Weather, Enforcement Lowers Turnout at Smoke Out
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Weather, Enforcement Lowers Turnout at Smoke Out
Posted by CN Staff on April 20, 2010 at 19:41:17 PT
By Whitney Bryen
Source: Colorado Daily
Colorado -- University of Colorado officials estimate the turnout at today's unsanctioned 4/20 marijuana smoke-out on the Boulder campus fell short of the 10,000 people who attended each of the last two years, thanks to a combination of scattered rain and stepped-up police enforcement. According to police officers stationed at Norlin Library, about 5,000 smokers had assembled on Norlin Quad by 4 p.m. -- although that number greatly increased just before 4:20 p.m., when the participants lit up simultaneously. 
A partially rainy afternoon and strict parking security were likely at least part of the reason for the low turnout, CU spokesman Bronson Hilliard said, but students said many stayed away until the big moment because of police crackdowns. Students across Norlin Quad said they were frustrated with the heightened efforts of police to hinder marijuana use today during the hours leading up to 4:20 p.m. Sophomores Erik Briner and Renny Ratliff both have medical marijuana licenses but said they were threatened with tickets by police as they entered the quad this morning around 11:30 a.m. "It seems like the cops are going to be really watching if people have licenses this year," Briner said. "I don't know if they'll ticket really or not, but they seemed serious about it." While CU police had given only 12 tickets by 4 p.m., 11 of which were for possession of marijuana, that preliminary number is more than five times that of last year, when police issued only two tickets for possession, spokeswoman Molly Bosley said. And having a medical marijuana license was not a "get out of jail free card" for some students. Bosley said as of 3:45 p.m., there was at least one ticket issued to a license holder for smoking in public, an offense not covered by the possession of a license. Students said they felt it was unfair for police to single students out since everyone was smoking, and, in the past, CU police was more lenient about ticketing. Students said they migrated to the west end of Norlin Quad and filled in the space moving east toward the library in an attempt to avoid authorities. Last year, the crowds began in front of the library and worked their way west, Hilliard said. Source: Colorado Daily (UC Edu, CO)Author: Whitney BryenPublished: April 20, 2010Copyright: 2010 Colorado DailyContact: editor coloradodaily.comWebsite: -- Cannabis Archives 
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