Marijuana-Inspired Theft Costs Colorado a Popular Landmark

Rethinking Pot The First Sales
Associated Press (not depicting individuals involved in sign's disappearance)
The story about marijuana overdoses killing 37 in Colorado on its first day of legalization was a joke. But pot-puffers have caused the state to replace a landmark for drivers so popular that it'd been stolen repeatedly.

Last year, the Colorado Department of Transportation switched out mile marker 420 on I-70 east of Denver for one reading 419.99.

As the International Business Times explains for those not up on the lingo, "420 is a popular 'secret' reference to marijuana smoking, supposedly originating in San Rafael, Calif., as a way for teenagers to organize smoke sessions." And while the 419.99 mile marker first garnered attention on Reddit a year ago, a photo of it went viral last week, after the state legalized marijuana sales.

The International Business Times also notes that the state had to replace a sign reading "Mile 69" with one saying "Mile 68.5." No word if pot-smokers are to blame for that sign's repeated disappearance as well.
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