Thousands attend Denver, Boulder marijuana events
April 21, 2009
BOULDER ” Authorities say no tickets were issued for marijuana possession at Monday’s 4/20 rally at the University of Colorado.
CU Police Cmdr. Tim McGraw says roughly 8,000 to 10,000 people came together in the school’s Norlin Quad for the annual counterculture holiday, which has become known as International Cannabis Day.
Participants let out a loud cheer, and a large cloud of smoke, at 4:20 p.m.
Another 3,000 or more people gathered for a similar event at Civic Center Park in Denver.
Attendees chanted “freedom,” shared joints, tossed Frisbees and took in live music and speeches from activist groups seeking reformed marijuana laws.
About 80 officers were stationed around the park, though their main concern was public safety. Police spokesman Sonny Jackson says no drug arrests were made.