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Legal Cannabis Doesn’t Increase Violent Crime

The Verdict is in: Legal Cannabis Doesn’t Increase Violent Crime.

New research shows that despite what detractors claim, legal cannabis does not increase violent crime. A recent study analyzing crime in Colorado and Washington since legalization finds that legal recreational cannabis has little, if any, impact on violent crime rates. The study lends credence to the...

Cannabis Overconsumption

Too Much of a Good Thing: Cannabis Overconsumption

Can you consume too much cannabis? Yes. Will it harm you? No. Overindulgence isn’t limited to ice cream, potato chips, candy, or cocktails. Like most things in life, you can consume too much cannabis. You might know the feeling: Anxious, weak, pallid, shaky and paranoid, with a...

Lightshade Spotlight - Cindy - Cancer Survivor

Spotlight | Cindy – Survivor

"My name is Cindy and I am a middle school counselor. I've been a middle school counselor for about 20 years. July 11th, I went to get my annual mammogram after they harassed me very often, because I hate doing it. And that same afternoon...

Black Market Cannabis Vapes: What You Need to Know

We must protect our favorite plant (and consumers) from the scourge of black market cannabis. Cannabis industry veterans are hardened. We’ve forged a path to success in a field plagued by regulations and barriers (both legal and philosophical). And the battle to legitimize (and legalize) our...

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Breaking the Stigma: Stevie Kaye

After a series of injuries ended her volleyball career at 22, Stevie Kaye turned to cannabis for relief. She has now been a cannabis activist and advocate for close to a decade, and we are excited to feature her first in our new Breaking the...

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Cannabis and Weight Loss: An Unlikely Combination

Cannabis consumption might help you maintain a healthy weight New research finds that cannabis has the potential to help consumers maintain a healthy weight. Are you surprised? People associate many things with cannabis - weight loss isn’t one of them. And while scientific evidence supports the Doritos-ravaging...

4 Ways to Enhance your Cannabis Experience

4 Creative Ways to Enhance Your Cannabis Consumption Experience

There’s nothing wrong with consuming cannabis just for the high, but with a world of new products and consumption methods, it’s not your only option. If all you do is smoke and watch sitcoms that’s cool, you do you. But know that you’re missing out on...

Umphrey's McGee Live at Red Rocks

An Interview with Umphrey’s McGee

In anticipation of their triumphant return to Colorado for a 3-night run at Red Rocks, we had a chance to sit down with Umphrey’s McGee lead singer and guitarist Brendan Bayliss, keyboard wizard Joel Cummins, and longtime band sound-caresser and manager Kevin Browning. Umphrey’s enters their...

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The Cannabis + Music Connection

The Cannabis + Music Connection—A Legacy of Inspired Sounds Consumers understand the connection between cannabis and music—but do you know how deep the relationship goes? Cannabis has a deep relationship with sound. Looking back at the beatniks of the 1950s and hippies of the 60s, we can...

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Cannabis Edibles We Love: Lightshade Staff Picks

Lightshade Staff Members Love Edibles (As Do Our Customers) – Here Are Some of Their Favorites A few times each year, we like to poll Lightshade staff to learn about their favorite cannabis products. If you’re a close follower of this blog, you might recall this...

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Setting the Record Straight on Edibles

Cannabis Edibles - Keys to Safe Consumption Edibles are a fun alternative for people who’d prefer not to inhale cannabis, but consumers (and the media) need some education around safe consumption. Edibles are the consumption method of choice for many fans of cannabis. You love them, we...

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Lightshade’s Tips for Celebrating the Greenest Day of the Year

420 in Colorado Make the most of this green holiday with tips and activities hand-selected by Lightshade. Sure, St. Patty’s Day is green, but the greenest day of the year is 420. The roots of 420 are vague (and change depending on who you ask). Here’s what...

Lightshade celebrates women in cannabis

Women In Cannabis

Updated 3/28/2019 Inspirational Female Leaders Making an Impact in Colorado and Beyond As National Women’s History Month draws to a close, Lightshade would like to recognize the impactful women of cannabis. Last year, we published our first edition of Women in Cannabis. It was—and still is—our goal to...

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Nonprofits We Love

At Lightshade, giving back to the community is important. For this reason, we want to recognize five local organizations who are making a difference every day. Citizens in Colorado made their voices heard when they voted in favor of legalizing recreational cannabis. Since then, the cannabis...

Lightshade Cannabis Products for Valentine's Day

5 Ways to Elevate Your Valentine’s Day with Cannabis

Ignite your passion this Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day is next week. Are you ready? Many of our readers will answer this question with a sigh and roll of the eyes, others, with a seductive smile and nod. We understand both reactions. The Feast of Saint Valentine, as...

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Top 5 Blogs of 2018

A Look Back at 2018 With Lightshade’s Top 5 Blogs Of The Year Prepare for the New Year with a look back at five of your favorite blogs from 2018. The New Year is just around the corner, but we’re not quite ready to say goodbye to...

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CBD Explained

An Exploration of This Years Hottest Cannabis Trend, Cannabidiol (CBD) CBD is exploding nationwide, but mystery and misinformation are preventing consumers from realizing its benefits. This year, cannabidiol products, more widely known as CBD, have taken the country by storm. Despite, or more accurately because of, the...

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2018 Colorado Holiday Gift and Survival Guide

Tips, tricks, and gifts to help you elevate, enjoy, and make it through this holiday season. A wise person once said there are only two kinds of people in this world. There are those who see the holiday season as a time of survival, and there...

Best Cannabis Vapes - Lightshade Dispensary Denver Aurora

Cannabis Vape Pens and Cartridges: Two of Our Favorite Things

Lightshade’s managers love vape pens and cartridges—here are some of their favorites. We like to poll our retail store managers a few times a year to learn more about their favorite products. If you’re a regular visitor to this blog, you might remember last February’s article...

Lightshade Cannabis this Fall

Fall Is Never A Drag When You’ve Got Cannabis

The Lightshade 30-Day Challenge, Continued Elevate the season with our Autumn-focused recipes and ideas. Last month, we challenged you to make a switch from alcohol to cannabis at least one evening a week, for 30 days. We’ve since received a flood of positive feedback from Lightshade customers,...

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Is Legal Cannabis A Colorado Tourism Game Changer?

Colorado has long been the destination of choice for savvy outdoor travelers, and legal cannabis has added an extra layer of attraction for visitors. Is Cannabis Tourism a Game Changer for Denver and Colorado? Mile High Numbers: Colorado tourism is booming. Last year saw a record-breaking 86 million...

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Check Out Our New ‘Pieces Of Flare’

Lightshade team members are adorned with new flare and our customers are wondering why. Here’s the lowdown. If you’ve been into one of our eight locations recently, chances are you’ve noticed the new “I Am Not A Doctor” pins adorning the shirts and lanyards of our...

Lightshade Denver Urban Gardens

Denver Urban Gardens – APDC Planting Day

Lightshade staff and partners came together to help out D.U.G. (Denver Urban Gardens) at the Asian Pacific Development Center and planted in the community garden alongside community members. The team was responsible for clearing two new garden beds and planted perennial pollinator plants to help...

Cannabis Concentrates at Lightshade Dispensary Denver

Only The Good Stuff: The Wide World Of Cannabis Concentrates

July was concentrate month here at Lightshade and in honor of it we’ve been exploring the often-misunderstood world of oils and concentrates, not to mention running some great specials as well. In our last blog, we took a deep dive into oil cartridges, but now let’s take...

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Locked & Loaded: A Deeper Look Into Oil Cartridges

In honor of oil month at Lightshade (don’t forget to check out our awesome specials) we thought it would be great to explore one of the most popular forms of cannabis consumption: oil cartridge vape pens. A Deeper Look Into Oil Cartridges The use of oil cartridges is...