Race for the cure
Sept. 5 brought the opening of Medibis (3701 N. Nevada Ave., 633-8882) in the old Post Time Greyhound Park.
Eli Kwon's center offers 18 organic, soil-grown strains — the owner recommends its heavy-sativa Jack Herer — and edibles like Cheeba Chews. Various strains are discounted monthly to around $22, even for non-members, while members receive daily specials like 4-gram eighths on Mondays, 10 percent off eighths on Tuesdays, $200 ounces on Wednesdays, and $25 eighths on Fridays.
• Come in-costume to either Pure Medical (puremedicalcolorado.com) center between Thursday, Oct. 27 and Monday, Oct. 31 and make a purchase of at least $35, and staff will take your picture and put it on Facebook. The person with the most "likes" in the next two weeks will receive a 28-gram cola from the next harvest, while second- and third-place winners will each get a vaporizer. Also, anybody who participates in the online voting gets $5 off their next purchase of $35 or more.
• Westside Wellness Center (2200 Bott Ave., westsidebuds.com) is throwing its second Grim Creeper's Jack-O-Lantern Contest from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29. The event's free and open to the public, and features prizes for winning carvers, games and lunch; call to reserve your pumpkin.
PBS and MMJ
Though it premiered in February, we recently became aware of a documentary from Montana PBS that "reveals how cannabis acts on the brain and in the body to treat nausea, pain, epilepsy and potentially even cancer." Clearing the Smoke: The Science of Cannabis (tinyurl.com/pbsmmj) includes testimony from federal medical marijuana patient Irvin Rosenfeld, who's been receiving 300 joints a month from the government for the past 28 years.
Rosenfeld will be in Colorado Springs on Nov. 18 for a book-signing tour, stopping at Cannabis Therapeutics, Bijou Wellness Center and Southern Colorado Medical Marijuana. See coloradoconnect.wordpress.com/events for more details.
Find out where the Colorado MMJ industry might be headed by attending iComply's Medical Cannabis Discussion Forum and Luncheon on Nov. 11. Fifty bucks gets you lunch at the Warehouse Restaurant and Gallery (25 W. Cimarron St., complywithme.com), where local attorney Clifton Black, advocate Tanya Garduno and others are expected to speak. RSVP by Nov. 4.
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