A Toast to Wellness

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With the ever-expansion of the cannabis industry, companies outside of the culture have taken interest in the possibilities and reliefs that medical marijuana presents. Out of the lists of those interested, some might take you by surprise, such as the titan of a corporation, manufacturer, retailer, and marketer Coca Cola. With CBD (cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive component) as the focus, this dominating force in the beverage world was having talks with the Canadian cannabis company Aurora Cannabis about having a drink infused with CBD. Afterwards, there was a reported statement from Coca Cola:

“We have no interest in marijuana or cannabis. Along with many others in the beverage industry, we are closely watching the growth of non-psychoactive CBD as an ingredient in functional wellness beverages around the world. The space is evolving quickly. No decisions have been made at this time.”

"High Time" never seemed more appropriate for what we’ve got in store for you

High time- The appropriate time for something; also, past the appropriate time. A definition that suits this situation in all ways. This situation, is that I’m sure you have not seen all of the amazing, premium flower, oil, topicals, etc. that we have gotten in recently!! If you haven’t been by lately, you may be missing out on vendors such as House of Cultivar, WAM OIL, Gabriel, Exotikz, Green Revolution, Top Shelf, Green Light Baked Goods, and other fantastic vendors. You only need to go to one place for all of your cannabis related needs (with a knowledgeable and relatable staff)

Say Hello To Burnwell Cannabis Co!

   Here at WICC we have a large selection of premium, top shelf products. Every now and then we like to shine a spotlight on these amazing vendors! Have you every heard of Burnwell Cannabis Co?

   Well these Eastside growers pride themselves on producing "cannabis without compromise." The main elements they believe will give you guys the greatest flower possible is simple; Sun, soil, and soul! Their beliefs are all about being sustainable. Their facilities have specially engineered technology that lets them harness natural sunlight to offset lamps, which means they only use a fraction of the electricity used by other growers in the state. Did you know 4% of the electricity usage in Washington State is from cannabis growers!? We didn't either until we talked to these guys!

 A quick picture from inside Burnwell's state of the art facility.

A quick picture from inside Burnwell's state of the art facility.

  Burnwell really likes to use growing practices that conserve our planet's resources. They try to make the smallest environmental footprint possible by recycling and reusing every they can including, their water and soil. What is even crazier is Burnwell has managed to recycle nearly 100% of these resources from the day they started! 

   Want to learn more about this amazing sustainable cannabis? You can check out their website at www.burnwellco.com and you can come grab some of this soul filled flower from us any day of the week!

Thank you Burnwell Cannabis Co. for educating us and being apart of the WICC family!



Women Outside of The Box

Stoners are such burn outs right? And women belong in the kitchen correct? So wrong! Women are leading the way in the cannabis movement. This is the first billion dollar industry that is mainly run by women. Even moms are openly talking about their marijuana use! 

When it comes to policy reforms and marijuana legalization, it is mainly women that are shaking things up behind the scenes! Check out the link below and learn about these amazing ganja goddesses!

Thanks Wikileaf for the great story!


Bong Confusion

Maybe you are new to the cannabis world and have no idea why people use bongs or maybe you just have had no desire to give these "water pipes" a shot. Well we are here to teach you how to use these strange things! Check out the link below before you load that bowl and learn the best way to use a bong and why its beneficial...you know in case you don't know.


Meet Your Grower: Western Cultured

   Arlington may be a ferry ride away for us here on Whidbey Island, but it is home to one of our favorite producer/processors, Western Cultured. This tight nit crew likes to ask its consumers, how do you light up the moment? During our tour we asked Brianna Hughes what sets them apart from the rest of the producers in Washington. Her response was exactly what we love to hear from our vendors, “ Western Cultured is not just a brand, it's who we are & what we do. It's a lifestyle that we are proud to represent and we want to share west coast cannabis and our passion with the whole world. We work with growers who grow the most flavorful, hand crafted flower with responsibility and love. We are the first recreational cannabis company to educate it's consumers about the flavor and aroma (terpenes) of this plant and how that effects the high you experience.”

    As we continued on we asked what was so unique about their growing process. Western Cultured growers use coco fiber with Pearlite added for drainage and aeration to the root zone. They mix that in with a proprietary blend of nicronutrients that are broken down over the life of the plant aided by natural beneficial root bacteria and fungi. Sounds very scientific but at the end of the day this crew knows how to produce amazing, clean tasting cannabis. From that cannabis they product premium prerolled joints and extracts. Their most popular strain is the Seatown Lemon Haze strain that is not only selling out here on Whidbey Island but all over Seattle as well.


   Where does Western Cultured see their brand in the next year? They see themselves Partnering with more top notch producers and processors. They can't seem to keep up with the demand! Great problem to have but they would ideally like to have nearly every store in the state selling the Seatown Lemon Haze strain, to do that they need more production of this strain. They would also like to see the brand represented in the other recreational states like Oregon & Alaska. More involvement community events. Most importantly is by next year they would like to be one of the top sources of cannabis flower education to both the retail shops and the end users. 

    This industry is always moving forward so we had to ask Brianna the question, where do you see the industry in the next couple years? She responded with “Growing! This is still the wild west, hard to imagine just a few years ago we were still hiding and now we can't imagine putting this industry back into the closet. It's easy to become acclimated but every day we are appreciative to have the opportunity to show we are true entrepreneurs and some of the hardest working people in business.  We look forward to this industry becoming more mature and Western Cultured leading the pack.” We look forward to seeing where Western Cultured ends up and how much further this partnership between us can go! Let us know your favorite Western Cultured strain and tell us how you light up the moment?