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Medical marijuana dispensary review: New Broadsterdam -- Herbal Alternatives in Denver

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It wasn't so much from paranoia as from years of conditioning.

Walking into New Broadsterdam, I encountered a full-on police-issue Harley-Davidson with emblems still attached sitting in their front entryway.

It almost made me turn around and run out the door and across South Broadway as fast as I could.

New Broadsterdam -- Herbal Alternatives
2560 South Broadway
Denver, CO 80210
303-955-1143
www.newbroadsterdam.com

Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Raw marijuana price range (members): $25/eighth ounce, $50/quarter ounce, $95/half ounce, $175/ounce.
Raw marijuana price range non-members: $30/eighth ounce, $60/quarter ounce, $120 half ounce, $200/ounce.
Other types of medicine: BHO hash, edibles.
Online menu? Yes, though it doesn't seem to be updated.
Handicap-accessible? Yes.

Minus the cop chopper thrown in for humor, New Broadsterdam's waiting room had an appropriately Netherlands-esque thing going on, with pictures of windmills hung on the walls and other Dutch kitsch thrown around for good measure. There's also a huge, village-square-like white lattice pergola set up over the receptionist desk. It fits, though I'm not really sure about the Dutch connection on that one. The other pieces of heavy wooden antique furniture (and motorcycle) they've got sitting in the large, empty waiting room make it feel almost like one of the antique shops a few blocks north.

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Granted, none of those stores also sell glass oil rigs by local artists, like New Broadsterdam does. Neither do they have menus up advertising the buds and pricing in the windows like a cafe. And instead of musty furniture, it's musky cannabis.

After getting my ID and red card checked out, my budtender took me back to the bud bar. Judging by the "NO ENTRY" signs, it probably also leads back to the center's in-house farm. There was also a quirky hydroponic setup working out of a re-used (and very clean, I was assured) toilet featuring a stalk of flowering Acapulco Gold. Given all the marijuana that has gone down the commode over time, I guess it's nice to see cannabis finally winning out and rising from the porcelain.

The toilet is just one of the quirks of the bud bar. In comparison to the Sound of Music-vibe front room, it's like an Amsterdam club aimed at German tourists: bright colors on the carpet and doors, lots of green crosses (some even in AstroTurf), Bob Marley murals, and shelves upon shelves of buds, edibles, hashes and waxes, all selling for cheap. Ounces for members run $175, and non-members are capped at $200; hashes sold for up to $30, with lower-priced kief available as well. The Silver Pearl wax, in particular, looked nice and flakey, like the shake at the bottom of a bag of frosted flakes. The jar in the shop had a lemony haze smell with an almost identical flavor. Very uplifting -- and dabbed on a skillet, it didn't leave any residue behind. Better on top of a bowl, though, where it melted down and added the yellow Sweet Tart flavor to the strain already being smoked.

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New Broadsterdam BHO.
As for herb, the shop had about twenty strains, and without anyone waiting behind me in a line, my budtender went through everything with me. He clearly had spent his time in the grow room, rattling off strain genetics and lineages for not only the standards like Durban Poison and Sour Diesel, but also some of the strains he said the shop was creating in-house, including the crazy stew of White Widow, Lambs Breath, Haze, AK-47, and the Super Lemon Haze that is their Brainbuzz.

Page down for the rest of the review and photos.

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New Broadsterdam Herbal Alternatives

2560 S. Broadway, Denver, CO

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