"That's a big part of the story from my perspective. If you want to make a contribution and work toward the legalization of marijuana, you should be volunteering for the campaign. Making a protest and committing civil disobedience is one way to draw attention to the issue, but with the election less than fifty days away, they did some phone banking and mailing and work for the campaign, which could finally end this debate if we legalize marijuana in November."
McAllister stresses that the students "got a full dismissal out of this. It wasn't a deferred judgement or a probation deal. They'll have no criminal record."
The bottom line from McAllister's perspective? "This shows you can stand up for First Amendment rights and legalization and ultimately be vindicated."
Here's a video featuring the arrests of Kuettel and Demopoulos, followed by the students' mug shots and 4/20 at CU-Boulder photos by Britt Chester.Continue to see 4/20 at CU-Boulder by photographer Britt Chester.