What should you expect inside?
“They all differ," Viditz-Ward says. "Mine has kind of a homey feeling, with local art on the wall." But he says the common denominators are all sorts of weed-related products: edibles, flowers, topical oils, pipes, bongs, and glassware, and literature on marijuana. And a staff of specialists who are effectively your sommeliers for different weed strains. They have to know what effects they have, their assorted THC content, and the recommended doses. Viditz-Ward trains his staffers weekly, a common industry practice, to keep them abreast of the latest.
“Nothing is off the books when it comes to questions,” he says. “A lot of people don’t know what they’re looking at, but the staff is always knowledgeable.”
How much does this stuff cost?
Like with any product, it varies depending on where you’re buying it. Overhead will be more in a mountain town like Telluride than in, say, an industrial section of Denver. So that’s reflected in the price. However, the average is about $100 for a quarter ounce (six or seven grams) of flower.
Edible prices vary based on the manufacturer, but it ranges from $2 to $5 for a state-recommended 10mg serving of THC. Or you can get 10 packs of edibles like brownies, cookies, or hard candies for $20 to $25. If you wanna go SUPER native, seed mixes and granola are about the same price. Tax included.
How much can you buy?
You can purchase up to 1oz of flower, or the equivalent milligrams of THC, during a single purchase. On the medicinal side, it’s all dependent on the doctor’s recommendation.