Denver drops marijuana exhibits from county fair
Jun. 24, 2015
DENVER (AP) — The Denver County Fair is dropping marijuana exhibits from the event — a year after some people said they were unwittingly served pot-infused chocolate in the "Pot Pavilion."
The organizer of the county fair 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 fair last year did not display actual marijuana, Instead, 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.
This story has been corrected to show the number of people who claimed they were sickened by pot was about a dozen, not 100.