12 Deals of Christmas

12 cannabis Deals of Christmas at House of Grass Vancouver dispensary

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Mary Jane’s House of Grass in Vancouver! Enjoy these amazing deals and save some dough this holiday season. Pick up something for yourself, or gift something different this year. We’ll even gift wrap it for you for just $2! But hurry, these deals end Christmas day and only while supplies last.

Stop In Now – These Deals Won’t Last Long!

PHONE: 360.433.2758

8312 E Mill Plain
Vancouver, WA 98664

HOURS: Daily 8am to 11pm

Flower Deals:

$8/g RGL Private Reserve flower (limit 1/cust)
$5/g select strains (limit 1/cust)
$7/g Select Fireline strains
Select Cloud9 strains $10/g & $35 1/8ths
25% Off flower from these farms; Green Mountain Valley, Knights Hemplar, NW Rec

 

Concentrates & Carts Deals:

$10 Agrijuana cartridges
$16 Craft Elixirs cartridges
$20 ECC 1g Thunderbud wax
25% Off all Green Ghost Concentrates
Kush Farms .5g concentrates $15
NWCustom Chronic 1g Wax $15ea
Kai’Dro Raw mixed indica $15/g

 

Joints Deals:

$3 JCC joints
8-pack joints $20 by From the Soil
G-sticks infused joints $6ea

 

Edibles Deals:

Journeyman Couch Potatoes $18/pk
Proper chocolates 2pc $7
30% off SPOT
30% off Zoots

 

Non-Cannabis Deals:

60% off Eclipse Vapes
BOGO 50% Off Stoner Essentials
20% Off ALL Glass

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Is Cannabis the Next Frontier for Women Entrepreneurs?

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There seems to be an emerging trend in this predominantly male industry – women leaders. When Washington’s I-502 was voted on in November 2012, it was the women aged 35-55 who pushed the majority to success. “As a woman, and a mother, this statistic piqued my interest,” says one of our owning partners. What changed?

One can only surmise that it was a shift in the thinking of this particular group of women, mothers in particular, that pushed that change in law. Campaigns aimed at that soccer-mom age group focused on reducing youth access through a regulated system. It was the knowledge that allowing an unregulated black market to exist was more dangerous to our children than a well-regulated system with plenty of checks and balances. After all, drug dealers don’t check ID.

It was also the language in the law that designates significant tax dollars to the funding of schools and education programs. When voters can finally see a large increase in school funding without an increase in property taxes, they notice.

“For me,” says Mary Jane’s House of Grass owning partner, Amy, “it was a big leap from ‘Yes I support legalization’ to ‘Yes I’ll open a pot shop.’ I’ve always supported legalization. I think it’s a much better and safer alternative to synthetic prescription drugs and could possibly hold the cure to many of today’s plaguing diseases. But making the leap to actually putting my stamp on a place where people can come and buy it openly was scary.”

It was a big leap from ‘Yes I support legalization’ to ‘Yes I’ll open a pot shop’.

Amy cites several reasons for the fear including fear of what friends, family, and community might think, and she admits being surprised by several of their reactions, both positive and negative. “It’s never easy being a pioneer,” she says, “but it’s always exciting. There have been so many obstacles – things we never even thought would be obstacles. But it’s a bold new world, a brand new industry emerging from a world of prohibition. How many times does that happen in your life? Never? It’s incredibly exciting to think of the possibilities.”

Women are not only being emboldened by the new legalization, “they are also gentrifying and gentling pot’s testosterone-laden image,” according to the Denver Post. The face of the industry has always been predominantly white and male. “The industry is long overdue for a feminine touch,” says Amy. In this new marketplace, pot shops need to adapt to a new emerging market of middle-aged women. When you enter shops like Mary Jane’s, you will see plenty of female faces. Women have dominated retail for years and marijuana is no different.

Mary Jane’s House of Grass sees women like Amy as a great potential market. “Women in my age group,” says Amy, “are prescribed more anti-anxiety and anti-depressant medications than any other demographic in America. Wouldn’t it be great to offer them something completely natural, without the side effects of synthetic drugs? I want to foster the open-minded approach to cannabis, answer the tough questions, and quell their hesitations.”

It’s no surprise that women are now dominating the fields of edibles and topicals. It’s also not just coincidence that those products are the ones that most appeal to women. Many women interested in the plant’s properties want the plant extracts for more practical uses, like trouble sleeping, anxiety, depression and anti-aging applications. Until now, products like these were largely unavailable to the general public.

Amy predicts that consumers can expect to see advertising campaigns aimed more at women in the near future, calling it ‘the softer side of pot’. The industry has a lot of growing to do (no pun intended) and women present a large part of that market – on both the entrepreneur and consumer sides.

“Most of my career I’ve been in fields dominated by men, so this one is no different. And the few women I’ve met in this field have been very supportive and welcoming. We’ve got to stick together.”
Organizations like Women Grow, a national, women only organization aimed at fostering relationships through networking and support, are cropping up to serve this growing demographic. Will cannabis be a bold new frontier for women entrepreneurs? We’re betting on it.

12 Deals of Christmas

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Looking for some sweet gifts at even sweeter prices? Here’s some outstanding deals to make gift giving for the cannabis consumers on your list even easier. Better hurry, these deals are too hot to last!

40% OFF These Items Dec 12-24th

  • All Phoenix Flower
  • All Spot Edibles
  • All Jefferson County Cannibis PreRolls
  • All Smokey Point Flower
  • All Craft Elixirs Edibles and Mixers (excludes cartridges)
  • Zoots Brand
    • ZootBites – Caramel Brownie 2 Pack
    • ZootBlast – 30mg Single
    • Zoots 2pk Kookie Dough

30% OFF These Items Dec 12-24th

  • All Fireline Flower
  • All X-tracted Concentrates
  • All Kai-Dro Hash and Keif
  • Chongs Choice Grollia Glue .5g Cartridges
  • Green Ghost Concentrates
    • 1g Honeycomb Blue Hawaiian
    • 1g Tangerine Dream
    • 1g Wax Blue Hawaiian
    • 1g Wax Girl Scout Cookie
    • 3.5g Blue Hawaiian (flower)
  • Willie’s Reserve Brand
    • 1/8 Can DJ Andy WR
    • 1g DJ Andy
    • 1g Fruit Punch
    • Pre-Rolls Aloha, Bubba Kush, Dirty Girl and Green Crack

25% OFF Any Glass Item over $200 Dec 12-24th

And don’t forget, EVERY Tuesday is Fat Tuesday! 15% OFF All 7g and larger flower packages.

Recipe: Mulled Infused Cider

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It’s winter time. Time to come inside, enjoy the fruits of the holiday season in the form of warm drinks that make us happy and our spirits bright. One of my favorite seasonal beverages is hot spiced cider, or wine, or cranberry, or whatever. As long as it’s hot and spicy.

Here’s a great recipe for mulled infused cranberry. You can sub just about any juices. Mix it up. Enjoy.

3 C cranberry juice

3 C orange juice

mulling spices (to taste)

1-2 cinnamon sticks

1 orange – cut in quarters

Lemon “Kick Back” ZootDrops

Combine juices and mulling spices in a saucepot on med heat. Add cinnamon sticks and orange quarters. Simmer as long as you can stand it (about an hour) to infuse the juice with the spices. Serve in mugs and add 1 capfull (10mg dose) of ZootDrops to each mug.

*I suggest adding ZootDrops individually so you can control your personal dose, and so that others who wish to drink plain mulled juice can do so without any THC.

Recipe: Dankest Brownie Sundae

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Love brownies? Love ice cream? Have we got a treat for you! Try this recipe on for size. Not only will you love the way it tastes, you’ll love the feeling that kicks in a bit later. The toothsome chewy brownie, plus the soft chill of the ice cream and the earthiness of the Dank chocolate syrup all combine to make a killer sundae.

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Ingredients:

1-2 10mg infused caramel espresso brownies by Zoots.

1 scoop vanilla ice cream

1 capful Dank Chocolate Syrup by Craft Elixirs (available in Indica, Sativa, or CBD)

top with whipped cream.

20-30 mg total THC (depending on number of brownies)

Recipe: Pumpkin Mocha Shake

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Legal Beverages just introduced a new Cold Brewed Coffee Mocha and we couldn’t be more excited. This is a slightly carbonated cold brew with a touch of sugar. It’s infused with a little sativa to give you an extra lift in the morning. Add a bit of your favorite coffee creamer and get moving. Or, even better, blend it into an amazing morning milkshake (or afternoon, or whenever). We decided to make our own version of a seasonal favorite, the pumpkin spice frappuccino. Here’s what we did.

Ingredients (Serves 2):

1 8oz Legal Beverage Coffee Mocha infused drink – we used a 10mg dose

1/2 C Pureed Pumpkin or Pumpkin Pie Filling (suggest if you use pure pumpkin to add some pumpkin pie spice)

2 C Vanilla Ice Cream*

 

Blend all ingredients until it reaches a creamy, frothy, gorgeousness. Top with whipped cream and a little pumpkin pie spice or ground nutmeg if desired.

Drink and be delighted. You’re welcome.

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*For a lighter version, try vanilla frozen yogurt, or blend with ice and a touch of vanilla and agave or honey.

Edibles: How to Have a Great (and Not Scary!) Experience

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Maybe you’ve heard some of the scary stories that surround edible marijuana consumption. Maybe you’ve had a bad experience yourself.

99% of the time, this happens for two reasons:

1) The consumer doesn’t wait the full 2 hours for the edible to take effect before they consume more.

2) The consumer is unaware of the potency of the product.

Some people are afraid to try edible marijuana products, such as brownies, cookies, or candies, simply because of these stories. But taking edibles can be a very enjoyable experience. All you need is knowledge.

The good news is that every cannabis edible at Mary Jane’s House of Grass, and in fact every edible in the state of Washington, is required by law to be tested for potency, and to display that potency on the packaging. This means that consumers are always aware of how much they are actually taking in. A product may be labeled at, say, 10 milligrams per serving, or 100 milligrams per package, and you will know exactly how much to take.

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What serving size is right for me? A lesson in milligrams

But when a product says it contains 10mg of THC, most casual consumers have no idea what that sort of potency means. They’re used to seeing it in grams, ounces, and percentages, rather than in milligrams. Well, converting from bud potency to edible potency can be a little volatile, so it’s generally best not to get caught up in the conversion.

Here’s the best way to start.

Understand that 10mg of THC is the recommended starting dose for edibles. This is a dose that is good for first-timers and those with a low tolerance. Some consumers will even recommend starting with 5mg if you are wanting to be extra cautious, but if you go any lower, you likely won’t feel anything!

In fact, the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board requires that all edibles in the state of Washington have a maximum of 10mg per serving. This is part of an effort to ensure that novice consumers don’t accidentally take too much.

“I’ve tried 10mg before, and I didn’t feel anything!”

An unwritten cannabis rule of thumb is that everyone is different. Some people inherently have a high tolerance to cannabis. Some first-time consumers need several servings more, while some cannabis veterans feel plenty of effect after only 10mg.

This is why we always, ALWAYS recommend that you start low, and work your way up from there. If you start at 10mg, wait the full 2 hours for it to take effect, and still don’t feel anything, no problem! Just increase your dose the next time. However, if you start at 50mg, or 100mg, and find out that it’s too much for you to handle, it’s already too late to go back. As they say, “You can always have more, but you can never have less.”

Edibles are very fun when taken responsibly, and now that marijuana edibles are legal and tested for potency, being a responsible consumer is incredibly easy! So if you’re interested in trying edibles for the first time (or if you’ve been wary in the past and want to try again), stop on by Mary Jane’s House of Grass, consult your favorite budtender, and grab some tasty culinary treats! You may just find that you’ve been missing out on a great way to consume cannabis!

-Budtender Matt

Cannabis Concentrates: A Beginner’s Guide

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Colorado sold $27 Million worth of cannabis concentrates in April 2016 alone. So what are concentrates and why is everyone buying them?

What are concentrates? Concentrates are the result of separating the cannabinoids from plant matter, increasing their density and potency using many types of extraction methods. This includes things like dabs, oils, tinctures and topicals.

Why would someone choose a concentrate over flower? Concentrates offer a higher percentage of active chemicals than raw flowers. Cannabis customers are used to seeing THC levels at 10-25% in raw flower compared to 80% in concentrates. When it comes to cannabinoids like THC, CBD, and CBG, patients want as much potency as they can get.

There is debate over certain extraction methods as many health-conscientious consumers point out that along with inhaling choice active chemicals you are also inhaling residual petroleum particles into your lungs from butane hash oil.

Remember to be a thoughtful consumer and inquire from your budtender about the starting material and extraction process used in the concentrate you are looking to purchase.

But I digress, we will attempt to simplify the processes and explain the terminology to everyone reading this who doesn’t have an industrial chemist degree.

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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

 

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.

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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.

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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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This Just In! Legal Beverages

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The House of Grass team is ecstatic to bring you this line of delicious infused beverages. What do we love so much about Legal?

  • 100% natural. Mirth Provisions, makers of Legal Beverages, take pride in their products and only use natural ingredients – sourced locally whenever possible. Needless to say, the flavor is off the hook. You can really tell that the flavor is from natural ingredients. You can feel confident in knowing that the delicious Rainier Cherry flavor you’re tasting is from real, locally grown, Rainier cherries. Yum!
  • Lightly carbonated. These drinks are only lightly carbonated so that you can enjoy the full flavor experience with just a little tickle of bubbles. No over-carbonated burps or full feeling.
  • They come in 4 infusion sizes. It’s so nice to have control over your experience, isn’t it? With Legal Beverages, you have total control when you choose a drink. Choose a 10mg drink for a lower tolerance person who still wants to drink an entire tonic, or choose the 80mg drink to share, or for those with a high tolerance. Sizes available: 10mg, 20mg, 40mg and 80mg/bottle.
  • Consistency. When choosing a cannabis product, consistency is extremely important. Legal Beverages have mastered the art of infusion so that you will have a consistent experience every single time you enjoy a tonic. It’s easy to choose your experience: Pomegranate Power Tonic for an uplifting sativa high, Lemon Ginger Dream Tonic for a super-chill indica high, Rainier Cherry Joy Tonic for a blissed-out hybrid high, or Cranberry CBD for deep body relaxation that lasts and lasts.

Legal doesn’t need to be mixed with or added to anything. When you buy a bottle, all you need to do is pop the cap and enjoy.

Bottom line? We can’t get enough of these tonics, and we think you’ll feel the same. Come visit us and see what else is new.

New Addition – Swifts Chocolates

 

We’re pleased as punch to introduce you to a new member of the House of Grass family of cannabis products, Swifts Chocolates. These truffles are TO. DIE. FOR. No joke. Not only are they a discreet way to enjoy cannabis, they are of the absolute highest quality ingredients and the taste tells all. They are delectable.

Greenlabs – the makers of this delightful line of decadent dreaminess – use natural ingredients in their truffles. Real apples in the Apple Crisp, silky white chocolate and real cookie crumbles in the Cookies and Cream, and try the Butterscotch, coated with something magical that makes it look like copper, and taste like it was plucked from my dreams. Greenlabs boasts handcrafted, vegan, gluten free, all natural and low calorie treats. If these are low calorie, then sign me up for a few cases!

Don’t take our word for it, DOPE magazine just reviewed the Apple Crisp Truffle. Read what they had to say about it. I think they liked it, too. 😉