Marijuana

Ten Hydroponic Shops We've Grown to Trust in Denver

Growing shitty weed is easy, but growing the good stuff takes effort.
Growing shitty weed is easy, but growing the good stuff takes effort. Tracy Block
Despite the limitations that state and local governments have put into place in recent years on growing cannabis at home, Colorado remains one of the most liberal states in the country for home grows. Even so, current Colorado law caps plant counts at sixteen — even for medical patients — and some local jurisdictions, such as Denver, further limit plant counts to twelve.

Still, twelve cannabis plants can produce a lot of flower for the average consumer – if you're using the right equipment and know what you're doing, that is. Fortunately for beginning growers, Colorado's acceptance of the plant has sprouted an entire business sector of stores dedicated to helping you do just that. Traveling down the main drags of Colfax Avenue or Federal Boulevard, perusing Lakewood and Aurora shopping centers, or driving around the industrial streets of north Denver, you're likely to spot some of the metro area's hydroponic stores, and none of them have to pretend that all their equipment is for tomatoes, thanks to legalization.

With so much competition, it can be hard to pick the right place to start spending hundreds of dollars on lights, vents, nutrients and water reservoirs. To help guide you through your first step of starting a cannabis cultivation, here are ten hydroponics and home-grow stores around town we've grown to trust.

click to enlarge Cultivate Colorado has two locations in the Denver area. - CULTIVATE COLORADO FACEBOOK PAGE
Cultivate Colorado has two locations in the Denver area.
Cultivate Colorado Facebook page
Cultivate Colorado
666 Buchtel Boulevard
303-954-9919
6400 South Stapleton Drive
720-420-7599


Oasis Garden Center & Hydroponics
608 Garrison Street, Lakewood
303-238-5143


Grofax
Five metro locations
877-799-4769


Cost Plus Hydro
2530 West Barberry Place
303-790-2211


click to enlarge Chlorophyll helps feed plants, and so does the store. - CHLOROPHYLL FACEBOOK PAGE
Chlorophyll helps feed plants, and so does the store.
Chlorophyll Facebook Page
Chlorophyll
3801 Mariposa Street
303-433-1155


Ultimate Garden Supply
2380 South Broadway
303-282-0034


High Tech Garden Supply
6025 Parkway Drive, Commerce City
720-222-0772


click to enlarge GroWize is one of dozens of hydroponics stores on the west end of town. - GROWWIZE FACEBOOK PAGE
GroWize is one of dozens of hydroponics stores on the west end of town.
GrowWize Facebook Page
GroWize
3200 South Wadsworth Boulevard, Lakewood
303-986-2706


The Big Tomato
695 Billings Street
303-364-4769
6695 Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada
720-328-3746


click to enlarge The Trimmer store rents out and sells trimming equipment for those sick of snipping buds. - THE TRIMMER STORE FACEBOOK PAGE
The Trimmer store rents out and sells trimming equipment for those sick of snipping buds.
The Trimmer Store Facebook Page
The Trimmer Store
955 East 58th Avenue
303-816-8731

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