Nick Diliberto is a rising star at Prima Cannabis. In a little over a year he has quickly climbed the ladder from a humble laborer in our grow to Assistant Manager of the Edgewater store. A Florida native, Nick came to Colorado in 2012 looking for new opportunities, good music and, of course, legal weed. He knows a lot about cannabis and all the fun and crazy products Prima offers, but he’s also happy to talk endlessly about metal and hip-hip or crazy artists you’ve never heard of.

What’s your name? And what does everyone call you?
My real name is Nicholas Diliberto, but everyone calls me Nick.

Where are you from?
I’m originally from Brevard County, Florida — Home of Kennedy Space Center.

What brought you to Colorado?
I came to Colorado looking for better opportunities and a fresh start, both of which I’ve found in this great state.

What’s your take on legalization?
I think legalization is an extremely positive thing and has an incredibly wide range of benefits, including being able to legally do scientific research about the benefits of cannabis.

How long have you been in the cannabis industry? How much of that time has been at Prima?
I’ve been in the cannabis industry for a bit over a year, all of which has been spent with Prima.

What’s the most interesting job experience you’ve had?
I’d say my most interesting job experience would be my time spent in cultivation. It was always an interesting and informative experience working with plants.

What occupies your time when you’re not at work?
When I’m not at work I enjoy going to metal and hip-hop shows, generally listening to music, and visiting the plethora of breweries in the Denver area.

What is your favorite way to consume cannabis? What do you use it for?
I prefer to use concentrates by doing dabs with a dab rig. I use cannabis as a way to relax.

What do you like to do when you use cannabis?
I enjoy listening to music, watching sports and browsing the internet when I consume cannabis.

What is your favorite edible we stock at Prima? Why?
My favorite edible that we currently carry is absolutely the Jade and Jane cupcakes. I like them because they’re a unique product, they taste great and they work quickly.

What is your favorite “other” product (not an edible)? Why?
I’d say my favorite product in that category would be the Live Resins we carry.

What do you see as the future of cannabis legislation/regulation?
For the future of cannabis legislation I see nationwide legalization and regulation in the next 5-10 years.

What spot, other than Prima, should someone visiting the Sloan’s Lake area be sure to check out?
I’m a big fan of picnics at Sloan’s lake and Bottles and Bitters is a fantastic liquor store with a great selection of local craft beer.

How do you recharge?
I recharge most of the time with music and looking at art I find visually appealing.

If you could pick up a new skill in an instant what would it be?
I’d love to be able to be a better artist.

If you really knew me you’d know…
I love beer.

What’s your favorite website/blog?
The website I browse most consistently is Reddit, but I also enjoy keeping up with VICE and Pitchfork.

Have you had your 15 minutes of fame yet?
I haven’t had my 15 minutes of fame until this interview.

If you were stuck on an island, what three things would you bring?
Some type of endlessly connected Spotify with an unending battery, a bag of weed and a boat.

What was the last thing you ate?
The last thing I ate was a cracker when I was walking through the back office.

What is the one thing in this world that you can’t live without?
The one thing I can’t live without is music.

I am happiest when I’m…
Drinking a great beer with great friends.

Do you have a favorite charity that you want others to know about?
My favorite charity is the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance.

Do you collect anything?
I collect vinyl records and silkscreen concert posters.