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Jul 31, 2011 2:05 PM by AP Posted by James H Egbert

CU trying to snuff campus pot fest tradition

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The University of Colorado says nearly one in four students who answered a school survey took part in a marijuana outdoor smoking festival last spring as the school works to snuff the campus "4/20 smoke-out" some students believe is a university-sanctioned event.

The school released results of its first-ever student survey on the 4/20 event to the Daily Camera newspaper. The pot fest has drawn up to 10,000 people in recent years.

Survey results requested by the Camera showed that about 24 percent of some 3,700 students surveyed smoked pot or ate food containing marijuana at the gathering. About 11 percent joined the crowd but didn't consume pot. Just less than half of students, or 48.4 percent, said they had nothing to do with the smoke-out. The remaining students watched it from a distance.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

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