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Leafly List: The Best Cannabis Dispensaries in Colorado, December 2016

December 15, 2016
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December 2016

The Leafly List ranks the top dispensaries and retail stores in each of the major North American cannabis markets every month. 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. 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: 93.78

Last Month: #45

What People are Saying:

“Maggie’s Farm in Manitou Springs has the most informative, caring and helpful staff in the recreational marijuana business. If you are looking for a fun and quality experience I would recommend you make this your one and only pot shop.” —Aleciaann

2. Lightshade – Havana

503 Havana St. Aurora, CO

Lightshade - Havana medical marijuana and recreational cannabis dispensary in Aurora, Colorado

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: 93.11

Last Month: #3

What People are Saying:

“I love this location! They have a great selection of buds and edibles at excellent prices. The staff here are very friendly and knowledgeable and always are willing to go above and behond for customers.” —DenaBradberry

3. The Joint – Denver

4735 W. 38th Ave Denver, CO

The Joint Marijuana Dispensary Denver Colorado November Leafly List

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: 92.93

Last Month: #1

What People are Saying:

“Easy access. Smells wonderful. Clean. Knowledgeable and professional. Great help with selection. Answered all questions. Thank You Thank You Thank You!!” —43pizzahead

4. Lightshade – Iliff

Aurora, CO


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: 92.34

Last Month: #4

What People are Saying:

“The Lightshade on Illiff has excellent staff. Everyone there treats you like a customer that they truly both value and appreciate.” —treestar36

5. Healing House Denver

Denver, CO

Healing House Denver Colorado Marijuana Dispensary - November Leafly List

Both medical and adult-use clients are blown away by Healing House Denver’s staff, who are always willing to take their time to help their patients and customers make informed decisions about their health. They have a large variety of products, offer a rewards program, and conveniently accept cards as well as cash.

Index: 91.35

Last Month: #7

What People are Saying:

“Great place! Huge variety. People were very friendly and happy! Will be coming back.” —alkshinaynay

6. 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: 91.04

Last Month: #2

What People are Saying:

“One of the best in town. Never had a long wait. Never felt uncomfortable in any way. Friendly staff and a great location.” —BananaCOIn

7. Infinite Wellness Center

900 N College Ave Fort Collins, CO

Infinite Wellness Center medical marijuana and recreational cannabis dispensary in Fort Collins, Colorado

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: 90.25

Last Month: #5

What People are Saying:

“Infinite Wellness always has a wide variety of buds. Very quick service and very informative.” —JoshAre

8. The Green Solution – Malley Dr @ Northglenn

Northglenn, CO

The Green Solution Dispensary Colorado Leafly List

The Green Solution is committed to creating a welcoming, convenient environment for its customers, and it shows. At the flagship location in Northglenn, staff members are always available to provide personal cannabis concierge services to anyone who needs help finding the perfect product. On the flip side, customers in a hurry can take advantage of their express pickup service simply by calling ahead.

Index: 87.74

Last Month: #138

What People are Saying:

“Amazing customer service every time!!” —cramertodd

9. New Amsterdam Organics

Denver, CO

New Amsterdam Organics Dispensary Colorado Leafly List

New Amsterdam Organics offers a generous first-timer special to bring in new customers, but fans of this Denver dispensary keep coming back for the terpene-rich, crystal-covered flower and sincere, helpful team of expert staff members.

Index: 86.93

Last Month: #27

What People are Saying:

“I think this place is like finding a gold mine, it has great service great deals and great selections. The budtenders are very informative. Thanks guys!!” —fred7212

10. Urban Dispensary

Denver, CO

Urban Dispensary Colorado Leafly List

Though the name might suggest otherwise, this Denver dispensary has a decidedly small-town feel. Customers love the close-knit, friendly vibe, as well as the great deals, smart staff, and high-quality products.

Index: 86.5

Last Month: #37

What People are Saying:

“Fun environment, energetic staff, well organized product! Nice selection of flower!” —aprilemma

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*The December 2016 Leafly List uses customer service metrics from November 2016

**Lightshade – Holly (92.55), Lightshade – 6th Avenue (90.62), Lightshade – Peoria (90.97), and Lightshade – Sheridan (88.72) withheld due to franchise limitations

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