The dispensary is down a steep flight of stairs from the sidewalk to the basement of the building. It takes up the entire floor, tucking patient lounges in between massive structural columns and pushing couches up against the massive painted bricks used for the foundation of the former paper mill. The shop has gone for an Eastern Buddhist/Zen theme with low painted chairs, squatting Buddha statues and colorful framed posters with vaguely Hindu symbols. There is also a huge, seven-foot-tall antique-looking ceramic vase painted with what looked like a life-sized crane. What the smooth, peaceful vibe of the decor fails to do is mask the immense size of everything. In a way, it feels like a marijuana dispensary pop-up shop had taken over a South Broadway antique store specializing in Asian crafts. As in the rest of the basement, huge foundation beams separate out some of the wall space and room in the bud bar. And the bud bar itself is set up on a set of antique, heavy wooden dining tables. Everything LoDo Wellness produces is grown in a coco/soil mix according to the 'tender, and most strains are from the center's garden. Indica-dominant strains are kept on the left, while sativas are on the right of the small tiered display. A Plexiglas case for hash is placed in the middle of the table and separated the two stacks of herb.
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