Photos: See all 33 recreational marijuana shops Denver has licensed so far
Numbers updated below: As of January 1, when recreational marijuana sales officially began, the City of Denver had licensed eighteen shops. But far more than that are in the pipeline, and city staffers have been working diligently to process them. The result: Fifteen more stores have been licensed by the city in the last three weeks, bringing the city's total to 33. Check out all of them here, listed in the order of licensing. Included are photos, plus links and excerpts from those critiqued by Westword marijuana reviewer William Breathes. Count them down below.
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Colorado Alternative Medicine (CAM)
2394 South Broadway
Denver, CO 80210
An excerpt from William Breathes's September 2012 review: "For years, Colorado Alternative Medicine has been known as the place to pick up some of the state's best-grown meds. By December 2010, when I first visited the tiny South Broadway duplex, even growers were known to shop there between harvests. And based on my latest visit, little has changed."
Pink House Mile High
Photo by Wax Jones Trimmers at Pink House's grow facility.
2008 North Federal Boulevard
Denver, CO 80211
An excerpt from Wax Jones's July 2013 post "Marijuana trimming isn't just an illegal trade anymore:" "When you first walk in to Megatron, the nickname for Pink House's grow facility, the beautiful scent of sativas and indicas can be a bit overwhelming. There are hundreds of small plants perched beneath flourescent lights throughout the hallways and thousands of plants spread out between four different rooms. Every day, the grow house goes through the same repetitive schedule: shuffle hundreds of plants from vegetative rooms to flowering rooms, water and fertilize plants, prune and check flowering rooms, harvest what is ready and send things to the trimmers."
2001 Sout Broadway
Denver, CO 80210
An excerpt from William Breathes's November 2011 review: "Walking Raven has the distinction of being the first place I reviewed for Westword. After my last visit, I wrote that "Walking Raven feels like that hippie [sic] kid's hangout in high school." Now, two years later, the place feels like that high-school hippy has moved on and is now in his first post-dorm house at a pot-friendly liberal arts college in Vermont."
Continue to count down all 33 of the recreational marijuana stores licensed by the City of Denver so far.