The city of Denver will soon allow people to smoke or consume marijuana in some bars and restaurants, thanks to the passage of a new initiative in the 2016 election.
The new law, called Initiative 300, mandates a four-year pilot plan in the city that allows bar and restaurant owners to apply for permits to allow marijuana use on their premises. Users won't be able to smoke indoors, but they will be able to smoke in outdoor areas. They'll also be able to vape marijuana(using electronic cigarettes) or consume marijuana edibles on properties with permits. However, restaurants and bars won't be able to sell marijuana, so the rules will by BYOP — bring your own pot.
The measure — which could start becoming implemented in 2017, according to the Denverite — has won praise from some in the tourism industry, given that tourists and renters in Denver often have few places to go to use the pot they can legally buy in Colorado. But other advocates are worried about the potential health effects of the new law.