DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock released the following statement on Bill Request 13-0736, concerning possession and consumption of marijuana:
“I promised the people of Denver that we would implement Amendment 64 in a responsible manner that protects neighborhoods, children, and our quality of life. We are working hard to balance the needs and wants of many in the community.
“This proposed ordinance clearly communicates what our residents and visitors are and are not allowed to do in public. It respects the will of the voters, who last year approved Amendment 64, which allows people over 21 to have and consume a small amount of marijuana. It also ensures that our public spaces remain enjoyable for residents, families and tourists."