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Reader: When Whitey Wants His Weed, He Can Visit a Shady Neighborhood and Get Mugged

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A new CU Denver study found that NIMBY regulations in affluent areas tend to push medical marijuana dispensaries into lower-income neighborhoods despite a lack of evidence that such businesses impact localities any more than do coffee shops. Our post on the topic proved to be a conversation starter, with this reader's take being among the most provocative.

See also: Marijuana Study: NIMBY Rules Push Many Denver Dispensaries Into Low-Income Areas

Jose Montoya writes:

That is okay, when whitey wants to get his weed, he can roll into a shady ass area, and risk getting his ass mugged. Because he thought his neighborhood was too nice.

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.

For more memorable takes, visit our Comment of the Day archive.


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Jimmy Hersh
Jimmy Hersh

I think you meant "bridge?" You're "extra" bright!

Tom Tarrant
Tom Tarrant

Well there are dispensaries in cherry creek and downtown where your ignorant ass can pay doubble. I will stick to the one closest to work on 3rd and federal. Never been been mugged.

Daniel Shalik
Daniel Shalik

Sounds reasonable to me. I would rather not have to walk by drug addicts when shopping.

Jimmy Hersh
Jimmy Hersh

Who cares. People who smoke weed are low life losers!

Nathan Embree
Nathan Embree

Yeah it's provocative. Not because it's a true statement, but because it's racist and untrue.

Randall Erkelens
Randall Erkelens

Always had an issue with how they named pot stores dispensaries. I buy booze at a liquor store. Food at a grocery store. Rubber wheels at a tire store. Where they're at will be a long term cultural shift. Give it time.

Daniel S. Herman
Daniel S. Herman

I live in a fairly affluent area ... My dispensary I use is 3 blocks away ... They are all over the place ... A smart Business owner of any kind is going to keep overhead has low has they can ... If u grow top end pot the folks are going to come to u has a destination ... Why spend 100 bucks a sq foot when u can spend 12

Kandi Kandi
Kandi Kandi

Ignorance. My dispensary isnt in the richest neighborhood, but surely no one is getting mugged. Its still just people. And to be fair, nice neighborhoods have plenty of shady ass ppl of their own. Smh. Cleary he is ignorant.

Zach Carsel
Zach Carsel

I have lots of dispensaries in my neighborhood. No one is getting mugged.

Monkey
Monkey

Oh please. Wealthy people don't want shitty commercial weed, they hire someone to grow good weed for them. Weed stores are for the less privileged, the rich wouldn't be caught dead in a common weed store, and prefer them and their customers go somewhere else. 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Monkey ... even Bongsucker Billy has contempt and disdain for the lowlife stoner cretins he is forced to encounter as a paid Greedy Big $$ Dispensary Cartel reviewer ... which is why he ignores 100s of dispensaries in favor of lazy handful that he reviews over and over again.

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