The following is a look at the variety of businesses and industries that have positioned themselves as resources for the medical marijuana industry. Each has marketed itself as offering a service useful to patients, caregivers or center owners. Please send any listings we missed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meili Sikora, CPA
1718 W. Colorado Ave., 633-8266
Always Buy Colorado Cannabis.org
Americans for Safe Access
1322 Webster St., #402, Oakland, CA, 510/251-1856, safeaccessnow.org
Colorado 420 Coalition
Colorado Springs Medical Cannabis Council
313 N. Tejon St., #9, 339-2606, csmcc-net.org
Coloradans 4 Cannabis Patient Rights
Colorado Springs, coloradans4cannabispatient-rights.org
Coloradans for Medical Marijuana Regulation
2801 E. Colfax Ave., #300, Denver, 303/335-0834, commr.org
NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws)
1600 K St. NW, #501, Washington, D.C., 888/676-6765, norml.org
SAFER (Safer Alternative for Enjoyable Recreation)
Denver, 303/861-0033, saferchoice.org
Denver, 720/890-4247, sensiblecolorado.org
Black & Graham, LLC
128 S. Tejon St., #410, 328-1616, blackgraham.com
Law Offices of Warren Edson
2801 E. Colfax Ave., #201, Denver, 303/831-8188, warrenedson.com
Charles T. Houghton
Matthew Linton and Ronald Nemirow
Kennedy Childs & Fogg, P.C.
633 17th St., #2200, Denver, 303/825-0434
104 S. Cascade Ave., #200, 473-5757, tegtmeierlawoffice.com
Robert Corry Law Office
600 17th St., Denver, 303/634-2244
Cannabis University of Colorado
Denver, 303/886-7998, cannabisuniversity.webs.com
From the beginner "All-in-1" class for $250 — which Cannibis University of Colorado's website assures "includes a friend" — to the $400 advanced class on the "why and how of hydroponic agriculture," to the $100 "Cooking With Medicine" and "Tincture Making" workshops, CUC has your green learning needs covered.
For $295, over two days, Los Angeles-based Greenway University will supply textbooks and education on topics such as "Understanding the Laws," "Becoming a Patient," "Opening a Dispensary" and "Grow Operation," among others. Look for guest speakers, growers and botanists.
White Rhino Electric
1810 S. Broadway, Denver, 303/282-8799, ganja-gourmet.com
Green Dragon Beverages
Healthy Creation Edibles
Mile High Ice Cream
731 N. Weber St., #215, 632-5219, acruxisagency.com
Gloria Ballton Agency
5376 Tomah Drive, #201, 548-8508, farmersagent.com/gballton
Kuffel, Collimore & Co.
1460 N. Farnsworth Ave., #5, Aurora, IL, 800/488-4302
Colorado Medical Management
118 N. Tejon St., suite 302, 440-2007
CMM describes its two physicians as "experts in adult pain management and treatment." Note that they meet the requirements of Amendment 20 and State Bill 10-109, and are unaffiliated with any local center.
Green Balance Medical Center
313 N. Tejon St., #11, 216-8367, greenbalancemedical.com
Located directly above Tony's Bar, Green Balance was founded by members of the Colorado Springs Medical Cannabis Council and a U.S. Army veteran, and solely handles medical recommendations. Appointments can also be scheduled on its website.
1255 Lake Plaza Drive, #250, 246-0393, coloradomedicalalternatives.com
Medical Alternatives says its mission "is to provide medical recommendations for the Colorado medical marijuana registry in a discreet, compassionate setting." Physician consultations cost $100.
Sunshine Wellness Center
31 N. Tejon St., #400, 632-6192, sunshinewellnesscenter.com
Sunshine provides doctor evaluations required by the Colorado Medical Marijuana Registry, offers massage and chiropractic services, and sells essential oils. Its staff can help with chronic pain, arthritis, nausea, fibromyalgia, hepatitis C and migraines, among other ailments.
Alpha Investigations & Security Services
825 N. Circle Drive, #205, 596-9926, alphaeagleeyes.com
Urban Armor Mobile Welding
2780 Templeton Park Circle, #35, 440-5379