"Retail stores across Colorado sold nonmedical marijuana to adults for the first time on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. As someone who has worked on reforming marijuana laws for nearly three years, I decided to take part as a customer and get in line."
The article continues, "Once in earshot of the ‘budtenders,’ the conversation was fairly surreal. I asked for a strain perfect for after work, something to make me relax and help me sleep — a Marijuana Merlot. I was told two Indica strains are solid sellers for this purpose: Tahoe Triangle and Ogre. Tahoe Triangle had a light pine smell; Ogre was more musty and pungent like you might imagine a hairy monster would be. I went with the Ogre with thoughts of Shrek in my mind.
"The stores are fully backed by the state and local governments, and have been given a cautious green light by the federal government to proceed as planned."
As the article explains, "Colorado voters approved Amendment 64, which legalized pot for recreational use." The amendment was passed by Colorado voters 55% to 44% in November 2012.