Article by Adrian D. Garcia, Denverite
The Denver group tasked with shaping how Initiative 300 should roll out might want to leave one issue to city regulators and elected officials: Should business patrons be able to consume cannabis and alcohol under the same roof?
The Social Consumption Advisory Committee wrestled with that question Wednesday during its third meeting on suggested rules for social cannabis consumption permit seekers. The choice on whether people can dual consume in businesses might ultimately be made by elected officials.
In some eyes, there’s currently nothing to decide at all. In November, a division under the Colorado Department of Revenue passed a regulation making it illegal for businesses to allow customers to consume marijuana and drink alcohol — getting crossfaded or twisted — anywhere in the state.
Emmett Reistroffer, who sits on the city’s Social Consumption Advisory Committee, helped get I-300 passed and is currently suing the state to get the rule dropped.