Tailgating is woven into the fabric that makes football such a polarizing game. Parking lots open up hours before game time and encourage attendees to get as incoherently drunk as possible before cheering on the hometown team. Authority figures parole the grounds enforcing strict no cannabis rhetoric as fathers and sons kneel together while funneling beer down their throats only to see it come back up along with their last two meals.
But in this cesspool of darkness a light shines down from 17th Ave. and Federal Blvd. Tru Cannabis Mile High is a stones throw from the home of the Super Bowl Champion Broncos and a safe haven from the illicit activity at Mile High Stadium. A short walk or stumble up the street finds one in the company of good buds of both the human and flower variety. The shop has both medical and recreational sales so even visiting fans are welcome.
I hadn’t ever been to a Tru Cannabis location of which there are four but I’ve driven past this one about 20 times in the last few weeks. Once the seed of thought is planted, its only a matter of time until grows into an urge. I smoked all of my doobage over the weekend so once Monday hit that urge kicked in.
HBO filming inside the Tru Cannabis Mile High location. (Photo from Tru Cannabis.)
I called in to check on their menu as it hadn’t been updated online in two weeks. Kara answered and told me they had been hit hard over the weekend so the medical shelf wasn’t at it’s finest but that they were expecting a few new strains to be delivered from the Tru Cannabis grow shortly.
Patience has never been a virtue of mine so I rather hastily started over to the shop, meandering about, wasting a bit of time until I thought the delivery might have taken place. I was laughed out of the Sportsfan across the street when I inquired about a Jay Cutler Chicago Bears jersey. I only half considered taking up some karaoke at El Patron Sports Bar but the thumping BASS from Federal and thick gusts of exhaust blowing in through the patio doors didn’t make the stage too appealing.
Inside of Tru Cannabis, a large fish tank immediately drew my attention and intrigue. As a first time patient I had to sign a waiver stating that I wouldn’t consume cannabis on site and that I wouldn’t sell what I bought. I firmly could adhere to those policies so initialed the paper several times and was brought back to shop.
A few minutes after checking out a tasty looking jar of Lucy, new crops of Sour OG and Super Lemon Haze bulldozed my sense of smell as they were about to be put into the system. I knew my final purchase would be between these odiferous additions to the Tru Cannabis shelf. I had about 20 minutes to kill before they would be available for purchase and that gave me the opportunity to chat with my budtender Mitch M. The state of Texas tattoo that adorns him was a good entry point and I learned that he was from Austin. I regaled him with tales of my 2 ½ years in ATX and we commiserated together at the lack of Whataburger in Colorado. The BBQ Chicken Strip Sandwich is the finest poultry based fast food concoction for which I’ll travel far and wide.
When it came down to decision time I chose the Sour OG to escort me home. It was too pretty to look at tucked away in the jar; I had to set it free. Its funky stank can’t be contained and oozed out on the drive back to my crib.
Tru Cannabis, 1630 Federal Boulevard Denver, CO, 80204
It was love at first sight. Olive green and speckled with bright orange hairs punctuated by a thin dusting of trichomes, Sour OG is a healthy and attractive strain of cannabis that immediately catches the eye. Patterned with sparse undertones of purple, these light and contrasting colors make Sour OG one of the most enticing and inviting hybrid strains to date.
Sour OG smells so good that I wish I could hang it from my rearview mirror. With overwhelmingly fresh scents of citrus and orange masking a muskier, earthier smell, this strain is reminiscent of tangerines picked ripe and raw in the summer sun. Sour OG pleasantly wafts through the air, leaving behind trails of aromatic and herbal cleanliness in its wake, encouraging anyone who happens to cross its path.
Whether it is ground up into a joint or inhaled through a vaporizer, the undeniable tang of citrus (limonene) is ever-present while consuming Sour OG. Smooth, light, and surprisingly potent, the sweet and smoky herbal flavor provides a taste sensation unlike any other. This is certainly a strain to be savored.
Considered a 50/50 hybrid, Sour OG provided me with an immediate boost of energy, leveled out by a background feeling of happiness and a slow easing of muscle tension. Sour OG kept me light on my toes all day long, and would be best enjoyed early in the day and/or before an adventure outdoors. It may be a particularly suitable strain for those seeking relief from chronic pain, fatigue, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or depression, although most anyone can find physical and mental solace in Sour OG’s warm embrace.