Friday, January 3, 2014

Lines form in Colorado for first legal sales of marijuana

My Paper, Friday January 3, 2014, Page A4, Top Stories
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By mypaper, DENVER, NYT, Published on Jan 03, 2014


SELLING IN STORES: Colorado is the first of two US states to sell state-regulated marijuana.
PHOTO: SELLING IN STORES: Colorado is the first of two US states to sell state-regulated marijuana.
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THEY lined up before dawn and in the snow on Wednesday - baby boomers from Nebraska, retirees from Denver and a young man who had driven all day from Ohio.

Some were long-time marijuana users. Some had been arrested for marijuana possession.

They were among the hundreds of tourists and residents across Colorado who took part in the country's first sales of state-regulated recreational marijuana.



Users line up for Colorado pot shops
PHOTO: Users line up for Colorado pot shops
The line stretches around the block at Bud Med to open in Edgewater on the first day of legal recreational marijuana sales in Denver, Colorado (Getty).
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They walked into 40 shops, from downtown Denver to snowy ski resorts, flashed their identifications and, in a single transaction, took part in what supporters hailed as a historic departure from drug laws focused on punishment and prohibition.

"It makes you giddy to say it: I went into a store and bought pot," Ms Linda Walmsley said as she walked out of the Denver Kush Club, where a line of shivering customers stretched down the block.

While about 20 states allow medical marijuana, voters in Colorado and Washington state decided last year to go one step further, becoming the first in the United States to legalise the sale of small amounts of the plant for recreational use and regulate it like alcohol. Colorado began promptly on New Year's Day.



In this Dec. 5, 2013, photo marijuana matures in ideal conditions at the Medicine Man dispensary and grow operation in northeast Denver.
PHOTO: In this Dec. 5, 2013, photo marijuana matures in ideal conditions at the Medicine Man dispensary and grow operation in northeast Denver. As Colorado prepares to be the first in the nation to allow recreational pot sales, opening Jan. 1, hopeful retailers are investing their fortunes into the legal recreational pot world, all for a chance to build even bigger ones in a fledgling industry that faces an uncertain future.
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To supporters, it was a watershed moment in the country's tangled relationship with the drug. To sceptics, it represented a grand folly.

The governor and the Denver mayor both opposed legalisation and stayed away from the celebrations and inaugural sales on Wednesday.

Marijuana enthusiast Darren Austin said: "We wanted to be here. It's historic."
 
By mypaper, DENVER, NYT, Published on Jan 03, 2014


PHOTO:  Marijuana Woman
Marijuana Woman from Ziggy Marley's Marijuanaman comic book.
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Poison Ivy From Batman DC
PHOTO:  Poison Ivy From Batman DC
Poison ivy is a fictional character and an enemy of Batman. It is a very attractive red-haired woman, dressed in a green suit made of sheets and obsessed with Botany. It uses toxins from plants to carry out his crimes and also his seduction to take advantage. Ultimately it aims to destroy the human race and create a world where plants dominate.

The Dr. Pamela Lillian Isley is a Botany of Seattle, with great knowledge about the plants. However, the scientist Jason Woodrue (alias Floronico man) experimented with it, injecting toxins into the blood to make it immune to any type of poisons, viruses and bacteria. This gave other skills into poison ivy. The toxins also made her sterile and since then she is your plants as children.

Woodrue escaped authorities, abandoning Pamela in the hospital for six months. Enraged by the betrayal, Pamela suffered violent and sudden changes of mood. After her boyfriend had a car accident, Pamela abandoned his studies and left Seattle bound to Gotham City. There his first offense: threatened to release their deadly airborne spores unless the city to accept their demands. Thus it became known as poison ivy.

Batman, who had appeared the same year in Gotham, thwarted their plans by enclosing it in Arkham asylum.

Pamela is very appealing and can seduce men with ease, since it uses pheromones from plants. She specializes in hybrids and can create the most powerful toxins from throughout Gotham City. The toxins from your body make her lips to contain a deadly poison, making it very dangerous. In some occasions used weapons like poisoned darts. Ivy gained even more features of plant after a fight with Catwoman (Catwoman vol.1 N ° 57), where one of his experiments fell on it and gave it a greenish tone to your skin. In some numbers you can mentally control plants.
PHOTO: Marie-Louise-Parker-Snake (Weeds)
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