1906 New Highs Facility Tour

1906 Facility Tour

Have you ever wondered what goes into making an edible? Do you happen to love chocolate? 1906 New Highs regularly opens their facility for tours and we decided to explore. If you don’t know, 1906 is a chocolate edible company that produces such products as Midnight, Chill and as seen on CNN High Love.

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1906 kindly opened their doors for us to take a peak at all that goes into making THC infused chocolates. They’re located on the eastern side of Denver in Henderson, Co. You get a real sense of community when you walk into the 1906 facility.  The best part of 1906 is that everything happens under one roof. Peter Barsoom, the founder and CEO of 1906, has an office next to his admin. His admin resides next to the space where all the magic begins.

When you step into the lobby of 1906, you’re immediately greeted with an open interior decorated with the best of 1906. After signing the guest book, Peter and Maria (my tour guide) extended one of the warmest welcomes. While waiting for the tour begin, the office crew laughed with me over our favorite edible stories, and the chemist and I marveled at Yo-Yo Ma playing whimsically in the background. The care placed into the products is extended to the team working behind the scenes. Love. Love is the glue that holds 1906 together.

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Walk with me as we tour the 1906 facility.

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1906 chocolate facility tour

Unlike other edible companies in Denver, 1906 uses single strain cannabis for all infusions. Using single strain cannabis allows uniformity and control in your experience. Want to know which strain is used? Check the label.

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This box used the Blue Dream strain (sativa). On the side every tin or box, 1906 includes information on which strained was used during the production of the chocolate you’re about to enjoy. Extracting the strain looks nothing as I imagined. I’m not exactly sure how I imagined cannabis extract – thinking it’d be green doesn’t make logical sense either.

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In this photo, you see the single strain extraction. Each container holds all the distillates that go into the 1906 edibles. The small room next to the lobby is the area where science meets culinary. The lovely 1906 chemist plays around with THC, CBD, terpenes and plant materials. Plant materials? Yes – more than cocoa, sugar, milk, and cannabis go into the formulation of 1906 chocolate. The GO experience includes plant materials such as galango for a fast energy boost, L-theanine for calming and soothing, caffeine, and theobromine for lowering blood pressure and increased circulation.

1906 chocolate facility tour

Pictured above is a container of cocoa and plant materials mixed together waiting for its distillate. Pictured below is an used container with only a bit of cocoa left. Personally, diving into the bucket and taking a huge sniff sets the tone for the entire tour.

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Leaving the small room full of chemistry, I stepped into the room where all the magic happens. The warehouse opened up to a space clearly defined by station depending upon what’s being created, packaged, and stored.  1906 believes in creating a chocolate that doesn’t leave a footprint on our planet. Inside the warehouse, they use the same machines in order to create all the experience chocolate. Great measures are taken to ensure that all equipment is cleaned after each batch.

1906 chocolate facility tour

The chambers that hold the actual cocoa are big enough to hold an adult.

1906 chocolate facility tour

When the containers are filled, the image is memorizing. The explosion of cocoa hitting your senses almost overwhelms. You’re taken back to your childhood with all those wonderful, delicious moments of enjoying milk and dark chocolate.

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The next part of the tour took me into the section creating some Bliss – pun intended. 1906 Bliss mixes milk chocolate and peanut butter. The herbs used in the Bliss help alleviate the mood naturally being a great option for uplift your day whenever you need it. The cups are made into trays before packaged and stacked high.

1906 chocolate facility tour

All the orange trays in the photo are filled with Bliss cups.

1906 chocolate facility tour

There are THOUSANDS of Bliss cups ready to be packaged! In order to simplify the process, 1906 uses trays with the THC molded into the cup. Metal trays help create the orange trays pictured above.

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The final section of the tour lead me to the area that created the beans we all know and love. The coffee beans tumble inside a machine. As the beans turn, cocoa is poured, evenly coating the beans as they cycle.

1906 chocolate facility tour

1906 chocolate facility tour

Fun fact: I found a hairdryer casually resting on a table. Without fail, I had to inquire.

1906 chocolate facility tour

The fats and herbs added to the chocolate help create the shine we see when we open GO beans. In order to create shine and add the THC sign to each individual bean mind you, they have this hairdryer to keep the chocolate “melted.”

Insider Look:

Did you know that 1906 is rolling out a new product? Do you prefer the experience over the flavor? Does cannabis taste bad to you? This summer 1906 will roll out little micro dose tablets that can be swallowed like any supplement on the market. 1906 chocolate facility tour

Color combinations have to still be finalized however the photo above will be a close match. Each tablet reflects an experience and single origin strain distillate. Enjoy the plant without having to bypass the cannabis flavor.

 

Find all your favorite 1906 products at the Smokin Gun Apothecary. Save on your favorite edible with the NEW 2019 Smokin Gun Coupon Book available for a limited time.

 

 

Speakeasy Party/Coupon Book – The Smokin Gun Update

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Smokin Gun Speakeasy Party

Help Denver’s favorite late-night recreational dispensary, Smokin Gun, celebrate its third anniversary with a speakeasy-themed bash next door at T-Bar in Shotgun Willie’s! Guests will enjoy beats from a live DJ, a photo booth, light bites, one drink ticket, and a CBD-infused glass of bubbles to toast to Smokin Gun all while go-go dancers in Prohibition-era costumes twirl. Tour the dispensary and learn about how it pays homage to the prohibition era and war on drugs from Glendale’s Mayor, Mike Dunafon. The first 50 people in the door at T-Bar will receive a goody bag filled with awesome products and swag valued at up to $75. Prizes will be awarded to lucky guests throughout the night. As a special ‘thank you’ to all its customers, the dispensary will also be honoring the deals below:

  • 6pm-7pm Flower Collective Bubble Joints 50% OFF
  • 7pm-8pm Pax etching with Pax Pod purchase
  • 8pm-9pm Ceria (THC Beer) and Keef Cola Buy One Get One for .10 cents

This event is free, but space is limited so RSVP now to reserve your spot on Eventbrite.

 

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Smokin Gun 2019 Coupon Book

The Smokin Gun 2019 Coupon Book offers an assortment of deals and promotions designed around the on-the-go individual. No monthly commitment or credit card required, choose how you want to use the book. Take a look at some savings –>

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For only $19.99, enjoy over $200 of savings! Talk to your budtender for more details.

 

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Smokin Gun T Shirt Contest

Help the Smokin Gun design their new T Shirt. Show off your Smokin Gun or cannabis spirit with your original design for a chance to win a goody bag worth up to $250! Be sure to submit your work by June 1st to Frannie at smokingunfrances@gmail.com

 

 

420 Circus at the Smokin Gun

 

420 Denver Circus

Join us at our 420 Circus on Saturday 4/20 from 12-7p for a day filled with fun!

This year’s 420 party will be a real carnival, in fact the only thing missing will be the animals. Come rain, snow, sleet, fog or sunshine, we’ll be in the lot between Smokin Gun and Shotgun Willie’s.

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All about the DEALS!

We proud to announce that Stillwater Brands, Dixie Elixirs and Edibles, Ceria Brewing Co, Keef Brands, Mary’s Medicinals and Mezz Life are proud sponsors.

Stillwater – Spend $40 or more and get single serving Ripple for ONLY $ . 10!

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Mary’s Medicinals – Save 50% on ALL Mary’s Medicinal items from 12-7p on Saturday 4/20

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Keef Brands – Buy any Keef item (Cola or Pax Pod) and get any Keef beverage for ONLY $ . 10!

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Ceria Brewing CoAll Ceria Belgian Cannabis White Ale HALF OFF!

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The ClearSave 50% on any The Clear Cartridge or Disposable Vape Pen with any The Clear purchase

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Dixie BrandsSave 50% on any Dixie item with Dixie purchase *excludes gummies*

 

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Mezz BrandsSave 50% on any Mezz item with Mezz purchase

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420 Denver Circus

Our 420 Circus will have everything from a DJ, Go Go dancers, a magician, tarot reading, a guy on stilts, face painting, FREE admission to Shotgun Willie’s and a FREE drink from TBar and Patio.

 

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Come hungry! Steady Smokin BBQ and Hot Dog Cart will be cruising around to serve you.

 

Most importantly, this year we’re teaming up with HeroGrown – a nonprofit organization that provides alternative medicine to veterans and service personnel.

 

Come party with your favorite premier late night dispensary in Glendale, CO!

 

 

 

March Madness at the Smokin Gun

Spring officially starts 03/20! After surviving a bomb cyclone and an endless winter, end March strong. Here at the Smokin Gun Apothecary we’re ending March with madness. we have a few reasons why we deserve a grand finale:

 

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Bud Monday

Monday’s are hard and we’re finding any excuse to enjoy bud, booze and boobs. With every flower purchase – pre-roll, gram, eighth or ounce – enjoy FREE admission and Budweiser at Shotgun Willie’s. Must present receipt to redeem, so don’t forget to ask for a copy to keep for yourself.

 

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Weed Wednesday

Almost finished with the week, you need a kick-back to make it to the end of the week. Every Wednesday, spend $60 or more and enjoy FREE admission into Shotgun Willie’s. Must present receipt to redeem – don’t forget to save one for yourself. Unlike Bud Monday, up to TWO people may enjoy free admission into Shotgun Willie’s because some things are better when experienced together.

 

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Keef/Ceria Happy Hour

Everyday thru 03/31 from 7-9p, get a Keef or Ceria beverage for ONLY $.10 with purchase. Unwind in the evenings with a nice, refreshing Belgian dealcoholized white ale. From the mastermind behind Blue Moon, Ceria is the first to market cannabis beer. Now serving up 10fl oz of perfection for only $.10. You don’t have to make up excuses to enjoy much needed self care.

Prohibition Pass Perks Smokin Deals
Smokin Gun Happy Hour

If you’re looking to explore our dispensary, everyday from 7-9p, enjoy ANY Prohibition Pass deal. You can choose from the following:

  • 35% Off any product
  • $19.99 Eighths
  • $6 unlimited Full Gram Joints
  • $25 Live Resin
  • $25 Wax or Shatter 

Use the 35% Off your favorite cartridge, dab tonight with wax from West Edison, our pre-rolls make an excellent option for those on the go! The options are endless! You don’t have to wait till 7-9p everyday to enjoy deals from the Prohibition Pass. For only $19.95 / month, enjoy saving money on your time.

Glendale Business Workshop

Joining the Glendale Chamber of Commerce for a special workshop is always worth the early wake up call .

This past Tuesday, the Chamber held a special workshop on making videos. Thus one by one, local businesses gathered at the Morning Story off Holly and Leetsdale. Greetings and small talk filled the room as breakfast was served. Attendees such as Arcanum, Glendale Cherry Creek Chronicle, and Sugden Wealth Management joined guest speaker Beth Kepler with Mainstream Video Productions for her simplied process on making marketing videos. Even though dispensaries don’t traditionally participate, this day history was made.

Here at Smokin Gun Apothecary, we love to push the new normal. Marijuana is the new normal. We stand by our plant and attending workshops and joining the Glendale community, we’re continuously legitimizing the industry. Be the change you want to see. Now, more on Beth Kepler.

Beth Kepler is the Founder and Producer of Mainstream Video Products. With over ten years of video production experience, she knows a thing or two about making eye catching videos. She broke up the process to 6 simple steps  – 1) Begin with the end, 2) Decide your budget, 3) Create a plan 4) Capture your story, 5) Finish your story and 6) Distribute your video.

Kepler offers her course online available to everyone. Her services include the entire production process. As for Smokin Gun, videos are only the beginning. Marijuana is the new normal and we’re part of the change. Thank you Glendale for being the home of inspiration.

Chocolates for Valentine’s Day? You can do so much better…

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Love is in the air all because of Mary Jane. This year ditch the traditional chocolate and bouquet of flowers, and spice up your evening with some THC. Spark up romance with these Valentine inspirations.

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 Say “High Love You” with 1906’s Lover’s edition. This chocolate heart will excite both him and her with a powerful 5 aphrodisiac herb blend mixed with 10 mg THC/CBD.  Available for purchase Thursday February 14th.

Valentine Day weed chocolate Continue creating the mood this Valentine’s Day with Dixie Elixir’s Bath Soak. Infused with THC, rosemary, lavendar and cedarwood oils, this bath soak is perfect for relieving tension, especially when enjoyed together. Purchase Dixie’s Bath Soak and receive a FREE Dixie Gift Box to complete the perfect presentation for your sweetheart. On Thursday February 14th Buy any Dixie item, get the Bath Soak half off. 

Valentine Day Weed Chocolate Lastly, finish the night with something incredible. Enjoy Buy one get one half off on all Incredibles Chocolate Bars this Thursday February 14th.

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Beer NOW available at Smokin Gun!

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Introducing …. Ceria Dealcoholized Cannabis Beer

Beer! Finally beer hit the cannabis scene. Crafted by Ceria, this Belgian style white is a light and crisp brew perfect for any occasion. Completely stripped of alcohol, Ceria re-infuses their brew with THC. This delicious edible alternative only contains 5 mg of THC in a 10 fl. oz bottle designed to keep your beverage cold. As you enjoy a Expect subtle notes of blood orange and coriander as you enjoy this new twist on an old classic.

 

 

 

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Ceria’s Commitment

At Ceria we are committed to quality in everything we do. That’s why we set sky-high standards for our ingredients, our process and for the experience we deliver. We brew only the highest quality beers – always flavorful, always smooth and drinkable – and infuse them with a micro-dose of only the highest quality cannabis. For a reliable experience that lets you enjoy at your own pace, socially and responsibly.

 

Smokin Deals Worth Smoking

 

We find reasons to consume cannabis everyday and we have the deals to keep you smokin’. Whether its holistic, recreational or medicinal, give your wallet a break. Check out these stellar deals guaranteed to please everyone.

 

 

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  1. Spend $49, get a $6 gram of your choice cannabis deal save

  2. Spend $59, get a $5 joint *select strains

  3. Active or not, Military personal saves 15%

  4.  Get 3 Dixie Gummies for $62 cannabis deal save

  5. Mix or Match – Get 3 grams of West Edison wax, shatter, or budder for $75 *excludes live resin

  6. Get 2 grams Concentrated Love wax or shatter for $68

  7. Get 3 Cousin Eddie’s baked goods for $62cannabis deal save

  8. Save 50% on any Mezz items with Mezz purchase

  9. Save 50% on any Binske item

  10.  Happy Daze $99 Ounces *select strainscannabis deal save

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Green Friday Sale at SGA

Once you go GREEN, you’ll never go BLACK.

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Green Friday delivers a new take on the traditional Black Friday.  As more and more people embrace marijuana – so does it’s popularity. So what is Green Friday? What is it all about? In order to understand what’s so Green about Black, we have to understand Black Friday. Duh.

Why is Black Friday called Black Friday?

According to Kimbery Amadeo from Balance online publication, Black Friday is derived from the tradition of people in Philadelphia going out to shop the day after Thanksgiving. The mass of people shopping created such chaos in the streets and traffic that black could only accurately describe the violence and havoc an herd of people cause. Of course, engaging in strictly pure commercialism, some will protest.

Why is Green Friday called Green Friday?

According to Urban Dictionary, Green Friday takes on a few meanings. One is the strict protest of commercialism by donating to local charities. I’m skipping Black Friday this year and donating a lot of stuff to charity.

The term even took on a social, economical and political meaning. Social – desire to bring mindful practice, self-expression, experimental learning, and compassion. Economical –  promotes social identity development over economic growth and efficiency. Political – encourage a transparent and accountable law process that allows for the maximum public input in the democratic system.

But those are boring! We personally enjoy the last take provided by Urban Dictionary – a new holiday stoners celebrate the night of thanksgiving into Friday where they get high and eat all the leftovers they can.

Joey: man I can’t wait to eat this whole pumpkin pie and leftover turkey tonight

Kyle: I know man this Green Friday is about to be unreal

So get into the holiday spirit. Come to the Smokin Gun, get yourself some smokin’ deals on Mezz, Binske, Cheeba Chews, Mary’s Medicinals, and Dixie. Most importantly – pig out!

Smokin’ Good Deals

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UPDATE: Get a 6pk 1906 Pause chocolate with any 1906 purchase!

Win TWO tickets to The Dan Band

Win TWO tickets to see The Dan Band at the Summit Music Hall with the Smokin Gun and Live Nation

Simply go to our Facebook page  Smokin Gun . Like our page and tag a friend that you want to join you to the concert Friday October 12th. Winner will be announced Friday October 5th.

As seen on The Hangover, Old School, and the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Dan Finnerty started the music group covering famous pop songs traditionally sung by female artists.

Check out some of his movie performances a fan created on Youtube.  Most importantly, go to our Facebook Page Smokin Gun and tag a friend you’d like to join you to see The Dan Band Friday October 12th at the Summit Music Hall.