Advocate & CBD Spa Owner Cindy Sovine Fights for Initiative 300, Cannabis Rights

Initiative 300’s Long Hard Road

The fight over cannabis related social consumption here in Denver has been going on non stop since the 2016 election that saw it voted in within the Denver city limits. Fast forward over two years to now and we are currently sitting with only one active license operating and the second one will be opening in April. It’s been an absolute mess with so many hurdles and roadblocks throughout almost 2.5 years of trying to actually make it come to life.

There have been so many diligent and determined people involved with writing the laws and pushing for reform in the state of Colorado over the past decade. Too many to list here but there is definitely one of them very worthy of acknowledgement in regards to this subject, and that is: Cindy Sovine. She has been at the forefront of countless pieces of legislation here at the Capitol building in Denver. When I announced back in December 2018 that I was planning to do a cannabis friendly event called “Spa Day” I kept hearing her name come up as someone I needed to reach out to because of her background. The second I explained what I wanted to do, she said she wanted to sponsor the events with her Utopia Spa and Wellness Center. That is her endeavor that has taken her on a roller coaster ride over the past few years unlike any other. As we approached our third event together I finally got “the call” from, Cindy. She had asked me to come join her and testify on the struggles I have encountered in the pursuit of attempting to open a lounge like she has here in Denver.

As we all poured into a meeting room inside the courthouse to testify, and things started to get underway, there was one thing that stood out – that was the overwhelming amount of citizens in favor of this being implemented. Almost everyone had given a solid testimony as to why this would be a blessing to Denver, only a few opposed it. Cindy, had followed a gentleman that expressed his concern for children and not wanting them to be able to witness the open consumption of cannabis. I personally can appreciate the concern but his words were dated and his views were those that seemed popular 20 years ago. For the first time since I had met her I saw Cindy, truly in her element. She delivered the most passionate and fact driven testimonial of anyone in the room. I could actually feel the energy exuding from her and going throughout the entire room. Nobody had the raw passion on the subject like she did and it all started becoming crystal clear as to who she really is at the core. Cindy Sovine, is without a doubt a true “leader” and trailblazer. She does not follow the path walked by others, she looks to take the difficult path that not too many would dare to walk down because of all the obstacles and roadblocks. This was just one of her battles with the state, she is currently involved with numerous pieces of legislation aimed to better the lives of those here in the state of Colorado.

So obviously Cindy, is focused on a lot more than just social consumption – she is focused on the entire big picture and has been an integral force in shaping those pieces of legislation. As Denver finally starts to warm up to social consumption on a grand scale, Cindy, will be operating her Spa and making sure that she is setting the standards as to how these businesses are run. I can truly say that she is one of a kind and as I step back and look at who I truly admire and respect in this industry my list starts with her and then I start adding in the others.

Come meet 0420Inc. and Cindy with Utopia Spa & Wellness Lounge at our Spring Spa Day Event, this Saturday March 23rd!


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