Archives for February 2019

Korova Organik Chocolate & Peanut Butter Bar


If you’re looking for a guilt-free way to medicate while still satisfying your sweet tooth, look no further than the Korova Organik Chocolate & Peanut Butter Bar.

Here’s what you need to know: What’s in the bag 300mg THC total. Recommended 6 doses.

Infused with lab tested, solvent-free coconut oil and flavored with real fruit juice

Ingredients: Organic peanut butter, organic gluten free oats, organic agave syrup, organic coconut flour, organic cannabis infused coconut oil, vegan organic chocolate chips, brown rice cereal, organic vanilla extract, baking soda, sea salt.

First Impressions: The chocolate and peanut butter smell super yummy when I open the bag. The consistency is a little crumbly when you cut it up, like a cross between a brownie and a granola bar. Since the bars are not scored, you have to use your best judgment when cutting it into appropriate doses. There’s a noticeable taste of cannabis, but it’s not overpowering and it gives the bar an earthiness that I actually appreciated. It left my mouth feeling a little dry, so I would suggest enjoying these bars with a tall glass of your favorite milk.

Effects: I took about 50mg (I’m estimating, since I cut the bar into six pieces as the dosing guidelines suggest). After about 90 minutes, I started to feel deep relaxation in my body and a noticeable decrease in pain from my workout the previous day. I have a pretty high tolerance, so the effects only lasted about two hours for me. I wasn’t particularly motivated while the effects were present, so this seems like a great product for evening medicating or for an afternoon of movie watching or staying indoors.

Overall: This bar satisfies a sweet tooth while helping to keep my body feeling healthy and strong. One downside is that it’s meant to be dosed in 50mg increments, but you have to cut it into pieces yourself, which can lead to inaccurate dosing. That means these bars are not ideal for patients new to cannabis or those with low tolerance. Always remember the golden rule of edibles: start low, go slow.

Marley Natural Roundup


Marley Natural Pre Rolls: Red (CBD-Rich)

If you’ve been wanting to try Marley Natural (and you should!) here are two of the Marley products that we carry at Mankind.

What’s in the tin? 3 Pre-Rolls, 0.5 grams each Strain: ACDC Batch tested lab results: THCA 0.91%, THC 0.14%, CBD 17.7% First Impression: I love the tin. It feels sleek and sophisticated. When you slide the lid off, you see three perfectly rolled joints emblazoned with an M on the crutch. The scent reminds me of a forest of pine trees after a thunderstorm. The pre-rolls are whole flower and well rolled so they burn evenly leaving a light grey ash.

Effects:  I was having a panic attack and desperately needed something to calm me down. I smoked half of one of these and felt better within a few minutes. My heart rate slowed back down to normal and the clenching in my stomach finally released. I tried another pre-roll when I felt a migraine coming on and it quickly counteracted the pain and prevented the migraine. I smoked the third on a normal day and noticed that my body felt more comfortable, relaxed, and grounded and my mood was slightly uplifted. Overall: This is an excellent choice for patients who experience pain or anxiety. It’s also a wonderful strain for daytime use if you need to be completely clear headed, because at 17:1 CBD to THC, there are no psychoactive (high) effects.

Marley Natural: Green (Hybrid)


What’s in the jar?

3.5 grams of  flower and a Bovida 2 way humidity control packet

Strain: SAGE

Batch tested lab results: THCA 21.1%, THC 2.4%

First Impression:  I didn’t know this until I looked it up on Leafly, but SAGE is an acronym that stands for Sativa Afghani Genetic Equilibrium. When you open the beautiful glass jar, a sweet piney aroma fills the air. The buds are well trimmed and covered with sparkly golden trichomes. It grinds well and smokes even better, leaving that grayish ash  just like the Red pre-roll above.

Effects:  I noticed that about 5 minutes after smoking a bowl, my mind was active, alert, and focused. I also felt energized–equally prepared to clean the house or go for a workout. My mood was pleasant and a bit euphoric.

Overall: This is a great “get stuff done” strain. I’d suggest reserving this for projects with deadlines, high energy activities, and anytime you’re feeling sluggish and need a kick in the pants to get you moving! At 23% THC, this is not the faint of heart, so if your tolerance is low, remember to start with one small puff and go from there.

Pick up your Marley Natural flower from Mankind today!


Gummy 420 Sanded Strawberries


I picked up a package of Gummy 420 Sanded Strawberry edibles and tried them out! Here’s what you need to know: What’s in the bag?

  • 150mg THC total. 20 Individually infused 7.5mg pieces.
  • Infused with lab tested, solvent-free coconut oil and flavored with real fruit juice

First Impressions: These gummies are a little messy because they’re covered with sugar. When you open the package you’ll discover a pleasant, sweet berry scent. The flavor has some herb overtones but mostly tastes like strawberry fruit punch. There’s a tiny bit of tartness that makes your mouth water and the aftertaste reminds me of strawberry gum. Effects: I have a high tolerance so I ate two gummies (15mg total) to start. It took about 90 minutes to feel effects but once they kicked in, I felt relaxed and calm.

My head was surprisingly clear–I didn’t feel spacey or much of a head high at all. It was chill without being sleepy. I had a few friends try it just to get more of a sampling. One friend with an exceptionally low tolerance felt happy and decidedly high after eating one. Another friend, (who is a casual user but also built like a football player,) ate about five and went to an amusement park for the day. He said he felt great but barely felt high.

Overall: At 7.5mg per gummy, these are a reasonably dosed, well made edible. If you have a high tolerance and really want to feel high you might want to skip this one (or choose to eat the whole bag at once), but for folks newer to edibles or consumers looking for a lower dose experience–this is an excellent choice.

Select Cartridges Elite LA Confidential


The taste, quality, and packaging are top notch and the effects are exactly as listed. Thinking about picking one up for yourself? Here’s what you need to know: What’s in and on the box?

  • 0.5 gram extracted cannabis oil in a pre-filled vape cartridge with a cotton wick
    Lab testing information from SC Labs: 84.87% THC and <0.01% CBD
    Sticker label for cartridge
  • Directions clearly printed on the package, (Each 6-second draw is one serving and contains 2.82mg THC), along with a strain name, estimated time for activation (15 minutes), flavor profile (earthy and sweet), and anticipated effects (relaxed and happy)
  • Vaporizing is one of the healthiest ways to medicate and we are absolutely wild about these Select Cartridges
  • First Impressions: I love everything about the packaging for this cartridge. This packaging should become an industry standard–and ultimately will when the Prop 64 regulations take effect in 2018. One thing I almost missed (but didn’t, thanks to Select Oil’s Instagram) is that each package comes with a sticker label for the cartridge, so if you have more than one–and trust us, you’re going to want more than one–you can tell them apart! This kind of attention to detail is a welcome relief for folks who are used to playing roulette with their unlabeled cartridges. As directed, I took three quick puffs to prime the cartridge, then a six second draw. The flavor is distinctly sweet and piney, with some earthiness on the finish, just as the package claims.
Effects: LA Confidential is one of my favorite strains, so I was extra excited to try this. I was expecting it to be more sleepy, but I found myself clear but deeply relaxed with significantly less stress than when I started. The happy feelings settled in after about fifteen minutes. The pine flavor suggests the presence of pinene, a terpene that makes plants smell like pine and helps with alertness and focus. I took three 6-second puffs and felt fantastic. The effects lasted about 45 minutes, which is longer than usual for me because I have a high tolerance. I suspect those with a lower tolerance than mine may find the effects linger even longer.

Overall: I am thoroughly impressed with Select Oil. The taste and effects are exactly as promised, the oil is lab tested with the results printed on the box, and the packaging is thoughtful and pragmatic. The label sticker was an inspired touch. I was told by reps from the company that these cartridges pair best with direct inhale batteries, rather than push-button batteries, because too high a temp will burn the oil.

Flow Kana Pink Goddess (Flower)

As you know, we have an extensive selection of flower at Mankind. We carry Flow Kana flower and pre-rolls, and thought you might enjoy a spotlight on one of our favorite Flow Kana strains, Pink Goddess!

What’s in the bag:

  • 3.5 grams Flow Kana flower: Pink Goddess

  • Cannabinoid content: 19.98% THC, 0.06% CBD, 0.01% CBN, 5% THCV

First Impressions: The bud is dense, well groomed, and appears to be optimally cured. The scent of the intact flower is unmistakably fruity and sweet. There is a faint but very pleasant floral odor that intensifies as the bud is broken up. Once ground or torn notes of lemon and mint can also be detected easily. Broken open the bud appears to have a healthy and uniform distribution of trichomes throughout; always a lovely confirmation that the grower is experienced. 

Smoked in a glass pipe and lit with a lighter: Flavor on green is a surprise but not at all an unpleasant one. Given the fruity, citrus and floral aroma of the bud, one could righteously expect the first hit to taste like a fork-full of fruit salad. However, despite giving off a powerfully bright myriad of scents the first puff of this bud fills the mouth with a rich, nutty smoke that is also slightly sweet. A quick French-inhale reveals that the minty and fruity notes have converted to a subtle but earthy spice that compliments the taste and feel of the smoke. 

Vaped in a VapeXhale at 320 degrees Fahrenheit: Vaporizing allows the consumer to appreciate the more subtle nuances of the terpenes, and I noticed the fruit and the citrus were very present on the inhale and the floral still slips to spice, but without the earthy, nutty notes as when the flower is smoked.

Effects: Immediately noticeable is the typical dropping of the shoulders and deepening of breath. This is followed by a familiar and friendly warmth in the eyes and cranium and a general relaxing on a cerebral level. Within 20 minutes the high evolves somewhat into a more classic “stoney” feeling but retains a graceful amount of lucidity which allows greater enjoyment of the experience.

Overall: This Flow Kana flower, with 5% THCV, doesn’t cause munchies at all. I appreciate this aspect, since it’s important for me to be able to mindfully consume in all aspects of my life, whether food or cannabis. I love that the effects are so upbeat while still relaxing. This is a great strain to use when entertaining friends in the evening or playing games on a rainy Saturday. I’d stick to Uno and Cards Against Humanity than more complicated games like Risk though.

Weed The People – A Cannabis Documentary

Medical Marijuana Matters


Cancer sucks. We all know it. It destroys lives and the families of those who fall victim to it. The drugs so commonly used to treat this terrible disease, including chemo and radiation, are often just as brutal in their side effects as the disease itself. The success rate of chemo and radiation? Well that is dependent on who you listen to (or believe) and the type of cancer. There is a better solution however. Medical marijuana.

Medical Marijuana – The Cure?

So if medical cannabis is the miracle cure for cancer, and so many other dire diseases, why isn’t it more widely accepted and prescribed. Well again this is dependent on who you listen to and believe.

Cannabis can’t truly be tested in lab to verify it’s efficacy. Why not? Because the DEA and Federal Government still have it classified as a Schedule 1 drug (see a full list HERE) which also means it cannot be tested in a lab to determine it’s clinical benefits. Yet across the world people are seeing real medical benefits.

Luckily for us the topic of cannabis in the United States has turned much more positive in recent years, with a new bill in the House, H.R. 420 (more on that HERE) to treat cannabis like alcohol and decriminalize it across the country.

Even with recreational use finding legal footing in multiple states there are still those that would benefit from it’s medical use. Yet it’s full benefits may not ever be found if it is not able to be tested in labs to determine it’s full range of benefits. How then can we raise understanding of this important topic? Enter the magnificent world of the documentary, Weed The People.

Weed The People – A Healing Revolution


Weed The People takes an honest look at the impact medical marijuana has had on the lives of families ravaged by the trials of cancer, including childhood cancer. It asks honest questions about why legislation still exists preventing the legalization of such a powerful aid in the battle against this horrible disease. By following families who are using medical cannabis to aid in their fight against cancer we get to experience real life triumphs and hear thoughts from medical doctors on the benefits of cannabis as a life changing cancer treatment.

It doesn’t matter if you are a long term cannabis connoisseur, or an on the fence doubter, this is a documentary everyone needs to witness. It is just that important.

Grab Tickets For January 28th Special Showing

Mankind Dispensary is working to help bring this awakening documentary to everyone on Monday January 28th at the UltraStar Mission Valley theater, but we can’t make it happen without you.

In order to make this viewing take place Weed The People and Mankind Dispensary need your help. We need to fill 71 seats still or the showing won’t take place, and it needs to. Grab a friend, family member, co-worker, or your local Representative, and bring them with you to a truly educational, emotional, and powerful film.

Tickets are available now HERE for only $14 per seat. Mankind Dispensary and some of our very special vendors will be handing out deals to be redeemed at Mankind. So not only can you help bring light to this important topic, but you can grab something to help you continue that feel good sensation after the film is over. For more details check out the Facebook event page.

Help us bring this vital film to more people and raise awareness of the important medical benefits of cannabis. We are all in this together. We are all Mankind.

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