Denver public-use ballot measure aims to curb possible loss of MJ tourists
By Bart Schaneman
Supporters of a ballot measure to permit people to consume cannabis in restaurants, bars and other public venues in Denver hope to preempt a potential loss of marijuana tourists.
Nevada and California, both major tourist draws, have adult-use legalization initiatives on their Nov. 8 ballots.
If those measures pass, industry watchers in Colorado fret Nevada – which is home to Las Vegas – and California will permit public marijuana use sooner versus later. That could attract cannabis tourists to those states instead of Colorado and result in lost sales for Denver MJ shops and those across