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
2010 Proposition 203 (50.13%) $150/$75 2.5 oz usable; 0-12 plants Yes
1996
Proposition 215 (56%)
$66/$33
8 oz usable; 6 mature or 12 immature plants No
2000
Ballot Amendment 20 (54%)
$35
2 oz usable; 6 plants (3 mature, 3 immature)
No
5. Connecticut 2012 House Bill 5389 (96-51 House, 21-13 Senate) TBD One-month supply (exact amount to be determined) No
2010 Amendment Act B18-622 (13-0 vote) $100/$25 2 oz dried; limits on other forms to be determined No
7. Delaware 2011 Senate Bill 17 (27-14 House, 17-4 Senate) $125 6 oz usable Yes
2000
Senate Bill 862 (32-18 House; 13-12 Senate)
$25
3 oz usable; 7 plants (3 mature, 4 immature)
No
9. Illinois 2013 House Bill 1 (61-57 House; 35-21 Senate) TBD 2.5 ounces of usable cannabis during a period of 14 days No
1999
Ballot Question 2 (61%) No fee
2.5 oz usable; 6 plants
11. Massachusetts 2012 Ballot Question 3 (63%) TBD Sixty day supply for personal medical use unknown
2008 Proposal 1 (63%) $100/$25 2.5 oz usable; 12 plants Yes
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
2013 House Bill 573 (284-66 House; 18-6 Senate) TBD Two ounces of usable cannabis during a 10-day period Yes
2010
Senate Bill 119 (48-14 House; 25-13 Senate) $200/$20
2 oz usable
No
2007 Senate 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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