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

Concentrate Reviews

Strawnana Guava: Full Flavor and Potency Minus The Solvents

Strawnana Guava Ice Sauce by Vōda Concentrates Colorado-based Vōda Concentrates produces a signature collection of solventless, live-resin extracts called “Ice…

The Green Solution

The Green Solution – Denver, CO The Green Solution is a Colorado-based, family-owned cannabis company with 17 retail locations, 700…

Space Ape: An Indica Cultivar That Is Out Of This World

Space Ape by Shift Cannabis From the passion-fueled growers of Shift Cannabis comes Space Ape, a phenomenally performing indica strain…

Mountain High Suckers

Mountain High Suckers Mountain High Suckers have been serving Colorado’s edible market with their delicious infused treats since 2009, making…

Smokin Gun Apothecary

Smokin Gun Apothecary – Glendale, CO Smokin Gun Apothecary is a female-owned dispensary in the Glendale neighborhood. Owners Deborah Dunafon…

High Grade Hemp

High Grade Hemp – Longmont, CO High Grade Hemp Seed Inc. is a Long Peaks Ranch-based CBD Genetic Company owned…

ABV Cannabis Co.

Whole Flower Pre-Rolls by ABV Cannabis Co. ABV Cannabis Co. is a Colorado-based brand who believes that cannabis and a…

THC Art: Trichome Photography Meets A Space Age Microscope

Maui-based THC Art represents the pinnacle of trichome art as it pertains to both nature and cannabis. Taking the concept…

Snow Squall: Today’s Forecast Calls for Trichomes

Snow Squall by The Green Solution Presenting Snow Squall, a delicious cross between Appalachia and The White, cultivated by the…

Terrapin Care Station

Terrapin Care Station – Longmont, CO Terrapin Care Station is one of the most recognized companies in the Colorado cannabis…