Pot Clubs And Social Consumption Might Soon Be The Norm In Colorado
A blinking ‘open’ sign hangs on the outside of a shabby building in a dark industrial zone just outside Denver city limits. When the front door opens, smoke billows out. This is iBake, one of the state’s few private pot clubs.
People can legally smoke pot here because the club is private, they’re all members, and it’s outside the city limits, away from city police. Not the easiest way to make money, but Steve Nelson Jr. started iBake to fill a need.
“It’s recreation, so it’s to have fun, it’s to relax, it’s to lounge,” Nelson says. “You don’t necessarily want to do that just by yourself.”
Tourists, like Alberto Aviles, who’s visiting from New York, have no problem finding a place to buy in one of Denver’s 150 pot stores. Other than iBake, finding a place to smoke is a little harder.