Colorado Approves First Ever Marijuana Clubs Bill

Colorado legalized recreational marijuana in 2012, but since then the state has run into a number of complaints that the sidewalks and public parks reak of cannabis. Sparking sponsors of a bill to propose that Marijuana Clubs become legal, sponsors say the bill is necessary because Colorado already has a large number of already operating, underground, and unregulated pot clubs. One of the bill's sponsor is a Republican Senator named Bob Gardner, who would like to see this bill pass because of the rampant use of cannabis in public. But the bill faces a huge pushback from Democratic governor, John Hickenlooper, who says he will automatically veto the bill if it does not ban indoor smoking.

Indoor smoking is not the only problem that Hickenlooper sees with the bill. He is also worried that it could be a strenuous time to be trying to create new stridemarks in cannabis lawmaking, this is due to the Federal Administration's adamant view of making cannabis illegal. This week, Jeff Session's stated that "Marijuana is only slightly less dangerous than heroin," making this a complete alternative fact. With all the research that has been done, we know with 100% certainty that heroin is more dangerous than marijuana by a magnitude. Another worry is that these clubs will promote the selling and sharing of weed, even though the bill states that selling weed in the club would be illegal. The major difficulty of worry would primarily be the regulation of it.

Overall, the bill passed with a 25 to 10 vote and will head to the House where it is almost certain that it will pass as well. The only point that might have an issue with the House would be that the bill allows for "light food service" to be served in the pot clubs, but does not seem to specifically state what "light food" would be. 

If all goes well, this could be a great win for cannabis lawmaking, as it is the first of its kind to exist.