Merry Christmas - Family gets $10,000 for expense of moving to Colorado for medical marijuana to treat daughter's seizures.
This should win the "Doing Good with Advertising" award of the year. MagicButter.com will reap abundunt reward.
Remember when Gov. Hickenlooper said he didn't want Colorado to become known as the MARIJUANA STATE? HoHoHo! That gift has already been delivered! Retail stores (Medicine Man and 3D mentioned so far) will be open next Wednesday. If you know of others for sure, please add them in the comments.
Strangely, a cloud hangs over this joyous occassion. As if to precipitate a calamity, these businesses have been denied banking services, armored trucks, and off-duty Denver police as security. This almost looks like a set-up for disaster.
"We'll let you open up for retail sales, but, hehe, cash only, and by the way, no armored trucks or off-duty cops."
I hate to say it, but it sounds like an open invitation to every meth-head with a gun. Perhaps Denver cops will be lurking nearby to nab those eager citizens "smoking in public" and will lend a hand in the event of any attempt at robbery.
Two questions come to mind: WHY are the citizens running a pot store being denied services available to all other citizens running stores? And WHY doesn't someone start a Pot Bank and include all of these services for hire? Oh, I forgot, that would take lawyers and lawyers have already been warned about providing services to this industry.
It takes a while to reverse a TABOO, but, taking the plants point of view as in "The Botany of Desire", cannabis is winning the battle. HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
UPDATE 2:Denver police won't actively seek pot-smoking scofflaws, chief says