Weighing in on Cannabis Clubs in Durango

Durango marijuana enthusiasts have almost a dozen places to buy cannabis, but there aren’t any public venues to consume it. That may change next year, but only if city leaders decide, or are prodded by residents, to do so…

It is too early to know when cannabis consumption clubs might come to Durango or what they might look like, policymakers and business people said. Gov. Jared Polis signed the bill into law May 29, but the law doesn’t go into effect until Jan. 1, 2020.

In an email to The Durango Herald, Mayor Melissa Youssef said allowing cannabis clubs “would be a substantial policy change that would require a thorough public vetting process.”

“We have an engaged and involved community that cares a lot about the character of our town, and we would need to understand and discuss the implications on our community identity, as well as consider the implications on our youth,” Youssef said.

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