Palisade, Colorado Passes Emergency Ban on Cannabis Clubs
Palisade has become the second Western Slope community to ban cannabis clubs. Since the beginning of the new year, after Amendment 64 passed, the 'clubs' have popped up in Colorado.
Recently Fruita, Colorado's city council became the first community to ban cannabis clubs before one came to town. This week Palisade, Colorado decided to do the same thing.
The 'clubs' charge members to 'bring their own buds' hangout with other recreational cannabis users, with some providing munchies as part of the cover charge. Palisade adopted an emergency measure to keep that out of their town.
The Palisade Board of Trustees passed the emergency ordinance on Tuesday January 22, 2013 banning the clubs within town limits. A measure similar to the one Fruita passed and will revisit on February 19, 2013.
The Palisade, Colorado town administrator said he got a call specifically asking how to bring a recreational cannabis club to Palisade. Palisade is the only Western Slope community that still has a wellness center for medical marijuana patients.
Like Fruita's emergency action the ordinance basically stops the clubs for now giving the communities and their leaders time to figure out a long term solution.
What do you think about Colorado 'cannabis clubs'?