Are Pot-Friendly Coffee Shops About to Become a Thing in America?

Just like Amsterdam, smoking pot is now legal in Washington and in Colorado, where Gov. John Hickenlooper signed it into law Monday. Unlike Amsterdam, though, we all have to figure out a couple of tricky questions about what this means on a federal level before business owners in those states start opening up "coffee shops" of their own. When we refer to coffee shops, we're referring to the 220 public places in Amsterdam where you're still legally allowed to consume and purchase marijuana. In Washington and Colorado, savvy business owners are in the beginning stages of trying to bring pot-friendly bars to life or at least throwing out the idea there to journalists.