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Drive-thru weed could become a permanent fixture here if Denver City Council moved forward with an amendment to a local marijuana ordinance.
Created as a response to COVID-19 guidelines issued through Governor Jared Polis’s executive orders at the start of the pandemic, takeout marijuana sales — through curbside transactions, as well as drive-thru and walk-up windows — are currently allowed in Denver. What started as temporary rules were permanently added to the state marijuana code on January 1 by the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division, but local jurisdictions must opt into the MED’s rules in order to continue takeout pot services after the pandemic.
At a March 2 council subcommittee meeting, the discussion of two proposals that would create marijuana delivery and hospitality programs and also overhaul several other aspects of the local pot landscape went on so long that there was little time for other business. But Councilman Chris Hinds managed to squeeze in the subject of to-go sales, which would be banned by