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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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It’s Earth Day; We Need to Talk About Plastics

Happy Earth Day, Sespe Community! Let’s begin with a little history. After the celebration of that first Earth Day in 1970, President Richard Nixon established the Environmental Protection Agency and signed the Clean Air Act into law. It’s a reminder that we can accomplish big things when citizens stand together to demand a safe, healthy environment. Today, we have some real progress to celebrate. The state of California has reduced its carbon emissions to levels we haven’t seen since 1990, and we managed to hit our statewide goal four years ahead of schedule. We, of course, have much more to do. Climate change and environmental degradation present an existential threat to our way of life. But solutions are indeed within reach. As a business that sells plant medicine, we feel […]

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4/20 for Days!

We can’t wait to begin our yearly tribute to all things cannabis, so we’re starting the celebration early! Really there are great deals going on everyday here at Sespe but get ready to ROLL with the hot deals starting on 4/18 and running through 4/20, or when supplies run out. On Saturday 4/20 we will have DJ Kyle spinning the chill beats and we’ll have a super fun setup from our friends at Soiree Photo Booth from 12-5 pm sponsored by Bloom Farms, Chemistry, Emerald Sky Licorice, and Flow Kana. Grab some props and make funny faces with your friends, then enjoy a free printout and digital file to share with friends. If you’re here on 4/20 ask about the treasure chest! Our tips to get the most out of […]

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Sespe Spotlight: Artist Tobie Roach

Greetings Sespe Community, happy spring! Have you visited our Ojai storefront lately? Our dispensary will look like the spring season year-round thanks to new artwork by long-time Ventura artist Tobie Roach. Our front desk staff are now framed by a gorgeous representation of a budding cannabis sativa plant. As customers check in, they’ll also notice a painting of a THC molecule upon a background that almost appears to be tie-died. I had the opportunity to chat with Tobie about her process as she wrapped up 46 hours of painting. Both pieces began as watercolors, she said (check out her original designs below). Tobie faced the challenge of translating the two small water color samples she created into large, acrylic murals — something she was happy to undertake. “I usually paint […]

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Ventura is working on a cannabis delivery ordinance!

The Ventura City Council appears poised to approve an ordinance regulating cannabis deliveries… at some point. The Council voted unanimously Monday, March 4 directing Ventura city staff to draft guidelines governing legal cannabis deliveries in the city from licensed dispensaries like Sespe Creek. This is not a first. Back in November of 2017, the Council approved an ordinance that would allow for medical cannabis deliveries from licensed Ventura County vendors. Less than a month later, the Thomas Fire consumed more than a thousand local buildings — half of which were in the city of Ventura. Cannabis regulation-writing understandably did not move forward, and due to changes in state cannabis regulations since 2017, the Council has found itself in need of a new ordinance. One of our own employees, Ally, came […]

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