Medical marijuana dispensary review: Greenest Green takes over BioCare in Denver

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Two years ago, I visited the Greenest Green in Boulder, and my review at the time was what most people would consider less than favorable. So when I heard Greenest Green had opened in Denver, I put it on my must-visit list.

The Greenest Green Denver

2899 Speer Boulevard
303-455-3187
www.greenestgreen.org

Manager: Samantha Beckmann
Opened: September 2011
Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday.
Online menu: Yes, but for Boulder location only.
Other types of medicine: Hash, BHO, edibles.
Handicap accessible? Yes.

Oddly, I actually really enjoyed a lot of what I saw at that original Greenest Green. As I said then: "I like how the girl at the counter welcomed us so casually. I thought the slamming bass from the sound system, the projection-screen Nintendo Wii on the wall, the contemporary psychedelic artwork and the Kidrobot toys lying around were all a good way to create a young, urban vibe." The shop also had some pretty good herb, as well as a captivating collection of genetics -- though that led to my biggest issue with the place.

At the time, the dispensary had a $70 price tag on its top-shelf, "private reserve" strains. And that was some bullshit: Even with Boulder's 8.6 percent sales tax (at the time) included, those prices were borderline criminal -- especially in a state where black-market herb never went for more than $50. I had a hard time considering Greenest Green a viable shop when profit was such an obvious factor in its business plan.

But things have changed in the nearly two years since my visit to Greenest Green's Boulder location. First and foremost, it's capped the price of its herb at $50 an eighth. While in the last few months I've taken a stand against paying that much, it's still within reason for a shop to charge that price if tax is included. I won't pay it, but it's still better than $70. And the lower-price strains were all much better quality, as well.

Second, Greenest Green has opened a location here in Denver in former home of the BioCare Colective, which Wildflower Seed once reviewed.

The shop has been revamped since BioCare was in control. Walls have been taken down, opening up the bud bar to a small lounge area. Like the Greenest Green in Boulder, the place has a very contemporary-industrial feel, with LED screens showing pictures of flowering plants in the orange glow of the warehouse, exposed HVAC systems and a sleek, poured concrete bud bar where patients saddle up to make their selections. If we were able to smoke on-site in this state, this would be a pretty cool micro lounge for toking up with friends -- as people now can hang out over booze in an upscale martini or wine bar.

Sample herb is still kept in small, opaque purple jars -- as I noted last time, it looks really freaking cool, but also makes seeing the buds from the counter nearly impossible. The plus side is that this presentation forces you to open the jars to smell and look at each sample closely. The shop is pretty well known for its OG cuts, so I started there and made my way through the dozen or so strains in stock with my budtender, a bearded guy around my age who was friendly enough -- but had clearly had a long day and was ready for it to be over.

Manager Samantha Beckmann later told me that the entire herb stock is grown in organic soil or an organic, soilless mix of coco fiber. Though she didn't have all the dirt on their genetic selection, the strains tend to be heavy on the kush varieties (Deadhead OG, Sour OG, OGER) -- with a delightfully nerdy affinity for anything with a Star Wars-related name. There was Skywalker OG and several spinoffs, including the Chewy OG and a strain dubbed "Ewok" with an earthiness mixed with an animal musk that is exactly like what I think an actual ewok would smell like. (I didn't get the lineage on that one, so if anyone has any insight, please let us all know in the comments below.)

Also intriguing were samples of Tangerine Haze and an offshoot dubbed Tangenisia. Both had the candy-like smell of mandarin oranges, though with a uniquely citrus-like haze kick that I haven't smelled before from this increasingly popular family of flowers. From what I saw, there wasn't much of a quality difference between the top-tier $50 herb and the $40 strains. Beckmann said that it generally is based on how much the plant yielded, hence the use of the term "private reserve."

The shop also took home awards last spring for its concentrates, and though the Denver location didn't have the winning Lemon G wax when I visited, it did have a wide strain-specific selection of hash oil to smoke on. According to Greenest Green's Boulder menu, the Lemon G wax apparently sells for $70(!) a gram while others go for as low as $35 a gram.

Ganja is still all pre-weighed, as it was when I first visited the Boulder store. I've never been a huge fan of this, mostly because the gram Skunk x Blueberry we brought home back then was just about three-quarters of a gram short. On this visit, though, everything weighed out on point, if not over. Still, I have a problem with gram prices being higher than what you would pay per gram if you bought an eighth -- even if it's only by $1, as is the case with the $14 grams for the $45/eighth herb. If everything is being pre-weighed to begin with, it's no more extra work. As I've said before, I understand discounts for buying in bulk -- but an eighth of an ounce isn't a bulk purchase, in my book.

This time, I walked out with selections from the $40 to $45-per-eighth tier. In order to get some variety, I had to purchase three grams that ended up coming out to more than I would have paid for 3.5 grams had I purchased an eighth. According to Beckmann, BioCare used to split eighths for customers and even sell them by the half-gram from time to time; she said that several customers have complained about the pre-weighed system -- so perhaps the shop will adjust its practices for the Denver market.

Otherwise, my two visits were as different as night and day. The quality at the Denver Greenest Green was up and the prices were down; this is definitely a place I would stop back by again from time to time to check out the selection. That said, though, it might not be in this location forever, since it's right across Speer Boulevard from North High School, and there are rumors of a coming federal crackdown on MMJ centers within 1,000 feet of schools. Beckman said the shop isn't worried about that move hinted at last week in separate CBS4 and Associated Press reports, but added that the business would do whatever it could to stay open, even if that meant moving.

Page down for pictures and reviews of the ganja William Breathes took home this week.

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The Greenest Green

5290 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO

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Locals
Locals

chewy came from the skywalker...which isn't even skywalker.

so a hermie of an unknown og. Still fire but not breeding stock or something that should be kept for anything other than novelty.

the Ewok came from a hemied chewy.

This place is a joke.Theives, liars, and cheats. Go back to cali and take you coke and nitrous with you.

Seoinnovation3
Seoinnovation3

We have recently begun to accept new members for 2011-2012 and walk-ins are always welcome. We have lowered our pricing and now offer a 10% discount for Veterans & Students (with valid ID) and HIV & Cancer patients.  (All our TOP SHELF 1/8’s are capped at $40).  Since opening our doors in 2009 our Denver dispensary has stood by our product and offered a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. http://www.tgtree.com/

Jessica
Jessica

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Jessica
Jessica

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Robert Chase
Robert Chase

Too bad that this location is one of the very many within the putative Federal exclusion zone around schools, parks, and libraries.  Melinda Haag's threats just caused the oldest patients' collective in California to close -- it was within 1000' of a public park.  If John Wash follows suit, it will not do the President's chances in Colorado any good, and it will do patients' needs worse.

Robert ChaseColorado Coalition for Patients and Caregivers

P.S. Watch this brief, informative video about the President's flip-flop on cannabis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v... -- the Administration does not want to emphasize the fact of the reversal in Federal policy; that is left to a succession of newspaper headlines and Rob Kampia (who does not give a damn if 80% of our dispensaries are closed by the State) -- to answer his question as to whether Obama is "willing to put the dogs in the Justice Department back on a leash": he is neither willing nor able; those are some rabid dogs at the United States Department of Injustice!

High Country Caregiver
High Country Caregiver

I'm sure 95% of America doesn't care if 80% of the dispensaries close.  I certainly wouldn't miss them.  Stacking the bundles and just waiting for the underground to blow up once again.

VangNee
VangNee

I dunno man sounds like a pretty good plan to me. Wow.

Budd Jones
Budd Jones

Wow Gusto.....I'm impressed! You have fought admirably for Greenest Green ...which just happens to be the Dispensary this article is written about!

I will visit Greenest Green within the next week and post my opinion here.

Sorry I did not mean to imply that I have unlimited resources and can shop indiscriminately whenever and wherever my heart desires. No Gusto...its exactly the opposite...I'm on a serious budget so it is of the utmost important that I get the maximum bang for my Bucks. I also like a variety of strains so I visit different dispensaries when my supply is low. When I find an exceptionally potent strain that is worth what the Dispensary is asking...I stock up! Once again Grasshopper...we are only sampling Top Shelf Premium Hybrids which are being sold to the unaware at $40 - $50 an eight anyway. If you communicate with a Dispensary owner in an effort to get a great deal...the way you articulate yourself online...then it is understandable why you pay the prices you do.If you are happy with the medicine at Greenest Green then by all means you should continue to shop there and spread the word!

You want names.....If I wanted Quality I could depend on for $40 an eight...no questions asked...then I would recommend;

Highland Health (http://www.highlandhealth.com)2727 Bryant St. Suite 420

The only reason I don't shop there consistently is because I pass over 100 Dispensaries on the way and the temptation was just to great to NOT try other strains. Thus, I found the $165 ozs.They have superb Buds and will negotiate!

The Clinic on Colfax...also has three other locations. They always have have one or two Hybrid Strains $400 an ounce...about twenty others at $300oz...and each store now has one strain available at $200. Tried the $50 Premium eight...it was good but I was not motivated to go back and buy more at that price.

You asked for it Gusto...otherwise I would have not posted it:

The Dispensary where I bought the $165oz is called The Higher Ground (2215 East Mississippi Avenue  http://highergroundmmc.com ). My understanding is that the new ownership has a new grower so the Strain that I bought "DAK" may or may not be available again. I have not purchased or consume any medicine since the change of ownership. I will go back& try their strains...and hope they have some left over whenever I run out.

Now Gusto...its your turn. If the Greenest Green was shut down tomorrow as the author of the review noted "since it's right across Speer Boulevard from North High School, and there are rumors of a coming federal crackdown on MMJ centers within 1,000 feet of schools."...Could you name a couple other dispensaries...not owned by Greenest Green or BioCare...that you would recommend?

P.S. Please not that the MMJ advertiser on this page "River Rock Organic Medical Cannabis" (upper right hand this page) offers all of its strains for a flat rate ...$200Now this is a Dispensary that I will invest my time, effort, and dollars into. If I find the medicine satisfactory for my needs and they can deliver consistent quality at a fair price then I'll keep going back for more. Once again...I like variety and support as many local businesses as I can.

Guest
Guest

"I will visit Greenest Green within the next week and post my opinion here."save your energy old man.... no one gives a shit what you think

Email
Email

You should direct you admiration for Greenest Green to the author of the review;

WILLIAM BREATHES SAYS ABOUT GREENEST GREEN"First and foremost, it's capped the price of its herb at $50 an eighth. While in the last few months I've taken a stand against paying that much, it's still within reason for a shop to charge that price if tax is included. I won't pay it,"

WILLIAM BREATHES SAYS ABOUT GREENEST GREEN"it's right across Speer Boulevard from North High School, and there are rumors of a coming federal crackdown on MMJ centers within 1,000 feet of schools."

WILLIAM BREATHES SAYS ABOUT GREENEST GREEN"I have a problem with gram prices being higher than what you would pay per gram if you bought an eighth -- even if it's only by $1, as is the case with the $14 grams for the $45/eighth herb. If everything is being per-weighed to begin with, it's no more extra work. As I've said before, I understand discounts for buying in bulk -- but an eighth of an ounce isn't a bulk purchase, in my book."

WILLIAM BREATHES SAYS ABOUT GREENEST GREEN"From what I saw, there wasn't much of a quality difference between the top-tier $50 herb and the $40 strains"

WILLIAM BREATHES SAYS ABOUT GREENEST GREEN"At the time, the dispensary had a $70 price tag on its top-shelf, "private reserve" strains. And that was some bullshit: Even with Boulder's 8.6 percent sales tax (at the time) included, those prices were borderline criminal -- especially in a state where black-market herb never went for more than $50. I had a hard time considering Greenest Green a viable shop when profit was such an obvious factor in its business plan."

WILLIAM BREATHES SAYS ABOUT GREENEST GREEN"I walked out with selections from the $40 to $45-per-eighth tier. In order to get some variety, I had to purchase three grams that ended up coming out to more than I would have paid for 3.5 grams had I purchased an eighth."

Colforbin
Colforbin

have you ever been to river rock? you can buy their shit weed for 200 an ounce. but, river rock doesn't offer all their strains in ounce quantity. they have an eigth limit on most of their top shelf strains. you pay 35 an eigth for the strains that have a limit. 35x8=280. now that's a deal. you also mention 300 ounces at the clinic. if they are your caregiver ouces are 275. if you go between 9 and 10 am they also give 10% off. then ounces are right under 250( you gotta work for those deals right?). mix and match any of the top shelf strains (not dispensaries choice, which is a joke for the most part) with a quality river rock has never reached. not to mention i don't have to drive to BFE to get to the clinic. but, props to bho johson... the only reason to go to river cock

High Country Caregiver
High Country Caregiver

Your highergroundmmc link has expired.... are they still in business?

Budd Jones
Budd Jones

Higher Ground MMC 2215 East Mississippi Avenue  Denver, CO (303) 733-5500

Jake Browne
Jake Browne

You know what they say about those who assume...

Budd Jones
Budd Jones

Dude ....you really have not helped out The Greenest Green at all. As William Breathes said "it might not be in this location forever, since it's right across Speer Boulevard from North High School, and there are rumors of a coming federal crackdown on MMJ centers within 1,000 feet of schools."

What good is this Wonderful Pot you defend if you have to "empty your pockets before you get back to your Mom's car....because you were there when The Feds Busted them"

Guesto
Guesto

yo momma must have dropped you on your head when you were little boy

Budd Jones
Budd Jones

Dude...Please don't tell me you're like Gusto...who thinks just because you walk in a Dispensary...look over every strain..talk for an hour about the Grow process used...that you HAVE to buy something!  Dude! Medicate after classes not before!

Why do you think Dispensaries put in their ads " Show us your Diploma & get 50% off your first purchase?"

Let me guess...you don't use coupons either? I'm OK with that...

For me that means that you...like Gusto are stuck in this $40 zone...while Guys with Balls clanging like Jingle Bells are getting the Top Shelf Premium Hybrid that you would pay $60 for....for 2 For 1..$200 & less an oz....but you've been stuck on the $40 strain that there's a never-ending supply of. Thank God for people like you & Gusto! At the end of the day....the dispensary owners want to move as much medicine as they can as quickly as they can...its all about turnover. That's why..Dispensaries are now wholesaling the Lbs, Half pounds & Quarters for 50% less (MCC TO MCC of course!) online ...in plain sight. Why are you offended that I buy more when I pay less which helps the Dispensary owner move more medicine?

About the haggling Restaurants.....Hell Yeah Dawg! ....got my Match.Com membership free with my Debit Card too...which came with a $100 to open the account...Got laid....MasterCard paid for the dinner...sent her home and watched the Chemtrails over the Rocky Mountain sunset while medicating with Denver's Best Buds for Less....................what did you do this weekend?

....we live in a Free Enterprise system & the more enterprising you are the freer you are!

Jake Browne
Jake Browne

Do you go into restaurants and try to haggle down the cost of your meal?

Budd Jones
Budd Jones

New owners took over last week..site has not been updated.Here's the ad in December Kush...page #68 http://www.kushmagazine.com/ma...

Don't forget to negotiate!Ask for Discounts!Holiday Special!Happy Holidays to all...I'm thankful that I live in Colorado..Support Your local Dispensary!Don't Drink & Drive!

Guesto
Guesto

You are just going to keep getting ripped off. I'm really amazed that someone on a "serious budget" would pop into each and every dispensary that offers OZ's for 200 or less.

You do know that you have to buy something once you are inside right? Or at least I think you do... 

Budd Jones
Budd Jones

Sorry Gusto...once again...I did not start smoking Pot yesterday! And on top of that I have never bought any BUNK in a Denver Dispensary. All the Medical Marijuana I have bought has been great..but some is better than other...and the current Price Wars between dispensaries is to the PATIENTS advantage.

Same as buying a car....two people will buy the exact same Ford Truck with the exact same options but one person will pay $1000 more than the other because they lacked "negotiating skills".

The MMJ that left the weird film in my bowl was promoted as Top Shelf..had a great effect...didn't taste bad...but left a film in my bowl.

Read this again Gusto...my comment about the film was in reference to "testing" for impurities/molds. To the average consumer this may have went unnoticed...to the person that smokes joints..they likely would have never known

It would take the rest of my life to "sample" all of the dispensaries in Denver...and it doesn't require any more than I would spend anyway. If I consume an eight a week ($30 an eight) then it does not take a Rocket Scientist to figure out...you can sample (4) different dispensaries a month for $100 or spend $100 a month at the same dispensary.Clearly Gusto...you lack an understanding of comparative shopping and have no idea of what ROI means...no insult intended. A little effort & planning can go a long way..Tip #2 Gusto:Pick up a copy of Kush from any Dispensary...inside the back cover is usually a page or two of Denver Dispensary Coupons,,,some offering Top Shelf Premium Hybrids...or anything in their store for half price...if you buy on a certain day of the week. Duh! 50% off Gusto!Gusto did you read that?  I know ...you're going to whine & moan that you have to borrow your Mother's car on the day she goes to Bingo so that's impossible too!

I buy something every time I visit a Dispensary. Its out of courtesy to the person that has sacrificed time and money to build a business through a jungle of Red Tape and compliance. Its part of building a relationship with the Dispensary owner. If I'm honest about what I'm looking for...how far I have to drive....how much I consume...what strains work best for me....what my ailments are...and have cash...any amount of cash that I will spend if I see a product I like....then I'm being fair with the owner and it is up to the owner to SELL ME on his/her medication.

Take a different kind of trip Gusto...to the library.. study Economics.

In every society there are always those that pay more for less.

Guesto
Guesto

Im not defending Greenest Green i'm using them as an example of why I will still pay $40 an eighth. The point I am making is $25 eights tend to be terrible, and paying 10 dollars more for the difference between schwag and chronic is worthwhile. 

You seemed like you were arguing that you always get good weed for $25 but in the next sentence you state that you purchased some suspect herb that left a weird film in your bowl. So obviously you understand that there our pitfalls to your bargain hunting. 

Much love. If you do go to GG get something purple. 

GG Denver
GG Denver

Our Ewok OG is our Chewy OG x Pimpslap OG. The Chewy is a pheno from skywalker. Pimpslap OG is Pimpslap (Alaskan Thunderfuck Diesel x Deep Chunk) x Poison OG ( a unique OG pheno from Cali). 

Budd Jones
Budd Jones

Very nice review William. I appreciate the details that only someone who has lived in Colorado for over 30 years could. Its not like one day these investors moved into town and said "Hey ..lets grow so Pot and sell it to these Cowboys!".Bottom line though...as December 23, 2011...with hundreds of dispensaries in Denver and the hundreds of hundreds of Growers in the state...the competition is too fierce...and the quality is rarely lacking...for anyone to pay more the $25 an eight. Premium, Top Shelf, Hybrid...whatever you call it..its not worth $30 let alone $50. You can drive all day around Denver, Boulder, or anywhere in Colorado where there's dispensaries allowed...randomly choose any shop that offers $20 -$25 eights and get superb MMJ. Supply drives demand but quality drives price...and there is just too much quality MMJ in the state to suffice the desired profits most are here for. Ownership of these shops are flipping faster than Condos used to...and now with the exit of Full Spectrum there's no gauge to use a starting point when seeking truly Medicinal Marijuana. How about following up next week with a printed report from Beckmann on the 30% THC!Take that as a challenge!Walk into most dispensaries..ask do they test and most will say "yeah..but I don't have the report here". If you have it ...Post it on the wall!Over 30 days ago...I brought the best all around Medical Marijuana that I have purchased since obtaining my registration two years ago! $165 an ounce membership price.30 days later...and after taking a couple days during that period to sample a couple other "Top Shelf" strains from another shop that sold for $400 an ounce....and another sample from a third shop at $300 an ounce....the $165 oz still was #1 by far. In addition...this particular Dispensary which has also has "changed ownership" had a second strain that was equally satisfying and Non Member prices were $180 an ounce.What Colorado Medical Marijuana Patients would like to see from you William is a review of the medicine from the shops that sell at a flat rate...all strains. Still, there are the those like myself , who will pay more if the quality warrants it but for every Dispensary in town to say "This is our best strain so we charge $40 or $50 an eight because we gave it Rocky Mountain Spring water...." is crap. Dispensary owners fail to realize that "the higher the quality of the medicine the fewer the frequency of purchases from the patient" and building trust is essential attracting patients and retaining members. Be competitive with your prices Mr/Ms. Dispensary owner, be consistent with your quality and patients will drive past 47 other dispensaries to buy from you. Once you have established that trust patients will buy other products and tell other card holders about you. Regardless of what other have said...."This ain't the Wild, Wild West......... Pilgrim"You want my business....earn it! Top Shelf Premium Hybrid Ozs in Denver over $150.....is ridiculous!  Any eight over $25 is a Rip

Budd Jones

Jwagtser333
Jwagtser333

dude budd jones u have no idea what ur talking about.  I have been all around and those places with that cheap of buds are not good quality.  I hear what ur saying but ur gonna pay 30 to 40 an 8th for good top shelf and 175-190 for the oz.  I have seen the stuff for 258th and 150ozand its usually poorly trimmed and even outdoor buds...to say that spending over 150 for top shelf oz s is straight ignorant man , you cant just completely devalue the bud and thats what ur trying to do.  Dont be cheap man u clearly have no idea the effort time and money it takes to run a dispensary.  There will always b people like you who would complain if the bud was completely free just be happy you can purchases legally and that oz are not 300+....get ur facts right before u make ignorant statements

Budd Jones
Budd Jones

"Not really, the actual cost to produce commercially grown cannabis of high quality is about $400/lb-$600/lb.  

The problem is the volume. a small shop growing "connoisseur" strains yielding a pound per light and selling a pound a day are going to struggle to survive under this pricing.

High quality but commercially bred and grown cannabis can be sustained indefinitely at $25, realistically i think most people in the industry understand this will go the way of tobacco, there will be $10/eighths for those that want good but commercial weed and then there will be higher end lower volume options for those willing to pay the premium. "  

Posted on Greenhouse review by "cheapprotonz"  ......

Budd Jones
Budd Jones

Dude...tell that to the 200 Dispensaries advertising in http://www.kushmagazine.com/ma...

So your philosophy is that every dispensary is in the business just for the benefit of Mankind...you believe every Dispensary truthfully advertises "Test Results"...you believe that there is NOT one Dispensary in Colorado that is run by the CARTEL, RUSSIAN GANGSTERS, ASIAN..JAMAICAN...or whatever.

Sorry Dude..but I have the time ..the resources..to shop for the best deal I can find.What will be your excuse after the 1st of the year when all the Holidays Deals prove fruitless...when the price of an eighth averages $15....

Quit crying....call all the Dispensaries on the List from Boulder below  & tell them you are taking your toys...going home...and you don't want to play anymore. http://boulder.craigslist.org/...

Come to Denver & sell your Medicine if its that good...http://denver.craigslist.org/s...

Tell them its just not fair! Tell them you worked all this time meticulously on your prized POT expecting to make a HUGE profit..but 1500 other Dispensaries in the state & 25000 other growers had the same idea!

You don't have the Balls for Business Dude!

That basement you live in....your Mom thought is would be WORTH as much as it was two years ago but she found out differently just like you will about Marijuana in the USA.

Monkey
Monkey

 "You can drive all day around Denver, Boulder, or anywhere in Colorado where there's dispensaries allowed...randomly choose any shop that offers $20 -$25 eights and get superb MMJ". I don't care who you are or how long you've been smoking, that comment leads everyone to believe you have no idea what quality is. Ignorance is bliss, enjoy that warehouse weed and all the silly little test results clouding your already dull pallet.

Budd Jones
Budd Jones

You too...are afraid to ask as soon as you walk in " Show me your very best!"You'll take one whiff of that addicting aroma and you Balls will get smaller than your Brain!You dopamine-saturated senses will overtake any courage you have and you'll say "how much is it?" You put your cropped tail between your legs..hand over the cash and go home!

Last Lesson..even though its a repeat...''only buy the best of the best at any Dispensary..always start with whatever they prize the most and negotiate down"

Why do you think every dispensary has one strain that $50..another that is $40..and another $25?.So Dudes like you will stay confused.

Not a racist
Not a racist

Jew dispensaries out of money? This comment is inappropriate and should be removed.

Budd Jones
Budd Jones

The MMJ Industry is like every other in America...you will have to be lean and efficient to survive. The reason you think Marijuana cannot be sold cheaper than you can sell it for ...without substituting quality... is because your overhead dictates your prices.As more & more deep-pocket investors move into the market securing multiple locations and affording the best of the best Master Growers...little guys like you are going to be squeezed out of the game. Do you expect prices to rise, stabilize, or fall as other states approve MMJ or as Legalization becomes law? If you are so proud of your product...and the Medicinal Benefits...why not open up a location yourself...non-profit...serve Man Kind.... and price will not be an issue?Otherwise...go back to your supplier...your warehouse property manager....the owner of the shop you lease...and tell them you need a break!  Tell them people are NOT lined up outside the dispensary you "run" every morning just dying to get your medicine.The truth is Jwagster333....you don't know how to generate more sales...attract new patients...retain customers. You know nothing about Advertising, Marketing, Demonstrating Value, Business but you are still worthy of love...Your passion is admirable!Study. Read. Learn how to articulate your message clearly & concisely...without anger!

So this is how you respond to anyone that comes in the Dispensary "you run" and ask questions; ....."hear ur ignorant ass talk nemore"Please tell me the name of your Dispensary

Jwagster333
Jwagster333

ur pissing me off ...u drive around all day trying to jew dispensaries out ofmoney  i never give into people like u just asking for a better deal everyone is treated the same wit the same prices given to everyone even if a douche like u comes in ....what bothers me is u actaully think u know what ur talking about and u dont know a anything just stop....or lets meet up so i ca inform u and take u behind the scenes so u realize how atupid u really are....u  just need to stop talking and admit u dont know shit aboutbuds and dipensary prices...the only reason a plaec gave u a better deal is b/c they didnt want to hear ur ignorant ass talk nemore or be like hey is that the best deal and then u just keep haaggling till they give in....

Guesto
Guesto

also Greenest Green has placards with all the testing info for their buds on hand the last i checked. FSL is cool but if you can't tell the difference without a lab technician then it would make sense why you think all bud is created equal out here lol. 

Budd Jones
Budd Jones

I found that Dispensaries that were willing to PAY to have their medication tested took a great risk:....low THC content or other factors that they may not want to publicize.Also...any True Weedner would know Gusto...Full Spectrum could test three buds all from the same eight or sample and get different results for each bud!Hopefully any Dispensary that tested its medication was also looking out for any impurities or fungus/molds that only a Professionally trained Lab technician would be able to identify. For me, it says the Dispensary owner is will to pay for a professional opinion and is then able to convey the results into the benefits for patients of each strain tested.Unfortunately many have taken advantage of the terms "Test Results" and anyone can say they had fantastic results but the truth is....there is some real crap out there that no one should digest..that looks great..smells great...but you have no idea WTF is in or on it.I bought a strain from a Dispensary recently..had a decent taste..an immediate effect..was not bad but not the best and definitely not worth $35 an eight. No harm done...until it came time to medicate with a different strain for the week. Whenever I change up medications I also clean out my glass pipe ( medical applicator of choice) so that the true effects of the next medication can be differentiate from the previous. Hang in there Gusto!..I know this is getting a little deep for you but...What I noticed was the last sample left a film inside the glass bowl that was only visible when I cleaned my pipe (which is often). Very strange and scary...never saw anything like it before. Whatever it was...I was not going to be digesting any of that ever again!The point is Gusto...scientific testing for potency and purity will never hurt the MMJ Industry and can only benefit the patient. I'm sure you are a smart guy Gusto...you would ask a Chick if she's been tested before you.................??????

Budd Jones
Budd Jones

What's the name of your Dispensary? What are your prices? Do you offer a Premium Strain?...a Mid Grade?....do you have a Price Leader? ....Do you test your products & post the results in your shop?.....Have you won any Cannabis Competitions? If so ...Post your awards here! Have you maintained the same price since the day you opened?Has William Breathes reviewed your shop?  What is your website URL?

What are your Top Strains/...What does you best medicine sell for by the eight? ounces?Here's your chance Dude....Promote "Your Dispensary"

P.S. Schwag sells for $25 an ounce in Denver....Top Shelf Hybrid Premium Shake sells for  $40oz....

This should really piss you off! If you really want a SUPER deal...this worked great last weekend. I was sitting outside a couple dispensaries...on a street where there were SIX on the same block. I was there with a couple other FORTUNATE ASSHOLES who read books about Real Estate, stocks, investing, etc instead of Xbox 360 during our Wonder Years.. ..we were deciding whether to go to Central City for the free lunch & then blow our Dividend Checks or to just go inside one of these Dispensaries ...and clean up!We decided to clean up! You should have seen the eyes bulging out of the head of the Counter Boy when he saw us walk in.....money written all over each us!You could tell by the 50 full Jars that these Boys were hurting to push some Pot!I said "What are your Top Three Strains?"  He put three jars on the counter and said"these are truly cared for and loved buds". I said "Ok..we'll give you $600 for all three jars right now...forget weighing them...its Friday night we want to party...You want to deal?"We were out of there in five minutes with six ounces of Top Shelf for $600.

Forget this "truly cared for and loved buds" crap...I say "Occupy Dispensaries"

Budd Jones
Budd Jones

Finally Airhead...you understand what is happening...it is a "Price War"..the prices will continue to fall...sorry Dude..you can read all the books you want ...work for $10 an hour and call youself a "Manager" ...but there will always be a kid five years younger than you on a skateboard.....that grows Pot in his Moms basement better than yours...and can sell it cheaper!

Put the name of the "Top Dispensary in Boulder you manage...and your Weed Map Price list here!Sorry Dude...But maybe you should go up & down the list of Boulder & Denver Dispensaries on Craigslist that are for sale!

Options Medical Center 1534 55th Street 303-444-0861 in Boulder has ounces for $99...call them & gripe about what they are doing to "Your Industry"

Jwagster333
Jwagster333

YYYEEESSS guesto..... I manage and run 1 of the top boulder dispensaries and u said it best.... budd jones u are acustomer who has no idea what goes on behind the scenes and what it takes and the cost of owning and running a store not to mention 10 law changes a week! MR JONES i suggest u keep buying ur bargain deals and i will stick to the truly cared for and loved buds even if that means spending (according to you) the ridiculous price of 30 to 40 an 8th and u can stick to ur $25 outdoor schwag ( my fan leaves have more thc than those buds i have seen for 20 25... ur just cheap and dont know good quality or what it takes to produce quality bud s and that why u will always have the SNICKLFRITZ

Jwagster333
Jwagster333

budd jones dude its people like you who will make pot so cheap that there will no longer b quality bud because its a constant price war

Guesto
Guesto

a better analogy is a resutarant, you might ask to see the kitchen, I however would ask to see the walk in . 

you are clearly a customer . 

Guesto
Guesto

that is not true at all I have not seen any 8ths under 30 dollars that look anywhere close to decent.

uncured, dried on the branch, sharp spikey little sticks of darkness

shitty schwag

i wont name names but if you have found somewhere that actually has Chronic for 30 dollars let us know!!!

I will gladly pay 40 dollars to a real grower than pay 30 to the overseer of a warehouse who doesn't cure his pot, or even touch it ever.

"The best nutrient for a plant is the human shadow"

Lohidevelopment
Lohidevelopment

Come to Platte valley dispensary and i think you will like what you see

Email
Email

Well Gusto...I guess you better keep sampling because there's plenty out there.I won't even look at "uncured, dried on the branch, sharp spikey little sticks of darknessshitty schwag" ...and I hope you are not smoking any. Sounds like you may not have the benefit of experience that many do here.

Here's the secret: Walk in any Dispensary and say: "I only want to see your Top Three strains...give me something that will make me come back & buy more! I consume two ounces a month for my severe, chronic pain but I won't buy any quantity until I personally evaluate it"If you are presented with their Top Three strains you will be able to make a comparative evaluation of this particular dispensaries stock and decide if one or all will be worth further investment. Ask for the "lowest possible price" on the three samples (a combined eight...no more). If offered the sample pack (of their three best) for $25 or $30...that's fair for the first visit. But don't stop there! Ask for a sample of their Best Hash!...and then ask what do they sell their Top Shelf Shake for? What about my Veterans Discount? May I have a sample or two of your Pre Rolls?

If you have tracked the publications that MMJ Dispensaries advertise in you will see that the average price of an ounce has dropped by over 50% in the past year...if you're willing to pay $30-$50 an eight then I'm sure there are plenty that will take your money.If you don't ask for discount...you won't get it! If the phone is not ringing off the hook and there is not a line waiting to buy the medicine you think is worth $50...it might be because you may be the only one buying it!

As mentioned in my post...the Dispensary I bought from has changed ownership thus...a new grower also. To find the best...you have to shop around...then you have to negotiate...there's too much excellent MMJ out there with too few buyers. It takes time and travel but once you find a great deal you stick with it until that crop is sold out. Rarely is the same strain available over a couple months if it is truly excellent however Master Growers do tend to grow consistently high quality strains.

All credit is due to the many, many talented Master Growers in Denver but the truth is the science of growing Marijuana has been perfected to the extent that there is an unlimited supply in the Denver Metro area of Premium Top Shelf MMJ.What is great also is that at $100-$150an ounce...it takes the CARTEL out of the game and for $35 registration..its all affordable as should be.

Most MMJ patients walk into a shop...worn out by the paperwork & wait...and then get over excited by smell, looks, etc.....and whatever is suggested.  If you have the Balls...Gusto...go buy three samples of the Top Strains from any Dispensary that offers "All Strains for Same Price"...then post you opinion. I'm trusting that you have medicated enough to know NOT to buy "uncured, dried on the branch, sharp spikey little sticks of darkness shitty schwag".Keep shopping...you'll be pleasantly...and financially surprised!

P.S. You never get the "Best Deal" possible until you start buying by the Ounce!

Guesto
Guesto

fuck sampling bro.

sampling dispensaries is like sampling carl's jr.s to me at this point.

I dont have the hundreds of dollars to waste lining the pockets of people who never even hardly gaze upon the uncured spiky buds they are selling. 

im glad you are so wealthy and carefree as to "sample" dispensaries. i know better. 

Greenest Green is a good dispensary though, I would say they are one of the few I would go to in a pinch. 

buy 4 bags at 25 dollars while "sampling" dispensaries, if only one is chronic are you really saving money?

again, name names

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