But they can't — at least not until next year. Like Washington, Colorado still needs to set up a regulatory framework to handle what is expected to be a big expansion of its marijuana market, even though the state already has more medical marijuana dispensaries than it has Starbucks.
I have to say, even though I stop smoking pot a long time ago, this is one of the things I'm really glad to have been wrong about. I must have had endless discussions about whether this would actually happen in my lifetime, and I just couldn't conceive it happening. Probably because I was looking at it wrongly, and expecting it come down the federal legislative channel. Nice!