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Learn More About The Green Room Cannabis Shop In Oak Harbor

The Green Room is a medical and recreational cannabis dispensary you can find right off Goldie street in Oak Harbor. Whidbey Island is a beautiful place to go on a hike, or camp by the ocean, and now you can score quality GreenRush products there too!

The Green Room has only been serving the Oak Harbor area since early 2016, but several online reviews rave about how welcoming and knowledgeable the staff is. Despite their relatively short time since opening they’ve quickly become a favorite for quality customer service and community engagement.

In addition to kind staff you can always find flower, concentrates, edibes, beverages, creams, capsules, tinctures and more amply stocked. When it comes to GreenRush, they carry our cartridges, oils, and premium flower. Word on the street is our cartridges are selling like crazy over there, so pick up a couple while supplies last!

Learn More About The Green Room Cannabis Shop In Oak Harbor

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

There may be health risks surrounding consumption of the products. Smoking is hazardous to your health. Not for use by women that are pregnant or breastfeeding. For use by adults twenty one and older. keep out of reach of children Cannabis can impair concentration, and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug. This product is infused with cannabis or active compounds of cannabis.

Bud Hut’s Selection Of GreenRush Is Huge!

Head out to Snohomish and meet Bud Hut’s friendly staff. They’d be happy to take you on a guided tour of everything from our pre-packaged flower, concentrates, and a variety of the store’s accessories. We’ve worked with the Bud Hut team for quite some time and can confirm that they provide the best marijuana and cannabis products. In fact, Bud Hut offers the highest quality at great low prices. This includes all GreenRush products too!

They are open 7 days a week to assist and answer questions, or you can stop in and experience their excellent customer service. For those already living in the area, we encourage you to give the Bud Hut team a chance at teaching you about cannabis and how it can have more of a positive impact on your life.

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  • Who is allowed to enter?

    • Adults age 21 and over with a valid ID. 

  • How much can I buy?

    • Once a day, adults age 21 and older may purchase up to one ounce of usable marijuana (flower), 16 ounces of solid edibles, 72 ounces in liquid form, and 7 grams of concentrates.

  • Where can I consume this?

    • A private home would be the safest location. It is currently illegal to consume cannabis in view of the public.

  • Can I take this out of state?

    • No. It is illegal to bring cannabis outside of Washington State.

  • Do you accept debit cards?

    • At this time, we are cash-only. We do, however, provide an ATM inside of each of our store.

  • What is the return policy?

    • We currently do not accept returns of any kind.

  • Can photos be taken inside?

    • Absolutely! We’d love for you to take photos of our shop, and please don’t forget to tag us on social media, so we can see the images later on! 

  • Veteran discount?

    • Thank you for your service! We provide a 10% Veteran discount with Military ID. Some exclusions may apply, product or brand will vary by location.

  • Senior discount?

    • Senior citizens may enjoy 10% off their purchase every Sunday! Please check our location-specific menus for availability, as product and brands may vary by location. Offer applies to select items only.

  • Pets allowed inside?

    • Well-behaved service animals are permitted inside.

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.

How To Buy Cannabis When Budtenders Are Bad

Every day we dedicate hours and hours to connecting with new stores across the state. We’ve been visiting all kinds of shops and meeting budtenders, learning about each city and neighborhood day after day. Throughout all of our travels, we notice that many budtenders aren’t “that” educated on cannabis.

The next time you visit a shop,  you might ask for something and get something entirely different. You’ve got to be educated about cannabis or you might end up consuming something you don’t like. It goes beyond tasting gross weed when you’ve got different types of highs and effects to consider too.How To Buy Weed When Budtenders Are Bad

If you have to step out of your comfort zone and buy something you don’t normally go after, THC percentages are just a small part of what really matters. All budtenders are not equal. Just because you love getting high and have done so for years, doesn’t mean you’re educated about cannabis. To find a budtender that is educated about the products you’re asking about is actually hard to find still.

 

You should look and listen for someone who can communicate knowledge and experiences about products in an appropriate way. This means finding ways to describe things to different types of people. Old, young, experienced or not, a GREAT budtender can communicate about terpenes, cannabis genetics, grow methods, how concentrates are made, the differences between concentrates, their store’s brands, plus they’ve got to know the in’s and out’s of recreational compliance.

It never hurts to do research online. These days, there are plenty of strain reviews on Leafly and Wikileaf, plus there are Washington-specific product reviews on Respect My Region. Many brands also have websites and social media accounts that share product information. We want you to create relationships and ask questions with budtenders, but you’ve got to be able to make informed decisions based on what YOU know, versus what they know.

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If you’re a frequent user or buyer, you can attend vendor days, network with cannabis industry people and maybe even tour grow facilities. If the store doesn’t have something that catches your eye, don’t feel pressured into buying something. You can walk out and go somewhere else just as easily as you first chose that store. Some good strains for first-time users include blue dream, pineapple dream, and locktite. If you’re a seasoned smoker looking for the best, professor chaos, blue rush og, golden panda, and pineapple dream are great choices.

While THC packs the psychoactive effects, we prioritize terpenes because we know that’s what drives the high. How THC and cannabinoids interact with terpenes is what facilitates strain-specific effects. Terpenes produce the smells we associate with cannabis. Hazes are usually energizing and typically have high amounts of terpinolene while Citrus aromas come from terpenes like myrcene and limonene. Citrus aromas can help people focus or induce anxiety depending on the individual. Pine smells come from pinene while Linalool is associated with lavender and de-stressing. Terpenes have been known to carry more THC across the blood-brain barrier. This is why a strain can be extra effective, despite having high THC or having low THC numbers.

If the buds look pretty and the budtender confidently says it should help provide the kind of high you’re looking for, don’t overthink the purchase. We suggest you try it out. The best way to know if cannabis is worth trying or not is to ask questions and then just try it. If the buds are thick, full, fluffy, covered in trichomes, or if they don’t look dried out, why not try them?

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Many people still don’t know much about cannabis and that is holding major parts of the industry back. The fewer consumers know, the less they’ll buy. People do need to do their own research but it is our job to give them a place to learn, connect, and safely use cannabis.

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.

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.

Our products have intoxicating effects and may be habit-forming. Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug. There may be health risks associated with consumption of these products. For use only by adults twenty-one and older. Keep out of the reach of children.

Learn About Dabbing & Concentrates

Dabbing has seriously taken off in popularity over the last few years. For all kinds of people, they are a simple and easy way to smoke. They allow you to save weed while getting really high. This method of smoking concentrates offers a variety of types of oil that can be smoked. While some might be better than others, there are enough consistencies or types to meet everyone’s needs and desires.

How Concentrates Are Made

Concentrates are created by extracting the THC off of the plant matter. This can require the use of Butane, or another solvent, although there are other methods of extraction as well. Commercial companies utilize a system referred to as a “closed-loop system.” This means that the system has no openings for the flammable gas used during extraction to leak out. Before the commercialization of cannabis extraction, people would use cans of Butane and glass tubes to extract their own concentrates. This is exceptionally dangerous and should not be tried at home.

In a “closed-loop system” though all of the solvents are placed in a tank that has been pressurized. This tank is hooked up to a tube holding the plant matter. The solvents are then pushed through the extraction tube pulling THC off of the cannabis and into a catch jar. This has one huge advantage according to High Times, the solvents can be recycled.  

How To Dab

In order to take a dab you need a dab tool, usually has a pointy end and a spoon on the other depending on the type. You can also buy glass dabbers that are a little bit fancier, but look better when paired with a hand-blown rig. To go with the dabber you will need a quartz banger or titanium nail. Your local smoke shop or rec store should be able to set you up with all of the necessary materials.

Dab rigs also come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Silicone rigs that are portable and indestructible can be purchased on Amazon for as low as $20. Hand-blown glass rigs vary in price and size dramatically, although entry-level models can be found for as low as $30 at some stores. You can also choose to buy a high-quality rig and spend your entire life savings. The choice is yours. I use a custom disc golf piece that was blown by a friend.

 

A rig and a dabber leave you wondering where your concentrate is supposed to go. That is where a quartz banger or titanium nail comes in. Personally, I prefer a quartz banger over the titanium nail because the flavor of the cannabis is preserved better. They do not stay hot for as long. Titanium nails have a bad habit of getting stuck inside a rig, which can lead to breaking at that joint. Titanium nails do have a durability advantage over quartz, but the choice between the two is personal preference.

 

You are now almost ready to dab! Lastly, you are going to need a propane or butane torch to take a dab. Heat either your nail or banger up for 5-10 seconds, maybe less depending on how hot your torch is. Take the concentrate that you have placed on the dab tool and drop or scrape it onto the nail or banger. Now inhale! Those sweet terpenes should begin filling your lungs. Careful, your first dab will probably kick your ass.

Concentrate Types

Concentrates come in a variety of forms. Textures vary based on extraction methods used and the temperature at which the product was purged of any impurities.

 

Butane Hash Oil (BHO), is the most common form of the concentrate. It has a gummy texture to it. Think honey with THC in it. The same consistency and stickiness, but you can smoke it. This form is hard to handle and can be difficult to separate into manageable dabs. The temperature at which the product is purged influences the consistency of the product. Because of its sticky consistency, oil has a tendency to be the most affordable of the concentrates. There are other consistencies that BHO can come in.

 

Shatter starts out as a slab of concentrate spread out on a sheet pan. Usually in one solid piece. It is then broken down into single grams to be sold to consumers. Honeycomb BHO looks exactly how it sounds. This type of BHO can easily be worked with because it is a lot less sticky than oil. Finally, depending on the extraction method,  BHO can also turn into a crumble. Crumble looks like crumbs of THC that can be easily scooped to dab.

 

Cannabinoids can also be extracted using CO2 as the solvent. Utilizing high priced botanical extractors with a combination of pressure and carbon dioxide to divide plant matter, according to Leafly. Hands down, one of the best ways to convert cannabis into usable compounds. This method leaves behind an oil of amber colors that can be smoked using the ever popular vaporizer pens.

 

Possibly my favorite way to dab is with Rosin. This method utilizes both heat and pressure to pull vaporize the terpenes off the plant matter. You can create Rosin at home, according to Leafly, with a hair straightener and parchment paper, although you would have better luck purchasing it from a marijuana store. The result is collected into parchment paper. This technique does not require ANY solvents. Meaning, all you are smoking is THC. This is method retains the most flavor in the cannabis. You truly get to experience all of the terpenes within the strain.  

Clean Your Banger

Remember to keep your banger clean. You can do this with Qtips and 99% isopropyl alcohol. This helps preserve the flavor of whatever you are dabbing and prevents flare-ups when heating your banger.

Dabbing might be the most cost-effective way to smoke. You don’t waste weed like with blunts. You experience all of the terpenes within the cannabis without that nasty lighter taste. Finally, you get exceptionally high off just a bit of weed.

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.

Our products have intoxicating effects and may be habit-forming. Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug. There may be health risks associated with consumption of these products. For use only by adults twenty-one and older. Keep out of the reach of children.

Herbal Legends In Mount Vernon & Bham Has GR Flower & Extracts

One of the most known recreational cannabis dispensaries in the more northwestern part of Washington State is Herbal Legends. Located in Mount Vernon and Bellingham, the two locations have been providing the area with the highest quality cannabis around. The humble start of Herbal Legends began as the Healthy Living Center in 2010 when they were the first medical cannabis dispensary in Bellingham.

Known most within the cannabis industry in Washington State for their attention to detail when speaking on quality customer service and matching that service with high-quality products. As Washington State shifted into a more permitting recreational cannabis model, Healthy Living Center evolved into what people know as Herbal Legends, which is now a recreational cannabis store, but still manages their roots within their medical program and caters to their needs.

Both the Healthy Living Center and Herbal Legends have been a huge part of the progressive push for legal cannabis in Washington State. Through the good times and the bad, Herbal Legends doesn’t have legends in their name for nothing. From one store they grew into two, one in Bellingham and another cannabis shop in Mount Vernon. Herbal Legends’ name is a reflection and a nod to the previous cannabis advocates that came before our time, such as Jack Herer and Dennis Peron. Both marijuana pioneers from back in the day.

Both of the Herbal Legends cannabis shops are carrying nearly the same menu options. The staff are trained the same way, educated and knowledgeable and will be ready to help with a smile on their face. That means if you’re looking for a particular product for a particular occasion, Herbal Legends can get you situated. From some of the finest flowers and concentrates to different vapes and edibles, along with a wide variety of glass available, the list goes on for the products they offer. Visit either Herbal Legends in Mount Vernon or Bellingham for your next cannabis related purchase!

Herbal Legends prides themselves in taking their time for each sale, customer, and question that they encounter. What they’ve found over the years and as of recent is that most other recreational cannabis dispensaries have been rushing through their sales. Herbal Legends has really tried to stay away from that type of business practice. Being family owned they value each and every individual that walks through the doors. Their professionalism is a huge reason as to why they’ve been around for so long. They believe that the plant can be complicated, just like every individual so it is important to find what people are looking for so they truly have the best experience not only with Herbal Legends and their cannabis service but while they’re using their products themselves. This sort of approach comes from their time working primarily as a medical cannabis dispensary. Fortunately for the consumer, this mindset has stayed within their business practices to this day.


Cannabis can be life-changing for many people and at Herbal Legends they believe it. It doesn’t matter if you’re jamming out with your friends or enjoying a morning hike or dealing with chronic pain, all of those different situations can be a period where cannabis is enjoyed. It doesn’t matter if it’s a joint, or some sort of edible, whatever you prefer Herbal Legends can find something for you!

 

Send an email to info@hlcannabis.com for more information on Herbal Legends, Mount Vernon and Bellingham or check out their website online at https://www.hlcannabis.com.

 

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.

Our products have intoxicating effects and may be habit-forming. Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug. There may be health risks associated with consumption of these products. For use only by adults twenty-one and older. Keep out of the reach of children.

Cannabis & Glass Is One Of Spokane’s Best Dispensaries

Cannabis & Glass is the go-to cannabis dispensary in the Spokane area. With two different locations, North Spokane and Spokane Valley, Cannabis & Glass is looking to provide Spokane with the best recreational cannabis experience possible. With some of the most affordable and competitive prices in the area, they truly have become one of the leaders in the industry. Whether you’re new to recreational cannabis or you’re an experienced cannabis user, Cannabis & Glass is here to serve the customers to ensure they have a good experience.

It’s Cannabis & Glass’ goal to provide you with the highest quality products, at the most affordable price point. With pre-rolls starting at just $3, to eighths going anywhere between $14-$32, they are doing their best to make it as fair as possible for consumers.

Edibles, concentrates, drinks and more are available in-store. You can choose between chocolates, different truffles, cannabis honey, candies and so forth. Almost all the edibles are $20 for 100mg 10-packs. There are also infused cannabis drinks that run from $15-$20. What’s nice about Cannabis & Glass is their option for customers to Mix’n’Match. This option is great because if you really want to, you can get 8 individual packaged eighths to make up your ounce!

With concentrates, that start at $12 and range up to $30 for the gram, you won’t struggle to find a deal that fits you. With over 200 different strains of concentrates, it’ll be hard not to try each and every one of them. Cannabis & Glass passionately believes “you won’t find another recreational dispensary with this level of variety, not only inconsistencies but brands as well.” If you don’t believe them, you need to visit the number one concentrate retailer in Spokane.

Open 365 days a year, both locations are open from 8:00am to 11:00pm. With all the buzz in town about how awesome Cannabis & Glass is, you’ll have to stop through to find out for yourself. For more information on Spokane’s Cannabis & Glass, visit https://cannabisandglass.com and the next time you’re in the store be sure to ask the friendly budtender about their ‘Customer Loyalty Program.’

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.

Our products have intoxicating effects and may be habit-forming. Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug. There may be health risks associated with consumption of these products. For use only by adults twenty-one and older. Keep out of the reach of children.

The Joint Is One Of Burlington’s BEST Cannabis Stores

If you’re around the Burlington area and are in search of cannabis, your best bet is to stop by The Joint Burlington. The Joint is Skagit County’s newest and leading retailer for cannabis! The working staff have tons of experience and are knowledgeable about all the different products The Joint carries. They are also professionally and properly trained to help assist you while in search of your cannabis needs. They offer high-quality flowers, concentrates, edibles and more.

The Joint loves to compete with surrounding retailers and do the best that they can to get you situated with the most affordable and realistic cannabis prices. With that being said, you’ll love how The Joint offers phenomenal and incomparable deals when it comes to marijuana. Provided below are their daily specials that you won’t want to miss out on. With these unbeatable deals, The Joint Burlington will have you coming back for more!

Munchie Monday

20% off any one edible!

Top Shelf Tuesday

$2 off of any one gram priced at $14 or higher!

Wax Wednesday

Buy one or more concentrate, get one priced at equal or lesser value for 20% off!

Vape Thursday

Buy one or more vaporizer cartridge, get one priced at equal or lesser value for 20% off!

Joint Friday

$2 off any one gram pre-roll!

Stock up Saturday

20% off of any one 7g or larger packages!

Sunday Funday

Pick any one of the daily deals!

 

If you find yourself coming back time and time again, ask any friendly budtender about the Customer Loyalty Program where you can receive 20% off an entire purchase! All you have to do is visit ten times and on that eleventh visit, you’ll be able to redeem the huge discount!

*The daily specials are limited to one per customer per day. Daily specials cannot be combined with any other deals of discounts, and only apply to regular priced items*

Head over to https://thejointburlington.com to find out more information on the company. The Joint has numerous locations around the state so be sure to find out which location is closest to you whether it is Bellingham, Burien, Burlington, Seattle, Tacoma or Wenatchee. They are open Sunday to Wednesday from 8:00am-11:00pm and Thursday to Saturday from 8:00am to 11:45pm. For all other inquiries, please reach out via email at info@thejointburlington.com.

9574 Old Hwy 99N

Burlington, WA 98233

(360) 755-0755

info@thejointburlington.com

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.

Our products have intoxicating effects and may be habit-forming. Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug. There may be health risks associated with consumption of these products. For use only by adults twenty-one and older. Keep out of the reach of children.

Visit Pot Stop In Fremont For GreenRush

Fremont is home to a crazy Solstice parade, lovely local restaurants and cafes, and a Google campus. There is so much that contributes to this historic part of Seattle that it is hard to pick and choose as to what exactly is our favorite. Legal cannabis is all over Seattle and thousands of employees working across the city consume cannabis just like the rest of us. With so many people living or working in Fremont, it makes sense that Green Rush would have to be available in the area.

When GreenRush was considering which weed stores to partner with, we had to consider everything from customer service to experience to location. Since Fremont and Seattle is such a diverse community and we pride ourselves on offering the best selection and the best prices, we knew we would have to spend extra time to show more love to those people living in Fremont, Ballard, and Greenwood.

Although Pot Stop doesn’t yet carry GreenRush flower, their store is offering various products from our concentrates line. If you are looking for a convenient and hassle-free experience, or if you’ve been searching for knowledgeable sales staff, visit Pot Stop in Fremont. Their team is more than capable of providing any level of cannabis consumer with a proper experience.

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Sugar Wax Chem 4 Squared
Sugar Wax Kimbo Kush
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  • Who is allowed to enter?

    • Adults age 21 and over with a valid ID. 

  • How much can I buy?

    • Once a day, adults age 21 and older may purchase up to one ounce of usable marijuana (flower), 16 ounces of solid edibles, 72 ounces in liquid form, and 7 grams of concentrates.

  • Where can I consume this?

    • A private home would be your best bet. It is currently illegal to consume cannabis in view of the public.

  • Can I take this out of state?

    • No. It is illegal to bring cannabis outside of Washington State.

  • Do you accept debit cards?

    • At this time, Pot Stop is cash-only. They do, however, provide an ATM inside of each of our store.

Pot Stop Store Address & Contact

Hours

Monday – Thursday: 8am – 11pm

Friday – 8am – 11:30pm

Saturday – 9am – 11:30pm

Sunday – 9am – 11pm

Positioned just off HWY 99, we encourage our supporters to hop off the road for a quick visit. Pot Stop offers easy access to Ballard, Greenwood, and other cities such as Northgate, Greenlake, Queen Anne, and beyond.

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.

Our products have intoxicating effects and may be habit-forming. Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug. There may be health risks associated with consumption of these products. For use only by adults twenty-one and older. Keep out of the reach of children.

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

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Why You Should Try Blue Rush OG at KushMart – North Everett

 

KushMart’s North Everett location is the perfect place for people traveling south from Canada and Bellingham. One of our team’s favorite strains, Blue Rush OG, is still available at this store. Blue Rush OG is a tasty OG kush cross that has grown into a GR staple for many budtenders throughout Seattle and Snohomish. This strain is known for a consistent stoney high that is paired with a smooth burst of creamy energizing terps.

Needless to say, Blue Rush OG is not to be taken lightly. A small single hit or a portion of a bowl is recommended for first-time smokers. For more experienced users, this is a great OG strain to add to your daily rotation.

You can visit the Kushmart website and online order if you’re interested in stopping by and picking something up. When you visit Kushmart, you’ll notice a wide selection of cannabis products that includes different strains, flower, oil, cartridges, hash, kief, edibles, drinks, lotions, chapsticks, and more. KushMart is conveniently located less than five minutes from Interstate 5 and is just 20-30 minutes from Bellevue and Seattle. #CatchTheRush

KushMart North Everett Menu (As of May 23, 2018)

  • Who is allowed to enter?

    • Adults age 21 and over with a valid ID. 

  • How much can I buy?

    • Once a day, adults age 21 and older may purchase up to one ounce of usable marijuana (flower), 16 ounces of solid edibles, 72 ounces in liquid form, and 7 grams of concentrates.

  • Where can I consume this?

    • A private home would be your best bet. It is currently illegal to consume cannabis in view of the public.

  • Can I take this out of state?

    • No. It is illegal to bring cannabis outside of Washington State.

  • Do you accept debit cards?

    • At this time, KushMart is cash-only. They provide an ATM inside.

 

Where to find KushMart – North

KushMart
6309 Evergreen Way STE C
Everett, WA 98203
(425) 374-7029

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.

Our products have intoxicating effects and may be habit-forming. Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug. There may be health risks associated with consumption of these products. For use only by adults twenty-one and older. Keep out of the reach of children.