A Historic Toke at the Coffee Joint, Denver’s First Licensed Pot Lounge

The Coffee Joint opened for cannabis consumption in mid-March.

While there have been a few private clubs sprinkled around the state that allow pot consumption upon membership, they’re largely unregulated, walk a thin line with local law enforcement, and are off the beaten path, making them difficult to access for average and novice users. The Coffee Joint, owned by a group that co-owns the dispensary next door, provides a social experience that’s supposed to be different, selling customers small drinks and snacks while they consume cannabis that they must bring in to the licensed establishment. Continue reading “A Historic Toke at the Coffee Joint, Denver’s First Licensed Pot Lounge”

Colorado growth-control measure is a non-starter with candidates for governor – Denver Business Journal

If veteran activist Daniel Hayes can get a growth-limitation initiative on the November ballot, he’ll not only have to contend with Colorado business and municipal groups that are expected to oppose it, but also with gubernatorial candidates from both major parties.

Every significant candidate for Colorado governor has come out against the proposal already. Continue reading “Colorado growth-control measure is a non-starter with candidates for governor – Denver Business Journal”

Denver-area growth-control measure gets go-ahead from Colorado Supreme Court – Denver Business Journal

The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled against an effort to keep an initiative limiting Front Range housing growth off the November ballot.

The ruling sets the stage for a historic electoral battle over whether the rapid growth of areas from Colorado Springs to Greeley can be allowed to continue unabated.

Justices affirmed a ruling of the state’s Ballot Title Board that petitioner Daniel Hayes of Golden, a veteran backer of local slow-growth initiatives for a quarter-century, can begin collecting signatures on Initiative 66. Continue reading “Denver-area growth-control measure gets go-ahead from Colorado Supreme Court – Denver Business Journal”