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Denver Petition Would Allow Public Marijuana Consumption

Public Marijuana Consumption

A pro-marijuana group in Denver says it has enough signatures to get a measure for public marijuana consumption onto the November ballots.

The Limited Social Use campaign is attempting to pass a measure that would allow marijuana use in bars and other public places. But the measure would call for users to bring their own marijuana and comply with Denver’s clear-air laws, which means marijuana would have to be consumed as an edible, or if smoked, consumed on an outside patio away from public view.

The group says it has collected over 8,000 signatures and need just 4,700 to get the measure on November’s ballot.

Campaign organizers and some Denver business owners will hold a news conference outside of the City and County Building before they turn in their petition to the Denver Elections Division.

If passed, Denver would become the first U.S. city to allow public marijuana consumption. Clubs and bars would have the final say about whether their customers can or cannot consume marijuana on their property.