Medical marijuana dispensary review: Nature's Cure III in Denver

Categories: Marijuana

I would love to say there was another reason for my visiting Nature's Cure III on Colfax, but there just isn't. The shop isn't really known for much more than rock-bottom pricing on their buds, and there's often a line to get in -- so I figured I'd finally make a stop and see just how far $25 could get me.

Nature's Cure III

1500 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80218

Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
Raw marijuana price range: $24-$35/eighth, $200-$270.ounce, though they also offer $150-$160/ounce specials (shake and 'blunt mix' sell for about half those prices).
Other types of medicine: BHO, hash, edibles, tinctures, salves, shake.
Online menu? No.
Handicap-accessible? Yes.

Nature's Cure III is on Humboldt and East Colfax. And not the new Colfax with fancy brew pubs and shiny condos. This is still Colfax Colfax. A spot where you can see a dude rapping to himself at the bus stop, a hooker walking in heels stumbling past the furniture rental place, and a drunk pissing himself while half-passed out after bumming for change and downing a bottle of cheap gin from Scooter Liquors.

Garden shot from Nature's Cure III.
Inside, the front room has been sectioned off as a patient waiting room with not much more than a few hand-me-down office chairs and a stickered-up ATM that looks like it spent time in a skate shop prior to its stint distributing cash to medical patients. The shop is cash only, which is becoming much more frequent around town, as one by one, credit-card companies catch on to what "health services" their clients really offer. Paperwork is minimal -- just a small intake form while your ID and red card are Xeroxed.

On the day of my visit, there were a few pipes and bubblers on display in the small next-in-line waiting room just beyond the locked doors. Nothing fancy, and most were a few dollars overpriced for what they really were: a pipe for someone who needs to puff his meds as soon as possible once he gets out the door.

The back bud bar is built into a corner of the small store, with two adjacent doors opening into the same L-shaped space. Meds were scattered everywhere, with edibles on shelves on the back wall, in the glass cases, in the fridge on the other side of the room and on small counter displays by the cash register. White boards along the back wall of the bud bar have pricing for everything, the list seems somewhat jumbled; I found it easier just to point to something and ask what it cost. Edibles-wife, the stop mainly offered hard candies and chocolates from companies like Dabba. There were also topical ointments, lip balms and tinctures -- items that other dispensaries have let go in favor of more waxes and hashes.

Nature's Cure III had those as well, though not a very robust collection of either. The main wax for sale was a doughy, yellow mixed blend selling for $30 a gram. More appealing were discs of hash made from pressed kief. Selling for $15 a gram, the miniature hockey pucks had a deliciously inviting floral smell and the yellow-amber color of Gulf Coast beach sand. The huge chunk was just begging to be thrown on top of an old-school hooka and burned with shisha -- but I opted to save a few bucks this week and just go with the cannabis.

Page down for the rest of the review and pics of the meds.

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Nature's Cure III

1500 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO

Category: General

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DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 "and there's often a line to get in"

Complete bullshit.

Who fed you that lie, and why did you repeat it?


@DonkeyHotay I drive past and see people waiting in that front room all the time. Maybe if you spent a little bit more time in the real world and a little bit less time arguing with strangers online, you'd have noticed the same thing.

Thanks for the comment, have a great weekend.



So you're saying they're understaffed, all the time. Lolz!

DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@WillBreathes ... I've driven past 100s of times -- often many times per day --have for YEARS, and have NEVER seen a line ... rarely noticed ANY customers ... and often questioned how such an unpopular dispensary could remain in business. Yet when they first opened there, we all speculated that would be a hugely popular physical location for a dispensary. 

Contrast that with the MASSIVE continuous daily foot-traffic / business the dispensary on the corner of South Broadway and Wesley ave. does, among other notable high-volume dispensaries.

When you PUBLISH in Public, Billy, you're no longer surrounded by your puerile know-nothing bong-sucking pals who are ignorant enough to believe whatever bullshit you spew -- you're in the REAL WORLD now, and if you try and sling nonsense, bullshit and lies, the PUBLIC will call you on it.

Like when you hyped the bullshit about CROWDS flocking to the new "pot clubs" -- perhaps if you consider 3 to be a crowd -- and tried to assert that Rapist Rob Corry's "club" was an actual venue.

Keep spewing crap, Billy, and the readers and public will keep calling you on it.


@WillBreathes @DonkeyHotay Ouch! Willy B. tries to spank Don K.  Too bad it's not even a contest. What's with all the attention on Don K? Maybe he wants to "regulate" you Don! You should feel good about that!

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