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It's now easier to get medical marijuana than a Starbucks coffee in Denver
dailymail. ^ | 6th July 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter

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: 'It’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 07/10/2011 2:54:51 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: dennisw

Dopey potheads. 99% of them are Obama voters. A stoned population=more Democrat votes


2 posted on 07/10/2011 2:56:30 PM PDT by dennisw (NZT - "works better if you're already smart")
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To: dennisw
 

Pot menu: The menu of marijuana options at a Denver dispensary

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

pot dispensary
 

Some of the many dispensaries around Denver, many with colourful names and advertisements

3 posted on 07/10/2011 2:57:05 PM PDT by dennisw (NZT - "works better if you're already smart")
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To: dennisw; Slings and Arrows; Chode

4 posted on 07/10/2011 2:59:42 PM PDT by Morgana (I never said a thing.....................)
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To: dennisw

Now if I could just get a joint and a coffee at the same place.


5 posted on 07/10/2011 3:00:15 PM PDT by svcw (democrats are liars, it's a given)
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To: dennisw
Huh? I know many people who have “medical” certificates, not one supports obama.
6 posted on 07/10/2011 3:02:14 PM PDT by svcw (democrats are liars, it's a given)
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To: dennisw
This is what America is turning into, Tommy Chong
7 posted on 07/10/2011 3:02:26 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Har Har Hardee Har Har!)
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To: dennisw
Here in southern California the "medical" pot-pushers advertise home delivery.

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.

8 posted on 07/10/2011 3:02:58 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: dennisw

“Dopey potheads. 99% of them are Obama voters. A stoned population=more Democrat votes”

They would fit right in with the founding fathers then.


9 posted on 07/10/2011 3:03:58 PM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

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


10 posted on 07/10/2011 3:05:34 PM PDT by dennisw (NZT - "works better if you're already smart")
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To: Bernard Marx
Interesting take as dispensaries are small business people, they don't tax tax dollars. Delivery in many communities because they can't get permits to open a shop.
11 posted on 07/10/2011 3:05:34 PM PDT by svcw (democrats are liars, it's a given)
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To: dennisw
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.

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.

12 posted on 07/10/2011 3:06:07 PM PDT by TigersEye (Wranglers not Levis. Levi Strauss is anti-2nd Amendment.)
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To: svcw

I know a place here in Los Feliz (L.A.) that serves those, plus complimentary weed brownies.


13 posted on 07/10/2011 3:06:45 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FAK BARAK)
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To: dennisw

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.


14 posted on 07/10/2011 3:07:24 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: dennisw

Medical Marijuana sure cleared the illegal aliens out of this town.


15 posted on 07/10/2011 3:08:49 PM PDT by TigersEye (Wranglers not Levis. Levi Strauss is anti-2nd Amendment.)
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To: dennisw
Poor drug warriors. Your failed war on marijuana has all but collapsed.

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.

16 posted on 07/10/2011 3:09:42 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: dennisw

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.


17 posted on 07/10/2011 3:10:38 PM PDT by umgud
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To: dennisw

You don’t know what the hell you are talking about.


18 posted on 07/10/2011 3:12:59 PM PDT by steveo (PETO-VT-IN-MARI-SVB-CRVCE-AVSTRALI-SEPELIAR)
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To: dennisw
It's now easier to get medical marijuana than a Starbucks coffee in Denver

Probably cheaper too!
19 posted on 07/10/2011 3:17:51 PM PDT by slumber1 (Don't taze me bro!)
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To: dennisw

Same goes in San Jose.


20 posted on 07/10/2011 3:20:01 PM PDT by REDWOOD99
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To: dennisw

There might be more Starbucks than pot dispensaries if Starbucks didn’t charge stupid amounts of money for a mediocre cup of coffee.


21 posted on 07/10/2011 3:23:06 PM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: tacticalogic

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?


22 posted on 07/10/2011 3:34:30 PM PDT by TigersEye (Wranglers not Levis. Levi Strauss is anti-2nd Amendment.)
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To: dennisw

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.


23 posted on 07/10/2011 3:40:02 PM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: dennisw
It's now easier to get medical marijuana than a Starbucks coffee in Denver

What a monumentally idiotic headline. Last time I checked you didn't need a prescription from a physician to get coffee at Starbuck's.

24 posted on 07/10/2011 3:44:36 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: dennisw

Starbucks doesn’t require a license to buy; pot does.

Headline is a joke and a lie.


25 posted on 07/10/2011 3:49:09 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: dennisw

Starbucks doesn’t require a license to buy; pot does.

Headline is a joke and a lie.


26 posted on 07/10/2011 3:49:36 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: svcw

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.


27 posted on 07/10/2011 3:49:48 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Bernard Marx
Sears used to deliver marijuana and cocaine before the so-called war on drugs.
This nation thrived in the 1800s without drug control.
Prohibition is just the foundation for government sector jobs and the new police state.
No serious thinker believes this war is paying off, or making us safer.
Just like many other issues, the only thing worse than the problem is the government solution.
28 posted on 07/10/2011 3:50:07 PM PDT by Clump (the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: Bernard Marx
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%.

29 posted on 07/10/2011 3:53:04 PM PDT by TigersEye (Wranglers not Levis. Levi Strauss is anti-2nd Amendment.)
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To: TigersEye

“99% of statistics are made up on the spot and that’s not one of the 1%”

Neither is that!


30 posted on 07/10/2011 4:00:47 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: svcw

“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.


31 posted on 07/10/2011 4:04:54 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from the right stuff! (Anybody but Obama for 2012!))
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To: Born to Conserve

And that’s not either.


32 posted on 07/10/2011 4:05:50 PM PDT by TigersEye (Wranglers not Levis. Levi Strauss is anti-2nd Amendment.)
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To: CaspersGh0sts
Croakers have killed many. Pot has killed few.

How does the song go?

"I wouldn't marry a doctor, I'll tell you the reason why: He rides all over the country and makes the people die."

33 posted on 07/10/2011 4:06:47 PM PDT by I see my hands (Embrace misanthropy)
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To: Bernard Marx
The people using the pot are mostly the ones dependent on tax dollars. Source for that claim.

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.

34 posted on 07/10/2011 4:06:54 PM PDT by svcw (democrats are liars, it's a given)
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To: TigersEye
There are other things besides McDonald's to satisfy that marijuana munchies madness. Mooseshell will have to use a diverse strategy to extend tentacles far and wide and prevent pot bellied bulging from toppling Colorado from it's top rank in low bmi population.
35 posted on 07/10/2011 4:10:27 PM PDT by 1hedLyte (I better check myself before I wreck myself)
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To: TigersEye

“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.


36 posted on 07/10/2011 4:13:57 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from the right stuff! (Anybody but Obama for 2012!))
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To: 1hedLyte

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!


37 posted on 07/10/2011 4:14:15 PM PDT by TigersEye (Wranglers not Levis. Levi Strauss is anti-2nd Amendment.)
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To: dennisw

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!


38 posted on 07/10/2011 4:14:39 PM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: catnipman

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.


39 posted on 07/10/2011 4:16:58 PM PDT by TigersEye (Wranglers not Levis. Levi Strauss is anti-2nd Amendment.)
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To: svcw

It’s telling how you’ve already put the word “medical” in “quotes”!

“Exactly!”


40 posted on 07/10/2011 4:18:50 PM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: dennisw

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.


41 posted on 07/10/2011 4:31:01 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: catnipman
So you support the New Deal Commerce Clause, eh. Federal control over health care, education and the environment is also based on that interpretation.

Do you believe that is in keeping with the original Commerce Clause and Tenth Amendment?

42 posted on 07/10/2011 4:34:33 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Sherman Logan
What a monumentally idiotic headline. Last time I checked you didn't need a prescription from a physician to get coffee at Starbuck's.

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!

43 posted on 07/10/2011 4:36:19 PM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: TigersEye

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


44 posted on 07/10/2011 4:39:05 PM PDT by dennisw (NZT - "works better if you're already smart")
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To: I see my hands

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.


45 posted on 07/10/2011 4:46:29 PM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: dennisw
There are now more medical marijuana dispensaries in the Mile High city than there are branches of Starbucks.

Good. I didn't like their coffee anyway...besides it's too expensive.

46 posted on 07/10/2011 4:47:23 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: CodeToad

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.


47 posted on 07/10/2011 4:52:26 PM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: CaspersGh0sts

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.

GaGggggggggggggG!


48 posted on 07/10/2011 5:01:46 PM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: catnipman
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.

No, Americans love freedom and when evil communists and fascists make evil laws, freedom loving people resist them.

Most of the laws we have were written in the last 40 years by the worst generation of Americans that has ever existed in this country. We have 5 times the prison population of the previous generation. There is something really wrong with us.
49 posted on 07/10/2011 5:13:26 PM PDT by microgood
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To: LittleBillyInfidel

“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.


50 posted on 07/10/2011 5:28:57 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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