That Legal Weed

Ever wonder what it’s like to buy legal weed in Nevada and Cali? Personally I had to find..and what I found out was…

It’s awesome! Literally like a dream come true! A potheads paradise! To tell you a little about it, I’m just going to answer the questions I’ve been getting here at home like:

Where did you buy the weed?What did you get? How much did it cost?

I bought everything from dispensaries. The 1st one that popped my cherry was Jenny’s in Las Vegas, Nevada. When you first walk in you give them your ID. An out of state ID is not an issue. While they verify it’s real you’re asked to sit on the couch and wait a few minutes.

Those few minutes I’ll never forget. We already know I’m not use to buying “legal” weed and usually this transaction is way more secretively handled, you know?!?! Not to mention I had eaten some THC gummies on the plane ride over a few hours earlier:

So while I’m sitting there waiting, I see a cop! And in my mind I’m thinking, “This is a set up!”

But then they called my name and I walk through the doors to the candy store! It was as if the gates of heaven had just opened before my eyes! They have everything!!

On this, my 1st experience, I picked up some White Widow, Purple Trainwreck, 6 pre-rolls and some Space Ghost live resin crystals:

All labeled telling you how much THC, CBD, who grew it, where, when and so much more! I love that part, being able to know exactly all the details about what your smoking.

The next morning, bright and early, was time to ride out for Cali while smoking on some Vegas White Widow:

There I went my favorite of all the dispensaries, One Love Beach Club in Long Beach, California. Where I got some Under Dog:

OG Crumble:

Some pre-rolls:

And my absolute favorite this Extreme-Lee live resin cartridge:

I did go to a few other dispensaries where I also picked up some Lucid Oils Dab Syrup , other weed strains, edibles and some shatter!

As for pricing and finding dispensaries in which ever parts of Nevada or California you might like to visit. I’ll say this, I spent on average around $80 at each stop. What I did, being a tourist out of my element, was I made an account with GreenRush and used my own promo code:

Which uses your location to tell you what’s in the area, where are the deals and it took $20 off my first order. I saved some cash and time by ordering online a few times. Other times, like my 1st time, I was just a walk-in and I do recommend being a walk-in a few times too because it’s an experience that I absolutely loved!

The entire trip was lit! If you haven’t visited a recreational state yet, you totally should. It’s so freeing of an experience and I just can’t wait for everybody to legalize nationwide!



For the Love of Weed

Whether it’s poolside, camped out by an exotic new beach in the Caribbean, or just grilling outside my own house I will be representin’ this summer and so should you! The more we rep our cannabis activist, supporter, user, and lover brand the more we normalize marijuana and the better our chance for legalization! Yes, we are telling on ourselves a bit, but who cares? It’s just weed.

Here are some my favorite weed lover accessories this year:

Cannabis Leaf Float

Nothing says Free the Leaf more than an actual weed leaf floating in the pool. Just love this float so much actually! Last year,  I was chasing my giant swan float up and down the beach all day. That mofo just doesn’t understand the “sit” command. And getting on…forget about it. I swallowed way to much water falling off of that swan.  But this year I’ll be sitting pretty in my marijuana leaf doughnut/tire style float. My favorite cause all you have to do it stick your butt in and you’re good to go. I picked up mine from Urban Outfitters for $50 bucks. (only available online)

Another less expense option on the floats that I saw while searching was this one in the link for under $30 with free shipping at Amazon.  But since it’s more of a raft I don’t really like it, can already see myself sliding off but to each his own and maybe it’s perfect for you.

Cannabis Leaf Nail Charms and Chokers

Much less out there than the in your face float, these nails charms still scream, “I’m a stoner.” And totally reps our cannabis activist goals! The chokers are super sexy too:

 

All from Bong Beauties. Where you can also find a ton of really cute apparel like weed leaf leggings, body suits and t-shirts. I know for a fact everybody loves it when I rock my nail charms on the gram but no apparel real compares to these..

Kush Aviators

From Spencers and at $12.99 I can’t think of a better way to catch some rays this summer. Well except for grilling out with a:

Marijuana Leaf Apron

Cause it’s not really a BBQ if there’s no weed right? So instead of rocking some food, fake abs or a dumb ass quote such as, “May the Fork be with You,” on your apron. Let’s grill and tell em’ what we’re really on. Which is relaxing with Mary Jane and grilling out in preparation for the munchies to come.  Highly (literally) recommend you order this from Amazon sooner than later because it’s an import so it takes a few weeks to deliver.

There are truly so many cute and fun ways to be representin’ if I missed any good ones let me know in the comments below. Hope you all have a litty summer and don’t forget to subscribe , follow and retweet so you and your stoner fam stay up  to date on all my shenanigans.

 

 

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?

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!

 

Dashcam and Waze App to Avoid Legal Ramifications

If you’ve been following me from my first post, Blazin in Jamaica, that wasn’t too long ago, then you already know that I have experienced some legal issues due to my being a weed connoisseur. And the truth is I’m always going to be a connoisseur however whether it’s medical or not, weed can get you in some jams but the best thing to do about being yourself is be your best self. And by best, I mean smartest.  I’m going to share my two best tips for covering your ass when comes to dealing with the cops.

First, I have my Dashcam, sold at many locations I picked mine up at Best Buy. Why a dash cam? Well here are some sad truths about law enforcement. They have protocols to follow, rules to enforce and a process that must be done a certain way in order to get a conviction. The number one thing to remember if you ever have to deal with the police is they are not your friend. This is just a job for them and their job is to convict.

Now here’s the catch. You were pulled over and were cooperative. Maybe you have a bag of weed in your car maybe you don’t? When asked if they can search your vehicle, as you have the right, you said no. Or you were searched with “probable cause” and it turns out you did have a bag of weed in your car, the cop is petty and wants to arrest you for a bag of weed and then you go to jail???

It’s very possible that you’re innocent. Even though cops might be portrayed as heroes to some they break laws all the time. What they write up in the report is what is considered to be true. When you go to court that cop is going to sit there with his shiny badge and say whatever he or she needs to say to match their report and close the case. And the saddest truth is you can be a perfect person, if what you say contradicts what the police said the judge will always side with the police unless you have evidence. That’s why you need a Dashcam.

It records visual and audio. It records forever, or at least it seems and when it does get full and nothing happened, you just delete and start all over in 3 easy steps. Which I’m not going over, once you have yours I’m sure there’s a 5-year-old out there that can help you out if you’re having any problems. Most importantly about the Dashcam is it does not lie.  Cops do. And that is why I highly recommend getting one because you never know who is going to pull you over and if you do meet an asshole cop, you need to protect yourself with your Dashcam evidence.

Next my second tip is the Waze app. Just like google maps in that it’s a GPS but with this one awesome feature. Waze is a community and other users can give you a heads up if they see police ahead. Likewise, you can also alert other users when you see them. The app will notify you when you’re within 2 miles of reported police.

Why do I like this app? Simple, because the best way to avoid legal ramifications is by avoiding police in general. Don’t give them an in. Wear your seat-belt, do the speed limit, follow the law. And we all know how to do it but let’s face it we don’t all the time. But with Waze we at least get a heads up and go into best behavior automatically. Great app, just love it!

The moral of the story here is it’s better to be safe than sorry. I personally wish I had a Dashcam through all of my police experiences in life. To say the least, I’ve met too many asshole petty cops in my life. And Waze helps me avoid them and my Dashcam helps me when I can’t. Oh and my grandfather said, just smoke it all so they don’t have any evidence on you, that helps too.

Think ahead be ready for anything and stay lit!!!

Smoking Weed in Jamaica

I’m superstitious by nature and from the moment I booked my trip to Jamaica my right foot was itching. Now according to superstition when your right foot itches it means you are about to embark on an adventure where you will be welcome. And from the second I landed in Jamaica I felt like I was home!

As I’m sure many of you can relate, where I live weed is something you hide. In fact, the most dangerous thing about weed is getting caught with it. I’ve actually been arrested for being a weed connoisseur.  All charges were dropped. But I still had to go to jail, bond out, pay for a lawyer, get my car out of the impound and here I sit with no criminal background but I’ve spent tons of money in my defense. So to say the least I worry at times about smoking weed in public. But that wasn’t even close to the case in Jamaica.

The second we walked out of the airport every Jamaican there offered us weed. At the hotel same story. Everyone from the bellboy, maintenance guys, security, bartenders, everyone has weed.To find weed was not a problem. Aside from being paradise it was real freedom. And that says a lot because I supposedly live in “the land of the free” …and have never felt free like I did in Jamaica.

In Jamaica every ting  was irie! We would sit poolside, smoking and security would come up to us and pound our fist and say “Respect mon.” We could smoke anywhere with no worries at all. You can even go on excursions to weed plantations, which was so cool:


While there I heard two different stories and one joke about how the weed situation works in Jamaica. The first story was that marijuana was legalized across the country in 2015. The other was the it was much more recently but even before it was completely legal it was treated legal, you weren’t going to get in trouble for a joint or anything like that.

 

The joke goes, all Jamaican citizens can walk around with an ounce legally. All tourist can have 2 ounces but only a Rasta can have 10.

The laws there I envy. Now the only problem was the quality of the cannabis. It took me back to the 90s. Stems, seeds, straight reggie.  I guess being a tourist doesn’t help (you know not knowing anybody and stuff) but it was hard to find high quality weed. The same is true in Puerto Rico and Punta Cana though. You have to go into La Perla in PR to find dro. They lack the resources but even so with the easy access and ready availability you just up your quantity and roll big fat Bob Marley joints and you get high!

On a little side note, while in Jamaica we befriended a couple from the UK. They say the weed situation is even worse there. The cops can pull you over, and like they do with the breathalyzer test here to see if your drunk. They have a roadside test there, but in the form of a mouth swab, to see if your high or have used cannabis recently. But if proven high, you only get a ticket. Crazy right? I thought it was interesting. They also said we need to go to Amsterdam. That there you are really free.

Maybe Amsterdam is my next trip. Or maybe just Vegas since it’s the 5th state to legalize but I had to write this just to express that I loved Jamaica. Before I left I googled how to find weed in Jamaica and all the blogs said you need to go to Kingston. And that it’s still illegal and that it’s really hush hush. Who knows maybe those people writing those blogs are lame and don’t know how to buy weed in their own block at home. Whatever the case, I figured I’d update the world on Jamaica. I was in Montego Bay. It’s not hush hush, it’s not illegal. And if you’re a stoner like me, you need to go to Jamaica, it’s like the weed capital of the Caribbean…yea…mon!