Favorite GR Strains For Halloween

Professor Chaos

This mellow indica hybrid will ease you into the Halloween weekend. This strain is great for a scary movie marathon. The relaxation from this strain will have you settled in for the night, but mentally aware for the ghosts, goblins, and monsters on the screen.

Dr. Who #6

This black and purple flower is a dark grape tasting smoke with hints of tobacco or grape swisher. This is a potent hybrid that will draw you in and have you hyper-aware of your surroundings. This strain is a good one to keep you on your toes as you creep through a haunted house or haunted corn maze.

Dirty Girl

For all the ladies who plan on dressing as a sexy *insert character here.* Dirty Girl is a sativa hybrid that is crossed with Cinderella 99 and a rare Trainwreck phenotype. This strain will hit you in the brain with strong waves of hyper-awareness that verge on paranoia. This strain will keep you wide awake if you’re going out, but might make those jump scare a lot jumpier.

9# Hammer

The 9# Hammer strain will creep on you like a serial killer and hit you over the head.  The pungent grape and fuel notes might give it away, but this strain is going to get you whether you see it coming or not.

Halloween Strain Line-Up

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You Might Be Able To Lose Weight With Skinny Weed

For as long as I can remember, people have been complaining about some of the side effects of cannabis. Anxiety, cotton mouth aka dry mouth, and of course, the dreaded munchies! Although many weed users think they have the upper hand versus beer drinkers and shot takers, the caloric scale definitely tips in the favor of people who drink once stoners start to eat an entire bag of frozen burritos.

The munchies are not just something enthusiasts have to deal with. Chemical compounds within the cannabis plant actually contribute to our desire to eat everything in sight.

This is basically how cannabis munchies work.

If you’re a regular user of cannabis, you might already know the differences between THC and CBD (and if you don’t, click on those links and read up.). THC is well-known for psychoactive effects while CBD is known for basically having little to know cerebral effects. THC activates the CB1 receptors in one’s brain, providing that person with the sensation of being high. THCV, also known as THC’s little brother (A few carbon atoms smaller than THC) effects the CB1 receptor in the opposite way. In simple terms, THCV probably won’t get you high.

Losing weight thanks to THCV:

Early studies suggest that “the behavior of the molecule seems to change depending on the dose”, which basically means if you increase the amount of cannabis intake, it would begin to provide psychoactive effects similar to those found in THC. In studies with mice, THCV has been shown to aid in the decreasing of food consumption and body weight of study participants. Additionally, when the CB1 receptor is blocked, food is craved less, which means that the trick to skinny weed is high amounts of THCV found in CBD strains (Sativa).

According to Respect My Region’s Jake Miller, Ghrelin is a hormone in your body that “drives you to eat and is partially activated through endocannabinoids (a natural part of your brain which loves fatty foods).” He continued by stating that “compounds found in cannabis activate these cell receptors and drive you to eat when stoned. THCV doesn’t play by those rules and is proving to be successful in blocking cravings for snacks.”

Research and intoxicating effects:

THCV is still being studied by independent researchers in southern England. While this type of smoke seems to curb appetite, it also shows a lot of appeal for other medical uses.

  • Shorter buzz: In higher doses, THCV will mimic the effects of THC, but for about half the time. Making it perfect for a quick pick me up that won’t linger.
  • Energetic: Finish your work and get outside.  Have some fun in the sun!
  • Appetite suppressant: Perfect for after the gym, or shopping at the grocery store when you want to avoid raiding the entire snack aisle.
  • No panic attacks: Relax and pass it to the left with no fear of impending social doom.
  • Continued research: New studies indicate it may help with Alzheimer’s related symptoms such as: Tremors, motor control loss, and brain lesions. Similarly, THCV promotes the growth of new bone cells and is being studied to help with osteoporosis. Furthermore, studies indicate that THCV helps regulate blood sugar and reduces insulin resistance for the diabetic.

Where to find THCV:

THCV is found more often in African strains. Ask your next budtender for a true landrace sative strain and try to avoid as many of the hybrid strains as available. Switching to a THCV heavy strain may actually help save money on snacks and could even reduce wasted calories. Let us know if there’s a strain you’re considering trying or looking for and we can definitely help find you what you’re looking for.

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GreenRush Strains For Cinco De Mayo

After smoking pretty heavy on April 20th, we’re already thinking about the next time we can truly have a massive sesh. Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner and we have some FIRE strains that we’re excited to test out.

The Mt. Panda THC-A ‘diamonds’ with terpene sauce that we’ve been releasing has been our go-to for every day dabbing. Just one smaller dab is enough to keep someone satisfied for hours. Our extraction lab and some of our processing is in Everett with ‘DabLifeMike’, our head of extraction.

It’s time to get motivated and start thinking about how you’re celebrating Cinco. Food, drinks, friends, plenty of Mt. Panda dabs, and some Golden Panda and Orange Diesel flower strains should really elevate your day.

GreenRush Strains For Cinco De Mayo

We don’t advise consuming alcohol with cannabis. At the end of the day, thousands and probably millions of people around the world choose to do so. For Cinco, we prepared a list of strains that focuses on providing some kind of energy boost, cerebral, or attention-getting high.

If you’re a dabber, we have all kinds of concentrates including Lemon Skunk, Pink Lemonade, Royal Locktite, Professor Chaos, Orange McFly, Orange Diesel, Purple Cat Piss, and Golden Panda.

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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Cannabis Strains For Spring Cleaning

Located in Everett and Snohomish, WA, our team focuses on growing only the best-handcrafted flower. We take pride in keeping happy customers and we want you to feel amazing after smoking our flower or dabbing our extracts. With Spring rains finally hitting Washington, its time to get motivated and start cleaning in and around the house.

Cleaning sucks, but it doesn’t have to. For many of us, cannabis has been very helpful for a having productive day. The feeling of “chores suck” can be lessened once you’re experiencing euphoria from our Golden Panda or Orange Diesel strains.

Today we’ve got a quick strain list that focuses on cannabis that provides some kind of boost energy, motivational, productive, or cerebral high. 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.

 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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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.

A Real Strain Review Of GreenRush’s Mt. Rainier Sugar Wax

The Mt. Rainier strain is a cross between the famous Northern Lights #5 and White Lotus, a strain you don’t see on store shelves too often. GreenRush turned their Mt. Rainier strain into a beautiful citrine colored sugar wax. These crumbly crystals have a unique aroma. It’s hard to pin down, but there are funky pine notes and a subtle mix of sweet lime and floral notes. The flavor is even more complex, a wide range of sweet, pine, and floral notes, it’s exhaling a sugar-dusted forest into existence.

Mt. Rainier is known to be a strong strain and it shows, even after small dabs. A rushing head high made me focused and unsettled. The weight of the work on my to-do list felt heavy, and this strain forced me to put some work in. If you don’t like strains that induce paranoia, try this one anyways. Use that paranoia as fuel to improve your life, but always start small with concentrates. Maybe start even smaller with the Mt. Rainier strain.

A Real Review Of Mt. Rainier Sugar Wax

 

Cannabinoid Breakdown

  • Total THC: 70.80%
  • Total CBD: 0.00%
  • Total Cannabinoids: 71.69%

A Real Review Of Mt. Rainier Sugar Wax

 

]Overview

  • Hybrid
  • Genetics: Northern Lights #5 crossed with White Lotus
  • Aromatics: A funky pine with unique sweet lime notes.
  • Flavor: Complex and unique mix of sweet pine and floral notes.

 

A Real Review Of Mt. Rainier Sugar Wax

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A Real Review Of Blue Rush OG THCA Crystalline

Don’t let these little crystals scare you. It’s only cannabis despite its appearance. This is what happens when you legalize cannabis, science gets involved. These crystals are pure THCA. Most people don’t know what THC is, it’s the main psychoactive chemical that gets you high. THCA is actually non-psychoactive until it’s decarboxylated. That’s a fancy word for saying burning or vaping. Heat turns the THCA into THC, allowing you to get stoned. Ingesting THCA crystals wouldn’t get you high.

THCA is created in an interesting way. The base extracted material is placed in a climate controlled environment and the crystals grow out of the material like icicles in a blizzard. THCA Crystalline is a pure isolated version of the chemical. It provides a strong high that is almost void of any terpenes. This product is all about its effects.

These crystals present a pleasantly sweet flavor that I wasn’t expecting. The high hits you directly in the dome, like a Halo 2 headshot. The high comes on fast and lasts a while. What I love about these crystals is how well they mix with other concentrates. Find a nice terpy sauce to pair with the THCA crystals for a flavorful and extra potent dabbing experience.

 

A Real Review Of Blue Rush OG THCA Crystalline

 

Cannabinoid Breakdown

  • Total THC: 86.6%
  • Total CBD: 0.00%
  • Total Cannabinoids: 96.77%

A Real Review Of Blue Rush OG THCA Crystalline

 

Overview

  • Hybrid
  • Genetics: Blue Dream crossed with Pineapple OG
  • Aromatics: Gentle floral cannabis aroma. Almost void of terpenes
  • Flavor: Despite lack of terps, there’s a pleasantly sweet flavor.

A Real Review Of Blue Rush OG THCA Crystalline

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What I Learned About Terpenes At CannaCon Seattle 2018

As it stands, terpene information isn’t necessary to sell cannabis to your basic consumer. A combination of hybrid, sativa indica, strain name, THC percentages, brand loyalty, and price are the factors most purchase decisions revolve around.

I was pleasantly pleased with CannaCon that the terpene conversation will continue, grow, and evolve the consumer-terpene relationship. True Terpenes had an information booth and a seminar lead by Ben Cassiday. Cassiday mentioned True Terpenes is currently working open-sourced research to help educate consumers. There were several other seminars discussing terpenes from both scientific and consumer standpoints.

Terpenes are found in the essential oils of all plants. The aromas released by terpenes give fruit and plants their signature smells. Many people who enjoy cannabis have a strong connection to the smell of a specific strain, like Dutch Treat for example. A chemical reaction occurs between your body and terpenes as soon as you smell a strain. This is the reason aromatherapy is an effective method to relieve stress and anxiety or why mentholatum relieves inflammation in your chest and helps you breathe through a chest cold.

Terps is a slang term thrown around in head shops and cannabis retailers all the time in reference to terpenes. Terps or terpy is a term often associated with vibrant aromatics and flavors in cannabis flower and concentrates. While it may sound like generic stoner slang, terpy is somewhat of an accurate term to describe a strain that has a pungent smell because it’s slang for terpenes. Terpene education is quickly gaining momentum in the industry.

The cannabis industry is barely scratching the surface of terpene research and how they interact with cannabinoids. The truth is there hasn’t been enough research done to say with certainty what each terpene does. It’s easy to isolate a terpene, see what it smells like and match those aromas to cannabis strains. Myrcene and limonene release vibrant lime and citrus aromas found in Tangie phenotypes while terpinolene is the hazy pine smell associated with Haze and Dutch phenotypes.  It’s something entirely different to guarantee a specific terpene has designated effects. It’s important to note that a lot of the terpene information is somewhat anecdotal.

Virginia Hoyer touched on this during her talk at CannaCon 2018. Hoyer is a natural product chemist and herbalist. She’s worked at Analytical 360 and Laboratory Manager at PhytaLab, laboratories providing quality assurance testing for compliance with Washington’s recreational cannabis regulations. She says many cannabis blogs promote misinformation about terpenes and just issued caution when sourcing terpene information.

Hoyer brought up slides breaking down the attributes of seven common terpenes that she could find research corroborating their effects: beta-caryophyllene, humulene, limonene, linalool, myrcene, alpha-pinene, and terpinolene. All the while, passing around samples of isolated terpenes. This allowed the audience to smell individual terpenes to get a better sense of what you’re actually smelling when you smell “loud” cannabis. The biggest realization I had during this exercise was when the terpinolene sample came around. I’ve always struggled to explain the distinct aroma that is associated with Dutch Treat and Haze phenotypes. A pungent hazy aroma is the best I could come up with, but it’s actually the terpene called terpinolene that creates that distinct “hazy” aroma found in strains Dutch Treat and  Durban Poison.

Ethan B Russo is a cannabis researcher who published a paper on this very topic in the British Journal of Pharmacology. In the paper, Russo breaks down the commonly found terpenes listed above and talks about the role terpenes play in the entourage effect. Russo’s name came up multiple times during CannaCon seminars I attended, he’s respected in the space and his research on cannabis backs up a lot of the anecdotal evidence about terpenes.

The industry is still catching on and basic cannabis users know even less about terpenes. In general, few cannabis cultivators invest in terpene information on their packaging. Cannabis concentrate producers have made more of an effort to educate consumers about their product’s terpene profiles, but in general, it’s still a limited method of dispersing education. It’s limited because it’s dependent on budtenders going out of their way to teach customers about terpenes and teach them the right thing or curious customers researching terpene effects and cannabinoids on their own volition. 

Solutions for increasing the effectiveness of consumer-based terpene education still need to be thought up, but it’s good to know the industry is pushing the wave towards unlocking the secrets of terpene and cannabinoid knowledge

Terpy GreenRush Products

Sour Georgia Pine

Tsi Fly

Mt. Rainier

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.

GreenRush’s Full Recap Of CannaCon Seattle 2018

CannaCon’s slogan is “where the cannabis industry does business.” I was blown away by the wide variety of businesses on the CannaCon Seattle 2018 convention floor. On top of a packed floor full of booths, there were three days of talks and seminars designed to further educate the industry in business, science, and industry standards. This year’s three keynote speakers were Gov. Jay Inslee, Former President Of Mexico Vicente Fox, and a renown geneticist from Nova Scotia, Canada, Sean Myles.

Governor Jay Inslee opened CannaCon 2018 with a speech met with cheers, whoops, and boisterous applause. Gov. Inslee ended CannaCon 2018 day one with a brief speech on the progress the cannabis industry has made in such a short time. The speech was brief, just over 10 minutes. As everyone was shuffling out of the conference room, people expressed disappointment with the lack of a Q&A, and some wanted his speech to be longer and more informative.

Gov. Jay Inslee addressed Washington entrepreneurism, cannabis traceability and Jeff Session’s failure to recognize our industries success. Gov. Inslee recognized the sacrifices Washington business owners have made during Washington’s I-502 experiment. The market has been around for about four years and there’s been trackable success. The cannabis industry has generated billions of dollars in revenue which now accounts for 2 percent of the state’s budget.

Inslee applauded policies that have kept “youthful consumption” of cannabis from rising since it was legalized. These policies have also kept legal cannabis out of the black market and other states. These examples lead Inslee to question Jeff Sessions’ unwillingness to meet with himself and Washington Attorney General (AG) Bob Ferguson to discuss legal cannabis and all of its benefits. They’ll continue reaching out to Sessions and other AG’s around the country in hopes of showing them benefits a regulated cannabis industry can bring.

“I’m disappointed the Attorney General wants to blind himself from the successful information we have.”

Inslee addressed the traceability nightmares that have plagued the state since the WSLCB contracted MJ Freeway to build a new traceability system, LeafData. LeafData has been plagued with system crashes and data breaches. Inslee confirmed that LeafData was hacked since its launch on Feb. 1.  The purpose of the hack was to simply crash the system and make it inoperable, which can be more troubling than someone who just wants to steal information, Inslee said. The state is currently investigating the source of the hack and Inslee mentioned malicious or bored hackers and competing vendors as potential suspects. Inslee empathized with business owners who can’t complete orders and send or receive inventory.

“Jeff Sessions isn’t a suspect for now, ” Inslee joked.

Inslee finished with a promise to remain committed to fixing Washington’s traceability system and told anyone who is still having issues to call 888-420-5813 and report any and all problems as the state tries to repair the system. He also encouraged everyone in the room to befriend their district representatives to make them aware of how important these issues are in the community. The speech was brief, just over 10 minutes. As everyone was shuffling out of the conference room, people expressed disappointment with the lack of a Q&A, and some wanted his speech to be longer and more informative.

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“Here’s a question I think we should ask. In just a few years, can we take a prohibited activity and turn it into a successful industry?”

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox opened day two of CannaCon with a passionate speech about the role cannabis has played in Mexico’s past, present, and future,  America’s failed drug war, border security, cannabis trade potential, and the CannaMexico World Summit. CannaMexico will take place in May 2018 and is designed to lay the groundwork for Mexico’s recreational cannabis system, one Fox hopes will take many methods from Washington’s recreational market. Fox believes our industry and other state-regulated cannabis markets are the start of the paradigm shift to completely end cannabis prohibition. Our cannabis industry is creating jobs, funding our government, and regulating the quality of its products. All of these measures reduce crime, the black market and severely decrease murders linked to the black market sale of cannabis.

Cannabis prohibition started in the United States after the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 when Harry Anslinger demonized cannabis by spreading misinformation about its effects and linking it with a tribal fear of Mexican immigrants committing hyper-exaggerated crimes. Prohibition hit the peak of insanity when Nixon passed the Controlled Substance Act in 1970 and officially labeled Cannabis as a schedule I drug, insanity still being dealt with in the United States and on the streets of Mexico. Cannabis is still one of the largest income sources for the drug cartels, their grip on certain regions had made it dangerous for everyone including journalists. 60-80 kids are killed on the streets of Mexico every day, Fox said. 40 journalists have been killed in Mexico between 1992 and 2018, the Committee To Protect Journalists reports.

Washington’s cannabis industry is showing it can be regulated and taken out of the hands of criminals in a responsible manner. Fox hopes the CannaMexico World Summit will show Mexican politicians and citizens that the same thing is possible in their country. Another vital issue Fox brought up was border security and how it relates to trade. Fox envisions a future where the Amerian-Mexican border is just as safe and crime free as the Canadian-American border. A future where all of North American opens its borders and cannabis becomes just another imported and exported product. Fox referred to this potential future as  “this united region of North America.”

Fox sees cannabis as a way to sure up his country’s future and lessens the economic disparity between them and the United States. Fox believes the steps taken on the state level in America will help usher in a new cannabis-friendly era on a nationwide level in Mexico, an era Fox hopes to start at the CannaMexico World Summit in May. Mexico has already legalized medical use of marijuana nationwide.

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“After seeing your impressive exhibits, it’s clear to me a new world is born here,” Fox said.

On the final day, geneticist Sean Myles explained how his research reveals that cannabis strain names don’t reflect their true genetic profiles and that indica, sativa, and hybrid classifications are basically meaningless. I focused my time on the science seminars, specifically terpene knowledge. I learned a fair amount of new knowledge. It’s good to know that portion of the industry is focused on unlocking the secrets of terpenes and how they interact with our cannabis experience outside of smell and taste.

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Sean Myles focuses on genetics in food, but his work in cannabis is turning heads in the industry and affirming rumors held by many people.

The CannaCon Seattle 2018 floor was filled with hundreds of vendors. Producers, processors, retailers, and users could all find something to pique their interest. The floor was covered with bowls of free candy in every variety you could think of, plus there was free merchandise, stuff for sale, grab bags, raffles, artwork, and displays. It was a celebration of the cannabis industry and all its many facets.

I was blown away at the level of industrial technology that is entering the cannabis space, especially on the producer/processor side of the industry. The floor was filled with automated conveyor belts, labelers, sticker machines, cartridge filling machines and many other automated devices designed to improve speed and efficiency during cannabis production. Some other services I saw included graphic designers, brand consultants, cannabis publications, analytics labs, data, and technology companies, surveillance companies, safe-makers, nutrient companies, and many others.

Cannabis concentrates still make up a small space in overall cannabis sales, but it’s clear how popular concentrates are becoming. The amount of extraction technology was almost overwhelmingly present on the floor. Extraction companies had the newest extraction tanks and setups, the latest rosin presses, purge ovens, scientific glassware of all shapes and sizes, and other highly scientific materials designed to make concentrates.

Cannabis users and budtenders were able to find just as many booths aimed at increasing their cannabis product knowledge. Brands like Mammoth Labs and Bodhi High had people at their booth spitting knowledge about how their concentrates are made. The booth that I learned the most from was True Terpenes, who create food grade organic terpenes. At their booth, there were terpenes being dispersed through humidifiers, giving you a concentrated aroma profile for six of the most common terpenes. Finally putting names to certain cannabis aromas is such a huge step for my strain reviews. That “lime candy” smell I love from the Banana Split strain is limonene. That distinct haziness you get from the Dutch strains? Terpinolene. That overwhelming pine-needle smell comes from Alpha-Pinene. I took home a personal terpene kit to help identify prominent terpenes in my strain reviews to further educate my readers.

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You could feel the love and enthusiasm for cannabis throughout the entire conference. Whether it was in the Mammoth Labs VIP lounge sipping free coffee or lemonade while eavesdropping on everyone discussing their favorite booths. In the seminars watching focused attendees take notes and ask questions, or on the floor watching wide-eyed on-lookers admire the technological upswing the industry has undergone.

Every CannaCon seminar I attended taught me something new. Besides Inslee and Fox, I focused on seminars dealing with terpenes and genetics. People within the industry have been whispering about misleading strain names and lack of terpene knowledge for a while now, and many of these suspicions were confirmed by science and research this past weekend. I’m personally excited that terpene research is increasing because cannabis effects are determined by so much more than a simple indica, hybrid, and sativa designation and THC test results. Learning how cannabinoids and terpenes interact through the entourage effect will completely change how cannabis is bought and sold at the retail level.

Before CannaCon Seattle 2018, I truly didn’t grasp how all-encompassing the cannabis industry has become in such a short amount of time. I felt a sense of pride walking around with my camera and media badge around my neck, knowing I’m a small part of it all. The industry isn’t perfect and will encounter more complications, but there’s so much to be proud about. I walked away from CannaCon Seattle 2018  with a better understanding of how many moving parts the cannabis industry has and how hard everyone is working behind the scenes to keep them moving smoothly.

Before CannaCon Seattle, I had a strange fear that the proverbial rug was going to be pulled out from underneath me. I didn’t really understand how cannabis journalism was paying my bills and it felt like the checks would stop at any time.

After CannaCon Seattle, I feel the rug firmly beneath my feet and that it isn’t going anywhere. To see how cannabis is touching people from all walks of life and businesses from all facets of science, agriculture, retail, finance, and business motivated me to put even more work into my craft. I need to make sure I’m pulling as much weight as the hardworking people I met at CannaConSeattle 2018.

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.