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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...

Underage cannabis consumption in a decline

Cannabis, Teens, Crime, and Homelessness: The Connection that Never Was

For years cannabis detractors cited unsubstantiated or flawed studies and reports showing a relationship between legalization and an uptick in societal ills. They were wrong. Since legalization in Colorado, Cannabis has been blamed for everything, from an uptick in persons experiencing homelessness to an increase in...

Lightshade Dispensary Spotlight - Cannabis Chef David Hadley

Spotlight | David Hadley – Cannabis Chef

"My name is David Hadley and I'm a cannabis chef. I love cooking because I'm able to put my passion, my anger, my excitement, my emotion, all on a plate at the time that I'm cooking. My goal is to de-stigmatize and normalize the idea...

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...