In this post, my favorite Colorado-based cannabis products. Made in partnership with Medicine Man, The Lodge Cannabis, 1906, Dixie Elixirs, Stillwater Brands, Northern Standard, Pure Hemp Botanicals, VESL, and Escape Artists. Read more about my sponsorship policy on my disclosure page.
I moved to Colorado when I was 19 years old and cannabis was still illegal. Since then I’ve voted, bought property, given birth and raised children in this wonderful state. I was even one of the lucky voters who helped pass Amendment 64, making retail cannabis products legal for the first time. Point is, I love it here. It’s my home, and the home of my children, and having been here from the beginning of legalization, I take great personal interest in our states cannabis industry.
Colorado is an exciting place to live when you’re interested in the commercial cannabis landscape. Since taking its place at the forefront of the legal cannabis industry, Colorado has been home to important cannabis brands, companies, non-profits, and social movements. In this post, I’m sharing some of my favorite Colorado products and brands that are ushering in the new age of modern cannabis with innovation and responsibility in mind.
Read on for my top choices in dispensaries, edibles, concentrates and more, all by Colorado brands that are working hard to make the state and the movement proud.
Medicine Man is one of Colorado’s original top dispensaries. Since 2009 this family-owned business has grown to encompass a 40,000 square foot cultivation facility and four dispensary locations. With up to 50 strains growing at one time, Medicine Man has one of the largest varieties of flower in Colorado. All of Medicine Man’s premium flower is grown in-house and is fully tested.
Medicine Man also carries a huge variety of Colorado’s best concentrates, edibles, topicals, and tinctures, with some of the most competitive pricing in town. Offering daily specials like BOGO edibles on Mondays, $20 eights on Fridays and concentrate specials on Saturdays, Medicine Man is a trusted stop for premium quality, large selection, accessibility, and price.
Located in Aurora, Denver, Longmont, and Thornton.
The Lodge Cannabis
The flower from The Lodge is some of my favorite in Denver. A sophisticated shop with the vibes of an upscale hipster bar, The Lodge offers a great selection of classic and exotic strains, delicious edibles, potent concentrates, topicals, and tinctures. With a relaxed vibe and friendly staff, they also provide a comfortable shopping experience for the cannabis consumer.
The Lodge has great prices for top-shelf buds and features daily deals like 20% off concentrates on Mondays and $5 off a $30 purchase every Wednesday. They also have daily $99-ounce specials and regularly have deals on champagne wax, live resin, and shatter.
The Lodge has two locations in Denver and carries all of the best brands of retail cannabis products. And with their selection of glass and other stoner essentials, checking out this dispensary is a must for all.
Located in Barnum and RiNo district.
1906 Premium Chocolates
A Stoner Mom favorite! I’ve been talking about 1906’s premium chocolate edibles for years, and they are still one of my favorite Colorado cannabis companies.
1906 has a sophisticated product suite of infused chocolates for every occasion. Their Go beans are a long-time favorite of mine, with a low dose of THC paired with ingredients that put a bounce in your step with a little burst of creative energy. Another favorite is the euphoric Bliss peanut butter cup, a surefire way to lift my spirits and elevate my mood.
Chill chocolates bring on calm, reflective vibes, and Midnight is the perfect treat before bed. And of course, you can’t miss their aphrodisiac chocolates! Love is packed with ingredients that will kickstart your sex drive and get you ready for action!
The fast-acting nature of 1906’s products is what sets them apart from other edibles. 1906’s patented lipid microencapsulation process means that you’ll feel the effects within 20 minutes. 1906’s products offer a solution for accurate and predictable dosing with consistent effects you can count on.
Available in over 200 dispensaries in Colorado.
Relaxing and Awakening Mints by Dixie Elixirs
For a responsible stoner mom, there is nothing quite as discreet as popping a medicated mint during a busy day on the go. Dixie Elixirs THC infused mints and tarts are delicious, refreshing, and they work! With 5 mg of THC per tiny mint, these breath-saving treats are the perfect microdose and help take the edge off during any situation. Available in Relaxing peppermint and Awakening orange. Both are a purse must-have!
Dixie Elixirs’ unique catalog of products also includes highly-rated elixirs, gummies, chocolates, tablets, topicals and more.
Available in over 400 shops in Colorado, California, Maryland, Michigan, and Nevada.
Ripple Dissolvable THC by Stillwater
Another longtime Stoner Mom favorite! Make anything an edible! Ripple by Stillwater is a revolutionary product developed to counter the long wait time and inconsistent dosing associated with traditional edibles. Ripple Dissolvables are single-serve powder packets filled with precise portions of odorless, flavorless, calorie-free dissolvable THC and CBD. Get creative and add them to any food or drink for fast-acting and consistent effects. Ripple comes activated and ready to be consumed, whether you add it to your favorite dish or stir it into a drink. You can literally turn any dish into an edible! My preferred way to use Ripple is to add it to one of my many cups of coffee throughout the day. THC, CBD, and a little caffeine make for a very productive and high-functioning stoner mom!
Ripple’s consistent and reliable dosing makes it a must-try for those anxious of overconsumption. Also, check out their amazing infused tea and gummies!
Available in dispensaries across Colorado.
Northern Standard | Premium Cannabis Extracts
Northern Standard sets the industry standard for extract consistency, purity, and flavor through their proprietary CO2 and helium extraction process. Their cannabis oils are extracted from single-strain, single-batch, organically grown cannabis, and contain only native terpenes. Their extracts contain no Vitamin E Acetate, toxic solvents, artificial terpenes, synthetic flavorings, propylene glycol, or any other additives.
Northern Standard vape cartridges are my favorite in the state. Rigorously tested and made with a commitment to quality, their attention to detail is prevalent in everything from their packaging to the ingredients themselves. Each cartridge is beautifully packaged, with full terpene and cannabinoid lab results printed clearly on the back of the product. This is a huge plus for the consumer!
Available in fine dispensaries throughout Colorado.
Pure Hemp Botanicals CBD Tinctures
Pure Hemp Botanicals has a huge catalog of CBD products. Offering tinctures, tea, capsules, mints, isolate, pet products, and more, there’s something for everyone by Pure Hemp Botanicals.
Like all the CBD brands I recommend, Pure Hemp Botanicals has its products tested by third-party labs, and have the up-to-date results publicly available on their website. Their Lab Results page is thorough and informative, showing true transparency for CBD consumers.
Pure Hemp Botanicals CBD tinctures are excellent and available in both full-spectrum and isolate formulas. Naturally flavored with no additives, their tinctures are fast and effective. I use the 1500 and 3000 mg full spectrum tinctures regularly to treat symptoms of depression and anxiety, and love having a local brand on-hand that works so well for my mental wellbeing. And of course, CBD is legal to buy online so you don’t even have to be here to try these excellent Colorado products!
Available online and in stores throughout the country.
NuLeaf Naturals Pure Full Spectrum CBD Oil
Since 2014, NuLeaf Naturals has produced high-grade, pure CBD oil for humans and pets. Their full-spectrum, whole-plant, CO2 extracted oil is packed full of cannabinoids and terpenes and contains no additives. NuLeaf Naturals products are made from Colorado hemp plants, from farms using organic and sustainable farming practices. Their advanced cloning methods promise continued enhancement of their natural genetic strains and help to ensure a safe and regulated product, with unsurpassed potency and consistency.
All NuLeaf Naturals products are third-party lab tested, with up-to-date lab results publically posted right on their website. Their independent lab results are thorough, testing for cannabinoid potency, levels of terpenes, as well as heavy metals and pesticides. NuLeaf Naturals’ transparency and pure product makes them one of the top sources of CBD oil that I have found.
Another thing I love about NuLeaf’s oil: each bottle no matter the size is concentrated to 50 mg of CBD per milliliter. This consistent dosing makes their tinctures simple to medicate with. I’m also a big fan of their pet oil, which is made with the exact same regulations and practices and is safe for humans.
Available online and in stores throughout the country.
VESL CBD Vape Pens and Cartridges
VESL’s CBD is derived from Colorado-grown hemp by one of the first companies in the United States to receive a legal license to grow. They have a comprehensive collection of CBD products from supplements, pet care, and vape products, to CBD-infused skincare.
Their vape products have it all. Sophisticated look, quality ingredients, and lab results publicly posted on their website. Try their disposable CBD vape pens for the easiest entrance into the world of CBD. For a more permanent solution, their VESL Key battery is sleek, affordable, and has a folding feature that makes it perfect for storing in a pocket or small purse. Their oil cartridges are available in a variety of flavors and contain 250 mg of CBD.
VESL offers a 30% discount for active and retired military.
Topicals and Skin Care
Escape Artist Infused Skincare and Cream
With its ability to decrease inflammation and increase cell turnover, CBD alone has been showing up in high-end skincare for a few years now. Escape Artists takes this to another level with their CBD and THC infused line of topicals and skincare. Pairing these two cannabinoids increases the effectiveness of CBD without any psychoactive effect.
Escape Artists skincare line features a night cream, day cream, eye cream, and face mask. Their moisturizing creams are full of hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, vitamins C and E, plus 500 mg CBD to 5 mg THC.
Escape Artists’ topical creams are particularly effective and have a place of honor in my family medicine cabinet. The Relief Cream is truly a godsend, with effects kicking in within ten minutes of application and lasting up to three hours. It’s the perfect tool for combating pain, inflammation, and tight muscles.
Available in fine dispensaries across Colorado.
Gear and Accessories
My top solution for responsible cannabis storage! I’ve been talking about these bags for years! Stashlogix cases and bags are the perfect way to safely secure your stash from kids, pets, and curious eyes. Featuring innovative details like an integrated lock, customizable interior, and smell-proof construction, a Stashlogix case is an essential part of a responsible cannabis lifestyle.
Myxed Up Creations Smokeshop
One of my favorite headshops! Myxed Up Creations has a solution for every cannabis need. Whether you’re looking for the best vaporizers, finest glass, or one of the many cannabis-related gadgets now available to the average stoner, Myxed Up has you covered. Check out their Colfax location in one of my favorite sesh videos. Their Colorado Springs location boasts at being the largest headshop in the world!
Located in Denver, Aurora, Pueblo, and Colorado Springs.
Travel Service and Entertainment
On a City Sessions tour, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at Colorado’s thriving cannabis industry. Start with an educational smoke sesh at the City Sessions lounge, then stop and smell the flowers at a huge commercial grow. Check out the nations #1 glass shop, take selfies holding giant bags of weed, and shop at premium dispensaries with an exclusive discount. City Sessions offers private cannabis tours with a wide range of experiences to choose from. With their guidance, you can create a customized cannabis-focused vacation that will satisfy your curiosity and have you exploring everything this great state has to offer.
City Sessions offers several different experiences like the informative Cannabis Education Tour to the comprehensive Tour of the Senses. Their private tours run anywhere from two to six+ hours and can be as adventurous as heading up the mountains to take in the Rockies after a morning of cannabis education. Read more about my thoughts on City Sessions here.
Thanks for checking out my roundup of Colorado’s best cannabis products! We’ve certainly come a long way from the days of crumpled-up herb in baggies. With innovative and forward-thinking products and services, Colorado is taking its place at the forefront of legal cannabis. I’m proud to call this place home!