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Photos: High Times blames owner for now-cleaned-up Cannabis Cup mess

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Big photos below.
As we reported yesterday, the River North-area site of the High Times Cannabis Cup was left trashed after the event throughout Earth Day, irritating neighbors and putting a black mark on the cannabis community. A group of volunteers and a cleaning crew from the Exdo Center, where the event took place, worked through the snow to render the field spotless -- or as spotless as a dirt field can be -- as High Times and center supervisors took turns denying that they'd dropped the ball.

Here's a photo of what the field looked like on Monday; we've included more below.

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A crew of guys from Platte Valley -- the lone dispensaries that had left a massive display setup behind -- had caught wind of the mess Monday night on social media and were out early with attorney Warren Edson, who lives in the neighborhood. By 2 p.m., a massive cleanup effort was under way, with more than a dozen volunteers -- many from dispensaries, including Pink House, which left a huge pink couch behind -- all chipping in to get the park clean.

Warren Edson snapped this (fuzzy) pic during the cleanup:

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Warren Edson.
EXDO manager Andrew Feinstein, with whom we spoke yesterday, was not concerned with blame, saying he would rather focus on the community cleanup effort that took place. He posted the following on Facebook after the cleanup:
I want to express my many many thanks to our amazing EXDO crew, the volunteers who came out and friends like Warren Edson and Kevin Preblud for helping to clean up the neighboring lot here in RiNo. The weather proved difficult but we got it done. Lunch at Jake's on me.
This photo shows the site after the cleanup:

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Andrew Feinstein.
Meanwhile, High Times representatives responded to the mess with a press release in which they said they paid the property's owner "handsomely" for use of the site and clean up afterward.

For that reason, they feel they are taking an unfair amount of blame for someone else's mistake.

Continue for the High Times take, more photos of the clean up, and shots of the original mess.


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stuka1
stuka1

Unbelievable that WW considered any of this to be newsworthy at all.

How very small-town.


nemopunk15
nemopunk15 topcommenter

Any time thousands of people gather, those thousands produce thousands of pounds of trash. That is a simple fact of reality. Now if HT really paid the landlord upfront to take care of all the trash, then the only story here is that the owner took a snow day or 2 before handling his own responsibilities.


I have heard people making the same complaints about the event at Civic Center, as if the crowd and all the clean up crews had not been chased out of the park by a thug with a gun. 


Reality applies to marijuana.

Bud Ford
Bud Ford

Aye, this was shameful and a black eye to anyone taking the industry seriously.

Matt Mega C
Matt Mega C

The fact that such a mess was left in the first place is disgusting. Do attendees not know of a trash can? Do vendors not need to pick up their own trash? Sloppy Sloppy Sloppy. And then blame the landlord? Embarassing.

barbrimustdie
barbrimustdie

So, if the owner of these places is all the same guy, what you are saying is that the private property owner had garbage on his own private property (bears repeating) for about 2 days which coincided with a snow storm and then immediately cleaned it up? Why is this a story at all?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Profiteering HighTimes Pimps + Puerile Pot Punks = EPIC Public Relations FAIL!


Guerilla Garden
Guerilla Garden

It's not cleaned up....Go see for yourself...it still looked messed up last night.

tbdmiuns
tbdmiuns

Did this post really need to include 4 separate pages with pictures of garbage? The answer is no, it did not.

ThinkAboutIT
ThinkAboutIT

@stuka1 

Whats unbelievable is how you fail to realize you've beomce a troll no better than Donkey Hotay. Take your own advice and "have something better to do with" your time. 

stuka1
stuka1

@Bud Ford  

Oh, please. Mountains out of molehills much, idiot?

stuka1
stuka1

@Matt Mega C ...because concert-goers at Red Rocks and Mile High leave it spotless at the end of the show.


Oh, wait.


hth fucking idiot

El_Derpo
El_Derpo

@tbdmiuns <<<=== derp denial

yep.
yep.

@ThinkAboutIT @stuka1 When you examine the banter between the two, and the amount of posts and time they both spend on here, its becoming quite apparent that "they" are the same person. Total mental cases, and total losers.

tbdmiuns
tbdmiuns

@El_Derpo Why? This post could have easily just been two pages with pictures. 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1 @ThinkAboutIT

... With the jawbone of an ass, heaps upon heaps, with the jaw of an ass have I slain a thousand men.

stuka1
stuka1

@yep.   Oh, look, another sock puppet.  Eat shit.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@yep. @ThinkAboutIT @stuka1

""When you stare into the abyss the abyss stares back at you"

stuka1 has become Donkey's Doppelgänger ... and the affliction is now irreversibly malignant.



stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay <==== reduced to spouting out-of-context copypasta, again.  FAIL!

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1 = prevaricating prohibitionist puke


@stuka1 "ANYTHING is illegal under 21 with A64 for rec purposes"

@suka1 "The fact is, I'm fine with kids 18-21 not being able to buy it"

stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay  <=== prohibitionist whiny pussy troll, still mad about Prohibition's HUGE LOSS with A64, half a year later

Braaap
Braaap

@DonkeyHotay Nice try, but youre *not* a critic- youre just an ordinary asshole with nothing worthwhile to say. Ever.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@yep. "your lives are based on responding to the actual work that others have taken the time and effort to do"

Same as any Critic, whether they be a marijuana critic, restaurant critic or movie critic.


yep.
yep.

@stuka1 @DonkeyHotayLoser @DonkeyHotay aw, you poor sexless little troll- you and hotay are the same. You live on here, spewing your worthless 'words' that have no point. Maybe if you took a shower, went outside, and actually *did* something, your lives wouldnt be so worthless and empty- like they are now. Seriously- you need some kind of counseling for your obsessive and creepy behavior. You quite clearly have *nothing* going on in your life when we see you respond to literally every single post, sometimes within minutes of each other. Youre in a pathetic little bubble that has no silver lining, and your lives are based on responding to the actual work that others have taken the time and effort to do. There is no justification in your existence, you have a very lonely and pointless life. Get help.

stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotayLoser

@DonkeyHotay And yet here you are, sexless, unemployed, pathetic, trolling the site every day on every article with your worthless vitriol and ignorance. Its no wonder why you dont have a partner- youre obviously obsessive, obtuse, and have a lack of intelligence surpassed by few. Why are you complaining about the site when you practically live on here, day after day after day? Dont shit where you eat, little troll. Maybe go outside once in awhile, get a hobby, maybe try growing a brain. Try finding something that you can actually offer, because you clearly have nothing to offer here- or in any other capacity in life. In short- get a life, you pathetic, cowardly, moronic loser.

QFTMFT.

DonkeyHotayLoser
DonkeyHotayLoser

@DonkeyHotay And yet here you are, sexless, unemployed, pathetic, trolling the site every day on every article with your worthless vitriol and ignorance. Its no wonder why you dont have a partner- youre obviously obsessive, obtuse, and have a lack of intelligence surpassed by few. Why are you complaining about the site when you practically live on here, day after day after day? Dont shit where you eat, little troll. Maybe go outside once in awhile, get a hobby, maybe try growing a brain. Try finding something that you can actually offer, because you clearly have nothing to offer here- or in any other capacity in life. In short- get a life, you pathetic, cowardly, moronic loser. 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@tbdmiuns @El_Derpo 

WW gets paid by page views (ads served) so the current commercial paradigm is to create as many different pages as possible from as little content as possible -- hence the vapid Top Ten Lists that are 10 different pages with one item each.

It's pathetic, but that's what the Failbook/Twitwit ADD Generation willingly consumes, so that's what Madison Ave will serve.

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