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World's first state-licensed marijuana retailers open doors in Colorado

As of January 1st, cannabis can be legally produced, sold and taxed in Colorado. Iraq War veteran Sean Azzariti, who suffers from PTSD, was the first to purchase legal marijuana from Denver's Discreet Dispensary. (SOUNDBITE) (English) SEAN AZZARITI, FIRST CUSTOMER, VETERAN WITH PTSD, SAYING: "Now I get to use recreational cannabis to help alleviate my PTSD and it's a stepping stone for other states to help other veterans, as well." PTSD is not covered under Colorado's medical marijuana law. But the state's new Amendment 64 allows people like Azzariti to buy recreational pot without a prescription. (SOUNDBITE) (English) BETTY ALDWORTH, "YES ON 64" ADVOCACY DIRECTOR, NATIONAL CANNABIS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION," "In Colorado we expect nearly $400 million dollars in sales next year. Across the nation, the marijuana industries will create $2.34 billion dollars of economic activity." So Colorado retailers are rolling up their sleeves, and rolling o

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