Denver City Council: The new version of the marijuana ordinance is still unacceptable. Do NOT criminalize adults for using marijuana on private property!
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Denver City Council
Council District 1
Susan Shepherd
Council District 2
Jeanne Faatz
Council District 3
Paul Lopez
Council District 4
Peggy Lehmann
Council District 5
Mary Beth Susman
Council District 6
Charlie Brown
Council District 7
Chris Nevitt
Council District 8
Albus Brooks
Council District 9
Judy Montero
Council District 10
Jeanne Robb
Council District 11
Christopher Herndon
Council At-Large
Robin Kniech
Council At-Large
Debbie Ortega

Denver City Council: The new version of the marijuana ordinance is still unacceptable. Do NOT criminalize adults for using marijuana on private property!

    1. Petition by

      Marijuana Policy Project

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December 2013

Victory

From Petition Organizer: The Denver City Council has voted down the bad amendment that would have prohibited adults from using marijuana outside on their private property. Council members received countless messages from citizens opposed to the measure and they listened! Thank you to everyone who contacted the council members in support of commonsense marijuana policy in Denver.

Last month, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and his allies on the city council introduced a blatantly unconstitutional law that would criminalize adults’ use of marijuana — even on private property — if others report seeing or smelling it. Fortunately, they decided to go back to the drawing board after the Denver Post editorialized against the proposal and thousands of people signed our Change.org petition calling on the council to drop it.

Unfortunately, the council is now considering a new version of the bill. They call it a "compromise," but it is not nearly good enough. It would still criminalize adults for using marijuana on their own private property, which is simply unacceptable. The Denver Post has once again conveyed its opposition to the overreaching measure, and we need to once again convey our opposition directly to the council members.

Sixty-six percent of Denver voters approved Amendment 64 because they wanted marijuana to be legal for adults. They should not have to forfeit their property and privacy rights in exchange. It's time for the council to respect the will of the voters and stop trying to find ways to punish responsible adult marijuana consumers.

Please help defend Amendment 64 by adding your name to this petition calling on the Denver City Council to drop this ridiculous proposal.

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    1. Victory in Denver!

      The Denver City Council has voted down the bad amendment that would have prohibited adults from using marijuana outside on their private property. Council members received countless messages from citizens opposed to the measure and they listened! Thank you to everyone who contacted the council members in support of commonsense marijuana policy in Denver.

    2. Reached 3,000 signatures

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    • Arlie Tick DENVER, CO
      • 5 months ago

      MJ should be legal on all counts!

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    • Rex Decker DENVER, CO
      • 5 months ago

      WE VOTED ON IT! HEAR US OR WE VOTE YOU OUT!

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    • Shannon Harward FOUNTAIN, CO
      • 5 months ago

      The voters have spoken. Kindly respect their decision.

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    • Layne Los COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
      • 5 months ago

      Stop trying to subvert the will of the people!!

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    • Charlie Chan DENVER, CO
      • 5 months ago

      Seriously? We're still having this discussion? Stop being a fucking child, it's just fucking pot.

      > having weed debate

      > 2013

      > ishygddt

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