Colorado has been on the cutting edge of legalized cannabis as one of the first states to adopt a functional medical marijuana program complete with dispensaries. Years later our beautiful state once again made headlines as the first state to legalize recreational adult use cannabis for residents over the age of 21. Doctor’s Orders on 38th Avenue in the Highlands has been at the forefront of it all.

This year the popular Denver dispensary, referred to affectionately by its customers as “Doc’s,” is celebrating 12 years in the business this year. Originally opening as one of Colorado’s first medical dispensaries in 2009, Doctor’s Orders has now become a household name for lifestyle cannabis consumers. Once again in 2014 this independently owned store made history as one of the first shops in the country to serve recreational cannabis customers.

Today, the legacy continues as they continue to supply their North Denver neighborhood with premium cannabis flower, as well as popular edibles, extracts, concentrates, cartridges, and smoking accessories.

While many dispensaries have chosen to focus strictly on recreational customers, Doctor’s Orders remains dedicated to their loyal following of medical marijuana patients, making them one of Denver’s top medical dispensaries. This “mom and pop” shop cultivates 20+ strains of premium medical flower including classics like Durban Poison, Blue Dream and Golden Goat, as well as some more modern favorites like Tropicana Sherbert, Queen Mother Goji, and Strawberry Lemonade all at their boutique grow facility. They work with trusted processors to provide in house concentrates at some of Denver’s lowest prices. Their award winning selection of concentrates has been recognized and featured in several cannabis blogs and publications, and has helped Doctor’s Orders become a household name in the Mile High City.

 The Doctor’s Orders team attributes their years of success to their product-focused approach to cannabis. Quality and affordability, and friendly customer service are at the forefront of their priorities. Their humble storefront is far from the “Apple store” aesthetic that is becoming more and more common amongst corporate pot shops, and their packaging favors functionality over flash. Doc’s staff and customers all agree that it’s what’s inside the jar that matters most.

 Don’t be surprised if you see a line in front of the famous dispensary destination, but fear not. With four point of sale stations they can efficiently serve dozens of customers in a short time, and their welcoming staff will gladly take the time to help you find your favorite strain, or something brand new that’s still in your wheelhouse. For those in a rush they accept online or phone orders too!

The friendly staff at D.O. always goes the extra mile for their customer at every single turn. You never have to worry about your home scale showing a lesser product weight than you paid for, because Doc’s policy is to always weigh a few points heavy (unless you are purchasing the legal limit). Tax is included in advertised prices, so there’s no surprises at the cash register. They even offers member benefits to patients willing to sign Doc’s as their caregiver, ensuring affordable medicine for those who need it most. As Doctor’s Orders approaches a decade and a half in business, this unwavering dedication to affordable quality product and unrivaled customer service has cemented their position as a Denver favorite.