In Denver, where personal possession of small quantities of marijuana is legal for adults and medical marijuana is welcomed by local authorities, more pot shops have sprung up than Starbucks, according to a published report this week.

There’s so much talk about pot in Colorado’s largest city that a local newspaper has even hired an official marijuana critic to help the city’s patients cut through the haze of all the new commercial activity.

Known as William Breathes, the writer keeps his identity secret to dodge authorities and keep away from special treatment at the shops. He writes for the alt-weekly Denver Westworld, and his unique job as a professional pot critic earned him a bit of coverage from News Corp.’s The Daily earlier this week.

This video is from The Daily.