Denver Council's New Bill on Marijuana Smoking 
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Denver Council's New Bill on Marijuana Smoking 
Posted by CN Staff on November 12, 2013 at 20:12:33 PT
By Jeremy P. Meyer, The Denver Post
Source: Denver Post
Colorado -- Denver residents would be allowed to smoke marijuana on their properties, even their front lawns, under a new set of rules given preliminary approval Tuesday.Denver City Council has been grappling with how to define "open and public" consumption, finally reaching agreement on where people can legally consume the drug that in January will be sold to adults in retail stores.
The upshot? Consumption is illegal everywhere unless on private property that you own, lease or rent or have been given approval to consume by the owner. A previous version of the bill would have forbid people from smoking marijuana in their homes if they were visible from public space and even would have prohibited smoking in fenced-in back yards if the smoke could be smelled by a neighbor. The bill elicited complaints from civil libertarians, who said what people do on their private property is their business.Councilman Chris Nevitt, who worked on the bill with Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, said the first versions were an overreach. The majority of the council agreed  of the 11 members present, 8 supported the new rules.Some council members, however, are still concerned what will occur come Jan. 1, and fear that wanton smoking will occur in front of children passing by on sidewalks. Councilwoman Jeanne Robb even suggested a 15-foot rule, forbidding smoking anywhere on private property 15-feet from the right of way. Councilwoman Debbie Ortega is concerned about homes near schools."We want to make sure people aren't sitting across the street while kids are walking home from school smoking marijuana in full view," she said. Nevitt, however, said he doubts that will happen. And if it does, the council can change the law.SnippedComplete Article: The GCWSource: Denver Post (CO)Author:  Jeremy P. Meyer, The Denver PostPublished: November 12, 2013Copyright: 2013 The Denver Post Website: openforum denverpost.comCannabisNews -- Cannabis Archives 
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Comment #3 posted by The GCW on November 15, 2013 at 14:02:50 PT
Related letter to the editor in the Denver Post
LTE: No Reason for Denver to Ban Smoking Marijuana on Front Porches.
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Comment #2 posted by TroutMask on November 14, 2013 at 06:08:31 PT:
Can't wait until January 1.
AT 12:00:01 a.m. on January 1, 2014. I hope to be buying my first legally purchased marijuana in Denver...or somewhere in Colorado depending on where the New Year's Eve festivities take us.HempWorld! Do you have any Denver area hotel information that you could share with If so, please use the contact form on either website. Or...I am posting my email here so feel free to email me directly. I have plenty of friends who might be interested in booking before NYE. Cheers!
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Comment #1 posted by HempWorld on November 13, 2013 at 09:12:22 PT
Ha, ha, the gift that keeps on giving...
Comedy and entertainment for all...What about the children?Yes, what about smoking cigarettes in front of little children, who then die from it! How about that?Marijuana/cannabis smoke etc. does not kill, it heals!Got to Amsterdam, for Christ sake, I mean literally!Go check out the REAL world! Cannabis is fine!Go to Denver, it's going to be a huge party, we plan to be there:
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