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Colorado barber shop won't service customers who smell like marijuana

Hugo’s Barber Shop in Greeley is not going green.
By Evan Bleier   |   March 11, 2014 at 10:15 AM   |   Comments

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March 11 (UPI) -- A Colorado barber shop has opted not to go green and has a sign on its front door advising prospective customers that if they smell like marijuana, they should take their business somewhere else.

According to the sign: “PLEASE DO NOT COME IN IF YOU SMELL LIKE MARIJUANA. THERE ARE FAMILIES WITH KIDS WHO DON’T WANT TO SMELL IT. THIS IS A BUSINESS, NOT YOUR HOUSE, THANKYOU. IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT PLEASE GO SOMEWHERE ELSE. HUGOS BARBER SHOP”

“I feel that it’s my right to make the statement. It’s the same thing as no shoes no service,” Hugo’s Barber Shop owner Hugo Corral told CBS Denver.

Corral said he has no personal problem with people who puff pot, but he adopted the policy to appease the complaints of customers who came to his shop with their children.

“A mother calls and says hey we can’t go in there anymore because we don’t want it to smell like marijuana when my child’s sitting there waiting,” Corral said.

Despite some backlash about the sign, including people spitting on his front door, Corral has no plans to change the policy.

Denver lawyer Scott Robinson told KUSA-TV that Corral’s initiative is completely legal. "Business owners absolutely have the right to refuse service to someone who has been smoking pot, is drunk, or for any other reason as long as it's not an unlawful or unconstitutional reason such as race, religion or gender," Robinson said.


[CBS Denver]
[KUSA-TV]

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