Marijuana: 33 retail pot stores now licensed in Denver
Updated numbers below: After yesterday's Denver Bronco win, everyone in this city is plenty high. But for those who'd like to augment that euphoria, there are now 33 fully licensed retail pot shops in Denver. Late Friday, the Denver Department of Excise and Licenses updated its list of the establishments that have gotten both their state and city licenses, and although the pace has slowed a bit since the hectic days before recreational sales started on January 1, license-holders report that the process has been relatively slow and steady.
Update: Here are items about all 33 of the shops licensed by the City of Denver as of this writing, complete with photos, links and excerpts from those businesses critiqued by marijuana reviewer William Breathes. They're followed by the rest of this original post:
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.