Medical marijuana dispensary review: The Kind Room in Denver


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Durban Poison: $20/16th
In the shop, this sample had more of an earthy Sour Diesel tartness to it than the electrified black pepper/fennel spice of Durban Poison. The latter aroma was there, just creeping below the surface created by the tennis ball funk expressed by this pheno. I subsequently spoke with a manager who wasn't sure where the seed stock was from (he guessed TGA, which doesn't carry a Durban), but guessed that the uniqueness was part of the reason the strain was on hand. Whatever it was, the flowers looked mildly underdeveloped and wispy in parts, with fresh green sugar leaves left behind and a sugary dusting of light white, crystalline trichomes. I expected that breaking up the bud would bring out more of the Durban qualities, but instead, I picked up even more of the Diesel fuel stank that stuck on my fingers for a good ten minutes or so while I puffed the doobie. Sweet and mildly earthy on the inhale with more flavors on the exhale, but I also got undertones of burning plant material/wet hay the farther down the paper I got. Smoked out of a dry spoon pipe, the green freshness of the plant was much more apparent. Stil, whatever this is, it isn't a bad cut of herb, and I got a very uplifting, speedy and belly-grumbling buzz after smoking a couple of bowls. It actually reminded me of my first, less-than-patient attempts at growing ganja with underpowered lights back in the day. This might be overpriced by a few bucks, but nothing that can't be fixed with a bit more TLC in the flowering, drying and curing departments next round -- and maybe consider checking on its lineage.

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OG Kush x White Widow: $20/16th
I saw this called OG White somewhere and White Kush somewhere else. But either way, the combination of OG Kush x White Widow sounds like it should be a day-ending sucker punch of indica-heavy ganja. The buds looked pretty good and it had the smell of mixed kief out of the plastic jar I was handed to check out while in the shop. While leafy (as you can see) and underdeveloped like the Durban, the sample had some interesting structure to tiny, dense but foxtailing calyxes as well as a good coating of teeny amber triches that gave it a sandy color. Same with the buds I took home. The problem was when I cracked open my bag after a few days of letting it sit, sealed, in my desk drawer and got a whiff of hay like I was on the back of a farm truck. It didn't give off much of an odor when broken up, either, only adding a bit of sweetly fresh chlorophyll and the faint smell of wet icewater hash bags. Lit up in the spoonie, it burned with a leafy harshness despite leaving a distinctly OG-like aftersmoke in my office that only made the experience more frustrating. I did enjoy this strain more burned in a doobie, which gave it a thicker, more generically ganja taste -- but overall it wasn't anything worth purchasing twice. Like the Durban Poison, though, the buds had a lot of potential. Or at least a lot more potential than what I've seen in other shops I've been to over the last few months.

William Breathes is the pot pen name for Westword's dispensary critic, who in just a few weeks will be celebrating his two-year anniversary with this fishrwap award-winning paper. Look for some anniversary pieces later this month -- but in the meantime, check more reviews over at our pot blog, Mile Highs and Lows and keep up with all your marijuana news over at The Latest Word.


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The Kind Room

1881 S. Broadway, Denver, CO

Category: General


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Jackgumbo
Jackgumbo

Man it really is too bad they went south...The meds used to be good,but if you can't spend 40 for a 1/8 you get stuck with crap. They sell "popcorn" sacks for 20, but the last two had seeds and really stemy(i'll keep my 20) Anyways, it became clear that they only care about my business(money) and not a damn about me as a patient. Peace out KR

Victor
Victor

William,

 

I just read your review about the Kind Room & wanted tolet you know that the MMED does not have access to any MMC cameras unless theMMC is being investigated and they've received a warrant to review thecameras.  In all the paperwork we arerequired to submit to MMED patients are identified by # only, no names are everused & the department has been overly cautious to ensure patient privacy ismaintained.  The only reason I mentionthis is that we are asked daily by patients if Big Brother is watching & everydayI have to explain that they aren't allowed to watch or even know the names ofpatients due to HIPPA guidelines.  Thisis a common misconception that hurts the industry.  A story clarifying what information MMED hasaccess to versus the Co Dept of Public Health would be interesting & go along way to alleviate patient privacy concerns.

sojournerC
sojournerC

Sorry Will, but the MMED isn't watching the cameras just yet. 

There are a lot more ducks waiting to be put in line before they have that one together.

Jay
Jay

Perhaps someone from this MMC can answer.

I lost my ID this weekend, but not my red card. I have a temporary paper ID from the state, but am waiting on a photo ID.

Do MMC's require photo ID, or will a red card and other valid ID work? Is a picture ID required?

Thanks.

KR
KR

Come down and mention " Mike the Pastor" and receive 20% off until 11/15/2011

Guest
Guest

it's really too bad this place went downhill. they used to have some of the illest meds in town because they are also the oldest continually operating dispensary in denver. i was very sad when i realized i had to go elsewhere to get the quality i need. i'm sorry, i hope you guys get back to where you were. i really liked helping support a family( mom, dad and son inlaws). i miss you all(sharon, terry, tyler, mike).

William Breathes
William Breathes

Victor,

I just got your email, and I appreciate the note. My comment about the MMED watching in my review above was really meant more as a joke than anything else -- but I agree that some clarification from the state on such things would make a good post.

Victor
Victor

Just to clarify they are allowed to watch OPCs without restriction which may have been what you saw at MMED.   Google MMED and take a look at their forms packet and reports.  You will notice that anything related to a patient identifies them by # only; patient status change forms, daily sales reports etc.  Being that they go through a bit of trouble to identify patients by # only it wouldn't make sense that they would be allowed to view patients red card & ID on video remotely.  This was their initial thought, but patient & industry groups shot it down.

William Breathes
William Breathes

I've been in the MMED offices, and I"ve seen the computers they use for the monitoring of the cameras all up and running.

While I also doubt that anyone is watching them 24-7 (or that they will ever have the money to pay someone to do so), they easily could be watching them right now if they wanted to.

Jake Browne
Jake Browne

Here's the CDPHE's list of acceptable ID:

One (1) of the following: Colorado Driver’s License, Colorado ID, Temporary Colorado Driver’s License, Temporary Colorado IDOr two (2) of the following:Minimum of one (1) from the group of IDs below - Out of State Driver’s License, Out of State ID Passport, Military ID (copy of front and back), Tribal IDAnd a minimum of one (1) from the group below - Proof of Colorado Employment (paycheck stub/W-2), Copy of a utility, medical, or cable bill. (The mailing address on all bills must match address on application. For utility and cable bills, the service address must be in Colorado.)

Good luck, and sorry about your ID.

http://www.cdscenters.com

broke
broke

I think a passport would work, but I'm fairly certain SOME kind of government-issued photo ID is required (unless you've already been to a place and they know you and are cool).  Try telling them your story.  They might have pity on you and let you in.

sojournerC
sojournerC

They must have a lot of monitors for the 1000+ businesses in Colorado. 

Maybe some are hooked up, but the MMC I work at isn't.

I imagine getting the licensing done is priority #1 now.  

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