Cannabis-Infused Drink Sales Set To Exceedingly Rise

While legal cannabis sales continue to rise, the race is on for corporate giants to get in the cannabis industry through cannabis-infused drinks. While huge players like Pepsi Co. and Coca-Cola have speculated about bringing in new product lines to recuperate lost sales of sugary drinks, according to Bloomberg. Sales growth has been a point of concern for manufacturers of ultra-sugary beverages. Consumers are becoming more health conscious as wellness trends gain traction. Many speculate these companies will dip their toes into the infused-beverage market sooner rather than later to make their brands appeal younger consumers. Coca-Cola mentioned doing light research and development into “functional and wellness beverages around the world.”

With major beverage players thinking about the cannabis space, the popularity of CBD based drinks on the rise around the country, and Canada on the verge of federal legalization, the cannabis drink market is poised to explode, according to a report by Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. They’re predicting cannabis-infused beverages will make up 19 percent of total recreational cannabis sales in the US by 2022; a sales total they’re estimating at $600 million. Right now cannabis drinks make up about one percent of recreational cannabis sales in the US. These estimates are partially based from Colorado’s legal cannabis drink sales, which nearly doubled from 2014 to 2017 and continue to increase into 2018.

Cannabis drinks allow users to enjoy cannabis during social setting when smoking isn’t an option. It also allows people to keep their cannabis use private, as the use of cannabis isn’t accepted to the degree that something like alcohol is. These factors, as well as increased availability, could be reasons for the speed of sales increases.

Another factor in Washington could push the edibles sales towards cannabis drinks, the WSLCB’s new restriction on edible candy. The WSLCB recently announced harsh new edible candy restrictions in an effort to reduce their appeal to children. These new restrictions take place on Jan. 1, 2019. Edibles currently make up nine percent of Washington’s legal cannabis sales, per WSLCB. It will be interesting to see if these changes push current edible users to try other products like cannabis drinks or abandon edibles altogether.

Cannabis-Infused Drinks On KushMart’s Menu

Ray’s Lemonade | Happy Apple Cider | Pearl2O Water | Green Revolution Wildside | High Drate 

The Best Pot Shop in Everett!

KushMart opened in November 2014 and has been a top-ranked recreational pot shop since day 1. We’re located at 6309 Evergreen Way STE C minutes off of Interstate 5. With ample parking, you will be in and out in no time and with our amazing selection and best prices you will have a smile on your face.

Adults 21 and over can purchase up to one ounce of usable cannabis flower, 16 ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, 72 ounces of cannabis drinkables, and 7 grams of cannabis concentrates.

If you’re a registered medical cannabis patient, the limits are:

Three ounces of usable cannabis flower, forty-eight ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, two hundred sixteen ounces of cannabis drinkables, and twenty-one grams of cannabis concentrates, per the Washington State Department of Health.

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Learn More About The Importance Of Joint Filters

Joint filters are an underappreciated part of the joint smoking experience. They improve joint smoking in a variety of ways that many people don’t realize. Joint filters increase the structural integrity of your joint. When attached to the wrap correctly, the crutch (filter) acts as an anchor point for your joint. The filter also acts as a Scooby snack trap between your lips and unwanted scraps of flower or resin.

You can manually design the desired airflow of the joint through the filter. Blunt and joint smokers prefer different smoking styles – some people roll loosely to take fat rips and blow smoke tricks; others roll tighter to keep the smoke small and slow to reduce coughing. The filter itself catches tar as well, which can reduce coughing.

Blunt and joint roaches will become a thing of the past when you master crutch construction. Crutches provide a crucial barrier from the embers/cherry and your lips/fingers. This will save your precious dollars and get the most out of your stash.

How To Construct A Joint Filters

  1. Pick material – Almost any type of cardboard or thick paper will work. Some people worry about chemicals or inks having adverse reactions to heat. If you’re worried about that, make sure to find a dye and ink free construction paper, but notecards, cereal boxes, magazine subscription cards, etc will work just fine. You want something sturdy that doesn’t wilt when some saliva soaks into it. 2. Make initial folds – On one side make several (3-4) initial accordion folds. DO NOT crease these folds, as you risk making your filter’s airflow to constricted.
  2. Wrap material around folds until snug. You’re basically rolling the extra paper around the folded portion of the crutch.
  3.  Remove extra material – Wrap the extra material until its snug. Remove extra material if necessary.
  4. Get creative – There are a hundred different ways to design a joint crutch. Get creative and claim crutch constructor god status amongst the stoner circle.

If you’re in a hurry, you can always stop by KushMart and pick up some premium pre-rolled joints, blunts and infused-joints.

KushMart Pre-Roll Recommendations

Polar Icetracts Diamond Tips | Panacea Gold Hemp Blunts

The Best Pot Shop in Everett!

KushMart opened in November 2014 and has been a top-ranked recreational pot shop since day 1. We’re located at 6309 Evergreen Way STE C minutes off of Interstate 5. With ample parking, you will be in and out in no time and with our amazing selection and best prices you will have a smile on your face.

Adults 21 and over can purchase up to one ounce of usable cannabis flower, 16 ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, 72 ounces of cannabis drinkables, and 7 grams of cannabis concentrates.

If you’re a registered medical cannabis patient, the limits are:

Three ounces of usable cannabis flower, forty-eight ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, two hundred sixteen ounces of cannabis drinkables, and twenty-one grams of cannabis concentrates, per the Washington State Department of Health.

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Learn More About Retail Branding, Marketing, And Business At Portland’s RAD Expo

The problem with many cannabis trade shows is that they suffer from the same problems as any trade show. Poor organization, no clear focal point, no vendor balance, crowds of non-industry types taking free swag without a second thought of networking or fostering business relationships. Paying hundreds of dollars in registration fees to deal with the above-mentioned problems is too much to ask for many retail businesses. RAD Expo is trying to change that.

Portland Oregon’s Rad Expo aims to be a different kind of cannabis industry trade show. This show is specifically designed for retail businesses and subsidiaries. The RAD Expo is free to any dispensary or licensed retail business. It’s even free for licensees who haven’t started selling product yet. Take advantage of this networking opportunity to soak up game about risks, problems, and pro-tips about running a legal cannabis retailer.

RAD Expo partners with huge names inside and out of cannabis. The RAD Expo is partnered with companies like  NW Leaf, Hemp Industries Association, and Hempfest Seattle. And they’ve grabbed sponsors like Bic, Smokus Focus, and Futurola.

The RAD Expo has too many vendors to go over, over 100 at least. But names like Marijuana Venture, Monster Energy, Dope Media, and Wick & Mortar will be in attendance. The vendors are focused to help retailers expand their business and make it more efficient. You can find ATM services, compliance software providers like Green Bits, and a slew of cannabis and hemp-based products for your shelves.

RAD Expo Speakers

RAD Expo book speakers that push cannabis knowledge forward, educating attendees. RAD understands this event is full of cannabis connoisseurs, influencers and business professionals. Many are highly educated on cannabis issues and there’s no need to beat ears about basic topics. This year’s panels will focus on marketing, branding, store design, and legal issues.

In the past, RAD has featured speakers from other major brands and businesses. The cannabis industry is a baby compared to more established corporate giants. Soaking up tools of the trade from giants can act as cheat codes for staying ahead of the game in the quickly changing legal cannabis landscape.

In the past, speakers have had high profile clients like Disney, Coca-Cola, Levis, Hallmark, and Macy’s.

Why Washington Cannabis Retailers Should Attend

While states keep different cannabis retail regulations, any retail business would be smart to attend. Shows like this are aimed to make every retail business better, no matter which state they operate in. Regardless of the state regulation, many aspects of retail business overlap. Learn new and creative ways to display products or change your shop’s flow with a different floor layout. Simple changes like those can make or break a customer’s shopping experience. Find a new security system for your shop or a better seed-to-sale tracking system. These problems and more can be solved on the floor of the RAD Expo.

RAD Expo Event Planner

RAD Expo takes place October 10-11. It will be at the Oregon Convention Center (largest event center in the Pacific Northwest), next door to the MODA Center, home of the Portland Trailblazers. The Oregon Convention Center’s address is 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232. You can park at the event for $10 per day. There are public lots and street parking available as well.

The historic Lloyd Center is a mere 10-minute walk from the Oregon Convention Center, as well as miscellaneous lodging, food, and coffee options. The Lloyd Center is one of Portland’s most vibrant entertainment centers; featuring restaurants, shopping centers, an ice rink, and movie theatre.

You can stock up on cannabis directly next door at Oregon’s Finest. This was Oregon’s first licensed recreational dispensary. They have the full range of cannabis products, flower, dabs, edibles, topicals, etc.

Portland Road Trip Cannabis Recommendations

MAC Pax Vape Pod – Dabstract

Sativa Lifestyle Tincture – Fairwinds

Deathstar OG Vape Cartridge – The Clear

The Best Pot Shop in Everett!

KushMart opened in November 2014 and has been a top-ranked recreational pot shop since day 1. We’re located at 6309 Evergreen Way STE C minutes off of Interstate 5. With ample parking, you will be in and out in no time and with our amazing selection and best prices you will have a smile on your face.

Adults 21 and over can purchase up to one ounce of usable cannabis flower, 16 ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, 72 ounces of cannabis drinkables, and 7 grams of cannabis concentrates.

If you’re a registered medical cannabis patient, the limits are:

Three ounces of usable cannabis flower, forty-eight ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, two hundred sixteen ounces of cannabis drinkables, and twenty-one grams of cannabis concentrates, per the Washington State Department of Health.

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Learn More About Connoisseur Level Cannabis Concentrates

Companies like DabX, Dabstract, Oleum, Green Rush, and more creates connoisseur level cannabis concentrates. Science and legal freedom have set Washington’s concentrate market on fire. These companies specialize in isolating terpenes and cannabinoids and combine them in amazing ways. Some of the concentrate specializations coming out include THCa isolates, also known as diamonds. Live resin, terp sauce, HTE, HTFSE, delta-8, and delta-9 distillate and RSO (Rick Simpson’s Oil).

These powerful concentrates are starting to become more popular. Some cannabis users make concentrates their main mode of cannabis consumption because of the extreme effects and flavors. Some users have amassed high cannabis tolerances and cannabis concentrates get them more medicated more efficiently. Others use concentrates for medical reasons. People with extreme physical ailments will use distillates and RSO to treat pain in replacement of opioid-based medication.

RSO (Rick Simpson’s Oil)

Rick Simpson’s Oil is one of the first widely recognized cannabis concentrates. RSO is made with the medical patient in mind. RSO is usually dark in color and lacks flavors because the terpenes and flavonoids are destroyed during the extraction process. Rick Simpson used cannabis to treat post-concussion symptoms and help treat his skin cancer.

This leads him to create RSO so others could experience the healing properties of cannabis. Simpson doesn’t sell his oil. He encourages people to make their own. Making your own allows you to control the source of cannabis, dosage, and how you want to use it. Washington’s legal market makes it easy to source clean material. Brands like Emerald Jane’s sell sugar trim for purposes like RSO production.

THCa Isolates

Also known as THCa crystalline, diamonds, and rocks. THCa is the isolated precursor to THC. THCa, as it stands, is non-psychoactive. THCa must be decarboxylated to turn it into THC. That’s a scientific term for introducing heat. In this case, when the THCa hits your heated nail decarboxylation occurs, transforming it into THC as the vapor travels through your dab rig and into your system.

THCa isolates are raw cannabinoids with little or terpene content. These isolates are highly potent and regularly test upwards of 95 percent.

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Live Resin/Diamonds

Live resin comes from plants that are frozen after harvest. Freezing fresh cannabis preserves the terpene profile of the plant, preserving the aromas and flavors as well. Frozen plants produce concentrates that have explosive terpene profiles and moderate cannabinoid percentages.

Live resin has become a popular extract choice because of the intense flavor associated with it. DabX and others are taking live resin one step further. Diamond mining or recrystallization is the process of turning non-decarboxylated concentrates back into crystalline structures, per EdRosenthal.com.

Live resin diamonds pack the benefits of pure terpenes and raw cannabinoids. Expect intense flavors and long-lasting cerebral highs. Dabbing live resin diamonds or terp diamonds allows for a staggering effect that is unique among dabbing experience. Isolated terpenes are volatile by nature and they combust instantaneously on a hat nail. The diamonds are much more stable and melt slowly. This front-loads all of the terps and flavor. The THCa comes once the carb cap stirs the dab, and a second inhale blasts the user with a cerebral high.

HTE (High Terpene Extracts)

HTE stands for high terpene extracts. Terpenes can be separated from cannabinoids through different methods, but DabX uses steam to separate and collect terpenes. HTE’s produce bold flavor profiles with moderate to low THC numbers.

Delta 8 & Delta 9 Distillate

THC’s full name is actually delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol. Delta-9 distillate is a viscous liquid from of THC. Delta-8 distillate is another viscous, distilled version of a commonly found cannabinoid. Delta-8 is incredibly similar to delta-9, but features its own unique properties like lower psychoactive effects and potential cancer-fighting properties, according to Leafly.

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Learn More About Connoisseur Level Cannabis Concentrates

The Best Pot Shop in Everett!

KushMart opened in November 2014 and has been a top-ranked recreational pot shop since day 1. We’re located at 6309 Evergreen Way STE C minutes off of Interstate 5. With ample parking, you will be in and out in no time and with our amazing selection and best prices you will have a smile on your face.

Adults 21 and over can purchase up to one ounce of usable cannabis flower, 16 ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, 72 ounces of cannabis drinkables, and 7 grams of cannabis concentrates.

If you’re a registered medical cannabis patient, the limits are:

Three ounces of usable cannabis flower, forty-eight ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, two hundred sixteen ounces of cannabis drinkables, and twenty-one grams of cannabis concentrates, per the Washington State Department of Health.

ORDER CANNABIS CONCENTRATES ONLINE NOW   USING KUSHMART’S ONLINE MENU SYSTEM. CLICK HERE TO ADD TO YOUR CART