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Denver's weed scene is iconic. Tour it and see cannabis history before your eyes.
Denver is home to some awe-inspiring cannabis history. Not only is it home to the world’s first successful recreational marijuana legislation, but its cannabis tourism is thriving.
Whether you’re visiting Denver for a rundown on cannabis history or simply want to see the city’s many iconic venues, views, and scenery, we’ve got you covered.
Below, you’ll find a few must-add things to your itinerary during your visit to Denver, Colorado, including the best dispensary in the city, places to sesh, where to eat, and some needed entertainment after a long day. See your guide to Denver tourism below.
Photo courtesy of Native Roots Cannabis Company
Regardless of where you are in Colorado, you’re sure to find a Native Roots dispensary.
Native Roots is a premium cannabis dispensary with a whopping 20 locations throughout the state. The brand started as a small cultivation and extraction facility and has since built a promising reputation as the most trusted, reliable, and convenient dispensary in Colorado.
When you’re in Denver, you’re in luck. Native Roots has a handful of excellent locations in the city:
Because you’re likely a visitor, we suggest the Tower Rd. location as it’s quite close to the Denver International Airport. Here, you can find an eager staff and an unparalleled product selection for both medical patients and recreational users.
If you truly want to learn about Denver’s unique cannabis history, that starts with finding the best weed in the city. At any Native Roots dispensary, you’ll be well taken care of.
Location: 7050 Tower Rd. Denver, CO 80249
Hours: Open every day 9 am – 9:50 pm
Photo courtesy of TETRA Lounge
Denver is proud to have a thriving cannabis tourism scene. Here, you don’t need to limit your seshes to the great outdoors.
There are various indoor sesh spots and consumption lounges throughout Denver. We recommend the following:
Although these lounges are great for a chill indoor sesh, there’s still plenty of outdoor beauty to see. The nearby mountains and scenic views are a must.
If you’ve got wheels, we recommend a mini scenic road trip to experience true Colorado elevation, like the Pikes Peak Summit, which has some serious views.
If that’s not an option, stay level with the ground and check out the views at Inspiration Point Park, just northwest of downtown. It has stunning views and is definitely a sesh-worthy spot.
Denver has a ton of delicious restaurants, grills, and food trucks that are eager to satisfy your post-sesh munchies.
For something fast, delicious, and convenient, you must try Kiké’s Red Tacos. It’s one of Denver’s favorite food trucks, sitting in West Highland since 2020. They have a rich and flavorful menu with all sorts of Mexican-inspired eats.
If you’re a pizza fiend, we suggest stopping by The Greenwich. It offers New York-style pizza with luxurious additions like charred broccoli and mascarpone, lamb and honey labneh, and so much more.
When your sweet tooth is calling, visit Milkbox Ice Creamery. It’s a contemporary dessert shop with over 40 unique ice cream flavors located on Wynkoop Street. There are also delicious milkshakes that can include alcohol if you’re of legal age and choose to spice up your dessert.
Photo courtesy of Marijuana Mansion
Besides weed, what do you think of when talking about Denver? A music junkie like myself automatically thinks of the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater.
Be sure to check out upcoming concerts for your visit to Denver. If there aren’t any, feel free to visit and check out the breathtaking views and the accompanying Red Rocks Park, home to a free visitors center featuring the Performers Hall of Fame.
There’s also an abundance of trails surrounding the area, so be sure to pack a few extra joints for the day.
If you’re looking for something a little more historical, travel down to 1244 Grant Street and feast your eyes on the stunning and legendary Marijuana Mansion. It’s a great place for weedy photo ops, and there are self-guided tours that let you roam the grounds without a guide.
The Marijuana Mansion is the exact location where lawmakers wrote Amendment 64, the world’s first victorious recreational cannabis bill. If that’s not cannabis history, I don’t know what is.
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