Initiative 300 gives neighborhood groups a big role, but some don’t want it

“There need to be more guidelines put in place before dumping that undue burden” on neighborhood groups, said one advisory committee member.

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The Art District on Santa Fe. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denver’s still months away from allowing people to use marijuana in private businesses, but the executive director of the Colfax Mayfair Business District is already hearing from business owners who want her support.


Denver offers applications for marijuana clubs starting Friday, but lots of questions remain

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Verde Natural CEO Rudy Ellenbogen inspects a bowl of trimmed marijuana buds at his Northeast Park Hill grow facility. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press

Denver has started work on the nation’s first law allowing marijuana clubs and use in public places such as coffee shops or art galleries. But the details about what those pot clubs would look like are very much in the air. Here’s what we know, and don’t know, about the looming pot clubs headed to Denver:



‘Impossible to say’ when Denver will start allowing social marijuana use in businesses

Denver officials are drafting Initiative 300 rules now that would allow people to smoke marijuana in businesses throughout the city.

Mardy Foy prepares a dab at Chong's Choice launch party in RiNo. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
Mardy Foy prepares a dab at Chong’s Choice launch party in RiNo. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)

Denver officials are drafting rules now that would allow people to use marijuana in businesses throughout the city.