Mile high milestone: Marijuana fears were unfounded

By Jeremy P. Meyer, The Denver Post Updated: January 2, 2014 at 7:52 am • Published: January 2, 2014 0

Denver City Councilman Charlie Brown predicted bad things for New Year's Day and the world's debut of legal recreational marijuana sales, fearing a press photograph of wanton dope smoking would stream across news wires and forever tarnish Denver's image.

He even penned a column for his constituent newsletter with the headline "Cannabis Chaos."

"I have to change that," Brown said on Wednesday, sitting in a chair inside the Medicine Man Denver marijuana store in Montbello. "I'm going to call it 'Marijuana Milestone.' "

All concerns were alleviated Wednesday as people calmly lined up, bought their weed and giddily drove away.

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