THE LEAFLY LIST: COLORADO

Spring 2018

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. The Joint – Denver

4735 W. 38th Ave Denver, CO

(Courtesy of The Joint)

The Joint serves medical and recreational cannabis consumers alike from its location on West 38th Avenue near downtown Denver. Not only is their menu flushed with a wide selection of flower, edibles, and high-end concentrates, their passionate and personable budtenders keep patrons coming back for more.

Index: 94.32

What to Buy: Grapefruit Fire Pen from INDVR

What People Are Saying:

“Hands-down the best dispensary in Denver this was our first time here and it was amazing the bud tender was really helpful and we were happy with the product.” —bforrestmusic

2. 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: 93.95

What to Buy: Lucky Charms Joint Pack from Lightshade

What People Are Saying:

“Great place for your weed needs! Absolutely worth the visit, staff are incredibly friendly and informative, prices are more than reasonable and cheap, and the quality of the products are top notch! Would highly recommend!” —DankLevel420

3. 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: 91.83

What to Buy: Calming Body Oil from Apothecanna

What People Are Saying:

“It was my first time to a dispensary so I was a little bit nervous but I shouldn’t have been. Lucus was my budtender and I really liked him. He was very knowledgeable about everything. There were a ton of varieties! Edibles, oils, patches and dozens of varieties of flower. The prices were really good too. The flower I bought was very effective! I really enjoyed my experience and I will be back for sure!” —Michelleymom

4. 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: 91.45

What People Are Saying:

“Great shop! Great employees! Especially Cade. He took the time to slow down and teach the customer about the products you offer. Will definitely be a returning customer! Thank you. ✌🏼” —A.cat095

5. Lightshade – Havana

503 Havana St. Aurora, CO

(Courtesy of Lightshade)
(Courtesy of Lightshade)

Established in 2011, Lightshade is known for its high-end genetics and potent cannabis. With four locations to chose from, you’re sure to find a Lightshade in your neighborhood. Come see why the team at Lightshade says “the difference is night and day.”

Index: 90.69

Also Featured In: Leafly List Winners of 2016

What People Are Saying:

“Showed up for the first time on a Sunday morning at 8 AM & the doors were promptly opened for service. We were greeted with a smile & helped by a knowledgeable staff. Great selection of live resin/concentrates…get the Binske!” —rpicken1842

6. 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: 90.45

What People Are Saying:

“this honestly is my favorite dispensary. great staff and the product is magnifico. the price and service makes it even better plus they have all the product that I can dream of. There open till ten which is a big plus in my boo so don’t be a fool check out this dispo…. You wont be disappointed…….life is short and then you die so spark a blunt and let’s get high…” —cerritony420

 7. 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: 88.1

What People Are Saying:

“They were absolutely incredible BOTH times I went! They helped me find exactly what I was looking for, and my budtender was the sweetest! He was super knowledgeable about all of their products and helped me find the best fit for what I wanted. Will definitely come back again next time I’m in town!” —Emcclure23

 8. 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.

Index: 88.08

What People Are Saying:

“This locations is always a must stop for my boyfriend and me. I mean, who doesn’t love that concentrate deal? Our Budtender Sam was absolutely superb. Helped us by making a couple of suggestions for us, and informed us about the products we were interested in.” —SpaceyLacey42

9. The Lodge Cannabis – High St. 

Denver, CO

(Courtesy of The Lodge Cannabis High St)

Along with their excellent high-THC selections, The Lodge Cannabis on High St. boasts a large collection of CBD and THCA products, meeting your cannabis needs any way you consume. Keep an eye on their flash deals for some serious savings on quality stock.

Index: 83.86

What People Are Saying:

“I didn’t know about the lodge until I used the leafly app, but I am super glad that I did! I picked up some Golden Goat live resin and a 1/8th of Honey Banana flower and I’m very impressed to say the least. Very clean and very tasty. Their prices are really good as well, cheaper than the dispos around my place, especially the live resin. They have great customer service as well. If ur looking to save a few extra bucks and get a really great product then GO HERE! I know I will be going back for some more of their live resin.” —BigMyke303

10. Maggie’s Farm in Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs, CO

Maggie's Farm in Manitou Springs

Maggie’s Farm is famous for its sun-grown, spring-watered, slow-cured, hand-trimmed cannabis, so it makes sense that the farm would put the same level of effort into creating truly great dispensaries. Customers are consistently blown away by the high-quality, organic cannabis, vast selection, and the team of dedicated, friendly staff at Maggie’s Manitou Springs location.

Index: 83.82

What People Are Saying:

“Love this shop and the staff. They are always pleasant, knowledgeable, and take the time to Make sure I’m taken care of. They have the best offers, deals, and service to be found in southern Colorado.” —Cankellydice

11. Solace Meds

Fort Collins, CO

Solace Meds Colorado Marijuana Dispensary — Leafly List Spring 2017

Solace Meds’ newly renovated storefront in Fort Collins offers a wide selection of cannabis and cannabis products. Plus, the staff treats each of their customers like family, going out of their way to educate them about the differences between various strains and products, as well as about newest cannabis research developments.

Index: 82.03

What People Are Saying:

“Literally the only dispensary in Fort Collins worth going to! I could easily take my business to a closer shop, but these guys are so above and beyond, I drive 20 minutes across town for them. the budtenders are always friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. Stellar deals abound is this haven of cannabanoids, and I’ve never left without a smile on my face! Thank you, Tayler, for inspiring me to review this amazing establishment!” —Rezinator618

12. Silver Stem Fine Cannabis – Denver East

Denver, CO

(Courtesy of Silver Stem Farms Denver East)

Hosting cool Meet & Greets with local artists, Silver Stem Fine Cannabis at Denver East takes pride and action in their community. Along with a menu chock full of cannabis goodies—from transdermal patches to potent strains—Silver Stem offers great rotating deals and a lucrative rewards program.

Index: 81.97

What People Are Saying:

“I love this dispensary! By far the best I have ever visited. The product is always great, the specials are amazing, and the customer service is immaculate. Malorie and Bryant Assisted me on my last visit, and they were awesome. I really love this place” —Luxxe.Lavender

13. Rocky Road Remedies South

Colorado Springs, CO

(bjones27/iStock)

With awesome deals like penny pre-rolls, it’s no wonder that this Colorado Springs dispensary has such a loyal following. Medical patients and adult-use consumers alike are sure to find just what they’re looking for, and reviewers rave about everything from this location’s unique and friendly atmosphere to their short wait times and fantastic team of friendly, professional staff.

Index: 81.62

What People Are Saying:

“if I could give them 6 stars I would. they treat their members very well, and the staff is always so knowledgeable. TJ is great, and very helpful.” —natabananakush

14. L’Eagle Services LLC

Denver, CO

(Courtesy of L’Eagle)

L’Eagle Services requires on-site potency testing for their strains, as well as a ban on pesticides and chemicals from their cannabis stock, offering you some of the cleanest and most trusted cannabis on the market. Leafly reviewers love their friendly staff, ample parking, and deep discounts.

Index: 81.47

Also Featured In: How Can Cannabis Retailers Implement Sustainable Practices?

What People Are Saying:

“This was my first time to any dispensary & it couldn’t have been better! My budtender was so helpful & calming. Because of the amazing selection I kept getting overwhelmed, but she took such good care of me that I felt at home!!!” —katelevenson

15. Botanico

3054 Larimer St. Denver, CO

Bowls of cannabis buds

Botanico is praised for its consistency and superior quality. Its cannabis is accessible to all, with an exceptional price-to-quality ratio and an expansive menu that will surely have something you’re looking for.

Index: 81.27

What People Are Saying:

“I just found this place about a week ago and I’m so glad i did! One of the few places in Denver that picks your buds out of a jar in front of you. Instead of the super dry pre-packs at most places. Their shatter is top notch as well. The staff here is great, always smiling and happy to help every time I’ve been in and so friendly! i would recommend this place to anyone. Thanks for taking pride in bringing the best products at a great price.” —jett13

16. The Farmers Market

Denver, CO

(Courtesy of The Farmer’s Market)

The Farmers Market has not one, but three happy hours each day, bringing their customers discounts on fantastic bud all day long. Stop in for the friendly staff, comfortable waiting rooms, and deals on premium brands such as Willie’s Reserve flower.

Index: 80.42

What People Are Saying:

“AWESOME. EJ is the guy to see. They have AWESOME rewards. Discount prices high quality weed and always all smiles! Definitely my go to place. EJ made this a fantastical experience😍😍” —YurMajesti

17. Trenchtown

Denver, CO

(Courtesy of Trenchtown)

Part dispensary, part downtown cannabis farm, Trenchtown is a vertically integrated Denver cannabis destination committed to providing Coloradans with quality, hand-trimmed, pesticide-free cannabis. They grow and sell over 50 unique strains in-house, and customers love that their high-quality local cannabis doesn’t come with astronomical price tags.

Index: 80.26

What People Are Saying:

“My Husband and I have made Trenchtown our base dispensary, it has a wonderful feel through the experience, time after time. We are both fans of their flower and their moon rocks. Prices are always great, daily deals are actually worth something, and the staff is friendly and will remember you after a short bit. Highly recommend!” —LittleMerwyn

18. Trees Dispensary Englewood

Englewood, CO

(Courtesy of Trees Dispensary Englewood)

Head to Trees Dispensary in Englewood for friendly service and quick check-out. While you’re there, save some money through their amazing loyalty program and modest prices on quality nugs.

Index: 79.05

What People Are Saying:

“This place is awesome…and I’ve tried so many dispensaries all around town. The prices are totally reasonable, the staff are all super fun people with no hangups, flower is always top notch quality…Great specials and you can order ahead online! Who could ask for more?!” —becca74

19. Fox Street Wellness

4773 Fox Street Denver, CO

Leafly cannabis

A premium dispensary focused on organics, Fox Street Wellness is located in the Globeville neighborhood of Denver. Its wide selection of strains are all grown in-house and are hand-watered and hand-trimmed, offering a truly hand-crafted approach to cannabis cultivation.

Index: 78.89

What People Are Saying:

“Dylan was super knowledgeable and very helpful we came in right before the store closed they didn’t make us feel rushed took their time with us and hooked us with some great bud hands down one of the best dispensaries stay away from mainstream shop local great bud great price! Loved this place!” —blazebaby

20. House of Dankness

Denver, CO

(Courtesy of House of Dankness)

House of Dankness’ 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: 78.86

What People Are Saying:

“After visiting all the shops in Denver I finally went to HOD and boy oh boy this is my new fav. Great location with easy access and parking. Was greeted by an exceptionally tall, exceptionally friendly staff member and quickly sent back to the interior of the shop which was compact and super elegant and was greeted by my friendly bud tender who showcased their beautiful flower, pulling out all the jars for me to to sample and talking me through the benefits and effects and tipping me off on a seriously sweet deal on 8ths. I’m an indica girl all the way and if you are like me, this is your Mecca. Their flower is exquisite. I was checked out quickly and sent on my way but I’ll be back. I’ve tried most of the RD strains from other shops but I’m glad I got it from the source. Gonna take a lot for me to go anywhere else. Huzzah HOD!” —Anne5280

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*The Spring 2018 Leafly List uses customer service metrics from the three months prior to its month of publication.

** Lightshade – Iliff (90.38), Lightshade – Federal Heights (90.17), (Lightshade – Peoria (89.38), Lightshade – Holly (88.72), Lightshade – 6th Avenue (86.98), Lightshade – Sheridan (81.25), and Altitude West Denver (81.2) withheld due to franchise limitations.