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Cannabis City New Location Update

Cannabis City’s new location and Cannabis Cultural Center are coming along great and expected to open in Spring 2021. Below are pictures of our progress on the new space, and stay tuned for everything to come!

Cannabis is Coming Up in 2021

2021 is already looking up compared to 2020, but even more so in the Cannabis industry. 2020 brought about the opportunity for Cannabis to take the stage as an essential business. People are beginning to realize the many benefits legal Cannabis offers. The growing industry has created over 300,000 full-time equivalent jobs nationwide, 77,300 of which were added in the last year alone. Washington state accounts for almost 20,000 of those jobs. Washington state’s marijuana tax income for the 2019 fiscal year was $395.5 million. This makes marijuana excise taxes the fastest-growing component of the state’s general and selective sales tax revenue streams, according to a study from WSU. 

On February 15, Washington state lawmakers advanced Cannabis even more, when a panel of lawmakers voted to decriminalize it for personal use. This vote marked the first time a panel of lawmakers in any U.S. state has voted to remove criminal penalties for possession of all drugs. Another advancement on the way is Washington State House Bill 1019, which is gaining momentum and would allow anyone over 21 to grow up to 6 plants. 

But Washington isn’t the only state in which Cannabis is coming up. Many other states are following suit, and the federal government doesn’t appear to be far behind. Three Democratic senators have announced they will introduce legislation this year to remove marijuana from a nationwide list of prohibited drugs. If this passed, it would make it legal for all adults in the United States to use marijuana recreationally. 

2021 also marks the year of the first Cannabis Cultural Center in the state of Washington. Stay tuned for more information on the grand opening, and be sure to stop in to learn more about Cannabis, the history of Cannabis, and how it continues to be a growing trend nationwide.

Sources

Senate Democrats Plan on Moving to Legalize Marijuana Later This Year

Bill allowing homegrown marijuana gains momentum in Washington state Legislature

Washington Lawmakers Approve Drug Decriminalization Bill In Committee Vote

Legal cannabis adds $2 billion to Wash. state economy, report finds

Washington State Treasurer

Cannabis City New Location Update

Cannabis City’s new location and Cannabis Cultural Center is well underway, and we are excited for everything 2021 is going to bring. It’s been a rough ride through construction with COVID, but it is all finally coming together. Check out the pictures below of our new space; and stay tuned for more updates and the announcement of the grand opening.

House Passes Unprecedented Bill to Decriminalize Cannabis!

Last Friday, the House passed legislation that would end the war on drugs and decriminalize cannabis. The vote was bipartisan and would remove the drug from the Controlled Substances Act, which has affected low-income people of color at an alarmingly higher rate for decades. The law would require the release of those serving sentences for non-violent, cannabis-related offenses and provide government programs to help those who have been adversely affected.


The intention is to give the states the power to create their own rules as more and more states are legalizing cannabis regardless of party affiliation. As of now, 16 states (plus Washington DC) have legalized cannabis, most states have decriminalized and/or legalized its use medically, and only six states have kept cannabis entirely illegal.

Halloween Costumes that are High-Larious!

Halloween is known for sexy nurses, sexy vampires, sexy witches, so what about possibly being… a sexy bag of weed? Check out a few of our favorite cannabis-inspired costumes below.

Rasta Impasta Weed Leaf

Image from Amazon.com

Blunt Master Costume

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Cannaboss

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Weed Doctor

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Bag of Weed

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Blue Dream

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Weed Baker

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Weed Nurse

Image from ledchristmaslighting.com

THC High Cheerleader

Image from dollskill.com

Cannabis High Fairy

Image from wondercostumes.com

Pictures Supplied by: Amazon, Ledchristmaslighting, DollsKill, Wondercostumes and HalloweenExpress

Science Reveals The Cannabis Industry’s Greatest Lie: You’re Buying Weed Wrong (And So Is Everyone Else)

When shopping for cannabis, it’s easy to concentrate on the THC percentage when trying to decide which strain is best. But science tells us there is much more to your high then the amount of THC in your plant. Unfortunately, this way of thinking has already shown sellers and growers that the easiest way to move cannabis off the shelves at premium prices is to stock your shelves with the flowers with the highest THC. 

The THC content of your weed has nothing to do with how high you will get. Researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Institute of Cognitive Science documented the experiences of 121 cannabis users to determine the strength of your strain. They all received different strains from high to lower THC content and were monitored for their effects. When tested, the users with higher concentrates did have more THC show up in their tests, but they didn’t register as “higher” than the other users.

This test proves what cannabis scientists have been saying for years, that there are many more factors to your high than just THC. (The exception to this is edibles where if you eat more THC you will be higher, longer, than if you eat less.) When smoking, cannabis also has other aromas, known as terpenes, that play into the effect, along with other cannabinoids such as CBD. When all these work together in perfect harmony, that’s when you achieve what is known as the “entourage effect.” 

Are you still looking for the best way to find your best bud? If you can, one way to tell if a strain is right for you, is to smell it. Unfortunately, with packaging laws and COVID rules, this is getting harder and harder to do. For now, maybe the best way is to ask your budtender. Our highly knowledgeable budtenders are here to guide you through your shopping experience and steer you toward the best bud for YOU! After all, every flower is as unique as you are. 

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Inaccurate Information Regarding Cannabis and COVID-19

Dear Editor,


Please consider an update to the inaccurate article from your website:  

Severe COVID-19 Infections More Likely In Marijuana Smokers And Vapers

First off, the title seems to state this as a fact, when in the body of the editorial you admit that there are zero studies that actually conclude this as fact. As I’m sure you know, a huge proportion of readers will read the title only, and your title is false. A correct title would be:

Severe COVID-19 Infections is More Likely In Tobacco Smokers

The data that you are relying on to say that Marijuana Smokers in particular are at risk, is based on populations in Italy and China who are heavy tobacco smokers. Although marijuana smoking (in the version of splits, which is hash and tobacco mixed together) is also common in Italy, the consumption of marijuana is not as common in China which is strictly prohibited by the government, yet heavy tobacco smoking is ubiquitous especially among males in China.

Sure, you can hypothesize that marijuana smoking may cause someone to have a higher risk of complications with COVID-19; and this is a reasonable hypothesis. Indeed on April 3, your publication pointed out that NIDA is offering 100K grants to study this hypothesis. It is journalistic negligence to say that this is a fact in your title when making consideration of heavy tobacco smokers.

Furthermore, you also do harm by including “and vaping” in your title — vaping certainly may have its own problems, but the reason for vaping is to avoid the tar and carcinogenic elements from the combustion of plant material (either marijuana or tobacco). So, sure, better to breathe “the clean air” than to vape during a pandemic, but all evidence is that vaping as a method to avoid combustion smoking is, in fact, healthier than combustion smoking of either tobacco or marijuana.

I know this has been floating around the internet for the past few weeks, but I would hope the Fresh Toast will do its part to NOT spread drastically misleading information. Especially the basic mistake of attributing TOBACCO damage as one and the same with marijuana, or even the vaping of either substance.


Dr. James R. Lathrop, DNP FNPCEO of Cannabis City, 
Seattle’s Original Cannabis Store

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Cannabis City – New Location Update

Ok, after weeks of sandblasting, we have exposed this classic northwest construction, including the exposure of vertical 2×4 walls, and four 30 foot long, 2-foot deep single tree roof support beams (yeah they just don’t make trees quite like that anymore)! Next, we are going to hand sand all of this and seal with light natural oil. Stay tuned – this will your place to be this spring and summer.

New Location Coming Soon!

NEW LOCATION COMING SOON!

We have spent the past few weeks exposing the natural wood construction of this classic Seattle warehouse – check out our new cannabis cultural center building at the Sodo light rail stop! Stay tuned for updates on the progress and more information on all the exciting things to come

Cannabis City Images have over 2 Million Views on Google!

Seattle’s First Recreational Pot shop still going strong with over 40,000 views on Google! See some of our favorite images featured below.