Marijuana dispensaries in Colorado are finding it impossible to keep up with the demands of recreational users.
The first five days of days of legalized sales of marijuana have been big business for dispensary owners — so much so that some shops even closed early last Wednesday, the first day on which such sales were legal.
Supply simply can’t keep up with demand.
“We are going to run out,” Toni Fox, owner of the 3D Cannabis Center, told the Colorado Springs Gazette. “It’s insane. This weekend will be just as crazy. If there is a mad rush, we’ll be out by Monday.”
The stringent regulations on who can grow marijuana and how it can be distributed mean that these shortages will not merely be a short-term problem. The fears of medical marijuana advocates, who have long been concerned that such shortages would cause the price of pot to skyrocket, seem to have been vindicated, with some shops charging upwards of $500 per ounce.
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