Boulder City Council supports CU’s 4/20 ban

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Past 420 celebration on CU-Boulder Campus.

BOULDER, Colo. — Boulder City Council voted seven to two Tuesday night in favor of supporting the University of Colorado’s decision to ban the annual 4/20 event from campus this year.

In 2011, more than 10,000 people descended on the Boulder campus to partake in the event.

CU says it cost more than $50,000 for cleanup and security.

A CU spokesperson told the Boulder City Council it is not a statement for or against marijuana, but the event has grown too large and causes too much disruption for students and staff.

Students FOX31 Denver spoke to say they support the ban.

City Council members expressed concern the university’s decision may cause more problems than it solves and several Boulder residents urged council to oppose CU’s plans.