First private marijuana club opens in Colorado following legalization of pot

Last Updated: Wed, Jan 02, 2013 06:10 hrs

A club believed to be the first legal pot dens in the nation has opened in Colorado.

Club 64, in an industrial area just north of downtown Denver, opened on Monday, with some 200 people signed up.

The opening came less than 24 hours after organizers announced they would charge a 29.99 dollars admission price for 'bring-your-own pot' club.

According to CBS News, the private pot dens popped up less than a month after Colorado's governor signed into law a constitutional amendment allowing recreational pot use.

Two Colorado clubs were believed to be the first legal pot dens in the nation.

The Denver Post reported that a similar pot club opened earlier Monday in the small southern Colorado town of Del Norte.

However, that club was quickly shutdown by the landlord of the building it was in, reports the Post.

Colorado's marijuana amendment prohibits public consumption, and smoke-free laws also appear to ban indoor smokeouts.

But Club 64 attorney Robert Corry said private pot dens are permissible because marijuana is not sold, nor is it food or drink.

Villano, the club owner, said the pot club would meet monthly at different locations, with the 29.99 dollars membership fee good for only one event, the report added. (ANI)

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