Denver Bans Outdoor Marijuana Advertisements

The Denver City Council is making it more difficult for medical marijuana dispensaries to advertise their product.

On Monday, the City Council voted to ban all outdoor advertisements for medical marijuana. In addition to a ban on billboards or general advertisement devices, the City Council voted to ban medical marijuana or medical marijuana infused products anywhere in the city where the ad is visible to the public from the street, sidewalk, park or any other public place.

That includes handheld signs or fliers left on cars. The Denver Council approved the ordinance 12-0.

Councilwoman Debbie Ortega told ABC News her decision came after she was “confounded by sign spinners advertising ‘free joints’ for an adjacent medical marijuana business.”

“This type of advertising is both disturbing and unsightly. I became very concerned for the children in my neighborhood and throughout the Denver community,” Ortega said.

– Read the entire article at ABC News.