Green Friday delivers a new take on the traditional Black Friday. As more and more people embrace marijuana – so does it’s popularity. So what is Green Friday? What is it all about? In order to understand what’s so Green about Black, we have to understand Black Friday. Duh.
Why is Black Friday called Black Friday?
According to Kimbery Amadeo from Balanceonline publication, Black Friday is derived from the tradition of people in Philadelphia going out to shop the day after Thanksgiving. The mass of people shopping created such chaos in the streets and traffic that black could only accurately describe the violence and havoc an herd of people cause. Of course, engaging in strictly pure commercialism, some will protest.
Why is Green Friday called Green Friday?
According to Urban Dictionary, Green Friday takes on a few meanings. One is the strict protest of commercialism by donating to local charities. I’m skipping Black Friday this year and donating a lot of stuff to charity.
The term even took on a social, economical and political meaning. Social – desire to bring mindful practice, self-expression, experimental learning, and compassion. Economical – promotes social identity development over economic growth and efficiency. Political – encourage a transparent and accountable law process that allows for the maximum public input in the democratic system.
But those are boring! We personally enjoy the last take provided by Urban Dictionary – a new holiday stoners celebrate the night of thanksgiving into Friday where they get high and eat all the leftovers they can.
Joey: man I can’t wait to eat this whole pumpkin pie and leftover turkey tonight
Kyle: I know man this Green Friday is about to be unreal
Win TWO tickets to see The Dan Band at the Summit Music Hall with the Smokin Gun and Live Nation.
Simply go to our Facebook page Smokin Gun . Like our page and tag a friend that you want to join you to the concert Friday October 12th. Winner will be announced Friday October 5th.
As seen on The Hangover, Old School, and the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Dan Finnerty started the music group covering famous pop songs traditionally sung by female artists.
Check out some of his movie performances a fan created on Youtube. Most importantly, go to our Facebook Page Smokin Gun and tag a friend you’d like to join you to see The Dan Band Friday October 12th at the Summit Music Hall.
How did Snoop Dogg get his name? While growing up in California, Snoop loved Peanuts and Charlie Brown by Charles Shultz. Since he watched the show everyday, his mom gave him the name. When others discard childhood nicknames, Snoop kept his and created an undeniable identify. Snoop Dogg is iconic enough that his real name Calvin is only found in trivia.
The first time Snoop tasted marijuana at 8 or 9 years old, he fell in love. His uncles smoked frequently and offered him hits off their roaches. Snoop knew a good at first taste.
The Doggfather is a long time supporter and public figure for legalizing marijuana. He’s faced several marijuana related charges from all around the world. His love for marijuana not only fueled his music career, it fueled his own line of marijuana products. In 2015 Snoop started Leafs by Snoop – delicious fruit chews infused with distillate THC.
Interesting fact #1, Snoop doesn’t prefer to partake in consuming his weed digestively. He claims he can’t control his intake and experience with edibles. He respects the need to enjoy your world discretely however.
Interesting fact #2: no one can out smoke the Doggfather except for one – good old Willie Nelson. When do you know that you’ve been out-smoked? The moment when the joint is passed to you and all you can think of is how you’re NOT going to hit that. You find your exit and allow the others to smoke the rest.
Interesting fact #3: Snoops all time favorite munchie snack is fried bologna and cheese.
“One of the best stoner snacks is fried bologna with cheese. Then you gotta throw your favorite potato chips in there, inside of the sandwich. [Put it] on top of the [skillet] ‘til it bubble up and then you flip it over and put the cheese on it. C’mon Cuz!” – Snoop Dogg
Even as a parent, all his children smoke but they don’t drink. Snoop’s philosophy is to lead by example and allow his children to live freely and navigate the world using their own judgement and intuition. So far the philosophy paid off for his eldest son made his breakthrough following his father’s footsteps in the music industry. His songs regularly in-taking the green ganja.
Snoop’s vision and loyalty to Mary Jane always paid off.
Labor Day Weekend is upon us. Are you ready to end summer enjoying savory grilled meats, refreshingly cool beverages, games with family and nights out with friends? This weekend goes out to all 163 million of you hustling every single day. Smokin Gun, Stillwater, District 8,Mezz, and Cherry got together to bring you some of the biggest savings yet. Marijuana is legal now, create new traditions. Since the American workforce relies on marijuana to soothe all aches and pains, relax after grueling hours, and uplift any event, you deserve a kick back this weekend. So kick back. Relax. This is Labor Day weekend. This is YOUR weekend.
7 Interesting Facts about Labor Day
Labor Day originates from Toronto, Canada in 1872 as a serious demonstration of rights for workers.
The first Labor Day was celebrated in 1882 in New York City where 10000 workers took a non-paid day off to march in the streets before ending at a park to join their families for food and fun.
Oregon was the first state to make Labor Day an official holiday.
Labor Day is a celebration of the achievements of the 163 million individuals in the workforce.
In the late 1880’s, the workforce average 12 hour days, 7 days a week including children as young as 5 employed in factories and mines.
In 1916, Congress passed a bill establishing the 8 hour work day
The “no white after labor day” was thought to come from the artistrocrats who used Labor Day to mark the end of summer and packed away their lighter fare white clothing.
Fortunately, we’re past demonstrations and 12 hour work days…..
No matter, we have other methods to maintain the peace. This Labor Day Weekend find ways to save no matter how you consume marijuana. Prepare to save on flower, edibles and concentrates. NICE!
Labor Day Weekend Deals:
It all started with a pot brownie…now a giant marijuana edible company in Colorado, Stillwater offers tea, gummies, solvent-less, odorless, flavorless, and calorie-less THC packets. Essentially with these Ripple packets, anything is now an edible. Plan on grilling steak or hamburgers? In charge of making potato salad? Want your own pot brownie? These packets are a great way to this weekend lit up.
Buy any Stillwater/Ripple/Whitewater item, get your second one for $.10 *excludes gummies*
Focus on the experience, Mezz Brands stepped away from the traditional sativa, hybrid and indica labels. Marijuana intake is all about what you’re experiencing, so choose your experience. Rather chill out and relax? Wish to be inspired? Need an uplift? Choose from experiences: Gold (Pure THC), Up Tempo (uplifting, energetic), Inspire (creative, thought provoking), Mellow (chill, refreshing).
Buy any Mezz item, get your second Mezz item half off
Founders of District 8 might’ve loved The Hunger Games as much as the next creating such a striking name. District 8 is an agricultural Colorado company ensuring completely transparency from seed to blunt. They derive practices from ethical principals believing everyone deserves a clean, organic bud when you smoke. The results are astonishing! You can taste the District 8 difference in every bowl.
Buy any District 8 gram or eighth, get a District 8 joint for $.10
Cherry is unique in that they offer both flower and concentrates. Each bud reveals a decadent display of terpenes and hairs that’s gaurantee to carry your high.
Buy any Cherry cartridge, gram or eighth, get a Cherry joint for $.10
Smokin Gun Exclusive Deals
All the reasons why we’re simply the most magical dispensary in Denver is infinite. We appreciate all the years of local support. We’ve made friends and memories and now it’s time for you cash in. This Labor Day Weekend:
Get a $6 gram when you spend $39.
Get a $5 joint when you spend $49.
Join the best dispensary in Denver to make this weekend lit. You work hard enough during the week and if you’re stuck working the weekend also, grab yourself a nice treat. For we must always remember: work hard, play harder.
Willie Nelson and marijuana are often spoken together and for good reason. As one the earliest advocates for the use of cannabis, Nelson never hid his love for the Miss Mary Jane. He created a dynasty around the herb in his own cannabis company Willie’s Reserve. Found at the Smokin Gun Apothecary, you find Willie’s Reserve joints and chocolate edibles – Anne’s (Nelson’s wife) own recipe. Every legend has a beginning. So how did Willie discover marijuana?
In his twenties, he met a man at a bar in Fort Worth, Texas. The man offered him a joint, which he accepted.
Interestingly, Nelson describes his first experience with marijuana left him with much to desire. He never felt that psychoactive high consumers report feeling. After months of casually smoking, Willie finally felt his first buzz.
Believing the medicinal properties of cannabis, Nelson never used marijuana recreationally. Marijuana eased him into a creative mood and healed him from his many ailments after years of smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol. Imagine if Willie allowed his first experience to foreshadow his opinion of marijuana? Nelson attributes much of his success in his music career due to marijuana’s healing properties.
Does Nelson prefer smoking, vaping, or eating his marijuana?
The answer is both. He high considers his lungs when choosing which method of consumption – for his career depends upon his lung capacity to perform as he does today. Smoking may not be the best option, he admits. If growers use chemicals and pesticides, smoking is no better than a cigarette. However, vaping doesn’t replace smoking completely. He generally switches between the two methods. Edibles took a bit to adapt. He finds edibles give him a heavy body high that results in the most excellent slumber. Need to sleep? Eat an edible.
Marijuana replaced Nelson’s use of cigarettes, pharmaceuticals, and liquor. Nothing changed his life quite like his precious Mary Jane. Which stands reason behind his dedicated activism to end Federal Marijuana Prohibition.
Nelson is co-chair of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML). NORML strives to change public opinion regarding the legalization of marijuana and help consumers have access to the safest and highest quality of cannabis. NORML is an awesome organization that lobbies to congress and state legislators, stands in hearing on cannabis, and provides expert testimony for those facing cannabis charges. They’re the forefront of changing the Federal Prohibition.
You support reforming marijuana laws whenever you excerise your right to consume cannabis. To support Nelson’s cause, you can purchase Willie’s Reserve products at The Smokin Gun Apothecary. We encourage reformation through education. The more you know, the more you learn, the better you understand truly marijuana isn’t an enemy to the public – just an herb placed here to enrich the lives of humans. We may never reach 100% on the marijuana prohibition, yet again, when are we truly 100% on anything.
Oh and when asked if he would smoke with Donald Trump, Willie replied, “Yes. I would. I’d smoke a joint with anyone. I don’t care.” Next time you happen to meet Nelson, maybe you’ll get to smoke a joint together.
Want to know Willie’s ten weed commandments? Of course you do! Well, here they are:
She is the herb. Thy Love. “I think people need to be educated that marijuana is not a drug. Marijuana is an herb and a flower put here to grow.”
Thou shall have no others before her. Willie was a booze hound, pill head and chain smoker before discovering marijuana. He quit cigarettes, chemicals and liquor – except for the infrequent glass of wine.
Thou shall make graven images on your album cover. Enough said.
Thou shall not smoke too much. Abuse her and your lungs will suffer. Keep your system clean.
Remember the 4/20 and keep it smokey. Denver happens to do this VERY well.
Honor thy duty to Mary Jane. If you wanna be a weed activist, you have to be psychoactive.
Thou shall experiment, man. The path to being a true pot prophet, discovery leads the way.
Thou shall share your stash. Never horde. Never. Ever.
Thou shall harvest thine own crop. Nelson is suggesting that we not get into illegal cultivation but it is a cash cow crop. Let’s farm!
Thou shall legalize the weed. “It’s already been proven that is makes more sense to tax and make a profit over criminalizing our young for their cannabis use.”
Revolutionary Vaporizing Technology Meets the Finest Cannabis Oils
IndigoPro’s Advanced Vapor System provides a smooth, easy draw that vibrates discretely to let you know it’s working. This innovative ceramic atomizer cartridge technology features the purest cannabis nectar, CO2-extracted from The Farm’s craft cannabis in Boulder, Colorado.
IndigoPro’s Features & Benefits:
leak-resistant ceramic cartridges, pop on & off for ease of use
Draw indicator discreetly vibrates when activated
Clean vapor with no burnt taste
Choose from a variety of flavored artisan oils
Indica Midnight Moon: Black and Blue Berry
This cartridge will knock you into next week, leave you glued to your couch with this berry flavor and potent cannabinoid relief. Unlike your insomnia-ridden co-worker who looks like a zombie, you’ll find rest and serenity following a few hits.
Take a pull and enter a world of potent relaxation, leaving you relaxed without being glued to your seat. Enjoy this indica cartridge as you enjoy a wonderful movie or reading a good book.
Indica Night Rider – Sugar Plum
Get ready for a visit from the Sugar Plum Fairy. Take a pull and wash your taste buds in flavor while the potent indica effects relax your mind and body in essential euphoria.
Sativa Oz’s Orchard – Apply Berry
You’ll be off to see the Wizard in no time. Enjoy the crisp, sweet flavor of apples and berries along with the soothing effects of quality cannabis extract.
Sativa Sumatran Sunrise – Blood Orange
If you like citrus, you’re in for a treat. This cartridge packs a powerful punch of citrus flabor and Sativa effects for which Sumatran Sunrise is known. Enjoy bright, lively notes with each pull.
Uplift your way to a clear mind, remove creative blocks and enhance your state of euphoria
Hybrid Mountain Mist – Cool Mint
Full of cooling explosive mint flavor followed by the well-balanced Hybrid effects, this minty pull will chill your senses.
Take a puff of this well-balanced cannabis oil, carefully crafted to retain equal amounts of body relief and mental clarity making this a true all-purpose option.
All Indigo Pro Cartridges are available right now at the Smokin Gun Apothecary 492 S. Colorado Blvd Glendale, Co 80246. You can browse our online menu here.
Proudly women owned and operated, Smokin Gun celebrates the freedom to enjoy cannabis recreationally as Civilized gets the 4-1-1 from our very own Melissa. She looks dazzling as she describes what’s it like to work in the cannabis industry and how Smokin Gun is changing the way we view marijuana through acceptance and education.
“Not long ago, everything we do today was illegal. We’re incredibly blessed to be doing this.” – Melissa
Why do people use concentrates? Because they like it. Let’s not forget the health benefits of vaping over traditionally smoking marijuana. Whenever you’re inhaling – smoke or vape, you’re inhaling more than cannabinoids and terrapin. Studies found traditional smoking contains over 111 compounds including toxins. In contrast, concentrates test for only 3 compounds. Scientist find that vape users are less likely to experience respiratory problems. The smell of marijuana from vaporizers is less evident making it easier to mask usage.
Concentrates come in a few forms: 1) shatter, 2) wax, 3) resin, 4) rosin and 5) distillate. Shatter often resembles hard candy. Butane or CO2 is used to extract cannabinoids from the marijuana leafs till it forms a hard amber like substance. Wax follows a very similar pattern, however heated at a different temperature to form an ear-wax looking substance. Live Resin follows the similar process as shatter however it’s extraction comes from flash freeze-dried marijuana leafs. Rosin is a solvent-less extract produced by hand pressing bubble hash from freeze-dried leaves. Distillates take the extraction process further to leave nothing but pure cannabiniods.
Don’t get lost exploring the world of concentrates – we have a few vendors we recommend. Each vendor offers their own unique take on the world of concentrates. Below are the sales associated and special snip-bits for each vendor – Silverpeak, TR Concentrates, Concentrated Love, Summit, Binske, and Evolab. You’re bound to find either cartridge, wax, shatter or resin.
Sales are valid July 10th till midnight July 11th.
” We invite you to experience a new way of thinking and feeling about canabis. we are here to turn apprehension into appreciation.”
” Silverpeak is locally farmed, expertly crafted and socially responsible cannabis. We are proud farmers and passionate artisans with advanced degrees in botany, biogenetics and pharmacology. We are connoisseurs who are conscientious citizens and responsible buisnessmen devoted to the health and safety of our community.”
Onsite at the Smokin Gun Apothecary 7/10 from 12-3p
Sale: Buy one and save 50% on Bubble Hash
“Our winning team has years of experience operating closed loop extraction systems and producing world-class extracts. We use only the most advanced extraction equipment and techniques, ensuring that quality material always shines.”
“All live resin products are generally best consumed fresh, but you can also cure them in a cold, dry environment such as a wine cooler for a more developed flavor profile over time.”
Onsite at the Smokin Gun Apothecary 7/10 from 12-3p
Sale: 25% off any item
“Our proprietary THC & CBD extraction methods ensure that you receive a consistent and effective dose of cannabutter/cannaoil.”
“Over in the Concentrated Love extraction lab you’ll only find the highest grade equipment and solvents along with the best extraction artists in the business.”
Onsite at the Smokin Gun Apothecary 7/10 from 12-3p
Sale: Buy one, get one half off
“At SUMMIT we believe Cannabis done right can deliver the perfect elevation. We are committed to crafting our products from clone-to-concentrate and providing the highest quality, most consistent and potent concentrates on the market. We leverage science and innovation in our methods to continually enhance our products – resulting in the perfect elevation for you!”
“We’ve hand-selected each of our strains and nurtured them from clone to finished product – we strive to produce the highest quality concentrates to deliver the perfect elevation. “
Onsite at the Smokin Gun Apothecary 7/10 from 4-7p.
Sale: $25 Summit (GHT) Wax, Shatter or Live Resin with Prohibition Pass subscription
“Our farm-to-table products are made with premium artisan ingredients from all over the world — while driven by a single ambition: to make the best-tasting and highest quality cannabis products anywhere. Binske represents a complexity of flavors and sensations with every bite, sip or hit.”
“And because our products are about a human connection, our guests are always offered a social experience that benefits the individual community and environment our natural ingredients come from.”
“I discovered Binkse concentrates a few months ago. Their quality, taste, and packaging are amazing! I love the containers and the boxes they come in – they are works of art! The flavors are just indescribable. I always stock up, because it sells out quickly at my local dispensary. Keep on doing what you’re doing, Binske! Your products are amazing and you have a loyal customer with me.” – Jennifer
Onsite at the Smokin Gun Apothecary 7/10 from 4-7p.
Sale: Buy one Binske edible, get a Binske edible for $.10.
Buy one Binske live resin, get a Binske live resin for $.10.
“I work in the cannabis industry, have tried just about every product for personal research and love what Evo is doing. No butane, no gimmicks, just a solid product. As close to natural as it gets. Great job guys!” – Steve G
“These guys kill it on so many levels, consistently pushing boundaries and moving this industry in a positive direction. Much love to Evolab, can’t wait to see what they do next. – Woody M
Onsite at the Smokin Gun Apothecary 7/10 from 4-7p.
Sale: Save 50% off any item
Which concentrate is better? That’s based on personal preference. We recommend speaking to any of our knowledgeable budtenders to match you with the perfect concentrate. Speak to any of the vendors on July 10th to learn more about the concentrates they offer. Happy Dab Daze!
Every once in a while you need weed and lots of it. Perhaps you found a strain you absolutely love? Perhaps you have guests to entertain? Perhaps you’re broke, and you need a great deal like the one going on right now at the Smokin Gun? Our Happy Daze will certainly suite the bill.
From open to close, Sunday through Wednesday, get an ounce for ONLY $99! This deal is good for EVERYONE, local or not, we don’t discriminate. However, if you’re a Prohibition Pass member, you pay $89! Not a member? Why not join the Prohibition Pass subscription. Not only save on your flower needs, we designed the pass to save you on all your cannabis needs. We have a ton of deals on wax, shatter, live resin, topicals, edibles and more.
Here’s the deal, our ounce special is available on select strains. Check them out – We have some amazing flower to choose:
Star Killer, winner of Best Hybrid Flower at the 2016 Colorado Cannabis Cup, is a 70% indica-dominant hybrid that crosses Skywalker OG and Rare Dankness #2. The dense, purple buds offer a sweet, lemon flavor, and aid in treating pain, insomnia, AIDS, PTSD and GI Disorder.
Cherry Diesel combines Cherry OG and Turbo Diesel into one sweet-smelling, uplifting hybrid strain. Its plants bloom with dense, sticky buds that give off a fragrant cherry aroma after its 8 to 9 week flowering cycle
Grapefruit Diesel is a hybrid strain that is usually indica-dominant but gives most users a focused mental high that is more commonly associated with sativas. With THC levels between 15 and 20%, the effects should be as strong as the scent. The energetic buzz comes on fast but tends to smooth out over time.
Green nugs with red hairs and lots of frosty tri-combs is what this strain has at first glance with its funky and spicy herbs and hashy undertones. Once smoked, it will leave your head clear and focused while your body is relaxed from pain and stress. It wont lock anyone to the couch, so it is safe to use during the day. Just don’t take too much in one go.
No matter what you’re looking for, you’re bound to find the perfect strain. Stop into the Smokin Gun to sign up for the Prohibition Pass subscription and cash in on this dazing deal.