7 Healing Benefits of Cannabis



There’s a mountain of anecdotal evidence about the healing benefits of marijuana. As acceptance of the drug increases nationwide, new research will only enhance our knowledge of cannabis and its use in treating various conditions and diseases.

In no particular order, here are 7 healing benefits of cannabis:

1. Dravet’s Syndrome
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, who made news nationwide after reversing his stance on medical marijuana and issuing a public apology, changed his opinion after meeting Charlotte Figi, a 5-year-old girl with Dravet’s Syndrome. In his documentary, “Weed,” Dr. Gupta chronicled Charlotte’s struggle with a severe form epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome. Charlotte “started having seizures soon after birth. By age 3, she was having 300 a week, despite being on seven different medications. Medical marijuana has calmed her brain, limiting her seizures to 2 or 3 per month.” The high-CBD strain, Charlotte’s Web, is named after her and is used to treat other children with Dravet’s Syndrome.

2. Anxiety
For some people, especially those who have never smoked marijuana before, large doses of THC can actually heighten anxiety and paranoia. But for a large majority of those who suffer from daily anxiety, the THC and CBD found in cannabis actually reduces symptoms. A group of researchers at Vanderbilt University discovered cannabinoid receptors in the amygdala–a region of the brain that is responsible for regulating anxiety and our fight, flight, or freeze response. “The discovery may help explain why marijuana users say they take the drug mainly to reduce anxiety,” said Sachin Patel, M.D., Ph.D., the paper’s senior author and professor of Psychiatry and of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics. Those prone to panic attacks or anxiety after consuming a high-THC sativa should stick with more relaxing indica and high-CBD strains.

3. PTSD
PTSD isn’t an approved medical condition in every state with a medical marijuana program, but in states like New Mexico, PTSD is the number one reason for people to get a medical marijuana card. THC and other cannabinoids help control the system that causes fear and anxiety in the body and brain. This is particularly important for veterans–an estimated 11% to 20% of veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars (Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom) have been diagnosed with PTSD in a given year. Many veterans and medical professionals “believe that smoking pot is a better treatment for PTSD than the slew of opiates, benzos, and antidepressants that the VA uses to medicate the disorder.”

4. Protects the brain from concussions and other trauma
Football players in the NFL sustain repeated concussions throughout their career, often resulting in Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). CTE causes brain degeneration that is associated with memory loss, confusion, impaired judgment, impulse control problems, aggression, depression, and progressive dementia.

The NFL prohibits players from using marijuana, but some players are asking them to reconsider their position, citing the benefits cannabis has on chronic pain and in healing the brain after a concussion or other traumatic brain injury. In an open letter to the NFL, Harvard Professor Lester Grinspoon wrote, “Already, many doctors and researchers believe that marijuana has incredibly powerful neuroprotective properties, an understanding based on both laboratory and clinical data.”

5. Stops cancer from spreading
In 2007, researchers at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco found that CBD may help prevent cancer from spreading. CBD works by turning off a gene called Id-1. Id-1 copies itself at a rate faster than non-cancerous cells in the body, allowing the cancer to metastasize. Additional research done by the American Association for Cancer Research has found that marijuana works to slow down tumor growth in the brain, breast, and lungs.

6. Improves the symptoms of lupus and other autoimmune disorders
Lupus is a chronic disease in which the immune system becomes hyperactive and starts attacking the body, resulting in inflammation, swelling, and damage to joints, skin, kidneys, blood, the heart, and lungs. Marijuana helps alleviate symptoms of lupus, calming the immune system and reducing nausea and inflammation.

7. Reduces pain and nausea from chemo, and stimulates appetite
One of the most well-known uses of cannabis is to help treat the side effects of chemotherapy. Cancer patients suffer from pain, nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite. According to the American Cancer Society, people who took marijuana extracts in clinical trials tended to need less pain medicine. In fact, the only FDA approved use of cannabinoid drugs that contain THC to treat the side-effects and symptoms of chemotherapy and AIDS.

Small Colorado Town Reports False Positive of THC in Water Supply



Hugo, a small town located on the Eastern Plains of Colorado, made headlines last week after county officials released a warning not to drink, cook, or bathe with local local tap water because of suspected THC contamination.

Almost immediately, scientists and cannabis experts were skeptical of the news, pointing out that cannabinoids, including THC, are highly insoluble in water. “It would take more product than any of us could afford to contaminate a city water supply to the extent that people would suffer any effects,” Dr. John Fox, Lincoln County’s health officer, said in a statement Thursday.

Although marijuana is legal in Colorado, Hugo and the rest of Lincoln County have banned commercial growing, production, and retail, making THC contamination even more unlikely.

In an interview with the Denver Post, Peter Perrone, who owns Wheat Ridge cannabis testing facility Gobi Analytical, said, “There is zero possibility that there’s anything like THC in the Hugo water. You know how oil and water separate? It’s the same with cannabinoids. They’re lipophilic, which means they’re fat-loving. They would never be soluble in water. In order for people to solubilize these cannabinoids in their drinks it takes a lot of work. It takes so many steps to get a fat-soluble thing like a cannabinoid into something like a drink.”

Initial reports indicated that one of the town’s wells showed “signs of tampering” and that multiple field tests were positive for THC. The water advisory was canceled Saturday after further testing by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation revealed no traces of THC in the town’s water supply. “We are happy to report that the water advisory is canceled immediately,” the sheriff’s office wrote. “Please resume any and all water activities.”

Medical Marijuana Saves Medicare Millions of Dollars



A new study has found that states with a medical marijuana program have reduced costs to Medicare Part D, as well as reduced prescription drug use. The study, published in Health Affairs, looked at drugs like antidepressants, muscle relaxants, opioids, and sedatives for which marijuana is used as an alternative treatment.

Researchers examined Medicare Part D spending from 2010 to 2013 and found that medical marijuana saved Medicare about $165 million in 2013–if medical cannabis was legal nationwide, it would save the program about $470 million per year. 25 states and the District of Columbia currently have medical marijuana laws, a number that’s expected to increase in November elections.

As well as saving taxpayer money, the study found that the annual number of daily doses prescribed by doctors for conditions like anxiety, depression, pain, nausea, and sleep disorders, was also greatly reduced. Medical marijuana use reduced the number of painkiller prescriptions, including opioids, by about 1,800 daily doses filled each year per doctor. Unlike opioids, marijuana doesn’t carry the same risk of addiction and/or overdose.

Critics say that while medical cannabis may be saving Medicare money, patients still have to pay for the drug out-of-pocket. As cannabis is still considered a Schedule I drug–considered to have a high potential for abuse without medical benefits–insurance companies don’t cover the cost. Veterans with PTSD and other conditions risk having their benefits revoked by the VA if they choose to use medical marijuana as an alternative treatment.

In an interview with NPR, one of the authors of the study, W. David Bradford, said that should “marijuana become a regular part of patient care nationally, the cost curve would bend because marijuana is cheaper than other drugs.”

At Mountain High Suckers, our goal has always been to give patients safe access to our medical marijuana products!

Mountain High Suckers: THC Magazine Review



Earlier this year, in their April 4/20 addition, THC Magazine wrote a great review of our Pineapple Toasted Coconut Sucker. Check it out below:

“The Pineapple Toasted Coconut sucker from Mountain High Suckers is potent in both THC and CBD. First off, this lollipop looks amazing. The toasted coconut flakes are suspended in pineapple infused deliciousness. While the pineapple flavor dominates, the toasted coconut flakes are a tasty reward the more you suck. This discreet treat can be taken anywhere and is perfect for the on-the-go cannabis consumer. It takes a while for the lollipop to dissolve in your mouth, creating what I’d call a “slow-release” effect. The CBD provides a pleasant body high, while the 28 mgs of THC will leave you with more of the lingering, yet enjoyable, stoney-baloney type high. I would recommend this sucker for when you are hung-over and want to take a two-hour nap during the day. It comes on slow, but it’s strong, and it lasts the better part of a day. I enjoyed this edible, and I am excited to try the other unique flavors available from Mountain High Suckers.”

-Sam Ruderman, THC Magazine

Check out our review in the magazine right here:  Download PDF

Read more THC Magazine at: http://www.thcmag.com.

Review: Mountain High Suckers in Culture Magazine



Earlier in April, Mountain High Suckers had the privilege of being reviewed and featured in Culture Magazine!

Check out the reviews below from Culture and download a special sample of the April edition.

Butterscotch Toffee Sucker

“Mountain High Suckers is known for their array of creative suckers, like this Butterscotch Toffee Sucker. The butterscotch sucker head is a translucent light-brown color with a green hue. There are tiny toffee chunks embedded in the sucker. This medical sucker is packed with 38.49mg of active cannabinoids consisting of CBD,CBC and CBN along with just the right amount of THC. The butterscotch lollipop is sweet and syrupy and the toffee chunks help hide the cannabis flavor. Note that the small sucker has nearly four times the recreational dosage, so it’s important to make sure you don’t overdo it. The high-quality wrapping is great for sliding the sucker back into its packaging so you can enjoy the rest another time.”

Tangerine Sucker

Edibles manufacturers have been going through a lot in Colorado lately— to put it lightly—in dealing with new regulations from the state. In some cases, though, it’s ultimately been for the better. Case in point: Mountain High Suckers, who have been making a great product for years. Their new packaging, however, is as stunning as it is functional. Our THC/CBD Tangerine Sucker was a blast, and at 10mg, we were totally functional when we ate the whole thing. Those who wanted to wait could simply toss it back in the convenient new holder that comes with. The effect was exceptionally balanced yet quick acting, as most were feeling the effects within the first half hour. Reviewers with stomach issues noted how quickly it relieved symptoms while also stimulating hunger. Usually, hunger that involved more suckers.

Mountain High Sucker Lozenges

For years, the only time you heard about lozenges were from a strange man in the Alps. Fast forward to 2015 and Mountain High Suckers are making them the coolest—and not in a mentholated way. Our pack had three flavors, our favorite being the mouthwatering tangerine that didn’t leave a noticeable weedy aftertaste. Now offered for recreational users, the 10mg packs even boast a little CBD, although you’re predominantly feeling a nice head effect and body relaxation. We had two reviewers split a pack, both noting that it made them feel much better—and different—than the Ricolas they tried earlier.

Honey Dew Melon Sucker

Just about everything is better when you have a sucker, part of the reason they give them to you at the bank as they take all your money. Instead of waiting until payday, we’d recommend heading to just about any dispensary to pick up the affordable, brand new and refreshing Honey Dew Melon Sucker. While other lozenges on the market can make you feel like you’ve been sucking on hash oil for an hour, we loved its clean taste with barely any “green” flavor. With little psychoactive effect, these are perfect for someone who is looking for the healing benefits of cannabis but might be nervous trying an edible.

Cherry Sucker

No one wants to be referred to as a sucker. Not even octopii. The only good scenario is if you’re Mountain High Suckers, purveyors of fine candy treats for years, or you picked up their 10mg Cherry Sucker. Providing both THC and CBD, the cherry flavor is on point and tastes like a fresh bing cherry, masking cannabis flavor so the first lick is as great as the last. We found that one was our magic number, as the dose was a huge mood booster that had reviewers giggling half an hour later. Those with colitis and intestinal issues also heaped praise on the quick relief they felt.

 

Check out a special preview of our reviews in Culture:

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And visit Culture Magazine at: www.ireadculture.com.

Ballot Initiative Could Limit THC Potency in Colorado



The Colorado Supreme Court gave approval for a petition that would limit the amount of THC in Colorado marijuana. Anti-pot supporters of the initiative must gather 98,000 signatures by August 8 for the proposal to appear on the November ballot.

Supporters believe that marijuana–both medical and recreational–is too potent and that current packaging and warning labels are insufficient. The proposed changes to the marijuana industry would ban marijuana products with a THC potency of more than 16%. In addition, the amendment would mandate warnings printed on cannabis packaging that say marijuana’s health risks include “permanent loss of brain abilities” and “birth defects and reduced brain development.”

The average potency of Colorado pot products are 17.1 percent for cannabis flower and 62.1 percent for marijuana extracts.

Should voters approve the amendment, the new rules would effectively put concentrate and edible manufacturers out of business, as well as making many strains of flower illegal. According to a report by BDS Analytics, the proposed changes would make 80% of cannabis products in the current Colorado market obsolete.

Medical and recreational sales generated almost $57 million in taxes and fees during the first four months of 2016. Marijuana has been a boon to Colorado, funneling thousands of dollars into state tax revenue, with much of the money earmarked for schools.

Legalization opponent Frank McNulty, Colorado’s former Speaker of the House and the official counsel to the citizens who first brought on the measure, said the amendment’s potential impact on the state’s marijuana industry “doesn’t matter.”

The Colorado Health Research Council (CHRC), opposes the proposed amendment limiting THC potency, and describes itself as “a coalition of cannabis patients, caregivers, scientists, cannabis industry leaders, the business community and ordinary citizens.” The CHRC is concerned that the amendment could have a huge impact on medical marijuana patients, who often need higher THC content.

The proposed amendment is written to impact only recreational cannabis, but the CHRC claims it could also apply to the state’s medical sales — including non-resident refugees and those with conditions such as PTSD that aren’t on the state’s list of MMJ-qualifying conditions who still buy at retail pot shops.

Nevada Looks to Expand Legal Cannabis Market



This November, voters in Nevada will consider whether or not to approve the sale of recreational marijuana. The state already has a medical cannabis program, which includes eight specific conditions that qualify patients for a medical marijuana card: cancer, glaucoma, AIDS and conditions that include muscle spasms, seizures, severe nausea, severe pain or wasting.

Currently, Nevada is one of two states that allow the possession and purchase of medical marijuana from out-of-state residents. Maine recognizes medical marijuana cards from other states as long as the patient has their physician fill out a form for the state regulatory agency. Hawaii will allow qualifying patients from out of state to purchase medical marijuana on January 1, 2018.

Arizona, Delaware, Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire and Rhode Island allow patients from other states to use marijuana, but generally not to purchase it.

Polls in Nevada show widespread support for legalizing recreational marijuana. If approved, the Initiative to Regulate and Tax Marijuana would be similar to laws adopted in Washington and Colorado, which tax and regulate cannabis like alcohol. Legalization in the Silver State would permit anyone 21 or over to purchase recreational cannabis.

Proponents of the measure believe that legal recreational cannabis could create millions of dollars in tax revenue, as well as saving money spent on marijuana enforcement and prosecution for marijuana-related offenses. Joe Brezny, spokesperson for the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, estimates that the U.S. spends about $78 billion in marijuana prohibition efforts.

Tourism is big business in Nevada, but because marijuana is still federally illegal, don’t expect to be able to light up in casinos. Nevada Gaming Control Board Chairman A.G. Burnett said, “people who have a gaming license in Nevada are forbidden from violating not just Nevada law, but all other laws, including the laws of other states and federal law.” Casinos cannot currently participate in the medical marijuana industry for that same reason.

 

Mountain High Suckers is expanding into Nevada in 2016. Look for our THC-and CBD-enriched hard candies at your favorite Silver State dispensary.

Colorado Bans Cannabis Infused Gummy Bears



Starting July 1, cannabis-infused gummy bears and other marijuana edibles shaped like animals, fruits or humans will be banned in Colorado.

After approval by the state House and Senate, Governor Hickenlooper signed House Bill 1436 into law on June 10. Colorado already requires edible pot sold on the recreational market to come in serving sizes of 10 milligrams of THC, with a maximum of 10 total servings.

Supporters of the measure say the new guidelines will make pot candy less appealing to kids, as well as lowering the number of children who accidentally ingest THC-infused edibles. Michael DiStefano, the medical director of the Children’s Hospital Colorado emergency department, says that the hospital saw eight children in its emergency room who accidentally ate marijuana in 2014. Between 2005 and 2013, only eight children were admitted at the hospital for unintentional marijuana ingestion.

Opponents point out it’s the responsibility of parents and guardians to keep cannabis products out of reach of children. They say that banning certain shapes doesn’t necessarily make cannabis-infused candies any less appealing to kids, and the measure doesn’t mention other shapes, like hearts and stars. For instance, between 2012 and 2013, more than 17,000 children under 6 years old nationwide were injured due to ingestion of the candy-colored detergent packets.

High Times reports, “With many millions of edibles being sold each year in the state, the number of calls to Rocky Mountain Poison Control concerning marijuana-infused foods is markedly less when compared to other products, such as dangerous pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and household cleaning products.”

 

At Mountain High Suckers, as a “candy” style edible supplier, it has always been our goal to be clear and up front about what our products contain and to help parents, patients and recreational easily identify our suckers and lozenges/pieces as for-adult or medicinal grade products!

Cannabis Sales Hit New $117M High in Colorado



cannabis-salesColorado medical and recreational cannabis sales reached a new high in April, totaling $117.4 million worth of flower, edibles and concentrates. This is the highest monthly total since recreational sales began in 2014.

Based on 2015 sales, an analytics company found that three of the most profitable days of the year for cannabis sales are during the four days leading up to, and including, 4/20.

Despite a snowstorm that forced rescheduling the annual 4/20 rally, cannabis enthusiasts didn’t let the unexpected weather put a damper on the holiday. Marijuana dispensaries sold almost $76.6 million in recreational cannabis, an 80 percent increase from $42.4 million in April 2015. Medical cannabis sales also saw an increase in sales by 22 percent, for a total of $40.8 million.

In addition, the demand for marijuana edibles and concentrates is higher than ever. Retail sales of concentrates in the state’s medical and recreational markets surged 125% in the first quarter of this year from the same period in 2015, according to BDS Analytics. Cannabis edibles sales rose to 53%.

The record sales also mean a huge boost to state tax revenue. Colorado has three taxes on sales of recreational marijuana: the standard 2.9 percent state sales tax, a special 10 percent sales tax and a 15 percent excise tax on wholesale transfers, which is earmarked for school construction projects. The more than $5.5 million collected in excise tax is a monthly record from when recreational sales began in January 2014, and brings the yearly total to $16.7 million.

Medical and recreational sales generated almost $57 million in taxes and fees during the first four months of 2016.

Mountain High Suckers Sweet Pieces Cannabis Edibles On Sale Now!



about-headerThere’s been a lot of attention in the media lately about the therapeutic benefits of cannabis, but for many people the idea of smoking cannabis is a real turn off. For new users who are interested in exploring the benefits of cannabis, edibles are a great alternative.

Mountain High Suckers have been making infused hard candies since 2009, and we were one of the first edibles companies to include CBD in our products. Once recreational markets opened up, we wanted to offer the same canna-benefits that our medical customers receive to the recreational market.

One of our best-selling candies for recreational users are Sweet Pieces, our THC and CBD infused hard candies. Each package contains a variety of sugar free, fruit-flavored pieces. It’s an easy, discrete way to medicate, with moderate psychoactive effects and a relaxing body high, ideal for pain relief and sleep. Plus, you’ll never get too much or too little with our easy-to-dose, bite-sized pieces. Each 10 mg dose includes 8 mg THC and 2 mg CBD, totaling 100 mg in each package.

So what exactly are the benefits of THC and CBD?

There are over 60 chemical compounds in cannabis, called cannabinoids, including THC and CBD.

While THC is responsible for psychoactive effects associated with marijuana, it also has therapeutic benefits in the treatment of various conditions, including pain relief, neurodegenerative disorders, depression, and PTSD.

CBD reduces inflammation, reduces anxiety, inhibits cancer cell growth, and may even help curb addiction. By combining THC and CBD, the therapeutic benefits are increased synergistically–the total effect is greater than the sum of individual effects.

Sweet Pieces are on sale for a limited time–visit your favorite recreational dispensary, or go to: www.mountainhighsuckers.com/where-to-buy

Cannabis Industry Entrepreneurs Get Together at 3rd Annual Cannabis Business Summit & Expo



The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) is hosting the 3rd annual Cannabis Business Summit and Expo June 20-22 in Oakland, CA. As the nation’s only trade association supporting the legal cannabis industry, the event will bring together policy makers, growers, dispensaries, edible manufacturers, and ancillary cannabis businesses. Over 3,000 attendees are expected at the event, including entrepreneurs from Canada, Japan, Australia, Colombia, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Saudi Arabia, and Sweden.

Mountain High Suckers are excited to visit the Summit and network with other cannabis professionals and industry leaders. The people who go to the event aim to “gain exposure to the highest concentration of legitimate buyers and sellers in America’s fastest growing industry, all in one place.”

There will be over 30 sessions and 75 speakers, bringing attendees up to speed on topics like industry reform, cultivation management, retail management, legal issues, infused and extracted products, and more. Scheduled events include educational workshops, including: The Fine Print: Money, Law, and Your Business; Cultivation and Processing; Running Your Cannabusiness; Policy and Reform; Medical Applications of Cannabis; and Leading Edge: Emerging Topics in the Cannabis Industry.

Speakers at the event will include:

  • California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom will deliver the policy keynote address on Tuesday, June 21. Newsom, who is running for Governor of Californiain 2018, is a key supporter for marijuana reform and legalization and a high-profile advocate for the benefits of embracing a legitimate cannabis industry.
  • Numi Organic Tea CEO and co-founder Ahmed Rahim will deliver the business keynote on June 21, sharing insights into his company’s embrace of the “triple bottom line” approach, best practices in moving toward organics and fair trade, and the importance and benefits of connecting with the local community.

 

Look for Mountain High Suckers at the Cannabis Business Summit and Expo, say hi, and visit our website, www.mountainhighsuckers.com.

More information about the Cannabis Business Summit, including a full list of speakers and a detailed agenda, can be found at www.cannabisbusinesssummit.com.

Oregon Set to Sell Rec Cannabis Edibles and Extracts June 2



Starting June 2, marijuana-infused edibles, extracts and non-psychoactive topical products will be available for recreational sale in Oregon. Medical cardholders in Oregon already have access to marijuana edibles. Since October, marijuana flower, starter plants, and seeds have been available for recreational sale.

The Oregon Health Authority issued a bulletin detailing guidelines for edible sales:

  • Retail customers, who must be over 21, can buy one low-dose marijuana infused edible per day at medical marijuana dispensaries that sell to recreational customers. “Low dose” means an edible with no more than 15 milligrams of THC.
  • Non-psychoactive marijuana-based topical products, like lotions and balms, that contain no more than 6 percent of THC.
  • One pre-filled cartridge or container of marijuana extract per day. This type of product is typically consumed using a portable vaporizer device. The container may not contain more than 1,000 milligrams of THC.

The health authority’s directive expands the sale of the products to the new legal recreational marijuana market. ­Extracts and edibles sold recreationally are subject to the same 25 percent state sales tax that is applied to marijuana flowers. Agency officials said that residency would no longer be a factor for people who own a marijuana company under proposed rules the commission will take up next month.

A separate state law passed earlier this year removed the original 2-year residency requirement for recreational marijuana licensees. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) will begin issuing licenses under this law starting June 2.

Currently, more than 300 medical dispensaries are participating in the state’s early recreational marijuana sales. The OLCC has yet to issue a license for a recreational marijuana dispensary. The agency said it plans to issue its first dispensary licenses in October. By Jan. 1, 2017, all recreational sales will have to take place at OLCC-licensed dispensaries.

While we do not currently sell our products in Oregon, we support legalization and safe medical access to cannabis everywhere.

Mountain High Suckers Featured on BBC News



bbc-mhs-productsRecently, Mountain High Suckers products were featured in a BBC News article focused on explaining the legal cannabis market in Colorado to a British audience. The author begins at a Colorado based, cannabis friendly bed and breakfast and is surprised to see the scale of the amount and diversity of cannabis based products.

Other than CLEAR, a UK based cannabis advocacy group looking to legalize cannabis and modernize how its viewed in Europe, cannabis is widely unused and clearly illegal in England and the rest of the United Kingdom. Our local residents may have to forgive the sometimes amazed tone the article takes, but it can also remind us of how much our Colorado legal cannabis industry has accomplished!

Check out the full article on BBC.com here:

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-35999549

Recall: Proactive Service



Hello Everyone,

We want to take this opportunity to reach out to you and let you know how this recall came to pass and what we’re doing to prevent it from happening again in the future. Our company was notified that there was a possibility some of our products could contain pesticides not allowed for use in commercial cannabis cultivation. Our leadership considered the situation and we chose to submit samples from not only the suspect products but from every production batch we had a sample of.

This is the reason why our recall had such a high number of units involved. In the interest of transparency, we made the decision to do the right thing and test everything we could instead of just what was required. While we are saddened by the results of those tests, we are confident that this will not happen again now that pesticide testing is readily available and will be performed on everything we make before it goes out to the stores.

Thank you all for your patronage!

MHS

MHS Recall



Hello Everyone!

Today a recall is being issued on some of our medical and recreational products so we wanted to take this opportunity to address the matter and sincerely apologize to our patients and customers. A couple of weeks ago it was brought to our attention that our products may contain pesticides that have been deemed unusable on cannabis. We decided to take a proactive step and submit samples of all of our products for pesticide testing so we can help make sure that our products are safe. Going forward, we will be voluntarily submitting every concentrate batch we make for full pesticide screening before we make products. The results of the tests have come through and we ask that anyone who possesses any of our products with the following concentrate batch numbers to please dispose of them promptly and responsibly. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns!

Medical: 515, 516, 517, 518, 519 and 523

Recreational: 002 and 003

Thank you all for your patronage and have a happy new year!

Mountain High Suckers

Review: Culture Magazine



This week, Mountain High Suckers have another review out in Culture magazine!

For years, the only time you heard about lozenges were from a strange man in the Alps. Fast forward to 2015 and Mountain High Suckers are making them the coolest—and not in a mentholated way. Our pack had three flavors, our favorite being the mouthwatering tangerine that didn’t leave a noticeable weedy aftertaste. Now offered for recreational users, the 10mg packs even boast a little CBD, although you’re predominantly feeling a nice head effect and body relaxation. We had two reviewers split a pack, both noting that it made them feel much better—and different—than the Ricolas they tried earlier.

 

Kind Pain Management : Customer Appreciation Party



kind pain partyCome join Mountain High Suckers, O-Pen, craft, Apothecanna, Incredibles, Julies and more at Kind Pain Management Lakewood’s 2015 Customer Appreciation Party.

Saturday, August 29th

11am to 5pm

In the Parking Lot
2636 Youngfield St, Lakewood

Recreational Opening at GroundSwell



gs logoCome celebrate with us!

GroundSwell is proud to announce that we are now open for Recreational sales. Join us Friday-Sunday (5/29-5/31) for great specials, swag, giveaways and more! Mountain High Suckers will be there.

Check out all our weekend specials and gift packs:
www.groundswelldenver.com/grand

Review: Mountain High Suckers in August The Hemp Connoisseur



This month, Mountain High Suckers was reviewed in the Hemp Connoisseur magazine!

Edibles with CBD enriched medicine are always in demand and Mountain High Suckers has been one of the pioneers. They offer a wide selection of flavors with their hard candies and suckers. For patients who are looking for quality CBD products or looking to try edibles for the first time, Mountain High Suckers are a great option. The watermelon sucker that I tried for this review was testing at 6mg CBD, 1.2 CBN and 32.8mg THC. This was a great dose. It was level and mellow enough for daytime use. I found that the sucker started with a light body high that helped with some pains I was dealing with. I was able to stay fully function and work throughout the day. Their suckers definitely taste better than the majority of the candies on the market, which have too much of a weedy taste. A couple hours after having the sucker I did have an increase in appetite and wished I had another sucker. Patients who are looking for a discreet, low dose product to help them get through the day should consider Mountain High Suckers. www.mountainhighsuckers.com

– reviewed by Monocle Man