Colorado's first hash bars opening today

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Rob Corry.
In our first Ask a Stoner, we featured a question about whether legal, recreational pot smoking clubs like the ones found in Amsterdam could be created in Colorado, thanks to Amendment 64 passing. Turns out, not one but two pot-friendly lounges will open today.

Earlier today, marijuana attorney Rob Corry announced the opening of his new venture, Club 64: a private, members-only establishment dedicated to recreational cannabis use. The club will open in time for New Year's Eve festivities, starting at 4:20 p.m. today in an undisclosed location whose address is available only to members via the group's website. According to the press release circulating around the Internet, the club will allow for "private legal use of cannabis, where people will exercise their constitutional right to celebrate and make history."

Says Corry in that same release: "Club 64 is a legal cannabis club, the first of its kind since the voters of Colorado wisely cast off the shackles of Prohibition....This will be a great way to ring in the New Year for Members, with music, dancing, conversation, and Cannabis."

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Club 64 logo.
Membership is limited to "deserving individuals invited to join the exclusive club" who are 21 and up and who will pay $50 for a year-long membership ($30 if you sign up today). Corry says the club doesn't violate either indoor smoking laws (those are limited to medical marijuana and tobacco -- and recreational marijuana qualifies as neither) or public consumption laws ("this is private consumption, members only").

For more information,visit the group's website or its Facebook page.

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White Horse Inn.
Corry's project isn't the only one in Colorado, either. Word has spread over the last week about a pot-friendly coffee shop that opened in Del Norte. Rumor has it that The White Horse Inn will hand out "free" marijuana with purchase of an overpriced cup of joe ($20, say), and while onwer Paul Lovato says that isn't exactly how things will work, it's close.

Lovato leased two buildings in Del Norte that are connected through a shared door. One one is leased as a business property, he says, while the other is a residential property. "The White Horse Inn will be a coffee shop, head shop, 420 shop, etc.," Lovato says. "It'll have a full coffee menu. but won't serve anything infused. No pot will be served or sold or distributed. But next door, at the private property, marijuana is complimentary."

He says he hopes people will also stop by for coffee, but admits that's not the main goal. And with the cheap leases of Del Norte, he doesn't have to sell much coffee to break even on his $400 lease for both properties. "This is where I can spread the love of cannabis that I have to people," he explains. "I grow my own and can distribute it to whoever I want to for free. If that brings business to our coffee shop, than that is awesome. So be it. I can open and lose money for five years if I want to."

Lovato says the smoking lounge will be closed off from view of the general public, and that eventually he hopes to open a retail marijuana store out of the coffee shop when laws allowing such businesses are eventually passed. The shop was scheduled to open January 1, but Lovato says he is already open. "Once I signed the lease, I was ready to go. Why wait?" he says. "I'm here to let people know Amendment 64 is real and it passed. People say I'm bending the words. I'm not. I'm reading them and applying them."

More from our marijuana news archive: "Cannabis Time Capsule: "Anti-symbol Hippie Ponders Future in Jail"; "At Greyhound rest stop, Lamar cops find "abnormally heavy" pillow filled with marijuana"


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Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

The news reported this morning one of these establishments have already closed it's doors .

Tough economy !!!

CoreyDonahue
CoreyDonahue

Only cowards hide and smoke pot in a private club.  If you want your freedom smoke on the street you fucking people are a joke.

Greg McArthur
Greg McArthur

the only problem is they have not come up with a dui program for it yet so anyrhing will be concidered impaired. the cops are going to be waiting and as soon as you start the car you are going to notice the far out red and blue lights behind you... i will wait.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Hey Stoner Billy -- corrected headline:

Stupid Stoners FUCK THEMSELVES in the ASS once again! -- ZERO "Hash Bars" Now Open in Colorado.


stevethewsimpson
stevethewsimpson

The Del Norte club done lost his lease. Imagine that. Club 64 is a joke. It's $30/50 per event, held once a month at undisclosed locations. No party favors, no freebies, but they did pass out gold fishies. Not worth the money. People paid and then didn't get an address. The party was held at a clothing store. An event that used to be free. It's nothing more than for an opportunist to make a lot of money for a minimum amount of effort. Hey, wanna come hang out at my house? I won't charge you an arm and a leg.

Monkey
Monkey

Holy shit, Rob is going for it. He just doesn't understand keeping a low profile is necessary right now. He's begging for a case against him so he can set precedent, but the precedent set might not be good, especially so early in the game. As soon as legislators hear of this, we will see more statutory law regarding personal marijuana than we have ever seen before. He just gave them a diagram of what to ban, restrict and limit. Thanks Rob....Appreciate it.

JuanBillion
JuanBillion

@KirkRichard @MichaelRowe13 great find and happy new year

Brownbear198
Brownbear198

@murawskid1126 haha yes . A private bar for smoking weed. I cant comprehend that yet.

tutonehcc
tutonehcc topcommenter

Happy New Year let's all get legally high!

NMassine
NMassine

@YourAnonNews #wtf is wrong with california?! The dankest is in here and yet it is still federally illegal. #bullshit

jbutler70
jbutler70

@JeremyHubbard @DenverWestword Ugh. What happened to my once beloved state.

realnickvance
realnickvance

@YourAnonNews @thedarkestcloud wow. I know where I am going right now

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Wowz ... the inane vapid twitwit feed is awsum ... 2 kewl Billy ... 2 kewl.


Lexxhavesex
Lexxhavesex

@AndyMart31 haha that's fucking awesome!

tutonehcc
tutonehcc topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay If one stoner doesn't want to succeed in the first place, does it really count as a fail?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@CoreyDonahue  ...  utterly FALSE propaganda.

... he's beginning to LIE like mendacious Mason Tvert and Lyin' Brian Vicente.

Rapist Republican Rob Corry's Club64 is not a "hash bar" ... it doesn't even have a physical location. Just a bunch of clueless stoners stoooopid enough to pay Rob Corry $50 each so he can tell them where to get high.



DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@tutonehcc 

Rob Corry = Convicted Criminal Sex Offender ... and Repuglycan.


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 "By opening early I kind of screwed myself out of my building," -- Lovato said Tuesday

Priceless Pot Clownery!

Nominated for the Chris Bartkowicz Award for Delusional Self-Destructive Public Idiocy


Monkey
Monkey

@stevethewsimpson Very funny! The smart ones keep quiet and let word of mouth keep them in business. The stupid burn their bridge in one night. Too bad there's more stupid people than smart. I'm sure it sparked fear in those with power, even if it was for one night, and that fear will translate into much more restrictions for both the stupid and smart. Thanks gangapreneurs, waiving your weed flag really helps....nobody.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Monkey 

Rob Corry = the ultimate puerile pot clown

... and convicted criminal.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@tutonehcc  "legally" high ain't half as fun as illegally high.

But you already knew that.


TheWoodenWolf
TheWoodenWolf

@NMassine It's still federally illegal in Colorado too.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@tutonehcc ... if Failure is your Goal, you'll always be Successful.

Have another bong hit.


CoreyDonahue
CoreyDonahue

@nemopunk15 @CoreyDonahue Not hiding out if you know where I am stupid.  And great thanks for asking.

Cognitive_Dissident
Cognitive_Dissident topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay ...and what were you convicted for? Being a lush?

tutonehcc
tutonehcc topcommenter

oh, sorry it only works for us stupid stoners I guess

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Monkey "I'm sure it sparked fear in those with power, even if it was for one night, and that fear will translate into much more restrictions"

Republican Rob Corry and the fools and tools who follow his "advice" have done MORE HARM to marijuana in Colorado than all the DEA agents combined.

tutonehcc
tutonehcc topcommenter

@Cognitive_Dissident I agree if we could buy Hotay a bottle he'd be happy again and not so hard on himself and others

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