My friend and colleague William Breathes, the nation’s first marijuana/dispensary reviewer employed by a major newspaper chain (me being the second), is a busy man. Breathes is so busy with marijuana news, in fact, Denver Westword is looking to hire a college student to fill what is likely the first medical marijuana dispensary critic internship in history.
Now, before you get all hyperventilated, I should tell you that you don’t have to be a medical marijuana patient to get the nonpaying gig; “there’s plenty of stuff to cover about medical marijuana that doesn’t require you to smoke legal herb,” Breathes said in Wednesday’s announcement
“In fact, you’ll mostly be updating dispensary listings and reviews, covering a pot meeting or two and generally helping out with our Colorado cannabis coverage,” Breathes said. “Previous blog experience helps, but isn’t required — we’ve all got to start somewhere.
Breathes promises that you won’t be cleaning any bongs, “nor will I ever make you go get coffee.”
But be forewarned: “You may be subjected to secondhand herb smoke from time to time; that’s an occupational hazard. But I’m sure you’re up to that challenge, aren’t you? Sure you are, you eager cub weed journalist!”
If you are seriously interested in the internship, check with your school to see if you can get course credit, “which is something your advisers are going to love,” Breathes said. “Otherwise, this isn’t a very lucrative position, as we can only offer stems and seeds as payment.”
Applicants are being asked to write a short essay on the topic, “What medical marijuana means to me.”
According to Breathes, you should keep that masterpiece under 420 words and send it, along with a resumé, to [email protected]
The lucky intern will be announced in the communing weeks at Denver Westword’s pot blog, Mile Highs and Lows