THE TUMBLEWEED DISPENSARY Parachute
Apple Fritter, Peach Kush, Peking Duck
The 404
Bananaghani, Bubba Berry, Gas Tanker, Sour Diesel, Strawberry Banana, Sueno
The Dispo (REC)
Blue Sherbert, Bubba Berry, Garlic Cookies, Item #9, Koko Puffs, Lucky Charms, Peach Crescendo, Peach Kush, Peking Duck, Slurricane, Sour Diesel, Sour Melon, Strawberry Banana, Strawberry Milk, Sueno, Sunset Drive, Super Sour Lemon
The Green Solution Distribution Center
Bubba Berry, Dosidos, Poon Tang Pie, Purple Papaya Punch, Slurricane, Sour Diesel, The Sauce
The Underground Station
Bananaghani, Bubba Berry, Gas Tanker, Slurricane, Sour Diesel, Strawberry Banana
Trill - Unity Rd.
Banana Kush, Big Bubba Diesel, Item #9, Lucky Charms, Sueno
Tumbleweed - Steamboat
Bubba Berry, Peach Kush, Slurricane, Sunset Drive
Tumbleweed Carbondale
Bubba Berry, Peach Crescendo, Peach Kush
Tumbleweed Debeque
Bubba Berry, Lucky Charms, Peach Crescendo, Peach Kush, Peking Duck, Slurricane, Sour Diesel, Strawberry Banana, Sunset Drive, Super Sour Lemon
Tumbleweed Frisco
Apple Fritter, Peach Kush, Sour Melon, Strawberry Guava
Twin Peaks - REC
Blue Sherbert, Item #9, Lucky Charms, Peach Kush, Slurricane, Sour Melon, Strawberry Banana
VERTS
Bananaghani, Blue Sherbert, Bubba Berry, Item #9, Lucky Charms, Peach Kush, Slurricane, Sour Diesel, Sour Melon, Strawberry Banana, Super Sour Lemon
Verts
Strawberry Milk, Sunset Drive
5280 Weedery MED E 45th 402-01237
Apple Fritter, Banana Kush, Big Bubba Diesel, Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, Garlic Breath, Koko Puffs, OG Sin, Sour Diesel, Tart Pops, Veritas Cookies
A Wellness Center
Banana Kush, Big Bubba Diesel, Cherry Punch, Garlic Breath, OG Sin, Pineapple Blast, Sunset Drive
BOULDER WELLNESS CENTER LLC
Blue Sherbert, Durban Kush , Item #9, Lucky Charms, Square Grouper, Strawberry Banana
BUDDY BOY - Walnut St
Bananaghani, Blue Sherbert, Lucky Charms, Slurricane, Sour Diesel, Strawberry Banana, Super Sour Lemon
Boulder Wellness Center
Banana Kush, OG Sin, Sour Diesel, Strawberry Milk, Sunset Drive
CANNACO
Ice Milk, Milky Weigh, Sour Diesel, Strawberry Banana, Super Sour Lemon, Wookie Fruit
COLORADO HARVEST COMPANY BROADWAY
Bubba Berry, Item #9, Peach Crescendo, Peach Kush, Peking Duck, Sour Melon, Strawberry Banana
COLORADO HARVEST COMPANY KALAMATH
Apple Fritter, Bananaghani, Blue Sherbert, Blue Sherbet, Bubba Berry, Garlic Breath, Gas Tanker, Item #9, Milky Weigh, Peach Kush, Peking Duck, Slurricane, Strawberry Banana, Super Sour Lemon, Tart Pops
COLORADO HARVEST COMPANY YALE
Bananaghani, Bubba Berry, Garlic Breath, Gas Tanker, Gelato 41, Item #9, Lucky Charms, Peach Crescendo, Peach Kush, Peking Duck, Slurricane, Sour Diesel, Sour Melon, Strawberry Banana, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops
Canna Cabinet
Bananaghani, Birthday Cake, Blue Sherbert, Bubba Berry, Durban Kush , Garlic Breath, Gelato 41, Item #9, Lucky Charms, Milky Weigh, OG Sin, Peach Crescendo, Peach Kush, Peking Duck, Slurricane, Sour Diesel, Sour Melon, Square Grouper, Strawberry Banana, Sundae Float, Sunset Drive, Super Sour Lemon, Veritas Cookies
Cherry Peak
Bananaghani, Blue Sherbert, Bubba Berry, Dosidos, Gelato 41, Item #9, Lucky Charms, Milky Weigh, Peach Crescendo, Peach Kush, Slurricane, Sour Diesel, Sour Melon, Strawberry Banana, Super Sour Lemon, Veritas Cookies
Eclipse Cannabis Company
Peach Kush, Peking Duck, Sour Melon, Square Grouper
Elevated
Birthday Cake, Bubba Berry, Peach Kush, Sour Melon, Sueno, Veritas Cookies
Emerald Fields - Glendale
Blue Sherbert, Bubba Berry, Item #9, Lucky Charms, Peach Crescendo, Peach Kush, Peking Duck, Slurricane, Sour Diesel, Super Sour Lemon
Emerald Fields - Manitou
Bananaghani, Blue Sherbert, Bubba Berry, Gas Tanker, Ice Milk, Item #9, Peach Crescendo, Peach Kush, Peking Duck, Purple Papaya Punch, Slurricane, Sour Diesel, Sour Melon, Strawberry Banana, Strawberry Guava, Tart Pops, Veritas Cookies
FREEDOM ROAD
Blue Sherbert, Lucky Charms, Slurricane, Sour Diesel
Freedom Road Garden Main LLC
Blue Sherbert, Lucky Charms, Slurricane, Sour Diesel, Super Sour Lemon
Growlife
Banana Kush, Cherry Diesel, Colorado Cool Aid, Koko Puffs, OG Sin
High Plainz Strains 2
Apple Fritter, Bananaghani, Blue Sherbert, Blue Sherbet, Bubba Berry, Durban Kush , Gelato 41, Ice Milk, Item #9, Lucky Charms, Milky Weigh, Poon Tang Pie, Slurricane, Sour Diesel, Strawberry Banana, Strawberry Milk, Super Sour Lemon, Tart Pops, The Sauce
Higher Grade 38th
Cookies N Cream, Milky Weigh, Strawberry Milk, Tart Pops
Higher Grade Medical (at Galena)
Big Bubba Diesel, Cookies N Cream, Miracle Alien Cookies, Strawberry Milk, Tart Pops
KIND CARE OF COLORADO LLC
Item #9, Peach Kush, Slurricane, Sour Melon, Strawberry Banana
Karma
Birthday Cake, Bubba Berry, Gelato 41, Item #9, Peking Duck, Sour Melon, Sueno, Veritas Cookies
Kinfolk Farms
Gas Tanker, Lucky Charms, Peach Crescendo, Sour Melon, Super Sour Lemon
LIVE GREEN - SHERIDAN
Big Bubba Diesel, Gas Tanker, Item #9, Koko Puffs, Peach Crescendo, Peach Kush, Peking Duck, Slurricane, Sour Diesel, Sour Melon, Sueno
LOVA - Aurora
Item #9, Peach Crescendo, Peking Duck
LOVA - Colfax
Item #9, Peach Crescendo, Peking Duck
LOVA - Edgewater
Item #9, Peach Crescendo, Peking Duck
MAGNOLIA ROAD - Boulder
Apple Fritter, Bananaghani, Blue Sherbert, Blue Sherbet, Bubba Berry, Cookies N Cream, Durban Kush , Gelato 41, Ice Milk, Lucky Charms, Milky Weigh, Peach Kush, Purple Papaya Punch, Slurricane, Sour Diesel, Square Grouper, Strawberry Banana, Strawberry Guava, Super Sour Lemon, Tart Pops, Wookie Fruit
Maikoh Holistics
Milky Weigh, Peach Kush, Slurricane
Makena
Item #9, Milky Weigh, Peach Kush, Sour Melon
NATIVE ROOTS BOULDER
Lucky Charms, Peach Kush, Sour Diesel, Strawberry Banana
NATIVE ROOTS DILLON
Bananaghani, Gelato 41, Lucky Charms, Milky Weigh, Purple Papaya Punch, Slurricane
NATIVE ROOTS EDGEWATER
Birthday Cake, Blue Sherbet, Bubba Berry, Cookies N Cream, Gelato 41, Ice Milk, Strawberry Banana, Super Sour Lemon
NATIVE ROOTS Frisco - rec
Blue Sherbet, Bubba Berry, Cookies N Cream, Gelato 41, Item #9, Peach Kush
NATIVE ROOTS Grant St. REC
Apple Fritter, Bubba Berry, Slurricane, Strawberry Guava, Tart Pops
NATIVE ROOTS LITTLETON
Bubba Berry, Cookies N Cream, Gelato 41, Ice Milk, Peach Kush, Purple Papaya Punch, Square Grouper
NATIVE ROOTS LONGMONT
Bubba Berry, Durban Kush , Gelato 41, Tart Pops
NATIVE ROOTS NORTH DENVER
Big Bubba Diesel, Bubba Berry
NATIVE ROOTS SANTA FE
Bubba Berry, Durban Kush , Gelato 41, Ice Milk, Wookie Fruit
Native Roots Highlands
Bubba Berry, Cookies N Cream, Gelato 41, Ice Milk, Lucky Charms, Strawberry Banana
Native Roots Littleton MED
OG Sin, Strawberry Milk, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops
Native Roots Tower
Bananaghani, Cookies N Cream, Durban Kush , Gelato 41, Milky Weigh, Peach Kush, Purple Papaya Punch, Slurricane, Sour Melon, Square Grouper, Strawberry Banana
Native Roots Trinidad
Bubba Berry, Gelato 41, Milky Weigh, Peach Kush, Slurricane, Square Grouper
OASIS CANNABIS SUPERSTORE (44th)
Bananaghani, Blue Sherbert, Ice Milk, Lucky Charms, Milky Weigh, Peach Crescendo, Peking Duck, Slurricane, Sour Diesel, Strawberry Banana, Super Sour Lemon
OASIS CANNABIS SUPERSTORE (EVANS)
Bananaghani, Blue Sherbert, Ice Milk, Lucky Charms, Milky Weigh, Peach Crescendo, Peking Duck, Slurricane, Sour Diesel, Strawberry Banana, Super Sour Lemon
PIG N' WHISTLE
Item #9, Milky Weigh, Peach Kush, Sour Melon
Pig N' Whistle
Bubba Berry, Item #9, Milky Weigh, Slurricane, Sunset Drive, Veritas Cookies
RJJ Frisco
Big Bubba Diesel, Tart Pops
RJJ Tower
Cookies N Cream, OG Sin, Tart Pops
RJJ Uintah
Banana Kush, OG Sin, Sunset Drive
ROCKY MOUNTAIN - RIDGWAY
Bananaghani, Cherry Punch, Ice Milk, Purple Papaya Punch, Strawberry Banana, Sundae Float, Sunset Drive, Wookie Fruit
ROCKY ROAD AURORA
Blue Sherbet, Bubba Berry, Gas Tanker, Gelato 41, Item #9, Milky Weigh
ROOTS RX BASALT
Sour Melon
ROOTS RX Leadville
Bananaghani, Bubba Berry, Slurricane, Sour Diesel, Sour Melon
Rocky Mountain Cannabis Craig
Bananaghani, Strawberry Banana
Rocky Mountain Cannabis Dinosaur
Bananaghani, Cherry Punch, Purple Papaya Punch, Strawberry Banana, Sundae Float, Sunset Drive, Wookie Fruit
Rocky Mountain Cannabis Trinidad
Gas Tanker, Item #9, Lucky Charms, Peach Crescendo, Slurricane, Sour Diesel, Sour Melon, Strawberry Banana, Sueno, Tart Pops
Rocky Road Remedies Thornton
Birthday Cake, Blue Sherbet, Bubba Berry, Cookies N Cream, Gas Tanker, Gelato 41, Ice Milk, Item #9, Milky Weigh, Peach Crescendo, Peach Kush, Sour Melon, Sueno, Veritas Cookies, Wookie Fruit
Roots RX Aspen
Bubba Berry, Slurricane, Sour Melon
SIMPLY PURE
Peach Kush, Sour Diesel, Sour Melon, Strawberry Banana, Super Sour Lemon, Tart Pops
SOLACE MEDS LLC - FC
Bubba Berry, Cookies N Cream, Ice Milk, Item #9, Peach Crescendo, Peking Duck, Sour Melon
Solace Meds - WR
Bubba Berry, Ice Milk, Item #9, Peach Crescendo, Peking Duck, Sour Melon, Tart Pops
Solace Meds Broadway
Bubba Berry, Ice Milk, Peach Crescendo, Peking Duck
Solace Meds Colfax
Gelato 41, Ice Milk, Peach Crescendo, Peking Duck
Solace Meds FOCO Medical
Big Bubba Diesel, Cookies N Cream, Garlic Breath, OG Sin, Sueno, Sunset Drive
Standing Akimbo
Apple Fritter, Bubba Berry, Garlic Breath, Gas Tanker, Milky Weigh, Slurricane, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops
Steel City Meds
Big Bubba Diesel, OG Sin, Sunset Drive
THE FARM
Bubba Berry, Milky Weigh, Slurricane, Tart Pops

September 23, 2021

Delivering on the promises of cannabis

As science’s understanding of cannabis evolves, commercial products are now targeting specific health and wellness goals By Will Brendza - September 23, 2021

Cannabis has always made big promises as a medicinal supplement: pain relief, reduced anxiety, increased appetites, better moods, sharper focus, and surer sleep. But for a long time, knowing what specific strains could offer which of those benefits was the only way to shop by effect. For a clear, focused high, you’d ask your dealer or budtender for something like Sour Diesel or Black Jack; if you needed a strain that would make you ravenously hungry, you’d seek out something like Lemon Kush or Head Cheese; and for issues falling asleep, you’d maybe ask around to find Hundu Kush or some equivalent. 

It wasn’t an exact science, but there was a science behind it. Different terpenes and cannabinoid varieties specific to those strains were working together, in concert, enhancing one another’s unique properties: the ballyhooed “entourage effect” at work.  

Now, in the era of commercial cannabis, companies are cracking the code behind that chemical phenomenon and fine-tuning it to create products with distinct properties: cannabis products specifically for working out, or for stimulating the appetite, focusing creatively, or for falling fast asleep. 

It’s the whole idea behind Wana’s new Optimals line, according to Mike Hennesy, the vice president of solutions at Wana. 

“Not everybody understands what strains and what formulations are going to be right for them,” Hennesy says. “So, Wana Optimals was designed to achieve different health and wellness goals for consumers by formulating them in [a specific] way.”

The Fast Asleep gummy is the first product launched in this new line of cannabis creations, and one among many in an industry-wide push to make and market products that are optimized for a specific purpose, like sleep. Steve’s Goods offers CBG isolate PM gummies and CBN AM gummies. Stratos offers a line of emulsion tinctures sold as “Energy” (1:1 CBD/sativa THC), “Relax” (1:1  CBD/sativa and indica THC), and “Sleep” (1:1 CBD/indica THC). And Veritas Fine Cannabis has even started detailing each of their flower strain’s terpene profiles and specific effects on their labels (read: “All About Those Terpenes,” Boulder Weekly 5/27/21).

What’s different about Wana’s new Fast Asleep gummies, though, is their cocktail content of different terpenes, cannabinoids and hormones. According to Hennesy, they used both scientific data and consumer feedback to chemically craft the ideal cannabis sleep-aid gummy. 


“The newest research shows that higher doses of CBD can be sedating and relaxing, while lower doses of CBD can end up being alerting and awakening.” So they wanted to make sure to use a higher dose of CBD, Henessy explains. “Interestingly, THC is sedating, however, if you take too much, it can actually damage REM sleep.”

The key then, he says, was to use a high dose of CBD and a low dose of THC. But they didn’t stop there–they took the entourage effect one, perhaps even two steps further: adding CBN and CBG (two lesser-known cannabinoids) to the mixture to help alleviate the two most common sources of insomnia and sleeplessness.

“CBN has been shown to be pain-relieving, and CBN has shown to be stress-relieving,” Hennesy says, citing a Johns Hopkins study that identified those as the most widespread causes of sleeplessness. “And again, when taken with CBD, they work in this ‘entourage effect’ where they’re [more potent] together than each individually.”

The Fast Asleep gummies also contain over 30 different specialized terpenes in the formula. 

And the final ingredient they added was melatonin—a hormone that naturally helps regulate a person’s sleep, and is the most widely-used over-the-counter sleep aid in the country. But melatonin is not without its own critics. 

“There’s some criticism because [melatonin] can lead to grogginess and some other side effects the next morning,” he says. The reason is most over-the-counter melatonin products include five to 10, even 20 milligrams of the hormone. “Our research has shown that to be too high of a dose to be used effectively. Especially alongside cannabis.”

The end result of all this is a gummy that contains 10mg CBD (for calming and relaxing effects), 2mg CBN (which can lower stress, relieve tension, and alleviate physical discomfort), 2mg CBG (for its relaxing and anti-inflammatory effects), 2mg THC (which works with the CBD to help regulate the body’s circadian rhythm), and just 1mg of melatonin to top it all off.

“Paired with the cannabinoids, I really think it just helps the product be that much more functional,” Hennesy says. 

The Wana Optimal Fast Asleep gummies are just one cannabis product in a new wave that will likely change how consumers view and use cannabis. No longer is cannabis going to be relegated as some unwieldy medicinal flower, or an inconsistent edible—going forward, people will be able to use cannabis as a functional dietary and medicinal supplement that can be used to achieve a variety of very specific goals. 

“What we were trying to do with the Optimal line is simplify things for the consumer,” Henessy says. “We’ve heard that [cannabis] helps with anxiety, that it helps us sleep, and it has so many good benefits for different individuals. We’re trying to deliver on the promises of cannabis.”