“$4.6 million last year, now when we opened the doors — if you will — to recreational marijuana, those numbers are only going to go one way and that’s up,” said City Councilman Charlie Brown.
Still, weighing the benefits also means weighing the costs and weighing what the voters have already decided.
“The voters in this city overwhelmingly voted for medical marijuana and recreational marijuana and we have to deal with that as a city,” Brown said.
Denver’s city council will tentatively vote on whether to opt in or out of 64 in April.
At that time they will also vote on whether to allow any marijuana smoking facilities, similar to bars or lounges.