LivWell: Reviewing The Colorado-Based Dispensary
LivWell is one of the fastest growing medical and recreational marijuana dispensaries in the country. Their growth has occurred over a ten year period and doesn’t seem to be slowing as they are located all throughout Colorado and now in Oregon as well.
LivWell: The Highlights
- LivWell is a seed-to-seal dispensary founded in 2010.
- The company supports five specialty brands.
- There are more than 36 strains of flowers to choose from in every LivWell dispensary.
- LivWell also sells products made by over 35 popular and trusted brands.
- You can use LivWell’s products with confidence knowing that all their products are tested by third-party labs.
What Is LivWell?
LivWell Enlightened Health was established in 2009 and in less than ten years the company has grown to become the country’s largest cannabis dispensary company. Providing product for both recreational and medical purposes, LivWell’s vision is to use their seed-to-seal cannabis products for the betterment of their customers.
LiveWell is focused on the right to access, responsible use through education, and assisting in making marijuana’s negative stigma a thing of the past!
With over 15 dispensaries throughout Colorado and Oregon, LivWell keeps 19 top rated marijuana strains in rotation at all times. There are over 40 strains of cannabis that are rotated in and out of this rotation to make sure the wide variety of tastes and preferences of their customers are met.
Founded in 2010 by John Lord, a New Zealand dairy farmer who moved to Colorado for business purposes, LivWell was Beyond Broadway, until it was bought by Lord.
When purchasing through LivWell the customer can consume their product with the peace of mind that every employee has undergone training through LivWell University. Because LivWell cares about providing its customers with the best possible product, they are devoted to their employees being equipped with the knowledge necessary to bring these products to fruition.
LivWell claims to be more than just farmers, they are masters of their craft with education and training backgrounds and each individual is essential to the process. Lord’s vision for his company extends to the treatment of his over 500 employees. They are all provided with fully covered health insurance and 401(k) plans.
Flowers, concentrates, edibles, topicals, and cannabidiol (CBD) all make up the high-quality products LivWell has to offer.
LivWell’s website allows its customers to shop for flowers by their breed of choice. Search categories are divided into indica dominate, sativa dominant, and CBD. Customers can also search based on specific terpenes desired. LivWell offers 37 varieties of flowers to choose from.
Flowers can be purchased based on three different pricing options;
- gold shelf
The Pre Weigh option is the gold shelf product but already weighed prior to purchase. Dispensary locations will have pre-weigh in at least 1 or 2 strains. Recreational strains are available at loyalty customer prices as the eighth ounce for $15, half an ounce for $30, and one ounce for $60.
Recreational for non-loyal customers are $20, $35, and $70 respectively. Medical strains are available as half an ounce, one ounce, and two-ounce options for $44.99 ($34.99 Med Member), $89.99 ($69.99 Med Member), and $160 ($140 Med Member).
Gold Shelf comes in larger bud options with higher levels of terpenes and trichomes and is cured for 12 o 14 days. Recreational grade is available at $8 for a gram, $25 for an eighth ounce, $45 for a quarter ounce, $75 for a half ounce, and $120 for a full ounce.
Medical grade is available at Med Member and non-Med Member pricing; $8 per gram ($7.20 Med Member), $20 per eighth ($18 Med Member), $40 per quarter ounce ($36 Med Member), $70 per half ounce ($63 Med Member), and $120 per ounce ($108 Med Member).
Platinum Shelf is buds that have been hand manicured and hang-dried. This product contains the highest level of terpenes and trichomes. This bud is cured for over two weeks, up to 20 days.
At an eighth of an ounce, one gram, eighth of an ounce, quarter ounce, half an ounce, and one full ounce, the Recreational options are available at $12, $35, $6, $100, and $180 respectively.
Medical grade is available at Med Member and non-Med Member prices at the same weights for $11, ($9.90 Med Member), $30 ($27 Med Member), $60 ($54 Med Member), $100 ($90 Med Member), $185 ($166.50 Med Member).
The cannabinoids and terminus are extracted from the cannabis flower resulting in a potent oil. These concentrates can then be further used in other products like wax, hash, resin, distillates, CBD oils, and shatter. LivWell’s concentrates can be trusted because they are tested by third-party labs for solvents, contaminants, and potency.
There are three primary types of concentrates available through LiveWell. Wax and Shatter, Oils and Distillates, and Live Resin. LivWell distributes concentrates from leading brands such as #HASH, The Clear, Craft, Pax, The Lab, Quest, Mahatma, and Evolab. Costs range from $20 for iHit, to $90 for the Alchemy refill.
Making edibles is done through infusing cannabis butter or cannabis oil to products. The effects of edibles may take up to two hours to feel and may last up to six hours. It is often said that the effects are felt more strongly through edibles than inhaling cannabis.
Some of the more popular products are made by brands such as Americanna, Coda, Tonic Drops, Enlightened Water, and Keef Cola to name a few.
CannaPunch cannabis-infused drinks are available in Black Cherry, Grand Daddy Grape, Pineapple Mango, and Watermelon all at 100mg for $23.50 each. Mountain High suckers are $7 each in a variety of flavors like mixed berry, butterscotch, orange, banana, toasted coconut, and watermelon at 10mg of THC and 30mg of CBD.
Cannabis oil is infused into lotions, balms, patches, oils, salves, bath soaks, and pens to create a wide variety of topicals available through LivWell. These topicals are created with several formulations such as CBD, 1:1 CBD: THC, CBN, and more.
Topicals are most commonly used to reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and general relaxation. A few of the brands dispensed through LivWell include Dixie Elixirs, Evolab, 5 Leaf, and Apothecanna.
The most popular topicals available through LivWell include Muscle Freeze, for $22 with CBD only, Mary’s Medicinals Patch for $8 with 5mg THC and CBD, Infusiasm Five Leaf Bath Soak at $20 with 100mg CBD and THC,
The CBD industry is growing at rapid rates and LivWell is providing some of the highest quality CBD products around. Their CBD products are produced using Good Medicine, a strain of industrial hemp. This hemp is grown by a Master CBD Breeder, Bodhi, and provides a sweet mango flavor and relaxation.
LivWell Speciality Brands
A great aspect of LivWell is their trust for other products through a wide variety of brands and making them available through their dispensaries. LivWell offers products from 36 different brands.
There are five primary “specialty” brands offered through LivWell; 5 Leaf, Enlightened Water, #Hash, Tonic Drops, and CBD Pet Tincture.
5 Leaf was founded in 2016 and produces topicals for marijuana enthusiasts. Their cannabis is grown on LivWell’s farms and used to make their three product options; lotion, bath soak, and salves. THC is contained in all of 5 Leaf’s products.
5 Leaf’s lotion contains 200mg of THC for fast-acting and long-lasting results. Bath soaks are include with 150mg of THC and 50mg of CBD. The salve is great for minor cuts or dry and itchy skin.
Founded in 2017, Enlightened Water is made from Rocky Mountain spring water and infused with 50mg of CBD along with 2mg of THC. This drink is great for overall health primarily due to the THC and CBD ratio.
THC has been added not to produce a high but rather to activate the body’s endocannabinoid system making the CBD used more efficiently. This is a perfect drink for those suffering from stress, migraines, and even hangovers through the addition of electrolytes.
Tonic Drops are available in four milligram varieties; 500mg CBD and 10mg THC, 200mg CBD and 10mg THC, 50mg CBD and 50mg THC, and 100mg THC only. They are neutral in flavor and mix evenly in almost all drink options.
Primarily producing concentrates, #Hash was founded in 2017 and is contained in waxes, live resins, waxes, shatter, and distillates. #Hash makes only the highest grade elite products. Their extraction process is highly refined and analyzes specific characteristics of the plant to determine what the best extraction approach is for each strain.
CBD Pet Tincture
There are CBD products for man’s best friend as well. Infusiasm produces pet CBD products containing 50mg of CBD and 1mg of THC. Bacon and salmon are just a couple of the pet-friendly flavors available in pet tinctures.
LivWell: The Last Word
Purchasing cannabis through LivWell is more than a business translation. Every customer is treated like a close friend and these friends are behind the research and care behind the products LivWell produces.
The northernmost dispensary in Colorado is located in a small town where they have multiple returning customers who rave about their relationships with the employees. When purchasing from LivWell, customers know they are buying from a company that cares about the communities where they live.
LivWell Cares is a branch of LivWell that is dedicated to philanthropic activities within the communities where they are located. They want to make the communities they live in better because of their presence.