Medical marijuana dispensary review: Sticky Buds in Denver
I like sticky buds -- like when you're in the mood to roll and you start picking one apart, and it leaves your fingers feeling like they've been super-glued. The kind of sticky that you have to wipe your hands off before you reach for the paper or you'll rip it the first time. The kind of sticky that leaves funky odors stuck to your fingers (and clothes) for hours afterward. And, most important, relief that sticks with you. I also generally liked Sticky Buds, though the shop's actual buds didn't quite live up to its name.
Sticky BudsThe dispensary is in the space formerly occupied by Delta 9 Alternative Medicine -- before that crew split and left behind a sagging banner that stayed out front for months. The new owners have changed up as much as they can, but a few things remain the same, including the shared entrance with the tattoo parlor next door. The girl working the counter of the tattoo parlor looked up from her magazine, sizing me up. I cut her glare short by making a turn to the right into the dispensary lobby instead of to the left and into her shop.
2262 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80210
Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
Raw marijuana price range: $25-35/eighth-ounce, $200/ounce cap
Other types of medicine: BHO, edibles
Online menu? No.
A patient was ahead of me in line, so I hung out in the lobby while he finished up. Whereas the entryway to the dispensary used to be a sort of dead space for Delta 9, it's been turned into the waiting room for Sticky Buds. I took a seat and flipped through a few of the pot-centric magazines on the counter and snagged a pocketful of Dum Dum Suckers for my drive home.
The rest of the dispensary's layout has changed quite a bit, too. Fresh carpet and a coat of earthy green paint on the walls inside really changes the place and makes it feel new. Which it is: It's only been open for the last six weeks as a sister shop to Alameda Wellness. My budtender said that the herb on the Sticky Buds shelf comes from a new grow, however.
Bubba Kush from Sticky Buds.
The receptionist/budtender started to tell me about the way the shop came together, but trailed off as he copied my paperwork and never finished his story -- muttering something about restructuring and the former owners abandoning the shop.
I nodded, smiled and walked over to the L-shaped glass countertop about halfway back in the room, blocking off what used to be a patient waiting room in the old Delta 9 shop. One counter is full of cheap Chinese glass-looking hand pipes and assorted candy edibles. The other half is filled with jars of herb. The top shelf in the shop is occupied, appropriately, by top-shelf buds that go for $35 an eighth. The two shelves on the bottom hold the $25/eighth-level strains. There was also a huge peanut jug of trim and shake that sold for less -- though I never got an ounce price out of the dude.
Hash selection was either a blended BHO made by Colorado Concentrates from Sticky Buds trim or a strain-specific Golden Goat, also made by Colorado Concentrates. The strain-specific was flaky and borderline powdery, with a lemon/black-pepper nose-tickling odor, whereas the blended was a darker, putty-like substance that was generically hashy on all fronts.
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