The Best Dispensaries in Denver
For happy hours and medically certified budtenders, look no further than these weed dispensaries in Denver.
Whether or not you think Denver’s weed scene has lost the shiny luster of novelty, you have to admit the options—from products to places—are almost overwhelming. With so many dispensaries ready to fulfill needs for flower, edibles, and cartridge refills, we’ve put together a list of favorites—those with crazy-good daily deals and the best strains this side of the Mississippi, among other factors. From Baker to Five Points and beyond, here are the best dispensary options no matter what neighborhood you’re in. May your days be filled with puff, puff, perfection.
On par with A Cut Above, Colorado Harvest Company (CHC) is one of the best places to visit if you’re looking for curated flower selections that blow other dispensaries out of the water. In addition to some of the best available sources, like Veritas, Locol Love, and Bloom, you’ll find newer, not-yet-on-the-radar brands. You’ll find Olio, CHC’s own, and many more favorite names here, with wax and shatter starting at $12 per gram, pre-rolls around $10 (and often on sale), and eighths of premium flower starting at $20. Keep tabs on CHC’s rotating vendor of the month, and join the rewards program for all the best deals.
This family-owned operation is worth the drive if you’re south of Denver because it only sells its own flower (KrystalLeaves or Cuban Crew Colorado), and its own flower means serious business. Popular strains, including Black Mamba #1, Con Leche, Gary Payton, and Cuban Crew’s own in-house concentrates (Habana Extracts), offer clean, uncut live resin from its best varieties. This is your go-to for quick ounce grabs, and the selection is a little easier on your wallet than some of the other options out there (but with the same level of quality). Sign up for KrystalLeaves text alerts on fresh deals.
One of the best places to find top-shelf flower, this simple and accessible dispensary knows what sets the good stuff apart from the mainstream and mediocre. After all, this veteran spot has been sourcing top quality product since 2009. Find more than 20 strains from trusted growers like Snaxland, Veritas, and Cherry readily available, plus premier resin and badder from Green Dot and Olio, all at prices that seem too good to be true.
Behold, one of the largest-growing dispensary franchises in Colorado, boasting a whopping 18 locations across the state. The shops are always clean and tidy, and the staff is always friendly and knowledgeable, gently guiding you through the process of making a decision among a wide array of flower, vapes, concentrates, edibles, and pre-rolls, plus a ton of other goodies. Green Dragon offers its own strains of flower, from top-sellers like She Hulk, Skunk Shocker, and Grape Drank alongside lots of familiar names in the vape, edible, and concentrates categories from Wana and Wyld to Sugar High and Keef Cola.
The first legally licensed, Black-owned dispensary in the US (and one Colorado’s first-ever dispensaries), this top shop threw open its doors in 2009 just steps from celebrated cocktail bars Williams & Graham and Lady Jane. The name of the game here is experience, from your shopping journey right up to your blissful toke. Simply Pure has put together an enviable selection of local grows, from Veritas to newer brands like TICAL, and products range from the dankest flower to delightfully tasty popcorn and brownie edibles from vendors like Sweet Mary Jane’s. Definitely indulge in the shop’s many (often brand-specific) specials.
In the mix since the very beginning (of Colorado’s legalization, anyway), Lova aims to make you feel good—from the moment you cross its threshold to when you resume your place on the couch at home. Now with a total of six locations (and another one on the way), it continues to bring joy to anyone looking for something to puff, eat, or roll. The neat thing about Lova—in addition to a variety of local and outsourced brands of everything flower to live resin—is its online, order-ahead menu’s organization by “feeling” or “activity” options. Looking to get a good night’s sleep, or planning to be active? Trying to achieve pure bliss or feel creative? Filter products down so specifically, you’ll feel like a VIP shopper every time.
Making its mark on Denver since 2010, this brand has grown exponentially, with the fan base, accolades, and top-notch products to prove it. With the cleanest, coziest vibes in every shop and a dedication to making every customer—cannabis newbie or seasoned veteran—feel welcome, this is the place to ask all your questions and feel confident with the goodie bag you walk out with. Native Roots has all your standards, from flower, edibles, pre-rolls, wax, and shatter to topicals and CBD, beverages, and accessories for a perfectly well-rounded experience. Find favorite brand names, like Mr. Moxey’s, Tastebudz, and Coda, as well as the brand’s own strains, including Mac and Cheese, Mimosa, and Apple Fritter, across all products. Native Roots partners with nonprofit organizations to support the communities that house its outposts.
Cheeseman Park/LoDo/Cap Hill
This award-winning brand serves up exceptional flower, concentrates, and vapes. High Level Health (HLH) emphasizes overall wellness and satisfaction with all-natural growing methods and attention to detail. HLH also has its own breeding program, which means exclusive strains like the highly sought-after Mandarin Cookies and Platinum Valley are highly sought after. Meanwhile, the HLH GG#4 (a non-proprietary strain) has gone through significant in-house work and is a popular choice for recreational and medical consumers alike. When it comes to shopping for out-of-house products, you’ll find 1906, Ripple, and Smokiez regularly in stock. Daily deals run the gamut here.
This concentrate-driven favorite serves up exceptional varietals with high-cannabinoid extracts. Specializing in terpene preservation (for all you flavor snobs), Apothecary Farms uses refined extraction techniques, including cryo freezers and climate-controlled transport. Expect unique and exotic tasting notes in various flower, or for dab enthusiasts, there are $8 grams of shatter and wax every day and $25 daily deals on live resin. For the connoisseurs, there’s a hearty selection of house-produced solventless hash rosin starting around $35 per gram.
L’Eagle applies sustainable, environmentally friendly practices brand-wide. When it comes to flower, L’Eagle’s grow pros include two degreed horticulturists and nearly 40 years of commercial cannabis techniques to produce buds that are cured properly for 60 days prior to sale. A large selection of over 40 organic flower strains from L’Eagle Eagle (sweet pine and lemon notes and uplifting effects) to Grape Ape (with its Fruity Pebbles aroma) keeps the regulars lining up. The commitment to healthier products carries into L’Eagle’s concentrate creation as well, where in-house offerings feature the cleanest rosin (using only heat and pressure; no chemicals or solvents) and Caviar, which are crafted away from the shop. Stop in for daily morning happy hour deals from 9 am to 11am, and check the website for other daily deals.
Located next to the famed Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, this 12-year-old Five Points staple focuses on in-house bud that leads to concentrates. An extensive collection of classic and new Kush Concentrates products grace the rec case, including diamonds, sauce, live resin, shatter, wax, Caviar joints, distillate, and cartridges. For those who prefer traditional flower, Denver Kush Club stocks up to 25 strains at a time, from signature Kush buds to all the popular and newest strains. And, there’s an array of both edibles and topicals (and a full clothing line) to round out the inventory.
Customers know this mom-and-pop shop for connoisseur flower, exceptional customer service, and art installations. A recently expanded bud inventory keeps shelves stocked and satisfies its ever-growing customer base with additional strains from Snaxland and Bloom County. Beyond the bud, this dispensary is a one-stop shop for concentrates from Harmony Extracts and Greenery, and you can lock in the best prices in the city (and state) on live rosin, pods, pasta joints from 710 Labs, and solventless selects from Green Dot Labs. (Look out for in-house flavors extracted from the house grow from several of these concentrate collabs.) Regular deals include 10% off every day, plus a points program.
South Park Hill
Hand-grown and individually tended cannabis plants cultivated in living soil (soil that maintains Mother Nature’s natural ecosystem of microorganisms) contribute to Verde Natural’s unique and vibrant flavor profile. Whether it’s Hazelnut Cream, Tropicana Cookies, or Roasted Garlic Margy, these indoor buds are fed an all-organic diet, which shows in their flavor and potency. Also a product of this mindful growing technique is a silky smooth inhalation spanning every strain. To create its popular concentrates, Verde extracts its flower into solventless DabLogic products, resulting in ultra-pure hashish that’s won several Cannabis Cup awards. With four, full-gram joints for $20, $100 small bud ounces, and 20% of edibles on Wednesdays, even premium product is available at a lower cost.
Erica Buehler is a Denver-based freelance writer. Follow her @e_buehler on Instagram and @e_buehler_ on Twitter for more updates on Denver food and other Mile High shenanigans.