Since voters approved Amendment 64 in Colorado to legalize marijuana for recreational use business owners have been researching the ways to profit from the herb. One Colorado company opened the members-only Club 64 on New Year's Eve. According to Fox 8 on Wednesday, Jan. 2 the club opened for a small crowd of a dozen people who were over the age of 21.
In order to become a member of Club 64 you not only have to be over 21, you also have to pay a $29 membership fee. Members must also supply their own weed to smoke for recreational use.
Although Club 64 doesn't sell marijuana on the premises they do give you a place to smoke with other like-minded people.
“The voters of Colorado have said we want cannabis to be legalized and we want a bunch of like-minded adults to be able to get together and exercise their constitutional rights together and that’s what Club 64 embodies,” said club owner Rob Corry.
There are those that feel Club 64 is designed to get around the year long waiting period required before stores are allowed to sell marijuana.
Even though the club does not sell marijuana, the advocate said it “thwart(s) the intent of Amendment 64,” which requires a year-long waiting period before stores are allowed to open and sell marijuana. That provision is designed to allow state and local governments enough time to regulate the industry and, proponents hope, to help ease fears in the community.
It was unclear as to where the Club 64 members purchased their marijuana at for their New Year's celebration. Stores have not been given the green light to begin to sell marijuana for recreational use.
Miguel Lopez a Denver marijuana activist felt that human rights should allow for more freedom when it comes to smoking pot.
“It’s a pathway to further freedom,” said Lopez. “Are we truly free if all human beings cannot possess marijuana? Not just in Colorado but as a human rights campaign globally. Let Denver be a beacon of hope for freedom, for true freedom.”
Do you think the rest of the state's should follow Colorado’s lead and attempt to legalize marijuana?
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