After a social media post promoting Denver’s signature Mile High 420 Fest sparked backlash among locals, the city of Denver took to its official accounts Tuesday to remind tokers that smoking weed in public is against the law.
This post, published April 18, sparked backlash among parents and youth advocates, who said it aimed to welcome kids at the all-ages Mile High 420 Fest.
The original post published by the city and county of Denver on Monday encouraged Denverites to “fight the stigma surrounding marijuana and celebrate the booming cannabis industry here in Colorado!” That didn’t sit well with parents and youth advocates, who noted the Mile High 420 Fest is open to all ages and suggested the post was also inviting kids to join the party, which has historically turned a blind eye open consumption. (I mean, just look at our pictures of previous events.)
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