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?

100% Organic

 Do you want organic? Gold Leaf is the only producer on our shelves which is 100% organically grown. This small grow operation is a family affair with the majority of their crew coming from the small corners of Hawaii. Gold Leaf runs their company with a Hawaiian family approach and it definitely seems to be working for them. They use handcrafted soils amended with natural teas, beneficials, and nutrients which maximize microbial life. The clean organic scent can be smelled all the way to the core of the buds. With their main experience being in the medicinal cannabis industry, Gold Leaf believes by providing safe, high quality cannabis to its users they can slowly start to heal the world. Come in today and check their product out, including their high CBD strain Kava. Experience what organic feels like.

http://goldleafgardens.com/ 

Meet Our Sister, Queen Anne Cannabis Co.

If you are in the Seattle area be sure to check out our sister store, Queen Anne Cannabis Company. This shop has a ton to offer for its size. With a nice, friendly staff you will be sure to find exactly what your looking for. Their selection includes 100% staves to 100% indicas and more edibles then you know what to do with. Are you looking for something stronger, like a concentrate? Yep! they have that too. Be sure to stop in at 312 West Republican Street and tell them Whidbey Island Cannabis Company sent you. 

 

Sorry Inslee, Got Vetoed

It wasnt too long ago that it was reported that Governor Inslee Vetoed the bill to legalize industrial hemp for research purposes, along with 26 other bills. However it has just been reported that the legislature overturned the governor's ruling and have put the bill into law!

Check out the full story below and let us know what you think! 

thejointblog.com/wa-legislature-overrides-governors-veto-of-hemp-bill/

Clinton to the rescue! Well Maybe Not...

Hilary Clinton is now on a new campaign that is pushing for marijuana to be moved from a schedule one classification to a schedule two classification. This move would allow researchers to do further medical research with marijuana. Seem great right? Well she is a little late to the game. Numerous groups have tried to get this act to happen. Check out the full story at the link below and let us know what you think!

http://hightimes.com/read/schedule-ii-not-so-fast-hillary