Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Rocky Mountain High


More marijuana joints than Starbucks?  Maybe they should combine businesses.

Truly an accomplishment for Denver to be proud of.

Smoke screener
Critic cuts through haze on Denver’s medical marijuana beat
By Justin Rocket Silverman - The Daily

DENVER — The Mile High City is getting higher all the time.

There are now more medical marijuana dispensaries in Denver than there are Starbucks. Glossy guidebooks list nearly 300 locations where Colorado’s 125,000 residents who have been prescribed medical marijuana can get their “medicine.” Many offer a free joint to new customers, allowing them to sample exotic strains like Jah Kush, Golden Goat and Romulan Cotton Candy.

Local smokers even have a professional critic to help them navigate the gauntlet of bongs, pipes and vaporizers, or make that essential choice between Super Silver Haze and Purple Passion.

The critic’s pen name is William Breathes; he keeps his real identity secret to ensure he gets the same treatment as any other patient.

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