Supporters Of Denver’s Public Pot Use Law Object To New Liquor Rules

Opponents of a state ruling that would prevent bars and many restaurants in Denver from offering on-site marijuana consumption say the ruling would overturn a law approved by city voters and force people to sneak around while they use pot and consume alcohol.

The new rule, Regulation 47-900, announced by the Liquor Enforcement Division of the Colorado Department of Revenue bars liquor-license holders from applying for a permit to allow pot-consumption.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says using alcohol and marijuana together increases impairment.

Mason Tvert, a spokesman for the national Marijuana Policy Project, says Initiative 300, approved by voters in November, would allow servers to keep track of customers who drink and consume pot products instead of forcing them to go outside or hide behind closed doors.

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