Denver will vote to allow marijuana use in public

In this Aug. 26, 2016 photo in Salem, Ore., Billy Jean Clay, left and Roxanne Hunt, of Silverton, Ore., look at marijuana plants at the Oregon State Fair during the first day of an exhibit of living pot plants. Oregon voters legalized recreational marijuana in late 2014 and the state is the first in the nation to allow live marijuana plants at the state fair. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)

DENVER (AP) — Denver is going to vote on marijuana in bars this fall.

The city announced Thursday that a petition to allow marijuana use in bars and restaurants has cleared the threshold for inclusion on ballots.

The announcement comes a few days after a second pot-club petition failed to make ballots. The bill before Denver voters would allow some use of marijuana in bars and restaurants.

The proposal requires marijuana establishments to be 21-and-older and bans smoked marijuana indoors. Patrons could use edible or vaporized marijuana indoors. The bars or restaurants could continue banning marijuana use if they wish.

The measure would expire in 2020 unless city officials extend it.

Colorado law doesn’t allow nor ban public marijuana use. The result is a patchwork of local policies.

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