The Ombudsman

The Ombudsman

The Ombudsman has been visiting Colorado dispensaries since 2009 and has also worked in all areas of the industry. He applies that intimate knowledge to his reviews as he travels this great state looking for the best and worst examples of the trade.

Recent posts by The Ombudsman

Fresh Baked (recreational shop review, Boulder)

The jars smell outstanding, the budtenders are full of knowledge, but a disappointing smoke deflates the overall impression: “Perhaps I chose poorly and ended up with one of the only badly-flushed samples — but as the old saying goes, ‘one weak link can break the chain.'”

Good Chemistry (recreational review by The Ombudsman)

Our shop critic The Ombudsman checks out Good Chemistry on Colfax. It isn’t a budget store, even though your wallet will feel that it is. The $30/eighth prices are a pleasant surprise when the product is above average.

The Green Solution – Grape St. (rec review by The Ombudsman)

The Green Solution’s Grape Street location is visited by Cannabist shop critic The Ombudsman for a recreational purchase: “Even though the reception area was nice enough, it definitely did not prepare me for the uber-slick and professional presentation that oozed from every pore of this store.”

Medicinal Oasis (recreational review by The Ombudsman)

The peculiar tropical/desert motif that adorns the exterior of Medicinal Wellness has slightly confused me as I drove past the shop on Evans over the past few years. The latest addition of Christmas light-covered metallic palm trees completed the eccentric package and had me even more curious to go inside.

High Level Health – Lincoln (recreational review by The Ombudsman)

Shop critic The Ombudsman visits High Level Health – Lincoln, in Denver, for a recreational purchase. “Though all of the jars smelled great, I was disappointed there were only seven strains available. I rolled the dice and went with a sativa blend cone joint.”

iVita Wellness on Franklin (shop review, recreational)

The Ombudsman heads northeast of downtown for iVita Wellness on Franklin: It’s in a tricky spot, but once you find it, the bud room is classy and hip. Bud selection is above average, but something strange going on with the packaging.

Patient’s Choice on Morrison Road (recreational review by The Ombudsman)

The Patient’s Choice location on Morrison Road isn’t busy on a Friday afternoon, which is a good thing, and the professional, friendly staff redeems an average recreational shopping experience and purchase.

Kindman (recreational review by The Ombudsman)

The Cannabist’s Ombudsman reviews a recreational marijuana purchase at Kindman in Denver. “The selection of strains on offer was better than most recreational stores that I have been into. I asked to smell quite a few jars, and despite the line of customers still waiting outside the door, she patiently and happily handled my requests.”