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Marijuana tasting rooms approved by state lawmakers

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By this time next year, licensed marijuana tasting rooms could be operating in Colorado.

That is if Governor John Hickenlooper signs a bill passed by state lawmakers this week. The bill is said to be a first of its kind by lawmakers and will allow adults to consume small amounts of marijuana in licensed retail shops.

The so-called tasting rooms would be a separate business and would require a new business license. The marijuana consumed would not be smoked, instead it would be in the form of edibles or vaping.

It would also have to be packaged in smaller one time use doses that are clearly labeled and used only for that tasting. If it could not be completely consumed, the customer could take it with them as long as it is put into packaging again. Any unused marijuana would have to be disposed of by the shop.

The tasting rooms would be different from marijuana clubs because no one would be allowed to bring their own marijuana into the establishment. The legislation also bans consumption of food, alcohol, free samples and employee consumption.

Read the bill here.    

Prior coverage:

New legislation moving forward to allow marijuana tasting rooms

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