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24 Going Green: Carpooling

One way to help the environment is to ride share. Check out sources that can help you go green and contribute to preserving our planet.

10 | The Health Report by J.T. Gold 14 | Rob’s Corner by Robert J. Corry 18 | High Fees by Noelle Leavitt

54 Political Roundup

34 | Best Albums of 2010 by Heather Gulino

State Lawmakers hope to clarify the new medical marijuana laws in the 2011 legislative session.

64 KushCon II

Hosted the “United Nations of the Cannabis Industry” as the leaders, movers and shakers converged to educate, illuminate and celebrate the marijuana movement.

90 Hemp Frozen Desserts

You scream, I scream we all scream for Hemp Ice Scream. The latest and most delicious form of hemp is now a non dairy frozen treat.

100 The Nuggets

With the NBA season in full force, even though the Nuggets are struggling to maintain, check out the action at the Pepsi Center this New Year. 6

30 | Dive In: Dive Bars in Colorado by Charlotte Cruz 46 | Seniors Turn to MMJ for Pain Relief by David Downs 52 | Yoga and Mota by Patrick Harrington 56 | This Month in Weed History by Jay Evans

74 | The Art & Science of Being a Budtender by J.B. Woods 78 | Grower’s Grove by Jade Kine 86 | Silver Surfer Vaporizers by John Green 88 | Strain Review: Heavy Hitter OG by Michael Dillion 92 | We Dig This: Winter Events by Mason Tvert 98 | Cloning Your Way to Success by Tyler C. Davidson 104 | KushCon II Growbot Winner 106 | Colorado Travel: Loveland by Charlotte Cruz 107 | Kushcon II Speaker Review 110 | Colorado Live Music Preview 114 | Chef Herb Recipes 118 | Dispensary Directory


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appy New Year from Kush Magazine and! This past year has been a roller coaster ride for many in the cannabis industry. We saw the passing of SB 1284 this past June, which has set forth the rules and regulations for businesses in the medical marijuana field. Colorado sets itself apart from the rest of the nation in passing statewide legislation controlling dispensing, growing, manufacturing of edibles and drinks containing cannabis as well as medical doctor regulations controlling the prescribing of medical cannabis. Steep registration fees and voluminous reporting requirements and regulations control the industry. This is not an industry for the faint of heart. Those who “passed the test” so to speak must continue complying with the rules that now control this booming industry. What we now know for certain is that the cannabis industry is here to stay. This past December, Kush Magazine and hosted KushCon II in Denver, Colorado (see article p. 64). With over 300,000 square feet and close to 400 vendor booths, this was definitely the greatest cannabis convention ever. Dozens of marijuana activists from all over the country converged for three days to discuss all aspects of cannabis (see article p 107). Hundreds of vendors promoting everything from smoke ware, hydroponics, security systems, clothing, edibles, infused beverages, storage containers, testing labs, hemp products, cannabis and more

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What we now know for certain is that the cannabis industry is here to stay. gathered to display all of the numerous areas the marijuana industry has filtered into. With no medicine on site, the show was attended by over 35,000 participants who wanted to learn about the latest and greatest that the industry has to offer. One lucky conventioneer won a $46,000 GrowBot (see article p 104). Close to $100,000 in prizes were given away by KushCon, not to mention coupons and discounts that the vendors at the show were giving to attendees. The convention also provided non-stop entertainment with concert performances by Mickey Avalon, Asher Roth, The Flobots, Aaron Lewis of Staind, Mix Master Mike, The Dirty Heads, Gregg Rolie lead singer of Santana and Journey, and War. KushCon II applauds and graciously thanks our generous sponsors Full Spectrum Labs,, Dr. Robert Melamede of Cannabis Science, Jammin 101.5, Hot 107.1 and of course GrowBot who gave away one of the greatest holiday gifts ever! We want to also thank each and every vendor that participated in this amazing event. The accolades we have received and the positive feedback from all who participated and attended should confirm that the cannabis industry is a true lifestyle. In the coming year, Kush Magazine and will continue to provide all of the latest information to our readers about the cannabis industry and happenings in your locale. So with a new year upon us, we at Kush wish all of you a peaceful, healthy and prosperous new year. Kush Editorial Board,

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IF YOU’RE ONE OF THE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE RESOLVED TO MAKE 2011 THE YEAR YOU get healthy, then you probably have done this before. The wagon is so easy to fall of, especially when you’re feeling good! So this year, when you’re vowing to take some time off of drinking, or are going to lose those 20 pounds, or are finally going to quit smoking, remember that we don’t get to the point of needing resolve overnight; results are relative to the amount of work we are willing to put in and should be expected to be a marathon not a sprint. Here are some words of wisdom that should help you achieve your goals for 2011.

The best-laid plans are the ones with focus and direction. If your goal is to be healthier, decide what that looks like. Are you going to try to bulk up? Lose weight? Increase stamina? Set a realistic goal for each week and stick to it. If you’re just coming off the couch and have been sedentary, take small steps. You may not be running marathons in 3 months, but you could vow to walk 3 miles a day 3 times a week. This can be achieved simply, quickly and without the burden of a gym membership. Walk your way up to jogging and maybe in 6 months time, try a 5k.

Sadly, this is true and a lot of us are a double-double with cheese. While the occasional trip to our favorite fast food joint is certainly expected, it’s too easy to drive through at lunch. Remember when your mom packed your lunch? She did this because she wanted you to eat well and that wisdom of controlling what you eat should be welcome. Snacking throughout the day helps us to avoid intense hunger pains that often lead us right to the counter demanding the super size option. Snacks like fresh veggies or rice cakes, granola or yogurt keep us full and provide actual nutrients to the fuel the body. After all, that’s what food is—fuel; and you wouldn’t put kerosene in your car, so why would you put fat and salt in your body? Eating several times a day is recommended by nearly every diet expert and the reasons are simple: you need to metabolize and if you go to long without eating, your body goes into starvation mode and the metabolism slows. So eat well, and eat often.

You can’t achieve any level of fitness by lying on the couch or sitting on a barstool, so make a deal with yourself that this is the year to get off your ass. Walking is the only exercise we really need to do if you do it long enough and mix it up with hills or terrain change. You can walk anywhere, for free. Swimming is another great way to boost cardio and increase flexibility. If you hate the gym, find something to play and someone to play with and no, video games do not count. Find a buddy to hit golf balls with, play tennis with, jog with or hit the weights with. If you are both accountable, it makes the chore easier when you have someone to share the load with. Getting back in shape after an absence can be daunting. It’s so easy to fall into patterns of laziness that the turnaround can feel impossible. Do not despair. The body is an amazing machine and all it takes is for you to make up your mind to live better and take better care of your body. After all, it’s the only one we have got and to take good care of it makes you feel better, look better and sets up your chances for long-term health and happiness. Happy 2011 to us all. Live well.



Q: Rob, I am a Colorado patient, and I often carry medicine in my car. What should I do if I get pulled over by the police? ~ T.S., DenveR A: T.S., ThiS iS An iSSuE that confronts nearly every patient in the state. Being pulled over by the police can be a nerve-wracking experience, especially when there is medicine in the car. Police officers are trained to detect the odor of marijuana, and if they smell some purple kush wafting from your window, they will want to search your vehicle. You can avoid this invasive and embarrassing spectacle by staying calm, being courteous, being prepared, and knowing your rights.

If you haven’t received your registry card after 35 days from submission to the Department of Health, the Colorado Constitution states that a copy of your marijuana registry application, “including the written documentation and proof of the date of mailing or other transmission of the written documentation for delivery to the state health agency,” has the same legal effect as a registry card. Therefore, presenting your application and proof of submission to an officer can also absolve you from criminal liability.

Staying calm is important because an officer may suspect you’re are hiding something if you are fidgety or seem especially anxious or nervous. Being courteous is also important because acting rude, arrogant, or sarcastic only escalates the tension, and can give some officers a personal reason to prolong your detention or initiate a search of your vehicle. However, being prepared is the most effective and efficient way to protect yourself from the long arm of the law.

If you aren’t prepared and don’t have your registry card or it’s functional equivalent, the officer will have to take your word that you are a patient in legal possession of medical marijuana, and not a dangerous heinous criminal who possesses a plant that grows naturally on God’s Earth. If you don’t have your paperwork with you and the officer cites you for possession of marijuana, you can still raise the exception and affirmative defense in court. However, presenting proof of your patient status to an officer can save you the expense, time, and stress of defending yourself at trial.

ALWAYS keep your registry card on you, especially when you are transporting medicine in your vehicle. As they say: “Don’t Leave Home Without It.” When an officer smells marijuana emanating from your car, he may erroneously think it is still 1999, when marijuana was illegal for even non-medical purposes. The officer may wrongly believe that the smell alone gives him probable cause to search your vehicle for evidence of the so-called “crime” of marijuana possession. Before the officer conducts a search, presenting your registry card shows the officer that you are in lawful possession of marijuana, and that the Colorado law prohibiting possession of marijuana does not apply to you. You are not required to reveal your status as a medical marijuana patient, ever, but at times voluntarily revealing such status can avert a search.

Critics of medical marijuana have recently voiced concerns about patients driving while medicated. Colorado lawmakers have responded to these concerns by drafting upcoming legislation that clarifies the “legal limit” for active THC in a driver’s blood, much like limits on blood-alcohol levels. This will be a major battle at the Capitol and possibly the courts, because marijuana is not a one-size-fits-all medicine in that one man’s impairment can be another man’s cure. While possession of your registry card or its functional equivalent can shield you from marijuana possession charges, it will not allow you to drive while impaired. The government must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that marijuana impairs you. Some patients drive better after medicating rather than dealing with the debilitating effects of their medical conditions, however, this is still risky. A safer approach is to never drive while medicated, until our society advances to the point where science becomes part of the law. If you are a patient with marijuana in your vehicle and you get pulled over, stay calm! There is no need to make the police think you have committed a crime, if you are innocent. Be polite and courteous, even though it may be challenging to kiss the ass of someone who is cannabinoid-deficient and thus operating on a lower intellectual level. Police officers carry lethal weapons, and it can be wiser to use kindness than poke a sleeping bear. Police take an oath to uphold the Colorado Constitution, which mandates that criminal marijuana possession laws do not apply to patients in possession of a registry card at the time of a police encounter. If you remember to stay calm, be courteous, and be prepared, your encounter with the police should be no more painful than the symptoms of your debilitating medical condition. 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





Dispensaries across the state are struggling to break even as they continue to pay large fees and purchase the expensive equipment currently required for operating legitimate medical marijuana businesses. Employees at Evergreen Apothecary, located in Denver, have worked long hours to ensure it is operating under the medical marijuana guidelines set forth by the state, but it’s a daunting task. “Everyone has that idea that if you build it, the money will come,” said Jessica McCormick, who does all the administrative work at Evergreen Apothecary. Yet, the dispensary has had to shell out tens of thousands of dollars for the equipment needed just to comply with state law. “You have to have a certain scale, and a 2,000-pound safe and security cameras,” McCormick said, adding that those particular purchases add up. “We, and most dispensaries we know, are trying to break even with these fees and requirements.” Sen. Pat Steadman, D-Denver, agrees that dispensary operating fees and costs are too high, but he doesn’t think that the Colorado General Assembly will tackle that issue this year. Instead, he thinks more time needs to pass in order for lawmakers to know for sure what the right levels of fees and costs should be, so that the laws won’t need to be changed yearly. “The fees are a thing we’re going to need a little bit more time with under our belt,” Steadman said. “The security requirements are pretty expensive, too, but I don’t think that’s an issue we’re going to take on this year.” Aside from ensuring that dispensaries have the correct products in house, MMJ businesses have fees they have to pay in order to receive dispensary licenses. It currently costs $1,800 to apply for a dispensary license. And under House Bill 1284, which was passed into law last July, dispensaries have to give the state their first $2,000 in sales to help fund substance abuse programs in Colorado. The money is split between Colorado’s Department of Human Services (DHS) and Department of Health Care Policy and Financing.


Another issue that Evergreen Apothecary has with the current fee structure and law is that dispensary owners are required to grow 70 percent of their own product, which can be an expensive job. “My boss uses the analogy that it’s as if someone goes into all the restaurants and says that you have to grow 70 percent of the beef that you sell,” McCormick said. Herbal Remedies owner Carl Wemhoff said he has dished out $28,000 in fees to stay up-to-date with Colorado’s medical marijuana regulations and code. “If you don’t have enough money, you’re going to be forced out of the industry,” Wemhoff said. However, he does agree with the stipulation that dispensaries have to grow 70 percent of their own product, as he feels it’s the only way to make a real profit. Wemhoff grows 100 percent of his own product, which adds another layer of expenses in itself. He said that he has spent thousands getting his grow facilities up to code. All of the fees collected by the state are used to fund a new department of regulation for the medical marijuana industry in Colorado.

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carpooling, once limited to school trips in the mornings by neighborhood moms, has become an online enterprise with several companies offering to find riders with similar destinations the chance to hook up and share gas, time, wear and tear on the car, and subsequently the environment. Carpooling is one of those wonderful win-win-win situations where everyone gets the better end of the deal. In cities with Carpool lanes, the value of a fellow passenger is immeasurable. If you have ever sat in traffic and watched the carpoolers’ whiz by, you know how lonely and desperate you can suddenly feel, especially when you’re late for work. Carpooling cuts expenses, saves on polluting emissions and saves time.

erideshare.Com This site is a nifty way to find rides 10 minutes or 10 hours away. The sections are broken up into: daily commutes, cross-country travel, errands (medical, grocery, etc) and a groups option where schools, employers, parents, etc can set up ridesharing communities. Erideshare has been around sine 1999 and is a trusted resource for carpooling. You can even view a map that shows how many people are in your area using the service.


Craigslist is where the world meets. You can buy a sofa, get a job, rent an apartment, find a tennis partner and yes, a ride. The rideshare section is located under Community and is a great place to post for free. You can also search the ads that are already posted and find someone who may be looking for the same exact thing you are! And if not, you can always get lost in the Free section and score some fill dirt and a broken Volkswagen.


Ridester is more of an auction –like site where people offering rides post where and when they are leaving, the destination and return (if applicable) and post an asking price for your share of the expenses. The steps are simple and pretty cool. 1. Join Ridester (free) 2. Build a personal profile including your preferences for gender, music, smoking, and age. 3. Enter where you’re leaving from and going to and instantly find drivers going your way. You can filter the trips by asking price and trip date. if there are no matches, you can even save your search and get notified automatically by email (or text message) when new trips are going your way.

Carpooling is a great way to meet new people, save on costs and help the environment. The sites that are dedicated to ridesharing do a good job of giving you the power to choose who you ride with and a sense of the experience before you commit. Be safe, be smart and be green! by Cha r lotte Cruz 24




Welcome to the first installment of Dive In, a stumble through the region’s hidden treasures—dive bars. No matter what kind of nightlife you enjoy, be it clubbing or gothic trance or fancy wine bars in neighborhoods with parking problems, everyone loves a good dive bar. Everyone needs his or her Cheers. To be clear, a dive bar does not have to be gross. It does not have to have bathrooms that would be considered luxurious for a gas station, nor do they have to be falling apart at the seams to fall into this illustrious category. Every neighborhood has a watering hole where the locals go. Everybody has a place to go where everybody knows your name. Whether you pop in for a cameo appearance or are a regular fixture, dive bars are a part of our culture where you can really get to know the locals. And more often than not, the jukebox is like digging out your old cassettes and cd’s and the doors open at 6.a.m. Capitol Hill is where a lot goes on. From the mixture of residents—artists to politicians to the greasy spoon to the gourmet organic café, life bustles on the hill. There are endless bars to explore and this will not be the first time Capitol Hill makes the geographical cut on our search for great dives. Without further ado, the first bar on our prestigious list is:

THE LANCER LOUNGE 233 East 7th Avenue, Denver, Colorado The Lancer is on E. 7th Ave and it is strongly recommended that if you decide to spend a night out here, don’t drive. The drinks are strong, like really strong as they should be in a good dive. If you are planning a long night, you may want to stick with beer because the mixed drinks are real light on the mix. The crowd at The Lancer is everyone. On any given night you may find a hipster crowd mingling with the old-timers who look like they are well rooted in the barstools and probably have been for years. The regulars are always friendly and they take care of one another as if they were family, because they probably are as close as any biological pair may be. If one stumbles out, another will follow to make sure they get home safely. If examining the locals doesn’t offer you enough entertainment (it will), there is a pool table and a pinball machine in the back. These two items are also necessary fixtures in a dive bar, by the way. If you’re one of those people who plays pool every now and again, you may not want to challenge anyone at The Lancer if you are into maintaining your dignity. Every week is shark week at The Lancer. Considered fancy in our dive bar book, The Lancer has a pretty nice patio. The jukebox will fill your void of Johnny Cash, Heart, Twisted Sister or even Belinda Carlisle. Like The Lancer itself, the jukebox is full of variety, so take your goth-loving, granola-eating, masters-degree-seeking, ballgame pre-funking butts to The Lancer. And don’t drive!

Stay safe and happy crawling!






BEST ALBUMS OF 2010 Eminem Recovery

Gorillaz Plastic Beach

Eminem delivers his first grown up album. After a very open and honest confession about his drug addiction, Slim Shady gives us the genius of Marshall Mathers on a record that shows off his wordplay, rap skills and introspection.

The craftiness of Damon Albarn’s cartoon band is exploited in the Gorillaz third album with verve and spunk. The slam on consumer society inspires great cameos from Snoop Dogg, Lou Reed and even Bobby Womak and Mos Def join in the fun.

Robert Plant Band of Joy

Arcade Fire The Suburbs

Robert Plant teams up with Nashville this time around to produce a folksy, misty, Americana album that delivers sultry, country-blues with a little gospel thrown in that is unmistakably Plant and unmistakably incredible.

Arcade Fire just keeps getting better and better and 2010’s foray into the garages of suburban homes serves as both a reminder of the best and worst times of young musical life. Arcade Fire delivers musically, lyrically and nostalgically. Their best album to date, hands down.

The Black Keys Brothers

Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

You definitely get a lot of bang for your buck from this album. The run time is over an hour long and holds 15 tracks. Dan Auerbach, the front man for The Black Keys, delivers pained and poignant lyrics with the same head-bopping grove that brought them early success. Auerbach’s newly perfected falsetto lends itself nicely to the album’s bipolar mood.

Beach House Teen Dream The Baltimore duo have come to shine with Teen Dream. The haunting vocals and eerie melodies feel less emo and more musical this time around as we are watching them grow up before our very ears. While there are still the steamy organ and slide guitar sounds that dig into your soul, the sounds have finally met the songs.

Some have called it a perfect album and that might be right. MDTF is the journey of a hip-hop lifetime. Collaborators galore and a Kanye West who brings a bruised ego and a need for perfect musicianship to the party. The album slams you, breaks your heart, has fun with you and makes you believe again that Kanye being Kanye is sometimes a near perfect thing. Musically. Big Boi Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty The headier and edgier half of Outkast brings the funk. The production is flawless, as one would expect from the musical stylings with choruses being crooned by Jamie Foxx, Janelle Monàe and B.o.B. This is a heavy, get-down, bring the funk down hard record that deserves a good party.





LOUD& CLEAR State lawmakers hope to clarify medical marijuana policy in 2011 legislative session

Despite last year’s legal efforts, the battle to regulate Colorado’s medical marijuana industry still has a long way to go before cannabis businesses can operate smoothly. In the 2011 legislative session, state lawmakers hope to clarify and “clean up” several provisions in Colorado’s complex medical marijuana reforms enacted in 2010. Additionally, a likely new bill will attempt to tackle driving while under the influence of marijuana. Last year, lawmakers spent long hours in committee debating new laws under House Bill 1284 for cannabis dispensaries, medical marijuana card holders, caregivers, growers and doctors. The biggest challenge in regulating Colorado’s marijuana industry is the mere fact that it has never been done before. While lawmakers were amending legislation at the state Capitol in Denver, the cannabis industry continued to operate statewide under unclear guidelines as to how to grow and distribute medical marijuana. After the lengthy legislation passed, marijuana proponents began shuffling through the new state laws, working their way toward running legitimate cannabis businesses throughout Colorado. However, state Sen. Pat Steadman, D-Denver, feels that some of the 2010 provisions need to be revised. He and state Rep. Tom Massey, D-Poncha Springs, plan to introduce a “cleanup” bill by the end of the month.


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~ Senator Pat Steadman

Specifically, Steadman wants to make it faster and easier for cannabis patients to get medicine after they are approved for a medical marijuana card. Under current law, a patient can’t buy products from a dispensary unless they have their actual card in hand, and it currently can take up to 35 days for the state health department to mail a card to a patient after approval. “I’m trying to address the issue of being able to purchase at a center after you’ve been approved,” Steadman said. “It should be just like when you leave a doctor’s office and get your prescription.” The cleanup bill would also address the issue of confidential grow locations. Under current law, it’s required that grow operation sites remain confidential, yet Steadman wants that changed. “It just makes it awkward for the planning and zoning departments to do their job,” Steadman said. Steadman also wants to revise a few product labeling issues within the current law, making standard rules for all edibles and ganja-infused products. Essentially, Steadman and Massey want to lump these many issues into one bill, which some marijuana constituents embrace. Miguel Lopez, who organizes the annual 420 Rally in Denver, just wants legislators to be fair in how they regulate the industry. “I’m calling for common sense and fair regulation,” Lopez said. Another bill that Lopez will be watching closely is the DUID (Driving While Under the Influence of Drugs) bill. “That’s going to go down in flames,” Lopez said. The bill is being drafted by state Rep. Claire Levy, D-Boulder, who wants to set guidelines on how much marijuana users are legally allowed to consume before getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. “The bill will create a per se limit of THC that a driver can have in their blood. It would just create a per se limit to bring clarity to the issue,” Levy told Kush Magazine. “An


officer has to have probable cause to stop a driver; if it’s alcohol, they do a roadside sobriety test. They can do a breathalyzer.” That’s not the case with marijuana, though. The only way law enforcement is able to test for marijuana impairment is through a blood sample, which makes the issue tricky, Levy said. She’s been working closely with the toxicologist at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to create a standard for THC in the blood stream to determine marijuana impairment. What they found is that a driver can have no more than five nanograms of THC per milliliter of whole blood in their system to avoid being classified as “impaired.” “I’m trying to pick the standard that has been validated in the lab that has been associated with impairment,” Levy said. She feels very strongly that the public perception of marijuana use will be more embraced if there are set standards on driving while impaired. “I think that the public is going to be more accepting if they believe” that driving while you’re stoned won’t be tolerated, Levy said, adding that she doesn’t want to overregulate the industry. Levy is also concerned with the current rule that dispensaries must grow 70 percent of their own product. Although she has no plans on drafting a bill to address the issue, she feels that there should be a provision in the law that allows grow operations to have their own businesses. “There are people that are very good at growing and know that side of the business, and there are dispensary owners that are very good at that part of the business but can’t grow,” Levy pointed out. One thing is for sure: Levy hopes that Colorado’s General Assembly can swiftly and successfully tackle medical marijuana issues at the state Capitol this year. “I hope we don’t have a repeat of the marathon sessions that we had in 2010,” she said.




MEDICAL MARIJUANA HAS BECOME A MORE POPULAR CHOICE FOR PAIN RELIEF AMONG SENIORS AGED 55 and older, bringing a whole new demographic to the cannabis industry. Tom Jones, 61, who suffers from pulmonary lung disease, started using marijuana edibles two years ago to help with pain relief and to cut back on taking pharmaceutical drugs. “I’ve reduced my pain meds by about 25 percent, and my illness hasn’t gone forward in two years,” Jones said. “Doctors thought I’d really be deteriorating by now.” Jones lives in a retirement community in Aurora, and he thinks that many seniors who have not tapped into the medical marijuana market would find the same relief he did if they gave it a try. “I think that if seniors are willing to take a shot at it, they’ll find that it really helps with the pain,” Jones said. “The problem with seniors is getting them to realize that it’s not being prescribed to them as a recreational drug.” He gave an edible to his 85-year-old dad once, and it helped him with pain relief. “He says it helps,” Jones said. “If seniors try it, they really do like it.” The Colorado Patient Coalition, a dispensary located in Federal Heights, has seen an increase in the number of elders tapping into MMJ for various ailments.


“We’re definitely seeing an increase in older people using marijuana. That’s kind of been a focus of ours from the beginning,” said Shane Tara, owner of Colorado Patient Coalition. The biggest concern most seniors have when considering using MMJ is whether their privacy will be protected, Tara said. It’s still not clear how much privacy a medical marijuana cardholder has, making it a difficult decision for many to start using ganja. “For a lot of people that’s a really sketchy adventure for them,” Tara said, highlighting that a large portion of the older population is scared of losing government-funded support if they become a registered MMJ user. Yet, seniors who have embraced marijuana as an alternative drug seem very pleased with the results, including Bob Melamede, 60. “The people who need cannabis the most are seniors suffering from age-related illness,” Melamede said. He had knee surgery in 1989 and was told he could no longer run because of the lack of cartilage in his knee. “Had I listened to the doctors, I would’ve stopped running 20 years ago. But as soon as I use it, it makes me go exercise, it makes me go stretch,” Melamede said. “Cannabis is very important to seniors because of its antiinflammatory properties.”

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Yoga & Mota:

Plant Pros & Tree Pose My name is Patrick Harrington and I have been a yoga studio owner in Denver for the last eight years. If you were at KushCon, you might recognize me from Saturday’s Cannabis and Hemp Wellness Panel. Kindness is the name of my new studio—opening February 1. Kindness is a donation-based yoga studio in the heart of Cherry Creek North (2727 E. 2nd Ave). I am writing about the benefits of yoga as it relates to medical cannabis patients. This is very exciting to me. Why? Because these two modalities will accelerate your healing on all levels; mind, body and spirit. Sound familiar? For me, the same could be said about medical cannabis; healing on all levels; mind, body and spirit. Being a part of a very large healing community over the years, I’ve had the unique chance to witness thousands of people heal themselves through yoga. Seriously. Thousands of people. Cannabis and the mindful practices of yoga and meditation will meet you wherever you are at physically, mentally and spiritually. Yoga lowers your stress level. It teaches you to breathe (Take a deep breath now, please...). It helps you sleep, and it helps you wake up, which is interesting. Just as there are different varieties and strains


of cannabis, there are distinct styles to relax and rejuvenate with (Restorative, Nidra, Basics) and styles to invigorate and strengthen you (Power, Anusara, vinyasa, Forest). Yoga increases your range of motion. Flexibility. Coordination. Balance. Focus. Breath. Digestion. Relationships. Everything. The more you do it, the better you are. Period. We all know that medical cannabis can address many symptoms beautifully. It can stimulate the appetites of chemo patients. It can subdue the seizures of epileptics. It can even ease the pain of a migraine. It is certainly not a cure-all though. It has limitations. Stress, whether it’s emotional or physical, is the underlying cause of most illness and even aging. Cannabis can definitely reduce or even temporarily relieve stress, but any patient who’s honestly committed to getting healthy should consider taking a proactive approach. Addressing the root—the source. What results will open up to you when you start a yoga practice? The possibilities are vast. From the mental to the physical, the spiritual to the literal. Yoga is a game changer. Whatever level of physical fitness you possess, yoga will meet you there and encourage you forward with any and all health and healing goals. Come in to Kindness Yoga for a free week of classes and give it a try for yourself:) BTW, our friends at Root Yoga Center have a similar mission—bringing healing and consciousness to the cannabis world, visit them online at




this month in weed history

Birthday Shoutouts!


January Greatness Is It Possibly In the Stars?

This Month in Weed History usually spotlights a particularly memorable moment involving our beloved Marijuana plant whether it be in the continuous battle we all share for its inevitable legalization, the marking of a milestone in that battle, or the celebration of its virtues. We will often remember great moments in its history, by highlighting great concerts (and/or musicians that may have been part of that moment, sometimes with joint in hand). With so many musicians backing the cause, we’ve compiled a list this month. Not that they all smoked Marijuana per say, but their music sure sounds great “…on weeeeed.” Sharing the Capricorn / Aquarius symbols, this list of January standouts is eye-opening. Maybe there is something to the moon and stars…? The greatest thing about comprising this list was thinking about how much weed each and every one of these people may, or may not have smoked during their days on tour, or in the studio. Each artist may have had influences, (or been under the influence) yet not necessarily. In this analysis, it brings to light another subject: the diverse genres and artists making music, and if there is a common thread to great music and the mind-altering affects of Marijuana? Is it possible to think that the use of a common drug may have an effect on whether a person makes great music? Hmm, it seems preposterous, yet so similar in theory to astrology….


There’s only one “King,” and ours was born Elvis Aaron Presley, in Tupelo Mississippi, on Jan. 8th, 1935. Should we just stop there? How can we stop, with so many more... Janis Joplin Jimmy Page David Bowie Rod Stewart Eddie Van Halen Steven Stills Steve Perry Michael Hutchence Justin Timberlake Dolly Parton Ronnie Milsap Placido Domingo LL Cool J Sade Pat Benatar Kenny Loggins Alicia Keys Phil Collins Joan Baez Sarah MacLauchlan Naomi Judd Aaliyah

Jan.19th 1943 Jan. 5th 1945 Jan. 8th 1947 Jan. 10th 1945 Jan. 26th 1955 Jan. 3rd 1945 Jan. 22nd 1949 Jan. 22nd 1960 Jan. 31st 1981 Jan. 19th 1946 Jan. 16th 1943 Jan. 21st 1941 Jan. 14th 1968 Jan. 16th 1959 Jan. 10th 1953 Jan. 7th 1948 Jan. 25th 1981 Jan. 30th 1951 Jan. 9th 1941 Jan. 28th 1968 Jan. 11th 1946 Jan. 17th 1979

and sliding on his knees into the category, (not for his acting abilities, but for his real musical skills with the Blues Brothers) John Belushi - Jan. 24th 1949.… Wow, this list covers many genres - food for thought….


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Denver anD the rest of the country will never be the same following the three day KushCon II Cannabis Lifestyle Convention that took over the Colorado Convention Center last month. Leading up to the event were busses, billboards. radio and print ads all saying “Have a Kush Day�, come to KushCon. With over 35,000 people in attendance, more than 400 booths of vendors and organizations from all over the world, dozens of world-class keynote speakers, and some of the biggest names in the music industry, KushCon II shaped up to be the greatest medical cannabis event in history. And surveying the entirety of over 340,000 square feet at the Colorado Convention Center, the message of the medical marijuana revolution was never more evident: the movement is here, and it is here to stay. KushCon II showcased both the current state and future of the cannabis industry, embracing education, health, lifestyle, diversity, and continual expansion and advancement as its fundamental cornerstones. And all the while, everyone that came to partake in the festivities or to just check out all of the excitement had a great time! Diversity was present in every aspect of KushCon II, and it is one of the qualities that the evolution of this industry in its infancy has sincerely embraced. People attended the event from all over the world and almost every state in the country including medical cannabis states, such as Arizona, Colorado, California, Hawaii, Montana, Michigan, and Rhode Island, as well as non-medical states including New York, Mississippi, Texas, Florida and Arkansas. There were people of all ages, kids to senior citizens, people of all different races, occupations, and economic classes, current medical patients and


curious newcomers. There were businesses ranging from medical cannabis dispensary centers to financial services companies, software engineers, cooking classes to legal advisors, security firms to edible manufacturers as well as glass blowers to prominent politicians. It is really not a fair statement to say that conventioneers were primarily comprised of any specific demographic. One medical cannabis testing company, for example, whose booth was continuously busy, is an independent research company that uses their laboratory to identify the particular chemical composition of a particular strain of marijuana. Employing PhDs as well as lab technicians, their scientific research allows dispensaries to more accurately prescribe medicine to fit patient’s needs, and at the same time assure the patient that the product is not contaminated with harmful pesticides. Advancement in technology also has come to both the way medical marijuana centers run their businesses to the ways in which patients medicate. The software created by one vendor brings hi-tech internet cloud technology to local dispensaries, ensuring that all of their patient and business records are in kept in strict compliance with state laws. There were numerous beverage and edible companies promoting state-of-the-art manufacturing and distillation processes, in conjunction with lab testing of their products, offering to provide the purest most suitable, and best tasting assortment of infused medicine to their patients. Business acumen and technology present at KushCon II equaled the diversity of the patrons in attendance. Professionals from a wide variety of industries are now bringing their expertise to the medical marijuana industry, expanding the possibilities of the cannabis world like never before. And as the technology expands, so does the user base; and as the amount of the users expands, so does the technology, and the synergy they give to one another is taking the industry to unprecedented levels.


Several vendors expressed that they were very pleased with the results they achieved at KushCon II. Many said they completely sold out of the products they brought to sell. Others seeking new relationships and promote their services said they were very happy with their increased patient count following the show. KushCon II was also jam packed with first rate entertainment catering to a wide array of tastes. Musicians from equally diverse backgrounds and genres highlighted the concert series presented daily during all the three days of KushCon II. Day one saw rappers Mickey Avalon and Asher Roth perform alongside Colorado based super group, The Flobots. Saturday’s lineup followed with performances by Aaron Lewis of Staind, a set by Mix Master Mike of Beastie Boys fame, and a killer performance to close the evening by Rolling Stone Reggie- Rock breakout band of the year, The Dirty Heads. The mega concert series concluded on Sunday with special old school recording artists featuring Rock n Roll hall-of-fame inductee and former Santana Band founder and lead singer Gregg Rolie, and wrapping up with California funk delivered by 70s legends, War. Fittingly, it was the cannabis revolution that united such a seemingly disparate group of musicians. To accompany this list of artists spanning multiple genres and generations was the most extensive panel of influential activists and community leaders ever assembled to speak about the medical marijuana revolution, and medical cannabis industry ever assembled in the same place at the same time. Over 65 men and women—business owners, entrepreneurs, politicians, horticulturalists, and activists—spoke for more than 12 hours about the current and future state of the cannabis industry, covering financial, social, political and health issues on the national front as well as in Colorado, California and beyond. This panel addressed the desires of the attending public to be educated concerning the many pressing issues surrounding cannabis and combating complex inherent issues with tangible solutions to encourage the spread and sharing of usable and empowering knowledge to keep things moving in a positive direction. Once again, the diversity and breadth of the panel of speakers truly showcased the multiple facets of KushCon II. One panel comprised solely of women from all walks of the movement demonstrated the changes that have resulted due their respective and collective dedication and power that women in the cannabis movement have made and are continuing to make, past, present and future. And in between the vast array of first class entertainment and dissemination of invaluable information and education about Cannabis, KushCon found time to conduct the mega 4:20 give away of well over $100,000 of free gifts to the attendees including a fully equipped $46,000 mobile GrowBot cultivation system. Simply, the breadth and scope of KushCon II was unlike anything the cannabis industry has ever seen. Never before has there been such a large diverse group of people gathered under one roof to be a part of the growing medical cannabis insurgency. The organization and dedication to the cause by the patrons, participants, Kush Magazine, performers, and speakers, has rightly shown the seriousness of this movement. It has without a doubt exposed to all, the political, social and economic power of cannabis. KushCon II has shown that the synergy of diversity, education, and advancements on every level have been and will continue to be the sources from which the medical marijuana revolution and the efforts to thwart prohibition will continue to thrive and expand into uncharted territories. For complete album of photos from KUSHCON visit



Winter X Games

in Aspen… For Free? WhAt More Could You Ask For?


ow that the holidays are in our rear-view, we can focus on what’s really important: crazy, sick Skiing, Snowboarding, and Snowmobile tricks like Ollies, 360s, Helicopters, BackFlips, McTwists, Chicken Salads, PopTarts, Mule Kicks, Tailfishes, Twisters, Fender Grabs, No Footed Can Cans, Supermans, and No Footers. Whoooooooohooooooooo!!! Yeeeeaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! You get the picture, dude - It’s Winter X-Games time!!! And ESPN is coming back to Aspen/ Snowmass Jan. 27th - Jan. 30th, for the glorification of all that is “rad!” The 15th annual winter action sports competition features athletes from around the world, competing for medals, prize money, and maybe most importantly, the respect from their athlete peers. The X-Games, (both Summer and Winter) have grown exponentially in popularity since 1995. The events have become a quasi - Olympics for extreme athletes and earning X-Games Gold can translate into millions in prizes and endorsements. These extreme athletes are household names now, and have found these games to be their main-stage. With some of the most amazing feats of athleticism, these “extremists” continue to push the limits of physics, pulling off more and more difficult and daring tricks with every passing year. What was once only done on a BMX bike, is now being done with a 450 pound snowmobile. Truly incredible! The Winter X-Games will be held at Buttermilk Mountain. For all-inclusive event packages, you can call 888-649-5982, or email at info@ But guess what, locals? If you can get up to the mountain, the events are FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! With so many killer events, and jaw-dropping action, you just can’t miss. This is the weekend to book your stay, grab your board, and get “high”…. up the mountain, of course.

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Here’s a list of events to cHoose from:


Big Air Skier X Men’s Skier X Women’s Mono Skier X (Men’s & Women’s combined) Slopestyle Men’s Slopestyle Women’s SuperPipe Men’s SuperPipe Women’s SuperPipe High Air

snoWboArd Big Air Slopestyle Men’s Slopestyle Women’s Snowboarder X Men’s Snowboarder X Women’s SuperPipe Men’s SuperPipe Women’s

snoWMobile Best Trick Freestyle Knock Out SnoCross Adaptive SnoCross








The Art and Science of being

a Budtender

Medical marijuana patient Johnny Green recently decided to try a new dispensary after being referred there by a friend. “I wanted to work with budtenders that knew their medicine and I felt comfortable with how they operate,” said Green. Medical marijuana patients today have many choices as to where they buy their medicine. If they don’t particularly care for the treatment at one dispensary, they easily can drive a mile in any direction— especially Colorado’s Front Range—to find what they are seeking. The level of competition for patients has forced many dispensaries to remodel their locations, demonstrate compliance, and create environments for patients to feel safe and comfortable. Ultimately, the professional service and relationship with patients established by budtenders can make or break a business. The profession of budtender has quickly evolved over the last year into a highly sought after position. Dispensaries seek qualified applicants, and individual job seekers are out to prove that they have what it takes. The work of a budtender is a balancing act between art and science. The “art” is the interaction with patients to develop trust and understand their needs. The “science” is having knowledge of a vast number of marijuana strains, which can top one hundred at some of the larger dispensaries. The title itself was most likely a derivative of the word bartender—the cannabis industry just swapped out “bar” for “bud.” Budtender Daniel Sanchez of Pure Medical Dispensary in Colorado Springs remembers when a new patient said, “It’s nice to see that you have all of your teeth,” referring to his former budtender who apparently lacked some dental hygiene. Besides Sanchez being able to provide service with a smile, Pure Medical goes several steps further by having a dress code, name tags, and refreshments for patients to enjoy. Sanchez believes that patients appreciate the professionalism. Just like pro athletes that train daily, great budtenders must know their product and patient in order to excel at their jobs and provide a valuable service. Mitch Woolhiser of Northern Lights Natural Rx in Edgewater, Colorado remembers visiting a dispensary and asking the budtender,“Can you tell me about white widow?” The response felt like a brick hitting the ground—“Those buds are $25.00 in the jar.” replied the employee. This budtender had not learned the important skills of listening and being informative, attributes that many patients require or expect in this competitive industry. Mitch uses this unfortunate experience by offering the complete opposite at Northern Lights. They make it a practice to listen to their patients, know their product well, and understand how medical cannabis affects patients physiologically and emotionally. “I like to look at the history of what the patient has purchased from past visits to help determine if the treatment working,” says Mitch. In order to stay informed, many budtenders have books available— such as The Cannabible—for those occasions when a patient asks about an unfamiliar strain. Initiating further education is common practice for Mike Maes, who is a budtender at Infinite Wellness of Fort Collins. Maes researches strains online through his favorite website, These resources provide Maes with the product knowledge that is required to be confident behind the counter.

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There is a strong desire by medical marijuana patients for legitimacy and safety at dispensaries. Even though Maes can easily recognize many of his repeat patients, he will verify their registration card as if they were a new client. “Our patients like the fact that we are legitimate and that we confirm their information,” says Maes. “Patients don’t want to feel as if they are working with a drug dealer in a backroom or behind a curtain. We also understand that their information is private and should be treated with the respect it deserves,” he continued. Assessing how a patient is feeling comes in many ways. Budtenders must have the ability to quickly identify the patient in front of them as to their mood or demeanor, while being careful not to judge them incorrectly. Many patients that appear healthy can be suffering immensely inside. This is where the art of intuition takes over for the best budtenders in the industry. Sanchez from Pure Medical says, “the work I do is about reading people. We have a lot of people who come to our dispensary that are suffering from difficult medical conditions.” His job is to be able to read those patients without being intrusive. “I like to ask questions like—what are you looking to solve today?” or “what did you have last time and how did that work for you?” These questions allow patients to feel comfortable enough to share their situation and begin to build trust. The art and science of budtending is tethered with the testimonials from patients they have impacted through the patient and caregiving relationship. Woolhiser from Northern Lights remembers a patient who reluctantly tried an edible after suffering from chronic back pain for 15 years. It was a moment of celebration when his patient expressed that he experienced his first sound sleep in ages. Today his wife purchases canna butter to make cookies for her husband. A patient testimonial remembered by Maes from Infinite Wellness was when he recommended edibles to a cancer patient who uses an oxygen tank to breath. She was skeptical at first, but was ecstatic with the results and thanked Maes for having the knowledge to recommend an alternative form of treatment. It doesn’t matter what kind of business it is, as those tried and true qualities of experience, knowledge and a desire to please customers are relevant to success. As Sanchez from Pure Medical said, “honesty still works behind the counter.”



One of the most prevalent misconceptions regarding how to fertilize cannabis is that more is better. Whether you’re asking for advice at your local hydroponic

store or searching online grow forums – you’ll notice that almost everyone seems to agree that the goal of fertilizing Cannabis is to “force” as much nutrients into the plant as possible. So it doesn’t surprise me that 9 out of every 10 growers I meet today over-feed their crops to some degree, many of them significantly. Some of them are otherwise very proficient growers with many years of experience and good looking product to show off, but when it comes time to burn a joint of their pretty herb, the visual appeal is forgotten in a cloud of harsh, heavy smoke that really irritates the throat and lungs. Smoking Cannabis is supposed to be a pleasant experience from the first whiff of a new bag to the last tasty toke off a joint. By understanding what fertilizer is, when the plant wants it and how to know the appropriate amount to feed, growers can yield as much or more than they ever have while improving the quality of their crop significantly.

First things first – what we call “plant food” is more appropriately called fertilizer or nutrients. A plant’s “food” supply is actually sugars – simple carbohydrates made through photosynthesis. Plants make their own food out of light, air (CO2) and water. Fertilizer - the stuff that we’re supplying in those fancy bottles with big claims on the labels - is actually more like multivitamins for humans than it is to actual food. Now, if you take a good cross section of traditional tips regarding Cannabis fertilization and boil them down, you’ll get something that goes like this: find the maximum feeding level for your plant by adding increasingly larger amounts of fertilizer until mild symptoms of overfeeding occur (like leaf curl or burned leaf tips), then back off slightly to the point where the symptoms are no longer seen. (continued on page 80) 78 78


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plants both receiving the same nutrient solution of 1000 ppm worth of fertilizer. If an indica plant is consuming a gallon of water per week and a sativa plant is consuming 2 gallons of water per week, then the sativa is actually receiving twice as much fertilizer overall because the fertilizer is suspended in the water and the plant has no choice but to drink. For this reason, sativa varieties should be given lower concentrations of fertilizer due to the fact that they typically drink more water. Indica varieties can tolerate higher concentrations of fertilizer in the root zone, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they enjoy it. Indica plants have simply adapted to regions that are more arid. As soils get dry, the nutrients become concentrated in the remaining amount of water. The last few drops of water in a dry soil will be extremely concentrated with fertilizer. (That’s why you never want to apply nutrient water to extremely dry soils – always re-wet the media with unfertilized water if they get really dry.) This adaptation gives indicas the ability to withstand higher levels of fertilizer in the root zone than sativas but it’s still very important to note that tolerance is not preference. Just because a variety can tolerate the 2000 ppm solution you’re determined to give it, doesn’t mean that it is performing at its peak or yielding as much as it could. It might be yielding the nutrient companies a big return, but your crop is probably just overfed.

What We Want vs. What Our Plant Wants When it comes to Cannabis, what we want is resin – the sticky psychoactive stuff. When plants are properly fed, they produce plenty of flowers and resin. The plants want to produce as many flowers as possible – it’s in their best interest and it’s what we want as well. The difference between our desires and the plant’s is that the plant is trying desperately to reproduce with its flowers and we’re trying to stop it from reproducing so that the buds swell with resin instead of seeds. The point here is 2 fold. First of all, you don’t have to cram as much nutrients into your plant as possible for it to yield well - the plant wants to get big on its own. Secondly, when a plant is given more fertilizer than it needs to produce its structures, it just keeps storing nutrients as a survival mechanism. If the female plant goes un-pollinated, it’s just going to keep storing nutrients in an attempt to hopefully survive a mild winter and re-grow in the spring. Despite being an annual plant, un-pollinated females will frequently live through a mild climate winter (like many places in California) and sprout new vegetative growth when the days start to get longer. So, overfed plants simply keep storing up excess fertilizer in the hopes of later re-growth. At a certain point, the extra fertilizer doesn’t contribute to the development of flower structures or the production of resin, it’s just building up. The plant doesn’t know that we want it to burn cleanly after we harvest it; it’s just thinking about how to live long enough to make a seed. As for adding weight, excess fertilizer actually contributes very little and besides, that’s not the weight you want. When the plants aren’t forced to cope with storing excess fertilizer, they use all their energy and available resources to build as many flower sites as possible (hoping for seeds) and then use their energy to fill the empty seed pods with resin (as a defense mechanism to keep animals from eating them). What we want is resin weight, not fertilizer weight. If you take 2 nugs of equal size and shape, but one is clearly more resinous, then that nug will always weigh more. An excess of fertilizer in the bud contributes little in the form of weight but can essentially ruin otherwise excellent pot. Again, the plant wants to grow big flowers and swell with heavy resin. Growers need to stop thinking about fertilizing in terms of force feeding the maximum amount and start thinking about it as “covering your bases”. It’s very easy to get lost in all

the hype and claims on the nutrient bottles – at times it seems as though you need every product in the store. Don’t get overwhelmed. The best gardens I’ve seen are the product of well managed environments – not the result of a magic bottle. When plants are provided with ample, but not excessive nutrients, in a good environment, their genetic potential is easily realized. If you love to feed your plants, try reducing your fertilizer strength by 20% on a few representative plants and see the results for yourself. If they start doing substantially better, you may want to try another small scale trial of fertilizer reduction and reduce the concentration even more. Not only will you start saving money on nutrients immediately, I bet those are also the plants you smoke first. For those aiming for the highest standard of quality in their medicine, less is more when it comes to fertilizer.

In Next Month’s Growers Grove: We’re going to take a closer look at some common garden styles and the EC values that work best in those conditions. Many factors can be involved in finding just the right nutrient concentration for your crop. Among these are Cation Exchange Capacity, pH and the concentration of fertilizer in the garden’s runoff water. With these considerations in mind we’ll look at healthy standards We’re also going to take a closer look at rinsing agent products to better understand when and how to use them (if at all) and how to know when it’s time to rinse. Methods for improvement of outdoor soils and a discussion of outdoor fertilizers will also be covered. Until then, Happy Holidays from the Grove!

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Left to Right: Silver Surfer Vaporizer Unit, Da Buddha, “Right Past the Light” Vaporizer designed by Jay Alders

SSV In a twist of irony Steve’s story represents the quintessential tale of the American entrepreneur. As Silver Surfer vaporizers continues to gain international presence in the world of smoking accessories and beyond, each failure and success of the company ultimately rests with Steve. So far the successes have outweighed the failures, and regardless, Steve has a unique ability to take what might be considered debilitating failure and turn it into great success. It is not surprising over the last few years Silver Surfer has sold thousands of products across the globe and developed a brand recognized for making some of the finest vaporizer products available. Silver Surfer vaporizers is the result of a combination of Steve Kelnhofer’s hard work and determination to prove himself the best at what he does, his wits as a business man to know what people want and how to give it to them, and his misfortunes (or fortunes depending how you look at it) due to the legal status of a certain plant. Steve started out his career completing a five year apprenticeship program and working as a union electrician. However, in 2002 he was charged with cultivation of cannabis and was laid off for violating company policy. Out of work and unable to practice his trade, Steve viewed this as an opportunity to begin his own business. He considered starting a clothing line but realized he did not have the necessary start-up capital requirements, so instead he teamed up with a

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Silver Surfer Vaporizers by JOHN GREEN | photos by ROBB FRIEDMAN

friend who worked at an adult toys distribution center, started a company called 7th Floor, bought a book on HTML, and spent three months learning how to code and building a website selling sex toys online. For a few months things were good for Steve and his website. He figured that people like sex and if they were inclined to purchase accessories to make it better they would go to Google, and through whatever inquiry submitted geared towards the indulgence of their fantasies, if his site was among the top rankings for search returns his business would be successful. His site sat near the top and attracted a good deal of traffic until Google changed their algorithm, dropping Steve’s site from relevance to the throngs of online sex toy buyers. What seemed like another failure provided Steve with inspiration to consider a new venture, leading to what would become the Silver Surfer. Steve had been using his friend’s vaporizer for over a year and loved it compared to the traditional smoking experience, however he noticed issues with the poor design of this vaporizer and became disappointed because it was continuously breaking and needed to go into the shop for repair. Steve decided to use his experience as an electrician to build his own vaporizer. Steve researched the parts he needed for the heater and the tube, and built his first vaporizer from home with his old tools by

hand. The basic functioning model was complete except for the glass. Steve searched his town for someone to help make the parts he needed, but with no luck turned to the internet where he bought a book on glass blowing. He picked up the proper supplies, set up a small glass blowing studio, and spent a couple months learning how to make the pieces needed to fit his vaporizer. Finally, Steve had the first Silver Surfer model up a running. Steve soon turned his house into a Silver Surfer production center, making six more models of the same version as the first vaporizer for his friends, and using his personal experience of making each product and criticism from his friends to continue to refine the Surfer. After this Steve saw the potential of the distinct vaporizer model he created and began to consider how to bring the product to the greater market and expand his 7th Floor company. Steve went at it for over a year and a half building and selling vaporizers from his house, hiring employees to handle production and assembly, outsourcing part orders to production factories in China and other countries to reduce costs, selling products independently through Ebay, and developing the Silver Surfer brand from the ground up. Demand soon overwhelmed the space available and Steve moved into his own head shop creating a retail outlet for the Surfer and other products. Today Silver Surfer has grown into a major presence in smoking culture focused on delivering unique variations of smoking and vaporizing devices and accessories and selling their products online through a few partnering e-commerce retailers as well as in smoke shops around the world including the USA, Canada, Australia, and countries in Europe and Asia. The Silver Surfer is still the mainstay of the company, featuring top quality in functionality and design in addition to unlimited options for customization of glass knobs, wands, covers, mouthpieces, and logos. The piece is extremely durable, easy to use and maintain, and delivers an excellent vaporizing experience that is healthier than smoking while still producing the desired effect, tasting great, incorporating oil diffusion to enhance the scent, and conserving product in the process.

Beyond the Surfer, the company has the Da Buddha vaporizer which is a cheaper alternative to the Silver Surfer appealing to a greater quantity of users still placing importance on function and design, but featuring less options for art and customization. Recently, the Life Saber vaporizer has been introduced as a portable vaporizing option again placing the same importance on durability, function, and design as the rest of the line. The company also sells a wide variety of other accessories from glass to grinders, not to mention their own line of SSv clothing. Steve plans to further expand the Silver Surfer and his other products by overcoming key challenges such as meeting demand for products, continuing to make business operations more efficient, and meeting the funding required for growth by staying true to his original design principals while developing new products and building the Surfer brand through sponsorships of artists and musicians who can help spread the word. If you would like to share some of Steve’s success it is highly recommended you check out the Silver Surfer and the other product offerings from his 7th Floor. For more information on these products visit

The Life Saber Vaporizer


Hea vy Hitter

Strain review by Michael Dillon

Heavy Hitter OG is a kush well worth its title. It’s hard hitting cannabis that doesn’t disappoint the common, or casual smoker. This strain is really just classic OG kush with a bit of an extra kick, giving it the appropriate ‘Heavy Hitter’ name. It can be hard to trust a name in marijuana, as many strains tend to be boast via title, but HH lives up to the claim in the name.

Heavy Hitter has a medium to light green color with a healthy portion of red hairs, and a reasonable amount of trichomes, creating that shine that so many of us connoisseurs know and love. Buds were very dense, making for good grinder material. Smell is sweet, piney, and overall very fresh. The smell is really nice and quite potent, which sort of functions as warning for the strength of the buzz (in case the name wasn’t enough). When I first brought this home, within one minute of opening the bag my roommate asked if I just got some new pot, and he was swiffering the floor in the other room. So yeah, it’s strong in a lot of ways. The taste is that of pure kush; nothing too sweet, sour, fruity, or anything else. It’s just the way you dream of great kush hitting your taste buds. HH has a high that creates a somewhat hazy effect, where it may be hard to communicate, and become easily lost in your own thoughts. For someone who may only smoke occasionally or recreationally, this could put you down for a while. Also it causes giggles, physical soothing, and an overall relaxation that should lighten any previously dark mood. This isn’t a strain you’ll need to smoke a lot of, which is always nice on the lungs, throat, and wallet. Similar to other OG Kush strains, Heavy Hitter OG is a strong indica, with all the wonderfully mellow, soothing qualities that come along with the indica name. The precise origin wasn’t specified, but you can bet your booty that it’s grown somewhere here in our fine state of legalized medical marijuana. Can be a little tricky asking for it, as my merchant seemed to think I was just asking for a ‘heavy hitting’ strain of OG Kush.... turned out they didn’t have the strain anyway. Never a bad idea to call around to several dispensaries in advance to see if they have some in stock, but it should be available.

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HH OG is great rainy day weed; perfect for those long afternoons where typical ‘stoner’ activities seem like the only right thing to do. Grab the remote control, order some delicious delivery treats, and suck down that pretty little bowl. A good blanket/snuggie and your favorite sweatshirt are all the company you really need to feel all warm and cuddly the solo way. Really the ideal way to enjoy this kind of buzz because you don’t have to talk to anyone, and it’s ok to get lost in thought for 15 minutes straight without vocalizing a word. Overall, a big thumbs up to Heavy Hitter. It’s economical, enjoyable, and potentially enlightening. Recommended smoking for all the kush lovers out there.



With so many great Hemp products out there to spotlight, Hempful Hints spends great effort bringing you new and exciting ones to enjoy. We’ve told you about the many health benefits, and some outstanding products optimizing the strengths of this wonder-plant, and now we want to take a break - not your normal 420 break, but one with a different satisfaction. This break is more the type to enjoy with your kids, or during the holidays with family. We’re talking about the Cool Hemp product line, which includes Frozen Desserts, Energy Cookies, and even Cool Hemp Protein Powder, Hemp Balm, and Hempseed. Let’s stay focused on the sweet stuff though.... Owners Christina and Robbie Anderman make their non-dairy frozen desserts using 100% organic products, including the innovative use of Hemp oils to reproduce the creaminess of “ice cream”, or in this case, frozen dessert. Cool Hemp Frozen Dessert comes in Chocolate, Maple, and Natural. Rich in nutrition, a small 125 ml portion of Cool Hemp provides you with half your daily need of the Essential Fatty Acids Omega 3 and 6, as well as being high in iron and calcium. It’s yummy too!!!! What better to accompany a frozen dessert than a delicious cookie, right? Cool Hemp’s wheat-free, vegan cookies are a great source of fiber, Iron, Thiamin, and Niacin, and come in Raisin, and Chocolate Chip (of course). Not only is their plant certified by the OCPP/ Pro-Cert which governs all organic foods in our country, but their product line is Kosher - and that is governed by a much higher power. Their packaging is earth friendly with the vision of using hemp fibre packaging in the future. Even their community farm is solar-powered, with wood and solar heat, and they use only recycled or tree free hemp paper. Since they are a Canadian based company, most of their products are only available in Canada. However they do have a limited number of products available online for purchase. For more info on acquiring these Cool Hemp products, go to Your taste buds will thank you! Living Harvest located in Portland, Oregon also provides great frozen hemp desserts called Tempt™ made from hemp milk (filtered water and hulled hemp seeds) available in 5 delicious flavors --vanilla Bean, Mint Chip, Coffee Biscotti, Chocolate Fudge and Coconut Lime. These yummy non-dairy desserts provide all the benefits of the hemp seed featuring the essential fatty acids of Omega 3 and 6. Living Harvest also sells Hemp Milk in five flavors including original (sweetened and unsweetened), vanilla (sweetened and unsweetened) and chocolate. To see a complete list of these earth friendly products check out While their frozen desserts are not currently available for ordering online, their milk, protein powders and hemp oils are.

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We Dig This

Winter Events


In Colorado by JAY EvANS

Colorado has an array of great things to do. There are the beautiful outdoors to take advantage of, with access to some of the best snow, and Winter sports facilities in the world. We also have a great heritage of Western sports, Rodeos, Round-ups, and the wrangling of pretty much anything that runs wild on four legs. And of course there are the health nuts out there, up early, jogging in the cold, and making us all look bad. You know who you are. Don’t be ashamed by this public outing. We respect you for what you do - it’s just that we don’t like doing it. So anyways, we here at KUSH figured we’d cover the gamut in this January’s We Dig This. So here’s a lil’ something for everyone out there, to kick off your New Year. Steamboat Springs will host the 98th Annual Winter Carnival, Feb. 2nd - Feb. 6th. This seasonal hit started in 1914 as a way to deal with “cabin fever,” and now this community based event allows us to show off our town, and welcomes all to “Ski Town USA.” The festivities include events such as: Ski Jumping competitions, a Snowboarding Jam Session, the Soda Pop Slalom, a Tubing Party, the Diamond Hitch Parade which includes the High School band on skis, the Street Events on Lincoln Avenue, and the Night Extravaganza at Howelsen Hill, including a brilliant fireworks display and the famous Lighted Man. That last Saturday and Sunday, hundreds of people line Lincoln Ave. to witness the Street Events. These events feature children being pulled behind horses down Lincoln, on skis and snowboards. There is the Street Slalom, Ski Joring (whatever that is?), Ring & Spear (sounds dicey), Ring & Box (sounds expensive), and the famous Donkey Jump. This just sounds outright dangerous, yet somehow it’s been sanctioned by the city, so… maybe you should plan on seeing it, just to say you were there. Go to for all the details.

Now, if livestock, the hunting and/or killing of livestock, the eating of livestock, or the watching of men and women riding, and doing strange things to livestock is your thing, then we have an event for you!!! The National Western Stock Show - taking place January 8th - 23rd. With many venues around town facilitating these events, checking the schedule at is advised. Besides the Rodeo, Horse Shows, Livestock Shows, Trade Show, and great food concessions, there will also be a great Art show with a Red Carpet Reception. This is where the Art world collides with the “High Life.” There seems to be something here for just about everyone. Don’t miss it. Healthy people, come one! Come all! This part of the article is for you! If you happen to be one of those people, and are still reading KUSH magazine, then keep doing whatever you’re doing. Check out these bone numbing events: Chilly Cheeks Duathlon Series at … Sorry one of these three events already happened, but there’s still time to freeze your butt off in two of them, January 15th, and February 26th. These Run/Rides will keep you on your toes. These can even be a part of your New Year’s Resolutions, (… if you have those). So check out the info online, and make plans to be there.

We have to get through these cold winter months, so let’s make the best of them. Before you know it, you’ll be hiking Red Rocks in a tank top, basking in the sun. Happy New Year!



Buckie: Yes. As a matter of fact, resin can be very useful at bed time - plus it’s free! Many people refer to the build-up inside of a cannabis smoking device as resin. This residue is left behind as particles from your cannabis smoke stick on the surface of your smoking device as they pass over. In a previous Ask Buckie, we discussed the process of decarboxylation (dee-car-box-ill-lay-shun). When THC-A goes through this process, it becomes the familiar cannabinoid THC and through further degradation it converts into the cannabinoid CBN. Harvesting resin and putting it through the smoking process again can deliver a very rich dose of CBN. After smoking resin, many cannabis users report a mild effect followed by sleepiness. Only 10% as psychoactive as THC, CBN isn’t very effective in tickling the mind but it will help you get to sleep. Resin will appear very dark and feel very sticky if you typically smoke buds and firm hash. Hash oil tends to leave behind a residue similar to rubber cement, ranging from amber to black in color. The first type of resin I mentioned, generated by smoking buds and hash, is fairly easy to remove using a piece of durable glass or metal. Simply scrape the deposits from your smoking device and toss it back in the bowl. Hash oil resin can be tougher due to its viscous nature. If you have a dedicated hash oil smoking device, you can place it on a clean oven-safe glass baking dish and toss it in an oven heated below 200 degrees. Position the device in a way that the resin will drain out into the baking dish. Like mom always said, wait for it to cool down before you touch it. Disclaimer: Make sure to avoid any baking dish with a non-stick coating.


Buckie: Caviar is a term used to describe a delicacy comprised of salty fish eg... oh wait a second. In the wonderful world of cannabis, caviar (also known as infused bud) refers to cannabis buds that have been coated in hash oil or loose trichomes (kief). Beware, some care providers use this to cover up poorly grown or mishandled cannabis. Fortunately, caviar is fairly easy to make and can be made at home. If you would like to make your own caviar using kief, simply roll your favorite buds in a pile of kief until well coated. Presto! Kief caviar. Hash oil can be slightly more tricky depending on the consistency of the oil available to you. You’re ready to roll if your oil is thin. Hash oil that is sticky or clumpy can be heated very slightly to make it easier to work with. Grab an oven-safe glass baking dish and lay out a bud or two. Warm the hash oil until it reaches a runny consistency and drip it generously over the buds. Try to get most of the hash oil directly on to the buds. Upon cooling, the hash oil can make it difficult to remove the caviar from the glass surface. If you find your caviar glued to the dish, place it in an oven heated to 200 degrees for about 30 seconds or until the buds come off with ease. This is also a good time to collect any hash oil that has collected on the bottom of the baking dish. If you prefer to purchase ready-made caviar and suspect it was made to cover up unsafe cannabis, ask for the test results. 94



Cloning Your Way Here we are, staring down the barrel of another winter in Colorado, wondering- at least for some of us- how we’re gonna pass the time until the slopes and half-pipes open, and for others, how we’re going to avoid the annual case of cabin fever! I have the perfect solution- create your very own ‘clone army’ in your indoor growing space! Think of it- your favorite strains, multiplied by the dozens or hundreds, all marching to the beat of YOUR drum! If that doesn’t get you excited, you can always grab the snow shovel… All righty, then- the first thing to do when you set out to take cuttings of your favorite plants is to set up a proper ‘clone zone’. This is an area in your house where the temperature stays between 72 and 78 degrees and doesn’t change much, especially when the furnace kicks on. Remember that the lights you use will generate some heat, so factor in your fluorescent or CFL lighting- do a test setup- and use a good quality thermometer to check your temps. By the way, HID lighting isn’t recommended, as cuttings just don’t need and can’t handle that kind of light intensity. Unless you’re growing in a relatively unheated area, you shouldn’t need a warming met, so use one only as a last resort.   Next, get yourself a tray with a humidity dome- stop by the lawn and garden department or any greenhouse or hydro store and they’ll be plentiful. I tend to stay away from the types that need fresh refills or new inserts for every new crop, since it runs into money and isn’t necessary if you do your homework on the soil. Speaking of… I use basic indoor potting soil and I add a little bit of rooting accelerator (NOT cloning solution, I’ll explain that application in a sec-), possibly a light application of natural pesticide drench, such as a neem oil based product to keep down fungus gnat larvae and spidermites, and some sort of beneficial microbe/micorrhizae inoculant powder, plus plant enzymes and vitamins. Keep the solutions used on the weak side of the manufacturer’s recommendationsand for the love of Gaea, do NOT use any fertilizer at this point! Keep in mind that these will be very tender, vulnerable cuttings and that they can’t handle much in the way of nutrients until after they’ve developed roots.  Now, onto the setup- wet your soil until it drips a few drops when you clench it


to Success, the Easy Way!

tightly in your fist. Then, gently place it into the cups of your tray, being careful not to pack it in place. Use a skinny pointy tool, like a chopstick, to poke a hole all the way down the middle of each cup for the stem of your new plant. Now, you’re ready to actually take the cuttings. I choose strong, healthy shoots from near the top of my plants, since the ones on the bottom are shaded, usually pale and spindly and often have mildew on them. You want them to be just tall enough to reach the bottom of the hole you made in the cup and still stick up 3 or 4 inches. Take your cuttings using a sharp blade like an exacto-knife, place them in a cup of cool water to soak for a minute or two, then trim off any leaves or side shoots that would be covered by the soil. Then, using the blade, gently scrape the bottom inch or so of the stem to expose the tissue just under the outer covering of the stem. This gives your rooting solution something to absorb into. I use a gel type rooting hormone since the gel sticks to the stem of the cutting better than powder or liquid. Carefully place the stem all the way down the hole into your soil, and tamp the soil in place around the stem with your finger. Gently now, since this is when your plants are at their very most fragile! Keep all your cuttings well misted, and for the next week or so keep the humidity dome in place as well, because without roots the cuttings won’t be able to draw any moisture up the stem to keep from wilting. After a week or so, gradually open your dome for an hour at a time until the plants are able to stand on their own. This will be easier- and your temps will be more stable- if you keep the humidity in your growing and cloning area above 50%.  Yes, like any worthwhile skill it takes a little practice, but with attention to detail and some patience there is no reason why you should need a multi-zillion dollar super turbo monster cloning machine to achieve excellent results- and remember, clones are an exact copy of the original plant’s genetics so once they’ve hardened off, you’re dealing with a known quantity in terms of growth characteristics and horticultural preferences. So this winter, march down into your grow room and take command! Your clone army awaits!

by Tyler C. Davidson



ately has been a rocky road. It’s not that we’re doing so badly, it’s just that we haven’t been able to consistently win since our seven game run from late Nov. into Dec. Since then we’ll win one then lose two. We’ll win two, then lose one,

here in Denver. We have Coach Karl back, and thankfully healthy. We have a

then win one, then lose three. You get it! We just can’t get it together. The tragic

great home record which should hold up thanks to the great fan base here. Our

loss of Michelle Anthony, (Carmelo’s sister) and the understandable five games

away record needs a little help, but that will hopefully come with the New Year.

missed by the all-star didn’t help, but we all push on, and will hopefully prevail.

Here are some games to check out between January and February:

My beloved Denver Nuggets have seen better days, and hovering just above


.500 (at the time of writing this article), my hopes heading into the New Year


were waning. Then I got a jolt of Nugget energy, from the strangest of places: Los


Angeles! What!?! Lakers town?!? How is it possible?!? On a recent trip to Los Angeles, I was lucky enough to see a great local


Indie-Rock band named The Ventriloquists, at an L.A. staple called The Mint.


This group of UCLA art students did not write an ode to Kobe, or another


“Magic Johnson” song, but a tribute to our Denver Nuggets. “I Always Root


For The Nuggets” (available in iTunes) is a clever homage to our team, and it was exactly what this Nugget fan needed to hear. Combining Funk, Soul,


and Hip-Hop, this eclectic group of hometown faves were finishing up a west


coast tour, and I was lucky enough to catch it. Their diverse set featured


some tasty, soulful songs, with an incredible horn section. New songs from their latest release Bailout! got the crowd moving, but the older hits from their first album titled Safety Meeting got everyone out of their seat. Their


tongue in cheek style of blending Funky Soul, with Hip-Hop/R&B is perfect for the Nugget fans. If anyone knows the house DJ at the Pepsi Center, pass this track on…This will get the fans out of their seats. The crafty lyrics and uplifting chorus are infectious. We need a push heading into the All-Star break. I’ll pass on three things I learned in Los Angeles: 1.“I Always Root For The Nuggets.” 2. Don’t be a dummy - Listen to The Ventriloquists @ 3. Never under-estimate the Denver Nuggets’ appeal.



Medical marijuana patients across the country are losing their jobs after workplace drug tests reveal their confidential medical marijuana treatment therapies to their bosses. Originally designed to find drug abusers, these drug tests are placing State-authorized medicinal marijuana patients in a Catch-22 of the worst kind. Many workers are faced with an untenable “choice.” They can resist the drug test and be fired for alleged “insubordination,” or they can “voluntarily” submit and be fired for testing positive for medical marijuana remnants that stay in their bodies long after treatment has occurred. These tests are highly unreliable and cannot show impairment – only past treatment. Fifteen states and the District of Columbia recognize the medicinal value of marijuana and provide legal rights for qualified patients to treat a variety of debilitating medical conditions. Yet, since few States’ medical marijuana laws provide specific legal protections to workers, some companies are firing excellent workers based on drug policies that supposedly allow private companies to “random” test medical patients, even when they are strong performers with no history of safety issues and solid work records. Your Job or Your Life. Workers are being terminated under outdated corporate drug testing policies that fail to account for State-authorized medicinal treatments and do not distinguish between illicit abuses and valid medical treatments. Although these workers may “fail” a drug test, they should be regarded as “Innocent Positives” when they have treated responsibly at home under their doctors’ recommendations and in accordance with their State laws. They should be treated no differently than workers validly treating with pharmaceutical drugs. Even when workers offer their State-issued medical marijuana registration cards - proof that they are certified legal patients registered under their States’ Medical Marijuana Compassionate Use laws - many unenlightened employers are treating vulnerable workers with debilitating medical conditions with resistance or outright hostility. Some workers, in light of their undeniable exceptional job performance, are told that they are great employees but that management’s “hands are tied” by their corporate policies. Many employers say they can come back to work, if they just stop their medical marijuana treatments and use pharmaceutical drugs, many of which have highly potent side effects. Others simply say, “We don’t care about State law. Our company policies and federal law trump your so-called State Rights.”

But no federal law requires termination of medical marijuana patients. The United States Department of Labor confirms that drug-free workplace programs are not required under regulations for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration or the Mine Safety and Health Administration. Nothing in the federal Controlled Substances Act requires or authorizes employers to fire workers who are validly treating with medicinal marijuana under their States’ laws. Although the Department of Transportation makes no allowances for medical marijuana patients in narrowly-defined “safety sensitive positions,” nothing in the DOT regulations requires termination. The Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 (DFWA) does not apply to most private employers and does not require drug testing. Even for federal contractors, the DFWA requires only that they notify workers that use, distribution, or possession of a controlled substance is prohibited in the workplace. It requires an awareness program about drug abuse in the workplace and mandates notification of available drug abuse counseling services and penalties for abuse violations. It does not require patients to disclose treatments. Instead, covered employees must disclose only criminal drug convictions. Even for convictions, contractors have discretion to impose appropriate sanctions, and termination is not required. Despite unsubstantiated fears that off-site medicinal marijuana treatments could threaten federal contracts, contractors lose funds only when such a high number of employees have been legally convicted for violations occurring in the workplace as to indicate that the contractor has failed to make a good faith effort to provide a drug-free workplace. Even then, federal agencies may grant waivers under appropriate circumstances, which should include Stateauthorized treatments.


Workers’ Rights? In Colorado, qualified patients have a Constitutional right to treat debilitating conditions with marijuana in accordance with the law. Yet to date no Colorado court has decided a medical marijuana wrongful termination case, and it remains to be seen how the courts and juries will treat unjust firings of patients who are exercising their Constitutional rights. If faced with a workplace drug test, patients should immediately seek legal counsel to help protect their rights as a productive member of the workplace. ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

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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I’m interested to see where states that are in the red go with reforming marijuana laws, and seeing how the money they can generate from marijuana tax revenue and licensing fees influences the way they view marijuana.

The 4:20 mega-giveaway on Sunday, the third and

final day of KushCon II at the Colorado Convention Center last month, was the grand prize at the world’s biggest medical marijuana convention ever. The GrowBot give away was sponsored by MMJ Daily Deals, with CEO John Molinare present on stage for the selection of the winner of the contest. The winner was Scott Korpas, who unfortunately had to go back to work and was not present during the drawing. Throughout the weekend, contestants entered their names into raffle barrel at the MMJ Daily Deals booth located at the front entry of the exhibition hall in hopes of being selected as the winner of the 28 foot self-contained cultivation growing system from GrowBots. Korpas ended up winning the GrowBot-2800 an “all-in-one, plug-and-grow hydroponic production system . . . a complete seed-to-harvest solution.” Housed in what looks like the trailer of a semi-truck, the $46,000 GrowBot was raffled off and awarded to the New York native Korpas. Korpas, 46, has been working as a hydroponics specialist for the last few years in Montrose, Colorado. Originally from the East Coast, Korpas had been working in the pharmaceutical industry before deciding to make the move to Colorado and explore the flourishing Medical Cannabis Industry. “I never thought I would be doing this,” Korpas said. “But it’s one of the few industries that’s growing right now,” he said, also mentioning how many of the industries in Northwest states such as Connecticut and New Jersey are diminishing in the current economic depression. He explains, “I’m interested to see where states that are in the red go with reforming marijuana laws, and seeing how the money they can generate from marijuana tax revenue and licensing fees influences the way they view marijuana.”

watch, learn, and participate in the development of its up and coming medical marijuana market. Working in the cannabis industry has also given Korpas the sort of life he thought he should be living. He is now interacting with customers on a daily basis, enjoying the breadth of humanity not the width of a desk. Scott Korpas is another example of an informed, educated, professional and articulate person who has decided to work in the booming medical cannabis industry. And with his specific interest in helping customers and enthusiasts’ alike, growing marijuana in the most effective way possible, winning the GrowBot only serves as a way to better his knowledge of hydroponic growing. Korpas hopes to utilize the GrowBot to further his understanding of growing marijuana and also to help him better his ability to serve patients and growers alike. The Growbot Company is the brain child of Tom Patton, who currently manufactures the GrowBot units in three different configurations in a plant outside of Atlanta, Georgia. When asked to comment about Scott Korpas winning the GrowBot 2800, Patton said he was happy that the winner understood its capabilities and planned on putting the unit to good use. Patton stated that based on the overwhelming initial demand for the Growbot units, it was likely that he would soon be opening a second manufacturing facility somewhere in the western U.S.

He is also fascinated with how far the cannabis industry has come in the last few years, and hopeful of the positive progress that will be made around the country in the coming few years. Korpas is currently making his way to Providence, Rhode Island to


Colorado Travel

Loveland by CHARLOTTE CRUz

Loveland is a sweet little town with a sweet little

name. Loveland is perhaps best known nationwide as the home of the Valentine Re-Mailing Program. Every year, hundreds of thousands of Valentines are packaged inside larger envelopes and sent to Loveland, where volunteers hand-stamp them with a Valentine’s verse and send them on to the intended recipients. Each year a contest is held through the local newspaper, the Reporter Herald, for residents to submit their verses. While Loveland is a sweetheart town, it’s also a great getaway for a day on the slopes. The Area is one of Colorado’s highest ski areas with a summit of 13,010 ft and the second highest lift served areas in North America at 12,697 ft (. The ski area takes its name from Loveland Pass, which separates it from the Arapahoe Basin ski area. With 8 lifts in operation, it’s easy to find the terrain that’s right for you. Loveland is home to a lot of beginners since there are easy slopes to learn on and a favorite of snowboarders who live for Loveland’s powder. If you seek a challenge, The Ridge @ Loveland is the lift served area off chair 9 at an elevation of 12,697 feet and is hikeable to the summit at 13,010 feet (3,970 m). It features almost entirely Black and Double Black runs. It also has 360 degree views that stretch across and beyond the Continental Divide, so make sure you pause a moment to take in the scenery.

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Loveland is less than an hour from a large percentage of towns in the Denver area and is a favorite among locals for its short lines and less expensive lift tickets. While there may be fewer trails than some of the bigger mountains, Loveland has fantastic powder and a cool local’s vibe that makes it a top choice destination for a “sick” day. The price of lift tickets are as $52 at Safeway or $59 at the mountain. You can also get flex tickets that are good for any 4 hours or a half-day ticket (after 11:30) for $46. There is a no frills deli and cafeteria for dining and a bar that’s always festive. So even if you don’t have a lot of time or a lot of money, Loveland is the great escape to the slopes that won’t take long to find and won’t break the bank once you do.

CANNABIS HAS CAPTURED THE ATTENTION OF THE WORLD. FROM DECEMBER 17 THRU THE 19TH OF 2010, the Colorado Convention Center was buzzing with the nation’s top medical cannabis political leaders, endocannabanoid experts, cultural movers and shakers in the largest Cannabis lifestyle convention to ever take place on planet Earth -- Kush Con II. The international media capitalized on the “Stiletto Stoners” phenomenon fascinated by women’s use of cannabis. Celebrities like Melissa Etheridge and Alanis Morissette are putting a new face on this controversial plant. Highlighting what the media referred to as the “United Nations of the Cannabis Industry” was the newly launched NORML Women’s Alliance fundraising weekend that began with a business to business networking event sponsored by the Medical Marijuana Business Alliance and KUSH Magazine on Thursday, December 16th where the elite of the cannabis industry gathered together to celebrate the movement and organize product and service giveaways that raised thousands of dollars for the charity. Heading up the Speaker Power Panels was former Beverly Hills NORML Executive Director Cheryl Shuman. Shuman is the Director of Public Relations and Media for the KUSH Brand including KUSH Magazine, KushCon and “It’s my job to remove the negative stigma and stereotypes of a cannabis user. Real women and men behind the Marijuana Reform movement are taking a stand to make a change by boldly coming “out of the closet” to educate the public at KUSHCON II,” states Cheryl Shuman. Kushcon II made history by featuring the most incredibly extensive list of guest speakers ever assembled in the cannabis movement. Each of the three days showcased a diverse set of panels that, in their entirety, covered every aspect of the growing cannabis industry. Friday, the first day of the convention kicked off the weekend with the “National Cannabis Political Powerhouse Panel”. Headlining the panel was former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson speaking about his plans to take on a 2012 presidential bid focusing on legalizing cannabis. This informed and dedicated panel featured the elite of the industry including, Keith Stroup, founder of NORML, the National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws; Steph Sherer, Executive Director for ASA, Americans for Safe Access; Stephen DeAngelo, President of CannBe and Harborside Health Centers; Steve Fox and Aaron Smith of the newly formed NCIA, National

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Cannabis Industry Association; Russ Belville, Host of NORML’s Daily Audio Stash and writer for the Huffington Post. The second panel featured on Friday was the “Medical Science Breakthrough Panel” giving incredible insight into the increasing amount of scientific research being performed on the cannabis plant itself. Dr. Robert Melamede, C.E.O. of Cannabis Science, Inc. spoke about breakthroughs in curing cancer and other illnesses that are currently being documented by Craig Sahr, Executive Director of the Phoenix Tears Foundation. Full Spectrum Labs representative, Buckie Minor shared specific research that they are conducting as well as how science is legitimizing the medicinal benefits of cannabis building effective treatment plans. Soon, these companies will have case studies ready to submit to the FDA for possible clinical trials with patient case studies. Harvard trained Dr. Alan Shackleford of Amarimed discussed with the audience specific case studies and the need for the medical community to seriously reevaluate their practices to include cannabis as medicine. Book author, activist and Federal Cannabis patient Irv Rosenfeld shared his experiences being one of only four living patients that is provided medical cannabis through the government for free. Timothy Tipton finalized the panel sharing the work he does with the Cannabis Therapy Institute. Cheryl Shuman shared 25 years of experience working with media, celebrities, marketing and health care in Beverly Hills explained to the audience her personal cancer survival story using cannabis and the importance of using celebrity and media power to spread the word on a mainstream level. “The therapeutic value of socialization and the building of family and community should not be underestimated. The right of patients to peaceably assemble -- to socialize and build family and community, and network and organize -- is paramount for their health and recovery. KUSHCON II is the center of the universe for patients and activists,” states Shuman. Saturday was host to three extensive panels, including the “Colorado Political Power”, “Cannabis and Hemp Wellness” and “Women’s Political Powerhouse” panels. Colorado is currently viewed by the media and cannabis experts as the epicenter for Cannabis Law Reform. Governor Gary Johnson again addressed the audience on the probabilities of cannabis legalization benefits as well as discussing the specific role of Colorado’s political leaders in forming new policies. Congressman Jared Polis arrived to the panel a few minutes late, but received a standing ovation for his support of the industry and movement. The most respected legal minds and leaders for Colorado soon chimed in with their mission and insight moving towards legalization in 2012

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including attorneys, Warren Edson, Matt Kumin and Rob Corry. Powerful Activism leaders including Mason Tvert of SAFER and Brian Vicente of Sensible Colorado shared their vision and game plan for Colorado. Dan Hartman of the State of Colorado greeted the audience to share how Colorado is now the role model for the nation being the first to implement a system working with patients and business owners that works well generating millions in revenue for Colorado. Denver Mayoral candidate Councilman Doug Linkhart shared his vision for the city if he is elected. Legendary growing expert Ed Rosenthal conducted three full days of hour long seminars sharing his expertise in cannabis cultivation for free to the KUSHCON II crowds who were excited to learn every aspect of learning to grow their own medicines focusing on staying green and organic. The Cannabis Hemp and Wellness panels boasted Stephen DeAngelo sharing the business role model of the well respected Harborside Health Centers allowing patients to leave the shadows and enter the light of what is considered to be the finest in the nation by various media sources. Colorado Cannabis Hemp and Wellness Experts speaking included, Chloe Villano of Cloverleaf Consulting; Deanna Gabriel of Plant Magic, Inc.; Kerrie Badertscher of Otoke’ Horticulture; Patrick Harrington of Kindness; Bret Bogue of Apothecary Genetics; Vincent Palazzatto of MMAPR; and Vivian McPeak from the world famous Seattle Hempfest. Many speakers spoke of the way the federal government (DEA) is enforcing laws versus current laws that states are passing, and explained the nuances of what the laws are and what people can do to help change them. They also informed the audience of the many new uses of cannabis as medicine, including topicals and edibles, with the overall goal urging everyone to help educate the general public about the cannabis plant. The Women’s Political Powerhouse panel showcased the most prominent and influential women in the cannabis movement. Named by the media as one of the top five most influential political activists in the nation-KUSH’s Director of Public Relations and Media, Cheryl Shuman opened up the panel sharing her experience as a single mother struggling to survive a terminal illness diagnosis. Shuman’s medical case was one of the first cases accepted for study by Dr Robert Melamede of Cannabis Science, Inc. and Craig Sahr of the Phoenix Tears Foundation. Shuman’s case if she survives the endocannabanoid therapy program outlined by these organizations could be the first medical case to be accepted for FDA clinical trials. Steph Sherer, Executive Director for ASA, American’s for Safe Access spoke about the differences between the legalization of medical cannabis vs. the possibility of full legalization for marijuana for responsible adult recreational use. Founder of the NORML Women’s Alliance, Sabrina Fendrick addressed the issue of women in the movement

and the efforts to “class it up” by KUSH’s institution of a dress code for the convention, which was another first in the industry. She also spoke about the importance of more young women becoming activists. Other women representing the diversity in the NORML Women’s Alliance included Attorney Anne Davis, Executive Director for New Jersey NORML discussed the issues involved in New Jersey’s latest medical marijuana laws. Georgia Edson “came out” of the closet officially regarding her involvement in the cannabis community by not only being the wife of respected attorney Warren Edson and their lifetime of activism work with NORML, but by addressing the issues of being a mother to young children. Greta Gaines, world champion snowboarder and Nashville recording artist discussed the difficulty of openly discussing her activism work with NORML Women’s Alliance in an “illegal” state of Tennessee. Amanda Rain flew in from California to discuss her role in Proposition 19 and how California is revamping it’s policy to move towards legalization in 2012. Sarah Lovering of MPP, Marijuana Policy Project discussed the importance of women in activism and MPP’s role in legalization efforts nationwide. Kandice Hawes flew in from OC NORML and discussed her personal experience being arrested for cannabis in college and how it influenced her to become one of the youngest women in the activism movement in a Republican county. Stephanie Bishop addressed the crowd on the health benefits of hemp seed as well as her role as an organizer in the outrageous successful Seattle Hempfest. Sunday took on a different tone, as both panels were largely concerned with the business and investment side of the cannabis industry. Business to business led the way with a panel including J.B. Woods of Greenpoint Insurance discussed business owners needs; Corky Kyle, The Lobbying Pro spoke about the importance of meeting with state and federal representatives; Joel Russman spoke about the specifics of compliance with HR 1284 in Colorado and Mark Goldfogel of MJ Freeways shared a revolutionary approach to software programs in the cannabis industry. The “Investors and Business Panel” highlighting Stephen DeAngelo described the risk and rewards of becoming a “ganjapreneur,”acknowledging that getting involved in the industry can be a risky business move. But in addition to the risks DeAngelo inspired the crowd by declaring that this is “our opportunity to create a new industry. Not just a new industry but a new KIND of industry.” He spoke of his vision of the cannabis industry as a “cauldron of creativity” where the good-nature and strong morality of the cannabis movement carries over into the actual business itself. Bret Bogue, consultant for Apothecary Genetics told the crowd about surviving a rare form of cancer--using his knowledge to build a company that is the only American winner of the world famous High Times Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam. Apothecary Genetics is set to raise

millions in capital to expand their brand to other ancillary businesses within the field. Robert Kane shared business plans and the momentum of brands such as KUSH Magazine, KUSHCON and and how this media powerhouse is changing the future of America’s economy through media and social networking. Vivian McPeak of Seattle Hempfest addresses the audience about the importance of respecting the political activists who have lost their lives, homes and children fighting for political changes in policy. McPeak also spoke about the annual gathering of hundreds of thousands of people each year for the Seattle Hempfest and of the importance of forming smart strategic alliances to push the movement forward. Attorney Matt Abel spoke to the audience about emerging markets and business opportunities in new legal medical marijuana states such as Michigan. Paul Stanford, Founder of THC Media Foundation spoke to the audience about how the media will influence our future. “We as a modern society can fiscally improve our budget by moving cannabis from the criminal sector into the lawful sector. This is not a left or right issue -- it’s really common sense. Regulation and taxation of marijuana could produce billions of dollars in additional tax revenue as well as save on the enormous costs of law enforcement. Bottom line is the prohibition of marijuana has been a fiscal fiasco,” says Cheryl Shuman. “Marijuana prohibition makes the difficult job of parenting even more difficult by the state and federal governments not actually controlling marijuana use, cultivation or distribution -- notably by American youth,” states Anne Davis, Executive Director of New Jersey NORML. These diverse speakers brought a contemporary approach to the public policy debate, and proudly represent the interests of modern, mainstream professionals who believe that the negative consequences of marijuana prohibition far outweigh any repercussions from marijuana consumption itself. For complete album of photos from KUSHCON visit

Thirty Seconds To Mars

Big Boi w/ Eligh & Scarub

Still touring in support of their album This Is War, Jared Leto’s band Thirty Seconds To Mars is making their way around the world and comes back to Denver for this show at the Fillmore. While many of us have been critical of Leto’s screamo band over the years, they are slowly gaining more respect amongst music snobs across the land. They even did a song with Kanye on this album! It’s said to be a legit live show that may leave you laying in bed afterwards pondering love lost, or when the earth will end. So if you’re into that kinda thing, this is your ticket!

Big Boi, one part of the amazing hip-hop duo Outkast, has been pumping out solo work for quite some time now. While sometimes not as recognizable or hyped as Andre 3000, Big Boi has always more than held his own. Joining him on this late January evening in Denver are two members of LA’s Living Legends group, Eligh & Scarub. Overall, a really solid bill of genuine rap music that should leave you feelin’ oh so fresh and so clean.,


1.29.11 @ Marquis Theater

1.21.11 @ Fillmore Auditorium

1.28.10 @ Fillmore Auditorium Representing Santa Barbara, Rebelution has become leader of the pack in grassroots, independent, touring driven bands reppin’ the California reggae scene. Originally formed in 2004, members Eric Rachmany, Rory Carey, Wesley Finley, and Marley Williams met at college in Isla vista, the laidback beach-side community in Santa Barbara. They bring their tremendous live show to the Fillmore on this, their Winter Greens Tour. If you like cannabis friendly music and vibes, this is a must see show. Don’t miss it!

1.28.11 @ Ogden Theatre

People Under The Stairs

People Under the Stairs, or P.U.T.S., came together back in 1997 with the union of MC’s Thes One and Double K. They released their 7th studio album back in October 2009, and continue to tour the globe as one of the most prominent underground hip-hop groups of all time. Similar to other LA based hip-hop groups like the Pharcyde and Jurassic 5, P.U.T.S. employs an authentic quality in their rhymes that is both charming and inspiring. Get to Marquis Theater on this Saturday evening for a show that will be unforgettable.

George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic 2.4.11 @ Fillmore Auditorium

George Clinton, the legend who brought the funk alive along with the likes of Sly Stone and James Brown in the 70’s and 80’s, is still serving up a groovy platter of live funk. He’s been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, founded both Parliament & Funkadelic, and has had a long sustaining solo career. Get ready to boogy at the Fillmore on this Friday night to kick off the month of February! www.parliamentfunkadelic,

Ozzy Osbourne

2.8.11 @ Pepsi Center To be entirely honest, after watching The Osbournes on MTv years ago, I didn’t think ‘The Godfather of Metal’ had much left in his tank. But year after year, I’m amazed when I see his latest tour announced to the media. I guess copious amounts of drugs and bats can lead to rockin’ stadium shows at age 62. The legendary metal-head that is Ozzy Osbourne brings the Scream Tour to the Pepsi Center in Denver, and it will certainly be a spectacular production. Even if you’re not a fan of his newer material, you should get a chance to hear some classics from his Black Sabbath years. Don’t miss the Prince of Darkness at the Pepsi Center on February 8th!

The Decemberists, Mountain Man 2.10.11 @ Ogden Theatre

On January 18th of this year, The Decemberists release their 6th studio album, The King Is Dead. Some of the songs are said to be influenced by REM, and REM’s guitarist Peter Buck actually appears on three of the tracks. Touring in support of that album, the Portland indie/ folk rock band comes to Ogden Theatre for a show with Mountain Man, a band with a self described sound of “night noise”. Mountain Man met at Bennington College in vermont, and their folk sound should compliment that of The Decemberists quite well. Should be a really good show at Ogden!, www.mountainman.

Sarah McLachlan

2.15.11 @ Paramount Theatre If somehow you forget to get your girlfriend a present for valentine’s Day, and find yourself in the doghouse the next day, here is your opportunity at redemption. Sarah McLachlan is the key to many ladies’ heart, not to mention she has a wonderful voice and many of you you men out there probably listen to ‘Adia’ or ‘Building A Mystery’ in your room by yourself. It’s ok, she’s legit... whether your friends will admit it or not. The Lilith Fair founder can be seen live at Paramount Theatre for this peaceful, friendly night of music.

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Thai ChiCken Wraps ingREdiEnTS -1/4 cup sugar -1/4 cup creamy THC peanut butter -3 tablespoons soy sauce -3 tablespoons water -2 tablespoons THC vegetable oil -1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic -6, 8- to 10-inch green, red, and/or plain flour tortillas -1/2 teaspoon garlic salt -1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper -12 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast strips for stir-frying -1 tablespoon THC vegetable oil -4 cups packaged shredded broccoli (broccoli slaw mix) -1 medium red onion, cut into thin wedges -1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger diRECTiOnS For peanut sauce, in a small saucepan combine sugar, peanut butter, soy sauce, water, the 2 tablespoons THC oil, and the garlic. Heat until sugar is dissolved, stirring frequently. Set aside. Wrap tortillas in foil. Bake in a 350 degree F oven about 10 minutes or until heated and softened. Meanwhile, in a medium mixing bowl combine garlic salt and pepper. Add chicken, tossing to coat evenly. In a large skillet heat the 1 THC oil. Cook and stir seasoned chicken in hot oil over medium-high heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until cooked through. Remove chicken from skillet; keep warm. Add broccoli, onion, and ginger to skillet. Cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Remove from heat. To assemble, spread each tortilla with about 1 tablespoon of the peanut sauce. Top with chicken strips and vegetable mixture. Roll up each tortilla, securing with a wooden toothpick. Serve immediately with remaining sauce. Makes 6 servings.

sTraWberry and GoaT Cheese brusCheTTa ingREdiEnTS -1 8-oz. baguette -2 Tbsp. THC olive oil -1 4-oz. log goat cheese (chevre) -1-1/2 cups sliced strawberries -1/2 cup arugula -THC Olive oil -Sea salt or coarse salt -Freshly ground black pepper -Snipped fresh herbs PREPARATiOn Position rack in top third of oven and preheat to 425 degrees F. Unroll dough on heavy large baking sheet; pull to about 12x8-inch rectangle, pinching any tears to seal. Fold over edge of dough to make border. Heat large skillet over high heat 2 minutes. Add THC oil, then tomatoes; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Saute until tomatoes are charred and beginning to break down, about 5 minutes. Transfer to large bowl. Mix in garlic, fennel, and crushed red pepper. Using back of fork, crush tomatoes in bowl, leaving large chunks intact. Season mixture with salt and pepper. Toss cheeses and chopped basil in medium bowl. Sprinkle cheese mixture evenly over dough, right up to border. Spoon on tomato mixture in dollops, leaving some cheese uncovered. Bake pizza until crust is crisp and brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Loosen pizza with metal spatula and slide onto board. Garnish with a full spray of THC olive oil and basil leaves.


sToned spinaCh and pine nuTs ingREdiEnTS -2 teaspoons THC olive oil -2 tablespoons golden raisins -1 tablespoon pine nuts -2 cloves garlic, minced -1 10-ounce bag fresh spinach (see Ingredient note), tough stems removed -2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar -1/8 teaspoon salt -1 tablespoon shaved Parmesan cheese -Freshly ground pepper to taste diRECTiOnS Heat THC oil in a large nonstick skillet or Dutch oven over mediumhigh heat. Add raisins, pine nuts and garlic; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add spinach and cook, stirring, until just wilted, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in vinegar and salt. Serve immediately, sprinkled with Parmesan and pepper. Note: If you would like this more medicated you may add more with just a little spray from you THC oil spray bottle

penne WiTh TomaTo and beans ingREdiEnTS -4 ounces fresh green beans and/or wax beans -4 ounces penne pasta (about 1-2/3 cups) -1/3 cup chopped onion -1 clove garlic, minced -4 teaspoons THC olive oil -2 ripe Roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped (about 1 cup) -1/4 cup dry white wine -2 tablespoons finely shredded Parmesan cheese -1 tablespoon snipped fresh Italian parsley -Fresh ground pepper (optional) diRECTiOnS Wash beans; remove ends and strings. Cut beans into 1-inch pieces. Cook beans and pasta in lightly salted boiling water for 14 minutes or until pasta is tender.


Drain beans and pasta in a colander. In the same saucepan, cook onion and garlic in THC oil for 2 to 3 minutes or until onion is tender. Add the tomatoes and wine to the saucepan. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Toss in the drained beans and pasta, Parmesan cheese, and Italian parsley. Serve immediately. Sprinkle with pepper, if desired. Makes 4 side-dish servings

ChiCken breasT WiTh neW poTaToes and asparaGus ingREdiEnTS -1 teaspoon THC butter -3 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast, chopped into 2 inch cubes. -2 lbs red potatoes, chopped into 2 inch cubes -1.5 cups chopped Roma tomatoes -1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces. -3/4 c. fresh basil, chopped -8 cloves garlic, thinly sliced -4 tbsp THC olive oil -1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary -Ground pepper to taste diRECTiOnS Preheat oven to 400 degrees and coat with THC butter a large baking dish . Add chicken, potatoes, tomatoes, asparagus, basil, garlic and olive oil. Sprinkle with rosemary and pepper. Bake for 20-30 minutes, turning occasionally until tender.

shalloT eGGplanT sTeW ingREdiEnTS -3 tablespoon THC olive oil -1 tablespoon coriander seeds -1 dried red chili, such as Thai, cayenne -1 teaspoon tamarind concentrate or juice of 1 large lime -1 cup water -1 teaspoon black or yellow mustard seed -1 1/2 pounds eggplant, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (6 cups) -1 cup thinly sliced shallots (about 3 large) -1/2 teaspoon salt -2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro

diRECTiOnS Heat THC olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat; add coriander seeds and chili; toast until the coriander turns reddish brown and the chili is slightly blackened, about 30 seconds. With a slotted spoon, transfer spices to a plate to cool. Grind in spice grinder or mortar and pestle until the mixture is the texture of coarsely ground black pepper. Dissolve tamarind concentrate (or lime juice) in water. Reheat the THC olive oil over medium-high heat; add mustard seeds. When the seeds begin to pop, cover the pan. As soon as the popping stops, add eggplant and shallots; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the tamarind (or lime juice) mixture, salt and the ground spices; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until the eggplant is fork-tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Coarsely mash the stew with a potato masher. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve

smashed CaulifloWer ingREdiEnTS -8 cups bite-size cauliflower florets (about 1 head) -4 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled -1/3 cup nonfat buttermilk (see Tip) -4 teaspoons THC olive oil, divided -1 teaspoon THC butter -1/2 teaspoon salt -Freshly ground pepper to taste -Snipped fresh chives for garnish diRECTiOnS Place cauliflower florets and garlic in a steamer basket over boiling water, cover and steam until very tender, 12 to 15 minutes. (Alternatively, place florets and garlic in a microwave-safe bowl with 1/4 cup water, cover and microwave on high for 3 to 5 minutes.) Place the cooked cauliflower and garlic in a food processor. Add buttermilk, 2 teaspoons THC oil, THC butter, salt and pepper; pulse several times, then process until smooth and creamy. Transfer to a serving bowl. Drizzle with the remaining 2 teaspoons THC oil and garnish with chives, if desired. Serve hot.

pear frenCh ToasT ala mode ingREdiEnTS -1/4 cup packed brown sugar -2 tablespoons THC butter -1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon - pears, peeled, cored, and sliced -3 eggs -1/4 cup milk -1 teaspoon vanilla -3 tablespoons brown sugar -1 teaspoon ground cinnamon -1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg - 6 1-inch-thick slices French bread -2 tablespoons THC butter -Light or regular vanilla ice cream diRECTiOnS In a medium skillet combine 1/4 cup brown sugar, 2 tablespoons THC butter, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon; cook and stir over medium-low heat until margarine is melted and sugar is dissolved. Add pears; cook about 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. In a medium mixing bowl use a fork to beat eggs slightly. Beat in milk and vanilla. In a small mixing bowl stir together the 3 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and nutmeg; stir into egg mixture. Dip bread into egg mixture, coating both sides. In a large skillet melt the remaining 2 tablespoons THC butter. Add bread; cook over medium heat for 4 to 6 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Add more margarine as needed. To serve, top each bread slice with pear mixture and ice cream. Makes 6 servings


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

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2515 Broadway St. Boulder, CO 80304 (720) 542-9943

2450 Central Ave. Boulder, CO 80301

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

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Flower of Life Healing Arts, Inc.

3970 N. Broadway, Ste 201 Boulder, CO 80304 (303) 444-1183

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Green Dream Health Services

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

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MediPharm 800 Pearl St. Boulder, CO 80302

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The Bud 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

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

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

Therapeutic Compassion Center 1501 Lee Hill Dr., No. 22 Boulder, CO 80202

Top Shelf Alternatives 1327 Spruce St., Ste 301 Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 459-5335

Trill Alternatives 1537 Pearl St. Boulder, CO 80301 (720) 287-0645

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Nature’s Medicine Wellness Center

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

3729 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Colorado Springs, CO 80918 (719) 522-4442

11 S. 25th St., Ste 220 Colorado Springs, CO 80904 (719) 213-3239

Canna-pothecary, LLC

Humboldt Care and Wellness Center

Nature’s Way

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

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

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

Doctors Orders 2106 East Boulder St. Colorado Springs, CO 80909 (719) 634-8808

Marimeds 222 E. Moreno Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (719) 634-8285

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 2231 E. Platte Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80909 (719) 434-7166

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DISPENSARY Listing Pikes Peak Compassionate Care Center 2845 Ore Mill Rd. #6 Colorado Springs, CO 80904 (719) 633-8499

Rocky Road Remedies LLC 2489 S. Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80916 (719) 574-4230

Sibannac LLC

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

Todays Health Care 221 S. 8th St. Colorado Springs, CO 80905 (719) 635-9002

Today’s Health Care

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


High Valley Healing Center and Wholesale Apothecary

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

1635 W. Uintah St., Ste E Colorado Springs, CO 80904 (719) 633-1300

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

Simple Care Wellness Center

Top Buds, LLC


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

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

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

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

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

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

575 Valley St. #10 Colorado Springs, CO 80915 (719) 591-7411

Tree of Wellness 1000 W. Fillmore St., Ste 105 Colorado Springs, CO 80907 (719) 635-5556

Trichome Health Consultants 2117 W. Colorado Ave. Colorado Springs CO, 80904 (719) 635-6337

U-Heal Apothecary 101 N. Tejon St., #102 Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (719) 465-3471

We Grow Colorado, LLC 2502 E. Bijou St. Colorado Springs, CO 80909 (719) 634-4100

Westside Wellness Center 2200 Bott Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80904 (719) 344-8441

Security Urban Armor (719)209-7870 (719)440-5379

Watchpoint, LLC 5971 Omaha Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80918 (877) 277-6540

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

Dacono Meds 730 Glen Creighton Dr., Unit C Dacono, CO 80514 (303) 833-2321

MaryJanes 5073 Silver Peaks Ave., #103 Dacono, CO 80514 (720) 421-7012

DENVER Doctors

All Colorado Medical Doctors 1624 Market St., Ste 202 Denver, CO 80202 (303) 625-4012

All Colorado Medical Doctors 44 Cook St., Ste 100 Denver, CO 80206 (303) 625-4012

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

CannaMed USA 6855 Leetsdale Dr. Denver, CO 80224 (877) 420-6337 or (303) 388-2220 1211 S. Parker Rd., #101 Denver, CO 80231 (720) 747-9999

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

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

MMD- The Medical Marijuana Doctors

B*GOODS MMJ Apothecary

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

80 S. Pennsylvania St. Denver, CO 80209 (303) 777-5239


Buds on Colfax

Blown Glass and Accessories 4815 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80220 (303) 388-1882

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

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

Heads of State 3015 W 44th Ave. Denver, CO 80211 (303) 433-6585

Herbal Daze Smoke Shop 4530 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80220 (303) 333-1445

Herbal Daze Smoke Shop 6525 N. Federal Blvd. Denver, CO 80221 (303) 427-1445

High Fashion Glass 42 S. Broadway Denver, CO 80209 (303) 766-5473 or (303) 766-5437

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

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

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

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

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

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DISPENSARY Listing Denver Relief

MMJ America


Mahooka Meds

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

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

2257 Curtis St. Denver, CO 80205 (303) 297-3435

2400 Larimer St. Denver, CO 80205 (720) 536-0850

Discount Medical Marijuana

Nature’s Cure 2

Apothecary of Colorado

2740 W. 9th St. Denver, CO 80204

1730 Blake St., Ste 420 Denver, CO 80202 (303) 296-5566

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

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

Nature’s Cure III 1500 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80218 (720) 328-6256

Pride in Medicine Go Dutch Collective 1111 Lincoln St. Denver, CO 80203 (720) 220-9029

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

Pure Medical Dispensary Good Chemistry 330 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80203 (720) 524-4657

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

Rocky Mountain Farmacy Green Cross of Cherry Creek 128 Steele St., Ste 200 Denver, CO 80206 (303) 321-4201

Green Karma Medical 1115 Grant St., Ste G2 Denver, CO 80203 (303) 815-1585

Greenwerkz 907 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80218 (303) 647-5210

Hawaiian Herbal Health Center 1337 Delaware St., #2 Denver, CO 80204 (303) 893-1200

Herbs 4 You 20 E. 9th Ave. Denver, CO 80203 (303) 830-9999

Lincoln Herbal 424 Lincoln St. Denver, CO 80203 (303) 955-0701

Mile High Alternative Medicine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lodo Wellness Center 1617 Wazee St., Ste B1 Denver, CO 80202 (303) 534-5020

Denver, CO 80203 (720) 289-9654



24/7 Healthcare Centers

Mile High Green Cross

3535 Walnut St. Denver, CO 80205 (720) 287-1245

1444 Wazee St., Ste 115 Denver, CO 80202 (720) 974-3109

852 Broadway St. Denver, CO 80203 (303) 861-4252

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

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

Rocky Mountain High 1538 Wazee St. Denver, CO 80202 (303) 623-7246 (PAIN)

Rocky Mountain Wellness Center East 2232 Bruce Randolph St. Denver, CO 80205 (720) 350-4056

Summit Wellness 2117 Larimer St. Denver, CO 80205 (720) 407-8112

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)

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

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

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 Happy Harvest 2324 Champa St. Denver, CO 80205 (303) 997-4425

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DISPENSARY Listing Kushism

The Healing Center of Colorado

The Healing House

Cannabis and Co.

1452 Poplar St. Denver, CO 80220 (720) 389-9285

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

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

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

Verde Dispensary


Chronic Wellness

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

3-D: Denver’s Discreet Dispensary

Local Caregivers of Colorado

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

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

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)

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

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

Doc Danks 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

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

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


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

Back to the Garden 1755 S. Broadway Denver, CO 80210 (720) 877-3562

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

Broadway Wellness

Herbal Connections

Sunnyside Alternative Medicine


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

Highland Herbal Connections

2899 N. Speer Blvd., Ste 105 Denver, CO 80211 (303) 455-3187

MMJ America

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

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

4320 Tennyson St. Denver, CO 80212 (303) 455-0079


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

Total Health Concepts

3801 N. Jason Denver, CO 80211 (303) 997-4526

At Home Remedies, Inc.

4206 W. 38th Ave. Denver, CO 80212 (720) 323-2383 or (720) 988-3184

Mary Jayz Natural Therapeutics

Denver, CO 80214 (720) 298-8909

2832 W. 44th Ave. Denver, CO 80211 (303) 325-7434

2727 Bryant St., Ste 420 Denver, CO 80211 (303) 455-0810

BC Inc.

5316 Sheridan Blvd. Denver, CO 80214 (720) 233-5482

Therapeutic Herbal Comfort, LLC

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

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

Cannabis 4 Health 1221 S. Pearl St. Denver, CO 80210 (720) 296-7563

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

Colorado Alternative Medicine

2209 W. 32 Ave. Denver, CO 80211 (720) 999-6295

2243 Federal Blvd. Denver, CO 80211 (303) 501-2010

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

Highlands Square Apothecary

The ReLeaf Center

Colorado Apothecary & Wellness Center

3460 W. 32nd Ave. Denver, CO 80211 (303) 433-3346

Kushism 2527 Federal Blvd. Denver, CO 80211 (303) 477-0772

2000 W. 32nd Ave. Denver, CO 80211 (303) 458-LEAF (5323)

The Tea Pot Lounge 2008 Federal Blvd. Denver, CO 80211 (303) 656-9697

4025 E. Iliff Ave. Denver, CO 80222 (303) 757-4361

Daddy Fat Sacks 945 South Blvd. Denver, CO 80219 (303) KIND-BUD

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DISPENSARY Listing Delta 9 Caretakers LLC

The Herbal Cure

Green Cross Caregivers

Sleeping Giant Wellness

Clovis, LLC

2262 S. Broadway Denver, CO 80210 (720) 570-2127

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

1842 S. Parker Rd. Denver, CO 80231 (303) 337-2229

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

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

Southwest Alternative Care

Denver Metro Cannabis Couriers

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

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

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

Walking Raven Dispensary Evergreen Apothecary 1568 S. Broadway Denver, CO 80210 (303) 722-1227

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

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

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

Medicinal Oasis

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

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

6853 Leetsdale Dr. Denver, CO 80224 (720) 941-8872

Patients Choice of Colorado

Altitude Organic Medicine - South

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

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

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

THC: The Herbal Center 1909 S. Broadway Denver, CO 80210 (303) 719-4372

2250 S. Oneida St., Ste 204 Denver, CO 80224 (303) 756-8888

Amsterdam Café 1325 S. Inca St. Denver, CO 80223 (303) 282-4956

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


The Candy Girls

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

Denver, CO 80219 (303) 219-6020

Green Around You

The Health Center 2777 S. Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO 80222 (303) 758-9997

970 S. Oneida St., Ste 17 Denver, CO 80224 (303) 284-9075

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

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

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

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

Rocky Mountain Marijuana Dispensary 1126 S. Sheridan Blvd. Denver, CO 80232 (303) 219-4884

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.

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

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

314 Federal Blvd. Denver, CO 80219 (720) 243-0246 (303) 736-6188

The Clinic on Holly

Mile High Therapeutics

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

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

1568 S. Federal Blvd. Denver, CO 80219 (720) 389-9369

Nature’s Cure 4283 W. Florida Ave. Denver, CO 80219 (303) 934-9503

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

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

Wellness Center

Rocky Mountain Patient Services

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

Nature’s Own Wellness Center 927 Highway 3 Durango, CO 81301 (720) 663-9554


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

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

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DISPENSARY Listing New Age Medical 2553 Sheridan Blvd. Edgewater, CO 80214 (303) 233-1322

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

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

Nature’s Kiss Medical Lounge 4332 S. Broadway Englewood, CO 80113 (303) 484-9327


Colorado Medical Marijuana LLC 3431 S. Federal Blvd, Unit F Englewood, CO 80110 (303) 625-4012


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

Front Range Dispensary, LLC 8876 N. Federal Blvd. Federal Heights, CO 80260 (303) 429-2420


Medicinal Gardens of Colorado

The Generations Natural Medicine

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

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

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

A Kind Place

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

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


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


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


Bioenergetic Healing Center

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

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


Medical Marijuana of the Rockies

1740 S. College Ave. Fort Collins, CO 80525 (970) 817-1965

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

Friendly Fire


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

Kind Care of Colorado 6617 South College Ave Fort Collins, CO 80526 (970)232-9410

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


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

Green Natural Solutions, LLC 753 Rood Ave., Unit 3 Grand Junction, CO 81501 (970) 424-5331

Heavenly Healing, LLC 1225 N. 23rd St. #106 Grand Junction, CO 81501 (970) 242-2488

High Desert Dispensary, LLC


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

4601 E. Mississippi Ave. Glendale, CO 80246 (303) 386-3185

High Desert Dispensary Highly Herbal

Nature’s Best


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

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

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


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

Rocky Mountain Organic Medicine 420 Corporate Cir. Ste I Golden, CO 80401 (720) 230-9111


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Elk Mountain, LLC


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

Greenlight Care 216 N Ave., #11 Grand Junction, CO 81501 (970) 609-MEDS

Cannabis Care Wellness Center 2515 7th Ave. Greeley, CO 80631

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

IDAHO SPRINGS 420 Highways

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

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DISPENSARY Listing Mountain Medicinals, Inc.

Post Modern Health

1800 Colorado Blvd., Ste 5 Idaho Springs, CO 80452 (303) 567-4211

5660 W. Alameda Ave. Lakewood, CO 80226 (303) 922-9479


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

Pain Management of Colorado

Rocky Mountain Ways, LLC 1391 Carr St., Unit 303 Lakewood, CO 80214 (303) 238-1253

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

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


Colorado Medical Marijuana LLC 3600 S. Wadsworth Blvd. Unit B Lakewood, CO 80235 (303) 625-4012

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

Smokeshops Heads of State

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

Lazy J’s Smoke Shop

8250 W. Coal Mine Ave., Unit 4 Littleton, CO 80123 (720) 981-2818

Green Mountain Care 5423 S. Prince St. Littleton, CO 80120 (303) 862-6571

Mother Nature’s Miracle 315 W. Littleton Blvd. Littleton, CO 80210 (303) 794-3246

Southwest Alternative Care 2100 W. Littleton Blvd., Suite 50 Littleton, CO 80120 (720) 237-3079

The Hemp Center 2430 W. Main St. Littleton, CO 80120 (303) 993-7824


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


Colorado Medical Marijuana LLC 9233 Park Meadows Dr. Lone Tree, CO 80124 (303) 635-4012

LONGMONT Botanic Labs

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

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


Colorado Patients First

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


Blue Sky Care Connection

9114 W. 6th Ave. Lakewood, CO 80226 (303) 423-7246

1449 W. Littleton Blvd., Ste 10 Littleton, CO 80120 (720) 283-6447

Pain Management of Colorado


3600 S. Wadsworth Blvd. Lakewood, CO 80232 (303) 423-7246

72 E. Arapahoe Rd. Littleton, CO 80122 (303) 771-1600

Pain Management of Colorado

Colorado Medical Marijuana LLC

12018 W. Jewell Ave. Lakewood, CO 80228 (303) 423-7246

Footprints Health

2 W. Dry Creek Cir. Littleton, CO 80120 (303) 625-4012

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

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

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


GrassRoots Medical Clinic 1635 Foxtrail Dr. Loveland, CO 80538 (303) 499-9399


Headquarters Emporium Dispensary 310 Main St. Lyons, CO 80540

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

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

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DISPENSARY Listing NedMeds


Herbal Remedies

(303) 258-7981

Pueblo, CO 81007 (330) 703-7500

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

One Brown Mouse/ Cannabis Healing Arts

Medimar Ministry

35 and 95 E. First St. Nederland, CO 80446 (303) 258-0633

112 Colorado Ave. Pueblo, CO 81004 (719) 545-0100

Tea Alchemy


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


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

The Green Solution 470 Malley Dr. Northglenn, CO 80233 (303) 990-9723


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

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


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

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

The Nichol’s Factory Westminster, CO (720) 422-5714


Cannabis Kindness Caregivers

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

Baked At a Mile High (720) 470-4441

Bennett Bail Bonds

Dignity Group LLC

(303) 663-1010

Denver, CO 80218 (303) 238-4428

BioTrack THC

Dr. Green Genes Denver, CO 80202 (720) 329-3643

(720) 432-5051

Bowl Mole

4045 Wadsworth Blvd. #270 Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 (303) 431-4994

GeNEDics Medical Delivery Service Nederland, CO 80477

(303) 242-6643

Clone Depot

Herbal Delivery Services



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

Denver, CO 80210 (303) 868-0242

Mile High Relief Center



Denver, CO (303) 886-7030

Cheeba Chews

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


A New Dawn Wellness Clinic

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

Nature’s Medicine Pagosa

520 ½ Main St. Windsor, CO 80550 (970) 599-6896

Pagosa Springs, CO 81447 (970) 507-0148

In Harmony Wellness

Denver, CO 80203 (720) 382-0890

4630 Royal Vista Cir., Ste #12 Windsor, CO 80528 (970) 222-5555

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


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

Sublime Wellness Center

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

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

(720) 998-9454

Cool Jars (714) 602-2169

CQB K-9 (719) 494-0345

Dazys (303) 818-0083

Delta 9 Tekhnologe (720) 327-2903

Denver Mile Hydro


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

Rachel K. Gillette

Dixie Elixirs

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


(866) 928-1623

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

Dragon Chewer (213) 973-DRGN

8 Rivers Restaurant

Enlightened Platypus

1550 Blake St. Denver, CO 80202 (303) 623-3422


Colorado Cannabis Therapy, LLC

420 Science

Grand Junction, CO 81501 (970) 460-3017

Anti-Aging and Wellness (970) 381-1621 tammyhiattmonaco (888)884-4ATM (4286)

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

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DISPENSARY Listing Full Spectrum Labs

OrganaLabs (720) 335-LABS


Global Transaction Solutions

OTD Cycle Sports

(800) 728-6597 ext. 1616

Greenfaith Ministry P.O. Box 024 Nunn, CO 80648 (307) 221-2180 (888) 391-4522 (949) 226-4468

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

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

Joe’s Salon & Barbers 2260 S. Quebec St., Unit 4 Denver, CO 80231 (303) 695-8004

Keef Cola (303) 530-0382

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


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

Plant Medicine Expo HealthCare Provider Conference

(719) 646-2984

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

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

MMJ Daily Deals

Karmaceuticals p 20

A Cut Above p 32 Alive Herbal Medicine p 61 Altermeds LLC p 20

Kindness Medical Cannabis Center Kush Brand Clothing p 113 Lakewood Patient Resource Center p 128 (303) 991-6196

A Mile High p 13

Mari-gro p 55

At Home Remedies p 20

Maryjanes p 60


Ballpark Holistic p 13 & 70 (304) 69Hydro (304) 694-9376

Back to the Garden Health & Wellness Center p 44 BC Inc. p 69

Metro Cannabis p 73

BioCare p 45

Mile High Remedies, Inc p 13

Bio Health Wellness p 91

MMD of Colorado p 76

Safer Colorado

Blown Glass p 79

Denver, CO 80204 (303) 861-0033

Botica Del Sol p 13

MMJ America p 7

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

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

B Goods p 131

Boulder County Caregivers p 54 Broadway Wellness p 4

P.O. Box 140266 Edgewater, CO 80214 (505) 690-1316

Natural Remedies MMJ p 15 Natures Best p 13

Cannabinoids MMJ p 41 Cannabis Kindness Caregivers p 54 Canna License p 29

Naturx LLC p 60 Organa Labs p 129

Catnips p 43

Pain Management of CO p 33

Cheeba Chews p 50

Patient’s Choice p 60

Chef Herb p 102

Post Modern Health p 62

City Park Dispensary p 13

Pure Medical Dispensary (backcover) Robb Corry p 91

Colorado Dispensary Services p 54

Rocky Mountain Caregivers p 58

Comfort Care Centers p 91

Rocky Mountain MMJ Dispensary p 84

Delta 9 Tekhnologe p 38 & 39

Rocky Mountain Organic Medicine p 51

DenCo p 71

Rocky Mountain Wellness Center East p 13

Denver Canna Club p 12 & 13 Denver Patients Group p 16 & 17 Dixie Elixirs p 47

Rocky Road Remedies p 89 Safer p 112

Doctors Orders Co Springs p 49

Sense of Healing p 28

Doctors Orders Denver p 23

Sensible CO p 82

Doobtubes p 128

Simply Pure p 37

Doctors Orders Co. Springs” Emergency Room p 49 Enlightened Platypus p 36

Smithstonian p 13 Southwest Alternative Care p 29

Evergreen Apothecary p 129

Stone Mountain Wellness p 13

Floobies p 13

Summit Wellness p 72

Full Spectrum Labs (centerfold)

Sweet Leaf p 72

Ganja Gourmet p 25

Tender Healing Care p 22

Good Meds p 36

(303) 501-3967

Grass Roots Organica p 131

Denver, CO 80204 (720) 545-8322

Nature’s Kiss p 77

Caregivers for Life p 44

The Pure Gourmet

Tingly Treats

Natural Advantage MMJ Center p 76

Cannabicare p 63

Colorado Cannabis Caregivers p 44

The Mad Hatter Coffee & Tea Co.

MMJ Daily Deals p 57 Natural Remedies p 72

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

Mersa Tech p 70

Canna Mart p 19

Colorado Care Facility Inc. p 55

The 420 Deal

Medical Herbs of Fountain p 13

BuddingHealth p 31

Tastee Yummees

marQaha medicated beverages

Mile High Mike

Higher Ground p 59

420 Wellness p 48

Kushism p 2

3945 Tennyson St. Denver, CO 80212 (303) 728-9251

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

3-D Denver Discreet Dispensary p 54

Altitude Organic p 26 & 27, 95

The Comfort Café


of Advertisers

Alternative Wellness Center p 62

Bio Track BioCare pList 61

Grassroots p p 48

The Giving Tree p 76 The Grasshopper Alt. Medicine p 83

Green Cross Clinic p 9

The Green Earth Wellness p 70

Green Miracle Medicinals p 13

The Hemp Center p 54

Green Mountain Care p 3

The Releaf Center p 36

Green Point Insurance Group p 102

Timberline Herbal Clinic & Wellness Center p 85

Hatch Wellness Center p 75 Hawaiian Herbal Health Center p 13

Today’s Health Care (insert) Top Buds p 13


Herbal Connections LLC p 11

Herbal Remedies (insert)

Urban Dispensary p 85

Herbs Medicinal p 13

Ute Miracle Medicinals p 13

Votex Water Pipes

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Colorado's premiere cannabis lifesyle magazine

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Colorado's premiere cannabis lifesyle magazine