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  • 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 […]

  • Cannabis and the County Fair

    The American county fair is a tradition that dates to the early days of our country. Agriculture has traditionally been at the center of the annual fetes – the exhibition of livestock and state-of-the-art farming practices was of great interest to the largely rural population in the 19th and early 20th centuries. However, as the […]

  • Recreational Sales Begin in Nevada

    As of July 1st, Nevada has officially joined the ranks of states where adults can legally buy recreational cannabis, and Sin City is celebrating. The state voted to legalize on November 8th of last year, and shortly after midnight on Saturday morning, sales kicked off in a big way, with lines wrapping around blocks where […]

  • Rod Smith talks with Larry and Kathie J

    Rod Smith is a former NFL wide receiver for the Denver Broncos, a smart businessman and now a best selling author. He sat down with Larry Ulibarri and Kathie J in The Green Solution Studio to talk with the 2 of them about his book, The Rod Effect’ and to get a tour of the […]

  • Summer Celebration of Pre-Rolls!

    Summer is a time of celebration – picnics, weddings, cookouts, and fireworks are all reasons to gather with friends and family for good times in the sunshine. Taking inspiration from the season’s celebratory mood, The Green Solution® has declared this summer the Summer of Pre-Rolls. Perfect for sharing, our Pre-Rolls will make any celebration more […]

  • Zero Global Fatalities from Cannabis, UN Report Confirms

    For yet another year, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has determined that, despite being the most consumed, most widely cultivated, and most confiscated drug in the world, cannabis has resulted in zero fatal overdoses. The UNODC has released its 2017 World Drug Report, which covers 2015 statistics from around the world. […]

  • Make Your Wedding Cannabis-Friendly

    (Featured photo courtesy of Forever Incredible/Carla Stehman) Summertime, and the living is easy…unless you’re planning a wedding. That can make living hard. But you can make it easier with a wedding planner to coordinate all the many moving pieces that make a wedding memorable. Better yet, how about a cannabis-friendly wedding planner? Now you’re talking. Irie […]

  • Independence Day Celebrations

    Independence Day is a week away, and you may be wondering where you can see fireworks in and around the Mile-High City. Never fear, TGS® is here with a list of some of the biggest and most explosive fireworks shows around town and beyond. Some of the events occur on Monday, July 3rd, but most […]

  • Cannabis Consumers are Happier, New Study Finds

    Do you consider yourself happy? Well-adjusted? And do you consume cannabis? The research firm BDS Analytics just conducted a major study to determine the emotional and financial well-being of cannabis consumers, and the results are revealing. The study included 2,000 subjects from Colorado and California, 1,200 of whom had consumed cannabis in the last six […]

  • Your Cannabis Tax Dollars at Work

    Any way you look at it, the cannabis industry has been a boon to Colorado. It’s created nearly 20,000 jobs, and cannabis tourism benefits any number of businesses – hotels, restaurants, and gas stations are just a few of the establishments making money from all those out of state visitors. But it’s the cannabis taxes […]

  • Get on the Bus

    Are you ready for summer festival season? We’ve got a great one for your first post-solstice weekend. On Saturday, head to the Golden Triangle for the Westword Music Showcase, the largest festival celebrating the Denver music scene. You’ll be able to see dozens of local bands as well as headliners Shakey Graves, The Revivalists, Cut […]

  • New PAC Aimed at Legalization

    The current administration’s stance on cannabis is a source of concern for those of us who’ve benefited from legalization. While Trump declared the matter to be one of states’ rights during his campaign, he’s been mum on the issue since taking office. And his Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, has stated bluntly that “good people don’t […]

  • CBD as Treatment for Autism?

    Some of the fiercest advocates for the legalization of cannabis are moms. Or MAMMAs, as the case may be. MAMMA stands for “Mothers Advocating Medical Marijuana for Autism,” and these women are serious about helping their children who are suffering from autism. Estimates of the number of children living with autism in the U.S. range […]

  • What’s the Deal with Initiative 300?

    When Denver’s Initiative 300 passed in November, a lot of people assumed that we’d soon be allowed to smoke or vape cannabis in bars. That, however, won’t be the case, though final rules and regulations have yet to be adopted. The city’s website says: “In November 2016 Denver voters approved Initiative 300, granting businesses the […]

  • NectarBee® Sugar Scrub: Sweet Skin Relief

    Skin. The largest organ of the body, and the most visible. Most of us don’t pay nearly enough attention to keeping it healthy, but it’s never too late to start. My new skincare obsession is NectarBee® Sugar Scrub, sold exclusively at The Green Solution®. Two varieties are available: Soothe (think indica), and Rejuve (think sativa). […]

  • Abandoned Nuclear Bunker Turned into Massive Grow

    Strange things happen in places that haven’t legalized cannabis. Take for instance what happened earlier this year in England. Acting on a tip, British police discovered a large-scale cannabis grow. Not so unusual unless you consider the circumstances – the grow was set up in an abandoned nuclear bunker. The bunker was a relic of […]

  • Cannabis, Clubs, and Classes

    For those of us old enough to remember the bad old days of prohibition, the legalization of cannabis is somewhat miraculous. What we used to enjoy furtively behind closed doors is now out in the open and legally sanctioned (at least here in Colorado). One of the wonderful side effects of legalization is the opportunity […]

  • Cannabis Friendly Summer Getaways (Pt. 2)

    Summer’s almost here, and we know you’re ready to get out of town. In our continuing look at Colorado destinations, we thought we’d share a hidden gem right out of a fairy tale: Bishop Castle in the San Isabel National Forest southwest of Pueblo, Colorado. This bizarre structure in the middle of the woods was […]

  • Cannabis as a Solution to the Opioid Epidemic?

    Regardless of where you live, you’re likely well aware of the opioid epidemic devastating large swaths of the country. In 2015, opioids (including prescription opioids and heroin) killed more than 33,000 people – that’s more than 80 people each day. Nearly half of all opioid overdose deaths involve a prescription opioid, and around 80% of […]

  • NectarBee® Massage Oil

    The exact origins of massage are lost to history (one can imagine cavepeople rubbing each other’s sore muscles after a long day of mammoth hunting), but archaeological evidence suggests that it was in common practice over 4000 years ago. An Egyptian wall painting in the Tomb of Akmanthor dates from 2330 BC and depicts two […]

  • Colorado Adds PTSD to List of Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana

    After 16 years of waiting, Coloradoans suffering from PTSD got excellent news. On Monday, Governor Hickenlooper signed into law Senate Bill 17, which adds PTSD to the list of eight qualifying conditions (cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, cachexia, persistent muscle spasms, seizures, severe nausea, and severe pain) for which patients can access medical marijuana. It’s the first […]

  • Marijuana for Menstrual Cramps? New York Considers Medical Option

    Women with menstrual cramps in New York state could have a new option for easing their monthly pains: medical marijuana. The New York State Assembly is considering a bill to add dysmenorrhea — the medical name for menstrual cramps — to the list of conditions for which doctors can legally authorize a patient to use […]

  • Despite the Current Administration, Cannabis Stocks Soar

    Despite the uncertainty generated by the Trump administration’s statements on the matter, the massive profits and job creation created by the cannabis industry make it looks as if legal cannabis is here to stay. In 2016, legal marijuana sales in the United States totaled nearly $7 billion – an unprecedented 30% growth. “To put this […]

  • NectarBee® Cocktails: Make Your Summer Buzzy

    Summer’s almost here, and the time is right for cocktails! I spent the weekend playing mixologist in my kitchen, and I concocted some delicious elixirs around NectarBee’s®  delicious and refreshing Ginger Ale and Honey Tincture, offered exclusively at The Green Solution® . (NOTE: These drinks pack a punch. Use caution when mixing your own drinks […]

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