Everyone who bought tickets to the 420 Rally is in the process of being refunded now. & We're still rescheduling! pic.twitter.com/OrMT6NIhzl
— MassRoots (@MassRoots) April 20, 2016
Unfortunately, a spring snowstorm was to blame for the abrupt cancellation of the Denver 420 Rally, originally scheduled for the Saturday before April 20 at Civic Center Park. More than 100,000 pot enthusiasts were expected to attend the rally, which included free concerts provided by Lil Wayne and Wiz Khalifa. Many rally-goers were upset with having to wait in line during the morning hours, only to further find out that the event had been cancelled all together. Initial reports had stated that rain or snow, the rally was supposed to be a go, however, apparently the weather became too much for organizers to handle.
Although the entire event was free to the public, several of the organizers did additionally offer special access passes that were available for purchase. At first, it was unsure whether or not organizers would refund those who bought the special access tickets, but according to a tweet published on Mass Roots’ twitter page (see above), a process is currently underway for getting these guests their money back.
The city of Denver is now working with event organizers in hopes of rescheduling the annual smoke-out to another date in the summertime, and also the possibility of taking place at a different venue if Civic Center Park is already booked up. In talks as other possible venue options are Sports Authority Field, Coors Field, Fiddler’s Green, or Red Rocks (yes, please!).
Many consider rallies such as this one to be huge steps towards ending marijuana prohibition. With all of Colorado’s progress towards legalization, it’s unfortunate that advocates in the state missed out on such an important event. The cancellation comes right on the heels of Colorado also having to forgo this year’s annual Cannabis Cup due to not having the proper permit.