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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

Finding a Helping Hand on Pearl Street

June 23rd, 2020

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

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

June 17th, 2020

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

Teaching Your Parents About Cannabis

June 5th, 2020

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

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

Two Sides of the Same Cannabis: Comparing THC and CBD

May 10th, 2020

Featured Photo Credit: Best CBD Oil 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... Read More

Confession of a Boulder Budtender

March 13th, 2020

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

Your Weed Might Weigh More

January 6th, 2018

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

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

Cheba Hut: The Munchie Cure

August 28th, 2017

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

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

IGADI: The New Kid in Town

July 31st, 2017

Boulder County welcomes a new cannabis dispensary, IGADI, located 1325 S. Public Rd. in Lafayette.  With a recent grand opening, the new mountain inspired structure, presents a clean and transparent shop.  With its glass lined walls and stainless steel fixtures, the product displays are fresh, well organized and worthy of purchase.   From the time you walk in the door your clean cannabis experience begins.  Once checked in by the cheerful staff, your wait time is usually short. Headquartered in Tabernash, Colorado, @IgadI_LTD uses advanced and proven cultivation techniques to produce high... Read More

Cannabis Craft Night: Color Me High

July 10th, 2017

Feeling stressed?  After you medicate with your favorite strain, sit up straight and create a masterpiece with the simple tools of childhood: crayons and colored pencils. I came across a Leafly article about the adult coloring book craze hitting America.  I love this idea! Instead of an expensive night out on the town, gather your friends around the kitchen table for a “Cannabis Coloring Party.”  Here are a few unique coloring books I found to add to the list: Helpful hint: Don’t forget to search Pinterest for FREE downloadable cannabis coloring pages too! Colorado Cannabis – From... Read More

Cannabis Couriers and You

July 9th, 2017

On Monday, Colorado State Lawmakers passed a measure to create a new type of cannabis licenses, one for a state-wide marijuana “transporter” or courier services.   Since passing the measure (currently awaiting the Governor’s signature), the bill has been making its way around the news circuits, especially those that are cannabis inclined.  Most of these articles have focused on the fact that this new licenses will allow for marijuana transporters to function within their own class of licensing.   Prior to this measure passing, there were 12 marijuana couriers in Colorado that functioned... Read More

STASHLOGIX is a Logical Solution for Your Stash

July 2nd, 2017

How do you keep all of your herbs, shatter, edibles, and accessories in order?   Are you like me and have a bunch of different containers that you use?  Maybe you use an old cigar box?   Or do you use a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle lunchbox from the late 80’s?   If you’re a cannabis connoisseur, I’m sure you have your own way of hiding your stash.   But could it use an upgrade?  I know mine sure can! This is where STASHLOGIX comes into play.  Based in Boulder, STASHLOGIX designs “thoughtful, discreet, and secure” bags and accessories.   While they advertise their bags for... Read More

Not So Fresh Baked

June 25th, 2017

Today I bring you another retail dispensary review!   Let me preface my review by saying, I am someone who suffers from extreme anxiety at times, especially when in new and uncomfortable situations.    In fact, my number one reason for using MJ is because of its positive effects on anxiety.   I share this with you so as you read on, you understand that some of my points are solely my experiences and may not reflect the experience others may have.   Anyway, without further ado… Fresh Baked Dispensary is a place that I’ve known about since it opened.   I went with a friend a few years... Read More

Cannabis Craft Night: Make a Thai Stick to Share

June 19th, 2017

What is a Thai Stick?  Think of it as a cannabis version of a shish kabob made with your favorite strains all wrapped up to look like a well rounded cigar.  The Thai Stick became legendary back in the 60’s when soldiers returned from war with stories of powerful weed rolled tight to look like cigars that would burn for hours. With access to recreational cannabis, residents in legal states can revive the art of the legendary Thai Stick at home.  This vintage practice embraces the communal elements that bring people together.  If you are a hands-on person who likes to create works of art to... Read More

Cannabis’s Positive Impact on Colorado’s Unemployment Rate

June 18th, 2017

We see it every day, more and more people are moving to Colorado.  We see it in the prices of homes and rent, we see it while trying to do a commute that used to take 15 minutes and now takes 45, and we see its positive impacts on the economy.   The truth is Colorado has one of the strongest economies in the country and now with the country’s lowest unemployment rate, what’s not to love about the state?  Especially for stoners! In fact, according to a CNBC report, Colorado has the Nation’s lowest unemployment rate.  Colorado currently holds a jobless rate of 2.3 percent to the... Read More