Billed as the “largest 420 festival in the world” with 50,000 attendees expected, this year’s 420 event in Denver’s Civic Center Park is open to all ages with a goal of “celebrating the booming cannabis industry here in the Mile High City.” It will be a non-stop advertisement for marijuana products and a smoke fest. Marijuana is only legal for persons 21 years and older. Yet, the event sponsors are not age restricting this event. ANYONE of ANY AGE can attend since age limits are only “recommended”. The sponsors exhibit a double standard and appear willing to enforce the age limit for alcohol consumption, but not marijuana.
Other top 420 events in the U.S. thoughtfully utilize best practices and clearly restrict attendance to only those 21 or older: San Francisco’s 420 Hippie Hill, Washington D.C.’s National Cannabis Festival and Sacramento’s Cannabis Cup. The Great American Beer Festival, another celebrated Denver festival for an age-restricted, addictive substance, also limits attendance to 21+.
No amount of marijuana use is safe for the developing brain of an adolescent according to the U.S. Surgeon General.
Teens are more likely to advance to substance use disorder from early marijuana use (age 12-17) than from alcohol or tobacco use and they are more likely than adults to advance to cannabis use disorder within 12-36 months of first use.
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