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Using A Vape Pen & Cartridge In 2018

What Is A Vaporizer?

Vaporizers are a hot selling item when it comes to recreational cannabis. It didn’t take long for the convenience and discrete aspects of e-cigarettes to be adapted for cannabis concentrates, and it’s quickly becoming a normal way to consume cannabis.

If you’re looking to get a vape pen and see what the rage is all about, here is a quick start guide for new users. The idea behind vaporizers is to ignite cannabis using a heating coil instead of an open flame. A vape pen is exactly what it sounds like, a pen shaped device that contains a rechargeable battery and heating element.

There are a few different kinds of vape pens you can get:

First, are pens designed for vape cartridges. You buy the battery unit separately and the cartridges are screwed on. The battery is recharged and reused and the cartridges are easily swapped out if you want to smoke a sativa cartridge in the morning and an indica cartridge during the night.

Second, are units designed to manually load your own cannabis or concentrate on a per hit basis. These are more advanced and left for someone who is familiar with dabbing.

Third, is a fully disposable unit with everything included. The battery, heating element and oil are all self-contained in the device and can be disposed of when it’s empty. This is the easiest entry point for vaporizing and doesn’t take much explanation. Just open the package, suck on the mouthpiece and enjoy the experience.

How To Select A Battery

If you want to avoid the full disposable unit, I suggest purchasing a push button battery. Optimum and Vuber make battery devices. These devices usually have three different heat settings, depending on the amount of oil you want to inhale per hit or the type of cartridge you have.

It has an LED light that lets you know when the battery is fully charged or dead. You can turn the device off with five quick clicks of the button. This saves power and keeps them from activating within your pocket or purse. These usually run between $15 and $20 and can be found at most recreational shops. Find a budtender you trust and ask them for recommendations.

How To Select And Use A Cartridge

This decision can be more difficult to make because of the amount of options you have. Type of concentrate, brand, and price are just a few of the options you must weigh before making a decision.

Please take into consideration that price points can be different from shop to shop, but price points for quality 0.5 gram cartridges range from $40 to $60, usually. That seems expensive, but cartridges will last upwards of two weeks for the average user.

Using a cartridge is easy. Just line up the threads and screw it on top of the pen. Set your temperature on the battery, and push and hold the button to inhale. The LED light will light up, letting you know it’s heating and will disable automatically after each hit or after you let go of the button.

Setting the temperature is important for the vaping experience you’re looking for. The lowest temperature is designed to be as discrete as possible, uses the least amount of oil per hit and allows the strain’s taste and flavor to shine through. This setting is best for rookie vapers or smokers.

The middle setting will allow you larger hits, but you use a bit more oil and get less flavor.

The highest setting is designed for veterans who are looking to blow fat clouds and get stoned to the bone. This setting will sour the taste, use more oil, but you’re getting the largest hits possible from a vape pen.

Each setting has positives and negatives depending on your desired experience. Depending on the type of cannabis experience you want, there is a setting for you. I suggest trying them all out in every situation to see which combination best suits you.

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.

Great Places To Eat In Tacoma

The city of Tacoma has all kinds of great places to eat. We created a list of our top 20 restaurants in Tacoma. These eateries include everything needed for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Asado
Tacoma’s only Argentinian-style steakhouse is Asado Cucina Argentina. This is the area’s only Argentine-themed steakhouse and serves up delicious steak and other fine-dining options.

Lobster Shop
Lobster Shop is a great place to bring your special someone. This is a waterfront restaurant with views to the left and right. The restaurant is welcoming and the food is top-tier.

Pacific Grill
Pacific Grill draws from a global influence to create a diverse menu.

Shakabrah Java
Shakabrah Java has the fix for all your breakfast and lunch needs. Shakabrah makes great egg dishes and pancakes. They also serve burgers and hot sandwiches.

Stanley & Seaforts
Stanley & Seaforts is a steak, chop, and fish house located in Tacoma with panoramic views overlooking downtown and Commencement Bay harbor.

WildFin American Grill
Located on the beautiful Tacoma waterfront and boasts some exquisite seafood cuisine. This is also a fine place for family dinners or business lunches.

Montamara
This small neighborhood lunch spot is set beautifully in Historic Old Town Tacoma. Montamara was the name of a festival celebrating food, friends, and family held in the 253 over 100 years ago. The brunch spot is decorated with largely salvaged material and is a great place for family outings and business meetings.

Southern Kitchen
On the hunt for choice soul food? Look no further than Southern Kitchen to satisfy your down-home needs. These guys are located in the Hilltop neighborhood of Tacoma and have all the local atmosphere that some parts of the Waterfront area no longer permeate. They’re best known for southern fried chicken, catfish, cornbread stuffing, fried okra, macaroni & cheese, peach cobbler, and bread pudding to name a few. Everything is made from scratch here and you’ll never leave with an even remotely empty stomach. This place was even featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives with Guy Fieri!

Cooks Tavern
This is a nice affordable bar and eatery located in the Proctor neighborhood of North Tacoma. Their doors open promptly at 8 am for breakfast, and lunch, dinner, and cocktails are served seven days a week. There’s a good chance you’ll never be disappointed at this spot. They also provide a menu celebrating the food of the Americas with a healthy shot of recognizable comfort foods.  Guests can find everything from a Cuban Mariscado, to a Québécois Poutine, to a slow braised Chilean Carne Machada.

Dirty Oscars Annex
This place is perfect for a night out with friends or family, Dirty Oscars is the place with a funny name and delicious food. Affordable dishes and creative cocktails are the name of the game at this place. Their menu offers new American dishes such as chicken and waffles and delicious sliders. The atmosphere of this place is way chill and we often find ourselves here on a relaxing evening.

When it comes to restaurants in Tacoma, we think these are the best available options.

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.

Best Restaurants In Tacoma

Often overlooked by the many passer-byers along the I-5 freeway, Tacoma, Washington surprisingly has some of the best food and cooks people can find. The under the rader, city is  filled with tons of art, foods, and culture that many people don’t ever get a glimpse at. As the city gets busier and more and more people move out of Seattle, there’s one place undoubtedly that a few people will head to and that is Tacoma. Listed below are some of the best restaurants to visit while in Tacoma.

 

Red Wagon Burgers –

This mouth-watering burger joint is made for the burger lovers. The flavorful and messy, but incredibly filling burger with a side of french fries is an absolute hit for a hungry tummy. Don’t miss out on any of the flavor that may find itself dripping down your forearms!

 

Europa Bistro –

This place is for the Italian lovers. Mix some homemade skills with some old-school Italian recipes and this is the restaurant that you get. There is tons of flavor in each meal and in the high-quality dishes, don’t forget to grab some wine to make your dinner and experience that much better!

Donnalson’s –

Another mouth-watering restaurant with the old-school recipe book. This fun and soulful restaurant offers live jazz and blues music every single night! This smooth and cool feeling restaurant will have you kicking back and enjoying the fun experience. You might find that you enjoy the fun little neighborhood as well.

 

Cooks Tavern –

The restaurant with the ever rotating menu. Cooks Tavern seems to have a dish and recipe from every corner of the world! Its mouth watering dishes will be perfect for everyone. The restaurant offers dishes from Cuba and Argentina. Their recipes are sure to make their statement.

 

Montamara Kitchen –

Enough of the dinners, how about the go-to breakfast spots in Tacoma? Montamara Kitchen has one of the best breakfast spots in the Old Town Tacoma area. It does such an outstanding job of provided the most flavorful breakfast it isn’t fun. Offering roasted potatoes with bacon sandwiches, but don’t forget to grab a cinnamon roll and coffee on your way out!

 

The Lobster Shop –

Thanks to the beautiful mother nature settings we’re blessed with here in the Northwest, the Puget Sound can be seen all around this lobster shop. Another fantastic place to eat, the weekend brunch buffet will have you coming back for seconds. Be sure to wash down your food with their bubbling champagne mimosas!

 

Indo Street Eatery –

The owner of the Indo Street Eatery restaurant was born and raised in Thailand. With that being said, he brought all that he learned from helping his family run a market food stall to Tacoma. The incredibly delicious and flavorful food is about as authentic as it gets. It really feels as if the food came right from Bangkok and surrounding areas.

 

MSM Deli –

A super popular and happening lunch spot, the MSM Deli is the go-to place for fantastic deli sandwiches. With the smell of fresh meats, baked breads and more, this busy deli always manages to stay busy. Be sure to check this place out!

 

Dirty Oscar’s Annex –

One of the go-to restaurants that can do everything. They offer mouth-watering tacos, burgers, sandwiches and more, this had Guy Fieri shaking in his boots. When appearing on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, it received the food credit that it deserved.

 

The Table –

A higher end dining experience, without the pretentious shenanigans. With super friendly, caring and knowledgeable staff, you’ll find that the food is just as good. Flavorful and fresh. I might add that most of the ingredients are local as well. The Table is definitely a good date setting as well. You might even find that the entertainment isn’t in the food or your date, but find the entertainment comes from all the passerbyers.

 

The Red Hot –

Could be the most strange and mouth-watering restaurants in all of Tacoma. With recipes involving peanut butter, bacon, nacho cheese and pickles, you’re going to try a hot dog that you’ve never had before. The madman that put together ingredients and toppings that no one else would have, is probably sitting back and laughing at how much people enjoy the food.

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.

Mary Mart Supervisor Interviews With GreenRush

Mary Mart Tacoma is the go-to recreational dispensary where cannabis consumers can find the highest quality products, the best customer service and an incomparable cannabis experience. They have been providing a great experience for everyone in the Tacoma area the last several years. Check out the brief interview between us and Mary Mart’s own Supervisor, Connor. For more information on Mary Mart Tacoma, check out their website https://www.marymart.com. They are open Monday-Sunday from 8am-11pm and offer ordering online capabilities!

 

First name?

Connor – PR and Supervisor at Mary Mart Tacoma

 

Tell us a little about how you first got involved in the cannabis industry?

Mary Mart was my favorite place to shop and I been shopping there for two years, I was working in the food industry and didn’t really want to work there anymore, so I started sending out job applications and then eventually got the job at Mary Mart. I am now a supervisor and a medical consultant for them. Thankfully Mary Mart was generous enough to send me to school to be a certified medical consultant.

When it comes to cannabis, talk about some strains or products that you consistently use and share why you choose those over others.

All 502 products. One thing that has been interesting lately has been concentrates. One, in particular, has been FECO by Fairwinds, which is full extract cannabis oil. What I’ve found is that medicinally it works way faster and has many benefits. Anxiety is completely gone, pain is gone, it acts super fast and its not at a bad price either. FECO is a new product on the market and it is similar to RSO. It has a full cannabinoid blend and it’s water soluble. I do love RSO, edibles and concentrates more specifically.

When someone asks you for help on what to buy, what criteria do you base your recommendations on?

Well, the majority of people that walk in have no idea what they’re talking about so I do have to ask questions and take care of them. I might ask do you prefer to eat it, or smoke it or vape it. If you prefer to smoke, do you prefer loose flower or do you want it in a pre-roll? Then I would ask how much they want, do you want a gram or an eighth or a quarter? The next question is how are you looking to feel? Do you know? Do you prefer sativa or indica? With roughly 400 strains, you need to know your stuff.

Do you have a daily cannabis routine? What does that typically look or smell like?

A typical day, I like to smoke in the morning and go into work, but honestly not all the time. Usually, I’ll get home to start and smoke to “start” my evening. If I’m smoking during the morning or day it’s because I’m probably hungover. It’s usually the best hangover cure.

Do you have a favorite edible or drink? What brands and flavors?

My favorite are edibles. I basically like anything that is sugar based. I’m not super into the drinks, they typically make me drowsy, not high and they kick in too fast for my liking. I found sugar-based candies and things like that act way quicker.

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.

Mart Mart Is One Of Tacoma’s Best Weed Stores

Mary Mart Tacoma is the premier recreational cannabis dispensary in the Tacoma area offering a huge selection of different flowers, concentrates and edibles of all kinds and many more products. Mary Mart is a cannabis dispensary that offers a great selection of products with an incomparable selection of daily deals. Be sure to be aware of what the deal of the day is before you go in!

 

MONDAY

Monday Madness – 25% off select flower products

7/23 Monday Madness specials list below:

Hightide: Gelato x Do Si Dos, Gelato 95, Pinesoul & Sour Apple

Rochester: Black Cherry Soda, Pink Lemonade, Prism #1, Purple Pineapple Express #4, Sour Cyclone (moon rocks) and Trifecta (moon rocks)

TUESDAY

2 J Tuesday – All Phat Panda $7 full gram joints are $5

WEDNESDAY

All ladies receive 10% off their entire order

Bong Buddies are down from $20 to $15

THURSDAY

Wisdom Day – All patrons 55+ receive 10% off their entire order

FRIDAY

All half and full ounces of flower are 10% off

SATURDAY

Saturday Shatterday – All concentrates are 10% off

SUNDAY

Sunday Funday – Choose any daily deal to use on Sunday

 

Mary Mart is providing Tacoma, Washington with some of the best cannabis that you can find. They have committed to providing the best experience when working with clients at an affordable price point. Mary Mart has friendly and knowledgeable budtenders that can cater to any need that you have. Mary Mart believes that the “premium experience doesn’t always have to come with a higher price tag. We have products within all budgets – prices range across a broad spectrum. They aren’t your everyday cannabis dispensary. We only offer carefully curated selections on our shelves, making your decision that much easier. Walk in the door and you’ll be greeted by our superior team of friendly, knowledgeable staff. They’re well-versed in all our medical cannabis products and love serving our local Tacoma neighborhood.”

Mary Mart Testimonial: “Just had a great experience here. I’m a new mom, dealing with some postpartum issues as well as chronic joint pain. I wanted something to help me that won’t leave me unable to care for my son. Devon was of wonderful help! He answered my questions, offered suggestions and was kind and knowledgeable. I left feeling like I have some good medicine and was not judged. I really like the overall atmosphere of Mary Mart too.” – Magnolia Jane

For more information on Mary Mart Tacoma, check out their website at https://www.marymart.com. They can be contacted by phone at (253) 507-4735 and are open Monday through Sunday, 8am – 11pm.

 

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.

Try These Strains, Bump The Seattle’s Most Stoned EmceesPlaylist

Working with the longest running cannabis magazine on the West Coast, the GreenRush team partnered with Respect My Region to book some of the area’s premier hip-hop acts Seattle has to offer. Gifted Gab, Kung Foo Grip, Yodi Mac, and WebbWavvy were selected as the entertainment for tonight and we are very excited to be apart of this event.

To properly prepare for the festivities, we suggest visiting one of our retail partners and picking up one of these strains, the Locktite, Professor Chaos, or Tangelina Jolie, if you’re looking for a great night filled with funky beats, chill vibes, and dope music. You can get to know the performing artist’s music by listening to the playlist below.

RMR x NW Leaf ‘Seattle’s Most Stoned Emcees Playlist:

Each of the performers is well known throughout Tacoma and Greater Seattle. After listening through some of these songs and trying some of our cannabis, would you say you’re a fan? Let us know in the comments or on Facebook.

Join GreenRush, Respect My Region, and each of the performers at Nectar Lounge on September 27th. This night is guaranteed to be filled with premium cannabis, plus you can hang out and get to know the entire GreenRush team!

*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.

If you consume cannabis or are interested in attending this event, we want to connect with you. Please contact our affiliate cannabis website, Respect My Region via email at info@respectmyregion.com.

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Do Not Miss Seattle’s Most Stoned Emcees at Nectar Lounge

This September 27th, in celebration of winning Seattle’s Best Online Publication award, our friends at Respect My Region are co-hosting the first local music and cannabis event open to the community. RMR and Northwest Leaf (Magazine) have partnered to bring Seattle the first-ever cannabis & music event open to the public.

Our partnership with Respect My Region, and their’s with NW Leaf, aims to bring the lifestyle of their website and magazine to reality. This event is all about connecting people and music in a new and exciting way. Alongside the longest running cannabis magazine on the West Coast, the GreenRush team worked with RMR to book some of the best hip-hop acts Seattle has to offer. Gifted Gab, Kung Foo Grip, Yodi Mac, and WebbWavvy were booked as the night’s entertainment.

RMR x NW Leaf ‘Seattle’s Most Stoned Emcees Playlist:

We’ve strategically assembled an artist lineup that represents the upcoming Northwest music scene in both rhyme-spitting and cannabis consumption. Gifted Gab and Kung Foo Grip are well-known throughout Seattle. Yodi Mac is buzzing in Tacoma and Eastern Washington and Webbwavvy has South Seattle rocking with him.

Each of these artists brings a little extra something to the table and is known for consuming quantities of quality cannabis. This generation of artists is doing all of the right things to represent their cities, the culture, and their brand. Join GreenRush, Respect My Region, and each of the performers at Nectar Lounge on September 27th for a night filled with premium cannabis.

Check out the digital magazine here (or your local pot shop all month!)

For guest list, please submit your information using the form below. This does not guarantee entry as we anticipate the night to be at capacity.

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