Unknowns and uncertainties after one year of marijuana legalization in Colorado (Deseret News National)

By DEBORAH SUTTON | March 6, 2015


More than a year has passed since Colorado’s “Green Wednesday,” when hundreds of people braved the New Year’s Day cold to queue outside the state’s 24 marijuana retail stores.

Colorado became the first jurisdiction in the world to legalize marijuana for commercial production and sale. Washington state followed six months later and Oregon and Alaska are expected to open retail shops in 2016. Other states like California, Massachusetts, Nevada and Maine, where medical marijuana and small amounts of recreational pot are legal, are expected to pass measures in next year’s elections that broaden those allowances.

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