Free your Mind One Puff at a Time

Do you ever notice the littlest things when your high? Yesterday I saw my first butterfly of the year and if I wasn’t smoking I probably wouldn’t have seen it. It was sitting on the building next door and was of similar color. It got me thinking, what do butterflies do all day? You know besides fly and sit on things…I don’t know but I do know it’s very relaxing to smoke and watch the world around us. With the weather being nice now and summer coming soon I invite you to get outside and free your mind one puff at a time.

As for where, when and how? I’ve got a few suggestions :
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Hiking

And when I say hiking I do mean walking around and smoking a lot of weed in the woods. When hiking however one must come prepared. Have all your blunts or joints pre-rolled before you get there. Or at least before you get out the car because it can be windy and there is no greater cannabis crime than losing your weed. Bring snacks, sandwiches, water and bug spray. You don’t want to be 2 hours away from civilization with no food when the munchies kick in.  And you didn’t hear it here but get off the trails. I know, I know, they say you can’t, your not suppose to…blah blah blahh…get off the trails, just watch out for poison ivy. One of my favorite kick it spots involves jumping a fence hiking about a mile in from there to the top of this waterfall. And when I sit there and smoke with the sound of the water, the view that makes you feel like your on top of the world…that’s when you realize that it’s these little moments that we live for.

Jet Ski/Kayak/Boating

Water is just one of those things I love and combining it with my other love, Mary Jane, well that’s the best! Here’s the trick to this. In a boat or jet ski you’ll have a water tight stash spot somewhere by the steering wheel/handle usually.

In a kayak you won’t but either way I highly recommend putting your pre-rolled blunts/joints in a ziplock baggie. Then if you have the stash, put it in there too and if not just secure it in a pocket or in my case the inside lining of my bikini top. You don’t want your weed to get wet. Then get out there. Make some waves, circle around and hit those same waves you made. Trust me it is so fun! Then cut the engine. Just sit out there like a buoy and spark up. Your probably thinking why not just smoke on the beach? Well I’m not saying don’t do that too. But try this out, I’m not sure why but when you smoke on the water and you are swaying with the waves it feels like you’re on air.

Drive-In

There aren’t many left out there but they are out there. There is only one in my area. To find one in your area check out this directory where you can search by state: Drive in Movies.

So picture it. You and your significant other sitting in the car in the dark. The windows are tinted and you have some dank ass herb while watching a horror or two? What do you thinks gonna happen?

Truly it feels like you’re in a movie watching a movie hot boxing to the max. You can go in your PJ’s if you want. They sell the munchies right there or you can bring your own. I’m not sure if all drive-ins do it but mines shows two movies. It’s a private setting for the most part. They are always located in very dark areas so you can see the stars on the screen and in the sky. And maybe you get a little lucky too (if you know what I mean).

And last but not least…

Camping

There is no better why to connect with nature than going out to the middle of no where, lighting a campfire and smoking some ganja. Being off the grind, with no cell service, no neighbors, nothing except nature and all of it’s beauty is a perfect setting to inhale nature’s medicine, clear your mind and free your soul.

 

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Lead by Example: Healthy Smoking Habits for the Kids

The question isn’t will my kids smoke weed, it’s when and how? Because we all know it’s inevitable. My hope however is that the new generation strictly vapes. Because vaping is healthier. And we want the best for our kids don’t we?

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These are the facts, cannabis isn’t bad for you, it’s actually great and has lots of benefits. But the act of smoking is. When one smokes harsh toxins are released that can damage your lungs and cause cancer. Haven’t you ever felt like a blunt was harsh on you?

I’ve smoked a lot of blunts, and still do.  But I’ve switched to hemp wraps instead of tobacco blunts because all those Phillies, Swishers and Garcia Vegas were getting too harsh on my throat. Though I do see a significant difference with hemp wraps, there are motivating reasons for the new generation to want to vape instead of smoke:

  1. The cannabis oils and concentrates, which is what you’d vape, are stronger and more potent. Giving you that high feeling faster and more efficiently.
  2. There’s barely any odor which means vaping weed makes it less likely you’ll get caught.
  3. You don’t need a lighter meaning no risk of breathing in any butane or noxious gases from your lighter, starting a fire or worse yet someone stealing your lighter. (joking on that last part)
  4. Vape pens deliver clean vapor packed with THC eliminating the smoking risks.
  5. And you save money because vapes last much longer.

Vaping is the way to go for sure. But this how I see things going down with my kids. They are going to want to try smoking. Their mother is Smokette after all and they’ll probably try to smoke my stash.

My plan? To have plenty of hemp wraps to roll, hemp wick to light and vape pens to “smoke” right there along side my stash that definitely includes cannabis oils. Because we can’t control other people, not even our own kids, but we can lead by example, preach and share healthier pothead habits. And most importantly, love them no matter what.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the stoner mommies out there and as always stay lit!

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There’s Something About Mary in the Limelight

Is it how she makes you smile, her intoxicating scent or just how you feel when your together? What is it about Mary Jane? I swear I’m in love with her and as her popularity grows so is everyone else too!

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I don’t live in a recreational state yet. But things are changing and it’s mind blowing how fast it’s actually moving. How more and more people are giving Mary the thumbs up! Even my Dad, who believes a frying egg is your brain on pot, voted yes for recreational marijuana in our primary a few weeks ago. In fact, he was the one who told me about the vote in the first place. “You better go vote,” he said.  Of coarse I did and spread the word. I was even sending mass text messages the day of as a reminder:

Vote Yes 4 Weed!

Everybody pretty much said in their own words, “I got you! ” or “Most def.” Actually, I’m pretty sure more people voted yes on marijuana than actually voted for a governor. And it came as so surprise that the candidates that will be moving on through the election also support the legalization of marijuana. Which is so awesome!

It’s not exactly where we need to be yet. For example, on the day of the election the thought of standing outside the polling place for a few hours with signs and stickers did cross my mind. But then the thought of being harassed by the police and definitely searched.. and that the polling place was a school…then me with my track record.. It just wasn’t worth the risk.  But progress is progress and the vote passed with a YES!

Sooner or later we’ll get out of the nose bleed section:

Truth is, I like the nose bleed seats better because up there you can get away with things, like smoking a blunt. But once we go recreational I’m thinking I’ll be vaping right behind home base.

Don’t do what I do, they say I’m a bad influence and all, but already in the grocery store when that shopping cart road rage kicks in…I’ll sneak puff or two of my cannabis oil cartridge..lol! And man does it really chill me out! To the point where ramming the dumb ass who’s blocking the entire aisle while in la la land with absolutely no manners or concern for the rest of the world, doesn’t seem important anymore. That says a lot right there. Even though never have I actually rammed anyone with a shopping cart, well not on purpose anyway. To chill, hit a vape and remove the thought is a blessing. If we all just passed blunts (or vape pens) it’s possible we’d find world peace. No, I’m not running for Miss America, but maybe world peace can be a reality? And if is, trust me, it’ll all be thanks to Mary Jane!

Want to hear a crazy fact? Even evolution has naturally selected her to be our soul mate. For real, all creatures, except bugs, have an endocannabinoid system housed in their body. (That’s why I could get my dogs high.)

This system was first seen in sea squirts 600 million years ago.  The endocannabinoid system uses the cannabinoids in cannabis to give us that good high feeling, but the cultivation and preservation of the endocannabinoid system by the evolutionary process has nothing to do with weed. Evolution has selected the endocannabinoid system on it’s own. Which means cannabis must make living here on earth easier. Since that’s why life cultivates and retains all mutations. And it just so happens life has chosen weed! Which makes a lot of sense because there’s just something about Mary and she’s sparkling in the limelight right now!

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420 007 Style

Spring has sprung and 4/20 is right around the corner which means we’re going to start smoking outside, beach side, poolside and of coarse at all those rocking summer fests and concerts. Weed is legal in a lot of places now too! But we can still get into some trouble if caught smoking it in public so it’s time to go into stealth mode! Here are some of the sneakiest, most unidentifiable pipes and stashes on the market:
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The Danklet

My new favorite toy! Picked this one up at The Daily High Club. Looks like just an anklet, a must have at the beach for style purposes alone. But as your laying there catching some rays, listening to the sound of the waves crashing along the shore this little beauty can provide you with a smooth rip of our favorite girl, Mary, and no one would be the wiser. The metal part is the bowl. When wearing it, it can serve as a stash too. And you just roll the last bead back to find the mouth peace as seen here:

The danklet comes in 3 colors; red, white and black. It is hand-made from premium materials and for $8.99 it’s a steal! While your still at The Daily High Club you can also go pick yourself up a ….

Lighter Pick

With a built in odor and waterproof protective stash capable of holding 1/4 ounce of herb. It has a 2 inch retractable pick to clear out the one hitter that’s included. And on the bottom you can fit a mini bic lighter (not included)! It comes in green, black, pink, silver, blue or orange. The best part, it fits in your pocket! For me it’s a perfect all in one tool for an incognito sesh! Pick it up with the danklet at the club or directly from the source: Lighter Pick. The price ends up being about same so it’s really up to you where you’d like to buy it.

Lollipop Pipe

Also at The Daily High Club. This is just the cutest and makes me think of my grandfather who always told me to smoke all the weed so they have no evidence to used against you. Well this takes it one step further.  I can’t say I’ve tried it yet, but I fully intend to. It’s a fully functional pipe that you can eat when your done with it. Talk about leaving no evidence, pretty cool!

Hi-Liter Pipe

This ones not great for smoking on the down low but it is great at hiding in plain sight. Throw it in your car, purse, where ever. It’s got a great chance at not being detected as anything more than a simple highlighter. You can pick one up at The Pirate Girl Smoke Boutique and while you there grab yourself a lipstick pipe too:

Lipstick Pipe

Smoking this 2 inch discreet metal pipe can look like your simply reapplying some lipstick with the mouth piece being on the right end! They also have these at Smoke Day along with a bunch of other really nice pipes you might like checking out.

Eleaf Mini iStick

Love this one because it’s tiny. As you can see it fits in the palm of my hand. Really these cannabis oil cartridges have become a real stealth favorite for me. I have been at the grocery store shopping, secretly hitting my vape and no one has noticed.

YoCan Hive

However for true stealth my favorite is the YoCan Hive:

Because it completely hides the cartridge so you can’t see it. And you also have what I like to call deniability. “It’s an e-cigarette officer.”

For more tips on dealing with the cops check out one my favorite articles that I wrote back in June 2017, “ DashCam and Waze to Avoid Legal Ramifications.” I hope everyone goes out and enjoys the good weather this spring and summer to come. Smoke a lot of weed on 4/20, stay safe and as always stay lit!

 





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Weed and Yoga

Yoga for me is about healing.

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I was first introduced to yoga back in 2006. I was in a bad car accident and my chiropractor told me the pain was never going to go away unless I strengthen my back, and he recommended yoga to do so. And so I did and it did work!  It was a negative turned into a positive. I didn’t go into my first class a happy camper but I still go to class because I love it.

Yoga teaches you so much about yourself and how your body and breath are connected. It heals your body and mind. Similarly but also in a completely different way from Mary Jane. You have to do a lot more work when it comes to yoga. But when I’m “moody,” it probably means I’ve been away from my mat for too long or am in need of a blunt. Which is why it comes as no surprise that people are combining the two. I have for years (secretly of coarse) but then again I do almost everything a little stoned, you know…

Now weed and yoga is a trending topic. Lots of states are going recreational and me and hopefully you have our fingers crossed that in the near future the entire country will follow in suit. Regardless, right now in Venice, California you can go have a yoga sesh at a Lit Yoga class where you begin class with a tea and cannabis ritual.  In Aspen Canyon Ranch, Colorado you can go on a Ganja Yoga retreat. It’s such an exciting time to be alive!

With all that said here are my:  Tips when it comes to Weed and Yoga.

  • First, you must try it! It can even be your 1st class ever. Just make sure the class you pick matches your beginner-intermediate-advanced skill set. Because trust me, yoga is hard. And you will fall but that’s all part of the practice.
  • The strain you smoke should be sativa instead of an indica. You want to stay active. It’s called a yoga flow because you never stop moving, making a sativa strain best because it doesn’t cause that couch-lock effect that an indica strain will give you, leaving you feeling too stoned for yoga.
  • As for the class, sun salutations work great. And kind of make a lot of sense because who better to salute during a cannabis yoga class than the sun that helps the plants grow. Hmm.. maybe something to mediate on. Personally, Vinyasa is what I’m all about. Here’s one of my favorite flows that I wake and bake to often with Heather (check out her blog Dashworthy and show her some love too while your at):
  • Finally, your mind state. Yoga is all about connecting the mind and body so take it seriously. Come into it with an open mind, feel the effects of the cannabis flow through your blood stream with every breath. Respect, enjoy and embrace the experience.

Namaste.


 

 

 

 

 

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Damian Marley’s True Poetic Justice

Damian Marley knows how to send a message of true poetic justice. So many of us have been criminalized and prosecuted for cannabis possession, sale and “manufacturing” and some have even served time. Time because nature is being called illegal. And we know when that happens justice does not exist. But here’s a message from the youngest of Bob Marleys son’s :
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He has purchased the 77,000 square foot Claremont Custody Center, located in Coalinga, CA and has transformed it into a cannabis grow site in collaboration with Ocean Grown Extracts.

He said the marijuana facility would turn

“a negative place with a negative vibe into something positive”

Some real rehabilitation unlike what the prison was used for prior. For more on the grow facility visit The Guardian

In addition to his full-scale cannabis farm in California, Damian has also recently opened a 3,000 square foot dispensary called Stony Hill (named after this new album) in downtown Denver, Colorado (1269 Elati St, Denver, CO 80204 to be exact).

And has his own line of cannabis oil cartridges called Speak Life OG being sold at 99 High Tides and several other dispensaries.

Named after this new song off his Stony Hill album:

In all Damian Marley has done he is definitely Speaking Life! I pray we all take notes.

One Love.


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Stoners Guide to Valentines Day

  • Flowers, Chocolates, and Love are essentially the Valentine’s Day classics and with it just around the corner let me “ganga-fy” this holiday for you all:
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    Flowers-Give her the Flowers she REALLY Wants:

    Cannabis has got to be the sexiest flower and there are actually some strains that are known to improve your sex life.  For example, Girl Scout Cookies has a mood-boosting high that is known to cause arousal.  So if your on your fifth date with someone, looking to cook them a romantic candle lit dinner and have a great deep conversation. This strain will transport you somewhere hot and exotic. The perfect combination to take things to the next level, if you know what I mean.  (5 Cannabis Strains For 5 Specific Types of Sex)

    And how you wrap those flowers can be very important too! If your in the LA area I highly recommend stopping by the Hitman Coffee Shop, 659 South La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036 and grab your Valentine a heart shaped blunt by the infamous Weavers.

    The Hitman Coffee Shop will also be having a popup shop Feb 10-15th featuring artistic blunts, pendents, paintings, pipes and more. Maybe something to do on Valentine’s day or at least a great stop to pick up that heart blunt!

    Chocolate-Cannabis Infused Chocolate Covered Strawberries (or bananas work too):

    There’s not a girl in this world who doesn’t appreciate a man who cooks! And lucky for those who don’t cook, to make infused chocolate covered strawberries isn’t rocket science.

    First things first, you need to make some cannabis coconut oil. I recommend 1 cup coconut oil to 1 cup cannabis but you can add more cannabis to make it stronger or less for a lesser effect. Whatever you choose this is how to make it : (Directions complements of Leafly)

    Infused Oil Directions: (It’s like making cannabutter but with coconut oil)

    1. Grind the cannabis.  You can include the entire plant, just the flower, a little bit of both — this is all a matter of preference. Just keep in mind that anything small enough to fit through the strainer will end up in your finished product, so again, do not grind your cannabis to a fine powder.
    2. Combine coconut oil and cannabis in your double-boiler or slow cooker, and heat the two together on low or warm for a few hours. This allows for decarboxylation (activation of THC) without scorching (which destroys the active ingredients). Cooking can be done a variety of ways: in a slow cooker on low for 4-6 hours, stirring occasionally; in a double-boiler on low for at least 6 hours (8 is better), stirring occasionally; or in a simple saucepan on low for at least three hours, stirring frequently (a saucepan is most susceptible to scorching). In all cases, a small amount of water can be added to the mixture to help avoid burning. Note: whatever method you choose, temperature of the oil should not exceed 245°F.
    3. Strain and store the oil. Do not squeeze the cheesecloth; this will simply add more chlorophyll to your oil. All remaining plant material can be discarded or used in other dishes if you have the wherewithal. The oil’s shelf life is at least two months, and can be extended with refrigeration.

    On a side note here, once you have your oil you can use it for so many things. Even a lubricant in the bedroom, seriously!

    Chocolate Covered Strawberries Directions:

    But now back to the strawberries. The oil is the most time consuming part of this recipe.  Once you have your infused coconut oil all you need is some chocolate chips and some some strawberries.

    2 Steps left:

    1. Melt your chocolate chips and infused oil together. You can do stove top or microwave (I think stove top is better, but to each his own). Once melted let it sit til it reaches room temp.

    2. Dip the strawberries (or sliced bananas, I actually like those better) into the melted chocolate. And stick them in the frig.

    Alternative Option:

    You can go even simpler and make some Canna Lovers Popcorn to munch on for the “Nexflix and Chill” style date!

    Love-Setting the Mood :

    Finally the love. Just by remembering the day I’d say you pretty much got the love covered! What to do on the day, where’s it all going to go down?…well damn there are so many options. The classic dinner and a movie is always great ( just don’t go see the new fifty shades of grey, it sucks, they all suck) Laying outside looking up at the stars, classic romantic make out point stuff. Renting a hotel room, staying home?? It’s up to you. Like I said doing anything your pretty much good.

    But if your trying to go above and beyond when you do end up back indoors eventually, light up a terp infused candle. As I explained in my last post Entourage in Full Effect these candles magnify the therapeutic benefits of the cannabis, in other words they get you higher! And who doesn’t wanna do that?

    If you do a hotel or stay home, nothings sexier than a bubble bath for two and if you just happen to have yourself a CBD bath bomb that bubble bath can be oh so much better! With some intense relaxation that just melts all stress away.

    By now I’m sure we are getting the picture here? Infused strawberries (maybe with some champagne), Terpene infused candle lit CBD bubble baths, heart shaped blunts containing a strain known for arousal?? Yeah, your getting it. Do one of them, do them all, just do something, even if it’s nothing on my stoner guide. That’s all a girl really wants. And if your single? This advice is still good. There’s way more room in the bathtub when your alone and sharing is something I’ve never been good at anyway, so why do you have to be? Spoil yourself!

    Hope this post helps and you have yourselves a highly successful Valentines Day! ( Feb 14th)

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Entourage in Full Effect

Aromatherapy has been around for at least the past 6000 years. And as we know from my post, “There’s a lot more to Weed than just Smoking it,”there’s an aromatherapy aspect to cannabis thanks to the predominate terpenes in each strain. So what if you could light a terp infused candle the next time you light up for a sesh?
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Thanks to Kush Candles now you can!

Kush Candles were created with the cannabis community in mind. Each candle has a unique combination of essential oils and terpenes to truly capture the essence of each strain.

Terpenes are great for aromatherapy. For example, Myrcene, known to not only help the effects of THC take effect more quickly, but also allows your body to absorb more of it! Because the entourage effect magnifies the therapeutic benefits of the cannabis plant’s individual components so that the medicinal impact of the whole plant is greater than the sum of its parts.

Kush Candles are infused with the 4 most commonly found terpenes in cannabis:

Myrcenecloves myrcene

  • Aroma: earthy, musky, herbal
  • Effects: “couch-lock” effect, relaxing
  • Most commonly found terpene in cannabis
  • Lowers the blood to brain barrier. In the case of consuming cannabis, it allows the THC to take effect more quickly
  • Shown to increase the maximum saturation level of your CB1 receptor, leading to much stronger effects of THC.

Which can find in their Purple Haze or Maui Wowie candles.

Linalool

  • Aroma: sweet, floral, herbal
  • Effects: calming, relaxing
  • Used for centuries as a sleep aid
  • Lessens anxious emotions provoked by THC
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Can significantly reduce lung inflammation

Which you can find in their Blue Dream  or White Widow candles.

a-Pinene

  • Aroma: Pine, fir, earthy
  • Effects: alertness, memory-aid
  • Two types of Pinene (α-pinene and β-Pinene)
  • α-Pinene is the most widely found terpene in nature
  • Used for years as an anti-cancer agent in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Which you can find in their Lavender Jones or OG Kush candles.

Limonene

  • Aroma: strong citrus smell, like lemons and oranges,with notes of sweetness
  • Effects: energizing, uplift in mood and attitude
  • Highly absorbed through inhalation
  • Assists in the absorption of other terpenes

Which you can find in their Pineapple Express  or Peach OG candles.

And with Valentines day around the corner I couldn’t think of a better way to set the mood than with a terpene infused candle. You can find a great article for more information on terpenes here on Leafly.  But definitely put your order in with Kush Candles sooner than later because I ordered my white widow and grandaddy purp candles for Christmas and they did not arrive on time. Another option for terp candles comes from Hemper, their aroma candles collection is about to launch but you can order candles right now here from Hemper for just $9.99 which is cheaper than Kush Candles set at $14.99 (both plus shipping). Not sure how fast Hemper ships but I’d keep them in mind to reach an entourage in full effect.  Be sure to check out my Stoners Guide to Valentines day on February 1st here at Smokette.net!

And as always stay lit!



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Ocean Tokes: Seashell Pipes

All the little mermaids out there got gadgets and gizmos a-plenty, they’ve got whozits and whatzits galore, but natural seashells to smoke out of? There’s nine in total us real mermaids need to collect (sorry I couldn’t keep the song going lol):
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The Phantom

A beautiful choice for a beautiful soul. The Phantom is Ocean Tokes best selling piece that over 3,000 happy mermaids are happily using from coast to coast! It’s an authentic, ocean-grown white tibia sea shell hand crafted into a fully functional smoking pipe. And you will love it, I do! In fact I do so much that I’m going to bless one of my Instagram followers with one free as my 1k giveaway. To get in on my giveaway go to my Instagram @Smokette_

The Coral Reef

This beautiful piece of Fibonacci wonder is 100% Authentic Tibia Curta sea shell. Born on the sea floor, the delicious inner mollusk was consumed by locals of southern Asia and it’s discarded exoskeleton was sent to the US to be sustainably re-purposed and recycled. It is now a truly unique smoking pipe that I guarantee you will love – or your money back.

 

The Goddess

The most unique of OceanTokes collection, The Goddess originates in the waters of India and has an elegant tip extending away from the bowl for a truly unique experience. Holding the tip of the shell instead of clasping the bowl – it’s quite fancy.

The Ocean Beach

Named after Ocean Beach, San Diego, where OceanTokes was born, the OB is an authentic sea shell hand crafted into a beautiful, fully functional smoking pipe chillum, and is the perfect size for the nature-minded enthusiast.

The Barnacle

The Barnacle is the most durable pipe we offer! This palm sized shell has a naturally rough texture and lots of interesting knobs. It also has the most recognizable “bowl” shape of all OceanTokes shells. Perfect for taking hiking!

Take it to the beach for a nice walk or pack it up in the signature OceanTokes piece pouch and catch some waves. The Barnacle is durable, long-lasting and a perfect companion for all of life’s adventures.

The Driftwood

The Driftwood is the largest of Ocean Tokes smaller shell chillum collection – sometime as large as their full size pipes. It’s truly a beauty; an authentic earth toned Terebra shell hand crafted into a fully functional smoking chillum. This piece rivals glass hand chillums in both durability and smoothness.

The Cyclone

This small chillum Terebra has deep, earthy tones, and is the perfect size for the nature-minded enthusiast who desires a light snap from time to time.

The Tiger’s Eye

The Tiger’s Eye has a cool and smooth feel that’s as satisfying as the hit it offers. It will arrive at your door in a recycled paper mache box. Inside you’ll find a vial of authentic southern California beach sand, a natural linen piece pouch, and of course, your beautiful, ready to smoke Tiger’s Eye seashell pipe by OceanTokes.

And Finally….

The Sea King

The Sea King is the BIGGEST, BADDEST pipe that Ocean Tokes sells. They guarantee your jaw will drop. This thing deserves it’s name and is usually around 6-9 inches and weights close to a pound! A well deserved nickname for this beautiful shell.

It is a 100% authentic Terebra Maculata-Marlin Spike seashell and by far the largest of the OceanTokes collection. The members of this family (Terebridae) usually live in coral line sands in the Indo-Pacific region.

Buy 1, Buy 2, Buy all 9 but whatever you do, definitely use Promo Code Smokette at check out!! To save 15% off your entire order!

Remember not only are these shells beautiful but they go to a good cause too. Read: Save the Ocean Smoke a Shell , and as always stay Lit!

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Hollyweed is Finally Legal

As of January 1st the state of California is now the 6th state where you can buy and sell “legal” also known as recreational marijuana thanks to Proposition 64. But how “legal” is it really? How much more will you have to pay with the government taxes placed on cannabis? And what can you now do and not do with your “legal” marijuana?
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How legal is it?

The recreational use of marijuana is for adults aged 21 years or older, permitting smoking in a private home or at a business licensed for on-site marijuana consumption. Smoking is to remain illegal while driving a vehicle, anywhere smoking tobacco is, and in all public places. Up to 28.5 grams of marijuana and 8 grams of concentrated marijuana are legal to possess under this measure. However, possession on the grounds of a school, day care center, or youth center while children are present remains illegal. An individual is permitted to grow up to six plants within a private home as long as the area is locked and not visible from a public place. Prop 64

Taxes?

Here’s what your looking at in taxes:

 

This I personally predict will in fact cause 1 of two outcomes. 1 more people are going to get their MMJ card. How to do so is right here in one of my older post: Green Rush. 2 people are going to start down grading their weed. Top shelf will become a privilege because a 34.5% is no joke. Say top shelf cannabis goes for $40 (which is low balling) an 1/8, with the new taxes you’ll be looking at $53.80 at check out. Or everybody is going to just grow their own, which is now “legal.” Well, the first 6 plants are anyway.

What you can’t do:

The state has more than 1,300 pot dispensaries, but only 94 have been granted temporary licenses to sell marijuana for non-medical use. State rules dictate that these retailers will not be able to sell weed between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.

You cannot smoke in public places or in your car. Which is just another way for the cops to catch you with a DUI, so read this to save your ass with them: How to Avoid Legal Ramifications. And you must be 21 or older.

Penalties include: Individuals under age 18 convicted of marijuana use or possession are required to attend drug education or a counseling program and complete community service. Selling marijuana without a license is punishable by up to six months in a county jail, a fine up to $500, or both.

Cool new things you can do:

On the upside there are some cool things about “legal” weed like lit yoga! Lit Yoga Studios is LA’s first plant practice yoga studio and definitely something to check out! You must pre- register here: Lit Yoga

And if your in the Long Beach area, home to Snoop Dogg, you need to visit a Jack in the Box to try out a weed-themed- Merry Munchie Meal. The meal will only be available in Snoop Dogg’s hometown of Long Beach from January 18-25 and will include a half serving of curly fries and onion rings, two tacos, five mini churros, three crispy chicken strips and a small drink. For more details on that visit: here

There are going to be a lot of changes, good and bad, and it will take some time to adjust but if your looking for recreational cannabis in Cali head over to Green Rush and use promo code Smokette to save some cash on these new taxes.

Dispensaries on Green Rush Offering recreational weed:

City Store Name Address Phone Expected Opening Day
Ben Lomond Central Coast Wellness Center 7932 Highway 9 (831) 704-7340 Jan 1
Ben Lomond Redwood Coast Collective 10090 Highway 9 (831) 336-8795 Jan 1, 10am
Berkeley Berkeley Patients Group 2366 San Pablo Ave (510) 540-6013 Jan 1, 6am
Berkeley CBCB 3033 Shattuck Ave (510) 849-4201 Jan 1, 9am
Boulder Creek Creekside Wellness 12603 Highway 9 (831) 338-3840 Jan 1
Carmel Big Sur Cannabotanicals 26352 Carmel Rancho Lane
Castroville Higher Level of Care 10665 Merritt Street (831) 453-7180 Jan 1
Cathedral City Atomic Budz 68415 Perez Road, Suite A Jan 2
Cathedral City Cathedral City Care Collective 36633 Cathedral Canyon Drive (760) 832-6417 Jan 1
Cathedral City Cathedral City Care Collective North 28201 Date Palm Drive (760) 832-6417 Jan 1
Cathedral City CC Releaf 68444 Perez Road, Suite H (710) 615-5225 Jan 1
Cathedral City Green Cross Pharma 68730 Summit Drive (760) 832-7194 Jan 1
Cathedral City HOTN Cultivation Co. 68945 Vista Chino (760) 832-7614 Jan 1
Cathedral City Mother Earth’s Farmacy 36633 Cathedral Canyon Drive (760) 832-8348 Jan 1
Cathedral City No Wait Meds 68860 Ramon Road (760) 333-1338 Jan 1
Cathedral City Omega Group 6803 Ramod Road #103 (818) 281-7080 Jan 1
Cathedral City P&S Ventures 36380 Bankside Drive Jan 1
Cathedral City West Coast Cannabis Club 68828 Ramon Road (760) 689-2582 Jan 1
Cotati Mercy Wellness 7950 Redwood Drive, Suite 8 (707) 795-1600 Jan 2, 10am
Del Rey Oaks (Monterey) Monterey Bay Alternative Medicine 800 Portola Drive (831) 393-2500 Jan 1
Desert Hot Springs Deserts Finest 12106 Palm Drive (833) GET-KUSH Jan 1
Desert Hot Springs Green Pearl 64949 Mission Lakes Boulevard (760) 894-3146 Jan 1
Hayward Garden of Eden 21227 Foothill Blvd Jan 1
Emeryville East Bay Therapeutics 3620 San Pablo Ave
Eureka Ecocann 306 F Street (707) 572-0850 Jan 1
Eureka Humboldt County Collective 1670 Myrtle Ave, Suite B (707) 442-2420 Jan 2
Hopland Emerald Pharms 13771 S. Highway 101 (707) 669-4819 Jan 1, 10am
Los Gatos Santa Cruz Mountain Herbs 22990 Highway 17 (408) 353-1717 Jan 1, 11am
Mendocino Sol de Mendocino / Love In It 10470 Lansing Street (707) 937-3123 Jan 1, 11am
Modesto The Genezen Project 485 Bitritto Way Unknown
Mount Shasta The Cypress Group 407 Berry Street Jan 1
Mount Shasta Elevate Shasta Wellness 401 Berry Street (949) 212-0055 Jan 1
Mount Shasta Mount Shasta Patients Collective 408 South Mt. Shasta Blvd. (530) 926-6337 Jan 1
Oakland Blum Oakland 578 West Grand Ave (510) 338-3632 Jan 1, 10am
Oakland Harborside Health Center 1840 Embarcadero (888) 994-2726 Jan 1, 6am
Oakland Purple Heart 415 4th Street (510) 625-7877 Jan 1
Palm Springs Palm Springs Safe Access 1247 Gene Autry Trail Jan 1
Palm Springs Desert Organic Solutions 19486 Newhall Street (760) 288-4000 Jan 1, 9am
Richmond Holistic Healing Collective 155501 San Pablo Ave (510) 275-3365 Jan 1, 10am
Rio Vista Delta Roots Collective 21 Richard Brann Drive Unknown
Rio Vista Rio Vista Farms 11 Richard Brann Drive (833) 424-4283 Unknown
Riverbank Pacafi Cooperative 2213 Patterson Road Unknown
Sacramento Abatin Wellness Center 2100 29th Street Jan 1
Sacramento Alpine Alternative 8112 Alpine Avenue Jan 1
Sacramento Alternative Medical Center 1220 Blumenfeld Drive Jan 1
Sacramento All About Wellness 1900 19th Street (916) 454-4327 Jan 1
Sacramento Golden Health & Wellness 1115 Fee Drive Jan 1
Sacramento Horizon Collective 3600 Power Inn Road (916) 455-1931 Jan 1
Sacramento Greendoor Metro 6492 Florin Perkins Road (916) 382-9766 Jan 1, 10am
Sacramento River City Phoenix 1508 El Camino Ave Jan 1
Sacramento Northstar Holistic 1236 C Street (916) 476-4344 Jan 1
Sacramento Sacramento Community Cannabis 2831 Fruitridge Road, Suite E Jan 1
Sacramento A Therapeutic Alternative 3015 H Street (916) 400-3095 Jan 1, 9am
Sacramento Valley Health Options 1421 Auburn Blvd Jan 1
Salinas East of Eden 514 Work Street
Salinas Emerald Skyway 1610 Moffett Street, Suite A Jan 2
San Diego Emerald Courtyard 3455 Camino Del Rio S
San Diego THCSD 3703 Camino Del Rio Street (858) 324-2420 Jan 1
San Diego A Green Alternative Cooperative 2335 Roll Drive (844) 665-0420 Jan 1
San Diego Mankind Cooperative 7128 Miramar Road (858) 247-0953 Jan 1
San Diego Golden State Greens Point Loma 3452 Hancock (619) 268-8035 Jan 1
San Diego Southwest Patient Group 658 San Ysidro Blvd (619) 663-6337 Jan 3, 8am
San Diego Torrey Holistics 10671 Roselle St (858) 558-1420 Jan 1
San Diego Urbn Leaf 1028 Buenos Ave (619) 275-2235 Jan 1
San Jose Airfield Supply Co. 1190 Coleman Ave (408) 320-0230 Jan 1, 9am
San Jose Buddy’s Cannabis 1075 N. 10th Street (408) 298-8837 Jan 1, 9am
San Jose CA Collective 210 Phelan Avenue (408) 809-4301 Jan 1, 9am
San Jose Caliva 1695 South 7th St (408) 297-2615 Jan 1, 9am
San Jose Canna Culture Collective 3591 Charter Park Drive (408) 264-7877 Jan 1, 9am
San Jose Elemental Wellness 985 Timothy Drive (408) 433-3344 Jan 1, 9am
San Jose Harborside Health Center 1365 North 10th St (888) 994-2726 Jan 1, 9am
San Jose Natural Herbal Pain Relief 2121 South 10th St (408) 283-9333 Jan 1
San Jose Purple Lotus 752 Commercial St (408) 456-0420 Jan 1, 9am
San Jose Theraleaf 1014 Timothy Drive Jan 1, 9am
San Jose White Fire 111 Old Tully Road (408) 564-4512 Jan 1, 9am
Santa Ana 10 Spot Collective 3242 S. Halladay Street (800) 836-7768 Jan 2
Santa Ana 55 OC Collective 2911 Tech Center Drive
Santa Ana Bud and Bloom 1327 St. Gertrude Place (714) 576-2150 Jan 2
Santa Ana Cookies OC 2400 Pullman Street, Unit B Jan 1
Santa Ana 420 Central 420 Central Avenue (714) 540-4420 Jan 1, 7am
Santa Ana Evergreen 1320 E Edinger Ave (714) 486-1806 Jan 2
Santa Ana From The Earth 3023 South Orange Avenue (657) 444-7336 Jan 1, 7am
Santa Ana Green Rose Green Leaf 1325 St. Andrew Place Jan 1
Santa Ana MedMen OC 2141 Wright Street (714) 515-8506 Jan 1, 7am
Santa Ana New Generation 3700 W. Segerstrom Ave (657) 900-8200 Jan 3, 7am
Santa Ana OC3 3122 Halladay Street (714) 754-1348 Jan 1
Santa Ana People’s OC 2721 Grand Avenue (714) 582-3446 Jan 1, 8am
Santa Ana ShowGrow Santa Ana 1625 E St. Gertrude Place (949) 565-4769 Jan 1, 7am
Santa Ana Super Clinik 2525 South Birch Street (714) 557-2050 Jan 3
Santa Cruz CannaCruz 115 Limekiln St (831-420-DABS Jan 1
Santa Cruz KindPeoples 140 Dubois (831) 824-6200 Jan 1, 7am
Santa Cruz Capitola Healing Association 3088 Winkle Ave (831) 475-5506 Jan 1
Santa Cruz KindPeoples 3600 Soquel Ave (831) 471-8562 Jan 1
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz Veterans Alliance 2827 Rodeo Gulch Rd (831) 431-6347 Jan 1
Santa Cruz/Aptos Santa Cruz Naturals 9077 Soquel Drive (831) 688-7266 Jan 1
Santa Cruz/Soquel Therapeutic Healthcare Collective 5011 Soquel Drive (831) 713-5641 Jan 1
Santa Cruz/Soquel Treehouse 3651 Soquel Drive (831) 471-8289 Jan 1
Sebastopol Solful 785 Gravenstein Hwy S (707) 596-9040 Jan 1
Sebastopol Sparc Sebastopol 6771 Sebastopol Ave (707) 823-4206 Jan 1, 10:30am
Shasta Lake 530 Cannabis 1550 Locust Ave (530) 275-0420 Jan 1
Shasta Lake Leave It To Nature 5340 Shasta Dave Blvd (530) 691-7199
Shasta Lake The Queen of Dragons 5044 Shasta Dam Blvd (530) 276-9771 Jan 1
Ukiah Kure Wellness 800 Lake Mendocino (707) 621-5390 Jan 1
Ukiah Revolution Emporium 3081 North State Street (707) 484-0248 Jan 1
West Hollywood (Los Angeles) AHHS 7828 Santa Monica Blvd (323) 654-8792 Jan 2
West Hollywood (Los Angeles) LAPCG 7213 Santa Monica Blvd (323) 882-6033 Jan 2
West Hollywood (Los Angeles) MedMen WeHo 8208 Santa Monica Blvd (323) 848-7981 Jan 2
West Hollywood (Los Angeles) Zen Healing West Hollywood 8464 Santa Monica Blvd (323) 656-6666 Jan 2
West Hollywood (Los Angeles) Zen Healing Collective 8464 Santa Monica Blvd Jan 2
Woodlake Valley Pure 132 Valencia Blvd Jan 1

And as always stay lit!

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