Meet The New Pot Editor

Friday, December 13, 2013


On January 1st, Colorado will be the first state to allow recreational marijuana use. To cover the story The Denver Post has hired a full-time pot editor to run a dedicated pot page. Ricardo Baca is his name and despite being a longtime, experienced journalist, he's spent the last few weeks enduring joke after joke about his new position. Bob talks with Baca about the new gig and all the jokes.


Ricardo Baca

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Bob Garfield

Comments [3]

Kristopher Kaiser from Mile High City, CO

Possesion became legal in Colorado on December 10, 2012 after Amendment 64 was signed by the Governor.

The ERROR is that Colorado will not only be the first to legalize USE (sorry Washington), but January 1, 2014 will be the first to sell retail marijuana legally.

The first line should read: On January 1st, Colorado will be the first state to allow recreational marijuana SALES.

Dec. 18 2013 08:46 AM

The article is wrong. Washington state legalized possession of small amounts of marijuana last year, so Colorado is most definitely not the first state. I wish journalists would get their facts straight, this wasn't a very hard fact to double check on.

Dec. 16 2013 04:02 PM
David from Seattle

The possession/personal use provision of I-502, Washington's legalization measure, went into effect in December of 2012. We've allowed it for year now.

Dec. 16 2013 01:41 PM

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