University of Colorado Closes Campus

The expansion of consciousness suffers a cruel blow today as the University of Colorado at Boulder shuts down its campus to curb consumption of the happy herb. April 20, or 4/20, is celebrated as a day of recreational marijuana use by advocates and other users of the drug, and the campus’s annual gathering has attracted up to 10,000 people in the past. Activists have sought an emergency injunction to stop the administration’s plan to close the campus to nonstudents on Friday, saying the closure stifles free speech. School administrators plan to spread a fish-based fertilizer in the quad to keep stoners away.