As Colorado Gets Ready To Allow Pot Clubs, Indoor Smoking Still An Issue
For three years, recreational pot has been legal in Colorado, but using it in public is still against the law. That will change this summer when pot clubs are slated to open.
A blinking “open” sign hangs on the outside of an old building in a dark industrial zone just outside the Denver city limits. When the front door opens, smoke billows out.
Inside is one of the state’s few pot clubs, called iBake. Recently, members celebrated the anniversary of its opening.
Glassy-eyed patrons bounce off each other in the small space.
People can smoke pot in here because the club is private; you have to be a member. And it’s outside city limits, away from city police.
It’s not the easiest way to make money, but Steve Nelson Jr. started iBake to fill a need.