Longmont didn’t approve dispensaries within its limits until 2017, but the sharks started circling once city council members jumped in the water. Although there will be only four dispensary licenses issued for the entire town, thirteen businesses have lined up in hopes of being chosen.
The state Marijuana Enforcement Division is still mulling over the applications, according to Longmont assistant city manager Shawn Lewis, after which Longmont will choose its favorite four of the candidates that make the cut. That decision is expected sometime during the summer, he says, but the names of the businesses applying for Longmont’s pot spots are already public — and you’ll probably recognize a few of them if you live in Denver.
Applications from Euflora, Green Tree Medicinals, Lightshade, Medicine Man, Starbuds, Terrapin Care Station and The Green Solution dispensary chains — all of which have multiple locations in the Denver metro area — are up for consideration, as well as bids from Roots Rx, a dispensary chain with spots in Aspen, Leadville and four other mountain-town locations. Not all of Longmont’s candidates have such established roots, however. Here’s the list of Longmont’s thirteen dispensary hopefuls, and the addresses where they would like to open.
Note: The handful of dispensaries already operating just outside of Longmont’s city limits in unincorporated Boulder County aren’t included.
Green Tree Medicinals (Ancient Alternatives LLC)
12626 North 107 Street, Longmont
Green Cross of Longmont (Anaport Enterprises LLC)
165 Primrose Court, Unit B, Longmont
Euflora’s Southlands location in Aurora.
Euflora (CO & RO Partners LLC )
250 South Main Street, Longmont
Herbal Wellness (Herbal Wellness LLC)
1428 East Third Avenue, Longmont
Lightshade (Lightshade Labs LLC)
1533 Main Street, Longmont
Medicine Man (Medicine Man Longmont LLC)
500 East Rogers Road, Longmont
Options Medical’s Wheat Ridge location.