Steve Chapman on Not-So-Scary Marijuana



Columnist Maureen Dowd of The New York Times recently showed the dangers awaiting middle-aged scribes who sample Colorado's newest local specialties. She had a scary paranoid reaction after scarfing a cannabis-infused candy bar in her Denver hotel room. But maybe Dowd is doing it wrong. A marijuana dispensary security guard dressed in shorts and a T-shirt told Steve Chapman he likes working there. "I worked in a psych ward before, and this is a lot easier," he said. Ever have trouble with customers? "The only problem we have here is people coming in drunk."

Got that?, asks Chapman. At the cannabis dispensary, the people you have to watch out for are the drinkers.