25 citations issued in first day at Denver 4/20 festival

DENVER - Denver police reported 25 citations and arrests at Denver's 4/20 Rally at Civic Center Park in downtown Denver, as of of 5:40 p.m., Saturday.

Seventeen of the citations were for public consumption, five were for DETOX and 2 were medical calls.

Police said at least four of the citations went to out of state residents.

The rally featured a music lineup, vendors and speakers to celebrate the legal status for the use of marijuana in Colorado.

Police said one person was transported to the hospital from the rally, but didn't say why.

The entire festival area was fenced in with controlled entry points. Those attending were patted down and no bags were permitted inside the festival area.



Among the rules posted at entry points was one that stated it is illegal to consume marijuana at the event. Although recreational marijuana is legal in Colorado, it is illegal to smoke it in public. 

Civic Center Park is a public park located between the state capitol and the Denver City & County Building.

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