Dec 30, 2013 5:54 PM by Matt Prichard

Recreational marijuana: What you need to know

The tide is turning in Colorado as recreational pot hits shelves this Wednesday. 

"It's been a long life dream of mine that people could have their choice. Whether to drink alcohol, or to smoke weed," said Marisol Therapeutics Owner, Michael Stetler.

That dream comes true New Year's Day. But there's something to bear in mind if you're hoping to buy.

"They need to bring the proper ID, and they've got to be over 21 and that's about it," said Stetler. 

"That could be a driver's license, a passport, it just has to show that they're over 21-years-old," said Marisol Therapeutics employee, Bobbi Wolfe. 

Recreational buyers can also expect to pay hefty taxes as well.

"Yes they're going to pay an extra state tax and county tax totalling somewhere around 30 to 35 percent," said Stetler. 

And for medical marijuana users they can still come to the counter without those extra taxes to worry about.

"My patients, the medical side still stays the same. It won't be taxed as much as the retail side is," said Stetler. 

Marisol Therapeutics will open its doors at 8:00 A.M. on Wednesday and Stetler says he's expecting a huge crowd for day one. 

Below is a map of dispensaries licensed to sell recreational marijuana.  Not all of these locations will be operating on January 1, 2014.


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