“If approval is received by both the state and local licensing authorities, the bill authorizes legal cannabis hospitality spaces in which legal cannabis may be consumed on site and retail cannabis hospitality and sales establishments in which retail marijuana, retail marijuana concentrate, and retail marijuana products may be sold and consumed on site in the establishment’s hospitality space.”

“This bill will help make sure people are consuming responsibly, similar to what you would see at a winery, brewery or distillery,” says Representative Jonathan Singer, a Longmont Democrat who’s been leading the way on several marijuana-related bills. “Local law enforcement won’t have to worry about residents and tourists smoking in parks, because they’ll now have a place to go.”

“Coloradans voted for the freedom to choose cannabis as an alternative,” adds Senator Vicki Marble, a Republican from Fort Collins who’s also sponsoring the bill. “But we have not extended similar liberties to the consumption aspect of cannabis legalization. With this legislation, we are upholding the will of voters while providing a safe and responsible place for people to consume outside of parks and off of the street.”

 

Concerning marijuana hospitality establishments.

SESSION: 

2019 Regular Session
SUBJECT: 

Liquor, Tobacco, & Marijuana

BILL SUMMARY

If approval is received by both the state and local licensing authorities, the bill authorizes legal cannabis hospitality spaces in which legal cannabis may be consumed on site and retail cannabis hospitality and sales establishments in which retail marijuana, retail marijuana concentrate, and retail marijuana products may be sold and consumed on site in the establishment’s hospitality space.

The bill establishes requirements and prohibitions for the new hospitality spaces and requires the state licensing authority to promulgate rules governing the new hospitality licenses and spaces.

The bill makes the hospitality spaces an exception to the “Colorado Clean Air Act” and makes conforming amendments.

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