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Why Do People Gravitate To the Pineapple Kush Strain of Cannabis?

Daniel King

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With its legalization in certain states, Cannabis use is on the rise. Popularly known as marijuana, cannabis has become a popular product along with its other compounds such as CBD. While on here, we usually focus on the different aspects of CBD, we would like to touch base on the mother plant, explain the difference between its strains, and let you know what the most popular strain is. From our research, we have determined that Pineapple Kush is one of the top searched for strains. So why do people gravitate towards Pineapple Kush and what differentiates it from other strains?

What is a marijuana strain?

Whether you are a marijuana expert or not, you are probably familiar with the terms Sativa, Indica, or hybrid. Those are the three main distinguishers of marijuana that many of us have become familiar with in mainstream culture. Although a great starting point, research shows that there is not a great deal of consistency when examining different marijuana plants to be able to successfully classify them into just those three categories. The many differences have created many categories that cannabis could be placed into, and that is how strains were created.

Different strains create different effects on the mind and body, and that is how the plants are classified. Similarly, to how different breeds of dogs have different characteristics, and when you are picking out a breed you know what kind of dog to expect, the same works with marijuana. By doing research and determining what effect you are looking for, you can adjust your use to only that strain or something with a similar makeup.

What are the different strains?

Although there are hundreds of different types of strains of marijuana, they are identified by measuring the percentage of Sativa properties versus Indica properties. So what are these properties we speak of?

Sativa is probably one of the most popular strains of marijuana, it is known to create a “head buzz” meaning that you will not get that lethargic feeling you may have heard about. It is generally uplifting and stimulating, and perfect for daily use as it will not put you to sleep.

Indica, on the other hand, is a more relaxing and sedating type of strain. It will give you that body high, lethargic feeling that many of us heard about. It is best suited for evening use or sleep aid.

What is Pineapple Kush?

Pineapple Kush is one of our most requested strains of cannabis to be reviewed and its seeds can be purchased here. It has grown extremely popular and judging by our research, it is a great strain, to begin with. It has a slightly fruity flavor and scent, which is where the name comes in. It is an Indica strain with a slight Sativa influence, the approximate ratio is 80/20. It is a great strain for relaxing during the night times and it is highly potent. It will also ensure that you get deep and restful sleep if you are someone that struggles with insomnia or staying asleep. Many people prefer this strain for their nighttime use to any other alternatives.

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The State of Cannabis in Washington State: Things To Know in 2021

Jordan Webber

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The Pacific Northwest is well known for its beautifully lush landscapes, crisp apples, fresh air, and progressive lifestyle/health views. Being the only state named after a United States president(George Washington), Washington is a place many happily and willingly call home or their sanctuary.  

In terms of other well-knowns, Washington state was one of the first to legalize cannabis for recreational use nearly a decade ago (2012 to be exact). As long as you are 21 years old or older and reside in the state, you can privately partake in the consumption of cannabis without any legal ramifications. This has been an appeal to many across the country, with some actually moving to the state for this reason.

In 2021, and with the dawn of a new administration in the White House, marijuana looks to have a very bright few years ahead. We’ve already seen an emergence of pot stocks and hometown dispensaries budding up all around the United States and the rest of North America, and that only looks to continue into the near future.

If you’re in the mood to finally take the leap into using cannabis, now could be a great time to learn more about this wonderful plant and its many healing and rejuvenating properties. 

What is it used for mainly in 2021?

Cannabis was once thought only to be good for “getting high.” There has been a plethora of scientific research giving us a better understanding of this miracle plant. It has been used to treat Cancer, Epilepsy, Seizures, Glaucoma, PTSD, Multiple Sclerosis, Inflammation, and even Alzheimer’s disease. In 2021 after a rough 2020, many have been using it as a healthier way to indulge at home, protecting themselves from the ongoing pandemic. Instead of frequent alcohol consumption, there has been a larger shift towards the consumption of cannabis as it has been stated to be less harmful to vital organs like the heart and liver. Alcohol also creates a lot of inflammation within the body, whereas cannabis reportedly fights inflammation. 

Best places to buy it in 2021?

The best places to purchase your cannabis are from state-licensed retailers in Washington. Purchasing weed through private means(aka black-market) is still illegal and should be avoided at all costs. Make sure to do your due diligence when seeking reputable dispensaries as there are “pop-up shops” that claim being licensed but are not, and purchasing from them could result in a hefty fine or even jail time. 

Per WeedMaps, Medical marijuana patients may purchase and possess up to:

  • 3 ounces of marijuana, or 85 grams;
  • 48 ounces, or 1.36 kilograms of marijuana-infused products in solid form;
  • 1.69 gallons, or 6.4 liters of marijuana-infused products in liquid form, or; 
  • 21 grams of marijuana concentrate.

Washington state cannabis Legislation in 2021

As far as growing and cultivation of marijuana for personal use, this is still illegal. Washington cannabis laws are more liberal than other states, but there are still many restrictions, such as not being able to consume it in “public view”. The most notable push in the cannabis space in Washinton state is a bill for home cultivation.

Conclusion

Washington is a great place to visit and, for many, is one of the best places to call home due to its stance on cannabis consumption. With 2021 being a year of progression, it looks like the state of cannabis in Washington will only continue to shine.

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How to Find the Best Bud for Your Needs

Stacey Wellington

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So, you’ve heard about cannabis. You hear that it gets you high and doesn’t carry some of the worst parts of alcohol, like the hangover and dizziness. Now you’re interested in trying it for yourself, but where do you begin?

Today’s your lucky day. We will be looking at how to find the best bud for your needs at a marijuana dispensary right near you. Still, we have a few notes to go through before we begin. For starters, we’ve laid out the information below as a series of “either-or” questions. These help to direct you to a desired experience rather than a specific brand or type.

Additionally, we will be giving pointers in four different categories. See below for a brief explanation of each.

Sativa, indica or hybrid?

Sativa cannabis strains generally give users more pep and contain greater quantities of THC. Conversely, indica strains are used for relaxation and calmness more often than not and contain higher quantities of CBD.

Low, medium or high THC/ CBD?

As the active ingredient in marijuana, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is what gets you high. Its counterpart, Cannabidiol (CBD), counteracts some of the effects of THC but gives a more mellow and relaxed feeling. Honestly, the dosing and differences between these two cannabinoids is a larger task than this article can tackle, so check here for more info.

Flavor Profile

The flavour profile of your marijuana can be one area where you have full control over the selection. If you want something fruity, spicey, sour, dank, piney or with hints of evergreen, simply get your nose involved in the selection process at your preferred marijuana dispensary.

Delivery Method

The delivery method you choose can play a big role in how the effects occur. Generally, inhalation will give you the quickest onset of feelings, whereas ingestion can take up to an hour to begin.

Active or Sedentary?

Active

Some people enjoy activity when they’re stoned. Getting high can make exercise more enjoyable, increase your focus and (surprisingly) help the time pass quicker. If this describes your desired outcome, look for the following traits:

  • Sativa-dominant
  • Low-middle THC concentration
  • Fruity flavours
  • Fast-acting delivery method

Sedentary

The cliche experience you hear about marijuana imbibers is that they lay around doing nothing. While this couldn’t be further from the truth, it is hard to ignore how much better watching television or playing video games can be with the proper substance. When it comes to selecting product at a marijuana dispensary for a better sedentary experience, these factors might get you closer to the goal:

  • Indica-dominant
  • Low CBD concentration
  • Evergreen, piney flavours
  • Gradual delivery method

Fun or Powerful?

Fun

Unlike the previous two choices, your options here can lead to the other. What we mean to say is that you can have a fun experience with powerful weed, and vice versa. Still, for beginners, it is essential knowledge that you do not need the highest THC to have a good time. When you are looking for something to bring to a house party or take a walk through the park, consider these objectives:

  • Sativa or indica dominant
  • Any THC concentration
  • Any flavour
  • Edibles, oils, smokeables, etc.

Powerful

If your objective is to get as high as possible, that can be a tall order. Marijuana affects everyone differently, and with experience comes an understanding of how different highs feel. As a result, it can be difficult to offer suggestions for the best experience possible due to how much of it will boil down to personal preference. Still, for those looking to head in a particular direction, prefer these traits in your cannabis:

  • Sativa or hybrid
  • High THC concentration (over 18%, generally)
  • Your favourite strain (kush or diesel yield positive results)
  • Concentrated products (oils, hashish, shatter, etc.)
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Social Equity Partners is Available For Arizona Applicants

Stacey Wellington

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With the passage of prop 207, legal cannabis sales for recreational purposes become a new norm for Arizona residents. The legal cannabis market is a multi-billion dollar industry with a projected worth of $73 billion globally by 2027. That’s why it is important for local residents of Arizona to look for partnerships that benefit local communities within Arizona instead of foreign corporations.

Social Equity Partners’ mission is to assist Arizona residents who were convicted of non-violent cannabis felonies to apply for adult-use marijuana dispensary and cultivation establishment licenses through the program offered by Social Equity Partners. Their goal is to offer Arizona residents with cannabis convictions extensive support in receiving a license and establishing a cannabis business through the Social Equity Program. The founder Thomas Lopez was convicted in 2001 by the State of Arizona with a felony for marijuana possession. He understands the obstacles of what it takes to have personal and professional growth after a criminal conviction which is why he founded Social Equity Partners.

Under the ELEVATE brand label, one of the services that Social Equity Partners offers is access to their fully conceptualized dispensary. ELEVATE is a boutique dispensary with the aim to modernize and deliver the highest-quality marijuana products, with locations planned for Sunnyslope, Glendale and Tempe. ELEVATE aims to serve the local communities of Arizona as a small independent business that keeps money in the community instead of generating profits for foreign corporations while forgetting about the concerns of the local citizens.

Applicants will receive assistance with developing a broad web presence, social media campaigns, and professional branding once accepted into partnering with Social Equity Partners. They will also have access to their pool of local investors who are local community members looking to provide capital for starting dispensaries that benefit local residents instead of funneling money into corporations.

Social Equity Partners will be there to offer assistance during the application process for Arizona residents who are applying with felony cannabis convictions by helping them complete the application, create a compelling business plan, and verify financial requirements.  The goal for Social Equity Partners is to ensure that all funding remains local and stays in the community. With this partnership, they believe that applicants have a chance to positively impact their neighborhoods and take part in reinvigorating local economies with locally-based investors’ support.

With a partnership like Social Equity Partners, applicants will have access to full support from land-use lawyers, Realtors, and permitting specialists to help with identifying a site for your cannabis business. Their real estate brokers and lawyers understand the legal requirements for zoning laws for spaces all over Arizona and will help assist partners with finding the right property for their needs. Their partnership increases the likelihood of eligibility for the Social Equity Ownership Program with their proven funding and business plans already in place.

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