Just days after a Denver initiative to allow cannabis to be consumed at certain venues such as bars and nightclubs received approval from state officials, a new poll has found that a majority of voters in the city support the proposal.
According to the survey, which was conducted by Public Policy Polling and commissioned by the Marijuana Policy Project, 56% of voters in Denver support an initiative to allow cannabis to be consumed at bars, and other venues only accessible to those 21 and older, such as adult-only nightclubs. Only 40% oppose the move.
“Denver voters have repeatedly voted in favor of treating marijuana similarly to alcohol,” says Mason Tvert, Communications Director for the Marijuana Policy Project. “For the same reasons many adults enjoy having a drink in a social setting, many adults would enjoy using cannabis.”
If advocates are successful in collecting 4,726 valid signatures by September 3rd, the the Limited Social Marijuana Consumption Initiative will be placed on this November’s ballot.