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34 Colorado Travel

Our beautiful state is even prettier during the change of the fall colors. Be sure to visit one of these amazing locations to enjoy this special time of year.

58 Grower’s Grove

In search of sativas. Don’t be fooled. Many strains marketed as sativas are really indica dominant hybrids. Read and learn!

80 We Dig This: Haunted Houses

Some of the scariest houses for the Halloween holiday are right here in Denver. Be sure to check out these creepy places -- but don’t say we didn’t warn you!!!

96 Janis Joplin

Coined as one of the top 100 American singers of all time, lived a wild life and died way too young in October 1970.

106 Halloween Recipes

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12 | Legal Corner by Robert E. Selan 16 | The Health Report: Arthritis by J.T. Gold 28 | Strain Review: Killer Queen by Michael Dillon 40 | Going Green by J.T. Gold 44 | Ready to Take a Stand by J.B. Woods 54 | Kush Concert Review: Furthur by Quentin Young 62 | Jaimes Brown for Governer 66 | Colorado Live Music Preview 74 | Rob’s Corner by Robert J. Corry, Jr. 76 | Hempful Hints: Hemp Beer by Valerie Fernandez 86 | Story of Friendship & Deception by Lisa Selan 88 | Marijuana is Safer by Mason Tvert 90 | Product Review: Cold Fusion by John Green 92 | Jared Polis by Robert E. Selan 94 | Best BBQ in Town by Julie Cole 100 | Fertile Ground by Joshua Kappel 102 | Full Spectrum by Alex Brain 112 | A Different Take on Halloween by Ryan James 114 | The Kush Life by Big Jay Kush 116 | Top Ten Halloween Movies by J. Mark Sternberg 120 | Dispensary Directory

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olorado is now the leader in medical marijuana in the country. It is the only state with laws that regulate the cultivation, distribution and sale of medical cannabis. Medical cannabis is big business here, already creating substantial revenue for Colorado, and the state is trying to work with all of the MMJ businesses to keep it that way. Besides the constitutional amendment that made the entire industry possible, the legislature has passed laws that licenses growers, dispensaries and edible manufacturers. And notwithstanding Prop. 19, the California legalization initiative, the number of medical cannabis patients on a per capita basis in Colorado is double the number in California. With all of the money being generated, and the rampant increase of Cannabis patients, comes political power. In the upcoming election several candidates are running on pro-marijuana platforms, including the top spots for Governor and Attorney General. We have interviews on Stan Garnett running for State Attorney General as well as Jared Polis running for United States Congress in the 2nd Congressional District. We also have some info provided by Jaimes Brown, Libertarian Candidate running for Governor.

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In order to fully implement new state laws for medical marijuana in Colorado, and stop the proliferation of black market pot, Matt Cook, the Senior Director of the Colorado Department of Revenue, responsible for medical marijuana enforcement, is proposing an electronic system to track marijuana from seed to sale. If enacted, Colorado would be the first state in the country to take such an initiative. The proposed tracking system is intended to address the diversion of medical marijuana from the intended patients which is now legal in the state to non-medical recreational cannabis users. It all starts with the cannabis chain of custody whereby the licensed grower pulls down its crop, packages it up, and then ships it to either a licensed medical marijuana center (“MMC”) or a licensed edible manufacturing facility. What Cook, and other enforcers of state medical cannabis laws are faced with is making sure that the above two legal destinations are the only places that the legally grown marijuana actually ends up. This is no small task considering that there are now several hundred legally licensed growers, MMC’s and Edible manufacturers statewide. While no specific plans have been approved, the idea is to utilize state of the art technology to identify and track through video surveillance

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equipment, the entire process of the production and sale of medical marijuana including cultivation, processing, packaging, transportation, and the final sale of medical cannabis to the patient. Among some of the logistics discussed are fingerprinting of patients, and the use radio-frequency devices for tracking purposes.. If you think this sounds like “Big Brother” from George Orwell’s 1984, you’re certainly not alone. According to Brian Vicente, the Executive Director of Sensible Colorado, a leading patient’s advocacy group, the proposed medical marijuana tracking system has raised privacy concerns among patients and marijuana advocates. The good news is Vicente sits on a rule-making advisory committee formed by Cook to hash out (no pun intended) the morass of issues and obligations now facing the medical cannabis industry While medical marijuana was legalized in Colorado by the passage of Amendment 20 in 2000, it was only this year that the legislature passed House Bill 1284 regulating the cultivation and sale of medical. Now it is up to Cook and the Department of Revenue to promulgate the rules needed to fully implement the new regulations that go into full force and effect next year. Tracking is only one element of the rule-making process currently underway.

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YOU’VE WOKEN UP SORE OR STIFF OF IF YOU’VE EVER HAD AN INJURY, maybe your knees or wrists let you know when it’s going to rain. Arthritis is not just an elderly disease; it can affect anyone at any age and can be painful, even debilitating. Like most health matters, there are preventative steps that can be taken to increase your chances of staying loose and healthy. For some people, the simple act of stretching daily can help improve movement and joint health and keep arthritis at bay.

swelling, which in turn reduces pain. Physical therapists will charge you money to freeze your limbs. Save yourself the cash and do it yourself and give yourself at least 15 minutes of ice treatment. It works!

The very definition of arthritis is an inflammation of the joints that causes swelling, stiffness and limited movement. Since there are over 100 types of arthritis, it may be difficult to diagnose the culprit, but there are a lot of ways to treat the symptoms. Osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis for example, cannot be cured. However, if you do suffer from one of the many forms, there are treatments, including medical cannabis that can help keep your symptoms under control and make your life more manageable.

Once you have the swelling under control, it’s time to address the pain. Now you may want to start easy and maybe pop a couple of ibuprofen and see how it goes. If you prefer to medicate with cannabis, try a good indica to induce a body high. Cannabis treats the inflammation as well as the pain. Many people who suffer from arthritis (31 Million in the US alone) also find that tinctures and edibles help for long-term relief. Talk to your caregiver about what might work best for you.

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suffer from arthritis First and foremost, stretching is key. Not only is it key to treating or preventing arthritis, stretching is beneficial to everything your body goes through. Even if you sit all day, a good morning stretch for 15 minutes will keep you limber throughout the day. Exercise is the other key. Regular, low impact exercise keeps the joints loose and limber. Even 20 minutes a day can make a world of difference. If you’re like most people, when something hurts, you want to apply heat. Heating pads, a hot shower—they seem to take all the pain away, but don’t be fooled. The real remedy for joint inflammation and pain is ice. I know, it doesn’t sound like any fun, but you need the cold to reduce 16 16

Don’t assume that with age your joints are going to fail you. There are ways to stay healthy and promote joint wellness. Most health food or supplement stores carry glucosamine and chondroitin, which are the building blocks of cartilage. Taking care at a younger age is the best way to prevent trouble in your later years.

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It’s that time. Autumn may be fairly new, but we know the truth. Winter is knocking at the door and once she knocks, you better be ready to answer. So before the snow comes and takes over our lives for the next 6 months, do yourself a favor and savor the glory of autumn. This time of year is when nature puts on her greatest show. The mornings tease of winter and you can see your breath in the air. By mid afternoon, with the sun high the sky, summer feels like she’s trying so hard to stick around, but you know that in just an hour it will be time to start layering. This is the season of every season—you can experience them all in one 24-hour period but this is also the season to revel in our gorgeous state. So grab your cameras and get away from the city for an afternoon. This is a short window and it’s closing quickly! by JANE QUENTIN

McClure’s Pass The pass, which is located between Pitkin and Gunnison counties, is on the western side of the Elk Mountain south of the tiny and ridiculously cute town of Redstone. This place is the very definition of the road less traveled. This is not the place to find a great hiking trail or bust out the mountain bike. That’s not to say you couldn’t, but what makes McClure’s pass spectacular is it’s rugged, raw beauty. You shouldn’t wait to take this drive, as it does get pretty tough in winter. But right now, the leaves are in Technicolor and are a must-see. If you go: Check out the historic Redstone Castle.

Glenwood Canyon The Glenwood Canyon, on the stretch of I-70 between Eagle and Glenwood Springs is perhaps one of the most photographed spots in the state and for good reason. The Colorado River runs next to a spectacular part of the Rockies and comes complete with train tracks that run through the mountains and along the river. This part of the river is very popular with rafters and you can often catch a few late season enthusiasts riding the rapids. In the early morning, patches of frost and ice steam off the river as you’re surrounded by the reds, yellows and ambers of autumn. If you go: A trip to the World Famous Hot Springs pool, of course!

Prime elk viewing areas on the East Side of Rocky Mountain National Park: •Moraine Park •Horseshoe Park •Upper Beaver Meadows Prime elk viewing areas on the West Side of Rocky Mountain

National Park: •Harbison Meadow •Holzwarth Meadow •Throughout the Kawuneeche Valley Prime elk viewing areas in Estes Park: •18-hole golf course •9-hole golf course

Nederland Perhaps the coolest little town in all of Colorado, Nederland invites you in to its mountain walls and shows you how magnificent nature can be. The winding roads are littered with every changing color trees have to offer and hint at a time and place where life is simpler, slower. The city of Boulder bustles with life but Nederland stops time. The rich musical heritage is evident and is a great way to steep yourself in rock history. Drive slow, watch the colors change before your eyes and sing along. If you go: Plan a trip back for Frozen Dead Guy Days.

Rocky Mountain National Park (Estes Park area) Be sure to take the I-36 west to Estes Park and view the beautiful fall colors. A bonus feature in this picturesque part of the state includes elk bugling during the early fall mating season which lasts through October. After hanging around the quaint village during the day, in the early evening head into Rocky Mountain National Park and stop at Horseshoe Park where local volunteer guides, the Bugle Corp, are on hand to give interpretive information.

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Every grocery store now boasts an Organic section and for a lot of us, we think, “Oh good. I’ll buy those bananas instead of the regular ones” But what does that really mean? Is organic food really that much better for you? What else can be achieved by opting for the organically labeled food we see every day? The word “organic” refers to the way that farmers grow and process their agricultural products. The most important and impressive goal of organic farming is to encourage soil and water conservation. Weeding, for instance, is a big part of growing anything and organic farmers, rather than use chemicals and pesticides,

often spread mulch or employ crop rotation techniques to combat unwanted weeds. Conventional farmers also use chemical fertilizers where an organic grower uses natural composts to feed their plants. Pest control is a full-time job for any grower of anything, as many of you may well know. Organic farmers use things like birds, insects and traps to try to combat pests. There even a few ingenious plants that act as traps for certain flying insects. Conventional growers, of course, use chemical herbicides to keep bugs at bay. The labeling on organic foods includes meeting a stringent list of requirements as set forth by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Like diamonds, there are things to look for. 100 percent organic means that products are made from 100 percent organically grown ingredients and processes. Organic (the most common) means that products are at least 95 percent organic, and “Made with organic ingredients,” means that these products are made with at least 70 percent organic ingredients. The organic seal cannot be used on this packaging. So before you panic and ditch your Chiquitas 40 40

forever, know that you are A) making a good choice by eating fruit and B) not necessarily eating chemicals. Your conventionally grown produce may very well fall into the 70 percent range, and that’s pretty darned good. It is worth knowing that there hasn’t been any definitive research that shows that organic foods are any more nutritious than those that have been conventionally grown. And even though conventional farmers use pesticides, the residue that may be left is small enough that it doesn’t pose a health risk. After all, we all ate and lived well before the “organic craze” began. What really matters here is that the organic gardener has a bigger purpose and dedication to renewable energy and care for the environment. So while you may feel good about yourself for eating organically, you should be feeling as mentally healthy as you do physically. Supporting organic farming is an important way to make a contribution to reducing the overall carbon footprint.

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Ready to Take A Stand by J.B. Woods

it is a rare opportunity to speak with a District Attorney about medical marijuana, let alone

a candidate for Attorney General. That is exactly what happened when Kush Magazine recently met with Boulder DA Stan Garnett to hear his thoughts on becoming Colorado’s next Attorney General, and his position on medical marijuana. Our meeting took place at a Boulder law firm occupied by a friend of Garnett’s from law school. The building, a converted church, is currently being used to perform a different form of the Lord’s work…law. It seemed an appropriate venue as we sought answers from Garnett, who is seeking the top law enforcement position in Colorado and currently solidifying his own set of values and commandments. If you don’t know a lot about Stan Garnett, you’re not alone. Garnett currently serves as District Attorney for the twentieth Judicial District. Garnett received his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctorate degrees from the University of Colorado. His parents were born and raised in the Centennial State and according to his website, taught him to treat people fairly, to give back to the community, and to work to protect the beauty and natural resources of the area. Prior to our interview, I researched the internet for anything I could find about Garnett. I was curious to know his position on the numerous issues facing Colorado, and of course, medical marijuana. The slogan on his website is “tough, fair and on your side.” I wondered if medical marijuana crossed Garnett’s mind when he drafted that statement. Fortunately, The Daily Camera had posted a YouTube video of Garnett speaking before the Boulder County Board of Commissioners on the topic of medical marijuana back in September of 2009. In that video, Garnett says “I want to be the most progressive District Attorney in the state on the issue of medical marijuana.” The controversy over medical marijuana typically has most local and state representatives feeling hesitant. That reluctance to discuss or even take a position is based on concerns about consequences or even dissension by the voters. Yet Garnett was willing to vocalize his position prior to any medical marijuana laws being passed. Furthermore, his statement was resolute, and one that would be met with both relief and applause by the MMJ community. The position of Attorney General is an important role any state. A visit to the Colorado Attorney General’s website provides information to help understand its purpose: The Attorney General and the Department of Law, which Attorney General John W. Suthers oversees (collectively referred to as the Colorado Attorney General’s Office or AGO), represents and defends the legal interests of the people of the State of Colorado and its sovereignty. The Attorney General exercises the responsibilities given to his office by the Colorado Constitution, statutes enacted by the Colorado General Assembly and the people of the State of Colorado, and the common law.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Garnett for our Attorney General Post Office Box 17006 | Boulder, Co 80308 {T} 303.499.6864 {E} {W}

the attorney general is the state’s top law enforcement,

legal counsel, and advisor to the Governor. Needless to say, it is a position that can have enormous influence on the people who live in Colorado, and the MMJ industry as a whole. That influence is significant if you consider the case of Chris Bartkowicz, who is currently being tried for the sale, possession, and distribution of medical marijuana from his Highlands Ranch home. Believing that he was operating legally, Bartkowicz decided to invite 9News to videotape his medical marijuana grow, located in a residential zone near a school. The Bartkowicz case is a test of Colorado’s medical marijuana laws—the plight that exists between Amendment 20 and the fortitude of the federal government to eliminate the term “medical” in their litigation against Bartkowicz. Needless to say, this is a significant case that could have far reaching implications. A recent debate with Garnett and incumbent John Suthers had the two opponents discussing the federal versus state quagmire. Suthers views it as hypocrisy, while Garnett recognizes it as a land issue. In other words, the location and compliance with local zoning requirements by a medical marijuana business or caregiver should be considered along with the myriad of other factors. On the day of our interview, Bartkowicz was in federal court seeking to use “medical” marijuana as part of his defense in order to fend off federal prosecution. The decision by U.S. District Judge Phillip A. Brimmer to rule against the “medical defense” has Bartkowicz facing life imprisonment. This decision prompted Garnett to immediately issue a statement regarding Bartkowicz: September 22, 2010 The ongoing federal prosecution in Denver of medical marijuana grower Christopher Bartkowicz highlights my belief that this evolving and complex issue is currently best dealt with through land-use regulation, rather than the criminal courts. This prosecution, threatening Mr. Bartkowicz with decades in prison, for an activity he believed to be sanctioned under Amendment 20 and Colorado law as it was currently written, is totally unjust and unnecessary. John Suthers, a professed staunch supporter of states’ rights, and obligated as the current Attorney General to defend Colorado law, should call on the U.S. Attorney to promptly and fairly reach a proportionate and just resolution of this case. ~ Stan Garnett

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Garnett’s statement gives further support to his belief that the Attorney General’s office should have a “tangential connection” with the medical marijuana industry. He also believes his incumbent Suthers has spent time on lobbying efforts, while attempting to turn the clock back a couple of decades to Nixon’s war on drugs. According to Garnett, the Attorney General in Colorado has an obligation to be proactive in dealing with the federal government. If elected, Garnett would need to collaborate with the various federal and state agencies. This would mean reaching out to U.S. Attorney John Walsh whom he admires, and simultaneously creating a task force with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to advocate the medical marijuana laws of the state under Amendment 20, House Bill 1284 and Senate Bill 109. Garnett recognizes that a “magic bullet” doesn’t exist, but effective communication will go a long way toward eliminating further confusion.

according to garnett, medical

marijuana has caused some members of law enforcement to debate the issue in a “hysterical tone.” Garnett believes that local and state government must use their resources wisely and focus on major drug enforcement like cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin. As an example, his office recently worked with the DEA on a 117 count indictment which he considers a serious public safety issue. If Garnett had been Attorney General over the past few years, his priorities would have been about consumer protection and pay day lending scams--not lobbying the legislature on medical marijuana. According to Garnett’s website, Colorado consumers have increasingly been victims of various crimes that include identity theft, internet fraud, and dangerous mortgage products during this severe economic recession. Apparently, Colorado has been one of the worst states in the country for consumer protection complaints. Garnett clearly wants to remedy all of these issues, and have the office of the Attorney General focused on rectifying Colorado’s problems. In addition to offering support to the medical marijuana industry, he views the Attorney General’s office as a place that is “available to bring a productive government presence to the community.” When asked about being interviewed by a cannabis lifestyle publication, Garnett responded, “I’m happy to be in just about any magazine talking about these things, and I appreciate the opportunity to be interviewed.” Something tells me that the medical marijuana community will be watching this election closely. (Please note: Attorney General John Suthers was invited by the author to conduct a similar interview, but his office did not respond.)








During any show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, which sits at 6,450 feet above sea level, concertgoers are closer to the heavens than most other earth dwellers. But the audience felt an unusually strong connection to the sky during Furthur’s three-night run at the venue. Even before the band took the stage for its first set September 24, all eyes were on the horizon as the day-old but still-brilliant Harvest Moon made an entrance. A bright Jupiter had led the way. By the time the band launched into show-opener “Truckin’,” spirits were already high. Furthur, led by Grateful Dead veterans Bob Weir and Phil Lesh, plays the Dead, acts like the Dead and sounds like the Dead. It is not the Dead, but in its role as the nearest possible substitute it has earned the approval of Dead lovers. It would have been hard to believe when Jerry Garcia died in 1995 that 15 years later the long strange trip would yet to have ended. Furthur shows resemble the old Dead shows both inside and outside the walls of the concert hall. The crowd is a carnival of characters engaged in experimentation, companionship and entrepreneurship. The house is a ceremonial ground of dance and celebration. The band continues to draw young fans into a fold that’s 45 years in the making, and it keeps the old fans coming back again and again. Amazing.Part of the trick is the talent Weir and Lesh have recruited to their touring company. Much of the recent attention has inevitably fallen on guitarist John Kadlecik, who has assumed the Garcia role. It’s a role he’s been practicing for a long time -- he was recruited from the Grateful Dead tribute act Dark Star Orchestra. Poor Kadlecik. His devotion to Garcia is so deep that he has seemingly internalized every aspect of the master’s style. But could you imagine trying to fill those shoes? After a career emulating Garcia, he is now called on to, in effect, be Garcia. It can’t be done.

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During the Red Rocks shows, however, he demonstrated why audiences accept him as a passable replacement. While he’ll never manage his hero’s magic he never falls flat or detracts from the whole. He’s damn good. And he’s easily the best voice in the current Furthur lineup. (His voice sounds uncannily like Garcia’s. Coincidence? Mind over vocal chords?) On drums was Joe Russo, from the Benevento/Russo duo. During the course of the band’s roughly four-hour sets, his arms were in a permanent state of pinwheel motion. If his job was to re-create the Dead’s two-drummer rhythms, he handled the assignment with ohmy-god agility and invention. At times he sounded like three drummers. Lesh reminded the Red Rocks audience why his bass playing was so essential to the Dead’s sound. His free-wheeling lines twisted their way up, down and around chord changes like dancers twirling from pole to pole. On Saturday night, the second of the Red Rocks run, the band was in top form, and it rolled out a set that stirred the crowd to an everincreasing state of euphoria (“Terrapin Suite” into “The Eleven” into “Unbroken Chain” into “Dark Star” into “Stella Blue” into “The Other One.”) The encore was “One More Saturday Night.” Weir and Lesh show every sign there will be Furthur Saturday nights to come.




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A decade ago, sativas were the sought after prizes of the ganja world. Now, due to certain market trends and a lack of knowledge regarding these important plants, they’re near impossible to find in many of the largest cannabis markets despite the many strains that have been labeled as “sativa”. Sadly, this problem is leaving many patients without access to unique therapeutic effects not found in other indica-predominant hybrids. Many, if not most of the varieties that are currently referred to as sativas in the market aren’t even close to being real sativas. The majority of dispensaries typically label varieties according to a vague comparison to other indicas. Indica predominant hybrids are labeled “indica”, while hybrids (often with no more than 50% sativa in their lineage) are called “sativa”. Sometimes indica plants that simply have a more cerebral, less body high are called sativa based on the relative comparison to very sedative indicas. Over time, growers and consumers alike have increasingly come to label hybrid plants “sativas”. But what about the real sativas? What are these plants like and how can we identify them? Where did they go and how do we get them back? First, let’s look briefly at some Cannabis botany. Cannabis has adapted itself to just about every corner of the globe. Indigenous varieties of Cannabis indica (from more northern, arid regions) and Cannabis sativa (from tropical and subtropical zones) have been gathered up over the last 40 years and bred together to make hybrids plants that combined the characteristics of both. Native indica varieties are short (4 – 8 feet), quicker to flower and produce very dense buds. Native sativas grow much taller (10 – 18 feet), take longer to flower and produce flowers that are less dense than indicas. By breeding the native indica and sativa varieties together, growers have produced plants that grow better in controlled environments. The height and flowering time of the sativas were made more manageable for indoor gardens, while the indicas gained the height and branching structure necessary to vegetate faster and yield better while reducing their susceptibility to fungal diseases. But the question that remains is: Where is the center line of this hybrid spectrum? What is a 50/50 hybrid?

Varieties of Cannabis that flower for 10+ weeks are almost always tall plants with very thin fingered leaves. The very distinctive buds are often loose in their structure with calyx’s “stacked” on each other. Often times when less informed Cannabis buyers come across real Sativas, they view the loose, airy buds as lower quality than dense, chunky, indica buds. In fact, that “wispy” looking bud is often some of the strongest around. But it’s the effect, the sativa buzz that really defines sativas as the amazing medicine they are. The sativa high isn’t just clear-headed, it’s truly uplifting – great for treating depression without causing sedation. Sativa highs are often also said to be particularly creative and insightful. Artists and thinkers alike are much more apt to solve a problem or help a project evolve after smoking sativas than indicas. The cannabinoid profile of indicas is typically rich in the psychoactive THC that produces the mental effects but also loaded with many other cannabinoids that alter the effects of THC. Indicas typically have a range of “body-high” effects that include pain relief, muscle relaxation, sedation and appetite stimulation. Sativas on the other hand, have a cannabinoid profile that has a disproportionately high level of THC relative to the other cannabinoids and this is what gives sativas their uplifting, creative and clear-headed character. So where did all the sativas go? As the Cannabis movement gains momentum, the competitive nature of the increasingly mainstream market is causing growers to have to focus on the bottom line more than the horticultural pursuit. The decline of wholesale prices by as much as 50% over the last 5 years has forced many growers to work only with short flowering indica hybrids in a market that is unfortunately moving toward the cheaper, faster, assembly line style of commercial gardening. Those hybrids with a less heavy high are dubbed sativa, and the wispy but mind-blowing buds of true sativas have become more and more rare. Most growers who do still work with long flowering sativas grow only a few plants for themselves and those buds often don’t make it to market. Because long flowering sativas require an extra degree of experience to grow as well as an environment with extra CO2 and side lighting if you want to keep your yield potential high, many growers shy away from them. In some markets, the competition has shifted from one of quality to simply price. Dispensaries that cap their price often cap their quality as well and connoisseur buds simply go elsewhere. Until the Cannabis market as a whole matures to the point where consumers understand the costs associated with producing fine sativas and become willing to pay more for unique but difficult to grow Cannabis, these varieties will become increasingly hard to find. Patients in need of true sativa medicine are best off growing their own and practicing patience to obtain those rare varieties. Still, just like so many of the finest things in life – good things come to those who wait.

Well, many growers judge “sativaness” or “indicaness” by different variables. A plant can have a short stature, but if it’s leaves are thin like a sativa and it has a relatively clear-headed high, the grower may say it’s a sativa, when it’s probably much closer to the center of the spectrum than a true sativa. No one variable is an absolute measurement of sativa vs. indica, but flowering time is a very telling sign and it’s the variable that I use more than any other to determine “sativaness”. Flowering time also happens to be the primary variable that caused many sativas to get selected out of the population in the first place, so it’s a good starting point to look at what a sativa really is. Truly pure, native sativa varieties flower for 12 to 16 weeks – double the flowering time of indicas. As far as I’m concerned, if it doesn’t take at least 10 weeks to flower, it isn’t deserving of the title “sativa”. I love Sour Diesel as much as the next person, but a 9 week flowering time means that it’s really just a sativa-predominant hybrid. Amnesia Haze takes 12 – 14 weeks – that’s a Sativa. NL5 x Haze is a 12 week strain with a high so clear and racy, it was dubbed “speed weed” after winning one of the first Cannabis Cups. That’s a Sativa.

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Brown, a hemp and marijuana proponent is a 40 year old Realtor and real estate appraiser. Brown formerly had a hand crafted hemp business and was also in the Natural food grocery industry for about 10 years. Here are some thoughts Brown submitted to Kush; My hemp business is what brought me to this movement. It became clear that we would not be able to import consistent materials so we would always need to reinvent our product line. Ironically, we consider this a free country but we have to import hemp from countries like China and Turkey that don’t even claim to be free. The first American flag was made of Hemp fabric, the Constitution and Declaration of Independence were written on Hemp paper. Henry Ford built a car out of hemp in the 1940’s to replace steel. Hemp creates over 20,000 products yet is banned in our “free” country. The drug war is a fraud and a massive failure. Nationally, we flush $40 billion down the toilet maintaining a policy that funds terrorists and drug cartels. There are over 200 foreign cartels fully functional in US cities providing a lucrative supply to an undaunted demand.  In Colorado we have a Constitutional right to Medical Marijuana. The Federal Government needs to honor their Constitutional limits. I support passage of Amendment 63 and our Attorney General’s lawsuit against the Federal Government over impending mandatory health insurance and would further suggest a lawsuit against the Federal Government over our Constitutional right to health choices that include Medical Marijuana.  Marijuana is SAFER than alcohol and should simply be equalized with alcohol laws at a minimum. Prohibition did not work and it never will. Portugal legalized drugs and demand actually decreased. It’s time the U.S. looks to successful models instead of forcing failure upon the American people. Medical Marijuana; Colorado has a Constitutional right and the government should not interfere with patient’s and doctor’s treatment options. Recreational Marijuana; Marijuana is safer than alcohol. Prohibition funds terrorists, cartels and invites gang warfare into our neighborhoods. Hemp: We’re in a recession and this staple crop could help get us out of it while providing energy independence and environmental sustainability.




Phantogram 10.19.10 @ Bluebird Theatre

Phantogram is a lovely two-piece, electronic indie-pop group from Saratoga Springs, New York that are steadily making their way into the ears of music lovers across the country. They released their debut album Eyelid Movies in February 2010, and this show comes right in the middle of their extensive US Tour. It’s their only upcoming show in Colorado, so make sure you get to Bluebird in Denver on this Tuesday evening.

LCD Soundsystem with Hot Chip 10.20.10 @ Fillmore Auditorium

Aside from being one of the greatest live electronic acts on the planet, LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy is also co-founder of renowned label DFA Records (Holy Ghost!, Hot Chip, YACHT). LCD released the incredibly well produced album This Is Happening back in May.... a true work of art that will go down as a classic. The album is it’s own unique and wonderful experience, but their live show is something that you will be telling people about for weeks. Adding to the epicness is Hot Chip’s great live performance... it will simpl move your feet. The London 5-piece electro-pop outfit is one of the most sought after tickets by people who know music around the world, and for good reason. Their beautiful, synthy dance grooves take over your ears and soul like magic for for the duration of their time on stage. The band’s fourth album, One Life Stand, has been out since February of this year and it’s a great piece of work. GO to this show, and friends will be jealous, and probably a bit annoyed in the days to come as you rub it in their face.,

Matt Costa 10.23.10 @ Bluebird Theatre

Orange County, Cali boy and former skateboard pro Matt Costa was taken on by Jack Johnson’s label, Brushfire Fairytales, years ago and he’s released three albums so far with the sunny, laid back label. The most recent, Mobile Chateau, was released on September 21st and stays on the same general path with workman-like pop songs and smooth,

comforting vocals. He’s sort of the perfect soulful “beach” singer... him and Jack Johnson could totally be today’s Jimmy Buffett and James Taylor (apologies for that comparison). I can imagine him playing at resorts in the Caribbean for the rest of his life if his pop career goes off track.... not a bad second option. And this show at Bluebird is not a bad option for this Saturday night.

Gorillaz (Escape To Plastic Beach World Tour) 10.24.10 @ Wells Fargo Theatre

It’s fair to say that the Gorillaz are an established and tremendous world-wide popular music success. Their debut self titled album, released in 2001, sold over seven million copies and 2005’s Demon Days was very successful (and quality) as well. The most recent work, Plastic Beach, is equally wonderful and their tour in support of their latest album is quite the production. The Guinness World Records deemed David Albarn (lead singer of Blur) and James Hewlitt’s mastermind project the most successful virtual band of all time, and for good reason. It’s kind of hard to believe they’ve been around for almost a decade... time flies! Be in Denver on the 24th for a show that should cloud your dreams for days after.

Of Montreal 10.24.10 @ Ogden Theatre

Georgia’s Of Montreal are also in Denver on October 24th, and if you can’t afford Gorillaz, or must miss it for other reasons, try and hit this show at Ogden. The Kevin Barnes led group is one of the best ‘indie-rock’ bands around right now, although it’s tough to pigeon-hole them into ‘indie-rock’ (funky psych pop?). They’ve been around for quite a while and their most recent albums are really top notch productions. The Of Montreal live set is very impressive as well, and they certainly won’t disappoint.

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Interpol 10.25.10 @ Ogden Theatre

New York based Interpol comes to Denver for a show at Ogden Theatre on just another manic Monday. Their fourth and self-titled studio album was released with rave reviews on September 7th, and they are now touring in support of that. “Barricade” was the first single off the album, and it’s pretty damned good. This show should see a good mix of new and old songs, and will definitely be worth your hard earned dollars.

Two Door Cinema Club 10.30.10 @ Bluebird Theatre

The Northern Ireland, indie rockin’, electro poppin’ band Two Door Cinema Club are landing stateside and we couldn’t be more excited! Their debut album Tourist History has been a big success, establishing them as above average in a world littered with imitators. This show on Saturday, the eve of Halloween, is their only scheduled concert in Colorado in 2010, and it may be quite a while before they make it back. Don’t miss a chance to see a really good band that is going to be around for quite some time.

Drake w/ Tyga 11.2.10 @ Wells Fargo Theatre

Drizzy’s current tour, Lightdreams & Nightmares, brings him from his home of Toronto to Denver on the 2nd of October. He’s arguably the biggest new hip-pop artist of the past year, and his live show is an impressive production that reeks of greatness. Come on, you know that you’re good when Lil’ Wayne and Universal have put themselves 110% behind you. Joining Drake on this night is another one of America’s best new rappers, Tyga. The Compton, CA bread 21 year-old Tyga has been busting on the scene quickly, and is a great complement to Drake. Should be a really solid night of hip hop.,

Best Coast w/ Sonny & The Sunsets 11.3.10 @ Bluebird Theatre

What’s with all of the super stoner friendly bands booked at Bluebird lately? Hard to say, but we’re cool with it. Bethany Cosentino and Best Coast bring their lo-fi, surf rock to Denver with a live show that is complete and legit, sounding crisp and tight in opposition of their purposefully crummy recorded sound. Catchy songs and good energy make this a show of high interest for anyone paying attention to the most talked about emerging bands.,







Question: Rob, can I still grow and sell marijuana legally even if I did not apply for the various licenses with the Colorado Department of Revenue in House Bill 1284? --Susie Stoner, Centennial, CO. Answer: Yes, Susie, but with certain restrictions. Since 2000 to the present day, Coloradans enjoy the constitutional right to produce and sell marijuana for medical use. The Colorado Constitution, Article XVIII § 14(2)(d), specifically protects the “acquisition, possession, manufacture, production, use, sale, distribution, dispensing, or transportation of marijuana” for medical use. The Constitution specifically protects the “sale” of marijuana, and it specifically protects the “dispensing” of marijuana. Therefore, dispensaries are explicitly protected as a constitutional right. In order to claim this constitutional protection, a person must either be a patient or a primary caregiver. The definition of a patient is “a person who has a debilitating medical condition.” Colorado Constitution, Article XVIII, §14(1)(d). A primary caregiver is “a person, other than the patient and the patient’s physician, who is eighteen years of age or older and has significant responsibility for managing the well-being of a patient who has a debilitating medical condition.” Colorado Constitution, Article XVIII, §14(1)(f). In clarifying the definition of “significant responsibility,” the Colorado Board of Health decreed on July 20, 2009 that the “provision of medical marijuana,” alone, satisfies significant responsibility. For patients suffering daily from debilitating conditions, this axiomatic definition makes sense; marijuana is significant to their well-being. Government 101: The State Constitution is the Supreme Law of the State. The Constitution cannot be altered by any politician, legislature, governor, district attorney, city council, judge, police officer, sheriff’s deputy, or any other government agent or entity. The only way the Constitution can be amended is by a majority vote of Colorado citizens. House Bill 1284 was signed into law by Governor Bill Ritter on June 7, 2010. That new statute purports to limit and repeal the constitutional rights of Coloradans to act as primary caregivers to medical marijuana patients. However, the bill fails to establish any enforcement mechanism for these caregiver restrictions, and thus makes marijuana caregiving taxexempt and unregulated.

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Among the purported limitations on caregivers: “two or more primary caregivers shall not join together for the purpose of cultivating medical marijuana” (C.R.S. § 25-1.5-106(5)(b)); a person cannot be listed as a primary caregiver for more than five patients at a time unless there are exceptional circumstances (C.R.S. §25-1.5-106(6)(a)); a patient shall have only one caregiver at a time (C.R.S. §25-1.5-106(6)(b)); and a primary caregiver cannot charge a patient more than the cost of cultivating or purchasing marijuana, but can charge for caregiver services (C.R.S. § 25-1.5-106(6)(d)). Some of these restrictions on constitutional rights are subject to legal challenge, so stay tuned. Question: Rob, is it safe to be a medical marijuana patient when I have children? --Jimi Dank, Leadville, CO. Answer: Yes, Jimi, people do not surrender their fundamental constitutional rights because they have children, but please use common sense. Do not allow a minor of any age to access marijuana, unless that minor is a medical marijuana patient. In the 2010 case of In re Marriage of Lyman, 09CA854, I represented a father on appeal in a highly contested divorce, and the El Paso District Court had taken away his seven-year old daughter because the father is a medical marijuana patient. The Colorado Court of Appeals panel reversed the trial court and reunited father and daughter, holding that “the record does not show that father’s use of medical marijuana represented a threat to the physical and emotional health and safety of the child, or otherwise suggested any risk of harm.” Many medical marijuana patients who are parents know that marijuana is preferable to dangerous synthetic narcotics, from both health and parenting perspectives. Robert J. Corry, Jr. is an Attorney and Counselor at Law licensed to practice in Colorado, California, and the District of Columbia. This column does not constitute formal legal advice, and should not rely upon as such.


When partaking in your medicinal needs, what better way to wet your whistle with than a cold beer, right? Whether you’re watching Up In Smoke on a Tuesday for the four hundred and twentieth time, or if you and your crew are partying during the game on Sunday…. Whichever the scenario, suds and buds have always been a match made in heaven. There’s nothing better than a frosty cold one to quench a bad case of dry-mouth, and as long as you can handle the pairing of medicine/spirits, a fine time should prevail. Now, before you laugh and say that Beer doesn’t have medicinal benefits like its fellow party favor Marijuana, keep in mind that beer has recently been found to have the same health benefits as wine. Drinking up to 2 glasses a day can reduce chances of stroke, as well as heart and vascular disease. Hmmmm….Well Cheers to that, huh!?! Thankfully there are some very serious people involved in bringing the best of both worlds together, (… well, sort of – It’s not really Marijuana-Beer, unless you’re in Europe, where they allow Hemp Beer to be made with up to .03 mg of THC…. but for us Yanks) HEMPBEER.COM has a variety of beers made from Hemp, representing its famous cousin MaryJane in the most positive light possible. Whether it’s Humboldt Lager from our Northern neighbors, Burke’s Hemp Ale from Australia, or Cannabia from Germany, the world seems aware of the benefits of using Hemp in beer. And why not? The Hemp plant is also cousins with the Hop plant, a main component in making Beer. So now we have Hemp and its nefarious cousin Marijuana – and now it’s somehow in the same family as the Hop!?! WTF man, why has this taken so long to bring to light? This is all starting to make sense now. Maybe the same people who control the advancements in technology have also held the file on the whole Hemp/Marijuana/Hop/Beer family tree. Well no longer is this family of fun being hidden in the aisle of warm imports at the German Deli. These Beers are finally available for consumption through the HEMPBEER.COM website, sold in giftpacks starting at $18.95. This may seem pricey for a couple of brews, but it’s less than two Coors Lights at the local “velvet-rope” bar in town. Besides, it’s HempBeer, and if these plants are so close in nature, it’s a no-brainer to marry them through the advancements of man. Let them eat cake…. Let them drink Beer…. and Let them smoke Herb…. KUSH mag is sure you’ll find something to match your tastes. Whether it’s a nice Sativa, and a Brown Ale, or a nice bowl of Indica, and a tall Hefeweizen, you just can’t lose when you pair these two together. A little bit of medicinal buds, and some suds, (made from our favorite plant, HEMP). Awesome!!!!!!! Give it a taste…. And try the HempBeer too….

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With the beach chairs and Boogie Boards now back in the garage, and the “not-so-hot” summer days quickly turning into chilly fall nights, the time is drawing near to don those creepy costumes, ghoulish masks, and fake teeth for some haunting good times. Halloween as we know it is derived from the Old Irish, or Celtic celebration of the seasons changing, from “light” to “dark”. And with dark nights, come dark spirits. Historians claim that wearing masks became a tradition to ward off the dark, evil spirits, and by disguising themselves as such, could move amongst them unnoticed, thus avoiding harm. 80 80

So if thrills, chills, blood, guts, and gore are your thing, than you must check out the Asylum Haunted House, and it’s creepy little sister, The 13th Floor Haunted House, open nightly through October. Rated in the top 25 Haunted Houses in the country, and as Denver’s #1 Haunted House featured on the Travel Channel for being the scariest Halloween attraction, it’s a safe bet that your heart will pound, and the hairs on the back of your neck will stand up. Since last year, a hidden passage was found in the Nightmare Factory, descending two deep, dark levels down into Gordon Cottingham’s Hospital for the Mentally Insane, The Asylum. Much deeper and darker than years past, the Asylum is a passageway to the scariest part of your psyche. A place where, rats, snakes, and spiders dwell. A place where the screams of tortured souls echo through your brain. A place

where y o u r next turn could be your last……. This is no joke! The Asylum was unearthed at a horrific crime scene - turned media scene, located (ironically enough) at a “Fun Center” called Boondocks in Northglenn. Advisories from all authorities say in order to view this ghastly scene you must get your tickets early, at Small children, spineless adolescents who are scared by their own shadow, or old geezers with heart monitors are advised to stay clear of the scene. For those that are easily creeped out, you are welcome, but beware - you’ve been warned. The 13th Floor is not for the faint of heart either. This Colorado creep-site dwells just one block south of the Denver Coliseum, and half a mile North of Coors Field. Squeeze tight little ones, and don’t breathe too loud…. This dark adventure will leave you with nothing but a mere glow stick to clutch onto, and light your way through a Haunted House, while un-seen spirits and nightmares come to life, and affect your physical and mental space. Again, the authorities are weary enough to allow the public access to this, and

only the strong willed are advised to attend. If you are not a sniveling little wimp, or still clutching onto Mommy’s blouse hem, go to for more details. With the whole month of October to get in the spirit, (or to let the spirits get into you, willingly or not), don’t wait until Halloween, and all those horrifying long lines that start forming. Check out the sites for tickets, and get this over with. The sooner you do, the sooner you’ll recover. – Wait! This just in from the Head Warden at the Asylum:

“Memo to those planning their last outing: Bring friends. Stay together so we can account for bodies. Wear your worst pair of underwear.” - Gordon Cottingham Head Warden – The Asylum Wow! A man of few words. Well that sums it up. You’ve been warned!

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Introduction and Prologue by Lisa Selan, Editor On September 26, 2010, Susan Greene a columnist with the Denver Post, published a story about Kevin Grimsinger, a double amputee who claimed he lost his legs during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. In fact, it has been revealed that Grimsinger didn’t serve in Afghanistan and actually lost his legs in an automobile accident in Southern California where he was attempting to commit suicide. Grimsinger, a notable advocate of the use of medical marijuana for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), has misrepresented himself to the Denver Mayor’s office, which appointed him to a special commission. According to Greene, “he pulled one over on state lawmakers when testifying earlier this year. And he hoodwinked medical-marijuana advocates who were all too eager to wheel him forward as a valorous poster guy.” Grimsinger has misled other vets who are also advocates of medical marijuana for PTSD. But one of the most misleading things Grimsinger did is deceive his “friends” and the owners of Budding Health, a medical marijuana dispensary in Denver. Most clients there and at VFW Post 1 — where Grimsinger was a quartermaster — know him as the guy who lost his legs in Afghanistan. Kush Magazine has contacted Budding Health, to discuss this deception. Josh Stanley, owner of Budding Health had the following story to convey to the readers at Kush: It was March of 2009 on a rainy evening while I was in the middle of building out my center on Arapahoe Street that I met Kevin Grimsinger. I heard some commotion outside the front door; when I opened it, there sat Kevin. I could tell that he had been crying. He asked what I was going to do with the place and I told him that I planned to open a Medical Marijuana dispensary. His eyes sprang to life and he said, “Well, I am your first employee”. I snickered at him until I could tell he was serious. Kevin then became my first employee. Obviously I inquired about his injury and he proceeded to tell me in quite unnerving detail of his injury in Afghanistan. He began to show me the countless bottles of painkillers that had been prescribed to him. He told me, over and over, about how he was discharged and given a bottle of painkillers, always had a fifth of Jack Daniels and a loaded .45 handy. Suicide attempts, he admitted, had crept into his mind often. He told me that marijuana was the only thing that actually gave his mind, body and soul relief. The thought never occurred to me to question the man before me with no legs and in obvious physical and mental pain. As the months passed, he became so excited about what he thought medical marijuana could do for the veterans, to whom he referred as “his brothers in arms”. He was not wrong in this

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assumption. Throughout his tenure here, Kevin has helped countless veterans and civilians alike to obtain their medical cards, get into opiate addiction counseling, as well as psychotherapy. Kevin has been a godsend to many who felt they were at a dead end road in their lives. Though Kevin has maintained the story of his injuries throughout this ordeal, we at Budding Health are not sure what to believe. Several things remain certain to me….. Kevin has sustained injuries that most of us would not consider in our nightmares; Kevin has helped countless patients achieve relief through medical marijuana; that if I were to sustain injuries such as Kevin’s, I would most certainly have psychological effects associated with these injuries, and I would hope that people with compassion would assist me through my difficulties. Is compassion not what the Medical Marijuana movement is all about? At least that is what we all proclaim it to be. The fact remains that we have a person who is in need of our help and compassion. This is not a person whom we crucify because we believe he lied to us. Kevin will remain my patient and my friend. Though if these allegations prove to be true, I could never condone Kevin’s recent acts; I will, however, make certain that Kevin receives the help that he needs. Since this story first broke about Grimsinger in late September following a petition filed by Sensible Colorado protesting the Colorado Health Departments refusal to add Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as a condition that can be treated by medical marijuana, Grimsinger has admitted that his injuries causing his paralysis were in fact not a result of his service in the armed forces.


By Mason Tvert, Steve Fox, and Paul Armentano

The following is an excerpt from "Marijuana is Safer: So why are we driving people to drink?" (Chelsea Green, 2009) One would think that marijuana legalization advocates would enthusiastically embrace the pot versus alcohol comparison. After all, when one steps back and objectively evaluates the potential risks of pot and booze, marijuana’s side effects are relatively insignificant. Nevertheless, some advocates have been hesitant to make direct comparisons between the two substances, fearing that discussions about the harms of alcohol will only serve to remind the public that marijuana might pose similar detrimental effects. Others have been reluctant to position cannabis as a less harmful alternative to alcohol, assuming that making such a comparison might appear as if they are promoting marijuana use. Interestingly, the same advocates who shy away from comparing the effects of pot to the effects of alcohol typically do not hesitate to compare marijuana prohibition to alcohol prohibition. Listen to almost any speech by a prominent drugpolicy reformer and you are likely to hear a reference to the failure of America’s so-called Noble Experiment. Their point is that the federal prohibition of alcohol did not stamp out alcohol use; rather, it significantly increased the crime associated with alcohol and drove its use underground where the lack of regulations made its consumption more dangerous. Yet when reformers make this comparison, do they ever mention that the public’s use of alcohol became more widespread once Prohibition ended? Probably not. Do they ever discuss the damages that the widespread use of alcohol wreaks upon our society today? Rarely, if ever. Their goal is simply to convince the audience that prohibition is counterproductive, and since it was deemed a failure for alcohol, it should also be deemed a failure for marijuana. Of course, whether it is emphasized or not, most everyone in the audience will assume that ending marijuana prohibition would make cannabis at least as available as alcohol. If this audience is made up of individuals already familiar with the relative harms of marijuana and alcohol, then the likely prospect of an increase in the public’s use of pot will not necessarily be much of a concern to them. But if those listening believe that cannabis is potentially as harmful as alcohol—which is what most swing voters who will ultimately decide whether marijuana should be legal in the future are likely believe—they will not be thrilled by the prospect of marijuana storefronts opening up in their neighborhoods. When you consider this fact, it becomes almost shocking that any advocate would intentionally avoid educating the public that marijuana has been proven to be less harmful than alcohol.


Instead of avoiding comparisons between pot and booze, we propose that proponents of marijuana legalization engage in some verbal jujitsu. Jujitsu is a fighting technique involving the use of balance and leverage to turn your opponent’s strength and momentum to your own advantage. As things stand today, Americans’ concern over the ill effects of alcohol—as exhibited by the question, “Why add another vice?”—is a force against marijuana-policy reform. Advocates for cannabis regulation want the public to accept legalization despite the fact that a substantial portion of the public considers marijuana to be at least as dangerous as alcohol. In short, reformers are calling for a society where adults have legal access to alcohol and marijuana at a time when the public is becoming increasingly aware of the health and societal problems associated with booze. This is an uphill task to say the least. Sure, it may be possible to repeal marijuana laws despite this sentiment, but it will not be easy. In order to turn the tide after more than seventy years of marijuana propaganda and prohibition, the American people must be inspired to change the status quo. But if they believe—or are allowed to continue to believe—that the legal access to cannabis for adults will only compound many of the alcohol-fueled problems our society already faces, they will support keeping the system the way it is. This is where we need to apply our jujitsu. We will take our opponents’ strongest argument—that alcohol is associated with a wide variety of social ills—and twist it to our advantage. How will we do this? By responding to our critics, over and over again, that we are not seeking to add a vice. Instead we are providing adults with a safer and less harmful recreational alternative to alcohol. In sum, the fact that alcohol causes so many problems in our society is not a reason to keep pot illegal; rather, it is the reason we must make it legal. Unless our opponents are going to argue for a return to alcohol prohibition, they will be forced to explain why they wish to compel adults to use the more harmful recreational intoxicant.


Vortex Waterpipes, the Long Beach company leading the way in taking a scientific and innovative approach to the glass industry, builds on the highly successful Gravity Vortex with their first allglass waterpipe, the Cold Fusion. With a mission to provide the ultimate smoking experience, Vortex bolsters their product lineup adding the 5-piece Cold Fusion device which incorporates a state-of-the-art glycerin coil condenser tube. The detachable tube houses a cobalt blue condenser coil made of scientific glass inside a bubble of liquid glycerin. The coil serves to filter resin out of the smoke as air is drawn through the tube for a smooth clean hit. The tube can easily be detached and placed in any freezer, which ices over the coil and surrounding glass for the ultimate cold smoking experience the Cold Fusion aims to deliver. Beyond the science of the condenser tube the Cold Fusion at its core is a high-quality beaker bottom waterpipe. The tube attaches to a large beaker where smoke fills the chamber before being drawn through the tube. The connection point between the tube and the beaker uses high-end frosted glass to prevent sticking between the glass parts and serves as a gripping point while taking a hit. In addition to the tube and beaker, Vortex sells the Cold Fusion as a 5-piece with a down stem, ash-catcher, and bowl included. All of the pieces are made with well crafted glass using frosted glass for non-stick connections. The spiral theme and cobalt blue accents are carried throughout, with a large cobalt blue bowl, spiral Vortex and Cold Fusion graphics, and matching blue glass coils in the ash catcher and condenser tube. A nice added touch is the Glass Gripper pad on the bottom of the beaker which protects the base and keeps the piece stable when placed on a surface. Overall, considering features, looks, and function Vortex has brought another great product to the world of smoking devices. Their first all-glass effort, the Cold Fusion delivers a smooth, clean, cold water-filtered hit in a great, distinct, innovative piece and is a highly recommended addition to any collection.

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Is Congressman Jared Polis chilling in light of a recent poll showing he is cruising toward victory? The answer, when The Kush caught up with the Congressman was “definitely not”. Polis who is seeking a second term as the Representative from Colorado’s Second Congressional District is still hard at work pounding the payment to convince voters in his district to vote for him. Polis, the Democratic incumbent said that even though a recent survey found him 12 points ahead of his nearest challenger, that he intends to keep up his rigorous campaign schedule through election day, no matter what the surveys predict. Polis, a 35 year old Princeton graduate who resides in Boulder, won his first bid for Congress in the fall of 2008. In this election he is running against Republican Stephen Bailey, ACP Party candidate Jenna Goss, and Curtis Harris, Libertarian. As a firm supporter of the rights of medical marijuana patients, earlier this year Polis coauthored with several of his constituents in Congress a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder requesting that the Obama Administration instruct federal law enforcement agents to abide by the Justice Department's directive to defer to state laws on legalized medical marijuana sales and use. Polis said that his letter while drawing attention to the issue in the media has not brought about any resolution to fears by dispensaries of continued federal raids. Polis continued, that the overall problem is the conflict between State and Federal laws governing marijuana. When asked about the Chris Bartkowicz case, Polis opined that medical vs. non-medical marijuana is very subjective, and that in his view decriminalization is the only course of action that makes sense. Bartkowicz was arrested by federal drug enforcement officers after he invited a news crew to tape and broadcast his home cultivation operations, which under state laws are legal. However since under federal law a medical marijuana defense is not admissible in federal court, Bartkowicz could face life in federal prison for something that is legal in Colorado. Polis has also requested help from Obama to intervene with financial institutions that refuse to provide banking to Medical Cannabis businesses in Colorado. Starting


late last year, many institutions including Wells Fargo Bank began closing the accounts all of their MMJ customers, in some cases reportedly freezing customer’s funds for days and even weeks in the process. The feds have provided little or no response to the Congressman’s outcry for assistance to the still lingering medical cannabis banking crisis, and he intends to take further steps to try and help resolve it. “ Banks are afraid that the Feds will come after them for servicing medical marijuana businesses that are legal in Colorado, but still deemed illegal under federal law.” Polis’s letter was an attempt to try and get assurances from the President that federally charted banks would not be scrutinized for accepting the business. Polis said he “encourages Community Banks to work with Medical Marijuana Centers in the state.” When asked about the recent request by the American Medical Association (AMA) for Congress to take the appropriate action to declassify marijuana from a Schedule 1 narcotic to a lesser classification which would essentially remove many of the severe federal penalties , Polis replied, “ I still feel that decriminalization is the best choice.” Polis is also a fierce advocate for school reform and enhancing educational opportunities in Colorado. Just last month Polis and Senator Joe Lieberman introduced legislation that will authorize the continuation of the highly successful Race to the Top competitive grant program that was established by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Race to the Top is designed to encourage and reward states that demonstrate a strong commitment to bold educational reforms. The first two rounds of competition for funding already spurred unprecedented change across the country, with states enacting more education reform legislation in eighteen months than they had in the previous eight years. The Race to the Top Act of 2010 would extend the competition to school districts, and authorize President Obama’s proposed $1.35 billion in funding for 2011, and continue funding for the next five years.


Best BBQ in Town by JULIE COLE

When autumn arrives,

I crave spicy, rich things. Bring on the pumpkin-flavored everything, the ciders, the smoked cheeses and a whole lot of barbeque. The tang, the spice, the fall-off the bone. It’s all so good and all so perfect for the season. You don’t have to travel to Memphis for excellent barbeque, although if you do, don’t miss a trip to Graceland. Even if you don’t like The King’s music, the sheer number of gold records will shock and awe you. But back to the here and now. If the season or just the thought of cornbread and sticky ribs has you craving some really good barbeque, wear a dark shirt and plan on forgetting about calories for a night. Without further ado, my two favorite places to indulge. 94 94

Moe’s Original Bar-B-Que 530 BROADWAY, DENVER & 3295 S BROADWAY, ENGLEWOOD This may be my personal favorite barbeque joint. And I have to give credit to a friend who always sings the Robert Earl Keen song about barbeque every time we go. Don’t send me to heaven It ain’t where I should go Cause the Devil’s got a charcoal pit And a good fire down below Let your feet hit the street Find a good place to eat Get some Barbeque Moe’s is a legend in my mind. The sauce seems to get better and the pulled pork can be sliced with a spoon. The brisket has a smoky flavor that makes you want to move to Georgia. The best thing is, you can go for lunch and just pick up a sandwich and you will be the envy of everyone eating a sub sandwich at the office. The smell alone! If you order ribs, you had better get an extra order to go. They are divine the next day with eggs for breakfast. But here’s the truth.

Boney’s Smokehouse 1555 CHAMPA ST UNIT C DENVER First of all, any barbeque joint that is in a basement has the right vibe for me. I want out-of-the-way secret places to find the perfect rub and although Boney’s is in the heart and hub of the city, there’s something about going underground to get your stash. And I also don’t want to be wined and dined on barbeque night, and Boney’s was as it should be: Wait in line, get your order, find a table. Try the sampler if you want some variety, or the brisket if you want that melting sensation that only slowly cooked and love barbeque can afford.

Best side: MAC N’ CHEESE

Best side: CORNBREAD

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It’s hard to imagine that just seventeen days after the

tragic death of Jimi Hendrix, that drugs and alcohol would leave yet another rock icon in its wake. With so much to offer musically and artistically, Janis Joplin lost her long battle with heroin addiction at the Landmark Motor Hotel in Los Angeles on October 4th 1970. Instead of wallowing in the harsh facts of heroin and alcohol addiction, let’s remember the power, emotion, passion, energy, and magic that this self-proclaimed “misfit” produced. Attending high school in Port Arthur Texas during the late 50’s wasn’t easy for Janis. She was shunned, made fun of (for her acne scars, and freakish style), and made to be an outcast in her own hometown. This abuse may have been the impetus to Janis leaning towards the blues music of African-American artists of the time, such as Bessie Smith, Leadbelly, Odetta, and Big Mama Thornton. Singing the blues seemed a perfect fit, even for this young white girl, who had always felt left out, unattended to, and considered an ugly duckling. It seemed to give her a voice to scream against all the short-comings and hardships she had endured in life – and boy, did her voice scream. Moving out of Texas and into the blooming hippie movement of San Francisco in 1963 was a double-edged sword for the burgeoning blues singer. She immersed herself in the scene, and befriended the members of upcoming Bay area bands like the Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead. These friendships and partnerships would also be part of her rise and fall, as running in these groups would not only pave the path to much of her success, but also played a part in her battle with deadly drugs and alcohol. In 1966, the Haight-Ashbury was already making headlines for its flower-power “hippie” movement, with thousands upon thousands of kids relocating to these streets, in search of anything better than what may have been going on in their middle-American towns. This influx of “hippies” was more than just a movement, or a scene. It had become a lifestyle for many. The streets were filled with kids, looking to get high, have a good time, and explore the budding psychedelic music and drug scene. It was about as picture perfect of a scenario for the many young, lost souls in search of an answer – Janis included.

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She found what she was looking for, and soon joined the band Big Brother and the Holding Company (1966-1968). Their big break came at the now famous Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, where Janis simply Wowed the crowd with her unbridled soul, and unharbored vigor. She rose above all the other female soul singers of the time, and had finally found her voice. She was where she wanted to be, and was being recognized not for her acne or nerdy looks, but for her daring style and vocal capabilities. This moment may have been the pinnacle of her career. She went on to produce the famed album Cheap Thrills with Big Brother, with the breakthrough single, “Piece of My Heart”. Not ready to simply rest on her laurels, Janis left Big Brother in 1969 to embark on a solo career, forming the Kozmic Blues Band. Influenced by Otis Redding, and the Stax-Volt Rhythm and Blues bands of the 1960’s, she added horns to capture a bluesier, funky soulful sound than the harder, psychedelic bands of the time. Playing Woodstock in 1969 had its ups and downs based on Janis’ ever-growing habit (up to $200/day of heroin, and plenty of her favorite beverage, Southern Comfort), leading to mixed reviews, and leaving many wanting her to return to Big Brother and the Holding Company. As the ‘60’s were ending, Janis was in search of a band that was truly hers, and disbanded the Kozmic Blued Band to form the Full Tilt Boogie Band. This new year of 1970 found Janis trying to clean up, and fall in love, and kind of be “normal”. She was able to pull it off for a while, even joining her old cohorts the Grateful Dead and The Band by train on the now famous Festival Express, (featured on the DVD by the same name) in which a tour to Canada was documented. It tells an interesting story of some great bands that were great friends, doing what anyone in their position would have done – thrown caution to the wind, to see where the train was rollin’….. This glimpse into the last year of Janis’ life is worth seeing. There are moments of power, emotion, and deep thought shown by the icon, but even more poignant are her moments of self-doubt. She exuded such self-confidence onstage, yet was often so vulnerable in interviews. She was very self-aware and fluid, yet seemed to only be a blink away from being that forgotten little girl again. She learned to wear her physical and emotional scars with pride and fashion by busting out of the ugly duckling persona with colorful scarves, feather boas, oversized hoop glasses, earrings and bracelets. Using these costumes helped to cover the scars of her past, and she used them masterfully both on and off stage. Thankfully her stage persona was not of the shy type, becoming a self-confident ringmaster, taking people from the edge of their seats, to the brink of hysteria - letting loose onstage. Maybe the only time that Janis felt “normal” was either onstage performing, or sadly, biding time between performances, losing herself in the dark depths of self- doubt, self-pity and addiction? Since Janis’ passing, many have tried to personify her, and capture her sweet, raspy voice, yet no one has been able to come close. Although Janis may have been miscast as an ugly duckling, we may have never heard all the great music from her had she not seen herself that way. It was her rise, and fall.



By Joshua Kappel, Outreach Director for Sensible Colorado Fertile Ground is a monthly column highlighting the hottest state and national issues surrounding marijuana reform. This column is brought to you by Brian Vicente, the Executive Director of the advocacy group Sensible Colorado, and a partner at Vicente Consulting LLC, a full service medical marijuana law firm. On November 2nd, 2010, history could be made. Cannabis activists across the country will be watching California to see if the voters make it the first state in the country to pass an initiative legalizing the adult recreational use and possession of marijuana under state law. However, for the marijuana community in Colorado, there are battles of equal importance that will be decided that day. On November 2, 2010, over one million Colorado voters will decide whether medical marijuana businesses will be permitted in their community. One of the frequent criticisms of HB 1284 was its inclusion of the “local option” which allows Colorado communities to ban medical marijuana businesses. Several communities around the state have already begun exercising this option, including the town of Broomfield where the city council recently passed an ordinance prohibiting all MMJ businesses. However, in a showing of activist power, the people of Broomfield with the help of advocacy groups such as Sensible Colorado Action responded to this measure by collecting enough signatures to force the measure on the November ballot, thereby suspending the local ban. Broomfield’s vote is one of at least forty-four local votes that will take place on Nov. 2 which will determine whether medical marijuana patients will have safe access to medicine in their local communities. Activists in these localities are organizing to “get out the vote” and fight these bans. Groups such as the Colorado Springs Medical Cannabis Council are organizing in El Paso County to fight a ban that has the potential to destroy a large number of MMJ business in Colorado Springs. In the western half of the state, several activist groups including the Western Slope Americans for Safe Access Chapter along with the Mesa County Constitution Advocates are organizing against both a vote in Mesa County and a potential ban in Grand Junction. In the coming weeks, Colorado’s medical marijuana community needs all the help it can get to fight these bans and serious activists should consider donating both their time and money to help local efforts. Most importantly, every person of voting age needs to register and go to the polls on Election Day. Even if your voter registration is not up to date, you can still vote on Election Day as long you have lived in your precinct 30 days before the election and you were registered to vote in Colorado sometime in the past. If you are interested in helping with the election please contact your local MMJ community group or contact us at Sensible Colorado ( Join the fight to ensure safe access for patients in every Colorado community!










ROASTED PUMPKIN SEEDS INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons white sugar 1/4 teaspoon cumin 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1 pinch cayenne pepper 2 cups raw whole pumpkin seeds, washed and dried cooking spray 2 teaspoons salt, or to taste 5 tablespoons tablespoon THC olive oil 2 tablespoons white sugar DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, stir together 3 tablespoons of sugar, the cumin, cinnamon, ginger, and cayenne pepper, and set aside. Place the pumpkin seeds on the prepared

baking sheet, spray them with cooking spray, and sprinkle with salt to taste. Bake the seeds in the preheated oven until lightly golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Heat the THC olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, and stir in the toasted pumpkin seeds along with 2 tablespoons of sugar. Cook and stir the seeds until the sugar forms a coating on the seeds, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir the caramelized seeds into the bowl of sugar-spice mixture, toss to coat, and let cool.

JACK’S CHEESE LANTERNS INGREDIENTS 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese 1/4 cup pumpkin puree 1/4 cup pineapple or apricot preserves 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 large pretzel rod, broken in half 4 ounces cream cheese, softened 1/3 cup THC butter dark rye bread red pepper black olive slices crackers PREPARATION Combine cheddar and cream cheeses, THC butter, pumpkin, preserves and spices in medium bowl; beat until smooth. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours, until cheese mixture is firm enough to shape. Shape mixture into round pumpkin, place on serving plate. Using a knife, cut shallow vertical lines down the sides of the pumpkin. Place pretzel rod in top for stem. Cut rye bread into triangles for eyes, cut red pepper into triangle, for nose, and cut olives in half to make the mouth. Serve with assorted crackers.

PUMPKIN SALAD INGREDIENTS 1-3/4 cups cubed peeled pumpkin 4 teaspoons THC olive oil 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons sunflower kernels 2 tablespoons finely chopped pecans 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro 2 tablespoons chopped red onion 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root DIRECTIONS Place pumpkin cubes on a baking sheet. Brush with THC oil; sprinkle with salt. Bake at 375° for 35-40 minutes or until tender. Cool completely. In a large bowl, combine the sunflower kernels, pecans, cilantro, onion and pumpkin. In a small bowl, combine the yogurt, cumin and ginger. Pour over pumpkin mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.

BLACK BEAN AND PUMPKIN CHILI INGREDIENTS 1 medium onion, chopped 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, chopped 4 tablespoons THC olive oil 3 garlic cloves, minced 3 cups chicken broth 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained 2-1/2 cups cubed cooked turkey 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes 2 teaspoons chili powder 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano


1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon salt DIRECTIONS In a large skillet, saute the onion, yellow pepper in THC olive oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker; stir in the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until heated through.

PECAN PUMPKIN MUFFINS INGREDIENTS 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 eggs 1 cup canned pumpkin 1/2 cup buttermilk 1/4 cup THC olive oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup chopped pecans TOPPING: 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 1/3 cup finely chopped pecans 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup cold THC butter, cubed DIRECTIONS In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In another bowl, combine the eggs, pumpkin, buttermilk, THC olive oil and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in pecans. Fill six greased or paper-lined jumbo muffin cups threefourths full. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, pecans and flour; cut in THC butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over batter.


Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm.

LEFTOVER HALLOWEEN CANDY TREATS INGREDIENTS 30 large marshmallows 5 tablespoons THC butter 1 tablespoon peanut butter 6 cups Peanut Butter Cap’n Crunch 1-1/2 cups milk chocolate M&M’s DIRECTIONS In a large saucepan, combine the marshmallows, THC butter and peanut butter. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until melted. Remove from the heat. Stir in the cereal and M&M’s. Pat into a 13-in. x 9-in. pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Cut into bars.

PUMPKIN COOKIES INGREDIENTS 3/4 cup THC butter, softened 1-1/3 cups sugar 1/4 cup honey 1 egg 1 cup canned pumpkin 1 teaspoon milk 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup chopped dates 3/4 cup chopped pecans 2 tablespoons poppy seeds

FROSTING: 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup THC butter, softened 2 cups confectioners’ sugar 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract DIRECTIONS In a large bowl, cream THC butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in honey and egg. Add pumpkin and milk; mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the dates, pecans and poppy seeds. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. For frosting, in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, THC butter and confectioners’ sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in cream and vanilla until smooth. Frost cookies. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

sugar; stir in THC butter. Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and 2/3 cup sugar until smooth. Beat in 2 eggs just until blended. Pour over crust. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack. Meanwhile, separate remaining eggs and set whites aside. In a large saucepan, combine the yolks, pumpkin, brown sugar, milk, salt and cinnamon. Cook and stir over low heat for 10-12 minutes or until mixture is thickened and reaches 160°. Remove from the heat. In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Heat over low heat, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved. Stir into pumpkin mixture; set aside. In a large heavy saucepan, combine reserved egg whites and remaining sugar. With a portable mixer, beat on low speed for 1 minute. Continue beating over low heat until mixture reaches 160°, about 12 minutes. Remove from the heat; beat until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Fold into pumpkin mixture; spread evenly over cream cheese layer. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or until set. Garnish with whipped topping and nutmeg if desired.

PUMPKIN DESSERT BARS INGREDIENTS 1-3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs 1-1/3 cups sugar, divided 1/2 cup THC butter, melted 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened 5 eggs 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup milk 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 envelope unflavored gelatin 1/4 cup cold water Whipped topping and ground nutmeg, optional




DIRECTIONS In a small bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and 1/3 cup




A Different Take on Halloween By Ryan James

The time has come again to don the mask, and scare off the spirits who visit us on a hallowed eve. Place your candles in a frightfully carved pumpkin, and revel in the festivities of a masquerade. If you have not already guessed, Halloween is rapidly approaching. Curiously, we now only scratch the surface of a culturally rich and primordial holiday. Dressed in costume, this is our chance to become something or someone else and to shed our identity for another, at least for one night. Everyone wants a cool costume, something that exemplifies our taste, our creativity and for some, our material wealth. Then it’s off to the party to eat, drink and be merry. What if I were to tell you that everything you do on Halloween, from the candy to the party, was part of something much deeper and primordial. We all believe that Halloween is about scaring off mischievous spirits but in fact it is about welcoming them.


Now your ears perk, and your head turns. What could he possibly mean? Who wants mischief? Certainly, not I. You thought you’d heard it all. Well, let me tell you a tale, a ghost story, about our primordial past. Hearken back to ancestral times, when humanity huddled around fires, hunted game, and gathered sweet fruits. The creature comforts we enjoy today were non-existent. No medicine, climate control, and worst of all, no internet. In reality our poor state was due to a lack of reason. We didn’t have any, so we interpreted the events around us with whimsy, attributing the laws of nature to spirits and gods. You may recall that there were many spirits, and many gods. Each one governed a certain facet of our world. Rain gods, hunting gods, drinking gods, everything was represented. If you’re well versed in the Greek pantheons you’ll recognize Dionysus as the goddess of nature, the original western Mother Nature. If you’re really well versed, then you recognize Bacchus being the male counterpart to Dionysus. Bacchus is the god of wine, and Dionysus the goddess of nature. Now, during these ancient days, humanity was virtually married to nature. We were unified in the purpose of survival, and we worshipped our mother, the provider of game and fruits. We didn’t just say prayers to Dionysus, we had to appease her, and Bacchus, and every other spirit we recognized. Elaborate rituals, offerings, dances, intoxications were devoted to showing our mother how in tune we were. We had to appease her, or we could suffer her

whims and fall prey to illness, hunger, storms, and whatever other calamity that could befall us. The dominant theme here is unity -- we were one with nature, with each other, with our purpose, survival. Well as time progressed and our reasoning powers increased, humanity began to slowly divorce itself from nature. We advanced in technology for just that purpose. We developed agriculture for food, architecture for shelter, and fire for climate control, not to mention lots of other goodies. By our nature, we are beings that remember, and so our ancient pacts and appeasements didn’t just fall away, they were integrated into other even more elaborate rituals, offerings and pacts. And to be sure, we were still quite married to mother nature’s whims right up until our technological age. As a natural progression away from mother nature, we advanced into beings who had material things on the mind. We tried to secure greater and greater security from the harsh life we once lived. And we developed into beings of have and have not. This materialism led to greater individualism. Safe in our homes, we had time to worry about ourselves, and not about the survival of those whom were also well situated in their homes. Where is this all going? Well, to Halloween of course. In the present day the individual reigns supreme. But on one day our ego is forgone, our identity is suppressed, and we don the mask to supposedly scare off the spirits of our primordial past. But is that what we are really doing? Nay! When we shed our identity, we are becoming a unified whole once again. When we drink and revel are we not giving praise to Bacchus? When we present offerings of candy to little spirits who come to our door, are we not recognizing the ancient pacts we once held with the spirits of old? Even carving pumpkins is ritual, showing the spirits we are still faithful on the one night they come to visit. Actually we are remembering from whence we came. Halloween is a hallowed event, a day of remembrance, ritual, and appeasement. Every little thing we do on this day, was done in our primordial past, and will be done into our distant future. Because, like I said, we are creatures of memory. So never forget, Halloween is about unity with each other, and with nature, the very first Earth Day.



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Horror fans of the world unite! It’s All Hollow’s Eve time and that means a lot of

different things. It means that if you’re a celebrator, you have been planning your costume since the summer and are gathering last details to make you the perfect whatever. If you

are more of just a partygoer, then maybe you’re throwing an old sheet over your head and

calling yourself a ghost, but really you just want to go out and mingle. If you have children, you’re busy turning your little ones into princesses and Harry Potters and preparing for the onslaught of the inevitable sugar high. But if you’re a movie fan, and especially one of the strange and scary, this holiday is for you. Several theaters dedicatev the weekend or

week to some of Halloween’s best flicks. Even if they aren’t showing on the big screen, this is the time of year to dust off the old DVDs or hit the rental counter to load up on spooky.

Of course this tops the list. Jamie Lee Curtis will forever be marked in cinematic history along with Michael Meyers. This film should never be left off any Halloween list. The sequels are a must, too!


This flick gave us Freddy Kruger and Johnny Depp. We will never look at striped sweaters or pirates the same. A great film to show the teenagers in your life.

Still perhaps the scariest movie ever made. If you want to have the bejesus scared out of you turn off the lights and watch Linda Blair’s head spin and that creepy priest try to save her. It’s level -10 terrifying every single time.

This movie is a classic and if you haven’t seen it, you must. After the first time, it develops that kitsch factor and you may cheer on the chainsaw. Or at least I do.

The creepiest motel ever. If you have ever road-tripped and found yourself in the middle of nowhere exhausted and ready to call it a night, Psycho will have you question your choice of motels. Norman Bates is forever the scariest innkeeper in history.

Another classic. Friday the 13th scared each and every one of us as a kid and if you’re at all superstitious, Friday the 13th gives you the willies just a little bit.

For the true experience, see the show live at midnight at a local theater. The audience participation part of it must be done at least once, if not multiple times. If you rent it, invite your friends over to play along. Tim Curry in fishnets is truly a wonderful way to celebrate any holiday.

Heeeere’s Johnny, another creepy hotel and Jack Nicholson at his finest crazy. The creepy that is Steven King is never more evident than in this nail-biter.

Go into the light! The super short and super strange woman who littered horror flicks in the 1980’s is frighteningly sweet and little. Caroline has a strangeness about her that makes Poltergeist still one of the flicks that will always make your skin crawl.

Ok, sometimes you have just got to laugh and Scary Movie is a great way to feed your Halloween spirit without scaring yourself silly. Besides, isn’t Halloween supposed to be a fun holiday, too? Laugh yourself silly as every single scary movie scene you have ever known or seen turns into hilarious and outrageous satire.




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The Bud 2500 Broadway, Ste 100 Boulder, CO 80304 (303) 565-4019

Lotus Medical Boulder 3107 B 28th St Boulder,CO 80301 (303)339-3885

The Green Room 1738 Pearl St., Ste 100m Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 945-4074

Medicine on the Hill 1089 13th St. Boulder, CO 80302

The Greenest Green 2034 Pearl St. Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 953-2582

MediPharm 800 Pearl St. Boulder, CO 80302 MMJ America

1909 N. Broadway St., # 100 Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 732-6654 Mountain Medicine Group 2515 Broadway St. Boulder, CO 80304 (720) 542-9943 New Leaf 1325 N. Broadway, Ste 211 Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 408-9122 New Options Wellness 2885 Aurora Ave., Ste 40 Boulder, CO 80303 (720) 266-9967 Ohana PC 918 University Ave. Boulder, CO 80302 Options Medical Center

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The Farm 1644 Walnut St. Boulder, CO 80304 (303) 440-1323

The Hill Cannabis Club (THC), LLC 1360 College Ave. Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 245-9728 The Medication Company 4483 N. Broadway St. Boulder, CO 80304 (303) 635-6481 The Village Green Society 2043 16th St. Boulder, CO 80302 (720) 746-9064 Therapeutic Compassion Center 1501 Lee Hill Dr., No. 22 Boulder, CO 80202 Top Shelf Alternatives 1327 Spruce St., Ste 301 Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 459-5335 Trill Alternatives 1537 Pearl St. Boulder, CO 80301 (720) 287-0645 Vape Therapeutics 1327 Spruce St., Ste 300 Boulder. CO 80302 WELL Dispensary 3000 Folsom St. Boulder, CO 80304 (303) 993-7932

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DISPENSARY LISTING BRECKENRIDGE Breckenridge Cannabis Club 226 S. Main St. Breckenridge, CO 80424 (970) 453-4900 Medicine Man 101 N. Main St., Ste 6 Breckenridge, CO 80424 (970) 453-2525 Organix 1795 Airport Rd., Unit A2 Breckenridge, CO 80424 (970) 453-1340

CARBONDALE C.M.D. 1101 Village Rd. #Upper Level 1A Carbondale, CO 81623 (970) 306-3231 Green Miracle Medicinals 443 Main St. Carbondale, CO 81623 (970) 963-1234

CASCADE Eagle’s Nest Sanctuary 8455 W. Hwy 24 Cascade, CO 80809 (719) 687-2928


CENTRAL CITY Annie’s Central City Dispensary 135 Nevada St. Central City, CO 80427 (303) 582-3530

CLIFTON God’s Gift 571 32 Rd. Clifton, CO 81504 (970) 609-4438


CannaMed USA 2935 Galley Rd. Colorado Springs, CO 80909 (877) 420-MEDS Herbal Health Systems 1235 Lake Plaza Dr., Ste 221 Colorado Springs, CO (720) 576-HERB or (877) 304-HERB


A Cut Above 1150 E. Fillmore St. Colorado Springs, CO 80907 (719) 434-1665 A Cut Above 3750 Astrozon Blvd., Ste 140 Colorado Springs, CO 80910 (719) 391-5099

Mile High Medical Gardens 858 Happy Canyon Rd., #150 Castle Rock, CO 80108 (720) 249-2492

Alternative Medicine Colorado Springs 2606 W Colorado Ave. Colorado Springs, CO. 80904 (719) 358-6955

Ozee Inc. 858 Happy Canyon Rd., Ste 150 Castle Rock, CO 80108 (720) 249-2492

Altitude Organic Medicine 822 W. Colorado Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80905 (719) 313-9841


Altitude Organic Medicine 409 S. Nevada Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80903 719) 434-7918


Best Card, LLC 7108 S Alton Way Centennial, CO 80112 (303) 741-2313 Dispensary Credit Card Processing 7108 S. Alton Way, Bldg G, Ste 101A Centennial, CO 80112 (303) 981-8885

Aromas & Herbs, LLC Go Green Cross 2514 W. Colorado Ave., Ste 206 Colorado Springs, CO 80904 (719) 930-9846 A-Wellness Centers 2918 Wood Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80907 (719) 258-8406

Bijou Wellness Center 2132 E. Bijou St., Ste 114 Colorado Springs, CO 80909 (719) 465-2407

Epic Medical Caregiver 3631 Galley Rd. Colorado Springs, CO 80909 (719) 638-4596

Mountain Med Club 4465 Northpark Dr. Ste 201 Colorado Springs, CO 80907 (719) 599-4180

Cannabicare 1466 Woolsey heights Colorado Springs, CO 80915 (719)573-2262

EZ Natural Alternatives 3475 Pine Tree Sq., Ste E Colorado Springs, CO 80909 (719) 694-9384

Cannabis Connection of the Rockies 4850 Galley Rd. Colorado Springs, CO.80915 (719)42- CCMMJ( 422-2665)

Floobies 2233 Academy Pl., Ste 201 Colorado Springs, CO 80909 (719) 597-4429

Natural Advantage Medical Marijuana Center 925 W. Cucharras St. Colorado Springs, CO 80905 (719) 533-1177

Canna Care 1675 Jet Wing Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80916 (719) 596-3010 Canna Caregivers 3220 N. Academy Blvd., Ste 4 Colorado Springs, CO 80917 (719) 597-6685 Cannabis Therapeutics Caregivers Cooperative 907 E. Fillmore St. Colorado Springs, CO 80907 (719) 633-7124 Canna-pothecary, LLC 1730 W. Colorado Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80904 (719) 633-2511 Colorado Cannabis Caregivers 2203 N. Weber St. Colorado Springs, CO 80907 (719) 634-7389 Colorado Cannabis Center 1905 N. Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80909 (719) 574-4455 Doctors Orders 2106 East Boulder St. Colorado Springs, CO 80909 (719) 634-8808 2231 E. Platte Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80909 (719) 434-7166 Emerald City Wellness 1353 S. 8th St. # 102 Colorado Springs, CO 80905 (719)344-8046

Front Range Alternative Medicines 5913 N. Nevada Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80918 (719) 213-0118 Genovation Laboratories 957 E. Fillmore St. Colorado Springs, CO 80907 (719) 632-6026 Hatch Wellness Center 1478 Woolsey Heights Colorado Springs, CO 80915 (719) 591-2151 Integrated Caregiver Services 2579 Durango Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80919 (719) 393-8843 JP Wellness Colorado Springs, CO 80919 (303) 909-4541 Marimeds 222 E. Moreno Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (719) 634-8285 MC Caregivers 6020 Erin Park, Ste A Colorado Springs, CO 80918 (719) 264-MEDS (6337) Medical Marijuana Connection 2933 Galley Rd. Colorado Springs, CO 80909 (719) 297-1420 Mira Meds 3132 W. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80904 Mountain Made Meds 5162 Centennial Blvd Colorado Springs,CO 80919 (719) 528- MEDS (528-6337)

Natural Remedies MMJ 408 S. Nevada Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (800) 985-7168 Nature’s Medicine Wellness Center 11 S. 25th St., Ste 220 Colorado Springs, CO 80904 (719) 213-3239 Nature’s Way 5012 North Academy Blvd Colorado Springs, CO. 80918 (719)531- MEDS (531-6337) Old World Pharmaceutical 3605 E. Platte Ave Colorado Springs,CO 80909 (719) 393-3899 Pikes Peak Alternative Health and Wellness Centers 1605 S. Tejon St., Ste 101 Colorado Springs CO, 80905 (719) 575-9835 Pikes Peak Cannabis Caregivers 3715 Drennan Rd. Colorado Springs, CO 80910 (719) 216-5452 Pikes Peak Compassionate Care Center 2845 Ore Mill Rd. #6 Colorado Springs, CO 80904 (719) 633-8499 Sunshine Wellness Center 31 N. Tejon St., Ste 400 Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (719) 632-6192 THC (The Highland Collective) 332 W. Bijou St., Ste 101 Colorado Springs CO, 80905 (719) 442-6737 The Green Earth Wellness Center 519 N. 30th St. Colorado Springs, CO 80904 (719) 633-6337

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DISPENSARY LISTING The Healthy Connections 1602 W. Colorado Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80904 (719) 203-6004 The Healing Canna 3692 E. Bijou St. Colorado Springs, CO 80909 (719) 637-7645 The Hemp Center 2501 W. Colorado Ave., #106 Colorado Springs, CO 80904 (719) 633-1611

Security Urban Armor (719)209-7870 (719)440-5379 Watchpoint, LLC 5971 Omaha Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80918 (877) 277-6540


The Highlands Cooperative 332 West Bijou St., Ste. 101 Colorado Springs, CO 80905 (719) 442-6737

Weirdo Willies Smoke Shop 3033 Jet Wing Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80916 (719) 392-4012

The Organic Seed 2304 East Platte Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80909 (719) 201-7302


The Parc (Patient Activity Resource Center) 957 E Fillmore St Colorado Springs, CO 80904 (719) 632-6026 Today’s Health Care 1635 W. Uintah St., Ste E Colorado Springs, CO 80904 (719) 633-1300 Top Buds, LLC 575 Valley St. #10 Colorado Springs, CO 80915 (719) 591-7411 Tree of Wellness 1000 W. Fillmore St., Ste 105 Colorado Springs, CO 80907 (719) 635-5556 Trichome Health Consultants 2117 W. Colorado Ave. Colorado Springs CO, 80904 (719) 635-6337 U-Heal Apothecary 101 N. Tejon St., #102 Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (719) 465-3471 We Grow Colorado, LLC 2502 E. Bijou St. Colorado Springs, CO 80909 (719) 634-4100 Westside Wellness Center 2200 Bott Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80904 (719) 344-8441

Colorado Coalition of Caregivers 7260 Monaco St. Commerce City, CO 80022 (720) 987-3669 Timberline Herbal Clinic and Wellness Center 3995 E. 50th Ave. Denver, CO 80216 (303) 322-0901

CRESTONE High Valley Healing Center and Wholesale Apothecary 116 S. Alder St. (Sangre de Cristo Inn) Crestone, CO 81131 (719) 256-4006

DACONO Dacono Meds 730 Glen Creighton Dr., Unit C Dacono, CO 80514 (303) 833-2321 MaryJanes 5073 Silver Peaks Ave., #103 Dacono, CO 80514 (720) 421-7012

DENVER Doctors Amarimed Dr. Alan Shackelford 2257 S Broadway Denver,CO 80210 (720) 532-4744

CannaMed USA 6855 Leetsdale Dr. Denver, CO 80224 (877) 420-6337 or (303) 388-2220

Alpine Herbal Wellness 313 Detroit St. Denver, CO 80206 (303) 355-HERB (4372)

Denver Relief 1 Broadway St. Denver, CO 80223 (303) 420-MEDS 1211 S. Parker Rd., #101 Denver, CO 80231 (720) 747-9999

Alternative Medicine on Capital Hill 1401 Ogden St. Denver, CO 80218 (720) 961-0560

Discount Medical Marijuana 970 Lincoln St. Denver, CO 80203 (303) 355-9333

Health Star Medical Evaluation Clinic 710 E. Speer Blvd. Denver, CO 80203 (303) 586-1200

B*GOODS MMJ Apothecary 80 S. Pennsylvania St. Denver, CO 80209 (303) 777-5239

Front Range Dispensary Denver, CO 80203 (720) 620-4463

Herbal Health Systems 2777 S Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO 80222 (303) 237-1223 or (877) 304-HERB

Buds on Federal 82 S. Federal Blvd. Denver, CO 80219 (303) 955-0070


Blown Glass and Accessories 4815 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80220 (303) 388-1882 Head Quarters 1301 Marion St. Denver, CO 80218 (303) 830-2444 Heads of State 3015 W 44th Ave. Denver, CO 80211 (303) 433-6585 Herbal Daze Smoke Shop 4530 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80220 (303) 333-1445 Herbal Daze Smoke Shop 6525 N. Federal Blvd. Denver, CO 80221 (303) 427-1445 High Fashion Glass 42 S. Broadway Denver, CO 80209 (303) 766-5473 or (303) 766-5437

DENVER CENTRAL Advanced Medical Alternatives 1269 Elati St. Denver, CO 80204 (303) 351-WEED (9333)

Cannabis Medical 762 Kalamath St. Denver, CO 80204 (303) 912-2013 Canna Center 5670 E. Evans Ave., Ste 216 Denver, CO 80222 (720) 222-3454 Caregivers for Life of Cherry Creek 310 Saint Paul St. Denver, CO 80206 (720) 536-5462 Carribbean Connection 6th Ave. & Santa Fe Dr. Denver, CO 80204 (720) 209-2454 or (720) 217-6786 City Park Dispensary 3030 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80206 (720) 389-9735 Colorado Care Facility Medicinal Marijuana 5130 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80220 (303) 953-8503 Colorado Caregivers Denver, CO (720) 258-6847 Cured Therapeutics 877 Federal Blvd. Denver, CO 80204 (303) 868-1269

Go Dutch Collective 1111 Lincoln St. Denver, CO 80203 (720) 220-9029 Good Chemistry 330 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80203 (720) 524-4657 Green Cross of Cherry Creek 128 Steele St., Ste 200 Denver, CO 80206 (303) 321-4201 Green Karma Medical 1115 Grant St., Ste G2 Denver, CO 80203 (303) 815-1585 Greenwerkz 907 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80218 (303) 647-5210 Hawaiian Herbal Health Center 1337 Delaware St., #2 Denver, CO 80204 (303) 893-1200 Herbs 4 You 20 E. 9th Ave. Denver, CO 80203 (303) 830-9999 Lincoln Herbal 424 Lincoln St. Denver, CO 80203 (303) 955-0701 Mile High Alternative Medicine Denver, CO 80203 (720) 289-9654 Mile High Green Cross 852 Broadway St. Denver, CO 80203 (303) 861-4252

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DISPENSARY LISTING MMJ America 1321 Elati St. Denver, CO 80204 (720) 296-1711

Botanico, Inc. 3054 Larimer St. Denver, CO 80205 (303) 297-2273

Mile High Cannabis 899 Logan St. Denver, CO 80203 (303) 955-6203

Nature’s Cure 2 2740 W. 9th St. Denver, CO 80204

Budding Health 2042 Arapahoe St. Denver, CO 80205 (720) 242-9308

Mind Body Spirit 3054 Larimer St. Denver, CO 80205 (303) 297-2273

Pain Management of Colorado 110 Cook St., Ste 103 Denver, CO 80206 (303) 423-7246

Cannabis Station 1201 20th St. Denver, CO 80205 (303) 297-WEED (9333)

MMD of Colorado 2609 Walnut St. Denver, CO 80205 (303)736-9642

Pride in Medicine 731 W. 6th Ave. Denver, CO 80204 (303) 999-0441

Denver Kush Club 2615 Welton St. Denver, CO 80205 (303) 736-6550

MMJ America 424 21st St. Denver, CO 80205 (303) 296-3732

Pure Medical Dispensary 1133 Bannock St. Denver, CO 80204 (303) 534-PURE (7873)

Denver Patients Group 2863 Larimer St., Unit B Denver, CO 80205 (303) 484-1662

Native Roots Apothecary 910 16th St., #805 Denver, CO 80205 (303) 623-1900

Rocky Mountain Farmacy 1719 Emerson St. Denver, CO 80218 (720) 389-9002

Discount Medical Marijuana 2028 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80206 (303) 355-9333

Natural Remedies 1620 Market St., Ste 5W Denver, CO 80202 (303) 953-0884

Tender Healing Care Plaza de Santa Fe 1355 Santa Fe Dr., Ste F Denver, CO 80204 (720) THC-4-THC The Grasshopper Alternative Medicine 1728 E. 17th Ave. Denver, CO 80218 (303) 388-4677 Universal Herbs 4950 E Evans Ave Ste#106 Denver,CO 80222 (303) 388-0086

DENVER DOWNTOWN ALCC, LLC 2257 Curtis St. Denver, CO 80205 (303) 297-3435 Apothecary of Colorado 1730 Blake St., Ste 420 Denver, CO 80202 (303) 296-5566 Ballpark Holistic Dispensary 2119 Larimer St. Denver, CO 80205 (303) 953-7059

Green Docs 3330 Larimer St. The Good Building Denver, CO 80205 (303) 339-0214 Greenhouse Wellness Center 2403 Champa St. Denver, CO 80205 (720) 328-0412 Lodo Wellness Center 1617 Wazee St., Ste B1 Denver, CO 80202 (303) 534-5020 Lotus 1444 Wazee St., Ste 115 Denver, CO 80202 (720) 974-3109 Mahooka Meds 2400 Larimer St. Denver, CO 80205 (720) 536-0850 Mayflower Wellness 1400 Market St. Denver, CO 80202 (303) 862-4164

Patients Plus 4493 N. Washington St. Denver, CO 80216 (720) 435-0546 RiNo Supply Co 3100 Blake St. Denver, CO 80205 (303) 292-2680 Rocky Mountain High 1538 Wazee St. Denver, CO 80202 (303) 623-7246 (PAIN) Rocky Mountain Wellness Center East 2232 Bruce Randolph St. Denver, CO 80205 (720) 350-4056 Summit Wellness 2117 Larimer St. Denver, CO 80205 (720) 407-8112 The Happy Harvest 2324 Champa St. Denver, CO 80205 (303) 997-4425

Other Businesses Tastee Yummees P.O. Box 181457 Denver, CO 80205 (720) 937-1559

DENVER EAST Cannacopia 3857 Elm St. Denver, CO 80207 (303) 399-3333 City Floral 1440 Kearney St. Denver, CO 80220 (303) 355-4013

Supreme Care Strains and Wellness Center 6767 E. 39th Ave., Ste 105 Denver, CO 80207 (720) 877-5216 The Clinic on Colfax Dispensary 4625 E. Colfax Denver, CO 80220 (303) 333-3644 The Healing Center of Colorado 1452 Poplar St. Denver, CO 80220 (720) 389-9285

Colorado Care Facility 5130 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80220 (303) 953-8503

Verde Dispensary 5101 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80220 (303) 474-4489

Flavored Essentials 3955 Oneida St. Denver, CO 80207 (303) 377-0539


Herbal Care 2866 N. Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO 80207 (303) 321-4433 Jane Medicals 7380 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80220 (303) 388-JANE Kindness Medical Cannabis Center 5702 E Colfax Ave Denver, CO 80220 303-733-9956 New Millennium Solutions 1408 N. Oneida St. Denver, CO 80220 (720) 318-3275 Med Stop 5926 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80220 (303) 573-6337 (MEDS) Rocky Mountain Farmacy 6302 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80220 (720) 389-9002 Stone Forest Bakery 846 1/2 Forest St. Denver, CO 80220 (720) 297-0990

420 Wellness 4986 Lowell Blvd. Denver, CO 80221 (303) 492-1787 Colorado Herbal Center 7316 N Washington St. Denver, CO 80229 (303) 287-6815 Denver Canna Club 4155 E. Jewell Ave. #903 Denver, Co 80222 (303) 578-0809 Doctors Orders 5068 N. Federal Blvd. Denver, CO 80221 (303) 433-0276 Elite Cannabis Therapeutics 6401 N. Broadway, Unit J Denver, CO 80221 (303) 650-4005 Green Medical Referrals Clinic - Denver 5115 Federal Blvd., #9 Denver, CO 80221 (303) 495-5000 Medicine World 4950 East Evans Ave. Denver, CO 80222 (303) 300-5059 Nature’s Choice 2128 S. Albion St. Denver, CO 80222 (720) 447-3271

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DISPENSARY LISTING Rockbrook, Inc. 2865 S Colorado Blvd. Suite 323 Denver, CO 80222 (303)756-0595 The Healing House 123 W. Alameda Ave. Denver, CO 80223 (720) 389-6490


Denver Metro Cannabis Couriers 1562 S. Parker Rd., Ste 328 Denver, CO 80231 (720) 227-6939 Doc Danks 4785 Tejon St., Unit 101 Denver, CO 80211 (720) 276-5956

Golden Meds 4620 Peoria St. Denver, CO 80239 (303) 307-4645

Full Spectrum Labs 3535 Larimer St. Denver, CO 80205 (720)335-5227


Grassroots 3867 Tennyson St. Denver, CO 80212 (303) 420-6279

Alive Herbal Medicine 4573 Pecos St. Denver, CO 80211 (720) 945-9543 Alternative Wellness Center 2647 W. 38th Ave. Denver, CO 80211 (720) 855-6565 or (720) 855-8040 Altitude Organic Medicine Highlands 1716 Boulder St. Denver, CO 80211 (720) 855-MEDS (6337) BC Inc. 4206 W. 38th Ave. Denver, CO 80212 (720) 323-2383 or (720) 988-3184 Biocare 2899 N. Speer Blvd., Ste 105 Denver, CO 80211 (303) 455-3187 Botica Del Sol 745 S. Broadway Denver, CO 80209 (303) 578-0809 Cherry Meds 111 South Madison Street, #111 Denver, CO 80209 (303)399-MEDS Chronic Wellness 3928 Federal Blvd. Denver, CO 80211 (303) 455-6500 Denco Alternative Medicine 2828 Speer Blvd., #117 Denver, CO 80211 (303) 433-2266

Grass Roots Health and Wellness 2832 W. 44th Ave. Denver, CO 80211 (303) 325-7434 Herbal Connections 2209 W. 32nd Ave. Denver, CO 80211 (720) 999-6295 Herbal Wellness, Inc. 3870 N. Federal Blvd. Denver, CO 80211 (720) 299-1919 Higher Ground, MMC 2215 E. Mississippi Ave. Denver, CO (303)733-5500 Highland Health 2727 Bryant St., Ste 420 Denver, CO 80211 (303) 455-0810 Highland Herbal Connections 2209 W. 32 Ave. Denver, CO 80211 (720) 999-6295 Highlands Square Apothecary 3460 W. 32nd Ave. Denver, CO 80211 (303) 433-3346 Kushism 2527 Federal Blvd. Denver, CO 80211 (303) 477-0772

Kushism 3355 W. 38th St. Denver, CO 80212 (303) 477-5171

Therapeutic Herbal Comfort, LLC Denver, CO 80214 (720) 298-8909

Denver Patients Center, LLC 2070 S. Huron St. Denver, CO 80223 (303) 733-3977

Local Caregivers of Colorado 5316 Sheridan Blvd. Denver, CO 80214 (720) 233-5482

Total Health Concepts 2059 Bryant St. Denver, CO 80211 (303) 433-0152

Earth’s Medicine 74 Federal Blvd., Unit A Denver, CO 80219 (720) 542-8513

Urban Dispensary 2675 W. 38th Ave. Denver, CO 80211 (720) 389-9179

Ganja Gourmet 1810 S. Broadway Denver, CO 80210 (303) 282-9333


Grass Roots Organica 3035 E. Evans Ave. Denver, CO 80210 (303) 656-9GRO (9476)

Mary Jayz Natural Therapeutics 4900 W. 46th Ave. Denver, CO 80212 (720) 855-7451 MMJ America 4347 Tennyson St. Denver, CO 80212 (303) 339-0116 Platte Valley Dispensary 2301 7th St., Unit B Denver, CO 80211 (303) 953-0295 Pure 3533 W. 38th Ave. Denver, CO 80211 (720) 335-6336 Sunnyside Alternative Medicine 1406 W. 38th Ave. Denver, CO 80211 (303) 720-6761

A Cut Above 1911 S. Broadway Denver, CO 80210 (720) 536-8965 Back to the Garden Wellness Center 1755 S Broadway Denver,CO 80210 (720) 877-3562 Broadway Wellness 1290 S. Broadway Denver, CO 80210 (303) 997-8413 Cannabis 4 Health 1221 S. Pearl St. Denver, CO 80210 (720) 296-7563

Sweet Leaf Inc. 5100 W. 38th Ave. Denver, CO 80212 (303) 480-5323

Cannamart 1450 S. Santa Fe Dr. Denver, CO 80223 (720) 524-6255

The Giving Tree of Denver 2707 W. 38th Ave. Denver, CO 80211 (303) 477-8888

Colorado Alternative Medicine 2394 S. Broadway Denver, CO 80210 (720) 379-7295

The Grasshopper 2243 Federal Blvd. Denver, CO 80211 (303) 501-2010 The ReLeaf Center 2000 W. 32nd Ave. Denver, CO 80211 (303) 458-LEAF (5323) The Tea Pot Lounge 2008 Federal Blvd. Denver, CO 80211 (303) 656-9697

Colorado Apothecary & Wellness Center 4025 E. Iliff Ave. Denver, CO 80222 (303) 757-4361 Daddy Fat Sacks 945 South Blvd. Denver, CO 80219 (303) KIND-BUD Delta 9 Caretakers LLC 2262 S. Broadway Denver, CO 80210 (720) 570-2127

Healing Buds 468 S. Federal Blvd. Denver, CO 80219 (303) 936-0309 Higher Ground MMC 2215 E. Mississippi Ave. Denver, CO 80210 (303) 733-5500 Medicinal Oasis 4400 E. Evans Ave. Denver CO 80222 (303) 333-3338 Patients Choice of Colorado 2251 S. Broadway Denver, CO 80210 (303) 862-5016 Rocky Mountain Caregivers 285 S. Pearl St. Denver, CO 80209 (720) 746-9655 Tender Healing Care 1355 Santa Fe Drive, Suite F Denver, CO 80204 (720)THC-4-THC (8424842) THC: The Herbal Center 1909 S. Broadway Denver, CO 80210 (303) 719-4372 The Candy Girls Denver, CO 80219 (303) 219-6020 The Health Center 2777 S. Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO 80222 (303) 758-9997

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DISPENSARY LISTING The Kind Room 1881 S. Broadway Denver CO, 80210 (720) 266-3136

Green Ribbon Clinic 4155 E. Jewell Ave., #403 Denver, CO 80222 (720) 296-8035

Sleeping Giant Wellness 45 Kalamath St. Denver, CO 80223 (303) 573-3786

Green Tree Medical, LLC 3222 S. Vance St. Denver, CO 80227 (720) 838-1652

Northern Lights Natural Rx 2045 Sheridan Blvd., Ste B Edgewater, CO 80214 (303) 274-6495

The Wellness Shop 5885 E. Evans Ave Denver CO, 80222 (303) 756-3762

Grass Roots Organica 399 Harrison St. Denver, CO 80209 (303) 645-4881

Southwest Alternative Care 1940 W. Mississippi Ave. Denver, CO 80223 (303) 593-2931

Home Sweet Home 20 Sheridan Blvd. Denver, CO 80226 (303) 922-8777

Pain Wellness Center 2509 Sheridan Blvd. Edgewater, CO 80214 (720) 404-0174

Walking Raven Dispensary 2001 S. Broadway Denver, CO 80210 (720) 327-5613

Herban Wellness Inc. 4155 E. Jewell Ave., #405 Denver, CO 80222 (877) 702-4MMJ (4665)

SweetLeaf Compassion Center 5301 Leetsdale Dr. Denver, CO 80246 (303) 955-8954

Wellspring Collective 1724 S. Broadway Denver, CO 80210 (303) 733-3113

Karmaceuticals 4 S. Santa Fe Dr. Denver, CO 80223 (303) 76-KARMA

Tetra Hydro Center 9206 E. Hampden Ave. Denver, CO 80231 (303) 221-0331

VIP Wellness Center 2949 W Alameda Ave. Denver, CO 80219 (720) 279-3615

Little Brown House 1995 S. Broadway Denver, CO 80223 (303) 282-6206

The Clinic on Holly 1479 S. Holly St. Denver CO, 80222 (303) 758-9114


Little Green Pharmacy 1331 S. Broadway Denver, CO 80223 (303) 722-2133

Very Best Medicine (VBM Club) 6853 Leetsdale Dr. Denver, CO 80224 (720) 941-8872

Metro Cannabis Inc. 4101 E. Wesley Ave., Ste 1 Denver, CO 80222 (720) 771-9866 or (720) 542-3022

VIP Wellness Center 1850 S. Federal Blvd. Denver, CO 80219 (303) 935-2694

A Mile High LLC 63 W. Alameda Ave. Denver, CO 80223 (303) 722-3420 Alternative Medicine Of Southeast Denver 6853 Leetsdale Dr. Denver, CO 80224 (720) 941-8872 Altitude Organic Medicine - South 2250 S. Oneida St., Ste 204 Denver, CO 80224 (303) 756-8888 Amsterdam Café 1325 S. Inca St. Denver, CO 80223 (303) 282-4956 BuddingHealth 4955 S. Ulster St., #105 Denver, CO 80237 (303) 770-0470 Green Around You 970 S. Oneida St., Ste 17 Denver, CO 80224 (303) 284-9075 Green Cross Caregivers 1842 S. Parker Rd. Denver, CO 80231 (303) 337-2229

Metro Cannabis on Hampden Inc. 3425 S. Oleander Ct., Unit B Denver, CO 80224 (720) 365-5307 Mile High Remedies 4155 E. Jewell Ave., Ste 310 Denver, CO 80222 (303) 419-3896 Rockbrook, Inc. 2865 S. Colorado Blvd., Ste 323 Denver, CO 80222 (303) 756-0595 Rocky Mountain Farmacy 2420 S. Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO 80222 (720) 389-9002 Rocky Mountain Marijuana Dispensary 1126 S. Sheridan Blvd. Denver, CO 80232 (303) 219-4884

Wellness Center 330 S. Dayton St. Denver, CO 80247 (303) 856-77983

DENVER SOUTHWEST SUBURBS 420 Wellness 2960 S. Federal Blvd. Denver, CO 80236 (303) 493-1787 Alameda Wellness Center 183 W. Alameda Ave. Denver, CO 80223 (303) 736-6999 CannaMart 3700 W Quincy Ave., #3702 Denver, CO 80236 (303) 730-0420 Clovis, LLC 4000 Morrison Rd. Denver, CO 80219 (303) 284-3165

Mr. Stinky’s 314 Federal Blvd. Denver, CO 80219 (720) 243-0246 (303) 736-6188 Mile High Therapeutics 1568 S. Federal Blvd. Denver, CO 80219 (720) 389-9369 Nature’s Cure 4283 W. Florida Ave. Denver, CO 80219 (303) 934-9503 Rocky Mt. Organics 1015 W. Evans Ave. Denver, CO 80223 (720) 479-8905 Rocky Mountain Patient Services 934 S. Federal Blvd. Denver, CO 80219 (720) 882-5521

DURANGO Nature’s Medicine Durango 129 E. 32nd St. Durango, CO 81301 (970) 259-3714 Nature’s Own Wellness Center 927 Highway 3 Durango, CO 81301 (720) 663-9554

EGDEWATER Bud Med Health Centers 2517 Sheridan Blvd. Edgewater, CO 80214 (720) 920-9617 Greenwerkz 5840 W. 25th Ave. Edgewater, CO 80214 (303) 647-5210

EDWARDS New Hope Wellness Center 210 Edwards Village Blvd., B-110 Edwards, CO 81632 (970) 569-3701 Rocky Mountain High 105 Edwards Village Blvd. Edwards, CO 81632 (970) 926-4408

ELDORADO SPRINGS Green Belly Co-OP 3330 El Dorado Springs Dr. Eldorado Springs, CO 80025 (720) 381-6187

ENGLEWOOD ADG Herbal Medicine 11 W. Hampden Ave. Englewood, CO 80113 (720) 278-0419 Herbal Options 3431 S. Federal Blvd, Unit G Englewood, CO 80201 (303) 761-9170 Nature’s Kiss Medical Lounge 4332 S. Broadway Englewood, CO 80113 (303) 564-9690

FEDERAL HEIGHTS Colorado Patient Coalition 9460 Federal Blvd. Federal Heights, CO 80260 (303) 667-6032 Front Range Dispensary, LLC 8876 N. Federal Blvd. Federal Heights, CO 80260 (303) 429-2420

FORT COLLINS A Kind Place 123 Drake Rd. Ste. B Fort Collins, CO 80525 (970) 282-3811

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DISPENSARY LISTING Bonnee and Clyde’s Caring Cannabis Fort Collins, CO 80526 (970) 443-6206 BuddingHealth 1228 W Elizabeth St., Unit D8 Fort Collins, CO 80521 (970) 484-6337 Colorado-CHRONIX Medicinal Cannabis Community Fort Collins, CO 80526 (970) 227-3366 Colorado Wellness Providers 1425 Cape Cod Cir. Fort Collins, CO 80525 (970) 217-0900 Emerald Pathway 4020 S. College Ave., Ste 11 Fort Collins, CO 80525 (970) 377-9950 Essence 1740 S. College Ave. Fort Collins, CO 80525 (970) 817-1965 Friendly Fire 1802 Laporte Ave. Fort Collins, CO 80521 (970) 631-8776 Kind Care of Colorado 6617 South College Ave Fort Collins, CO 80526 (970)232-9410 Medicinal Gardens of Colorado 420 S. Howes St., Ste D (Stone House) Fort Collins, CO 80521 (970) 217-0575 Northern Colorado Natural Wellness 1125 W. Drake Rd. Fort Collins, CO 80526 (970) 689-3273 Solace Meds 301 Smokey St., Unit A Fort Collins, CO 80525 (970) 225-6337 Table Mesa Wellness Center 1612 Laporte Ave. Fort Collins, CO.80521 (970) 672-0885

FOUNTAIN Medical Herbs of Fountain 660 S. Santa Fe Ave. Fountain, CO 80817 (303) 578-0809

FRANKTOWN S.E.C.A.M. (Serving Parker, Elizabeth, Castle Rock) 7517 E State HWY 86 (720) 346-2772 or (303) 660-2650

FRISCO Bioenergetic Healing Center 842 N. Summit Blvd #13 Frisco, CO 80443 (970) 668-3514 Medical Marijuana of the Rockies 720 Summit Blvd., Ste 101A Frisco, CO 80443 (970) 668-MEDS

GARDEN CITY Cloud 9 Caregivers 2506 6th Ave. Garden City, CO 80631 (970) 352-4119 The Generations Natural Medicine 2647 8th Ave. Garden City, CO 80631 (970) 353-2839

GEORGETOWN Clear Creek Wellness Center 1402 Argentine St. Georgetown, CO 80444 (303) 569-0444

GLENDALE Nature’s Best 4601 E. Mississippi Ave. Glendale, CO 80246 (303) 386-3185

GLENWOOD SPRINGS Green Medicine Wellness 1030 Grand Ave. Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 (970) 384-2026

Greenwerkz 2922 S. Glen Ave. Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 (970) 366-4600

Naturals 624 Rae Lynn Dr. Grand Junction, CO 81505 (970) 424-5291

Green Tree Medical 3222 S. Vance St., #230 Lakewood, CO 80227 (720) 838-1652


Nature’s Alternative 496 28 Rd. Grand Junction, CO 81504 (970) 245-2680

Lakewood Patient Resource Center 7003 W. Colfax Ave. Lakewood, CO 80214 (303) 955-5190

Golden Alternative Care 807 14th St., Ste A Golden, CO 80401 (303) 278-8870 Rocky Mountain Organic Medicine 420 Corporate Cir. Ste I Golden, CO 80401 (720) 230-9111

GRAND JUNCTION Doobies, LLC 239 27 ¼ Rd, Ste 1 (on frontage road) Orchard Mesa/Grand Junction, CO 81503 (970) 242-2281 Elk Mountain, LLC 477 30 Rd. Grand Junction, CO 81504 (970) 270-7229 or (970) 270-7452 Greenlight Care 216 N Ave., #11 Grand Junction, CO 81501 (970) 609-MEDS Green Natural Solutions, LLC 753 Rood Ave., Unit 3 Grand Junction, CO 81501 (970) 424-5331 Heavenly Healing, LLC 1225 N. 23rd St. #106 Grand Junction, CO 81501 (970) 242-2488 High Desert Dispensary, LLC 1490 North Ave., Ste S Grand Junction, CO 81501 (970) 424-5357

Nature’s Medicine 1001 Patterson Rd #1 Grand Junction, CO 81506 (970) 424-5393 Weeds 719 Pitkin Ave. Grand Junction, CO 81501 (970) 245-4649

HIGHLANDS RANCH Hatch Wellness Center 3624 E. Highlands Ranch Pkwy., #105 Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 (303) 470-9270

IDAHO SPRINGS 420 Highways 2801 Colorado Blvd. Idaho Springs, CO 80452 (303) 567-9400 Mountain Medicinals, Inc. 1800 Colorado Blvd., Ste 5 Idaho Springs, CO 80452 (303) 567-4211

LAFAYETTE 420 Highways 201 E. Simpson St., Ste B Lafayette, CO 80026 (720) 434-5210 Ka-tet Wellness Services 489 N. Highway 287, Ste 201 Lafayette, CO 80026 (303) 665-5599


High Desert Dispensary Highly Herbal 555 North Ave., Ste 4 Grand Junction, CO 81501 (970) 778-5151

Great Scotts Total Care 9187 W Jewel Ave Lakewood,CO 80232 (720)304-5940

Mesa Alternative Health and Wellness 605 Grand Ave. Grand Junction, CO 81501 (970) 424-5264

Green Meadows Wellness Center 1701 Kipling St., Ste 104 Lakewood, CO 80215 (720) 435-3830

Mr. Nice Guys 12550 W. Colfax Ave., Unit 119 Lakewood, CO 80215 (303) 233-6423 Natures Herbal Solution 9699 W. Colfax Ave., Unit A Lakewood, CO 80215 (303) 232-2209 Post Modern Health 5660 W. Alameda Ave. Lakewood, CO 80226 (303) 922-9479 Rocky Mountain Ways, LLC 1391 Carr St., Unit 303 Lakewood, CO 80214 (303) 238-1253 Rocky Mountain Wellness Center 1630 Carr St., Unit C Lakewood, CO 80214 (303) 736-6366 The Healing House 10712 W. Alameda Lakewood, CO 80226 (720) 389-6490


Herbal Health Systems 1630 Carr St., Ste A Lakewood, CO 80214 (720) 279-2379 or (877) 304-HERB


Heads of State 9715 W. Colfax Ave. Lakewood, CO 80215 (303) 202-9400 Lazy J’s Smoke Shop 10672 W. Alameda Ave. Lakewood, CO 80226 (303) 985-2113

LARKSPUR Larkspur Herbal Services (Inside Pony Express-o Cafe) 9080 S. Spruce Mountain Rd. Larkspur, CO 80118 (303) 681-3112

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DISPENSARY LISTING LITTLETON Blue Sky Care Connection 1449 W. Littleton Blvd., Ste 10 Littleton, CO 80120 (720) 283-6447 CannaMart 72 E. Arapahoe Rd. Littleton, CO 80122 (303) 771-1600 Colorado Medical Marijuana LLC 2 W. Dry Creek Cir. Littleton, CO 80120 (303) 625-4012 Footprints Health 8250 W. Coal Mine Ave., Unit 4 Littleton, CO 80123 (720) 981-2818 Green Mountain Care 5423 S. Prince St. Littleton, CO 80120 (303) 862-6571 Mother Nature’s Miracle 315 W. Littleton Blvd. Littleton, CO 80210 (303) 794-3246 Southwest Alternative Care 2100 W. Littleton Blvd., Suite 50 Littleton, CO 80120 (720) 237-3079 The Hemp Center 2430 W. Main St. Littleton, CO 80120 (303) 993-7824


Herbal Health Systems 10475 Park Meadows Dr., Ste 600 Littleton, CO 80124 (720) 279-2379 or (877) 304-HERB

LONGMONT Botanic Labs 1110 Boston Ave., Ste 210 Longmont, CO 80501 (303) 260-8203

Nature’s Medicine 1260 S. Hover Rd., Ste C Longmont, CO 80501 (303) 772-7188 New Age Wellness 625 Main St. Longmont, CO 80501 (720) 381-2581 Stone Mountain Wellness 600 Airport Rd., Bldg A, Ste F1 Longmont, CO 80503 (303) NUG-WEED or (303) 803-3062 The Apothecary 1314 Coffman St. Longmont, CO 80501 (720) 210-3986 The Blueberry Twist 725 Main St. Longmont, CO 80501 (303) 651-7842 The Zen Farmacy 323 3rd Ave., Ste 3 Longmont, CO 80501 (303) 774-1ZEN (1936)

Doctors CannaMed USA

Marry Janes 4229 W Eisenhower Blvd., Ste B2 Loveland, CO 80537 MedicalM, LTD (970) 669-5105

Good Earth Meds PO Box 1149 Pagosa Springs, CO 81147 (970) 731-2175

Organic Solutions 356 S. McCulloch Blvd # 106 Pueblo West, CO 81007 (719) 547-5179

Nature’s Medicine 843 North Cleveland Ave. Loveland CO, 80537 (970) 461-2811



Colorado Alternative Health Care 125 Peach Ave., Unit B Palisade, CO 81526 (970) 424-5844

Medical 420 7595 West Hwy 50 Sailda, CO 81201 (719) 214-9515

Smithstonian 123 N. Lincoln Ave. Loveland, CO 80537 (303) 578-0809

LYONS Headquarters Emporium Dispensary 310 Main St. Lyons, CO 80540



MONUMENT Palmer Divide Green Meds (303) 912-2818


AlterMeds 1156 W. Dillon Rd., #3 Louisville, CO 80227 (720) 389-6313

Grateful Meds 110 Snyder Street Nederland CO, 80466 (303) 258-7703

Compassionate Pain Management 1116 W. Dillon Rd., Ste 7 Louisville, CO 80027 (303) 665-5596

NEDICATE, LLC 150 N. Jefferson St., Ste B-3 Nederland, CO 80466 (303) 258-7141


Colorado Patients First 1811 Hover St., Ste H Longmont, CO 80501 (303) 449-1170

Colorado Canna Care 129 S. Cleveland Ave. Loveland, CO 80537 (970) 593-1180

Longmont Cannabis Club 650 2nd Ave, Ste A Longmont, CO 80501 (720) 340-1420

Magic’s Emporium 2432 E. 13th St. Loveland, CO 80537 (970) 397-1901 (970) 667-4325

Marisol Therapeutics Wellness Center 177 Tiffany Dr. Pueblo West, CO 81007 (719) 547-4000 or (800) 584-MARI (6274)


Medicinal Wellness Center 5430 W. 44th Ave. Mountain View, CO 80212 (303) 333-3338



Green Medical Referrals Clinic - Northglenn 10781 Washington St. Northglenn, CO 80233 (303) 495-5000

Nature’s Herbal Relief Center 528 E. Eisenhower Blvd. Loveland, CO 80537 (303) 219-6834

650 2nd Ave, Ste B Longmont, CO 80501 (877) 420-MEDS

High Society Smoke Shop 608 9th Ave. Longmont, CO 80501 (303) 502-7620


NedMeds (303) 258-7981 One Brown Mouse/ Cannabis Healing Arts 35 and 95 E. First St. Nederland, CO 80446 (303) 258-0633 Tea Alchemy 98 Hwy 119 South, Ste 2 (303) 258-3561

PARKER A Kinder Way 10290 S Progress Way, Ste 204 Parker, CO 80134 (303) 325-5187 Colorado Medical, LLC 11257 Tumbleweed Way Parker, CO 80134 (303) 588-0372


Green Point Insurance Group 11479 S. Pine Dr. Parker, CO 80134 (303) 841-8999

PUEBLO Grassland Greenhouse LLC Pueblo, CO 81004 (719) 671-8857 Inthebowl.LLC Pueblo, CO 81007 (330) 703-7500 Medimar Ministry 112 Colorado Ave. Pueblo, CO 81004 (719) 545-0100

Doctors Herbal Health Systems 1014 Eagleridge Blvd., Unit A Pueblo, CO 81008 (720) 279-2379 or (877) 304-HERB

SILVERTHORNE High Country Healing 191 Blue River Pkwy Silverthorne, CO 80497 (970) 468-7858

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS Rocky Mountain Remedies 2750 Downhill Plaza #205 Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 (970) 871-2768

THORNTON Street Glass 8671 Washington St. Thornton, CO 80229 (303) 301-5117

WESTMINSTER Colorado Patient Coalition 9460 Federal Blvd. Westminster, CO 80260 (303) 810-8667 Herbal Remedies 3200 W. 72nd Ave. Westminster, CO 80030 (303) 430-0420 The Nichol’s Factory Westminster, CO (720) 422-5714

WHEAT RIDGE Cannabis Kindness Caregivers 4045 Wadsworth Blvd. #306 Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 (303) 431-4994 Clone Depot 3505 Kipling St. Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 (303) 547-2252

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DISPENSARY LISTING NatuRx 10107 W. 37th Pl. Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 (303) 420-PAIN (7246)

WINDSOR A New Dawn Wellness Clinic 520 ½ Main St. Windsor, CO 80550 (970) 599-6896 In Harmony Wellness 4630 Royal Vista Cir., Ste #12 Windsor, CO 80528 (970) 222-5555


Comfort Care Centers 1750 East Highway 24 Woodland Park, CO 80863 (719) 687-2221

ClearLabs Windsor, CO 80550 (720) 785-4788

Mobile Dispensary LLC Denver, CO 80220 (303) 396-5710

Colorado Cannabis Therapy, LLC Grand Junction, CO 81501 (970) 460-3017

Nature’s Medicine Pagosa Pagosa Springs, CO 81447 (970) 507-0148

Colorado’s Absolute Alternative Denver, CO 80205 (720) 327-8572

Sublime Wellness Center Denver, CO 80203 (720) 382-0890

Dignity Group LLC Denver, CO 80218 (303) 238-4428 Dr. Green Genes Denver, CO 80202 (720) 329-3643


GeNEDics Medical Delivery Service Nederland, CO 80477

A1 Mobile Meds (MMJ) Commerce City, CO 80022 (720) 422-0503

Greenfaith Ministry Nunn, CO 80648 (307) 221-2180

Alternative Health Center Littleton, CO 80165 (720) 227-5816

Herbal Delivery Services Denver, CO 80210 (303) 868-0242

Chronic Express Denver, CO 80224 (303) 656-7300

Mile High Relief Center Denver, CO (303) 886-7030

Denver Mile Hydro 355 S. Harlan St. Lakewood, CO 80226 (303) 935-GROW (4769)

OTD Cycle Sports 7010 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80220 (303) 399-5447

Doobtubes (510) 677-6053 or (303) 955-5190

Plant Medicine Expo HealthCare Provider Conference (303) 991-6196

Dragon Chewer (213) 973-DRGN

RxHydro (304) 69Hydro (304) 694-9376

Victory Gardens Grand Junction, CO 80501 (970) 314-5725

EZ ATM (888)884-4ATM (4286)

Zen Cafe Denver, CO 80203 (720) 306-8339

Full Spectrum Labs (720) 335-LABS


Global Transaction Solutions (800) 728-6597 ext. 1616

8 Rivers Restaurant 1550 Blake St. Denver, CO 80202 (303) 623-3422 Cheeba Chews CQB K-9 (719) 494-0345 Dazys (303) 818-0083

Installation Shoe Gallery 1955 Broadway Ave. Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 440-3820 KushCon II

Safer Colorado Denver, CO 80204 (303) 861-0033 Sensible Colorado P.O. Box 18768 Denver, CO 80218 (720) 890-4247 Tingly Treats Denver, CO 80204 (720) 545-8322

Lindsay’s Boulder Deli 1148 Pearl St. Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 443-9032

List of Advertisers 420 Wellness p 77 A Cut Above p 55 ADG Herbal Medicine p 19 ALCC, LLC p 82 Alive Herbal Medicine p 85 Alpine Herbal Wellness p 21 Altermeds LLC p 29 Alternative Wellness Center p 77 Altitude Organic p 51 AMCH p 87 Annie’s Central City Dispensary p 20 Apothecary of Colorado p 48 Aspen Miracle Medicinals p 21 B Goods p 71 Ballpark Holistic p 70 BC Inc. p 83 BioCare p 23 Blown Glass p 56 Blue Sky Care Connection p 68 Botica Del Sol p 21 Boulder Kush p 14 Broadway Wellness p 9 Bud Med Health Center p 105 BuddingHealth (centerfold) Canna Mart p 31 & 113 Canna Med p 14 Cannacopia p 68 Canna License p 61 Caregivers for Life p 70 Cheeba Chews p 69


City Park Dispensary p 21 Clear Creek Wellness p 24 Colorado Alternative Medicine p 2 Colorado Cannabis Caregivers p 47 Comfort Care Centers p 75 DenCo p 13 Denver Canna Club p 20 & 21 Denver Kush Club p 4 Doctors Orders p 33 Doobtubes p 72 Emerald Pathways p 75 Floobies p 21 Full Spectrum Labs p 103 Ganja Gourmet p 25 Good Meds p 24 Grassroots p 50 Grass Roots Organica p 7 Green Cross p 131 Green Cross Clinic LLC p 130 Green Miracle Medicinals p 20 Green Mountain Care p 5 Green Point Insurance p 115 Greenwerkz p 127 p 48 Hawaiian Herbal Health p 52 Hatch Wellness Center p 27 Herbal Connections LLC p 26 Herbal Options p 24 Herbal Remedies (backcover) Herbal Wellness Inc p 49

Herbs Medicinals p 20 Higher Ground p 18 High Country Medical Solutions p 50 High Society Smoke Shop p 79 Karmaceuticals p 22 Kindness Medical Cannabis Center p 41 KushCon p 63 Kushism p 3 Lakewood Patient Resource Center p 72 Law Offices of Rob Corry p 75 Maryjanes p 93 Medical Herbs of Fountain p 20 Metro Cannabis p 36 Mile High Green Cross p 37 Mile High Medical Gardens p 60 Mile High Mike’s p 91 Mile High Remedies p 20 MMD of Colorado p 47 MMJ America p 11 and insert Natural Advantage MMJ Center p 60 Natural Remedies p 73 Natural Remedies MMJ p 64 Nature’s Kiss p 17 Naturx LLC p 22 Ozee Inc. p 60 Patient’s Choice p 30 Post Modern Health p 93 Pure Medical Dispensary p 10 Rocky Mountain MMJ Dispensary p 53 Rocky Mountain Organic Medicine p 57

Rocky Mountain Ways p 24 Rocky Mountain Wellness Center East p 20 SAFER p 98 Sense of Healing p 89 Sensible Colorado p 115 Smithsonian p 20 Southwest Alternative Care p 61 Stone Mountain Wellness p 20 Sunnyside Alternative p 39 Sweet Leaf p 28 Tender Healing Care p 99 The Dandilion p 129 The Grasshopper Alt. Medicine p 32 The Grasshopper Wellness Center p 101 The Green Earth Wellness p 60 The Health Center p 43 The Hemp Center p 30 The Herbal Cure p 128 The Kind Room p 42 The Releaf Center p 38 Timberline Herbal Clinic & Wellness Center p 65 Today’s Health Care p 15 Top Buds p 20 Urban Dispensary p 84 VBM p 14 Westside Wellness p 84



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Kush Colorado October 2010  

Colorado's premiere cannabis lifestyle magazine