Reader: Could Placebo Effect Explain Pot Edibles Illnesses at Denver County Fair?

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Jordan Coombs during an interview with Fox31.
We received a big response to Thomas Mitchell's report about a class-action lawsuit filed by Jordan Coombs, who says he was sickened after consuming a pot edible at the Denver County Fair that wasn't supposed to contain any THC. Plenty of readers had questions about the stories told by Coombs and others claiming to have suffered similar effects. Witness this post from someone who also tasted a Full Melt sample from the LivWell booth.

See also: Pot Edibles Lawsuit Filed as More People Say They Were Sickened at Denver County Fair

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Reader: Feds Have Turned Pot Shops Into a Target for Idiots

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When we shared William Breathes's post about David Lopez's alleged armed robbery of a marijuana dispensary in Pueblo, we asked why criminals continue to target such shops, which are among the most security-heavy businesses in the state. We collected a slew of theories, with the following one being among the most provocative.

See also: Marijuana: David Lopez Allegedly Tied Up Pot Shop Employee, Held Him at Gunpoint

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Reader: Boulder Can't Be America's Happiest City, Because Progressives Hate Themselves

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Our post about a list of America's happiest mid-size cities noted that Boulder didn't make the cut even though it had landed atop previous rosters for happiest cities of any size. Our commenters responded with a variety of views about the town, including this particularly harsh one.

See also: Movoto's Ten Happiest Mid-Sized U.S. Cities -- and the Colorado City That's Not Boulder on It

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Reader: Glamorizing Guns Turns Them Into a Toy -- Like a Barbie

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Our post about a toddler who was shot by another child, age five, noted that the nine-year-old who gave the gun to the kid who pulled the trigger told investigators he learned how to ready a weapon from playing Black Ops. We asked folks on Facebook if it was fair to blame a video game for what happened. Many pointed instead to parents, adults or guardians, but a number of readers spread the responsibility around -- including this one.

See also: Toddler Shot by Five-Year-Old, Gun Readied by Child Who Knew How From Black Ops Game

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Reader: Big Marijuana is the Next Big Tobacco

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Our post about an anti-pot legalization ad that many viewers may see as being in favor of pot legalization went viral, with plenty of folks weighing in about it. And while most saw the situation through a humorous lens, this reader isn't laughing due to fear that the marijuana industry could turn into the sort of mega-biz many people despise.

See also: Marijuana: Does Anti-Pot-Legalization Ad Accidentally Promote Pot Legalization?

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Reader: I'm a Security Guard and Anyone Who Points a Gun at Me Will Get Shot

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David Ludewig in a photo from his Facebook page.
Our post about the shooting death of David Ludewig, who was killed by a security guard after pointing at Airsoft gun at him, inspired readers to look at this tragic incident from a variety of angles. Here's the take of a professional security guard.

See also: David Ludewig Killed by Security Guard After Leak-Taking Roust Led to Pointing Airsoft Gun

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Reader: All Marijuana Is Medical Marijuana

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Photo by Ken Hamblin
William Breathes's post about state health officials calling for new Medical Marijuana Registry rules spurred suggestions aplenty. But to this reader, the distinction Colorado makes between recreational cannabis and medical marijuana creates more problems than it solves.

See also: State Health Officials Want New Rules for the Medical Marijuana Registry

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Reader: I'm fine with the city paying millions for excessive-force lawsuits

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Anthony Waller filed the latest excessive-force lawsuit against the City of Denver.
Our post about a $5 million lawsuit filed against the City of Denver after a deputy slammed an inmate into a courtroom wall provoked an eruption of commentary about the tax dollars being spent to settle such cases. This reader had an unusual take on such outlays.

See also: Videos: Inmate slammed into wall by deputy sues Denver for $5 million

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Reader: Chris Christie shouldn't criticize life in Colorado when his state of New Jersey is a toilet

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
During a recent visit to Colorado to stump for Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez (and raise his national profile in advance of an expected bid for the 2016 presidential nomination), New Jersey Governor Chris Christie defended criticizing Colorado's quality of life following legalization of limited marijuana sales. Our post on the topic inspired plenty of vitriol from readers. Here's an example.

See also: Chris Christie defends saying pot hurts quality of life in Colorado during fundraising visit

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Reader: Your excessive Juggalos coverage is about to topple your marijuana coverage record

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Enough, already with the Juggalos!
Can you overdose on pot? You can sure overdose on pot coverage, says one reader. And the number of slide shows we've posted on the Juggalos gathering is making many commenters jiggy.

See also: The twenty best-dressed juggalos at the Gathering


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