Joel Warner

Joel Warner is a former Westword staff writer.

Altered State
Sept. 17 2014 11:51 PMThe Plight of the Pre-Legalization Marijuana OffenderWhat should happen to weed users and dealers busted before the stuff was legal?
Altered State
June 11 2014 8:51 AMDon’t Eat the Whole ThingHow edibles became the marijuana industry’s biggest headache.
Culturebox
April 3 2014 11:33 PMThe Humor CodeEntry 10: No, men are not funnier than women.
Culturebox
April 1 2014 11:44 PMThe Humor CodeEntry 8: Who invented stand-up?
Culturebox
March 30 2014 11:42 PMThe Humor CodeEntry 6: Can comedy bring about real political change?
Culturebox
March 26 2014 11:56 PMThe Humor CodeEntry 4: Do animals have a sense of humor?
Culturebox
March 24 2014 11:35 PMThe Humor CodeEntry 2: When is a joke too soon? A scientific inquiry.
Altered State
Feb. 5 2014 11:47 PMBaking BadHow dabbing—smoking potent, highly processed hash oil—could blow up Colorado’s legalization experiment.
Brow Beat
Jan. 31 2014 11:55 AMYou’ll Remember an Aggressively Funny Super Bowl Ad. But Will You Buy What It’s Selling?
Altered State
Jan. 16 2014 11:34 PMDime StoreHow lucrative is it to be one of Colorado’s legal marijuana dealers? (Not as lucrative as being an illegal one.)
Sports Nut
Jan. 2 2014 2:35 PMBasketball, Football, and Hockey Are All the Same GameWhat big data can teach us about our favorite sports.
Altered State
Dec. 12 2013 10:33 AMBlazing a TrailColorado is about to become the first state in the modern world to legalize marijuana from seed to sale—is it ready?
Books
Sept. 11 2014 12:44 PMYou Had to Be ThereWhat we can learn from things that used to be funny.
Culturebox
May 29 2014 10:31 AMPuff Puff BrassThe Colorado Symphony Orchestra staged a marijuana-friendly concert. It wasn’t easy.
Culturebox
April 2 2014 11:47 PMThe Humor CodeEntry 9: Are comedians really depressed?
Culturebox
March 31 2014 11:30 PMThe Humor CodeEntry 7: Who owns a joke? And can a comedian sue if someone steals his material?
Culturebox
March 27 2014 11:47 PMThe Humor CodeEntry 5: Every culture has a Polish joke—but only Americans make fun of lawyers.
Culturebox
March 25 2014 11:41 PMThe Humor CodeEntry 3: Why do humans laugh? (Hint: It’s rarely because something’s funny.)
Culturebox
March 23 2014 9:10 PMThe Humor CodeEntry 1: What, exactly, makes something funny? A bold new attempt at a unified theory of comedy.
Altered State
Jan. 31 2014 12:04 PMYour Money StinksWhy banks won’t do business with the marijuana industry. (And why it’s a huge problem.)
Altered State
Jan. 22 2014 11:49 PM“Need Room to Grow?”Marijuana-friendly real estate agents and other enterprising businesspeople looking to make a bundle from Colorado’s weed industry.
Altered State
Jan. 8 2014 11:47 PMNew AmsterdamIs Colorado—and its pot supply—ready for weed tourism?
Altered State
Dec. 19 2013 11:28 AMWatched PotColorado has a wildly ambitious plan to track every legal marijuana plant from seed to sale. Will it work?
Science
Feb. 22 2012 10:00 AMRunaway JurorCan I use science to get out of jury duty?

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The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore

And schools are getting worried.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

The XX Factor

Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.

Politics

Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

Why a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Is Stirring Up Controversy

How Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?

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