• CARROLL: Can a Colorado tea shop legally turn into a “cannabis-friendly” co-op?

    by  • January 14, 2013 • Opinion • 0 Comments

    “According to the Daily Camera, the Hive Co-op ‘is BYOC: bring your own cannabis. There’s a 1-ounce limit, $5 cover charge and 21-years-of-age requirement with a valid ID.’ What [Amendment 64] explicitly bars, meanwhile, is public consumption, with the actual language as follows: “nothing in this section shall permit consumption that is conducted openly and publicly or in a manner that endangers others.” Does anyone doubt that a nightclub with a cover charge, for example, or a Costco where you must show a membership card is nevertheless a public venue? Of course not. Well, the Hive Co-op, as currently structured, is a public venue in the same sense.” Vincent Carroll at the Denver Post

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