De Beque celebrates 4/20 with new marijuana mega store

Published: Apr. 20, 2018 at 5:20 PM MDT
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Many people were out celebrating the unofficial pot holiday 4/20 in De Beque Friday.

Both recreational and medical marijuana is now legal in the town, and in fact, they have more shops than grocery and liquor stores.

The latest marijuana dispensary Tumbleweed held its grand opening the same day with a line forming out the door.

"Never underestimate the power of the Tumbleweed,” said Mark Smith, CEO of Tumbleweed Dispensary.

Tumbleweed is the latest and final marijuana store allowed to set up shop in the town.

"We have 60 to 80 different strains,” said Delphena Silas, Team Lead for Tumbleweed Dispensary.

Colorado legalized marijuana for recreational purposes in 2012 and began selling in 2014.

"It's becoming a lot more accepted, it's being portrayed in a more positive light,” said Ridge Curington, Director of Retail Operations, Tumbleweed Dispensary.

Tumbleweed Dispensaries owns seven other locations across Western Colorado.

"Nobody has as much product as we have,” said Smith.

Offering at least 61 guaranteed strains and pot products.

"Gummys, we sell drinks, we sell chocolates, we sell tablets,” said Silas.

"Everything that we sell is grown here in Colorado and we probably pull from I want to sell 15 to 20 different grows,” said Curington.

In a town with multiple marijuana shops and just one grocery store.

"We've definitely noticed that the pot shops do bring in additional business to our business,” said Shanelle Hansen, Owner of the De Beque Country Store.

Tumbleweed is a budding business in town, as dozens came to check out the 4/20 deals.

"Since we've put him on medical marijuana he has had hardly any incidents of this dizzy nausea problem that he has, and its relieved a lot of his pain as well,” said Mary Lou Doak, a local caregiver.

Serving locals and those traveling through.

"Waiting for Minnesota to legal so more people can take advantage of it,” said Becky Himmelspach, customers traveling from Minnesota.

Tumbleweed staff say they have big plans for the future, they are currently working on a dog park and are going to create a farmers market this summer coming up in a few months.