Our First Issue! April 2014
Everyone here at Urban Dispensary couldn’t be more excited about our first ever newsletter to keep our very valued patients updated on events, specials, upcoming strains, and fun facts. In this issue we will of course be focusing on our favorite holiday 420!!
If there is anything you would like featured or would like to share a story with us and give feedback please feel free to shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org We love hearing from you!
1500 BC – The earliest written reference to Cannabis in Chinese pharmacopeia
700 BC – A Persian text “The Venidad” Lists Cannabis as one of the most important of 10,000 plants
1611 – Hemp Comes to America!!
1799 – Napoleon brings pot from Egypt to France and investigates its medicinal benefits
1850 – Cannabis was added to the U.S. pharmacopeia
1911 – Massachusetts is the first state to outlaw cannabis
1937 – Marijuana Stamp Act is enacted and first arrest takes places at the Lexington Hotel in Denver
1942 – Marijuana is removed from U.S. pharmacopeia
1970 – Marijuana is classified as a schedule 1 narcotic
1973 – The DEA is established
1990 – Researchers discover CBD receptors in the brain allowing scientists to understand the medicinal benefits of cannabis
2000 – Colorado becomes 7th state to legalize Medical Marijuana
2014 – Recreational Marijuana is officially for sale in stores throughout Colorado!
Edible of the Month
Dixie – Colorado Bar
At 300mg this is sure to give you that punch you’re looking for in an edible. Sunflower butter ganache covered in white and milk chocolate you’ll have a tough time not eating the whole thing at once. Beware if you do it will take you for a spin. I like a good punch so I started with ½ of the bar at 150mg. Enjoying a lovely sunset at lookout mountain about 20 minutes after I had eaten I got a rush of euphoria coming over me. Becoming nervous at first I had to remind myself what I had eaten and to just to sit back and enjoy. Which I did, very much in fact. However next time I may just start out with a ¼ (maybe less). Let’s just say I was thankful to not be the one driving home that night and I slept like a baby J
Forget Easter! Happy 420!
420 Events, Specials, & Hours
Due to 420 falling on the same day as Easter this year and that we are closed on Sundays Urban Dispensary will be closed on Sunday April 20th. However we will be featuring awesome 420 Specials for not just one but TWO DAYS this year! So make sure to stop in and stock up on your 420 needs early this year! Who doesn’t like to be prepared anyway right?! Specials TBA but will include gift bags, awesome discounts, and happy faces!
How It All Began. The Origin of 420!
420 originated by a group of guys out of San Rafael High School in California. Basically during an after school smoke session one of these guys known as “The Bebe” or “The Father of 420” glances at the clock and says “its 4:20, time for some bong loads”. The term was a big hit that spread through the region and on to others quickly. Now it is celebrated as a national holiday for people to come together and burn down!
How to Make Cannabis Infused Coconut Oil
THC bonds to the fats in foods. Using coconut oil to make edibles is fantastic because it is filled with healthy fats to make it more potent and effective. Coconut oil is filled healthy fats and all around great for your body inside and out! Not to mention those fats make it a great substitute for butter or olive oil. It’s always best to get organic, unfiltered, cold pressed coconut to insure you are reaping its benefits for your body to the fullest.
what you will need
- Crock Pot or Slow Cooker
- Cannabis Trim or Flower
- Coconut Oil
- Straining Material (cheese cloth works great)
- Measure your Cannabis and Oil. Depending the amount you want. Generally a 2 : 1 ratio works best and as you practice you will be able to change this up depending on your potency preference.
- Grind the cannabis. This is nice to break it down and it will bond better with the oil. Just don’t lose that sugary goodness!
- Put desired amount of oil into the crock pot and let it get nice and smooth as coconut oil tends to be solid until warmed up. Crock pot should be on LOW through entire process.
- Add cannabis
- Let sit for at least 6 hours (12 works best). It’s great to stir throughout the process and make sure it is ALWAYS ON LOW.
- When the time is up us a strainer and cheese cloth to eliminate plant material in oil to strain the cannabis out and BAM your done!
G13 x Widow
Pre 98 Bubba Kush
AK – 47
Lemon Sour Diesel
Now Carrying Green Dot Labs
Extract Company Out of Boulder, CO
Green Dot Labs is a new company out of Boulder offering fine cannabis extracts. We couldn’t be more excited about carrying products from this company. They do all their in house growing using a simple organic method and safely extract the entire plant and utilize everything possible. They offer a variety of top shelf products including the following..
- Nug Run Shatter
- Nug Run Budder
- Live Sugar Extract
- Nectar – The entire plant is extracted in this process. Also known as live plant resin.
All of these products have been a great hit on our shelf already!
Check out their website for more information!