Denver Marijuana Panel considering big proposal this week
Following Denver voters' approval of SAFER's "lowest law enforcement priority" initiative last year, Mayor John Hickenlooper established a Marijuana Policy Review Panel to implement the law to the greatest extent possible and study the issue.
At the panel's meeting this Wednesday it will consider recommending to city officials that the Denver City Attorney's Office should stop prosecuting cases of private adult marijuana possession. If the recommendation is approved it will be included in a report to the Denver City Council as an official recommendation from the mayor-appointed panel. Such a bold proposal at just the panel's third meeting is a good sign that there is a lot more action to come.