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Denver drops marijuana exhibits from county fair

Denver fair drops pot exhibits a year after people claim they were sickened by eating

Denver drops marijuana exhibits from county fair

DENVER Colorado (AP) -- The Denver County Fair is dropping marijuana exhibits from the event -- a year after some people said they were served pot-infused chocolate in the "Pot Pavilion."

The organizer insists that the fair made the move because marijuana-related vendor sales were slow, not due to the incident at the pavilion.

Organizer Dana Cain says Denver has so many marijuana-related festivals that the drug has become kind of old hat.

The event last year did not display actual marijuana. Instead, marijuana growers entered pictures of plants for competition.

Vendors were forbidden from giving away or selling pot, but more than a dozen attendees filed suit, saying they were given weed-infused chocolates.

The lawsuit has since been settled out of court.

Colorado and Washington are the first two U.S. states to legalize recreational marijuana.

Updated : 2021-05-16 01:36 GMT+08:00