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26 Airport 101

Traveling with medical marijuana under TSA guidelines -- be sure to check out what you are allowed to do in the not so friendly skies.

34 Jimi Hendrix

This Month in Weed History we acknowledge one of the greatest singer/ songwriter and electric guitarists in rock history who was very involved in the marijuana movement, and died way too young in September 1970.

56 Interview with Matt Cook

Matt Cook, Senior Director from Colorado’s Department of Revenue discusses the implementation of the new marijuana laws in Colorado and his desire to create an industry that can be regulated, safe, and also gain public confidence.

66 Mile High Music Festival

Two days of great music and great highs at the Mile High Festival. Numerous bands including Dave Matthews, Cypress Hill, as well as classic rockers in the Steve Miller band entertained tens of thousands of fans for the third annual festival.

106 Throwing a Great Tailgater

The pre party at any football game can be just as much fun as the game. Here’s how to throw a great tailgate party!! Game on! 6

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10 | Fertile Ground by Brian Vicente, Esq. 16 | Date & Dine by Julie Cole 20 | Strain Review: God’s Gift by Michael Dillon 44 | Grover’s Grove by Jade Kine 50 | Two-Faced: Cannabis & Facebook by David Downs 54 | The Controversial Cannabis Plant by Dr. Robert J. Melamede 72 | Westminster Dispensary’s Lawsuit by Noelle Leavitt 74 | Go Solar by Charlotte Cruz 80 | The Health Report: Anxiety Disorder by Sean Masters 82 | Colorado Live Music Preview 86 | We Dig This: Red Rocks by Valerie Fernandez 88 | The Kush Life by Big Kush Jay 92 | Killing The Prohibition Weed by Mason Evert 96 | Frisco Colorado by Audrey Burns 98 | Chef Herb’s Recipes 104 | Hydroponics Store Etiquette 101 by Kan Zhong 110 | The Big Easy by Ryan James 114 | Great Football Movies by J. Mark Sternberg 118 | Travel: New Mexico by Jane Quentin 120 | Dailybuds.com Dispensary Directory


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1996 California voted in the first ballot initiative regarding medical marijuana, commonly referred to as the Compassionate Use Act. Since then, 13 states and the District of Columbia have passed various forms of medical marijuana legislation, ranging from ballot measures, Senate bills and initiatives. But Colorado is the only state that voted in the use of medical marijuana as an amendment to the state constitution in 2000. While it has taken 10 years to finally put that amendment into what has now become HB 1284 and SB 109, Colorado has become the national poster child for how to regulate medical marijuana on a statewide basis and is leading the way by becoming the first state to provide regulatory framework for dispensaries, growers, edible manufacturers and physicians who provide medical marijuana patients medication or services. While the new legislation has many questionable regulations that will be open to interpretation and challenges, at least Colorado is acknowledging that as a state, it has an obligation to its citizens and medical marijuana related businesses to try and set forth a set of laws and regulations that will guide this industry. In an interview with Matt Cook (p. 54) Senior Director from Colorado’s Department of Revenue, he states that his role in helping to decipher the immense set of regulations set forth in this newly adopted law, is one of establishing a level of trust between the medical marijuana industry, the public and the government. Cook says that Colorado has changed the face of medical marijuana by legitimizing businesses that provide medical marijuana. This is not only a huge step for Colorado, but one for the entire United States as well. Since Colorado, from the inception of Amendment 20 allowed medical marijuana businesses to be for profit, the state seized an opportunity to create a new source of taxable revenue. In fact other states, such as California, which only allow medical marijuana to be provided by not for profit businesses, could benefit by watching and learning from Colorado’s example. Just like our constitutional forefathers who wrote the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, laws can never be absolute in their interpretation. In a recent “rules meeting” in front of hundreds of people from the medical marijuana industry, “Cook began his presentation by acknowledging the fact that HB 10-1284 is not a perfect piece of legislation and that it needs a lot of work. Cook then recognized that it will take a partnership for HB 101284 to move forward and that he is humble to create those partnerships. He then committed that his department would offer fair, honest and faithful communication, and that he would create work groups that fairly represent the industry to help with the rule making process.” While this is only the beginning of deciphering all of the nuances of HB 10-1284, Colorado should be applauded for Leading the Way, and acknowledging that medical marijuana providers, users and ancillary businesses are real businesses in the eyes of the state. Hopefully, Colorado will lead by example, making other states set forth regulations allowing medical marijuana providers to become real businesses nationwide. Kush Editorial Board, www.dailybuds.com

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More and more medical marijuana patients are facing a new

and ugly form of discrimination—threats by law enforcement

parents are arising with alarming frequency in custody-divorce

to Leadville, rogue police officers are entering patient’s houses,

mmj patient to attack that person’s character.

to take away their children. In locations ranging from Denver finding medical marijuana, and then using that person’s status

cases where one parent may use the other parent’s status as an Whether you are in a custody-divorce battle, or just a regular

as an mmj patient to claim they are an unfit parent. These

patient wondering how to best safeguard your children, here

some cases, prosecutors have gone so far as to file felony child

enforcement and child services that your status as a patient

incidents have led to the temporary removal of children, and, in abuse charges permanently threatening parenting rights.

are some tips to protect against harassment and assure law does not limit your ability to be a good parent.

Create a firewall. Like any medicine, marijuana needs to be kept

Use discretion. Do not medicate when children are present

far away from youth. This can be accomplished by establishing a

and never drive after medicating. Also, advise your children that

physical wall between medicine (including plants) and children.

medical marijuana is a private, medical matter and urge them to use

Responsible patients will often store their medical marijuana in a

discretion when discussing it.  

locked closet or garage, where only the adult patient has access.     Get  legal advice and follow the law closely.  If a parent is using medical marijuana for a qualifying condition under state law, it is important for that patient to see a doctor and become a legal patient.  One of the most effective tools in turning away intrusive state agents is to have all the proper paperwork ready and easily accessible.  Also, stay as close to the state requirements of six plants and two ounces as possible, and be sure to label this medicine accordingly.   Teach your children about medical marijuana.  Educate your kids about marijuana and its medical uses.  Explain that Colorado law allows responsible, sick adults (and in rare occasions severely ill minors) to use marijuana for medical purposes.  Keep in mind that kids are often taught about drugs at school in a manner that is more fear-based than educational.  Counterbalance this miseducation by teaching your children in a fact-based, thoughtful manner.  

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In the civil context, allegations that mmj patients are unfit

If you cook with medical marijuana, be sure to clearly label this product as “medicine”, store it in appropriate containers, and keep it away from other food. Someday soon marijuana will be recognized as a benign plant that poses significantly less harm to users than most items in the medicine cabinet.  Until that day comes, keep these tips in mind and keep yourself and your children safe. 


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by JULIE COLE

Best Breakfast Date DUO 2413 W 32nd Ave, Denver If a breakfast date means that the morning began together, show your appreciation by taking your date to Duo. Tucked away in the Highland neighborhood, Duo is primarily a dinner spot, but their brunch menu is not to be missed. The décor is welcoming and warm and will send you instantly into a spell of relaxation and comfort. The service is always impeccable and the chefs take their food very seriously. Known as the “farm to table” restaurant, Duo works with local farmers and the result is fresh, delicious food that supports local businesses. They serve excellent organic coffee and if you have worked up an appetite, try the Red Eye Biscuits--house made biscuits and Canadian bacon topped with sunny side up eggs and red eye gravy.

Best Lunch Date LINDSAY’S BOULDER DELI AT HAAGEN DAZS 1148 Pearl St, Boulder Lunch dates can be tricky. Going out to lunch is a friendly affair so it is advisable to avoid serious talks or anything to heavy on a lunch date. Lunch, if not rushed however, is a wonderful way to really “hang out” with someone-- get to know their quirks and see what they order on a sandwich—the Little Things begin here. Lunch dates are perfect for a new crush and there is no better place to fall in seriously deep like than Lindsay’s. Pick a perfect autumn afternoon, stroll the Pearl Street Mall and ramble on in to Lindsay’s for lunch and duh, ice cream. Lindsay, the owner (duh again) is often behind the counter peddling her amazing menu. A little known fact: Lindsay’s mother is a Cordon Bleu graduate and helped design the menu so you know it is magnifique! The sandwiches are perfect for sharing and come with the option to “over-stuff ”. Sharing is recommended because have I mentioned that there is ice cream?

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And funny, aforementioned ice cream goes really well with bananas and syrups and nuts and whipped cream. I promise you will never forget your banana split date or the people watching on the mall. Befriend Lindsay’s Boulder Deli on Facebook for incredible daily specials. Lindsay also posts a trivia question each day and if you know the answer, even more savings! Oh and read the whole thing because she usually reveals the answer immediately following the question. Added bonus: Boulder Rx, Boulder’s newest medical cannabis center, is right downstairs; so if you are looking for a place to get medicine with easy access to ice cream, you have found the promised land.

Best Dinner Date CUBA CUBA 1173 Delaware St, Denver Nothing impresses more than a well thought-out date restaurant. If you have graduated to dinner, then things must be progressing and perhaps there is hope that the dinners may one day turn to breakfasts. Cuba Cuba is the perfect place to show that you aren’t a chain restaurant flunky and that you care about ambiance as much as great food. Known for having a near perfect mojito, Cuba Cuba is romantic and exotic and while you’re sipping your mojito on the candlelit patio, you are certain to fall into the magical mood that Cuba Cuba creates. The restaurant itself is a quaint Victorian home turned into restaurant; so visiting is like walking into the world’s coolest dinner party. The Caribbean vibe is alive and well and one publication even voted Cuba Cuba the best restaurant to “get lucky on a third date”. Cuba Cuba makes people relax and the mojito thing certainly helps. The real treasure though is the food. The paella is out of this world and the mahi is always fresh and prepared with spice and tang that only the Cubans know how to produce. There is live music on Thursdays and no dining reservations are accepted, which isn’t the worst thing considering the bar. Enjoy!


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STRAIN REVIEW:

by MICHAEL DILLON

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so often, a miraculous gift is presented to us tiny little earthlings that changes our world. We’ve been blessed with oxygen, water, slurpees, and ketchup... just to name a few. True to it’s name, the God’s Gift strain of Kush brings cannabis smokers something that changes the game. And whether or not you believe in a higher power, everyone will agree that this strain is purely divine. When I went to pick this strain up from one of my favorite dispensaries, expectations were high. Beyond the name, a lot of friends had tried and spoken very highly of it. One whiff out of the jar and I had to smile, knowing for sure that this was going to be good. That sweet, dank smell was a refreshing hit to the senses. My nose hairs were tickled and my heart rate picked up a little with the prospect of how I was about to feel. I took it home and got down to business, smoking out of my trusty old glass pipe, “Bob”. Game on. God’s Gift is a hybrid strain that really felt more like an indica to me. It’s a calm and relaxing Kush that fits with a walk in the park on a sunny day just as well as a rainy day snuggled up in bed, watching a movie. There was a real nice lift in my mental state, which was paired with a soothing tranquility throughout the body. And while that may sound like the exact description of a nice hybrid, I still think this one falls into my ‘chill’ strain category. Certainly no anxiety,

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paranoia, or freak outs. God’s Gift is a bit of a creeper too... really sneaks up on you. I was a little bit worried 5 or 10 minutes after smoking when the buzz hadn’t hit yet. But then like a damned magic show, it kicks in and stuck around quite pleasantly for over two hours. The genetics of God’s Gift seem to be debated quite a bit throughout cyberspace. Commonly thought to come from an OG Kush x Grandaddy Purple mix, some say God’s Gift is Mendo Purps x Killer Queen. Others have said it’s Grandaddy Purp x Grape Ape. If you grow, I’d imagine you can try any of those combos and get some pretty fine Kush that is or closely resembles God’s Gift. Personally, I try to not get too caught up in all of that technical mumbo-jumbo because in the end, names of the medication don’t really matter.... what matters is how it makes you feel. And God’s Gift has had me floating on cloud 9. Physically, this strain has really dense buds. Not the kind of bud you want to break up by hand for a joint or blunt. The taste is very sweet and, as stated before, the smell is pretty out of this world. God’s Gift has some very mixed colors -- dark green and deep purple buds with reddish orange hairs and sparkly crystals that really make it shine like the gem that it is. You’ll get quite a bit of good keef from the trichomes, which is a nice little bonus to this already wonderful gift. It’s a good looking strain overall, which is fitting for the feeling that it delivers. This is a Kush strain that is certainly worth a bit more than your average product. I will be getting it again, and would preach it’s quality to any marijuana connoisseur. God’s Gift has been delivered to our planet, and all religious views aside, we should be thanking ‘God’ for this delightful treat.


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That’s the word from the Transportation Safety Administration, NORML, and Americans for Safe Access this year. Despite every-widening acceptance of the plant, patients should not assume they can fly with their medication. TSA spokesperson Suzanne Trevino said TSA officials at the nation’s 750 or so checkpoints screen more than 700 million passengers a year. If they find a federally illegal substance like marijuana, they alert local law enforcement. Patients should call ahead of their trip to ascertain the details of local law enforcement policy. The TSA says some state laws might not allow for interstate or intercountry possession. A sheriff’s spokesperson at San Francisco Airport, for example, said medical marijuana patients can fly wherever they want, but they should declare their medicine at the checkpoint. Patients must present their medical marijuana patient id card and can fly with no more than is stated on the card. Lauren Payne, lawyer for Americans for Safe Access – a patient advocacy group - stated “it’s best NOT to fly with medicine, EVEN if your flight never leaves your home state.” She knows of one California patient awaiting sentencing for flying out of SFO with three-quarters of an ounce of processed marijuana and two grams of concentrated cannabis. Another patient was arrested and tried for attempting to fly from Sacramento to New Orleans with three pounds of marijuana in his suitcase. Payne adds, “Any type of concentrate, including edibles, are arresteable without the proper paperwork.” California NORML spokesperson Dale Gieringer said Oakland, SFO, and LAX honor state medical marijuana law, while Burbank and San Diego are known not to. Each of the 14 medical marijuana states has different laws, and enforcement of those laws can

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vary significantly by airport. The TSA said there is no master list of policies at each airport. Trevino highly discouraged trying to sneak medical marijuana through security, noting the TSA is keen to those who stash contraband in the small of their back and groin. The TSA is rolling out quarter of a million dollar, millimeter wave radars called Whole Body Imaging across the nation. The devices pick up non-metallic objects concealed on the body and are already catching marijuana hidden on passengers. Some patients report no trouble flying with medicine. In Missoula, Montana this August, an activist flew a growing marijuana plant

as carry-on from Michigan, using a commercial carrier. It’s now proudly displayed in the business window of the Montana Caregivers Network, patient Jason Christ told local news. “When I have a plant I am carrying across the states in a plane, it’s making the shock value wear off.” Payne says be careful out there. “I’m happy that most patients have no trouble traveling with medicine, as well they should be allowed to.” However, she hears “horror stories EVERY day about California law enforcement officers who are unwilling to abide by state law.”


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There have always been mystical, magical characters throughout time. Not the kind of characters dreamt up by Hollywood, or in a J.K. Rowling book, but the real kind – the kind that only comes around every decade or so – the kind that leaves such an indelible mark in their field, and on society, that their name alone conveys its own energy.

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It’s as though these character’s time on earth was spent doing exactly what they were supposed to do. People like Michelangelo, Einstein, Dali, Charlie Chaplin, Picasso, Louis Armstrong, Elvis, Bob Marley, Martin Luther King Jr., Cesar Chavez, Bill Gates, John Lennon, Magic Johnson, Bob Dylan, and these are just to name a few. Jimi Hendrix was this type of character. His name alone carries so much mystique, and energy. His music speaks for itself, and his legacy is stronger than ever. This month of September, KUSH would like to pay tribute to a true genius, and innovator in his field – James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix – Nov. 27th, 1942 – Sept. 18th, 1970. Considered to be the best electric guitarist in the history of rock music, Jimi Hendrix lived a very short, adventurous life, but managed to perfect his craft in that time. Popularizing the wah-wah pedal, and creating the distorted feedback was Hendrix’ mark of success. Coming from a long pedigree of playing with top R&B musicians, like Little Richard, Sam Cooke, and Jackie Wilson, Jimi was already doing amazing solos, and was looking to make a name for himself. That he did. As a huge star in Europe, he became “the guy”. That character that rises on its own, and is propelled by a “true” sensibility, and the purest of passions. Besides his technical skills and innovations within the field, Jimi Hendrix possessed that “true”-ness. His character is often imitated, and more often mutilated, but that energy that he spread for 28 years was great. It comes across in every gesture and note he ever played – if only even on DVD. If there’s a mystique about rock stars and the lifestyles they live, (and die) by, than Jimi set the mold. Living every day dressed in Royal Blue Velvet, and psychedelic pants, dating models, and smoking joints like cigarettes. Sex, Drugs, and Rock’n’Roll. This is the life that Jimi formed and portrayed to our world. Many have fallen suit, but none will ever live up to the character built by Hendrix. He was one of a kind, and he will always be missed. Thankfully we can appreciate him via many mediums, and keep his legacy alive.

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tight by placing a fresh leaf inside the jar and placing it in the fridge. If the leaf shows signs of drying out after a week, then upgrade your containers. Speaking of containers – not all of them are made equal. Small amounts of air leakage from your herb containers can cause your favorite buds to dry out or lose flavor and potency as the VOC’s gas off (VOC’s are Volatile Organic Compounds – basically the aroma and flavor molecules that are emanating from Cannabis). The plastic bags and prescription bottles that Cannabis is often sold in are not suitable for general storage. Transfer your herb into an air tight container after bringing it home. However, even the glass jars with hinged lids and rubber seal aren’t always air tight - especially as they get older and the rubber begins to get stiff. Container stores and house ware stores carry many different makes and models of storage containers intended to be airtight. Test them using the leaf test before buying a bunch of them. Many pot connoisseurs swear by glass, but polycarbonate containers can work just as well if the seal is tight. One advantage to polycarbonate containers is that they aren’t subject to breakage during transportation. However you grow it and store it, remember that resin can be sensitive to environmental degradation from heat, light and air. Even shake should receive proper post-harvest handling and storage if the grower intends to make hash or kief out of it. After all, hashish and kief are simply the result of collecting the resin from the plant material via separation. If you want the finest cold water hash, kief or other Cannabis concentrates – protect your resin from the plant through the harvest. You’ll be surprised at what a difference a little TLC can do for your resin and your smoking experience.

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DAVID DOWNS

ocial networking site

Facebook drew the ire of

cannabis activists countrywide

this September when they rejected an

advertisement for further decriminalizing the plant. The rejection highlighted ongoing disputes between the immensely popular web destination and its 500 million users.

On August 25, the Just Say Now campaign to legalize

cannabis nationwide blasted its tens of thousands of users with the announcment, ‘Facebook Censors Marijuana – Help Us Fight Back’. The political action group had ran a pro-legalization

advertisement that appeared on Facebook 38 million times until that week when Facebook started censoring it.

A Facebook spokesperson said they told Just Say Now the

ad in question – which featured a marijuana leaf – violated company policy.

“We don’t allow any images of drugs, drug paraphernalia,

“walled gardens” with overseers whose interests can overwrite

free speech, open communication, and in this case, essential political debate.”

“Voters in various districts nationwide will have to make

important political decisions about marijuana this year (California’s Proposition 19 is one example). Facebook’s decision, reportedly an attempt to be consistent with its ad

policies restricting smoking and/or marijuana-related content,

is instead primarily silencing an important, motivated voice in a politically significant debate.”

Facebook rules seem arbitrary as well. For example,

Facebook allows the game “Pot Farm” on its site. “Pot Farm” boasts almost half a million growers. Users simply install the

free game as an app, and begin resource management activity similar to Farmville. The game revolves around an illegal “pot

farm” where users must try to grow marijuana, and make earn

coins and “pot bucks” to spend on virtual items that can benefit a user’s farm, all while avoiding a raid by Ranger Dick.

Meanwhile, noted real-life cultivator Ed Rosenthal hit the

or tobacco in ad images on Facebook. “Just Say Now” and other

same advertising barrier this Spring when he tried to promote

Facebook using different images,” she said.

author of such books as the Marijuana Grower’s Handbook and

pro-legalization organizations can continue to advertise on Just Say Now responded by slapping at ‘censored’ bar over

the offending portion of the ad, and asking its followers to

spread the censored image far and wide among cannabis’ huge community on the site. For example, almost 200,000 people “like” the Prop 19 campaign to tax, and regulate cannabis in

California. The censorship issues echoed across the site and larger net.

Facebook is not your friend, notes First Amendment rights

group Electronic Frontier Foundation, based in San Francisco.

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“The gag is an important reminder that social networks

like Facebook — while useful, interesting, and pretty — are

his legendary cannabis publications on the site. Rosenthal is the the Big Book of Buds 3. Rosenthal states that Facebook told him they do not allow the advertisement of illegal drugs on the site. When Rosenthal responded that marijuana was not illegal in the fourteen states the ad was set to appear in, Facebook claimed, “We do not allow any products relating to drugs on the site.”

“Freedom of press is restricted to those who own the

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he use of the cannabis plant has been controversial for centuries. On the one hand, it’s medical properties have been known for thousands of years, yet on the other hand it’s been condemned as the devil’s weed. Today, modern science has the ability to end this ageold controversy, while at the same time explaining the reason for it having ever existed (see concluding paragraph). In 1988 the existence of the previously unknown THC receptor was demonstrated. This finding strongly suggested that humans make their own marijuana-like compounds that bind to this receptor, now known as the CB1 receptor. A few years later, Dr. Rafael Mechoulam identified the first such compound and named it anandamide (Sanskrit for the blissful amide). Subsequently, thousands of peer-reviewed scientific articles have demonstrated the widespread homeostatic (biochemical balance) involvement of cannabinoids in all body systems (cardiovascular, digestive, endocrine, excretory, muscular, nervous, skeletal, skin, and reproductive) as well as regulating such basic biological parameters as appetite, body temperature, pain, fear, paranoia, aggression, sleep, and joy. The basic nature of endocannabinoid activity with respect to health is positive as is best seen by its anti-aging, and anticancer properties. If the CB1 receptor is genetically eliminated in mice, they die prematurely and their skin ages prematurely. In contrast, an intramural NIH study showed that animals fed high concentrations of THC lived longer and had fewer tumors. In view of the holistic nature by which medical marijuana impacts on the endocannabinoid system the wide spread health benefits that people are seeing, now that individual states have allowed medical use, make sense. Unlike conventional pharmaceutical that try to block a biochemical pathway involved in a particular illness, cannabinoids have a global impact that, through their homeostatic

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regulation of many pathways, promotes health. Thus, instead of having many pills for a specific illneess (typically to counteract each others negative side affects), cannabis is one medicine for many illness. We are seeing the beginning of a revolution in healthcare, and the end to it’s dominance by big pharma. Because cannabis appears to be so safe, and has essentially no achievable lethal dose, people can safely experiment with different strains and doses to find what works for them. A pioneer in self experimentation and medication has been Rick Simpson. He appears to have cured himself and others of cancer and other terminal diseases. What is lacking is rigorous documentation that would be widely acceptable by anyone with enough cannabinoid activity to be open-minded. To solve the current gap of bonafide documentation of cause and effect, treatment and cure, the Phoenix Tears Foundation has been established. This group is working with legal, terminal patients to confirm and document the amazing curative properties of medical marijuana. People should wonder how is it possible that the United States federal government is willing to spend billions of dollars, year after year, to arrest and incarcerate millions of otherwise law abiding citizens, but has not spent a few million to confirm, or not, the cancer killing properties of cannabis. The answer is amazingly simple. Our endocannabinoid system controls open mindedness, fear and paranoia. Some people are cannabinoid deficient. These unhigh people (BLPs-backward looking people, as opposed to FLPs-foward looking people) appear to concentrate in government where they spread fear and ignorance. They have no choice. They are genetic holdovers from an earlier age when aggressive, linear paths contributed to human advancement. That time has passed, and we are now entering into a new era in man’s evolution, one of consciousness, cooperation and caring for our selves, each other, and our environment.

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It is 9:00 at night. Matt Cook, Senior Director from Colorado’s Department of Revenue turns on his computer and begins the process of responding to the hundreds of emails that he received throughout the day. The task is daunting. Especially when you consider the day was full from meetings and phone calls—not only related to medical marijuana, but the other divisions he manages which include alcohol, gaming, and tobacco. The emails are from concerned or confused medical marijuana centers and edibles manufacturers, to patients wondering how the new laws impact them. Many times, it’s the same questions asked over and over again, and then there’s the patient advocates that like to hit the send button multiple times to drive home a point. But Cook takes it all in stride because he knows that by working together, we have a unique opportunity to get this right. “We can do a lot of good, not only for the citizens of Colorado, but for the entire United States,” says Cook. Cook knows from prior experience that with communication and education, he can prevent pandemonium. “There is so much bad information out there,” says Cook. Taking the time to respond should help relieve anxiety and pessimism by an industry that has endured over 70 years of suppression—dating back to the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, the Boggs Act of 1952, and the Narcotics Control Act of 1956. All of these acts have evolved and contributed to the fact that marijuana remains illegal at a federal level. Consequently, every person involved in the sale, distribution, and possession of marijuana lives in fear. Perhaps that is exactly why Cook was given this opportunity to lead Colorado, along with a nation, down a path that no one

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has ever been before. He understands and is quite familiar with an industry in transition. Cook had gotten wind that the medical marijuana industry might be assigned to his division in December 2009. He has 30 years of experience in the regulatory process, and in a previous life, he even spent 2 years as a narcotics officer with the Drug Enforcement Agency working on drug cases. He is constantly reminded of that history by a certificate that hangs on his office wall. It seems ironic that a DEA trained professional would be regulating an industry that his former colleagues would be trying to control or arrest. It was last Christmas that he began preparing himself to swallow a bitter pill where his past would meet the present. Cook says he really hasn’t had the time to reflect on how his life has evolved. He prefers to focus on the job at hand and that his department must create a regulatory framework within a limited timeframe. House Bill 10-1284 (HB 10-1284) was passed into law by the Colorado general assembly in 2010. It is a momentous piece of legislation, not only for Colorado, but also for the United States. Cook says Colorado is validating the medical marijuana industry. HB 10-1284 will cause the licensing of medical marijuana facilities such dispensaries or centers, growers, and infused products manufacturers as legitimate businesses in Colorado. In turn, it ignited the medical marijuana industry to fully disclose every aspect of their business. Applications began to be measured in feet, and delivering the application to the Department of Revenue became synonymous with giving birth. It left many medical marijuana businesses feeling utterly exposed, and having to put their trust


into a system that was both foreign and unknown. In an industry that is consumed by distrust, the efforts made by Cook to speak at public forums and the countless emails he has returned have paid big dividends. The public perception is turning, and Cook is now being considered more of an ally than the enemy. The licensing process in many ways became the rites of passage for the medical marijuana industry and a possible historical milestone. Arnold van Gennep who was a folklorist from France, describes a rites of passage as having 3 distinct phases: separation, transition, and re-incorporation. During the past year and a half, the Colorado “Green Rush” was operating in a state of transition, wondering where the industry was headed. The last phase of re-incorporation is having a new identity and becoming licensed. Cook said it several times and it’s worth repeating… “Colorado is validating your business.” The day Neil Armstrong landed on the moon and said his famous words “That’s one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind” is a statement that could be applied the day the medical marijuana centers dropped off their applications. While not having the same gravity as landing on the moon, legislative events such as this will become historical icons only when people begin to see the outcome over time. When Martin Luther King gave his famous “I have A Dream” speech in August of 1963, it set into motion the changes needed to advance civil rights. One year later, President Johnson passed

the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The speech became a historical marker when people saw the outcome. That is the reason why Cook is confident that the regulatory process will work when the citizens of Colorado can see positive outcome along with the medical marijuana industry. It is apparent that other states are watching Cook and the Colorado medical marijuana industry with intense focus. Most recently, the United States Congress came calling as Washington D.C. becoming the 15th state to legalize medical marijuana. Washington D.C. is unique in that it requires Congress to endorse any laws related to medical marijuana. “I have a meeting with representatives from South Dakota after our meeting today,” says Cook, who has received phone calls from other states seeking his advice on regulating medical marijuana. They have questions about what they should be considering, as many states have ballots this November giving voters a say on how they want medical marijuana to be handled. Cook likes to downplay his role in the medical marijuana movement by staying in the “here and now.” He only has enough time to reflect on the short term. Where was the department and industry one month ago? What needs to happen today and next week? He views creating a regulatory framework similar to managing “widgets.” In order to reach a particular outcome, numerous steps must be achieved to create an industry that can be regulated, safe, and obtain public confidence. Cook has consistently reached out to the medical marijuana industry through public forums such as the Medical Marijuana

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Business Alliance (MMBA) and Kush Magazine’s sponsored forum. It was in April of 2010 when Matt Cook was introduced at the MMBA. When Cook walked in with colleague Dan Hartman, all eyes were on the two of them. The room was filled with over 500 medical marijuana advocates anxiously waiting. If there was ever a time to be nervous, it would have been then. “I had no idea how they would receive us,” says Cook, and “I didn’t want to be viewed as a big bad negative sitting in a little ivory tower trying to direct things.” The industry at this point in time was recovering from the “auditors with guns” comment that was announced by Senator Romer at a previous MMBA forum. Senator Romer reminded the medical marijuana industry that with HB 10-1284 every dispensary would be assigned an auditor with a gun. That comment only reaffirmed to the medical marijuana industry that government could not be trusted, and to never let your guard down. Cook began his presentation by acknowledging the fact that HB 10-1284 is not a perfect piece of legislation and that it needs a lot of work. Cook then recognized that it will take a partnership for HB 10-1284 to move forward and that he is humble to create those

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partnerships. He then committed that his department would offer fair, honest and faithful communication, and that he would create work groups that fairly represent the industry to help with the rule making process. If Cook was looking to disarm and establish trust with the medical marijuana industry, he accomplished his objective within the first 5 minutes. The atmosphere in the room had gone from anxiety to relief. In his final commitment and most pivotal moment, Cook promised to work with everyone during the rulemaking process. If there were any inequities that could not be resolved, Cook promised: “I will march with you side by side, hand in hand to the legislators in January.” An entire room filled by medical marijuana dispensary owners, patients and lawyers gave Cook a standing ovation. Cheryl Brown, founder of the MMBA, remembers that moment well. “ I thought to myself that finally someone is listening to the medical marijuana industry. When I saw everyone stand up to applaud Mr. Cook, I realized that history was being made in Colorado and finally we became a respected industry. I still get chills thinking about it.”


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The “green scene” was alive and well at this year’s Mile High Music Fest. Tens of thousands of music fans — and cannabis lovers — from all over Colorado and even as far as Texas, Massachusetts and Florida took over Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City Aug. 14 and 15 for the annual Mile High Music Fest. The two-day event celebrated its third year with a fantastic showcase of music, food, and entertainment. Featuring legendary mainstream music moguls Jack Johnson and Dave Matthews Band as the festival’s headliners, dozens of popular and up-and-coming musicians also played the event, including NAS and Damien “Jr. Gong” Marley, Cypress Hill, Rusted Root, Phoenix, Keane, Bassnectar, Z-Trip, The Epilogues, The Samples and My Morning Jacket, as well as old-timers Jimmy Cliff and the Steve Miller Band. The variety of music drew diverse crowds, with people of all ages from all walks of life wandering around, soaking up the sun and enjoying the variety of foods and music offered. Although the music throughout both days was easy on the ears, one of the highlights was Cypress Hill’s mid-set sketch comedy-style interlude with Sen Dog pulling on a 6-foot bong and B-Real puffing a cartoonishly oversized blunt, making reference to Colorado’s lax marijuana laws. While not everyone was as in-your-face as Cypress Hill, several artists commented on Colorado’s pot-friendly atmosphere, noting the overwhelming kind bud stenches and hazy clouds of marijuana smoke looming over the crowds. While warming up the spectators before NAS and Damien “Jr. Gong” Marley’s set, their DJ urged the audience to make some noise if they smoke weed, which was followed by predictably loud hollers and cheers from the sea of

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fans. He then said, “The Forecast in NAS and Jr. Gong’s dressing room is very cloudy,” alluding to the fact that the artists were likely imbibing on some of Colorado’s finest pot. In an interview with Kush Magazine after their set, Rusted Root’s bass guitarist Patrick Norman noted the green scene at the festival. “Not from the haze, but from the smell of the green around here, it’s very nice,” he said, with a slight grin on his face. “It’s a very happy place, and I’m very happy to be here, if you know what I’m sayin.” Chris Heckman, lead vocalist and guitarist of The Epilogues—a local Denver band that performed Sunday after winning the 2010 Westword Music Showcase a couple of weeks prior—also alluded to the copious amounts of pot-smoke in the air and the laid-back atmosphere surrounding the festival. “We have one word and it’s Skywalker… and we were all Jedis yesterday,” he said with a somewhat mischievous smile. Officers from multiple police departments were on hand, but more for the purposes of crowd control and didn’t seem to be specifically looking for cannabis-smokers. Several people were apprehended and taken off site after getting busted for underage drinking. In between musical acts, festival-goers enjoyed an assortment of munchies, including traditional festival goodies such as pizza, burgers, hot dogs, bratwursts and funnel cakes. This year several gourmet options were also available like Thai BBQ, Vietnamese noodles, world vegetarian cuisine and Berrie Kabobs—a deliciously sweet treat consisting of white and milk-chocolate covered strawberries and bananas served on a stick.

Feedback from attendees was overall positive and while Dave Matthews Band’s return to the festival—they also headlined the first year in 2008—likely sold the majority of tickets, people seemed to enjoy all the acts and maybe even discovered some new talent. Taylor Grabbis of Southborough, Mass. said he came to visit his brother Dan, who lives in Summit County, but was motivated to schedule his visit during the weekend of Mile High Music Fest so they could attend the event. “The second day set was better… I’m a big Dave fan and I’m a big fan of Bassnectar… but Jack Johnson put on a good show,” Grabbis said of what he considered to be the highlights of the festival. “I’m most excited to see Bassnectar and probably Dave Matthews,” said Denver resident Sean Byrne on his way into the event Sunday afternoon. “But I love the atmosphere with all the people just diggin’ on the music.”

In response to the food truck phenomenon that has hit Denver and other major cities throughout the country, two food trucks set up shop—one from popular local eatery Steuben’s and a brand new G.E.T Tacos truck, which featured organic and moderatelypriced tacos. The taco truck’s co-owner Julie Conner said it was the first event for them and she felt confident that it went well. “It’s been really good… it’s good for our first launch because, honestly, yesterday was our very first event. We hadn’t even cooked in it until yesterday,” she said.

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The campaign to “reduce your carbon footprint” speaks as the voice of the new green and its presence is growing. Environmental awareness is no longer a fad or something that hippies practice. We are all in this together and that message has been spreading like really good wildfire. We all like to think we do our part to preserve our natural resources and every little bit helps. Maybe you have an eco-friendly water bottle that you fill with water instead of buying the cases of individual bottles or perhaps you compost your food scraps. These are all excellent choices in the fight against climate change and waste reduction. But can we do more? The answer is always a resounding yes. We can do more and by reducing our carbon footprint by examining our driving habits is a great start toward the greater good. If you’re thinking of buying a car, the obvious economical and environmental choice is to choose a hybrid. Hybrids have come a long way since the technology made its way onto the scene. It wasn’t so long ago that buying a hybrid meant that you were giving up power and settling on a design that is reminiscent of a roller coaster car or space-age looking vehicle. Now you can buy a hybrid SUV that looks just like any other gas-guzzling SUV. The Honda Civic Hybrid looks remarkably like a Honda Civic. Automobile manufacturers finally figured out that if the car looks and drives the same, the purchaser has much less trouble deciding to “go green.” Hybrids use less fuel, which means fewer emissions. They save you money and save the planet, one fuel cell at a time. There really isn’t a good reason not to consider a hybrid. And as newer technologies emerge, like hydrogen and electric, the choices are expanding every year. Driving an eco-friendly car doesn’t have to be the only transportation option in reducing one’s carbon footprint on the planet. It is not only environmentally responsible but it is physically prudent to consider getting from point A to point B the old-fashioned 74

way---walk. It may not make a ton of sense to walk to work if you live more than a couple miles away, but what about lunch breaks? Do you jump in the car and run down the street to the sandwich shop? If you’re trading a 15-minute walk for a 5-minute drive, think about leaving the keys behind and giving your body a chance to stretch out and your mind a chance to unload. The more times a day you can make this decision, the more money you save on gas, the more fit you feel and the less emissions you contribute. If you do drive short distances for errands, do your best to carpool with others who have the same idea. One car on the road is always less than four. Bicycles are also an excellent way to get around quickly. Public transportation is inexpensive, environmentally responsible, and saves the day when it comes to traffic and stress. By taking the bus, train, subway, et al. you give yourself more time to do the things you want to do and less time polluting. A bus ride affords you time to catch up on work, read a book for once (instead of just websites) and even get through the emails that have been sitting in your inbox for a week. Most city buses have the least emissions and run on alternative energies. No matter how you decide to get to your destination, remember that jumping in the car is not always the best option. No one is blind to the fact that we as a nation are dependent on our automobiles. They give us a sense of personal freedom and can take us to the corners of the nation and back. But before you drive a few blocks, at least consider an alternative. If you do most of your traveling around a specific area, consider a scooter or moped. My new Vespa costs less than some value meals to fill up! The point is, getting around doesn’t have to always mean the car and you don’t have to be a health freak to justify walking a few blocks or taking a bike ride. It’s high time we as a nation get used to alternatives and with obesity at an all time high, there’s really no reason not to.


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Anxiety is normal to a degree but for those who suffer from GAD often develop symptoms of panic or other physical symptoms. Panic attacks are often a part of the disorder and are no fun for those who suffer. A panic attack feels like a heart attack—the heart races, body temperature rises and often profuse sweating occurs. Many victims have experienced dizziness, numbness or tingling in the extremities and an impending sense of doom. The good news about panic attacks is that they are not harmful in that they do not cause any real physical damage but they can be mentally and emotionally overwhelming. The danger of this particular anxiety issue is that other disorders may come into play. Depression and substance abuse often accompany GAD and can make the rehabilitation process all that more difficult. Rehabilitation or treatment for GAD is subjective. Western medicine offers a variety of medications that can work for severe cases. Everything from Prozac to Zoloft to Xanex is often prescribed to patients by physicians. Alternative therapies are often recommended alongside medication and some patients prefer to skip the drugs altogether to avoid dependency and choose to treat the problem instead of the symptoms. 80

Cognitive therapy is the most widely used therapy for anxiety disorders. Cognitive behavioral therapy addresses negative patterns and distortions in the way we look at the world and ourselves. As the name suggests, this involves two main components:

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EVERYONE GETS STRESSED AND EVERYONE GETS ANXIOUS, BUT for many people, anxiety is a debilitating condition and can become s seriously debilitating condition. General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is a condition that affects nearly 7 million people who often think that they are simply natural worriers or are possibly just dealing with a particularly stressful time in their lives. The National institute for Mental Health describes people with GAD as people who “go through the day filled with exaggerated worry and tension, even though there is little or nothing to provoke it. They anticipate disaster and are overly concerned about health issues, money, family problems, or difficulties at work. Sometimes just the thought of getting through the day produces anxiety.”

Cognitive therapy examines how negative thoughts, or cognitions, contribute to anxiety.

Behavior therapy examines how you behave and react in situations that trigger anxiety. “The basic premise of cognitive behavioral therapy is that our thoughts–not external events–affect the way we feel. In other words, it’s not the situation you’re in that determines how you feel, but your perception of the situation. For example, imagine that you’ve just been invited to a big party. Consider three different ways of thinking about the invitation, and how those thoughts would affect your emotions.” Other methods of combating GAD are mediation, which is a quieting of the mind. This may be difficult to do for some people who have racing thoughts or high levels of anxiety, but meditation can b e learned and practiced by anyone. Breathing techniques and exercises help to calm the body and the mind and is an excellent way to maintain balance. Most importantly, it’s imperative to know that GAD doesn’t have to be permanent and with proper treatment, diet and exercise, you can get your life back and keep it yours. Source: Anxiety Disorders Association of America


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It’s pretty hard to believe that the summer has already passed us by. Now we can look forward to football and the season of snow that lies ahead for us here in Colorado. Whatever the season may be, one thing that stays consistent is the steady stream of talented musicians makeing their way to Colorado. The next month is no exception. So although you may need to start bundling up a bit more to go out, get to some of these shows for a healthy dose of aural delight.

Rusko

Tech N9ne

9.21.10 @ Bluedbird Theater

9.24.10 @ Fillmore Auditorium (Denver) 9.25.10 @ Mesa Theater & Club (Grand Junction)

What do you know about dubstep?? On the grimy, dirtier side of the electro spectrum, dubstep and it’s wobbly, distorted bass date back to the underground club scene of London somewhere around or after 2000. Going relatively mainstream in the states over the last year or so, this style of electronic production doesn’t seem to be going anywhere soon. Rusko, who is from the UK himself, seems to be leading the charge in the push for worldwide dubstep domination. His May released full length album, O.M.G.!, has put him on virtually everyone’s radar, and he is one of the most in demand remixers around. Beyond his distinct production style, his DJ sets are spectacular. Get down to Bluebird on this Tuesday night for a show that will give you dubstep dreams for days. www.ruskoonfire.com

Matt & Kim 9.24.10 @ Ogden Theatre Matt & Kim come from Brooklyn just as advertised, a guy named Matt and a girl named Kim who make upbeat pop-punk tunes that make us want to dance and smile with everyone in sight. Kim plays drums, Matt plays keys, and both sing. Songs like “Daylight”, “Yea Yeah”, and “Good Old Fashioned Nightmare” have gained them widespread recognition in the indie community since forming in 2006. And while they seem destined to expand and grow into a bigger mainstream success in the future, for now their simplicity seems to be one of the more charming aspects of the pair. This Friday night show at Ogden Theatre should be the perfect way to kick off a weekend of decreased responsibility that lies ahead. www.mattandkimmusic.com

Tech N9ne has been around the block... a few times. His career has spanned close to two decades and the man has released a dozen albums since 1999. He released an album in 2010 and is set for another in 2011. Beyond his consistent output of independent rap, Tech N9ne always seems to be on the road and co-owns the label Strange Music. A busy man, to say the least. His live shows are always full of energy and enthusiasm. We suggest heading out to one of these shows to get your fall filling of live rap tunes. www. therealtechn9ne.com

Jimmy Eat World, We Were Promised Jetpacks 10.3.10 @ Ogden Theatre Jimmy Eat World formed in 1993, but didn’t decide to go with Jim Adkins over Tom Linton as the lead vocalist until the late 90’s. It was a good decision. The early 2000s saw them break into the mainstream with the albums Bleed American and Futures, and they haven’t looked back. Their most recent release puts them back on the road with Scotland’s We Were Promised Jetpacks, a really fun group that has a stellar live show. Should be a solid Sunday night of music for those of us that like to get a little emo on some alt pop rock. www.jimmyeatworld.com

Left: Wiz Khalifa Right from Top: Deadmau5, Menomena, Jimmy Eat World, Tech N9ne, Matt & Kim,Ra Ra Roit, Rusko

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Deadmau5 (Live) 10.6.10, 10.7.10 @ Fillmore Auditorium Deadmau5 (Dead Mouse) is one of the most in demand DJ’s in the world right now, and this October, Denver has the pleasure of hosting him for two nights at the Fillmore. Since 2005 he’s released 10 albums full of progressive house music with a touch of trance. If you’re unfamiliar with the name, check out the tracks “Strobe”, “Some Chords”, or “More Ghosts and Stuff ” to get a feel of what to expect from one of his DJ set. Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to bust out, this is a show you’ll need all of your energy for. www.deadmau5.com

Wiz Khalifa 10.9.10 @ Black Sheep (Colorado Springs) The Waken Baken Tour rolls in to Colorado Springs via Black Sheep for a fresh dose of hip hop on this Saturday night. At the ripe age of 22, Cameron Thomaz has already released 2 full albums and 8 mixtapes, the latest titled Kush and Orange Juice.... which makes me smile. A native of Pittsburgh, Khalifa is one of the many young rappers building a career by pumping out mixtapes several times a year. He is legitimately talented and likely has a bright future in front of him. www.wizkhalifa.org

Ra Ra Riot, We Barbarians 10.11.10 @ Bluebird Theater Ra Ra Riot is a delightful indie pop rock outfit from Syracuse that you should know about. They released their second full length album, The Orchard, in August and are on the road in support of that. If you’re unfamiliar, a really great track worth checking out is “Can You Tell”. Joining Ra Ra Riot on this tour is We Barbarians, a Long Beach, CA band that most easily fits into the ‘ambient ’ genre of music. Both are really great live sets, and worth whatever the Bluebird is charging. What better way is there to end a manic Monday than with quality live music?? www.rarariot.com, www.webarbarians.com

Menomena 10.14.10 @ Bluebird Theater Menomema is radical. Hard to think of a better word to describe this funky psychedelic band out of Portland. I came across them while randomly wandering the record store in Seattle years ago. I saw the name, loved the album cover, took one listen, and fell in love. They released their third LP, Mines, on July 27th and are touring all over the US in support of that album. This is a show that we’re really excited about and can’t stress how much you should go check them out with stellar sound system at the Bluebird. Their live set can become a circus of sorts, with the three band members swapping instruments like madmen... and it totally works towards their advantage and the crowd’s enjoyment. Go! www.menomena.com

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GOING TO RED ROCKS is always an amazing experience – whether just going for a day hike and a view, or jamming out to the great bands that visit for the natural beauty, and perfect sound – you just can’t miss at this magnificent venue. Now there are even more reasons to run, hike, climb, rock’n’roll, celebrate life, and THRIVE at Red Rocks!!! Kaiser Permanente is hosting a 5K walk/run up at the historic Amphitheater in Morrison October 10th, and they want you to come join in the festivities. All fundraising efforts benefit the American Lung Association of Colorado. Starting at 9:30 am, participants will begin on the rugged terrain of the Upper North Lot, and walk/run along the beautiful park roads towards Morrison. The course finishes with the ever-challenging Red Rock stairs. Whether you’re running up for a 5K, or to see the Black Crowes and Tom Petty, they are always a daunting task – but one that’s richly rewarded once atop. Although these great American bands aren’t playing the 5K, don’t let that discourage you. Once you’ve conquered the ‘Rocks, local bands like the Littleton Community Band, Paradyme, Brothers of the Sun, Never Say Uncle and GrayNoise will keep your aching toes tappin’…… along with all the great food, and interactive exhibitors. Early registration is going on now, and costs $25 for adults, children under twelve are $15. It will cost $35 the day of, so make sure to visit the link at http://action.lungusa. org/site/TR?fr_id=2040&pg=entry…. and get your entry done early to save money. You can even join as a group! So, whether you’re a seasoned mountain terrain runner, a casual hiker, biker, walker or stroller, all are welcome. Make sure to put on your oldest pair of sox (as they will get stained) and get out to Red Rocks for a day of health, positivity, live music/food, and above all….. THRIVE!!! 86 86


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appear tough on crime and corner certain industries. But in the end, all of the stories about marijuana making black men rape

white women and the “gateway drug”

rhetoric boil down to one underlying principle: the perception of harm. Marijuana

became illegal and has remained that way because the general public simply believes it is just too dangerous to allow its use.

Many reformers and activists recognize

this root and have argued for years that marijuana is relatively safe compared to other widely used – and legal – drugs like alcohol and

tobacco. But far too often marijuana reform supporters stray toward arguments that do not take this perception of harm head-on. For

example,

we

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enforcing marijuana laws is a poor use of

MARIJUANA PROHIBITION IS NOT JUST ABOUT WEED. IT IS A WEED. IT’S A WEED THAT SPROUTED MORE THAN 75 YEARS AGO AND SPREAD STATE TO STATE, ENVELOPING THE ENTIRE NATION AS POISON IVY WOULD A GARDEN. In the past 30 years, some branches of the weed have been trimmed down or lopped off in the form of positive legislation or policy changes. For example, a handful of state legislatures

decriminalized marijuana in the 1970s, and in the past decade or so we have seen

a number of states adopt laws permitting the use of medical marijuana. This is

not to mention the growing number of cities that have passed a wide variety of local measures.

But despite such constant pruning efforts of legislators and activists, the

prohibition weed remains alive and, thus, able to grow. Consider for example

that annual U.S. marijuana arrests reached an all-time high once again in 2006,

and federal legislation that would protect medical marijuana patients from DEA

raids and prosecution has continually failed, gaining just a little ground each year despite widespread public support. In fact, anti-prohibition forces are actually losing ground in some parts of the country. In Ohio – a decriminalization state --

the Cincinnati City Council recently “recriminalized” possession of small amounts of marijuana, and a similarly needless “recrim” effort is now underway in Nebraska.

If we wish to stem such growth of the prohibition weed, we must treat it like

any other weed. We must kill it. And, like killing any weed, this means we must attack it at its root.

First, we must identify that root. Sure, racism against Hispanics and

blacks played a large role in the establishment and growth of prohibition. So did political and economic opportunism by people in power trying to

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law enforcement resources or that using marijuana is a civil liberty. These are

obviously valid arguments, but how do

they change the minds of those who think

marijuana is so dangerous it must remain prohibited? After all, if an individual currently

thinks marijuana should be completely illegal, then by nature they do not agree

it is a waste of resources to enforce these laws, and they certainly will not agree that marijuana use is an essential freedom.

Thus, if we want these people to change

their positions – or at least become less hostile to reform – we must first educate them that

marijuana is actually not so harmful. Once they acknowledge this fact, they will be far

more likely to agree with us that enforcement is a waste of resources, that people’s rights are being needlessly trampled, and so on.

Just like with a weed, if we fail to attack

marijuana prohibition at its root, it will never die. We can trim it up and make it appear

less unsightly by changing laws and policies

here and there. But in the end, it will remain

alive and pervasive until we yank it out of the ground, roots and all, and prevent it from ever rearing its ugly head again.


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FRISCO, COLORADO is a beautiful and

quaint mountain town in the heart of Summit County, about 70 minutes up I-70 from Denver. It has the perfect little town charm, but also possesses a rugged spirit as one can camp, hike, bike, boat, fish and more. As an old town, it of course has its historical aspect, but it also is experiencing a youth revival with a refreshed nightlife in bars and restaurants.

 EAT  Abbey’s Coffee Shop is the perfect place to stop to take a break from shopping, hiking or biking. It offers delicious coffee drinks and ice creams to enjoy with a beautiful view of the mountains. For lunch or breakfast, Butterhorn Bakery and Café is the best option in town. They offer delicious sandwiches, wraps and pastries. For dinner, Backcountry Brewery offers pub style cuisine and a fun evening out.

 STAY  Frisco Lodge Bed and Breakfast is a charming vintage Inn located on Main Street with access to not only prime retail and restaurants, but also beautiful hiking trails and the Frisco Bay Marina. The lodge offers all modern comforts, but maintains a small lodge antique feel as they only have eight rooms. For those interested in a more rugged outdoor vacation, camping and RV parking are both available. Tiger Run RV Resort is the best place for RVs to stay as they provide electrical hookup and also a clubhouse, hot tub, swimming pool, TV lounge, showers, and sports courts, all with a view of the mountains and the Swan and Blue Rivers. There are also beautiful spots for tent and car campers, all with

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varying degrees of ruggedness, but all with the beautiful mountains in view. Campsites in Frisco are popular and the best way to reserve and view accommodations is to go to recreation.gov.

 DO  The Frisco Bay Marina is one of the most picturesque and fun locations in all of Frisco. They offer canoe and kayak rentals, powerboat rentals, paddleboat rentals, sailboat rentals, lessons and tours, and the Lake Dillon Water Taxi service. Rentals are available seven days a week and nothing could be more enjoyable than to grab a picnic lunch at the marina bar and grill and head out by boat to have lunch on one of the islands, or even on the water. If you are more the type to go along for the ride rather than captain, sailboat tours are available, and the Water Taxi Service is a fun way to explore both the Frisco Bay Marina and the Dillon Reservoir. Copper Mountain isn’t just a great place to ski, it is also a happening summer spot. Copper has a climbing wall, bumper boats, gocarts, paddle boats, mini-golf, free lift rides and free concerts and outdoor movies on Fridays. They also have off-road scooter rentals and downhill mountain biking, for which they will give you a lift to the top and you get to ride down the mountain by bike or scooter. For those who enjoy hiking, Frisco maintains 12 miles of paved pathways within town limits and 55 miles in Summit County. For those interested in more rugged trails, climbing Mt. Royal, Mt. Victoria or Peak 1 will be a breathtaking and rewarding experience. For mountain bikers, Peaks Trail from Frisco to Breckenridge is one of the most enjoyable rides in the area.


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TO LEARN MORE ABOUT

HERBY GOES BANANAS

COOK WITH HERB

INGREDIENTS 4 medium bananas 1/4 cup THC butter 1 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup crème de banane (banana liqueur) 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 cup dark rum 2 cups vanilla low-fat ice cream

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PREPARATION Peel bananas; cut each banana in half lengthwise. Cut each half into 2 pieces. Melt THC butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar, liqueur, and cinnamon. Bring to a simmer, and cook for 2 minutes. Add bananas; cook for 4 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat. Add rum to pan, and ignite rum with a long match. Stir bananas gently until flame dies down. Serve over ice cream.

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CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY TORTE INGREDIENTS Cake: Cooking spray 6 tablespoons THC butter, softened 2 tablespoons almond paste 1 cup granulated sugar, divided 3 large eggs 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt large egg whites Filling: 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 1 (10-ounce) jar seedless raspberry preserves 1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted Ganache: 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa 1/3 cup fat-free milk 1 (4-ounce) bar semisweet chocolate, chopped PREPARATION Preheat oven to 350째. Coat a 15 x 10-inch pan with cooking spray; line bottom with parchment paper. Coat parchment paper with cooking spray. To prepare cake, place THC butter and almond paste in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed 2 minutes or until blended. Add 1/2 cup granulated sugar, beating until well blended (about 3 minutes). Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and salt, stirring with a whisk. Add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating just until combined. Place the egg whites in a large bowl. Using clean, dry beaters, beat egg whites with a mixer at high speed until foamy. Gradually add 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Fold egg whites into batter; pour batter into

prepared pan. Bake at 350째 for 18 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly. Cool. Invert cake onto a wire rack. Remove parchment paper. Cut cake into 4 (10 x 3 3/4-inch) rectangles. To prepare filling, combine juice and raspberry preserves, stirring with a whisk. Add powdered sugar, stirring until smooth. Reserve 3/4 cup raspberry mixture. Place 1 cake rectangle on a cake platter; spread with 1/4 cup raspberry mixture, leaving a 1/4-inch border. Repeat procedure with remaining cake and 1/2 cup raspberry mixture, ending with cake. To prepare ganache, combine 1/2 cup granulated sugar, cocoa, and milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat; bring mixture to a boil, stirring frequently. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and add chocolate, stirring until smooth. Spread ganache evenly over top and sides of cake; let stand 20 minutes or until set. Serve reserved raspberry mixture with torte.

PEACH PECAN COBBLER INGREDIENTS 12 to 15 fresh peaches, peeled and sliced (about 16 cups)* 3 cups sugar 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 2/3 cup THC butter 2 (15-ounce) packages refrigerated piecrusts 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted 1/4 cup sugar Vanilla ice cream PREPARATION Combine first 4 ingredients in a Dutch oven, and let stand 10 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Bring peach mixture to a boil; reduce heat to low, and simmer 10 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat; add vanilla and THC butter, stirring until butter melts. Unfold 2 piecrusts. Sprinkle 1/4 cup pecans and 2 tablespoons sugar evenly over 1 piecrust; top with other piecrust. Roll to a 12inch circle, gently pressing pecans into pastry. Cut into 1 1/2-inch

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strips. Repeat with remaining piecrusts, pecans, and sugar. Spoon half of peach mixture into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Arrange half of pastry strips in a lattice design over top of peach mixture. Bake at 475° for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Spoon remaining peach mixture over baked pastry. Top with remaining pastry strips in a lattice design. Bake 15 to 18 more minutes. Serve warm or cold with vanilla ice cream.

TRADITIONAL BREAD PUDDING INGREDIENTS 2 cups milk ¼ cup THC butter 4 cups cubed or torn stale bread 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon or nutmeg 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1/4 to 1/2 cup raisins PREPARATION Heat the milk and THC butter just until scalded. Place bread cubes in a bowl; pour hot milk and THC butter over bread. Cool. Add the sugar, salt, nutmegor cinnamon, eggs, and raisins. Pour mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish. Bake in a preheated 350° oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until set. Serve with a dessert sauce or whipped topping.

BAKED CARMEL APPLES INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/3 cupTHC butter, melted 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese 2 teaspoons lemon juice

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1 pint heavy whipping cream 1/3 cup white sugar 1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling DIRECTIONS In a small bowl, stir together the graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar and cinnamon. Add melted THC butter and mix well. Press into the bottom of an 8 or 10 inch spring form pan. Chill until firm. In a medium bowl, beat together the cream cheese and lemon juice until soft. Add whipping cream and beat with an electric mixer until batter becomes thick. Add the sugar and continue to beat until stiff. Pour into chilled crust, and top with pie filling. Chill several hours or overnight. Just before serving, remove the sides of the spring form pan

SOFT AND TASTY GINGER SNAPS INGREDIENTS 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cupTHC butter , softened 1 cup white sugar 1 egg 1 tablespoon water 1/4 cup molasses 2 tablespoons white sugar DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift together the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the THC butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the water and molasses. Gradually stir the sifted ingredients into the molasses mixture. Shape dough into walnut sized balls, and roll them in


the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar. Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet, and flatten slightly. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

KAHLUA BROWNIES INGREDIENTS Batter: 4 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate 1 cup THC butter 3/4 teaspoon black pepper 4 large eggs 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 1/3 cup Kahlua 1 1/3 cups sifted all purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup chopped walnuts or sliced toasted almonds Kahlua Quick Fudge Frosting: 2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate 1 (1 ounce) square semi-sweet chocolate 2 tablespoons THC butter 3 tablespoons Kahlua 2 tablespoons heavy cream 2 cups sifted powdered sugar DIRECTIONS Line bottom of 13x9 inch baking pan with cooking parchment. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Melt chocolate andTHC butter with pepper over low heat. Leave to cool. Beat eggs with sugar and vanilla until blended. Stir in cooled chocolate mixture, then Kahlua. Resift flour, salt and baking powder into mixture and stir well until blended and then add nuts and turn into baking pan. Bake for approximately 25 minutes, until wooden pick inserted

into center comes out clean. Be careful not to over bake. Leave in pan to cool. Prepare Kahlua Quick Fudge Frosting: Melt chocolates with THC butter over a low heat. Heat Kahlua and heavy cream together. Combine chocolate and Kahlua mixtures with powdered sugar and beat until well blended and thick. If necessary, beat in a little extra powdered sugar for good spreading consistency. Frost brownies immediately as mixture stiffens upon cooling. Sprinkle with additional nuts, if desired. Cut in about 30 squares or bars.

GRANDMA’S OLD FASHIONED FUDGE INGREDIENTS 1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow cream 1 1/2 cups white sugar 2/3 cup evaporated milk 1/4 cup THC butter 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cups milk chocolate chips 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup chopped nuts 1 teaspoon vanilla extract DIRECTIONS Line an 8x8 inch pan with aluminum foil. Set aside. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine marshmallow cream, sugar, evaporated milk, THC butter and salt. Bring to a full boil, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and pour in semisweet chocolate chips and milk chocolate chips. Stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Stir in nuts and vanilla. Pour into prepared pan. Chill in refrigerator for 2 hours, or until firm.

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o you’ve finally made the decision to start growing your own. Whether you’ve just procured the space to do it or you’re just tired of seeing your hard earned money go up in smoke, growing your own stash of weed can be rewarding, educational, and a hell of a lot cheaper than buying at the dispensary or from the guy down the street. There are books galore on how to get it done, plenty of forums on the internet to learn from, but unless you order everything you need off the internet product-wise you’ll eventually have to walk into an indoor garden/hydroponics store. If you live in a medical state and have a license/prescription you may be tempted to walk into your local grow store and loudly proclaim that you wish to start growing your own medical marijuana and need some expert advice and equipment. After all you’re simply complying with the state laws and doing your thing, right? If you take this approach chances are you’ll find the person behind the counter strangely reticent on the subject or worse yet you might even be asked to leave. So what gives? Here you are simply trying to give some business to a local store and they act like you just walked in with a horribly contagious disease and started coughing on them. Well the answer is a political one. You see, the guy behind the counter may lose his/her job by discussing this sticky subject with you. With good reason, as the owner of the store could lose his/ her business or quite possibly their personal freedom by openly discussing Marijuana with you or anyone else for that matter. And the root of the problem goes back to the Federal government’s stance on Cannabis.

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How so? For a hydro store to be able to offer a large selection of quality products they have to purchase these products from large national companies. These companies are forced to continually defend themselves in federal court that they are not knowingly promoting or condoning any illegal activity. Consequently, if any of the retail locations that they sell to are openly talking and giving advice to someone who is growing anything illegal at the federal level, they can be forced to pull their product line from said retailer or face federal prosecution themselves. If a store loses enough of their product lines, their selection dwindles down to smaller distributors with no stake in the matter and eventually loses out to a store down the street with the wider selection. The second problem is the uncertain position from the federal government regarding prosecution. While United State Attorney General Eric Holder’s statement in 2009 not to prosecute those following state laws regarding medical marijuana is welcome and long overdue, it is not actually law, and can be reversed at a moment’s notice by Eric Holder or whoever holds the office next. The feds could decide to try to pursue charges against hydroponic stores rather than the thousands of dispensaries. The age of paranoia is far from over. So when you go rolling into your local indoor garden store and belly up to the counter and start talking about weed the way it ought to be, what the guy behind the counter sees is a possible mystery shopper from their supplier or an over-zealous DEA agent setting up his case for later or just some jack-ass that doesn’t know the better part of discretion. While the first two cases are obviously the worse of the three, the jack-ass can still cost you your job. Not to mention being a jack-ass is rarely a good way to start a relationship with someone that you hope will help you grow your favorite form of produce. Luckily, the solution is an easy one, just talk tomatoes. Tomatoes are so close genetically to the cannabis plant growing techniques are practically identical. The person behind the counter will still know what you’re talking about (trust me they will) and they will be a lot more appreciative for the consideration. Store owners and workers don’t like asking people to leave or the awkward speech that they cannot help you do anything illegal. They don’t care what you are doing just don’t incriminate them in a conspiracy to break federal law to do it. It’s a semantic game that we’ve all become accustomed to when we go to the local head shop and dare not utter the word that must not be uttered…Bong. No we politely ask to see the “water pipe” that will only be used to smoke legally produced and procured tobacco products. If you didn’t start smoking until after 1986 you might not even know that it used to be different. Here are just a few words to use that will make your local hydro store worker much more comfortable and cooperative. Instead of “buds” the term “fruit” or again “tomatoes” can be used. Talk about plants in the “fruiting” or “flowering” stage instead of budding. The word “strains” can be replaced with “different types of tomatoes” they too have shorter types and taller types. Talking about resin production can be a bit trickier but you can refer to crystals or just the sticky substance that seems to grow on your leaves and flowers of the vague plant that you are growing. I have rarely seen a store owner or employee that is too inquisitive in the type of plant you are growing unless you specifically say you are growing orchids, or lettuce or something else legal and diverse. So please, take it easy on the frayed nerves of your local indoor garden/hydroponics provider and make it easy on them and they should try to make it easy for you.


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systems and gas engine powered margarita mixers that have been complete flops. The most important aspect of any great party is bringing the right people. It may sound obvious, but having a good group of friends along can be more important than actually going to see the game. Many people actually opt to spend the whole day in the parking lot and never even get to see the teams play. Tail gating is a social event, so be social. Don’t just mingle with the people you came with. Have an extra bratwurst? Go offer it to the people partying next to you. Who knows you might just get a sampling of something they brought. Accessories aren’t necessary to throw a great tailgate party, but there are a few gadgets that can completely enhance the tailgate experience. A barbeque grill can be terrific. An often overlooked aspect of the tailgate is music. Often people just roll down their windows and let their car’s radio play music for everyone to hear. If you are partying for a while you need to make sure you don’t run the battery down. When planning for for a tailgate party, it’s important that you take the weather into account. If you are attending a winter game at Mile High Stadium, maybe you might want to rethink the cold pasta salad. Up in the Bay area whether you are a 49er or Raiders fan, make sure you dress for the fog that rolls in and bring food and drink for the weather. At the same time, some warm drinks during a Chargers game in sunny California might not be a great idea either. If it’s a cold day, it might be a good idea to bring warm clothes for others, nothing is better than getting a friend who supports the wrong team to don your colors when they start complaining about the weather.

drinks. You don’t have to have beer for a good party, but it sure does help. If you can afford I, skip the cheap mass produced stuff and head for the local brews. It can be a great way to sample something new especially if you’re at an away game. If you don’t drink, you might want to bring a beer or two anyways. Also on this page is a recipe for a killer beer bratwurst that will blow away any others in the parking lot.

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I can’t help but recall, as I sit Having just returned from the Big Easy s throughout the city. Stepping here, the mythical quality that resonate stepping into the oppressive heat out of the hotel’s air conditioned bliss is South. Honestly I wouldn’t have and humidity that is a trademark in the you need to take a shower after it any other way. Although the feeling that it is everyone’s general consensus, ten minutes in the sun isn’t appealing, ptable. This contributes to the so a certain laissez faire attitude is acce ical place. feeling that New Orleans truly is a mag mostly on Bourbon Street. I I spent my time in the French Quarter, ball buddies, participating in our was here on vacation, with all my foot le for our draft changes every year, annual fantasy football draft. The loca I’d like it to be here every year. but I would be remiss if I didn’t say that nance with me that I hearken to a New Orleans has a draw, a pull, a reso a terrible mistress, and this city sailors love for the sea. The sea can be the city can be dangerous. Even is no exception. The darker corners of g your assets is a good defense in well lit and populated areas, protectin er lends a mystique to The Big against the seedier elements. Yet the dang elements. Still it’s wise to travel in Easy, giving it the appeal of the darker t pocket. groups, and keep your wallet in your fron bars and gentlemen’s clubs. My first night was spent frequenting the more inebriated that I originally And I must admit, that I was quickly k of New Orleans, the Hand intended. I partook of a signature drin ed over ice into a neon green cup, Grenade. Various clear liquors are pour e grenade at the bottom. Delicious resembling a yard cup with a pineappl like a bomb in your head. And if and dangerous, the drinks truly go off the aftershocks well into the next you aren’t careful, you will be feeling I was not. New Orleans bar scene morning. I know I was, because careful

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past. From 50’s style jazz is world famous and as varied as its cultured ng you feel like you’re maki ts, stree to pop, the live music permeates the movie about college a in ersed walking to your own soundtrack, imm more true than you is that , there shenanigans. And, like most everyone l end up doing you’l , mine like ing might expect. If your crew is anyth time honored the is race cane hurri hurricane races at Patty O’Brian’s. A and try to can, anly hum you as fast tradition of drinking a hurricane as sweet bitter a is races cane hurri at beat out your fellow man. Being good aling. appe less aps perh day, next the ability. It’s great for the moment, but tting regre now was and , tities quan So, I was out late, drank vast . does s alway she cure, the has ess every moment of life. But my dark mistr an is t Stree bon Bour of off far Not And in this case the cure is Beignets. t serves the best Beignets outdoor café. Café Du Monde on Decatur Stree 7 days a week, it is truly day, a s hour and chicory coffee around. Open 24 doughy creations can fried the , a godsend. Covered in powdered sugar , street performers Café the of irts enliven even the worst day. On the outsk pirate statues, and ts, robo ers, danc and artists decorate the scenery. Tap hty dollar. Artists almig your and jazz musicians all vie for your attention, powers to your their bend ers ition peddle their works, and Voodoo pract s, and catch bead than faster air the commands. Curses can fly through cal in this magi truly are They s. the unwary in a lurch. Beads, ah bead a balcony, on ing Stand . glory of place. Beads can be traded for a flash I did it end. on s hour and s hour for swinging beads can be entertaining g feet. achin my was me ed stopp that till 2 in the morn, and the only thing ch Fren the of s ction attra only the not But parties, bars and beads are mm 88 , guns ine mach , tanks with quarter. A WWII museum, filled waiting to be perused by the cannons, jeeps and vehicles of all kind are . This museum is the real alike st avid history buff and the casual touri

y learning about deal. You could spend an hour in the lobb an entrance fee out ing shell our greatest generation, before style, a mile your isn’t eum to get to the good stuff. If a mus gathering any host can er and a quarter convention cent known to man. one day I shall Wistfully I left The Big Easy, knowing later. The city than er rath return, and hoping for sooner culture. And and ic, mus k, truly has it all, great food, drin Fare well Big e. ther out cats wild nights for the more crazy Easy, keep up the good work.

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Over the years there have been a slew of films that have tried to capture the drama and excitement of a great football game. Some have been not only good sports flicks, but also great films. Others star Keanu Reeves . Below is a list of some of the best movies that have been made about football.

This film has the unique distinction of being a made for TV movie that became so popular, it was later released in theaters. Brian’s Song is based on the true story of two Chicago Bears players: Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers. Like many of the critically acclaimed football films, Brian’s Song features a undertone of racial tensions. Piccolo and Sayers eventually over come this and other problems becoming great friends through the process. Unfortunately at a certain point Brian Piccolo becomes terminally ill and Sayers has must deal with the loss of his great friend. This movie stands as an incredibly touching story of a great friendship and is a much watch for people who don’t even really care for football. 114


Any Given Sunday is Oliver Stone’s take on the modern world of football. In this movie football is a kill or be killed all consuming world. The all star cast are put through the ringer as they do what they can to succeed in one of the world’s most competitive industries. The movie shows this, not only from the player’s perspective, but also from behind the scenes. Cameron Diaz, Al Pacino, Dennis Quaid and Jaime Foxx all put in stellar performances of characters that are caught up in the game. Any Given Sunday is a football movie for the fan with ADD. The plot is broken up constantly with gratuitous bone crunching action. On the field, the movie is fast and brutal, though sometimes a lot can be lost through the close up shots and quick editing. One of the movies brightest moments takes place in a locker room before a big game. Al Pacino delivers what will go down as one of the best inspirational speeches in movie history.

People remember this movie for a lot of things. The cute kid who says funny things, the romance story between Tom Cruise and Renée Zelweger or most likely; the catch phrase ‘Show me the money’. The movie takes a turn half way through and it’s easy to forget that this film also features some really great football scenes. The early parts of the film capture the fast paced lifestyle of a sports agent who becomes uncomfortable with the corporate approach to the industry. When he is fired by his agency for questioning the ethics of their practice, his entire future rests in the hands of an Arizona Cardinal played by a Pre-Snow Dogs Cuba Gooding Jr.

ESPN’s Bill Simmons once said that the original Longest Yard (Yes, the recent Adam Sandler flick is a remake) was the best football movie ever made. Burt Reynolds plays a former football player who is sentenced to prison after a fight with his girlfriend that ends in the destruction of her car. The prison’s warden manages a semipro football team that is made up of the prison’s guards. Reynolds eventually assembles a team of inmates to take on the warden’s team in an exhibition game at the prison. For the football scenes, the actors were told to go out and play football. There were a few choreographed scenes that were shot to tie in with the rest of the script, but the bulk of them are just men playing a game of football. The result here is one of the most accurate portrayals of the sport to make it to the big screen.

Rudy is an iconic and true story of Daniel ‘Rudy’ Ruettiger. For most of his life, Rudy had a dream of playing football for The University of Notre Dame. Rudy overcomes a multitude of challenges in pursuit of his dream. He struggled with a learning disability, but through sheer will and hard work he overcame his dyslexia and was accepted into the prestigious university. In the face of all odds he finally made his way into the school’s team, only to be benched. In the movie’s climax Rudy’s dream is realized as he takes to the field and manages to sack the opposing quarterback. Rudy is one of the greatest examples of The American Dream, he worked his way through all of life’s obstacles and achieved his dream of playing for Notre Dame. If you ever feel like you could use a little pick me up, this might be the right film for you.

Later in the film the movie’s main character discovers himself and his love for Zelweger as he overcomes his biggest problems. The story culminates in a sappy romance, but think of it this way. This could be a great way to get your romantic comedy loving significant other to sit down and watch a football movie with you.

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BOULDER

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Doctors

(720) 329-5763

ALAMOSA Sensitiva Hollistic Therapeutics

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

ALMA High Country Medical Solutions

5783 Sheridan Blvd. Suite 101 Arvada, CO 80002 (303) 725-1629

ASPEN Alternative Medical Solutions

106 S. Mill St., Ste 203 Aspen, CO 81611 (970) 544-8142 Locals Emporium of Alternative Farms (L.E.A.F.)

100 S. Spring St., Ste 2 Aspen, CO 81611 (970) 920-4220

AVON Tree Line Premier Dispensary

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

AURORA Rocky Mountain Patient Services

16295 Tower Rd. Aurora, CO 80122 (720) 275-9436

BERTHOUD Herbs Medicinals Inc.

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

CannaMed USA

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

Boulder Vital Herbs

2527 ½ N Broadway St. Boulder, CO 80304 (303) 440-0234 Boulder Wellness Center

Holos Health

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

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

Boulder’s Unique Dispensary

New Leaf Wellness

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

900 28th St. Boulder, CO 80303 Colorado Care Inc

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2850 Iris Ave. Boulder, CO 80301 (303) 250-9066

Boulder Botanics

Crème de la Chron

1750 30th St. #7 Boulder, CO 80301

2450 Central Ave. Boulder, CO 80301

(720) 379-6046 Boulder Compassionate Care

5330 Manhattan Cir., Ste A Boulder, CO 80303 (303) 554-2004 Boulder County Caregivers

2955 Valmont Rd. Boulder, CO 80301 (303) 495-2195 Boulder Kind Care

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

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

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

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

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

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

4476 N. Broadway St. Boulder, CO 80304 (303) 588-3335 Flower of Life Healing Arts, Inc.

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

Boulder, CO (720) 381-6187 Green Dream Health Services 6700 Lookout Rd., Ste 5 Boulder (Gunbarrel), CO 80301 (303) 530-3031 Healing House 1303 ½ Broadway St. Boulder, CO 80302 Helping Hands Herbals 2714 28th St. Boulder, CO 80301 (303) 444-1564 High Grade Alternatives 3370 Arapahoe Rd. Boulder, CO 80303 (303) 449-1905

High on the Hill 1325 N. Broadway, Ste 214 Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 545-9333 Indigenous Medicines LLC 1200 Pearl St., #35 Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 402-6975

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

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

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

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

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

MediPharm 800 Pearl St. Boulder, CO 80302 MMJ America

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

1534 55th St. Boulder CO 80301 (303) 444-0861 Root Organic Healing MMC

5420 Arapahoe Ave., Unit D2 Boulder, CO 80303 (303) 443-0240 SOMA Therapy Lounge 1810 30th St., Unit C Boulder, CO 80301 (720) 432-SOMA (7662)

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

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

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

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

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

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

COLORADO SPRINGS Doctors

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Smokeshops

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

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

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

COMMERCE CITY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Smokeshops

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DENVER NORTH

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

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

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

DENVER NORTHEAST

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

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

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

DENVER NORTHWEST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DENVER SOUTH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DENVER SOUTHEAST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GOLDEN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LAKEWOOD

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

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

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

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

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

Doctors

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

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

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

Doctors

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

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

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

Doctors CannaMed USA

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

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

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

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

PALISADE

SALIDA

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

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

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

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

MOUNTAIN VIEW

Smokeshops

MONUMENT Palmer Divide Green Meds (303) 912-2818

NEDERLAND

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

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

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

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

LOVELAND

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

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

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

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

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

PAGOSA SPRINGS

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

LOUISVILLE

PUEBLO WEST

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

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

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

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

NORTHGLENN

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

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

Insurance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WOODLAND PARK

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

ClearLabs Windsor, CO 80550 (720) 785-4788

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

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

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

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

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

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

DELIVERY SERVICES

GeNEDics Medical Delivery Service Nederland, CO 80477

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Doobtubes (510) 677-6053 or (303) 955-5190 www.doobtubin.com

Plant Medicine Expo HealthCare Provider Conference www.plantmedicineexpo.com (303) 991-6196

Dragon Chewer http://dragonchewer.com/ (213) 973-DRGN

RxHydro www.rxhydro.com (304) 69Hydro (304) 694-9376

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

EZ ATM (888)884-4ATM (4286) www.ezatms.com

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

Full Spectrum Labs www.fullspectrumlaboratories.com (720) 335-LABS

OTHER BUSINESSES

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

8 Rivers Restaurant 1550 Blake St. Denver, CO 80202 (303) 623-3422 Cheeba Chews www.cheebachews.com CQB K-9 www.cqbk9.com (719) 494-0345 Dazys www.dazys.info (303) 818-0083

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

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

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

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Kush Colorado September 2010  

Colorado's premier lifestyle cannabis magazine

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Colorado's premier lifestyle cannabis magazine

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