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- Address: 2949 W Alameda Ave, Denver, CO 80219
Diego Pellicer – Denver, CO
On the corner of Federal and Alameda lies Diego Pellicer, a dispensary that has forever changed the cannabis retail standard. This isn’t exactly a fancy part of town, so I was surprised when we pulled up to a beautiful, completely renovated building. Walking inside felt a bit like walking into a European boutique; foliage and plants in every corner, hand-painted art hanging on the walls, the most beautiful wooden display cabinets I’ve ever seen, a Spanish architectural vibe. Diego Pellicer celebrated its one year anniversary on Valentine’s Day and recently won multiple awards at the 2017 Cannabis Business Awards, including: Best Retail Center, Executive of The Year, Manager of The Year and Budtender of The Year.
We received a brief history lesson about the life of Diego Pellicer and his influence on their brand as soon as we arrived. Pellicer was a cannabis entrepreneur who became the largest producer of hemp during the late 19th century, and even traded hemp-based materials with the Spanish Armada. Pellicer became the appointed colonial Vice Governor of Cebu, a cluster of islands in the Philippine Archipelago, where he served and eventually died on the field of battle. The Diego Pellicer brand pays homage to his life as a political pioneer in the production of cannabis.
Diego Pellicer grows all of their flower in-house. I loved how each strain was on display to be smelled and observed by customers, rather than kept behind a counter. Their $100/oz. special is an amazing deal, and even though that includes their smaller “popcorn nugs,” it’s still beyond worth it. They carry a fantastic selection of concentrates and have some serious price specials as well, like an ounce of Craft Live Resin for $700—which is such a steal I almost didn’t even want to share it here! They carry all the best edible brands, and have everything categorically organized for shopping convenience. You can also find beautiful works of glass on display from notable glass artists such as Burtoni, Wildfire and Lifeglass. Whether you’re an experienced cannabis user or a total newbie, recreational user or medical patient, Diego Pellicer is, in my humble opinion, the best dispensary Denver currently has to offer.