SOLACE MEDS LLC – FC:  

Cheetah Piss,  Headband Kush,  Honey Bun,  Item #9,  Lemon Pepper,  Sticky Buns

Higher Grade Medical (at Galena):  

Cherry Diesel,  Layer Cake,  Sunset Drive

Golden Meds Bryant St:  

Cherry Diesel,  GG #4

5280 Weedery:  

Cherry Diesel,  GG #4,  Layer Cake,  Sour Diesel,  Sueño

Tumbleweed Debeque:  

Headband Kush,  Lemon Pepper,  Milky Weigh

SILVERPEAK APOTHECARY:  

Biker OZ,  Headband Kush,  Honey Bun,  Item #9,  Sticky Buns

Trill Alternatives:  

Cheetah Piss,  Cherry Diesel,  GG #4,  Grape OZ,  Honey Bun,  Sticky Buns,  Sueño

Higher Grade 38th:  

Cherry Diesel,  Grape OZ,  Sour Diesel,  Sunset Drive

Nature’s Herbs & Wellness:  

Cherry Hills,  GG #4,  LA Kush Cake,  Purple Papaya Punch,  Sunset Animal,  Tart Pops

ROOTS RX Leadville:  

Item #9,  Lemon Pepper

PIG N’ WHISTLE:  

Cheetah Piss,  Honey Bun,  Lemon Pepper,  Sticky Buns

Emerald Fields – Glendale:  

Biker OZ,  Cheetah Piss,  Honey Bun,  Lemon Pepper,  Sticky Buns,  Super Sour Lemon

Wolf Pac Cannabis Federal:  

Cheetah Piss,  Item #9,  Lemon Pepper,  Strawberries N Cream,  Sunset Drive

NATIVE ROOTS Frisco – rec:  

Biker OZ,  Headband Kush,  Item #9,  Koko Puffs,  Sage N Sour,  Sundae Float,  Super Sour Lemon

NATIVE ROOTS LITTLETON:  

Biker OZ,  Headband Kush,  Item #9,  Koko Puffs,  Sage N Sour,  Scooby Snax,  Super Sour Lemon

Native Roots Littleton MED:  

Cherry Diesel,  GG #4,  Sueño

LOVA – Downtown:  

Item #9

ROOTS RX GUNNISON:  

Headband Kush,  Lemon Pepper

LOVA – Edgewater:  

Item #9

LOVA – Colfax:  

Item #9

RJJ Academy:  

Cherry Diesel,  Super Sour Lemon

NATIVE ROOTS Grant St. REC:  

Biker OZ,  Headband Kush,  Item #9,  Sage N Sour

Solace Meds – WR:  

Biker OZ,  Item #9

ROOTS RX EDWARDS:  

Headband Kush,  Lemon Pepper

Tumbleweed Edwards:  

Colorado Cool-aid,  Headband Kush,  Lemon Pepper

Tumbleweed – Steamboat:  

Item #9

Natures Herbs & Wellness:  

Cherry Diesel,  GG #4,  Grape OZ,  Layer Cake,  Sueño,  Sunset Drive,  Super Sour Lemon

Native Roots Longmont:  

GG #4

Tumbleweed – Eagle:  

Lemon Pepper,  Strawberries N Cream

Wolf Pac – Pueblo West:  

Cheetah Piss

Native Roots Vail MED:  

GG #4,  Grape OZ

OASIS CANNABIS SUPERSTORE (44th):  

Honey Bun,  Item #9,  Sticky Buns,  Sunset Drive

ROOTS RX EAGLE/VAIL:  

Cheetah Piss,  Honey Bun,  Lemon Pepper

NATIVE ROOTS BOULDER:  

Sage N Sour

NATIVE ROOTS LONGMONT:  

Biker OZ,  Headband Kush,  Item #9,  Sage N Sour,  Scooby Snax,  Super Sour Lemon

Tumbleweed Carbondale:  

Cheetah Piss,  Item #9,  Lemon Pepper

Golden Meds – Sante Fe:  

Cheetah Piss,  Honey Bun,  Item #9,  Lemon Pepper,  Milky Weigh,  Sticky Buns,  Sunset Drive

LUCY SKY DISPENSARY:  

Cheetah Piss,  Lemon Pepper

The Dab by Silverpeak – Downtown:  

Headband Kush,  Scooby Snax,  Sundae Float

NATIVE ROOTS DILLON:  

Headband Kush,  Item #9,  Sage N Sour,  Super Sour Lemon

Makena Dispensary:  

Cherry Diesel,  GG #4,  Layer Cake,  Sunset Drive,  Super Sour Lemon

Native Roots Trinidad:  

Biker OZ,  Headband Kush,  Item #9,  Sage N Sour,  Scooby Snax,  Super Sour Lemon

NATIVE ROOTS EDGEWATER:  

Headband Kush,  Item #9,  Koko Puffs,  Sage N Sour,  Super Sour Lemon

NATIVE ROOTS NORTH DENVER:  

Headband Kush

RJJ Tejon:  

Sour Diesel

Solace Meds Colfax:  

Item #9,  Super Sour Lemon

ROOTS RX BASALT:  

Cheetah Piss,  Honey Bun,  Lemon Pepper

MAGNOLIA ROAD – Boulder:  

Sage N Sour,  Sunset Drive

Standing Akimbo:  

Cherry Diesel,  GG #4,  Layer Cake

NATIVE ROOTS SANTA FE:  

Biker OZ,  Headband Kush,  Item #9,  Sage N Sour,  Scooby Snax,  Super Sour Lemon

Growlife:  

Cherry Diesel,  GG #4,  Grape OZ,  Layer Cake,  Sueño

NATIVE ROOTS ASPEN:  

Headband Kush,  Item #9,  Sage N Sour

Twin Peaks Dispensary:  

Honey Bun,  Sticky Buns

Native Roots Austin Bluffs MED:  

GG #4,  Grape OZ,  Layer Cake

OASIS CANNABIS SUPERSTORE (EVANS):  

Honey Bun,  Item #9,  Sticky Buns,  Sunset Drive

BACKCOUNTRY CANNABIS COMPANY:  

Cherry Hills,  GG #4,  Item #9,  Lucky Charms,  Sage N Sour,  Tart Pops

Native Roots Grant Street (Medical):  

Sour Diesel,  Super Sour Lemon

Boulder Wellness Center:  

GG #4,  Layer Cake

Rollup:  

Honey Bun,  Sticky Buns

Reefer Madness Dispensary:  

Cherry Diesel,  GG #4,  Layer Cake

Roots RX Aspen:  

Headband Kush,  Lemon Pepper

The Dab By Silverpeak – Alameda:  

Colorado Cool-aid,  Item #9

LA CASA CANNA BIS INC:  

Honey Bun,  Sticky Buns

KIND CARE OF COLORADO LLC:  

Cheetah Piss,  Headband Kush,  Honey Bun,  Item #9,  Sticky Buns

COLORADO HARVEST COMPANY KALAMATH:  

Cherry Hills,  Item #9

Solace Meds Broadway:  

Item #9,  Super Sour Lemon

A Cut Above – Springs med:  

Cherry Diesel,  GG #4,  Layer Cake

Native Roots Highlands:  

Biker OZ,  Headband Kush,  Item #9,  Koko Puffs,  Sage N Sour,  Scooby Snax

Eclipse Cannabis Company:  

Cheetah Piss,  Colorado Cool-aid,  Lemon Pepper,  Sunset Drive

RJJ Edgewater:  

Cherry Diesel,  GG #4,  Sueño

Native Roots Colorado:  

Headband Kush,  Item #9,  Sage N Sour,  Super Sour Lemon

GREEN WORLD EXPRESS:  

Honey Bun,  Lemon Pepper,  Sticky Buns

A Cut Above – med Denver:  

Cherry Diesel,  GG #4,  Layer Cake,  Sour Diesel

Emerald Fields – Manitou:  

Biker OZ,  Cheetah Piss,  Honey Bun,  Lemon Pepper,  Sticky Buns,  Sunset Drive,  Super Sour Lemon

Zengolds LLC Longmont:  

Item #9,  Sage N Sour

RJJ Tower:  

Grape OZ,  Super Sour Lemon

January 6, 2021

New Year’s Resolutions for Colorado’s Cannabis Industry

HERBERT FUEGOJANUARY 5, 2021 12:14PMA Wildfower Farms employee tends to cannabis plants on a July afternoon during the COVID-19 pandemic.

EXPAND A Wildfower Farms employee tends to cannabis plants on a July afternoon during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jacqueline Collins

Colorado's cannabis industry evolved and expanded in 2020, with dispensaries making sales records during the COVID-19 pandemic and local communities opting into new forms of marijuana businesses. But there's still work to be done: Many communities are moving very slowly in approving those new businesses, and industry practices could use an update.

As we move into a new year, here are seven resolutions to improve Colorado cannabis:

Cannabis crime expungement

Last year, Colorado lawmakers were on the hot seat for doing little to repair the harms done by the War on Drugs since rec sales started in 2014, when other states newer to the game had included expungement in their legalization language. The Colorado Legislature began to address the issue by approving a bill that gives the governor the right to expunge low-level marijuana possession crimes (on the last day of the 2020 session, no less), and Governor Jared Polis did eventually use that power, automatically pardoning 2,732 low-level marijuana possession convictions on October 1. More can and should be done, though.https://www.hub.fdncms.com/gyrobase/Responsive/Components/Content/TopStoriesVideo?cb=1dba8129&key=548504fd9e87b4314a5a619a07603de0&req=iframe&vrd=null&vri=2

For starters, the pardons Polis issued could only apply to convictions handed down in state, not municipal, courts, hence the relatively small number of records cleared in Colorado, compared to other city and state efforts in California and Illinois. Colorado's number would also have been higher had Polis used his full power. Instead of pardoning those convicted of pot possession of up to 2 ounces (the limit for medical marijuana in Colorado), he chose to clear possession charges of up to 1 ounce, citing the state's current recreational possession limit — but in the immortal words of McConaughey, "Be a lot cooler if you did."

Dry weed

This could be a double-edged sword for Colorado cannabis. The state's arid climate isn't made for achieving perfect marijuana moisture, and trying to retroactively add humidity to flower (or maintain it post-harvest) can create mold problems. And none of that excuses some of the dried turds I've been receiving from dispensaries. Half of the nugs I bought from pot shops in 2020 disintegrated on contact. Not only does that mean that every bowl is going to suck after the first hit scorches the earth, but the dryness also affects the smell, flavor and potency. Colorado weed may always be a little drier than the rest, but we can still do better.

Delivery, Hospitality...NOW!

If it feels like you've been reading about pending marijuana delivery and hospitality businesses forever, it's because you have. Despite becoming legal in Colorado in 2020, both delivery and hospitality businesses gained little ground with local governments, which must opt into the programs first. Obviously, the COVID-19 pandemic blocked some of that progress last year, but local and state officials managed to allow booze in to-go cups fast enough. Now, with dwindling budgets amid a struggling economy, more municipalities are getting interested, and we're likely to see more adopt delivery and hospitality in 2021.

Consistent prices

Is it time to give up hope on legal weed maintaining the same price tag for longer than three months? Or is that the literal price we have to pay for a local crop? If the latter, fine, but that's still no excuse for the fluctuation we've seen in marijuana prices since retail legalization. According to the state Department of Revenue, the average price per pound of flower reached a four-year high by the end of 2020, up nearly 25 percent from the start of 2020 and nearly 55 percent higher than the beginning of 2019. All of those numbers mean higher prices at the dispensary, which we consistently saw last year. Now that cannabis suppliers have had time to get used to heightened demand during the pandemic, perhaps prices go back down in 2021. Just don't expect them to stay there.

Easier shopping

This is a first-world problem, but anyone who's spent 45 minutes waiting in line at the pot shop just to buy a couple of pre-rolls or weekly gram of hash will understand. Because of state laws, dispensaries must keep their products for sale behind the counter or glass, so that people can’t grab products and throw them down at the cash register — and this is after getting your ID checked in a waiting room or separate area of the store. This causes a lot of lines, especially if a tourist or first-timer is yapping away at the budtender, who's probably hoping to get a nice tip for their help. Let them do that, while those of us who know what we want keep moving. This won't happen for a while — imagine the hysteria of marijuana shoplifters — but it sure is needed.

Collaboration

The marijuana industry could learn a few things from craft brewing, including how to treat its employees, but maybe an easier sell would be more collaboration projects among competitors. Too bad every marijuana business owner thinks they have some magical elixir or technique that can't be shared, and barely any growers or extractors want to work with their respective counterparts. We've had enough time to at least recognize trustworthy peers in legal cannabis, despite the network of shady characters who are still trying to make a quick buck — so why not learn from each other while joining forces every once in a while and let us stoners try out the creation? Collaborative cultivation, breeding or extraction projects between some of Colorado's best would be a sign of evolution, both in industry and culture.

More phenotypes

Most growers avoid ever-changing marijuana characteristics by cloning a favorite strain to achieve more consistency, but those breeding new cultivars typically start from seed, assign numbers for the strain phenotypes, and then choose their favorite to be grown commercially. (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.) But instead of letting us trying just one, why not sell all three and let the customers pick?

Wholesale cultivation Veritas Fine Cannabis actually started doing that in 2020, selling collector boxes with three different phenotypes of the same strain and polling customers for their favorite. KrystaLeaves and Den-Rec sell numerous phenotypes of the same strain, too, offering five or six versions of their favorite cuts for customers to try. Let's hope that trend gains more momentum this year.