Police believe a recent home invasion in Golden in which a middle-school teacher was critically wounded happened because three suspects looking for $10,000 in drugs and cash went to the wrong address.
Initial reports didn't specify that the drug in question was marijuana, but plenty of those who responded to our post about the incident assumed that it was.
And that launched a debate among our readers about whether the proliferation of cannabis in Colorado can be blamed for the crime and others like it.
This one thinks the problem isn't too much access and availability, but not enough. Here's his take.
Mark Bromley writes:
That's just the obvious crime due to over-priced legalized pot narcotics. The real crime is the over-priced pot and the drug mafia cartels running that evil empire in Colorado. If pot was legal, it should be sold in every store that has tobacco and alcohol products like a pack of smokes. 20 j's to a pack for $3.50 at most. After all, the plant grows faster than its demand.
Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.