Words for Cannabis: 3 Things We Need Words for in the Cannabis Industry

Words for Cannabis: 3 Things We Need Words for in the Cannabis Industry

There are more than 1,200 slang words for cannabis.

And yet, there are still so many words that we’re missing from our cannabis lexicon.

And we’ll continue to need to evolve our language as long as the budding cannabis industry continues to grow and grow.

So without further ado, here are some words we still definitely need.

1. The kind of person who enjoys cannabis but doesn’t fit into a stereotype.

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We’re all so used to calling people who enjoy cannabis “stoners” and “potheads”.

But because of cannabis’s history, those names still carry a stigma.

And what about the people who enjoy cannabis but don’t use it all the time? Are they still considered stoners?
What about people who never smoke but eat edibles all the time? Are they still considered “potheads”?

We think there needs to be a new word invented just for the kind of people who don’t fit into the typical stereotype of “stoner” or “pothead”.

We like the sound of cannabis connoisseur, or if you want to get hip with it, canna-connoisseur. What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below.

2. The kind of person who uses cannabis products but isn’t interested in getting high.

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So here we have another group of people who love and support cannabis, but only use products that don’t give them that euphoric feeling that you get typically when consuming THC.

So these are your topical users and CBD fans.
Using a cannabis-infused salve or topical on your skin won’t get you high, and neither will a purely CBD product.

So even though these people aren’t getting high, there are a huge number of people using these products all the time!

They’re not “stoners” or “potheads”, right?

That’s why we think there needs to be a new word invented for this awesome group of people.

3. Another word for “vaping” that isn’t confused with e-cigarettes.

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When we say “vaping”, you might think about the convenient, sleek, and potent cannabis vape pens.

Or, you may think about the clunky e-cigarettes that have nothing to do with cannabis.

Whether you’re a fan of e-cigarettes or not, we think this industry deserves a new word for vaporizing cannabis that isn’t so commonly confused with its nicotine counterpart.

We think “atomizing” would be a cool (albeit nerdy) alternative for vaping, since it technically does mean the same thing. What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below.

Have any ideas about what these words for cannabis should be? Show us your best ideas in the comments section below!

In the meantime, stop by Alternative Medical Center to pick up your favorite cannabis products in all of Sacramento!

How to Save Money on Weed with 4 Genius Life Hacks

How to Save Money on Weed with 4 Genius Life Hacks

Weed isn’t as cheap as it used to be.

And due to tax laws and regulations, there isn’t much we can do about it.

But, we’ve done what we can to be able to offer you as many opportunities to save money on cannabis products as possible!

Here’s how to save money on weed with 4 genius life hacks that’ll help keep you lit for less.

1. Get exclusive coupons for discounts.

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If you want to know how to save money on weed without leaving your couch, this is the best way to do it.

And we’ll give you a little tip on where to get coupons for NINE of the best dispensaries in Sacramento.

When you sign up for FREE Kolas newsletters, you get access to the best discounts and promotions at the best dispensaries in Sacramento.

We recommend keeping an eye on your inbox around major holidays…

2. Buy concentrates to get more bang for your buck.

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Concentrates are to flower as liquor is to beer.

Think about it. If you’re going out to get your buzz on, do you save your money by paying for 4 or 5 beers, or just a couple shots?

The same thing goes for concentrates. Except, in this case, you won’t wake up with a hangover.

Concentrates are a great way to save money on cannabis products because you’re likely going to be taking less, which will make your product last you longer!

3. Feel better about spending on weed by buying products that give back.

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If saving money is out of the question, maybe you can just feel a little bit better about where you’re money is going.

Nine dispensaries that are all powered by Kolas have partnered up with the Sacramento Cannabis Industry Association (SCIA) and the Downtown Streets Team to give back to the community.

If you see a cannabis product in any of those dispensaries with a Cannabis Cares sticker on it, you can feel good knowing that a portion of those proceeds goes back into the Sacramento homeless community to help them secure jobs, housing, and a better quality of life.

4. Pursue a career in the cannabis industry as a budtender!

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Did anyone say employee discounts? Because we did!!

Okay, we are by no means encouraging you to get a job with us just because you want a discount, but if you’re passionate about cannabis, you should keep reading.

Joining our team would mean that you are starting your exciting career in the cannabis industry with a company that’s growing every day. Not to mention the sweet health benefits package. Apply today if you’re interested in a budtender position!

If you’re going to buy cannabis products anywhere, we hope you pick Alternative Medical Center as your premier choice of Sacramento dispensaries. See you next time!

High Yoga: 3 Poses Perfect for Reaching an Elevated State

High Yoga: 3 Poses Perfect for Reaching an Elevated State

With 420-friendly yoga studios opening up around California, everyone is excited about getting bendy while they’re getting blitzed.

But if you’re new to yoga (and even if you’re new to smoking weed), we got you covered with some beginner yoga poses to practice when you’re high.

Let’s get started with some high yoga.

1. Mountain Pose

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This pose may look easy, but with the right intentions, it can be a great starting point for any yoga practice.

First, plant your feet into your mat, about shoulder width apart. Spread apart your toes, and grab the floor with them. Your feet should feel rooted to the ground.

With slightly bent knees, make sure your pelvis is neither curved forward nor back. Contract your abs, and tilt your pelvis underneath your tailbone. You shouldn’t feel any pressure on your lower back.

Now imagine that a string from the bottom of your feet is lifting through your body and up out of the top of your head. Lift your spine and roll your shoulders down and back so that you stand as high as a mountain. Keep your arms at your sides, and face your palms up or down. Whatever feels right to you.

Feel the sensations through your body from the pose as well as the effects of the cannabis, and be mindful of the present moment.

2. Warrior 2 Pose

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From mountain pose, Warrior 2 will expand you and open your body further.

Widen your stance and twist your hips so that you are facing one leg with the other behind you.

Then, slowly bend your front leg until it’s at a 90-degree angle, and your back ankle is at a 45-degree angle with the ground. Activate your abs, and tilt your pelvis under your tailbone so that your spine is straight.

Your front knee should be directly above your front foot, your back leg should be straight.

Lift your spine and gaze ahead, and slowly lift your arms until they’re parallel to the floor.

Keep your arms straight, and play with holding your palms up toward the ceiling or down toward the floor for a different stretch.

While high, this pose may challenge your balance but will help you to feel grounded, strong, and graceful. Enjoy some deep breaths in this pose before you come out of it. Feel free to come back to mountain pose and try getting into Warrior 2 with your opposite leg leading so that you can even yourself out.

3. Bridge Pose

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Start by lying on your back with your feet planted onto the floor. Inch your heels up as closely as you can to your bum, and then lift your hips until your muscles feel engaged, but if you feel any back pain, lower your hips until it’s comfortable.

Tuck your shoulders underneath your body, squeeze your shoulder blades together, and clasp your hands together on the mat underneath you.

Your chest should feel nice and open so that you can breathe deeply into this pose.

Cannabis can help with being totally present and in your body during your yoga practice. Don’t be afraid to push yourself with your high yoga practice, but don’t push yourself too far or until you’re uncomfortable. Move in a way that feels good to you.

What’s your favorite strain to stretch with? Let us know in the comments section below!

Namaste.

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4 Cool Joints for a Hot Summer

4 Cool Joints for a Hot Summer

As the temperatures creep up from the 70s to the 80s and 90s, it’s clear that summer is upon us!

And whether you love or hate the heat, we have some pre-roll suggestions that’ll help you stay cool, calm and collected this summer.

So without further ado, ask your budtender about these 4 cool joints for a hot summer.

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Wrapped in Raw paper, Grizzly Peak Farms pre-rolls bring you their incredibly dank indoor flower all rolled up into one delectably smoke-able pre-roll.

While they have many cool joints, we think Grateful Dave is one of their best.

Grateful Dave is a 50/50 blend of flower and refined sugar trim, for “the indoor smoker on an outdoor budget”. Also, the purchase of a Grateful Dave means a portion of those proceeds go to local and state charities. It’s a win-win situation!

Come visit our dispensary, Alternative Medical Center, to check out Grizzly Peaks pre-roll products such as Grateful Dave, Sativa Bone, Grizzly Bone, and Indica Bone.

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You already know the famous Cookies brand, but have you tried any of their amazing pre-rolls? With strains like Y-Kiki, Hi-Octane x Lemonchello, and Hi-Octane x Sunset Sherbet, you really can’t go wrong.

We are so excited to be able to carry this highly coveted cannabis brand that seems to satisfy canna-connoisseurs just as much as newbies.

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Complete your sesh with a puff of premium pre-rolls packed with only the highest of quality cannabis buds from Seven Leaves.

These pre-rolls are extremely potent and super convenient with a side of a smooooth inhale. This is a pre-roll that won’t disappoint.

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Aster Farms is known to base their cannabis products off of how you want to feel at any given time of the day. That’s why their Day to Night pre-roll pack is so awesome!

Aster Farms offers a dynamic experience with a wide range of effects.

Day or night, you’re gonna have a good time.

Looking to add some cool joints to your hot summer? We have all of these pre-rolls and more in stock at Alternative Medical Center! Stop by to pick up your summer party supplies!

P.S. Have you scoped the rest of our selection of Cookies products yet?! That’s right, the famous brand created by Berner can be found in Sacramento exclusively here at Alternative Medical Center and other stores powered by Kolas. We have many of their most sought-after products (pre-rolls and more!) on our shelves for you to explore and experience. Come n’ get your freshly baked Cookies today!

5 Interesting Things You Didn’t Know About CBD

5 Interesting Things You Didn’t Know About CBD

What is CBD even?

To put it simply, CBD is one of the MANY components to the cannabis plant that has a positive effect on us.

Due to its popularity in 2019, people are seeking and learning more about CBD as the seeming be-all-end-all cure for many psychological or physical issues that modern medicine hasn’t been able to help them with.

While we can’t exactly vouch for that, we can say that we have seen some amazing leaps in the health and well-being of many of our customers.

But we don’t blame people who do believe that! Especially after the federal government recently charged a major pharmaceutical drug distributor for its role in perpetuating the opioid epidemic.

CBD has been known to improve anxiety, depression, pain, insomnia, acne, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, and more.

But there’s still so much about CBD that we just don’t know. So we wanted to share some interesting facts about our favorite cannabinoid.

1. CBD is safe for children and pets.

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Unlike its psychoactive counterpart, THC, CBD is totally okay for kids and our furry friends to use.

One of CBD’s most exciting applications lies in the results we’ve seen when it comes to children with epilepsy.

There have been children and adults who were experiencing dozens of seizures every day who have found that CBD can dramatically decrease the number of seizures they experience daily.

And if that wasn’t heart-warming enough, CBD can help pets too!

Like humans, CBD has a number of healing properties that work for our furry friends.

Some of the issues that CBD has been known to alleviate for pets include inflammation, anxiety, pain, skin issues, fearfulness, and many other issues.

Your fur baby will thank you!

2. Queen Victoria of England used CBD.

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Ladies, it’s time we medicate like queens!

In 1890, Queen Victoria of England was prescribed CBD-rich cannabis by Sir J. Russell Reynolds to help alleviate her menstrual cramps.

He wrote, “When pure and administered carefully, [cannabis[ is one of the most valuable medicines we possess.”

Looks like someone was ahead of his time! You go, Sir J. Russell Reynolds!

3. CBD won’t get you high.

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A common misconception about CBD is that because it comes from cannabis, you can get totally baked with it.

But fortunately, or unfortunately, depending on what you want to get out of your experience, CBD is non-psychoactive.

This means that CBD won’t affect your mental processes.

So then you may be wondering, if CBD doesn’t affect your mental state, how does it work to improve anxiety, psychosis, cravings, and even your general mood without giving you some sort of cerebral experience?
The answer is that CBD works “behind the scenes”, if you will, to help to alleviate your issues. While it does impact our psyche, it doesn’t do it in the same way that smoking a joint will.

4. CBD is not always best by itself.

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But let’s back it up a little bit.

If you thought there were just THC and CBD, you’re about to get your mind blown.

There are over 400 compounds in cannabis, and they ALL work together to have a synergistic effect on the body and mind.

This phenomenon is known as the Entourage Effect. Mounting evidence supports that substances may be more effective in their whole and natural state, especially when it comes to medical uses.

5. CBD might be able to fight cancer.

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A recent study from the National Cancer Institute has shown that CBD (along with THC) is effective in helping alleviate associated symptoms of cancer treatment, AND it may also have properties that damage and/or destroy tumor cells!

The case study was done on breast cancer patients.

The study explained that, “CBD inhibited the survival of both estrogen receptor-positive and estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer cell lines, inducing apoptosis in a concentration-dependent manner while having little effect on nontumorigenic mammary cells.”

Basically, this means that CBD was able to destroy the bad cells while maintaining health in the good cells! Amazing!

At Alternative Medical Center, we typically have lots of CBD goodies for you to choose from. Just pop on in and check out our selection!

Want to learn more about CBD? Talk with some of our friendly and knowledgable staff members any time.

What are some of the most amazing things you’ve heard or experienced about CBD? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

P.S. If you’ve had enough CBD for now, and are interested in saying hello to your old friend THC again, we’ve got the product for you!  Elite vape cartridges from Select are made with 80-85% THC and are easily Select’s best sellers. These amazing cartridges offer activated, broad-spectrum oil with the highest THC level possible. Vape in style, and enjoy a cannabis vape experience that you’ll never forget because your life is worth enjoying! Hurry up and get your hands on Select products at Alternative Medical Center and our affiliated stores before they sell out!

P.P.S. You need to get over to Alternative Medical Center like…now! Us and our affiliated stores have collaborated with the famous Cookies brand, and it’s blowing up! We have Cookies pre-rolls, flower, and cartridges just waiting for you to pick up and enjoy!

The Big Sacramento Dispensary Update You Don’t Want to Miss

The Big Sacramento Dispensary Update You Don’t Want to Miss

For those of you who don’t already know, there are some big things coming up for Alternative Medical Center!

1. Transitioning into … Kolas!

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We are officially transitioning into being official Kolas affiliate stores! And several dispensaries throughout Sacramento are even making the transition into becoming a legitimate Kolas dispensary!! Woohooo!

What is Kolas, you ask?

A kola (or cola) on the cannabis plant sits at the very top of the plant, like a crown of premium bud. If it sounds so top-notch that it’s nearly royal, that’s because it totally is.

Based off of that definition alone, it’s pretty freakin’ awesome to have local dispensaries that are providing the best of the best.

Even The Bread Store in Midtown is turning into a Kolas dispensary!

Will we be one of Kolas dispensaries? You just gotta wait to find out!

Want to learn more? Check out the first Kolas dispensary’s website.

2. We’re dropping products from star-quality brands!

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Gone are the days of disappointing cannabis products.

We have some of the most incredible brands in stock right now!

Meet a couple of the brands we just can’t stop talking about:

  1. Select

This amazing brand offers literally every THC level you could possibly want in one product. If you’re looking for 0%, definitely check out their CBD line (they even have a product designed especially for pets!). For novices, they offer 50% THC drops and 45-75% THC vape cartridges. And for the more seasoned cannabis explorers, you’re definitely going to want to check out their line of Elite cartridges, Elite gummies, and Dabbables (all in the 75-95% THC range). And for the true connoisseurs, their Premium Cannabis Concentrate contains 99.9% THC!

  1. Cookies
    This is probably one of the most famous cannabis brands out there, and for a good reason. Its creator is Berner, Bay area rapper, artist, and entrepreneur. Cookies has grown from a small mom-and-pop Bay Area brand to a nationally recognized entity in the realms of fashion, sports, music, and of course, cannabis. They offer incredible cannabis products along with a stunning clothing line.

Check out the kind of products we have in store by checking out our IG, @cookiescalifornia, and @berner415

3. We’re about to be all over Sacramento!

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You’ve already seen a couple of the Kolas billboards popping up…well, be on the lookout for many, many more! Pretty soon, you’ll feel good knowing that your favorite cannabis brand and Sacramento dispensary is keeping you company around the city. Show us some love and snap a selfie with the next Kolas billboard you see! You may even get yourself a shout out on our page if you use the hashtag #shopkolas …

4. We have some MAJOR sales going on.

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We know how much you all love a good deal! That’s why we’ve been featuring some major markdowns on some of our favorite brands like 350 Fire, Paper Planes, Fields Family Farmz, and more. Stop by today to take advantage of these crazy deals before we run out! Seriously, these brands are FLYING off the shelves!!

5. Kolas is about to CURE YOU!

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The first Kolas brand product is on shelves now, and we couldn’t be more excited! The Cure is the first of eight exclusive Kolas strains that will be released for the sole purpose of elevating your senses. Some other upcoming strains are Chill Pill, LoveCraft, Go-Getter, and many more! Each strain has a specific purpose and can be used to elevate certain experiences and moods. For The Cure, you probably guessed that this strain is designed with special healing properties. Whether you’re looking for some physical pain relief or mental strain relief, this just might be your new favorite strain.

6. Come party with us!

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We are going to a bunch of fun events coming up soon… Will we see you there?

Spot us living it up at THIS Midtown block party events every Second Saturday all summer! Don’t miss out on fun free goodies we’ll be passing out, and come enjoy the sunshine, food, drinks, live music, and more!

Don’t miss our booth at Aftershock 2019, the best rock music festival in all of Sacramento! We had so much fun with you last year that we just couldn’t resist another round!

Stay tuned for more awesome events where you can hang out with the Kolas crew!

Want to learn more about what’s going on with us? Sign up for our email newsletters on our site to get updates on the latest deals, promotions, and info!

We hope to see you back at our Sacramento dispensary soon!

The 10 Best Weed Strains for Anxiety in 2019

The 10 Best Weed Strains for Anxiety in 2019

If I had a superhero name, it would be Anxiety Girl, because I am able to jump to the worst conclusion in a single bound!

But really though, anxiety affects all of us. Some of us more than others.

I always appreciate when there’s an all-natural remedy to my anxiety woes which is why I put together this list of the best weed strains for anxiety in 2019.

1. Grandaddy Purple (GDP)

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Grandaddy Purple (or GDP) is one of the best cannabis strains for treating anxiety because of its lovely balance of cerebral and physical effects.

This heavy indica is also perfect for combating pain, stress, insomnia, appetite loss, and a number of other pesky issues.

This is definitely a nighttime strain, as its powers of relaxation are impressive.

2. Pineapple Express

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Pineapple Express is one of the best cannabis strains for creative escapes to combat anxiety.

This hard-hitting hybrid is sativa-dominant which means it’ll chill you out, but will still provide a long-lasting invigorating buzz perfect for daytime.

If your favorite way to abolish anxiety is to get creative, this is the perfect strain to kick off your crafty day.

3. AK-47

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Okay, so the name may be doing the opposite for your anxiety than you probably want it to.

But try not to let the name fool you.

This is definitely one of the best weed strains to obliterate negative vibes.

This award-winning strain is known for its sativa-dominant hybrid buzz that often provides a long-lasting head high that maintains a sense of mental clarity and opens the door for creative, positive thinking.

4. Headband

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If you feel anxiety in your temples, or in your head, you’ll definitely want to keep reading.

Headband is one of the best weed strains for physical anxiety because many Headband explorers report that the effects of this strain create a slight pressure around the crown of their head. Kind of like, well, a headband.

This relaxing strain is a go-to for anyone combating stress, anxiety, and/or pain.

5. Blue Cheese

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Another fantastic end-of-the-day strain, Blue Cheese is yet another heavy indica that has proven to be one of the best weed strains for alleviating anxiety.

Not only does this strain do wonders for stress relief, but most of Blue Cheese explorers report feelings of relaxation, euphoria, and straight up happiness.

And if those three things aren’t a remedy for anxiety on their own, then I don’t know what is!

6. Purple Urkle

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Anyone else love to sleep their anxiety away? Me too.

For those of us like-minded folks, Purple Urkle is definitely among the best weed strains for smoking yourself into a peaceful and anxiety-free slumber.

This dreamy strain is a favorite among anyone looking to evaporate their anxiety, along with treating insomnia or sleep-related issues and achieving full-body pain relief.

7. Fire OG

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Out of all of the OG strains, this is one is definitely one of the strongest.

Which makes it among one of the best weed strains for anxiety.

Fire OG is a true hybrid strain and a cross between OG Kush and San Fernando Valley OG Kush F3.

Even though this strain is an OG, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a strong indica. In fact, some Fire OG explorers have reported there being distinctly sativa effects mixed in with the relaxing indica effects.

8. AC/DC

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This strain is naturally high in THC, but also naturally high in CBD.

AC/DC is one of the best weed strains for treating anxiety because of its unique 1:1 ratio of THC to CBD.

Both of these compounds working in tandem have proven beneficial effects among many of AC/DC’s fans.

We recommend this strain for winding down during a relaxing night in, a post-workout chill, or for falling into a blissful sleep.

9. Strawberry Cough

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Strawberry Cough is one of the best weed strains for treating anxiety, and specifically, social anxiety.

This is a sativa strain, so it has a lot of potential to uplift your mood, keep you motivated and focused, but also relaxed enough to let your anxiety float away.

One of these nine best weed strains can help keep your anxiety at bay.

What’s your favorite strain to smoke for anxiety? Let us know in the comments section below!

Don’t see one of these strains in our online menu anymore? That means that they’re so popular that they’ve sold out. Feel free to give us a call anytime to find similar strains.

8 Sacramento Events to Get High For in January and February 2019

8 Sacramento Events to Get High For in January and February 2019

2019 is Sacramento’s year!

Sacramento events are always amazing, but this year will hold the best ones yet.

Get lifted before attending these events to elevate your experience even more!

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1. Dine Downtown Restaurant Week

When: Fri, January 11th – Mon, January 21st, 2019

Where: Various Restaurants in Downtown Sac

How much: 3-course meals for $35

What: Work up an appetite for one of the best Sacramento events to catering right to your munchies! More than 30 of Sacramento’s best restaurants are offering a special unique 3-course meal for only $35. And this isn’t just an incredible event for foodies and stoners with the munchies, but it’s good for the community. One dollar from every Dine Downtown meal is donated back into the community. Good for Sacramento and good for your belly!

2. Nebraska Mondays

When: Mon, January 21st, 2019

Where: Luna Café

How much: $10 sliding scale

What: This chilled out night of jazz and fun happens EVERY Monday and is home to some of the most underrated experimental jazz in the city. This tiny venue provides one of the most quaint and unique Sacramento events around. Luna’s Café is a haven for Sacramento locals to see great live music and comedy. Get blazed and enjoy a night of music that moves you.

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3. Reggae Night

When: Tues, January 22nd, 2019

Where: The Press Club

How much: Free!

What: Get nice and high for the tropical island vibes of DJ Dweet every Tuesday at the Press Club! Reggae is music for a cannabis enthusiast’s soul, and this night will definitely make your inner stoner feel the irie vibes. Enjoy reggae, rocksteady, dancehall, and more. And what’s best, it’s free!

4. Berner show

When: Fri, January 25th, 2019

Where: Ace of Spades

How much: $35

What: If you love rap, and if you love cannabis, this Berner show will one of those Sacramento events that you won’t want to miss. Not only is Berner a well-renowned Bay Area rapper who’s collaborated with Wiz Khalifa, Problem, and Chris Brown, but he’s also not shy about his love for cannabis. In fact, he’s the founder of Cookies, the “inspirational clothing and accessory brand destined to spark fire within the budding fashion industry”.

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5. Hannibal Buress show

When: Mon & Tues, January 28th and 29th 2019

Where: Harlow’s Restaurant and Nightclub

How much: $35

What: You know that guy in Broad City who plays Ilana’s sort-of boyfriend, dentist, and generally chilled out nice guy? And the guy from The Eric Andre show? Yeah, that’s Hannibal Buress. He’s hilarious. And he’s performing standup comedy right here in our town. The New York Times called him one of the most “supremely gifted and respected” comics around right now. This makes this one of the funniest Sacramento events, especially if you’re stoned.

6. Kevin Bacon Fest

When: Fri, February 8th, 2019

Where: Torch Club

How much: $8

What: We all remember Kevin Bacon for his illustrious career as a film star. This event pays homage to all he’s done by inviting six of Sacramento’s best bands to play some of the best (and worst) songs from Kevin Bacon’s career on film. Rock out to music from Footloose, Animal House, Diner, and many more! Depending on how much you love Kevin Bacon, you’ll definitely want to be high for this one.

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7. ArtMix at the Crocker Museum

When: Thurs, February 14th, 2019

Where: Crocker Art Museum

How much: Free – $20

What: Art and cannabis go together like ranch and pizza (mmm…). The Crocker Art Museum hosts ArtMix, adults-only themed parties every 2nd Thursday of the month, at the museum. The tickets include full museum access, so feel free to enjoy the galleries, visiting exhibitions, and happy hour at the Crocker Café by Supper Club. Don’t forget to get in on the food and drink specials all night long!

8. Astro Yoga

When: Sun, February 24th, 2019

Where: Asha Yoga

How much: $18

What: Out of all of these Sacramento events, this is definitely the one that you’re going to want to be high for the most. Unless you’re already into really into new age spirituality, this event requires an extremely open mind. This unique fusion of astrology and yoga will combine the flexibility of the body, mind, and soul. This fun and unique event will also provide free astrology report and chart personalized just for you. Twist your body to align with the stars.

Which of these events are you most excited to go to? Let us know in the comments section below!

Disclaimer: It’s still illegal to consume cannabis in most public spaces. Know the local rules and regulations before sparking up.

10 Cannabis Strains to Help with Combating Holiday Weight Gain

10 Cannabis Strains to Help with Combating Holiday Weight Gain

If you’re anything like me, the holiday season is your FAVORITE time to eat.

Especially when those munchies kick in and you’ve got all of the holiday goodies stockpiled in your fridge.

But, if you’re also like me, you probably don’t want to gain 300 pounds this winter.

So we wanted to put together a list of our 10 favorite strains for helping to combat holiday weight gain and stay fit this holiday season.

1. Maui Wowie

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This uplifting sativa strain can be your next favorite when it comes to getting active. This particular gold distillate Maui Wowie cartridge from Medi X is refined 12 times!! This means it’s optimal for potency and flavor. These cannabis brands just think of everything! In a 500mg cartridge, there are up to 100 doses, which means up to 100 energy boosts after enjoying an extra Christmas cookie or two…

2. Sour Diesel

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Sour Diesel is a legendary sativa strain known for its uplifting mental and physical effects, and perfect to get moving. The incredible 1g vape pen cartridge from Heavy Hitters may provide a dreamy yet lively head high with pleasant finishing notes of citrus. What Heavy Hitters does that makes them so special is that they pair true ceramic cartridges with cold-filtered distillate for an amazing vaping experience.

3. GSC

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GSC (also formerly known as Girl Scout Cookies) is a powerful hybrid strain that can really help to motivate you to fight off holiday weight gain this winter. This brand of GSC from Madrone California is a sweet, minty, and lemony strain with flavor notes of natural wood that delivers an uplifting and happy high that may inspire you to get moving!

4. Green Crack

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Don’t let the name fool you – this strain is 100% cannabis. This Green Crack sativa vape pen cartridge from Platinum Vape can provide a sharp sense of energy and focus with an invigorating mental buzz. The tangy and fruity flavors of this distillate have been known to awaken the senses and get motivated to work off any holiday weight gain.

5. Super Silver Haze

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This award-winning strain boasts a super energetic and long-lasting body high! The Super Silver Haze pre-roll from Fuzzies is especially extraordinary because these pre-rolls are designed to offer more than just an average smoke. Not only is it packed with Super Silver Haze, but it’s infused with wax and dusted in kief for added potency. This powerful pre-roll can be a great help in getting motivated to lose any holiday weight gain.

6. Jack Herer

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This sativa-dominant strain is great for inspiring a clear-headed, blissful, and motivated workout. The Jack Herer cartridge from Americanna is particularly special, especially for working off holiday weight gain, because these award-winning cartridges are enhanced by natural flavor profiles and Ceramic Cell technology which makes for a zero burn and full-flavor vapor experience.

7. Pineapple Express

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This hard-hitting sativa-dominant hybrid is perfect for an after-holiday-meal workout! The Pineapple Express vape pen cartridge from Platinum Vape can deliver a very present and energizing mood. This particular cartridge is great for staying active during the holidays because of the motivating and uplifting cerebral and body high.

8. Super Lemon Haze

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This sativa-dominant strain is known as a “kief-caked multi-colored wonder”! And as a distillate, it’s all of the power that the flower packs, but refined. The gold distillate in Super Lemon Haze from Medi X is refined 12 times until the perfect potency and flavor is achieved. This uplifting strain can help you love working out around the holidays, and the more you work out the more you’ll see that holiday weight gain melt away.

9. Tangie

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This sativa strain is known to provide a great balance of euphoric yet relaxing effects, perfect to warm up for any post-meal workout to target excess weight. The Tangie cartridge from GanjaGold is remarkably refreshing and motivating – a wonderful sensory experience.

10. Cinex

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This uniquely clear-headed and positive strain is awesome for its ability to improve moods and to motivate the body to get moving! The .5g cartridge from Legion of Bloom is an unforgettably smooth and inspiring experience just waiting to be discovered.

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I’m a big fan of eating whatever I want and then burning it off. That’s why anyone else in the same boat will appreciate the you-know-what out of these motivating and uplifting strains during this tempting and delicious holiday season.

And remember, studies have shown that cannabis may even be the newest weight loss secret on the market. So smoke on, and happy holidaze!

Check our online menu, or give us a call at 916-564-1100 to see if we have your favorite strain in stock!

Weed Poems: 3 Famous Poems Interpreted with Cannabis in Mind

Weed Poems: 3 Famous Poems Interpreted with Cannabis in Mind

What’s the point of art and poetry if not to interpret your own meaning to it?

Part of the human condition is our unending desire to assign meaning to things. The best consequence of that is our ability to create art and poetry. That’s why we’ve decided to interpret famous poems to make them sound like weed poems.

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There is a place where the sidewalk ends
And before the street begins,
And there the grass grows soft and white,
And there the sun burns crimson bright,
And there the moon-bird rests from his flight
To cool in the peppermint wind.

This excerpt from Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein, to us, seems like it very well could be about weed. The place where the sidewalk ends and before the street begins? Could this be describing a place our boy Shel used to go and to get high? And grass that’s soft and white? How about the trichomes on cannabis flower that give it that crystallized, frosty appearance? And Peppermint wind! It sounds like he could have been smoking the hybrid strain Peppermint Cookies.

After doing some research, this poem was intended to be a message for adults to take the perspective of a child to find joy. In a way, our “weed-terpretation” is almost right in an abstract way. People often claim that using cannabis inspires a child-like wonder within them, which would make this poem by Shel Silverstein fit in as one of the great weed poems.

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Here is a little forest,
Whose leaf is ever green;
Here is a brighter garden,
Where not a frost has been;
In its unfading flowers
I hear the bright bee hum:
Prithee, my brother,
Into my garden come!

Is this excerpt from There Is Another Sky by Emily Dickinson too obvious? According to our interpretation, Mrs. Dickinson may have had her own grow op! Okay, she probably didn’t, but I can still dream. What do you think Emily Dickinson would talk about after you smoked her “unfading flowers” with her? It sounds like she’s describing an experience of heightened perception as she can hear the bee hum. Some high people claim that they can feel the whole earth moving. I think we’ve all been there. This makes this poem fit right in with the rest of the world’s great weed poems.

This homage to nature can easily be interpreted by a cannabis lover as a description of a beautiful cannabis garden.

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Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own back yard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

This excerpt of Still I Rise by Maya Angelou is a powerful message to those who are trying to bring us down. In our cannabis-infused interpretation, we see this as being a cannabis advocate. Even though there are people and politicians attempting to worsen the stigma on the plant that’s done wonders for many people’s health and livelihoods, we will still overcome. We will come out stronger than ever.

The meaning of this poem has everything to do with self-respect, confidence, and self-esteem. Maya Angelou was also, unbeknownst to some, a cannabis enthusiast herself. She recalled one of her first cannabis experiences at a dinner party, “The food was the best I’d ever tasted. Every morsel was an experience of sheer delight. I lost myself in a haze of sensual pleasure, enjoying not only the tastes but the feel of the food in my mouth, the smells, and the sound of my jaws chewing.”

Only Maya Angelou can make the munchies sound that amazing. And for that, we nominate this poem to be included in the world’s greatest weed poems.

Poetry and art attempt to make sense of our world when there doesn’t seem to be any sense being made. It offers a new perspective, beauty, and inspiration to those who are moved. These poems weren’t really about weed, but they were meant to be discovered and cherished.

There really should be more weed poems in the world though, don’t you think? Cannabis is the source of inspiration for so many artists and authors!

Do you write poetry while you’re high? Feel free to share some of yours in the comments section below.

In the meantime, feel free to stop by our dispensary at Alternative Medical Center anytime for your inspiration.