Denver will vote on public marijuana consumption

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Man smoking marijuana. (Rafael Castillo/Flickr)

Man smoking marijuana. (Rafael Castillo/Flickr)

Denver voters will decide whether to create small consumption areas for marijuana this November.

Here’s what the measure calls for, per Adrian Garcia:

The Denver Approved Cannabis Consumption Committee wants to create a pilot program — it would sunset in 2020 unless extended by City Council or another voter initiative — to allow the creation of small consumption areas for marijuana. Just about any existing business could create a consumption area provided it was restricted to people 21 and older and not visible to those outside the restricted area. They would be regulated similar to bars and would need the approval of a registered neighborhood association as part of the permit process.

The measure was one of two submitted to the Denver Elections Division concerning the public use of marijuana. The other, the “Adult Use” initiative, failed to get enough signatures.