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-- only comes you know without marijuana to tell him anything -- now in not Colorado.
And more and more and other states as well.
West's words -- which is a -- publication in Colorado decided to bring on a medical marijuana.
Critic in 2009 to respond to the hundreds of legal minute medical marijuana shops opening up and now getting some press William breeze.
Which is interesting name William.
I -- like I took the pen name.
Sort of help with the anonymity -- much like restaurant critics do.
I -- -- of the restaurant critic being able to for the -- in -- rexrodt remain anonymous but paying in cash and looking under fake name I have to show my ID and medical marijuana and I -- in a place.
You got the -- -- so when you -- in the going to be really -- to get the marijuana now you are you were on medical marijuana.
Prior to you becoming -- official critic correct.
Yet there yet that I I would think unfortunately kind of been battling that's ongoing stomach.
Conditions -- over a decade now it's really -- like in its.
And symptoms end and marijuana really helps to -- not -- and keep in some weight on.
So when they came to you and wanted you to do this year but you didn't want the job at first.
Well yeah -- help people it's funny I I'd love to Denver westward but as most alternative -- can -- they can sort of be anarchy in their coverage of things and I was afraid that things and -- -- really be.
Serious I guess we're betting that by delayed my application for awhile and until and a friend told me that I was being stupid -- I need to go and.
You get beat up over 200 people for this job.
That's that that I would -- yes.
Know what makes you other than effective Chris you are medical marijuana what what that what makes you qualified to be a critic.
To shoot I'm sure using a certain kind but what makes what qualified to be a critic for other people.
You know I think part of that had to do a lot with my background and candidates.
You know -- -- not China tells people I think definitely grown in the past spend a lot of grow our -- so.
You know I know what to look for interview candidates but.
I think the other part is that a background in journalism and that that appealed electorate and that I could not only do reviews but helped with that sort of marijuana coverage in this in this sort of booming.
How do you go about doing your job.
-- -- -- -- -- Yeah I know I am.
I sort of dispensary we can visit and I go and you know I don't really have any specific time of the -- trying go and that.
Tell -- -- I try and I hope that there's other patients around like and maybe get a feel for not only how they treat me and other people.
But I did you go and you use hand over your medical marijuana card -- and usually there's sort of a brief consultation -- that you what you're conditions are -- -- use medical marijuana for in the it starts to get things strengthen its you know much like I guess.
-- -- visiting.
You know it's it's it's hard to compare anything -- of the board of marijuana for and you broke through it.
-- you do you -- take a different strain every.
Week -- reviewer had -- -- you go about it.
Yeah well there's I I do -- all of the shots carrying -- you know wide variety of strange I think -- -- -- there's hundreds out there.
-- if not thousands so I go -- shot and I try and pick at least once during the truly beneficial to meet.
For my condition but also -- diversified.
And maybe go for something if you opt in and into the spectrum and and and see how that treats me as well and make sure that things are on the.
Up -- up what's the best marijuana he Abraham.
I you know that's really hard for this day I would say some of my favorite I've ever had.
That it has been.
OG Jewish from from friends sort of different genotype of that strain and I -- I know I've got some there's an amazing growers in Colorado -- district that's in the meeting earthy flavors that are really -- -- what sirens -- the origination of the of the 420.
Where that came from a bunch of people on the West Coast run.
-- you know the story I've I've heard that seems pretty plausible is that -- sort of originated around The Grateful Dead.
Parking lot in a way -- I get it started with -- -- students in California I was a meeting time for them to go and in the smoke marijuana are refined and claims that the marijuana field but.
They were dead heads and I guess -- just spread the terms of the parking lot and then at one point high times magazine picked up on it in the ninety's and and the -- history ever since and it's become a holiday for referred for -- users and Dave activism.
William breathes is our guest that your your song -- I mean your your name comes from official -- the correct yes.
It's a huge shows us.
Yeah you just -- moniker.
Yes they did keep the name at the time of it and it was sort of a blind not to.
That band in that culture.
And a lot of people didn't get -- -- That the cat is out of back now.
They ask a stunner column is is it true the -- your favorite questions is about the mosquito.
Yeah I David -- I I didn't I got that it's a mosquito bite you like you're smoking a joint with the mosquitoes get high and I notice something about that was just so it is a great question but there's something that I can just see.
-- would really -- and thinking of that ethnic break for -- computer to email me that's a creative questions yeah exactly so we we do get a quite if you create -- -- what's the most commonly used up.
What that there -- -- Estonian.
You know it.
A lot of intend to do it where and when people can use candidates now -- minutes sixty -- past we've.
We sort of addressed a lot of those concerns but people are still sort of wondering if if they go to a private bar and they step on the back patio and they -- candidates and of course you the answer is no right now but them.
And I think people are still kind of feeling this thing out.
What what are the -- is exactly now you can have a certain amount for recreational use.
You can grow up to.
Six plants three of which can be in flower -- -- at one time.
And you can -- -- that's.
Your location -- you can keep all that you grow up.
But in possession sort of -- -- public everyone can have up to an ounce at a time on the.
Okay and you know have this happen they have been many arrests has it affected.
The community the fact that it's now illegal what -- -- the cultural ramifications of it.
You well I think the biggest thing was immediately be researching district attorneys -- on the state.
Dropping possession cases.
And you know I would say there was -- maybe a couple hundred cases are on the state in different counties people with low level possession that.
You know with a lot passing.
The -- -- turn it just felt like they could really have a case anymore so I think that was -- the more immediate ones.
The other thing is that it's really taken up a lot of you know discussion at the legislature.
You know they're working through the rules regulations right now there's there should be if bill.
Hopefully before them by next week that they'll start considering there are actually curious to build excuse me we just sent out today and so you know the whole public policy issues -- -- it.
Not a state of traffic accidents more -- and that kind of stuff.
No no no notes no no huge traffic accidents or anything like that -- No convenient source running out of chip turned.
The we've been doing pretty good here I think the thing is we've had medical marijuana -- since 2009 or so and and people would seem that you can have that industry around and and it's not gonna caused the major problem this guy's not gonna fall.
There you go to a.
Actually been since 2002 has -- He had no technically you're like hey we've had medical marijuana in the state -- -- I had a second and that more the I do and I've actually met I'm not gonna they're real men but I don't have a mutual friend but.
But you know I just wanted to comment on something you are saying -- you have stomach issues a lot of stomach issues -- most -- -- removed.
Couple years ago and that's just -- -- with crohn's.
And you're you're talking about you know trying to review it from that perspective and you know is curious you -- what kind of challenges do you find.
Trying to review strains.
For everybody because I thought is that is that -- I had a hard time doing that because.
What works for me to be not yeah yeah.
Everyone -- yes that's.
Right her Putin that certainly commentary around yes I think for me -- -- great question.
You know unfortunately right sort of gives you thought the bruises and one of -- most common ones is lower back pain in -- pain.
Which it is not what -- -- medical marijuana recommendation cars for -- and that is what a lot of people do you have for and so.
I'm fortunate or unfortunate I guess in that sense that I've been able to.
You know at times she's candidates for for pain deferred for sleeping in for headaches.
Just sometimes it's really just sort of a matter putting myself in that position of that may be patient he's -- -- So I doubt anybody attitude do you feel like I've I've read some yourself but I remember seeing are -- -- reviewing edible -- well.
I'm and started to try -- review more -- -- Kenneth confused -- could not always been.
I am -- because of my stomach conditions.
You know what you're outta work great for my stomach in the shadow and actually answering to realize more and more than as sort of a preventative and measure.
-- -- a little bit can't attitude really is it helping with utility and and so yeah I'm getting into it more and more about finding a lot of these hard candies this pursuant -- -- it.
-- with hash oil and that the better relaxes and tackle or they give him.
All right thank you -- and William thank you I guess you've got a whole different career for yourself here in addition what you normally do in real life.
But this is real life isn't yet.
This is realized this is his -- -- for a 100000 people here in the state medical marijuana users and and you know we have a lot of fun with -- -- you take it seriously.
You can -- a -- in west word magazine thank you very much William.
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