Monday, Denver granted a license for Tetra Lounge, an established prior private club in the River North Art District (RiNo), to operate a cannabis consumption lounge lawfully. Tetra Lounge will reopen under the new marijuana hospitality business license pending the successful completion of needed inspections.
Tetra Lounge joins Coffee Joint and Patterson’s Inn as Denver’s first three permitted marijuana consumption lounges.
Dewayne Benjamin, the owner of Tetra Lounge, said that he aims to open his cannabis consumption lounge before April 20th.
Through to a loophole in the city’s old cannabis laws, Tetra Lounge originally functioned as a private club, allowing members to consume marijuana on-site. In 2021, Denver enacted a slew of legislative and regulatory reforms. Consequently, all private clubs were forced to shut their doors.
Tetra Lounge then determined that the best course of action would be to seek for a marijuana hospitality business license. They were authorized today, subject to the completion of all mandatory inspections.