Green Dragon, voted #1 recreational dispensary in Colorado, operates 11 locations throughout Colorado and offers top quality products at the best prices by growing in state-of-the-art cultivation facilities. We grow in state-of-the-art cultivation facilities. Green Dragon offers a different type of shopping experience from the traditional marijuana dispensary.
Cannabis has had a long and storied history of human consumption. The first recorded instance of humans utilizing cannabis dates all the way back to Chinese Emperor Shen Nung in 2727 B.C. From there, cannabis use spread to the Middle East, North Africa, and finally the western hemisphere by 1545. The origins of cannabis use in North America are tied to the textile uses for hemp, such as rope, clothing and paper. Ultimately, a series of law changes were made to stop the production of hemp, which in turn made the marijuana we know, illegal to use or possess.
It has been a long and arduous road to try and reform unjust cannabis policies. But in 2019, it seems that we are turning the corner towards accepting the numerous amounts of benefits this plant can provide people. Progressive lawmakers are continuing to work every day to change corrupt laws while manufacturers are continuing to innovate and create new ways to properly use cannabis. Today, there are so many options when it comes to consuming cannabis, it can be an adventure on its own to find what will work best for you!
The main form of cannabis most people think of is the actual flower that is harvested from the female cannabis plant. Usually, cannabis flower is rolled with papers and made into a joint, or it can be put into a pipe for those who desire a bit more of a straightforward experience. Beyond actually smoking flower, vaporizers are devices that can be used to heat and inhale the active cannabinoids on the flower without burning the plant matter. This form of consumption is a great way to mitigate the number of carcinogens that can enter the lungs as a result of combusting plant matter. For this reason, many health-conscious consumers lean towards the vaporization method to meet their needs.
Flower is not the only type of product that can be vaporized. In fact, the only way to consume cannabis concentrates are via vaporization. Concentrates are a highly potent form of cannabis that are extracted with various methods. That being said, there are plenty of ways to vaporize concentrates. Dab rigs are a form of glass pipe made specifically to vaporize different kinds of concentrates. Arguably the most popular way to consume concentrates is in the form of disposable cartridges and pens. Cartridges can come in many different styles and flavors. A separate battery is required to utilize these cartridges, but they are all standardized so that most any cartridge will work with a particular battery. Disposable pens require nothing extra to use as they have a built-in battery. However, these pens usually contain less product than the cartridges. Green Dragon carries high quality cartridges and pens under the Magnus brand name. We also carry grams of both wax and live resin if you prefer to dab as your method of consumption. Magnus products have been tested to ensure premium level quality without the premium price point.
Concentrates have changed the landscape of cannabis products. These days, concentrates are also used to create high quality edibles. The market for edibles has absolutely exploded in the past few years, as legalization has started to spread around the country. Chocolates, gummies, drinks and even dried fruit are being made into edibles with consistent potency. The use of distillate concentrate oils in these edibles means that they can be dosed effectively without creating a strong cannabis taste in the product. As delicious as they can be, edibles are not to be taken lightly, especially by novice users. When decarboxylated cannabis is consumed orally, it is processed by our livers and becomes something called 11-Hydroxy-THC. This metabolite is at least four times more psychoactive than the standard THC molecule that is absorbed during smoking or vaporizing. A good general rule with edibles is to start small. The full effects of edibles can take two hours to be felt so keep your ingestion time in mind when considering eating more. With so many options, it can be difficult to decide what edibles are right for you. Luckily, Green Dragon carries a collection of high-quality chocolates under the SugarHigh brand! These edibles are made with gourmet quality chocolate and are consistently dosed to ensure a comfortable experience. The chocolates come in four delectable flavors, Milk Chocolate, Chocolate Mint Crunch, Mocha Crunch, and Cookie Cream Crunch. Come by one of our 12 stores and taste the difference!
It is unclear whether or not John Denver was referring to smoking pot when he wrote “Rocky Mountain High” in 1972, but since then, the official state song has taken on new meaning, especially after Colorado became the first state in the Union to legalize marijuana in 2012.
The Green Dragon grow house was a stop on Thrillist’s latest Gatekeepers episode, “The Ultimate Local’s Guide to Denver.” Local gatekeeper Stephanie Kroll showed Thrillist host Justin Lizama a handful of Denver’s top spots, including an exclusive tour of our state-of-the-art grow house. Head on over to the Thrillist YouTube channel to watch the full episode and see for yourself exactly why why Green Dragon landed on Stephanie’s list.
DOPE Magazine’s recent profile on Green Dragon takes a dive into how the company continues to grow and offer high quality cannabis at competitive market prices. Take a look inside the place that delivers some of the most premium product in Colorado.
Green Dragon is proud to announce its newest location, just north of Denver in Thornton, CO. Thanks to a new store design concept and fantastic selection featuring the the best edible and concentrates brands, locals have been keeping the new location quite busy!
Great strides have been made in helping the public recognize the benefits of CBD oil. There is increasing demand for CBD oil across multiple generations, which is promising. However, there are some misconceptions about CBD that need to be cleared up; specifically about how CBD works with THC.
The Benefits of CBD Oil
First, it’s worth going over the reported benefits of CBD on its own. CBD has been reported to help calm the nerves; that is, people suffering from anxiety have been known to get relief from using CBD oil. Some call CBD mood-altering because of this effect, but that’s a little misleading because a mood can go either way. It’s more accurate to say that CBD helps to relieve the stress that anxiety usually produces, helping to make a person feel less nervous or worried. Another commonly reported benefit of using CBD oil is pain relief. No matter where the pain is located on the body, the CBD is reported by many to relief the discomfort. CBD is definitely helpful for all of these issues, and it’s promising that the general public is becoming more aware and is able to use CBD as a resource.
The Misconceptions About CBD Oil and THC
Unfortunately, the misconceptions about CBD oil and THC keep the public from reaping all the possible benefits. CBD is ideal for many people in the way it doesn’t give that “high” that has been vilified for so many years. But the myths about the effectiveness of CBD without THC have prevented people from seeing what’s really possible.
First, CBD oil is commonly accepted and can be used without judgment “out in the open.” The reason for this is because it’s viewed as the “good” cannabinoid that is used for medical reasons; relieving stress, minimizing pain, etc.. Despite the Farm Bill being passed, THC is billed as the “bad” cannabinoid. It’s viewed by many as being purely recreational. Consumers often want to make sure they’re getting only CBD, the “good” one, and not THC, “the one that gets you stoned.” But this is because they don’t realize that CBD oil is actually less effective without THC! The two compounds work in symbiosis to produce very healing effects on the body and mind. When you take away one – THC – you are left with essentially a shadow of the benefits.
CBD Oil is More Effective When Combined With THC
The Scripps Research Center in San Diego reports that THC is a powerful therapeutic cannabinoid. THC inhibits a particular enzyme that plays a role in forming the beta amyloid plaque that leads to Alzheimer’s disease. Even the federal government has recognized that Marinol, a single molecule of THC, works as an anti-nausea compound as well as an appetite booster. Now when you combine these benefits with CBD’s benefits, the effects are more evident. Clinical studies have shown that THC and CBD compounds work in harmony with each other in a synergistic fashion. For example, in Britain, researchers reported that CBD enables THC’s anti-inflammatory properties. While some people have gone so far as to say that CBD oil helps shrink tumors, the combination of CBD and THC is even better. At the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, scientists determined that the combination of the two compounds produced a stronger anti-tumor effect than either CBD or THC alone. In addition, studies have shown that CBD in combination with THC is more potent for neuropathy than either compound working independently.
It’s impossible to ignore the fact that CBD oil is less effective without THC. As time goes on, the more aware that people become about the potent interaction between these two compounds, the better it will be for everyone. For more information about CBD and THC, please don’t hesitate to contact us or come visit Green Dragon Cannabis Company, voted #1 recreational marijuana dispensary in Colorado, with 12 locations throughout Colorado, offering top quality products at the best prices. We grow in state-of-the-art cultivation facilities and offer a different type of shopping experience from the traditional marijuana dispensary. No high-pressure sales; just great customer service with our friendly, knowledgeable staff.