As of January 1st, two private marijuana clubs are open in Colorado. The clubs don’t sell marijuana, but are a place for friends to gather and legally smoke.
Club 64 near downtown Denver opened at 4:20 PM on Monday and already has over 200 members. When the club opened Monday, owners charged a $29.99 admission price.
A similar club opened in the small town of Del Norte on Monday as well. The two Colorado clubs are believed to be some of the first legal marijuana clubs in the nation.
Amendment 64 prohibits public consumption, and smoke-free laws also appear to ban indoor smoke sessions. But Club 64 attorney Robert Corry said private pot dens are allowed under Amendment 64 because marijuana isn’t sold, nor is it food or drink.
Club 64 will meet monthly at different locations, with the $29.99 fee being charged at each event.
Corry explained that the marijuana clubs are intended for people who cannot use marijuana at home due to local ordinances or resistance from landlords. The clubs provide a safe location for people to gather and smoke together without judgment or fear of violating Amendment 64′s regulations.