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i have no sympathy for these people. why do you want to promote this in town? you've got everything to lose and nothing to gain. they are parasites. they are pariahs. they have got no contribution to this society. they are preying on our community and our residents and our kids. and it's going to end badly. >> the pressure is on. one mistake and it's all over.
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we're headed to buena vista, colorado. we've got exactly $100,000 in cash, in a bag, in the back of this car. fortunately no one on this highway knows that. there's one of our prison. i bet there are guys right there in that prison for doing just about what we're about to do. >> marijuana, pot, grass, whatever you want to call it is probably the most dangerous drug in the united states. >> i shall continue to oppose efforts to legalize marijuana. >> i inhaled, frequently. that was the point. ♪ when you with feel her madness she will call you out ♪ >> what we're doing now is creating the next big tobacco of our time. >> this is a highly regulated business. >> we're talking about daylighting a black market
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activity. >> we are on the cutting edge of a brand new industry. ♪ and she's got you, doesn't she ♪ >> this is absolutely the next gold rush. this is the green rush. >> now the dominoes are falling, especially when they see the economic revenue. >> there's $2 billion to be had next year. i plan to take more than my fair share. ♪ breckenridge is a quaint, authentic, historic town. our brand is a family-oriented, health-centered community. >> it's family friendly, but also a place you can be yourself and let your hair down. >> it's a gorgeous place to bring your family. >> we're known for arts and culture and science.
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we have the best ski resorts in the country. >> breckenridge is a destination spot for people from around the world. >> it has about 5,000 people year round, but it brings in about 1.5 million visitors annually. that was what made us decide that this is the place for our marijuana business. >> this is the breckenridge cannibis club. this is our lovely maura rolling a weed for the store. this is the weed we sell and some of our edibles and some of our concentrates and all of our accessories. we sell weed-diffused sodas and weed-diffused candy bars. >> we very specifically chose breckenridge. not because we couldn't find a location in denver. they can fight over their competition and low margins and their security issues. we'll do business here in breckenridge. i'm fine with that. >> hello. how is it going? >> we're snowboarding. >> how awesome. >> i'm on outsider. i've got the look going on that i need the weed.
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>> unfortunately, we will not be able to help you out today. we're medical only at the moment. >> when you look at the medical marijuana industry, it's a totally different business than a recreational industry. >> if i come back on the 1st, what happens? >> you do not need a medical marijuana license. you do not need to be a resident. as long as you're over the age of 21 and you have a valid i.d. you can walk into a cannabis shop like ours and purchase marijuana. >> brian opened on main street four or five years ago. it was medical marijuana hoping that maybe it would switch to recreational, and it did. >> we were down there in the tour space for four years. >> four years selling medical marijuana they couldn't buy. >> ryan ended up with the only medical marijuana dense pensry on main street because a couple others failed. >> and here we are downtown paying the enormous rent and taking an enormous risk, and we'll here when the first of the
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year comes when we're allowed to go to recreational sales to fewerists. it was a huge gamble. >> go back and look at prohibition in the 1920s and 30s and fast forward 80 years to what's happening now. a lot of parallels between the two. once we started looking at marijuana as a commodity, it's going to be grown, it's going to be bought and going to be consol consoled. it's going to be consumed, and it's going to happen like that over and over and over again. >> we're starting off with some of the most beautiful places in colorado. we'd like to open a store in crested butte and we'd like to open one in steamboat sprijs and vail. different states, different countries. i want the breckenridge cannabis club to be a household name. >> a lot of people made money selling picks and shovels during the gold rush. this is the green rush. >> all right. there you are. >> have a good one. >> i would say there will be three to five billionaires minted in this industry in the next three to five years.
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>> this right here, this is the real stuff. you're not going to find this on the street. this is top quality, organic bud and in 2009 when we first started, we started off very small. we were growing in a garage. >> we had our own medical marijuana cards and had a few other patients and mostly just grew and gave that away until there was a profitable business plan that we could go forward with and that's when we got into breckenridge. >> we didn't work as hard as we worked the last four years to just scrape by. we have much bigger plans than that. ♪ >> we're headed to buena vista, colorado, to check out our friend's greenhouses. we're going to be buying some
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marijuana from him today, a large quantity of mayor onea, in fact. hopefully it gets us through the first two months. >> these are a couple of the kinds so if you want to take a look i have this and then i have all of it pre-packaged. >> that's what we've got going on here and here. cool. >> this is l.a. choose and this is purple dream and then i have l.a. woman. >> always does really good. >> want to count the money? >> let's check this out. >> there you are. >> pay some bills now. >> thank goodness. >> i want to be the steve jobs of marijuana. how great would that be? >> we mandated by ordinance that they would is there one yore to continue on main street doing retail sales and after that year relocate to airport road. >> i think we have an image to protect. i personally have spent 35 years of my life building this town to what it is today. >> we have beautiful boutiques, and we have great ski shops,
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we have wonderful restaurants. we've got to protect our town. >> marijuana shops on the second floor lead to the paraphernalia shops on the first floor which then further enhances activity that may not be legal. >> thanks. >> i think without question the identity of breckenridge is at a tipping point. >> you know why i love colorado? i'm driving pounds of weed back to my marijuana store in my subaru, and it's totally legal. s of hep c. or wonder... ...wer i should seek treatment. i am ready. because today there's harvoni. a revolutionary treatment for the most common type of chronic hepatitis c. harvoni is proven to cure up to 99% of patients... ...who've had no prior treatment. it's the one and only cure that's... pill, once a day for 12 weeks. certain patients... ...can be cured with just 8 weeks of harvoni.
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yeah, i am definitely a fitness girl, and i never thought i would be able to say that. i love to run, love to do yoga, and right now i'm headed to do mountaintop yoga and before that i have to obviously go hit yedi. i can't wait to introduce you. my bong. ♪ all right. i have to get out and do something when i get stoned. contrary to what a lot of people think, stereotypically, i do not like smoking and just chilling on the couch. yoga. ♪
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>> i have been working at the breckenridge cannabis club a little over a year now. my dad actually runs a ministry. he's very understanding and compassionate and awesome. he is totally cool with what i do. how is it going, guys? if you want to take it a little higher this new year, come check us out. >> can you kind of determine what your clientele is going to be. i mean, it probably seems like that day it's mostly going to be tourists. >> yes. we expect a lot of tourists. we're right on main street. we're the only downtown dispensary. peak holiday season so there's a ton of people in town right now. >> caitlin is the owner of the company. she's an angel. she really is. to deal with me you have to be
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an angel. we used to commute two hours each way seven days a week. >> i can't imagine doing it with anyone else. >> she is the love of my life, for sure. absolutely. no doubt in my mind. i grew up in a house with a loving family. my dad took great care of my mom, so i had some great examples. i'm also a cryer, in case anyone didn't notice. >> what hoops did you have to jump through with the city? >> we got inspected by all of the different town officials. we had to get background checked by the police department. until recently breckenridge has been a really easy town to work with. but as of right now they have asked us to leave at the end of our lease. >> the intent of the council was we don't want these shops in the face of families, tourists,
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people that are conservative by nature, that might leave breckenridge in hordes. i mean, we just don't want to turn off our tourist economy. >> listen, our 14-year-old granddaughter came to spend two weeks with us, and the first thing she said when she got in the car is nana, where are the pot shops in breckenridge? >> what does that say about you? >> she lives 2,000 miles away. and i said i have no idea and we're not going anywhere near airport road. >> retail sales can only be done out on airport road which is a mile north of town. we're calling it the green light district. >> the tourist market is on main street, and the locals market is on airport road. right now you have three or four dispensaries on airport road sharing a locals market of about 5,000 residents. when we're talking about the millions of dollars, millions of dollars are coming from the tourists and they are coming here. it's easier. i would do it. if i were visiting a town, i'm not going to go out of my way. i'm not going to rent a car, find a bus, figure out some sort of taxi situation.
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which we only have one taxi in this town to get all the way down to airport road. and all the way is still only a couple of miles, but a couple miles is important in a tourist town. >> the explanation we were given is that we should have the sales on the skirts of town where it's a little more difficult to get to and out of the site of the tourists. >> he's away from children, churches, schools. >> it's absolutely bull [ bleep ]. >> if we wanted to be just family friendly, we probably wouldn't have over 100 liquor licenses within hundreds of feet of my marijuana store. >> what would happen if you simply took the regulations in place for alcohol retail sales and used those for marijuana? >> they are very different. you can be on the main floor. you can be on main street with a liquor store. >> why not just use those? >> because it's not restrictive enough. >> this council doesn't think it's restrictive enough. >> the state passed the law that
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said towns, basically you can do whatever you want. that's wonderful from a social experiment perspective but it's also a political environment, so at the same time everybody is trying to appease their constituents. >> the company hasn't been able to raise enough money with all the fees due for new licenses. we had to pay next year's retail license fees on top of our medical renewals. >> for four years really we've just been getting by. we've been late on our personal rent. our personal credit right now is wrecked. we already have ruined it. >> hey, brian and caitlin, how you guys doing? >> thanks for coming by. >> so nick had to give us like 7 grand to get by in our personal lives until the company can afford to pay our salaries which isn't going to be until january or february. >> yeah. a lot of people think that we are just stoners and forget all of our bills, but really we're always robbing peter to pay paul. are we going to pay this first
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or are we going to pay this first? how long can this vendor wait or how long can this bill wait so we're constantly playing the shuffle game of who is going to be the least mad when we don't pay them. >> when we don't have the money in time. >> hopefully our master plan works out. >> thanks, nick. >> so we're going to go to the bank and drop off our deposit. this is a personal banking account. banks won't do business with us because our current banking situation is that this is a federally illegal profit and the banks don't want to touch it for fear of money laundering and racketeering charges. >> kicked out of three banks now i believe. one which we openly banked with as far as being a marijuana business. it was a local credit union, and they were totally fine with our marijuana money. however, just like the rest of the banks, they had federal auditors, and this summer we got kicked out of there, so we're kind of in limbo right now.
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>> yeah. >> hello, would you like a flyer for recreational marijuana? open wednesday at 8:00 a.m. >> i think you would probably find that there's a number of folks who live here that don't necessarily want to see that business on main street. >> this is certainly a new category, and all four of those shops desire to come to main street. there's no question about that. >> you know, when visitors come here, they know that colorado has legalized marijuana. they don't know whether it's on main street or airport road. they know it's here. >> our citizens overwhelmingly passed it so all i'm saying is let's -- let's own it and address it. >> i like to be part of history and i think this is part of history. i just don't think we realize it yet. >> january 1st is fast approaching. nobody really knows what that is going to be like. and we see no reason to stop. so cvs health is creating industry-leading programs and tools
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♪ all my life my daughter didn't smoke, you know. she didn't all through high school, so for her to end up in this business is interesting. they believed in it enough. everybody in the family has put money into it. they were working so hard and so long. they work seven days a week, they are crazy. >> cool. so are you up behind that street? >> okay, cool. brian had a dream. brian had a big dream. part of it was dating caitlin, too. she was like, no, no, we're friends. >> we're starting this business. >> we're starting this business. so he would write on calendar like day caitlin finally says yes to dating brian. >> honestly, i don't think that this was a life's ambition for
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caitlin, but it's definitely become their life. to see how much they have grown and everything she's learned in the last four years and everything she's done i think is amazing, truly amazing. i don't think i could have done the same thing at her age. >> i can't believe it's actually going to happen. >> i can't believe my daughter owns this store. you were going to be a teacher. >> now i'm -- >> now you're -- >> -- playing in dope. >> hello. >> hi, how are you? >> good. how are you doing today? >> i'm good. how are you guys? >> so you're from new england. >> originally, yes. >> why do you want to work here? >> well, i'm very interested in the industry. >> this is where my passion is at. >> i really look at it as medicine and not something to get high off of. >> it's where i want to be with the rest of my life. >> i see that you have been here at least 500 times. >> yeah. >> thank you. >> i think i've spent my total
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this year is almost $10,000. >> good lord. >> that's up there. >> i've also just made my own strain. >> so you brought marijuana to this interview? >> yes. >> jars are bigger than ours. >> this town is known for bad customer service. >> sure. >> and we want to be known for great customer service. >> yeah, of course. >> have you ever seen a co-worker being rude to a customer? >> yeah. >> what was your reaction? >> i usually said do you want to go outside and smoke a bowl? and it worked every time. >> the sales side, i'm very customer oriented and love talking to people about cannabis. >> i assume you smoke weed. >> yes. >> are you high right now? >> no. >> are you high right now? >> no. >> are you high right now? >> well, i mean, i was earlier, but not anymore, like it went away. >> that's understandable. okay. >> what do you think the most marijuana is that you have consumed in one sitting? >> maybe like 14 grams. >> that's a hefty chunk. >> i think you might be a winner.
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>> what do you love about marijuana? >> you know, i thought about that on the way when i was sitting out there today, and the only thing i could think about is way back in the day when all the indians were here before we were all here and they found this plant and they ate it or they drank it or they did this or that, and they were oh, i feel good and they got up and they said would you like to have a good day, that's what i love about this. [ phone ringing ] >> bcc, this is maura. yes, we will be open at 8:00 in the morning, january 1st. you just need to bring a valid photo i.d. proving you're over the age of 21, and it can be from anywhere in the world. >> we have two managers on duty plus caitlin and i and the sales staff. you might see that we're a little heavy on the labor budget as first, but we just want to
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make sure that everything is run real smoothly. >> my mental well-being is shot. just a touch under 48 hours. we have been going insane this whole week, and it hasn't been getting any better the closer we get to the 1st. >> we're checking i.d.s at the door and at point of sale. so there will be two checks. >> we're on the tourist map for breckenridge and this is what they get when they come into town. >> we're on the map. >> it's impossible for us to move. >> yeah, it's official. >> that's pretty good. i feel like we need to get it turned clockwise perhaps. >> i've always had three rooms in the store. one was storage, almost a waste of space. one was an office that was not necessary to be downtown at this high rent. and one was our marijuana sales room. in the last few days, we have transformed it from one usable room to three usable rooms. we're going to have a gift shop and two marijuana sales rooms. >> we hired 18 new people to top out our two employees that we've
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had until now so it's going to just be -- i mean, a completely different animal. >> this just needs to be the fast room so that we can sell weed. >> in and out. >> we need people in and out, in and out, in and out. i wanted a line out the door, but i don't want town council thinking that we can't handle the sales that we're getting. i want to make it look like we can handle whatever someone throws at us. >> yeah. >> even if it's 1,000 tourists out the door on day one, i want to show the town that we've got this and that we're going to take care of everyone's needs. >> okay. so i've got the schedule sent out. i'm slowly hearing back from the employees that they have seen the schedule. i've told them to confirm with me that they saw the schedule so i know that -- >> we're dealing with a bunch of stoners here. >> exactly. >> the most that we've ever done in a day is probably around $4,000, $5,000. >> 001-001. number one in the town. we've waited for this for two years.
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good job, us. >> i just can't fathom that we're going to do $25,000 to $30,000 in a day. that just seems impossible. >> we've been putting out fires left and right the last couple of days. the company that is supposed to be checking all of our inventory has not gotten the tags out that we needed on time. 12 hours ago i was wondering if i would be able to open tomorrow or not. >> i'm nervous, i know caitlin is nervous. she was on the verge of tears a couple of times so she's definitely nervous. >> 500 lunch bags. >> yeah? >> do they have 600? >> yeah. >> might as well -- do they have 700? >> yeah. >> just get -- do they have 800? 800 and then you're done. >> do 800. >> okay, bye. >> controlled chaos the last few days. >> we don't even have our labels
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yet. >> 3,500 labels is all they had. >> okay, cool, 3,500 labels. we won't be legally complaint without those. okay, cool, perfect. ♪ >> as hard as it's been, i know both brian and i have had a great time building this business from the ground up together. i can't imagine doing it with anybody else. >> all right. let's wrap. let's do it. back to work. everyone out here. back to work. release technology, helps prevent the urge to smoke all day. i want this time to be my last time. that's why i choose nicoderm cq. oh. see that? great job.
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oh, my god. 17 minutes. >> 7:43 a.m., probably 20 degrees, blustery. >> i'm freaking out. i'm a little nervous. we haven't slept a wink. and i'm ready to go home right now. we haven't had one sale. >> everyone on council believes that some discretion is very important with this.
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this should not be in your face. >> your cash drawer, got 300 bucks in here. log in and make sure it likes you first. should be $300 down to the penny. >> from a personal perspective 20 years in law enforcement, i never thought i'd see this day come. >> all right, guys. one or two minutes, ready to go. >> you good, super, thanks. you ready to go? good to go? courtney, you're good? >> once you allow something it's very hard to go back. >> it's 8:00. >> i brought you your first customer. mommy dearest. >> are you ready for this? >> we'll find out. ♪ >> light up, america. on new year's day colorado will become the first state in the country to allow recreational marijuana sales. >> hi, everyone. get your i.d.s ready. is everyone ready to come in, are you cold? are you ready?
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>> i.d.s, i.d.s. look at this. this is great. give me a little noise. let's do it. the first day, end of prohibition. the end of prohibition again. >> i can't believe it. >> i can't believe it. >> i'm so proud of you. >> you're first, my man. let me see that i.d. real quick. >> colorado resident coming up. >> that's right. >> welcome, texas, georgia. >> guys, thank you so much for coming in. if you want to cycle in here, i think they are finishing up. >> 25 a gram and before tax it comes out to 31. >> everyone here from the police to the business owners say they do not expect sort of a marijuana mardi gras type atmosphere. that's because it's still illegal to smoke marijuana in public. >> as long as they are not smoking it in front of me, then they are all right, but if they are consuming in public, that's problematic because it's against the law and we won't tolerate it. >> as long as people are being responsible we don't have issues. it's irresponsible behavior that causes all of our problems.
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that's why we have jobs. >> attention, everybody. we are cash only! if you do not have any cash, the nearest atm is located across the street. >> we'll get some guidance from the doj really soon so we can access bank accounts so you don't have to respond to a burglary call. >> we don't. >> i don't want you to go either and that's the reason my money is gone. >> and we're good. you never know. >> and no one needs to get shot over some money. >> happy new year. >> it will come. it will come around. >> thank you so much. 800, 900, 10 hundre,000, 1,100, you very much. >> this is just unbelievable. >> the fact that we have stores here. people are stocking their shelves and people are standing outside just having their i.d.s checked and they are buying cannabis. >> we're located at 226 south main street in breckenridge, directly across the street from starbucks. >> i just legally purchased marijuana.
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instead. >> i wanted my picture taken, and i wanted my kids to show it to my grandkids and say, look, i was with grandma, and we bought weed legally. >> okay. here we go, guys. >> thank you. >> you're very welcome. enjoy your vacation. >> everyone has been in the best mood. we haven't had any complaints about lines or wait or taxes or the cold or cash only. >> taxes in this town are 24%. >> 24% on cannabis. >> on cannabis. >> jesus. >> yeah. it's absolutely unbelievable that this has happened so quickly and now the dominoes are falling. especially when they see the economic revenue, you're just going to change the world. >> did you see the demographic in that line? >> old dudes, old ladies, people from other countries. >> we've had so many colorado residents, too. >> we've already raised $5,000 in sales tax today. >> today.
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>> today. >> they can't -- there's no way they are going to kick us out. >> that's $2 million a year. that's not even all of today. we'll raise $15,000 in sales tax today. >> we should go drop a check off for the town and be like are you sure you want us to leave? >> we'll be like a publishers clearing house check. that's what i'm saying. $2 million. >> and be like now how is our image for breckenridge. >> how is this image? >> we're funding all your jobs. >> we'd like to buy breckenridge, thanks. >> colorado, january 1st. go get a weed soda and quench your thirst. weed for sale! turn any hose connection into a clever feeding system for a well-fed garden. miracle-gro. life starts here. but for people with copd, the world is filled with air.
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bcc, this is caitlin. we aren't currently sold out. we're actually headed to our garden right now to bring some more product over. >> trying to get these boxes of weed back to the store. normally it would have taken us, you know, a week to sell what we went through in five hours this morning. >> santa. >> what we all desire. just to get through.
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>> oh, my god. >> yeah, there is still a line out to the next block. i can't believe this line hasn't let up once. >> and so these are the strains that we have available. >> i told you, it's really strong. >> the easiest job we have, checking i.d.s. this guy didn't show up. you hire someone and they sign up for the schedule and then don't come, so caitlin is down there right now checking i.d.s and i am checking the i.d. book or the rules book for what i'm allowed to accept here. >> how are you guys doing here today? >> i'm getting used to all these new i.d.s. >> you guys are out here from nebraska. very nice. i'll check yours, too. >> you're good to go. >> can i see your i.d., please. >> i didn't know until monday. then, oh, this is it happening? >> we've heard that from a lot of people. we were just skiing and then all of a sudden weed was legal. >> i feel really lucky to be here. just so happens we were here for the first day that it was legal. >> it was crazy just buying it
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and going to eat breakfast with it and bringing it back to come get some more. >> i came all the way from mexico city just to be one of the first to buy recreational marijuana the legal way. i stopped by because i know every cent i put into marijuana goes to the black market and the cartels. if this works out in colorado, maybe one day with mexico we can do it and stop the killings, stop the black market and, i don't know, what's all the fuss about, making it legal. >> people will hit me up out of nowhere. they see the scarf and ask me if i have bud on me. first like to check to see their age. i'm not going to sell to anybody or donate to anybody, you know,
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that's going to be under, but, yeah, it's pretty cool. people have been donating anywhere from like $20 to $80 and mainly 40 bucks but it's pretty cool. >> you've got to be [ bleep ] me. >> yeah, marijuana. >> got some papers. want some papers, man? >> you can't be selling pot out here. >> i was just donating, bro. people are donating. >> it's not legal in colorado. >> see, it's like on different accounts. i give it to you on one account. >> sure, but then they pay you for it. >> it's like i gave them it. they're like here's some money. >> yeah, that's called a sale. they defined it real clearly. just because you might not make a profit. that's a bad business model. doesn't make it legal. >> no matter what the pace is, you're getting a constant -- >> if there's 100 customers and you take five of them, you took 5% of my business. if five more came i would have done 105 customers. >> it's never getting down the
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line because it's always staying packed. >> you're not making sense. in 12 hours, if 100 people come in, you take five away, i only have 95 people left. >> five people, but there's a max amount of people that can go in. >> if 20 people show up and do what you're doing i'll have zero sales. look, dude, you've got a line all day. if i steal five customers from you it's not like stealing because you have customers still. no one can pay you to grow weed in colorado unless you have that state license that cost $20,000. we paid $20,000 for this license. that's what attracted all these people. advertising for $500 a page in the newspaper. i pay hundreds of dollars a month for different websites. and he's going to stand out here and take the customers away. >> i came out here first. the next time i won't even come outside. it's cold. i'll call the police. thanks, chaz. >> we've got cash. it's cash only. everyone is cool with that, all right? sorry, guys. end of the night.
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i'm sorry. >> i thought you close at 10:00. >> our last transaction has to happen at 10:00. and i apologize for the confusion. 8:00 a.m. tomorrow. all right, thanks. >> all right. >> way to kick some ass. good job, first day really working there. >> did you guy count your tip jars yet? they made an extra 60 or 70 bucks over there. >> wow. >> how did we end up? >> over 47,000. >> $47,000. holy -- >> that's so much unorganized money. >> we do that about 30 times our normal daily sales for medical marijuana by switching to retail marijuana. this is why we had to be open on the 1st. >> unreal. >> this is what happens when you legalize marijuana.
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i'm laying down because my head hurts really, really bad. tired and nauseous and -- and i need to lay down. this is not what i expected success to feel like.
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all right. i'm sleeping on money, by the way. totally weird going from not having any money at all to having so much money that i don't even know how much money i have because i can't keep track of it all. i never thought i would get tired of counting cash, but turns out you can get tired of that, too. people are asking us if we're going to sell out of weed or not, which is a pretty good question. we might sell out of weed. >> i'm glad you're doing so well. it's great. >> one of the reasons i voted for amendment 64 is it takes the criminal act of purchasing marijuana out of the hands of criminals. you don't have a black market. you have a good proprietor like brian selling to you across the counter. it's an above board deal. >> what does a gram cost?
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>> 25 bucks. so an ounce is $700. >> when i was growing up, a dime bag. >> $10 and $5. >> as an elected representative i am going to be cautious, and i think our council has been cautious and we want to do the right thing for our voters, but we want to do the right thing for our brand. >> and not even our first two days of business, we have sold $100,000 of marijuana. in 20 days -- is that -- is that -- no, never mind. >> yeah. >> if you did $50,000 a day for 20 days, that's a million dollars. those are real numbers. >> $1 million. i'm going to text my grandmother. >> you guys are going to be millionaires in a month. who does that? >> i think we're swinging this council. >> good. >> if we're not, we're going to get a new council. >> we did $15,000 in sales tax
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yesterday. >> i'm doing the math. >> well, i'm glad you're so successful. >> thanks, john. >> thanks for stopping by, by the way. appreciate that. >> talking to wendy and i kept hearing about the line across the street. i'm going to go see it. >> yesterday it was even bigger. >> thanks a lot. >> you guys have a good day, and enjoy yourselves. >> yeah. you don't want anything for the road? >> no, i'm going to stay straight. >> all right. >> when i'm not mayor. maybe i'll change. >> i kidded brian, i said, brian, if you were an asshole it would be a lot easier to send you down to airport road. >> i've been here 25 years, and i've never seen anything like this at all. i don't think it's a good idea to be on main street. i think there's enough sensibility to go time out. we're going too fast on this. we need to listen to the constituents. >> i have three boys. i've got two in college and got a 12-year-old at home and also a chaplain at the boy scouts. i'm involved with the kids, and
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i want to do what i can to protect them. >> edibles are a problem right now. >> can't fill out any orders. until next week. gone las are so busy at their source because they are ending their wholesale line. >> the store is doing all of their sales. they say too high of a markup. it doesn't make any sense for them to run wholesale. >> sell them half price to us. >> we're just about out of edibles already, in two days. >> there's a reason why these edibles look like candy. they're trying to get our youth addicted to these things, too. they don't care. >> the anti marijuana on main street people will be active and will be mobilized and organized and be passionate about communicating their message to others and getting the vote out. >> if they get kicked off of main street, brian and caitlin are screwed, and i feel like they are being a little bit passe about it. >> i think marijuana is an issue that came in colorado and snuck up on a lot of people. to the youth credit, to me
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that's probably who voted for it. they came out in abundance, and they got this thing passed, and now we've got to deal with the problems. >> at this point their golden egg is lost. they will have to move. if they have not really prepped and prepared for that then, yeah, they are [ bleep ]. they are definitely [ bleep ]. >> business has been great. business has been great. double what we were dreaming, and i dream pretty damn big, and the shortage that we were looking for is bigger than i thought it was going to be and it's here. >> what would i do if i were brian and caitlin? fight, frickin' fight. >> there's no weed in the whole state. nobody has any weed. >> if we had to close the store because we didn't have any product to offer people -- >> that's like $300,000 of production we're behind. we can't have that. >> give us 100 days and we'll have 1 million worth of marijuana here. >> we've collected over $120,000 of taxes in january.
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we had to go hand that to the people who voted to kick us out of our location. >> they are parasites. >> they're pariahs. >> it's getting personal. >> they are going to have a target painted on their back. >> that is a real threat. >> i would like to thank the last participant for committing a class four felony. >> this is a big boy operation now. there's no more games. ♪ as a business, we have been open every single day for the last four years. holidays, snowstorms, we have been open. if we had to close the store because we didn't have any product to offer people, that


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