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New Extended Hours

Durango Marijuana Dispensary new hours

Starting September 1, 2016, The Greenery in Durango, Colorado will be open for an extra 2 hours on most days!

The Durango City Council recently voted to allow all marijuana dispensaries to stay open past the original 8:00pm cutoff time.
Colorado law currently allows marijuana dispensaries to stay open until 12:00am, but the Councilors have compromised on 10:00pm, due to safety concerns. (
Below are the new operating hours for The Greenery:
Monday:  9am – 9:50 pm
Tuesday:  9am – 7:50 pm
Wednesday:  9am – 7:50 pm
Thursday:  9am – 9:50 pm
Friday:  9am – 9:50 pm
Saturday:  10am – 9:50 pm
Sunday:  10am – 7:00 pm

The Greenery is located at 208 Parker Ave, Suite E, Durango, CO 81303

Got questions? You can reach your Best Buds at (970) 403-3710 or

Budtender Q&A : Meet Chris

Chris at Durango Greenery - Recreational Marijuana

Budtender Q&A: Meet Chris

The Greenery in Durango, Colorado has built a great relationship with our community in Southwest Colorado over the last year – all thanks to our amazing budtenders! You know they are awesome at their budtender jobs, but we thought you might want to know a little more about what else they do.
This month, we are featuring our budtender, Chris:
Job title:
Operations & Marijuana Cultivation Manager
Essentially, when I’m not budtending, I manage aspects of the cultivation process like staying compliant with state and local laws, re-ordering, inventory control and things of that nature.



Fayetteville, Arkansas
Home of the Razorbacks/Walmart<(no one’s a fan).
Where the streets overflow with microbreweries, and the valleys hold hidden treasures.



When did you move to Durango, CO & why?
February 13th of 2015.
Everyone needs a change of scenery. I was looking for a town to move to for a couple years, I almost ended up in Bend, Oregon. But right before I moved, my friend from back home who attends the Fort Lewis College asked me to move in with her. So I packed all my stuff in my car and trailer, drove for a couple days and ended up here.



What do you do for fun (hobbies)?
Hike, canoe, climb, ski, try to play an instrument – the same stuff everyone else does in this town. However, I dabble in stained glass quite a bit and I can juggle fairly well.



What is your favorite part of Durango?
Well, it’s not in Durango, but it’s close to my house…kind of. Out the Vallecito Lake trail, maybe a mile back, you can turn off the trail and find a beautiful overlook that has a mountain behind you and the lake in front. It’s pretty sweet!



What are your favorite cannabis strains?
Durban Poison is one of my favorites lately it’s just tasty and stimulating. But, Snow Dog is a strain we had that I can’t get enough of. It’s a solid hybrid strain that has dense buds and a sweet, fruity smell. Great strain all around!



What is the best part of your dispensary job?
Well, my coworkers first. I think this is the first job I’ve had that hasn’t had any crazy drama going on at work and it’s pretty great. We all get along really well!
The other thing about this job is that there’s always an exciting new challenge around the corner.



Anything else you’d like to share about yourself?
Fun fact: When I still lived in Fayetteville, my friend Shannon started a GOGO dancing troupe. We had a group of about 10 girls and guys that would make costumes, dress up and go dancing on weekends. So I did that for a couple summers. It was great fun!
Also, I’ve lost a couple fingers on my right hand, but if you ask me how, I generally just make up a story.

A Big Grin for Legal Marijuana in Colorado

Marijuana in Durango Colorado
March 25, 2016

If you listened hard enough, you could hear the collective sigh of relief throughout Colorado’s legal marijuana industry when the Supreme Court’s decision to deny hearing the Oklahoma/Nebraska v. Colorado lawsuit hit the news.

Flashback to December 2014 –
Oklahoma and Nebraska filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Supreme Court against Colorado. In their original complaint, the two states argued that marijuana purchased in Colorado flows into neighboring states, such as Nebraska and Oklahoma, undermining those states’ own marijuana bans, draining their treasuries, and placing stress on their criminal justice systems.
Oklahoma and Nebraska requested the Court to determine that Amendment 64 of the Colorado Constitution be preempted by federal law, thus making Amendment 64 unconstitutional and unenforceable. In other words, the states wanted to make the recreational use of marijuana illegal in Colorado again.

But the problem is, it’s not just Colorado who legalized recreational use of marijuana – so hearing this case may have just been the beginning.

Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and the District of Columbia have all legalized marijuana for recreational purposes. Also, 23 states and the District of Columbia have legalized some form of access to medical marijuana.
In addition to states trending more toward the legalizing of marijuana, in August 2013, the Department of Justice stated it would not interfere in states that choose to regulate marijuana.
Flashforward to February 2016 –
As the Supreme Court was about to discuss this important case, Justice Scalia unexpectly passed away, throwing everyone into speculation on the new timeframe of the decision.
But after a brief delay, the 6-2 decision to deny the states’ request to hear the case was announced the week of March 21, 2016. Which brings us to our collective  *sigh*.
Colorado’s legal recreational marijuana dispensaries have a lot of challenges ahead, but with the string of losses in court for those challenging these laws, the future is looking brighter!


Budtender Q&A : Meet Melissa

Melissa, Budtender at The Greenery

Budtender Q&A: Meet Melissa

The Greenery built a great relationship with our community over the last (almost) year – all thanks to our amazing budtenders. You know they are awesome at their jobs, but we thought you might want to know a little more. This month, we are featuring one of our first budtenders, Melissa:
Job title:
Vendor & Community Relations Manager


Photo source:


Denver metro area – Arvada



When did you move to Durango & why?
I moved here in the Fall of 2004 to attend Fort Lewis College. After graduating in 2008 and doing the Durango-Tango, I found a job that allowed me to afford to live in Durango.



What do you do for fun (hobbies)?
The usual things Durangatangs do in their spare time:
Snowboarding, hiking, camping, SUP boarding, wakeboarding (when I can find friends with a boat), gardening, cooking, and finding excuses to dress up in costumes.


What is your favorite part of Durango?
My favorite part of Durango (physically) is the Lion’s Den looking over town with snow-capped peaks in the distance. Otherwise, I love the community and the laid-back lifestyle Durango has to offer.



What are your favorite cannabis strains?
I’m more of an Indica/Hybrid girl. Lately I have been enjoying Space Cream, Cheese and Grape Ape is always a good go-to.



What other ways you like to consume marijuana?
I like to eat an edible or two when I get off work.
I love the lollipops we carry, and lately have been putting infused sugar cubes into my tea or coffee.


What is the best part of your job?
There are two aspects that make my job so pleasant:
1) We have a little family here at The Greenery, so I get to work with friends and people I enjoy.
2) The majority of our customers are always in a good mood and if they’re not, we’re here to make their day better.



Anything else you’d like to share about yourself?
Um, random fact: To make extra money in college I did nude modeling for a sculpture class at Fort Lewis Art Department.


Vote for The Greenery for “Best of the Rockies 2016”!

Best of the Rockies

Help The Greenery win 2016’s “Best Dispensary of the Rockies”!

Elevation Outdoors Magazine is on a mission to find out the best dispensary in the Rockies and The Greenery has been nominated!
We are competing against four other dispensaries in other areas of Colorado, so let’s get a win big for Durango!
You can vote daily until February 3 – Every vote helps!
Vote here >>


A New Year Means New Rules for Colorado Marijuana Sales Limits

With an amazingly successful 2015, Colorado remains a leader in the recreational marijuana industry. And with that success and leadership comes “tweaking” a few regulations, of course.

In 2016, watch out for some big “tweaks” affecting edible retail marijuana products in Colorado. Changes were supposed to take effect on January 1, 2016, but due to Bulletin 15-12, changes will not take effect until later in the year. Here’s what you need to know:

As of October 1, 2016, limits on the amount of edibles and concentrates that you can buy in a single sales transaction will be redefined.

Don’t worry, the current limits on flower (bud) purchases will remain unchanged. But the current sales limits on edibles and concentrates will change drastically in 2016, as you can see in the tables below:
(per single sales transaction)
Colorado Residents
28g (1 ounce)
Non-Colorado Residents
7g (1/4 ounce)


(per single sales transaction)
(As of October 1, 2016)
Colorado Residents
Non-Colorado Residents


(per single sales transaction)
(As of October 1, 2016)
Colorado Residents
28,000mg THC
(2800 single servings*)
800mg THC
(80 single servings*)
Non-Colorado Residents
7,000mg THC
(700 single servings*)
200mg THC
(20 single servings*)
* The Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division defines a “single serving edible” as a marijuana product unit for sale to consumers containing no more than 10mg of active THC.
IMPORTANT NOTE: These changes only impact retail sales, not possession.
Before these new regulations take effect, customers can mix and match (flower, edibles, concentrate), as long as the total equals 7 grams or less for a non-resident or 28 grams or less for a Colorado resident. Well, as of October 1, 2016, it won’t be so simple. Basically, the new calculation will be this:
  • 1oz of Retail Marijuana Flower = 8g of Retail Marijuana Concentrate
  • 1oz of Retail Marijuana Flower = 800mg of Retail Marijuana Edible Products
  • ¼ oz of Retail Marijuana Flower = 2g of Retail Marijuana Concentrate
  • ¼ oz of Retail Marijuana Flower = 200mg of Retail Marijuana Edible Products
Example: As of October 1, 2016, if a non-Colorado resident customer wants to buy one 100mg chocolate bar, they will only be able to purchase 1 gram of concentrate OR 3.5 grams of flower in the same transaction.
While the marijuana industry is very progressive in the state of Colorado, selling combinations of marijuana products under these new regulations might be a little tricky at first for both the customers and the budtenders – so make sure to be patient!
Even more major changes are coming for the edibles market later in 2016, so we will do our best to keep you up to date as new regulations take effect. In the meantime, Happy New Year!

The full regulations can be found on page 64-65 of the PDF in this link:
The 2016 deadline extension bulletin can be found at