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Greeley Barber Shop Refusing Customers That Smell Like Pot
http://denver.cbslocal.com/ ^ | 03/10/2014 | n/a

Posted on 03/10/2014 5:48:53 AM PDT by massmike

A barber shop in Greeley refuses service to people who smell like marijuana.

The owner of Hugo’s Barber Shop said he felt he had to step in when it got bad.

“I feel that it’s my right to make the statement. It’s the same thing as no shoes no service,” said shop owner Hugo Corral.

When his customers, many of them with children, started expressing their frustration about the issue he decided it was time for a change.

“A mother calls and says hey we can’t go in there anymore because we don’t want it to smell like marijuana when my child’s sitting there waiting,” said Corral.

For the most part he said the response has been positive.

However not everyone sees it as a good move.

Corral said he’s been threatened with lawsuits and people trashing his window.

“People ripping the sign off, I’ve had to clean spit off my front door,” said Corral.

Despite the negative reaction from some, Corral said he’s going to keep the policy in place and says if people don’t like it they can go somewhere else.

According to a local attorney, Corral does have the right to refuse service to someone who has been smoking pot as long as it’s not a Constitutional issue involving a person’s race, religion or gender.

(Excerpt) Read more at denver.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: colorado; legalpot; propertyrights; reservetheright; torefuseservice

1 posted on 03/10/2014 5:48:53 AM PDT by massmike
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To: massmike

The occupy fiasco will now become occupy Hugo’s barber shop.


2 posted on 03/10/2014 5:52:02 AM PDT by certrtwngnut (')
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To: massmike
What if they smell like patchouli?
3 posted on 03/10/2014 5:52:22 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: massmike

“People ripping the sign off, I’ve had to clean spit off my front door,”

...this is a commonality among liberals. All of them are vicious, petty and out of control. I thought pot was supposed to “mellow” you out?


4 posted on 03/10/2014 5:53:33 AM PDT by albie
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To: albie

Maybe that IS mellow for a liberal...


5 posted on 03/10/2014 5:54:41 AM PDT by massmike (If I like my tagline,I can keep it! Obama said so..........)
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To: certrtwngnut

True. They won’t let up either. Even if Hugo changes his mind, he’s been targeted. My Dad was a barber for 30 years. Super nice guy and a vet of WW11, Korea and 2 tours Vietnam. He never would’ve put up with this sh&&.


6 posted on 03/10/2014 5:56:30 AM PDT by albie
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To: massmike
...if people don’t like it they can go somewhere else...

Wow. What a novel concept! Find someone who WANTS to do business with you...

I have a list of services I would not want someone performing for me if they have expressed their personal opposition to performing said services. Preparing food for me and cutting my hair are both in the top five on that last.

7 posted on 03/10/2014 5:57:42 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: massmike
Don't people with a past history with marijuana have issue with getting stoned just by brathing air that smells of marijana? What impact does being exposed to marijuana smoke have on children...does anybody even know?

Besides which, I'm having trouble grasping that marijuana supposedly makes people mellow and yet all this violence is going on in this situation.

8 posted on 03/10/2014 5:58:18 AM PDT by grania
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To: massmike

I think that rejecting dopers as customers is awesome


9 posted on 03/10/2014 5:59:54 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: massmike

I actually have to ask these parents that want to run into court for custody if they smoke weed and tell them they aren’t smoking weed during the litigation.


10 posted on 03/10/2014 6:00:44 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: massmike
--oh, come on now--where are the "civil rights" agitators--

--surely this guy should be forced to give haircuts to smelly customers,just as shop owners should be forced to bake cakes for those of whose lifestyle they don't approve--(sarc)

11 posted on 03/10/2014 6:11:03 AM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: massmike

“as long as it’s not a Constitutional issue involving a person’s race, religion or gender.”

And sexual deviation.


12 posted on 03/10/2014 6:16:41 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: massmike

“I’ve had to clean spit off my front door.”
Surely sounds like those potheads in CO are civilized folks, doesn’t it? Can you imagine what that state will look like in five years?


13 posted on 03/10/2014 6:19:24 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: massmike

“Hippies! They’re everywhere. They wanna save the earth, but all they do is smoke pot and smell bad.” - Eric Cartman


14 posted on 03/10/2014 6:23:34 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: massmike

The only freedoms liberals really care about involves sex, drugs and general depravity.


15 posted on 03/10/2014 6:26:37 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: Constitution Day

“Hippies! They’re everywhere. They wanna save the earth, but all they do is smoke pot and smell bad.” - Eric Cartman

Hippies don’t cut their hair. Problem solved.


16 posted on 03/10/2014 6:27:36 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: WayneS

I don’t know what it is about it, but there is a girl that works at the coffee shop in town and every once in a while she puts on a little patchouli oil. She doesn’t use an obnoxious amount, just a little touch. When I walk into the shop, I smell it and know she’s there, and it’s comforting.

I kinda like the smell of it, then again I like the smell of crude oil too.


17 posted on 03/10/2014 6:29:12 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: stars & stripes forever

Ha! Very good point.


18 posted on 03/10/2014 6:29:29 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: massmike

ah the classiness of the pit heads reveals itself.....


19 posted on 03/10/2014 6:42:14 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: massmike
Corral does have the right to refuse service to someone who has been smoking pot as long as it’s not a Constitutional issue involving a person’s race, religion or gender.

Hmmm. "Homosexual" is not a gender.

Just saying'.

20 posted on 03/10/2014 6:42:30 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: grania

This violence has been common with potheads all my life.

They describe themselves as mellow in the same wa muslims describe themselves as peaceful.


21 posted on 03/10/2014 6:58:58 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: massmike

Colorado has really gone down hill.

Even before legalization, I think Colorado Springs and Boulder had their share of hippies. But if some impaired motorist should cut down some hikers or cyclists? Hmmn.


22 posted on 03/10/2014 7:22:14 AM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: massmike
According to a local attorney, Corral does have the right to refuse service to someone who has been smoking pot as long as it’s not a Constitutional issue involving a person’s race, religion or gender.

Where is homosexual rights in that?

23 posted on 03/10/2014 7:25:50 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: BeadCounter

where is the second hand smoke crowd?


24 posted on 03/10/2014 7:28:55 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: stars & stripes forever

Hippies don’t cut their hair. They went bald.


25 posted on 03/10/2014 7:44:44 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: massmike

Here is how I would handle this crap.

Sign out front...

“FREE HAIRCUTS”
“DONATIONS ACCEPTED”
“I WILL REFUSE TO GIVE THIS FREE SEVICE TO ANYONE I DONT LIKE OR DON’T FEEL LIKE SERVING FOR ANY REASON!”
“HERE IS A SHORT LIST OF THOSE I WILL DENY FREE HAIRCUTS TO.

1-FREAKS AND DEMOCRATS (REDUNDANT)
2-ANTI-AMERICAN A-HOLES
3-YOU VOTED FOR OBAMA 2X’S (SEE #1 ABOVE)
4-GLOBAL WARMING IDIOTS
5-CAN’T UNDERSTAND THE MALE/FEMALE THING
6-THIS SIGN OFFENDS YOU
(Then have a list of Suggested Donations...$)


26 posted on 03/10/2014 7:49:50 AM PDT by Awgie (truth is always stranger than fiction)
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To: Vaduz

Look at David Crosby.


27 posted on 03/10/2014 7:51:47 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: massmike; Revolting cat!; GeronL; Slings and Arrows
Corral said he’s been threatened with lawsuits

Pot smokers now claim to be a politically protected class.

Maybe they shouldn't have taken to demonizing tobacco smokers...

28 posted on 03/10/2014 7:56:46 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: massmike
“People ripping the sign off"

That's what the faggot army tried doing to Barney's sign in the 70s


29 posted on 03/10/2014 7:58:33 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: massmike

Why would hippies ever want to enter a barber shop?


30 posted on 03/10/2014 7:58:51 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude
The only freedoms liberals really care about involves sex, drugs and general depravity.

And freedom from work and paying bills.

31 posted on 03/10/2014 8:01:12 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

None of the non-biological genders matter.

They claim now that they are “fluid” identities that you can CHOOSE to be male one day, self-identify as a butch female the next day, self-identify as a straight cross-dresser the next day, etc.

IF you want to go to court to change your legal name, you can insist that people use your new name. But just demanding that they call you whatever you decide to be that day is entertaining insanity.

IF the courts are going to recognize “sex change” paperwork (even though the SCIENCE is unchanged, the DNA remains the same), then any claims to “gender” difference must be made in court and held to. None of this “fluid” BS.


32 posted on 03/10/2014 8:05:24 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: MrEdd

The potheads will say that they only become violent when they are off their meds (which they claim they are not addicted to).


33 posted on 03/10/2014 8:06:31 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: onedoug
"Almost cut my hair, then it ran out on me..."


34 posted on 03/10/2014 8:08:18 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: Fresh Wind
Why would hippies ever want to enter a barber shop?

Their lawyers ask them to "clean up" before making a court appearance.

35 posted on 03/10/2014 8:09:15 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Some ‘freak flag’ that, these days.


36 posted on 03/10/2014 9:26:47 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: massmike

i would too


37 posted on 03/10/2014 10:08:31 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: onedoug

He hated his incarceration in Texas. It saved him from his crack cocaine addiction. His subsequent touring gave him good bread.


38 posted on 03/10/2014 3:45:41 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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