COLORADO: A recent flier for a “4/20-friendly” comedy and burlesque show at Herman’s Hideaway featured marijuana-leaf logos, sponsorship from the Daily Doobie newspaper and a note that the “smokeout starts at 7:10 p.m., show at 8:30.”
The promise of consequence-free pot consumption is more than a marketing tactic, show co-organizer Cameron V. Humanity said. It’s a take-charge solution to the unresolved problem of public pot use in Denver.
“What the city wants is for it to not be used openly and publicly, and that’s why we do it inside,” said Humanity, a Denver comedian and co-owner of Sketchy Entertainment, the show’s promoter.
Whether it’s indoors or outside, marijuana use is prohibited in any space open to the public in Colorado, despite being approved for recreational sale and private use with the passage of Amendment 64 in November 2012.