A Blazing Start
One year in, Colorado’s experiment with retail marijuana has been a sweeping success.
By Josh Voorhees
Raking in the green: Customers shop for “Green Friday” deals at the Grass Station marijuana shop on Black Friday in Denver on Nov. 28, 2014.
Photo by Rick Wilking/Reuters
Legal retail weed in Colorado turned one year old this month. While legalization remains more experimental than established at this point, the early returns make a compelling case that the first year was a sweeping regulatory success in the Rocky Mountain State.