Medical marijuana dispensary review: MMD of Colorado in Denver
Most of the time, I find dispensaries from friend suggestions. This time, it was Google maps -- more specifically, a street-view image of a hippie walking out of the dispensary and clearly being surprised to see the Googlemobile. Pan to the northeast a frame, and homie is flipping the camera the bird.
That doesn't really have anything do with MMD, but it was reason enough for me to stop by -- just to get a look at where Bird Man was caught on candid Internet camera.
MMD ColoradoLooking at the place now, you wouldn't recognize it from the map. The vinyl banner has been replaced with an actual MMD of Colorado sign on the front, and shelves of pimped-out pipes in the Mad Hatter Smokeshop now occupy the vacant space next door. Even when across-the-street neighbor Casselman's isn't having an event, parking can be a bitch, but there are loads of spots around the side along the spray-painted mural.
2609 Walnut St.
Denver, CO 80205
Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
Raw marijuana price range: $25/eighth-ounce, $150/ounce. Members get 10 percent off purchase, 20 percent discount on purchases over an ounce, and monthly $5 eighths.
Other types of medicine: BHO, CO2 oil, hash, edibles, tinctures, lotions, drinks.
Online menu? Yes.
Some overly dramatic Edward Norton movie played on the TV hung on the wall facing the couches and coffee table, and a few snacks were set up on the bar below the screen, for people who perpetually have the munchies. After signing over some paperwork and waiting for the woman working behind the security-glass window to copy my ID and card, I was let back through to the weed-stinky bud bar.
Herb is kept in glass jars on smudgy glass shelves in a black display counter that makes a small "L" in the middle of the room. There were about nine or ten jars on display during my visit, most all of them with the same shaky, packed-full look that jars at all discount/bulk places like MMD seem to have. The few edibles from EdiPure and Incredibles were kept on the other end of the counter setup. Nothing huge, but the shop did have four or five different chocolate bars from Incredibles -- and I've heard nothing but great things about them, specifically the Blueberry Bliss bar. Also available were large jars of THC-infused topical rub selling for $10 a pop -- about half what I've seen at other dispensaries lately.
Herb sells for $25 an eighth and $150 an ounce to non-members, so it's no secret that MMD moves a lot of herb. There was also a discount strain of the day: a jar full of wispy, early Grapefruit selling for $20 an eighth. I skipped it and the jar full of discount shake, opting instead to check out the hash and full-priced buds.
Hash was kept in smaller jars on a bookshelf along the back wall, with four strain-specific bubble hashes and one blend on hand. My purple-haired budtender said MMD normally carries wax but was out during my visit. The sand-like crumbles of the icewater hash at $10 a gram was too good to pass up, though. Unlike the buds, which were on par with warehouse-quality, $150 offerings elsewhere in town, the hash was worth a second look.
Hash from MMD.
At home over a screen, it mostly burned down to a fine, powdery white ash, although a few of the large chunks sizzled and melted slightly with a full, deliciously earthy hit. I opted for the Power Plant hash to match the flowers I brought home, but ended up enjoying the hash much, much more than the buds themselves.
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