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Activists Pull Denver Ballot Initiative That Would Allow Marijuana use in Bars and Clubs

Activists behind a proposed Denver ballot initiative to allow some marijuana use in bars and other businesses say they will pull the measure, The Denver Post has confirmed.

Their new goal: crafting a compromise measure with city and business leaders.

The verbal agreement with a group that includes City Attorney Scott Martinez averts a public vote in November — one that might have allowed more extensive pot consumption in publicly accessible places than city officials and some business leaders were comfortable with.

Mason Tvert of the Marijuana Policy Project said fellow backers of the Limited Social Cannabis Use initiative planned to announce the withdrawal Thursday, before Friday’s expected certification of the measure for the Nov. 3 ballot. [Read more at The Denver Post]

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