Denver to Allow Pot in Restaurants, Remain Chillest City in All of Land

When California goes high, Colorado goes higher

By The Editors
November 18, 2016 9:00 am

For those of you who don’t smoke marijuana, this may be news to you. To the rest of us, it’s as plain as the nose on your face:

Weed pairs quite nicely with food. It’s nice before you eat, improving your appetite and heightening your senses. It’s nice after a meal, helping food digest. It’s just nice.

So it’s also nice that Denver just passed a law that will allow folks to ingest cannabis at restaurants, art galleries and yoga studios.

Naturally, when the law goes into effect in January, it’ll have some red tape. For starters, the establishment needs neighborhood approval. They also must supply a designated exterior area for smokers. And finally, they’ll have to train employees on how to handle users (slowly, one would expect).

The Associated Press broke the news, noting that the law is a means to help deal with the uptick in marijuana tourism; folks from out of town have no place to smoke once they buy the stuff at present, and this will keep people from smoking, you know, in public parks and on street corners and in all those other places people have been less-than-discreetly smoking pot since forever.

Given that Denver is enjoying its legal status — and that its citizens are reaping some serious financial gains because of it — it may become our own little Amsterdam in no time.

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