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Denver Business Applies To Become First Cannabis Spa In The Country

A historic mansion blocks from Colorado’s state Capitol could soon be the home of the nation’s first legal marijuana spa.

Utopia All Natural Wellness Spa and Lounge submitted its application for a Denver Cannabis Consumption Establishment license on Wednesday for a spa in the Creswell Mansion, 1244 Grant St. It hopes to be among the first businesses approved for the first-of-its-kind social use program authorized by the city’s voter-approved Initiative 300.

If all goes according to plan, the spa’s application will receive a public hearing within 60 days, Utopia founder and CEO Cindy Sovine told The Cannabist. If approved, her estimated timeline for receiving the permit to operate the spa is around 90 days.

“It’s been a long process and I’ve worked really hard to get all my ducks in a row, so I am happy,” said Sovine.

She aims to create a utopian environment for spa mavens and marijuana aficionados, alike.

The adults-only spa will feature two cannabis consumption areas in compliance with the Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act. One will be indoors where adults can consume edibles and vape, and one will be outdoors where adults can smoke marijuana flower in a ventilated area that is not visible to neighbors, she said. [Read more at The Denver Post]

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