Dear Stoner: Why does dispensary weed suck so much? It’s either poor-smelling, still full of nutrients or covered in pesticides.
Dear Yuck: Maybe you're going to the wrong dispensaries? I'd be a lying fuckface if I told you there were no dispensaries in Denver pushing poopy weed, using sketchy pesticides or not taking the time to flush their buds of nutrients. There's usually a reason that pot shop is selling $15 eighths of flower or $20 grams of shatter, and when your nose wants to barf after taking a whiff or the ash looks gray instead of white, you get your answer. That doesn't mean that every dispensary out there is trying to bend you over, though.
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Plenty of pot shops, both medical and recreational, take their reputations and the quality of their buds seriously — but that attention to detail almost always comes at a price. Flash deals aside, you're going to have to pay at least $30 before tax for a quality eighth. I don't blame you for dismissing those prices, or even for going back to buying bags from that weird dude up the street named Lance — but peace of mind comes at a cost.
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