It was touted as a Smoke Down, but no one lit up.
About 20 people showed up for the Blaze Up, also called a Smoke Down Prohibition, event Sunday at Wick Park in support of marijuana legalization. The event, conducted on April 20 across the country, initially was to include pot smoking by participants. A flier for the event encourages attendees to bring “one tightly rolled joint of blunt.”
But Jakub Kelly of Youngstown, who organized the event, said he sent word to people through social media cautioning them against smoking after warnings from city police that people would be arrested.
“I’m disappointed in the so-called marijuana fighters that didn’t show up,” Kelly said. “But love to the people who did show up.”