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Some Pig… Duped by Strain Bank of Los Angeles!

Sespe Creek ordered some clones from Strain Bank in Los Angeles that were advertised as Charlotte’s Web, a true hemp strain known to relieve epilepsy. We have a growing waiting list of patients waiting to get cuts of this plant from us, and lots of anticipation to finally carry this well-known therapeutic strain. But this is not at all what we were in fact sold, as documented by multiple plant leaf tests. Strain Bank advertises its genetics are “verified” and “authentic” but repeatedly refused our requests to see any prior verification. In our previous garden we grew Cannatonic, Canna-Tsunami and Sour Tsunami from seeds. Once the plants had reached a certain height we were advised by our lab that we could do leaf testing to determine which plants would have the most […]

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The Future of Concentrates

BHO, which stands for Butane Hash Oil, has been a controversial topic in the news. While it is certainly possible to use butane responsibly to produce a safe and solvent-free extract, that’s not always what happens — and at this point, the responsible thing for us to do is to phase out concentrates that are extracted with butane. By doing this, we’re embracing the changes we hope to see in the future as laws are rewritten and regulations put in place. It’s not the butane that’s the main problem here, it’s the people misusing it, and the damage those people do. As cannabis professionals, it is important to set a positive example and demonstrate that concentrates are a safe and effective form of medicine. If we don’t get out in front […]

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Saluting an Old Friend

We just realized that we’ve had Blue Maui (the strain formerly known as Elvis) on the menu for almost two years! Remembering how excited we were to discover this strain, and now it almost feels like we take our dear friend for granted. He’s always there for us, reliable and consistent, month in, month out, and it’s time to show our buddy some love. We’re doing that this weekend by lowering the donation to $15/gram, $45/eighth (the discounts go all the way to the ounce price, which will be $300 — but it’s this weekend only!). Blue Maui is fantastic against depression, and gives great relief from stress and pain while remaining upbeat and energetic. The donation goes back to the regular amount on Monday, so now’s the time to […]

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Five Strains under $200/oz (and one honorable mention)

It’s a great time for bargain-hunters, with FIVE strains currently priced at or under the $200/oz mark, and one at $205 — and this isn’t counting the two different types of shake (House, and Blue Maui) we have! We’ve even included two wallpaper-sized pictures for your enjoyment. Girl Scout Cookies $200/oz | 13.0% THC | 60/40 Sativa Dominant | Delicious! Lemon Meringue $150/oz | 8.75% THC | 60/40 Indica Dominant | Light and energizing! Cherry Pie $200/oz | 8.33% THC | 60/40 Indica Dominant Blackberry Outdoor ** **EDIT: ounces no longer available. | 16.53% THC | 70/30 Indica | POTENT! Blue Maui Popcorn $160/oz | 17.16% THC | 80/20 Sativa | Untrimmed, top-shelf potency Larry OG (honorable mention) $205/oz (so close!) | 13.04% THC | 70/30 Sativa | Sativa without […]

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Blue Maui (or, the strain formerly known as Elvis) — and more!

First, Happy New Year! Holiday hours are: closing early today at 4:20, and closed tomorrow, New Year’s Day. And now for the fun stuff! We wanted to share this absolutely glowing review of our exclusive Blue Maui (aka Elvis) from 420Times: Getting into these buds, you can see the beautiful frostiness of the blue dream genetics; you will also notice the bright orange and light greens. There are clear distinctions of both strains coming through by sight, smell and taste. The flavor is truly amazing; it is a full-bodied, smooth smoke with the sweet taste of tropical fruits, pineapple, and hints of blueberry. I also sense a pine note in there as well. Blue Maui is definitely the best of both families, creating the perfect sativa lover’s dream! The result […]

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Scam Alert!

One of our patients received a phone call recently from someone claiming to be a DEA agent. They told her that she’d ordered prescription drugs over the internet and had violated federal law, and attempted to get her to pay a “fine” to avoid being arrested. Luckily, she had the presence of mind to get ahold of an attorney right away, and found out it was a scam. Imagine how frightening such a phone call must be! The scammers recently called a local reporter’s wife, who was terrified. In any case, this is a widespread scam, happening all over the country. The DEA has even set up a page on their website to report any suspicious phone calls.  Keep in mind that actual Federal authorities are NEVER going to call […]

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Medical Marijuana’s Momentum

Momentum seems to be on the side of medical marijuana recently. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and the Justice Department announced that the federal government would stop focusing on prosecuting marijuana in states that have legalized its use August 29. The memo impacts the Nineteen states and the District of Columbia that have medical marijuana laws, as well as Colorado and Washington which legalized recreational use. The Justice Department will be working with the states to create regulations that reduce violations in eight areas such as preventing kids from obtaining marijuana and stopping drugged driving. The new direction from the Justice Department will also allow banks to work with marijuana businesses that operate within the regulations determined by the state and federal governments. The announcement came on the heels of […]

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Studying CBDs

While laboratory-based research is uncovering fascinating information about CBD, physicians want to know what patients are experiencing. Are the effects of CBD-rich cannabis and high-THC cannabis noticeably different?  If so, how? Patients, collectively, can provide the answers. Our friends at Project CBD have asked for our (and your) help — and it’ll only take 10 or 15 minutes of your time.  If you’ve used any of our CBD-dominant strains (Canna-Tsunami, Hash Tsunami, or Sour Tsunami, you are in possession of incredibly valuable data about your experiences with CBDs, and the Society of Cannabis Clinicians has put together a survey which they tell us is fairly straightforward and easy to complete. This survey requires that you have used a lab-analyzed strain, and we have submitted our test results to them. You’ll […]

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Vaporizing with an e-cig (Tincture Tank)

A few months ago, we had the chance to try out some e-cigarette type vaporizers with a medicated glycerine-based tincture in them. This intriguing method is significantly easier on the lungs than vaporizers that work by heating the plant matter to just under its combustion temperature, which can still be quite irritating to very sensitive lungs. As someone who physically cannot smoke or vape, I find that the e-cigarette is a pleasant and effective way of medicating throughout the day, and it has very little impact on my breathing. The only real challenge was figuring out what sort of e-cigarettes worked, what sort of liquid was needed, and how to get the liquid into the e-cig. There is an intimidating array of options out there, but after a bit of […]

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Memorial Day Jars for Veterans, and More New Strains!

As we head into the holiday weekend, we honor the Veterans who are still with us with a bonus jar (ask when you order, Veterans’ ID required), and all of our thanks and gratitude. [checklist] Herojuana OG is an Indica dominant hybrid that hits very quickly in the head, which can lead to euphoric giggles, and then melt into a body numbing, fuzzy high that’s long lasting and can lead to an easy nap. Sweet Relief tinctures now available in two High CBD/Low THC formulas. Look forward to an Indica formula in the coming days! Train Wreck – a classic flower! Complex with slightly sweet n’ sour aroma greets us when opening up the container. Flowers have a good density to them, but not overly hard. A slight squeeze will […]

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