The coronavirus is everywhere, including here in Colorado. Although we are not to gather in large groups, our governor really likes to hear himself speak, so he has no problem with assembling the media hordes daily to make announcements and rehash what he’s been saying all along.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock decided the governor isn’t doing enough, so today he announced a stay-at-home decree, closing non-essential businesses and banning people from congregating in parks and other public places. Among the non-essential businesses: liquor stores and recreational marijuana shops.
In a panic, people dropped everything to rush to liquor stores and marijuana shops to get the essentials before hunkering down at home.
In order to keep the peace, in less than three hours, liquor stores and recreational dispensaries were removed from the non-essential list.
This is grassroots activism, Colorado-style. Because, here in Colorado, we gotta fight for the right to party in quarantine.