Denver: City Lawmakers Extend Social Use Initiative

Denver Marijuana Social Use

Denver, CO: Members of the Denver City Council voted 10 to 1 this week to make permanent an ordinance that permits the licensing of marijuana-specific social use establishments. City voters in 2016 initially passed a municipal initiative permitting social use facilities, but that language was set to expire in 2020.

To date, city regulators have only granted two establishments social use permits, reports the Denver Post. One of those businesses has already closed.

Council members speculated that the program was off to a slow start because prospective businesses were concerned that the policy would end abruptly next year.

For more information, contact Justin Strekal, NORML Political Director, at (202) 483-5500.