Colorado's marijuana law: CU says 4/20 pot gathering still illegal

BOULDER, Colo. - The University of Colorado has no plans to change its ban on a marijuana gathering next April.

University spokesman Bronson Hilliard told the Boulder Daily Camera that officials still plan to make sure thousands of pot smokers don't gather on April 20, despite the passage of a statewide measure legalizing marijuana.

Amendment 64 will allow adults over 21 to possess up to an ounce of marijuana. It also would allow people to grow as many as six marijuana plants in private, secure areas.

Amendment 64 organizers said the new law will make authorities regulate marijuana like alcohol. It removes criminal penalties for possession and establishes a system of regulated and taxed marijuana products, and allows for the legal cultivation of industrial hemp.

However, the new law bans smoking marijuana in public.

Earlier this year, the university closed the campus to visitors and blocked access to a student gathering place.

Every year, marijuana activists across the nation hold pot-smoking protests on April 20 to demand legalization. The gathering at the University of Colorado in Boulder has become one of the biggest campus protests.

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