Denver Appears To Legalize Marijuana Social Lounges

Voters in Denver appear to have approved a pilot program legalizing marijuana lounges, though the vote tally remained uncomfortably close on Wednesday.The City of Denver Cannabis Consumption Pilot Program,on the ballot as Initiated Ordinance 300, was leading by less than half a percentage point, 100,284 votes for to 96,893 votes against, according to results on Wednesday afternoon.If this result holds and the measure passes, Denver will have finally solved the problem of where its recreational cannabis users are supposed to smoke—four years after marijuana was legalized for adults 21 and over.In Colorado as in eight other states now—after California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada all passed legalization measures, joining Oregon, Washington, and Alaska—adults 21 and over can purchase and possess cannabis, but they can’t smoke it in public without risking a citation and fine similar to a traffic ticket.Currently, the only legal places to consume cannabis in Denver are in a private...



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