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Reader: When Whitey Wants His Weed, He Can Visit a Shady Neighborhood and Get Mugged

A new CU Denver study found that NIMBY regulations in affluent areas tend to push medical marijuana dispensaries into lower-income neighborhoods despite a lack of evidence that such businesses impact localities any more than do coffee shops. Our post on the topic proved to be a conversation starter, with this reader's take being among the most provocative.

See also: Marijuana Study: NIMBY Rules Push Many Denver Dispensaries Into Low-Income Areas

Jose Montoya writes:

That is okay, when whitey wants to get his weed, he can roll into a shady ass area, and risk getting his ass mugged. Because he thought his neighborhood was too nice.

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