This year, the cannabis industry has taken control of the annual 4/20 event in Denver’s Civic Center Park for the first time — organized by Euflora, a growing chain of dispensaries that started on the 16th Street Mall. For the free event that’s now called the Mile High 420 Festival, Euflora officials promised a more professionally run event. Performers included Lil Wayne, Lil Jon and the Original Wailers. Other 4/20 events took place around the city as well, including the 4/20 on the Block Party, part of World Cannabis Week, which goes through the weekend at Fox Street Compound.
DENVER, CO – APRIL 20: Denver Police officer Tony Gutierrez (center) cites Zach (no last name provided) and Nathen (no last name provided) for smoking marijuana in public during 4/20 festivities at Denver’s Civic Center Park on Friday, April 20, 2018. When asked how many tickets would be issued on the day, an officer noted, “However many books you got, we’ll fill them.” (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post)