08. May 2014 · Comments Off on Maybe No High After All …? · Categories: Read Online

Denver city officials on Thursday are delivering a major buzz kill to the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.

The CSO drew international attention last week when it announced plans for a trio of bring-your-own-marijuana performances starting May 23 at the Space Gallery in the Santa Fe arts district. The series is called “Classically Cannabis: The High Note Series.”

In a letter hand-delivered Thursday, the city instructs: Call off the events, or risk violating state and city laws barring public pot smoking and consumption of edible marijuana.

The letter, prepared by city attorneys along with licensing and police officials, urges the CSO to cancel the concerts. But it doesn’t stop there.

Should the orchestra ignore the city’s instructions, the letter says: “We will exercise any and all options available to the City of Denver to halt the event.”

Addressed to CSO President Jerry Kern, it’s signed by Stacie Loucks, director of Denver’s Excise & Licenses Department. The letter was set to be delivered to CSO by 2 p.m.

Gee, those officials are just no fun at all.

Or something.


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