Leah Welborn

Leah Welborn

  • Cannabis and the 2020 Presidential Election

    We’re 586 days away from the 2020 election, but the field of contenders is already crowded. Where do the major candidates stand on the issue of cannabis legalization? First, let’s look at a few pertinent facts and terms. A major study conducted by Gallup in 2018 indicates that 66% of Americans now support legalizing marijuana […]

  • Meet the Terpenes: Humulene

    Over the past few months, this blog has been introducing you to terpenes, the aromatic oils secreted by the glands of plants. We’ve discussed pinene and linalool and the ways that they function in cannabis. Today we’re looking at humulene, a terpene that’s less abundant in cannabis, but still common in a variety of strains. […]

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  • Denver’s “Turn Over a New Leaf” Campaign

    Here in Colorado, we’re at the cutting edge of what will likely be the nationwide repeal of the prohibition of cannabis. As the first state to legalize recreational or “adult-use” cannabis, it’s easy for us to feel that we’ve done our part in the fight for justice and that now it’s time for other states […]

  • Colorado Cannabis Taxes: Where Does the Green Go?

    Tax season is peaking right about now, so what better time to answer the question: where do my cannabis tax dollars go? First, you should know that each municipality sets its own local tax rates (that’s why you’ll pay slightly different prices at The Green Solution in, say, Fort Collins, than you will at The […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]