After 3 years of closures, CU-Boulder to keep campus open on 4/20

The University of Colorado will keep the Boulder campus open to the public on 4/20 this year for the first time since officials in 2012 ramped up efforts to snuff the once-massive marijuana smokeout.

In a letter posted to CU's website, Chancellor Phil DiStefano said he felt that a lack of activity on 4/20 in the past three years prompted the decision to keep the campus open this April 20, which falls on a Monday.

"I told you last year that I hoped campus closures would not be necessary in the near-future and that we could go about our daily business on April 20 as we would any other day," DiStefano wrote. "That time has come."

While the campus will be open, CU's Norlin Quad — which has been the epicenter of the smokeout that in past years drew 10,000 people — still will be closed on the afternoon of April...

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