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New Fairwinds Premium Products

New products from our local buds over at Fairwinds Manufacturing!

  • DEEPER SLEEP – Time Release Capsules
  • 5:1 CBD:THC – 200mg High Potency Tincture

Fairwinds continue to set the gold standard for how a producer/processor should operate in the I-502 market. Quality, Consistency and Customer Service, are three major reasons why Fairwinds Manufacturing continues to garner the respect that they deserve. 

Their two newest products can be found at ALL THREE HERBERY LOCATIONS!

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The Herbery opens third Vancouver store on I-205 and Mill Plain

Vancouver, WA — The Herbery, Vancouver’s award winning dispensary chain, opens its newest location at I-205 and Mill Plain this Friday.

Located at 330 NE Chkalov Dr., behind Burger King and Elmer’s restaurant, the new Herbery aims to meet the demands of East Clark County and those traveling along I-205. The new 2,500 square-foot store is the chain’s third Vancouver location and is the closest store to the Oregon border along the freeway.

“We think the new location is going to be very convenient for everybody on the East Side – Camas, Washougal, Orchards,” said Jim Mullen, The Herbery’s chief operating officer. “We also hope to become a tourist attraction for visitors from Portland and other Oregon cities.”

In March, 2016, The Herbery received the first ever Best of Clark County award for a cannabis store from The Columbian newspaper. The Herbery has a strong focus on customer service and features many products from local Clark County growers and processors, such as Cedar Creek Cannabis (another Best of Clark County award winner), Fairwinds Manufacturing and Sunshine Farms.

The company has more than 50 employees across its three Vancouver locations, including its first shop at 212 NE 164th Ave., Suite 11 and second shop at 6018 NE St. John’s Road, Suite D. The Herbery is the only dispensary chain serving East, West and Central Vancouver.

The Herbery’s first two stores have paid nearly $5 million in state excise taxes since they opened. Excise tax money funds health services, prevention efforts, research and education in the state of Washington.

The new location has ample parking and is in a growing part of the city near Trader Joe’s and Fred Meyer, which should make shopping even more accessible, Mullen said.

“We believe people who use I-205 will find the new location is a huge convenience, freeway access is the best of any Vancouver cannabis shops” Mullen said. “We’re very excited for our new location.”

To celebrate the new location, The Herbery has also dropped its prices on top shelf flower at all of its locations.

As the fall harvest continues, the store also anticipates an influx of low-priced sungrown cannabis from popular growers Golden Leaf and Pioneer Farms. The first strains will likely arrive by the end of October.

Mullen said he’s thrilled to open The Herbery’s third location and hopes customers will come by for the Grand Opening celebration this weekend.

“We’re very excited,” Mullen said. “It’s been a long haul to get here with our third store, but our landlords have been great, the state and the city have been great to work with, and we hope to have even more stores opening in the future.”

For more information, please visit https://theherberynw.com/.

About The Herbery: The Herbery opened its first store in Vancouver, Washington at 212 NE 164th Ave., Suite 11 on February 5, 2015, with a goal of providing exceptional customer service and a genuine love and respect for the industry. Since then, it has opened two more stores in the city, on 6018 NE St. John’s Road, Suite D and the newest location at 330 NE Chkalov Dr. In March, 2016, The Herbery was awarded the first ever Best of Clark County award for a cannabis dispensary from The Columbian newspaper. For more information, visit https://theherberynw.com/

For more information:

Contact Jim Mullen, chief operating officer, The Herbery, jim.mullen@208.110.150.151


What: Grand Opening of The Herbery’s new location off I-205 and Mill Plain.

Where: 330 NE Chkalov Dr., behind Burger King and Elmer’s restaurant.

Operating Hours: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

When: Grand Opening Celebration, October 14-16.

Specials: Special vendor appearances and sales! Through the weekend, all Fairwinds and Spot products are 20 percent off, and paraphernalia is 15 percent off. Limited specials: (One per customer while supplies last), Doc and Yeti ½ gram vapes are $25, and Cascadia Gardens ACDC, Dutch Treat and Jack Smack strains are $6 per gram or $20 per eighth.

More information: https://theherberynw.com/

The Herbery Is Proud To Sponsor The Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival!

Hot jazz, fabulous wines, fine art and delicious cuisine all in one terrific place…Vancouver, Washington!

19th Annual Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival Presents Internationally Acclaimed Jazz & Blues Lineup

HOT JAZZ, CUBAN, BLUES & ROCK! The 19th Annual Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival is August 26, 27, 28 at Esther Short Park in Vancouver, WA. Recognized by musicians, fans and critics as one of the best events of the summer it is “…the largest festival of its kind in the Northwest…” (ABC TV KATU 2, Portland, Oregon). “This year our concert lineup includes jazz and blues legends, as well as up-and-coming musicians who are breaking onto the national scene,” says Artistic Director Michael Kissinger. “The audience will hear internationally acclaimed musicians as well as new faces at the Festival this summer.” The lineup includes:

• Tiempo Libre —3-time GRAMMY-nominated Cuban Jazz Band

• Bettye LaVette 3-time GRAMMY-nominee, Blues Music Award winner

• The Family Stone — 50th Anniversary of The Family Stone, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees

• Tommy Castro & The Painkillers —6-time Blues Award Winner, and B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year

• Grace Kelly — 24-year old saxophone virtuoso and 2016 Downbeat Magazine Critics Poll Winner

• Heritage Blues Orchestra — GRAMMY-winners and African-American traditional blues band

• Nicholas Payton —New Orleans-based jazz trumpeter and premier American jazz trumpeter

• Alfredo Rodriguez —Cuban jazz pianist and GRAMMY nominated band leader

Local and regional bands include Portland singer Ellen Whyte, the traditional New Orleans-style band The Mardi Gras All Stars, Northwest Latin band Salsa Nova and the 56th US Army Jazz Band from Joint Base Lewis-McCord. 16 concerts will be staged during the 3-day Festival. The Festival is the #1 Cultural Tourism Event in Southwest Washington and attracts an estimated audience of 8-10,000 people each year and visitors from 19 states and Canada. Tickets to the 2016 Festival have been purchased from as far away as Ukraine.

WINE, ART, FOOD The Festival features over 200 wines. Attendees can sample wines in a 1-ounce taste or purchase a glass to enjoy at the Festival, or purchase a bottle or case to take home. Food from 6 local restaurants will be served, ranging from Northwest fare to Middle Eastern, Hawaiian dishes and Mexican cuisine. Art and craft enthusiasts can shop the 30 fine artists from California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Commercial exhibitors are also on site throughout the weekend displaying their products and services. “The Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival is a unique northwest cultural arts event” explains Festival Manager Maria Manzo. “It is multi-faceted cultural festival, where people hear great music, enjoy Northwest wine, see beautiful fine art, and become immersed in an eclectic and creative weekend.”

DATES & TIMES

• AUGUST 26, 27, & 28

• Friday, August 26 from 4 PM to 10 PM

• Saturday, August 27 from 11 AM to 10 PM

• Sunday, August 28 from 11 AM to 9 PM

LOCATION: Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver, Washington at 8th & Columbia Streets.

SEATING & TICKET PRICES Blankets & low-back sand chairs are permitted. Kids age 12 and younger are admitted FREE with paid adults. Wine, Food and Art are purchased separately.

ADVANCE GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET PRICES:Photo, Alfredo Rodriguez

• Friday: $20 Advance / $25 at GATE

• Saturday: $25 Advance / $35 at GATE

• Sunday: $25 Advance / $30 at GATE

• 3-Day Pass: $60 Advance Only

• PURCHASE TICKETS: www.vancouverwinejazz.com

HISTORY The Festival is recognized as one of the most prestigious Jazz Festivals on the West Coast. Diane Schuur, jazz pianist and singer says “…the Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival is a world class event…” Since 1998, more than 150 bands and 650 fine artists have participated; and an estimated 150,000 people from 19 states and Canada have attended to experience the world-class music, wine, art, food—and friendship!

SPONSORS “Sponsors are really the engine which drives the Festival” says Director Michael Kissinger. “Our nonprofit organization, Bravo! Northwest, could not produce this event without the support of our sponsors.” Major Sponsors include: PRESENTING SPONSOR: Comcast. JAZZ ARTIST SPONSORS: iQ Credit Union, Evergreen Home Loans. CORPORATE SPONSORS: Alaska Airlines, Boeing, Coldwell Banker Seal, Entek, Eola Hills Winery, Fournier Group, McCord’s Vancouver Toyota, The Herbery, Vancouvercenter. SUPPORTING SPONSORS: Blind Onion Pizza, Carrier Corporation, Craig Stein Beverage, Collins Family Implant & Dentistry, Martel Wealth Advisors, Michelle’s Piano, MillerCoors, Tidewater Cove Marina, Vancouver Sign, Waste Connections. OFFICIAL HOTELS: Vancouver Hilton, Red Lion at Jantzen Beach. MEDIA PARTNERS: Bustos Media, KATU 2, KVBM FM, KOIN 6, KINK FM, KXL AM 750, The Columbian, Portland Entercom Radio, Vancouver Business Journal.

Grower Spotlight: Mirth Provisions

Grower/Processor: Mirth Provisions (Maker of Legal sodas)

Location: Longview, WA

Owner: Adam Stites – Founder,  (answers from Brad Gengler – Mirth’s Director of Sales)

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How did you get into this industry: My interest in cannabis was sparked in college. After remaining somewhat injury prone throughout my short collegiate football career, and sustaining a few concussions, I began to discover the many health benefits derived from cannabis. This introduced me into an entirely different world away from modern medicine. Most of which you don’t necessarily hear about while growing up in a small farm town.

After school, I went on to an assortment of sales and customer service positions, primarily in direct door-to-door sales, where I managed teams throughout the US. After a few years, I decided to move back to the northwest to be closer to family. That’s when I met our founder, Adam, just as he was starting up Mirth.

After a few months of knowing him, he offered me a part time sales position which then escalated into the position I’m at now.

What sets you apart from other processors:  First and foremost, I think what truly sets us apart is our advertising team at Sockeye. Time and time again they absolutely turn everything they touch into gold. They’ve really done an amazing job transforming Mirth Provisions from an idea to a brand leader within the industry.

I think another aspect that really sets us apart is our attention to detail, and our driving focus to master our craft.

Within the industry, you see so many producers/processors trying to be a jack of all trades. They start selling edibles, then flower, then extracts, then vape pens.  They essentially go from selling infused sweets to selling batteries. It’s bit of a roller coaster.

I think when you have too much going on, it reduces your ability to execute at a high level. Seems like a lot of people are focused on quantity over quality, they lose sight of any possibility of innovation. Since the very beginning, we’ve just focused on what makes us different and better, and I think it’s really paid off.

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Growing method: When it comes to our CO2 extract; we partner with Green America, which provides us about 8 different indica and sativa strains. This allows us to provide consistent effects with all of our strain specific products.

Indoor/outdoor/Tier: We are a tier 3, but do not grow anything ourselves.

Pesticides: From Green America: Azamax, Actinovate Sp, Nukem, Clonex Rooting Gel, Mad Farmer Rootit, PFR-97, Diatomaceous Earth and Pro Mix HP were used on this product during the growing season.

Signature products: Legal All-natural Sodas, made from locally sourced ingredients.

Other products of note (anything new coming): Drift Sublingual – A true sublingual spray that utilizes our patented pending Gravitine delivery process.

What would you like to see next as the industry evolves: I’d really like to see a greater focus on health related products, as well as healthier ingredients.

At this point, you really don’t see many companies making too many healthy products.

In an attempt to make something palatable, and that meets shelf stability requirements, it seems many of the products out there are loaded with all types of nasty preservatives, additives, and sugars. Although most of these are fine in moderation, some in concert with one another can have negative effects.

When it comes to all of the health benefits cannabis has to offer, this industry is really just scratching the surface. Granting a greater focus on more innovative, health-oriented products would be exciting.

Fairwinds Manufacturing “Mixing It Up” With New Products

Herbery Insta RTM“Our line of instant drink mix powders will revolutionize the way daily users ingest cannabis. We formulated different types of premium cannabis oil into a ready-to-mix fizzy powder. Just pour the powder into water and allow the fizzy bubbles to disperse. With a fresh all-natural citrus flavor, our instant drink mix powders can make your daily edible a very healthy choice. Totally unlike infused candies and cookies that contain lots of empty calories, our fizzy drink mix powders use pure fruit sugar with other valuable nutrients. When taking our cannabis infused drink mixes, you can be sure you are getting your recommended daily intake of B vitamins to support energy, Zinc to support immunity, and a targeted blend of electrolytes to help keep you hydrated. Our Relax drink mix has an increased level of B vitamins and added herbs to support a healthy relaxed state of mind.” – Fairwinds Manufacturing

Panda Goes Sweet and Simple With New Product Line

Phat Panda is keeping it sweet and simple–with sugar. Not just any kind of sugar…”Hot Sugar.”

We knew that if Phat Panda was going to take a stab at the infused-edible market, they would introduce somehot sugar we wont judgething revolutionary and consistent, but they kept it simple, whilst still flipping the industry on its head.

Simply put, if your looking for an exciting alternative to your everyday sweetener, look no further! Whether it be on cereal, the rim of your favorite frozen cocktail, or straight up, this stuff is bound to impress.

Currently available in plain, chocolate and creamy caramel, “Hot Sugar” will make everything sweeter!

The possibilities are endless!!

 

 

 

Budtender Spotlight: Christian

Name: Christian

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From: San Diego, California

“My dad’s job brought me here. He’s a construction guy, so he moves to different states a lot, and I’ve gone with him. But we’ve actually been here in Vancouver for about 10 years now.”

Weed history: “I started smoking when I was 15 and I’ve been doing it ever since. I like the way it makes me feel. It relaxes me. I also play a lot of sports, and the I love the CBD strains after that. They’re a great pain killer for me.”

Favorite strains: OG Kush and Chem Dawg from Cedar Creek Cannabis, Bubba’s Gift from Phat Panda, Blue Hawaiian from Nettles. “I’m a huge indica fan in general, so if it’s a hybrid that leans indica or a pure indica, that’s my kind of bud.”

Customer support: “I like the elderly couples the most,” he said. “Elderly people in general, even when I was a baby I was always reaching out for my oldest relative. I’m not sure why. I just really connect well with older people and I always have, much more so than with people my own age (he’s 23). And I love folks who come in looking for new information about weed. I love helping them.”

Weirdest thing about you: “I play video games competitively. Call of Duty, FIFA – well, mostly the Call of Duty series. I’ve been playing competitively since I was about 15. The most I’ve won so far is $850 from a tournament. It’s a little harder to compete now that I work full time, but on weekends and in my free time, that’s usually what I’m doing.”

Where do you want to be in five years: “I want to be on the medical side of this industry. I want to help people with recommendations and research so they can find products that really help them. I love doing that sort of research.”

Video Introduction:

Budtender Spotlight: Matt Bleuel

Name: Matt Bleuel

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From: Louisville, Kentucky

“I wanted to come out here to the Pacific Northwest, so my wife and I threw the dogs in the Jeep and prayed we could get jobs,” Bleuel said. “That was two months ago, and I’m so happy now. I love it here. Best decision I ever made, outside of marrying my wife, of course.”

Weed history: “I’ve smoked it since I was about 16. In Kentucky you basically just have ‘good weed’ and ‘bad weed’ – so I’ve had to learn a lot since coming here. I know so much more now, but I’m still always doing research.”

Favorite strains: Most sativas. In particular he likes Golden Pineapple from Phat Panda, Bear OG from Cascadia Gardens and Adak from Nettles (“It’s the kief-iest sativa I’ve ever smoked.”)

Customer support: “My favorite customers now are other transplants to the area, just because we can unite in the ‘how cool is this’ factor. But really I like all customers. We’re all potheads in the end, and that’s great.”

Weirdest thing about you: “I’ve traveled through all 48 contiguous states. My dad was an over the road truck driver while I was growing up, and so I got to go with him and see a lot of the country. And for me? Oregon and Washington were always my favorites. Politically, spiritually, it’s just more aligned with me.”

Where do you want to be in five years: “Five years from now I hope I’m still at The Herbery. I love it. If I can keep doing what I’m doing now, I’ll be so happy.”

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Fairwinds Manufacturing at Forefront

Our close friends over at Fairwinds Manufacturing, just so happen to be at the forefront of a cannabis-infused product evolution. Through advanced concepts, consistency and hard work, Fairwinds is able to offer a wide variety of infused products that keep pushing the envelope in the best direction possible. You can find the majority of their products through our online menu. Cheers!