Five Things Arizonans Should Know About Colorado Marijuana Stores Opening Wednesday
4.) Dozens, if not hundreds, of marijuana shops will open in Colorado over the next couple of years.
But on Wednesday, just 34 retail shops will open in various towns, according to a list put together by Colorado's National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.
Not all Colorado towns wanted the retail outlets, and some have moratoriums on the shops or are still drafting rules concerning them. That means, for the time being, no retail shops will be open just over the state line off State Route 160 or in towns closest to the border, like Cortez or Durango.
The nearest retail marijuana shops to Arizona appear to be in Telluride, about an eight-hour drive from Phoenix. Three retail stores are expected to open in the ski town.
The Denver Post also put out a list of stores planning to open as soon as Wednesday, but it's Denver-centric and has only 24 stores on it.