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Should All States Legalize Pot? Here's What Boomers Have To Say

A pedestrians walks past the Little Green Pharmacy medical cannabis dispensary in Denver, Colorado, on Tuesday, August 2, 201
A pedestrians walks past the Little Green Pharmacy medical cannabis dispensary in Denver, Colorado, on Tuesday, August 2, 2011. (Randall Benton/Sacramento Bee/MCT via Getty Images)

For more than 70 years, the sale of marijuana for recreational use has been illegal in the United States. But that ban, as it has existed for decades, ended on Jan. 1, 2014 in Colorado.

The historic first, legal sales of recreational marijuana to those 21-and-older began at select dispensaries in Colorado -- the first state in the nation, and the first government in the world, to control and regulate a legal recreational marijuana industry.

We asked our Facebook fans -- mostly over the age of 50 -- whether they thought legal pot shops were a good idea for the rest of the country. And we were inundated with a wide range of responses. Some people were adamantly against the idea -- while others insisted marijuana is a lot less harmful than alcohol.

Here's what folks had to say. Have anything to add? Let us know in comments.

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