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The First Legal Cannabis Spa May Be Coming Soon To Denver

Would you visit the cannabis-friendly spa?

Recreational marijuana use is legal in more states than ever before. Washington, Alaska, Nevada, Oregon, Massachusetts, Washington, D.C., California and Colorado all allow the legal use of pot for fun and Maine will join them in summer 2018.

Not surprisingly, new businesses in places where recreational pot is legal are cropping up with new products and services. And since it all started in Colorado, it makes sense the first legal cannabis spa is in the works in Denver.

According to the Denver Business Journal, the spa will be called the Utopia All Natural Wellness Spa and Lounge and exist in Creswell Mansion, a building on the National Register of Historic Places.

Inside, the spa plans to include a variety of cannabis-friendly self-care offerings.

“Our mission is to provide a place of retreat for cannabis consumers and access to high-quality products and services for those who wish to explore natural options for self-care,” Utopia CEO Cindy Sovine shared with Fox21 News.

Some of the activities include cannabis-infused massages, ganja yoga, guided meditation and more pot-friendly activities. Additionally, it will host cannabis-friendly cooking classes and private functions and retreats. Patrons must be 21 and over to participate.

The spa’s owner submitted a Cannabis Consumption Establishment license application in early February. If approved, Utopia would become one of the first Denver businesses where customers can consume marijuana, as well as the nation’s first cannabis spa.

Already, it has the official support of five Registered Neighborhood Organizations. That’s four more than required by the city licensing system.

Pot Pampering

Spa visitors will be able to reap the many healthy benefits of THC and CBD, which are both oils derived from cannabis. When incorporated in massage and other treatments, they are linked to reduced pain, decreased inflammation and stress relief.

The spa will also offer memberships, which includes access to the cannabis consumption areas that will be ventilated so as not to affect the neighbors.

Though there will be designated areas for vaping, according to the blog The Cannabist, the spa will not sell pot. Instead it will retail local hemp products, natural health and beauty products, supplements and cosmetics.

Utopia is actually the second business intended for social cannabis use to apply for a permit in Denver. The first is called the Coffee Joint and would be a cannabis club, allowing guests to use marijuana inside its doors. The city of Denver received the owners’ application in December.

We’ll have to wait and see if the Mile High City will get an extra business boost from these pot-friendly businesses. If it does, would you be willing to visit the cannabis-friendly spa?