Colorado’s governor has indicated his approval of legislation that will create “hospitality spaces” for recreational marijuana use in the weed-friendly state.
Governor Jared Polis signed the wide-ranging bill, according to the Colorado Sun, which authorizes the creation of enterprises for the delivery of marijuana and what might amount to Colorado’s version of “weed bars.”
In the latter regard, the law authorizes “marijuana hospitality spaces” in which weed can be safely and legally “consumed on site” at the same places it’s sold.
The “hospitality” licenses will not be issued until 2020, and only after local elections have been held to allow weed delivery and weed bars in their jurisdiction (Denver already has). Delivery will be limited to medical marijuana patients until 2021.
A year ago, then-governor (and current presidential candidate) John Hickenlooper had vetoed similar legislation which would have permitted so-called marijuana “tasting rooms” on site at the same places it’s legally sold.
Last month Denver voters narrowly approved a resolution supporting decriminalizing psilocybin, the active ingredient in Magic Mushrooms.