Medical marijuana dispensary review: Lyons Finest II in Denver

Courtesy of Lyons Finest Facebook page
Lyons Finest II shop had escaped my radar until last week, when I was browsing Weed Maps and saw that it had a decent rating and reviews from customers. I've also got this theory that the farther north you go in Colorado, the better the bud gets -- and by that logic, a shop from Lyons should have good herb.

Yes, that's about as scientific as my selection process gets.

See also: Medical marijuana dispensary review: Healing House in Denver

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Medical marijuana dispensary review: Healing House in Denver

Urban Cannabis used to have a cut of Cherry Cola that 100 percent lived up to its name. It was a great example, and for some reason it crossed my mind a few months back to pick up an eighth of it. But Urban Cannabis is no more, apparently. I realized that as I pulled up and saw the Healing House name on the front. I didn't immediately make the connection to the shop I reviewed in Lakewood last year; I was too distracted by the wonderfully greasy odors of Crown Burger Plus next door. But I didn't want to waste the gas to go somewhere else -- so I stopped in to see how Healing House is doing in its second location.

See also: Medical marijuana dispensary review: DANK Colorado in Denver

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Marijuana: Maryjane's cannabis social club still closed after police raid
Photo by Thomas Mitchell
The sign still says "Open," but Maryjane's has been closed since Denver police entered the building last month.
On Friday, June 27, several Denver police officers entered Maryjane's 420 Shop and Social Club, at 539 West 43rd Avenue, and issued citations to some of its members. The club has been closed ever since and comments from his spokesperson suggest that Denver Mayor Michael Hancock would like it to stay that way.

See also: Marijuana: Cory Gardner to be targeted for vote against defunding federal MMJ raids

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Cannabis leaders of the future: Murphy Murri

Murri's Facebook profile
Murphy Murri (right), seen here with cannabis advocate Jenny Kush, isn't shy about her love of the plant.
Some people are just meant for certain professions. Michael Jordan was meant to play basketball, Bill Gates was meant to program software, and the kid who stole your trading cards in grade school was meant to be a felon.

Murphy Murri was meant to sell cannabis to Colorado.

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Medical marijuana dispensary review: DANK Colorado in Denver

I had some friends in town from Texas last weekend. And while concerts at Red Rocks were the reason they flew into town, you wouldn't have known it by their excitement over buying recreational pot legally in the United States for the very first time.

I didn't go with them -- that was their moment to enjoy. But when they came back to my place with jars of herb from DANK, I realized I had missed out. Two years have passed since I first visited the shop, and it's apparently grown up. A lot.

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Medical marijuana dispensary review: Metro Cannabis on Colfax

Metro Cannabis isn't really known for much. It is generally seen by patients as a warehouse shop with warehouse-quality buds and nothing to really offer someone who wants true variety and well-grown herb. It's a low-rent shop set up along a rough stretch of Colfax that relies on walk-in traffic from the neighborhood.

All of that may be true, but none of it seems to matter. People were lined up inside to buy what Metro Cannabis had to sell anyway.

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Marijuana: The pros and cons of crowd-funding pot apps

Dispence2U's Indiegogo Page
Dispence2U hopes to be running by next year.
Crowd funding sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo have revolutionized the way new businesses start up.

But are they ready to help combine marijuana and mobile technology? The folks behind AbacaRX and Dispensed2U hope so.

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Medical marijuana dispensary review: Medicinal Wellness Center in Mountain View

The name of Medicinal Wellness Center sounded so generic that after I noticed it the other day online, I couldn't recall if I had been there before, a long time ago, or hadn't been there at all.

Turns out I was right on both fronts, sort of.

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Cannabis Time Capsule 1929: Colorado makes selling and growing pot a felony

Editor's note: William Breathes is off today. In his absence, we bring you a classic installment of Colorado Cannabis Time Capsule that's even more intriguing than it was upon its original publication in 2012.

The Colorado legislature had passed laws making marijuana a misdemeanor in 1917, with fines up to $100 and a possible month in the pokey. But with what was seen as a growing menace on their hands, Colorado lawmakers again took up criminalizing marijuana possession in 1929 -- writing laws that would pretty much stick with the state to this day with a few minor alterations to penalties along the way.

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Medical marijuana dispensary review: Boulder Botanics in Boulder

I used to love the summertime in Boulder. It meant that a huge chunk of the college population went back to Connecticut or California or Texas or wherever they were from and left the tiny college town feeling tiny again. Apparently, that is no more. There is gridlock everywhere, even on random Monday afternoons.

Driving to the area is a chore now, with nearly every inch of U.S. 36 under bottlenecking construction -- and trying to get around in Boulder proper has become a joke. But the buds at Boulder Botanics make the hassles of Front Range travel all worthwhile.

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