Denver’s 4/20 Celebrations A Mostly Mellow Affair

COLORADO: Perhaps nowhere was Sunday’s 4/20 celebration bigger than in Denver, where thousands gathered at events across the city to openly recognize what the editorial director of High Times Magazine called “the national stoner holiday.”

The Denver Post’s John Ingold reports that tens of thousands of people gathered Sunday at Civic Center Park, sending up “a collective smoke cloud at 4:20 p.m. that quickly dissipated in the breeze.” Thousands more attended the sold-out High Times Cannabis Cup, also held in Denver, where Denver Post staff writer Eric Gorski reports that marijuana companies offered samples to people over 21 and those with Colorado medical marijuana cards.

Gorski wrote:

The tremendous amount of marijuana being consumed begged the question: How much is too much? (Cat) Jordan said as a general rule, she slows down when she starts to get very tired.

Parks And Rec Issues Permit For Denver Marijuana Fest

COLORADO:  Denver Parks and Recreation has given the official go-ahead to organizers of this year’s 4/20 marijuana celebration.

Parks spokesman Jeff Green tells The Denver Post the department issued a festival permit to use Civic Center Park on April 19-20. The festival is expected to draw tens of thousands of people.

Organizers have agreed to post rules at the festival outlining that public consumption of marijuana is illegal. Denver police say they will focus on ensuring safety rather than issuing mass-citations for public consumption.

Denver Officials Consider Denial Of 4/20 Permit In Civic Center

COLORADO:  Organizers want to make this year’s Denver 4/20 marijuana rally into a larger-than-ever festival celebrating the first legal pot sales anywhere in the world.

But Denver city officials are weighing whether they will issue organizers a permit to use Civic Center park, leaving the two-day April event in question this year.

A turning point of sorts came last week. An attorney for the event sent an eyebrow-raising letter to city officials putting them on notice that organizers would encourage attendees to toke up in the park.

The letter asks for the city’s permission for adults to consume marijuana, though attorney and activist Robert J. Corry Jr. also asserts that the city’s sign-off isn’t needed.