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Denver drops marijuana from county fair

Published:Thursday | June 25, 2015 | 12:00 AM


The Denver County Fair is dropping marijuana exhibits from next month's event, a year after some people said they were unwittingly served pot-infused chocolate in the fair's Pot Pavilion.

The organiser of the county fair insists that the fair is dropping marijuana, not because of that incident, but because marijuana-related vendor sales were slow. Dana Cain says that Denver has so many marijuana-related festivals that the drug has "become kind of old hat".

The fair last year displayed no actual marijuana, with growers entering pictures of plants for competition. Vendors were forbidden from giving away or selling pot, but more than a dozen attendees filed a suit saying they were given weed-infused chocolates.

They sued a dispensary which handed out the chocolates. The lawsuit has since been settled out of court.