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In June 2016 law HB 1261 went into effect now allowing recreational OUNCE purchases for residents and non-residents alike.Make your money go further and stop in today for an ounce of the city’s best flower!
AIDS Walk for Life
Saturday, August 20
@ Cheeseman Park
Glendale Bruises & Brews Beerfest
Saturday, August 27
@ Infinity Park
Cookies & Cream – Girl Scout Cookies x Starfighter
Genetically this strain is impressive. The potency of Girl Scout Cookies combined with the euphoria of Starfighter has resulted in a therapeutic powerhouse and favorite selection among many of our customers. A dense bud structure dusted in powdery white trichomes offers a visually enticing first impression, but what truly stands out about this strain is the scent. Vanilla, almost milky notes combined with nutty earthiness comprise a memorable and unique aromatic profile. A sweet nutty vanilla flavor nuanced with hints of pine and lemon gets you in the mood for dessert.
With potency levels in the upper twenties, less is certainly more. At low doses this strain shines for daytime use. We recommend light activity and gentle stimulation, a walk in the park or a home yoga session are well suited for the general sense of happiness and well-being that it evokes. Cookies & Cream is also ideal for light social use. Users can expect a calm and happy mind that is inspired toward creative thinking alongside a balanced, euphoric body high. This is a great morning strain that will give you just enough zest to blissfully go about your day. However, be careful not to consume too much, at higher doses Cookies & Cream will have you back in bed.
Medically this strain is excellent for those seeking long-lasting effective nausea and pain management. Residual effects of the high can last anywhere from 2-4 hours delivering a steady dose of relief that lasts. The high potency allows for flexibility in use, one hit will be sufficient to mask minor aches and pains whereas higher doses are able to handle more severe cases of discomfort. At high doses Cookies and Cream will effectively combat insomnia. The true hallmark of this strain, however, is the happiness that is inspires. Those suffering from depression will find true mental relief from the calm and happy mental state it offers. Tense or anxious individuals will enjoy the full body euphoria of the strain that has the soothing effect of relaxing muscle tension throughout the body.
Drink Pairing: Vanilla Latte
Local Hotspot: Aviano Coffee
244 Detroit St,
Denver, CO 80206
A vanilla latte seemed a natural choice to pair with the euphoric yet relaxed effects of Cookies & Cream. This is the perfect strain to pair with coffee in the morning. The effects of both become synergistic -the Cookies eliminating any muscle tension caused by caffeine and the coffee amplifying the strains happy euphoric effects.
Food Pairing: Ice Cream
Local Hotspot: Lik’s Ice Cream
2039 E 13th Ave,
Denver, CO 80206
Such a happy high deserves an equally bright and youthful food paring. Vanilla notes and ice cream go hand in hand and you can’t go wrong with ice cream from Lik’s. Aside from offering some of the best ice cream in town, Lik’s is conveniently located steps away from Cheeseman Park.
What’s In a Name? Cannabis v. Marijuana and the Stigma Surrounding Recreational Use
The word cannabis is the official scientific term for the genus that plays host to the sativa, indica and ruderalis plants. On the other hand, the term “marijuana” came to the US by way of Mexican migrant workers who used the term to describe the use of herbal cannabis as an intoxicant. In 1930, Henry Anslinger, head of the newly formed Federal Bureau of Narcotics, was responsible for regulating opium and cocaine. So as to expand the influence of this regulatory power, Anslinger channeled his efforts into a pot prohibition bill where the term “marijuana” was intentionally used to focus the discussion on the recreational dimension of its use. Though at the time “cannabis” and “hemp” were common terms within a medical and industrial context, this new wording distanced the plant from these applications.
The word “marijuana” came to be associated instead with its use as an intoxicant as it was initially referenced among Mexican migrant workers. Latinos, African Americans, and Filipinos were negatively portrayed as recreational “marijuana” users in the media during a time of heightened racial tension within society. The tactical use of a unifying label allowed Anslinger to link race to the act of using the herb as an intoxicant. In this way he provided a framework for the public to systematically vilify recreational cannabis use.
This systematic targeting combined with widespread distribution of William Randolf Hearst’s newspaper empire helped to form a sharp rift within the space of public opinion in the debate surrounding recreational cannabis use. “Marijuana” was referenced repeatedly in nationally syndicated columns which helped to transform the term into the most widely used word for the cannabis plant to this day. Although the origins of the word “marijuana” have been somewhat lost to the general public, advocates of the industry hope to combat the negative stigma of recreational cannabis use and refocus the conversation back on the medical and industrial uses of the plant by recovering the scientific term “cannabis” once again.
Trivia Q&A is BACK!
Question: What causes the yellow pigmentation in cannabis?
Answer: Both environment and genetics play a role in the coloration of a cannabis plant, so many of you were correct in identifying a nitrogen deficiency as a potential environmental cause of the yellow pigmentation. However, the answer we were seeking is caused more by genetic factors. Anthocyanins, a family of flavonoids, are known as the genetic building blocks that contribute to a plants color profile. Plants with high anthocyanin levels tend to express purple, red and blue pigments as the plant matures and begins to shut off its chlorophyll production from exposure to cold or other environmental conditions. These pigments are the cause of the cool shades expressed in blueberries, eggplants and grapes among other deeply hued vegetation.
On the other hand, plants with will low anthocyanin levels often are host to another family of molecules called carotenoids, which are found in abundance in yams, mangos, papaya and other brightly colored plants. These organic pigments will offer a golden earthy yellow tint in the cannabis plant’s final weeks of flowering and are the official answer to last week’s trivia question. Congratulations to Dan for getting the correct answer!!
August Trivia Question:
What cannabinoid helps suppress epileptic fits, acts as an appetite suppressant and aids bone growth?
*The first three winners with the correct answer will receive a half-priced eighth of their choice! Please submit your answer to email@example.com for a chance to win.