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Medical Marijuana Dispensary Review: The Clinic Cap Hill in Denver

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Consistency and quality. Those two things are what keep most businesses afloat. A quality restaurant that can't consistently deliver top-notch meals will fail. Likewise, a consistently bad restaurant doesn't stand a chance. The same is true in the medical marijuana dispensary world, where shops consistently lacking in quality have found themselves run out of business or sold to another owner.

That said, there's a reason the Clinic hasn't changed since opening the doors to its first shop in 2009. It hasn't had the need.

See also: Medical Marijuana Dispensary Review: Mile High Dispensary in Lakewood

The Clinic -- Cap Hill

745 East 6th Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
720-536-5229
TheClinicColorado.com

Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
Raw marijuana price range: $37-$46/eighth-ounce, $280/ounce. Nonmembers pay about 15 percent more.
Other types of medicine: BHO, CO2 oil, kief, hash, edibles, tinctures, lotions, drinks.
Online menu? Yes.
Handicap-accessible? Yes.
Recreational sales? Yes.

The Cap Hill location, one of six for the chain, is a strange little building, clearly once home to a mechanic's garage. For a while it sat abandoned, except in late November, when the Christmas-tree guy would set up shop. Then, a few years ago, it got a coat of paint on the outside and Pain Management of Colorado ( one of the earliest shops we reviewed) put up a sign. PMC never opened, to the best of my knowledge, and the Clinic eventually moved in and remodeled the space into the slick yet shoebox-sized dispensary operating today.

Inside, the place is as small as it looks from the outside, though staffers have done their best to keep it from feeling cramped or confined. The waiting room and lobby of the dispensary is small but still open and inviting, thanks to the clean white furniture and the huge glass windows drowning the room in sunlight. The walls are painted in green -- a staple of the Clinic stores -- but somehow it works without feeling like yet another dispensary that felt compelled to go green because that's the color of weed.

Sign-in took just a minute, and before long I was buzzed back through the locked security door, through the small receptionist area with a display case filled with glass pipes from local shop Heady Glass and vape pens from Cloud and Altitude, and into the dispensary itself -- which isn't much larger than a walk-in closet. A birch and glass display case runs the length of the room, stocked with display jars of buds and concentrates. The counter is split into two halves, with recreational sales on the left and medical sales on the right.

While both sides were stocked with at least two dozen strains of herb, I never made it over to the recreational side to see if it was the exact same selection as medical. The prices scared me too much: They were too high on day one of sales and, frankly, they are still way too high ($70 for an eighth-ounce and $140 for a quarter-ounce before taxes). That said, the past two times I've been in the Clinic's Cap Hill location, I've watched recreational customers happily shell out the dinero for the high-priced and high-quality flowers. (Granted, they were all shopping on the relatively lower-priced $60/eight tier.) No doubt some of these tourists and occasional tokers had tired of their dude's homegrown and were enjoying the best herb they've ever had.

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from WeedMaps.com.
As a medical patient, I've shopped at the various Clinic locations over the years when I wanted a bag of something caregiver-level. Despite the fact that the Clinic always has some of the highest prices on medical cannabis compared to other dispensaries, it is worth it now and then for quality meds when my caregiver is unavailable. While the staff is friendly and the shops are some of the nicest in Denver, it is the consistent quality that keeps me coming back. But that quality doesn't come cheap, and you'll consistently shell out more than at other dispensaries. Non-members pay about an extra 15 percent, so the $37 eighth for a member is about $42 and change. Add taxes and you're paying $45 an eighth. The top-tier buds shoot up to $55 after taxes. But apparently I'm in the minority of customers who feel that way, because the shop does good business. Drive past the Cap Hill location after work any day of the week and there are people in the waiting room. I've watched people happily pay full price for two ounces of bud and walk out with a smile. Member pricing, available by making the shop your primary center, is clearly the way to go if you're going to make it a regular stop.

Continue for the rest of the review and photos.


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The Clinic Capitol Hill

745 E. 6th Ave., Denver, CO

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51 comments
Jimmy Hersh
Jimmy Hersh

Love all the brain dead stoner quips. The life of losers!! Morons!!

Biggie Balboa
Biggie Balboa

Nothing like prepacked ovrrpriced overhyped promoted by westword garbage

Bryan Borgman
Bryan Borgman

The clinic herb burns with black ash and hurts my throat. 100% every time.

Nicholas Glenn
Nicholas Glenn

LOL for those to dum to look else where. I use to go here all the time but there lot better quality an prices, quit robbing people,

Lido Britton
Lido Britton

Northern lights dispensary .on Sloans lake ... Couch lock

Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline

Not worth it. And customer service sucks

Jay Cismaru
Jay Cismaru

If you were to take it to a lab and get it THC tested you would find they are all very similar I don't care what you say 40 years smoker even schwag is just as strong as your alleged kind bud all the same

Nicholas Glenn
Nicholas Glenn

Over priced in everything they sell take 5 minutes an you can find a dozen better shops. I'd rather pay 25-30 for eighth an get gram or so of waxs for their cost of an eighth, get smart peeps, they high Rob ya as long as you keep going to these over priced places, make them learn quit giving them your money

Kyle Warren
Kyle Warren

Just grow your own pot. Its way cheaper and you feel great when ur plants are done. Feelings like,I grew this chronic and it's way better than the than the shit u get from any shops.

Kyle Warren
Kyle Warren

There are shops that sell an 8th for less than 25. I don't know why anyone would pay 50 for an 8th.

John Scruggs
John Scruggs

I grew my own. It aint great, but I am not getting raped by places like Clinic. tired of the hustlers who have invaded the pot industry.

John Scruggs
John Scruggs

Clinic are not top shelf growers. Just another outlet for ok week. Time to force these guys to sell at an affordable price for medium grad pot.

John Scruggs
John Scruggs

Way over priced. You are one of the many shops that have motivated me to grow my own. It has turned out well. No need for you, although tourists will surely continue to be screwed by your outrageous prices.

Jo Se Ph
Jo Se Ph

There is alway gonna be schmucks therefore there will always be a place that caters to them. Even (in the case of the colfax location) when there is a MUCH better dispo literally right next door you can see some poor fucker going to throw the better part of a $50 on an 1/8th of some 'ok' weed.

yodownmuthalicka
yodownmuthalicka

This is the Cannabis Cup winner dispensary. They have the medal winning strains. Of course its going to be a bit more expensive. Tell me something shocking! I'm bored. 

Greg Murphy
Greg Murphy

Haha, Billy Breathes, heady name brah

Maggie May
Maggie May

My only real gripe with the place is that the bud is pre-packaged. I want to choose from the weed I'm actually buying. And they couldn't sell me a 1/8 of what I wanted because they only had pre-packaged 1/4's.

Christopher D. Ortiz
Christopher D. Ortiz

$20 - $30 an 1/8 because Cannabis is legal in Colorado now The Clinic wheres the minority employees.

Christopher D. Ortiz
Christopher D. Ortiz

I went to the Clinic once because I had a free joint coupon. Good bud for a rich Guy price.

John Smith
John Smith

If your paying more than 25 an 1/8 You being ripped the fuck off.

James T. Richard
James T. Richard

Might be worth the price for some folks. The quality is great. I used to be a devoted clinic shopper until I looked around town for other options. In this state it does not cost that much extra money/time to justify the prices. Their profit margin has to be outrageous. Not unless they are completely inefficient (which they aren't). They are smart business people trying to attract a certain niche market. They chose their price point. Personally, I think 45+ for 1/8 and $60+ for their 'best' shatter is too much. I can find just as good products elsewhere for better prices. That being said- To each their own. Just my 2 cents...

Kyle Albert
Kyle Albert

The clinic is over priced. Theres waaaaay better weed out there for 25 1/8

Ed Haas
Ed Haas

The review was right down the line with opinions on the Clinic as well. Still need to get back to GroundSwell on Colfax and do another review on them.

Zac Ricciardi
Zac Ricciardi

Yeah except you don't know the growers. They have a pro team with a background in horticulture and your lucky to get someone who cares so much about the end user. Quality across the state is not the same, but it's cool. Enjoy your pesticides.

T.c. Smith
T.c. Smith

I shop at The Clinic almost religiously, and find it hard to purchase from other stores around town. Incredible staff, and the Kosher Kush is my staple strain for both flowers and concentrates. 6 different locations also makes it convenient to go there no matter what part of town I'm in. Prices might be high, but the quality and atmosphere is incomparable! I highly recommend these guys if you have the extra coin

Biggie Balboa
Biggie Balboa

average shop. sucks for price vs quality. nothing special. your weed reviews are always bottom shelf shake larf joints

Zac Ricciardi
Zac Ricciardi

You gotta pay for top shelf. Big up to the whole clinic crew.

sucka1
sucka1

$280/ounce is bullshit.  I would be glad paying $500 an ounce.  Why isn't the government taxing me more?  I propose a $5 per gram tax on recreational marijuana sales, for the children.

KosherShouldntCost55
KosherShouldntCost55

Fuck the Clinic and their fucking bullshit prices. Not even close the quality of Kind Love or CAM, but with way more arrogance and higher prices than either. 

SpottedDick
SpottedDick

Only morons and idiots shop at Overpriced, Overtaxed, Government Controlled, Greedy Big $$ Dispensaries.


Real stoners grow their own, or score from their local grower -- better bud, better prices, better people ... and NO TAXES!



seanhwilson
seanhwilson

exactly...i have been hearing how "great" The Clinic has been for months...finally checked it out and when the bud tender grabbed a pre-packaged 1/8 from behind the counter, i said thanks but no thanks...went back to CAM on Broadway...

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Jay Cismaru <== the nutbag who claims that all California dispensary weed is SYNTHETIC THC (spice).



DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay

@SpottedDick This from the asshole railing on the ills of using marijuana on several aliases.  What's a matter, did you get all upset someone took your name?

KosherShouldntCost55
KosherShouldntCost55

@DonkeyHotay Donkey/Spotted, those who don't want to smoke the same small handful of strains day in and day out are forced to shop at the greedy big money dispensaries. Not everyone is part of a network of growers, or wants to make shady craigslist deals. I don't really like to buy more than an eighth of any one strain and many others feel that same way. That's the beauty of living in Colorado. 

Hot.Sauce
Hot.Sauce

Why do you hide behind other people's user names?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@KosherShouldntCost55 " Not everyone is part of a network of growers, "


Just ASK around, there are 1000s of independent growers / caregivers, with 100s of varieties.


@KosherShouldntCost55 "wants to make shady craigslist deals."


Those potheads, growers and dealers on CL aren't any shadier than you are. Don't let your pot induced paranoia keep you from meeting new and interesting people.



DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay

@Hot.Sauce Why do you have a million other than to like your own posts and then pretend like you don't?

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