Denver Launches Pot Law Website

Denver Launches Pot Law Website

On Monday the city and county of Denver launched a new informational website about marijuana as part of a public education effort in the run up to Jan. 1, 2014.

Sales of cannabis to adults over 21 begins on the New Year and the site hopes to “help residents, businesses and visitors understand what is and is not allowed under retail marijuana laws within the city,” the Denver Mayor’s office writes Monday.

“We promised the people of Denver that we would implement Amendment 64 in a responsible manner, protecting our neighborhoods, our children and our quality of life,” Mayor Michael B. Hancock said. “We continue to work hard to balance the divergent needs and wants of many in the community.

“That means respecting the will of the voters, who last year approved Amendment 64, which allows people 21 and older to have and consume small amounts of marijuana, while also striving to keep our city enjoyable for those who do not and should not be impacted by this substance,” the Mayor said.

The site reminds people that it is illegal to: consume marijuana in public; drive high; take it out of state; buy it from non-licensed establishments; possess or use if under 21; or give or sell to anyone under 21. For the ten most important things to know about Colorado marijuana laws, click here.