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My first few hours in Colorado were pretty miserable. Even though my wife and I arrived in mid-May, it was freezing. The skies were a dull, impenetrable gray. A chilly mix of snow and rain fell with increasing steadiness. We drove through a depressing landscape of gas stations, car dealerships and fast food joints to our final destination – an anonymous Days Inn on the outskirts of Boulder. We both wondered if our decision...
Proving that the only thing worse than a New York Times columnist not on drugs is a New York Times columnist on drugs, Maureen Dowd decided to tackle that most pernicious of illicit substances: marijuana. Yes, everyone's favorite chardonnay-swilling, green corduroy jean-wearing Op-Ed columnist flew out to Colorado, where marijuana has now been legal for several months, and decided to drink the Kool-Aid, or, you know, eat the pot candy bar, as it were. In a column with...
As news organizations do, the Daily News recently sent a reporter on an investigative mission to Colorado to check out this whole legalized marijuana thing. It went just about as well as you'd expect it to, which is to say, very. "The whole transaction felt more like ordering a sandwich at a deli counter than buying black market narcotics," Justin Rocket Silverman writes. "In fact, the customer service was much better at the marijuana shop than...
Last month, news broke that the Denver Post would be creating a "marijuana editor" position in response to Colorado's impending, full-blown legalization of the drug (it was one of two states to do so in recent elections). Lots of jokes followed, inevitably (and we still maintain we'd love to sift through the stack of rejected cover letters), so much so that it required this sort of bittersweet New York Times follow-up in which the...

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