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Homegrown Cannabis Co’s Top 10 Hacks for Growers and Tokers

Sometimes, the best pieces of advice are also the simplest.

Look before you leap.

Keep your car oiled.

Don’t eat yellow snow.

The same is true for 420 fans. A good shortcut can save time and effort in the grow room and make your toking life that little bit happier.

Less time stressing, more time enjoying the finer things in life, like top-quality cannabis.

We teamed up with the Homegrown Cannabis Co. to bring you ten life-hacks perfect for cannabis growers and tokers. 

To know more is to grow more!

Homegrown Hack #1: buy the best seeds you can.

Okay, this may seem obvious, but too many growers overlook the importance of the seeds. This is crazy! Nothing will ruin your indoor or outdoor grow quicker than bad seeds.

Buy the best seeds possible and make sure they come with a germination guide and guarantee

Also, if you’re growing in the US, buy from a US company! 

The Homegrown Cannabis Co dispatches from California AND they offer a germination guarantee with all sales. 

No more kicking your heels waiting for European deliveries (that often get stopped at the border anyhow) and no more worrying about what to do if your seeds don’t pop.

Buy smart. Buy American.

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Homegrown Hack #2: know how to grind without a grinder.

Losing your grinder doesn’t have to mean a cancelled session. Try these hacks to make sure you don’t miss out:

  • Coffee grinder. Perfect for those who like a fine grind.
  • Cheese grater. Watch your fingers!
  • Metal sieve. Slow, but the results are VERY smokeable.
  • Pestle and mortar. Old-school but effective.
  • Pizza cutter. Not the finest of grinds but better than nothing.
  • Shaker. Shake your buds in a cup with some small stones or coins.
  • Fingers. Best to use your own 🙂
Homegrown Hack #3: corner your bowl.

This basic piece of weed etiquette helps everyone get a better hit from the pipe, and will probably see you invited to more sessions. 

When taking a hit, focus on one area of the bowl and smoke downwards, rather than blackening the entire bowlful of weed. Everyone will love you and you’ll probably become the next president.

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Homegrown Hack #4: don’t ignore pH.

Test the pH of water going in AND the run-off. When the pH is out, your plants won’t be able to absorb nutrients properly, leaving them under-nourished and prone to disease. Take a look at Homegrown’s blog for articles about controlling, adjusting, and understanding pH.

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Homegrown Hack #5: use hair-straighteners to make rosin.

We love this one—so simple and EASY.

Wrap a piece of bud in parchment paper and press it in the straighteners for 20 – 30 seconds, until you hear it sizzling. The bud will leach amber-colored rosin (also known as dab) that you can scrape off with a dab tool and store.

Keep the hair straighteners at 200 – 220 °F for optimum results.

Homegrown Hack #6: keep the kief.

Kief is made up almost exclusively of trichomes and too many tokers ignore it or throw it away. You can gather it by using a three-chambered grinder, a wooden kief box, staggered mesh or sieves. 

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Homegrown Hack #7: harvest at night.

This is more for outdoor growers. The best time to harvest your plants is just before dawn, while it’s still dark. For growers in NorCal, this is usually around 5:30am. 

It’s the same trick that top wine producers use. Terpenes and cannabinoids reach peak concentrations just before sunrise, off-gassing all day, so get yourself a headlamp and a warm coat and prepare for your tastiest harvest yet!

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Homegrown Hack #8: never underestimate the value of a simple fan.

With the popularity of cooler LEDs, cheaper AC units and more efficient set-ups, many indoor growers feel that fans are now redundant. 

They’re mistaken! 

A good oscillating fan not only helps air (and CO2) circulate, it helps strengthen the growing plants too.

Fans mimic the natural breeze cannabis plants would normally experience when grown outdoors. This airflow encourages the stems and branches to strengthen; stronger branches carry bigger, denser buds!

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Homegrown Hack #9: use ratchet straps.

Ratchet straps are fantastic for hanging lights and other equipment (like fans, see above). They’re easily adjustable and perfect for turning your tent into a drying room, once you’ve harvested your perfectly-grown cannabis plants.

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Homegrown Hack #10: never look a gift horse in the mouth.

Okay, so this isn’t strictly a hack, but we love phrases like this—clichés from the old days (aka: yore). 

When buying a horse, it was customary to inspect its teeth and gums; they’d usually give a fair indication of the creature’s overall health.

To do this when someone was giving you the horse for free was (understandably) ill-advised and frowned upon. 

Homegrown Cannabis Co. is one of those rare places you can read articles and guides, watch and download videos and absorb all manner of information about growing cannabis. For FREE.

Their experts and contributors include Kyle Kushman, Steve DeAngelo, Nikki Lastreto, Swami Chaitanya, Eric Goepel, and many, many more. 

They have a fantastic range of cannabis seeds, their own line of premium nutrients and a HUGE community of supporters pushing each other to get better and better at growing. Don’t look this gift horse in the mouth!

Culture News

Adam iLL’s Favorite Twitch Streamers

Joining Twitch at the beginning of quarantine means I’ve only been on the platform for a short while. However, in that time I’ve already learned that—although creating an audience & building a community can be fun as a Streamer, it’s also hard work. And as a viewer, there’s tons of content to choose from. But how do you filter through hundreds of thousands of options? Well, I’m here to help. From those striving for social justice to others that are pure entertainment, read on below for a list of my favorite streamers to watch.

And don’t forget to check out the highest stream with the illest community: My Twitch


“Please dude, please.” Uncle Joe is one of my favorite variety streamers—and not just because I’m the center square every week on twitch squares. Uncle Joe is talented AF. From his comedy freestyles, funky smooth singing voice, drum playing, DJing or just vibing with the Nephews (a network of amazing streamers that could be a list in itself), you will always have a smile on your face watching his stream. Don’t sleep on Uncle Joe or the Nephews. Just make sure you adjust the volume before putting on your headphones.


I like seeing things first hand. So Woke, a multiple POV stream of live feeds from all over the world, shows how people are protesting and making change. This stream is a raw look at civil rights protests and the right of free speech. Always topical. Always intriguing. Always live.


Couples that get high together stay together. Tim and Janna, aka jimtanna, let viewers into their relationship world of smoking, gaming and watching shows together. Basically what every couple does when the cameras are off, but they involve the chat in most of their stream. They’ve built a community for likeminded individuals to have a place to chill and vibe. Check them out daily!


Being born and raised in LA, I have a fascination with police chases. They are common occurrences out here and are always exciting to watch live. Damon Staleblazer, the host of the show, streams live listening parties on active police scanners and always has an eye in the sky on live newsworthy action happening in our streets. 


Going to therapy is one thing, but receiving life lessons from a human gecko is a whole vibe. The calmness and realness Lyle brings is therapeutic and, more importantly, entertaining. Taking live calls and questions from his viewers is always interesting and it’s always nice to see how much we have in common when it comes to the obstacles we face in life.


When I’m just trying to vibe (with or without looking at the screen), I know Honeycomb will bring it. With his live loops and trippy beats, this stream always elevates my vibe. Bringing in special guests and incorporating the chat makes the whole stream more personal. Watch his next stream and see how he will incorporate your name.


Who doesn’t love the interview skills of Nardwuar? If you haven’t heard of the Nardwuar, then where have you been? From fashion to interviewing, his eccentric style leaves the viewer in amazement and the celeb being interviewed in shock. Having him on Twitch showing new interviews and playing back his favorite moments gets you wanting to see more from the mind of Nardwuar. And don’t forget: doo doo d—doo doo…


Quality content! I’m always in awe when watching Sushi Dragon. Having a whole warehouse to stream is some peoples’ dream and SD made it happen. With all of his new technology and live editing skills, I’m always excited to see what he is up to next. If you want to see what streaming on the next level is all about, make sure you check out Sushi Dragon. 


“Suuuuu duuuuu?!” From gaming to trimming, SN will always be on and ready to light up with you. Though he’s one of the OGs of smoking and streaming, watching Stoned Ninja’s stream is just like chilling with your favorite dude. From playing games to dropping strains, SN does giveaways and is a treat for growers and viewers alike.


I loved the attitude era of WWE and if you enjoy classic 90s wrestling, then this stream is for you. TD plays full uninterrupted episodes and PPVS of WWF and WCW matches. But it’s not all about the stream, it’s the chat room that makes it more exciting. With everyone’s comments and added channel point sound fx, it’s like you’re at a live event. And that’s the bottom line.

Honorable Mentions:

This list can keep going; there’s so much amazing content on Twitch. Who do you like? Who should I check out? Hit me up on IG to let me know and I’ll see you all on Twitch.

Culture Movies/TV

The Best Stoner TV and Movie Characters, according to ONE37pm

Happy Holidays ONE37pm fam. 

To celebrate, our team has put together a list of some of our favorite stoner characters from TV and movies. 

Allow me to kick things off. 

Turtle from ‘Entourage’

With the first overall pick, I have a lot of options. And there is no doubt that people will question every decision made. But that is what makes this conversation so fun. Everyone will have a say. 

For me, I didn’t have to give this one much thought. Give me Turtle from Entourage

On so many layers, Turtle could contribute to a quality smoke session… starting with rolling a quality joint. 

Now I would be lying if I said I didn’t take an IMMENSE amount of pride in my rolling abilities, but having another person who can take part in the fine art of rolling never hurts. 

But Turtle does more than just roll-up. The full-time driver of Vinny Chase also brings some incredible vibes, is a quality gamer, knows where the nearest dealer is and has an elite taste in music. 

This feels like a no-brainer.

Jesse and Chester from ‘Dude, Where’s My Car?’

I couldn’t picture a better way to welcome America into the 21st century with the stoner classic Dude Where’s My Car. Now that it’s clear that Y2K wouldn’t destroy our planet, we get to watch and indulge as two pizza-delivering potheads have to save their own.

Both Jesse, played by Ashton Kutcher, and Chester, played by Seann William Scott, embody the minds and mannerisms of stoners alike. From how they handle themselves at the Chinese Foooood drive-thru…

To saving the day by cracking the Continuum Transfunctioner (which is really just a Rubik’s Cube that Chester has been struggling to solve throughout the duration of the movie) and using the Photon Accelerator Annihilation Beam to destroy the invading aliens, these two potheads know how to make a mess.

In the end, not only do they manage to win back their girlfriends (obviously), but they manage to find their car after all.

Brandon Shamy, Social Media Lead

Towelie from ‘South Park’

Towelie is a great character because who he is at his core is just so inherently funny. He is a sentient towel who was engineered to make people as dry as possible. Among his catchphrases are “don’t forget to bring a towel!” and, more notably, “wanna get high?”. He is a pot-loving towel whose creation was for the purpose of making “the worst character ever”. Despite this aim, he is adored by fans and critics alike. Towelie loves weed and because of his hilarious drug addiction, he was an easy pick for one of the best stoner characters there is.

Sean Millea, TikTok Lead

The Dude from ‘The Big Lebowski’
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There is truly no stoner more iconic than Jeff Bridges’ robed wanderer from The Big Lebowski. I honestly can’t imagine smoking a jay without picturing the Dude in his bathtub with the tiny remnants of a joint dangled in his roach clip. There’s no combination quite like a White Russian and a jay. The man is the blueprint.

Charlie Kolbrener, Associate Editor

David Wooderson from ‘Dazed and Confused’

“You got a joint?” 

“Uhhh, nah man, not on me.”

“It be a lot cooler if you did.”

One of Matthew McConaughey’s earliest roles as David Wooderson is also one of his most famous. Playing that one guy from your hometown that is just a little too old to still be hanging out with high schoolers, McConaughey’s character was a one-man quote machine. From the “it be a lot cooler if you did” line to the now-infamous “That’s what I like about these high school girls, man. I get older; they stay the same age.”

David Wooderson loves to party, drink beer, and smoke a whole lot of weed, and he deserves to make any list that ranks cinematic stoners.

Conor Sheeran, Associate Managing Editor

Culture News

Rapper Russ Launches Cannabis Line ‘CHOMP’ in Collaboration with Wonderbrett

Hip-hop and cannabis culture have overlapped for a long time. With rappers like Juicy J, Snoop Dogg and 2 Chainz in the game, more artists than ever are getting opportunities to monetize on an industry that was inaccessible for far too long. This week, Atlanta rapper Russ announced that he would be dropping something of his own, releasing ‘CHOMP’ with the grow op Wonderbrett. The strain releases alongside an apparel line and is available from select retailers in California.

Russ had a huge 2020, releasing his EP “CHOMP” in November of last year. His newest business venture with Wonderbrett demonstrates that he’s showing no signs of slowing down any time soon. The strain was developed with creatives in mind; the high produced by smoking CHOMP creates “effects that facilitate the highest levels of artistic creation.” Whether you’re a musician, visual artist or any kind of creator, this is a great strain for getting out and building something huge.

If you’re like me, then you’re always curious about the flavor profile of strains. According to Wonderbrett, CHOMP is reminiscent of its Cookies & Cream lineage, “complemented by the sweet taste of Zkittlez from Wonderbrett’s legendary OZK. The unique aroma fills the room with notes of subtle gas and citrus candy hovering over delicious hints of chocolate, cinnamon and mint.” I’m hounding for a smoke just thinking about it.

Russ is more than just a businessman; he’s a business, man. With “CHOMP” under his belt, who knows what’s to come for the “BEST ON EARTH” rapper. If you’re in Cali, make sure to scope out the retailers on the Wonderbrett site. If you’re in New York like me, I guess we’ll have to wait until legalization fully takes effect to get to try some of the tasty offerings cropping up from some of hip hop’s biggest names. I can’t wait.

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Homegrown Cannabis Co: A Beginner’s Guide to Growing Cannabis at Home

Almost anyone who has a home can grow cannabis, and grow it well. My first grow was in a closet and my first plant grew buds the size of soda cans. I’m not exaggerating! 

I’m going to help YOU nail everything first time, too. 

Beginner to expert in one article. 

Well, not quite – there’s lots of things only experience can teach. 

What I promise is to get you close. Zero to hero by the bottom of the page. 

You’ll learn how to set up your grow and germinate your seeds.

How to care for your plants during all stages of the grow. 

I’ll show you how to harvest and how to cure your buds for optimum flavor and potency. 

I will show you the path, all you have to do is walk it.

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How to get the most from this article.

You want to learn to grow AMAZING CANNABIS and you want to learn fast, so I’m making some assumptions here…

Assumption One: You’re growing cannabis indoors. This is my area of expertise.

Assumption Two: You’re growing in soil and using water-based nutes. Don’t raise your eyebrows. This is what you’re doing.

Assumption Three: You’re growing six plants and you’re growing them in a tent. If you want to scale up or down, the basics are the same and you can find all the additional info at the Homegrown Cannabis Co.

Assumption Four: It’s LEGAL to grow cannabis where you live. If you set up a 1400 plant grow in Arkansas and end up in jail, dont come crying to me.


If you’re still on board, let’s go!

Preparing your indoor cannabis grow.

Your first steps should be choosing your space and buying your stuff. 

Depending on the room you have, you can buy anything from a 24″ x 24″ x 36″ tent, to a giant 16 foot circus ring. 

As I said, we are going to keep it manageable and focus on quality, not quantity – that comes later. 

Our tent is going to be 4 x 4: an easy way to grow six cannabis plants

Important! Make sure you have enough outlets to supply the tent. You might need to add an extra sub-panel to cope with the extra demand. If in doubt, ask a professional.

Here’s your shopping list. If it looks expensive, remember this: growing your own marijuana is an investment in YOURSELF

You know that old saying: give a man a fish and he can eat for a day, teach him how to fish and he can eat for a lifetime?

The same is true about growing weed. 

But I would rather have weed every day than fish!

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Setting up your cannabis grow.

You’ve bought everything you need, now it’s time to put it all together. 

My advice? Get a few friends around to help. 

Depending on your friends, you might want to smoke AFTER you’ve finished.

Keep everything clean and nicely spaced.

Use the ratchet straps to hang your lights – you can adjust the height as your plants grow taller.

Tip: Ratchet straps are perfect for hanging other appliances and they make great drying lines!

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Choosing your lights.

My advice here is to buy the best LED lights you can afford. 

Something like Photo-Bio MX would be perfect. 

If you choose to go with traditional heaters or High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps, you’ll need two bulbs

Most modern lights are interchangeable, accepting both Metal Halides (MH) for vegging and High Pressure Sodiums (HPS) for flowering. 

Depending on how well you can cool the tent (AC is an option) and your particular climate, you can use up to 1000 watts. 

Modern HID’s are adjustable by both wattage AND voltage (110v-220v). If you decide to add more watts later you simply buy a different bulb.

You need the tent to stay below 85 degrees with the light on. Cooler is better, that’s the MAX. 

You can always leave the tent open and use fans to direct cool air in and hot air out.

Hanging a thermometer by the plant tips will let you know if the lights are too close. 

The temperature at the leaf tip should be 80 degrees or less.

Some growers change the light cycle to give the growing plants a rest, adjusting to either 18/6 or 20/4 (light/dark).

LEDs can be kept closer as they don’t give off nearly as much heat.

Tip: Dont forget to use your timer. This little appliance will save more heartache and effort than pretty much anything else you will buy. 

Mess up the light cycle and you could end up with hermaphrodites. Hermies lead to pollinated buds, full of seeds. Not cool!

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Choosing your cannabis seeds.

You’re a beginner so here comes another assumption: you want a cannabis plant that’s low maintenance and easy to grow. 

Many beginners choose autoflowering plants but we are growing photoperiods. 


You’ll learn more and you’ll get a bigger yield with photos. 

Still with me? Great!

I’m also assuming you’re growing recreationally, not medically, but these principles apply for high CBD cultivars, too. 

Tip: Always buy a few more seeds than you need. If you want to grow 6 plants, buy a pack of 8. Be prepared.

Germinating your cannabis seeds.

Germinating your seeds is easy. I PROMISE! 

What follows is Homegrown’s very own germination guide, pulled directly from the site. 

This is how you germinate your seeds

This is how you achieve SUCCESS

This is how you get Homegrown Cannabis Co. to guarantee germination and replace ANY seed* that fails.

What you need: seeds, jug of purified or bottled water, plates, paper towels, tweezers.

*Conditions Apply

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1. Have everything you need in hand. Purified or bottled water, tweezers, paper towels, your seeds and a dinner plate.

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2. Fold your paper towels and place one neatly onto your plate.

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3. Add a little water to moisten the towel.

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4. Take your seeds and place them neatly onto the towel, leaving an inch or so of space between each one.

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5. Place the other paper towel over your seeds, adding enough water to keep everything moist.

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6. Make sure there is no free standing water by lifting up the paper towel.

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7. Put the plate in a warm dark place, a cupboard or a drawer will suffice.

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8. Leave the seeds for 24 to 120 hours or until they have popped a taproot.

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9. Once your seeds have a healthy taproot, they are ready for planting.

Tip: Want guaranteed success? Buy your cannabis seeds from Homegrown. Easy.

Planting your seeds.

Once your seeds have popped a taproot, you need to plant them in soil. 

Prepare 6 solo cups: pierce holes in the bottom and fill them with moistened soil, leaving about an inch from the top. 

Make a little indent about ½” deep for the seed and gently place it in, taproot down, then cover loosely with soil. 

Repeat for all six cups and create a terrarium with plastic wrap and elastic bands.

Pierce a few holes in the top and put them all under a light, preferably fluorescents or T5s. Anything but soft light at this point can exterminate young sprouts.

Standard house lights will do but make sure the seedlings are kept warm. 

When the first leaves appear you can remove the plastic and watch them grow! 

Tip: make sure the soil is watered BEFORE you add the seed; watering after can disturb the seed and flip it upside down.

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Transplanting the young plants.

Your plants will need a transplant within 7 to 10 days. 

Beginners, you should transplant into an intermediate pot, rather than straight into the final pot. 

This will help you practice the watering cycle (more on that later).

Take your 1 to 1.5 gallon pot and fill it with dry soil. 

Make a hole big enough for the young plant (you’ll be transplanting EVERYTHING from the solo cup, inc soil). 

Seat the plant in the hole. 

Gently pack soil around so the young plant is seated without gaps in the soil. 

You can now put your plants under the main LED or HID lights: 400, 600,  750 or 1000 watts and start your watering plan!

Tip: When preparing the pots, dont pack the soil too firmly. Plus, always leave an inch or two from the top so you can water easily.

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Feeding and Watering your cannabis plants.

Good cannabis nutrients will always have a feeding guide. Follow it. The guide will tell you what to give your plants, I will tell you how to know when to water.

The best way to water your plants is to cycle wet to (almost) dry. Each time the moisture recedes, the roots will search and grow

This builds a solid, healthy root ball. More root, more fruit!

Don’t forget that nutes can affect the pH of the soil. 

Check your inputs and run-offs regularly. Input pH should be between 5.8 – 6.2 to maintain a runoff pH between 6.2 and 6.5 

You can use off-the-shelf products to adjust the pH if necessary. 

Basic pruning and maintenance.

I’m not going to dive too deeply into my supercropping techniques, you can locate tutorials online. These simple tasks will improve plant health and boost your yield.

  • Selective leaf pruning: remove the crowding shade leaves (anything below the first two layers) that point towards the inside of the plant.
  • Branch pruning: remove lower branches that don’t receive much light. Usually the tips that don’t reach halfway up the plant. This diverts energy to the exposed bud sites and results in larger buds and colas.
  • Node pruning: remove all but the top three nodes from each branch, an important step before flipping into flower. Again, reduces larfy, underdeveloped buds.
  • Topping: snipping the tip of the main central branch will cause it to grow back with two tops. Lower, secondary branches receive more energy, causing the plant to grow more evenly and receive equal light throughout the cycle.

    Topping multiple times is tricky, but can be used to create plants which are wider than they are tall.

Tip: Wait until your plant is growing vigorously before you use any of these techniques.

Flipping Your Plants

Switching the light cycle of your plants is a vital stage of the grow, and will go a long way to determine the overall yield. You can get the same yield from 1 x 5ft plant as you can from 5 x 1ft plants.

The plant will stretch to 2 to 3 times its (pre-flip) height so make sure you have room. 

Flip too early: poor yield. 

Flip too late: plants outgrow the tent.

When you’re ready to flower/flip, switch the light cycle to 12/12 and adjust the feeding/watering schedule accordingly. 

Tip: always note the date you flipped your plants so you can correctly adjust the feeding schedule. Its also a great way of knowing when to harvest.

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Harvesting your plants

At Homegrown, the flowering time of your cultivar can be found on the product page, giving you a good idea of when to harvest.

You should always judge ripeness and the exact day yourself.

One way of doing this is to mike the trikes using a magnifying loop.

Trichomes look like tiny mushrooms. They’re clear all the way through flower but grow cloudy towards harvest time. 
When roughly 5 to 10% have turned amber, it’s time to harvest your plants.

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Harvesting and drying is always an exciting time! Here’s what you gotta do:

  • Remove all the large water leaves (leaves attached to the branches to main stem, not buds) from the plant. These can be removed 2 weeks before harvest.
  • Flush the plants (refer to your feed chart). Fresh water only for 1 – 2 weeks before harvest.
  • Stop using any foliar sprays for the final 2 weeks.
  • Stop watering 1 – 2 days before harvest, without letting the plants completely dry.
  • Prepare your drying space: dark, ventilated, cool (68 – 70°F), with only 50 – 60% humidity.
  • Cut and dry the WHOLE plant: smaller pieces dry too quickly.
  • When hung, let them lightly touch each other. They should dry for 7 – 10 days (2 weeks at most). Gentle air circulation is important.
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Tip: never aim fans or humidifiers directly at the drying plants.

Curing Your Cannabis

A good cure can be the difference between average weed and amazing weed. 

Don’t settle for average. Throw the dice and aim HIGH!

First, let the plants dry to perfection. 

Check them after 7 days and every day until you can answer all the following questions with a YES.

  • Squeeze the dry buds: do they have a bit of spring left in them?
  • Check the stems: do they make a snapping, cracking sound when you try to break them?
  • Break off a bud: does it bring a little hempy bit of stem with it?
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If it’s YES to all three, it shows there’s still a little moisture left in the plant, the perfect time to buck it, trim it and put it in jars. 


Seriously, folks. Take some bud, roll it up into a joint and light it. If it stays lit, it’s a pretty good sign you can seal those buds up and let them cure. 

If it needs re-lighting, allow the herb to dry out a little more before curing.

Homegrown cannabis is the BEST cannabis.

Thanks to this beginner’s guide, you can grow your own cannabis WITH CONFIDENCE.

All you have to do is follow my advice and don’t be afraid to ask questions.

This is just the tip of the Homegrown iceberg. 

For 100s of free videos and blogs about cannabis and cannabis growing, visit both the Homegrown Cannabis Co. on Instagram and Kylekushman420.

See you in the grow room!

Culture Movies/TV

The 10 Best Stoner Shows, According to Adam iLL

Whether you need something on while you’re rolling up or want some background noise while you vibe with your friends, there are certainly some shows that rise above the rest when it comes to smoke sessions. No disrespect to Pineapple Express and Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, but being stoned doesn’t mean you need to watch movies about getting stoned. Here’s my list of some fun shows to kick back to after a good session:

1. Ancient Aliens

There’s nothing quite like scientific conspiracy theories when you’re good and elevated. So of course Ancient Aliens is on the list. With more questions than answers it makes you wonder where we all started. Are these scientists reliable? Were aliens here eons ago? Did they help us build our technology and civilizations? Were the Dogon people really given intergalactic knowledge by a star god? I wouldn’t sweat the details. There’s only one easily answerable question when it comes to Ancient Aliens: is it a blast to watch while blasted? I’ll let you figure out the answer.

You can also join us Sundays on Twitch for our Sunday service Sesh at Tempill.

2. RuPaul’s Drag Race

RuPaul’s Drag Race is just entertaining. From the jokes to the performances, it just combines so many elements that make TV enjoyable, especially while high. The performances are outrageous and impressive, there’s no shortage of drama or jokes and the entire show is an absolute feast for the eyes aesthetically. From the more experimental queens like Yvie Oddly to my dear friend Laganja Estranja, there’s a contestant for everyone. It’s just so easy to get deeply invested and find yourself on episode 10 before you know it. Let’s get sickening! 

3. Looney Tune Cartoons

The classics are classics for a reason. There’s really no show quite like the original Looney Tunes. The slapstick comedy, the vivid colors and the lovable characters mesh with smoking like peanut butter and jelly. The child-like joy you felt watching the classics on Saturday mornings can be recreated with a smoke, a bowl of cereal and a couple of clips of Bugs Bunny and friends. Watching the cartoons as an adult makes me wonder how we were allowed to watch them as kids. 

4. Penn & Teller: Fool Us

I feel like this is a bit of a no-brainer. Not only do you get to watch some pretty incredible tricks, but you also get to see the legendary duo attempt to pull back the curtain on the magicians’ technique. This show has got competition, magic, drama and magicians having their secrets revealed. Come on. 

5. Animaniacs

I know they did a revival of Animaniacs this year, but I’m talking about the OG. It really doesn’t get much better than a cartoon by Steven Spielberg in his prime from the 90s. If you haven’t watched since you were a kid (or watched at all) you’ll pick up on a ton of jokes intended for adults that you’d never caught before. From the WB siblings Yakko, Wakko, and Dot to the pigeons of the Goodfeathers this show is full of wit and comedy. “Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight?” The same thing we do every night, Pinky: get stoned and watch Animaniacs.

6. The Simpsons

I was deciding between including Family Guy or South Park, but you really got to tip your hat to the blueprint, the one that started it all, The Simpsons. Although they’re still rocking (after 30 seasons), I’m talking about that early OG stuff, seasons 2 through 8. It’s some of the funniest TV ever made and still feels topical in 2021. Go ahead and watch “Marge in Chains” from Season 4 and tell me that the Osaka Flu storyline doesn’t ring true to 2020’s nightmare. There are even murder hornets, presidential topics and a bunch of other coincidences that they predicted. Spooky stuff.

7. Forged in Fire

If you like Chopped or other similar food competition shows, it might be time to check out Forged in Fire. It’s essentially the same show as Chopped, but rather than making food, they’re making swords. It’s absolutely insane. You get a bunch of amateur blacksmiths together, give them a weapon to make and then let them go at it. The best part? They bring out a tester at the end to try the weapon on a myriad of dummies, from ice blocks to logs of wood. The goal is to answer the ultimate question: “Will it keeeeel (kill)?”

8. Shark Tank

Shark Tank is a great stoner show for a few reasons. Reason one? The inventions. Some of them are absolute garbage, but when someone comes out with a really innovative idea, the stoned brain’s wheels really start turning. Maybe it’s time for me to get on Shark Tank. Reason two? The drama. Each shark has a different persona and way of interacting with the entrepreneurs. Watching them argue is almost as fun as watching the contestants explain their concepts. Also, you learn a lot on how business are run and how you can fail without thinking of obstacles the sharks might bring up. 

9. Zack Morris is Trash

I loved Saved By the Bell growing up. I always thought Zack was a G. But this show taught me what’s wrong with our television shows. As an adult I can’t believe I was cool with the shit Zack pulled off.  He’s selfish, a user, a sexist and has no heart. It’s shocking to see what we once thought was ok is now vulgar and disgusting. 

10. Local News

I always like to be informed. Especially with what’s going on in my neighborhood. But I catch myself watching local news anywhere in the states. I don’t know if it’s the news anchors and how cheesy they are or the sets and how different they are in each city, but I always found local news—especially the news personalities—so entertaining.

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Green Street’s Magic Hour Is The Best Cannabis Conversation Around

As the taboo around cannabis continues to dissipate, the industry’s business side is becoming increasingly complicated and interesting. As members of such a new legal industry, cannabis innovators are faced with numerous questions regarding how to build their brand and how to do it appropriately. The best way to learn is by asking questions and hearing from successful folks in the burgeoning space.

That’s where Green Street‘s “Magic Hour” comes in. Formerly a real-life party, the event has now found its home on the exploding social media app, Clubhouse. Clubhouse was actually a great medium for the event; speakers took turns answering questions from people in the industry, moderated by Green Street president Rama Mayo.

They covered a wide array of topics over the course of the three-hour Clubhouse chat last night, February 4th. Co-founder of Green Street/lawyer Joshua Shelton spoke a lot about the unique legal positioning of cannabis companies over the past few years. Jamie Feaster, the co-founder of Eaze and current CEO of Country, spoke about the emergence of data mining for cannabis companies. Team GaryVee’s very own D. Rock and Andy Krainak spoke about storytelling and its role in marketing a successful brand. The artist Greg Mike spoke about working with clients from the POV of an artist, his mural project, NFT tokens, and the future of art. Rapper Harry Mack did a themed freestyle for the event. The Hall of Flowers team jumped on to chat about some upcoming physical shows this fall and how brands can make the most out of these kinds of events. Comedian Mike Glazer pitched some unique business ideas to the Green Street team and Josh, the owner of RAW papers. The list goes on.

One through-line throughout the entire evening was federal legalization. How will it impact brands? Are brands preparing for it already? When do leaders in the space foresee it happening, if ever?

Magic Hour is just that, magic. Whether you work in the cannabis space or are an aficionado interested in learning more about the fledgling industry, keep your eye on Green Street’s IG to find out about future events. The next Magic Hour will take place on Thursday, February 11th, so make sure you get onto Clubhouse before then. You won’t want to miss it.

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Adam iLL’s Top 10 Munchies to Satisfy Those Smoke Sesh Cravings

What’s one thing all Cannabis consumers have in common? Munchies, of course!

I don’t know what it is about Cannabis, but food always tastes better after a nice sesh, and the stomach seems to become a bottomless pit to whatever you’re currently chowing down on. I’ve found myself eating food combinations that I’d never thought would work together, and that turned out to be delicious. Now, not everything we eat has to be creative or weird, but it does have to taste good. Whether it’s sweet, savory, sour, spicy, tart, or whatever your palette is craving, don’t hold back— and if you need a little “munch-spiration,” read on for the list below, where I’ve compiled my top 10 favorite snacks to eat while faded.

10. Peanut Butter and Chocolate Sandwich
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There’s nothing quite like a PB&J—except a PB&J with chocolate. I like to use a chocolate spread (though you can also use Nutella if that’s more your style), and if you’re like me, you can take it that extra mile to flavor town by adding some bananas or honey.

9. Bowl of Mixed Cereal (Cinnamon Toast Crunch/Cocoa Puffs)
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One kind of cereal with milk is boring, so I like to mix and match my cereals and milks to keep my palate on its toes. Have you ever tried a bowl of Cinnamon Toast-Puffs? Give it a try, and thank me later. I also love to fill a bowl with chocolatey cereal and strawberry milk; milk flavor variation is key. Oat, hemp, almond, the options are limitless. Have fun.

8. Fruit
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Fruit is a tried and true stoner snack. Bite into a crisp apple after a session and feel your dry mouth dissipate in an explosion of flavor, or maybe savor a juicy slice of mango, which is also known to enhance the high. Pick up some fresh fruit and give your body those natural sugars. 

7. Cookies and Chocolate Milk (eaten cereal-style)
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I said it once already, but I’ll repeat it: Cereal is boring. Instead of putting some bland cheerios into a bowl, throw a handful of Oreos in (maybe even some minis) and douse them in a healthy serving of milk. The line between cereal and cookies is arbitrary anyway—I’m looking at you, Cookie Crisp.

6. Butter Burritos
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Sometimes simplicity is the name of the game. Go ahead and take a tortilla, throw it on the stove. Toss a pat of butter on there, let it melt, and then roll that baby up. Feel free to add honey, jam, or any other sweet accouterments to really spruce it up. 

5. MunchPak

MunchPak is a subscription service that is truly a stoner’s best friend. You can customize your snacks’ quantity and frequency, and then the company sends you a curated box of snacks from around the world. If you’re looking for Pocky sticks, unattainable flavors of Kit Kats, or Hi-Chews, then you should definitely subscribe.

4. Cheese plate (Humboldt Fog, Italian Truffle)
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This is one of the options on the list that requires a little bit of prep. Before you smoke, go ahead and grab your most beautiful cutting board. Lay out some fine cheeses, perhaps a jam, maybe a baguette, and some apple slices. Once you’re good and frosty, the combination of creations you can come up with is only limited by your imagination.

3. Chocolate (Especially Dark)
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No explanation is necessary on this. Chocolate is delicious. Dark chocolate is delicious and, honestly, nutritious. Also, chocolate kicks off your anandamide. 

2. Beef Jerky and Cheez-Its (Stoner Cheeseburger)
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Sometimes you’re craving a cheeseburger and don’t have all of the ingredients. But if you just need a hit of beef and cheese, look no further than the stoner’s cheesesteak: a delicate sandwich concocted of beef jerky sandwiched between two cheez-its. The perfect crunchy texture accompanied by the chewy jerky will leave you salivating for more. 

1. Kit-Kies (Kit-Kat inside a Twinkie)
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This is the pièce de résistance. Maybe a Twinkie doesn’t have the crunch you’re looking for. Maybe a Kit Kat just doesn’t quite scratch your pastry itch. When I’m looking for a sweet, fluffy cakey, crunchy, chocolate treat I look to my creation, the Kit-Kie. Just slide your Kit Kat into the Twinkie (maybe use your specialty Kit Kats from the MunchPak), admire your work, and dine. Frozen Kit Kat’s make the penetration a lot easier.

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Juicy J and GaryVee Team Up On Asterisk*, Changing the Weed Game Forever

Juicy J’s brand Asterisk* is dropping more than just a strain today. In addition to the release of the “Chronic Frog” strain (dropping exclusively at MMD Dispensaries in Los Angeles), the brand is releasing an apparel capsule designed by the legendary Cody Hudson and the first-ever Juicy J Beat & Sound Pack.

When the collab between Juicy and GaryVee’s Green Street was formally announced through the release of “Gah Damn High” back in August, it was clear something big was on the horizon. This week’s drop builds on that hype. In 2021, a cannabis brand is more than just a curator of fine flower; Asterisk* is a multimedia lifestyle brand, developing high-quality merch and music, all packaged in a beautiful design. The days of the dull dime bag are over.

I mean, just look at the beautiful packaging of these beat packs. You can cop the beat pack at Asterisk*’s website today. 

Asterisk* has done three drops so far. The first came alongisde “Gah Damn High,” and the second drop coincided with the release of the Juicy J / NLE Choppa track, “Load It Up.” The latter video heavily features the flower in all of its glory. Check out our writeup of the last release, which, like this one, demonstrated that cannabis drops can include much more than just weed. 

If you want a closer look at the bud, we’ve got you covered. After all, Asterisk*’s multimedia approach doesn’t mean they skimp on the flower. Just take a look at this ridiculously frosty nug. The new “Chronic Fog” strain—cultivated by the award-winning geneticists at Cream of the Crop—is available at MMD dispensaries in LA.


You may know Cody Hudson from his work with Nike or just from being one of our generation’s most impactful graphic designers. Hudson is more than just a designer for Asterisk*; the Chicago-based artist is another one of Juicy J and Gary’s partners / co-owners. Hudson designed the merch capsule (in addition to the brand’s packaging), and like everything that’s come from the cannabis brand, the pieces are aesthetically stunning.
Asterisk* / Cody Hudson
Asterisk* / Cody Hudson

Today is a big day not just for Asterisk*, but for the whole cannabis space. Cannabis brands don’t just sell weed anymore; they sell a lifestyle and all the music, vibes, and gear that come with it.

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These Are The 20 Best Dispensaries in Seattle

Six years ago, Washington was the second state in the United States, after Colorado, to authorize the sale and use of recreational cannabis. 

Since then, Seattle has grown into one of the biggest hubs in the cannabis industry, not just in Washington but in the world. Tourists come from all around the world to participate in the cannabis culture. Every year, the Emerald City hosts HempFest, the largest hemp festival in the world. According to an April 2019 article on Thrillist, over 516 retailers in Washington State spent over $1 billion on flowers, edibles, concentrates, and other products. 

We here at ONE37pm decided to name the Top 20 cannabis shops in the Seattle area that you should check out the next time you’re in the area.

1. Clutch Cannabis in Seattle

People arriving in Seattle are warmly welcomed and guided by their first legal experience with the same enthusiasm as regular pick-ups of their daily projects.

When you look at the menu and descriptions on the site, it helps narrow down your choices, and customers always trust the suggestions they’re  given.

Some of their products include Strawberry Shortcake [Indica], Cookies & Cream [Hybrid], Rainbow Sherbet [Hybrid], Orange Daiquiri [Indica Hybrid], and Duct Tape [Hybrid].

2. Evergreen Market – North Renton

Complete with a super friendly staff who make you feel at home when you go in, if you are a first-time customer and do not really know what you are looking for, the staff is really patient and will  help  you find the right product.

The store is very clean, and they have an express window that makes things really easy for on-line pickups or when you already know exactly what you want. By far, this is the best dispensary in the Renton, Washington area due to the fantastic customer service and the offers they provide.

Products include: Cake Crasher [Hybrid], Black Cherry Soda [Hybrid], Wedding Cake [Indica Hybrid], Grape Cake [Indica Hybrid], Big Smooth [Hybrid], and Blueberry Muffins [Hybrid].

3. Uncle Ike’s Capitol Hill Marijuana Dispensary

If you are on Capitol Hill and need a dispensary to go to, Uncle Ike’s is the place to go.  They have an excellent inventory selection, and you can pre-order online and pick up can be completed in one hour, and it is a straightforward process.

Products include Girl Scout Cookies [hybrid], Pearly Glue [Hybrid], and Blackberry [Hyrid].

4. Have a Heart | Recreational Cannabis Dispensary in Skyway

Have a Heart in Skyway is a great shop to visit.  Their prices beat out a lot of their competitors in Renton, and the addition of your phone number to their loyalty program makes it even better. The choice is smaller, and it is a smaller place, but for someone who likes shopping for the same products, this is a great location.

Their products include Phat Panda, Freddy’s Fuego, Tree Hawk, Green Crack, Orange Zkittlez, and OG Chem. The staff is fast, friendly, and cool. There’s usually a line, but the online ordering is so fast, you can even make it there and go to that line instead.

5. Shawn Kemp’s Cannabis Dispensary in Seattle

The location is such a convenience to customers. It also has competitive prices to other dispensaries in the Seattle area. 

It works like a properly oiled machine. You can also pre-order and have the option of coming to retrieve your order when they text you to tell you that it is ready. They also have curbside pickup which makes it extremely convenient.

Products include Blue Dream NWCS B75 [Sativa], Strawberry Mad Dawg 4EverTree C160D [Sativa] Girl Scout Cookies 4EverTree C161 [Hybird], and Gorilla Glue Banger Series A3 [Hybrid].

6. Origins Cannabis West Seattle Marijuana Dispensary

The staff is very knowledgeable and helps customers find what they are looking for. I strongly recommend this location for all your cannabis needs. They are extremely skilled and professional.

If you are looking for some fire weed and try some of their Master Headband from Sensi Organix. Customers say it is some of the best weed that they have ever smoked.

Products include Sun Sokd Jack Herer, Sparket Lemon Cookies, Sun Sokd Pineapple Muffin, and Origins Gas Mask.

7. Pot Shop on Dexter Ave

With exceptional customer service and an online ordering system that is simple to use, they offer a relaxed atmosphere with budtenders that make me feel like a valued customer, not just some other number.

Products include Milk Chocolate Squares [Hybrid], Water Yer Melon [Hybrid], ManBearPig OG [Hybrid], and Raspberry Haze [Hybrid].

8. The West Seattle Marijuana Store

This joint has some of the nicest and most knowledgeable staff in the Seattle area.

They have various daily offers for edible products, oil/wax, pre-rollers, flowers, and cartridges. Highly recommended. Just as an FYI before you head over, they only accept horizontal IDs.

Products include Wavy Blue by Okanogan Gold, Trainwreck by High-Frequency Farms, and Dutch Oven by Columbia River Reserve.

9. Dockside Cannabis Recreational Dispensary – SODO

A great store with even better people. Superb visuals on all products, non-pressurized environment. . Kiona’s Lemon Cheesecake Thai is a customer favorite, but also the Lazy Bee’s Tesla Tower, which is a hybrid.

The pre-rolls are a terrific value for someone that is looking for short hits.

Their products include Allen Wrench [Sativa], Purple Punch [Indica Hybrid], and Slurricane [Indica Hybrid].

10. Ganja Goddess Cannabis Shop in Seattle

The degree of professionalism and customer service has clients who want to come back each time. Everyone is so knowledgeable and willing to give authentic feedback about the products and I never feel that I am pushed toward a particular item. It is always worth traveling to SODO to support a diverse and women-led company.

Their products include Legit Infused Cone Blueberry Tart [Sativa], Legit Infused Cone Kush Breath [Indica], and Rogue Raven Cone GG4 [Sativa].

11. Green Fire Cannabis in Seattle

There are plenty of reasons to love this place with good prices, bargains, and a wonderful selection, but the atmosphere and the employees really make a difference. Clients who come here continuously use joints as an excuse to exchange pleasantries with some really chill folk in a very comforting environment. It is good to sit down and talk—great layout for the shop.

Automatic discounts as you buy more volume. I tried a low-shelf Green Crack from Buddha  Cannabis and top-shelf Jack the Ripper from Northwest Finest. While the top-shelf was more visually appealing, I think their lower-priced stuff is of good enough quality that you do not need to overspend.

Their products include: Creme Brulee [Hybrid], Purple Punch [Indica], Zen CBD, Lemon Agave [Hybrid].

12. Kush21 Premium Recreational Cannabis in Burien, Washington

There is nothing but great things to say about this store and the people who work here. Customers always feel they are getting their money’s worth, and bidders are truly caring and knowledgeable individuals. 

They have quality products that are seriously affordable through “rock bottom pricing”($5 pre-rolls, and $3 edibles, FTW) and offers like their morning and late-night happy hours where you can score a 10% discount.

Their products include: White Widow Flower (Pagoda) [Hybrid],Outrageous Tangie flower (Pagoda) [Sativa], Lemon Peel flower (Pagoda) [Hybrid], and Wedding Cake Flower (Creekside Cannabis) [Indica].

13. The Reef Cannabis Capitol Hill, Seattle

The Reef is one of the best cannabis stores in Seattle. It is located on Capitol Hill, and they always provide you with products at a good price.  As with any store, make sure you do your research on what you need for your choice of cannabis. There is indoor cannabis and outdoor cannabis. Indoor cannabis is always going to be more potent than outdoor cannabis. They are equipped with a full line of hybrids, sativas, and indicas. They also provide online help and share their picks online. If you are a veteran customer, they also offer a 25% discount.

Their products include Adak OG, Aliens on Moonshine, Banana Punch, Bazooka Bro, and Bifrost.

14. American Mary in Ballard

It is an excellent establishment. The staff is friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, and very entertaining to speak to. The staff is friendly, helpful, competent, and super fun to talk to—immaculate layout, and it is very easy to find what you require. The store also comes with great prices and a cool loyalty program. They also offer a wide variety of marijuana, edibles, CBD, and cannabis products for whatever you are looking for during your visit.

Their products include COSMIC: Grape Ape [Indica], Forbidden Fruit [Hybrid], and ORGROW: Dutch Dragon.

15. Mr. O.G. in White Center South Seattle.

It is an amazing store! Customers have never been dissatisfied with the quality of the products and the personnel is friendly, knowledgeable, and professional.

The Wonder Rub is a customer favorite at this location. This is often used by massage therapists while working on their client’s forearms, hands, and neck after a shift. Their other products include Alien Fruity Pebbles, Lemon Slushee, and Presidential Kush 1g by Green420.

16. Ruckus Recreational Marijuana On Capitol Hill

The staff was thorough, knowledgeable and the prices were among the lowest I have ever seen on concentrates. The locations were perfect if you are within the Seattle Capitol area. The Cherry Pie wax is really thick, only costs $10 a gram, and is super potent.

The location has other great strains like RSO Cinex, OMG Sykes, AC/DC Live Resin Refine, Super Lemon Haze Activated Distillate, Double Delicious, and ATF Distillate Cartridge.

17. Ponder Cannabis Shop Seattle, Washington

Ponder Cannabis Shop has a very knowledgeable staff that helped customers understand more about marijuana. They also found customers quality weed within their budget. They have a good selection and even organized their strains per farmer vs strain type (Sativa, hybrid, and so on). 

Their selections of concentrates include Refine, Dabstract, Oleum, SPR, Rouge Raven, and Bodhi High.

18. The Bakeréé- Georgetown

The staff is very knowledgeable and able to answer any questions customers may have in mind. They offer discounts during happy hour, and their prices are more than reasonable.

This store offers a great experience for beginners or people who are not so well informed. However, if you are someone who knows what you are looking for and wants to skip the entire indica/sativa conversation, this is a store for you.

Their products include Pennywise CBD by Western Cultured, Pineapple Express Pre-Roll by Gabriel, Platinum OG by Blue Bastard, Purple Kush Pre-Roll by Burnwell, Narnia by Soulshine, and Middlefork by Royal Tree.

19. The Novel Tree Bellevue, Washington

Their inventory now consists of a competitive selection. The staff is welcoming and highly knowledgeable and when you walk through the door, the doorman shares the discounts that they have that day. 

Many dispensaries have employees who check IDs and have no idea what the store is selling. That is not the case here as every person working the door of this establishment has a broad knowledge of the products they’re selling.

While their products are on the costly side, they charge a premium because of their location. Also, because they obtain their supplies from medical producers and processors.

Their products include Blue Cheese [Indica], Sunset Sherbet [Hybrid], Grapefruit [Sativa], Bruce Banner [Hybrid],  The Jack [Sativa], Ice Cream Cake [Hybrid], Raindance [Hybrid], and Juicy Fruit [Hybrid].

20. Higher Leaf Marijuana Kirkland

Some high-quality cannabis that is a little bit more expensive. As with most dispensaries, the more you spend in advance, the less you will have to spend in the long run, and this is definitely true here. You won’t have to take as much because they do have some really good quality green, but it’s expensive even for the Eastside. 

Their prices are about 4.5-5.5x markup when the industry standard is normally around 3.5-4x. That aside, the staff is very familiar and knows the complete menu indoors and outdoors.

Their products also include Headband [Indica], Poison Fruit [Hybrid], and Gas-N-Fruit Trim.