Flavored Vape Carts Return Feb 8th

Back in October the Center for Disease Control (CDC) declared a state of emergency from the national outbreak of pulmonary illness linked to vaping. Governor Jay Inslee, The State’s Board of Health, and the State’s Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) banned flavored vape cartridges from the marijuana industry in accordance with the national outbreak in hopes to save the children. Well guess what folks?! The storm has passed, the children are secure, and we’re getting our flavored vapes back.

The LCB sent out an email yesterday, January 23, briefing the rules going forward and the plan to re-implement flavored vape carts to the industry. The main points of the email are outlined below:

  • The State Board of Health emergency rule temporarily banning flavored vapor products remains in effect through February 7, 2020. On February 8, 2020, retailers may legally sell flavored vapor products.
  • As of February 8, 2020, you no longer are required to post the warning sign about the severe lung injury. 
  • The State Board of Health emergency rule temporarily banning vapor products with vitamin E acetate remains in effect until March 19.
  • The Board is expected to withdraw all LCB flavored-vapor-product rules that are tied to the State Board of Health rules.
  • Marijuana Vapor Product Ingredient Disclosure forms are still required to be submitted by all producer/processor and processor licensees for each vapor product. For more information, see the Links to Required Documents box on our Vapor and Public Health

Now I get to rant about the over regulation of our beloved LCB, and the fallout businesses deal with from them out thinking the room on this issue.

I get it, the CDC declared a state of emergency, and thats a big deal. Instead of looking toward the black market for the issue, our governor put a 4 month halt on legal, regulated businesses. This was a completely unnecessary move that messed with the production line of a lot of companies. For instance, lets take a company like Hellavated, who solely made flavored vapes, and take a closer look at how they were impacted.

Pre-October, Hellavated had a myriad of flavored vapes like strawberry, blueberry, watermelon, mint, yada yada, you get the picture. At any given time in our store we had at least 6 different flavors in disposable vape carts, full gram 510 threaded carts, and the pax pod line. They had flavor specific, color coded packaging, and hardware to go with each flavored product.

On October 9th, our governor deemed their product not safe for consumption. Hellavated then had to halt production and re-market and re-think their whole line of products to tailor to the new rules. I don’t have the specific stats nor do I need them to tell you this was not a cheap task, that could have very well crippled smaller businesses that didn’t have the capital to jump over this hurdle tossed in by the LCB.

Anyways fast forward to yesterday and the LCB abolished all the unnecessary over regulation of flavored vape carts effective February 8th. Vapor blazers everywhere rejoice.

FIRE ALERT @ Tacoma House of Cannabis

Top shelf buyers your time is now! We got an A+ lineup for top shelf 1/8ths in the store right now. Whether your looking for the most bang for your buck at the $35 price point or you want the most potent shit in the state and willing to spend the big bucks, we have something that will draw all the attention when you bust open the stash in front of the homies. I even broke it down further with favorites from the Tacoma House of Cannabis crew at our different top shelf price points.

PRO TIP!!! EVERY WEDNESDAY ALL TOP SHELF 1/8THS GO ON SALE 20% OFF ALL DAY LONG!!! YOUR WELCOME!!!

$50-1/8th

Dragon by Luv 8

The strain that needs no introduction, time after time I’ve labeled this one as the most potent, gassy, cough inducing strain in the store. If it weren’t for our manager Jenn’s recommendation we would have never even had this company on our radar and for that we all owe her an un-payable debt. I’ll warn you right here, once you smoke the Dragon by Luv8 it’s hard to find another strain that packs the same punch, so buyer beware.

Strawberry Milk and GMO by Lucky Devil

These two strains are the only other two that we sell at the prestigious $50 a 1/8th price point and once you indulge you’ll know why.  Whether you are looking for that fruity, strawberry, diesel-ey flavor from the Strawberry Milk, or you want those heavy, funky, earthy undertones of savory flavor from the GMO, you wont be disappointed with spending half a bill on these delightful strains. Sometimes you got to treat yourself.

$45-1/8th

Any other Luck Devil 1/8th

Wedding Cake, Jungle Cake, Gelato, Dolato, Larry Bird, Scooby Snacks, Grape Pie, Grape Tahoe Cookies, Tropicanna Cookies, Mimosa… holy shit the list for sure goes on. One thing I can honestly say about Lucky Devil is that I’ve never smoked a strain from this company that I wouldn’t absolutely endorse. Everything that they bring to market is of the upmost quality. Lucky Devil, Just Do it.

The Glue by Luv 8

Gorilla Glue #4, or as Luv8 would put it, The Glue. GG#4 is probably my all time favorite strain. It’s a well known one, and probably carried in just about every weed shop in the state. Because of the fact that everyone and their sister freaking grows a different version of this strain, whenever I try a new growers GG#4 I always try to compare it to Luv8’s The Glue. I have yet to find a better one, and not for lack of trying. The Glue by Luv8 is the answer to your GG#4 blues.

Point Break by Phat Panda

I’m always down for some funky, fruity, Tropicanna Cookies type of flavor in my weed; it’s not for everybody though. It takes a unique palette to thoroughly enjoy the classic Tropicanna weed flavor. It took one random morning with the persuasion of a hand rolled doobie by budtender Miguel for my doors to be opened to the magnificence of all that is the Point Break strain by Phat Panda. It has all the potency of their strain Trophy Wife crossed with the intense flavors of their Tropicanna Cookies. Miguel, I still owe you one for showing me this one.

$35-1/8th

Sin Mint Cookies by The High Point

I am willing to bet anyone that Tacoma House of Cannabis’ very own budtender George has smoked more Sin Mint Cookies than anybody, ever. This dude smokes so much Sin Mint Cookies we have to put a limit on how much of this shit he buys just so he doesn’t literally clean us out as soon as we re-up. George you gotta save some for the rest of us! Without even considering the excellent price point, Sin Mint Cookies is otherworldly. It has some of the most trichome ridden nugs in our store, topped off with a kick-ass, grounding, classic indica type of high. The Sin Mint Cookies is the heavy smoker’s choice, for a low price of $35 an 1/8th.

M.A.C., Runtz, and Biscotti by Loud

Loud has been bringing some serious heat lately. Three of their strains have been top sellers in our store the last week, and if you don’t grab them soon they will be gone. With that in mind these three need no more boasting, just know that if you don’t grab them now you’ll have to wait on the re-up. And trust when I say you do not want to do that to yourself.

Sherbet, Wedding Cake, and Peanut Butter Breath by Mr. Grimm

If I didn’t mention the re-stock on Mr. Grimm I’d be doing you all a disservice. If I only had to choose one of the strains from Mr. Grimm I’d probably pick the Peanut Butter Breath, but then to make that decision I’d have to ensure that I could still purchase a Sherbet and a Wedding Cake in the near future. Hell, I’d probably just have to get a gram of all three. Mental note for later; don’t do yourself a disservice, try all three.

Dank Priceline Negotiator: Cheapest Ounce

Date: January 3, 2020

Item: Lowest price for an ounce of buds

Area: Random bunch of Tacoma Stores

Verdict: Potzone @ $56.00

Notes: I simply called all the stores listed below and asked for their cheapest ounce price. This is probably our most often question we receive as budtenders answering the phone and sometimes the most tiresome. So, in spirit of playing devil’s advocate I challenge our readers to do this same thing as it can be kinda fun hearing the responses from different pot stores, and the layers of stoney people answering the phone. Also keep in mind that these prices fluctuate frequently so stay tuned for next week!

Data Pool:

Tacoma House of Cannabis: normally $100 but 40% off to $60

Zips: normally $80 25% off to $60

420 Tacoma: $95

High Society: $90

Diamond Green: $85

The Joint: I think the phone was left off the hook, couldn’t get a dialtone

The Potzone: $56

Mary Mart: $90

Clear Choice: $99

World of Weed: $69

Emerald Leaves: $70