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The Grand Junction Greenery is open!

The Grand Junction Greenery is open! Or rather, I should say that The Grand Junction Greenery is finally open. Did you know that we’ve been here for over two years? We have. We’ve had keys to that building on 762 Horizon Drive in our pockets pretty much since the day all you lovely GJ locals voted to legalize adult sales, and even though it took forever to get here, it’s time to celebrate: there’s now a “Grand Junction dispensary near me,” according to google.

But first, we should introduce ourselves. So, hello! We’re The Grand Junction Greenery, and we’re the newest dispensary in The Greenery family. Our first dispensary was born in Durango way back in the day; we were one of the first recreational-only dispensary in the southwest of Colorado. We’re no strangers to the Western Slope because we’ve been here for a decade. We have a cultivation license, a consulting company, and we also operate The Hash Factory, which is the only company in Colorado producing traditional concentrates such as Moroccan and Lebanese Hashish. It’s nice to meet you!

Our claim to fame is all the superlatives: we really do have the best pricing; the best customer service; the best selection of cannabis products; the best location at 762 Horizon Drive; the best and most welcoming dispensary sales floor; the best and highest-quality products; that’s us in a nutshell. 

But still, we can’t wait to meet all of you in person. Grand Junction is an impressive city that’s experiencing all sorts of growth, and we’re proud to be a part of it—we’re honored to grow right along with you, and that started yesterday when we unlocked the doors for our soft opening. And it’ll continue this Friday, November 17th for our Grand Opening!

We’re celebrating the day with more specials than you can shake a joint at, but the best one is that since it’s our birthday, the first 100 people who walk in the door will get a 100mg Birthday Cake Bar from Incredibles for ten cents. Fun, right? There’s more: if you spend $60 after tax, we’re get you a 1g joint for a buck, but if you get up to $100, you’ll also get 2g of kief for another buck. The rest of the list is ridiculously long, so check out the poster. Given the high pricing Grand Junction has been dealing with for years (and the long drive), you probably wouldn’t believe the promotions if I talked about them anyway.

However, you do need to know that local Grand Junction residents will save 10% off every order, every day. Offers like that aren’t just for grand openings, and neither is our permanent 15% discount for vets. Things like this matter. And the fun part is that if all you locals come to visit, you’ll meet other locals, because that’s who we’ve hired to run our operations; it feels good bringing permanent jobs to a town like Grand Junction.

So, we’ll see you soon! We’ll be right here at 762 Horizon Drive, and if you’ve got questions, give us a call at (970) 424-5888, or shoot us an email via It’s our promise to you to provide the best of literally everything; please come see us so we can prove that We’re Your Best Buds!

What is HCC?

Well, it’s gross, and in 10 years, nobody will remember it. But I should give some context:

Thanks to this year’s midterm elections, there are now 21 states with legal adult-use marijuana. That’s a glorious thing considering Colorado was the one and only legal state not too long ago, but it also means that 39 states are still stuck in the dark ages. And when you’re in a dark place, you try to find light by whatever means necessary, and that brings us back to HHC, or “hexahydrocannabinol,” which is so new that spellcheck doesn’t even think it’s a word.

This is the way it is: where something is illegal, people will try to find a loophole. In those 39 dark-age states, people want to get high just like they do in the 21 states that’ve woken up and legalized weed. And thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill that legalized hemp on a federal level, hemp is legal everywhere in the US except Kansas and Washington D.C. (both of which have always been lost causes anyway). So, smart people in all the states that allow hemp but ban marijuana have found a few scientific loopholes vis-à-vis getting high off hemp.

These smarties have used a panoply of chemicals and scientific gadgets to make hemp-derived cannabinoids like THC-O and Delta 8 THC, as well as Delta 0 and 10, and they’re all nothing more than ersatz forms of pot that kind of get you high. That, and there haven’t been any long-term studies as to what these barely-natural substances do to humans, and sometimes, the lab equipment explodes, which never happens when you’re growing actual plants. The makers of these substances always bill them as the next legal “it” thing that’s hot on the market, but snake oil has always been snake oil. And as soon as one of these hemp-derived substances gets popular, local regulators round up the possie and pass new laws, forcing the smarties back to the drawing board.

That’s exactly what happened with HHC. Delta 8 was the big thing last year because if you vaped or ate ridiculous amounts of it, it gave you a buzz similar to that of real weed, and it was mostly legal in the US. But then the buzzkills found out and went after it, which forced the smarties to come up with something new, which lead to HHC (but it’s important to note that this stuff was first made in 1944 by Roger Adams). And you can see the next iteration on the horizon: since HHC is getting popular, regulators are starting to notice, and the smarties have already come up with a backup plan by formulating HHC-O, which is the acetate version and not yet on the market. It’ll be talked about excitedly for a bit, but then it’ll fade away just like all the fringe cannabinoids that came before (and it might be the worst one yet given all the hubbub that happened the last time an acetate made it into vape news).

But I digress, and I should get back to where we are now. Basically, HHC is made by taking CBD extracted from hemp (for a refresher on the difference between hemp and marijuana, click HERE) and distilling/isolating it into powder form via ethanol or a hydrocarbon. Then they pump in a ton of hydrogen (this is usually where the explosions occur) which makes a crude oil containing HHC, which is then distilled once more to isolate the HHC. See why I opened by saying this stuff is gross? For real weed, all you need to do is throw a seed in the dirt and then smoke the green stuff that grows, but again, I’m saying this from the comfort of a legal state, so I understand the motivation behind HHC.

This motivation is spurred by many things. Most obviously, HHC is a legal substance that can make you feel good. But besides that, since it isn’t a form of THC at all, it’s legal in the places where Delta 8 is not, and more importantly to most users, it’s purportedly undetectable by most modern drug tests (this is most likely false), which are required to a much higher extent in illegal states than they are in places like Colorado.  

Get it? Things like Delta 8 and HHC aren’t popular because they’re good, they’re popular because they’re the next best thing to bona fide cannabis. This is something that’s easy to prove because as soon as a state legalizes recreational marijuana, all the fake stuff starts to disappear. I have a bevy of buddies in New Mexico who preached the purported benefits of hemp-derived cannabinoids a few years ago as they built businesses around it, but now that weed is legal down there, they’ve all moved on to the real stuff. They’ve plowed under their hemp crops and changed business models and focused on something natural and actually beneficial: genuine cannabis.

This is exactly why nobody will remember HHC in 10 years. Legal weed is spilling across the nation and large cannabis corporations are starting to form; they’re getting rich and influential just like other groups. So, pretty soon, I’d imagine that weed will be sold legally across the nation and the chemically synthesized cannabinoids I’ve been talking about will only exist in foreign countries still clinging to pot prohibition because there are smarties in those places, too.

Think about it this way… before reading this blog, had you ever heard of HHC? No? Well, that might be because you live and shop in Colorado given that you’re visiting a website associated with a standalone dispensary in itty-bitty Durango. You’ve never needed fake pot, so you’ve never heard of it. With a click of your mouse HERE, you can literally order for pickup at our dispensary actual marijuana and vapes and edibles, so why would you need something made in a lab with hydrogen to feel better? You don’t. You’ve got the real thing right down the street, and it’ll stay that way. We at The Greenery will keep doing our part by educating you about fake pot while we provide the best real pot in Durango, because We’re Your Best Buds!

The Best Gummies in Durango

Gummies are king when it comes to cannabis. It’s a difficult thing to admit given that I’m such a purist who’s always loved flower over everything else, but the market has spoken. Here in the US, gummy sales topped one billion bucks in 2021, and 7 out of every 10 edibles that y’all bought was a gummy.

But I guess that makes sense. Messy chocolates melt even though they’re delicious and fun to cook with, and baked goods crumble even though they’re my favorite because they’re the only edible that uses cannabutter. Joints stink even though they’re the best, and vape batteries die even though they’re the most convenient. The gummy, on the other hand, is a delightful delivery mechanism that tastes delicious and packs a punch, it’s transportable, shelf stable, and reliable, so why not? And I’d imagine that’s also why you’ll find more innovation going into gummies than any other product. Vapes stay relatively the same from year to year (“micro-diamonds” being the exception for 2022), and weed is always just weed.

But three new things per the wild world of gummies hit our shelves within the last month, and I’d be failing you in my role as ganja guru if I didn’t tell you about them. So, here you go:

Liquid Gummies from Dialed In:

No, this isn’t just a clever marketing ploy to rebrand a tincture. It’s a simple syrup infused with first-press live rosin, and it’s a gamechanger. The newest craze in cannabis is the “THC Mocktail,” and to make one, all you need to do is find your favorite mocktail recipe, and then use these Liquid Gummies in place of the simple syrup: boom, you’re high and high-class.

This product is strain-specific, meaning it’s made from single-cultivar flower. And it’s important to remember that “live rosin” is completely solventless—it’s made only with heat, pressure, water, and weed—so it’s full-spectrum; the high you get with from this stuff is true to the plant.

Wana SPECTRUM Live Rosin Gummies:

That whole “true to the plant” thing makes for a perfect segue per this next new gummy debut. When something is “full-spectrum,” it means that it contains all the cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes found in the flower from which it came.

Most gummies can’t make this claim because they’re infused with distillate, which contains only a few cannabinoids, so the high you get is usually potent, albeit uncomplex. When you get all the goodies from the ganja in a full-spectrum gummy, the high is closer to what you’d expect from smoking full flower; it’s called a “smoker’s high.”

Hold that thought for a second.

As you know, there are two different types of edibles: the traditional, lipid-soluble kind that takes a while to kick-in and but lasts a long time, and the newer, water-soluble sort that gets you high quickly but wears off much sooner. For a deeper explanation, read THIS blog from four years ago.

Okay… pick that thought back up. Because until recently, you had to make a choice: you could either buy a solventless, full-spectrum gummy like the lovely ones from Dialed In, or you could buy a fast-acting gummy from a different brand.

These new Spectrum gummies give you both: all the compounds extracted from the cannabis via a solventless press, terpenes included, are nonencapsulated, not just the cannabinoids, so all of it hits you quickly like an entourage-effect slap to the face. This full spectrum high comes complete, and it comes quick, and it doesn’t last as long compared to other edibles, so it really does feel like you smoked a joint only a few minutes after eating these things. I was skeptical at first, but these gummies made me a believer.

Taste Budz Gummies:

Yeah. These things have been around forever—in fact, I’d call them a cult classic. So why am I including them as the third “new and innovative” gummy in this lineup? Well, it’s because the good folk over at Taste Budz pivoted. They took everything we’ve been telling them since their founding in 2017 and recrafted their product. The only thing that stayed the same is the Superman-symbol shape of their gummies.

First, they negated the “my Taste Budz turn into a melted puddle when I leave them in the car for only a second” problem by reformulating their recipe. Then they made the internal bag compostable and switched to a sustainable tin as opposed to a plastic container to please the hippies. Then they did away with artificial flavors and colorings, and then finally, they switched to solventless live rosin instead of hydrocarbon-extracted distillate. Boom: it’s a brand-new gummy that’s nothing like its predecessor, and you need to retry these things immediately because they’re rad.


Lastly, as a word to the wise, yes, we grownups love gummies, but guess what? So do our kids. Cannabis gummies are nothing more than delicious confections that get you high, and they always come in brightly colored packaging because these brands are trying to stand out on our shelves, just like all the products you see at the supermarket. So, keep your cannabis gummies locked up and out of sight.

I’m sure there will be more to add in the coming months because the flow of new products hitting the market is just as liquid as the new gummies from Dialed In. So, if you’re one of the gummy-lovers who contributed to that billion-dollar haul last year, keep your eye on our gummy menu HERE for new additions. Because when it comes to the best marijuana gummies in Colorado, We’re Your Best Buds!

What’s new at The Greenery?

You already know that The Greenery has the cheapest weed in Durango. We’re selling full ounces of bud for $59, half-ounces for $39, and eighths for $8; all these prices are after tax. And for the record, the only thing “cheap” about this weed is the price—this is still high-quality flower, and we’ve discounted it simply because times are tough for everyone. You’re already dealing with inflation and ludicrous gas prices, so we figured cheap weed would help during these nutty times.

And we’re taking things a step further because today, we just introduced the cheapest edible in Durango and the cheapest dab in Durango… here’s the rundown:

Cheapest Edible in Durango:

We’re excited to add Dablets to our shelves, and these 100mg THC edible packs are $9 after tax (but if you’re a regular, you know that all edibles are 15% off on Tuesday, which makes these bad boys $7.65 on Tuesdays). Isn’t that crazy? We’ve been around since day one of the legal cannabis movement here in Colorado, so it’s easy to remember when you couldn’t find a 100mg edible for less than $25 anywhere, so this is insane. This edible is available in Indica and Sativa.

And the reason this edible is so affordable has nothing to do with quality. Dablets are little pills that you swallow (10mg THC each), so there’s not much cost associated with the food portion of this edible, and since they’re so small (each pack is the size of a joint tube), the packaging costs were minimal as well. So, the good people over at Craft dropped the price of their Dablets considerably, and we’re passing along that savings.

Cheapest Dab in Durango:

We’re equally excited to introduce The Fifteen Dollar Dab, which today, is a full gram of shatter from Kayak. These grams won’t always be shatter because variety matters, so stay tuned for updates. And again, if you’re a regular, you know that all concentrates are 15% off on Wednesdays, which means you’ll be able to scoop a full-gram dab at The Greenery every Wednesday for $12.75 after tax, which is equally as insane as the edible deal. Seven years ago, when we first opened, we sold shatter for $65 per gram and it flew off the shelves. Now, seven years later, we’re proud to say that we’ve been able to drop that price by over 75%, which is awesome.

But hopefully, you also already know that The Greenery bests all the other shops in town on the other side of the spectrum as well. We have the best weed in Durango; we have the highest-quality edibles; we have true connoisseur dabs. And we’ve expanded these offerings as well for all you top-shelf shoppers, so here’s what’s new:

Malek’s Hand Rolls:

The superlative “best” is thrown around liberally in the cannabis industry, but these hand-rolls really are the best joints out there. Westword Magazine named these joints “Best in Denver” for 2022, and Westword knows what they’re talking about because they gave our Moroccan hash the same honor.

Each joint is filled with 1.75 of the best pot imaginable (it’s always ground bud and never shake/trim), and each one is literally rolled by hand, but don’t worry, they use a sponge to wet the glue, so there’s no stranger saliva on these things. And what’ve even cooler is that they use a spiral noodle (yes, and actual noodle) for the tip, and the noodle is gluten-free just in case. Crazy, right? Then they skewer each joint with a toothpick right down the center for better air flow, and they’re rolled with pink Blazy Susan papers, so there’s no such thing as a better joint. These hand-rolls are $18 after tax.

Alchemy Crystals from First Matter

Simply put, these Alchemy Crystals represent the pinnacle of dabs. The team over at First Matter takes potent Live Resin and renders it down to purify it further, and then they allow it to recrystallize into the purest, most potent form of marijuana on the market. These full-gram dabs look like transparent quartz crystals, and they test close to 99% pure THCa, which takes a true scientist to achieve. These diamonds are $72 out-the-door, and they deliver a clean, bright, mind-altering high like no other.

Higgs Joint Packs

Higgs didn’t used to be anything to write home about, but now, they’ve partnered with PMPCO, which is one of Colorado’s best cannabis cultivations. In fact, we sell eighths of loose flower from PMPCO for $49 after tax, but there’s an eighth worth of the same flower already rolled into joints in these packs that we sell for $43, so they’re a savvy choice.

There are six joints in each pack that are a little over a half-gram each, which makes for a 3.5g package total, and the pack itself looks a lot like a cigarette pack, so it fits perfectly in your pocket. That, and each pack comes with a branded book of matches, which is a nice touch.


Of course, we aren’t stopping there. Our purchasing team here at The Greenery scours the market on a weekly basis looking for the newest and greatest, so there’s plenty more coming down the pipe (pun intended). Here’s a little sneak peek as to what’s coming soon:

Blunts in Durango:

Sometime early in July, we’ll have the Honest Blunt Packs on our shelves, and this is huge. Each pack is nitrogen-flushed, so the weed stays harvest-fresh forever, and each pack contains 6 blunts that are 0.7g each for a 4.2g package total. These blunts are rolled with organic hemp as opposed to tobacco, so you get CBDa instead of nicotine, and they’re rolled with a 100-years-old cigar rolling machine from Cuba, which is just cool. The ridged case fits perfectly in your pocket and it protects the blunts, so all the boxes are checked with this coming-soon product.

And that’s that, my friends! Keep checking back in for awesome updates such as this one, and remember, We’re Your Best Buds!

Eight Dollar Eighths

Have you ever gotten one of those holiday tins of candied popcorn? The last one I had was a crazy hodgepodge of cheese and chocolate and caramel corn all mixed together, and when I finally got to the bottom of it, all that was left was a witch’s brew of small cheesy and chocolate chunks mixed with bits of caramel. It was delightful.

Yeah, this is an odd way to start a blog about pot, but I promise there’s a parallel. We order our flower in bulk, obviously, and it comes in huge bags. After we sell most of it, what’s left in the bottom of the bag is all the good stuff—tons of kief, little orange hairs. and pieces of “popcorn” bud that are all flower and no stem. Frankly, the leftovers are almost better than the big buds from which they come, but it doesn’t have the same “bag appeal,” which means it doesn’t look as good as full-fledged flower to most people.

But budtenders aren’t most people. We know that the shake in a dispensary is different from what most people call “shake.” It’s all the good stuff, just like the tasty remnants in the bottom of a holiday popcorn tin, and we love it. It’s just as potent and pure as the big buds that made it; it’s perfect for rolling joints because you don’t need to grind it; most importantly, this stuff is ridiculously affordable.

Up until now, when we got to the bottom of the bag, we’d sell a little of it as a “shake special,” but then we’d buyout the rest for ourselves. After all, working in a pot shop has its perks. But we’ve decided to share. So, from now on, we’re going to weigh out this shake into eighths, and we’re selling it for $8 after tax. Yes, you read that correctly, you’ll be able to stop by The Greenery on any day of the week and leave with a full 3.5 grams of the good stuff for eight bucks.

It’s kinda crazy, if I’m being honest, because I’ve been in this game long enough to remember when you couldn’t find an eighth of any sort for under $40, but times are changing. Weed is getting cheaper for us, which means it’ll get cheaper for you because we’re all on the same team. Five years ago, the most affordable ounce we offered was $349, but now we sell pre-packed ounces every day for $59 after tax. Seriously, that’s an 83% cut. A couple weeks ago, we debuted our $39 pre-packed half-ounces, which was also unheard-of back in the day. And in another week or two, we’ll start selling a 100mg edible for $9 after tax, which is mindboggling considering how everything started.

Lastly, yes, prices are dropping everywhere, but it’d be amiss to not tell you that ours are by far the most affordable in Durango. The cheapest ounce sold by any of our competitors is $80.40 after tax, and we beat that by over twenty bucks. The same goes for half-ounces and eights and concentrates and edibles. Simply put, we’re doing everything we can to give you the best possible prices on everything, including these new $8 eighths, because We’re Your Best Buds!

420 Deals in Durango

Our 4/20 sale is going to be the best one ever, just like this is the shorted blog we’ve ever posted. And two of the best 420 specials we’re running aren’t even on the poster, so get here early. We’re Your Best Buds!

Most Affordable Highest Testing Marijuana in Durango

I know… that title was a mouth full. Sorry about that. But really, it sums up perfectly that which I’m trying to get across: The Greenery sells the best, most affordable, highest-testing flower in Durango. For real, starting right now, you can get an eighth of 30%+ THC cannabis for $34 after tax every Monday in our shop, which isn’t something I would’ve believed a year ago. Honestly, even the words “cheapest high testing marijuana” sound like they belong in an oxymoron as opposed to a blog, and yet if you look at our flower menu HERE, you’ll see that every word rings true.

Surprise! If you just clicked that link, you also figured out that we just lowered all our flower prices down to a place they’ve never been in the seven-year history of our company. But, why now? How is this even possible? No, it’s not because we’re getting high on our own supply, like Biggie always warned against, but rather, we’re all simply reaping the rewards gifted to us by supply and demand. I know this is a marijuana blog, so I’m not going to bore you with economics, but it’s important to know that Colorado is simply awash in low-priced, high-testing bud at the moment.

It’s an odd phenomenon, but for some reason, everyone who jumps into this industry of ours wants to be a grower. I guess the romanticized alure of growing weed is too much for most fledgling entrepreneurs to ignore, so cultivations keep popping up everywhere. Seriously, just to give you an idea, there are around 750 licensed cannabis cultivations in the state even though we have only 650 dispensaries or so, meaning that supply is outpacing demand. So, just like it is with every other commodity in the world, when there’s a glut, the competition cuts prices, and then you, my friend, get to bask in the savings. That’s why we just cut all our flower prices, some of which were reduced by nearly 20%.

What about the potency? Why does the Greenery now sell tons of flower that’s over 30% THC when most of it was 20%+ last week? Well, two reasons. One, we just had a bumper crop in The Greenery Grow thanks to some new nutrients, and our Super Lemon Haze in particular turned out splendidly. It’s testing over 30% THC and it smells like a bucket full of overripe lemons. Our Wedding Cake broke 28% even though it’s usually a low-testing indica, and our Super White came out much more “super” than usual. Good times all around. And the second reason our pot is more potent is that we made some new friends!

We’ve made a concerted effort lately to meet other cultivators around the state, especially those living and working in Boulder. Think about it this way: if you want to call yourself a real Country/Western singer, you absolutely must perform in Nashville—if you want to call yourself a real cannabis cultivator, you must grow in Boulder to see how you stack up against the best. So, that’s where we went. Just like the commercial says, we’re bringing big-city bud to this beautiful mountain town, and we’re going to keep it up. We’ve got some White Hot Guava on the way that’s pushing 34% THC, and it’ll be followed by nothing but fire, so if you’re a true cannabis connoisseur, you need to get in here ASAP.

Granted, the tetrahydrocannabinol percentage in pot doesn’t matter nearly as much as most people think (please excuse me while I climb up on my soapbox). Please remember that the higher the THC climbs, the further everything else falls, including terpenes and minor cannabinoids. Terpenes are what gives smoke flavor, and they determine the complexity of your high, so the potent stuff doesn’t always taste as delightful as the cannabis on our shelves with lower THC. A good way to think about it would be to compare grain alcohol (like Ever Clear) to whiskey: the grain alcohol is much more potent at around 80% alcohol, but there’s no complexity to the taste, as where whiskey is half as potent at 40% alcohol, and it can taste wonderful. So, they’ll both get you drunk, but you’ll enjoy the whiskey as where the grain alcohol is better suited for cleaning bongs.

That, and THC content has very little to do with quality. In fact, there will be plenty of times when you’ll notice that we’re charging less for strains that test higher than those on our top shelf. We do this because quality—determined by things like terpene content, bud structure, and grow ingredients—is more important than potency, and the two aren’t even remotely mutually exclusive. This is important stuff, but it’s time to climb down and stop preaching…

So, come see us ASAP! We have more affordable weed on our menu that tests higher than before, which means you can have your Ethos Wedding Cake and smoke it, too. All of us here at The Greenery will keep doing our best to bring you new, potent strains with Boulder quality and more affordability, because after all, We’re Your Best Buds!

The Best Marijuana in Durango

It’s right here at The Greenery. And hopefully, you already knew that; I’ve been telling you for years that we grow the best cannabis this side of the continental divide. However, let’s be honest: The Greenery Grow is awesome, but it’s not the biggest operation in the world because we’ve always taken the “quality over quantity” route. Our mom tent is big enough for thirty plants or so, meaning we have around thirty different strains in our genetics library that we can rotate through our flowering rooms. We grow some heavy hitters like Sour Diesel, Super Lemon Haze, and Runtz, but still, variety is the spice of life, and there’s no way our customers would stay happy if they had to smoke the same 30 varietals for the rest of their lives, so we also bring in some of the best cannabis from across Colorado to supplement what comes out of our cultivation. This morning, as I was sitting at my desk in a stupor wondering what I’d write about this week, I realized that I’ve never told you anything about the cultivations that produce some of the flower we bring into Durango specifically for variety’s sake, so, that’s exactly what I’m going to do. Here you go:

Boulder Built is probably my favorite at the moment because to say that their genetics are “rare and exotic” would be an understatement. This is the team that brought you strains like Mr. Nasty and Flavor Crystals (pictured above), the former of which is a cross between GMO and Grease Monkey; the latter is created by crossing Grape Pie with Legend Orange Apricot. Boulder Built puts time and science into their craft, and the buds that come out of their cultivation are comically awesome—they’re huge and dense and covered with crystals that coat your hands when you play with your pot.

Silver Lake is another good one, and they’re shipping us four pounds of flower (all of which tests over 30% THC) as I type this. This place takes things up a step given that they cure all their cannabis in glass, which protects the flavor, but more importantly, they bring the variety. These guys grow about a billion different cultivars, so we’ll always bring in their newest and best to keep fresh our flower offerings. And not for nothing, 30% THC is impressive. This number quite literally means that a solid 30% of the flower’s weight is from pure THC, so please start low and go slow with this stuff. It packs a punch.

Next comes In The Flo, which is a company that has long supplied us with fire. I’d argue that this grow is the best wholesale-only cultivation in the state, and they focus on many of the classics (like Lemon Skunk) while peppering in exotics (like Don Shula). And if you’re paying attention and know your Colorado cannabis companies, you’ll notice that most of the brands I’m talking about are rooted in Boulder, which is no mistake. If you call yourself a true country/western singer, you’ve preformed in Nashville—if you call yourself a true cannabis breeder/grower, you’ve grown in Boulder. That’s just how it works, but the reason behind it lies with the OG Boulder growers who put Colorado on the map, one of which is In The Flo.

Lastly, per regular flower, anyway, comes Hummingbird Brand. We haven’t ordered from these guys yet (we will shortly), but it’s exciting to add Hummingbird to our lineup. They too are from Boulder, and they’re associated with The Farm family of dispensaries, which is woman-owned and simply awesome. These guys care about sustainability and organic practices, and they do everything right. Their bud is fluffy and bright and packed full of terpenes because they care more about flavor than potency, so it’s a win/win for everyone because we’ll charge a little less for this stuff than we will the potent, high-dollar stuff. Specifically, I’m excited about Skinny Pineapple (one of the strains Hummingbird bred) because the terp profile is insane: the flower smells like a bowl of fruit salad, the smoke tastes like a pineapple tart, and the high is downright tropical.

Now, the reason I used “regular flower” as a condition at the beginning of the previous paragraph is that it’d be amiss to not discuss the Sun Rocks we started selling recently from Dadirri. A “Sun Rock” is a bud of cannabis that’s been coated in distillate and then covered in Bubble Hash, which is why this uber-potent smokable doesn’t count as “regular flower” even though you smoke it as such. This stuff is dank and deep per the flavor, and the potent high breaks down the barriers those of us with high tolerances have standing between us and a good time, so I cannot tell you how much I love this stuff. And really, this just goes to show that we really are doing all we can to bring in the best cannabis products, because Dadirri is a solventless concentrate manufacturer, just like our own Hash Factory, but we added them to the mix because their Sun Rocks are second to none, which is what you deserve.

And that’s that! Please keep checking back in to learn all there is to know about recreational cannabis, and please keep checking our menu HERE because we’re always bringing in new flower strains. I promise that I’ll do a better job talking about all the new and exciting flower we’ll be sourcing from around Colorado, and I promise that The Greenery will stay focused on variety and quality when it comes to our weed, because We’re Your Best Buds!

New Marijuana Products in Durango

We have cannabutter! I know I usually open these blogs with an artsy introduction or whatever, but I skipped it this week because I’m inexplicably excited by butter that gets you high. I mean, isn’t it crazy? It might just be because I’m old, but it’s mind-blowing to think that you can walk into a store (that’s us) and buy a stick of butter that’s infused with cannabis. Each stick is marked into ten, 10mg squares, and one of them is perfectly sized for your morning toast or an evening dinner roll. This stuff is ideal for baking; it’s one of the most versatile edibles we sell; it comes in a child-resistant package that fits perfectly in the butter compartment in your fridge.

And if you remember my blog about how lipid-soluble edibles work (if not, read it HERE), you know that it’s important to consume fats alongside your edibles for efficacy, so cannabutter is perfect because the cannabis and fats are already living together in the butter. This is the original, old-school cannabis edible, and it’s definitely a staff favorite, so next time you’re shopping for an edible, try thinking outside the gummy and chose a box of butter.

But if “old-school” isn’t your thing and you want to try the newest “it” edible on our shelves, look no further than our Nitro Coffee. You read that correctly. We’re now selling single-serving, 10mg THC cans of nitrogen-infused coffee for that foamy goodness and smooth mouthfeel. This coffee is non-GMO, gluten-free, and vegan, so it’s perfect for the new-age nitro coffee type (just make sure to read the directions because opening a child-resistant, pressurized can of coffee is interesting).

The next two new products are also firmly in the “new-school” category: CBN and CBG vapes from O.pen. It seems like I’ve been writing quite a few blogs lately centered on minor cannabinoids (you can read about THCV HERE and CBN HERE), but all of those discussions were about edibles, not vape products, so I promise I’m not repeating myself. But before we get too far into it, I wanted to point out that here at The Greenery, we’re always the first in Durango to bring you the newest cannabis products available on the market. We were the first to start selling fast-acting edibles in Durango. We were the first to sell crystalline (THCa diamonds). We were the first to sell Live Rosin, the first to sell solventless vapes and gummies, and the first (and only) dispensary in Durango to start selling traditional, kief-based concentrates. So, guess what? We’re also the first to start selling vaporizer cartridges that contain CBG and CBN alongside the THC, and we’ll have them available as soon as February first.

So, what is “CBN” or “CBG”? Well, the former is “cannabinol,” and it purportedly makes you tired, so it may act like a sleep aid. But please remember, I’m not a doctor, so I am in no way qualified to give you medical advice, and I’m not a scientist, so I haven’t studied these cannabinoids enough to tell you definitively what they can or cannot do for you. It’s important to consult your primary care physician if you’d like to try this or that cannabinoid for this or that medical ailment, and it’s equally important to know that sufficient studies on these cannabinoids have not been completed given that weed is illegal federally, so nobody knows for sure what they can do. That’s why it’s important to take these newly isolated cannabinoids with a grain of salt and a skeptical mind. For example, if you’re looking for a good night’s sleep, try a CBN edible (or the vape I’ll tell you about shortly), but really pay attention to how it makes you feel. If you’re tired, maybe it worked, and maybe you should try it again. If you’re not, it didn’t, so don’t. Get it? Personal “trial and error” is the only way to see through all the murky nonsense that surrounds legal weed.

Anyway… back on track. Long story short, I’ve already told you that CBN might act like a sleep aid, but up until now, we’ve sold it only in edible form. And as you know, edibles (even the fast-acting ones) take a while to kick in. Vapes, however, are nearly instant. So, if you’re trying to fall asleep quickly, or if you wake up intermittently throughout the night and you need something to knock you back out, try this new CBN vape from O.pen. Who knows? It could be exactly what you’ve been looking for.

Now that I think about it, I’m not sure I’ve ever told you about CBG, or “cannabigerol,” even though we’re already selling an edible containing it (it’s the Pear flavor of Wyld gummy, which is just awesome/delicious). Anyway, CBG is often referred to as “the mother of all cannabinoids” because it’s the first one to show up in immature cannabis plants, and it’s the one from which most other cannabinoids eventually develop. As to what this stuff does, again, nobody is 100% sure (and if they say they are, they’re lying), but it’s reported to be the feel-good cannabinoid. Theoretically, when CBG binds to the receptors in your endocannabinoid system, it may strengthen the function of anandamide, which is a neurotransmitter associated with pleasure.

Personally, getting high makes me happy, so it’s the THC to thank, not CBG, but extra giggles are never bad. So, if you have a frown that you’d like to turn upside-down, and you’d like to try cannabis to do so, maybe this stuff is for you. We have it in the nearly-instant vaporizer option I’ve been talking about, and the tasty, pear-flavored gummy version I mentioned earlier, so it’s easy to try cannabigerol no matter your consumption preference.

However, the theme I’m really trying to get across here is that if it’s cannabis-related and it’s new, we have it, so if you like new and exciting things, come see us at 208 Parker Avenue, or order online HERE. The Greenery has long been the best recreational cannabis dispensary in Durango in that we intentionally do our best to stay on the forefront of new marijuana products even though we’re tucked away in Bodo Park here in a tiny Colorado mountain town. We always want to make sure our local community has access to the newest and greatest cannabis innovations available across the industry, because We’re Your Best Buds!

THCV in Durango

I’ll admit it: keeping up with all the new cannabinoids is getting a bit difficult. Actually, none of these cannabinoids are “new,” per se, because they’ve always existed in marijuana, which means we’ve all ingested them to some degree, but now, they’re figuring out how to produce and isolate specific cannabinoids, and that’s the “new” part to all of this. Specifically, in our last blog, I told you all about CBN (read it HERE if you missed it), and this week, I’ll be talking about THCV, or Tetrahydrocannabivarin.

And once again, I need to drop a few disclaimers: first, I’m not a doctor. The Greenery doesn’t employee any doctors. As such, we aren’t qualified to give you medical advice, and if you’d like to try THCV to treat this or that ailment, please, go talk to your doctor. Secondly, there haven’t been enough peer-reviewed studies published on THCV for me to tell you definitively what this stuff does, so I won’t be able to tell you how THCV may help you with certainty; honesty is the best policy.

That being said, there are a couple studies out there that shed light on rare cannabinoids, such as THIS 2020 paper published in The Journal of Cannabis Research. In it, the researchers claim that THCV “decreases appetite, increases satiety, and up-regulates metabolism,” but it’s important to know that this study was done on rats, not humans, so I still cannot in good conscious espouse the possibility that these same effects apply to people.

Really, if you think about it, it’s easy to see why it’s so important to make factual claims about something like THCV. Consider what it might do—suppress appetite, increase metabolism—these things are exactly what dieters are looking for, and they’ll buy just about anything if you tell them it’s a quick and easy way to lose weight. That’s not what we do at The Greenery. We tell you what we know and what we don’t, we tell you what could/may/might happen, and then we let you decide for yourself. So, that’s exactly what I’m doing.

THCV might give you a boost of energy; THCV may decrease your appetite. Who knows? My experience with this stuff is limited as well (I’ve tried it twice), so anecdotally, there’s not much I can add. The first time I tried THCV, I did so at night, which could’ve been a mistake because it was difficult to fall asleep; I suppose that checks the “energy” box. The second time was in the morning, and I’ll admit that I didn’t get hungry until after noon, but that’s par for the course when it comes to my appetite. So really, just like with all other cannabis products, the only way to know for sure is to keep an open mind and try THCV yourself.

Just don’t let the placebo effect get you. I always approach these personal experiments like a nerdy scientist: I’ll take an edible containing a new cannabinoid on an empty stomach, I’ll start an hour-long timer, and then once it dings, I try my best to take objective stock of how I’m feeling. Do I really have more energy? Is my appetite really suppressed? Am I just high? These are the questions I ask myself, and that you should ponder as well after trying the THCV edible we now have on our shelves (and yes, we’re the first in Durango to get it):

The thing I like most about the formulation in Wana’s new Fit Gummy is that each serving contains only 0.1mg THC; there’s simply no way a single serving will get you high. So, that means you won’t be intoxicated, which means you’ll be able to focus soberly on exactly how THCV affects you personally.

You can read more about Wana Fit HERE, but here are the specifics: each gummy delivers 0.1mg THC, 10mg CBD, and 0.5mg THCV, and they come in a fruit punch flavor (which is absolutely delightful). There’s no high associated with these gummies, so they’re perfect for the morning, and the gummies themselves are vegan and gluten-free. These things are made with all-natural flavors and colors, they aren’t made with high-fructose corn syrup, and even the child-resistant packaging is sustainable, so Wana thought of everything. Wana Fit gummies are $32 after tax, but remember, all our edibles are 15% off on Tuesdays, meaning they’ll be $27.20 if you want to save a bit during your test run.

As of right now, that’s all there is to know about THCV, but I’ll keep you posted with updates whenever new studies/facts become available. And until then, please keep checking back in—I’ll keep you abreast of everything new in the cannabis industry, especially when it comes to “new” and exciting cannabinoids, because We’re Your Best Buds!