Since legal recreational marijuana sales began in 2014, Coloradans have had a plethora of places to buy weed — but not a ton of places to actually consume it.

For many years, consumption spaces like Tetra Lounge and the Coffee Joint in Denver invited tokers to come and bring their own substances for use, but locals’ options were limited to just that — until recently.

JAD’s Mile High Smoke opened in late April as the state’s first recreational sales and hospitality business in the state, a formal title meaning a lounge where consumers can both buy weed and smoke, eat or drink it onsite. That means you can literally belly up to a bar and order a non-alcoholic, THC-infused beer and a gram of marijuana served with a side of rolling papers.

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It’s not so much a novel concept as it is a move towards truly destigmatizing cannabis use, according to owner Josh Davis. He believes that once JAD’s proves the model can work, there will be “thousands” around the state and the country. (There are already several in California.)

“I’m done with people hiding in the closet about smoking weed,” Davis previously told The Denver Post. “I’m trying to change the game, I’m trying to show the world what the future of cannabis is like.”

JAD’s Mile High Smoke sells “the basic, ‘I want to get high’ supply,” David said, including marijuana flower, single-use vape pens, concentrates, edibles like gummies, chocolates and THC-infused beer, and more. The lounge also provides pipes, dab rigs and papers for smokers.

There are limits when you visit — per state law, consumers can purchase up to two grams of flower, a half-gram of concentrate or 20 milligrams of edibles (served up to 10 milligrams at a time) during one trip.

Take a virtual tour of JAD’s Mile High Smoke below:

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JAD’s Mile High Smoke, the first cannabis lounge in the state, is located at 7667 Washington St. in Denver. It opened in late-April.

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Budtender Josh Howard works at JAD’s Mile High Smoke, the first cannabis hospitality establishment in the state.

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Partners Tyler Boeff and Mikki Plautz relax together at JAD’s Mile High Smoke. Tokers ages 21 and up can choose from a variety of menu offerings, including flower, vape pens and edibles.

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JAD’s Mile High Smoke sells a variety of cannabis products, including flower, vape pens, concentrates and edibles.

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Cannabis buds of different strains fill jars at JAD’s Mile High Smoke, the first cannabis lounge in the state, in Denver, Colorado on Friday, April 29, 2022.

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JAD’s Mile High Smoke serves pre-packaged munchies and plans to invite food trucks to serve guests daily.

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A customer rolls a cannabis joint at JAD’s Mile High Smoke, the first cannabis sales and hospitality establishment in the state, in Denver, Colorado on Friday, April 29, 2022.

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David Medina places cannabis in a joint at JAD’s Mile High Smoke, the first cannabis lounge in the state, in Denver, Colorado on Friday, April 29, 2022.

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David Medina smokes a joint at JAD’s Mile High Smoke, the first cannabis lounge in the state, in Denver, Colorado on Friday, April 29, 2022.

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David Medina exhales smoke after taking a hit of a joint at JAD’s Mile High Smoke, the first cannabis lounge in the state, in Denver, Colorado on Friday, April 29, 2022.

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A cannabis bud is seen through a magnifying device at JAD’s Mile High Smoke, the first cannabis lounge in the state, in Denver, Colorado on Friday, April 29, 2022.

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JAD’s Mile High Smoke cannabis lounge boasts video games customers can play. The business is also building a stage outside to host live music and comedians.

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Calie Clark smokes cannabis from a bong with friends at JAD’s Mile High Smoke. The cannabis lounge sells marijuana and provides equipment that smokers can use while visiting.

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Calie Clark smokes cannabis from a bong with friends at JAD’s Mile High Smoke. The cannabis lounge sells marijuana and provides equipment that smokers can use while visiting.

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JAD’s Mile High Smoke is intended to be a place for recreational cannabis users to get high, much like drinkers would at a bar, says owner Josh Davis.

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Cannabis joints and ash fill an ash tray at JAD’s Mile High Smoke, the first cannabis hospitality establishment in the state, in Denver, Colorado on Friday, April 29, 2022.

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JAD’s Mile High Smoke is located at 7667 Washington St. in Denver.

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