Leave it to Colorado to get out ahead of a meme:
DENVER – Thieves have been stealing the 420 mile marker sign so often, the state’s transportation department has changed it to “419.99” in an effort to try and stop the problem.
A photo of the 419.99 mile marker sign, which is about 148 miles on Interstate 70 east of Denver, began circulating on twitter through the @JournalistsLike twitter account on Friday.
“So this is our way to test it out. So far it’s working,” said Amy Ford, a spokesperson with the Colorado Department of Transportation. “It’s a traffic safety thing. It’s a helpful thing to have these signs on the road. But people kept ripping them off.”
The number 420 is often used as a reference to smoking marijuana.
The 419.99 sign has been put up within the last year Ford said.
Stealing highway signs is still a thing?
420 is still a thing? Dudes, clear away the smoke and come up for air: you won.