Category: Our Medicines

New: The Bloom Brand Strains

Live Resin portable vapes and darts from The Bloom Brand bridge the gap between flower and convenience. They contain no additives, no heavy metals, and a full profile of cannabinoids and terpenes for a true plant-to-pocket experience. Rooted in the industry for over a decade, the folks behind The Bloom Brand love nothing more than classic cannabis strains. But, they also enjoy getting creative and offering new strains for new types of highs, convenient for the cannabis connoisseur who is living life constantly on the move If you are craving convenient products that are essential to creating an uplifting experience, celebrating life’s small wins, and reclaiming the day, look no further! The Bloom Brand is an experience delivered in the most tasteful and practical way. Sespe is happy to announce, we now […]

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Kikoko Little Helpers Buzz

Feeling like you need a little boost to help you get through the day? Look no further than Kikoko’s Little Helpers. Each cannabis-infused mint contains 5 milligrams of THC and a daily dose of Vitamin D3 for immune-boosting and bone-building. These vegan, naturally sugar-free, and gluten-free mints are a healthy alternative to cannabis gummies. Watermelon and basil Buzz Little Helpers give most people a smooth high that’s perfect for social banter, hiking, or a night alone with ’70s rock. To try them is to love them. Another great thing about these mints is their transparency with ingredients used. Some key ingredients include: Black pepper extract- increases the bioavailability Beet- Natural Coloring Xylitol- Natural Sweetener Watermelon extract- Flavor/antioxidant Vanilla Extract- Natural flavoring Learn about more ingredients here Kikoko Buzz Botanicals are […]

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Cannabis Options for Pre-, Peri-, or Post-Menopausal Symptom Relief

Since the dawn of time, pre-, peri- and post-menopausal women have had to endure a spectrum of hormonal shifts ranging from the irritating to the debilitating. Often these changes bring bouts of pain, anxiety, sleeplessness, mood swings and more. To quell their symptoms, women traditionally have relied on nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), sleep aids and a good dose of tolerance.  While NSAIDs can be effective for decreasing symptoms aggravated by the prostaglandin —  an inflammatory enzyme that increases when progesterone decreases during menses — frequent, high dose use is known to adversely affect the gastrointestinal system and potentially the liver. This is one reason why women are exploring non-traditional options.  Lately, women are increasingly reporting that CBD and THC products are their best alternative for treating menstrual pain. A 2019 […]

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Cannabis and the Common Cold: Helpful or Hurtful?

We’ve all been there. One moment you’re feeling great, the next moment your energy’s zapped, you can’t breathe, your head’s pounding and your throat feels like sandpaper. Welcome to the cold and flu season. While plenty of rest and lots of fluids are a prescription as old as time, some people believe there’s a new over the counter (OTC) remedy to consider. It’s cannabis. But is it helpful or harmful? Let’s explore. On the positive side, cannabis contains cannabinoids and terpenoids, compounds that are purported to offer anti-inflammatory effects on the body, which may help to reduce inflamed sinuses, headache pressure and puffy eyes and face. Moreover, cannabis’ uplifting effects can lessen general aches and pains, which are common cold symptoms. However, cannabis opponents may be more likely to claim […]

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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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What is Delta-8?

You might be familiar with the two most present compounds in cannabis THC (aka delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (aka cannabidiol) while you might not have heard of Delta-8 THC. It’s been on researcher’s radar for years as one of the four most researched cannabinoids. Although Delta-8 is present in most cannabis plants, it isn’t as abundant as Delta-9 THC. But with advances in technology making it easier to isolate specific cannabinoids, Delta-8 has been getting a lot of press.  If you analyze and compare Delta-8 to THC’s chemical structure you’ll find that Delta-8 is very similar, with only a slight difference in the location of one double bond. It’s such a subtle difference you might miss it if you blink. “Delta” refers to the location of an atomic bond. On Delta-8 […]

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The Hemperor, Jack Herer

In these heady days of legalization and safe access, we must not forget the pioneers who helped get us here. Jack Herer is one such pioneer, whose 1984 book “The Emperor Wears No Clothes” (available to read online for free) is an authoritative history of hemp and cannabis, documenting the 10,000 year relationship humankind has had with this plant, and exposing the 20th century conspiracies and propaganda that resulted in the deadly prohibition that we are only now emerging from. As a veteran of the Korean War, Herer was one of the first veterans leading the fight to legalize cannabis, and took the fight all the way to President Reagan himself. Herer’s passion, dedication, and tireless activism were instrumental in the early days of California’s legalization movement. If you’re interested in learning […]

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Bathing in Cannabis

Far beyond a traditional topical and so different from an edible, cannabis baths are in a category by themselves. Immersible cannabis therapy delivers a powerful mind/body effect that brings countless benefits with little to no psychoactivity. Anyone who has used topical cannabis knows that this medicine is capable of exerting its effects directly on the body without first being processed through the system. The reason for this is that the skin is absolutely packed with cannabinoid receptors. CB1 and CB2 receptors are found in epidermal keratinocytes (90% of all skin cells), nerve fiber bundles, mast cells, macrophages, and the epithelial cells of hair follicles, sebocytes and sweat glands. In addition to this, recent research has revealed that multiple members of the transient receptor potential (TRP) ion channel family can act as […]

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