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With the legalization of recreational marijuana use in Colorado and Washington, entrepreneurs are now testing the limits of these laws by opening up "pot bars" and private clubs.
Last fall, voters in the two states legalized marijuana use for adults over the age of 21. However, the use of pot must be in private. You can't just walk around a public park or other public area smoking a joint.
To provide a place for pot smokers to hang out, a variety of businesses have cropped up in these two states, including pot bars, cafes, and clubs, reports The Associated Press.
Given the novelty of the laws, business owners say that there are no rules yet to bar them from opening and running a pot bar, writes the AP. Some entrepreneurs hope that by being thoughtful and considerate with their business, they can avoid getting into trouble.
Some of their tactics include:
Anytime there is a new law like the ones allowing recreational use of marijuana, businesses will try to capitalize. While many have tried to stay one step ahead of lawmakers, new regulations governing pot sales and marijuana use at establishments are expected to be introduced soon.
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