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  • The Bonzai Collection: Special Artist’s Edition by Jay Paul Apodaca

    We’ve said it before, and we’ll probably say it again – there’s something about Colorado. The nature, the culture, the world’s finest cannabis, and the art! Wait, you don’t think of art when you think of Colorado? Well, then may we change that? Consider the world-class museums in our city – The Denver Art Museum […]

  • What is “the Entourage Effect” in Cannabis?

    Have you ever heard of the “entourage effect?” It sounds like something that happens when a star has too many yes people surrounding them. But when it comes to cannabis, the entourage effect is something very specific and very positive that can be boiled down to one maxim: “the whole of the plant is better […]

  • Commercializing Cannabis at the Super Bowl

    Even if you’ve never watched a Super Bowl in your life, you know the commercials that run during the game are a very, very big deal. As the New York Times says, “Super Bowl Sunday is the day when the advertising industry is not only tolerated but celebrated.” A 30 second commercial during the game […]

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  • Are Cannabis-Infused Topicals Right for Me?

    Cannabis-infused topicals are gaining popularity as a source of pain relief for adults with all manner of ailments. Have you ever wondered if they might work for you? To help you decide, here’s a brief overview of what they are and how they work. What are topicals? Generally speaking, a topical is any remedy that […]

  • Pairing Cannabis with Cuisine

    Forget the old stereotypes of couch-locked stoners with the munchies scarfing down whatever junk food is at hand. Legalization and destigmatization have led today’s epicureans to transcend the traditional pairing of wine and food to explore a new frontier: cannabis and cuisine. Now, keep in mind that unlike wine pairing, cannabis pairing is in its […]

  • Keepin’ it Legal: How to Legally Enjoy Cannabis in Colorado

    Ah, Colorado! We’re fortunate to be in a state where voters saw fit to legalize adult-use, recreational cannabis. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t any rules. Cannabis sales are governed by the Marijuana Enforcement Division of Colorado’s Department of Revenue (the MED). As one of the state’s leading dispensaries, The Green Solution follows the rules […]

  • Meet the Terpenes: Linalool

    It’s time for another installment in our series “Meet the Terpenes.” In previous blogs, we’ve focused on what terpenes are and then we got specific about the benefits of pinene. Today we’re discussing another terpene that’s prevalent in cannabis (as well as 200 other plants): linalool. Terpenes are aromatic oils secreted by the glands of […]

  • On a Budget? The Green Solution Has You Covered!

    You lived large in December, as one does. Now it’s January and you’ve got your mind on your money and your money on your mind. You’ve got to watch your budget for a minute, but that’s ok. You don’t have to deprive yourself just because you’re pinching pennies. The Green Solution has something to fit […]

  • Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

    It seems like each year the holiday season gets simultaneously longer and shorter. While the Christmas displays at the mall begin to creep out of storage just as the Halloween gear gets stowed, the constant drumbeat that sets the hectic tone for the season has a steady warning: “Time’s running out. It’s the last minute. […]

  • The Wonderful World of Edibles

    Gone are the days when smoking cannabis was the only way to enjoy it. Edibles now account for a significant portion of the cannabis market, and they appeal to consumers who may not have much experience with cannabis. In fact, Specialty Food Association named “cannabis cuisine” one of the top food trends of 2018, indicating […]

  • Festive Suggestions for Holiday Fun in Denver

    According to the old song, “it’s the most wonderful time of the year!” It’s certainly the most hectic time of the year, with the seemingly endless to-do lists and social obligations that come with the holidays. Luckily, Denver is home to a plethora of fun activities to help keep you jolly during the hustle and […]

  • Is CBD Right for You?

    You’ve no doubt heard of CBD, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis. Back in September, we published a blog about the difference between CBD and THC, and at The Green Solution stores, we get questions every day about CBD and its potential benefits – maybe you’ve even wondered if it’s for you. Scientific and anecdotal […]

  • The Green Solution is Thankful for You!

    Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and at The Green Solution, we’re thankful for you, our loyal patrons. That’s why we’ll be open for your Turkey Day shopping delight! That’s right, all TGS locations will be open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (except for Federal Blvd@Westminster and our outlet in Silver Plume. Those two will open at […]

  • 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

    As we plunge headlong into the holiday season, it’s time to start thinking about gifts. Don’t panic! The Green Solution has never let you down, and we’re not about to start now. We’ve put together a holiday gift guide that covers everyone on your list (and then some). Don’t forget to get something for yourself, […]

  • Introduction to Concentrates: What Even Are They?

    We’re living in a brave new world when it comes to cannabis, my friends. The wheels of progress keep turning, and legalization has allowed innovators to create all kinds of ways to enjoy our favorite plant. One such innovation was the advent of concentrates – but what are they? Maybe your only experience with concentrates […]

  • Pairing Cannabis with Meditation: Can it Help You?

    With a scant 7 weeks left in the year, we’re now officially careening into 2018’s holiday season. If you’re like most people, that fact inspires in you at least a little anxiety. Maybe you’re thinking, “I’m not ready!” or “what did I accomplish this year?” or any number of other thoughts that cause you stress. […]

  • The Green Solution Endorses Jared Polis for Governor of Colorado

    We get it. You’re tired of hearing about voting. It’s less than one week before the midterms and the drumbeat leading up to November 6th is deafening. Maybe you’re tuning it out. Maybe you think your vote doesn’t matter. The Green Solution is here to tell you that it does. It was voters like you […]

  • Meet the Terpenes: Pinene

    You’ve been following The Green Solution’s educational blogs about understanding cannabis, so you’ve got some knowledge; you know CBD from THC, sativa from indica from hybrid, and you even know the basics of terpenes. Today, let’s deepen that knowledge with a look at pinene, the plant world’s most abundant terpene. Terpenes are aromatic oils secreted […]

  • Exercise and Cannabis

    We all know the stereotypes about cannabis users, right? We’re supposedly lazy couch potatoes who don’t do much but eat Taco Bell and play video games, or at least that’s what they say. But who are “they,” and what do they know? Not much, according to a 2017 study of North American cannabis users that […]

  • The Lowdown on Terpenes

    There’s so much to know about cannabis, and The Green Solution is here to demystify our favorite plant for you. In previous weeks, we’ve looked at cannabinoids and the differences between sativa and indica. Today we’ll look at the marvelous world of terpenes and their effect on your cannabis experience. What Are Terpenes? Are They […]

  • Do I Want THC or CBD…or Both?

    Before legalization, so little reliable information about cannabis was available to the public. You could consume cannabis your whole life and not know the difference between indica and sativa, much less the intricacies of terpenes and cannabinoids. But, thankfully, things are different now, and The Green Solution is here to educate you on everything you […]

  • Sativa vs. Indica vs. Hybrid…What Does it all Mean?

    Image credit: Amy Phung/Leafly There’s so much to know about cannabis, and at The Green Solution, we’re dedicated to educating patrons, whether they’re long-time users or brand-new consumers, or anywhere in between. One question we hear often is straight-forward: “What’s the difference between sativa, indica, and hybrid?” The answer is a bit more complex than […]

  • What to Expect When You Visit The Green Solution

    So…you’ve never been to a dispensary. No big deal! But at The Green Solution, we want you to know that if you’re interested in visiting us, there’s absolutely nothing to be nervous about. Whether you’re planning a visit from overseas, out-of-state, across the state, or across the street, we’re here to meet you where you […]

  • Big Gigantic Fun with Rowdytown VII

    You know that The Green Solution has a history of being the first. We had the first e-cannabis site in the world, we had the first recreational sale in Colorado, and our Silver Plume location is the world’s first cannabis outlet store. Now it’s time for another Big Gigantic first for TGS, and you won’t […]

  • Microdosing: The Cannabis Equivalent of Tiny Houses?

    Think small. Simplify. Less is more. The trend to pare down is evident in lifestyle magazines and the tiny house craze, but is it applicable to cannabis? Maybe you’ve heard of microdosing. but even if you haven’t, the meaning is pretty easy to glean. It simply refers to taking small (“micro”) amounts (“doses”) of marijuana […]

  • Hail to the Kief!

    President’s Day means a three-day weekend, and for some of us, cannabis may play a role in the celebration of our nation’s leaders. Here’s a look at four modern presidents who’ve used our favorite plant. Bill Clinton famously said, “When I was in England I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and I didn’t […]

  • Join Us at Wewatta @ Union Station for a Celebration!

    If you’ve been to the historic LoDo Business District in Denver lately, you may have noticed the long-anticipated new location of The Green Solution® at 1995 Wewatta Street. Less than three blocks away from Union Station to the west and just over the walking bridge from Coors Field to the east, our magnificent two-story building […]

  • Satisfaction Guaranteed!

    Have you ever been dissatisfied with something you bought? Maybe shoes that were too tight, or a blender you thought better of after you got it home? No worries though, because you shopped at a reputable store that stands behind its merchandise and will happily exchange your purchase. If only you could do that with […]

  • Did You “Pot” the Question?

    Pictured: The Green Solution® 24K Gold Cone featuring .95gram of Premium All-Flower Pre-Roll wrapped in 24K Gold Leaf paper, and wrapped in a gift box! Just $24.95 – available to reserve online now at your favorite store, MyGreenSolution.com. Most of us are still reeling from the holidays (no, I don’t still have Christmas leftovers in […]

  • Our Top Five Blogs of 2017

    In these last few days of 2017, it’s natural to look back on the year that was and remember the good times. At The Green Solution®, we thought we’d wrap up the year with a countdown of our five most popular blogs from the last 12 months. NectarBee Nerve Salve (1,200 views). Coming in at […]

  • Merry Happy Joy to You!

    Christmas falls on a Monday this year, and you know what that means…a three-day weekend! Maybe you’ll celebrate on Sunday, maybe you’ll get your festivities wrapped up early Monday, or maybe you don’t celebrate Christmas at all. Regardless, you’ll likely find yourself bored and slightly stir-crazy by mid-afternoon. That’s your chance to slip away to […]

  • The Ballad of Alexis Bortell

    Imagine you live in Texas. Now imagine you’re a little kid, about nine years old, and you’ve been having severe epileptic seizures since you were seven. You have two or three seizures every week, and nothing that your doctor has prescribed helps. Finally, your doctor suggests a lobotomy to your parents. The best way they […]

  • Around the World with Cannabis

    It’s time for another look at cannabis around the world with The Green Solution®. In the past several months, we’ve visited Uruguay, Japan, Portugal, and Jamaica, and we’ve found that when it comes to legal cannabis, Colorado is the place to be. But today we ask, “what’s up with Iceland?” Is cannabis legal there? In […]

  • New Survey on Women and Cannabis

    The relationship between women and cannabis is a topic of growing interest for many researchers, journalists, and filmmakers. We’ve written about the subject here, as well as focused on Mary Janes: The Women of Weed, a documentary about the success of women in the cannabis industry. Now that relationship is the subject of a study […]

  • Caviar Cones for the Cannabis Connoisseur

    Maybe you call it Caviar. Maybe you call it Moon Rocks. It’s one of the most potent and decadent cannabis products on the market. One thing’s for certain – if you know it, you love it. And if you don’t, it’s time to learn. What is Caviar? We’re glad you asked. If we’re talking about […]

  • National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

    Ugly is in the eye of the beholder…right? Keep that in mind tomorrow, because Friday, December 15th, 2017 is National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day and you’ll probably see a whole lot of ugly as you go about your business. According to NationalUglyChristmasSweaterDay.org, this very special “holiday” falls on the third Friday of every December and […]

  • Stoned for the Holidays

    We’re in the thick of the holiday season now, and we don’t blame you if (to paraphrase Lana del Rey) all you wanna do is get high by the tree (get high by the tree, get high). Whether you prefer award-winning flower, concentrates, or edibles, you know that The Green Solution® has you covered there. […]

  • Five Years of Legal Recreational Cannabis in Colorado

    What were you doing five years ago this week? The year was 2012, so you were probably dancing to Gangnam style and waiting for the world to end as the Mayan calendar predicted it would (remember that?). But in the realm of cannabis and Colorado, it’s what Governor Hickenlooper was doing that was truly noteworthy. […]

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