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Private Marijuana Clubs Open And Public Use

Concerning measures to define lawful consumption of marijuana.
2017 Regular Session
Liquor, Tobacco, & Marijuana
Bill Summary

The bill authorizes the operation of a marijuana membership club (club) only if the local jurisdiction has authorized clubs. A club must meet the following qualifications:

  • All members and employees of the club must be 21 years of age or older;
  • The club's employees must be Colorado residents;
  • The club cannot sell or serve alcohol;
  • The club cannot be a retail food establishment;
  • A club owner shall not sell marijuana on the premises; and
  • A club owner shall not permit the sale or exchange of marijuana for remuneration on the premises.

The bill prohibits the open and public consumption of marijuana and defines the terms 'open and public', 'openly', and 'publicly'.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. B. Gardner
Rep. D. Pabon



Sen. L. Guzman
Rep. E. Hooton, Rep. S. Lontine

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details