What exactly are cannabinoids and how do they help your body?
Cannabinoids are compounds that keep our bodies in balance. Our bodies create them naturally, and the cannabis plant creates very close imitations of these compounds. Cannabinoids facilitate the communication between the cells in our body to preserve the internal state of balance. So when we use cannabis, we are helping the function of our endocannabinoid system and amplifying the body’s ability to bring things back into proper order.
Cannabinoids work in concert with terpenes and other compounds to create specific effects on the body. The combinations of cannabinoids and terpenes give different strains their unique qualities, such as making you more alert, elated, focused, relaxed, or sleepy. Also, you’ll find products where cannabinoids appear in different ratios to each other to create different ranges of effects.
Cupid left a big bouquet of fragrant flowers on the doorstep at our Sonoma County dispensary, in Sebastopol.
We love the idea of a marijuana inspired Valentine’s Day, but then again who doesn’t? Adult recreational use is now legal in California just in time for the holiday. This means our Sonoma County dispensary can sell to everyone over 21 which certainly opens a whole new world of gift giving!
To kickstart your Valentine’s Day shopping we created a gift guide for the marijuana enthusiast in your life. We think you’ll get lots of great ideas to light their fire!
Cannabis Workshop, Led by Solful’s Eli Melrod, Draws Big Crowds at Senior Centers in Sonoma County.
Our friends at Sonoma West did an amazing article on our recent involvement with the senior community. A trend that Eli can attest to, is that Sonoma County seniors are incredibly interested cannabis education.
“One-third of our customers are 60 plus,” said Eli Melrod, “We kind of designed it with that demographic in mind.”
Eli presented his “Let’s Talk Cannabis” workshop at the Sebastopol Senior Center and Oakmont last month. Read Sonoma West’s article on Sonoma County seniors and cannabis.
“We want to be an important part of the communities we serve. We cater to mainstream consumers who want to improve their physical and mental health.”
…he’s helping shape one of the fastest-growing industries around: legal cannabis.
Staff members ask questions: “What are you trying to achieve with cannabis? Do you have any ailments? Have you used cannabis before? If so, did you smoke? Vape? Use edibles, topicals or tinctures? Most importantly, how did it affect you?”
There’s no hard sell. As with a store like Patagonia — one of the founders’ inspirational brands — the emphasis is on education and information. Farmers, health professionals and manufacturers are invited in, to give and see live demonstrations.
Sebastopol is first in county to allow adult-use sales and permits for cannabis.
January 1st, 2018 will be the first day in history that anyone over twenty-one years old can legally buy cannabis products in Sonoma County. Tonight the Sebastopol City Council voted to allow adult use sales and permits to its existing two dispensaries, Solful and SPARC.
In celebration, Solful will host an End of Prohibition Celebration on Monday, January 1st from 11 am to 7 pm. Those 21 years and older are welcome, and no medical cannabis card is required. Solful will remain a medical cannabis dispensary, so those 18 and older with a medical cannabis card can also attend. Read full article
Conscious cannabis takes biodiversity lesson from vineyards.
November 21, 2017
When most people think about cannabis cultivation, it conjures up an image of a warehouse filled with rows of plants growing under the glow of artificial light. The operation consumes electricity. A lot of it. And the carefully controlled growing environment feels more like an industrial manufacturing facility. Read the full article.