On National Marijuana Day, Denver Police patrolled the streets for illegal marijuana use. According to the Denver Post, 18 tickets were issued at the 4/20 rally this weekend, down from the 60 citations written on April 20th of this year.
The festival took place May 21st in the Civic Center Park, where the tickets were issued. The rally had been rescheduled after event organizers received a winter storm warning for April 20th. Thousands of people gathered for the rescheduled rally to celebrate 4/20 a month late.
Last year, the event encompassed two days and police officers wrote over 150 tickets. Several other citations were issued to impaired drivers.
Medical and recreational marijuana is permitted in Colorado, but public consumption is still illegal. For more on the story, check out the full article.
Collegian Green Report Blogger Veronica Baas can be reached online at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @vcbaas.