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Colorado pot still illegal in Georgia


Georgia law enforcement warns people that just because marijuana is legal to sell in Colorado now, it is still illegal in the Peach State.  

Starting in the New Year, Colorado is the first state to allow recreational marijuana sales.   They are seeing longs lines of customers at new stores. Colorado residents age 21 and over can purchase up to one ounce of marijuana.  Out of staters can buy a quarter ounce.

Albany Dougherty Drug Unit agents warn that legal in Colorado does not make it legal in Georgia.

"Because you bought it in a state that it is legal or where it is medicinal, it's still not legal here. And so if you go to Colorado, you buy it, you come back to Georgia, Albany, and we catch you, you're under arrest," said A.D.D.U. Commander Major Bill Berry.

Berry said that time will tell if the legalization will satisfy customers with it's price and availability.  In Colorado the price is $50 for an eighth of an ounce.


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