Proposed Council Bill to Provide Waiting Periods For Applications

The language of Council Bill to amending the Denver Retail Marijuana Code and the Denver Medical Marijuana Code to provide waiting periods for application for certain licensing actions at or near a location where a previous application has been denied or withdrawn.

Full Text Here: CB 2017-523
Key Messages regarding Council Bill 523: Notes from the office of Councilman Kevin Flynn

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SENATE BILL 17-184

The bill authorizes the operation of a private marijuana club (club)
only if the local jurisdiction has authorized clubs. A club must meet the
following qualifications:
! All members and employees of the club must be 21 years
of age or older;
! A club owner must be a resident of Colorado for at least 2 years prior to owning the club;
! The club’s employees must be Colorado residents;
! The club cannot sell or serve alcohol or food;
! A club owner shall not sell marijuana on the premises; and
! A club owner shall not permit the sale or exchange of
marijuana for remuneration on the premises.

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Business owners fight to mix bud and booze

By: Amy DiPierro BusinessDen Feb 8, 2017
Khalatbari and two of his pizzerias are among five plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the state’s revenue department. The group says Initiative 300 trumps the state’s rule. The lawsuit claims Denver’s law went into effect first, and additionally, says the Department of Revenue’s Liquor & Tobacco Enforcement Division doesn’t have the power to regulate marijuana.

The gist of the blowback: scrap Colorado’s regulation.

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Senate Bill 17-063 Licensing Marijuana Consumption Clubs

The bill creates a marijuana consumption club license. The license is subject to the same licensing requirements as other retail marijuana licenses. The license may be issued to a person who operates an establishment where retail or medical marijuana may be sold and consumed. The club’s sales are limited to the same limits as a retail marijuana store or a medical marijuana center. The club may not serve food prepared on site or alcohol.

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State says no to marijuana in bars

It prohibits marijuana consumption at any business that holds a liquor license starting January 1, 2017.
“This isn’t a surprise,” said Mason Tvert, an organizer for Initiative 300. “It’s kind of astonishing that the Department of Revenue is working on behalf of the liquor industry to protect its turf.”
The idea to ban marijuana at bars and restaurants that hold a liquor license was raised by members of the liquor industry this summer during a series of workshops hosted by DOR to review existing regulations, according a press release.

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AUDIT REPORT Mayor’s Office Office of Marijuana Policy October 2016

As described in the attached report, our audit revealed that OMP is widely considered an important addition to the City that has established strong working relationships between City agencies. However, we found that OMP could increase its efforts for more transparent and collaborative management regarding marijuana tax revenue and marijuana policy.
Through further collaboration with the Budget and Management Office to identify and practice a more transparent method of using marijuana tax revenue, OMP will address community concerns regarding how marijuana tax revenue is used. Further, by strengthening its outreach efforts to the marijuana industry and the community regarding the development and enforcement of marijuana policy, OMP will be consistent with its mission and best practices regarding citizen engagement.

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