Number Of Citations Issued For Public Marijuana Use In Denver Spikes In 2014

COLORADO:  Public use of marijuana is prohibited throughout Colorado. Now six months into legalization, 7NEWS has discovered a spike in the number of citations issued in Denver.

According to Denver police statistics, there were 181 citations issued in 2013.

That compares to 351 citations since the start of this year.

“People have to learn. So there’s always that learning process,” said Denver Mayor Michael Hancock. “We have asked our officers and instructed them to be, to enforce the law. It’s like being the RA on the dorm floor.  Early on you’re very restrictive. You enforce those rules hard so everybody gets the message.”