IDAHO SPRINGS, Colo. Joanie Reecer knows all about weed — about good marijuana and good salvia. She can explain the virtues of big sellers like “Green Crack” over “Critical Widow” or “Indy Bubblegum.”
And the ebullient 25-year-old manager of Kine Mine, a medical and recreational shop near the old mines in Idaho Springs, also knows about the Royals.
So we asked. Here we are in Colorado, a rival sports state with its own Major League Baseball team. Yet, everyone, everybody, is being so positive and supportive of the Royals.
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Might such have something to do with marijuana being legal for recreational use in this state?
Big smile. Yes.
“It plays a huge part,” Reecer said.”Everyone is just happy, loving, caring and there are a lot of transplants now.”
Such as, “My boyfriend is from Kansas,” she said. That’s Kevin Isom, now a stonemason, originally from Lawrence.
So, yes, Reecer is rooting for the Royals, too, even though she is a native Texan, from Lubbock, who played T-ball as a kid on a team called the Giants.
In other words, here, at least, you’d have to be straight not to root for the Royals.