Vendor Visit: botanicaSEATTLE (Spot, Bond, Mr. Moxey’s & Proper Chocolates brands)

What’s better than carefully crafted baked goods, infused sensual oils, or a refined tin of traveler’s mints? All of them together! Thus, last week some of #Hashtag’s budtenders and staff got a few lessons in crafting top-quality edibles at botanicaSEATTLE’s SoDo facility.

Like Hashtag, this building was repurposed from a paper business

Like Hashtag, this building was re-purposed from a paper business.

These artisans source only sun-grown “organic” or Clean Green Certified cannabis for their baked goods, so a high-quality input matches their delicious output.

This liquid gold isn't quite ready to eat...

This R&D test batch of liquid gold isn’t quite ready to eat.

Besides innovative standards, these folks also follow existing standards that are not yet enforced by cannabis law. They are developing all of their systems and protocol to meet FDA regulations on safety and cleanliness.

Our brilliant host Lena showing off the "Starman Sativa" butter made in tribute to David Bowie.

Our brilliant host Lena showing off the “Starman Sativa” butter made in tribute to David Bowie.

Those homogeneous edibles also keep to tight variance windows for overall potency, because we’re all having a better time when a 10mg cookie is actually 10mg.

Join the fight against inferior edibles!

Join the fight against inferior edibles!

Well-tempered chocolate is key to consistent snackage and a well-mannered high! We made sure to double-check that quality chocolate by munching on all of the uninfused testers floating around the lab.

In the lair of THE ANIMAL.

Deep in the research lair of THE ANIMAL.

Our #Hashtag staff is always looking for educational opportunities in the industry so that we may better serve our lovely fans and friends by passing along useful product and process knowledge. Keep an eye out for future mini-tours of our favorite vendors!

We successfully ended our tour with zero deaths by tray

We successfully ended our tour with zero deaths by tray.