Education Strains | August 9, 2022

Identifying Strains: Landrace vs. Heirloom Cannabis Strains

Identifying Strains: Landrace vs. Heirloom Cannabis Strains By Gregg Padula Just twenty years ago, the introduction of a new cannabis hybrid into the relatively shallow strain pool was a profound moment. Due to prohibition, the quality and availability of new varieties relied solely on word of mouth. One way hype built up was through niche […]

Solar News | August 5, 2022

byky Launches “byky Minis” – Bon Bon Two-Pack

byky Launches “byky Minis” Adding On-The-Go, Bon Bon Two-Pack Option to its Line of Paleo + Vegan Artisanal Chocolate & Confectionery Cannabis Edibles  byky Minis Will Go To Market with Two of its Popular Mood-Based Flavors: Hazelnut Espresso (Designed to Uplift) & Mint Ganache 1:1 (Designed to Relax) SOMERSET, Mass. (August 5, 2022) byky – the […]

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Solar Announces Inaugural Disc Golf Invitational

Solar Cannabis Co. Announces Inaugural “Solar Invitational”, A Disc Golf Tournament and B2B Networking Event at Maple Hill on Thursday, September 15, 2022 Massachusetts-Based Cannabis Operator to Host Industry B2B Mixer Featuring Food & Beverage, Live Music and Scramble-Style Disc Golf Tournament at World’s Top-Rated Course   SOMERSET, Mass. (August 5, 2022) Solar Cannabis Co. (Solar) today […]

Edibles Solar News | July 29, 2022

Solar Power: A Fast-Acting, Cannabis Infused Energy Shot!

SOMERSET, Mass. (July 29, 2022) Solar Cannabis Co. (Solar) today announced the official launch of its cannabis-infused “Solar Power” Energy Shot – a first to the Massachusetts cannabis market.  Solar – a leading vertically integrated cannabis operator in the State of Massachusetts – has officially launched “Solar Power,” its fast-acting line of cannabis-infused products. Solar […]

Lifestyle Solar News | July 23, 2022

Solar Partners with Maple Hill Disc Golf Course

SOMERSET, Mass. (July 22, 2022) Solar Cannabis Co. (Solar) today announced its official partnership with Maple Hill Disc Golf Course (Maple Hill) as its presenting sponsor throughout the 2022 and 2023 seasons.  Solar (a leading vertically integrated cannabis operator in the State of Massachusetts) and Maple Hill (the top-ranked disc golf course in the world) […]

Solar News | July 15, 2022

Solar’s High-Test C02 Distillate Vape Carts!

Solar Cannabis Co. Delivers High-Test, High TAC C02 Distillate Vape Carts to Massachusetts Market Massachusetts-Based Cannabis Operator Drops Premium Vape Cart Line Unique to The Baystate including Watermelon, Mango Kush, Mimosa, and Pineapple Express   SOMERSET, Mass. (July 15, 2022) Solar Cannabis Co. (Solar) today announced the official release of its high-THC, high-TAC (Total Active Cannabinoids) […]

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SouthCoast Feel Good Spot: Troy City Yoga

Solar’s Feel Good Spots on the SouthCoast: Troy City Yoga, Fall River With the warm New England weather finally here, it’s time to get outside and explore! From walking trails to beaches, shops to spas, we’ve got a little bit of everything to offer curious day-trippers. Let Solar, your favorite SouthCoast dispensary, be your guide!     […]

Solar News | July 11, 2022

Meet Your Solar Team!

Meet Your Solar Team!  Tina Lozada is one of our Packaging Associates at Solar! Tina has been part of the Solar Fam for nearly a year. She likes working for Solar because it is a fairly new company and that offers unlimited opportunities for advancement.  In her free time, Tina enjoys being creative using a […]

Lifestyle | July 7, 2022

SouthCoast Feel Good Spot: Strawberry Moon

Solar’s Feel Good Spots on the SouthCoast With the warm New England weather finally here, it’s time to get out and explore!  Strawberry Moon in South Dartmouth, MA, Marion, MA & Warren, RI Strawberry Moon is a crystal lover’s dream shop. Their singular mission is to raise the vibrations of the world through love and […]

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Education | June 28, 2022

Be a Little Bubbly: An Introduction to Bubble Hash

Cannabis Concentrates: An Introduction to Bubble Hash Solvent-Free, Full-Spectrum “Ice Water Hash” By: Gregg Padula New to cannabis concentrates?  Bubble hash might just be the perfect place to start exploring cannabis concentrates! A solvent-free cannabis extract, bubble hash stands out in the cannabis product mix as a fresh superstar for a new generation.  What is […]

Health & Wellness Lifestyle | June 24, 2022

SouthCoast Feel Good Spot: Munn Preserve

Solar’s Feel Good Spots on the SouthCoast! With the warm New England weather finally here, it’s time to get outside and explore!   Munn Preserve in Mattapoisett  Munn Preserve offers a leisurely walk through the woods on the eastern shore of Brandt Island Cove heading south to the salt marsh. The marsh is a great place […]

Solar Cannabis Co, Stone Road and LGBTQ+ Network of New Bedford Celebrate Pride

In the News Lifestyle Solar News | June 20, 2022

Solar Cannabis Co. Celebrates Pride Month with Stone Road and South Coast LGBTQ+ Network

Solar, Stone Road, and South Coast LGBTQ+ Network Celebrate Pride Month and Beyond Massachusetts-Based Cannabis Operator Unites West Coast Brand and Local Diversity and Inclusion Group to Raise Funds and Awareness SOMERSET, Mass. (June 17, 2022) Solar Cannabis Co. (Solar) today announced partnership with the South Coast LGBTQ+ Network of New Bedford (The Network) in […]

Lifestyle Solar News | June 15, 2022

Meet Professional Boxer Rob “The Golden Boy” Nolette – Our Latest Brand Ambassador

Solar Cannabis Co. Tags Professional Boxer Rob “The Golden Boy” Nolette As Its Latest Brand Ambassador Massachusetts-Based Cannabis Operator Partners with Providence Native as Its New Product Spokesperson SOMERSET, Mass. (June 15, 2022) Solar Cannabis Co. (Solar) today announced its partnership with Providence-based professional boxer and social media marketer Rob “The Golden Boy” Nolette as […]

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Education Lifestyle | June 7, 2022

Meet Solar’s Featured Artist Kyle Travis

Artist Kyle Travis: COMPLEx creative visions Featured Artist at Solar Cannabis Co. Tuesday, June 7, 2022 Solar’s featured artist, Kyle Travis of Apocpoet Art, lives in a world of abstract themes and concepts. A deeply spiritual person, his artwork is said to be a window into his body and soul. This New England artist’s online […]

Strains | May 27, 2022

Solar Cultivar Review: Hella Jelly

  Meet Hella Jelly High-Flying Euphoria Awaits Review By: Gregg Padula I recently had the chance to try out Hella Jelly, a fire strain with a complex terpene profile, cultivated by Solar Cannabis Co. Produced by California breeder Humboldt Seed Company, Hella Jelly is the sativa-leaning offspring of its proprietary strains, Notorious THC and Very Cherry.   […]

Watermelon Lemonade Unwind CBD 1:1 Gummies by Solar Cannabis Co.

Edibles Solar News | May 26, 2022

Unwind with Solar Watermelon Lemonade 1:1 Gummies

Solar Launches Watermelon Lemonade Gummy with CBD Solar Cannabis Co. is thrilled to announce the latest addition to its lineup of plant-based gummies, Watermelon Lemonade 1:1 Unwind Gummies.  Designed to help relax and ease body and mind, these gummies are the first Solar edibles made with CBD, and the fifth effects-based flavor released in a […]

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Cultivation Education | May 25, 2022

The Sun is What Separates Us

Sustainable cannabis Cultivation fueled by the sun By: Gregg Padula Since opening its doors in Somerset, MA in 2019, Solar Cannabis Co. (Solar) has become one of  New England’s most sustainable and most exciting players in the retail cannabis arena. Its state-of-the-art operation is the first and largest sun-fueled indoor cultivation facility of its kind […]

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Edibles Health & Wellness Lifestyle | May 20, 2022

byky: inspired by plants

superfood Plant-based cannabis edibles Holistic nutritionist, Kyleen Keenan, is the heart and soul behind byky, a new line of plant-based cannabis edibles powered by Solar Cannabis Co. (Solar) With a passion for plant-based living and a decade of experience working with nutrient-dense, organic raw chocolate, Ky has so far crafted 4 delicious flavors of dark […]

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Cultivation Education Health & Wellness Lifestyle Solar News | April 19, 2022

Solar Cannabis Co. Officially Launches Quarterly Digital Publication “STONED”

NOTE from the editor Happy spring, friends! I’m absolutely thrilled to unveil the very first issue of STONED, Solar’s new quarterly e-magazine dedicated to keeping you up-to-date on all things Solar. Learn about upcoming events, check out featured artists, and find interesting educational content to help you curate your best canna-lifestyle! In this issue of […]

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Edibles In the News Solar News | January 20, 2022

byky vegan + paleo artisanal cannabis edibles powered by Solar Cannabis Co.

  Solar Cannabis Co. Launches byky to Bring First-Ever Paleo + Vegan Artisanal Chocolate & Confectionery Cannabis Edibles to the Massachusetts Market Edibles byky Will Go To Market with Three Mood-Based Chocolate Bon Bons: Hazelnut Espresso (Uplift); Salted Caramel Cashew (Rejuvenate) & Maple Almond Butter (Dream) Solar Cannabis Co. (Solar) today announced the launch of […]

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Solar News | December 3, 2021

Solar Cannabis Co. to Open Seekonk Retail Dispensary with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, December 9, 2021

SOMERSET, Mass. (December 3, 2021) Solar Cannabis Co. (Solar) today announced that the opening of its Seekonk, MA adult-use cannabis dispensary is scheduled for December 9, 2021 at 9AM. Solar’s Seekonk cannabis dispensary, which is conveniently located on Rt. 6 across from Seekonk Speedway, is the second of three Solar adult-use retail shops in Massachusetts […]

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In the News Solar News | November 12, 2021

Stone Road Farms Partners Announces Partnership with Solar Cannabis Co.

California-Based Stone Road farms will work with Solar cannabis co. to bring its products to massachusetts market Stone Road, a California-based line of premium, sustainably-grown cannabis products, has announced their partnership with Massachusetts-based Solar Cannabis Co. to bring Stone Road’s line of products to The Commonwealth this January. The deal marks the first high-end, yet […]

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In the News Solar News | November 11, 2021

Solar Partners with American Legion to Raise Funds and Awareness During Month of November

Solar Cannabis Co. REtails custom-branded camo Snapback hats to raise funds for Veterans & Children Foundation  In honor of Veteran’s Day, all throughout November, Solar will be retailing limited edition camo snapback hats exclusively at its Somerset  Dispensary. 100% of proceeds will go to support The American Legion’s Veterans & Children Foundation. This is the […]

In the News Solar News | November 5, 2021

Solar Supports Ellie Fund for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Solar Cannabis Co. Raises $1,200 to Support MA Breast Cancer Patients In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this past October, Solar Cannabis Co. committed to raising funds for local organization Ellie Fund. Based in the metrowest town of Needham, Ellie Fund provides essential support services for breast cancer patients in Massachusetts. The team at Solar Cannabis Co., along with […]

Education Lifestyle | October 28, 2021

Meet Solar’s Featured Artist Bianca DePaoli

 Artist Bianca DePaoli: Breaking Out of the Darkness Featured Artist at Solar Cannabis Co. Friday, October 10, 2021 Local Massachusetts artist Bianca DePaoli is a self-taught, multi-faceted artist focused on creating pieces which highlight the juxtaposition of brutality and beauty.  Her style alters and reflects on the phase she is currently engulfed in. Watch […]

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Edibles Solar News | October 18, 2021

Solar Cannabis Co. Enters Edibles Market with Plant-Based Gummies Made With “Real Ingredients”

Solar Launches Vegan Gummy Line with Three Mood-Based Flavors Solar Cannabis Co. (Solar) today announced the launch of its plant-based cannabis-infused edible gummy line, which feature three effects-based flavors, and are immediately available for retail and wholesale purchase through its Somerset dispensary. Designed by award-winning chef and holistic nutritionist Kyleen Keenan, Solar’s gummies are made […]

Ed Dow CEO Solar Eco-Friendly Energy-Independent Cannabis Cultivation

Education Solar News | July 22, 2021

CannaInsider Podcast: Solar CEO on Eco-Friendly, Sustainable Cannabis Cultivation

SOLAR Is Paving the Way In ECO-FRIENDLY, Sustainable CANNABIS CULTIVATION Does indoor cannabis cultivation have to come with environmental drawbacks? Not anymore, as exemplified by Solar.  Since our inception we have been implementing innovative ways to minimize emissions, cut costs and increase sustainability across the board.  We are proud to call ourselves the first energy-independent […]

Solar News | November 5, 2020

Solar and Clear Path for Veterans New England Announce Partnership During November and Beyond

Massachusetts-based Cannabis Manufacturer Partners with New England Veterans Advocacy Organization to Help Raise Awareness and Support Solar Therapeutics (Solar) – America’s only energy-independent cannabis company – today announced its partnership with Clear Path for Veterans New England (CP4VNE) in efforts to help raise visibility and deliver support for its wellness-based Veterans’ Community Center located in […]

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Solar Featured as November Cover Story of Cannabis Business Times

Why (and How) Solar Therapeutics Built Its Own Power Grid to Grow Cannabis Indoors With a combined heat and power system that leverages solar technology and highly controlled environments, Massachusetts-based Solar Therapeutics hopes to take its model across state lines. Solar Therapeutics is part cultivation company, part power plant, and the company is looking to replicate […]

In the News | October 27, 2020

Solar Featured in Cannabis Tech

  Ahead of the Curve: A Case Study in Sustainability Commercial cannabis facilities are resource-heavy operations. Indoor cultivation requires intensely bright lights, which often require immense amounts of electricity and produce significant heat. To control the temperature in massive grow rooms, cultivators must install huge industrial HVAC systems, only adding to the electrical load. Factor […]

In the News | September 14, 2020

Solar Featured in Forbes

5 Illuminating Questions With Ed Dow, CEO Solar Therapeutics Cannabis These days, it’s difficult to not see a new marijuana facility or pot shop opening in states where cannabis has been legalized (medically, recreationally, or both). And while it’s great to see this young industry flourish, there’s a major concern that comes with the territory […]

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Solar News | June 11, 2020

Adult-Use Dispensary Reopening Guidelines for June 11, 2020

Solar’s Somerset dispensary reopens doors for adult-use sales KEY INFO TO KNOW FOR THE REOPENING Here’s what customers need to know and what our employees are doing to keeping things safe. Starting Thursday, June 11th, Solar will be reopening adult-use cannabis dispensary for sales. Solar will remain in compliance with Massachusetts reopening guidelines.    According […]

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Solar News | June 4, 2020

Solar Gives Massachusetts First Fully-Sustainable Harvest

Solar’s fully-sustainable cannabis A first in THe commonwealth America’s Only Energy-Independent Cannabis Cultivation Facility Releases Two Strains From First Harvest Solar Therapeutics (Solar) is proud to announce that it has successfully harvested its first fully-sustainable crop of cannabis flower, which officially hit the shelves at its Somerset dispensary location. True to Solar’s mission of providing […]

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Solar’s CEO Featured in Leafly As Massachusetts Reopens Phase I Businesses

Massachusetts marijuana stores to reopen on Monday After two months of total shutdown, adult-use cannabis sales in Massachusetts are set to resume next Monday, May 25. But don’t expect a quick return to business as usual. “We’ll probably bring on more staff than we need for the first day or two in the hopes that […]

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Solar’s Sustainable Approach to Cannabis Cultivation Featured in Different Leaf Magazine

cannabis & sustainability Eco-Friendly Cannabis Cultivation Is Good For The Environment and For Business It’s well known that indoor cannabis cultivation uses a lot of energy. According to the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, a grow facility can consume ten times the power of a comparable office building, and a frequently cited 2012 article in the […]

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Solar News | June 3, 2020

Solar’s Cannabis Drive-Thru Offers Customers Quick Pickup

What Lines? Solar’s Cannabis drive-thru a hit with customers Solar’s Somerset Facility Offers Customers Alternatives To Long Waits With Expedited Cannabis Drive-Thru Services With Phase 1 of Massachusetts’ reopening well underway, adult-use pot shops throughout the Commonwealth have resumed sales. Now, customers that have been waiting for access to recreational cannabis have been granted their […]

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In the News Solar News | May 22, 2020

Adult-Use Reopening Guidelines for May 25, 2020

stop waiting in long lines! our cannabis DRIVE THRU gets you in and out! KEY INFO TO KNOW FOR THE REOPENING Here are the steps we’re taking to keep our customers & employees safe. Starting Monday, May 25th, Solar will be reopening adult-use cannabis sales. All transactions will be accomplished through curbside pickup at our […]

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In the News | May 14, 2020

NBC 10 (Providence) Talks with Solar Thera As Mass. Reopening Looms

Massachusetts marijuana dispensaries hope to open in phase one With May 18th looming, business owners throughout Massachusetts are anxiously awaiting to hear which phase of Governor Baker’s reopening roll out their industry will fall under. Cannabis remains one of the Massachusetts-based industries that have been suffering since the shelter-in-place order and is ineligible for federal […]

In the News | May 11, 2020

Solar Thera Featured on NBC 10 (Providence)

Recreational pot shops hurting during pandemic, excluded from federal help Nearly months into the shelter-in-place order, Massachusetts businesses are continuing to take a big hit. Among those businesses feeling the heat are adult-use marijuana dispensaries. Not only are these shops hurting, but they’ve also been excluded from receiving federal-level COVID-19 funds. “The silver lining is […]

In the News | May 7, 2020

Solar Thera Goes 1 on 1 with Bobby Nugz of Dig Boston

UNIQUE CANNABIS DISPENSARY SEARCHES FOR SUNLIGHT THROUGH PANDEMIC During a time of global pandemic it’s difficult to navigate such uncharted waters. Since the shelter-in-place order, every individual, business and industry alike has had to pivot in hopes of surviving such harsh conditions. There aren’t too many businesses that have gone unschathed since the arrival of […]

In the News | May 6, 2020

Solar Therapeutics Featured in Power Technology

Off-grid: how soaring cannabis markets are forcing an energy rethink As we know it, the indoor cannabis industry ranks second-highest in energy consumption in the United States – only second to data storage centers. Imagine that? And If you haven’t heard, the industry isn’t going away. In fact, it’s only continuing to grow on a […]

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Continuing Education Seminar: Clean Slate: Expunging and Sealing Criminal Records in Massachusetts

Clean Slate: Expunging and Sealing Criminal Records in Massachusetts As part of Solar Therapeutics’ Positive Impact Plan, Gerald Gerrimond (Solar’s Head of Security) held a free seminar at Corky Row in Fall River to educate on expungement and sealing criminal records for marijuana-related offenses. Learning Objectives Expungement in Massachusetts 101 Knowing Your Rights Time-Based Expungement […]

Education | April 10, 2020

Continuing Education: Cannabis Plant Life Cycle 101

Solar Thera and SMART Team Up For Cannabis-Focused Educational WEBINAR Overview: Just how much do you know about the marijuana plant? As the cannabis industry evolves and becomes more of a commonplace in our culture, it’s important to have a baseline understanding of exactly where the products we use come from. To help continue education […]

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In the News | April 1, 2020

Solar Therapeutics Featured on NBC NEWS

Cannabis Users, Shops Suffer High Anxiety After Mass. Shuts Down Recreational Sales In response to the COVID-19 Virus outbreak, Solar Therapeutics CEO (Edward Dow) sat down with NBC News’ Mansee Khurana to discuss how the global pandemic has affected the Cannabis Industry in Massachusetts and how it’s directly impacting sales and consumer trends.  “This mandated […]

In the News | March 25, 2020

PLEASE READ: Update on COVID-19 Virus from Solar Therapeutics

To Our Valued Customers, In light of the COVID-19 Virus and the State’s designation of recreational cannabis a non-essential business, we will be temporarily closing for the time being. ⁣ All of us here at Solar Thera want to thank you for your patience and continued support throughout these trying times. We will come out […]

In the News | May 15, 2019

Solar Thera in the WPRI News

News Link SOMERSET, Mass. (WPRI) — The South Coast is set to get another marijuana dispensary this spring. This time, in Somerset. Solar Therapeutics CEO Edward Dow says the company called for its Final Certificate of Registration (FCR) about three weeks ago, which can be about a month-long process. Dow says the Cannabis Control Commission […]

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Somerset Earth Day Celebration!

Somerset Earth Day Celebration Link May 26th 2019 12PM – 2PM @ Somerset Town Hall Hosted by Somerset Keep-It-Clean “Looking to get the community together and support a common goal and keep less of a foot print in Somerset. We have been doing this for a few years now, and have seen major improvements in […]