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.

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Sativa blend BHO from The Growing Kitchen.
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.

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.

Read more reviews from Westword's medical marijuana dispensary critic, William Breathes, in our Mile Highs and Lows blog, and keep up with all your Colorado marijuana news over at The Latest Word.


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Stumbler
Stumbler

Willy Breathes, Ace Journalist:

Man, what is in this Sh*t, man?
Mostly Maui Waui man, but it's got some Labrador in it.
What's Labrador?
I had it on the table and the little motherf*cker ate it, man. Then I had to follow him around with a little baggie for three days, man, before I got it back. Really blew the dog's mind, ya know?
You mean we're smokin' dog sh*t, man?

bluecollarbytes
bluecollarbytes

yeah, how come these reviews never detail how various strains affect the patient/reviewer's disease, cancer, chronic pain, other?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

So Billy, are you a "STONER" or a "PATIENT" ?


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@bluecollarbytes  ... because Billy Breathes is and always was a STONER ... this pathetic dispensary review -- of the same few dispensaries over and over -- merely hides behind the pretense of "medical" use, when if fact it has be nothing but recreational from day one.

"Denver's Dankest Corners" ... LOL!

Fucking Puerile Pot Clowns.

WillBreathes
WillBreathes

@bluecollarbytes I talk about my stomach condition as well as my frequent hospitalizations often in this blog, actually. And I talk about how strains affect me in every review, including the one above. For me, getting an appetite from cannabis use is one of the main reasons I use it along with nausea control.

Thanks for your comment.


orson
orson

@DonkeyHotay 

Stoner -
a. One who is habitually intoxicated by alcohol or drugs.
b.
One who is a delinquent or failure.
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/stoner

Only a moron would go around touting they are habitually intoxicated and are a delinquent and, or a failure.  Fucking stoners!  Shout it from the rooftops!

WillBreathes
WillBreathes

@DonkeyHotay Both. I've been saying that since I got the job, and actually included that in my application. The two aren't mutually exclusive.


Thanks for your comment, have a good weekend.

WillBreathes
WillBreathes

@DonkeyHotay

You can play hard to get all you want, but we all know how much you love and rely on our pot posts. You wouldn't spend hours of your day here otherwise. :)

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@orson @DonkeyHotay 

Only Stupid Stoners would call themselves Stoners.

Only Puerile Pot Punks call their "medicine" Weed.

Fucking Stupid Stoner Weed Smoking Puerile Punk retards.


Stumbler
Stumbler

ooo-hoo, willy breathes, the fake medical patient who does the "ask a stoner" column (if he were really a patient, why wouldn't he do an "ask a patient" column), thinks this is DonkeyHotay playing hardball?!?!  WB thinks our mystery blogger DonK "loves and relies" on his reporting. What a wanker he is! Willy Breathes has zero credibility as a reporter, and as a patient. I'd like to see how he reacts when someone really is playing harball.

Stumbler
Stumbler

WB is guilty of Felonious Puerile Pot-Clownery by a Person in a Position of Trust.

Stumbler
Stumbler

People like Willy Breathes do more harm to the marijuana "movement" than the DEA. Yeah, people will really take you seriously as a journalist/reviewer/entertainer when you go around calling yourself a stupid stoner. "I'm a stupid stoner, you can trust what I have to say." WTF? How about a "recreational cannabis user"? WB can't even try to maintain any aspect of journalistic integrity, because he has no idea what those big words four-syllable words mean.

Stumbler
Stumbler

WB has never been the sharpest knife in the drawer. Pot clown buffoonery at its finest. He is a disgrace to the marijuana "movement", if they can be disgraced any further after the Amendment 64 turd passed by 55% of the vote. Does he have any comprehension that the word "stoner" is a derogatory term? Does he consider himself a pot nig*er too?

orson
orson

@WillBreathes

Did you read the definition of stoner?  The term stoner implies addiction so the only difference between a stoner and a junkie is that a junkie is addicted to a lethal drug.  It's unfortunate you call yourself a stoner and don't see anything wrong with it.  It's unfortunate that you are you are using the medical marijuana program and medical marijuana centers to obtain drugs for a recreational habit.  It's unfortunate that legitimate medical marijuana patients are going to get regulated like stoners.

 

WillBreathes
WillBreathes

@DonkeyHotay

I wouldn't know, I'm neither of those things. Why are you trying to talk about alcohol when the subject is marijuana?

WillBreathes
WillBreathes

@orson That's unfortunate that you equate recreational marijuana use with deadly opiate addiction.

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