The 7 Key Signs That You Have Found a Quality Cannabis Dispensary

An outdoor sign for a cannabis dispensary

An outdoor sign for a cannabis dispensaryAs cannabis makes headway in becoming legalized in more states, many people are interested in checking out dispensaries for the very first time. While this is certainly a good thing, if you are new to the world of cannabis, it might seem overwhelming. After all, you want to make sure you are purchasing quality products from a reputable business. This will help to bring about peace of mind while initially giving cannabis a try. 

Here at From The Earth, we believe knowledge is power and education is the root of having a good experience with cannabis. Today, we want to outline some of the key traits that any quality cannabis dispensary should have so you know exactly what to look out for. Plus, we want to take a moment to talk about our Santa Ana marijuana delivery services. Keep reading to learn more!

 

Trait #1: Friendly and Knowledgeable Staff

When you enter a cannabis dispensary for the first time, you should feel welcome to ask any questions that you might have. If you are talking to an employee and they seem disinterested or impatient, don’t hesitate to walk out and take your business elsewhere. Any reputable business will employ friendly and knowledgeable staff that will help you find the best product for you. 

Budtenders will also know what kind of questions to ask you as well. For example, they might inquire about what type of high you are after, such as a head high instead of a body high. They will also work to narrow down strains, flavors, and even product types. Every cannabis experience is not one size fits all. By the time you leave the dispensary, you should feel confident about your decision and the purchases you made.

 

Trait #2: Many Product Options

Long gone are the days where weed is just weed. In fact, many cannabis enthusiasts don’t even smoke. There are tons of options out there, including edibles, tinctures, beverages, vapes, topicals, and more! Once again, when you walk in and see all the different packages, try not to feel overwhelmed. 

As we mentioned above, everyone has different preferences. While you might enjoy a chocolate bar that gives you pain relief and a body high, another patron might want to smoke a vape that has a fruity flavor and offers up a quality head high. Regardless of what you choose, all are great options! Any quality cannabis dispensary will have a multitude of products to choose from. 

 

Trait #3: Different Locations

Driving to a far away location to get cannabis? In this economy? No way! Gas prices are high enough as is, and you deserve to shop somewhere that is conveniently located. At From The Earth, we have multiple franchise locations in various states. In California, our Port Hueneme and Santa Ana locations are easily accessible with new locations coming soon!

While a convenient location shouldn’t be the sole deciding factor when choosing a cannabis dispensary, you understandably don’t want to make a long trek to find what you need. However, once you find a spot that you really like, it will always be worth the trip!

 

Trait #4: Loyalty Programs

Loyal customers deserve to be recognized and kept in the loop regarding events, specials, and coupons. If a cannabis dispensary really values their customers, they won’t just talk about it – they’ll be about it! That is where something like a loyalty or rewards program comes into play. While it likely looks different at each dispensary, some place where you can earn points or credit towards future purchases is a huge bonus.

Here at From The Earth, we do feature a customer loyalty program! For every dollar you spend, you accrue one point. There are special promo days where you can earn double and even triple point bonuses as well! Once you have earned 500 points, take $10 off your next purchase. Or you can save up points for even bigger rewards. Plus, loyalty program customers get 15% off on their birthday. 

Trait #5: Discounts and Specials

Even for those who aren’t reward members, most cannabis dispensaries will have other discounts available. Some of the most common ones include senior or veteran discounts. At From The Earth, we don’t just stop there. Because we recognize that many customers utilize cannabis for medical purposes, we also offer specific discounts for that as well. 

For example, at our Santa Ana location, those with a medical or disability need receive a 10% discount. Chronic pain patients get 20% off. And for those battling a terminal illness, we offer those customers 30% off. Cannabis should be more affordable and accessible, especially for those with medical needs.

 

Trait #6: Event Days

We believe that cannabis should be fun and is something worth celebrating. Our customers also deserve to have a blast, too! That is why we regularly host customer appreciation days with live music, food trucks, a prize wheel, and of course, various discounts and specials. Around the holiday season, be on the lookout for additional event days, including a ‘Halloweed’ Spooktacular in the fall! 

 

Trait #7: Marijuana Delivery Services / Curbside Pickup

You shouldn’t have to make a trip to the dispensary if you don’t want to! At From The Earth, our Port Hueneme and Santa Ana marijuana delivery services bring your favorite products right to your doorstep. With same day delivery arriving within less than an hour, you can kick back and relax knowing that your weed is on its way! Just hop onto our website and add your favorite selections to your cart. 

If you’ve had a busy day at work and want to make just a quick stop on your way home, you can even choose curbside pickup! This is an easy and convenient way to grab your favorite cannabis products without having to make a trip into the store.

 

Shop From The Earth

So, what are you waiting for? Pop by one of our great From The Earth locations and shop hundreds of great products. Don’t forget to talk to one of our amazing team members if you have any questions. Sign up for our loyalty program while you’re visiting and begin saving right away!

Smoking Cannabis for the First Time? Check Out This Quick Guide for Beginners

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A woman smokes cannabis from a pipeNow more than ever, people are beginning to give cannabis a try. In recent years, it has become extremely accessible, something that you can pick up while out running your afternoon errands in most states. That being said, it is important for beginners to feel comfortable and properly prepared before trying cannabis for the first time. 

Here at our recreational marijuana dispensary in Port Hueneme, we want to take a few moments to outline a helpful guide to provide cannabis newbies with a little bit of insight. Continue reading to learn how you should prepare, what you need to know during, as well as some after effects you might experience.

Before You Smoke

Feeling prepared is going to go a long way in your first cannabis experience! Here are a few things you should do right out of the gate:

Visit a Dispensary 

The first thing that you are going to need is weed. If you don’t know where to start, that’s okay! Simply make a stop by your favorite dispensary, such as one of our great From The Earth locations. There, staff will help you figure out what your wants and needs are. Don’t be afraid to be honest and let them know you’re inexperienced, as their whole job is to provide education

A few questions that they might ask may include the following:

  • Do you know what type of high you are after? A body high or a head high?
  • Do you want to smoke traditionally, or would you prefer to vape?
  • What kind of flavor profile do you prefer?
  • Have you ever tried cannabis before? 

This will help the dispensary team member to determine what might be a good fit for you and can make recommendations from there.

Slow and Steady

Heed our warning: don’t make a rookie mistake of trying to smoke too much at once. After you get home from our recreational marijuana dispensary in Port Hueneme, start slow. Take a few puffs and then wait at least 10-15 minutes. If after that allotted time you don’t feel much, feel free to smoke a little more. Smoking too much too fast can leave you with a bad trip and can be a negative experience.

Stay at Home

When you are high, especially for the first time, you will want to be in an environment where you feel safe and comfortable. It is both illegal and dangerous to drive under the influence of cannabis, so sticking close to home is highly advised. Bonus points if you have a partner or roommate at home with you just in case you need anything. (There is nothing worse than being couch locked and unable to get to the snacks!)

While You Smoke

What should you expect from the smoking experience itself? We’re so glad you asked!

Quick Results

As we talked about briefly above, smoking cannabis yields some pretty fast results. Be prepared for the high to come at you quickly! Once the cannabinoids are inhaled, they pass through our lungs and enter your bloodstream before rushing to your brain. When consuming edibles or tinctures, it can take longer to process through the digestive system. 

Expect Coughing

If you’ve never smoked before, you’re probably going to cough. Cannabis contains moisture, and when it’s burned and breathed into the lungs, it can feel a bit thick. Keep a glass of iced water nearby and take sips in between if you need to! There is no shame in coughing or needing something to soothe the burning sensation. 

For those who have difficulty managing the coughing, it might be better to switch to vaping or using a pipe instead of a joint. These types of devices can help alleviate the burning and make for a smoother smoking experience. As a reminder, remember to consult with your doctor before smoking cannabis if you have a breathing or lung condition. There are a wide array of edible products that might be a better and safer alternative for you!

Enjoy the High

Above all else, enjoy the high! Kick back and enjoy your couch lock. Or, if you are feeling inspired, get up and write or play music or paint. Whatever the high has you feeling, just let it run its course. Be sure to note if you liked this type of high or you might prefer something different. This will help you to determine if this product was the best fit or if you might want to do something different. 

After You’re Done

Now that you’ve finished smoking your cannabis, there are a few things you will want to do:

Don’t Immediately Smoke Again 

How long the high lasts varies from person to person. There are so many different factors to take into account, such as metabolism, body weight, natural tolerance, potency of the products, etc. Your high may last 2 or 3 hours or it could last anywhere from 6-8 hours. Avoid picking up your blunt or pipe and smoking again until you’re sure that the weed has completely run its course. 

Put Everything Away

Make sure to get everything cleaned up and safely store away. This is extremely important if you live with others or have children and pets at home. Plus, this will also keep any product fresh and at its highest quality. 

Wrap Up

Overall, you want to make sure you have a great first experience with smoking cannabis! This will encourage future smoke sessions and make you want to experiment with different strains, flavors, and terpenes. Remember, no one starts off as a cannabis pro! 

If you ever need further assistance or want to shop for more quality products, make sure to stop back into our recreational marijuana dispensary in Port Hueneme. Or, if you would prefer to order online, we also feature curbside pick up as well as same day delivery to a wide radius around our locations. Be sure to visit our website to get more information!

Our Top Product Picks Perfect for the Summer

Three friends smoke cannabis by the beach

Three friends smoke cannabis by the beach

Are you looking for a new cannabis product to help shake up your summer? Just because the 4th of July has come and gone doesn’t mean that you can’t continue to soak up all that the season has to offer! Edible, rosin, flower – the possibilities are nearly endless. 

Here at From The Earth, our team has compiled a list of their favorite product picks that they want you to try. And the best news is that they are available for cannabis delivery in Santa Ana or Port Hueneme! 

 

Almora Farm’s Berry Cream Rosin

Right out of the gate, we know that this flavor is one you will love. After all, who doesn’t enjoy the classic combination of berries and cream? Almora Solventless Live Rosin Concentrate comes to you from one of California’s most trusted brands. To create this incredible product, high quality cannabis buds are flash frozen in an ice water bath to help separate the trichome heads. This allows for the delivery of the powerful cannabinoids and the truest terpene profiles. If you are wanting a relaxing high that won’t quite put you to sleep, then this is the perfect choice for you.

 

From The Earth’s Gummies: Sour Blue Raspberry 

You are never too old to experience a classic summer flavor such as sour blue raspberry. While the taste is sure to take you back to summer days in the sprinkler with a pitcher of bright blue Kool-Aid, thanks to our newest line of gummies, there is an added twist! Dosed with exactly 10mg of THC per gummy, you can expect a delicious and reliable buzz. Plus, thanks to the affordable price, this is the perfect product to share with your friends.

 

Heavy Hitter’s Acapulco Gold

Nothing is more refreshing and works to beat the summer heat like a delicious beverage. This mocktail courtesy of Heavy Hitters takes Cannabis-native Acapulco Gold terpenes and Liquid Trichomes™ and cans them for your convenience. While it is non-alcoholic, it does come packed with 25mg of THC. Don’t forget to chill it before your next party, or you can ever serve it over ice. Either way, this will make an excellent addition to any summer BBQ or trip to the beach.

 

Surplus’ Berry Blitz Shotz

They say big things come in small packages, and well, that certainly applies to this next product! Surplus’ Berry Blitz Shotz combines a generous infusion of 100mg THC as well as a delicious array of berry flavors. Whether you are looking for a low key night binge watching a new series or you are looking for something fun to drink with your friends prior to going out, we know you will want to try Berry Blitz. 

 

CANNABIOTIX’s Garlic Cookies

Don’t worry, we know what you’re thinking: garlic cookies? And all we have to say is yes, garlic cookies. This flower from CANNABIOTIX is bound to become a new age staple as it is a cross between Chemdawg and Forum Cookies. The potent flavors of garlic, onion, and mushroom ensures that it will taste as strongly as it smells. If you are looking for a high that brings about deep sedation and tranquility, then this will be the product for you.

 

STIIZY’s Biscotti

If you are someone who enjoys using a vape, then we suggest purchasing STIIZY’s Biscotti for your next cartridge. This product features an Indica dominant hybrid strain that is great for relaxing and unwinding. This would make the perfect addition to relaxing around a late night bonfire, having a chill night with friends, or reading around the pool.

 

Lucid’s Motorbreath

Wanting something with a little more punch? Lucid’s Motorbreath is a cross between Chemdog and SFV OG Kush, meaning that it brings potency to the table as well as an array of flavors. Citrusy and earthy with notes of fuel, this award-winning strain is a must try. 

Cannabis products displayed outdoors

WYLD’s Sour Cherry Gummies

After taking a long hike, or taking a trip to the beach, you deserve to relax. WYLD’s Sour Cherry Gummies can certainly help you to do just that! This Indica gummy features the refreshing and juicy taste of sour cherries, so be prepared, as it is a bit tart. And the best part? Get it brought right to your door with cannabis delivery in Santa Ana or Port Hueneme. 

 

Papa and Barkley’s THC Rich Balm

Summer activities can take a lot out of you! Sunburns from too much sun exposure, sore muscles from that extra round of beach volleyball, or even aching feet from walking around an amusement park all day. Regardless of what ails you, Papa and Barkley’s THC Balm can help. Apply the balm to the affected area and start to feel relief in minutes. Remember that any cannabinoids are being absorbed through the skin so you won’t have to worry about a psychoactive effect. 

 

Uncle Arnie’s Pineapple Punch

Last, though certainly not least on this list, we have Uncle Arnie’s Pineapple Punch. This product takes the feeling of having your feet up on a tropical island and packs it into a convenient bottle. Loaded up with a 100mg of THC, you can either take sips and pace yourself or pour with a little heavier hand if you want a more potent high. Sit back and enjoy, because it should only take about 20 or so minutes to feel the impact from this beverage.

 

Cannabis Delivery in Santa Ana and Port Hueneme 

In this day and age, you shouldn’t have to sacrifice convenience in order to get the products that you love. It’s not just pizza that can be delivered straight to your door anymore! Thanks to our cannabis delivery in Santa Ana, Port Hueneme, and other surrounding areas, we are able to give our customers their orders in a very efficient and timely manner. 

To do this, simply place your order online and we guarantee you same day delivery! On select products, you can even have your order delivered within the hour. If you are already out and about, we also offer the additional convenience of curbside pickup.

The 10 Best Cannabis Products to Elevate Your Summer Fun

A hand holding up a cannabis nugget in front of a lake

A hand holding up a cannabis nugget in front of a lakeThe sun is out and that means it’s time for summer fun! Surfing, visiting the beach, lounging by the pool, going to concerts, taking hikes on your favorite nature trail – no matter which activity you love, there is a cannabis product that can help to elevate the experience. Continue reading to learn about some of our favorite recommendations and just what is available courtesy of our marijuana delivery services in Port Hueneme!

1.) From The Earth’s Gummies

We are so proud of the fact that we are now creating our own line of gummies! The sour watermelon or sour peach option are both the perfect flavors for summer and the price is extremely affordable. Buy a few packs of our THC gummies to throw in your beach bag or to enjoy while hitting up a music festival. Either way, you will be glad to have these with you.

2.) Mari Y Juana’s Soda

Nothing quenches thirst quite like a cannabis infused soda. If you want to elevate any pool party or backyard BBQ, be sure to pick up a pack of sodas from Mari Y Juana. With a wide variety of flavors to choose from, including pineapple, guava, and tamarindo, you will be sure to find something for everyone. With 10 mg of THC per bottle, you will experience a refreshing drink along with a high sensation.

3.) Care By Design’s Joint and Muscle Cream

Are you sore from a workout, hike, or bike ride? If your favorite summer activity has your body feeling worn out, then it’s time to invest in your recovery. Care By Design’s joint and muscle cream is a great solution to help you recover and bounce back quicker. This Affliction Cream is made with both CBD and THC along with the healing properties of shea butter, aloe vera, and other soothing botanical ingredients. Place your order and get it from our marijuana delivery services in Port Hueneme the same day!

4.) Key Lime Pie Punch Bar

One of the best flavors of summertime is by far key lime pie. But you don’t have to be a pro in the kitchen or spend money at an expensive baker to experience this delightful summer treat. Instead, pick up a Punch Bar from Punch Edibles. Made with a 100 mg of THC per bar, this tasty snack will have you feeling high in no time.

5.) Papa and Barkley’s Releaf Tincture

Green tea drinks and fruit smoothies are two common favorites to enjoy during the summertime. If you’re hanging out on the patio with friends at home or sipping drinks at the poolside, give them a little boost of THC by adding in a few drops from a tincture. This Releaf tincture from Papa and Barkley can help soothe any stress or anxious thoughts and help to create a calming, relaxed state of mind. 

If you are headed to an outing and experiencing a bit of social anxiety, this could also help to go a long way! Tinctures are also great for microdosing, so you can keep that same level head the whole time you are out and about. 

A display of cannabis nuggets and tinctures

6.) STIIZY’s Push Pop

Summer is the perfect time for a push pop – and no, this time we aren’t talking about a beloved childhood ice cream treat. This flower from STIIZY is bursting with flavor, potency, and purity, meaning that you are getting the best quality product and more bang for your buck. It is pre-packed so you are good to go! Roll up into a blunt or pack into a pipe and share with your friends around a bonfire while out camping.

7.) Cannabis Quencher Iced Tea Lemonade

Is there anything more iconic to the summer season than iced tea and lemonade? It goes hand in hand with long days, hot weather, and precious time spent making fond memories with loved ones. Now is the best time to elevate that experience and give it a cannabis twist with Cannabis Quencher’s Iced Tea Lemonade. Grab this delicious beverage to help cool you down and give you the boost you need.

8.) Kiva Confections’ Gummies

Looking to spice up your summer? Then you won’t want to miss out on Kiva Confections’ Pineapple Habanero gummies. Delicious, juicy pineapple meets a peppery kick of habanero to create the perfect product to give you a daytime lift you deserve. Not only that, but these gummies are also gluten free, dairy free, and contain 5 mg of THC per gummy. These will make the perfect companion to a day trip out to the desert.

9.) Georgia Pie Pre Rolls

You don’t have to make a trip down south to enjoy a piece of Georgia Pie. Much like the origin of the name suggests, these pre rolls from Cookies are also great for sharing. With the convenience of a pre roll, this product will be so easy to take with on the go. Plus you can’t beat the peach cobbler flavor with hints of mint and citrus. This product is the perfect choice for boosting your mood and getting you in the summer spirit.

10.) Paradox’s Live Rosin Budder

Are you a fan of bananas? Then it’s high time to pick up Paradox’s Live Rosin Budder. With a THC content of 63.62%, this hybrid strain is sure to become your next favorite rosin budder product. Dab it or add it to a bowl of your favorite cannabis flower for an extra boost to your high!

Marijuana Delivery Services Port Hueneme

Did you find something that you really want to try? As much as we love to see our customers in store, you can skip the line and have your order brought right to your door! Place an order online and get it delivered on the same day. Depending on the time the order is placed and where you live, some deliveries can even be made in under an hour! Now that’s fast.

If you already plan on being out and about, opt for curbside pick up! One of our helpful staff members would be happy to bring your order right out to your car and get you on your way in no time. 

4 Ways That You Can Make Cannabis a Part of Your Daily Wellness Routine

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A young woman doing a yoga pose out on a patioWeed and wellness are two things that go hand in hand and frankly, are just better together. In fact, one of the primary reasons that cannabis is growing in popularity as well as making leaps and bounds in being legalized is due to the many curative properties it is capable of. Wellness is on the forefront of everyone’s mind, especially thanks to the very stressful last two years we have encountered following the pandemic.

If getting healthier and focusing on wellbeing is one of your personal goals that you have set, then we have some information you will want to check out! As one of the best medical marijuana dispensaries in Santa Ana, we want to ensure that you get to feeling your best and utilize cannabis in a way that elevates you to be your best self.

1.) Add Cannabis for a Morning Boost

The first thing that you should note is that cannabis is not one size fits all. While it is often depicted in the media as a way to couch lock and chill out, that isn’t the only type of high you can get from cannabis. There are a huge range of products available on the market, including those that can give you a boost to start your day. Just like any concept in wellness, staying consistent is imperative.

Have you ever tried a tincture before? If not, know that they are very easy to use. Cannabis tinctures make an impactful addition to any beverage, including your morning cup of tea or coffee. Prior to taking it, however, make sure you consider your plans for the day. If you have a lot to accomplish at work or around the house, we suggest opting for a tincture that is more CBD heavy as opposed to THC heavy. This will help you to stay focused as well as cut out anxiety and stress.

2.) Elevate Your Daily Workout 

If working out is a part of your daily wellness routine, cannabis can actually give you a leg up with that, too! Whether you need it before, during, or after, there is a way that cannabis can elevate your workout. Depending on what sort of workout you do, however, determines what cannabis product we recommend.

Yoga and Stretching

A yoga mat, comfy clothes, and a quiet space aren’t the only items we recommend that you bring along with you when you practice yoga. Actually, prior to settling down for your allotted yoga session, we suggest you try taking a few hits from an Indicia vape. The vape will be easier on our lungs than a traditional joint while still providing you with a sense of relaxation and an improved mood.

Cardio and Weightlifting

Headed to the gym to do a more rigorous workout? If cardio and weightlifting are on your agenda, this would be an excellent time to try out something that is CBD based or perhaps even a product with a higher Sativa content. Due to the anti-inflammatory properties of cannabis, you will be able to workout longer and have a better recovery experience.

Rest and Recovery

Speaking of recovery, there are also other cannabis products that can assist with this process! One example of this is Care by Design’s Joint and Muscle Cream that has a 1:1 CBD and THC ratio. That, along with the curative properties of shea butter, aloe vera, and other soothing botanicals will surely aid in your recovery and have you bouncing back quicker than ever before. If that’s not up your alley, there are also other choices such as bath bombs, gummies, and ointments.

CBD oil and stones in a wellness spa setting

3.) Heighten Your Massage Experience

Massages featuring CBD oils are currently trending in the wellness market. This is for a good reason! CBD can actually amplify the effects of a massage, heightening the overall experience and increasing recovery.

Unfortunately though, many people see booking a massage as only a luxury reserved for vacations or special occasions, such as a birthday or anniversary. However, getting a routine massage has a multitude of benefits, including helping with anxiety, headaches, and even some digestive issues. It is important to note that you don’t have to book a professional massage to get the benefits – you just need to buy the right products!

When visiting one of the best medical marijuana dispensaries in Santa Ana, be sure to grab a container of cannabis-infused extra virgin coconut oil. Not only is it wonderful for soothing sore or stiff joints and muscles, but it can also be used to treat skin concerns of all kinds. We know this oil will be your next go-to wellness favorite.

4.) Relax and Meditate

While we talked about yoga above, that is not the only time people can meditate. Actually, meditation and yoga usually are thought of synonymously, however, they do not have to be. Meditation can be any time you set aside throughout the day to reflect, manage your emotions, and become more mindful of the things around you.

If you are new to the concept of meditation, cannabis can be a helpful way to get you started, as it can get you to feel a sense of euphoria and an overall full body high. After all, one of the easiest ways to begin your meditation and mindfulness journey is by becoming aware of your own body and doing a body scan. Take note of any sensations you are feeling. Are your feet heavy? Does your head feel light? Are you cold or hot? While it might seem simple, these are effective ways to measure your mindfulness and eventually segue into more advanced practices.

Shop From The Earth

If you are ready to make cannabis a part of your daily wellness routine, then it’s time to come into one of the best medical marijuana dispensaries in Santa Ana. Our friendly and knowledgeable From The Earth employees are ready to assist you by answering any questions that you may have as well as find the products that are right for you and your needs. Wellness is for everyone, and cannabis can be a great way to help you get on track and meet your wellness goals.

Weed and Warmer Weather: 10 Great Cannabis Products You Need This Spring Break

Young women smoking cannabis on spring break

Young women smoking cannabis on spring breakAt long last, it is time to shake those winter blues and prepare for warmer weather! With spring break going on for many across the country, now is the perfect opportunity to grab your best friends and your favorite cannabis products and just relax. 

Our greenleaf dispensary in Port Hueneme has some suggestions for what to purchase before you go out and hit the beach, the slopes, the skatepark, or whatever venue you find perfect for your spring break festivities. After the stress and craziness of the past several years, it is long overdue that we make the most of our chances for rest and relaxation. 

Keep reading to learn more about the ten cannabis products you need to amplify your spring break! 

 

1.) STIIZY’S Sour Strawberry

If you want to pick up some gummies that are bursting with tropical flavor as well as THC, be sure to add STIIZY’s Sour Strawberry to your cart! These edibles are fast-acting, delicious, and contain 30 mg of THC per piece. If strawberry isn’t your favorite flavor, no worries! They also are available in Blue Raspberry Blast, Caribbean Breeze, and Sour Apple. Because the container is small, it is super easy to toss into your backpack and take with you wherever you go.

 

2.) AbosluteXtracts’s Jack Herer

Are you a vape enthusiast? If so, then you absolutely cannot skip out on this next product! AbosluteXtracts raises the bar – and hopefully your spring break – with their new full-spectrum cartridge. This sativa-dominant, citrus flavored cannabis oil is the perfect choice for when you want to stimulate the mind, get active, and hang out with friends. You are sure to feel a fantastic combination of chill and uplifted, which is the perfect mindset to have when heading into a laid back week!

 

3.) C.A.D.’s Original Green Cream

For those who have planned a sunny and active week of vacation, you might not want to forget to pack C.A.D.’s Original Green Cream. Whether you are hiking on your favorite trails or hitting the beach for some fun in the sun, this potent cream makes the perfect addition to your activities. Great for alleviating pain and soothing discomfort, apply this product to sore muscles, light sun burns, or stiff joints.

 

4.) Almora’s Papaya Punch x Hindu Kush

Pre-rolls are undoubtedly one of the most convenient ways to get high with a group of friends! This particular product from Almora features five masterfully rolled pre-rolls and combines the synergistic forces of Papaya Punch and Hindu Kush. Because these are both Indica strains, the goal for this product is to experience a relaxing, blissful high. If you want to just vibe with friends and have a low-key break binging your favorite series on TV, then this is the best choice for you! As a bonus, the flavor is unmatched, giving you the taste of spring with a fruity, sweet blend.

 

5.) Care By Design’s CBD Drops

For those that are seeking a little relief as they tackle tasks around the house, such as the dreaded annual spring cleaning, then our staff here at the greenleaf dispensary in Port Hueneme highly recommend this product. Care By Design’s tinctures are perfect for putting a few drops under the tongue or mixing into your favorite herbal tea. It can help you find peace of mind during stressful situations, helping you to keep a cool head morning, noon, and night.

 

6.) Alien Lab’s Area 4

You don’t have to embark on an extraterrestrial hunt or UFO spotting trip to experience something out of this world! In fact, all you need to do is add Alien Lab’s Area 41 to your cart. This limited edition flower comes with the perfect combination of cerebral and body effects. Boasting lemon, citrus, fruit, and woody flavors, you know you’re in for a delicious treat. Smoke with friends around a campfire or while playing cards at the cabin – regardless of what you are up to, you’re sure to enjoy this strain. 

A young man smokes weed while out on a hike

 

7.) CQ’s Zero Tropical Mango

Nothing is as refreshing as a cold drink on a warm day. Don’t reach for something run of the mill this spring break, though! Instead, grab CQ’s Zero Tropical Mango. This zero sugar, zero calorie beverage comes with the great flavors of mango and is loaded with a 100 mg of THC. Dose out for mocktails or take sips throughout the day to keep a steady high.

 

8.) Heavenly Sweet’s Cannabutter

Not every spring break has to be about catching thrills or being constantly on the movie! It is meant to be about taking time for yourself and doing the things that make you happy. If you enjoy cooking and baking, we highly suggest purchasing a tub of Heavenly Sweet’s Cannabutter. It will be a sure fire way to enhance anything you whip up, giving it the added bonus of THC.

 

9.) Flav’s Peach Rings

You can’t go wrong with this classic candy! Flavored peach rings were a staple of many individual’s childhoods, and now you can enjoy this fan favorite with an adult spin. Flav’s Peach Rings are loaded with 10 mg of THC and CBD per piece. Just remember to pace yourself when trying a new edible to make sure you don’t over do it!

 

10.) OM Edible’s Lavender Body Oil

When spending all that time out in the sun, don’t forget to pack along OM Edible’s Body Oil! Our skin is our body’s largest organ and it has a tough job of protecting us from the elements. Sun, wind, salt water – these can all take their toll. After you have come inside for the evening, whether it be after a day of surfing, hiking, or floating around your hotel’s pool, apply this oil to your skin to experience its restorative qualities. Or, you can even add it to your bath water for an extra relaxing dip in the tub!

 

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So, what are you waiting for? Amp up your spring break by picking up one (or several!) of these great products! If you don’t have the time to stop by in person, don’t sweat it. Opt instead for our extremely convenient same day delivery service or choose to swing by and do curb-side pick up

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!

The Sweetest Cannabis Products to Give for Valentine’s Day

A heart-shaped cookie with a cannabis leaf

A heart-shaped cookie with a cannabis leafAre you looking to raise your gift-giving game this Valentine’s Day? Skip out on the last-minute flowers, drug store candy, or overpriced jewelry and hand your sweetheart something we know they will really love: cannabis. If you are not sure what they like or where to begin, don’t worry, we won’t leave you high and dry (well, maybe just the latter)! Check out our list of recommended products below.

As an added bonus, these options are all available for cannabis delivery in Port Hueneme. Meaning that if you are slammed at work and can’t get out and about or just need someone to take one more task off of your growing list, you can count on one of our team members to help you out!

STIIZY’s Nano-Enhanced Triangle Gummies

If you are wanting to give your cannabis-enthused partner something that really packs a punch, we suggest adding STIIZY’s triangle gummies to your cart. These are brand new to the STIIZY lineup and feature a fast-acting nanomolecular-enhanced live resin, meaning that you will experience a high quite quickly. While we recommend the Sour Strawberry flavor in the light of the holiday, these are also available in Sour Apple, Caribbean Breeze, Blue Raspberry Blast.

Jeeter’s Infused Pre-roll

Valentine’s Day falls on a Monday this year, which is notoriously the most stressful day of the week. If you are looking for a great way to end the day, we highly recommend Jeeter’s infused pre-roll. Because it is already rolled for you, all you have to do is sit back with your significant other, put on a favorite movie, light up your joint, and spend some quality time together. The Strawberry Shortcake flavor is also delicious and sure to set the mood!

OM’s Rose Body Oil

Few things are as romantic as a nice massage. However, this Valentine’s Day, don’t just bust out the supermarket brand baby oil. Give them a gift they will really love: OM’s Rose Body Oil. This Rose Geranium oil not only smells amazing, but features the health benefits of both essential oils and CBD. If you’re not one for giving massages, you can also add this to a hot bubble bath for them and hand over a glass of champagne, a combination that is sure to earn you a few brownie points!

Kiva Confections’ Chocolate

Perhaps other than a dozen red long stem roses, there is nothing more iconic to Valentine’s Day than chocolate. There are so many different types of chocolates available on the market, too, meaning that no matter where your tastes lie, you are sure to find something that you enjoy. Kiva Confections offers up a variety of flavors, including a smooth and creamy milk chocolate. Or, you can opt for a richer, fuller dark chocolate flavor instead. If you really want to mix things up, try Peppermint Bark instead! Regardless of which one you choose, or if you grab all three, we know that you are giving your loved one a real treat as opposed to a box of chocolates off the grocery store end cap that sort of tastes like they’re filled with toothpaste. 

Heart chocolates and a nugget of cannabis

Almora’s Wedding Cake

You don’t need to run off to the chapel and get married this Valentine’s Day to enjoy a bite of wedding cake! If your significant other enjoys vaping, give them something really sweet with Almora’s Wedding Cake live resin vape cartridge. This product is artfully crafted, featuring 100% live resin that is never refined, meaning that you get the best flavor as well as the best high. At first, you will feel a bit energetic and creative before sinking into a relaxing and calming high. 

Care By Design’s Tinctures

Does your partner enjoy a good cup of tea? Are they someone who scours the spice merchant or tea shops on the quest for the best leaves or are always looking for new ways to enhance their tea-drinking experience? They could even be on the same level as the Queen of England or Levi Ackerman and still appreciate Care By Design’s Tinctures. While they can be used sublingually, a few drops of this tincture will undoubtedly complement their favorite hot beverage, and it would surely beat giving another novelty mug! As an added bonus, these drops are infused with THC and CBD, and are meant to bring about bodily relief and calm the mind. 

White Walker OG

Give a different kind of flower this V-Day with White Walker OG. Yes, this option is still cupid-approved, as it is an excellent choice for the partner who loves to smoke. Rather than wrapping the stems in butcher paper like you might a bouquet, put a little of this in your bong, pipe, or favorite hemp paper rolls for a high that is meant to be euphoric as well as relaxing. If your significant other has struggled with anxiety, sleeplessness, or chronic pain, they are sure to thank you for this treat!

Papa & Barkley’s Releaf Balm

If your significant other enjoys working out, running, or lifting weights, they probably experience the occasional body aches and soreness. This can put a real damper on their training! This holiday, give them something that will really help take their competition to the next level by focusing on recovery. This balm works hard to minimize inflammation and soothe aches and pains by using a specially crafted blend of essential oils and CBD. A thoughtful gift like Papa & Barkley’s Releaf Balm will put a smile on their face and earn you kudos from your partner! 

Cannabis Delivery Port Hueneme

While any of these products are sure to make your sweetheart swoon, don’t feel like you have to rush to our store to do some shopping. If you already know what you need, you can opt for curbside pick up or even same day delivery, bringing your favorite cannabis goodies right to your door.  (Which is sort of like Cupid, only we promise we’ll be wearing pants!) So even if you are in need of these last minute this Valentine’s Day, we here at From The Earth have you covered!

The Top 7 Surprising Health Benefits of Cannabis

CBD and medical cannabis products

CBD and medical cannabis products

For many centuries, cannabis has been used for its medicinal qualities. Dating back to ancient Greece and Rome, as well as parts of the Middle East, the benefits of cannabis have been well-documented. During this time period, it was often used to help with the pain of toothaches and earaches. In fact, some Roman women of elite status even used it to alleviate their labor pains during childbirth. 

In the modern era, you have probably heard of cannabis being used to help cancer patients undergoing chemo to help with depression as well as boost their appetite. Or maybe, you have caught wind about how it aids those who suffer from glaucoma. The U.S. Food and Drug administration has even, in recent years, approved the use of plant-based pharmaceuticals that include cannabis.

Before popping into one the best medical marijuana dispensaries in Santa Ana, you should know about some of the health benefits that cannabis has! Keep reading to learn more. 

 

1.) Get Better Rest at Night

 

Discovering what the endocannabinoid system is capable of was perhaps one of the biggest breakthroughs for cannabis in the past 30 years. It was found that this system is directly responsible for maintaining the body’s endocrine system, which is responsible for regulating the processing of various hormones necessary for functioning effectively. And yes, this includes the hormone that makes sure that you get enough sleep at night!

If you are under a lot of stress and find yourself tossing and turning throughout the night, or unable to actually get a decent amount of sleep, try purchasing products that contain phytocannabinoids. This typically includes both THC and CBD.

 

2.) Manage Chronic Pain

 

Cannabis doesn’t just help you relax – it actually warrants a closer look. Have you ever heard of the endocannabinoid called ‘anandamide’? While it is always naturally present in the body, cannabis actually reacts chemically to the anandamide, which increases the amount in our blood stream. In turn, that allows us to feel less pain. 

So if you or someone you know suffers from chronic pain, such arthritis, migraines, back pain, or perhaps another pain issue, recommend that they stop in one of the best medical marijuana dispensaries in Santa Ana and speak to a staff member about a product that could potentially help. This is also a great option for those who want to stay away from prescription painkillers. 

 

3.) Reduce Anxiety

 

Did you know that roughly 40 million American adults suffer from some sort of anxiety? Not only that, but it can be a symptom of many other types of disorders as well. If you have ever dealt with anxiety, you know just how debilitating it can be. However, thankfully, there is a solution in cannabis. 

If you are wanting to use cannabis as a viable option to help with anxiety, it is important to start off with small dosages and also look in the realm of CBD as opposed to THC. For some folks, getting too high of a dose of THC can make them paranoid or anxious, and this would clearly be counterproductive. 

 

4.) Help with Inflammation 

 

Inflammation is a culprit behind many medical issues, including joint pain, headaches, sclerosis, and even acne. Cannabis can help with this because it is actually also an anti-inflammatory, though for this, it is highly recommended to use something topical rather than a product you ingest. In fact, cannabis may even be helpful due to the positive effect it has on the body’s natural neuropathways.

Something that could really help is a CBD topical gel or lotion, such as this cream from Carter’s Aromatherapy Designs. Not only does it contain CBD, but it also has many other all-natural ingredients, such as coconut oil, shea butter, and lavender essential oil. 

A container of CBD cream

 

5.) Seizure Control

 

If you have spent much time on the internet, you have probably seen videos circulating around that depict a child with seizures receiving treatment from cannabis oil drops or another similar CBD product. Typically, in a matter of minutes, the child’s seizures are dramatically reduced or have stopped completely. Thanks to clear-cut evidence such as this, among other research, the FDA has recently approved the plant-based version of CBD as a method to treat seizures in both children and adults. 

 

6.) Improves the Immune System

 

In the light of the ongoing COVID pandemic, if there is one thing we all have learned, it’s the value of our immune systems. We want to remain as healthy as possible in order to fight illness, disease, and infection. Scientists have looked closely at the CB1 and CB2 receptors of the human brain as well as the immune system. Through this, they discovered that it is actually quite possible that cannabis can help the body retain homeostasis, which in turn, allows us to stay healthy and well.

 

7.) Managing PTSD

 

It is no secret that living with PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, can be a lifelong and often difficult thing to handle. Those who have PTSD tend to suffer from episodes that include flashbacks to their trauma, intrusive memories or nightmares, and even an intense amount of anxiety. This can wreak havoc on a person mentally, emotionally, and even physically. 

In one study conducted in 2014, researchers actually found that CBD helped those with PTSD manage some of their symptoms, including to ease their anxiety and allow them to get better rest at night. If you or someone you love have a hard time managing PTS and its symptoms, stop in to talk to one of our helpful and knowledgeable staff members about a good starter product.

 

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While this is just a few of the health benefits listed, there is actually more to be had with scientists and researchers making new discoveries every single day. There is a reason that cannabis was accepted and approved medically on a wide-scale spectrum first, and that’s because the evidence is clearly there.

Here at From The Earth, we want you to lead your healthiest life – it’s what you deserve! That is why we have stocked our shelves with the highest quality products possible as well as trained our staff to be available to educate and answer any questions you might have. Cannabis has something to offer everyone, and isn’t it high time you felt your best? 

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. 

Low Temps and High Times: The Best Weed and Winter Activity Pairings

A snowboarder smoking weed on the mountain

A snowboarder smoking weed on the mountain

If you think that cannabis is only meant to be enjoyed while lounging at the beach or while hanging out under the summer sun, it’s high time to reconsider. This winter, don’t let pine needle garland and evergreen wreaths be the only greenery you bust out! The staff here at our weed dispensary in Long Beach have come up with the perfect list that features our favorite weed and winter activity pairings, and how you can enjoy both to the fullest.

Keep reading to learn more about how to make the most out of the colder weather!  

 

Snowboarding and Skiing

If you’re looking at hitting the slopes this winter, don’t just grit your teeth and bear through the inevitable soreness and joint pain that comes with this high-impact activity. After all, it’s supposed to be a fun time, and that’s hard to do if you’re focused on joint stiffness and aches! That’s why we suggest making the most of your ski trip by packing Papa and Barkley’s CBD Releaf Patch to your travel bag. 

This slow-release patch is discrete, easy to use, and offers pain relief through the transdermal delivery of full-spectrum cannabinoids. Prior to leaving the ski lodge, put this on any area of concern. This includes the inside of the wrists, biceps, shoulders, back, neck, or ankles. Since it is CBD dominant and non-intoxicating, you can wear it with confidence that you will have a clear head while coming down the mountain. 

Or another great choice is to stick it on once you’re back and cozy in your room. Enjoy a hot shower and then use this patch post-mountain for it’s anti-inflammatory properties. We know you’ll get a good night’s rest with it, too!

 

Sledding

Sledding is another wintertime activity staple. While it probably brings about fun childhood memories of bundling up and meandering out to the closest slope, if you’re hopping into the sled as an adult, we have a way to spice it up: Moxie’s Casper Kush.

Without a doubt, sledding is better with friends and so is getting high. With this live resin cartridge, you’re sure to have a great time. It is formulated from a single extract of THC concentrate and activated with cannabinoids and naturally derived terpenes. 

The best thing about vape pens are that they are discrete, portable, and simple to use, so you’ll have no issue stashing this product in your coat and enjoying it on the slopes. Or you can keep it in your luggage and puff, puff, pass once settled in back at your lodge.

 

Warming Up By the Fireplace

Are you having a campfire out on the deck or just simply curling up by the fireplace in your ski lodge? Either way, if you’re ready to relax and unwind, we know the perfect product to help you chill out, and that’s Cream of the Crop Gardens’ Marshmallow OG. While it sounds like it belongs in a s’more, we recommend rolling it into a joint or smoking it from your favorite piece of glass.

This flower is an indica dominant strain that boasts a lineage of Chem D x Triangle Kush x Jet Fuel Gelato. We know you’ll love partaking in this product after a day of hitting the slopes, as it will leave you feeling warm and relaxed in no time at all. 

Ice Skating 

Whether you stepped out onto the ice and looked like a regular Michelle Kwan, or you stumbled about like a newborn baby deer, you’re bound to be feeling the lingering effects of your time spent ice skating. However, you don’t have to suffer through the pain! Instead, add Care By Design’s 1:1 Pain Cream to your cart.

While it can’t ease the embarrassment brought on by on by too many wipeouts, it can help soothe any bumps and aches left behind. This pain cream is packed with full-spectrum cannabis as well as CBD, THC, and other minor cannabinoids, such as THCa and CBDa. Not only that, it also harnesses the natural healing elements of aloe vera, shea butter, and other botanical ingredients that can help to soothe the body and mind. 

Enjoy without worry, as when applied topically, this cream has no psychoactive effects, regardless of your THC tolerance. When visiting our weed dispensary in Long Beach, we know you will want to add this to your shopping list. 

 

Baking Cookies

Who doesn’t love good holiday treats? This time of year, cookies are all the craze, and making them yourself leaves them tasting all the sweeter! This isn’t your grandma’s chocolate chip cookie baking session, however, and whether you’re in the kitchen with family or friends, we know you will love The Outlitt’s Dragon Viper. 

Roll it up and smoke it or use it in cannabutter for your cookies, no matter what, the possibilities are endless with this cannabis product! This 1 oz jar packs a punch and will be the perfect addition to while whipping up snickerdoodles or making little gingerbread men. 

 

Decorating the Tree

There are few flavors that embody winter like peppermint does, which is why we’ve added Kiva Confections’ Peppermint Bark Chocolate bar to our lineup. This delicious treat pairs flawlessly with decking the halls. After all, what better way to decorate the tree than while high? 

Break out the tinsel and your favorite ornaments while enjoying a bite or two of this delicious product. Made with the finest ingredients, this cannabis-infused chocolate will melt in your mouth and keep you in the holiday spirit. This limited edition holiday flavor will only be available for so long, so add it to your cart while you can!

 

Order Online Today From Our Weed Dispensary in Long Beach

Headed to the mountains and don’t have time to shop around our store? No worries! Try our very user friendly online shopping system. Simply add these great products to your cart, check out, and opt for curbside pick up. Or you can skip the stop by our store all together and go for the convenience of same day delivery

No matter what, let From The Earth be your destination for all things cannabis this winter! 

In Need of a Great Last-Minute Gift? Check Out These Cannabis Must-Haves

A paper bag of cannabis sitting in holiday lights

A paper bag of cannabis sitting in holiday lights

Last minute shopping can be no fun. Long lines, crowded stores, sold out products, and too much holiday music while at the mall can leave you frustrated and burn out. This, however, does not have to be the case for you! If you’re in need of some great items to give to your cannabis-inclined friends and family, you should check out the cannabis delivery from our Port Hueneme location

So what should you stuff those stockings with? What bit of bud should you place under the tree? Keep reading to review a list of the best products we have in stock for this holiday season.

 

Care By Design’s Soft Gel Capsules

Do you have someone on your list who loves to work out and is an exercise enthusiast? Do they often struggle through recovery, though, and are left feeling tired and achy? If so, give them the gift of Care By Design’s Soft Gel Capsules. The 1:1 ratio makes it easy to dose and is still very potent, containing full spectrum cannabis. This product comes in a convenient gel capsule designed to help soothe your body and relax your mind. 

 

Dime Industries’ Bubblegum Kush

Couch lock with your favorite cousin after doing the Christmas dinner dishes and just vibe with Dime Industries’ Bubblegum Kush. The bubblegum flavor blends effortlessly with the OG
Kush extract and creates a both sweet and satisfying experience, making this the perfect dessert flavor to enjoy. As an added bonus, this product is also designed for discreet carry and travel, so take it along with you to your holiday destination.

 

Heavy Hitters’ Lights Out

Odds are high that we all know someone who could use a little more rest each night and is plagued by tossing and turning. For your loved one with this particular issue, give them the 5 pack of Heavy Hitters’ Lights Out. This product uses a powerful combination of CBN and THC to help the body relax and fall asleep faster. What better gift than a good nights’ rest?

 

Sublime Canna’s Grape Ape

With 40% THC potency, Sublime Canna’s Grape Ape makes the best stocking stuffer for the person who loves a strong high. This product is flower-infused with live resin distillate and then rolled in cannabis concentrate. To top it off, it is then generously coated in kief. These pre-rolls are small but mighty and pack a strong punch. 

 

Kiva’s Peppermint Bark

The holidays are notorious for being a time to indulge in sweets and take a bite out of wonderful winter flavors. Few treats are as festive as peppermint, and that’s why we’ve added Kiva’s Peppermint Bark to the lineup. Not only is this cannabis-infused chocolate delicious, but it can help ease the mind and even bring about relief. Skip the gas station candy bar this year and give your loved one something truly good.

 

Care By Design’s Tinctures

Do you have an experienced cannabis user on your nice list? Someone who has been partaking in THC products for so long, that it feels like their tolerance is sky high? If this is the case, then you have to check out Care By Design’s Tinctures. With a 1:1 CBD and THC ratio, this product is sure to be potent enough to get even the most seasoned cannabis user a restful night’s sleep. The 1:1 ratio allows for a balanced feeling with some psychoactivity. 

 

Almora’s Fatso

On the hunt for some flower that won’t break the bank but still packs some power? Then you will want to grab a bag of Almora’s Fatso! This Indica blend has a gorgeous flavor profile of coffee, spice, and herbs, making it the ideal treat for curling up and smoking by the fire. Perfect for easing the mind and hanging with friends, this product is sure to be the present that puts a smile on the receiver’s face.

 

OM’s Rose Body Oil

If there is one piece of advice you take this holiday shopping season, it’s this: ditch picking up those drugstore combination soap and lotion packs that smell artificial and contain toxins. For the skin care enthusiast in your life, there is only one item you should nab this year, and that’s OM’s Rose Body Oil. In this container is the whole package, as the oil can be used to nourish both the body and the hair. Add it to the bath for an at-home spa night! Either way, this is a must-have under the tree.

A festive container filled with cannabis and CBD oil

Big Pete’s Treats Peanut Butter Cookie

This year, don’t leave Santa out some sub-par cookies. Trust us: the big guy is over gingerbread and sugar cookies. It is time to step up the game and switch to Big Pete’s Treats Peanut Butter Cookie. This product is packed with delicious peanut butter as well as THC and CBD. It melts in your mouth and pairs well with a glass of milk, just like St. Nick requested. 

 

AbsoluteXtracts’ Lemon Cake

Have a vape enthusiast on your list? Give them the gift of AbsoluteXtracts’ Lemon Cake. This sativa-dominant hybrid has uplifting cerebral effects. The flavor is great, too, living up to his name with strong notes of citrus. Experience a euphoric relief with this product that features THC distillate cannabis oil and live resin sauce.

 

Get It Delivered!

This holiday season is stressful enough. With all the stores open and operating, the lines are sure to be long and the crowds unbearable. You are already shopping for other people, why not give yourself a gift and opt for delivery instead?

When checking out online, go for cannabis delivery in Port Hueneme! This will save you the headache and let you relax at home. In fact, depending on when you order, your favorite cannabis products could be at your door the very same day!If you’re already out and about, check out our curbside pickup. Place your order online in advance and let us bring it right to your car. This will get you back out to running errands quicker!

What is CBG?

CBG molecule make up with cannabis flower in the background

CBG molecule make up with cannabis flower in the background

When discussing cannabinoids, THC and CBD tend to be the frontrunners, as they are the most commonly seen in products and prevalent within the cannabis community. THC and CBD exist in thousands of products, ranging from traditional flower to edibles to massage oils.

However, did you know that there are over one hundred different, unique cannabinoids out there? This includes CBG. While it is lesser-known, it is worth learning about for a number of reasons. 

And why is that? Well, first, we need to explore what CBG is and what it means.

 

What is CBG and how is it made?

CBG is short for cannabigerol and it is present in most cannabis strains, though it is usually only about 1%. That is why it is considered a minor cannabinoid. Cannabis plants produce cannabigerol acid (CBGA), which serves as a precursor to the three main cannabinoid lines: THCA, CBDA, and CBCA.

Specific enzymes work together within the plant to break down CBGA and route it to the three lines. Once those acids are exposed to elements such as heat or ultraviolet light, they become the cannabinoids we already know: THC and CBD. 

Recently, breeders have begun experimenting with genetic manipulation and cross-breeding plants in order to get a higher yield of CBG. By zeroing in on the best extraction time, scientists have been able to extract even higher amounts of CBG. Typically, the best extraction time is about six to eight weeks within the flowering cycle. 
 

Close up of marijuana plant growing outside

 

Potential Medical Benefits

Now that some of the technical talk and science is behind us, let’s explore why it’s important to look closer at CBG: the possible medical benefits. 

The human body is equipped with the ECS, or better known as the endocannabinoid system. The ECS works to keep the body balanced and achieve homeostasis, which is physiological equilibrium. 

In general, the endocannabinoid system helps to perform various functions specific to each area of the body, from the brain to the skin. As an example, when you are injured and suffering from inflammation, the ECS can help regulate immune cells to help limit inflammation and pain. 

  • Eye structures: Endocannabinoid receptors are especially prevalent with eye structures. CBG is thought to be particularly helpful with issues such as glaucoma because it reduces intraocular pressure. It is also a strong vasodilator and comes with the added benefit of a neuroprotective.

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease: In a study conducted on rats, CBG was found to help decrease the inflammation characteristic of IBS. IBS affects over 200 thousand Americans each year and can have a debilitating effect and keep them functioning within normal life. By exploring CBG for IBS, it could make treatment more readily available and prove relief. 
  • Nerve Cell Degeneration: Huntington’s disease is a well-known degenerative disease that affects the brain. In a 2015 study conducted on mice with Huntington’s Disease, CBG was shown to protect neurons in the brain. This could mean new opportunities for older adults who have a predisposition to Huntington’s due to genetics.

  • Cancer Fighter: Great promise has been shown for CBG as far as its ability to aid in fighting cancer. Specifically, studies have showcased CBG’s ability to block receptors that can cause cancer cell growth. In a study conducted on mice, CBG was shown to inhibit the growth of colorectal cancer cells, therefore slowing colon cancer growth. CBG inhibited tumors and chemically-induced colon carcinogenesis.

  • Anti-bacterial agent: Ever since the 1950s, topical formulations of cannabis have proven to be an effective solution for skin infections, even if at the time researchers were unaware of the plant’s chemical make-up. Evidence has shown that CBG is also effective as a means of an antibacterial agent, especially against the aggressive and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or better known as MRSA. This is a huge breakthrough as many microbial strains have evolved and become resistant to several classes of drugs.

  • Appetite inducer: While being an appetite-inducer is also a health benefit of THC, harnessing CBG can be a non-psychoactive way of achieving such a benefit. Cachexia is the metabolic mutiny that occurs in cancer patients who see major weight loss and muscle mass deterioration. Research has shown that a form of purified CBG was able to be an appetite stimulant in rats.

  • Bladder Disorders: When five different cannabinoids were put to the test against bladder contraction, CBG proved to be the front-runner and inhibiting muscle contractions. Because of this, it could be the future of preventing bladder dysfunction disorders.

 

As more and more research is conducted on CBG, we could very well see new products featuring this particular cannabinoid so that it is more readily accessible to the public. Being able to include CBG could mean more advances in cannabis for medical use and an all-natural way to treat some of the disorders that we explored above.

Overall, CBG is also worth exploring because of its non-psychotropic characteristics. A psychotropic is any drug that has an effect on behavior, mood, thoughts, or perception. This would make CBG a great candidate for potential use as an antidepressant, treating psoriasis, and even for pain relief. 

 

Visit From The Earth

If you have more questions about cannabis, THC, CBD, and other strains that are on the market, please come in and visit our recreational marijuana dispensary in Santa Ana, CA. Our staff is highly trained and extremely knowledgeable in what products and strains are able to help with specific disorders, and we just want you to be up and back to feeling your best. 

Before visiting, you can even explore our online menu and check out what types of products we have to offer. With hundreds of items available on our shelves, we are sure to have the right option for you. If you are in need of a starting point, head over to our blog and review our favorite products for fall.

Don’t forget that you can also get curbside pick up or even delivery if you’re in the mood for staying in! The process is very fast and user-friendly. 

Outdoor Cultivation 101

Woman holding pot with young weed plant

Woman holding pot with young weed plant

If you’re looking to start growing your own weed outdoors, it can be a bit difficult to know where to begin. With all of the information out there, we want to help you sift through the extra stuff and provide you with a quick 101 guide to growing your own weed outdoors. While it may seem like a complicated process at first glance, the truth remains that all you really need is a little sun, a little water, and a lot of patience and care. 

Just like with growing any plants outdoors, depending on where you live also dictates the growing process. But if you have a sunny spot in your private yard, or even on your balcony, terrace, or rooftop, odds are good that even you can grow some cannabis yourself. 

Before embarking on this new journey, take a moment to review the benefits of growing, as well as some beginners’ tips and tricks to help make the process smoother and more enjoyable. 

 

Benefits of Growing Weed Outdoors

While you can always buy your own weed, of course, there are certainly some benefits to growing outdoors. Check them out below!

Affordable Start-Up: If you have ever tried to grow weed indoors, you know that it can be very expensive. You need all of the proper equipment, including the correct lights, AC units, dehumidifiers… and well, it adds up quickly and can certainly take a toll on your wallet. However, when growing outdoors, you will just need some soil, fertilizer, seeds or clones, and maybe even a small greenhouse just to get the plants started.

Better Yields: When you grow indoors, you are limited to how much weed you can yield. However, the sky can be the limit with outdoor plants! As long as they’re still manageable, you can let them get as big or as tall as you’d like. Just one plant can potentially produce between a half-pound and full-pound of dried weed. It will be more than worth your time and investment.

Good for the Environment: Growing indoors has a time and a place, but overall, it can be considered a bit wasteful. All of those lights, dehumidifiers, and fans use up a lot of energy and electricity. When growing outdoors, the biggest elements you need – the sun, wind, and rain – are all free! 

Mental Health Boost: Gardening can be very relaxing. It can serve as a great way to unplug from our electronics and connect with the earth with ample opportunity for fresh air and plenty of sunshine. This is sure to give you a boost of serotonin! Plus, there is nothing like the pride that comes with enjoying something you grew with your own two hands!

Marijuana plant growing outside in sunshine

 

How to Set Up Your Outdoor Space

Before you begin, keep the following important considerations in mind.

Local Climate: Prior to beginning, the first thing that you need to be aware of is the climate in your area. While cannabis is highly adaptable and can thrive in various conditions, it is still quite susceptible to extreme weather.

When the sustained temperatures reach above 85°F, cannabis plants will stop growing. On the other hand, when sustained temperatures reach below 55°F, it can be harmful and can even stunt the plants to the point of death.

Heavy rains and high winds can also reduce the quality of yields or cause physical damage to plants. During the flowering stage, excessive moisture can lead to mold or mildew. 

Location, Location, Location: After you have an idea of the climate in your area, it’s time to pick the perfect spot! There are a few tips you should consider.

  • Sunlight: In order to thrive and grow correctly, weed needs full, direct sunlight for at least six hours a day. Initially, your backyard might seem like a good spot, but if it doesn’t achieve this amount of sunlight, then it may not be the most ideal choice after all. The best sun is achieved during midday, as that is where it has the best quality for nourishing plants. As fall approaches and the days get shorter, it will trigger the flowering stage.

  •  Wind: While having a constant breeze is good for your plants, especially in areas of hotter climates, too much wind can be damaging. If you are in a particularly windy spot, consider planting your cannabis near a windbreak of some sort, such as a wall, fence, or large shrubbery.

  • Privacy & Security: Unfortunately, when growing cannabis, there is always a concern for privacy and security. Whether that is from nosy neighbors or potential thieves, you want to protect your assets. Unless you live in a more secluded area, you can opt for tall fences or large trees or shrubs. Remember, most state laws require that cannabis plants be concealed from view from the street.

The Right Dirt: The soil that you use for growing is extremely important, as it is literally the area in which the plant will spend most of its life. Most outdoor weed growers will do one of two options: they will plant directly into the earth and then add fresh soil, or they will use a pot or planter. 

If you go the first route and plant directly into the ground using pre-existing soil, you might consider getting a soil test first. These are usually very affordable and can save you a lot of headaches in the long run. A simple soil test will tell you the makeup and pH of your soil, if there are any contaminants present, and what sort of materials or fertilizers would work well with your soil. 

When planting in a pot or planter, you can curate your growing experience a little better by choosing the potting soil in advance. This will also help make it easier to move the plant should you need to get it out of extreme elements, such as a thunderstorm or cold snap. 

 

Visit Your Local Dispensary 

If you have more questions, pop by and visit your local weed dispensary in Santa Ana. Our team here at From The Earth is ready to assist you by answering questions and providing insight on any concerns that you might have. We want to cultivate an environment that is welcoming and friendly. By doing so, we can offer top-of-the-line, personalized customer service.  

(877) 278-1016