Brewery Hopping While High What Denver Dispensary Wants You to Know

April 24, 2019

Denver is home to some of the nation’s best craft breweries and nestled right along the brewery corridor. And with marijuana being legal, it’s only natural for people to want to mix both weed and alcohol. But before you do, your favorite weed shops in Denver want to make sure you do it safely. Here are a few tips to help you make sure you enjoy the experience without hurting yourself or others.

Go Easy
Denver isn’t called the “Mile-High” city for nothing…we sit an elevation of 5280 feet above sea level. That means it’s easy for booze and pot to affect you. And if you’re travelling from out of town, this can take you by surprise. When planning out your brewery hops, make a mental note to go easy on the booze and cannabis. Start out with a single hit and let it mellow. If you feel high, ride that wave without taking another hit. And when you’re at the brewery, sip that elixir…don’t chug it. 

Plan Your Route
Getting high in an unfamiliar place is exciting, but it can be confusing. That’s why it’s always helpful to plan your route before you leave the house. Program it into your phone, highlight the route on a map, or jot it down on a notepad that fits in your pocket. This way, you’ll be sure to hit up all the breweries you’re wanting to even if you’re dealing with a bit of a brain fog from that bowl you had before you left home.

Find a Designated Driver
Seriously…we can’t stress this enough. Always find a designated driver or make a plan to have someone get you where you need to go safely. If you’re travelling with a group and you’re all planning on indulging, split the cost of an Uber or Lyft ride. You can also make use of Denver’s public transportation system. No matter what you do, don’t get behind the wheel stoned, buzzed, tipsy, or drunk. The cops will catch you and you’ll end up facing a DUI charge. 

Don’t Smoke in Public
Pot may be legal, but that doesn’t mean it’s legal to consume it wherever you want. In fact, smoking in public places is still against the law. You’re only allowed to smoke in a 420-friendly establishment or on private property with the owner’s permission. That means you’re not going to be able to light up a joint right outside the brewery. So, if you’re going to get high before sampling the best beer Denver has to offer, smoke before you leave the house. And if you do decide to indulge in public, do so with caution. No one wants to get a ticket when they’re out enjoying themselves!

Weed and beer can go together as long as you enjoy them responsibly. And that means being aware of what you’re doing and taking the necessary precautions. Use your common sense, follow the law, and don’t be afraid to ask for recommendations at your local dispensary. We’re from here and are happy to share our favorite breweries, coffee houses, and restaurants with you!

The Best Infused Beverages to Make with Weed from Your Denver Dispensary

April 17, 2019

Summer will be here before you know it and that means it’s only a matter of time until the warm temperatures become standard. With warmer weather comes the need for summer-inspired treats and drinks to help you stay cool. Sure, sipping an icy concoction on a warm summer afternoon is a great way to beat the heat, but you know what makes it even more enjoyable? Turning that beverage into a cannabis-infused elixir! The best dispensary in Denver is here to help. Here are a few great drinks to try once the weather warms up.

Homemade High Lemonade
Nothing says “summer” like a homemade lemonade. And this recipe is incredibly easy to make and make ahead. Combine water, your favorite bud, and sugar in a pot and heat it to a low boil. This will turn into a cannabis-infused simple syrup. Then, squeeze the juice from your favorite lemons. We recommend Meyer lemons for their distinct taste. Squeeze until you have one cup of lemon juice. Combine the lemon juice with 6 cups of water and about one cup of the cannabis-infused simple syrup. Mix well, serve over ice, and enjoy!

Staying hydrated in Colorado is always important, but when the temps rise, you’ll need to reach for a water bottle waaaayyy more often. So, why not make it cannabis-infused water and hydrate while you get high? This is one of the easiest recipes to make. Take your favorite concentrate or tincture—flavored ones are a great way to change up the taste of your water. Add your preferred number of drops to 8 ounces of water and shake thoroughly. Chill in the fridge or serve over ice for a delicious cannabis-infused hydration bomb! If you prefer juices and other flavored beverages, add your favorite tincture to them and pop ‘em in the freezer in an ice tray. In a few hours, you’ll have delicious cannabis-infused popsicles ready to go!

Pot-Enhanced Milk
I know what you’re thinking…pot and milk? Really? But hear me out. Pot-infused milk is a great way to liven up your milkshakes, that morning bowl of cereal, afternoon cups of coffee, and anything else you can think of. TO make it, put your favorite bud and a few cups of milk in a double boiler. Don’t have one? Check out this article to learn how to make one without rushing to the store. Then, simmer the milk and cannabis for about 40 minutes. Make sure not to boil it. If the mixture gets too thick, add more milk as needed. Once it’s done, let it cool and strain out the weed and chill the milk in the fridge. 

Cannabis-infused beverages are the perfect way to beat the summer heat and enjoy your high without having to light up. But you’ll still need to stock up on your favorite weed. Stop by one of our three locations and pick up some fresh bud today. Not sure what you want for your cannabis-infused beverages this summer? Don’t hesitate to ask our budtenders!

How Weed from the Best Dispensary in Denver Helps with Spring Cleaning

April 10, 2019

Spring is here and that means it’s time to start cleaning out the house after a long and cold winter. But there’s only one problem: spring cleaning sucks. No one wants to vacuum, declutter, and get rid of all the things that have piled up since winter. No! You’d much rather catch up on your favorite show! So, how can you make spring cleaning more fun? With a little weed from your favorite Denver dispensary. Here’s how cannabis can help you power through your spring cleaning quickly and easily.

Helps Make Repetitive Tasks Enjoyable
Some strains leave you feeling glued to the couch, but others make you want to do things! And pot has a way of making even the most repetitive and mundane tasks more enjoyable. The more fun you have while you’re working, the faster you finish the job. Even better, when you’re enjoying the repetitive tasks, you’ll take care to get them done to the best of your ability. This means you’ll end up cleaning each area more thoroughly than you would if you were cleaning without the help of cannabis.

Lets You Focus
It may seem counterintuitive, but pot can help you focus and get things done more quickly. In fact, it’s even been linked to improved study habits with the right strain. And this is especially true for people who already smoke regularly. Without pot, it’s easy to get distracted when you’re trying to do something you really don’t want to deal with. The more you can focus on the task at hand, the sooner you’ll be able to move onto something you really enjoy. Besides, you might find that cleaning is enjoyable when you have something to change your mindset. 

You Notice the Details
For many smokers, pot increases your ability to notice the smallest details. When you’re cleaning, this means you’ll get rid of grime that you’d normally overlook. Everyone has parts of the house they don’t like to clean and, as a result, grime and dust build up more quickly. Since you don’t like cleaning those areas, you start to overlook them every week. But with the help of cannabis, you’ll notice the buildup and have the motivation to take care of it in the first place. The result is a much cleaner home and one that can go another few months before its next deep cleaning. 

Get Ready for Spring Cleaning
Getting ready for spring cleaning doesn’t have to mean psyching yourself up into an all-day cleaning session. Instead, grab your cleaning supplies, pick a room, and smoke a bowl. After a few hits, you’ll be ready to tackle everything each room can throw your way.

Just make sure you’re stocked up and ready to go. Stop by one of our three convenient locations and pick up your favorite strain for the job. Not a huge smoker? Not a problem. We’ve got plenty of edibles and tinctures that are sure to please. Just let our budtenders know what you’re looking for and we’ll help you find the best cannabis for your preferences.

Summer Road Trip Tips from Your Denver Dispensary

April 3, 2019

Summer is the perfect season for taking a road trip through Colorado. And since weed is legal, we know you’ll be bringing your favorite cannabis from the best dispensary in Denver. Though you’re free to travel throughout the state, we want you to be safe while you enjoy everything Colorado has to offer. Here are a few simple tips to help you make the most of your summer road trip this year. 

Don’t Drive While High
Believe it or not, using any THC-containing cannabis product before getting behind the wheel can earn you a DUI. That’s right…driving while high counts as driving under the influence! The best thing you can do is commit to only driving while sober. You can light up once you reach your destination! Alternatively, you can travel with a buddy and take turns being the designated driver. Besides, road trips are always more fun with friends!

Keep Your Stash Away from the Driver’s Seat
This is good advice no matter what kind of substance you’re hauling, be it a case of craft beer or your favorite weed. Give the police no reason to question your sobriety when you’re driving, especially if you’re driving with fragrant bud. Stick your stash in the trunk with your luggage. In Colorado, weed has to be in plain sight and in an unsealed container to warrant police action. If it’s in the trunk, you won’t have to worry about whether you opened the pack last night.

Check Out the Local Dispensaries
When you’re at home, you have your go-to dispensary, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try new places when you’re travelling. You might just find products to recommend to your local dispensary! So, plan it out. Make note of dispensaries in the area and stop by when you have a minute. This way, you won’t have to worry about running out of your favorite product on the road and if you break your pipe, you’ll be able to find a replacement fast!

Stay in the State
Unfortunately, marijuana isn’t legal in most states and that includes the states surrounding Colorado. When planning your road trip, make sure you’re keeping your travels behind state lines. Any cannabis product is illegal when you cross the border. Worse, you could end up facing drug trafficking charges, even if you’re using the weed for yourself. Stay within the state and if you decide to travel across state lines, leave your stash behind. Remember, it’s cheaper to toss and replace your stash than it is to pay the penalty for a felony drug charge.

Stock Up for Your Trip
When you’re planning your trip, remember to draw up a shopping list and head to your local dispensary. Stock up before you leave so you’ll have everything you need to enjoy your trip. At Altitude, we’ll make sure you leave our dispensary with everything you need to enjoy your high. Stop by one of our three locations and pick up the bud, tinctures, and edibles you need to make the most of your summer road trip. 

Decorate Your Gear With These Tips From the Best Dispensary in Denver

March 27, 2019

Some highs are great for spending time on the couch and watching an unending stream of your favorite Netflix shows. But others leave you wanting to be a bit more active. We’re not talking about the “get out there and exercise” kind of active…more the type where you engage your brain and keep yourself entertained. It all depends on the type of cannabis you buy from your favorite Denver dispensary. 

If you’re feeling creative, why not decorate your smoking gear? Here are a few simple ideas to get you started. But remember…the only limit is your imagination!

Make Your Lighter Stand Out
Have you ever gone to a friend’s house and set your lighter down only to have a hard time telling it from the others on the table? You’re not alone. And this craft will get rid of that troublesome problem. All you need to do is decorate your lighter.

Grab your favorite sticker and wrap it around the body. If you want a custom design, use acrylic paint or puff paint and create unique patterns on the plastic. You can also use decorative washi tape for an easy peel and stick decoration that your high mind won’t struggle with. Once you’re done, you’ll have a unique lighter that will be easy to find at parties and gatherings.

Upgrade Your Stash Box
That shoebox serving as your stash box won’t impress anyone, but we’ve all been there. After all, you’d rather spend your money on cannabis rather than a fancy stash box in the store. That doesn’t mean you can’t make that shoebox look great. 

Grab some glue and your favorite wrapping paper lurking in the back closet. If you don’t have any, grab a paper grocery bag and a few markers or some craft paint. Cut the paper so it wraps around the body of the box neatly and glue it down. Repeat the same process with the lid. Remember, you don’t want to wrap the box shut—if you do, you’ll have to start over. 

Cut up another into small panels that fit inside your stash box. Use these to create dividers to organize your stash. You can dedicate a space for your smoking devices, another for your lighters, and even separate your bud by strain. The more organized you keep your box, the easier it is to find what you need when you need it most.

Breathe New Life Into Your Bong
When you first started smoking, you probably bought a plain pipe or bong. Instead of getting rid of it, decorate it! Use high-quality glass and bead glue to  set rhinestones, beads, and any other decorative touches to the sides of the pipe or bong. Take care to use a minimal amount of glue. It doesn’t take much and if you use too much at once, you’ll coat the surface of the pipe with adhesive. 

Before you can have a good crafting session when you’re high, you need the right weed. Stop by one of our three convenient locations and pick up a bud, concentrate or edible today. We promise you’ll find the right product for your preferences.