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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.
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.
Great news, friends!
We can now accept debit and credit cards through an LCB approved processor, with a super low $1 charge. We’ve also dropped our ATM fees to just $0.50 per withdrawal!
Now you don’t have to be nickel-ed and dime-d to death by fees from both the weed store, and an out of network debit transaction. Some stories we have heard from customers are hair raising, including up to $8.50 in additional fees to the list price of the packages purchased.
Part of the reason we had not be able to bring card services to you to this point was the cost prohibitive fee that ALL the other weed stores charge you when you purchase. Rather than sharing the load, they pass along all those fees to you to maximize their profit.
At House of Cannabis, we think a little differently about things because we are in this for the long game as the little hometown chain that could. From our roots in Medical Cannabis at places like Tacoma Holistic Collective, Cannatonics Society, and Rainier Xpress (Olympia), to the House of Cannabis chain in Washington State legal weed (Tacoma, Tonasket, and Carlton), we are FROM Tacoma. #LocallyOwned and #VeteranOwned, we care about you. We care about our city.
In the last week the media has produced some fear mongering headlines involving an investigation of an Oregon death linked to vaping.
Articles on various websites in the last couple days are not shying away from pointing the finger at vape products purchased at a legal pot shop to be potentially linked to the cause of the death of the middle-aged Oregon man.
I call these fear-driven headlines blasphemy!
If you ask me the only connection one could make to a hazardous cannabis vape oil is one that would be sourced from the black market.
I was talking to some family members from California that shop around at some of the flea market style cannabis bodegas. We were specifically talking about certain vendors selling rip off vape cartridges that either didn’t work or didn’t get you high. My cousin was jokingly talking about them refilling old cartridges with hot dog water and ripping people off.
Frequently people come into Tacoma House of Cannabis asking about refilling empty vape carts with oil that they thinned out with substances like MCT oil or something else they purchased from the internet or at a tobacco vape shop.
I always tell people that this is a bad idea. Not just because the filaments could burn out in the vape cartridge and leave your oil trapped, but because cutting/thinning pure cannabis oil is not natural and one should never smoke a thinning agent.
The fear mongering that the various media outlets were doing didn’t take any of the black-market aspect into consideration.
NPR published an article that did a really good job breaking down what could have been the source of the health hazard.
In the NPR article they interviewed New York State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker and picked his brain on the issues of what could be the source of the health hazard.
Zucker says that Vitamin E oil was very prevalent in about 13 of the patient-submitted cartridges that they analyzed.
Vitamin E oil could be used as a topical or a dietary supplement but vaping it could be very harmful. When it is “inhaled deep in the lung, [it] can cause problems,” Zucker tells NPR.
Vitamin E oil is not an approved additive per the rules and regulations of the New York medical marijuana program, and the cartridges that contained it appeared to be black market products purchased off the street, says Zucker.
Its reported that officials in Oregon say that the man that died of severe pulmonary illness had used a vape product purchased at one of Oregon’s state regulated marijuana stores.
If Oregon officials are going to make a connection of this death to the product he purchased in a legal marijuana store in their report, they had better also try to make a connection to any and everything that could have hindered this man’s lungs in the previous year.
I say that this type of press release is fear mongering and attempt to smear the name of legal cannabis. And that is totally not cool man.
Those that are still worried from the slough of stories that came out this week, my only advice would be to never purchase any marijuana product from anyone that is not a state licensed marijuana store. But c’mon man, especially a vape cart.
Football season is finally upon us, for all of us die hard fans our time to rejoice is now! Personally, the nostalgia and joy I get from the NFL season, rivals that of a Christmas morning for your average child. Between the fantasy football, the pig skin pick ‘em leagues, or just watching my Hawks battle it out every week, I freaking love the NFL. Some may call that a little bit immature and you know… I’m okay with that.
What I’m NOT okay with is the stance that the NFL has repeatedly taken on the topic of cannabis. Year after year the NFL is forced to take stances on issues that come up in the media’s spotlight.
Whether it’s the league ambivalently taking sides on social issues like what Kaepernick was kneeling during the national anthem for, or the league straight up enforcing penalties on players for actions in their personal lives.
With Kaepernick, teams around the league boycotted him as a player and wouldn’t roster him even though he was good enough and better than many players around the league. They didn’t want him to use the NFL stage as an outlet for the social issues he was advocating.
On account of this being a weed blog I’ll pump the brakes and get back to my element… cannabis. The NFL in the past, has been notorious for enforcing harsher penalties to players that test positive for marijuana, then athletes who have committed violent crimes.
Martellus Bennett, a retired NFL player, recently went on a Bleacher Report podcast and said that he thinks 89 percent of active NFL players smoke weed.
“There are times of the year where your body just hurts so bad,” Bennett said. “You don’t want to be popping pills all the time. There are anti-inflammatory drugs you take so long that they start to eat at your liver, kidneys and things like that. A human made that. God made weed.”
Andrew Brandt, writer for Sports Illustrated had this to say about the NFL and cannabis testing, “It is not a drug test; it is an intelligence test. Players who have not previously tested positive are only tested once a year, and only during a four-month offseason window that begins on April 20 (yes, 4/20, maybe the NFL does have a sense of humor) and ends on August 9.”
Nate Jackson, another retired NFL player, was interviewed on Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel and said that he thinks 50% of players in the NFL locker room smoke weed. When asked on his personal consumption of cannabis in the NFL, Jackson said, “I weeded as needed.” He then went on to say how viable cannabis has been to him as a medical alternative to painkillers.
I may disagree with the league in the stance they take on various issues but I’m not going to lie, they have a goddamn awesome product and I subscribe to it religiously. But hey at least I stream my gameday bootleg-style on the internet.
Happy first week of football ya’ll, GO HAWKS!!!
Before legalization I never thought to much about the benefits or market for marijuana infused topicals. If I am being honest, before our state legalized, I never put any thought into consuming marijuana for any reason than to get a little baked, or a lot baked, whatever you’re into.
Nowadays I get to sell marijuana to damn near every demographic out there. One of my favorite consumer groups being in the minority. Once or twice a week I get the pleasure of selling danks to someone’s wily grandma seeking a little relief for her arthritis, inflammation, or whatever the case. Her danks just differ a little from your average consumer.
Pre i-502, if you didn’t have your medical marijuana recommendation, I imagine infused topicals would’ve been almost impossible to find if you didn’t know someone who grew their own varieties of CBD dominant strains. Even at that, you then had to put the time and effort into converting that raw flower into a consumable topical. So, let us rejoice! Legalization has brought the availability of things like marijuana infused topicals to the mainstream market.
The average topical consumer generally isn’t interested in feeling the high effect. Whether it be they have to pass a drug test or whatever the case, they do not want THC in their bloodstream. These consumers generally lead with the question, is the THC found in the topicals going to get me high? The simple answer here is no and for the majority of topicals in the i-502 market the answer is no.
Leafly.com wrote an interesting article on cannabis infused transdermal patches and interviewed Dr. Noel Palmer, who had some very enlightening points. The main one being that if the transdermal patch was infused with various cannabinoids including THC, the consumer would feel the psychoactive effect.
When asked how transdermal patches can get cannabinoids into the bloodstream, Dr. Palmer replied, “There are two effects really going on. You want to create a patch where the cannabinoids don’t really like living in the patch, so they want to get away. So you try to create conditions for them to migrate from the patch into a place that might be more favorable. In the transdermal scientific world we use what are called permeation enhancers and carriers; those are general words that describe additives put in patches to help them transfer into the blood.”
While we don’t currently carry any transdermal patches at Tacoma House of Cannabis, we do carry topicals that will NOT enter your bloodstream. So have no fear Agnes, Mildred, and Ruth, the infused topicals we sell aren’t going to leave you “feeling it,” or have any psychoactive effect.
We carry many different company’s and styles whether you’re looking for infused bath bombs and salts for that extra relaxing soak, or balms, lotions, and creams to take the edge off your lingering ailment.
Kush Creams is one of our best reviewed topicals on our shelf. Kush Creams uses a special blend of cannabinoids and oils which makes their product stand out to the competition.
Here’s a little explanation I pulled off kushcreams.com on their secret to success, “At Kush Creams, we choose to use highly medicinal emu oil for the base of all topical products. Emu oil is the only oil that penetrates down into your epidermal layer, delivering the rich medication directly where you need it, versus spreading it superficially on the surface skin as with salves and balms, clogging your pores and preventing the medication from penetrating to the area where you need it. Our lotion, however, absorbs into your skin and you are able to reapply repeatedly to increase your dosage. Emu oil is the secret to our delivery system.”
Legal, recreational marijuana brings all types of consumers out of the woodworks. I get the pleasure of serving weed to a vast variety of people, some more entertaining than others.
No joke, some days it seems like Dave Chappelle scripted our consumers straight out of his movie, Half-Baked, when he montages all the different types of stoners they sell to. One demographic of consumer that is always fun to sell to is the guy or gal looking to spice it up in the bedroom. We’re going to call them the ‘aphrodisiac stoner,’ if I were to try to fit the Half-Baked ‘different types of stoner’ mold.
We got some fresh drops this week, one strain specifically standing out for that aphrodisiac stoner. Mt. Baker Gardens (M.B.G.) grows a strain called Candyland which may be just the thing for all those individuals looking to get high and hot and heavy. M.B.G. brought us three strains Candyland, Lemon Sorbet Birthday Cake, and Sin Mint Cookies.
If you’re asking me, the Candyland takes the cake (and the cookies). The look of the Candyland buds are immaculate. Coated in crystals and trichomes, with hints of a beautiful purple and light green variegated throughout the jar, Candyland is a cross between Granddaddy Purple and Platinum Girl Scout Cookies.
Most growers and weed heads alike call Candyland a strong sativa with the classic happy, euphoric, and energetic type of high to go along with the sweet, earthy, and citrus-y flavors and smells. I have heard from many different strain reviews, read ups, and consumer feedback that Granddaddy Purple can be the source of the arousal part of the high. The beauty of M.B.G.’s Candyland is the energetic/happy effect that goes right along with it.
So you heard it first here folks. We got the stuff to get the birds singing and the bees buzzing, just ask for M.B.G.’s Candyland.
Governor Jay Inslee signed SB5605 into law at about 4PM on Monday, May 13th 2019, after its passage in April via both the State Senate and House. The Senate did need a further reconciliation passage after the House amended the bill. The bill would require sentencing courts to vacate cannabis possession convictions, assuming that the person was above the age of 21 at the time of arrest. At the time of passage in the house, The News Tribune quoted State Senator and Bill sponsor Joe Nguyen (D-White Center) as saying:
“This proved you can do transformative justice reform issues and it’s a bipartisan thing,” said the bill’s lead sponsor, Sen. Joe Nguyen, D-White Center. “Our unjust laws of the past shouldn’t hold you back from being successful in the future.”
This could potentially be a boon to otherwise law abiding citizens who have had to uncomfortably confront this injustice on housing and employment applications, college loan applications, military service, and travel abroad. The Washington State Patrol reports that as many as 68,000 convictions could be expunged, affecting more than 58,000 individuals.
Brad Klippert (R-Kennewick) sought to limit the effect of the bill by sponsoring an amendment that would have given the courts the discretion of vacating the conviction, rather than compelling the court to do so. The amendment failed. However, through the House Appropriations Committee, the bill was further scoped to include verbiage that compelled the same action in all jurisdictions to ensure those charged and prosecuted under local, municipal ordinances were vacated, as well.
The Cannabis Alliance, was instrumental in lobbying the legislative body on this and several other bills during this and the previous sessions. The Cannabis Alliance is an industry group focused on introducing common sense laws and regulations to the industry, that benefit the industry as a whole, as opposed to a selective few.
Of further note, SB5442/HB1095 was passed by both chambers and would allow medical cannabis of certain types and dosages to be administered at public schools in accordance with a physicians instructions. Similarly, HB1401/SB5719 aim to bring Washington State Industrial Hemp laws in line with Federal laws, making it easier for Washington State Industrial Hemp based businesses to compete in the national marketplace was also passed in both houses and await the governor’s signature, on his desk.
UPDATE 12:11AM 4/20/2019: It’s been a long day, but we have LOADS more product for 4/20 day! I’ll see you all there in less than 8 hours!
Tacoma House of Cannabis is doing it up right on 4/20 day BY STARTING ON 4/19, with a blistering set of deals on product with our unique vendor set. Get deals on all the awesome farms carried nowhere else on 38th St, and enjoy our debit/credit service with no fees. Not from us. Not from your bank.
So much good stuff…. Where to begin?
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