Denver Mayor Michael Hancock signed Council Bill 21-0217 on April 20, 2021, making substantial modifications to the city’s marijuana legislation. This legislation covers the creation of licenses and permits allowing for the social use of cannabis.
Denver will soon be home to what should be the first permitted cannabis consumption lounge in the United States.
The new measure states that “beginning July 1, 2021, a local marijuana hospitality business license may be issued to allow for the on-premises consumption of marijuana at either a fixed location or mobile premises.”
CB21-0217 has put in place many rules to ensure compliance of Denver the future cannabis consumption lounge industry.
A marijuana hospitality company licensee cannot enable consumption of marijuana between 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. A marijuana hospitality facility may permit cannabis smoking both inside and outside. No cannabis products may be consumed on the premises by on-duty employees of the marijuana hospitality business. Alcohol and tobacco use are forbidden. A marijuana hospitality business may not admit anybody under the age of twenty-one (21). Several other regulations are listed.