DENVER – Colorado’s unofficial -- but highly anticipated -- marijuana holiday is Thursday and the state is gearing up for a week of festivities centered around what some are calling the sacred plant .
The Colorado State Patrol is partnering with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Uber and Native Roots this week to raise awareness of the dangers of driving while high.
Uber is giving riders pocket size cards with a $4.20 discount on rides through or from downtown Denver on Thursday.
Native Roots will also be providing “educational awareness information” about the partnership with the other agencies at their dispensary locations throughout Colorado during the 4/20 “holiday.”
And Lyft will offer free and discounted rides to and from official 4/20 events on Thursday, in partnership with the Colorado Department of Transportation, the Cannabist reports.
“It is estimated that over 80,000 people will descend on downtown Denver alone,” said Sergeant Rob Madden with the Colorado State Patrol.
And marijuana businesses are also taking notice of those numbers. According to Westword , several dispensaries in Denver are offering some sweet deals for marijuana enthusiasts:
1. Altitude the Dispensary is offering four grams for $20 on concentrates and four joints for $20.
2. Champion Cannabis , which is celebrating its grand opening, is offering $99 on top-shelf ounces of select strains, $13 on shatter, and $79.99 an ounce on select strains.
3. Colorado Harvest Company is giving an eighth for $19 and an ounce for $109.
4. Denver Dispensary is offering ten medical joints for $15, an ounce for $85 and an eighth of recreational marijuana for $20.
5. Good Chemistry is selling an eighth for $30 and an ounce for $130.
6. Kaya Cannabis is offering eighths for $20 and an ounce for $80.
7. Rocky Mountain Organic Medicine is selling $28 for a fourth on any strain.
Since 2015, there has been an increase in marijuana related citations and have issued over 1,500 marijuana related citations that year alone, officials said.
If you are celebrating, make sure to have a plan to get back home safely.
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