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Colorado says annual legal pot demand will hit 130 tons
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A day after Washington became the second state to allow legal marijuana sales, Colorado, where the nation's first licensed pot stores opened in January, released a study estimating its marijuana demand at 130 tons per year. The projection was far higher than expected, Reuters reported, and it came as tax figures showed that the state's retail supply was growing. "The primary difference is caused by much heavier dosage amounts consumed by the state's 'heavy user' population," the Colorado Department of Revenue report said.

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