Denver considers bringing the smell of criminality to some pot use
By Michael Muskal Los Angeles Times DENVER -- The Mile High City is having a tough time living up to its name. Denver is considering a city ordinance that would impose penalties of up to a year in jail and a fine of $999 for "openly" using small amounts of marijuana in public places. The ordinance notes that openly is defined as being perceptible through sight or smell so that a whiff of secondhand smoke could put someone is jeopardy.