– “Legal marijuana sales begin today in Washington”
“The start of legal pot sales in Washington Tuesday marks a major step that’s been 20 months in the making. Washington and Colorado stunned much of the world by voting in November 2012 to legalize marijuana for adults over 21, and to create state-licensed systems for growing, selling and taxing the pot. Sales began in Colorado on Jan. 1,” quoting Gene Johnson, the AP.
– “Six Months of Marijuana Sales: Positive Trends Emerge in Colorado”
“Despite warnings from legalization opponents, Colorado looks pretty much the same as ever since regulation, if not better. Crime is down, the economy is sound, and there remains strong overall support for legalization throughout the state. Even the states Director of Marijuana Coordination was quick to note recently that the sky hasnt fallen since the first retail shops opened on January 1st,” quoting Laura Pregram in DrugPolicy.org.