June is Bike Month. Get ready for 2019 Bike to Work Day, Wednesday, June 26.

Get ready for 2019 Bike to Work Day, Wednesday, June 26.

Colorado is a premier bicycling state. To celebrate bicycling for transportation, fun, and health, Colorado has designated each June as Bike Month. At the same time, Colorado joins a nationwide effort to encourage cycling novices and enthusiasts to experience the fun and freedom of safely riding a bike to work, school, errands, and recreation.

While there will be many events around the state throughout the month, the highlight of the month is Bike to Work Day when employees leave their cars at home and enjoy bicycling to work. The number of Bike to Work Day participants has risen steadily since 1995, and due to the popularity of bicycling in Colorado, that trend is expected to continue this year.

Learn more about Bike to Work Day HERE

June is Bike Month. Get ready for 2019 Bike to Work Day, Wednesday, June 26.2019-06-25T16:33:23+00:00

GroundSwell Medical : 2010-2018

GroundSwell Medical : 2010-2018

To our patients, neighbors, and community,

Since opening the doors to our Medical shop in 2010, we have always held firmly to our beliefs about the medicinal properties of cannabis and made it our mission to facilitate access for those in need. Our primary goal in expanding into the Recreational market was to reach an even broader audience and include those who wouldn’t qualify for a Medical card. We believe that no matter which side of our store you frequent, cannabis is medicine for everyone and our life’s work is to help as many people as possible learn about and benefit from its healing properties.

Due to unfortunate licensing policy changes by the City of Denver, on November 30, 2018 GroundSwell will close the chapter on our Medical license. We will continue to serve our Medical patients through our Recreational product offerings while honoring the price points they would expect by offering a 25% discount to all medical card holders. The majority of our Medical products have Recreational counterparts that are virtually identical, and we’re proud to uphold our standards for the products we offer across the board. We’ve also made arrangements so the few Medical products that do not have a comparably-dosed option (most notably, ioVia tinctures and creams) will be available at nearby locations we trust to take care of our patients. We recommend Verde Natural on Colfax for patients looking for an alternate Medical shop.

Our GSCS program will carry over any points accumulated and the rewards will be available to redeem at any time. We’re confident in our ability to continue to serve our Medical patients in the caring and conscientious manner they expect from our GroundSwell staff while providing industry-leading products and flower.

We regret any inconvenience this causes and we’re committed to making this transition as smooth as possible for our Medical patients. Our management team is available to answer any questions or concerns. We’re looking forward to continuing to serve you with the same care and service in the years to come.


With our deepest warmth,

The GroundSwell Team

GroundSwell Medical : 2010-20182018-11-30T16:52:22+00:00

GroundSwell’s November Coat Drive – Donate a Coat, Get 15% Off

GroundSwell’s November Coat Drive – Donate a Coat, Get 15% Off

It’s getting cold out there, and staying warm is a lot harder for those in need.  At GroundSwell, we’re committed to serving our community as well as our patients. That’s why we’re holding a November Coat Drive during the entire month of November! Bring in any winter coat in good condition, and we’ll give you 15% off your order. Join us in helping to give back to our community!

GroundSwell’s November Coat Drive – Donate a Coat, Get 15% Off2018-11-02T13:35:43+00:00

12th Annual Boo and Brew on Colfax Avenue

12th Annual Boo and Brew on Colfax Avenue

The 12th annual Boo n’ Brew, hosted by the Bluebird Business Improvement District will once again take over Colfax Avenue between Josephine and Colorado Blvd. on Saturday October 27th.  The event is two parts – one-part Kids and Family fun, from 1-4pm and one-part Adult self-led Halloween bar crawl. From 1-4pm Colfax will come alive with the cutest costumed kiddos, a family friendly block party, complete with trick o’ treating at more than 20 Colfax Businesses, live music to keep moving, pumpkin decorating, a bouncy castle at Tiger Kim’s, face painting and MORE!  Later that day, Boo n’ Brew welcomes back the adults (or maybe just don’t ever leave?!), for a Spooktacular bar/restaurant crawl.  Participating businesses will offer the best drink specials in town, live music, costume contests and more. It is an opportunity to meet, greet, celebrate fall and say hi to neighbors and business owners alike!

More details at the Bluebird District website >>

12th Annual Boo and Brew on Colfax Avenue2018-10-26T09:30:25+00:00

The 15 Best Marijuana Dispensaries in Denver

The 15 Best Marijuana Dispensaries in Denver
Having trouble deciding which dispensary in Denver to visit? Here are a few of our favorites.

By Katie Shapiro

Welcome to Denver—ground zero of the green rush. At the end of the first year of recreational cannabis sales in 2014, there were 147 licensed retail stores in Colorado. Cut to five years later and it’s hard to imagine that cannabis was once illegal here, with 529 licensed retail stores in the state (as of May 2018). The majority of our picks are the OGs of Denver’s medical marijuana dispensary scene, first opening their doors in 2009, and since expanding their cannabis offerings for patients and recreational consumers alike.

For visiting cannabis enthusiasts, a dispensary is always on the itinerary, but with an overwhelming number of options, it’s hard to know where to even start. And for all canna-curious newbies, finding a shop that employs a staff with expert-level knowledge is essential in navigating ever-growing menus of flower, edibles, topicals, concentrates, and accessories. Here are the 15 best recreational marijuana dispensaries in Denver that’ll make your time in the Mile High City even higher.

Cannabis Station
“Fill up on Diesel” at this funky former gas station turned downtown dispensary.

Located in the heart of downtown Denver in a former gas station adorned with graffiti art, it’s the perfect pitstop before catching a Rockies game at Coors Field or a night out on the town. Owned under the Rocky Mountain High umbrella with seven locations across the state, its flower is award-winning. In fact, they just took home a 2nd place trophy for “Best Colorado Sativa Flower” at the High Times U.S. Cannabis Cup in Denver.

Colorado Harvest Company
Multiple Locations
With a pair of industry bigwigs behind it all, the power of its flower speaks for itself.

Cannabiz pioneers, Tim Cullen and Ralph Morgan, founded Colorado Harvest Company (formerly Evergreen Apothecary) in 2009, now holding 36 state and local licenses in Colorado. They also happen to be the brains behind the best-selling vaporizer brand, O.penVAPE and the nation’s largest organic hash oil production company, OrganaLabs. Inside any one of their three Denver area retail stores, you’ll find a minimum of 20 freshly harvested strains on shelf that are organically cultivated in three innovative facilities totaling 55,000 square-feet. Customers praise the always-friendly staff and the expert-level of knowledge they drop from behind the corrugated metal bud bar. The Yale location is worth the trip from downtown, where you can step inside their own branded Volkswagen “magic bus” for a selfie.

Diego Pellicer
A sleek, high-style space is matched with high-quality flower.

Diego Pellicer leans on luxury for the consumer experience with affordable pricing for premium products. Its concierge-style level of service from its staff of “marijuana sommeliers” stands out and earned employee Gladys Solis the honor of “2017 Budtender of the Year” at the 7th Annual Cannabis Business Awards. The boutique, which has an equally as beautiful second location in Seattle, also took home trophies for Executive of the Year, Manager of the Year, and Retail Store of the Year.

Good Chemistry
Multiple locations
Responsibly cultivated cannabis that’s broken down for shoppers into “effect categories” (Amplify, Relax, Relieve or Sleep)

Its 3,600-square-foot flagship store opened on Colfax Avenue as one of Denver’s first higher-designed, state-of-the-art dispensaries. Since then, two more locations (Aurora and South Broadway) have opened and the company’s signature color-coded “effect categories” of recommended uses (Amplify, Relax, Relieve or Sleep) guide customers toward an experiential-focused product selection process steered by a knowledgeable staff. More than 60 strains of flower, extracts and concentrates are cultivated under the Good Chemistry Nurseries umbrella, whose products are also available in select Nevada retailers. Founded in the spirit of “making life better” for those in need, Good Chemistry is also committed to giving back, officially supporting ONE Colorado, Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods, Denver Police Brotherhood, Comitis Crisis Center of Aurora, the Harm Reduction Action Center, the Aurora Police Association and more.

Green Dragon
Multiple Locations
Homegrown in the High Rockies since 2009 with 12 Colorado-proud locations.

With a state-of-the-art grow facility at its Glenwood Springs-based headquarters (and a second in Denver), Green Dragon produces premium flower for its 12 Colorado locations the state. A selection of Green Dragon exclusive strains, which come in precise, plastic sealed to-go packs (making transactions faster than most dispensaries) line the wall behind the counter cases where you can also find a deep collection of Colorado’s leading edible, concentrate, and topical brands. Locals and tourists alike keep coming back for competitive prices and freebies from its loyalty VIP program. Beyond the Denver metro area locations, you can also follow the Green Dragon to ski country and stock up at outposts in Aspen, Breckenridge and Telluride before shredding the gnar.

The Green Solution
Multiple Locations
This ever-expanding chain sets the customer service standard with concierge-level attention to shop through an extensive product selection.

Although it’s family owned-and-operated by Colorado natives, The Green Solution (TSG) has grown into one of Colorado’s largest dispensary chains with 16 locations in the state. Their award-winning (the current tally is at 70 and counting), premium flower is available in six tiers: Private Stock (competition-grade), Feature (particularly phenomenal harvests), Top Shelf (the perfect balance of quality and price), Store Special (high quality flower for limited time discounted price), Value (smaller buds) and Ground (residuals from trimming that are ready to roll). At its 20,000 square-foot facility in Denver, TSG also produces a signature line of concentrates, Nectar Bee. Traveling west on I-70 when in town? Be sure to exit at Silver Plume for a stop in TSG’s official outlet store where everything, yes everything, is deeply discounted.

City Park
Committed to improving the Colfax Avenue community through cannabis.

With a vision to create a neighborhood resource focused on responsible cannabis use and its medicinal benefits, the GroundSwell team has deep roots in the community—both living in the area and producing large-scale events for the Bluebird District for the past ten years. Dedicated to providing clean cannabis products from its own offsite organic cultivation facility, its boutique space offers a tranquil respite from “the longest, wickedest street in America.”

The Herbal Cure
Washington Park
When T.H.C. are the initials, it has to be on point.

This log cabin-esque depot has a “Cannaboose” on the property—in the form of a 1927 train car the owners inherited when they purchased it in 2010. The cool factor continues to the back of the building, which rotates with commissioned, custom graffiti murals by local artists. Inside, you’ll find exotic strains—only $20 an eighth all day, every day. “The Cure Crew” is a tight-knit team, and they shine when it comes to their customers.

Kind Love
A medically focused staff shares knowledge for all cannabis consumers.

Led by a team of longtime industry experts, Kind Love has a large selection of the highest profile product portfolios on the market across all categories. For a try at growing your own, grab a seedling from the Clone Bar—a rare offering in Denver’s dispensaries. Customers love the “Kind Club Loyalty Program” where members earn points for rewards good for everything in the store. Bonus: they’re open later than most other dispensaries, until 11:45 p.m. (seven days a week) to accommodate busy schedules or wild weekends.

L’Eagle Services
Santa Fe
The first and only adult use indoor grow in Colorado to achieve Clean Green Certification—an initiative modeled after the USDA National Organic Program.

With a long list of awards and accolades, L’Eagle Services has set the standard in organic cultivation practices since its opening in 2010 in an industrial park near downtown. Its stellar budtender staff runs the recreational retail space on-site making its flower and in-house cured concentrates among the freshest you’ll find in town (or anywhere). Co-owner Amy Andrle is a founding member of the Cannabis Certification Council, a Denver-based non-profit that independently certifies cannabis products as “Organically Grown and Fairly Produced.” You can find hard-to-find-clones here, too.

LivWell Enlightened Health

Multiple Locations

Run by a team of scientists, farmers and experts, this chain is committed to quality and powered by an unwavering passion for the plant.

Education, responsibility, and enlightenment are the ethos of LivWell, a family owned chain of clean, bright boutiques. Founded in 2009 “with one little clone and one very big dream,” LivWell has grown to seven stores in the Denver metro area with a total of 14 statewide (including one more in Springfield, OR). In addition to stocking their own lines of award-winning flower and specialty label concentrates, edibles and topicals, LivWell is also choice among celebrity-backed brands like Leafs by Snoop and Willie’s Reserve. Their dedication to elevating the industry goes beyond the dispensary, too, through philanthropic arm, LivWell Cares, which works with a host of organizations where it operates to raise funds and cultivate community.

Native Roots
Multiple Locations
A celeb musician favorite, it’s usually the first stop on a Denver tour stop.

What began as a medical dispensary on the 16th Street Mall in 2013, Native Roots’ signature black and white pop-art graphics mark the spot at each and every one of its 20 shops across the state (and counting). Now considered one of the largest chains of marijuana shops in the US, its crew of homegrown owners have blazed a trail for the entire industry. Modern, bright displays showcase signature strains, concentrates, and the pioneers in the product space from Mary’s Medicinals and Apothecanna, to Sweet Grass Kitchen, to marQaha. And picking up a pack of Native Roots Shorties (five mini joints) for party favors is a must.

Natural Remedies
A.K.A. “Natty Rems”—a four-time High Times Cannabis Cup winner.

Family-owned-and-operated, Natural Remedies opened in 2009 as one of Denver’s first 20 medicinal cannabis dispensaries, its loyal customers continue to hit “Natty Rems” for its award-winning flower and in-house concentrates line of CRx, cultivated by hand in two offsite warehouses totaling over 30,000 square feet. In the downtown shop, you’ll find a smart staff behind the curated counters filled with edibles, topicals, accessories, and CBD products along with more than 20 strain varieties on rotation. Pro tip for picks: Gorilla Glue (hybrid), Bob Saget (sativa), and Natty Rems OG (indica).

Sacred Seed
University (DU)
This mom-and-pop shop is beloved for its hand-cultivated landrace strains.

A collection of some of the most exclusive cannabis in the country, Sacred Seed more than merits its name offering true landrace strains, all of which are procured from seed—not unreliable clone stock. With a focus on elevating wellness, the self-proclaimed “mom and pop shop” cultivates its grow operation by hand and infuses its own line of waxes, shatter, crumble, and oils under the label of Sacred Seed Pharms. The college coeds in the neighborhood head here for its spirited staff, competitively priced menu, and monthly discount specials.

Simply Pure
Pot, politics, and food is what they do at this forward-thinking cannabis company.

Opening the first black-owned dispensary in Denver, entrepreneurs Wanda James and Scott Durrah are also military Veterans, so extensive education and advocacy is at the forefront of Simply Pure. As one of High Times 100 Most Influential People in Cannabis last year, James, in partnership with her husband Durrah, are paving the way in a movement that extends way beyond their elevated retail experience. Among their multiple business endeavors in the industry over the years, they got an early industry start in 2009 as hosts of “Creative Cooking with Cannabis“ to sold-out audiences in the Denver area (long before canna-chefs were a thing) and are rolling out a new schedule come summer.

See the original article at High Times Magazine.

The 15 Best Marijuana Dispensaries in Denver2018-07-05T11:45:45+00:00

The Rolling Stone Guide to Legal Pot: Colorado

The Rolling Stone Guide to Legal Pot: Colorado

As the first state to roll out legalized weed, Colorado has a thriving dispensary culture – and the new trend is sustainable products

The Rolling Stone Guide to Legal Pot: Colorado2018-07-05T11:49:06+00:00

Marijuana Shops Prep for Super Bowl Sales Blitz

Marijuana shops prep for Super Bowl sales blitz

DENVER — Marijuana stores across the country are bracing for one of their biggest sales weekends in history: The Super Bowl.

While the annual football festival is traditionally associated with beer and liquor, pot is quickly gaining ground. Fans say marijuana provides an alternative way to celebrate — without the hangover.

“You can be social, have a good time and still be a human being and go to work the next day,” said Justin Bishoff, manager of the Denver-based GroundSwell cannabis dispensary.

Cannabis sales leaped 40% last year on the Saturday before the big game and this year could rise even higher thanks to California’s recent legalization of recreational marijuana, according to Green Bits, which runs sales systems for more than 350 dispensaries in six states and compiled stats for USA TODAY.

“The Super Bowl is like any other large social event: people getting together,” said Green Bits CEO Ben Curren. “Whenever there’s a large social event we see an uptick in purchases.”

Last year, the average purchase at a marijuana store rose from $100 to $140 on the Saturday before the game, with much of the spending coming in the form of marijuana-infused snacks known as edibles, or in cartridges for vape pens, Green Bits found.

Fridays are typically the busiest sales days as consumers stock up for the weekend, and April 20 remains the biggest sales day of the year, as 4/20 is traditionally when millions of marijuana enthusiasts across the country light up in public. Other popular shopping periods include the days before Thanksgiving and Christmas, and the day after Thanksgiving, which cannabis retailers dubbed “Green Friday.”

Nine states — Colorado, Alaska, California, Nevada, Vermont, Oregon, Washington, Massachusetts and Maine, plus the District of Columbia — permit recreational marijuana use, although not all of them allow sales in stores. Minnesota, which is hosting the big game, does not permit recreational use.

Searches for Super Bowl-related deals are already increasing on platforms like Weedmaps, which helps customers find marijuana stores near them. Cannabis stores are forced to rely on non-traditional advertising venues because few television stations or newspapers will accept advertising over fears it might make them a target of federal agents.

Weedmaps is highlighting Super Bowl specials in Arizona, Michigan and California, with more expected closer to game day. At Denver’s GroundSwell, workers are offering deals on marijuana-infused sodas, riffing off the beer-drinking culture of the Super Bowl.

Anheuser-Busch is a major supporter of the NFL through the advertising it buys on the television networks carrying the games. And alcohol in general is big business during the game: Nielson reports beer, wine and spirits sales average 9-11% higher in the week before the Super Bowl.

In Las Vegas, marijuana store Blum is offering a special deal on Super Bowl day itself: Buy $30 of marijuana, get $8 more for just a penny. Until then, the company’s four Nevada stores are running a Super Bowl-related raffle, said Mikel Alvarez, vice president of retail operations for TerraTech Corp., which owns Blum. Alvarez said he’s also working with the company’s two California stores on Super Bowl-related specials.

“We’re having some fun with it,” he said.

Like many other marijuana experts, Alvarez said the increasing acceptance of cannabis, especially in the form of edibles, is driving up consumption in social situations.

“You go out with friends and it’s amazing how many people aren’t drinking as much. They’re using cannabis instead,” Alvarez said.

Of course, not everyone is a fan of higher marijuana sales around the Super Bowl, or any other time, for that matter. Kevin Sabet, who runs the anti-legalization group Smart Approaches to Marijuana, argues that increasing normalization is a bad idea, and Americans should be trying to reduce their use of mind-altering drugs, no matter the form in which they come.

“People are naïve if they think legalization is about these lofty goals often spoken about on university campuses or mass protests. In reality, legalization is about what is spoken about in Wall Street board rooms: money, money, and more money,” Sabet said. “This whole movement to legalize has enriched an industry looking to normalize and profit from heavy use of their products. It’s like we’re seeing the Big Tobacco car crash happen all over again in slow motion.”

Marijuana Shops Prep for Super Bowl Sales Blitz2018-07-05T11:51:56+00:00

GroundSwell Cannabis Boutique: Raising the Bar for Style and Quality

GroundSwell Cannabis Boutique: Raising the Bar for Style and Quality

GroundSwell Cannabis Boutique – Denver, CO

The Place:

As you make your way up or down East Colfax in Denver, GroundSwell sticks out like a sore thumb—in the best way possible. If you think the exterior looks nice, just wait until you step inside! Keep in mind, there’s additional parking behind the building, a huge bonus when driving on a busy street like Colfax. The moment we arrived, I felt at home. In fact, if I ever own a house, I want to hire GroundSwell’s interior decorator! From the modern, wooden walls to the suspended product shelves and minimalist edible displays, everything about this dispensary is elegant. I was even told they plan on expanding the area near the med side of the shop to host events featuring local art galleries and musicians.

GroundSwell Cannabis Boutique - Denver, CO

The Product:

I instantly fell in love with the flower at GroundSwell. They grow their plants in retrofitted storage containers customized to accommodate various environments, all based on the strain being grown. A handful of strains that stood out to me: Purple Cotton (insert drooling face emoji here); Cherry Lime (AKA, a one-way ticket to Flavortown); and their Oteil’s Egyptian Kush, a collaborative strain between GroundSwell and Oteil Burbridge, Grammy-winning bassist from the Allman Brothers Band and Dead & Company. Their concentrate selections are equally as prime, and they’ve managed to narrow down their edible selection to only the best of the best. Sometimes too many options can be overwhelming, so I appreciate their curation.

GroundSwell Cannabis Boutique - Denver, CO

The People:

GroundSwell has been a proud, active business in the Bluebird District for over a decade, and has proved to be a positive influence in the community. Their mission is to ensure each person who walks through the door feels valued and cared for, and that your needs—no matter how big or small—are thoroughly met. One of their claims to fame is GroundSwell’s sister company, ioVia, and their award-winning THC- and CBD-infused tinctures and transdermal creams. These products are loved by both locals and staff alike, and are an exclusive form of medicine that keeps patients coming back for more. I usually don’t mention member incentives, but the prizes at GroundSwell are too good not to share! Customer loyalty points can earn you anything from a free chillum to $100 in store credit to a whitewater rafting trip for two!

Read the original article here.

GroundSwell Cannabis Boutique: Raising the Bar for Style and Quality2018-07-05T11:53:33+00:00

Leafly List: The Best Cannabis Dispensaries in Colorado, Winter 2017–2018

Leafly List: The Best Cannabis Dispensaries in Colorado, Winter 2017–2018

Posted By Leafly Staff


Winter 2017

The Leafly List ranks the top dispensaries and retail stores in each of the major North American cannabis markets every quarter. This region-specific version is designed to provide helpful, community-based information for cannabis consumers looking for the most relevant dispensaries in Colorado. It highlights the most talked-about locations in the state based on customer feedback metrics* and reviews of each location’s quality, service, and atmosphere. Check out the Leafly List FAQ 
for more information on how dispensaries are ranked.

The Leafly List is based on 100% objective customer feedback and data collected by Leafly. Businesses CANNOT pay for a spot on the list.

1. Highland Health – Trinidad 

Trinidad, CO 

Highland Health Trinidad Colorado Marijuana Dispensary — Leafly List Spring 2017
(Courtesy of Highland Health)

Highland Health packages their cannabis at the time of sale to ensure that their customers take home the freshest, highest-quality flower possible. Their commitment to helping their community of patients and customers is obvious; in fact, they’re so driven to help folks get the relief they need that they’re willing to send them to other dispensaries in the area if they aren’t able to procure specific products visitors are looking for.

Index: 92.12

What to BuyCanyon Lands Infused Chocolate Bar 
from Blue Kudu 

What People Are Saying:

“Hands down, the best dispensary in a 50 mile radius. They have honestly the best bud and concentrates in town plus the price is amazing! They have 2 gents by the name Teddy & Lucas, between them two they’ll definitely take care of you. I’d recommend this place to anyone passing through Trinidad” —MoJo915 

2. Ballpark Holistic Dispensary 

2119 Larimer Street Denver, CO 

(Courtesy of Ballpark)
(Courtesy of Ballpark Holistic)

Ballpark Holistic Dispensary is located in the heart of downtown Denver, just two blocks from Coors Field. It caters to a wide variety of holistic needs and serves both medical and recreational consumers, offering an expansive menu and free parking across the street. Visit its Leafly menu 
to pre-order your favorite strains.

Index: 88.8

What to BuyLive Nectar 
from Harmony Extracts 

What People Are Saying:

“Absolutely amazing!!! Super helpful and they know what they’re talking about! very organized as well. Jessica was the best and most informative budtender I’ve ever met in any dispensary. I would definitely ask for her for help.” —alaetracruz 

3. Lightshade – Dayton 

Denver, CO 

(Courtesy of Lightshade Dayton)

Lightshade’s Dayton location offers many of the same high-quality cannabis products associated with Lightshade’s other Denver-area locations, along with its own unique take on a passionate, professional team of helpful staff. Leafly reviewers appreciate their daily deals, convenient location, and large selection of flower, concentrates, edibles, and more.

Index: 87.2

What to BuyCBD Muscle Freeze 
from Mary’s Medicinals 

What People Are Saying:

“A wonderful experience from start to finish! Great products and the staff could not possibly be more knowledgeable or friendly! Lightshade is everything you could possibly hope for and more!” —RSCHMIDTMAN23 

4. Lightshade – 6th Ave 

745 East 6th Ave Denver, CO 

Lightshade - 6th Avenue medical marijuana and recreational cannabis dispensary in Denver, Colorado
(Courtesy of Lightshade – 6th Avenue)

Established in 2011, Lightshade is known for its high-end genetics and potent cannabis. Among four locations, the 6th Avenue store stands out for offering a wide selection of product and outstanding service.

Index: 87.16

What People Are Saying:

“Came for the deals, came back for the bud, kept coming back for the large variety of selection. Also, definitely one of the most convenient parking setups in downtown Denver.” —intolprog 

5. Rocky Road Remedies 

Colorado Springs, CO 

(Courtesy of Rocky Road Remedies)

At their original location, Rocky Road Remedies serves up high-quality medical cannabis to the fine people of Colorado Springs. Patients love the team of sincere staff at Rocky Road Remedies, who each go out of their way to listen so that they can make thoughtful, tailored product recommendations.

Index: 86.24

What People Are Saying:

“In all the dispensaries in Colorado, I put my life in the hands of the most loving staff and the best products in Rocky Road Remedies Original. Their concentrates in particular are absolutely incredible.” —GreenSchmo 

6. The Joint – Denver 

4735 W. 38th Ave Denver, CO 

The Joint Marijuana Dispensary Denver Colorado November Leafly List
(Courtesy of The Joint)

The Joint serves medical and recreational cannabis consumers alike from its location on West 38th Avenue near downtown Denver. Its signature strain offering, Voodoo 
, is always on the menu, and keeps patrons coming back for more.

Index: 86.04

What People Are Saying:

“This place has everything you need to get your mind and body going on your visit to Denver, located in a convenient area of the city with many places to eat or drink around, and has some of the best deals on the finest quality product. Be sure to check it out!” —MerlynC 

 7. Diego Pellicer – Denver 

Denver, CO 

(Courtesy of Diego Pellicer Denver)
(Courtesy of Diego Pellicer Denver)

Customers are blown away by Diego Pellicer’s unique and well-appointed layout, which feels more like an art gallery or trendy restaurant than a dispensary. While the ambiance is swanky, the budtenders at this beautiful storefront couldn’t be more down-to-earth: They’re always willing to take the time to answer questions to help customers find the perfect strain.

Index: 85.16

What People Are Saying:

“We found Diego Pellicer to be one of the most well stocked and informative dispensaries. The top quality product and little found “gems” of hard to find items has made it a regular stop. Carly was knowledgeable and friendly while taking the time to answer all the questions we had. The atmosphere is of a high class shopping experience with your own personal shopper. I love that the art changes bimonthly.” —Urthat1chick 

 8. Altitude East Colfax 

Aurora, CO 

(Courtesy of Altitude East)
(Courtesy of Altitude East Colfax)

Altitude’s ‘Frequent Flower Miles’ loyalty program offers special perks for members like double-points days and exclusive email offers as well as points for every dollar spent. While the rewards are nice, Leafly reviewers are most excited about Altitude’s friendly staff and wide selection of quality products.

Index: 85.04

What People Are Saying:

“Amazing people, bud and prices. Plus some of the best budtenders around. Super helpful and always remember reoccurring customers.” —LaurenAsh93 

9. House of Dankness 

Denver, CO 

(Courtesy of House of Dankness)

House of Dankness’s bright and clean, black and white interior is thoughtfully designed to easily cater to both med and rec consumers, but their commitment to serving everyone goes beyond interior design: This Denver dispensary offers a loyalty program as well as medical membership, allowing medical and adult-use regulars to earn points and prizes.

Index: 84.8

What People Are Saying:

“I just have to rate this place again, because I literally love this place… like Disney land it makes me super happy every time and the staff is super knowledgeable and friendly. I just joined as med member and was the best decision I made choosing them as my caretakers for mmj. Thanks guys! Check out LeeRoy, Venom, Commerce, Tangerine Kush has the most amazing flavor as well as purple swish!! Thanks over and over again Scott!!!!” —Smokinsince95 

10. Infinite Wellness Center – Ft. Collins 

900 N College Ave Fort Collins, CO 

(Courtesy of Infinite Wellness Center)
(Courtesy of Infinite Wellness Center)

Infinite Wellness Center stands on three pillars: offering the best products, with the best prices, and all with the best service. Its professional environment is matched by its competitive pricing that offers affordable options for consumers of every income level.

Index: 84.4

What People Are Saying:

“I would like to thank all of the Bud Tenders that have assisted me on my visits. Knowledgeable and answered all my questions. Price wise for me is good, i recently relocated from, St Louis and it nice to able to purchase quality products, for a fraction of the price. It also an honor for each time I have been to the Store have the bud Bud Tenders, thank me for My Service as a disabled Veteran.” —roguemedic 

11. The Green Joint – Parachute  

Parachute, CO 

(Courtesy of The Green Joint)

This cute shop is located just 30 minutes from Grand Junction and is a favorite among locals and tourists alike. The Green Joint’s team of helpful staff are great at recommending strains based on preference, intended activity, and tolerance level, and customers love their generous daily deals.

Index: 83.96

What People Are Saying:

“Stepping inside one might think they’ve found Valhalla. Alas, Odin is on vacation​ and Thor can’t find his hammer. But fear not weary traveler! Search out John and bask in the glory of his abundant knowledge. With his guiding hand, find your succor here.” —vintagepimpage 

12. GroundSwell Cannabis Boutique 

Denver, CO 

GroundSwell Cannabis Boutique Colorado Marijuana Dispensary — Leafly List Spring 2017
(Courtesy of GroundSwell Cannabis Boutique)

Located conveniently in the Bluebird district of Denver, GroundSwell is popular among medical and adult-use patients alike. Their state-of-the-art rewards program allows members to skip the line by preordering their favorite strains and products, as well as earn points for each purchase that can be redeemed for awards, savings, or swag.

Index: 83.56

What People Are Saying:

“This is, hand down, my favorite spot in Denver for high-quality Cannabis, in all of its forms. The staff is extremely friendly and extensively learned not only in products but the art and science of cannabinoids as well. They do a great job curating top-notch edibles, extracts, and flower; both from in-house and elsewhere. Love the selection of high-CBD products. Can’t recommend GroundSwell enough, whether you’re a connoisseur or curious and looking for guidance. The fact that it’s in my neighborhood, and I get a sweet discount, is an added bonus! :D” —JonnyCreative 

13. Altitude East Denver 

Denver, CO 

(Courtesy of Altitude East Denver)

Altitude’s “Frequent Flower Miles” is not only one of the best-named rewards program in town, it’s also very generous! Regulars earn points that count towards free cannabis or store credit with every purchase and receive exclusive, members-only daily offers and specials. Plus, the staff at this East Denver location are celebrated for their compassion, warmth, and cannabis savvy.

Index: 83.48

What People Are Saying:

“Altitude Denver east is amazing. Great bud tenders, excellent shatter & wax for 25 out door can’t beat for quality. Love this place my main Dispensary” —BlayRay 

14. The Lodge Cannabis – Federal 

Denver, CO USA 

(Courtesy of The Lodge Cannabis)

If The Lodge lacks anything in terms of its physical footprint, it more than makes up for its small size with its large selection of cannabis and hemp-derived CBD products, as well as its team of top-notch staff, who do an exceptional job at being laid-back, professional, cheerful, and real.

Index: 83.44

What People Are Saying:

“Came in for a great deal on some live resin, and will definitely be returning to grab some of their very nice looking flower. Dispensary was clean and service was awesome.” —DaabCity 

15. Sacred Seed – Recreational 21+ 

Denver, CO 

(Courtesy of Sacred Seed)

Walking into Sacred Seed feels like walking into a well-appointed, comfortable living room, so it’s no wonder that the staff at this Denver dispensary treat each person who comes in like they’ve known them for years. In addition to super-friendly, knowledgeable staff, this mom and pop shop boasts an enormous selection of exclusive, high-quality strains.

Index: 83.2

What People Are Saying:

“A really cool place to start shopping for cannabis. The selection was high quality and various. The staff was very friendly and informative, and the deals were amazing. I’m going back today!” —banksweiser 

16. Rooted in Trinidad 

Trinidad, CO 

(Courtesy of Rooted in Trinidad)

Rooted in Trinidad takes customer service seriously and it shows. Leafly reviewers go out of their way to talk about the amazing service, staff, selection, and deals at this Southern Colorado dispensary, which is cherished for its high-end products without high-end price tags.

Index: 82.76+

What People Are Saying:

“A friend took me to Rooted with him. I love this shop. The people are great. They know their products and are always willing to show you something. The products are great and the prices are some of the best in town. The Service, Selection and price point has made a regular out of me.” —lilburashka 

17. Sticky Fingerz 

Denver, CO 

(Google Maps)

Located in the RiNo district in the heart of Denver, this laid-back dispensary keeps their flower in big glass jars so customers know exactly what they’re buying. Leafly reviewers use words like “amazing,” “funny,” and “awesome” when describing the staff at Sticky Fingers, who are known for making tailored recommendations to everyone who stops by.

Index: 82.76+

What People Are Saying:

“I come in from out of state pretty regularly and visit a lot of Rec. dispensaries. I come for the flower and the two things I care about are quality and price. The bud quality here is ABOVE and BEYOND. The prices include tax so there are no surprises. The buds they have are in huge display jars so you know what you’re getting, and the three kinds I got were all amazing. The gal working was sweet, knowledgable and also funny as hell. I’ll be back again and you should visit too. 💚💚💚” —deathblow 

18. Fine Trees Co – Denver 

Denver, CO USA 


This family-owned dispensary is close to the Denver airport, making it popular among locals and tourists alike. Whether they’re from down the road or across the world, visitors to Fine Trees are blown away by the wide selection of high-quality cannabis and the welcoming team of downright hospitable staff.

Index: 81.76

What People Are Saying:

“First time here and the customer service was great! The guy was so helpful and they have great deals! Free birthday joint for my girlfriend and $2 joint for me being first time. Would for sure visit again!” —jacob421 

19. Herbal Wellness 

Lafayette, CO 

(Courtesy of Herbal Wellness)

Herbal Wellness caters to the medical and adult-use cannabis community of Lafayette with a sweet loyalty programs, friendly staff, and diverse array of quality cannabis products. Plus, their shop dog Moose is known to greet humans with a friendly wag.

Index: 81.64

What People Are Saying:

“The environment was over all great picked up some gelato gotta say one of the best strains I’ve had I didn’t get to get a glass jar being a first time patient thanks to Kaine for the recommendation looking forward to being at the shop more often.” —alexgomez123 

20. A Wellness Centers Medical 

Colorado Springs, CO 


A Wellness Centers’ laid-back vibe pairs perfectly with its large selection of flower, concentrates, edibles, and topicals. Leafly reviewers rave about the staff at this Colorado Springs dispensary, who know the regulars by name and treat everyone like family, allowing everyone to take as much time as they need to select just the right product for their needs.

Index: 81.6

What People Are Saying:

“The staff at A Wellness is by far the most friendly and compensating in the springs. They have an awesome selection of edibles, flower, concentrates and also a nice glass selection!” —ashleymccollum


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Leafly List: The Best Cannabis Dispensaries in Colorado, Winter 2017–20182018-07-05T11:57:43+00:00