After months of anticipation, the time has come; beginning tomorrow, January 1st, recreational cannabis sales will be underway in Colorado, with dozens of outlets expected to be open around the state, especially in Denver.
Whether or not you’re someone who’s lucky enough to live in, or be visiting Colorado during this historic moment – the first day of legal recreational cannabis sales – everyone in the cannabis reform movement (and everyone who supports cannabis legalization) should take a minute to truly let this sink in. Legal, recreational cannabis sales, will begin tomorrow in Colorado, with another state (Washington) and country (Uruguay) only a few months from following suit.
We clearly have a long, hard fight ahead of us before we win this battle (making cannabis legal everywhere), but the victories that have been made – despite decades of harsh and steadfast propaganda – is nothing short of incredible, and we must use it as inspiration to keep fighting, while not falling complacent with the victories we’ve achieved.
As we move forward into the new year, we’d like to applaud those who have helped, and who will continue to help, reform our nation’s – and world’s – cannabis policies.
Cannabis prohibition will be put to an end. The real question, is how fast we can we do it?