First marijuana dispensary opens in Teller County – Colorado Springs Gazette

CRIPPLE CREEK • The first marijuana dispensary in Teller County opened its doors last week.

The owners of High Stakes Leafery in Cripple Creek said they made more than $12,000 in sales in their first two days of opening and had more than 150 customers.

Laura and Robert Smith have owned multiple businesses in Cripple Creek.

“So my husband and I owned and ran the automotive shop here in town for about eight years, and recently sold that at the beginning of the year. We had a day spa here, but we also heard that Bronco Billy’s was opening up a spa, and so we didn’t want to compete with them,” Laura Smith said.

Unsure what their next business adventure would be, the Smiths thought about making the spa into an auto parts store. But Robert Smith had a more adventurous idea.

“All of a sudden, Robert came up to me one day,” Laura Smith said. “He goes, ‘what do you think about putting a dispensary in here?’ I said ‘um.’ Then I thought about it and I said OK, let’s do it.”

She said around eight months ago she and her husband began transforming what was once a spa into the first dispensary in Teller

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