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Patriots fans in Denver for game scoring plenty of legal pot

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No matter how the AFC Championship game between Denver and New England turns out, the Broncos playoff run will turn out well for Justin Staley. Why? Staley's an owner of Mile High Medical Cannabis, whose location, at 1705 Federal Boulevard, is only steps away from Mile High Stadium. Last week, plenty of San Diego Chargers fans in town for their match-up stopped by the shop to take advantage of legal recreational pot sales -- something that presumably helped them deal with a 24-17 loss -- and visiting Patriots boosters are following suit.

"We had around 225 or so Californians come in" prior to the Broncos-Chargers game, says Staley, whose employees check IDs for each customer. "There were Philip Rivers jerseys all over the place."

Chargers caps were in evidence, too, as witnessed by the guy on the right in this photo from MHMC's Facebook page, which also features a glimpse of his pal's San Diego T-shirt:

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Courtesy Mile High Medical Cannabis Facebook page
The trend has continued with New Englanders who've traveled to Denver to watch Tom Brady face off against Peyton Manning and the Broncos. As of midday yesterday, Staley says his staffers had seen 78 people with Massachusetts IDs, and you can bet plenty of others will be stopping in between now and Sunday, following an article in the Boston Herald about Pats fans purchasing weed in advance of the big game; it focused on the shop and included quotes from Staley.

The Herald piece has added even more chores to Staley's day. When we reached him, he'd already been contacted by numerous news outlets, and 7News had just done a live remote for its 11 a.m. Thursday newscast. But given the whirlwind since January 1, when Mile High Medical Cannabis kicked off recreational sales with two-hour lines, he's grown accustomed to the rush. And he understands why Bostonians in Colorado have been taking advantage of the laws here.

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Another photo from the Mile High Medical Cannabis Facebook page shows the line on New Year's Day.
"They've made medical allowances there, and they're talking about recreational for 2016," Staley points out. "But when people come here, they want to be part of history. They're excited about it. And if you're involved in this industry, you're all about the movement."

With that in mind, the Mile High Medical Cannabis crew has been very welcoming to all the people who've been stopping in wearing Patriots gear, even though most employees are big Broncos fans -- with one significant exception. "We've actually got a budtender who's a Patriots fan," Staley reveals. "I don't know why, but he said he was going to wear his Patriots jersey on Sunday." He laughs as he admits to telling him, "That's against the dress code."

As for the Broncos lovers on the payroll, Staley acknowledges that "there's been a lot of biting of the lip this week" when customers arrive in full Pats regalia. "But everyone's been super-friendly. They're just excited to have a place to consume cannabis legally, and they're not causing any problems. There have been no fights or altercations between Broncos fans and Patriots fans outside our store."

Such peacefulness is in stark contrast with the beating of a Broncos fan in San Diego after the Chargers' loss -- an incident at a SoCal watering hole caught on video. "I felt sorry for that gentleman," Staley says. "Maybe if they had recreational cannabis in California, they would have been able to avoid that. But they're limited to medical in California. Not everyone can partake."

Until then, big games at Mile High Stadium are likely to bring lotsa out-of-state visitors to Mile High Medical Cannabis.

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.

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DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Denver pot-smoking tickets 19 TIMES HIGHER in 2013 than in 2012

Denver pot-smoking tickets 19 TIMES HIGHER in 2013 than in 2012

Denver pot-smoking tickets 19 TIMES HIGHER in 2013 than in 2012
Denver pot-smoking tickets 19 TIMES HIGHER in 2013 than in 2012
Denver pot-smoking tickets 19 TIMES HIGHER in 2013 than in 2012
Denver pot-smoking tickets 19 TIMES HIGHER in 2013 than in 2012
Denver pot-smoking tickets 19 TIMES HIGHER in 2013 than in 2012
Denver pot-smoking tickets 19 TIMES HIGHER in 2013 than in 2012
Denver pot-smoking tickets 19 TIMES HIGHER in 2013 than in 2012
Denver pot-smoking tickets 19 TIMES HIGHER in 2013 than in 2012
Denver pot-smoking tickets 19 TIMES HIGHER in 2013 than in 2012
Denver pot-smoking tickets 19 TIMES HIGHER in 2013 than in 2012

Denver pot-smoking tickets 19 TIMES HIGHER in 2013 than in 2012
Denver pot-smoking tickets 19 TIMES HIGHER in 2013 than in 2012
Denver pot-smoking tickets 19 TIMES HIGHER in 2013 than in 2012
Denver pot-smoking tickets 19 TIMES HIGHER in 2013 than in 2012
Denver pot-smoking tickets 19 TIMES HIGHER in 2013 than in 2012
Denver pot-smoking tickets 19 TIMES HIGHER in 2013 than in 2012
Denver pot-smoking tickets 19 TIMES HIGHER in 2013 than in 2012

mojo3145
mojo3145

Think they'll have a weed amnesty box as you go in the stadium?  hahha

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Heroin deaths more than doubled in 2013 since the passage of A64 !


Heroin-related overdose deaths more than doubled in 2013 over 2012 in Boulder County, according to death statistics and both police and treatment professionals are braced for 2014 to be worse.


According to the Boulder County Coroner's Office, 14 people died of heroin overdoses in Boulder County through November. Data for the rest of the year is still pending. Six people died of heroin overdoses in both 2011 and 2012. The spike in deaths point to a surge in use of the drug that can quickly claim the lives of users.

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

DWEEBY Masshole transplant: "Shau-dere? Shau-dere? It's CHOWDAH! Say it right!"

Randy Hays
Randy Hays

Hopefully the players are at the pot shop too!

Louis Lieb
Louis Lieb

I'd much rather have fans getting high than drunk--they'd be a lot less likely to get in fights.

NWORising
NWORising

Snap. I just got back from one of my spots downtown. $8/gram Medical VS $18/gram recreational in the same shop. Two separate counters. I might just have to pimp myself out for another red card when mine is expired.

Jeremy Evans
Jeremy Evans

At least we won't have to worry about any violent fans

Shawn NTessa Robison
Shawn NTessa Robison

Seriously because we don't want any negative images while trying to decriminalize

Shawn NTessa Robison
Shawn NTessa Robison

It will be amazing ! I doubt it would mellow me out at that game and ive smoked for 10 years It will be less violent shouts or activities i bet

Jesse Funk
Jesse Funk

Nowadays people flock to mile high to get lifted and watch the broncos win. Doesn't matter where you're from

Jesse Montes
Jesse Montes

Ill be waching all the way from Garden City, Kansas

Jesse Montes
Jesse Montes

It'll mellow them out after seeing the pats looze

DaneMuhlig
DaneMuhlig

Dumb! Dumb and Dumbest! Jesus said the people cast outside Heaven are "those who practice sorcery."[Rev.21:8]
The original Greek word means, "The use of drugs and spell giving potions."
God's Word says, "The acts of the sinful nature are obvious...sorcery [this Greek word
means "The use of drugs"]...I warn you that those who live like this will not
inherit the kingdom of God."[Gal.5:20,21] 

So DUMB!

Brian Martinez
Brian Martinez

Ricky Williams is coming out of retirement to play for Denver.

yankeebob21
yankeebob21

There are some cannabis friendly hotels in Denver.

stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay 

Oh, look, more irrelevant FUD-mongering Reefer Madness propaganda bullshit from the Kevin-Sabet's-ass-licking ONDCCP shill. Get back under ChrisTard TURDstone's desk where you belong.

stuka1
stuka1

Does your Mommy know you're playing on the internet, punk?

jamesmcvaney
jamesmcvaney

@DaneMuhlig Bible quotes, ehh? Let's look at the first page and see if it says anything about cannabis....

Well looky here - it sure does...

Genesis 1:11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed,and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.


& 1:29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

FYI: Cannabis is a seed bearing plant/herb.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1 ... what part of Denver pot-smoking tickets 19 TIMES HIGHER in 2013 than in 2012 don't you comprehend?


A64 did NOT repeal a single FELONY statute against pot in Colorado.


A64 did NOT repeal a single Criminal MISDEMEANOR statute against pot in Colorado.


A64 explicitly EXCLUDED EVERY ADULT under 21 from ANY LEGAL ACCESS to rec. pot, leaving them subject to all CRIMINAL statutes and penalties.





DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@jamesmcvaney <== the self-proclaimed "greatest lobbyist" who laughably claimed his "professional survey" indicated AA would fail by a 2 to 1 margin.


LOL!


You = ZERO Credibility


liveitonce29
liveitonce29

Thank you jamesmcvaney for clearing up the ignorance from danemuhli

stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay  <----- knows ALL ABOUT crack motels on Colfax, since that's where he gives all the hobos rusry trombones every day

stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay


Yup. UMAD.


BTW Your obsession with extreme gay sex is showing again.  You really should keep that between you and Kevin Sabet.  Really.  TMI. Just sayin'.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1 <== craves the unlubricated Government FIST of REGULATION being continually jackhammered up his quivering anus in exchange for a pathetic ounce of overtaxed, overpriced warehouse schwag.


Whore much?


stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay     UMADBRO?

Yeh UMAD.

SUX to be a paid ONDCP shill spouting all sorts of hysterical propaganda and having to watch the world, ignoring you and your pants-wetting tirades, pass you right by, doesn't it.

stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay   I have "admitted" nothing of the kind.  

 No surprise that Jackass the ONDCP shill would try to stuff words in everyone others' mouths like all the hobos on Colfac stuff their cocks in his.

Go back so sucking ChrisTARD TURDstone's asshole, it's what you are good at.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1


So you admit it was a GIGANTIC FUCKING LIE when the A64 Whores claimed that festering turd would "Prevent 14,000 Arrests for Marijuana EVERY YEAR in Colorado", eh fucknuts?



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