First Legal Weed Purchased in Colorado

The state of Colorado began the sale of recreational marijuana Wednesday, marking the beginning of an unprecedented experiment in the governmental regulation of weed. Colorado had 24 shops open Wednesday, most of them in Denver.

Marijuana legal ColoradoThe first man to make a legal weed purchase in the United States … ever  is reportedly 32-year-old Sean Azzariti a Denver-based Iraq war veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Azzariti purchased 3.5 grams of pot  at a Denver dispensary at an 8 a.m. during a press event.

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According to sources…Azzariti does not plan on smoking his “legal weed.”  Instead, he will store his “new piece of history”  for now.  He will reportedly  to donate it to a museum eventually.

According to TMZ.com, In celebration of the new law he didn’t spend the big day un-high.   He told the gossip website that he “blazed through some weed from his personal collection to celebrate the momentous occasion, and subsequently binged on gingerbread waffles with apple puree.”

Colorado has no statewide pricing structure, and by mid-afternoon, one dispensary was charging $70 for one-eighth of an ounce of high-quality pot. Medical marijuana patients just a day earlier paid as little as $25 for the same amount. ‘The other state that has legalizes recreational pot, Washington.

20 States that Permit Marijuana for Medical Purposes

1998
Ballot Measure 8 (58%)
$25/$20
1 oz usable; 6 plants (3 mature, 3 immature)
unknown
2. Arizona
2010Proposition 203 (50.13%)$150/$752.5 oz usable; 0-12 plantsYes
1996
Proposition 215 (56%)
$66/$33
8 oz usable; 6 mature or 12 immature plantsNo
2000
Ballot Amendment 20 (54%)
$35
2 oz usable; 6 plants (3 mature, 3 immature)
No
5. Connecticut2012House Bill 5389 (96-51 House, 21-13 Senate)TBDOne-month supply (exact amount to be determined)No
2010Amendment Act B18-622 (13-0 vote)$100/$252 oz dried; limits on other forms to be determinedNo
7. Delaware2011Senate Bill 17 (27-14 House, 17-4 Senate)$1256 oz usableYes
2000
Senate Bill 862 (32-18 House; 13-12 Senate)
$25
3 oz usable; 7 plants (3 mature, 4 immature)
No
9. Illinois2013House Bill 1 (61-57 House; 35-21 Senate)TBD2.5 ounces of usable cannabis during a period of 14 daysNo
1999
Ballot Question 2 (61%)No fee
2.5 oz usable; 6 plants
11. Massachusetts2012Ballot Question 3 (63%)TBDSixty day supply for personal medical useunknown
2008Proposal 1 (63%)$100/$252.5 oz usable; 12 plantsYes
2004
Initiative 148 (62%)
$25/$10
1 oz usable; 4 plants (mature); 12 seedlings
No
2000
Ballot Question 9 (65%)
$200
1 oz usable; 7 plants (3 mature, 4 immature)
Yes
15. New
Hampshire
2013House Bill 573 (284-66 House; 18-6 Senate)TBDTwo ounces of usable cannabis during a 10-day periodYes
2010
Senate Bill 119 (48-14 House; 25-13 Senate)$200/$20
2 oz usable
No
2007Senate Bill 523 (36-31 House; 32-3 Senate)$0
6 oz usable; 16 plants (4 mature, 12 immature)
No
1998
Ballot Measure 67 (55%)
$200/$100
24 oz usable; 24 plants (6 mature, 18 immature)
No
2006
Senate Bill 0710 (52-10 House; 33-1 Senate)
$75/$10
2.5 oz usable; 12 plants
Yes
2004
Senate Bill 76 (22-7) HB 645 (82-59)
$50
2 oz usable; 9 plants (2 mature, 7 immature)
No
1998
Initiative 692 (59%)
?
24 oz usable; 15 plants
No

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