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  • Cannabis and the Future of Anti-Anxiety Medication

    “One of the most commonly cited reasons for chronic cannabis use is to cope with stress. Consistent with this, cannabis users have shown reduced emotional arousal and dampened stress reactivity in response to negative imagery.” That’s the rationale statement behind a major study investigating the link between cannabis and stress reduction published in the journal […]

  • Around the World with Cannabis

    Those of us who live in Colorado are well aware of the status of legality of cannabis in our state. And those of us who are cannabis enthusiasts are fairly aware of the legality of cannabis in other states, as well. But The Green Solution wonders: what about other countries? What about, for instance, Japan? […]

  • Fort Collins, Here We Come!

    The Green Solution’s newest location is opening this week in Ft. Collins! Located halfway between CSU and Terry Lake and just south of Chipper’s Lanes bowling alley, our new store will offer all the features you’ve come to expect from The Green Solution. You’ll be dazzled by our award-winning flower, concentrates, and edibles, and our […]

  • Larry and Kathie J Partner with The Green Solution

    Thank you to Denver Westword for a great article Today, August 28, marks the debut of Blazin’ Hit Radio, the new online home of Larry and Kathie J, whose popular KS 10 7.5 morning show was canceled after a contract dispute earlier this year. The station is sponsored by The Green Solution, a powerful Colorado marijuana dispensary company with a growing national profile, […]

  • National Dog Day

    You love your dog(s). And why wouldn’t you? Dogs are great. In fact, a lot of us think that dogs are better “people” than humans, and that’s why we’re celebrating National Dog Day tomorrow (August 26). “National Dog Day celebrates all dogs, mixed breed and pure,” says nationaldogday.com. “Our mission is to help galvanize the […]

  • Extended Hours at Malley Begin Next Week

    Northglenn, Colorado, is the home of The Green Solution’s first store, so it holds a special place in our hearts. And starting next Tuesday (August 29), you’ll have even more time to shop at The Green Solution’s birthplace. That’s because Northglenn recently decided to let dispensaries within the city expand their hours to accommodate more […]

  • Nevada’s Cannabis Woes Continue

    It’s been about a month since we reported on Nevada’s cannabis shortage, and not a lot has changed in terms of getting the products to the shelves there. There are still only 88 approved cultivation facilities, and distribution is still a mess. Recreational sales began on July 1, and at that time the alcohol industry […]

  • Larry & Kathie J Blazin Hit Radio Present: Biscochito

    Our first song on our new station by Larry Ulibarri. It’s called, Biscochito and is a parody of the song Dispacito. Listen to Larry and Kathie J weekday mornings 5am-10am on Blazin’ Hit Radio at BlazinHitRadio.com or download our app at BlazinHitRadio.com/DownloadApp

  • Record Low Unemployment Rate for Colorado

    Colorado’s unemployment rate is still the lowest in the nation at 2.3 percent (the national unemployment rate continues to hover around 4.4 percent). Marijuana Business Daily estimates that there are currently between 165,000 and 230,000 full- and part-time workers employed in the cannabis industry. However, it’s difficult to precisely measure the number of people who […]

  • Roger Stone Brings Controversy to the Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo

    There’s a big dust-up going on around the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo (planned for mid-September in Los Angeles), and it involves Roger Stone, who’s booked as a keynote speaker for the event. Stone is an advocate for cannabis legalization, but the controversy stems from his longtime connection to Donald Trump and Stone’s own […]

  • Solar Eclipse Mania!

    Total solar eclipse mania is sweeping the United States, and we’ve put together a list of questions and answers to help you enjoy the show. • When is it happening? Monday, August 21, 2017. The graphic below shows the details for when you’ll be able to see it in Denver. This site can also give […]

  • Of Art and Cannabis: The Work of Jay Paul Apodaca

    All photos courtesy of Jay Paul Apodaca “Artists have always had an affinity for green,” says Jay Paul Apodaca, one of Denver’s most prolific and successful artists. I became aware of Apodaca’s work when my boss at The Green Solution’s corporate office acquired one of his cannabis-themed paintings, “Male Indica,” and I was instantly struck […]

  • New Poll Shows that a Vast Majority of the U.S. Population Supports Legalization

    A new Quinnipiac poll released earlier this month demonstrated that Americans – to an unprecedented degree – support an end to cannabis prohibition. Particularly on the question of medical cannabis, an overwhelming majority are in favor of legalization. The poll surveyed 1,125 Americans as to their views on cannabis. When asked if they support “allowing […]

  • Sales and Deals!

    Happy Monday, Readers. Today we have three things to tell you about, and they all have the possibility of improving your life. 1. Remember Marvin the Martian? The Green Solution has a great new product that will have you saying, “take me to your leader” as you gleefully employ it. It’s called The Martian Joint […]

  • Congressman Who Champions Cannabis Running for Colorado Governor

    There’s a new candidate for governor in Colorado, and he’s all in for cannabis. Congressman Jared Polis (D) is well positioned to make a serious bid for the office. He’s been in Congress since 2008, and he’s currently the sixth wealthiest person in that body, with a net worth of $91 million. He’s also a […]

  • Perseid Meteor Shower This Weekend

    You’ve probably heard of the upcoming Great American Solar Eclipse (August 21st) and the mad scramble for eclipse chasers to put themselves in its path. But have you heard of the Perseids meteor shower coming up this weekend? It’s an annual occurrence, and scientists predict this one will be one of the best shooting star […]

  • National Lazy Day

    Today I don’t feel like doing anything I just wanna lay in my bed Don’t feel like picking up my phone So leave a message at the tone ‘Cause today I swear I’m not doing anything Nothing at all. Remember that Bruno Mars tune, “The Lazy Song?” It came out a few years ago. I’m […]

  • Neil deGrasse Tyson Supports an End to Prohibition

    Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of the smartest people on the planet, and yesterday as part of a Facebook live discussion, he confirmed that he’s in favor of the legalization of cannabis. Speculation about the scientist’s stance on ending prohibition has built since his 2015 Reddit Ask Me Anything session when he was asked, […]

  • Cards Against Humanity Introduces “Weed Pack”

    Have you played Cards Against Humanity (CAH)? The company’s website bills CAH as “a party game for horrible people,” and if you’ve played the snarky card game, you know why. Now there’s another reason to love the game and the people behind it – they’re joining the fight to repeal cannabis prohibition. The Chicago-based company […]

  • Nipton: Not Just for Fallout Anymore

    “Nipton was a wicked place, debased and corrupt. It served all comers, as long as they paid.” – Vulpes Inculta Fallout: New Vegas If you’re a fan of Fallout: New Vegas, you’re already familiar with Nipton, California. Fallout Wiki describes Nipton as “a small town of the southern Mojave Wasteland ravaged by Caesar’s Legion in […]

  • New Survey on CBDs Reveals Surprising Data

    HelloMD and the Brightfield Group just published the largest-ever study on cannabidiol and it reveals, among other fascinating data, that 59% of CBD users are women. The survey of 2,400 cannabis users also found that the most common reasons people use CBDs are anxiety, insomnia, depression, and joint pain. The most commonly used method of […]

  • The Marijuana Justice Act of 2017

    There’s big news on the cannabis front at the federal level, and it could result in an end to prohibition. New Jersey Senator Cory Booker introduced the “Marijuana Justice Act of 2017” yesterday, and it seeks to “amend the Controlled Substances Act to provide for a new rule regarding the application of the Act to […]

  • Happy Colorado Day!

    Happy Colorado Day! 141 years ago, on August 1, 1876, Colorado officially became the 38th state in the Union. Of course, that’s not the beginning of Colorado history. Wikipedia dates that to around 14,000 BCE, when “ice-age Paleoamericans begin using the ice-free corridor east of the Rocky Mountains to migrate throughout the Americas.”  Around 11,000 […]

  • The Congressional Cannabis Caucus

    With certain members of the Trump administration gunning for the industry, it’s easy to get discouraged about the future of recreational – and even medical – cannabis. But advocates for ending prohibition can take some comfort in the fact that a handful of bipartisan lawmakers formed the Congressional Cannabis Caucus earlier this year with the […]

  • Consuming Cannabis When You Can’t (or Don’t Want To) Smoke

    “I support marijuana legalization, but I wish pot smokers would stop stinking up the sidewalks.” Thus begins an op-ed published last week in Bloomberg View. The article is called “Marijuana Smokers Should be More Considerate,” and the author (Virginia Postrel) argues that in cities where cannabis is legal, folks are toking up on the street. […]

  • Celebration Cone Sweepstakes!

    We’re deep into the summer of 2017, and that deserves a Celebration Cone. “What’s a Celebration Cone,” you ask? Well, my friend, let me tell you. Imagine 12.5 grams of The Green Solution’s® fine flower packed into one beautiful 13-inch Pre-Roll. Available in indica, sativa, or a hybrid blend, this beauty is just what you […]

  • Colorado Springs Head Shop Busted for Cannabis Distribution

    Oh, Colorado Springs. You’re so pretty, but you’ve got to do something about those cannabis laws. The city’s decision not to allow recreational sales may be having unintended negative consequences. Hoppz’ Cropz was a head shop in Colorado Springs with two locations, and they were making quite a tidy profit illegally “gifting” shoppers with free […]

  • Former NFL Star Sues Sessions Over CSA

    Poor old Jeff Sessions (that was sarcasm, by the way). The Attorney General and dedicated Trump follower has fallen out of favor with the President and may well be out of a job soon. As difficult as that may be, there’s more trouble in store for Sessions. On Monday, former NFL player Marvin Washington and […]

  • The Future of the Automotive Industry: Hemp?

    You probably know at least a little bit about hemp, the preternaturally versatile and useful variety of the cannabis plant. But did you know that Henry Ford made a car from hemp in 1941? Or that there are companies making hemp cars today? Let’s start with Ford’s “hemp car.” Also known as the “soybean car,” […]

  • Colorado’s Cannabis Tax Revenue Reaches Half a Billion Dollars

    “Marijuana has become the thread that holds our state budget together.” Hearing those words from a bona fide representative of government would have been nothing but a pipe dream just a few years ago. But alas, they were spoken by Colorado State Representative Jonathan Singer earlier this week on a momentous occasion: Colorado has collected […]

  • Destination: Silver Plume

    Have you been to The Green Solution’s® outlet store in Silver Plume? If you have, you know what an incredible place it is. Not only can you buy the same great products you’ve come to expect from us at drastically reduced prices, but you get to do it in the beautiful old mining town of […]

  • $100 Million in Cannabis Sales a Month is the “New Normal” for Colorado

    New statistics tracking Colorado cannabis sales indicate continued strength. Over the last 12-month period, sales reached $1.4 billion, resulting in nearly $223 million in taxes and license fees for the state. And for the twelfth consecutive month, Colorado cannabis sales have topped $100 million. Bethany Gomez of Brightfield Group, a market research firm focused on […]

  • Drug-Sniffing Dogs and Cannabis

    It all started with a Moffet County drug-sniffing dog named Kilo. In 2015, Kilo alerted his human officers to the presence of an illegal drug in a truck driven by one Kevin McKnight. But Kilo (who is, by all reports, a very good boy) was trained to detect cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, meth, and marijuana. He […]

  • Cannabis in Children’s Books

    Whether or not you’re a parent, you’ve probably heard of the wildly popular picture book called Go the F*** to Sleep by writer and illustrator Ricardo Cortes. But you may not have heard of his more recent picture book It’s Just a Plant: A Children’s Story of Marijuana. While it may sound like a joke, […]

  • Edgewater, Colorado: A Cannabis Success Story

    Even if you live in or around Denver, you might not be very familiar with the little municipality of Edgewater. The “water” to which the name refers is Sloan’s Lake, and the town does indeed sit at the edge of the lake – or rather across Sheridan Boulevard from the lake. The little town is […]

  • Nevada Runs Out of Cannabis, Declares State of Emergency

    I think we may have entered the cannabis twilight zone. Just two weeks after recreational cannabis began to be sold legally in Nevada, Governor Brian Sandoval has declared a state of emergency because of a shortage of marijuana. There are two big problems that led to this emergency, and they both stem from lack of […]

  • Canada’s Guidelines for Cannabis Use

    Oh, Canada! Our neighbor to the north is looking forward to recreational cannabis sales beginning next year, and last month the Canadian Research Initiative on Substance Misuse released their guidelines to educate consumers on responsible cannabis use. Their list of 10 recommendations makes for interesting reading. Here’s a summary: 1.) Cannabis use has health risks […]

  • The Green Solution® Outlet Coming to Silver Plume

    Outlet stores can evoke feelings of elation in people. Those bargain hunters who love the rush of finding a great deal will go to great lengths – literally – to visit outlets. But what if there were an outlet store for cannabis? A place a little off the beaten path, not too crowded with people […]

  • Happy 7/10!

    Monday is July 10th (7/10), so today is a good day to talk about concentrates and dabbing. Maybe you’re asking, “what does the date have to do with concentrates?” or maybe you’re even asking, “what the heck is a concentrate?” Never fear, we’re here with some answers to your pressing questions, and to get you […]

  • Meet the TGS Family

    Maybe you’ve wondered how The Green Solution does it. How do we consistently stay at the top of the cannabis industry, innovating and winning awards year after year, day in and day out? I’ll tell you a secret. We have an unbeatable formula: product + people. If you’ve ever visited TGS, you know what I […]

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