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Winter 2011: MMJ Centers 

A-Wellness Centers

Strains: 14

Central: 2918 Wood Ave.,258-8406, awellnesscenters.com

Hours: Daily, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Near the corner of West Fillmore Street and North Cascade Avenue lies A-Wellness Centers, where you can find $10 grams, $35 eighths and $5 Keef Colas, "which is pretty cheap, I hear," says manager Tracie Willis. Look for rubbing oils, healing salves and smoking accessories. And what should you try? "The OG Jedi Kush," says Willis. "That one is very stony, but not too stony. You can still play your video games and stuff, get up and clean the house. It's well balanced."

A Cut Above

Strains: 20 to 35

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

Hours: Daily, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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. Look for unique, clone-only strains that nobody else carries, says one employee.

Acme Smoke

Strains: 20

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

Hours: Daily, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

If you miss Acme's location next to Yakibob's and Conway's Red Top, look for its huge sign. Once inside, look for all the rest: edibles from North Shore Edibles, TinctureBell, granola bars, Keef Cola and hard candies. Also, there's lotions, balms and three kinds of hash. And clones? Acme's got clones. "They're Blue Dream clones, and they're huge and unbelievable," says manager Jocelyn (last name withheld).

Advanced Cure for Vera Vestura

Strains: 30

Old Colorado City (OCC): 2755 Ore Mill Road, #13, 217-5629

Hours: Daily, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Advanced Cure for Vera Vestura — the last two words apparently meaning "well being" in Icelandic — offers a variety of edibles, including trail mix and granola bars, as well as a special on six clones for $100.

All Good Care Center

Strains: 40

Downtown: 329 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 630-5500, allgoodcarecenter.com

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

"We offer good medicine at good prices," says center owner David Schiller. Additionally, Schiller is now offering a bigger line of infused products: frozen pizzas, hot pockets, potpies, buffalo wings and more. Look for discounts for disabled veterans; massage services, clones, balms and rubbing ointments; smoking accessories; and free clinics on growing, medical licensure and legal rights.

Alternative Medicine Colorado Springs

Strains: 40

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

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Alternative Medicine Colorado Springs says it offers professional caregiving services. "We're here to help anyone who needs help," says owner Jack Roth. Expect to find hash, edibles and tinctures as well as 40-plus strains, and discounts for seniors. With recently lowered prices, look for eighths starting at $25.

Altitude Organic Medicine

Strains: 10 to 15

OCC: 822 W. Colorado Ave., 313-9841, altitudeorganicmedicine.com

Hours: Daily, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Strains: 15

Downtown: 409 S. Nevada Ave., 434-7918

Hours: Daily, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Strains: Unknown

Central: 204 Mount View Lane, #10, 375-8194

Hours: Unknown

While the center's name is licensed from a Denver-based company, each Altitude Organic is independently owned and operated. The Old Colorado City location offers all organic strains, tinctures from TinctureBelle, lotions, and edibles such as brownies, trail mix, popcorn, Keef Cola and Head Bread. The South Nevada Avenue location says it offers a laid-back atmosphere, complete with lounge and big-screen TV. Expect $30 eighths, Medi Snacks, Keef Cola and some hydroponic growing equipment. Among its roughly 25 strains, look for $30 grams of Caviar: medication infused with hash honey oil and rolled in keef.

Amendment 20 Caregivers

Strains: 14

Academy (North): 1600 N.Academy Blvd., Suite B, 434-0420

Hours: Monday-Friday,noon to 6 p.m.

In its "convenience store-type setting," Amendment 20 runs the gamut with its offerings: $50 quarter-ounces on all strains; edibles such as candies, cakes, sodas, ice cream and take-and-bake pizza; balms, tinctures, glassware, vaporizers, grinders, powdered hash, hash pills, seeds and clones. Additional services include counseling and grow consulting. "We want to do all that we can to help those fighting cancer with medical marijuana, because we believe that it helps," says the unnamed owner. Additionally, all strains are professionally tested.

Apothecare Medicinal Center

Strains: Varies

Southgate: 1526 S. Nevada Ave., 344-9435

Hours: Daily, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Renamed from La Casa Cannabis after being purchased by Nicole Romero, Apothecare offers 10-percent off all product for members and a free joint with membership, not to mention edibles, tinctures, pipes, papers, pre-rolled joints and clones starting at $10. "[We provide] discretion, confidentiality and a friendly, educated staff," says Romero.

Aromas and Herbs

Strains: 20

OCC: 2514 W. Colorado Ave. #206, 930-9846, gogreencross.com

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

KC Stark's Aromas and Herbs is now housed in a new, bigger space, but the center's original ethos of "discreet and upscale" still stands. Enjoy acupuncture, massage, aromatherapy and Reiki treatments. "It's 100-percent Colorado, every penny we spend," says Stark. Look for a full line of edibles and roughly 20 strains, not to mention a little industry know-how. "I spend more of my time right now advocating and helping industry professionals than I actually do selling marijuana," says Stark. "It thrills me."

Best Budz

Strains: 30

Academy (North): 4150 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., #4132, 598-0168

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Located on the northeast corner of Austin Bluffs Parkway and Academy Boulevard, Best Budz provides edibles, drinks, hash and tinctures. Customers have mentioned lower pricing here than at other dispensaries, says one employee, who also says cooking and grow classes are likely to come in the future.

Bijou Wellness Center

Strains: 20 to 25

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

Hours: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, by appointment only

Military-veteran-owned Bijou Wellness Center offers high-end organic strains, topical lotions and bath crystals, as well as massage, acupuncture, counseling, craniosacral therapy and more. Look for a focus on servicing the needs of veterans and active military. Cannabutter, infused extra-virgin olive oil, sodas, banana bread, cookies, pretzels, hash brownies, tinctures and Cheeba Chews are just a sampling of available edibles. "We understand our patients' needs and offer professional and discreet health care solutions," says owner Jack Myers, who also has over 100 different clone strains available, starting at $20.

Briargate Wellness Center

Strains: 25

Briargate: 890 Dublin Blvd., Suite C, 598-3510, briargatewellnesscenter.com

Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

When not being confused with a "clean, professional and upscale" doctor's office, Joe DiFabio's BWC is churning out the care: edibles, tinctures, sodas, candy bars, creams and lotions, not to mention hash oil, keef and $40 grams of Caviar. "We try to be the total wellness center for our patients — we bend over backward for patients," DiFabio says. "We do whatever it takes to make them feel safe and secure."

Broadmoor Wellness Center

Strains: 20

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

Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Broadmoor Wellness, opened in June, claims to be "the most beautiful and relaxing dispensary in town." Look for Mile High Ice Cream, Discreet Treats products, brownies, wellness drops, tinctures, hash caps, lotions, balms and more.

Canna Caregivers

Strains: 20

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

Hours: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

The Canna Center

Strains: 20

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

Hours: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Caregivers at Canna say all the house strains are Colorado-grown and organic. "What people like is that we are medical in nature. We're located in a medical building, not just a retail store," says center owner Tyla Reimers. "It seems to be what sets us apart for our patients." Canna offers all the amenities of a full-service center, including a wide array of edibles from Discreet Treats, other baked goods and lotions. "We are fully complying with the state of Colorado, and the city of Colorado Springs, and we're not going anywhere. We plan on being around," Reimers says.

Canna Meds Wellness Center

Strains: 25

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

Hours: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.

Canna Meds has a message for other dispensaries that claim huge varieties of marijuana: "It all comes down to about 12 to 15 parent strains," says one associate. "All the rest are named by someone who doesn't know what they're doing." Billed as "a full wellness center," CMWC offers all the usual tinctures, rubs and over 40 pre-packaged medicated meals.

Canna-Pothecary

Strains: 10 to 12

OCC: 1730 W. Colorado Ave., 633-2511

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Canna-Pothecary carries an extensive line of cancer-related products: items for women undergoing chemotherapy, headwear, bracelets, pins, car magnets, hats, shirts and other awareness items. Also look for 12 varieties of bud, as well as edibles like brownies, drinks and candies. "Our Blueberry [strain] is practically legendary," says co-owner Barbara Haas.

Cannabicare

Strains: 14

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

Hours: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Located near Peterson Air Force Base, Cannabicare is offering over a dozen strains, $35 eighths for members, as well as smoking accessories and edibles. Says one employee: "We're geared toward patients in need, and not recreational users."

Cannabinoids Medical Marijuana Center

Strains: 20

Central: 516 Arrawanna St., 344-9461

Hours: Daily, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Though the owners previously were solely growers, patient services now abound at CMMC, including massage therapy, and perks for members like 10-percent-off and a free gram every week. Look for assorted edibles, tinctures, grow and cooking classes, as well as general information on medical marijuana. Manager Paul Watson says the center charges less markup on medication than others, and that his wife is working on a program where indigent patients receive free grow room supplies, among other benefits.

Cannabis Therapeutics

Strains: 100-plus

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

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

One employee says Cannabis Therapeutics is the oldest center in the state of Colorado. It boasts its own lab for THC-sample testing — in-house or patient-provided — and offers more products than there are letters in the word "tetrahydrocannabinol." Consider: specials on $150 ounces; varieties of clones and mother plants; medicated bubble bath, shower scrubs and hand soaps; tinctures and glycerins; THC sprays and drops; roll-ons, rubs and salves; and candies, bubble gum and suckers. For other forms of intake, look for papers, blunts, wraps, rolls, cones, one-hitters, dugouts, water pipes, bongs, double bubblers and vaporizers all sent out the door in odor-proof, waterproof bags.

Cannabis Therapy Center

Strains: 30

Powers: 5953 Omaha Blvd., 686-4626, cannabistherapycenter.net

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 7 p.m.

This center offers "the cheapest prices in town, and the best quality," according to one employee. Look for assorted edibles, pre-rolled joints, daily specials on 10 different strains, vaporizers, pipes, grinders, lotions and clones. Then look for medicated sodas, soaps and lotions. A potentially good sign: One employee was almost too busy to speak with us.

Cannacare

Strains: 30

Academy (South): 1675 Jet Wing Drive, 596-3010, coloradocannacare.com

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tucked behind a 7-Eleven at the northeast corner of Fountain Boulevard and Jet Wing Drive, Cannacare serves patients' needs with edibles, sodas, ice cream and, of course, the leaf. Specific discounts are no longer offered, but an employee says prices have dropped so low — for example, $30 eighths — they're no longer needed.

Colorado Alternative Care Services

Strains: 23

OCC: 1402 W. Colorado Ave., 635-5963, coloradoalternative-careservices.com

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Members receive special pricing on a variety of medication, says one unnamed employee. The center focuses on offering high-quality strains loaded with THC, but also stocks general edibles, including brownies and cookies, as well as tinctures, oils and salves.

Colorado Cannabis Caregivers

Strains: 30

Downtown: 2203 N. Weber St. 634-7389

Hours: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

CCC features "edibles that are guaranteed to work," says employee Ben Mitton, as well as hard candies, vaporizers, glass pipes and medicated lip balms. They have been serving the medical marijuana community since August 2009; look for $25-to-$60 locally grown eighths. "When people see our selection, they'll find out we're one of the better [dispensaries] in town," Mitton says. Though walk-ins are technically welcome, a phone call 15 minutes prior to arrival is appreciated.

Comfort Care Centers

Strains: 25

Woodland Park: 1750 E. Hwy. 24, Woodland Park, 687-2221, pikespeakcomfortcarecenters.com

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

One of the few dispensaries located in Teller County, CCC invites all comers, but tends to cater to senior citizens, with educational classes and a 10-percent-off senior discount. Look for staple strains such as AK-47, Grand Daddy Purple, Sour Diesel and Island Sweet Skunk — not to mention a new selection via seeds from Centennial Seed Co. — as well as varied edibles, tinctures, bath teas and lotions.

Crossroads MMC

Strains: 10

Central: 176 Talamine Court, #110, 219-0054

Hours: Monday-Saturday, noon to 7 p.m.; Sunday, by appointment only

"We're pretty much focused on being really secluded," says owner Triton Gulczynski. "We're not trying to be out there on the street." Crossroads is located in an industrial park, says the owner, whose favorite strains are Master Kush, Romulan and Mango Kush. Also look for edibles."We'd like a little more of the stable clientele who likes the discreetness of the area, and isn't looking for any sleazy on-the-street deals," says Gulczynski.

Dr. Reefer

Strains: 15

Central: 2231 E. Platte Ave., 434-7166

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

In addition to what one employee called "good service, fair prices and a large selection of edibles and meds," Dr. Reefer — who also operates a Denver location — offers growing classes, as well as online and over-the-phone counseling regarding all things MMJ. Its Bubba Kush and Afghani Goo strains are notable, as well as its member pricing, which goes as low as $20 for an eighth. Members also receive a free eighth of an ounce after one month of membership.

Eagle's Nest Wellness Center

Strains: 20

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

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.

After $250,000 in renovations, Eagle's Nest Wellness Center held its grand opening in the old Swiss Miss building last August Owner, priest and biochemist Lono Ho'ala was forced to move his established Eagle's Nest retreat due to zoning issues, and picked the area landmark as the new site for his holistic and naturopathic medicines, nature walks and "rational, reality-based classes," like the grow classes held every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. There's also a dispensary, which the religion of Ho'ala Huna considers a natural offshoot of its practice.

East West Alternative Medicine

Strains: 17

Downtown: 306 S. Nevada Ave., 332-4262, eastwestalternativemedicine.com

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

EWAM says it caters to the older crowd of patients, who may not feel comfortable shopping at a medical marijuana center where the staff is "loaded." "We really pride ourselves on [being] one of the safest and most comfortable environments for people," says co-owner Bill (last name withheld). Look for edibles, tinctures, lotions, smokeables, pipes and vaporizers, not to mention, according to Bill, "the best fudge in town."

Emerald City Wellness

Strains: 25

Cheyenne Mountain: 1353 S. Eighth St., #102, 344-8046

Hours: Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.

Discreetly located in the basement of an Eighth Street office complex, Emerald City brings a professional office feel (read: leather couches and coffee tables) and says it is House Bill 1284 compliant. An oxygen bar installed in mid-April offers relief from insomnia, pain and ADHD, among other ailments, while a house-made line of edibles — infused lemonade, yummy gummies and "cannagliss" (tincture-filled straws), as well as traditionals — takes care of the rest. ECW also serves as an information base for the MMJ-advocacy organization Americans for Safe Access.

Enlightened Care

Strains: 25

Northwest: 757 Garden of the Gods Road, 531-7079

Hours: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Behind the Wendy's lies Enlightened Care, which grower Terry Moss describes as a "café-style" center, with a waiting room and a bar showcasing different medications. "We do offer referral services for our patients for anything they need; if they need somebody to go shopping with them, somebody to clean their house, we contact service providers for them," Moss says. Additionally, look for edibles, tinctures, bubble hash, keef and oils.

Epic Medical Caregivers

Strains: 28

Academy (North): 3631 Galley Road, 638-4596, epicmedcares.com

Hours: Daily, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

A representative for Epic Medical says its blueberry muffins are known area-wide, not to mention its selection of medicated popcorn, hard candies, cookies and rice-marshmallow treats. In addition to its line of dense medication, the center champions charitable causes, specifically its Patients for Patients program, where the center collects money to help improve the lives of its patients.

FRAM

Strains: 36

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

Hours: Monday-Saturday,noon to 7 p.m.

Standing for Front Range Alternative Medicine, FRAM offers a "match 'em" policy every day to all patients — designated or not — where medication purchases are matched by the center (up to seven grams), as well as varying daily specials. FRAM provides hash, tinctures, edibles and Colorado-grown medication, as well as specialists in acupuncture, hot rock therapy, Reiki and deep tissue massage who will travel to a patient's location.

God's Own Garden

Strains: 15

Southgate: 419 E. Brookside St., 439-9983

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., by appointment

Originally located on the west side and known as "Miramed," God's Own Garden moved east to obtain a more secure location. "We're trying to present a doctor's office feel, but we decided security was the most important thing," says associate Michael Douglas. Look for "natural pain management, organic skin care using THC oils, and weight control through THC use," as well as a focus on its unique strain, Lamb's Bread.

Green Earth Wellness Center

Strains: 30

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

Hours: Monday-Saturday,11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Green Earth folks say they specialize in higher-end medicines and edibles. With one of the center owners being an ex-chef, that means house-made gourmet chocolates and ice creams. You can also find a full line of rubs, tinctures and potent smokeables, among others. Look for an art-gallery feel.

The Green House

Strains: 40

OCC: 1024 W. Colorado Ave., 344-5996, thegreenhousecs.com

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

From a free gram with the purchase of a fourth on Freebie Fridays, to $5 off an eighth on Wednesdays, The Green House offers a variety of specials. Owner Isaac Mavashev says the center has some of the cheapest vaporizers and pipes in town. It also offers a wide range of edibles including popsicles, olive oil, candies and hemp pills, as well as tinctures.

Green Life Medical Center

Strains: 25

Southgate: 1265 Lake Plaza Drive, #A, 571-9955, greenlifemed.com

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

"We're big on the caregiving side," says co-owner Josh Powner. "Our knowledge level is very high, and customers like our service when compared to other dispensaries." Located in a clinical-type facility near Tinseltown, Green Life is open all holidays and provides organic edibles such as take 'n bake frozen meals, brownies, pumpkin bread and raspberry granola, as well as tinctures, lotions and 15 varieties of clone. Look for its Spice strain: medication that's been soaked in hash oil, and rolled in keef.

Green Love Wellness

Strains: 25

Central: 1930 E. Platte Ave., 465-1292

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Green Love offers edibles and pipes, as well as recently lowered prices on the medication itself. Specials include a free joint with purchase of an eighth or more, as well as other rotating specials.

Green Pharm

Strains: 14

Central: 325 Delaware Drive, 591-2070

Hours: Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 6 :30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Grams start at $9, eighths at $29 and ounces can be had for $199. "We're trying to be fair with people," says co-owner Gary Beierle, adding: "We run a clean, professional dispensary. That's our main thing." Also look for hash and hash oil, smoking accessories, tinctures and candies.

Grow Life

Strains: 10 to 20

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

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday and Monday, noon to 5 p.m.

Grow Life prefers to run a 50-50 split between indica and sativa strains, though it says both are 100 percent organic and soil-based (as opposed to hydroponically grown). It also sports exclusive growers so that each strain is unique to the center and may be purchased using VISA and MasterCard. Look for edibles as well as hand-blown glass pipes and a sliding-scale payment system based on the amount of medication purchased. Also, all eighths are less than $40 with caregiver designation; new patients benefit from a free edible; and further member discounts are available. Uniquely, Grow Life dedicates a wall to an artist of the month.

Happy Buddha Wellness

Strains: 13

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

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.

Manager Sarah (last name withheld) describes a pleasant atmosphere and a private location, next to offices for a dentist and massage therapist. There's private parking, and even private appointments available, if you prefer to purchase medication sans other patients. A word to the wise: "We've had a lot of patients come in that don't have all their paperwork," Sarah says. "And because we're completely compliant, we won't sell to anyone without all the paperwork."

Hatch Wellness Center

Strains: 10

Powers: 1478 Woolsey Heights, 591-2151, hatchdispensary.com

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday,11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hatch first started in Highlands Ranch; it has since opened a location near Peterson Air Force Base. Owner Dr. Eric Hatch says the center offers buds, clones, edibles and tinctures, and that patients should expect a professional and comfortable environment.

The Healing Canna

Strains: 15 to 20

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

Hours: Monday, noon to 7 p.m.; Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Healing Canna offers a large, well-lit waiting and reception area to patients who come to take advantage of the varying daily specials, in addition to its punch card, which offers a free eighth after 11 are purchased. Members receive even greater discounts, and access to a large selection of edibles, house-made bubble hash and a viewable grow room. The center only sells to patients age 21 and over, and gives 10 percent off to disabled vets. Check its website for daily menu updates.

The Healthy Connections

Strains: 15

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

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

The Healthy Connections offers 10 to 20 strains, including Strawberry Cough, White Berry, Rock Bud and Lemon Skunk, as well as edibles like lemon bars, double-strength brownies, chocolate, peanut butter, toffee squares and snickerdoodles. The center also claims to be the exclusive Colorado Springs distributor of the Green Dragon drink.

Heavenly Medical Caregivers

Strains: 30

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

Hours: Daily, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Discounts abound at Heavenly Medical Caregivers: The first 100 visitors on Saturdays receive a free joint, while first-time visitors receive a free joint anytime. Look for strains like Granddaddy Purple, Purple Urkle and Blue Cheese, plus edibles, clones, hash and tinctures, as well as on-site massage therapy.

H.E.M.P.

Strains: 15

Central: 700 Juanita St., 635-4367, hempcos.com

Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Higher Elevation Medical Products calls a location behind Fargo's Pizza Co. home. Look for 10 to 15 strains, clones, edibles, hash, pipes and vaporizers. Members enjoy low prices, such as no eighth of an ounce over $40.

The Herb Shoppe

Strains: 30

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

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4:20 p.m.

Owned by husband and wife team Ashley and Kasey Knutson, THS offers $35 eighths on all strains as well as free yoga. Also look for edibles like hash oil, coconut oil, hash pills, toffee, brownies, chocolates, cannabutter, pretzel sticks and sodas.

The Herban Center

Strains: 10

Academy (South): 6530 S.Academy Blvd., #110, 540-6000

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 4

If you happen to be searching for a new center, you might consider the Herban Center: If you transfer to its service, you'll receive an eighth of top-shelf product for free. Others receive a free gram of medication if they refer a friend, and any purchase over $20 nets a free edible, such as carrot cake, banana bread, canna butter, a medicated sucker, brownie or Keef Cola.

Indispensary

Strains: 46

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

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Strains: 46

Downtown: 123 E. Bijou St.,434-7460

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Strains: 46

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

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Sister to Independent records, Indispensary combines over 30 years of customer service experience with a high-altitude, all-organic cultivation facility to offer the best of both worlds. Look for over 40 strains of greenhouse-grown medication, as well as tinctures, edibles, smoking accessories, vaporizers and more. A representative for the center describes it as being knowledgeable and compassionate. Also look for member discounts.

JP Wellness

Strains: 24

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

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

JP offers a "very cool, very clean" atmosphere in which to purchase medication. A dual waiting room procedure shows an emphasis on patient confidentiality, while free drinks and pastries are available for the peckish. Join its VIP "Frequent Higher" program to earn additional percentage points off medication, and get a free gram if you name JP as your primary caregiver. Also grab snacks, sack lunches and drinks for all patients.

The Kind Neighbor

Strains: 7

Central: 6335 E. Platte Ave.,937-6337, thekindneighbor.com

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Kind Neighbor specializes in "Kind Kapsules," varying combinations of hemp oil and hash oil, available in 5:1, 7:1 and 9:1 ratios, respectively. A high-end individual capsule will run around $8, but one unnamed employee tells us it packs a punch. Otherwise look for hash oil, as well as a bevy of discounts: First-time visitors get 20-percent off, and those who become members of the center get a jar of goodies full of capsules, pre-rolls, an eighth of the patient's choice and more — a $100 value. For individual strains, check out the center's Sugar Haze. "Most people can smoke it and go to work," says the employee. "It's a really functionable high."

Levity Wellness

Strains: 20

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

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Sporting easily the most entertaining website in this guide, Levity Wellness (formerly High Mountain) offers discounts galore: Free joints on Monday and Friday with any purchase of an eighth; text message discounts; 10-percent off on your first visit; 10-percent off for military, the elderly and those with disabilities; and 20-percent off permanently, once Levity is named your caregiver. Look for edibles like medicated sodas, ice creams and popsicles, as well as clones, lotions and soaps. Note: Eighths typically run $32 to $40.

Maggie's Farm

Strains: 15

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

Hours: Daily, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Owner Bill Conkling says his center offers a full line of hybrid indica-sativa strains, and while they don't currently offer edibles, likely will in the future. "My focus on this thing is meds," Conkling says. "We're trying to be straight-up and simple." To that end, the grower offers 100-percent organic strains like The Flav, Querkle and more. First-time patients will receive an un-weighed nugget of free medication. Conkling's goal? "Let the product be our own advertisement."

Marimeds

Strains: 20

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

Hours: Daily, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

While top-quality strains are always available, Marimeds also offers edibles like truffles, hard candies, rice treats, crackers, muffins, teas, colas, tinctures, Cheeba Chews and more. "The Cheeba Chews are Colorado's most potent edible right now," says owner Brett Dunn. Also look for earwax hash, bubble hash, keef and caviar, as well as a special on glass pipes for under $30.

Medical Cannabis Caregivers

Strains: 20

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

Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

MC Caregivers is a (very) private and (very) discreet, House Bill 1284-compliant medical marijuana center. Look for cannabis, accessories, edibles, and topical lotions and oils. As owner Ken (last name withheld) told us after sweeping all three 2010 Best Of categories for best center, edibles and caregiver: "We're trying to go after folks that truly need marijuana as a medicine."

Mercy Wellness Center

Strains: 15 to 20

Central: 417 N. Circle Drive, 667-1111

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Members still enjoy lower prices on products like tinctures, salves, edibles, cooking oils and butter. For a closer look, it has a microscope through which patients may view their medication magnified 200 times. Check out the prescription bottles that can be refilled with a $5 discount. Otherwise, all its top-shelf eighths are $45 for members, with additional discounts available.

Mile High Holistics

Strains: 20

Palmer Lake: 626 Highway 105, 487-0901, milehighholistics.com

Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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, some from Breward's own company Native Infusions — "a lot of fresh-baked goods, salsas, etc." Also lotions, rubs, balms, hash, ice cream, pipes, vaporizers and more are available. As for specials, Mondays are Pay It Forward day as five cans, a winter coat or something similar will net a free pre-roll or edible, while Fridays are happy hour, when a barbecue typically kicks-off at 4:20 p.m. and attendees receive a free pre-roll.

Mountain High Medical Caregivers

Strains: 20

Northwest: 4325 N. Nevada Ave., 344-5698

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

On the corner of Nevada Avenue and Garden of the Gods Road, Mountain High Medical strives to be open, inviting and upscale while specializing in top-shelf meds. They offer an extensive lineup of edibles including Keef Cola, Discreet Treats, Gaia's Garden and Sweet Earth Palliatives, as well as tinctures, hash and hand-held vaporizers. Member patients get a flat 20-percent discount off all products; watch for their expansion in the coming months.

Mountain Made Meds

Strains: 15 to 20

Northwest: 5162 Centennial Blvd., 528-6337, mountainmademeds.com

Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Located right on the corner of Centennial Boulevard and North 30th Street, Mountain Made Meds' owner Patrick Warren says to expect all top-shelf meds, as well as clones, edibles, tinctures, pipes and hash. "You're pretty much going to get a one-stop shop," Warren says.

Mountain Med Club

Strains: 15

Northwest: 4465 Northpark Drive, #201, 599-4180

Hours: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

At the corner of Garden of the Gods Road and Interstate 25 lies Mountain Med Club. Look for Keef Cola, cookies, medicated teas, candy bars, natural rolling papers, the Magic-Flight Launch Box, glass storage containers and an "amazing" Sour Diesel strain. Members enjoy a free eighth on their birthday, as well as a discount for using an MMC-purchased stash jar. For privacy, the center offers separate rooms for all its services.

Mountain Medicals

Strains: 8 to 12

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

Hours: Monday, noon-5 p.m.; Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.; Sunday, by appointment only

"We're kind of a unique mom-and-son team," says co-owner Vanessa Haakenson. "I've had several family members with cancer, so that's why we got involved." The center takes a holistic approach to healing, and offers various discounts to those who designate it as their center. Look for edibles including cheesecake, hard candies, chocolates, and infused butter, as well as medicated teas, bottled drinks, lotions and rubs.

Mountain View Cannabis

Strains: 20

Central: 21 N. Circle Drive, 471-4357, mountainviewcannabis.com

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Tucked in among three other businesses on North Circle Drive, Mountain View stands out with low-priced medication for some members, edibles and tinctures. Patients who designate Mountain View as caregiver are eligible for a variety of discounts, with restrictions.

Natural AdvantageMedical Marijuana Center

Strains: 24

OCC: 925 W. Cucharras St., 533-1177, naturaladvantage420.com

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Natural Advantage offers edibles, hard candies, brownies, tinctures, lotions, potions and teas, in addition to in-house chiropractic care, massage therapy, information on natural herbal medicine, lifestyle and pain counseling, and doctor referrals. Members get 10-percent off all products, including books and T-shirts, and are also eligible to purchase ounces of medication at wholesale prices.

Natural Mystic Cannabis Caregivers

Strains: 22

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

Hours: Monday-Saturday,11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Locally owned Natural Mystic offers a discreet downtown location with over 20 top-shelf strains. A history of working with medical marijuana patients for over 10 years ensures that Mystic will provide the highest level of quality care for its patients.

Natural Remedies MMJ

Strains: 30

Central: 408 S. Nevada Ave., 800/985-7168, naturalremediesmmj.org

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Natural Remedies "understands the need for discretion and privacy" and focuses "more on providing excellent customer service, and less on the bottom line," according to a statement on its website. One unnamed employee says it offers daily specials; strains like Burgundy Goo and Grand Daddy Purple X Mango; tinctures, plant seeds and various pipes; and edibles like brownies, peanut butter cups, truffles and s'mores. Prices for eighths run $35 to $55.

Nature's Way

Strains: 30

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

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Offering "mostly organic, soil-grown" meds, Nature's Way runs $40 specials for an eighth of an ounce of its top-shelf medication. You can also find edibles such as butter, cooking oil, cookies, Chex Mix, brownies, suckers and hard candies, as well as vitamins, hash, pipes and joints. Members get $25 specials on eighths, and free joints on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Original Cannabis Growers

Strains: 11

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

Hours: Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, noon to 7 p.m.

Original Cannabis Growers — whose motto is "Private, friendly and discreet" — expanded into a remodeled, 1,800-square-foot building. OCG offers $31.25 for an eighth, $10 "grade A" grams ($5 "grade B" grams), and $250 ounces. Keef and Keef Cola also available. Limits may apply to non-members.

Physician Preferred Products

Strains: 22

Manitou Springs: 1118 Manitou Ave., 344-5798, physicianpreferred.net

Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m.

Along with its sister store in Northglenn, PPP offers edibles such as teas, coffees and drinks, as well as tinctures and "top-grade medication" says owner Marcos Ronquillo. Most notably, however, Ronquillo says the center will pay for your initial doctor's visit. "My background is physical therapy. I saw how it was with the patients that were wanting marijuana and how it was affecting them, how [much] better they were — night and day, within a month-and-a-half." Also note that first-time patients receive a free joint.

Pikes Peak Alternative Health & Wellness

Strains: 30

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

Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays, noon to 4 p.m.

Pikes Peak specializes in treating hospice and cancer patients as well as those with other disabilities. If you choose PPAHW as your medical marijuana center, plants are grown specifically for your condition. There are also grow classes, and patients can purchase clones and growing supplies. Only raw materials — like extracted oils and canna butter — go into the center's homemade treats, which include cookies, brownies, four flavors of muffins, and massively popular truffles. For further medicating needs, look for tinctures, capsules, ice cream, candy, drinks, salves, and hash. An escort from building to patient's vehicle is available upon request.

Pikes Peak Cannabis Caregivers

Strains: 25

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

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In addition to top-shelf medical marijuana, Pikes Peak Cannabis Caregivers offers a wide array of tinctures, bubble hash, THC pills and 11 varieties of tea. Its edibles include eight kinds of brownies, plus pizza, candies, fudge, chocolates, ice cream, marinara sauce, Chex Mix, caramel popcorn and soda. Glassware and vaporizers are also available at wholesale prices. First-time customers who buy an eighth get a joint and pipe free; so do customers who refer a friend. Popular strains include Sour Sage and White Widow.

Pikes Peak Natural Wonders

Strains: 30

Northwest: 4157 Centennial Blvd., 375-8887

Hours: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

If the availability of a massage therapist, an acupuncturist and over 30-plus strains isn't enough, PPNW now offers a gift shop. In the meantime, look for consistent pricing, as well as lab testing, on each of its strains.

Pure Intentions Wellness Center

Strains: 12 to 15

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

Hours: Daily, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Every Monday through Wednesday, patients receive $3 edibles from the center's extensive selection, including products from vendors like Twice Baked and Wellness Drops. Also find tinctures, hash oils, teas, coffee creamers, lip balms and more. Grams start at $12, and members receive pricing starting at $30 to $40 per eighth.

Pure Medical

Strains: 40

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

Hours: Daily, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Pure Medical 2

Strains: 40

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

Hours: Daily, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

In addition to offering a broad array of Colorado-grown strains, Pure Medical carries edibles (truffles, hard candy, vegetable oil, butter and cappuccino among others), tinctures, keef, hash and hash pills. Pipes and vaporizers are also available.

Quality Cultivators

Strains: 20 to 30

OCC: 201 S. 22nd St., 634-6876, mmjfarm.com

Hours: Daily, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

"We're not like any other center that I know of in the state," says one unnamed employee. He's referring to QC's approach to medicine: The patient tells the center which plant to grow, the center gives a free half-eighth for each plant and then sells the remainder for $25 per eighth, or $200 per ounce. Up to 30 strains are available for selection; the center says some of its more unusual ones are Apple Jack, G-Berry, Banana, Flow, Lemon Skunk and more. QC is also the creator and distributor of Sarah's Medicated Teas.

Rocky Mountain Herbal Health Center

Strains: 13

Pueblo: 434 S. McCulloch Blvd., #1, 719/562-0420

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sundays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Rocky Mountain Herbal Health Center offers a full lineup of customizable edibles, such as birthday cakes for diabetics. Besides the $32 eighths all the time, members enjoy $10 grams, 10-percent-off purchases and a free gram on Tuesday or Sunday. Disabled veterans get a free gram on Wednesday, and all veterans get 10-percent-off; free joints on Sundays. Lastly, massage services are available upon request.

Rocky Mountain Miracles

Strains: 40

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

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 7 p.m.

Owner Ali Hillery says RMM carries products from TinctureBelle, Wellness Drops, Sarah's Medicated Teas, Keef Cola and more. "We've got great prices," she says. "For our members, all new members get a free eighth." Members also enjoy $220 ounces, as well as new strains released bi-weekly.

Roy's Cannabis Connection

Strains: 45

Central: 2360 E. Platte Ave., 634-9333, royscc.com

Hours: Daily, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Roy's offers edibles, tinctures, hash, pipes and vaporizers and has recently expanded to offer as many as 45 different strains of medication. The center's growers donate pure cannabis oil for use by cancer patients. Pricing is $5 to $15 per gram, plus member specials.

S.S.I.

Strains: 20

Central: 549 E. Cimarron St., 632-3232, ssicares.com

Hours: Daily, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

S.S.I. originally opened as a delivery service catering to "seniors and shut-ins" — hence the name. It offers freebies galore: a 45-minute limo ride with the same-day purchase of $150 or more; buy-one-get-one-free deals for first-time patients; a free pre-rolled joint with any purchase of more than $40, and more. Look for products from Discreet Treats, TinctureBelle and Healthy Creations.

Simple Care Wellness Center

Strains: 11

Academy (North): 8270 Razorback Road, 268-0612

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Simple Care Wellness Center "focuses on the medication," says owner Keith Northwood. While it does carry pipes and the traditional edibles, the center is dedicated to patients and their specific medicinal needs, stocking "a variety of strains for anyone and everyone who needs them."

Strawberry Fields Alternative Health and Wellness

Strains: 45 to 50

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

Hours: Daily, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

In an e-mail, an unnamed co-owner wrote, "Every member of our team has fully committed to our goal to set the bar on compliance, professionalism and industry knowledge while offering an asinine amount of strains."To that end, look for specialized member pricing on the center's medication, as well as vaporizers, pipes and rolling papers. And note: "In addition to our revered bud room, we offer a highly developed selection of potent edibles and infused products."

The Springs Connection

Strains: 16 to 20

Academy (South): 3129 Delta Drive, 465-3017, thespringsmmj.com

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Located south of South Circle Drive and Hancock Expressway, the Springs Connection boasts a secure, neighborly feel. Look for edibles, such as hard candies, chocolates and suckers, as well as Keef Cola. For accessories, the Springs Connection offers pipes and bongs; medication prices generally range from $25 to $45 per eighth of an ounce.

Third Day Apothecary

Strains: 39

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

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Third Day Apothecary is located on the northeast corner of Flintridge Drive and North Academy Boulevard. The center says all strains are grown in-house, and have received recognition in the Cannabis Cup competition. Bubble Hash and house-made edibles are available. All of Third Day's patients receive 20-percent-off of all purchases. The center also runs a "compassion program" that offers free medication for terminal patients.

Todays Health Care

Strains: 20

West side: 1635 W. Uintah St., Suite E, 633-1300, todayshealthcaremeds.com

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Strains: 20

West Side: 221 S. Eighth St., 635-9002

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Todays Health Care has some extra incentives for patients who buy over an eighth of an ounce: a once-a-month raffle for prizes like Denver Broncos tickets, or a free ounce. But on the serious side, Todays Health still offers free rides to medical appointments for terminal cancer patients, even if they're not Todays Health customers. They stock Keef Cola sodas, 20 flavors of Mile High Ice Cream, Cheeba Chews, tinctures, pipes and vaporizers. Enjoy a 10-percent-off happy hour from 2 to 3 p.m. on weekdays, and $35 eighths and $200 ounces the rest of the time. Note it has recently opened a second location.

TopBuds

Strains: 15 to 20

Powers: 575 Valley St., #10, 591-7411

Hours: Daily, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Look for vaporizers, pipes, bongs, grinders and scales at TopBuds, as well as a variety of edibles, hash and tinctures. Use its growing assistance for personal home care, and receive special prices on medication from 4 to 5 p.m. on its house-grown medication. The center also offers a Canna Club, which can yield a patient two free eighths of medication per month.

Total Health Concepts

Strains: 15 to 20

Downtown: 502 S. Weber St., 471-4180

Hours: Daily, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Strains: 15 to 20

West side: 23 McKinley Place, 635-1169

Hours: Daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Total Health Concepts, a Denver offshoot, offers edibles, including chips and salsa, candies, cookies and brownies. Free gated parking is available at the each location, plus a collection of original hand-blown Colorado glass.

Tree of Wellness

Strains: 20 to 25

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

Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday noon to 6 p.m.

Tree of Wellness offers a comprehensive medicinal array: chocolates, tea bags, hard candies, trail mix, granola bars, ointments, lip balms and cannabis-infused skin care products. The center also sells pipes, including water pipes, and 10 different kinds of hash, plus hash oils.

Trichome Health Consultants

Strains: 30

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

Hours: Monday-Friday,10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Trichome offers grow classes and instruction in herbology and reflexology. The center, which opened in late 2008, specializes in high-grade/low-cost marijuana; a large selection of edibles including hash candies, sodas, crackers, "tri-treats," coffees, teas, cupcakes, cookies, brownies, salad dressings and cheesecakes; and vaporizers, lotions, salves and clones. And the Trichome motto? "One of the oldest and most-trusted medicinal providers in Colorado."

uHeal Apothecary

Strains: 20

Downtown: 101 N. Tejon St., #102, 465-3471, uhealapothecary.com

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

One of downtown's newest centers, uHeal Apothecary offers weekly coupons for discounted meds, and a rewards program for patients and members. Look for the traditional offerings of balms, rubs, lotions, tinctures, and edibles such as different savories, sodas, sweets and hash pills.

We Grow Colorado

Strains: 10 to 15

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

Hours: Daily, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The leaders of We Grow are particularly proud of their house "Papa's Strains," a line of anywhere between three and 12 kinds. We Grow, which is also proud to serve local vets, sells edibles and tinctures, as well as glassware, vaporizers, lotions and rubs.

White Mountain Medicine

Strains: 30

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

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

"We have a ton of edibles," says Lacy Scott, who co-owns White Mountain Medicine with her husband Randy. Look for products from North Shore Edibles, TinctureBelle, Wellness Drops, Head Bread and more. Phoenix Tears Hemp Oil, as well as earwax and black tar hash, is also available. Members enjoy $35-per-eighth pricing on strains like Lionheart and Storm Trooper. Accessories include pipes, bongs and vaporizers.

Westside Wellness Center

Strains: 15 to 20

West side: 2200 Bott Ave.,344-8441, westsidewellnesscs.com

Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Westside Wellness has set out to create a relaxing space that feels like home. That warm and inviting atmosphere plays an important role in the center's community-building activities. Look for a 15-percent discount for veterans, as well as the availability of the Kali Mist strain. The family-owned and -operated center offers only Colorado-grown strains, edibles, tinctures and lotions, as well as pipes and vaporizers.

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