In Honor Of Democrats, Denver Police Told To Ignore Marijuana Use During DNC Convention

Police in Denver have been urged to ignore the use of Marijuana and to refrain from arresting anyone for possesion while the Democratic Convention is in town.

From the Washington Times:

DENVER – A city drug panel has voted to urge police to refrain from arresting adults for marijuana possession during next week’s Democratic National Convention, but the cops aren’t necessarily on board.

Lt. Ernie Martinez, the police department’s representative on the panel, said police, bracing for potentially tens of thousands of protesters during the Aug. 25-28 convention, would have more pressing duties than rounding up pot smokers.

At the same time, he said, authorities wouldn’t ignore blatant flouting of the law. “If something occurs in front of us, we’re going to act,” he said.

The Denver Marijuana Policy Review Panel, appointed by Mayor John Hickenlooper, voted 5-3 at its Wednesday night meeting to issue a recommendation discouraging police from “arresting, detaining or issuing a citation” to any adult caught with up to one ounce of marijuana during the four-day convention.

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