Colo. barber faces lawsuit threats, vandalism after refusing those who reek of pot

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A Colorado barber has found himself dealing with lawsuit threats and vandalism after he began refusing service to those who smell of marijuana.

“I feel that it’s my right to make the statement. It’s the same thing as ‘no shoes, no service,’” shop owner Hugo Corral told a local CBS affiliate.


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Hugo’s Barbershop instituted the policy after customers with children started to complain. He told the station that the response has been overwhelmingly positive.

“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,’” Mr. Corral to the station.

Mr. Corral also said that in addition to lawsuit threats he has had to deal with people ripping the sign off his door or spitting on his windows.

A local attorney told the station that as long as Mr. Corral doesn’t decline service to someone due to their race, religion or gender that his decision would hold up in court.

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