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80,000 gather in Denver for 4/20

4/20 is the historically celebrated day to engage in marijuana smoking, and now people can celebrate legally in Washington state and Colorado.
By Aileen Graef Follow @AileenGraef Contact the Author   |   April 21, 2014 at 11:17 AM

DENVER, April 21 (UPI) -- Denver hosted 80,000 pot smokers in the city square to celebrate 4/20 with performances from Snoop Dogg and Wyclef Jean.

One hundred people were arrested or fined for public consumption of cannabis and 22 went to jail. Recreational marijuana use is legal in Colorado but it is still prohibited to smoke in public places, usually punishable by a fine.

Since Colorado legalized recreational marijuana, tourism has boomed and state revenue has increased thanks to taxes on the successful marijuana industry.

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