Medical Marijuana Dispensary Review: Local Product of Colorado in Denver

The last time I was in Local Product of Colorado, there were issues. Not with the shop itself -- which at the time was one of the nicest spaces in Denver where medical cannabis was being sold. No, the problem was with the buds and an abundance of powdery mildew. Despite the staff's amazing response to the problem, it was enough for me to write them off and never give them a second thought.

But a lot has changed in three-plus years, and I'm glad they landed back on my radar.

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Local Product of Colorado

419 West 13th Avenue Denver, CO 80204 303-736-6850

Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Raw marijuana price range: $8/gram $25/eighth-ounce, $160/ounce. Nonmembers pay about 10 percent more. Other types of medicine: Butane waxes and shatters, CO2 oil, edibles. Online menu? Yes. Handicap-accessible? Yes.

The entry area leads to the patient lounge, a wide-ish hallway connecting a room from which "Radioactive" was blaring with the bud dispensary at the opposite end. I handed my paperwork to a twenty-something woman who let me in through the steel security door and filled out some more paperwork while what I assumed was a female patient looked over at us with an expression like someone had farted. When I finished up, the woman who'd taken my info introduced herself as my budtender and walked me right past the sourpuss, who was gone when I walked out later. I never figured out what she was doing there.

While the original Local Product of Colorado was clearly put together with a lot of forethought (the place gave off an open, art gallery/boutique-hotel-lobby vibe), LPC's current space is much more compact and cozy. Wood floors and wood ceilings will do that. But the light gray on the walls and light streaming in from 13th Avenue keep it from feeling cramped. The staff also kept the artwork from local artists on the walls, including some awesome wood-burned Colorado flags done on what looks like old barn planks.

The steel bud-bar display cabinet is gone; instead, oak-veneer-and-glass cabinets set up in an "L" showcase mostly waxes and oils. Herb is kept in tall glass jars on a built-in bookshelf along the southern wall. It's not a bad setup: Considering that the demand for waxes is so high right now, devoting a lot of space makes sense. But confining the buds to the corner means patients have to double up to ask for selections. Another patient was in while I was shopping, and the two of us did a little dance around each other for a minute while my budtender pulled my selections. Edibles are kept mostly in the refrigerator near the dispensary door, though a few display candy bars from Incredibles were on display in the far cabinet. Continue for the rest of the review and photos.
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William Breathes
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