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

March 15, 2017


Spring 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. 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: 92.02

What People Are Saying:

“Great bud, prices, and the budtenders were very helpful every visit. Best shop in Denver!” —DrewsHere

2. 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.

Index: 90.87

What People Are Saying:

“I stop here whenever I’m out West, definitely check out a nice selection of concentrates!” –TooCasual508

3. 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: 90.51

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.” —Kwhiteside

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: 88.86

Also Featured In: Leafly List Winners of 2016

What People Are Saying:

“This dispensary has the best bud out of all the places I’ve been to and the service is always fast and easy.” —Tiequail

5. Tumbleweed

Parachute, CO

Tumbleweed Colorado Marijuana Dispensary — Leafly List Spring 2017

If cowboys went to dispensaries back in the days of the wild west, they’d definitely go to Tumbleweed. Nestled in the mountains in the picturesque town of Parachute, this dispensary offers a generous discount to veterans and medical patients, as well as ongoing, rotating deals. Customers love the quality of the product, the atmosphere, and the level of attention they receive from the friendly staff.

Index: 88.66

Also Featured In: Colorado’s First Drive-Through Cannabis Shop Will Open Next Month

What People Are Saying:

“The dispensary has a great atmosphere and very friendly & knowledgeable staff. Ceara was especially helpful! Having visited their sister-store in Edwards and was equally impressed; I would recommend Tumbleweed Dispensary whether you are traveling through or live locally!” —bookwitch88

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: 87.88

What People Are Saying:

“Fantastic visit! The service, advice, products, and atmosphere were fantastic. We worked with Duke and he could not have been more helpful and fun! Highly recommend him and the Infinite Wellness Center to anyone in CO!” —Puckner13

7. 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: 87.76

What People Are Saying:

“Love doing business with the super friendly staff! All around great experience. ” —MimiK

8. Faragosi Farms

Trinidad, CO

Faragosi Farms Colorado Marijuana Dispensary — Leafly List Spring 2017

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: 87.25

What People Are Saying:

“Outstanding customer service. I was encouraged to ask questions and the staff was patient and helpful. I will continue visiting the location.” —navarro8

9. Native Roots in Denver

1555 Champa St. Denver, CO

Native Roots cannabis dispensary in South Denver, Colorado

Native Roots’ commitment to offering both top-quality products and an exceptional customer experience makes it a prime location for high-end cannabis products. Its collaborations with entertainers, like musician GRiZ on GRiZ Kush, only adds to the draw of Native Roots’ multiple locations.

Index: 86.32

What People Are Saying:

“Totally inviting and welcoming, probably the best dispensary to introduce to your parents. Tim is my favorite budtender because he is always patient when I ask questions and makes sure he give me the local discount. I grab my CO2 concentrates for my pen here because they top the others I have tried. So smooth and never clogs. I would recommend to all. The prices could be better, however that has not stopped me. ” –msmedley

10. 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: 85.88

What People Are Saying:

“Excellent first experience. The strains are delicious and the people are wonderful. Can’t wait to go back!” –aeshapiro22

11. 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: 83.34

Also Featured In: The Definitive Cannabis Travel Guide to Denver

What People Are Saying:

“Super knowledgeable staff. Great looking products. Very high quality. Definitely one of the best dispensaries in town.” —Hurin

12. GroundSwell Cannabis Boutique

Denver, CO

GroundSwell Cannabis Boutique Colorado Marijuana Dispensary — Leafly List Spring 2017

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: 82.63

What People Are Saying:

“Love this place. The employees are beyond friendly and knowledgeable. They always have a great selection and the place is spotless. Another review dubbed it as the “Apple store of dispensaries” which is an apt description. The process is streamlined, the service is impeccable, and you always know what you’re going to get. Highly recommend!” —lenapond

13. 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: 82.16

What People Are Saying:

“I always enjoy how friendly & quick the service is. Their VIP program really benefits an occasional rec purchase. The staff are knowledgeable on specifics too!” –Cutley86

14. 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: 81.14

What People Are Saying:

“HH is my go to dispensary! They are extremely friendly and helpful if you are unsure of what you are looking for. Plus there’s a wheel you can spin for additional savings, who wouldn’t love that?” —mjvh

15. Solace Meds

Fort Collins, CO

Solace Meds Colorado Marijuana Dispensary — Leafly List Spring 2017

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 newest cannabis research developments.

Index: 80.6

What People Are Saying:

“I love this location, its always very clean and has a chill vibe. The place always has some dank buds but is not too spendy and the place is never too crowded. Max gave us superb customer service, one of the better bud tenders I have had the pleasure of meeting.” —Nielsh123

16. Kind Love

4380 E. Alameda Ave Denver, CO

Kind Love medical and recreational cannabis dispensary in Denver, Colorado

Kind Love serves top shelf cannabis, concentrates, and edibles in a comfortable and upscale environment. With a focus on meeting the 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: 80.14

What People Are Saying:

“One of the best dispensaries in Denver/Glendale! Budtenders were awesome and the selection of product is top notch! Definitely stop by if you’re in town and if you’re lucky enough to live in Denver area…make them your one stop shop!! ” –GRIZZFAN436

17. Freedom Road Downtown Trinidad

Trinidad, CO United States

Freedom Road Trinidad Colorado Marijuana Dispensary — Leafly List Spring 2017

Freedom Road’s Main Street location is nestled conveniently in the heart of Trinidad. Their light and airy storefront features beautiful wooden display cases and tall ceilings. Timeless in the best possible way, Freedom Road would be equally at home 50 years in the past or future. Their friendly staff are willing to take the extra time required to educate customers and help them find the perfect strain for their unique situation.

Index: 79.4

What People Are Saying:

“They always take such good care of me and are super friendly and informative. Patrick is the GOAT budtender!” —Hollymh

18. Simply Pure

Denver, CO

Simply Pure Colorado Marijuana Dispensary — Leafly List Spring 2017

This comfortably appointed Denver dispensary is loved by medical and adult-use patients alike, who rave about their enormous selection of edibles, great music, and fantastic budtenders. Located conveniently in the heart of Denver, Simply Pure has been serving the Colorado cannabis community since 2010.

Index: 79.09

What People Are Saying:

“Simply Pure has the best selection to choose from and they are very reasonably priced. everybody is so welcoming and friendly! I highly recommend them to others! ” —Lallaland

19. Highland Health — Trinidad

Trinidad, CO

Highland Health Trinidad Colorado Marijuana Dispensary — Leafly List Spring 2017

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: 77.86

What People Are Saying:

“Highlands has the best flowers in all of Trinidad! I love the Oz specials they have daily! The customer service is superb!” —420peacemaster


20. Maggie’s Farm Pueblo West

Pueblo, CO

Maggie's Farm Pueblo West Colorado Marijuana Dispensary — Leafly List Spring 2017

The Pueblo West location of Maggie’s Farm sells the same sun-grown, hand-trimmed, slow-cured, spring-watered cannabis that put the original Maggie’s Farm on the map, and their team of friendly and attentive staff go out of their way to remember each patient, offering unparalleled customer service.

Index: 77.36

What People Are Saying:

““I actually enjoyed this place… honestly I personally went to the one Manitu Springs.. and so happened that I have seen this one here at this location… I will definitely return back.. SHOUT OUT TO MAGGIES FARM….. Much love toward you guys.” —GilbertLR


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

**A maximum of two franchise locations of the same dispensary chain may be included on a single Leafly List. Additional locations, if applicable, have been omitted.

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