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Reader: Since Weed Is Legal in Colorado, 4/20 Is Irrelevant

There was a lot of interest in our post about the rescheduling of the Denver 4/20 Rally, featuring Wiz Khalifa and Lil Wayne.

The event was originally scheduled to take place on April 16, but its plug was pulled at the last minute because of a snowstorm that is said to have prevented at least one headliner from making it to Denver for the big show.

Now, the gathering is slated for May 21 — and organizers say both Wiz and Wayne are committed to taking part.

Still, some readers feel the 4/20 rally is outdated in the age of legal cannabis sales — including this one.


Jay Polo writes:
Since weed is legal now 4/20 is irrelevant... If Colorado wants to have a pot festival it should be pushed back to mid June when the weather is nice and on a weekend.
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