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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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,…

Veritas: Discover the Perfect Strain to Elevate Your Experience

Veritas Fine Cannabis – Denver, CO Veritas Fine Cannabis is the oldest recreational cannabis wholesaler in the country, and has…

Mob Boss: A Dab You Can’t Refuse

Mob Boss Terp Diamonds by Denver Dab Co. If you’re looking for a true terpene-fueled treat, look no further than…

Granola Funk: That Bottom-of-the-Cookie-Jar Goodness

Granola Funk by Higher Grade It’s been a while since I’ve gotten my hands on a strain that was so…

Blue Kudu Bonbons: A Delectable New Edible

Chocolate Bonbons by Blue Kudu Blue Kudu chocolate bars have been a personal favorite of mine for years! Their quality,…

Green Dragon: Premium Buds, Not Premium Prices

Green Dragon – Thornton, CO Green Dragon is proud to announce their new location just north of Denver in the…

Pudding Pop: Delightful GSC Descendant

Pudding Pop by Lama Brand Cannabis This Lama Brand Cannabis strain is a feast for the eyes — and a…