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.

Marijuana Has Come A Long Way Since Last 4/20

COLORADO:  The first month of legal sales generated $14 million. Those millions were brought in by only 59 marijuana businesses that were able to get through the application process, and represent just a fraction of the approximately 550 outlets in the state eligible for retail licenses.

Now, as the fourth month of sales winds to a close, Denver has still not descended into the crime-filled hellscape that some members of law enforcement predicted. In fact, overall crime in Mile High City appears to be down since legal pot sales began.

And as time passes, more Coloradan voters are happy with legalization. A recent survey from Public Policy Polling showed that 57 percent of Colorado voters now approve of marijuana legalization, while 35 percent disapprove. Amendment 64, the measure that legalized recreational marijuana in the state, passed by only a 10-point margin.

 

Colorado Officials Encourage Responsible Marijuana Use During 4/20 Celebrations

COLORADO: On Sunday, April 20, marijuana enthusiasts will be able to legally enjoy and celebrate the unofficial holiday dedicated to cannabis.

Now that Coloradans and tourists can legally participate in the recreational consumption of marijuana and celebrate at the many events that will take place statewide, patrons are being encouraged to be informed and abide by state laws and partake in any activities responsibly.

“State agencies, local governments, the marijuana industry and others have worked hard since the passage of Amendment 64 to ensure that Colorado remains a safe, healthy place to live,” said Andrew Freedman, Director of Marijuana Coordination for the State of Colorado. “It’s also important that all Coloradans and visitors to our state know what’s legal and what’s not. We encourage everyone to be safe this weekend and act responsibly.”

The Colorado departments of Transportation (CDOT), Public Health and the Environment (CDPHE), Revenue (DOR), Human Services (DHS), Public Safety (DPS) and the Governor’s office are reminding people that while marijuana may be legal, there are certain restrictions that must be followed for safety reasons.