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Bars just got nixed from seeking Denver social marijuana use permits

Bars Just Got Nixed From Seeking Denver Social Marijuana Use Permits

Published: Nov 18, 2016, 4:34 pm • Updated: Nov 19, 2016, 12:52 pm By Jon Murray, The Denver Post State licensing officials delivered a blow Friday to Denver’s voter-passed Initiative 300by announcing a new rule that will keep bars and many restaurants from applying for new social marijuana use permits.The new regulation starting Jan. 1 will make clear that liquor licensees cannot allow the consumption of marijuana on their premises. It greatly expands the types of businesses that likely will be disqualified from applying for the new permits for on-site marijuana consumption areas when the city makes applications available in late January, as required by Initiative 300.Already, licensed marijuana businesses, including dispensaries, can’t allow consumption on site under state law. Now addto that all bars and other businesses that serve alcohol, potentially including event venues.Some of Initiative 300’s backers were caught off guard by the new rule, while others had state discussions...

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