Whoa dudes, we hate to harsh your buzz, but uh, it turns out that legal pot is like, so popular in Colorado that after only five days of sales, the state has almost completely run out of its stash. Not cool man, not cool.
The popularity of legalized pot in Colorado was so apparent on the very first day sales opened up, that not only did $1million worth of the green stuff pass across sales counters into the hands of customers, but at least one store went through its entire stock and had to close its doors. On the FIRST DAY!
The Colorado Springs Gazette interviewed one of the shop owners experiencing the unprecedented boom in sales and reported that:
[box type=”shadow”]Denver’s 3D Cannabis Center owner Toni Fox thought she had enough marijuana to last through February when she opened her doors Jan. 1 for recreational pot sales.
Now she will close Monday and Tuesday she said, to re-evaluate her supply.
She served 450 customers Jan. 1 and turned away 60. She had been serving 25 clients a day for the past three years while her store was restricted to medical marijuana sales, she said.
“We are going to run out,” she said midday Thursday, the second day of legal marijuana sales for recreational use. “It’s insane. This weekend will be just as crazy. If there is a mad rush, we’ll be out by Monday.”[/box]
With the statewide supply of pot running low, and stores feeling the pinch on their stashes from a clearly motivated and hungry customer base, a few of the preliminary worries that medicinal users had about legalization are now becoming a reality. The main worry was that with an expected sky-high demand for legal pot, and a supply chain not robust enough to fill the demand, that prices could skyrocket across the state, and that’s exactly what has happened as some shops have been witnessed selling an ounce of pot for up to $500.
Colorado definitely has some kinks to iron out in its legalized pot system before things will begin running a lot more smoothly, but until that happens Colorado’s original pot dealers are making sure residents know via local papers that they’re still around too:
[box type=”shadow”][W]hen the novelty wears off, people will be tired of having to go to the stores and paying much higher prices for the same weed. Street dealers will charge less, and we deliver.[/box]
h/t: Raw Story