GroundSwell Cannabis Boutique: Raising the Bar for Style and Quality


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  • Address: 3121 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206

GroundSwell Cannabis Boutique – Denver, CO

The Place:

As you make your way up or down East Colfax in Denver, GroundSwell sticks out like a sore thumb—in the best way possible. If you think the exterior looks nice, just wait until you step inside! Keep in mind, there’s additional parking behind the building, a huge bonus when driving on a busy street like Colfax. The moment we arrived, I felt at home. In fact, if I ever own a house, I want to hire GroundSwell’s interior decorator! From the modern, wooden walls to the suspended product shelves and minimalist edible displays, everything about this dispensary is elegant. I was even told they plan on expanding the area near the med side of the shop to host events featuring local art galleries and musicians.

GroundSwell Cannabis Boutique - Denver, CO

The Product:

I instantly fell in love with the flower at GroundSwell. They grow their plants in retrofitted storage containers customized to accommodate various environments, all based on the strain being grown. A handful of strains that stood out to me: Purple Cotton (insert drooling face emoji here); Cherry Lime (AKA, a one-way ticket to Flavortown); and their Oteil’s Egyptian Kush, a collaborative strain between GroundSwell and Oteil Burbridge, Grammy-winning bassist from the Allman Brothers Band and Dead & Company. Their concentrate selections are equally as prime, and they’ve managed to narrow down their edible selection to only the best of the best. Sometimes too many options can be overwhelming, so I appreciate their curation.

GroundSwell Cannabis Boutique - Denver, CO

The People:

GroundSwell has been a proud, active business in the Bluebird District for over a decade, and has proved to be a positive influence in the community. Their mission is to ensure each person who walks through the door feels valued and cared for, and that your needs—no matter how big or small—are thoroughly met. One of their claims to fame is GroundSwell’s sister company, ioVia, and their award-winning THC- and CBD-infused tinctures and transdermal creams. These products are loved by both locals and staff alike, and are an exclusive form of medicine that keeps patients coming back for more. I usually don’t mention member incentives, but the prizes at GroundSwell are too good not to share! Customer loyalty points can earn you anything from a free chillum to $100 in store credit to a whitewater rafting trip for two!

GroundSwell Cannabis Boutique - Denver, CO


Melissa Joy

Melissa was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, where she couldn’t stay out of trouble for smoking weed--especially during college. Immediately after graduating with a business degree from Elmhurst College in 2012, Melissa made her way to the safe smoking haven of Colorado, where her love for live music and music blogging eventually led her to a part-time writing position with DOPE Magazine. Melissa enjoys medicating with indica-dominant hybrids, and will never say no to a big solventless glob. When she isn’t busy writing, Melissa loves spending her time in the mountains with friends, practicing her violin, and exploring the never-ending amounts of dank breweries and restaurants in Denver.

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