Medical marijuana dispensary review: La Conte's Clone Bar and Dispensary in Denver

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It's been years since I was last in La Conte's. Back in 2011, it was one of the few shops offering buds below $40 an eighth, with hash oil selling at $30 a gram. It wasn't the best bud, but the value was good, and overall the shop got a great review that was even linked on its home page.

Last month, though, La Conte's took second place at the High Times Cannabis Cup -- and that sparked my curiosity as to how much the quality had improved in the past three years, during which it's gone from a mom-and-pop to a booming dual-use recreational and medical pot shop.

La Conte's Clone Bar and Dispensary

5194 Washington Street
Denver, CO 80216
303-292-2252
LaContesCBD.com

Hours:10 a.m. to 6:50 p.m. daily.
Raw marijuana price range: $10-20/gram $25-$30/eighth-ounce, $125-$180/ounce. Members receive monthly discounts and daily specials.
Other types of medicine: O.pen Vape refils, shatter oil, wax, edibles.
Online menu? Yes.
Handicap-accessible? Yes. (Recreational menu also available)>

Since my last visit, the shop has changed things around considerably. Gone are the days when you bellied up to the actual former wooden bar and herb was kept back where liquor bottles used to be. Instead, that setup has been turned into the literal "clone bar" part of La Conte's. It's still one of the coolest dispensary spaces in Colorado, however, and it deserves style points for the way it was converted from a dingy drunk tank into a dispensary that feels like it's been around for decades.

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The old bud bar, now the clone bar.
I spent about five minutes checking out dozens of freshly rooted little plants, and for the most part, they seemed tall and healthy enough -- no noticeable mildew or pests. A few were wilting, including one of the remaining Bubba Kush cuts, but the shop does offer a pretty much no-questions-asked return policy on clones; if you manage to kill it in the first thirty days, you can bring it in for an exchange. Members pay $10 for a clone, non-members pay $15, and recreational customers pay $30 (plus tax).

La Conte's has also ventured into seed production and now sells its own beans both recreationally and medically. Obviously, I haven't been able to grow any to judge the quality of the finished product, and who knows how accurate the genetics are. But if you're just starting out or have a few spots to fill in your garden, the clone bar is worth a look for the low prices.

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La Conte's Clone Bar and Dispensary

5194 Washington St., Denver, CO

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westensteve
westensteve

Lacontes has been a disappointment both times I went.  I went when I first moved to Denver and then a 2nd time, after finding a coupon for a good deal.  Both times the selection was poor and the actual bud I took home tasted like bland ganja, with a harsh smoke.  After talking to people around town and hearing what people had to say about lacontes, I can see why their product is sub-par and more so the sleaziness of their bait-and-switch, charging double for weed that should be the standard price.  I won't be returning.

matt245
matt245

hey look everybody, Donkey is wrong 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@matt245  <== dumber than a box of rocks


Notice the OLD_SITE in the hyperlink? 


That information is clearly WRONG, for the chemical and functional reasons stated above.


They must have hired an ignorant stoner like you to create their www site, since it is so obviously WRONG.



matt245
matt245

Donkey, 


You are FALSE. O.pen Vape uses polyethylene glycol.  Do your research before you pretend to know what you are talking about. That includes looking up the definition of the word ignorant.


I will ask you the same question you asked me when you thought I was incorrect.


Does it hurt to be so stupid, then exacerbate that ignorance with public self-humiliation?


I look forward to your reply, as this has been very fun.


Matt

Aj Gillman
Aj Gillman

They're a joke to medical dispensaries all ova

Hatty Marris
Hatty Marris

they're actually making a comeback. used to be so bad our trim company wouldn't trim for them, now it's pretty descent ... at least at the clone bar

Steven Briceno
Steven Briceno

I've never got good bud from there! Always small premature buds!

MsMedicinal
MsMedicinal

Never ....ever ..ever ever ...will I waste my time at either of the La Contes locations.

This review says it all ....La Conte's SUCKS.


This is the same old "Bait & Switch" tactic they used a year ago ....and then ..their "Premier Strain" was non-potent, burned like plastic, and should not have been sold to the Public.


La Conte's should be banned from Colorado ...not representative of true Colorado Cannabis and is a detriment to the over all creditability of Medical Marijuana, Recreational Marijuana, and the American Way ...............


Thanks for telling The Truth William ... this place is a rip off.


Shame on La Conte's

channing_one
channing_one

Most shops enter their basement-grown product for the Cup, so winning any awards doesn't really mean shit.

matt245
matt245

William, how can you honestly enjoy the O.pen vape knowing it is cut with polyethylene glycol?  It tastes awful and there has to be adverse health risk inhaling that stuff.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@matt245  ... you mean the idiot who created the Open vape www site was wrong, and you were ignorant enough to believe and repeat their mistake.



matt245
matt245

@DonkeyHotay @matt245  Your are FALSE.  

I am correct.  I provided proof.  Where is the proof to support your claim? 


Your ignorance knows no bounds.  I actually feel sorry for you.  I only spend a few minutes a day to comment on pointless forums like this.  I find it to be entertaining.  However, your profile indicates that you spend several hours a day, every single day of the week, commenting and starting little internet fights.  You can not get others to listen to your point of view, so you have to ride the coat tails of someone who is more popular than you, just to get noticed.  It is actually really sad. 


Your are so fucking stupid, you probably will keep replying to this, taking another three posts and seven paragraphs trying to get your point across.  All the while, every one who reads this is laughing at you Donkey.  They are not laughing at the funny things your screen name types on the Westword comment sections, oh no, they are laughing at the waste of life human being behind the computer screen that thinks he is actually making a difference.  

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@matt245  


PEG not only wouldn't lower the viscosity, being a waxy semi-solid or very thick liquid it would increase the viscosity. PEG more importantly would not dissolve THC, so it would be useless as a carrier.


Propylene Glycol however WOULD "make the oil less viscous and functional in an e-vape.  That's why PROPYLENE Glycol is the solvent / carrier used in e-cigs and thc oil vapes.






DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Hatty Marris "now it's pretty descent [sic] "


So your trim company hires illiterate retards?




DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@MsMedicinal  "a detriment to the over all creditability [sic] of Medical Marijuana, Recreational Marijuana, and the American Way "


So what caused the deficit to your grade school grammar education?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@matt245  ... it's Propylene Glycol, generally recognized as safe by the FDA, and used in nearly every juice/liquid E-cigarette.


hth 

kevin_hunt
kevin_hunt

@matt245 Right you are.  Donkey Hotay is a pathetic soul with no friends and no life other than making himself very unpopular on the internet.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@matt245 ... the only "proof" you provided is that you were ignorant enough to repeat the OBVIOUS ERROR that some other moron made on their www site.


Learn the chemical and functional difference between Propylene Glycol and Polyethylene Glycol.


The problem with bong-sucking stoners like you, is that they're too fucking clueless to recognize the simple MISTAKES, ERRORS and/or LIES that other stupid stoners feed them, such as the oft repeated idiotic nonsense about marijuana CURING cancer, or the laughably false myth of Betsy Ross making the first U$ flag from hemp.


Stay ignorant, it's your best skill.


.


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@matt245  Your problem is your abject ignorance of chemistry rendering you incapable of discerning a typographical error made by another clueless idiot -- the marijuana industry seems to be overrun with them.


Hurts to be uneducated and ignorant, don't it stoner?



zgonzalez123
zgonzalez123

@DonkeyHotay to bad you dont know what you are talking about! yes they use propylene glycol but the biggest reason for the change in the flavor recently is the company made a switch from Butane Extraction to Propane Extraction and it affected the flavor and potency but is apparently a cleaner extraction.

matt245
matt245

@DonkeyHotay @matt245  Donkey, I did not ask you, and no one cares what you think.  Stop riding William's coat tails and do something productive with your life.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@matt245  


Hey fucktard, their OLD SITE is obviously wrong, you're just too stupid to know that.


Get back to us when you comprehend some basic chemistry.



matt245
matt245

@DonkeyHotay  thanks for the laughs.  it is clear you are a loser in life. Does it hurt to be so stupid, then exacerbate that ignorance with public self-humiliation? I await your reply.


http://openvape.com/old_site/faq.htmlWhat exactly is Polyethlyene Glycol?

It is a liquid that we use to make the oil less viscous so that the oil will vaporize more readily. It is harmless and used it many pharmaceutical applications as well as common over the counter products.



DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@matt245 <== fucking brain-dead bong-sucking retard.


PolyETHELYNE Glycol is a LAXATIVE, you shit-for-brains moron. PEG is also  polar, which means that non-polar THC would not dissolve nor stay in solution with it. There is no logical, chemical nor practical reason to use PEG in an e-cig or thc vaporizer.


PROPYLENE Glycol is the common solvent / carrier used in e-cig juices and THC oil vaporizers, since it is miscible with THC and other non-water-soluble oils. The other commonly used solvent / carrier in e-cig juices is glycerin, though that doesn't work as well with THC oil due to low solubility.


Propylene glycol is GRAS by the FDA and cleared for use as a direct food additive. PG is also used as a solvent for injectable  pharmaceuticals.


Does it hurt to be so stupid, then exacerbate that ignorance with public self-humiliation?



DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@zgonzalez123  "yes they use propylene glycol"


So I was correct, as usual.


Noted.


@zgonzalez123 "the company made a switch from Butane Extraction to Propane Extraction and it affected the flavor and potency but is apparently a cleaner extraction."


You really have NO FUCKING CLUE what you're yammering about, do you moron?

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