Denver has twice as many dispensaries as Starbucks, but what’s dominant in your neighborhood?

I’ve heard it so many times, I was sure it was just an urban legend. But it’s true: Denver has more pot shops than Starbucks.

Weed and coffee. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite, Fil.Al/Flickr)
Weed and coffee. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite, Fil.Al/Flickr)
Weed and coffee. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite, Fil.Al/Flickr)

I’ve heard it so many times, I was sure it was just an urban legend. But it’s true: Denver has more pot shops than Starbucks. Like a lot more.

There's twice as many retail marijuana store licensees.
There’s twice as many retail marijuana store licensees.

That disparity only goes up when looking the state overall, too — there are more than three times as many marijuana storefronts in the state than Starbucks, reports Rocky Mountain PBS I-News.

But if you look at it on a neighborhood level, there are some bastions of America’s giant coffee overlord left in Denver.

Consider the Central Business District, where Starbucks outnumber dispensaries 4 to 1. Or maybe the Cherry Creek and Hampden neighborhoods, where there are at least 3 more Starbucks than dispensaries.

But who are we kidding, right? The margins in weed-dominant neighborhoods are much higher, with multiple neighborhoods clocking as many 9 more dispensaries than corporate coffee franchisees.

Check out how your neighborhood fared below:

Methodology: Addresses and names of Starbucks locations come from the site’s store locator. Retail marijuana locations were measured using city data on retail marijuana store licenses.