Mile Highs and Lows: Peace in Medicine Center

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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 info@peaceinmedicinecenter.com 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.

Got suggestions about a dispensary that you love or hate, or news tips about the growing medical marijuana scene? Send them here.

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 info@peaceinmedicinecenter.com 2042 Arapahoe St. Denver, CO 80205

Herbal Connections 2209 W. 32nd, Denver, 80211 (720) 999-6295

Metro Cannabis www.metrocannabis.org metrocannabis@yahoo.com 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 colin@cherrycreekhealth.org By appt. only 303-388-0086

Caregiving Friends (720) 999-0486

Highland Health www.highlandhealthdenver.com highlandhealthdenver@gmail.com 2727 Bryant Street, Suite 420 Denver, CO 80211 303-455-0810

Cannabis Medical Technology info@cannabismedical.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 info@patientschoiceofcolorado.com 303.862.5016

Rockbrook, Inc. http://sites.google.com/site/rockbrookinccaregiving rockbrook.inc@gmail.com Colorado and Yale Denver, CO 80222 303-756-0595

Mile High Quality of Life www.mhqol.com info@mhqol.com 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.meds@gmail.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

North Metro

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 thccolorado@gmail.com 8020 Federal Blvd Westminster, CO 80031-4165 303-0412-0200

West Metro

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 greentreemedicalllc@yahoo.com 720-838-1652

Mr. Nice Guys Mr.niceguys420@yahoo.com 12550 West Colfax, Unit 119 Lakewood, CO80215 303-233-6423

Meadows Wellness Center. 1701 Kipling Street, Suite 104 Lakewood, CO 80215 720-435-3830

South Metro

CannaMart Inc. www.cannamart.com cannamart@yahoo.com 7939 E. Arapahoe Rd., Suite 285 Greenwood Village, CO 80112 303-771-1600

The Kind Room info@thekindroom.org P.O. Box 620833 Littleton, CO 80162 www.TheKindRoom.org 720.266.3136

Green Mountain Care www.gmcllc.org info@greenmountaingroup.org 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 gratemeds@gmail.com 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 s-stamm@live.com Fort Collins 970-308-5496

Natural Alternatives for Health info@naturalalternativesforhealth.com 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 magicsemporium@gmail.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 inharmonywellness@gmail.com 970-988-3898

Colorado Springs

Cannabis Therapeutics dispensary 907 East FIllmore St., Colorado Springs 80907-6315 cannabis_therapeutics@msn.com (719)-633-7124

Colorado Cannabis Center www.coloradocannabiscenter.com amorette.13@gmail.com East Colorado Springs 719-574-4455

The Highlands Cooperative www.thehighlandscoop.com mmjcaregiver@live.com 332 West Bijou, Suite 101 Colorado Springs, CO 80905 719-442-6737

Front Range Caregivers frontrangecaregivers@colorado.usa.com 719-321-2442

Marisol Therapeutics info@marisolmed.com www.marisolmed.com delivery only 800-584-6274

Trichome Health Consultants www.thcmed.com info@thcmed.com 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 info@coloradocannacare.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

Mountains/Western Slope

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 naturesmedicinegj@gmail.com 1001 Paterson Rd Grand Junction, Colorado 81501 970-424-5293


Denver area

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 cannamed@gmail.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


GrassRoots Medical Clinic info@grassrootsmedical.com 5330 Manhattan Circle Suite C Boulder, CO 80303 303-499-9399

Lone Tree

Colorado Medical Marijuana www.coloradomedicalmarijuana.com staff@coloradomedicalmarijuana.com 9233 Park Meadows Drive Suite 214 Lone Tree, CO. 80124 303-625-4012

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