Photos: See all 54 recreational marijuana shops Denver has licensed so far

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It was a Happy Halloween at Lightshade Labs, judging by this photo from the store's Facebook page. But it's probably an even happier March, since two Lightshade branches are among the latest shops licensed by the City of Denver to sell recreational marijuana. In the two-plus weeks since our last update, Denver has okayed seven more stores, bringing the official total to 54. All of them are included here, along with photos, videos, links and excerpts from reviews of the ones visited by Westword marijuana critic William Breathes. Count them down below.

Number 54:

Botanico Facebook

3054 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205

An excerpt from William Breathes's January 2012 review: "The waiting room is spacious and sparsely decorated, with an L-shaped leather couch in one corner and various pieces of abstract art and photography from local artists hung around the brick and yellow-painted walls. Other touches, like leaving the wooden ceiling beams exposed and using stained concrete as flooring are in keeping with the industrial-turned-residential feel of the neighborhood."

Number 53:

Golden Meds Facebook
GM Enterprise, DBA Golden Meds

4620 North Peoria Street
Denver, CO 80239

Number 52:


1660 North Pearl Street
Denver, CO 80203

An excerpt from William Breathes's July 2011 review: "The dispensary's building is a strange, one-story commercial job from the Sixties that's been brightened up from the outside with a coat of neutral tan paint and a spray-painted mural of a blue, elfish creature releasing a handful of butterflies. It's across the street from the Uptown Tavern, which coincidentally has a mini-bowling alley that is ridiculously fun to play when ripped on a good sativa, not to mention a well-ventilated patio. But I digress..."

Number 51:


11975 East 40th Avenue
Denver, CO 80239

An excerpt from William Breathes's July 2013 review: "I pulled up and parked between two cars that were still running, full of bodies waiting on whoever was inside to finish up their two-ounce purchases. By comparison, the three grams of medicine I eventually brought home were a drop in the bucket for the shop, which must have cleared about six of the $175 ounces during the fifteen minutes I was visiting."

Number 50:

Lightshade Facebook page
Lightshade Labs

3950 North Holly Street
Denver, CO 80207

Number 49:

Medicinal Oasis

6359 East Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80222

An excerpt from William Breathes's May 2013 review: "Medicinal Oasis has a tiny blue lobby with a long couch taking up half the room. It felt like the cramped interior of a sailboat -- though I'm not sure if that was intentional or just a by-product of a stoned contractor misjudging waiting-room space during the build-out. In the corners of the room were tiny ship models, in case you didn't get that you're leaving Denver for a tropical oasis by the sign out front along strip-centric East Evans Avenue."

Number 48:

New Broadsterdam

2568 South Broadway
Denver, CO 80210

An excerpt from William Breathes's January 2013 review: "Minus the cop chopper thrown in for humor, New Broadsterdam's waiting room had an appropriately Netherlands-esque thing going on, with pictures of windmills hung on the walls and other Dutch kitsch thrown around for good measure. There's also a huge, village-square-like white lattice pergola set up over the receptionist desk. It fits, though I'm not really sure about the Dutch connection on that one. The other pieces of heavy wooden antique furniture (and motorcycle) they've got sitting in the large, empty waiting room make it feel almost like one of the antique shops a few blocks north."

Continue to keep counting down the 54 recreational marijuana shops licensed by the City of Denver so far.


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Holiday Cheermeisters NOT Skanks... Coloween was a Blast, and I got paid to dress like a skank...on Halloween, SO in the wise words of Charlie Sheen #WINNING . Rant fin~ 


So how many of these store employees would know the CBD to THC ratio of their products (including edibles, if those have CBD, that is).  I understand that the CBD attenuates some of the negative effects of the THC.  I'm looking for a very mild pleasant experience so I think I'd be looking for a fairly close ratio of CBD to THC.  Thank you.

Front Rage Crew
Front Rage Crew

It would be great to have a some prices for recreational herb for different dispensary's.You guys could make a list every week of different prices.


Too many people in Denver are getting hooked on marijuana. It is time to stop the madness and turn to the good things in life.

David Montalvo
David Montalvo

@ Andres DeMorin - I said it's a start. Not the answer.

David Montalvo
David Montalvo

Keep up the good work guys. Way to boost the economy. This is a good start for our country to get itself out of debt.


I have no clue what this competition is about...but my vote is for number 50...

Ben Martch
Ben Martch

mmmmm. No. This was not Lightshade Labs, its was at ColoWeen put on by The Collective 360

Paul Tokin
Paul Tokin

rec sales have been a go at river rock north since the 7th.

DonkeyHotay topcommenter

... that would be too useful, and force the Greedy Big $$ Dispensary Cartel Pigs to actually compete for customers.

DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@David Montalvo  ... you ain't the sharpest tack in the box, are you?

DonkeyHotay topcommenter

... is located less than 1000' from school property.

DonkeyHotay topcommenter

... Slutty Skanks = Better Bud

DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Salvatore ... did your mother raise you to be an ignorant cunt, or is that a defect you perfected on your own?

A64 is a Colorado initiative, not Washington, you brain-dead bong-sucking stupid stoner.

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