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CannaBiz: Another honor for Strawberry Fields 

Strawberry Fields' day

After taking silver and bronze for Best Dispensary and Best Edibles, respectively, in our citywide Best Of competition last year, Strawberry Fields Alternative Health and Wellness (3404 W. Colorado Ave., strawberryfieldsmmj.com) scored an award sought-after across the state: Best Overall Collective in Colorado, as voted on by weedmaps.com users.

The award came as part of the website's inaugural Cannabis Classic, held at the Spring Gathering in San Bernardino, Calif., last weekend. Strawberry Fields beat six other well-established dispensaries in Boulder and Denver.

"It's a great deal," says Fields co-owner Mike (last name withheld). "Any time we can be recognized by the people that come into our shop and leave us anonymous reviews that we have no control over, and it turns into such a positive thing, to us, that's what gets us out of bed every morning."

Weedmaps.com Front Range manager Conor Hayo says centers competing in Colorado and California were chosen from listings that generated the most traffic on the site.

"We're really happy to have someone out from Colorado Springs able to represent for the industry out there," says Hayo. "I love what Strawberry Fields has going on there. I really think they deserved it, and they're doing a good thing, and we really like that."

In the near future, the center will announce a week's worth of discounted medication in celebration.

Keef crumbs

• Congratulations to Tyla Reimers, owner of Canna Caregivers (3220 N. Academy Blvd., #4, 597-6685) and The Canna Center (2306 N. Powers Blvd., #100, 597-9333), who took home four awards — winning first for Skunk #1 and Head Band — at the Best Meds competition, held at this past weekend's Green Leaf Expo.

• The El Paso county commissioners will take up its delayed consideration of finalized county guidelines at its meeting today, June 16, at 9 a.m. in the third-floor hearing room of the County Office Building (27 E. Vermijo Ave., bcc.elpasoco.com).

Westword reported last week that Matt Cook, director of enforcement for the Colorado Department of Revenue, has retired, and plans to consult within the medical marijuana industry nationwide. A successor has not yet been appointed.

• MMJ center Hydroponic Creations is threatening to sue Garfield County over its moratorium on new businesses in unincorporated territories, reports the Glenwood Springs Post Independent. Meanwhile, voters in Longmont may get a chance in November to overturn a city law shuttering MMJ centers; backers must collect the required 5,300 signatures by June 27, says the Longmont Times-Call.

  • Also: Awards for Canna Caregivers, county to meet on MMJ issues and more.

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