City Council is holding a one-hour public hearing on proposed legislation, CB12-0365 (an ordinance prohibiting the advertising of medical marijuana in proximity to schools, child care centers, and parks) to be held Monday June 18, 2012 at the meeting of Denver City Council.
City Council meets at 5:30 p.m. on the fourth floor of the City & County Building at 1437 Bannock Street and if you wish to speak in favor of or against the bill you will need to sign a speaker card that will be available that night from the Council Secretary.
In an effort to protect children from publicly visible medical marijuana advertising and thus help prevent and reduce use and possession of marijuana minors, the proposed ordinance would:
* Prohibit advertising of medical marijuana products in proximity to where minors congregate. * makes it unlawful to advertise medical marijuana within 1000 feet of any school, child care center, park or recreation center * Prohibits the following forms of advertisement in these locations: one, susiness signs on the exterior of dispensaries other than the sign which identifies the building; two, hand held signs (‘sign flippers’) standing in the public right adjacent to or near dispensaries or centers; and three, hand bills and leafts.
Additionally, the following locations would be excluded from advertising restrictions:
* Advertisement associated with the sponsorship of a charitable event * Advertising in newspapers, magazines and other periodicals (i.e. Westword) * Parkways (beautification strips) under the jurisdiction of parks and recreation
If you would like a history of the proposal, a copy of the bill, or more information on the public hearing, please contact Councilwoman Debbie Ortega’s office at (720) 337-7713 or email .
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