The Different Ways to Enjoy THC Products and the Various Highs They Produce

A woman smoking weed while out on a hike

A woman smoking weed while out on a hikeOne of the best things about cannabis is that it isn’t one size fits all. Thanks to the wide variety of products legalized and available on the market today, cannabis enthusiasts of all experience levels can find something to enjoy, from the newbie to the seasoned pro. If you’re on the hunt for something new to purchase the next time out visit our weed dispensary in Santa Ana, you will want to check out this list!

High THC – The Best of the Best for Experiences Smokers


PROTAB 100 Indica

The first up on our list is a cannabis tablet brought to you by PROTAB. This is perfect for someone who has an extremely high THC tolerance, as it contains 100 mg of THC. It takes about 30-90 minutes to work and is the perfect choice for settling into sleep or just having a relaxing self-care day. However, they do come scored in case you want to split one in half and have a lesser dose.

Legend OG – Almora

If you like rosin, then you need to check out this great product from Almora. To create this rosin, high quality cannabis buds are flash-frozen and bathed in ice water to gently separate trichome heads. This allows it to deliver incredible terpene profiles and powerful cannabinoids for the truest expression of the flower. Any cannabis pro needs to try this for a heavy state of relaxation.

THC Dominant Products


3:1 THC:CBN Cloudberry – Sleep

Are you ready to get the best sleep of your life? For experienced cannabis enthusiasts, it can be difficult to find the right product to help put your mind at rest. We are pleased to tell you that this 3:1 THC:CBN from Cloudberry brings about the perfect combination of drowsiness and, just as the name suggests, capable of putting your head in the clouds. Add this cartridge to your shopping list the next time you visit our weed dispensary in Santa Ana.

Nighttime Berry Lime + CBN (100mg)

Rest easy at night with just a single capful of this mocktail from Cannabis Quencher. Infused with both THC and CBN, this great product promotes sleep as well as helps with pain relief and inflammation. Plus, this mocktail also comes with all natural herbs, such as valerian root, lemon balm, and glycerine. Vegan friendly and with no artificial sweeteners, you can enjoy this drink guilt free!

THC & CBD 1:1 – A Blend for Everyone

Breez Mints – 1:1 Relief 

These aren’t your standard mints off the shelf near the checkout of the grocery store. No, these are designed for one primary purpose: pain relief. With 50 tablets in a pack and the perfect blend of 1:1 CBD and THC, adding this flavorless tablet to your wellness routine is sure to bring about comfort and relief. Simply enjoy it with a glass of water.

WYLD Gummies – Pear Flavor

Are you on the hunt for something that is both delicious and comes with restorative benefits? If so, you will want to grab these delicious and fruity gummies from WYLD. Thanks to the effects from CBG, you can experience an appetite boost and pain relief, as well as a sense of euphoria. The 1:1 CBG and THC ratio provides a balanced high.

A group of colorful cannabis gummies

CBD/Other Cannabinoid Dominant – A Mild High & Full Spectrum Experience


Care By Design – Soft Gel Capsules

Created with more experienced users in mind, these soft gel capsules are perfect for all-day relief or as a way to unwind after a long day. The 4:1 ratio features mostly CBD with one part THC. This means that you will only receive mild psychoactive effects, depending on your tolerance. However, you can rest assured that you will receive a full spectrum of pain relief.

Care By Design – Mixed Berry Gummies

If you’re wanting something with a little of everything, then these mixed berry gummies are for you! The 18:1 ratio features a perfectly crafted blend of high quality CBD as well as minor cannabinoids such as THCa and CBDa. Add in one part THC and it helps amplify the effects of everything else with little to no psychoactivity.


Topical THC – All the Relief Without the High


Papa & Barkley Releaf Balm

Sore and aching joints? Muscles in need of some relief following a grueling workout? Either way, you will want to pick up a jar of this incredible balm by Papa & Barkley. This 3:1 ratio is great for getting the healing benefits without any of the high. Made with whole plant ingredients and essential oils, it’s perfect for rubbing into knees, elbows, your back – anywhere you feel discomfort.

CAD’s Mini Cream

Last but certainly not least is Carter’s Aromatherapy Designs’ mini cream. This product is great for healing dry or cracked skin as well as bringing relief to minor aches and pains. Apart from its formulated ratio of THC and CBD, this cream also features the curative properties of green tea hydrosol, coconut oil, shea butter, lavender, vanilla, and more! While it might be ‘mini’, it sure packs a lot of healing into one tiny jar.

Weed Dispensary in Santa Ana


Are you ready to shop all of these great products (and then some)? Head over to our
weed dispensary in Santa Ana to add any of these to your cart. Our helpful and knowledgeable staff would also be glad to assist you in finding anything else you might need as well as answer any questions you might have

In a hurry? Don’t sweat it! We are also proud to offer both curbside pick up as well as delivery. For a limited time, you can now get free delivery at our California locations. And yes, that is same day delivery, meaning you won’t have to wait to get the cannabis items you love brought right to your doorstep. 

Whether you are new to the realm of cannabis or are a seasoned vet, we hope you have discovered something off of this list that you can consider your new favorite! 

Interested in Making a Gravity Bong? Here’s What You Should Know

A young woman smoking a bong

A young woman smoking a bongWhat is a gravity bong?

If you’ve just paid a visit to our greenleaf dispensary in Santa Ana and made a few purchases, and you are looking for a way to amp up your cannabis experience, a gravity bong might be a good option. If you’ve never heard of a gravity bong, or sometimes called a ‘geeb’ for short, know that it can be used to get a powerful high. Some might find it too intense as beginners, however, so it is important to know your limits going in.

A gravity bong, by definition, is a bong that works by submerging a bottle or chamber topped with a bowl of weed into a larger bottle or container of water. Then, the bowl is lit and the bottle slowly draws out, filling the chamber with smoke. From there, the smoker will unscrew the lid, put their mouth on the opening, and gravity works to fill their lungs with weed smoke.

If this is your first attempt, keep some water close by just in case the first sensation is too much!

 

Does a gravity bong affect the type of high?

Yes, it does. This is definitely a more intense smoking experience than a typical bong or joint. Normally, gravity bongs are larger than regular bongs, so even one hit has a greater amount of smoke. Not to mention that by taking smoke directly into the lungs creates a much faster, more intense high. 

 

Are they worth the effort to make or buy?

If you are a newbie to cannabis or have a low tolerance, a gravity bong isn’t something that you should worry about. It might be too much to take on. However, for the more experienced cannabis smoker, this could be an easy way to amplify your high. Making a gravity bong can be a quick and fun DIY project. Or, if you’re not the type of person who enjoys crafts, check to see if our greenleaf dispensary in Santa Ana has one in stock.

 

What kind of container should the bong be made from?

Many people use plastic bottles when making a gravity bong, however, it is important to be aware of the potential risks. Have you ever tried to take a drink from a water bottle after leaving it in a hot car? Odds are good that it tasted off. This is because chemicals were released into the water when the plastic was heated. The same concept applies when using a plastic gravity bong. Go for glass or silicone if you can, but if you have to use a plastic bottle, be aware of the risks or change in taste.

Ground cannabis ready to go into a bong or roll.

Build Your Bong

Now that you have a little background information on a gravity bong, it’s time for you to make one! We are going to outline the basic things you need to get started as well as provide some step by step instructions. While it might seem intimidating at first, it should only take about ten minutes to put together.

Materials:

  • Plastic bottle with a cap (any size, but 16-20 oz work best)
  • Bucket or 2-liter sized soda bottle
  • Aluminum foil
  • Sharp knife, Exacto knife, or a boxcutter
  • Poking device
  • At least 1 gram of your favorite cannabis strain

 

Step 1: Cut your bottles

Use your knife or box cutter to cut off the bottom third of the small bottle. Use this as a guide: the larger the chamber (aka the less of the bottle you cut off), the more smoke it can hold and the bigger the high you will have. 

Then, cut off the top of the 2-liter bottle. Skip this part if you are using a bucket.

 

Step 2: Form the bowl

Take the lid from the smaller bottle and poke a hole in it. It should be about the diameter of your pinky, as this is what you will draw air out of. From there, wrap the cap in aluminum foil and shape it so that it can hold your weed. Remember, you will need to screw the lid back on, so be sure to make the divot at the top of the cap. The deeper it is, the better it will hold it all.

Without ripping the foil, use a sharp poking tool to make about 3-5 holes for proper ventilation. If you want to avoid using foil, borrow a glass or metal bowl from a different bong. 

 

Step 3: Prep your bong

Take your larger container (your 2-liter bottle or your bucket) and fill it with water, leaving about 2” on the top. Load your bowl with weed, but don’t screw it on yet.

 

Step 4: Submerge the smaller bottle

Submerge the smaller bottle into the larger basin, but make sure the top doesn’t get wet! The last thing you want is soaked weed. Then, carefully screw the lid on. 

 

Step 5: Fill the chamber

Light the cannabis and slowly pull the small bottle up. It should be filling with smoke. Stop when the small bottle reaches about ½” from the water, leaving the very bottom still submerged. 

If for some reason the bottle isn’t filling, make sure that the cap is screwed on securely and that there aren’t any holes in the bottle.

 

Step 6: Enjoy!

Now all that’s left to do is take a hit and enjoy! Do this by unscrewing the cap and putting your mouth up to opening of the bottle. Gently push the smaller bottle back down, re-submerging it into the water. As water enters the bottle, it will force the smoke into your lungs. The smoke should be cool after being filtered from the water, but it should yield a powerful high.

 

Questions?

If you have any questions about cannabis or how to make a gravity bong, feel free to stop by our greenleaf dispensary in Santa Ana or any of our other From The Earth locations. Our staff is there to help and make sure that you have the best experience possible! Education is key to enjoying cannabis. 

4 Essential Things That Women Need to Know About Weed’s Impact on Wellness

A close up of a woman lighting up a joint

A close up of a woman lighting up a jointFemale cannabis users are on the rise. In fact, Gen Z women are among the fastest growing consumers of legal weed according to a report from NBC News. Not only that, but Forbes reports that women are responsible for 70-80% of the consumer power in today’s economy. This means that more and more of the female population is responsible for how their household spends money, and they’re using that power to purchase cannabis. They are turning to cannabis not only for recreational use, but for treatment for health concerns as well. 

Many are probably familiar with some of the common medical uses for cannabis, such as:

  • Helping with general pain and anxiety
  • Assisting in getting a better night’s sleep
  • Helping people relax or unwind after a stressful workday

But what about women’s health specifically?

It is typical for women’s health to take a backburner among health topics or in various medical circles, many glossing over issues such as menstrual pain, postpartum depression, and even sexual health. Cannabis can actually be quite helpful in these areas, and our cannabis dispensary in Santa Ana wants to take some time to give these a closer look. 

Keep reading to learn the four essential things that women should know about weed’s impact on wellness. 

 

1.) Cannabis can help with postpartum depression.


Each year in the United States, nearly 600,000 women suffer from a condition called postpartum depression. While some brush it off as the ‘baby blues’, it is certainly not as cute as that moniker makes it sound. In fact, it is actually a debilitating condition that is often overlooked and under-diagnosed by physicians all across the country. Symptoms can include extreme sadness, depression, anxiety, anger, outbursts, and even difficulty sleeping and eating following the birth of a child. This not only affects the health and well-being of the mother, but can put a child in danger as well, especially if left untreated. 

Thankfully, cannabis can actually help alleviate some of these symptoms. Whether you go for THC or CBD, there are products out there that can aid new mothers with getting better rest at night, boosting their appetite, and even working to reduce anxiety and depression levels. From gummies to tinctures to flower, there are options out there that will work best for you. Of course, it is important that you have a conversation with your doctor about your postpartum depression and using cannabis as a treatment. 

2.) Cannabis can help alleviate menstrual cramps.


For many women, menstrual cramps can be on the severe end of things, causing such tremendous pain that they have to call out of school or work, having a negative influence over their lives, just like any other illness or condition. For those with conditions such as PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) or endometriosis, this can worsen the pain and symptoms exponentially. While coping through these symptoms typically looks like curling up with a heating pad, taking pain meds, and nursing a mug of our favorite comfort drink, we have another solution: cannabis.

Studies have shown that THC contains almost twenty times the anti-inflammatory properties of your average over the counter Aspirin. As an added bonus, cannabis doesn’t come with the unwanted gastrointestinal side effects like those that are found with Aspirin. Again, even if you’re not a fan of smoking cannabis, there are great products out there that you can try. We highly recommend Carter’s Apothecary Designs’ mimosa cream for something that not only smells great, but helps to relieve pain.   

If that isn’t quite up your alley, try mixing a tincture in with your favorite tea. One of our favorites to mention is Care By Design’s sublingual drops. You can put a few drops under your tongue or mix in with a hot beverage, your choice. Either way, you are sure to help alleviate some of the symptoms of PMS.

 

3.) Cannabis acts as a natural aphrodisiac. 

Toss out the oysters and pomegranate juice and make way for a natural aphrodisiac you will really enjoy: cannabis. There are hundreds of articles that exist out there regarding the connections between cannabis and better sex, but only recently did the Journal of Sexual Medicine find some interesting data that we want to share. One of the stand out statistics that it produced said that cannabis consumers, on average, have about 20% more sex than those who don’t partake. That is a significant difference!

While there are probably several factors behind this, we know that a lot of can be contributed to the fact that when you are in better spirits and have more confidence, the more eager you are to engage in sexual activity. Cannabis can serve as a wonderful, all-natural alternative to women who want to be more sexually active but find that they lack the drive. 

This could be an especially useful fact for women who are trying to conceive, as it can be a very stressful time. When the body and mind are under pressure, it can yield negative results instead of positive ones.

A woman's hand holding up a joint in front of a cannabis field

4.) Women get high quicker than men.

According to a study conducted by the University of Washington, women have a higher sensitivity to cannabis than men. They found that when testing THC on rats, the female rats had a lower tolerance to the psychoactive effects when compared to their male counterparts. This is great news, as typically, this means women need smaller doses and can make their favorite cannabis products last even longer. Of course, there are other factors to tolerance, such as height, weight, and years of experience with cannabis products.


Cannabis Dispensary Santa Ana


If you are ready to feel better, it’s time to stop into our cannabis dispensary in Santa Ana and find out how cannabis can help. Talk to one of our female budtenders and see what their recommendations or favorite products are. We are here to assist you in finding the best products to fit your needs!

For those of you who know what you want already, you are always welcome to shop online and opt for either curbside pickup or same-day delivery. We understand if you’re experiencing cramps and don’t want to leave the comfort of your own home: let us do the heavy lifting and bring your order out to your car or right to your door!

Cannabis and Black History Month: Taking a Closer Look at the Roots of Cannabis

A logo for Black History Month

A logo for Black History Month

February is Black History Month, meaning that is the perfect time to examine how cannabis and Black Americans are tied to one another. Black Americans have helped shape the landscape of cannabis in the United States, though unfortunately, this does include a storied history of racism and injustice. Here at our cannabis dispensary in Port Hueneme, we want to take a moment to look at the history of cannabis, and acknowledge just how Black Americans have helped to legalize and destigmatize cannabis usage as a whole. 

 

A Brief Background on Cannabis

While the origins of harvesting cannabis date back to as early as 500 B.C. in Central Asia, it eventually made its way through South Asia, then to India, and onto the Arab nations. This is the reason that some of the terms for cannabis are actually Sanskrit words, including ‘ganja’. 

From there, thanks to the vast trading system, cannabis made its way to various parts of Africa some time during the 13th century. During the 1800s, the British used indentured servants from India and took them to the Caribbean to work on the sugar and rubber plantations located there on the islands. Some of these servants brought cannabis with them.

What resulted was a blending of Indian and Jamaican cultures with cannabis being introduced to the Black, Jamaican field workers. It was in 1833 when Britain declared that slavery was illegal, effectively outlawing it and freeing the Indian slaves that were on the islands. These individuals left the plantations and moved into various parts of Jamaica and Barbados, settling in and making lives, which in turn, made cannabis increase in popularity as it became introduced to more people.

So how did cannabis wind up in the United States? Sailors, immigrants, and trade merchants from the Caribbean brought cannabis with them to the ports. From there, Black and Brown communities began partaking in cannabis recreationally. However, the United States was hardly a stranger to cannabis in the first place, as many Black Americans during that time period had grandparents who worked on hemp plantations. 

To this day, Jamaica and cannabis are still thought of together quite frequently, especially when looking at pop culture icon Bob Marley as well as other famous island musicians. 

 

The War on Drugs

Under Richard Nixon’s presidency, the United States was subjected to a campaign best known as the ‘War on Drugs’. While this campaign, which began in 1971, is often seen as the culprit behind the criminalization of cannabis, the issues truly began with Henry J. Anslinger. In 1930, the end of prohibition, there was the formation of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, and with it, the first commissioner, Anslinger.

At the time Anslinger was brought into office, heroin and cocaine were already outlawed, leading to only one viable option to criminalize: cannabis. Despite the fact that prior to his term, he had gone on record to state the idea of cannabis making people ‘mad’ or violent was absurd, he still kept after criminalizing cannabis. This led to him attacking jazz music and cannabis, both of which were rooted in Black culture.

Jump ahead to the 1970s when Nixon was in office. Thanks to his administration, there is a huge disparity between how Black people and people of color get treated and persecuted when faced with drug charges compared to those who are white. These effects are still felt to this very day. In fact, according to a study conducted by UCLA, Black people are nearly four times as likely to get arrested for a cannabis-related crime than compared to white people. 

The presidency of Ronald Reagan also played a role in this storied history as well and included his Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986. Not only did this further criminalize cannabis, but it also created something called mandatory sentencing laws. This meant that even for a petty, non-violent crime, such as marijuana possession, the person convicted would have to spend a minimum of five years in prison – a punishment that hardly fit the crime. Because of this, private prisons filled up with mostly Black men, and has cost the United States taxpayers a whopping $2.5 trillion.

 

A Brighter Future

While cannabis and the treatment of Black Americans have come a long way in recent years, there is still so much ground to make up. The legalization of cannabis has brought some amazing changes, including actually decreasing crime rates. In fact, violent crime in California has fallen by 15%. That means a lot to us personally, especially here at our cannabis dispensary in Port Hueneme, CA. 

It is high time to right the wrongs and injustices carried out by the war on drugs, and no, we aren’t just referring to Nixon’s campaign. Those efforts were clearly rooted in racism and meant as a way to monetize the maltreatment of Black Americans. To begin with, anyone who is currently serving a sentence due to a non-violent, drug-related crime should be freed and have their records expunged. To still be serving time for something that is no longer illegal, and never should have been in the first place, is the antithesis of justice. 

Not only that, but reparations should be made to Black and Brown communities all across America for the injustices that have been served. Social and equity programs need to be implemented to help those who were wrongfully prosecuted recover and reintegrate. Education remains at the forefront of change, though, and will make us hopeful for the future. By funding the education of cannabis for the new generation, we will help to unlearn the falsehoods enacted over the last four hundred years. 

Until the current cannabis industry sees these types of changes, we will not be able to truly move forward. So this February, not only think about the Black Americans who have suffered due to wanting to freely enjoy cannabis, but do what you can to be a part of the change. Vote, advocate, donate: when we all come together, then we will truly pave the way for a brighter future. 

The 5 Easiest Marijuana Strains For Beginners to Grow

If you’re looking at growing your own weed, it might seem fairly simple to start. While that is true to some degree, it’s also important to know that some strains are easier than others to grow. For example, some have more delicate tendencies than others, or might even be prone to mold where other strains aren’t. A few things you might want to ask prior to beginning, such as inquiring about which strains you are able to miss watering for a day or which ones are highly susceptible to shifts in environment?

If you hadn’t considered these questions, that’s okay! Our cannabis dispensary in Port Hueneme is here to help you sort this information out and make the growing process just a little bit simpler. Keep reading to learn more about the five easiest strains to grow!

Strain #1: Blue Dream


Perhaps one of the most popular strains available on the market, Blue Dream is a total classic for all cannabis enthusiasts. Originating in Northern California, Blue Dream is a cross between Blueberry and Haze, two well-known parent strains. Typically, it has high yields, growing big and tall thanks to its sativa-dominant roots. For the best results, be sure to build a scrog, or a structure, to go around the plant. Scrogs are usually made of PVC pipe, as it is weather-resistant and durable. Think of it like a cage that goes around a tomato plant. 

If you are a newbie in the realm of cannabis growing, Blue Dream is the perfect starter strain. This is due mostly to how resilient it is, continuing to grow even if you forget to water it one day or go a little too hard on the nutrient feedings. The best part is that it can even handle cold nights, and grows well in both indoor and outdoor settings. So, for the most part, no matter what climate you live in, you are sure to have a thriving cannabis plant.

Strain #2: Wedding Cake


No, we’re not talking about the delicious treat served at wedding receptions. But we are, however, referring to one of the newest strains available. This rising star in the cannabis world, Wedding Cake, is a Cookies cross that is Indica-dominant and grows short and stout. You will still see quality yields and dense buds, though. Just make sure that you stay on top of pruning to help prevent molding along the way – that would certainly feel like rain on your wedding day!  

One of the reasons it is dubbed Wedding Cake is because of the trichomes on top that appear frosty and sticky, like a glaze. These are also quite fragrant, smelling of citrus and vanilla that is really appealing and sweet, as any treat should be. So while this one is slightly more difficult to upkeep, the pay off is absolutely worth i

Strain #3: Super Lemon Haze


If you like things that taste a bit citrusy, then you will want to check into growing Super Lemon Haze. It is a cross between two major contenders: Super Silver Haze and Lemon Skunk. Due to the strong amount of sativa that exists in its origins, this cannabis plant will do better in warmer climates, bonus points if there is some humidity. However, it is still pretty versatile and can grow in most settings. 

While it is low-maintenance in terms of attention, Super Lemon Haze will need some space to grow. Like the parent strain Lemon Skunk, this cannabis strain will want to stretch out. Of course, scrogging, or building some sort of support system, will help, though it is not entirely necessary. Also, don’t expect to jump up and harvest right away. You will need a bit of patience, as it takes Super Lemon Haze about nine weeks to flower, yet another sign of its sativa origins. 

A close up of a nugget of cannabis

Strain #4: GMO Cookies


Unlike the last two strains mentioned above, GMO Cookies brings an odd yet satisfying combination of scents to the game: garlic and cookies. Now, we know what you are thinking, but this new strain is becoming the talk of the town for a reason. A cross between two big-name strains, GSC and Chemdog, GMO Cookies has some unique traits:

  • Light green buds with orange hairs
  • Dense and sticky
  • Produces a higher yield
  • Trichome levels perfect for pressing hash

Another ideal trait about it is that it can handle growing both indoors and outdoors. However, once again, make sure to execute patience when growing, as it takes about nine to ten weeks to flower and be ready for harvest. It will be worth the wait though, as GMO Cookies brings a new flavor as well as a quality high.

Strain #5: Sour OG


If you are on the hunt for something truly outside of the box to grow, but is still relatively simple in terms of growing, we suggest testing the waters with Sour OG. Skunk, spice, fuel, and hints of lemon and pine all combine forces to create something truly special. A combination of OG Kush and Sour Diesel, this will be a strain you will want to try.

Compared to the other strains listed above, this one will have a fairly quicker yield time of around 8 weeks. Just make sure that this particular plan had a trellis and a scrog for maximum yields. Again, humidity is best for this strain and allows for the production of denser buds. All in all, Sour OG is a great choice if you want something that is both potent and features a unique blend of flavors.

Cannabis Dispensary in Port Hueneme


Do you still have questions about growing your strains or just want to learn more about cannabis in general? We invite you to stop by any of our
great From The Earth locations, including our shop in Port Hueneme, and talk to our helpful staff members. Our goal is to educate and be a resource for our community and customers by providing a safe, non-judgmental environment where you can grow and thrive, just like your cannabis plants! 

What Is the Difference Between a Head High and a Body High?

A woman smoking cannabis in a chair

A woman smoking cannabis in a chair

If you have been consuming cannabis for any length of time, odds are good that you have done a fair share of experimenting with various strains in an effort to find out what you did or didn’t like. Maybe one strain left you couch-locked with light limbs, or the other made you feel creative and alert. With so many different strains available on the market, it makes sense to want to find what is the best fit for you. 

The reason that there are so many different strains of cannabis is because they each have unique highs that a person can experience. While these can get pretty specific, most strains fit into one of two overarching categories: a head high and a body high.

So what is the difference between the two? Which one is better? How can you determine which strain will give you which effects? Keep reading to learn more and get the answer to these questions!

 

What does a ‘head high’ mean?

While you have likely heard the term ‘head high’ before, you might not know what it means. Essentially, it refers to the psychoactive effect that cannabis can have on the brain and mental condition. Normally, even if you are partaking in a strain that is geared toward both a head and body high, you will feel the effects of a head high first. 

With a head high, you will usually experience feelings of euphoria, happiness, and pleasure. Depending on the strain, you might also see a boost in your focus and energy levels, too. The strains geared toward a head high tend to help with certain disorders such as depression or anxiety. 

As is a rule in cannabis consumption, dosing is important. The right dose will have you feeling the desired effects as described for that individual strain. However, an overconsumption can lead to paranoia and anxiety for a short stint of time. Since this is clearly not ideal, it is best to start with a small amount and work your way up.

 

What does a ‘body high’ mean?

On the other hand, a ‘body high’ is what you feel in your body when consuming cannabis. Typically, you feel light-limbed or experience other physical side effects. Either way, it is meant to relax and soothe the body. 

Common effects of a body high include experiencing relaxed muscles, lethargy, and sedation. Depending on what product you purchased, you could also feel tingly sensations or physical sensitivity throughout your body. Turning to cannabis strains that have a body high focus is a go-to for those who suffer from any sort of chronic physical pain, such as fibromyalgia or arthritis. It has even been used to help alleviate pain in cancer patients undergoing chemo. Also, because it causes sedation, it has helped those with insomnia. 

Again, paying keen attention to dosing is very important. The right amount of cannabis can trigger the desired effects, but taking too much can leave you couch-locked. If that is your desired goal, that’s great! However, if you’re simply seeking pain relief in order to get through various tasks, this might end up being counterproductive. 

 

Do Chemicals Influence the High?

Cannabis plants have many different compounds within them. How concentrated each compound is depends on which strain you have. It all varies, which is what makes each strain unique and creates different types of highs and effects.

Cannabinoids are located inside of cannabis plants. In fact, there are over one hundred different types of cannabinoids. When cannabis is consumed, these cannabinoids attach the cannabinoid receptors in our bodies, which triggers the different effects we feel. Not every strain possesses the same type or amount of cannabinoids. For example, one strain might be higher in THC while the other is higher in CBD. 

Another thing that influences a cannabis product is the terpenes present. Terpenes exist in all plants, and have an effect on flavor and aroma. As an example, terpenes help to determine if a strain is more energizing and stimulating, or if it will be more sedating and calming. 

 

Sativa and Indica: Do They Have an Influence

Generally speaking, cannabis has three categories it falls into: Sativa, Indica, or a hybrid. Though with hybrids, they still tend to be either Sativa-dominant or Indica-dominant. While most folks believe that Sativa strictly means that it’s energizing and Indica means that it’s relaxing, it is actually not that simple. It does depend on the product. If you’re not sure, talk to one of our helpful budtenders at any of our dispensaries for assistance. 

Jars filled with cannabis

The Best Strain for You

No two cannabis strains are the exact same, making them unique – just like you! So what works best for you might not work best for the person standing next to you in line at the dispensary. It all depends on what you’re looking for. Take any medical conditions into consideration, or any goals that you might have in mind when using cannabis. 

For example, are you looking to feel more inspired or do you want a boost of creativity? Or do you need a bit of relief from joint pain or other issues? Getting the answers to these questions will help you to determine which is best for you!

 

Cannabis Delivery in Santa Ana

If you know your favorite strain or have a favorite cannabis product already, opt for cannabis delivery in Santa Ana! Our dispensaries make it super easy to get your favorite products brought straight to your door. Whether you are after a head high, or body high, or maybe a mix of both, you can bet that From The Earth has everything you need. 

Of course, if you have questions, feel free to stop in and talk to one of our helpful staff members. We want to help educate and provide our customers with a personalized, friendly experience. We want to cultivate a space where everyone can grow, learn, and live. 

Wanting to Try Edibles for the First Time? Check Out Our Easy 101 Guide!

Cannabis cookies with a label marked 'edibles'

Cannabis cookies with a label marked'edibles'

Even if you’re new to the world of cannabis, odds are good that you have heard of edibles. You may have seen them for sale at our cannabis dispensary in Hanover, MI, or you have had friends tell you about their experiences with trying them. If so, these types of conversations have likely piqued your interest! 

If you’re curious about trying edibles, prior to getting started, you need to keep reading to gain some insight. You don’t want to just buy the first thing you see and end up with a negative experience! We’re going to take a closer look at what they are, the different types, and what effects they have on the body and mind. 

 

What is an edible?

By definition, an edible is a type of cannabis-infused food product that is typically either consumed orally (eaten) or absorbed by putting it under the tongue or inside the cheek. There are many different types of edibles out there, each one coming with a unique set of benefits and varying degrees of highs. 

For example, if you are a fan of sour candies or fruit chews, there are certainly a variety of options, including Kanha’s cherry chews. Or if your sweet tooth lies in the realm of chocolate, you can also pick up something decadent and delicious, such as Haze and Main’s cookies and cream bar. Regardless of what your flavor preferences are, you can always find something that suits your taste on the menu.

Here at From The Earth, we also carry many products that are vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free to accommodate a variety of dietary needs. So if you prefer an edible in that realm, odds are good that we have you covered!

 

What are the different types of edibles?

Though we touched on them briefly, there are actually several different types of edibles. Baked goods, fruit chews, hard candies: the possibilities are nearly endless. Keep reading to learn more!

 

  • Baked Goods:

A ‘pot brownie’ is a favored choice to mention in pop culture, but it is hardly the only one out there. While this particular treat may have laid the groundwork for other edibles, it has expanded since then. Pancakes, muffins, cookies, birthday cakes, etc.! The list goes on and on. Don’t see what you want in the store? No problem – you can even make your own baked edibles at home, too!

  • Gummies and Chews: 

If you’re a fan of sour things, or you enjoy gummy candies or even bubble gum, then you will love indulging in this type of edible. Be mindful when taking them, however, as with any edible, the effects do take some time to kick in. 

  • Mints and Hard Candies:

Freshen your breath with a cannabis kick by reaching for mints or other hand candies. Most of the time, these candies are meant to be consumed by sticking it inside your cheek or under your tongue, just like you would most mints or other hard candy treats. However, be aware that this can cause a high to kick in faster than just eating it.

  • Chocolate: 

The holidays may be behind us, but chocolates are a year-round favorite, especially with Valentine’s Day coming up. No matter which chocolate is your favorite: milk, dark, mint, white, cookies and cream, and so on, edibles are available in these flavors! Just talk to one of the helpful staff members at our cannabis dispensary in Hanover, MI, and they can help get you in the right direction.

  • Drinks and Drink Mixes: 

Yes, that’s right – edibles don’t necessarily have to mean food. You can also find cannabis-infused beverages. Iced tea, lemonade, and even some alcoholic beverages, such as hard seltzers, are available with cannabis. Just like with mints or hard candies, most of the cannabis in drinks are absorbed through the cheek and tongue, 

 

Which edibles are the most potent?

Typically, baked goods or chocolate tend to be the most potent. However, it all depends on the amount of cannabis found in the product. Before consuming, make sure to properly read the label and account for the recommended dosage. Also, you can ask one of the helpful From The Earth staff members for more information when going to make a purchase. Edibles are best enjoyed when they’re used correctly!

Pink and green cannabis macaroons

What types of highs or benefits can you get from edibles?

Once again, this depends on the product that you are using. For some folks, they enjoy edibles to help them sleep at night or to alleviate aches and pains or even stress and anxiety. For others, some may be looking for a more psychoactive effect, or are seeking to get couch locked. On the packages of products, it should be noted what type of high or benefits usually occurs upon consumption. 

 

What is the most common type of edible?

While this all depends on the person, and product sales tend to be different from state to state, the common denominator remains that baked goods and hard candies are the go-to choice. However, no matter which one you choose, the most important thing to remember when trying edibles is to start off slow.

Unlike smoking or vaping, consuming edibles takes quite a bit of time to kick in. Anywhere from 30-45 minutes sometimes, depending on the product, how hungry you are, and your body mass. If you’re just starting out, take it slow! Start with a small bite or a lower end dosage and wait up to an hour to feel the effects before trying another bite. 

 

What type of edibles should you try?

Well, the answer to this question is wholly up to you! Are you after a quick snack, or are you wanting to indulge in a sweet treat? Do you love trying different flavors of hard candies, or are you in the mood for a beverage? Regardless, come stop by our cannabis dispensary in Hanover, MI and let one of our helpful staff members be a guide! We are always here to help our customers have the best experience with edibles, and cannabis in general, as possible. 

3 Things You Should Know About Full-Spectrum Cannabis Extracts

Jars containing live cannabis resin

Jars containing live cannabis resin

Full-spectrum cannabis extracts have been gaining in popularity recently with the topic becoming talked about more and more. But why is that? More than likely, the answer is because full-spectrum extracts, also known as whole-plant extracts, contain the whole cannabis profile as opposed to just one. Rather than getting the benefit of just a single cannabinoid, whole-plant extracts contain a wide variety, ranging from THC, THCa, CBD, CBDa, CBG, and CBN. 

Also, with full-spectrum extracts, you are able to access a wider berth of terpenes, as well as other components, such as flavonoids, proteins, esters, and more. This feels like you are getting more bang for your buck and gives you access to a host of benefits from each, rather than just one or two. 

So, what are a few things you should know prior to looking to get started with full-spectrum extracts from a local weed shop in Port Hueneme? Keep reading to find out!

 

1.) The Entourage Effect

 

One of the main reasons that these extracts are becoming a desirable cannabis option is because of the multiple uses it has from a medical and therapeutic perspective. When cannabis compounds work together, it creates what is known as ‘the entourage effect’. This is the theory that when used in tandem, the different components of the plant combine to create an enhanced experience, increasing the active substances, such as THC and CBD. 

Think of it like ordering your favorite meal at a restaurant. Sure, your main dish is great, but getting to enjoy all the sides and flavors at once makes it truly an experience worth remembering. The same concept applies here, only with cannabis instead!

 

2.) Extraction can be difficult

 

However, if there is one thing that is true about full-spectrum cannabis extracts, it is that they are extremely difficult to produce. This is because while you want to harness as many of the desirable compounds as possible, you also want to purge anything unnecessary. There are some refinement techniques that you can do to help with the process, however, they often strip extracts of some of the more desirable features, such as terpenes and flavonoids.

Here are a few extraction methods. Keep in mind that each one is different and is used to achieve a different goal. As an example, a live resin extract taken from a fresh cannabis plant will have a totally different profile from one taken from dried plant material. 

 

  • Hydrocarbon Extraction:

    For this method, butane or a butane/propane blend is used to create full-spectrum extracts. By doing this, the extraction can be tweaked a little. Hydrocarbon gas is cooled and then liquefied before being passed over raw plant matter. From there, the desirable compounds from the plant are dissolved and the resulting solution can be refined further using different techniques, including winterization and dewaxing.

     

  • Supercritical CO2 Extraction:

    Temperature and pressure play a huge role in supercritical CO2 extraction. This method creates phase changes in CO2, altering it from a gas to instead taking on qualities indicative of both a gas and a liquid. It can easily seep into porous solids thanks to its gas-like viscosity and low surface tension.

    By making some modifications to both temperature and pressure, you are able to adjust the CO2 to create the exact environment needed to extract only the most desirable compounds of the plant. Though this method does call for some complex pieces of equipment, it requires little to no post-processing, which is an added benefit in contrast to some of the other extraction methods.

     

  • Pressure:

    The whole purpose of full-spectrum extracts is to take out any unwanted components. This can include plant lipids that have a negative effect on flavor or even the quality of vapor when using a vaping device. On the same hand, however, concentrates containing lipids, such as rosin, can be considered full-spectrum. Rosin is created by squeezing resin from starting material using both heat and pressure.

    The main upside of this extraction method is that it doesn’t require the use of a solvent and therefore, is considered to be a relatively safe option. However, since heat is still involved, some worry that the desirable components of the plant will be lost during the process. 

 

3.) Where to buy full-spectrum cannabis products

 

If you have your internet browser pulled up your phone or laptop and you search for ‘weed shops near me in Port Hueneme’, without a doubt, our location at From The Earth will pop up. In our shop, we sell a wide array of quality cannabis products, including those made with full-spectrum extracts!

One of our top picks is Moxie’s Dream Queen resin badder. As a brand, Moxie is world-renowned for creating the highest quality products on the market by implementing only the best techniques, technology, and procedures out there. By adding this to your cart, you are sure you get a great high. 

Or, if you are someone who enjoys vaping, grab a live resin cartridge from Alive and Well. This gives you the same effect as the resin badder, only this time in a convenient and discreet vape cartridge. This is the perfect addition for any vape enthusiast! 

Another great option for a potent, full-spectrum product is by opting for terp sauce. Terp sauce refers to the runny, terpene-rich concentrate that comes from when cannabinoids and terpenes separate from one another, leaving behind a watery mixture of aromatic terpenes. It resembles a substance that is a bit less dense than honey, pouring out like sauce.

cannabis resin in a glass jar

Stop by Our Location

If you have more questions about how to get started using full-spectrum cannabis extracts, or just have some things you would like to ask about cannabis in general, don’t be shy! Stop by our cannabis dispensary in Port Hueneme and let one of our friendly staff members assist you. We are here to help and to create a relaxed and judgment-free environment. With the sheer amount of cannabis products available on the market, it’s important to do your research and find out what is best for you!

What is an Infused Pre-Rolled Joint?

Close up of hand holding joint with smoke

Close up of hand holding joint with smoke

When you look at the wide array of cannabis products on the market, one can understand why it may feel overwhelming to navigate. There are hundreds of brands producing a variety of different products that appeal to people of all backgrounds. Many of us wonder – What product is right for me? How do I choose? 

When shopping for a product it’s important to do your research, ask questions and always buy from a legal business. Learning how to navigate this industry takes time and willingness to learn. For those looking to dip their toes in the water or something they can enjoy on the go – pre-rolls are a good place to start.

Pre-rolls have always been a popular option, especially for those who appreciate the convenience of having their favorite flower perfectly rolled and ready to smoke. Plus, they are easy to take out and enjoy with only a lighter. Quick, discrete, and perfectly dosed, pre-rolls are a great choice.

While it can be fun to experiment with different types of bongs and vaping methods, sometimes all you want is the ease of enjoying a perfectly rolled joint that will burn evenly and give you the perfect high. Now, thanks to infusions, you can amplify this experience with an enhanced version of your favorite pre-roll and really diversify your cannabis experience. Combining together a blend of flower and resin, you are able to maximize not only the potency and quality of your high but the flavor and smoothness of it as well.  

So, what exactly is an infused pre-roll? Let’s take a closer look! 

Infused Pre-Rolls: The Breakdown

The aim or goal for the common pre-roll is that it is perfectly crafted by a professional and contains the best flower that the dispensary or shop has to offer. It is designed to provide a balanced, enjoyable smoke without any of the hassles that can come with having to roll it yourself. 

An infused joint goes just a step beyond that and exists to include add-ins or ingredients to help boost both flavor and the type of high. This can include hash, oil, kief, a combination of strains or flavors, or even diamonds (the cannabis derived ones that is). They can be as small as a half gram or be made up of multiple grams, with a price range starting at $9 and working up to over $100. Whatever kind of combination you’re after, it can be purchased! 

A popular option includes both a THC and CBD combination infusion, especially when being used for medicinal purposes. These tend to have a higher concentration of CBD resins, oil, and strains to better harness the healing qualities of CBD. If you find the right mix for you, you can both receive your desired head high as well as the high you want for your body, too.

Of course, you can craft an infusion roll at home, but just like when you go to a professional bartender and your drink always tastes better, the same concept applies here. Let the pros take care of this one and just kick back and enjoy the enhanced flavor and high! 

Marijuana joints rolled on table sitting next to grinder with cannabis flower in it

Why the hype?

With these infused pre-rolls gaining traction and sparking in popularity, you may stop and ask yourself: so why the hype? According to data brought forth by Marijuana Business Daily, pre-rolls sales skyrocketed during the pandemic. Prior to COVID-19, pre-roll sales made approximately $640 million. By the end of 2020, those numbers had made a significant leap to $942 million. 

The pandemic affected these sales because rather than attending parties and smoking with friends, people were opting to purchase professional pre-rolls, especially if they were partaking alone. This helped to minimize any waste or over-rolling. It also allowed customers to sample a larger variety of bud, rather than having to buy one particular flower and keep smoking that until it was gone.

Infused rolls help accomplish the same thing. You are able to try out many different infusion blends, finding the right product and mix for you for any particular occasion. If you need something more on the medical side, you can get something with a higher CBD potency. If you’re wanting to experiment with flavors, you can purchase something with a particular wax or oil add-in. 

Just like the magic of a build your own burrito place, you can select the perfect combination for yourself!

 

Products to Check Out

If you’re wanting to try it for yourself, we have some products we highly recommend, specifically those from our weed dispensary in Port Hueneme

For example, if you’re in the market for a pre-roll that offers a deep balanced body effect as well as a flavorful, smooth smoke, you need to check out Heavy Hitters’ Ghost. With the current strain offerings testing up to 55% THC, you’re going to get some serious bang for your buck with this choice. 

If you want to try a pre-roll filled with top-shelf flower and glazed in distillates and coated in kief, look no further than STIIZY’s peanut butter gelato. They never use trim or fillers for their pre-rolls, and you’re guaranteed an even, fulfilling smoke.

Kick back and relax with these pre-rolls from the Lowell Herb Co. This product comes packed with the perfect blend that stimulates all five senses but also boasts a balanced kick. The curated, effect-based blends are now infused with our favorite artisanal hash that is bound to bring your smoke to the next level.  

 

Shop From The Earth

At our weed dispensary in Port Hueneme, as well as at all of our store locations, we strive to make a safe space where customers can learn, live, and grow. We want to cultivate a welcoming environment for all of our patrons, one where you can feel free to ask questions without fear or judgment. 

Stop in any time during business hours to browse our great selection and meet with one of our personable and helpful staff members. Or, if you know what you’re after or prefer to shop online, head on over to our virtual store that is very easy to use. If you are out and about, you can also choose curbside pick-up for added convenience! 

If you’re not in the mood to head out into public and prefer to stay home, opt instead for delivery! Treat us like your favorite pizza joint and let us bring the goods right to your doorstep. This added layer of convenience is perfect, especially for those who work from home or are still wary about getting out and about during the pandemic. 

5 Ways Weed Can Boost Your Mood

Happy woman vaping outside at pool party with friends in Santa Ana

Happy woman vaping outside at pool party with friends in Santa Ana

It is no secret that cannabis makes you feel good. We have seen this depicted all over various forms of media for several decades. From every classic stoner movie featuring Seth Rogen’s infectious laugh to images of hippies sitting on the lawns of sprawling amphitheaters enjoying music, weed is shown as boosting the mood of everyone who partakes.

So what is the science behind cannabis that helps create these feelings of euphoria? Is it dopamine, or something else entirely? Can it really boost our moods, or is that just a myth? Let’s take a closer look! 

 

Dopamine Debunked

For the past forty years, addiction scientists have collectively embraced one theory, and that’s the dopamine theory of addiction. This cites that all addictive substances and activities, across the spectrum (food, sex, substances), flood the limbic brain with a chemical called ‘dopamine’. Dopamine is one of the chemicals in our brains that plays a significant role in how we feel pleasure.

Because smoking weed is a pleasurable activity for many, it can contribute to the release of dopamine in some way. This would be similar to doing anything else you might enjoy, such as working out or watching your favorite sitcom. 

Stimulants like cocaine or amphetamines do, in fact, trigger a flood of dopamine. Chronic or prolonged use of these substances can lead to the body’s inability to make its own dopamine, leading to addiction as well as other various mental health concerns. 

However, this is not the same at all with cannabis.

 

The Bliss Molecule

Over thirty years ago, Dr. Rephael Mechoulam discovered a neurotransmitter within the brain called anandamide. This was also the very same doctor who first identified and synthesized THC. Appearing to produce a heightened sense of joy and happiness, anandamide has often been dubbed the ‘bliss molecule’. 

Because it helps us feel pleasure, anandamide is often confused for or compared to dopamine. However, anandamide is responsible for more than just the bliss we feel in our bodies. This chemical also plays some serious roles in major bodily processes such as memory, motivation, pain, appetite, and even fertility. But because of its participation in the process of neurogenesis, which is the formation of new cells, anandamide is also an anti-anxiety and antidepressant agent. 

Since THC and anandamide share similar properties, consuming cannabis can produce similar effects. Whenever you consume or ingest cannabis by smoking or vaping, it only takes a few moments for the THC to hit your brain and begin lighting up your brain’s neurons. Fitting together like a lock and key, a neurotransmitter binds to the correct receptor and signals your body to respond. With THC, it creates a sense of bliss. Chocolate, yoga, and running also are notable influences of anandamide, although they tend to be a little less powerful. 

 

Woman relaxing and smoking weed outside
 

How does cannabis help?

Now that you know the science behind THC and cannabis, let’s take a closer look at exactly how cannabis can improve mood and mental health. 

  1. Reduced anxiety: Anxiety is something that affects millions of Americans in varying degrees, and it causes our brain’s neurotransmitters to become overactive and fire off at inappropriate and inconvenient times. Cannabis can provide some relief for anxiety, as many of the chemical compounds present in cannabis have been proven to reduce the symptoms, both mentally and physically. CBD can work with the cannabinoid receptors in our brain to slow this process and leave us feeling calm and level-headed.
     
  2. Mood stabilizer: As we learned above, cannabis can help us feel heightened states of bliss and lightheartedness. However, studies have shown that it can do more than just temporarily boost moods, it can also help minimize mood swings and bring about overall mood stability. Cannabis can aid in the regulation of our brain’s neurotransmitters that can help us get better control of our emotions.
     
  3. Fights depression: Since cannabis boosts anandamide in our brains, it can also help to combat depression. Remember, anandamide isn’t just about bliss: it also aids with memory, motivation, fighting chronic pain, and more. When some of these issues are remedied, the better we feel, allowing us to better handle new, unideal situations as they pop up.
     
  4. Improved sleep: If there is one thing that can really eat away at a person’s mental health, it’s prolonged or chronic lack of sleep. Even just one night of poor rest can negatively influence your performance the next two days of school or work. Sleep is vital to the body, and without it, even basic tasks feel nearly impossible to complete.  
     
    Luckily, cannabis is a great solution for those who have difficulties sleeping, as it contains the properties necessary to relax the brain and muscles. If your anxiety is what keeps you up at night, this can also help twofold.
     
  5. Positive outlook: With all of the above concerns being addressed, it’s easy to see why cannabis has a positive influence over a broad spectrum of mental health issues. If your anxiety is reduced, your mood is stabilized, and your sleep is better, it would be difficult not to have a sunny disposition. 

 

Here to Help

If you are an individual who struggles with some of the issues above and you want to find out more about which products can help you, be sure to pop into your local weed dispensary in Santa Ana or one of our many other locations. 

Here at From The Earth, our staff is highly trained and extremely knowledgeable. We are ready to assist all varieties of customers in finding which products will suit their needs. Don’t be afraid to ask questions – we are here to help! Our goal is to create a laid-back and judgment-free environment that anyone can feel comfortable in.

If you are someone who prefers to shop online, be sure to check out our expansive online store! We also offer curbside pick up or even fast and free delivery. You don’t have to stay anxious or feel stuck in a rut with your mood. An all-natural aid is waiting at your local weed dispensary in Santa Ana!

Beat the Heat with These Cannabis Products

Silhouette of man smoking marijuana at the beach with water and sunset in the background

Silhouette of man smoking marijuana at the beach with water and sunset in the background

Summer is upon us and warm, sunny days are in full swing. As the temperatures climb and the days get even longer, finding a little relief and cooling down is high on the priority list. So other than your run-of-the-mill options, such as taking a refreshing dip in the pool or ocean, or enjoying a cocktail or an icy glass of lemonade, what other ways can you beat the heat? Of course, we suggest adding a little cannabis as a means to perfect your summer!  

That being said, we have compiled a list of our favorite products broken down by store location for your convenience. These are some of our top choices for integrating cannabis as a way to amp up this sunny season.

 

Long Beach

If you’re in the Long Beach area, you need to make sure to pick up these products from our flagship location. These are just a sample of our robust inventory, but they do include our top picks for enjoying the warm weather. Be sure to pop into the store or browse our website for an even larger selection! 

  • Papaya Berry Sorbet: If you’re after a tropical treat packed with a lot of flavor, you have to pick up Papa’s Select Papaya Berry Sorbet rosin badder. This product is excellent for potent dabs and is designed to give you a relaxing feeling while still leaving you feeling uplifted, creating a high that’s perfect for kicking back on the sofa while still enjoying a good movie or documentary. 

  • Releaf Balm: Hiking, swimming, running along the beach – all of these activities can leave your body sore, sunburnt, and in need of a little TLC. That’s where Papa & Barkley’s ReLeaf Balm comes in handy. This highly concentrated cannabis-infused salve is the perfect pick-me-up, combining the healing and restorative properties of cannabis, eucalyptus, tea tree oil, and peppermint. It’s not psychoactive, meaning it won’t get you high. However, it will bring soothing relief and is also great for individuals with sensitive skin.

  • Iced Tea Lemonade: Nothing beats the heat like something refreshing to drink. Add a little cannabis, and it’s all the more delicious. Don’t be fooled – Uncle Arnie’s iced tea lemonade is potent though you wouldn’t know it from the taste. Be sure to try a little and give it a few minutes to kick in before consuming more!

 

Port Hueneme

Our cannabis dispensary in Port Hueneme is there to service all of Ventura County. Stop in or order these products ahead online for curbside pick up. We even have same-day delivery! Either way you shop, be sure to add these next items to your cart.

  • Ice Cream Cake: For the vape enthusiast, you have to pick up the Ice Cream Cake extract from AbsoluteXtracts. Made from naturally grown cannabis and produced with zero additives, creating a clean, quality product that is sure to give you a lasting, quality high. Deliciously sweet and totally relaxing, you’re sure to have a smile on your face after just a few hits. 

  • Iced Lemonaid: The delicious flavors of tart lemon, fruit, and huckleberry soda come together in these pre-packed nugs by the Farmer and the Felon. Specifically chosen for the best flavor, aroma, and smooth smoking, this is the perfect choice to light up by the beach or at a summer cookout with friends! 

  • Agua de Fresa: Staying hydrated in this weather is absolutely essential. But you don’t have to reach for something boring or just simply stick to water! Swing by and grab our strawberry flavored agua de fresa. While it may taste like something from your childhood, this beverage packs 100.0 mg of THC into every can. Hurry up before it sells out!

 

Santa Ana

Our Santa Ana store is a spacious location and is fully staffed with knowledgeable team members who are eager to educate and help provide our customers with top-rate service. Some of their top choice summer must-haves are listed below!

  • Hawaiian Punch: For a real treat, pick up Shift’s cartridge that comes packed with tropical flavor. Fruity, sweet, and sure to remind you of a childhood favorite beverage, this will make the perfect addition to cool you off. The convenient size makes travel easy, so pack it along for your next beach trip. 

  • Kiwi Cooler: Fruity, refreshing, and totally tasty, kick up your cannabis experience by enjoying a light and all-natural Kiwi Cooler. This product guarantees a rapid onset because it is highly potent. Made with real fruit and natural flavors, add this beverage to your pool-side festivities. 

  • Refresh Soft Gels: If your time in the sun has left you feeling tired and sore, soothe your body and recover with refresh soft gels. When summer nights are a little warm and it can be difficult to sleep, this product is also great for helping you achieve a good night’s rest. These gels are potent and easy to dose, ensuring that you are getting exactly the effects you’re after. Plus, they are infused with coconut oil to aid in absorption. 

 

Summer doesn’t have to look the same for everyone and this list is in no way comprehensive. At From the Earth, we recognize that there is a myriad of cannabis dispensaries in the area for you to choose from. However, our staff is well-trained and highly knowledgeable and are eager to assist you in finding the best-fit products for you. Education and cannabis go hand in hand, so while all of these products are backed by our endorsement, pay us a visit in person sometime to really make a connection and let us help you find your next favorite way to get high! 

Regardless of which store is the closest for you, you can shop in-store and online. Doing so also gives you the option for convenient curbside pick-up. Or if you don’t want to get out and about, opt for same-day delivery for next-level customer service without ever leaving your sofa or your air-conditioning! 

 

 

5 Types of Cannabis Edibles for You to Enjoy

Marijuana edible gummy bears on a table with pink background and marijuana flower in the middle

Marijuana edible gummy bears on a table with pink background and marijuana flower in the middle

If you’re someone who not only enjoys food but also loves cannabis, but you haven’t had an edible, you’re missing out on the opportunity of combining the best of both worlds. Or maybe you’re new to the scene and you would love a guide on how to get started and what’s out there.

Well, look no further!

At From The Earth, our cannabis dispensary shop features a huge variety of amazing, edible products, and here’s how we suggest you get started. Not all edibles are created the same, and just like they vary in flavors and categories, they also fall into one of two classifications: Indica and Sativa.

 

Know the Difference

When purchasing edibles, it’s important to know which strain you’re buying from, as they bring about two different types of highs. Sativa strains are usually infused into edibles that are supposed to be refreshing and energizing, giving you the perfect boost for outdoor activities or giving you a lift of inspiration needed to complete a task.

If you’re after a more sedating high, geared toward creating a calming, relaxing environment, you’ll want to purchase something from the Indica strain. Consuming edibles from this category will help you sleep better and help you unwind. 

 

Varying Effects

Consuming edibles create a completely different high than smoking and vaporizing. If you’re trying them for the first time, there are a few things to keep in mind.

First of all, smoking and vaporizing cannabis creates an almost instantaneous high. However, this is not the case with edibles. Due to the edible having to move through the digestive tract, any effects will take 30 minutes to two hours to start to kick in. While it takes longer to process, it also lasts longer and is a more potent high. Time and intensity will vary depending on the dose, when you ate your last meal, tolerance level, and body chemistry. 

If you’re new to edibles or have never used a particular product before, it is best to start with too little to avoid overconsumption. While you can’t overdose from cannabis, you can consume too much and make yourself uncomfortably high. 

 

1. Gummies

If you enjoyed fruity candies as a kid, then gummies are the perfect choice for you! There are many products out there that feature delicious flavors like wild berry, pineapple punch, and sour watermelon. Typically, gummies are infused with all of the cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and fatty acids found in hemp plants. 

One of our favorite Sativa products from Kiva Confections is their pineapple habanero gummy. Made with a touch of heat, this selection is great for a summer energy boost! 

For a relaxing Indica choice, grab a pack of Kanha’s strawberry gummies. This delicious treat is sure to leave you feeling calm and collected. 

 

Chocolate cannabis lollipops laid out on table with chocolate pieces around

2. Chocolate 

Who doesn’t love chocolate or baked goods, like brownies? Virtually any food that contains butter, oil, milk, or even sugar or flour, can be turned into an edible. To satisfy your sweet tooth and to get the added benefit of a quality high, check out these next few products.

Grab a timeless classic in the form of a milk chocolate bar from Nug. Skip the ‘weedy’ flavor and enjoy the smooth, creamy caramel taste of this delicious bar. Broken up into squares to help aid with dosing, this treat is sure to be your next favorite.

Dark chocolate fans, don’t worry! There’s something for you, too. Papa & Barkley creates a delectable sea salt bar that is soy-free, vegan-friendly, and is designed with wellness in mind, aiding in relieving occasional pain and helping you feel relaxed. 

If you can’t make a trip to your local cannabis dispensary, no worries! Remember, we offer same-day delivery as well as curbside pickup

 

3. Mints

Get a taste of something refreshing by trying cannabis mints! Mints are usually very subtle, easy to carry, and can provide a relatively quick high. If you like to enjoy edibles low-key or without drawing a lot of attention, then you should definitely pick up a package of mints.  

Kiva offers several flavors of their Petra mints, including their spicy Saigon Cinnamon, juicy pineapple, or tart cherry. Whichever one you choose, we know you’re getting a great flavor that you can enjoy on the go while refreshing your breath. 

 

4. Tinctures

Tinctures are very versatile, as they can be ingested in a number of ways. Enjoy a tincture by adding a few drops sublingually, directly under the tongue. Or, brew your favorite tea and add a little to enhance your beverage. Either way you go, you’re bound to experience a quality high.

For those seeking a medium to high psychoactive reaction, we suggest checking out the 1:30 Releaf Tincture. This product is designed to help with acute pains, aches, sleep, and overall relaxation. Paired with a mug of chamomile tea, this will be sure to give you a quality night’s rest. 

 

5. Drinks

Other than teas, cannabis-infused drinks are certainly out there! It’s summertime, and we need something delicious and refreshing to beat the heat such as lemonades, juices, and yes, even hard seltzers. These are a great choice if you want something to quench your thirst and bring you a lasting high. We can’t always smoke wherever we are, but odds are good we can enjoy a beverage.

‘Krush’ dehydration with this mango drink from Headset. Roll up to the party with something fun to share, like these original lemon seltzers from Pabst Blue Ribbon. For a potent drink option, grab a bottle of Uncle Arnie’s iced tea lemonade – but drink wisely, as these effects will be felt within 15-30 minutes! 

 

Remember!

Getting high and experiencing cannabis isn’t just one-size-fits-all anymore. It’s okay if you’re not big into smoking or vaping, or if you’re simply looking to branch out. Stop by your local cannabis dispensary to see what they have in store or to ask questions and get more information on various products. After all, our friendly staff is here to help! Just make sure you kick off your summer safely when enjoying a new edible product, and you’re sure to have a high time. 

Celebrate Pride Month with These Products That Give Back!

Pride Flag waving in Downtown area

Pride Flag waving in Downtown area

June is Pride Month and is celebrated annually in honor of the Stonewall riots, which worked to achieve equal justice and equal opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning Americans. This uprising marked the beginning of a movement to outlaw discriminatory laws and practices against those in the LGBTQ+ community. 

Pride Month means a lot to us here at From The Earth and we want a way to give back to the LGBTQ+ community! So we have taken the time to compile a list of products that focus on not just proudly sporting the rainbow flag, but also, are donating a portion of their proceeds to amazing charities and organizations that render aid to the LGBTQ+ community. 

 

Pride Month

FTE – Rainbow Sticker

To kick off this list, look no further than our website! Purchase a product featuring a rainbow sticker from our cannabis dispensary and we will donate 5% of the proceeds to the Trevor Project, which is an amazing organization that helps LGBTQ+ youth. The Trevor Project leads the nation in providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention for young people under 25.    

 

CANN 

If you’re looking for a great option from our website, be sure to check out the Hi-Boy Cranberry Sage beverage. Bursting with flavor, it’s sweet, tart, and just a little bit savory. This refreshing drink would be a great go-to for any Pride celebration. It boasts 5.0 THC per can. 

 

PLUS Gummies

Not only are PLUS gummies delicious and pack 100mg of THC in each tin, they taste all the sweeter knowing that with your purchase, 10% proceeds also go directly to the San Francisco-based Transgender, Gender-variant, and Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP). Their featured Pride product includes their limited edition rainbow sherbert gummies. Cannabis-infused and sure to put you in the festive mood, be sure to grab a tin before they’re gone, as they are only available for a limited time!  

 

KIVA – Camino Gummies

Tropical Punch Camino is another great option if you’re on the prowl for a delicious gummy product that also focuses on giving back to the LGBTQ+ community. The lead developer spearheaded the project as a way to pay homage to her LGBTQ+ family as well as the vibrant and iconic drag queen community in San Francisco. 

Every element of the product was engineered to reflect being an ally of diversity, equality, and inclusion. From the color, to the flavor, to the shine of the gummy, even down to the locations portrayed on the packaging, Camino is there to celebrate all things Pride. Available for a limited time only, Kiva uses proceeds from these products to donate to three charities: GLBT Historical Society, Harvey Milk Center for the Arts, and the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

 

Kush Queen Bath Bombs

In an effort to celebrate the combined history and shared progress of the cannabis and LGBTQ+ community, Kush Queen has put together their 2021 Pride Edition CBD Bath Bomb. Without the incredible people who fought to overturn Proposition 215, our access to cannabis would be almost non-existent. Because of the community activism led by the LGBTQ+ community, California was able to adopt the first medical cannabis legislation in the US in 1996, which then opened the doors for AIDS patients and many others to have access to plant medicine. 

Our skin is our largest organ and is essential in absorbing cannabinoids and balancing your endocannabinoid system. Not only that, but it faces the elements every day, acting as a protective shield for the rest of our bodies. So treat it to something nice with their limited edition bath bomb! Glow in the dark and packed with CBD and essential oils, discover unparalleled relief while you kick back and relax. Proceeds from Kush Queen Pride Products will be used to positively impact the lives of the LGBTQ+ community. Check out your local cannabis dispensary to see what they have in stock! 

 

Recreate 

At Recreate, they are honored to give back to the LGBTQ+ community with each purchase. Their Proud Partners this year are two amazing organizations. One is Equality California which sets out to advance civil rights and social justice to institutions of power in California as well as across the United States. The other is One Colorado, which is the state’s leading advocacy organization dedicate to advancing equality for LGBTQ Coloradans and their families, lobbying the General Assembly, the executive branch, and local governments on important topics such as safe schools, transgender equality, relationship recognition, and LGBTQ+ health and human services. 

When you purchase one of these two great products from Recreate, one dollar from each purchase gets donated toward the aforementioned organizations. If you love a cannabis beverage, you need to check out their blueberry mint acai sparkling elixir. It’s a limited edition product but doesn’t make it limited in quality. With 2.5 mg of CBD and 2.5 mg of THC in each can, you’re sure to experience a refreshing beverage and an energized high, perfect for getting into the Pride spirit. 

Don’t forget to grab a package of mixed fruit gummies! These make the perfect addition to any Pride festivities, as they are invigorating and uplifting. Fast-acting and with 10mg of CBD and 10mg of THC in each pack, you’re definitely going to enjoy this delicious and easily portable treat. 

 

Rainbows Are So Much More

Sometimes, with Pride Month, marketing and branding can be a little deceptive. Who is really giving back to the community in need, and who is simply using the rainbow flag as a means to scoop up business from LGBTQ+ patrons? We hope this list has proven to be insightful and made you aware of some of the wonderful companies out there who are truly partnering to make a difference. 

This Pride Month, spark up, roll up, or drink up – we have a lot to celebrate! The work may not be done, but hopefully, with the proceeds given to all of these incredible organizations, we can continue to make headway into changing the lives of the LGBTQ+ community for the better. 

 

The Best Cannabis Products to Get the Best Bang for Your Buck

Woman standing on deck near water smoking marijuana

Woman standing on deck near water smoking marijuana

 

When it comes to choosing cannabis products, there is a variety to go by, especially now as more and more states roll out legislation to legalize the usage of marijuana. Becoming educated on what is out there and available is extremely important, as we all want to get our hands on not only the best quality products but to make sure we are getting a good deal in the process. 

That being said, this can be an overwhelming and daunting task if you’re new to the world of cannabis or even if you are more seasoned but are simply looking to branch out and try some new products. We want to help curb any sort of overwhelming and make things a bit easier. After all, if you’re not having fun, what’s the point?

Below are some great brands that From The Earth carries that are sure to keep you high without putting a massive dent in your wallet.

 

The Quickest Effects

Depending on the type of high you’re after, different products have different effects. Some even take longer than others to process through the bloodstream. For example, smoking or vaping is the quickest way to get high and take only minutes to start feeling. But when it comes to edibles, they have to go through the digestive tract first, so any effects can take 30 or more minutes. Be wary when first trying an edible since they do take a bit to process. Don’t continue to consume past the recommended dose otherwise, you may end up feeling too high and having a less than desirable experience.   

If smoking or vaping isn’t for you, try other fast-acting products such as tinctures that you can put directly under your tongue or mix into teas or drinks. Some even prefer to use patches that can be added directly to your arm or shoulder blade, which is a simple but effective method.  

 

Outlitt

The Outlitt is your destination for bulk flower at the lowest price possible. Outlitt products are sourced from multi-generational farmers in humboldt county who have cultivation running through their blood. They utilize natural, eco-minded growing practices to produce the best version of the plant. They currently offer $110 half ounces and $200 full ounces out the door! All Outlitt flower is harvested at its optimal maturity to yield potent hand-trimmed buds with a spectrum of medical benefits, diverse flavor profiles, unique aromas, and free of any harmful substances. You can find Outlitt flower exclusively at any From The Earth location. . 

 

Shift

If you are a savvy shopper who wants a high-quality product at an affordable price, look no further than Shift brand products. They offer a wide selection of hand-crafted vapes and premium flower. Shift prides itself on providing you with some of the states most sought after genetics at an affordable price. Next time you are at From The Earth know that picking up one of these from the shelves is never a bad bet. 

 

Lime

The options from Lime come with several choices outside of just cannabis flower. If vaping is your preferred method of consumption, be sure to check out the quality cannabis located in their premium line of cartridges. Available in nine different flavors, each offers a rich flavor and a prime high. Some of their vapes are even rechargeable! 

 

Cresco

Cresco brings a huge assortment of products to the table, from flower to cartridges and even edibles. No matter what you’re after, this brand offers not only affordability but also, a diverse lineup of quality products to choose from. Extracts are a great way to get more for your money, as they tend to be highly concentrated, allowing you to take the dose that you want. They have several good options, including a Sativa strain and a hybrid strain

 

Kushy Punch

Edibles and gummies are growing in popularity, as not only are they delicious and fun to use, but they’re easy and convenient. From the lineup at Kushy Punch, their products are inexpensive but feature an array of choices. 

With strains of Sativa, Indica, or a hybrid blend, each one comes with a different type of high and side effects. For a sugar-free choice that leaves you with a long-lasting high, check out their Sativa gummies. Their Indica gummies can bring such benefits as a good nights’ rest and help with minor aches and pains. Or, for the biggest punch of all, be sure to check out their Private Reserve, made using a hybrid strain intended to knock you out within an hour.

 

Jetty

Another great brand for vaping and extracts is Jetty. Some of the noteworthy products by this manufacturer include the unique Lionheart Unrefined extract, made from a Jamaican strain of Sativa guaranteed to bring a clean, quality high. Or for a fun product featuring a high as iconic as its name, the Pineapple Express pod is a cartridge that lives up to its hype and is certainly worth the price.

 

Close up of mans hand holding a joint

Dispensary Focused on Value 

While this is not a cumulative list of all the great cannabis products for sale at From The Earth, it does cover many bases and popular brands. However, nothing can compete with browsing the easy-to-use shopping function on the website, which has a user-friendly navigation system and allows customers to filter by all sorts of attributes, including brands, classifications, categories, and more! There, you can browse through thousands of different products online that feature detailed and informational descriptions. And don’t just take our word for it – take a moment to read over customer reviews and see what they have to say about a particular product you have your eye on. This will also help provide an accurate picture to make sure you’re getting the most out of your money. 

Plus, From The Earth is a recreational cannabis dispensary that is focused on value, giving customers the most bang for their buck in all aspects, including free curbside pick and even delivery on thousands of in-store products. Of course, if you have questions, you can always come in and speak with a member of our knowledgeable and helpful staff. After all, helping you achieve your best quality high is their goal, too! 

How it All Started: The History Behind 4/20

Group of friends sitting at the beach smoking marijuana

Group of friends sitting at the beach smoking marijuana

 

The story behind the iconic term ‘420’ has changed hands many times over the years. Like every legend passed down, it has been prone to modifiers, exaggerations, and theories. While some believed that it was to denote the number of chemicals in cannabis, others believed it was in reference to Bob Dylan’s song, “Rainy Day Women No. 12 & 35”. The refrain featured an infamous line, ‘Everybody must get stoned’, with 12 multiplied by 35 equaling to 420. 

While these tales are fun and are certainly good guesses, it is quite a ways off from the truth. The real answer? It all began with five Californian teens who used to hang out against a wall outside of San Rafael High School. This meeting spot earned the teens the nickname, ‘The Waldos’.

 

The Waldos

In the fall of 1971, the Waldos had learned about a former Coast Guard member who had planted some cannabis but could no longer tend to the crop. The five friends set out armed with a treasure map, rumored to have been given to them by the Coast Guard member himself, in search of the cannabis plants. Each day after school and practice, as they were all athletes, they met up at 4:20 p.m. by the Louis Pasteur statue on school grounds. The Waldos would pile into a car and smoke some weed, all while scouring around Point Reyes Forest, doing their best to follow the instructions on the map.

 In an interview with the Huffington Post, one of the original five, Steve Capper, said that they would remind each other in the hallways to meet up at 4:20. It began as ‘4:20-Louis’, but eventually, it was shortened to just ‘4:20’. While they never did find the elusive crop, they did inadvertently coin a term that would become an international trademark for weed enthusiasts everywhere. 

 

The Grateful Dead

So, how did a secret code used to denote a meeting spot for teens transform into what is it today? Look no further than the rock band, the Grateful Dead. 

The Waldos and the Grateful Dead were intertwined on several levels, both hailing from California. One Waldo member’s dad managed the band’s real estate, another had an older brother who was good friends with ‘Dead’ bassist Phil Lesh. One time, when some of the Waldos were hanging out backstage at a ‘Dead’ concert, someone handed over a joint and said, ‘hey, 420’. This triggered it to spread around the music community, passing around much like the joints they shared.

Marijuana joints rolled next to cannabis buds

From Slang to Sensation

In 1990, Steven Bloom, who worked as a reporter for  ‘High Times’, was attending a Christmas concert in Oakland, California. One of the bands playing was, of course, Grateful Dead. When wandering around through the crowd, he was approached by a ‘Deadhead’ who handed him a flyer as a means of invitation. The man said, “we are going to meet at 4:20 on 4/20 for 420-ing”. Bloom wrote about this encounter in his article, and because of this,  ‘High Times’ undoubtedly helped launch the slang term into a cultural movement that is still celebrated to this day. 

 

A Cause for Celebration

Now that we’ve covered the history of one of our favorite holidays, it’s time to focus on what it’s all about: the consumption of cannabis products. At your local recreational cannabis dispensary, you can find a variety of products for purchase, regardless of how you prefer to partake. From cannabis-infused edibles to high-grade cartridges, From the Earth has a wide variety of quality products for every type of consumer.

 

Safety First

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the large public events and celebrations are being postponed or withheld another year. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t find a way to participate in festivities. A popular option is utilizing video chat, such as Zoom, Google Hangouts, or even just FaceTime. Pick a theme, play your favorite tunes, and enjoy spending quality time with some of your favorite people, all in the safety and security of your own home.

Another great way to celebrate 420 is at From the Earth. Stop in-store or place an online order and select delivery or curbside pickup. We understand that many of our customers still feel more comfortable with minimized contact, and we are happy to bring you this feature at all of our locations. Start adding products to your cart today to enjoy your 420 festivities and beyond!

 

Entertainment & Activities

If your staying-at-home plans don’t include a video chat, there are still a multitude of other activities that you can enjoy. A great option is watching some of your favorite 420 centric films or TV shows. They could be about cannabis, such as the Seth Rogen classic, ‘Pineapple Express, or binge-watch the critically-acclaimed Showtime series ‘Weeds’. Or they can simply be your favorite comfort show – after all, this holiday is all about celebrating your way!

If you’re someone who enjoys cooking or baking with cannabis, make sure you check out this recipe for cannabutter, a staple for DIY edibles. Or this recipe for edibles brownies, a secret shared by Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg themselves. 

Or, for the person who would like to spend some quality time alone without any of the DIY, consider taking a relaxing dip with a soothing CBD bath bomb or taking a bite out of a cannabis-infused chocolate bar for a real treat. If smoking isn’t your preferred method of consumption, no worries at all! Cannabis is meant to be enjoyed in many different ways.

So no matter what your 420 looks like, or how you choose to celebrate, just make sure you make the Waldos proud and honor the tradition they started all the way back in 1971, making this year the 50th anniversary of the holiday. Smoke, bake, eat, just make sure it’s cannabis-related, and you’re all set for an excellent time! 

 

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