INCOMING: Strain Drop Saturday

Good afternoon to you all.  Today is a good day.  Do you know why? Well there are actually 3 separate reasons that combine to make it more than a good day.  It’s a GREAT day!

Reason #1

As you most likely know, each weekend we like to drop a new strain onto our menu on Saturday.  It is even better when that new strain is a BRAND new Pakalolo GROWN strain.  Even more so when the genetics originate in the the tropical islands of Hawaii bred by the Pua Mana Ohana as our award winning Mauna Kea White fire OG was. Well we think we have another award winner for you today with our Maui Pineapple Chunk!

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“Maui Pineapple Chunk is a 50/50 hybrid bred by Pua Mana 1st Hawaiian Pakalōlō Seed Bank, who crossed Pineapple Chunk with their Nāhiku Maui Wowie to create this balanced Hawaiian strain. Sweet and sour tropical flavors reminiscent of this strain’s homeland deliver you to a calm, uplifted mindset far away from stress.” – Leafly

This strain is potent coming in at 26.5% and starts off with strong aroma of tropical fruit and ending with a pungent spice and skunkiness.  It’s a keeper for sure… Unfortunately, we most likely wont be able to keep it on our shelves for very long before our awesome friends get word and clean us out!  So come down and start you GREAT Saturday with a fantastic strain drop.  While you are here you might want to take part in….

Reason #2

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Our edibles have been replenished and then some! Einstein Lab’s has graced us with a full shipment of their popular Leaf Chews.  We have their full line up including Goodness Grapecious, Pineapple Sorbet and Cookies and Cream on the shelves waiting to be consumed.  We have also received a new shipment of MoMo’s Bakery full line up including Lemon Dreams, Crinkles, Cannachews and Butterscotch Brownies. If you are an edible lover than today is your day at Pakalolo Supply Company!  Perhaps you aren’t an edible lover but a concentrate connoisseur.  Well then you are going to love reason 3….

Reason #3

We are currently carrying the biggest selection of concentrates we have ever had!  We have the fan favorites from Einstein Labs: E * Blunt Slim Kits and the cartridge oil refills.  Once again we have collaborated with Einstein himself to create a strain specific Slim Kit and refills.  This time we used our record breaking THC strain CHERNOBYL! We also have 4 different types of shatter from Good Titrations as well as their 80% cannabis oil.  Like I said, we are STOCKED UP! You can be too…. 🙂

Reason #4

Did I say 3 reasons?! That’s my bad because I forgot we are having a GET OUT AND VOTE NO PARTY TONIGHT AT THE BLUE LOON!!! We really hope to see as many friendly faces as possible out there tonight and support the cause for KEEPING CANNABIS LEGAL in Fairbanks.  We want to spread the word as much as possible before the vote on Tuesday October 3rd. On top of that its going to be a BLAST.  We are going to have live music from 3 local artists in Alaska Redd, Lee Jones and Shawny Bones.  Our local super star and cannabis proponent Glenner will be speaking and performing some comedy.  Most importantly we will hear from Brandon Emmett who is on the Alaska Marijuana Industry Association and the Marijuana Control Board here in Fairbanks.  Mr. Emmett has been one the very most active proponents of the legal cannabis industry and he. Knows. His. stuff.  So please come out and converse with the industry, have a drink, listen to some music and blow some trees at the Get Out and VOTE NO Party at the Blue Loon tonight at 8pm!

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Mahalo for stopping by the PakaBlog, we hope to see you at some point on this GREAT day!

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The Story of Legal Retail Cannabis in Alaska and the Misguided Idea to Ban It

BALLOTS ARE OPEN, VOTE NO TODAY!

Aloha to all!  First things first. The ballots for the October 3rd election are now open for early voting at both City Hall and North Star Borough building from 8am-5pm Monday through Friday.  From today until the day of the vote, you can stop by either location and get your voting out of the way.  Let’s get an early start on putting to rest these propositions that look to ban safe retail cannabis.  It’s a short ballot so it should take you no longer than 5 minutes to fill it out by VOTING NO on PROPS 1 and A to KEEP CANNABIS LEGAL!

Today we want to dive into the backstory of the cannabis industry in Alaska and how it has massively succeeded since its was legalized in 2014.   Then we will transition into talking about the group who wants it banned.  We believe their campaign is largely based on false facts and misguided ideas with no thought for the livelihood of our state as a whole.  The banning has far greater implications than they want to admit.  Their willingness to ban something they do not understand because it is different can be compared to many dark chapters in human history such as the formation of prolific organized crime with the prohibition of alcohol.  What else do they not understand and where will they stop if they win this vote?  In a more direct manner the loss of Alaska owned and operated businesses along with thousands of jobs and millions of tax dollars is hard to accept when compared to their reasons for wanting retail cannabis banned.  Let’s get motivated to get out an VOTE NO and shut these guys down for good by taking a closer look at it all.


The Journey So Far

It has been close to 3 years since we voted as a state to legalize retail cannabis.  During the year before the 2014 ballot, those that were in support of legalizing banded together then planned and executed a plan by raising funds, campaigning and simply believing in what they were fighting for.  The day of the vote there was a strong feeling in the air that by nightfall Alaska would have legal retail cannabis.  Everyone I spoke to that day seemed to have the same notion.  That strong perception was justified when our state passed the vote with 54% approval and retail cannabis was finally legal.  We finally had the right to build an industry around this natural plant that has so much to offer.  A right we never should have had to fight for in the first place were it not for the lies and propaganda that our own country pumped into the people such as “The War on Drugs” and Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No” campaign that falsely claimed marijuana is extremely dangerous due to an exaggerated high and its adverse effects on your health.  These lies have taken decades to dissipate and are still firmly believed by many.  Fortunately, there is now enough of us in Alaska that have taken the time to learn the facts and science about what cannabis has to offer and voted to legalize it. Some wanted it legal on a personal level from past recreational or medical use while many more of us saw the entire picture understanding its economic impact (over $2 million in Alaska tax dollars so far), potential for lowering crime rate by allowing police time to pay attention to more important issues in Fairbanks (putting people in jail for a bag of weed is a crime in itself), making it safer through testing and regulation or the relief it gives to those around the world including those with epilepsy, PTSD or recovering addicts.   Either way, we understood, we voted, we won and it was over.  At least we thought it was.

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Following the vote it was time to journey into the unknown.  The state went to work dedicating thousands of man hours to creating the regulations and laws that would govern this new industry.  People of all walks of life around the state began to make plans to dedicate their lives to something completely new with limitless possibilities.  The application, zoning, inspection and regulations that were eventually put into place by the state are difficult to overcome for any person.  To start a business within this industry takes complete dedication and heavy funding.  Still, new businesses began to take shape ranging from those that are implied from the 4 types of licenses which are retail, cultivation, manufacturing (edibles, concentrates, etc) and testing to the supportive business types such as trimming, packaging, transport, etc. down to the accessory stores such as garden supplies and head shops. Thousands of jobs in turn came from these businesses and the numbers are still climbing.   People were researching, learning and mastering techniques and methods to put into place while others were building their infrastructures and stocking up on supplies.  The people of Alaska were once again pioneering and doing things the right way, our own way.  It was very exciting and still is because that’s what being an Alaskan is all about.

 

On October 28, 2016 Pakalolo Supply Company made the first legal retail cannabis sale in Alaska.  Due to the nature of the regulations and application process the industry got off to a slow start.  However, since then it has gone into overdrive.  More and more businesses have grown into full operation status.  There is now a constant and steady supply of cannabis, edibles and concentrates and a matching consumer demand resulting in over 2 million in tax revenue up to this point. These tax dollars will lend to great improvements to our state across the board including infrastructure, schools, etc.  It is also a great stop gap for the declining oil industry and the resulting decline in tax dollars which has resulted in large budget cuts and proposed new taxes in Alaska.  Thanks to the cannabis industry there is a new stream of jobs being created and that stream seems to be getting bigger and bigger.  Many of those who have found jobs, including myself, have seemed to find their calling in an industry built around cannabis.  More and more people are starting to become educated on cannabis and really understand its beneficial nature. Most importantly those who desire to consume cannabis no longer have to meet their black market dealer in a dark parking lot or go on living without it.  Instead they now have the ability to safely choose from and purchase a variety of tested-safe cannabis and cannabis products in a well lit retail store with optional help from knowledgeable budtenders.  No one has to feel the anxiety, worry or guilt for consuming something they love and know is safe.  [AMIA/COMMUNITY OUTREACH/DONATIONS] On the other side of things… Well honestly, there is no other side.  I was going to name some negative effect from legalizing cannabis but as far as I know there hasn’t been one.  No issues with underage kids has arisen,  there has been no mythical overdoses and things seem to be moving smoothly in general with no awful trends in sight.  It would seem that legalizing legal cannabis was the right choice… To most people.

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The Ridiculous but Serious Threat

During the third year of legal retail cannabis a prohibitionist group with the misleading title, Safe Neighborhoods Fairbanks lead by Salcha resident Jim Ostlind, gathered the very small amount of signatures required to place a proposition on the October 3rd, 2017 ballot.   If either or both Proposition 1 and Proposition A are passed, legal cannabis will be banned from the North Star Borough and/or City of Fairbanks.  Click the link below to view the ballot.

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Initially Jim Ostlind’s prohibition campaign had the title Drug Free Fairbanks.  A vocal group who refuse to educate themselves on the science of cannabis and still considers it a drug along with meth and heroin.  However, most people do not consider cannabis a drug anymore so he was getting no traction and had to take a different, more misleading stance as Safe Neighborhoods Fairbanks. The word “safe” implies that they are trying to make neighborhoods more safe by banning cannabis.  The question is safe from what? Well their main argument is that cannabis cultivation buildings are now popping up in residential neighborhoods like your own and the smell is causing its inhabitants to be unsafe.  Besides the completely false claim that the smell of cannabis is somehow dangerous to your livelihood, there is the fact that there are strict zoning regulations that do not allow cannabis operations to be in residential neighborhoods, near schools, etc.  Up to this point the prohibitionist group has actually been referring to the same single area and group of individuals who are effected by the smell.  The “neighborhood” they are referring to is off of Chena Hot Springs road in what is classified as a General Use zone by the city.   General Use means that the area can be used for anything including farms, livestock, shooting range, etc.  The area is not residential and the people that own houses there should be aware of the zoning placed on their property.  Many people choose this zoning purposely to be able to have the increased freedoms for themselves on their land.  If someone wanted to they could put a landfill, nuclear power plant, strip club or an adult movie theater in that area due to it being a General Use zone.  The guidelines can be seen below or studied more in depth here.

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There is a specific household in this area that is upset that there is a cultivation somewhat near their home and claims that the smell is unbearable because it causes their family migraine headaches. There is no evidence or studies that show that the smell of a growing cannabis plant causes migraines. If that were the case it would be a nightmare owning or working at a cultivation. On top of that, cultivation companies are required to have proper ventilation with the air moving through carbon filters on its way out of the building to specifically damper the smell.  I personally work at a cultivation and I don’t smell cannabis until I walk into the building, and when I smell it I don’t get migraines. Therefore on a personal level it is hard to imagine that the smell is coming out of a building then drifting across a long distance and into these peoples homes to cause them migraines.

For the sake of argument lets say that what they are saying is the truth. Is relieving a headache a good enough reason to shut down an industry of Alaskan owned and operated businesses that people have put their lives into? Keeping our great state autonomous is something Alaska has always strived to accomplish.  Yet this group of prohibitionist are willing to take a successful self-governed Alaskan industry because they got a headache.  Is the smell of cannabis a good enough reason to take away hundreds of peoples jobs?  Is it worth getting rid of the enormous tax revenue that will continue to get larger each month and make Alaska a better place to live? Is it a good enough reason to spread propaganda and false information to succeed in banning it? Apparently to them, it is.  They don’t seem to have regard for anyone else when pushing for this ban except their own small group who is uncomfortable because they are not educated about cannabis.   They could easily take less aggressive approach that will not have such drastic negative effects on our local community and our state as a whole. For example, the borough will accept requests to rezone well developed GU areas into Residential zoning.  They are even waiving the $1000 request fee to encourage such things as can be read in the FNSB Community Planner’s letter to the editor. Clearly that option is not enough for the “Safe Neighborhoods Fairbanks”.  What else isn’t good enough for them and what will they come for next? An important question to ask when people attempt to take away your rights for their own selfish reasons.

The Safe Neighborhoods Facebook page is perfect example of what type of campaign Safe Neighborhoods Fairbanks is running with a collection posts consisting of false facts and shares of Daily News-Miner letters to the editor that they themselves wrote.  When people comment on these posts in an attempt to show what they are claiming is untrue with full references to regulations and studies they delete those peoples comments.  You will see that there is 40-50 comments on a single post but when you click to read them there is only 1 or 2 from the few who actually agree with them.  They consistently take the time to delete anyone’s comment that oppose them because they have no answer or rebuttal to the truth.  They have failed to get the public to agree with them as was shown when the state voted to legalize and when they failed to get enough signatures last year to get the ban proposition on the ballot (it took them at least twice the amount of time to collect signatures to put this on the Fairbanks ballot as it took us to get signatures for the statewide ballot in 2014).  They have no other option but to lie because the facts don’t support what they claim.

Another one of their arguments is that those under 21 will start using cannabis more because its more readily available with retail shops in operation. It is no different then the way liquor stores have operated for decades.  Additionally, studies from Colorado and Washington show that underage use actually goes down with a legal market.  Your black market dealer isn’t going to ID twice (once at the door and once at the register) like Pakalolo Supply Company and other retail shops.   Having legal cannabis stores inevitably results in black market dealers not having as big of a market for a multitude of reasons causing them to dissipate.  The implications of that would be a drop in crime rate with less underage use. Banning legal cannabis cultivations and stores does not simply erase it from existence.  It will encourage everyone that can no longer legally purchase it to start growing up to 6 plants at home without regulation for zoning and proper ventilation since it will remain legal on the personal level.  A portion of those people will most likely start selling it on the black market to make back some of their money from electricity use.  What Safe Neighborhoods is claiming to do by banning retail cannabis, and what it will actually happen if it is banned, is completely contradictory.  It would be pretty ironic if that General Use Zone/”neighborhood” and area around their house still smelled like cannabis after they got it banned due to an increase in home grows.  If you actually want to keep your neighborhoods safe then vote NO on Propositions 1 and A.

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I could go on forever picking the Safe Neighborhoods argument apart but by now it should be easy to see that the whole basis for their campaign is to misguide and the foundation it rest upon is built on lies.  The worst part is that they seem to know it.  Their actions to hide information and not respond to the facts show that they want to ban it simply because they don’t like it, and because they don’t like it, no one else should be able to either.  It’s a level of immaturity that is reminiscent of the school yard. Regardless of what they claim cannabis cultivations and retail shops are zoned consistently with everything else and cannot go up in residential areas, people under 21 cannot enter cannabis retail stores (additionally studies showing underage use declines) and due to the decline of the oil industry with resulting budget cuts and lay-offs the cannabis industry is something our town and state desperately needs.  More importantly, people should be able to access cannabis in a safe and normalized manner for whatever reason they desire, whether it be recreational or medical.  Safe Neighborhoods is only looking out for their own selfish insecurities while ignoring the rest of the state.  Let make sure we put an end to their campaign for good by winning in a landslide.

Our Response

It is hard to sit by and let the Safe Neighborhoods Fairbanks campaign spread false information.  We know that the majority of our state is more educated than to believe what they are offering as fact.  That’s why our goal is as simple as to spread the word to let our voices be heard come October 3rd. The vote is now less than 1 week away so we are campaigning at full power to make as big of an impact as possible.  The funding and support has been a blessing and we are very thankful to everyone who has pitched in.  We are also very thankful to our amazing patrons.   However now is not the time to lay off the gas pedal.  We must remain persistently active until the ballots have close on the evening of October 3rd.  SO ONCE AGAIN, it is important to know that the BALLOTS ARE OPEN NOW! Both the City Hall and the North Star Borough building are open for early voting from 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday.  All that you need to do is stop by either of the locations with your Alaska ID or drivers license and quickly fill out the ballot and *VOTE NO on Prop 1 or Prop A* (dependent on where you live).  City hall is located at 800 Cushman street and the borough building is at 907 Terminal street.  Please take some time out of your day to swing by and get your vote out of the way.  Let everyone you know that the ballots are now open (tell them to tell their friends!) even if you have to shout it out on social media.  Lets try and put this fire out before it even gets a chance to ignite.  Share this article to help get the word out.  We want everyone to do this for themselves as it will effect our state as a whole on an industry, criminal, political and financial levels. However, we need you to know how much we appreciate it on a much more personal level because it will really have a extremely negative effect on our lives, as well as everyone else involved in the industry, if either of these propositions pass.

1 MILLION MAHALOS!

 

Pakalolo Supply Company and all of the other Cannabis businesses will be out sign waving and kocking on doors up until October 3rd. Right now in the store we are offering large yard signs from Keep Cannabis Legal Fairbanks campaign.  You are more than welcome to come grab signs when we are open 11am-8pm.  They can be used to put in your yard, put up at your place of business or join us waving signs on the corner of Aiport way and Peger rd.  There is a number of different dates we will be out waving with time slots in the morning and late afternoon/early evening.  We have sign up sheets in store if you would like to volunteer for a specific date and time.  There will also be a number of other locations that Keep Cannabis Legal campaigners will be waving at so feel free to join us at any location.  The more people we have out waving signs the more people will realize how important it is to us.   Some aren’t quite aware of the implications while others still aren’t even aware of the vote in general.  We need to get the word out any way we possibly can.  Let friends and family know, come grab some signs and lets go make some noise to…

VOTE NO TODAY ON PROPOSITIONS 1 and A 


Get Out and VOTE NO Party at the Blue Loon

To celebrate the united fight for our rights the industry will be holding the Get Out and VOTE NO Party at the Blue Loon on Saturday September 30th!  Brandon Emmett from the Alaska Marijuana Industry Association and Marijuana Control Board will be speaking about the industry and the upcoming vote.  Additionally the one and only Glenner will be talking and telling some jokes while Alaska Redd will be DJing and heading the music performance with guest appearances from Lee Jones and Shawny Bones.  It is going to be a fun night and we want as many people to be there to celebrate our right to legally cultivate and sell cannabis which will inevitably make our great state of Alaska a better place to live.  All proceeds will be going to the Autism Society of Alaska and you can enter the party with a minimum donation.  Please come out and show your support, have a drink and burn a blunt or 5 with the cannabis industry this weekend! Mahalo, see you there!

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Weekly Specials 2/26 are Live!

Greetings PakaBloggers!  The Weekly Specials are up on our store menu and we have a big list with some big discounts for the last week of September heading into the vote on October 3rd.  We want to get everyone as motivated as possible by showing you we appreciate your support during this fight to stay open with these awesome Weekly Specials.  Let’s get into it.

Funkist has seen some huge price cuts on all its products including the sixpack which is down to $45 from its original $58 price.  The Funkist 3.5g and 7g have both seen $7 drops as well.  Another big drop is the Alien Julio Kush six packs which are down to $50 from $60.  Those are some of the big ones but there are many more specials this week so check out the menu to see if your favorite strain is on there. Mahalo for stopping by and well see you at Pakalolo Supply Company!

P.S. Ballots are now open at the City Hall and North Star Borough building until October 2nd. Get out and get your vote in as NO to Prop 1 and Prop A!

INCOMING: Strain Drop Shatterday!

Surge of Concentrates

Aloha PakaBloggers, it is a crisp and colorful fall afternoon and we excited to transform this beautiful Saturday into a first time in history… Strain Drop Shatterday!  Now we wouldn’t be so quick and careless to officially change the name of a day with a minimal delivery of concentrates.  Nah, we would have to have quite the drop to have the guts to do something like that.  I can say that indeed we do!

From Good Titrations we have been completely restocked with their high powered cannabis oil packaged in droppers for easy application.  The cannabis oil’s price will remain the same but the THC is coming in hot at 80%! Additionally we got 4 different types of shatter from the good people with titrations.  For those unaware shatter is a concentrate that takes on the form of brittle glass which is easily breakable and dabbable.  We have Blueberry x Cookie Monster, Super Lemon Haze, Northern Lights and The Fusion (Hybrid Blend) ranging from 70-75% THC.  They are only $50 for 0.5g and comes in the plastic shatter container pictured below.

We also got a delivery from Mr. Einstein himself.  We have a full line up of their vape pen kits and cartridge refills including the delicious Tropical Punch, Blackberry, Apple (all sativa), Kiwi Strawberry (indica) and we got a special batch of PAKALOLO GROWN CHERNOBYL.  Chernobyl gave us the highest THC numbers out of our own cultivation to date so we are very excited to try out a concentrated version of that in one of Einstein’s popular pens.  They range from 41-46% THC and are their usual price.  Come down and get one because you know they go QUICK!

STRAIN DROP: Danish Gardens Kush

Danish Gardens has blessed us with their own line of the popular Kush strain.  Coming in at 18% THC Danish Gardens Kush is a fun and mellow indica, bright green with citrus profile.  We have it in almost every form that Pakalolo Supply Company offers.  Come grab yoself some. You won’t regret it.

Don’t Forget

We are now open on Sundays from 11am-5pm so stop by if you need some ganja for your teams NFL game. Also ballots are now open for the October 3rd vote at both City Hall and North Star Borough building from 8am to 5pm.  Just stop by with your ID and say you want to vote early and check the box that says NO to PROP 1 and PROP A. Lets put an end to this before it even gets started!

Mahalo for stopping by the PakaBlog today. We hope to see in store. Aloha.

Strain Drop Saturday

Green Crack is Back

Today we dropped the first to come of our summer harvest in the form of the super sativa Green Crack and it. is. a. pretty. crop.  The buds are beautiful, full and cured to perfection.  The aroma is very pungent (pungent as in the whole facility smelled of Green Crack during its packaging) offering a strong pine base with tangy citrus intertwined throughout and even some hints of that classic skunk smell.

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Coming in at 16.2% THC we have the Green Crack available in grams, eighths and quarters. Not to mention, the best way to smoke any of the high terpene, delicious Pakalolo Grown strains, our Signature Pakalolo Palms stuffed to the brim. Nothing but all natural flavor burnin off these beauties.  They are sticking out of the sand and water around the surfboards waiting to be chosen by one of you!  Don’t forget we have MoMo’s edibles back on the menu including the new sativa dominant Crinkles.  Soft and chewy molasses cookies with tastes of brown sugar, ginger and sugar.

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Sativa Dominant Crinkles

If you are a concentrate lover then we have a special edition Casino E * Blunt from Einstein labs that are filled with concentrates made from our Cannabis Classic 2nd place Indica;Pele Fire O0.  It tastes exactly like our the buds from Pele Fire OG and has that classic, heavy indica high that will put elevate your mood and chillax your bones.

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Our smoking accessories have been replenished with some cool new bongs, pipes and vaporizers.

Whatever it is you are looking for, we believe we got you covered at Pakalolo Supply Company so come down and see us!

New Hours, New Weekly Specials, New Edibles and New Strains

Open 7 Days a Week

Aloha PakaBloggers!  We have a few things on the agenda for you today.  The big news is that we have extended our hours so that we are now open on Sundays from 11 am to 5pm.  Our hours have been in a constant flux since we opened almost a year ago due to the supply and demand issues that the whole industry faced so we are excited to have our doors open to our patrons every single day of the week!  Plus if you need some last minute ganja before the football game on Sunday you know there is a budtender standing at the register at Pakalolo Supply Co. eager to give you a hand choosing some beautiful buds, proper prerolls and/or some excellent edibles for kickoff.  See you on Sunday… Hut, hut, HIKE!

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Introducing Momo’s Crinkles

This weekend we received a brand new shipment of MoMo’s Edibles entire line including Cannachews, Butterscotch Brownies, Lemon Dreams and the brand new tasty Crinkles, which are  molasses cookies that are hard to put down once you bite down on one.  Soft and chewy with the taste of molasses, ginger and brown sugar. YUMMY! The Crinkles are sativa dominant for those of you that prefer more of a head high and like to get things done after partaking in cannabis consumption. So next time you come in ask your budtender to help you find the right edible for you. That’s what we are here for!

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Strain Drops

This week we have two new strains from Green Life as well as a new batch of their Hug.   First of the new strains is Tango Banana, a hybrid consisting bright green and orange buds coated in the fuzzy looking crystals.  It smells and tastes of banana as the name suggests ending with a sweet ice cream-like finish.  Tango Banana comes in at 15.4% THC.

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The second new drop is Bowser, as in Mario’s mortal enemy! Bowser is indica dominant hybrid that is darker in color and but lightened up with it’s trichome cover and has a sharp and musky pine aroma and taste. Bowser comes in at 13.4% THC.

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Our last drop is from Frontier Grow Labs who have graced us with a special version of their Sour Dough Strain.  Sour Dough, which has been quite the hit at Pakalolo Supply Co. among customers and employees alike,  is a balanced sativa, light green with orange hairs and a lemon-lime candy aroma and taste.   This harvest is “special” because it was grown all naturally in soil compared to the last batch that was grown hydroponically.  We appreciate this because we grow all our cannabis in soil with naturally made nutrients.  We believe, and studies have shown, that growing naturally in soil increases terpene content (aromatic and flavorful oils secreted from cannabinoid glands) which results in more pungent and complex smells and flavors in the buds.  They have also  shown to have effects on the high which we have touched on in past blog posts. (Studies have demonstrated that Myrcene, a common terpene in marijuana, actually causes the THC/CBD to have a stronger, quicker and longer lasting effect on your brain.) A few of us have tried the soil grown version of Sour Dough and we all agreed across the board that the aroma and flavor are awesome and maybe even a little stronger in flavor than the hydroponic batch which smelled and tasted excellent itself.  We are very eager to see which version of the Sour Dough our patrons enjoy more.  The soil grown batch is coming in at 17.9% THC.

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Weekly Specials Are Live

Last but not least, this weeks specials are currently live on our in-store menu.  We have an even larger selection than last week with 10 different items on sale from their original prices.  We attempt to put an item in the weekly specials for everyone with a varying range of strains. Going forward we will have a new list of specials ready for you every week on Tuesday so be sure to check back to see how much money you can save, or perhaps if your favorite strain made it on the roster!

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VOTE NO ON PROP 1 and PROP A

As always we appreciate you stopping by the PakaBlog. If you haven’t already, please like both of our Facebook pages (Pakablog and Pakalolo Supply Co.) as well as follow the blog via email by signing up on the sidebar on the right side of this page.  Stay up to date on everything Pakalolo and industry related including the upcoming vote to ban legal cannabis.  Please remember to spread the word to let your voice be heard on October 3rd and VOTE NO on PROPS 1 and A!  We are facing a ban on cannabis in Fairbanks and the Fairbanks North Star Borough and we need everyone who supports the legal cannabis industry to spread the word and get out and vote.  This vote could be much closer than we all think.  Our opposition is currently busy fear mongering the Fairbanks community by spreading false statements, fear and propaganda.  We must be overly cautious to not let them win with these immoral techniques to ban something they simply do not understand.  Come down to Pakalolo and grab a sticker or a button to help spread the word.  1 million mahalos for your continued support.  Lets win this vote in a landslide!

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