Weed in Bars and Restaurants Is a Real Thing in Denver, Colorado
City of Denver Passes Law Allowing People to Consume Marijuana in Bars, Restaurants
The city of Denver appears to be embracing its state’s recreational marijuana laws by passing the first United States law allowing folks to light up in public spaces such as restaurants and bars.
Known as Proposition 300, the law gives restaurant and bar owners the chance to decide whether or not they want to allow the consumption of marijuana inside of their establishments. While it cannot be smoked inside, other means of consuming the substance are allowed, and establishment owners can provide outside spaces for their patrons to smoke if they wish.
Colorado as a state has not made it legal or illegal to smoke marijuana outside, leaving it to the cities and local communities to decide how they wish to regulate the practice. Within a business setting, Denver is the first to legalize marijuana consumption.
"It's the sensible thing to do," said Emmett Reistroffer, "This is about personal responsibility and respecting adults who want to have a place to enjoy cannabis." Reistroffer is a Denver marijuana consultant and serves as campaign manager overseeing this newly proposed measure.
What do you think about this new law? Is Denver on the right track for expanding the rights of pot-users everywhere?