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Dr. Ben Cowin

Spotlight | Dr. Ben Cowin

"My name is Dr. Ben Cowin. I own Action Spine and Sports Medicine here in Denver and I started working in the cannabis space in 2016."...

Lightshade Dispensary's Women's Guide to Cannabis

Women, Weed, and Wellness

Cannabis might be the secret to helping women live healthier and more relaxed lives. Here are three ways cannabis can help women unwind and lead healthier lives....

Kirileigh Jones - Lightshade Mural Artist

Spotlight | Kirileigh Jones – Artist

"My name is Kirileigh Jones and I'm an artist. I grew up in Alameda, California. When I moved to Denver, I just wanted to do anything that was art involved, and then I painted a mural and then I made another mural, and now I...

Black Lives - Colorado Cannabis

Black Lives and Colorado Cannabis

It’s time for our industry to help absolve Black and Brown Americans of their prohibition-era cannabis convictions. As the COVID-19 pandemic changes our perceptions and priorities, and social uprisings finally address decades of systemic racism, we’re witnessing a global cultural shift...

Keef Drinks - Sparkling Cannabis Infused Water - Lightshade Colorado

Are Cannabis-Infused Drinks Better Than Edibles?

Colorado dispensary customers love edibles, but are infused drinks better? It’s no secret that cannabis is a healthy and safe alcohol alternative, which helps explain the recent infused beverage explosion. But a hangover-free morning isn’t the only reason infused drinks are having a moment....

Rolling a joint in the Colorado summer - Lightshade Dispensary

Eight Cannabis Products for a Socially Distanced Summer

Summer in Colorado this year is going to be unlike anything we’ve experienced before. It’s tough to celebrate the season of sunshine beneath a mask (it gets hot under there!), and six feet away from friends. But, that doesn’t mean your Colorado summer has to...

John Bailey - Black Cannabis Equity Initiative - Lightshade Dispensary Colorado

Spotlight | John Bailey – Black Cannabis Equity Initiative

"My name is John Bailey and I'm the lead convener for the Black Cannabis Equity Initiative, which I started as opportunity to bridge a gap and relationship between the African American community and the cannabis industry and owners and operators in Colorado."...

Flower Eighths at Lightshade Marijuana Dispensary Denver

What is THCV, and Why Should Colorado Dispensary Customers Care?

Cannabis has a lengthy list of terms and phrases, and you can forget 90% of them. But you should add THCV to your weed vocabulary. Cannabis is growing increasingly popular. But there’s a barrier to more popularity, and its not Federal legalization, its confusion.  If you’re a...

Lightshade Spotlight - Kasey - Opera Singer

Spotlight | Kasey – Opera Singer

"My name is Kasey and I'm an Opera Singer. CBD and cannabis has really helped me combat the effects of performance anxiety and I've been able to elevate my style of performance."...

Wana Fast Acting Gummies - Lightshade Dispensary Denver

Eight Products To Try From Your Favorite Colorado Dispensary

We keep things fresh in our dispensaries. Our teams are always on the lookout for new products from Colorado cannabis vendors. We also like to ask our employees for their favorites from time to time. But it's been a while.  This is the perfect time to check...

Social Distancing

Compassion and Empathy in the Face of Coronavirus

We’re with you - because we are you - and we want to know that you’re okay.  History is marked by events that change how we live. Some are gradual and creep slowly toward a tipping point, and others draw a direct line in the sand.  If...

Capitol Hill Denver

The Cannabis-Lovers Guide to Denver’s Capitol Hill

Referred to by some as the Amsterdam of the U.S. (if you think that’s a stretch, we agree), Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood is at the forefront of the movement to end cannabis prohibition. It was here, after all, that Ken Gorman organized the first 4/20...

Lightshade Spotlight - Leaf411 - Katherine Golden & Jennifer Axcell

Spotlight | Katherine Golden & Jennifer Axcell – Leaf411

During a time when medical support is more important than ever, we had the privilege of (virtually) sitting down with Katherine Golden and Jennifer Axcell, founders of Leaf411. Leaf411 is the first FREE cannabis nurse hotline, providing the necessary support and advice that dispensaries cannot...

Recreational Dispensary Denver - Lightshade 6th Ave Capitol Hill Weed

The First-timers Guide to Visiting a Colorado Dispensary

Visiting dispensaries in Colorado for the first time might feel uncomfortable or scary for new consumers, but it shouldn’t. First-time customers and canna-friendly tourists are often nervous before their first Denver dispensary experience. And that’s understandable. For the better part of a century, cannabis consumers were...

Cannabis Edibles - Lightshade Marijuana Dispensary Aurora & Denver

Lightshade Dispensary’s Guide to Cannabis Edibles in Colorado

A growing interest in the functional and recreational properties of cannabis is creating a space for culinary innovations. Colorado cannabis consumers love edibles - and we can’t blame them. After all, edibles are a discreet (and delicious) way to enjoy our favorite plant. And with advancements...

Bubba Fett Strain - Lightshade Cannabis Dispensary Denver

Classic Cannabis Strains: Bubba Fett

The classics never go out of style. Bubba Fett needs little introduction. And not because the strain references a beloved Star Wars icon (it’s Boba Fett in case you’re wondering, #Duh). Bubba Fett is a marriage between two of our industry’s most loved genetics: Pre-’98 Bubba...

Colorado Skiing and Snowboarding

The Cannabis-Enhanced Winter Tourist’s Guide to Colorado

Our cannabis-focused guide to a fun, adventurous, and elevated Colorado winter season. Tourists flock to Colorado during winter (and they always have). With unparalleled access to winter snow sports, a healthy dose of seasonal sunshine, an urban center exploding with art and food, and of course,...

CBD Yoga - Lightshade Dispensary Colorado

Spotlight | Cayla – Yogi

"My name is Cayla and I'm a Yogi. CBD allows me to maintain my yoga practice along with my running and anything else that I like to do. And it's just a way for me to feel like I'm giving back to my body and...

Weight-Loss Goals with Cannabis - Lightshade Dispensary

Achieve Your 2020 Weight-Loss Goals with Cannabis

Research shows that cannabis helps consumers maintain a slim waistline. Are you surprised? New Years' resolution season is in full swing. The time when people across Colorado try their hardest to meet mostly unrealistic fitness and lifestyle goals, and torture themselves by eliminating all things fun...

Lightshade Dispensary - Pineapple Express Strain

Classic Cannabis Strains: Pineapple Express

The classics never go out of style. There’s an argument in cannabis circles. Pineapple Express: which came first- the strain or the film? If you ask Seth Rogen, he’ll tell you the movie came first, with the genetics sharing the same name developed later in tribute.  “There...