The Pueblo Chieftain today reports
that the three-person board of Pueblo County commissioners voted 2 to 0 to allow cannabis social-clubs, like Studio A64, which the city of Colorado Springs recently failed
to shut down, to open and operate in unincorporated areas of the county.
Rules state that any members must smoke outside, due to Colorado laws regarding indoor smoking, and must do so out of public view. Out-of-state visitors will be able to obtain a guest pass, somewhat alleviating the statewide problem that comes from the ability to buy pot, but not smoke it anywhere.
Tommy Eubanks spoke in favor of the ordinance. He said he was from Texas and that his wife suffers from multiple sclerosis.
“We’re spending about $10,000 to $15,000 in this county but there’s nowhere for us to experiment to see what works for us,” he said.
The county was advised by the Denver law firm Vicente Sederberg
, which co-wrote Amendment 64 and has long been a voice in favor of legalization.