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The chronic-le, May, 2016

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The chronic-le, May, 2016
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SCOTT LENTZ
14 Recreational Dispensaries
Our comprehensive guide to the state’s retail marijuana centers, by town.
30 Way to Grow!
Behind the scenes at MiNDFUL dispensary.
By Lindsey Bartlett
38 Medical Dispensaries
Our comprehensive guide to the state’s medical marijuana centers, by town.
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remember the first time I set foot inside a recreational marijuana dispensary. It was May 2014, and the pot shop was a highly awarded location, the Clinic Colorado. Smoking pot was nothing new to me, but buying weed legally certainly was. And the options! The options gave me a stoner hard-on that only Colorado could inspire at the time. After sniffing a few of the best examples of Bubba Kush, Girl Scout Cookies and Strawberry Cough
that I’d ever seen, I pulled out my wallet like an adolescent virgin at a strip club, eager to drop cash.
“So $50 should be enough for an eighth, right?” I asked the budtender.
“You’re about $23 short for the midtier stuff,” he said with an impressively straight face. After tax, the price was a total boner-kill: upwards of $70 or $80 for an eighth (3.5 grams) of flower. I called a friend and drove to his house, where he gave me four grams of base-
An eighth of flower at the Clinic has dropped in cost by almost half since 2014.
Retail flower prices have plummeted since 2014.
By Barbart Fuego
ment weed for $30, and I didn’t buy anything from a dispensary for the rest of the summer.
Two years later, that same dispensary charges $40 for the same amount of potent herb after tax, and that friend doesn’t even bother selling me eighths anymore.
After realizingthat people in Denver would just go back to buyingmarijuana illegally, the same way they did for generations, and facing increased competition as other retail stores opened, dispensaries have lowered their prices —big time. A recent report from pot data firm BDS Analytics listed the average price for a gram of flower (including single grams, eighths, quarters and so on) at $5.77 the week of 4/20 this year and $6.67 during the rest of April, down from an average of $8.86 in the first quarter of 2014, when recreational dispensaries were first allowed to open.
Andy Williams — president and CEO of Medicine Man and Medicine Man Technologies, a Denver recreational dispensary chain and marijuana-business consulting firm with over forty clients in fourteen states — says that like any other industry, continued on page 10
The Chronicle is published by Westword, 969 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203; the contents are copyright 2016 by Voice Media Group.
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6 ............. 14 Recreational Dispensaries Our comprehensive guide to the state's retail marijuana centers, by town. emember the first time I set foot inside a recreational marijuana dispensary. It was May 2014, and the pot shop was a highly awarded lo cation, the Clinic Colorado. Smoking pot was nothing new to me , but buying weed legally certainly was. And the options! The options gave me a stoner hard-on that only Colorado could inspireatthetime.Afte r sniffingafewof the best examples ofBubba Kush, Girl Scout Cookies and Strawberry Cough 30 Way to Grow! Behind thescenesatMiNDFUL dispensary. By Lindsey Bartlett that I'd ever seen, I pulled out my wallet like an adolescent virgin at a strip club, eager to drop cash. "So $50 should be enough for an eighth, right?" I asked the bud tender. "You 're about $23 short for the mid tier stuff," he said with an impressively straight face . After tax , the price was a total boner-kill : up wards of $70 or $80 for an eighth (3.5 grams) of flower. I called a friend and drove to his house , where he gave me four grams of base-38 Medical Dispensaries Our comprehensive guide to the state's medical marijuana centers, by town. Retail flower prices have plummeted since 2014. ment weed for $30, and I didn't buy anything from a dispensary for the rest of the summer. Two years later, that same dispensary charges $40 for the same amount of potent herb after tax, and that friend doesn't even bother selling me eighths anymore. After realizing that people in Denver wouldjustgo backto buying marijuana illegally, the same way they did for gen erations, and facing increased com petition as other retail stores opened , dispensaries have l owered their prices bigtime.A recent report from pot data firm BDS Analytics listed the average price for a gram of flower (including single grams, eighths, quarters and so on) at $5.77 the week of 4/20 this year and $6.67 during the rest of April, down from an average of $8.86 in the first quarter of2014, when recreational dispensaries were first allowed to open. Andy Williamspresident and CEO of Medicine Man and Medicine Man Technologies, a Denver recreational dis pensary chain and marijuana-business consulting firm with over forty clients in fourteen states says that like any other industry, continued on page 10 The Chronicle is published by Westward, 969 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203; the contents are copyright 2016 by Voice Media Group. THE CHRONICLE MAY 2016 I WESTWORD .COM