City officials in Denver authorized social consumption but marijuana sales cannot occur on the premises, meaning customers have to bring their own or buy it from a retailer before coming into a cafe. Las Vegas is eyeing a hookah-style lounge that would operate next to legal marijuana dispensaries.
Title said the staff report struck the right tone by coming across as “appropriately cautious.”
“I think we’re all committed to do everything we can to figure this issue out,” Hoffman, the chairman of the commission, told reporters after the meeting.
“Personally, I’d like to see it happen, because I do think it’s a social justice issue,” he said.
“But I also think it’s a complicated issue,” he added.
Title’s suggestion of a working group or task force “is a great way to wrestle our way through these very complicated issues,” according to Hoffman.
Hoffman said the commission has an agreement with state legislators to reach out for help when needed. “Obviously it’s their choice, not ours, to enact legislation or not, but they’ve asked us to collaborate with them and we intend to do so,” he said.
The Cannabis Control Commission is slated to meet next on Oct. 18, with discussion of home delivery of marijuana likely to top the agenda.