Denver Post Hires Marijuana Editor, Launches Pot Website

Jan 2, 2014

Colorado made history on January 1st as more than three dozen retail pot stores opened across the state. The Denver Post has hired a Marijuana Editor and launched a new website to track this new industry.
Credit Marci Krivonen/Aspen Public Radio

Across the state, more than three dozen retail marijuana stores opened for business on January 1st, marking a historic milestone for pot advocates. News reports showed lines outside of some Denver-area stores. And, people from around the country traveled to the state to purchase pot.

Shops opened up in Telluride and along the Front Range, and are expected to open in the Roaring Fork Valley later this year.

The Denver Post has been anticipating this day. The newspaper hired two marijuana critics and launched a new website devoted to pot coverage. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen spoke to Ricardo Baca, the Post’s Marijuana Editor.