Colorado Cannabis Culture
Colorado cannabis culture, what it is like now. Well before the days of legal weed it was very hard to get any decent smoke. You would pay $45 for an 1/8th of shit weed drive all over town to get a sack and then have to share it with the due who sold it to you.
Now that cannabis is legal we have it so good. It is a great feeling to be able to walk in a store and purchase weed and drive home no problem. We have been spoiled when it comes to recreational cannabis here in Colorado. I feel bad when I meet someone from out of state who is here to get some weed. They feel like it is a Christmas day with all the trimmings when they buy their weed.
I have to check myself when I see this and remember the days of prohibition and how difficult it was to get a bag of weed. Hightimes and Herb all were in town to to make videos and write articles of the new freedoms we have. The first year was crazy as prices were high and supplies were scarce, now 5 years later you can get an ounce of schawg for $60.00! You can get an ounce of shatter for $200. The quality is so much better now then the old days, you get weed that actually gets you high. The selection is so great as well, so stores have a selection of 50 types of marijuana for you to buy.
The new types of products that are being developed are astounding, tampons, sex lotions, patches vaporizers and more are all being invented on a weekly basis it seems. Every time I go into a store I see something new. I am amazed at how the products are developing so fast and how they are packaged now. You all coming into Colorado have a better selection then you would in Amsterdam.
Packaging in the old days was a baggie if your lucky, I remember getting a quarter and the dude just put it in my hands and left. These days now you have pretty glass jars, cardboard creations that would make a box designer blush can be found wrapping cannabis products. I bought an 1/8th the other day and it came in a etched glass jar that was in a boutique box.
One thing that I see is the corpratization of the cannabis industry, as a lot of the smaller shops have now been bought up and turned into chain dispensaries. Large chain retailers now are moving into a lot of the smaller towns as well. kicking out the mom and pop shops.
Colorado Cannabis Culture has changed quite a bit since legalization. Lets hope other places get to legalize cannabis too.