Seattle’s 7 Best Cannabis Concentrates

Seattle’s 7 Best Cannabis Concentrates

Since the arrival of legalization, dabbing has become a Seattle pastime, and concentrate producers in this city have exceeded the game in terms of quality and potency. Few cities can match the distinct variety of cannabis extracts and concentrates available, from designer waxes to vape cartridges to high-class syringes – whatever your need, Seattle delivers. Here are 7 of the best concentrates in Seattle to give you a head start on your search. The 7 Best Concentrates in Seattle Doc Croc’s Croc Tears Doc Croc’s has been in the business for a while, and their experience shows. The marijuana growers and extract producers claim their origins in Australia, so these concentrates have a slight taste of the outback to them. Each Doc Croc product is guaranteed to be premium quality, and their syringes are no different; lovingly labeled “Croc Tears”, these oral applicators are extremely potent, testing at a mind-blowing 99% THC on average. These are perfect for subtle dosing, but be careful—99% THC is nothing to scoff at. Harmony Farms Cartridges Nothing goes better with cannabis than vaping, and now you can tackle both at the same time with these Harmony Farms Cartridges. Harmony Farms is a phenomenal cannabis grower located in Lacey, Washington, mostly known for their excellent flower and particular strains like Gorilla Glue, AK-47, and Blackberry Kush. However, the discerning consumer will want to check out their wide selection of cannabis cartridges, which come in strains like Lavender Trainwreck and Guadalupe. These vapes are super powerful though, so beware: each tests at about 80% THC. Sweetwater Farms Waxes With a name like Sweetwater Farms, it...
9 Ways to Celebrate 4/20 in Seattle for 2018

9 Ways to Celebrate 4/20 in Seattle for 2018

With 420 nearly upon us, it seems an appropriate time to explore 420 friendly places in Seattle. Sadly, public consumption of cannabis in Seattle (and the whole state of Washington) is still illegal. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t toke up before you attend one of these 420 friendly places. This 4/20 has plenty of events to keep you entertained. Before you go to any of these events, be sure to stop by our Have a Heart location in Belltown and take advantage of one of our 4/20 specials. For information on Have a Heart events, visit our event calendar. Below is a list of our top picks for 420 friendly places in Seattle hosting parties and other events. EDM & DJs Cannabass, Babylon System Where: Substation (Map) @ 645 NW 45th St, Seattle, WA 98107 Time: Fri April 20, 10 pm–3:59 am Cost: $10 Facebook Event Page Prepare for the hottest bass-heavy EDM and reggae-inspired beats by Cannabass and Babylon System. Other featured guest sets include Jason Curtis, MBM, Eazeinthebreeze, Root For The Villain, Dot Diggler, Agate, Dado, Nofux Gibbons, and Jimi Jaxon. Sleepless 4/20: Ketafere, Guests Where: Contour (map) Pioneer Square, 807 First Ave, Seattle, Washington 98104 Time: Fri April 20, 10 pm 21+ Cost: $10 Facebook Event Get your groove on to the eclectic sets by Mastermind, Rndm Chld, Envymatic, Big Boppa, Jaffar, Luck Dragon, and a guest set from Ketafere. Live Music & Parties 420 Fest Where: Culture Yard (map) 120 N 35th Street Seattle. WA 98103 Time: Fri 4/20, 3:00 PM Cost: Free for Hempfest Members, (Members-only event. Membership starts at $15) Event Website Seattle HEMPFEST®...
Cannabis and the Wonderful World of Yoga While High

Cannabis and the Wonderful World of Yoga While High

Of all the crazy cannabis combinations popping up in the wake of cannabis legalization (chai, city tours, special lounges, MLM-style home events, the list goes on and on…), perhaps the most rewarding is the new trend of yoga while high. Cultural Resurgence: Cannabis-Infused Yoga is Popping Up Everywhere A new fascinating boom of “How-To-Yoga with Cannabis” articles are showing up in well known health sites. Specialty yoga teachers are now using cannabis in the class to help deepen practice. Check out this video which clearly shows this. The culture of yoga seems to be getting a little experimental. Nothing New: The Tradition Goes Back Thousands of Years But this isn’t the brainchild of stoned hippies. Not by a long shot. It’s more a rediscovery than a new development. The tradition of cannabis and yoga goes back thousands of years. Cannabis is a plant sacred to the Hindu god Shiva, Lord of Yoga. Even today, Sadhus belt out praises to Shiva – Bom Bolenath Shiva Shambo! – as they smoke chillum pipes filled with charas (an especially creamy hash made without killing the plant). There’s a little more to it than that, but you get the idea. Cannabis is an integral piece of the culture that birthed the practice of yoga. They’re like childhood friends. So what do you get out of it? Yoga + Cannabis = Better Yoga + Better High Let’s look a little closer at yoga first. Yoga is a mind-body practice. It develops your capacity for sensory awareness and deep breathing, coordinating mind, body, and breath fluidly with conscious relaxation. When you throw cannabis into the mix,...
He Smoked/She Smoked: How Cannabis Affects Men and Women Differently

He Smoked/She Smoked: How Cannabis Affects Men and Women Differently

Sometimes we humans like to think that regardless of sex, we’re all alike; that—more or less—we share the same goals and interests, range of emotions, and physiologies. But, when it comes to smoking, marijuana side effects for men and women vary quite a bit. In a larger, perhaps spiritual sense, that may be correct. But when it comes to the nitty-gritty of our bodies, there are many differences between biologically male and female bodies. In fact, according to researchers, this is true even on the cellular level. At least in subtle ways, every male experience is on some level different than female one. Okay, but… what’s this got to do with marijuana? Like any other drug, cannabis behaves differently in male in female bodies. The differences in marijuana side effects can be slight, or they can be quite marked. Before we can understand what they are, it’s worth dipping into the world of human medical research for a moment. Men Vs. Women: The Research Gap Here’s something you might not know: It’s something of a head-scratcher, but by long-standing tradition, researchers studying the effects of drugs on humans often only run trials and experiments on males. That tradition is slowly changing, but many studies that do include women still fail to break out data and findings by sex. Because men and women are biologically and physiologically distinct from one another, that’s a potentially major fail in terms of gathering knowledge about drugs in the human body. Fortunately, some researchers are tackling this gap head-on, by performing detailed analyses of cannabis studies to try and weed out—no pun intended—sex-based differences...
New Study Suggests Cannabis and Chili Peppers for Gut Disorders

New Study Suggests Cannabis and Chili Peppers for Gut Disorders

It may sound crazy, but research suggests that some of the toughest-to-treat gut disorders may benefit from treatment with two very different plants: cannabis and chili peppers. As it turns out, there’s a wealth of science behind the claim that we can use both chilies and cannabis for gut health. To be fair, cannabis has a long history as a medicine, and specifically as a treatment for digestive troubles. We mean really long, as in thousands of years. The first medical texts to reference cannabis for gut health date back to 1500 BCE, though cannabis had already been in wide use for over a thousand years at that point. On the other hand, chili peppers are more often associated with upset stomachs than healthy guts. So, what’s the link? Why should these two unrelated plants have a positive impact on our digestion? Chili: Firing Us Up, Inside and Out The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) draws a link between our nervous systems—which, after all, is what interacts with the cannabinoids in marijuana and the endocannabinoids produced by our bodies—and a healthy and happy gut. Essentially, the nervous system helps maintain a gut environment that’s friendly to foreign bodies. In essence, we want our guts to be tolerant of these potential invaders because they include food. When the normal immune response of our gut becomes oversensitized, it turns on itself, launching an attack to repel the invaders (that is, the perfectly safe food we’ve just eaten) when it shouldn’t. The result? Autoimmune disorders such as Crohn’s, inflammatory bowel disease, type 1 diabetes, and...
Marijuana Already Cuts Opioid Deaths. But Can Addicts Stay Clean with Cannabis Therapy?

Marijuana Already Cuts Opioid Deaths. But Can Addicts Stay Clean with Cannabis Therapy?

For some people, all drugs are more or less the same, and they’re all more or less all bad for you. Unfortunately, that includes Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who famously said that “good people don’t smoke marijuana.” Luckily, he’s increasingly a voice in the wilderness (if a powerful one). And in the midst of the country’s opioid epidemic, there is some good news: Cannabis Inclusive Recovery may help those suffering from opioid addiction to kick that dependency for good. Cannabis Inclusive Recovery is currently one of the drug’s most controversial applications. It’s the brainchild of Joe Schrank, a former addict and the founder of High Sobriety, a Los Angeles-based rehab program that offers cannabis to users addicted to objectively more dangerous drugs such as cocaine, heroin, and opioids. The legal and medical communities are split as to the wisdom of this approach. To dive deeper, let’s first familiarize ourselves with the underlying concept of harm reduction. Harm Reduction: Tender Mercy or a Free Ride? Many in the drug treatment community trace their involvement in harm reduction to the 1st International Conference on the Reduction of Drug Harm, held in Liverpool, England, in 1990. Since then, organizations such as Harm Reduction International have spread the concept across the globe. In essence, the idea is to lessen the damage done by drug abuse, even if it means allowing the use and dissemination of those drugs. As stated in the Harm Reduction Coalition manifesto: “[HRC] accepts, for better or worse, that licit and illicit drug use is part of our world and chooses to work to minimize its harmful effects rather than simply...