Denver Holds First Public Hearing For Recreational Marijuana Store

COLORADO: To little fanfare, Denver on Tuesday held its first public hearing for a marijuana business seeking to open a recreational pot shop.

The 9 a.m. hearing — for a store called The Grove, at First Avenue and Federal Boulevard — lasted less than an hour, said Larry Stevenson with Denver’s Department of Excise and Licenses. The store’s owner and a handful of employees spoke in favor of the store’s application. No one spoke in opposition, said Mike Elliott, the executive director of the Medical Marijuana Industry Group, who attended the hearing.

“It was short and sweet,” Elliott said. [Read more…]