April blizzard drops 4 inches of snow on Denver, cancels annual 420 Rally

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An annual outdoor marijuana-smoking rally in Denver was canceled due to the presence of a soft white substance that was pretty to look at, but reportedly bitter cold to the touch. And there was a lot of it.

Denver's annual 420 Rally, billed on its website as the largest 420 celebration in the world (despite taking place on April 16), was jut one of many casualties of an April blizzard that dropped about four inches of snow on the city. That may not seem like a lot but it was enough to shut down the city's airport and cancel the plans of thousands of Denverites to sit outside and smoke weed all day.


The Cannabist, a marijuana-focused publication of The Denver Post, said that the festival would be rescheduled for a later date and that refunds would not be issued to ticket-holders. According to the rally's website, park access for the event is free, but tickets running between $50 and $150 give special views and access to scheduled performers such as Wiz Khalifa and Lil Wayne.

Stoners are angry, but y'know, not too angry.

“It’s very depressing,” Logan Hagen, who drove 12 hours from Iowa for the event, told The Cannabist. “I’m a little bummed.”

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