Colorado is auctioning off 14 cannabis-themed license plates in a fundraiser for the Colorado Disability Funding Committee.
The bidding, which has already generated more than $30,000 as of April 14, closes at 4:20 p.m. MT on April 20—what has become a cannabis holiday. The cannabis-themed plates include phrases like “BONG,” “GANJA,” “HASH,” “HEMP,” “INDICA” and “SATIVA.”
As of this writing, “ISIT420” has generated the highest bid at over $6,600.
Gov. Jared Polis applauded the auction in a press release, stating that the proceeds will be used to fund disability application assistance as well as new and innovative programs increasing quality of life and independence of Colorado’s disability community.
“Colorado is proud of our creativity and ingenuity. We’ve been a leader in the cannabis space for over a decade and this effort allows us to fund critical projects and programs in our disability community,” Polis said.
Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera said, “This is a fantastic opportunity to provide funding to a program that serves individuals with disabilities. I’m thrilled to support this effort and look forward to seeing which plate raises the most funds.”
In his statement, the governor reminded the public that it is never a good idea to mix driving and cannabis. Cannabis impairs critical abilities needed to drive safely, which can result in a crash, he said. A DUI can cost more than $13,500 and include jail time, loss of license and more in Colorado.