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BloomBashSF to Celebrate Bloom Room SF's First-Year Anniversary

Raw Papers, Free Marijuana Joints, and Edibles All Day Saturday! You can also look forward to Samples of Bhang Chocolate's Caramel CBD Bar, Auntie Dolores Edibles, as well as the Volcano and Vapir Rise Vapor Hookah Experience!

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How To Identify Medical-Grade Cannabis in San Francisco and Beyond!

Not all marijuana is created equal. All cannabinoids are medically valuable - but not all flower samples have the potential to alleviate your medical conditions. In San Francisco, patients have access to a range of different medical marijuana strains; the bay area plays host to a variety of providers and purveyors of cannabis - but, that doesn't mean that everything on every menu can be considered medicine. In order to be medical marijuana, your cannabis needs to possess cannabinoids - and the beneficial medical compounds are found in the highest concentrations within the resin glands know as trichomes. Though it is ideal to have lab data reflecting the medical potential of a given strain, there are various ways to assess the quality of any sample of medical marijuana. Next time you're at Bloom Room SF (or any other medical marijuana dispensary in San Francisco), take a few moments to examine multiple strains for the following qualities:

Trichomes Are Where Most of the Medicinal Magic Happens!

1) STRUCTURE: When it comes to premium medical marijuana - trichomes matter most; since trichomes grow on the surface of the flower, density becomes an issue. If a bud is too dense, the trichomes will form and mature in a limited fashion rather than throughout the entire bud (you'll find them clustered on the outside of the flower or in pockets). Loosened flowers provide more surface area and thus a greater among of cannabinoid-dense trichomes.

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2) FRAGRANCE: Medical-grade cannabis has a pungent aroma. While every scent differs from one strain to the next, a sample that lacks a distinct fragrance is generally old and/or dried out. If you notice the dominant scent of wet grass, then chances are that sample hasn't been properly cured and needs to dry out before consumption. Curing is an essential part to the process of harvesting quality medical cannabis! This process breaks down chlorophyll (which tastes/ smells like grass) and allows the terpenes (fragrance compounds) to express themselves. Patients shouldn't consume fresh medical marijuana by way of inhalation: it will taste disgusting and harsh. All proper medical cannabis has been thoroughly dried and properly cured.

3) MOISTURE CONTENT: One of the best ways to test a strain of medical marijuana for moisture is the crack test. To perform the crack test, simply bend the stem of your flower sample. If the stem bends, the sample is too fresh to be consumed by way of inhalation (either through a vaporize or smoking device); if the stem cracks with a clean break, the sample is properly dried and ready for consumption. Flowers that have been improperly stored can dry out resulting in a harsh experience for the patient.

4) STICKYNESS TEST: This relates back to both trichomes and moisture content. Proper medical marijuana should be sticky to the touch. Patients have reported their medical nuggets sticking to the top of the Bloom Room medicine tins when they first open their gram or eighth! Cannabis flower stickiness is caused by the trichomes' resinous surface: more sticky = more trichomes = great medical marijuana! No stickiness means the sample has few trichomes or that it is very dry. Consider cracking open a nugget to examine the stickiness within; sometimes the handling of large quantities of buds results in the nuggets losing their stickiness on the external surface. Cracking a bud can also help you get a great sample of the true fragrance for any particular strain. Consider getting a grinder to avoid losing trichomes on your fingers!

BR_Chart graphic_035) LAB TEST: At Bloom Room, we test all of our strains for potency and safety (mold and pesticide) with CW Analytical Labs in Oakland. They analyze the cannabinoid content for each strain - allowing us to inform patients about their medicine. Instead of relying on a name or lineage of genetics, patients can get to choose their medicine based on the symptoms they wish to alleviate; since each cannabinoid has different medical qualities, we think it's important for patients to have access to lab results when seeking out quality medicine.

Don't Miss Out On 420 Savings this 420 Weekend in San Francisco!

Happy Patient Appreciation Day, San Francisco! We're celebrating with special offers all weekend long starting April 19th!!
  • 4G Eighths of Premium Flowers for $40 from 4/19 - 4/21.
  • All orders on 4/20 will receive a  FREE MEDI-JOINT and a FREE MEDITHRIVE LIGHTER.
  • On 4/20, all orders $65 or above will receive a FREE EDIBLE, FREE PRE-ROLL, and a FREE BLOOM ROOM LIGHTER

Visit us at www.BloomRoomSF.com to place an order now! :)

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Jack Herer
 [Skunk X Northern Lights X Haze]The smell and taste of this strain are sweet with an almost syrupy heaviness that is pleasant on the inhale as well as on the exhale. The plant itself is known for being a high producer and yields buds that are extremely large and dense.

Patient will feel uplifted with immense euphoria with each toke and very little appetite side effects. Anxiety can be a factor with those prone to it and should be taken into account before medicating with Jack Herer.

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Dabney Blue
  [DJ Short Blueberry phenotype]
An original blueberry strain with high CBD roots. Buds grow with leafy groups ranging from light to dark green and bluish purple hues growing delicately into each leaf among tendrils of dark orange hairs. Smell and taste begins with a dense musk that is true to its name and laden by the mellow undertones of blueberry.The effects lay heavily in the body with the CBD qualities extremely high and although this strain is full Indica it can sometimes be considered lighter on the couch locking properties and linguistic disconnect.

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Grape Romulan
[Romulan x Grapefruit] Ripe and fluffy light green trichome sprinkled buds with heavy purple influences! This strain provides a plethora of visual stimuli even upon first look. The smell reigns sweet in the nostril and taste comes through just the same, with hints of blackberry and freshly cut grass. This strain calms tense nerves and provides fantastic pain relief.

 

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Chem Dawg
 [Diesel Phenotype]
Chem Dawg typically produces buds that are light green with a sativa-dominant bud structure. The hairs are orange-brown in color, while the buds are semi-dense, but covered in tiny trichomes. The smell and taste are similar: an intense sour pine-sol smell, mixed with mild, earthy undertones. Chem 4 is arguably the strongest phenotype. The effects can be felt just seconds after inhaling, including a mood lift and a mild body buzz. This is a good choice for an energy boost and mental stimulation as well.

What's Happening on 420 in San Francisco Bay Area?

EXPERIENCE A THROWBACK VERSION OF CANNABIS CULTURE: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6v_1rz7Eh9c]

Have you ever been to Haight Ashbury in San Francisco for Four-Twenty? What about Golden Gate Park? Well, Hippie Hill is a huge event - a great way to see the ancient customs of the "sixties culture" - dating back to the early days of the psychedelic settlements found throughout a then black-&-white version of San Francisco. If you like music, festival atmospheres, and an overall welcoming and friendly crowd - consider stopping by the Haight Ashbury district during the course of your celebrations.

LAUGH:

"Countdown to 420 with Doug Benson" dougbensonsanfrancisco  

"At the age of twenty-two, Doug Benson began performing stand-up regularly in Los Angeles after he and two friends dared each other to go on stage. It turns out that Benson was the only one of the friends to actually make it to the stage, an event that set the wheels in motion for eventual performances on Comedy Central’s The A-List, Two Drink Minimum, and The TV Wheel in the 1990s. Benson is also known for being a contestant on the fifth season of Last Comic Standing.

Benson has released five comedy albums, including 2012’s Smuglife, and aims to record a new album every April 20 -- for release the following summer -- for the rest of his career. Benson starred in the 2007 documentary Super High Me – a takeoff of 2004’s Supersize Me – about the effects of smoking cannabis for thirty days."

LISTEN:

"Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion) is playing the Fillmore in San Francisco on 420!" 

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"As part of his coming-out tour, and only days before the release of his Diplo-produced reggae album, Snoop Lion (né Dogg) will be playing one of those intimate shows here in S.F. at the Fillmore. And because Snoop Lion loves weed, and San Francisco loves weed, Snoop has decided to come to San Francisco on World Weed Day -- aka April 20, aka 4/20, aka the best day in all of the year to see Snoop Dogg perform." - SF Weekly

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"White Mystery 420 Psychedelic Meltdown"

"White Mystery rocks a Top Ten Album, ELLE Magazine Brazil feature, Daytrotter session, POWERGLOVE music video, and Sound Opinions episode distributed by American Public Media. Miss Alex White and Francis White are two siblings born and raised in the city of Chicago that play original, garage punk shows around the world. Chicago Tribune music editor and Sound Opinions host Greg Kot writes, "The real attraction is White Mystery, the new duo forged by Miss Alex White, best known as the guitar-wielding blowtorch in her long-running gig with [Miss Alex White and] the Red Orchestra. With drummer Francis White, she reduces her love of soul-fired garage rock to its butt-kicking essence.""

"An Evening with Moonalice at Slim's in San Francisco on 420"  moonalicesanfrancisco

"Moonalice is a band of seasoned musicians who feel that live music should be a communal experience where the listener and musicians feed and derive inspiration from each other. Their songs try to speak to everyone, mixing a variety of genres with extended musical improvisations that evoke a sense of adventure and exploration." A bonus 420-themed auction during the show! Price is $4.20 (or course), and the items included in the auction are all 420 worthy:

A beautiful guitar signed by Carlos Santana. A Metallica package including a cymbal signed by the band, drum sticks, Metallica hat, Metallica t-shirt, and various guitar picks. An assortment of fine wines A Grateful Dead poster package. Jerry Garcia poster package. Several rare Grateful Dead t-shirts. A Slim’s/GAMH ticket package and more!

LEARN:

"HempCon 2013 in San Jose"

hempconsanjoseAll weekend long - April 19 to the 21st! - in San Jose Convention Center! "

Hempcon is a medical marijuana show catering to those who may be benefited from the medical use of marijuana. This will be one of the premiere events of the year with a huge amount of exhibits including medical marijuana dispensaries, collectives, care givers, evaluation services, legal services, educational institutes, equipment, accessories, and many more. Hempcon will be an educational event as well with a full weekend of seminars and presentations by industry leaders, advocates, and attorneys. Whether you are a patient or someone who wants to get educated more about medical marijuana, you have got to be there.

For 2013, we are scheduled to have multiple shows all around the Southwest throughout the year. Be sure to check out, Hempcon in your local town as we will expand into other markets where medical marijuana has been legalized. We urge supporters of the Medical Marijuana industry to come out and participate in what is sure to be the best event of the year!"

Pax Vaporizer Is Our Portable Vaporizer Of Choice!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1F8NRgF328M&w=560&h=315] A proper vaporizer is designed to heat medical cannabis to a point where the trichomes evaporate. Premium vaporizers will leave the plant material untouched (or browned). When you burn your cannabis with a flame – it combusts.

Combustion causes smoke, and smoke adds poisons to your medical marijuana. By vaporizing, you avoid combustion altogether; thus opening the door to a more pleasant, safe, and effective cannabis experience.

A proper vaporizer will heat the trichomes - which are the active medical compounds found in marijuana - into a concentrated vapor cloud. Though the vapor puff is faint and difficult to see – it is chock full of potent cannabinoids!

The true value of a quality vaporizer is that every puff is pure cannabinoids - nothing else!  Medical cannabinoids like Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), Cannabidiol (CBD), and others empower the therapeutic potential of medical marijuana. By vaporizing, you get all the benefits of medical cannabis, while escaping the dangers of smoke (and carcinogens like benzapyrene).

Patients seeking the immediate benefits of inhaled medical marijuana should consider vaporization their best option because of the following reasons:

Quick Effect: Cannabis vapor enters the bloodstream in seconds; patients have instantaneous gratification from a proper dose.

Convenient: Most vaporizers heat up in seconds; they are self-contained and reliable.

Precise: Pick your heat temperature and know your dosage on a per-puff basis.

Pleasant: Taste flavors normally lost to flame, and enjoy the smokeless, ash-less experience.

Using a vaporizer allows patients to absorb a cloud of cannabinoids. Though every dose is nearly invisible to the eye – they are pleasantly flavorful and potent.  A proper vaporizer will heat medical marijuana to a temperature between 355°-385°F, resulting in a perfect puff of vapor that doesn’t irritate the throat, nor cause coughing fits.

The Digital Volcano is the pinnacle of desktop vaporizer technology because it is consistent, effective, and safe. However, the bulky vaporizer can be cumbersome and difficult to transport. But, sometimes, patients need to medicate away from home - making desktop vaporizer inconvenient and not ideal.

Say hello to PAX - the ideal vaporizer!

It’s called Pax and it looks like something you might find at an Apple store. Without exaggeration, we’re confident saying that Pax would be Steve Job’s vaporizer of choice! It is the only vaporizer that actually looks like it belongs next to a Macbook Pro.  In a sentence: Pax delivers all that Apple represents (quality, reliability, style) to medical marijuana patients everywhere!

  • Pax is efficient (3 specific temperature settings of Low = 370F, Medium = 390F, High = 410F).
  • Pax is affordable (only $250 – versus $600+ for a Volcano – and you suddenly don’t need lighters, hempwick, ashtrays, pipes, papers or anything patients use to smoke medical cannabis).
  • Pax is reliable (with not only a 10 year limited warranty, but a lithium ion battery to hold a perfect charge).

Since we will be selling PAX at Bloom Room (stay tuned for details!) - we thought you might enjoy this short video, which illustrates the simplicity of PAX in use and maintenance  We like it best how they describe PAX as a "precision instrument." In other words, a dirty PAX is no PAX at all. Keep you wonderful vaporizers clean for exceptional performance and a consistently pleasant experience!

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Here's a fellow San Franciscan Activist, Coral Reefer of www.CoralReefer420.com, describing her experience with PAX. Because of it's portability and low-key design, it makes for a great commute!

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