Some Upset Over Pot Smokers On Vancouver Patio

WASHINGTON:  A local restaurant and shop is pushing the legal envelope, by allowing customers to smoke pot in a designated spot on its patio.

The management at Mint Tea said they’ve had a cannabis-friendly tent set up for a while, and it’s become more popular now that legal retail marijuana is being sold just a few blocks away on Main Street.

“We’re just offering a safe place for people to come and chill out, take their time to relax and have some good food,” said Mint Tea Chef Josh Simpson.

Monday during lunchtime, several people smoked pot on the patio, right off the sidewalk in front of the Mint Tea. Two men on a business trip from Texas said Washington is on the cutting edge of progress for marijuana, and this was part of it.

Marijuana Lovers Toke Up In Celebration Of Legal Pot Anniversary

WASHINGTON: Crowds of people bundled in winter coats celebrated the anniversary of marijuana legalization in Washington state Friday by sparking up at a city-sanctioned party under Seattle’s Space Needle.

While marijuana proponents were busy celebrating legal pot, U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan raised concerns about the city apparently sanctioning the pot-smoking event. [Read more…]

Marijuana Lovers Toke Up In Celebration Of Legal Pot Anniversary

WASHINGTON: Crowds of people bundled in winter coats celebrated the anniversary of marijuana legalization in Washington state Friday by sparking up at a city-sanctioned party under Seattle’s Space Needle.

While marijuana proponents were busy celebrating legal pot, U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan raised concerns about the city apparently sanctioning the pot-smoking event. [Read more…]

Denver City Council Gives Initial Approval To Ban On Open Use Of Marijuana

COLORADO:  The Denver City Council approved a proposal on first reading Monday night that would ban the open use of recreational marijuana, even on private party.

Some council members argue that Colorado voters agreed to legalization of recreational use of marijuana, but not public consumption of it.

The council heard public comments Monday night. It also heard from police Chief Robert White who said enforcement of such an ordinance would be a low priority for the police department.

Denver City Council Gives Initial Approval To Ban On Open Use Of Marijuana

COLORADO:  The Denver City Council approved a proposal on first reading Monday night that would ban the open use of recreational marijuana, even on private party.

Some council members argue that Colorado voters agreed to legalization of recreational use of marijuana, but not public consumption of it.

The council heard public comments Monday night. It also heard from police Chief Robert White who said enforcement of such an ordinance would be a low priority for the police department.

Denver Ordinance Could Make Smell Of Marijuana Illegal

COLORADO: A new city ordinance being considered in Denver could make the smell of marijuana, or even just the sight of someone smoking marijuana, illegal if it can smelled or seen by others. [Read more…]

Denver Ordinance Could Make Smell Of Marijuana Illegal

COLORADO: A new city ordinance being considered in Denver could make the smell of marijuana, or even just the sight of someone smoking marijuana, illegal if it can smelled or seen by others. [Read more…]

Update: Breckenridge Town Council Lays Out Private Consumption Regulations For Recreational Marijuana

COLORADO: Marijuana enthusiasts wanting to light up a joint outside on the Riverwalk come Jan. 1 might need to reconsider.

The Breckenridge Town Council voted on the first reading of two ordinances regarding recreational marijuana at the Tuesday Sept. 24 regular meeting. The ordinances will go into effect if they are approved after the second reading at the next meeting Oct. 8. [Read more…]

Update: Breckenridge Town Council Lays Out Private Consumption Regulations For Recreational Marijuana

COLORADO: Marijuana enthusiasts wanting to light up a joint outside on the Riverwalk come Jan. 1 might need to reconsider.

The Breckenridge Town Council voted on the first reading of two ordinances regarding recreational marijuana at the Tuesday Sept. 24 regular meeting. The ordinances will go into effect if they are approved after the second reading at the next meeting Oct. 8. [Read more…]