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Business was brisk as stores in Denver, Pueblo and other communities opened for legal recreational marijuana sales Wednesday, Jan. 1.

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Dylan Aragon of Pueblo celebrates his first legal pot purchase at Marisol Therapeutics in Pueblo West early Wednesday morning January1, 2014. The store opened at 8am to begin retail pot sales but some customers were in line as early as 2am. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Dylan Aragon of Pueblo celebrates his first legal pot purchase at Marisol Therapeutics in Pueblo West early Wednesday morning January1, 2014. The store opened at 8am to begin retail pot sales but some customers were in line as early as 2am. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Customers line up and wait for the opening of Marisol Therapeutics in Pueblo West early Wednesday morning January1, 2014. The store planned to open at 8am to begin retail pot sales but some customers were in line as early as 2am. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Sean Azzariti, a former Marine who served in the Iraq war and has post-traumatic stress disorder, shakes hands and thanks store owner Toni Fox, after Azzariti was the first to buy retail marijuana at 3D Cannabis Center, which opened as a legal recreational retail outlet in Denver, on Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014. Colorado began retail marijuana sales on Jan. 1, a day some are calling "Green Wednesday." (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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Employees help customers at the crowded sales counter inside Medicine Man marijuana retail store, which opened as a legal recreational retail outlet in Denver on Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014. Colorado began retail marijuana sales on Jan. 1, a day some are calling "Green Wednesday." (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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A recreational marijuana menu and price list sits on a counter at 3D Cannabis Center, which opened as a legal recreational retail outlet in Denver, early Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Colorado began retail marijuana sales on Jan. 1, a day some are calling "Green Wednesday." (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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Employees help customers at the crowded sales counter inside Medicine Man marijuana retail store, which opened as a legal recreational retail outlet in Denver on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Colorado began retail marijuana sales on Jan. 1, a day some are calling "Green Wednesday." (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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Customers wait in line, which was more than 300 deep by 10 a.m., on the first day of retail marijuana sales at LoDo Wellness in Denver Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014. Customers can legally purchase marijuana for recreation use in Colorado. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, AAron Ontiveroz )

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Partygoers celebrate the start of a new year during a Prohibition-era themed New Year's Eve party celebrating the start of retail pot sales, at a bar in Denver, Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014. Colorado is to begin marijuana retail sales on Jan. 1, a day some are calling 'Green Wednesday.' (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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Employee David Marlow, right, helps a customer, who smells a strain of marijuana before buying it, at the crowded sales counter inside Medicine Man marijuana retail store, which opened as a legal recreational retail outlet in Denver on Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014. Colorado began retail marijuana sales on Jan. 1, a day some are calling "Green Wednesday." (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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Store owner Toni Fox, right, greets customers who stand in a snaking line numbering several hundred people, shortly after the opening of her 3D Cannabis Center, which opened as a legal recreational retail outlet in Denver at 8am on Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014. Colorado began retail marijuana sales on Jan. 1, a day some are calling "Green Wednesday." (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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Rethinking Pot The First Sales

Customers stand in a snaking line numbering several hundred people, shortly after the opening of 3D Cannabis Center, which opened as a legal recreational retail outlet in Denver at 8am on Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014. Colorado began retail marijuana sales on Jan. 1, a day some are calling "Green Wednesday." (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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Rethinking Pot The First Sales

Customers stand in a snaking line numbering several hundred people, shortly after the opening of 3D Cannabis Center, which opened as a legal recreational retail outlet in Denver at 8am on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Colorado began retail marijuana sales on Jan. 1, a day some are calling "Green Wednesday." (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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Store owner Toni Fox, second from right, greets customers standing in a snaking line numbering several hundred people shortly after the opening of her 3D Cannabis Center in Denver at 8am on Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014. Colorado began legalized retail recreational marijuana sales on Jan. 1, a day some are calling "Green Wednesday." (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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Rethinking Pot The First Sales

Customers stand in line shortly after the opening of 3D Cannabis Center, which opened as a legal recreational retail outlet in Denver at 8am on Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014. Colorado began retail marijuana sales on Jan. 1, a day some are calling "Green Wednesday." (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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Rethinking Pot The First Sales

Employees David Marlow, right, and Chris Broussard work behind sales counter inside Medicine Man marijuana retail store, which opened as a legal recreational retail outlet in Denver on Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014. Colorado began retail marijuana sales on Jan. 1, a day some are calling "Green Wednesday." (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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At dawn, customers are offered free coffee from a tent in front of 3D Cannabis Center, which opened as a legal recreational retail outlet in Denver, early Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Colorado began retail marijuana sales on Jan. 1, a day some are calling "Green Wednesday." (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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Customer Adam Hartle makes a cash transaction, one of the first to buy retail marijuana at 3D Cannabis Center, which opened as a legal recreational retail outlet in Denver, on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Colorado began retail marijuana sales on Jan. 1, a day some are calling "Green Wednesday." (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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Customer Adam Hartle smiles as he makes a cash transaction, one of the first to buy retail marijuana at 3D Cannabis Center, which opened as a legal recreational retail outlet in Denver, on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Colorado began retail marijuana sales on Jan. 1, a day some are calling "Green Wednesday." (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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Before opening for business, a private security guard watches the door at 3D Cannabis Center, which opened as a legal recreational retail outlet in Denver, early Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Colorado began retail marijuana sales on Jan. 1, a day some are calling "Green Wednesday." (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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Rethinking Pot The First Sales

At dawn, employees get ready for the start of a business day at 3D Cannabis Center, which opened as a legal recreational retail outlet in Denver, early Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Colorado began retail marijuana sales on Jan. 1, a day some are calling "Green Wednesday." (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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Dylan Aragon of Pueblo celebrates with Marisol Gardens employees in Pueblo West Wednesday, January 1, 2014, after making his first legal purchase of marijuana. Retail pot sales became legal at two retail stores in Pueblo Wednesday. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Marijuana for sale Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at Marisol Gardens in Pueblo. Retail pot sales became legal in Pueblo, Colorado Wednesday, January 1, 2014. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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RETAIL POT SALES LEGAL

Dylan Aragon of Pueblo smells a container of marijuana at Marisol Gardens in Pueblo West Wednesday, January 1, 2014, before making his first legal purchase of pot. Aragon waited in line starting at 2:30am Wednesday to be the first customer to make a purchase. Retail pot sales became legal at two retail stores in Pueblo Wednesday. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Marisol Gardens employee Heather Hadley stocks the shelves at the Pueblo West store on Wednesday, January 1, 22014, the first day of retail pot sales in Colorado. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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RETAIL POT SALES LEGAL

Customers wait in line early Wednesday morning, January 1, 2014 to be the first to legally purchase marijuana at Marison Gardens in Pueblo West. Retail pot sales became legal in Pueblo, Colorado Wednesday. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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RETAIL POT SALES LEGAL

Marijuana joints on dislplay for sale at Marisol Gardens in Pueblo Wednesday, January 1, 2014. Retail pot sales became legal in Pueblo, Colorado Wednesday. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Dylan Aragon of Pueblo celebrates his first legal pot purchase at Marisol Therapeutics in Pueblo West early Wednesday morning January1, 2014. The store opened at 8am to begin retail pot sales but some customers were in line as early as 2am. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

RETAIL_POT_SALES

Dylan Aragon of Pueblo celebrates his first legal pot purchase at Marisol Therapeutics in Pueblo West early Wednesday morning January1, 2014. The store opened at 8am to begin retail pot sales but some customers were in line as early as 2am. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

RETAIL_POT_SALES

Customers line up and wait for the opening of Marisol Therapeutics in Pueblo West early Wednesday morning January1, 2014. The store planned to open at 8am to begin retail pot sales but some customers were in line as early as 2am. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

Rethinking Pot The First Sales

Sean Azzariti, a former Marine who served in the Iraq war and has post-traumatic stress disorder, shakes hands and thanks store owner Toni Fox, after Azzariti was the first to buy retail marijuana at 3D Cannabis Center, which opened as a legal recreational retail outlet in Denver, on Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014. Colorado began retail marijuana sales on Jan. 1, a day some are calling "Green Wednesday." (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Rethinking Pot The First Sales

Employees help customers at the crowded sales counter inside Medicine Man marijuana retail store, which opened as a legal recreational retail outlet in Denver on Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014. Colorado began retail marijuana sales on Jan. 1, a day some are calling "Green Wednesday." (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Rethinking Pot The First Sales

A recreational marijuana menu and price list sits on a counter at 3D Cannabis Center, which opened as a legal recreational retail outlet in Denver, early Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Colorado began retail marijuana sales on Jan. 1, a day some are calling "Green Wednesday." (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Rethinking Pot The First Sales

Employees help customers at the crowded sales counter inside Medicine Man marijuana retail store, which opened as a legal recreational retail outlet in Denver on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Colorado began retail marijuana sales on Jan. 1, a day some are calling "Green Wednesday." (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Rethinking Pot The First Sales

Customers wait in line, which was more than 300 deep by 10 a.m., on the first day of retail marijuana sales at LoDo Wellness in Denver Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014. Customers can legally purchase marijuana for recreation use in Colorado. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, AAron Ontiveroz )

Rethinking Pot The First Sales

Rethinking Pot The First Sales

Partygoers celebrate the start of a new year during a Prohibition-era themed New Year's Eve party celebrating the start of retail pot sales, at a bar in Denver, Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014. Colorado is to begin marijuana retail sales on Jan. 1, a day some are calling 'Green Wednesday.' (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Rethinking Pot The First Sales

Rethinking Pot The First Sales

Rethinking Pot The First Sales

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Rethinking Pot The First Sales

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Employee David Marlow, right, helps a customer, who smells a strain of marijuana before buying it, at the crowded sales counter inside Medicine Man marijuana retail store, which opened as a legal recreational retail outlet in Denver on Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014. Colorado began retail marijuana sales on Jan. 1, a day some are calling "Green Wednesday." (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Rethinking Pot The First Sales

Store owner Toni Fox, right, greets customers who stand in a snaking line numbering several hundred people, shortly after the opening of her 3D Cannabis Center, which opened as a legal recreational retail outlet in Denver at 8am on Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014. Colorado began retail marijuana sales on Jan. 1, a day some are calling "Green Wednesday." (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Rethinking Pot The First Sales

Customers stand in a snaking line numbering several hundred people, shortly after the opening of 3D Cannabis Center, which opened as a legal recreational retail outlet in Denver at 8am on Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014. Colorado began retail marijuana sales on Jan. 1, a day some are calling "Green Wednesday." (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Rethinking Pot The First Sales

Customers stand in a snaking line numbering several hundred people, shortly after the opening of 3D Cannabis Center, which opened as a legal recreational retail outlet in Denver at 8am on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Colorado began retail marijuana sales on Jan. 1, a day some are calling "Green Wednesday." (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Rethinking Pot The First Sales

Store owner Toni Fox, second from right, greets customers standing in a snaking line numbering several hundred people shortly after the opening of her 3D Cannabis Center in Denver at 8am on Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014. Colorado began legalized retail recreational marijuana sales on Jan. 1, a day some are calling "Green Wednesday." (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Rethinking Pot The First Sales

Customers stand in line shortly after the opening of 3D Cannabis Center, which opened as a legal recreational retail outlet in Denver at 8am on Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014. Colorado began retail marijuana sales on Jan. 1, a day some are calling "Green Wednesday." (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Rethinking Pot The First Sales

Employees David Marlow, right, and Chris Broussard work behind sales counter inside Medicine Man marijuana retail store, which opened as a legal recreational retail outlet in Denver on Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014. Colorado began retail marijuana sales on Jan. 1, a day some are calling "Green Wednesday." (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Rethinking Pot The First Sales

At dawn, customers are offered free coffee from a tent in front of 3D Cannabis Center, which opened as a legal recreational retail outlet in Denver, early Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Colorado began retail marijuana sales on Jan. 1, a day some are calling "Green Wednesday." (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Rethinking Pot The First Sales

Customer Adam Hartle makes a cash transaction, one of the first to buy retail marijuana at 3D Cannabis Center, which opened as a legal recreational retail outlet in Denver, on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Colorado began retail marijuana sales on Jan. 1, a day some are calling "Green Wednesday." (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Rethinking Pot The First Sales

Customer Adam Hartle smiles as he makes a cash transaction, one of the first to buy retail marijuana at 3D Cannabis Center, which opened as a legal recreational retail outlet in Denver, on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Colorado began retail marijuana sales on Jan. 1, a day some are calling "Green Wednesday." (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Rethinking Pot The First Sales

Before opening for business, a private security guard watches the door at 3D Cannabis Center, which opened as a legal recreational retail outlet in Denver, early Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Colorado began retail marijuana sales on Jan. 1, a day some are calling "Green Wednesday." (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Rethinking Pot The First Sales

At dawn, employees get ready for the start of a business day at 3D Cannabis Center, which opened as a legal recreational retail outlet in Denver, early Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Colorado began retail marijuana sales on Jan. 1, a day some are calling "Green Wednesday." (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

RETAIL POT SALES LEGAL

Dylan Aragon of Pueblo celebrates with Marisol Gardens employees in Pueblo West Wednesday, January 1, 2014, after making his first legal purchase of marijuana. Retail pot sales became legal at two retail stores in Pueblo Wednesday. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

RETAIL POT SALES LEGAL

Marijuana for sale Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at Marisol Gardens in Pueblo. Retail pot sales became legal in Pueblo, Colorado Wednesday, January 1, 2014. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

RETAIL POT SALES LEGAL

Dylan Aragon of Pueblo smells a container of marijuana at Marisol Gardens in Pueblo West Wednesday, January 1, 2014, before making his first legal purchase of pot. Aragon waited in line starting at 2:30am Wednesday to be the first customer to make a purchase. Retail pot sales became legal at two retail stores in Pueblo Wednesday. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

RETAIL POT SALES LEGAL

Marisol Gardens employee Heather Hadley stocks the shelves at the Pueblo West store on Wednesday, January 1, 22014, the first day of retail pot sales in Colorado. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

RETAIL POT SALES LEGAL

Customers wait in line early Wednesday morning, January 1, 2014 to be the first to legally purchase marijuana at Marison Gardens in Pueblo West. Retail pot sales became legal in Pueblo, Colorado Wednesday. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

RETAIL POT SALES LEGAL

Marijuana joints on dislplay for sale at Marisol Gardens in Pueblo Wednesday, January 1, 2014. Retail pot sales became legal in Pueblo, Colorado Wednesday. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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