Monday, April 25, 2016
Saturdays at Higher Leaf just got a even better with more great weekly discounts for one of the best and biggest growers in Washington: Phat Panda!
We're working to have the largest selection and best prices of not just the Eastside but Washington state as well. 
We want you to stay stocked with top shelf Phat Panda flowers. Be sure to look for featured strains of the day as well as mix and match specials for Phat Panda pre-rolls and Bong Buddies every Saturday!

John, a long time budtender, has been a cannabis connoisseur for many years. He has deep understanding of the  medicinal benefits of cannabis, and he loves sharing that knowledge with other people.

"Flow: CBD Deep Tissue & Joint Gel is on point. I've had joint pain and muscle tension for more years than not. This Flow gel is fast acting with long relief. The texture is like honey but very smooth and not sticky. I would continue to buy this regularly and highly recommend it to anyone who is looking to enjoy their cannabinoids in a more localized application. The scent is a very mild, citrus essential oil type smell. 
I score it an 8/10 for now due to a slight stinging sensation when applied to certain body parts but great fast acting relief. I would also like to look more into what the cosmetic base gel is made of."

Flow: CBD Deep Tissue & Joint Gel is made by Fairwinds who specialize in high CBD products for the growing Washington cannabis market. 
$52.00 - 4mg THC/66mg of CBD

by Lizzie Maslen

Spiritual and Religious Uses of Marijuana-Shamanism

Shamanism is actually a wide range of traditional belief systems that are thought to have originated within the indigenous tribes of Northern Asia and are still widely practiced throughout the world today. Shamanism is based solidly in nature, rooted in the belief in the interconnectedness of all things and heavily influenced by the idea that the physical world is constantly pervaded by invisible forces or spirits that affect the lives of the living. Within
Shamanism there are powerful priests called Shamans who are known as spiritual healers and energy workers. They have the ability to communicate with the spiritual realm and are believed to be intermediaries between the physical and spiritual world, bringing back knowledge and healing to those suffering from unseen spiritual ailments. At times, in order to facilitate these alterations in consciousness or vision quests, Shamans use fasting, drum circles, sweat lodges, psychedelic mushrooms and can anyone guess what else? Weed. They smoke weed.

From what I’ve gathered, some Shamans are generous with their all-natural drug use, using it to aid in the wormhole journeys between realms, but more than just smoking the buds, Shamans communicate with the plant’s spirit, asking it attend to the needs of their body and aid in whatever the vision quest requires. The only reason Shamans consume drugs is to aid the living, never recreationally. Shamans take a hit for the team, using cannabis to gain insight and to channel the divine, helping to heal the living. Let it be understood that with any religious belief system, not every follower adheres to some practices. There are Shamans around the world that reach spiritual levels of enlightenment through meditation and fasting and don’t believe in the need for any mind-altering substances...but I bet smoking weed makes it way more fun. As I was in the middle of researching this article, a gentleman came into the store looking for a euphoric sativa strain that he could take to a Shamanistic retreat in the mountains. We ended up having a great conversation about his guru and their use of cannabis as a way to gather together and share an experience in nature with like-minded thinkers. I recommended OG Chem and Panda OG from Phat Panda for pre-rolls. In lieu of those options, I can confidently endorse a strain called Jesus which is a great sativa from Seattle grower, Dawg Star.

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