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The one thing is parking is kind of a bitch. Actually to most people who don't live in ktown the parking is a huge fucking hassle if it's a bit full. But I'm used to this type of shit since I live nearby which is basically like parking hell. But I tend to just pick up my weed in the evening when the flower shop is closed and their parking is open which makes things much easier.

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Mulvey’s standard class costs $29 and lasts 90 minutes, about 50 of which is spent stretching and posing. Before instruction begins, students are given time to mingle, offered hemp tea, and encouraged to smoke and share weed. A break during class allows more socializing and consumption. The communal periods are essential to her goal of helping cannabis lovers connect without judgment or stigma, Mulvey says. “My mission is to bring it to the community and remove the shame.”
While the demand currently is extremely high, we have taken steps to improve quantity and selection. While we simply cannot meet the needs of the entire state of New Mexico, we are putting in the effort required to adequately serve portions of the state that we have traditionally served since our inception in 2010. We look forward to working on our goal of improving the access and selection in these underserved areas.

They have a good collection of stuff. I've been to really sleek and hip dispensaries and those are easy on the eyes, but I don't find the bud to be any different in quality thank from here. Plus, this dispensary is nowhere near dirty or anything. It's just that compared to the super sleek hipster ones, this one looks kinda basic. But I don't mind or care. I saw on leafly or something that people said the bud here is moldy - that's never happened to me ever. Ever ever. One time though I did find a G of bubble yum recently that was legit like almost an entire year old. I opened it up and it def was not as dank as it once was, but it was literally somehow chillin lost in a bottom cabinet. For nearly an entire year. Breaking down the weed I noticed a white kind of fuzzy substance - not a whole whole lot but still somewhat noticeable. I was kinda like fuck it and smoked it anyways and it definitely took me longer to get where I wanted to be but I didn't feel any chest pain or tons of coughing - basically was just old weed. So maybe it was mold but I have pretty sensitive allergies and shit and if it was I feel like I would have felt died lol.


The idea started with Miss Bliss, a very successful edible line in the Bay Area. She just had a baby and was going through some depression. Her edible line was doing really well, but she felt a disconnect from the cannabis community and what she was going through as a mother. A lot of women hold stigma and shame around cannabis use, so she wanted to build a community around that. Miss Bliss connected with an administrator at Oaksterdam. They reached out and asked me to not only attend a Ganja Goddess retreat, but also speak on a panel. I arrived to the most beautiful property. It’s like summer camp — a girls’ summer camp with weed! Women from all over the world have started to see this. We’re calling this medicine but we’re still afraid to pull out a vape pen in front of our kids instead of a cocktail. Let’s change that.

You can either throw a tremendous number of expensive, scarce bodies at the problem, which isn’t scalable, or you can use technology. I’m not talking about mere notifications that an encounter has occurred, which we do, but a deeper level of collaboration. A mental health provider in the emergency department creates a crisis plan for the patient at 3:00 in the morning that involves a primary care provider who is affiliated with a multi-specialty clinic that is not connected to the health system and a Medicaid managed care manager. How do you help those individuals get on the same page and interact with the patient in sequence so that we’re not wasting resources or missing opportunities to help the patient navigate across the continuum, efficiently using the existing technology infrastructure of each organization? That’s the set of problems that we’re focused on.


Situations like these make Baumgartner stand out in a state packed with anonymous delivery services. Whatever condition or ailment you suffer from, Carla Baumgartner and her team of doctors and professionals will find a product to give you relief, thus improving the quality of your life. So many dispensaries in California only focus on the percent of THC in their products, rather than the quality and characteristics of the high certain strains and products give. At Ganja Runner, they carry strains developed to help people in need, like 2:1 CBD:THC flower. Recently, Hmbldt metered dose pens have become very popular due to their simplicity. “I love them [Hmbldt pens] because it’s easy to pick the right medicine. If you’re anxious, use the Calm pen… If you’re in pain, use Relief. The simplicity is what Ganja Runner is all about.”
Her personal involvement doesn’t stop there. She often hand delivers the medicine and even works with a hospice center providing relief. “I worked with a woman, my age, who was dying of cancer. Her brother would call me and I would come over with a big bag of prerolled joints. We would smoke together, holding hands, me on the floor, and her laying on the couch.”

“But Woodlake – a town of less than 8,000 people about 15 miles northeast of Visalia in Tulare County – has pushed forward at breakneck speed, going from idea to ordinance to the approval of two companies’ dispensary proposals in less than six months. City leaders hope to unlock a treasure trove of tax revenue, which can be used to beef up a thinning public service budget and attract customers to a blip on the map found well off the beaten path.” (Rory Appleton, The Fresno Bee)


Unfortunately, that's not the only message this raid sent. Thanks to decades of demonization, much of it fueled by alcohol and tobacco interests, marijuana still carries a stigma. Police actions like this only reinforce that stigma. That people who get their medicine from dispensaries instead of pharmacists are druggies, and the employees of such establishments can still get their mugs displayed like drug dealers.
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