Authors of the constitutional amendment that legalized marijuana in Colorado want to legalize public recreational pot clubs in Denver, while Colorado Springs officials work in the opposite direction.
State law prohibits public consumption in places such as parks and on sidewalks, but there has been confusion on the definition of “public places.”
Where to smoke in Denver
Denver forbids the consumption of marijuana at public venues such as bars, restaurants, clubs or theaters. Pueblo and Nederland allow limited on-site consumption of marijuana at over-21 clubs, the Associated Press reported.
Colorado Springs city ordinances are silent on the venue issue, opening the doors for private social clubs where people can go to consume marijuana — sometimes even “acquiring” the product there.