Marijuana: Fox News Tells Tourists to Trade Their Extra Pot for a Rockies Jersey

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A video and more below.
Given Fox News' conservative slant, it's no surprise that most of the network's coverage about Colorado's legalization of recreational marijuana sales has been largely or wholly negative. Take Bill O'Reilly correspondent Jesse Watters's report about 4/20 in Denver, which sought laughs by characterizing attendees as clueless burdens on society.

It's surprising, then, to see Fox News essentially hyping marijuana tourism to Colorado in a new post with an unexpectedly positive tone. Get details below.

See also: Video: Bill O'Reilly's 4/20 Report Portrays All Pot Smokers as Apathetic Morons

The item in question -- "7 things you need to know about marijuana tourism" -- was penned by Mark Murphy, founder of the website And no, his top pieces of advice don't consist of warnings about how puffing will contribute to America's decline by making the nation too complacent to fight back against terrorism. Indeed, his tone is practically promotional. Here's an excerpt from the intro:
A screen capture from a CBS News report about marijuana tourism in Colorado.
Travelers looking for a ski vacation later this year may want to skip Utah or Tahoe, and head to Colorado instead. We are already seeing a direct spike in visitors tied exclusively to the legalization of marijuana, but the lure of legal marijuana could end up increasing tourism to all areas of the state.

Entrepreneurs are actively going after this market by packaging tours around the idea of getting high, but you can just as easily do it on your own. Land in Denver and the information desk will direct you to any one of the numerous outlets where you can legally purchase marijuana and enjoy a hazy break from the ordinary without worry of arrest.

Following this tip, Murphy outlines his top seven, under headings that include "Know There is a Limit," "Don't Overdo It," "Don't Drive, Period," "Don't Leave the State With Any Marijuana" and "Look Up State Rules Before Heading Out on Your Marijuana Trip."

The remaining two qualify as our favorites. First, there's "Find a Quiet Spot to Light Up," which reads in part: "If you are out in the mountains, find some open space and go about your business. It may be illegal and land you a fine, but there is a good chance you won't have any issues."

Yes, a Fox News post really is offering advice about how to break the law without getting caught.

The other category is "Don't Even Think About Selling Your Excess Stash." Under this heading, Murphy writes, "Are you ready to head back home even though you are still sitting on some great weed? Give it away, but don't try to sell it. Trade it for a Rockies jersey or anything else."

The Rockies' misspelled Troy Tulowitzki jersey just needs a little tweak....
Talk about a promotional opportunity for Colorado's woeful Major League Baseball squad. Instead of accidentally misspelling Troy Tulowitzki's name on a shirt, the team's promotional division could do it on purpose with special "Troy Tuloweedski" jerseys -- yours for that leftover eighth you were thinking about leaving in your rental car.

That may be the Rockies' only guaranteed winner this season.

Here's Watters's aforementioned 4/20-in-Denver video:

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.

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Colorado was red, turning blue

Nevada was red, turning blue

Alaska was red, turning blue

Floride is red, just wait


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"any doctor against marijuana is a doctor of death" - cali secret 420

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20 years behind us southern states and NEW YORK (CBD = Can't Be Done), sad and scary....nobody denies freedoms like the south, nobody…the top ten incarcerators on the planet are southern states and more blacks are in prison then were slaves before the civil war...even if marijuana reforms did pass the republiCANTS in charge would deny you all your freedoms, centuries of matter though, we never planned on getting your backwards brethren from day one, half the country already but not one southern state, lol...not 1….the new generations are taking over in the south and they are nothing like their freedom denying parents, let’s ride…

Deaths by Alcohol: Millions
Deaths by Tobacco: Millions
Deaths by Prescription Drugs: Quadrupled in last decade
Deaths by Guns: Millions
Deaths by the food we are fed: Millions
Deaths by Marijuana: 0, ever...they are killing my American family while denying freedom

love and freedom forever


Mike Archuleta
Mike Archuleta

Ha ha rockies jerseys are cheap cause they suck so guess whos comming out ahead lol

Anthony Langston
Anthony Langston

Maybe they do it for a Broncos jersey, lol . No one wants a Rockies one : P

Tim Williamson
Tim Williamson

Fox news in Denver conservative? What are you smoking?

Judy Witt
Judy Witt

There is nothing surprising about this! Lol

RobertChase topcommenter

Perhaps Fox realized its retrograde hostility was driving viewers to marginally less benighted media outlets; the Invisible hand of the Market may stifle O'Reilly before the Grim Reaper does.

GuestWho topcommenter

"Find a quiet spot to light up: You cannot smoke in public or in most hotels so finding a legal spot to light up may be your biggest challenge. ... If you are out in the mountains, find some open space and go about your business. It may be illegal and land you a fine, but there is a good chance you won’t have any issues."  -- illegal

"Don’t even think about selling your excess stash: Are you ready to head back home even though you are still sitting on some great weed? ... Trade it for a Rockies jersey or anything else." -- also illegal

"make a safe, and legal, trip"

So even the conservative Fox news network thinks Colorado's arbitrary marijuana laws are too conservative and difficult to follow...

DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@sweetcookies3333 <== thinks getting the FIST of REGULATION repeatedly rammed up his rectum is "freedom".


DonkeyHotay topcommenter

... spoken like a drug addict.

DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@GuestWho ... which one of the idiot authors of A64 went out of their way to put the prohibitionist "without remuneration" phrase into that festering turd?

Vicente? ... Fox? ... Corry?

DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@muhutdafuga @GuestWho

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Charles Vacca, 39, was shot in the head after the weapon recoiled during a tutorial Monday morning at the Arizona Last Stop gun range in White Hills, near the Nevada border. 

Apparent video of the shooting, filmed by the girl's parents, shows her learning how to handle to weapon before the accident.

DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@andyuscum <== MORON!

Colorado didn't repeal a single FELONY Marijuana statute, in fact they INCREASED the penalties for some marijuana crimes to Class 1 -- equal to Murder and Rape.

But you're too fucking stupid and stoned to know that.

muhutdafuga topcommenter

@fishingblues @DonkeyHotay @muhutdafuga Thank you for sharing your feeling, no matter how idiotic they may be.  I don't have the courage to keep on saying really stupid things over and over and over and over...

muhutdafuga topcommenter

@fishingblues @muhutdafuga If it helps you feel better, go ahead and keep feeling whatever odd little emotional need to deny your sad reality, such as it is.

fishingblues topcommenter


So stinky, given you can't come up with any kind of retort, do I hear you screaming "UNCLE"?

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