CO Pot Users Disappointed At Limits On Where They Can Smoke


During the campaign to legalize marijuana in Colorado, backers of the drug promised it would be regulated the same as alcohol. Now, says the Los Angeles Times, many Coloradans and pot tourists are discovering that attempting to smoke marijuana outside the privacy of a home is not as easy as going to a bar for a drink. A statewide initiative approved by voters last year legalized recreational use of marijuana but bans its “open and public consumption.” Marijuana advocates say they weren't expecting the definition of “public” to encompass private businesses and large, ticketed events where alcohol flows freely. “We are very disappointed and frustrated,” said Toni Fox, a Denver dispensary owner. “Every time we turn around, a cannabis-friendly event is being turned down.”

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