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  Denver Police Defend Decision To Stand Down Posted by CN Staff on September 10, 2013 at 17:00:56 PT

By Jeremy P. Meyer, The Denver Post 

Source: Denver Post 


cannabisicon.gif Colorado -- A high-ranking Denver police official on Tuesday defended the department's decision to stand down while scores of people lit up marijuana joints at a free pot giveaway in Civic Center park. Deputy Chief David Quinones said the department wasn't about to incite a riot on Monday over a petty offense.

Hundreds of people lined up Monday morning to get free joints during an event organized by opponents of Proposition AA, a statewide ballot question over taxing retail marijuana sales.


Many got their pot and sparked up in front of television cameras and news photographers, riling city council members who have been fearful that the new marijuana law will damage Denver's image.

"Public consumption of marijuana is against the law," Councilman Charlie Brown said during a council meeting Monday night. "We should enforce that law. I don't believe we can pick and choose what part of the city we can enforce the law."

Brown and fellow councilwoman Jeanne Robb said images of people openly smoking marijuana sends a bad message around the world as the city is preparing to welcome the new retail marijuana industry.

Council members on Monday gave initial approval to a host of regulations for the businesses and listened to an hour's worth of public comments, including many statements from parents and business people upset about the new industry. The council holds its final vote on the regulations on Monday.


Complete Article: http://drugsense.org/url/BjWlNxnK

Source: Denver Post (CO)

Author: Jeremy P. Meyer, The Denver Post

Published: September 10, 2013

Copyright: 2013 The Denver Post

Website: http://www.denverpost.com/

Contact: openforum@denverpost.com

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