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.”

Man Fights For Right To Smoke Medical Marijuana In Casino Smoking Area

NEW JERSEY:  A New Jersey man is considering suing for the right to use medical marijuana in an Atlantic City casino.

Daniel Price’s lawyer, Michelle Douglass, says that Revel Casino Hotel failed to accommodate his disability when a security guard told him he could not take his marijuana into the casino last month.

The 23-year-old Atlantic City resident is a registered medical marijuana patient. He tells The Press of Atlantic City that he uses the drug to treat seizures and irritable bowel disease.

State guidelines encourage patients to smoke cannabis at home. But they are not barred by law from using it in private businesses.