It was the Spring of 2010, when a familiar aroma permeated the air around 2897 Mapleton Ave. However this time, something was different. It was that distinct skunky odor, only now accompanied by accents of sweet freedom.
When we hit the scene, we weren’t quite out of the dark ages. At smoke shops, bongs were still strictly to be referred to as “tobacco water pipes”, so operating a dispensary surely wasn’t a secure nor predictable endeavor. With one couch, an accent table, a few posters and a blessing from the state, our little-dream-that-could was allowed to bloom. And in homage to the state that made everything possible, we christened our shop 14er.
In the garden, we watched with suspense, as our little babies grew. And although the lights were shining bright, we constantly looked over our shoulders, obsessively laminating and displaying anything that proved us to be “official”. It all seemed too good to be true, and no matter the strength of our heaviest indica, the uncertainty made for countless sleepless nights.
It’s now eleven years later, and finally, we’re sleeping better. Much better actually. This is not only a testament to how exceptional our products have become, but also the ever growing tide of legislative reform. Those elements combined with our curated crew of talented, knowledgeable and good-hearted folks have made the 14er family one that is well-rooted as a trusted pioneer in this cannabis industry.
Our history, joined by the imagination, passion and devotion we apply to our products is what gives them a little extra something. With all these pieces in place, we’ve been truly free to innovate and redefine what cannabis looks and feels like today.
To all Coloradoans and visitors alike, we happily welcome you to experience 14er’s unique offerings: the very best of the Centennial State.