Police and Thieves – Cherry Creek



Denver, US

Police and Thieves – Cherry Creek



We advocate for what we believe, and sell

products from people and companies we

respect. We push the envelope and never bow

to trends or the wisdom of industry consultants.


We treat our clientele as sophisticated people, not the

lowest common denominator. We trust their

intelligence and don’t insult it. We foster a culture of

strength, smarts, kindness, and cool, and welcome all

who want to share in it.


We condemn the war on drugs, but we never

whitewash it (and the centuries-long war on

BIPOC in general). We celebrate the legacy of

creativity, innovation, and activism that’s

manifested in spite of it.


We love getting high, but we love community

building, making art, and creating knowledge even

more. We put faith in responsibility and maturity.

We believe marijuana is only a means to an end,

not the end in itself.


Police & Thieves uniquely brings

together subversion with

sophistication to reclaim the

subcultural power of marijuana.

About Us

Police & Thieves is a woman and minority owned and operated luxury cannabis company based in Denver, Colorado forwarding aesthetic inclinations in a planet-positive manner.

While the name alludes to the roots reggae classic that became the bassline riddim of late 1970’s counterculture around the world, it is simultaneously an encapsulation of our larger teleology of symmetry via disparate forces.

“Police and Thieves” is a song by Junior Murvin

about ceaseless violence in 1970s Jamaica.

The lyrics suggest that cops and criminals –

both armed – are two sides of the same coin.

As a young gang member, company co-founder

David Tomas Martinez used to frequently listen to

the song in his friends’ cars – a rare moment of bliss

in an environment studded with risks.

Decades later, when Martinez was thinking of starting a

marijuana company that playfully blended the subversive

with the sophisticated, he remembered this song.

Though the lyrics describe an age-old dichotomy, the

fact of the song’s creation hinted at a much larger duality

– that out of great violence and oppression (British

colonialism, the War on Drugs, etc), profound art often

emerged (reggae and rap being two prime examples).

Mainstream marijuana brands were whitewashing this

entire history.

The brand name Police & Thieves is thus a potent

reminder and a line in the sand about where this culture

came from, and how to move it forward.


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    Adult-Use Retail: 402R-00186

    399 S Harrison St,Denver, Colorado 80209, U.S.
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