Washington D.C., May 4, 2017 / 02:09 am
After marijuana-themed rallies celebrating 4/20 left a downtown park trashed and threatened the safety of some civilians, Denver's Archbishop Samuel Aquila has signed a petition to put an end to the rallies.
"Some of the attendees at the recent 4/20 rally downtown demonstrated that they respect neither Civic Center Park, which is the community's property, nor their fellow citizens of Denver," said Archbishop Aquila after signing the petition.
"Coloradans should take pride in protecting our land, environment and people. Mayor Hancock has worked hard to promote these values, and I hope he will take them into consideration as he weighs the future of the 4/20 rally."
April 20th (4/20) has become the unofficial holiday for cannabis enthusiasts, thought to be taken from an old police code that meant "marijuana smoking in progress."