Melissa Joy

Melissa was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, where she couldn’t stay out of trouble for smoking weed--especially during college. Immediately after graduating with a business degree from Elmhurst College in 2012, Melissa made her way to the safe smoking haven of Colorado, where her love for live music and music blogging eventually led her to a part-time writing position with DOPE Magazine. Melissa enjoys medicating with indica-dominant hybrids, and will never say no to a big solventless glob. When she isn’t busy writing, Melissa loves spending her time in the mountains with friends, practicing her violin, and exploring the never-ending amounts of dank breweries and restaurants in Denver.

Author's Articles


Lick iT: Not Your Average Lollipop!

Lick iT Lollipops by Canyon Cultivation There’s something nostalgic about eating a lollipop. I always thought of them as a…

It’s 4:20 Somewhere: Cannabis-Inspired Rolexes

Fin de Temps is a contemporary line of engraved luxury jewelry based out of New York City. These one-of-a-kind, weed-themed…

Sour da Vinci: Binske’s Masterpiece Live Resin

Sour da Vinci Live Resin Sugar by Binske I never cease to be amazed by the quality and aesthetic of…

GroundSwell: Unique, Boutique-Style Garden

Groundswell – Denver, CO I’ve been a fan of GroundSwell since we featured their dispensary last year. I was instantly…

Frosted Leaf: Quality Meets Customer-Friendly Innovation

Frosted Leaf – Denver, CO Kiri Humphrey wanted to create an entirely new cannabis retail experience when he purchased Frosted…

Lilu’s Garden: A Helping Hand For All Things Hemp!

Lilu’s Garden – Denver, CO Lilu’s Garden is one of the largest hemp producers in North America, founded in 2016…

Lemon Skunk: Stinks So Good!

Lemon Skunk by In The Flow I was thrilled to hear we were featuring another strain from In The Flow,…

Medamints: Reliable, Delicious Mints Perfect for Microdosing

CBD & THC Infused Medamints Since 2010 Medamints have been one of the most accessible and discreet ways to microdose…

Critical Lock Kush: Get Lost in the Sauce!

Critical Lock Sauce by West Edison Cannabis Concentrates West Edison Cannabis Concentrates offers unique, high-quality products; they’re the only company…

The Joint: Highland’s Cannabis Community Staple

The Joint by Cannabis – Denver, CO Located in the beautiful Highland area of Denver is The Joint by Cannabis,…