Boulder police said they will ticket those who smoke at Monday marijuana giveaway

By Mitchell Byars, (Boulder) Daily Camera Updated: September 23, 2013 at 12:08 pm • Published: September 23, 2013

Boulder police said that while the free marijuana giveaway on the Pearl Street Mall today is legal, officers will be on hand and will ticket anyone who decides to light up at the event.

Those opposing a marijuana sales tax ballot question are looking to replicate a successful campaign event in Denver by handing out free joints at 11 a.m. today on Boulder's Pearl Street Mall.

Organizers are billing the giveaway as both a campaign event and flood relief, giving joints to medical marijuana patients and "stressed-out recreational users" who may have lost their stashes in the flooding. Flood relief donations also will be accepted at the event.

City officials said they are aware of the event and that organizers have gotten the needed permits. There will be a limit of one joint per person, and recipients must be over the age of 21.

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