Medical marijuana dispensary review: Healing House in Lakewood

Categories: Marijuana

The Healing House menu is freaking huge, and that alone makes it seem like another warehouse crap shack in the boonies getting by on a (somewhat) isolated location to sell bud.

The isolated-location part is true, with the shop pretty much at the western end of Alameda just a few miles before it crooks southwest around Green Mountain and ends at the foothills. But both the quality of the organic, soil-grown herb and (notably) the selection were well worth the fifteen-minute drive from Denver.

Healing House

10712 W. Alameda Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80226

Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
Raw marijuana price range: $10-12/gram $35-$40/eighth-ounce. (*daily specials bring many strains down in price). Members receive 10 percent off all purchases.
Other types of medicine: BHO, kief, hash, large edible selection, tinctures, lotions, drinks.
Online menu? Yes.
Handicap-accessible? Yes.

"Mom-and-pop shop" is one way to describe Healing House, but that's not quite right. It was more like walking into a secondhand music or quirky antique store, with hand-me-down glass cabinets and stuff thrown everywhere around the perimeter of the center -- pipes in one corner, edibles in another, clothes here, bud there. There are strange folksy murals of trains and (and one strangely Rockwell-esque samurai) painted on the walls of the squatty brick building. It's clean, but pieced together with a non-flowing hippie vibe. The result is really homey, like the pad of that pot-smoking older Deadhead named Tony who lived across the street from you in college.

You're in the bud bar the minute you walk in the shop, so while the budtender copied my paperwork, I went straight to the goods on the shelves. I started with different phenotypes of Bio Diesel, which was really interesting. After all, the original Sensi Star x Sour Diesel cross Bio Diesel is a clone-only strain from Denver Relief. Apparently, a few years ago, when Healing House was still just a delivery service, there was a harvest that seeded, and several people kept the beans to later flower for other shops. An owner told me over the phone that staffers are testing each pheno to see which ones patients like the best before making final decisions on what to keep.

While the buds on the Healing House shelf didn't exactly resemble the original Bio D, they were all worth checking out. Some had a more fuel-like smell, while others leaned toward the citrusmend of the Sensi Star. For the most part, the buds seemed popcorny, though, so I moved on through the selection.

Notable was a batch of solid Flo with big buds that nailed the distinct turned-soil-and-menthol-eucalyptus-muscle-balm smell. There was also an enticing Durban Poison x Blueberry that smells exactly like it sounds (at least to cannabis nerds), with the fruity, bubblegummy Blueberry hitting your nose first, followed nanoseconds later by the spicy, peppery Durban. Everything is grown with organic nutrients in soil, the owner said.

Also on hand were a plethora of Kush and Kush hybrid genetics: Tahoe OG, Kosher Kush, Raskal OG, White Fire OG (several different phenotypes) and at least two or three more. I opted for the Alien OG, with it's chunky, faintly purple buds the size of duck eggs. The smell is at the level of funky, Super Ball-rubbery, lemon-terpene OG goodness so aromatic that you feel compelled to open and close the jar at least ten times simply to get that popped-tennis-ball-can blast. The Alien was potent as well, with a balanced hybrid effect that started out mellow and heavy between the eyes and then progressed to a buzzy, fresh-from-a-nap energy.

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The Healing House

10712 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood, CO

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What a joke. This review is for their Downing St Denver location I went the week of 420 this year and they had some kid working behind the counter that looked to me to be too high to be working.

The kid asked for my ID even though it was already looked at and approved when I walked in minutes earlier, he said he just needed to see it. Great answer huh? I should have asked to see his ID.

Then when I paid for my stuff, he laughed at me and dropped my bag on the floor and the girl bud tender down further behind the counter immediately asked him  "Why did you just do that"? 'He said because I just wanted to know what that felt like.' Great answer huh? Healing?

Well now you and everyone else reading this knows what it feels like too. 

No one apologized for his behavior. 

I guess now I know why you used to be called Urban Cannabis.

And check this out, they are selling Incredibles 50mg bar for $18 and 100mg for $20. I kept trying to get the 100mg all week and they said they were sold out. Guess that is the only way they can get people to buy 50mg for $18, what a rip-off!

Who the hell charges $18 for 50mg when 100mg is 2 more dollars? 

The next week I saw these same Incredible bars in other shops for $10 for 50mg and $15 for 100mg. All their other edible products are overpriced too by 5-10 dollars.

NEWSFLASH --- Their bud is dried out so bad good luck smelling it because it has next to no smell. but they still want to charge you $50 a eighth for BONE DRY ODORLESS WEED. I got the exact same White Chocolate Berry Bliss from Mountain Medicine somewhere else for $10. They charge $15. NEWSFLASH --- Pot is legal in Colorado nobody needs your shady dealer prices, shady attitude and nobody needs you! Not the type of healing a cannabis user needs or deserves.

I was going to review on Weedmaps but I read online (don't know if it is true or not)that they only promote business' with good reviews that pay them. And I see they have 99.9% good reviews only one negative, nothing realistic. 

Look around Denver on E Colfax Ave. you will find killer bud for $30 1/8, that is the REC price! 

And you will find their edibles other places at almost half price. 

STAY AWAY! unless you like paying $10 for a loaf of bread while they literally laugh at you.


Planting your business name in your customers mind is essential unless you want another Denver Dispensary to take control of their wallet.


The original Sour Diesel x Sensi Star is actually Death Star. It was being done in Ohio for some time before the Bio-Diesel came out of Denver Relief.

DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Still no Objective Lab Tests for THC / CBD, eh Billy?


@knowledgeIts easy to get patients in the door with $10 Eighths or $25 half ounces but what will you do to get them back when a better offer is made.


@DonkeyHotayWhat good is an online Menu that costs you hundreds of dollars a month if patients ready to buy cannot see it on their Smart Phone Dawg?.

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