Reefer rules: Hashing out the details of legalized marijuana - KMSP-TV

Reefer rules: Hashing out the details of legalized marijuana

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Pot shops in Colorado are reporting brisk sales for the second day of legalized the sales of marijuana for recreational use.

The law went into effect on the first of the new year, and already conservative estimates say that over a million dollars worth of pot was sold.

Many even got turned away due to the high demand.

"They gave us this number and told us to come back today and now we're in the fast track line to get in so you know it was disappointing but now at least one more day I could do that," one consumer, Jamal Hall, said.

Many people are even traveling from other states to take part in the legal toke, including one couple from Illinois.

The couple, who have been unable to get medical marijuana here, went on a trip to visit relatives in Colorado where they also were able to take advantage of the new law.

They did not want their names used, but they and many other people from Ohio, Michigan and mountain west states are making the trek to Denver to legally buy pot.

Another Chicagoan, Duncan Ross, made the trek, "It's a dream come true, ha."

Among those who rolled into town, Duncan Ross from Chicago.

First of everyone in the party buying and consuming has to be 21.

Colorado residents are limited to one ounce purchases per visit, and non-residents can only buy a quarter of an ounce.

There's no smoking pot in public, only in private residences, and sharing is allowed but only if no money is exchanged.

Employers can restrict marijuana use by employees, and while it's legal to get high it is still illegal to drive impaired.

Colorado State Patrol officers are getting additional training to spot people who might be stoned behind the wheel.

"If you're driving and you're impaired by marijuana or by anything else, you will be stopped, you will be cited, you will be arrested," Colorado State Patrol Sergeant Mike Baker said.

Despite two days of crowds this cash only business produced none of the predicted problems.

"I expect we're going to see these crowds through the weekend into Monday when I think most of the people in this line will have to be back at work on Monday and I think things will start to calm down a little bit next week," Tim Cullen of Evergreen Apothecary said.

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