Have a Have a Heart Vendor Spotlight: Exotikz

Have a Have a Heart Vendor Spotlight: Exotikz

Rap artist and weed entrepreneur Berner — famous for the much-hyped Cookies strains, gear and edibles — teamed up with Ivan of the legendary Jungle Boys, major players in the LA cannabis scene. The result? The Exotikz line, which was heralded by the expected noise on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. “We had the pleasure to check out Sunset Sherbert, an indica-leaning hybrid descended from Girl Scout Cookies and Pink Panties, and, by extension, Durban Poison, OG Kush, and Cherry Pie. With such potent ancestors, it’s no surprise that Sunset Sherbert packs a punch.” In fact, it generated so much excitement that lines stretched around the block for its Seattle release here at Have a Heart. It didn’t hurt that Berner and Ivan were in the house to generate a party vibe. “It’s the best of the best of everything,” Ivan told reporters as he explained the collaboration. Both Berner and Jungle Boys have made careers on image and branding, but they also have a reputation for dedicated pheno-hunting and solid yet innovative genetics. Which brings us to the product itself. Here at Seattle’s leading pot shop, we had the pleasure to check out the Sunset Sherbert, an indica-leaning hybrid descended from Girl Scout Cookies and Pink Panties, and, by extension, Durban Poison, OG Kush, and Cherry Pie. With such potent ancestors, it’s no surprise that Sunset Sherbert packs a punch. Our crew at Have a Heart Belltown was in agreement: this strain delivers an elevated high, made sweeter by the notes of berry candy and pine-laced citrus. We were feelin’ it, but still couldn’t resist another foray into Exotikz with Wedding...
Bongs and Books: Cannabis Book Clubs are the Next Big Thing

Bongs and Books: Cannabis Book Clubs are the Next Big Thing

Winter is coming, and Samwell Tarly isn’t the only one who’s excited to hunker down with a stack of books. Here at Have a Heart Bothell, we’ve been hearing a lot about the next big thing: stoner book clubs. Though book clubs are traditionally associated with copious amounts of wine, happy Bothell club members report that passing the bong creates the perfect atmosphere for philosophical discussion, deep analysis, and, of course, laughing your head off.  Want to start your own stoner book club? Here at your favorite Seattle-area pot shop, we provide supplies and reading inspiration. Here’s a few ideas for your first selection: “Though book clubs are traditionally associated with copious amounts of wine, happy Bothell club members report that passing the bong creates the perfect atmosphere for philosophical discussion, deep analysis, and, of course, laughing your head off.” Wicked Plants by Amy Stewart While imbibing in your favorite psychotropic plant, contemplate the world’s amazing array of psychoactive, poisonous, and healing plants. Filled with nifty illustrations, this book is funny, informative, and, yes, trippy. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien Those hobbits seem awfully into their “tobacco.” But we don’t read just for the references to smoke rings…The dreamy and inspiring influence of cannabis is the perfect accompaniment for a trip through Middle Earth, and nothing staves off the winter blues like contemplating second breakfast. Weed: The User’s Guide by David Schmader Seattle’s hometown hero delivers his usual hilarity in this guide to navigating the joys and pitfalls of pot, from how to make an apple into a pipe to what to do when you’re super high...
Cooking With Cannabis: Savory Edibles for the 12th Man

Cooking With Cannabis: Savory Edibles for the 12th Man

Football season is upon us, and we’re stoked to enjoy all our favorite tailgate traditions. Coolers of ice-cold cerveza? Check. Guacamole and corn chips? Check. Stuffed jalapeños? Check. Hawks gear? Check. Savory edibles? Hey, this is the Pacific Northwest! We have our own football traditions. Maybe it’s because the Seahawks colors are big on the green? Anyway, here at Have a Heart Sea-Tac/Skyway, we’re all about the ultimate tailgate or game time party, and to us that means tasty THC edibles. Here’s two of our favorite savory edibles: Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp  Ingredients: 12 bacon slices, cut in half 24 large raw shrimp, peeled and cleaned 4 teaspoons canna-olive oil 1 large lemon sea salt Directions: 1. Heat large medium pile of coals or set gas grill to medium. 2. Heat cast iron pan to medium and cook the bacon until mostly done but not stiff. Remove from pan. 3. Brush each shrimp with  canna-olive oil and sprinkle with salt and lemon juice. 5. Wrap the partially cooked bacon around the shrimp and skewer. 6. Place skewers on edges of grill, so not directly over glowing coals. Cook until shrimp is pink. Cannabis Mini Quiche  Ingredients: 2 tablespoons cannabutter 1/2 onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 cup of chopped ham 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 4 eggs, beaten 1 ½ cups Cannamilk salt and pepper to taste Supplies:  Muffin pan Sauce pan Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt cannabutter in a saucepan. Add onions and cook until translucent. Add garlic and cook for additional 30 seconds. Grease muffin pan. Cut pie crust into rounds to...
That’s Right, Weed Weddings are Totally a Thing Now

That’s Right, Weed Weddings are Totally a Thing Now

To paraphrase Billy Idol, it’s a great time for a weed wedding. Just picture it: The tables are laden with mint petit-fours, canapes, and gorgeous bouquets in hand-thrown ceramic vases. The bride looks stunning in an off-the-shoulder gown, and the cakes are towering works of art. Content guests wander from tent to tent as the band strikes up a Louis Armstrong tune. “Cannabis weddings are now a growth industry with the attendant specialists, consultants, wedding planners, and budtenders. And traditional wedding industry professionals like caterers and photographers are cashing in on the phenomenon by advertising their services as ‘cannabis friendly.’ But this is just the first wave.” It’s a typical wedding on the classier end of the spectrum. But the discerning guest may note a few unusual details… At this wedding, the longest line is not at the conventional bar but at another tent that’s removed from the rest of the party. Yes, the cannabis bar is the place to be. Here, a licensed weed sommelier loads bongs, introduces the selection at a dab bar, and dispenses custom cannabis cookies, tarts, and brownies. Yes, this is a cannabis wedding. Not only does it have a bud bar (adults only and segregated from the rest of the party), but the flower arrangements showcase gorgeous flowers of Grape Ape and Blackberry soda. And those vases? They’re actually custom bongs. The party favors? Hand-blown canisters decorated in theme-colored ribbons and filled with pre-rolled joints. Even the ceremony features weed, with the bride and groom sharing a special pipe. Cannabis weddings are now a growth industry with the attendant specialists, consultants, wedding planners,...
Now Available at Have a Heart: Pearl2o Cannabis Water

Now Available at Have a Heart: Pearl2o Cannabis Water

What’s Washington famous for? The rain that feeds our sparkling creeks, lazy rivers, dramatic waterfalls, and crystal clear mountain lakes? Fields of the world’s most potent recreational marijuana? Yes and yes. And now these  Northwestern delights are fused in a new product: Pearl2O cannabis water. “Cannabis culinary experiments have always been limited by the strong flavor of weed. We here at your favorite Seattle pot shop happen to like the strong flavor of weed, but even we admit that it’s not for everyone and it’s not for everything. Pearl2O is exciting because it’s totally versatile.” Cannabis culinary experiments have always been limited by the strong flavor of weed. We here at your favorite Seattle pot shop happen to like the strong flavor of weed, that’s why we stock Washington State’s best selection of edibles, but even we admit that it’s not for everyone and it’s not for everything. Pearl2O is exciting because it’s totally versatile. Completely flavorless, the emulsified water maintains its potency when cooked, chilled, blended, or frozen. Imagine the possibilities! With Pearl2O, you can now make all kinds of food items that don’t taste like pot at all. Imagine weed gazpacho for summer…mojitos with cannabis infused ice cubes…cannabis infused barbecue sauce! Pearl2O comes in two sizes, a five-serving bottle containing 50 mg of THC and 50 mg of CBD, and a ten-serving bottle containing 100 mg of THC and 100 mg CBD. When the management and budtenders of Have a Heart Seattle got together to sample this product, we were impressed by the mellowing yet energizing effect provided by the equal rations of CBD and THC, and...