Written by admin | 5:39 pm on June 14, 2013
Here’s your early weekend update on what’s happening at Denver Relief:
Ean, Nick, and Kayvan were recently featured on the HBO’s Vice Motherboard, an online series of videos that tackle controversial subjects around the world. What’s more fitting than medical marijuana, right? This features not only a tour of the dispensary (which MANY of you are familiar with) but also of the grow facility. This is a great view if you’ve wanted a more “behind the scenes” look at Denver Relief.
There are tons of great events coming up, but one of the highlights of our summer is the chance to help out at Ekar Farm. Last year, GREEN TEAM volunteers went above andbeyond in helping maintain and harvest for them, with hundreds of pounds of produce as the fruit of their labor. We’re only accepting limited numbers of volunteers through our Facebook event, but if you can’t make it, they’re also accepting donations through their website: www.ekarfarm.org. All proceeds directly benefit Ekar’s programming, operations and vegetable donation to the Jewish Family Service Weinberg Food Pantry. Dates: 6/26, 7/24, 8/21.
We’re hoping that while you’re out with your kids picking up fun toys for the pool this summer, you also keep in mind the children of Moore, Oklahoma, as recovery efforts continue there. Through the end of the month, we’ll be offering a $1 preroll to anyone who brings in a new toy as part of a joint effort with many other great centers in Denver. In addition, Gaia’s Garden Karma Kandies are 50% off, as well. To date we’ve received zero donations, so come in and let’s show the people of OK how big our hearts are in CO.
June’s “Super Special Sale” is still rocking on, with strains rotating in and out as availability changes. Right now, we’ve got some really gorgeous I.S.S. on the shelf and two of our newest strains, Ghost Train Haze and Cold Creek Kush that are absolute steals. Prices range from $30 an eighth to $200 an ounce, but we have strains that are flying out, so check with your budtender or our WeedMaps or Leafly pages to see what we’ve got. We’ll try to keep it going as long as we can!
Finally, we’re also taking volunteers for clean-up at The 710 Cup. If you saw the headlines from the last 420 friendly event at the EXDO, you know there’s a need to help improve the image of MMJ businesses in that neighborhood. Frankly, it was a disaster zone. Let’s show the folks in the RiNo area that we care about our community and environment and help ensure it looks the same as before the Cup. Interested parties should RSVP on the Facebook event page.
Written by admin | 1:02 pm on May 31, 2013
Last year, Colorado’s record high temperatures caused some serious issues for home and commercial growers alike. We caught up with Denver Relief cultivation expert Nick Hice to talk about what happened last summer and how you can prepare for the one coming up. Here are his tips:
Written by admin | 7:18 am on May 1, 2013
How the time flies. From our humble beginnings delivering across the city to winning the Cannabis Cup last month, there’s been a lot of change at Denver Relief. Without support from our amazing patients, none of this would be possible. We’re incredibly appreciative of everyone who has stuck by us when the shelves were a little low or the waiting room was a little packed. Thank you.
In order to celebrate, we’re offering some great deals to patients to kick off our anniversary week, including:
These deals last from 5/20-5/23, just tell your budtender you’re there for the anniversary special! Thanks so much for being a critical part of what we do at Denver Relief.
Written by admin | 12:44 pm on April 12, 2013
GREEN TEAM Partners Ready for Largest 4/20 Celebration Yet [Tweet this]
DENVER, Colo (April 8, 2013) – Founded in 2009 by Ean Seeb and Kayvan S.T. Khalatbari, the Denver Relief GREEN TEAM is a volunteer organization dedicated to improving the perception of the medical cannabis industry through community service and social activism. Through outreach efforts such as litter cleanups, free bicycle and wheelchair repair clinics and ongoing food and clothing drives, the GREEN TEAM has been recognized by The Christian Science Monitor, Denver Business Journal, Denver Daily News, Westword, MMJ Business Daily and The Boulder Daily Camera among others for demonstrating that medical cannabis businesses and patients are positive contributors to Denver.
Partnering with over a dozen cannabis-related businesses, the GREEN TEAM is expecting their largest volunteer turnout in the four years they’ve been organizing cleanup events at the annual 4/20 Rally at Civic Center Park. Helping out in this day of community action will be past participants Natural Remedies, Sexy Pizza, Illuzion Glass, MMD Medical Marijuana Doctors and MMC Depot, as well as new allies Pink House, Verde, Walking Raven, and Local Product of Colorado (medical marijuana centers), The Hemp Connoisseur magazine, O.Pen Vape and Denver Relief Consulting, who will also be heading up efforts in Massachusetts.
Past volunteers are more excited than ever, with prizes from sponsors ranging from “Free Slice” cards from Sexy Pizza for full trash bags turned in, to custom glass pieces from Illuzion Glass. “I’ve had the privilege of volunteering with Green Team, and it’s amazing to see the increasing number of people that come out for each event,” said Corporal Sean Azzariti, USMC and past GREEN TEAM volunteer. “With 16 sponsors this year encouraging people to get involved, the number of Green Team volunteers should be record breaking.”
Additional sponsors include Denver-based edibles company Marqaha, art work from Detour, and Hal Remington Home Grown T-shirts.
Seeb and Khalatbari are members of several community and civil rights organizations including Denver Kids, The Anti-Defamation League, The Denver Center Theater Company, Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado, E-3 Events, The Colorado Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the National Cannabis Industry Association. This commitment to service and philanthropy is a year long effort supported in part through their Medical Marijuana Center Denver Relief. The GREEN TEAM donates to different local charities each month through a giveaway in association with Illuzion Glass, and has removed over 350 bags of trash from Civic Center Park. In regard to the 4/20 Cleanup, Seeb notes that “With the passage of Amendment 64, this year’s event is about cannabis as a whole, not strictly medical or recreational. It’s more important than ever for our industry to band together and help battle the negative connotations and stigmas that come with marijuana use. We expect the world to be watching this 4/20.”
The success of the 4/20 Cleanup is a result of the efforts of dedicated volunteers. If you would like to participate please see the below schedule:
9:00 AM – Join Denver Relief at Wild Eggs (300 E Alameda Ave) for breakfast with industry partners and volunteers. Wild Eggs is offering deal on the Smokin’ Hash (only $4.20!) and this is a great way to fuel up for the day.
1:00 PM – Volunteers will check-in at the Denver Relief tent, located in the middle of Civic Center park. There will be a station to deposit trash near three roll-away dumpsters. During this time, volunteers will be picking up trash and speaking with members of the community. One raffle ticket for the giveaway and two “free slice” cards from Sexy Pizza will be given to volunteers for each bag of trash checked in.
3:20 PM – All Green Team volunteers will be called up on the main stage by event organizer Miguel Lopez. After brief remarks from Ean Seeb, volunteers will descend into the crowd.
4:19 PM – Meet back at the tent for prize drawings and more.
About Denver Relief
Denver Relief is a tenured group of cannabis professionals dedicated to providing the highest quality medicine, service, and experience to registered Colorado medical marijuana patients. Featured on 60 Minutes, BBC, CNN, and in the Wall Street Journal.
About Denver Relief Consulting
Denver Relief Consulting believes that marijuana business is still business and by bringing a professional edge to cannabis we can help create a well-functioning and legal enterprise for our clients.
About Natural Remedies
Located in the heart of LoDo, on 16th and Market St., Natural Remedies is a first-class medical marijuana dispensary. High quality meds (edibles, flower, concentrates) along with friendly and knowledgeable customer service ensures all patients have a top notch shopping experience.
About Walking Raven
Proud to serve the Colorado community and its patients since August 2009.
About Pink House
Grown in nature. Perfected in Colorado
About The Hemp Connoisseur
Our mission at The Hemp Connoisseur is to provide an elegant educational resource that encourages collaboration within the industrial hemp and medical cannabis industry.
About Illuzion Glass
Illuzion Glass carries high-end glass works from local and nationally known artists and was recently awarded the Denver Westword’s 2012 award for “Best Glass Pipes For 1 Percenters”.
About Sexy Pizza
Sexy Pizza is proud to serve up real New York-style pizza, pasta, calzones and more from two locations (Capitol Hill and South Pearl Street), and donates regularly to SAFER, Sensible Colorado, SSDP, and LEAP.
About MMC Depot
MMC Depot is a leading supplier of packaging materials in Colorado, offering personalized packaging consultations for our customers, as well as an on-site showroom displaying the latest in MMC packaging supplies.
About Local Product of Colorado
At Local Product of Colorado, our mission is to serve our patients with respect as we assist them with all of their Medical Marijuana needs.
Verde’s mission is to provide top quality service of the highest grade medical marijuana. With decades of experience behind them, the Verde team focuses on each individual harvest, maintaining strict standards of quality and sanitation.
Compassionate Doctors on staff to assist you in obtaining your medical marijuana license.
About O.Pen Vape
It’s what’s inside that counts.
Written by admin | 6:01 pm on February 22, 2013
Denver Relief has the O.Pen Vape in stock now, one of the hottest medical marijuana vaporizing products in Colorado. Patients have been raving about the 250 and 500mg cartridges that contain strain specific CO2 honey oil.
Vaporizing is one of the safest ways to consumed medical cannabis and is highly recommended for patients that cannot or would prefer not to smoke. It also saves on the hassle of breaking up raw flower and putting it in a larger vaporizing unit, which can product mess and waste money.
Additionally, patients prefer the O-Pen Vape to edibles because it gives them fast-acting relief. Infused products can have a “lag” before taking effect, making them less practical for patients who deal with issues like seizures or migraines and need a quick delivery of medicine without smoking. With no buttons to push, a patient can simply put the O-Pen to their lips and draw for up to eight seconds to get a dose of medicine.
Stop in and ask about our buy two cartridge, get one pen free deal!
As with any item, O-Pen vapes are subject to availability, so feel free to call ahead. 303.420.MEDS.
Written by admin | 4:25 pm on January 29, 2013
We’ve crunched the numbers and the data is in… these are our top selling medical marijuana strains and edibles from 2012! While there were some new products and plants that definitely gained steam over the year, we feel these lists are a solid representation of what you, the patients, loved from Denver Relief. Here’s the breakdown:
5. Gaia’s Garden Lozenges
Gaia’s Garden has been around since 2009, mixing colorful packaging with consistent strength. Feel like getting fired up without actually “firing up”? Try the always hot Cinnamon. For a more mellow medible, try relaxing with the mixed fruit. With nine per package, you’re usually getting a little more than 10mg per dose, perfect for taking the edge off. ($10 member, $11 non)
4. Green Cross Colorado 151mg CannaPunch OMG Bold
Whew, that’s a mouthful! Our second strongest medicated beverage packs a serious punch at 151mg, making this great for patients that need a little in the morning, a little in the evening, and a little at supper time. Made from Denver Relief’s own crops, these strain specific drinks were a hit from the moment they were released, and are available in Blue Raspberry and Pineapple Mango. Patients suffering from G.I. ailments such as Chron’s Disease and I.B.S. have found these particularly effective. ($18 member, $20 non)
3. MarQaha Take Flight Mist
As the infused product industry continues to flourish, few have distinguished themselves like MarQaha, and it’s not just the memorable name. Branching out into strain specific products, they offer a sativa, indica, and blend line of oral sprays that are both discreet and potent. Taken sublingually, or under the tongue, the effects take hold much faster, eliminating the “lag time” that some patients experience after ingestion. Try them in Qola, Nillaberry, or Mellow Mint. ($25 member, $30 non)
2. Denver Relief CannaBits
Oh CannaBits, how we miss you. Even though production halted on these fan favorite, they still land at the #2 spot. Why? The CannaBits were the perfect combination of strength and consistency, which is what you can expect when they’re infused with Denver Relief medicine. To this day, they remain our #1 most requested product.
1. Gaia’s Garden Karma Kandies
Gaia’s lands two edibles in the top 5 – an impressive feat – and this wasn’t even close. You could point to the multitude of flavors – chocolate, caramel, cinnamon, sour apple, sour strawberry, and sour grape – or the fact that they’re dang tasty. Whatever it is, we have more bulk purchases of Karma Kandies than any other product by far. Maybe we should put every edible in their own jar? ($9 member, $10 non)
5. Sour Diesel
One of only two sativas on the top five, this classic diesel variety is known for its pungent aroma and light, nearly pink hairs jutting out from behind bulbous calyxes. Energetic and creative, there’s a noticeable effect on the mind and body. We often refer to this clone only strain as the “extreme sport” version of cannabis. Take that, X-Games!
It was a miracle! We thought we had lost Gumbo, but it soon returned and produced this accidental cross, “resurrecting” the line by pollinating a Bio-Diesel plant. The result was our fourth most popular strain last year, Bio-Jesus. A strong indica, it takes all the sweetness of the Gumbo and combines it with the brute strength of Bio-D. Our patients regularly use Bio-Jesus to get sleep without waking up to an ache or pain.
3. Blue Dream
If Bio-Jesus was a Tylenol PM, Blue Dream would be a Five Hour Energy drink. Great for going for a jog or just cleaning the house, this is a sativa that combines a great head effect with an active body buzz. The creamy blueberry flavor makes this strain a favorite of patients that choose to vaporize. In short, it’s dreamy.
Winner of the 2009 Medical Marijuana Harvest Cup, the legend continues. We’ve recently started letting the Bio-Diesel go a little longer in the garden to get back all of the potency and flavor it’s always been known for, but even the 70 day variety remained at the top of patients’ shopping lists. Feel free to celebrate with one of our stylish new Grassroots hats.
1. Ultimate ’91 ChemDawg
Indica fans rejoiced over this combo of ’91 Chem and Chem D, crowned the “Best Hybrid” at The Hemp Connoisseur Championship, along with the “Strongest Tested” award in the category. This smoke has all of the sour, chemmy taste associated with the lineage and is surprisingly fast acting. It’s hard to imagine anything taking over the top spot in 2013, as yield and popularity look to keep Ultimate ’91 ChemDawg #1.
L.A. OG: a strong OG cut that always sells out in days.
Gumbo: maybe 2012 just wasn’t its year? Always a patient favorite.
Tahoe OG: one of our densest strains with tremendous resin production.
Reserva Privada: winner of the THCC award for “Best Indica”.
Lemon Diesel: nothing on the shelf can match the flavor of the Lemon D.
Golden Goat: our newest furry sativa friend, great effect in the head.
Did your favorite strain not make the list? Have a prediction for the top strain in 2013? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Written by admin | 6:34 pm on December 31, 2012
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Written by admin | 1:56 pm on December 13, 2012
The first annual Cannabis Business Awards, sponsored by Clover Leaf Consulting, have released their ballot for outstanding achievement in medical marijuana and Denver Relief received multiple nominations. While we’re honored to be nominated, we need your help to distinguish Denver Relief as one of the best in the Denver medical marijuana community.
Click here to see the ballot, and then vote for us in the Small Business Award 2012, Peoples Choice Award – MMC, Mister Cannabis Colorado (where both Ean and Kayvan are nominated!), and Cannabis Industry MVP (Ean) categories.
Feel free to join us in celebrating at the White Ball Holiday and Industry Business Awards Celebration, a fundraiser for the Cash Hyde Foundation on December 19, from 6:00PM-10:00PM, at Casselmans (2620 Walnut St, Denver). If you’re not familiar with Cash Hyde’s story, here is an excerpt from their website:
Cash “Cashy” Michael Hyde, 4 years old, passed away after a two and a half year battle with brain cancer, in the loving arms of his parents, surrounded by family and friends on November 14, 2012 at 9:55 PM. Cashy endured more pain and suffering than any child should ever have to go through, but he always did it with a smile on his face.
The Cash Hyde Foundation’s mission is to fight cancer with smiles, prayers, positive energy and provide information and financial support for children with cancer and their families.
Cash was an inspiration to so many, and his family continues to do amazing work. We’re proud to be involved with this event.
Congratulations to so many friends of Denver Relief who also received nominations!
Written by admin | 3:05 pm on December 12, 2012
December is always a crazy month: The holidays, family coming into town, last minute shopping, unpredictable weather, the list goes on. You name it, December will throw it at you. We are not immune, and wanted to pass along a few changes that Denver Relief has in store before the new year.
You asked, we listened. Our strain list posted on the T.V. was difficult to read for some patients, so we’ve updated it with one that is much easier on the eyes. Finally, you won’t need to walk around the counter and squint at the jars! Our new menu format is also much easier to update, so the strains listed will (hopefully) be the ones we have in stock. We love hearing feedback, so let us know what you think of the new setup.
Our new neighbors to the north, Punch Bowl Social, have finished their construction and opened for business. Due to the large nature of the building (24,000 sq feet!), they need quite a few parking spots, some of which come from our private lot. Remember that our spaces are 28 through 31, and these are the only spots you should park in. These constraints mean that tow trucks have become a common sight in our parking lot, and the last thing we want a patient to see is the taillights of their car leaving on the back of one. If you had used spots that had previously belonged to the Big Lots, be aware that any cars not visiting Punch Bowl Social will be towed after 5:30PM.
We’re trying to maintain as much flexibility when it comes to accepting cards for purchases, but unfair restrictions on our industry haven’t made it easy. We recently have moved to a “cashless ATM” system, which allows you to swipe a credit or debit card if you know your pin. During this interim period, we waived the $3.00 fee as a show of appreciation to our patients. Unfortunately, the flat fee we incur on small transactions isn’t financially feasible to dismiss, so it is with a heavy heart that we must now charge that $3.00 fee for any purchase under $100. We hope this is a temporary situation and that we will soon be able to accept the same forms of payment as any other small business, but progress in this industry can be painstaking. Thank you for your understanding.
Written by admin | 2:30 pm on November 13, 2012
“Thank you, thank you. It’s a pleasure just to be nominated.”
Thanks to all of our amazing patients, fans in the community, and the benevolent media overlords at Westword, we’ve been invited back to the #WebAwards for a second straight year. After failing to take home the hardware (or novelty sized sunglasses, as the case was) in 2011, we’re proud to have a chance at redemption in the “Best Activist or Advocate Blog” and Best Marijuana Dispensary or Activist on Social Media” categories. We could say it was a hard road back, but we’ve had a blast over the past year and the proof is in our posts. Here’s a look back at some of your favorites since the last nomination:
Best of 2012
In his first response to the passage of Amendment 64, Governor John Hickenlooper now famously said “federal law still says marijuana is an illegal drug so don’t break out the Cheetos or gold fish too quickly.” Ean suspected he’d run into the Governor at the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum fundraising event and packed some snacks accordingly. Hick was a good sport and willingly posed for the photo, although calls from his office weren’t returned when it hit press. The result: one of the best post-64 pictures on the web and an instant meme.
Original post: “As Denver Relief Consulting gets serious about helping those in other states pursue responsible medical marijuana operations, Ean poses with Governor Hickenlooper, along with two of the Gov’s favorite snack foods, in a lighthearted moment.”
Fan reaction: 18 likes, 1 comment, and counting.
It was a big year in the media for Denver Relief, and fans were as excited as we were to see who would be coming through the door next. When “60 Minutes” reached out to us, we knew it would be huge, as they are one of the largest national media outlets to stop by. In the end, they featured footage of both Ean and Kayvan talking to Steve Kroft, and the feedback we received from patients made it 100% worthwhile.
Fan reaction: 110 likes, 11 shares, 15 comments
Over the summer, Denver Relief and the Green Team volunteered with the awesome folks over at Natural Remedies to help Ekar Farms and Jewish families in need. Turnout seemed to get better and better each time, and there’s nothing like a good harvest to get everyone excited. This post shows what a little hard work can do, highlighting the 500 plus pounds of veggies harvested over the day. Great work, crew!
Original post: “Thank you so much to the Green Team and our friends at Natural Remedies, we harvested over 500 pounds of organic squash, cucumbers, radishes, tomatoes, beets, turnips, peas and garlic at EKAR: Jewish Urban Farm and Garden this morning. All of it will be donated the Weinberg Food Pantry.”
Fan reaction: 15 likes, 2 comments, 4 shares.
Invariably, medical marijuana and politics cross paths. When Judge Jim Gray, VP candidate running alongside Gary Johnson, stopped by, we were all ears as he talked about the failure of the U.S. war on drugs. The original post, however, says it all.
Original post: “Gary Johnson‘s vice presidential candidate, Judge Jim Gray stopped by Denver Relief today with his team for a tour and to chat about the path forward for marijuana as a medicine and recreational drug in America. Regardless of your political preference, there is no denying that Governor Johnson and Judge Gray are the most pro-marijuana folks on the ballot this November. It certainly doesn’t hurt to have the discussion, so read up on the candidates about the issues that matter to you. Be informed and be active.”
Fan Reaction: 23 likes, 5 comments, 4 shares.
There are several simple rules for accepting an award. Be gracious, especially if you win two 1st place awards and one second place award. Thank the little guys. Look directly at the camera, not the jumping bean on the floor. Or something.
Fan reaction: 30 likes, 9 comments.
Most MMCs would have gone with the obvious “baked” reference, but we took the high road on this one. Oh man, we’re on fire with these. Should probably stop before this goes to pot.
Original post: “We are so sconed!”
Fan reaction: 29 likes, 3 comments
High Times is known for many things, including their annual cannabis cup, but hard hitting science isn’t typically at the top of that list. When they set out to find the strongest MMJ strains available, there were skeptics. In the end, they fell in love with our Bio Diesel – or at least the test results. A whopping 21.63% THC put one of our favorites among the best in the nation.
Original post: “As much as we’re honored, we’re not surprised. We’ve known since the day we opened our doors that our Bio-Diesel was special. Now the rest of the world does, too!”
Fan reaction: 25 likes, 3 comments
Q3 narrowly edged out Flo (and a great tagline, “Go with the Flo”) for most popular flowers on our page. This close up captures the trichome heads perfectly and, let’s face it: Everyone loves purps, no matter how much is in there.
Original post: “Today brings the return of Super Lemon Haze, Gumbo, Flo and Q3 (pictured). Don’t forget, it’s Super Tuesday – your first 1/8 is weighed to a whopping 4.2g.”
Fan reaction: 16 likes, 2 comments, 1 share
Original post: “Suppose Bio-Diesel and Gumbo had a baby. And suppose that baby grew up to be a beautiful girl. And suppose that girl was broken down into a beautiful, blonde Sub Critical Extract. She’s here! We call her Bio-Jesus. Today and tomorrow during Wax Weekend, your first gram of this lovely lady (or any other flavor) is 50% off!”
Fan reaction: 26 likes, 6 comments
Original post: “Looking back at old photos in the Denver Relief albums. Ya’ll remember this one? Come See Andy, Bianca and Ean today! We’re here till 7.”
Wish us luck as we once again go for the W at the #WebAwards, and hopefully we’ll have some fun pictures like this last one (taken at the 2011 awards) to share next week.