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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Another local community is looking at allowing cannabis smoking clubs.

The Englewood city council will discuss an ordinance that would put some guidelines in place.

iBAKE Denver, a pot smoking club off south Broadway and one of only a few cannabis clubs in the state, opened their doors before the city put a hold on pot smoking lounges earlier this year.

Officials did that to set guidelines for clubs like this.

So the Englewood Liquor Licensing Authority has drafted an ordinance with some rules, such as you’d have to be 21 to go inside and workers would need to be sober.

But some questions remain… for example, how many cannabis clubs will the city allow? And how will they stop the pot smell from drifting outside? What kind of air filtration system would clubs be required to have?

And those are all questions that the city council is set to discuss at their meeting tonight.

The ordinance could go up for a final vote by the end of the year.

And it’s not just Englewood -- other cities, including Denver, are weighing their options.

Some say clubs like this could give people somewhere to go, so they’re not smoking pot in parks or on the street. Others worry about the potential impact on the community.

We’ll have to wait and see what this city council decides.