The logic goes something like this: People can walk into a bar and get drunk together, so now that marijuana is legal in Colorado, why can’t people do the same with pot? Or at a concert venue, a place where weed is often a more logical choice for enhancing enjoyment, why should booze get the green flag while smoking the green is banned?
Well, according to The Cannabist (which is actually part of the Denver Post), the same activists who helped legalize marijuana in Colorado back in 2012 are now trying allow pot consumption in places like bars, clubs and even restaurants – spots where the practice is currently prohibited by law.
This group is hoping to get “The Limited Social Marijuana Consumption Initiative” on Denver’s November ballot. “We’re proposing a narrow exemption to Denver’s current ban on social cannabis use by adults,” said Mason Tvert, communications director for the Marijuana Policy Project. “It would simply allow adults 21 and older to consume marijuana in designated areas and venues where only adults are allowed.“ These new venues wouldn’t be able to sell pot or pot products, but they could allow their patrons to consume marijuana on their premises.