Month: July 2014

What does it take for large-scale cannabis growers to go totally organic? For Solstice, going “100% Organic” meant nine months of research, trial and error, honest sweat, and a deeper commitment to sustainability. Going organic all began with research into equipment that could aid with cultivation, from trimmers (which you can check out by reading […]

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The Emerging Science of Cannabidiol (CBD): An Argument for Keeping Medical Marijuana Laws Independent of Recreational Marijuana Laws Strain-specific properties of cannabis have been observed for centuries. Plants that are grown for hemp-related uses are not useful for recreational purposes, since they are deliberately selected for fiber quality and low concentrations of the psychoactive molecule, […]

Joe Fryer of NBC News stopped by Solstice headquarters in Seattle on Monday, July 7, 2014. NBC News reported on the opening day of selling adult-use recreational cannabis in Washington state. Fryer talked to Solstice founder Alex Cooley about the rollout of legal cannabis, Solstice’s mindful approach to retail cannabis production, and why some of […]

Solstice founders Alex Cooley and Will Denman recently wrote an article that was published by world-renowned British publication The Guardian, “the world’s leading liberal voice.” The article, which appears on, reports on the first day of selling recreational cannabis in Seattle and Washington state. Cooley and Denman also detailed their experience with Washington’s Initiative […]