UPDATE #2: From the City and County of Denver:
The Order has been updated with the following changes::
· Liquor stores with extreme physical distancing in place will be exempt.
· All marijuana stores with extreme physical distancing in place will be exempt.
· All construction operations and projects will be exempt.
— City and County of Denver (@CityofDenver) March 23, 2020
UPDATE: STOP PANIC BUYING — CHANGES ARE COMING!!!
We’re hearing from sources in the City of Denver that this order is being revised and restrictions on liquor stores and dispensaries are being adjusted. From what we understand, the logic here was to start restrictions broadly and then make adjustments as necessary, which follows guidance that has been presented by Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top infectious disease expert in the United States.
An unexpected development this afternoon in the City and County of Denver this afternoon, as Mayor Michael Hancock imposes a citywide “shelter in place” order shutting down businesses deemed nonessential–and controversially including liquor stores and marijuana dispensaries in the order, when those businesses have been permitted to remain operating in other jurisdictions–as the Denver Post reports:
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock on Monday ordered residents to stay in their homes and announced that non-essential businesses such as liquor stores and recreational marijuana dispensaries would close across the city starting Tuesday…He told Denverites to stock up tonight on alcohol (and recreational marijuana) if they need to.
At Argonaut Wine & Liquor, 760 E. Colfax Ave., the mayor’s order created an instant rush Monday afternoon. Within 15 minutes of the press conference, a line about a block long formed outside the building, according to co-owner Josh Robinson. In order to adhere to public health guidelines around social distancing and keep people spaced out inside, staff acted like bouncers, allowing one shopper in for each person that left.
“It’s created a safety issue in the short term,” Robinson said. “The mayor said not to panic buy, but that is exactly what he encouraged people to do by shutting us down.” [Pols emphasis]
We’re hearing reports already of long lines forming outside Denver liquor stores and marijuana dispensaries. For public health officials trying to get the public to isolate and spatially distance themselves, this could be considered counterproductive.
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HandOnCock is a fucking idiot.
Jared better get out in front of this or there will panic buying statewide.
3 hours later, he is still a fucking idiot. No slack for him.
Take an edible, Dave . . .
Arizona Man Dies After Trying COVID-19 Remedy Touted by Trump
Yeah… but he didn't shoot him on 5th Ave
Darwin is doing his best to bring reason and logic back to the American political system. But it's a race against time!
I am a wine guy. Cocktail hour is wine and so is dinner.
Wine is ok for cocktail hour. But for dinner, there is nothing like fracking fluid to wash down that that sage grouse!
Hanjob is indeed an idiot, so the fact that signed that original order is no great surprise. The truly amazing component of the whole mess is that he apparently has no trusted advisors who said, "Mr. Mayor, this liquor stores/dispensaries thing is a bad idea, and here's why."
Hopefully the Hizzoner will learn from this experience and think twice before recriminalizing psilocybin!
I've heard people are saying psilocybin can cure precent or cure the virus
Very promising results
and no one dies from chloroquine
Did these very fine people, the best people, mention mixing the two? Seems they would be doubly effective together…
I was talking to the rabbits out having dinner in my yard just a bit ago.
So, I asked them about that.
Now, if I only had some psilocybin . . .
. . . so I could understand what they were telling me??! . . .
There are SO many organizations which ought to be exempted from the order, assuming there can be equivalent "physical distancing" in the workplace/service area.
I don't suppose there is any sort of "appeal" process built into the Hancock order, though.
Closing liquor stores or dispensaries would be like Putin banning vodka. What was Hancock thinking?
It's the answer to the question, "What's the fastest way to start a general revolt?"