Design our holiday t-shirt!

Posted by SWC Team

Oct 14, 2015 11:40:00 AM

We need YOUR help in designing our holiday t-shirt! Submit a design for one of our holiday t-shirt themes, get the most votes, and win a FREE 1/8th, a FREE t-shirt, and (best of all) bragging rights!

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Featured MMJ Strain: Pineapple Trainwreck

Posted by SWC Team

Oct 7, 2015 1:33:01 PM

Pineapple Trainwreck is one of the more cerebral hybrids on the SWC menu.  Pineapple Trainwreck is a hybrid of two sativa dominant hybrids: Pineapple Express, and Trainwreck. This cross brings out the traits that were potentially not expressed in the phenotypes of Trainwreck that were used as genetic parents, as well as intensifying positive traits such as terpene production, resin production, and overall bud structure.  

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Featured MMJ Strain: New York City Diesel

Posted by SWC Team

Oct 7, 2015 1:12:22 PM

NYC Diesel, a Soma Sacred Seeds signature, is a 60% sativa dominant hybrid.  NYC Diesel is a cerebral strain, but not without a body high.  The strain is known to make users feel happy, euphoric, relaxed, uplifted, energetic, creative, and talkative.  Medicinally, NYC Diesel is good for patients suffering from stress, pain, depression, fatigue, and nausea. 

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Featured MMJ Strain: Jillybean

Posted by SWC Team

Oct 7, 2015 12:57:03 PM

Jillybean is a strain using a name consistent with its description.  With a strong flavor of fruit, it’s obvious why the strain acquired its name, which is a word-play on the fruity candy “Jellybeans.”  Jillybean is known for making patients feel happy, euphoric, uplifted, energetic, creative, and hungry.  Medicinally, Jillybean is best used for stress relief, treating depression, treating chronic pain, stimulating energy in someone with fatigue, and inducing appetite in those with nausea or GI tract issues.

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Featured MMJ Strain: Goo

Posted by SWC Team

Oct 7, 2015 12:45:00 PM

Goo is named after an adjective used to describe the strain: gooey.  Goo is a highly tacky resinous strain that is a prime Indica for many patients and connoisseurs.  Goo is a strong strain notorious for its sedative effects coupled with full body muscle relaxation.  Goo is notorious for making patients feel relaxed, hungry, tired, euphoric, and hungry.  Medicinally, Goo is perfect for treating wasting syndrome, chronic pain, insomnia, muscle spasms, anxiety, and stress. 

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Featured MMJ Strain: Girl Scout Cookie

Posted by SWC Team

Sep 24, 2015 1:32:00 PM

Girl Scout Cookie, also known as GSC or Cookies, is a potent bay area strain.  This cup winning hybrid is notorious for its euphoric effects coupled with its high cannabinoid content, as well as its unique terpene profile.  Girl Scout Cookie tends to make patients feel happy, relaxed, euphoric, creative, and uplifted.  Medicinally, Girl Scout Cookie is well known for intense stress relief, combatting depression, elevating mood, relieving pain (analgesic), relieving insomnia, and stimulating a weak or nonexistent appetite. 

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Featured MMJ Strain: Fire OG

Posted by SWC Team

Sep 24, 2015 1:29:58 PM

Fire OG, a fire-y potent cross between two OG Kush phenotypes, is a perfect example of California’s finest genetics.  Fire OG is notorious for making patients feel relaxed, happy, euphoric, uplifted, and hungry.  Medicinally, Fire OG is best for relieving stress, relieving insomnia, elevating mood and relieving depression, relieving pain, and stimulating appetite in those with cachexia or other appetite or wasting disorders.

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Featured MMJ Strain: Blueberry Diesel

Posted by SWC Team

Sep 24, 2015 1:19:00 PM

Blueberry Diesel, a delicious cross between two incredibly terpene rich strains, is a potent strain with a strong terpenoid profile.  Blueberry diesel is well known for making patients feel happy, relaxed, euphoric, uplifted, and hungry, a classic blend of traits that both parent strains exhibit.  Medicinally, Blueberry Diesel is perfect for relieving stress, mood elevation, pain relief (analgesic), relieving nausea, and boosting appetite in those suffering from reduced appetite or wasting syndrome.

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Cannabis and Cancer: Updates from NCI

Posted by SWC Team

Sep 24, 2015 12:58:18 PM

The National Cancer Institute, or NCI, has recently updated language on their website recognizing the potential value of cannabis in treating cancer and cancer-related symptoms.  This is the first time a government run organization has outwardly admitted that there’s evidence showing that cannabis and cannabinoids can be used to fight cancer.  Before, there was nothing stating that research had been done on the anti-tumor possibilities of cannabis. 

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What is CBG?

Posted by SWC Team

Sep 11, 2015 11:33:56 AM

Cannabigerol, or CBG, is a cannabinoid found in cannabis sativa plants and extracts.  CBG was originally discovered by scientists while working with hashish in 1965, which lead researchers to believe it was a constituent of hash until 1975, when researchers found that the acid form of CBG (CBGA) occurs naturally as the first cannabinoid to form in a new cannabis plant.  CBGA is then turned into other cannabinoids such as THCA, CBDA, or CBCA through degradation and reconstruction with enzymes. 

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