Denver bars and many restaurants hoping to capitalize on a new voter initiative allowing cannabis use at some businesses might be out of luck, as officials moved to prevent the mixing of alcohol and marijuana.
Under Initiative 300, businesses and other establishments can secure a public-use permit, provided that a neighborhood organization signs off on the bid.
But the Colorado Department of Revenue’s Liquor Enforcement Division decided to limit the scope of the measure by approving a regulation preventing any business with a liquor license from participating.
Last week’s Nov. 8 election made Denver in the first city in the nation to allow consumption of marijuana in businesses and other establishments.
Initiative 300 calls for the creation of a four-year pilot program permitting public consumption.