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Denver Newspaper Looking for Marijuana Critic

Depending on where you stand in the medicinal marijuana debate, you will probably be either shocked or pleased by this. Yahoo News is reporting that a Denver, Colorado newspaper, the Westword, is in the market for a person to test and rate a certain plant for medical purposes.

From Yahoo:


A Denver alternative newspaper recently posted an ad for what some consider the sweetest job in journalism -- a reviewer of the state's marijuana dispensaries and their products.

Medical marijuana users can also look to dozens of review Web sites, even mainstream rating sites such as Yelp or Citysearch, to find their high. At least five iPhone applications allow weed fans to find the closest place to legally buy bud in the 14 states that allow some sort of medical marijuana.

The Denver paper, Westword, has already has gotten more than 120 applicants, many of them offering to do the reviews for free. When the newspaper settles on a permanent critic for its new "Mile Highs and Lows" column, industry watchers say, it will be the first professional newspaper critic of medical marijuana in the country.

Talk about living the high life.

There's one catch though: you have to be legally able to get marijuana from a physician. That takes out the vast majority of the people who want the job.


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Comments (14)

Westword is going to have t... (Below threshold)
iwogisdead:

Westword is going to have to weed out a lot of prank applications.

No writing skills required,... (Below threshold)
Upset Old Guy:

No writing skills required, just endless "field testing." Then, "Now that's some baaaaaad weed." (Cheech & Chong)

Rockie Mountian HIGH Colora... (Below threshold)
shiloh:

Rockie Mountian HIGH Colorado.

"more than 120 420 applican... (Below threshold)
JustRuss:

"more than 120 420 applicants"

There, I FIFY

Yeah, I can see the "review... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Yeah, I can see the "reviews" now.

"Oh, like WOW! man!"
"Dude!"
"Ah......."
"Er...ah..ummm"
"Hey man, like I forgot what I was gonna say."

Wasn't there a youtube vide... (Below threshold)
MunDane:

Wasn't there a youtube video supposing to be a day at High Times Magazine...

Yep...found it!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NC1BVgaJwY

"I like recently found out ... (Below threshold)
914:

"I like recently found out I have lymphomia cough...Cough!! and need it for like medicinal purposes and like where do I like sign onage? Cough..Cough.. Cough. Hack..."

Deadline is 4:20, right?</p... (Below threshold)
James H:

Deadline is 4:20, right?

I can be kinda intangibile ... (Below threshold)
914:

I can be kinda intangibile or (transient), since I do not smoke! I drink. That being said, wheres My beer? Or whatever it was? I was critiquing? ohh yeah, that stuff. Well.., Im acid free... With plenty Oba.. Miles too
spare.

Pick Me...Pick Me!... (Below threshold)
1903A3:

Pick Me...Pick Me!

Application deadline? Was t... (Below threshold)
bobdog:

Application deadline? Was that TODAY, dood?

Ah, mannnn!

Not exactly the type of job... (Below threshold)
Hank:

Not exactly the type of job one lists on their resume.

Let me know when they're lo... (Below threshold)
Barack Obama:

Let me know when they're looking for a cocaine critic.

#13"Snort, snort..... (Below threshold)
Barak inane Osama:

#13

"Snort, snort.."




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