Skip to comments.It's now easier to get medical marijuana than a Starbucks coffee in Denver
Posted on 07/10/2011 2:54:46 PM PDT by dennisw
There are now more medical marijuana dispensaries in the Mile High city than there are branches of Starbucks.
In Denver, Colorado, there are nearly 300 locations where patients with a prescription from a doctor can legally buy medical marijuana, reports The Daily.
New patients are often treated to a free joint, and have their choice of an ever growing array of strains of marijuana, many with colourful names like Golden Goat and Romulan Cotton Candy.
Besides Colorado, 15 other states plus Washington, D.C., have laws that allow use of medical marijuana.
This does not trump federal law, but the Obama administration has said it is not interested in prosecuting state-licensed dispensaries or those who use the drug as prescribed by a doctor.
During the Bush administration, federal agents did often clash with the medical marijuana industry in states where it had been locally legalized, and many shops were raided.
Westword editor Patricia Calhoun told The Daily: 'Its a fun new writing area, and if your publication prides itself on doing strong cultural coverage of art, theatre and food, then why not do pot, too?'
Mr Breathes is said to be an experienced journalist, and he writes on all aspects of the Denver medical marijuana scene, including detailed reviews of specific strains for sale, the shops and relevant political and social issues.
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Dopey potheads. 99% of them are Obama voters. A stoned population=more Democrat votes
Pot menu: The menu of marijuana options at a Denver dispensary; many don't require smoking
'Farmacy': Denver now has more than 300 legal pot dispensaries, like this one
Some of the many dispensaries around Denver, many with colourful names and advertisements
Now if I could just get a joint and a coffee at the same place.
American life is now simply a matter of seeing how far the loopy, irresponsible part of the population can infringe on the sensibilities (and tax money) of the responsible part.
“Dopey potheads. 99% of them are Obama voters. A stoned population=more Democrat votes”
They would fit right in with the founding fathers then.
lol Pathetic. Tommy Chong shows what decades of smoking that crap will do to your mind http://cnn.com/video/?/video/bestoftv/2011/06/23/exp.arena.marijuana.debate.chong.cnn
Feds won't give assurance on medical pot
The U.S. Justice Department says that marijuana dispensaries and licensed growers in states with medical marijuana laws could face prosecution for violating federal drug and money-laundering laws... Deputy Attorney General James Cole said a 2009 memo by then-Deputy Attorney General David Ogden did not give states cover from prosecution.
0bama was against busting pot shops before he was for busting pot shops.
I know a place here in Los Feliz (L.A.) that serves those, plus complimentary weed brownies.
And if your mind is still muddy from the supply of free and nearly-free drugs, not to worry. There’s a job for you on President Obama’s economic team or as a federally-protected unionized TSA groper.
Medical Marijuana sure cleared the illegal aliens out of this town.
When austerity hits for real, the fraud known as the War on Drugs, along with other bastard progeny of the welfare/nanny state, will be flushed down the terlet.
In CA, with or without a pot prescription, simple posession of less than an ounce is now no problemo. Legal or not, pot smokers still can’t work for any employer with a substance abuse program, especially a federally mandated one. Most major industrial employers have such programs.
You don’t know what the hell you are talking about.
Same goes in San Jose.
There might be more Starbucks than pot dispensaries if Starbucks didn’t charge stupid amounts of money for a mediocre cup of coffee.
The real question is are there more McDonald’s in Denver than pot dispensaries and when will Mooseshell begin a coordinated SWAT crackdown on those purveyors of cardiac attacking belly bombs?
Speaking as a physician and one who has to pick up the mess these morons cause by prescribing medical marijuana to patients who clearly have no medical condition meriting it, this monsense frustrates me.
More psychotic, brain-dead losers developing panic attacks... lovely.
Marijuana is not the benign substance it’s made out to be. My guess is that inpatient psychiatric hospitalization related to MJ use will continue to rise.
What a monumentally idiotic headline. Last time I checked you didn't need a prescription from a physician to get coffee at Starbuck's.
Starbucks doesn’t require a license to buy; pot does.
Headline is a joke and a lie.
Starbucks doesn’t require a license to buy; pot does.
Headline is a joke and a lie.
Only extreme Libertarians would view operators of pot dispensaries as “small business people.” Just because something is/was legal (think of slavery) doesn’t make it right. The people using the pot are mostly the ones dependent on tax dollars.
99% of statistics are made up on the spot and that's not one of the 1%.
“99% of statistics are made up on the spot and that’s not one of the 1%”
Neither is that!
“Now if I could just get a joint and a coffee at the same place.”
Why, I do believe you must be thinking of Amsterdam.
And that’s not either.
I did not say is was right or wrong, I said these people are small business owners and they are not on the public dole.
“This does not trump federal law, but the Obama administration has said it is not interested in prosecuting state-licensed dispensaries or those who use the drug as prescribed by a doctor. “
Yep. That’s the only reason this travesty is occurring in Colorado. The medical marijuana law was on the books for months in Colorado and nothing was happening until Obama announced he wouldn’t enforce the Federal laws. And that’s when the pot shops in Colorado exploded. Because no one had to fear Federal prosecution any longer.
Thanks a lot Obama. I thought you swore to uphold the Federal laws. I guess you lied when you took that oath, like you’ve lied about everything else, probably including where you were actually born.
Hundreds of thousands of people now flaunt Federal law in Colorado with impunity. It’s pretty evident that laws mean nothing any more in this country. It’s just one of the many ways Obama has gone about in deliberately destroying the United States: changing a nation based on law into a nation of lawbreakers.
The insidious thing about MickeyD’s is that even non-pot smokers by the scores go there every day. Don’t let the thin air trick your eyes. We’re a lot fatter than we look up here!
I live in Denver and I’m also surrounded by associates who play that little ‘medical marijuana’ game. They’re quite open about the whole facade. Granted, I still think it’s probably safer than my “beer” drug - but there’s one thing that the dope heads - who I know - all share in common: they are the most long-winded and self-important yet inconsequential liberal bores you will ever meet. Yikes!
I think you missed the part where he, through a surrogate at the DoJ, went back on that promise. The dispensaries are nervous and the illegals are ready to come back and fill the vacuum when the Feds get cracking again.
It’s telling how you’ve already put the word “medical” in “quotes”!
California passed an in itiative in 1999 for medical marijuana, and the feds never tried hard to enforce their laws.
To my knowledge, it isn’t a major issue, in the overall ranking of problems.
Balancing the budget is, though.
Do you believe that is in keeping with the original Commerce Clause and Tenth Amendment?
Lol! I think it's "monumentally" ironic that you posted this comment...but I'm not going to waste time explaining why, because you clearly would not "get it" - and you are most definitely not from Denver. Ha!
Medical Marijuana sure cleared the illegal aliens out of this town>>>>>>>
Do you mean they couldn’t make money selling Marijuana anymore? They could always get into the meth peddling business. Most meth comes from Mexico these days
Very mature. Go ahead and smoke your pot and tell your nursery rhymes. Perhaps from the swansong of the red diaper doper babies?
Such is the reading level of most potheads I’ve come across, anyway.
“Medical” marijuana. What a freaking joke.
Good. I didn't like their coffee anyway...besides it's too expensive.
This is the only thing that embarrasses me about FR! There are so many of our members who don’t “get” basic literature! I’m talking about sarcasm, exaggeration, irony, and ESPECIALLY “satire”.
(Now, because there are so many dolts here, unfortunately, I must say “yes, I know this post is NOT SATIRE”.)
But, seriously, how sad is it that some people here on FR don’t get the finer styles of written communication?
Toad - the headline was not meant to be ‘literal’. It is trying to make a point that there are many hundreds of shops here in Denver - and suggests it’s, therefore, easier to get weed than coffee. That’s all.
Exactly! See my post #38. In My Hands always posts his comments in a little black frame; this is the ‘tell’ of a narcissist. He always tries to carefully craft his little memes so very carefully - and then ‘gift wrapped’ in a neat little frame.
“easier to get weed than coffee”
That’s like saying because there are more women than weed shops that it is easier to get laid than get weed.
Making such statements about weed versus coffee is not “satire”. So it seems somen doesn’t get “basic literature”. It is simply a bad comparison, and a retarded one at that.