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.
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.
Organizers of Denver’s annual April 20 marijuana festival on Wednesday announced that rapper B.o.B and singer Wyclef Jean will headline the event as they try to draw a big post-legalization crowd and shake the memory of last year’s event, which was marred by a still-unsolved shooting.
Marijuana’s journey in legalization takes another step in Colorado when voters decide Tuesday whether to tax it more for the sake of schools and enforcement.
On Tuesday, voters decide whether to approve a 15 percent pot excise tax to pay for school construction, plus an extra sales tax of 10 percent to fund marijuana enforcement.
Talks are underway to turn Denver’s annual 4/20 marijuana rally into a large pot festival.
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.
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.