100 days of recreational marijuana sales: Advocate's top eight reasons it's working
This is the 100th day since recreational marijuana sales became legal in Colorado, and to mark the occasion, Michael Elliott of the Marijuana Industry Group has put together eight reasons it's working, supported by coverage from national and local media outlets. Yes, the items are cherry-picked, and legalization opponents could come up with reports that disputed all of Elliott's. But at the very least, the roster is evidence of the huge changes that have taken place in a very short period. Count down the photo-illustrated list below.
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Number 8: Medical efficacy
"Gupta: 'I am doubling down' on medical marijuana'" by Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, 3-6-14'
Number 7: Tax revenue
"Colorado Expects to Reap Tax Bonanza From Legal Marijuana Sales" by Jack Healy, The New York Times, 2-20-2014
Number 6: Real estate
"Colorado Pot Laws Help Mile-High City's Appetite for Real Estate to Grow Even Higher" by James Higdon, CNN, 12-13-2013
"Denver Ranks as a Top 'Market to Watch' for Commercial Real Estate" by Dennis Huspeni, Denver Business Journal, 1-17-14
Continue to keep counting down one advocate's top eight reasons why recreational marijuana sales are working on the 100th day since they became legal.