If you were not aware that 4/20 was a big deal in Denver, it’s possible you’ve been doing too much of that thing that makes 4/20 a big deal in Denver, because it should be obvious!
While there’s nothing wrong with taking a day to triumphantly celebrate our fair city’s enlightened laws, it’s not without potential downsides. Thousands of out-of-towners will be making the pilgrimage, and people who aren’t typically big smokers may also join in the fun. There’s no reason a good time can’t be had by all, if everyone follows these simple guidelines:
Don’t be all fidgety and weird about it
It’s been a while at this point. Start treating pot as a natural and normal thing Denverites may consume on occasion, like craft beer or Rocky Mountain oysters. It’s legal and way less weird than eating balls. Act like you’ve been there before.
Smoke everywhere... where its allowed
The laws surrounding where you can toke are not going to be lifted on 4/20, even when you might be. Yes, Civic Center Park is likely going to resemble a Phish Concert for the entire day, and that’s totally fine. But if you choose to say, take a stroll downtown, please ditch the joint. Let’s keep the air on the 16th St Mall smelling Rocky Mountain fresh. Fine, that ship has sailed, but still, know the rules.