Legal marijuana sales to start in New Mexico, Colorado, Washington, and Oregon within weeks: report

NORTH CAROLINA — Legal marijuana sales will begin on April 30 in New Hampshire and Oregon, the first states to approve the use of the drug, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced Thursday.

The states of Colorado and Washington will also begin issuing licenses for retail sales on April 10.

In addition, marijuana will be legalized in Vermont, Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia, the DEA said in a statement.

While sales are expected to begin in New York City, the city is still prohibited from allowing marijuana to be sold on the streets.

More: The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency said Thursday it had received reports of people selling marijuana in the city, but the agency would not comment on whether or not it had taken action.