Colorado issues first marijuana sales licenses to retailers

Licences allow retailers to sell marijuana for recreational use. Retailers can sell from 1 January 2014 after voter-approved law
The Guardian (UK)
Friday, December 27, 2013

The first licences in the United States that permit retailers to sell marijuana for recreational use from 1 January were issued in Colorado. Owners of cannabis dispensaries lined up to collect the permits in Denver: an initial batch of 42 licences were issued, most to growers but around a dozen to shops. The state already licenses more than 500 medical marijuana dispensaries, and only those outlets may apply to sell it for recreational use. (See also: Colorado issues first licenses for recreational marijuana businesses)