As Denver prepares for legal pot sales, city rolls out informational campaign

Coloradans over the age of 21 will be allowed to smoke marijuana legally when Amendment 64 is fully implemented. A state task force is recommending tourists be able to use the substance legally while in the state, as well.

DENVER – As Denver prepares for the first legal sales of recreational marijuana on Jan. 1, officials rolled out a campaign aimed at informing people about just what Amendment 64 allows — and doesn’t.

A new website, www.MarijuanaInfoDenver.org, “will keep the public updated on marijuana laws as they evolve,” the City and County of Denver said in a media release. The city  also plans to distribute materials to businesses in an effort to inform the public about the new marijuana laws.

“We promised the people of Denver that we would implement Amendment 64 in a responsible manner, protecting our neighborhoods, our children and our quality of life,” Mayor Michael B. Hancock said. “That means respecting the will of the voters, who last year approved Amendment 64, while also striving to keep our city enjoyable for those who do not and should not be impacted by this substance.”

Denver is one of only two states that has legalized retail sales of marijuana.