The discerning doobie
Pueblo West's newest player in the recreational marijuana scene — who celebrated a grand opening last weekend — is doing it a little bit differently. For instance, The Cannasseur Dispensary (41 N. Precision Drive, cannasseur.co) offers its customers a leather-bound menu of products, broken down by strain type and listing bud, tinctures, waxes, edibles and the like. And there's a bunch of variety on the shelf, too: 50 strains, like El Diablo, White Fire and Trinity. Also dig full lineups of infused products from Dixie Elixirs & Edibles, Incredibles Chocolates and others.
A viewing window overlooks one of the shop's grow rooms, though how long it will be used for that is anybody's guess, since a 10,000-square-foot greenhouse with automatic light deprivation, 300 bulbs "and the whole nine" is being built behind the store right now, says owner Ryan Griego, who promises the biggest recreational selection in southern Colorado.
"We've spent so far — just in Pueblo County, because we have two grow facilities here — but we've spent about $1.7 million just in the two facilities," he says. There's also an extraction lab on-site, which means, impressively, the store has concentrates in just about every strain it carries — Blue Dream bud, for instance, can also be had as a wax.
Prices for flowers will look familiar to medical-marijuana buyers of four years ago: $25 per gram, $60 per eighth, $110 per quarter, $210 per half and $400 for a full ounce. Wax starts at $50 a gram.
"And then, you probably want to note that Pueblo's tax is less than Denver, because we just have the 3.5 county, the 2.9 state sales and then the 10 percent excise," says Griego, who's turning the company into a full lifestyle brand, with products across the board. "So, that saves people some points there versus going up to Denver."
Every Vote, another vote
On Tuesday, the pro-Amendment 64 group Every Vote Counts was set to request that Colorado Springs City Council add a question to this November's ballot asking voters if recreational-marijuana stores should be allowed in the city. No Council decision was available by the time the Indy went to press; check our IndyBlog at csindy.com for updates.
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