Los Angeles Times

A New Glorious Law in Denver Was just Barely Passed!

Bars, restaurants, and other public establishments in Denver, Colorado are now permitted to allow patrons the right to use cannabis inside the facility. Sound awesome right?! But wait, It won’t be that easy for the owner of the establishments. It Might be months before the first cannabis-friendly stores invite patrons in.

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Read the Fine Print….

This new law is the first ever of its kind and will allow patrons visiting restaurants, bars, gyms and a variety of other establishments the right to use cannabis inside the facility.

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Colorado has been the leading state when it comes to recreational cannabis policies. They’ve broken new ground once again with the passing of controversial Proposition 300.

They had to Pull and Arm and Leg to get this Law passed

Before filing for the special permit that would permit customers to use cannabis, business owners must first gain approval from their surrounding neighbors. That means owners must visit any other businesses or homes located around their facility and ask if those owners object to patrons using cannabis. Sounds like it might be as hard as going door to door selling girl scout cookies.(not the delicious cannabis strain)

If they do, the business simply will not be allowed to obtain a permit. So Hopefully they all have “Cool neighbors”

Here is the Deal breaker!

The customers will not be permitted to smoke cannabis inside the facilities, rather, they could use edibles or other forms of cannabis that do not require smoking.

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But Wait!

There is the option of having outdoor smoking areas present. Ok Fewf!

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Los Angeles Times

The stipulations don’t end there. When it comes to restaurants, bars, coffee shops or any other establishment that sells food or drinks,

customers will have to bring their own cannabis.

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Photo: High Times

If not, the business would be breaking a state law that says establishments that sell food or drink cannot sell cannabis.

“despite the regulations put in place, this new law is the perfect way to extend the recreational cannabis laws and truly give patrons the rights they deserve.” – Emmett Reistroffer, a Denver cannabis consultant and campaign manager for Proposition 300

It’s the sensible thing to do. This is about personal responsibility and respecting adults who want to have a place to enjoy cannabis.

Like those adults who visit bars to share drinks with friends, now adults will be given the opportunity to use cannabis in a social setting, rather than being kept behind closed doors. As long as the users are respectful, just like policies held by most bars, there is no reason to deny them the right to use cannabis publicly. – Emmett Reistroffer

At this time, it’s unknown how many businesses plan to apply for these special permits. With such a close vote, They might be a little slow to get this into effect.

Denver officials believe the new plan will be a success and one more way for the city to increase revenue, thanks to the recreational cannabis laws.