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“Everyone Sleeps with Ingrid” Tees

The perfect holiday gift for all the Ingrid lovers, this tee is lightweight and comfy, makes the perfect stocking stuffer. Show your Good Chemistry love and grab them before they’re gone at either of of our retail locations. ($15)

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2016 “Pink Party” Photos

Good Chemistry was the proud sponsor of The 11th annual One Colorado Pink Party.

This was the third year Good Chemistry sponsored the Pink Party. We had a photo booth and giveaways, like our Good Chemistry sunglasses and the S.T.A.T.S guide to Evaluating Essential Aspects of Cannabis.


Click here to see the full set of photos from the Good Chemistry/ One Colorado photo booth here.


The Pink Party is one of the biggest and best parties of the Denver Pride Fest weekend, designed to support all the great work that One Colorado does politically and for Colorado’s LGBTQ community. The original Pink Party was held at the home of one of the One Colorado board members for years before it became part of the Denver Pride festivities.

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2016 Ally Awards Photo Booth

On Saturday, Aug. 20, Good Chemistry Founder & CEO Matthew Huron was honored for his work to advance equality for LGBTQ Coloradans and their families at One Colorado’s 2016 Ally Awards.


See the photos from the One Colorado & Good Chemistry photo booth here: http://ow.ly/dWJC303yIgI


One Colorado’s Ally Awards honors allies who have taken a stand and enacted change on behalf of the entire LGBTQ community. Read more about the 2016 Ally Awards.


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2016 Cannabis Sustainability Symposium Sessions Announced

Event offers guidance on reducing environmental footprint of cannabis production

DENVER – The Organic Cannabis Association (OCA) will host the first-ever Cannabis Sustainability Symposium on October 26, 2016 at the Colorado Convention Center. This full-day event will educate attendees on the latest tools, techniques and technologies for efficient and safe cannabis production. The Symposium is being planned with in-kind support from Denver Environmental Health and the Cannabis Sustainability Work Group.

Speakers include lighting and HVAC professionals, sustainability experts from New Belgium Brewery, Denver Water, Alpine Waste and more. The Symposium will be keynoted by leading alternative farmer and inspirational speaker Joel Salatin.

The agenda includes sessions on energy, design, water, waste, integrated pest management and community engagement. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with and ask questions of expert panelists from around the country.

“It is exciting so many businesses have come together to support sustainability in cannabis – this could not have been done without our sponsors” said John Paul Maxfield, CEO of Waste Farmers and Founder and board chair of the OCA.

Speakers and the Symposium itself have been made possible by the generous support of sustaining sponsor Denver Relief Consulting, and numerous other sponsors including Good Chemistry, Batch: 64, MarijuanaBilt, MES, IngersollRand, Organa Labs, urban-gro, and MaxLite.

Tickets can be purchased at www.cannabissustainability.org.

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303 Magazine: 5 Ways Dispensaries are Making Denver a Better Place

Good Chemistry is helping to make Denver a better and more vibrant place. Check out how in 303 Magazine!


 It’s already clear to Denver residents that legal cannabis has brought wonderful changes to our community. Black market crime activity is down, and the economy is doing better than ever. Plus, cannabis users can safely buy their products without having to fear any kind of legal repercussions.
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A Veterans Day thank you

In honor of Veterans Day, Good Chemistry will be providing a 20% off discount on all products to those who have served in America’s armed forces on Sunday, November 11 and Monday, November 12.

Originally established in 1938, Veterans Day honors those who have served the country during times of war or peace.

Good Chemistry is a proud employer of veterans, and we support those who have served through veterans support projects, and by providing regular discounts for veterans on Good Chemistry products.

If you are Veteran please bring your Military ID or documentation of service to any Good Chemistry location on Sunday and Monday so we can thank you in person.

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Ask Your Budtender About Member Benefits

Become a Good Chemistry member to maximize Good Chemistry’s benefits. As a member, you receive a point per every dollar spent and will receive a $25 credit for every 500 points*. On top of in-store rewards, Good Chemistry members also receive special access to local Denver events.

Good Chemistry is one of the country’s leading providers of Cannabis products and related services. Good Chemistry’s team of experienced professionals implements the company’s vision for a groundbreaking retail cannabis experience that is both inviting and educational. Staff use their expertise and knowledge to create a professional and user-friendly experience for customers of all interests.

Come in to any of our locations and join our Member Benefits to ensure you’re getting the most out of your loyalty to Good Chemistry.


*Loyalty points are equal to one point for every dollar spent, pre-tax, as a Loyalty Member. Loyalty points may only be redeemed by current Loyalty Members.

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Cannabis Economy Podcast with Good Chemistry CEO Matt Huron

Ep.164: Eduardo Blasina, Symbiosis & Matt Huron, Good Chemistry

Eduardo Blasina of Symbiosis joins us to share what’s happening in Uruguay. In helping us understand the present, Eduardo shares the dynamic history of cannabis in his country and just how Uruguay became the first country on earth to legalize adult use at the federal level. Matt Huron of Good Chemistry first joins us and discusses the roots of cannabis as medicine in the HIV/AIDS epidemic through caregiving for his father. So Matt Huron’s up first and then Eduardo Blasina from Uruguay by Skype.


Listen to the full interview here

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Cannabis Sustainability Symposium Offers Tips and Tricks From Insiders

WESTWORDmeg_css2: The question on the table: How to create a more sustainable cannabis industry? Over 200 people gathered at the Colorado Convention Center for Denver’s Cannabis Sustainability Symposium on October 26, attending panels, hosted by the Organic Cannabis Association, on a variety of issues related to environmental efficiency and discussing how to best tackle sustainability issues.

The first panel discussed how to tackle high-energy costs and improve equipment to make it more efficient. “There are key best practices that can help cultivators become more energy-efficient. The fact is that people in this industry want to do the right thing by implementing sustainable practices. They just need the tools and the information to do it, and that’s exactly why we’re here today and why this conference was developed,” said moderator Meg Collins, vice president of business development at Good Chemistry.


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Cannabist: Cannabis philanthropy helps heal Drug War wounds

As marijuana businesses continue to assimilate into America’s traditional corporate world, philanthropy and responsibility have become key initiatives for some ganjapreneurs

While most Americans in the 1980s learned about AIDS on television news years after it erupted into a legitimate epidemic, Matthew Huron saw the virus on the faces of his friends and family while growing up in San Francisco’s vibrant Castro neighborhood.

“A lot of those men there were very sick and dying, and that included my father and his partner and all of their friends,” Huron said. “Every week my dad was going to another funeral, and it was just a really challenging time.”

It wasn’t long before Huron was that socially conscious teenager volunteering at an AIDS hospice in the heart of the Castro. Philanthropy was important to his father, and so it was also important to son. And as Huron grew up and started noticing how cannabis was helping his friends and family living with the disease — restoring appetites, diminishing pain, remedying nausea and generally treating the patients’ wasting syndrome — he opened a medical marijuana co-op in 2000.

“The fundamental reason we started that co-op was to give, not sell, medical marijuana to sick men dying from AIDS,” said Huron. “That’s what we did. We delivered to a variety of hospice care and assisted living facilities around San Francisco.”

Huron’s involvement in cannabis these days is more official. But the CEO of Good Chemistry Nurseries’ cannabis businesses in Colorado and Nevada is still donating medical marijuana (and leafy-green cash, as well) to those in need.


The Ally Award video tribute to Matthew Huron


He donates to One Colorado to support their political work on behalf of the LGBTQ community; In 2016, the organization bestowed upon Huron an Ally Award. He assembles a team for, and sponsors, the AIDS Walk every year. He also donates to the Denver Police Brotherhood, the Comitis Crisis Center of Aurora and the Harm Reduction Action Center.

To boot, Good Chemistry’s Compassion Program is a direct descendant of the co-op he started more than 16 years ago.

“We’re one of the only dispensaries in Denver that has an organized and internal compassion program, which gives free and low-cost medicine to low-income and terminally ill patients,” Huron said. “My father passed away in July of ’09 (to complications from AIDS), and I moved the business here in December ’09 … It was important to me and to his legacy, and it was why I got into this industry in the first place — to continue the Compassion Program.”


Read the full article here.

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Celebrate Music and Help Good Chemistry Support Denver’s At-Risk Community

Join us June 23rd at Westword Music Showcase in the Golden Triangle


Good Chemistry proudly supports this year’s Westword Music Showcase, the 24th annual celebration of local and national musicians. With headliners like Galantis, Bonobo and St. Lucia, this is a music event you don’t want to miss.

On June 23rd, from noon until 10 pm, the Golden Triangle will be amplified with two stages, filled with food carts and a merchandise village packed with local vendors and merchants. Westword Music Showcase proceeds support organizations empowering and assisting vulnerable members of Denver’s community.

As a benefits member at Good Chemistry, you will receive a discount code for $30 off General Admission tickets to this music-filled event! Stop by any of our locations to become a member and receive your code. Members will receive code via email or text.

Join us at this year’s Westword Music Showcase, details below –

 

Date – June 23

Time – Noon – 10 pm

Location – Golden Triangle – 12th and Acoma

 

Tickets are on sale and can be purchased here.

 

Visit any Good Chemistry location today to join our new Members Rewards program.  If you’re already a member, we’ll send your discount promo code directly to you via email or text. Thank you for supporting Good Chemistry Nurseries. We’ll see you at Westword Music Showcase!

Please note that this event is strictly 21+.

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Click here to support In Memory of Jack Splitt

Statement from the Family:

It is with great sadness that the family of 15-year-old Jack Splitt announced his sudden passing on Wednesday, August 24, 2016.  Jack was a bright, warm, vivacious spirit. He dealt with the challenges of severe cerebral palsy and severe dystonia with grace, a sense of humor and an infectious smile.  Jack inspired all who knew him and he was the face of multiple Colorado legislative initiatives to allow medically fragile children to have safe access to cannabis medicine, particularly in schools. He is also the inspiration behind CannAbility Foundation, which was established to provide resources to families with sick children whose conditions are alleviated by whole plant cannabis medicine. He will be warmly remembered for his charming smile, his sense of humor, and his thirst for learning.

Jack’s family members ask for privacy as they grieve over this painful loss.

Jack is survived by his mother Stacey Linn, father Colby Splitt, his brother Cooper, grandparents Judy Linn and Mike Holtby, Carl and Corrine Splitt, great grandmother Mickey Swan, aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial fund has been established via gofundme.com/mrjacksplitt to help the family pay for expenses. Details about the services will be announced shortly.

Please donate to help the family with expenses.

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CULTURE MAGAZINE: Cannabis Gives Back


Helping Underserved and Marginalized Communities

We’ve already seen all the good that cannabis can do. From providing medical relief and safe recreation to generating tax revenue thanks to astronomical sales, more and more people all the time are starting to come around to the idea that cannabis is a good thing that can do good for the community. But in addition to all of this, there are many programs within the cannabis industry that go a step further, intentionally using products and profits to make the world, or at least the local community, a better place. Here are a few ways that cannabis is giving back and helping contribute to positive change.

In addition to helping out the environment, many cannabis businesses go out of their way to serve communities that otherwise would be passed over. Good Chemistry, a dispensary with production facilities in Colorado and Nevada, participates in many LGBTQ-friendly events because they hit close to home.

“I became involved in the medical marijuana industry when my father and my father’s partner were diagnosed with HIV/AIDS,” stated Matthew Huron, Founder and CEO of Good Chemistry. “In 1996, when medical marijuana became available in California, I saw firsthand the symptomatic relief patients experienced from this alternative medical treatment. In 2000, I began growing medical marijuana for AIDS patients throughout the state, founding and operating a nonprofit medical marijuana co-op.”

Now as a Denver-based dispensary, Huron makes sure to participate in the AIDS walk and One Colorado’s Ally Awards, in order to actively help the LGBTQ community.

“To be an industry that is not only accepted but also valued, we must extend our support to other communities and causes,” explains Huron. “We must continue to fight for other underserved communities. Good Chemistry Nurseries would not exist without the support and advocacy of others, and we prioritize giving back.”


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Denver Post: One Colorado to honor Ted Trimpa, Good Chemistry CEO, and other allies at Ally Awards

By Joey Bunch | jbunch@denverpost.com

Lawyer, lobbyist and gay political activist Ted Trimpa will finally get the recognition he’s had coming for a while on Aug. 20, when he receives a lifetime achievement award from One Colorado, the state’s largest advocacy organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Coloradans.

Trimpa was going to be honored at last year’s Ally Awards but had to postpone due to emergency heart surgery.

Instead, he leads a list of civil rights allies to be honored at the fundraiser at the Four Seasons hotel in Denver from 6:30 to 10 p.m.

“The 2016 Ally Award winners truly embody what it means to be a friend and champion for LGBTQ Coloradans,” Daniel Ramos, the interim executive director of One Colorado Education Fund, said in a statement Tuesday. “One Colorado Education Fund celebrates the work of allies because their courage is an incredible asset to our work.”

“This year has been filled with achievements for the LGBTQ community — but it has also been touched by tragedy. It is because of the commitment and passion of our allies that we are able to continue advocating for LGBTQ Coloradans and their families.”


14047233_1260000740679540_4032561652469998425_oMATTHEW HURON | CEO, Good Chemistry

With fifteen years of experience in the marijuana industry, and widely recognized as one of the most experienced cultivators of marijuana in the United States, Matthew Huron started Good Chemistry Colorado in 2010. Huron became involved in the medical marijuana industry when his father and his father’s partner were diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. In 1996, when medical marijuana became available in California, Huron saw firsthand the symptomatic relief patients experienced from this alternative medical treatment. In 2000, he began growing medical marijuana for AIDS patients throughout the state, founding and operating a nonprofit medical marijuana co-op that became one of the most respected and well-known facilities in San Francisco. In 2010, he launched Good Chemistry Colorado, which is considered to be one of the finest vertically-integrated cannabis companies in the state.


20150722__p_47320141-ad4a-43af-a575-54d4d9fc8656s200p2TED TRIMPA | Lifetime Achievement Award

Ted Trimpa, from a tiny farm town in Kansas, eventually came to Colorado and joined forces with activist Tim Gill to change the political landscape across the state and nation. The two leveraged donors — gay and straight — to target legislative candidates who were attempting to ban same-sex marriage in their states. It is because of Ted’s ability to compromise that he was largely responsible for the Democratic takeover in the Colorado Legislature in the 2004 election. While Ted’s work isn’t done, he is deserving of a Lifetime Achievement Award because of his dedication to improving lives of LGBTQ Coloradans, and his ability to find middle ground.


See biographies on all honorees and read the full article here

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Dispensary Best Practices: A Q&A with Stephen Spinosa

Stephen Spinosa, vice president of retail operations at Good Chemistry, has over seven years of experience working in the cannabis industry in the operation and management of licensed dispensaries.

He was previously an inventory manager in a 7,000-square-foot medical marijuana cultivation in Colorado. Spinosa is currently part of the team at Good Chemistry dispensaries, which has locations in Aurora and Denver, Colorado. He oversees staff training, state and local regulatory compliance and seed-to-sale inventory tracking.

Spinosa recently delivered a keynote presentation at the Dispensary Next Conference in Portland, Oregon titled “From Waiting Room to High-End Retail Experience: How Dispensary Culture Has Changed from 2009 to Now.” He discussed the rise of high-end experience and gave tools for dispensaries to improve retail operations

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Employee Feature – Chris Burke

How did you end up working for Good Chemistry? I had known Steve for a couple years since before he began at GC, and once he started I kept a peripheral eye on him and the industry. I had come to a point in my other career paths that I was no longer feeling satisfied and challenged, so when I was talking with him in late 2013 and he mentioned he was in need of help at the store I couldn’t help but grow interested. After taking a bit of time to ponder the options and reflect on my passion for cannabis, I decided this was the move I wanted to make and informed Steve. We talked and I was soon in the store being introduced to Matthew by Steve, and the rest is history.

What is your role? I am the General Manager of the Colfax store.

What makes you come to work every day? There is a never-ending chain of unique challenges to keep me occupied. Also, we have a great group of interesting people in the store that I enjoy surrounding myself with.

What has been your favorite project at Good Chemistry? It would be difficult to isolate any single project I have been a part of that I enjoyed more than another. I think it has been the never-ending series of changes and projects that have kept me engaged and challenged in a way that I really enjoy. Whether it has been making the many aesthetic and/or operational changes at the Colfax store, opening in Aurora, developing the S.T.A.T.S. guide, or simply running the day-to-day operations of the Colfax store, there has always been interesting and challenging ways to apply myself and grow.

Where would you like to see Good Chemistry in the next 5 years? That’s a question I would have difficulty answering with specifics. The industry and cannabis’ acceptance on a national level is in such a constant state of flux, and there is so much possibility as to what will even be allowed and where, that to try and say where I would like to see us is impossible for me. I would just say that I would like to see GC staying true to the core values that separate us from the other professional environments I have worked in, while continuing to push ourselves as pioneers of this revolution that is the freeing of cannabis.

 
What are some of the things you like to do outside of work? Outside of work I am a bit of a busy body. I spend a lot of time with my dog, Lebowski, walking around the neighborhood and exploring the parks. I recently started to walk slacklines, and I ride my bike, swim, run and strength train regularly, as well as smoke a LOT of blunts in between. I also cook quite a bit and do a lot of juicing, and hope to be hunting for my own meat within the next few years as well.  Plus, I do all of the same stuff as everyone else in CO like hiking, skiing and outdoors-ing, but that’s boring to repeat so I will forego

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Employee Feature: Danny Burns, Manager‐ in‐ Training at Good Chemistry Aurora

How did you end up working for Good Chemistry?

How I ended up working for Good Chemistry is a long story that was a long time coming. To summarize; they were looking for quality, hard working and passionate employees, I was looking for a company I could grow with, and voila.

What is your role?

My current role is a manager in training at Good Chemistry Aurora. Being a manager in training allows me to do everything from budtend, to open up the store.

What makes you come to work every day?

The great people I work with, as well as the remarkable cannabis product’s we sell. I have been infatuated with cannabis for the last 15 years, so to be in this environment means everything to me. What has been your favorite project at Good Chemistry? My favorite project at Good Chemistry has to be expanding. We get busier by the day, which means we need more of everything. Being part of something ever growing is extremely exciting for me.

Where would you like to see Good Chemistry in the next five years?

I would love to see the expansion of GC and GC nurseries to be know as the premiere cannabis nurseries with a reputation of producing premium quality products and a known passion for production and operational excellence.

What are some of the things you like to do outside of work?

I really enjoy spending time with loved ones. There is nothing better than spending time with people who truly enjoy spending their time with you. The only thing that tops that for me, is when you are able to travel with these same people out of town. Having people you enjoy doing trivial day to day things with, like play videos games, is that much more gratifying when you are somewhere in an environment unfamiliar to you all. Other than that, furthering my knowledge of this ever changing cannabis industry is on top of my list to do outside of work.

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Employee Feature: Halley Cohen, Manager at Good Chemistry Aurora

How did you end up working for Good Chemistry?
I was sitting behind the reception desk at another dispensary I was managing before I worked for Good Chemistry and Stephen Spinosa walked through the door. We got to talking about the product and as he was leaving, he gave me his card. Good Chemistry was one of the first dispensaries I shopped at as a medical patient living in Cap Hill and I always loved the vibe and how much the staff and ownership cared about the product they produced. I love marijuana and wanted to work some place I could stand behind the product I was selling. I ended up interviewing at Colfax and when the opportunity was available I made the switch and the rest is history!

What is your role?
I am happily managing the beautiful Aurora store and the fantastic gang of human beings employed there.

What makes you come to work every day?
It’s all for the love of marijuana and being able to change people’s lives. Whether that be providing medicine for a patient who desperately wants to ditch the prescription drugs they take, or being able to meet and talk to people who are shopping for the first time legally! Seeing how far we’ve come with legalization and normalization in such a short time keeps me excited about my job and the future of our industry.

What has been your favorite project at Good Chemistry?
Definitely helping open the Aurora store. Having an owner that took the time to be thoughtful about the look and feel of his stores makes all the difference. It is such a large, overwhelmingly beautiful dispensary, it’s mind blowing that we get to work there every day!

Where would you like to see Good Chemistry in the next 5 years?
Total world domination! I would like to see Good Chemistry continue to maintain the fantastic name they’ve built for themselves while expanding into other states and taking on amazing new projects.

What are some of the things you like to do outside of work?
When I’m not working, I’m dabbing! I enjoy acting like I can cook, talking people’s ears off about marijuana, road trips, hiking in the mountains, going to as many concerts as possible, thrift stores, and enjoying some hard snuggles with my pup.

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Employee Feature: VP of Retail Operations, Stephen Spinosa

How did you end up working for Good Chemistry?

I met Matt back in 2010. We would run into each other through various cannabis industry meetings held at different dispensaries. At the time I was growing and running a retail store for a competitor. We stayed in touch and eventually met up to discuss an opportunity, managing the Colfax store. I just left my prior job and was debating on staying in the industry. I met with Matt and connected with his passion for the industry and drive to help make cannabis legal. Matt had an extremely positive, but rare attitude about the Industry and I wanted to be a part of his team.

What is your role?

I oversee operations to ensure patients and customers have the highest quality products and services in a safe and secure environment. I am responsible for budgeting, seed-to-sale inventory tracking and management, state and local regulatory compliance, policy and procedure development, staff hiring, training and management. Another aspect of my job is to manage the company’s Compassion Care Program, which provides marijuana products to hardship patients at minimal or no cost. In short, I manage the business side of both the Aurora and Colfax location, make sure the staff is happy and working hard, and provide remarkable product to everyone who walks in the door.

What makes you come to work every day?

The culture we have built here at Good Chemistry is undeniable and makes my job fun and rewarding. I genuinely enjoy all of the people who work for GC so it doesn’t make coming to work a chore. Having an energetic, passionate crew has helped make Good Chemistry what it is today. Another aspect of my job I love is educating the Good Chemistry customer on remarkable cannabis. Being able to help people make their lives better through cannabis is extremely satisfying and why I do what I do.

What has been your favorite project at Good Chemistry?

Building the Aurora store was an incredible project, but my favorite project is actually one that is still in the works. This particular project will change how people view cannabis and the industry as a whole. It has been a blast to develop and I cannot wait to see how people react to it when it goes live during this year’s 4/20 festivities.

Where would you like to see Good Chemistry in the next 5 years?

In the next 5 years I would like to see Good Chemistry become a household name in regards to quality cannabis. I can also envision a few more retail stores and grows in Colorado with a couple grows or stores, out-of-state.

What are some of the things you like to do outside of work?

I love spending time with my family; Preeya and I have twin boys, so we are very busy. I still get out to play basketball, work out, read, and enjoy/assess fine cannabis.

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Event Recap: Westword Artopia 2017 – Creativity, Culture, Compassion

February 25th 2017 was a night to remember for the Good Chemistry Nurseries team! Members of the company turned out for an evening of creativity, culture and compassion at Westword Artopia 2017. Thousands of people filled City Hall to explore the culture of the Mile High City – through both sight and sound, all in support of a good cause.

While live painters executed street style works of art in real-time, musical acts including The Late Ones, Sole and Azon Classic took the stage. Upstairs a silent disco raged with Denver’s best DJs spinning tracks amongst fine art exhibitions. The Whiteout fashion show, a recurring favorite, shined the spotlight on Denver’s leading designers: D’Lola Couture, Equilibrium, Mona Lucero, Gino Velardi, Elyse Rainbolt, AnnaFesta, Blackberry Maverick, Denver Bespoke and Jiberish.

artopia-2017Nestled between a tarot card reader, a tattoo artist and a skateboard shop lies the Good Chemistry team,  at our S.T.A.T.S booth. Staff members from both Aurora and Colfax locations, as well as members of the leadership team joined forces to spread the word about how to identify high quality flower through sight, touch, aroma, taste and sensation.

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Proceeds from the event support organizations that help members of Denver’s most vulnerable communities to make life choices that positively impact their future by teaching them to develop the coping tools, inspiration, and wherewithal to succeed in today’s world and to become leaders of tomorrow. Good Chemistry Nurseries was founded in the spirit of making life better for everyone – and we’re proud support these communities while celebrating the artistic expression of Denver’s greatest designers, artists, and musicians at Artopia 2017!

Want to see more? Check out our Facebook album for an inside look at the event.

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Event Wrap Up: South by Southeast Festival 2017

Good Chemistry Supports Councilwoman Kendra Black and Southeast Denver Community


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Joe Megyesy, Manager of Public Affairs and Tyler Long, Volunteer, with Denver City Councilwoman Kendra Black

On Saturday, August 19, 2017 the Good Chemistry Nurseries team gathered at Denver’s Bible Park to celebrate local food, music and community at the South by Southeast festival presented by Denver City Councilwoman Kendra Black. The one day festival featured local bands, regional restaurant booths, a farmers market and beer garden as well as retail and craft vendors from the Southeast Denver community.

The lineup of local artists included the Denver Municipal Band, Beverly Belle, Late Night Date, Milma and more. Food trucks offered a bounty of delicious bites, from sweet and savory crepes to traditional BBQ. Festival goers were invited to participate in a community art project to beautify Southeast Denver.

At Good Chemistry Nurseries we take pride in getting to know our neighbors and were pleased to sponsor the South by Southeast festival this summer. We look forward to continued support of Southeast Denver and its vibrant community.
Learn more about Good Chemistry’s other philanthropic initiatives and how you can contribute.

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Event Wrap Up: Westword Show 2017 Good Chemistry Supports Denver’s At-Risk Community and Local Musicians

Members of the Good Chemistry team turned out to support communities in need and educate the the crowd on STATS at Westword Show 2017. Thousands of Denverites took the the streets of the Golden Triangle to hear their favorite local and national artists. Headliners included, Shakey Graves, The Revivalists and A R I Z O N A.

WESTWORD-SHOW-2017Proceeds from the event support Youth on Record, an organization that helps members of some of Denver’s most vulnerable communities to make life choices that positively impact their future by teaching them to develop the coping tools, inspiration, and wherewithal to succeed in today’s world and to become leaders of tomorrow. Proceeds from the event will also help preserve and protect one of Denver’s oldest and most iconic locations, Civic Center Park.


Click here to learn more about other organizations Good Chemistry supports, and how you can contribute.

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Featured Strain: Cookies & Cream

‘Tis the season for that sweet tooth to kick back in, and Good Chemistry sure does have a treat for you. Meet our deliciously sweet Cookies & Cream strain. This hybrid strain is said to be a cross between Starfighter and an unknown Girl Scout Cookies phenotype, which gives it the vanilla nut aroma and taste.

Our Cookies & Cream strain is a huge hit with Good Chemistry customers. Here’s what our friends at Leafly have to say about the dessert-like genetic: “This sweet-tasting variety provides long-lasting relief for patients treating symptoms throughout the day, but high doses can induce an early night’s sleep. Cookies and Cream took first place in the hybrid category of the 2014 Denver Cannabis Cup.”

This award winning strain pairs the deliciousness of sweet flavor with the full-body benefits we all love. If you’re looking for a nice, mood-lifting high that will also allow you to relax and enjoy a nice night in, Cookies & Cream will tame even the biggest of sweet tooths.

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Former SF co-op owner awaits vote on CA pot legalization

The Bay Area Reporter

Political Notebook: Former SF co-op owner awaits vote on CA pot legalization

Matthew Huron grew up in San Francisco’s gay Castro district, four doors down from neighborhood gay bar the Men’s Room (now called the Last Call Bar) on 18th Street. It was his dad’s “staple” hangout.

In the 1990s Huron, who is straight, turned to cultivating cannabis as his dad and his dad’s partner both suffered from symptoms of HIV/AIDS. Sixteen years ago he started the Elmar Lins Compassion Co-Op, named after his father’s partner, to provide medical marijuana to hospices and assisted living facilities in the Bay Area.

“My dad found therapeutic benefit through cannabis,” said Huron.

Lins passed away in 2008, and after his father died the following year, Huron relocated his business to Denver, Colorado. In 2010 Huron, 42, opened his first Good Chemistry marijuana dispensary in the shadow of the state Capitol, an area of town that reminded him of San Francisco’s Mission District.

Today, he owns a growing marijuana dispensary and cultivation company that includes two dispensaries and several cultivation sites in the Mile High State. The company is now expanding into Nevada, opening a 5,000 square foot cultivation site this summer in Reno in a building capable of expanding to 12,000 square feet.

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Give them the gift card they really want this holiday season

Looking for that perfect gift this holiday season? Give the gift of the finest cannabis in Colorado. Good Chemistry gift cards are available at all locations. Cards can be applied to Good Chemistry’s full menu of flower, concentrates, edibles and gear.

Good Chemistry offers a wide array of strains per day. Check out our daily flower menu, including the exclusive strains of Ingrid and Mr. Good Chem, as well as the highly acclaimed Sour Diesel, Blue Dream, OGer, Durban Poison, and many others—each of world-class quality. Good Chemistry also offers an assortment of edibles, concentrates, and the newest exclusive product to hit the shelves.

Gift cards are available at each of our locations, out original Colfax location in Denver, our award-winning store in Aurora, and their newest location on South Broadway.

Stop in today to pick up the perfect holiday gift, the Good Chemistry gift card.

You must be 21+ to redeem Good Chemistry gift cards.

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Good Chem Employee Feature: Aaron Marshall

  • How did you end up working for Good Chemistry?
    • I started shopping with Good Chemistry as a medical patient around 2010-2011. I was working with another dispensary when I heard about the possibility of an Aurora Good Chemistry location. I expressed my interest in working with GC to Steve Spinosa and a short time later I started as a budtender with the opening of GC Aurora.
  • What is your role?
    • I am currently one of the assistant managers at Good Chemistry Aurora.
  • What makes you come to work everyday?
    • What keeps me coming back to work?  First of all is what got me into this industry in the first place, a pay check, No I’m just kidding. My love, passion, and interest in cannabis, as well as my co-workers (I have never worked with a more enjoyable group) make showing up to work very satisfying.
  • What has been your favorite project at Good Chemistry?
    • The opening of Good Chemistry Aurora has been my favorite project that I’ve been a part of in my entire working career so far. I was able to see what the store has become, as well as what it will grow into since we first opened the doors.  It has been a very fulfilling opportunity every step of the way.
  • What are some of the things you like to do outside of work?
    • When I’m not at work I practice Photography, I Longboard, I Camp, and I just like to be outdoors in general, smoking cannabis😉.
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Good Chemistry Advocates for Capitol Hill Community at Denver’s People’s Fair

Festival draws thousands of attendees


The sun was shining this weekend as the community gathered to celebrate the start of summer and support the Capitol Hill neighborhood at the 45th annual People’s Fair. People from all across the Mile High City joined forces for two days of art, music, and entertainment to raise funds for an array of non-profit organizations.

A portion of the proceeds from the festival benefit  Capitol Hill United Neighbors (CHUN) in their mission to protect, preserve & enhance the quality of life in and around Capitol Hill. Good Chemistry is a proud business member of CHUN and our staff members were happy to help assist with the event.

CHUN is just one of the organizations Good Chemistry is proud to support. Learn more about those organizations and how to support them here.

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Good Chemistry Announces Extended Business Hours at Colfax Location

We are pleased to announce that Good Chemistry Colfax will join our Aurora store by offering morning and late night hours. We hope you will take advantage of our longer hours. Please see details on the extended hour roll out below, and as always, check goodchem.org for all of the most updated store information. We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

  • Good Chemistry Colfax (330 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80203)
      • MON – SAT: 8:00AM – 9:45PM
      • SUN: 10:00AM – 9:45PM
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Good Chemistry at ‘Dispensary Next Expo’ in Portland, OR

Heading to the DispensaryNext Expo in Portland, OR next week? If so you’re in for a treat! Our own VP of Retail, Stephen Spinosa, is the opening Key Note speaker. His presentation “From Waiting Room to High End Retail Experience: How Dispensary Culture has Changed from 2009 to Now” is going to touch on everything from the pre-legalization culture to what we should see in 2016.

Steve will share his knowledge and expertise on:

  • How to transition your store from a medical dispensary to a high-end retail store
    • Creative ways to gain loyal consumers and bring in new consumers
    • Education techniques for both consumers and employees

Steve will explain how three major components of retail can make or break the business in this booming industry; the quality of product, the importance of culture, and the process behind a solid retail front. These are the foundations Good Chemistry is built on. Without a quality product to stand on, it will be rough to sustain a business in an industry that is growing rapidly day-by-day. Good Chemistry prides itself on remarkable, high-quality cannabis products. We wouldn’t be where we are today if Good Chemistry Nurseries didn’t take such pride in the flower we grow. Our extensive daily flower menu includes our exclusive strains Ingrid and Mr. Good Chem, and our highly acclaimed Sour Diesel, Blue Dream, OGer, Durban Poison and many others. We also offer an assortment of edibles, pre-rolled joints, bubble hash, and our new solvent-less rosin. Because we believe we are leading the way, every strain is priced at $30 per 1/8, every day. We do not have pricing tiers or shelf tiers. Just a great product at a great price.

Culture not only helps keep employees happy, but it is a big part of the industry itself. The Good Chemistry culture can be seen behind the scenes and from the retail space itself, making it an important piece of our business.

And lastly, the retail process is a huge component to having a successful cannabis business. Without processes such as education and training, inventory tracking, and compliance, you cannot run your cannabis operation legally.

We look forward to seeing you in Portland next week! Make sure to go to Stephen’s Key Note presentation on Monday, February 1 at 10:00 am!

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Good Chemistry Aurora is featured in DiningOut Magazine’s “Top Aurora Dispensaries”

Good Chemistry {16840 East Iliff Avenue; 303.745.2420}

Good Chemistry is well-known for offering high-quality, affordable bud for recreational users. They even won recognition this year as the most affordable recreational dispensary with $30 eighths and $10 joints. Good Chemistry has billed its Aurora location as its flagship store, where they hope to continue demystifying cannabis by categorizing their product into four easy treatment tiers: Relax- ation, Relief, Sleep, and Stimulation. Good Chemistry’s proprietary strain, Ingrid, is great for those who have trouble sleeping at night, and their Blue Dream strain won “Best of the Rest” at the Denver Medical Cannabis Cup. Click here to go to article.

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Good Chemistry Benefit Members: Get discount tickets to the Denver Independent Comics & Art Expo

Good Chemistry Benefit Members get discount tickets to DinK –  the Denver Independent Comics & Art Expo

This April 14 & 15, Good Chemistry will sponsor DiNK – the Denver Independent Comics & Art Expo, celebrating talent and wit on topics ranging from social justice, to anti-social and everything in between.

With a Meow Wolf interactive entrance experience, and exhibits of art, published books, paintings, graphic novels and Good Chemistry merch, this is an event you won’t want to miss.

More than just an art show, DINK will kick off its non-profit pilot program for Camp Comic Book this September at Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, Colorado in partnership with the Denver Zine Library. One part comic and art education and one part outward bound, the annual campout and retreat developed to provide inner city and under-served youth a paid for curriculum in a vibrant, beautiful learning environment.

Tickets are on sale now. Stop by any of our Good Chemistry locations and join our Member Benefits to receive a discount code for 20% off weekend passes and all VIP upgrades including Cannabis + Comix (single day tickets are not included).

Existing members will receive their code via email or text.

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Good Chemistry Celebrates Denver Pride at the 11th annual Pink Party!

On June 18th, Good Chemistry will be sponsoring the biggest and best party of the Denver Pride Fest weekend! The 11th annual One Colorado Pink Party is a Pride weekend staple designed to support all the great work that One Colorado does politically and for Colorado’s LGBTQ community. The original Pink Party was held at the home of one of the One Colorado board members for years before it became part of the Denver Pride festivities.

This year will be the third year that Good Chemistry will be sponsoring the Pink Party. We will have a photo booth and giveaways, like our Good Chemistry sunglasses, the S.T.A.T.S guide to Evaluating Essential Aspects of Cannabis, and 20%  percent off coupons!

Join Good Chemistry in celebrating Pridepride on June 18th at the Pink Party at Tracks/EXDO! All tickets include entry intro Tracks for thea party with an open bar on the night of June 18th. Tickets are $80 until sold out. Once you purchase your ticket, your name will be on a list for entry to the Pink Party. Your Pink Party wristband gets you entry into Tracks for the entire night! Purchase your Pink Party tickets here and support all the great work of One Colorado!.

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GOOD CHEMISTRY CELEBRATES FIFTH ANNIVERSARY

Cannabis Dispensary Leads Industry in Innovations

DENVER (August 12, 2015) – More than 200 guests toasted Good Chemistry’s Fifth Anniversary at Spill Lounge on Saturday night. The celebration crowned a year of exciting developments for the Colorado dispensary and producer, capped by the grand opening of a new Aurora location that showcases the industry’s leading retail design, and consumer-friendly and helpful shopping experience. Good Chemistry’s original location on Colfax in Denver’s Capitol Hill will also incorporate the new category system once renovations are complete this month.

“I got involved in the cannabis industry in its nascent stages because I wanted to aid people who suffer from a variety of illnesses by giving them the opportunity to add cannabis to their treatment plans,” noted Good Chemistry founder and CEO Matthew Huron. “My background in cultivating medical marijuana has distinguished Good Chemistry with innovative programs such as the Good Chemistry Compassion Program. It is very rewarding to recognize our fifth anniversary, and we know there is still enormous work to be done in this field.”

Good Chemistry will continue fifth anniversary celebrations when it sponsors AIDS Walk Denver on Saturday, August 15. The company also returns for the fourth year in a row as a Universal Sponsor for One Colorado Education Fund’s Ally Awards, which will be held the following Saturday, August 22. One Colorado is an organization dedicated to securing and protecting equality and opportunity for LGBT Coloradans and their families.

Good Chemistry’s sleek and modern category system is based on the type of experience customers are seeking: Amplify, Relax, Relieve and Sleep. Good Chemistry created its category system to help people try cannabis strains and products in an informed way.

Huron is one of the most experienced cultivators of marijuana in the United States and is a pioneer in best practices for marijuana cultivation and dispensing. He and his colleagues are using their expertise and knowledge to create a professional and user-friendly experience for customers of all interests. Good Chemistry has established one of the nation’s most sophisticated nursery programs, with grow operations in metro Denver that produce consistent, high-quality products.

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Shawna McGregor at 917-971-7852 or shawna@rosengrouppr.com.

About Good Chemistry

Good Chemistry is a leading provider of marijuana products and related services, and is committed to making life better for people through the growth, production and use of cannabis. Good Chemistry’s two locations in Denver and Aurora offer customers an award-winning line up of medical and recreational marijuana products and outstanding service. Good Chemistry has established one of the nation’s most sophisticated nursery programs, with grow operations in metro Denver that produce world-class products at the highest levels of quality, reliability and consistency. For more information, visit www.goodchem.org. Friend us on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram.

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Good Chemistry CEO makes Leafbuyer’s 2016 Power List

The men and women on the 2016 Leafbuyer Power List were nominated by peers and professionals in the cannabis industry. These business leaders and entrepreneurs are shaping the fastest-growing, most competitive and potentially the most societal changing industry in the history of Colorado.


Matthew Huron is a Berkeley graduate with an entrepreneurial background and a passion for enabling medical marijuana access to those in need. Matthew Huron’s first meaningful experience with cannabis came in 2000 when both his father and his father’s partner began using the plant to gain relief from severe symptoms of HIV. Witnessing the amazing effects first-hand, Huron became a full believer. Shortly thereafter, Huron opened a small non-profit medical marijuana co-op with his father in the California Bay Area. In 2008 both his father and his father’s partner passed away; Huron retained his fervor for this alternative form of treatment. Due to the lack of regulation in California and progress of legalization in Colorado, Huron decided to move his business to Denver. Now with Good Chemistry’s highly acclaimed nursery program and two thriving dispensary locations, Huron’s plan to help those in need is in full effect. Good Chemistry uses experienced cultivators to produce superior products without pricing tiers. Huron believes this model helps transfer the savings onto the customer without having to sacrifice quality. In five years, Huron expresses his desire to see “the expansion of Good Chemistry and Good Chemistry nurseries” and hopes to be known as “the premier cannabis nursery with a reputation of producing premium quality products and a known passion for production and operational excellence.” If you’re looking for your next excellent read, Huron recommends Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell.


What are some of your favorite things to do in Colorado?

“I enjoy snowboarding, road biking and traveling, and I love visiting other cultures.”


See the full 2016 Leafbuyer Power List.

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Good Chemistry CEO Matthew Huron is the April cover story for ‘Cannabis Business Magazine’

The Grow Factor

How Good Chemistry’s Matthew Huron cultivated a rapidly expanding business.

Matthew Huron never went to business school. He never ran a company. He never worked as an executive. But he’s now the owner and CEO of Good Chemistry, one of the most successful cannabis producers and retailers in Colorado. While much of the cannabis market slowed near the end of 2015, Good Chemistry saw its sales go up. Between its two Colorado dispensary locations, one in Denver (which sells to the medical and recreational markets) and one in Aurora (which sells recreational only), the brand does more than 30,000 transactions each month. The two cultivation operations that Huron currently operates, which total more than 30,000 square feet, are not enough to answer the demand for his product, and a third facility that will add another 20,000 square feet of grow space is set to open in April.

IMG_9354_fmtHuron’s story is one, you might say, of a green thumb, a passion for helping people and a natural business sense. He’s the epitome of the successful cultivator, who is navigating the challenging cannabis marketplace, donning the Good Chemistry CEO boots to the tune of continual, but careful expansion, including across state lines.

“My father and his partner both had HIV, and they found therapeutic benefits from cannabis,” Huron says.

Cannabis increasingly was becoming an alternative treatment for HIV patients. So, in 2000, Huron and his father set up a small, non-profit medical marijuana co-op in San Francisco that served AIDS patients and the assisted-living and hospice facilities that treated them.

Over the next eight years, Huron learned to perfect his cultivation skills in the competitive California marijuana industry. Vertical integration (a system in which a person can have licenses to grow, process and sell cannabis) is not allowed in California. “What that creates,” he says, “is a highly competitive cultivation market where people really have to get good at what they’re doing in order to get on the shelves of these stores.” Read the full story here.

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Good Chemistry CEO Matthew Huron speaks to ‘Cannabis Radio’ about the launch of S.T.A.T.S.

Huron was born and raised in the Castro neighborhood of San Francisco, and that is where he learned to cultivate Cannabis, when his father and his father’s partner were suffering from symptoms of HIV/AIDS. After his father died, Matthew decided that California did not have strong enough regulations to continue operating there, so he moved to Colorado, taking a successful business, and all that goes along with it, to another state.
The location for his first Good Chemistry in Colorado on Colfax Avenue was chosen because it reminded him of the Mission District.
With a successful and expanding Cannabis cultivation business that essentially started in California, Matthew is keeping an eye on what happens in this upcoming election. If the conditions are right and the regulatory environment stabilizes he might be interested in returning to California.”

Click here to listen to the full interview with Russ Belville & Matthew Huron.

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Good Chemistry chosen as a High Times “Best Dispensary” in 2018

Good Chemistry is proud to be named one of High Times’ 15 Best Dispensaries in Denver. Below, the magazine explains why we made the list:


Good Chemistry:

“Responsibly cultivated cannabis that’s broken down for shoppers into “effect categories” (Amplify, Relax, Relieve or Sleep)

“Its 3,600-square-foot flagship store opened on Colfax Avenue as one of Denver’s first higher-designed, state-of-the-art dispensaries. Since then, two more locations (Aurora and South Broadway) have opened and the company’s signature color-coded “effect categories” of recommended uses (Amplify, Relax, Relieve or Sleep) guide customers toward an experiential-focused product selection process steered by a knowledgeable staff. More than 60 strains of flower, extracts and concentrates are cultivated under the Good Chemistry Nurseries umbrella, whose products are also available in select Nevada retailers. Founded in the spirit of “making life better” for those in need, Good Chemistry is also committed to giving back, officially supporting ONE Colorado, Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods, Denver Police Brotherhood, Comitis Crisis Center of Aurora, the Harm Reduction Action Center, the Aurora Police Association and more.”

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Good Chemistry Employee Feature: Andrew Jones

What is your role at Good Chemistry?

Director of Information Technology

How did you end up working at Good Chemistry?

I had been working in IT / software development for the healthcare industry for most of my career and I loved the aspect of making people’s lives better.  With the dawn of cannabis legalization in Colorado, I left the healthcare industry and began working on multiple software products that could be used in the cannabis business.  One of my colleagues and friends (Stephen Spinosa, VP of Operations) and I had been in contact on and off for several years, and he informed me that Good Chemistry was hiring.  I came in to interview for a completely different role hoping to get my foot in the door with a company I admired and thought was doing awesome things.  Upon talking to the team at Good Chemistry, we found that there was a serious need for an IT professional on staff and I was hired to help streamline, automate, and enhance the entire technology infrastructure within the organization.

What attracted you to Good Chemistry?

Working with several cannabis startups I had the opportunity of meeting with many dispensaries and grows in Colorado, and I was always most impressed with Good Chemistry.  From the people that worked there, to the product, to the care and thought that was ingrained into the culture, I always felt Good Chemistry was the premiere cannabis business in Colorado.  It was also my personal favorite dispensary as a consumer, so it was a very easy decision to come on board when the opportunity arose.

Most Rewarding Achievements?

It sounds cheesey, but everyday at Good Chemistry is rewarding in some way.  During my time with the company I have assisted in converting several manual processes over to automatic/software based solutions.  I have had the opportunity to work with all aspects of technology from software design to interfacing with various types of hardware (scales, scanners, POS systems to name a few).  Overall it is most rewarding knowing that the work I do effects the company as a whole and has a positive impact on people’s day-to-day work.

What are some of the things you like to do outside of work?

I love to play video games, watch Kung-Fu and horror movies, and spend time with my 2 beautiful daughters.  I find myself on my personal computer tinkering with new software or writing little programs more than I’d like to admit.  Oh yeah, and sometimes I even get out to enjoy the beauty that is Colorado.

What is your life motto?

This too shall pass

Latest Album?

Wu-Tang “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)” – it’s oldschool but in heavy rotation at my house

Last Book?

I’m re-reading Stephen King’s “IT” to get ready for the new movie!

Favorite TV Show?

Blood Drive

Car person or motorcycle person?

Car – I don’t trust myself on a motorcycle.

Cat person or dog?

Cat – meow meow

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Good Chemistry Employee Feature: Suzy Naho

What is your role at Good Chemistry?
Bud Trimmer

How did you end up working at Good Chemistry?
I was working for a trimming company that sent me to Good Chemistry, and after a month they hired me in house full time.

What attracted you to Good Chemistry?
So many things. I get to trim the most Beautiful bud. Every morning I get a big silver bag filled with flower, it’s just like Christmas. I get to unwrap all the packages. I also work with the best trimmers, packagers, compliance crew, and master gardeners. My management staff is absolutely stellar. They leave the doors of communication open and they actually  listen to us. They set us up for success and give us the tools to go forward because they want us to succeed. I truly appreciate Good Chemistry’s continuous effort to educate the masses on the medicinal properties of marijuana. Through education comes knowledge and through knowledge we can change the world. I am also very proud to work for a company that gives back to their community. For example, the Compassionate Care program. Good Chem is good chemistry.

Most Rewarding Achievements?
Breaking Records. I strive to be the fastest trimmer with the highest percentage.

What are some of the things you like to do outside of work?
I studied at the Cordon Bleu in Paris so now I am a chef on Maineiac lobster food truck. I am also in the process of reopening my bakery. But mostly give me a carton of smokes, an ounce of weed, and a great bottle of single malt scotch and I’m good to go.

What is your life motto?
It used to be “Eat, Drink and Be Merry” but since I’ve become a trimmer it’s “faster, faster, faster.”

Latest Album?
Dick’s Picks Grateful Dead Volume 36.

Last Book?
The Secrets of the Masons

Fav TV Show
Salem

Car person or motorcycle person?
Definitely- car- 1968 Fiat Spider- VROOOM

Cat person or dog?
I love all animals but currently I have 2 cats. Mr. Christopher Robin and Skye.

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Good Chemistry family offers our sincere condolences to Pulse Orlando.

The Good Chemistry family offers our sincere condolences to the families and friends who lost loved ones through the senseless act of violence at Pulse Orlando. We stand with you and the LGBTQ community in honoring the victims of this tragedy.

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Good Chemistry featured in Curbed’s “10 marijuana dispensaries break stereotypes with high design”

The dark and gloomy weed store gets a makeover

Marijuana legalization has a host of very real consequences for the country: the neutering of a dangerous black market, the slow acknowledgement of alternative medicines, and an influx of jobs, taxes, and merchandise that will shake America’s economy to the very core. However, we’re too busy swooning over the lush interiors of America’s emerging dispensary architecture to care about any of those things.

The emerging legal marijuana industry is the fastest-growing industry in the United States. Indeed, there are even architecture and design firms that specialize in the design of dispensaries and grow rooms. Erich Pearson, founder of the Sparc dispensary in San Francisco, believes that the design should “remove the stigma around cannabis and make people feel marijuana is normal.” Gone are blacked-out windows and the faint smell of pachouli at your local head shop, the next generation of dispensaries are well-lit, airy, and spacious. These ten interiors—best ogled with a spliff in hand—perfectly forecast a new design typology, coming soon to your neighborhood.


GOOD-CHEM-AURORAIn Aurora, Colorado, Good Chemistry uses sleek design to put the spotlight on the four color-coded categories of the recommended uses for cannabis: stimulation, sleep, relief, and relaxation.


Read the full list here.

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Good Chemistry featured in HERB.CO “10 Gorgeous Cannabis Dispensaries You Need To Visit”

“Cannabis dispensaries have come a long way in terms of design. Forget walking up to some seedy-looking alley storefront. Now, high class, sophistication, and modern elegance are what cannabis shops are all about. Check out these 10 absolutely gorgeous cannabis dispensaries. You’ll definitely want to pick up some herb from these trendy locations. ” – Herb.co

Good Chemistry has two Colorado locations, one in Denver and another in Aurora, and are planning to expand into Nevada. Their style is a mix of warm woods and sophisticated color coding to help recreational consumers find the right herb.

Their four pillars denote effects like amplify, sleep, relief, and relaxation. Consumers can browse through mounted tablets to help them find strains prior to approaching the counter.


See the full list here.

 

 

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Good Chemistry Gathers for a Night of Resilience at 2017 Ally Awards

Team Supports One Colorado in Advancing LGBTQ Equality


The Good Chemistry Nurseries team turned out for a Night of Resilience, supporting One Colorado and the LGBTQ community at the 2017 Ally Awards on Saturday, August 26, 2017.

The evening’s festivities included a silent auction, cocktail party and award reception to raise funds for One Colorado, the state’s leading advocacy organization dedicated to advancing equality for Colorado’s LGBTQ community.

ally-awards-2017The Ally Awards honor the work of those with the courage and determination to facilitate change within the Colorado community. A longtime sponsor of the Ally Awards, Good Chemistry is proud to support such a meaningful cause and one that hits close to home for our company.

Good Chemistry Nurseries’ CEO and Founder, Matthew Huron, was honored at last year’s Ally Awards for his dedicated work to advance equality for LGBTQ Coloradans and their families View the video from that presentation here.

2017 ALLY AWARDEES: 

  • Jean Dubofsky: Jean was the first female who served on the Colorado Supreme Court and the lead attorney in the case that overturned Amendment 2.
  • Kaiser Permanente: Kaiser has led the health care industry to remove transgender exclusions in insurance plans and improved the experiences of their LGBTQ patients in the health care system.
  • Rathod Mohamedbhai: This civil rights law firm has worked to close the gap between the Muslim and LGBTQ community. The firm also worked with the Denver Police Department after being counsel for the Jesse Hernandez case.
  • IMG_4893Pat Steadman, Lifetime Achievement Award: Former Colorado State Senator Pat Steadman was a part of Equal Rights Colorado — a volunteer-run equality group that advanced LGBTQ policies before One Colorado’s inception. He was also a champion in fighting and defeating Amendment 2, was on the Colorado Joint Budget Committee, and was key in passing civil unions in Colorado.


To learn more about One Colorado and their mission, click here.


To view photos from the One Colorado/Good Chemistry photo booth, click here.


Learn more about Good Chemistry’s philanthropic initiatives and how you can contribute.

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Good Chemistry Hoodies

Good Chemistry Hoodies on sale for $30. Zip up or pullover, we have a style to match your preference! Cozy and warm, these hoodies are the perfect way to keep out the chill this winter while showing your GC pride.

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Good Chemistry Hosts Annual Fundraiser Benefiting Denver Rescue Mission

Visit any Good Chemistry this holiday season and support communities in need


The last few months of the year are busy for most – busy with shopping, gift-giving and gathering with family and friends. During this time of gratitude, it’s important to reflect on what we can do for others. As you give thanks, please remember to think of those who are less fortunate.

This year we are  hosting our second annual in-store fundraiser benefiting the Denver Rescue Mission with the goal of raising money to support homeless and in-need members of the community.

The Denver Rescue Mission is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of the homeless and needy in the Denver metro area by providing food, shelter, clothing, and education.To learn more about their mission, click here.

Show your holiday spirit by giving back this season! Stop by your local Good Chemistry to support this worthy cause. Can’t afford to give monetarily? We encourage you to explore other volunteer opportunities and ways to make a positive impact.

The Denver Rescue Mission is just one of the organizations Good Chemistry is proud to support. Learn more about those organizations here.

 

Good Chemistry – Denver

330 East Colfax Avenue

Denver, CO 80203

720.524.4657

 

Good Chemistry – South Broadway

1724 South Broadway

Denver, CO 80210

303.733.3113

 

Good Chemistry – Aurora

16840 East Iliff Avenue

Aurora, CO 80013

303.745.2420

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Good Chemistry Hosts In-Store Fundraiser Benefiting Denver Rescue Mission

This past New Year’s Eve, you may have celebrated with friends, watched the ball drop with  family, or been lucky enough to get a New Year’s kiss. No matter how you rang in 2017, there is one New Year’s tradition that many will be thinking about in the coming days – making and sticking to a New Year’s resolution.

A few of the most common resolutions are to lose weight, eat healthier, or spend less money. However, this year, we suggest you consider a resolution that will not only make you feel good about yourself, but also help support those in need– giving back.

Community service and philanthropy are at the heart of what we do at Good Chemistry, which is why we’re hosting an in-store fundraiser on behalf of the Denver Rescue Mission. The fundraiser, which began at the start of the Holiday season has a goal of raising money to support homeless and in-need members of the Denver Rescue Mission.

The Denver Rescue Mission is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of the homeless and needy in the Denver metro area by providing food, shelter, clothing, and education.
Show your holiday spirit by giving back this winter season and setting (and sticking with) a new resolution in 2017! Stop by either our Denver or Aurora locations to show you support for the Denver Rescue Mission this New Year.

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Good Chemistry is proud to support the Canal District and the Worcester community Canal District Music Series will be held every Wednesday, July 12 – August 23

Good Chemistry Nurseries is a proud supporter of the Canal District Music Series, a weekly free concert series with food trucks for the whole family. The series will take place every Wednesday from July 12 to August 23 at 6:30pm. The festival is an effort to build a stronger community while simultaneously revitalizing and refurbishing Worcester.

Good Chemistry is the presenting sponsor of The Alchemystics, this Wednesday, July 26.  Like Good Chemistry, The Alchemystics embrace the philosophy that music and art are tools for propelling social change in local communities. Individually and collectively, members of the Alchemystics prioritize giving back to their local community, working closely with local youth groups and lending their musical talents

Throughout the summer, neighbors of all ages are invited to come together and enjoy live music and munchies provided by a variety of food trucks. In addition to The Alchemystics, performers ranging from We and the Dawg and Eric Paslay (Platinum-selling songwriter), to Blues singer Toni Lynn Washington are lined up for the Canal District Music Series. Good Chemistry is excited to sponsor this gathering of the close-knit community of Worcester.

Click here  for more information on the Canal District Music Series, including performance schedules and more information on the artists.
Learn more about other causes Good Chemistry supports, and how you can contribute.

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Good Chemistry Is Proud to Support the First Aurora Pride Celebration on Saturday, August 5th

Join Good Chemistry’s team in supporting Aurora’s first ever Pride celebration at the Aurora Municipal Center on August 5, 2017 from 10 am to 8 pm. The event will feature food trucks, entertainment, and a chance to meet and mingle with like minded individuals.

Good Chemistry is proud to serve the Aurora community and proud to support this event.

DJ Escal8, Jody Bouffard, Jessica L’Whor, Sinna-G, and Blontourage will be featured for some exciting entertainment to top off this day of festivities. So, grab your best buddies, don your colors, and come join this fabulous celebration for a great cause.

Click here for more information on this event.


Click here to learn more about other organizations Good Chemistry’s philanthropy initiative supports, and how you can contribute.

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Good Chemistry launches online ordering at all locations

Save time, order ahead through goodchem.org.


Do you ever find yourself tight on time, rushing to get to Good Chemistry? Now you can save time and order ahead online from the comfort of your couch, with pick-up now available at all of our locations. Aurora customers have enjoyed online ordering for the past year, and now we’re excited to make the service available at our Denver Capitol Hill and South Broadway locations.

Check out our Online Reservation Page to place your order at your selected location – Aurora (REC Only), Denver – Capitol Hill (MED + REC), Denver – S. Broadway (MED + REC).


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Good Chemistry Launches Simple, Fun, Free Tool to Help Consumers Assess High Quality Cannabis

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Contact: Shawna McGregor

917-971-7852 or shawna@rosengrouppr.com

“Whether novice or aficionado, knowing how to assess cannabis flower quality is key to having the best possible experience.”

DENVER, April 14, 2016 – All Cannabis is not created equal, and just as wine enthusiasts enjoy a user friendly tasting system and diamond buyers employ the “Four C’s,” Good Chemistry Nurseries, one of the industry’s most experienced Cannabis producers has now created a stylish, easy-to-use free consumer cannabis evaluation guide for assessing quality cannabis flower.

MJICM_Good-Chem-Aroma-WebWhether novice or aficionado, knowing how to assess cannabis flower quality is key to having the best possible experience. Good Chemistry Nurseries has developed a five-step process for identifying high quality, remarkable flower, similar to the multi-step process for evaluating wine. The S.T.A.T.S. method (Sight, Touch, Aroma, Taste, and Sensation) is a guide to helping consumers evaluate essential aspects of the flower in order to make the most informed and satisfying purchase decisions.

“Just as American consumers have become more knowledgeable about quality wine and craft beer, Good Chemistry Nurseries’ S.T.A.T.S. guide will help consumers quickly and easily assess high quality cannabis,” noted Matthew Huron, CEO, Good Chemistry. Huron is widely recognized as one of the most experienced cultivators of marijuana in the United States. “The S.T.A.T.S. Guide was developed by the Good Chemistry Nurseries cultivators who have years of experience backed by extensive education in horticulture and botany, but we hope consumers will utilize this guide no matter where they purchase their Cannabis.”

The S.T.A.T.S. Guide provides newer consumers the guidelines they need to determine the quality of Cannabis flowers, and allows experienced users a new way to look at the complex world they already appreciate. Established through consumer surveys, strain evaluations, and a team of cultivation experts, S.T.A.T.S. provides consumers with a universal guide to selecting high quality Cannabis. Similar to the five C’s of diamonds, S.T.A.T.S. provides five fundamental criteria to judge the quality of a Cannabis flower. The guide was developed as a simple, easy-to-use evaluation tool and will change the way consumers view and purchase Cannabis flower.

“As Cannabis becomes as mainstream as a glass of wine, we’ve had a lot of folks ask us to give them a simple, easy way to assess quality cannabis in real time,” remarked Duncan Cameron, Chief Production Officer, Good Chemistry. “The S.T.A.T.S. Guide assists newer consumers in navigating the wide world of Cannabis.”

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S.T.A.T.S.:

  • Sight: Seeing the flower can sometimes be the only evaluation option before purchase, so it is important to know what the visual cues for remarkable cannabis are. S.T.A.T.S. helps consumers evaluate qualities including trichome content, color and trim.
  • Touch: Touching the flower can help with evaluating the cure (the controlled drying process to achieve proper moisture content post-harvest). S.T.A.T.S. defines how your bud should feel.
  • Aroma: Each strain has a unique aroma. Distinctions can be made between high and poor quality aroma. S.T.A.T.S. reviews what scents should be expected, and what smells can denote poor quality.
  • Taste: Different strains will have different flavor profiles. Similar to wine tasting, experience is necessary to distinguish between different flavors in the strains. Plus, how to ensure you are getting the best taste out of your flower.
  • Sensation: The first sensation that comes from cannabis is the sensation of lift, or of being high.  Varying experience levels may affect how people feel with each strain and the amount of time people feel lifted. Good Chemistry has identified the key categories of sensations that can come from different strains including Amplify, Relax, Relieve, and Sleep.

An electronic copy of the S.T.A.T.S. guide will be released and available for free to the public on April 14th at statsguide.org. First edition hard copy booklets will be available for free while supplies last at Good Chemistry locations in Denver and Aurora. For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Shawna McGregor at 917-971-7852 or shawna@rosengrouppr.com.

For those who want this simple, stylish and free cannabis consumer evaluation tool (and more) Good Chemistry has developed a “S.T.A.T.S. Kit” that includes the S.T.A.T.S. Guide, a three-gram sampler of Good Chemistry’s award-winning strains, a S.T.A.T.S. glass pipe, S.T.A.T.S. lighter and S.T.A.T.S. glass jar, all packaged in a locking storage bag developed for cannabis. Available at Good Chemistry’s Colfax and Aurora locations for $30.

Contact:
Shawna McGregor
917-971-7852
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Good Chemistry launches “Craft of Cannabis” Campaign

Focusing on passion and production excellence, Good Chemistry launches “Craft of Cannabis” Campaign

“The Power is in the Flower”

DENVER (June 29, 2016)—As Good Chemistry—the leader in cultivating consistent, high-quality cannabis—expands production capabilities in Colorado and Nevada, the company debuts its “Craft of Cannabis” initiative with a new advertising campaign and website. Built on exquisite original photography, the ads showcase the people and plants behind the finest flower grown in Colorado.

“Our mission has always been to cultivate the best Cannabis on the market,” said founder and CEO Matthew Huron, a master gardener who has been honing his craft for nearly two decades. “We are proud of the flower that we produce. Our Craft of Cannabis campaign aims to show consumers the excellent standards of our Cannabis artisans and the remarkable beauty and character of our plants.”

coc-feature-2The Craft of Cannabis campaign was developed by branding expert Michael Markowitz, president of Michael Markowitz + Associates, whose clients have included, among others, Panera Bread, Anheuser Busch and Universal Studios. The new GoodChem.org website was designed by Duffy & Partners, whose clients have included, among others, Wolfgang Puck, Herradura and Minute Maid. The new website provides behind-the-scenes access to Good Chemistry’s critically acclaimed nurseries, where the finest Cannabis grown in Colorado is the product of an ideal union between passion and science, remarkable people and remarkable plants. The nursery team includes botanists, carpenters, mechanics, scientists, musicians, entrepreneurs, farmers, inventors, caregivers, and more. Good Chemistry Nurseries products reflect the evolution of thousands of years of Cannabis production; Good Chemistry works to preserve the ancient qualities of the Cannabis flower while incorporating the most modernized cultivation, production and curing techniques. In the last two years alone, Good Chemistry has expanded more than 235 percent, and employs a staff of over 100. Over the past three years, Good Chemistry Nurseries has increased its cultivation and production square footage by more than 400 percent.

GC_blowin_Ad_5_b-paul-8-INTERSTATE-new-4-2-2The new website also offers access to Good Chemistry’s original education campaigns including S.T.A.T.S., Good Chemistry Nurseries’ stylish, easy-to-use free consumer cannabis evaluation guide for assessing quality cannabis flower. The five-step process for identifying high quality, remarkable flower, is similar to the multi-step process for evaluating wine. The S.T.A.T.S. method (Sight, Touch, Aroma, Taste, and Sensation) is a guide to helping consumers evaluate essential aspects of the flower in order to make the most informed and satisfying purchase decisions. A Product Section provides a review Good Chemistry’s award-winning flower strains, including the exclusive Ingrid and Mr. Good Chem, and concentrates, such as solvent-less Rosin.

**Advertising creative available upon request.** For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Shawna McGregor at 917-971-7852 or shawna@rosengrouppr.com.

About Good Chemistry: Good Chemistry is a leading provider of marijuana products and related services, and is committed to Leading the Way for people through the growth, production and use of cannabis. Good Chemistry is dedicated to cultivating the most consistent, high-quality cannabis available. Because we believe in leading the way and making life better for everyone, every strain is priced at $30 per 1/8, every day. We don’t have pricing tiers or shelf tiers. Just a great product at a great price. Good Chemistry’s two locations in Denver and Aurora offer customers an award-winning lineup of medical and recreational marijuana products and outstanding service from our highly educated and passionate staff. Good Chemistry has established one of the nation’s most sophisticated nursery programs, with grow operations in metro Denver that produce world-class products at the highest levels of quality, reliability and consistency. For more information, visit www.goodchem.org. Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.

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Good Chemistry makes 303 Magazine‘s “5 Exciting New or Under-The-Radar Cannabis Products“

One of the dispensaries that has been making serious waves in Denver is Good Chemistry, a hip and visually pleasing little spot in Capitol Hill and Aurora. One of its tastiest strains is Mr. Good Chem, a hybrid they engineered especially for their customers.

It’s no secret that dabbing and other creative ways of smoking extracts are all the rage in Colorado, and that’s why Good Chemistry just created a new strain, Rosin, which is solvent-less hash oil that is separated out using only heat and pressure. That means no butane, propane or CO2. If you are into concentrates and extractions, give this a try. While it gives the same intense high as other hash oil, it is so clean that you can still concentrate and socialize after imbibing instead of getting couch-lock.

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Good Chemistry makes Foursquare’s “Denver-To-Do List”

Foursquare’s “To-Do Lists” are tools for curating the great places you need to keep track of; from bars with the best happy hour specials to the most sought-after outdoor brunch spots and beyond.

Good Chemistry’s Denver Dispensary is featured Foursquare‘s “Denver-To-Do List“! Read the full list here.

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Good Chemistry makes Thrillist’s ‘Best Recreational Dispensaries in Denver’

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Whether you’re a professional weed reviewer or a recreational stoner, there are a LOT of Metro Denver rec shops to choose from: some are known for their selection, most for their quality, and a few just because they’re cool as hell.

Good Chemistry

Capitol Hill – Denver Recreational Dispensary

On top of the quality weed and low prices on offer here, each strain is marked with one or more of the following effects: Amplify, Relax, Relieve, and Sleep. Whether you’re a first-time shopper or simply want to try something new, this labeling system takes the guesswork out of your decision. If you can make it to the bigger, newer location in Aurora, you’re in for a treat — it’s one of the sexiest stores out there.


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Good Chemistry Nominated for Five of The Cannabist Awards

Good Chemistry Nominated for Five of The Cannabist Awards

Recognized for S.T.A.T.S., Aurora Store, philanthropic work, and more….

Good Chemistry Nurseries is a finalist for five awards from marijuana’s online news source The Cannabist. The Cannabist Awards recognize the world’s top marijuana and hemp businesses, researchers, technologists, thought leaders, products, influencers and philanthropists. This year, Good Chemistry beat out thousands of nominations to rank as a finalist in five of The Cannabist Awards categories.

Good Chemistry Nurseries is recognized as a finalist for Education//Consumption for S.T.A.T.S. Guide to High Quality Cannabis; Marketing//Retail Branding for Good Chemistry Aurora; Community//Philanthropy for Good Chemistry Nurseries’ support of LGBTQ, homelessness and other needs in the community; Community//Innovation for Good Chemistry Nurseries’ Compassion Program; and 2016 Cannabist Person of the Year for Good Chemistry Nurseries’ Founder & CEO Matthew Huron.

Good Chemistry Nurseries will join industry leaders at the second annual The Cannabist Awards Ceremony on November 16.

 

Good Chemistry and CEO Matthew Huron are finalists for the following Cannabist Awards:

On April 12, 2016 Good Chemistry Nurseries launched its innovative, free S.T.A.T.S. Guide to educate people on the complexities of assessing High Quality Cannabis. S.T.A.T.S. is a five-step process for identifying high quality, remarkable flower, not unlike the multi-step process for evaluating wine. The STATS method (Sight, Touch, Aroma, Taste, and Sensation) is a guide to helping consumers evaluate essential aspects of the flower in order to make the most informed, responsible and satisfying purchase decisions.

  • Category: Marketing – Retail Branding: The pot shops and related business that glimmer, function, and sparkle.
  • Finalist: Good Chemistry Aurora

Good Chemistry’s 3,600-square-foot store has set the standard for Cannabis dispensaries. It offers customers an award-winning lineup of recreational marijuana products in a luxe environment that would fit perfectly in any high-end retail shopping center. In developing the Aurora location and with an eye toward continued national expansion, Good Chemistry CEO and founder Matthew Huron brought together a team of experienced professionals to implement the company’s vision for a groundbreaking retail cannabis experience that is both inviting and educational.

  • Category: Community – Philanthropy: Giving back financially to deserving organization in need.
  • Finalist: Good Chemistry

In 2016 Good Chemistry Nurseries launched its most ambitious year yet of working on behalf of deserving organizations in need. In August of 2016, the company received a 2016 One Colorado “Ally Award” for its work advancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Coloradans and their families. Good Chemistry Nurseries’ support for the LGBTQ community extends beyond the Ally Awards and Colorado AIDS Walk, with sponsorship of Denver’s Gay Pride Parade and the annual “Pink Party” at during Denver’s Gay Pride Weekend. The company supports the Denver Police Brotherhood, the Comitis Crisis Center of Aurora and the Harm Reduction Action Center (HRAC). Good Chemistry contributed to Aurora Councilwoman Marsha Berzins and Sally Mounier’s “Marsha and Mounier Series” which partnered with two agencies who work with the homeless in Aurora to assemble “Back to School” backpacks for homeless youth on and near Colfax.

  • Category: Community – Innovation: Getting creative with corporate responsibility.
  • Finalist: Good Chemistry, Compassion Program

Good Chemistry’s “Compassion Program” helps patients with serious health issues and financial needs obtain medical cannabis at minimal or no cost. The Compassion Program has been in place since the dispensary opened in 2009 and has served hundreds of patients with medical conditions ranging from HIV to cancer and epilepsy.  The Compassion Program was born out of Huron’s own personal experience growing up in a gay household in San Francisco. His father and father’s partner both had HIV and eventually his father’s partner ended up in hospice care. Huron started growing and cultivating medical marijuana at that time just for his father’s partner – but then he started passing it around to other folks in hospice, and from there Huron began expanding the business, going to other hospices and assisted living facilities in the area, thus the “Compassion Program” was born. To apply for the program, patients fill out a simple questionnaire and provide proof of their medical condition from a primary care physician. Once approved, Good Chemistry staff will determine how much medicine a client is eligible to receive.

 

●  Category: 2016 Cannabist Person of the Year: The one individual who has contributed the most to the burgeoning cannabis space.

  • Finalist: Matthew Huron, Good Chemistry

 

Matthew Huron, CEO and Founder of Good Chemistry Nurseries has deep roots in the cannabis industry – dating back to the 80’s and 90’s in San Francisco.  His father and his father’s partner both had HIV and found therapeutic benefits from cannabis. In 1996, when medical marijuana became available in California, he saw firsthand the symptomatic relief patients experienced from this alternative medical treatment. In 2000, he began growing medical marijuana for AIDS patients throughout the state, founding and operating a nonprofit medical marijuana co-op. After 10 years operating the Elmar Lins Compassion Co-Op, he moved to Colorado to co-found Wellspring Collective. In 2010, he launched Good Chemistry Colorado, planning the facility infrastructure design and construction, acquiring the necessary financing and directing the resulting work.

Today, Good Chemistry employs a staff of more than 100, operating dispensaries in Denver and Aurora. Matt has developed and implemented best practices in the medical and retail marijuana industry, including a Compassion Care Program that enables patients with limited resources to obtain medical marijuana at little or no cost. According to Huron, “knowing the impact you can have on really sick patients by being able to provide them with medical marijuana is incredibly gratifying” and his favorite aspect of working in the cannabis industry.

Since 2010, Huron has expanded cultivation operations in two large Colorado facilities that are devoted solely to the production of more than 60 strains of marijuana, while also launching a new cultivation operation in Nevada. Further, he optimized the production of extracts and concentrates through solventless processing.

In August 2016, Huron was honored for his work to advance equality for LGBTQ Coloradans and their families at One Colorado’s 2016 Ally Awards. Huron is a founding board member of the Cannabis Business Alliance (CBA) and a founder and former board member of the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA). He has served on the Colorado Department of Revenue’s Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division’s (MED) Licensing Authority Advisory Committee, which was charged with advising regulators on the development of production management, tax and other policies pertaining to the use of marijuana. Huron’s entire 20+ year career is a testament to putting quality and consistency above everything else.

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Good Chemistry Nurseries Opens Third Location

Same great people and products with lower prices at former Wellspring Collective on South Broadway


There are some changes coming to South Broadway! On November 20th Good Chemistry Nurseries officially opens our third location, Good Chemistry South Broadway (formerly Wellspring Collective). Good Chemistry Nurseries Founder and CEO Matthew Huron helped launch Wellspring in 2009, and since 2016 Wellspring customers have enjoyed Good Chemistry Nurseries premium quality flower and concentrates. The newly designed Good Chemistry South Broadway store will feature the same premier quality Good Chemistry Nurseries products, but with a reduction in cost and no tier pricing – the finest Cannabis in Colorado, $120 per ounce, $25 per eighth. Every Strain, Every Day. All strains are grown in house.

In addition, to celebrate the grand opening of Good Chemistry South Broadway, customers at that location will enjoy 10 percent off all Good Chemistry flower and concentrates until December 31, 2017.

As is true with Good Chemistry’s other locations, when visitors first arrive at the South Broadway store, they are greeted with Good Chemistry’s pioneering category system which helps customers navigate the world of Cannabis across many levels by identifying strains under the Amplify, Relax, Relieve and Sleep categories.

Good Chemistry design and branding choices are aesthetically pleasing not only for our customers, but also the communities that we serve. Our work has been recognized for its sophistication by a number of media outlets over the years including AdAge, Inc. Magazine and Curbed.

In addition to award winning design aesthetic, Good Chemistry South Broadway features a STATS video display wall to educate customers on the five step guide.  S.T.A.T.S is a five-step process for identifying high quality flower using Sight, Touch, Aroma, Taste and Sensation. Not unlike the multi-step process for evaluating wine, the guide can help consumers evaluate essential aspects of the flower in order to make the most informed and satisfying purchase decision.

Good Chemistry Nurseries prioritizes supporting our community through philanthropic outreach and involvement and we look forward to serving the Platt Park neighborhood in the years to come.

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Good Chemistry South Broadway

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Good Chemistry Nurseries supports Colorado’s underserved communities with key philanthropic initiatives

Good Chemistry Nurseries supports Colorado’s underserved communities with key philanthropic initiatives

 

“We have seen how advocacy can lead to change, and it is our responsibility as a

Cannabis business in this city to contribute to these causes.”  – Matthew Huron

DENVER (August 10, 2016) – Good Chemistry Nurseries, one of the country’s leading Cannabis cultivators, continues its mission of improving the lives of others by supporting and participating in three upcoming Colorado philanthropic events, including the AIDS Walk Colorado, the region’s longest running HIV/AIDS fundraiser, and One Colorado’s 2016 Ally Awards, which support Colorado’s LGBTQ community.

“At Good Chemistry Nurseries, supporting underserved communities is a priority,” said CEO & Founder Matthew Huron. “Good Chemistry Nurseries grew from my experience operating a medical marijuana co-op dedicated to serving those suffering from HIV and AIDS in San Francisco. When I came to Colorado and established Good Chemistry Nurseries, we continued our commitment to making sure that we were helping vulnerable members of our community. We think it’s a moral imperative and we’re grateful to be able to give back and contribute.”


AIDS Walk Colorado

Good Chemistry is a proud sponsor of the twenty-ninth annual AIDS Walk Colorado, the Rocky Mountain Region’s longest running one-day HIV and AIDS fundraiser. The Walk, held on Saturday, Aug. 20, brings together more than 8,000 people throughout the region to raise money for vital services for HIV/AIDS clients of Colorado Health Network’s regional Colorado AIDS Project offices, Howard Dental Center, and many other outstanding AIDS service organizations.

Huron experienced firsthand the devastation wrought from the disease, when his father and his father’s partner were diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. In 1996, when medical marijuana became available in California, Huron saw the symptomatic relief patients experienced from this alternative medical treatment. In 2000, he began growing medical marijuana for AIDS patients throughout the state, founding and operating a nonprofit medical marijuana co-op, which eventually led to his establishing Good Chemistry Nurseries.

“AIDS Walk Colorado benefits nearly 6,000 individuals living with HIV/AIDS across Colorado, as well as those at risk and other program-specific populations,” said Colorado AIDS Project Event Manager Jeff Trujillo. “Every participant and vendor’s contribution helps fund Colorado AIDS Project’s services, and we appreciate Good Chemistry’s continued support of our mission to help those within our community live healthier lives.”

Click here to support the Colorado AIDS walk.


One Colorado’s Ally Awards

One Colorado’s Ally Awards honors allies who have taken a stand and enacted change on behalf of the entire LGBTQ community. At the organization’s sixth annual event on Saturday, Aug. 20, Matthew Huron will be honored for his efforts in support of Colorado’s LGBTQ community. Continuing its support for One Colorado, Good Chemistry Nurseries returns as the Universal Sponsor of the event for the fifth consecutive year. Good Chemistry’s support for the LGBTQ community extends beyond the Ally Awards and Colorado AIDS Walk, with sponsorship of Denver’s Gay Pride Parade and the annual “Pink Party” at during Denver’s Gay Pride Weekend.

“The One Colorado Education Fund is thrilled to name Matthew Huron a distinguished ally to Denver’s LGBTQ community,” said Interim Executive Director of One Colorado Education Fund Daniel Ramos. “From sponsoring charitable events to promoting HIV and AIDS awareness, his passion for advocacy has been an asset to us all. The courage and support of all honorees furthers our progress towards equality.”

“To be an industry that is not only accepted but also valued, we must extend our support to other communities and causes,” Huron added. “We must continue to fight for other underserved communities. Good Chemistry Nurseries would not exist without the support and advocacy of others, and we prioritize giving back.”

For more information or to purchase tickets for One Colorado’s Ally Awards, please visit: http://bit.ly/AllyAwards2016


Good Chemistry Nurseries also supports the Denver Police Brotherhood, the Comitis Crisis Center of Aurora and the Harm Reduction Action Center (HRAC). Good Chemistry contributed to Aurora Councilwoman Marsha Berzins and Sally Mounier’s “Marsha and Mounier Series” which partnered with two agencies who work with the homeless in Aurora to assemble “Back to School” backpacks for homeless youth on and near Colfax. The company also participates in leading industry events including serving as a sponsor of the City of Denver and the Organic Cannabis Association’s Cannabis Sustainability Symposium in Denver on Oct. 26 and participating in the Denver Office of Marijuana Policy’s second annual Marijuana Management Symposium on October 27 and 28; the 5th Annual Marijuana Business Conference & Expo (Booth #1722) held in Las Vegas Nov. 16-18; and NCIA’s Seed to Sale Show in Denver held Jan. 31-Feb. 1.

“Engaging with issues ranging from HIV-AIDS awareness to homelessness has allowed Good Chemistry Nurseries to connect with our community on a whole new level,” Huron said. “We have seen how advocacy can lead to change, and it is our responsibility as a Cannabis business in this city to contribute to these causes.”

 

For more information or to schedule an interview with a Good Chemistry Nurseries representative, please contact Shawna McGregor at 917-971-7852 or shawna@rosengrouppr.com.

About Good Chemistry:

Good Chemistry is a leading provider of marijuana products and related services, and is committed to Leading the Way for people through the growth, production and use of cannabis. Good Chemistry is dedicated to cultivating the most consistent, high-quality cannabis available. Because we believe in leading the way and making life better for everyone, every strain is priced at $30 per 1/8, every day. We don’t have pricing tiers or shelf tiers. Just a great product at a great price. Good Chemistry’s two locations in Denver and Aurora offer customers an award-winning lineup of medical and recreational marijuana products and outstanding service from our highly educated and passionate staff. Good Chemistry has established one of the nation’s most sophisticated nursery programs, with grow operations in metro Denver that produce world-class products at the highest levels of quality, reliability and consistency. For more information, visit www.goodchem.org. Friend us on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram.

 

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Good Chemistry Nurseries to showcase S.T.A.T.S, share insights at industry events

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Contact: Shawna McGregor, The Rosen Group

917-971-7852, shawna@rosengrouppr.com

DENVER (October 18, 2016)—Good Chemistry Nurseries, a leading producer of Cannabis products and related services, will offer Cannabis industry insights at the following events over the next four months. Drawing from the company’s experience in cultivation, consumer education, and innovative best practices, Good Chemistry Nurseries executives and team members will participate as moderators, exhibitors, and speakers at a series of public educational and outreach events listed below.

“Good Chemistry Nurseries is rooted in the belief that the Cannabis experience should be user friendly for customers of all interests,” said Matthew Huron, CEO of Good Chemistry. “As Cannabis  cultivators and retailers focused on consumer education and experience, we look forward to discussing good practices alongside industry leaders at the nation’s top Cannabis conferences and expos.”

Good Chemistry Nurseries executives are participating at the following events:





To schedule an interview with a Good Chemistry representative, please contact Shawna McGregor at 917-971-7852 or shawna@rosengrouppr.com.

About Good Chemistry Nurseries: Good Chemistry Nurseries is a leading producer of Cannabis products and related services, and is committed to leading the way for people through the growth, production and use of cannabis. Good Chemistry Nurseries is dedicated to cultivating the most consistent, high-quality Cannabis available. Good Chemistry’s two dispensary locations in Denver and Aurora offer customers an award-winning lineup of medical and recreational marijuana products and outstanding service from our highly educated and passionate staff. Because we believe in leading the way and making life better for everyone, every strain is priced at $30 per 1/8, every day. We don’t have pricing tiers or shelf tiers. Just a great product at a great price. Good Chemistry Nurseries has established one of the nation’s most sophisticated nursery programs, with cultivation operations in Colorado and Nevada metro Denver that produce world-class products at the highest levels of quality, reliability and consistency. For more information, visit www.goodchem.org. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+ and YouTube.

 

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Good Chemistry Nurseries – Cloning is Key

Good Chemistry Nurseries’ expert staff has years of education and experience that has allowed them to cultivate the finest, most consistent cannabis is Colorado. Good Chemistry Nurseries’ rigorous cloning and cultivation plan ensures that each plant produces the highest quality flower that is identical to the flower it was cloned from.

Good Chemistry can ensure quality and consistency because of the following:

  • Good Chemistry Nurseries’ rigorous cloning and cultivation plan ensures that each plant produces identical flower to the flower it came from.
  • The gardeners regularly assess the genetics of the plants to determine their quality and consistency throughout. They judge each plant on a variety of categories, and if it doesn’t meet their standards they will not continue growing it.
  • They believe the more you put in, the more you get out. Each employee treats the nursery like it is their own business, which makes the production of the plants personal.
  • They experiment with nutrients and other cutting edge horticulture practices. They have grids dedicated to experimental nutrient levels to determine the best fit for each strain.

Good Chemistry Nurseries has developed two exclusive strains:

Ingrid – Exclusive to Good Chemistry, Ingrid was found in a bag of Big Bud regular seeds brought to the United States from Switzerland. When propagated, there was one plant that stood out from the rest. Look, growth, smell and density of bud set this particular plant apart from all her brothers and sisters. “Ingrid” (which is Austrian slang for marijuana) is a full indica, known for nighttime pain relief and for helping with insomnia. Extreme sedative effects may present themselves within 30 minutes after use.

Mr. Good Chem – With hints or fruit and undertones of perfume, Mr. Good Chem has an undeniable smell. After medicating with this sticky strain, the euphoric sensation may amplify the joy of your activity, as well as relieve any stress that may be holding you back.

Stop by one of the Good Chemistry locations to try out our consistent flower for yourself.

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Good Chemistry Nurseries’ Fatima Kiass shares her passion for helping others.

How did you end up working for Good Chemistry?

It’s kind of a funny story – I happened to be budtending for a much smaller dispensary at the time. The company asked me to attend a cannabis industry event, which is where I met Steve Spinosa. We got to chatting and he let me know Good Chemistry was hiring budtenders. I decided I wanted more stability,  with an established and compliant company.  I interviewed with Halley and Haley for a budtending  role at the Aurora store and the rest is history!

What is your role?
I’ve been a Budtender with Good Chemistry Aurora since July 2016.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
The customers. Sometimes, I feel like I should have a white collar on! People come to see us after they’ve experienced traumatic events, or even just had a hard day. Budtending allows me to express my humanitarian side. I really just love to help people. There are customers who will wait just to be served by me, and it means a lot to be able to establish those relationships.
Philanthropy is a core value for the Good Chemistry team. Tell us a little bit about your experience giving back to the community:
As a child, I was in and out of homeless shelters with my mom and my sister, so I grew up understanding poverty really well. No matter how hard we were struggling, my mom always made muffins for us to pass out on Sunday’s to the homeless in downtown Denver. She always said that no matter how bad you’re doing, somebody else has it worse. It’s never been a question for me – giving back is like brushing my teeth, it’s just natural habit – it’s a part of who I am.

What motivated you to collect donations for Denver’s homeless community?
I decided that I wanted to utilize my college graduation party as a celebration for Denver’s at-risk and homeless populations.I didn’t want this to be just another pointless party in my life – I figured I’d try to turn it into something much more meaningful.  Instead of receiving gifts, I asked guests to bring items for those in need. Not only was this an effort to help support those in need by providing simple everyday necessities, but I also wanted people to step outside their comfort zones and realize that we’re all in this together. Upon arrival, guests were invited  to take a sack lunch and items from any of the stations set up around the venue for mens, womens, and childrens clothing as well blankets, coats, shoes and toiletries. Everyone left with something that night. The homeless left with tangible items and my family and friends left with an experience that hopefully opened their eyes and helped to destigmatize what it means to be homelessness. At the end of the night all the leftover goods, food, and materials were taken to the Denver Rescue Mission. All clothes and donations were taken to non-profit Thrift Store. They were a huge source of support for me through my Freshman year of college, so I like to do whatever I can to help support them, too. What I love most about  about their organization is that they donate all their items to the shelter first, and whatever isn’t used  by the shelter is then sold in the store. They also hire their homeless youth to help run the stores.


What motivated you to do Locks of Love?
Growing up my father helped me to realize you need to give where you can. I want to be able to give everything I can, and hair is one of those things! As long as I could grow hair, I’ve donated it to Locks of Love. I’m lucky enough to have it grow as fast as it does and happy to give what I can.


What are some things you like to do outside of work?
I love to travel! Aside from traveling I’m a big activist on my time off – any local event supporting human rights, I’m there!  I also enjoy getting out and meeting members of Denver’s homeless population. Live music and attending concerts are another one of my favorite pass times.

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Good Chemistry pedals to fight cancer

Team launches first annual “Bike Your Funky Soul” cruiser Ride


Good Chemistry Nurseries’ first “Bike Your Funky Soul” cruiser ride to fight cancer was a success! We raised $5,000 for the Ray of Hope Foundation to respond to the urgent needs of Coloradans with cancer by providing financial assistance with dignity and humanity.

On Saturday, August 12th, Good Chemistry staff members, friends and family took to the streets powered by an all-funk soundtrack with the goal of raising money to support those fighting the good fight against cancer.

“At Good Chemistry Nurseries, supporting those in need is a priority,” said CEO & Founder Matthew Huron. “Good Chemistry grew from my experience operating a medical marijuana co-op dedicated to serving those suffering from life threatening illnesses. We all have someone in our lives who have struggled with the fight against cancer. We are grateful to those who helped us with this fundraising effort, and hope that it brings some comfort to those in need.”

FUNK-CANCERAll donations from the “Bike Your Funky Soul” fundraiser will benefit the Ray Of Hope Cancer Foundation. Ray of Hope helps respond to the urgent needs of Coloradans with cancer by providing financial assistance with dignity and humanity. By giving unrestricted cash grants directly to cancer patients in treatment, they give them the freedom to use the gift however they see fit. Groceries, rent, utility payments—even flowers for a daughter’s wedding—they impose zero restrictions. All of their grantees have expenses that exceed their income, many of them with no income at all due to loss of work as a result of cancer treatment. They are provided with the dignity of managing their grant funds, prioritizing their needs as only they know them.

Thanks to everyone who came out to bike their funky soul!!

If you are interested in donating to Ray of Hope click here.


Learn more about Good Chemistry’s philanthropy initiative and how you can contribute.


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Good Chemistry supports quality of life in Capitol Hill with Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods

On Wednesday September 13, 2017, Tears McFarlane House & Garden welcomed the community to enjoy wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres for the 10th annual Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods (CHUN) Wine Tasting.

Good Chemistry is a proud business member of CHUN and representatives from our team enjoyed meeting with neighbors of the Capitol Hill community.

Proceeds from the event directly benefited Capitol Hill United Neighbors (CHUN) in their mission  of “Preserving the Past; Improving the Present; and Planning for the Future”– making it possible for them to continue advocacy for smart zoning and land use, the protection of historic landmarks, community safety and neighborhood beautification.


CHUN is just one of the organization’s Good Chemistry is proud to support. Learn more about those organizations and how to support them here.


Check out out the continued full schedule of events: Here

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Good Chemistry Supports Best Practices as Cannabis Sustainability Symposium Sponsor

Denver is pioneering the Cannabis industry in ways to lessen the environmental impact of cultivating and selling Cannabis. The initiatives initiated by responsible Cannabis businesses working to decrease their footprint have trickled out through various news stories, but The Cannabis Sustainability Symposium, hosted by the Organic Cannabis Association, held on October 26th, 2016 at the Colorado Convention Center, will ignite the conversation.This one day event will educate attendees on the latest tools, techniques and technologies for efficient and safe Cannabis production.

Covering water & wastewater, solid waste, integrated pest management, community engagement, energy efficiency, cultivation practices and sustainable design, the symposium will bring together leaders from all over the industry to present on the industry’s key environmental challenges. Our very own Meg Collins, Vice President of Public Affairs will moderate the panel on energy, and Good Chemistry Nurseries will have a booth on site to provide attendees with more information. Good Chemistry Nurseries understands the environmental impact of indoor Cannabis cultivation. We look forward to learning from experts in this very field as well as educating other members of the industry on the lengths we go to in an effort to minimize our own environmental footprint.

For more information or to purchase a ticket, visit http://www.cannabissustainability.org/.

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Good Chemistry Supports HIV/AIDS Awareness with AIDS Walk Colorado Participation

IMG_4081The Good Chemistry team came together to support HIV/AIDS awareness on Saturday, Aug. 20, as they walked in the Colorado Aids Project’s 29th annual AIDS Walk Colorado, the Rocky Mountain Region’s longest running one-day HIV and AIDS fundraiser. A team of Good Chemistry employees, friends and customers joined 8,000 other supporters to walk, run and raise money for awareness.

Good Chemistry Nurseries also operated a booth at the race, where visitors could snag Good Chemistry sunglasses and water bottles, perfect for the gorgeous weather on tap for the Walk.

FullSizeRender-1“At Good Chemistry Nurseries, supporting AIDS Walk Colorado is a priority,” said CEO & Founder Matthew Huron. “Good Chemistry Nurseries grew from my experience operating a medical marijuana co-op dedicated to serving those suffering from HIV and AIDS in San Francisco. When I came to Colorado and established Good Chemistry Nurseries, we continued our commitment to making sure that we were helping vulnerable members of our community. We think it’s a moral imperative and we’re grateful to be able to give back and contribute.”

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Huron experienced firsthand the impact of the disease, when his father and his father’s partner were diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. In 1996, when medical marijuana became available in California, Huron saw the symptomatic relief patients experienced from this alternative medical treatment. In 2000, he began growing medical marijuana for AIDS patients throughout the state, founding and operating a nonprofit medical marijuana co-op, which eventually led to his establishing Good Chemistry Nurseries.

“AIDS Walk Colorado benefits nearly 6,000 individuals living with HIV/AIDS across Colorado, as well as those at risk and other program-specific populations,” said Colorado AIDS Project Event Manager Jeff Trujillo. “Every participant and vendor’s contribution helps fund Colorado AIDS Project’s services, and we appreciate Good Chemistry’s continued support of our mission to help those within our community live healthier lives.”
14064262_893982044041314_3774408525578016433_n-1The race may be over, but donations are still being accepted here: https://www.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?supId=0&ievent=1158248&lis=1&kntae1158248=2A7B4E09E7004CA7A24AD10004BD98A1&givenow=y

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Good Chemistry team works to bring hope to those with Cancer

Good Chemistry Nurseries is proud to support the Shining Stars Foundation, a nonprofit whose mission is to bring hope to youth battling cancer or life threatening illnesses through outdoor programs, recreational activities, and sports. Good Chemistry’s CEO Matthew Huron, and VP of Operations Steve Spinosa participated in the organization’s annual fundraiser on June 9th.

The Shining Stars Foundation provides year-round services centered around unique recreational and social activities, including: adaptive skiing/snowboarding, outdoor education, adventure sports, music, cultural and community events, animal based therapy, and more. Services are delivered through overnight, week-long programs and single day events.

The Shining Stars Foundation is currently one of the only nonprofits in Colorado and one of few nationally providing long-term, year-round care for children and their families through recreational programming at any stage in their cancer battle, including treatment, relapse, or remission. They continue to be groundbreaking in our ability to safely adapt a diverse range of outdoor adventures to meet the needs of children with a life threatening illness.

Good Chemistry Nurseries, a company founded on the premise of “making life better” for those in need is enthusiastic to support such an important cause. Shining Stars Foundation is just one of the organization’s Good Chemistry is proud to uphold. Learn more about those organizations and how to support them here.

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Good Chemistry to open Aurora location

One of the state’s leading providers of marijuana products and services expands brand and geographic footprint with a new recreational dispensary in Aurora.

Aurora, CO (March 23, 2015) — Good Chemistry, one of Colorado’s leading providers of marijuana products and related services, will celebrate the opening of its second dispensary at 16840 E. Iliff Ave. in Aurora on April 9.

The 3,600-square-foot store will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily and will offer customers the same award-winning lineup of recreational marijuana products it offers at its original medical and recreational facility at 330 E. Colfax Ave. in Denver.

In developing the Aurora location and with an eye toward continued national expansion, Good Chemistry CEO and founder Matthew Huron brought together a team of experienced professionals to implement the company’s vision for a groundbreaking retail cannabis experience that is both inviting and educational.

Huron is one of the most experienced cultivators of marijuana in the United States and is an industry leader in best practices for marijuana cultivation and dispensing. He and his staff are using their expertise and knowledge to create a professional and user-friendly experience for customers of all interests.

Good Chemistry has established one of the nation’s most sophisticated nursery programs, with grow operations in metro Denver that produce consistent, high-quality products.

Good Chemistry Brand Growth Showcase in Aurora

“Everything we do at Good Chemistry is guided by four core principles – science, access, dignity and compassion,” Huron said. “We believe that cannabis has significant therapeutic benefits and we work to support and expand its study. We think that people should have access to safe, reliable and high-quality cannabis.”

To ensure that Good Chemistry is leading the industry in best practices and professionalism, Huron has developed a leadership team comprised of Chief Financial Officer Toby Nuber, a former investment banker with 15 years of experience in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions; Chief Production Officer Duncan Cameron, a botanist with more than five years of experience in operating and managing medical marijuana facilities; Vice President of Dispensary Operations Stephen Spinosa, an experienced operator and manager of licensed dispensaries with a strong business, finance and marketing background; Vice President of Business Development Meg Collins, a public policy expert and former head of the Cannabis Business Alliance, and Dr. Gwen Wurm, a physician with more than 30 years of medical experience, specializing in pediatrics.

In working to build its brand nationally, Good Chemistry enlisted the help of branding expert Michael Markowitz, president of Michael Markowitz + Associates, whose clients include Panera Bread, Anheuser Busch and Universal Studios. Markowitz brought in Joseph Duffy, design director at Duffy and Partners, and architect Tony Coleman of Tony Coleman Brand Design Retail Interiors, who worked together to design the brand and the new dispensary.

The team created a sleek, state-of-the-art facility based on the type of experience customers are seeking: stimulation, relaxation, sleep or relief. Good Chemistry created its category system to help people try cannabis strains and products in an informed way.

“We want to help people comfortably explore the world of cannabis and see how it might best fit into their lives – much like
the way they shop and learn about other products,” said Duffy.

The general contractor on the Aurora store is Your Green Contractor, founded by Nathan Mendel to work specifically with the cannabis industry. Mendel and his staff were instrumental in helping bring the branding team’s vision to life.

Good Chemistry founder Huron first got involved in the medical marijuana industry in the 1990s, when his father and his father’s partner were diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. He saw firsthand the symptomatic relief his parents experienced from alternative medical marijuana treatments.

In 2000, he began growing medical marijuana for AIDS patients throughout California, founding and operating a nonprofit medical marijuana co-op that became one of the most respected in San Francisco.

After 10 years of operating the California co-op, Huron moved to Colorado to co-found the Wellspring Collective Medical Marijuana Center, which catered to seniors with health challenges and provided alternative health services.

Huron started Good Chemistry, a medical marijuana dispensary and nursery operation, in Denver in 2010. He is one of the founding members of the Cannabis Business Alliance, which advocates for sound marijuana industry policies and serves as a resource for small business owners, employees, patients and clients of the medical and recreational marijuana industry.

Contacts:

Shawna McGregor, The Rosen Group

917-971-7852

shawna@rosengrouppr.com

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Good Chemistry was named “The Best Pot Pricing for Recreational Customers” AND “Best Name for a Marijuana Dispensary” by Denver Westword.

Good Chemistry was named “The Best Pot Pricing for Recreational Customers” AND “Best Name for a Marijuana Dispensary” by Denver Westword. A big thank you to everyone who voted and to all of you that support us regularly. Thank you!
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Good Chemistry wins “Best Retail Center” at the Cannabis Business Awards

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Contact: Shawna McGregor

917-971-7852 or shawna@rosengrouppr.com.


DENVER (December 11, 2015) – Good Chemistry, one of Denver’s leading cannabis dispensaries, was recognized as the Best Retail Center at last night’s Cannabis Business Awards.

“This is a big win for us,” said Matthew Huron, CEO, Good Chemistry. “In developing Good Chemistry’s Aurora location, and with an eye toward continued Colorado and national expansion, we brought together a team of award winning professionals to implement the company’s vision for a groundbreaking retail cannabis experience that is both inviting and informative.”

Good Chemistry designed their retail locations to help customers comfortably explore the world of cannabis and see how it might best fit into their lives – much like the way they shop and learn about other products. To address this need, the Good Chemistry team created a sleek, state-of-the-art facility built around the type of experiences and benefits customers are seeking and can enjoy through cannabis by pioneering a category system to help people easily navigate levels of lift available from the diverse range of cannabis strains and products.

The category system is broken down into four main categories to help consumers choose which sensation they would like to experience: amplify, relax, sleep, or relieve. With this system, consumers can choose the sensation they are looking for, and Good Chemistry’s educated staff are able to direct the customers to the correct strain and THC level that is best for them based off their experience.

“Our pioneering category system allows customers to navigate levels of lift available from the diverse range of cannabis, and have the confidence to explore the wide range of experiences and benefits offered by this remarkable family of plants,” Huron added. “Whether you are a novice or a connoisseur, our highly educated and passionate staff will ensure you get what you are looking for.”

Good Chemistry has also been nominated for two of The Cannabist Awards: Customer Service award and the Community Involvement award. The Cannabist award presentation will take place on December 15.

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Shawna McGregor at 917-971-7852 or shawna@rosengrouppr.com.

About Good Chemistry

Good Chemistry is a leading provider of marijuana products and related services, and is committed to making life better for people through the growth, production and use of cannabis. Good Chemistry’s two locations in Denver and Aurora offer customers an award-winning line up of medical and recreational marijuana products and outstanding service. Good Chemistry has established one of the nation’s most sophisticated nursery programs, with grow operations in metro Denver that produce world-class products at the highest levels of quality, reliability and consistency. For more information, visit www.goodchem.org. Friend us on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram.

 

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Good Chemistry’s Commitment to Improving Life

“What you do today, can improve all your tomorrows” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

At Good Chemistry Nurseries, it’s our mission to improve the lives of others through the production of high-quality cannabis. The cannabis we offer is a result of almost two decades of continual learning, refinement, dedication, and most importantly,  passion. Whether it be our exquisite attention to cultivation, supporting organizations and participating in philanthropic initiatives, or keeping our planet in mind when it comes to the environmental impact of commercial cannabis production, Good Chemistry Nurseries aims to improve the lives of others – day in and day out.

Philanthropy: Good Chemistry Nurseries is on a mission to improve the lives of others by supporting and participating in local philanthropic initiatives. From sponsoring Denver Pride Week to participating in the Colorado AIDS Project’s Colorado AIDS Walk, Good Chemistry knows that it our responsibility as members of this community to do all we can to help improve the lives of our neighbors.

Medicine: Good Chemistry CEO Matthew Huron holds a special place in his heart for medical Cannabis and the way it can improve the lives of those who are suffering from ailments. Huron became involved in the medical marijuana industry when his father and his father’s partner were diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. In 1996, when medical marijuana became available in California, Huron saw firsthand the symptomatic relief patients experienced from this alternative medical treatment. In 2000, he began growing medical marijuana for AIDS patients throughout the state, founding and operating a nonprofit medical marijuana co-op that became one of the most respected and well-known facilities in San Francisco.

Quality: As the Cannabis industry begins to operate in the sunlight, customers are becoming more discerning when selecting product. At Good Chemistry, we welcome this product analysis. We pride ourselves on producing the finest Cannabis in the world in the most responsible way. Our cultivators pour their hearts and souls into caring for our Cannabis plants, and the product brought into our stores embodies that commitment. We also know that it is not enough to simply make quality Cannabis, but it is also important to educate consumers on how to identify the quality of Cannabis in world full of uncertainties. We have created the S.T.A.T.S. program for that very purpose. By learning what qualities to look for through the five senses (sight, touch, aroma, taste, sensation), consumers can identify quality Cannabis, and their experiences can be improved and evolve.

Environment: The environmental impact of the indoor cultivation of Cannabis is increasing with every new cultivation facility and legalized state. As sponsors of this year’s Cannabis Sustainability Symposium, Good Chemistry has sought to understand and improve our own cultivation methods to reflect the responsibility we have as cultivators to protect the earth that allows us to cultivate Cannabis. We look forward to working with policy leaders, innovators and other Cannabis businesses to reduce our environmental impact and improve the quality of life within our communities.

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Good Chemistry’s Meg Collins makes the 50 Most Important Women in Cannabis

Cannabis Business Executive: The 2016 CBE 50 Most Important Women in the Cannabis Industry

Meg Collins, VP Public Affairs for Good Chemistry, was the executive director of the Cannabis Business Alliance (CBA) prior to joining Good Chemistry—one of Denver’s leading medical and recreational marijuana dispensaries—as the Vice President of Business Development. She was at the forefront of recreational legalization in Colorado with CBA and helped build the framework for Amendment 64. Read the full article here.


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Good Chemistry’s Pioneering Category System

At Good Chemistry we are committed to being leaders in making life better for people through the growth, production and use of cannabis. Starting at Good Chemistry Nurseries, our experienced and knowledgeable staff curates reliable and high quality cannabis every day.

When introducing strains to our consumers, it is our mission to ensure our customers are educated about the cannabis flower they are buying and consuming. To do this, Good Chemistry developed the pioneering Category System which is designed to familiarize consumers on what types of strains to use for desired results. To begin the process, Good Chemistry started a comprehensive study that had customers take surveys after using a specific strain, and reporting on the sensation they felt afterwards. From this, the Category System was born and was broken down into four main categories to help consumers decide which sensation they would like to experience: amplification, relaxation, relief or sleep.

Good Chemistry uses the four categories to guide their customers through their extensive daily flower menu. Each strain on the menu is labeled with the category it belongs in, making it easy for the Good Chemistry customer to pick a strain based on what sensation they are looking to achieve.

Some of Good Chemistry’s most popular strains include:

  • Ingrid: Sleep/Relive: Exclusive to Good Chemistry, Ingrid was found in a bag of Big Bud regular seeds brought to the US from Switzerland. When propagated, there was one plant that stood out from the rest. Look, growth, smell and density of bud set this particular plant apart from all her brothers and sisters. “Ingrid” is full of indica, known for nighttime pain relief and for helping with insomnia. Take your time when consuming Ingrid, as the extreme sedative effectives may present themselves 30 minutes after use.
  • Blue Dream: Amplify/ Relieve: Good Chemistry’s award-winning strain, Blue Dream, is sweet, smooth, smoky and known to promote creativity. Blue Dream balances fully body relief while its sativa parent Silver Haze leaves you feeling stimulated.
  • Sour Diesel: Amplify: The intense gasoline stench of our Sour Diesel is almost enough to make your eyes water from one whiff. When consumed, the effects of this strain can be felt almost instantly, starting with a strong mental focus that can lead to a surge of long lasting energy, heightened senses and an increased appetite.

 

Although the category system is a perfect way to determine what sensation can come from each strain, the first sensation from cannabis is the sensation of lift, or being high. Come by our Aurora and Colfax locations and see for yourself how the Category System can help you light up for any frame of mind. Our staff is excited to help you navigate your way to having the best experience as possible.

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Good Chemistry’s Artopia Lounge to Feature Denver Street Artist Patrick McGregor

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This Friday, February 23rd, Artopia — Denver’s annual celebration of art, culture and fashion —  will be livelier than ever, in a new location and with a new emphasis on providing an immersive art experience. This year’s attendees who visit Good Chemistry Nurseries’ lounge space will get to watch one of Denver’s greatest street artists, Patrick McGregor, create art right before their eyes.

McGregor has specialized in hand-painted murals and fine arts since 1993.  His murals and artwork can be found around the Denver area and have been featured in events, such as CRUSH, The Friday Experience and Artopia 2017.

We encourages guests to stop by our lounge space for the chance to receive a special edition T-shirt, created by Patrick , as well as other Good Chemistry merchandise. Good Chemistry’s Artopia lounge space will also provide attendees with the opportunity to learn more about our S.T.A.T.S guide for assessing high quality Cannabis.

Good Chemistry is proud to sponsor Artopia and encourage members of the community to celebrate a night of art and culture, while supporting communities in need. Proceeds from the event support organizations that help members of Denver’s most vulnerable communities to make life choices that positively impact their future by teaching them to develop the coping tools, inspiration, and wherewithal to succeed in today’s world and to become leaders of tomorrow. The event will also hold its fourteenth MasterMind awards — a grant program that gives no-strings-attached awards to arts organizations and individuals who are changing the cultural landscape of Denver.

Join Good Chemistry for a night of art, fun and fashion – all for a good cause. Details below:

  • Date: February 23, 2018
  • Time: 7 p.m. until 11:59 p.m.
  • Location: The Church; 1160 Lincoln St, Denver, CO 80203

Tickets are on sale and can be purchased here.

Visit any Good Chemistry location today to join our new Members Reward program.  If you’re already a member, we’ll send you discount promo code directly to you.  Thank you for supporting Good Chemistry Nurseries. We’ll see you at ARTOPIA!

Please note that this event is strictly 21+.

Preview the event here and RSVP on Facebook here.

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Good Chemistry’s Daily Flower Menu

Good Chemistry Nurseries is dedicated to cultivating the most consistent, high-quality cannabis available, including our exclusive strains Ingrid and Mr. Good Chem, and our highly acclaimed Sour Diesel, Blue Dream, OGer, and Durban Poison, along with many others. And the best part? All of the strains Good Chemistry offers are $30 per 1/8th. That’s right, $30 per 1/8. Every strain. Every day.

The daily flower menu at Good Chemistry is updated depending on the strains available. The menu is always changing due to the flowering schedule of the plants at the nurseries, so if you are looking for a specific strain it is a good idea to check and see what strains are available at each location. But don’t stress if the strain you are looking for isn’t available, the Good Chemistry budtenders are trained to help customers navigate the wide world of cannabis to find a strain that will suit what you are looking for.

Along with our extensive flower menu, Good Chemistry also has an assortment of edibles, our new solvent-less rosin, pre-rolled joints, and a wide range of accessories.

Take a look at our updated flower menus and stop by Good Chemistry for an amazing cannabis experience.

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Good Chemistry’s Matthew Huron Honored at One Colorado’s 2016 Ally Awards

On Saturday, Aug. 20, Good Chemistry Founder & CEO Matthew Huron was honored for his work to advance equality for LGBTQ Coloradans and their families at One Colorado’s 2016 Ally Awards. Held at Denver’s Four Seasons Hotel, the event featured additional honorees including Nita and Rudy Gonzales and Kristin Strohm, People’s Choice Award winner: Dr. Dan Reirden of Children’s Hospital Colorado as well as lifetime achievement award recipient Ted Trimpa.

The evening’s festivities included a silent auction, cocktail party and award reception, which raised money for One Colorado, the state’s leading advocacy organization dedicated to advancing equality for Colorado’s LGBTQ community.

14047233_1260000740679540_4032561652469998425_o“As someone who grew up with a gay father in San Francisco in the 80’s and 90’s I saw the challenges that members of that community faced, from discrimination to persecution to devastating illness,” Huron commented. “For years One Colorado has been fighting to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Coloradans and their families, and Good Chemistry is proud to support their efforts, and I am honored and humbled to receive this award.”

“The One Colorado Education Fund is thrilled to name Matthew Huron a distinguished ally to Denver’s LGBTQ community,” said Interim Executive Director of One Colorado Education Fund Daniel Ramos. “From sponsoring charitable events to promoting HIV and AIDS awareness, his passion for advocacy has been an asset to us all. The courage and support of all honorees furthers our progress towards equality.”

14125047_1260000700679544_2863713132438586423_oThis year, Good Chemistry Nurseries returned as the Universal Sponsor of the event for the fifth consecutive year. Good Chemistry’s support for the LGBTQ community extends beyond the Ally Awards, with sponsorship of Denver’s Gay Pride Parade and the annual “Pink Party” during Denver’s Gay Pride Weekend.

14107616_1260000670679547_200412788581314345_oMake a One-Time Gift to One Colorado Education Fund

One Colorado Education Fund is making a difference! With your support, we will advance equality and opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Coloradans.

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Group Forms to Oppose I-139

Contact: Matthew Givner

mgivner@coloradohealthresearchcouncil.com


Group Forms to Oppose I-139

A poorly drafted proposal that simply goes too far, and will have far reaching, unintended

consequences harming Colorado’s medical marijuana patients, public safety, and economy


DENVER—June 30, 2016 — The Colorado Health Research Council (CHRC) announced today that it has formed to oppose Amendment 139, a constitutional amendment that would order the legislature to set a limit of no more than 16% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) of any cannabis product sold at a state-licensed retail store, while also putting packaging and labeling requirements that already exist directly into the constitution. While likely well-intended, proponents of the hastily drafted measure are suggesting that we amend our constitution in a way that would have devastating unintended consequences to the citizens and economy of Colorado.

Many Coloradans, including veterans suffering from PTSD, rely on cannabis as an effective and safe medicine. This bill would directly impact those using medical cannabis, including Jack Splitt. Jack is a Colorado student and the namesake for “Jack’s Law”, a bill recently passed by the Colorado Legislature that allows students to get the medicine they need in Colorado schools. Jack suffers from severe spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, which causes all of Jack’s muscles to contract uncontrollably in painful full body muscle contractions.

“My son needs cannabis with high THC concentrations just to survive,” said Jack’s mother, Stacey Linn. “This law would make the concentration of THC my doctor recommended to keep my child alive illegal to purchase in a store”.

In a study of the potential impacts of I-139, BDS Analytics found if the measure passes over 80% of all cannabis products currently sold in taxed and regulated marijuana stores would become illegal. This would devastate the cannabis industry in Colorado, putting most cannabis companies at risk of closing their doors overnight and drive cannabis sales back to the criminal market.

“We didn’t choose medical marijuana; we used ineffectual prescribed medication after medication before turning to marijuana out of desperation,” said Ms. Linn. “And it works. We need the industry to provide this medicine, in a safe way with stringent testing and sensible regulations. Lower concentrations of THC means adding more of other things to dilute the oil. It would be horrible to force my son to consume four times as much oil as he does now just to obtain the same effect. And we couldn’t afford it anyway.”

The measure would also place new labeling requirements on the cannabis industry, forcing them to place dire warnings with no scientific basis on their products, including a completely unproven claim that cannabis causes the “permanent loss of brain abilities”.

“There is a lack of scientific evidence that cannabis products containing more than 16% THC are harmful for the brain and body”, said Michele Ross, PhD – a neuroscientist and endocannabinoid expert who specializes in addiction, who first published on cannabinoids and neurogenesis in 2006 and was previously funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

“High THC potency is not unsafe for children,” said Dr. Ross. “In fact, products containing more than 16% THC may be necessary for many children with chronic conditions. THC potency should be something left to the discretion of medical professionals and their patients.”

“It is not possible to die from consuming THC at any potency,” Dr. Ross continued. “Limiting THC potency does not make THC any safer, it only means consumers have to buy more product to achieve the same dosage they are accustomed to. If the aim of this initiative is to reduce consumption of THC products, it may actually have the opposite effect.”

“The aim clearly seems to be directed at the health and viability of the cannabis industry,” Dr. Ross concluded.

This amendment would end the commercial production of cannabis extracts and concentrates in a safe, controlled laboratory environment. Instead, production of these products would move into our neighborhoods and into the hands of the unregulated criminal market.

“Houses and garages are going to blow up if this passes,” said Dr. Ross.

“Colorado voted for legal cannabis. As a patient it is an integral part of our lives, and now you’re asking us to take our children’s medicine away,” concluded Ms. Linn. “We shouldn’t ever play doctor at the ballot box, and we should never propose policy that will lead to innocent people suffering.”

“Why would anyone want the right to do that?”

The Colorado Health Research Council is a coalition of cannabis patients, caregivers, scientists, cannabis industry leaders, the business community, and ordinary citizens who are organizing to defeat Amendment 139, a poorly drafted constitutional amendment that would have a devastating impact on Colorado’s cannabis patients, public safety, and economy.

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FAQ on Ballot Initiative 139

What does this Constitutional Amendment do?

This amendment restricts the potency of all retail marijuana to 16% THC or less, effectively outlawing all concentrates and extractions. This amendment would also put existing packaging and labeling requirements
into the state constitution, while forcing the industry to put false warnings on all products, such as cannabis
causes “permanent loss of brain abilities”.

What is the definition of “retail marijuana”?
All marijuana products legally sold at a retail store in the state. To read the initiative in its entirety, click here.

How will the sales of retail marijuana be affected?

BDS Analytics estimates that if the initiative passes this November, more than 80% of all cannabis products
on the shelf today would become illegal, including all concentrates and extracts. This would force the sale of these popular products back into the criminal market, undermining the intent of Amendment 64 and decimating the cannabis industry in the process.

Does this mean proposed Amendment 139 will affect medical marijuana?
Yes. This measure is so poorly drafted that it may apply to all retail cannabis sales in the state, including medical. At the very least this immediately impacts medical marijuana refugees who are not yet Colorado residents and not eligible for a card, patients under the care of their doctor who are living on a fixed income and do not have the funds to pay for their card, and veterans suffering from PTSD who are too fearful to put their name on a government list for fear of losing their federal benefits, to name just a few groups of patients who will be immediately impacted. And the devastating impacts to the cannabis industry will cause many businesses to fold, greatly reducing the overall availability of medical cannabis available for purchase at a retail location. Current patients will not be exempt from these laws.

How will proposed Amendment 139 affect the current tax revenue being collected?
Less than 20% of products currently on the market would still be legal for sale, and all extracts and concentrates would be illegal. This will decimate tax revenue, which was almost $140 million just last year. Go here to see how Colorado is currently allocating marijuana taxes from school construction, education and anti-drug efforts, bullying prevention, substance abuse treatments, Future Farms and 4H clubs, impaired- driving enforcement training for peace officers, etc. and hundreds of other programs and revenue to cities will be dramatically cut.

Who is the Colorado Health Research Council?
The Colorado Health Research Council is a coalition of cannabis patients, caregivers, scientists, cannabis industry leaders, the business community, and ordinary citizens who are organizing to defeat Amendment 139, a poorly drafted constitutional amendment that would have a devastating impact on Colorado’s cannabis patients, public safety, and economy.

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Help Good Chemistry support Denver’s At-Risk Community and Civic Center Park

Westword Music Showcase will be held Saturday, June 24th, 2017 at Golden Triangle


Westword-Music-Showcase-Banner-V2-HDGood Chemistry Nurseries is a proud supporter of the Westword Music Showcase, an annual celebration of local and national musicians. Discounted tickets are available for Good Chemistry supporters. Click this link to get a special promo code for discounted tickets (Code valid until Friday, June 23rd at midnight).

Proceeds from the event will support Youth on Record, an organization that helps members of some of Denver’s most vulnerable communities to make life choices that positively impact their future by teaching them to develop the coping tools, inspiration, and wherewithal to succeed in today’s world and to become leaders of tomorrow. Proceeds from the event will also help preserve and protect Denver’s Civic Center Park.

The 2017 Westword Music Showcase will take place on Saturday June 24th, from 12pm to 10pm. The festival features national headliners such as Shakey Graves, The Revivalists, A R I Z O N A,  and more. Westword also conducted a poll to determine local fan-favorite performers to take part in the festival.

Visit the Good Chemistry Nurseries booth on Saturday for a special promotional card as well.

 

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INC.COM: Cannabis Dispensaries Transform Into High-End Retail Spaces

INC.COM: Cannabis Dispensaries Transform Into High-End Retail Spaces

Say good-bye to retail shops with pot leaf posters. Welcome to the gorgeous — and profitable — professionally designed legal marijuana retailers
by Will Yakowicz

Tell a good story

When Good Chemistry, a boutique cannabis cultivator and retailer in Denver, decided to open a store in Aurora, Colorado, founder Matthew Huron wanted to hire a team of architects, interior designers, and brand consultants to transform an old 3,600-square foot Blockbuster into a modern and sleek recreational dispensary.

The store, with cool grey walls, wood counters and floors, and splashes of blue, green, orange and yellow, opened in 2015. The design and concept was conceived by Tony Coleman Interior Design, who helped design Panera Bread from the company’s inception, brand strategist Michael Markowitz and Associates, who has worked for Anheuser-Busch, Universal Studios, and Au Bon Pain, and graphic design firm Duffy & Partners, who has helped Minute Maid, Brewery Ommegang, and Wolfgang Puck come up with their brand identities.

Good-Chemistry-Aurora-Exterior-520x520The result is a welcoming, bright and open layout that separates its 15 home-grown strains of cannabis into four categories of feelings with different strains under each category–relaxation, relief, sleep, and amplify. Each customer can learn about a specific strain on provided iPads, learn about its chemical makeup, its effects, and how it was grown. Huron says the fusion of design and mini-educational centers help new customers navigate the products. Good Chemistry has a collection of 60 different strains in its nurseries and is constantly updating its menu and product offerings.

“For new users, the subculture of cannabis can be intimidating,” says Huron. “We want our customers to be able to evaluate the cannabis and know how to pick out strains for specific experiences. Above all else, educating the customer helps increase sales.”

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Ingrid from Good Chemistry makes the Denver Westword’s “Ten Best Marijuana Strains of 2015”

10) Ingrid at Good Chemistry
16840 East Iliff Avenue, Aurora
303-745-2420

“Last week, in honor of 4/20, Good Chemistry was offering 42 percent off any of its flower. The penny pincher in me simply couldn’t resist the lure of discount pot, so I stopped by the new Aurora location, at 16840 East Iliff Avenue, to see if Good Chemistry and good cannabis were one and the same.

Don’t let Ingrid’s homely smell fool you. Burning this was like enjoying cheese and wine for dessert, and the knockout blow makes it an easy choice for insomnia or stress relief. With such strong and specific effects, my leftovers will be set aside for a rough day or when counting sheep just won’t cut it.”

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Ingrid: What’s In a Name?

Fans name their pet Goose after Good Chemistry’s well-loved strain


ingrid-960x600Exclusive to Good Chemistry Nurseries, “Ingrid” is a heavy Indica strain, categorized in our “Sleep” and “Relieve” effect categories. This fan favorite may be helpful for pain relief and promoting a restful night’s sleep. We’ve heard more than a few stories about customers who have drawn an influence from Ingrid in the past. None quite compare to this one.

Our most recent account is about a customer who named her goose, Ingrid. Kelsey, a loyal customer at Good Chemistry Aurora and Ingrid’s owner gave us the scoop on her story. “We have a very sweet and sleepy goose named Ingrid. We named her after the Good Chemistry strain because she gives us the same warm, happy feels,” Kelsey said. “She strangely loves blankets, and has recently been trying to get into our house to cuddle up.”

Ingrid is a dense bud with a strong, cheesy-earthy smell, and a smooth, fruity flavor. Many of our customers look to Ingrid for very specific sedative effects. This “sleepy time” strain is ideal for those dealing with pain, stress, insomnia, anxiety or for those just in need of some deep rest and relaxation.

“Ingrid couldn’t have been a more perfect name [for our goose]. She embodies it through and through,” Kelsey added.

We sure are glad to have learned about this friendly goose who embodies relaxation to the same extent as its cannabis counterpart.
Are you a fan of Ingrid?  Share your story with us: info@goodchem.org.

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Join Good Chemistry and COLLAB.DEN to celebrate fashion, photography and philanthropy.

Come to Fort Greene on March 21st to kick-off Denver Fashion Week by supporting local Denver artists and The Burnes Center on Poverty and Homelessness. Emerging Denver artists will display their work around Fort Greene while DJs mix tracks and amplify the event. All prints will be on sale for $15 each and proceeds will be donated to The Burnes Center. Learn more about the Burnes Center on Poverty and Homelessness HERE.

In addition, Good Chemistry Loyalty Members will receive a promo code for 10% off all Denver Fashion Week tickets via email or text. Ten percent of your ticket purchase will also be donated to The Burnes Center. Join Good Chemistry’s Member Benefits at any of our Good Chemistry locations to receive your code.

Fort Greene – 321 E 45th AVE. Denver, CO

Wednesday March 21st

7pm-Close, 21+ Free Entry


To learn more about other philanthropic organizations Good Chemistry supports, visit goodchem.org/philanthropy/

 

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Join Good Chemistry in A Walk For Life Saturday, August 19

Good Chemistry Nurseries is Proud to Support HIV/AIDS Awareness

Come out Saturday, August 19, 2017 to help Good Chemistry participate in the oldest one-day HIV and AIDS fundraiser in the Rocky Mountain region. A Walk For Life helps to raise funds for services to support  those inflicted by AIDS/HIV, including Colorado Health Network’s regional Colorado AIDS Project and Howard Dental Center, among others.

A Walk For Life takes place on Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 10am-3pm at Cheesman Park in Denver. The day will feature speakers, entertainment, food, beverages and the 9th annual AIDS Walk Colorado Volleyball Tournament. Be sure to stop by our booth to say hi and pick up some merch from the Good Chemistry team.

The 2016 Colorado AIDS Walk had an incredible impact on those afflicted, and we hope to surpass last year’s amazing turnout. We hope you will come out and join us for a day of festivities, food, and most importantly fundraising for this important cause.

Click here for more information on the Colorado AIDS Walk – A Walk For Life.


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JOIN GOOD CHEMISTRY IN ADVANCING LGBTQ RIGHTS

Tickets still available for the One Colorado Ally Awards at the Four Seasons


Good Chemistry Nurseries is proud to support the One Colorado Education Fund and its signature fundraising event — The Ally Awards — on August 26, 2017, at the Four Seasons Hotel Denver.

The evening will culminate in an awards presentation to allies who work to advance equality and make a substantive difference in the lives of LGBTQ Coloradans.

The evening will kick off with a cocktail party on the pool terrace of the Four Seasons with a hosted bar, and hors d’oeuvres.

Guests will then move to the Four Seasons ballroom and attendees will enjoy an awards ceremony with special guest speakers, delectable desserts, and champagne.

Good Chemistry has been a longtime sponsor of the Ally Awards, and in 2016, Good Chemistry CEO was proud to receive an Ally Award. Click here to watch a video from that presentation.


To buy tickets to the 2017 Ally Awards please visit http://www.one-colorado.org/allyawards/


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Join Good Chemistry in celebrating Colorado Gives Day

Good Chemistry was originally formed to provide relief for those living with HIV-AIDS and other critical illnesses.

Since then we have expanded our outreach to a broad array of communities in need; organizations like One Colorado, Ray of Hope, Gathering Place, the Denver Rescue Mission and others. Today is Colorado Gives Day all across the state. Please take a moment today to help us in our support for these and other groups by visiting coloradogives.org and making a donation of any size.

Click here to learn more about the organizations we partner with in support: https://goodchem.org/philanthropy/

Colorado Gives Day features a $1 Million Incentive Fund, created by Community First Foundation and FirstBank. It is one of the largest gives-day incentive funds in the country. Every donation made through ColoradoGives.org on Colorado Gives Day is boosted by the incentive fund, which increases the value of every dollar. For example, if a nonprofit organization receives 10 percent of the total donations made on Colorado Gives Day, that same nonprofit receives 10 percent of the $1 Million Incentive Fund. An additional $100,000 in prizes, sponsored by FirstBank, gives nonprofits an opportunity to win cash for their worthwhile causes.

Click here to learn more about the organizations we partner with in support: https://goodchem.org/philanthropy/

Click here to make a donation to these or other organizations through coloradogives.org.

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Join Good Chemistry in Celebrating National Philanthropy Day

“Making Life Better” for those in need


This November 15th, Good Chemistry Nurseries asks the community to join us in honoring National Philanthropy Day, a day to celebrate the charitable work that’s done to make a difference in local communities across the country. Businesses, neighbors and professionals take this day to honor all the progress that philanthropy has contributed to and to encourage others to give back.

One of the ways Good Chemistry Nurseries honors its mission of “Making Life Better” is by partnering with local, regional and national philanthropic organizations  spanning a variety of causes. We have seen how giving back can lead to change, and we believe it is our responsibility to continue to support underserved communities.

We encourage you to identify and support the causes that are most meaningful to you, not just today – but everyday.

Good Chemistry is honored to support a number of philanthropic organizations. Learn more about those organizations and how to engage with them here.

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Join Good Chemistry in Supporting Communities in Need on Colorado Gives Day

Day of Giving to take place Tuesday, December 5, 2017


Good Chemistry Nurseries works year round to “Make Life Better” for communities in need by supporting an array of philanthropic causes. This year, Good Chemistry has been fortunate to partner with a number of local and regional initiatives. Learn more about these organizations and how to engage with them here.

On Tuesday, December 5, 2017 Good Chemistry Nurseries invites the community to participate in  Colorado Gives Day, an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online donations. Colorado Gives Day provides businesses and individuals with the opportunity to make a positive impact on the Centennial state.

Community First Foundation implemented this day to bring awareness and support to organizations  essential  in ensuring a quality life for  residents of Colorful Colorado. Community First Foundation and FirstBank each contributed $500,000 to create a $1 Million Incentive Fund again this year, one of the largest in the country. It increases the value of every donation proportionally.

We encourage you to take a moment on Colorado Gives Day and donate to one of  Good Chemistry’s partners, or a nonprofit that holds meaning to you. Details on how to donate are below:

When: 24 hours starting at 12 a.m. MST on Tuesday, December 5, 2017

How: Donations can be made online at www.coloradogives.org

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Join Good Chemistry in supporting Denver’s at-risk community and local artists

Good Chemistry Nurseries is proud to support Artopia (#ArtopiaDen), Denver’s annual celebration of art, culture and fashion. Like Good Chemistry Nurseries — whose mission to positively impact people’s health, safety, freedom and overall well being — Artopia’s influence on the arts and culture scene in Denver has been impressive. The festival celebrates artistic expression in Denver by spotlighting the community’s designers, artists and musicians.

This year’s Artopia will take place at City Hall in Denver on February 25th. Many of Denver’s best DJs and musicians will perform as attendees enjoy cocktails and explore themed spaces dedicated to some of Denver’s most iconic streets and street artists. The Whiteout fashion show, a recurring favorite, will highlight some of Denver’s greatest designers: D’Lola Couture, Equillibrium, Mona Lucero, Gino Velardi, Elyse Rainbolt, AnnaFesta, Blackberry Maverick, Denver Bespoke and Jiberish.

Proceeds from the event will support organizations that help members of some of Denver’s most vulnerable communities to make life choices that positively impact their future by teaching them to develop the coping tools, inspiration, and wherewithal to succeed in today’s world and to become leaders of tomorrow. The festival also will hold its thirteenth MasterMind awards — a grant program that gives no-strings-attached awards to arts organizations and individuals who are changing the cultural landscape of Denver.

See a preview of the event here and connect on Facebook here.

Click this link to get a promo code for a $10 discount on an Artopia ticket!

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Join Good Chemistry In Supporting the Capitol Hill Community

Protect, preserve & enhance the quality of life in Capitol Hill at the 10th Annual Community Wine Tasting


On Wednesday September 13, 2017, Tears McFarlane House & Garden will welcome the community to enjoy wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres for the 10th annual Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods Wine Tasting. Denver’s most charitable tasting invites friends and neighbors from every corner of the city to celebrate the community while kickstarting the fall season.

Your support and attendance directly benefit Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods, community engagement efforts, and the historic Tears McFarlane house and center.

Participation will advance Capitol Hill’s United Neighborhood’s mission of “Preserving the Past; Improving the Present; and Planning for the Future”– making it possible for them to continue advocacy for smart zoning and land use, the protection of historic landmarks, community safety, neighborhood beautification and the Tears-McFarlane House & Community Center!

Proceeds from the event will benefit Capitol Hill United Neighbors (CHUN) in their mission to protect, preserve & enhance the quality of life in and around Capitol Hill. Good Chemistry is a proud business member of CHUN and representatives of our team our team will be volunteering their time to help coordinate the event. CHUN is just one of the organization’s Good Chemistry is proud to support. Learn more about those organizations and how to support them here.

Join us in a celebration of wine, food, culture and community at the 10th Annual Community Wine Tasting!

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, September 13th, 5:30pm-8:00pm
  • Location: Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods (1290 Williams St, Denver, Colorado 80218)
  • Tickets: $35/ guest purchase before Sept. 12 — $45/ guest at the door. Tickets can be purchased in advance by clicking here.

Check out out the full schedule of events: Here

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Join Good Chemistry to Celebrate Denver Pride at the 13th Annual Pink Party

Good Chemistry proudly supports One Colorado, the state’s leading LGBTQ advocacy group, in a celebration of pride, people, and most importantly all things pink!

Please join both One Colorado and Good Chemistry in Denver Pride’s biggest bash of the year, the 13th annual Pink Party at Tracks Denver/EXDO!

Ticket sale proceeds benefit One Colorado and their mission to advance the rights of LGBTQ people living in Colorado. One Colorado continues to impact the local communities through its public education efforts, in which it works to change the everyday person’s view on LGBTQ issues.

The Pink Party will feature an open bar at Tracks Denver/EXDO and a lot of pride! Put on your pink, phone your friends, and prepare for a fabulous party – all for a good cause.

Tickets to the event can be purchased online or at the door (until sold out). Additionally, you can purchase a discounted entry intro Tracks or Rosabel at City Hall for the same night for just another $10 or $25!

Don’t miss out, book your tickets to the best bash of the year.

To learn more about One Colorado and their mission, click here.

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Join Good Chemistry to support local artists and the Burnes Center on Poverty and Homelessness

Come to Ft. Greene for a fun night of photography and philanthropy


Good Chemistry and the The Collab.Denver are presenting a fun evening of art and music at Ft. Greene to benefit the Burnes Center on Poverty and Homelessness. The evening will be a creative art experience featuring local artists from the city of Denver using the #amileabove to display their artwork and talents. The event will showcase over 50+ photographers photos.

All prints will be on sale for $25 each. Proceeds with be donated to: Burnes Center on Poverty and Homelessness.

Photography provided by

@raw_5280 | @marcus_vick

@jake_blackson | @armando_geneyro

Sounds provided by

TYLER WYATT  DJ POLYPHONI  TAIJITU  STEVIE G.

Sponsored by @goodchem

8pm-2am, 21+ Free Entry


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Join the Good Chemistry Team at The Hemp & Cannabis Career Fair

Connect and learn about job opportunities at Good Chemistry


The 2017 Hemp & Cannabis Career Fair is coming to town this Saturday, October 7, 2017. The fair offers a distinctive combination of the brightest candidates and leading industry organizations looking to connect, engage, and recruit top talent in a wide spectrum of industry opportunities. Serving hemp, Cannabis and ancillary businesses in multiple markets, this fair strives to continually create “An Environment to Thrive” for both job seekers and recruiters.

The Good Chemistry team will be on site to meet with members of the community. We invite those interested to stop by our booth and learn more about open positions with Good Chemistry. Good Chemistry Nurseries is a nationally recognized and highly successful Cannabis producer and provider with a superior reputation for product and production excellence and retail experience. Good Chemistry is committed to making life better for everyone by safely and responsibly growing, producing and providing the world’s finest Cannabis.

Details:

  • Date: Saturday, October 7,2017
  • Time: 12:00pm-4:00pm
  • Location: Cultivated Synergy, 2901 Walnut Street, Denver, CO, Denver, CO 80205

Tickets:

  • With an MED badge: $5 (MED Badge # required to complete purchase.)
  • Pre-Sale: $8
  • At the door: $10

RSVP for The 2017 Hemp & Cannabis Career Fair here.

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Join us for the 2016 Ally Awards (8/20)!

Join us for the 2016 Ally Awards (8/20)!

Event Date: Aug 20, 2016

When an ally to the LGBT community takes a stand, it can change the lives of people in our community. One Colorado celebrates the contributions of allies at the annual Ally Awards because their courage is an incredible asset to our work. While the work of many of our allies is visible, we know that many other individuals do not receive the recognition they deserve for working to advance equality for LGBT Coloradans across the state.


Make a One-Time Gift to One Colorado Education Fund

One Colorado Education Fund is making a difference! With your support, we will advance equality and opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Coloradans.


Where: Four Seasons Denver, 1111 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
When: August 20th, 2016
Award Recipients: Matthew Huron | Nita and Rudy Gonzales and the Gonzales Family | Kristin Strohm | Ted Trimpa, Lifetime Achievement

RSVP & Tickets: http://bit.ly/AllyAwards2016

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Join Us In Supporting the Capitol Hill Community

Good Chemistry to protect, preserve & enhance the quality of life in and around Capitol Hill at 45th Annual People’s Fair


This weekend Denver’s Civic Center Park will welcome the community to enjoy art, food, entertainment, and family fun for the 45th annual People’s Fair. Denver’s oldest neighborhood fair invites public  groups, artists and neighbors from every corner of the city to celebrate the community while kickstarting summer.

The first People’s Fair was held in 1972 on the grounds of Morey Junior High School as a bridge between Capitol Hill residents and City Hall and the Denver Police Department. That year, 2,000 people attended the event. The fair outgrew the venue and was moved to Civic Center Park in 1987, with the same purpose of uniting Denver’s various neighborhood groups. Now, organizers estimate it draws crowds numbering in the hundred thousands.

Enjoy all the fair has to offer with rides, games, arts and crafts, sport activities, great food, music and more. Get your zen on with a free yoga session Saturday or Sunday morning. Stop by the marketplace to speak with local vendors and choose from a variety of handmade crafts and delicious culinary delights.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Capitol Hill United Neighbors (CHUN) in their mission to protect, preserve & enhance the quality of life in and around Capitol Hill. Good Chemistry is a proud business member of CHUN and our team will be out in full force volunteering time to help coordinate the fair. CHUN is just one of the organization’s Good Chemistry is proud to support. Learn more about those organizations and how to support them   here.

Join us this weekend in a celebration of art, music, culture and community at the People’s Fair!

  • Date/Time: Saturday, June 3rd, 10am-8pm and Sunday, June 4th, 10am-7pm
  • Location: Civic Center Park (101 W. 14th Ave., Denver, CO 80202)
  • Tickets: Free Admission

Check out out the full schedule of events here.

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LGBTQ and Cannabis Communities Band Together


In addition to LGBTQ individuals also being a part of the cannabis community, members of the cannabis industry have made it a point to give back to the cities they are part of as a way to dispel negative stereotypes, and this includes working with the queer community. “Good Chemistry has sponsored the Aids Walk every year since opening, and for the past four years we have supported the One Colorado Ally Awards,” Matthew Huron, founder and CEO of Good Chemistry dispensary in Denver, told CULTURE. “Good Chemistry has also sponsored the Denver Gay Pride Parade, and for the past two years we have been the exclusive sponsor of the Pink Party at Tracks during Gay Pride Weekend.”

Huron’s involvement with the LGBTQ community goes beyond a simple sense of social justice and a desire for change. His work and activism stem from a personal connection. “My involvement with the LGBTQ community and cannabis started when I saw firsthand the benefits that people can experience from cannabis, when my father and his partner—along with many of their friends— used the plant to treat severe symptoms of HIV,” he told us. “Because cannabis became an excellent alternative treatment and offered relief for HIV patients, my father and I set up a small, non-profit medical marijuana co-op in San Francisco that served AIDS patients and the assisted living and hospice facilities that treated them.”

“When I moved the business to Colorado, I wanted to keep the spirit of my father alive, so we started the Good Chemistry Compassion Program, where we provide free and low-cost medicine to very sick and low-income patients,” he added. “It is very important to me to support the LGBTQ community and show that they have an ally in Good Chemistry. By sponsoring community events such as the AIDS Walk and the Ally Awards, we are able to engage with the community and support important initiatives.”

“Because cannabis is such an open minded and accepting environment, LGBTQ people aren’t so scared to hide their identity because of the nature of the cannabis industry,” Ferlic explained. “So the open mindedness could be the crossover, because I know in all the companies I have worked with, there have been a handful of LGBTQ people in each community and they’ve been really open about that. In the past couple of years with gay marriage and cannabis coming out I feel I can be open and honest from the get-go. I’m a cannabis user and I’m proud of it and I’m also LGBTQ and I’m proud of it, and I don’t have any problems letting people know about that. Two years ago I hid both of those things, especially in the workplace.”

“I am proud to be a part of the advances that have been made to legalize marijuana and to bear witness to the progress that has been made by the LGBTQ community,” added Huron.


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Listen: ‘Sea Change’ Interview with Good Chemistry CEO Matt Huron

High Time For Legalization

California, the nation’s most populous state, votes again this Fall on the legalization of marijuana. It’s yet another sign that the century-long prohibition may finally be lifting, one state at a time. This week on Sea Change Radio, we bring you four interviews from the National Cannabis Industry Association conference held recently in Oakland, CA. Host Alex Wise talks with “ganjapreneurs” Matthew Huron, Nancy Whiteman, Kevin Dolan and Shelly Peterson, about the horticulture, distribution, extraction, and marketing of the nation’s fastest growing crop, and learns what legalization would mean for their respective businesses.


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LISTEN: Good Chemistry Nurseries Come to Nevada: Flower Power

MarijuanaPublicMedia.org

by Brian Bahouth
@MJ_pubic_media


The cannabis industry is inextricably grounded in the cannabis plant, and if you were to judge the latest business to enter Nevada’s medical cannabis market by their commitment to the plant, Good Chemistry Nurseries couldn’t be a better company.

About the same time Nevada voters approved a ballot initiative to legalize the adult use of cannabis, Good Chemistry Nurseries CEO and founder Matthew Huron announced the launch of a new Reno production facility that will service medical and eventually adult-use dispensaries throughout the state with distinctive flowers and concentrates.

A quick look at the Good Chemistry website reveals a stunning array of strains in active cultivation.  From an intriguing Columbian Gold ’72 to exclusive strains Mr. Good Chem and Ingrid, Good Chemistry brings a deep plant catalog to Nevada patients, not just in the form of buds, but their concentrates focus on plant purity too, with Cold Water Hash, Dry-sift, and a much anticipated solvent-less rosin.

Good Chemistry Nurseries is deeply rooted in the medical tradition of cannabis cultivation and allegiance to the plant’s ancient attributes, but clearly, as Nevada’s adult-use market opens, and medical licensees are given first access to the general public, these flowers and simple line of purity-focused concentrates will likely drive the same adult-use success Good Chemistry has seen in Colorado.

To find out more about Good Chemistry Nurseries, I spoke with Founder and CEO Matthew Huron and discovered to no surprise that he and his team are focused on, the plant … listen …

Music credit:
Song: Fried Neck Bones And Some Home Fries
Artist: Willie Bobo


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Marijuana retailer focuses on rebranding cannabis, consistency and compassion to create loyalty

Creating Chemistry With Customers

by Joseph Peña

Good Chemistry’s executives like to say that all cannabis is not created equal.

They feel the same way about customer service.

The Colorado-based company has discovered that building a successful marijuana retail business in a highly competitive market requires a dynamic and diverse approach to creating bonds with patients and consumers. That, in turn, has helped the company win new customers and strengthen loyalty among existing ones.

Good Chemistry’s strategy includes:

  • Bringing on top-notch employees and investing in training to decrease turnover and deliver consistent service across locations
  • Elevating the company’s brand to attract new customers
  • Building connections with the community and educating new consumers about an oft-misunderstood product.

While many marijuana companies in Denver and other markets are trying to expand as fast as possible, gobbling up available retail and warehouse space isn’t a sure-fire route to success, said Stephen Spinosa, vice president of retail operations at Good Chemistry.

The key component is customer service.

“You can outpace your company culture very, very quickly,” said Spinosa, who trains and manages more than 100 employees at the company’s two retail stores in the Denver area, which serve both the recreational and medical markets.

“Then, ultimately, you’re just selling a product. But we provide a customer service experience … When it’s all said and done, customer service is a top priority.”

Indeed, Good Chemistry has won local recognition from Denver’s weekly alternative magazine Westword for its outreach to new consumers, while AdAge said the company is “among the most advanced of its peers when it comes to investment in overall brand strategy.”

Spinosa shared a few ways Good Chemistry has been successful in connecting with customers.

Create Consumer Education Material

Not every consumer is a cannabis aficionado, and even connoisseurs can learn a thing or two about marijuana strains and related products.

Hence Good Chemistry’s color-coded categories and its new consumer education guide.

The four categories – relax (green), relieve (orange), sleep (blue) and amplify (yellow) – separate strains by their intended effects. This is a simple and effective way to educate new cannabis consumers, as it reintroduces the plant in language a layperson can understand.

“When people come in for the first time, they’re walking out with new knowledge about what cannabis is and what it can do,” Spinosa said. “They have a better impression of the product and less apprehension.”

This strategy also is helpful for educating casual long-time users who don’t know much about the plant and are new to the state-legal realm of marijuana.

Good Chemistry also created its consumer education guide – called S.T.A.T.S. (Sight, Touch, Aroma, Taste, and Sensation) – to share tips for evaluating quality cannabis.

The pocket-sized print guide and its digital copy are light on branding. The last page credits Good Chemistry’s team and the back cover has the company’s logo, but that’s it. The move was intentional: Good Chemistry wants it to be a true guide that other retailers can use and share with their customers as well.

“We’d love to collaborate with others on educating consumers,” Spinosa said. “That is something we should do for the public, for the next states that come on the market, and for new consumers.”

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Marijuana Times: Good Chemistry Launches Consumer’s Guide to Cannabis

So you have access to cannabis, now how do you know which one to buy?

Just like a helpful guide at the produce section of your grocery store can tell you which apples are best for baking and how to pick the best melons, one Colorado-based cannabis provider is giving away a free guide to evaluating cannabis. It’s called S.T.A.T.S., which stands for sight, touch, aroma, taste and sensation.

“Just as American consumers have become more knowledgeable about quality wine and craft beer, Good Chemistry Nurseries’ S.T.A.T.S. guide will help consumers quickly and easily assess high quality cannabis,” said Matthew Huron, CEO, Good Chemistry.

It’s a comprehensive guide to learn how to identify a healthy, clean flower that’s right for your symptoms. For instance, Weed 101 dictates that bud with seeds is a big no-no, and most regular users know that bud that’s trimmed too much or too little doesn’t look quite right – but what does ideal trim look like? This S.T.A.T.S. guide has you covered. Read the full story here.

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NNBW: Good Chemistry Nurseries enters Nevada market

As Nevada’s ‘yes’ vote for recreational cannabis use has created more industry buzz, another cannabis company has entered the Nevada market.

Good Chemistry Nurseries has an 11,000-square-foot warehouse on the 5th Street corridor near downtown Reno. The facility carries both cultivation and production licenses.

“We have just built phase one,” Matthew Huron, company founder and CEO said in a phone interview with NNBW.

The 4,000-square-foot space that comprises phase one produced the company’s first Nevada harvest.

“We officially launched our first harvest on Oct. 10,” Huron said. Moving forward, they will harvest approximately every 30 days.

They anticipated producing enough products for market and deliberately went smaller with their first phase efforts to be sure they didn’t outpace the market.

“Launching Good Chemistry Nurseries in Nevada was a logical next step for us based on public support and proximity to our operations in Colorado,” Huron said in a press release earlier this month. “Our company is known for product excellence and Nevada Cannabis users and dispensary owners have strongly encouraged us to bring our high quality flower to the state.”

They are happy with their Reno location and phase two will depend on how fast the market grows. Huron explained they plan to adjust as the market grows.

“We are looking across state as far as medical is concerned,” Huron said.

Nevada was a natural second location for Good Chemistry Nurseries as the looked at the tight regulation structure in Nevada that is similar to Colorado.

“We took a look at regulation, “Huron said. “We like the regulatory aspect.”


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No Laughing Matter // A Benefit to Support the Burnes Center on Poverty and Homelessness

Get silly for a serious cause: Homelessness

Enjoy a few laughs for a good cause. Please join us on Wednesday, May 17 at The Oriental Theater for  “No Laughing Matter.” The comedy show for a cause brings together a stellar lineup of Denver favorites including: Nathan Lund, Rachel Weeks, Corey Rhoads, Cody Spyker, Adrian Mesa, Miriam Moreno and Georgia Rae.

Proceeds from all ticket sales will benefit the Burnes Center on Poverty and Homelessness, which provides assistance in research, policy analysis, and program evaluation and improvement. Through the work of the Institute, people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness are empowered to live full lives of their choosing.  Good Chemistry’s Vice President of Public Affairs, Meg Collins, serves on the Burnes Center Board of Directors and hopes members of the Good Chemistry Community will support this important cause.

“For a donation of $10 you can enjoy an evening of laughs and support this important Center which helps practitioners, community leaders, service providers and others make an impact in their communities and transform the lives of people experiencing homelessness,” says Collins. “Please join us in this meaningful evening.”

Doors open at 7pm and the show will begin at 8pm.

Tickets to the event can be purchased online or at the door.

To learn more The Burnes Center and their mission, click here.

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No Tiers. No Tricks. No Shelves. No Games.

“Top  shelf”  cannabis  is usually  priced so high  you can’t buy it (or  you wish you hadn’t).

“Top tier,” sounds cool, but what if your budget can’t reach that tier, or you realize it’s not worth the stretch, and you end up with not-so-top tier?

We don’t think either are customer-friendly ways to do business. We think there’s a better way.

We grow only the  finest cannabis at a  standard that can’t be  matched, and we sell every strain at the  same affordable price: – $25 1/8, $120 oz.– Every  Day. Always.

To grow the world’s finest cannabis you have to have deep experience and a personal commitment to making the benefits of exceptional cannabis available to the widest possible range of people. Our master growers have been perfecting their art of over 20 years. They combine skill, fascination, a thirst for continual learning and improvement.

Our nursery team works with both their hands and their hearts. We’re botanists, carpenters, mechanics, scientists, musicians, entrepreneurs, fathers, mothers, chemists, cyclists, farmers, lovers, friends, inventors, caregivers and more. Our company was founded with a deep belief that the plants provide us as much as we provide them.

Please visit one of our locations to experience the finest Cannabis in Colorado with no tricks, no tiers, no shelves and no games.

Aurora
16840 East Iliff Avenue
Aurora, CO 80013
303.745.2420

Denver – Colfax

330 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80203
720.524.4657

Denver – South Broadway

1724 South Broadway
Denver, CO 80210
303.733.3113

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Party with Good Chemistry to Support Communities in Need!

Join our Member Benefits program and get $10 off a ticket to the 2018 Westword “ARTOPIA”


Good Chemistry’s new Member Benefits program gives you unique access to the finest Cannabis in Colorado and a special discount on tickets for the fun events we sponsor each year.

This year we’re a proud sponsor of Denver Westword’s ARTOPIA 2018, and if you’re enrolled in our Member Benefits program you’ll receive a promo code for discounted tickets to this amazing celebration of art, culture and fashion.

On Friday, February 23, dozens of artists will fill The Church, painting, sculpting, performing, modeling and offering guests full immersion in the artistic process. Attendees will explore themed spaces while enjoying the sounds of  some of Denver’s best DJs and musicians. Artopia will also feature the iconic Whiteout fashion show,  highlighting some of the City’s most talented designers: C.R. Lee, KimonoDragons and Matthew Morris Salon.

Artopia proceeds support organizations that assist members of Denver’s most vulnerable communities. These organizations strive to positively impact the futures of these individuals by helping them develop coping skills, inspiration and the wherewithal to not only succeed in today’s world, but become our leaders of tomorrow. This year’s event will also hold its fourteenth MasterMind awards – a grant program that offers no-strings attached awards to art organizations and individuals positively changing the cultural landscape of Denver.

Join Good Chemistry for a night of art, fun and fashion – all for a good cause.  Details below:

  • Date: February 23, 2018
  • Time: 7 p.m. until 11:59 p.m.
  • Location: The Church: 1160 Lincoln St, Denver, CO 80203

Tickets are on sale and can be purchased here.

Visit any Good Chemistry location today to join our new Members Rewards program.  If you’re already a member, we’ll send your discount promo code directly to you. Thank you for supporting Good Chemistry Nurseries. We’ll see you at ARTOPIA!

Please note that this event is strictly 21+.

Preview the event here and RSVP on Facebook here.

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Please Join us June 17th in Support of One Colorado

Good Chemistry Nurseries Celebrates Denver Pride at 12th Annual Pink Party


Good Chemistry Nurseries is proud to support One Colorado, the state’s leading LGBTQ advocacy group, in a celebration of pride, people, and most importantly all things pink!  Please join both One Colorado and Good Chemistry in Denver Pride’s biggest bash of the year, the 12th annual Pink Party at Tracks Denver/EXDO!

The proceeds from ticket sales will go towards helping One Colorado and its mission to advance the rights of LGBTQ people living in Colorado. One Colorado continues to impact the local communities through its public education efforts, in which it works to change the everyday person’s view on LGBTQ issues.

The Pink Party will feature an open bar at Tracks Denver/EXDO and a lot of pride! Put on your pink, phone your friends, and prepare for a fabulous party – all for a good cause.

Tickets to the event can be purchased online or at the door (until sold out). Additionally, you can purchase a discounted entry intro Tracks or Rosabel at City Hall for the same night for just another $10 or $25! Don’t get sold out, book your tickets to the best bash of the year.

To learn more about One Colorado and their mission, click here.


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Please show us some love in Westword’s “Best of Denver” contest

Please nominate Good Chemistry for “Best Dispensary: Concentrates,” “Best Dispensary: Flower,” and “Best Dispensary: Cultivation”


Every year, Westword publishes its Best of Denver issue, the ultimate guide to the best restaurants, bars, stores, music and dispensaries in the Mile High City. Many of you have told us you love the wide variety and pricing on our flower and concentrates. Please show your support by taking a minute to click this link and nominate us for “Best Dispensary Concentrates,” “Best Dispensary Flower” and “Best Dispensary Cultivation.” Nominations are open now until March 20, 2018. Thank you!!

 

Good Chemistry’s Concentrates:

Good Chemistry offers consumers seeking concentrates with the largest line up of premium recreational and medical concentrates. Our menu includes a selections of high quality extracts from top brands including: shatter, wax, budder, live resin and rosin. Click here to learn more

 

Best Dispensary: Flower

With a team of experts and years of education and experience, Good Chemistry Nurseries cultivates over 60 strains of the finest Cannabis grown in Colorado. Our team of experts have developed a rigorous process to ensure that each plant produces the finest, most consistent flower in Colorado. Consumers who visit Good Chemistry will find a daily flower menu that has a wide selection of strains and is regularly updated based on the flowering schedule of the plants at the nurseries. Good Chemistry clients can also evaluate the quality of flower through our S.T.A.T.S guide, which assess sight, touch, aroma, taste and sensations.

 

Best Dispensary: Cultivation

Good Chemistry’s Chief Executive Officer, Matthew Huron, is recognized as one of the most experienced cultivators of marijuana in the United States. With his guidance and other experienced growers, Good Chemistry has been able to establish one of Colorado’s most sophisticated nursery program, with grow operations that produce the highest levels of quality, reliability, and consistency. Every plant is judged on a variety of categories to ensure the quality and consistency, enabling consumers to have the confidence that every flower they purchase will be of the highest quality.

 

To learn more about the products that we offer and grow visit our product page.

Please take the time to recognize the businesses and products they feel stand out in Colorado by nominating them for this years Westword’s Best of Denver and if you appreciate our concentrates, flower and cultivation practices we would greatly value your nomination in these categories!

Link to Westword’s Best of Denver 2018 Nomination Form

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Product Feature: Good Chemistry’s Rosin

Good Chemistry now offers its exclusive, solvent-less hash oil, Rosin to customers and patients at both Colfax and Aurora location. Rosin is Good Chemistry’s way of offering our customers an alternative hash oil that is made simply by using heat and pressure. Our solvent-less processing eliminates the use of any harsh extraction methods such as butane, propane or CO2, making Rosin more natural for users of any level.

Rosin is a highly concentrated form of THC, produced by separating a honey-like resin from the marijuana plant material. The product can be consumed in a few different ways; however, the most popular method is “dabbing.” Good Chemistry Rosin should be stored in a cool, dry place to preserve its effect and texture.

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Duncan Cameron, CPO, Good Chemistry Nurseries

In Dope Magazine’s article “FIRE FRIDAY: ROCKIN’ ROSIN – Why This Solvent-Free, Heat-Based Extract Is Taking the Cannabis Industry By Storm”, Good Chemistry’s Chief Production Officer, Duncan Cameron, was interviewed about Rosin. “It was something totally new, totally solvent-free, no extraction equipment, and here’s another great plus: It maintains the integrity of the flower. So it has the same flavor as the flower, the same terpenes, unlike BHO, where what you get is an undifferentiated sludge.” Duncan also explains that the terpenes are an important part of cannabis’ “entourage effect,” the synergistic powers of all the compounds in cannabis working together. He states, “You can take vitamin C, and potassium, and fiber, but that doesn’t make an orange. You can take all those separately, and you’re still not getting the total benefit of eating an orange. It’s the same with cannabis. Nothing is the same as experiencing the flower in its original state, unadulterated — and that’s essentially what you do when you experience rosin.” You can read the full article here.

Stop by Good Chemistry Aurora or Good Chemistry Denver and try Rosin out for yourself. Make sure to also check out the daily flower menu including the exclusive strains of Ingrid and Mr. Good Chem, as well as the highly acclaimed Sour Diesel, Blue Dream, OGer, Durban Poison, and many others all at $30 per 1/8th. Every strain. Every Day.

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Product Feature: Green Dot Labs Sap/Shatter/Sugar

Concentrates are becoming increasingly popular in Colorado dispensaries, and we can see why Green Dot Labs’ Sap, Shatter and Sugar are among the most coveted. Green Dot grown BHO extracted concentrate is chock full of delicious terpenes.

From seed to sap, Green Dot Labs takes every measure to ensure strains are pure, plants are vigorous and healthy, and their extracts are clean. Green Dot Labs is the only Cannabis extract company that can guarantee hash oils free of residual solvents, safely and responsibly processed. Every single gram of Green Dot Labs extracts are made with full plants, not trim, meaning more flavor and more medicinal benefit for the consumer.

Green Dot Labs’ sap is an extracted and bonded cannabis oil that does not retain the harsh qualities of plant materials and waxes. However, not all plants will not create a sap-like consistency. Green Dot Labs products that aren’t perfect for Sap are still purged of any residual solvents and then are cured to create a more sugar-like hash oil product, another Good Chemistry customer favorite!

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ROSIN: Solvent-less Hash Oil from Good Chemistry Nurseries

Good Chemistry Nurseries is excited to provide Solvent-less Hash Oil (Rosin) for our customers and patients.  Rosin is a highly concentrated form of THC and is produced by separating a honey-like resin from marijuana plant material, by using just heat and pressure.

No Butane, Propane or CO2 were used to make this product!

Rosin can be consumed a few different ways, the most popular is dabbingIf you are unfamiliar with dabbing please ask your budtender for advice on “how to”, and any supporting items you may need to fully enjoy your Rosin.

Rosin stability is based on temperature. The warmer it gets, the more unstable and messy it can get.  Store Rosin in a cool area.  Your car or pockets are not the best places.

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S.T.A.T.S. – Taste

In past blog posts, we have explored the meaning behind the Sight, Touch and Aroma steps of assessing the quality of Cannabis through Good Chemistry Nurseries’ S.T.A.T.S. program.

Next up, Taste. Taste is an important aspect of quality when it comes to Cannabis. Different flower strains will have unique flavor profiles. Similar to wine tasting, experience is necessary to distinguish between different flavors among the flower strains. Some flavors line up with the strain’s aromas and others might suggest a different profile. Some strains such as Strawberry Cough offer a bolder taste; some such as Blue Dream are smoother.

When tasting Cannabis, consider this:
Much like with any other consumable product, aroma may set up the flavor. In most cases, the smell of your Cannabis product will be directly reflected in its taste.
The taste should be pleasant and enjoyable, never harsh. Poor quality flower will leave a severe, harsh taste in the back of your throat and mouth. The seeds will taste like burnt popcorn.

Some, but by no means all, tastes you should expect from quality cannabis are:
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If something does not taste right with your Cannabis, we encourage you to try other strains that may suit your tastebuds more appropriately. Our bodies know quality.

Learn more at STATSGUIDE.ORG

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S.T.A.T.S. – Deciphering Quality Aroma

S.T.A.T.S. – sight, touch, aroma, taste, sensation – is Good Chemistry Nurseries guide to evaluating the aspects of Cannabis. Aroma is one of the more important aspects of the flower because it can not only tell you if the flower is high quality or not, but it can sometimes dictate the taste that comes from each individual flower.

Each flower strain has a different origin, providing each a unique aroma, which can make evaluating aroma difficult. However, distinctions can be made between high and poor quality cannabis through aroma. Here are some things to consider:

  • Most strains will expose their scent immediately just by opening the container
  • Breaking or grinding the flower can bring out the underlying aromas
  • Some aromas that can be expected from quality flower are:
    • Floral
    • Fruit/citrus
    • Diesel fuel/gasoline
    • Skunk
    • Pine
    • Earthy
    • Cheese
    • Sweet
  • Some aromas from poor quality flower include:
    • Mold
    • Hay
    • Must
    • Old socks
    • Old spice cabinet
    • Wet grass
    • No smell

If you haven’t picked up your S.T.A.T.S. Guide yet, stop into Good Chemistry Aurora or Denver and get yours today. Or download the full version of S.T.A.T.S at statsguide.org.

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Strain Feature – Purple Durango OG

Strain Feature – Purple Durango OG

Category: Relax/Relieve

This strain is a favorite of Heath Byington, one of Good Chemistry Nurseries’ head gardeners. The S.T.A.T.S. for Purple Durango OG according to Heath are:

  •      Sight: Beautiful hues of purple and green with orange pistils and a heavy trichome content
  •      Touch: Perfect density
  •      Aroma: Fruity Pebbles
  •      Taste: Sweet, wonderful taste
  •      Sensation: Very relaxing and helps me personally with being able to smoke without having anxiety.

IMG_9517Heath thinks this strain would be great for intermediate consumers to connoisseurs, but would be loved and enjoyed by everyone. It’s a real show stopper!

Come in to either Good Chemistry location and try Purple Durango OG for yourself. Take a look at the new strain menus for Aurora and Denver to make sure we have it in stock!

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Strain Review: Ingrid

“I picked up their in-house indica, the Ingrid, and was left thoroughly impressed. This is the quintessential indica, with a strong, cheesy-earthy smell, and a smooth, fruity smoke, which then pleasantly roundhouse kicked me into my chair, where I remained all night. I tend to get a bit of soreness in my feet and legs towards the end of the day, and the Ingrid was perfect for relaxing me into a warm puddle of giggly forgetfulness. Fortunately for you, this is the one strain they tend to have in stock quite often.”– Max Elliot, Dope Directory

Read the full review of Good Chemistry Nurserie’s exclusive indica, Ingrid, from Dope Directory here.

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Thank you! Good Chemistry wins “Best Dispensary Cultivation in Denver”

THANK YOU FOR THE LOVE!


Thank you for all of you who voted for Good Chemistry Nurseries for Westword’s Reader’s Choice – Best Dispensary Cultivation. We strive to cultivate and produce the finest, most consistent Cannabis in Colorado, and we’re grateful for your continued support!

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The Cannabist review Sour Diesel from Good Chemistry


Recommending Sour Diesel as a weed critic is like a music writer extolling the virtues of The Beatles or a historian making a case for George Washington as a great president. In fact, Sour Diesel probably belongs on a Mount Rushmore of marijuana — a fake monument that I desperately want my picture taken in front of. You’d be hard-pressed to walk into a Colorado dispensary and leave without seeing some form of Diesel on the shelf, so I’d be remiss if you didn’t know how to spot it.

Sour Diesel by the numbers: $30 per 1/8 at Good Chemistry, Denver & Aurora.

I usually refer to Sour Diesel as the Campbell’s Soup of pot because it’s one of the chunkier strains out there. The calyxes are typically much rounder, giving it the appearance of more body. If most strains are a soft-serve cone, Sour D is Dippin’ Dots. Almost always pale to lime green with dark sugar leaf in contrast, you’ll notice the pistils range from faded peach to a fiery orange.

Some people legitimately enjoy the smell of gasoline. I’m not here to judge. What I had a hard time understanding was where the “sour” part came in. I immediately thought Warheads candy for many years, but couldn’t place that in the herb. No, sour here is a noticeable funk that has little sweetness to it. Think lightly expired dairy and not a full-on fridge science experiment.

My fiancee (yes, I’m recently engaged!) and I have a pact when it comes to cleaning. She’s great at the day-to-day, make-sure-this-place-doesn’t-fall-apart maintenance. Every few months, I do an OCD-level sweep of the premises loaded up on coffee and sativa and the futuristic sounds of Glitch Mob radio on Pandora.

As it turns out, Sour Diesel and I make a great maid service.

Gearing up for her surprise birthday party (don’t worry: she doesn’t read my column) I smoked a quarter-gram and began ripping couches away from walls to find whatever Sheltie hair and menacing spiders had been calling the space home. Our guests can’t know these things exist. Compared to a haze strain, the energy was much more focused as I methodically worked through the living room with the precision of Jack Bauer clearing a building of potential threats. I went full “24″ on it.

Usually anything I do that emulates Kiefer Sutherland takes a toll on my back. This was no exception. Only, I didn’t seem to notice until I was two hours in that a dull ache had crept up. Sour D isn’t the best at knocking out heavy pain, but this was a good example of a time when simply being distracted was enough to win the day.

Sour Diesel is the ultimate in what I call a nice “vacation sativa.” It’s not as mentally engaging (or paranoia inducing) as a strong haze, but isn’t as heavy as a Trainwreck or Jack strain. You can smoke a bit and still have a head on your shoulders for exploring the city. Plus, chances are you’ve smoked it before.

via Sour Diesel (marijuana review).

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The Evolution of Cannabis: How did we get to where we are today?

In just a few short years the Cannabis industry has become one of the fastest growing legal industries in the world. We have seen industry leaders rise and politicians acknowledge Cannabis as an economic engine. As the industry emerges from the shadows, the public has quickly become aware of the strength and benefits of Cannabis flower. But what brought us to this point?

Cannabis and hemp have been cultivated, both legally and illegally, worldwide for thousands of years. The first known reference to the flower is in Central and Southern Asia as far back as 4500 BC. Cannabis grew openly in the wild throughout the region, which was known more for its opium at the time. Fast forward a few thousand years and some civilizations slowly began to recognize marijuana’s medical applications. In the beginning, the flower would be utilized as a remedy for rheumatism, gout, malaria, and many more disorders. Throughout time, hemp and, by association, Cannabis were transported around the world in varying vehicles, and because of the strength of the plant’s fibers, its production was even encouraged to be used to make sails, rope and more. Even more mind blowing, its medical value was realized in pharmacies across the world as well, and was even sold openly.

In the the 1900s, Cannabis was villainized through government propaganda and in reports claiming Cannabis was a contributor to violence, insanity and sex crimes. When the “War on Drugs” was launched in the early 1970s, suddenly Cannabis was no longer seen as a medicine or way to improve life. In 1996, while many political movements continued to pursue harsher punishments for Cannabis use, a series of reports concluded marijuana should be decriminalized, leading California to become the first state to officially recognize the plant’s medicinal value by legalizing medical marijuana.

Shortly after its  legalization, Good Chemistry Nurseries Founder & CEO Matthew Huron saw firsthand the symptomatic relief patients experienced from this alternative medical treatment. In 2000, he began growing medical marijuana for AIDS patients throughout the state, founding and operating a nonprofit medical marijuana co-op that became one of the most respected and well-known facilities in San Francisco.

Today, Cannabis is medically legal in 25 states and recreational use has been legalized in 4 states and Washington D.C. Overwhelming evidence has emerged regarding its medical applications, and advocates continue to fight for nationwide descheduling. At Good Chemistry, we are proud to be among the first Cannabis businesses to make its brand known to a legalized market, and we look forward to improving lives everywhere in the years to come.

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The Idea Behind the Good Chemistry Aurora Design

Good Chemistry Aurora location has been described as if, “an Apple Store and a Whole Foods had a baby”, and that is exactly what we were aiming for. In developing Good Chemistry’s Aurora location, Good Chemistry CEO and founder Matthew Huron brought together a team of award winning professionals to implement the company’s vision for a groundbreaking retail cannabis experience that is both inviting and informative.

“We are creating a world of cannabis in the same way that Apple has created a world of electronics. Apple’s retail environment is designed to showcase the quality of their products. Good Chemistry’s stores are designed to showcase their commitment to the craft of cultivating cannabis products of remarkable quality,” said the designer for the Good Chemistry Aurora location, Tony Coleman.

GOOD-CHEM-AURORAGood Chemistry believes an educated consumer is its best customer. A top priority for the Good Chemistry team is to help customers comfortably explore the world of cannabis and see how it might best fit into their lives – much like the way they shop and learn about other products. The Aurora location launched with Good Chemistry’s pioneering category system, which is divided into four main categories to help consumers decide which sensation they would like to experience: Amplify, Relax, Relieve and Sleep. Good Chemistry has taken flower beyond the traditional thinking of Sativa and Indica and created a way for consumers to navigate the wide range of lift that each individual strain can provide. With the new system in place, Good Chemistry will guide mainstream consumers through the wide world of cannabis.

Good Chemistry has also created the S.T.A.T.S. guide to evaluating essential aspects of Cannabis. A hard copy is available at both Good Chemistry Aurora and Good Chemistry Denver, and the digital version is available for download at STATSguide.org. Stop by Good Chemistry to check out the daily flower menu including the exclusive strains of

Ingrid and Mr. Good Chem, as well as the highly acclaimed Sour Diesel, Blue Dream, OGer, Durban Poison, and many others all at $30 per 1/8th. Every strain. Every Day.

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The new trend in U.S. marijuana stores? A focus on thoughtful, high-end shop design

When Denver marijuana shop Good Chemistry secured a cannabis license in Aurora, owner Matthew Huron assembled a team that included brand strategists, graphic designers, architects, interior designers and others to create his new flagship store. The result is a smart and clean space that intelligently educates as it sells the Good Chemistry brand.

“The core value of our company is the passion and dedication and commitment to growing the finest cannabis we can possibly grow,” Huron said. “We viewed the Aurora store as a window into that dedication and passion that we have. We also wanted it to be a place where customers can continue to learn and explore and navigate through the world of cannabis.”

READ THE FULL STORY HERE.

 

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THRILLIST: AMERICA’S BEST SMOKE SHOPS FOR WEED LOVERS

Good Chemistry is well known in Downtown Denver and Capitol Hill, but it also has a bigger, newer location in Aurora. The city may not permit medical facilities, but it allows the rec stores to stay open until 10pm. With possibly the most novice-friendly menus of any store, new consumers will feel comfortable as they shop for the first time. To top it off, every one of the quality strains goes for $30/eighth every day. That makes it one of the best spots for folks who have no idea what they’re doing when buying weed legally. But the best part about GC is that it’s also great for folks who come in on the regular. Read the full list here.

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Vote for Good Chemistry ‘Craft of Cannabis’ campaign on “The Drum”

Good Chemistry, a producer of “craft cannabis,” has launched a new initiative with a new campaign and website on the heels of the launch of STATS, their consumer evaluation guide, similar to the multi-step process for evaluating wine. The new ad campaign showcases the people and the plants behind the finest flower grown in the industry. The Craft of Cannabis campaign was developed by branding expert Michael Markowitz, president of Michael Markowitz + Associates, whose clients have included, among others, Panera Bread, Anheuser Busch and Universal Studios.

Vote for Good Chemistry “Craft of Cannabis” campaign here.

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We’re Happy To Be In The Highlands

Come see us in Denver’s historic LoHi neighborhood at 2563 15th St (near the corner of 15th and Boulder).

“We are honored to be part of the LoHi community and have a presence in one of Denver’s most beautiful and historic neighborhoods,” said Matthew Huron, founder and CEO of Good Chemistry. “Good Chemistry was founded on the four pillars of Science, Access, Dignity and Compassion, and we’re glad to be able to provide greater access to high quality cannabis products to this special community.”

As is true with all Good Chemistry Colorado locations, when visitors first arrive at our LoHi location, they are greeted with Good Chemistry’s pioneering category system that helps customers navigate the world of cannabis across many levels by identifying strains under the Amplify, Relax, Relieve and Sleep categories.

Good Chemistry Nurseries was founded in the spirit of “Making Life Better” for those in need. We believe it’s our responsibility to give back to the community, and support the vulnerable or under served. We plan to continue this commitment on behalf of the Lower Highlands neighborhood.

We’d love to stay in touch with you so we can share product information and Good Chemistry Nurseries news and events. Fill out the form at the bottom of this page to be added to our email list.

We look forward to serving you soon.

 

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Westword: Cannabis Job Fair in Denver: Eight Companies That Are Hiring

It’s a great time to be an unemployed weed lover in Colorado: One of the nation’s largest cannabis career fairs is coming to Denver on Thursday, July 28.

Over fifty companies ranging from dispensaries to labs are hiring for more than 1,000 positions, from entry level to executive. From 2 to 8 p.m. on July 28, representatives from these companies will be recruiting new hires at Mile High Station, 2027 Old West Colfax Avenue.

Good Chemistry
Good Chemistry, a dispensary chain located in metro Denver, categorizes its strains by desired effect: amplify, relax, relieve and sleep. The website allows you to search for each of the strains grown in-house by type, effect and class; you can also check locations near you for availability of your favorite strain.


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What Does Craft Mean in Cannabis?

While some companies are racing to explode with growth in this young but booming industry, Good Chemistry Nurseries believes that careful, cultivated growth is the key to growing strong, long-term business success. Good Chemistry is dedicated to growing the finest Cannabis available, not just growing for growth’s sake. Matthew Huron, Good Chemistry Founder and CEO, is a gardener and master cultivator whose Cannabis career started due to a personal cause. The passion Matthew has for his plants is contagious and everyone in the company has caught it.

Good Chemistry Nurseries head gardeners share Matthew’s commitment to creating only the highest quality Cannabis, which has led to product and production excellence at Good Chemistry. Chief Production Officer at Good Chemistry Nurseries, Duncan Cameron, has significantly reduced the time to harvest, adding an additional cycle into the calendar year, and he has increased the available gene pool from six to more than 60 strains.
Head gardeners, Heath Byington and Scott Toland, treat the garden and the business as if it is their own. They take pride in the plants and the product that goes on the shelves. If they come across a plant that does not have the genetic qualities they are looking for, they have no problem getting rid of that plant all together to make sure that the product stays consistent and high quality throughout.

Visit either Good Chemistry Nurseries Aurora or Good Chemistry Nurseries Denver to experience the product excellence for yourself. Check out our daily flower menu including the exclusive strains of Ingrid and Mr. Good Chem, as well as the highly acclaimed Sour Diesel, Blue Dream, OGer, Durban Poison, and many others all at $30 per 1/8th. Every strain. Every Day.

Good Chemistry has also created the STATS guide to evaluating essential aspects of Cannabis. A hard copy is available at both Good Chemistry Aurora and Good Chemistry Denver, and the digital version is available for download at STATSguide.org

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What Does “The Power is in the Flower” Really Mean?

“The Power is in the Flower”

You’ve heard us say it,  but what does it actually mean? At Good Chemistry Nurseries, we strongly believe that not all Cannabis is created equal. Genetics may be stocked on shelves across the state, but their full benefits are only realized when they grown with the care and admiration we prioritize at the Good Chemistry Nurseries. If you want to grow exceptional cannabis — of the kind that can truly and consistently meet the hopes and expectations of a wide variety of people to achieve the range of experiences and effects they’re looking and hoping for, you can’t just plant it, give it water, nutrients and light, and expect exceptional results.

power%2fflower-2-1-1Despite what some may believe, Cannabis is not your typical crop. It’s so much more than a simple root, stem and bud. Cannabis is a myriad of components – a mosaic and a pharmacopeia unto itself. The hairs turn to flower, the bud is a collection of thousands of flowers and those collections become their own form. Each bud on a plant has a particular shape that’s unique to its strain and unique to the plant kingdom.

When we claim the power is in the flower, it is simply us recognizing the potential of Cannabis and owning the responsibility to make craft Cannabis a priority and brand norm. The desire to unlock the power within a Cannabis plant has driven Good Chemistry Nurseries to cultivate the highest quality Cannabis in the world. Our master growers have been perfecting the art of growing craft Cannabis for over 20 years. They combine skill, fascination and a thirst for continual learning and improvement to push Good Chemistry into the future of cultivation.

 

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Working with Veterans to bring urban gardens to life

On Sunday, July 8 Good Chemistry Nurseries joined local veterans, Endorphin and other organizations to create a new community garden on Colfax Avenue.

The project led to the creation of three beautiful new gardens off of East Colfax Avenue.  Participants learned how to properly care for raised beds, how to properly space the plants, as well as when and what to feed the plants.

Founded on the principle of “Making Life Better,” Good Chemistry Nurseries believes that advocacy can lead to change, and we believe it is our responsibility to continue to fight for underserved communities. Good Chemistry would not exist without the support and sacrifice of others, and we’re glad to have the ability to give back.

“We’re grateful for the sacrifice and service of our Veterans for our country and our community, and we’re grateful to have the opportunity to support them in their efforts,” says Good Chemistry Nurseries CEO and Founder Matthew Huron. “Thanks to all of the organizations who helped make this event a success.”

Learn more about other community organizations Good Chemistry supports here.

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