Expert review of user experience coupled with cannabinoid potency testing and weed pics of A Cut Above - Celebrating a Decade in Colorado of Colorado Springs, CO

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This September marks the ten-year anniversary of one of Colorado’s finest establishments, A Cut Above. As pioneers, founded during the very first days of regulated cannabis, they offer a true refuge for the genuine cannabis connoisseur, with selection and atmosphere refined and perfected over the last decade. There's no B.S. here, no fluff. The bud is award-winning, and the customer service, worthy of our highest praise to those who reach out to Cannapages for store recommendations.

It can be difficult to choose a dispensary, especially when there's a handful nearby-- but here’s a secret: go where the locals go -- in this case, to the neighborhood cup winner. ACA's award shelf heralds recognition from multiple contests, ranging from High Times to the more colloquial cups held by other magazines. They’ve also received “Best of” business designation among industry peers, due to a down-to-earth vibe that is steadily rarer by the day in this new world of franchises and supply-chain cannabis.

The shelves are flush with options for everyone. There's always a wide variety of rosin and solventless hash. Their flower is consistent and out of this world, expertly-grown, flushed, and always hand-trimmed. Customers flock to store-specialties like Temple Kush, Flo OG, and Road Dawg, but there are so many choices. Best selling is Mandarin Cookies, which our own critics have called a “richly-flavored delicacy” that was akin to a “sticky donut” of a nug, covered in a “glitter-bomb of trichome dust.” That level of quality has been there since the beginning.

The store itself is a little like “Cheers,” providing hip camaraderie in laid-back environment, almost like visiting a friend. Just for stopping in the first time, you'll be treated to member-only deals (pricing is already very “kind"). There’s a personal connection--they get to know their customers by name and it shows--as nothing is more reassuring than having a budtender know what you need before you even get to the counter. Plus, they make it easy to grab ‘n go quickly, or stick around for an explanation of products like all the new CBD lines. 

This community staple is worth a visit, not only for excellent product, but for the experience. The reason we so readily recommend the store, is because of the consistently good feedback we receive from regulars: for convenience, for price, for quality of product and service. When you've found a source that squarely hits all the right marks, you stick with it for a long time--decade or beyond.

Published on September 16, 2019
A Cut Above - Celebrating a Decade in Colorado

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