Police Bust Art Gallery That Offered Free Marijuana For Donations

Originally posted on CBS Denver:

DENVER (CBS4) – Denver police have busted organizers of a marijuana club operating out of an art gallery. The organizers offered free pot in exchange for donations to the gallery.

CBS4 Investigator Rick Sallinger first reported on the deal when he went undercover to the gallery two months ago.

Last November voters approved Amendment 64, legalizing recreational pot. But there’s still no system for buying and selling it, so places like the 530 gallery have come up with their own unique ways.

Adam Zimmerli and Devon Hawk Hazard now face felony charges for distribution of marijuana.

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Back in February Sallinger paid a visit to the 530 gallery on Santa Fe in Denver’s Art District. It had been running an ad on Craigslist which offered “high grade marijuana, free with a donation to the gallery.” Sallinger was offer pot if he joined the Cannabis Club of…

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