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Mile high milestone: Marijuana fears were unfounded

By: Jeremy P. Meyer, The Denver Post
January 2, 2014 Updated: January 2, 2014 at 7:52 am
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photo - 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 )
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 ) 

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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