Customers wait in line Wednesday morning, Jan. 8, 2014, outside Rocky Mountain Remedies.

First marijuana store in Steamboat Springs sees long lines

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Don Eckelmeyer was upbeat Wednesday when he left his home in Jackson, Wyo., at 3 a.m.

He then drove more than 300 miles to buy his first legal bag of marijuana here in Steamboat Springs.

“It’s the closest place,” he said.

When he got here, he and his fiance patiently waited in a line of more than 80 people for about two hours to make the purchase at Rocky Mountain Remedies.

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