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! 

Fall in Love with These Products

Woman outside during fall holding a pumpkin pipe

Woman outside during fall holding a pumpkin pipe

It’s everyone’s favorite time of year – fall! 

From the kick-off of football season, to the onset of cooler weather, and right down to the knitted, long sleeve tops we can finally bust out of our closets, the changing of the seasons has many things to look forward to. For many, that includes the resurgence of some favorite autumn flavors. 

Cannabis isn’t just a summer activity, not by a long shot! While tropical flavors are popular year-round, check out this awesome list we have compiled highlighting some of the top products from our cannabis dispensary in Long Beach to enjoy as the days get shorter and temps get cooler. 

 

Saigon Cinnamon

If you’re looking at attending a football game for your favorite team, but crowds make you wary, don’t stress! Pack with you the breath-freshening Petra Mints from Kiva Confections. Not only are these mints discrete and easy to carry, but they also offer a great cinnamon taste. Perfect for helping you relax and feel at ease, you won’t have to worry about toting around this pocket-size container. 

 

Snickerdoodle

Bring in the taste of fall with a delicious Snickerdoodle edible from the Original Pot Co. This vegan recipe is a sweet treat that blends together sugar, cinnamon, and cannabis to put a new twist on a classic favorite. Add a scoop of your favorite ice cream or a glass of milk to really enjoy! 

 

Green Apple

Bobbing for apples is a classic fall pastime, especially at after harvest festivals or Halloween parties. Now, even as an adult, you can harness both the sweet and the sour flavors that you know and love by enjoying the green apple mini-infused pre-roll by Weedsy. Top-shelf, organic cannabis flower that is infused with premium THC distillate delivers a burst of creative energy as well as an overall body high from beginning to end.

 

Wedding Cake

Long gone are the dreams of June weddings – too hot and too many bugs. Fall weddings are the new goal and are all the rage on Pinterest and planning sites. No matter which you prefer, for us, our ideal wedding cake is the kind you smoke, specifically this fruity and sweet strain from Pacific Stone. With undertones of earthy vanilla, this mood-boosting, body-soothing, and laughter-inducting product is sure to be a new favorite – no RSVP needed.

 

Peanut Butter Cup

You don’t need to put on a spooky costume or go door-to-door to add the delicious taste of peanut butter cups to your bag. A childhood treat gets a new twist with a blend of heavenly dark chocolate, gooey house-made peanut butter, and of course, 10 mg of pure Oasis Cannabis oil packed into every bite. If your sweet tooth includes a love for peanut butter cups, add this product to your cart right away! 

 

Brookie

Is it a brownie? Or is it a cookie? Either way, we love this delicious treat from Enjoyable edibles that infuses the best of both worlds: a crumbly cookie and delectable fudge brownie. Enjoy a bite before turning on your favorite Halloween flick and experience a relaxed, whole-body high. 

 

Cookie Platter

While we’re on the subject of cookies, we think you should check out this three-pack of pre-rolls from West Coast Cure. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a triad of flavors: animal cracker, wedding cake, and Wookie. This curated collection of strains brings together some of the best genetics that the Cookie Farm has to offer. With three different flavors come three different highs, varying from inspiring and relaxing to socially engaging. 
 

Woman outside smiling in cannabis smoke

 

Sour Chews

Many of us harbor fond memories of enjoying a candy apple while walking around the fall festival, the sour apple and caramel working in tandem to bring us the perfect combo of sweet and sour. Now, you can recreate those memories with the added benefit of THC with Smokiez’s sour green apple fruit chews. Crisp, tart, and delicious, you can satisfy those cravings while also enjoying a great high. This product is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and has no high fructose corn syrup, so you can partake in a sweet treat without any of the guilt. 

 

Blue Banana

If you want to be really popular at your next fall bonfire, pack along a bag of Almora’s Blue Banana. An earthy blend of berries and bananas will make for the perfect fireside treat. This high creeps up on you, but leaves you feeling a little more focused and relaxed. Kick back and share with your friends! 

 

Sun Tea

If you’re a summer lover and the back-to-school time has you feeling the blues, pick up a sun tea cartridge for your vape. This high-potent resin will definitely put your mind at ease and bring you some much-needed relief. Made from pure cannabis with no additives, fillers, or artificial flavors, you are sure to enjoy this product from Raw Garden. 

 

Cranberry Sage

As the fall progresses and the temperatures drop, don’t forget to refresh with a cranberry sage social tonic from Cann. Sweet, tart, and savory, this trio of flavors comes together to create a seasonal beverage that is equal parts refreshing and tasty. Enjoy an uplifting high that is quick to onset but without any hangover side effects. 

 

Eucalyptus & Peppermint

For many, the changing of seasons and transitioning to the colder months can bring about some unwanted joint aches and pains. It can be hard to get out of bed in the morning, or even difficult to get comfortable to relax at night. If this is the case for you, don’t worry! You don’t have to suffer through it. Add Papa & Barkley’s award-winning, THC-rich Releaf balm to your next order. Loaded with essential oils, such as eucalyptus, tea tree, peppermint, and lavender, combined with the healing and soothing effects of cannabis, this balm will help to ease minor joint aches and pains as well as decrease inflammation. 

 

Curbside Pick-up or Delivery

Interested in trying these products but you don’t have time to shop around in-store? No problem! 

Our cannabis dispensary in Long Beach, as well as several of our locations, offers both curb-side pick up or even same-day delivery. Don’t miss out on this awesome selection – place an order today! 

What is THCA and What Are its Benefits?

Marijuana compound formula THCA

Marijuana compound formula THCA

Whether you are super familiar with cannabis or not, odds are high that you have heard of THC. THC is the chemical responsible for the psychoactive effects you feel when you consume cannabis . As the cannabis industry continues to evolve and we learn more about the plant and its makeup, there are other molecules that may not be as popular, but are just as important. tetrahydrocannabinolic acid, or better known as, THCA is one of them.

In recent years, THCA has gained momentum in regards to its popularity because of its health benefits, which are varied from those of THC and even CBD. Check out the information below to gain a better understanding of THCA. 

For a more hands-on explanation of the benefits, or recommendations for products, be sure to head on into your local weed dispensary.

 

THC’s Precursor

One of the easiest ways to understand THCA is to think of it as the precursor to, or the earliest stage of, THC. Contrary to popular belief, if you consume raw or live cannabis – as in, eat the plant straight from the ground or even eat raw nuggets – you will not get high. That is because in order to have the psychoactive effects, cannabis must be dried out or heated. 

If you leave the plant out to dry, or if you expedite the process and use heat, THCA slowly converts to THC. If you use heat, the process is known as decarboxylation, which simply describes what happens when you smoke or vaporize flower. So whether that’s in an oven baking your favorite edibles, or smoking flower using a lighter and a pipe or a blunt, heating THCA turns it to THC, giving you the psychoactive effects. 

 

THCA Benefits

So now that you know the process and what THCA is, how does it help?

While research on THCA and its health benefits is fairly in the early stages of development, from what has been gathered in recent years, there is solid evidence that points to THCA being a pivotal part of cannabis-related medicine as the industry makes leaps and bounds moving forward. In the preliminary studies, researchers have unearthed some of the following benefits:

  • Anti-Inflammatory: THCA possesses anti-inflammatory properties that could help aid in the treatment of such diseases as arthritis and lupus. In a 2021 study using mice, THCA also showed great potential as a treatment for fatty liver disease thanks to its ability to work as an anti-inflammatory.

  • Neuroprotective properties: If you have a family history of neurodegenerative diseases, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s, THCA could contain neuroprotective properties to help slow or prevent the development of these diseases.
  • Anti-emetic: For those who suffer from chronic nausea or appetite loss, THCA has anti-emetic properties to help counter some of these issues. In another study done on rats, THCA was more effective in reducing nausea symptoms than CBD or THC.

  • Anti-proliferative: THCA also has anti-proliferative qualities as well, which means that it can help inhibit the growth of cancer cells that are responsible for creating tumors. Notable studies have been conducted in regards to it aiding in prostate cancer. 

In other studies, patients have reported that THCA helped with their muscle spasms, insomnia, and general pain. Consuming raw cannabis is similar to consuming other healthy and nutritious plants directly from the earth, such as avocados, kale, green tea, or garlic. While this research regarding health benefits is in the very early stages, it is exciting to know that more is on the horizon, and hopefully, will become a standard treatment for some of these ailments. 

However, with all of these benefits, more studies need to be done to solidify their medicinal abilities. 

 

The Legality 

Much like CBD, opting for THCA products is a great choice for those who would like to utilize the health benefits, but don’t want any of the psychoactive effects from THC. However, unlike CBD, THCA can only be used or consumed in states where THC is legal. So before making a purchase of any kind, be sure to check out this list to see where your state lands on various cannabis laws. 

As of 2021, the FDA still lists marijuana as a Schedule I drug. According to the FDA website, this is “due to its high potential for abuse, which is attributable in large part to the psychoactive effects of THC, and the absence of a currently accepted medical use of the plant in the United States”. 

So, for the time being, if your state outlaws THC, it is best to avoid THCA as well. If CBD is legal where you live, try harnessing the healing properties of CBD instead, which also has many medical benefits without any of the psychoactive effects. Keep in mind that chemically speaking, CBD and THCA are still different, as one is a cannabinoid and one is an acid. 

 

Where is THCA found?

Every high strain of THC that has not yet gone through the decarboxylated process contains THCA. Here, these cannabinoid levels are just about as high as a freshly harvested or live cannabis plant. Because of this, raw cannabis parts can actually be juiced and used in health smoothies, capturing the benefits of THCA.

If it’s legal in your area, search around for a juice or smoothie bar that specializes in making THCA or cannabis-infused drinks. Not only are you sure to find something delicious, but also comes with a myriad of health benefits as well. 

 

Here to Help

We here at From the Earth are more than just a weed dispensary or a place to shop. We know that education is the cornerstone of cannabis, and becoming knowledgeable on the various forms of cannabis makes a world of difference when purchasing products. If you have questions that span beyond what you’ve read here, that is great! Please come inside and visit with one of our well-trained staff members. 

We have a variety of locations that you can visit as well, from our cannabis dispensary in Long Beach all the way to Hanover, Michigan. So you’re not limited to just one shop. No matter which store you choose, or what part of the country you are in, we guarantee top-notch customer service from highly-informed employees. 

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.  

 

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