I decided to accompany my son on a field trip to the city of Denver.
We live in Boulder, but that is very close to Denver.
The school planned a field trip to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. It is a huge building with thousands of collections and historical artifacts. While we were at the Museum, we saw a show at the gates planetarium. All of the students were seated in the building at the same time and we saw a 3D show about the galaxy and our solar system. The field trip was going well until we went to the Planetarium. There were several other people inside the building with the students. A group of adults were seated a few reow behind our group and they were being rowdy and loud. Someone was also smoking marijuana in the building. They might not have been burning a joint, but I could smell marijuana a few rows behind us. It’s difficult to police marijuana use around the city, especially since Denver has legalized recreational and medical marijuana. I don’t think that is the type of product that should be used around kids. After the show, I complained to the event coordinator about the foul odor. She promised to check the security cameras, but I doubt they will apprehend the subject. I don’t think they cared much after we left the building and the show was over. The view on marijuan has changed since it was legalized. Nobody thinks it is a problem anymore, but I think it’s out of control.