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First-ever Legal Adult Marijuana Sales to Begin TOMORROW in ColoradoSalem-News.com
A female U.S. military Veteran with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder will be the first customer.
(DENVER) - The first-ever legal adult marijuana sales will begin Wednesday, January 1 in Colorado. Leaders of the initiative that made marijuana legal, Amendment 64, will hold a news conference at 7:30 a.m. MT at 3D Cannabis Center in Denver — a licensed marijuana retail store with on-site cultivation facility — followed by the first sale at 8 a.m. MT. The licensed marijuana retail store is located at 4305 Brighton Blvd. in Denver.
The first customer will be Sean Azzariti, a Denver-based Iraq war veteran who can now legally use marijuana to alleviate the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Azzariti appeared in a Yes on 64 campaign television ad last year in which he discussed how legalization would benefit those suffering from PTSD — a condition that is not covered under Colorado's medical marijuana law despite repeated efforts to add it.
Statement from Mason Tvert, director of communications for the Marijuana Policy Project and co-director of the Amendment 64 campaign:
Leaders of the campaign that made marijuana legal will recognize first sales on January 1 with event at 3D Cannabis Center in Denver
WHAT: First-ever legal adult marijuana sales and news conference with leaders of the campaign that made marijuana legal in Colorado
WHEN: Wednesday, January 1, news conference at 7:30 a.m. MT; first sale at 8 a.m. MT
WHERE: 3D Cannabis Center, 4305 Brighton Blvd., Denver
WHO: Mason Tvert, Yes on 64 co-director, Marijuana Policy Project, Brian Vicente, Yes on 64 co-director, Sensible Colorado, Betty Aldworth, Yes on 64 advocacy director, Ntl. Cannabis Industry Assoc., Toni Fox, owner of 3D Cannabis Center, Sean Azzariti, first customer, Denver veteran with PTSD
Source: Marijuana Policy Project
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