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Wave Goodbye to One More Colorado Dispensary Name

The Clinic's three stores in Denver and one store in Lakewood will soon become LivWell dispensaries.
The Clinic's three stores in Denver and one store in Lakewood will soon become LivWell dispensaries. Courtesy of the Clinic
The Clinic, a group of Denver area dispensaries dating back more than decade, will soon become part of the LivWell brand.

PharmaCann Inc., the company that owns LivWell dispensaries, announced it was buying the Clinic late last week. One of the last original dispensary chains, the Clinic's four stores will rebrand following state and regulatory approval, according to PharmaCann.

Upon the takeover, LivWell will have 26 dispensaries in Colorado, the most of any chain in the state. PharmaCann, LivWell's new owner, will have nearly sixty dispensaries across eight states. A privately held marijuana ownership group based in Chicago, PharmaCann bought Colorado-based LivWell in 2021, and plans to continue growing the brand's footprint.

“Joining the PharmaCann family and continuing to grow the LivWell brand through acquisitions solidifies LivWell as the largest brand in Colorado and one of the most recognizable and respected brands in the U.S.," PharmaCann vice president of marketing Chris Mapson says in a statement.

The Clinic currently operates three dispensaries in Denver — on West 32nd Avenue, East Colfax Avenue and South Colorado Boulevard — and one store in Lakewood. The company also currently owns one growing operation, according to the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division, but the cultivation wasn't included in PharmaCann's announcement of the deal.

Founded in 2009 as a medical marijuana dispensary, the Clinic was viewed as one of Denver's strongest dispensary brands when recreational sales began in 2014, eventually growing to a handful of stores around the Denver area. The company's extraction brand, the Lab, was the first Colorado partner of PAX vaporizers, and the Clinic's genetics line, the Bank, sold seeds at dispensaries across the state. In recent years, however, the Clinic's public presence has quieted, with rumors of the sale surfacing on social media last week.

The Clinic ownership did not respond to requests for comment.
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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.
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