Thirty-seven licensed retailers opened for sales, most of them in Denver, according to the Post. Denver police issued two citations for public marijuana consumption during the day, but the department could not confirm that these were related to the day’s sales.

Denver elected officials, worried about long lines and a lack of supply, worked behind the scenes to double the number of licenses issued in the city for recreational marijuana sales.

Jack Finlaw chief legal counsel to Gov. John Hickenlooper, said a major reason that things went smoothly Wednesday was due to a state task force that brought marijuana business owners, prosecutors, police and public officials together to work on legislation and regulation.  “We discovered that we all had a mutual goal to get this launched very efficiently and effectively
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