A Denver campaign wants to ask voters in November to allow expanded marijuana use at places such as bars and other 21-and-over places. According to the initiative, smoking pot would only be allowed on outdoor patios out of public view, while use of vaporizers and edibles would be permitted where the business owner allows it. Here, a man puffs on a vaporizer at the Vapor Shark store in Miami on April 24, 2014. (Joe Raedle, Getty Images file)

Denver campaign for social pot use submitting signatures

Marijuana activists campaigning to see pot consumption allowed in bars and other public places in Denver are turning in signatures to get the question on November’s city ballots.
(UPDATE: More than 10,700 signatures were submitted. Get the full story here.)

The Limited Social Use campaign says they have more than enough signatures to see a public vote on the matter. They need 4,700 signatures and say they have collected about 8,000 signatures.

If the measure passes, Denver would be the first American city to allow public marijuana consumption. Bars and clubs would have the final say about whether to allow pot.

Patrons would have to bring their own weed and comply with clean-air laws. That means the marijuana would have to be edible or vaporized, or if smoked, consumed on an outside patio shielded from public view.


Online: Denver Campaign for Limited Social Cannabis Consumption