What initially seemed like a huge publicity score has turned into a challenge for Olivia Mannix and Jennifer DeFalco, founders of the marijuana PR firm Cannabrand. A quote attributed to Mannix that reads in part, "We're weeding out the stoners" caused a backlash that led to a client very publicly dr ... More >>
Today at noon in Denver, the unveiling of a billboard inspired by New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd's unhappy experience with pot edibles will serve as the official launch of Consume Responsibly, a new campaign intended to counter decades worth of pot misinformation with practical facts about ca ... More >>
Straight off the cooling rack, the pie hit all the right notes. Its filling was gooey and sweet, full of chewy chunks of apple; its Dutch-style crust crumbly and buttery, with pleasant herbal overtones. This pie wouldn't have been out of place at a family picnic or Thanksgiving dinner -- if not for ... More >>
The New York Times editorial board is calling for the repeal of the prohibition against pot, and its stance had all the talking heads yapping yesterday. Times editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal went on ABC's This Week yesterday morning to discuss the "High Times" series, and host Jon Karl asked ... More >>
Our post about a new pot-edibles education campaign noted that the idea was inspired in part by the reaction to New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd's account of a bad edibles experience in Denver. Many of our readers were directly critical of Dowd for not following serving-size recommendations -- ... More >>
Last month, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd shared a bad experience with a marijuana edible during a visit to Colorado, joking (maybe) that such items be stamped with a "stoned skull and bones." The Dowd piece, coupled with other negative news stories linked to edibles use, is among the inspi ... More >>
Between the hotel-room antics of Maureen Dowd and a tragic pot-related tourist death and a fatal shooting earlier this year, marijuana's national image has taken some heavy hits recently. All of those incidents involved edibles -- and like members of any industry, marijuana salespeople (medical and ... More >>
Most politicians like to hear themselves talk, but Mayor Michael Hancock may have taken an appreciation for his own voice to a new level over the past three years. During that time, the mayor has recorded at least seventeen messages that been played inside the terminal trains at Denver International ... More >>
A reader comment inspired by New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd's bad experience with a pot edible attracted plenty of additional takes. Most of them weren't terribly kind to Dowd, but this one defends her and others who react poorly to such products.
Our recent post about New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd's bad experience with pot edibles, which she suggested be stamped with a skull and bones (maybe a joke, maybe not), got a lot of folks talking. Here's a comment from a reader who thinks Dowd may be better off using substances that are more ... More >>
Media outlets have been reporting for months (or longer, in the case of Westword) about how law enforcement officers in Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Oklahoma and other Colorado border states are stopping cars with green-and-white license plates more often since the legalization of marijuana here. (One ... More >>
The New York Times has just hit the Colorado marijuana scene with a one-two punch. First was a weekend piece about the "downside of a legal high" that NORML executive director Allen St. Pierre specifically cited as dubious in a recent Westword interview. And now, columnist Maureen Dowd is sharing h ... More >>
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 >>
Although Governor John Hickenlooper opposed Amendment 64, he signed the marijuana measure into law after Colorado voters approved it in 2012. But that doesn't mean he's reached a happy place regarding the law. Far from it: In a column by the New York Times' Maureen Dowd, Hick talks negatively about ... More >>
On Tuesday, at 12:29 a.m., just as Colorado began celebrating the New Year, Senator Michael Bennet's staff released a statement explaining why, in a break from his Democratic colleagues and the president, he voted against the plan to avert the fiscal cliff. The decision made him one of only eight se ... More >>
The Book of Mormon was the brainchild of two Coloradans, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, who first burst on the national scene with South Park. But other locals also got lucky with the musical. Longtime Denver lobbyist Leo Boyle actually invested in it. "It's one of the few things I've done right in my ... More >>
A feature article about the difficulties facing the up-for-sale Rocky Mountain News plus a sidebar about Rocky journalists who could land at the Denver Post and a piece about the Rocky-Post joint operating agreement appear in the December 11 Westword. As a bonus, we're also offering a series of outt ... More >>
This past weekend, the New York Times published "A Penny For My Thoughts? ," a Maureen Dowd column that focused on James Macpherson, publisher of the online publication Pasadena Now. To save money, Dowd writes, Macpherson sacked his staff of seven Pasadena-based staffers and replaced them with six c ... More >>
A white leading man in a black movie? That is something new.
The Denver dailies' editorial sections often have a New York state of mind.
You can tell the difference between the Post and the News -- but you've got to look awfully close.