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Rep. Mark Waller: “I spoke at an event about medical marijuana. My reward: ranch dressing smeared all over my car.”

​Colorado state Rep. Mark Waller claims a recent salad dressing assault on his car may have been a reprisal for his stand against medical marijuana dispensaries.

“I spoke at an event about medical marijuana,” Waller posted on Facebook of his salad dressing disaster. “My reward: ranch dressing smeared all over my car. Gotta love it!”
Mark, I suspect that wasn’t your reward simply for speaking. I would suggest, sir, it was your reward for speaking stupidly.
Rep. Waller’s latest salad setback is reported by Alan Prendergast in Westword, our sister blog in the Village Voice Media empire.
While there’s certainly nothing wrong with the schadenfreude of a good condiment calamity — I mean, who isn’t up for a good sauce setback? — it may not have been marijuana activists who did the ranch-dressing rowdiness.
“That’s the last thing we need to do,” a member of  Colorado Springs Medical Cannabis Council told the Colorado Springs Gazette. “Not only that, but I’m not 16 anymore.”
“At least they didn’t break out the big guns and go blue cheese or Thousand Island!” wisecracked Jeff Clayton on Facebook.

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​Nearly half of Colorado’s voters say all marijuana use — not just the state’s growing medical cannabis industry — should be legal and taxed, according to a new statewide poll by Rasmussen Reports.

The telephone survey of 500 likely Colorado voters showed 49 percent saying marijuana should be legal and taxed, with 39 percent saying pot should remain illegal and 13 percent are undecided, reports Mark Harden at the Denver Business Journal.
For whatever reason, men in Colorado are much more supportive than women in the state when it comes to legalizing and taxing the herb. Predictably, Democrats and independents view pot more favorably than Republicans, the poll found.

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​Shock waves are still reverberating through the medical marijuana community after more than half-a-dozen growing operations were raided by the Colorado Springs Metro Vice unit on Wednesday.

Police served seven warrants, claiming they were all illegal growing operations, reports 11 News.
All seven were growing operations and not storefront dispensaries, according to police spokesman Sgt. Steve Noblitt.