Last year, James Aaron Ramsey says he had to serve a jail sentence for having pot.
But after making the drive from Missouri to Colorado, he became one of the first to legally buy some weed yesterday.
He says when he gets back home, he plans to frame the receipt - to remind himself of the possibility that he someday can go to any state in and score weed legally.
He wasn't the only one who literally went to great lengths to be among the first to buy pot the first day it was available legally in Colorado.
Brandon Harris says he was forced into rehab for using pot - only to see his underage friends getting smashed on alcohol all the time.
He drove 20 hours from Ohio to be among the first to get pot legally as sales were launched.