Note that those 80,000 people were accompanied by a suitable number of police officers to manage the crowd. Not one person cited for smoking in public, and the police chief was quoted that the only reason they were there was for the safety of the crowd.
To cut the OP a *little* slack, so far, it seems most Colorado communities have next to no interest in enforcing the ban on ganja use.
Still, I think it will cause far less grief for the OP in the long run to just get over it than moaning about how terrible life will be with people smoking pot. Focus on individuals. If you don't want to be around it, practice asking people nicely, politely and non-judgmentally if they could hold off smoking in your direct vicinity. That will probably get you further.
And in case anybody gets the wrong idea I'm not a smoker- I've smoked weed exactly 1 time in my life. Wasn't really my thing. I voted to legalize in Colorado, because I can't see any justification to outlaw pot and have alcohol, or cigarettes for that matter, legal.
Anyplace where 80K people gather there is bound to be some kind of alteration somewhere. Too many possibilities for a jackhat or two to mess things up for the rest of the crowd. Still, I wouldn't have expected this at a pot party. Some folks must have been drunk too..
(Reuters) - Two people were shot and wounded at a pro-marijuana rally on Saturday, disrupting the first celebration of a symbolic drug culture holiday since Colorado voters legalized the recreational use of pot.
A man and a woman were each shot in the leg, but those wounds were not life-threatening, Denver police said on Twitter. Officers were looking for two suspects in the shootings, which occurred as the rally was winding down.
"I heard five or six gunshots in quick succession," said Cole Wagenknecht, 27, who attended the rally at a downtown park near the State Capitol. "That's why I knew it wasn't fireworks. Then everybody started to scatter and ran toward one end of the park."