DOCTORS ORDERS:  

Blanco,  Cheetah Piss,  Georgia Pie,  Lemon Pepper

Native Roots Highlands:  

Grape OZ,  Sherb Crasher,  The Sauce

NATIVE ROOTS LONGMONT:  

Grape OZ,  Scooby Snax,  Sherb Crasher,  Sueño,  Tart Pops

Green Cross of Cherry Creek – REC:  

Blanco,  Cheetah Piss,  Georgia Pie

SIMPLY PURE:  

Sherb Crasher

Buddy Boy – S. Federal:  

Amarelo,  Bananaghani,  Biker OZ,  Sherb Crasher,  Tart Pops,  The Sauce

Emerald Fields – Glendale:  

Blanco,  Georgia Pie

LIVE GREEN – SHERIDAN:  

Bananaghani,  Sherb Crasher,  Tart Pops,  The Sauce,  Yuk Mouth

SOLACE MEDS LLC – FC:  

Blanco,  Cake Mix,  Georgia Pie,  Project 4510

Golden Meds – Sante Fe:  

Blanco,  Cake Mix,  Cheetah Piss,  Georgia Pie,  Project 4510,  Honey Bun,  Lemon Pepper,  Pancakes,  Sticky Buns

Native Roots Vail MED:  

GG #4,  The Sauce

NATIVE ROOTS SANTA FE:  

Amarelo,  Grape OZ,  Scooby Snax,  Sherb Crasher,  Sueño,  Tart Pops,  The Sauce,  Yuk Mouth

A Cut Above – Springs med:  

Amarelo,  Cherry Diesel,  Garlic Breath,  GG #4,  Milky Weigh,  Purple Papaya Punch,  Sage N Sour,  Sueño

Native Roots Trinidad:  

Blanco,  Cheetah Piss,  Georgia Pie,  Lemon Pepper,  Pancakes

Solace Meds Colfax:  

Sherb Crasher,  Tart Pops

OASIS CANNABIS SUPERSTORE (44th):  

Blanco,  Cake Mix,  Cheetah Piss,  Georgia Pie,  Project 4510,  Pancakes

PIG N’ WHISTLE:  

Lemon Pepper

Zengolds LLC Longmont:  

Sherb Crasher

Twin Peaks Dispensary:  

Blanco,  Cheetah Piss,  Georgia Pie,  Pancakes

Cherry Peak:  

Lemon Pepper

Blue Heron:  

Blanco

LOVA – Colfax:  

Blanco,  Cheetah Piss,  Georgia Pie

BUDDY BOY – York St:  

Biker OZ,  Scooby Snax,  Sherb Crasher,  Tart Pops,  The Sauce

MOUNTAIN MEDICINIALS RETAIL CENTER:  

Cherry Hills,  Colorado Cool-aid,  Sage N Sour,  Scooby Snax,  Sunset Drive,  Tart Pops,  The Sauce

Higher Grade 38th:  

Amarelo,  Colorado Cool-aid

Higher Grade Medical (at Galena):  

Amarelo,  Colorado Cool-aid

LA CASA CANNA BIS INC:  

Blanco,  Cake Mix,  Cheetah Piss,  Georgia Pie,  Lemon Pepper,  Pancakes

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

Blanco,  Cake Mix,  Cheetah Piss,  Georgia Pie,  Project 4510,  Pancakes,  Sticky Buns

COLORADO HARVEST COMPANY KALAMATH:  

Amarelo,  The Sauce

LOVA – Downtown:  

Blanco,  Cheetah Piss,  Georgia Pie

Natures Kiss:  

Blanco,  Cheetah Piss,  Georgia Pie,  Lemon Pepper

Reefer Madness Dispensary:  

Cherry Diesel,  GG #4,  Sage N Sour,  Sueño

THE TUMBLEWEED DISPENSARY Parachute:  

Cheetah Piss,  Honey Bun,  Lemon Pepper

COLORADO HARVEST COMPANY YALE:  

Blanco,  Cake Mix,  Cheetah Piss,  Georgia Pie,  Project 4510,  Lemon Pepper,  Pancakes

THE JOINT BY CANNABIS:  

Blanco,  Cheetah Piss,  Georgia Pie,  Project 4510,  Lemon Pepper,  Pancakes

Verts:  

Sage N Sour

Kinfolk Farms:  

Blanco,  Cheetah Piss,  Georgia Pie

BACKCOUNTRY CANNABIS COMPANY:  

Sage N Sour,  Sour Diesel,  Sueño,  Tart Pops,  The Sauce,  Tractor Beam

COLORADO BEST BUDZ LLC:  

Blanco,  Cake Mix,  Cheetah Piss,  Georgia Pie,  Project 4510,  Honey Bun,  Lemon Pepper,  Pancakes

NATIVE ROOTS Grant St. REC:  

Grape OZ,  Sherb Crasher,  Sueño,  Tart Pops,  The Sauce

NATIVE ROOTS Frisco – rec:  

Blanco,  Cheetah Piss,  Georgia Pie,  Lemon Pepper,  Pancakes

Solace Meds FOCO Medical:  

Amarelo,  GG #4,  Sage N Sour,  Scooby Snax,  The Sauce

OASIS CANNABIS SUPERSTORE (EVANS):  

Blanco,  Cake Mix,  Cheetah Piss,  Georgia Pie,  Project 4510,  Pancakes

NATIVE ROOTS LITTLETON:  

Blanco

Tumbleweed Debeque:  

Cheetah Piss,  Project 4510,  Honey Bun

Solace Meds – WR:  

Scooby Snax,  The Sauce

Tumbleweed Carbondale:  

Bananaghani,  Cherry Hills,  Sage N Sour,  Scooby Snax,  Tart Pops,  The Sauce

NATIVE ROOTS NORTH DENVER:  

Sherb Crasher,  Tart Pops

NATIVE ROOTS DILLON:  

Grape OZ,  Scooby Snax,  Sherb Crasher,  Tart Pops,  The Sauce

Higher Grade REC:  

Blanco,  Cake Mix,  Georgia Pie,  Project 4510

Rocky Mountain Cannabis Naturita:  

Bananaghani,  Colorado Cool-aid,  Scooby Snax,  Tart Pops,  The Sauce

NATIVE ROOTS EDGEWATER:  

Grape OZ,  Scooby Snax,  Sherb Crasher,  Tart Pops,  The Sauce

Native Roots Littleton MED:  

Amarelo,  Sage N Sour,  Scooby Snax,  Strawberries N Cream,  The Sauce

RJJ Edgewater:  

Koko Puffs,  Scooby Snax,  The Sauce

LOVA – Aurora:  

Blanco,  Cheetah Piss,  Georgia Pie

KIND CARE OF COLORADO LLC:  

Blanco,  Cheetah Piss,  Georgia Pie,  Pancakes

Native Roots Tower:  

Blanco,  Cheetah Piss,  Georgia Pie,  Lemon Pepper,  Pancakes

Rocky Mountain Blaze:  

Blanco,  Cake Mix,  Cheetah Piss,  Georgia Pie,  Project 4510,  Pancakes

NATIVE ROOTS VAIL:  

Amarelo,  Grape OZ,  Scooby Snax,  Sherb Crasher,  Sueño,  Tart Pops,  The Sauce,  Yuk Mouth

Dabbington LLC:  

Blanco,  Cheetah Piss,  Georgia Pie,  Pancakes

Wolf Pac Cannabis Federal:  

Blanco,  Cake Mix,  Cheetah Piss,  Georgia Pie,  Project 4510,  Pancakes

Native Roots Austin Bluffs MED:  

Amarelo,  Koko Puffs

COLORADO HARVEST COMPANY BROADWAY:  

Amarelo,  Bananaghani,  Item #9,  Tart Pops,  The Sauce,  Yuk Mouth

Buddy Boy – N. Federal:  

Bananaghani,  Tart Pops,  The Sauce

Solace Meds Broadway:  

Sour Diesel,  Sueño

Standing Akimbo:  

Amarelo,  Colorado Cool-aid,  GG #4,  Sage N Sour

Eclipse Cannabis Company:  

Sherb Crasher,  Yuk Mouth

Native Roots Longmont:  

Amarelo,  Scooby Snax

Native Roots Colorado:  

Grape OZ,  Sherb Crasher,  Tart Pops,  The Sauce

NATIVE ROOTS BOULDER:  

Grape OZ

The Underground Station:  

Blanco,  Cheetah Piss,  Georgia Pie,  Lemon Pepper

Emerald Fields – Manitou:  

Blanco,  Cake Mix,  Cheetah Piss,  Georgia Pie,  Project 4510,  Honey Bun,  Lemon Pepper,  Pancakes

Tumbleweed – Steamboat:  

Cheetah Piss,  Lemon Pepper

Golden Meds Bryant St:  

GG #4,  Sage N Sour

Tumbleweed – Eagle:  

Sherb Crasher,  Strawberry Milk

GREEN WORLD EXPRESS:  

Blanco,  Cake Mix,  Cheetah Piss,  Georgia Pie,  Lemon Pepper,  Pancakes

A Cut Above – rec:  

Blanco,  Cake Mix,  Cheetah Piss,  Georgia Pie,  Project 4510,  Honey Bun,  Lemon Pepper,  Pancakes

BUDDY BOY – Walnut St:  

Bananaghani,  Biker OZ,  Cherry Hills,  Sherb Crasher,  Tart Pops,  The Sauce,  Yuk Mouth

NATIVE ROOTS ASPEN:  

Grape OZ,  Sherb Crasher,  Sour Diesel,  Tart Pops

The Herb Shoppe:  

Colorado Cool-aid,  Sage N Sour,  Scooby Snax,  The Sauce

ALTITUDE AURORA:  

Blanco,  Cake Mix,  Cheetah Piss,  Lemon Pepper

Tumbleweed Edwards:  

Cheetah Piss,  Project 4510,  Honey Bun

LOVA – Edgewater:  

Blanco,  Cheetah Piss,  Georgia Pie

December 28, 2020

Western fashion, cannabis and plant love: Colorado trends that went big in 2020

The state’s culture, once slow to change, stayed active through the pandemic

By John WenzelThe Denver Post Dec 25, 2020, 6:00 am

Denver rapper and eco-activist Ietef Vita, a.k.a. DJ Cavem, released the world’s first USDA certified organic seed-packet album in 2020 while garnering celebrity attention and awards for his community work. (Provided by Ietef Vita)

Glued to our screens and barred from publicly gathering indoors for most of the year, Coloradans imported and exported their culture differently in 2020 than any year prior. The terrain, though flattened in some ways by digital streaming, offered plenty of peaks and valleys.

“I started off the year thinking it was going to be great,” said Ietef Vita, a.k.a. Denver rapper and eco-activist DJ Cavem. “I played shows in Montreal, New York and California right before they shut down.”

The shutdown left Vita with more than 42,000 branded seed packets — which he had planned to distribute for the “Biomimicz” album release on his #plantbasedrecords label. So Vita and partner Alkemia Earth, a plant-based-lifestyle coach, recruited organizations to mail the seeds (more than 20,000 packets so far) to urban farmers in Minneapolis, St. Louis, Cincinnati and Chicago.

“We were able to take the album and have it distributed in the form of grown kale, beets and arugula,” Vita said of “Biomimicz,” the first album released on USDA certified organic seed packets (via a download code). “Last month we started a pilot program flipping bodegas in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx (called Plantega) where we subsidize vegan products.”

Amid all this — and his gardening, streamed cooking classes and social-justice work during summer’s Black Lives Matter protests — Vita was named one of Thrillist’s Heroes of 2020. He also got a shout-out in People Magazine this month when Oscar-winning actor Natalie Portman included his Sprout That Life seeds in her holiday 2020 Top Gift Picks list.

“I think Mark Ruffalo, who’s a friend of hers (and who donated directly to Vita’s GoFundMe campaign) shared it, and it got a lot of support from Cardi B, Cedric the Entertainer and other people on social media,” Vita said. “We were so grateful for it.”

Here are three other trends that Colorado exported, or shared, in 2020.

A model walks the runway during the Givenchy Menswear Fall/Winter 2020-2021 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 16, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Western fashion

After a 2019 filled with resurgent country looks — thanks, “Old Town Road” — and egged on by brands such as Dior and Ganni and the “yeehaw agenda” (Black fashionistas adapting Western wear), the Rocky Mountain West’s iconic ranching/mountain style was ready to claim the spotlight in 2020.

“It’s a new fashion frontier, y’all,” Glamour magazine wrote in January’s “How to Wear the Western Trend in 2020.” In February, E! Online offered a guide for checked shirts, denim, fringe jackets and “bandana print” T-shirts.

March put a stop to that.

“This was supposed to be Colorado’s year. All the Instagram girls — Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner — were wearing cowboy boots and wide-brimmed hats,” said Esther Lee Leach, publisher of the Cherry Creek Fashion magazine. “But nobody paid attention to spring/summer runways this year. I really hope it comes back so we can have our time in the limelight.”

“Luxe lounge wear,” which Coloradans had already perfected before the pandemic, was quite the opposite. The state’s famously casual fashion sense became the default for scores of people commuting and meeting digitally. Given the headstart that Colorado and California had on yoga pants, “elevated fabrics” were easier to find, mix and match this year.

“It was about fabrics that feel good against the skin,” Leach said. “That and outdoor wear, which became the uniform of socializing. Outdoor jackets and hiking boots instead of heels. It’s all about walking and talking. Either way, Colorado’s general, everyday fashion was going to become what the world wore this year.”

With an emphasis on comfort, Boulder-bred Crocs also made a comeback with celebrity partnerships and a new emphasis on younger demographics and artistic prints. “Priyanka Chopra Wore the World’s Most Highly-Debated Shoe With a Fancy Gown,” InStyle reported Dec. 11, adding in the article: “We can’t argue that this has been the quarantine shoe.”

Thanks … we guess?

The Weed Room at the renovated Marijuana Mansion on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. (AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post)

Cannabis

Deemed essential early in the pandemic, cannabis continued its path toward normalization with diverse products amid what some companies viewed as a new frontier of weed-curious customers. Despite statewide safety mandates and a global pandemic, Colorado sales are set to crush the 2019 record of $1.75 billion. People embraced cannabis and hemp products not just out of stress, but also health, industry watchers say.

“The availability of products and the ease of combining them — not just THC, but CBD products — played a huge role in people turning to cannabis for wellness,” said Katie Shapiro, who covers cannabis for Forbes, The Aspen Times and, in the past, The Denver Post’s Cannabist site. “That meant businesses were still able to expand.”

Colorado companies may not have started any national trends, but several California and Oregon brands made their debut on dispensary shelves, including Cookies, Dosist and Wild. Local, high-quality flower strains and edibles took off thanks to companies like Veritas Fine Cannabis and Coda Signature. Sales of marijuana chocolates and gummies, in particular, skyrocketed, Shapiro said.

“It’s twofold: People are obviously being sensitive about smoking, but also edibles are just getting better,” she said. “Fast-acting edibles is something I’m also seeing more brands turning to.”

The band Wildermiss performs in front of fans Friday, May 15, 2020 at a home on South Vine. The band visited 16 homes — playing mini-concerts from a trailer pulling the band’s full stage set-up — and also released a new single. (Daniel Brenner, Special to The Denver Post)

Performing arts

Artists had little choice but to go online in 2020. There, the lack of in-person feedback, diminishing emotional returns and technical challenges frustrated and, occasionally, held over performing-arts nonprofits that had been robbed of indoor shows. Stages moved outdoors, breaking new ground in the process.

Weather, changing health mandates and nervous, socially distanced crowds further challenged performers and producers to adapt. But Denver audiences flocked to these open-air experiments from dancers, theater companies, stand-up comics and string quartets, selling out shows weeks in advance. Artists found ways to create — and, sometimes, get paid — while giving us new things to look at and listen to.

Indie-rock band Wildermiss rented a flatbed trailer for mobile, on-demand concerts along the Front Range. The Catamounts launched “The Rough,” a play designed to be viewed from your personal golf cart at Westminster Legacy Ridge Golf Course. History Colorado’s “The Lost Book of Astrid Lee” wove mystery and history into a citywide scavenger hunt. Japanese Arts Network’s “Yotto” employed yokai (Japanese ghosts) to revisit a dark past of redlining and segregation in Five Points and Capitol Hill, by car.

Vehicles became mobile party units and living rooms, chairs and couches. With its usual staging area closed to the public, Denver Film’s wildly popular Film on the Rocks returned to Red Rocks’ parking lot with the state’s largest inflatable movie screen. Drag queens performed in mall lots, and bands played at drive-in theaters. But perhaps the most pioneering experiments coincided with Halloween.

“No Place to Go,” a queer haunted house that explored the horror of the binary, used a smartphone app and later, virtual reality, in a “drive-to” (as opposed to drive-thru) experience. Designed pre-pandemic, then radically reimagined with site-specific installations, it was a triumph for fast-rising creators Frankie Toan, Serena Chopra, Kate Speer and their artistic collaborators. Rainbow Militia, Amber Blais’ circus-arts company, customized an abandoned house for surreal, room-to-room shows with their own themes, performers and ventilation, including the spooky, elaborate “Death’s Unraveling.”

“It is amazing how many people keep asking me if this is going to be a yearly thing,” artist Toan said in October. “I’m like, ‘It took us two years to make this one!’ ”