One of Denver's First Consumption Lounges Is Reopening As a “Cannabis Garden”
- Merry Jane · Jun 7, 2023
One of Denver's first legal cannabis consumption lounges is finally reopening for business after being forced to shut down on two separate occasions.
When it originally opened in 2018, the Tetra Lounge was one of the only places where Denver residents and tourists could legally smoke weed in public. Cannabis consumption lounges were actually illegal at the time, thanks to a Colorado law that bans people from smoking tobacco or cannabis in public indoor spaces. Tetra's owner, Dewayne Benjamin, came up with a unique way to circumvent this law, though, by operating the lounge as a private club.
The members-only club model was an immediate hit, but the pandemic forced the business to close for a little over a year. The Tetra was then forced to close again in January 2022 in order to comply with the…