Cannabis Queens of Denver
Women’s Studies in the Mile High City
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Once you meet up with your guide and the rest of your group, you’ll head out to explore the streets of Denver. You’ll find numerous notable landmarks, discover where to shop and eat, and even get an incredible look at the Rocky Mountains. Furthermore, you’ll learn from your guide about how the legalization of cannabis has changed the city and get an idea of what your adventures in travel will bring you.
On your first full day, you’ll visit one of the most renowned dispensaries in Denver. 3D Cannabis Center was founded in 2014 by long-time advocate and activist Toni Savage Fox, and it has the distinction of making the first legal sale of recreational cannabis. Not only will you have a wide variety of products to look over and choose from, but you’ll also get a clear view of their cultivation room. Toni’s absolute commitment to quality and safety is clearly showcased, and it serves as a reminder of her dedication to legal and sensible usage.
Afterward, you and your group will spend the afternoon and evening in the River North Art District, or RiNo. As you walk the streets, you’ll come across some truly incredible murals splashed across many of its buildings. You’ll also find concert venues, art galleries, outstanding bars and restaurants, and a wide variety of food trucks to choose from.
The second dispensary you’ll visit will be Simply Pure, the first one in Colorado owned by an African-American woman. Its founder is Wanda James, a former Navy lieutenant and restaurant owner who joined the industry after her brother was imprisoned for pot-possession. She is a fiercely outspoken advocate for legalized cannabis consumption, taking on everything from unfair prison sentences to veteran usage for PTSD. Not only does she offer a wide range of products from flowers and concentrates to cookbooks, but you’ll be happy to know that all of her edibles are 100 percent vegan and gluten-free.
Later on, you’ll pay a visit to the extremely colorful International Church of Cannabis. With members known as Elevationists, it’s centered around spirituality and self-discovery with help from the cannabis plant. While it looks like a standard church from the outside, its walls and ceilings are like a technicolor explosion from the 1960s.
The next big stop on your list is MiNDFUL, founded in 2009 and made popular by its former CEO Meg Sanders. While this dispensary offers plenty of products for recreational usage, it also offers plenty of strains for medicinal purposes. Whether you’re suffering from nausea and migraines or anxiety and depression, its dedicated employees carefully develop and modify each strain to ensure that it’s safe and effective.
Because art and cannabis go hand-in-hand, you’ll then head over to the Denver Art Museum. From centuries-old African artifacts to the works of Andy Warhol, you’ll receive a full education in art history and design. Even the building itself is an architectural wonder.
Your next visit will be to the unique Euflora, also known as the “Apple Store of Weed.” Founded by Jamie Perino in 2014, it’s outfitted with mobile tablets that list the THC levels and effects of each strain that’s placed in front of them. Employees, known as budtenders, are also present for a more personal experience. You’ll also get the chance to tour its 7,000 square foot greenhouse, where you can learn more about the different stages of cultivation and get a full, up-close look at this wonderful facility.
Cannabis-friendly art classes are becoming increasingly popular in areas where it’s legal, and this is exactly what you’ll be doing later on. Kush & Canvases, owned and founded by Sarah Woodson, provides a safe and intimate environment for you and your group to create art and enjoy the products you’ve purchased earlier.
On your last full day, you’ll attend a workshop organized by Women Grow, a Denver-based organization that promotes female leadership in the cannabis industry. It’s here that you’ll learn of the multitude of women-owned companies, how they achieved success and the hardships that women continue to face within the industry. You’ll also get an insight into how marijuana’s criminalization has affected both the country and marginalized groups. And finally, if interested, you’ll have the opportunity to join Women Grow and take part in this amazing movement.
Your adventures in travel have come to an end. Be sure to enjoy one last walk around Denver before you head to the airport and fly back home, now feeling happy, empowered, and well-informed on this growing industry and the women driving it.
When Colorado fully legalized cannabis in 2014, women proved to be many of its strongest and most vocal advocates. Between the medical benefits and its recreational forms, they’ve also shown that they can create a lucrative business out of this incredible, multi-functional plant. On this tour, you’ll visit Denver’s best female-owned dispensaries and see first-hand how women could benefit from this law change.
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