Tuesday, January 22, 2013


According to the Denver Post, a marijuana-friendly coffee and tea shop has opened in Lafayette, Colo., outside Boulder, after Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Amendment 64 into law, legalizing the recreational use of the drug.

The Hive Co-Op charges $5 for admittance, and allows customers to light up, provided they aren’t toting more than an ounce of marijuana, which owner Veronica Carpio — who previously ran a Lafayette-based dispensary — prefers to call cannabis.

Carpio said she informally started the co-op after Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Amendment 64 into law, which legalized recreational use of marijuana. She wants the co-op to be a neighborhood gathering spot where people can unwind, have a cup of coffee, smoke a joint and feel surrounded by good, healing energy, she said.

Mark Heath, an artist who helped designed the cafe’s interior, likened the social experience of using marijuana to that of drinking coffee. ”People have been getting together to drink coffee together for 200-some years,” Heath told the paper. “This is an extension of that.”

Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett said there are lots of gray areas that need to be sorted out by the Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force, a 24-member panel that met last month for its first time.  The group is in charge of creating rules for an industry that has never existed before -- the recreational marijuana stores allowed under Colorado's newly enacted Amendment.  In the interim, Garnett said if people were to sell marijuana at a cannabis club, that could be considered illegal.  Garnett said his office's top priorities are public safety issues -- such as driving under the influence of marijuana or juvenile use of pot.

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You know you’re a coffee fiend when you walk twenty miles on your treadmill before you realize it's not plugged in!  So enjoy your coffee, make it Kona, and remember, Kona is the home of the Hawaiian cowboy…and we had cowboys in Kona before there were cowboys in Texas!

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