As January 1 draws closer, the biggest question in Colorado has been: What will be the first shops legally allowed to sell recreational cannabis to adults 21 and over? Now we know…sort of. Monday, the State of Colorado become the first state to license recreational marijuana dispensaries when the Department of Revenue’s Marijuana Enforcement Division mailed out 348 retail marijuana licenses to growers, retail stores, infused-product manufacturers and even three testing facilities. That total includes 136 pot shops licensed to sell cannabis starting January — 1 so long as they have local approval.
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