I sincerely hope you have been following our last two articles in response to Forbes nominating Boulder, CO the best place to start a business.  When talking about growing business and making green, it would be impossible to exclude the Colorado marijuana industry; which is expected to be valued at over ten billion by 2017.  This article is going to highlight a few of the most innovative, successful, and booming marijuana businesses planted right in Boulder County.   The amount of artistic innovation, science, and health consciousness that is going into marijuana and its developing products is unstoppable.  Growers are going organic, glass blowers are producing inside out Chihuly look a likes, and many edibles are both artisan and gluten free.  The Marijuana industry is one of the fastest growing and innovative industries that have bloomed as a result of statewide legalization!


The first business I am going to highlight is the first dispensary to offer recreational marijuana in Boulder County.  What a coincidence?  I think not.  Those who are ready to open their doors first are not only pioneers in the Marijuana industry, but Karing Kind represents strong cannabis activism.  Karing Kinds founder and owner Dylan Donaldson is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder and gives back to the local community as much as he can. One of his favorite charity’s is the Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. This dispensary is located at 5854 Rawhide Ct, Boulder, and is one click away http://karingkind.com.  Karing Kind has an organic philosophy, offering pesticide free organic marijuana at competitive rates.  Karing Kind also uses cutting edge technology (like co2 extraction) to offer you one of the purest concentrates on the market.  Karing Kind also carries 710/Bolder Extracts labs products, which is well known in the area for putting out some of the best extracts around! Because of Karing Kind’s location, they offer a 10% cheaper tax rate than all the other Boulder dispensaries. In fact, they have the lowest retail marijuana sales tax rate in all of Colorado!


Karing Kind owner Dylan Donaldson presenting a check to the Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.


Another dispensary that is doing big things and comes highly recommended is 14er Holistics.  This dispensary is extremely low key in terms of it’s website and marketing.  It is truly a grassroots, word of mouth shop and carries only the headiest flowers around.  This dispensary is a hidden gem in the Boulder pot scene, and has been providing the county with amazing buds for years.  This spot has amazing flowers period!  Some of their top shelf genetics consist of Cherry Diesel, Grape Ape, Lost Tribe and Chem Sour D.  I don’t need to say much about this group of pot entrepreneurs, I will say they are located on 2897 Mapleton Ave #800 and you should probably check them out.


Another extremely popular and successful Boulder based cannabis startup I would like to highlight is the Weave application The Weave app allows users to anonymously explore everything cannabis related.  You can search any product or strain and find out which dispensary carries what you are looking for.  Weave is a great application for any cannabis user who is looking for a specific variety that provides relief for their specific physical or mental ailment.  This application is gaining a huge social media following and the founders are extremely business savvy, and have had other prier successes in the startup world!


Last but not least I want to highlight The Farm dispensary.  The Farm is located in the heart of town and provides Boulder with clean and potent natural craft cannabis.  The Farm specializes in small batch production of rare locally grown products to provide flowers you cannot get anywhere else.  They also use Co2 extraction and offer a full line of Hummingbird nectar, bubble hash, glass, and branded products.  You can hook up with an extremely knowledgeable bud tender, and feel confident you are going to walk away with perfectly cured and exceptionally aromatic buds.  The farm was established in 2009 and is located at 2801 Iris Ave, Boulder.  You can get stoned all you want in Colorado; but do not fall asleep on the Cannabis Industry, it is here, and here to stay!