A city wide ban is responsible for shutting down one of Colorado's first cannabis coffee shops for patients to use their medical marijuana.
The Front Tea and Arts was a place where adults were able to gather in nice atmosphere to vaporize and use cannabis. The business would sell and serve drinks and snacks while providing a relaxing place to patients and later cannabis users to go and medicate in a controlled environment.
The establishment is now forced to shut down after the Lafayette City Council voted to pass an eight-month moratorium on all marijuana-related businesses. Now many residents and patients are forced to feel like outcasts with one less place to go to medicate and celebrate their culture, but plenty of bars serving alcohol are still in business.
But this isn't going to be "all she wrote" for the establishment. An attorney for The Front Tea and Arts points out that the shop doesn't fall under Colorado's Amendment 64's right to ban the business. Colorado's Amendment 64 allows municipalities to ban and regulate marijuana establishments that test, cultivate, manufacture and/or sells marijuana. The coffee shop doesn't fit into any of these categories, the business is only for legal adult users to vaporize marijuana and use their own edible cannabis products.
The situation is currently pending, but for now The Front Tea and Arts coffee shop will have to close their doors.