On Election Day 2012, more than half of Coloradans and fully two-thirds of Boulderites voted to approve Amendment 64, solidifying Colorado’s status as one of the first two states in the country to legalize pot for recreational use.
By the time the first dispensaries opened their doors to celebratory crowds more than a year later, the state had already undergone extensive and collaborative preparations involving legislators, regulators, entrepreneurs and the law enforcement community.
From lawyers to educators, teenagers to police, almost everyone had questions about Colorado’s experiment. How would legalization affect criminal activity? Would tax revenues stack up to the predictions? What would become of a state where everyone 21 and older was allowed to be high?
Click here to read what we’ve learned from one year of legal weed.