Hashtag and our Partners Share Statements on the Safety of Vape Cartridges
M.A.C. Attack! Hashtag’s Review of an Instant Classic
At Hashtag, we take on the responsibility to shape a transparent and educational connection between the cannabis grower or processor, and you, the cannabis consumer. Beginning in 2015, we developed processes to ensure that our guests may choose between the safest, highest-quality cannabis products available in Washington state, and we only enter and maintain vendor partnerships that align with our vision and values. As of September 2019, we partner with 14 different Washington state vendors to provide our guests with a wide selection of vape cartridges, disposable vape pens, and Pax Era pods.
In the last week, we’ve heard many questions and concerns from our guests about the vape cartridges they’ve purchased from Hashtag. And we share your concerns with regard to the recent news surrounding vaping, lung injuries, and the possible link between the two.
Provided below are statements from our partners for you to review, to help you to determine your risk when using cannabis oil vape cartridges you’ve purchased from Hashtag.
Sneak Peek inside Sky High Gardens
Cannabis is an incredibly diverse plant. Just like the hops we find in beer or the grapes we use to make wine, the very environment in which a cannabis plant is grown can (and often does) play a determining role in the traits that the plant ultimately displays.
When the same strain (also known as a cultivar, genotype, or chemovar) of a cannabis plant is grown under different conditions, different genes get expressed. As a result, different varieties of the exact same strain, known as phenotypes, emerge.
Take a strain like Miracle Alien Cookies (commonly known as M.A.C.), for example. When M.A.C. is grown in an indoor garden, the flavors, potency and effects of the flower that plant grows will be strikingly different than a M.A.C. grown in an outdoor garden, even though their genes are exactly the same.
But hold on. Just how big of a difference do growing conditions really make?
To answer that question, we took a deep dive into the world of cannabis cultivation. Our top-notch budtenders have sniffed, smoked and scribbled down their experiences with M.A.C. in pain-staking detail to share with you. And were we surprised with the results!
Remembering 50 Years of Pride
You can imagine our stokedness when Sky High’s CEO Phil Seda invited us on a tour of his facility. An opportunity to see the legendary Pineapple Chunk in all its growing glory? There are few things that sound more appealing than a sneak peek at one of Hashtag’s most popular vendors.
Hashtag's Staff Choose the Best Strains of 2018
At Hashtag, all are welcome (if you’re over 21 and have the necessary ID), and all are loved, every day. We hang our Pride flags and our Trans Pride flags next to our Black Lives Matter signs in our Fremont and Redmond stores all year long. We welcome and celebrate our own queerness and your queerness all year long, too, and the day and weekend of Pride itself deserves special remembrance.
Cannabis Topicals 102: Which CBD:THC ratio is right for you?
The results are in! After much deliberation and two rounds of voting, our staff has nominated and then ranked their favorite strains of 2018. Scroll down to view the five strains that garnered a honorable mention, and finally, our chosen favorites: the top 5 strains of over 200 sold by Hashtag in 2018.
Top Blog Posts of 2018
In Cannabis Topicals 101, we touched briefly on some of the exciting details surrounding the variety of cannabis gels, lotions and oils that we carry at Hashtag.
We covered the key differences between topical gels, oils and lotions, their uses as well as their potential benefits for folks looking for relief from muscle, limb and joint discomfort.
But that was only the beginning!
If you’re one of the 100 million people in the United States that suffer regularly from chronic pain/discomfort, then you might have considered using a cannabis topical before.
If that sounds like you then you have come to the right place, friend: Topicals 102!
Self-Care with Cannabis
The year 2018 was a wild ride for us here at Hashtag, and I’m sure your year in review has a similar assortment of highs, lows, and, most importantly, getting high.
Well, we here at your favorite dispensary spent most of 2018 learning even more about the plant we all love, and we have a panoply of blog posts to prove it. All published in 2018, here are the most popular, top five blogs we shared this past year.
Get to Know Pot of Gold
Life can feel like you’re locked in the seat of a rollercoaster ride. Sure, it can be full of fun, but the constant moving, coupled with non-stop ups and downs, can leave you feeling drained and depleted.
If you’re like me, you may rely on that end of day toke to alleviate those day to day stresses.
But with all this self-care talk, is there more that we cannabis users could be doing intentionally to curb the drudgery of daily life and promote our personal wellness?
Cannabis Topicals 101
Some flower just makes you stop in your tracks, it’s so covered in trichomes and kief, so purple and dank, so tendriled with orange hairs. Pot of Gold grows that kind of weed! They’re well-known in our stores as a top, top, top-tier grower of just a few strains of flower, and now, also a hand-roller of palm leaf blunts.
We recently sat down with Jon Rothenberg, one of the founders of Pot of Gold, to ask about their company history, their growing methods, and what they’re excited about in the future.
High for the Holidays: Gift Guide 2018
Winter is almost here, folks. Short, chilly days and long, cold nights will once again become the norm in the Pacific Northwest. But along with the quiet beauty that winter yields, so too come the return of familiar aches and pains of old injuries and weary joints. And though many of us are prepared to face looming end-of-the-year-deadlines, the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, and long-distance travel plans, the search for relief to these same old aches and pains can seem endlessly complex.
You might have even asked yourself: Is there something, anything, that can help ease the discomfort of the winter season?
DIY Stoney Apple Pie
My dear friends, did you know … it’s officially legal to give weed as a gift in Washington state? Come in to the Hashtag dispensary closest to you, and finish up that holiday shopping list!
Here’s our guide to all your gifting needs this December.
Edibles that hit the right SPOT
Warm tones, cooler weather, cozy sweaters--fall is finally here! The arrival of autumn is often accompanied by that all-too-familiar stress of looming holiday parties and social gatherings. Sure, you could bring another store-bought, pre-packaged treat to your Friendsgiving party this year, but why not wow your stoner friends with a dessert they’ll remember (or forget, depending on how potent you want it!)?
Can Weed Help Your Well-Being? Ask The CPC!
Regardless of your opinion on cannabis types, plant genetics and their associated effects, one thing is for sure: the nuance of cannabis flower has been communicated loud and clear.
But what about edibles?
An educated stoner might tell you that the question is irrelevant. That your liver, which is responsible for breaking down THC in your body, cannot tell the difference between a Sativa brownie or a Hybrid cookie or an Indica chocolate.
But the same goes for smoking flower.
Binge While Baked: Netflix Edition
With fall comes cooler temperatures and the changing colors of leaves, but it could also bring you increasing aches and pains--not to mention that the gloom of Seattle grey skies can leave you feeling depressed or anxious. If this rings true for you, then read along! We recently sat down with Jeremy Kaufman, one of the founders of Seattle-based cannabis company The CPC, to explore the myriad of ways in which their cannabis products could benefit our daily life.
Top 3 Tour Weed Memories
You’re finally home from the dispensary, you’ve just taken a fat rip from the bong, and you’re ready to settle down with a new show to binge, huh? We know what it’s like to be so high that even the Select Profile screen on Netflix can seem like a daunting choice to make, which is why we’ve curated this excellent spoiler-free list of binge-worthy original programming. So, take another rip, and let this sweet, sweet guide help you find the perfect Netflix series to binge.
The Science and Art of Judging Cannabis: Introducing Evergreen Cup Winner, Seattle’s Private Reserve
As a long-practicing weed smoker, nothing seems to smooth over the anxiety of meeting hundreds of new people a week like a nice J after a show. In recent years, some state legislation has blessed us with dispensary pit stops for our weed fix (Colorado! California!), but most places still feel like the Wild West in that regard. I have been touring in bands for over a decade now, and I have had some pretty weird/dire/embarrassing hunts and experiences looking for chronic.
Hashtag Cannabis Proudly Sponsors NARAL Pro-Choice Washington
There isn’t anything quite so exciting as waiting for someone to bring you gifts, especially gifts of cannabis. It was a warm summer day when I was handed 11 samples of weed, camouflaged with animal code names in an effort to eliminate bias. You see, I had the great fortune to be asked to serve as a judge for the inaugural Evergreen Cup, the Pacific Northwest’s first ever anonymous grower’s competition.
Candyland: A Religious Experience
Hashtag Cannabis is known in our industry for supporting non-profit organizations whose missions align with our values. And what are those values? We believe in the humanity and equal worth of all people, and we seek out ways to co-create the world in which we want to live.
Save Sticky Budz!
Sweetwater Farms is well known as a top quality cannabis grower in Washington State, cultivating craft cannabis much like a microbrewery would offer craft beer. Sweetwater achieves extraordinary terpene and cannabinoid profiles by giving their plants individual attention in small batches and growing directly in soil, with organic farming methods:
On August 16, 2018, nearly four years after the legalization of recreational marijuana in Washington state, “a Kittitas County Superior Court judge on Thursday gave Yakima County a green light to shut down cannabis grower and processor Sticky Budz, which has been operating in an unincorporated area despite a ban on such operations,”