Denver proposes social marijuana use rules for businesses

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Denver has finalized rules for the nation's first licensed pot clubs.

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To open, clubs first need neighborhood approval. They can't allow indoor smoking or on-site pot sales.

Denver voters approved recreational marijuana clubs in November. But a state board banned the sale of alcohol at places allowing pot use.

Interested businesses so far have included yoga studios and coffee shops.

The Denver Post reports the final rules don't require patrons to sign waivers stating they are responsible for their own actions and abiding by state law.

Denver's law creates a four-year pilot program in which businesses can seek annual permits to create areas where customers can consume their own cannabis. The law also allows other businesses to seek permits for one-time pot consumption events.

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Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com