New Addition: Craft Elixirs

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“He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.”
― Francis of Assisi

Craft Elixirs are the newest addition to Mary Jane’s House of Grass’s vastly growing inventory, and we’re extremely excited to share them with you. Craft Elixirs currently offers three different product types; their flagship elixirs, dehydrated fruits, and alcohol extracted concentrate cartridges.

The first thing that stood out to me is that Craft Elixirs only hand-picks berries from two berry farms within Washington. They are also constantly visiting farmers’ markets to ensure the freshest product from their facility to your kitchen table. Sourcing locally grown, fresh fruits for their flavoring makes the pure, natural flavors of their products even more tempting.

I tried their Fairhaven Black – Indica syrup in my Mountain Dew, just for grins. I used 4 capfuls (about 20mg according to their measurement suggestions) and, after about 15 minutes, the effect was a nice, relaxing feeling perfect for what I had planned for the day – a trip to downtown Vancouver for Cruising the Gut. The Fairhaven Black allowed me to feel at ease among the throngs of people, but still allowed me to maintain sociability.

Their dehydrated fruit is a breath of fresh air in a sweetly saturated edible market. Their fruits are gently dehydrated, not freeze dried, and generously dusted with additional flavor like cinnamon or cacao. The fruit is toothsome, not too chewy and not over dried, a pleasure to bite into and packed with natural flavor. Each bag is 10mg so you can enjoy an entire bag of goodies and maintain control of your experience with ease. Pack some in your backpack, or fanny pack if you’d rather, for your next hiking adventure.

It should also be noted that all of Craft Elixirs’ products are Vegan, non-GMO and gluten free. Bonus!

With pioneers like Craft Elixirs in our industry, there are bountiful options for your cannabis consumption. Here is a list we compiled on delightful uses for their Elixirs for your enjoyment and responsible consumption.

  • Pour over pancakes
  • Add flavor to a milkshake
  • Ice cream toppings
  • Smoothies
  • Sweeten your tea or coffee
  • Mix into your yogurt
  • Add a kick to your BBQ sauce
  • Infuse ice cubes
  • Cocktail (or “cannatail”) mixers

Creative foodies have endless possibilities!

Visit Craft Elixirs page for an array of recipes.

Here’s the recipe for the above pictured cocktail:

Infused Blueberry Gimlet

5-10mg of Ballard Beat (blueberry/orange) Syrup

Limeade, or freshly squeezed lime juice with a splash of soda water

Serve over ice with a twist of lime

 

Farm Review: Shango

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Shango is a well-known brand in Oregon, you may have noticed their stores in Portland, but they are new to the Washington market. They are the only farm to be endorsed by Tommy Chong and able to produce the Chong’s Choice cannabis line in Washington. Even better, Mary Jane’s House of Grass is the exclusive dealer for Shango and Chong’s Choice in Vancouver. We recently visited the facility to check them out.

Pulling up to the Shango facility, nestled in among wine vineyards, I noticed the large industrial building with an enormous CO2 tank on the outside of it. The large tank struck me as odd, because I knew they weren’t doing extractions. It was explained to me that the CO2 was used as an innovative pest control. The CO2 is pumped into the sealed grow rooms long enough to destroy any pests or threats to the vegetation, but not long enough to damage the plants. How cool is that?

As we entered, we passed huge vats of nutrients being funneled to all the plants via an underground maze of distribution lines. Walking further into the building we saw a new veg room being set up and prepped. In one room one of the master growers was lovingly trimming and clipping away at plants. It was apparent that growth and expansion were taking place. Overall the facilities were extremely clean and sterile.

Dave, one of the owners, gave us the tour. He explained that this facility had only been in operation for 30 days. Which is pretty impressive considering that they’ve already harvested their first crop. They have about 15 strains in production, including the Tommy Chong approved line; Chong’s Choice.

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Shango WA team at 1st harvest

Robby, the other owner, was excited to share information about a few new strains they were developing. True Blue was one they were stoked about because of the extremely high THC test results. He shared goals and future visions for the company with great exuberance.

From there we followed him to a small room in the back of the facility – the curing room. It was glorious. Imagine an immense amount of curing marijuana in various tubs and jars, being burped, and loved to perfection. Plants are harvested and dried for 15 days prior to curing for 10 more days.

The trimming room had stations with trimming scissors and screens and everything you need to be a trimmer. Sterile, clean, and productive. They keep trimmers to a minimum in order to control quality. The idea is to maintain a minimal chain of control over the bud so that the final product is of the highest quality.

Overall, Shango is an amazing company with a fantastic, friendly staff. The facility is impressive and meticulously clean. The people in charge are exceptionally knowledgeable in their field. They have even designed lighting systems for the industry.

Farm Facts:

  • 25 years growing experience
  • Farms in WA and OR
  • Indoor Grow
  • Located in Woodland, WA
  • Operational since May 2016
  • Tier2 Producer/Processor
  • Exclusive in Vancouver to Mary Jane’s House of Grass!

Strains You Can Find at Mary Jane’s:

  • Pink Frost
  • Obama
  • Afghani
  • Blackberry
  • Chocolate Chunk
  • Granddaddy Purple
  • 9lb Hammer
  • Big Black Cherry
  • Big Wreck
  • XJ-13
  • Green Crack
  • Jack the Ripper
  • PDX
  • Blue Magoo
  • Pennywise
  • True Blue

Come in and ask us what our favorite strains are!

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July 4th Blowout Sale!

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Burn it up and feel the fireworks this weekend at Mary Jane’s House of Grass’s big Independence Day Blowout Sale. Whether you’re heading into the woods for some respite, to the Blues and Brews Festival on the Waterfront, or to your neighborhood 4th of July Bar-B-Que, we’ve got your cannabis lifestyle supplies on sale. Drop in for these, and other in-store only deals.

25offFarms

25% off select farms. All bud from Heritage Farms, Monkey Grass Farms*, Sunshine Co-Op, Honu Farm*, and Walden Farms.

*Cannabis flower only. Does not include joints, edibles, or any other product from this producer.

30offSpot

30% Off SPOT brand cannabis infused soft cookies and brownies, and SPOT Brownie Bites or Cookie Bites.

journeyman

Journeyman Cookies $4.95 each. Buy any three Journeyman Cookies for $12.95. Limit 9 cookies per customer.

 

See our Menu for current pricing and other recreational marijuana products.

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