SB17-063 - Marijuana Club License

Postponed Indefinitely
Concerning licensing marijuana consumption clubs.

The bill creates a marijuana consumption club (club) license. The license is subject to the same licensing requirements as other retail marijuana licenses. The license may be issued to a person who operates an establishment where retail or medical marijuana may be sold and consumed. The club's sales are limited to the same limits as a retail marijuana store or a medical marijuana center. The club may not serve food prepared on site or alcohol. Entry to the club is restricted to those persons at least 21 years of age. A club shall purchase its marijuana, marijuana concentrate, or marijuana products from a licensed marijuana business or get a cultivation license and sell its own marijuana. A club may not permit outside marijuana, marijuana concentrate, or marijuana products. All marijuana, marijuana concentrate, or marijuana products must be consumed or disposed of on site. A club and its employees shall successfully complete a responsible vendor program annually. A club has the same immunity to a lawsuit for an injury caused by a club patron that a bar enjoys.

The bill allows a local government to permit clubs in its jurisdiction. If a local government permits clubs, it may require the clubs to be licensed. In order to operate as a club, the club must comply with the local and state licensing regulations. A club is exempt from the 'Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act' for marijuana consumption purposes if it is fully ventilated. Public display, consumption, or use in a club is not a criminal offense.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)


Latest update: March 1, 2017
03/01/2017 - Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Postpone Indefinitely
02/21/2017 - Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
01/13/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology