Wednesday, July 28, 2010

CNN Money meets medical marijuana

Posted by on Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 12:43 PM

With possibly the greatest name in news, Poppy Harlow of CNN Money recently visited Denver to chat with Westword's pot critic William Breathes.

Some highlights from Harlow's reporting:

A decade after medical marijuana was legalized in Colorado, it’s estimated about two percent of the state’s population — or more than 100,000 people — have applied for medical marijuana licenses.

According to one Harvard economist, roughly 18 billion dollars is spent on pot every year in the U.S.

Westword's managing editor Jonathan Shikes, talking about Breathes:

He has his journalism degree, he was a good writer and was very familiar with what was going on in terms of public policy. And he could also punctuate, and he could spell, which was very different than a lot of the people who applied for the job.

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