Fans line up to make history in Colorado pot shops
DENVER (AFP) - It was barely dawn when people began lining up outside the Denver Kush Club on Wednesday, turning up their collars against the sleet and wind.
But a little winter weather wasn't about to put them off - they were making history.
"I'm in no hurry. I've waited my whole life for this," said 43-year-old Mr Scott Van Pelt, who drove seven hours from notoriously conservative Texas to be among the first to legally buy marijuana for recreational use.
Colorado and Washington approved the recreational sale of cannabis in November 2012 referendums, and pot shops were allowed to open on Jan 1 in Colorado and later in the year in Washington.