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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 

cannabisicon.gif 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.

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Source: Denver Post (CO)
Author: Jeremy P. Meyer, The Denver Post
Published: November 12, 2013
Copyright: 2013 The Denver Post
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Is there a law that says it is illegal to sit on one's front porch and drink a beer?

Exactly what ran through my head too.

 

These council members are likely the ones tailgating before the Broncos game, downing beers and shots of 'Raiders' Blood' in an All-American family tradition. 

 

Any thought given to how that tradition might affect the children?  Not enough I guess to propose any laws forbidding drinking in front of children but omg, what if they were using marijuana !!

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The depth to which marijuana propaganda has permeated the average American psyche is mind boggling.

The irrational fear of marijuana needs to be contrasted with the irrational non fear of guns. Guns kill hundreds of people every day, yet people have no problem with open carry laws. Something is wrong with the average American's ability to think rationally.

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