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.

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South Park Farma Dispensary

South Park Farma – Commerce City, CO South Park Farma opened the doors of their brand-new dispensary on January 2nd,…

Strawberry Banana: Live Resin & Afternoon Delight

Strawberry Banana Live Resin by Feather Company These sleek and discreet disposable pens from Feather Company are something special. Their…

JoyGum: The World’s First Cannabis-Infused Chewing Gum!

The concept of JoyGum began when a chewing gum formulator and his cannabis activist wife were on vacation in Amsterdam.…

Flo Terp Diamonds: A Must-Try for Concentrate Connoisseurs

Flo Terp Diamonds by Denver Dab Co. Denver Dab Co. has done it again with these exquisite Flo Terp Diamonds,…

Lama Brand Cannabis: Eco-Conscious Boutique Garden

Lama Brand Cannabis – Northglenn, CO Lama Brand Cannabis was founded in 2015 with the goal of producing some of…

Vineyard Select: Smokes — and Tastes — Like a Fine Wine

Vineyard Select by The Herbal Center We’re head over heels for this unique cultivar from The Herbal Center: Vineyard Select,…

Life Flower Dispensary: Friendly Faces, Beautiful Flowers

Life Flower Dispensary – Glendale, CO I’ve been a fan of Life Flower Dispensary for years. Their employees’ friendliness and…

Infinity OG: Stress Relief for Any Time of Day

Infinity OG Live Rosin Badder by Green Dot Labs Oh, Green Dot Labs, you never disappoint. From some of Colorado’s…

Milk ‘N Cookies: The Perfect Giggle-Inducing Nightcap

Milk ‘N Cookies by Lit Milk ‘N Cookies from Lit in Denver is a sublime culmination of flavor and effect.…

Choose Your Flavor: A Better Edible Experience from incredibles

Sour Gummies by incredibles One of the most well-known and trusted brands in the cannabis industry, incredibles releases products that…