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: 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: 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. 


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


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.


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.


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.

We have Flavored Vapes!

So I’m a little late on this post but flavored vape carts came back on February 8th and for the foreseeable future they are here to stay. According to The Seattle Times, Governor Inslee’s senior public health policy adviser Molly Voris says the governor is “disappointed” with the amendment, and that they are still pushing for a broad ban on flavors.

Well for the time being Inslee can suck on it (as “it” I mean flavored vape pens of course), because we got a heck ton of them back on our shelves.

Spoil’d And Hellavated have the majority of the flavored vape carts that we carry and they brought back all the same delicious flavors as they had before, they also blessed us with some new ones.

Spoil’d is probably my favorite flavored vape company that we carry. The premium method of extraction they use is unparalleled within the industry when it comes to distillate extraction. They came through with the classic flavors like Blueberry Pomegranate (my personal favorite), Fruity Peddles, and Strawberry Mojito. I enjoy the Blueberry Pomegranate because of the sour twang that goes along with it. It’s a must try.

Full gram Spoil’d Vape carts retail for $40 a gram but if you purchase them on Tuesday you can enjoy a 20% off discount from that price!

If you’re like many consumers and want the same delicious flavor vape for a little bit cheaper of a price, Hellavated might just be the thing for you. We also have a myriad of different flavors from these guys. I mean variety is the spice of life.

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Also give Hellavated a follow on instagram they post a lot of funny things that I love to see while scrolling through my daily dose of social medias. We currently carry five different flavors from them that are compatible for your 510 threaded batteries (the screw on kind) as well as their disposable style, battery and vape all in one.

Right now on our shelves you can find different flavors such as their Hardcore Apple, Grape Stomper, Water ‘Yer Melon (a budtender favorite), Strawberry Haze, and O.G. Mint. Full gram vape carts retail for $36 a gram and of course are 20% OFF on our Weekly Terpy Tuesday sale.

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Leaf Chief 4.5 grams for $35?!

The title says it all guys. Leaf Chief is the hottest, bang for buck, quality product deal in the store. First off you get these sweet mason style jars with dope ass handles on them. Secondly, they are packed with a high quality indoor looking greenhouse eighth of flower and two half-gram pre-rolls! Say no more fam. When you pick up one of these delights you are ready to smoke on the way to the smoke out.

Leaf Chief recently came out with a kick-ass new product as well, coco leaf rolled blunts. All I’m saying is if you’re trying to get with the times and get away from that nasty, unhealthy, tobacco blunt wrap you should at least give these guys a go. They’re definitely helping me stay away from the Swishers and Backwoods. Two pack blunts that are 0.9 grams a piece are coming in at $15. Do your lungs and your pocket books a favor. It’s 2020 ya’ll, stay woke, tobacco blunts are passé.

New Grower Alert: Fireline Cannabis

Fireline Cannabis has got to be one of my favorite new carries on our shelves. Let me tell you why, it rhymes with Snarlic Snookies. It’s their Garlic Cookies cross and I cannot get enough of this shit. Skunk GMO is a cross between 91 Skunk VA x and Garlic Cookies, which is surprisingly a Sativa Hybrid. I say that because its one of those Sativa’s that really kicks your ass to a stoney pulp. Do yourself and cop some of this before I buy it all.

Before I stop this Fireline Cannabis post I have to tell ya’ll about the Ghost Mints. One of our regulars has literally bought one of these puppies everyday for the last week and still cannot get enough. This shit right here is the TRUTH! If she knew I was cluing you guys in on this one she’d probably be a little pissed at me but ya know I’d be doing you guys a disservice if I didn’t. So your welcome.

We currently are carrying Fireline Cannabis at $40 an eighth but remember if you swing in on Top Shelf Wednesday you can cop one for 20% OFF. Get while the getting is good. Peace and Love Ya’ll

Juicy Joints Are Back

Where my readers at that like super potent, infused joints? How about the aforementioned doobie for a whopping $5.00 a pop? Made with 90% THC distillate, flavored to your liking… Umm… Can I get an AMEN!?

Hailing from our very own back yard, Lacey, WA. We finally received our shipment from the highly anticipated Juicy Joints, and this time they blessed us with some brand new flavors.

Tropical Punch

Cotton Candy

Orange Creamsicle


Au Naturel

Black Cherry

Bubble Gum

Seattle Berry

Strawberry Banana


Sour Apple


Total THC% 35.20

Total CBD% 0.90

CBD Tropical Punch

CBD Au Naturel

CBD Seattle Berry

CBD Watermelon

CBD Mango

Total THC% 23.10

Total CBD% 20.30

It is to be noted that the CBD Juicy Joints are marketed CBD heavy but they still have a somewhat intoxicating effect. So yes, you are gonna be baked after smoking one of these puppies.

Fresh drop from The Happy Cannabis

Our friends at The Happy Cannabis just sweetened our shelves with some must haves for all the Sativa lovers out there. When you talk about companies that have seriously dialed in their strain selection The Happy Cannabis is always one that comes to mind.

My current go-to from these folks is their wonderful Caesar Strain. This sneaky stoney sativa came upon my radar last summer whilst hanging it on the shelves for the first time. The dank and loud level of aroma that was coming out of these guys’ Caesar strain is rivaled by some of the most pungent gorilla glue’s that I’ve ever smelled or seen.

It probably took me like 15 minutes to complete what would have taken less than 1 minutes worth of hanging normal 1/8ths on the shelf, purely cause of the admiration and cooing that went on during the task. In my defense you cannot expect a stoner in their right mind to not absolutely worship this shit seeing it for their first time. Shortly after I purchased one of those very 1/8ths, the rest is history. Caesar stays on my short list.

I use Gorilla Glue as a descriptor for the smell and taste of this guy but the high is something completely different. The euphoric and cerebral feeling of The Happy Cannabis’ Caesar is matched only by some of my favorite Dutch Treat’s and Super Lemon Haze’s.

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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.