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10 Ways to Treat Yourself with Cannabis and Put Yourself First in 2021

It’s no secret 2020 wasn’t the best of all years. That’s why Cannabis City is making 2021 the year of YOU! We think everyone could use a little stress relief, calmness, and relaxation after the past 365 days. Luckily for us, we live in the Pacific Northwest, which is full of activities to elevate the mind, body, and spirit, even in the winter. Below are some great things you can do that pair up amazingly with cannabis so you can do a little something for yourself and make 2021 the year of YOU!


We are fortunate in the Pacific Northwest to be surrounded by an abundance of hiking trails. Whether you want to head to Mt. Rainier or just a quick run around Green Lake, the options are endless. Just remember, Mary can dehydrate you, so bring extra H2O. Need a little help finding the right spot for you? Start Here – https://www.wta.org/go-outside/hikes

Shoot for the Shores

The beach is just a hop away in the Northwest, making it an excellent place for a classic stay-cation. You can head to the shores of Chelan or out to Westport and Ocean Shores for a quick weekend getaway. And with tons of Air B&B options at all locations, you can feel good about giving back to the local community and supporting small businesses.

Baked Baking

Food and cannabis go hand-in-hand. Why wouldn’t they? After all, cannabis is an herb! You can try it in a recipe or just use it for inspiration. Either way, let’s eat!


There’s nothing more relaxing than staring out at the calm waters waiting for a fish. So naturally, it lends well to cannabis. Remember, though, fishing isn’t available year-round, and you need a license. You can learn more here – https://www.fws.gov/fishing/


Yoga is a great way to relax your mind, body, and spirit and leave you feeling refreshed and taken care of. Try finishing off your routine with a little cannabis, or indulge along the way. You’ll thank yourself.

Head for the Hills

Beautiful mountains surround the northwest. And winter is a great time to explore them. Take a day trip up and come home to some hot cocoa and a movie. It doesn’t get much better than that!


Camping is a great way to get away and unplug. You can camp in a tent or rent a trailer or motorhome like an Air B&B. With so many gorgeous sites around the Pacific Northwest, the most challenging part will be deciding on a spot.


Who doesn’t like a little cannabis with their video games? It’s a great way to get lost in a story or solve a mystery. Invite a couple of friends, and you have an instant good time. And with wireless remotes, you can still stay safe and six feet apart.

Canna get a spa day?

Skip the high-prices of going to a fancy spa and have a high-spa day at home. There are tons of fantastic cannabis wellness products that can help you set up the perfect relaxation-station at home. From bath bombs to lotions to tinctures to chocolates, it will have you in a moment of zen in no time.

Cannabis Meditation

Meditation is a great way to clear your mind and gain a new perspective. And after 2020, I think we all could use a little more. Add a little cannabis to the mix, and you have the perfect recipe for relaxation.

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

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Blunt Master Costume

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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

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THC High Cheerleader

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Cannabis High Fairy

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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. 


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


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!


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.

Do THC levels matter? Not as much as you might think.

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.

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