Know Your Legal Cannabis Limits in Washington

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A question we hear on the daily is “How much can I buy?” Every state is different, and Washington has limits for both recreational purchases and medical purchases. So here’s a quick and easy breakdown of what those limits are so that you can be prepared when you visit your local dispensary.

Let’s start with the basics. First of all, you will need to be at least 21 years of age to enter a local pot shop, and you must be prepared to present a valid, government issued ID. Drivers license and passports are the most common forms of ID we see. If you have a medical card, you’ll want to bring that too. That will help you save a little dough, and buy more of what you need. Medical card holders in Washington state will save the local sales tax (approximately 8.6%), so that can help take the sting out of your purchase just a bit.

Recreational limits:

Flower – up to 1 oz. That doesn’t sound like much, but it’s roughly the size of a large mason jar. That’s 28 grams, if that helps you picture it.

Concentrates – 7 grams of concentrates. If you dab, you know that 7 grams is enough to last you and your friends a while.

Edibles (solid form) – 16 ounces of solid form edibles. Now, the most common follow up question we get is, “Is that 16 ounces of cannabis or the actual edibles?” It is indeed edibles themselves by weight. So, oddly, you could buy a very lightweight edible with a high dosage and walk out of the store with enough to last you a good long time. Biggest bang for your buck (and limit) we have found to be the altoid type mints.

Liquids – 72 ounces. Again, like the edibles, you could purchase a very high dosage liquid edible and get a very nice bang for your buck.

Medical limits:

Medical patients who register with the state can grow up to 6 plants, and possess up to 6 ounces of dried flower.

They can also purchase up to 3 ounces from a medically endorsed dispensary.

Currently there is no clause in the law allowing medical patients to access clones, seeds, or home growing supplies. If you are a medical patient, and want to be able to access these items, please speak up. Let your representative know what you think.

NORML is hosting an event this month in regards to medical patients rights. October 4th. Read more here.

 

Wherever you shop, it’s important to know your legal purchasing limits. We at Mary Jane’s House of Grass in Vancouver wish you happy shopping and smoking. Stay lifted, friends.

 

Sunshine is Doing it Right

Sunshine Farms Washington, Vancouver

Sunshine Farms is an indoor grow discreetly located in an industrial section of Vancouver. You’d never know what was happening in the building until you step into the lobby and get a massive nose full of terpenes. It’s that beautiful, unmistakable scent of sweet cannabis flowering away. The deep breaths and luxurious sighs of my fellow tourists as we stepped into the facility was a sure sign that we’d found the right place.

The people of Sunshine Farms are exceptional. The growers have over 120 years combined experience and it shows in the beautiful happy plants they grow. Everyone there is friendly and happy. Of course, we all work in the weed industry, so what is there to be sad about. Right?

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One of the first things we noticed was that this grow was exceptionally clean. No debris, no spills, no vegetation on the floor. It’s very important to keep your grow spotless. No place for little nasties to lay in wait to ambush your crop.

The first room we visited was the clone room. The mother plants standing tall and proud with their little clones aeroponically rooting in the back corner. After the clones have sufficiently happy roots they are moved into a coconut bark mulch, where they appear to thrive. These are some seriously happy plants. Nothing compared to my dismal home herb garden. I’m surprised they even let me in this place. They must not know about my brown thumb. Anyway…

From the clone room we moved to the veg room where little clones go to grow up. It’s like, college for clones. They are trained carefully and lovingly pruned back to support only the best colas, as well as to help keep vegetation from allowing bugs to hide.sunshine farms cannabis vancouver mother plants

Pest control is always important to us. We look at pest control methods very carefully to make sure there are no chemicals used and no residuals left on the final product. Not all companies test for residual pesticide, so we keep an eye out for you. I’m happy to report that Sunshine uses no chemical pesticides, only natural pest control methods here. That’s a win for everyone.

The flower room was remarkable. Several strains were already showing impressive colas even though they are nearly two weeks from harvest. They’re developing some very interesting strains, like one that tested at about 4% THC and 17.6% CBD. You’ll see it on our shelves as soon as it’s ready.

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Trimming and packaging were under way as we wrapped up the tour. Worker bees were diligently hand trimming some really gorgeous looking buds. Nice, large, dense nugs that looked and smelled amazing. I can’t wait for them to arrive in the store! I’ll bet you can’t either.

Overall, Sunshine has a great grow operation. Clean and well kept, and met our high vetting standards. Which is why you can now find Sunshine Farms on our shelves. Come in and get hooked up with one of their delicious strains today!

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.

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.

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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.

Ditch the Ditch Weed

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At Mary Jane’s we have a reputation for being the best at what we do. Naturally that carries into our new full-service cannabis location as well. As our customers have noted, the quality of bud at Mary Jane’s House of Grass is superior. Why is that?

We’ve searched the state of Washington for the very best farms and growers. We know there’s more to growing cannabis than the final product; our buyers are also experienced growers. We expect the highest quality from seed to sale. Which means, we inspect the farms, research each farm’s growing and curing techniques from the soil to the final trim and packaging process. Every step in the seed to sale process matters to us. We test each product before we buy it to ensure the best quality. Then, as each order comes in, we inspect every single package to make sure that our customers will get the top quality they expect from Mary Jane’s. Does it take more time? Of course. But we believe our customers are worth it.

“The Happy Hills Strawberry I got at Mary Jane’s is the best Strawberry I’ve ever had, and I’ve tried every Strawberry strain known to man!”

  • Matt, Vancouver

What does this mean for you? It means, when you walk into Mary Jane’s House of Grass, you can expect every cannabis item in the store to meet our exacting standards. You can feel comfortable knowing that we’ve questioned our growers on pesticide use, fertilizer use, extraction methods, and other proprietary grow information.  At Mary Jane’s you can feel confident in knowing you’ll get the best quality bud. We want you to feel safe knowing where your cannabis comes from. After all, you intend to put it in your body, and we take that pretty seriously.

 

The New Symbol of Recreational Marijuana

web_symbolofrecSome years ago the world of medical marijuana adopted a green cross as their universal symbol. It was a great way to easily spot a dispensary. A large green cross, like the ever-familiar and welcoming Red Cross we all know, but green. It made it easy to advertise as well as easy to recognize. It has since become the beacon to MMJ users.

With recreational marijuana being a bold new frontier, it lacks a universal symbol to beckon to recreational users. We simply haven’t had the time in the marketplace yet to build that recognition. Recreational cannabis needs a symbol, similar to the cross, simple in design and easy to spot at a quick glance. Oh, and it needs to be green.

In Washington State, medical will soon merge with recreational with the passing of House Bill 5052 in 2015. That adds to the urgency of the need for a new symbol, because as a recreational retail establishment, we’re still not allowed by law to use the cross. That may change, but we don’t know.

In the limiting world of I-502 signage, we have to get creative. So here is the symbol that could help our new Washington I-502 stores combat that problem. It’s the green asterisk (*). Simple. Bold. Easy to spot from the road as you’re searching for the new pot shop in your area.

So keep an eye out for this symbol. It will lead you to good things.