Denver’s first legal marijuana club gets closer to approval

DENVER — A Colorado business is a step closer to becoming one of the nation’s first legal marijuana clubs.

Owners of the Coffee Joint plan to charge an entry fee to the bring-your-own marijuana space where customers can vape or eat products.

A Denver attorney recommended on Wednesday that the city approve the proposal, based on a public hearing held Friday. The city of Denver’s top licensing regulator has the final say on issuing the permit.

It’s not clear when she will issue a decision.

Denver voters in 2016 approved a ballot measure allowing pot clubs. The city began taking applications in August, but businesses had to complete an extensive application and mind strict limits on location.

They also cannot sell marijuana products.

Denver has received two applications but officials expect more.

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