Medical marijuana dispensary review: Best Colorado Meds in Wheat Ridge
Also worth checking out was the sugary, floral Sweet Afghani and the grapey, eggplant-toned Purple Urkle, though I'm not a fan of the sleep-inducing effects of the latter. Best Colorado Meds also had two strains of "imported" haze-related buds from another shop (as my budtender put it) -- a hazy but very premature C-13 Haze, and a jar of Sleestack that was really the only underwhelming strain of the bunch.
That's especially true when contrasted with the Banana Cream, which stood out the most in the shop. The spear-like display bud was nearly identical to the chunk of tan-colored THC-laden goodness that I brought home. Under a scope, the crystals (actually glands, but that doesn't sound as appealing) were fighting for space like trees in an overgrown forest. A forest that smelled oddly like an ice cream shop. True to the strain name, the cracked-open flowers smelled like a banana smoothie. The buds burned clean like the Sour D, but with a much more expansive smoke that caught me off guard on the first puff. Whereas the Sour D was like a cup of espresso perfect for the start of my workday, the more mellow Banana Cream was a good-for-lounging-in-the-backyard-and-enjoying-the-nice-weather strain.
Sativa blend BHO from The Growing Kitchen.
The only thing I didn't really enjoy was the sativa-blend butane hash, made from Best Colorado Meds trim by the Growing Kitchen. From what I could see of the sealed containers in the shop, the concoction looked like flakes of shatter-quality hash. A bit dark, but I figured that was just the packaging and the low light in the shop. Wrong. The flakes were more like a taffy consistency with a really generic, musty hash smell and a color like used motor oil. Dabbed on a nail, the hash burned without any sizzle, but it smoked harsh and with an acrid, low-grade taste on my first and only hit. I know wax is all the rage, and at $25 a gram, I'm sure it sails out the door. But Best Colorado Meds is really doing good buds like the Sour D and the Banana Cream a disservice by sending trim off to be processed like this.
In all, Best Colorado Meds was worth the tip. If you're up in Arvada or Westminster and have been driving down to Denver or up to Boulder for your bud shopping, this is a much closer (and probably cheaper) alternative.