Denver Cannabis Giant Expands Empire Into Pueblo

The Green Solution cultivates all of its flower.
The Green Solution cultivates all of its flower. Westword
One of Colorado's biggest dispensary chains just got bigger. The Green Solution, which already had sixteen dispensaries across the state, will add another notch to its belt with a seventeenth store in Pueblo.

The Green Solution will celebrate with a grand-opening bash from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, January 12, at the new store at 1207 Southgate Place. There will be giveaways and promotions, with brands including Evolab, Wana Brands, Mary’s Medicinals, Willie’s Reserve, Incredibles, Keef, Canyon Cultivation, Stillwater, Stratos, Whoopi and Maya, Sweet Grass Kitchen and Dixie Elixirs offering deals.

Although most of its locations are in metro Denver, the Green Solution has been expanding outside of the Mile High area as of late, opening stores in Trinidad, Fort Collins and now Pueblo. The chain also has an outlet dispensary in Silver Plume; it opened a Sheridan dispensary in November.

Founded in 2010, the Green Solution started out as a medical marijuana store before becoming a recreational pot powerhouse. The company also owns a medical marijuana delivery operation in Florida, where it plans to open three dispensaries in the near future.

But Colorado, where the Green Solution just celebrated a five-year anniversary of recreational marijuana sales on January 1, will always be home. “Colorado has set an example as the first state to legalize and sell recreational cannabis,” co-founder Kyle Speidell says. “After five years of legal retail cannabis sales, Colorado continues to drive the national progression of the industry, both medicinally and recreationally."
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Thomas Mitchell has written about all things cannabis for Westword since 2014, covering sports, real estate and general news along the way for publications such as the Arizona Republic, Inman and Fox Sports. He's currently the cannabis editor for
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