For the first time in the history of the United Sates of America, retail marijuana licenses have been issued. Colorado issued 136 retail, 178 processing, and 31 production licenses. 270 of these licenses were issued to businesses in Denver.

These licensed businesses have gone through the state’s rigorous Retail Marijuana licensing process, which includes the submission of required documentation, fingerprint-based background checks, financial checks and payment of licensing fees,” the Marijuana Enforcement Division wrote in a press release.

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