Across the state, more than three dozen retail marijuana stores opened for business on January 1st, marking a historic milestone for pot advocates. News reports showed lines outside of some Denver-area stores. And, people from around the country traveled to the state to purchase pot. In the Roaring Fork Valley, retail marijuana shops are expected to open later this year.
The Denver Post has been anticipating this day. The newspaper hired two marijuana critics and launched a new website devoted to pot coverage. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen spoke to Ricardo Baca, the Post’s Marijuana Editor.