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5 Reasons Our Community Loves Sespe Creek Collective

We are so grateful to our community for voting us Best Cannabis Dispensary for the third year in a row and Best CBD Retailer for the second year in a row as part of Ojai Valley News Best of Ojai 2020! Below are five reasons our customers rely on us and keep coming back for more! Our Knowledgeable and Friendly Staff For some customers, shopping for cannabis can intimidating and overwhelming. But thanks to our highly trained and knowledgeable budtenders, drivers and front office personnel, our customers feel confident and relaxed. That’s because our staff are trained to listen intently and discern what the unique needs are of each and every customer and offer consultations and product recommendations that will best meet those needs. 2. Multiple Convenient Ways to Shop If […]

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Microdosing Made Easy: dosist New 200 Dose Pods

If you don’t already know about dosist pens, they’re a great way to begin microdosing. Their technology controls airflow and heating so that you get the same 2.5mg dose every time. This smartpen measures a complete dose at three seconds and then automatically shuts off. It’s suggested to wait 15-20 minutes after taking the first dose and in order to decide if you want more to achieve your desired high. Their new 200 dose/500mg dosist formula pods are double the dosage of the original 100 dose pends and are interchangeable with the batteries so when you’re done with the pod you can dispose of it and keep the battery. The other great thing about these pens is that the Dose Controller (or battery) can be mixed and matched with any pod […]

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Getting Started with Cannabis Clones

Living in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, we are lucky to have a pretty ideal climate for growing cannabis. Although Sespe has carried a variety of seeds for years, we often get asked about carrying clones. We have finally found the right partner to supply us; we are excited to be an exclusive partner with Dark Heart Nursery to bring you stable, vigorous, prized genetics from award-winning breeders.  For those of you unfamiliar with growing cannabis, a clone is not a seedling. It is a rooted cutting that is an exact replica of its mother plant. Clones that are immediately ready to flower are, as the name implies, flowering clones. Those that require more time for its leaves, stems, and roots to grow strong are vegetative clones. Sespe Creek anticipates […]

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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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