It’s no secret that business has had a difficult year. At least 85 eateries in San Francisco have shuttered. Relatives from all over the country are contacting to inquire about the alleged “San Francisco Exodus” of former downtown employees. The local arts scene is nearing the end of its life.
Fortunately, our right to spend our money on legal marijuana was preserved. Cannabis companies were designated vital, and while an online dispensary shuttered (including the medical-era Urban Pharm, which is now closed), the bulk have remained open. While smoking and vaping are still illegal at cannabis lounges as a result of Covid-19, some, such as Posh Green Boutique, now allow you to sit and eat an edible. Even while the usual 4/20 festivities at Hippie Hill have been canceled again this year, a few outdoor activities have been approved, such as the High, San Francisco! cannabis-themed scavenger hunt on April 17th.
Whether you intend to get together with your pandemic pod or just spend the day in front of the TV, 2021 will undoubtedly be a year to honor what the herb has given us. After all, impulsively purchased pre-rolls spared us from many a night of pandemic boredom. Back pain caused by our shoddy home office equipment was relieved by cannabis-infused salves and lotions. Three-hour Zoom meetings were made bearable thanks to discreet, low-dose edibles. Our pandemic fears were held at bay by soothing tinctures.
So roll up a joint and take a deep breath out. The nicest part about a stoner’s vacation is that you can make it as relaxing, thrilling, or social as you want it to be. To assist you on your journey, here are some of the top products, dispensaries, delivery, and excursions accessible within a couple hours’ drive of the Golden Gate Bridge.
In the Bay Area, there are a number of high-end cannabis dispensaries and delivery services.
Stiiizy, the city’s first Latina-owned cannabis dispensary, is sleek and ideally positioned in San Francisco’s upscale shopping hotspot Union Square. It is the brainchild of social justice program proprietor Cindy De La Vega.
Cannabis was just labeled an “essential” business in California, which is good news for daily smokers and occasional smokers both. The trip to the dispensary became a monthly ritual, and the kind faces of neighborhood budtenders and delivery drivers became familiar faces. These are some of the greatest dispensaries and delivery services in the Bay Area that have been meeting our needs for the past year, providing some of the most opulent items accessible.
Cookies is a household name in the cannabis industry, and the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood near Golden Gate Park is an ideal site for a dispensary. Fortunately, Berner’s on Haight has both the supply and the location, as it sits on the corner of Cole and Haight and regularly stocks more than 50 distinct cultivars. Shawn Richard, the company’s CEO, and creator, is most proud of his “equity shelf,” a collection of flower, vape, and edibles products created by other social equity entrepreneurs. Posh Green Cannabis Boutique, the first dispensary in San Francisco managed by a Black woman, boasts a trendy shop and prioritizes wellness with their own in-house CBD line. After being forced to postpone its official launch due to the epidemic, they’ll have a “Community Appreciation Event” on 4/20/21.
For more information, follow them on Instagram. Despite the fact that smoking lounges are still a forbidden pleasure, the Vapor Room has a meticulously curated flower selection that may be the best in the city pound-for-pound. It’s where we get our IC Collective flower—the only authentic, Grateful Dead-approved Chem Dog on the market—as well as the best sun-grown flower and the most up-to-date luxury foods. SPARC still encourages clients to order online for pickup or delivery to limit the number of people in the store, but it’s worth it. In addition to having their own vertically integrated farm operations, they have made a concerted effort to support and promote exceptional social equity brands like Nina Parks’ Gift of Doja, which is owned by the San Francisco Cannabis Oversight Committee. The Green Cross is your jam if you’re a germaphobe—and who isn’t these days? They’ve taken pandemic preparedness seriously since before the initial shelter-in-place order, and mask-wearing and social separation are tightly enforced.
If you’re heading back to work, check out the new Stiiizy location in Union Square, a pleasant, community-oriented shop with one of the largest vape and edible selections in the area. The store’s co-owner, Cindy De La Vega, is supported by the city’s social equity program and has made a name for herself as a community organizer with United Playaz, a violence-prevention and youth-development organization. Working from home and never going into town these days? Order live resin pods in Gold Wedding Cake x Watermelon Z for home delivery ($30, available at Eaze) to get a sample of the Stiizy label. It’s not short-term memory loss if you’ve been shocked by the amount of new Apothecarium locations opening up around the Bay Area (in the Castro, Marina, and SoMa).
They’re owned by TerrAscend, one of the most profitable cannabis firms in Canada, and they’re fast expanding across the region. Their prominence also entails that they have one of the most diverse and well-stocked options in San Francisco. Barbary Coast is always one of the first dispensaries to carry a new product when it hits the market. Come in to see the newest edibles, eighths, and vapes on the market. Urbana, a hip cannabis shop with locations in the Inner Richmond and Mission Districts, transforms stoners into cannaisseurs. This dispensary never stocks “bottom shelf” products, so if you don’t have time to do your homework ahead of time, you may be assured that anything from Urbana is a safe bet.
BAY OF EAST
Cookies Oakland is the top brand’s flagship Bay Area location—and also delivers to “most” of the East Bay. It is located in a downtown facility once used by legalization legend Oaksterdam University. Call ahead to see if your hidden hideaway in the hills isn’t quite as hidden as you thought. Alphonso “Tucky” Blunt’s semi-eponymous Blunts+Moore is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily and is conveniently positioned near Oakland freeways. The original Harborside (1840 Embarcadero, Oakland) is still receiving regular shipments from its 47-acre farm in Monterey County, as well as from every aspiring flower producer in Northern California, and bringing everything to you. They’ve even dedicated a whole grow room to clones, just in time for this year’s growth season. Hi Fidelity continues to provide one of the largest collections in the Bay Area, featuring Emerald Cup winners as well as hard-to-find boutique and artisan items. The dab bar is closed, but Magnolia is open and licensed as a registered nurse. Barbara Blaser, the renowned cannabis nurse, is available by phone or FaceTime to help you figure out what will help you relax the most. Farmacy, founded by cannabis activist Sue Taylor, likewise provides outstanding service, stressing education and a warm environment where no inquiries are inappropriate.
BAY OF SOUTH
Airfield Supply Co. is the place to go this 4/20 if you’re concerned about the quantity of plastic wrapping you accumulate when purchasing cannabis. Airfield is asking clients to bring in as much plastic cannabis garbage as possible during the week coming up to Easter, April 13th through April 20th, so that the dispensary can transform it into diesel fuel with the help of recycling innovator Resynergi. With any purchase of $25 or more, consumers will receive a redeemable ticket for a variety of delicacies, vape cartridges, and pre-rolled joints. Kind Peoples is worth a stop if one of your weekend road trips takes you to Santa Cruz. The Soquel location not only has a large selection of seeds and clones that are hard to come by in the Bay Area, but they also have a long list of buy-one-get-one deals on cannabis eighths, vapes, and edibles. With sites in Moss Landing and Salinas, East of Eden frequently offers enough product discounts to fill one whole web page. However, it’s their extract assortment that keeps us going back, with both dabbing extracts and a variety of powdery hash to dust atop your bowls and joints. Customers who spend $10 to $150 on items will win lottery tickets for amazing prizes as part of their tiered 4/20 contest. A Marley Natural bong is the main prize.
COUNTRY OF MARIN + WINE
The CBC Marin Alliance remains the only brick-and-mortar dispensary in Marin County, as it has been since the 1990s. The delivery service is for anybody 21 and up, however walk-ins are solely for medical reasons. Riverside Wellness Collective is well-known to those of us who have been fortunate enough to experience a Russian River escape. When you’re in a hurry, online rapid purchasing is suggested, but their membership also includes access to coworking and event facilities. Harvest House of Cannabis is open for business as usual, although it is one of the few dispensaries that still solely offers curbside pickup. It’s worth the trip to Humanity Wellness if you enjoy Talking Trees’ low-cost, high-quality cannabis. They often stock top-shelf brands like Seven Leaves, Cookies, and Wonderbrett at unbelievable pricing, in addition to Talking Trees.
DELIVERIES BASED ON THE INTERNET AND APPLICATIONS
The rise in popularity of all things delivery, including cannabis, has been hastened by social alienation. Customers can order practically any product available on the California market from top-tier dispensaries in the Bay Area, which often have the largest selections. With its extensive selection, speedy delivery times, and unprecedented coverage area, Eaze is the most consistent delivery company in the smartphone-hailed weed delivery game following its original entrance a half-decade ago. You might as well not exist if you can’t get Eaze delivered to you. Caliva, a statewide delivery service with a vast assortment of sungrown flower, edibles, and social equity businesses, is Eaze’s main competitor (they also just opened a deli-themed dispensary in SoCal, if you ever make the trip south). Their colorfully packaged sungrown flower, topos, is always fun and never stuffy—though they also carry a wide choice of other brands, like Jay-premium Z’s cannabis brand Monogram if you’re feeling posh. If you reside in Marin County, you must learn about Nice Guys Delivery, which has locations from Bolinas to the Sausalito dock. They’re still one of the few vendors that gives first-time patients a 25% discount and has a constantly changing list of buy-one-get-one specials on their website. Bud.com is fully invested in the CBD market.
Packs of smokes, full-spectrum tincture, and gummies are the cornerstones of its CBD hemp line, although THC items, including as Dosist vape pens and Chong’s Choice party joints, are accessible throughout most of the state. If you wish to share the CBD love with your pets, they have CBD therapies on hand. Women-founded, women-run Sava has a carefully curated range of cannabis to dazzle. This delivery service, hands down, has the best wellness selection in the Bay Area if you’re looking for creams to relieve your aches and pains. They also stock some of the best small-batch craft items, including: Rose offers rosin-laced Turkish treats produced by a Michelin star chef, as well as Cosmic View’s whole-plant infused olive oil tinctures. C.R.A.F.T. is the first and last call when only the best bloom will suffice.
Find IC Collective, Alien Labs, and Connected, in addition to their own renowned strains. The Baker’s eighths, which are $45 ounces of mixed sativa, hybrid, or indica nugs picked for infusing your own oils and butters at home, are their most entertaining deal. You’re dialing 1-800-CANNABIS on your Weden phone calls. The following selections are based on the desired outcome: Sleep? Party? Is it McLovin’ time yet? The latter carries on the legacy of Lady Chatterley’s, the brand’s foremother. CaliXpress’ lane is known for having the “greatest value marijuana available.” CaliXpress presents itself as a “grocery store” rather than a “treat yourself” extravagance, which holds a lot of promise in these critical times. Ganja Goddess was started by a woman who felt uneasy visiting most dispensaries in California, and with good reason: the ogling and “bro” culture of some cannabis dispensaries may be excessive. Despite the fact that Ganja Goddess is an online delivery service, they place a strong emphasis on education and customer service, with patient customer service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phone. Ganja Goddess is the place to go if you’re looking for high-end edibles or health goods and need a little assistance deciding.
Edibles and Drinks Made with Artisanal Cannabis
Is it possible to cook with cannabis? Potli’s marijuana-infused olive oil is still the best.
As we re-enter the real world, tactful eating is once again the order of the day. Fortunately, while we were all high watching Bridgerton last year, cannabis firms experimented with a variety of infusions to get us higher, faster, and in more delightful and imaginative ways. Before bed, have a quick-acting aperitif, sautéed veggies with THC olive oil, or rosin-infused chocolates. We’re in the midst of a cannabis edibles renaissance, and there’s never been a better time to enjoy it.
TO USE IN THE KITCHEN
Potli still takes the (olive oil) cake, despite the fact that other cannabis businesses have entered the cannabis olive oil game. If you need your olive oil to transcend state lines, they have a hemp-CBD type ($32), a THC-infused partnership with Aster Farms ($43), and, best of all, a CBD/THCA variation ($55) that keeps you sober while served cold and activates with THC when heated. If you’re suffering from seasonal allergies, their THC-, CBD-, and CBN-infused organic local honey ($35-$45) is the perfect throat soother. Pot D’Huile has created some delectable dishes with a little additional zing. Made with spicy, sour ingredients including Japanese plum, purple sweet potato, shiso, and koji, their CBD-infused Hot Sloth Hot Sauce ($36, available online) is great for pork or fruit. Their Loud Grandma CBD-infused Chili Crisp Oil ($29, available online) is a surprisingly authentic-tasting topper for noodles and meats, wrapped in an imitation take-out box. If you like Mexican food, FA Ninos’ Smoking Green Pot Sauce ($25, available at Stiiizy Union Square) offers all the tang of jalapeos, serranos, and garlic you’ll need to top tacos this summer.
SNACKS + CHOCOLATES
With their new limited-edition orange-blossom-flavored hash gummy, backed by old school hash gurus Biscotti Brands, just in time for 4/20 ($29, available at Harborside), industry-dominating gummy brand Plus has finally entered the premium whole-plant edible market. Do you prefer a more traditional boost? Plus’ sour watermelon Uplift candies ($18, available at Eaze) provide quick-acting effervescent sensations. Papa & Barkley’s hash-infused chocolates ($21) are as smooth as a Ghirardelli square and are loaded with calming, whole-plant cannabis that lifts you without the anxiousness that comes with edibles. Their hash-infused gummies, meanwhile, provide the perfect ecstatic Sunday afternoon high while also melting away the week’s aches and pains ($20, both available at Farmacy Berkeley). Wyld is the industry leader in gummies ($18), with 1:1 and high-CBD varieties, and also stands out with its blood-orange, sativa-enhanced white chocolates.
From Oregon but legally ported to California, Wyld is the industry leader in gummies ($18), with 1:1 and high-CBD varieties, and also stands out with its blood-orange, sativa-enhanced white chocolates (available at Posh Green, Urbana, and Project Cannabis). If you have to travel, relax with a handcrafted Mellows marshmallow dipped in THC-infused peppermint bark or CBD-rich brown-butter sage ($7, available at Vapor Room). Kiva Confections, founded in Oakland, has also entered the field of whole-plant edibles, and with good reason: Their Lost Farm line of fruit chews and gummies became a nationwide popularity after only a few weeks on the market. Enjoy the euphoric sativa high of Mimosa ($25, available on Ganja Goddess) by biting into a luscious peach-flavored gummy. Do you like chocolate? Order the Terra Almond Bites ($28, available at Eaze)—they have 5mg of THC and CBD each, so you won’t be able to eat just one. The new Kanha nano vegan gummy takes the guessing out of edibles by allowing effects to kick in within 10 minutes thanks to their proprietary nanoemulsion technology. These indica, sativa, and CBD gummies come in three flavors: Blood Orange Bliss, Luscious Lemon, and Serene Green Apple ($20, available at Posh Green Boutique). Dosist has you covered if you have any dietary limitations. Their new candies are vegan and gluten-free ($20, available on Sava) and have the same easy-to-understand titles as their vapes, such as Bliss and Calm.
Cannabis has progressed from the White Claw era to excellent fake liqueurs and mocktails, with infused drinks of all types now available (and your brain). Wunder comes first, with a line of low-dose, low-calorie sparkling seltzers that taste more like canned mocktails than sparkling juice. These beverages, which contain only 2mg THC, 2mg of THC’s less body-heavy relative Delta-8, and 4mg CBD, provide a subtle, social experience unlike anything else on the market ($20 for a four-pack, available on Sava). Somatik, the first-of-its-kind (and still the greatest) cannabis cold brew ($8, available on Sava), captures the combination of cannabis plus caffeine; the brand also provides THC coffee beans and CBD-rich goji berries, dubbed Sparks, in its collection. Kikoko built its name with a range of CBD and THC tea blends for all situations and events ($6 single-serve, $20 four-pack, $44 can of 10 at Hi Fidelity); the Marin-based firm now also sells honey shots, tinctures, and mints.
Because aperitifs are supposed to boost the appetite and mind before a meal, adding a little THC to your glass makes perfect sense. Artet, on the other hand, is the only cannabis aperitif brand currently available, with a floral faux liqueur containing 2.5mg THC per serving ($50 per bottle, available at Posh Green Boutique). Because hops and cannabis are so closely related, Lagunitas’ Hi Fi Hops is widely regarded as one of the best weed drinks available. Try the Posh Green Boutique’s 18:1 CBD:THC sparkling water ($8). Want to get a buzz without the alcohol? Grab a Cann Social Tonic—these sparkling waters contain 2mg THC and 4mg CBD and come in a variety of flavors, including ginger lemongrass.
This year, in honor of 4/20, the company collaborated with the delivery service Sava to create a special lime basil taste ($5-$18, accessible on Sava). A word of caution: Cannabinoids in most drinks absorb more efficiently in the body than cannabinoids in most edibles, making them slightly stronger per milligram. As the old stoner adage goes, start low (dose) and work your way up. Your cravings may be too particular for a pre-made beverage at times. Purejuana, an all-natural, rapid-onset powder that comes in convenient 10mg packets, may be used to infuse your own drinks. Better yet, the cannabinoids are strain-specific, allowing you to select the perfect effect to complement your favorite cocktails ($30, available at Barbary Coast).
COOKBOOKS + RECIPES
Over the last year, almost everyone has become more interested in cooking, whether by choice or necessity. If you’re looking for new recipes to explore, the cannabis cookbook category continues to expand, offering an endless number of meal and dessert alternatives that you may make at home. In Edibles: Small Bites for the Modern Cannabis Kitchen, Stephanie Hua, founder of Mellows and a San Franciscan, and Coreen Carroll, executive chef of Cannasseur Series, reveal all their secrets. The book provides a guidebook for novice chefs as well as thoughtful entertainers, with instructions on how to produce 30 low-dose delicacies.
Chef Cheri Sicard believes that experimenting with cannabis in the kitchen should be a regular occurrence. She also understands that faking the active ingredient is a recipe for catastrophe, which is why her Easy Cannabis Cookbook includes dose guidance, a 101-level explanation, and 60 recipes perfect for weeknight dinners and lazy brunches. If you want to keep your bar cart stocked and mix cocktails at home, “Herb Somm” Jamie Evans’ new book Cannabis Drinks will show you how to make THC and CBD drinks using pre-made tinctures or honey, as well as home-infused simple syrups. The Ginger Rabbit, prepared with THC honey, fresh carrot, ginger, and lemon juice, will keep you blissed out throughout the summer.
Vapes, Cartridges, and Concentrates of the Highest Quality
The new Pax Era Life vape is available in four colors and is even more compact and sleek than prior generations.
There is a time and a place for each manner of cannabis use. Edibles are ideal for lengthy treks or movie marathons, joints are ideal for socializing, and bongs are ideal for going all-in. When it comes to discretion, though, nothing beats vaping. It’s tempting to keep one in your pocket at all times, with little smell, a quick, potent onset, and a similar appearance to nicotine vapes. For your on-the-go vaping needs, these are the best cartridges and technology.
DISPOSABLES AND CARTRIDGES
Friendly Farms’ exotic pure live resin cartridges ($36 per half gram, available at Hi Fidelity) are hard to beat for the ultimate top-shelf experience. They regularly cooperate with other big-name brands like Connected, Wonderbrett, and Seven Leaves, and are known as much for their community-first approach as for their premium concentrates. / Raw Garden has established itself as an industry standard for a reason: they’re reliable and likely provide the finest value for money. The cartridges are made up of a mix of whole-plant live resin and distillate, and they provide many of the same benefits as top-shelf extracts at a lower cost. You’ll never go back to your post-work glass of wine if you pick up a 3 Bears OG half gram cart ($35/half gram, $60/gram, available at The Green Cross).
If you’re searching for heavy-hitting high, whole-plant extracts like live resin, sauce, and rosin are a must, but Eden’s diamond distillate cartridges are the most premium distilled THC oil money can buy. The oil is so pure that it’s clear, and it’s delivered through a proprietary mouthpiece that delivers a smoother hit than typical ($45, available at East of Eden). Jetty Extracts’ high potency cartridges are made with sustainable farming techniques and industry-leading hydrocarbon extraction. A gram of the Gold Pineapple Express ($50, sold at Eaze) can transport you to a tropical paradise.
Dosist was founded in Humboldt County, and its plant science–based compositions are “chemically developed to help people feel a specific way—calm, sleepy, pain relief—without getting high,” according to the company. The brand’s patented technology, on the other hand, is crucial: These pens buzz in your fingers and turn off after you’ve puffed the right amount of “dosage.” The pens, which were previously exclusively available in a disposable format, are now available in a rechargeable version. Even better, the brand has recently branched out into live resin, allowing you to combine premium technology with top-tier concentrates ($40-$100, available at SPARC).
We understand: You’re a seasoned pro. You need potency as soon as possible and as cleanly as feasible. You don’t care if it wears off in an hour or two—quick, potent highs are the name of the game when you’ve got things to do. You want the Heavy Hitters full-gram cartridges, with full flavor and effect ($60, available at Magnolia Oakland). Brite Labs, based in Oakland, is known for its clean cannabis and was one of the first to be certified safe and devoid of the lethal ingredient Vitamin E acetate, which is blamed for the 2019 vape disaster. When you see the Brite Labs label on Pax Era pods and standard pen cartridges ($30-$50, available at Urbana), take a deep breath and relax. For the finest value, Circles ($15/half gram, $25/gram, available at Eaze) is hard to beat ($15/half gram, $25/gram, available at Eaze). The quality of their sauce cartridges, particularly the Forbidden Fruit type, is comparable to cartridges that cost $20 more.
Concentrates used to be reserved for the most dedicated stoners, owing to their intensity and the fact that vaping them usually necessitated the use of a blow torch. Refillable vape pens, such as the Puffco Plus ($89), making it simple to experience the purest concentrates in manageable dosages. Guild Extracts, situated in Oakland, provides one of the largest variety, including oils that target specific cannabinoids. For a functional and comparatively subtle body high, try their distilled Delta-8 ($45, available at Barbary Coast). We all need a good dose of CBD now and then, whether it’s after a difficult workout or a long day at work. Blessed Extracts’ Emerald Cup-winning Suzie Q CBD concentrate ($38, available at Hi Fidelity) will take care of you. Doc Green’s, a Berkeley-based artisan rosin-maker, is hard to beat on evenings when you’re trying to break loose. Their solventless extracts are created as pure and authentic to the plant as possible, so you receive all the benefits of smoking without the smoke ($66, available on Sava).
POWER OF THE FLOWER
Pax is the result of the same lab that produced you a certain well-known teen product, but it has none of the stigma and all of the creative genius. The new Pax Era Life ($35, pax.com) comes in three colors in addition to the original black, and it’s even smaller and sleeker than the previous Pax Era versions. The Hydrology9 NX from Cloudious9, a Bay Area hardware firm, is the finest way to experience extracts and flower without a flame. Put the small water pipe in its handy carrying bag and you’ll be ready for any West Coast road trip, no matter how long you’re gone ($300, cloudious9.com). Do you simply want to roll a J? Everyday’s quarter-ounce of Mandarin Cookies ($105, available at Eaze) is a great everyday toke.
Tinctures, Topicals, and More for Cannabis Wellness
With a ylang ylang–scented, cannabis-infused bath bomb from Life Elements, you can say goodbye to workaday stress.
Self-care has never been more crucial than it is now, with the conditions around us altering so drastically. For many of us, that means pampering and spa days at home, and there’s no better companion for a day of relaxation than cannabis-infused wellness items that amp up the relief.
Papa & Barkley is known for their topicals, but in addition to balms and patches, they also sell tinctures in high CBD, 3:1, and 1:1 CBD:THC ratios ($45-$90; hemp-based CBD products can be ordered online and shipped directly from papaandbarkley.com). Drop a dropper full of Cosmic View’s Slumber tincture ($62, available on Sava), a 4:1 ratio of THC:CBD with additional skullcap, chamomile, and valerian for a restful night’s rest. The Emerald Cup’s first-place winner is Chemistry’s Lady Benbow 10:1 CBD-rich tincture ($50, available at Caliva). Full-spectrum cannabis extract, steam-distilled terpenes, and organic MCT oil are responsible for its medicinal qualities. If you need to ease daytime anxiety but find that CBD makes you sleepy, Juna’s Balance CBD drops ($60, available at juna-world.com) are meant to keep you clear-headed and awake despite the extra sense of calm.
BALMS + OILS + LOTIONS
Hand-dosed, broad-spectrum CBD bath bombs from Life Elements ($14-$28, available at lifeelements.com) melt away the day. Nothing cures post-workout muscle soreness better than a soak in a frothy, ylang ylang–scented bath, as these bath bombs are marketed as “water-activated pain relief.” / Sweet Releaf’s Roll-on Body Oils, which come in “warm” and “cool” varieties, are like an IcyHot from another dimension ($22-$40, available at Sava). Cannabis is rife with essential oils—a terpene by any other name—and Sweet Releaf’s Roll-on Body Oils, which come in “warm” and “cool” varieties, are like an IcyHot from another dimension ($22-$40, available The Comfort Body Butter, which has been around since the Prop 215 days, is a favored pain reliever among industry veterans.
Mary’s Muscle Freeze ($44, available at Eaze) is a roller applicator that mixes CBD and menthol to relieve back pain. Quim’s collection of daily care products prioritize health over annoying scents if you need a little help managing yeast and bacteria in the down-there areas. By boosting blood flow, their lubricants, on the other hand, increase pleasure and libido in a healthy, transitory way ($48, available on Sava). Lord Jones is the ‘It’ brand for consumers looking for high-end, CBD-infused skin and body care. While the company is situated in Los Angeles, we applaud them for donating $300,000 worth of relaxing CBD products to healthcare personnel during the Covid-19 issue. Their high-CBD body lotion ($60), moisturizer ($75), and bath salts ($65) are normally available at FortyFiveTen (6540 Washington St., Yountville, fortyfiveten.com), and can also be purchased online at lordjones.com.
Northern California Cannabis Experiences
Papa & Barkley’s new spa, dispensary, and consumption lounge, created in conjunction with Humboldt Social, will be available soon.
Dee Dussault, an Oakland-based instructor known for her free-spirited Ganja Yoga workshops, was the first to bring the ancient combination of cannabis and yoga to the United States. She’s planning a day of “returning home to yourself” on April 20th, with a schedule of 20-minute yoga classes. Register here, then tune in on April 20th ($20, 11am to 5pm) for programming that includes therapeutic herb workshops, social justice programs, and even some sexy yoga lessons. Dussault’s online cannabis-enhanced yoga lessons are also available ($30 for 12 monthly classes; ganjayoga.com).
TRIPS ON THE ROAD THAT ARE EASY
Though the CDC still does not recommend foreign travel, this stage of the pandemic is ideal for checking every road trip off your bucket list. Fortunately, the world-famous Emerald Triangle has enough activities to keep you busy for the entire summer. Combine all of NorCal’s marvels with Humboldt Cannabis Tours’ new Weed and Wine tour ($220, includes tasting and lunch), a local favorite that has been offering some of the greatest full-day and half-day cannabis farm tours since 2015 ($220, includes tasting and lunch). This Hopland stop is dedicated to education and is still known as the Solar Living Institute, but it will be renamed when it reopens this summer with the help of its new owners, the sustainable cannabis brand Flow Kana. The institute will reopen with workshops on sustainable cannabis growing techniques, as well as the value of solar energy and self-sufficiency.
If you prefer to rough it, book a three-night glamping retreat at Sol Spirit Retreats in Willow Creek, where each luxurious bell tent includes real beds, a private bath house, farm to table meals, a trip rafting down the Trinity River, and a tour of the outdoor Sol Spirit Farm ($450-$800/three nights). For a quick escape, take a fun and informative bus tour of the Emerald Triangle to see the ideal weather and growth conditions that have made it renowned.
Emerald Farm Tours is combining a historic tour of San Francisco with a cannabis farm tour in Hopland for one day only on 4/20/21 ($395), replete with a catered lunch, CBD mocktails, and a munchie-filled celebration at 4:20pm. The Mendocino Experience Cannabis Farm Tour in Hopland is an excellent day excursion for those interested in learning more about the cannabis industry. Their tour includes all aspects of greenhouse horticulture, including light deprivation, commercial nursery propagation, compliance, and distribution. Guests can select between wine tasting, bud tasting, or an off-the-beaten-path trek through the Mendocino County Redwoods ($420 for two people) in the afternoon.
The soft opening of Papa & Barkley’s new luxury day spa, dispensary, consumption lounge, and food truck will take place on April 20th at the brand’s Eureka, California headquarters. The new lifestyle site, dubbed Papa & Barkley Social, is a collaboration with Humboldt Social, a network of Humboldt County businesses dedicated to cannabis hospitality, and is set to debut on May 6th. The day spa will be the highlight of the event, with a selection of cannabis-infused massages and beauty treatments to leave you feeling completely relaxed. Visit cannabistourismca.org for the most up-to-date information about Emerald Triangle tourism.
If you’re not quite ready to cross county lines, come celebrate 4/20 with the High, San Francisco! Collective High is hosting a scavenger hunt ($50) on April 17th. Prizes include an Omura vaporizer, a dozen Mellows marshmallows, and Pop-Up Potcorn for the contestants who interpret all the riddles the fastest. Culinary adventures, farm trips, and fashion events are presently populating Collective High’s summer and fall calendars. Join their mailing list to stay informed about upcoming events.