DENVER — A widely reported factoid about marijuana here is that medical dispensaries outnumber McDonald’s and Starbucks locations, combined.
Since that statistic first became a staple of news reports, medical-marijuana dispensaries in Colorado have declined to half of their former numbers. Nearly 200 remain in Denver alone and nearly 500 statewide — still enough to make legal pot more pervasive than Egg McMuffins and Frappuccinos.
The stores were culled to that lower level after the state licensed and regulated them — suggesting that many of the people competing for the first-ever state marijuana licenses in Washington might not be in business in a few years.
Read more at The Olympian: http://www.theolympian.com/2014/03/16/3035395/pot-related-businesses-face-unique.html