Josh Griggs, co-owner of Ute City Medicinals, Aspen’s third and latest medical marijuana dispensary, runs up the stairs and shakes my hand. “Sorry we’re a little late,” he says, with a chuckle: “It’s just the nature of our business!”
Griggs and his partner, Brett Nelson, are long-time locals who needed a change of work pace. They casually tossed around their business plan all summer, then decided to get serious about it this fall. Ute City Medicinals is on Main Street and confidential inquiries can be sent to: email@example.com. The two are enthusiastic about their budding new venture; the play on words is endless and so, too, is the potential for valley-wide business, seemingly enough for all three of Aspen’s new dispensaries to thrive.