Beyond the bustling city limits of Denver are the vast and majestic Rocky Mountains which draw in millions of tourists each year. If you’re not from Colorado, you may have been skiing in Vail or Breckenridge, but swept right past some of the friendly Front Range towns on your way through. Last week the Whaxy Staff stopped in to the small but quaint town of Central City, home of 6 casinos and a few charming dispensaries.
One of the first things that you may notice upon pulling up to Green Grass Dispensary is it’s unique character. Bellied up to the side of a steep mountain and right down the street from multiple casinos, it would be hard to miss the dispensary, even passing through the town.
The shop has both recreational and medicinal marijuana, with a plethora of products to choose from. Their wide selection of edibles would satisfy almost any appetite for ganja, and we heard them recommend Sweet Grass Kitchen’s Pumpkin Pie more than once. Beyond munchies, the store has 2 award winning strains among their many fragrant flowers. Their 2014 1st place THC Classic awards are proudly displayed; one for their Grape Ape indica and the other for their Lucky Charms hybrid. If one of those didn’t catch your eye, then you would surely be staring at the glass equivalent of the human centipede. Approach with caution.
We asked the friendly budtender, Cullen, for his top recommendations in Central City. Cullen obliged with his list of the best bud, beer, and burgers in the town. He showed no hesitation before snatching his favorite strain, the pungent smelling Aspen OG hybrid. Along with that, Cullen recommended stopping by Gilpin Market where you can grab an Elk Burger and an Oatmeal Stout; two of his personal favorites.
The kind folks at Green Grass sent us home with a sugary-delicious preroll of their award-winning Lucky Charms. We can assure you the strain name is not just a gimmick. A dry hit may have you convinced that there are some magically delicious marshmallows rolled up in the center of the spliff. The Lucky Charms offered a well-balanced, energetic, cerebral high that made us smile.
Although we didn’t get a chance to indulge in an Elk Burger or an Oatmeal Stout, Central City left an impression on us. The old gold mining city had a unique aura and the kind folks at Green Grass were helpful and hospitable. Whether you planning your gambling trip or looking to ski some powder at nearby Eldora Ski Resort, a stop through this locally owned dispensary just might be your lucky charm.