Concentrate Type: Solventless Water Hash
Grade: A+ (10/10)
I don’t know about you, but for me hash was the next level stuff when I was first experimenting with cannabis. I remember doing knife hits of hash with my friends and smashing pucks to drop on my bowl. A bit of hash on a bowl always gives you an extra punch while extending the burn of the bowl. It doesn’t hurt that it makes for a full bodied hash heavy smoke that satisfies even the heaviest of tokers.
This SilverPeak Full-Melt Solventless Hash has a few amazing things that make it one of the best full-melt options in Colorado.
*This grow is pesticide free
*This full-melt actually melts
*Versatile solventless product: Dab or Flower Launch this:
Session Review: How was it you ask? Well…. I first tried it in a dab rig just as an experiment, as I have never been able to successfully dab bubble hash. I have always used this type of concentrate as more of a bowl topper or add in on for joints or blunts. Upon dropping my full-melt into my domeless nail I got a heavy but super smooth hit. On the exhale, it was pure hashy bio-chem flavor. I have tried SilverPeak’s Bio-Chem bud and this was A+ for sure. This was true to the strain profile as far as high and flavor.
Next I tried this out as a sprinkled bowl topper. It was a bit difficult to manage as I used my same dab tool to pick up the very granular texture of this full-melt, I attempted dropping the hash all over the top of my bowl. I ended up getting a decent amount sprinkled on top and sparked it up. This definitely gave be a bit heavier choke to my bowl, my lungs could feel the extra *POW* to the flower that was already a great smoke.
The Greener High: This gave me a very similar high compared to many other concentrates that are made with solvents like Butane, and Propane. I personally, prefer to enjoy solventless products that still give me this extra heavy high. I feel much better about enjoying a water extracted concentrate than one extracted using gases like Propane or Butane. I also enjoy my wax, shatter, and live resin though but always pick solventless when I find a good product that fits my budget.
My high feels very floaty and relaxed, I had mixed this with a bowl of Durban Poison bud to try to stay awake long enough to share my thoughts here. I also feel very creative. This product is certainly par with the high I feel with many other concentrates. I give this product a 10/10 as far as quality, flavor, high, price, and versatility.
Smokey’s 420 House is proud to be a sponsor at the 420 For Good fundraiser event June 11th, 2017! The Smokey’s family is all about elevating the community through our quality products and services. We would love for you to come out and join us on the 11th for a night of live music from local artists, glassblowing demonstrations, and prize raffling! The proceeds from this event will go to help Project Self-Sufficiency which has helped over 1,000 families in our local community for the past 30 years. If you are not familiar with Project Self-Sufficiency they aim to help single parents in the Larimer County area achieve stability in multiple areas of their life. This can include securing health insurance, housing, transportation, child care, legal issues, physical and behavioral health challenges, and family safety. The program assists parents in planning steps that will help them in their career and family life. 64% of the participants are earning their STEM Degrees and the goal is to move these single-parents from making $14,500 a year to $56,887 by giving them access to education and career planning. They proudly have helped 96% of these families stabilize or increase their educational outcomes, so we here at Smokey’s 420 house are very excited to be able to help this amazing program. Here is a brief highlight of the many accomplishments Project Self-Sufficiency have been awarded:
-2016 - United Way of Larimer County Volunteer Hero Award - Financial Stability
-Project Self-Sufficiency long-time volunteer of 12 years, Davis Glasgow, wins the Volunteer Hero Award in the Financial Stability category
-2016 - BBB of Northern Colorado and Wyoming Torch Awards for Ethics Nonprofit Winner
-Project Self-Sufficiency received recognition demonstrating exemplary organizational ethics as evaluated by the Six Trust! Principles and the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
-2013 - United Way of Larimer County Collaborator of the Year Award
-Project Self-Sufficiency Executive Director Mary Carraher was honored as the Collaborator of the Year at the 2013 United Way Annual State of the Community celebration. Project Self-Sufficiency Advisor Beth Hicks spoke at the event and shared her story about her path to self-sufficiency.
Make sure you do get your tickets in advance if you are planning on joining us for this BRING YOUR OWN CANNABIS Private Event. Tickets are limited and we do anticipate selling out before event day. There will be some of your favorite Cannabis Industry names joining us as sponsors for this event including Willie's Reserve, O.pen Vape, Keef Cola, Love's Oven, Concentrated Love, Root Of It All, and more! No cannabis will be provided, so be sure to stock up at your local Smokey's 420 House before joining us for this unique fundraising event! We hope to see you out there, however if you cannot attend the event we will have a PayPal link available for donations!
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.
Have you stopped in your local dispensary lately and noticed many of your favorite edibles have changed? Well, there is a reason for that! Starting October 1st all edibles must follow new regulations with the new universal symbol either stamped, marked, or otherwise imprinted onto the product. These regulation changes came about as a result of a few highly publicized news stories concerning unintentional over-consumption of unmarked edibles.
One of the most publicized incidents involved New York Times columnist, Maureen Dowd. Ms. Dowd was enjoying Colorful Colorado while visiting to research her upcoming article on our state’s emerging industry. She opted for a hands-on account to report about the legal cannabis scene. However, she missed out on some rather pertinent information her budtender should have shared with her during this greenhorn cannabis consumer shopping experience. Ms. Dowd expresses in her article, Don’t Harsh Our Mellow, Dude that she is not an experienced consumer and basically had a little too much of a good thing. Which we all know, isn’t a good thing at all. She is rather vague in explaining how much of the bar she chomped down, but is quite descriptive of the intense, paranoid high she experienced from overindulging in the chocolate. This article received a lot of national attention and prompted discussion on edibles and consumer safety.
It was shortly after the New York Times article that some other news stories became prominent in the media. Catalyst discussions emerged after there was a reported increase in children being hospitalized after getting ahold of their parents’ edible stash. The Marijuana Enforcement Division worked to draft up new regulations aimed to address this pressing issue of consumer safety. Fast forwarding through the timely process of drafting and implementing regulation on this constantly evolving industry, October 1 is fast approaching. These updates have been making waves to say the least.
Practically every edible company in the state has been preparing for this regulatory change, many companies spending thousands of dollars to meet the new compliance standards. It has proved to be an easier transition for some companies and products, and not so much for other. Some companies have been forced to eliminate their best selling products because there is no way to meet these new standards. It is unfortunate to see some of our favorite gummies and other edibles disappear, but most of these companies are bringing new and exciting products to the scene!
An employee favorite at Smokey’s has always been the Highly Edible Gummy line by CannaPunch. Budtenders and customers alike were bummed to hear that the Cherry Watermelon Hearts weren’t available anymore. Then went the Gummy Bears, and lastly their Peach Rings and Watermelon Rings. CannaPunch recently launched their Puck Gummy Product Line!
The new line of Puck Gummies will soon have the universal symbol making it a completely compliant edible option. As a consumer, you should be seeing these in the stores very soon! Budtender feedback on this newly shaped edible gummy is that you get a lot more gummy in your dose, which makes it less tempting to overindulge. Our favorite new flavor and product recommendation for this edible is the Golden Strawberry, definitely a unique and delicious flavor!
When it comes to edibles, get educated! Each candy is a maximum of 10mg. Every edible is different, read your packaging, if you’re uncertain on dosing call the dispensary you purchased from to ask! The recommended starter dose is between 5mg-10mg. Don’t forget what we always say at Smokey’s 420 House “Start Slow and Low!” There are so many tasty edibles out there, stop in and talk to one of our budtenders to pick out the right edible for you.
For anyone curious here is the article link from the New York Times
“Don’t Harsh Our Mellow, Dude” by Maureen Dowd