Clad in black flapper dresses and gangster suits, a steady stream of people entered Casselman’s Bar & Venue Tuesday night to celebrate the end of marijuana prohibition.
And then they lit up.
Joints were burning at the bar, under black and white balloons near a craps table and on the patio, where a small group of men and women choked, coughed and then broke into hysterical laughter.
Tyla Reimers, 42, and Chad Reimers, 47, had driven up from Colorado Springs to mark the historic occasion. The couple owns two medical marijuana dispensaries and hope to open a recreational outlet once Colorado Springs allows them.
“I think it benign, I don’t think it is dangerous.” said Tyla Reimers. “I am a capitalist. Let’s get it legalized and then tax it.”
The couple decide to get into the business after watching the Showtime television show “Weeds.”
Tyla said she doesn’t smoke marijuana herself, but others in the warehouse district crowd said they smoked anywhere from two times a day all the way up to 15 times a day.
David Earley, a 24-year-old grower, is on the upper end of that spectrum.
“What am I going to do,” he said. “I’m hanging out with plants all day.”