This Fort Collins shop claims to have the biggest selection of “quality flower,” concentrates and edibles in Northern Colorado. Strains grown in-house contain no pesticides, so their product is nice and clean. It boasts more than 500 infused products.
But it’s not just as easy as walking into Walmart and buying a joint and smoking it on the spot. You have to know the laws and you have to know where to go. Not all marijuana dispensaries sell recreational cannabis; some are medicinal and require a card.
Native Roots is known for its high-quality marijuana (both medical and recreational).
Note: Before you visit a dispensary, make sure you are versed on the Colorado recreational marijuana laws, and start with a low dose to prevent overdoing it (especially when trying a new edible for the first time).
Find 20 different dispensaries (and growing) across the state, from the city to the mountains. Even with so many locations, these well-known shops tend to get pretty busy, so you are likely to encounter a line. But that’s just a testament to their product, and it’s worth the wait to get some of the best.
Native Roots sells a variety of different strains and products, spanning edibles, bubble, cannasap, shatter and wax. Don’t know what all of these terms mean? It’s OK. If you’re new to this style of shopping, Native Roots has experts who can guide you to choose the right products for your needs.
It can also be hard to sift through the many options to know where to go for the best experience.
Since the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado, tourism has exploded. While some tourism experts say it’s a total coincidence, others are organizing cannabis-specific vacations and tours to tap into the market.
Infinite Wellness promotes the positive aspects of marijuana culture and sells top-shelf cannabis, plus a wide assortment of cannabis products. Infinite Wellness aims for exceptional, professional, non-judgmental customer service.
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If you want to stock up immediately upon entering the state, that’s fine — and pretty easy, now that many border towns have wised up to all the money they can make off eager tourists. Towns on the Oklahoma, Nebraska, New Mexico and Utah borders have way too many dispensaries to serve their residents, because they want to serve you! Although they might be a little pricey, towns like Antonito (near New Mexico), Dinosaur (near Utah), Sedgwick (near Nebraska) and Trinidad (near New Mexico, and on the path into Colorado from Texas and Oklahoma) all have dispensaries. Our favorite destination of the bunch is Dinosaur, where you can visit Dinosaur National Monument and see amazing fossils just up the road.
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No matter where you go in this state, chances are good that you’ll drive by a dispensary or twenty during the trip. If you’re not from Colorado, there’s no reason not to stop at one (or more): You’re on vacation, and recreational marijuana is totally legal here (as long as you follow these rules and have a designated driver).
You can’t pass through Colorado’s Front Range without stopping in Boulder, where the mix of weird, wealthy and wilderness creates a bubble made for stoners. After hitting up a dispensary — we recommend Karing Kind, Helping Hands Herbals and Options Medical Center — take a walk around the beautiful campus at the University of Colorado Boulder and visit the infamous area of past 4/20 celebrations, or check out popular food and shopping spots on the Pearl Street Mall or the Hill. Hiking, camping and mountain biking are minutes away in Boulder, with easy trails in Chautauqua Park conducive to stoned hiking.
For other amazing sites, explore the Garden of the Gods, then stop by one of the several cannabis consumption clubs in Colorado Springs, the only town besides Denver that’s attempted to regulate social pot use. Smoking is usually prohibited, but vaporizing and dabbing are allowed.
Central City and Black Hawk
You won’t go to Black Hawk and Central City for the cannabis shopping, though there are a handful of pot shops in both towns — but bluntly put, this area is a great place to get high. Both towns are rich in Old Western history and have legal gambling and many casinos, along with the buffets that come with them. If you like getting spooked, burn one and head up to the old Central City cemeteries, where 150-year-old gravestones and possible ghost sightings await.
Here's a breakdown of how to have the most marijuana-friendly fun during your Colorado road trip, with a mix of roadside attractions, dispensary bargains, cannabis tourism, munchies and outdoor adventures in Denver, Boulder, Aspen, Colorado Springs and beyond.