Weed-friendly concert venues? It was just a matter of time.

A little more than a month into the Great Canadian Legalized Pot Experiment and everything seems completely under control. Other than delays caused by the Canada Post strike–dammit, where are my CBD capsules?–society hasn’t crumbled in a haze of reefer madness.

Canada is not the first jurisdiction to ease up on weed repression. Colorado beat us by a couple of years, so it should come as no surprise that the state might have a few things to teach us.

Dean Ween of Ween plans to take advantage of Colorado’s weed laws by opening a weed-friendly concert venue in Denver on–wait for it–April 20, 2019.

The Denver Post reports that the venue will be called Dean Ween’s Honeypot Lounge and will also feature comedy performances as well as music. No location has been finalized yet, but the principles would like it to be near Coors Field.

One issue: the laws in Colorado don’t allow what’s called “cross-fading,” which means the ability of a single venue to sell both alcohol and cannabis products. The only possible workaround is to offer vaping and edibles. And nothing can contain any THC, either. In other words, it’ll be like every other music venue in the world if you want to get high: bring your own.

Still, progress. Right?

 

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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