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Dream job alert: Pot reviewer!

Journalism’s New Beat: Marijuana Critic

On Tuesday, the Denver Westword, a respected alt-weekly, posted an unusual job opening on its Web site. “Calling all potential pot reviewers: Westword wants you!”

The ad went on to ask, “Do you have a medical condition that necessitates marijuana? Do you have a way with words?” It turns out the paper wants to hire someone to review the dozens of medical marijuana dispensaries that have recently popped up in Colorado – at least 70 since January – for a weekly on-line column, “Mile Highs and Lows.”

The reviewer would work on a freelance basis and be “an objective resource on the state’s burgeoning medical marijuana scene,” according to the classified ad. In this era of contracting newsrooms, Westword is seemingly creating a new journalism beat: Pot Critic.</em>

Hmmm, I can write a bit…


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