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BOULDER, CO — The University of Colorado spent $107,794 to block the annual April 20 smoke out from the school’s campus, according to a statement issued by the school Thursday. That amount is nearly $17,000 less than the school spent to block the gathering in 2012.
According to administration officials, the school spent the money to prevent “disruptions of research, teaching and basic university business resulting from the previous unsanctioned gatherings related to 4/20,” although advocates point that any “disruption” would have been minimal this year, with April 20 falling on a Saturday.
The unofficial annual campus event, featuring speakers and lots of pot-smoking, had drawn thousands of attendees in recent years, including around 10,000 in 2011.
Over the years, university administrators have tried various means to suppress the event, but successfully barred non-students from entering the campus to join in the festivities last year, and prohibited the gathering altogether in 2013.
“We remain determined to permanently end the 4/20 gathering on the CU-Boulder campus,” CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano said Thursday.
Costs for this year’s 4/20 campus closure were as follows: