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


Dank by Pank: “People Always Need Kush!”

Dank by Pank – Boulder, CO Dank by Pank is an up-and-coming cannabis wholesale company owned and operated by the…

The G.O.A.T: Game-Changing Cannagar from Blunt Lyfe

G.O.A.T. Cannagar by Blunt Lyfe Are you ready for the ultimate luxury smoking experience? Look no further than the G.O.A.T.…

Tropicanna: This Succulent Strain Feels Like Paradise!

Tropicanna by 14er Boulder We’ve officially stumbled upon the perfect summer strain! Tropicanna from 14er Boulder is an intoxicatingly euphoric…

Dixie’s Birthday Cake

Birthday Cake Chocolate Bar by Dixie Brands Dixie Brands Birthday Cake chocolate bar is a cannabis-infused birthday wish come true!…

Keef Cola Sparkling

Keef Cola Sparkling by Keef Brands From the makers of the widely-known Keef Cola comes Keef Cola Sparkling, the first…


Lightshade Dispensary – Denver, CO Lightshade is an industry leader with eight stores in the Denver area. I recently stopped…

APEX: Flavorful, Discreet Distillate Cartridges

Apex Distillate Cartridges by NETA Apex cartridges, originally developed by Massachusetts-based NETA, are now available in Colorado. They are simply…

Incredible Extracts

incredible Extracts – Denver, CO It was quite a unique treat to visit the incredible Extracts garden this month! As…

Ogre Kush

Ogre Kush by Diego Pellicer You know the expression “Never go to bed when you’re angry”? Well, if you smoke…
Garden Reviews

L’Eagle Services

L’Eagle Dispensary & Garden – Denver, CO While it’s easy to get your hands on fantastic flower almost anywhere in…