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Denver shops get 1st ‘pot’ licenses

Mood giddy as city gears for recreational-marijuana sales

Posted: December 28, 2013 at 5:28 a.m.

Shawn Phillips, right, owner of Strainwise marijuana stores, shakes hands with Denver Excise and License technician, Jennifer Scott, Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 after receiving his license to legally sell marijuana at the Wellington E. Webb Municipal Office Building in Denver, Colo. The city is giving out licenses to the owners of 42 medical marijuana shops and growers Friday. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Andy Cross)

DENVER — The first group of Denver businesses approved to sell recreational marijuana got their licenses Friday, with the owners posing for pictures and saying they never thought they’d see the day when they’d get a permit to sell the product.

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