Giving Danks for Pie Season

By Kristy Gustafson

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As cannabis pumpkin pie season makes its way to a bittersweet close, we want to thank our incredible edible-loving customers, Colorado dispensary partners and rockstar staff for making it a YUGE success. The season might be ending, but let the memories of pie-loving indulgence carry on.

In case you missed out this year (or just need to fill the pie-less void until next season’s return), here’s a roundup of some of our favorite pictures and comments from our one and only Sweet Grass fam. Enjoy!

 @greenlovedenver

@greenlovedenver

Shanny D: “🤤🤤🤤🙌🏼 Get in mah belly”

 @denverdankenstein

@denverdankenstein

Molly P: “COME TO MAMA”

 @noahs_glass

@noahs_glass

Wax Edibles: “I would die 💀 for this jk but omg 🤤🤤🤤”

 @303milehigh420

@303milehigh420

Athena F: “It was absolutely delicious and I can’t wait to eat more 💚💖😊”

 @pheefrecoe

@pheefrecoe

Grace B: “I was told I couldn’t buy 8 of them because that’s all our store ordered and I have to leave SOME for the customers 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️“

 @dank_keepingkind

@dank_keepingkind

Jaffy J: “You guys rock! Keep up the amazing work 🙏❤️”

 @b_wellcolorado

@b_wellcolorado

Danielle D: “That crust is 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥”


Still got pie pics to post? Tag us for a chance to get featured on the Sweet Grass Kitchen Instagram story! And stay tuned for our next seasonal pie flavor dropping early next year.

One to Work, Two to Hang Out: The Lowdown on Cannabis Microdosing

By Kristy Gustafson

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Remember that one friend in college who tried their first weed brownie, space cake, or whatever other homemade “canna-coction” they could get their hands on, and, to say the least… it didn’t end very well? Hey, maybe you were that friend in college. (We’re not here to judge. We’ve all been there.)

But, fast forward to today and thanks to testing requirements and endless breakthroughs in the industry, edibles have come a long way since these hazy, paranoia-filled days where you felt like the world was ending. In their place are safely infused baked goods, chewing gum, sodas, popcorn, beef jerky – you name it! (If it tastes good and can pair somewhat well with weed, chances are it probably exists somewhere in the 420 stratosphere.) And as more of these product innovations continue to hit the shelves and become more widely accepted, more versatile audiences are entering the scene. With it, more companies are figuring out a new golden rule for their product lines to ensure there’s a little something for everyone:

less is more.

Now, that’s not to say people don’t love getting high. Last year, Sweet Grass Kitchen got over 2.5 million people high with our yummy confections – a statistic we most certainly pride ourselves on. In the same year, we also introduced our 2.5mg Buttermelts, which at the time was the lowest-serving cannabutter edible in all of Colorado.

Likened to a glass of wine or a beer, these micro servings of THC closely align with Colorado’s Start Low, Go Slow campaign, and allow the canna-curious and seasoned stoner alike to find their comfort zone when it comes to dosing.

This microdosing approach is quickly becoming the fastest rising sector in the industry, with experts calling it the “future of marijuana.” In this form of THC consumption, “cannabis becomes more like an herbal supplement,” says Christie Strong of Kiva Confections. You get the elevated health benefits “without fear of excessive psychoactivity interfering.”

And, of course, there’s always more to go around when the time is right. Just like your favorite libation, all it takes is one to work, two to hang out™. In the spirit of that, our 2.5mg Mojito Mint Buttermelts are just the ticket. So, kick back and have a “drink” on us! Or maybe two…

Now available at all Green Solution locations! Click here to find a location near you.

Why CBD Edibles Are Taking the Cannabis World By Storm

By Kristy Gustafson

In recent years, cannabis has successfully climbed its way towards the top of the wellness sector, and it’s no surprise why.

From studies demonstrating health benefits such as pain relief, help with anxiety, and so forth, it’s no wonder so many health-conscious people are turning to this amazing plant.

One reason in particular?

CBD.

Also known as THC’s mellow and non-psychoactive cousin, this particular compound, according to a recent article by High Times, “can aid sleep, boost athletic recovery and elevate your mood, allowing you to truly thrive,” without the ‘high.’

When fused with THC, the two compounds create a synergistic effect on the body – similar to that of the ‘whole plant medicine’ we refer to with our full-flower cannabutter.

For these two cannabinoids in particular, it creates somewhat of a balancing act.

Research suggests that CBD can actually calm the psychoactive effects of THC, which is especially ideal for those who fear an uncomfortable experience of feeling “too high.”

When it comes to CBD edibles specifically, the benefits don’t stop there.

For example, if you’re looking for a CBD effect that will truly last, try opting for a CBD edible versus smoking it.

When combined with food, this means the CBD is being released slowly over long periods of time as the food itself is digested. The result, Green Flower Media says, can last between two and four hours longer than inhaled CBD.  

Since it is non-psychotropic, meaning it doesn’t get you high like THC does, CBD edibles are also a great option for people who tend to feel overly anxious or paranoid when ingesting cannabis.

Well, don’t just take our word for it. See what all the fuss is about.

You know where to find us!  

 

 

Full Flower... Full Effect. It’s Science.

By Kristy Gustafson

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There may be plenty of edibles in the cannabis-laden sea, but when it comes to the best, there are only few who pass the test.

For baked goods specifically, it’s important to understand that not all products are made equal. Hash spray or leftover trim? Do yourself a favor and swipe left on those real quick…

Full-flower cannabutter? Now we’re talking.

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If you follow us on social media, you’re probably familiar with the phrase “Cannabutter is better.” Not only have humans been ingesting butter for thousands of years, but when infused with cannabis, the plant naturally binds with the fat (in the butter and in our bodies) resulting in a clean, mind and body high that truly lasts.

Combined with the full flower? That’s when the real magic starts to happen.

So what the hell does “full-flower” even mean??

We’re so glad you asked!

As our founder and boss lady, Julie Berliner, explains it, when you bake an apple pie, you pick the fruit and leave behind the sticks and leaves. Seems pretty self-explanatory, right?

For the same reason, we only use the natural ratio of trim and bud (aka the full flower) in our butter to replicate what actually happens in nature. And, of course, to guarantee the best flavor and effect.

Science calls this “whole plant medicine.” And here’s why...

The cannabis plant is estimated to have over one hundred compounds known as cannabinoids. THC and CBD ring a bell? Thought so… And yes, these just barely scratch the surface.

When you isolate compounds such as these, you’re isolating the synergies.

Translation please…?

As MassRoots explains it, “While many of these chemicals have therapeutic value on their own, the theory of whole plant medicine suggests that these compounds are most medicinal when used in combination with each other. This heightened efficacy is due to a phenomenon known as the ‘entourage effect.’ [This] is what happens when various compounds work in harmony to create synergistic effects on the body.

Just like our own bodies, there’s countless of parts at work for any given motion or action. There’s no ‘i’ in team, and – you guessed it – there’s none in “full-flower cannabutter” either.

Do yourself a favor, and taste the difference today.

Full flower… Full effect. Seriously, it’s science.

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A Tale As Sweet As Cannabutter: The SGK Story

Once upon a time... 

(circa 2009...), there lived a lady boss named Julie Berliner.

Together, with the help of a killer chocolate cookie recipe, she embarked on a journey to launch a cannabis bakery unlike any other.

Today, Sweet Grass Kitchen offers its delicious cannabutter and distillate infused edibles to nearly 500 dispensaries around Colorado.

See how the rest of our story unfolds...