CO Pot Shops to Sell Recreational Marijuana Starting Wednesday

On Wednesday some Nebraskans will likely make a trip to Colorado to buy recreational marijuana, but authorities and stores are warning people not to transport it to neighboring states.

At Steel City Meds located in Southern Colorado, Manager Josh Behling says his store will start selling Recreational Marijuana January 1st, 2014.

"We are going to be ready to go the best we can," said Behling.

For nearly a year Behling says he's had people asking to buy the pot for recreational use, but until now he's had to turn them down.

"Don't try to take it across state lines because other states don't want it there and we don't want to ruin the industry and make ourselves look bad by lots of people getting caught outside of Colorado," said Behling.

It's a thought local authorities are echoing. They are reminding people they can get in trouble for bringing pot into Nebraska.

"It's a progressive fine if you continue to get caught," said Lincoln County Sheriff Jerome Kramer.

Depending on the amount, you can be charged with a felony.

"We'll probably see an increase in the number of offenses just because people that go out picking up for personal use," said Kramer.

At another dispensary in Denver, Manager Dylan Hunter says he believes the demand for Recreational Marijuana is going to be huge.

"Over the last five years dispensaries have been flourishing in Colorado and now that recreational marijuana is right around the corner there are going to be dispensaries that are medicinal and recreational," said Hunter.

Hunter says this shop will likely go recreational, but for now they are going to wait and see how it all unfolds.

"We definitely have a lot of eyes on us," said Hunter.

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