The Best Cities in Colorado for Weed

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Did you come to Colorado looking to buy and smoke some weed? Don't break out your wallet or light up just yet. Not every city is the best city in Colorado for weed and not every city allows for the recreational sale and use of cannabis products in its county. As per Amendment 64, each city and county in Colorado is permitted to enact its own marijuana sale and consumption laws. This means not every destination is keen on marijuana but provide a list where we will break down the best cities in Colorado for weed.



Since the legalization of cannabis in 2014 in Colorado, Denver has become a marijuana mecca in the United States. You might be surprised to find out, however, that Denver may not be the best city in Colorado for weed. Boulder, Fort Collins, and Colorado Springs are all 420-friendly cities in Colorado that permit the sale of recreational pot while offering beautiful views of the Rockies, craft breweries, and a more laid-back city vibe.

Want to know if your city permits toking? There are lots of cities and counties where pot is legal, so we've compiled a list of the best cities for weed in Colorado that allow retail pot shops in their counties. Read this list and always double check with the county to ensure you don't accidentally break Colorado marijuana laws!

Counties Permitting Recreational Sales:

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  • Adams
  • Archuleta
  • Clear Creek
  • Costilla
  • Denver
  • Eagle
  • Grand
  • LaPlata
  • Ouray
  • Park
  • Pitkin
  • Pueblo
  • San Juan
  • San Miguel
  • Sanguache
  • Summit

Counties Only Permitting Conversion of Existing Medical Marijuana Facilities to Retail Stores:

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  • Boulder
  • Chaffee
  • Gilpin
  • Lake
  • Larimer

Specific Cities Permitting Recreational Sales:

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    • Alma
    • Antonito
    • Aspen
    • Aurora
    • Basalt
    • Boulder
    • Carbondale
    • Commerce City
    • Cortez
    • Crested Butte
    • Debeque
    • Denver
    • Dillon
    • Dinosaur
    • Durango
    • Eagle
    • Edgewater
    • Empire
    • Englewood
    • Federal Heights
    • Fort Collins
    • Fraser
    • Frisco
    • Garden City
    • Georgetown
    • Glendale
    • Glenwood Springs
    • Gunnison
    • Hayden
    • Idaho Springs
    • La Veta
    • Leadville
    • Log Lane Village
    • Longmont
    • Louisville
    • Lyons
    • Mancos
    • Manitou Springs
    • Milliken
    • Montezuma
    • Mountain View
    • Nederland
    • Northglenn
    • Nunn
    • Oak Creek
    • Ophir
    • Pagosa Springs
    • Palisade
    • Palmer Lake
    • Parachute
    • Pueblo
    • Red Cliff
    • Ridgway
    • Rifle
    • Rocky Ford
    • Salida
    • San Luis
    • Sedgwick
    • Sheridan
    • Silt
    • Silver Plume
    • Silverthorne
    • Steamboat Springs
    • Telluride
    • Thornton
    • Trinidad
    • Walsenburg
    • Wheat Ridge

Colorado is a weed smoker's dream destination as there are beautiful views and even more beautiful buds. Burn with a view at some of the best cities in Colorado for weed, like the Hanging Lake in Glenwood Springs, or Bear Creek Falls in Telluride. Wherever you chose to take your pot-related activities, make sure you are in ordinance with all rules and regulations.

Colorado marijuana laws are constantly changing; we advise to check with each city and county's website to ensure the most updated information regarding marijuana limits and restrictions. Our Colorado page on Leafbuyer includes information on:

  • Recreational Marijuana
  • Colorado marijuana laws
  • Growing Marijuana
  • Marijuana Business and Industry