Green Dragon: A Look Inside the Dragon’s Lair


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Green Dragon – CO

Green Dragon is a premier dispensary well known throughout Colorado. At their 12 locations they provide premium cannabis at some of the most competitive price ranges in the state. Green Dragon has won a multitude of awards, including three Cannabis Cup awards (one for best concentrate and two for best CBD flower), a High Times award for highest potency (Tickle Kush, 27.5 percent THC), and five championships from The Hemp Connoisseur. The company has been in business since 2009, and as they continue to expand in Colorado and beyond, they’re still making growing high-quality cannabis their main priority.

Green Dragon - CO

The Place

The Green Dragon garden is one of the largest in the country. In an effort to be more sustainable, their grow is located in a huge greenhouse as opposed to the usual warehouse, which allows them to save up to 80 percent in electricity output, and also gives their plants sun-powered vigor. The garden is kept meticulously clean and is about 90 percent automated. Almost nine years of experience has allowed their growers to fine-tune methods and increase overall efficiency, a challenging but rewarding process.

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The Product

Green Dragon flower is grown without the use of harmful pesticides; they utilize only beneficial insects to defend the plants from invasive garden critters. they make their soil in-house from a high-end proprietary blend of peat-based moss and other ingredients. In order to keep up with the demands of an ever-evolving industry, Green Dragon is constantly conducting research and development in their quest for exotic strains and terpene profiles. A few things they look for when it comes to breeding new strains include yield amounts, potency, customer desire and selections that represent both classic and more innovative strains. A few of their house favorites include Cripple Creek Kush (a cross between Chemdawg x SFV), Death Star (a deeply relaxing cross of Sensi Star x Sour Diesel), R4 (a CBD strain which ranges from 17 to 23.5 percent CBD) and an authentic cut of Lemon G (which will be used primarily for their upcoming concentrate line). Another popular strain is their Kepler 22, which, according to a Green Dragon team member, smells like terpene gravy and cranberry sauce.

Green Dragon - CO

Another popular strain is their Kepler 22, which, according to a Green Dragon team member, smells like terpene gravy and cranberry sauce.”

Melissa Joy

Melissa was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, where she couldn’t stay out of trouble for smoking weed--especially during college. Immediately after graduating with a business degree from Elmhurst College in 2012, Melissa made her way to the safe smoking haven of Colorado, where her love for live music and music blogging eventually led her to a part-time writing position with DOPE Magazine. Melissa enjoys medicating with indica-dominant hybrids, and will never say no to a big solventless glob. When she isn’t busy writing, Melissa loves spending her time in the mountains with friends, practicing her violin, and exploring the never-ending amounts of dank breweries and restaurants in Denver.

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