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Medical marijuana dispensary review: AllGreens on Kalamath step up from ex-tenants

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AllGreens is a new shop, but it's situated in one of Denver's oldest locations for medical marijuana dispensary -- which could be both a good thing and a bad thing. One one hand, the spot on the corner of Kalamath and Sixth Avenue is highly visible. On the other, it's been associated with some pretty low-grade herb thanks to the former owners, Cannabis Medical Technology.

AllGreens

762 Kalamath Street
303-658-0107
www.myallgreens.com

Owner: "Sean" (declined to give last name).
Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday.
Online menu: Yes.
Other types of medicine: Hash, edibles.
Handicap accessible? Yes.

I never made it in to Cannabis Medical, even with the shop's claim of being the first dispensary in Mile High. I never heard great things about the weed to begin with, and I couldn't take the increasingly obnoxious exterior latex graphics of dragons and marijuana leaves. The place always seemed like there was very little medical about it.

I wasn't alone in that sentiment. Westword's initial medical marijuana critic (he wrote temporarily before I was hired) was completely sketched out by the place. At the time, it was operating out of the back room of a printing shop also run by the previous owners, and staffers wouldn't allow him back into the dispensary unless he signed over his caregiver rights. Shit like that gets around, and you get a reputation pretty quick.

But that was then, this is now -- and now is AllGreens. Owner and grower Sean, who didn't give his last name or too much detail about the new shop, reveals that he was formerly associated with another dispensary due to the shotgun marriages of warehouses and dispensaries. AllGreens is his way of breaking out of that mold and offering patients smaller-batch herb, he says.

I'm sure by the time some of you make it in to AllGreens, the decor will have changed -- though that also depends on the Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division okaying any structural changes to the dispensary. Currently, the entrance looks as if it leads to the print shop. I hit the buzzer, and about a minute later, my budtender (whom I later realized was also the owner) came and let me in the door.

Sean says he hopes to change the layout so people can enter from the Kalamath side of the building instead of through the parking lot off Sixth. The difference would mean easier handicap access for patients and a more lounge-like feeling, he says. For now, however, it's an undecorated shop with a few thrown-together glass countertops making up the bud-bar area. The shop has a lot of room, but for now, it's mostly unused, with a few folding chairs and so on taking up space.

Bud is separated by general stock and connoisseur ganja. Sean explained that all of the herb is grown the same, but the general stock tends to be buds from the middle and lower parts of the plants and receives a two-week cure and machine trim. In contrast, the connoisseur strains have a two-month cure and are trimmed by hand. The quality difference was clear in a lot of the strains, including the Sweet Tooth and Kong.

Sean was nice, explaining a lot about the strains as we went through them and pointing out qualities he liked both as a grower and as a puffer. Selection wasn't huge, so within a few minutes I had made my way through the tangerine-sweet top-shelf Sweet Tooth and Agent Orange, fuzzy-crystalled Cherynobyl, pungent Roadkill and Diesel-like Kong -- all of which were done in-house. AllGreens also had some smaller buds of Cherry Cola from Urban Cannabis, one of the few shops Sean says he'll trade herb with.

Sean told me later that his stock is grown in a coco mix using Canna and Advanced Nutrients, with a maximum of four plants per light and some plants getting their own. The AllGreens grow doesn't ever have more than 100 plants in flower, he says, nor do growers do things on a sea-of-green method. Still, he predicts he'll be able to keep up with demand and keep his prices between $30 and $40, on average, for an eighth, tax included, and even cheaper by the ounce, with some strains as low as $140 a zip.

I mostly stuck to the connoisseur strains, seeing as how they were priced at a reasonable $40. But from what I sniffed through on the lower shelves, the herb there seemed pretty decent as well -- just not as flashy and stinky. Only thing I would have avoided was the outdoor-like Fuma Con Diablo that was selling for $25 an eighth.

The shop usually carries hash and BHO, but the day I was in, just a few crumbs of bubble hash were on hand due to problems with the trim processors. AllGreens also stocked standard third-party edibles from Cheeba Chews, Dixie, CannaPunch and Phat Daddyz. But nothing caught my eye, which turned out to be a good thing, because AllGreens is currently cash-only and I had barely enough on me to cover the herb.

My one gripe about the place was charging $50 for an eighth of the connoisseur-level Kong when all of the other strains at that level sold for $40. Yes, it was a good strain with some very nice qualities to it, but not 25-percent-more-in-price better. I could maybe understand if the idea was to limit how much people buy of it so that more patients can try it. But ounces of it are selling for $200 for the rest of the month, so that doesn't seem to be the case. Otherwise, AllGreens is on the right track to buff out the low-quality, tarnished image of their location.

Page down for strain photos and reviews.


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All Greens

762 Kalamath St., Denver, CO

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AllGreens
AllGreens

We purchased the center from the Cookstons and having the 1st center in Denver was about the only good thing we go from the Cookstons.  Well we thought lol, if it is not the 1st center I apologize if the sign upset you.  

ChoosingWisdom
ChoosingWisdom

Cannabis Medical, or Cannabis Technology as I thought it was called once, was not the first dispensary in the state of Colorado.  The Colorado Compassion Club was.  Hopefully the Cookstons didn't lie to the new tenants about that in order to sell the business.  AllGreens needs to change the claim on their sign as the first dispensary in Denver to being the oldest.  Otherwise, they are false adverstising and defacing the founders of the first dispensary, who sacrificed everything they had when they opened the Colorado Compassion Club.  In fact, the Denver Business Journal printed a retraction on their claim of being the first.

Dirty Hippie
Dirty Hippie

$50 an eighth seems to be "connoisseur" prices at several of the better dispensaries, but there is no need to pay that much as the regular Kong is fantastic. The Fuma Con Diablo is also a tremendous bargain and is excellent medicine. Buy by the OZ and save a ton of cash. I grabbed an OZ of Kong yesterday for $150. 

Allgreens was the first place I ever went to. Since then I have tried some of the dispensaries offering really cheap prices and found the quality of the medicine to be reflected in that. I have also tried some of the boutiques, and quality is top notch, but so is the price. I keep going back to Allgreens cuz they offer the best of both worlds. 

lovedagreen
lovedagreen

I think they lowered their prices. I got an 8th of their connoisseur shelf for 40 bucks. Soo worth it. Allgreens is great

jillygirl
jillygirl

My bad drock and highmeza are andy the previous owner

jillygirl
jillygirl

Both highmeza and cannaclaus r the previous owners

Zhuston5
Zhuston5

I just went to allgreens and it is located off of 8th and Kalamath. Not 6th. Also I just paid 200 for their connoisseur grade med. R u sure u didn't buy a 1/4th for 50 bucks? The best bud I have seen in Denver by far at awesome prices

Drock00013
Drock00013

have you tried the Cherry Cola? i immediately thought of Urban Cannabis when you said Chernobyl...ive tried both from there...worth it but limited

Drock00013
Drock00013

the prices are competitive with black market so that it discourages resale for the most part...50-60 is street price in FL...i see MMCs here charge close to that for their top notch stuff...rarely do i see top notch for 25 an 1/8th tho...get some good genetics and GYO, thats the cheapest meds, the homegrown kind.

Highmesa753
Highmesa753

Any news on the current internal investigation at MMED?

CannaClaus
CannaClaus

$50.00 an eighth is street dealer price, where's the medical in that ?$50.00 an eighth my ass, good luck with that. People that are sick and in need of cannabis shouldnt ever being paying such a rediculous price. Talk about getting ripped off,

Dude, the pic's all basically look the same anymore and the same guy might be trimming it all, like what's up with the extra wood?

William Breathes
William Breathes

As I said in the review, all of their connoisseur strains were $40 except for the Kong, which was selling for $50.

jillygirl
jillygirl

I had a bad run in with previous owners. Guess I shouldn't jump to conclusions.Julie

William Breathes
William Breathes

$45 is about the most people should be charing for 'top notch stuff'.

And this idea that it discourages blck market sales doesn't hold up when shops also sell $25 bags.

William Breathes
William Breathes

damn. and I even had a great old mnemonic to remember that one with: the ten ants are tenants in my yard.

gotta stop writing these headlines at 3 a.m...

William Breathes
William Breathes

My pictures all tend to look the same because I've used the exact same setup (jar lid and a $2 placemat) almost exclusively for the last two years. The 'extra wood' was from where I had pulled off part of the bud and smoked it before I realized I had yet to take my pictures. I agree with ya on the $50 eighth thing, though $50 isn't even street dealer price in Colorado anymore. thanks for commenting CannaClaus.

While I've got your attention, I've been a pretty good boy this year and was hoping you could bring me a new bong. Also, maybe a nice new SLR camera with a super tight macro lens so that I can post better pics for the kind readers here at Mile Highs and Lows?

ChoosingWisdom
ChoosingWisdom

Andy Cookston is a loose cannon bully with a bad temper who probably beats his wife.  They are liars and thieves.  Good thing they sold the business, if  they are indeed no longer involved.

CannaClaus
CannaClaus

And when we cross path's, gift's for no concideration await,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Merry Christmas,

CannaClaus
CannaClaus

That's "consideration" i meant.

Wow,,, this is some good shit!

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