Boulder Takes New Look At Pot-Shop Merchandising Ban

COLORADO:  You can buy pot in Boulder, and you can buy pot-leaf shirts. But you can’t buy shirts with the logo at any of the city’s retail marijuana shops.

The city code bans retail marijuana establishments from selling or giving away any products with their name or logo.

Several Boulder City Council members believe it is time to reconsider that provision, which appears to be unique to Boulder among Colorado towns that allow recreational marijuana sales.

“The Boulder businesses are at a disadvantage,” said Councilman Andrew Shoemaker. “Meanwhile, the Denver businesses can advertise and even sell merchandise in Boulder because they aren’t licensed here. We’re surrounded by other jurisdictions that are selling this, and we’re putting Boulder businesses at a disadvantage against other Colorado businesses and even more so as other states legalize it.”


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