Tonight, Monday August 13, the Denver City Council is set to vote on CB 586, a state bill aimed at making it illegal for medical marijuana dispensaries to advertise outdoors.
Anyone who lives in or has even just visited Denver can tell you that there is indeed a good deal of advertising for the MMJ industry around town. Whether at bus stops or billboards, MMJ centers do everything they can to bring new customers into their store. And why shouldn’t they be allowed to that? Medical marijuana centers in Colorado are legal and totally legitimate businesses that should be treated like any other company.
While (in my opinion, at least) a ban on advertising will do very little to actually slow down business in Denver, there is obviously a greater point to be made by protesting this ridiculous bill. If MMJ centers are legal businesses, why can’t they advertise? If Budweiser, Marlboro and liquor stores are allowed to freely advertise, what is the harm in allowing dispensaries to do the same?
The Denver City Council meeting is happening tonight at 5:30pm the City & County Building at 14th & Bannock in Denver. Those that can attend are encouraged to show support, whether by actually speaking or just merely being a presence.
Those that cannot be there in person can sign the petition and get much more information about this issue AT THIS WEBSITE.