Here’s what’s happening on The Cannabist Show, episode No. 4:
Top cannabis news — An intriguing development coming out of Colorado recently is state representative Jonathan Singer’s admission that he envisions cannabis clubs coming to Colorado neighborhoods: “Eventually we will see cannabis clubs similar to bars.” And this is big news because right now all the tourists coming to Colorado hardly have a place where they can smoke or vape or eat the marijuana they’re legally purchasing. It’s something locals are passionate about too, and they argue that people who want to go out for a drink have plenty of options in spaces that are specifically licensed for serving alcohol. These cannabis clubs wouldn’t likely serve you marijuana — that’s what the pot shops are for — but they would act as a space where you can bring your own, hang with friends and meet some new people.
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Rep. Singer said something else that got our attention: “We need to treat marijuana like the drug it is, but not the drug that some people fear it to be.” Yes, that’s coming from a government official.
In other news, a Florida man found himself in a bit of a pickle earlier this week. 27-year-old Jesse Roepcke found himself facing a number of charges after police arrested him for allegedly pointing a laser into the eyes of oncoming drivers. Police also found drug paraphernalia on Roepcke, so he was already in jail by the time more charges were added. As he was going through the intake procedures, which include a strip search, an employee of the jail asked him to cough — and that’s when a bag containing a significant amount of a “leafy green substance” presented itself from his rectum. Eww.
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