One of the most unique exteriors of any cannabis dispensary in Denver, boasting several murals and an antique train caboose, The Herbal Cure made great use of an old lumberyard building. If you live in or have ever visited Denver, you’ve likely noticed The Herbal Cure’s large logo mural from Interstate 25. With great appreciation for the exterior, I decided to stop in to The Herbal Cure to grab a strain to review, and to find out if the interior is equally as spectacular.
A view of The Herbal Cure’s logo mural as seen from I25. (Photo from The Herbal Cure.)
Maintaining the lumberyard building feel, the interior of The Herbal Cure is cozy, inviting and decked top to bottom with wood panels. There was quite a long wait the day I visited, but luckily there was ample seating in the waiting area and plenty of reading material to keep me occupied.
Once called into the recreational purchasing door on the right, I was greeted by a friendly and knowledgeable member of the staff named TJ who reported that he’d worked there for two years. Even though TJ was “in the weeds” with a waiting room full of people and was the only one working on the recreational side, he treated me like a priority. (Thanks, TJ!)
When I asked him which strain a person must first consider when shopping at The Herbal Cure, he didn’t hesitate to suggest their OG Kush. Being from California, the state of origin for OG Kush, he said that The Herbal Cure’s “is comparable to the best California OG Kush.”
After sampling The Herbal Cure’s OG Kush, I agree with TJ.
The Herbal Cure, 985 S Logan St, Denver, CO 80209.
OG Kush is the one of the best and most iconic strains of cannabis, for obvious reasons. Dark, dense, dank, and covered in fluffy orange hairs doused with trichomes, this strong and assertive flower is a stone cold stunner that leaves a great first impression.
Terpenes are the molecules responsible for producing the aroma of cannabis and other plants. When OG Kush is in the vicinity, your nose will know. Deep and sharp earthy (likely from beta-caryophyllene) scents of pine (pinene) emanate from this strain’s massive flowers, leaving the nostrils tingling with anticipation.
These OG Kush flowers are fresh and delicious, but also quite sticky. Breaking up the nugs was difficult by hand, and next time I’ll use a grinder. When inhaling OG Kush’s thick yet smooth smoke and vapor (I did both for this review), the back of my throat was coated with a sweet, herbal and piney aftertaste which stuck around for several minutes. Exhaling plumes of this strain will leave the entire room blanketed in a warm and earthy stench, reminiscent of forests and campfires.
This hybrid strain kicks off with a very euphoric and mellow high, followed by a boost in creativity mixed with a dash of extreme relaxation. At first it felt like my entire body was floating on a cloud and my mind was wandering joyfully, until the inevitable munchies kicked in. A well-stocked fridge is essential for getting the most enjoyment out of OG Kush, but this strain will put you in a great mood either way.