Marijuana: Boulder's first recreational pot shop opening a surprise to owner, too

On January 1, eighteen recreational marijuana stores opened in Denver -- and that number has more than doubled in the weeks since then. But in Boulder, which may have the weediest reputation of any Colorado community, not a single non-medical pot shop was open until 12:36 p.m. yesterday, when Terrapin Care Station's Folsom Street branch finally debuted. Why the delay? And why such a weird launch time? A TCS spokesman has those details, as well as info about the official grand opening later in the week. Photos, a video and details below.
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