Denver Council Passes Historic Retail MJ Rules

Sep 18, 2013

Den­ver City Coun­cil Mon­day night passed a his­toric bill that sets the rules and reg­u­la­tions for the retail mar­i­juana indus­try in the state’s largest city. Most other big munic­i­pal­i­ties around Col­orado have taken a time-out from set­ting their own reg­u­la­tions with many opt­ing out to see how Denver’s sys­tem will work. Den­ver also was the first to take on med­ical mar­i­juana reg­u­la­tions. “The whole world is watch­ing, not just the coun­try,” said Coun­cil­man Char­lie Brown, who led the coun­cil com­mit­tee on the issue. “There will be some changes. It is a work in progress. We did what we could, but this is a huge unknown.” Brown said he wants to hold another meet­ing with Denver’s police chief, the man­ager of parks and recre­ation and some munic­i­pal judges to talk about how to enforce the laws against pub­lic mar­i­juana con­sump­tion. Sev­eral coun­cil mem­bers were upset after a free mar­i­juana give­away Sept. 9 in Denver’s Civic Cen­ter park that included pub­lic pot smok­ing, which is against the law. No one was arrested or cited for the vio­la­tions. “When peo­ple are bla­tantly flaunt­ing our laws and putting it in our face, that is not what we want for the city,” Brown said. Now, he said, it is up to Con­gress to pass leg­is­la­tion that will allow a nor­mal bank­ing rela­tion­ship within this indus­try. He cited a bill being spon­sored by U.S. Rep. Ed Perl­mut­ter, D-Golden. Snipped Com­plete Arti­cle: http://​drugsense​.org/​u​r​l​/​x​S​B​b​f​7UW Source: Den­ver Post (CO) Author: Jeremy P. Meyer, The Den­ver Post Pub­lished: Sep­tem­ber 17, 2013 Copy­right: 2013 The Den­ver Post Web­site: http://​www​.den​ver​post​.com/ Con­tact: openforum@​denverpost.​com

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Den­ver Coun­cil Passes His­toric Retail MJ Rules

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