- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 20, 2015

DENVER (AP) - Colorado’s infamous 4/20 marijuana festival will not actually happen on the famed stoner date of April 20 this year.

The Denver Post reports (https://dpo.st/1yBpvsk ) that’s because the 20th is a Monday this year. The organizers of the festival have permits to use a central Denver park only on Saturday and Sunday. Their structures must be down by midday on Monday the 20th.

Still, organizers expect the typical impromptu revelry at 4:20 p.m. That’s when pot smokers have traditionally lit up to celebrate their drug of choice.

Even though recreational marijuana is now legal in Colorado it cannot be smoked in public. That didn’t stop festival-goers last year who lit up en masse at the canonical minute. Police say it’s unlikely there would be mass arrests or citations this year, either.

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Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com

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