Photo Recap Of The 47th Annual Northwest Folklife Festival

The allure of spending the Memorial Day weekend in the city brought me to the 47th annual Northwest Folklife Festival. Free admission, fantastic food, and energy made my an unexpected revelrous time. Festivals double as a new plug to satisfy my musical needs. I fiend for new sounds even when some of my favorite rappers like Raz Simone and Grynch drop long-awaited projects.

I was joined by Joey ‘J-Ping’ Brabo and Taylor Hart, friends of GreenRush and members of Respect My Region. It’s not a day with the RMR crew without rolling something up and taking some dabs. After J-Ping and myself took some rosin dabs and dabs of GreenRush Mt. Rainier sugar wax,  we picked up Taylor from the Pot Stop in Fremont and headed towards Seattle Center.

Friday is the first day of the festival and is the most low-key. Many vendor spots are still open and the grounds are noticeably empty, but the stages and performers were still lively for the entire time we roamed through the art booths, clothes vendors, and food tents. Friday was basically spent eating our way through the festival grounds. The first stop was a Vietnamese stand offering Banh mi’s, chicken skewers, and a few other Vietnamese dishes.

A Bahn Mi is a sandwich, it’s common Vietnamese street food. It’s usually chicken or pork with cucumber, cilantro, carrots, broccoli sprouts, mayo, and served on a baguette. The bread was warm and crunchy. The chicken was tender, while the veggies added a fresh crunch to each bite. A great first meal for the weekend.

Eating And Jamming My Way Through The Northwest Folklife Festival

While we walked around and enjoyed our Vietnamese food, one of the acts that caught my ear was Inner-City Medicine Show, a three-piece blues and jazz band. I’m a sucker for anything with a stand-up bass guitar.

My First Time At The Northwest Folklife Festival

After Inner-City Medicine Show played a couple songs, J-Ping introduced me to beignets. A beignet is a French pastry made from deep-fried choux pastry dough, that was made famous in New Orleans cafes.  They’re light and fluffy, covered in powdered sugar, chocolate sauce, and a fruit jelly.

Eating And Jamming My Way Through The Northwest Folklife FestivalThis donut-crepe hybrid that was once unknown to me, is now one of my favorite pastries. The dough is airy and the powdered sugar is sweet and fluffy, the whole thing is like a delicious pillow. While the beignets settled, we meandered through the artists’ booths and munched on artisanal chocolates. Orange creme, salted caramel, espresso and cheesecake chocolates were all so rich, only one got completely finished. But the unique flavor experiences made them worth the money.

Eating And Jamming My Way Through The Northwest Folklife Festival

One of my favorite northwest artists, Justin Hillgrove was there. other artists that I had work I enjoyed were Chris Paulsen’s pottery and Jesse Link’s paintings. Many of Link’s paintings are aquarium themed, my favorite was creepy red octopus tied up with a noose.

Eating And Jamming My Way Through The Northwest Folklife Festival

Aramis O. Hamer is the painter who painted the Rihanna painting below. The red and yellow colors spoke to me and I liked the old-school pin-up girl art style. Hamer confirmed this by stating the painting was inspired by Marilyn Monroe.

Eating And Jamming My Way Through The Northwest Folklife Festival

Hamer talked about working with pot shops on various projects in the past, as well as expressing interest in live painting sessions, like when Perry Porter painted a mural during our Respect My Region’s 7 Year Anniversary. 

Eating And Jamming My Way Through The Northwest Folklife Festival

It wasn’t long before we continued to stuff food down our faces. I grabbed shrimp and mango taco while Taylor and J-Ping waited in another line.  It was one of the better seafood tacos I’ve had in my life. Delicious and juicy shrimp, fresh cilantro, red peppers, onions, and a chili mango vinaigrette. The corn tortilla was cooked perfectly and set the whole dish off.

Eating And Jamming My Way Through The Northwest Folklife FestivalWhile I was eating my taco and taking pictures for this article, I caught the attention of one of the cooks in the neighboring noodle tent. A man who identified himself as ‘Moe Noodles,’ asked what I was taking pictures for. When I told him about RMR, he asked if he could be in the article, and I happily obliged. He was all smiles and started flexing his noodle cooking prowess for the camera. People like him have infectious energy and make my job much easier and less awkward.
Eating And Jamming My Way Through The Northwest Folklife Festival

After visiting with Moe, J-Ping and Taylor greeted me with delicious treats dipped and drizzled in chocolate. T had strawberries dipped in white and milk chocolate, and J-Ping had a piece of cheesecake dipped in chocolate and topped with raspberries and white chocolate drizzle. I can’t speak for the cheesecake, but the strawberry dipped in white chocolate was one of the better things I tasted all weekend. The strawberry itself was so ripe and juicy it made me do a double take.

 

Eating And Jamming My Way Through The Northwest Folklife Festival

I went to the festival early by myself on Saturday. At the Mercer Street entrance, I was greeted by a group of dancers in lederhosen and a bandleader with an accordion. It was just nice listening to music I had no emotional connection to at all. I just stayed and went where my ears took me. My first day was lead by my stomach, but today was lead in my ears. Several times throughout the festival, the music made me felt like I was on the set of a Pirates of the Caribbean film.

Eating And Jamming My Way Through The Northwest Folklife Festival

It’s not a festival in my book without some pork sliders. Tender pork, tangy barbeque sauce, slaw and a plain Hawaiian roll make for something that’s so simple you can make it at home but is delicious anywhere and always.

Eating And Jamming My Way Through The Northwest Folklife Festival

All of the best performances were along the sidewalks and vendor booths. This is one of the best parts about Folklife, you don’t even have to use a schedule to have a great time. You can just let your senses guide you and you’re bound to have a great time.

Eating And Jamming My Way Through The Northwest Folklife Festival

Everywhere you went there were happy families and people dancing. There was one drum circle outside of the armory that brought together a crowd of fifty or so people, some breaking into dance as the rest would circle around them and cheer them on like a scene from Stomp The Yard.

Eating And Jamming My Way Through The Northwest Folklife Festival

This best act on a stage I saw in the two days was Tres Leches, a Mexican punk jam band. Two guitarists and a drummer would riff to an ecstatic crowd. They didn’t have a lot of energy on stage, but their music was rockin’. The Northwest Folklife Festival is free to attend, they just ask for a $10-$20 donation. Cheap admission lets me spend more money on food and tipping the artists that caught my attention. Eating And Jamming My Way Through The Northwest Folklife Festival

Good Morning Bedlam was my favorite act I saw all weekend, and I caught them on my way out of the festival.  A midwestern folk band that had a lot of soul and emotion accompanying their sound.

Eating And Jamming My Way Through The Northwest Folklife Festival

Good Morning Bedlam was throwing down some heartfelt folk tunes and I was bummed they were getting drowned out by the stage behind them, so I decided to buy their album, and it was a pleasant thing to listen to on the drive home, it was not mad about the $10 I threw in their guitar case. I decided to grab a glazed lemon biscuit for the walk back to my car. It was fluffy and warm, while the glaze was sweet, light with a real lemon flavor.

All in all, I had a great time at the Northwest Folklife Festival. If I’m around Seattle for Memorial Weekend next year, you can bet I’ll be back. Next time, I’ll research and plan out my trip in advance to take advantage of the cultural theme instead of just winging it.

Northwest Folklife Festival Gallery

GreenRush Cannabis is a WA i502 producer-processor located in the scenic Snohomish Valley. We produce a clean, sophisticated crop that has become a preferred brand for a number of top shops in Washington state known for our consistent terpene flavor, high quality, and deep impact.

10 Seattle Restaurants You Should Try

Even though we’re located up in Snohomish and Everett, we know how important and beautiful Seattle and the downtown area really is. Seattle is well-known for Pikes Place Market and the Space Needle. Outside of the touristy places, visitors and people who don’t live in the city really don’t know of many places to go and eat at in the city.

There are many different neighborhoods throughout Seattle and we’ve decided to share ten of our favorite spots around the city. Figuring out all of the good spots to go and eat at is important if you’re smoking GreenRush and adventuring throughout Seattle. Whether you’re looking for a quick snack or even a nice sit-down meal, here’s a list of top Seattle restaurants to visit.

Seattle Restaurants 2018

Fremont

Paseo
Brouwer’s Café
The Backdoor

Seattle is home to many different foods. We’ve been eating at Paseo for a few years and can say that it is arguably one of the best places to go for Caribbean styled foods. Paseo calls Fremont home and serves up mammoth-sized dishes of zesty goodness. They are well-known for perfectly cooked Paseo Prawns, delicious sandwiches, and last but not least, the West Caribbean Bowl.

Another Fremont favorite is Brouwer’s Café and their 64 craft beers on tap. The Backdoor is another place you’ve got to hit up to get your night going. Their restaurant has a 1920’s speakeasy vibe and bartenders that love shaking up fancy cocktails.

Greenwood

Tiko Riko
Gyro Time
Alibi Room

Greenwood is located in North Seattle near Ballard and Northgate but closer to Ballard and Fremont. We love Tiko Riko because they’ve got some of the best pupusas ever created. Their enchiladas are also A+. For gyros, Gyro Time is arguably the best place to visit. Don’t argue, just visit and prove us wrong!

10 Seattle Restaurants You Should Try

Ok so we know that Seattle isn’t really known for pizza. No foodie list is complete without a pizza joint though. If pizza isn’t your thing, try the BBQ Kahlua Pork Alibi Pie. This is one of the best meals in all of the town.

Belltown

Rocco’s

Some Random Bar
List
Serious Pie

This isn’t just any old bar. Some Random Bar offers unique bar foods and they’re very very good. Offering an amusing cocktail menu and also “no crap on tap”, the vibe and culture in this establishment is what makes this one of our favorite spots.

List is another one of the city’s best spots when it comes to a nice vibe and upscale cocktails. For pizzas and “pies” Rocco’s and Serious Pie are also most definitely worth a visit. Their pies are not a joking matter!

10 Seattle Restaurants You Should Try

 

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Adults 21 and over can purchase up to one ounce of usable cannabis flower, 16 ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, 72 ounces of cannabis drinkables, and 7 grams of cannabis concentrates.

If you’re a registered medical cannabis patient, the limits are three ounces of usable cannabis flower, forty-eight ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, two hundred sixteen ounces of cannabis drinkables, and twenty-one grams of cannabis concentrates, per the Washington State Department of Health.

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World’s Largest Bong Was Created In Seattle For Cannabis Museum

Jerome Baker Designs (JBD,) Weekend Unlimited, and a team of skilled glassblowers built Bongzilla, the world’s largest bong in Seattle during the 2018 420 holiday. This bong was commissioned to be the largest glass smoking piece ever at 24 feet tall and all of the pieces will be shipped and assembled in the Cannabition museum in Las Vegas. Bongzilla was created in The Martin Blank Studio is in Seattle under the shadow of the Space Needle. Jerome Baker Designs and a cavalcade of media outlets took over the studio for 4/20 weekend, the back of the studio was opened up and we took over the back alley for a 420 celebration full of hot metal, glass, artistic vision and fantastic cannabis flower and concentrates.

Jerome Baker is one of the most famous names in glass culture. Jason Harris started blowing glass under the pseudonym Jerome Baker to pay homage to Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead, and to keep his glassblowing business out of the snoopy eyes of the law. Harris has been spearheading functional glass art and glass culture for 28 years, showing that the glass medium isn’t something that should be in the shadows, but in the museums with more traditional artistic mediums like canvas or pottery.

The studio itself was controlled chaos, a scene of glowing furnaces, flaming torches and steaming buckets of hot instruments clashing with cool water. Glass blowers holding steel rods with molten glass beads on the end are running back and forth between hot wells of fire. The main piece was surrounded by several artists, being spun, molded, and shaped with tools that look like scorched paddles.

The operation hums with precision, like the Patriots offense during a two-minute drill. Each person has one job, even if it’s as simple as opening and closing the furnace door. Limiting each person’s responsibility limits mistakes in a high-stress environment with no room for error. Bongzilla will be 24 feet tall. It has to be created one piece at a time. The pieces are stored and will be transported to Las Vegas, where it will be assembled under the guidance of an expert glass engineer.

Harris acts as the Bill Belichick of the operation, standing on the sidelines and directing when he needs too, making sure everyone is in their place. He’s also a gracious host, answering questions from the numerous media organizations in attendance and describing to attendees what they were seeing in front of them. Charlie Lowrie is on the front lines, quarterbacking the artists and directing traffic. He also does a lot of the shaping and molding of the piece, much like Tom Brady shapes the Patriot’s offense while it moves down the field.

“It’s all about the dance,” Harris says.

Lowrie has been in the glass industry for over 20 years and works with JBD on special private commissions, like the 1998 Amsterdam Cannabis Cup. Lowrie loves projects that challenge his skills and force him to problem solve. He’ll take a project not even knowing if he can complete it. He relies on his experience and the ancestral knowledge of the glass-blowers that came before him. Lowrie has great reverence for the culture and practices of glass-blowing. Through studying its history and practicing the art himself, he believes that glass art provides windows into the soul. He uses that knowledge to problem solve on every project he attempts.

Outside of the studio was more low-key. Josh from Earthgreen, a cannabis brand from Humboldt County and Chris Davison, the C.O.O. of JBD were serving up bong bowls, dabs, joints, and Earthgreen’s solventless rosin. There were only about five of us in the circle getting nice and medicated while everyone else was enamored by the screaming torches and molten glass inside the studio.

Josh packed a bong bowl full of flower grown in the Humboldt County sun and Skittlez rosin and handed it to me. A fruity flavor and overwhelmed my mouth when I exhaled, followed by a strong body buzz. Shortly after that smoke circle dispersed, cannabis chef Jeremy Cooper showed up with his associate Anthony Nitowski, who calls himself “The Dab Doctor,” was carrying 0ld school doctor bags, filled with all the tools needed to serve dabs to everyone.

Cooper brought artisan CBD chocolates that were infused with strain-specific terpenes, like Grandaddy Purple. Each one had a flavor I’ve never tasted before, some were closer to flower than candy. Not something I would eat on a regular basis, but something I’m glad I experienced. When I was done trying the chocolates, there were two dab rigs attached to electric nails and slabs of shatter in pizza boxes. Once the nails heated to the correct temperature, around 650 degrees, we were allowed to help ourselves to slabs of dabs.

The citrusy shatter and fancy chocolates were a fantastic end to a special event. Although there was only a modest turnout all weekend long, everyone there realized we were part of something that had never been attempted before. Everyone attending watched Bongzilla’s scaffolding be forged and pulled from the fire one piece at a time, and it was humbling to witness first hand. 

GreenRush Cannabis is a WA i502 producer-processor located in the scenic Snohomish Valley. We produce a clean, sophisticated crop that has become a preferred brand for a number of top shops in Washington state known for our consistent terpene flavor, high quality, and deep impact.

The Cookies Family Showed Out For Berner At Showbox Market

Berner made a normal Tuesday night feel like 420 Friday night at the Showbox Market. The Big Pescado rolled into Seattle with all of his homies, The Exotikz and the Cookies for an early 420 celebration. Pulling up to the Showbox Market, a line of kids in Cookies merchandise wrapped around the corner. By the time we rolled up and smoked a blunt of Nigerian and White Tahoe Cookies to channel the spirit of The Big Pescado, the line had dispersed and we walked right through security and into the venue.

As soon as I grabbed a gin and tonic from the bar, the host Winston came on to introduce BadYoshi, a duo from Tacoma. Yodi Mac and Scribemecca only had five songs to get the crowd warmed up. They performed hits “Bag It Up,” “40,025” and several songs from their debut self-titled EP. Their stage presence was high energy and the set was dope, but it was easy to see this crowd was here for Berner and Berner alone. Their energy never bled into the crowd like at previous BadYoshi performances I’ve witnessed.

Anonymous The Dude and The Cookies Boys from Berner’s entourage performed as people slowly filled in. Some of their performances were low energy and the security was cracking down hard on anybody smoking. Berner thanked the Showbox Market for letting the audience smoke with the artists; which only happened for a small portion of the night from my vantage point. They were confiscating weed, putting it out, and escorting people towards the exit. This contributed to a scattered and weird feeling in the crowd, but everything turned around as soon as Berner’s entourage introduced him and brought him on stage.

The dance floor filled out quickly and smoke plumes sprouted up like California wildfires after a drought. The combination of a packed out dance floor with the sheer volume of people smoking, made it almost impossible for security to hamper stoner efforts like previously in the evening. I even got in on the action midway through the show.  I switched spots in the crowd after some amped up meat-head was trying way too hard to get us to “his level.”  After I moved to the left side of the stage, I was handed half of a joint, which I finished quickly to avoid the security flashlight beam meandering my way through the fog of stoned.

Berner played all the hits from The Big Pescado like “Greed,” “Noid,” and “Wait For It.” He rocked plenty of fan favorites from previous projects like “20 Joints,” “Wax Room,” “Xanax and Patron,” and many others. In between songs Bern would toss bags of Exotikz Lemonade into the crowd. Berner is effortless on stage, he doesn’t have to move much because his flow and music really speak for themselves. The sound was on point all night and Berner’s flow was effortless. As everyone in the room smoked more cannabis, the crowd became more united around Berner’s smooth, enigmatic presence.

Seattle was a movie 🎥 #thebigpescadotour ! 4/20 next !

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By the end of the night, there wasn’t a hint of weirdness in the room and the energy had completely turned around. Berner performed to a packed and gracious house. He thanked the fans at the end of the show for supporting him through a fully independent music career.

*Feature Image PC: Dan Folger*

GreenRush Cannabis is a WA i502 producer-processor located in the scenic Snohomish Valley. We produce a clean, sophisticated crop that has become a preferred brand for a number of top shops in Washington state known for our consistent terpene flavor, high quality, and deep impact.

 

Dab This Eat That: Benjarong Thai Restaurant In Monroe, WA

The Pacific Northwest is home to many different cultures and cuisines. Most recently and thanks to social media, Seattle and Washington has become known for “teryaki.” This sweet and tangy chicken, rice, and salad dish has become a staple in just about every city.

This type of food, albeit entirely different from many others served at notable restaurants, has overshadowed other cuisines that bring an elevated experience to the region. One example is Benjarong Thai in Monroe, a city located a little more than an hour away from downtown Seattle.

When you ask people what the best food is around Marysville, Monroe, Mount Vernon, and even Everett, Benjarong Thai is frequently mentioned. Known for having a wonderful menu, this Thai restaurant offers lunch combinations, noodle dishes, entrees, curries, rice dishes, and a full dinner menu with appetizers.

 

 

Enjoy Benjarong Thai With These GreenRush Concentrates

  • Blue Cheese
  • Train Wreck
  • God Bud
  • Green Ribbon
  • Blue Dream
  • Ten Pound Baby
If you’re a registered medical cannabis patient, the limits are:

Three ounces of usable cannabis flower, forty-eight ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, two hundred sixteen ounces of cannabis drinkables, and twenty-one grams of cannabis concentrates, per the Washington State Department of Health.

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Dab This Eat That: Delfino’s Pizza Serves Up Fire!

Serving up fire Chicago-style pizza is no easy task. Since 1993, one of Seattle’s best pizza providers has been Delfino’s Pizza. Using the same recipes that are over 75 years old, they’re still making pizzas with the same passion and dedication. They even use the same oven they shipped from Chicago 20 years ago!

Known for having a fire menu, Delfino’s Pizza also offers full catering for parties up to 500 people. Check out their photos and you’ll see just how great their pizza really looks.

Dab This Eat That: Delfino's Pizza Serves Up Fire!

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Enjoy Delfino’s Pizza With These GreenRush Products

  • Blue Cheese
  • Train Wreck
  • God Bud
  • Green Ribbon
  • Blue Dream
  • Ten Pound Baby
If you’re a registered medical cannabis patient, the limits are:

Three ounces of usable cannabis flower, forty-eight ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, two hundred sixteen ounces of cannabis drinkables, and twenty-one grams of cannabis concentrates, per the Washington State Department of Health.

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GreenRush Strains For Baseball Season

Does anyone else love baseball? Opening day recently passed which means we’re excited to start hitting Safeco Field. There is a great chance you’ll see us in Ubering down to the city our M’s jersey and doing dabs outside of the stadium. We’ve got some exciting new products hitting the market and can’t wait to start using them during our travels.

Here are some quick strains that GreenRush will be pre-gaming with during the 2018 baseball season. At the time of writing this article, we have seven different concentrates including Pink Lemonade, Royal Locktite, Professor Chaos, Orange McFly, Orange Diesel, Purple Cat Piss, and Golden Panda.

Orange Diesel

Known as a for having sativa-dominant ‘hybrid’ effects, Orange Diesel is a unique blend of Sour Diesel and Agent Orange. The flavor profile is a sweet citrus paired with a diesel gas aftertaste. Energy, focus, and quick onset may be helpful for fatigue, stress, and ADD/ADHD.

Golden Panda

Golden Panda is a wonderful cross between Pineapple OG and Gold Nugget. Pineapple OG is a cross between the more well-known Pineapple Express and some random OG Kush phenotype, Leafly reports. Known as a 70 percent sativa leaning hybrid, GreenRush’s Golden Panda packs a peppery pineapple taste with a quick cerebral buzz.

GreenRush Strains For Baseball Season - Golden Panda

 Adults 21 and over can purchase up to one ounce of usable cannabis flower, 16 ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, 72 ounces of cannabis drinkables, and 7 grams of cannabis concentrates.
If you’re a registered medical cannabis patient, the limits are:

Three ounces of usable cannabis flower, forty-eight ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, two hundred sixteen ounces of cannabis drinkables, and twenty-one grams of cannabis concentrates, per the Washington State Department of Health.

Ganesh Vapes and GreenRush Concentrates Make Great Travel Buddies

I discovered Ganesh Vapes during my short time as a budtender. I sold a few of the Silver Lamp Kits and their sleek design, packaging, and logo always caught my attention. The Hindu god Ganesha is worshipped as the remover of obstacles, a god of arts and sciences and the representative of intellect and wisdom, a fitting mascot for a cannabis vaporizer technology company.

Since I was a child, you’d always catch me with a Gameboy or Walkman close by. I spent a lot of time in a truck with my grandpa and those long hours got me hooked on portable gadgets. As I grew older, walkmans and Gameboys turned to iPods and the Nintendo DS. As iPods turned to smartphones and cannabis became part of my life, portable vaporizers were something I quickly became interested in.

I’ve been experimenting with vape pens for around three years. I love gadgets, so I’m quick to jump on bandwagons that involve handheld devices. The first two devices I owned didn’t live up to the hype. The batteries were subpar, the atomizers burnt out fast and weren’t easy to replace.

When thinking about trying a new vape pen, Ganesh Vapes brand has always come to mind since my time as a budtender.

Silver Lamp Kit Unboxing

The Silver Lamp’s packaging is a black rectangle box with copper-orange trim on the logo and font. Pulling off the lid revealed a shiny gold vape pen battery and concentrate chamber. Beneath the battery is a slick white and blue carrying case with numerous accessories inside: an extra coil, dab tool, slick-em jar, and a vape cartridge adapter. The Silver Lamp G-go battery is 650 mah and has a lifetime warranty. The battery has 510 threading count and most vape cartridges screw into the battery.

 Silver Lamp Function

The vape pen has normal functionality. Five quick clicks turn it on and off. If you’re using a vape cartridge, screw on the adapter and your 510 thread cartridge will screw right on. If you’re loading your own concentrates, screw on the Ganesh chamber and slide off the cap. Use your dab tool and place a small glob directly on the coil and replace the cap. Don’t fill up the entire chamber as this will cause a mess and burn your coil out quicker.

Hold the button while inhaling to hit it. There’s an LED light to indicate when the battery is heating up. It lights up when it’s charging and the light turns off when it’s done charging. The instruction manual issues a warning, don’t leave the device plugged in after it’s done charging. This will keep your battery healthy.

The Silver Lamp kit has a cool feature that I’ve never seen on any other device, it’s called “session mode.” While the device is on, click the button twice rapidly and the battery will stay activated for 15 seconds, keeping the battery warm and giving everyone in the circle a solid hit. Pressing the button once again in session mode will turn the battery off. As long as the battery is on, a vibrant green Ganesh logo lights up.

Travel Use

Traveling with the Silver Lamp Kit in my bag has saved the day more than once in the two weeks that I’ve owned it. Sitting at my local Starbucks for hours on end, editing blogs and writing my own content can wear on my mental fortitude. Grabbing my Silver Lamp and stepping outside for a few minutes increased production in the waning hours of the day’s motivation.

This device really saved my life when I was stuck on Snoqualmie Pass for several hours due to driver errors and poor weather conditions. In other words, people drive like assholes through sunshine and blizzards. Traffic stopped and people were meandering through the traffic visiting with each other, others started walking towards the front of the traffic jam to investigate. I decided to pull out my Silver Lamp, some GreenRush Tsi Fly sugar resin, my notebook, and went to work. One hour quickly turned to three and people will hurrying back to their vehicles, and traffic slowly came back to life. I filled several notebook pages with story ideas and planners.

This is where I felt I got my Silver Lamp Kit money’s worth. After being stuck on the pass, I decided this thing is a travel necessity, you never know what’s going to happen or when you’re going to be stuck somewhere for a few hours with nothing to do, but occupy yourself with some pen and paper.

At Home Use

Let’s just get this out of the way. No vape pen will ever replace a dab rig or electronic nail as your complete home concentrate smoking experience. No pen will give you the brain ringing dabs that a perfectly timed quartz banger or an electronic nail at the perfect temperature does.

That being said, I did find a few solid uses for this device at home, namely while I was playing video games. I enjoyed just loading my chamber and taking rips in between Destiny 2 crucible matches. This also prevented bong bubbles and hissing of a butane torch from annoying the people in my party chat. Even when the chamber ran out, it was still faster to throw a dab into the chamber than it would to take a dab or smoke a bowl.

Ganesh Vapes Silver Lamp Kit makes a great gaming and binging companion while you’re glued to your couch. Other than that, I’d stick to your dab rig while you’re home.

Final Thoughts and Concentrate Recommendations

Long story short, I’m a fan of this device. I love the way it looks. From the Gotti gold casing that makes me feel like a proper James Bond villain, to the carrying case, and its accessories. The Silver Lamp delivers quality hits, especially with a full chamber full of dabs or a full vape cartridge. I got 3-5 hours of constant use from a full charge. If you’re looking for a vape pen, there are much worse options than Ganesh Vapes Silver Lamp Kit. You can pick one up with a lifetime warranty for $69.99 on their website. The Silver Lamp kit should be a must-have for any traveling terpene connoisseur.

I think these types of concentrates are best to avoid a sticky mess on your dab tool while loading your chamber. This way you don’t get your entire travel kit sticky. As a rule of thumb avoid terp sauces or greasy sugar resins. You want things that are closer to crumble or shatter. Anything you can grab directly with your fingers will be the best.

THCA Crystals (Wizard Stones)

Tsi Fly Sugar Resin

Mt. Rainier Crystal

10 Pound Baby Shatter

Pineapple Kush Shatter

GreenRush Cannabis is a WA i502 producer-processor located in the scenic Snohomish Valley. We produce a clean, sophisticated crop that has become a preferred brand for a number of top shops in Washington state known for our consistent terpene flavor, high quality, and deep impact.

 

Learn More About Dan The Dab Man And Dabb’N Dan’s I-502 Solutions

Dan Sloy started Dabb’n Dan’s i502 Solutions about six months after recreational sales began in 2014. His official title is an I-502 broker and consultant. Sloy facilitates relationships between producers, processors, and retailers. He helps connect buyers and sellers, acting as the broker and delivery driver. Before large quantities are purchased, Sloy brings samples to the buyers, which are tested in a lab for pesticides and other contaminants. Then they’re tested personally, if everyone is happy with the final product and prices, the deal is made. The seller pays Sloy’s commission. All of “The Dab Man’s” services are free for buyers.

The benefit of Sloy’s service is the time he saves producers, processors, and retailers. While Sloy handles all of the logistics for getting product from Processor A to Retailer B or Producer A to Processor B, etc. This leaves them more time to run the shops, grow the weed, blast the oil, etc.  Sloy’s job is to deliver the paint to the artists, so the artists are free to create masterpieces. On top of business negotiations, handling logistics for meetings, pick-ups, drop-offs, and deliveries, Sloy has to manage all of the different personalities he comes across.

The Cannabis industry, in particular, is full of varied personalities, some don’t mix well with each other. Sloy believes all three sides of the negotiation have to be cohesive for a successful partnership. Matching the right buyer with the right seller has as much to do with being friendly and respectful, as it does with product supply and demand. The Personality management is the most difficult part of the job, Sloy says. At the end of the day, anyone worth working with is in it for the same reason as him, for the love of cannabis. It keeps life in perspective when he gets frustrated and annoyed on the job, when he realizes his work day consists of making some phone calls, sitting in traffic, picking up some distillate, and getting high with a potential new client.

Sloy’s business has been built by word of mouth. He believes he has a good reputation because of his veteran status in the industry, as well as his honest business ethics. Sloy says he takes care of his people, and they take care of him.

“It’s a really small industry, so you can’t be a snake for too long,” Sloy says.

Dan The Dab Man

The first time Sloy harvested a dank crop of cannabis, he knew the plant was going to be a part of his life forever. Sloy had a great paying job managing a Discount Tire directly out of high school and was able to buy a house. He set up a home grow in a sunlight rambler, which is like a well-lit basement or a split-level house. Using a simple hydroponic set up with plastic tubs and PVC pipe, he produced over five-pounds.

Finding success that quickly launched Sloy into the cannabis world. He had his first opportunity to work in the industry full-time in Washington’s pre-I-502 medical industry. He started delivering and managing a medical dispensary until state voters passed I-502, at which point Sloy’s plan involved owning part of a retail shop with Have a Heart’s Ryan Kunkle. After the potential license fell through, Sloy had to go back to the drawing board.

One day, Sloy got a call from a friend looking to buy distillate for wholesale. Sloy made a few phone calls and connected him with another producer/processor who had the distillate. He was awarded 10 percent of the deal, which was a fair chunk of change. Sloy realized he’d been in the cannabis industry long enough to make more deals like that.

“The Dab Man” had arrived.

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GreenRush Cannabis is a WA i502 producer-processor located in the scenic Snohomish Valley. We produce a clean, sophisticated crop that has become a preferred brand for a number of top shops in Washington state known for our consistent terpene flavor, high quality, and deep impact.

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GreenRush Cannabis is a WA i502 producer-processor located in the scenic Snohomish Valley. We produce a clean, sophisticated crop that has become a preferred brand for a number of top shops in Washington state known for our consistent terpene flavor, high quality, and deep impact.