Denver, CO: The Denver Chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (Denver NORML) filed a municipal initiative this week to authorize the establishment of private, licensed marijuana clubs within the city of Denver.
"Denver residents and visitors alike need places other than private homes to legally and responsibly enjoy legal marijuana with other adults," said Jordan Person, executive director of Denver NORML.
Proponents will need to gather just under 5,000 signatures to place the measure before a public vote this November.
If approved, the measure would permit licensed establishments and social events to allow for the consumption of marijuana by those age 21 or older. Authorized facilities would not be permitted to sell or dispense cannabis. Bars, nightclubs and restaurants would not become eligible to become private marijuana clubs under the proposed ordinance.