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Senior Director of the Enforcement Group within the Colorado Department of Revenue is determined to create proper business and safety practices throughout the medical marijuana industry.

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iRC Section 280E prevents dispensaries from deducting legitimate business expenses since marijuana is still classified as a controlled substance. Read this information to get the most out of your medical marijuana business deductions.

114 KushCon

Sure to be the largest cannabis lifestyle convention ever, KushCon will be at the Denver Convention Center December 17-19. The not to be missed event of the year.

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year ago, Kush Colorado known now as Kush Magazine, Colorado’s premier cannabis lifestyle magazine, hit the streets of Colorado. In this year we have become heavily ingrained in the medical cannabis community, advertising for hundreds of dispensaries, medical doctors, edible companies and other businesses related to the medical marijuana industry. We feel privileged to have become a familiar presence in Colorado and to have met so many wonderful and passionate people who have been instrumental in making Colorado the first state in the nation to have a Constitutional amendment allowing for the sale and growing of medical marijuana for profit in their state. While most of us agree there are still many hurdles to overcome, especially following the November election where many cities decided to “opt out” of allowing medical marijuana centers in their community, Colorado is developing into one of the most cohesive networks of business professionals comprised of medical marijuana center owners, growers, medical doctors and edible companies as well as attorneys, congressmen, state employees and officers, and advocates all working to assure that Colorado’s medical marijuana patients are afforded their medication. Kush Magazine and have been involved the entire time and has attempted to provide business owners and readers the latest information available

So as a thank you to the medical marijuana community we are throwing a three day Merry Kushmas Party, better known as KushCon II... by far the largest cannabis lifestyle convention ever put on anywhere in the world... regarding the medical marijuana industry. We have also encouraged our advertisers to be competitive and offer the best medicine for the best prices to all of the patients who have become avid readers of our magazine. So as a thank you to the medical marijuana community we are throwing a three day Merry Kushmas Party, better known as KushCon II. This event, which will be December 17-19 at the Colorado Convention Center, and is by far the largest cannabis lifestyle convention ever put on anywhere in the world, is sure to be the greatest celebration of how far the movement has come in Colorado as well as nationwide. The entertainment which includes, Mickey Avalon, Asher Roth, The Flobots, The Dirty Heads, Aaron Lewis of Staind, Mix Master Mike, War and Santana lead singer Gregg Rolie, promises to be an incredible event. There will be no medication on the premises, so all ages are welcome (see pp 114-115 for more details). In an effort to keep disseminating valuable cannabis related information to patients and medical cannabis business owners, there will be breakout rooms featuring speakers from legal, political and the overall medical cannabis industry that will share their knowledge and experiences. With hundreds of vendors and dozens of non profits all dedicated to medical marijuana and patients rights, this event will be nothing short of awesome. As we enter the holiday season, Kush Magazine and wishes each and every one of our readers, advertisers and advocates in the community a heartfelt Happy Holiday and a peaceful and prosperous New Year. Each of you can, and do make a difference and as we continue on our journey to promote medical marijuana as a right rather than a fight for all involved, we are particularly thankful to have been able to be part of the great advances to individual rights that have been afforded to the citizens of Colorado. Kush Editorial Board,




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Kush Times By Noelle Leavitt

DECEMBER 2010 Cities and counties that voted to prohibit and/or ban dispensaries:

Colorado Voters Overwhelmingly Ban MMJ


he incredible cannabis boom in Colorado wasn’t necessarily embraced by voters last month, with a large chunk of the state banning dispensaries in their jurisdictions. Voters in 42 municipalities across the state were asked if they wanted dispensaries to operate in their areas. Only eight regions voted in favor of dispensaries, while the remaining 34 regions voted against them, according to information compiled by the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), a Washington D.C.-based non-profit that tracks marijuana policy in the U.S. The results add a whole new level of regulation to the cannabis playing field in Colorado. That means the decision no longer belongs to state legislators, but rather voters and government officials in cities and counties throughout the state. “The whole game is changing a lot,” said Eric Hatch, owner of Hatch Wellness Center based in Highlands Ranch, which is located in Douglas County where voters banned MMJ dispensaries on Nov. 2. Douglas County asked voters if dispensaries should be banned from operating in unincorporated parts of the county, with a total of 43,808 voters saying yes and 28,013 voting no. That’s with over 95 of the precincts counting. Currently, four dispensaries, including Hatch Wellness Center, exist in Douglas County. Hatch believes his operation will be grandfathered into the new county law. Yet Douglas County

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officials are still ironing out the details of what the ban means for Hatch and the other dispensary owners. “Now we’re evaluating to see what the voter decision exactly means. We are in an evaluation period right now,” said Wendy Holmes, the director of public affairs for Douglas County. “There are existing businesses in the county. Now that we have the voter’s decisions, we’re trying to figure out what happens next.” Douglas County’s attorney general is currently reviewing the law and hopes to clarify what’s next for those businesses by year’s end, Holmes said. The city of Aurora is going through a similar process, trying to implement the recently approved ban. A total of 42,850 residents voted to ban dispensaries in Aurora, while 40,013 voted in favor of them. “There’s an ordinance before council’s review that will put the prohibition into effect,” said Aurora spokeswoman Kim Stuart. Unlike other cities and counties across the state, Aurora doesn’t have any dispensaries in city limits. The local government opted not to issue such business licenses leading up to the 2010 general election. The city decided the voters should decide what happens. The Colorado General Assembly made it possible for cities and counties to put the question of banning dispensaries up to the voters in newly adopted medical marijuana law passed by legislatures last spring. “They put it to the vote of the people, and

Conejos County Custer County Douglas County Garfield County Mesa County Moffat County Montrose County Otero County Washington County Akron Antonito Aurora Bloomfield Castle Pines North DeBeque Dinosaur Elizabeth Federal Heights Fountain

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I’m proud of them for doing that,” Hatch said, noting that he’s glad that voters in suburban areas such as Douglas County, decided to prohibit dispensaries. Hatch doesn’t want Highlands Ranch to have the same influx of MMJ storefronts as Denver. He said it degrades the city. “The people of Highlands Ranch saw what happened to other cities,” Hatch said. The Marijuana Policy Project said in a report to Sensible Colorado, a non-profit that supports the medical marijuana community, that, “it is important to note that there are many other cities across the state, from Denver to Boulder to Colorado Springs, that already allow dispensaries. These votes were taken in cities where elected officials are interested in enacting bans on dispensaries, as state law requires that this issue be put to a vote of the people. In addition, these results do not change the current status of medical marijuana in Colorado.”




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‘TIS THE SEASON FOR SLIPPERY FALLS, SNOWBOARDING SPILLS AND LIFTING HEAVY BOXES. INJURY IS DECEPTIVE since often we don’t realize that perhaps we overdid it in the new post -thanksgiving workout. Sometimes a muscular injury can linger as a dull ache or pain when actually tissue, tendons or nerves may actually be damaged. As disciplined or motivating “pushing through the pain” may seem, often we do more damage than good by aggravating an injury. Sports injury, perhaps the most common form of injury, includes: medial & lateral epicondylitis, frozen shoulder, plantar fascitis, acute olecranon bursitis, acromioclavicular joint separation, rotator cuff tendonitis, osteoarthritis of all joints, meniscal tears, bicepital tenosynovitis, lumbar disc herniations, anterior & posterior cruciate ligament tears, patellofemoral syndrome, Osgood Schlatters syndrome, and more. Pro sports teams and clubs often have acupuncturists on staff to decrease healing time and treat lingering injuries. Acupuncture has been used for centuries to treat acute injuries and was and still is used commonly in martial arts to speed up healing. Repetative physical activity is one of the easiest ways to injury yourself; that’s why so many exercise programs emphasize muscle confusion and of course, the importance of stretching. But if you do go overboard and find your tennis elbow has turned into no-moretennis elbow, acupuncture may be an excellent way to aid the healing process and get you back to serving up aces. Acupuncture plays the role of inducer in the healing process and the effect are accomplished because acupuncture decreases inflation and swelling, relaxes the muscles and improves blood circulation. Some athletes with sprains have even reported a 3-day healing time as opposed to 1-2 weeks that the healing process takes with the absence of acupuncture. Chronic injuries can be effectively treated with acupuncture as well. If that knee you “messed up” playing high school football still bothers you when it rains and “goes out” every once in a while, your injury may never have properly healed. Chronic injuries are a deficient condition, meaning that the affected area is losing strength and stability. What acupuncture does is treat the surrounding muscles and areas near the injury to increase stimulation while simultaneously reducing pain. Chronic injuries often take longer to treat (8-10 sessions is generally the consensus on when you will start to see improvement in a lingering injury area.) but if it’s a coin-toss between lifelong pain and discomfort, 8-10 sessions and regular follow-ups don’t sound so bad. As with every injury, it is always a good idea to get an MRI or x-ray to know exactly where the damage is. Many acupuncturists and chiropractors provide these services but you may need to see your doctor. In any case, the not knowing can cause more harm in the long run so it’s better to be err on the side of caution when it comes to your body. It is after all, the only one we’ve got!







concerning issue highlighting the immediate need for patient privacy protections emerged in Colorado in recent months. Although the specific concern arose in the narrow context of a medical marijuana patient’s right to possess a patient card under the Colorado Constitution and a firearm under the United States Constitution, the issue is significant and could be a “canary in the coal mine” for those concerned with the privacy implications of the emerging medical marijuana industry. The following is a quote taken directly from a letter received by a patient from a sheriff’s office in the Denver metropolitan area (the name of the patient and the county where the letter originated has been intentionally withheld): “This [sheriff’s department] has been notified by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation that you are now prohibited from firearm possession due to the following: Per Federal Law, as long as you are in possession of a medical marijuana permit/card/certificate, you are considered an unlawful user of a controlled substance and therefore prohibited from possessing or purchasing firearms. This Federal prohibition is valid for one year from the issue date of the permit/ card/certificate and will continue to be in effect for one year intervals as long as you continue to be in possession of a medical marijuana permit/card/certificate.” (italics and underline added for emphasis) Translation: The federal government infers that every card holding medical marijuana patient in Colorado is an “unlawful user” of a controlled substance and all card holding patients are therefore prohibited from possessing firearms under federal law. Currently, people directly involved with medical marijuana generally understand that the possession of any amount of medical marijuana is illegal under federal law. However, many of those same people have probably not anticipated that in the eyes of the federal government, the merely possession of a patient card evidences “unlawful use” of a controlled substance. It is likely that even fewer people anticipated that the possession of a patient card has the potential to “lawfully” deny more than 2% of all Colorado citizens the right under the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution to possess a firearm. To be fair, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (the state agency charged with doing the background checks for most firearm purchases) does not appear to be actively seeking a list of patients in order to deny Second Amendment rights, but the letter quoted above makes it clear that the agency can and will use public records involving patient status (i.e. information obtained from courts or


district attorney’s offices involving patients or caregivers) for any lawful purpose, including incorporating such information into the background checks required to purchase a firearm in most situations and for the issuance of a concealed weapons permit. Unfortunately, this scenario is just another example of systematic discrimination against patients whose status as a patient has fallen into the hands of parties not contemplated by Amendment 20 to the Colorado Constitution. Other examples have included (but are certainly not limited to) termination from employment, eviction from subsidized housing and separation of patients from their children. The bottom line is that the identity of every one of Colorado’s medical marijuana patients must be protected to the maximum extent possible. Current regulatory proposals by the Colorado Department of Revenue directly address the collection and use of patient information, including the video recording of each retail transaction at licensed Medical Marijuana Centers. While the necessity of such practices may be legitimate and could have a net positive effect on the public’s confidence in the industry over the long term, the industry

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT INFERS THAT EVERY CARD HOLDING MEDICAL MARIJUANA PATIENT IN COLORADO IS AN “UNLAWFUL USER” OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE must demand that either the strongest possible regulations be put into place to prevent the misuse of patient information or that the law be changed in the next legislative session to safeguard patient’s privacy rights. ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Fertile Ground is a monthly column published in KUSH Magazine 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.







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gathering smoke in the chamber and inhaling. What really sets apart Sheldon Black from the competition is the quality and innovation in which they approach diffusion. The 6-arm removable down stem, which also features the Sheldon Black logo, is a truly impeccable demonstration of glasswork being totally symmetrical and sturdy with perfect slits for filtration. To top off the bubbler, a large solid matching bowl is included. Besides being blown to absolute precision and including the Sheldon Black cursive logo, each piece of glass features the SB engraving which not only looks awesome but also serves as an anti-counterfeiting measure, a major factor in the design of each piece and the development of Sheldon Black as a company. Subtle touches such as these are the pride of Sheldon Black and have propelled them to elite status in the world of glass products. The time and effort the company takes making each piece of glass is instantly apparent when looking at or using the bubbler. As far as performance goes, the Sheldon Black results in one of the best all around tokes you can get out of any piece. The rate it clears is perfect and the hit is incredibly smooth. You get good size snaps on it and it is an excellent choice for a smoking device in almost any situation and travels well too.

Overall the Sheldon Black Bubbler is one of the finest pieces available and is highly recommended if you want to smoke the best and are willing to spend the cash to do so. Sheldon Black is quickly becoming the company leading the glass industry in making the highest quality products. Beyond the Single Chamber Bubbler which is perhaps their most simple product, SB has now ventured into creating all sorts of models based on different diffusion innovations and has also developed new lines featuring more artistic glass designs. Look ahead for big things to come from Sheldon Black.

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Avalanche Hockey is off to another great start! With the first two month’s calendar showing more road games than home games, the team is in 2nd place in the Western Conference at 12-9-1(at the time of writing this article). It was a great comeback win early this season in Detroit, coming down from two goals, and really showing the determination of this young team. Would coming to fisticuffs immediately after the initial drop of the puck send a message to the league not to mess with the Avalanche? Well that’s exactly what went down between Avalanche forward Chris Stewart and New York Islander Zenon Konopka October 16th. This bad blood may trace back to last year when Konopka was on the Tampa Bay Lightning. Konopka is known for his fighting, leading the league with thirty three fights last year. Was this an undermining attempt to get our top scorer Stewart penalized, or knocked out of the game? Thankfully along with great skating and puck movement, Stewart also knows how to defend himself, and throw a punch. The Avalanche really need to work on their defense in front of the net. With only four teams taking more shots against them on goal, it’s only a matter of time before the laws of averages catch up with our boys. Rookie goalkeeper Craig Anderson is holding his own right down the middle of the road with four wins and four losses, while Peter Budaj has maintained his share

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of the net duties with an 8-5-1 record. This percentage of wins/losses will only last so long before we get swallowed up by the rest of the division, and/or league. This young Avalanche team still has a lot to prove, to themselves and the rest of the Western Conference. Although just behind the newly improved Canucks team in the Northwest Division, at

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25 points, it might not cut it this season, given that this division has the lowest point production of the entire NHL. On the upside, the Avalanche’s away record stands at 6-5-1, which is optimistic considering after the home opener we had to head out immediately for a tough five game road trip. It seemed to do the team well, and was a great opportunity for the veterans to gel with some of the new faces on the roster. With the formalities of the new season already underway, the month of December promises to keep Avalanche fans rocking. There are 16 home games here at the Pepsi Center between December 13th and the end of January, so make sure to plan your hockey nights ahead of time. 35













By: Alex Brain

Question:I know what kind of pot I like but what about hash? - Alec & Harris - Boulder County, CO

Buckie: Aside from using different cannabis strains, an array of techniques can be used to procure many different hash products. First, lets look at a breakdown of readily available hash types: Bubble Hash: Using a system of bags attached to different size screens, a bucket, good old fashion H20 and a little elbow grease, one can produce a hash product referred to as “Bubble Hash”. The bubble technique may produce hash of varying potency resulting from the different sized screens. However, even though the resulting substance varies , FSL tests demonstrate similar potency despite differences in appearance. A benefit of using water to facilitate cannabinoid extraction is that all steps can be considered “organic” if using organically grown cannabis. The only downside of the bubble technique is low potency numbers compared to solvent or gas extraction techniques. An MMJ patient can expect most bubble hash to have a more concentrated potency than buds alone. Hash Oil (butane extraction): This technique for producing hash is the target of debate in the Colorado cannabis community. Typically, hash oil is created through a cannabis extraction process that involves a solvent or gas. Butane extracted hash oil is the most common variant available to Colorado MMJ patients due to its effectiveness in creating a very potent product, despite the potential for danger when working with or consuming butane extracts. This safety concern stems from the idea that butane is a volatile gas and there is butane residue present in most butane hash oil. One contributor to the quality of butane extracts is the level of refinement during manufacturing of the butane gas. Without lab testing, it is difficult to know the levels of butane residue left in each batch of butane extracted hash oil. Without proper research, it is impossible to say for sure what health concerns come with butane hash oil. As it stands now, the only way to determine the toxin residue level in butane extracted hash oil is to lab test each batch of for toxic residue. If we understand what we are working with, we can begin to understand what safety concerns are present.


Hash Oil (C02 extraction): Using carbon dioxide to extract cannabinoids from a cannabis plant may be the solution to solvent residue in cannabis extracts. While we work to understand the butane issue, C02 is already known to be a cleaner alternative that can provide high potency numbers like butane extraction. You may be asking yourself (or me!): why butane if C02 may be safer? The answer: It is expensive and difficult. The equipment needed to make C02 extracted hash oil comes with a big price tag. In the end, many hash makers use butane because time is money, and when you’re out of money from purchasing a C02 setup - you’re up cold creek!

Question: Are the top buds the most potent and if so how much does the potency change on one plant? -Carl Kirby of Denver, CO

Buckie: FSL sampled four genetic variations of cannabis, totaling 120 plants from two separate harvests. We took samples from the top, middle, and bottom of the plant, accounting for what would be considered appropriate care center quality. We collected over 700 samples from 120 plants and found that the buds from the top of the cannabis plant have the potential for the highest potency, but are not always the most potent. Here is the breakdown of our results: Buds from the top: 22.5%-13.5% THC potency Buds from the middle: 20.4%-13.6% THC potency Buds from the lower portion: 17.3%-12.7% THC potency This means the top had an average of 18% THC, mid-plant averaged 17% THC, and the lower portion averaged 15%. To get statistical, this gave the whole sample an average deviation of around 3.5%. These results were from properly cultivated and cured crops. Cannabis grown under less ideal conditions may have an average deviation of up to 8%, meaning the buds may vary up to 8% between plant sectors. We also noticed that buds observed to be more dense were more likely to have a larger variance in potency than buds observed to be more fluffy (less dense).






New York is known for a lot - pizza, crowded streets, taxis, the subway, art, clubs and bars open until 4am, live music, Broadway, and a million other things. But it seems that over the years, kush isn’t typically included on that list. California to the west, Canada to the north, and even Mexico to the south seem to take all of the credit for good medical marijuana strains. Well a little Diesel strain that could, has come chugging along from NYC, trying to bend some of these common stereotypes. NYC Diesel is a fine hybrid strain of medical marijuana, commonly grown from seeds originating in the Big Apple. Like early settlers, these seeds have naturally made their way out west. Many of the most common NY Diesel seeds originate from a cannabis seed bank called Soma Seeds. The hybrid is a cross of Mexican Sativa & Afghani (indica), with some variations being closely related to the Sour Diesel strain. The indica/sativa balance is somewhere right around 50/50, but can go 60/40 either way depending exactly where you get it. THC levels are certainly a bit higher than average, registering at a percentage somewhere in the high teens. Strong, but definitely a good, manageable kind of strong. In terms of physical characteristics, NY Diesel has a wonderful amount of orange and red hairs scattered over a light green landscape bedazzled in shiny white trichomes, oozing with THC. It’s pretty dense and can often be real sticky, but at its best is soft and light as a pillow, smoking with a consistent smoothness. The taste is often compared to that of sweet, ripe grapes with hints of citrus. The smell weighs more heavily on the citrus side, sending you into a world of grapefruit and sugar coated lemons. It’s pretty easy to see that this is going to be a good experience just from the appearance and smell alone... it satisfies all of the necessary senses quite nicely. The buzz is just about perfect, somewhere in the middle of passing out on the couch with two pounds of munchies and finding the inspiration to clean the house, make an ambitious to-do list, and wash the car. With a typical amount of ingested THC, it should last around 90-120 minutes. It’s a really good daytime buzz, with a cerebral quality fit for solving problems and being productive at a relaxed, manageable pace. Also works pretty well for being social, rather than one of those kush strains that makes you want to shut off your phone, curl up with a movie, and just enjoy your own company. This can easily lead to one of those highly talkative and insightful highs where you wish you’d taken notes on all your great ideas the next day. Strong bouts of giggle fits are also not uncommon. In New York, it’s not quite as easy to obtain a gram or eighth of weed as it is in states where medical marijuana is legal. When I visited the city a few months ago, my friend told me about his selection and process to obtain. While many names were the same as what I can find at my dispensary, he was paying more than double my price and delivery was the most common method of getting it. His plights made me 110% more grateful of being in one of the pot-friendly states. In Colorado, an eighth of NYC Diesel should not run much more that $50-$60, and seeds are relatively easy to find. If taking the ambitious and botanical growing route, you’re probably making a good call. Yield is said to be particularly high, with a flowering period around 9-10 weeks. Rightfully so, NYC Diesel is no stranger to awards. It has long been a favorite amongst avid smokers in Amsterdam, and the Soma seeds have placed in the Cannabis Cup 3 times (2001, 2003, 2004). I suggest you get a little taste of New York in your diet, and considering the hassle and cost of travel these days, why not just dabble in NY Diesel kush? Be sure to pick this up and sample where it’s available. Chances are you’ll be going back for more.

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By Charlotte Cruz


eople volunteer for a number of reasons, among them being: Achievement-- You feel like you did something good from beginning to end. You didn’t just think about it, you did it. Sense of Belonging --You found a way to be with like-minded people and serve together for the greater good. Social and Community Change—You do want to be the change in the world and you have taken a step toward making this world a little bit better. Maybe you don’t know why you volunteer or why you should, but the fact is, it can only be and do good and that’s what the season of giving is all about, not iPads or video games. Every nonprofit relies heavily on volunteerism to stay up and running. Since most people start feeling that this is the time of year to get out there and do some good, this may be the one time of year where your help is needed in a more non-traditional way than working in a soup kitchen or donating to toys for tots. Some volunteers at the holidays actually find themselves bored with little to do since so many people extend themselves to the needy, so this year, try to do some research on local organizations that can use your time wisely. Senior Centers are a great place to give some time and attention to the elderly. Many people in nursing homes


Give a little, get a lot!

or elderly care facilities are without family nearby and a friendly face can brighten the day of someone who may find themselves lonely this season. The holidays are a time for togetherness and not everyone has the luxury or means to be near their loved ones. Children and adults alike in literacy programs all over the nation need support. If you are bilingual, volunteering at an ESL nonprofit can make a tremendous difference in the life of someone trying to learn English. Even if you are not bilingual, children who are having a hard time reading benefit tremendously from one-on-one tutoring. Or check with your local library to find out about holiday programs that you can become involved in. Reading Twas the Night Before Christmas to a group of smiling Kindergartners is an amazing way to spend an afternoon. Check with your local food bank to find out when you can lend a hand.

Food banks help provide not just holiday meals, but food year round for the hungry and the operations are always looking for people to help pack and repack food.

The food bank is a place where you know that what you are doing is really helping someone and their family and hopefully you will find your time there so rewarding that you continue service after the holidays are over. No matter what you do to give back this year, no mater how small your donation or scarce your free time is, it is the season to be grateful for what you have and do something selfless for someone less fortunate. Happy holidays to you and your family. May the new year bring you health and happiness.



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This Holiday, harm reduction is in. It’s a school of psychology and sociology that assumes rational adults are going to sometimes engage in risky, unhealthy behavior. Harm Reductionists believe teaching people to reduce the harm of their behavior is as valid an approach if not a more valid approach that simply banning and criminalizing certain behaviors. With more than 300,000 qualified medical cannabis patients in California alone, and Arizona becoming the 15th medical marijuana state, there’s a huge demand for safer, more sustainable ways of medicinal cannabis delivery, and the market is meeting that demand head on. Fold A Bowl Pipe

RAW Rolling Papers Organic, vegan, and sustainable has come to rolling papers. Normal rolling papers can contain unneeded chemicals and flavors. Sodium, potassium and magnesium are used as accelerants and papers are often bleached white. The Raw brand of rolling papers came out of Spain to awe the market this year with an additive and bleach-free rolling paper that’s thin, and translucent, holds fast with a natural hemp-based gum, and burns clean with no taste. The Raw King Size comes with forty, 1 1/4-inch wide, unbleached hemp fiber papers packaged so artfully, they don’t even have a crease, the culmination of twelve years of research, RAW says. $2.50

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Tightvac Container Keeping cannabis in plastic bags is actually a no-no. THC is an acid, which means it breaks down soft plastic like sandwich bags, causing leaching of petrochemicals into the plant matter. Best stick to glass containers, Pyrex jars, or the popular Tightvac line of vacuum sealed, super-hard plastic containers. , Tightvac jars have a button on the top of them and you need to squeeze the release button to pull the top off. Fill up the Tightvac, and when the top is pushed back down, the jar sucks out air, creating a vacuum seal that’s smell-proof, air tight and highly water resistant. Tightvac containers come in a range of colors and sizes – from tiny, pocket containers, all the way up to bread loaf-sized. Based out of Venice, CA. Tightvac Minivac TV-1 (.12 liter; 2 7/8-inches tall)\ $8.25

There’s nothing safe or sane about flying with medical marijuana and supplies. Fold-A-Bowl makes the practice a little safer with its line of disposable, foldable stainless steel pipes. Each Fold-A-Bowl is the size of a credit card, and comes with a tiny instruction sheet, explaining how to fold the stamped, medicalgrade steel into a palm-sized smoking utensil. No need to buy cheap paraphernalia in shady parts of a strange town. And no regrets about tossing a low-cost Fold-A-Bowl before a return flight home. $4.95 for Four

Hempwicks It’s always surprising to see hard-core foodies, environmentalists or health nuts using a standard butane lighter to do anything, let alone ignite plant matter going directly into the lungs. Lighters run on butane, and contain sulfur and flint, which are highly poisonous if inhaled. Long-term butane exposure causes internal organ and nervous system problems. Made from hemp and bees wax, the Hempwick has emerged as a substitute. A six inch-long piece of thin twine, you light the Hempwick and then use the strong, cleanburning wick flame to combust medicinals. Made from Sacramento company Ital, they’re waterproof and work well even in the wind. $1.25 per pack

Grinders have emerged as the most effective way to create more surface area out of buds, mandatory for vaporizing, and quite effective for rolling or packing in a pipe. But not all grinders are created equal. Shoddily made, imported metal grinders can grind away at themselves, creating tiny metallic shavings in herb, and that’s not very medicinal. Space Case makes a top of the shelf, two-piece grinder, precision machined from high-quality aerospace aluminum, with super sharp cutting edges that will not dull. The large 3 1/4inch wide grinder goes for $49.61 67







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Gregory, a medical marijuana patient has felt his fair share of pain. After several car accidents — one in 1979 in which his vehicle was crushed by three other cars — Gregory was left with severe chronic back pain. The 58-year-old medical marijuana patient, who requested anonymity because of the negative social stigma still associated with marijuana, found himself in “excruciating” pain with few options for relief. With the help of a recently launched, patient focused advocacy group based in Denver, Gregory was able to significantly reduce the cost of his medical marijuana and start to live again -- but not before traveling to hell and back. Gregory’s back would lock up on him due to sciatic nerve pain that traveled from his back down the back of his leg. Doctors ran test after test, including one that involved injections around his spine. “I wasn’t getting any relief for the pain, and we weren’t getting any closer to what was wrong,” recalls Gregory. Doctors tried three dangerous surgeries to repair his back, without success. In fact, Gregory was left in worse pain after these medical procedures. The answer, according to doctors, was to pump Gregory full of addictive pain relief medication. He found himself hooked on a laundry list of medications —including Percocet, Oxycontin, morphine, methadone and fentanyl, just to name a few. Gregory eventually stopped eating. He found himself going through withdrawals for months at a time in order to purge the effects of these prescribed toxins. Over the course of several months, Gregory dropped from 174 pounds to a mere 139 pounds. There were days when all he consumed was coffee and bread. “Days would go by and I’d forget that I hadn’t eaten,” said Gregory. He heard that marijuana might help him to regain his appetite. All Gregory wanted was to be able to sit down to a meal and put food in his mouth without having to run to the bathroom to vomit. He began exploring the possibilities that cannabis could be used to alleviate his pain as well as his lack of appetite. What Gregory learned, he says, was no short of a “miracle.” Cannabis helped him not only to eat again, but also to enjoy life again. “I




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immediately noticed the difference,” he said. “I was eating again, and I was feeling better.” With the passing of Colorado’s Amendment 20, Gregory could finally gain access to medical cannabis without skirting the law. Gregory went to his doctor and requested a medical marijuana evaluation. His physician was well versed in the values of medical cannabis, and he provided Gregory the recommendation he needed. However, he had an entirely other problem to deal with — money. Living on a fixed income due to his disability, Gregory had little resources to afford the cost of his medical cannabis. At the same time Gregory was struggling to choose between his groceries, rent and medicine, a new organization was forming to address issues patients such as Gregory were faced with. That’s when he had learned about the Medical Marijuana Assistance Program of the Rockies (MMAPR) at a convention held in Aspen this past Spring. There he learned he was eligible for discounted medical marijuana rates through MMAPR’s Traditional Medicine Preferred Provider Organization (TM-PPO). Through this program, Gregory had qualified for a discount of 40 percent off his medicine and future doctor visits. With the help of MMAPR, Gregory wasn’t left to choose between his medicine, rent, and food, and he is currently able to save a few dollars each month for unexpected emergencies. Vincent Palazzotto, MMAPR’s Executive Director, says helping patients like Gregory is the focus of his foundation’s mission. “That’s why we’re here,” he says. “All patients, regardless of economic status, should have access to affordable traditional based medicine and treatments throughout our country. If we’re not in it for the patients, then we shouldn’t be here at all. “ Gregory is thankful for MMAPR’s support. He is happy to report that his weight has rebounded, and he is living a life focused on wellness and healing, rather than one of constant pain and suffering. “Without MMAPR I wouldn’t be able to afford my medication. At this stage, it’s such a great help!” For more information, please visit or call 303-386-4001.



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The NO2 Vaporizer by Vapir, Inc. is the new face of vaporizing. The typical issues associated with vaporizers—the bulkiness, lack of portability, and size of the large vaporizers of old that needed to be plugged into a wall—are no more. Portability is the new word in the vaporizing industry, and the NO2 is leading the way. As Frank Bartscheck, Vice President of Vapir, Inc. says, what people want most is “portability and ease.” And this new vaporizer is all about portability and ease. The inception of the idea for this vaporizer lies in the desire to rid the vaporizer of the aforementioned stigmas that have plagued its popularity. Even modern, more portable vaporizers still encounters some of these problems: they are often confusing to use and, even though they do not have to be tethered to a wall, their battery lives are rather lackluster. The NO2 fixes all of these issues: you simply push the power button, set the temperature with the digital scale, load the herb of your choice, and start to vaporize. The device will even remember your favorite temperature setting. Another aspect of the NO2 that really sets it apart from the crowd is its rechargeable battery. You can charge the battery while using the device, and even “charge the battery on the go without draining the battery with the cigarette/ lighter adapter in your car, RV boat, etc.” The company also sells additional replacement batteries, ensuring that your device is never without power. The NO2 makes the previous drawbacks of the vaporizer non-existent, allowing the positive health effects of vaporizing instead of smoking to be more accessible than ever. As Bartscheck points out, while using a vaporizer “you are minimizing the intake of carbon monoxide and tars which are the negative side effects typically associated with smoking.” For this simple reason alone, vaporizing is a significantly safer way to receive the effects of marijuana without the inhalation of dangerous carcinogens. Vaporizers have also been shown to extract THC more effectively from the plant than by lighting it on fire. Bartscheck also points out that because the NO2 does not use a butane heating element to heat the herb of your choice, the natural flavor of the herb is preserved, allowing you to “enjoy the actual flavor” of the herb. At $179, the NO2 vaporizer is a serious advancement in the modern, digital vaporizing age. The NO2 is portable, affordable, compact, and provides the safest way to enjoy your medical marijuana or other herb of choice.





WITH SO MUCH GOING ON IN DECEMBER, KUSH would like to remind you how far we’ve come in our battle to legalize Marijuana. With 73+ years between its inception and today’s liberal standard (in comparison) we take a look back at the very significant Marihuana Tax Act of 1937. This December power play had deep implications then, and they are still rippling into the news of the day. IT WAS DECEMBER OF 1937, and not much different from today’s standard practices, there were political parties in favor of one issue over another, inherently propelled by some other issue within some other industry, that happened to have their hand (or tentacle) in the reach of a convincing politician. Case in point, the DuPont family and their desire to curb the booming Hemp Industry. With hemp being used as a cheaper substitute for paper pulp, Randolph Hearst felt it a threat to his extensive timber holdings, while Secretary of the Treasury Andrew Mellon was protecting his huge personal investment into DuPont stock, and its latest product “nylon”. With Hemp out-performing these common and innovative products, big business turned its cheek on rational thinking, and proposed the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937, essentially enforcing certain provisions on the use or possession of Marijuana or Hemp, forcing the need for a “tax stamp” to grow, or distribute Marijuana. Although the tax was only equal to $1 for anyone dealing commercially in Cannabis, Hemp, or Marijuana, the Act did not criminalize the possession or usage of Cannabis, Hemp or Marijuana, (while the provisions were enforced for those handling the products.) Violations of these procedures had penalties up to $2000, and five years imprisonment. That was a lot back then, and it was all the control the government needed, at least for a few decades...


IN 1969, LEARY VS. UNITED STATES PROVED part of the Act to be unconstitutional as a violation of the Fifth Amendment, since a person seeking a tax stamp would have to incriminate him or herself in doing so. In response the Congress passed the Controlled Substance Act in 1970. Leave it to big government to merely re-write a flawed law, putting the clamp down even tighter in the revision. This has historically proven to be “The American Way” - Love it or leave it!

With Hemp out-performing these common and innovative products, big business turned its cheek on rational thinking, and proposed the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 SO AS YOU ENJOY YOUR EGGNOG and holiday festivities, let’s keep the focus on the future, and hope that we as a people are learning from the past, and can make future laws based on fact and rational, not that of political arm-twisting or back-scratching.




Q: Rob, I am a legal grower of medical marijuana who was just victimized by burglars who stole my medicine. Should I call the cops about my crops? ~ B.J., DENVER

A: B.J., I HAVE HAd MAnY ClIEnts in this position, and let me say this is one of the most difficult decisions that a grower can face in this uncertain environment surrounding medical marijuana, and compounding the difficulty is the fact that the decision should be made as soon as possible after discovering the crime against you. First and foremost, the answer is dependent on the individual circumstances of your situation. If you were growing in violation of the law and that violation can be proved if police investigate, then unless there is bodily injury or other more serious crime for which you need police protection immediately, it might not be a good idea to make a bad situation worse by adding criminal charges on yourself on top of the theft you just suffered. But let’s say there is no doubt, in your mind, you are operating legally. i.e., are growing only medically-necessary amounts of medicine, there is no evidence of any non-medical use or distribution, you were not endangering any other person, and you have appropriate paperwork to justify the amounts you possessed. (Assuming the criminals did not steal your patient medical paperwork as well. Hopefully you kept backup copies somewhere safe.) In that event, it is still a difficult decision. Empirical experience does not help us. Some burglary victims report the case, police follow up promptly, catch the perpetrator, and it is a success all around. Some lessfortunate victims report the case, then deal with two hours of interrogation from police, then even potential criminal charges themselves, while the burglar gets away. Medical Marijuana is, of course, legal in Colorado and protected as a constitutional right. But not all police officers equally respect all parts of the State Constitution.

Police officers are human beings and are no better, or no worse, than the rest of us. They have personal biases and attitudes, and sometimes these biases and attitudes seep through into their professional activities and prioritization decisions. Many police have been trained in “Reefer Madness” dogma, while some can transcend this antiquated thinking after spending years on the beat and realizing marijuana is nothing to fear. Medical Marijuana is still regarded as a “fringe” business even here in Compassionate Colorado. In a perfect world, theft of Medical Marijuana would be no different than theft of dangerous narcotic prescription drugs like Oxycontin; you report the theft, show the officer your prescription, the case is investigated. But this is not a perfect world. Marijuana, even the medical variety, is still illegal in a majority of states, and the federal government still acts as though it has the power to prohibit it, even though the President of the United States says otherwise. In practical terms, Medical Marijuana patients and caregivers are still frequently treated as second-class citizens. We very often do not get the same protection from authorities that other citizens receive. Many government officials have reversed the presumption of innocence as to Medical Marijuana. If you have marijuana, you are “guilty” until you can prove otherwise. As evidence that patients and caregivers do not get the same police protection as the rest of the world, some advocates cite the case of Ken Gorman, a marijuana activist murdered in his Denver home where he served as a caregiver. Although police are not required to share the progress of a pending investigation, the trail in this case must now be as cold as the February 2007 night the murder happened. If you do make the decision to report the crime, it is probably best to do so as quickly as possible. If you have no suspects, solving any burglary case is difficult for police. They would rather follow hot leads than a cold trail. If you do have suspects, your temptation would be to “solve” the case yourself without police involvement. That can be dangerous. If you do have suspects and you know where they might have taken your medicine, that would suggest even greater reason for police involvement. And if you make the decision to not report the crime, it is best to stick with that decision rather than change your mind days later. There is no legal requirement that you report crimes against you. It is your option. However, a delay of even a day will raise police suspicion against you, and will make the crime far less likely to be solved. Someday, in a better world, this will be a rare occurrence. On a philosophical level, it seems clear that this quasi-Prohibition we still have, even in Colorado, creates the crime in the first place. The government War on Marijuana drives marijuana underground, and makes us more vulnerable to criminals. If marijuana were fully legalized, the price would decline, along with incentive for theft. As an example, does anybody break into your home to steal tomatoes from your refrigerator? If tomatoes were illegal, you could bank on it! Robert J. Corry, Jr. is an Attorney licensed to practice in Colorado, California, and the District of Columbia. This column does not constitute formal legal advice, and should not relied upon as such. Please submit comments or questions to
























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Internal Revenue Code Section 280E disallows legitimate business expenses that are incurred in a trade or business of trafficking in controlled substances. Cannabis, or marijuana, continues to be treated as a controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act passed in 1970, a federal law, even though 14 states and the District of Columbia so far have passed legislation legalizing the dispensing of cannabis for medical purposes. In addition to those states, another 17 states recognize the medical value of cannabis, some of which are considering legislation to allow dispensaries (according to Marijuana Policy Project, a non-profit policy think-tank). The Internal Revenue Code has not yet been amended to recognize the legitimacy of medical cannabis dispensaries. Until the tax code gets corrected, tax and accounting professionals must continue to reduce their deductions by the portion that is deemed attributable to “trafficking” in cannabis. This article explains how to make the calculation so as to minimize the portion of the business expenses that are non-deductible. This approach utilizes the principals outlined in Californians Helping to Alleviate Medical Problems v. Commissioner, 128 T.C. No. 14, wherein the court sanctioned the bifurcation of expenses between those attributable to trafficking and those that are not. The Theory in Support of the Calculation Medical cannabis dispensaries provide many different services to their patients. Examples of such services include acupuncture, nutritional training and advice, chiropractic services, and pain management treatments. The IRS has acknowledged that these services are completely outside the scope of Section 280E, and therefore expenses related to these services are completely deductible, pursuant to the approach allowed by the Tax Court in the case cited above. Patients seek advice from dispensary personnel on aspects related to the different strains and forms of medicinal cannabis. They want to know which strains may be high in CBDs (cannabinoids), which strains are better for improving appetite, which strains are better for improving sleep, etc. Additionally, they need advice regarding which form may be best suited to their medical need; should they use concentrates,


tinctures, edibles, or salves. When dispensary personnel provide this advice, they are providing medical advice, they are not engaging in “trafficking.” In Californians Helping to Alleviate Medical Problems v. Commissioner, 128 T.C. No. 14, the Tax Court noted that the gerund “trafficking” should be referenced to the verb “traffic” which denotes “to engage in commercial activity: buy and sell regularly.” Therefore, “trafficking” does not include the provision of medical advice. In the context of a medical cannabis dispensary, it should only include the consummation of the actual financial transaction. Informal studies have shown that, of the total amount of time the typical patients spends at the dispensary counter, less than 25% of that time is spent consummating the financial transaction, i.e., swiping their credit card or handling money. This percentage is what I call the “Transactional Factor.” Three Steps to Making a 280E Calculation Making a 280E calculation is a three-step process. First, allocate all occupancy costs between Retail (this term is used herein to denote those operations, a portion of which would ordinarily be considered “trafficking” as this term is used in Section 280E) and Non-Retail operations. Second, make the same allocation for all payroll-related costs. Third, apply the “Transactional Factor.” To allocate occupancy costs, measure the square footage of the Retail space. This will typically be the space around the sales counter. Using this number in the numerator, and total square footage of the entire facility in the denominator, apply this fraction to all occupancy costs, such as rent, depreciation and liability insurance. For example, Oakland Dispensers operates a 3,000 square foot facility. Their CPA measured the square footage around the sales counter to be 600 square feet. This results in a Retail occupancy fraction of 20% (600/3,000). Oakland Dispensers had paid $80,000 in rent, $10,000 in liability insurance, and had depreciation expenses of $60,000 for the year. As a result, their total occupancy costs related to Retail was $30,000 (=20% of ($80,000 +$10,000+ $60,000)).

To allocate payroll costs, determine the total amount of payroll paid to those personnel who work in Retail behind the sales counter. Using this number in the numerator and total payroll for the year in the denominator, apply this fraction to all payroll related costs, such as payroll, employer portion of payroll taxes, health and retirement benefits, and workers’ compensation insurance. Continuing the same example, Oakland Dispensers had paid $1,000,000 in total payroll to all employees for the year. Of this amount, $310,000 was paid to employees working Retail behind the sales counter. This results in a payroll fraction of 31% ($310,000/$1,000,000). Oakland Dispensers had incurred, in addition to payroll, employer payroll taxes of $175,000, health insurance premiums for employees of $120,000 and workers’ compensation insurance premiums of $30,000. As a result, their total payroll costs related to Retail was $410,750 (=31% of ($1,000, 000+$175,000+$120,000+$30,000)). The third and final step is to apply the Transactional Factor. Because different dispensaries may serve different patients with different needs for advice, you should take a sample and, using a stop watch, time the portion of the total patient meeting time that is devoted to consummating only the financial aspect of the meeting. This is the time spent swiping the credit card and signing the sales slip, or alternatively counting the money tendered and counting the change received. Make sure you do this for enough patient visits to make your sample valid. The CPA for Oakland Dispensers timed the meetings of 10 typical patient visits and determined that, on average, approximately 18% of the total patient visit time was spent consummating the financial aspects of the transaction. Because the occupancy costs related to Retail was $30,000 and the payroll costs related to Retail was $410,750 (see above), the total IRC Section 280E adjustment was calculated to be $79,335 (=18% of ($30,000+$410,750)). This 280E adjustment represents only 5.4% of all costs incurred “below the line” for Oakland Dispensers. This three step approach to calculating the Section 280E adjustment generally results in a small non-deductible portion.

Under IRS Audit Examination The IRS might attempt to question or challenge this approach. Stick to your guns! The practitioner is advised to hold fast to the position. IRC Section 280E was never intended to apply to medical cannabis dispensaries. The legislative history makes it clear that it was intended to thwart illegal drug dealers based upon public policy grounds. Because public opinion has changed with respect to the medical use of cannabis, the application of Section 280E to legally operating cannabis dispensaries is shaky, at best. The practitioner is advised to go to appeals. If the IRS persists even in appeals, the practitioner should advise the client to pay the tax and sue for a refund in federal court, as their chances with a jury (with respect to this issue at least) are better than with the Tax Court. State Tax Treatment of IRC Section 280E

For those states that allow cannabis to be dispensed legally for medical purposes, IRC Section 280E should not apply. In theory, there should be no Section 280E non-deductible adjustment, and it is reasonable to expect a federal-to-state tax difference, allowing the deduction of all business expenses for state income tax purposes. However, most states simply conform to federal law; they reference federal law rather than enact their own set of income tax laws. Section 280E references trafficking in controlled substances….”which is prohibited by Federal law or the law of any State in which such trade or business is conducted.” Is it possible that any state income tax authority of a state that has enacted medical cannabis legislation would attempt to apply Section 280E anyway, simply because of this technical law construct? That would be unreasonable! It is not yet clear whether this could be corrected administratively or whether a state legislative correction would be required. In any event, the practitioner is advised not to make a Section 280E adjustment for state income tax purposes. Author bio: Luigi Zamarra, CPA is the Chief Financial Officer of Harborside Health Center, recognized as one of the largest medical cannabis dispensaries in the United States. He has a BS in Commerce and an MS in Accounting from the University of Virginia. He worked with the Big 4 accounting firms for twelve years, rising to the position of Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, before starting to work with regional businesses as a public accountant in San Francisco. Luigi now lives and works in Oakland, CA. He can be reached at





Sometimes I think Cannabis plants keep better track of time than some of us do. Their internal clock measures the length of the night (or dark period for indoor growers) in order for the plants to know when they should start to produce flowers during the season. Indoors, growers use a lighting timer to simulate the short days of fall and give their plants 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness. This ratio of light to dark is called the “photoperiod”. Proper control over a garden’s photoperiod is crucial to its success. While most new growers have heard that their lights need to be on for 12 hours and off for 12 hours in order to produce buds, few of them understand why or how the process works. Many growers don’t appreciate how sensitive photoperiod is. The tiniest bit of light during the dark cycle – even for a moment – can disturb the garden’s photoperiod and cause irregular hormone patterns in the plant. These disturbances can induce male flowers in sinsemilla crops and seed the garden. A few cheap but important tools can allow growers to keep a more consistent, reliable photoperiod while still being able to work in the garden during the dark period. By understanding photoperiod and some simple techniques to manipulate it, growers can better control their gardens and avoid simple but devastating mistakes. Growing Cannabis involves two basic stages – the vegetative stage, or veg, and the flowering stage. Because Cannabis growers have absolute control over when the plants begin their flowering stage, plants can be induced to produce buds when they are still small cuttings (each one may produce a few grams to an ounce), or kept in a vegetative stage for years (as is sometimes the case with keeping mother stock). Most plants grown for medicine are kept in a vegetative stage for a few weeks to a few months before the grower initiates flowering.

THE VEGETATIVE DEBATE There are two basic Vegetative photoperiods. There’s the “24 hour” photoperiod – which means the lights are simply left on 24 hours per day or the “18 and 6” photoperiod where the lights are left on for 18 hours and left off for 6 hours. So long as the lights are on at least 18 hours, Cannabis will not flower (rare exceptions apply – perhaps 1 in every few hundred varieties of Cannabis will flower if given 98

any regular dark period, but most will not.) The Cannabis growing community has been forever divided on which photoperiod is the “best” for vegging plants. The 18/6 regimen has been widely popular ever since General Hydroponics included it in the basic instructions given on their nutrients many years ago. These growers frequently say that it is “unnatural” for plants to have only sun and no night. The other half of the growing population just leaves the lights on 24 hours per day for vegetative growth. Now, there’s no wrong answer here since both photoperiods keep plants in the vegetative stage, but I typically side with the 24 hour crowd since the plants do grow proportionally faster with the extra light. The amount of electricity is the same overall, but other fixed overhead costs like rent cost more the more days you stay in a vegetative state. Overall vegetative times for the crop when given 18 hours of light are typically several days longer than on a 24 hour photoperiod. I’ve never seen any stress caused by a 24 hour photoperiod and it’s worth pointing out that there are places on earth where at certain times of year the days are 24 hours long. Plants grow in Alaska quite well despite the short season because of the extra light. The only reason to give the plants a small increment of regular darkness during veg is to create a temperature differential in the room. (Lights left on constantly can sometimes make the growing area a constant warm temperature as well which can favor many plant diseases including mildew. If the grower has proper controls in place for pathogens, it’s usually not a problem. But if the grower has a problem, a change in temperature of 10 - 30 degrees each day can make the environment less comfortable for the pathogen, while not posing any harm to the plants.) A few hours of darkness timed at the coldest part of the day – usually the few hours before dawn – can give a nice temperature differential.

DON’T FUSS WITH 12/12 There may be some debate as far as vegetative photoperiods, but there is no debate about 12/12. Over the years, a few growers have asserted that manipulating the crop with a photoperiod other than 12/12 can be useful. I have never seen that to be true. In situations where a grower is coming up on the end of a lease

and absolutely has to finish their crop early, they sometimes decrease the light and increase the darkness to finish the crop sooner. This always leads to a proportional loss of yield and can also diminish quality in many varieties if they ripen up before the floral clusters become sufficiently developed. Often, the weight and quality of the flowers is better if they are simply harvested early. Prematurely harvested Cannabis might not be ideal in looks, but usually has a clearer, more uplifting high than full term crops. It might not be as bad if the crop began with a slightly different ratio like 11 hours on and 13 hours off, but changing the timer mid-crop is almost always trouble. The 12/12 photoperiod is a universal standard for very good reason – stick with it for the best results.

SO HOW DOES DARKNESS MAKE FLOWERS? The hormone that makes Cannabis flower has been referred to as “Florigen”, although the specific compound has yet to be isolated and identified (perhaps due to a lack of research on this particular plant species). The important aspect of this hormone that we do know is that it is “photosensitive” – that means it breaks apart whenever light hits it. When the lights go out in your garden, these photosensitive hormones start assembling themselves at a predictable rate. It is this buildup of hormones that signals the plant to flower. When the hormones accumulate to a certain critical point – the plant knows the days have become short enough to indicate the onset of fall. It’s like a timer that goes off after a certain length of time. Because the plant is carefully measuring the length of the night with light-sensitive hormones, any amount of light during the dark period will “reset the timer” at zero and the process of hormones building up will have to start again. Inexperienced growers will sometimes intrude on their grow room “just for a second” to either check on the plants or retrieve a pH meter, etc. By “disturbing” the photoperiod like this, the grower can cause the plants to produce unwanted male flowers.

GREEN LIGHT INVISIBILITY Growers can use green lights to see inside dark grow rooms without disturbing the plants. However, the space outside the door of the grow room must be completely dark or only lit with green light when the door opens. Some growers build small enclosures around the door of their rooms in order to keep light out. There are many different ways of supplying green light. One of the cheapest and easiest is a green CFL (compact fluorescent) bulb attached to any standard fixture like a drop-light. They’re widely available at many hardware stores and the bulb uses green glass to filter the light. Avoid the traditional incandescent style “party bulbs” – they are coated with a very thin layer of green material that can peel off over time and allow white light out. Hydroponic stores also carry a wide variety of novel green lights for growers. There are green light headlamps as well as green lights that can be worn over the ear or clipped to the bill of a baseball cap. There are also “flashlight” applications for smart phones that allow the screen to be changed to a bright but completely green screen if you need a green light in a pinch. The reason green light doesn’t disturb photoperiod is because the plants themselves are green. When something is a certain color, it is that color because it’s reflecting only that color of the spectrum. White light has all the colors and many of them such as the red and blue spectrums are absorbed by plants. But the plant appears green to us because it is reflecting the green portion of the spectrum back at us. In essence, green light is invisible to plants and simply bounces off the plant without being absorbed. So if a green light turns on in an otherwise totally dark grow room, the plants still believe it’s dark since they can’t see that part of the spectrum. The major benefit here is that growers can safely manage their flowering garden during the dark cycle. Spraying safe pest controls in the garden can also be done during the dark period to avoid having the plants wet when the lights are on (a big no-no).

SOMETIMES DISTURBING THE PHOTOPERIOD CAN BE A GOOD THING There are a few situations when growers can use the extreme light sensitivity of flowering hormones to their advantage. For instance, greenhouse growers that grow during the winter can keep their plants in the vegetative stage despite the days being so short that they would otherwise flower. One small light left on in the greenhouse can keep the plants from flowering long enough to reach the desired vegetative size. Once the plants are large enough to flower, the light can be removed. Also, there is a common growing situation called a “two-stage” garden which refers to having two flowering rooms on the same electrical panel. The 12 and 12 cycles are set opposite of each other, so that only one room at a time can have the lights on. A few minutes after one room turns off, the other room turns on. This is done in situations where the grower has more space than electricity – a common situation in older houses that are spacious but have a smaller, outdated electrical panel. The problem the grower faces is that they cannot put the lights in either room on a vegetative photoperiod. However, a single light bulb hung in the center of the room will allow the grower to veg despite the main lighting system staying on a 12/12 flowering photoperiod. In this situation, the grower could simply switch a regular light bulb out with a green bulb when they induce flowering to use the same fixture for both vegging and flowering.

TIMER TIPS THAT CAN SAVE YOUR GARDEN If you’re using a timer for lighting control in a garden – it must have a backup battery. If it doesn’t, your garden could suffer serious damage from something as simple as a power outage messing up your photoperiod. Pump timers and timers for other garden equipment are usually ok without a backup battery, but the timer that controls your lights has to have a secondary power source. Some timers come with an internal rechargeable battery. Others have a removable battery. Recently, a grower brought a timer to my attention that actually has both types of backup batteries. Available at regular hardware stores, the Stanley brand TimerMax OutdoorPro is a 15A digital timer with dual battery backup. There are also many types of battery backup units made for computers that will work with simple timers as well. Also, use lighting control boxes in multi-light gardens in order to keep all the lights on the same timer. Sometimes growers will have several lights all running on separate timers, which greatly increases the chances of one of them staying on when it shouldn’t. I’ve been surprised several times over the years by how little adjustments – even 10 or 20 minutes one way or the other on a timer can confuse sensitive varieties of Cannabis. Some plants will flower no matter what once it has begun to, but others keep a more exacting clock. The bottom line is that you want your garden’s schedule to remain as stable as possible. Keep your battery backed up timer away from places that it can get accidentally bumped. Get some green light for nighttime trips into the garden. If you want to change your lighting schedule, do so between crops. Don’t adjust your timer’s clock for daylight savings. If the plants never experience any amount of photoperiod stress, they’ll direct all of their energy and hormonal signals into producing buds. The result is a stress free experience for both ganja and grower alike.

(Growers Grove writer Jade Kine is a former greenhouse manager for the medical Cannabis industry with over a million plants worth of experience. He is also the founder of CannAcademy, a trade school dedicated to horticultural training for growers. Got a grow question for Jade? Drop him a line at Complete bio at




are so many types of comedy styles:




observational from


Carlin, Jerry Seinfeld, and Chris Rock. There’s the self-deprecating comedy of Rodney Dangerfield, or the machine gun insults of Don Rickles. There are the physical comics, such as Jim Carrey, John Belushi, or Conan O‘Brien. Deadpan

talents, or lack thereof. His segment entitled Web Redemptions does

comics like Steven Wright or Mitch Hedberg (another tragic loss to

just that, giving those who have sang, danced, or biffed their way into

hard drugs), or witty intellects like Woody Allen or Groucho Marx. For

our lives, a chance to redeem themselves, and they often do.

the darker side of “black” or “blue” comedy, there are many greats to enjoy: Bill Hicks, Redd Foxx or Eddie Murphy to name a few. With so many greats to draw from, there is only one relevant comic right now who effectively uses a bit of everything - his name is Daniel Tosh, and if you haven’t heard of him by now, you’re either failing “Pop Culture 101”, or your head is under a rock. Daniel Tosh hosts a show on Comedy Central called TOSH.O that recently toppled the Jon Stewart Show, and the Colbert Report, with 2.2 million viewers. So what if most of the viewers are college kids playing drinking games (a shot for every “bleep” cut from Tosh’s often vulgar, irreverent rants), or males in the 18-34 year old age bracket… That’s who he appeals to, and it seems to be working. The show is based around the internet, and commenting on the wacky things that take place there. He has special exposes’ on these “non”-celebrities that somehow gain 15 minutes of “fame” based on the number of hits they’ve received on Whether you’ve seen most of them or not, Tosh has a gift for taking these people and highlighting their


Tosh’s skits are another hilarious part of his show. Because it’s a web based show, he will often combine his own graphics and bits into the original videos, making his comedy multi faceted. Some of his stuff can be eye, and ear popping, but his all American appeal, along with his cardigan sweaters and casual jackets allows him to get away with a lot - tongue in (or out) of cheek. To get a taste of Tosh’s comedy, check out Comedy Central’s listings, and their website at… His live show promises to be more of the same. Check him out in Denver at the Wells Fargo Theater, 1/15/2011 at 7:30 and 10:30.




Colorado Travel

Hill Highlight Snowmass By Julie Cole You don’t have to fly into Aspen on a Lear Jet to enjoy this winter wonderland. As we get our ski legs back, it’s always good to try out different hills and Snowmass is world class! If you can take a full weekend or a couple of days, there’ s no need to ski or ride at more than one mountain VVbecause Snowmass is so sprawling that you could spend a couple of days exploring the mountain. Snowmass has 4,406 vertical feet, the most in the country. This winter playground has 3,132 acres of terrain, 91 trails, and 21 chairlifts so you’re in for a lot of hill and a lot of optio ns. Snowmass has something for every type of skier. The trails break down to easiest: 6%, more difficult: 50%, most difficult: 12%, expert: 32%. Snowboarders can call this place heaven with its 3 terrain parks (Snowmass Park, Makaha and Lowdown), 1 super pipe (new this year, 22 feet high!) and 1 beginner pipe. Cross-coun try skiers can enjoy some of the best powder and beautiful views in Colorado. Snowmass Village is a quaint Swiss-like town with countless restaurants, bars, shopping and entertainment options. Since it is high season, the lodging can be pricey so if you go and stay the night, consider going in a group so you can save on hotel costs. There are several options for lodging nearb y in the towns of Basalt, El Jebel, Carbondale and even Glenw ood Springs if you don’t mind driving for 45 minutes to get to the mountain. Snowmass offers condo rentals and hotels, many of which are ski in- ski out and most offer some sort of restau rant or rental discounts upon arrival. Check www.snomassvillage.c om for hotel listings and compare rates with your favorite disco unt travel site. Après ski in Snowmass is full of possibilities. There are lockers available on the mall where you can store your stuff and hit one of the many hotel lobby bars that offer appetizers and cocktails. Live music is played on the mall along with street performers and other free fun. If you prefer something more adventurous, there are several snowcat dinner options where you climb into a snowcat and enjoy western cuisine in a cabin or other remote location. Dining options run the gamut from cheap to outra geous. Zeke’s is a favorite sports bar that serves real Philly chees esteaks, soups, salads, burgers and sandwiches. Chef Chico serve s up authentic Mexican cuisine with homemade tortillas and salsas . Après Ski25 cent wings, $1.25 Bud Drafts. Now that’s happy hour! The Stew Pot is also an excellent choice for food and has become a Snowmass institution. It’s always good, always fresh and won’t break the bank. And really, is there anything better than hot, steaming homemade stew after a day of busting your butt on the mountain? Well, yes, there is. A bowl of delicious stew with a pint of frosty beer! Don’t miss the chance to play on one of the country’s best mountains because you think it’s too expensive. If you live like a local, are willing to drive a little way to get there and spend the majority of your time on the mountain, the trip will pay for itself in fun.

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his past year the Colorado legislature took up the issue of medical marijuana and the regulation of the state’s emerging cannabis industry. Some members of the community have intensely criticized the new laws while others have reservedly embraced them. And some have done both, and rightfully so. Without a doubt, several of the regulations created and implemented by the state (as well as several localities) are needless, heavyhanded, and in some cases downright harmful for patients, businesses, and their surrounding communities. Meanwhile, others are relatively fair and afford this new industry the ability to establish and legitimize itself so it can in large part continue to function. While this give and take can – and has – been frustrating, it is important for the cannabis community and industry to understand that this imperfect yet functional new set of laws is characteristic of most adopted via our system of government. Even more importantly, we must keep in mind that this is just a starting point and that these laws are living entities that will evolve over time. And since the evidence and reason fall entirely on our side, we are sure to see improvements as we move forward. In fact, there are already pieces of legislation in the works for the upcoming legislative session that would clean up the new regulations and lend to a better functioning and more hassle-free system of marijuana production and distribution. Should they not get introduced or if they don’t pass this time around, there is little doubt they will come around again. Moreover, with efforts underway to open the cannabis industry up to all adults (as opposed to just medical patients), there will surely be more take and less give moving forward.


For some insight into this process we can look to the alcohol industry in Colorado. Since the end of Prohibition this system of regulation has been overhauled and tweaked to the point that it almost fully caters to the needs of the public and allows for the growth of the industry. After all, it wasn’t until just the past few years that the state finally did away with the Blue Laws that prohibited the sale of liquor on Sundays. Yet, even despite the progress that has been made, some booze laws still remain under consideration. For example, as the Denver Post noted in an editorial late last month (“Brewing up new state liquor laws”, Nov. 30):

“The new [alcohol] law is an attempt to force legislators to deal with Colorado’s continued Prohibition-era hangover and overhaul the state’s archaic liquor laws.” “We would rather see beer, wine and liquor sold in Colorado in a free market without all of the strange entanglements that have been added over the years, but we understand there is no simple, pain-free solution to the present problem. The out-of-date laws have created a unique environment of winners and losers for so many years that changing it now would cause lots of upheaval. We’ve suggested that lawmakers form a panel of stakeholders representing the various special interests to suggest fair ways to bring liquor laws up to date.” Clearly, as booze has become more accepted in our society, public attitudes surrounding it have changed and the government is now being forced to react. The same will surely hold true when it comes to marijuana, a substance far less harmful than alcohol for users and society. So for now, all we can do is keep fighting for the most fair and agreeable laws and regulations possible so that at the very least we can end the damaging farce of marijuana prohibition. In some cases we’ll win. In others, we’ll win soon enough.

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For anyone that owns a medical marijuana business, they know how exciting and turbulent the industry has been over the last several years. In the book by F. Scott Peck, The Road Less Traveled, Peck could be describing the journey dispensaries or infused products manufacturers have taken when they opened their doors. The book starts out with, “life is difficult,” but dispensary owners could add “especially in the medical marijuana industry.” Unable to find willing or suitable vendors to support their businesses and burdened by state and local regulations, many owners have been left frustrated or humiliated trying to conduct normal, everyday business dealings. In contrast, other industries outside of medical marijuana are able to participate in trade associations that help them operate their businesses. Over the years, trade associations have flourished, providing support to attorneys, realtors, printers and banks. Members can take advantage of privileges that include education, resources, and legislative assistance to ensure their interests are properly represented in Congress. In addition, they might offer seminars on employment or discounts for essential products and services to operate their company. They rely on their trade association for answers to common problems faced by their peers, and present a united front when tackling larger issues that might threaten or challenge their business. Finally, the medical cannabis industry has its own trade group to represent their interests and allow them to rally as a legitimate economic force. The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) will be launched at KushCon II at the Colorado Convention Center with a booth on the main floor. The initial board will consist of over 20 professionals representing dispensaries, media, legal services and other ancillary businesses. All of them are connected by cannabis, but differentiated by their specialty. According to Executive Director, Aaron Smith, between state sanctioned medical cannabis providers and ancillary businesses, the amount of tax revenue paid each year could reach hundreds of millions of dollars. Smith further says, “By joining NCIA, cannabis business professionals will be able to exert their collective strength as a unified and legitimate national industry. Our plan is to ensure that these dynamic businesses are no longer ignored as the tremendous economic force that they are.” Please visit the NCIA booth at KushCon II to learn about all of the exciting opportunities this new organization has to offer our industry. For More Information: National Cannabis Industry Association P.O. Box 78062 | Washington, D.C. 20013 | P: (707) 291-0076 | F: (202) 232-0442 Email: |



If you live in Denver, you’ve most likely seen the RTD busses that have “Have a Kush Day” bannered on the side or rear of the busses. The bus banners started to appear around the Thanksgiving holiday and started quite a stir. RTD admitted they were unaware of what “Have a Kush Day” meant and when they discovered it referred to marijuana they were baffled. However, after determining that medical marijuana is part of the Colorado constitution, they decided to allow the busses to run. “Have a Kush Day” is the slogan of Kush Magazine and, who is hosting the largest cannabis lifestyle convention ever December 17 – 19th at the Colorado Convention Center. With over 300,000 square feet KushCon II will be the largest star-studded Cannabis Lifestyle convention ever to take place in the United States, and for that matter on the entire planet. People from all over the world are coming to this amazing event. To avoid lines be sure to go to and purchase your print at home tickets. For those who want to “go green” tickets can also be sent directly to your cell phone and will be scanned at the door. Hundreds of vendors including hydroponics, dispensaries, clothing companies, jewelry designers, glass and pipe accessories, edible companies, chefs, security companies, just to name some of the industries being represented, will provide free gifts, coupons and great last minute holiday shopping for everyone. Since no medication will be on the premises, all ages are welcome. Grow Bot, manufacturer of state of the art grow trailers is giving away one $46,000 GrowBot 2800 all in one plug and grow hydroponic production system, a complete seed to harvest solution. Conventioneers will be able to register for the opportunity to be the lucky winner of this amazing Grow station. To add more excitement, everyday at 4:20 Kush Magazine and Daily Buds will be giving away over $100,000 of holiday presents as part of the KushCon mega giveaways celebration. The gifts will be items you have on your Kushmas list including custom blown glass, leather jackets, jewelry and so much more. The Kushmas party continues with our daily concert series. Friday and Saturday conventioneers will be treated to first class recording artists and DJ’s including Flobots, Dirty Heads, Mickey Avalon, Asher Roth, Mix Master Mike, and Aaron Lewis of Staind. Sunday, we bring back Old School featuring performances by the legendary War, yes the band famous for such hits as ‘Lowrider’, ‘Cisco Kid’ and ‘Why Can’t We Be Friends’ to name a few. We are also headlining the distinctive voice of Gregg Rolie, founder and lead singer from the Santana Band and Journey with such hits as ‘Black Magic Woman’, ‘Evil Ways’ and ‘Oye Como Va’. 114

Michael Lerner, founder of Kush Magazine and states, “This is sure to outdo the first KushCon that was held this past April where over 20,000 marijuana curious patrons attended; and even though no marijuana was permitted on the premises, they had a wonderful experience.” Kush Magazine will be debuting its Kush Brand clothing line that will be available at KushCon II. Starting in January, Kush Brand clothing will also be available at local retailers, and online at and Cooking with cannabis demonstrations will be conducted by some of the biggest chefs in the infused product industry. Scott Durrah from 8 Rivers, Lauren Gennett formerly of Mad Batter and Rachel Welpo of Baked at Mile High will be creating infused culinary meals for you to try at home. Besides the unparalleled talent line up that KushCon has assembled, skateboard demos, glassblowing, djs, and all types of entertainment will be happening each day to keep the good times rolling. Continuous live remote broadcasts will be hosted by Jammin 101.5 and Hot 107.1 DJs. KushCon II is also about the dissemination of information about the marijuana culture. There will be breakout rooms with continuous speakers from within the medical marijuana industry and the marijuana movement. Some of the speakers slated include legendary growing expert Ed Rosenthal. U.S. Congressman Jared Polis and Matt Cook head of Colorado Department of Revenue who is in charge of medical marijuana enforcement will talk about the political climate. Attorneys Rob Corry, Warren Edson, and Brian Vicente will share their legal advice, recommendations and war stories. Medical information for patients and others about marijuana and its uses to treat certain modalities will be presented by Dr. Alan Shackelford and Dr. Robert (Bob) Melamede. There will also be speakers from NORML, MPP and other non-profit organizations from around the country. Besides the GrowBot 2800, other prizes to be given away are Sheldon Black glassware, Vortex Gravity Bongs, Celebration pipes, cool original Kush Brand clothing and apparel plus a whole lot more. The event will be cannabis free and open to the public. At the first Kushcon Lerner said “We were happy to see a lot of parents with their kids checking out the vendors and all of the entertainment, and just having a good time” REMEMBER – GO TO KUSHCON.COM AND AVOID TICKET LINES. PRINT AT HOME TICKETS OR TICKETS THAT CAN BE SENT DIRECTLY TO YOUR CELL PHONE CAN BE PURCHASED ONLINE. Also, to get KushCon II updates about the talent lineup and event information check out 115



Trans-Siberian Orchestra

12.22.10 @ Pepsi Center (Denver) 12.23.10 @ World Arena (Colorado Springs) The Trans-Siberian Orchestra brings it’s Winter Tour to Colorado twice this holiday season, once in Denver and once in Colorado Springs. The rock opera performance, conceived by Paul O’Neill, is certainly fit for holiday inspiration. Just try and go to this show and remain a scrooge during the coming days’ festivities.... I dare you. As explained by O’Neill: “The original concept of Trans-Siberian Orchestra was how to make music have the most emotional impact”. With a discography containing mostly Christmas themed albums, this is basically the perfect pre-Christmas event you can find. A warm, uplifted mood filled with thoughts of candy canes and hot chocolate will be virtually impossible to resist.

Railroad Earth

12.29.10-12.31.10 @ Ogden Theater (Denver) This Stillwater, New Jersey Americana roots jam band brings it’s ruckus of a live show to Colorado with three nights at Ogden Theater in Denver to close out the year of 2010. Railroad Earth’s music is a little county, a little bluesy, and basically just good old fashioned tunage. They boast a six-piece live outfit that jams with pretty much everyone on vocals, electric/acoustic/bass guitars, violin, accordion, mandolin, bouzouki, banjo, dobro, mandolin,

flute, pennywhistle, saxophones, drums, and hand percussion... just to name a few. Formed around 2001, in recent years they’ve lost two longtime members, and in October released their fifth, self-titled album. End the year with some good, organic, knee slappin’ music.


12.29.10-12.31.10 @ Fillmore Auditorium (Denver) STS9, the 5-piece electronic collective from Santa Cruz, CA claim to be “making electronic music relevant again”. While many claim similar feats, it’s hard to say that Sound Tribe Sector 9 isn’t doing their significant part. Seemingly conspiracy driven in their musical motivation, STS9 describes their sound as “post-rock dance music”. They’re well known for their improvised live shows (do some searches on youtube) and semi-recently (2009) released Ad Explorata, their newest album begging you to explore and discover the unknown and unexplored. Here’s another good series of shows to close out the year of twenty-ten. Even if you can’t make it out to the New Year’s Eve date, this live electronic concert should be perfect for putting your mind in a place of recollection on the past year... kind of a mental purifying experience.

Cash’d Out

1.8.10 @ Bluebird Theater (Denver) No offense, but if you don’t like or at least respect Johhny Cash, you’re probably an asshole. An asshole that deserves another chance to appreciate his songwriting capabilities performed live. Billed as “The next best thing to Johhny Cash”, Cash’d Out was spawned in 2004 in San Diego with the main purpose

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of honoring the ‘Man in Black’. After piecing a proper band together over the next couple of months, Cash’d Out was ready to perform live. Since then things have blossomed and the group has become the undisputed King of Johnny Cash cover bands. The band plays all the crowd pleasing covers you’d expect, and while no one can ever be quite as good as the legend himself, it’s fun to hear and sing along with classics that the whole crowd knows and loves. Should be a good ol’ time at the Bluebird.

Dashboard Confessional

1.10.11 @ The Summit Music Hall (Denver) In November, Dashboard Confessional is re-releasing their first album, The Swiss Army Romance in honor of their 10 year anniversary. How “emo” of them, you may say. And that certainly is the term to describe this group... the original emo band that so many lonely bros have listened to while sulking in their bedrooms. Song titles like “Pretty Pathetic”, “Screaming Infidelities”, “Rapid Hope Loss”, or “Don’t Wait” all demonstrate this melancholy brand of emotion poured out of lead singer Chris Carrabba’s soul. Millions of break-ups have surely been sound-tracked by Dashboard albums. Despite their indie/alternative vibe, they have always been the mainstream band of the ‘sensitive jock’ who is in touch with his feelings. Formed in Boca Raton at the beginning of the century, they continue to fill the world with sad music that for some reason makes you feel a little better about yourself... an outlet by comparison perhaps. Maybe you haven’t had such a great start to the year? Well here’s your chance to go let those pent up feelings loose with a bunch of other emos. www.


1.14.11 @ Ogden Theater (Denver) A Boston indie rock product, Guster formed in 1991 and stayed relatively underground before 1999’s Lost And Gone Forever. Since then they’ve been well known across the land, and in October of this year they released their sixth album, Easy Wonderful. Beyond their classic original work, they have the ability, and apparently desire, to cover just about any and every popular song in existence. They have taken on some pretty ballsy stuff: Bon Jovi, The Mamas and Papas, Cake, Billy Joel, U2, Johnny Cash, The Cure, Talking Heads, Ben Folds Five, Phil Collins, Rage Against the Machine, Simon and Garfunkel, Nena, Blue Oyster Cult, Violent Femmes, the theme song from Cheers!... and many many more. That’s some serious range right there. It’s probably safe to expect a few nifty covers on this Friday evening in January. It’s also safe to expect a really strong dose of above average tunes.

Daniel Tosh

1.15.11 @ Wells Fargo Theatre (Denver) Yeah yeah, it’s not a “concert”, but it is quality live entertainment that’s kind of on the same playing field as a concert. This man Daniel Tosh is pretty damn funny, in case you haven’t heard. If you’ve seen his show Tosh.0 recapping the best (funniest) of the internet, then you understand his hilarity. But his stand up is really good too, and when he’s in town it’s a show worth seeing. Always nice to start off the new year with a little bit of humor. Also, this may be the perfect opportunity to get mega stoned and laugh until you cry, pee your pants, vomit... whatever you do. Good luck.




Ten days after the accidents Derek had his first individual session, and things immediately went drastically wrong. The office was directly adjacent to the med center, and as Derek sat down on the couch, he found himself staring out a window at the helipad on one side and the accident site where the fatal explosion occurred on the other. Five minutes into the session, a helicopter approached the helipad. “It was so close the vibrations rattled the window and shook the pictures on the walls,” Derek remembers. “I immediately broke into a cold sweat, literally waiting for that helicopter to crash. I had tunnel vision watching it, completely focused on every movement of the tail section, and I completely spaced on the doctor trying to ask me questions. It wasn’t until it completely landed that I realized the doctor was sitting next to me, trying to break my concentration on the helicopter.” It had not occurred to the therapist, given what Derek had just experienced, that this was the wrong place to meet him. “He was also so blown away as I was going through the story that he was left kind of awestruck,” Derek observed. “He was floored, and couldn’t help me.” To make matters worse, the therapist couldn’t prescribe anything for Derek. He’d have to go through the hospital psych ward for meds. “In the end I just said f*** it, I need to get out of here,” Derek recalls. “My knees were weak and shaking, and I had a panic attack leaving his office.” Unfortunately, the disastrous first meeting caused Derek to finally snap emotionally, and dangerously.


“Now I was finally speaking up,” he remembers, “and not in a good way. I was nervous, mad and edgy. I was snapping at people, getting hostile and finally starting to unravel.” Despite this, Derek thought his best option was to get back onto a helicopter and face the anxiety head-on. The therapist warned him, however, that this was the worst thing he could do. “He said absolutely not,” Derek recalls. “He told me that this approach only works about 10% of the time, and the other 90% of the time…there was a good chance that the emotional overload could push me over the brink into suicide mode.” Derek was almost there already. Now he could only sleep about an hour at a time, suffering horrific nightmares. His moods became manic, he was having crying breakdowns and smashing things in his apartment at random. Making matters worse, when Derek went back for the second meeting the therapist never arrived. He’d been pulled into a suicide intervention, and couldn’t call out. Derek then gave up on therapy and decided to do what he was warned was the worst possible thing to do. “I decided to take a shift,” he recalls. “I was going up. I had to know if I could do this or not. I was either going to cure myself, or kill myself.” So no one would stop him, Derek decided to take that shift at a base two hours away from Flagstaff. However, he inadvertently arrived at the base 45 minutes early, and was overwhelmed. “It was too much time,” he remembers. “I had an anxiety attack and couldn’t get out of the car.” Derek now felt he had only one possible course of action. “If I’d had my gun with me,” he says now with no hesitation, “I would have killed myself right then and there. My entire life was gone.” He did, however, have a back-up plan he felt would have a more positive outcome.

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nned esses, so he pla itn w d e ne ’d he ed then overtake nd a , Derek also decid m hi ss a p ree cars ok like to stop and let th y to the fatal curve, making it lo a lts. all three on his w - with fatal resu ly ss le k c re ng he was just drivi “I had a wife and daughter, and the only way I could take care of them if I died (with my life insurance) would be to make it look like an accident, like a car crash.” Ironically, Derek picked the crash location based on his own professional experience. He knew the area’s mountain roads and dangerous switchbacks well, particularly one dangerous curve where he’d responded to seven different and often fatal accidents. He popped his Rally Race Addition WRX Turbo-Charged Subaru into gear, and headed for that mountain road. “As soon as I made this plan,” he remembers, “the anxiety stopped.” Derek also decided he’d need witnesses, so he planned to stop and let three cars pass him, and then overtake all three on his way to the fatal curve, making it look like he was just driving recklessly - with fatal results. “I was elated,” he says, “that I’d come up with a plan to take care of everyone and end the suffering.” What he didn’t anticipate, however, was an intervention from the only person who could stop him – his wife, Kelly. As Derek pulled out behind the cars, Kelly called. He was 90 seconds away from the fatal curve as he answered his cell. “She asked me what I was doing,” he recalls. “The one thing she knew was the sound of my car revving up through the gears, getting up to a high rate of speed. Once she heard that, she wouldn’t let me off of the phone.” He was now 45 seconds away from the curve. “I did almost hang up on her,” he says now, “but she said she was having a hard time with everything and she needed to talk to me. When she said she needed my help, I thought about what I was doing, and throttled the car down.” After their separation, Kelly had experienced severe depression and suicidal thoughts, so she knew exactly what he was doing. Knowing she couldn’t talk him out of it, she asked Derek for help instead, and it worked. He pulled over. “She also knew what to say to get me to stop”, Derek recalls. “Though I was perfectly comfortable with what I was doing, I wanted to make sure she wasn’t going through one of her bad times, and she also said she was worried about our daughter.” She asked Derek to come down, have coffee and talk. Over coffee, she suggested that they change their environment, and that maybe the environment was making them sick. By the end of the conversation, they’d decided to leave Flagstaff the next day.

Derek, Kelly and their daughter left Arizona at 3am the next morning, heading for California and the coastal town of Marina Del Rey. “I intended to get counseling in California,” Derek recalls. “After that second accident I felt completely not in control of myself, and that was scary. I couldn’t shower, couldn’t eat, and knew this was wrong but didn’t know why I felt that way. This was depression.” Out of immediate danger but still needing help, he found a PTSD therapist who worked with LA County Fire and Sheriff’s personnel and set up an appointment.


It took Derek two sessions to get the whole story out, but after the first session the therapist prescribed him Xanax for anxiety, Celexa, an anti-depressant to take twice daily and Busparin to boost the effects of the Celexa. After two weeks, she switched him to the maximum dose of Paxil. “The meds took away the depression,” he recalls, “and everything else. They took away my ability to be happy, too. I was numb. I wasn’t happy or sad. I had no personality at all.” Derek also underwent EMDR Therapy, which desensitized patients to their trauma if successful. The procedure worked – to an extent. “By the time she was done,” he says, “I could stand under a hovering helicopter. I could even get on one. She disconnected the sensory stuff that was giving me problems, but left me with anxiety attacks for no reason, short temper and periods of manic, chaotic thoughts that were like anxiety attacks. It worked for the sights and sounds of the accidents, but it didn’t take away any of the other mental health issues.” The procedure also produced side-effects. “Now things that should have brought just minor stress provoked extreme reactions,” he recalls. “Everything was huge, and this was while I was on the medications. It took away the depression, but instead I became a scary asshole. My family was walking on pins and needles around me.” With all his sick and vacation time tapped out, Derek tried to get back to his job but found that option closed to him. Company procedure required him to take a multiple choice question test, after which a company analyst would determine if he was fit to return. “After the test,” he says, “I had no idea how I did, or what they were looking for.” The company called four weeks after the test and told Derek he failed, and would have to accept long-term disability. Derek disputed the findings but got nowhere. With his own health insurance now exhausted, and he wasn’t sure what to do next. On a whim, he decided to get a tattoo, and while there Derek asked the artist if he could get him some marijuana. “I hadn’t smoked pot in over ten years because of my job,” he says. Derek was unknowingly about to find the key to getting his life back.

Just after arriving in SoCal, Derek was amazed to find magazines devoted to documenting potential medical uses of marijuana. “I was shocked,” he says. “I’d never seen anything like them before in my life.” As he read them, he found articles on using marijuana medicinally to get off of other drugs. “By then,” he says, “I wanted off the meds because I knew they weren’t for me, but I didn’t want to go cold turkey. They’d become routine.” After smoking the marijuana he’d gotten with his tattoo, he immediately noticed a change.

“Suddenly everything was good,” he remembers. “I’d never smiled so much in my life. What really hit me, though, was that I breezed through the next day without smoking and life was still good. This was not while I was high.” He also noticed the mood swings he’d been enduring suddenly stopped. “My daughter was late for school that day,” he remembers, “and on any other day I would have completely blown up. That day, though, it was okay. Life was good.” Derek then began a routine of smoking just before going to bed, and found that everything would then go fine the next day so he stopped taking the Xanax every day. “At first it was every other day,” he recalls, “and then it was every two to three days.” His medical training then kicked in, and focused on what he was experiencing. “Many people still don’t realize how many different types of herb there are,” he says, “or know the difference between them. I found I didn’t like some of the feelings I got from different strains, like I didn’t enjoy getting the munchies. So I decided to start doing research to find out what worked best for me. I went online to look at the whole thing from a medicinal context.” He quickly put the info he found to work. “I checked out edibles,” he says, “not to get high, but like trying different medications. I’d find a particular brand, like a type of fudge, and divide it up into eight pieces. I’d eat one piece in the morning, not enough to get high but enough to control my adverse symptoms, and then I weaned myself off of the antidepressants. I was doing this with the support of my family physician, too.” “He didn’t condone getting baked,” Derek adds, “and I agreed. I don’t have cancer. But low levels worked for what I did have.” Derek then stopped using Xanax entirely, and began to research PTSD

“Some of them told their VA doctors what they were doing,” Derek recalls, “and they were dropped as patients, completely left hanging. This was no ‘three strikes and you’re out’ situation. They were immediately dropped. Doctors refused to see them and treat them. It was either Western psych medicine or nothing.” “Many vets were afraid to get Medicinal Marijuana cards because they’d get in trouble with the VA,” he discovered. “Many of them had other wounds they still needed the VA to treat. If they got put on some state list and the VA found out, who knows what kind of trouble they’d get into.” Though Derek had to scale back his research time recently to focus on his new computer tech business and take care of his daughter, he’s only just begun pursuing legitimizing medicinal marijuana to treat PTSD. “I have the ability to measure the content of what works for me,” he adds. “Unless bakers use the exact same ingredients, batches are going to be different. Since they usually bake using trimmings, it’s often a mix of everything. Now, though, I have all my own stuff. I’m keeping meticulous records of butters I make and strains used, and with that I should be able to create treatment plans for PTSD patients and treat their issues with specific strains.” “I want to get settled in this new job,” he says, “to create more time to work on this because I have knowledge people can use, even just focusing on veterans coming back from combat.” As for himself, Derek now feels like he’s overcome what he went through over the last two years, and he’s now moving forward with life. “I feel like I’m finally normal again,” he says. “I’m better than I was before the accidents. I smoke a little bit now and then, but smoking doesn’t work as well for me as the baked goods. With the lack of consistency in baked goods at dispensaries, I’m now making my own.” The biggest problems he sees in the medicinal marijuana situation in the

Derek then began a routine of smoking just before going to bed, and found that everything would then go fine the next day so he stopped taking the Xanax every day. forums online to see what else he could learn. “I found the THC Expo,” he remembers, “and there I found a Canadian publication called Treating Yourself. This was legitimate medical research.” In Treating Yourself, Derek found stories about Canadian doctors treating Iraqi war veterans’ PTSD with medicinal marijuana. “Then I was already treating myself,” he says, “but being medically trained, I wanted to find more legitimacy to it. The information was pretty generalized, but at least I knew they were doing it, and it was working.” “Treating Yourself is for patients,” he explains. “If it was a medical journal, it would have given me everything I was looking for. In hindsight, I may try to find these doctors and learn what kind of doses they were talking about.” After doing more online interaction with PTSD sufferers, some of the information he found was disturbing from his medical point of view. “Some people were getting no help,” he says. “Other people were having serious nightmares and had to do really hardcore indica to go to bed and then sativa during the day. They were self-medicating, but with no guidelines to go by.” He found more information that bothered him. “The people working with doctors were all in Canada,” he says. “Everyone in the U.S. was on their own, though some of them were being seen at VA hospitals.” Further research revealed some of the most disturbing information he found, given how much the U.S. prides itself on taking care of its veterans.

United States today? “Serious lack of research in the United States,” he says, “and a lack of consistency in the products available to medicinal marijuana users.” “For me,” he adds, “this is only the beginning. I know how to write articles for medical journals, and I will tell my story with research to back it. Other people telling their stories aren’t trained to do this, but I have the training with a background in emergency medicine. I’ve handled dozens of other medicines and saved lives with them. I’m going to nail this down in an article to the medical community and to the people in it who are willing to take a second look. Nobody’s putting information out there that’s useful for people with PTSD and anxiety, but we know it’s being used for it.” “For this to be taken seriously in the medical world,” he concludes, “there has to be more definitive, specific prescribing guidelines, and I will write legitimate guidelines that will be very difficult for even the most staunch antimedical marijuana doctors to refute. I’m writing those guidelines so that they will work in any American Medical Association journal, and they are not going to be able to fight it.”


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Rudolf’s Red Nosed ViNaigRette IngrEdIEnts -1- 12 oz. jar of raspberry puree -1 cup raspberry vinegar -1 ½ cup THC oil -1 squeeze lemon juice -Salt and Pepper to taste dIrECtIOns In a bowl, whisk raspberry puree with raspberry vinegar. Slowly drizzle in oil, continue to whisk until dressing looks shiny, about one minute. Whisk in lemon juice, salt and pepper. Make your own combination of greens and veggies, pour vinaigrette over salad.

PomegRaNate sPiNach salad IngrEdIEnts

-1 (10 ounce) bag baby spinach leaves, rinsed and drained -1/4 red onion, sliced very thin -1/2 cup walnut pieces -1/2 cup crumbled feta -1/4 cup alfalfa sprouts (optional) -1 pomegranate, peeled and seeds separated -¼ cup medicated balsamic vinaigrette dIrECtIOns Place spinach in a salad bowl. Top with red onion, walnuts, feta, and sprouts. Sprinkle pomegranate seeds over the top, and drizzle with medicated vinaigrette.

QuiNoa cRaNbeRRy salad IngrEdIEnts -1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained -2 cups water -1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans -1/2 cup dried cranberries -1/4 cup THC olive oil -2 tablespoons lemon juice -salt and pepper to taste

dIrECtIOns Bring the quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender, and the water has been absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes. Scrape into a mixing bowl, and cool to warm, about 20 minutes. Once the quinoa has cooled, stir in the pecans, cranberries, THC olive oil, and lemon juice; season to taste with salt and pepper to taste. Let stand at room temperature for 1 hour before serving.

gReeN salad with PeaRs aNd goRgoNzola IngrEdIEnts -1 head of butter lettuce (or Boston lettuce), cored, washed and dried and torn into bite-sized pieces -1/4 cup dried cranberries or cherries -1/3 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese -2 pears, cored and sliced -1/2 cup candied pecans drEssIng -2 teaspoons whole grain mustard -2 tablespoons champagne vinegar (or red wine vinegar or balsamic) -1 tablespoon honey -1 tablespoon of minced shallot -1/3 cup THC olive oil -Pinch of salt and pepper dIrECtIOns Toss lettuce, cranberries or cherries, gorgonzola, pears and pecans in a large salad bowl. Set aside and prepare dressing. Alternately, set lettuce leaves on 6 salad plates, and top with cranberries or cherries, gorgonzola, pears and pecans. Place mustard in a medium-sized bowl. Whisk in vinegar, honey and shallot. Slowly drizzle in THC olive oil, while whisking constantly, to emulsify. Season with salt and pepper. Toss salad with half of the dressing (or drizzle over the plated salads). If more dressing is needed, add it a little at a time, taking care not to drench the leaves. Taste for seasoning and add more salt or pepper if needed. Serve immediately.


cRowN PoRk Roast with aPPle cRaNbeRRy stuffiNg aNd PoRt wiNe sauce IngrEdIEnts stUFFIng stUFFIng -Âź cup THC olive oil -3 onions, chopped -1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon -1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper -1/4 teaspoon ground allspice -1 14- to16-ounce package of cornbread stuffing mix -1 cup pecans, chopped -3 apples cored, not peeled and chopped -1/2-cup fresh cranberries, chopped CrOWn rOAst -1 12 to16 rib crown pork roast -2 teaspoons salt -1 teaspoon ground black pepper sAUCE -1 cup chicken broth -1/4-cup port -3 tablespoon THC butter COOKIng InstrUCtIOns stUFFIng: In large skillet over medium heat, heat THC oil until shimmers. Add onions and cook about 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until translucent. Remove from heat and stir in cinnamon, pepper, and allspice to combine. In large bowl combine onions, stuffing mix pecans, apples, and cranberries. POrK rOAst: Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Sprinkle roast inside and out with salt and pepper. Add stuffing to inside cavity; do not pack it. Cook for about 2 hours 20 minutes, or until a thermometer in the thickest part of the meat registers 155 degrees. Remove from oven and cover with aluminum foil. Let rest at least 15 minutes. sAUCE: Place roasting pan over medium heat; add broth and port. Bring mixture to a boil, scraping up bits on the bottom of the pan. Reduce liquid by about half. Add THC butter and swirl to combine


PecaN cRuNchy salmoN IngrEdIEnts -3 tablespoons Dijon mustard -3 tablespoons THC butter, melted -5 teaspoons honey -1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs -1/2 cup finely chopped pecans -3 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley -6 (4 ounce) fillets salmon -salt and pepper to taste -6 lemon wedges dIrECtIOns Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a small bowl, mix together the mustard, butter, and honey. In another bowl, mix together the bread crumbs, pecans, and parsley. Season each salmon fillet with salt and pepper. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Brush with THC mustard-honey mixture. Cover the top of each fillet with bread crumb mixture. Bake for 10 minutes per inch of thickness, measured at thickest part, or until salmon just flakes when tested with a fork. Serve garnished with lemon wedges. .

choco-PRetzel sticks with a kick IngrEdIEnts -12 ounces white or semi-sweet or chocolate chips/melting disks -24 pretzel rods (8-oz. package) -4 tsp THC vegetable oil -2 cups of your favorite candy, nuts or topping -8 clear plastic bags -8 ribbons COOKIng InstrUCtIOns Line three baking sheets with wax paper and set aside. Melt chocolate over a double boiler or in the microwave. dOUBlE BOIlEr Place chocolate and THC vegetable oil in a heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water. Water should barely simmer, not boil. Stir the chocolate frequently with a rubber spatula until melted, approximately 5 to 10 minutes.

MICrOWAVE Place chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave at 50 percent power for anywhere between 2 and 4 minutes (cook times vary with different models). Heat in 20-second intervals, stirring in between. Finish heating when most (but not all) of the chocolate is melted. Stir continuously until chocolate is smooth, shiny, and completely melted. Remove the bowls of melted chocolate from the double boiler/ microwave. Working in the chocolate bowl, dip in each pretzel. If the chocolate level is shallow, use a silicone pastry brush or rubber spatula to help smooth the chocolate over three-quarters of the pretzel. Be sure to leave a small portion of the pretzel uncovered by the chocolate to serve as the handle. Shake off excess chocolate so the pretzel has a thick – but not too thick – layer of chocolate. Place each dipped pretzel on a wax paper-lined baking sheet and sprinkle with your toppings. Refrigerate for 15 minutes or until chocolate is completely set. Gently peel the pretzel rods off of the wax paper and place 3 to 4 rods in each cellophane bag. Tie each with a ribbon and refrigerate until ready to give.

almoNd butteR cookies IngrEdIEnts -Cooking spray -3/4 cup all purpose flour -1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour, or regular whole wheat flour -3/4 teaspoon salt -1 teaspoon baking soda -1/4 cup unsalted THC butter, softened -3/4 cup smooth, unsalted almond butter -1/3 cup packed light brown sugar -1/3 cup granulated sugar -1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract -1 egg -36 raw whole almonds dIrECtIOns Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray two baking sheets with cooking spray. In a large bowl whisk together the flours, salt and baking soda. In another large bowl beat together the THC butter, almond butter and sugars until fluffy. Add the vanilla and egg and beat until well combined. Gradually stir in the flour mixture, blending well. Shape the dough into 3/4 inch balls, and place on the baking sheets. Place an almond in center of each cookie and press down lightly. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.

tasty thc PRaliNe cookies IngrEdIEnts -8 ounces THC butter -1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed -2 teaspoons vanilla -2 cups sifted all-purpose flour -2 cups finely chopped pecans -sifted confectioners’ sugar, optional dIrECtIOns Cream THC butter and brown sugar; stir in vanilla. Gradually work in flour. Mixture will be crumbly. Add chopped pecans and work into dough. Pinch off dough and roll in hands to form balls about 1 inch in diameter. Place on greased baking sheets; bake pecan cookies at 325° for 15 to 20 minutes, until firm and browned on bottoms. If desired, roll pecan cookies in confectioners’ sugar while still warm.

tRaditioNal holiday iRish cReam (No thc) IngrEdIEnts -1 cup heavy cream -1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk -1 2/3 cups Irish whiskey -1 teaspoon instant coffee granules -2 tablespoons chocolate syrup -1 teaspoon vanilla extract -1 teaspoon almond extract dIrECtIOns In a blender, combine heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, Irish whiskey, instant coffee, chocolate syrup, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Blend on high for 20 to 30 seconds. Store in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator. Shake well before serving.




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Sensitiva Hollistic Therapeutics 451 Santa Fe Ave Alamosa, CO 81101 (719) 589-0420

High Country Medical Solutions


Alternative Medical Solutions 106 S. Mill St., Ste 203 Aspen, CO 81611 (970) 544-8142

Locals Emporium of Alternative Farms (L.E.A.F.) 100 S. Spring St., Ste 2 Aspen, CO 81611 (970) 920-4220


Tree Line Premier Dispensary

40801 Hwy 6 Suite # 215 Avon, CO 81620 (970) 949-1887


Rocky Mountain Patient Services 16295 Tower Rd. Aurora, CO 80122 (720) 275-9436


Herbs Medicinals Inc. 435 Mountain Ave. Berthoud, CO 80513 (970) 344-5060


Boulder Compassionate Care 5330 Manhattan Cir., Ste A Boulder, CO 80303

11:11 Wellness

(303) 440-8208

2031 16th St. Boulder, CO 80302 (720) 235-4232

6700 Lookout Rd., Ste 5 Boulder (Gunbarrel), CO 80301 (303) 530-3031

Boulder Kush

Healing House

1750 30th St, Unit 8 Boulder, CO 80301 (303) 447-2900

Boulder Medical Marijuana Dispensary 2111 30th St., Unit A Boulder, CO 80301 (303) 449-2663

Boulder Meds

1325 Broadway St., Ste 216 Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 440-8514

Boulder MMC

2206 Pearl St. Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 449-2888

Boulder Rx

1146 Pearl St Boulder, CO 80302 (720) 287-1747

Boulder Vital Herbs

2527 ½ n Broadway St. Boulder, CO 80304 (303) 440-0234

Boulder Wellness Center 5420 Arapahoe Ave., Ste F Boulder, CO 80303 (303) 442-2565

Boulder’s Unique Dispensary

(303) 554-2004

900 28th St. Boulder, CO 80303

CannaMed USA

Colorado Care Inc

1750 30th St. Boulder, CO 80301 (877) 420-MEDS

Holos Health

2850 iris Ave.

Boulder, CO 80301 (303) 250-9066

3000 Center Green Dr. Ste #130 Boulder,CO 80302 (720)273-3568

Crème de la Chron

New Leaf Wellness

Dr. Reefer’s Dispensary

1325 Broadway, Ste 211 Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 408-9122

Boulder, CO (720) 381-6187

2450 Central Ave. Boulder, CO 80301

1121 Broadway, Unit G-1 Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 727-0711

1303 ½ Broadway St. Boulder, CO 80302

Helping Hands Herbals 2714 28th St. Boulder, CO 80301 (303) 444-1564

High Grade Alternatives 3370 Arapahoe Rd. Boulder, CO 80303 (303) 449-1905

High on the Hill 1325 n. Broadway, Ste 214 Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 545-9333

Indigenous Medicines LLC 1200 Pearl St., #35 Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 402-6975

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

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

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

2885 Aurora Ave., Ste 40 Boulder, CO 80303 (720) 266-9967

Options Medical Center

Root Organic Healing MMC 5420 Arapahoe Ave., Unit D2 Boulder, CO 80303 (303) 443-0240

SOMA Wellness Lounge 1810 30th St., Unit C Boulder, CO 80301 (720) 432-SOMA (7662)

Terrapin Care Station

1501 Lee Hill Dr., no. 22 Boulder, CO 80202

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

5370 Manhattan Cir., Ste 104 Boulder, CO 80303 (303) 954-8402


The Bud

226 S. Main St. Breckenridge, CO 80424 (970) 453-4900

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

The Dandelion 845 Walnut St. Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 459-4676

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

Breckenridge Cannabis Club

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


The Green Room

Relaxed Clarity

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

1006 Depot Hill Rd., Ste 100 Broomfield, CO 80020 (970) 412-5955

The Greenest Green


2034 Pearl St. Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 953-2852

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


1101 Village Rd. Carbondale, CO 81623 (970) 306-3231

Green Miracle Medicinals 443 Main St. Carbondale, CO 81623 (970) 963-1234


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

2043 16th St. Boulder, CO 80302 (720) 746-9064

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All Good Care Center

Cannabinoids MMJ

Epic Medical Caregiver

Mountain Made Meds

329 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (719) 630-5500

516 Arrawanna St. Colorado Springs, CO 80909 (719) 344-9461

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

5162 Centennial Blvd Colorado Springs,CO 80919 (719) 528- MEDS (528-6337)

Alternative Medicine Colorado Springs

Cannabis Alternative Care Services

EZ Natural Alternatives

Mountain Med Club

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

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

296 A S. Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80910 (719) 571-9677

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

4465 northpark Dr. Ste 201 Colorado Springs, CO 80907 (719) 599-4180


Altitude Organic Medicine

Cannabis Connection of the Rockies


Natural Advantage Medical Marijuana Center

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

Ozee Inc.


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


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

Gaia’s Gift 125 Main St. Central City, CO 80427 (303) 582-5329

204 Mt View Ln., #10 Colorado Springs, CO 80907

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

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

Best Budz


4132 Austin Bluffs Pkwy, Ste 4132 Colorado Springs, CO 80918 (719) 598-0168

571 32 Rd. Clifton, CO 81504 (970) 609-4438

Bijou Wellness Center

God’s Gift


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


Briargate Wellness Center

CannaMed USA 2935 Galley Rd. Colorado Springs, CO 80909 (877) 420-MEDS

890 Dublin Blvd., Ste C Colorado Springs, CO 80918 (719) 598-3510

Broadmore Wellness Center Herbal Health Systems 1235 Lake Plaza Dr., Ste 221 Colorado Springs, CO (720) 576-HERB or (877) 304-HERB

Dispensaries 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

1414 S. Tejon St. Colorado Springs, CO 80905 (719) 339-7999

Canna Goods 2363 n. Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80909 (719) 638-MEDS

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

4850 Galley Rd. Colorado Springs, CO.80915 (719)42- CCMMJ( 422-2665)

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

Cannabis Therapy Center 5953 Omaha Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80915 (719) 686-4626

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

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

925 W. Cucharras St. Colorado Springs, CO 80905 (719) 533-1177

Front Range Alternative Medicines

Natural Remedies MMJ

5913 n. nevada Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80918 (719) 213-0118

408 S. nevada Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (800) 985-7168

Genovation Laboratories

Nature’s Medicine Wellness Center

957 E. Fillmore St. Colorado Springs, CO 80907 (719) 632-6026

Hatch Wellness Center 1478 Woolsey Heights Colorado Springs, CO 80915 (719) 591-2151

Humboldt Care and Wellness Center 6823 Space Village Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80915 (719) 597-4292

Integrated Caregiver Services 2579 Durango Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80919 (719) 393-8843

JP Wellness 1741 S. Academy Colorado Springs, CO 80916 (719) 622-1000

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

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

Sibannac LLC 586 S. Academy Colorado Springs, CO 80910 (719) 572-1325

Simple Care Wellness Center 8270 Razorback Rd. Colorado Springs, CO 80920 (719) (719) 268-0612

Sunshine Wellness Center 31 n. Tejon St., Ste 400 Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (719) 632-6192

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DISPENSARy Listing 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

The Healthy Connections 1602 W. Colorado Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80904 (719) 203-6004

The Healing Canna

U-Heal Apothecary

CannaMed USA

Smoking Lowell

101 n. Tejon St., #102 Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (719) 465-3471

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

4986 Lowell Blvd. Unit A Denver, CO 80221 (303) 433-4515

Advanced Medical Alternatives

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

1211 S. Parker Rd., #101 Denver, CO 80231 (720) 747-9999

Health Star Medical Evaluation Clinic

Security Urban Armor

Herbal Health Systems

Alternative Medicine on Capital Hill

The Hemp Center

Watchpoint, LLC

2501 W. Colorado Ave., #106 Colorado Springs, CO 80904 (719) 633-1611

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

Blown Glass and Accessories

The Parc (Patient Activity Resource Center) 957 E Fillmore St Colorado Springs, CO 80904 (719) 632-6026

COMMERCE CITy Colorado Coalition of Caregivers 7260 Monaco St. Commerce City, CO 80022 (720) 987-3669

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

MMD- The Medical Marijuana Doctors 600 Grant St. #350 Denver, CO 80203 (303) 309-6704 or (720) 287-3440

4815 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80220 (303) 388-1882

Emergency Room 5070 Federal Blvd. Denver, CO 80221 (303) 386-4340


Head Quarters

2845 Ore Mill Rd., Ste 6 Colorado Springs, CO 80904 (719) 633-8499

116 S. Alder St. (Sangre de Cristo inn) Crestone, CO 81131 (719) 256-4006

Heads of State

Today’s Health Care


The Secret Stash

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

High Valley Healing Center and Wholesale Apothecary

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

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

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

(719)209-7870 (719)440-5379

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

1269 Elati St. Denver, CO 80204 (303) 351-WEED (9333)

710 E. Speer Blvd. Denver, CO 80203 (303) 586-1200

3692 E. Bijou St. Colorado Springs, CO 80909 (719) 637-7645

The Organic Seed


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

1301 Marion St. Denver, CO 80218 (303) 830-2444 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

1401 Ogden St. Denver, CO 80218 (720) 961-0560

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

Buds on Colfax 1515 S. Adams Denver, CO 80206 (720) 389-9375

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

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

Cure Medical Pharm 990 W. 6th Ave. #5 Denver, CO 80204 (303) 893-2873

Denver Med Stop 5926 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80220 (303) 573-6337

Denver Relief 1 Broadway St. Denver, CO 80223 (303) 420-MEDS

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

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

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

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DISPENSARy Listing 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sense of Healing 1005 n. Federal Blvd. Denver, CO 80204 (303) 573-4800

Tender Healing Care Plaza de Santa Fe 1355 Santa Fe Dr., Ste F Denver, CO 80204 (720) THC-4-THC

The Clinic on Colfax

Discount Medical Marijuana

RiNo Supply Co

Rocky Mountain Farmacy

4625 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80220 (303) 333-3644

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

3100 Blake St. Denver, CO 80205 (303) 292-2680

6302 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80220 (720) 389-9002

The Grasshopper Alternative Medicine

Green Docs

Rocky Mountain High

Stone Forest Bakery

1728 E. 17th Ave. Denver, CO 80218 (303) 388-4677

3330 Larimer St. The Good Building Denver, CO 80205 (303) 339-0214

The Pearl Co.

Greenhouse Wellness Center

1445 Pearl St., Ste 100 Denver, CO 80203 (303) 733-6337

2403 Champa St. Denver, CO 80205 (720) 328-0412

Universal Herbs

Lodo Wellness Center

4950 E Evans Ave Ste#106 Denver,CO 80222 (303) 388-0086

DENVER DOWNTOWN 24/7 Healthcare Centers 3535 Walnut St. Denver, CO 80205 (720) 287-1245

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Patients Plus 4493 n. Washington St. Denver, CO 80216 (720) 435-0546

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

DENVER EAST Cannacopia

3857 Elm St. Denver, CO 80207 (303) 399-3333

City Floral 1440 Kearney St. Denver, CO 80220 (303) 355-4013

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)

846 1/2 Forest St. Denver, CO 80220 (720) 297-0990

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

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

DENVER NORTH 420 Wellness North 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 Cross Clinic i-70 & Federal Denver, CO

Green Medical Referrals Clinic - Denver 5115 Federal Blvd., #9 Denver, CO 80221 (303) 495-5000

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DISPENSARy Listing 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

Rockbrook, Inc. 2865 S Colorado Blvd. Suite 323 Denver, CO 80222 (303)756-0595

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

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

Cannabis and Co. 4379 Tejon St. Denver, CO 80211 (303) 317-3537

Chronic Wellness 3928 Federal Blvd. Denver, CO 80211 (303) 455-6500

The Healing House 123 W. Alameda Ave. Denver, CO 80223 (720) 389-6490

Denco Alternative Medicine


2828 Speer Blvd., #117 Denver, CO 80211 (303) 433-2266

3-D: Denver’s Discreet Dispensary

Doc Danks

4305 Brighton Blvd. Denver, CO 80216 (303) 297-1657

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

La Conte’s 5194 Washington St. Denver, CO 80216 (303) 292-2252

Mile High Medicals 4095 Jackson St. Denver, CO 80216 (303) 955-5413

Timberline Herbal Clinic and Wellness Center 3995 E. 50th Ave. Denver, CO 80216 (303) 322-0901

DENVER NORTHWEST 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

Altitude Organic Medicine Highlands 1716 Boulder St. Denver, CO 80211 (720) 855-MEDS (6337)

4785 Tejon St., Unit 101 Denver, CO 80211 (720) 276-5956

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

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

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

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

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

Mary Jayz Natural Therapeutics

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

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

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

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

4900 W. 46th Ave. Denver, CO 80212 (720) 855-7451


MMJ America

1911 S. Broadway Denver, CO 80210 (720) 536-8965

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

Standing Akimbo 3801 n. Jason Denver, CO 80211 (303) 997-4526

Sunnyside Alternative Medicine 1406 W. 38th Ave. Denver, CO 80211 (303) 720-6761

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

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

The Grasshopper Wellness Center 2243 Federal Blvd. Denver, CO 80211 (303) 501-2010

A Cut Above

Back to the Garden Wellness Center

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

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

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

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

Evergreen Apothecary

1755 S Broadway Denver,CO 80210 (720) 877-3562

1568 S. Broadway Denver, CO 80210 (303) 722-1227

Botica Del Sol

Ganja Gourmet

754 S. Broadway Denver, CO 80209 (720) 340-1SOL

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

Broadway Wellness

Healing Buds

1290 S. Broadway Denver, CO 80210 (303) 997-8413

468 S. Federal Blvd. Denver, CO 80219 (303) 936-0309


Higher Ground, MMC

108 S. Broadway Denver, CO 80209 (303) 200-0565

2215 E. Mississippi Ave. Denver, CO 80209 (303)733-5500

Cannabis 4 Health

Medicinal Oasis

1221 S. Pearl St. Denver, CO 80210 (720) 296-7563

4400 E. Evans Ave. Denver CO 80222 (303) 333-3338


Patients Choice of Colorado

1450 S. Santa Fe Dr. Denver, CO 80223 (720) 388-8420

2251 S. Broadway Denver, CO 80210 (303) 862-5016


Rocky Mountain Caregivers

1640 E. Evans Ave. Denver, CO 80210 (303) 975-6485

285 S. Pearl St. Denver, CO 80209 (720) 746-9655

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DISPENSARy Listing Tender Healing Care

BioHealth, LLC

Rockbrook, Inc.

Alameda Wellness Center

Nature’s Own Wellness Center

1355 Santa Fe Drive, Suite F Denver, CO 80204 (720)THC-4-THC (8424842)

4380 S. Syracuse St., Ste 310 Denver, CO 80237 (720) 382-5950

2865 S. Colorado Blvd., Ste 323 Denver, CO 80222 (303) 756-0595

183 W. Alameda Ave. Denver, CO 80223 (303) 736-6999

927 Highway 3 Durango, CO 81301 (720) 663-9554

THC: The Herbal Center


Rocky Mountain Farmacy

Altitude Wellness 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

The Herbal Cure 985 S. Logan St. Denver, CO 80209 (303) 777-9333

The Kind Room 1881 S. Broadway Denver CO, 80210 (720) 242-8030

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

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

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

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


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

4955 S. Ulster St., #105 Denver, CO 80237 (303) 770-0470

2420 S. Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO 80222 (720) 389-9002

Green Around you

Rocky Mountain Marijuana Dispensary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Metro Cannabis on Hampden Inc.

1126 S. Sheridan Blvd. Denver, CO 80232 (303) 219-4884

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

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

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

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

The Cherry CO. 111 S. Madison St. Denver, CO 80209 (303) 399-6337

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

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

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

Wellness Center

3425 S. Oleander Ct., Unit B Denver, CO 80224 (720) 365-5307

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

Mile High Remedies


4155 E. Jewell Ave., Ste 310 Denver, CO 80222 (303) 419-3896

420 Wellness South 2960 S. Federal Blvd. Denver, CO 80236 (303) 493-1787

3435 S. Yosemite St. Denver, CO 80231 (303) 751-7888

CannaMart 3700 W Quincy Ave., #3702 Denver, CO 80236 (303) 730-0420

Clovis, LLC 4000 Morrison Rd. Denver, CO 80219 (303) 284-3165

Denver Metro Cannabis Couriers 1562 S. Parker Rd., Ste 328 Denver, CO 80231 (720) 227-6939

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

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

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

Bud Med Health Centers 2517 Sheridan Blvd. Edgewater, CO 80214 (720) 920-9617

Greenwerkz 5840 W. 25th Ave. Edgewater, CO 80214 (303) 647-5210

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

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


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


3330 El Dorado Springs Dr. Eldorado Springs, CO 80025 (720) 381-6187


ADG Herbal Medicine

4283 W. Florida Ave. Denver, CO 80219 (303) 934-9503

11 W. Hampden Ave. Englewood, CO 80113 (720) 278-0419

Rocky Mt. Organics

Herbal Options

1015 W. Evans Ave. Denver, CO 80223 (720) 479-8905

3431 S. Federal Blvd, Unit G Englewood, CO 80201 (303) 761-9170

Rocky Mountain Patient Services

Nature’s Kiss Medical Lounge

934 S. Federal Blvd. Denver, CO 80219 (720) 882-5521

4332 S. Broadway Englewood, CO 80113 (303) 484-9327



129 E. 32nd St. Durango, CO 81301 (970) 259-3714

9460 Federal Blvd. Federal Heights, CO 80260 (303) 427-0151

Nature’s Medicine - Durango

Colorado Patient Coalition

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DISPENSARy Listing Front Range Dispensary, LLC

Kind Care of Colorado

8876 n. Federal Blvd. Federal Heights, CO 80260 (303) 429-2420

6617 South College Ave Fort Collins, CO 80526 (970)232-9410


Medicinal Gardens of Colorado

A Kind Place

123 Drake Rd. Ste. B Fort Collins, CO 80525 (970) 282-3811

Abundant Healing 351 Linden St. Fort Collins, CO 80524 (970) 482-1451

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

Cannabis Care Wellness Center 227 Jefferson St. Fort Collins, CO 80524 (970) 689-3210

Colorado-CHRONIX Medicinal Cannabis Community Fort Collins, CO 80526 (970) 227-3366

Colorado Herbal Remedies 1630 S. College Ave., Ste B1 Fort Collins, CO 80525 (970) 472-0203

Colorado Wellness Providers 1425 Cape Cod Cir. Fort Collins, CO 80525 (970) 217-0900

Elite Green Organics 804 South College Ave. Fort Collins, CO 80524 (970) 214-6626

Emerald Pathway

420 S. Howes St., Ste D (Stone House) Fort Collins, CO 80521 (970) 217-0575

Natural Alternatives for Health 1630 north College Ave. Fort Collins, CO 80524 (970) 221-0229

Organic Alternatives 346 E. Mountain Ave. Fort Collins, CO 80524 (970) 221-7100

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

The Generations Natural Medicine 2647 8th Ave. Garden City, CO 80631 (970) 353-2839


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


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


2520 S. Grand Ave., Ste 104 Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 (970) 945-1422

Green Medicine Wellness

7517 E State HWY 86 (720) 346-2772 or (303) 660-2650


Bioenergetic Healing Center

420 Corporate Cir. Ste i Golden, CO 80401 (720) 230-9111


239 27 ¼ Rd, Ste 1 (on frontage road) Orchard Mesa/Grand Junction, CO 81503 (970) 242-2281

Elk Mountain, LLC

Medical Marijuana of the Rockies

Greenlight Care

1802 Laporte Ave. Fort Collins, CO 80521 (970) 631-8776

Cloud 9 Caregivers 2506 6th Ave. Garden City, CO 80631 (970) 352-4119


Nature’s Medicine

Golden Alternative Care



605 Grand Ave. Grand Junction, CO 81501 (970) 424-5264


477 30 Rd. Grand Junction, CO 81504 (970) 270-7229 or (970) 270-7452

Friendly Fire

Mesa Alternative Health and Wellness

496 28 Rd. Grand Junction, CO 81504 (970) 245-2680

842 n. Summit Blvd #13 Frisco, CO 80443 (970) 668-3514

720 Summit Blvd., Ste 101A Frisco, CO 80443 (970) 668-MEDS

555 north Ave., Ste 4 Grand Junction, CO 81501 (970) 778-5151

Nature’s Alternative

4020 S. College Ave., Ste 11 Fort Collins, CO 80525 (970) 377-9950 1740 S. College Ave. Fort Collins, CO 80525 (970) 817-1965

High Desert Dispensary Highly Herbal

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

Rocky Mountain Organic Medicine

S.E.C.A.M. (Serving Parker, Elizabeth, Castle Rock)

1490 north Ave., Ste S Grand Junction, CO 81501 (970) 424-5357




High Desert Dispensary, LLC

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

807 14th St., Ste A Golden, CO 80401 (303) 278-8870

66950 Hwy 85 Fountain, CO 80817 (303) 578-0809

1225 n. 23rd St. #106 Grand Junction, CO 81501 (970) 242-2488

1030 Grand Ave. Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 (970) 384-2026

1612 Laporte Ave. Fort Collins, CO.80521 (970) 672-0885

Medical Herbs of Fountain

Heavenly Healing, LLC

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

1001 Patterson Rd #1 Grand Junction, CO 81506 (970) 424-5393

Weeds 719 Pitkin Ave. Grand Junction, CO 81501 (970) 245-4649


Cannabis Care Wellness Center


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


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

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

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

Kind Pain Management Inc. 2636 Youngfield St. Lakewood, CO 80215 (303) 237-KinD(5463)

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

Mr. Nice Guys 12550 W. Colfax Ave., Unit 119 Lakewood, CO 80215 (303) 233-6423

Natures Herbal Solution

2515 7th Ave. Greeley, CO 80631

9699 W. Colfax Ave., Unit A Lakewood, CO 80215 (303) 232-2209


Post Modern Health

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

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

2801 Colorado Blvd. idaho Springs, CO 80452 (303) 567-9400

Rocky Mountain Wellness Center

420 Highways

Mountain Medicinals, Inc. 1800 Colorado Blvd., Ste 5 idaho Springs, CO 80452 (303) 567-4211

1630 Carr St., Unit C Lakewood, CO 80214 (303) 736-6366

The Healing House 10712 W. Alameda Lakewood, CO 80226 (720) 389-6490

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DISPENSARy Listing Doctors

Herbal Health Systems


Herbal Health Systems

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

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



9715 W. Colfax Ave. Lakewood, CO 80215 (303) 202-9400

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

Heads of State

Lazy J’s Smoke Shop

Botanic Labs

Colorado Patients First

10672 W. Alameda Ave. Lakewood, CO 80226 (303) 985-2113

1811 Hover St., Ste G&H Longmont, CO 80501 (303) 449-1170


Longmont Cannabis Club

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


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

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

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 Blueberry Twist 725 Main St. Longmont, CO 80501 (303) 651-7842

The Longmont Apothecary 1314 Coffman St. Longmont, CO 80501 (303) 702-4402

The Zen Farmacy 323 3rd Ave., Ste 3 Longmont, CO 80501 (303) 774-1ZEn (1936)

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


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


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

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

LOVELAND Cannabis Care Wellness Center 1505 n. Lincoln Ave. Loveland, CO 80210 (970) 613-1600

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

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

Marry Janes 4229 W Eisenhower Blvd., Ste B2 Loveland, CO 80537

MedicalM, LTD (970) 669-5105

Nature’s Herbal Relief Center

MONTROSE ColoMedCenter 4860 n. Townsend Ave. Montrose, CO 81401 (970) 252-8880

MONUMENT Palmer Divide Green Meds (303) 912-2818

MOUNTAIN VIEW Berkeley MMC, LLC 4103 Sheridan Blvd. Mountain View, CO 80212 (720) 389-8081

NEDERLAND Grateful Meds

110 Snyder Street nederland CO, 80466 (303) 258-7703

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

NedMeds (303) 258-7981

One Brown Mouse/ Cannabis Healing Arts 35 and 95 E. First St. nederland, CO 80446 (303) 258-0633

528 E. Eisenhower Blvd. Loveland, CO 80537 (303) 219-6834

Tea Alchemy

Nature’s Medicine


843 north Cleveland Ave. Loveland CO, 80537 (970) 461-2811

Organic Roots 418 8th St. SE, Unit A6 Loveland, CO 80537 (970) 624-6030

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


Headquarters Emporium Dispensary 310 Main St. Lyons, CO 80540

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

98 Hwy 119 South, Ste 2 (303) 258-3561

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


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


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


Mile High Holistics 626 Hwy 105 Palmer Lake, CO 80133 (719) 291-3335

Palmer Lake Wellness Center 850 Commercial Ln. Palmer Lake, CO 80133 (719) 488-9900


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

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


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


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


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

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

Rocky Mountain Herbal Health Center 434 S. Culloch Blvd. Pueblo West, CO 81007 (719) 562-0420


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

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High Country Healing

Comfort Care Centers

191 Blue River Pkwy Silverthorne, CO 80497 (970) 468-7858

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

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS Aloha’s Medical Marijuana Center 21600 US Hwy 40 Milner, CO 80487 (970) 875-0420 (970) 846-7490

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


Phantom Canyon Apothecary 415 Victor Ave. Victor, CO 80860 (719) 689-5560


Colorado Patient Coalition 9460 Federal Blvd. Westminster, CO 80260 (303) 427-0151

Herbal Remedies


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

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

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

ClearLabs Windsor, CO 80550 (720) 785-4788

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

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

3200 W. 72nd Ave. Westminster, CO 80030 (303) 430-0420

Dignity Group LLC

The Nichol’s Factory

Dr. Green Genes

Denver, CO 80218 (303) 238-4428

Westminster, CO (720) 422-5714

Denver, CO 80202 (720) 329-3643


GeNEDics Medical Delivery Service

Cannabis Kindness Caregivers 4045 Wadsworth Blvd. #306 Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 (303) 431-4994

Clone Depot

nederland, CO 80477

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

3505 Kipling St. Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 (303) 547-2252

Mile High Relief Center


Mobile Dispensary LLC

10107 W. 37th Pl. Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 (303) 420-PAin (7246)


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

Denver, CO (303) 886-7030

Denver, CO 80220 (303) 396-5710

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

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

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

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


LAWyERS Rachel K. Gillette 801 Main St, Ste 210 Loouisville, CO 80027 (303) 665-0860

The Joffe Law Firm

Danyel S. Joffe & Sheri Gidan 1776 S. Jackson St., Ste 602 Denver, CO 80210 (303) 757-6572

OTHER BUSINESSES 8 Rivers Restaurant 1550 Blake St. Denver, CO 80202 (303) 623-3422

420 Science

Dragon Chewer

MMAPR (213) 973-DRGn

P. O. Box 40862 Denver, CO 80204 (303) 386-4001

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

Fantazmo Farmaceuticals South Denver Denver, CO 80219 (562) 209-0632

Full Spectrum Labs (720) 335-LABS

Global Transaction Solutions

(800) 728-6597 ext. 1616

Anti-Aging and Wellness

Greenfaith Ministry

(970) 381-1621 tammyhiattmonaco

P.O. Box 024 nunn, CO 80648 (307) 221-2180

Baked At a Mile High

(720) 470-4441

(888) 391-4522 (949) 226-4468

BioTrack THC (720) 432-5051

CannaPunch (303) 242-6643

High Tech Garden Supply 5275 Quebec St., Unit 105 Commerce City, CO 80022 (720) 222-0772

Installation Shoe Gallery

(720) 998-9454

1955 Broadway Ave. Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 440-3820


Joe’s Salon & Barbers


Cheeba Chews

Cool Jars (714) 602-2169

2260 S. Quebec St., Unit 4 Denver, CO 80231 (303) 695-8004

Keef Cola (303) 530-0382

KushCon II

CQB K-9 (719) 494-0345

Lindsay’s Boulder Deli

Dazys (303) 818-0083

1148 Pearl St. Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 443-9032

marQaha medicated beverages

Delta 9 Tekhnologe

(720) 327-2903


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

Dixie Elixirs (866) 928-1623

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

8795 Ralston Rd., Ste 225 Arvada, CO 80002 (303) 955-2655

Mile High Mike (719) 646-2984

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

MMJ Daily Deals

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

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

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

Safer Colorado Denver, CO 80204 (303) 861-0033

Sensible Colorado P.O. Box 18768 Denver, CO 80218 (720) 890-4247

Super Closet (877) GROW-SUPER (877) 476-9787

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

The 420 Deal

The Mad Hatter Coffee & Tea Co. P.O. Box 140266 Edgewater, CO 80214 (505) 690-1316

The Pure Gourmet (303) 501-3967

Tingly Treats Denver, CO 80204 (720) 545-8322


Bio Track BioCare p 61 List of


3-D Denver Discreet Dispensary p 54

Karmaceuticals p 24

420 Science p 97

Keef Cola p 39

420 Wellness p 103

Kindness Medical Cannabis Center p 146

A Cut Above p 95 Alive Herbal Medicine p 59 Alpine Herbal Wellness p 19

KushCon p 64 Kushism (insert)

A Mile High p 19

Lowell Smoking Accessories p 103

Altermeds LLC p 16 & M3 Direct p 38

Alternative Wellness Center p 76

Maryjanes p 16

Altitude Organic p 42 & 43, 79

Medical Herbs of Fountain p 19

Altitude Organic Corp p 87 B Goods p 7 Ballpark Holistic p 54

Mersa Tech p 94 Metro Cannabis p 144

BC Inc. p 74

Mile High Mikes p 46

BioCare p 61

Mile High Remedies p 19

Bio Track THC p 75

MMD of Colorado p 48

Bio Health Wellness p 27

MMJ America p 3

Blown Glass p 123 Botica Del Sol p 19 Broadway Wellness p 5

Natural Advantage MMJ Center p 94 Natural Remedies p 104

Bud Cellars p 77

Natural Remedies MMJ p 145

BuddingHealth p 12 & 13

Nature’s Best P 19

Cannabicare p 73

Nature’s Kiss p 29 & insert

Cannabinoids MMJ p 96

Naturx LLC p 48

Canna License p 111

Northern Lights Natural Rx p 104

Canna Mart p 57 Cann Labs p 42 Caregivers for Life p 70

Organa Labs p 71 Patient’s Choice p 16

Catnips p 143

Post Modern Health p 52

Cheeba Chews p 53

Pure Medical Dispensary p 2

Chef Herb p 116

Rob Corry p 141

City Park Dispensary p 19

Rocky Mountain Caregivers p 85

Colorado Cannabis Caregivers p 94 Colorado Care Facility p 49 Colorado Patient Coalition p 80

Rocky Mountain Herbal Health Center p 96 Rocky Mountain MMJ Dispensary p 90

Comfort Care Centers p 70

Rocky Mountain Organic Medicine p 83

Dacono Meds p 76

Rocky Mountain Wellness Center East p 19

Daily 420 Deals p 28

Safer p 120

Delta 9 Teknologe p 36 & 37

Sense of Healing p 81

DenCo p 65 Denver Canna Club p 18 & 19, insert Denver Kush Club p 105

Sensible Colorado p 88 Simply Pure p 9

Denver Patients Group p 62 & 63

Smithsonian p 19

Dixie Elixirs p 58

Southwest Alternative Care p 111

Doctors Orders p 23

Stone Mountain Wellness p 19

Emerald Pathways p 70

Summit Wellness p 91

Emergency Room p 22

Super Closet p 109

Evergreen Apothecary p 71 Floobies p 19 Full Spectrum Labs p 32

Sweet Leaf p 52 Tender Healing Care p 113

Ganja Gourmet p 21

The Clinic p 142

Golden Meds p 101

The Dandilion p 51

Good Meds p 69

The Farm p 55

Grassroots p 24

The Giving Tree p 52

Grass Roots Organica (backcover) Green Cross Clinic p 4 Green Cross Colorado p 100

The Grasshopper Alt. Medicine p 89 The Green Earth Wellness p 54

Green Miracle Medicinals p 19

The Health Center p 11

Green Mountain Care p 147

The Hemp Center p 27

Green Point Insurance Group p 116

The Kind Room p 84

Greenwerkz p 30

The Releaf Center p 88

Growbot/Hydro Botanical Engineering p 31 Hatch Wellness Center p 15

Timberline Herbal Clinic & Wellness Center p 40

Herbal Connections LLC p 17

Today’s Health Care p 25

Herbal Remedies (centerfold) Herbal Wellness Inc p 108 Herbs Medicinals p 19

Top Buds p 19 Urban Dispensary p 40

High Society Smoke Shop p 68

Ute Miracle Medicinals p 19

Higher Ground p 41

Verde Wellness Center p 47

Highland Health p 107

Von Dank p 33





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Kush Colorado December 2010  

Colorado's premiere cannabis lifestyle magazine

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