After voters in the city of Windsor, Colorado last November staged a citizen-initiated shutdown of the city’s medical marijuana dispensaries, one collective, founded in 2008, found a way to survive even after being forced to stop operations in May 2011.
When City Attorney Ian McCargar offered the perspective that In Harmony Wellness didn’t necessarily have to close its doors, but simply needed to step selling cannabis, it sparked an idea.
“This idea has since blossomed and inspired the reorganization and reemergence of a new In Harmony patient resource organization, called In Harmony Wellness Services, in response to the needs of the medical cannabis population,” said Tina Valenti of In Harmony Wellness.
The organization offers physician services, classes and education, select retail products, and sponsors community events and cannabis advocacy initiatives, according to Valenti.
“Current medical cannabis patients as well as those interested in obtaining a medical marijuana card are welcome,” Valenti said. “In Harmony Wellness is dedicated to becoming the central cannabis community resource center for Northern Colorado.”
“Despite the battles still being waved across the state by numerous small town governments in an effort to ban safe access to medical cannabis, the overall response to the Colorado medical marijuana program has been nothing short of overwhelming,” Valenti said. “Because of the opportunity to bear witness to the powerful and life changing effect that medical cannabis has had for so many, In Harmony Wellness has responded with an organization whose main focus is to support those who have chosen this safe effective option as medicine.”
“As a patient services and advocacy center, In Harmony Wellness will continue the tradition of assisting patients in need.”
In Harmony Wellness invites the public to their open house on Friday, September 23, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, contact In Harmony Wellness at 970-222-5555 or visit inharmonywellness.org