Denver has More Pot Shops than Starbucks?

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Denver officials are starting work on limiting medical marijuana dispensaries.

The city council planned a first reading of the ordinance Monday night. Denver has seen an explosion of pot shops in recent months - with the number now more than 300 and growing every day.

The Denver Post reports that Denver now has more marijuana dispensaries than Starbucks coffee shops - and twice as many dispensaries as public schools.

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The ordinance up for its first reading Monday would bar dispensaries near schools and forbid the consumption of marijuana on-site. A public hearing on the ordinance is scheduled Jan. 11.
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