We've got a followup to a post last November that spotlighted a 1922 Telluride Daily Journal blurb on Martinez Gonzales, who was arrested after Montrose cops found him growing herb in his front yard. Last we had heard, Gonzales was being held in jail until an evaluation on his sanity could be comple ... More >>
Big Tobacco was alive and well in 1908, promoting itself as the only thing that people should be putting in their pipes and lighting up. That's painfully clear in this 1908 article from the Telluride Daily Journal detailing substitutes for tobacco from around the world (notably in places inhabited b ... More >>
Martinez Gonzales apparently wasn't trying to hide his operation. This 1922 story from the Montrose Press via the Telluride Daily Journal says Gonzales was growing "Indian hemp or maraguana" out in his regular garden. It also says that cops thought Gonzales was using his own supply, "and that expl ... More >>
This week's Colorado Cannabis Time Capsule is a news brief from the Telluride Daily Journal from 1904 that's yet another example of the papers of the era slandering not only cannabis, but Mexicans as well. It's actually similar to another story from 1904 we recently shared with you, about two men g ... More >>
Though cannabis paranoia was alive and well years before this 1921 article was written, marijuana use was still dubbed a "new menace" facing people living along the Mexican border. According to this report, found in the Telluride Daily Journal, pot was thought to be a menace as great as opium. Eithe ... More >>
Here's one of the oldest examples of reefer madness we've dug up so far for Colorado Cannabis Time Capsule. This article, which ran August 24, 1904, in the Telluride Daily Journal (as well as several other small papers across the state later that week), frames marijuana as a plant that causes perman ... More >>
Alex Youshock.Alex Youshock, an appropriately named 17-year old, has been identified as the person arrested yesterday for bombing his old school, San Mateo's Hillsdale High; no one was injured in the attacks. And predictably, the word "Columbine" figures in much of the coverage, even though n ... More >>
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Ed Phillips runs the last little ore house in town.