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Why are lines around the block to buy marijuana in Denver but not at liquor stores?

Asked by Aster (20023points) January 12th, 2014

A huge marijuana “store” in Denver has people waiting outside to get in and the line goes around the block. The owners are making plans to build yet a second store. Why isn’t this happening at liquor stores? I hate to sound stupid but we are what we are.

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Seek's avatar

Because you can get booze anywhere, at any time.

There’s a bit of novelty in the brand new recreational pot store. Once the pot stores are everywhere and you can get happy brownies at Kroger, the craze will die down.

Also – proof this is good for the economy. Suck it, nonbelievers.

dxs's avatar

Because liquor stores have already been around. Selling marijuana has just become legal. I’m not sure how well these stores will do, however, since I heard they are quite expensive.

Blackberry's avatar

Supply and demand.

zenvelo's avatar

You can walk into Safeway and get any booze you want. There aren’t that many pot stores.

Paradox25's avatar

Cannabis is more difficult to attain for most people. Personally though with those types of taxes I would just grow it myself, like a cannabis style bootlegger. I think you can grow cannabis legally in Colorado too, like up to six plants I think.

El_Cadejo's avatar

@dxs FWIW The stores in Denver are still cheaper than getting it illegally in NJ.

Strauss's avatar

I think once the original furor is over the traffic in and around pot stores will be similar to liquor stores.

Strauss's avatar

^^Four years later, I can walk into any pot store (they’re usually referred to as “dispensaries”) and be served within 5 minutes.

kritiper's avatar

When I go to the liquor store, I know what I want, as most people probably do. So I get it and check out. Fast, easy, quick. No waiting, no line.
But a pot store?? There would be so much to look at before buying, the time it took to make a decision, no wonder it takes so long to make a purchase, and no wonder the line to get into the place winds down the block.

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