Aurora says yes to recreational pot delivery in Colorado’s third-largest city

Denver Post

Aurora’s nearly 400,000 residents — at least the ones 21 or older — may be able to tap on a phone screen and order up pot gummies and marijuana flower for delivery to their doorstep as soon as early next year. The Aurora City Council on Monday night gave preliminary approval, by an 8-2 vote, to cannabis delivery in Colorado’s third-largest city. The ordinance will need a second vote in two weeks, and if it passes, deliveries of marijuana could begin in early 2021. That would likely make Aurora one of the first cities in the state where consumers can place an order for recreational weed from their couch and wait for it to arrive in the comfort of their homes. “Delivery is needed particularly because of the pandemic,” said Aurora Councilwoman Alison Coombs, who supported the measure. “Folks are having to stay safely in their homes.” This week is shaping up to be a big one for cannabis delivery in Colorado. Aside from Aurora’s move Monday night, Denver’s Division of Excise and Licenses earlier in the day unveiled plans to allow marijuana delivery within city limits for the first time. It’s not known when Denver City Council will take action on the proposal, though the city hopes to begin issuing licenses by July 1 next year. Delivery of medical marijuana became available in three Colorado communities — Longmont, Superior and Boulder — in 2020, the first year that such door-to-door service was allowed under a bill passed by state lawmakers last year. Recreational delivery was not permitted to start until 2021, despite calls earlier this year to make it more widely available during the COVID-19 pandemic. Truman Bradley, executive director of the Marijuana Industry Group, said recreational pot remains the only product from the list of coronavirus pandemic “essential…

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