The marijuana business in Colorado keeps growing -- like a weed, as a matter of fact. Between August 1 and September 2, the state issued licenses to sell recreational marijuana to facilities in ten new cities -- and none of them was Aurora.
Roots Rx, 165 Southside Drive, is the first dispensary to be licensed for recreational sales in Basalt. No word on when the dispensary will open.
Animus Herbal Wellness Facebook page
Two currently operating medical marijuana dispensaries in Durango obtained adult-use licenses: Animas Herbal Wellness Center, 111 Camino Del Rio, Suite 5, and Durango Organics, 72 Suttle Street. Both locations hope to be open for recreational sales by the end of September.
New Hope Wellness Center Facebook page
New Hope Wellness Center, 210 Edwards Village Boulevard in Edwards, will be the first adult-use dispensary in Edwards when it opens its doors for rec sales in mid-September.
Green World, 401 Fourth Avenue in Fort Garland, is the first dispensary to obtain a recreational license in that municipality. No word on when Green World will open.
Antero Junction, 100 West Highway 24 in Hartsel, has been granted the first recreational dispensary license for that city; it's unclear when Antero Junction will open.
Green Stop Facebook page
Green Stop, 130 Maine Street, Unit B, Log Lane Village, earned the first recreational dispensary license issued in that municipality; owners aren't sure when they'll be opening the doors for adult-use sales.
Green Cross Silt, 502 Front Street, will be the first recreational dispensary in the municipality of Silt when it opens its doors (no word on when that will happen).
The Pot Shop, 71440 U.S. Highway 50 in Sargents, will be the first recreational dispensary to open its doors in that city; it isn't clear when the Pot Shop is expected to open for business.
Silverton Green Works, 124 East 13th Street, Unit A, will be the first Silverton dispensary to offer recreational sales; no word on when they plan to open doors for adult-use.
And just one month after the first medical dispensary was licensed in Trinidad, Trinidad's Higher Calling, 1000 Independence Road in Trinidad, has been issued a license as the first recreational dispensary to open its doors in Trinidad. (No word on what that door-opening is expected to take place.)
Those were far from the only changes to the state's recreational license list between August and September -- here are ten more new licenses, name changes and other shifts in the landscape.
Ballpark Holistic Dispensary Facebook page
Ballpark Holistic Dispensary, 2119 Larimer Street, landed its license and opened its doors for recreational sales in August.
Roots Rx, 40690 Highway 6, Ste. E-2 in Avon, obtained a license and is open for recreational sales.
The Happy Camper Cannabis Co., 80 Rosalie Road, will be the second recreational dispensary in Bailey when it opens its doors to the public.
Elite Green Organics Facebook page
Elite Green Organics, 804 South College Avenue in Fort Collins, has been issued a recreational license; no word on when the shop will open for adult-use sales.
Solace Meds Facebook page
Solace Meds, 301 Smokey Avenue in Fort Collins, has obtained a recreational license and hopes to open for rec sales by the end of September.
3D Cannabis Center, 248 East Highway 50 in Salida, will be the second recreational dispensary in Salida; 3D hopes to open its doors to the public on October 1.
The dispensary at 3900 East 48th Avenue -- formerly known as Herb's Nest -- will now be doing business as Spark, and the name has been changed on the recreational license. The folks at Spark aren't sure when the dispensary will be open for business.
Alternative Medical Solutions of Aspen Facebook page
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Another Aspen dispensary has been granted a recreational license -- Alternative Medical Solutions, 106 South Mill Street, Suite 203, Aspen.
Bioenergetic Healing Center, 842 North Summit Boulevard in Frisco, has changed its doing-business-as moniker to Herbal Bliss.
And the Frosted Leaf location at 3819 Quentin Street has dropped off the recreational license list.