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Legalizing Marijuana Colorado Confusion-9

In this Dec. 6, 2013 photo, Ryan Cook, the general manager of The Clinic, a Denver-based dispensary with several outlets, gives an interview in the lobby of one of his stores, in Denver. The Clinic is among the roughly 150 medical marijuana dispensaries hoping to begin selling to recreational users when it becomes legal to sell on Jan. 1, 2014. The state's hopeful pot shops are so mired in red tape and confusion that no one knows yet when or if they'll be allowed to open. Not a single shop will clear state and local licensing requirements until about Dec. 27. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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