Gunfire erupted at a Denver park Saturday, injuring two people and sending tens of thousands gathered for an annual pot celebration fleeing the area, police said.
State lawmakers are discussing two bills on how recreational marijuana might be bought and sold in Colorado.
A crowd of marijuana smokers expected to swell to 80,000 gathered Saturday in Denver to mark the counterculture holiday known as 4/20 on the first celebration since Colorado and Washington made pot legal for recreation use.
As tens of thousands of people gather to celebrate and smoke marijuana in Denver, police will be out in full force.
The annual 4/20 marijuana rally is this weekend in Denver and one city councilman is worried not only about that “grass,” but also the grass in Civic Center Park.
Thousands of people are expected to join an unofficial counterculture holiday celebrating marijuana in Colorado and Washington this coming weekend, including out-of staters and even packaged tours.
The University of Colorado says they’re still opposed to a large-scale 4/20 marijuana celebration on the Boulder campus despite the recreational use of pot being legal in the state.
The University of Colorado Boulder’s administration and student government spent more than $278,000 for a crackdown on the 4/20 marijuana celebration on the Boulder campus last month.
Hundreds of students began gathering for the 4/20 rally on the University of Colorado just before 4 p.m. Friday.
The pungent smell of pot that blankets a popular quadrangle at the University of Colorado-Boulder every April 20 is being replaced by the stench of fish-based fertilizer Friday as administrators try to stamp out one of the nation’s largest annual campus celebrations of marijuana.