Better Know a Stoner Song – “Day N’ Nite” by Kid Cudi

Kid Cudi has no problem tackling serious issues in his lyrics. We’ve all felt a little hopeless and lost some times, but my personal takeaway is that the subject of this song is a self medicating man with is grappling with some large questions surrounding his life. We’ve all been there, right?

The lonely stoner is swimming through self reflection, life analysis, romance remembrance, and a path forward. It’s kind of sad, but hey — we don’t always turn to cannabis during a party, do we?

Am I off-base, here?

Better know a stoner song – “Smoke It (Big Bass 2020)” by The Dandy Warhols

We’re back, with another stoner song. The Dandy Warhols of Portland, OR, have re-tuned and re-mixed their 2005 hit “Smoke It”, to help seven States that recently legalized the herb celebrate their legal conquest. The Dandys have a history replete with cannabis references in their music, and the band logo has a weed leaf just below a classic VW bus, for crying out loud. They played the Marijuana Policy Project fundraiser at The Playboy Mansion in 2008, with such luminaries as Jack Herer, Vivian McPeak, and Eddy Lepp in attendance.

Bassist Zia McCabe was our first celebrity visitor at House of Cannabis – Tacoma, back in 2018. Their most recent release, “Why You So Crazy” (iTunes Music, Spotify) features several Neo-psychedelic tracks, including a personal favorite, “To The Church”, which is like a walk down the aisle on a fistful of Mushrooms.

Better Know a Stoner Song – “The Free Mexican Airforce” by Peter Rowan

Yeah. This world has a plethora of music, and with as much as people love the ganja, some of it is bound to rotate around the herb. I’m going to be occasionally posting some stoner type songs that I hope are new tunes for you all. We have such great diversity in cannabis consumers, that all sorts of music is made to honor the herb. This column will know no bounds, in terms of genre. From country to rap, rock to bluegrass, we’ll touch on it all over time.

First up, The Free Mexican Airforce, by Peter Rowan, released in 1978. This Mexicana styled song mariachi song touches on the hypocrisy of the American war on drugs, and the psychological war on parents and teens. Enjoy.

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Choosing the Right CBD Product For You

The CBD craze is truly upon us! And for good reason. Thanks to positive media coverage and hype from mainstream public figures such as NFL players, models, and celebrities, it’s likely that you have heard of the wonders of the CBD molecule and considered whether or not this would be a beneficial addition to your own wellness routine. 

In this post, I will highlight some of the product options you may want to consider as you navigate your CBD purchasing decisions. I will also showcase some of our favorite CBD products here at House of Cannabis!

Why CBD?

The appeal and growing popularity of CBD is simple: CBD products provide consumers with the healing, pain-relieving, and anti-inflammatory properties of cannabis without mimicking the notable “psychoactive” feeling associated with eating or smoking pure cannabis flower. Essentially, someone can consume beneficial segments of the cannabis plant while limiting their resulting “high”. CBD is being praised for its ability to act as an antioxidant, relieve spasms, contribute to pain relief, reduce nausea, reduce anxiety, aid in healthy sleep patterns, and even relax the muscles throughout the body.

See this visual Cannabinoid Guide (source: medicalmarijuana411.com) for more details on the benefits of CBD as well as its sister cannabinoids, THC, CBG, and more.

Types of CBD Products

There are many ways to consume CBD, including the ingestion of oils (also known as tinctures) or capsules. Additionally, people can consume CBD by vaping high-CBD concentrates or smoking high-CBD flower. Finally, CBD can be applied topically with a CBD topical, lotion, lubricant, or lip balm. 

Double Delicious produces affordable prepackaged CBD capsules

CBD Oils and Capsules

CBD-based oils and capsules offer users an ingestion method that is easily incorporated into any wellness regimen. Oil and tincture products come with a dropper or pipette, allowing users absolute control over their dose. Capsules come in pre-dosed pills or dissolvable tablets

One of our favorite CBD capsule options is by Double Delicious. We carry two of their CBD capsule formulas, including a 1:1 CBD:THC formula and also a 20:1 CBD:THC formula. 

Another great CBD tablet option is to source Green Revolution’s Fast Tabs. These dissolvable tablets come in many varieties, including “Remarkable Daytime”, “Remarkable Nighttime”, “Vitality”, and “Happiest Self”. I have used the “Happiest Self” formula personally and can attest to the fact that these tablets live up to their name!

Follow Green Revolution’s Instagram page @expgreenrevolution for more information about their products, including the Fast Tabs!

CBD Vape Pens

Many vape pen producers offer high-CBD vape pen cartridges, including Dabstract, Spoil’d, and Avitas. Vaping CBD allows consumers to increase their intake of the CBD cannabinoid while also prioritizing ease-of-use and discretion. Since CBD vapor options often do not lead to substantial psychoactive effects, vaping CBD can be an excellent “daytime” option. 

High-CBD Flower

Many cannabis farms are producing flower that is high in CBD content for customers interested in consuming CBD via smoked cannabis. Here at House of Cannabis, we carry the Critical Mass CBD strain by Leaf Chief, a high-CBD cross of Afghani and Skunk #1 strains. This indica-dominant strain is great for relaxing and easing physical discomfort. It stimulates creativity and provides a sense of euphoria without knocking you out.

Next time you’re in the store, as us about our high-CBD flower options and we’ll show you what we have on hand!

CBD Topicals

CBD topicals, intended to be applied to the skin, are a great way to reduce localized body pain. Many customers find relief after applying CBD topical to areas impacted by joint and muscle aches, back pain, or even skin rashes. When applied topically, the CBD cannabinoid interacts with the cannabinoid receptors that we all have throughout our skin cells. 

One excellent CBD topical option is Dragon Balm, by WA State producer Ceres. This product is a customer favorite!

Ceres’ Dragon Balm contributes to deep tissue relief and is small enough to carry with you throughout your day


In our store, we also carry CBD topicals with more specific and unique applications, such as CBD-infused lip balm and CBD sexual lubricant. Consider these potential options for a fun and healthy way to treat yourself!

Need Help Understanding CBD Ratios?

If you are planning to source a CBD product that contains THC, the psychoactive component of the plant that is also beneficial for pain management, then you need to consider what CBD:THC ratio is right for you. Essentially, CBD products containing THC are manufactured with varying levels of THC. The CBD:THC ratio is always listed directly on the product packaging and this will help you to understand how much “psychoactive” activity you can expect from any specific product or therapy. 

To help you better understand expected results from the various CBD formulations available on the market, check out this helpful Find Your CBD:THC Ratio resource (source: medicalmarijuana411.com) that explains the benefits of the various CBD:THC ratios. According to this resource, the best option for pain relief is a 1:1 CBD:THC product. 

A note about THC: In an era where CBD is having its moment in the spotlight, it’s common for budtenders to hear from customers who frame the main cannabinoids found in cannabis, CBD and THC, in a black and white framework where CBD is “good” and THC is “bad”. But plant medicine doesn’t fall within a black and white framework, and THC is an important aspect of what makes cannabis medicine so powerful. 

When our endocannabinoid system (ECS) interacts with the full array of components contained within cannabis, we experience what is referred to as the “entourage effect”. The entourage effect is the synergistic interaction of all of the cannabis molecules, which produces a deeper physiological response than if any single cannabis component was consumed on its own. Nature designed cannabis therapy to include all of these components, not just CBD, and so we invite you to try a CBD product that contains THC and test how this interacts with your body and contributes to your wellness routine. 

If you have any questions about CBD or the products showcased in this post, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (253) 212-3711.

Reduce Trips Out by Stocking Up on Cannabis

As you all know, life has rapidly changed in the past couple of weeks. Public health concerns have been escalating on account of COVID-19. Across Pierce County, schools have been closed for at least 6 weeks. And just this week, Washington Governor Jay Inslee delivered an address encouraging Washingtonians to stay home with exceptions for vital trips outside of the home.

Fortunately, cannabis retailers will remain open as our state continues to address COVID-19 concerns. Washington State politicians have deemed that cannabis retailers are essential businesses, meaning they will be allowed to operate under the circumstances. Here at House of Cannabis, we are appreciative that our state recognizes that access to cannabis is essential; because it is.

For more on our right to continue to operate as an essential business, see our blog post about this here

Build Up Your Stash & Reduce the Need to Go Out 

Although we don’t foresee any cannabis retail closures, now may still be the right time to focus on stocking up your personal cannabis supply. By stocking up on a larger supply, you can reduce the number of times you need to leave the house. In an era where our ability to limit exposure to the general public is key, this is a good strategy for keeping yourself healthy… and still sufficiently high! 

If you are considering making a large purchase, we encourage that you utilize any available discounts you may have earned by stacking up Loyalty points at House of Cannabis. This can be a great way to save money. And, it’s exciting for us when people redeem their well-earned discounts; It feels like Christmas morning every time we see a customer save a bunch of money on a huge purchase!

Below, I will outline some recommended House of Cannabis products to consider if you’re going to be increasing your at-home stash. 

Flower

We carry a lot of wonderful farms that package their flower into larger package sizes, including quarters, halves, and ounces. Grabbing a substantial amount of flower ensures that you’ll have enough to roll up for days or weeks to come (depending on how often you toke up, of course!!).

At House of Cannabis, we carry many high-volume flower options, from value cannabis all the way to top-shelf. We carry high-volume options from many brands, including Loud, Phat Panda, Pilot, Bondi Farms, Acme Diesel, Heritage, and Big Ridge. Here are a few brands we’d like to showcase:

Pilot

Pilot is an excellent local brand. Their flower is supreme and their grower has been in the cannabis industry since the medical days.

Virginia Co.

Virgina Co’s flower is looking amazing these days – and, as many customers have commented, it tastes great! Virginia Co’s “Collision Kush” is available for $100 for 14g. Currently out of stock but we are awaiting a shipment soon! Look out for this on the shelf or ask a budtender.

Loud

Loud’s excellent “Acai Gelly” flower. This stuff sparkles it’s so frosty. Budtender Heather bought an ounce of this strain last week.

Pre-Rolls

Stocking up on pre-rolls can be an excellent way to maintain an adequate cannabis supply at home. The great thing about pre-rolls is that they are incredibly “easy” – you don’t need to grind up or roll a thing, because the producers have already taken care of this for you.

At House of Cannabis, we have many excellent pre-roll options, including both infused and non-infused. Here are a few great go-tos:

Bondi Farms pre-rolls, available in “Lemon Haze”, “Diesel Haze”, “Cherry Do Si Dos”, “Obama Kush”, and “God’s Gift”, are $10 for 2 x 0.5g joints.

Artizen pre-rolls, available in “Blue Dream”, “Forum Cookies”, and “Gallactic Glue” are $10 for 2 x 0.5g joints.

Virginia Co. pre-rolls, available in an assortment of strains, are truly an amazing deal – 2 x 1g joints (full gram joints!) for just $10.

We also have 5 packs of joints available, a great option for when you’re buying in bulk. Two excellent options include the Perma 5-pack and the Weed Bunny 5-pack, which is currently 40% off!

Perma 5-Pack

Perma’s Pre-roll 5-pack, 5 x 1g joints, available for $15.

Weed Bunny 5-Pack

Weedbunny’s Pre-roll 5-pack, 5 x 1g joints, normally $15 but currently on sale for just $9.

Edibles & Drinks

As you build up your supply, consider adding edibles or infused drinks into the mix. Both options are excellent for parents who don’t want to “light up” in front of their kiddos who are at home from school. 

These pre-dosed consumables are a fun way to get toasty and also treat yourself… you deserve it.

Cornerstone’s chocolate squares, which come in a variety of flavors, are just $18 for a bag of ten.

Smokies Edibles, available in both sour and sweet flavors, are $25 for a bag of ten fruit chews.

Capsules, Tinctures, & Topicals

Similar to solid edibles, capsules, tinctures, and topicals are a great way to experience the healing properties of cannabis without smoking anything. Discrete and easy to dose, these product options provide us with a very accessible approach to incorporating cannabis into our daily lives. 

Consider that achieving your desired level of CBD or THC intake could be as simple as adding a few drops of tincture into your morning coffee. Or even your cocktail – whatever you are crafting at home during your extended homestay!

Ceres tinctures come in a variety of options, including THC-only and also CBD:THC formulations. The “Lifted Sativa” formula is $20 for 100mg THC and the “Balance 1:1” formula is $30 for 100 mg CBD and 100 mg THC.

Concentrates

If you are a dabber, we have your concentrate needs covered. We carry a full range of options, and grams of concentrate are available for $12/g all the way up to $60/gram. 

Come in and grab some concentrate to add to your supply! Keep in mind that the legal limit for a concentrate purchase is 7 grams per person per day.

Dabstract is always an amazing choice when it comes to sourcing a premium concentrate. Great taste, high potency, and fun strain names. What more could you want? Each gram of Dabstract concentrate is $40.

Vape Cartridges

Vape cartridges may be just what you’re looking for during this additional time at home. Vaping is a great option for when you just need a little “pick me up” throughout the day. Vaping is also more subtle than smoking, which allows you to maintain a lot of control over your high. 

One of the best aspects of vape cartridges and vape pens is that they are super discreet. Even if you’re stuck in tight quarters with your family right now, you’ll be able to puff away without any smell or obvious indication.

We have a broad variety of vape carts available at the store. We also carry cartridges for proprietary pens, including Airopro and PAX Era pens. Vape cartridges range from $20 (for a half gram) through $55 (for a top-shelf & live-resin full gram).

Distillates and RSOs

Incorporating syringes of cannabis distillate or RSO into your at-home cannabis supply can be a great way to get a lot of bang for your buck. These high-potency products are already activated and can be incorporated into butters, cookies, or brownies. If you’re comfortable with the taste, you can even place a dose directly into your mouth for desired effect.

If you are new to consuming distillate or RSO, remember that a little bit goes a long way. We recommend dispensing a “grain of rice” sized portion first and then waiting to see how you react. You can always eat more… but you can never “un-eat” something 🙂

Weed Bunny syringes of cannabis distillate are available for $20 for a full gram. Available strains include “Girl Scout Cookies”, “Skittlez”, and more.

Questions?

If you have any questions about our current supply, please feel free to give us a call at (253) 212-3711. We’re happy to help! 






Top Shelf Re-Up: Lucky Devil

Connoisseur smokers rejoice! Lucky Devil just stopped by and our guy dropped off some excellent new strains this time around, as well as your tried and trues.

How many of you guys are fans of the Lucky Devil joints that come with the bonus nugs!? I know its a lot because we cannot keep these freaking things on our shelves. Like seriously they will probably sell out within the next week or two.

If your not keen on these guys here me now! They’re one of my favorite products we carry that are affordable for everybody. There a great tester product because just like it sounds they give you a pre-roll plus a good sized nug so you can pack a bowl for later.

Well they are back, and they blessed us with some dank ass new flavors, as well as some of our beloved strains that have created that following. Our current line up of joints with the bonus nug: Blueberry Headband, Dolato, Sundae Driver, Marionberry Kush, Wedding Cake, Animal Cookies, Cookies and Cream, Larry Bird (my personal favorite), Tropicanna Cookies, Vortex, and King Tut.

We also got the re-up on single grams, eighths, quarters, halves, and ounces on the aforementioned strains so swing on in and get while the getting is good.

New Grower Alert: Artizen/Dream City

Alright I may have told you a white lie just now. We’ve been having Dream City on our shelves since the jump. But guess what?! We just started carrying Artizen!

Out of everything on our shelves these two company’s are absolutely killing it with their online/social media presence. But most importantly what they’re putting into their jars.

Hailing from Port Townsend, Washington, Dream City is sun grown marijuana just how God intended it to be. Well… kind of. They have what I can only observe via the inter-webs a kickass state-of-the-art green house facility that when needed can manipulate the forces of nature, to the best interests of the plant.

Did I mention the amount of Bud Porn that goes into these guys’ instagram? Click the link above and see for yourself. Currently in house we have five strains from Dream City: Nilla Wafer, Jack Herer, Candy Breath, Dosi Pie, and G-Glue #4. As they say on their webpage “Anything in the purple packaging,” and we’ll know what you mean.

Drumroll…The much requested and anticipated Artizen has finally appeared on the shelves at Tacoma House of Cannabis and we couldn’t be more stoked. Grown in Lacey, Washington in a ultra-modern indoor facility, Artizen and it’s indoor facility sets the precedent for indoor growing in the state of Washington. After nearly an hour of searching their instagram and their webpage I still cannot get enough.

In the words of the late great Chris Farley (Tommy Boy) Tommy Likey.

Since this is our first time carrying Artizen flower we only got our hands on two strains. Their Purple Punch and Gorilla Snacks just hit our shelves this week as a sort of first time order test batch. So help us help you and buy these guys up. In return our ordering team can re-up with many more strains in the future. From what I can tell they have 20+ strains available at any given time. And I’d love to get our hands on more. Eighths from these guys’ are retailing for $35 which of course qualify for our top-shelf eighth sale on Wednesday. So do yourself a favor and swing in then and treat your pocket book to a 20% OFF.