Just legalize it will ya
So much of this had me cracking up. I am currently attending the University of Colorado, best known for Hippies, Kordell Stewart's Hail Mary to beat Michigan, and of course 4-20. I think the picture below is all you need to know.
So anyways I wanted to share the email I just received from the Chancellor concerning the highly anticipated day. Which the University completely disapproves of and he is sure to stress that, so much so that they let you know where you can park.
While they want to discourage it seems more like an advertisement, isn't he legitimizing it by sending an email like this out?
Hope you find it as amusing as I did
TO: CU-Boulder Students
FROM: Office of the Chancellor
SENDER: Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano
DATE: April 15, 2010
SUBJECT: The 420 gathering at CU-Boulder on April 20, 2010
Dear CU student:
As another April 20 approaches, we again are faced with concerns from
students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, regents and community members
about the 420 gathering on the CU-Boulder campus.
As we said last year, we share these concerns. An unsponsored gathering of
thousands in the heart of our campus for the sole purpose of engaging in
what is still unlawful activity is not only contrary to what we stand for as
a university, it is a public safety challenge of the first order.
With this in mind, on April 20, 2010, please do not participate in unlawful
activity that devalues the reputation of your university and degree. At the
same time, encourage your fellow Buffs to act with pride and remember who
they really are - part of a dynamic environment of teaching, research,
learning, and service composed of outstanding faculty and proud students and
Be advised that on April 20 the following safety parameters will be
-Obey the instructions of public safety officials at all times in entering
and leaving campus, and act with concern for those around you, discouraging
dangerous behavior of any kind.
-Parking limitations similar to those during CU home football games will be
enforced. Parking on campus will be greatly limited, available only at
meters or for those holding CU parking permits. Traffic barricades will be
set up at Colorado Avenue and Folsom Street and on 18th Street to limit
traffic in the heart of campus. Please observe all parking regulations
within the City of Boulder.
-While police will be present on the Norlin Quad to support crowd safety,
individuals found using marijuana on their way to or from the 420 gathering,
or in other locations on campus, face a citation from CUPD. Likewise, no
alcohol will be permitted on the Norlin Quad or elsewhere on campus, and
intoxicated persons could be taken into custody or escorted to an alcohol
recovery center, or both Yes, God forbid their be alcohol in a location 10,000 will be using an illegal drug
-CU students who violate the alcohol or drug provisions of the CU Code of
Conduct in the ways described above, or in other ways, are also subject to
penalties from CU-Boulder's Office of Judicial Affairs. Uhhhhh.... like the 10,000 students participating??? Better have a big Judicial Affairs office, I bet they are very afraid of this threat
At the Norlin Quad, no vending of any merchandise or food will be permitted.
No buying and selling of marijuana will be allowed. No barbecue grills,
structures, slacklines, sporting or game apparatus, or large signs may be
Now there is a quick way to for me make about 10K in a weekend. Bags of Doritos and Funyuns for $5 a pop.
We want to re-emphasize that our intention in this communication is safety.
This is an unsanctioned event on our campus, but regardless, we all desire
it be carried out with no injuries to individuals and no damage to property.
We ask for, and expect, your full cooperation in achieving this important
Philip P. DiStefano, Chancellor
Julie Wong, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs
Deb Coffin, Dean of Students