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Local Man Among First to Buy Legal Pot
DENVER, Colo. (WKRC) -- A man from Blanchester was among the first in line in Denver, Colorado to legally buy pot for recreational use.
Brandon Harris told a reporter, "We're making history here."
An Iraq war veteran became the first sale. He said he uses marijuana to alleviate the symptoms of PTSD.
At least 24 pot shops in eight towns are open for business. Activists hope legalizing the drug proves to be a better alternative to the costly war on drugs.
But critics say it will lead to more drug abuse and crime.