At around 4:20 p.m., the frantic staff at Manitou Springs' first recreational-marijuana store, Maggie's Farm, sold an eighth of an ounce of Jesus OG to Manitou Springs City Councilor Kevin “Sarge” Mac Donald and officially kicked off a new era in the small town. It also became the first RMJ store in El Paso County, and is one of two that will open in Manitou, along with Reserve 1, which is attempting to buy the building currently housing Wild Ginger.
Of course, it could all end with a vote in November, but until then people will be free to seek their leafy bliss on the eastern end of town. Between 50 and 75 people were lined up in the rain, as onlookers from the nearby gas station gawked at the proceedings. Somewhere in all this, a savvy Domino's driver pulled up to hand out coupons.
We'll have more tomorrow, including video of the proceedings before the doors were opened, but in the meantime enjoy some photos.