The Farm

Craft Cannabis from a Community with Class

Craft cannabis. What is it?
   As the founder of Marijuana Writers, I see many trends develop throughout the cannabis community, as well as the entire industry. A chic new fad sweeping through the United States, and even Canada, is a craft industry for cannabis. It’s about quality, not quantity.

   Craft cannabis doesn’t refer to a particular strain. Instead, it refers to a culture in and of itself.

   I reached out to The Farm, a recreational cannabis dispensary, and asked them for the grand tour. In a quick turn-around, I found myself scheduled for a tour with a lady named Alison. What was expected to be a short visit lasted two enjoyable hours.

The Tour of All Tours
   Upon walking into The Farm, you are greeted with pleasant wood tones and elegant glass work, emulating that of a cannabis spa. I met my host, Alison Ledden, at the dispensary. I then followed her to one of the grow locations. It was there I met Steven Lipton, the General Cultivation Manager of The Farm, and John, the head grower of the location. They introduced me to what makes them masters of their craft. The amount of care taken during cultivation and the skill level of those at hand determines the quality of cannabis once it’s produced.

   Master seed breeders and cultivators who specialize in the art of boutique cannabis play an important role in branding a new image of cannabis.  Harvesting, which consists of curing, drying, and [possibly] distributing, brings a new level of standards to the cannabis community. Everything from the quality and performance of the product, to the storefront and point of distribution is well thought out. From seed to sale every detail is accounted for.

Two Locations and Six Grows
In Boulder, Colorado, The Farm Craft Cannabis Dispensary has two locations providing both medical and recreational grade cannabis. To ensure the art of the craft is perfected, The Farm grows their flowers in smaller batches, giving them the ability to provide each plant with individual attention. By the end of it all a symbiotic relationship develops between the grower and their plant(s).

Holy-Goat-product-card  This relationship allows the plant to reach its full genetic potential by receiving the personal attention of a master grower. Craft cannabis is known to have deeper aromas and flavors compared to commercially grown flowers. Craft cannabis is for the connoisseur of this herb, or anyone who’s looking for top shelf medication.

  The Farm Craft Cannabis Marijuana Dispensary has been around 2009. They are in a new location from where they opened the doors to their original dispensary. They grew greener and bigger when they moved to their Iris Avenue location in Boulder, Colorado back in 2012. In 2014, The Farm opened their doors as a recreational dispensary. By 2015, they were voted the “Best of Boulder” for dispensaries, and just months after they also won the ‘Customer Service’ category at the Cannabist Awards.

  The Farm produces flamboyant strains such as Alpha Cow, Soma Sour Diesel, Alpha Blue, and Purple Hawaii to name a few. These are only a tid-bit of the craft variety at The Farm. The Farm primarily grows two types of cannabis, one being Craft Coco Cannabis. Craft Coco Cannabis is a technique that utilizes hybrid hydroponics. This method produces consistency combined with impeccable quality.

  Another attribute of the craft cannabis ideology found at The Farm is Craft Soil Cannabis. This delectable earth-grown cannabis produces rich earthy tones and a smooth, tasteful smoking experience. Between these two methods and the exquisite flowers they produce, it’s easy to see why Boulder, Colorado loves The Farm.

  Thank you to the entire staff at The Farm for making my trip memorable. The glass and smoking accessories you’ll find there are exceptional. If you’re in the area, a visit to The Farm is a must. Their craft isn’t the only thing incredible you’ll find there either. Their budtenders are simply blazin’ and amazin’ at The Farm.

To Learn More, Visit

Or stop by in person at 2801 Iris Avenue, Boulder, CO 80301

Dispensary hours are Mon-Fri from 8:00 A.M. – 6:45 P.M.

                                                         Sat 9:00 A.M. – 6:45 P.M.

                                                         Sun 11:00 A.M. – 6:45 P.M.

Call The Farm at (303) 440-1323

Emerald contributor since September 2015


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