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How to Choose Cannabis Seeds for Healthy Plants

Starting growing cannabis can be incredibly exciting and can give you a sense of freedom like almost nothing else. But now that you’ve decided you want to grow, the real work starts. 

The first thing you need to decide what kind of seeds you want to grow, and where you’re going to get them. This is arguably one of the most important choices you will make since your plants can only be as good as their genetics.

There is a universe of options out there, however, so trying to choose seeds without some sort of basic idea of what you are going to be looking for will only be an exercise in frustration and intimidation. 

That’s where this article can help, hopefully. By considering these factors and thinking about your garden in terms of what you want from it, you should be able to make an educated decision on your seed and strain choice.

Should I Buy My Seeds Or Grow/Gather Them?

Seeds are only produced by the female of the cannabis species, and only after a male pollinates them. In order to grow your seeds, you will need to have stable genetics on both sides of the cross, and you will need to be ok with the large degree of chance that goes into it. 

Seeds grown this way may look and act like either parent, both parents, neither parent or even any of the ancestors in between. It can take several generations of backcrossing to get stable seeds that grow predictable strain representatives.

Gathering your seeds can be much easier since you can find them here and there in the cannabis you consume. Another upside is the cost, you already paid for them when you paid for the flower they came in, so bonus! The drawback here is that they are often not stabilized genetics either, and may not give you the same product you just enjoyed. 

Buying your seed stock is often considered the best option for beginners. Not only are you getting a stabilized strain, with a predictable yield, known growing requirements, and a standardized flowering time. This takes all of the guesswork out of your first garden. 

Botching your first grow because you got a strain way outside your league and weren’t prepared for it can be disappointing and discouraging. Likewise getting random seeds and having no idea what they need or what you’re getting can make the results underwhelming and feel like a waste.

The Look Of A Healthy Seed

The Look Of A Healthy Seed

When you’re looking at seeds, you will see a lot of variation. There will be dark seeds, pale sees, seeds with stripes and spots, and more. You want to stay away from seeds that have any green on their halves since this is a sign that they are premature and will not germinate. 

The size will not matter much, healthy plants come from both small and large seeds. There is some anecdotal evidence that indica strains have larger seeds, as well as seeds that are darker or more heavily pattered, but most strains are hybrids to some extent anyway, so visual determinations are nearly impossible.

What About Feminized Seeds?

Female plants are the ones that produce the flowers that we all know and love, so why would anyone want the possibility of male seeds? Well, like many other things, it often comes down to price. For example, if Strain A is available in non-feminized seeds $100 for a ten pack, the feminized versions would likely be between $200 and $300 for the same quantity.

Most people don’t mind culling a few males, particularly if it’s their first garden. This provides the opportunity to learn how to sex your plants, as well as a significant break on the cost of the genetics for your first run. Feminized seeds are geared toward growers that know what they want, how to grow it, and want the least amount of wasted time.

Consider The Effects You Want

Indicas are the heavy, sedative strains, and are good for inflammation and pain relief, but tend to lock you into the couch. Sativas are upbeat, energetic, and cerebral strains that are ideal for creative workers, and those who need to shake off a little mild depression.

Consider The Effects You Want

Decide On Indica, Sativa, Or A Hybrid

The space you have can impact your choices as well. If you choose a sativa, or a sativa heavy hybrid, expect tall and slender plants that may hit 8 ft+ in the flowering stage, and they also have much longer flowering periods. Indicas are often short, stout, bushy plants with incredibly pungent smells, that can go through their flowering stage in two months or less in many cases.

Pick A Strain Or Two

Don’t get too crazy when it comes time to shop, I know there are a lot of strains that are just begging you to grow them. Pick one, or two, and make sure you get down the fundamentals. Then you can branch out and start trying things. The big takeaway here is to not spend more money than you need to on your first grow. You’re learning, and you have to expect some mistakes.

Seed Preservation

If you find a strain or few that you like, or maybe your situation suddenly changed and you can’t grow, you can always save your seeds. Cannabis seeds stay viable for years, just keep them cool, dry, and in the dark, and you should be able to pick up where you left off when you’re ready.

Choosing The Best Cannabis Seeds For Your Grow

One of the best ways to get some reliable genetics for your garden is to leverage a respected distributor or seed bank. Not only will they organize all of their available strains, but they will also give detailed growing information so that you can grow your best flower. They will also have a detailed list of the effects of each strain, so you don’t go in blind.

How Much to Tip the Medical Marijuana Delivery Guy

If you’re the kind of person who needs a prescription for medical marijuana, you know how convenient delivery to your home can be. This came in especially handy in the dark days of the COVID-19 pandemic, when many of us were locked in our houses with no hope of getting out. When we were in need, the delivery guys came through- it makes sense we should show a little gratitude. 

But how much is too much? How much is too little? Aside from the obvious and nauseating joke answer ($4.20), there are a few good rules of thumb for what you should and shouldn’t be tipping the medical marijuana delivery guy. 

Go too low, and you could peeve the guy who decides how fast your delivery gets to you. Go too high, and your wallet could end up feeling light. There’s a fine science to tipping delivery guys, and we’ve got all the details right here.

How Much is Too Little?

Valentine’s day, Christmas, and waiting for a delivery- just a few times you’ve probably asked this question. At restaurants and bars, we’re apt to tip a certain amount of money most every time, because our orders will stay the same for the most part. 

When we’re ordering for delivery, however, we’re going to encounter a few different factors. 

For one, delivering food to a table or drinks to a bar just a few steps away is a whole lot less expensive than driving order to a house. Driving entails gas, possible damages to a car, and in certain cases, lots of time. Carrying an order to a table is just a few simple steps. 

So, what does all of this add up to? Well, before we get into what a fair tip is, we have to remember that delivery drivers often don’t get paid minimum wage. So, if we don’t tip high enough our drivers won’t make anywhere close to a fair wage. 

How Much is Too Little

Money’s No Excuse

Oftentimes people use the old excuse- I didn’t have enough money to tip. This, one hundred percent of the time, is completely false. If you have money to get delivery, you have money to tip. Cannabis delivery is a luxury, which means you have money to spare, which means you have enough to tip. So don’t skimp out. 

Drivers tend to get paid between six to eight dollars an hour, on the expectation that they’ll get tips. This is not ideal, but what it means is that you are responsible for a portion of their pay. Imagine if you went to your boss for a paycheck and only got half because he ‘didn’t have enough money’ to pay you. 

In addition to this, cannabis delivery guys shoulder the burden for gas, insurance, repairs, and every other car-related expense. 

Don’t Go Below 5

Therefore, the kind of tipping you do at a restaurant is going to be a lot different from the kind of tipping you do for a delivery guy. 15% may be an acceptable tip at a restaurant, where delivery to a table just involves a short walk, but with home cannabis delivery, it’s a no-go. 

Percent tips aren’t even really the best way to gauge tipping, because no matter what you ordered, the prices of gas, repairs, and the time it takes to get to your house, stay the same. 

Therefore, even if you only spent about five dollars, you should still probably tip an even five. This will get your driver above minimum wage for the hour, compensate him for the time it took to get to your home, and give him money for gas.

When to Use a Percentage

When to Use a Percentage

Many waiters and waitresses stress out over tip percentages, getting upset if a customer goes anywhere below fifteen percent. This is because waiters tend to get paid even less per hour than delivery drivers. Thus, you should make sure you’re always paying a good percentage when tipping at a restaurant. 

With cannabis delivery drivers, you have a bit more wiggle room. As someone who once drove delivery, I can tell you that seeing a $5 tip on a $30 order didn’t make me too upset despite the fact that it was only a 16% tip. It got me over minimum wage for the hour and gave me a little wiggle room, so it was fine. 

However, taking out an order totaling $70 or more and getting so low a tip started to get a little annoying. With medical marijuana, orders usually come in little packs. Therefore, carrying capacity is not usually a big issue. 

Still, delivery guys get a little annoyed seeing someone who can afford to drop $100 on marijuana, but not $9 on the delivery guy who made it possible. You might win a little sympathy considering the fact that it’s medicinal, but a lot of delivery guys are probably using medicinal marijuana, too, and they all have time to do this favor for you. 

So, when you get above the $40 range, you should probably start paying as a percentage. a 20-25% tip is more than enough to get someone over their minimum wage, pay for their expenses, and maybe leave a little over for some delivery of their own. It’s such a simple thing to do, and unlike during the COVID days, you can’t excuse yourself from a tip by saying you absolutely had to get delivery. 

Of course, this all changes if you’re somehow immobile, in which case a delivery guy’s sympathy will kick in. We understand if you can’t work, can’t make money, and have to get delivery.

All in All

All in all, the only real excuse for not tipping is if you’re immobile and don’t have any option besides delivery. In normal cases, cannabis delivery recipients should tip around $5, and 20-25% of their order when the overall price gets above $40. There’s a little wiggle room there but never go below $5 if you care. 

How To: Consume Different Types of Marijuana Products

Cannabis is a booming industry with a long history and a ton of really great applications. Between smoking, vaping, edibles, and more, there are dozens of ways to get and consume marijuana products. No matter what kind of bud you smoke, delivery can make the effects much more intense, milder, or more practical in your day-to-day life. 

Whether you prefer to smoke, vape, eat or drink your way to elevation, the possibilities are almost endless for marijuana consumption. With legal and medicinal marijuana becoming more and more common, the methods users can employ are growing by the day. 

Here we’ve compiled a list of consumption methods, how to use them safely and correctly, and the effects, pros, and cons of each one! 

Types of Marijuana

There are so many different types of marijuana on the market and so many different ways to consume it. It isn’t as traditional as it once was. Now you have a whole slew of opportunities and choices when you are looking to partake in weed. Which one is right for you and how do you go about using it? That is a bit more complicated, especially since more choices mean more options. It’s not as overwhelming as it may seem though. Plus, deciding which route is right for you is a whole lot of fun.

The great thing about the modern world of marijuana is that your local dispensary will have access to all the different forms listed below. Keep in mind that some are strong than others. When you create a different form of marijuana, you often create a stronger level of THC than you are used to. That means that you will want to gradually enjoy each of these forms. Remember that different forms of weed will provide different highs and experiences. However, keep an open mind because there is a chance you will find your new favorite form of marijuana. 

Flower

While it is true that there are so many more choices when it comes to marijuana consumption today, there is still this time-tested, traditional, old-fashioned approach: flower. Also known as a bud or any other number of 60s-era nicknames, the flower has been popular for decades for good reason: it works and is easy to do. 

Even with all the new types of ways of enjoying marijuana, the flower is still the most popular. Why? Because it is simple to do and there are many different ways to partake in flower. You can smoke a joint, a blunt, a bong, or any other sort of rig that can get you high. But there is more to flower than that. Modern dispensaries provide products such as prerolls: tight, hand-made joints that are crafted by a weed business or employee. This takes all the hard work out of smoking flowers. All you need to do is light up a preroll, the rest is done for you. 

Of course, you can also use a vaporizer, bong, or any other sort of device that has been used for generations now. This means you will need to grind the flower, break it down and load it into the pipe or bong. But that isn’t that hard either. 

In fact, the only tricky part about using flowers is that you need to keep them in good condition. Like any plant, marijuana needs to stay in the right temperature and ideal conditions. If you don’t treat flowers with the utmost care, it isn’t going to last. You need to invest in airtight containers if you want to make this form of marijuana last.

Shatter

Shatter

If you are looking to enjoy marijuana in its purest and strongest form, you might want to look into shatter. What is shatter? It is a cannabis concentrate created by using a combination of cannabis plants and solvents. Shatter looks unique and different, almost like shattered glass (hence the name), and can provide quite an experience for the user. 

Shatter has a high level of THC in it and that is something to keep in mind because it can be a lot for someone who isn’t very familiar with marijuana and its effects. The best course of action with shatter – and any type of marijuana you dab – is to start small and gradually progress and use more and more over time. Otherwise, your first experience with shatter won’t be a good one.

As mentioned, this brittle form of marijuana is usually best enjoyed by those who like dabbing. That means you will need a dab rig, similar to a bong but built with the strongest material that is capable of withstanding a strong flame. Dabbing enthusiasts will tell you that lighting your rig is a special talent and perfecting that will perfect the taste and flavor and experience of shatter. 

Ironically, heat can be the downfall of shatter. You only want this form of marijuana to get hot when you are actively consuming it. If it gets too hot at any other point, it is not going to work. Therefore, you need to keep shatter safe and sound in containers far away from any extreme heat. You will see that most dispensaries keep a careful eye on their shatter supply. If you keep it safe and cool, you will be able to really enjoy it when the time is right.

Wax

Although it doesn’t have the nicest, most attractive name, wax is one of the best ways to enjoy marijuana. You might not think you would like something referred to as wax, but one time with this form of weed will make you a true believer.

Wax is a potent cannabis concentrate that has been through a process that has crystallized and solidified its oil. It is called wax because, well, it looks like wax. Some forms of wax look hard and solid, almost like shatter, some forms are soft and gooey and often called “budder.” 

Wax is strong, strong stuff. The THC content of wax can range from 60% to 80% and can provide a powerful experience for the user. A little bit of wax definitely goes a long way and is usually recommended for the most experienced smoker. 

Wax is a form of marijuana that you use with your dab rig. But, unlike shatter, wax is easier to use because it doesn’t break apart into smaller shards. The wax stays consistent and in one piece, meaning that it is far easier to load up into your rig and enjoy. 

Others use wax via a vape pen. Pens are becoming increasingly popular lately because they can provide a powerful form of weed in a small package. The pen also gets incredibly warm when you use it, allowing you to take the pleasure of certain forms of marijuana that require high heat. Wax is one of those forms. Therefore, a vape pen is a great way to use wax. 

Wax

Live Resin

Most cannabis products are created from dried or cured plant material. That is a common way to create most of the marijuana products on the market. However, that isn’t what happens with live resin. Live resin is called “live” because it is created from a fresh plant that hasn’t been run through the drying or curing process. 

By creating live resin via this method, it is a strong, natural, powerful form of cannabis. Proponents of live resin claim that it is the more authentic way to enjoy marijuana and maintains its full personality, power, and essence. Live resin has a higher proportion of essential oils in it because it doesn’t go through the typical process that so many marijuana forms endure. With these essential oils, the live resin can provide users with different and distinct flavors and aromas. 

Live resin comes in all sorts of different forms, including wax, shatter, sap, sugar, or budder. So it looks like a lot of other different types of marijuana but it really isn’t. 

While live resin will give you a great high and a wonderful, strong experience, it is a bit trickier to store. You need to preserve the quality and potency of live resin but keeping it away from light, moisture, heat, and even open air. That means there are a lot of things to avoid when you want to keep live resin strong. It is best to keep it in an airtight durable container but your local smoke shop should be able to provide that for you. It’s worth it because live resin is a type of marijuana you will want to become quite familiar with. 

Kief

Kief is a great form of marijuana and one that is easy to get a hold of. Why? Because kief is a byproduct of marijuana. If you have weed, you will have kief. It is all about how to collect and use it correctly.

Essentially, kief is just accumulated resin glands. What is that? It is small, sprinkle-like pieces of discarded marijuana. It contains all the qualities and potent terpenes of marijuana because it is marijuana. It’s just the stuff that gets lost and shredded when you are using a grinder.

A grinder is an important part of preparing and using marijuana. When you have one, you will get an excess piece of marijuana in the bottom of the grinder. Most people think of this as trash and discard it. However, that is kief and it is a powerful form of marijuana that should be enjoyed by users. You can sprinkle kief on a bowl of marijuana, joints, blunts, hookah, or even use it in foods that you are baking. Some people use kief to create cannabutter. Others create something called moon rocks or use them in their tea or coffee. The great thing about kief is that it is easy to get your hands on if you have a grinder and it is able to be used in a wide variety of things.

So when you use a grinder, make sure you don’t throw away the kief. There are so many ways you can employ that for future use. Kief should never be tossed in the trash. 

Kief

Edibles

Edibles are some of the most self-explanatory but lesser-used means of consumption. Most edible snack items are made with an infused material like butter or margarine, and there’s a bit of a process to complete to produce that effect. 

Edible marijuana is bud to ah has been baked until fragrant, steeped in melted butter or warm oil, and then strained to remove the plant debris. This removes the chemicals from the marijuana and deposits it into the medium that holds it. 

A lot of edible snacks are things like gummy and harder candies, pastries and confections, infused beverages, and other snacks. The possibilities for edibles are only limited by the infusion method used, so anything that uses butter can be made with infused butter and be marijuana edible with the same effects. 

A drawback of edibles is that they can be difficult to dose and keep track of. Some folks might not feel effects for up to 15-30 minutes after eating, leading them to eat more and get way too high. After a while, a frequent consumer will start to learn the signs, but the learning curve can be a bit of a challenge. 

Topicals

Topical marijuana treatments can be found in almost every drugstore across the globe. CBD oil and THC-infused balms can make big differences in a day-to-day user’s life. Oils, salves, bath bombs, lotions, and more are all ways of using marijuana topically. 

One drawback to this method is that not all of them will give you the same high effect. THC is among the most potent chemicals to give that high effect, and topical treatments are meant for muscle pain management and soreness.

Topical

Conclusion 

All in all, there are dozens of ways marijuana can be consumed and used. From smoking to oils, the possibilities of marijuana use are growing by the day. It’s important to do your research before you partake and to prioritize your safety and the safety of others before consuming marijuana and marijuana products. 

Keep your equipment clean and your bud safe by choosing the method right for you and your group, and as always ensure that your marijuana use is not overdone. 

Cannabis Delivery: How to Get Cannabis Delivered to Your Door

In a world where anything and everything can be delivered to your door with just a click of a button, marijuana and cannabis products are definitely not the outlier. Modern technology has made it so that food, drinks, clothes, and now weed can be ordered online and shipped within days without a second thought. 

This has been an incredible contrast to the days of yesteryear where a dispensary or the guy down the street were the only options for marijuana purchase, and bringing it to you? Forget about it! Some folks today still make trips across the state to get their favorite marijuana and cannabis products. Needless to say, folks used to the old way of doing things have been blown away by the availability of marijuana and the change of tide in legislation, with no end to the trend in sight. Growth in options, market and availability have made for some really cool breakthroughs for friendly competition and have led to some of the best options for buying the common smoker has seen to date. 

As it stands right now, cannabis delivery works a lot like any other online ordering service. An order is placed from a specific retailer, payment is made upfront and then the product is delivered or shipped to your door. Generally, for products like marijuana, the faster the delivery the better it is. 

We’ve created a general guide to review the process of ordering cannabis for delivery, how to do it, where to go, and what to expect.  Just like with any other online shopping experience, be sure that if you’re ordering online, your information is protected and encrypted since prepayment is regularly required. No one wants to lose money! 

Foreword 

Recreational cannabis and cannabis product delivery is not available in all states and US territories. Though the legislation surrounding marijuana, both recreational and medicinal, has changed dramatically in the last decade, state distribution is still a system very much in the throes of reform. The market for recreational marijuana is controversial to say the least, and not a lot of time has been spent trying to come up with more convenient ways to distribute recreational marijuana in states where cannabis has just been legalized. Delivery systems currently only exist in six states, with the possibility of more on the way. 

California, Oregon, Nevada, Massachusetts, Maine, and Michigan have all legalized recreational marijuana delivery-based distribution systems. Not all of them have active delivery options yet, but they sure are working towards them. As the year progresses, more and more states are projected to join the legalization bandwagon and the delivery option spike. 

States with medicinal marijuana delivery however are pre-established and have been made better with the arrival of COVID-19. The need for contactless delivery of medicinal marijuana has done nothing but increase in the last year, and may show promise for other delivery options later down the line. Currently, the states that have medicinal marijuana delivery options are Arizona, California, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, New Jersey, North Dakota, and Oregon. This is also projected to increase as more states legalize and decriminalize marijuana use. 

Where to Order 

Where to Order 

Depending on where you live in the United States, the delivery of marijuana products might not yet be legal. That’s common since only a handful of states have legalized the sale, production, and distribution of marijuana. Assuming you’re here under the most straight-edge pretenses (we don’t judge), you live in one of the legal regions. Your options are going to be based on the local market, and higher-density population areas are more likely to have delivery services than others. 

To weed out (yes, yes, a bud pun) the bad apples and get legitimately quality marijuana, the best thing to do is locate a service like PurplePenthouse or Leafly. These services act as an information database to locate and determine the closest service to you. They don’t guarantee that services are available in your area, but it doesn’t hurt to check.

To further explain, PurplePenthouse is an online retailer that does deliveries in DC and NY so far, but is looking to expand! 

Leafly gives options based on your current location, the product you’re looking for, the deals that are currently up, and a multitude of other factors. Users of Leafly can punch in a strain or a product and be met with a handful of sellers who have that product and can easily compare prices. 

Once found, contact can be made with the seller to set up the order and get your stuff! 

Local dispensaries can also be a great resource for ordering online or by phone. Remember, all legal sellers are state-regulated and will ask to see an ID for age verification and to ensure you’re eligible for purchase. If ordering for medicinal purposes, a weed allowance card might be used to identify you and your cannabis needs, so be sure you have that when ordering. In general, online retailers and dispensaries alike will need to ensure you are who you say you are before an order can be completed, so it’s best to get that out of the way first. 

Retailers can be found seemingly everywhere, from dispensaries to distribution companies. Do your research and preplan before you make any payments.

What to Expect 

Sellers found online generally have a ton of orders and sometimes a bit in the way of competition. Because of this, pricing might be higher or lower depending on the availability in your local area. Supply and demand mean that if your area doesn’t have a lot of options, the individual prices might be higher. Be sure to shop around as much as possible to get the best quality product for the lowest price. 

You can expect to have a thorough check of identification prior to purchase, and prior to pick up or drop off. Your state ID is going to be one of the best tools for this, so be sure yours isn’t expired and you have it with you. 

Be on the lookout for sketchy feeling sellers that might ask for personal information that doesn’t pertain to the sale, folks who ask for payment much higher than market value, and another scam like behaviors. Certainly, not all distributors are out for just your cash, but some pretenders can weasel into a profitable market and spoil the party for everyone. 

Practice smart online shopping behavior and actively take a role in your online security and safety.

Outside of all of that, another common component of marijuana delivery is the basis through which the delivery is completed. Assuming that it’s legal and supported in your area, some retailers might offer On-demand services similar to food delivery. You can call or order online for delivery on the same day. 

Subscription delivery is performed like any other online subscription, where you are charged periodically and the delivery is completed after payment clears. Scheduled delivery exists along the same vein, but isn’t reoccurring normally. 

Membership clubs are also similar here, where subscribers can order individual products and services or subscription services. No matter the route that speaks to you, the options for marijuana delivery is completely tailored to your needs and to your experience. 

How to Order

How to Order

It’s important to know the specifics of the retailer you’re purchasing from if they have named products and varied strains. You don’t want to just call any old dispensary and ask for “1 weed please!”. Over time, you might decide on a favorite strain, blend, or shelf level and can make orders based on what you know about the product and the sellers, but for first-time buyers, doing a little bit of digging can help get the product you’re actually looking for. 

Just like most online shopping experiences, you want to research the vendor prior to sale, compare prices and settle on one. Once selected, the order has to be officially placed. Generally, orders can be placed via phone or online depending on your chosen vendor’s service options. Some may have a website set up for online purchases, and others prefer a more hands-on approach. 

Regardless of how the order is placed, confirmation is key. Most of the time, prepayment is required for delivery options. Your ID might be needed for age verification and to ensure they drop it off to the right person, so be ready to provide that if needed. 

Upon delivery, the person might ask to confirm your identity via your ID or confirmation number. These items are important and you may not receive your product without them. Once confirmed, the product you purchased should be released to you for happy consumption. 

As it stands right now, delivery is very much a streamlined process and it stands to get better. Cannabis and cannabis-based products can be found online from multiple retailers, but the legitimacy can be called into question. If you have any questions about the delivery process, the products you’re getting, the effects you intend it to have, or any other process questions, be sure to ask your retailer prior to purchase. 

Afterword

If you believe for any reason your delivery was unsatisfactory or sketchy at all, be sure to report it to the seller and in online forums. We know it’s not fun to point the finger, especially with sometimes such a taboo topic, but feedback is honestly super helpful for growth. With the market for legal marijuana distribution by means of delivery being as new as it is, we have nowhere to go but up. 

Be honest with your sellers about their user interface, delivery method, expectations of service, customer service, and any other aspect of the sale you can think of. If it’s positive, that’s an experience they can use to keep getting better and promote to other clients. If it’s negative, try to be as patient and understanding as possible, but stay honest. They can’t fix what they don’t know is wrong. 

Distribution is a tough game, no matter the market. With COVID-19 still a problem even with the recent vaccines, delivery is here to stay and is likely going to become one of the most common methods of buying. You want to be at the forefront of the positive changes that marijuana can bring to our society, and we can all work together to dispel some of the nastier stereotypes of marijuana and its uses. 

After Ordering Cannabis

Conclusion 

Delivery of cannabis and marijuana products is quickly becoming a breakthrough market in states and territories open to distribution. Cannabis regulated by the state has offered an incredible economic stimulation that was previously untapped. Legal marijuana offers a way for frequent users to get safe, effective flowers without the unnecessary social pressures and risks involved. 

With delivery becoming more and more of daily use for most Americans, cannabis delivery is right around the corner, and a decade from now we might look back on the humble beginnings of marijuana dispensaries and delivery options and lament about the strides we’ve made. 

For now, when ordering online, do your research first. Know who you’re buying from, what you’re buying, what it’ll look like, and what the effect should be. Knowing specific product details can help first-time buyers and long-term smokers to make the right choices of bud for them, which of course leads to a much better smoking experience.

With so many strains, products, and delivery options out there, be specific as possible. Unless you’re looking for a surprising blend, (and be specific about that too, let them know you’re looking to experiment!) being ad honed in as you possibly can be can remove any margins of error and frustration that can go along with online shopping. We’ve all seen those expectations versus reality memes, don’t let that be your weed! 

As always, be vigilant and safe with your online purchases, take care of yourself and others, and happy smoking! 

How To Choose High Quality Marijuana

Whether you’re a seasoned consumer or just getting your pipe in the door, quality marijuana products can be a hard thing to identify at first glance. There are a few ways to tell a quality nug from a less than stellar one, and it goes without saying that no bud is the same. 

Depending on the strain, marijuana can have dozens of different attributes and properties that can change the flavor, the effect, the smell, and the overall experience. Knowing what to look for can be a seemingly daunting task for common tokers, but here we’ve identified a few great ways to get started.

Know What You’re Looking For

With so many strains and so many flavors of marijuana to choose from, perhaps the very first thing to consider is the desired effect. Hollywood and movies tend to present marijuana as an herb that makes someone giggly and kind of out of it, but that’s not the case with all strains of marijuana. Most strains have specified names to indicate their flavor and be easily identified in the dispensary, but the most bare bone classification are Sativas and Indica strains. 

Sativa 

Sativa marijuana strains tend to have a head high, meaning the experience is more so felt in the brain and head. These strains promote creativity, laughing, an increase in energy, and can be great for social smokers.

Indica 

Indica marijuana strains are much more body-based. Great for body aches, muscle pain, lack of appetite, and trouble sleeping, Indica marijuana strains are centered around the experience of a body high. 

Hybrids 

Hybrid marijuana strains can be a healthy mix of both Sativa and Indica strains, with the attributes and side effects of both. Most commonly consumed strains are some kind of hybrid, since they can cater to all smoking needs.

Visual Cues 

Visual Cues 

Moving on to what a quality bud might look like, a good rule of thumb is that the duller the green, the duller the marijuana. High-quality buds tend to have a variety of bright colors in the mix, detailing different shades of vibrant green and very few browns. 

In a dispensary, much like a bar, they might have different qualities of marijuana on different shelves. The “top shelf” strains tend to lie a little higher on the pricing scale, but are the most likely to have the highest level of quality as compared to the others. Mid-grade marijuana can be found on the middle shelves most of the time, and low-grade or beginner products normally rest on the lowest level, with the lowest price. 

Seeds and Stems 

When cultivating and harvesting any kind of plant, the biggest focus is going to be the fruit or flower. Much like a bunch of grapes on a vine, those stems and seeds don’t make the best munching experience. When selecting a high-quality bud, the fewer stems and seeds in the mix can mean a higher quality product for you. Sure, you can remove them after purchase, but since most dispensaries sell by weight, it can be a waste in multiple ways. 

Trichome Time 

Sometimes difficult to see, trichomes are small white or milky white crystals that can form on the ends of a high-quality bud. These crystals indicate a high level of cannabinoids and terpenes which account for the taste, smell, and effect of the marijuana. 

If the trichomes are not present, or very sparse, this can mean that the plant was harvested too soon, and won’t have a great quality in taste or effect. Trichomes that are more yellow or dark orange color can mean that the marijuana plant was harvested too late, which can result in a sore stomach or a tiring effect when consumed. 

Smells and Taste 

A good marijuana harvest tends to be a pretty pungent endeavor. Packaging buds in small packages does a lot to make it seem like that smell is more pervasive, but nevertheless, a good strain can have a pretty thick musk. Generally speaking, a connoisseur might be able to sniff out certain notes within the bud to determine the strain type and quality, but the best thing for a beginner to pay attention to is that the musk from your marijuana should smell earthy and full and nothing like mold or grass. Hay or grassy smells can indicate a harvest wasn’t cured properly, which can lead to a less than fun smoking experience. 

Smells and Taste 

Handling Marijuana: Sticky Quality 

If you’re able to handle or touch the marijuana prior to purchase, the very first thing to note is that your hands should be clean. If you decide against purchasing the bud, the next customer might not feel happy to know that it’s been grabbed on by a stranger. With that said, many dispensaries are against the handling of the products without help from an employee, without gloves, and without other protections. Especially in the age of COVID, one can’t be too careful. 

With all that in mind, if you’re able to touch and handle the marijuana before you buy, pay strict attention to the sticky factor of the bud. The best quality product tends to leave a sticky residue on your fingers known as resin. The product shouldn’t be completely dry, and definitely shouldn’t be damp. Excess moisture can breed mold and bacteria which isn’t fun to smoke. 

Conclusion 

All in all, marijuana consumption is a personal and widely varied experience. While some folks might prefer the body high of an indica, others might prefer the uplifting experience of sativa, or a mix between the two. Whatever strain you choose, knowing you’re getting the most bang for your buck and the best quality bud that’s available to you can save you from the less enjoyable smells and tastes of lower quality weed. Most dispensaries are happy to educate you on the spot as well, so don’t be afraid to ask questions! A great resource for online services and delivery can be found here

 

How to Know if a Marijuana Delivery Service is a Scam

Quality weed can be expensive. So, when you find something cheap online that looks good, it can be all too easy to buy it right away. However, you need to be careful.

Marijuana delivery is still a complex process. You may be tricked into buying something from a service that will never give you your order. If you know what to look for, then you should never have problems with scam delivery services.

This is everything that you need to know!

How to Recognize a Scam Site

They Have Conflicting Information

You should steer clear of sites that claim they can sell weed in States where it is not legalized. Delivery services should only sell in certain states- they are likely scams if they are not.

Scam services are not afraid of taking advantage of people. If you are not sure whether your area allows marijuana or not, it would be taking a look online. You will want to know the details to avoid being scammed.

The Website is Poorly Designed

Scam sites are looking to make a quick buck before they get caught. The content on scam sites is often full of grammatical errors and spelling mistakes. Their website is also poorly designed since the creator didn’t want to spend too much time on it.

One of the biggest signs is there is no contact number. Scam delivery services do not want you to reach out to them- the more questions they are asked, the sooner someone realizes they are fake.

If you feel like sales are being rushed and pushed, you might be being scammed. Simply stop and check out the entire website before you make a purchase. When something feels wrong, make sure to go with your instincts. 

The Website is Poorly Designed

They Want Payment Now

Another major sign of a scam delivery service is when they want your money ASAP. The company is not interested in answering your questions and continues to push for a sale. They may make false claims and say things that are too good to be true.

Some sites may even try to sell you other products or drugs. However, you will not receive them. 

Overall, if someone is pushing for you to buy their weed– stay away from them. Scam sites are trying to make as many sales as possible before they need to shut down their website and disappear. 

Weird Payment Policies

Finally, you should avoid sites that have strange payment methods. If they are asking for cash at a specific location, you should not go through with it. Safe payment methods include PayPal, debit cards, or even wire transfers in some cases.

Showing up at a specific location with a ton of cash to buy weed is never a good idea. It can make you look bad and is likely not legal in your State.

How to Avoid Scam Delivery Services

The above signs are what you should always be on the lookout for. There are several other signs, but those are the most common ones. Now, you need to know what to do if you realize you are being scammed.

You will need to stay calm. Never let needing weed products get in the way of your safety. You can always safely purchase everything you need through our online shop instead.

The best way to avoid scams is to stay informed. There is a ton of misinformation out there, so you need to learn how to navigate it to the truth. We recommend that you read reviews on weed delivery sites before you use their services.

By reading through customer reviews, you will be able to tell how their experiences are. You can use this information to determine whether or not it is worth buying weed from that particular website. It also helps if you read reviews on many different pages.

Check For Fake Reviews

Some scam sites will make a ton of positive reviews to make people believe their products are real. You will need to know what fake reviews look like. They usually contain more spelling errors than normal and offer little content aside from “we liked this product a lot!”.

The dates the reviews were posted are probably all going to be around the same time too. Many of them also will not have a profile picture. If you think someone posted a fake review, be sure to check out their account. If they only have that one review, they are likely not a real person.

Check For Fake Reviews

Research the Brand

Anytime you want to buy marijuana products online, you will need to make sure you do your research first. A simple internet search will let you know whether or not the delivery service is real. 

Legit brands have plenty of interactions with customers on their websites and make it easy to find their contact information. The staff will also be happy to answer all of your questions.

If you keep noticing that things seem “off” about the delivery service- make sure to stay away! It can be risky to give them your payment information. Plus, you may not even receive your order.

What if They Deliver?

Sometimes, you might get an order you placed on a scam site. However, that does not mean you get what you paid for. Scam delivery sites will also provide fake products. The packaging can look real, but that doesn’t mean the quality of the weed is good.

Scam sites also are not checking for toxins or pesticides in your weed. You don’t want to consume something that can hurt you- so always make sure to buy from legit websites!

Fake packages often leave out all the information you need, but they can still look very real. All marijuana products are required to display their cannabinoid content on the packaging. This should include THC and CBD content, plus a batch number.

Conclusion

Have a question? Be sure to ask! We would love to help you out. We always provide reliable and trustworthy products, so you can save yourself a lot of time and order with us safely instead.

How To Get Marijuana Delivered in New York City

Are you a medical marijuana patient struggling to get your medication amongst all the chaos and strife during the coronavirus epidemic? Have the risks of covid and the dilemma of social distancing hindered your ability to get good quality medical marijuana? As professionals in cannabis delivery in New York, Purple Penthouse Weed Delivery Service might be your solution.

What are we?

We are Purple Penthouse, a dispensary that specialises in weed delivery in Washington DC. We started out with high quality premium grade cannabis grown right here in California for the residents of Washington DC. As of recent we have established another dispensary in New York.

We function solely online cutting out of the traditional norms of being a storefront dispensary. To make things easier and more reliable, we do both the selling and the delivering. That’s right! All of our products are delivered right to your door by our team of couriers, much like old school pizza delivery.

Why choose us?

Safety

The need for safety is at an all time high. With both Covid-19 and other predicaments littering the streets, you might have the need to stay indoors. But what about your necessities that normal stores do not deliver to your doorstep such as medical marijuana? Are you going to cut down on your medications? If the answer was yes, now you can change it as we are here for you! Just sit at home and let us do what we do best; cannabis delivery in New York City.

We follow all the safety procedures necessary for a clean and successful delivery. All of our couriers are well groomed for the task and comply with the highest standards of professionalism out there. Your order of medical cannabis will be delivered without the need for direct contact. We arrive at the designated location and wait for you to pick it up before marking the delivery as complete. It is essentially risk free.

Quality

Everything on our platform is of the top most quality. We have reliable suppliers that grow designer strains and high grade marijuana. All of our products are made right here in the states, as we support our local growers– made, packed and shipped straight from California.

Online

Travelling to your dispensary consumes so much time and effort. Not to mention the traffic and the risks involved. Why smoke hard when you can smoke smart. All of our products are available on our official website. This means you can hop in, find your strain and pay them to get delivered in one swift go. No third party handlers and no walking about.

What do we sell?

When we mean business we mean business! We have everything that you would find in a high-end dispensary and so much more. By using Purple Penthouse you can get everything under one roof. 

Medical Marijuana

Our best seller and our main product. We sell and carry out weed delivery in Williamsburg New York. Purple Penthouse is home to all the new strains that you see and hear on the news. We have exclusives that you would not find anywhere; exotic strains from the best growers in California.

Edibles

Too lazy to bake? We got you covered. Purple Penthouse has a variety of different edibles that will tingle your taste buds, packed with tons of THC!

Concentrates

Finding high-grade concentrates can be difficult. Your search for concentrates ends here; Shatter, Moon Rocks, we have it all.

Pre-rolls

Do not have time to roll up? You should try our pre-roll packs. They are hand rolled to perfection and packed to the brim to give you a swift buzz.

Shrooms

That is right! We have Shrooms in our inventory. Freshly picked shrooms to psilocybin infused chocolate candies.

So Much More

Our inventory grows bigger by the day. We have seeds, drinks and many other items coming in soon!

SUPPORT WOMEN 

Purple Penthouse is a dispensary that is handled exclusively by women. The cannabis industry is a hard place for a woman to be and we are defying all the odds. Support your female community to make their place in a men dominated industry.

Stay Safe, Stay High

We do Cannabis delivery in Williamsburg Brooklyn, New York and Washington DC. If you are within our operational areas we will deliver without fail. We have gained quite the reputation ever since we started thanks to our high quality medical cannabis strains. You got the license, we got the cannabis, it does not get better than that.

Purple Penthouse Opens NYC Location

Purple Penthouse is pleased to announce that we are servicing the New York City area as of March 16th, 2021. No longer will our New York customers have to travel to get their Purple Penthouse goodies. The New York menu will mirror the Washington, D.C. menu and all orders can be placed via the site per usual and via our New York phone number at 929-722-1229! Thank you for your continued support providing us with the opportunity to grow.

-PP Team

Woohoo, DC LEGALIZED NATURE! Here Are The Benefits of Microdosing With Magic Mushrooms

One of the oldest and safest medicines in the world, psilocybin and psilocin from psychedelic mushrooms have been known to reduce stress, depression, stimulate brain cell growth, increase focus, and sharpen your senses. Since decriminalized in Washington DC, you can now enjoy the benefits of all that magic mushrooms have to offer without an inner battle about legality. Aside from the obvious use of magic mushrooms to “trip out” and feel effects similar to that of the drug acid, there is a growing number of people taking much smaller daily doses of the fungus for long term mental health benefits via micro-dosing.

Microdosing psychedelics is the practice of consuming very low, sub-hallucinogenic doses of a psychedelic substance, such as lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) or psilocybin-containing mushrooms. According to media reports, microdosing has grown in popularity, yet the scientific literature contains minimal research on this practice. For the people it works for, they simply feel happier, more euphoric, more energetic and not at all restricted from having a pleasant & productive day.

Fans of micro-dosing typically use 1/10th of the typical recreational amount in a sitting, and at sub-halucinogenic levels they are perfectly capable of getting to the office or taking care of their kids. Positives listed by users include improved mood, focus, creativity, self-efficacy, energy and more.

That’s not to say there aren’t negatives, as ingesting magic mushrooms can cause unwanted side effects like nausea, gastrointestinal issues, and headaches (dependent upon the user and quantity ingested).

Chart via The Conversation Microdosers Psychedelic Report  

Chart via The Conversation Microdosers Psychedelic Report  

 

DOSAGE  FOR PURPLE PENTHOUSE EXCLUSIVE POLKA DOT MAGIC MUSHROOM CHOCOLATE 

🍄 MICRODOSE: 1-3 PIECES. STIMULATE THE MIND.

🍄 🍄 THERAPEUTIC: 4-9 PIECES. MINDFUL AND ELEVATED.

🍄 🍄 🍄 GOD MODE: 10-15 PIECES. WALLS MIGHT MELT.

MADE WITH LOVE ON OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA. VEGAN.

 

 

The Convenience and Safety of Using a Medical Marijuana Delivery Service in Washington, DC

There’s no sugar-coating it — the world is rapidly changing.

COVID, large scale protests, and the restrictive medical marijuana laws in Washington, DC make it incredibly difficult to find high-quality medical marijuana. With so many obstacles, it’s no wonder why medical marijuana patients are frustrated with the lack of top-shelf medical marijuana.

The introduction of the Purple Penthouse delivery service is a milestone for medical marijuana patients in Washington, DC. Read along to understand how Purple Penthouse allows medical marijuana patients, as well as recreational users aged 21 and up, in Washington, DC to safely and conveniently buy medical marijuana products.

COVID-19 and Medical Marijuana Deliveries

As you can imagine, the novel Coronavirus has changed the way we do everything.

Thus far, COVID-19 has altered the way you shop for groceries, interact with your friends, and purchase medical marijuana.

Once the Coronavirus became a significant problem in the US, the vast majority of businesses across the nation shutdown. It became clear that enclosed spaces were a breeding ground for the Coronavirus, and this drove the demand to close all non-essential stores.

In a surprise move, the governor of Washington, DC declared that medical marijuana deliveries were essential services. This landmark moment justified medical marijuana delivery services. Thus, the Purple Penthouse delivery service has seized the moment to provide exceptional quality, care, and customer service to medical marijuana patients in need.

Overall, the ongoing situation of COVID-19 presents a strong case for the need for medical marijuana delivery services in Washington, DC. With the help of Purple Penthouse, medical marijuana patients now have access to compliant and top-shelf medical marijuana products.

The Benefits of Using Purple Penthouse Delivery

The Purple Penthouse delivery service offers a wide range of benefits to their patients. Let’s take a look at each in detail.

Say Goodbye to Traffic

Once you decide to order your medical marijuana from Purple Penthouse, you can say goodbye to traffic. The traffic in Washington, DC is worse than New York and Los Angeles, which means it’s going to take a long time to get from point A to point B.

Even if the medical marijuana dispensary across town has your favorite cannabis strain, it’s not worth the time and stress that you’ll spend sitting in traffic.

Contactless Service

There’s nothing more worrying than having to walk inside a medical marijuana dispensary to purchase medical marijuana. The old days of sniffing jars laden with terpene-filled flowers are long gone.

Purple Penthouse understands the rapidly changing situation surrounding the Coronavirus, which is why Purple Penthouse prides itself as a contactless service.

Once you place an order with Purple Penthouse, you can pay online and receive the order without having to come face-to-face with the delivery driver. Overall, Purple Penthouse shines above the rest with its dedication to its patients.

Order Online

Just like UberEats or DoorDash, Purple Penthouse is revolutionizing the medical marijuana delivery service scene.

Once you’re ready to place an order with Purple Penthouse, all you need to do is head over to their website. Once there, you can browse their extensive list of medical marijuana products. From connoisseur-grade flowers to concentrates, Purple Penthouse has it all. Next, add all of your preferred items to the cart.

Once you’re satisfied with your medical marijuana haul, it’s time to load your delivery address. Now that Purple Penthouse knows where to take the delivery, their customer service specialists will need to verify your medical marijuana or driver’s license and a selfie.

Rest assured, verifying your selfie and medical marijuana license only takes a few moments. Once you’re given the green-light, you can place your donation order. Overall, there’s nothing easier than placing an order with Purple Penthouse.

A Dedication to Safety

Aside from providing medical marijuana patients with the best medical marijuana products available in Washington, DC, Purple Penthouse is dedicated to safety.

Purple Penthouse’s packaging staff and delivery personnel are kept to the highest standards. Employees are required to wear masks, gloves, and clean their hands regularly. Furthermore, all delivery vehicles are routinely sanitized to ensure overall safety.

When you order from Purple Penthouse, you can rest assured that your products have been sanitized and packaged safely.

Find The Best Medical Marijuana Delivered To Your Door

Ultimately, you’ll have Washington, DC’s finest medical marijuana selection at your fingertips once you use the Purple Penthouse delivery service.

As Washington, DC grapples with the Coronavirus, Purple Penthouse is here to ensure that you get the medication you need — quickly. Purple Penthouse overflows with safety and convenience, and there’s no better time than now to experience the Purple Penthouse difference.