Marijuana: City expects 4/20 rally organizers to discourage pot smoking at festival

The literal high point of the annual Denver 4/20 rally at Civic Center Park comes at 4:20 p.m., when attendees light up simultaneously. But could this ritual be absent from the 2014 edition of festival? A few weeks back, rally attorney Rob Corry answered this question with a letter to Denver city officials that defiantly asserted attendees' right to smoke pot at the park. Then he retracted the document. And now, in an exchange with Denver City Attorney D. Scott Martinez, he back-pedals further -- although perhaps not as far as Martinez seems to think he has.
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