Article by Adrian D. Garcia, Denverite
Consuming cannabis in restaurants and bars throughout Denver could continue to be a pipe dream if the Colorado Municipal League gets its way.
The group that represents 99 percent of the cities and towns throughout the state plans to introduce a bill during the 2017 legislative session that would finally define what the “open and public” consumption of marijuana means, said Kevin Bommer, deputy director of the Colorado Municipal League.
“It’s not quite ready for prime time yet,” Bommer said. “We don’t have a bill draft finalized or sponsors lined up.”
The general plan is to look to an early version of a 2013 bill and define “open and public” as any place the general public has access to without restriction. That includes bars, restaurants, concert venues and numerous other places the backers of Initiative 300 pitched as possible public consumption spots.