THC is the “main ingredient” that gives your cannabis its kick. And as our budtenders will tell you, the question our team is asked most frequently is, “Which of your products has the highest THC percentage?”
But if you’re basing your purchasing solely on its THC levels, you could be missing out on some fantastic strains. It may seem like a higher percentage automatically means a better high, but that’s simply not the case.
Since every individual’s body chemistry is different, it makes sense that each strain will affect us differently. While a high-THC strain might make one person feel relaxed and euphoric, another who smokes the same strain might feel anxious and paranoid.
THC may be the primary cannabinoid in marijuana, but it’s far from the only one. Your endocannabinoid system, also know as your body’s supercomputer, will be affected differently by different strains. CBD, CBN and THC act like a lock and key into your brain’s receptors. So rather than focusing solely on THC levels, you should consider the way the cannabinoids all work together and the way they make you feel.
The more we learn about cannabis and how different strains can affect people, the better we can all fine-tune our user experience. Our budtenders at Cannabis City are always happy to share their knowledge and guide you to your greatest high yet.
Cannabis City was the first retail marijuana store to open in Seattle today and one of the first group now operating in Washington state, nearly a year …
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SEATTLE GEAR LAUNCHING FIRST STORE WITH 420 DECK PARTY
On Friday, April 20th, Seattle Gear will be throwing a joint celebration of both the iconic marijuana holiday and the grand opening of their first retail store. “We’re bringing together the marijuana community” says Seattle Gear GM Christina Lathrop, “and giving a peek of what’s to come.”
The event will be all day from 8am11pm with drag entertainers, cannabis industry vendors, UW researchers, and the famous Cucina Buena food truck. Raffles will be happening every hour, featuring stacked gift baskets with gear from brands like Piece Water, Rez Rid, and Amber Brick. There will also be complementary henna by Henna by Natasha, sponsored by Seattle Gear and Khush Kush.
This store, located at 2728 3rd Ave S. Seattle, is t he first of its concept and the perfect accompaniment to the booming cannabis market. “I’m excited,” continues Christina, “to open a store that is everything marijuana and hemp, without actually selling the marijuana. I’ve always been drawn to the ‘pot themed’ novelties when I go shopping, and now they are all in one store!” The sleek new space will feature swag from Washington cannabis farm favorites like Phat Panda, Artizen, and Legion of Plume, as well as carefully procured art, glassware, jewelry, hemp products, and more.
420 has long been known to be the unofficial holiday of cannabis. “I t is t he national day of weed,” says Dr. James Lathrop, CEO of Cannabis City. Dr. Lathrop’s store, the first pot shop in Seattle, has given his employees 4/20 holiday pay since opening their doors in 2015. Cannabis City is located conveniently next door, and both businesses plan to have incredible specials. Be sure to check out www.cannabiscity.us for specials and preordering before heading to the festivities!
The “contact high”
The effects of second hand Marijuana smoke varies greatly based on the conditions the non smokers are exposed to. First, there is the THC potency of the Marijuana being smoked. Studies have shown the higher the levels of THC being smoked will have more noticeable effects on the bystander. Then, there is the ventilation factor. The less ventilation there is in the room or area that smokers and non smokers are present will have a more noticeable effect on the non smokers. If the extreme scenario of high THC Marijuana being smoked in a small confined area then there will most likely be detectable amounts of THC present in the non smokers blood and urine samples. In some cases the levels may be enough to test positive for work related drug testing. This is, of course, an extreme situation. If there is ventilation (i.e. large space, fans and open windows & doors) the effect of second hand smoke is reported to have *no effects other than hunger. *according to a 2015 study by The Journal of Drug and Alcohol Dependence. So can you get a “contact high” from secondhand cannabis smoke? The answer is yes, however, it’s about as rare as Martha Stewart taking bong hits at Hempfest.
The “health factor”
Tobacco smoke accounts for approximately 90 percent of lung cancer cases and is related to over 480,000 annual deaths in the United States. Conversely cannabis consumption has not been conclusively related with any deaths. Studies have suggested that cannabis and cigarette smoke are not equally carcinogenic.
The statistics can be related to the different types of chemical compounds found in tobacco and cannabis. Tobacco smoke contains Nitrosamines considered to be the main contributors to tobacco related cancers. Cannabis does not contain Nitrosamines. Tobacco smoke also contains nicotine, cannabis smoke contains Cannabinoids. Nicotine is related to an increased risk of developing insulin resistance, type two diabetes, and thyroid problems. Cannabinoids are currently being studied as treatments for, amongst other things, type two diabetes and insulin resistance. Cigarette smoke is also known to contain carcinogens that contribute to certain types of cancers, like colon cancer. The Cannabinoids in cannabis on the other hand have shown showing to protect against tumors in the long, breasts, prostate, skin and other forms of the disease.
Have questions? Want to learn more about Cannabis? Contact a Cannabis City Budtender to learn more.
The Trump administration’s get-tough drug enforcement policy aims to set the tone for the rest of country by projecting a distaste for leniency and an embrace of mandatory minimum prison sentences.
But that outlook is becoming more passé by the day — even by the standards of the president’s own party.
A bipartisan movement to scale back drug laws, gaining momentum for a decade, has spread to some of the country’s most conservative regions. Of the more than 20 states that have softened their treatment of low-level, nonviolent drug offenders since 2007, half have Republican governors and Republican-led legislatures. Among those deep-red states, many — including Texas, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Iowa and Mississippi — have shrunk prison populations while cutting crime.
We asked James Lathrop, founder and owner of Cannabis City, Seattle’s first pot shop, about his business. Here is what he had to say:
Q: When did you open your retail store?
A: I founded Cannabis City in November 2014 and put in an application for a Seattle License (which was awarded by lottery). The interesting thing is, that back then, the LCB required you to already have a location before putting in an application, and there was certainly no guarantee that a license would be awarded.
After the lottery, I was able to calculate the odds of winning. There were 440 applications for the initially 21 Seattle positions; giving a Seattle Lottery winner about 5 percent chance of winning. As soon as I received notice in May 2015 that I was awarded a Seattle license I tore into my buildout spending every day, 12 hours or more, in build out and re-model with the intention to be the first store opening in the city, or even in the state.
This is what the end of cannabis prohibition will look like in New Brunswick: An upscale showroom with black ceilings, grey walls and a once-illicit drug displayed in brightly lit glass cases.
“Think along the lines of a jewellery store. Very chic, very modern, very clean-cut lines,” New Brunswick Liquor Corp. spokesman Mark Barbour says in an interview.
Cannabis is the new hot topic of conversation, moving from the smoky dorm to the board room. The green rush is on, and, and as any gold rush of the past, there is good business in selling the picks and shovels to those seeking their fortunes. Coupled with the most difficult legal market for aspiring and new attorneys in the nation’s history, marijuana law is also a hot topic in law schools and in CLEs.