Denver: Enough Signatures Collected on Initiative to Allow Cannabis Consumption in Bars, Other Venues

smokeAdvocates of Denver’s Limited Social Marijuana Consumption Initiative, which would allow cannabis to be consumed at locations such as bars and clubs, will submit over 10,000 signatures today, well more than the 4,726 needed to place the measure on this November’s ballot.

“While petitioning, we found that most voters agree adults should be able to consume marijuana socially in establishments that choose to allow it,” says Mason Tvert, one of the people leading the effort. “By allowing adults to consume marijuana in private businesses, we can reduce the likelihood that they’ll consume it publicly in parks or on the street.”

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Poll: Majority of Denver Voters Support Cannabis Consumption at Bars, Other Venues

denvermariJust 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.

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Denver: Initiative to Allow Cannabis Consumption in Bars and Clubs Approved by City Officials

marijuana-smoker1Denver city officials have given approval to the Limited Social Marijuana Consumption Initiative, allowing advocates to begin gathering signatures in attempt to place the proposal on this November’s ballot.

If advocates are successful in collecting 4,726 valid signatures by September 3rd, the initiative will be placed on the November general election ballot. If approved by voters, it would allow cannabis to be consumed at any venue where only those 21 and older are allowed, such as bars and adult-only clubs.

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Denver Initiative Announced to Allow Cannabis to be Consumed in Bars, Clubs, Etc.

jointA new Denver initiative titled the Limited Social Marijuana Consumption Initiative has been announced by Mason Tvert and Brian Vicente, two of the primary backers of Amendment 64 which legalized cannabis in Colorado. The proposal would allow cannabis to be consumed at a variety of venues, including bars and clubs.

Advocates of the initiative have until September 3rd to gather roughly 4,700 signatures to place it on this November’s ballot. If placed on the ballot and approved into law, the initiative would allow cannabis to be consumed at venues where only those 21 and older are allowed to enter, such as bars and adult-only clubs.

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