Denver Officials Are Working On Regulations To Open A One-year Pilot Of Bring-your-own Marijuana Clubs.

FILE – In this Dec. 31, <a href=medical marijuana 2013 file photo, partygoers smoke marijuana during a Prohibition-era themed New Year’s Eve invite-only party celebrating the start of retail pot sales, at a bar in Denver. Colorado is on the brink of becoming the first state with licensed pot clubs. Denver officials are working on regulations to open a one-year pilot of bring-your-own marijuana clubs. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, file)’ /> A Republican-sponsored measure to allow marijuana clubs to be regulated like cigar bars was put on hold for a re-write. Thats because sponsors are trying to address concerns that pot clubs shouldnt allow medical marijuana use, along with other legal wrinkles. Telling people to socially use their medicine? Thats like were legalizing pill parties, said Rachel OBryan, who opposes marijuana clubs and ran an unsuccessful campaign to defeat a Denver social-use measure last fall. Theres also intense disagreement over whether establishing pot clubs would invite a federal crackdown. Some say the clubs would be too much for federal authorities to ignore; others insist the Justice Department would view clubs as a way to keep pot away from children, a priority according to previous Justice Department directions. Jeff Sessions is the big question mark right now, said Democratic state Rep. Jonathan Singer, referring to the newly minted, anti-marijuana U.S. attorney general. I think we need to send a message to him that Colorados doing it right. Gov.

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