Never thought I'd live to see this happening.
via the Denver Post:
Until further notice — from somewhere — enterprising cannabis enthusiasts assume it's OK to hang out to consume weed in social, yet sort of private, recreational settings.
Billed as Denver's first legal private cannabis club, Club 64, met for the first time at 4:20 p.m. Monday at a Larimer Street retail store.
"We will probably go until New Year's and a little after. There will probably be some cannabis," Club 64 general counsel Robert Corry Jr. said as the party began.
And, in tiny Del Norte in southern Colorado, a private marijuana den attached to the White Horse Inn coffee and head shop along U.S. 160 opened late Monday morning.
Nothing in the amendment language permits consuming (marijuana) openly and publicly," said Mark Couch, spokesman for the state Task Force on the Implementation of Amendment 64.
The rules on any clubs or lounges, Couch said, "will be sorted out in the months ahead by legislators, law enforcement and the task force."
Couch suggested law enforcement should be contacted for clarification.
Denver Police spokesman Sonny Jackson said the department would have to consult with city attorneys. Denver Assistant City Attorney David Broadwell said he had no comment, except the city awaits further guidance from the state.
State Attorney General Office spokeswoman Carolyn Tyler said the task force should be asked questions related to implementation of Amendment 64.
Denver's district attorney won't weigh in until a specific case is brought by law enforcement, said spokeswoman Lynn Kimbrough.
Legal recreational marijuana sales can be made only through licensed pot shops, which would not be licensed until June or opened until October, Couch said.
An interesting footnote: Colorado's First Pot Social Club Shut Down in Landlord Dispute.
The White Horse Inn, in the tiny southern Colorado town of Del Norte, opened Monday as the first club in the state to offer patrons a chance to have a joint with their cup of joe. But owner Paul Lovato said Tuesday morning it was that early open date that caused problems.
Though Lovato had the keys to the building that housed the White Horse Inn on Monday, his lease on the building didn't start until Tuesday. Lovato said, when his landlord saw the publicity about the club, he canceled the lease before it took effect.
"By opening early I kind of screwed myself out of my building," Lovato said Tuesday.