Tag: Marijuana

“The Sweeties” A Kind Review by Janice Garrett

Farm: Frontier Farms
Strain: “The Sweeties”

“The Sweeties” by Frontier Farms.
Photo: Janice Garrett

Looking to feel refreshed and on top of the world? Stop in Kind Leaf and take a whiff of “The Sweeties” and you’ll be captivated instantly.

Frontier Farms cultivation methods brought out the ultra-strong, extremely pungent fuel-and-cookies terpene profile.

A mastermind collaboration project featuring Archive Seed Bank and Kush for Breakfast, worked to cross The White, Tahoe OG, and GSC, that was then bred with Face Off Bx1.

The smooth hits of this sticky flower will not disappoint even the pickiest cannabis connoisseur. Expect to feel creative, relaxed, and even slightly aroused as you enjoy the lift from this indica dominate hybrid. “The Sweeties” will put you on the fast track to feelin’ fine for hours at a time, so be sure not to leave her behind.

“The Sweeties” is currently available at $9.60 per gram at Kind Leaf, visit our Leafly menu to order for pick up.

Willamette Valley Alchemy: Partnered with Kind Leaf

Willamette Valley Alchemy is an award-winning, community-inspired, craft cannabis company based in the heart of Eugene, Oregon. As a locally owned, Oregon family business the founders take pride in providing Oregon Cannabis consumers with a large assortment of high-grade cannabis products from the ever-bearing Willamette Valley.

The Willamette Valley is a world renowned Mecca of agricultural abundance, offering some of the most fertile soil on the planet. This valley is known for producing Oregon’s finest grapes, hops and craft cannabis respected by all in the international cannabis community.

Willamette Valley Alchemy strives to set a standard of clean, connoisseur choice products derived from Cannabis cultivated by the top producers in the state. WVA ensures AAA grade by hand selecting raw materials from the source- small, respected family farms. From extracts and concentrates to edibles, you can expect consistency and quality. The minds behind this craft brand have a passion for educating the public as well, you can find their blog here.

Willamette Valley Alchemy works with top tier farms, respected for their hard-work and dedication to their craft. Collaborative farms include Yerba Buena, Fox Hollow Flora, Gnome Grown Organics and 7 Points Oregon.

Kind Leaf Pendleton has partnered with Willamette Valley Alchemy to be the exclusive provider of WVA products in the Pendleton, Oregon area.
Over three years, Kind Leaf and Willamette Valley have collaborated to bring a consistent supply of top-tier Oregon extracts and concentrates to Oregon residents and visitors that seek with the intention of experiencing a different definition of craft.

Prices for Willamette Valley products at Kind Leaf range from $25-$54 tax included. Currently on special you will find 40 different WVA craft concentrate and extract options as well as their Retreats Edibles choices in Indica, Sativa and Hybrid blend options. Visit our Leafly Pick-Up menu to order yours now.

Ask your budtender about Willamette Valley Alchemy products next time you visit Kind Leaf, find out what makes this brand unique in the realm of Oregon Cannabis extracts.

#BeKind



Kind Leaf
1733 SW Court Avenue
Pendleton, Oregon 97801

(541) 612-8588
www.kindleafpendleton.com

White Label Extracts: Partnered with Kind Leaf

Value | Quality | Consistency

White Label Extracts is an Oregon processor based in Eugene. In Pendleton, Oregon this brand stands out as a favorite. White Label produces all manner of cannabis extracts from Live Resin and Sugar Wax to Shatter and Honeycomb.

White Label specializes in light hydrocarbon extraction, utilizing butane and propane to produce BHO (Butane Hash Oil) and PHO (Propane Hash Oil) products for the Oregon recreational cannabis marketplace.

White Label uses lab grade solvents, at purity level of >99.5%. Before introducing these solvents into the extraction process, lab techs distill the solvents, resulting in a 99.9+ purity level. Once the extraction is completed, the product is put through a several day long vacuum purge protocol. Once purging is complete, all product are put through a rigorous, multi-step quality control process. This routine ensures that all product sold maintains the quality level the consumer has come to expect from White Label Extracts.

A phenomenal group of licensed Oregon Cannabis farms collaborate with White Label to provide a consistent supply of regularly revolving strains to choose from. Collaborative Farms are distinctly featured on the packaging, showcasing the producer who cultivated the strain found within. Farms such as Geek Farms, Applegate River Roots, Cloud Cover, Benson Elvis and Pistil Point.

White Label Farms cultivates premium quality indoor craft cannabis. You can find the high demand flower on select shelves across Oregon. Cultivars featured recently are Headband Sourdough, Chocolope and Dr. W. Kind Leaf is one of the select dispensaries who offer their flower. We are currently featuring Chocolope, a classic energetic Sativa. Chocolope is a blend of Chocolate Thai and Cannalope Haze bred by DNA Genetics.

Kind Leaf Pendleton has partnered with White Label Extracts to be the exclusive provider of White Label products in the Pendleton, Oregon area. Over the past three years, we have worked together to bridge the gap between producer and consumer, providing education, discussion and recommendations of White Label products to customers that care about quality, consistency and craft.

Prices for White Label products at Kind Leaf range from $24-$49 tax included. Currently on special you will find White 99 and Lava Cake running at a low of $14.50 per gram. Visit our Leafly Pick-Up to order yours now.

Ask your budtender about White Label Extracts next time you visit Kind Leaf, find out what sets them apart in the realm of Oregon Cannabis extracts.

#BeKind



Kind Leaf
1733 SW Court Avenue
Pendleton, Oregon 97801

(541) 612-8588
www.kindleafpendleton.com

Kind Leaf Pendleton Offers Leafly Pickup

Kind Leaf Pendleton

As the cannabis industry continues to evolve and blossom, so too has convenience of choosing the best method of consumption for each individual. The selection of cannabis brands and products to complement a consumer’s lifestyle has also grown exponentially.

Oftentimes, however, this convenience of choice and the large selection as some dispensaries leads to long wait times at, especially when everyone has the local shop after work or stocking up leading into the weekend. These peaks rushes are particularly bothersome for locals who are shopping their favorite location, and know what they want.

Selecting, purchasing, and enjoying the flower or cannabis product you chose should be a convenient and rewarding process from start to finish. Fortunately, more dispensaries are offering the ability to build your order online and pick it up in-store from an updated menu. This means letting you bypass the line so you can get in and out quickly and on with your day.

Kind Leaf Pendleton has partnered with Leafly and now offers Leafly Pickup, a convenient new service where consumers and medical marijuana patients can reserve their order online for free in-store pickup.

Simply visit the Kind Leaf Leafly menu, fill your cart with the products you love and place your order. A staff member will notify you when your order is ready for pick up. Staff will notify if substitutions or modifications need to be made. Enjoy ordering from the largest menu in the state of Oregon.

Be sure to leave a review on Leafly when you’re all done to let us know how we did!

Kind Leaf.

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Kind Leaf Budtenders Nominated for Awards

2019 Budtender Awards, Las Vegas, Nevada

LaRain Miller and Matt Brandhagen have moved on to the finalist stage of the 2019 Budtender Awards– hosted at The Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 11-12.

The Budtender Awards team created 9 Award categories which are referred to as the OG Awards. There are 5 finalists in each category. There were over 700 nominees! Finalists were announced August 30th on High Times’ 420 Live Instagram show.

Brandhagen, Resource Coordinator for Kind Leaf Pendleton has been nominated for the “Medallion Award.”

“I love working with cannabis because it provides so many options to help someone no matter what they may be dealing with. Customers come and put their faith in you to provide them with something to make their day better. When they come back to you happier than ever and they are thankful- That is what makes me happy.”
Matt Brandhagen
Kind Leaf Pendleton

Miller, Manager of Kind Leaf Pendleton has been nominated for the “Dazed and Infused award.”

“The joy I find in my job is out of this world. When I first started at Kind Leaf, I thought ‘Cool, I’m selling weed.’ As I started my journey I found this is more than just Weed, this is a plant that I can truly stand behind. From that moement on, I have just grown in the cannabis culture . Every day is something new, and my heart is filled with joy.”
LaRain Miller
Kind Leaf Pendleton

At Kind Leaf, our team feels honored that in total 5 Kind Leaf staff members were nominated for awards, and two made it to finals. This is such a cool moment for our shop and our community, as these two will be headed to Las Vegas this fall to represent Kind Leaf and Pendleton, Oregon!

#BeKind
Vote Today!

Vote here:  https://budtenderawards.com/nominate/

~Kind Leaf

Cannabis Cultivation Regions in Oregon

An “appellation” is a legally defined and protected geographical indication found on a wine label. The appellation indicates the wine’s origin and, often dictates a standard of quality. They are found in almost every wine growing region in the world. There are many other food products, such as cheese and teas, which also have appellations.

One man’s constant is another man’s variable.

— Alan Perlis

During the latter years of cannabis prohibition areas such as the Emerald Triangle and Southern Oregon became known for distinctive black market cannabis. Many connoisseurs could begin to rely on a certain quality when making a purchase from these regions. During the onset of medical cannabis programs, many other regions began cultivation and new recognized areas began to appear on the market. Oregon has world-famous cannabis, sought out by epicureans and aficionados much in the same way Oregon wine and micro-brews are.

Here in Oregon, we have an inimitable climate. Various regions of this state possess more than one climate type, also known as micro-climates. Each climate type will cause a strain to express its genetics differently, so strains cultivated across the state have wildly different representations depending on the region. Cannabis grown here can benefit from defining appellations or regions. Which in turn would benefit the small or craft cannabis farms.

Southern Oregon has many compact regions that are becoming well-known in dispensaries across the state such as Rogue Valley and Applegate Valley. These regions have a Mediterranean type of climate which provide ideal conditions for the cultivation of most any strain, it is known that long-flowering tropical sativas with Thai or Hawaiian lineage fare the best in these regions when compared other Oregon regions.

The coastal range has a very cool climate, and is an area that is primarily indoor farms due to the cold and moist climate many of the fast flowering sedative Indica varietals are chosen here. The air is cool enough to cause purpling of the leaves and buds of the plant; the flower hailing from this region of has a wide range of colors.  

The Willamette Valley is moist as well, but with a much warmer climate and very fertile soils. This area shows a great number of indoor as well as greenhouse and light deprivation operations. Many strains cultivated here are hybridized due to breeding and trading. This is the temperate area stretching from Eugene to northeast Portland.

Central Oregon sees many climates each week. The weather is ever changing so many choose to work with Afghani and Mazari based Indica varietals. Brave and highly experienced central Oregon farmers choose Sativa and Sativa dominant hybrids as the sun here is long and full, as is the summer, despite sometimes harsh weather changes.  

Eastern Oregon is high desert but brushed right up against the Blue mountains. The sun is hot and the winds are strong. Winter comes fast- and once the cold comes to Eastern Oregon it is very cold and sometimes lasts until late May. The unpredictable harshness as well as long hours of direct sun, Kush strains are favored here for shorter flowering times and stronger branches.

Learn more about your cannabis growing region by speaking to your local knowledgeable budtenders and attending cannabis focused conventions or seminars. Take notes on your favorite strains, ask what company cultivated your flower and where; many people begin to recognize specific traits, various flavors and aromas, flower structures and find that they have a commonly preferred region.

Finding which regions you enjoy the most can provide for a great opportunity for discovery and learning as well as help expedite your dispensary visit.

Brandon Krenzler
Kind Leaf Pendleton

Further Reading:

http://www.occnewspaper.com/oregon-cannabis-appellation-regions-a-proposal/

https://www.whaxy.com/learn/landrace-cannabis-strains

https://www.leafly.com/news/cannabis-101/the-cannabis-origin-what-is-a-landrace-strain

https://www.justice.gov/archive/ndic/pubs22/22486/appa.htm

http://www.wweek.com/cannabis/2016/10/04/are-growing-regions-the-next-defining-factor-for-the-oregon-cannabis-industry/

Cannabis Consumption for Beginners

In many instances, a negative initial experience may be enough for someone to tragically banish cannabis from their life forever. Typically the reason for doing so has to do with the anxious, uncomfortable and even paranoia inducing side effects associated with consumption of high levels of THC; but what first-timers might not realize is there are ways to minimize unpleasant feelings and experiences.

For novices, lightweights and low-tolerance consumers, Kind Leaf has a recommendation for finding that perfect first-time experience.

Look for CBD rich Cannabis Strains!

Unlike THC, CBD is a relatively non-psychoactive compound with both relaxing and medicinal properties. CBD can actually help mitigate and even counteract THC associated anxiety, so it’s a perfect starting point for new users.

You’ll often find strains that contain equal parts THC and CBD, but some contain almost no THC at all. Beginning your journey with a CBD rich strain can assist in building the tolerance needed for individuals to experience more potent strains and cannabis infused products. Remember to start low and go slow if you are not a regular cannabis consumer. 

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of at least 113 active cannabinoids identified in cannabis. It is a major phytocannabinoid, accounting for up to 40% of the plant’s extract. 

​CBD is considered to have a wide scope of potential medical applications – due to clinical reports showing the lack of side effects, particularly a lack of psychoactivity (as is typically associated with ∆9-THC), and non-interference with several psychomotor learning and psychological functions.

Kind Leaf Staff-

First Dispensary Visit

Some basics to look forward to when visiting a dispensary for the first time.

Filmed 6/21/2017

Courtesy East Oregonian

Kind Leaf Welcomes Customers on First Day

Kind Leaf co-owner Brandon Krenzler shows off a sampling of the merchandise for sale on the Pendleton dispensary’s first day of business.
Staff photo by Jade McDowell

Business was booming on opening day for Umatilla County’s first legal marijuana store.

Kind Leaf officially opened its doors in Pendleton on Saturday, and after lunch people were bunched up just inside the front doors, trying to avoid the rain outside as the line to show identification grew longer.

Erin Purchase, who was checking driver’s licenses, said as of 1 p.m. she had 94 customers visit the store. Some were already lined up when staff opened at 8 a.m.

“It’s really great,” she said. “We’re really excited to have this opportunity to serve Pendleton with legal medical and recreational marijuana.”

After showing their identification and signing in, customers briefly sat on couches, surrounded by mellow instrumental music and the sound of a running fountain, until it was their turn to pass through the doors to where the product was kept.

Inside, a wide, well-lit room featured long wooden counters where customers could browse and ask questions about the different strains featured behind the counters. Signs on the wall warned customers to remember to keep their purchases out of reach of children and not to smoke in public.

Brandon Krenzler, one of the dispensary’s co-owners, said the first day had been a “beautiful experience.”

“We’ve had a lot of happy people,” he said.

So many happy people, in fact, that the ATM at the business had run out of cash. For now, federal laws against marijuana have forced dispensaries to run on a cash-only basis.

Krenzler said the dispensary was offering people a “craft cannabis experience” that was more tasteful and refined than the flashy green-light dispensaries one might see in parts of Portland.

One of his customers interrupted to shake his hand and thank him for giving Pendleton its first opportunity to purchase legal marijuana. Some customers were experienced buyers, others needed help picking out a strain that would provide the experience they were looking for. The customers ranged from the group of men in their twenties who exchanged high fives and enthusiastically congratulated departing customers, to a woman who asked if the dispensary gave senior citizen discounts (they do).

Some slipped quietly out of the store, refusing to discuss their experience with the newspaper, while others felt comfortable enough to talk about what is now a legal purchase.

Seth Hiatt said he thought the store was “nice, clean and organized” and he would return.

“It’s nice to have something local,” he said.

Sandra Doherty said she didn’t know much about marijuana, but the staff were knowledgeable and patient in answering her questions.

“I’m really surprised Pendleton allowed it, but I think the tax money will be awesome,” she said.

She said she hoped the taxes on the sales going on inside would be used for improving schools and roads in Pendleton.

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Contact Jade McDowell at jmcdowell@eastoregonian.com or 541-564-4536

Source: East Oregonian