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As Colorado's medical-marijuana industry grows, marijuana dispensaries of all types and sizes are proliferating around the state. Some resemble swanky bars or sterile dentist offices; others feel like a dope dealer's college dorm room. To help keep them all straight, Westword will be offering a no-holds-barred look at what goes on behind these unusual operations' locked doors in "Mile Highs and Lows," a regular online review of dispensaries around the metro area and beyond.
This week's review: The Peace in Medicine Center at 2042 Arapahoe Street. See the review, plus a directory of Colorado dispensaries and clinics, after the jump.
Peace in Medicine Center 2042 Arapahoe Street Denver, Colorado 80205 www.peaceinmedicinecenter.com firstname.lastname@example.org 720-242-9308
Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. No appointment necessary. Size: 5,000 square feet Date opened: April 20, 2009 Clients: 1,400 as of September 2009 Patient services: Handicap accessible; no delivery service. Doctor evaluations on site: Doctor evaluations Tuesday through Thursday for $200 total. Must customers make the dispensary their designated caregiver: No Raw marijuana price range: $90-$130 per quarter-ounce Other types of medicine: Seeds; clones; balms; hash and marijuana tinctures; edibles like cheesecakes, cookies and muffins. Amenities: Game room; pool table; music room; television lounge; vaporizer bar; complimentary snack bar; Medical Marijuana 101 classes; free treatments like massage chiropractic and acupuncture; on-staff veterans advocate and disabilities coordinator.
Our take: The Peace in Medicine Center is one of the biggest players in town, and the secret to its success seems to be its smorgasbord of extras. From its cushy TV lounge and vaporizer bar (patients can't smoke their medicine on site, but they can vaporize and inhale it) to its $250, seven-hour "Medical Marijuana 101" classes and regular alternative-therapy sessions that are free save for tips, the place rivals a Carnival cruise ship in terms of on-site activities. We're just waiting for the installation of the cannabis-infused shuffleboard court.
Located amid a drab stretch of parking lots not far from the ballpark, the Peace in Medicine Center offers a comfy vibe inside -- though its mismatched furniture, Mexican-blanket tablecloths and Grateful Dead posters reminds us of a post-grad's first attempt at home decorating. The décor's fitting, since during busy hours the place can feel like a big party, with a constant stream of patients coming in to buy medicine, enjoy the amenities or get evaluations from the on-site doctors. Some people might welcome all this activity, though it can also be a bit overwhelming. The crush of people can also strain the dispensary's large, professional and friendly staff and lead to longer wait times to get access to the operation's pharmacy room.
Given everything else Peace in Medicine offers, that pharmacy turns out to be a bit of a let-down. On a recent visit, the small single-room dispensary offered sixteen strains of weed, from $90 Blueberry to $130 Royal Kush, as well as tinctures ranging from $40 to $65 an ounce -- but no edible types of pot. The pharmacist behind the counter, who seemed knowledgeable about strains and ailments, explained the dispensary was in the process of acquiring new types of edibles, and in truth, Peace in Medicine Center should soon be offering a whole lot more. In the next two months, the dispensary plans to nearly double in size by expanding into a neighboring space, with more on-site activities, a kava-root tea bar, two additional marijuana-dispensary operations and a "ganja grocery store" featuring marijuana edibles and paraphernalia.
"We are all about the health," says owner Josh Stanley. "The marijuana is secondary." He's right: For those looking for the SuperTarget of healing experiences, Peace in Medicine Center is the place to go. But for the time being, those looking for quick, no-frills access to medicine might want to shop around.
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Continue reading for a directory of area dispensaries and clinics in Colorado, and check back next week for another review. Dispensary and clinic operators who want to add or change information to these listings can e-mail them here.
Alternative Medicine of Southeast Denver 6853 Leetsdale, Denver, 80224 (720) 941-8872
Peace in Medicine Center www.peaceinmedicinecenter.com email@example.com 2042 Arapahoe St. Denver, CO 80205
Herbal Connections 2209 W. 32nd, Denver, 80211 (720) 999-6295
Metro Cannabis www.metrocannabis.org firstname.lastname@example.org 4101 E. Wesley Ave., Suite 5., Denver, CO 80222 (720) 771-9866
Metro-Cannabis 2 www.metrocannabis2.org/ 3425 South Oleander Court, unit B Denver, CO 80224 303-305-9625
Cherry Creek Health www.cherrycreekhealth.org email@example.com By appt. only 303-388-0086
Caregiving Friends (720) 999-0486
Highland Health www.highlandhealthdenver.com firstname.lastname@example.org 2727 Bryant Street, Suite 420 Denver, CO 80211 303-455-0810
Cannabis Medical Technology email@example.com, www.cannabismedical.com 303-912-2013
Pain Management of Colorado www.medicalmarijuana.net Denver, CO 303-423-7246
Patient's Choice of Colorado www.patientschoiceofcolorado.com 2251 S. Broadway Denver, CO 80210 firstname.lastname@example.org 303.862.5016
Rockbrook, Inc. http://sites.google.com/site/rockbrookinccaregiving email@example.com Colorado and Yale Denver, CO 80222 303-756-0595
Mile High Quality of Life www.mhqol.com firstname.lastname@example.org Southeast Denver 720-933-1857
The Releaf Center www.thereleafcenter.com 2000 West 32nd Ave Denver, Colorado, 80211 303-458-5323
Medical Marijuana 1240 S. Parker Rd. #100 720-629-3476
Colorado Cannabis Services 1842 S. Parker Rd, Unit 18 720-984-6543
Herbal Wellness 771 Santa Fe Dr Denver 80204 Herbalwellnessinc@comcast.net 720-299-1919
Mile High Remedies 4155 East Jewell Avenue Denver 80222 303-419-3896
Mile High Wellness www.milehighwellness.com 6740 E. Hampden Ave. Denver, CO 80237 720-382-8516
Capitol Hill Alternative Medicine Address coming 303-882-6173
Captiol Hill Medicine Shoppe 1410 Grant Street #B104 Denver, CO 80204 303-993-5777
BC Inc. Bcinc.email@example.com 5777 East Evans Plaza Denver, CO 80222 720-323-2383
The Healing House Pharmacy and Club www.healinghousedenver.com/ Michael@healinghousedenver.com Tim@healinghousedenver.com 123 West Alameda Denver, CO 80223 720-389-6490
Colorado Patient Coalition www.c3iniatives.com VetAid@C3Initiatives.com 9460 Federal Blvd Federal Heights, CO 80260 303-667-6032
The Healing Center www.thehealingcenterco.com firstname.lastname@example.org 8020 Federal Blvd Westminster, CO 80031-4165 303-0412-0200
Cannabis Kindness Center 4045 Wadsworth Blvd UNIT 306, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 303-431-4994
A Kind Place 2 9195 W. 44th Ave., E Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 720 569-1666
NatuRx 10107 W 37th Place Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 303-420-9427
DenCo 5830 West 38th Ave Wheat Ridge, CO 80212 303-518-0303
Green Tree Medical LLC 3222 South Vance Street Lakewood, CO 80227 email@example.com 720-838-1652
Mr. Nice Guys Mr.firstname.lastname@example.org 12550 West Colfax, Unit 119 Lakewood, CO80215 303-233-6423
Meadows Wellness Center. 1701 Kipling Street, Suite 104 Lakewood, CO 80215 720-435-3830
CannaMart Inc. www.cannamart.com email@example.com 7939 E. Arapahoe Rd., Suite 285 Greenwood Village, CO 80112 303-771-1600
The Kind Room firstname.lastname@example.org P.O. Box 620833 Littleton, CO 80162 www.TheKindRoom.org 720.266.3136
Green Mountain Care www.gmcllc.org email@example.com 5423 South Prince St. Littleton, CO 80120 303-953-9231
AlternaCare 303-386 5865
The Hatch Wellness Center 3624 Highlands Ranch Pkwy. # 105 Highlands Ranch , CO 80126 303-470-9270
New Options Wellness South Boulder, CO 720-266-9967
Boulder County Caregivers 2955 Valmont Boulder, CO 80301 (303) 495-2195
Boulder Alternative Medicine 1325 Broadway St, Suite 213 Boulder, CO 80302 http://bouldermeds.com 720-210-4021
The Apothecary Theapothecary1@hotmail.com 1314 Coffman Street Longmont, CO 80501 (720) 210-3986
Grateful Meds firstname.lastname@example.org 110 Snydner Nederland,CO 80466 303-258-7703
Green Belly Co-OP http://greenbellycoop.com info@ greenbellycoop.com 3330 El Dorado Springs Dr. El Dorado Springs, 80025 (720) 381-6187
Botanic Labs 1110 Boston Ave. Suite 210 Longmont, CO 80501 Appt. only 303-260-8203
Organic Medicine Club Erie 303-800-4196
Fort Collins area
Alliance For Cannabis Therapeutics email@example.com Fort Collins 970-308-5496
Natural Alternatives for Health firstname.lastname@example.org Terri@naturalalternativesforhealth.com www.naturalalternativesforhealth.com Delivery only Loveland/Fort Collins 970-412-1573
Tranquility Healing Center Smoke1@att.net Loveland 970-215-3519
Nature's Medicine NaturesMedicine420.com NaturesMedicine@live.com 843 North Cleveland Loveland, CO 80537 970-461-2811
Magic's Emporium www.magicsemporium.com email@example.com 2432 East 13th Street Loveland, CO 80537 970-397-1901
Colorado-Chronix www.Colorado-Chronix.com 970-227-3366
In Harmony Wellness 4630 Royal Vista Circle Unit 12 Windsor, Co 80528 firstname.lastname@example.org 970-988-3898
Cannabis Therapeutics dispensary 907 East FIllmore St., Colorado Springs 80907-6315 email@example.com (719)-633-7124
Colorado Cannabis Center www.coloradocannabiscenter.com firstname.lastname@example.org East Colorado Springs 719-574-4455
The Highlands Cooperative www.thehighlandscoop.com email@example.com 332 West Bijou, Suite 101 Colorado Springs, CO 80905 719-442-6737
Front Range Caregivers firstname.lastname@example.org 719-321-2442
Marisol Therapeutics email@example.com www.marisolmed.com delivery only 800-584-6274
Trichome Health Consultants www.thcmed.com firstname.lastname@example.org 2117 West Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80904 719-635-6337
Colorado Cannabis Caregivers Coloradocannabiscaregivers@gmail.com 2203 N. Weber St. Colorado Springs, 80907 719-634-7389 719-440-4124
Pikes Peak Alternantive Health and Wellness www.ppahw.com 1605 South Tejon Street Suite 101 Colorado Springs, 80905 719-575-9835
CannaCare coloradocannacare.com email@example.com 1675 Jet Wing Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80916 (719) 596-3010
Golden Alternative Care 807 14th St. Golden Goldenalternativecare@yahoo.com 303-278-8870
A Kinder Place Evergreen 303-567-2235
Mountain High Wellness Center Evergreen 303-243-4457
Generations Natural Medicine www.gmedsco.com GenMeds@gmail.com 2006 8th Street Greeley, CO 80631 970-353-2839
Mary's Medicine MarysMedicine.com 719-778-5620
Top Hat Enterprises Saguache 719-221-3373
Colorado Mountain Dispensary Carbondale 970-948-6404
High Valley Healing Center San Luis Valley 303-877-7452
Natures Medicine www.naturesmedicinegj.com firstname.lastname@example.org 1001 Paterson Rd Grand Junction, Colorado 81501 970-424-5293
THC Foundation Clinic www.thc-foundation.org 4485 Wadsworth Blvd #302 Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 (clinics in Durango and Glenwood Springs) 303-403-9996
Cannamed www.cannamed.org email@example.com 6855 Leetsdale Dr. Denver, CO 80224 877-420-6337
Colorado Green Cross http://coloradogreencross.com 10200 West 44th St. Suite 433 Wheat Ridge CO 80033 303-271-3450
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