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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