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

25% OFF Serious Blazing Flower

Our local homies located literally down the street are getting the home town discount for the rest of the month, that is 25% off all flower product until the end of February. You heard it here first, or maybe in a text blast if your signed up on our rewards program. So lets get our fix of local danks and stock up on one of our favorite hometown growers, Serious Blazing.

Right now we have a full stock of their product, eighths, quarters, and ounces. With the 25% off these diggity danks are selling fast. Eighths going out the door at $15, quarters at $30, and ounces going for $90. Support your local growers!

Just some living bud photos stolen straight from their website
Just a few of the dabs available from these guys. Not 25% off all month long yet still very reasonably priced.
Shatter / Sugar Wax / Crumble $20 a gram under their Slab Mechanix line
Sugar Wax / THCA ISO $30 a gram under their Agro Couture line

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

Watermelon

Au Naturel

Black Cherry

Bubble Gum

Seattle Berry

Strawberry Banana

Mango

Sour Apple

Grape

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.

photos courtesy of Budtender Chris

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

Sous Vide Cannabutter

Today I woke up inspired. Maybe it was the Christmas gift I received from my brother, maybe it was the sativa I blazed up pre breakfast. Hell maybe it was a combo of the two. Either way lets get this shit going.

I was gifted an immersion circulator a.k.a. a sous vide cooker.

Most cooking aficionados might start dreaming of the magnificent steaks and fancy infused chicken or salmon meals in their future, and ill get there eventually.

In the meantime lets make some chef quality cannabis butter.

In my opinion you should never use good smoke-able weed for edibles. So lets reach past the premium, towards some of that outdoor from last summer.  I’m going to use a combo of some stem-ridden buds and other bags that I have laying around that I know I wouldn’t enjoy if I were to smoke. We’ll even switch to a step-by-step cookbook recipe style format as we dive into Tacoma House of Cannabis’ very own official Sous Vide Cannabutter.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ to ½ oz. of your not so dankest buds
  • Varying amount of water
  • 1 lb. of unsalted butter

Equipment:

  • Immersion circulator
  • Appropriate sized jar with lid
  • Blender
  • Strainer/cheesecloth
  • Big pot

Step 1

Fill up large pot with warm water, attach immersion circulator and preheat water to 185 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2

Lets get our desired amount of dried out buds and add them to the blender. For this batch I will be using roughly a ½ oz. (maybe a little more) of some stuff I got laying around. If you want extra potent cannabutter use a little more, if you are worried about battling a face melting edible high use a ¼ oz. or less. Put dry herb into blender and add water on top. If weed is extremely dry and soaks up water add more water. Blend up marijuana and water mixture. Make sure to not over blend or pulverize product in blender, you want a nice course grind.

Step 3

Chop up butter into squares set aside. Take blended water and weed mixture and empty from blender into appropriate sized jar. Jar should have enough room to fit butter and blended mixture with spare room. Put 1 lb. cubed butter into jar and seal

Step 4

Place sealed jar in 185 degree preheated water bath. Let immersion circulator run its process for at least 6 hours. You will have a separated oil and cannabis product sitting on top of water in sealed jar.

Step 5

Strain water/marijuana/butter mixture through several layers of cheesecloth into another jar or container of equal size. Squeeze out remaining product in cheesecloth and Set strained mixture into refrigerator over night.

Step 6

You will be left over with a hardened infused butter floated on top of water. Discard water underneath hardened butter. Enjoy by substituting infused butter instead of butter or oil in your favorite baked treat!