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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Hemp, Hemp, Hooray!

    In honor of Hemp History Week (June 5 – 11), we thought we’d offer a brief primer on the long and illustrious history of industrial hemp. First thing’s first – humans have been cultivating hemp for a long, long time. It may actually have been one of the first domesticated crops known to mankind. Archeologists […]

  • Things to Do in Denver This Weekend

    It’s June in Denver, and that means the days are long and full of sunshine, the snow is (probably) behind us, and there’s free fun to be had every weekend. It’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy a NectarBee® edible and explore some of the offerings of our magnificent city (of course, you should use public […]

  • Pineapple Express with Larry and Kathie J

    Thursday June 29th at The Alamo Draft House in Denver By Entering you agree to be contacted via email by The Green Solution with promotional offers 60 lucky people will win a night out with Larry & Kathie J at the new Alamo Draft House location by Sloan’s Lake. Winners will get on the bus […]

  • Cannabis Friendly Summer Getaways (Pt. 1)

    Although summer hasn’t officially begun yet, it’s definitely time to start planning those summertime getaways. If you’re anything like us, you’d like to be able to legally enjoy cannabis on your vacation without breaking any hotel rules. We thought we’d help you by presenting a variety of cannabis friendly lodging throughout Colorado. Given the plethora […]

  • Cannabis Sales Outpace Those of Viagra, Cialis Combined

    You don’t have to be involved in the cannabis industry to recognize its recent exponential growth. In fact, since the legal industry didn’t exist even a decade ago, it’s safe to say that its growth is truly unprecedented. MJ Biz Daily just released its annual Factbook report, and it’s full of fascinating statistics regarding the […]

  • Episode 51 – TGS LIVE Stream

    Larry, Kathie J, Wignz are kicking off Memorial Weekend at The Green Solution in Aurora on Peoria and Parker Rd. Come on down and experience a 10% off discount from May 29th to 31st and Military members will receive a 30% discount on Monday 5/29/17. Larry and Wignz also kicked off the Grand Reopening of […]

  • CBD as Treatment for Childhood Epilepsy

    According to a groundbreaking, peer-reviewed study published yesterday in the New England Journal of Medicine, cannabidiol (CBD) could be the key to treating children with epilepsy. The 14-week study included 120 children between the ages of two and 18 who suffer from Dravet syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy that causes severe seizures and kills […]

  • Colorado Legislators Introduce Bill to Protect States’ Rights

    Given the anti-cannabis stance of the Trump administration, it’s not surprising that residents of states that have legalized recreational use are concerned about the future of state legislation. What is surprising are the partnerships that have arisen from this concern. Take for instance Congresswoman Diana DeGette (Democrat of Denver) and Congressman Mike Coffman (Republican of […]

  • The Green Solution® Partners With Canadian Company OrganiGram

    Oh Canada! The Green Solution® has entered into an exclusive product development and distribution agreement with the Canadian cannabis company OrganiGram. http://www.b-tv.com/organigram-ep316-feature/ Eric Speidell, Co-Chief Executive Officer of TGS states, “TGS is very excited to enter the Canadian market and to partner with one of the industry’s leading licensed producers. Over the past six years, […]

  • Medical Cannabis: Of Mice and Research

    There’s currently a lot of exciting research going on in the field of medical cannabis, and one of the most promising studies involves mice and memory. A consortium of researchers from several European and Hebrew Universities conducted tests involving three categories of mice –2, 12, and 18 months old. When the mice were challenged to […]

  • Larry and Wignz - Live Stream. Catch them every Friday at 420!

    Episode 50 – TGS LIVE Stream

    This week Larry and Wignz meet with Comedians Big Jay Oakerson and Mike Finoia and Interview with General Manager of The Green Solution in Northglenn before the grand re-opening on May 24. They also speak with Witt and Jamar from Dro. You can register to WIN a Meet & Green with Larry Ulibarri on a My 420 […]

  • NectarBee® Bath Fizzies

    Bathing. It’s a necessary part of living in a society, but it’s so much more. You know what I’m talking about. You could always just take a shower to get clean, but sometimes nothing short of a long soak in a hot tub will do. And while plain soap and water is perfectly acceptable, isn’t […]

  • How Much do You Spend on Cannabis?

    How much do you spend on cannabis? And how does that stack up to other consumers? Two recent studies looked at how much cannabis consumers earn and how much they spend – and on what. The Cannabis Consumers Coalition (CCC) found that, contrary to what many may believe, only 20% of cannabis consumers live in […]

  • Cannabis, Colorado, and Taxes

    Ben Franklin famously wrote in 1789, “in this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” The ensuing 228 years have proven the Founding Father right, and nowhere is that adage truer than in the cannabis industry. For years before legalization, my friends and I would lament that marijuana wasn’t legal, […]

  • Spirituality and Cannabis

    Most people don’t think of cannabis and religion as going hand in hand. However, spiritual seekers throughout the ages have employed the herb to help them get in touch with themselves and God. The Vedas (sacred, ancient Hindu texts) refer to cannabis as one of five sacred plants, and hold that a guardian angel lives […]

  • Marijuana Restores Memory

    Marijuana has slowly been appearing in medical research, and has even found its way into multiple drugs available today. Researchers are spending more time and more funds looking into the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, THC, including Oxford University who just started a $13 million dollar program to find new medical therapies using THC. Oxford […]

  • CSU-Pueblo Opens Institute of Cannabis Research

    The legalization of cannabis in Colorado has had unanticipated benefits for more than just those who enjoy consuming. Less than a year ago, Colorado State University-Pueblo founded the Institute of Cannabis Research (ICR), the nation’s first academic cannabis research center that has a focus beyond medicinal purposes. The Institute is doing groundbreaking work that could […]

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