If you’ve visited The Higher Path you’ve probably had the opportunity to meet Shorty, one of our amazing Shift Leads! Shorty’s positive energy is infectious—she’s always ready to greet you with a smile on her face and goes above and beyond to help you find products you’ll love. Whenever Shorty is on shift she not only gives 110% herself, she inspires her fellow employees to do the same. We love having Shorty as a part of The Higher Path family and that’s why she was selected as our first ever Employee of the Month for the month of April! Wanna get to know Shorty better? Read on to find out her favorite strain, who she’d love to smoke with and more!
Name: Jocelyn “Shorty” Sanchez
Job Title: Shift Lead
How long have you worked at THP?
10 months and still kickin’
Why did you decide to work in the cannabis industry?
At first I was very curious and wanted to know more and learn more about cannabis, but once I saw all the medical purposes and how it can help people I was very intrigued and stayed with it.
Did you work in the cannabis industry prior to being employed at THP?
Yes, I was a General Manager/Buyer for 7 years at a dispensary.
What's your favorite strain?
GSC and GG #4
Do you dab? If so, what's your favorite product that we carry?
Yes, I love Raw Garden and 710 Labs...they are super tasty!
What's your edibles tolerance like? Do you have a favorite product?
I love trying all kinds of edibles. I am at about 30-40mg. My favorite are District Hybrid Watermelon!
Describe the first time you got high.
It was actually at a park after school. We smoked a joint then went to the movie theaters.
Have you ever been "too high"? What did you do to get through it?
Yes! When I was 19 I was starting to get a little paranoid so I just turned on the TV and I fell asleep.
Blunt or bong?
Depends on what time it is and what I’m doing but I love both!
Indica, Sativa or Hybrid?
ALL OF THE ABOVE, but any GSC always!
Do you use CBD?
Yes, I recently had 3 seizures and was diagnosed epileptic so I have started to take CBD tinctures.
If you could get high with anyone, who would it be and why?
The queen, Erykah Badu so she can sing to me after.
Favorite food to eat when you have the munchies?
Korean BBQ hands down!
When you're not working, what do you like to do?
I am very active and social! I play on a basketball team and I love to watch sports. I’m a huge Patriots fan!
What are you currently watching on Netflix? (Or Hulu, or HBONow--you get the idea.)
POWER on Starz, I also just started The Act on Hulu.
Who inspires you?
What book are you reading right now?
The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck.
What's your go-to karaoke song?
Any Backstreet Boys or NSYNC songs.
Want to meet Shorty and the rest of the team? You can visit us in person at 14080 Ventura Blvd from 9am-10pm daily. Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook to see what we're up to!
@scareyjones, THP Staff
.Cannabis is reaching a higher volume of respect and acknowledgement in many medical fields. The cannabinoids in the therapeutic flower have started to replace many over the counter and prescribed medications such as opioids, acetaminophen (Tylenol) and alprazolam (Xanax). So it begs the question, how does cannabis measure up against sexual enhancing drugs that many rely on? And what part of the plant is going to determine and alter your mood?
A year into legal cannabis and we’re still mostly confined to consuming in the comforts of our homes. While West Hollywood recently announced the approval of eight consumption lounges, no one’s certain when they’ll actually be able to enjoy these spaces. Luckily, you don’t have to wait another year to smoke and socialize in Los Angeles.
Spliffkle and Eburnt, THP Contributor
I love love love Green Crack. A strong, stimulating sativa that keeps you clear headed, it’s perfect for daytime (or anytime) use. If I had to choose only one strain to smoke, this would be the one. There’s just one thing…
WHY DOES IT HAVE TO BE CALLED GREEN CRACK?!
If you’ve visited the Los Angeles International Airport website recently, you might have noticed a change in their public Marijuana Policy.
Spliffkle and Eburnt, THP Contributor
I tend to prefer flower to edibles whenever possible, but there are many situations where smoking isn’t an option. In those circumstances, PLUS Gummies offer an excellent alternative. The Higher Path currently offers three 100 mg options of PLUS Gummies: Sour Watermelon (Sativa), Blackberry & Lemon (Indica/CBD) and the newest flavor Sour Blueberry (Hybrid).
Spliffkle and Eburnt, THP Contributor
Generally speaking, I am a fan of regulation in the cannabis industry. It seems like a sensible way to eliminate (or at least reduce) the criminal element, while also providing funds for the state that can be used for things like education. As a parent I encourage packaging requirements and the like. However, as with all regulation, when you take it too far you end up stomping out innovation and progress.
Every cannabis enthusiasts' favorite day of the year is almost here--join us this Friday April 20th, 2018 from 7am-10pm as we celebrate the VERY FIRST recreational 4/20 in California!
All adults 21+ are welcome with a valid photo ID (from ANY state) or a valid passport! Anyone 18+ is welcome with a valid medical recommendation! You MUST have a valid form of ID (and your MMJ recommendation if you're a medical patient) physically with you to be let in to The Higher Path on 4/20--no exceptions!
Los Angeles Times
The wait is FINALLY over! We're extremely excited to announce that as of Saturday January 20th, 2018 The Higher Path is the first dispensary in Los Angeles OFFICIALLY OPEN for recreational cannabis sales! Here's what you need to know about coming to see us whether you're a recreational consumer or a medical cannabis patient:
Lots of things are changing about the California cannabis industry in 2018 & here at The Higher Path we're having to make some adjustments to our Loyalty Points & Rewards Systems.
Once we receive our recreational license we will no longer be able to give out free products of any kind to either medical patients or recreational consumers. We are legally required to do this based off of details in MCRSA:
Los Angeles Times
As the clock strikes midnight on December 31, 2017, fireworks will celebrate the new year and will signal the dawn of a new era: cannabis legalization in California. With this newfound freedom, the people of Los Angeles will be scrambling to get their medicine, and tourists will be coming in droves to sample (arguably) the country’s best herbs. But consumption laws have left people few options as to where they can enjoy cannabis, leading to uncertainty regarding the tourism that will accompany legalization. Tourists can buy it, but can’t smoke it anywhere?
We all know that 2018 will be a year for the books — recreational marijuana sales go into effect and change the landscape of the Los Angeles cannabis scene forever. But the million dollar question heard ‘round LA is, “Do I still need a medical card?” and the answer is entirely contingent upon your needs and desires as a cannabis user.
The new wave of recreational marijuana sales in California is just around the corner and the buzz of excitement from non-medical marijuana card holders is palpable. Now to address a word that’s been flitting around the state since last year’s election: taxes. How much will they go up, who will be affected and how do you avoid paying astronomical amounts of money for your medicine?
In the age of Postmates and AmazonFresh, it’s no surprise that cannabis users often opt to have their greenery delivered right to their door—but is it legal? Not currently in Los Angeles. This might come as a huge shock to you, especially when you login to Weedmaps & see the bevy of delivery services listed, but cannabis delivery in Los Angeles is illegal.
It is a common misconception that the presence of a cannabis dispensary in your neighborhood is bad for the community—that crime will increase, that children will have greater access to cannabis and that said dispensary will decrease the value of the neighborhood as a whole. By preying on the fears of individuals who simply don’t know any better, law enforcement and politicians have perpetuated the false narrative that cannabis is synonymous with crime and negativity. While there are many illegal dispensaries in Los Angeles that unfortunately do fall into this category, there are also numerous law abiding dispensaries like The Higher Path who have made it their mission to exemplify just how positive of an impact a legal dispensary can have on the community it operates within.
January 2018 is almost here--are you prepared to navigate recreational cannabis in Los Angeles? With over 1,400 dispensaries throughout the city, it's been difficult for Angelenos to know exactly which places are legal and which aren't. That's where the United Cannabis Business Association (UCBA) comes in! They've created a campaign called Get L.E.G.A.L. to help cannabis enthusiasts throughout Los Angeles know for sure if the dispensary they're visiting is actually legal.
There are numerous ways to medicate with marijuana: vaping, dabbing, smoking and ingesting. Today I want to focus on the method of ingesting and the most popular way is by consuming edibles. The overall effects from edibles can vary from person to person and can result in a more intense, longer-lasting high than smoking. After consumption, it generally takes anywhere from 45-120 minutes for one to start feeling the effects. The Higher Path takes pride in its edible selection as we have a variety to choose from: hard candy, cookies, brownies, gummies, drinks, etc. As you continue reading this article you will learn more about the Top 5 edibles we carry.
You’re walking down the beauty aisle at Whole Foods when to your surprise, you spy a bottle of lotion that appears to have a cannabis leaf on it. Is this for real? Can you actually purchase cannabis beauty products from your local grocery or drug store? Sort of.
Does your vision of a perfect wedding involve taking a toke instead of raising a glass? You’re not alone! It’s no secret that cannabis brings people together and elevates experiences—what better place for that than a wedding? Now that recreational cannabis is legal in 8 states, the popularity of cannabis weddings is on the rise with more and more couples choosing creative ways to incorporate this versatile flower into their day!
The Higher Path carries a wide array of edibles, but some offer a high amount of sugar and fat content that might not be functional to someone who is looking to medicate while on a diet or has diabetes. We try to carry a large amount of edibles that are scrumptious, healthy and most importantly guilt-free, so you can medicate while nurturing your body’s vitality with wholesome ingredients.
It’s the start of a new year & many of us are focusing on ways that we can improve our lives. Whether you’re looking to simply improve confidence in yourself or enter the world of dating & relationships, life coaching can be a fantastic tool—but what if you have to hide a portion of your life (i.e. cannabis use) from said life coach? Are you really getting the most out of that experience? Probably not.
Allow me to introduce you to Molly Peckler, the CEO of Highly Devoted Coaching, the first cannabis-friendly life coaching service.
How open are you about your cannabis use? Now that 29 states have legalized cannabis either medicinally or recreationally, this formerly taboo topic is finally starting to become normal—however, many patients still shy away from addressing it with their family. If you’re considering having “the (cannabis) talk” with your family this holiday season, here are a few things to keep in mind:
Founded in 2016, Whoopi & Maya is a joint medical cannabis venture between multi-award-winning actress, Whoopi Goldberg; and founder of Om Edibles, seven-time winner of the High Times Cannabis Cup, Maya Elisabeth. Based in the Bay Area, Whoopi & Maya offer a range of products for menstrual relief, including a bath soak, raw cacao powder, salve and tincture. With a focus on holistic practices and top-quality ingredients, Whoopi & Maya seek to provide women with natural, effective options to relieve menstrual cramps and discomfort.
For many people, part of the appeal of marijuana is its rumored aphrodisiac-like qualities. THC has been proven to elevate mood and arousal, as well as physically stimulating sexual activity, however, not all users have such a positive reaction. Despite the fact that this substance has the ability to enhance pleasure and reduce inhibitions, much in the way that alcohol does, it may also have some undesired effects on a person’s libido. While some users feel that it greatly increases their sexual desire, others experience the opposite effect. As you read the pros and cons of marijuana and sex below, keep in mind that drug effects are rarely simple, and there is no true “wonder drug” that will give you every benefit without any drawback (or vice versa). Also, because sex is more than just a physiological process, drugs may impact your psychological and social experience of sex in unpredictable ways.
If you are reading this article, it may be hard for you to comprehend the story that follows. In a state that has come to be known as the herald of medicinal marijuana, it may come as a surprise just how illegal cannabis still is in other parts of our country. This story is one among thousands that illustrates that stark contrast between state laws. The fact that someone could still face decades of prison time in the United States for using cannabis to treat a fatal disease is absolutely unfathomable to most who live on the east or west coast of the U.S. However, for those that dwell in the middle of our continent, marijuana prohibition is still in full swing. Taking some of the “heart” out of our “heart-land”.