For those of us keeping score at home: Michael Roberts and his editors at Denver alt-weekly Westword on July 30 published a third report mentioning Dr. Thurstone by name (and running a photo of him) without giving him a chance to respond or comment before publication.
In the world of responsible journalism, this is indefensible practice — but seeing that we’re talking Westword, it’s also understandable given how much this publication counts on the marijuana industry to make its ends meet.
You can read more about Mr. Roberts and Westword here and here — and, perhaps, consider yourself forewarned.
Sour Grapes is FINE, But that’s the Cold Hard Truth with Westword, and their owners Village Voice Media. For Years, its Long Been known that they won’t ruffle one New Cannabis Industry Feather and they Milk it for the money by using all Cannabis commentary and articles online, NOT devoting any print time to what actually pays their ‘BUD-der’! Ashamed really, Because now, with A64 recreational, WE THE PEOPLE (legitimate legal medical cannabis patients) have had their needs literally “Thrown under the Bus!” by C.D.P.H.E., D.O.R.,& Legislature. Talk about greed, perversion, and Lack of Compassion, Sheesh!