COLORADO HARVEST COMPANY KALAMATH:  

Grape OZ,  Item #9

Solace Meds – WR:  

Biker OZ,  Grape OZ,  Ice Cream Cake

NATIVE ROOTS ASPEN:  

Ice Cream Cake

5280 Weedery:  

GG #4,  Papaya Cake

Herbal Healing:  

The Peaceful Choice:  

GG #4,  Papaya Cake,  Sueño

Golden Meds – Sante Fe:  

Bananaghani,  Cake Mix,  Cheetah Piss,  Grape OZ,  Ice Cream Cake

Solace Meds Broadway:  

Grape OZ,  Ice Cream Cake

COLORADO HARVEST COMPANY BROADWAY:  

Grape OZ,  Item #9

THE TUMBLEWEED DISPENSARY Parachute:  

Ice Cream Cake,  Tractor Beam

Higher Grade 38th:  

GG #4

RJJ Frisco:  

GG #4,  Papaya Cake,  Sage N Sour

Native Roots Trinidad:  

Bananaghani,  Biker OZ,  Dosidos,  Grape OZ,  Ice Cream Cake,  Item #9,  LA Kush Cake,  The Sauce

THE JOINT BY CANNABIS:  

Ice Cream Cake,  Item #9,  The Sauce

RJJ Tower:  

GG #4,  Papaya Cake,  Sage N Sour

Tumbleweed Carbondale:  

Grape OZ,  Tractor Beam

MMJ AMERICA UPTOWN:  

Biker OZ,  Grape OZ,  Ice Cream Cake

Rocky Mountain Blaze:  

Ice Cream Cake,  Item #9,  The Sauce,  White 99

Tumbleweed Debeque:  

Ice Cream Cake,  Item #9

Wolf Pac – Pueblo West:  

Biker OZ,  Grape OZ

The Dab by Silverpeak – Downtown:  

Bananaghani,  Item #9,  LA Kush Cake

The Dab By Silverpeak – Courtesy Rd.:  

Bananaghani,  Item #9,  LA Kush Cake

Eclipse Cannabis Company:  

Biker OZ,  Blanco,  Cake Mix,  Cheetah Piss,  Grape OZ,  Ice Cream Cake,  Item #9

Tumbleweed – Steamboat:  

Biker OZ,  Item #9

Tumbleweed Frisco:  

Bananaghani,  Biker OZ

BACKCOUNTRY CANNABIS COMPANY:  

Bananaghani,  Dosidos,  Headband Kush,  Item #9,  Purple Papaya Punch,  White 99

The Dab By Silverpeak – Dillon Rd:  

Bananaghani,  Item #9,  The Sauce

A Cut Above – rec:  

Bananaghani,  Biker OZ,  Blanco,  Cake Mix,  Item #9,  Sage N Sour,  Tractor Beam

COLORADO BEST BUDZ LLC:  

Biker OZ,  Cake Mix,  Item #9,  Purple Papaya Punch,  The Sauce,  White 99

Tumbleweed Edwards:  

Item #9,  Tractor Beam

NATIVE ROOTS Grant St. REC:  

Bananaghani,  Biker OZ,  Dosidos

GROUNDSWELL:  

Biker OZ,  Grape OZ,  Ice Cream Cake

LIVE GREEN – SHERIDAN:  

Grape OZ,  Ice Cream Cake,  The Sauce,  White 99

Trill Alternatives:  

Biker OZ,  Blanco,  Cake Mix,  Grape OZ,  Ice Cream Cake,  Item #9

NATIVE ROOTS SANTA FE:  

Bananaghani,  Biker OZ,  Dosidos,  Grape OZ,  Ice Cream Cake,  Item #9

The Dispo (REC):  

Grape OZ,  Ice Cream Cake,  White 99

Higher Grade Medical (at Galena):  

GG #4,  Papaya Cake

NORTHERN LIGHTS CANNABIS CO.:  

Bananaghani,  Biker OZ,  Grape OZ

COLORADO HARVEST COMPANY YALE:  

Grape OZ,  Item #9

Rollup:  

The Sauce,  Tractor Beam

Solace Meds Colfax:  

Bananaghani,  Biker OZ,  Grape OZ

NATIVE ROOTS EDGEWATER:  

Biker OZ,  Grape OZ,  Ice Cream Cake,  Item #9

Native Roots Highlands:  

Biker OZ,  Dosidos,  Grape OZ,  Ice Cream Cake,  Item #9

NATIVE ROOTS NORTH DENVER:  

Ice Cream Cake

Native Roots Colorado:  

Ice Cream Cake,  Item #9

NATIVE ROOTS LITTLETON:  

Bananaghani,  Biker OZ,  Dosidos,  Grape OZ,  Ice Cream Cake,  Item #9,  Sage N Sour,  The Sauce

Native Roots Littleton MED:  

GG #4,  Papaya Cake,  Sage N Sour

NATIVE ROOTS DILLON:  

Ice Cream Cake,  Item #9

NATIVE ROOTS LONGMONT:  

Bananaghani,  Biker OZ,  Dosidos,  Grape OZ,  Ice Cream Cake,  Item #9

Dabbington LLC:  

Blanco,  Cake Mix

Standing Akimbo:  

Sueño

KIND CARE OF COLORADO LLC:  

Bananaghani,  Biker OZ,  Blanco,  Cake Mix,  Ice Cream Cake

Nature’s Herbs & Wellness – Distribution Center (Flower only):  

Blanco,  Cake Mix,  Headband Kush,  Item #9,  Purple Papaya Punch,  White 99

PIG N’ WHISTLE:  

Biker OZ,  Ice Cream Cake,  Item #9

Mile High Dispensary – MED:  

GG #4

Natures Kiss:  

Bananaghani,  Ice Cream Cake,  Item #9

SOLACE MEDS LLC – FC:  

Ice Cream Cake,  Item #9,  The Sauce

CANNACO:  

Bananaghani,  Item #9,  The Sauce

NATIVE ROOTS VAIL:  

Bananaghani,  Biker OZ,  Grape OZ,  Ice Cream Cake

NATIVE ROOTS Frisco – rec:  

Biker OZ,  Dosidos,  Grape OZ,  Ice Cream Cake,  Item #9

Wolf Pac Cannabis Federal:  

Biker OZ,  Blanco,  Cake Mix,  Cheetah Piss,  Grape OZ,  Ice Cream Cake,  Item #9

Boulder Wellness Center:  

GG #4,  Papaya Cake,  Sueño

September 29, 2020

Help a Weed Grower Choose New Strains — by Smoking Them

Written by: THOMAS MITCHELL

Veritas Fine Cannabis wants to give consumers a peek inside its grow through a new series of marijuana phenotypes.Veritas Fine Cannabis wants to give consumers a peek inside its grow through a new series of marijuana phenotypes. Scott Lentz

What if we told you that all marijuana strains that share a name are not actually one and the same?

This isn't really a secret in the worlds of marijuana and botany, where the same plant seeds can produce different phenotypes or varying traits that result from genetics interacting with a surrounding environment. But the trials of choosing phenotypes, or "pheno hunts," are usually private, unknown to the public.

Most cultivations avoid ever-changing marijuana characteristics by cloning a favorite strain to achieve more consistency, but those growing and breeding new cultivars typically start from seed, assign numbers for the strain phenotypes, and then choose their favorite to be grown commercially and possibly cloned for future harvests. So, for example, if a breeder had three phenotypes of Purple Kush, they'd be labeled Purple Kush #1, Purple Kush #2 and Purple Kush #3. Occasionally breeders will leave the pheno number attached to the name to signify differences from the original strain, like Gorilla Glue #4 or Northern Lights #5.

Some local dispensaries, such as KrystaLeaves and Den-Rec, sell numerous phenotypes of the same strain, offering five or six versions of their favorite cuts for their customers to try. Now Veritas Fine Cannabis, a branded wholesale cultivation, is taking a more formal approach, enlisting you, the consumer, as a middleman to help pick one of three phenotypes for future statewide strain drops.

"When we work in the garden, there's a real disconnect between the decisions we make, our opinions and our preferences and what the general public might do," explains Veritas grower Andrew Mahon. "Pheno hunts usually come down to what those guys in the grow decide, so the intent here is to open up that process."

As part of the new Veritas Pheno Hunt series, a limited number of boxes that feature a gram of three different phenotypes of a strain (and a grinder, lighter and joint papers) will be available to curious consumers. The guinea pigs try them, then vote for their favorite phenotype online, with the winning cut becoming a regular in Veritas's more widely available rotation of strains.

Mahon thinks that many consumers could have different flavor preferences from those of growers, who tend to lean toward more classic cannabis attributes of Kush strains, which carry more earthy, skunky flavors. Meanwhile, new or novice users flock toward strains that taste more like fruits or pastries than weed.

"Within a given strain, we don't know which flavors the public would want in terms of potency and effect," he says. "In general, those who I work with have a little more of an experienced palate and tend to go more old-school — more of the Kushy flavors, [but] it always surprises me how popular some of the fruity flavors are with people."

The first hunt will feature phenotypes of LA Kush Cake, a hybrid of Kush Mints and Wedding Cake. Future Pheno Hunts will feature Tart Pops, a potent mix of Skunk, Tangie, Zkittles and Purple Punch, with Mahon keeping his eye on more classic varieties as well, to see if consumers will come back around to older, more original strains. However, it's all about jumping in at the right time.

"I think the industry gets bored and is constantly looking for something new," Mahon says. "Can these strains survive that lull when people stop being interested in it? With that in mind, I'm actively trying to chase down some old-school genetics. There's a market for things that people haven't seen in a long time: Island Sweet Skunk, Acapulco Gold, Durban Poison."

The first Veritas Pheno Hunt collections will be available Thursday, September 10, and carry a suggested retail price of $55; dispensaries carrying the boxes can be found on the Veritas website and Instagram account.

Source: https://www.westword.com/marijuana/marijuana-grower-wants-dispensary-customers-vote-strain-phenotypes-11792618