One Sentence Weed Reviews (OWSR): Maitai Gushers by Red Bird

Red Bird’s Maitai Gushers

Strain (Chemovar): Maitai Gushers
Disposition: Hybrid
Farm: Red Bird
Price point: 3.5g – $45
Currently not available in Tacoma. (as of 06/02/21)

Maitai Gushers is bomb, and this bud looks like a Christmas tree!!

-Debra (House of Cannabis Tonasket – Budtender)

One Sentence Weed Reviews (OWSR): Golden Lemons by House of Cultivar

House of Cultivar “Golden Lemons”

Strain (Chemovar): Golden Lemons
Disposition: Hybrid
Farm: House of Cultivar
Price point: 3.5g – $50
AVAILABLE ON OUR MENU, NOW! (as of 5/31/21)

:yum:

“GAS GAS GAS GAS GAS; tasty heady goodness yum!!!!!!!”

-Carly (House of Cannabis Tonasket – Budtender)

One Sentence Weed Reviews (OWSR): GMO by Bondi Farms

Bondi has some amazing herb.

Strain (Chemovar): GMO (Garlic, Mushrooms, Onions)
Disposition: Indica Dominant Hybrid
Farm: Bondi Farms
Price point: 3.5g – $40
AVAILABLE ON OUR MENU, NOW! (as of 4/20/21)

“GMO is not a ‘Get My (ass) Off the couch’ type strain, that leaves you deep in thought.”

One Sentence Weed Reviews (OWSR): Future by Burnwell Farms

Future, from Burnwell Farms.

Strain (Chemovar): Future
Disposition: Sativa Dominant Hybrid
Farm: Burnwell Farms
Price point: 3.5g – $40
AVAILABLE ON OUR MENU, NOW! (as of 4/19/21)

After smoking Future, you’ll be thinking about anything but the future.

One Sentence Weed Reviews (OWSR): Diesel Berry by Club Concentrates

Strain (Chemovar): Diesel Berry
Disposition: Indica Dominant Hybrid
Farm: Club Concentrates
Price point: 1g – $26

This diesel berry dab sends you on a roller coaster of fruity flavors, with a nice body high.

Club Concentrates, available NOW!!

One Sentence Weed Reviews (OWSR): Mint Chocolate Chip F2 by Cloud 9 Farms

Strain (Chemovar): Mint Chocolate Chip F2
Disposition: Sativa Dominant Hybrid
Farm: Cloud 9 Farms
Price point: 3.5g – $50

“bomb af. Great flavor and a slow burn that doesn’t sizzle, with a high that has me feeling nice, relaxed, and it’s worth the price.”

Mint Chocolate Chip F2 by Cloud 9 Farms

One Sentence Weed Reviews (OWSR): Mr. Grimm Peanut Butter Breath (3.5g & UP)

Strain (Chemovar): Peanut Butter Breath
Disposition: Sativa Dominant Hybrid
Farm: Mr. Grimm
THC: 26.2%
Price point: 3.5g – $35, 7g – $70.

Overwhelming odor and taste, and it gets you high af.

An ounce of Peanut Butter Breath by Mr. Grimm bathed in orange light on a product lazy susan, with a rolling tray and some loose nugs.

“Can I fly with marijuana?”

All the time budtenders are asked about marijuana at the airport. I’m not going to lie the first time or two I was asked, I didn’t feel comfortable speaking on it.

Shortly after legalization, (between 2012-2014) I was under the impression that it was still illegal to have it at the airport and TSA would strictly follow the federal laws. Which state that marijuana is a schedule 1 drug, and if you got caught with a schedule 1 drug at the airport you could very likely be going to a federal penitentiary.

2019 Kyle approaches this question much differently. Now a days when I get asked, “Is it cool if I bring some weed back with me on the plane?” or “How much marijuana can I fly out of Sea-Tac with?” I reply with one simple statement.

It all depends on where you’re flying. I usually elaborate further depending on their answer with a yada yada don’t be flying to Texas, or a yada yada if you’re flying into Cali you good Dogg.

For the purpose of this little instructional ill give my honest official weed at the airport response.

Lets start with the depending on where you’re flying into statement in mind. If I was flying into California or Nevada and I didn’t want to mess around with the expensive prices when I were to land I might pack an 1/8th or two or three in my carry-on luggage. In California the legal limit is about one ounce of flower and eight grams of oil for people 21 years of age and older. In Nevada the limit varies slightly at one ounce of flower and 3.5 grams of oil. Therefore if I was landing in either of those states I would feel comfortable carrying a legal limit’s worth.

I think that in my case I would never check a bag that had marijuana in it especially if I wasn’t landing in a legal state.

According to a TSA instagram post from last 4-20 they jokingly alluded to the fact that they are not looking for marijuana but it is their job requirement to notify when it is found.

“Let us be blunt: TSA officers DO NOT search for marijuana or other illegal drugs. Our screening procedures are focused on security and detecting potential threats. But in the event a substance appears to be marijuana or a cannabis infused product, we’re required by federal law to notify law enforcement. This includes items that are used for medicinal purposes.”

TSA on instagram

When I read the quote from TSA i understand it as, as long as local law enforcement has no problem with me carrying the given amount of marijuana when I step outside the airport then I should be fine, but they don’t straight up say that, and legally they are probably not advised to.

According to a Kiro7 article it is legal to have fewer than 40 grams of marijuana in your checked bag or carry-on when you arrive at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

In Washington State the legal carry limit is one ounce of flower and seven grams of oil, 40 grams of marijuana is almost 1.5 times the legal limit so I have no idea how they came up with that one. Let me real quick throw a disclaimer out to make the bosses happy, at NO point in this post am I offering advice on or advising to fly through an airport with any sort of marijuana, pot, weed, cannabis, ganga, sensimilla, grass, or any other colloquialism.

Safe travels my high flying peeps.

Thanksgiving & our normal hours

I love Thanksgiving. I don’t celebrate it in any sort of ridiculous old-timey fashion way by celebrating pilgrims, or anything. I celebrate my family and friends.

Sadly, I married young. One of the good things that came from it was having a family to celebrate Thanksgiving with, throughout my 20s, while in the Navy. So many other sailors were alone, with no place to go other than the Galley for the Navy’s overcooked food. My ex-wife, made some fabulous banquets using family recipes, everything was home cooked, and we always invited 3-10 sailors over to enjoy our Thanksgiving, while away from their homes.

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I think it is very important to give thanks to those around us, that support us, and help us fuel our dreams and paths towards achievement.

When we (Mike, Michael, and I) opened House of Cannabis – Tacoma, we made a commitment to Tacoma with regards to our operating hours, that we were going to be open 8AM to 11:55PM every single day of the year. Not everyone shares the same positive viewpoint on Thanksgiving, or Christmas, and while sad, no one can predict when a PTSD episode will strike, either. In fact, gathering with family you only want to see once per year (if that) can be stressful, traumatic, and episode inducing. So, we are here for those people.

However, being open requires a labor pool. I would never seek to make anyone work on a holiday that they intended to spend with their family, so when holidays come up, we offer the hours to those who are regularly scheduled, then open shifts from those who declined are offered to the rest of the crew. If no takers, the partners will work the shifts, themselves. Employees are paid time & a half for holidays (New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.) No one is compelled to work, except me.

For that reason, Nick (morning), Jessica (morning), Adrian (evening), and I (evening) will be working today. If you’d like to say hey, drop on by. I’ll be there from 4PM until close.

I hope you all have a good holiday, and enjoy your time with friends and family.

Green Friday lights off tomorrow – check out our deals.

All the best,

Kevin
(co-owner)

Cannabis and Wellness

Whether your using topical creams to treat aches and pains, or you’re consuming some edibles before hitting the gym on your daily workout routine, cannabis can have a role to play with wellness. Everyday more and more people are hearing of the benefits to using cannabis for relief and the trend of experimenting with it continues to grow.

A couple weekends ago I was at one of those hotel free breakfast deals, I found myself stuck watching a Good Morning America segment to go with my coffee and waffles. They started talking CBD and cannabis and my mind started cooking up some classic OK Boomer memes and they totally killed it, I was shocked.

They did a stellar job explaining THC, CBD, and the benefits of using both together in their two minute segment. So i ate the rest of my breakfast along with my OK boomer hate and figured our little blog could use some sort of a similar little story.

When someone comes into our shop and they’re looking for something to smoke, eat, or even use topically for wellness, I always try to explain the benefits of using THC with CBD. I also find it important to explain how the products we sell in our store differentiate from things that consumers can get tricked into buying on the internet or with the latest wave of Hemp based CBD placebos out there.

Like the GMA segment eloquently touched on, your body uses what we call the endocannabinoid system to intake different cannabinoids into your body. Different receptors will intake the different cannabinoids to various parts of the body. When THC is used with CBD, The rate in which the receptors intake these cannabinoids greatly increases.

I like layman’s terms, so I use them. This is some science level stuff right here courtesy of physicians lab

So when a customer is looking for a non-psychoactive CBD edible, i always stress to them it is important to have little amounts of THC even at a ratio of 10mg CBD to 1mg THC or a 10:1 ratio. This ensures your cannabinoid receptors will intake all the non psychoactive CBD that you are ingesting, and you wont be getting sold a placebo.

That may have been confusing. And if it was I’m sorry. I’d love to give it another try and can probably do a better job in person. As well as show you firsthand the wide range of wellness products we sell with varying CBD to THC ratios. So come hit up your boy, and keep in mind that we have CBD Sunday sales!