County Fair Adds Marijuana Competition

DENVER (January 27, 2014) The Denver County is adding marijuana-themed contests to its 2014 summer fair, the first time pot plants will be in competition for blue ribbons.

The plants won’t actually be on display, though.

The judging will be done off-site and photos will show the winning entries.

Competitors in a joint-rolling contest will use oregano instead of marijuana.

But county fair organizers say the marijuana categories will add a fun twist on Denver's already-quirky county fair, which includes a drag queen pageant, tattoo competitions and a contest for homemade robots.

Denver County didn't have a county fair until 2011.

Organizers wanted an urban, hip element alongside traditional fair favorites like a Ferris wheel and cotton candy.


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