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Sespe Creek Collective Helps Patients Save Nearly $15,000

Since the revival of its Compassionate Care program in January 2019, Sespe Creek Collective (SCC) has saved its qualifying members nearly $15,000 in free or discounted product. And with recent changes to federal legislation, Ventura County’s leading medical and adult-use dispensary and delivery service hopes to expand the program. “We’re an essential business for a reason,” noted Chelsea Sutula, Sespe Creek Collective CEO. “With Covid-19, not only are our Compassionate Care patients more vulnerable due to pre-existing conditions, they’re now facing added financial hardship. We’re grateful and humbled that we can give qualifying patients access to affordable or free medicine through this program.” With the passage of Senate Bill (SB) 34, Sespe Creek Collective is now able to expand its Compassionate Care Program to provide up to $250 in free […]

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Meet our 4/20 T-shirt Design Contest Winner Tory Elena

Congratulations to Tory Elena, our winner of the Sespe Creek Collective 4/20 Limited Edition T-shirt Design contest. We had a chance to catch up with Tory and learn about her artistry and appreciation for Sespe Creek Collective and medicinal cannabis. Q. What is your background in art? I consider myself more of an illustrator/painter than a graphic designer. I’ve been drawing for as long as I can remember. I’d disappear into my room or back yard as a kid and make art for hours. When I was little, I just liked the feeling of getting totally lost in my imagination. I continued to explore that meditative process until it became a large part of my daily life. I’m primarily self-taught. I quit college after a year and decided to rent […]

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Sespe Creek Coronavirus Policy Update

**Update: We are able to offer low-touch curbside pickup as an immediate precaution to minimize social contact. Please join as a member and place an online order for pickup to take advantage of this service. The debit card reader will still work in the parking lot; for cash purchases, exact change will be appreciated. ** Dear Sespe Creek family,  We understand you may have many concerns and questions regarding the unfolding situation with the novel coronavirus also known as COVID-19. As of March 13, Ventura County health officials declared a local health emergency due to one confirmed and one presumptive case.  Like you, we’re taking this situation very seriously and are closely monitoring changes as they unfold. Sespe Creek is dedicated to providing continued access to cannabis for all and […]

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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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Get to Know our CEO, Chelsea Sutula

There’s an old adage that says: The road to hell is paved with good intentions. For Chelsea Sutula, CEO of the Sespe Creek Collective, this statement has never rung truer. Following a devastating arrest, seizure of business and personal assets including her pets, and a long-fought legal battle that ended in complete exoneration, Chelsea knows first-hand that despite her best intentions to bring cannabis to the masses, her journey has been fraught with challenges. Fortunately, today Chelsea’s business is thriving and she’s finally able to grow her business unencumbered. Recently, in an intimate interview with the hosts of the Topa Talk podcast, Chelsea shared some of the trials and tribulations associated with being a female dispensary owner and the first Ventura County dispensary to become licensed for adult-use cannabis. Chelsea […]

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Sespe Says No Price Increase Despite New State Tax

Happy 2020, Sespe Community! We’re so grateful for the support we’ve received from the community during our first two years in business, making us one of Ventura County’s favorite dispensaries. And we want to say thank you.  So here’s the good news: Sespe Creek CEO Chelsea Sutula has pledged that while the state of California has increased the amount of excise tax cannabis retailers must pay for licensed cannabis products, Sespe Creek will not be raising prices in response. The advertised price on Sespe’s menu includes all taxes and will remain unchanged despite the state’s determination to squeeze even more out of cannabis consumer’s wallets. The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDFTA) evaluates the tax markup rate on cannabis every six months. Based on CDFTA analysis, effective January […]

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Gifts for the Cannabis Aficionados in your Life

Season’s Greetings, Sespe Community! We’re closing in on the holidays and we have exactly the gift ideas — and special deals! — you’re looking for, for the cannabis aficionados in your life. 1. A Lowell’s Stocking. Lowell’s makes some of the most popular cannabis pre-rolls in all of California. Treat someone you love to a Lowell’s stocking, filled with a pack of eight Zen Hybrid pre-rolls, a keepsake pre-roll container, matches and more!  2. A Personalized Pack of Lowell’s Pre-Rolls. Don’t need a stocking? No worries. Lowell’s is also selling individual packs of sativa hybrid holiday pre-rolls. Stock by Sespe Dec. 14 (11:30 – 4 p.m.) to get your pack personalized!  If you’re on a tight budget, we have plenty of single Lowell’s “Holiday Sativa” pre-rolls for sale. 3. Camino […]

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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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