Denver Won't Vote On Cannabis Clubs Proposal - But Back Up Plan Still In The Works

A Denver proposal to give marijuana tourists clubs to legally use the drug has failed to make city ballots this fall.

But a second proposal to allow some marijuana use at bars and restaurants still awaits word on whether it will go before voters.

Denver elections officials said Monday that a social-use ordinance failed to get the 4,726 valid signatures required to make ballots. The question would have asked voters whether to allow 21-and-over pot clubs.

Colorado law doesn't allow nor ban public use. The result is a patchwork of local policies.

No other states with legal recreational pot have licensed clubs statewide. Alaska is working on regulations to allow consumption where the drug is sold, but the regulations aren't up and running yet.

The second Denver petition is under review.

Banner image: Views of the main shopping street 16th Street in Denver on August 25, 2015. On this street are free public buses driving and it provides a lot of shopping opportunities.

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