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Colorado Changes 420 Mile Markers to 419.99 to Thwart Stoner Sign Thieves

DENVER - Thieves have been stealing the 420 mile marker sign so often, the state's transportation department has changed it to "419.99" in an effort to try and stop the problem.

A photo of the 419.99 mile marker sign, which is about 148 miles on Interstate 70 east of Denver, began circulating on twitter through the @JournalistsLike twitter account on Friday.

"So this is our way to test it out. So far it's working," said Amy Ford, a spokesperson with the Colorado Department of Transportation. "It's a traffic safety thing. It's a helpful thing to have these sings on the road. But people kept ripping them off."

The number 420 is often used as a reference to smoking marijuana.

The 419.99 sign has been put up within the last year Ford said.

Ford also says they've had problems with thieves stealing the 69 mile marker sign in the past.

Source: http://www.9news.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=372755


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I call bull

I hardly doubt just because pot has been legalized that there's now a surge in 420 signage theft. I mean really...? Why now and not before? Why only Colorado? There are cannabis users everywhere and they were smoking long before it was legal.

I get the feeling they want to demonize them any way they can.

Sure, but do they actually place the marker 52.8 feet...

away from where the original marker stood?

Pandacentricism will be our downfall.

probably republicans that

probably republicans that pushed to change the signs and spend the money to do so. Fking weird

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good things is my religion. Thomas Paine, Godfather of the American Revolution

For me, the new notority of the 419.99 sign makes that more...

valuable to me than the 420. I for one, would love a 419.99 sign! Maybe the state should sell those too!

"Liberty tastes sweetest to those who fight for it, and most bitter to those who work to deny it!"


beat me to it...

Was going to post exactly the same thing.

Even if I was into "420" culture, I'd think the 419.99 sign would be funnier.

State government to sell 420 signs for a profit.

It could be a tremendous money maker for local merchants/Colorado.

I can see it now...Rocky Mountain High or maybe The 420 Mile High Club

Sounds like a cool bar to me.




it's 4:19, you gotta minute? ;)

I use Blue Wave, but don't expect one of THEIR silly taglines.

It's 4:20 Somewhere...


Pandacentricism will be our downfall.


Sweet parody!

I'm a serial entrepreneur and liberty activist from Texas!


It is 4:20 right here


The Diamond Dog is a real cool cat. | Reporting on the world from an altitude of 420.

Ruff Ruff Pass?

You must use bongs or pipes. I just can't see how you could roll joints or pass them with furry paws.

I'm a serial entrepreneur and liberty activist from Texas!