Herban Medicinals takes up the basement of the building at 70 Broadway, just down the street from Sweet Action Ice Cream. Coincidence? Likely. But I stopped in for a pint of the pumpkin pie ice cream and I'll bet I'm not the first medical pot patient to wander south a few doors. I suggest you do the ... More >>
I used to smoke cigarettes when I was a dumb teenager. I quit, though. And while I try not to pass judgment on my friends who still smoke them, I find burning tobacco to be among the most foul and offensive odors ever. I'm not alone. It's why we have bans on smoking cigarettes in bars, restaurants, ... More >>
Metro Cannabis isn't really known for much. It is generally seen by patients as a warehouse shop with warehouse-quality buds and nothing really to offer someone who wants true variety and well-grown herb. It's a low-rent shop set up along a rough stretch of Colfax that relies on walk-in traffic from ... More >>
Four years into High Times throwing the Cannabis Cup in Denver and it finally feels like the event has hit it's full, madhouse-crazy stride -- thanks in large part to a venue change from the cramped, maze-like confines of Exdo to the wide-open, somewhat-dingy-but-perfect-for-throwing-a-wild-party co ... More >>
One of the first dudes I ever got stoned with in high school was a super metal-head named Eric who was into Dungeons and Dragons, wizards, warlocks and Tolkein novels. His room at his mom's house, where we would smoke after school, was a tribute to all of these things, featuring black-light posters ... More >>
I could probably hit the Mile High Green Cross sign from the front door of Westword's 10th and Broadway offices using a slingshot. I point that out because, despite being the closest medical marijuana dispensary to my desk, I've only been there a handful of times. But a fellow Westword medical mar ... More >>
With every trip back and forth to Denver International Airport this summer to pick up visiting friends and family, I've become increasingly excited for the light rail train to DIA. Not only will it finally put Denver up there with other real cities that have real public rail transportation from thei ... More >>
As much as I would like to say there was a more cannabis-related reason for my visit to Gaia, what really brought me to the shop's doorstep was a Cuban sandwich. Far enough down East Colfax to still be East Colfax, Gaia Plant-Based Medicine is nevertheless in a decent location, with a sidewalk stor ... More >>
The Healing House menu is freaking huge, and that alone makes it seem like another warehouse crap shack in the boonies getting by on a (somewhat) isolated location to sell bud. The isolated-location part is true, with the shop pretty much at the western end of Alameda just a few miles before it cr ... More >>
High Times Magazine threw arguable the biggest private pot parties in the nation over the weekend, drawing thousands of people over two days to the Exdo Events Center for the mag's third cannabis contest in as many years. The past two years, only medical marijuana patients were allowed to puff tough ... More >>
Green Mountain Care is one of the few dispensaries south of East Hampden Avenue and west of I-25 -- square in the middle of what is otherwise a dispensary no-man's land. The shop isn't on any main strip, and aside from the neon "Open" sign in the window, it looks like a small house surrounded by mor ... More >>
Fox Street Wellness is in a Bermuda triangle of a location, just southeast of Sunnyside in a warehouse district cornered by I-25 on the east, 48th Avenue to the north and I-70 to the south. Unless you know the area well, you'll likely end up driving around in circles, cursing former city planners fo ... More >>
Once again, the holidays have me broke. Between buying flights to see family and gifts for my wife and nephew, the wallet is a little thin. But as the song says, "First take care of head." So I shot down to South Broadway's Discount Dispensary Land to cash in on some meds without breaking the bank.
Cannabis might not be the cure for my stomach condition, but it sure helps. This week I stopped by Cure Colorado Dispensary to see if they had anything on the shelf to sooth what ails me.
I've admitted in this blog to being bad about judging books by their covers -- and dispensaries by their names. And frankly, Herbs4You sounds more like an insane Japanese game show that puts contestants through rounds of eating semi-poisonous plants than a medical marijuana center.
A few weeks ago, I was driving down Broadway on the way home from picking my dog up at a friend's house when I realized that I didn't have any herb I was pumped to puff. But it was close to closing time at the dispensaries, and my choices were running slim as I continued north. So I pulled over at t ... More >>
Re-reviewing Denver Patients Group is purely a function of its location. That is, I drove past the air-conditioned shop right as the Easy Bake oven that is my AC-less car had started to give me borderline heat stroke. Some people go to shopping malls or movies to cool off in heat waves. Why not a di ... More >>
Whereas the original Native Roots occupies almost a quarter-floor of a high rise in Denver, its Lakewood location is sandwiched between other stores in a small strip center next to a McDonald's on Wadsworth. Fitting, as Native Roots is one of a handful of dispensaries not only staying afloat but ope ... More >>
I'll be honest: The name Chronorado sounds like something a marble-mouthed hippie would say when telling his friends where the Rainbow Gathering is this summer. And the place isn't that appealing from outside. But lately, the shop's been getting decent reviews from people I've encountered, and I fig ... More >>
Timberline Herbal Clinic isn't anything fancy, nor does it pretend to be. It's a working-class shop in a working-class part of town north of I-70 on Colorado Boulevard, where hardworking guys at nearby tire yards and truck-repair shops stop in on their lunch break to pick up edibles for after ... More >>
In high school, my friends and I used to buy weed from a guy who lived in some shady apartments. The dude only let one or two people actually come buy weed, so the parking lot of his apartment complex always looked suspiciously shady, with us kids hanging out smoking cigs and what little weed ... More >>
Environmental leaders who ardently supported Barack Obama in 2008 haven't had much to celebrate in the past three years, as key pieces of legislation dealing with climate change and controls on the energy industry have been scuttled, diluted or delayed -- by a bad economy, an increasingly intransige ... More >>
Something about the name "The Kind Room" was subtle yet distinctively attractive, and the place has always stood out for that alone among the dozens of other shops along Broadway Broadsterdam's main drag of dispensaries. Yes, I know, the name of an MMC is hardly a reason to visit the place, b ... More >>
from greenwerkz.comGreenWerkz appeared on my radar a few weeks ago, after we posted a story on Full Spectrum Labs and its quest to find strains high in CBD, the cannabinoid in ganja most able to ease muscle and joint pain. According to Full Spectrum, GreenWerkz carries one of the highest CBD ... More >>
Last week we reported on the International Olympic Committee's announcement that ski and snowboard slopestyle events have officially been added as medal sports for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games and on the local ramifications of that decision. And wait, there's more: Other big news with a solid ... More >>
Yesterday the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board approved the addition of Ski and Snowboard Slopestyle events at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. The announcement came yesterday from the 123rd IOC Session in Durban, South Africa, and follows an April announcement tha ... More >>
I stopped by Urban Cannabis last year, but never ended up writing a review about it. At the time, they didn't have much on their shelves from their own garden and what they did have was overpriced and not worth the digital ink to report. This time around, the shop was in full swing, with stoc ... More >>
This will be a weekend to remember, though I doubt I'll remember much of it. The High Times Medical Cannabis Cup is at the Exdo Event Center this weekend. If you have trouble finding it, look for the rising cloud of deliciously fragrant smoke northeast of downtown.
The storefront and decor at Local Product of Colorado have been set up with the utmost care. But their actual local product and its pricing may need some attention.
Colorado Alternative Medicine is one of the few shops I've heard good things about from patients as well as other dispensary owners. I've been hearing stories about its solid collection of connoisseur genetics and homegrown-quality herb for over a year now, and decided it was finally time to ... More >>
Mixed in with the boutique specialty shops, craft beer houses and other restaurants in the area, Grasshopper Alternative Medicine blends in well with its East 17th Avenue neighbors. Aside from the ubiquitous green medical marijuana crosses, the clinic could pass for a coffee shop thanks to it ... More >>
I can remember back in the day when having the option of a bag with or without seeds was about as much selection as I'd get when buying pot. Now I can walk into a shop that carries two-dozen strains of herb and walk out having only seen half of the menu. Spoiled much? Yes, and I don't think I ... More >>
In "Mile Highs and Lows," Westword offers a no-holds-barred look at what goes on behind the locked doors of marijuana clinics, whether they resemble swanky bars, sterile dentist's offices or a dope dealer's college dorm room. See our dispensary list here, and keep reading for William Breathe ... More >>
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 is offering a n ... More >>
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 ... More >>
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