Marijuana: Five New Towns With Rec Licenses, Shotgun Willie's Pot Shop Tie-In

Aurora's new recreational pot shops weren't the only venues to land rec licenses between September 1 and October 1 this year. Licenses for recreational stores were granted in five brand-new municipalities -- and there was a lot more happening on the state's licensing list. Keep reading to find out what:

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Green Dragon is the first location in Basalt to have a recreational license for its store at 180 Southside Drive, Unit 7A. There's no report on when Green Dragon will open for business.

De Beque, Colorado, will have a recreational dispensary at 4550 Highway 6, #24, called Kush Gardens. No word on when it's expected to start selling.

Serene Wellness is the first spot to receive a recreational license in the municipality of Fraser, at 228 Byers Avenue. There's a public hearing in Fraser about the business coming up on October 15.

Silt has also landed its first recreational dispensary: High Q at 730 Main Street. The owner hopes to have the doors open by early November.

The Green Solution will be the first recreational dispensary to open doors in Silver Plume at 645 Water Street; the staff aims to start selling by October 18. Another Green Solution location, at 6020 West 20th Avenue in Edgewater, is expected to start selling recreational marijuana by November 1.

High Country Cannabis Company, at 54530 Highway 9 in Alma, is the second dispensary to land a recreational license in that municipality. No word on when it's expected to open for business.

Another Aspen location -- Leaf, at 555 East Durant Avenue -- has landed a recreational license. No word on when Leaf is scheduled to open for rec sales.

Magnolia Road Cannabis Co. will be the latest recreational store to open in Boulder, at 1750 30th Street, Suite 84. We're not sure when it's scheduled to open its doors.

In Denver, Trenchtown, at 734 Sheridan Boulevard, is the latest medical dispensary to nab a recreational license. They hope to start selling adult-use cannabis within the next two months.

Durango will have one more recreational dispensary open by the end of October: Sante Alternative Wellness, at 742 1/2 Main Avenue.

Another dispensary in the Native Roots chain has been given a recreational license for the location at 5610 West 20th Avenue in Edgewater. No date for the opening has been made available.

A store in Glendale at the Shotgun Willie's location -- or perhaps the former location? It's a little confusing -- but a business at 490 South Colorado Boulevard, has received a recreational marijuana license. It'll operate as The Smokin' Gun when it opens.

Green Tree Northglenn, 10575 Melody Drive, Suite 101 in Northglenn, has obtained a recreational license. Recreational sales should get underway by the end of October.

Nature's Herbs and Wellness Center, the latest store to receive a license for recreational sales in Log Lane Village, hopes to open doors at 17224 North Frontage Road by November 1.

Rocky Mountain Bliss is the second dispensary in Ridgway to receive a recreational license, for a store at 112 Village Square West, Suite 220. No word on when the store expects to open.

And there were some more small changes on the state licensing list.

3D Cannabis Center in Salida changed its address from 248 East Highway 50 to 248 East Rainbow Road.

The MMJ America in Boulder at 1909 Broadway has changed its doing-business-as name to Boulder MMJ.

The Herb's Nest dispensary at 3900 East 48th Avenue is now known as Spark.

And the license for a store at 2601 West Alameda Avenue has officially transferred from Rocky Mountain Caregivers to The Green Solution.

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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