Colorado: Cannabis Business Alliance Endorses Denver Ballot Initiative 300

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The Cannabis Business Alliance (CBA)  has released a statement in support of Denver Ballot initiative 300, Denver’s Neighborhood-Supported Cannabis Consumption Pilot Program, which is designed to provide adults safe, supervised spaces for Cannabis consumption in traditional social environments.

“When Colorado residents overwhelmingly approved Amendment 64, they voted to have Cannabis regulated like alcohol. Now that recreational Cannabis has been legal for two years, Denver Ballot Initiative 300 appropriately addresses the enormous need to provide safe spaces for consumers–both residents and tourists–to enjoy Cannabis outside of the home,” said Cannabis Business Alliance Executive Director Mark Slaugh. “The need for safe, Cannabis-friendly spaces is clear. The CBA joins Denver voters, businesses, and public figures in supporting Denver Ballot Initiative 300.”

At present, the consumption of Cannabis in public is illegal, therefore the only legally recognized place for consumption is within a private residence with owner approval. This has driven tourists, renters and others to consume in public, which could account for the uptick in tickets issued for public consumption and more exposure to non-cannabis users or minors. The Denver Cannabis Consumption Pilot Program will bring businesses and members of the community together to form a solution for public consumption by creating safe and regulated consumption spaces in accordance with the Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act.

“This initiative not only creates safe and regulated spaces for consumption, it also requires establishments who want to provide public settings for Cannabis consumers to engage their community before acquiring a license,” Slaugh continued. “The importance of community approval is imperative if we are going to work together to better our communities in a world of legal Cannabis. By creating safe spaces for consumption, we are effectively taking Cannabis off the streets and into social, yet private settings.”

“Yes on 300” will hold a fundraiser at MetLo in Denver on Thursday, Sept. 22 from 5-7pm. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/DenverSocialUse/.

Source: The Cannabis Business Alliance (CBA) is an advocate and a resource for business owners, employees, patients and clients of the medical and adult-use marijuana industry. CBA promotes programs that will enhance the emerging marijuana industry’s place in Colorado’s business economy, create respect for the industry in the communities we serve, and support client and patient access, education and safety. For more information, visit www.cannabisalliance.org. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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