Jeremy P. Meyer
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September 17, 2013
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Denver council passes historic retail marijuana rules and regulations

Denver City Council Monday night passed a historic bill that sets the rules and regulations for the retail marijuana industry in the state's largest city.

Most other big municipalities around Colorado have taken a time-out from setting their own regulations with many opting out to see how Denver's system will work. Denver also was the first to take on medical marijuana regulations.

"The whole world is watching, not just the country," said Councilman Charlie Brown, who led the council committee on the issue. "There will be some changes. It is a work in progress. We did what we could, but this is a huge unknown."

Brown said he wants to hold another meeting with Denver's police chief, the manager of parks and recreation and some municipal judges to talk about how to enforce the laws against public marijuana consumption.

Several council members were upset after a free marijuana giveaway Sept. 9 in Denver's Civic Center park that included public pot smoking, which is against the law. No one was arrested or cited for the violations.

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The whole world is watching, not just the country, said Councilman Charlie Brown, who led the council committee on the issue. There will be some changes. It is a work in progress. We did what we could, but this is a huge unknown.


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