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4/20 marijuana party busted in New York City over failure to maintain social distancing

April 20 is the unofficial marijuana holiday.

April 20, or 4/20, is the unofficial marijuana holiday and has become synonymous with lighting up to celebrate.

Thirty-six people -- 31 men and five women -- were issued summonses for criminal trespassing, according to police. There were no citations ordered specifically regarding social distancing.

Police said in addition to marijuana found at the scene, pills, edibles, money and bottles of bootleg alcohol were also found and recovered.

The party was dubbed "Animal House Party 5" on Instagram and promoted throughout social media, according to police.

Social distancing, the practice of keeping 6 feet away from others, has been in place in New York for weeks, where there are at least 247,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus, or COVID-19, statewide.

In New York City alone, at least 14,604 people have died as a result of the coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

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