US Marijuana Party

Sunday, March 20, 2005

CU, Boulder huddle to snuff pot rally

Associated Press

Boulder - University of Colorado administrators and local public health officials are trying to figure out ways to make an annual campus pro- marijuana rally blow away like a puff of smoke.

Every April 20, pot enthusiasts gather in the middle of CU's Farrand Field to smoke copious amounts of marijuana. Typically, police don't intervene.

But given the scandals currently rocking the school, Ron Stump, vice chancellor for student affairs, said he thinks tolerating crowds of hundreds of people cheerfully getting stoned definitely sends the wrong message.

"I think there's some students who feel that it doesn't represent them and it's not appropriate on our campus," Stump said. "I think they'd like to see us do something."

Stump, who discussed the issue with city and county officials during a meeting last week, said he doesn't yet know what concrete steps the administration will take to discourage students from going ganja next month.


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