What to Expect Your First Time at a Cannabis Dispensary

From The Earth cannabis dispensary in Hanover, MI staff member with customer

From The Earth cannabis dispensary in Hanover, MI staff member with customer

The first time you walk into a cannabis dispensary in Hanover, MI with your medical marijuana card, you might have a few questions or concerns. Thanks to long-standing stigmatization around cannabis, you may even feel like you’re doing something wrong or may even find the very idea of entering a little bit intimidating. 

While that feeling is understandable and even normal, we don’t want you to feel that way! A cannabis dispensary should be a welcoming and inviting place that is both informative and free of judgment. However, no matter what, it is still best to be prepared prior to walking in the front door. 

So what exactly should you expect and what do you need to do to prepare? Let’s find out!

 

Expect to be Carded

Every time you walk into a dispensary, whether you are barely 21 or are pushing 70 and bear a striking resemblance to Bernie Sanders, you’re going to need to have your state-issued ID ready. Staff members are going to need to look at it the very moment you walk in the door, and they may even ask to see it again at the register when you go to finalize your purchase. This is normal! So keep your ID somewhere that it is easily accessible. 

If you live in a state where cannabis is legal but approved only for medical use, make sure you have your medical marijuana card ready as well as your state-issued ID. Once again, you are likely going to have to show it again at the register when checking out. Even if you become a ‘regular’ around your favorite dispensary, it is absolutely necessary to bring your ID and/or medical card with you each and every time.

Some dispensaries service both. For example, at our cannabis dispensary in Hanover, Mi, we welcome medical patients as well as adult recreational users. 

 

Do a Little Research

Whether it is through word of mouth and personal recommendation by a friend or by browsing through reviews on the internet, it’s important to do a little research before choosing a dispensary. If you have friends who smoke, make sure to check in with them. Do they have a favorite spot or budtender? Why do they recommend this shop? Likes or dislikes? 

If you don’t have a personal reference to go by, that’s okay! Hop online and read through various customer reviews. If there is one thing you can say about the internet, it’s that people have no problem being honest on it, especially when leaving reviews. Be sure to read through to look for a few important things, such as how many stars or likes does the establishment have? Are the staff typically credited as being helpful and patient and willing to answer questions? What about the selection of products, are they affordable and fairly priced? These are just a few things to keep in mind.

 

Wait a Minute

In the medical market, you may be asked to wait outside in a lobby or sitting room before going into the main part of the dispensary. Oftentimes, only one customer is permitted back. If this happens, it’s perfectly normal and is important for protecting patient privacy. While you’re waiting, don’t just scroll aimlessly through social media. Try to make the most of your time by browsing through the shop’s products, or preparing any questions you may have in order to expedite the process.

Due to COVID-19 practices, even some recreational stores may only permit a single person or a very small number of customers in at a time as a way to encourage social distancing. Again, if this is the case, take advantage of your downtime and prepare in advance to expedite the process once you’re inside.

 

Ask Questions! 

Whether it’s your first visit or your hundredth visit, if you have a question, just ask! Here at From The Earth, cannabis dispensary in Hanover, MI, our staff is happy to assist you, and we are chock-full of knowledge on all of our products, ranging from CBD to THC and more. If there is something specific you’re after, please share that information. After all, we want you to leave our store with the best product for you. There is a reason you’re coming in today, and we want to hear it!

For example, if you’re on the hunt for a gummy to help you with joint pain? Let us make a recommendation! If you’re trying to find the perfect strain to get you energized and inspired? We totally have an answer for that. 

No matter what, don’t be embarrassed! We are so excited to help you along every step of the way. And don’t fret – our budtenders have heard it all. 

From The Earth Cannabis Dispensary in Hanover, Michigan counters, store

Look, but Don’t Touch

In most medical-only cannabis dispensaries, you will be permitted to look at the product, but you won’t be allowed to touch it yourself, especially when it comes to bud or flower. Your budtender is there to handle it for you, and can answer any questions you may have. You can certainly look at it up close, but won’t be able to touch it until after it’s been purchased. 

 

Don’t Feel Pressured

If for some reason, you don’t feel like making a purchase today, that’s okay! We understand. Buying cannabis is something totally new for you, and maybe you were just popping in to do a little research and get your bearings or check out the atmosphere. No matter what, you are always welcome to leave, though we hope you’ll come back and see us again soon! 

 

Take a Moment to Reflect

After your first visit, take a moment to reflect on how it went. What did you like about the atmosphere? Did you feel welcome? Was the staff helpful? Were you honest with your questions, needs, and concerns? 

After you’ve considered these questions, visit the cannabis dispensary’s website and leave an honest review about your experience. After all, this will be the roadmap that will be a guide for future beginners, as well as a helpful tool for the dispensary’s staff. 

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. 

 

11 Cannabis Gifts Perfect for Any Dad

Older man standing in kitchen smoking cannabis flower with bong

Older man standing in kitchen smoking cannabis flower with bong

Father’s Day is coming up on June 20th! With Dad’s special day right around the corner, shopping for him can be a little difficult sometimes. This year, ditch the novelty tie or home renovation store gift card and give him something we know he’ll really love – something from your local cannabis dispensary

If you’re not sure where to start, use our guide below to find the perfect product for every type of dad. From the canna-curious, to the vegan, to the dad on the go, you’re bound to find something he’ll love (& hopefully share)! 

 

Canna-curious:

If your dad is someone who is interested in getting into the world of cannabis but hasn’t had a lot of exposure, something practical and simple is a great place to begin. We recommend Care by Design’s 18:1 refresh drops.

This tincture is powerful and potent, working together with the combined forces of THC and CBD to deliver wellness to both the body and the mind. Whether he’s a novice or a pro, this product is great for soothing the occasional life stress that pops up. Pair this gift with your dad’s favorite tea and tell him to kick back and relax – he deserves it, after all! 

 

Newbie: 

A great product for anyone new to the cannabis scene are Kiva Confections’ Petra Mints. Specially made using a precise blend of California-grown cannabis, green tea matcha, and peppermint extract, these mints are a delicious treat for Dad. Each piece is 2.5mg microdose so he won’t feel overwhelmed if it’s his first time trying cannabis. Discreet, easy to carry, and extremely flavorful make for the perfect combination for any dad to enjoy!

 

Edible lover: 

Gift your dad the delicious taste of summer with Camino’s Watermelon Lemonade gummies. For any edible lover, this product is a real treat, combining a synergistic blend of Sativa and Indica. Rich flavors, such as juicy watermelon and tart citrus, come together to create an edible that is equal parts delicious and refreshing. For the dad who loves to hit the pool or the beach, you’ll definitely earn brownie points with this gift!

 

Flower Guy:

If your dad is a bit old-school and prefers to enjoy cannabis in its truest form, don’t miss out on giving him some quality flower. Our topic pick is Shift’s Lemon Spice – a pre-packed Sativa 8th that is known to increase focus as well as creativity. Native to Salmon Creek, it carries a refreshing citrus aroma and tastes just like Smarties candy. Don’t forget to include some rolling papers and a fun, kitschy lighter! 

 

Beer Fanatic: 

No beer is made equal and any dad who is a brew fanatic will tell you that for themselves. For this Father’s Day, step up your gift-giving game by delivering a classic with a twist. A new product on our shelves is Pabst Blue Ribbon’s Lemon Seltzer, only this particular beverage is packed with 5mg of THC in each can. Combine the best of both worlds by offering up this tasty and refreshing beverage. Who knows – maybe he’ll even be grateful enough to share!

 

Vegan:

If your vegan dad is tough to shop for, look no further than a cannabis dispensary! Here at From The Earth, one of our highlighted products is the Sour Watermelon Fruit Chews by Smokiez. All-natural and vegan-friendly, this edible offers a sweet & sour watermelon flavor packed into a satisfying texture. These gummies provide a calm and euphoric high that will have Dad launched into a blissful state. To keep the gift going, add a little CBD oil for your dad to take alongside this great product to elongate the high. 

 

Man walking outside in glasses smoking cannabis blunt

On the go: 

Dads are busy guys! They are constantly moving, bouncing from one task to the next. Reward the busiest dude you know with a cannabis gift that is portable, disposable, and discreet. DIME’s 500mg disposable vape offers all the potency and power that’s perfect for Dad’s on the go. With a sleek design, it can fit perfectly inside a pocket or a bag. 

 

Who is looking to relax: 

We could all benefit from a little more rest, and if your dad needs a little help catching some Zzz’s, we recommend a tincture by Dreamt For Sleep. This sleep shot offers up all-natural, restorative sleep in an effective and affordable dropper. Designed for helping the consumer not only fall asleep but stay asleep throughout the night, increasing REM and deep sleep. What better gift to unwrap than a little extra rest in a bottle? 

 

Everyday Consumer: 

If your dad is a cannabis pro, and you’re not sure what to get the guy who has everything, look no further than a full ounce jar of Outlitt’s Carmel Cream. A pre-packed hybrid flower covered with gorgeous trichomes that make them look like a bite-sized bit of sugar-coated candy, Caramel Cream really earns its name. Sweet, aromatic, with hints of skunk and spice, let dad light this up and veg out to his favorite movie. When he comes unglued from the sofa, he will be sure to say thank you! 

 

Who needs some pain relief: 

As we age, our bodies become a little worn out and rundown. Unfortunately, dads are no exception to this rule. However, we can help! Provide the dad in your life with a little relief by giving him a container of Papa & Barkley CBD balm. This award-winning product is proven to provide targeted pain relief when applied to affected areas. Applied directly to the skin, it is non-psychoactive and does not enter the bloodstream. 

 

Has a sweet tooth: 

If you don’t have time to bake something up yourself, or you’re simply just not gifted in the kitchen, but you know your dad loves sweets, make sure to pick up a bag of Familia brand Churoo Krispies! Combining the effects of THC with Rice Krispie balls baked to perfection and coated in a rich layer of cinnamon and brown sugar, these are sure to be a hit. At an affordable price, it’s easy to snatch up a bag or two and keep dad stocked up for a bit.  

 

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! 

 

How to Cook with Cannabis

Hand stirring cookie dough with chocolate chips and marijuana leaves around bowl
Hand stirring cookie dough with chocolate chips and marijuana leaves around bowl

Before we hop into how you can cook with cannabis and somethings you want to consider when doing so, it’s first good to know why you might want to try making edibles. Sure you may have tried a bunch of other cannabis forms like vaping, topicals, and blunts, but when your body digests a cannabis-infused edible, you get a completely different experience. 

An edible may take a bit longer for the effects to kick in, sometimes around 30 minutes to a few hours, but when it does, it’s a euphoric feeling. When you ingest an edible it has to pass through your liver which then has to break down and metabolize the delta-9 THC into 11-hydroxy-THC which hits harder than any other form of marijuana.

Another great reason for learning how to make your own cannabis-infused oil for cooking recipes is that you will save money in making your own edibles. If you find that you are always buying premade cannabis items like cookies and candies, why not try making some on your own?

When it comes to cooking with cannabis there are many ways to go about it. You can use tinctures, which is easy, but not as fun, and can get pretty costly down the line if you like to cook with marijuana often. Or you can make your own cannabis-infused oil or butter, which can go a long way. However, there are some things to consider when making your own cannabis-infused oils for cooking. 

Know Your Strain

Like any marijuana item, everything affects you a little differently. So before you get started, think about how you want your final product to affect you or your guests, if you intend to make something to share with others. Do you want something high in CBD for a relaxing feeling? Maybe you want an energetic Sativa to boost your mood and get you feeling more productive? Or are you thinking about curling up on the couch with a sedative-inducing Indica? 

However you are feeling, just make sure you get the strain you want before moving forward with your oil. A good rule of thumb is to pick a strain that has low THC levels, something that you might use to vape that is around 10-15% THC. As for the amount of cannabis you use, an ounce is usually good enough, but it is up to you. 

Also, make sure that the strain you use is a rich terpene profile to get the most health benefits out of your oil. 

Wooden table with rolling pin and cookie dough with marijuana leaf cut out

What Are you Using to Make Your Oil?

When it comes to making the oil or adding your marijuana to your food there are a couple of ways you can go about it. As mentioned previously, an easy way to get what you want is to buy a tincture and add that into your mix. It’s easy to do but can get pricey. 

Making your own oil out of a flower, stems, trims, or flower that has already been vaporized (ABV), is a common way of making your own oil. One big thing to make sure of is that you completely dry out your flower or stems before adding it to your oil. 

You Won’t Know Your Dosage

One downside to making your own edibles and edible oil is that you won’t know the dosage of your final product. Sure, you will know how much marijuana you used to make it, but that doesn’t that mean you know the exact amount of oil that is in each piece. 

You might make a batch of brownies and eat one and not feel a thing while your friend had one and is over the moon. What could have happened? You probably didn’t mix your batter well and the oil was unevenly distributed. When mixing the oil make sure you mix it very, very well. This will help to get an even amount of cannabis oil throughout your mixture and help with even dosages. 

Another thing you can do to test the potency of your oil is to try a little bit before adding it to your mixture. Take a ¼ or ½  a teaspoon for yourself as a personal dose and add it to your food or drink. Sit on it for about an hour and see how it affects you. Then you can use that as a baseline when adding the oil to your mixture for your food. 

Hand adding drops from tincture to pasta

What Type of Oil Are you Mixing With?

The type of oil you mix your cannabis with can make a big difference in taste. You want to aim for a high-fat oil like coconut or canola oil. Just be aware that canola oil has a higher smoking/boiling point than coconut oil. 

When infusing your cannabis with the oil, you want to submerge it in the oil and keep it at a consistent heat. There are many different ways of doing this. Some people like to use a saucepan, and with doing this you have to make sure you keep an eye on it. You don’t want it to get so hot that you scorch your cannabis but you want it to be hot enough for the cannabinoids to infuse with the oil. Use a thermometer and try to keep it around 160-200 degrees Fahrenheit. 

You can also use a slow cooker which has a little less maintenance to it but you always want to keep an eye on it. This is also much easier to set temperature-wise as you can go low and slow. 

Another method is using the oven, also a slow and steady method but requires a little more from you. You want to heat the oven to 245 degrees, cook for about 30 – 40 minutes and stir the buds every 10 minutes. 

Now that you know how to use cannabis to make your own cannabis-infused oil and some things to keep in mind when making it, what will you make first? Don’t forget to stop by your local From The Earth dispenser to pick up a few flowers to get your recipe started. With so many strains, flavors, and degree of potency, you’ll be using cannabis oil for every meal!

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Because of the purported medical benefits of marijuana, many are questioning why the legalization of cannabis took so long. While the ‘just say no’ attitude of a reluctant older generation blocked marijuana’s acceptance for decades, the industry is quickly realizing that many of today’s senior citizens are just as interested in cannabis as their grandchildren.

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From The Earth on New Years

Seven cannabis dispensaries there will be able to start selling pot to California adults Monday morning — and they’ll be the only such shops open for business in the Greater Los Angeles area.

Permits for those shops were issued over the weekend as state and local officials, and cannabis business owners, sprint toward the opening of California’s legal cannabis market.

As of Friday afternoon, the state had issued 47 permits for recreational marijuana retailers, and two shops in West Hollywood were the only ones in Greater Los Angeles. Those shops, plus a third West Hollywood dispensary licensed over the weekend, won’t open until Tuesday.

That makes Santa Ana the only New Year’s Day option, unless buyers are willing to trek to San Diego or the Palm Springs area, where several shops are licensed to begin recreational sales on Monday.

Dope Magazine : FTE is Classy & Exclusive

The City of Santa Ana collective, From the Earth, offers visitors the ideal trifecta of services. With a welcoming environment, knowledgeable staff and superior products, it is a must see and smoke.

From the Earth opened about seven months ago, with co-owners Jayson and Kintu. Dave, one of the shop’s general managers, spoke to DOPE about their goal of creating an environment mimicking nature.

From The Earth, view of the front counter

“We were going for an all-natural look and feel,” Dave shared. “We tried really hard to use just organic materials. Wooden floors lay throughout. There’s a hanging garden and a 30-foot-tall ceiling with a painted mural of the sky.”

Friendly and intelligent staff members greet visitors throughout the clean and comfortable store, with a focus on one-on-one service. iPads are available for taking orders as well. Plenty of parking is another plus here, assuring your visit is smooth and stress-free.

The products offered are stunning, as the collective aims, “to be like Whole Foods when it comes to product selection.” Seek and one shall find vape pens, topicals and a variety of edibles such as ice cream, bacon breakfast cereal and, “everything you can possibly imagine,” Dave explained. The collection of concentrates is also impressive, and each and every strain and concentrate is sent out for testing. Some of their strains are also exclusive—found nowhere else.

From The Earth Team
From The Earth Team

“We have a refrigerator that is just filled with concentrates,” Dave told DOPE. “We have our own in-house concentrates. I would guess that our dispensary has the largest selection of solvent-free concentrates in all of Orange County. With our solvent-less extracts, we are killing it down here. No one has the fridge that we have.”

Each staff member was carefully selected, in order to recommend precise product fitting for each customer’s unique needs. “We have a couple of them who are Stephen Hawking-level experts,” Dave joked. “We have training seminars when we bring in all the budtenders—in order to be constantly educated and giving the right information. Overall, we are very focused on assisting each person with their unique needs.”

From the Earth is a city and state licensed collective, measure BB compliant. Located at 3023 S. Orange Ave. Santa Ana, CA. https://fteoc.com/.

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