Activists Seeking New Denver Pot Rules Exceed Signature Requirement

Posted 7:16 a.m. | Updated 10:06 a.m.

Marijuana activists in Denver say they have more than enough signatures to put a new proposal on this fall’s city ballot. It would let businesses that serve alcohol decide whether customers could also use pot on the premises.

The Limited Social Use campaign initially said they're turning in some 8,000 petition signatures – they need 4,700 valid signatures to get the measure on the ballot. Since then, the group says they've turned in more than 10,000 signatures.

If voters say yes, Denver would be the first U.S. city to allow pot use in public. The measure would let customers bring their own marijuana to bars that allow it. Users would have to abide by Colorado’s indoor smoking ban, so pot would have to be edible, or smoked on outside patios away from public view.