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Smoke-Free Colorado Hotels Banning Marijuana Smoking

Excerpt from 9News.com

Jan 05, 2014 5:00 pm

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Put down your joint and think of all the new possibilities. Independent hotels in Colorado can differentiate by allowing in-room pot smoking. And, can you sense the opportunities for enhanced revenue streams as hotels that bar marijuna smoking charge cleaning fees for their smoke-free rooms? We may have just been hallucinating.

— Dennis Schaal

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Employee David Marlow, right, helps a customer, who smells a strain of marijuana before buying it, at the crowded sales counter inside Medicine Man marijuana retail store, which opened as a legal recreational retail outlet in Denver on Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014. Brennan Linsley / Associated Press


Since smoking marijunana in public in Colorado is outlawed, will hotels be where people go to smoke? And could that impact other travelers?

Under state law, hotels can make up to a quarter of their rooms smoking rooms. But most hotels are completely smoke free. 9NEWS was able to find just one place that says it’s marijuana friendly: The Cliff House Lodge in Morrison.

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