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4/20 at Civic Center's Rob Corry doesn't expect crackdown, but will be ready for one

Last month, we shared a letter sent by Rob Corry, attorney for the 4/20 rally at Civic Center Park, to Mayor Michael Hancock and Denver City Council. The gist: While public pot smoking is nixed by Amendment 64, the measure allows it at home -- and since Civic Center Park is the rally's home, attendees planned to burn some trees, as it were. This unusual assertion was as much a show of bravado as a legal argument, and it provoked threats to block the festival entirely. So Corry has rescinded the letter (see his latest missive below) -- but he isn't backing off lighting up.
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