The History of Green Gold Healing
Freedom Isn’t Free
Lynn Thomas — or just Thomas to his friends — proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2003 to 2009, serving multiple deployments to Iraq. When his service term was complete, he faced an uphill battle managing chronic pain from his combat injuries and PTSD. The prescriptions from the VA were causing more harm than good, so he looked to cannabis for help. When he told his VA doctor about his frustration with the prescriptions and the success he experienced with cannabis, he was punished immediately.
A victim of Florida’s Baker Act, Thomas was locked up in a psych ward , citing “illicit drug use” by the VA. Feeling betrayed and abandoned by the very system he served, Thomas left Florida en route for California to experience the freedom to choose plant medicine over pharmaceuticals. This was the beginning of his career journey within the cannabis industry.
A New Mission Begins
In August 2016, Green Gold Healing opened its first cannabis consumption lounge in California. Later that year in October, their second cannabis social club was opened. The success of the first two locations allowed for international expansion, and in 2019 Thomas opened the Green Gold lounge in Barcelona, Spain.
Through the pandemic, it became clear that our community needed access to more plant medicine options. In 2022 Green Gold opened its first brick-and-mortar store to serve the greater Tampa area — fittingly just outside of Plant City. This was when our team was formed, and our mission truly began.
Today, Thomas actively serves in the local Weed for Warriors Chapter, reconnecting with his brothers and sisters who share similar stories of military service and a desire to make plant medicine more accessible.
High-Potent Service to Our Community
Along the way, Green Gold cannabinoid products have helped hundreds of people. From severe burn victims to the very first medical cannabis patient approved for a transplant, access to high-potency cannabinoid-infused products has positively impacted both the veterans and civilians of our community.
We know just how important education is to curate a great experience — that’s why we offer free one-on-one consultations and educational classes on Wednesday evenings. We encourage you, your close friends and your family to join us in exploring the different cannabinoids we offer in our products and how to use them properly.
Our primary product offerings have the Green Gold Healing name, because we’ve formulated and sourced the hemp ourselves. We’ve curated a few trusted brands to give you more options.
Meet the Green Gold Healing Team
The diverse backgrounds of our team members are what make us so strong. Together, we’re working towards the goal of destroying the stigma about cannabis through education.
Thomas, a visionary entrepreneur and retired marine, spearheads the company’s remarkable journey. With an impressive 12-year tenure in the cannabis industry, Thomas has amassed extensive knowledge and expertise across all facets of the business. From cultivating award-winning crops to crafting exceptional extracts, his unwavering commitment to excellence has firmly established him as a distinguished figure in the field.
Dedicated to the belief that cannabis has the power to save lives, Thomas has invested his heart and soul into the success of the company. His unyielding determination and relentless pursuit of providing transformative experiences through CBD, THC, and rare cannabinoids drive his mission. Thomas is driven by the goal of educating individuals about the myriad benefits of these remarkable compounds, with a special emphasis on the therapeutic potential of rare or minor cannabinoids.