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PHOTOG: Pot holiday in Humboldt was a bummer

A Northern California photographer posted a sober tale of this year’s 4/20 in Arcata’s Redwood Park. Click the image for more.

While revelers may have missed their YouTube moment, a clean park is nothing to cough at.

  1. What Now
    April 24, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Enjoyed the author’s unique perspective, Heraldo.
    Great post.

  2. Anonymous
    April 25, 2012 at 3:56 am

    Reading Kym’s/LoCO blog, it seems like marijuana is almost worshiped. I can’t say I understand the addiction (be it physical, or merely mental).

    It was nice seeing clear images of the park. It’s too bad the photographer omitted the playground, which is the most-used area of the park. I stopped visiting several years ago because my kids and I kept getting pestered by panhandlers and seeing drug deals. That goes for much of Arcata’s highest traffic’d public spaces though.

  3. Ponder z
    April 25, 2012 at 6:25 am

    Most of Arcatas stoners and growers avoided a nice day at the park, because; they were to stoned to get off the couch, could not remember it was 4/20, went to the store to get muncies, were putting in a new growroom in the back bedroom, running weed to ups for delivery, shopping at costco and target, to stoned to get off the couch, were putting in a new growroom in the back bedroom, running weed to ups for delivery, shopping at costco and target, to stoned to get off the couch, were putting in a new growroom in the back bedroom, running weed to ups for delivery, shopping at costco and target, to stoned to get off the couch.

    Haa Haa, jus messin wit ya!

  4. Mitch
    April 25, 2012 at 8:06 am

    Great photos!

    Click on the big photo to get to the photo-essay. It’s got some sly humor — I love the happy faces on the stick figure backpackers, and the photo of the “Critical Incident Response” truck.

    This essay also shows how neat and tidy a police state looks. The three officers walking across an empty field is well worth 1,000 words.

    I have no complaints about APD. Arcata is generally anything but a police state, but the response to 4/20 in Redwood Park makes an interesting exception, and I think the photographer did a great job of catching that.

  5. dwayne montane
    April 25, 2012 at 8:33 am

    I was told by City of Arcata mgt that the park was getting trashed and city staff had to spend time cleaning up the park after the event. Most organized events on city property require a sponsor to be responsible for clean up. I doubt the city would ever approve a marijuana related org to coordinate and sponsor the event, but are ways around that. Also, Arcata started cracking down on the event after the bad press the town received from the several Pot City TV documentaries. You know the ones that featured people saying things like “i afraid to leave my house becasue of the drug cartels running the city”. Personally, i never went to the 420 event, but i my store in Arcata certainly benefited from the tourists that did.

  6. CitizensOnPatrol
    April 25, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Have no fear……..

  7. Anonymous
    May 1, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    I wonder how many felonies took place in the greater Arcata area while their finest were busy stopping potential misdemeanors?

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