Dear Stoner: We’re driving through Colorado on our trip to the Grand Canyon, and we want to stop at a few marijuana hotspots and take in your state’s resource. Please guide me.
Dear Preston: You’re probably driving east through Colorado on one of two interstates: I-70 or I-76. The vast majority of eastern Colorado towns and counties have banned retail cannabis sales; other than a shop in Sedgwick, in the northeastern corner, and a few in Log Lane Village (a small town off I-76), you won’t come across any real commercial pot experience along either interstate until you get close to metro Denver.
Denver is the state’s recreational-cannabis hub, with pot dispensaries seemingly on every corner in some parts of town; you’ll also find cannabis-related tours and events here. It’ll be harder to choose where to shop and what to do than it will be to find cannabis experiences. If you take I-25 south from Denver, you’ll find lively scenes in Pueblo and Trinidad, and U.S. 285 will take you through Durango, Pagosa Springs and Mancos, all of which have a legal cannabis scene. But if you’re continuing west on I-70, the pickings will be pretty slim, though there are a few mountain towns with dispensaries. Find a list of dispensaries outside the metro area at on our marijuana page.
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