Denver Marijuana Church to Open on 4/20

International Church of Cannabis

Denver’s first marijuana church will open their doors to new members on none other than April 20 (4/20).

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A look inside the International Church of Cannabis.

The International Church of Cannabis will open on April 20 in Denver’s West Washington Park. The church – ran by the nonprofit Elevation Ministries – will serve as a “spiritual home to adults who seek to become the best version of themselves by way of the cannabis flower — a sacrament regarded as a gift from the universal creative force.”

“Church members are called Elevationists,” according to a Wednesday press release. “Our lifestance is that an individual’s spiritual journey, and search for meaning, is one of self-discovery — and one that may be accelerated and deepened with cannabis use.”

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Denver Initiative to Legalize Cannabis Clubs Headed for November Ballot

Cannabis ClubsProponents of a Denver initiative to legalize cannabis clubs where on-site cannabis consumption could take place have submitted more than twice the required number of signatures required to put the measure to a vote this November.

The Neighborhood-Supported Cannabis Consumption Committee submitted roughly 11,000 signatures on Friday for their initiative, well more than the 4,726 required to put place it on this November’s general election ballot.

“We have seen an overwhelming show of support for this initiative among Denver residents,” says Kayvan S.T. Khalatbari, the initiative’s main sponsor..  ”They are excited about the possibility of providing adults with safe and regulated spaces in which they can consume cannabis in accordance with the Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act.”

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Initiative to Legalize Cannabis Clubs Filed in Denver

The Guardian jointAn initiative to legalize cannabis clubs and special cannabis events in Denver, Colorado was filed on Monday by the Denver Chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (Denver NORML). The group is hoping to place the proposal on this November’s general election ballot.

“Denver residents and visitors alike need places other than private homes to legally and responsibly enjoy legal marijuana with other adults,” says Jordan Person, who serves as Denver NORML’s Executive Director. “This submission to city council is the first step. We’ll get feedback from the city, finalize the language, then start gathering signatures to put it on the ballot”.

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Denver Campaign to Allow Cannabis Use at Bars and Clubs Withdraws Initiative Despite Submitting Enough Signatures to Make November Ballot

campaignIn a surprising and peculiar move, the Denver Campaign for Limited Social Cannabis Use has withdrawn their initiative to allow cannabis to be consumed at bars, clubs and any other adult-only venue. This is despite the fact that the group submitted over 10,000 signatures last month, more than double the 4,726 required to put the initiative to a vote this November.

“We’re not approaching the withdrawal of this initiative lightly,” says Mason Tvert, who’s been running the campaign alongside attorney Brian Vicente. “We were persuaded, however, by members of the political and business communities, who requested participation in this process.”

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Denver: Enough Signatures Collected on Initiative to Allow Cannabis Consumption in Bars, Other Venues

smokeAdvocates of Denver’s Limited Social Marijuana Consumption Initiative, which would allow cannabis to be consumed at locations such as bars and clubs, will submit over 10,000 signatures today, well more than the 4,726 needed to place the measure on this November’s ballot.

“While petitioning, we found that most voters agree adults should be able to consume marijuana socially in establishments that choose to allow it,” says Mason Tvert, one of the people leading the effort. “By allowing adults to consume marijuana in private businesses, we can reduce the likelihood that they’ll consume it publicly in parks or on the street.”

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Poll: Majority of Denver Voters Support Cannabis Consumption at Bars, Other Venues

denvermariJust days after a Denver initiative to allow cannabis to be consumed at certain venues such as bars and nightclubs received approval from state officials, a new poll has found that a majority of voters in the city support the proposal.

According to the survey, which was conducted by Public Policy Polling and commissioned by the Marijuana Policy Project, 56% of voters in Denver support an initiative to allow cannabis to be consumed at bars, and other venues only accessible to those 21 and older, such as adult-only nightclubs. Only 40% oppose the move.

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