- Associated Press - Saturday, March 12, 2016

MONROE, Wash. (AP) - The Evergreen Speedway has cancelled a 5K run designed to de-stigmatize legal put because of concerns that people would smoke at the event

The Daily Herald reports (https://is.gd/sXdkD9 ) the run planned for Saturday was for people who use pot and those who don’t, along with people who work in the marijuana industry.

The Farewell to Prohibition 5K at the Evergreen Speedway in Monroe was also going to have live music and information booths about the pot industry after the race.

Organizers say they spent thousands of dollars on the arrangements. But on Wednesday the man who runs the Evergreen Speedway shut down the event, saying he feared it could get out of hand. Doug Hobbs says he was worried the race and event afterward could turn into a drug fest.

State officials warned him the venue could be ticketed for marijuana use at or around the speedway, which is part of the county-owned Evergreen State Fairgrounds.


Information from: The Daily Herald, https://www.heraldnet.com

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