Differing opinions about the propriety of visible pot consumption, punishments for the smell infringing on a neighbor and the intent of new law itself are on a collision course.
There’s also the issue of defining an “open container” of marijuana in a motor vehicle. With booze, it’s a simple matter: If the seal is broken, generally speaking you’re in trouble with the law if you’re pulled over. But when is marijuana kept in a plastic bag an “open container”?
It’s important for Colorado policymakers to get these issues right, and not recriminalize small-time, recreational marijuana use or possession, or push into secrecy something voters supported.
It’s also crucial that police have policy guidance on how to enforce the law.
Read the full story: Colorado must carefully define “public consumption” of marijuana – The Denver Post.