Reminiscing of past Hempfests… always such a stoned memory. Our Seattle Hempfest weekends usually started in Bremerton. My friends and I would congregate for the free ferry ride to Seattle where we would roll joints in the bathroom to gear up for the brutal walk North. Once we landed in Seattle if we weren’t feeling bougee enough to flag down a bike cart we would get to stepping quickly so we could start sparking those freshly rolled joints in the safety of the Hempfest gates.
Before a recreational market was established in Washington my friends and I would always be super excited to accumulate edibles from various sources at Hempfest. Once a year we would have access to all these awesome new stoners that we would never get access to in our hometown little stoner circles. My strategy was always to seek out the hippiest looking grandmas because they would never disappoint when it came to dank ass edibles. Boy did I bite off more than I could chew one or two times, lets just thank god for the massive amount of food vendors that are available for us at the Munchie Market. Nowadays it’s very easy to get your hands on tasty baked goods or any type of edible with recreational stores scattered everywhere, my friends, we’re spoiled compared to how it used to be.
The more I think about it, Hempfest is like a weed smoker’s version of comic-con, it has everything, and anything weed related legally available, except for marijuana. So be smart; bring some doobies, blunts, vape pens, edibles, whatever your heart desires just practice good safe consumption habits, partake once you get inside the gates. Don’t forget to bring a little extra cash to avoid getting slaughtered by the ATM fee’s and lines. One more tip, you’re allowed to bring your own water through the gates. We all know what its like to get caught with some brutal cotton mouth on a dazed August day, so do yourself a favor and bring that thirst quencher.
Stay tuned as we amp up for Hempfest as we will be running
some in store sales to gear you up for the festivities. More to come on that as
we approach our holy weekend.
Hempfest is August 16-18 at Myrtle Edwards Park just west of Seattle Center. We might not be there officially as House of Cannabis, but you can bet your best nugs a few of us will be there in our free time so if you see us, give us a shout, and be prepared for an instantaneous smoke session to commence. Peace and Love ya’ll.
Editors’ Note: Check out the video, below, for a little history in to what stopped Tacoma Hempfest, just 8 years ago this summer.
Well, The Dandy Warhols (PDX) just got their tour underway, and DJ Rescue (Zia, their bass manipulator) does a series of after-show DJ sets at a watering hole after their legendary psych-rock gigs. The tour isn’t coming to Seattle, Tacoma, or Portland, but on June 22nd, 2019, DJ Rescue aka the one and only Ms Zia McCabe will be at Tacoma House of Cannabis on June 22nd 2019 from 7PM into the night, spinning some tunes! You can say ‘high’ and ask Zia to sign your Dandy merch. We will have some hardcard posters on hand to commemorate the event if you need something for her to shine. We are looking forward to having you in.
UPDATE 12:11AM 4/20/2019: It’s been a long day, but we have LOADS more product for 4/20 day! I’ll see you all there in less than 8 hours!
Tacoma House of Cannabis is doing it up right on 4/20 day BY STARTING ON 4/19, with a blistering set of deals on product with our unique vendor set. Get deals on all the awesome farms carried nowhere else on 38th St, and enjoy our debit/credit service with no fees. Not from us. Not from your bank.
So much good stuff…. Where to begin?
CONCENTRATES & CARTS 37.5% $8 Nat Canna Dabs *** $5/g 40% OFF Avitas 40% OFF Dorado 40% OFF Mantis Extracts Oregon Silver Tip 1g 40% OFF Luv8 40% OFF selected Heavenly Bud Concentrates 10% OFF Mantis Extracts (remainder of the line)
JOINTS/PRE-ROLLS $1.50 1g joints from sour face $1 0.5g joints from cyclops 20% off Dr Bonez joints 20% OFF Emerald City Growers
FLOWER/BUD 50% OFF MAD MARK FARMS Special 420 Ounces and Halves 50% OFF Wholesale Cannabis Co 420 Ounces 25% OFF Old McDonald Farm 1/8ths 25% OFF Mr Grimm 25% OFF NW Rootz 25% OFF Pilot 25% OFF The High Point 25% OFF Spady Bud 25% OFF High Tide 25% OFF Panoptic 25% OFF Stone Age Gardens 20% OFF Especial Cannabis flower 20% OFF Cowlitz 20% OFF NW Grown 20% OFF THCBD 20% OFF Delta 9 10% OFF Cyclops 10% OFF Cloud 9
At the end of February, I was invited by Center for the Study of Cannabis and Social Policy founder Dominic Corva to attend a private mixer and recognition party. The event was held in Seattle, WA, just under the monorail on 5th Ave, near the Belltown neighborhood. Of course, designated representatives of all the producers and processors who had entered their product in the competition were on hand to witness their potential victory as the cannabis competition results were released late in the evening.
I spent the early part of the evening consuming some fine cannabis from TopShelf Cannabis in the pre-roll format, chatting with some of the reps from Uncle Ike’s in Seattle, and visiting @RosinHoe in the dab room. I had my good friend and R&D/production guy at Optimum Extracts, Mag Hanfbauer, sharing my company, as well as my girlfriend, Heather, and a lot of industry types. Olalla soft drinks were present (I LOVED THE FRUIT PUNCH!), Heather was enjoying some CBD infused Ale from Coalition Brewing, and the dabs brought from personal stashes were flashing on terp-delivering e-nails up in the dab shack. I hit some amazing Hindu Kush from Puffin Farms (omg super terpy) and something amazing from Megan at Kush Creams (available at Tacoma House of Cannabis) on her ridiculous rig.
After quelling our desires for a warm, fuzzy “high” feeling, we settled in to our seats for a keynote speech from Dr. Ethan Russo. My mom, Grandma Cat Jeter, has always said that cannabis leads to harder things . . . like graduate school. Well, in this case, it led me to Dr. Russo’s talk, and it was nothing short of a seminar on the organic chemistry of the cannabis plant, including its cannabinoids and terpenes. I highly recommend you take the chance to watch the 57 minute video about terpenes and cannabinoids at the link in his name, above.
Dinner followed, and was a fabulous vegetarian Greek / Mediterranean catered spread from Eggs and Plants, the kitchen / eatery attached to the Seattle Glassblowing Studio. Falafel, tahini, red cabbage salad, hummus, pitas, and other wonderful goodies were stacked to the rafters, and delicious.
After dinner and a few more refreshments, we settled back in to the audience area and watched the awards ceremony unfold. Custom glass awards were blown by Seattle Glassblowing Studio (see Duncan Rolfson’s photo below) handed out one after the other to celebratory representatives from the competing farms (full results below).
As the evening came to a close, we said our goodbyes to friends new and old, thanked our hosts, and, taking with us some great knowledge about some amazing vendors, made our way safely into the night, onto the freeway, and home to Tacoma.
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Terpestival 2019 – Winning Entries
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Flower Earth Type I House of Cultivar Sugar Berry Scone
Flower Fuel Type I Artizen Galactic Glue
Flower Fruit Type I House of Cultivar Tropicana Cookies
Flower Fruit Type II Puffin Farms CBD Yummy
Flower Fruit Type III Millenium Green Ringo’s Gift
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Flower Floral Type II Millenium Green CBD Dream
Flower Floral Type III Trailblazin Harlequin
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CO2 Earth Puffin Farms Wifi OG
CO2 Fuel Puffin Farms Girl Scout Cookie
CO2 Fruit Optimum Extracts LA Ghost
CO2 Floral Puffin Farms Silver Bubble
BHO Earth Lazy Bee Wifi OG
BHO Fuel House of Cultivar OG Chem
BHO Fruit House of Cultivar Kosher Tangie
BHO Floral Solstice Shurman
Non Solvent Earth Cascade Gnome GG4
Non Solvent Fuel Secret Gardens of Washington SG
Non Solvent Fruit American Hash Makers
Non Solvent Floral American Hash Makers Omega
Plant-Derived Cartridge Earth Top Shelf
Plant-Derived Cartridge Fruit Optimum Extracts
Plant-Derived Cartridge Floral High Noon
Cannabis-Derived Cartridge Earth Puffin Farms
Cannabis-Derived Cartridge Fuel Lazy Bee Gelato
Cannabis-Derived Cartridge Fruit Ollala Sour
Beverage Ollala Pineapple Soda and Spiced
Vegan Edible Craft Elixirs Lorrie’s Sweet Potato
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