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Denver City Council Passes Pot Smoking Ordinance

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(credit: CBS)

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DENVER (CBS4) – Monday night the Denver City Council passed an ordinance making it legal to smoke pot in the open as long as it is on the smoker’s property.

The law still bans smoking in public areas including parks, streets, and the 16th Street Mall.

A measure that would have banned open smoking within 1,000 feet of a school was killed Monday in a council committee.

Councilwoman Jeannie Robb says Amendment 64 left it up to the cities to decide what is private and what is not.

“It’s not that we’re pro-marijuana or anti-marijuana. We’re trying to set boundaries that are clear to people. We’re the only place in the world right now that is putting this kind of legislation into place,” said Robb.

Mayor Hancock was part of the initial push that would have limited where someone can smoke pot on their own property.

His office said he would sign the council’s measure into law.

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