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Recent Dispensary Openings and Closings Around Denver

TweedLeaf operated seven stores across Colorado, but all of them are currently closed.
TweedLeaf operated seven stores across Colorado, but all of them are currently closed. Thomas Mitchell
Times are a-changin' in Denver's marijuana space. Reports of declining prices and sales have become the norm over the last year, while businesses small and large have cut back or closed altogether. The most recent large closure came last week, when the state Marijuana Enforcement Division closed all seven TweedLeaf locations in Colorado for a failure to pay taxes.

As the vehicle for all legal pot products, dispensaries are taking the brunt of the situation. Still, there there are new stores popping up just as fast as the old ones close, partly because it's so rare for licenses to become available.

Here's a rundown of the recent action:

Recent Openings:


Ajoya
10590 West Colfax Avenue, Lakewood
303-232-3620

Alto (medical only)
2160 South Lipan Street
305-972-1853

Den-Rec
5420 Arapahoe Avenue, Unit D, Boulder

Horizon Cannabis
6745 West Mississippi Avenue, Lakewood

Universal Herbs
800 Park Avenue West

Universal Herbs
755 South Jason Street

Recent Closings:

Boulder Wellness Company
5420 Arapahoe Avenue, Unit D, Boulder

Buddy Boy
Seven metro stores, all closed

Mile High Green Cross
852 Broadway

Urban Dispensary
2675 West 38th Avenue

TweedLeaf
Three metro stores (seven across the state), all closed
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Thomas Mitchell has written about all things cannabis for Westword since 2014, covering sports, real estate and general news along the way for publications such as the Arizona Republic, Inman and Fox Sports. He's currently the cannabis editor for westword.com.
Contact: Thomas Mitchell