Imagine the Bite of Oregon this summer and all it’s food booths, live music, and product demonstrations. Well in Colorado this Friday and Saturday, replace the word “food” with “cannabis” and you’ll have Denver’s 420 Rally.
The yearly marijuana celebration has been an underground event since the 1970s but that’s changed with the passage of Colorado’s Amendment 64 which legalizes the recreational use of marijuana. Although legal now the 420 Rally or as it’s organizers like to refer to it as “a cannabis culture music festival” walks a fine line of legality. The law may allow people 21 and over to use pot, but public use is still against the law.
Still, thousands are expected to attend the 2 day event .And should you take a plane there and forget you’re “holding” two airports say they’ll accommodate you. Colorado Springs and Aspen/Pitkin County airports have put up “amnesty boxes” in terminals so fliers can get rid of marijuana they may have accidentally carried in.