Boulder Wellness Center (BWC) is bit tricky to get to but worth all the effort. Heading East on Arapahoe Ave is your only bet. You’ll be facing a left-hand turn across three lanes of traffic if you come in from the West and your blood will boil while you wait to make a move. Coming from the East allows for an easy right turn into a convenient parking lot. Inside the reception area, medical patients are led to the left and recreational shoppers show the door on the right after checking in. If you’re lucky, a sweet canine will greet you at the door.
Whichever door you enter, the result will be the same. Exceptional genetics and masterfully grown connoisseur level cannabis offered only after a proper cure. Too many shops rush their flower to the shelves and neglect to get the finest flavor and smoke out of their bud. Boulder Wellness is not like many shops. There is a new age feel steeped deep in the vibes of traditionalism.
BWC offers several uncommon stains like Stinkbomb, Cheddarhead and Bossanova Haze along with standbys such as Platinum Cookies and White Widow. When I asked Emma, the most customer-experience driven manager-acting-as-a-budtender, to recommend a strain they were known for, she reached for the B-Well Kush without hesitation. It’s their proprietary house-strain and crosses OG Kush x Pure Kush x Bubba Kush. As a private entry to the Adam Dunn Show Invitational this year, it earned a third place trophy proving that not all dispensary bud is created equally.
Boulder Wellness Center, 5420 Arapahoe Ave. Unit F Boulder, CO 80303.
One of the most colorful dried cannabis flowers I’ve ever seen, B-Well Kush displays dark green hues, vibrant burnt-orange and even a deep purple at the tips of this particular sample. Having the opportunity to peer at a sample of B-Well Kush with a handheld magnifying glass while making my selection at Boulder Wellness Center means leaving with an eighth when you’re only supposed to buy a gram to review. (Why don’t all shops provide classy magnifying glasses for pre-purchase inspection?)
A treat for the olfactory receptors, B-Well Kush has a complex terpene profile reflective of it’s lineage. Spicy, herbal, earthy (myrcene) notes are most noticeable before a nug is broken in half. Once broken up, the pungent, sweet smell of pine (pinene), fuel and even a hint of citrus (limonene) are more evident.
Even smashed into a dugout and smoked out of a one-hitter (or especially, depending on who’s asked), B-Well Kush is the strain that dreams are made of. I’m reminded of Mitch Shenassa words in The Cannabis Aficionado’s Handbook,
“Luxury grand cannabis smoke is velvety on the lungs.”
Fact. The end of many bowls of B-Well Kush later, perfectly white ash a confirms the masterful technique of the cultivation team at Boulder Wellness Center.
Admittedly, I am usually the odd man out among my friends when it comes to the effects felt from the same strain of cannabis. Strains that the majority may refer to as a “heavy-indica,” meaning it leaves them couch-locked or sleepy, leave me relaxed yet energized or talkative and focused. When one considers that a strain’s effects are determined by the cannabinoid and terpene profiles rather than whether it’s categorized as sativa, indica, or hybrid I don’t seem like such an anomaly. A similar situation with B-Well Kush, I can understand why Emma at Boulder Wellness Center proclaimed,
“B-Well Kush is the strain that changed my mind about indicas.”
I experienced uplifting, thought-provoking cerebral relaxation combined with tingling sensations, heightened sensitivity to touch and a lightness in my arms, legs and neck with every use of B-Well Kush. This powerhouse may be beneficial for those seeking relief from stress, anxiety and chronic-pain as well as anyone looking to jump start their creative juices or enhance experiences in the bedroom.
- Going to a concert
- Sexy time
- Relaxing by a lake or at the beach