Doubts about whether demand for recreational marijuana would cover the cost of the program put in place to regulate its sale appear to have been unfounded, at least during its early stages. Evidence comes via Governor John Hickenlooper, who's come up with a plan to spend recreational-pot tax revenu ... More >>
Being a rock star is clearly overrated. While the romanticized version makes you think it's all-night parties with all-you-can-eat pizza, followed by decadent, diabetic-coma-worthy binges of hot fudge speedballs, when you pull back the curtain, the sanitized, actualized version is closer to a Sunday ... More >>
Finally, something floating around the cesspool of Facebook that we can care about enough to actually unify over. The "Judgmental Denver map" appeared in my newsfeed yesterday and has since been reposted at least forty times by people I know -- people who either think it's funny or are pissed becaus ... More >>
Want to try the lamb chops that Governor John Hickenlooper sent to Maryland Governor John O'Malley after losing a bet on the Broncos/Ravens game? Mary and David Miller, owners of Triple M Bar Ranch, will be in Boulder on Saturday, January 26, delivering meat to chefs -- and while they're parked at t ... More >>
Triple M sheep, destined for Maryland?Governor John Hickenlooper is grilling lamb chops on the steps of the State Capitol this afternoon, in advance of mailing a package of a dozen lamb chops from the Triple M Bar Ranch in Manzanola to Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, to settle their bet on last S ... More >>
On November 6, Coloradans overwhelmingly approved Amendment 64, prompting Governor John Hickenlooper to note that the feds still consider pot illegal, so the state's residents shouldn't "break out the Cheetos or Goldfish" yet. But that same day, an Aspen resident took aim at Goldfish, filing a suit ... More >>
Has Colorado's official tourism effort gone to pot? A new video posted on YouTube suggests that, and it only makes sense: After all, not only did the state's voters approve Amendment 64, which makes recreational pot use legal in Colorado, but the state tourism office just hosted meetings on agritour ... More >>
Late on November 6, after Coloradans had voted overwhelmingly to legalize recreational use of marijuana, Governor John Hickenlooper warned that given federal law, the state's residents shouldn't "break out the Cheetos or Goldfish too quickly." But that very day, as it turns out, another Coloradan ha ... More >>
Although Amendment 64 passed last week, Governor John Hickenlooper has told us not to bring out the Cheetos and Goldfish just yet. But apparently people need a firmer reminder that there are more hurdles to be surmounted -- and we're not just talking about the feds -- before pot shops can open in Co ... More >>
Update below: After the passage of Amendment 64, Governor John Hickenlooper issued a statement advising folks to wait before breaking out the Cheetos and Goldfish -- an unexpected remark that quickly inspired its own Twitter hash tag. Now, a photo has surfaced featuring Hickenlooper posing with thes ... More >>
If you had any doubt that the passage of Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, would turn proponent Mason Tvert into a national figure, look no further than this weekend's episode of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher. Maher, a vocal supporter of marijuana policy reform, devoted seven ... More >>
Love it when people can't keep their thoughts to themselves for one second longer and just have to spew? Then you'll love the Rants & Raves category on Denver Craigslist, which regularly features declarations that vacillate from sensible to downright loony. We picked and photo-illustrated ten of the ... More >>
After the passage of Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, Governor John Hickenlooper released a statement advising folks who voted for the proposal to wait before they break out the Cheetos and Goldfish. But he recognizes that the question of federal intervention over the measure i ... More >>
With the passage of Amendment 64 -- which legalizes recreational marijuana in the state of Colorado -- I know I'm not the only one looking forward to the vast array and variety of weed-infused edibles that one day we'll be able to prepare at home -- and maybe even order. Will we see a green-light sp ... More >>
In responding to the passage of Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, Governor John Hickenlooper said, "Federal law still says marijuana is an illegal drug so don't break out the Cheetos or [Goldfish] too quickly." And like magic, a new phrase was born, and so was a new Twitter acco ... More >>
The green rush is on -- 150 years after fortune-hunters rushed to the Rockies in search of gold. On Tuesday, Colorado voters passed Amendment 64, cementing this state's reputation as the cannabis capitol of the country. That vote should certainly light up a convention scheduled months ago that start ... More >>
Colorado has an official State Dance (square), an official State Fossil (stegosaurus) and not one, but two official State Songs ("Where the Columbines Grow" and "Rocky Mountain High"). It has no official food -- but Governor John Hickenlooper's reference to favorite munchie snacks could soon change ... More >>
Governor John Hickenlooper gave this election a real sound bite when he warned that the passage of Amendment 64 doesn't change the fact that "federal law still says marijuana is an illegal drug, so don't break out the Cheetos or [Goldfish] too quickly."
Will one of Colorado's craft breweries dare to make a pot-infused beer now that Amendment 64 has passed? Probably. After all, cannabis and hops are cousins in the plant world and there are plenty of Colorado types who enjoy both vices. But there are already a couple of beers that have hitched themse ... More >>
Of all the things on the planet to get people's knickers in a twist, this week it happens to be Flamin' Hot Cheetos. Several public schools in California, New Mexico and Illinois have banned these spicy red snacks, claiming they are unhealthy, germy, messy, addictive and salty. Sure, a tiny bag of F ... More >>
Some local restaurants are offering special deals in honor of this unofficial holiday, which could be worthwhile whether you have the munchies or not...
When money and ethics collide, the crash is usually fun to watch. But when you throw public school meals into that mix, you get an ugly food fight with few winners and lots of losers -- and those losers are kids who are just trying to eat their lunches and get to recess.
There is nothing wrong with being a food snob. Food snobs offer valuable services to their communities, such as market insight, educated opinions and keeping the restaurant industry honest and on its toes. But still, there are always some culi-nazis pissing in the crab bisque; food snows who take th ... More >>
"Most people think someone who wants to end marijuana prohibition sits on the couch eating Cheetos and watching bad TV all day -- someone who isn't necessarily a motivated person," says Georgia Edson. "And that's so untrue." This message helps power Run on Grass, Edson's new organization, which aim ... More >>
Set the steam-powered wayback machine to the future.As a precursor to AnomalyCon, Denver's first big steampunk convention, we brought you on Thursday some easy tips for steampunking everything, including your toilet paper dispenser and your cat. From the looks of it, folks took that advice to ... More >>
While party people are likely celebrating Fat Tuesday by hitting the streets and getting sucker punched by as much beers as their gut can handle, some of us prefer to spend our days indoors consuming mass amounts of media and feeling sorry for ourselves for not having any friends. Thankfully, ... More >>
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A Flickr photoOn Earth Day, we vow to pick up after our next beer-pong game in Wash Park. They're only baby steps, but hopefully these ten small tokens of our appreciation for Mother Earth will add up to one slightly larger and biodegradable token. 10. Planting a tree and then neglecting it until ... More >>
QdobaMunchies were the best invention ever. You know -- the snack bags stuffed with a combination of Doritos, Sun Chips, Rold Gold pretzels and Cheetos. Eating an entire bag of any singular item is so mundane, but Munchies offered variety: They added texture to an otherwise monotonous crunch. ... More >>
Now serving: Renegade Lunch Lady Ann Cooper, who's taking on the Boulder Valley School District. Cooper is known nationally as an advocate for healthier school lunches for children, and has already created greatly improved nutritional meal programs in New York and at the Berkeley Unified School ... More >>
Despite the obvious enthusiasm for its legalization -- see today's rallies in Denver, Boulder, Santa Cruz and other hemp-friendly havens -- marijuana is still technically illegal. So it behooves us to consider that it might sometimes be advisable to, you know, hide it. Many have tried. And many have ... More >>
State senator Dave Schultheis, a Colorado Springs Republican, has long been an expert at saying things that slacken jaws -- but he truly outdid himself yesterday, when he spoke out against legislation that would require pregnant women to receive HIV tests in order to prevent their babies from being ... More >>
The nature of print media is strange these days. Pages shrivel and shrink, then disappearÂ altogether, while paid positions dry up like teens on Proactiv, resulting in a frenzied scramble toward writers and editors doing more with less, pissed off at their frozen salaries yet unable to bitch about i ... More >>
Once again, allow Westword to clarify: Jeff Peckman and Stan Romanek have not released the full video of their peeping tom alien. Peckman merely showed it to the media at a Denver press conference in late May, but would only allow still photos. So if you've seen a two minute clip of a little alien ... More >>
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