Medical marijuana dispensary review: New Age Medical in Edgewater
From the outside, you might think that New Age Medical looks like yet another stereotypical green-and-white discount marijuana shack pumping out crappy, cheap warehouse bud. And you'd almost be correct -- except for the exceptionally well-grown cannabis.
New Age MedicalThe shop is nothing fancy. It is clean, but the herb is clearly the focus here. Decor is secondary. The initial waiting room is an afterthought, with bulletins from August still pinned up on the corkboard to the right of the reception window and a few chairs thrown together in one corner.
2553 Sheridan Boulevard
Edgewater, CO 80214
www.newagemedical.org (site is down at this writing)
Hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Raw marijuana price range: $25 to $30 per eighth for all patients, $160 to $200 per ounce.
Other types of medicine: Edibles, hash, caviar.
After I sat around for a few minutes, the receptionist finally came around and let me through the security door, took my paperwork and sent me to a more comfortable waiting area in the bud bar to fill out my paperwork while he copied my ID.
The bud bar is down a small flight of stairs in what could have been the converted former garage hangout of the converted former house that New Age Medical calls home. That was appropriate, considering that the place totally looked (and smelled) like my tapestry-strewn hangout room in college. Graff-style murals of bamboo were put up behind the bud bar, and opposite that wall is a massive mural with the Denver skyline, Bob Marley, fan leaves and other cannabis-related images. It's nothing super-upscale or fancy, but it clearly gets the job done for them.
I took a seat on one of the leather couches just to the right of the stairs facing the glass cabinets featuring jars of herb and filled out the required paperwork while a woman in front of me made her selections. The wait wasn't too bad; the woman appeared to be a regular the staff knew. She was out by the time I finished filling out the few pages of paperwork.
When my turn came, my budtender (who turned out to be one of the owners) called me over, and I finally understood why so many people had been telling me to check this place out: Nearly all of the strains were enticing. And better, the shop still manages to stay in the discount level, with caps on everything at $30 an eighth and $200 an ounce. I was given the full run-through of the nearly two dozen jars of in-house greenery in all shapes, sizes, flavors and medical effects.
Super Sour Diesel.
The owner told me that New Age grows everything in Sunshine mix and uses about a dozen different additives in the grow process. Whatever the crew is using, it's cranking out some pretty and stinky buds. Some of the more memorable were a stinky and ripe OG Kush, sweet and sour Vin Diesel, a chunky and well-developed Pineapple Express, and a bloated and crystal-coated Arjan's Haze. A few, like the Golden Goat and Bubba, had a little bit of a fertilizer kick to the end of their odors and could maybe have used a few more days flushing. But overall, it was the fullest selection of in-house I've seen in months.
Continue for the rest of Breathes' review of New Age Medical.