As one of the oldest operating dispensaries in Denver’s River North (RiNo) Arts District, Botanico is known for it’s friendly staff and fairly priced recreational cannabis products. Even though I’ve always heard great things about the shop, I was still shocked to see a line out the door on my first visit. I suppose good things do come to those who wait.
The red brick exterior continues inside with exposed brick and modern, industrial decor, and the small waiting area faces the Express Line, a feature I wish more shops offered. Because of the Express Line, my wait time wasn’t bad even though it was a packed house. Most of the other patrons seemed to be regulars.
To choose from the full selection of flowers, one must go back into one of the rooms with an individual budtender, but those who want to quickly get in and out with concentrates should keep Botanico’s Express Line in mind. You can even save $5 per gram during the Early Bird Special from 9:00 – 11:00am Monday through Thursday and from 10:00am to 12:00pm on Sunday.
In need of flowers for this review, I patiently waited until I was escorted back into one of the private rooms. Andi was smiling back at me when I entered, and several glass jars filled with different strains sat on the shelves behind her. I explained that I was there to get a strain to review, and she was quick to narrow it down to her top three favorite strains for me — Gucci OG, Super Lemon Haze and Golden Goat.
A difficult decision to say the least, after much back and forth I ended up selecting the Gucci (and two grams of live resin).
OG Kush X Unkown
Botanico, 3054 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
This dense yet airy green flower is engulfed in orange hairs stuffed between short, crispy purple leaves. Heavily coated with shimmering trichomes, Gucci OG has a natural beauty and vigorously healthy appearance that is sure to dazzle any jealous onlookers.
Gucci OG smells good enough to eat. Mildly pungent and herbal, this hybrid strain has a pleasantly sweet scent of fresh earth mixed with pine needles and raw berries. The aroma doesn’t weigh thick in the air like other strains of cannabis, but floats along lightly, tickling noses on the way.
Grinding up the Gucci OG releases all of its amazing scents, making every hint of sweet, citrus, and sappy sticky flavor fully engaged while smoking or vaping. While this strain is very strong, the flavor is not overwhelming and tastes light and delicious as it hits the back of the throat. Inhaling Gucci OG is a smooth and satisfying experience that is unlike any other.
With a parent strain like OG Kush, Gucci OG comes from potent and palatable origins. Since this is a very balanced hybrid strain, the amount imbibed will affect the quality of the high. I have found that small hits of Gucci OG put me in a heightened state of alertness and creativity, whereas larger amounts in one sitting provide the opposite effect. While dosing may affect energy levels, this strain provides a consistently sunny state of mind.