BY ED MURRIETA

DENVER — “Did you notice the fragrance?”

We were packed into a clean-emissions shuttle bus traveling along touristy 16th Street Mall.

A young man wearing blond dreadlocks and reeking of his pot-smoking tribe squeezed past two office ladies.

“You smell it everywhere,” one lady said to the other. “It’s the stoner bro smell.”

Welcome to The Mile High City, capital of legal pot in America, where the most radical cultural shift since Prohibition is transpiring, quite literally, under the noses of Colorado citizens, 55 percent of whom voted last year to legalize retail sales and recreational consumption of pot by adults age 21 and up.

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