This weekend’s 4/20 rally in Denver may have national pot opponents up in arms, but those groups are facing a difficult task if they think marijuana legalization can be overturned in Colorado.
At 4:20 p.m. on April 20 a haze of smoke could be seen over Denver’s Civic Center Park as people lit up for this year’s 4/20 rally.
Last year a shooting sent thousands of people running from Civic Center Park during the 4/20 rally. Now there are new security measures in place.
This year’s event in Denver’s Civic Center Park is the first since recreational marijuana became legal in Colorado. What used to be a rally in Denver has turned into a pot festival with plenty of police looking on.
Once the province of activists and stoners, the traditional pot holiday of April 20 has gone mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.
Keeping Civic Center Park safe this weekend is a high priority for law enforcement after the celebration was cut short when shots rang out last year.
This year April 20 falls on Easter and events in the Denver metro area and mountain communities range from sunrise services to a redesigned marijuana rally.
Denver is promising some big changes at this year’s 4/20 rally. Last year the marijuana celebration attracted thousands at a massive smoke out in Civic Center Park.
Denver’s 4/20 rally may run into some problems this year, but the city hasn’t made any official decision to shut it down.
Talks are underway to turn Denver’s annual 4/20 marijuana rally into a large pot festival.