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September 2018

Caroline’s Corner: Featuring the Fall

By | Company News, Food for thought

Welcome to Caroline’s Corner, a new weekly segment featuring words from our receptionist and resident wordsmith Caroline Briggs! This debut segment takes you into the lives of two of our employees.

        Working at The Herbal Cure is a waking weed fantasy most days, but with the crisping air upon us, the need to see the fall mountain menagerie became overwhelming last week. So my fellow budtender and mountain maven Jaime “Taco” Wakeen and I set out to see the aspens far from Denver with our cameras and a few goodies to enhance the trees. As a native shotgunning for a Cheesehead, I let Taco guide us out of Denver on I-70 while I regaled her with all the spots that have been ruined by the newbie leafers.

       Bypassing Berthoud Falls, we decided to opt for thinner air and venture farther up to Lake Granby. Actually, full disclosure, I had a delicious Coda Caramel and Corn chocolate square mixed into my coffee for breakfast as a Colorado version of a Pumpkin Spice Latte. While no one could accuse me of being a basic b*tch, Taco could have definitely called me a terrible navigator. I was guilty of feeling my float and looking at all the trees for as long as I could.

         At last I found the perfect trail on my outdoor app, Monarch Lake, just above Lake Granby, on a road that Taco’s two wheel drive car would love. When we arrived at the trailhead, on par with this year’s policy, there were huge FIRE BAN signs everywhere. With fires getting worse and worse every year, and so many here in Colorado being human-caused, I don’t mess around with sneaking a joint into the woods anymore. The Pax Era 3 was the perfect trail buddy with one of The Herbal Cure’s new Guicy G pods, with all the stoney goodness of the live terpenes without the spark.

   Once we were fully elevated and acclimated, Taco and I had only been on the loop a few minutes when we spotted a juvenile moose munching in the marsh! Colorado native or not, there is nothing crazier than seeing such a massive creature at home in the wild. The thrill was also full immersive thanks to the vape and chocolate. The elation carried us through the rest of the hike, and again at the end, we saw an even bigger moose with a full rack! Unexpected and mind-blowing.

    Heading back to our lives in Denver, Taco and I tittered about the colors and the water and the animals and felt relieved to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city. However, when we got out of the car, both of us groaned as our legs had stiffened and hardened in the 90 minute drive back.

      That’s when I remembered my favorite and crucial backpacking buddy: Mary’s Nutritionals Elite transdermal patch. I always slap one of these on almost every hike I go on, the next day was going to be a rough one because of my overlook in packing the patches. Passed down from budtender to budtender, the best advice I got this year from the staff at The Herbal Cure has been the Mary’s Nutritional patches.Especially with winter coming up, and Colorado’s favorite mountain activities on the horizon, I’ll definitely keep my vape and edibles close, but nothing helps the deep muscle soreness like one of those patches on my wrist. Before heading out for your fall hike, stop by The Herbal Cure to pick up a patch and experience the difference for yourself! Your muscles will thank me later!

The FDA Approves First Prescription Drug Containing THC

By | News

Walking into a pharmacy and buying weed used to seem like an outrageous concept. But as the future gets greener, this wild scenario seems more and more likely.

After the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of GW Pharmaceuticals’ CBD drug Epidiolex, that future may be sooner than we ever imagined. GW Pharmaceuticals, a publicly traded company, has studied the effect of Epidiolex to aid different conditions of epilepsy.

This “pharmaceutical” company’s serum comes in a strawberry-flavored syrup that uses CBD (cannabidiol) but no THC, to eliminate seizures in people with epilepsy.  The company studied the effect of its “drug” on over 500 children and adults.

The findings, according to the FDA, were positive:

FDA officials said the drug reduced seizures when combined with older epilepsy drugs.

The finding has case studies from actual patients who attest to Epidiolex reducing seizures.

The down side? The drug would cost one person $32,500 annually. And that, of course, does not include THC.

While CBD may work miracles on seizures, THC as medicine remains a reality–and certainly helps CBD as a catalyst.

If the price to purchase this drug outweighs one’s annual spend at a dispensary, then the future is even more unclear!

Patient Appreciation Day 9/25

By | Events

Our second PAD of the month is tomorrow and look what we’ve got in store:

Our list of products is:

Strains on Special Tomorrow are:

Cactus Breath
Gorilla Glue
Sunshine #4

Face On Fire
Kimbo Kush
ChemD. OG

Silver Mountain
Toxic Koolaid
Kong

The Has on special for tomorrow is:

Endocanna
Kimbo 18 Wax
Tangie Sorbet Shatter
Silver Mountain Wax
Tangie Bot Shatter
White Nightmare Shatter

Harmony
Banpa Grape Sorbet Shatter
Lucky Banana Punch Sugar Wax
Cherry Durban Wax

GDP #ThirstyThursday + Tatanka at Cervantes!

By | Events, Flower Drops

This #ThirstyThursday features a truly classic strain that is new to the Cure’s Shelf: none other than Grandaddy Purple! This classic cross of Big Bud x Purple Urkle is just as relaxing an Indica as they come.

Additionally, our friends Tatanka Dub are playing at Cervantes tomorrow evening and we will be giving away a couple of tickets–just comment on this IG post.