Colorado HB 1258

New Threat to Smokefree Air

House Bill 1258 (marijuana tasting rooms bill) has passed the Legislature and now goes to Governor John Hickenlooper.

Please contact Governor Hickenlooper and ask him to veto House Bill 1258.  Contact the Governor online or send him a letter to:
 
Office of the Governor 
136 State Capitol Bldg 
Denver, CO 80203

 

HB 1258 will allow for vaping of marijuana in electronic smoking devices on site indoors. Because Colorado’s Clean Indoor Air law does not yet address electronic smoking devices, this bill poses a very real threat to keeping indoor places free from hazards contained in e-device emissions. In several peer-reviewed research studies, tobacco and marijuana smoke have been shown to impair blood vessel function and contain significant amounts of chemicals harmful to public health. Therefore, people who choose to smoke or vape marijuana should not smoke/vape it indoors where it could harm others. To protect public health, the smoking and vaping of marijuana should not be allowed in indoor spaces where those emissions pose a serious health hazard to workers and others in the building.