David Marx, right, Boulder County's first recreational marijuana customer, is helped by budtender Will Donahoe at Karing Kind on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. (Mark Leffingwell, Daily Camera)

Boulder County finally enters recreational fray as two stores open

Nearly two months after becoming legal in Colorado, recreational marijuana sales finally arrived in Boulder County as two shops opened their doors Tuesday.

Karing Kind became the first shop to sell retail marijuana to the general public in Boulder County when it opened around 10:20 a.m. Tuesday, and Terrapin Care Station at the corner of Canyon Boulevard and Folsom Street was the first to open in the city of Boulder a few hours later.

David Marx, of Longmont, was the first customer in the county after making his purchase at Karing Kind’s store a mile north of Boulder.

“That was great,” he said after making his purchase as the other customers in line applauded. “They’ve definitely got a large selection of product.”

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