Cannabis cafes are considered a pretty European concept — considering that’s one of the only places to travel if you want to visit one. Typically, these cafés sell different strains of cannabis, to be consumed either at home, or in the space itself. Oftentimes the spaces also sell baked goods and libations to enjoy along with your purchase, and can serve as a safe environment to learn more about the stuff or just simply enjoy it in a public setting.
And America’s first legal cannabis café is opening in Denver. The coffee joint was finally approved by the city on February 26, and will be strictly BYO weed. However, it will still sell coffee, tea, candy, and other snacks.
Due to the strict regulations around cannabis cafes, outlined in the I-300 bill passed in November 2017, pot lounges will not be permitted to sell cannabis on their premises. The coffee joint is located in an industrial part of town, just southwest of Denver city limits.
Colorado continues to be an epicenter of American cannabis culture. And the debate around legal cafes is far from over. But at least, for now, guests and residents of Denver will have a safe place to consume outside of private residences.