The best Colorado dispensaries serve as more than simple corner stores: They’re hubs for local cannabis communities, they’re helpful guides for the canna-curious and they’re your ticket to a world-class cannabis experience. We highly recommend you check out these Colorado dispensaries that have set the gold standard for service and product selection, from premium flower and pre-rolls to concentrates, edibles, topicals and other offerings:
Colorado Harvest Company, three locations
(Denver and Aurora)
Colorado Harvest Company excels in cultivation and cannabis breeding. The crew here grows their own in-house strains, which they harvest once a week to ensure maximum freshness and a wide selection. Their strains are so popular that the dispensaries have to post the precise time they’ll drop—and they sell out immediately. Don’t miss the website’s exquisite cannabis photography.
Solace Meds, four locations
(Denver, Fort Collins and Wheat Ridge)
The signs outside these medically focused shops read, “You’re in the right place,” which sets a welcoming tone right from the start. Patients seeking medical cannabis are greeted with friendly faces and a wealth of information about how different products work and how to maximize the plant’s therapeutic effects. The dispensary’s recreational offerings reinforce that there’s something for everyone: More than 120 types of edibles, 25 varieties of flower and 100 extracts are typically on hand. It’s a great place to be.
High Q, four locations
(Carbondale, Snowmass Village, Silt, Parachute)
High Q is focused on providing organically cultivated cannabis that’s free of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. The slow-cured and hand-trimmed premium flower is grown in living soil—providing discerning consumers with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that they are purchasing clean, tested products of the highest quality. With locations across Colorado’s Rocky Mountains and the Western Slope, High Q serves up a notably extensive and diverse selection of cannabis flower, infused edibles, topicals and CBD products.
Roots RX, six locations
(Aspen, Basalt, Eagle-Vail, Edwards, Leadville, Gunnison)
Located just off the slopes of many Colorado ski resorts, Roots RX is lauded for one-on-one personal attention from budtenders, who will happily load you up with enough cannabinoid factoids to inform your purchasing decision and spread the good, green word yourself, if you’re so inclined. The dispensary nurtures such a cool vibe that some customers swing by even when they’re not making a purchase just to hobnob with fellow cannabis enthusiasts.
Embark upon an intergalactic journey through the cannabis cosmos at this popular Boulder dispensary. They boast one of the most robust concentrate selections in the state, including äkta’s Live Rosin vape cartridges, and can count themselves as an authorized retailer for some harder-to-find local favorites. And the shop scene is out of this world, with murals of starscapes, meteorites and fun-loving alien life forms smoking joints and doing dabs.
For more than a decade, the cannabis grown at L’Eagle expresses only the greenest of green. They are the only Clean Green Certified dispensary in Denver, rooting their process in sustainable, organic cultivation methods, such as all-natural pest control over harsh chemicals and rigorously testing for trace contaminants at every step. Customers applaud them: L’Eagle was named “Best Dispensary in Colorado” by Leafly in 2017 and The Cannabist in 2018; and they received the Excellence in Innovation award from the National Cannabis Industry Association in 2018 for their green efforts.