The former Frosted Leaf dispensaries at 399 South Harrison Street and 6302 East Colfax Avenue are undergoing an ownership transition and have rebranded as Police & Thieves.

Frosted Leaf is not affiliated with Police & Thieves, which is now open and operating, according to Police & Thieves owners Kelsy Yates and David Tomas Martinez. The Frosted Leaf store at 445 Federal Boulevard is currently closed, according to a store answering machine.

The ownership change is under review by the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division as Yates and Martinez work with Frosted Leaf ownership to transition the brand, but the duo already has big plans. First, the new name, which has raised eyebrows due to its connection to law enforcement and the disproportionately negative impact the War on Drugs has had on historically marginalized communities.

Yates and Martinez argue that Police & Thieves stands for resistance, however: “We’re aware there are going to be people that don’t get the name without understanding it, or without the context. There’s nothing offensive to anyone, in my opinion,” Yates says.

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