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A Very Sespe Thanksgiving

Happy Holidays, Sespe Community! We know this month can be a little stressful. Don’t fear: we have you covered. Our team put together a list of our favorite discrete cannabis products, all known for their calming effects. And guess what? A lot of them are on sale. 1. Sip a cup of cannabis-infused tea with honey. The chilly holiday weather provides a great excuse to try out Kikoko’s Positivi-tea, which comes with 10 mg of THC and 5 mg of CBD per cup. Note: If you’re brand new to cannabis, 10 mg of THC may be a bit much, so slip slowly! Hot tips: individual packets of Positivi-tea are 50% off at Sespe through 11/27, and beginning 11/27 (Green Wednesday) Kikoko’s signature cannabis-infused manuka honey will be 25% off — […]

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Celebrating Legalization with a Special Guest

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been three years since California voters went to the polls to voice their support for legal, accessible cannabis. The vote on Nov. 8, 2016 cleared the way for Sespe Creek’s opening one year later, as Ventura County’s first-ever permitted cannabis dispensary. We celebrated our two-year anniversary last week with a very special visitor: our Congresswoman, U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley! It was an honor to share our work with our representative in Congress, and we’re delighted to have an advocate in D.C. We’ve made so much progress for our patients in the past three years, and it’s important to reflect on how far we’ve come — and the work left to do. November 8 is the anniversary of legalization in California —  but here at […]

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Self Care with CBD: The Honeyshot Antioxidant Glow Facial

Happy fall, Sespe Community! The transition into a chillier season is a great time to think about self care. Today, I’d like to introduce you to another of our incredible vendors: Kikoko — a woman-owned California cannabis business that creates cannabis-infused honey and teas. Kikoko shared a recipe for an at-home facial using one of their CBD-infused honey products, so, as your resident cannabis and skincare enthusiast I had to give it a try! Here’s Kikoko’s recipe and instructions for their Honeyshot Antioxidant Glow facial: Manuka honey has powerful antibacterial and antioxidant benefits. The brightening power of lemon juice and the calming effects of fresh lavender reveal smooth, glowing skin. INGREDIENTS Freshly squeezed juice from a lemon (Sespe tip: use no more than a tablespoon of lemon juice) 1 tbsp […]

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Vaping: The Information You Need

Sespe Community, We understand that many are concerned about the safety of vaping products following news reports of a vaping-related illness. We want to take a moment to get you up-to-date on the news, as well as assure you that we only work with manufacturers with the highest quality standards.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has advised that folks who use vaping products, “should not buy these products (e.g., e-cigarette or vaping products with THC, other cannabinoids) off the street, and should not modify or add any substances to these products that are not intended by the manufacturer.” The State of California offered similar advice: “Cannabis products sold by licensed retailers must comply with strict state testing standards to ensure that they are produced safely, properly […]

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An Appetite-Suppressing Cannabinoid?

Sespe Creek is proud to be one of just twelve dispensaries across California offering Flow Kana’s limited edition Pink Boost Goddess — a THCV-rich indica hybrid strain grown by Emerald Spirit Botanicals in Mendocino County. What’s THCV? I had the same question. It’s a cannabinoid that is closely related to THC, and is primarily found in North African cannabis — think Durban Poison. According to Flow Kana, THCV is anecdotally known for anxiety-reducing, appetite-suppressing, and general relaxed effects. Interestingly, THCV usually appears in sativa strains, but Pink Boost Goddess is one of the rare indica-leaning strains.  Leafly put together a helpful guide to THCV: ongoing research indicates that in addition to being an appetite suppressant, this cannabinoid may help reduce anxiety, and may be helpful in treating Alzheimers, Diabetes and […]

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Sespe Pairing: Acapulco Gold + Baby Boomers

Greetings, Sespe Creek Community! We’re back with another pairing suggestion for you — one that I can (almost) guarantee will lead to stimulating conversation and multi-generational bonding. I personally heard the legend of Acapulco Gold a few years back — during a conversation at Ojai’s Rancho Inn. The strain remained an intriguing mystery until I saw it for sale at Sespe Creek. Of course, I had to purchase it. Henry’s Original offers pre-rolls of Acapulco Gold, sold as singles and in a four-pack. It’s a lovely, energizing sativa strain with approximately 17 percent THC.  I happened to pull my Henry’s Original pre-roll out of my purse while visiting with two members of the Baby Boomer generation (I’m a millennial myself), both of whom exclaimed, “Acapulco Gold?! I remember this from […]

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Weed & Waste: A second life with succulents

Weed and waste have been a prevalent hot topic as of late. We’re always looking for ways to “go green” and reduce the amount of waste that cannabis manufacturing can and does produce.  The harrowing reality of the cannabis industry’s carbon footprint can’t be ignored. One of our loyal customers is doing her part to reduce, recycle and reuse her accumulating glass cannabis jars. You know those glass jars your grams come in, that are piling up at home? Local artist Hope Henniger saw an opportunity to create “green” art so to speak. “Potted with Love” was created with the simple idea to creatively reuse glass dispensary jars.  Henniger appreciated the design and usefulness of the containers and knew they could have a second life as small succulent pots. She’s […]

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Let’s Bake!

Here’s a truth: there are few treats more delightful than a cannabis-infused baked good. And with Heavenly Sweet’s cannabis-infused butter, cannabis baking is easier than ever. We carry two types of Heavenly Sweet butter: a four ounce container containing 1000 m.g. of THC and a four ounce container containing 2000 m.g. (only available for medical users). I picked up the 1000 m.g. container of butter from Sespe and headed to the grocery store for my baking supplies. I’m a big fan of chocolate and cranberries (who isn’t?), and admit I based my recipe off one I found on the back of my cranberry package. Readers should feel free to substitute their favorite sweets for mine — tell us about your recipes in the comments! Cannabis baking does require a bit […]

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What’s the Deal with Cannabis Taxes?

Greetings Sespe Community! We have a policy update for you. Bear with us, this is important — we’re talking about YOUR money and OUR viability as a small business. May 14, the Ojai City Council discussed the potential for a special tax of up to 10 percent on cannabis business’ gross receipts. The matter will be presented to City voters (approximately 5,000 registered voters as of 2016) in 2020. We’re happy to pay our fair share, and it’s important to note the degree to which cannabis businesses are already taxed by the state of California. Let’s use the example of a cannabis retail business and a retail business that sells a separate consumer good — let’s say ice cream. Both businesses, in our example, have $500,000 in annual gross profits. […]

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mom always takes care of you, this time it’s your turn! Here’s a short list of things we think your mom would love. Not sure what she’d like? We sell gift cards! And, don’t forget Grandma! Kikoko: Taste of tea Kikoko makes organic cannabis-infused herbal teas formulated to help with sleep, mood, pain, sex, and everyday wellness. The Taste of Tea 4-pack allows Mom to try all 4 formulas! Enjoy 10% off ALL Kikoko products 5/10/19 – 5/12/19 in celebration of Mothers Day, while supplies last! HONEY POT: CANNABIS INFUSED BODY LOTION Honey Pot’s topicals are made with natural ingredients to make your bare skin feel great while providing relieving cannabis. Available in 8 oz or 2 oz. The perfect gift if Mom needs to moisturize on Mother’s Day. Honey […]

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