Steel City Meds
Banana Kush, Blue Sherbert, Cake Pop, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Flow, Forza Sans Souci, Garlic Breath, Item 9, Papaya Cake, Peach Pie, Sage And Sour, Slurricane, Sour Diesel, Strawberries N Cream, Sunset Drive, The Sauce
The 404 Dispensary
Meow, Peach Crescendo, Super Sour Lemon, White Runtz
The 64 Store
Cake Pop, Forza Sans Souci, Gas Tanker, Koko Puffs, Layer Cake, Super Sour Lemon, Unicorn Poop
The Dispo
Ice Milk, Island, Peach Crescendo, Pineapple Blast, Runtz, Skywalker, Slap N Tickle
The Green Solution
Apple Fritter, Banana Kush, Biker Oz, Blood Orange, Blue Sherbert, Bubba Berry, Cereal Milk, Durban Kush, Garlic Breath, Gary Payton, Grape Oz, Item 9, Lava Breath, Meow, Muffinz, Peach Crescendo, Peach Kush, Peking Duck, Purple Papaya Punch, Raspberry, Sage N Sour, Sherb Crasher, Snozzberry, Sour Rado, Sueno, Sunset Drive, Super Sour Lemon, Triangle Og, Wedding Crasher, White 99
The Happy Camper Cannabis Company
Big Bubba Diesel, Biker Oz, Cherry Diesel, Durban Kush, Electric Lemonade, Forza Sans Souci, Galleta, Gary Payton, Grape Oz, Ice Milk, Island, Lucky Charms, Melonz, Orange Zkittlez, Peach Kush, Peking Duck, Purple Papaya Punch, Rain Dance, Ritas Cherry, Sage N Sour, Sherb Crasher, Slap N Tickle, Snickerz, Sour Melon, Strawberry Milk, Strawberry Shortcake, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops, The Sauce, White Runtz, Yuck Mouth, Zookies
The Joint Denver
Gary Payton, Granola Funk, Island, Sour Melon
The Kind Castle
Gelato 41, Peach Kush, Sueno
The Spot
Banana Kush, Cherry Hills, Granola Funk, Sueno
The Spot 420
Bananaghani
The Underground Station
Frosted Jack, Galleta, Slap N Tickle, Sueno, The Sauce
Third Day Apothecary
Cherry Diesel, Garlic Breath, Grape Oz
Tumbleweed
Apple Fritter, Banana Kush, Bananaghani, Big Bubba Diesel, Biker Oz, Blood Orange, Cake Pop, Cereal Milk, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Garlic Breath, Georgia Pie, Gg 4, Granola Funk, Grape Oz, Grenadine, Headband Kush, Ice Cream Cake, Ice Milk, Infinity, Item 9, Koko Puffs, Lava Breath, Lemon Pepper, London Pound Cake, Medellin, Melonz, Milky Weigh, Miracle Alien Cookies, Ooh La La, Orange Zkittlez, Papaya Cake, Peach Crescendo, Pruno, Purple Papaya Punch, Raspberry, Sherb Crasher, Slap N Tickle, Snickerz, Soda, Strawberry Shortcake, Sueno, Sundae Float, Tart Pops, White Runtz
Twin Peaks Dispensary
Item 9, Miracle Alien Cookies, Peach Crescendo, Peach Pie, Slap N Tickle, Sueno, Sundae Float, The Sauce, Unicorn Poop, Yuk Mouth
Unity Rd
Big Bubba Diesel, Cherry Hills, Forza Sans Souci, Frosted Jack, Gary Payton, Gg 4, Melonz, Papaya Cake, Peach Crescendo, Peking Duck, Slap N Tickle, Sour Diesel, Sour Melon, Strawberries N Cream, Sueno, Super Sour Lemon, Tart Pops, Unicorn Poop
Verts Neighborhood Dispensary
Cherry Punch, Durban Kush, Sueno, Triangle Og
Zengold's
Bubba Berry
1136 Yuma
Cherry Punch, Koko Puffs, Lava Breath, Miracle Alien Cookies, Peach Pie, Raspberry, Yuk Mouth
A Cut Above
Biker Oz, Blood Orange, Bubba Berry, Cherry Diesel, Durban Kush, Forza Sans Souci, Gas Tanker, Island, Koko Puffs, Lava Breath, Melonz, Milky Weigh, Orange Zkittlez, Peach Crescendo, Peach Pie, Peking Duck, Pruno, Sage N Sour, Slurricane, Sour Diesel, Sour Rado, Sunset Drive, The Sauce
Backcountry Cannabis Co.
Apple Fritter, Bananas, Cherry Hills, Durban Kush, Fubar, Sour Melon, Yuk Mouth
Berkeley Disensary
Granola Funk, La Kush Cake, Lava Breath, Peach Kush, Strawberry Milk, Tart Pops
Big Medicine Cannabissary
Garlic Breath
Boulder Wellness Center
Medellin
Breckenridge Organic Therapy
Apple Fritter, Big Bubba Diesel, Triangle Og
Buddy Boy
Gas Tanker, Gg 4, Koko Puffs, La Kush Cake, Lucky Charms, Strawberries N Cream, Sueno, Triangle Og, Wedding Crasher, White 99
Canna Cabinet
Apple Fritter, Apples And Bananas, Banana Kush, Bananaghani, Big Bubba Diesel, Biker Oz, Blood Orange, Bubba Berry, Cereal Milk, Colorado Cool Aid, Cookies N Cream, Durban Kush, Electric Lemonade, Forza Sans Souci, Fubar, Garlic Breath, Gas Tanker, Gelato 41, Granola Funk, Grape Oz, Headband Kush, Ice Cream Cake, Ice Milk, Infinity, Island, Koko Puffs, La Kush Cake, Lava Breath, Layer Cake, Medellin, Melonz, Meow, Milky Weigh, Muffinz, Orange Zkittlez, Papaya Cake, Peach Crescendo, Peach Kush, Peach Pie, Peking Duck, Pineapple Blast, Pruno, Purple Marmalade, Purple Papaya Punch, Rain Dance, Raspberry, Ritas Cherry, Runtz, Sage N Sour, Sherb Crasher, Slap And Tickle, Slurricane, Snickerz, Sour Melon, Sour Rado, Strawberry Flame, Strawberry Milk, Strawberry Shortcake, Sueno, Sundae Float, Sunset Drive, Tart Pop, Tart Pops, Thai, The Sauce, Triangle Og, Unicorn Poop, Wedding Crasher, White Runtz, Wookie Fruit, Yuck Mouth, Yuk Mouth, Zookies
Cherry Peak Dispensary
Apple Fritter, Banana Kush, Blood Orange, Cereal Milk, Chemmy Jones, Durban Kush, Granola Funk, Headband Kush, Koko Puffs, La Kush Cake, Layer Cake, Meow, Miracle Alien Cookies, Orange Zkittlez, Peach Crescendo, Peach Pie, Runtz, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Sueno, Tart Pops, White Runtz
Chronic Therapy
Strawberries N Cream
Colorado Harvest Company
Biker Oz, Flow, Granola Funk, Headband Kush, Lava Breath, Milky Weigh, Papaya Cake, Peach Kush, Peking Duck, Pruno, Sour Melon, Sour Orange Zkittles, Sundae Float, Tart Pops
Cookies
Forza Sans Souci, Miracle Alien Cookies, Ooh La La
Denvers Kush Club
Apple Fritter, Midnight, Muffinz, Noon, Peach Kush
Doctors Orders
Item 9, Peach Crescendo, Ritas Cherry, Runtz, Snickerz, Sour Melon
Drift
Gelato 41, Infinity, White 99
Eclipse Cannabis
Ice Cream Cake, Mac
Elevated
Cherry Hills, Durban Kush, Melonz, Strawberry Shortcake
EmJ's
Bubba Berry, Cherry Diesel, Cherry Hills, Colorado Cool Aid, Forza Sans Souci, Grape Oz, Layer Cake, Melonz, Milky Weigh, Orange Zkittlez, Peach Crescendo, Strawberry Milk, Sueno, Sunset Drive, The Sauce, Unicorn Poop
Emerald Fields
Cherry Punch, Durban Kush, Forza Sans Souci, Gary Payton, Ice Milk, Melonz, Midnight, Milky Weigh, Muffinz, Noon, Orange Zkittlez, Peach Kush, Peking Duck, Strawberry Milk, Sueno, Triangle Og, Yuk Mouth
Euflora
Cake Pop, Cherry Diesel, Forza Sans Souci, Garlic Breath, Gg 4, Layer Cake, Peking Duck, Snickerz, Super Sour Lemon
Fountain Organics
Pineapple Blast, The Sauce
Golden Meds
Apple Fritter, Ice Cream Cake, Ice Milk, Koko Puffs, Melonz, Muffinz, Sherb Crasher, Sunset Drive, Yuk Mouth
Golden Meds
Cake Pop, Cherry Hills, Dosi, Gg 4, Granola Funk, Grape Oz, Headband Kush, Ice Milk, Layer Cake, Papaya Cake, Sage N Sour, Strawberry Milk, Sueno
Green Dragon
Forza Sans Souci, Gas Tanker, Orange Zkittlez, Peach Crescendo
Green Pharm 2
Banana Kush, Bubba Berry, Cherry Hills, Colorado Cool Aid, Grape Oz, Ice Milk, Item 9, Koko Puffs, Miracle Alien Cookies, Orange Zkittlez, Sour Diesel, Strawberry Milk, Super Sour Lemon
Greenfields
Cake Pop, Cherry Diesel, Layer Cake, Papaya Cake, Slap N Tickle, Strawberries N Cream, Sueno
Herbal Healing
Bubba Berry, Cake Pop, Cherry Diesel, Cherry Punch, Forza Sans Souci, Gas Tanker, Grape Oz, Headband Kush, Item 9, Koko Puffs, Lava Breath, Melonz, Pineapple Blast, Ritas Cherry, Sage N Sour, Sour Orange Zkittles, Strawberry Milk, Sueno, Super Sour Lemon, Tart Pops, The Sauce, Unicorn Poop
Herbs 4 You
Gas Tanker, Peach Crescendo, Purple Marmalade, Sour Diesel, Super Sour Lemon, Yuk Mouth
High Octane Dispensary
Biker Oz, Gary Payton, Triangle Og
High Plains Strains
Bananaghani, Biker Oz, Granola Funk, Grape Oz, Layer Cake, Papaya Cake, Sundae Float, Triangle Og
High Plainz Strains
Durban Kush, Forza Sans Souci, Galleta, Ice Cream Cake, Ice Milk, Koko Puffs, La Kush Cake, Lava Breath, Layer Cake, Melonz, Meow, Muffinz, Pruno, Purple Marmalade, Snickerz, Strawberries N Cream, Sueno, Super Sour Lemon, Triangle Og, White 99, White Runtz, Yuk Mouth
Higher Grade
Bubba Berry, Cherry Diesel
Kanopya Springs
Item 9, Sueno, Tart Pops
Karmaceuticals
Chemmy Jones, Peking Duck, Sage N Sour, White 99, White Runtz
Kind Care Of Colorado
Ice Cream Cake, Island, Lava Breath, Peach Crescendo, Purple Marmalade, Slurricane
Kinfolk Farms
Big Bubba Diesel, Cherry Hills, Fubar, Gas Tanker, Larry, Layer Cake, Muffinz, Orange Zkittlez, Papaya Cake, Peking Duck, Slap N Tickle, Sueno, Super Sour Lemon, Wookie Fruit, Yuk Mouth
LOVA co
Apple Fritter, Durban Kush, Ice Milk, Medellin, Sage N Sour
LaConte's Denver
Cherry Diesel, Durban Kush
Lakeshore Cannabis
Apple Fritter, Big Bubba Diesel, Blood Orange, Bubba Berry, Cookies Cream, Galleta, Gary Payton, Granola Funk, Island, Item 9, Melonz, Peking Duck, Ritas Cherry, Slurricane, Strawberry Flame, Strawberry Milk, Strawberry Shortcake, Tart Pops, The Sauce, Triangle Og, Wedding Crasher, Wookie Fruit
Lightshade
Apple Fritter, Cereal Milk, Chem 4, Cherry Diesel, Flow, Forza Sans Souci, Gelato 41, Ice Cream Cake, Item 9, Koko Puffs, Lava Breath, Layer Cake, Lucky Charms, Midnight, Miracle Alien Cookies, Peach Crescendo, Peach Kush, Rain Dance, Ritas Cherry, Runtz, Slap N Tickle, Sour Flower, Sour Melon, Strawberry Milk, Sueno, Sundae Float, Sunset Drive, Super Sour Lemon, Tart Pops, The Sauce, Unicorn Poop, White Runtz, Yuk Mouth
Living Rose Wellness
Gas Tanker, Granola Funk, Grape Oz, Item 9, Layer Cake, Melons, Milky Weigh
Lova co
Apple Fritter, Bananaghani, Cake Pop, Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, Durban Kush, Gary Payton, Granola Funk, Grape Oz, Ice Cream Cake, Ice Milk, Layer Cake, Lemon P, Milky Weigh, Muffinz, Purple Marmalade, Sage N Sour, Slap N Tickle, Strawberry Milk, Sueno, Sunset Drive, Super Sour Lemon
Magnolia Rd.
Cherry Hills, Headband Kush, Koko Puffs, Muffinz, Papaya Cake, Peach Kush, Sage N Sour, Strawberry Shortcake, The Sauce
Magnolia Road Cannabis Co
Bananas, Forza Sans Souci, Fubar, Gas Tanker, La Kush Cake, Layer Cake, Orange Zkittlez, Peach Crescendo, Peach Pie, Sueno, Yuk Mouth
Magnolia Road Cannabis Co.
Big Bubba Diesel, Cherry Diesel, Grape Oz, Super Sour Lemon
Maikoh Holistics
La Kush Cake, Miracle Alien Cookies, Runtz, Snickerz
Mana Cannabis
Sueno, White 99, White Runtz
Mana Supply Company
Sueno, White 99
Medicine Man
Apple Fritter, Biker Oz, Cherry Diesel, Cherry Punch, Gary Payton, Gas Tanker, Gg 4, Infinity, La Kush Cake, Larry, Lava Breath, Meow, Orange Zkittlez, Peach Kush, Peking Duck, Pruno, Slap N Tickle, Strawberry Shortcake, Sueno, Tart Pops, White Runtz
Mile High Dispensary
Sueno
Native Roots
Apple Fritter, Apples And Bananas, Banana Kush, Bananaghani, Big Bubba Diesel, Biker Oz, Blood Orange, Bubba Berry, Cake Pop, Cereal Milk, Cherry Diesel, Durban Kush, Galleta, Garlic Breath, Gary Payton, Gas Tanker, Gelato, Granola Funk, Grape Oz, Headband Kush, Ice Cream Cake, Ice Milk, Island, Item 9, Koko Puffs, La Kush Cake, Layer Cake, Melonz, Milky Weigh, Miracle Alien Cookies, Muffinz, Papaya Cake, Peach Kush, Peking Duck, Pineapple Blast, Pruno, Pudding Pop, Purple Marmalade, Rain Dance, Ritas Cherry, Runtz, Sage N Sour, Sherb Crasher, Slap N Tickle, Snickerz, Sour Melon, Sour Orange Zkittles, Strawberry Flame, Strawberry Shortcake, Sueno, Sunset Drive, Super Sour Lemon, Tart Pop, The Sauce, Triangle Og, Unicorn Poop, Yuk Mouth, Zookies
Native Roots Vail
Big Bubba Diesel, Cake Pop, Cherry Diesel, Cookies N Cream, Gg 4, Melonz, Muffinz, Ritas Cherry, Sherb Crasher, Slap N Tickle, Sour Orange Zkittles, Sueno, The Sauce
Natural Alternatives for Health
Apple Fritter, Biker Oz, Durban Kush, Koko Puffs, Peach Kush, Ritas Cherry, Sage N Sour, Sherb Crasher, Strawberry Shortcake
Nature's Herbs & Wellness
Bananaghani, Biker Oz, Cake Pop, Cookies N Cream, Dosi, Forza Sans Souci, Granola Funk, Grape Oz, Ice Cream Cake, Lava Breath, Layer Cake, Melonz, Meow, Muffinz, Papaya Cake, Peking Duck, Pruno, Purple Marmalade, Wedding Crasher
Natures Herbs & Wellness Center
Apple Fritter, Durban Kush, Granola Funk, Ice Milk, Lava Breath, Milky Weigh, Muffinz, Papaya Cake, Sherb Crasher, Sundae Float, Yuk Mouth
Natures Kiss
Muffinz, Project 4510, Snowman
Natures Medicine
Apple Fritter, Bananas, Cherry Punch, Colorado Cool Aid, Fubar, Garlic Cookies, Georgia Pie, Item 9, Milky Weigh, Muffinz, Peach Crescendo, Slap N Tickle, Super Sour Lemon, White 99
Oasis Cannabis Superstore
Apple Fritter, Cherry Hills, Collins Ave, Gg 4, Granola Funk, Grape Oz, Ice Milk, Medellin, Milky Weigh, Papaya Cake, Peach Crescendo, Peking Duck, Pineapple Blast, Purple Marmalade, Ritas Cherry, Sour Rado, Sueno, Triangle Og, White Runtz, Wookie Fruit
Peak MJ
Cake Pop, Purple Papaya Punch, Sherb Crasher, Sundae Float, Wookie Fruit
Rocky Mountain Blaze
Bubba Berry, Forza Sans Souci, Headband Kush, Island, Layer Cake, Milky Weigh, Orange Zkittlez, Raspberry, Slap N Tickle, Strawberry Shortcake, Tart Pops, The Sauce, White 99
Rocky Mountain Cannabis
Biker Oz, Blood Orange, Cherry Hills, Forza Sans Souci, Galleta, Garlic Breath, Gelato 41, Grape Oz, Ice Milk, Melonz, Milky Weigh, Peach Kush, Raspberry, Sage N Sour, Sherb Crasher, Snickerz, Sunset Drive, Triangle Og, Yuk Mouth
Rocky Road
Bananaghani, Cereal Milk, Cherry Hills, Cherry Punch, Granola Funk, Grape Oz, Ice Cream Cake, Item 9, Lava Breath, Melonz, Midnight, Orange Zkittlez, Papaya Cake, Peach Crescendo, Peach Kush, Ritas Cherry, Sage N Sour, Sherb Crasher, Slap N Tickle, Slurricane, Sour Orange Zkittles, Strawberry Shortcake, Sueno, Tart Pops, The Sauce, Triangle Og
Roots RX
Blood Orange, Ice Cream Cake, Orange Zkittlez, Yuk Mouth
Roots Rx
Apple Fritter, Berries N Cream, Blood Orange, Cherry Hills, Durban Kush, Granola Funk, Island, Koko Puffs, Meow, Orange Zkittlez, Peach Kush, Purple Papaya Punch, Slap N Tickle, Slurricane, Strawberry Shortcake, Sueno, Sunset Drive, Super Sour Lemon, The Sauce, Wookie Fruit, Yuk Mouth
Simply Pure
Blood Orange, Gary Payton, Georgia Pie, Item 9, Lava Breath, Muffinz, Orange Zkittlez, Papaya Cake, Peach Crescendo, Slap N Tickle, Sour Melon, Triangle Og, Yuk Mouth
Smokin Gun Apothecary
Ooh La La, Yuk Mouth
Solace Meds
Apple Fritter, Biker Oz, Blood Orange, Bubba Berry, Cereal Milk, Cherry Diesel, Cherry Hills, Cherry Punch, Forza Sans Souci, Garlic Breath, Gary Payton, Gas Tanker, Gelato 41, Granola Funk, Grape Oz, Headband Kush, Island, Item 9, Koko Puffs, Lava Breath, Layer Cake, Melonz, Meow, Midnight, Milky Weigh, Miracle Alien Cookies, Muffinz, Noon, Orange Zkittlez, Peach Crescendo, Pineapple Blast, Raspberry, Slap N Tickle, Snickerz, Sour Melon, Strawberry Milk, Sueno, Tart Pops, The Sauce, Triangle Og, Unicorn Poop, Wookie Fruit, Yuk Mouth, Zookies
Spark
Peach Kush, Sundae Float
Star Buds
Apple Fritter, Forza Sans Souci, Galleta, Garanimals, Gelato 41, Georgia Pie, Infinity, Layer Cake, Meow, Peking Duck, Strawberry Shortcake, Sueno, Sunset Drive, Triangle Og, Unicorn Poop, White 99, Yuk Mouth
Star buds
Meow, Sueno, Sunset Drive, Triangle Og

JERRY GARCIA’S 80TH BIRTHDAY SYMPHONIC CELEBRATION | RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 6/29/22

ARTICLE CONTRIBUTED BY BACKSTAGE FLASH | PUBLISHED ON THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2022

Jerry Garcia’s 80th Birthday Symphonic Celebration with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra at Red Rocks, 6/29/2022 – photos by Backstage Flash

Jerry Garcia’s 80th birthday celebration was celebrated a little bit early last night at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Some birthdays are just too big, so when the stars align you just do it. Jerry was born on August 1st, 1942, and sadly departed planet earth on August 9th, 1995. He will always live in our hearts, minds and souls. Jerry was a beacon of light and inspiration moving brightly through our lives. He loved music down to the very core of his being and his generous gift of truthful inspiring songs will be with us and future generations for as long we keep swirling around on this big round thing.

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This special and unique event was not only a celebration of Jerry’s life but a continuation of his legacy. Jerry and the Grateful Dead were a musical movement of peace and love that shaped the lives of so many and his spirit lives on in many ways. Now in partnership with The Garcia Family,

Veritas Fine Cannabis, introducing Garcia Hand Picked is extending Jerry’s long-standing legacy in Colorado with three exclusive cannabis strains that are now available in Colorado. The good folks from Veritas were on site handing out information and talking with folks about the new cannabis line at The Jerry Garcia Symphonic Experience at Red Rocks last night.

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Jerry was a perfectionist and the good folks curating Garcia Hand Picked have this in the forefront of their minds and are applying all of the necessary love and technology to their products. Combining new genetics with old school values these products are sure to be a hit with everyone that enjoys feeding their head.

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The new products being introduced are made of fine quality premium slow-cured indoor flower, the packaging is eco-friendly and made from recycled paper, and the artwork designs are just beautiful and in-line with Grateful Dead art that we have all loved for many decades. Jerry’s Picks are cannabis infused gummies made from all natural ingredients and come in blueberry, blackberry and raspberry. They are modeled after and shaped like Jerry’s guitar picks.

Melvin Seals, Duane Trucks, Lady Chi, Jacklyn LaBranch, Dave Schools, Tom Hamilton and the Colorado Symphony OrchestraMelvin Seals, Duane Trucks, Lady Chi, Jacklyn LaBranch, Dave Schools, Tom Hamilton and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra

Garcia Hand Picked is hand grown, harvested and packaged in Denver Colorado and is now available. The good folks of Veritas Fine Cannabis along with the Bertha Bus were talking with the guests, handing out beautiful and informative pamphlets as well as showcasing their amazing colorful merchandise. Garcia Hand Picked launched three strains to get things started in Colorado. The strains are “Morning in Marin” a sativa, “Love In The Afternoon” is a hybrid and “After Midnight” is the Indica. Every aspect of Garcia Hand Picked has been carefully curated by the Garcia family to create an experience through cannabis that is as inspiring and creative as Jerry Garcia’s music. I can go on and on about all of the cool strains, merchandise and art, but I will just leave the link here for you all to enjoy.

Tom Hamilton | Red Rocks AmphitheatreTom Hamilton | Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Joining the party at the historic venue where Jerry loved to perform were Melvin Seals, Dave Schools, Tom Hamilton, Duane Trucks, Jacklyn LaBranch and Lady Chi. They were accompanied by the sixty five member Colorado Symphony Orchestra. When you combine the music of Jerry Garcia, the beautiful and serene setting of Red Rocks along with a massive orchestra and thousands of music fans, magic is sure to happen. The band and orchestra took their places on stage and began the set with Cats Under The Stars from the Jerry Garcia Band album of the same name. The band sounded tight from the first note, Tom Hamilton’s voice was crisp and cut through the thin night air with razor sharp accuracy. The whole band had a calm and cool vibe as they looked up at the sea of colorful fans before them.

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Jacklyn LaBranch joined the Jerry Garcia Band on vocals in 1982 and was with him until his passing in 1995. Jackyln and the extremely talented Lady Chi sounded wonderful on vocals and their angelic voices bounced off the giant monoliths that surround the venue. Melvin Seals on organ looked really happy and definitely in a groove that he is very comfortable with, he played with Jerry from 1980 to 1995. Dave Schools and Duane Trucks, the rhythm section from Wide Spread Panic, bring their own vibe and expert musicianship while providing a concrete foundation for the music to build from. With Tom Hamilton’s strong voice and guitar skills on full display this lineup of musicians really brings unique qualities and fresh ideas to the music.

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The set continued with The Wheel, Birdsong, China Cat Sunflower, Mission In The Rain and Deal to close set one. The orchestra provided a massive sound giving the arrangements an exciting adventurous direction with so many different layers of stringed, percussion and horned instruments making the sound so big and full, it sounded like it was coming from all directions as it swirled around the rocks. Set number two was filled with classic songs from many different periods of Jerry’s life starting with Reuben & Cherise, a heart pounding Shakedown Street, Uncle John’s Band, Morning Dew, Run For The Roses, Terrapin Station and finishing the amazing set with Touch of Grey.

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The third and final set of three songs performed by just the band consisted of some of the favorite cover tunes Jerry used to include in his Jerry Garcia Band shows. They started with the J.J. Cale classic After Midnight followed by Eric Clapton’s Lay Down Sally and ending it all with Dylan’s Tangled Up In Blue. What a gig, what a set list, and what a beautiful tribute to Jerry Garcia.

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Trixie Garcia at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in celebration of her dadTrixie Garcia at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in celebration of her dad

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Veritas Fine Cannabis Closes Cultivation Facility, Lays Off Employees

THOMAS MITCHELL JUNE 23, 2022 10:19AM

Veritas Fine Cannabis was founded in 2017.

Veritas Fine Cannabis was founded in 2017. Scott Lentz

Veritas Fine Cannabis has closed one of its three growing facilities and laid off almost a quarter of its employees.

After rumors of Veritas layoffs began circulating on social media earlier this week, Veritas president Jon Spadafora confirmed the move.

“Having to close one of our indoor cultivation facilities and say goodbye to 33 incredibly talented and dedicated members of our team was truly gutting. As difficult as the decision was to move forward with the facility closure, we are focused on maintaining the rigid quality standards Veritas cannabis is known for and supporting our retail partners statewide,” he says.

Veritas, one of Colorado’s largest marijuana cultivation brands, began facing challenging issues along with much of the rest of the industry last fall.

“The current economic climate is a huge factor. When gas prices are reaching $5 a gallon or more and grocery store prices continue to climb, people are forced to adjust their household budgets — but at least cannabis prices aren’t rapidly inflating like we’re seeing with other commodities,” Spadafora adds. “This is good for cannabis consumers, but it’s nevertheless challenging for industry operators, as sales volumes are also down in recent months.”According to the state Marijuana Enforcement Division, the average wholesale price per pound of marijuana has fallen by almost 60 percent since January of last year, while monthly Colorado dispensary sales have decreased for eleven straight months on a year-over-year-basis. Veritas is one of a handful of marijuana businesses to publicly scale back in recent months; others include Pure GreensBonfire Cannabis and the ownership group behind Buddy Boy dispensaries.

Like other marijuana business owners and executives, Spadafora notes that more states have caught up to Colorado’s marijuana shopping experience in recent years, and tourism dollars are declining as a result. Arizona and New Mexico are among the nineteen states that have legalized recreational pot, while Oklahoma’s medical marijuana program is one of the most liberal in the country, with no cap on dispensaries.

“The status of today’s cannabis market is the result of a few events, one of which is certainly recent industry expansion. For the last three years, we have only known a market that did not have enough supply, so I think it is fair to say that many companies in the state expanded their capacity,” Spadafora says. “Legalization in other states is having an effect as well. As cannabis becomes a normal part of many people’s daily routine, the novelty of visiting a legal state wears off. Visitors probably purchase a smaller amount when they come to Colorado now, since they can also purchase when they get home.”Founded in 2017, Veritas was an early branded, stand-alone growing operation in the state. The company previously grew marijuana for Cookies, one of legal marijuana’s largest marijuana brands, but the two are no longer partners, according to both companies.

Olio extracts and Higher Grade, a chain of Denver dispensaries, share common ownership with Veritas, but Spadafora says that all three are separate business entities, and the recent moves “only affected Veritas operations.” No further changes at Veritas are planned at this time, he says, adding that executive pay cuts and operational adjustments have also been implemented to save more money.

“While this has been a difficult week for our team, we are confident that the future is full of opportunities. The market will rebound, and the best operators will continue to produce amazing cannabis products,” he concludes.

America’s winning weed Strains of Summer 2022

David DownsJune 13, 2022

Veritas Fine Cannabis Apple Fritter

Put history’s best pot in your pipe and smoke it. (Sasha Beck/Leafly)

Push off those negative vibes, like shoo—there are plenty of reasons to put some amazing weed smoke in the air this summer.

We’re in a verified golden age for weed breeding and enjoyment. Champion-grade ganja blankets the country in 2022. Nineteen states have legalized it. The $25B legal industry ranks as America’s 5th largest cash crop. Modern weed blasts out designer flavors never before tasted, with higher, deeper effects never before felt.

Leafly’s annual Strains of Summer for 2022 includes new crosses of all-stars like Wedding Cake (Dream Cake) and Runtz (Red Bullz, Apple Tartz). It’s a summer of nostalgia, with ‘90s OG gas (Double OG chem), grapes (Alien Labs’ Y2K), and catatonic Hindu Phunk from Cypress Hill themselves. Their grower Kenji Fujishima has seven different OGs in their South LA flowering room.

“Word on the street is that gas is coming back—so green weed; a lot of OGs,” said Fujishima.

Lock the fridge—this summer, scrumptious new dessert strains like Cookies’ BernieHana Butter and Seed Junky Genetics Georgia Pie will be in every pantry. And it’s a summer of guaranteed gobstopping, candy-aisle, connoisseur terps—check the Zkittlez crosses like Zoap, Team Elite Genetics’ Pearadise, and Karma Genetics’ Zowahh.

Below, Leafly sniffs out the best-selling, award-winning, on-trend, dozen-ish hit strains for your summer. We looked at search and sales data, and interviewed top breeders, growers, brands, and stores across the US. Most importantly, we smelled and smoked file cabinets full of flavors. So pull up a chair and join the zaza conversation. Delivery services stand ready to take your order.

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Double OG Chem

Double OG Chems can run 1.5-3% terpenes, far higher than the national average. (David Downs/Leafly)
Double OG Chems can run 1.5-3% terpenes, far higher than the national average. Hybrid. (David Downs/Leafly)

Break out the ripped denim—late ‘90s OG KushSour Diesel, and Chemdog have roared back, baby. Rebel Grown Seeds’ Double OG Chem swept up at the Emerald Cup Awards 2022 in downtown LA, May 14. The all-star industry judges could not deny the classic lemon, pine, and fuel bite of OGs, and that heavy, high-THC, after-work, blast-off effect.

Double OG Chem is “two-thirds OG, one-third Chem with a dash of Sour,” says Rebel Grown breeder Dan Pomerantz, and will make you hungry, giggly, and relaxed. Exactly what we need amid the grim realities out there. Rebel Grown’s breeder carries forward the legacy of Humboldt County greatness into the legal age. Four of the top 10 strains at The Emerald Cup featured Dan’s work. “It felt great,” he said. “I felt really honored and validated.”

Woody Harrelson’s new weed shop in LA opened with Double OG Chem, and dozens of other Cali stores have it, too. Double OG Chem seeds are in commercial gardens big and small across the US—sometimes under a different name. So if you love OGs, Chems, Sours, and Glues, follow your nose to those terps and take home a bag.

Step on the gas

Animal Face

Fig Farms Animal Face. Hybrid. (David Downs/Leafly)
Fig Farms 1st place Animal Face. Hybrid. (David Downs/Leafly)

Sometimes you need to orbit the earth so high you can only hear heavy breathing and your pulse in your ears. Lunatics smoke Animal Face and go beast mode in a gym. Us mortals can enjoy this winner alone on the couch when ready to take our faces off for the night.

Animal Face crosses Face-Off OG to Animal Mints, and we’ve celebrated the Seed Junky Genetics strain since it jumped out of the bag and bit us in December. The Leafy Buzz strain grew into a Leafly Strain of 420 ‘22 and stays hot into summer, thanks to a first place finish in the indoor flower category at The Emerald Cup 2022.

Winning grower Fig Farms says they have a bunch of it this summer, so all of us mere mortals can bask in the glow of the judges’ favorite: expert-level, maximum fuel bite, dank-cookie back notes, and scorching high-THC effects.

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Cake days and nights

Dream Cake

Dream Cake. Indica Hybrid. (Foxy Cannabis)
Dream Cake. Indica Hybrid. (Foxy Cannabis)

Take home a new Wedding Cake or Ice Cream Cake cross this summer for a guaranteed good time. Stoners keep Wedding Cake in the top 5 most searched this summer because the strain looks so icy, smells so inviting, and feels so yummy. People get relaxed, aroused, and hungry on Wedding Cakes—three feelings we could all use more of in the tense, hot months.

The easiest win? Order up Dream Cake (Wedding Cake x Sunset Sherbert) from Foxy Cannabis for delivery in LA and across California. Foxy’s team picks out and jars up only the most unique, iconic, fresh, small batches of LA indoor hydro; like, 100 pounds of each strain, or less.

Prepare to be stoked when the delivery arrives, instead of furious at a year-old jar of cardboard terps. “Everything is hand-curated. We pass on more than we’d like to,” said CEO Ryan Littman. Fashion never stops advancing, so when a Foxy flavor runs out, it’s gone.

Zkittlez country

Zoap

Zoap combines two of Deo Farms’ OZ Kush breeding projects—Rainbow Sherbet V2 x Pink Guava #16 F2. (David Downs/Leafly)
Zoap combines two of Deo Farms’ OZ Kush breeding projects—Rainbow Sherbet V2 x Pink Guava #16 F2. Hybrid. (David Downs/Leafly)

Another guaranteed win: Zkittlez crosses in 2022, especially to other champion strains like OG Kush and GSC. Go straight to the peak with Zoap. While everyone else iterated on Gelato, Deo Farms went a different way and got much farther ahead.

Like David Bowie in the Ziggy Stardust phase—it’s awe-inspiring. The secretive Oakland group dug deep into OZ Kush (Zkittlez x OG Eddy Lepp) to make a Pink Guava; then added Sunset Sherbert to make a Rainbow Sherbert—then combined those. If that just sounds like algebra, focus on Zoap’s inimitable look, and the smashing tropical-candy, creamy dank smells, and high-voltage, high-THC hybrid effects.

Zoap’s took home Best Overall at the 2022 Zalympix Championships in downtown LA, June 11. Find your snobbiest weed friend and wash their mouth out with Zoap.

See also: Cali Kush Farms Zowahh—Karma Genetics’ Zkittlez x Karma Sour D Bx.

Pearadise

Team Elite Genetics Pearadise (Peach Ozz x Kosher Kush) (David Downs/Leafly)
Team Elite Genetics Pearadise (Peach Ozz x Kosher Kush) tastes like a champ. Sativa hybrid. (David Downs/Leafly)

Sticking with Zs and OGs, Team Elite Genetics’ Pearadise may win the High Times Cannabis Cup SoCal People’s Choice 2022 for sativa flowers. It’s new, different, and well-made enough to go up against the champ, Gelonade.

LA remains the global epicenter of designer weed; they know peachy Zkittlez OG goes great with daytime fun—like disc golf or a chill hike. Pearadise fuses Peach Oz with Kosher Kush for a paradisiacal, pear-fuel smell, and daytime hybrid sativa effects.

See also: Wonderbrett Pink Picasso (Candyland x OZ Kush), which comes to Michigan this summer.

Runtz up your summer

Apple Tartz

SF Cultivators Apple Tartz (David Downs/ Leafly)
SF Cultivators Apple Tartz. Hybrid indica. (David Downs/ Leafly)

Apple Fritter has clawed its way into the top 20 most popular strains in the US through sheer genetic power. Runtz won Leafly Strain of the Year 2020 and became a national top 10 flavor. Get them on their own this summer, or even better, together: Check out Apple Tartz from legacy, small-batch indoor growers, SF Cultivators.

Apple Tartz has the bright green of Fritter and the deep purple of Runtz and hits the sweet spot between tart, sweet, and creamy gas. It’s bred by highly respected Clearwater Genetics and leans more Cookie/Diesel, with Zkittlez adding loudness. Pair this high-THC hybrid with some chillaxation, like watching the local game with a craft brew.

See also: Colorado’s Veritas Apple Fritter (Sour Apple x Animal Cookies)

Red Bullz

Compound Genetics Red Bullz. (Courtesy Compound Genetics)
Compound Genetics Red Bullz. Grape Gas x White Runtz. (Courtesy Compound Genetics)

Listen up, Runtz nation. Leading breeder Compound Genetics has begun running Red Bullz for the California legal market, and drops Red Bullz flower at the Zalympix Championships awards ceremony, June 11. Few breeders chase the platonic ideal of perfect pot harder than Compound.

Red Bullz smashes Grape Gas to White Runtz and smells like preternaturally strong grape candy that’s also tropical, spicy, and fuel-like. Effects hit like a super duper high-THC hybrid, for a concert crossfade or a gaming marathon.

The Compound flower brand officially launches with Red Bullz, plus Mellowz #8 (Spritzer x Grape Gas), Grapple Pie (Apple Fritter x Grape Gas), Jokerz #31 (White Runtz x Jet Fuel Gelato), and Rainbow Cheddar (Zkittlez x Cheese). For the growers, Compound pushes Pave (Paris OG x The Menthol)—a project with Migos’ Quavo, plus Cookies. Gangsta.

Cookie monster mode

Georgia Pie

Georgia Pie grown by Eve Gardens (Photo by Ryan Herron for Leafly)
Georgia Pie grown by Eve Gardens, Oregon. (Photo by Ryan Herron for Leafly)

This summer, America has developed a distinct craving for Seed Junky Genetics’ Georgia Pie (Gellati x Kush Mints). The crew at Real Eve Farms in Oregon are making a name for themselves on this cultivar alone. At this year’s Oregon Leaf Bowl, their Georgia Pie took home the gold in the mixed-light category.

With big fruit flavors and a fresh-baked bread scent, it’s easy to see why. A rough trim shows the dense trichomes coating both the buds and sugar leaves. The origin of the fruity peach scents? Anyone’s guess. But there’s certainly plenty of those bright and sweet scents to go around.

Lighting up a J is the best way to enjoy the big kush notes on the inhale and a pronounced effect that left us as baked as a pie fresh out of the oven.

See also: Cereal A La Mode from Powerzzzup—a new Cookie cross of Cereal Milk x Georgia Pie won Best Looking at the LA Zalympix Championships of ‘22.

BernieHana Butter

BernieHana Butter. Indica hybrid. (Courtesy Cookies)
BernieHana Butter. Indica hybrid. (Courtesy Cookies)

There are more potential weed terpene combos than could be smoked in a lifetime, so leave room for butter and dough aroma amid funk, floral, berry, and gas. Smoke the same as weed and rap mogul Berner this summer with BernieHana Butter—a crazy, intense GSC family cross (Jet Fuel Gelato x Guava) x (Blue Cookies x Oreoz).

Since surviving cancer, Berner’s made “no time for negative energy” a mantra, and this strain protects your peace with a calm, relaxing body high, that’ll help you go easy on yourself.

See also: For more GSC royalty—Blueprint Triple Lindy in CA, Decibel Farms’ Macaroon #31 (MAC x Cookies and Cream).

Fresh Purps

Purple Octane

Purple Octane. (Photo courtesy Seed Junky Genetics)
Purple Octane is (Biscotti x Sherb BX1) x (Jealousy F2). Indica. (Photo courtesy Seed Junky Genetics)

Some folks will not buy weed unless it’s purple—and those folks buy a lot of weed; a lot of weed from leading breeder/grower Seed Junky Genetics. Shocker, the LA gang has a purple on tap this summer—their Purple Octane.

It’s got a tank full of GSC genes that grow out grapey, gassy, and cookie, hitting purple gas lovers right in the nostrils and pinning them to the back of their seat with maximum THC scores. “This is a strain that’s been picking up a lot of traction in the market due to its coloring as well as its nose,” the SJG team tells us. “We’ve had it on our menu here and there, but expect to keep the volume up through the summer.”

See also: Lithouse’s Emerald Cup ’22-winning Modified Grapes (GMO x Purple Punch).

Y2K

If the late ‘90s are back, then that means prepping for Y2K—the day the world didn’t end. This Y2K promises to be more climactic.

Alien Labs’ Ted Lidie launches “An ode to the real Bay Area grapes” this summer with Y2K, which smacks of purple candy terps that set ya back like an old school Bay Area indica should. Alien Labs hunted down an ancient purple strain and fattened it up with Alien Labs’ signature Dosidos x Gelato #41. “We found a dope Purple Urkle S1 from [breeder] CSI Humboldt and crossed it to our Planet Dosi—selected exclusively for the artificial grape terp and indica-style power,” he said.

Straight indica old school

Hindu Phunk (aka Hindu Kush)

Insane brand Hindu Phunk. Indica. (David Downs/Leafly)
Insane’s grower Kenji Fujishima said, “If it has less than 1% terpenes, it’ll never see the inside of an Insane bag.” Hindu Phunk. Indica. (David Downs/Leafly)

We’re seeing a lot of breeders hunting deep in their genetic libraries, digging out a classic, and polishing it up for today’s heads. For example, Cypress Hill’s brand Insane popped an ancient seed of deep indica Hindu Kush and found a 2022 winner in Hindu Phunk. It’s big, icy, dark, hashy, and minty, with insomnia-crushing indica effects.

“We’re definitely getting a lot more requests for it, so we’re bumping up production of that one,” said Kenji Fujishima.

The legacy cultivation licensee has a 400-light indoor farm in South LA pumping out the Phunk, and lots of OG crosses, so stay on them. Hindu Phunk crushes regular insomnia or something spicier; like when the molly starts wearing off.

And a GMO to go

Chemical Compound

Speaking of heavy indicas, we saved a GMO Cookies cross for last. Chemical Compound comes from Nevada flower brand Pistola, via the Thrive Cannabis Marketplace. Pistola’s flagship strain crosses GMO Cookies x Otter Popz for a weird, singularly heady, intense hybrid that pairs with Amazon’s new season of The Boys.

See also: Freddy’s Fuego of Washington’s Dante’s Inferno #4 (Devil Driver x Oreoz); bred by Clearwater Genetics and Tiki Madman.

Devil Driver #4 from breeders Clearwater Genetics and Tiki Madman. Grown and hunted by Freddy's Fuego, WA. (Courtesy Freddy's Fuego)
Devil Driver #4 from breeders Clearwater Genetics and Tiki Madman. Grown and hunted by Freddy’s Fuego, WA. (Courtesy Freddy’s Fuego)

WORLD BEER CUP AWARD-WINNING LAGERS AND MORE

, World Beer Cup Award-Winning Lagers And More

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June is on! And craft brewers are keeping things interesting with new beers you’re gonna want to chase down this weekend.

Award-Winning (Bucks County, PA) – Neshaminy Creek Brewing is an award-winning craft brewery and taproom located just north of Philadelphia in Croydon, PA. Founded in 2010, the brewery has grown exponentially over the years. And they’ve a lager that took first place out of 231 entries at the 2022 World Beer Cup.

Part of the brewery’s year-round lineup, Neshaminy Creek Warehouse Lager is a pale golden 4.5% ABV Mexican-Style Lager with a clean, grainy malt character, a subtle sweetness and crisp, dry finish.

“As we celebrate our 10th anniversary this year, it’s an unbelievable honor to take home the top prize in the fifth most competitive category at the World Beer Cup,” said head brewer Jason Ranck. “We’re so proud of our entire team and extremely thankful to our fans and lager lovers who keep coming back to The Creek for more.”

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Both Oskar Blues and Veritas have released products celebrating the collaboration. Courtesy: Oskar Blues

High Times (Longmont, CO) – When Dale Katechis, the founder of Oskar Blues Brewery joined the team at Veritas Fine Cannabis Colorado’s original craft cannabis company last year, fans started drooling over the idea of a beer and bud collaboration. After all, both cannabis and hops stem from the same plant family, so yeah this had to happen. And now the wait is over.

Launching in tandem with a line of co-branded products from Veritas Fine Cannabis, Oskar Blues Veritasty is an uber-dank 7% ABV IPA that was inspired by terpenes found in Veritas’ extensive cannabis strain library.

“We took a completely different approach to the hemp beers that have been brewed before,” said Juice Drapeau, Head Brewer at Oskar Blues Brewery. “Instead of using hemp terpenes to cover up the hops that make IPAs great, we paired naturally occurring terpenes in hop strains with naturally occurring terpenes in cannabis strains from Veritas.”

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New From The N/A Corner (California) – Non-Alcoholic beers have come a long way’s since your uncle used to order an O’Doul’s. And now Two Roads Brewing, one of our favorite brewing operations in the Northeast, has a new addition to the growing segment. The first in what will become a full line of buzz-free beers from the brewery, Two Roads Non-Alcoholic Juicy IPA is both tasty and convincing.

What’s new in weed: products and news from Incredibles, Tilt, and more

What’s new in weed: products and news from Incredibles, Tilt, and more
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With so many great cannabis brands releasing exciting new products in new markets, it can be hard to keep track of every release or event. So we’re rounding up a few significant happenings in the industry. This week, we look at releases by Veritas Fine Cannabis and more.  Dr. Greenthumb: Sixth location opening Dr. Greenthumb has recently opened its doors at its sixth location in Los Angeles. Close to LAX, you can find the new spot at 5494 W. Centinela Ave. Los Angeles, CA. Available: California Find Dr. Greenthumb — LAX Incredibles: Launch of two new gummies Colorado edibles brand Incredibles has released two new gummies called Boost and Snoozierberry.  Boost is meant for daytime consumption and contains 10 milligrams THCV, 5 milligrams CBD, and 1 milligram THC per piece. The Snoozierberry gummy is meant for nighttime consumption and contains 10 milligrams THC, 5 milligrams CBN, and 5 milligrams CBG per piece — both gummies are made with pure THC distillate.  Available: Colorado Find Incredibles Tilt: New biodegradable mouthpiece Dubbed “PLAnt”, Phoenix-based cannabis company Tilt has released its new biodegradable vape mouthpieces in celebration of Earth Day. The environmentally-friendly vape pen tool can degrade in a matter of months once tossed.  Available: Arizona Veritas Fine Cannabis: IPA collaboration 

Now available at its Colorado dispensaries, Veritas Fine Cannabis has teamed up with beer brand Oskar Blues for the release of the Veritasty, a 7.0% ABV IPA inspired by the terpenes found in Veritas’ Slap N Tickle cannabis strain.  Available: Colorado Find Veritas Fine Cannabis Floyd’s of Leadville: New bedtime softgels Floyd’s of Leadville has expanded its product line with its new CBD softgells containing a 2:1 blend of CBN to CBG to promote sleep and relaxation.  Available: Colorado Find Floyd’s Fine Cannabis The post What’s new in weed: products…

3 Examples of Cannabis Packaging in 2022

Looking for inspiration? Check out these stories on QR codes for authentication, a right-sized vape pod carton update, and a colorful paper tube for cartridges and concentrates.

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Äkta's design uses up to seven colors, which offers flexibility on which color they lean on for which variety.

Äkta’s design uses up to seven colors, which offers flexibility on which color they lean on for which variety.

Veritas Uses On-Pack QR Codes for its Cannabis to Provide Product Transparency

Denver-based cannabis company Veritas adds QR codes to its packaging that enable consumers to find detailed information on the specific cannabis strain and where the product is available for future purchase.

Voice of the Brand Owner“In our eyes, QR codes had been a dying thing pre-COVID because smartphone users previously had to download a third-party app to scan them instead of using the camera feature, and let’s be honest, we live in a world where these additional steps can act as a deterrent.

“We capitalized on this opportunity [new technology] to give consumers quick and easy access to verified information directly from the source. Veritas Fine Cannabis packaging QR codes lead back to a strain card on our website that provides even more detailed information not included on the label such as the full terpene and cannabinoid lab test results along with where else they can find that product, if it’s currently in the rotation. This has allowed our customers to become more educated on what they are smoking while allowing us to reach the customer directly by showing them where they can then find said product again.” — Jordan Plunkett, Marketing Director at Veritas Fine Cannabis 

Smaller Cannabis Vape Pod Carton Brings Big Sustainability Benefits

Cannabis brand STIIIZY redesigns its vape pod packaging with 25% less material, resulting in sustainability and efficiency gains and reduced costs.

Voice of the Brand Owner“Before the redesign, our packages featured both a batch and a tamper-evident function. Moving forward, our tamper-evident stickers will pull double duty. Aside from keeping the contents inside each carton safe and secure, the labels will also feature batch information, which is required by state. By combining these two, we really maximized our use of space.” — Jackie Kim, STIIIZY’s Director of Integrated Marketing

Paper Tube Differentiates a Unique Brand of Cannabis

Live-rosin cannabis maker äkta, one of only two in the space that is single-source, selects a paper tube package for its vape cartridges and concentrates for its sustainability and approachable design.

Voice of the Brand Owner“In the solventless world, we see a lot of dark colors, a lot of edginess, kind of almost a cool factor, per se, but very masculine. We wanted to lighten that up and give it more of a feminine feel with more colors and more brightness, so even if you didn’t know what product was inside, it wouldn’t be intimidating.”—äkta CEO Blair Kralick

The Drop: 6 strains coming to dispensaries in June 2022

Dante Jordan ∙ May 31, 2022   3:04 pm PDT | Updated 6 hours ago

This month of The Drop, Dante Jordan’s column rounding up all the can’t-miss strains from the best brands and growers, looks at anticipated releases from Cookies, Veritas, and No Mids.

Another month, another round of strains for you to smoke.

Here are six strains you should cop in June.

Cookies: Pee-Yew

Pee-Yew is a new Cookies creation. It’s a cross of Animal Face and Kush Mints, so off top, you already know there’s going to be some gassiness in its terpene profile. Cookies describes Pee-Yew’s scent as grape candy, gardenia flowers, and gas. On the taste, Pee-Yew will coat your mouth with grape candy flavoring that lingers well after you’re done smoking.

I had a joyful high that left me feeling uplifted and motivated. Because of that, I think Pee-Yew is an excellent option for daytime smokers.

Available: California

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Veritas Fine Cannabis: Blood Orange

Veritas Fine Cannabis is a big dog out there in Colorado. It’s constantly dropping new strains and flavors, so you’ll never get bored with its weed offerings. A new Veritas drop that’s coming to a lung near you: Blood Orange.

Blood Orange was bred by AK from Higher Grade, and as you can infer from the name, it has a citrusy flavor profile. Specifically, Blood Orange’s flavor is described as citrus with spicy and floral complements thanks to high amounts of caryophyllene, linalool, and humulene. With that flavor profile, there’s a decent chance Blood Orange may hit you with a strong dose of daytime inspiration.

Available: Colorado

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Zanna: Jealousy

Zanna is the new kid on the block. The brand debuted with some classic strains like Cereal Milk, Georgia Pie, and more. The flower is definitely high quality, and the Zanna pre-rolls are an excellent way to try it. If you do, grab up that Jealousy pre-roll. And at some point soon, Zanna will be rolling out its own in-house strains.

Jealousy was bred by Seed Junky Genetics. It’s a cross of Gelato #41 and a Sunset Sherbet backcross. Jealousy typically has a sweet and earthy taste, but honestly, to me, it tastes like some straight-up dank. Jealousy’s high hit me with some heavy body effects and relaxation.

Available: California

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THC Design: Log Cabin

THC Design is kicking out a new strain: Log Cabin.

Log Cabin was bred by Phinest Cannabis. It’s a cross of Lemon OGKB and Biker Kush and has those lemony terpenes. On the nose, you will detect a mix of spicy and citrus aromas. On the tongue, Log Cabin leaves a lingering flavor of earthy pine and diesel.

This strain often tests high in myrcene, caryophyllene, limonene, and linalool. The effects were potent and made me feel a little bit hazy and relaxed. Snatch up some Log Cabin if you’re in California.

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Available: California

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Sundazed: Daydream

Sundazed hit the California market a few weeks ago, and now it’s coming out with three different strains as pre-rolls. One that you should definitely peep is Daydream.

Daydream is a Biscotti (GSC x Gelato #25 x South Florida OG) rename. This specific batch was grown by Kenji Fujishima, head of cultivation at EJF, Inc. Kenji is well-known for growing some of the best weed in California.

Daydream’s flavor profile can be described as sweet and vanilla and it tests high in caryophyllene, linalool, humulene, and limonene. When I smoked Daydream, I felt a dose of relaxed euphoria that made everything feel just a little bit better.

Available: California

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No Mids: NFSheesh

No Mids in Washington state is well-known for its top-tier flower. Shit hits. Soon, it’ll be dropping a new strain for your head tops called NFSheesh.

NFSheesh was bred in collaboration with Seattle cannabis breeder Solfire. It’s a cross of North Fire Cookies and Bahama Mama. No Mids has been growing the strain for about four months, and it’s already a new staple. NFSHeesh has a sweet and gassy, Cookies-type flavor, and its terpene profile features an abundance of caryophyllene, limonene, and myrcene.

On the effects side, NFSheesh gave me a stoney head high that left me uplifted, happy, and creative. It was heavy enough to get me stoned but didn’t leave me feeling too lazy and sluggish afterward. Cop it if you’re in Washington State.

Available: Washington

Wander + Ivy Closes Oversubscribed Series A and Expands Board with Industry Veterans

By Press Release

 June 1, 2022

Rita Valois

Denver, CO, June 1, 2022 – Disruptor wine brand Wander + Ivy, announces its largest-ever, seven-digit round of funding. The Series A capital raise, which was oversubscribed, closed in early May 2022. This funding will support Wander + Ivy’s exponential growth, primarily in marketing, production and new key team members. With this raise, the company proudly expanded its Board to include Rita Valois and Dale Katechis.

In her new role as Wander + Ivy Board Director, Rita Valois brings with her deep wine knowledge and experience in strategic planning, global business transformation, consumer products, and information systems. She explains:

“As a professional woman with many years in the wine and spirits sector, I believe it is time for women to take an even larger leadership role in the industry. Wander + Ivy has identified a unique, unaddressed opportunity in the single-serve wine market and has enormous potential to be the leader in this segment of premium, luxury organic wine. I am honored and delighted to be able to invest in and support this woman-owned wine business in addressing a unique market opportunity, with premium products ideal for women (and all) consumers.”

Rita joins Dale Katechis, one of craft beer’s pioneers and perhaps the space’s greatest innovator and disruptor. Having built a career out of unconventional thinking and creative business choices, Dale is an ideal talent to advise Wander + Ivy in their continued growth. As Dale shares:

“I have always been attracted to and inspired by disruptive, innovative entrepreneurs. Dana and team have successfully built the foundation of a future powerhouse in the single serve, organic wine space. Wander + Ivy has the opportunity to change the way that all wine drinkers think about their purchases. I am more than excited to be an investor and advisor and look forward to being a part of their continued success.”

“It’s an absolute honor to have Rita and Dale on our Board,” says Wander + Ivy Founder and CEO, Dana Spaulding. “Their industry insights are invaluable as we continue to innovate and expand our distribution across the country. Raising significant funds (at a time when women still only receive ~3% of all venture funding) and scaling a brand is incredibly challenging. Having industry veterans like Rita and Dale to advise along the way is critical.”

A certified woman- and disability-owned business, Wander + Ivy is a disruptor wine brand specializing in elevated single-serve wines from award-winning, family-owned vineyards around the world. Wander + Ivy continues to deliver on its core values and commitment to give back, donating 1-percent of sales to charitable organizations feeding those in need.

For more information on Wander + Ivy, visit www.wanderandivy.com and follow the brand at @WanderandIvy on social media.

About Wander + Ivy

Denver and Napa-based Wander + Ivy is a certified women- and disability-owned company providing premium wine in upscale single-serve packaging. All Wander + Ivy wines are produced by award-winning, family-owned vineyards around the world. Each year, Wander + Ivy donates 1-percent of total wine sales to nonprofits providing healthy food to those in need. All varietals are made with certified organic grapes and are available for purchase at select retail stores in stores in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas and Washington including Kroger, Albertsons, Safeway, Whole Foods, Natural Grocers, HEB and Walmart (https://wanderandivy.com/pages/store-locator), as well as online at https://wanderandivy.com/collections/all-wines.

About Rita Valois

Rita is an experienced Board Director and senior advisor to executive teams, with significant experience in strategic planning, global business transformation, consumer products and retail, and information systems. She is best known as a mentor, diversity champion and strategic leader of high-performing global teams delivering exceptional results. Rita’s 35+ year consulting and corporate executive career includes working as an ex-pat Global Chief Information Officer (CIO) for a publicly traded wine company driving their spin-off from a global beer and wine entity with $6B in revenue. She is an active angel and venture investor, an Independent Board Director and was recently accepted as a member of the Colorado Women’s Leadership Foundation’s 2022 Corporate BoardBound program.

About Dale Katechis

Serial entrepreneur, innovative thinker, irreverent leader, self-made success. Dale Katechis is in the pantheon of craft beer pioneers and perhaps the space’s greatest innovator and disruptor. He has spent his entire career uncovering opportunities and capitalizing on them with often unconventional, purely creative solutions. In 1997 Katechis opened Oskar Blues Grill & Brew in the sleepy town of Lyons, CO. His passion for craft beer and homebrewing led him to launch his first beer Dale’s Pale Ale, in 1999. His innovative thinking led to the craft-beer-in-a-can movement in 2002. Since then, Dale has grown and developed a number of successful companies including Canarchy, the 7th largest independent brewery in the country as of 2021, and Oskar Blues Fooderies. He has begun playing an active role in strategic growth and development as a board member and advisor for Veritas Fine Cannabis, Weller CBD Water & Sparking Immunity Beverages, and Wander + Ivy Wines. His focus, as always, is on finding creative and innovative ways to drive value and growth for the emerging brands.

Veritas Uses On-Pack QR Codes for its Cannabis to Provide Product Transparency

Denver-based cannabis company Veritas adds QR codes to its packaging that enable consumers to find detailed information on the specific cannabis strain and where the product is available for future purchase.

Anne Marie Mohan

May 25th, 2022

Veritas Fine Cannabis packaging QR codes lead back to a strain card on the company’s website that provides even more detailed information not included on the label.

Veritas Fine Cannabis packaging QR codes lead back to a strain card on the company’s website that provides even more detailed information not included on the label.

The COVID-19 pandemic, with its requirements for individuals to socially distance and keep safe and sanitized, changed much about consumers’ shopping behaviors and their interactions with consumer packaged goods brands. These changes extended to the cannabis market, as well, shares Jordan Plunkett, Marketing Director at Veritas Fine Cannabis. Inspired by restaurants’ use of QR codes in place of menus, Veritas began in 2020 to add QR codes to its cannabis packaging labels to put comprehensive product data at consumers’ fingertips.

Veritas is a Denver, Colo.-based wholesale cannabis company that differentiates itself and its products by the overall passion and dedication that every member of the team puts into their work every day. That’s according to Veritas owner, Mike Leibowitz, who adds, “High-quality products come naturally when people enjoy coming to work and love what they do.”

The brand centers around cannabis being the connection that brings people together. “Denver is a melting pot, as is Colorado in general, and we try our best to encapsulate this in everything we do, whether it’s a collaboration with craft artisans who call Colorado home, a dining experience with elevated dishes, or an interactive art experience unlike anything anyone has seen,” says Plunkett. “Cannabis is an experience, and we try our best to highlight that.”

Packaging for Veritas’s range of cannabis products, which includes flower and pre-rolls in 100 strains that rotate regularly, comprises glass jars and black plastic tubes, respectively. Graphics for the packaging were done by Sarah Egener, Art Director at Veritas, who Plunkett says “managed to create the perfect brand voice in visual form.” He adds, “We like great weed and fun experiences with good people. Our label presents all the important information about an individual strain, such as type of experience—energizing versus relaxing, for example—general effects, genetic lineage and the top three terpenes, in an organized chart format that’s easily digestible for any consumer. We are a brand for the newcomer and the connoisseur, so it’s important that we highlight the details people actually would be focusing on while shopping for cannabis.”


In 2020, as QR codes were revived, Veritas realized the opportunity to provide consumers with more comprehensive information on their products beyond what could fit on a label. “When the restaurant industry reintroduced QR codes to the general public we took notice,” shares Plunkett. “The technological advancements in smartphones and a more straightforward way to scan and use the codes was quickly adopted.

“In our eyes, QR codes had been a dying thing pre-COVID because smartphone users previously had to download a third-party app to scan them instead of using the camera feature, and let’s be honest, we live in a world where these additional steps can act as a deterrent.

“We capitalized on this opportunity [new technology] to give consumers quick and easy access to verified information directly from the source. Veritas Fine Cannabis packaging QR codes lead back to a strain card on our website that provides even more detailed information not included on the label such as the full terpene and cannabinoid lab test results along with where else they can find that product, if it’s currently in the rotation. This has allowed our customers to become more educated on what they are smoking while allowing us to reach the customer directly by showing them where they can then find said product again.”

Specifically, the QR code allows consumers to see the 21 most prevalent cannabis terpenes present in the product and data on nine different cannabinoids (e.g., THC, THC-A, CBD-A, CBN, etc.), highlighting the most prevalent ones in that strain, as well as a searchable list of retailers across the state currently carrying the strain.


Veritas developed the QR codes using an online code generator. Says Plunkett, the codes themselves are easily accessible and readily available, and if you know where to look, are free. “Payments for the software may be necessary if QR codes are being produced in mass quantities,” he explains, “but it’s mainly the time and labor that goes into the creation of them to make sure they are accurate for different SKUs.”

The QR code software also enables Veritas to collect data from consumer scans, including the general regions where they are scanning, what’s being scanned, and when it’s being scanned, providing insight into what strains or products are popular in some areas, as opposed to others.

While Plunkett says the QR codes are not the main attraction on the packaging label, they are a key component when it comes to consumers being able to get additional, accurate strain information. “Through our experiences, we’ve learned that transparency is key,” he shares, “and we want to always ensure our customers are getting nothing but the best every time.”

NEW CANNABIS BEERS AND AMERICAN RED ALES

, New Cannabis Beers And American Red Ales

Oskar Blues and Veritas have both released products celebrating the collaboration. Courtesy: Oskar Blues

The seasons are changing and craft brewers are keeping things fun with interesting new beers you’re gonna want to chase down this weekend.

Cannabis Do (Longmont, CO) – When Dale Katechis, the founder of Oskar Blues Brewery, joined the team at Veritas Fine Cannabis Colorado’s original craft cannabis company, last year, fans started drooling over the idea of a beer and bud collaboration. After all, both cannabis and hops stem from the same plant family, so yeah this had to happen. And now the wait is over.

Launching in tandem with a line of co-branded products from Veritas Fine Cannabis, Oskar Blues Veritasty (‘Veri Tasty’ get it?) is an uber-dank 7% ABV IPA that was inspired by terpenes found in Veritas’ extensive cannabis strain library.

“We took a completely different approach to the hemp beers that have been brewed before,” said Juice Drapeau, Head Brewer at Oskar Blues Brewery. “Instead of using hemp terpenes to cover up the hops that make IPAs great, we paired naturally occurring terpenes in hop strains with naturally occurring terpenes in cannabis strains from Veritas.”, New Cannabis Beers And American Red Ales

(Courtesy DuClaw Brewing)

Better Red Than Dead (Baltimore, MD) – DuClaw Brewing has a new addition to its core lineup that’s been in production for years and is finally getting the spotlight. Riding a stylistic resurgence, DuClaw Misfit Red is a 5% ABV American Red Ale that melds the instinct of the malty Amber with the snap of an Irish Red Ale.

‘Looking back at our core lineup, we saw an opportunity to diversify, and add flair without sacrificing flavor,” said DuClaw CEO and Founder, Dave Benfield. For longtime fans of DuClaw, ‘Misfit Red’ is a friendly face.”

New From The N/A Corner (California) – Non-Alcoholic beers have come a long way’s since your uncle used to order an O’Doul’s. And now Two Roads Brewing, one of our favorite brewing operations in the Northeast, has a new addition to the growing segment. The first in what will become a line of buzz-free beers from the brewery, Two Roads Non-Alcoholic Juicy IPA is both tasty and convincing.

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