Colorado Governor Receives Bill to Allow Licensed Marijuana “Tasting Rooms”

In this Dec. 31, 2012 file photo, Rachel Schaefer, of Denver, smokes marijuana on the official opening night of Club 64, a marijuana-specific social club, where a New Year’s Eve party was held in Denver. (File image via AP)
In this Dec. 31, 2012 file photo, Rachel Schaefer, of Denver, smokes marijuana on the official opening night of Club 64, a marijuana-specific social club, where a New Year’s Eve party was held in Denver. (File image via AP)

Colorado’s Gov. John Hickenlooper received on Thursday a bill to allow licensed marijuana “tasting rooms” to operate in the state, the Denver Post reported.

The daily dubbed House Bill 1258 as “first-of-its-kind” bill that would be “another vanguard moment” for Colorado, which was the first U.S. state in 2014 to allow adult-use cannabis sales.

If signed by Hickenlooper, the bill would allow adults at current recreational marijuana retailers to consume small amounts through edibles or by vaping.

So far, Colorado law prohibits marijuana consumption in public spaces.

But that doesn’t stop several unlicensed cannabis clubs from flourishing in Colorado.

Also, the city of Denver has started issuing licenses after a voter-approved initiative for marijuana social-use establishments.

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