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ReLeaf Spring/Summer 2014: MMJ and retail centers 

The 64 Store

Strains: 10

Downtown: 502 W. Colorado Ave., 602-0640

Top strain: Chem Dawg

Top edible: marQaha

"We opened the store, you know, with the name, in hopes that Colorado Springs would allow recreational sales," said one employee to the Indy last year. "But unfortunately they didn't, so we're just another medical-marijuana dispensary with a funny name." Still, find member pricing for everybody, and then a loyalty rewards program if you designate the center as caregiver.

The 710 Club

Strains: 12

Southgate: 1605 S. Tejon St., #101, 358-7708

Top strain: Tangerine Haze

Top edible: Cheeba Chews

Called Pikes Peak Alternative Health & Wellness until a sale in recent weeks, The 710 Club will soon offer an on-site notary to go with its selection of five different concentrates, glass, hardware and accessories like the Atmos vape pen.

Acme Smoke

Strains: 12 to 15

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

Top strain: Blurple

Top edible: Edi-Pure Edibles

If you miss it next to Yakibob's, look for the huge sign. At Acme, you'll find the usual suspects offered, as well as a large selection of clones. "We probably have the best selection of clones," says one employee. "Everything grown and sold in the store comes from the same clones."

Advance Cure for Vera Bestura

Strains: 20 to 25

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

Top strain: Rainbow Kush

Top edible: Cheeba Chews

From a professional-looking lobby furnished with local art, Advance Cure for Vera Bestura — meaning "well-being" in Icelandic, says the center — offers organic medicine, as well as edibles, tinctures, rubs and accessories. Patients also get 10 cents back on every dollar spent.

Altitude Organic Medicine

Strains: 68

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

Top strain: Bubblegum

Top edible: incredibles

Across from McCabe's Tavern, Altitude offers organic strains, tinctures, lotions, concentrates, edibles and a variety of large joints. "We are a top-shelf-only dispensary," says one employee. "It's all about quality here."

Best Budz

Strains: 20 to 25

Academy (North): 3729 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 598-0168, thebestbudz.com

Top strain: Blue Widow

Top edible: Mile High Bar

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

Bijou Wellness Center

Strains: 10

Central: 2132 E. Bijou St., #114, 465-2407, bijouwellnesscenter.com

Top strain: Pineapple Express

Top edible: incredibles

Military-veteran-owned Bijou Wellness Center offers edibles, various concentrates, high-end organic strains and a variety of therapies. Look for a focus on servicing the needs of veterans and active-duty military members — with offerings like acupuncture and psychological counseling — as well as daily specials. In the near future, a new organic grow will debut, as well as new incentives.

Briargate Wellness Center

Strains: 26

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

Top strain: Cataract Kush

Top edible: Cheeba Chews

Joe DiFabio's BWC offers tinctures, creams and lotions, among other treatments. Also find hash oil, keef, $10 grams and $70 quarters of Caviar, and $60 quarters of various strains.

Broadmoor Wellness Center

Strains: 30 to 40

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

Top strain: 303 Kush

Top edible: SweetStone Candy

Like sister center White Mountain Medicine, Broadmoor WC is owned by Denver's LivWell. Look for a spa-like atmosphere where you can find candies, vaporizers, tinctures, hash caps, lotions, balms and more. Rotating $99 ounces are regularly available to non-members.

Canna Caregivers

Strains: 15 to 25

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

Top strain: Kill Shot

Top edible: Canna Creations Kitchen

The Canna Center

Strains: 20 to 30

Powers: 2306 N. Powers Blvd., #100, 597-9333

Top strain: Super Lemon Haze

Top edible: Canna Creations Kitchen

Canna Caregivers offers a one-stop-shop experience, growing more than 70 strains, making its own infused products through its in-house Canna Creations Kitchen, and selling a large variety of edibles and concentrates. The Canna Center, under the same ownership, also has copious glassware and accessories.

Canna Meds Wellness Center

Strains: 20

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

Top strain: Strawberry Diesel

Top edible: Canna Chews

Sporting High Times covers from the '60s on the walls, Canna Meds offers lotions, balms, pipes, jewelry and hash, among other items. Different hydroponically grown strains are typically harvested every week, so the stock is "constantly revolving," says owner Chris Rice. "We're never out of any strains, ever." Eighths of top-shelf meds typically run around $30 for members and $40 for non-members, while new specials rotate throughout the week.

Cannabicare

Strains: 14

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

Top strain: Casey Jones

Top edible: Mile High Bar

Located near Peterson Air Force Base, Cannabicare offers daily specials, a loyalty program, smoking accessories, and killer prices on edibles. "Nobody is selling them for less than us," says one employee. "I'm not lying."

Cannabis Therapeutics

Strains: 39

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

Top strain: La Chocolat

Top edible: Poundcake

Cannabis Therapeutics offers $30 top-shelf eighths, and daily specials including eighths starting at $12. Also find a variety of infused products like medicated bubble bath, edibles like bubble gum, a variety of smoking accessories, and a large selection of glass. Note that new strains are available every four weeks or so.

Clinic 5280

Strains: 96

Southgate: 1629 S. Nevada Ave., #120, 630-5280

Top strain: Yo Mama

Top edible: Medibles brownies

Jonathan Cho's new MMJ center stocks roughly 100 strains on the shelf — all sitting somewhere between 22 and 25 percent THC — that will soon be joined by infused products made in-house.

A Cut Above - Fillmore

Strains: 30

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

Top strain: The Wookies

Top edible: Edi-Pure Edibles

A Cut Above - Astrozon

Strains: 20 to 25

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

Top strain: Purple Cheese

Top edible: SweetStone Candy

Though separately owned, both locations offer tinctures, hash, joints and medical pain relievers. Find a member rewards system at the original Fillmore location, and an ATM at the Astrozon Boulevard center. Also there, "Hippie Hour" brings dollar joints between 4:20 and 5:20 p.m., while 4-gram eighths start at $15 and grams of Caviar at $18.

CYS Center

Strains: 7

Academy (South): 1657 Jetwing Drive, 418-5320

Top strain: Lemon Skunk

Top edible: incredibles

Located behind the 7-Eleven at Jetwing and Fountain, CYS offers member pricing to first-time customers, and those who sign up get an eighth for a dollar.

Discreet Treats

Strains: 32

Downtown: 101 N. Tejon St., 633-5947

Top strain: N/A

Top edible: Discreet Treats

Strains: 40

Academy (South): 288 S. Academy Blvd., Suite C, 630-2137

Top strain: Maui Wowie

Top edible: Discreet Treats

One of the earlier players in the Colorado Springs scene, Discreet Treats makes its edibles in-house, including brownies, rice krispy treats and chocolate cups, as well as savory options and drinks, with more to come. All cannabis is produced in-house, as are the center's wax and resin. Find member pricing as well as daily specials, like 4.2-gram eighths on Tuesdays.

Doctors Orders

Strains: 10 to 12

Central: 2106 E. Boulder St., 634-8808

Top strain: Sour Diesel

Top edible: Edi-Pure Edibles

Doctors Orders offers custom glassware, earwax and shatter hash, stash boxes and a variety of edibles. Member pricing includes $25 eighths, $48 quarters and $170 ounces, while non-members get the same pricing on their first visit.

Dr. Releaf Inc.

Strains: 20 to 25

Central: 2639 E. Willamette Ave., 635-0929

Top strain: Bubba Kush

Top edible: House lemon poppy cookies

Located in the neighborhood near Fargo's Pizza, Dr. Releaf features a stock of unique glass, shatter hash, dab rigs, bongs, papers, a full line of capsules and more. "Everything is one price, one shelf," says one employee.

Eagle's Nest Wellness Center

Strains: 25 to 35

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

Top strain: Juicy Fruit

Top edible: The Growing Kitchen

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 — that offers rotating strains; full-melt waxes, like Huxley's Flake; and a large selection of edibles and concentrates.

Emerald City Wellness

Strains: 15

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

Top strain: Sour Diesel

Top edible: incredibles

Formerly called Alternative Medicine Colorado Springs, Emerald City offers glassware and accessories, as well as hash, clones, hash oils and edibles. Grams start at $8, and eighths at $25 for members. Also find discounts for seniors, those who travel to the center from out of town, and those who serve in the military. Members get a BOGO eighth every month.

Enlightened Care

Strains: 20 to 25

Northwest/Rockrimmon: 1330 Garden of the Gods Road, 531-7079

Top strain: Purple Haze

Top edible: Yummy Gummies

From its new location, the café-style center, with a coffee bar, waiting room and a showcase of different medications, offers first-timers a pre-roll as well as member pricing. It also carries top-shelf concentrates.

EZ Natural Alternatives

Strains: 15 to 20

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

Top strain: Dry Caviar

Top edible: Ganja Bar

Located south of the Walmart on East Platte Avenue, EZ Natural Alternatives offers members and first-time customers eighths for $26.94.

FRAM

Strains: 75

Central: 5913 N. Nevada Ave., 213-0118

Top strain: Acapulco Gold

Top edible: Chai High

Front Range Alternative Medicines has daily specials and offers high-CBD strains, earwax hash, edibles, vaporizers, bongs, glass pipes, Caviar and THC vaporizer attachments.

Gaia Plant-Based Medicine

Strains: 40

Central: 417 N. Circle Drive, 465-1331, gaiapbm.com

Top strain: Black Cherry Soda

Top edible: Cheeba Chews

One of a trio of centers — the others are located in Denver and Berthoud — GPBM offers "massive selection and high quality product," according to its website, not to mention "friendly consultants."

Green & Healthy Wellness

Strains: 10

OCC: 212 S. 21st St., 465-1331

Top strain: Alaskan Thunder Fuck

Top edible: N/A

Though the kitchen to make infused products won't come together until early May, G&HW is making its own concentrates and waxes in-house right now. Also find dab rigs, vape pens and glass pipes "for pretty cheap," says one employee, Weed Pimp merchandise and more. Members receive bottom-shelf eighths for $25 and top-shelf for $30.

Green Earth Wellness Center

Strains: 20

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

Top strain: Golden Goat

Top edible: Keef Cola

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

The Green House

Strains: 40

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

Top strain: Herijuana

Top edible: N/A

The Green House has a larger selection of everything, says one employee. Additionally: "We always have earwax and concentrates in stock."

Green Pharm

Strains: 27

Central: 325 Delaware Drive, 591-2070

Top strain: POW

Top edible: Snockered Bars

Grams at Green Pharm start at $6.30, eighths at $20, and ounces at $124.20. First-time visitors receive member pricing at the center's discreet location.

*The Greener Side

Strains: 10

Pueblo: 3321 S. Interstate 25, 719/251-4638

Top strain: Girl Scout Cookies

Top edible: Gaia's Garden

Strains: 10

Pueblo West: 749 Enterprise Drive, 719/547-4274

Top strain: Golden Goat

Top edible: Gaia's Garden

The original Greener Side location is described by owner Hank Borunda as "more laid-back with a nice hippie feel to it, out in the country," while the Pueblo West location, which opened in November, is "more up-scale with couches, a flat screen TV and wood floors." Despite the difference in ambiance, Borunda promises that the two stores carry the same great buds, soil-grown both indoors and in greenhouses.

GrowLife

Strains: 24

Southgate: 1516 Dustry Drive, 635-1700

Top strain: Killer Queen

Top edible: Mile High Edibles

GrowLife says its strains are 100 percent organic, hand-trimmed and soil-based, from growers unique to the center. Concentrates are made in-house, all eighths are less than $30 with caregiver designation, and GrowLife accepts debit cards.

Happy Buddha Wellness

Strains: 60

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

Top strain: Querkle

Top edible: TinctureBelle

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 $150 ounces for members.

The Healing Canna

Strains: 40

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

Top strain: Colorado Crippler

Top edible: Dixie Elixirs & Edibles' Colorado Bar

The Healing Canna offers a spacious lobby, dispensary and patient-viewable flowering room. Find an incentive program for all customers, called Canna Cash, where every $420 spent yields a $35 credit toward the next $40 purchase; a "reefer-a-friend" program, where both parties receive $20 eighths; and mobile specials by texting "THC" to 719/355-8211.

The Healthy Connections

Strains: 11

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

Top strain: White Fire OG Kush

Top edible: Chronic Krispies

Though the name is expected to change soon, as The Healthy Connections is under new ownership, it still offers a wide selection of keef, as well as $20 grams of wax.

The Hemp Center

Strains: 25

OCC: 2501 W. Colorado Ave., #106, 633-1611, the-hemp-center.com

Top strain: Ghost

Top edible: BlueKudu

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, noting that they also make their own fertilizer.

The Herb Shoppe

Strains: 15 to 25

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

Top strain: Power Africa

Top edible: Chill Pills

Owned by husband-and-wife team Kasey and Ashley Knutson, THS offers $25 eighths on select strains to all patients, and $175 ounces for members. Also find clones, an increased selection of edibles and a variety of concentrates.

Indispensary

Strains: 60

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

Top strain: Flow

Top edible: incredibles

Strains: 10

Central: 3031 E. Platte Ave., 203-4542

Top strain: Bubba Kush

Top edible: Brownies

Sister to Independent Records, Indispensary combines more than 30 years of customer service experience with a high-altitude, all-organic cultivation facility. The affiliated Realm of Caring nonprofit specializes in high-CBD strains designed to treat ailments, with no psychoactive side-effects. "We're helping those patients get the discounted oils they need," says one employee.

JP Wellness

Strains: 70

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

Top strain: Sugar Black Rose

Top edible: Medibles

JP Wellness features a revolving lineup of strains; "a helpful, knowledgeable staff," as characterized by one employee; and edibles, concentrates and hashes. First-time customers get member pricing, while everyone gets it on Mondays. Also find TC Labs' shatter hash.

Levity Wellness

Strains: 20

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

Top strain: Lemon Skunk

Top edible: incredibles

Levity Wellness is all about the discounts: On Mondays and Fridays, non-members get a joint with any purchase of an eighth (and the same deal applies every day for members). "And we always weigh heavy," says an employee. "All we carry is top grade, and we weigh it heavy."

LivWell

Strains: 30 to 40

Central: 570 N. Murray Blvd., 574-8443

Top strain: 303 Kush

Top edible: Full Melt Bar

Newly opened in 2014, the latest iteration of the nine-member LivWell chain offers a clean, modern space located near the Ramada Limited hotel. Find a "super friendly staff, and a huge space," says an employee. "It's pretty much, like, our flagship store."

LivWell White Mountain Medicine

Strains: 20 to 30

Central: 3234 N. Nevada Ave., 622-6652

Top strain: Blurple

Top edible: Full Melt Bar

Owned by Denver-based LivWell, White Mountain describes itself as a premier dispensary in Colorado Springs, carrying a large line of cannabis, edibles, concentrates, vaporizers, strain-specific cartridges and seeds.

Maggie's Farm

Strains: 45

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

Top strain: Plush Berry

Top edible: Granola Bars

Strains: 45

Central: 818 E. Fillmore St., 358-8849

Top strain: Querkle

Top edible: Colorado Bars

Strains: 45

*Pueblo West: 74 N. Component Drive, #170, 719/547-8345

Top strain: Querkle

Top edible: Colorado Bars

Owner Bill Conkling says his centers offer a full line of strains, as well as a variety of edibles. "My focus is really on cultivation," he says. "We're trying to be straight-up and simple." The center will open a fourth location in Manitou Springs in June that will join other Maggie's Farm locations across the state. The company also last year won multiple honors from readers of both the Independent and The Gazette.

Marimeds

Strains: 20

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

Top strain: Blue Cheese

Top edible: Cheeba Chews

The home of the Blue Cheese strain, Marimeds offers bubble and earwax hash made in-house, $200 organic ounces, and specials like spend-$100-and-get-various-freebies. Also note that strains rotate through around twice a month. On Sundays, all eighths are $30.

*Marisol Therapeutics

Strains: 25 to 32

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

Top strain: Orange Kush

Top edible: White Buffalo

One of the few centers in this guide also selling recreational marijuana, Marisol is located near the Do Drop Inn. Find a large selection of strains, edibles and concentrates, as well as the occasional visit from Tommy Chong, who stopped by in early January.

Medibis

Strains: 20

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

Top strain: Blue Bubba

Top edible: Colorado Hemp Tears

Currently located at the old greyhound racing track on North Nevada Avenue — but likely to move sometime this spring — Medibis offers strains grown in-house, as well as credit for members who refer new members. Look for eighths priced from $15 to $30.

Medical Cannabis Caregivers

Strains: 20 to 25

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

Top strain: Super Lemon Haze

Top edible: Canna Cappuccino

MC Caregivers offers a full line of sublingual drops for sleep aid, depression, anxiety and more, as well as daily specials, made-in-house concentrates, vape cartridges and text-message discounts. "It's a great location," says one budtender. "We pride ourselves on professionalism, and a discreet location."

Mountain Med Club

Strains: 20

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

Top strain: Sour Diesel

Top edible: Colorado Bar

Mountain Med Club, a smaller spot, describes itself as a "premier connoisseur dispensary." Find edibles, natural rolling papers, storage accessories, "pretty amazing" concentrates, says one employee, and locally made hand-blown glass pipes. Also check out its Mahatma Extreme Concentrates.

Mountain Medicals

Strains: 34

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

Top strain: Matanuska Thunder Fuck

Top edible: Big Dogs

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

Natural Mystic Cannabis Caregivers

Strains: 30

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

Top strain: Tora Bora

Top edible: CBD oil

Locally owned Natural Mystic offers a discreet downtown location with roughly 30 top-shelf strains, as well as a variety of edibles. Look for its award-winning active CBD oil.

NaturaLeaf

Strains: 20 to 30

Downtown: 1004 S. Tejon St., 630-7300, thenaturaleaf.com

Top strain: Papa's OG

Top edible: The Healthy Creations

NaturaLeaf offers literature on a variety of health issues and $5 grams for members. Otherwise, enjoy keef and hash made in-house, as well as tinctures, balms, salves and edibles.

*Nature's Remedy

Strains: 12

Pueblo West: 748 E. Industrial Drive, 719/547-8011

Top strain: Sour Diesel

Top edible: incredibles

Owner David Jimenez says his recreational and medical dispensary doesn't look like a head shop, but has more of a "country club environment" — both "classy and modern." Not only does the center pride itself on the sleekness they keep indoors, they're also planning to build an outdoor patio so customers can smoke outside. Jimenez also encourages patrons to check out the massage and acupuncture services offered, which come with discounts for members. Also find extensive non-medicated food options.

Nature's Way Wellness Center

Strains: 25

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

Top strain: Skywalker OG Kush

Top edible: Dixie Elixirs & Edibles' Colorado Bar

Strains: 16

Academy (North): 2815 N. El Paso St.

Top strain: Skywalker OG Kush

Top edible: Dixie Elixirs & Edibles' Colorado Bar

Now boasting a recently opened second location, Nature's Way offers shatter, earwax and other concentrates, as well as $10 eighths for first-time customers from its top shelf, or $20 from its "designer shelf." Also find vitamins, pipes and joints.

New Age Medical

Strains: 20

Powers: 6823 Space Village Ave., 597-4292

Top strain: Super Lemon Haze

Top edible: incredibles

Strains: 20

West side: 1324 W. Garden of the Gods Road, 696-1402

Top strain: The White

Top edible: Edi-Pure Edibles

Formerly known as Humboldt Care and Wellness Center, New Age Medical, which also has a Denver location, offers members a $30 credit if they spend $30, and 20 percent off edibles and accessories. New patients get two free joints with their first purchase.

Original Cannabis Growers

Strains: 20

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

Top strain: Comfortably Numb White

Top edible: Keef Cola

OCG offers soil-grown, $25 eighths and $150 ounces on all strains for all customers, says owner Paul Elias. Also find an expansive selection of edibles, as well as weekly specials. "We're a simple center, but we keep it real," says Elias. "We're always expanding on as many good items that we can get." Buy an eighth and get the second half-off.

Pain Management Solutions

Strains: 18

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

Top strain: Kush 18

Top edible: Earwax hash

Near Middle Shooks Run Park., PMS offers a variety of tinctures, bath products, lotions, hash capsules made in-house and CBD syrups. Those who name it as caregiver receive $40 worth of hash oil every month.

Palmer Lake Wellness Center

Strains: 24

Palmer Lake: 850 Commercial Lane, 488-9900

Top strain: Pineapple Express

Top edible: Cheeba Chews

This northern center — which led the charge for the ultimately unsuccessful attempt to allow recreational marijuana sales in town — offers a selection of glass, medicated drinks, tinctures, earwax hash, Delta-9 oils and more. Also find rotating daily specials, while first-time customers receive member pricing.

Pikes Peak Cannabis Caregivers

Strains: 25

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

Top strain: G-13

Top edible: Dixie Elixirs & Edibles' Colorado Bar

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.

Pink House

Strains: 20

Central: 700 Juanita St., 635-4367, wherestheweed.at

Top strain: San Fernando Valley OG Kush

Top edible: Peanut Butter Buddha

Formerly known as Higher Elevation Medical Products, the Colorado Springs location of the Denver-based Pink House chain of MMJ centers grows over 150 strains organically in soil. The Super Silver Haze strain won Patient's Choice at the 2012 High Times Medical Cannabis Cup.

Pueblo West Organics

Strains: 23

Pueblo West: 609 E. Enterprise Drive, #140, 719/647-2043, pueblowestorganics.com

Top strain: Headband

Top edible: TinctureBelle

"People just feel comfortable, not like it's still frowned upon," says an employee at PWO, speaking about the establishment's focus on professionalism. The center's cannabis is all grown in soil. A store representative declined to comment on whether it sells recreational marijuana.

Pure Intentions Wellness Center

Strains: 16

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

Top strain: The Purps

Top edible: Dixie Elixirs & Edibles' Colorado Bar

Bud grams here start at $6.75, with members receiving pricing from $22 to $33 per eighth. Pure Intentions 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: 20

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

Top strain: Durban Poison

Top edible: Truffles

Strains: 20

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

Top strain: Carnival

Top edible: Brownies

In addition to a broad array of Colorado-grown strains, Pure Medical carries edibles, tinctures, keef, hash, pipes and vape pens, as well as inventory from OrganiLabs. Also enjoy member pricing and a rewards program.

Reserve 1

Strains: 9

Manitou Springs: 2 Manitou Ave., 375-1234

Top strain: Chem Dawg

Top edible: Edi-Pure Edibles

Come May, the small center on the north side of the avenue formerly known as Absolute Manitou Wellness Center is set to be the focus of recreational marijuana in El Paso County, along with an additional Maggie's Farm location. As for what's on offer, "We have all the dabbing equipment," says one employee, "and some nice glass pieces in here."

Rocky Mountain Medical

Strains: 20 to 25

Central: 616 Arrawanna St., 337-6132

Top strain: L.A. Confidential

Top edible: incredibles

Located off of East Platte Avenue, Rocky Mountain Medical offers a full lineup of concentrates, infused products from incredibles, strain-specific hash-oil pens, and center-specific pipes from Pukinbeagle Glass.

Rocky Road Remedies

Strains: 35

Academy (South): 586 S. Academy Blvd., 574-4230, rockyroadrx.com

Top strain: New York City Diesel

Top edible: Karma Kandy

Strains: 35

Academy (North): 3995 N. Academy Blvd., 434-2040

Top strain: New York City Diesel

Top edible: Karma Kandy

Located in front of the Satellite Hotel, with another location near Harmony Bowl, Rocky Road offers $25 eighths for first-time customers. Otherwise, members get eighths for $27, and over 80 rotating strains.

The Secret Stash Progressive Medicine

Strains: 20 to 25

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

Top strain: Bazooka Joe

Top edible: TinctureBelle

This family-owned dispensary offers member pricing for first-time customers, as well as two retail rooms so patients can avoid long wait times.

Southern Colorado Medical Marijuana

Strains: 25

Central: 3410 N. Prospect St., 344-5021

Top strain: Wreckage

Top edible: SweetStone Gummy Bears

Co-owner Don McKay says SoCoMMJ only offers prepackaged bulk — no grams or eighths — with quarter-ounces starting at $49 and half-ounces at $89. The center also offers award-winning bubble hash, made in-house, and a newly expanded 20,000-square-foot grow room.

Strawberry Fields Alternative Health & Wellness

Strains: 25 to 50

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

Top strain: Champagne

Top edible: O. Pen Vape

SF 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. All those carrying temporary paperwork — used to prove registry access in lieu of receiving the red card — receive member pricing, while those who sign up get a quarter-ounce for $5.

Steel City Meds

Strains: 14

Pueblo West: 74 N. McCulloch Blvd., #120, 719/547-5152, steelcitymeds.com

Top strain: Pre-'98 Bubba Kush

Top edible: Edi-Pure Edibles

The thing that sets Steel City apart from other centers is its focus on creating a personal experience. "We do individual one-on-one sales with the budtender, and try to find out what they've had, their history, what works and what doesn't work," says general manager Josh Behling.

Third Day Apothecary

Strains: 20 to 25

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

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: 25 to 40

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

Top strain: Alaskan Ice

Top edible: BlueKudu

Strains: 20

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

Top strain: Alaskan Ice

Top edible: BlueKudu

Strains: 20 to 25

Central: 2103 E. Platte Ave., 302-2032

Top strain: Alaskan Ice

Top edible: BlueKudu

THC offers free rides to medical appointments for anybody with one, as well as 10 percent off during happy hour, 2 to 3 p.m. on weekdays; $5 grams for members; and an expansive selection of edibles.

Tree of Wellness

Strains: 30

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

Top strain: Skywalker OG Kush

Top edible: Dabba Mints

Tree of Wellness promises customers a comprehensive array of edibles, infused products and pipes, as well as a selection of hash. All of the medication comes from an expansive LED grow system.

Trichome Health Consultants

Strains: 30

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

Top strain: UK Cheese

Top edible: World's Strongest Brownie

Trichome, which opened in late 2008, specializes in high-grade clones, and carries a large selection of edibles, infused products and topicals. Also find over 15 different concentrates.

A Wellness Centers

Strains: 21

Central: 2918 Wood Ave., 375-1907

Top strain: Sour Diesel

Top edible: The Growing Kitchen

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 — like Grape God Shatter — in town.

WTJ MMJ Supply

Strains: 13

Academy (North): 1347 N. Academy Blvd., 646-8208, coloradospringsdispensaries.net

Top strain: Nightmare OG

Top edible: A.L. Huxley's Hash Oil

Located near Vibes Hookah Lounge, WTJ offers concentrates like Moon Rocks, different hash oils, dab rigs and more.

RESOURCES

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 bryce@csindy.com.

ADVOCATES

Cannabis Business Alliance

cannabisalliance.org

Cannabis Therapy Institute

cannabistherapyinstitute.com

Coloradans 4 Cannabis Patient Rights

c4cpr.org

Colorado Springs Medical Cannabis Council

csmcc-net.org

iComply

complywithme.com

Medical Marijuana Industry Group

mmig.org

Sensible Colorado

sensiblecolorado.org

Veterans for Medical Marijuana Access

veteransformedicalmarijuana.org

ATTORNEYS

Charles T. Houghton

634-1731

Clifton Black

blackgraham.com

The Joffe Law Firm

joffelawfirm.com

McAllister Law Office

mcallisterlawoffice.com

Robert Corry Law Office

303/634-2244

Vicente Sederberg

vicentesederberg.com

Warren Edson

warrenedson.com

EDUCATION

Cannabis University of Colorado

cannabisuniversitycolorado.com

Medical Marijuana Business Academy

mmjcentersforsale.com

PHYSICIANS

Colorado Medical Management

118 N. Tejon St., #302, 440-2007

Medical Alternatives

4465 Northpark Drive, #302, 246-0393, medicalalternativesclinics.com

3221 N. Elizabeth St., Suite B, Pueblo, 719/246-0393

Omm Alternative

3627 Galley Road, 581-9666, colosprings.ommalternative.com

Vibrant Health Clinic

627 N. Weber St., #2, 216-8367, vibranthealthclinic.com

SOCIAL CLUBS

Club 710

1609 S. Nevada Ave., 321/626-9469

The Lazy Lion

2502 E. Bijou St., 634-8337

Speak Easy Vape Lounge

2508 E. Bijou St., speakeasylounge.info

Studio A64

332 E. Colorado Ave., studioa64.com

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