The Farmers Market
2070 S. Huron St., Denver
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How and when did your dispensary start up?
The Farmers Market opened in August 2017, taking over for Sante Denver, which had been in the location since 2014.
What’s the story behind the name of your dispensary?
The Farmers Market wants to remind our patrons of the experience of going to your favorite fresh produce markets; selecting just the right ingredients to bring people together and enjoy what nature and the farmers we work with bring to the table.
What does your dispensary offer customers that they can’t find anywhere else?
The Farmers Market has a one-of-a-kind customer experience that is highly personal, and brings our patrons a level of comfort not found in larger dispensaries.
How has the cannabis industry changed since you have been in the business? Where would you like to see it go?
We have seen a shift to bring cannabis out of the basement and separate a bit from the traditional “stoner” stereotype. The most exciting part of the cannabis business is seeing the activism and push from the members of the community who want to show the benefits of this often-demonized plant. The industry is constantly growing, and re-shaping itself within a framework that attracts forward-thinking entrepreneurs seeking to be agents of positive change in the world.
What are the biggest challenges you face in this industry as a dispensary? . . . Biggest joys? By far the most challenging aspect is having to operate in a legal grey area that exists between state and federal law. We work every day to comply with state laws, and set a positive example for the rest of the nation to follow when it comes to implementing cannabis regulation. The biggest joy is hearing customers describe the benefits they are seeing from their use of cannabis. From the mother who manages her stress through microdosing, to the construction worker who uses high-CBD products to manage his daily pain. They are all able to benefit from this plant, and their stories make every day worthwhile.
What is the one thing you want patients/customers to know about your dispensary?
You will always be greeted with a smile, and our staff will always listen before trying to help find the best product for your needs and tastes. We have an exceptional selection of flower, edibles, concentrates, topical products and accessories.
If someone wanted to open a dispensary and get their feet wet in the industry, what advice or counsel would you give them?
First and foremost, get licensed by the state. Without a badge, you will have a tough time getting an interview. Other than that, just love the plant and be yourself!
What do you hope to accomplish in the cannabis industry?
I would like to play a role in pushing for full national legalization, and show the rest of the country that Colorado voters knew what they were doing back in 2012.