Meg Krug weighs medicinal cannabis for customers at Dank Dispensary in Northeast Denver. (Helen H. Richardson, Denver Post file)
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You can’t drive more than a mile in my Northeast Denver neighborhood without running across a giant green pot leaf on the side of a building.
And yet, I’ve been loyal to the same dispensary ever since recreational cannabis become legal in Colorado starting Jan. 1, 2014. I stood in line there for hours on that first day, although I’ve tried dozens of others while writing about cannabis for The Denver Post and various national outlets. DANK Dispensary (3835 Elm St., Suite C) is still my favorite, by a wide margin.
Smart, friendly budtenders lord over a veritable candy shop of products, pushing the clever design, merch and paraphernalia to the side in favor of customer service (though they have all that other stuff, too). Their drive-up,