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Martha Stewart CBD Line Launches

Martha Steward CBD Line

Martha Stewart has long been a public supporter of CBD products and the cannabis industry. She just recently launched her Martha Stewart CBD line which includes gels, oils, and gummies. Stewart claims CBD is part of her health routine, and the next logical step was beginning her own brand.

The Martha Steward CBD line will be part of Canada based, Canopy Growth and will be priced in the $30 and $40 range. They are now available on Canopy Growth’s website.

“I was amazed to learn that although most of us know of CBD, less than 20% people have really tried it,” Stewart said in a statement emailed to CNN Business about her new product line and its consequences. “For me, that indicates lots of chance to make beautiful, elevated products that help people live well.”

The Martha Stewart CBD line features gummies that seem like French fruit candies, also referred to as pâte de fruits, and she asserts that the fruity inspiration behind the gummies was based on her two favorite spots, her garden and her kitchen, and feature natural flavors including lemon, kumquat, blood orange and huckleberry. Stewart says she has been very involved on the product development side.

While Martha Stewart is definitely a household name, many are commenting that the market is already saturated with CBD goods, and that lots of stars have already tacked their name on CBD goods in the hopes that they’ll sell better than rival brands without celebrity endorsements. However Canopy still believes that this product will bring about bucks thanks to Stewart’s celebrity character and the quality behind the products. They expect this will be a significant aid in establishing their popularity to the U.S, as Canopy mainly includes a foothold in Canada at this time.

“Martha brings that reliable voice,” the company told CNN Business concerning the star power she brings to the brand.

“In my understanding, many retailers remain reluctant to market CBD items because of the regulatory uncertainty and related confusion, but as these issues are solved, Canopy ought to be advantaged by having the ability to leverage Constellation’s retail and distribution associations,” said Jesse Pytlak, an analyst who looks into the way CBD costs are trending. Pytlak feels that Canopy, with Stewart now under the umbrella, are poised for significant growth when CBD eventually becomes FDA-approved.

Martha Stewart would also like to establish a skincare line focused on CBD products to compliment her current line. Stewart consulted on pet CBD product lines as well and would like to keep her current foothold in the cannabis industry and attempt to grow her brand.

With Martha’s name brand recognition and access to markets via TV and other channels, the Martha Stewart CBD line has a very good chance at succeeding and even help grow public awareness of the industry as a whole. Canopy Growth should be instrumental in making that happen.

Be sure to read: How to Make Pot Brownies – Martha Stewart’s “to-die-for” Recipe

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Blackberry Octane Strain Review

Blackberry Octane Strain

Blackberry Octane Strain Review

Blackberry Octane Strain 

Factoids:  Grower – Pruf Cultivar/ Dispensary – Electric Lettuce

Indica THC 29.05% CBD 0.04%

Terpenes- Myrcene, Limonene and Caryophyllene

Bud Buzz: This cannabis strain is the ultimate Indica.  Sweet smelling and tasting, the aftertaste is a little bit like fuel, thus the name octane.  Touted as the ultimate couch lock experience, Blackberry Octane strain does not disappoint. The body high comes on immediately after the first hit and builds pretty quickly to an all over feeling of euphoria.

This cannabis strain is not for those wake n’ bakers unless the only thing you have planned for the rest of your morning is a nap.  This particular strain has a high THC percentage so go slow even if you have a relatively high tolerance.  Not a super social strain, this one is excellent for pain relief, anxiety and stress literally melt away which are all good things.  The negatives are its strong and if you are looking for a lighter Indica to ease into your evening, this one is not it.  Two or three bong hits should be plenty but start with one.  The other downside is the dry mouth and a little bit of dry eyes.  Overall though, the Blackberry Octane strain is the ultimate escape into either blissful sleep or blissful chillness.

Buzz Enhancers

Drinkables– because of the dry mouth associated with this cannabis strain, liquids are vital.  If you want to create a bit more of an uplifting effect, go with coffee or black tea.  Otherwise stick with any clear liquid you like, water is always good but for those who like some carbonation LaCroix seems to really hit the spot.  Just stay hydrated because you will find yourself so relaxed you may forget to sip on some liquids from time to time.

Munchables-the munchies come on after about an hour but are not super intense, meaning you don’t feel like eating the entire contents of your fridge.  Go with savory but not too salty snacks to start, maybe some creamy mac and cheese.  It’s easy to mindlessly eat once you get started so keep that in mind and only make a certain amount, you won’t feel like making anything overly complicated anyway.  If sweet snacks are your thing, think brownies or something creamy like cheesecake.

Doables-sometimes with certain cannabis strains you just want to feel that all-encompassing high without really doing too much.  This is one of those strains.  Blackberry Octane is not going to motivate you to take on any major projects, creative or otherwise.  Sure you could rearrange your cabinets while waiting for the mac and cheese to finish but for the most part, just sit back and relax and enjoy the feeling of being euphorically stoned!

Be sure to check out: Banana Puddintain Strain Review and Violet Vixen Strain Review

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Cannabis Habits – Why You Should Change Yours

Cannabis Habits

People tend to be creatures of habit.  Some of those habits serve us well, a daily walk, a morning cup of coffee, an evening meditation, even your cannabis habits.  All great habits however even the best of habits can use a little shaking up from time to time.  This is definitely true for cannabis consumption.  The same glass bowl of the same strain at the same time every day may start to lose its excitement or effectiveness after a while.  Just as there are multiple routes you can take on your morning walk, there are so many ways to consume cannabis that changing your routine may just open the door to some new discoveries about yourself and how cannabis can be a useful part of your life.

If you want to do some cannabis exploration, start with a trip, not that kind of tip, down memory lane.  Why do you use cannabis?  Every person will have a different answer to this question and for many people, there are multiple reasons.  Some use cannabis to alleviate pain, stress or to treat any number of other medical conditions.  Some use it in a strictly recreational way and so many use it for all of the above.  No matter your reasons, changing the way you use cannabis can change your life.

Change Your Cannabinoid Ratio

If you use medical marijuana with a high CBD percentage to treat a medical condition, try asking your budtender for a different percentage.  For example if you are using a 1:2 THC:CBD ratio, how would a 1:1 ration affect your medical condition?  You can always go back to the old ratio if you’re not happy with the results.  You may find that a little more THC produces additional benefits and continues to treat your medical condition.  Win, Win!  For those recreational users who are searching for the highest THC strains they can find, do they live up to the hype?  In some cases they do but not always and just because a strain of marijuana has a high THC percentage does not mean your unique body chemistry will experience the full effects.  Try a mid-range THC strain, say around 18-20% rather than the sought after 30% plus strain and see how you like it.  Dispensaries that offer half gram joints are an excellent way to experiment a little with varying THC percentages without a serious financial commitment.  You may be pleasantly surprised at the results of changing the THC percentage.  Up is not always the right direction for everyone and the same goes for your cannabis habits.

Consider Changing the Type of Cannabis Strain

You’ve no doubt heard people say they only smoke Indica.  You yourself might really prefer a good Sativa.  Perhaps you like a perfectly balanced hybrid.  Regardless of your preferences, new strains are showing up in dispensaries every day and if you refuse to give new cannabis strains a try because it is a Sativa and you only use Indicas, you are likely going to miss out on some serious cannabis bliss. Again a good budtender can advise you on a somewhat mellow Sativa if you have been solely using an Indica strain to relax at the end of the day.  Conversely, an upbeat Indica can take the place of a mid-afternoon Sativa.  If you don’t have access to a wise budtender, use your own previous experiences with marijuana as a general guide.  If you’re looking to make a change, do it on a lazy day that you don’t have a bunch of obligations so if that Indica was a little more sleep inducing that you expected, a nap fits into your schedule.  If that evening Sativa is not as relaxing as you had hoped, you don’t have to be up at 6 am for a 7 am meeting.  Just a bit of planning ahead can make all the difference to your ultimate experience.

Timing is Everything

For all the wake and bakers out there, this is going to be tough but think about starting your day without a few good bong rips and instead some coffee and a walk. Your cannabis habits are part of your routine, I know. Wait until after lunch to take your first dab of the day.  Why not!  This is all about shaking up your routine and seeing if a change in your cannabis habits is a good thing.  Don’t worry, you can always go back to the pre-dawn bong.  The idea is your experience with cannabis will be slightly different if you change the time or times that you normally use it.  For those who rely on a late evening session to help ease them into sleep, changing that might seem impossible but it’s doable.  You may even discover that you sleep better if you have your usual nightly session a few hours earlier.  It’s all about being flexible with when you use cannabis and varying your daily routine.  You could end up liking the changes so much, they become a new part of your cannabis use.

Be sure to check out: Make the Most of a Wake ‘N’ Bake Cannabis Session

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CBD Health Benefits You Can’t Ignore

CBD Health Benefits

CBD Health Benefits – Natural Pain Killer

From managing our children’ after-school program to being at the beck and call of our tasks, everything requires our complete mental and physical commitment. Also, many jobs either require you to sit in a chair all day or worse, standing and using a majority of major muscle groups. This can cause chronic back pain and all other sorts of ailments.

CBD interacts with endocannabinoid receptors in the brain that regulate pain signals. This interaction generates anti inflammatory and painkilling effects, significantly reducing sensations of pain. Because of this, CBD is commonly used for chronic pain and arthritis pain.

The best thing about choosing CBD is it is completely natural. CBD oil is formulated with pure hemp extracts and has no artificial substances, unlike pharmaceutical medications. Most of all, CBD creates no harmful side effects and is totally non-habit forming.

CBD Health Bennefits – Anxiety and Depression Relief
The constant demand and pressures in peoples daily lives can be a serious cause of anxiety. This hustle and bustle and endless stress often contributes to anxiety and depression.

CBD oil organically boosts the flow of serotonin in the brain, the neurotransmitter responsible for promoting feelings of pleasure and well-being. Though other depression treatments also boost the production of serotonin, they frequently have multiple side effects, unlike CBD hemp oil. Often, an ongoing CBD treatment may effectively calm the mind and senses. Many people report recovering from anxiety by using CBD as well as improvements in depression.

CBD Health Benefits – Dietary Supplement

Being both physically and mentally healthy is imperative for performing at an optimum level. Exercise, eating a healthy diet and focusing on your mental state of being are important aspects of living a long and active life.

CBD oil is a terrific source of vitamins and minerals we all need to ensure optimal health. CBD is one of a small amount of sources that consist of all 20 essential amino acids. CBD hemp oil includes the following vitamins and minerals:

  • Vitamin B1, B2, B3 & B6
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin C
  • Iron
  • Zinc
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Sulfur
  • Phosphorous

CBD Health Benefits – Improve Sleep
Sleep deprivation is an epidemic in American culture. We continue to sacrifice sleep in order to maximize the amount of time we can spend, working, studying, taking care of our children and all the other endless tasks on our to do list.

The body undergoes imperative repair and damage control while we sleep that is why its critical to get enough quality sleep. Consistent sleep deprivation is a habit that can have harmful long term effects.

CBD can improve your quality of sleep by activating endocannabinoid receptors, which are responsible for the regulation of vital body processes including sleep. By maintaining a balanced system, CBD hemp oil & other CBD products restores homeostasis causing a relaxing and tranquil feeling that makes it easier to sleep.

Be sure to check out: The Difference Between CBD and THC

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Apple Fritter Strain Review

apple fritter strain

Apple Fritter Strain Review

Apple Fritter Strain

Factoids:  Grower-Boring Weed Company/ Dispensary – Cannabliss & Co.

Indica Hybrid THC 23.07% CBD 0.07%

Terpenes- Myrcene and Caryophyllene

Bud Buzz: The Apple Fritter strain is delicious on every level.  The smell and taste are so good, not quite like an apple fritter but close enough.  The body high comes on right away and it’s intense.  This marijuana strain is best enjoyed sitting down, especially at first.  The waves of relaxation are almost dreamlike and the head high is there but it takes a backseat to the body buzz.  Although considered a hybrid, Apple Fritter smokes like a pure Indica.  The couch lock was real with this strain but unlike some Indica dominant hybrids, it did not last too long.  After about an hour you could get up and get a few things done.  This strain was complex in that you do feel like talking, but you’re not especially talkative.  Best enjoyed with like-minded friends.  An excellent choice for those who have anxiety or struggle with insomnia.  Apple Fritter really relaxes your muscles so it would be a perfect after workout marijuana strain or good if you have a pulled muscle you are nursing.  Towards the end of your high expect to feel pretty sleepy so plan to enjoy this weed strain later in the day. Some dry mouth but no other significant negatives, just a happy relaxed high.

Buzz Enhancers

Drinkables– you are going to want to get creative with beverage choices to deal with the dry mouth.  Maybe because there is a certain spicy flavor to this strain, something that complements that would work well.  A cold brew coffee or if you are feeling like a hot drink, some coffee or tea.  If you don’t want any caffeine to interact with the Indica relaxation go with a Sprite or similar type of soda.

Munchables-the temptation to eat an actual apple fritter is lowkey real here and you can go in that direction to fulfill your sweet tooth.  Donuts definitely hit the spot in general.  If you are looking for a savory snack, grilled cheese is the way to go.  Something about the creamy texture of the cheese against the crunchy buttery bread just works.

Doables-when your friends text you and ask what you’re going, your likely response will be “just chillin”.  Now is the time to start that Hulu series you’ve been wanting to watch.  You should have just enough focus to get really into that type of entertainment.  For the more creative types, a relaxed drawing session is a good way to spend your time.  Is a nap calling?  Pick up and say yes!

Be sure to check out: The Most Popular Marijuana Strains & Effects and Cannabis Strains and How to Combine Them

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Medical Marijuana: Treating What Ails You with Cannabis

Medical Marijuana, Cannabis, Card

There is a reason that over 80% of people in the US support legalizing marijuana for medical use.  Most people who have tried marijuana understand how effective it can be for such a wide range of medical conditions, much more so than any pharmaceutical drug currently available in many cases.  While marijuana does not cure it all and no one claims it does, the right medical marijuana can provide much needed relief for people currently suffering from any number of medical issues who have either lost faith in traditional medicine or have found it to be too expensive and not very helpful at all.

CBD vs. THC

Cannabis has over 100 different compounds but for the purposes of treating medical conditions, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD) are the most relevant and recognized.  THC dominant strains can certainly treat many medical conditions however one side effect that not everyone wants is that psychoactive effect or a change in consciousness.

For medical marijuana patients today, CBD dominant strains of marijuana solves this problem.  CBD provides significant medical benefits without the “high” that recreational cannabis users are after.  For some medical marijuana patients, it is beneficial to do some experimentation with different strains to see which ones provide the most benefit to their particular condition.  It might be that only CBD relieves their symptoms or a strain with a 1:1 ration of THC and CBD.  It’s important to talk to both your doctor and budtender if you plan to do a little experimenting so they can point you in the right direction.

Conditions that Benefit from Medical Marijuana

The most common reason why people try medicinal marijuana is for pain management.  What the cause of the pain is varies considerably from person to person but for those experiencing pain over long periods of time, medical marijuana has done wonders.  It will not cure the pain or banish it forever but it makes living a happy and productive life much more attainable.  There is some debate as to how well medicinal marijuana handles severe pain that normally requires opiates however it is definitely safer and not addictive so worth a try.  Medical marijuana also does not cause kidney damage like so many NSAIDS do with long term use so its safety is far superior when tackling ongoing pain.

Depression, anxiety and PTSD are often crippling disorders that drain the quality of life from those who experience them, or worse.  Medical marijuana has been shown to be highly effective at managing all three conditions.  Typical pharmaceutical solutions can often be enough however with some people experiencing serious side effects, patient compliance is a real problem.  A drug may work but if no one wants to take the drug because of the side effects, then what is the point?  Enter medical marijuana with far fewer if any negative side effects and patient compliance is no longer a problem.  Combining pharmaceutical medication along with marijuana can be done successfully but not without the guidance of a doctor.

For conditions such as multiple sclerosis, where nerve pain can be a near constant problem and Parkinson’s disease, where tremors make doing common everyday things like brushing your teeth a true challenge, medical marijuana has been shown to reduce or element nerve pain and lesson tremors respectively.   Most common pharmaceutical options, if there are any, are so sedating that patients spend their time in a haze rather than living their lives.

From easing the number and severity of epileptic seizures to lessening the overwhelming nausea of chemo treatments, to aiding in the control of glaucoma, medical marijuana has shown that it can help with so many types of medical conditions that it is becoming increasingly difficult to find one medical condition that marijuana can’t help.  It is still necessary to coordinate with a medical professional before you self-treat however with medicinal marijuana becoming more and more accepted in the medical community you should not face any judgment from your doctor.  If you do, it might be time to find a new doctor that supports your path towards a happy healthy life that is not solely dependent on often outrageously expensive pharmaceuticals that have serious and sometimes dangerous side effects.  The effort to find the right medicinal marijuana for your condition is well worth the time.

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Marionberry Kush Strain Review

marionberry kush strain review

Marionberry Kush Strain Review

Marionberry Kush Strain

Factoids:  Grower-Green Hills & Heroes of the Farm/ Dispensary – MindRite

Sativa Hybrid THC 24.6% CBD 0.00%

Terpenes- Myrcene, Limonene and Caryophyllene

Bud Buzz: Although this is a hybrid it’s a very heavily Indica dominant hybrid so true Sativa lovers, it might not be for you.  The fruit marionberries are popular in the Pacific Northwest of the US and taste wise are a cross between blueberries and raspberries. So with this delicious strain of top shelf cannabis flower.  The smell and flavor are sweet and smooth, perfect to put in a bong, with a little ice for good measure.  Marionberry Kush starts off slow and builds momentum so unless you have a pretty high tolerance, start slow with this one. 

The feeling of relaxation is almost unbelievable and washes over you in waves at first so enjoy this ride.  Perfect body buzz follows with some head buzz but not too much.  If you have any form of anxiety, this strain is for you. It doesn’t knock you out, at least not right away so you can get things done if you want to. You may instead choose a slow late afternoon or early evening smoke session to really give this flower it’s time to shine!  The marionberry kush strain review would be excellent for anyone who has stress, and who doesn’t have stress, or insomnia.  Very few negatives and zero dry mouth which is a huge plus.

Buzz Enhancers

Drinkables– With no dry mouth to contend with anything you like is going to work well with this cannabis strain.  Because it is so fruity, you might want to add to that vibe and choose your drink accordingly. Or, you could go the opposite way and stick with straight H20 or even tea would be great.

Munchables-There were no real out of control munchies, at first, just a relaxing chill for a while.  But with so many strains, the munchies come late to the party and this is true with Marionberry Kush. Sure you could eat berries, but get more creative than that and go for some cheesecake with berries on top. Maybe even some whipped cream too, why not.  Definitely a sweet tooth munchie experience.  Salty snacks just didn’t have much appeal but your experience may vary.

Doables-since this is a pretty relaxing strain, feel free to watch the sunset, storm clouds gather, a bird sitting in a tree, you get the idea.  While you may not be motivated to go for a run, you can tap into your creative side and do some drawing or painting or even some slow yoga might be interesting.

Be sure to check out: Tangie Breath Strain Review and Ghost Train Haze Strain Review

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How to Increase Your Cannabis Buzz

Increase Your Cannabis Buzz

The perfect cannabis buzz is a beautiful but sometimes fragile thing.  A little bad luck or the wrong choices and you could find yourself with a very unsatisfying cannabis experience.  All that time and money not to mention good intentions down the drain.  No marijuana connoisseur will tell you that all highs are perfect and just because you consumed cannabis you should expect to have a fantastic time, every time. With the right attitude and some knowledge you can increase your cannabis buzz and positive meaningful experiences and decrease the ones that mess with your high in some really harsh ways.

Lower Expectation to Increase Your Cannabis Buzz

We humans have this habit of overthinking things, often to such extremes that we psyche ourselves out of even the simplest of pleasures. Case in point, consuming cannabis.  Just because you paid a lot of money for a strain that a budtender told you was the best ever, doesn’t mean your own experience will be the best.  Different marijuana strains react differently with each person’s own chemistry.  So it’s smart to listen to advice, but don’t take it as indisputable fact.

Too Much is Sometimes Too Much

It’s an easy mistake to make, even for seasoned cannabis users, you just did too much.  This can play out in one of two ways, either you feel a little sick, you get anxious or the best is when you just fall asleep.  The other side of this coin is you have been consuming a lot of cannabis products and have built up a tolerance that starts to affect the quality of your buzz and not in a good way.  Knowing your limits and being cautious with new marijuana strains and products you have limited experience with is the best way to keep your buzz where it should be, high.

The Right Smoke Buddies Can Make All the Difference

Ever spent hours listening to a friend or acquaintance drone on and on about something you have no interest in but you feel obligated to hang in there?  This friend does not understand the two way dynamic of conversation and you may just be an audience to their constant monologues.  Think about and visualize if you can, how it might play out to make this person a smoke buddy.  If you are a risk taker, give it a try.  It’s entirely possible with the right cannabis products, this person may be the perfect smoke buddy to increase your cannabis buzz.  Or they may not and you will spend the next few hours feeling uncomfortable and wishing for a quick teleportation to…anywhere else.  Conversely, if you have a friend who you makes you feel happy and comfortable when you’re not high, then it is probable they will be a perfect addition to your next cannabis session.

Alcohol Accompaniments

For most cannabis users, the occasional beer or glass of wine with your marijuana just adds an additional layer of fun and relaxation.  For others, it can really destroy your buzz if you are not used to drinking, cannabis or doing both at the same time.  A beautiful trippy high can turn into a bathroom floor nausea night with the wrong mix of alcohol and cannabis.  The best way to prevent this from happening is to go slow and experiment.  Try your cannabis first, then have a beer, now wait.  How do you feel after half an hour?  The answer to that question will determine how you should proceed.

Planning Your Cannabis Session Down to the Last Minute

If you have traveled with people who love to plan literally every moment of the trip, you can certainly relate to this one.  In life, travel and cannabis use, there must be some room for spontaneity and surprise.  Achieving a really good high is special and if you just want to kick back and watch the clouds float by but your list says its puzzle time, stress is sure to follow.  So leave the serious planning for work or school if you really want to increase your cannabis buzz.  It’s often fun to have a general idea about what you plan to do during your cannabis session but always leave room to change your mind.

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CBD Product Testing Will Be Done by FDA Contractor

CBD Product Testing

CBD product testing is needed for the industry. The FDA is wants to award a contract to help test thousands of CBD Products as the agency develops regulations for products containing the non-intoxicating cannabinoid.

In a note published on Thursday, FDA reported the selected firm will offer aid with”collecting samples and analyzing the amounts of CBD and related cannabinoids, in addition to potential associated contaminants like poisonous components, pesticides and industrial compounds, processing solvents as well as microbial contamination, in cosmetics and foods via surveys of those products.” Continue reading CBD Product Testing Will Be Done by FDA Contractor

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The Best Marijuana Dispensaries in My State

Marijuana Dispensaries in my state

Best Marijuana Dispensaries in My State

In countries that have legalized marijuana, either for recreational or medical use, dispensaries are forever changing the tradition of purchasing buds. When you are looking for marijuana dispensaries in my state, visiting these pot shops may be an eye-opening experience for people who have just known the restricted alternatives, questionable quality and legal hazards of black-market buys. But with all these marijuana dispensaries cropping up throughout the nation, it can be tough to know which ones actually excel.

If you are seeking a greater cannabis-buying experience, look no further than these picks for the best marijuana dispensaries in my state and in the America. Below are over 70 medical and recreational pot shops across the nation that stand out for their elite and extensive inventories, awesome environments and excellent staffs.

Best Marijuana Dispensaries In My State –  Northern California
The Bay Area is the birthplace of the modern marijuana dispensary, due to the pot pioneers who boldly opened the San Francisco Cannabis Buyers Club in 1992–four years before the passage of Proposition 215, the state’s landmark medical marijuana legislation. That compassionate spirit remains at the core of the area’s dispensaries, which provide everything from boutique buds into the mythical outdoor cannabis of the Emerald Triangle. The Bay also boasts some of the nation’s finest makers of concentrates, edibles and topicals. Here are our picks for the best stores in NorCal.

1841 El Camino

This large and gorgeous dispensary has one of the broadest selections of top-shelf meds and edibles anywhere in the country –and the very helpful staff makes shopping here a joy. Regular barbecues and community events have turned this store into a social hub for stoners from the Golden State’s capital.

Barbary Coast

This place has a swank decor and heady menu, but that is just for starters–it also has a complete dab and vape pub. Lots of the items on the menu are offered for less than $10. It is a great place to pop in to get a buzz before dinner or a night out in San Francisco. Barbary Coast provides a glimpse of what the future might look like once public-consumption problems are finally behind us.

CannaCruz

Quality medication is job one for CannaCruz: The team here takes safe access to clean meds severely. Found in the surfer and hippie heaven of Santa Cruz, this dispensary has a surf-shop texture to it. When you see CannaCruz, get yourself a pre-roll (they really have good pre-rolls… seriously) and visit the dog beach for a blaze and a sunset.

CBCB (Cannabis Buyers Club Berkeley)

Terrific weed coupled with a neighborhood feel make this Berkeley store a local institution. Free fruit and snacks, chess boards and books give this place a true rec-center vibe. An upbeat DJ spinning music and a huge menu with very reasonable pricing make CBCB a excellent place to receive your medical buds and enjoy a pickup game of chess with a few of the sailors.

Compassionate Heart Collective

This gem, situated in the gateway to the Emerald Triangle, is an old-school Deadhead’s paradise. It’s also a wonderful place to learn what the outside scene in NorCal offers. The distinctive exterior variety this collective brings to the table comes in a totally reasonable price–a terrific shop with wonderful value.

Elemental Wellness

Not only do they give free massage, acupuncture and yoga, but they also carry some of the best cannabis in the world, along with some customer-loyalty program that earns you free weed with regular purchases. Plus their True OG can be a life-changer–do not leave without catching some.

Emerald Pharms

World-famous Emerald Pharms is a tourist destination for people interested in sustainable farming and living. This”permaculture oasis” is an off-the-grid, solar-powered, self-sustaining organic farm in addition to a warm and friendly dispensary with a curated collection of organic goodies. Pack a lunch, bring your dog and spend a while soaking this place in.

The Green Door

All the stores on this list have excellent service and superior weed in common, but just the Green Door has a set of original Dr. Seuss art on display. Come to the cannabis, remain for the remarkable art. The friendly and knowledgeable staff can help you pick the perfect strain to enjoy with your green eggs and ham.

Humboldt Patient Resource Center

This well-stocked shop is situated right in the center of some of the greatest outdoor activities that California has to offer. Beautiful beaches, redwood forests, pristine hiking trails and the terrific college-town vibe of Arcata make this store worth planning a weekend around–and it is also the fountainhead for many great Humboldt growers.

Magnolia

Magnolia is a store with a mission: making life better for individuals and making Oakland better for everybody. Regular educational and social events provide members of Magnolia an exciting link to their community through the herb which brings everyone together.

Best Marijuana Dispensaries In My Sate – Southern California
With much more dispensaries than any other area of the country, the Los Angeles area represents the epicenter of medical cannabis sales. Kush strains and terpy concentrates rule the roost, while hundreds of edible and topical founders fuel a solid market for quality meds at competitive rates. Now that the LA City Council’s moratorium on dispensaries has been finished thanks to Measure M, and with recreational adult use awaiting full implementation in 2018, the sky’s the limit to what the leaders of SoCal could achieve.

Alternative Herbal Health Services (AHHS WeHo)

West Hollywood’s origin for the fire in each class, AHHS WeHo is celebrating over 14 years of helping patients in need–and the useful and dedicated here staff makes the whole experience a pleasure.

Buds & Roses

This Studio City stalwart boasts some of the best flowers, hash and edibles from the Los Angeles region. Specializing in veganic medication, B&R puts an emphasis on quality and security.

California Herbal Remedies (CHR)

California Herbal Remedies (CHR)
Launched in 2007, CHR has a storied history as Kush pros and Cannabis Cup winners. Their menu has always featured over 70 distinct lab-tested, high profile blossoms and shatters for a decade and counting.

Downtown Patients Group (DTPG)

Since 2007, DTPG has served the sufferers of downtown LA with a enormous choice of breeds, hash, edibles, tinctures and topicals, including CBD-rich products. Take a look at their daily bargains and always-reasonable rates.

Greenwolf LA

Situated on LA’s East Side in Los Feliz, Greenwolf provides frosty flowers, clean and yummy concentrates, and a huge array of edibles and topicals.

The Higher Path

Everything here is top-shelf, such as a huge array of CBD-rich products. The greater Path also provides a 10 percent reduction to the handicapped, seniors, students and veterans.

Los Angeles Patients & Caregivers Group (LAPCG)

Open since 2004, this pioneer center gives an extraordinary choice of flowers and concentrates for individuals in need, including some of the best brands in cannabis: Marley Natural, Whoopi & Maya, hmbldt, Apothecanna and Chong’s Choice.

MedMen WeHo

Comfortable and clean, with an emphasis on wellness and health, MedMen does a excellent job of rewarding regulars with gifts and discounts. They offer a well-curated choice of meds, including equipment from Pax, Papa & Barkley, Sprig, Flow Kana, Kiva and much more.

ShowGrow LA

Everyone should experience this enormous (8,000 square feet!) State-of-the-art facility situated smack dab in the center of LA’s downtown fashion district. Patients can have a look at the live growroom and then buy from a enormous assortment of high-quality meds.

The WEED (Wellness Earth Energy Dispensary)

Patients searching for quality meds at affordable prices should take a look at the WEED in Studio City. The informative budtenders can allow you to find what’s best for you, and the WEED specializes in CBD-rich varieties and products also.

Best Marijuana Dispensaries In My State – Colorado
Colorado was the first US state to legalize recreational marijuana for adults 21 and over–and the only state to have amended its state constitution to do so. The upshot is a serious and committed industry foundation that has pushed the limits of legal markets, cultivation and civilization. These dispensaries not boast some of the best cannabis in the nation, but they have also set global standards for genetics, research and luxury products.

The Clinic

Among the first big boys in Big D, the Clinic now spans three states: Colorado, Illinois and Nevada. Winner of awards and accolades throughout the business, the Clinic has taken home 14 Cannabis Cups, including many first-place wins for concentrates, blossoms and CBD solutions.

Green Man Cannabis (GMC)

With a national reputation for having some of the best growers in the game, Green Man Cannabis is a perennial Cannabis Cup competition whose award-winning breeds are among the best on the planet. In this year’s annual HT attribute”The Strongest Strains on Earth,” GMC boasted two of the very best breeds, each with over 26 percent triggered THC.

The Green Solution

With 15 locations open in 2017, the Green Option is Colorado’s second largest retail dispensary series. Having a professionally trained staff and an emphasis on customer service, the Green Option takes its craft seriously–and it shows. The winner of over 15 Cannabis Cups, for everything from extracts to CBD goods, this store’s extensive menu offers something for every cannabis consumer, from the individual to the recreational user.

The Herbal Cure

Founded in 2010, this iconic Logan Street dispensary is well known for its relaxed atmosphere and among the most educated staffs in the nation. The diverse menu of breeds features a blend of exotic and local tastes, such as exclusive drops from Essential Extracts from the means of killer rosin and solventless hash.

House of Dankness

Founded by renowned grower and breeder Scott Reach of Rare Dankness, this Denver dispensary has quickly become a force to be reckoned with. After years of providing Colorado patients with elite genetics, House of Dankness currently has its own Denver storefront together with a brand new, state-of-the-art grow facility–among the biggest in the Southwest area.

MMJ America

With three shops in Denver and a fourth in Boulder, MMJ America is among the most significant and best-known chains of recreational and medical dispensaries in Colorado. A premier breed menu is offered at each store courtesy of the Vault Genetics, a subsidiary of MMJA and the winner of more than a dozen HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cups. The professional team and smart business attitude make MMJA a powerhouse in the cannabis market.

Native Roots

A popular fixture one of Colorado’s cannabis aficionados, Native Roots boasts 19 dispensary locations and a broad menu of edibles, topicals and concentrates, Patients have their choice of potent strains , including some that hit over 28 per cent THC (like the White Fire OG, Chem 4, and Bruce Banner).

Natural Remedies

This downtown Denver store boasts a excellent location, friendly staff and fantastic quality for reasonable prices, with daily specials yearlong. You do not need to miss out on Natural Treatments’ Moonshine Haze, UK Cheese or Super Silver Flo. Additionally, sister firm Concentrated Remedies creates some of the best BHO in the city! Medical and recreational users alike will love visiting this store.

Sweet Leaf

Among the most welcoming dispensaries in the company, Sweet Leaf is famous for its excellent inventory, competitive pricing and highly educated employees. This store can fulfill even the most discerning client’s needs. And, Sweet Leaf is expanding, including stores in Oregon and Nevada to its 10 locations throughout greater Denver.

Verde Natural

A dispensary whose roots run deep in the background of this trade, Verde Natural is now synonymous with the true basis of cannabis, thanks to curated genetics that go back generations in america and Amsterdam alike. Featuring all-organic, soil-grown breeds, the menu in Verde is refreshing and healthy, with a focus on assisting patients in need.

Best Marijuana Dispensaries In My State – Michigan
When you combine Ann Arbor’s storied history of pro-pot advocacy with Detroit’s economic recession and the long tradition of growing from the Upper Peninsula, you have a state ripe for the benefits of marijuana-law reform. Despite the fact that the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act was overwhelmingly approved by voters in November 2008, dispensaries here continue to function under some amount of fear.

Arborside

Winner of numerous Cannabis Cups, this Ann Arbor store is the friendly neighborhood compassionate caregiver. Arborside offers a number of diverse levels of marijuana, from the top-shelf into the super-affordable, and in addition, it carries a wide array of popular products, including its own line of tasty and potent edibles.

Bloom City Club

Female-owned and -managed, this Ann Arbor dispensary is well known for its impeccable customer service and relaxing atmosphere. Bloom specializes in small-batch”craft” cannabis products made with love by a few of the best growers and infusion artists in Michigan.

Depot Town Alternative Health

This spot started in Ypsilanti in 2011 and has been faithfully serving the patients of this region with Cannabis Cup–winning, lab-tested medication ever since, such as Captain Kirk’s edibles. The Detroit Metro Times cited Depot Town for the Best Pre-Roll in a Dispensary in 2017. The store also provides discounts for seniors, veterans and students.

Green Cross

Situated on the famous 8 Mile Road in Detroit, this skilled and inexpensive pot shop puts an emphasis on teaching patients and stocking cutting-edge goods, such as CBD-rich concentrates, THCA crystalline, distillates and”The Clear.” Additionally, it provides growers with quality rooted clones.

Herbal Solutions

With numerous Cannabis Cups for its flowers and concentrates, this Ypsilanti store includes a professional environment, lab-tested medicine and a friendly, knowledgeable staff. Herbal Solutions has what you’re looking for, such as a robust number of live resin, clean shatter, yummy wax and aficionado-quality nugs.

JC3 (Jackson County Compassion Club)

Situated between Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo, the town of Jackson does not provide a huge amount of choices for med-pot patients needing, but JC3 shines through with terrific medicine at sensible prices. Launched in 2009, this private club takes new members and boasts a enormous seed basement catering to patients who wish to cultivate their own.

Om of Medicine

This gorgeous spot in Ann Arbor employs a holistic and natural approach to cannabinoid medication. The store hosts grow seminars (with the likes of breeding legend DJ Short) and comedy shows, and in addition, it provides a 10 percent reduction to the handicapped, seniors and veterans.

The Sweet Leaf

At this unique Flint business, nine unique grower/caregivers with unique specialties combine to provide patients with a number of high quality meds at very affordable prices, all under one roof. Patients receive real one-on-one help in addition to advice from the educated staff.

Third Coast

Third Coast was the first dispensary to start in Michigan, and it is still among the best. Safe, friendly and boasting some of the best blossoms and concentrates from the country, Third Coast in Ypsilanti has a terrific atmosphere and even hosts cooking and massage classes.

TreeCity Health Collective

Minutes from downtown Ann Arbor, Treecity provides a carefully curated selection of lab-tested blossoms, concentrates and much more. This is a real patients’ collective, with tons of CBD-rich products along with a rigorous 21-plus policy.

Best Marijuana Dispensaries In My State – Nevada

The Silver State is quickly becoming a significant player in the world of retail weed. Nevada’s medical cannabis law has been on the books for almost two years, and the law allows for reciprocity–meaning that legal pot patients from any other nation can come to Nevada and buy up to 2.5 ounces in a dispensary. Rec earnings are expected to start this summer, and it is safe to presume that, like everything in Vegas, they are going to be large. Until then, here are our favorite medical stores in Nevada.

Las Vegas Releaf

A posh yet encouraging medical dispensary, Releaf carries a complete line of flowers, concentrates and edibles at very affordable prices. Its knowledgeable staff intends to educate patients, supplying products that treat symptoms effectively and economically.

MMJ America

A Colorado transplant, MMJA is rapidly becoming a national brand, starting its first pot shop in Las Vegas in the summer of 2017. The nearest dispensary into the Vegas Strip, this store services patients with the exact strains which have won MMJA countless awards at HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cups.

Oasis Medical Center

Education and community participation highlight the Oasis Medical Center’s mission. A pioneer in the Vegas cannabis scene, this store provides an impressive number of top-shelf medication to individuals and tourists alike, all curated from the best producers in Nevada.

ShowGrow

After launching three dispensaries in Southern California, ShowGrow has embarked on its first out-of-state venture, bringing Cali quality to the desert oasis in Nevada. Offering one of the most extensive strain menus in Las Vegas, in addition to extracts, edibles and vape-pen goods, ShowGrow is among the state’s biggest and most popular dispensaries.

The Source

With two Nevada locations and a dedication to quality and patient safety, the Supply is a place for individuals to feel secure and welcome in obtaining their cannabis medication. The value menu includes $10 g, while 30 blossom strains and over 60 types and tastes of concentrates provide loads of choices for health and recreational users alike.

Best Marijuana Dispensaries In My State – Oregon
Portland is home to many of the best marijuana dispensaries in the world –although the Rose City is hip, stylish and plenty of fun, there is more to do in Oregon. The country is a wonderland for outdoor activities like fishing, hiking, rock climbing and white-water rafting–and cannabis is flourishing as well. Here are a couple of our favourite places to buy pot.

Attis Trading Company

Staffed by informed budtenders, the airy and bright Attis stores are fantastic for those wishing to soothe their bodily pains or emotional traumas. Much like a pharmaceutical dispensary, Attis has three locations in Portland and a fourth in Tillamook, so relief is not far away.

Botanica Cannabis Dispensary

With a screen room that looks more like a jewelry store, Botanica’s limited choice of flowers could fool the shopper used to Oregon’s mega-dispensaries. But there is not a terrible strain on offer here, and the relaxed neighborhood vibe will guarantee that everybody walks away with the ideal product for their requirements.

Brothers Cannabis

Among the nation’s earliest dispensaries, Brothers Cannabis is a piece of Portland history. This store offers a killer selection of flowers and pre-rolls, designed to appeal to everyone from the roller to the frugal shopper. And unlike many ultra-laid-back Oregon weed shops, Brothers works hard to provide attentive customer service.

Collective Awakenings

The Moe’s Tavern of PDX dispensaries, this well-worn spot warmly embraces the weed shopper using a down-home vibe. Do not expect anything flashy from this local favorite–just good weed at 1970s prices.

Jayne

Great selection of lab-tested blossoms awaits you in this oasis of high-end goods at reduced prices. A excellent entry dispensary for the curious or uninitiated, Jayne also stocks a premium variety of topicals, edibles, concentrates and tinctures.

Nectar

Tucked into the rolling suburban hills of Portland, Nectar is a hidden gem. A curated choice of sativas, indicas and hybrids ensures something for every smoker. Expect to land wonderful deals on high-quality flowers–even the $25 eighths work wonders–and there is a friendly, chill staff .

Oregon’s Finest

Any of Oregon’s Best location is well worth a trip for its superb top-shelf flower selection, though costs run high. While the budtenders here are to get a hipster vibe, their knowledgeable recommendations of the best herb for each customer more than makes up for this.

Oregrown

Billed as farm to table” canna-business, Oregrown grows and sells organic indoor cannabis and processes its extracts. Set in the heart of downtown Bend, this flagship dispensary also supplies high-quality organic flowers from a select handful of Oregon cultivators.

Serra Dispensary (Downtown)

For vacationers breezing through Portland with limited time on their hands, Serra is your best option for a fast and affordable pot-buying experience. This dispensary boasts a laid-back staff who will gently nudge newbies to the ideal option. And remember that Ground Kontrol Arcade is just down the block.

Thurman Street Collective

Maybe the cutest small dispensary in all Portland, Thurman Street Collective is fantastic for the discerning consumer who enjoys an aesthetically pleasing atmosphere while purchasing weed. Doubling as an art gallery, this store is actively engaged in the surrounding neighborhood, building a sense of community.

Best Marijuana Dispensaries In My State – Washington
Since Washington voters approved legalizing marijuana for recreational use in 2012, numerous cannabis stores have sprouted one of the Puget Sound’s sprawl of waterways and pine woods. Whether you are a visitor or a neighborhood, you are likely to be distracted by the billboard marketing and overcrowded sector. Here are the best bets to get a terrific weed experience from the Evergreen State.

Chimacum Cannabis Co.

A popular stop for pot smokers heading into the Victorian seaport of Port Townsend, the Chimacum Cannabis Co., place in a restored farmhouse, has a warm, rustic vibe. Sourcing premium, organically grown cannabis products from around the Olympic Peninsula, this store showcases the best buds the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

Hashtag

The online ordering system at Hashtag makes for a painless shopping experience, and the product choice can not be beaten. It’s located only a short stroll from Seattle’s famed Fremont troll under the bridge–a perfect spot to see after indulging.

Have a Heart (Belltown)

Notorious for its giant joint sculpture, this Belltown place is one of six Have a Heart dispensaries. Conveniently situated only a few blocks from the Space Needle and the downtown waterfront, Have a Heart Belltown boasts an impressive inventory of high quality cannabis and a knowledgeable and friendly staff.

Herban Legends

Herban Legends is the place to go if you are visiting Seattle for a day but do not want to leave the downtown grid. A brief walk at the end of the famed Pike Place market, this uber-hip store beats the more heavily promoted dispensaries close to the sports stadiums thanks to its great staff and wide selection.

Herbs House

Tucked in a wasteland between the Seattle areas of Ballard and Phinney Ridge, Herbs House can be difficult to find. But in case you’re able to stick to the GPS, this area has the best prices for marijuana in Seattle, palms down.

HWY 420

This shop offers a terrific choice of flowers, edibles, accessories and extracts, and the owners return to the community by donating to local charities. The friendly staff makes this an outstanding pot stop in your Olympic Peninsula travels.

Paper & Leaf

Stroll off the ferry from Seattle and choose the shuttle to Bainbridge’s Paper & Leaf. This high-end cannabis boutique has a gallery-like vibe, with classic records playing and beautifully displayed products. Friendly budtenders provide sage advice about the gigantic range of flowers, extracts and edibles.

Pot Zone

Tucked away in a strip mall amidst towering pine trees in the little town of Port Orchard–just across the sound from Seattle–Pot Zone feels like a well-kept secret. It provides great daily deals and a vast array of the Pacific Northwest’s favorite growers, for instance, unbeatable Noble Farms.

Vela

Situated in Sodo (south of downtown), Vela utilizes a color-spectrum wall to assist clients choose from an imposing collection of cannabis products. Vela’s in-store extraction and grow laboratory make for an educational and visually attractive dispensary experience.

Xander’s Green Goods

A charming, warmly inviting store, Xander’s Green Goods is located in Seattle’s sister city, Tacoma, one of a patch of half-abandoned warehouses. If you are able to make it , Xander’s will disclose its wealth for you, such as the best prices and selection of flowers in the region, in addition to great benefits for return customers.

Not To Be Dismissed

Needless to say, not all of dispensary systems are created equal, but it doesn’t mean you can not locate high-caliber cannabis shops outside California, Colorado, Oregon or Washington. Quantity does not necessarily indicate quality, and while pot shops might not be prolific in such conditions, there are still some extraordinary spots to check out!

Best Marijuana Dispensaries in My State – Alaska

Arctic Herbery

As the first licensed marijuana shop to open its doors in Anchorage, this dispensary currently serves up Alaska’s finest flowers, extracts, clones and other high quality accessories. The dependable staff will help you find what you’re looking for, whether it’s medical or recreational.

Best Marijuana Dispensaries in My State – Arizona

TruMed Dispensary

With top-notch employees as well as a dedicated nurse on staff, TruMed provides an extensive menu of breeds, edibles and infused products. Plus first-time patients in this Phoenix-based store get a special discount: Buy an eighth and receive an eighth free!

Best Marijuana Dispensaries in My State – Illinois

D33 Chicago (Dispensary 33)

Unlike a lot of cannabis stores, D33 displays all its marijuana products to its clients, allowing patients to inspect their meds. With a huge menu of flowers, extracts, edibles and topicals, this dispensary has always gone above and beyond to assist the nation’s medical marijuana patients safely and safely get their medication.

Best Marijuana Dispensaries in My State – Massachusetts

New England Treatment Access

Massachusetts’s main medical marijuana dispensary, with locations in Brookline and Northampton, has an extensive menu featuring blossoms, edibles, topicals, concentrates and much more. An additional bonus is that the Wait Time Widget, which enables individuals to use their mobile device to check if there is a line at either place.

Best Marijuana Dispensaries in My State – New Jersey

Breakwater Treatment & Wellness

The preeminent dispensary from the Garden State, Breakwater’s centrally located store includes a varied cross-section of genetics, developed at a enormous state-of-the-art cultivation facility run by formally trained agriculturalists. The focus at Breakwater is simple: Through innovative increase techniques and scientifically enhanced breeding projects, they offer the ultimate treatment-oriented menu for their own patients.

Best Marijuana Dispensaries in My State – Rhode Island

Thomas C. Slater Compassion Center

Committed to providing secure, dignified and affordable access to medical marijuana in Rhode Island, the Thomas C. Slater Compassion Center provides just the best medical-grade cannabis.

Best Marijuana Dispensaries in My State – Washington DC

Capital City Care

With a knowledgeable staff, convenient hours, competitive rates and a wonderful choice of merchandise, Capital City Care has won the”Best of DC” award for the best Dispensary and is the only store in DC licensed to cultivate cannabis–meaning patients can count on consistent quality, exclusive breeds, and awesome specials and sales.

Be sure to check out our interactive map of all marijuana dispensaries in the U.S.

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While the legal usage of hemp as well as other cannabis products develops, customers are getting more interested about their alternatives. Choices include cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), two components found in plants of the Cannabis genus.

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Originally from Acapulco, Mexico, Acapulco Gold is a well-known and highly praised strain of cannabis. It’s noted for its euphoria-inducing, energizing effects. It’s said to reduce fatigue, stress, pain, and even nausea.

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The Blue Dream is a very popular marijuana strain is relaxing and soothing, but it isn’t a total sedative. This makes it perfect for easing pain, cramps, or inflammation for when it’s hard to fall asleep. Plus, it’s said to lift your mood and give you a feeling of euphoria. Continue reading The Most Popular Marijuana Strains & Effects