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Video - First Person To Buy Legal Pot In Colorado? Iraq War Veteran

Marine veteran Sean Azzariti buys legal pot

The very first person to ever buy legal marijuana in Colorado is Sean Azzariti, a Marine veteran who served two combat deployments in Iraq.

Azzariti told reporters covering his groundbreaking purchase on New Year's Day that marijuana helps alleviate his post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms:

"I'd rather use cannabis than benzos [benzodiazepines] like Klonopin or Xanax. It's a lot more safe in my opinion. It helps me a lot."

Azzariti made history with his purchase of a cannabis strain called Bubba Kush and chocolate truffles that contained THC, according to The Denver Post. Total cost to Azzariti was $59.74, including tax.


Colorado's new law, which went into effect on Jan. 1, allows adults who are 21 years of age or older to purchase marijuana legally, reports Politico.