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


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…

Mountain Girl Gardens: Woman-Owned Garden with Trusted Genetics

Mountain Girl Gardens – Denver, CO Grower Erin Slotnick owns Mountain Girl Gardens, a wholesale cannabis cultivation facility located in…

Den-Rec: The Highest-Awarded Flower in Denver

Den-Rec — Denver, CO I was welcomed to Denver Recreational (aka Den-Rec) by part owner and lead grower Ryan Buffkin,…

Botanico: Friendly Cannabis Boutique in Up-and-Coming Neighborhood

Botanico – Denver, CO Botanico has been in business since 2009 and has not steered from its “Mom and Pop”…

Binske: Where Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Binske Garden – Oak Creek, CO Binske has always provided a ‘white glove’ experience for their customers; their products are…

Midnite: A Good-Natured Indica Hybrid

Midnite by Kaya Cannabis Kaya Cannabis is a small business-minded company, boasting beautiful buds and a big heart, a locally…

710N Extracts: Expertly Crafted Delta-8 Concentrates

Zin Cartridge by 710N Extracts 710N Extracts was founded by a former medical student with severe neck problems who sought…

Northern Standard: The Pinnacle of Infused Chocolate

Chocolate Bars by Northern Standard Northern Standard draws inspiration from the dense forests and mountains which characterize the breathtaking state…

Grape Cookies: Luscious, Aromatic Rosin Lava

Grape Cookies Rosin Lava by Lazercat Cannabis This exquisite concentrate is cultivated and extracted by the skillful connoisseurs at Lazercat…