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Fall 2012: MMJ Centers 

Acme Smoke

Strains: 20

Central: 1202 E. Fillmore St., 219-5766, acmesmoke.com

Top strain: Blue Dream

Top edible: Fat Daddy's

If you miss it next to Yakibob's, look for the huge sign. At Acme, you'll find the usual suspects offered — and 15 kinds of clones. "They're Blue Dream clones, and they're huge and unbelievable," says manager Jocelyn (last name withheld).

Advance Cure for Vera Bestura

Strains: 27

Old Colorado City: 2755 Ore Mill Road, #13, 505-8288, verabestura.com

Top strain: Carnival

Top edible: Cheeba Chews

Advance Cure for Vera Bestura offers organic medicine, as well as edibles, tinctures, rubs and accessories.

Alternative Medicine Colorado Springs

Strains: 24

OCC: 2606 W. Colorado Ave., 358-6955

Top strain: White Fire OG Kush

Top edible: Dr. J's Hash Infused Medical Edibles

Expect to find glassware and accessories, as well as hash, hash oils, edibles and tinctures. Grams start at $7, and eighths at $25. Members receive at least 20 percent off at all times; also find discounts for seniors and those who serve in the military.

Altitude Organic Medicine

Strains: 10

Downtown: 523 S. Tejon St., 313-9841

Top strain: Bubble Gum

Top edible: Chai High Tea

In response to letters sent by the Colorado U.S. Attorney's office, Altitude moved off the west side to a downtown location, across from McCabe's Tavern. It still offers all organic strains, tinctures, lotions, earwax hash and edibles. If spliffs are your thing, find a variety of large joints.

Amendment 20 Caregivers

Strains: 14

Central: 2727 Palmer Park Blvd., 375-5610, amendment20cos.com

Top strain: New York Power Diesel

Top edible: Cheeba Chews

Located in the concrete-heavy shopping center that also holds Extreme Bargains, Amendment 20 offers low prices for all. Find pipes, edibles and massage oils, among other offerings, in a "homey, roomy environment," says one employee.

American Wellness Center

Strains: 20

OCC: 3632 W. Colorado Ave., 630-5075, americanwellnesscenter.org

Top strain: Cherry AK-47

Top edible: Brownies

Reza Hassani's American Wellness Center offers members free eighths from among its strains every two months, as well as a 3.7-gram of cannabis with every purchase of an eighth.

Best Budz

Strains: 20

Academy (North): 4132 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 598-0168, bestbudz.mmjiq.com

Top strain: Blue Widow

Top edible: Mile High Chocolate

Located on the northeast corner of Austin Bluffs Parkway and Academy Boulevard, Best Budz provides edibles, drinks, hash, tinctures and a large assortment of glassware. All members of the center get $60 quarters.

Bijou Wellness Center

Strains: 12

Central: 2132 E. Bijou St., 465-2407, bijouwellnesscenter.com

Top strain: Pineapple Express

Top edible: Mountain High Suckers

Military-veteran-owned Bijou Wellness Center offers edibles, infused products, high-end organic strains and a variety of therapies. Look for a focus on servicing the needs of veterans and active military members, as well as specials on Facebook.

Briargate Wellness Center

Strains: 45

Academy (North): 890 Dublin Blvd., Suite C, 598-3510, briargatewellnesscenter.com

Top strain: Cataract Kush

Top edible: Cheeba Chews

Joe DiFabio's BWC is a fully licensed center, offering edibles, tinctures, creams and lotions. Also find hash oil, keef and $25 grams, or $80 eighths, of Caviar.

Broadmoor Wellness Center

Strains: 25

Southgate: 1414 S. Tejon St., 634-0420, broadmoorwellnesscenter.com

Top strain: Bruce Banner

Top edible: Cheeba Chews

The center just south of downtown offers a spa-like atmosphere where you can find candies, vaporizers, tinctures, hash caps, lotions, balms and more. Members receive discounted edibles and access to exclusive strains.

Canna Caregivers

Strains: 20 to 30

Academy (North): 3220 N. Academy Blvd., #4, 597-6685

Top strain: Super Lemon Haze

Top edible: Dr. J's Hash Infused Medical Edibles

The Canna Center

Strains: 30 to 40

Powers: 2306 N. Powers Blvd., 597-9333

Top strain: Headband

Top edible: Canna Chews

Canna Caregivers offers a one-stop-shop experience, growing more than 70 strains and selling a large variety of edibles and concentrates. The Canna Center, under the same ownership, also has a large selection of glassware and accessories.

Canna Meds Wellness Center

Strains: 15 to 20

Academy (North): 2363 N. Academy Blvd., 638-6337, cannamedswellnesscenter.com

Top strain: Island Sweet Skunk

Top edible: Canna Chews

Billed as "a full wellness center," CMWC offers all the usual lotions and balms, pipes, jewelry, hash and edibles. Five to seven different strains are typically harvested every week, so the stock is "constantly revolving," says owner Chris Rice. Eighths of top-shelf meds typically run around $30 for members and $40 for non-members.

Cannabicare

Strains: 15

Powers: 1466 Woolsey Heights, 573-2262, cannabicare.com

Top strain: Kong

Top edible: The Growing Kitchen

Located near Peterson Air Force Base, Cannabicare is offering $30 to $35 eighths for members, and smoking accessories and edibles. Some specials: At the end of the week comes "fatty Friday," and every Saturday and Sunday non-members receive member pricing, for which first-time patients are always eligible.

Cannabis Therapeutics

Strains: 60

Central: 907 E. Fillmore St., 633-7124, cannabistherapeutics.net

Top strain: Blue Dream Haze

Top edible: Pound cake

Cannabis Therapeutics offers $21 top-shelf eighths, and daily specials including eighths starting at $12 (both prices available to members of the center). Also find a variety of infused products like medicated bubble bath, edibles like bubble gum, and a variety of smoking accessories, all sent out the door in odor-proof, waterproof bags.

Crossroads MMC

Strains: 15

Central: 176 Talamine Court, #110, 219-0054, crossroadsmmc.com

Top strain: Blue Dream

Top edible: Dr. J's Hash Infused Medical Edibles

Owner Triton Gulczynski, whose center is tucked away in an industrial park, says to look for a full lineup of edibles, $10 grams, and a variety of daily specials.

A Cut Above

Strains: 20 to 25

Central: 1150 E. Fillmore St., 434-1665

Top strain: Original Diesel

Top edible: Edi-Pure Edibles

Strains: 48

Academy (South): 3750 Astrozon Blvd., #140, 391-5099

Top strain: Bubba Kush

Top edible: Gaia's Garden

At both locations, A Cut Above offers a waiting room featuring a big-screen TV and leather couches, leading into a separate space containing edibles, tinctures, hash, joints and medical pain relievers. Find a newly installed ATM at the center on Astrozon Boulevard.

Doctors Orders

Strains: 10

Central: 2106 E. Boulder St., 634-8808, 719doctor.com

Top strain: Blue Dream

Top edible: Dr. J's Hash Infused Medical Edibles

Doctors Orders offers glassware, earwax hash, stash boxes and a variety of edibles. Member pricing includes $30 eighths, $60 quarters and $205 ounces.

Eagle's Nest Wellness Center

Strains: 30

Cascade: 8455 W. U.S. Hwy. 24, 687-2928, eaglesnestwellnesscenter.com

Top strain: Romulan

Top edible: Blue Kudu

Eagle's Nest Wellness Center, located in the old Swiss Miss building, offers holistic and naturopathic medicines. There's also a dispensary, which the religion of Ho'ala Huna considers a natural offshoot of its practice, as well as an extensive selection of glass pipes and hash.

Enlightened Care

Strains: 20

Northwest/Rockrimmon: 757 W. Garden of the Gods Road, 531-7079

Top strain: Vortex

Top edible: Cheeba Chews

Behind the Wendy's lies Enlightened Care, which one employee describes as a "café-style" center, with a coffee bar, waiting room and a showcase of different medications. First-time customers receive a pre-roll and member pricing.

EZ Natural Alternatives

Strains: 15

Central: 3475 Pine Tree Square, Unit E, 694-9384, eznaturalalternatives.blogspot.com

Top strain: Caviar

Top edible: Edi-Pure Edibles

Located just south of the Wal-Mart on East Platte Avenue, EZ Natural Alternatives offers members eighths at $26.88, with first-time customers also receiving that pricing.

FRAM

Strains: 14

Central: 5913 N. Nevada Ave., 213-0118, 719fram.com

Top strain: Hog

Top edible: Chai High Tea

Front Range Alternative Medicines has daily specials and offers earwax hash, edibles, vaporizers, bongs, glass pipes and dab nails.

Green Earth Wellness Center

Strains: 20

OCC: 519 N. 30th St., 633-6337, greenearthwellnesscenter.com

Top strain: OG Kush

Top edible: Mountain Medicinals' gummies

Green Earth folks say they specialize in higher-end medicines and edibles, but beyond that you'll find a full line of rubs, tinctures and related items in a space with an art-gallery feel.

The Green House

Strains: 35

West side: 410 S. Eighth St., Unit B, 344-5996, thegreenhousecs.com

Top strain: Herijuana

Top edible: The Growing Kitchen

After a move to South Eighth Street prompted by a need for more space, TGH has added a second register and a larger selection of everything, says manager Jordyn Van Metre. You can still find an on-site notary, lots of hash and Caviar, and a wide range of edibles.

Green Pharm

Strains: 20

Central: 325 Delaware Drive, 591-2070

Top strain: Blue Dream

Top edible: Brownies

Co-owner Gary [last name withheld] says the center offers "quality products at low prices" as well as "professional, friendly staff." Find grams starting at $6.75, eighths at $21.60 and ounces at $162, as well as edibles, accessories and more.

GrowLife

Strains: 15 to 20

Downtown: 219 W. Colorado Ave., #106, 635-1700, growlifecolorado.com

Top strain: Electric Avenue

Top edible: OMGs

GrowLife says its strains are 100 percent organic, hand-trimmed and soil-based, from exclusive growers unique to the center. Price-wise, all eighths are less than $40 with caregiver designation, and GrowLife is now accepting debit cards.

Happy Buddha Wellness

Strains: 6 to 10

Academy (North): 3612 Galley Road, 638-1888

Top strain: Sugar Haze

Top edible: Discreet Treats

Owned by Terry Cullen, Happy Buddha Wellness offers a pleasant atmosphere and a private location, next to offices for a dentist and massage therapist. Look for $25 eighths and $185 ounces on all strains, for members.

Hawaiian Herbal Health Center

Strains: 7

Academy (North): 3729 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 522-4442, hawaiianherbalhealth.com

Top strain: Sour Diesel

Top edible: Brownies

Located down the road from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, the center offers "a warm tropical feeling and plenty of 'aloha,' along with being discreet," says one employee. Find some new strains from a recent harvest, as well as medicated spa products, tinctures, hash, balms and Hawaiian souvenirs.

The Healing Canna

Strains: 20

Academy (North): 3692 E. Bijou St., 637-7645, thehealingcanna.com

Top strain: Organic 719

Top edible: Canna Punch Bold

Once you make it through its low-profile entrance, the Healing Canna offers a large, well-lit waiting area for patients. Also find punch cards that offer an eighth for $5 after 12 are purchased; a "reefer-a-friend" program, wherein both parties receive $20 eighths; daily Web updates; and text-message specials.

The Healthy Connections

Strains: 12

OCC: 1602 W. Colorado Ave., 203-6004

Top strain: Lemon Skunk

Top edible: Edi-Pure Edibles

The Healthy Connections offers roughly 20 strains and a wide selection of keef. Plus, find a punch-card promotion where your eighth eighth-of-an-ounce is just a dollar.

Heavenly Medical Caregivers

Strains: 25

Academy (North): 5323 Montebello Lane, 598-8218

Top strain: Kilo

Top edible: Fantastic Brownies

Employees say 100 percent of the medication at Heavenly Medical Caregivers is grown indoors using a hydroponic system.

H.E.M.P.

Strains: 13

Central: 700 Juanita St., 635-4367, hempcos.qwestoffice.net

Top strain: Agent Orange

Top edible: Sweet Grass Kitchen

Higher Elevation Medical Products calls a location behind Fargo's Pizza Co., home. Deals include $50 quarters of Dairy Queen; brownies for $5; and Cheeba Chews for $8.

The Hemp Center

Strains: 8 to 15

OCC: 2501 W. Colorado Ave., 633-1611, the-hemp-center.com

Top strain: Hong Kong

Top edible: Dr. J's Hash Infused Medical Edibles

Co-owner Jim [last name withheld] says members receive a gram and joint after signing up, 5-gram eighths thereafter, and an eighth on their birthday. "We have an RN on staff and an herbalist," says Jim, adding: "We make our own salves, lotions and candy," not to mention their own fertilizer.

The Herb Shoppe

Strains: 8 to 20

OCC: 3020 W. Colorado Ave., 634-6337, herbshoppemmj.com

Top strain: Razzle Dazzle

Top edible: Cheeba Chews

Owned by husband-and-wife team Ashley and Kasey Knutson, THS offers $25 eighths on select strains to all patients, and 10 percent off edibles to members. Also find clones, earwax hash, hash oil and bubble hash.

Humboldt Care and Wellness Center

Strains: 10

Powers: 6823 Space Village Ave., 597-4292, us-hcwc.com

Top strain: White Fire

Top edible: Edi-Pure Edibles

Strains: 10

West side: 1324 W. Garden of the Gods Road

Top strain: White Fire

Top edible: Edi-Pure Edibles

Members who have just joined receive a $25 credit, and can take advantage of $25 eighths ($35 for nonmembers). "As far as edibles," says one employee, "we do have a lot of edibles."

Indispensary

Strains: 40 to 60

OCC: 3044 W. Colorado Ave., 203-4592, indispensary.com

Top strain: Blue Baboon

Top edible: Fireberry Candy Bar

Strains: 50

Central: 3031 E. Platte Ave.

Top strain: Bubba Kush

Top edible: Dr. J's Hash Infused Medical Edibles

Sister to Independent Records, Indispensary combines more than 30 years of customer service experience with a high-altitude, all-organic cultivation facility. Look for more than 30 varieties of keef.

JP Wellness

Strains: 80

Academy (South): 1741 S. Academy Blvd., 622-1000

Top strain: Silver Kush

Top edible: Mountain High Medibles

JP Wellness features a revolving lineup of strains; "a helpful, knowledgeable staff," says one employee; and edibles and concentrates. All first-time customers receive a 20 percent discount on their total purchase.

Levity Wellness

Strains: 15 to 30

Central: 426 W. Fillmore St., 266-5463, levitywellness.com

Top strain: Lemon Skunk

Top edible: Growing Kitchen

Levity is all about the discounts: On Mondays and Fridays, nonmembers get a joint with any purchase of an eighth (and the same deal applies Monday through Friday for members). There's also an eighth for those who refer patients; a buy-one-get-one eighth for the new member; 20 percent off on your first visit; and more.

Maggie's Farm

Strains: 30

Southgate: 1424 S. Nevada Ave., 328-0420

Top strain: N/A

Top edible: Dr. J's Hash Infused Medical Edibles

Strains: 30

Penrose: 880 Marilyn Road, 719/372-1014

Top strain: N/A

Top edible: Dr. J's Hash Infused Medical Edibles

Owner Bill [last name withheld] says his center offers a full line of hybrid indica-sativa strains, as well as a variety of edibles. "My focus on this thing is meds," he says. "We're trying to be straight-up and simple."

Marimeds

Strains: 20

Downtown: 222 E. Moreno Ave., 634-8285

Top strain: Sour Diesel

Top edible: Cheeba Chews

The home of the Blue Cheese strain, Marimeds offers specials that include: Spend $100 and get a $10 store credit, and $215 ounces.

Marisol Therapeutics

Strains: 20

Pueblo West: 922 Kimble Drive, 719/547-4000, marisolmed.com

Top strain: Orange Kush

Top edible: Mountain High Medibles

Marisol offers an extensive line of edibles and topicals. Eighths of strains — like its Knee High Grape strain, described as "more of an indica" — run around $25 for members.

Medibis

Strains: 35

Central: 3701 N. Nevada Ave., 633-8882

Top strain: Yumboldt-47

Top edible: Dr. J's Hash Infused Medical Edibles

Located at the old greyhound racing track on North Nevada Avenue, Medibis offers strains grown in-house, as well as rotating daily specials for current members and credit for those who refer new ones. Look for eighths priced from $15 to $35.

Medical Cannabis Caregivers

Strains: 25 to 30

Academy (North): 6020 Erin Park Drive,264-6337, mccaregivers.com

Top strain: L.S.D.

Top edible: Edi-Pure Edibles

MC Caregivers sells cannabis, accessories, a wide range of edibles and topical lotions and oils. Instead of specials, look for member prices like $33 for eighths and $200 for ounces, of anything on the shelf; first-time customers also receive that pricing.

Mile High Holistics

Strains: 20

Palmer Lake: 198 County Line Road, 487-0901, milehighholistics.com

Top strain: Deadhead OG

Top edible: Phoenix Tears

In an environment that co-owner Susie Breward calls "a groovy, little upscale spot," Mile High Holistics offers medication, as well as a large selection of edibles, balms and accessories. As for specials, Mile High runs a different one every day of the week.

Mountain Med Club

Strains: 20

OCC: 22 S. Chestnut St., 599-4180

Top strain: White Fire

Top edible: The Growing Kitchen

Mountain Med Club describes itself as a "premier connoisseur dispensary." Find edibles, natural rolling papers, storage containers and hand-blown glass pipes.

Mountain Medicals

Strains: 34

Divide: 11505 W. U.S. Hwy. 24, 357-9893, mountainmedicals.com

Top strain: Chemdawg 91

Top edible: Twirling Hippy Confections

Mountain Medicals, where organic marijuana's grown in soil, offers discounts to those who designate it as their center. Look for a large variety of edibles and hash.

Natural Mystic Cannabis Caregivers

Strains: 20 to 30

Downtown: 416 E. Colorado Ave., #101, 203-5094

Top strain: Tora Bora

Top edible: Mountain High Suckers

Locally owned Natural Mystic offers a discreet downtown location with roughly 30 top-shelf strains — including its Tora Bora strain, which took third place in last year's Medical Cannabis Cup for its high CBD concentration — as well as a variety of edibles.

NaturaLeaf

Strains: 14

Downtown: 907 S. Tejon St., 630-7300, thenaturaleaf.com

Top strain: Somango

Top edible: Dr. J's Hash Infused Medical Edibles

Look for literature on a variety of health issues and $8 grams. Otherwise, you will find keef and hash made in-house, as well as tinctures, balms, salves and edibles.

Nature's Way Wellness Center

Strains: 20

Academy (North): 5012 N. Academy Blvd., 531-6337

Top strain: Skywalker OG Kush

Top edible: Growing Kitchen

All customers can get specials on eighths for as low as $25, single-strain ounces for $175, or a mix-and-match deal for $190; first-time customers can purchase an eighth of any strain for $25. Also find edibles as well as vitamins, hash, pipes and joints.

Original Cannabis Growers

Strains: 12

Central: 2625 E. St. Vrain St., Unit A, 475-9333

Top strain: UK Cheese

Top edible: Keef Cola

OCG offers $25 eighths and $7.15 "grade A" grams, says owner Paul Elias. Keef and infused products are also available. "We're a simple center, but we keep it real," says Elias.

Pain Management Solutions

Strains: 15

Southgate: 1022 S. Royer St., 473-0279, pmsmedicalmarijuana.com

Top strain: Kush 18

Top edible: Dr. J's Hash Infused Medical Edibles

Located just south of downtown, near the train tracks and warehouses, Pain Management Solutions offers a variety of tinctures, bath products, lotions and CBD syrups. Those who name it as caregiver receive 10 percent off glassware and edibles.

Pikes Peak Alternative Health & Wellness

Strains: 30

Southgate: 1605 S. Tejon St., #101, 575-9835, ppahw.com

Top strain: Hong Kong

Top edible: Kick-Ass Crispies

PPAHW specializes in treating hospice and cancer patients, as well as those with disabilities, and now features an on-site notary. There are also grow classes, while do-it-yourself patients can purchase clones and growing supplies.

Pikes Peak Cannabis Caregivers

Strains: 15

Academy (South): 3715 Drennan Road, 216-5452

Top strain: Big Dog

Top edible: N/A

In addition to top-shelf medical marijuana, Pikes Peak Cannabis Caregivers offers a wide array of edibles, infused products and smoking accessories. First-time customers who buy an eighth get a free pipe, as do patients who refer a friend.

Pure Intentions Wellness Center

Strains: 10

Academy (North): 201 N. Academy Blvd., 570-7432, pureintentionswellness.com

Top strain: The Purps

Top edible: Twirling Hippy Confections

Bud grams start at $8, with members receiving pricing from $17.50 to $35 per eighth. The center also sports more than 30 different types of infused products, grams of earwax hash for $25 for members, and $3 edibles, also for members.

Pure Medical

Strains: 40

Downtown: 19 N. Tejon St., #108, 634-7390, puremedicalcolorado.com

Top strain: Golden Goat

Top edible: Truffles

Pure Medical 2

Strains: 40

Northwest/Rockrimmon: 207 Rockrimmon Blvd., Unit C, 264-0800

Top strain: Golden Goat

Top edible: Truffles

In addition to a broad array of Colorado-grown strains, Pure Medical carries edibles, tinctures, keef, hash, pipes and vaporizers, as well as new inventory from OrganiLabs.

Rocky Mountain Medical

Strains: 10 to 12

Central: 616 Arrawanna St., 337-6132

Top strain: Wheelchair

Top edible: Deuce Chew

Located off of East Platte Avenue, Rocky Mountain Medical offers edibles, bath salts, drinks, strain-specific hash-oil pens and a large selection of "better quality" glass, says owner Ken (last name withheld). Also find $30 eighths for members, $35 eighths for nonmembers, and member pricing for first-time customers, not to mention an on-site notary.

Rocky Mountain Miracles

Strains: 65

Central: 2316 E. Bijou St., 473-9333, rockymountainmiracles.com

Top strain: Golden Goat

Top edible: The Growing Kitchen

"We've got great prices," says owner Ali Hillery. "All new members get an eighth." Members also encounter a big selection of edibles, $199 ounces, and new strains released biweekly.

Rocky Road Remedies

Strains: 20

Academy (South): 2489 S. Academy Blvd., 574-4230, rockyroadrx.com

Top strain: Crystal Chunk

Top edible: Space Cakes

Located behind a Subway, Rocky Road offers $25 eighths for anyone in for the first time. Otherwise, members get eighths for $27.58, and half-price quarter-ounces every month.

The Secret Stash Progressive Medicine

Strains: 30

OCC: 2845 Ore Mill Road, #6, 633-8499, the-secret-stash.com

Top strain: Bazooka Joe

Top edible: Chai High Medicated Teas

This family-owned dispensary offers first-time customers an opportunity to buy at member pricing, as well as punch cards for numerous products from eighths to shake and more.

Simple Care Wellness Center

Strains: 13

Academy (North): 8270 Razorback Road, 799-6881, simplecarewellness.com

Top strain: L.A. Kush

Top edible: TinctureBelle

Simple Care Wellness Center "focuses on the medication," says owner Keith Northwood. Look for pipes, bath products and a wide selection of edibles. Price-wise, eighths start at $40 and grams at $12. Note: 90 percent of the center's marijuana is grown on-site.

Southern Colorado Medical Marijuana

Strains: 20

Central: 2815 N. El Paso St., Unit D, 344-5021, socommj.com

Top strain: Bruce Banner

Top edible: Dixie Elixirs & Edibles

Co-owner Don McKay says other center owners shop at his expanded 10,000-square-foot center. Note: SoCoMMJ only offers prepackaged bulk — no grams or eighths — with half-ounces running at $99 for regular and $110 for top-shelf.

Strawberry Fields Alternative Health & Wellness

Strains: 40

OCC: 3404 W. Colorado Ave., 471-2837, strawberryfieldsmmj.com

Top strain: Voodoo Star

Top edible: Karma Candy

This center boasts "completely organic" marijuana, all of which is planted in soil and watered by hand by a grower. Also find "one of the largest collections of edibles in the state," says one employee, who adds that Strawberry carries Dabba Premium Medicinal Chocolate, edible winner of the 2012 High Times Cannabis Cup.

Third Day Apothecary

Strains: 20 to 25

Academy (North): 4865B N. Academy Blvd., 266-6699, thirddayapothecary.com

Top strain: Acapulco Gold

Top edible: Caribbean Spice cookies

Third Day Apothecary is located on the northeast corner of Flintridge Drive and North Academy Boulevard. The center says all strains are grown organically, in-house, in soil.

Todays Health Care

Strains: 20

West side: 225 S. Eighth St., 635-9002, todayshealthcaremeds.com

Top strain: Alaskan Ice

Top edible: The Growing Kitchen

Strains: 20

West side: 975 W. Fillmore St., 633-1300

Top strain: Arjan's Haze

Top edible: Cheeba Chews

This dispensary offers free rides to medical appointments for cancer patients, who not only don't need to be members of the center, but needn't be MMJ patients at all. If you are a member, though, receive 10 percent off during happy hour, 2 to 3 p.m. on weekdays, and enjoy $6 grams ($8 for non-members).

Total Health Concepts

Strains: 10

Downtown: 502 S. Weber St., 471-4180, mmj-centers.com

Top strain: Blue Dream

Top edible: Dr. J's Hash Infused Medical Edibles

Total Health Concepts offers edibles, as well as a large supply of infused products and free, gated parking.

Tree of Wellness

Strains: 18

Northwest/Rockrimmon: 1000 W. Fillmore St., #105, 635-5556, csdispensary.com

Top strain: Skywalker OG Kush

Top edible: Mile High Chai Tea

Tree of Wellness promises a comprehensive medicinal array of edibles and infused products. The center also sells pipes and an expanding selection of hash. All of the 100-percent-organic medication comes from an expansive LED grow system.

Trichome Health Consultants

Strains: 30

OCC: 2117 W. Colorado Ave., 635-6337, thcmed.com

Top strain: Betsey

Top edible: Pot corn

Trichome, which opened in late 2008, specializes in high-grade clones, and carries a large selection of edibles, infused products and topicals.

We Grow Colorado

Strains: 8

Central: 2502 E. Bijou St., 634-4100

Top strain: Papa's OG

Top edible: Mountain High Suckers

We Grow Colorado offers edibles, glassware, vaporizers, lotions and rubs, and focuses on military veterans.

A Wellness Centers

Strains: 22

Central: 2918 Wood Ave., 375-1907

Top strain: Super Lemon Haze

Top edible: Karma Candy

Manager Tom Scudder has an idea of why people should shop here for edibles. "We've had six [or] seven vendors say we've got the biggest selection they've ever seen," he says, adding that the center also boasts the largest selection of Caviar, earwax and hash in town.

White Mountain Medicine

Strains: 20 to 25

Central: 3226 N. Nevada Ave., 622-6652

Top strain: El Diablo

Top edible: Standing Akimbo

Owned by Denver's Beyond Broadway, White Mountain carries a wide variety of infused products, as well as accessories like pipes, bongs and vaporizers.

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