How sweet it is to smoke bud by you. SweetFlower, the clean and conscientious cannabis lifestyle brand, opened two retail locations this month in West Hollywood and Studio City, respectively.
They use high-quality, locally-sourced products and seem to be pretty-good stewards of the earth and local communities. I’m here for it.
I hit the store in WeHo completely unaware that I’m their target market. I’m a casual smoker who has held off because of the mysterious nature of dispensaries and my general ignorance about like, everything. I just know I like to get high!
The store is wide open, you can see every damn thing. Every bud, every drink, every salve is laid in front of you, and the staff is uber helpful. Think the Apple store, but like, much more chill. And there are no apples.
CUT TO: Me at home, trying this stuff out. I got an 8th of Malibu mellow, a calming indica that my friend said smells like chocolate. I work at home in front of a screen all day – like right now! – and this calmed my anxious mind. It hits real soft, like a massage of the mind.
Everyone loves sparkling drank, I am no exception. So the cannabis-infused hybrid Rainier Cherry was like, my thing. A little bit goes a long way, y’all. I ended up at a drag show, getting my life, smiling ear to ear. This was definitely a more charged experience, one I’d save for a party of close friends.
I got some Think BIG brand pre-rolls from Lowell Smokes, the ubiquitous cannabis farm and purveyor of some of the most handsomely packaged, tightly rolled product out there. I got 7 joints and have slowly worked my way through them whilst editing videos and eating cheese at my desk. A few shallow puffs and I can feel my focus return. They’re also super-fun to smoke.
CJ Wallace, son of The Notorious B.I.G. and Faith Evans, conceptualized the Think BIG brand, a company with the goal of de-stigmatizing prisoners with non-violent drug offices, and reshaping the criminal justice system as a whole.
A rep for for Lowell was on hand and really sold me on their efforts to hire folks recently released from prison to work at their statewide farms.
If Sweetflowers’ mission is to engage people who like weed but have been reluctant to really engage, they’re nailing it. I learned more about weed in a few days than I did my whole life. And the products are premium but at a competitive price. Consider me engaged.