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

October 13, 2016
On a hike to Columbine Lake, Grand County, Colorado.


October 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. The Joint

4735 W. 38th Ave Denver, CO

The Joint medical marijuana and recreational cannabis dispensary in Denver, Colorado

The Joint serves medical and recreational cannabis consumers alike from their 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: 95.69

Last Month: #3

What People are Saying:

“[G]reat prices, good product and short wait times.” –CHR0NICLUNGZ

2. 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: 94.48

Last Month: #2

What People are Saying:

“This is my first review but I have been to many dispensaries. Lightshade on Iliff is definitely one of the best!” –Jonj3334

3. Preferred Organic Therapy & Wellness

1569 S Colorado Blvd Denver, CO

Preferred Organic Therapy & Wellness medical marijuana and recreational cannabis dispensary in Denver, Colorado

Preferred Organic Therapy is a recreational and medical cannabis dispensary based out of Denver. Its vision is to empower patients with a revolutionary approach to maintaining wellness for the mind and body. Stop by and chat with the professional, knowledgeable staff to find the right cannabis for you.

Index: 94.4

Last Month: #1

What People are Saying:

“One of my favorite locations in Denver; excellent quality and very knowledgeable staff. Comfortable, open waiting area too.” –ScottinDenver

4. 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: 93.73

Last Month: #5

What People are Saying:

“[T]he best service here and they’re really friendly…hands down my favorite dispensary.” –Malachi95

5. LivWell on Broadway

432 S. Broadway Denver, CO

LivWell on Broadway medical marijuana and recreational cannabis dispensary in Denver, Colorado

With a growing number of LivWell locations throughout Colorado, you’re sure to find one in your neck of the woods. Its Broadway shop sits in a historic building constructed in the 1890s and is equipped with 16 budtender stations to serve cannabis consumers in an efficient fashion, even when busy.

Index: 91.93

Last Month: #6

What People are Saying:

“Dan was great! He took the time to explain everything. Love this location.” –Jessi0326

6. 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: 89.13

Last Month: #8

What People are Saying:

“Infinite Wellness is my favorite FoCo dispensary. The Alien Dawg and Sour Diesel are especially excellent. Prices are reasonable.” –soundsquared

7. LivWell Stapleton

3955 Oneida Street Denver, CO

LivWell Stapleton cannabis dispensary in Denver, Colorado

With 6,000 square feet dedicated to patients and cannabis, LivWell Stapleton is a cut above. Offering a LivWell customer loyalty program and pre-weighed ounce deals that will make your wallet smile, LivWell Stapleton has the perfect product for you.

Index: 89.03

Last Month: #18

What People are Saying:

“I really enjoy the vibe here, the budtenders are super friendly and knowledgeable. The selection is great. I have been twice and definitely plan to come back.” –Chinosama

8. Ballpark Holistic Dispensary

2119 Larimer Street Denver, CO

Ballpark Holistic Dispensary medical marijuana and recreational cannabis dispensary in Denver, Colorado

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 today!

Index: 88.97

Last Month: #9

What People are Saying:

“This place [is] amazing, with extremely competitive pricing and specials. The wait is always minimal, and the bud tenders are super friendly and helpful. I will be returning here and so should you!” –Milehigh303killa

9. 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: 88.23

Last Month: #10

What People are Saying:

“Excellent product at great prices! Love the selection of edibles, topicals, and concentrates. Will be returning!” –unicornjockey

10. Organic Alternatives

346 E. Mountain Ave Fort Collins, CO

Leafly cannabis buds

Fort Collins’ Organic Alternatives serves both medical patients and recreational consumers, and provides referrals to local doctors to streamline the process of applying for a medical card. Visitors love the location’s varied selection and cheerful budtenders.

Index: 86.9

Last Month: #19

What People are Saying:

“My first time here, and it was great. Robb was friendly, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable. We left with a great product that we were very happy with. Would definitely come here again!” –tessamarianne

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*The October 2016 Leafly List uses customer service metrics from September 2016

**Lightshade – 6th Avenue (88.99), LivWell on Evans (88.63), LivWell Cortez (88.46), and Lightshade – Holly (88.28) withheld due to franchise limitations

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