I Do Think Given The Uncertainty In Washington That This Is Not The Year To Be Out There Carving Off New Turf And Expand Markets And Make Dramatic Statements About Marijuana, Hickenlooper Told Reporters Wednesday.

FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2013 file photo, partygoers smoke marijuana during a Prohibition-era themed New Year Pot clubs could help alleviate complaints that Colorado’s sidewalks and Medical marijuana public parks have been inundated with pot smokers since the state legalized recreational weed in 2012. “We have a lot of problems throughout this state of people publicly using marijuana,” said Sen. Bob Gardner, a Colorado Springs Republican and sponsor of the club bill. The measure sets up a showdown with the Democratic governor, who has told reporters that clubs could invite federal intervention in Colorado’s pot market. Colorado is in violation of federal drug law for not making it a crime to smoke pot, and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other members of the Trump administration have said states should not be able to legalize pot. “I do think given the uncertainty in Washington that this is not the year to be out there carving off new turf and expand markets and make dramatic statements about marijuana,” Hickenlooper told reporters Wednesday. Further, the governor seemed to chafe at the fact that the club bill doesn’t expressly ban indoor smoking. A separate pot-club measure going into effect in Denver limits smoking marijuana to special patios, meaning people could eat or vaporize pot indoors but not burn it.

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