Delivery of recreational marijuana begins in Denver and consumers respond



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Doobba co-founder Ari Cohen (right) makes the first delivery of marijuana in Denver on August 19.

Courtesy of Doobba

The first legal deliveries of recreational marijuana to Denver began on August 20, when the Strawberry Fields dispensary and Doobba delivery service placed orders to six different customers as part of a soft launch. By Monday, August 23, Strawberry Fields and Doobba plan to be fully open to the public, offering delivery options to Denver customers through multiple online platforms.

Medical marijuana shipments have been an option in Colorado for the past year. But in the metro area, only Aurora currently also offers leisure deliveries. In their comments on the Westword Facebook post on the service, some consumers applaud the movement … while others don’t care. says Franck:

Talk about “special” delivery!

Said Jason:

“I can’t let off steam to make four blocks. You know what would help…. Someone bring me an ounce.

Antoine replies:

People always do the same with food. I am guilty.

Rochelle specifies:

Not everyone has transportation and some people are disabled.

Darren Notes:

Caregivers have been providing medical care since 2000.

Daniel adds:

As if the weed hadn’t been delivered for decades.

But then there is this from Emily:

You know, after being in the industry for a year, if I were to go to someone’s house and make them say, “Are you sure this is a zip?” I would absolutely lose it.

And Maurice warns:

I work in a dispensary and can say with confidence that this is going to have growing pains. They explained how it works and it’s incredibly regulated. The most important thing I see people doing is ordering weed on behalf of someone else and expecting to be able to accept delivery. YOU CAN’T DO THIS, and the driver is supposed to refuse service – which I can see causing a lot of arguments, seeing as people argue with me when their ID is expired and use COVID as an excuse and I denies the service (literally takes ten minutes to set up a virtual id for that matter). It won’t be like Uber Eats. It’s going to be VERY regulated. I know not everyone will see this, but I hope people who see it will know that you need to place the order under YOUR NAME. OTHERWISE YOU WILL NOT GET YOUR GRASS.

“Most people still don’t know this is available,†notes Doobba’s Ari Cohen. “As with anything new, it would normally take a year for everyone in Denver to realize they can do it. We will do our best to get to this point within three months.”

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