Denver Warns Symphony To Cancel Classical Cannabis Concert

COLORADO:  The Colorado Symphony’s novel effort to hold a bring-your-own-marijuana concert may illegally promote public consumption of pot and will be ordered shut down if the fundraiser goes on, Denver officials told the symphony Thursday.

The pot concert controversy is the latest debate to arise since Colorado became the first state to allow recreational sales of marijuana.

The symphony announced plans last week to hold three fundraising concerts where patrons could smoke marijuana on an enclosed patio at a private art gallery — an event designed to raise funds and attract younger patrons at time of declining support. The marijuana industry came forward with sponsorship money and 65 people bought $75 tickets on the first day of sales.

But in a letter sent Thursday to symphony President Jerome Kern, the city said “Classically Cannabis: The High Note Series” could violate city and state law.