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Confessions of A Movie-Loving Budtender

July 2nd, 2022

My first recommendation is The Matrix, because it literally changed the film world and spawned tons of rip-offs for years after it was made. I also believe this movie is meant to be watched while high, the blu-ray should come with a pre-rolled joint. The Matrix is a futuristic sci-fi film about a hacker who can jump between two realities. Even twenty years later the movie still looks better than most of the new films coming out. Not only are the visuals and the story cool, nothing is funnier than about halfway through the movie when Keanu Reeves’ character Neo watches Morpheus jump across a building... Read More

Ridin’ High?

May 14th, 2022

When we talk about policy changes regarding legalization of marijuana, there are always people that immediately go into “reefer-madness-code-red-alert!” mode out of concern for driver safety. Telling them to take a hit and calm down goes over like a lead balloon. So instead, let’s talk facts and be reasonable. Marijuana is less dangerous than alcohol and, like alcohol, the deterrent effect of a DUI arrest applies. In the first large-scale controlled study of drug and alcohol crash risk by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there is no significant increased crash risk associated... Read More

A Grow Facility Field Trip

May 10th, 2022

Cannabis blogging seems to have its perks. Last weekend I went on my first ever writing assignment. I visited Colorado Springs to check out some grow facilities and meet some investors who have plans for a much larger facility. What I got was a weekend with a bunch of young cannabis reporters and a group of questionable investors who showed a guy a pretty good time. Saturday started out with a fat joint of the Scott’s OG. Just what the doctor ordered on this crisp morning to relieve the stress and anxiety of the previous five days. Through a cloudy haze of morning weed smoke, we cruised south... Read More

Confession of a Boulder Budtender

April 30th, 2022

This week I was criticized by a reader for not offering a true “confession” like the title of this blog suggests. Alright I have a reader! The thing is though, there is not much to expose about being a budtender. There are no secrets that need uncovering, no whistleblowing that needs doing, and no oppressive leader that needs toppling. I am not an investigative journalist up here to call out the weed industry for their abuses of power, I am just a dude who works in a weed shop. “Breaking News! Nobody likes strains that are low in THC, more on this story next week”. I like to make fun of... Read More

Two Sides of the Same Cannabis: Comparing THC and CBD

April 26th, 2022

Though cannabis plays host to at least 85 different cannabinoids, there are two who tend to grab the most time in the spotlight: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). You’ve probably heard talk—or formed opinions yourself through careful research of your own—about preferences of marijuana users for certain strains that give them that amazing head high or, conversely, those who prefer a nice, mellow body buzz. These differences can be attributed to the makeup of a particular strain and its ratios of THC to CBD. Beyond the effect these two cannabinoids have on recreational experiences,... Read More

Cannabis Is Not Alcohol

April 22nd, 2022

As the budtender, I get in a lot of conversations about why cannabis should be legal. One common argument made is that cannabis should be legal because alcohol is legal. To start with, marijuana should not be legal just because another thing is legal. Marijuana, oops I mean cannabis, should be legal because it is a benefit for humans. We all understand why this argument gets made though, alcohol and cannabis are both substances that get you a little impaired and can affect your judgment. In our society, they are two of our social norms for changing the mindset and relaxing, but they are very different... Read More

Drink to Your Health: Cannabis Tea for the Common Cold

February 23rd, 2022

Featured Photo Credit: The Weed Blog I spent the majority of last week sick with a sore throat (a name that doesn’t quite do it justice as I felt it would be better described as nightmare throat or raging-baby-dragon-trapped-in-my throat), and I found myself wondering about cannabis teas, or in short, CBD tea. First, a couple of facts: Tea alone is packed with benefits for the body. There’s the antioxidants that protect the it from free radicals that can wreak havoc on our health, and let’s not forget about its association with weight loss and a lower risk of heart disease and diabetes. When... Read More

Teaching Your Parents About Cannabis

February 17th, 2022

Senior citizens have become the fastest growing group of cannabis consumers since 2009. The federal government made cannabis illegal in 1937. For most their lives our parents have only known this unprocessed plant to be off limits. However, the times they-are-a-changing. Walk into any cannabis shop and many friendly faces in there will resemble your parents. Cannabis is practically made to accommodate and improve the quality of life for those advancing in age, so give it a try. Unfortunately, to start, I am going to have to see their identification. Colorado has an odd compliance law that makes... Read More

Cheba Hut: The Munchie Cure

September 1st, 2021

If you’ve been on college hill in Boulder, you’ve probably seen the sign that reads:  Cheba Hut “Toasted Subs”.   You don’t have to be a college student to delight in this fresh approach to made to-0rder sandwiches “where the only thing fried is the occasional customer.”  With shops in Colorado, Arizona, California Oregon, New Mexico and Wisconsin, Cheba Hut embraces the local communities in which they serve. Weed-themed Sandwiches:  You’ll have fun just reading the Cheba Hut menu filled with references to the canna-verse vernacular.  Each sandwich... Read More

4 Cannabis-Infused Snacks to Refuel Mind and Body on Your Next Hike

February 11th, 2021

Featured Photo Credit: Leafly  Slipping on your hiking boots and hitting the trails is an excellent way to stay healthy, but it takes more than just a good pair of shoes to keep you going all day. Whether the hike is at a beginner’s pace or perhaps something more advanced, a mindfully made edible can enhance the experience by invigorating the senses and energizing the body with its healthy, natural ingredients. First, the cannabis-infused base you’re going to need for all of these recipes: cannabis oil. Coconut oil is an excellent choice when it comes to cannabis infusion due to its high fat... Read More

Finding a Helping Hand on Pearl Street

February 10th, 2021

A few weeks ago, I was having dinner with a couple friends on Pearl Street.   As we were enjoying our meal, we started discussing this blog and some of the dispensaries I should check out – both in Boulder and others in the State.   We decided right then and there, after eating, we’d check out Helping Hand Dispensary which is located on Pearl between 10th and 11th. I’ll be honest, I’ve passed this dispensary a few times and never really given it much thought.  I had never gone in before or looked it up online, so walking in I had no preconceived notions at all.   My first instincts... Read More

Grow Your Career: 3 Cannabis Friendly Career Search Engines

January 27th, 2021

Let’s face it.  In 2020, searching for a good job (in an industry that you’re interested in and that pays the bills) is almost as lonely and desperate as looking for love on Tinder!  While networking, building your skills, and having the knowledge/skills needed are always important aspects when searching for the right job, it’s also important to be looking in the right areas for the best opportunities.   In the digital age, most opportunities are buried in an overload of online sites and career search engines.  Sites like LinkedIn, Craigslist, Monster.com, and Glassdoor are great when... Read More

Your Weed Might Weigh More

August 28th, 2020

I would like to start off my first assignment with a kind suggestion, be polite to your budtender. You never know, it might make that bag a little heavier. We are nice people, we have similar interests as you, we are stoked to live in Colorado, and we have a cool job so finding us in a good mood is common. We work in an industry where our customers bring in tons of positive energy and are happy to spend their money, where else do you find that? We enjoy talking to new people about the subtle differences in cannabis, the possibilities of cannabidiol (CBD), and we would love for you to ask every... Read More

Good People Smoke Weed Too

August 13th, 2020

Recently we had our new Attorney General tell us that “good people don’t smoke weed”. That was an ignorant statement made by the man put in charge of this country’s legal affairs and law enforcement. Are you one of these “people”? I am! But…I am a law-abiding citizen, I pay my taxes, I am friendly with my neighbors, and I do not cut people off in traffic, intentionally. I thought I was a pretty decent guy? Half of this country has already updated their laws to legalize marijuana for medicinal or recreational purposes. According to two Gallup polls from 2016, over sixty percent of... Read More

What People Over 55 Should Know About Marijuana and Healthcare 

July 5th, 2020

Are you over the age of 55?  (If you’re not, share this with your parents or grandparents, please.)  How do you feel about marijuana?  You’ve probably grown up in the post baby boomer generation when the war on drugs included marijuana labeled as the gateway drug. That probably sounds crazy, given the fact that 28 states now have laws in place for legal access to cannabis, while ten states have measures on the 2018 ballot.  While scientific evidence shows the medical benefits of cannabis, beware of political scare tactics that use the word “marijuana” as they are often inaccurate, false,... Read More

Wanna Know How to Grow Like Pros? Ask Surna, Boulder’s Cannabis Cultivation Experts

May 30th, 2020

I bet most of you (if there is anyone reading this yet – come on friends don’t be shy in the comments!) thought I would be writing about a local dispensary for my first official Canna-Business Review, but I thought I’d shake it up to show that I’m an unpredictable person always willing to stretch the boundaries of imagination… okay, so maybe not that far, but I am willing to stretch this blog to uncover all of Boulder’s cannabis companies.  To be honest, when I started my search for my first review, I figured I would be selecting a dispensary.  However, as I mentioned last week, I... Read More

Featuring.. The 14er Boulder!

May 30th, 2020

**Strain Highlight: Strawberry Banana**   With cannabis growth, increased demand, control and gene pool, the names we ascribe new strains greatly influences the industry’s assimilation into our popular culture. Sure, there are novelty strains – like those named for famous stoners: Willy Nelson, Bill Maher, and Snoop Dogg. And, often, it may seem like growers and dispensaries simply pull names from their head-space with help from their product, like a good title meant to attract a target audience. However, strains are usually named for very specific qualities breeders seek to achieve... Read More

What Are You Dankful for This Year?

November 29th, 2017

This article may come at you a little late this year, being that Thanksgiving was last week, but it is never too late to be thankful, or dankful this season. I normally like to use this column as an outlet to bemoan about something that most people would bend over backward for. It can be fun to sit back and air my grievances about the weed industry, after all, it is the landscape I see every day. Fortunately, the industry I work in is hot right now, so it affords me this outlet. No grievances today though, just love. I am dankful for all the amazing growers out there. Indoor farmers and outdoor... Read More

What’s missing from Colorado Cannabis labels?

September 25th, 2017

There are three important words missing from Colorado Marijuana labels, both medical and recreational.  It’s so obvious, I can’t believe it is even an oversight of the law. What is the one thing everyone must be aware of before making a strain selection? Indica, sativa, or hybrid, right? In most cases dispensaries separate product by three categories – indica, sativa or hybrid. Unfortunately the container or label does NOT indicate strain type. Why is it important? What’s the difference? First, there are huge differences in strain effects between indica and sativa. Indica... Read More

Meet me on the dark side of the moon!

August 14th, 2017

By now, you’ve probably heard about the upcoming total eclipse taking place on Monday August 21, 2017.  While it’s not unusual to hear about an eclipse taking place somewhere in the world, it is a bit unique that it has been 99 years since the residents of the US have been in the direct path of such a celestial event.  In fact, NASA hosts Eclipse2017 , a website dedicated to the upcoming eclipse with interactive maps, events, education, and even how to host a viewing party. Where to view:  If you live in Boulder, you can expect a partial eclipse of about 93.1 percent, which is still... Read More