Durango just got a little greener: Say hello to The Green House

by Amanda Push

There’s a new sheriff in town. Well, not exactly, but there is a new dispensary. The Green House has been around for a hot minute in Pagosa Springs, and they’re spreading their green wings and opening up shop in Durango. You can find The Green House at 730 S. Camino Del Rio, just a few parking spaces away from Durango Harley-Davidson and The Rusty Shovel Saloon.

The Durango shop, like their Pagosa locations, is filled with a wide array of products. So, when you inevitably swing by for a visit, you should ask them about their penny joints. The Durango dispensary is having their official welcome-to-Durango party from 2-9 p.m. on October 5, and they’re going to have everything from food trucks to live music and giveaways.

We sat down with Dwayne Baird, the shop’s marketing director, to learn more about why the business came to Durango and what we can expect when visiting the new shop.

You guys have two dispensaries in Pagosa Springs. What made you decide to spread out to Durango?

Dwayne: The owners have been trying to come to Durango for a long time. They’ve had lot of opportunities, but they’ve been waiting for the right location. There’s something like 15,000 cars a day that drive by here on Camino Del Rio. We have good visibility.

What makes The Green Room unique to Durango?

Dwayne: We want to focus in on that we have something for everybody. We have a wide selection. We wanted to make sure there’s a lot of variety. We have lots of concentrates. We have lots of edibles. We have lots of pipes. We’re high end, but we have something for everyone. We have $5 grams but we also have $20 grams.

What products are you most excited about for this store?

Dwayne: Local flower. We are really excited about working with local growers. So we’re working closely with Durango Cannabis Company and a new one, Lava Lamp Botanicals. We’re trying really hard to focus on local growers. We bring some of our own flower from Pagosa, as well as another grower we work with in Ignacio. We work with growers all over Colorado, but primarily we have local flower. That’s really what we want to showcase. We have some really cool local growers. Durango Cannabis Company is a really good company. We got in on Lava Lamp’s second harvest. We’ve been part of the community for a long time. People divide Pagosa and Durango, and we don’t want to have that division here. We want to be part of those communities.

What kind of work went into turning this space from an office to a dispensary?

Dwayne: We did a reasonable amount of work. After we took out the cubicle spaces, we poured a new epoxy floor and built these custom cases. There was quite a bit of work that went into it.

Tell us about the grand opening party.

Dwayne: We’re going to have at least one band, if not two. Red Eyed Djinn is confirmed. We are trying to get some food trucks here, but we’re going to have live music, we’re going to have giveaways. We have 14 vendors confirmed for pop-ups. This event is not just to let everyone know that we’re here, but it’s about product education. While it’s nice to focus on one or two vendors, we carry a wide variety. Our bud tenders are really well trained. It’s really nice to hear right from the sales reps, the guys that are making these products. Not only are we going to have product reps here, but we’re going to have grower reps as well. I have Lava Lamps coming out. I think Durango Cannabis Company is coming out, and our own grower might be coming out from Pagosa. We’re trying to showcase all the product, have representation, and we’re trying to do education.

Amanda Push


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