Colorado changes ‘Mile 420′ highway marker to prevent stoner heists

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COLORADO – In Rocky Mountain high County, mile marker 420 is so popular that it has been replaced.

Thieves kept stealing the 420 mile marker on interstate 70 in Colorado.

It’s been taken so often that the State Transportation Department has changed the sign to 419.99, hoping the thieves will now leave it alone.

The number 420 is popular because it is known as a code referring to smoking marijuana.

The number is so popular that marijuana smokers dedicated the date 4-20 every year to smoking pot.

The Colorado Transportation Department says no on has stolen the new sign, at least not yet.