- Posted January 3, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Changed your mind about marijuana?
Guns and Weed oh my!
Marijuana legalization: Long lines on first day of Colorado legal pot sales
It was hard to tell from talking to the shoppers, however, that they had waited hours in snow and frigid wind.
"It's a huge deal for me," said Andre Barr, a 34-year-old deliveryman who drove from Niles, Mich., to be part of the legal weed experiment. "This wait is nothing."
The world was watching as Colorado unveiled the modern world's first fully legal marijuana industry — no doctor's note required (as in 18 states and Washington, D.C.) and no unregulated production of the drug (as in the Netherlands). Uruguay has fully legalized pot but hasn't yet set up its system.
"This feels like freedom at last," said Amy Reynolds, owner of two Colorado Springs medical pot shops. Reynolds came to Denver to toast the dawn of pot sales for recreational use. "It's a plant, it's harmless, and now anyone over 21 can buy it if they want to. Beautiful."
Marijuana skeptics, of course, watched in alarm. They warned that the celebratory vibe in Colorado masked dangerous consequences. Wider marijuana availability, they say, would lead to greater illegal use by youth, and possibly more traffic accidents and addiction problems.
"It's not just a benign recreational drug that we don't have to worry about," said Dr. Paula Riggs, head of the Division of Substance Dependence at the University of Colorado-Denver medical campus.
These are but a few of the excerpts I pulled from this source:
As this debate rages on here at iReports I thought it would be interesting to report the early results of the new Colorado Legalized Marijuana law.
Last year the heated debates were about stricter gun control laws.
Today its Legalized Marijuana.
What are your thoughts on whats more dangerous.
Guns, weed or both?
For my Stoner friends, its about Guns and Weed, not Guns n Roses.