Melissa Joy

Melissa was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, where she couldn’t stay out of trouble for smoking weed--especially during college. Immediately after graduating with a business degree from Elmhurst College in 2012, Melissa made her way to the safe smoking haven of Colorado, where her love for live music and music blogging eventually led her to a part-time writing position with DOPE Magazine. Melissa enjoys medicating with indica-dominant hybrids, and will never say no to a big solventless glob. When she isn’t busy writing, Melissa loves spending her time in the mountains with friends, practicing her violin, and exploring the never-ending amounts of dank breweries and restaurants in Denver.

Author's Articles


Wolf Pac Cannabis: The Best Buds on Federal Boulevard

Wolf Pac Cannabis – Denver, CO A small dispensary on South Federal, Wolf Pac Cannabis is quite easy to miss…

Lemon Herijuana: Invigorating, Intoxicating Live Resin

Lemon Herijuana Live Resin by Fuego Extracts X Verde Natural Fuego Extracts’ Lemon Herijuana Live Resin is an overwhelming, terpene-rich…

Junkyard Dawg: Legendary Lineage and Connoisseur Quality

Junkyard Dawg by The Clinic Prepare for your senses to be overtaken by the tropical funk of Junkyard Dawg from…

Green Dragon: A Look Inside the Dragon’s Lair

Green Dragon – CO Green Dragon is a premier dispensary well known throughout Colorado. At their 12 locations they provide…

Axilla #4: Choose Your Medicine Mindfully

Axilla #4 by MiNDFUL This delectable hybrid from MiNDFUL checks all of the boxes: it smells amazing, looks sensational and…

Dani Billings: Healer With a Passion for Hemp

Dani Billings began her professional career in cannabis in 2008 when she started Colorado’s first all-organic edible company, Tastee Yummees.…

Euflora Southlands: Old Bank Finds New Life As a Dispensary

Euflora – Aurora, CO Established in 2014, Euflora is one of Colorado’s leading cannabis companies with six locations throughout Denver,…

Orange Bubblegum: 100% Raw CO2 Oil

Orange Bubblegum CO2 Cartridge by WonderLeaf WonderLeaf’s Orange Bubblegum is a terpene-filled treat. A cross between Orange Soda and Bubblegum,…

Alchemy Food Co.: Cannabis-Infused Coconut Oil

Infused Canna-Coconut Cooking Oil by Alchemy Food Co.  Alchemy Food Co.’s mission is to create edibles for the health-conscious cannabis…

Nature’s Root: Internationally Acclaimed, Award-Winning Hemp Company

Nature’s Root Hemp Company – Longmont, CO Nature’s Root is a hemp company with a passion for producing sustainably sourced,…