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

September 15, 2017


Fall 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: 92.64

What to Buy: Craters of the Moon infused chocolate from Blue Kudu

What People Are Saying:

“Super cool waiting room, though I’ve never had to use it. Dope prices super friendly bud tenders who know what there talking about and really just want to make sure you have a good time. Most shops try to flip customers as fast as they can, but this spot they are all joking and having fun, yet still fast and professional. It’s perfect.” —vivaterlingua

2. Lightshade – Sheridan

Denver, CO

(Courtesy of Lightshade Sheridan)

This Denver dispensary strikes the perfect balance of being modern and industrial while remaining cozy and welcoming. Lightshade serves Colorado medical and adult-use customers, who appreciate this local chain’s commitment to quality genetics, rigorous testing, and compassionate customer service.

Index: 89.48

What to Buy: Scott’s OG flower from Lightshade

What People Are Saying:

“Very clean place with great people. Alex was probably the best bud-tender I’ve ever dealt with. had a ton of knowledge about cannabis and the industry itself. I didn’t feel rushed to pick something, he even gave me some great recommendations. Overall I’m highly satisfied😎 and will definitely be coming back. Thank you again.” —plumsawceflo

3. 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: 88.72

What to Buy: Live Nectar from Harmony Extracts

What People Are Saying:

“Amazing place! Very professional and welcoming, our budtender Sam was very knowledgeable and helpful. Made a killer recommendation to us. My first trip to a dispensary was here, and tonight I’m goin back here for my second!” —Bsugar93

4. 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: 88.48

What People Are Saying:

“This location has become my number one stop everyday for my everyday needs. The staff have become friends who always welcome you with a smile and friendly atmosphere. I recommend you guys to all of my friends and family.” —Bossdadon

5. Rocky Road Remedies West

Colorado Springs, CO

(Courtesy of Rocky Road Remedies West)

Every budtender at Rocky Road Remedies goes out of their way to ensure that each patient receives the best possible pricing. Members and non-members alike love this storefront’s especially large selection of concentrates and edibles, though those who prefer other methods of consumption will leave happy, too.

Index: 88.04

What People Are Saying:

“Love the budtenders, very friendly and helpful. Have great deals , very clean store and also have great quality and variety of medical cannabis products.” —JrCox78

6. 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: 87.56

What People Are Saying:

“The Green Joint is a great place for all your cannabis needs. The sales staff are friendly and very knowledgeable. The variety and quality of their products is top notch. I have peace of mind when I shop here because I know I am getting a great deal on great products with excellent service.” —pdub1572

7. 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: 87.12

What People Are Saying:

“After a long drive from Arizona Faragosi Farms was an oasis. It was our first time, and the staff all were super friendly, patient and extremely helpful. They’re also super welcoming of pets with dog bed and water on hand. Had the best vibe of all the places we checked out, and the weed is phenomenal! Orange Jack truly deserves the Orange in its name. Don’t miss out on this gem of a place!” —JaegerMannen

8. 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: 86.92

What People Are Saying:

“My favorite location! The staff is kind and personable, they know their stuff and are through with all my questions! This is the only place I come as they have good deals as well. SHOP HERE!!” —girlmeetsworld22

9. Rocky Road Remedies South

Colorado Springs, CO


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: 86.6

What People Are Saying:

“Top shelf flower and concentrates. Very impressed with whatever I get from this joint. Always in and out, never really had to wait in line or anything. Flower always tastes fresh and lots of flavors and also the buds are always dense and sticky. Try the GOB extracts super fire! Best prices I’ve found for superb quality” —skunkyjake

10. 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: 86.36

What People Are Saying:

“I have been to many places but nothing matches Rooted. They are the best hands down. The staff is great. They make you feel more than welcome.I feel like I have known these ppl for a long time. Great since of humor, caring, and they make you feel great I made the 420 mile trip. Quality is excellent. My wife and I enjoy making this a regular trip.” —Louis67

 11. 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: 85.96

What People Are Saying:

“It was all our first time to The Joint with some friends. Store was clean, organized and staff were all all professional grade. Connor was friendly and went out of his way to make sure he made a repeat customer by mentioning a promotion and converted a non-buying customer into a buyer.” —rmp0514

12. Herbs4You

Denver, CO

(Courtesy of Herbs4You)

This Denver dispensary understands that different people have different cannabis preferences, so they offer different rewards programs in order to pass on maximum savings to everyone. Herbs4You’s knowledgeable staff members are trained to help people find the perfect strains and products for their goals and symptoms.

Index: 85.68

What People Are Saying:

“I love Herbs4You it’s the best place to shop for recreational and medical … the strains are awesome the prices are decent the staff are friendly I wouldn’t want to shop anywhere else so for all y’all out there y’all got to go check it out u will not be disappointed.” —Squirt71

13. 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: 85.64

What People Are Saying:

“I just got some of the prettiest nugs I’ve seen in a while. Not to mention the customer service I received from Dustin was great! He heard what I had to say then looked deep in my soul and matched me with the right nug. He’s the nug whisperer, go see him.” —DankFrank314

14. Elk Mountain Trading Post

De Beque, CO

(Courtesy of Elk Mountain Trading Post)

This welcoming dispensary is located in the heart of ‘Old Town’ De Beque, just minutes from Grand Junction. Walking in to Elk Mountain Trading Post feels like walking in to a friend’s house (if that friend also happened to have an abundant selection of high-quality organic, hand-trimmed cannabis).

Index: 85.52

What People Are Saying:

“Since discovering Elk Mountain, I have not even visited the other retailers in the area; that’s how great this place is. You can always count on finding top-of-the-line buds, great prices, a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, and amazing, friendly, and helpful customer service. Speaking of excellent customer service, the budtenders at Elk Mountain outshine all of the others. You will not likely find an unfriendly or unhelpful budtender in the place, but I cannot recommend Garth enough. If you have the opportunity, request him as your budtender and you will not be disappointed. Overall, 5/5 *****” —turpin576

15. 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: 85.28

Also Featured In: The Definitive Cannabis Travel Guide to Denver

What People Are Saying:

“I am from out of state but been in Denver for 6 months [and by] far this has been the best place to go. They are very nice people the shop is very cozy and they have the best flower around. Come see for yourself. I have been to 15 or more different places and theirs is the best.” —Ricklyweeks

16. 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: 85.16

What People Are Saying:

“Although interior decorating is not why I choose IW, I have always enjoyed walking in, viewing the art, hearing the music, and the setup of the room. The budtenders are always extremely conversational and helpful. I love coming to IW.” —CarpeDiemFoCo

17. 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: 84.96

What People Are Saying:

“I’m a Colorado native and I’ve been going to dispensaries since around 2013 (medical for 3 of these years) and this is the first time I’ve seen the complete package. Incredible bud, top shelf service and the best pricing in the state! Will continue to come back for a very long time.” —Christiantyler94

 18. Trinidad’s Higher Calling U

Trinidad, CO

(Courtesy of Trinidad’s Higher Calling U)

THCU is Trinidad’s first recreational dispensary. They provide high-quality cannabis to the medical patients and adult-use consumers in Colorado, whether they live in Trinidad or are just passing though. They offer special discounts for concert-goers as well as generous daily deals.

Index: 84.84

What People Are Saying:

“THCU is the best dispensary in Trinidad hands down. From the prices, the huge selection of products, knowledgeable budtenders, and the welcoming atmosphere you just can not beat THCU! Never leave without a smile on my face.” —Dreamer77

19. 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: 84.64

What People Are Saying:

“Great atmosphere, great selection, and surprisingly low prices. Was my first visit to DP, and the quality of the bud is incredible. Bought an eighth for $30, and it may just be the nicest bud I’ve ever seen. Nice big buds too, not popcorn buds. It’s a trip across town for me, but well worth it!” —A87

20. 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: 84.56

What People Are Saying:

“It’s a very comfortable waiting area. Lots of seating. Fast, efficient and knowledgeable staff. Was welcomed by my first name. Been shopping here for a year and a half. Always leave happy!” —Jeanne1959

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

**Lightshade – Havana (87.32), Lightshade – Holly (86.68), Lightshade – 6th Avenue (85.76), and Rocky Road Remedies Original (84.6) withheld due to franchise limitations.

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