By Sheridan Block
Along with the new year, Colorado’s retail marijuana industry is rolling out, as 136 pot shops have begun sales this week.
Jan. 1 marked the first day medical marijuana facilities were able to make the crossover into recreational marijuana sales.
Last week, on Dec. 23, the Colorado Department of Revenue’s Marijuana Enforcement Division mailed out 348 retail marijuana licenses to prospective establishments. Included in those are 136 marijuana stores, 178 cultivation facilities, 31 products manufacturing facilities and three testing facilities.