Newly discovered clubs
Three cannabis clubs received licensing just before the City-Council-enacted Sept. 22 freeze. Here's the scoop:
• Former 420 Speakeasy owner Travis Perkins opened a Grateful Dead-themed club called The Family Joint (125 N. Spruce St.) on Sept. 2. Located in the former Pho-N-Thai, the Joint features nightly themed events, including karaoke, billiards and live music. Perkins has changed the membership dynamic, though — his club's marijuana is all free, and members pay monthly dues. It's more like a gym-membership system, he says, than the reimbursement or donor-points systems used by other clubs in the area. As such, the club is more selective with its membership, though the application form is only one page. Guests at the nearby Clarion Hotel and Holiday Inn can visit for free. Five-dollar day passes are also available for potential members.
• Farther north, long-time Rockrimmon resident Zip Floppyjoints has turned his long-running marijuana meet-up group, My Club 420, into a brick-and-mortar club in a former Coffee and Tea Zone at 6628 Delmonico Drive, Suite A. Floppyjoints, otherwise known as Anthony Robison, was already a friend and neighbor to the adjacent Cleats Sports Bar, Momma Pearl's Cajun Kitchen and Yakitori #5 & Thai Kitchen — he has menus for all three restaurants ready for members to peruse. Ensuring another friendship, he's installed a $600 filtration system to keep the neighboring USPS office smelling fresh. The club soft-opened on Sept. 13, two days after getting its license, and Floppyjoints will hold a grand opening on Halloween, featuring Aurora indie pop band We Are Doom, rapper Phatty and comedian/host Vinsent Wilson.
• On the westside, Canna Canyon (1507 W. Colorado Ave.) is currently closed for remodeling. The club is due to open early next week.
7th Floor debuts SideKick
Colorado Springs-based vaporizer manufacturer 7th Floor (see bit.ly/1NYitrN) has announced a new hand-held vaporizer will join its product line. Among the promising features of what's called the SideKick: On top of the company's usual long-lasting heating element and anodized aluminum exterior, it has an externally stirred bowl, digital temperature control up to 400 degrees, and a long, internal cooling chamber. The mouthpiece is made of house-blown glass and can retract flush with the body of the vaporizer, or be removed for safer travel.
Anticipating a holiday-season release, 7th Floor is accepting pre-orders for the SideKick at a discount from the planned $300 price point. To give input on what power accessories and packaging options 7th Floor should offer, take the following survey: bit.ly/1PGR2SP.