Denver is ready to host the nation's first marijuana cafés

By Lauren AguirreJune 30, 2017


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City officials in Denver, Colorado are preparing to launch the country's first-ever legal cannabis cafés. These will be legal businesses where customers are free to smoke a joint. In November, voters passed an initiative that created a four-year pilot program to allow Denver to experiment with pot cafés starting this summer. Currently, a license costs $1,000. However, the compromises made in regulations of these new businesses have some entrepreneurs worried. Business owners won't be allowed to sell weed and customers will have to bring their own. This makes it hard for a business to earn money with an expensive license. Additionally, businesses that serve alcohol will not be allowed to have cannabis on the premises.