Denver prepares for first 4/20 since pot legalization

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DENVER — Colorado’s appreciation of cannabis is already known worldwide but an event next week is hoping to take our state’s level of marijuana acceptance to new heights.

The 4/20 rally, a two-day event that kicks off Saturday April 19, is expected to bring thousands of people to downtown Denver. The festival will feature events that celebrate cannabis, live music, and the efforts of Colorado’s decade long fight for legalization.

Click here for a lineup of events: http://www.420rally.com/

“4/20 is something special, it is unique, there’s nothing like it in the world,” said Rob Corry, a marijuana activist and organizer of the 2014 event. This year’s event is expected to be even larger because marijuana can now be purchased legally at recreational stores.

The 2013 rally ended in chaos after a shooting left three people hurt and countless more running for safety. Denver Police will have extra officers on duty to help with crowd control and remind visitors it is still illegal to smoke marijuana publically.

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