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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