Alphabet Aerobics : THC and CBD

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Alphabet Aerobics: THC and CBD

Colorado Grow Company Deciphers What All the Letters Mean

There are two main cannabinoids in marijuana plants. First is THC , or tetrahydrocannabinol,  the psychoactive compound in cannabis that most people who partake are very familiar with. THC is what you are looking for if you are interested in the brain buzz.

CBD or cannabidiol is the lesser known partner in crime than THC, but is making waves in marijuana news. CBD’s do not have any mind bending properties just 100% therapeutic benefit. The absence of psychoactive properties make CBD ingestion perfect for children or elderly who want the health perks without any head effects. CBD’s are known to counteract anxiety, help with relaxation, are anti-inflammatory, and decrease pain and nausea.

Colorado Grow Company is your one stop shop for all things THC and CBD.  We always stock products that have perfect blends of both THC and CBD for your medicinal or recreational use. Current products include:


  • Super CBD Blueberry Chill Pills are 10mg THC with 100mg CBD per candy. According to the Growing Kitchen website, “These sweet little hard candies combine CBD’s phenomenally relaxing non-psychoactive properties with THC’s more cerebral effects. They are infused with our own farm grown cannabis high in CBD, a naturally occurring compound in cannabis renowned for its ability to relieve pain. We love it for use with pain management, inflammation, or insomnia.”
  • Black Cherry Chocolate CBD Bar have 50mg of THC and 50mg of CBD per bar. This delicious bar was named the “Best CBD Edible” by High Times in 2016.
  • Harlequin Strain is 3.19mg of THC and 7.51mg of CBD. From the strain experts at Leafly: “Harlequin is a 75/25sativa-dominant strain renowned for its reliable expression of CBD. A descendant of Colombian Gold, a Nepali indica, and Thai, and Swiss landrace strains, you can depend on Harlequin to provide clear-headed, alert sativa effects. Unlike most high-CBD strains, Harlequin almost always develops a CBD:THC ratio of 5:2, making this strain one of the most effective out there for treatment of pain and anxiety, as CBD counteracts THC’s paranoia while amplifying its painkilling properties. Flavors can range from earthy musk to sweet mango, but without a doubt, what draws crowds to Harlequin is its ability to relax without sedation, and to relieve without intoxication.”
  • Sweet CO2 Vape Cartridge This is .3ml of pure bliss with 19.7mg og THC and 53.4mg CBD. The description on their website, “100% Cannabis Oil – Sweet CO2 Cannabis Oil is locally produced here in Durango, CO. It is 100% CO2 extract, which is cleaner than any other extract method. Sweet CO2 Cannabis Oil cartridges are compatible with all other vape battery pens and come in Indica or Sativa.”

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Be sure to visit Colorado Grow Company, located in downtown Durango, Colorado, for all of your cannabis and accessory needs.


Cannabis Goes Hollywood

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Colorado Grow Company Gives You the Hot Dish on All That Glitters with Celebrities and Marijuana


The real reasons cannabis goes Hollywood. Seems like overnight, the legal weed industry has bloomed into a multi-billion dollar industry. Snoop Dogg isn’t the only Hollywood star cashing in on cannabis. Many celebrities are getting in on the green. Here is a quickie on what several celebs are up to in the marijuana industry.

Snoop Dogg – This OG has developed line of products with his own strain called Snoop Dogg OG and indica dominant blend. His signature line is called Leafs by Snoop. This chic line sells recreational and medicinal pot, and dark chocolate edibles, at dispensaries throughout Colorado and California.

Sir Richard Branson – In 2015, the Virgin mogul and British billionaire invested in Sidecar. This company is the pothead Uber. The San Francisco based company is marijuana dispensary delivery promised to your doorstep in an hour or under.

Cliff Robinson – This NBA star who was suspended twice for marijuana use while playing basketball has started marketing Uncle Spliffy, a recreational cannabis line that will be marketed as sports ganja for use by athletes.

Cannabis Goes Hollywood Durango COWoody Harrelson – He has been a proponent for marijuana for some time. Over the last year, he was one of 66 applications to try to get licensing in Hawaii for Medical marijuana but he was not selected. Under the law passed in 2015, the state could grant eight licenses.

Roseann Barr – The comedian and actress has opened a weed dispensary called Roseanne’s Joint in Santa Ana, CA. This new venture sells edibles including chocolate weed munchies crafted with macadamia nuts from Oprah’s favorite Hawaiian nut supplier and will feature her personal strain of weed, also called Roseanne’s Joint.

Bob Marley – Even though he has been dead for three decades, the family of this legend has launched Marley Natural. This line has four marijuana strains available in Colorado and California as well as a hemp seed oil body care line and smoking accessories.

Willie Nelson – Being touted as the anti-Walmart of big factory weed, his new Colorado based company is called Willies Reserve and offers the finest strains for recreational and medical use. According to his website, “WILLIE’S RESERVE™ pays tribute to a tradition of sharing, caring and toking. It’s as if the Red headed Stranger has offered an invitation aboard the Honeysuckle Rose to sample the choicest selections of his stash.”

Be sure to visit Colorado Grow Company, located in downtown Durango, Colorado, for all of your cannabis and accessory needs.

Eat Your Weed!

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Marijuana Cooking Ideas in Durango, CO

Colorado Grow Company in Durango, Colorado Cooks It Up 3 Ways So You Can Get Your Munch On At Every Meal

Canna Butter

Yield 1 lb. Canna Butter or about 48 servings 
(1 serving is equivalent to 2 tsp)


Place 1/2 ounce of ground marijuana flower with 1 pound of butter in a pan over very low heat. I prefer Kalona Super Natural brand organic butter because of the high fat content and it is sourced from happy, grass fed cows. Allow the butter and marijuana to continue to cook for 2 to 3 hours. You just want the mixture to slowly infuse. Your butter should not simmer or boil at any time. Strain into a small container – I like to use cheesecloth and a strainer. Then refrigerate until your canna butter is hardened. You can store in your freezer or fridge. Perfect for any favorite recipe that calls for butter. Perfect in baking, spreading on toast or for melting and dipping. Bon appetit!

Types of Edibles in Durango COCanna Cooking Oil

Yield 2 cups Canna Cooking Oil or about 48 servings 
(1 serving is equivalent to 2 tsp)

2 cups of vegetable oil (such as coconut, olive or sunflower oil)

1 cup of ground Colorado Grow Company marijuana flower

Add the ground leaves or flower to the oil in a small pan and heat it up. Again, you want to just heat the mixture slowly so that it infuses. No frying or boiling here. Allow the butter and marijuana to continue to cook for 2 to 3 hours. Let it cool and then strain the oil. It can be used for any recipe that calls for cooking oil such as marinades, salad dressing, or baking.

Canna milk or cream

Yield 2 cups Canna Milk/Cream or about 48 servings 
(1 serving is equivalent to 2 tsp)


  • 3oz of milk or cream-If you’re vegan, try using coconut milk /cream or your favorite nut milk.
  • 1/4oz of ground Colorado Grow Company marijuana flower

Heat up the milk or cream in a sauce pan- do not let it simmer or boil. Add the ground marijuana flower and stir it gently. Let the mixture infuse for half an hour. Stir every now and then. Put the milk through a strainer and let it cool down. Use canna milk/cream in your coffee, tea, chai, milkshakes or ice cream.

Be sure to visit Colorado Grow Company, located in downtown Durango, Colorado, for all of your cannabis and accessory needs.

What’s Up In the Local Weed World

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What’s Up In the Local Weed World

Colorado Grow Company in Durango, Colorado gives you the lowdown with carefully curated cannabis events and activities in our area.

Downtown Durango Dispensary


Women Grow Western Slope Networking Event
Thu, July 7, 2016
Irish Embassy Pub
900 Main Ave
Durango, CO 81301

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Women Grow Networking Events connect aspiring and current professionals in the cannabis industry. Through our monthly events, our members develop authentic relationships via personal contact and networking. At this event, join Amy Spencer, PhD and Senior Microbiologist from Aurum Labs, as she leads “Terp Talks” covering cannabis flavor and aroma.


Durango Artisanal Cannabis Tours
Phone: (970) 946-0283

Durango Co Dispensary DowntownCome enjoy the splendor of high mountain living. Our tours are all about relaxing, experiencing incredible nature, de-stressing and delicious food. Learn about all things cannabis in a fun and hands-on way. Enjoy natural hot springs, local cuisine, good people and jaw dropping beauty. Welcome to the time of your life!

High Up Tours

Your 420 friendly connection to the best of Southwest Colorado and the San Juan Mountains is High Up Tours + Transportation. We have you covered, from airport shuttles and regional transportation, to all-inclusive and one of a kind brewery, winery or scenic tours. 
We do the driving and you do the kicking back, and indulge in the unique tastes and panoramic views these incredible mountains offer!

Telluride Green Tours

Durango Dispensary StoreThe safe, legal and fun walking tour of Telluride’s Cannabis Dispensaries. Join us as we explore the ins and outs of Telluride’s newly legal cannabis dispensaries. Discover the truth about the potency of edibles, learn the variations between Indica, Sativa and Hybrid plants and which one is right for you from knowledgeable budtenders at all of the dispensaries that we visit and find out what type of legal recreational cannabis is right for you- all while taking in the breathtaking scenery, historical anecdotes from Telluride’s colorful Cannabis past, and local advice from your guide.


Colorado Cannabis Infused Massage
171 E. 7th Street #3
Durango, CO 81301

Intentional Colorado Cannabis Massage – Couples and Individuals
Intentional Massage is an inclusive therapeutic blend (Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Etc.) of bodywork to benefit the client towards experiencing transformative change. Session will incorporate Colorado Cannabis, hot towels, hot stones, acupressure mats and aromatherapy to enhance the connection of mind, body and spirit.

Be sure to visit Colorado Grow Company, located in downtown Durango, Colorado, for all of your cannabis and accessory needs.

Dude, My Dog Ate My Weed!

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Cannabis Poisoning & Pets

Colorado Grow Company in Durango, Colorado shares symptoms and treatment for canine cannabis poisoning.

Dangers Durango MarijuanaThe city of Durango loves its four legged friends! Dogs and cats are definitely a big part of the family around here. Pets are attracted to all the stinky stuff we medicate with. Whether it is your fresh stash or potent edibles; dogs and cats can experience mild to severe toxicity from marijuana. While most cases of cannabis poisoning is the direct result of eating edibles, it is possible for Fido to get sick from second hand smoke.

So what is the buzz on symptoms and treatment if your pet accidentally munches your stash? We asked the experts at Aspen Tree Animal Caring Center to find out. The super friendly and knowledgeable Vet Tech, Kylie, says their practice sees about 1 case of poisoning from edibles about every other week. She says dogs especially are attracted to food products like cookies and brownies that have cannabutter in them. She mentions that they rarely see cats who have accidentally eaten weed, but it can happen. Unintended consumption of edibles can be a double whammy as many sweets contain chocolate which is another known toxin to dogs.

Safe Marijuana PracticesKylie states that symptoms in dogs can vary from stumbling and staggering to decreased heartrate, incontinence and glossy eyes. If a pooch eats enough there will be damage to the kidneys and liver that is only diagnosed through bloodwork. Treatment for pet cannabis overdose includes a lot of supportive care. This includes hydration via IV therapy and making the pet comfortable. With large doses of THC ingested, the Veterinarian’s will induce vomiting to purge the system.

I asked Kylie about therapeutic treatment for pets using medical marijuana for pain or other medical issues. She stated that there is currently not enough research on pets and cannabis for them to use it in their practice.

Durango Dog SafetyBottom line: Love your pets- Keep your stash away from them. Store all of your THC products high and out of reach from our furry friends. If you suspect accidental ingestion or overdose, contact your vet right away. Vets are ready to help and here in Colorado, they are very experienced in this area of treatment.
Be sure to visit Colorado Grow Company, located in downtown Durango, Colorado; for all of your cannabis and accessory needs.

Know Your Cannabis: Indica vs Sativa

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Know Your Cannabis: Indica vs Sativa

Colorado Grow Company in Durango, Colorado breaks down the different strains for your knowledge: Indica vs Sativa

Durango StrainsIt is generally accepted in the world of cannabis that there are three strains: Cannabis Indica, Cannabis Sativa and the less familiar Cannabis Ruderalis.

Ruderalis, you may not recognize this scientific name as it is commonly known as “ditch weed” or hemp. This strain is a native to Russia. It has no psychoactive properties, but is valuable for its nutritive seeds and fiber properties.

Indica was first classified by a French biologist in 1785. This strain is thought to originate near India, in the Kush region of Afghanistan, as the name suggests. The Indica plant is short and bushy with wide leaves. The plant adapted to the extreme conditions in this mountain region by developing a dense THC resin to protect and propagate itself. It can typically have a more purple color and is known for its signature skunky smell.

Pure Indica strains include Skunk, Afghani and Hindu Kush. The high from Indica is a body dominant high. Indica consumption increases the feel good dopamine in the brain. The therapeutic properties of this strain include sleep inducer, appetite stimulant, pain reliever, reduces nausea and muscle relaxant. It is best for night time consumption as it can induce “couch lock”.

Downtown Durango SativaSativa is native to the warmer climates of South America, Central America, Mexico, and Southeast Asia. The Sativa plant is much taller and less dense than the Indica plant. It has longer, narrower leaves. In warm environments, the plant takes on a reddish hue. The aroma of this plant is lighter and fruitier.

Pure Sativa strains include Panama Red, Hawaiian and Thai. The high is mind dominant. It can increase alertness, creativity, energy and attention. The therapeutic qualities include anti-depression, anti-anxiety and uplifting. Sativa is preferred by many to for day time consumption.

Buy Pot Durango CoWhether you hop on the Indica or Sativa train or your jam is a well-blended mix, be sure to visit Colorado Grow Company, located in downtown Durango, Colorado, for all of your cannabis and accessory needs.

Dabbing in Durango 101

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Dabbing in Durango 101: Your Handy Guide to Marijuana Concentrates

Colorado Grow Company in Durango, Colorado gives you the scoop on Dabbing in Durango

What is a Dab
downtown-durango-dabbingA dab is a small amount of concentrated cannabis extract. Dabs are the pure cannabinoids and THC that have been separated from the vegetative part of the cannabis plant using a solvent by a professional extractor. Dabs come in many flavors and consistencies. In general, concentrates are more potent than smoking weed.

To Dab
“Dabbing” or “taking a dab” are terms used for vaporizing a dab by touching it against a heat source and then of course inhaling this smoke. In order to dab, you need a concentrate utensil. These utensils range from basic nails, water pipes and pokers to high end vapor bubblers, vaporizers and dab rigs. Colorado Grow Company carries a variety of utensils for your dabbing pleasure.

Types of Dabs
The following types of dabs are all ways to describe the various forms of Butane Hash Oil or BHO’s. BHO’s are produced by solvent extraction -maceration, infusion or percolation- of marijuana flowers. After filtering and evaporating the solvent, typically butane or carbon dioxide, a sticky resinous dark liquid with a strong herbal odor remains. From here, different heat and moisture combinations create different products.

Dabbing in Durango Wax CannabisWax includes Crumble and Budder. This family of dabs are opaque and vary in a spectrum of honey colors. Wax texture is slick and sticky. Crumble is gritty and not sticky. Budder is smooth, creamy and silky.

Bubble Hash is …you guessed it, hash. This concentrate gets its name from the bubbles that are created when you fire it up and are ready to enjoy. Bubble hash can come from comes in a variety of colors from yellows and greens to blacks and browns. The solid texture ranges from pasty and creamy to silky. As bubble hash can be made from different strains many unique flavors and effects are inherent.

Shatter gets its name from the sound and texture of this concentrate. It is honey colored, smooth, transparent, solid and glass like. Shatter is the purest and most potent concentrate form as the production of it involves a second extraction process that removes residual fats, lipids and waxes. The end results in over 80 percent THC.

Live Resin is made from fresh, frozen whole cannabis flowers as opposed to your typical dried, cured buds. Other shatter and BHO products are made from flowers that have gone through the normal drying process. Extracting this cannabis oil from fresh plants captures a unique flavor profile and aroma that otherwise would get lost in the dry curing process. Live resin has the honey color of shatter, but the texture is gooey, sticky and granular.

Benefits of Dabbing in Durango
Durango Dabbing BenefitsThere are many benefits of dabbing. Dabbing is easy on the lungs. It is excellent for medical patients who need a concentrated dose of medicine that is efficient and effective. Medical patients can easily consume the amount of potent medicine needed, whereas if they only had the option of smoking flowers it would not be feasible. Dabbing in Durango is quick, easy and as it is concentrated it can be budget conscious. Whether your reason for dabbing is hopping on the trend, trying a new flavor or for a heightened high, visit Colorado Grow Company, located in downtown Durango, Colorado, for all of your concentrate and accessory needs.

The Skinny on Edibles in Durango

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Edibles in Durango Colorado

Edibles make up roughly 45 percent of the legal cannabis sold in Colorado; but still when thinking of marijuana infused edibles, marijuana brownies usually spring first into most people’s minds. Quickly followed by fears of potency, reaction time, and more. Colorado Grow Company, here to set the record about misconceptions, changes, and great products that will make edibles more appealing.


Types of Edibles in Durango COBefore marijuana was legalized for medical purposes and as lab testing continues to evolve, it was nearly impossible to determine the potency of a homemade batch of baked goods. Edibles purchased from legal recreation marijuana resellers, like Colorado Grow Company, now we have bottles and jars of cookies, gummies, cakes, hard candies, chocolate bars and more. Each package has exact amounts of the THC content listed and described in milligrams on each pack, ranging from 2.5mg to 10mg per piece. Legalization has made cannabis edibles much safer, but it’s also introducing them to a whole new audience, many of whom have no idea what to expect.


Find Edible Marijuana in DurangoEdibles are a very popular alternative to smoking cannabis. They can be a discreet and easy way to consume cannabis, especially for those that do not like to smoke or want to consume marijuana in places here you cannot smoke. Edibles come in a variety of types and can meet virtually anyone’s taste or wants. From mints to cookies, gummies to lollipops and everything in between you can virtually find an edible to meet your needs. Edibles, like those made by EdiPure and carried by Colorado Grow Company, offer consumers’ precise THC dosing and minimal cannabis taste in their products.


Durango CO Edible Marijuana DispensaryThe effects of consuming edibles verses smoking cannabis vary depending upon the person. Smoking marijuana typically affects users immediately, but also begins to diminish immediately. Marijuana edibles typically take longer to start working; however the effects can last between 4 to 12 hours depending on the dose. At Colorado Grow Company we always recommend you start in low dosages and go slow. New users or people with smaller frames might find 10 milligrams is too potent, and therefore might be better off starting with 5 milligrams. Always remember to read the packaging, as a single chocolate bar can contain as much as 100 milligrams of THC and is meant to consume in multiple sittings.

Gone are the days of consuming edibles in Durango only made by your hippie neighbor; now they are made in sophisticated laboratories across the world with high taste and dosing standards. Hoping to see you soon at Colorado Grow Company in Durango, CO!!!

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Types of Cannabis

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Types of Cannabis

Early taxonomic distinctions between cannabis indica and cannabis sativa began in the 18th century when differences between their structure and resin production were first noted. The hybrid category was adopted later on, as growers began mixing genetics from different geographic locations.

Indica’s are believed to have originated in the Hindu Kush region near Afghanistan, where they developed thick coats of resin as protection against the harsh climate and conditions. Sativa’s thrive in temperate areas closer to the equator amidst more variable weather patterns.

Sativa’s are generally considered to be uplifting and creative with cerebrally-focused effects. It is good for the use of depression, ADD, fatigue and psychological mood disorders. The general feeling you receive from this type of strain is creativity, energy, and euphoria.

Indica’s tend to be the opposite and tend to be sedating and relaxing full body effects. Indica’s are good for insomnia, anxiety, and pain. One would expect to feel Euphoria, happiness, a feeling of relaxation and will make you sleepy. The old saying is “In Da Couch”.

Through years of crossbreeding Sativa’s and Indica’s, you have hybrids that are composed of a Sativa and Indica. Most strains today are not 100% Sativa or Indica and will contain a percentage of both types of plants.