Just this week, Colorado lifted the ban on recreational pot use, causing the price to skyrocket in the region as retailers struggle to keep up with demand.

The state, which has made it legal for quite some time to purchase pot for medical use, has now allowed any retailer with the appropriate license to sell marijuana. This has resulted in so much demand that an ounce is going for as much as $400.

**spits out drink**

For $400 a ounce, it better be the best pot you’ve smoked in your entire life. Regardless of the price, Colorado’s lead in fully legalizing the plant is set to be the testing ground for other states to follow. Which, once they see the tax benefits gained from the skyrocketing sales, others should follow.

Watch the CBS news report on the topic below…