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Got a light? In Denver, the City Council moved one step closer to allowing people to smoke marijuana on their front porches.

By a vote of 7-6, the City Council voted against a pot-use ordinance, which included a ban on smoking pot on private residential property if in plain view of the sidewalk or street. The council faces a final vote at next week's meeting on the subject, KUSA reported.

Before the council took its final vote on the ordinance, which was initially supposed to pass, councilwoman Susan Shepherd offered an amendment that nixed the ban.

The councilwoman said she didn't want a city law that would curb smoking on front porches to be a problem for police to enforce. Although Shepherd thinks people should not spark up on their porches, she doesn't think the practice should be banned by city law.

Another member of the council agreed. "I can't in good conscience support an unenforceable law that will be applied to the citizens of Denver based on my personal standards. It's setting a false expectation up," said councilman Albus Brooks. "Because we're not going to address this issue. We don't have the resources to do it."

The debate was part of a bill that will ban pot use in public areas like sidewalks and ban use, display and transfer of pot in public parks.

Brooks cautioned that people should respect their neighbors. "If someone is smoking out and there's a couple of folks and it is impeding on your neighbor's yard, I hope you can respect and have a decent conversation," Brooks told KUSA.

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