Denver-First State to Allow Marijuana in Public Establishments
Posted: 6:30 am Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
Denver, Colorado, has become the first city in the United States to allow people to use marijuana in bars, restaurants and other public spaces such as art galleries and yoga studios–effectively immediately. “It’s the sensible thing to do,” Denver marijuana consultant Emmett Reistroffer tells the AP. “This is about personal responsibility and respecting adults who want to have a place to enjoy cannabis.” The AP reports that Proposition 300 received enough votes to be approved on Tuesday. The numbers were so close that it took an entire week for opponents of the measure to concede. But you can’t just do it anywhere. Its up the establishments. If they are interested in hosting pot smokers, then they must aquire a liscense that allows marijuana use. In addition, patrons must bring their own weed to comply with state law banning the sale of both pot and food or drink at a single location. The citywide measure is set to expire in 2020, unless city officials renew the licenses or voters make the pot-in-bars measure permanent.