Momentum is a hard thing to ignore. Bigger and better usually leads to more interest and attention, and that’s what Colorado Harvest Company has been gaining as it continues to expand. With new stores this year in Denver and Aurora and another Aurora location on the way, the snowballing-in-size dispensary chain was a logical place to explore when I was out one weekend and on the hunt for some new herb. I stopped by the Colorado Harvest Company at 1568 South Broadway on a snowy evening, hoping to find some heartwarming sinsemilla.
Colorado Harvest is partners with hash-pen company O.PenVAPE, and the discounted O.Pen products displayed throughout the shop provided some insight as to why the dispensary is doing so well: People love those fucking things. Still, I wanted to smoke buds and bathe in their fumes, so I was interested in the flower lineup. The menu was expansive, with at least fifteen internally grown strains to choose from. But there was one problem: They all smelled the same, and it wasn’t good. After a pair of identical subpar whiffs of Lemon Kush and Cheese Quake, I finally took a shot in the dark and bought an eighth of Sweet Tooth for $36.34 after tax. (The dispensary doesn’t sell grams.)
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A true legacy strain, Sweet Tooth was bred with genetics from Afghani, Hawaiian and Nepali landraces and is considered a well-balanced hybrid; as much as I like to think of myself as a pot authority, I’d never tried it before. I was hoping my purchase would be as tasty as the name implied, but I was disappointed the moment I opened the bottle. Generic smells of old, stale spices overtook my nose, as though I was opening an expired package of pre-made stuffing. The optics of the nugs were a little better, but closer inspection of the lime-green buds showed some yellow trichomes, making me wonder how long they had been sitting around before I bought them. I hadn’t been this unenthusiastic about a sesh in a long time.
The flavors were exactly as I’d expected from the smell: bland, grassy and sort of spicy. A few snappers out of my friend’s fairly clean bong provided some tasteless hits, but at least they weren’t harsh on the throat. I burned four snappers in the span of twenty minutes and probably could’ve taken four more if I’d wanted a true fade. The potency left something to be desired, but the hybrid high was a nice daytime buzz that left me with enough wit to not be a total mute when my friend and I went out for lunch. I also devoured my meal before the waitress could ask how it tasted, so the stomach relaxation was a nice touch, too.
Despite the clean, munchie-inducing high, Colorado Harvest Company’s Sweet Tooth didn’t live up to its name.
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