Cannabis Shops to Remain Open in Denver
Cannabis Dispensary owners in Denver heard some good news Monday afternoon when the city announced they can remain open.
Earlier in the day, while announcing a new self-quarantine and business closure mandate for Denver residents, Mayor Michael Hancock didn’t mention recreational marijuana dispensaries as essential businesses, meaning they would have to close by 5 p.m. MT Tuesday. Liquor stores also were required to close under the order.
But hours later, the mayor reversed his decision, according to the Denver Post.
After the initial announcement of the closures – which were to last until April 10 – people formed long lines around adult-use cannabis retailers and liquor stores.
When he announced his reversal, the mayor ordered recreational marijuana retailers and liquor stores to ensure there is a distance of at least 6 feet distance between individuals in their stores.
Medical marijuana dispensaries were allowed to stay open under Hancock’s original order. That status was not affected by his reversal.