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Legal pot sends tourists flocking to Colorado, Washington for 4/20

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Fast Eddy Aki'a of Hawaii smokes a joint as thousands gathered to celebrate the state's medicinal marijuana laws and collectively light up at 4:20 p.m. in Civic Center Park April 20, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. Colorado goes to the polls November 6 to vote on a controversial ballot initiative that would permit possession of up to an ounce of marijuana for those 21 and older. Marc Piscotty/Getty Images

This Saturday is April 20th, otherwise known as 4-20, otherwise known as an international holiday for those who enjoy marijuana. And, now that pot is legal in the state of Colorado, this 420 is being considered almost a debutante ball of sorts for the drug. The city of Denver is readying itself for a massive celebration.

In anticipation, there are reports of marijuana tours, cooking classes, concerts and a pot competition put on by High Times Magazine. We asked Rick Cusick from High Times to explain the competition.

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