What to Know Before Using Cannabis for Cats

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Pet lovers are increasingly turning to cannabis as a way to comfort their animals during the aging process or to treat specific diseases, but there’s still no legal framework in place that allows for veterinarians to recommend cannabis as a therapeutic option, and there’s little scientific research to guide owners when seeking information on ideal dosages.

It’s important to know that cannabis has a variety of chemical constituents called cannabinoids, and of these many cannabinoids, only THC cause feelings of euphoria, which can be incredibly disorientating and dangerous for animals. Dogs and cats have more cannabinoid receptors than people, so this makes pets extra-sensitive to THC. When treating pets, be sure to look for products containing only cannabidiol, known as CBD, which is an effective cannabinoid that doesn’t cause euphoria.

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While we’ve already laid out the basics for treating dogs with cannabis, cats can be a little bit trickier. Notoriously difficult to treat, cats are more discriminating with their food, so simply hiding tincture or CBD treats in their food doesn’t always work. If you’re seeking to treat a cat who has arthritis, cancer, or separation anxiety, and your cat won’t eat the medicine, then there’s another option—topical application.

Some cats have ears with little to no fur covering the sensitive membranes, so you can rub tinctures directly into their skin by gently applying it to their ears. Try this technique with finicky cats for an indirect way to introduce cannabinoids into their bodies.

Also, it’s very important to be aware that many essential oils are poisonous to cats, so make sure that the cannabis products you are using for your cat are designed specifically for pets and that they don’t contain any additional essential oils that could prove harmful, such as cinnamon, citrus, pennyroyal, peppermint, pine, sweet birch, tea tree (melaleuca), wintergreen, and ylang ylang.

If you’re seeking to treat your cat, try Vet CBD, designed by a veterinarian specifically for dogs and cats. Read testimonials from other pet owners about their experience treating cats with cancer, anxiety and inflammation, and check out their helpful educational resources.

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Low to High: Cannabis Options for All THC Tolerance Levels

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If you’re the kind of person who prefers dipping their toe into a swimming pool versus jumping right in, you’ll appreciate this approach to cannabis use. Designed for people who’ve never used the healing herb previously, this guide lets you ease into “the high,” introducing THC slowly and balancing it with plenty of CBD.

For those who don’t already know, THC and CBD are cannabinoids—chemical constituents of the cannabis plant that provide different effects and health benefits. While THC will make you feel euphoric, it’s the only cannabinoid that does so, and others like CBD can help you feel relaxed without being overwhelmed by psychoactivity.

Starting with non-inebriating CBD, we’ll slowly add THC as we move from Lightweight to Heavyweight, explaining options for every level of tolerance, plus you can choose from variety of delivery methods. Vapor pens offer immediate relief with just a few puffs, while tinctures take effect within 15 to 20 minutes. Edible products that must be digested, like capsules and candies, onset in two hours or more.

When we talk about “ratios,” we mean the proportion of THC to CBD in a product. A ratio of 1:1 means there’s an equal amount of both cannabinoids. By experimenting with dosage levels and THC to CBD ratios, you can find the right combination of products that work for your needs while fitting into your lifestyle. Start with just 5 - 10 milligrams of CBD or THC if you’ve never used cannabis before, and “go low and slow” with edibles especially.

Lightweight

Start out with just CBD, and see how it makes you feel. If you’re looking for a sleep aid, anti-inflammatory, or something to help you relax, CBD might be all you need.

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Select Lemon Ginger CBD Tincture

This blend of 100% Pure CBD Oil, Lemon Ginger essential oil and fractionated coconut oil reinvigorates you with natural citrus extracts to help you regain energy. This tincture comes with an easy drop applicator for the perfect dose, and since there’s no THC, you won’t feel high, just relaxed. Drop it under your tongue, or you can use it topically and rub it on your skin.

Middleweight

When you feel like you’re ready to introduce small amounts of THC, but you’d still like to include the calming effects of CBD, try these low-dose items that have a bit of both.

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Care by Design 1:1 Vaporizer Cartridge

Care By Design uses local and sustainably-grown flower to produce products that are made from CO2 extracted cannabis oil, lab tested for contaminants and cannabinoid content, without any other added ingredients. This 1:1 blend balances CBD and THC, so you won’t feel too anxious, jittery or paranoid. Puff just once or twice and see how you feel within 10 - 15 minutes, and you can always have more as needed.

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Satori CBD Chocolate Almonds

Sustainably grown and crafted by master chocolatiers, TCHO Chocolates, Satori products are made with Cacao Fino de Aroma, one of the world's most highly sought cacaos. With a ratio of 10:1 CBD to THC, there’s just 6mg of CBD and .6mg of THC per chocolate-covered piece, making this a perfect product for those who’d like to enjoy a microdose of edibles. Eat just one or two to start and wait for two hours to see how you feel before trying more.

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Breez 1:1 CBD Cinnamon Mints

With a nice balanced effect, Breez Mint Tablets are a discreet and tasty way to stay fresh and medicated! Each tablet contains 5mg of THC and 5mg of CBD, making it very easy to find the perfect dose. Start with one mint, wait two hours and try more if desired. These types of products make it easy to titrate your cannabinoid dose, keeping relief constant throughout the day yet subtle enough for you to fully function.

Heavyweight

If the lower-dose products aren’t making a dent in your pain, or if you’re just not feeling it, you can progress towards options that offer more THC.

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Flavrx Mango Belts

For those with a high tolerance, these THC-infused Mango Belts offer tropical flavors combined with 100mg of THC per bag. Every package contains ten Mango Belts, each infused with 10mg of THC, so start slow and just eat one belt. Wait for two hours to see how you feel before eating another portion. Keep edibles like this away from children or unsuspecting adults!

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HCI Reserve OG Preroll

For those who enjoy the immediate, euphoric effects from smoking highly potent cannabis, the prerolls and flowers from Humboldt Country Indoor are the real deal! These fat, one-gram joints are best shared with a friend or two, as the Reserve OG strain tests at 24.7% THC, making it on the higher end of the scale. Smooth burning and flavorful, with notes of cedar, fuel and sour earth, these prerolled joints will definitely get you very high, so plan accordingly.

Summertime S’Mores with Cannabis Chocolate

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This classic summertime snack gets an upgrade from precisely-dosed cannabis chocolate, perfect for when you’d like to hang out with friends and enjoy the great outdoors. There’s nothing better than kicking back around a campfire and sharing a joint before toasting marshmallows to satiate your munchies! Add peanut butter, nutella, or marshmallow fluff to put a different spin on this beloved camp dessert, which was originally dubbed “Something More,” before later being shortened to “s’mores.”

Truly a uniquely American creation, s’mores date back to the 1920s and were popularized by the Girl Scouts. There’s even a day dedicated to celebrating this beloved gooey, crunchy, melty treat—National S’Mores day, coming up on August 10, so get inventive and post your favorite s’mores photos on social media to share the fun.

Alternatively, if your friends like to dab, just use a torch to perfectly toast a marshmallow anytime, anywhere. Pair your fire-roasted marshmallows with graham crackers, and add a square of chocolate containing a low dose of just 10 milligrams of THC, guaranteed to make stargazing a lot more interesting.

We’re using Chill cannabis chocolate for our s’mores these days, with the easy-to-dose squares indicating that the THC content is a manageable 10 milligrams per square, and 100 mg per bar. Remember to always go low and slow with edibles, and remember the effects of ingesting THC will take two hours to be fully felt in your body.

Cannabis S’Mores Recipe

Serves 10

Ingredients

Sharpened sticks or skewers

Place the marshmallow on a skewer or stick and carefully roast over a flame until golden brown and toasted. Place one square of cannabis chocolate plus a regular chocolate square on a graham cracker and top with the toasted marshmallow, then sandwich with the other half of the graham cracker.

Voila! A s’mores that literally contains something more—THC!

 

5 Fun Fruity-Flavored Cannabis Strains

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Feast your eyes on these fruity buds that pair amazing flavors with pleasurable effects for a fun new experience. Flavors in cannabis result from the synergistic effects of terpenes and flavinoids, which are not psychoactive by themselves, but provide health benefits and additional supportive effects. When cannabis tastes and smells like berries, mangoes, cherries, grapes or bananas, it’s due to a complex interaction of various terpenes and flavinoids acting synergistically.

Providing a basis for pairing cannabis with food and wine, chefs are exploring the possibilities for infusing terpenes into dishes with complimentary flavors. Enjoy these strains alongside the bounty of California’s seasonal abundance of strawberries, stone fruits like peaches, cherries and plums, and tropical fruits like mango, papaya and bananas. Visit the Santa Cruz Farmer’s Market for inspiration after gathering some fruity, flavorful cannabis flowers from KindPeoples, and get cooking!

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Pink Champagne

Deliciously fresh, each frosty bud emanates notes of berries, tropical fruit, and freshly fermented grapes. The high hits quickly with a wave of giddy lucidity, casting the world in a new, supremely positive light. Descend into a blissful, relaxing fog, encumbered by stress, anxiety, or any kind of tension, eventually leading to a sleepy couchlock and incredible case of the munchies. Pink Champagne is best saved for the late afternoon or early evening, but for those with a higher tolerance, it could function as a daytime flower.

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Honey Banana

Fresh, perfectly-ripe banana, tart citrusy candy, and hints of earth combine with just a touch of pungent gas to form one of the most delicious-smelling flowers KindPeoples has ever carried. Beginning with a wave of joyful lucidity, things quickly transform into a fun, giggly euphoria with a light body high. Another interesting effect of this flower was intense focus, making this flower truly ideal for any type of creative pursuit.

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DJ Short’s Blueberry

While the exact genetics are unknown, this original West Coast Blueberry varietal is said to be a cross of landrace strains from Central America and Southeast Asia, procured by seed breeder DJ Short while traveling the world. Large, chunky nugs smell like berries and sharp citrus, and the high rushes into your mind as joyful, pleasant euphoria which, over time, turns into an extremely relaxing sedation and an eventual couch lock, making it best for use at night.

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Purple Punch

Buds in shades of deep purple and bright green burst with a complex aroma of grape candy, tropical fruit, and sweet cream. Users should prepare themselves for an extremely relaxing buzz, complete with a strong, sedating body high, most appropriate for evenings.

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Forbidden Fruit

This delicious boutique strain has flowers that are bright purple, orange, and fuschia, with aromas reminiscent of a freshly-peeled blood orange intermingling with a freshly baked cherry pie. The well-balanced high produces sedative Indica effects, mediated by a serene Sativa motivation. At first, users will feel uplifted, joyful euphoria, leading to a calm sense of well-being and renewed focus. As time goes on, the buzz transforms into a deeply-relaxing stone, accompanied by a heavy, analgesic body high.

Be a Happy Camper with These 5 Cannabis Provisions in Your Backpack

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One of the glorious perks of California living is the plethora of nearby destinations for epic hiking and camping adventures within a few hours drive of San Francisco and Santa Cruz. Whether you’re staying locally and exploring hidden gems like Big Basin, Butano or Castle Rock state parks or venturing further afield to Big Sur, Mendocino or Mount Shasta, there’s nothing like getting away from it all and enjoying the most spectacular redwood forests, ocean vistas and mountain lakes.

Getting in touch with Mother Nature calls for a bit of herbal enhancement, as a nice cannabis buzz really helps you sink into the slower pace, shedding work stress and replacing it with a sense of wonder that allows you to tune into natural rhythms of life. Zone out while staring at a campfire after a long day’s hike, or simply gaze at the stars, observe animals and connect with your friends and family on these trips into the wild.

Be aware that cannabis use is still prohibited in public or on any Federal lands, where visitors to National Parks can be ticketed for violations, so be discreet and respectful, as well as aware of fire danger. Choosing edibles and vapor pens greatly reduces any risk of a stray ember igniting on dry leaves.

When relaxing at a private campsite or lodging, use cannabis as a substitute for alcohol that won’t leave you hungover or groggy the next morning! We’ve picked suggestions that are compact and lightweight for backpacking trips, as well as a few optimal items for car camping and festivals.

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Lucky #7 Flowers

Pack a little bit of this amazing flower into your pipe and share it around the campfire to get primed for singalongs and jam sessions. With intense berry flavors from its parents—Blackberry Kush and Cherry Pie—you also get slight hints of musky fuel and salty sweet caramel. Feel super lucky to be taking such a great vacation after puffing some Lucky #7!

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Marley Natural’s Gold Preroll

Ideal for slipping into a pocket, this slim, discreet case contains three .5g joints rolled in unbleached, natural paper with a crutch filter. Offering energetic, uplifting effects with a more cerebral experience, The Gold won’t disappoint, and you don’t have to be embarrassed if your joint-rolling skills are less than stellar!

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Heavy Hitter’s Northern Lights Vaporette

Ready to chill after a long day on the trail? Try this potent, flavorful vaporette, filled with cold-filtered distillate and infused with all natural terpenes. Indicas are better suited to nighttime, since their effects can be more sedating and relaxing. A classic cannabis strain, Northern Lights is a much-loved cross of Thai and Afghani landraces.

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Kikoko Sensuali-tea

Brew up a pot of tea to warm up cold alpine nights, especially since this blend is intended to set a romantic mood. Bring a single tea bag containing 7mg of THC infused in a relaxing, caffeine-free blend of organic hibiscus, cardamom, and rose for a sophisticated way to enjoy your evening in the woods.

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Plus Gummies’ Sour Watermelon Sativa Gummies

Great for sharing, each small tin of all-natural gummies contains 20 pieces, each with 5mg THC, for a total of 100mg THC. Made with beef gelatin, Plus Gummies digest more slowly than regular gelatin, allowing for efficient uptake of cannabinoids, resulting in a stronger, longer lasting effect!

Best Cannabis Products for a Day at the Beach

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Spending a leisurely day on the beautiful beaches of Santa Cruz has never been more fun, especially when you’ve used one of these awesome cannabis products before heading out to enhance your appreciation of the sunshine, wildlife and crashing waves. Soak up that incredible nature while you’re feeling euphoric and relaxed from using one of these fantastic items perfect for summertime.

Keep in mind that the public consumption of cannabis is still forbidden, so take that into consideration when planning what to bring. If you’re ingesting your cannabis in the form of an edible product, remember the two-hour onset time and eat it at least an hour before you leave. Walk to the beach or take a ride share service, that way you’re never tempted to drive impaired, and there’s no need to look for parking!

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Kikoko Positivi-Tea

Each Teabag contains 10mg THC and 5 mg CBD

Make a nice pitcher of iced tea using a few bags of Kikoko’s Positivi-Tea blend, which combines THC and CBD in a 2:1 ratio for an effect that’s euphoric while still being grounded. Lemongrass and mint flavor this tea, so add a few extra sprigs of mint and serve over ice for a refreshing blast that will prepare you for a perfect day.

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Kanha Treats “Starry Nights” Gummies

Each gummy contains 10 mg of THC

The stars will twinkle ever so brightly after eating one of the gummies from Kanha Treats! Munch a gummy before making a trip to beach to enjoy a bonfire with friends, watching the sun sink behind West Cliff and the moon rise over the bay. Fruit flavored gummies bring back nostalgia for warm summer nights of the past, bringing a sense of joy and playfulness back into everyday life.

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Moxie “Lemon Surfer” Live Resin Cartridge

Discreet and tasty, sipping on vapor from Moxie Live Resin is unlike anything else on the market. Filled with flavorful, potent live resin, these cartridges deliver effects that are much closer to taking a dab or smoking flower. Watch the surfers at Steamer’s Lane or just lounge on the sand counting pelicans, it’s all good with Moxie!

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Ocean View AC/DC Cannabis Flower

High-CBD Flower

Looking for weed like you had back in the 70s? Older Baby Boomers who fondly remember the strains of their youth will be interested in trying this high-CBD strain. The nugs have a long, thin stature, and boast a sweet, full-bodied aroma. As such, it is ideal for those less interested in the intoxicating and sedating aspects of the average high-THC flower, but who don’t want to sacrifice the enjoyable experience of smoking some tasty buds.

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River View Farms Sour Diesel Cannabis Flower

It’s been a minute since we’ve seen some authentic Sour D, so you don’t want to miss out on this classic cannabis strain! Prepare for a day at the beach with an extremely uplifting, cerebral high; perfect for powering through a game of volleyball or badminton. Feel a warm, glowing body high that matches a day of laid-back leisure.

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Kaizen Farms Eucalyptus Relief Cream

This luscious topical is perfect for soothing sunburned skin. Apply at the end of a long day to restore moisture to your skin, with added eucalyptus amplifying the pain-relieving effects of THC, great for painful joints and sore muscles.




 

Lab Tests Ensure All Licensed Cannabis is Clean Cannabis

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If you shop at farmer’s markets, you’ll appreciate that all cannabis sold in licensed retail stores in California is being held to stringent standards that far exceed those for products labeled organic*. This means that effective next week, your weed will be safer than your food, thanks to the regulations put into place by the Adult Use of Marijuana Act.

Starting on July 1st, all cannabis products including flowers, vaporizer cartridges, concentrates, edibles and topicals must undergo a series of “Phase II” tests for cannabinoid potency, as well as possible contamination from pesticides, microbes, and residual solvents used in creating concentrated oils.

While many cannabusinesses voluntarily tested their products in the past, sharing results in the interest of being transparent and responsible, now the state has codified the process by setting up universal standards for the entire industry. Products that fail compliance testing are not legal for licensed retailers to sell and must be destroyed.

Potency Testing

All cannabis products must be tested for the amount of THC and CBD they contain, and this information will be included on all packaging. For consumers, this means you’ll be able to choose flowers ranging from 10% to 30%+ THC, making it easy to find the strength you most enjoy.

Edibles companies have the biggest challenges to overcome when it comes to acing a lab test, due to the unique natures of their products and difficulty in homogenizing THC across entire batches of cookies or brownies. In the past, companies have come under fire for making items that fail to match their label claims for cannabinoid potency, with a three-month investigation undertaken by The Oregonian finding plenty of inconsistencies with product they purchased in 2015.

As of July 1st, all edible cannabis products will be tested for homeogeneity, meaning that the average potency of the servings within the product must fall within 10% of the label claims. For example, a chocolate bar that claims to have 100 milligrams of THC divided among 10 servings must come within 90 - 100 mg as verified by the lab, and if it tests over 100mg, it’s against the law for a retailer to sell it. The smaller the microdose, the tougher this can be to standardize: a single cookie claiming to be 5mg must test between 4.5 - 5.5 mg of THC or be thrown out.

 Here's an example of a product label that displays lab-tested information including a complete terpene profile.

Here's an example of a product label that displays lab-tested information including a complete terpene profile.

Pesticides

The state has set strict thresholds for acceptable levels of residue on cannabis, requiring product be screened for 66 different types of pesticides and chemicals, ensuring that everything is safe and completely free of any contamination. Upgrading testing systems for these much more rigorous standards necessitated laboratories to invest in sensitive “mass spec” machines, capable of techniques known as liquid chromatography and gas chromatography, which analyze substances down to parts per million.

*Even if a cannabis product passes the pesticide screening, it cannot be labeled as “organic” since that term is regulated by the USDA, a Federal agency that isn’t allowed to recognize the state-legal status of cannabis.

Microbiology

Labs will conduct pass / fail tests for microscopic life including nasty bugs like e. Coli and salmonella, as well as carcinogenic aflatoxins (mold), so you can be rest assured that you’re not inhaling anything harmful.

Residual Solvents

Concentrated cannabis products like the oils that end up in vaporizer cartridges, or the variety of extracts including shatter, butter, diamonds, sauce, wax, crumbles and sugars will all be tested for residual solvents, making sure these substances have been purged completely or at least below an acceptable threshold.

Terpenes

Currently, cannabis products are not required to test for terpene content. However, if claims are made about terpene content on labeling, then those claims must be backed up by lab tests.

Phase Three Testing

Starting in 2019, the state will require compliance with the third and final phase of mandatory lab testing, adding standards for mycotoxins (fungi), heavy metals and excessive moisture known as “water activity.” There will also be terpene testing required in 2019.

State-Certified Labs

In addition to all of the standards that cannabis products must meet, the state is now regulating the laboratories that perform these services as well. Previously, you’d hear rumors about less-than-reputable labs altering test results in return for kickbacks, falsely inflating THC values and other unscrupulous behavior. Even when well-intentioned, many labs had staff that wasn’t properly trained in operating equipment, leading to inconsistent results and less-than-stellar service quality.

Now, all labs must be licensed by the state, as well as accredited by the International Organization for Standardization. Strict regulations govern how the labs can do business, mandating detailed plans for chain of custody for samples, employee training, storage and more.

New Era of Branded Cannabis Begins on July 1

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You’ll notice some changes on the shelves at KindPeoples soon, as cannabis companies shift to supplying pre-packaged and lab-tested products in accordance with California law. From now on, there will be no more “anonymous weed,” as the cultivator or company will be branding and packaging their herb, so you’ll know where it came from and who produced it. Creating brands is the most effective way for farmers to communicate their personalities and values to customers, shifting cannabis away from being a bulk commodity and towards being a identifiable craft product.

The new regulations that took effect on January 1 included a 6-month “transition window,” intended to help businesses gradually move towards compliance, and that window is closing on July 1. This means that all labels will be updated with mandated lab test results, all packaging will be child-resistant, and cannabis flowers will arrive in pre-packaged jars and bags direct from a distributor.

This paradigm shift has created a momentous opportunity for Californian cannabis farmers, with hundreds of new brands being born as cultivators who were previously forced underground emerge into the spotlight, launching companies to market and package their buds. There’s no need to hide your identity anymore, since growers are finally being encouraged to be loud and proud when promoting their cannabis. For consumers, this means forging trusted relationships with farmers by learning their personal missions and backstories while being able to ensure a consistent supply of specific cannabis varietals.

At KindPeoples, we’ve always prided ourselves on providing the best possible retail experience to the Santa Cruz community. We’re happy to be working with professional cannabis companies and we’ll continue to stock the best products available, including the debut of several new brands that we’re very excited about!

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Farmer Max

A local farmer who’s added cannabis to his crop rotation, Farmer Max produces boutique varieties including Goat Cheese, Banana OG, Super Sour OG, Kosher Tangie, and Black Jack.

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FloraCal Farms

Family-owned company with flowers handgrown in Sonoma County, producing varieties including Rosé Especial, Rollins, Dessert Lemon Banana Sherbet and Fabulous Brandywine.

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Cali Bud Company

Using the “best of both worlds” to cultivate their herb, Cali Bud Co. grows in state-of-the-art Salinas greenhouses to harness the full spectrum of the sun while also supplementing with lights. Look for diverse cannabis varieties including Lemon Sugar Kush, Cherry AK47, Chem Dog, Cookies and more.

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Up North

Founded in 2015 by two of Humboldt County’s own, Up North is a nonprofit collective on a mission to provide Californians greater access to premiere craft cannabis products. Set deep within the famed Emerald Triangle, Up North produces the best cannabis products anywhere on the planet, including an incredibly fragrant and potent Durban Poison, Grape Soda, Honey Bananas, Blueberry Cookies and more.

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Lemon Tree

Famous for its incredible citrus flavor and aroma, the local legend Lemon Tree will still be available at KindPeoples, described as “fresh Meyer lemon, savory citrus rind, pungent skunk, and a perfectly-balanced hint of sharp gas.”

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Korova

Famous for their edibles of unrivaled potency—now extinct—Korova has pivoted to produce low-dose cookies, flowers and prerolls. Checkout their Mendo Breath, Gelato, Super Silver Haze and more!

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Willie’s Reserve

Founded by iconic country singer and weed lover Willie Nelson, this brand is powered by Flow Kana in California, supporting small farmers from the famed Emerald Triangle by handling the processing, packaging and marketing of their harvests.

Father’s Day Cannabis Gift Guide

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Looking for something fun to do with your Dad on Father’s Day? Seeking a quiet moment to connect and share your appreciation for his love and support? Bonding with your Dad over a shared joint is a new experience for many families, offering an alternative to sipping beers that’s sure to become a cherished memory.

If your Dad doesn’t smoke, there’s still a great many cannabis products that will compliment his lifestyle and improve his health. From smokeless edibles, non-inebriating CBD and soothing topicals, you’ll discover cannabis-infused options that will offer a new dimension of healing and relaxation.

Chilling out and passing a peaceful afternoon while fishing? Bring a few pre-rolls that will compliment your mood. Sore muscles from hiking or biking? Recover from workouts with topicals that soothe aches. Getting ready for a big day at the golf course? Stock up on cannabis oil for his favorite vape pen, or discover new cannabis-infused drinks that can substitute for alcohol.

Come on down to KindPeoples and bring your Dad! There’s a whole new world of cannabis to explore together, including these expert product recommendations for flowers, prerolled joints, vaporizer cartridges, edibles and topicals. We've even added a few special selections from family businesses where the relationship between father and son plays a unique role, such as The Original Jack Herer, Big Pete's Treats and Papa & Barkley.

Cannabis Flowers:

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Jack Herer: A classic cannabis strain named in honor of a revolutionary activist.

Original Jack Herer

Passed down from the "Father of it All”, this is THE original Jack Herer! Named in honor of the revolutionary author and hemp activist, Jack Herer is a classic strain currently being stewarded by his son Dan. Each jar comes complete with Mr. Herer’s face on it, and as if that wasn’t enough to convince you, the look and smell of these frosty green buds will certainly do the trick. Each chunky flower screams with big notes of citrus, accentuated by dank spicy pine, lemon candy, and a hint sour earth that lingers in the background. Long revered for its uplifting effects, Jack instantly increases one’s energy level, imparting an invigorating, joyful stimulation. Fun, creative, and distinctly focusing, it allows the user to engage with the day on their own terms, inspiring them towards creative, personally enriching endeavors. Add to that the calming, full-body stone that begins to sink in later on in the experience, and you’re left with a near-perfect daytime flower, ideal for easing stress, depression, fatigue, nausea, and mild to moderate pain.

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Spicy, resinous smoke provides a dreamy, uplifting buzz.

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Black Cherry Cookies

Extremely dense and deliciously fresh, this indica is one of the best Cookies strains we’ve ever seen. A deluge of creamy trichomes washes over the tightly-packed buds, overwhelming tufts of delicate, light brown pistils. The nose is definitely reminiscent of a classic GSC, but it strikes its own unique profile with added notes of nutty gas, spicy clove, and a balancing earth. Remarkably flavorful on the exhale, the spicy, resinous smokes provides a dreamy, uplifting buzz, perfect for eradicating stress and anxiety. As the experience ripens, a pleasant stone sinks into the mind, stimulating thought and a bit of hazy creativity. The body high stays rather light, making this flower a good choice for afternoon use, especially for those who prefer a heavier buzz.

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Grown by the veterans at SCVA, Kosher Kush is the heaviest of the heavy-hitters.

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Kosher Kush

Grown by the veterans at Santa Cruz Veteran’s Alliance, this is the heaviest of the heavy-hitters. Huge flavor that’s so full of fuel, it will make your eyes water. Nugs completely drenched in crystals. And with consistent THC levels of 25% or more, this flower will never disappoint. Expect an extremely potent, relaxing, and sedating high that will leave the user with a very stony case of the giggles, and a voracious appetite. Perfect for watching that movie before you fall asleep, and absolutely ideal for the treatment of pain (body, muscle, and joint), insomnia, and appetite loss. Also, it should be noted that this is the first strain to ever be blessed by a Rabbi. With credentials like that, this flower is difficult to pass up.

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Natural cannabis goodness rolled in unbleached, natural paper

Prerolled Joints:

Marley Natural Green pack

Does Dad love reggae? Then he might want to "lively up himself" with these convenient prerolled joints. Brought to you by the Marley family, these three .5g joints in a slim, discreet case are perfect for slipping into your pocket before heading out to the golf course or the beach. Natural cannabis goodness rolled in unbleached, natural paper with a crutch filter for smooth smoking perfection. “The Green” is a hybrid selection, delivering the cerebral effects of sativa with the physical relaxation of indica.

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This is an impressive gift, especially if your Dad loves weed!

Lowell Smokes Hybrid Pack

The rebels at Lowell draw their inspiration from the story of William “Bull” Lowell, who began growing what was called "Indian Hemp" on his farm on the central coast of California way back in 1909. Today, they've channeled Lowell's legacy into their all-natural cannabis products, including this pack of craft joints. This is an impressive gift, especially if your Dad loves weed! Seven .5g joints, filled with small batch Hybrid flower, packaged in a beautifully crafted box. Comes with matches and a strike strip. Perfect for medicating on the go!

Vaporizer Cartridges:

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Strain-specific cartridges, great for Dads who are already cannabis connoisseurs.

Heavy Hitters Cartridges

Potent and flavorful, these carts are filled with cold-filtered distillate and infused with all natural terpenes. Heavy Hitters offers a wide variety of strain-specific cartridges, great for Dads who are already cannabis connoisseurs. Choose from OG Kush, Pineapple Express, Strawnana, Orange Krush, Bubba Kush, Gorilla Glue, Jack Herer, Blueberry and more!

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If Dad likes cannabis but doesn’t want to get “too high.”


Care by Design Vape Cartridges

If Dad likes cannabis but doesn’t want to get “too high,” there’s wonderfully balanced CBD options available from Care By Design. Cannabidiol—also known as CBD—doesn’t get you high, but relaxes while relieving anxiety. Combined with THC in precise ratios, this product line is designed to offer a range of healing effects. Using local and sustainably-grown flower to produce products that are made from CO2 extracted cannabis oil, lab tested for contaminants and cannabinoid content, this 1:1 blend is an equal balance of CBD and THC. Look for other ratios including 20:1, which is almost entirely CBD, ranging to 2:1, 4:1 and 8:1, making it possible to dial in the exact effect you’re hoping for.

Edibles:

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CBD cookies from a local father-and-son company.

Big Pete's Treats
CBD Peanut Butter Cookies

This homegrown, local father-and-son company creates cookies infused with either THC or CBD, baking up just the right dose for a relaxing evening. These CBD Peanut Butter cookies each contain 10 milligrams of CBD, with peanut-buttery goodness that melts in your mouth. Perfect with a glass of milk or simply on their own, these delicious little cookies are the perfect way to ease stress or recover from athletic activities. Available in a 10-pack of CBD minis (100mg total).

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Start with no more than one square and see how it feels!


Daydreamers Chocolate
CBD & THC 1:1 Chocolate

Delivering a balanced ratio of CBD to THC, this locally-produced chocolate is effective in treating inflammation, anxiety, spasms, and overall pain relief along with creating a euphoric, relaxed feeling. Start with no more than one square and see how it feels! There’s are 50 mg of THC and 50 mg of CBD in this bar, totaling in 100 total active cannabinoids.

Topicals:

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Inspired by a son’s mission to ease his father’s pain.

Papa & Barkley Releaf Balm

There's an incredibly heartwarming father-and-son story behind this brand. From their website: "The Papa & Barkley Releaf line was inspired by a son’s mission to ease his elderly father’s immobilizing back pain, a condition that forced the family to place “Papa” in hospice. The original balm eased Papa's pain and, in conjunction with other therapies, got Papa off hospice and able to return home." If your loved ones are experiencing pain, make sure to try this award-winning product! This formula delivers hours of pain relief in an all-natural, botanical pain balm, infused through a coconut oil soak process unmatched for potency and terpene content.

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If your Dad has a sore back or bad knees, these patches are wonderfully effective

Mary's Transdermal patches

If your Dad has a sore back or bad knees, these patches are wonderfully effective at relieving pain while delivering zero inebriation. Offering a quick onset and unsurpassed duration, Mary’s patches are 2×2 squares, easy to use, and adhere simply to the skin for discreet, all day (or night) relief. Stick one on your back at work, after the gym or before a long drive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Best Questions to Ask Your Budtender

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When visiting your favorite local dispensary, getting the benefit of a personalized consultation from a knowledgeable cannabis consultant really helps narrow down the plethora of choices to discover the products that are right for you. For consumers who are new to cannabis, the sheer number of cannabis flowers, oils and edibles can be daunting to consider, creating a considerable knowledge barrier to overcome when first entering the marketplace. While cannabis consultants are accustomed to taking all of the time necessary to fully answer the questions a customer might have, it’s good to brush up on your cannabis knowledge before visiting the store so you’ll seem like a savvy connoisseur.

Learn how to fully maximize your consultation time by asking these simple questions which will help your budtender select the right items quickly and easily.

5 Best Questions to Ask Your Budtender

1. What’s fresh today?

Be specific about what type of product you’re most interested in. Do you want to smoke or not? Looking for edibles, vape cartridges or flowers? If you’re looking for flowers, ask the budtender about freshness, since a recently harvested crop will be more flavorful than something that’s been sitting on the shelf for a while.

2. What’s the best value right now?

If there’s any sales or special deals going on, make sure to inquire about what products are discounted and how much. If there’s a high-quality vape cart or cannabis extract on sale at a great price, then consider trying it! Dispensaries are constantly trying to keep products moving off the shelves, so there’s frequently good deals to be had.

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3. What’s local?

Many dispensaries stock small batch, regional specialties, so if you’re visiting a new place, be sure to ask about local producers. You might just find out about a new farmer or edibles maker who creates artisanal cannabis products that aren’t available where you live. After all, variety is the spice of life!

4. What’s the newest product you’re stocking?

With new brands and products launching every month in the burgeoning cannabis industry, there’s innovative new items being onboarded at dispensaries quite often. Always ask about what’s new or unique so you can stay up-to-date on the hottest new cannabis products and try interesting new things, such as “effects-specific” products designed to evoke different moods.

5. How is this cannabis grown?

When considering flowers, always ask if the budtender knows about whether or not the cannabis has been grown using eco-friendly techniques. Ask for sungrown, outdoor cannabis if you’re concerned about supporting small family farmers growing boutique buds. Knowing where the cannabis was grown and processed also applies to “added value” items like vape carts and edibles as well.

A lot of people like to ask budtenders what their favorite products are, and while these recommendations can be helpful, your budtender is likely to have different needs and THC tolerances compared to your own. Every individual has different needs, so make sure that you’re getting the correct advice tailored to your lifestyle and cannabis tolerance.

Asking these five questions to the budtenders you meet will help expand your cannabis knowledge while finding the best products that you’ll enjoy!

Why Athletes are Turning to CBD for Post-Workout Recovery

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Bring your fitness routine to the next level by using CBD to help your body bounce back quickly after rigorous workouts. As a part of the cannabis plant, cannabidiol—also known as CBD—has several beneficial effects without the high. There are hundreds of different cannabinoids within the plant, most notably THC, which does make you feel high. While THC and CBD are the best known and studied cannabinoids, others include CBN, which is sedative, and THCV, which prevents “the munchies.”

Increasingly, athletes are integrating CBD into their routines due to its potent anti-inflammatory qualities. Tough workouts and physically demanding activities cause microscopic damage to muscles and tissues, which manifest as stiff and sore feelings. This damage and inflammation requires the body to repair the muscles and tissue, leading to stronger muscles and a fitter body over time. However, too much inflammation leads to muscle damage and exercise-related injuries such as sprains.

Using CBD-infused tinctures, edibles, capsules and balms immediately after workouts can help soothe inflammation and promote a quicker recovery, prompting professional athletes to replace their ibuprofen with cannabidiol. Recently, there’s been a spate of press coverage detailing this new trend, with US News and World Report quoting Dr. Alan Beyer, a sports medicine doctor and executive medical director of the Hoag Orthopedic Institute in California, saying “ ‘CBD penetrates transdermally to reduce inflammation in the injured tissues.’ ” Beyer notes that overuse of NSAIDs like ibuprofen leads to kidney damage, and that CBD is free of this dangerous side effect.

Already, CBD is very popular within the elite communities of endurance runners who compete in ultramarathons, as well as long-distance cyclists and mountain bikers. Outside magazine recently explored why athletes are turning to CBD, speaking with ultrarunner Avery Collins along with cyclists Andrew Talansky and Floyd Landis, who’s actually started a CBD company in Colorado called Floyd’s of Leadville. Thanks to cannabis and CBD, Landis was able to recover from a hip replacement and kick opioid painkillers.  “It’s the only thing I use now,” Landis is quoted saying. “I try not to oversell it, because I don’t want to sound insane. But if you can stop taking other pain medications, if you have a natural solution, that’s probably the better option.”

How does CBD reduce inflammation? While there’s no hard science on CBD’s effects on post-workout recovery, anecdotal evidence abounds, and studies are currently being planned to quantify these effects. Examining the science behind CBD, Men’s Journal found that “There is some evidence that cannabis has anti-inflammatory effects in studies of cell function in ‘test tubes,’” according to J. H. Atkinson, M.D., co-director of the Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research at UC San Diego. “At the cellular level, cannabinoids are thought to be potent anti-inflammatory agents because they inhibit the proliferation of certain kinds of cells important in inflammation and suppress production of molecules called cytokines, which are important signals turning on the inflammatory response.”

If you’re looking to use CBD as a post-workout recovery tool, there’s a few delivery systems that can be deployed simultaneously for best results. Immediately after a post-workout shower, rub a CBD-infused balm into your muscles, especially focusing on any trouble spots like lower back, neck and knees. Give yourself a dose of CBD by using a tincture or vape pen right after you work out, and consume a capsule or edible for relief that will take effect in two hours and last for at least four to six hours.

KindPeoples prides ourselves in working with only the most trustworthy cannabis vendors, so you can rest assured that the CBD content in products is backed up by lab-tested results.

Most popular CBD products include:

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Vape Pens:

Marley Naturals’ CBD Red Vape Pen Cartridge

500mg of smooth and pure CO2 oil in a convenient cartridge. Sip on a vapor pen after your workout for a quick come down.

Bloom Farms’ CBD Pax Era Pod

Designed to fit the Pax Era device, this single-origin, high-CBD cannabis oil provides an extremely mellow, largely non-psychoactive experience.

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Edibles:

Plus Gummies Pineapple & Coconut CBD

Each gummy has 5mg CBD, for a total of 100mg CBD. Made with beef gelatin, these gummies will digest slowly, allowing for a more efficient uptake of cannabinoids. This results in a stronger, longer lasting effect!

Cannabis Quencher 10:1 CBD Pomegranate Blueberry

This fast-acting drink is perfect for sipping after a workout, especially since it features antioxidant fruits! A trace amount of THC won’t make you feel inebriated, but it will help the CBD perform more effectively.

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Tinctures:

Jade Nectar CBDa Tincture

Made locally with sun grown and naturally cultivated flower, this tincture contains CBDa, and acidic precursor to CBD. The high content of acidic forms of cannabinoids such as CBDa produce a strong anti-inflammatory effect, and are absorbed into the body more easily than the decarboxylated forms of cannabinoids, CBD.

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Capsules:

Care By Design 18:1 Softgel Capsules

Using local and sustainably-grown flower to produce capsules that are made from CO2 extracted cannabis oil, lab tested for contaminants and cannabinoid content, without any other added ingredients.

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Topicals:

Kaizen CBD Orange Cream

This luscious cream is infused with CBD plus pain-fighting arnica and the essence of orange. Feel pampered while preventing inflammation with this high-quality product.

How Do Cannabis Products Support Different Activities?

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If you’re looking to relax, party or have great sex, there’s more options than ever before if you want to use cannabis to enhance any of those various experiences. As cannabis brands seek to attract new customers, many companies are taking a different approach to designing and marketing their products. Hoping to appeal to people who have little to no knowledge about the endless varieties of cannabis strains, more products are being formulated to support specific moods or activities.

Going beyond the sativa / indica dichotomy, brands like Canndescent directly addresses how a user wants cannabis to make them feel. Dubbing their prerolled joints with monikers intended to evoke a particular mood or function, such as Calm, Connect or Charge, Canndescent hopes to attract loyal customers who want to bypass the knowledge barrier usually required before entering the cannabis marketplace.

But how do these types of “effects-specific products” work? Some items combine cannabis with other healing herbs to further evoke the intended mood, while other brands rely solely on ratios of cannabinoids. Can a certain blend of cannabinoids and terpenes really boost creativity, support socializing, or motivate a person to get up and feel active? After all, the same type of cannabis can affect people differently, so the only answer is to explore these products and see what works for you.

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Canndescent

Specific Effects: Calm, Create, Charge, Connect, Cruise

With five proprietary strains bred specifically to enhance and support different functions, Canndescent allows new users of cannabis to choose the experience they are interested in. Calm is described as an “indica-dominant hybrid that takes you back to an old California OG,” with effects that soothe both body and mind. Charge is a sativa that “electrifies both body and mind,” while Create is a hybrid strain that “transports your mind into abstract thought.”

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Kikiko Teas

Specific Effects: Sensuali-Tea, Tranquili-Tea, Sympa-Tea, Positivi-Tea

Using varying ratios of CBD to THC, these teas are a discreet way to use cannabis. Intended to support different moods, these teas are blended with other herbs that also support specific effects. “Positivi-Tea” contains a 2:1 ratio of THC to CBD, with a single tea bag containing 10 milligrams of THC and 5 mg of CBD. While THC is generally known for creating euphoria, CBD is typically relaxing. Blending these cannabinoids in different amounts allows users to find the blend that’s right for them. “Sympa-Tea” is almost entirely CBD, with 20 mg of CBD and only 3 mg of THC. Hoping for a tranquil effect, “Tranquili-Tea” contains 5 mg of CBN and 3 mg of THC. The only tea that contains only THC is “Sensuali-Tea” which delivers 7 mg, intended to increase libido.

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Bloom Farms

Specific Effects: Daytime, Anytime, Nighttime Pax Era Pods

Simplifying the concept of “effects-specific” products even more, Blooms Farms has created blends of oils extracted from varying cannabis strains for use during certain times of day. Daytime is a sativa blend, Anytime is a hybrid blend, and Nighttime is an indica blend. Along with a CBD pod and a Single Origin strain-specific pod, Bloom Farms has made it possible for consumers to choose an oil to vaporize based on when they usually like to use cannabis.

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Humboldt Apothecary

Specific Effects: Deep Sleep, Brain Tonic, Cramp Ease, Inflammation Soother and much more!

Also blending varying ratios of cannabinoids with other herbs, Humboldt Apothecary seeks to provide relief for  several common ailments. Brain Tonic aims to “support improved focus and memory,” with a balanced ratio of 1:1 CBD to THC combined with rosemary, gotu kola and ginko. Cramp Ease aids women with difficult menstrual symptoms, combining cannabis with black haw, cramp bark, wild yam, cloves, cinnamon and orange peel. Since CBD has significant results when used to reduce inflammation, Humboldt Apothecary has blended a 3:1 ratio of CBD to THC with Jamaican dogwood, meadowsweet, turmeric, black pepper and white willow bark.

There are a great many cannabis products on the market today intended to create specific effects. If you find one that works for you, please let us know!

Chefs Develop a New Appreciation for Cannabis' Flavors

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If you love to cook, then chances are that you’re already aware of the incredible properties of cannabis as far as enhancing the experience of dining. Beyond stimulating your appetite and giving yourself the “munchies,” a pleasant buzz also makes cooking fun, transforming a routine domestic chore into an opportunity to indulge your senses and revel in the various colors, shapes, textures and tastes of food.

As more people learn the pleasures of pairing food and cannabis, more private dinner parties will pop up where chefs create inventive foods using weed as an ingredient like any other fresh herb. Much like the art of pairing wine with cuisine, “cannabis sommeliers” are becoming a thing, with experts quantifying the ways food and weed can interact. Truly an OG cannabis chef, Jessica Catalano pioneered strain-specific pairing with her book The Ganja Kitchen Revolution, published in 2012. Since then, all types of chefs have gotten into experimenting with cannabis as a culinary ingredient, developing new techniques for infusing herb into fats or alcohol and seeking to either highlight the distinctive flavor or eliminate it entirely.

Jamie Evans, a veteran of the world of fine wine, has pivoted to focus on cannabis, adapting her expertise to another facet of fine dining. Quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, Evans says that cannabis is used “... for many pleasurable experiences, but also know this is a medicine used to heal the heart, body and soul.” Through The Herb Somm, Evans hosts pairing events and infused supper clubs.

If you'd like to try pairing cannabis with your food, look for ways that the flavors compliment and contrast each other. The next time you’re at the farmer’s market, take time to check out the fruits and veggies, and notice how citrus, herbs and spices can smell similar to certain types of cannabis strains. The reason that Lemon Haze smells like actual lemons has to do with “terpenes,” the chemical components of plants that give them distinct aromas. Technically known as the “volatile unsaturated hydrocarbons found in the essential oils of plants,” terpenes have driven increased interest in developing the flavors inherent in cannabis strains and extracts versus simply relying on the THC percentage of cannabis as an indicator of quality.

Terpenes also possess healing benefits, making them part of the “entourage effect,” a theory put forth by Dr. Ethan Russo—one of the world’s foremost cannabis scientists—that every part of the plant plays a synergistic role in creating specific therapeutic effects. Each type of cannabis plant develops a unique terpene profile, with many terpenes simultaneously working to imbue a flower with its characteristic bouquet.

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Let’s learn a little about the various terpenes:

  • Limonene - Also found in lemons and other citrus fruits, limonene helps uplift mood and counteract depression
  • Myrcene - Known for a sedative effect, myrcene is found in mangoes, hops, lemongrass and thyme, among other plants.
  • Linalool - The smell of lavender is attributed to linalool, a terpene that soothes anxiety and helps people sleep, along with additional benefits.
  • Pinene - A common cannabis terpene, pinene evokes the aroma of pine needles, as well as acting as a bronchodilator and anti-inflammatory.
  • Geraniol - Present in geraniums, this terpene is also used to ward off mosquitos as well as relieve neuropathy.

There are many more terpenes to explore, so check out SC Labs for more information about how these “essential oils” make cannabis effective as well as pleasant.

If you’re interested in enhancing meals by adding weed, check out “Pairing Cannabis Strains with Cuisine” for a full menu of sensual delights.

10 Perfect Cannabis Gifts for Mom

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Is your mom curious about cannabis? Maybe she tried it back in college but hasn’t touched it since, or perhaps she’s heard about new microdosed edibles or CBD-rich options that provide pain relief without making you feel out-of-control high. Maybe she’s just looking for a new way to relax that doesn’t involve wine!

Luckily for her, there’s more products available than ever before, with many new items designed specifically for women as well as the “cannabis naive,” meaning people who’ve never tried it. Small doses of THC in discreet edibles or teas offer an alternative to alcoholic beverages, helping encourage healthy sleep while defusing anxiety. Aimed at easing the common aches and pains associated with aging, cannabis-infused topicals offer relief while smoothing and nourishing skin. Many women also report that CBD aids with the difficult transition through menopause, which your mom might not want to talk about but is most likely experiencing if she’s in her early to mid-50s.

For moms who are more savvy and familiar with cannabis, we’ve included a few suggestions for sleek vape pens, flavorful flowers, and convenient prerolls that she might enjoy. Combine all of these great gifts into a wonderful basket for your mom, and introduce her to a whole new world of herbal healing.

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If Your Mom Is Scared of Feeling “High”

Kikoko Tea Sympa-Tea

Like a massage in a cup, this CBD-heavy variety from Kikoko Tea blends 20 mg of CBD with 3 mg of THC in a single tea bag, providing little to no euphoria but plenty of cozy, chill vibes. This caffeine-free blend of organic turmeric and ginger relaxes body and mind, perfect for moms looking to replace their nightly glass of wine with something healthier and rejuvenating.

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Select Lavender CBD tincture

If your mom absolutely, positively does not want to get high, then this tincture is for her. Containing no THC whatsoever, this blend of 100% Pure CBD Oil with lavender essential oil and fractionated coconut oil can be used orally as well as topically. Rub into aching joints, or add a dropper to an evening glass of tea for a natural sleep aid that dissolves stress.

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Leef “Revive” CBD Balm

Another all-CBD product that aims to restore and relieve sore muscles and joints, this lush CBD balm contains 200 mg of CBD. Artfully crafted with additional herbs including calendula, comfrey, and lavender along with cocoa butter and grapeseed oil, Leef CBD balm provides potent relief for pain and inflammation, great for active moms with stiff knees or aching backs.

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If Your Mom is OK with Getting a Little High

Breez Mints

Discreet and tasty, Breez mints freshen breath while also delivering 5 milligrams of THC. Take one every two hours to reach a plateau of pain relief and freedom from anxiety, especially after a hectic day of babysitting grandkids or running errands. Use these to medicate in mixed company without fear of judgement, just avoid mixing them with alcoholic beverages for the best results.

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Om Bath Salts

An immersive topical experience, these bath salts take a relaxing warm soak to the next level. After 30 minutes in the tub, you’ll feel like you’ve been on vacation for a year! Absorbing THC this way creates extraordinary effects, leaving your muscles completely relaxed and your body pain-free, but your head clear and calm. Contains 25mg of THC along with a complementary blend of essential oils infused into rich, relaxing epsom salts, blending calming aromatherapy with intense, whole-body relaxation. Available in Rose Geranium, Lemon Ginger or unscented varieties, this is the perfect gift for moms who don’t want to feel “high,” but who desperately need to unwind.

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Pax Era + the Bloom Farms Anytime Pod

Paired with a sleek, discreet Pax Era vaporizer, this “Anytime” blend of concentrated cannabis oil is designed to be enjoyed just about anytime day or night. The perfect combination to inspire relaxation, creativity, and focus, this Hybrid cartridge should be considered your “everyday” solution. Great for traveling, or for instant relief from pain, nausea or lack of appetite. Vape pens are nice for new users of cannabis because it’s gentle on the lungs, with easy-to-titrate dosage. Start with just one inhalation and see how it feels.

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If Your Mom Likes to Fully Relax

Rosé

Rosé all day, amirite ladies? This rare strain is better than a bouquet any day, with violet buds and a floral perfume laced with grape and sharp citrus flavors. Effects include a cozy high that erases the worries of the day, perfect for evening relaxation. Bond with Mom while sharing a smoke of this gorgeous, tasty cannabis.

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Black Cherry Cookies

Did your mom used to bake cookies for you? Return the favor with a batch of these flavorful flowers, dubbed “Black Cherry Cookies.” Remarkably flavorful, this spicy, resinous smoke provides a dreamy, uplifting buzz, perfect for eradicating stress and anxiety. The body high stays rather light, making this flower a good choice for afternoon use, preferably right before you and your mom bake a batch of fresh chocolate chip cookies together.

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Canndescent Calm, Cruise, Connect, Charge or Create

Strain names can be intimidating for people who are new to using cannabis. Simplify things for your mom by choosing a variety of pre-rolled joints from Canndescent, each intended to promote a specific mood. “Calm” evokes a soothing effect, a restful sleep, or relief from aches and pains. “Cruise” is described as a way to “keep up the pace, relax your mind, and sail through the day,” intended for busy professionals, and “Create” hopes to set the tone for a productive session of painting, jamming, coding, blogging or gaming. “Connect” is for social occasions, when gathering with friends to laugh, dance, or get intimate, while “Charge” delivers energy for active sports, dancing or hiking.

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Cannabis Quencher Sip - Watermelon Lime

Recommended for moms with previous cannabis experience, this tasty little beverage is formulated with a 4:1 ratio of THC to CBD, meaning that there’s 20 milligrams of THC and 5 milligrams of CBD, creating a euphoric effect that also provides a bit of relaxation. With fresh summer flavors including watermelon and lime, Cannabis Quenchers are always made with fruit juice and sweetened naturally for a vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO way to indulge in cannabis.

Cannabis Vending Machine Makes Waves

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Attention: This vending machine is no longer in service at KindPeoples.

Consulting a knowledgeable cannabis expert for advice on products is the cornerstone of any successful dispensary, since there’s no replacement for personalized recommendations on what type of flowers, vape pens or edibles might fit into your lifestyle or produce a specific, desired effect. Especially for new cannabis users, the experience of conversing with a budtender is invaluable, so KindPeoples encourages our guests to take their time and ask questions. However, consultations can take 15 minutes or more, and many regulars already know what they want and don’t need to ask any questions that require personal support.

In the interest of providing quick, convenient and state-compliant shopping, KindPeoples recently installed a Grasshopper kiosk at our Soquel store, garnering local and national media coverage of “the first-ever cannabis vending machine” that spread far and wide!

“It’s really a convenience machine,” said KindPeoples Marketing Director Brett Friel, speaking to NBC News, "Some folks with the recreational change want a long formal consultation. They have a lot of questions about cannabis. There's a whole other demographic who wants to come in, grab their one item and get going."

While our vending machine is only the first in Santa Cruz county—not the first ever made—it’s still an exciting development that demonstrates the novel ways technology will interact with the cannabis industry. Stocked with popular items that customers consistently choose, speeding wait times and allowing people to avoid the lines during busy times at the Soquel store, our new vending machine is just another way that KindPeoples provides the best customer service in town.

KindPeoples believes in embracing technology as a way to further normalize cannabis shopping, enabling us to offer services like Express Lane online ordering, a mobile app for iPhone and Android, personalized discounts and deals through Leaflet, browse the Seed Finder to pick your perfect seed genetics, and now a “Grab and Go” convenient cannabis vending machine.

Interacting with the machine is easy and intuitive. Featuring high resolution product photos along with detailed product descriptions, you’ll see exactly what you’re getting. In a world of speed and convenience, the cannabis industry is quickly catching up to meet customer expectations.

How It Works:

  • Swipe your ID for age verification and daily limit tracking required by the state regulations

  • Select the products you’d like from the touchscreen menu

  • Pay with cash

  • Bag your items in an opaque exit bag

  • That’s it!

If you’d like to experience the cutting-edge technology that’s making the news, come on down to 3600 Soquel Avenue and check out the machine, or take your time and converse with a friendly cannabis consultant. Either way, you’ll be getting the award-winning service and high-quality products that have made KindPeoples the favorite dispensary in Santa Cruz for four years in a row!

Media Coverage and Videos:

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What to Know About Medical Cannabis for Dogs

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Increasingly, evidence is piling up about the health benefits and cancer-fighting properties of cannabis when used by people, but what about our pets? Anecdotal evidence of helpful effects for older dogs abounds, with CBD-infused treats marketed as “medical marijuana for pets,” but the legalities around this issues are murky at best. There’s little scientific evidence about the effectiveness of cannabis for pets, and no laws that allow for veterinarians to recommend it to treat illnesses. But for elderly, chronically or terminally ill dogs, when most conventional options have been exhausted, many pet owners feel there’s no harm in trying this unusual treatment.

Owners report that cannabidiol (CBD), a component of cannabis known for therapeutic benefits without the “high,” can be effective in treating separation anxiety, or helping pets cope with upsetting events like fireworks. Animals with seizure disorders, arthritis, inflammation, pain and anxiety could possibly benefit from CBD, but it’s important to be aware that dogs have a different endocannabinoid system than people. Canines have more receptors throughout their bodies, making the effects of THC especially intense and disorienting for them.

If you’re interested in finding out if cannabis can be helpful for your pet, here’s some essential things to understand in order to use CBD safely and effectively.

Do Not Give Cannabis Flowers or Edibles to Your Pet

If your dog gets into your cannabis stash and eats flowers or hash, it’s possible that they may need to go to the vet in case of an overdose. Unlike humans, it’s possible for smaller dogs to ingest so much THC that it could prove fatal, so be safe and visit the emergency vet.

“Double toxicity” is especially a problem with edibles. If your dogs eats a cannabis-infused food containing chocolate or artificial sweeteners like xylitol, go to the vet immediately since those ingredients are poisonous to canines. Vets can treat a THC overdose with IV fluids, stomach pumping or charcoal to help the animal flush its system.

Symptoms of THC overdose in dogs include loss of motor control, dribbling urine, drooling, staggering, panting, vomiting or flinching at movements. Speaking to CTV News, Dr. Jeff Goodall said that too much THC "profoundly affects the neurological system. It can progress to tremors and seizures, and they can go into a coma."

Make sure to keep all THC-containing products locked up and away from children and pets! While fatal overdoses are extremely rare for animals, you’re still going to incur a sizeable bill from the emergency vet for treating an accidental ingestion, so be smart and keep THC away from your pets.

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Only Use CBD for Dogs

Increasingly, CBD treats and tinctures are marketed towards animals, with more cannabinoid supplements found in pet stores. These hemp-derived forms of CBD may not be as effective as products made using CBD derived from cannabis cultivars.

When using a CBD tincture such as the products from Vet CBD, start by giving the animal a very low dose based on its body weight. Slowly increase the dose day by day until you notice benefits such as lessened anxiety or increased mobility without any excessive lethargy, which can be a sign of too much CBD.

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Veterinarians Aren’t Legally Able to Prescribe CBD

While many vets are aware of the benefits of CBD for animals, they are putting their professional license and practices at risk in discussing or recommending its use. There’s no laws on the books that protect the right for animals to access medical marijuana, and so the entire situation is a legal grey area. There is a type of “doctor-patient confidentiality” between pet owners and veterinarians, so you don’t have to worry about a vet reporting you to the authorities for using cannabis to help your pet.

If your dog is being prescribed a pharmaceutical anti-inflammatory like Rimadyl or a painkiller like Tramadol, you may be able to reduce or eliminate these drugs by using CBD. Depending on your relationship with your veterinarian, you should share the information that CBD is part of your treatment regimen, especially if the doctor asks why Fido is feeling so frisky!

Researchers at University of California Davis are surveying pet owners to determine how CBD helps pets, so we can hope that more rigorous scientific information backing up this wealth of anecdotal evidence will be forthcoming. When interviewed by Civilized, Dr. Tim Shu, founder of Vet CBD, said “As vets, we’re in a unique situation because we’re truly advocates for our patients…it’s our duty to always find and seek out the best course of treatment available to them. If cannabis offers such a course of treatment, its our obligation to pursue that for our patients.”

 

 

 

Top 10 Citrus-Flavored Cannabis Strains

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Bursting with flavor and enticing aromas, citrusy cannabis strains have captured the attention of connoisseurs ever since Super Lemon Haze won the Cannabis Cup back in 2008. With familiar aromas reminiscent of a variety of fruits including oranges, grapefruits, lemons and limes, these uniquely delicious cannabis strains have become more desirable as consumers shift their focus from solely considering THC potency to making flavor a primary purchase driver.

Cannabis smells like lemons because of the presence of limonene, a terpene that’s also responsible for the aroma of citrus fruits. Terpenes are part of the molecular building blocks of all plants, with a wide variety of different terpenes working simultaneously to create the complex, luscious aromas of different cannabis strains. Beyond the power to simply smell amazing, terpenes also have medical benefits that contribute to the healing power of cannabis. Limonene is proven to help uplift mood and thwart symptoms of depression and anxiety, as well as reduce inflammation and stimulate the immune system, among other effects!

Check out KindPeoples’ Top 10 favorite citrusy strains, and let us know which one you like the most!

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Lemon Tree - Available now while supplies last!

A local legend, Lemon Tree is cultivated in the Santa Cruz mountains, where this beautiful flower attracted international attention due to it's incredible flavor. This cannabis is LOUD—filling your nose with fresh Meyer Lemon, savory citrus rind, pungent skunk, and a hint of sharp gas that cuts through the rest of the terps.

As you exhale, you’ll notice instantaneous effects on your mind and body as lucid euphoria sets in, invigorating the user with a joyful burst of balanced energy. Ideal for daytime use, especially in moderate doses, this flower delivers a stimulating buzz and an analgesic body high, making it a perfect choice for those trying to quell stress, anxiety, and pain without being sedated. An instant hit at social gatherings, you can’t lose with Lemon Tree! Learn more at lemonlifesc.com

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Clementine
Genetics: Tangie x Lemon Skunk

Like a freshly-peeled tangerine, this chunky flower fills the room with bold aromas of sweet, sharp citrus and pungent skunk. Just as refreshing as the nose, exhaling the smoke delivers a burst of flavor to your sinuses, reminiscent of being inside a citrus grove.

Enlivening and revitalizing, this strain’s psychoactivity quickly turns around a bad mood, imparting measured, calm stimulation. While Sativas can be a bit overwhelming for the average person, the buzz from Clementine remains very relaxing, despite the otherwise energizing effects. Ideal for daytime use, users will likely experience a focused, present euphoria, capable of kickstarting a lethargic morning.

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"Refreshingly sharp citrus combines with the savoriness of fresh lemon zest..."

Golden Lemons (aka Lucky Lemons #7)

Genetics: Kosher Kush x Lemon Skunk

Perfectly-cured dense nugs arrive covered in peach-colored hairs and caked in bright, golden trichomes. Refreshingly sharp citrus combines with the savoriness of fresh lemon zest, and just a bit of dank, sweet earth to form a truly delicious bouquet. Expect a balanced, extremely potent high that imparts feelings of focus and motivation, coupled with a warm, buzzing physical relaxation that leads to a couchlocked sedation. Consistently lab-testing at over 25% THC, Golden Lemons is extremely potent, so prepare yourself for an impressively-strong smoking experience.
 

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Lemon Skunk

Lime green buds nestle beneath orange pistils and a shimmering blanket of golden trichomes. Bursting with flavors of sweet lemon candy, more nuanced notes of pungent cheese and savory spice waft up to your nose after grinding these amazing buds.

With the pleasant-tasting smoke still hanging in the air, the effects of this award-winning strain quickly become apparent. The high begins with a rush of stimulating euphoria, quickly evolving into a clear-headed, yet enjoyably stony focus. Great for beating fatigue and re-energizing yourself, Lemon Skunk is also quite calming, both mentally and physically, wit a gentle body high that soothes your muscles.

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"This bright-green flower
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Double Banana Tangie

Genetics: Tangie x Banana OG x Tangie

So loud and so frosty, this bright-green flower exudes aromas of creamy banana candy (much like banana-flavored Laffy Taffy), mixed with hints of sharp citrus and earth in the background. The presence of the Banana OG in this genetic cross mellows multiple aspects of the flower. First, it sweetens the flavor, making for a very clean citrus taste and smell. Second, it makes for a much more relaxing high than one would expect. Double Banana Tangie delivers a typical hybrid-style effect, somewhat energizing and physically relaxing. This is a good one to share with friends, as it isn’t overly heavy in low to moderate doses.

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Orange Tree

Caked in resin, the dense, large buds of this highly sought-after flower exude a complex aroma that is at once sharp and sweet, yet extremely savory, not unlike perfectly-seasoned barbecue topped with a hefty sprinkling of lemon zest. When inhaled, the citrusy smoke releases an invigorating buzz that relieves tension in body and mind. Pleasantly euphoric, the user is now relaxed and free from  the burdens of stress, anxiety, and fatigue. As the experience winds down, calming lucidity transforms into stony lethargy, so it’s best to reserve this flower for use in the evenings, especially if you have a lower tolerance for THC.

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"Smells like a combination of freshly-peeled oranges and Fruity Pebbles cereal..."

Rainbow Sherbet

Genetics: Champagne x Blackberry

Wow, this flower looks insane! The buds blend tones of bright green and a deep purple that’s almost black; swathed in an impressive layer of sparkling THC-filled trichomes. This cannabis smells like a combination of freshly-peeled oranges and Fruity Pebbles cereal, it’s very sweet and citrusy. With well-balanced genetics and significant terpene content, this strain possesses versatile psychoactive effects that create a fun, giddy high. Rainbow Sherbet often imparts a feeling of focused creativity, along with a pleasant buzz throughout the body. Patients will find that it can relieve stress, anxiety, and pain very quickly; all with very little risk of feeling “couchlocked.”.

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Banjo

Genetics: Tangelo x Boost

An exclusive strain grown by GoodNeighbor Co., this small batch, boutique flower boasts large, thick nugs swathed in bright shades of green, fuchsia, purple, and orange, all tinted a brilliant white by a stunning coat of milky trichomes.

With a unique aroma full of pungent citrus, sweet earth, and a skunky, savory funk, Banjo’s nose is immediately reminiscent of an expertly-grown Tangie. Surprisingly potent, the buzz causes a flurry of thought to wash through the brain, stimulating all available mental faculties, inspiring creativity and stoking motivation. Delightfully uplifting, euphoric, and quite cerebral, Banjo allows you to spring forward enthusiastically into the day, especially for users with a higher tolerance. Although classified as a Sativa, the high evolves into a deeply calming relaxation, easing tension in both body and mind. In that way, it’s a perfect choice for connoisseurs who wouldn’t normally choose a Sativa, but desire a more stimulating effect than they’re used to.

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"Huge notes of freshly-peeled mandarin orange delicately mingle with a full-bodied tang..."

Tangie

Genetics: California Orange x Skunk

Like many Sativa flowers, Tangie excels in the realm of flavor and effect, but is often lacking in bud structure. Fortunately, that is not the case with this specific variety! The nugs are chunky, large, extremely frosty, and of course, incredibly loud. Huge notes of freshly-peeled mandarin orange delicately mingle with a full-bodied tang, balancing the flavor with a bit of savoriness. The effects are almost jarringly uplifting, delivering a lucid, energetic buzz that quickly creeps into the brain, releasing a torrent of nonlinear thought perfect for a creative task. After the initial burst of euphoria, the high mellows into a grounded, motivated passion, making this flower a potent remedy for fatigue and stress, and also an ideal choice for daytime activities.

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Banana Split

Genetics: Tangie x Banana Sherbet

Large, thick, perfectly-cured nugs wrapped in hues of violet, green, and gold, momentarily obstructed by tufts of delicately-colored pistils vying for space amongst a blanket of fine white trichomes. The smell explodes out of the jar, invading the nose with fresh, sharp tangerine, savory citrus rind, and just a hint of fuel.

The Banana Split’s warm, giddy buzz seeps into the user’s head, creeping up on you well after the smoke is exhaled, calming any stress, anxiety, or tension.  Your eyelids get heavy, and your body feels floaty, but your mind will remain lucid and pleasantly euphoric. With uplifting effects and crazy delicious flavor, Banana Split is a perfect choice for sharing during a gathering of friends.

Check out KindPeoples' cannabis menu HERE and explore more fun flavors!

What is 420 and Why Should I Care?

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A homegrown holiday all about celebrating cannabis, the phenomena of 4/20 grows larger and more mainstream every year. Learn about the origins of this high day, how it’s spread and evolved, and how you can make it a meaningful day for showing gratitude and connecting with community.

Originally created by “the Waldos,” a group of students in Marin who gathered at a statue of Louis Pasteur at 4:20 pm to go smoke and have adventures while searching for a lost guerilla garden, the idea of 4:20 as a time to smoke percolated through the area’s vibrant Deadhead scene during the 70s and 80s, slowly spreading through the counterculture. In the 1990s, this analog meme made its way to the offices of High Times, where editor Steve Bloom published a 420 flyer sourced from a Dead show, promoting the idea far and wide.

Initially useful as a code that signaled an interest in cannabis, “420-friendly” became accepted slang when searching for a roommate on Craigslist, popping up as a sly reference in movies including Pulp Fiction and Lost in Translation, where the clocks are set to this auspicious time. In the early 2000s, spontaneous smoke-outs on April 20 at 4:20 materialized on college campuses including University of Colorado Boulder and UC Santa Cruz, where the annual ritual has become one of the biggest headaches for administrators and a beloved tradition for students and locals.

Today, the mainstreaming of cannabis culture has transformed 4/20 into a day when everyone can kick back and roll up a jay, normalizing the practice of imbibing cannabis and providing an initiation opportunity for new users. Enormous events have capitalized on the notoriety of the day to throw cannabis-focused parties, protests and Snoop Dogg concerts, with more mainstream companies getting in on the festivities every year.

Beyond being simply an occasion to get high, 4/20 can also be adapted to suit your own purposes. Use it as a time to reconnect with old friends, see a concert, or simply meditate and focus on the feelings inspired by cannabis, including creativity, gratitude and relaxation. Let 4/20 inspire you to help legalize cannabis nationwide by engaging in political activism. You can join NORML, write a letter to someone in prison for weed, or donate to a worthy cannabis-related cause. While there’s nothing wrong with simply enjoying some quality cannabis, you can also use 4/20 to do more!

At KindPeoples, we’ll be spreading the 420 joy with our first fully legal sale event featuring live music, free tacos, a costume contest and killer deals from brands including California Bud Co., Jetty Extracts, Bloom Farms, O.pen Vape, Big Pete's Treats, Atlas Edibles, Kiva Confections and Plus Gummies. Get more information HERE and come on down!

12 Tips for Sprouting Cannabis Seeds

 It's time to sprout your legal cannabis plants and get growing for summer!

It's time to sprout your legal cannabis plants and get growing for summer!

Every tiny cannabis seed represents a potential pound of cannabis flowers or even more! It’s crazy to think that so much abundance springs forth from such a small thing. If you’re looking to grow your first legal cannabis plants this summer, get started now with a visit to the KindPeoples’ award-winning Genetics Department, where you can browse hundreds of strains in seed and clone form and pick the perfect plant to grow. Our helpful “Seed Finder” system allows you to filter our inventory by your preferences and select the right strain for your needs, microclimate and skill level.

Once you’ve found the plants you’re looking for, getting started with growing cannabis is easy! Simply follow these basic tips for germinating your seeds and planting them in soil.

Our Genetics manager Tommy shares his tips and tricks for getting all of your cannabis seeds to germinate, setting your garden on the path to a successful harvest!

 Mature, viable cannabis seeds have a "tiger stripe" on the sides. 

Mature, viable cannabis seeds have a "tiger stripe" on the sides. 

  1. Look for viable, plump seeds with a telltale “tiger stripe” on the side that indicates maturity. Larger seeds tend to yield more vigorous and hardy plants.

  2. Plant at least 12 seeds, knowing that 50% of them could turn out to be male plants, which you don’t want. Only female cannabis plants create the resinous flowers that we desire. Choose the most vigorous plants to keep and if you end up with more than 6 female plants, you can give them away, juice them or eat them in a salad for a burst of phytonutrition.

  3. Begin germinating by soaking a paper towel in water and lightly wringing it out. You want the towel to be thoroughly soaked but not dripping.

  4. Place your cannabis seeds on the paper towel, and fold it over the seeds. Place towel in a plastic bag. Exhale some air into the bag and seal it.

  5. Keep the seeds warm at 75 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit for a proper incubation time. Find a warm place on top of a fridge, on a sunny windowsill, or on a seed mat or heating pad. Within 48 hours a taproot will break through the seed casing. Plant your seeds in soil at the first sign of a taproot.

  6. Prepare a one-gallon pot with a light seedling soil mix.  Fox Farm Ocean Forest or Black Gold also work great If you’d like to add worm castings, you can do so in a ratio of 4 parts soil to one part worm castings.

  7. Water the soil before planting the seeds, getting it wet but not soaking.

  8. Using a chopstick, make a hole 1/2 - 3/4 inch below the surface, using rubber gloves very carefully place the seed in the hole taproot pointing down. Cover the seed with dirt.

  9. Avoid pouring water over the newly planted seed, since this can disturb its placement. You can carefully pour just 1 - 2 tablespoons of water over the top if desired. Place seeds under a good light source and keep them warm. After another 48 hours, a sprout should emerge!

  10. Maintain the seedlings in a sunny window, cold frame or greenhouse. As long as temperatures are between 60 - 80ºF, the seedlings will be fine. Dipping below 50ºF at night can slow growth, so you may want to bring the fragile plants inside in the evenings until they are hardier.

  11. Your juvenile plants will be fine in their 1 gallon pot for the next 4 - 5 weeks of growth. Water moderately every day until moist but not soaking.

  12. Spend time every day observing your plants, and this attentiveness is the best way to catch problems before they start.

 After 4 to 5 months, young plants are ready to be transplanted into bigger pots.

After 4 to 5 months, young plants are ready to be transplanted into bigger pots.

The most common reason for lack of germination is overwatering. Don’t let your seeds get too wet or they can drown, and don’t soak for too long or they will begin to rot. If the seeds haven't sprouted after 48 hours, let them go another day, but after 5 days the seed is most likely dead.

We’ll follow up with tips throughout the season aimed at helping you grow healthy happy plants!

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Stop by KindPeoples this Saturday, April 7 for a demo with Humboldt Seed Company, including a meet and greet with Don Carlos to celebrate the release of a new strain named for the reggae legend. Event is from 12 - 5pm at 140 Dubois Street with Don Carlos Meet & Greet from 2 - 3pm.

Happy planting!

 

 

How to Microdose with Cannabis

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Guiding new users through a first-time cannabis experience is an honor that comes with great responsibility. With many more “cannabis naive” people interested in trying edibles, vapor pens, pre-rolls or concentrates, it’s good to know how to advise your friends and family on enjoying these maiden voyages without being overwhelmed.

There’s a lot of fear that comes up when people consider trying something new, especially cannabis. There’s even a term for this—euphoranoia—coined to describe “the fear of getting high.” Fear of losing control or getting too high is natural, and shouldn’t be dismissed as a baseless concern. Everyone has a different endocannabinoid system, meaning that the effects felt by an individual when ingesting or inhaling cannabis can vary widely.

“Microdosing” is an approach to using cannabis that’s gaining traction in popular culture, and it basically means starting with a very small amount of cannabis and working your way up to a minimum effective dose, where effects are felt and enjoyed. Usually intended for edibles, a microdose of cannabis is generally considered to be from 1 - 5 milligrams of THC, with the state of California mandating a standard dose at 10 mg.

Edibles take up to two hours to be fully felt, and so microdosing has emerged as a safe way to start using these products, since their effects can be much more intense than smoking due to how the THC is processed in your liver.

Including CBD in a first-time experience is also helpful. This cannabinoid doesn’t make you feel high, but it does add relaxation and balance to the effects, making it appropriate for new users. Look for products with a 1:1 ratio of CBD to THC, meaning a small, equal dose of each cannabinoid will be delivered.

When inhaling cannabis, a vapor pen is a good way to titrate dose as well. Simply hit the vapor pen once or twice, and allow yourself 5 - 10 minutes to feel the effects.

Check out our favorite microdosed products available at KindPeoples, and experience the benefits of using small doses of THC.

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Plus Gummies

Gluten-free

5 mg of THC per piece / 100 mg THC per package

Housed in a small, discreet package, these artfully-crafted gummies are free of high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, artificial colors, and gluten. Made of beef gelatin, these gummies are not only kosher, but they also digest a bit slower, making for a more powerful, longer-lasting high. With THC and CBD options, and flavors like Sour Watermelon,  Blackberry & Lemon and Pineapple & Coconut, Plus Gummies are a delicious and healthy alternative to the average infused candy.

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Satori

Vegetarian, gluten-free

3 mg of THC per piece / 100 mg THC per package

Created with the utmost respect for sustainability and flavor, Satori chocolates are crafted by the master chocolatiers at TCHO using one of the world’s most highly sought-after cacaos, Cacao Fino de Aroma. They specialize in microdosed edibles that start at just 3 mg per piece, and feature delicious combinations like chocolate-covered strawberries and salted caramel almonds. Both THC and CBD options are available, making these candies a delectable choice for any manner of cannabis connoisseur!

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Fruit Sparks

Sugar-free, gluten-free, vegan, zero calories

5 mg THC per piece / 100 mg THC per bag

These hard candies come in fresh fruit flavors including Blue Raspberry, Green Apple and Watermelon, with a THC-only option containing 5 mg of THC per piece. Quite fast acting when absorbed sublingually, the result from consuming Fruit Sparks will feel closer to the experience you get from inhaling cannabis. A 1:1 THC:CBD option is also available in Mango and Strawberry flavors.

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Terra Bites

Gluten-free, vegetarian

5 mg THC per piece / 100 mg THC per tin

Best-selling Terra Bites come as either chocolate-covered blueberries or espresso beans. Using a traditional 24-hour panning process, dried blueberries or beans are dusted with cocoa powder and finished with a generous coating of delicious milk chocolate. With 5 mg of THC per bite, Terra offers dosing that is convenient and delicious. The reclosable container makes it easy to enjoy a little now, and with 100mg THC in each tin, a little later, too.

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Petra Mints

Sugar-free, gluten-free, vegan

2.5 mg THC per piece / 100 mg THC per tin

These delicious microdosed mints put you in control. Available in Moroccan Mint or Eucalyptus flavors, Petra has a refreshing taste that also gets you a little high! All Petra flavors are sugar free and contain the natural, plant-derived sweetener xylitol.

At 2.5 mg THC per mint, Petra gives you the ability to titrate your dose in precise increments, allowing you to integrate cannabis more easily into your active lifestyle.