Celebrate summer in Colorado with a handful of our favorite sun-soaked cannabis products.

It’s finally summer in Colorado, and that means it’s time to put away the skis and bust out the grills and camping gear. Whether you’re planning the perfect 4th of July BBQ, prepping to conquer your next ‘fourteener’, or packing up for a few nights in the Rockies, Lightshade has the goods to elevate your summer activities. To make your planning easier, we’ve gone ahead and put together a list of our top 7 essential cannabis products for summer 2018.

Essential Cannabis Products for Summer

Stillwater THC Coffee at Lightshade Dispensary Colorado

1. Stillwater Coffee

The summer sun rises early, but don’t worry, we have just the thing to brighten your wake-up routine. Each pack of Stillwater’s Clockwork Coffee has 5 mg of THC to get the creative juices flowing and 5 mg of CBD to ward off that morning grogginess without the jitters of regular coffee. And since you add it to hot water, it’s perfect for your next camping trip, where espresso machines are few and far between.

Bonus –  Stillwater Teas: The weekend has arrived and you’ve rented a cabin in the mountains. The weather is perfect. How could this get any better? Try adding a Stillwater blueberry-lime iced tea to the mix for relaxation? Check out this recipe; it’s sure to amp up your summer porch time.

Stillwater THC Tea at Lightshade Dispensary Colorado

2. Binske Chocolate

No Colorado summer is complete without at least one camping trip. And no camping trip is legit without s’mores. The next time you’re sitting around the fire roasting marshmallows, boost your stargazing experience by replacing your regular chocolate bar with the rarest chocolate in the world! Binske’s Peruvian Nacional Cacao 70% chocolate bar. Just remember, each piece contains 10mg THC, so keep that in mind before going back for seconds. To truly amplify your canna-smore experience, ditch the traditional graham cracker. Instead, sandwich your beautiful Binske chocolates and marshmallow between two Dutch Girl Stroopwafels. You can thank us later.

1906 Edibles - High Love Beans Lightshade Dispensary in Denver

3. 1906 ‘High Love’ Beans

Beautiful sunsets, long evenings, and cool mountain breezes. Few things are more romantic than summer in Colorado. Fire up your summer passion with High Love Beans from 1906. Designed with romance in mind, these chocolates will take your next summer date night to an even more amorous place.

4. Stillwater Ripple

However you choose to enjoy summer, Stillwater’s Ripple, dissolvable 5mg packets of 1:1 CBD/THC, or 10mg packets of straight up THC, is the perfect addition to just about any food or drink. Add it to a potato salad to be the VIP of your next picnic or the ideal cool down smoothie after your evening run. Ripple is the perfect addition to help you unwind and enjoy each moment of the summer.

Binske Olive Oil at Lightshade Dispensary Near You

5. Binske Olio Nuvo Olive Oil

Farmers market season brings an abundance of fresh greens and beautiful heirloom vegetables. Binske’s Olio Nuvo Olive Oil is perfect to include in your summertime salad dressings or drizzled over beautifully seared Colorado lamb or freshly caught salmon. Binske uses only 100% estate produced and bottled extra virgin olive oil equating to a smooth texture on your tongue and a depth of flavor you and your guests will love. Read below for our favorite salad dressing recipe using Binske’s Olio Nuvo Olive Oil!

Summertime salad dressing featuring Binske ‘Olio Nuvo’  Extra Virgin Olive Oil:

Use equal parts olive oil and either lemon juice, balsamic or red wine vinegar, add a dash of salt and pepper, spices and garlic to taste, and you’re done!

Pro tip: Binske’s Olio Nuvo is equivalent to 10 minimum servings. Use the entire bottle to serve a group of ten or more people, or use regular (not cannabis-infused) olive oil in addition to one serving of Olio Nuvo to satisfy smaller parties or when dining alone.

Keef Cola Bubba Kush Root Beer - Lightshade Dispensary Denver

6. Root Beer Float featuring Keef Cola Bubba Kush

Summer means vacation. And vacation means you get to treat yourself. So, for your next vacation dessert splurge, put a spin on a long-time summer classic by making an adult root beer float. The recipe couldn’t be more straightforward; Pick your favorite vanilla ice cream and pour in a bottle of 10mg Bubba Kush Root Beer. Simply delicious.

7. Dixie 1:1 Watermelon Dixie Tinctures:

Watermelon and summer go hand-in-hand. So, for your next summer hike, be sure to bring along your Dixie 1:1 Watermelon tincture. It’s an easy and convenient way to add refreshing summer vibes to your outdoor adventure. We carry Dixie’s 1:1 tinctures and their THC tinctures in both Vanilla and Watermelon. You’re guaranteed to find the flavor and dosage perfectly suited for your summertime mood. Check out the recipe below for a refreshing summertime smoothie from Dixie–perfect to help you recover after a hike in the hot Colorado sun.

Balanced Melon Berry Smoothie featuring Dixie Watermelon Dew Drops

  • 1/4 Cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 1/2 medium ripe banana
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup crushed ice
  • Dixie Watermelon Dew Drops

Place milk, ice, blueberries, raspberries, and banana in a blender and whirl for at least 2 minutes or until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and add a dropper full of Watermelon Dew Drops. Enjoy!

Pro tip: 1 serving contains 2mg CBD and 2mg THC. Dose according to user and as is the case with this recipe and any others, always consume cannabis responsibly.

Stop by one of Lightshade’s eight Denver-metro locations to pick up these products and all of your other summer essentials. When it comes to making the most of your summer, the Lightshade difference is night and day.