Customers lineup to buy recreational marijuana on Jan. 1, 2014.

Is Colorado running out of marijuana?

Just six days after they opened for business, many Colorado marijuana shops say the demand for recreational pot is so high they have to ration the amount they sell customers to avoid selling out.

At a downtown Denver dispensary, the Lodo Wellness Center on Wazee Street, the owner is limiting customers to an eighth of an ounce, even though it’s legal for Colorado residents to purchase a full ounce.

“I expected to have some business,” said Linda Andrews, owner of Lodo Wellness Center. “I didn’t expect it to be that big.”

Lodo Wellness Center’s edibles supplier, Elixirs and Edibles, is also having trouble keeping up.

“We thought we had enough supply to get us through January,” said a spokesman for Elixirs and Edibles. “We ran out in three days.”

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