Want to go to one of Denver’s new social pot use events? Proposed rules say you’ll need to sign a waiver
Businesses that obtain permits to offer Denver’s first-in-the-nation areas for social marijuana use would have to require patrons to sign waivers as they enter. They would have to follow a ventilation plan if they allow the use of vaping devices indoors.
And if they have a liquor license, they would have to halt any alcohol sales and seek a temporary suspension of the license while marijuana use is occurring, preventing any “dual consumption” by customers.
Those are among rules proposed by the city’s top licensing official Thursday — and they are the chief sticking points that likely will register objections in coming weeks from backers of last fall’s Initiative 300.
The voter-passed law directed the city to implement a four-year pilot program that allows some businesses to seek annual permits to create set-off, 21-and-over areas where customers can consume their own cannabis — so long as a business obtains some backing from a local neighborhood or business association. The new law also allows one-time events to seek permits.