Tens of thousands expected at Denver 4/20 rally

DENVER - Tens of thousands are expected to pack downtown Denver Saturday and Sunday for a 4/20 rally at Civic Center Park.

Organizers say they expect 50,000 to 80,000 people for both Saturday and Sunday.

After a shooting broke out at last year's rally, organizers say they will be upping security and have a large presence of Denver Police.

While legal, smoking marijuana in public places is illegal. Anyone caught could face a fine of more than $100.

Security checkpoints will also be in place.

Organizers say there will be an array of music performances, speeches from representatives within the industry and a local artist's pavilion.

Denver Police say there were 25 citations and arrests -- 17 for consumption -- through Saturday.

Two people were transported to the hospital with unknown injuries.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)


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