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High Country: The coronavirus dispensary download (updated)

Amid Pitkin County closures, cannabis shopping remains an ‘essential service’ that’s open for business under new guidelines

Katie Shapiro
High Country
Goodpeople in Basalt serves both adult- use customers and medical cannabis patients. Dispensaries are now required to accommodate advance ordering for at-the-door or curbside pickup, while medical-only stores can still welcome patients inside.
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Advance order via website
Advance order via email
Advance order via phone
Discount for advance order
At-the-door pickup / transaction
Curbside pickup
Extra sanitization measures

*Editor’s note: the key and listings were created for the March 26 print issue of the Aspen Times Weekly. All dispensaries have resumed in-store sales and operating hours have been kept updated. 

With cannabis classified as an “essential service” per Gov. Jared Polis, the Roaring Fork Valley’s many dispensary businesses are open and thriving.

According to the marijuana research platform Headset, basket sizes (aka individual purchases) in Colorado grew substantially on March 16 compared to the trailing four Mondays as consumers stocked up. In Denver, the average adult-use cannabis basket before taxes was $58 (compared to $45 on an average Monday). This sales growth was seen in other cities as well with the average basket in other cities also up 29%. Overall, cannabis sales from March 16 to March 22 are up 40% in Colorado compared to an average week. 

On March 22, as part of Polis’ latest executive order, the Colorado Department of Revenue’s Marijuana Enforcement Division sent out an industry-wide bulletin requiring the implementation of additional social-distancing measures in dispensaries. Pitkin County’s latest public health order issued March 23 also deemed marijuana dispensaries (alongside liquor stores) as an “essential service.”

Under the adopted emergency rules, marijuana retailers are prohibited from having customers in-store, but may now conduct online and phone sales transactions (medical-only* dispensaries are still able to accommodate customers inside). Businesses were forced to coordinate new curbside pickup plans — required to be in action by March 24.

In a March 30 industry-wide bulletin from the state’s Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED), Colorado’s licensed dispensaries were alerted that they were permitted to reopen sales floors for customers, effective immediately. The new set of regulations enable cannabis companies to continue to service customers at dispensaries as long as extreme social distancing and stringent cleaning standards are maintained. With curbside-only operations serving customers for the past week, local dispensaries are still encouraging the use of advance ordering to minimize traffic in-store. 

With the situation changing so rapidly, it’s recommended to call ahead to confirm special services and operating hours before venturing out to your dispensary of choice. And remember, Colorado has asked citizens to limit all shopping trips to once a week at most (encourage others using the hashtag #DoingMyPartCO).

Here is High Country’s go-to guide to how to shop for cannabis in Aspen, Snowmass, Basalt, and Carbondale with updated coronavirus business hours and procedures*


Best Day Ever

Hours: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

520 E. Cooper Ave., Aspen, 970-429-8637, bestdayevercannabis.com, @bestdayevercannabis


Hours: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

710 E. Durant Ave., Aspen, 970-925-6468, eufloracolorado.com, @eufloraco

Green Dragon

Hours: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

409 E. Hyman Ave., Aspen, 970-429-4365, greendragon.com, @greendragonco

The Green Joint

Hours: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

720 E. Durant Ave., Aspen, 970-710-2657, thegreenjoint.com, @the_green_joint

The Green Solution

Hours: 9 a.m. – 9:45 p.m.

106 S. Mill St., Aspen, 970-760-0284, tsgcolorado.com, @my.greensolution

Native Roots

Hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

308 S. Hunter St., Aspen,

970-429-4443, nativerootsdispensary.com, @nativerootsdispo

Roots Rx

Hours: 9 a.m. – 9:45 p.m.

400 E. Hyman Ave., Aspen, 970-900-9333, rootsrxstores.com, @rootsrxco

Silverpeak Aspen

Hours: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

520 E. Cooper Ave., Aspen, 970-925-4372, silverpeakcannabis.com, @silverpeakcannabis


High Q

Hours: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Snowmass Mall, Suite Upper Level (stairs near Fuel Café), Snowmass Village, 844-420-DANK, highqrockies.com, @rockymountainhighq



Hours: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Monday – Saturday), 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Sunday)

175 Midland Ave., Basalt, 970-718-8102, goodpeoplemj.com, @goodpeoplemj

Roots Rx

Hours: 9 a.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Roots Rx, 65 Southside Dr., Basalt, 970-539-9333, rootsrxstores.com, @rootsrxco

Aspen Roaring Fork Wellness*

Hours: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

24505 CO-82 #2A, Basalt, 970-279-5072, aspenroaringforkwellnessmedical.com, @hollandhillstreehouse


High Q

Hours: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. (Monday – Tuesday), 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. (Wednesday – Saturday), 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Sunday)

922 CO-133, Carbondale, 844-420-DANK, highqrockies.com, @rockymountainhighq

Rocky Mountain High

Hours: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

615 Buggy Circle, Carbondale, 970-963-4669, rockymountainhigh.co, @rockymountainhigh.co

Doctors Garden

Hours: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.

580 Main St., Carbondale,970-963-9323, coloradoproductservices.com, @drsgardendispensary


Hours: 9 a.m. – 6:50 p.m.

Tumbleweed, 304 CO-133, Carbondale, 970-510-3065, tumbleweed420.com, @tumbleweedcarbondale

Katie Shapiro can be reached at katie@katieshapiromedia.com and followed on Twitter @bykatieshapiro.