With so many dispensaries to choose from, it can be overwhelming to figure out which one is best for you. To simplify things, we’ve pulled together a list of the top 5.

1. Green Solution

Green Solution is a chain of family-owned dispensaries; you’ve probably seen them around. This is the best option if you’re looking to order online and do a quick pickup. Ordering online also gives you a 10% discount–though weigh your options, because some of their products are pricier than at other dispensaries.

2. Green Dragon

Green Dragon was voted #1 recreational marijuana dispensary in Colorado, and for good reason. If you’re looking for the most bang for your buck, they have high potency cartridges at the best prices. Their goal is also to eliminate the overwhelming nature of dispensaries, so this may be a good place to check out if you’re a newbie.

3. Lightshade

Lightshade also has several locations around Colorado. Lightshade frequently has weekly and daily sales going, so if you’re looking to shop around and try different things (edibles, cartridges, flower, or tinctures) this is your best bet. Lightshade was voted “best bang for your buck” by Westword. You can also order online for pickup.

4. Diego Pellicer

Diego Pellicer totes “premium cannabis” as its claim to fame–and this can clearly be seen in its upscale looking dispensaries and high quality cannabis. Diego Pellicer is good for visitors as it has a variety of disposable vape pens. If you’re looking for some healing qualities, the dispensary is also known for its “CBD anti-Dolores” cream for arthritis and muscle pain.

5. Starbuds

A clever pun on Starbucks, Starbuds is known for its in-and-out service and is set up similarly to a drive-thru liquor store. Every price is “out-the-door,” meaning that the taxes are included in the display price to make your choice as easy as possible.

Kaylee was raised (but not *technically* born) in Colorado. She graduated from Regis University with a bachelor of arts in English. During her time at Regis she worked as a teaching assistant in a freshman classroom setting and in the writing center helping students on a variety of topics. While there, she discovered Cura Personalis, or care for the entire person, leading to her love of feminism and desire for equal rights for all. Kaylee spends her time reading, writing, and debating. To see her latest projects and her portfolio, visit her website at https://kayleehuntley.wordpress.com/