Legislation to Legalize Private Marijuana Clubs Passed by Colorado Senate

A legislative proposal to legalize private clubs where marijuana can be consumed has been passed by Colorado’s full Senate.

private marijuana clubsThe Senate passed Senate Bill 184 today through its second reading; it will still need to be passed through one more reading before being sent to the House of Representatives. Passage in the House will put it to the desk of Governor John Hickenlooper.

The proposed law “authorizes the operation of a private marijuana club” if the “local jurisdiction has authorized clubs”. Marijuana clubs would be defined as ” a membership-based club not accessible to the general public that operates to allow members to consume retail or medical marijuana on the premises”.

Below are rules the measure would establish for private marijuana clubs:

  • All members and employees of the club must be 21 years of age or older;
  • A club owner must be a resident of Colorado for at least 2 years prior to owning the club;
  • The club’s employees must be Colorado residents;
  • The club cannot sell or serve alcohol or food;
  • A club owner shall not sell marijuana on the premises [everyone must bring their own]; and
  • A club owner shall not permit the sale or exchange of marijuana for remuneration on the premises.

Click here for the full text of Senate Bill 184.

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