DJ Ishe's thoughts on legalizing marijuana

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Jawbreaker photography

From his involvement with the Whomp Truck to his efforts in helping the dubstep movement progress in Denver, DJ Ishe is a household name in this city. He's also an marijuana advocate who knows firsthand what the plant can do to help others, even though he himself hasn't smoked in over a decade and has made a concerted effort since to maintain sobriety. In advance of 4/20 this weekend, we caught up with Ishe, who works at a dispensary, to get his thoughts on the legalization of marijuana as a non-imbiber.

See also:
- DJ Ishe wants you to unplug from society
- The 4/20 party list: Where to get your, ahem, green on in Denver this weekend
- Slightly Stoopid's Miles Doughty on playing Red Rocks on 4/20 and couch-lock ganja


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Five things Justin Bieber should know before getting blunted in Denver

Categories: High Country

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Screenshot from TMZ.

If you haven't seen it yet on TMZ, the Biebs was evidently caught unaware smoking the doob in a hotel room in Newport Beach last week. OMG, right?! Lucky for the teen heartthrob -- in town tonight with his protege Carly Rae Jepsen for a sold-out show at the Pepsi Center -- while the rest of the world collectively gasps at this alleged indiscretion, here in the Mile High City, we're more likely to be appalled by his music than the fact that he was toking up. Just the same, here's a tip sheet of sorts for the Biebs, just in case he thinks about sparking up while he's here.

See also:
- Slide show: Bieber and Beliebers at the Pepsi Center
- Marijuana legalized: Lady Gaga and other Twitter reactions
- Did Freddie Gibbs make it to DIA without having his weed confiscated?


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Getting stoned with Brandon Taylor

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Rukes

Our state recently made history by voting to legalize marijuana for recreational use. In honor of this momentous occasion -- and while the specific legalities are being ironed out with the feds -- we thought we'd take a few minutes to catch up with various members of our musical community, the known imbibers, to get their thoughts on the whole issue. Today, we talk with Brandon Taylor, a music photographer and scene personality, and get his thoughts on the new legalities of smoking the ganja.

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- Getting stoned with MU$A
- Getting stoned with Mr. Midas
- Getting stoned with Kruza Kid
- Getting stoned with Two Fresh
- Getting stoned with Wheelchair Sports Camp
- Marijuana legalized: Lady Gaga and other Twitter reactions

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Getting stoned with MU$A

Categories: High Country

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Our state recently made history by voting to legalize marijuana for recreational use. In honor of this momentous occasion -- and while the specific legalities are being ironed out with the feds -- we thought we'd take a few minutes to catch up with various members of our musical community, the known imbibers, and get their thoughts on the whole issue. Today we spark up with MU$A, whom we caught up with while he was working on his Sagittarius shindig this Saturday night at NORAD.

See also:
- Getting stoned with Mr. Midas
- Getting stoned with Kruza Kid
- Getting stoned with Two Fresh
- Getting stoned with Wheelchair Sports Camp
- Marijuana legalized: Lady Gaga and other Twitter reactions


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Pot 107.1, Denver's Dope Hits, gets extinguished to make room for the return of Jack FM

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Brian Landis Folkins

Well, that was short-lived. Turns out Pot 107, presumed to be the first marijuana-themed terrestrial radio station, was an aberration after all, as suspected, and not a actual format. If you tuned in to the 107.1 frequency this morning hoping to hear Denver's Dope Hits, rather than hearing an endless loop of ganja goodness, you were no doubt greeted by the return of the ever-so-brief Jack format, which has, of course, moved over from its previous 105.5 frequency into the Max Media stable. Alas, despite Pot 107's being a genius and completely plausible proposition here with the impending legalization of marijuana, the company that brought us the Pole, all-stripper radio, pulled another fast one. Nice one, dudes. Gotta love the seemingly never-ending radio hijinks.

See also:
- Marijuana legalized: Lady Gaga and other Twitter reactions
- In honor of Amendment 64: Ten stoner anthems, overt hip-hop odes to Mary Jane
- Did Freddie Gibbs make it to DIA without having his weed confiscated?


Only in Denver: Behold Pot 107.1, first marijuana-themed (terrestrial) radio station

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Brian Landis Folkins
Cypress Hill might as well just move here at this point.

Okay, this next item seems almost too preposterous to be true. You ready? Brace yourself. It seems that Hot 107.1, the EDM-centric radio station on the right of your dial, is now, ahem, Pot 107.1. If this were April Fool's Day, we'd assume that this was a joke. Moreover, if the station was, say, to be flipping formats -- a rumor we heard in passing -- we wouldn't put it past the powers-that-be to do something gimmicky like this in the interim. (Anybody remember the Pole, all-stripper radio? Yeah, this is the same company that did that.) So who knows? This is Denver. Stranger shit has happened. If you'd have told us that weed would be legal, we would've given you a big old GTFO! But then, well, that happened.

See also:
- Marijuana legalized: Lady Gaga and other Twitter reactions
- In honor of Amendment 64: Ten stoner anthems, overt hip-hop odes to Mary Jane
- Did Freddie Gibbs make it to DIA without having his weed confiscated?


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Getting stoned with Mr. Midas

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Justin Rodriguez

Our state recently made history by voting to legalize marijuana for recreational use. In honor of this momentous occasion -- and while the specific legalities are being ironed out with the feds -- we thought we'd take a few minutes to catch up with various members of our musical community, the known imbibers, and get their thoughts on the whole issue. Today we spark up with Mr. Midas, whom we caught up with while he was recording material for his next project, Red Cards, Green Bottles.

See also:
- Getting stoned with Kruza Kid
- Getting stoned with Two Fresh
- Getting stoned with Wheelchair Sports Camp
- Marijuana legalized in Colorado: Big Gigantic posts dope new tune to mark the occasion
- Marijuana legalized: Lady Gaga and other Twitter reactions
- In honor of Amendment 64: Ten stoner anthems, overt hip-hop odes to Mary Jane
- A 4/20 playlist from marijuana critic William Breathes
- Stoner MacGyver: Music and marijuana make great bongfellows
- Did Freddie Gibbs make it to DIA without having his weed confiscated?


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Getting stoned with Kruza Kid

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Britt Chester

For some, smoking marijuana is as much of a lifestyle as it is a necessity. For others, it's all about just rolling up a fatty, sitting back with some music and just chillin' on the herb. Last week, of course, our state made history by voting to legalize marijuana for recreational use. In honor of this momentous occasion -- and while the specific legalities are being ironed out with the feds -- we thought we'd take a few minutes to catch up with various members of our musical community, the known imbibers, and get their thoughts on the whole issue. We sparked up last night with Kruza Kid (aka Zack Karuzas) before his show with Asher Roth at Cervantes' Other Side and got his thoughts on the impending legislation.

See also:
- Getting stoned with Two Fresh
- Getting stoned with Wheelchair Sports Camp
- Marijuana legalized in Colorado: Big Gigantic posts dope new tune to mark the occasion
- Marijuana legalized: Lady Gaga and other Twitter reactions
- In honor of Amendment 64: Ten stoner anthems, overt hip-hop odes to Mary Jane
- A 4/20 playlist from marijuana critic William Breathes
- Music and marijuana make great bongfellows
- Did Freddie Gibbs make it to DIA without having his weed confiscated?

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Getting stoned with Two Fresh

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Cinesthetics

Our first memories of getting stoned are exactly like that little piece of resin behind the stem in your bong: No matter how hard you try, it will never go away. The first time getting high opens a world of wonders. Whether you were cruising around in a homie's ride or sitting in a basement rippin' a joint and listening to Cypress Hill -- your first time always resonates. Last week, of course, our state made history by voting to legalize marijuana for recreational use. In honor of this momentous occasion -- and while the specific legalities are being ironed out with the feds -- we thought we'd take a few minutes to catch up with various members of our musical community, the known imbibers, and get their thoughts on the whole issue. Today, the brothers in Two Fresh talk to us about their first time smoking and give us their thoughts on the impending legislation.

See also:
- Getting stoned with Kruza Kid
- Getting stoned with Wheelchair Sports Camp
- Marijuana legalized in Colorado: Big Gigantic posts dope new tune to mark the occasion
- Marijuana legalized: Lady Gaga and other Twitter reactions
- In honor of Amendment 64: Ten stoner anthems, overt hip-hop odes to Mary Jane
- A 4/20 playlist from marijuana critic William Breathes
- Music and marijuana make great bongfellows
- Did Freddie Gibbs make it to DIA without having his weed confiscated?

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Getting stoned with Wheelchair Sports Camp

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Photo Roadies

A week ago today, our homeland, the fine state of Colorado, made history by voting to legalize marijuana for recreational use. In honor of this momentous occasion -- and while the specific legalities are being ironed out with the feds -- we thought we'd take a few minutes to catch up with various members of our musical community, the known imbibers, and get their thoughts on the whole issue. Shortly after one of their recent gigs, we retired to the alley with members of Wheelchair Sports Camp to smoke a joint and talk about their first time getting high, getting busted in Texas and why Colorado's potheads are more zealous than Washington's. Predictably, our conversation was full of passion and forgetfulness.

See also:
- Getting stoned with Kruza Kid
- Getting stoned with Two Fresh
- Tip sheet: Q&A with Kalyn Heffernan of Wheelchair Sports Camp
- Marijuana legalized in Colorado: Big Gigantic posts dope new tune to mark the occasion
- Marijuana legalized: Lady Gaga and other Twitter reactions
- In honor of Amendment 64: Ten stoner anthems, overt hip-hop odes to Mary Jane
- A 4/20 playlist from marijuana critic William Breathes
- Music and marijuana make great bongfellows
- Did Freddie Gibbs make it to DIA without having his weed confiscated?


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