Larry McMurtry doesn’t just speak for himself when he admits in his book Roads: Driving America’s Great Highways that one of the best things about the US interstate system is that you can travel with almost no interaction or communication with human beings. All you need is a credit card, and you’re on your way.
No offense to McMurtry, one of my favorite authors, but when Ms. Billie and I travel, we prefer people over cash machines and avoid the interstate system whenever possible. It’s a good way to get from one place to another quickly, but if that’s not what you’re seeking ... well, Wendy’s is the same, no matter where you order.
Introducing the premiere Sensi column by "The Cannabist" founding editor, Ricardo Baca.
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I saw my first airstream, rolling down Old Highway 218 in Iowa, when I was seven years old. I’d never seen anything so strange and full of possibility. I wanted that shiny bean with all my heart.
To paraphrase and revise Mark Twain, travel and cannabis are known to be fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.
Ricardo Baca has had more than his share of dream jobs. The Denver native started out of college as a television critic at the Corpus Christi Caller-Times before being hired in 2002 as the “underground music” critic at the Denver Post and was later named entertainment editor at his hometown newspaper. In 2013, he was tapped to create and head The Cannabist, an online offshoot of the Post dedicated solely to covering marijuana, which had become legal in the state a year earlier.
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ANYONE WHO’S VISITED A CANNABIS DISPENSARY OR RETAIL OUTLET IN COLORADO KNOWS THAT THERE ARE PRODUCTS NO ONE COULD EVER HAVE IMAGINED JUST A FEW YEARS AGO: ALONGSIDE OLD-FASHIONED FLOWER MARIJUANA ARE THC-INFUSED GUMMIES, CHOCOLATES, AND DRINKS, A WHOLE MENU OF CREAMS, SALVES, BATH SALTS, CONCENTRATES, AND TINCTURES, WITH MORE PRODUCTS, IT SEEMS, ALWAYS ON THE WAY—AND FLYING OFF THE SHELVES. IN 2016, LEGAL CANNABIS SALES IN COLORADO REACHED $1.3 BILLION—EACH ONE OF THOSE DOLLARS SPENT ON PRODUCTS MADE IN COLORADO USING CANNABIS GROWN IN THE STATE.