Medical marijuana dispensary review: Standing Akimbo Bakery in Denver

Categories: Marijuana

Standing Akimbo's products aren't new to me at all. We've featured SA's potent, award-winning edibles in numerous articles over the years. But we've never actually made it over to the oddball little building the shop calls home, a place just on the edge of Jason Street, overhanging the dip in 38th under the train bridge.

Fittingly, the place is as funky as the location inside, both in terms of décor and quality of the chronic.

Standing Akimbo Bakery (and dispensary)

3801 Jason Street
Denver, Colorado 80211

Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, closed Sundays.
Raw marijuana price range (members): $10/gram $30/eighth-ounce, $165/ounce.
Raw marijuana price range (non-members): $12.50/gram $35/eighth-ounce, $180/ounce.
Other types of medicine: Edibles, lots and lots of edibles. Also balm, BHO wax, shatter oil.
Online menu? Yes.
Handicap-accessible? Yes.

Be prepared, though. This isn't a Cherry Creek clinic-style clinic. Standing Akimbo might not seem like a hippie haven from the outside (or maybe it does to you, we don't know), but it is. Walking in is like walking into one of the Bianchi Brother's establishments like Sanchos or Quixotes, complete with Phish blasting over the improvised stereo components on top of the bud bar. But thankfully, the place didn't smell like the storied Denver hippie bars and venues (aside from a shared delightfully skunky aroma). With a kitchen opening up to the bar area of the space, the entire place has a vague scent of cooked marijuana, chocolate and flour.

An employee in her twenties greeted me at the locked front door with her puppy, which had a perfectly heady and foreign-sounding name I couldn't get right even after hearing it three times. The place itself has to have been a watering hole at one point in time, and our guess is that time was long ago. The dark stain on the heavy wooden bud bar and shelves behind look like they've had years of beer breath, dust and cigarette smoke (before 2007) cover them, along with a few layers of stain and pain. Same goes for the dark brown, wood paneled walls behind the barstools leading over into the dark, green hippie lounge, featuring not one, not two, but three Jerry Garcias smiling at patients in the waiting room.

I didn't make it past the bud bar, though. After taking down my information, I sat silently staring at the jars of cannabis just beyond reach. Of course, one of the main attractions of the shop are the edibles, and every single item of the Standing Akimbo line is on display and selling for about $3-$5 cheaper than you'd find the products elsewhere -- which is a good deal considering how freaking potent we've found them to be in the past. I couldn't help eyeing the Pecanna Bar, which took home the 2011 High Times Cannabis Cup for best edible, but held off until I could finally get a look at the cannabis the shop uses.

Continue for the rest of the review and more photos.

Location Info


Standing Akimbo Bakery

3801 Jason St., Denver, CO

Category: General

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