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Reader: Hurry Up on Social Consumption, Since We Already Approved It

Jacqueline Collins

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Albus Brooks Facebook
"Denver City Council Passes Safe-Use Site Plan: 'This Is About Our Neighbors'"

Brandon Marshall
"Over 10,000 Marijuana Convictions Qualify for Expungement Under Hancock Order"

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Kendra Black
Denvergov.org
"Denver City Council Open to Changing Pot Consumption Project?"

While Denver City Council just approved opening a safe-injection site (once the Colorado Legislature approves enabling legislation), and Mayor Michael Hancock has announced that people who were convicted of marijuana offenses that today would not be crimes crimes may be pardoned, Denver City Council continues to grapple with the social cannabis consumption licensing program.

Councilwoman Kendra Black was tasked with making recommendations to her fellow councilmembers on how to improve the much-criticized licensing program that's only issued two business licenses for social pot use since it was launched over fifteen months ago. Her task force, comprising city officials, business owners and pot-industry members, completed its list of recommendations in October, but at the time, she wasn't confident that her colleagues would be on board with many of them.

A lot can change in a few weeks, though. Last month, Black's first go-round of presenting her recommendations was cut short by a tight meeting schedule and heavy public testimony. The second try, on Monday, December 3, didn't end with any formal decisions, either — but it did suggest that a resolution is within reach, and may be made official next month.

What do you think of the city's social consumption program (or lack thereof)? Post a comment or email [email protected]
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