Push could pull cannabis clubs from legal limbo
By Jeanne Davant
Marijuana advocates are working with members of Colorado Springs City Council to craft an ordinance that could remove cannabis clubs from their current legal limbo.
Colorado Springs’ two cannabis social consumption clubs allow users to bring in pot and consume it on the premises. The council in 2016 required club owners to apply annually for special licenses until March 22, 2024, when they would have to close permanently.
But the passage by the state legislature of HB19-1230, which authorizes marijuana “hospitality spaces,” provides a more sustainable business model these clubs could adopt if the council approves it, says Jason Warf, executive director of the Southern Colorado Cannabis Council.
There have been as many as 15 cannabis clubs in Colorado Springs; Studio A64 and the Speakeasy Vape Lounge and Cannabis Club are the only two that remain.
The state legislation permits licensed hospitality spaces to sell small quantities of cannabis products for consumption onsite by patrons.…Original Source: Colorado Springs Independent