Colorado Senate Committee Passes Measure to Allow Private Marijuana Clubs

Colorado’s Senate Business, Labor and Technology Committee has given approval to legislation allowing for the operation of private marijuana clubs.

Marijuana ClubsSenate Bill 184 was passed with a bipartisan 5 to 2 vote, sending it towards a vote by the full Senate. The measure “authorizes the operation of a private marijuana club” if the “local jurisdiction has authorized clubs”. Under the proposed law, 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”.

According to the measure’s summary, below are a list of rules that such clubs must follow in order to be operating within state law:

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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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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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