Since marijuana is legal in Colorado, it seems entirely appropriate that the ultimate munchie soon will be available there.

In-N-Out Burger has announced that it plans to open as many as 50 stores in Colorado, servicing them out of a new a beef-patty production facility and distribution center that it plans to build in Colorado Springs. The opening of the first one could take as long as a year, according to a story in the Orange County Register.

Colorado is the first new state for In-N-Out, which has been in business for just shy of seven decades, since it entered Texas in 2011, where it now has 36 stores, and Oregon, where it opened the first of two stores in 2016. In-N-Out has a total of 328 stores, with operations also in California, Utah, Arizona, and Nevada.

KC's View: Put me down right now for a Double-Double (animal style), and a chocolate shake.