Written by Christopher Meyer | 1:43 am on November 12, 2010
This comes regarding a recent (Nov2010) decision to disqualify up to 2,000 Colorado medical marijuana patients from legal access to safe, alternative medicine because the doctor they visited had some restriction regarding their practice of medicine. Often these sorts of restrictions have nothing to do with malpractice but relate to different fields of medicine the doctor can practice and allowances for oversight of new doctors.
After over a year of working in the medical marijuana industry and having watched various legislation, city councils, and rulemaking boards decide how Coloradans’ constitutional right to medical marijuana will be regulated, I am fully aware not only of the difficulties faced in recovering our right to alternative and non-traditional medicine but also how many obstacles there are to making our voice heard when decisions that directly affect us are being made. (more…)
Written by Christopher Meyer | 6:30 pm on October 16, 2010
Grow Deep Roots
Good plants grow slow and build deep roots. Roots go unseen but their health is always reflected in the health of the vegetation and in the fruit that the plant bears. A plant that is well rooted will thrive if it has the space and resources it needs to flourish.
The medical marijuana industry is no different. In 2009, after Obama declared that DEA agents would no longer raid medical marijuana centers so long as they operated within the bounds of State law, there was a sudden rush to open dispensaries. (more…)
Written by Christopher Meyer | 9:43 pm on July 4, 2010
If we must take responsibility for our health and the health of our communities, how do we determine what it means to be healthy? The question seems oddly obtuse. I hear you say, “Chris, healthy is simple. Healthy is when you feel good, when you are not sick, and can expect the same when you wake up tomorrow. ”
“Okay,” I respond, “If that is what it means to be healthy, if being healthy is that simple, why is it so difficult for so many people to be healthy, or to make healthy decisions? ”
The difficulty, as I see it, is not that we don’t have a general knowledge of health in our common sense, but that in application what we call “health” today has dissolved into half-efforts and reactionary measures to what is already unhealthy. (more…)
Written by Christopher Meyer | 9:25 pm on
As the Medical Marijuana Community begins to make itself felt and heard, and as Denver Relief participates in this movement I will begin posting blogs to discuss my perspective from inside the industry. Their intent is not to advertise, promote, or otherwise propagandize. Rather I would like to discuss the movement itself, and consider what it reveals about us socially, how it provides contrasts to the way things have been done. Medical Marijuana is profoundly representative of a set of people who are now and finally expressing their desire for control over their own existence. More than just expressing their desire for safe access to an effective medication, Medical marijuana patients are showing us that they want control over their concept of what it means to be healthy.
I will not discuss ideas of grand conspiracies to control the mind of the American people, because I think such ideas are the result of a paranoia common to all humans; the fear that something has mounted itself up against us. Rather I would like to look into ways in which we have trusted each other, and ways in which that trust has been violated. (more…)
Written by Christopher Meyer | 1:09 am on June 22, 2010
December 11, 2009
(Denver, CO 12/4/09) Bio-Diesel, a medical marijuana strain cultivated by Denver Relief, a full-service medical marijuana dispensary, was awarded the top prize at the Second Annual Colorado Medical Marijuana Harvest Cup, an event held each year to raise money for non-profit organizations dedicated to the cause of medical marijuana support.
“We’re so honored by this recognition,” said Adam Johnson, co-owner of Denver Relief, and proud parent of the Bio-Diesel strain. “Our medicine was judged on medical effect, appearance, taste, aroma, potency and smoothness. The strain finished first in five out of six categories, second place in the sixth category, and won the overall award in a landslide. Our hard work has paid off.”
Bio-Diesel is Denver Relief’s prized strain, and is widely considered “The All-Encompassing Medicine.” The strain is extremely potent and pungent, with a noticeable essence of whole-bean coffee.
“Because the strain is so potent, patients can consume less of it to ease chronic pain and other ailments,” said Ean Seeb, who, along with Johnson and Kayvan S.T. Khalatbari, is a caregiver and co-owner of Denver Relief. “That’s a true benefit to our client base.”
“The Harvest Cup is a private fundraiser thrown for non-profit organizations in the state,” said Gregory Stinson, president of Front Range NORML and a co-founder of the competition. “The event itself is held to build community and to raise funds to support medical marijuana in the state.”
This is the second year of the Colorado Medical Marijuana Harvest Cup. More than 250 people were in attendance at the event, held at the Mishawaka Amphitheater, outside of Fort Collins, on Nov. 21. Bio-Diesel was among 20 strains in contention for recognition, with 28 judges assessing entries over a two-week period. Funds raised by the event went to this year’s beneficiary, Sensible Colorado, a non-profit organization dedicated to “an effective drug policy.”
“We had judges from all over the state who tried the medicine and graded the medicine,” added Stinson. “After a win like this, everybody wants to know your name.”
For more information about Bio-Diesel or Denver Relief’s philosophy, services and products, please contact Ean or Kayvan at Denver Relief, 303.420.MEDS.
About Denver Relief
A full-service dispensary, Denver Relief (http://denverrelief.com) provides the highest quality medical marijuana, hash, tinctures and edibles available in the Denver metro area. The firm offers free medical evaluations to determine qualification to be a medical marijuana patient in the state of Colorado, and partners with several merchants that specialize in alternative healing, from yoga, acupuncture, massage, and chiropractic work, to Ayurvedic foods workshops, abuse counseling, holistic healing and more. Currently, a delivery-only service, the company will be opening a brick and mortar dispensary at 1 Broadway in Denver by the end of the year.
For more news and results from the Second Annual Colorado Medical Marijuana Harvest Cup you can visit their website – colommjharvestcup.com
Ean Seeb, Kayvan Khalatbari, and Adam Johnson