University of Colorado - Boulder spent more than $60K to close campus on 4/20

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  • The campus closure cost 40% less than last year.
  • Students, faculty, and staff had to show a school ID before being allowed on campus.
  • University of Colorado - Boulder spent more than $60,000 to close the campus on April 20 to downsize an annual marijuana celebration that has attracted thousands of participants in the past.

    The cost was actually 40 percent less than last year, because the school did not close the campus as long or hire as many police officers, according to an article by the Associated Press.

    In 2012, the school spent $278,798 on security, fish-smelling fertilizer and a Wyclef Jean concert to “divert attention away from the quad,” according to an article published in The Daily Camera, a local news source.

    Students, faculty, and staff had to show a school ID before being allowed on campus.

    UC Boulder spent a total of $60,433.

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