Best CBD Store 2020 | Color Up Therapeutics | Best of Denver® | Best Restaurants, Bars, Clubs, Music and Stores in Denver | Westword

You can find CBD products anywhere from 7-Eleven to Walgreens, but good luck getting any educated help there — or finding anything more than lotion, for that matter. But at Color Up Therapeutics, a Denver-based CBD company and store, you can find CBD products along with news of CBD spa services, yoga classes, education courses and massage sessions. Co-founders Shauna Blanch, Bryce Conley and Will Parker aren't new to the game, having taught the community about CBD and hosted local event organizers for over five years now. You can buy Color Up's CBD oil, capsules, salves, deodorants and pet products around the world, but why not try them out at a fantasy factory?

Hemp foods have more potential than they’re given credit for, but much of that failure to launch is because of how expensive hemp milk, seeds and protein powder are compared to other plant-based health foods. Mocu, a Denver-based health food manufacturer, seems to have figured out how to sell quality hemp-based food ingredients without charging as though they were weed edibles. Our favorite right now is the hemp protein flour, packed with twenty amino acids, antioxidants and some of those good fats you’re always reading about. Hemp flour doesn’t rise, so you can only substitute about a third of it for traditional baking flour, but the ratio works out perfectly, limiting hemp’s nutty, piney flavor in homemade bread, smoothies, crackers and even flapjacks.

Last year, the International Church of Cannabis unleashed BEYOND, a guided meditative laser light experience set against artist Okuda San Miguel's painted work on the congregation's walls. But despite the church's name, visitors can't smoke weed there because of public pot consumption laws. That's where My 420 Tours come in. The cannabis-friendly tour service has partnered with the church for a new class, starting with a drive to a dispensary and food hall on a 420-friendly tour bus before heading to Beyond, so you're properly stoned and well fed before one fun, trippy experience.

There aren't a ton of options for social cannabis use in Denver, but private pot club Tetra 9 has figured out how to provide a club-like space for tokers without making you feel like you're at an ICP concert. Local rappers, DJs and cannabis brands frequently host parties and performances at Tetra, which holds weekly karaoke and game nights to keep regulars entertained. Although Tetra is a private, members-only club to avoid city rules that ban indoor cannabis smoking at public places, signing up for a daily or monthly membership at the RiNo cannabis lounge doesn't cost much and can be done the same day as your visit. Can't smoke where you live, or just want to leave the house because your Midwestern parents are visiting? You betcha, Tetra.

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