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Leafly List: The Best Cannabis Dispensaries in Colorado, Summer 2017

June 15, 2017


Summer 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. Lightshade – Havana

503 Havana St. Aurora, CO

(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: 91.01

What to Buy: Watermelon Gummies Hybrid 100mg from Wana

Also Featured In: Leafly List Winners of 2016

What People Are Saying:

“I loved everything about this place, from the open-air waiting room to the great service and selection of oils. I will definitely be returning! The flower at the store is great but the selection of edibles, quality oils, and vaporizers is what truly makes Lightshade shine.”—HailFnordia

2. 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: 88.04

What to Buy: Lee Roy OG from The Joint

What People Are Saying:

“I love this location. Service is really awesome. Saturdays are my favorite … 20% off all glass.”—damage187

3. 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, organic, 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: 87.84

What to Buy: Bruce Banner Live Resin from Trenchtown

What People Are Saying:

“First time in and the staff could not have been nicer. Let me know about a concentrate special that I had seen earlier and forgot about! Thanks”—ghostpeppa

4. Ballpark Holistic Dispensary

2119 Larimer Street Denver, CO

(Courtesy of Ballpark)

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: 86.96

What People Are Saying:

“Went in yesterday and had an amazing experience … got the strains I needed because of the customer service he gave me. Thank you!!!!!”—amaliadaniel

5. Lightshade – Iliff

Aurora, CO

(Courtesy of Lightshade)

Established in 2011, Lightshade is known for its high-end genetics and potent cannabis. Among its locations, the Iliff store stands out for having a personable staff that customers depend on in selecting the best products for their needs from the extensive, varied menu.

Index: 86.58

What People Are Saying:

“Lightshade has unique qualities but 2 that stand out the most to me is the consistency of quality product and the ability for them to exhibit other growers potential by making ambassador strains available through them. The only dispensary I’ve seen show that level of commitment to offering great products!”—lana1234

6. Infinite Wellness Center

900 N College Ave Fort Collins, CO

(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: 85.94

What People Are Saying:

“I have lots of favorites about IW, but my hats off to the med receptionists who always make my day. They greet you with a smile and send you in with such a great feeling, it really starts your experience off each time on the right note. Bud is great, and budtenders are responsive and patient.”—slightlyaud

7. Universal Herbs Park Ave

Denver, CO

(Courtesy of Universal Herbs)

Universal Herbs on Park Avenue has been serving the Denver cannabis community since 2009. Many storefronts tout their dedication to providing top-notch customer service, but few places offer weekly cookouts for their patrons. Plus, UH grow hundreds of pesticide-free cannabis strains in their 55,000 square foot grow facility.

Index: 85.71

What People Are Saying:

“It is an incredible experience. The staff is highly educated, but always open to new knowledge. Top notch shop.”—bshakes42015

8. Maggie’s Farm in Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs, CO

Maggie's Farm in Manitou Springs

(Courtesy of Maggie’s Farm)

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: 85.64

What People Are Saying:

“No other shop is as good as Maggie’s Farm. They have it all! In addition to great flower, concentrates, edibles, and more they also have an awesome loyalty program so you get great specials on top of great discounts!! And the people here are the best around! Best shop in town!!”—Cankellydice

9. 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 cannabis 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: 84.38

What People Are Saying:

“This is the best dispensary that I have been to in southern Colorado! The customer service was outstanding and the weed I purchased was top notch. I purchased a half of Grape Stomper which is covered in crystals, and I also purchased a half of Master Kush which is just what I needed for when I want to spend an afternoon lounging around on my couch. I can’t say enough good things about Highland Health in Trinidad, they treat their customers right and I left a very happy man!”—RedDevil92

10. Botanico

3054 Larimer St. Denver, CO

(Courtesy of Botanico)

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. Budtenders welcome newcomers and returning customers alike to the shop with open arms and plenty of knowledge about the product selection.

Index: 83.8

Also Featured In: The Definitive Cannabis Travel Guide to Denver

What People Are Saying:

“Botanico is my favorite spot in all of Denver. Denver wouldn’t be the same without them!”—Isayytrippy

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: 83.7

What People Are Saying:

“By far the best dispensary on the western slope. Laid back vibe, friendly budtenders, and great prices especially for Colorado residents. I drive 10 mins past a closer dispensary to come here because it’s worth it.”—Emtough

12. L’Eagle Services

380 Quivas St. Denver, CO

L’Eagle specializes in clean, organic cannabis cultivation, and long-cures its flower for a minimum of 90 days to ensure smooth flavor and a balanced high. The dispensary also partners with local manufacturers to use this same house-grown flower in creating the dispensary’s edibles and concentrates. L’Eagle has earned a “Certifiably Green” designation from Denver’s Department of Environmental Health, which recognizes the sustainable and environmentally friendly practices of their business space.

Index: 82.21

What People Are Saying:

“Don’t play yourself. L’Eagle is the dispensary you want to spend that hard earned money. Simply put, VERY CLEAN CANNABIS. The staff is very friendly and patient if you are an indecisive customer who takes all the time in the world like me!”—Blewis808

13. Faragosi Farms

Trinidad, CO

Faragosi Farms Colorado Marijuana Dispensary — Leafly List Spring 2017

(Courtesy of Faragosi Farms)

This pet-friendly dispensary donates a whopping 33% of their profits to charity, but that doesn’t mean they skimp on quality. The laid-back, friendly atmosphere mixed with helpful and attentive budtenders attracts numerous visitors, yet reviewers say that they’re always able to get in, get out, and get on with their day quickly.

Index: 80.85

What People Are Saying:

“Always enjoy coming here best prices in town on edibles and have great quality cheap wax shatter and live resin.”—710catman

14. Kind Love

4380 E. Alameda Ave Denver, CO

(Courtesy of Kind Love)

Kind Love serves top shelf cannabis, concentrates, and edibles in a comfortable and upscale environment. With a focus on meeting the unique needs of medical marijuana patients, Kind Love’s budtenders give each visitor an individual consultation to find the right strains and products for their specific ailments.

Index: 79.33

What People Are Saying:

“I love Kind Love, it’s honestly my favorite dispensary, the atmosphere is welcoming, they always have nice music playing, and the staff are all incredibly friendly and chatty, willing to help you with whatever you need. Thanks for the awesomeness Kind Love!”—SergeantInsanity

15. Altitude East Colfax

Aurora, CO

(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: 78.89

What People Are Saying:

“Really nice place great budtenders fairly good selection really like how they take care of everyone individually”—trippyimp

16. Diego Pellicer – Denver

Denver, CO

(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: 78.6

What People Are Saying:

“This was my first time coming here and it was awesome!! The whole store is a hidden diamond in Denver great place to get your goods.”—Autyhottie420

17. GroundSwell Cannabis Boutique

Denver, CO

GroundSwell Cannabis Boutique Colorado Marijuana Dispensary — Leafly List Spring 2017

(Courtesy of GroundSwell)

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: 78.54

What People Are Saying:

“Meticulous selection, fantastic budtenders and wicked flowers. You won’t be disappointed with the selection or vibe here.”—thesmokybear

18. Universal Herbs Jason St

Denver, CO

(Courtesy of Universal Herbs)

An abundant selection and welcoming atmosphere are enough to make anyone excited about this Athmar Park dispensary, but their truly amazing deals and everyday low prices are what get customers most excited. Customers love the short wait times and always-friendly service.

Index: 78.4

What People Are Saying:

“Everything about this location is great the weed strains the staff on hand and the location as well as the price”—alcweed

19. Solace Meds

Fort Collins, CO

Solace Meds Colorado Marijuana Dispensary — Leafly List Spring 2017

(Courtesy of Solace Meds)

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 the latest cannabis research developments.

Index: 78.26

What People Are Saying:

“The staff is friendly. They have great strains, including an amazing early OG phone, and they have the best selection of concentrates I’ve seen. This is the place to go in the Fort Collins area. Great deals all the time, too!!”—UncleHerb

20. The Green Room

Boulder, CO

(Courtesy of The Green Room)

Upon walking into The Green Room dispensary in Boulder, most will immediately notice that it is, in fact, green. Apart from living up to its name, this recreational dispensary also lives up to its promise of providing high quality, pesticide-free cannabis to the good people of Boulder, Colorado.

Index: 78.06

What People Are Saying:

“Amazing staff, they really know all the products well and what would be the best for me! I would recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a very inviting and friendly atmosphere to shop in!”—km1

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*The Summer 2017 Leafly List uses customer service metrics from the three months prior to its month of publication.

** Lightshade – Holly (85.78), Lightshade – Peoria (85.75), Lightshade – 6th Avenue (84.91), and Lightshade – Sheridan (81.08) withheld due to franchise limitations.

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