How soon could Denver businesses open the first social pot use areas?

screen-shot-2016-12-20-at-10-10-35-pm12/4/16–Denver’s Department of Excise and Licenses has only begun sorting through a multitude of issues — from legal to regulatory to pragmatic — that will determine what the first-of-its-kind marijuana social use permit program looks like. The city plans to make permit applications available by Jan. 20, but the city faces no other firm deadlines. So it remains up in the air how soon a business might open the city’s first consumption area or host the first open-to-the-public event to make use of a new permit. Read