Photos: Top ten jobs for soon-to-be-unemployed medical marijuana sign spinners

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Next Monday, despite threats of a lawsuit, the Denver City Council seems all but certain to impose a ban on medical marijuana outdoor advertising -- a proposal that seems to have been almost entirely motivated by antipathy toward sign spinners.

If the council lowers the boom, how will these MMJ spinners use their skills in the future? We've got ten ideas.

Number 10: School crossing guard

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This is a profession that could definitely use an infusion of style. Just be careful not to spin the sign at the wrong moment and accidentally direct the kids into the intersection.

Number 9: Karate Sensei

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Think about it: Sign spinners have the dexterity, the footwork and the arm strength needed to help students turn that belt black in no time flat. Watch out, large boards! Your days are numbered!

Number 8: Wave starter

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Far too many people who try to start waves at games lack the panache to do so, or the staying power to keep people jumping out of their seats long after the fun's over. For those reasons and more, sign spinners would be perfect for the job. The only problem is figuring out how to get paid for it.

Number 7: Plane director

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Go left! Go right! Circle around that 747! Just imagine how well a sign spinner could control the ground on an airport taxi area -- and how cool it would look from the air.

Page down to see more of our top ten jobs for soon-to-be-unemployed medical marijuana sign spinners.


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41 comments
Tony Barela
Tony Barela

I agree with mike. If you are an MMJ patient, then you know where you are going and can find it on the back pages of the westword

Kushwax420
Kushwax420

@DenverWestword get rid of 420 wellness sign spinners PLEASE !! They the worst weed ever!!

James Russell
James Russell

A toothless booze hound with a sign that says "I need vodka" is more annoying than an ad for a plant that is harmless.

Amelia Ebert
Amelia Ebert

I drive well enough were I would not be distracted by sign spinners. People should not drive if this is the case for them. Sign spinners are just one minor distraction on the road.

guest
guest

It is absolutely hilarious that our city council is eliminating jobs in the middle of the worst hiring market in history. I am sure these sign spinners are all qualified to take good high tech clean energy jobs. Yes, not having to drive by a sign spinner is worth eliminating dozens of jobs in the city. Nice work!

Anthony Bbi Valdez
Anthony Bbi Valdez

Spinning Signs are kinda gay for dispensarys to have someone outside spinning a 140oz sign ..im a mmj patient and I hate that shit...i.wont go into a dispensary if they have spinning signs.. again!.. it's just a sign that tells me your quality is weak... If you got a sign spinner than im guessing the weed is garbage!

Angela Criswell
Angela Criswell

What's the difference between them and any other sign spinner?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

#1 = Dispensary Reviewer for Westword

 

Bam!

Jon Stevens
Jon Stevens

If sign spinners annoy you, you have bigger fish to fry

sgreene420
sgreene420

Good job poking fun at people losing their job Michael. Class Act! 

Michele Parsons
Michele Parsons

ALL sign spinners annoy me and are a driving distraction ... I don't care what is on the sign.

Bengy Martinez
Bengy Martinez

The legalization if medical Maryjane has helped the Denver area on multiple levels. Revenue source for the state, crimes related to Maryjane in the past have decreased dramatically. It is helping many people with many legitimate health issues. The only reason I see a hidden objection, is one end of government is now losing revenue from drug busts of marijuana, and the now mostly privatized prison systems are seeing a slight drop in numbers as well. Do please explain to me why this has not been the right move? And why are more and more states now leaning toward legalization? Because its a statistically its a win all around!!!

Nicki Knight
Nicki Knight

The question should be sign spinner in general. But honestly its a job! Drivers should take more responsibility for their driving!

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

You forgot,

'Mop-Guy', at 'Pleasures'......

David Schultz
David Schultz

If we take away the sign spinners, who will the drivers with no attention span blame? Someone with a funny bumper sticker?

Jon Stevens
Jon Stevens

the complaints are stupid.. people need something to B*tch about

Jon Stevens
Jon Stevens

the complaints are stupid.. people need something to B*tch about

Ehron Moats
Ehron Moats

@paul : guess you should not drive if you cant watch the road to get through a road safely.

Ehron Moats
Ehron Moats

lets worry about the DIPS that try and drive and text DENVER not peoples JOBS.

Ehron Moats
Ehron Moats

its up to the ADULT to make the call , "Do i watch the sign or be Grown and drive and do the right thing. Its the drivers fault if he/she cant pay attention to the road and not someones JOB.

Redlon Timothy
Redlon Timothy

Part of just advertising like the cash for golden sign spinners or tattoo parlors.

Redlon Timothy
Redlon Timothy

Part of just advertising like the cash for golden sign spinners or tattoo parlors.

Jenny Castaneda
Jenny Castaneda

Who was high when they wrote that artical.. A cheerleader LOL

John Catdog
John Catdog

Nope who cares? They re working let them make some money in these rough times jesus. The cash for gold ones annoy me but like j rush said - better than begging for change

Paul Vincent Saurini
Paul Vincent Saurini

when I'm driving through an intersection, it should be about getting through safely and there shouldn't be any commercial distractions at that moment, particularly the spinning get your attention signs

Paul Vincent Saurini
Paul Vincent Saurini

it's against mmj, but the truth is that I have been distracted when driving my sign spinners. Sign spinners are different than a billboard.

Ehron Moats
Ehron Moats

if anyone thinks its ANNOYING then you dont support legal rights as an AMERICAN. A JOB IS A JOB , and for you that do complain i bet you wouldnt like if they came to your job and did it to you.

Cindy Hill
Cindy Hill

@Rachel: That can hardly be construed as the sign spinner's fault.

Cody Hill
Cody Hill

I am an employee at a dispensary and this is just dumb leave us medical patients alone

Ehron Moats
Ehron Moats

denver go F YOURSELF, its a job for some people to live take that and there is no HOPE for a FREE AMERICA

Rachel E. Casselman
Rachel E. Casselman

I got in an accident b/c the person behind me was distracted by a marijuana sign spinner.

JRush Vertigo
JRush Vertigo

sign spinners in general annoy the shit out of me... but it is employment. would you rather see that person spinning a sign thats begging for change?

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

 @guest Interesting point, Guest -- one we're going to highlight in an upcoming Comment of the Day post. Thanks.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @guest  ... dey tewk owr jawbz ... seal duh borderz ...

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

 @sgreene420 

Did they make you provide a copy of your middle school diploma before allowing into sign twirling class ?

OR

Was it out of pity for being one of Patrick Sullivan's original victims ???

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