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Denver Becomes First U.S. City To Allow Marijuana In Bars And Restaurants

As long as the herb isn’t being smoked, it is now allowed in bars and restaurants. Edibles, anyone?

Credit: ThisIsInsider.com

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In case you forgot, marijuana was the real winner of the November 8th election as eight states legalized the herb for medical or recreational purposes. Perhaps it was because the world was lit up with Donald Trump’s stunning victory that the following news was ignored…

On November 15th, Denver, Colorado, became the first city in the nation to allow marijuana to be used in bars and restaurants. Cannabis can’t be smoked inside buildings and still isn’t legal to be puffed just anywhere, but pot users can vape or consume edibles in these public settings.

KOAA reports that Denver citizens voted on Proposition 300 and ultimately decided to pass the law. Not everyone was pleased with its passing, but marijuana proponents celebrated the ‘victory’.

Because the use of marijuana is such a controversial topic, when and where it can be used in the state is largely regulated by local ordinances. This new law, however, states that weed users can bring their goods to bars and restaurants, at least in Denver. There is even word that some establishments will allow pot to be smoked in certain locations outdoors.

Emmet Resitroffer, a Denver marijuana consultant and campaign manager for the pot-in-bars measure commented:

“It’s the sensible thing to do. This is about personal responsibility and respecting adults who want to have a place to enjoy cannabis.”

Because marijuana is safer than alcohol and pharmaceutical drugs, acceptance of the herb’s use is likely to become more commonplace in the future.

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