Have you tried Concentrated Love from Love's Oven? Don't be mistaken - these guys may make fantastic edibles, but their concentrates are CHOICE! Concentrated Love has been producing top quality, BEAUTIFUL concentrates for a minute now, and if you haven't tried it out, then you have made a grave mistake.
Tres Star Wax from Concentrated Love is a must try! The wax has a solid brown-yellow coloring and appears smooth with a creamy dark butter look. Tres Star’s texture is perfect right out of the freezer or sitting at room temperature and has a very sticky viscosity making it easy to dab. This product puts off a smell of sweet and sour lemons with earthy tones of lavender and sage that bite the nose with its pungent aroma. Concentrate harshness and smokabilty seems to vary depending on the way you consume the product, however from a basic dab rig this product was very smooth on the throat. It tastes just like it smells with its "in your face" sweet and earthy tones that leave a fruity hint in your pallet.
Tres Star is a cross between StarDawg and Tres Daughter for that perfect balance of the two genetics. This strain leans toward being an Indica dominant hybrid that is a really easy daytime smoke with effects that will not push you over the edge. The indica effects will calm and relax your body's aches and pains while the sativa effects put you in a state of a clear headed euphoria. This product is a diamond in the rough and can easily be a top shelf item, Concentrated Love has really raised the bar for quality and affordable concentrates. Snag some of this wax for $34.99, while in stock! Stay tuned for more product reviews on the horizon!
Industry professionals, media, marketing teams, medical users, adult use enjoyers listen up! We are in tumultuous times in the cannabis industry today and an administration that has made less than friendly remarks about cannabis is currently in power. Many of us wonder how we can ensure a positive and healthy dialogue with those that oppose this industry, whether passively or aggressively and I have one simple thing you can do TODAY to pave the way to an open mind. Specifically, we need to stop using industry language that is derogatory when referring to the cannabis world. The term “marijuana” is a slang term made up by a prejudiced and racist group and should be eliminated from our vocabulary. https://www.leafly.com/news/cannabis-101/where-did-the-word-marijuana-come-from-anyway-01fb
Second, please call it “adult-use” instead of “recreational” when referring to 21+ product. “Recreational” has several negative implications but more dangerously it is appealing to children as “recreation,” while “Adult-use” says NOT FOR CHILDREN. We understand that government agencies and political parties across the nation are using these terms even in their names of governing bodies (IE Marijuana Enforcement Division in Colorado), it may take some time to change those official titles but we as advocates can change RIGHT NOW how we speak. Language is a very powerful medium to illicit feelings and responses in the public, as any marketing team will tell you. Our job is to advocate professionally for our industry and at the same time do everything we can to promote safe consumption and divert all adult use products out of the hands of children.
Here at Smokey’s we make a big deal about following the rules and staying in compliance within this industry. One of the biggest problems we have is litter bugs. Almost daily we find trash thrown and scattered across the parking lot. Speaking of trash, some of the items found are receipts and bags from customer purchases. Not only does it make our store look bad when a customer walks by three pieces of trash before even entering the building; but it puts us at a huge risk for compliance.
Once a purchase is made we make sure things are in order so you are compliant when leaving the building. After that it is up to you to be compliant. When a bag leaves this building it is required to be stapled shut. That staple plays the same role as a seal on a bottle of liquor. Once the staple has been removed or tampered with, or the bag has been opened in any way you the customer run the chance of getting an open container ticket. Your purchase should always remain sealed until you get to your final destination. Help us help you stay compliant.
Every day we make sure to walk the parking lot and check for receipts. Once we find a receipt we look it up in the system and see if we can find who left it behind. At that point a note will be put on each customer's account having left trash behind. The next time we see said customer we let them know that we found their purchase and just let them know the laws. There is also a little handout that we give out to reiterate the laws. Usually that does the trick, but if it becomes a persistent issue with the same person unfortunately our only option is to let that customer know they will not be welcome back to shop at Smokey’s. We all love our jobs and I am sure you all love this industry, so let's work together to keep this industry flourishing!
On another note, wouldn’t the world look way better if it wasn’t scattered with trash and rubbish all over? The laws and compliance are always going to be a bigger deal to us than anything, but we can all chip in to keep Smokey’s looking nice and clean. We love being here to serve all of you and we would love your help in keeping us compliant as well as looking nice!
Thanks from all your friends at Smokey’s 420 House
Concerns about the impact on the environment coming from the marijuana industry are popping up in articles all over the internet. Some articles question whether the industry will ever be environmentally friendly, while others praise the job that has been done so far; a mixed reaction to primarily the cultivation centers that remain resource intensive without any initiatives in place. One of the biggest sustainability issues stems from the fact that Cannabis is a thirsty plant, so water conservation is a must. Growers are listening to these environmental concerns and some are even hosting and teaching innovative sustainable practice workshops. While many people are on the fence with the sustainable grows, not much is said about the other areas of the industry just yet.
So, we raise the question of sustainable practices in the realm of packaging, retail, and the cannabis consumer market. Sustainable grows are an important point to start but Smokey’s invites you to extend this notion to the packaging and consumption end of the cycle. We challenge to steer this industry towards having a positive impact on our environmental footprint, instead of leaving us in worse shape than during the times of prohibition. How does the cannabis industry support sustainability beyond the grow, and how can we, as consumers, help?
The use of a guesstimated million+ tubes and drams each year (those colorful plastic containers that hold your flower, pre-rolls, and edibles) are 100% reusable and/or recyclable. Why throw them away? If you are like me you have a few of those reward cards/keychains and accounts with local businesses that give you points for dollars spent, including some dispensaries such as our beloved Smokey’s 420 House. To support sustainability, Smokey’s extends those rewards to the consumer by giving customers points for returned tubes and drams; one of the many reasons I am thrilled to work here. Sometimes you might even get an extra point boost, as we occasionally sneak in a double points recycling day (check the monthly calendar for possible dates) to show our appreciation for the consumer efforts to help the industry’s environmental footprint.
So what happens to these tubes and drams that are returned for recycling? Well, customers bring them back into either Smokey’s location (Garden City or Ft. Collins) to be collected. You can bring in containers from ANY dispensary, though we only give you points for our containers! From there, they are picked up by to be sterilized. The sterilization process exceeds the regulations set by the FDA. (Meaning that the containers/drams can then legally and safely can be reused. At which point, Smokey’s brings them back into the cycle to go back into the consumer's hands packaged with a bit of cannabis yet another time. With the scale Coloradans are consuming cannabis, you can see how this can quickly add up. To that I say fabulous!
Why is this important? Efforts are focused on the grows/cultivation centers right now. With a little education, that may also change the retail and consumer end of the industry soon. What better way to prove that this industry is not only concerned with sustainability in the grow, by supporting full reuse and recycling of marijuana packaging and extending those habits to the retail and consumer side of this exploding industry.
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