You Can Thank Marijuana for at Least One Journalism Job

 

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Ricardo Baca is trying to figure out how to cover a market that has never existed before, at least legally.

The Denver Post's newly appointed marijuana editor will oversee the only mainstream media operation to dedicate a portion of its coverage entirely to marijuana, which will become legal for sale in Colorado to anyone 21 or older starting in 2014.

"I am guessing Jan. 1 for me will be a mix of in the office, out of the office, running around visiting the just opened pot shops," Baca told Mashable. "We’re assuming they’re all going to open, but we don’t really know because they haven’t done this and neither has anyone else. I can sit here and think I kind of know what’s going to happen, but I know it’s probably going to be the opposite." Read more...

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