Thursday, September 29, 2016

Quick Dab: White Widow Wax - Hi Guys

High 5 Cannabis - Vancouver, WA

When High 5 first opened, my friend Ryan Galford from Rootworx was all about getting me down to Vancouver to check the place out, which is owned by some friends. He told me how cool the people were, how the vibe was fun and American artistic. He also mentioned the owners like and the work we're doing! Pretty cool.

A couple months ago, I got the chance to stop by and made a brief, incognito visit to grab a quick something for the road and shot a social media pic with the shop tagged. Initially, I was impressed at the flow of the store and how attentive the staff was to customers. My experience was swift and professional. They seemed to have a fair amount of product at the time, and the pricing was reasonable considering the incredible level of service offered.

Since then, I've been back several different times, and they have hosted multiple Meet the Grower events. I was able to take part in some way in 3 of these in a row. In the handful of weeks since the LCB ruled that 'Vendor Day' events were allowed, High 5 Cannabis has hosted at least one such event weekly! It's impressive and they're not stopping - events just keep getting planned!

This is obviously the most hip, fashionable, well-stocked, fun store in Vancouver. Hands down, the best shop in town.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Marijuana Encyclopedia Episode 30 - Sweet Leaf Cannaversary

It seems like it was so long ago the first time I visited funky, upbeat, boutique Sweet Leaf in Aberdeen. I met the amazing Liz who went from customer to budtender to store manager! She put together the best vendor event I have seen yet and the most legal cannabis producer processor brands outside of HempFest.

This store is totally the best shop in Aberdeen! They have an outstanding boutique selection curated by Liz and her select team of cannaseur-budtenders. Each of these team members is an emerging expert in #WAPot. They have some of the very best pot in the cannabis market on their shelves, many of them came to this cannaversary party to help celebrate and share the love! The Sweet Leaf team outdid themselves. They took turns to come mingle while there was a massive flow of traffic throughout this. You're all rockstars and I appreciate the hell out of everything you do! We know your customers do too, they were all sharing how much love Sweet Leaf has for them, too.

The primary goal here was being able to reach out to customers, talk directly about products, educate individuals, and share the cannabis normalization message. I'd say this was a massive success, and to date the best legal marijuana retailer party that I've had the opportunity to join!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Marijuana Encyclopedia Episode 29 - High 5 Meet the Grower: Heavenly Buds

Our awesome sponsor High 5 Cannabis is hosting a huge number of high profile Meet the Grower events, including our amazing friends Heavenly Buds! This venue already feels like an upscale social club. It only makes sense to add in a variety of fun, informative events showcasing the best brands in #WAPot! High 5 Cannabis is doing it right and the staff are unique individuals.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Marijuana Encyclopedia Episode 28 - Mat Lee

Sometimes you meet a person and think, "Wow. This person has got some issues. I should be their friend." Mat Lee is just such a fellow. He's a boisterous, loud, wild cannabis professional with years of podcasting, reviewing, and writing under his belt. He is also managing editor at Cannabiz Journal, and brought another editor and writer/photog, Michael Hagar along. Since then, Michael and I had a chill session with some sparkling Honu Live Resin.

While this is not the longest ever Marijuana Encyclopedia, it was indeed the longest ever session with a guest. We hung out for 10 hours, talking, sharing, discussing, and most of all living that #dablife. I feel like I met a kindred spirit in that regard. I have to say though, I felt like a novitiate next to this rockstar ex-dab lab rat prolific and hardworking professional.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Marijuana Encyclopedia Episode 27 - Seattle Hempfest 2016

It's the 25th Anniversary of Hempfest! We were excited to get the team - @DabTechDanny and myself, along with our #dabwives @BrideofDabTech and @EdiEntwives my own lovely #entwife.

We showed up and toured a bit, went around the south end of the protestival. It felt great to take part in history and we had quite the adventure, running into pals and friends all over the place. It was awesome to take part in the protestival!