Colorado Symphony’s “Classically Cannabis” events will be invitation only

Posted on: May 15, 2014

“The Colorado Symphony Orchestra will go on with its ‘Classically Cannabis’ concert series—changing the bring-your-own marijuana events to invitation-only fundraisers so they will not be construed as public events that potentially could break the law,” writes Ray Mark Rinaldi in Tuesday’s (5/13) Denver Post. “The CSO on Monday stopped selling tickets to the high-profile series in response to a letter from the city of Denver warning that the events could run afoul of regulations forbidding marijuana consumption ‘openly and publicly in a manner that endangers others.’  Instead, concerts now will be open only to ‘a closed list of VIP guests.’ … The three-concert series, which kicks off May 23 and costs $75 each, will take place at Space Gallery in the Denver’s Art District…. The events are to feature music, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a patio where attendees could smoke marijuana if they choose. Guests must be at least 21 years old. The CSO … hopes to raise as much as $200,000 from the events…. The orchestra set up the concerts believing they were legal because marijuana consumption is now legal in the state and Space Gallery is privately owned.”

Posted May 15, 2014