The Bud Depot Dispensary in Lyons, Colorado.
Recreational and Medical Marijuana in Lyons, CO. Near Estes Park.

Colorado Recreational Dispensary - The Bud Depot

The Bud Depot Dispensary is a Colorado Recreational and Medical Marijuana shop in the great little Rocky Mountain town of Lyons. Our medical store has been providing high-grade cannabis to patients since 2009 and we opened up our Recreational shop in 2015 and are now welcoming locals and visitors from around the world - all who come to shop for legal cannabis and cannabis-infused products in our bright, fun and welcoming shop right on the way to Rocky Mountain National Park.

How to Find Us

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The Bud Depot is located on Highway 36 in Lyons - the main road that flows from Denver, thru Boulder, and on up to Rocky Mountain National Park. If you're heading to RMNP (and 3,000,000 per year do) you'll be passing right by us. And if you're coming to Lyons for events at Planet Bluegrass Rocky Grass and Folks Fest, you'll be right around the corner.

We're located on the north side of the road, about 1/2 mile after you enter the town of Lyons (from the east). We're in a fun little shopping center surrounded by an ice-cream and burger spot, delicious Thai, a liquor store and a laundromat. Add in your ability to purchase Recreational marijuana and you've got everything you need for a good life. Oh, and there's plenty of free parking. That helps too.

Our shop features both Colorado Recreational and Medical dispensaries side by side. Rec shoppers head to the doors on the left. Medical shoppers, to the right. But only medical patients with CO "Red Cards" can shop at the Med store - there is no inter-state recognition of medical marijuana "cards".

Valid ID Needed to Enter

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In order to shop at The Bud Depot you need to be 21+ and have a valid picture ID. Your ID must be undamaged, feature a photo, valid/current (not expired) and must meet all specifications of legality or you'll be denied entry. Please note: we confiscate fake IDs and if the ID you're using is not you - we'll take it too. We're required to hand it over to the Lyons police department - and you're also on a lot of cameras so please be aware - legal, valid ID only. Not worth it.

What to Expect at our Colorado Dispensary

If it's your first time to a marijuana dispensary, you'll probably be pleasantly surprised and find it's not what you expected. There's no beaded curtains or Bob Marley posters - instead you'll find a bright, colorful store with plenty of space to wander and four stations full of a wild array of cannabis products - plus an entire section of our store dedicated to pipes, bongs, vaporizers as well as Colorado 420-themed gifts like t-shirts, hats and fun canna-schwag.

About the Staff

Our staff are super friendly, patient and know our products and strains in and out (yeah, it's a great job). Feel free to ask questions - there's a lot to know and people purchase cannabis for many reasons. We're happy to help guide you to the products that are right for you, whether you're just looking for something fun or have a specific need such as insomnia, anxiety, pain etc. Even though our store is "Recreational" many people in fact are using it as a primary or ancillary medical treatment. But don't be shy - if you just want a blazing sativa for some outdoor shows at Red Rocks or heavy indica for movie night on the couch we'll guide you to the strains that are right for you.

What's On the Shelf?

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We have an amazing array of marijuana products that range from "bud" to edibles to concentrates to topicals - there's a wild variety of products out there and we sort through them all for you and carry the best and most reliable ones on the market.

Our marijuana strains list features a rotating variety of unique and potent, naturally-grown Colorado cannabis - all grown in-house by our dedicated team in nearby Boulder. The strain list can vary from day to day but if you check our online menu you'll get to see what's in stock today.

We've got a huge selection of cannabis-infused edibles like brownies, cookies, candies, gummies and suckers, not to mention high-end confections like truffles and 420-infused drinks like fizzy fruit sodas and juices.

Our concentrate selection covers the gamut from shatter, wax, budder, Live Resin, Rosin, bubble hash, vape oils - you name it, we've probably got it in gram of 1/2 gram form. Many of them are made using our own in-house strains which ensures potency, cleanliness and from seed to sale a high-quality product.

We've also go an excellent array of "topicals" like lotions and salves that have been infused with THC and CBD and are a big favorite for those with arthritis and muscle and joint pain and those with skin conditions like eczema and dermatitis.

And finally we've got wide selection of CBD-infused products - everything from edibles to concentrates to topicals - and if you're looking for something with high CBD you'll find it. We often have high CBD strains in stock too - check them out - you'll find a lower THC/higher CBD bud to have some excellent effects and are often used by those seeking a lesser "high" but a more healing experience. Let your budtender know you're looking for CBDs and you'll be good to go.

Who Grows Your Bud?

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We grow our own cannabis nearby in Boulder, CO and use only natural and sustainable methods of cultivation. Our ingredient list features mainly OMRI-listed products and we take healthy cannabis very seriously. By law we can't use the term "organic" but we make a dedicated point to keep our grow clean, healthy and free of inorganic fertilizers and pesticides.

We feature mainly proprietary strains which means you're going to be getting an amazing variety of unique cannabis types that are available noplace else. Of course we do feature excellent renditions of known favorites like Gorilla Glue #4 and Blue Dream, but our focus is on creating new, potent, high-quality strains that are bred not just for potency, but for the most potent overall experience. Whether it's a sativa, indica or hybrid blend our strains are some of the most enjoyable you'll find. Your budtender will help guide you through them - and you can browse our strain list here. Our top sellers? Anything containing our famous Sanjay Gupta Kush.

Colorado Recreational Marijuana Purchasing Limits

You can buy quite a bit, actually. The laws regarding in-state and out-of-state Recreational marijuana purchasing limits have aligned and whether you're a resident or visitor you can buy the same amount, as follows:

  • 28 grams of flower (bud, weed, nugs, etc etc), or
  • 28 grams of concentrates or
  • 28,0000 grams/THC worth of edibles or
  • A combination of any of the above, not to exceed "28 grams." It can be a 1/2oz of bud, 7 grams of concentrate and 7,000 grams worth of edibles, for example. So long as you don't exceed 28 grams, you're good to go. Your budtender will make you stay within the purchasing limits

Where Can I Smoke Marijuana?

Just like with alcohol, public consumption of cannabis is illegal in Colorado and you'll need to find a private place such as a 420-friendly hotel or your (friends) house. And while many folks dream of puffing on Colorado's famous ski slopes, please note that most are located on Federal land and marijuana is still quite illegal on the Fed level.

Can I Buy Colorado Marijuana Seeds?

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Yes, in fact we're one of the few places in Colorado where you can buy marijuana seeds. Click here to see our seed strains, and click here to see today's seeds menu. Our seeds are the same as the strains you'll see in our store - potent, proprietary and unique, and the highest quality available.

Can I Take It Home?

Any bud, edibles, concentrates or topical (anything containing marijuana, and seeds too) are by law for use only in the State of Colorado. It is illegal to transport anything out of Colorado, and if we get the impression that you're planning to do so we'll ask you to leave. Besides, there's no better place in the world to enjoy cannabis - take your time and enjoy it right here in Colorado.

Anything Else to Know?

Just a few reminders:

  • No on premise consumption. Wait till you get to your home or hotel.
  • Not for resale. Enjoy it by yourself or with friends.
  • Enjoy responsibly. Driving while high is a very serious violation in Colorado (in addition to being a bad idea).
  • Keep out of reach of children and pets.
  • Keep it here. It is illegal to transport products containing THC outside of Colorado - even if you're going to another legal state.
  • If you give us any indication that you're planning to take or ship anything out-of-state we'll give you the boot.
  • Legal marijuana has finally arrived and it's an incredible privilege to be a part of it. We look forward to seeing you soon.