Statement of ACLU of Colorado Public Policy Director Denise Maes on new marijuana rules passed last night by the Denver City Council

“The ACLU of Colorado is grateful that the Denver City Council ultimately abandoned efforts to recriminalize marijuana possession throughout much of the city and personal use on private property. The Council heard the clear and consistent call from the public to put an end to unnecessary and inefficient over-policing of marijuana.
“Thanks to the Council and the voters who passed Amendment 64, law enforcement resources will not be wasted making small time marijuana busts.
“As other cities around the state consider the definition of ‘open and public,’ we encourage them to recognize, as Denver eventually did, that it does not mean in a pocket, in a home, or on a front porch.”