It's almost impossible to run into an MMJ story that avoids the topic of legitimacy. It's one of the few, and perhaps only, benefits that the dispensing-minded enjoy about the new tax and fee codes.
And then there's this:
The image, and story, come courtesy of Westword, who talked to Deedra (last name withheld) while she was standing outside Mile High Medical Cannabis on Denver's Federal Boulevard.
It's an almost certainly a one-of-a-kind job description for Deedra. While she wasn't quite wearing a bikini on Monday afternoon, she said the job still has resulted in honking, hollering, phone number requesting and drive-by video-taping. ...
"Yesterday, I had this shirt on and Bob threw me out there and said, 'go for it girl!'" says Deedra, who didn't give her last name but noted that she's the proud mom of seven kids.
"I think it definitely brings in more buyers, I'll tell you that," Deedra says.
Tanya Garduno, president of the Colorado Springs Medical Cannabis Council, has previously stated the Council's disdain for similar practices. As she recently wrote in an e-mail newsletter:
"We have been speaking with a few people regarding ‘sign-flying’ and most of you have been great about stopping that. As you can see, [City Council] is looking to put together regulations regarding names on signs, advertising, etc. These aren’t usually addressed in a ‘land-use’ ordinance but that’s not to say they won’t be. It also looks like City Council, itself, will insist on some of these regulations being added to the mix. The Department of Revenue will also have a set of rules, but the city no longer wants to wait for them and will begin moving forward now."
As competition heats up, though, it remains to be seen who'll be able to resist their own Deedra.