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Marijuana Dispensary offers Pokemon Go! Discounts in Denver

With Pokemon Go! one of the most popular phone apps of all time, restaurants, coffeeshops, zoos, and now even marijuana dispensaries are getting in on the action, offering Pokemon Go discounts in Denver and other cities across the country as a way to help attract the droves of people young and old who are on the hunt for Pokemon. Life Flower Dispensary, a marijuana store in the Glendale area of Denver Colorado, is offering a  Pokemon Go! discount that gives players 5% off purchases of marijuana products including joints, buds, wax, shatter, edibles, pipes, bongs, dab rigs, and more. Life Flower Dispensary is the only marijuana dispensary in Denver selling to both recreational and medical customers that stays open seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to midnight, with most Denver dispensaries closing several hours earlier. There's a small catch to getting the Pokemon Go deal, though, so be sure to read the details of the offer on the printable marijuana coupon from CannaSaver, a popular marijuana couponing site based in Colorado. You'll need to actually show the budtenders your Pokemon Go! profile on the app, and they'll check your profile to see if you make the cut—only Pokemon Go trainers that are level 5 or above will get the discount!

In  Pokemon Go! your trainer level increases when you gain more experience points. Experience points are earned as you catch Pokemon, hatch Pokemon eggs, collect items from Pokestops, evolve Pokemon, and win at Pokemon gyms. According to Serebii, a website dedicated to all things Pokemon, you'll need to amass 10,000 experience points before you'll reach level 5. That's not really too hard to do. The Pokemon Go app is so addictive that most players reach level 5 within the first few days of playing the game.

Pokemon Go! is a free phone app for IOS and Android devices that represents a collaboration between Nintendo, the Pokemon Company, and Niantic.  According to an article in Quartz, the app is bringing in over a million dollars daily in sales and Niantic's revenue for this year is expected to be five times the projected amount. The main action in the game is catching pokemon and battling pokemon, but the real fun is in the game's virtual reality appeal. If your phone has the gyroscope feature, pokemon will appear on your phone screen over a video backdrop of whatever is in front of you, meaning you might very well see a Bulbasaur sitting on top of your boss's head, or spot a Charizard chilling at the local post office. People of all ages are enjoying the game, from the kids and younger adults who grew up with Pokemon, to older generations that are just now discovering the Pokemon universe. The app urges players to get out and explore the world, bringing more people to parks, art districts, museums, libraries, bookstores, restaurants, and just about everywhere!

Weed stores like Life Flower Dispensary aren't the only businesses in Denver that are utilizing Pokemon Go discounts and special events to attract more customers. The Denver Zoo andElitch Gardens amusement park both offered discounts to Pokemon Go players, and there's a massive Pokemon Go bar crawl event planned for August 20 in Denver which is expected to attract thousands of visitors to participating businesses. There are over 2000 people signed up to attend on the Pokemon Go bar crawl Denver Facebook page, with over 9000 more potential guests who are interested in the event.

With the popularity of both  Pokemon Go and marijuana in Colorado, more and more dispensaries  might decide to take a cue from Life Flower and follow suit. Who knows? Maybe you'll catch a Snorlax snoozing amidst the jars of beautiful green buds, or spot a Koffing hiding out with the handblown glass pipes and bongs! And if you happen to get a Munchlax, just take it as a sign to eat some tacos and celebrate the joys of a world where weed stores are a reality and being a Pokemon Trainer out on an adventure catching Pokemon is a livable dream.

 

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