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


Shift Cannabis

Shift Cannabis – San Juan Mountains, CO Shift Cannabis represents a paradigm shift in the marijuana industry, bridging the gap…

Sweet Grass Cannabutter

Cannabutter by Sweet Grass Kitchen Sweet Grass Kitchen just flexed on the entire edible industry with the commercial release of…

First Matter Alchemy Crystals

Alchemy Crystals by First Matter Concentrates First Matter Concentrates is a cannabis concentrate company based out of Oak Creek, just…

Turtle Butter: An Impeccable Summertime Snack

Turtle Butter by Lucky Turtle Lucky Turtle’s versatile Turtle Butter edible collection is made in single-serve portions for convenient and…

In The Flow

In The Flow – Boulder, CO In The Flow is owned and operated by longtime friends Josh Mortenson, Mike Diaz,…

Apothecary Farms

Apothecary Farms – Denver, CO Apothecary Farms is Colorado’s first concentrate-focused dispensary. Their new location in Denver has been in…

Lemon Lavender CBD Seltzer

CBD Seltzer by Queen City Hemp While working at Denver’s NoCo Hemp Expo in March, I didn’t believe my eyes…

Palace Kush: A Hybrid Strain Worthy of Couch Royalty

Palace Kush by South Park Farma South Park Farma’s phenomenally potent Palace Kush is an indica-dominant hybrid, a cross between…

Mandarin Sunset: A Taste of Heaven From the Distillate Gods

Mandarin Sunset Distillate Pen by Mile High Xtractions Terpene lovers far and wide adore Mandarin Sunset, and if you, too…
Edible Reviews

Legal Beverages: Sparkling Cannabis-Infused Elixirs

Legal by Mirth Provisions Washington-based Mirth Provisions produces Legal, a line of sparking tonics, each infused with a specific strain…