If you like to relax and unwind every now and then with a little weed; then you are sure to love Colorado. One of the first states to legalize the use of weed for recreational purposes, Colorado has so much to offer to recreational users. From being home to some of the best weed brands in the nation to housing wonderful smoke shops, the state exceeds all expectations.
I love the experience in Colorado. It is warm and welcoming. The smoke shops are the highlight of the area. You can literally get anything and everything you might ever need. The best part is that you don’t need to constantly look behind your shoulder or hesitate in asking questions. There is no stigma in and around Colorado and you can freely discuss with shop owners. There is a sense of comfort that you will seldom find in other regions across the nation.
I have visited several head shops in the Denver, Colorado area and have had a wonderful experience on each visit. I recommend every weed enthusiast to visit these shops at least once to enjoy the full experience. Hence, I have tried to create a comprehensive guide for you to find the best smoke shops in the region. There are so many amazing options, that it is impossible to pick a favorite!
Here’s what you must know before visiting a Colorado smoke shop
Before I share my list of smoke shops in Colorado, I would like to answer some questions that I get asked every now and then – by weed users, smokers and, almost, everyone in general.
What is a smoke shop?
A smoke shop is basically a store that sells tobacco, weed and other related products. However, nowadays, smoke shops have evolved into something much bigger. Not just consumable products, but today, most of these shops also carry equipment, collectibles and much more. They act like a central point for enthusiasts to get anything and everything they need.
Are there any good head shops in Denver, Colorado?
There are several wonderful options in Denver, Colorado. The state has legalized the use of weed for recreational purposes and this has led to the rise of smoke shops in the region. You can find the country’s best products, gear and equipment here.
How old do you have to be to go into a head shop in Colorado?
The legal age to buy and consume weed in Colorado is 21 years. You must be 21 years of age to be able to walk into a head shop and make a purchase. Legally speaking, the shop owner has the right to ask for an ID as well.
Where can I buy a bong in Denver?
Yes, you can easily get a bong in Denver. You can buy from the numerous shops and licensed retail dispensaries as well. If you wish, you can even order a bong online and have it delivered to Denver.
Can I buy a bong at 18 in Colorado?
Well, this is tricky. While the age limit to buy and consume weed is 21 years in the state of Colorado; it is not the same in case of buying a bong. While there is a little ambiguity in this case, it seems that you can buy a bong at the age of 18 as well since buying a bong doesn’t always imply that one might use it to consume weed only. While legally it is allowed, however, some shop owners might object to selling a bong to an 18 year old.
Top 8 Head Shops in Denver and Colorado
There are so many amazing head shops in Colorado that it is but natural that one might get overwhelmed with the numerous choices. However, over the years, I have been able to shortlist some of the best smoke shops in this region. Here are my top picks –
Illuzions Glass is a beautiful store with an even more beautiful collection of glass art. Whether you are a newbie in the weed world or a collector of glass-pieces, you will definitely appreciate the products at this store. From bongs to glass pipes to other unique functional glass products; one is spoilt for choice at their store. They have two open locations in Colorado; one each in Denver and Boulder.
Highlights of Illuzions Glass –
If you are in the Denver, Colorado area; there are high chances that you have already heard of the Purple Haze smoke shop. It is a well-known shop in the area and one of the oldest as well – it has been serving customers since almost 20 years now. They are popular for their collection of glass art which is one of the largest collections you will see in this region. They also have several locations open across the state; the Denver store being one of many.
Highlights of Purple Haze –
If you are looking for something beyond the simple, every day products then the Myxed Up Creation store is where you must head. They have a wide variety of products for every type of cannabis user. You can also find some unique products like electronic grinders. The best part is that most of their products are very reasonably priced, so you can buy whatever you need without burning a hole in your pocket.
Highlights of Myxed Up Creations –
If you are fond of collecting beautiful glass art then you will definitely love the Colorado Glass Gallery. Located in Boulder, Colorado; it houses an amazing collection of high-end glass art. They also accept custom glass art orders. However, don’t worry if you are on a budget; they also have a nice collection of bongs and vapor products that are affordable as well.
Highlights of Colorado Glass Gallery –
The Up ‘N Smoke shop is located in the Fort Collins area in the state of Colorado. If you are looking to buy products and accessories at an affordable price then the Up ‘N Smoke shop is where you need to be. They offer some of the best quality products at affordable prices. You can find grinders, vaporizers, liquids, isolates, concentrates and even rolling papers. They also keep CBD and hemp products in a variety of forms such as concentrates, isolates, powders etc.
Highlights of Up ‘N Smoke –
Vail’s Exhale is a smoke shop located in Avon, Colorado. They offer a variety of recreational and medicinal herb products for customers. Apart from weed and weed accessories; you can also find medicinal – grade CBD and hemp products for all kinds of uses. They also have a good collection of gear and accessories; including custom American glass pipes. They also have a team of knowledgeable staff at hand to assist you while shopping.
Highlights of Vail’s Exhale –
Elev8 is a smoke shop with a wide array of products, however, what they are best known for is their collection of glass pipes and bongs. The shop is owned by a glass blower so it is no surprise that they carry some of the best products on the market. If you are looking for something new, fun and cool; then, Elev8 is the smoke shop you must visit!
If you are not located in the Colorado area and would still like to buy from Elev8, then you can order from their website and online store as well; they offer a 10% discount on sign up!
Highlights of Elev8 Glass Gallery –
710 Pipes is a popular smoke shop in Denver, Colorado; their online store is also well-known among enthusiasts across the nation. Shopping at their store in Denver is a nice experience, especially, due to the huge variety of products available. From cannabis smokers to rolling papers to blunt wraps to vaporizers; you can get anything you want. Note, you must be 21 years or older and should carry an ID to be able to buy products.
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Kick-back, Relax and Unwind
If you are tired after a long day at work or are just having a rough time and would like to kick-back, relax and unwind – then consider heading to one of these amazing smoke shops. You can choose from an array of products including powders, concentrates and much more.
These shops are also ideal for people who are new to the world of cannabis and would like to firsthand learn more about it. You can freely walk into any of these shops, look at their products and even learn more about weed and its usage in general.
You will surely be able to find something that you can enjoy!