Whether we like it or not, by the end of this week residents won't even have to leave the city to buy pot without a prescription.

The Coloradoan reports Organic Alternatives, at 346 E. Mountain Ave., will open for retail marijuana business on Friday, June 20th, at 10am.  It will be the first business in the city to do so.

The city of Fort Collins is already home to nearly a dozen medical marijuana dispensaries, but Organic Alternatives is the only one that has obtained its retail license from the state, according to Colorado Department of Revenue listings. That nod from the state is mandatory and separate from getting the retail go-ahead from the governing city or county.

What do you think about retail marijuana in Fort Collins: great for the economy, or terrible for our quality of life?