Hemp and Cannabis: Not One in the Same

There are politicians who are still trying to wrap their heads around this one, but the fact is that hemp and cannabis are not the same thing. It’s easy to equate the two. After all, they both come from the same plant, and they are often used interchangeably in conversation. But hemp and marijuana are quite different. How different? Glad you asked!


If you smoke hemp, you won’t get high. Give it a try. You can smoke it from morning til night and it won’t make a difference. In fact, you’ll probably just get a nasty headache. There just isn’t enough THC in hemp to have a psychoactive effect. While marijuana can contain 5-20% of THC on average, hemp will top out at .3% max. No, hemp won’t get you high. But it’s a heck of an agricultural and industrial product.


Again, hemp and marijuana come from the same plant, but they don’t look the same. Remember the movie TWINS? Ok, think of hemp as Arnold Schwarzenegger and marijuana as Danny DeVito. Hemp has strong, fibrous stalks that can reach heights of 20 feet. Marijuana, on the other hand, is short and bushy. Another difference? Hemp has very few branches and flowering buds. Marijuana has broad leaves and compact buds that are often hairy. They have the same momma, but you’d never know it by looking at them.


Take a drive around the American Midwest and you might find hemp growing in patches of weeds. Yeah. Hemp grows wildly and easily. In fact, it can tolerate all manner of climates. But if you’ve ever tried growing marijuana in your dorm room, then you know it needs a carefully controlled environment. Cannabis is sensitive. It needs a warm and humid atmosphere, and a lot of TLC.


Hemp can be made into a slew of widely used products, like paper, clothes, canvas, twine, fuel, body lotions and oils, construction materials, food, paint, detergent, and even boat sails. You can even eat hemp seeds like nuts.

You’d have a pretty hard time making a new suit from marijuana, but it makes up for its lack of industrial utility by getting you high. And, it might do WAY more than that. Studies suggest that cannabis may decrease anxiety, control seizures, reverse the carcinogenic effects of tobacco, slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, and even stop cancer cells from spreading. Not bad for the Danny DeVito of plants.

If you have any questions about hemp vs. marijuana, remember that our friendly budtenders can give you answers. Stop by and let’s chat!

Spokane Kicks Off Summer!

We’re so excited that the weather is changing and we’re finally seeing some sun, because, it's time to get out and enjoy Spokane’s summer festivals! Did you know that Spokane County, Washington is home to the largest Hoops Festival on Earth?! In addition to this fun, fast-paced Spokane event there’s a heart-pounding electronica dance festival too. As Eastern Washington’s original cannabis store, we’re thrilled to tell you all about these local events that are sure to create a buzz!

Paradiso Festival – June 14th – 17th

The Paradiso Festival is the largest electronic music festival in the Pacific Northwest known for its mesmerizing music and breathtaking location, The Gorge. Here you will bump to the beats from your favorite DJs spanning three stages, be entertained by aerialists and circus performers while riding a Ferris Wheel as you soak up the majestic beauty that surrounds
you. Paradiso Festival is advertised as the place “where digital meets nature,” and we couldn’t agree more!

Hoopfest – June 30th – July 1st

Spokane’s Hoopfest is like no other festival; basketball teams come from all over the country to compete in a 3-on-3 outdoor basketball tournament for bragging rights and prizes. Hoopfest is known as the largest hoop festival on Earth, and there is no disputing that statement when 6,000 teams, 3,000 volunteers, 225,000 fans, and 450 courts spanning 45 city blocks descend upon our great city of Spokane. Whether you come for the electrifying basketball games, unique shopping, tasty food, or interactive entertainment, you’re certainly in for a good time!

Ready to Go? Get Prepared!

As you plan for these fantastic festivals and their after parties, stop by Spokane’s original cannabis shop for all your cannabis needs. We were the first, and we’re the friendliest. Our budtenders are here to answer any of your burning questions, and our inventory and glass collection needs to be seen to be believed!

We’re located at 9107 N. Country Homes Blvd. Unit #13 Spokane, WA. Our store is open Sunday-Thursday 9am-10pm and Friday & Saturday 9am-11pm. You can even check out our menu before you head on over. Weed love to meet you soon!

3 Great Things to Do in Spokane

Despite what you may have heard, there’s a lot more happening in Spokane County, Washington than just grey skies and buckets of snow. From great parks to vibrant city life, there’s so much here to explore, especially as we turn the corner into Spring! We’re thrilled to have established Eastern Washington’s original cannabis store in Spokane and happy to tell you all about why we love our city! Here are just a few reasons Spokane’s great!

Get Outside

Whether you prefer the wilds of nature or a genteel garden setting, Spokane has something for everyone. In the mood for adventure? Get wet and wild at the ROW Adventure Center and spend an afternoon shooting the rapids on the Spokane River. Not into potential dunkings? Try a zip line tour. Mica Moon Zip Tours include hiking, a UTV ride, and eight zip lines. Want to keep it casual and stroll a gorgeous garden? Check out Manito Park on the south side of the city. The park includes a rose garden, a Japanese garden, and a duck pond. Or why not combine the best of both worlds and venture into Riverside Park. The park is under a bit of construction right now, but this Spring the SkyRide will open as will the refurbished Looff Carousel.

Raise a Glass

Not only is Spokane smack dab in the middle of wine country, but there’s also a great beer scene too. While away the day at Maryhill Winery's Spokane tasting room in Kendall Yards. They have a wide variety of curated wine flights and a killer view of the Spokane River. If beer is more your speed, we’ve got a lot of that too. Spokane is at the heart of the Inland West Ale Trail, and there are multiple breweries worth a second look. Black Label Brewing Company is especially noteworthy as they have a wide variety of organic beers available on tap.

Come Say, “Hey!”

Visit Spokane’s original cannabis shop. We were the first and we’re the friendliest. Leafly agrees with us too. We’re number three on Leafly’s Winter 2017 best cannabis stores in Washington list!. Our friendly budtenders are here to answer any of your burning questions, and our inventory and glass collection is out of this world.

We’re located at 9107 N. Country Homes Blvd. Unit #13 Spokane, WA. Our store is open Sunday-Thursday 9am-10pm and Friday & Saturday 9am-11pm. You can even check out our menu before you head on over. Weed love to meet you soon!