Five Things Arizonans Should Know About Colorado Marijuana Stores Opening Wednesday
2). You may want to get up there now if you want to make history by being among the first to buy legal Colorado marijuana.
"We're expecting some long lines," says Jay Griffin, general manager of Dank Colorado in Denver, which expects to open on Wednesday.
All Dank customers, whether Colorado residents or not, will be limited to a quarter-ounce of pot just to make sure there's enough for everyone. Even then, Griffin says he's not sure if the supply will hold.
NORML's Gillette says she spoke with one Denver retailer who says he definitely expects to sell everything he has on hand, possibly the first day.
"It's just impossible to keep up with what the pot demand is going to be," she says.
Gillette puts the numbers in perspective: About 700 medical-marijuana shops in Colorado supply about 120,000 patients. The number of retail customers might be five or even 10 times the number of patients after Wednesday, yet customers will be served initially by only 34 stores.
Sounds like there will be a lot of empty shelves while new marijuana plants are grown.