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Reefer gladness: Mile High City’s pitch to the high-end weed smoker
Irish Times ^ | 1-27-14 | Maureen Dowd

Posted on 01/26/2014 8:55:21 PM PST by smokingfrog

So you want to get high in a high-end way in the Mile High City? You could call Dale Dyke and his wife, Chastity Osborn, a massage therapist, who run Get High Getaways. They gutted their brick house in Bel Mar and let it go to pot, refashioning it as a clothing optional, or as Dale calls it, “textile optional” bed-and-breakfast.

They’re still waiting for their first big booking, but Chastity says they’re busily adding amenities to create a “resort environment”, including a stone labyrinth with a tether ball, a camera in the living room to Skype your friends stoned and an outdoor swing “where you can have a good time and catch a buzz”.

They charge $199 (€145) per person per night – you have to be over 21 – and offer two rooms, 24/7 car service and a hot tub. They can give, rather than sell, their homegrown pot to guests. Chastity will even serve her marijuana-infused “yummies” textile-free, if you like. (The couple are proud members of the American Association for Nude Recreation.) “We want the higher-end clientele,” 38-year-old Chastity says. “Comedians. Adult film entertainers. Musicians.” Dale chimes in: “We’re trying to keep stoned tourists from getting lost in Denver and causing mayhem. Our motto is: ‘Don’t come on vacation and leave on probation.’”

The blooming pot industry here is still more seedy than glossy. Yet the budding bud growers are eager to help Denver elude the stigma of Rocky Mountain Low, a shadowy place overrun by “The Dude Abides” hippies and Jeff Spicoli stoners. “People are learning not to be ashamed,” 45-year-old Dale says. “No more talking in whispers. We’re moving away from the image of dumb stoner teenagers to older successful businesspeople who can admit they’re stoners.”

(Excerpt) Read more at irishtimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: legaldrugs; potheads

1 posted on 01/26/2014 8:55:21 PM PST by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

There’s a very good reason why they call it ‘dope’.


2 posted on 01/26/2014 9:00:37 PM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: smokingfrog

Legal or not, I’ll always view dope peddlers as being on the same moral equivalent as pimps. Human trash.


3 posted on 01/26/2014 9:03:59 PM PST by greene66
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To: Hoodat

I suppose they will pick up a lot of tourist dollars, but also a lot of trouble to go along with it.


4 posted on 01/26/2014 9:04:20 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: greene66
Legal or not, I’ll always view dope peddlers as being on the same moral equivalent as pimps. Human trash.

So, you're saying that purveyors of the legal drug alcohol - which has destroyed millions of lives - are the moral equivalent of "pimps," right?

I just want to know: Do you tell bartenders that to their faces?

Regards,

5 posted on 01/26/2014 9:27:46 PM PST by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: greene66

Haters gonna hate. More people than you realize and some you probably know but don’t know smoke marijuana recreationally.
For me I gave it up after college.


6 posted on 01/26/2014 9:30:22 PM PST by 38special (For real, y'all.)
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To: alexander_busek

see post #2...also, you missed the big meeting here last week, opinions are now allowed.


7 posted on 01/26/2014 9:51:23 PM PST by bramps (Go West America!)
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To: smokingfrog

Chastity and Dale Dyke?

no I could not resist!


8 posted on 01/26/2014 10:00:47 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: smokingfrog

~~~Chastity will even serve her marijuana-infused “yummies” textile-free, if you like. (The couple are proud members of the American Association for Nude Recreation.~~~

Oh, this will end well.


9 posted on 01/26/2014 10:49:47 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: smokingfrog

High end users? Without the obvious pun.....are there any? Most I’ve known have been on the lower end of the socio-economic scale.


10 posted on 01/26/2014 11:21:52 PM PST by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: alexander_busek

I would if I went to bars.


11 posted on 01/27/2014 5:46:01 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: smokingfrog
Chastity Osborn
12 posted on 01/27/2014 6:05:52 AM PST by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: Robert DeLong

peas luff and lite, man


13 posted on 01/27/2014 7:03:39 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: alexander_busek

Why are dopers so obsessed with booze? But as long as you bring it up, if I were a store-owner, I would not allow liquor to be sold in my store. Nor would I ever take a job as a bartender.

Some dope peddler, who sells mind-altering crap for which anywhere from 1-in-6 to 1-in-10 get addicted, is my definition of cretinous evil. Legal or not.


14 posted on 01/27/2014 8:20:16 AM PST by greene66
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To: greene66

From my experience you can use alcohol in moderation, have few drunks feel good and go home. When people light up their intention is to get high, stoned, completely gonzo. There is no moderation at all.


15 posted on 01/27/2014 8:25:08 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: smokingfrog

Dale Dyke

interesting moniker LOL


16 posted on 01/27/2014 8:26:15 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: bjorn14

There are a lot. The upper middle class does some serious, though obviously much less public, dope smoking. And they go in for some seriously expensive stuff.


17 posted on 01/27/2014 8:28:25 AM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: greene66
Dale Dyke and his wife, Chastity Osborn, a massage therapist

Chastity, the nudist "massage therapist". Sounds like someone there may already be a pimp.

18 posted on 01/27/2014 9:09:18 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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