Marijuana Industry Will Create More Jobs Than Manufacturing by 2020

Marijuana Industry Will Create More Jobs Than Manufacturing by 2020

According to a recent article in Forbes, the legal marijuana industry will create over a quarter of a million jobs by 2020. At Have a Heart we’re totally excited about the future of the industry. In fact, we’re hiring! Have a Heart is opening a number of stores in Washington State over the next few months, and we’re looking for motivated, talented employees to help us serve our customers and our team. If you’re knowledgeable about cannabis, from strains to edibles, dabbing supplies, vape cartridges and topicals – we want to talk to you. From Forbes: “These numbers confirm that cannabis is a major economic driver and job-creation engine for the U.S. economy,” said Giadha Aguirre De Carcer, Founder and CEO of New Frontier Data. “While we see a potential drop in total number of U.S. jobs created in 2017, as reported by Kiplinger, as well as an overall expected drop in GDP growth, the cannabis industry continues to be a positive contributing factor to growth at a time of potential decline. We expect the cannabis industry’s growth to be slowed down to some degree in the next three to five years, however with projected total market sales to exceed $24 billion by 2025, and the possibility of almost 300,000 jobs by 2020, it remains a positive economic force in the U.S.” Before you sit down to get that resume ready and write your cover letter, toke up with a few of our favorite strains for creativity and focus. CINEX This sativa can help get your through those tasks that might otherwise be a drag. Provides uplifting focus for...
Blue Dream is America’s Sweetheart of Cannabis

Blue Dream is America’s Sweetheart of Cannabis

Like Sally Fields, Julia Roberts, and Jennifer Lawrence – the Blue Dream strain of marijuana is one of America’s longstanding and iconic sweethearts. And like those leading ladies, Blue Dream is both loved and loathed. “But why?” you might ask… At Have a Heart in Belltown, we understand that some growers are tired of this seemingly played-out strain, but it is actually one of the most popular and well-loved strains we sell! A sativa-dominant hybrid that originated in California, this strain offers a nice balance of gentle mind invigoration with full-body relaxation. This is a great strain to share with those new to smoking weed, while still enjoyable for the more experienced smoker. It delivers pretty quickly, without being super sedative – and has a heady sweet berry aroma. Along with a huge selection of vaping supplies, dabbing wax, edibles, and topicals – we carry some of the best strains of recreational marijuana available in Seattle. And we usually have at least five different growers represented in our Blue Dream selection. You can check out our full menu here, and order online for same day pick up. Artizen Blue Dream – 19.9% THC – starts at $14 for 1g Find your zen with Artizen! Premium cannabis from Lacey, Washington since 2014. Clandestine Blue Dream – 20.2% THC – starts at $15 for 1g Clandestine Gardens grows with an old school vibe, just outside of Bellingham, Washington. Liberty Reach Blue Dream Have a Heart – 19.3% THC – starts at $12 for 1g Liberty Reach handcrafts cannabis products grown with organic soils and fertilizers in Raymond, Washington. Northwest Cannabis Solutions Blue...
Have a Heart’s Guide to Clean Green Certified Cannabis

Have a Heart’s Guide to Clean Green Certified Cannabis

If you’re looking for clean, green recreational marijuana near downtown Seattle — Have a Heart in Belltown has a great selection of Clean Green Certified cannabis. Open from 8 a.m. thru 11:45 p.m. every day, Have a Heart has an extensive menu online – and you can order online for same-day pick up. Now, legal cannabis is a whole new world and with it comes new laws, new regulations and various marijuana grow methods. Some weed producers use pesticides that do help with the growing process, but have unknown long-term consequences on the human body. That’s why Have a Heart takes a serious interest in becoming educated on these important topics and then implementing new ideas as we learn about them. There aren’t many companies that have taken on the challenge of creating a system which adequately tests cannabis, and that’s why we love Clean Green Certified. Three fantastic brands from our area that are “Clean Green Certified” are Seattle Green Bud , Gold Leaf  and Lazy Bee Gardens (pictured). Buying their product is a guarantee that it was not raised with any synthetic fertilizers and was processed with tight quality restrictions. Lucky for you, Have a Heart Belltown carries the products from these companies, so you can shop here knowing your concerns are being heard. As usual, if you have any questions or concerns about this topic or anything regarding legal recreational cannabis you can talk to any of our staff members and they will do their best to help you to your satisfaction. Looking for more info? Check out this list of certified cannabis farms and outlets in Washington...
Don’t be a Dope: Even More Pot Faux Pas to Avoid

Don’t be a Dope: Even More Pot Faux Pas to Avoid

We’re back again with another lesson in pot etiquette. It’s a new world with legal cannabis available in Washington and we, your friends at the best pot shop in Belltown, want you to enter the fray with a full education on how to enjoy marijuana, make new friends and not piss off anyone in the process. The best kind of pot smoker is the courteous kind. So whether you smoking flower, concentrates, or eating edibles, remember these tips on how to be the life of the party, without ruining it. 1. Don’t Share if You’re Sick When the joint/bong/pipe is passed, it’s easy to simply accept it and keep it going, but before you share anything, be honest with yourself. Do you have a cold? A few extra sniffles that have been becoming more frequent? No one wants your germs, dude. If you’re not feeling well, feel free to keep that to yourself. Not everyone has healthcare and a simple cold for you could become something completely different for someone else. Not to say you can’t still hang out (as long as you’re not showing signs of the plague), but think ahead and bring your own pipe. 2. Don’t Show Up Empty-Handed There will be times when you are watching a movie or listening to music and someone pulls out their legal cannabis.If they offer to share (and honestly, they should), remember that and be sure to return the favor in the future. Stoners may not remember where they put their keys, but they never forget when someone continuously shows up to enjoy fine marijuana without adding to the community...
Seattle Weed Church — When Will it Happen?

Seattle Weed Church — When Will it Happen?

Looking for a 420-friendly, non-denominational way to celebrate your faith in Seattle? Us too. And while there are no brick and mortar spots to congregate (yet), the closest thing we’ve found is Heaven Bound 420 Cannabis Ministry, which claims to be Seattle’s first non-denominational of its kind. Before you hit up their events on Facebook for a seminar-style sermon, swing by Have a Heart at 115 Blanchard Street in Belltown to stock up on the holy herb. You can even order online for pick up before “church” – we’re open from 8am to 11:45pm every day! Our favorite weed for reaching enlightenment: Jesus Solstice Tradition – 26.1% THC – starts at $14 for 1g God’s Gift Firebros – 17.9% THC – starts at $33 for 2g Critical Cure Marley Natural – 9.6% THC, 12.8% CBD – starts at $40 for 3.5g Golden Ticket Liberty Reach – 19.0% THC – starts at $12 for 1g Appalachian Power Soulshine – 18.3% THC – starts at $12 for 1g Tutankhamon Origin – 20.9% THC – starts at $16 for 1g From the Heaven Bound 420 Facebook page: “Heaven Bound 420 Cannabis Ministry is Seattle’s 1st non-denominational of its kind. Adults 21+ of diverse faiths are welcome. God blessed us with Holy Cannabis Herb to spiritually unite us with him/her & so we can congregate in communion with each other. We partake in holy herb to reach enlightenment. We embrace the arts through ceremonial jam circles to celebrate the wonderful life God gave us. We preach by loving our non-cannabis neighboring community with active outreach programs. We learn and grow through motivational seminar...
Rectify Cannabis Suppositories by Fairwinds

Rectify Cannabis Suppositories by Fairwinds

We’re always up for trying new and innovative ways to use weed. Some of those ways, our younger selves could never have imagined. Two words: Cannabis suppositories. But we’re sure glad someone thought them up!  And Have a Heart weed shop at 115 Blanchard Street in Belltown has them in stock. Fairwinds Manufacturing has created the first cannabis-infused suppository available in Washington. The suppositories are easy-to-use, individually packaged, fast acting, and are not designed to provide a psychoactive effect. The ratio of CBD, THCA and THC are optimized to support relaxation and comfort. And, these suppositories are made with all-natural ingredients like organic cocoa butter, cannabis oil extracted from flower, and natural herbs chosen for their synergistic interaction with cannabis. Rectify Suppositories from Fairwinds – 59.9% THC, 8.1% CBD — $20 for 1.9oz If you’re the type to geek out over the science of suppositories, here’s the 411 from the Fairwinds website: “Studies have shown that suppositories provide a 2x absorption efficiency over inhalation and 3x absorption efficiency in comparison to oral consumption. Vaginal and rectal suppositories are very fast acting, often within 10-15 minutes, with effects often lasting 4-8 hours, however absorption and response varies based on individuals. Avoiding the upper gastrointestinal tract prevents first-pass metabolism by the stomach and liver (which metabolize many different molecules into inactive compounds) allowing the active constituents to reach the blood in much higher concentrations. The liver transforms approximately half of THC ingested into the significantly more psychoactive metabolite 11-Hydroxy-Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol. This molecule causes more intense cognitive effects than THC. Vaginal and rectal administration not only avoids these effects, but also allows a much greater...