Marijuana: Boulder's Dandelion Dispensary reopens after bizarre bear-mace robbery

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Big photos below.
Just checked in with the Boulder Police Department, and spokeswoman Kim Kobel tells us there have been no arrests or new developments regarding the investigation into a bizarre robbery at the Dandelion Dispensary, a Boulder marijuana shop.

But at least the Dandelion has reopened after an extensive cleanup necessitated by the perpetrator's choice of weapon: bear mace.

Our William Breathes reviewed the Dandelion in May 2012. "For being so out in the open, the Dandelion," located at 845 Walnut Street, "is relatively low-key," he wrote. "No neon green paint on the walls or massive pot leaves on its signs. Instead, the shop fits well with its funky off-Pearl Street surroundings.

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Outside the Dandelion Dispensary, from the shop's website.
"The shop is next door to the funky Nepali/Tibetan restaurant Sherpa's, itself a quaint house-turned-business along a stretch of Walnut; it's painted blue and white and adorned with Tibetan flags," Breathes continued. "In comparison, Dandelion's small green cross, unassuming sign and scattering of wind chimes and chairs out on the old front porch don't really stand out much at all.

"Which is nice. Walking in off the street doesn't seem to garner any 'They're going to buy some weed' stares from passersby. Of course, that could just be ganja-tolerant Boulder in general.... But the shop feels like it's at home in the community."

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Inside the Dandelion.
This setting makes what happened just prior to closing time this past Thursday, January 3, even more disturbing.

At 6:56 p.m., according to the BPD, a man knocked on the Dandelion's front door, and the employee who opened it soon discovered he was up to no good. Not only was the suspect wearing a mask over his face, but he carried a FedEx box and what's described as a large can of bear repellent -- the sort of stuff capable of dissuading a charging animal from attacking.

Continue for more about the robbery at the Dandelion Dispensary, including surveillance photos.


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Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

The store should name it's next new strand, 'Bear Mace' !

'This shit will KICK YOUR ASS' & have you running out the door for air !!!!

Again, glass 1/2 full ...........

Testacleese
Testacleese

Thanks for the update, Michael. It's good to see that they are back up and able to continue assisting their patients. Best of luck to them.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

If the MMED was doing its job, they'd impound and destroy ALL the contaminated "medicine" at that store to protect the health and welfare of the hapless patients.

CoreyDonahue
CoreyDonahue

GREAT PROPAGANDA!!!!

The BPD can´t find some one who robbed a store.  So, call the WASTEWORD they will print another story for Law Enforcement, just like they PROPAGANDIZED for Law Enforcement when the squellshed people´s first amendment rights during the 4/20 protest this year!!

http://www.westword.com/search/results/keyword:boulder+4%7C20+rally/type:all/

Good job WASTEWORD, you are to stupid to realize we can look up past reporting, not a good look for PROPAGANDISTS when we can rebuff your PROPAGANDA.

ALSO WHERE IS THE CONVERSATION BETWEEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND NIXONLOOPER REGARDING HTE IMPLEMENTIAON OF A64?



kommonsense
kommonsense

@CoreyDonahue 

If you're going to call somebody stupid, please, PLEASE...do so correctly.

"...you are to stupid..."

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