Denver 4/20 organizers get permit for two-day festival at Civic Center Park

DENVER - Denver Parks and Recreation has approved a permit for a 4/20 rally in Denver.

Parks spokesman Jeff Green said the department issued a festival permit to use Civic Center for the massive April 19-20 event, which is expected to draw tens of thousands.

Organizer Miguel Lopez and attorney Robert Corry had asked the city in February to publicly endorse the widespread pot smoking that long has occurred during the event anyway without police permission.

But officials including Mayor Michael Hancock and City Attorney Scott Martinez balked, noting that Amendment 64 did not permit the public use of cannabis, and city ordinance explicitly bars it.

The resolution of the dispute included organizers’ agreement to post those rules at the festival. 

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