Pakalolo Supply Company Weekly Update 7/13

Facebook Shuts Down Alaska Cannabis Industry Accounts

Earlier this year we became aware that posts from our Facebook account or even posts from other Facebook accounts related to Pakalolo such as my personal account, or the marijuana industry in general, were being censored from many users timelines.  In other words these posts were not seen by many of the people that were intended to see them, or wanted to see them. Our posts seemed to get less and less views as time went on. We believed that this was part of an algorithm that kept posts about cannabis from showing up on peoples timelines. Facebook has basically confirmed our beliefs at this point by taking it one step further and completely shutting down our Facebook page along with over 10 other cannabis businesses in Alaska.  We are not happy about the censorship of something the people of state of Alaska voted legal as it is now apart of our state’s commerce.  It is unfortunate to say the least while also raising a question of ethics when it comes to censorship of marijuana as it becomes legal across the country.  That being said we wanted to let you know that wont let it slow us down. We will explore other avenues in the social media world as well as strengthen those that are already in use such as our Weedmaps, Instagram and Twitter accounts. We will start to push the PakaBlog to its full potential as our main community outreach which means more frequent posts regardless of length.  We want to stay connected with our patrons as much as humanly possible. If you haven’t already, please subscribe to the email updates of our blog. We want to gain as many new email followers that we can so that every time we update the blog people will know immediately.  You can sign up for the blog email updates in the sidebar on the right side of the page.  We always have plans in motion to keep leading the industry in community interaction and we will continue to think of new ways to do so.

Now Offering 1/8s and 1/4s and Tax is Now Included

Moving on, the industry has began to get up on step.  We now have a steady supply of flower coming in to where we can now sell larger packaged units like 1/8s (3.5g) and 1/4s (7g) for a discounted price!  Right now we are excited to say we have 1/8s in 5 different strains: Pakalolo Grown Mauna Kea WFOG and Green Crack, ACC’s Sour Diesel and Alien Rift and Subsistence Product’s Cannalope Haze.  They prices vary from $58-$65 with tax included. We also have Mauna Kea 1/4s for $110 and Sour diesel 1/4s for $125.  It should be noted that now all of our marijuana product prices include tax.  Now when you see $20 on our menu that is exactly what you will be paying.  Check out our full menu with the new prices at PakaloloSupplyCo.com.

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Thank You Common Kings

We wanted to give one last shout out to the Common Kings and thank them for putting on one real rock show that left our ears ringing.  We appreciate the time we got to spend with them burning some trees, and we have to admit, it was one of the coolest things ever when they gave us the shout out on stage! One love fellas, until the next time.

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Tell Us Your Favorite Strain!

As we move closer to our second year of operation and more and more strains become available we want to get a feeling of what our customers are really enjoying.  We want this to give us some very helpful feedback that may help us make some big decisions not far in the future. This week we wanted to end the update with a poll below to find what peoples favorite Pakalolo Grown Strain is in our first 9 months of business.  It will be a hard decision to say the least but go with your heart. We know you will make the right choice… 😉 We can’t wait to see the results!

As always thank you so much for stopping by the PakaBlog.  Don’t forget to sign up for the email updates in the sidebar on the right side of the page so you know when there is a new post.  If you haven’t added us on instagram or twitter please do as we will be using them more often with no Facebook account.  We hope to see you at Pakalolo Supply Company in the coming days, mahalo!

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Stock Up for the 4th with Strain Drop Saturday!

Sour Diesel from ACC @ 24% THC

Happy Independence Day everyone!  What a beautiful weekend we have had so far and the actual celebration is yet to come.  In fact you still have time to stock up at Pakalolo Supply Company.  It Saturday so you know what that means, right? The strain Sour Diesel from Alaska Cannabis Cultivators has dropped and it is available in 3.5g units so you can make sure you have enough for the entire weekend at the great value of $65! We are also offering Alien Rift in the 1/8 oz units for the same price.  If you are looking for prerolls then you are in luck as we have Sour Banana Sherbert 1g joints for only $15. Let’s call it the STOCK UP FOR THE 4TH PRESALE!

Common Kings Tonight!

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The Common Kings concert that we are humbly sponsoring is tonight at the Blue Loon! They are doing a tour for their new album Lost in Paradise.  It’s my favorite album of theirs yet.  They are masters of mixing the genre of reggae music with others such as rock, hip-hop and R&B. We still have tickets left in our retail store so when you stop by to stock up today grab a ticket and start your 4th of July weekend off with a kickass show.  These guys do every concert like its their last and its going to be a definite good time.  Hope to see you there!

Stock Up for the 4th on Monday July 3rd

We will be open Monday so that you can fulfill any last minute marijuana needs as we WILL be closed on Tuesday July 4th.  We will have multiple preroll specials, so that if you are already on the way to the lake or out camping, you wont even  have to roll it up! Did someone say SupaSidekick Six Pack?! We will also have The Incredible Edible Kits for only $75 so that you can have some delicious Hula Cookie edibles at your 4th of July party.  They make 15 strong cookies for only $75.  That is unbeatable right now in the stake of AK.  In case you are hungry we will have the one and only Frostbite Foods! They offer the best homemade chips and salsa I have ever had in my life. Not to mention their fish tacos will blow your mind.  We got everything you need so stop by on Monday July 3rd to stock up for the 4th!

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As always, thanks for stopping by the Pakablog.  Mahalo!

 

Fun Under Midnight Sun: The THC Fair and Common Kings

“Grow, Process, Enjoy and Celebrate!”

Greetings everyone, and more importantly, Happy Solstice!  Summer solstice in Fairbanks is a such an amazing thing for us to enjoy.  With the events ranging from the Midnight Sun Run and the costumes and block parties that go along with it, the Midnight Sun baseball game with the Goldpanners, all the way down to the Solstice Street Fair taking over the streets of downtown Fairbanks, there is plenty to do under the midnight sun. There is also plenty of people to do it with as everyone seems to have a unlimited amount of energy this time of the year and can’t help but get the most out of the warm sun which we have unlimited amounts of! Now is the time for floating the river, going to the lake, and enjoying these outdoors that have an entirely different climate most of the  year.  We feel that is best enjoyed with a little pakalolo kick. 😉  In fact, if you are looking for something to do this weekend, June 24-25, Pakalolo Supply Company will be partaking in the THC Fair at the Tanana County Fairgrounds.  The THC Fair will consist of vendor booths from a variety of cannabis related businesses including retail stores, cultivation, local artisans, hemp products, glass and cannabis accessories.  There will also be presentations, learning sessions and discussions with industry leaders to further engage yourself in the art and process of the cannabis industry.  One of those industry leaders will be Keenan Hollister vice president and part owner of Pakalolo Supply Company, as well as our lead cultivator, who will be speaking at 3 o’clock on Saturday. We encourage you all to come check it out and would mahalo any support you could come show us.  It is always good to learn the ins and outs of a new booming industry in your own state and home town.  To show our appreciation for making it to the fair we will be giving out promo items as well as selling non marijuana items from our shop at a discounted price including Pakalolo MEDtainers and rolling tray that double as frisbees! The fair will be open 11am-6pm Saturday and 11am-5pm Sunday.  In the words of the THC Fair come “Grow, Process, Enjoy and Celebrate” with us!  Don’t worry the store will still be open regular hours on Saturday for all your cannabis needs!


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Common Kings Return to Fairbanks

We are also more than pleased to announce that we are a ticket outlet for the Common Kings concert at the Blue Loon on July 1st!  Common Kings is a very talented group that plays feel-good reggae music with rock, hip-hop and R&B influences.  Their style dances along musical genre borders, borrowing different features from each and combining them into a wonderful sound that will undoubtedly make you feel better than good.

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This is their second trip to Fairbanks and we can say from personal experience that the first show was amazing.  Some of us went to the first show not knowing what to expect personally, due to the fact I was introduced to their music in 20 minutes of youtube videos right before getting in the cab to head to the concert at the Blue Loon.  Wow! I was missing out. They blew me away rocking the show with high energy and played like it was their hometown venue.  The crowd absolutely loved it, and in its entirety, was waving hands and calling back lines to the songs.  One thing we noticed at the last concert is their live shows are amazing. They really bring the energy and the party even more than recorded music versions of their music which had a more laid back feel.  This is what I loved about it so much.  They knew when to rock and how to put on a good show, then when it was time to turn it down and slow down the vibe they knew how to roll.  Their new album is hot! We’ve been playing it in the store playlist especially the new tracks “Mary Wanna” and “License to Smoke!” Fits our vibe just right, yeah? 😉  We couldn’t be more pumped so please come join us at Blue Loon for the Common Kings show!  Pakalolo Supply Company is a ticket outlet so when you stop buy you can purchase tickets here for $35 and anything you might need to enhance your show experience! We believe this thing could easily sell out so don’t wait too long!

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When you come see us to get your tickets you can also choose from different featured cultivators strains such as fan favorites Snow White and Blueberry from Alaska Cannabis Cultivators as well as many of our own Pakalolo Grown strains including Green Crack and  award winning Aloha CBD.  We also have a healthy selection of prerolls including our Manager’s Special: Sour Banana Sherbert Joints for $12 from ACC.  We will also be releasing more of our 31.7% Chernobyl Palms on Friday, but you blog readers are getting the first heads up about it! Check out our full menu at…

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As always, mahalo for stopping by the PakaBlog.  See you soon.

INCOMING: Strain Drop Saturday!

Our test results have arrived which means we will have a new Pakalolo Grown strain on the menu today.  Northern lights coming in hot at 26.6% THC! The harvest consists of beautiful, full buds with an initial sweet aroma fading into a pungent spicy finish.  Its color is a rich pastel greens and oranges.  You don’t have to take my word for it, check out the picture below then stop by PSC to give it a puff on this pretty summer Strain Drop Saturday!northernLights

We would also like to mention that this Northern Lights batch represents some of the highest THC content in our Pakalolo Grown flower yet.  However, this isn’t the only strain we received test results for this week.  We have another strain in this harvest, which I mentioned in Thursday’s “Bringing Home the Metal” post (psst…read it to find out which strain), that came in swinging at the current Alaska record for THC with higher numbers than this Northern Light’s 26.6%.  You will see those numbers for next week’s Strain Drop Saturday.  You know what they say, always save the best for last… See you at PSC, mahalo!

Bringing Home the Metal

Aloha my friends!  Summer is in full gear and we are back into our usual groove after a couple months of intense preparation for what culminated in an amazing experience in Anchorage at the Cannabis Classic.  It was very fun to be able to meet and converse with those who have also been working hard to make the cannabis industry a reality in the state of Alaska just as we have.  In a sense it was a celebration of how far we have all came together since the day the people of our state decided retail cannabis should be legal.  At the event we got to step outside of our normal setting and show the rest of the industry how much passion we put into our natural cultivation and normalizing the sale of marijuana while also seeing what others have to offer.  We also had the pleasure of meeting consumers outside of our direct market to introduce them to our products such as Pakalolo Palms and The Incredible Edible Kit.  Prior to the event we were able to get those specific products to AK Fireweed, a retail cannabis store in Anchorage, so those who were interested in Pakalolo Supply Co. products at the convention had the convenient pleasure of being able to drive down the street to 4th Ave and make the purchase.  This gave them the opportunity to really get to know our products.

Conventions, celebrations and trade-shows are all vital for the long term success of the industry and the Cannabis Classic was a great start to many more opportunities to engage with consumers and other businesses.  It allows for these connections, important to a successful business, to be made while celebrating each others hard work and successes. Speaking of successes, we aren’t shy to say we had a few of our own at the Cannabis Classic!

The award show got off to a great start as someone dear to us got to be the first to walk up on stage and accept a trophy.  For that reason we would also like to give a very special shout out to Sarah Dubowski.  She kept her ear close the the industry throughout the the process of legalization and reported the stories most valuable to the public.  She worked very hard to keep the town of Fairbanks informed of anything that had to do with the emerging cannabis industry and she did it with style.  Her reporting, broadcasting and video features are some of the best in the state and for those reasons, and many more, she brought home Best Cannabis Reporter in Alaska! We are incredibly happy for her and proud to call her a part of the PSC ‘Ohana. Congratulations Sarah!

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From that point the night only got better.  Thanks to our die hard patrons we were able to bring home two more of the public poll voted trophies to Fairbanks to help cement our home town as the cannabis capital of Alaska.  The first award PSC won was Best Packaging and Design, which is something that we put a ton of thought into over the last 8 months.  We have always wanted our packaging and design to stand out from the rest and we think we have accomplished that in a number of ways.  For example, when someone pulls out a green pop-top container and you hear that familiar pop sound followed by a pungent, delicious smell, without thinking twice you know they stopped by Pakalolo Supply Company.   If its your buddies birthday and someone busts out a glass tube with a palm leaf blunt inside to celebrate the moment, then you know without a doubt that he/she has a one of a kind Pakalolo Palm.

 

That was our intention and we are so pleased that you noticed because branding is important in any new industry for a number of reasons.  You need to set your self a part aesthetically from the business next door but more importantly we want to give a little something extra to our customers. For instance, a reusable glass tube with a cork stopper from picking up some Palms or a box with a magnetic closure and some stickers from taking home the Edible Kit, or even just more info then the next store.  You will know more about the strain you are buying by reading the “Pakalolo Grown” strain cards we have began attaching to our pop-tops.  These cards have additional information about the strain including lineage and terpene results.

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These small extras give our products a quality feel which helps push our goal of normalizing this industry by making the customers feel good about their purchase.  We don’t want to sell you weed in a plastic (mylar) bags, smashing the buds, like its still the black market because that defeats the purpose. We care immensely about the product we put in it, so we ought to take care in choosing what we put it in, right?  We will continue to push the envelope in the packaging and design department to ensure that you feel confident and excited about buying our products.  Again, we sincerely appreciate the time that you took each day to vote for Pakalolo Supply Company.  We are both grateful and honored to be on your minds and we cannot stress that enough. MAHALO!

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But we weren’t done yet! The next award we brought home was that which took the metaphorical cake…

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BEST CANNABIS RETAIL STORE IN AK!

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We feel this award encompasses all the employees at PSC and every single little thing that we put work into as one badass, well-oiled cannabis cultivating, product pushing machine. The Hollister’s have dedicated the last 3 years of their lives building a company from the ground up in the uncharted cannabis industry.  After building the foundation they brought together a team, which really feels more like an ‘Ohana (family), that all carry a passion for cannabis from their pasts.  While the Hollister’s continue to pave the way in the industry and make connections, as well as directing, upgrading and expanding the company, the Pakalolo ‘Ohana is constantly growing and grinding to fulfill the growing lists of duties involved in running the first legal cannabis cultivation company and retail store in our great State of Alaska.  It starts with the research, technique and labor that the cultivation team provides who then eventually hands the cured flower over to the attention-devoted weighing, rolling and packaging team who also transitions into the knowledgeable and friendly budtending staff when the doors open.  They will help our patrons choose from our well designed and innovative products that you can only get at PSC… BOOYAH!  We have been recognized for the way we did it and we are more than proud.  We are honored and grateful to everyone of you who have supported us in a plethora of ways.  We literally could NOT have won either of these awards without you…

ONE MILLION MAHALOS!

We also entered a number of strains into the actual flower competition and we did alright if I do say so myself.  Our beloved signature strain Mauna Kea White Fire OG is now an award winning strain! Here are the over all results from the competition:

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As you can see in the “Overall Scores” above, all 4 strains we entered – Mauna Kea Whitefire OG, Alaskan Blueberry, Pele Fire OG and Aloha CBD – finished in the top 10 (actually, the top 9!) with scores given by judges.  It should also be noted the participating judges were not given any information about the strains including the strains’ names, test results or who it was grown by.  This ensures that no favorites are obvious, whether it be strains or growers.  With those safeguards in place we placed second in each of the 3 categories and third place in one of those as well:

2nd Place Hybrid: Mauna Kea WFOG

2nd Place Sativa: AK Blueberry

2nd Place Indica: Pele Fire OG

3rd Place Indica: Aloha CBD

We would like to congratulate those that took first place in each category.  You all brought some great strains to the table and it was a pleasure to be able to compete and push each other to cultivate better cannabis.  But watch out for us next year because we are coming for that gold medal! Still, We are incredibly happy with our scores as they reaffirm our all-natural cultivation techniques do in fact result in our cannabis becoming the best smelling, looking and tasting bud in the state of AK. We hope they also reaffirms your beliefs that Pakalolo Supply Company is the best place place to be purchasing your legal cannabis in the entire state. After all, we did win Best Cannabis Store in AK 😉

In case you were unaware, we have once again expanded our hours and are now open 6 days/week Monday through Saturday.  We are on a 1pm to 8pm schedule on weekdays while opening 1 hour earlier at noon on Saturdays.  Looking at our product selection this week we have replenished our edible supply with MoMo’s Cannachews, Butterscotch Brownies and Lemon Dreams. Coincidentally, Einstein Labs also dropped off some edibles…. LEAFCHEWS!

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Leafchews are premium distillate hash oil infused fruit chews.  They are comparable to Starbursts in form and available in the two flavors pictured above.  Each package comes with 10 chews @ 5mg of THC per chew for the low price of $45.

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The Incredible Edible Kits are now only $99 with tax! A kit that allows you to bake 15 cannabis infused Hawaiian Hula Cookies which is great value.  If you like edibles, and you like baking, then I’m telling you, this product is for you. As for flower, we will also be getting test results back from Steep Hill Labs this week for our Pakalolo Grown strains which means you will be seeing them in our store soon after (My guess is at least one of them this weekend).   Its always exciting waiting on new results for our own flower as we push our plants for higher terpene content using our natural grow techniques.  Like anyone, we like to beat our previous records with higher numbers, especially since we are the terpene record holder in Alaska as of now. We also have Alaska Cannabis Cultivators Alien Rift and Snow White back on the shelves.  We hope to see you all this week.  Once again, Mahalo for your support throughout the Cannabis Classic as we could NOT have done it with out you. It cannot be expressed enough! Aloha.

 

Cannabis Classic Fast Approaching

Last day to Cast Your Votes!

Greetings PakaBloggers, it has been far too long since the last time we updated you all. Things have been especially intense that last few weeks as we have expanded our hours to 5 days a week while simultaneously trying to ramp up for the Cannabis Classic down in Anchorage on May 20. The busier we get the faster time flies by and today marks the last day of Cannabis Classic voting already!  We would appreciate any last minute votes that you can put in either at www.gocannabisclassic.com/vote or at our store where we have a ballot box.  You can actually do both if you are feeling really ambitious! In all honesty,  thanks to you, our Fairbanks fans, family and friends (good F words) we have a very good chance of bringing home some awards to Fairbanks to make the Golden Heart the cannabis capital!  Not only that, but these awards will sincerely mean a great deal to all the hardworking individuals employed here at Pakalolo Supply Co. that have been committed to our ongoing mission to normalize the sale of cannabis going into the future.  We are excited to see what that future holds and the Cannabis Classic is a little preview of what this industry has to offer.

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People from all over the state, inside and outside of the industry, will be there to learn/teach, make connections, get irie, and celebrate legal cannabis in Alaska!  We want our Fairbanks family and friends to be there as well filling the place with familiar faces, representing Fairbanks and Pakalolo Supply Company.  Right now tickets are buy 1, get 1 free at the Cannabis Classic website usin promo code: PRESS17  so if you are thinking about going (c’mon, you know you are) now is the time to get your tickets! You will not be disappointed when you see our “Presenting Sponsor” booth right in front of the Dena’ina center.  Our banners will be lighting the place up and we will be educating with presentations and slideshows, previewing our products and handing out and selling gear and accessories.  We will have our cannabis products in two of the local shops in Anchorage so if you like what you see at the event, you can go pick it up at one or more of the nearby retail shops… Details about our drops in Anchorage will be coming later.

People from all over the state, inside and outside of the industry, will be there to learn/teach, make connections, get irie, and celebrate legal cannabis in Alaska!  We want our Fairbanks family and friends to be there as well filling the place with familiar faces, representing Fairbanks and Pakalolo Supply Company.  Right now tickets are buy 1, get 1 free at the Cannabis Classic website usin promo code: PRESS17  so if you are thinking about going (c’mon, you know you are) now is the time to get your tickets! You will not be disappointed when you see our “Presenting Sponsor” booth right in front of the Dena’ina center.  Our banners will be lighting the place up and we will be educating with presentations and slideshows, previewing our products and handing out and selling gear and accessories.  We will have our cannabis products in two of the local shops in Anchorage so if you like what you see at the event, you can go pick it up at one or more of the nearby retail shops… Details about our drops in Anchorage will be coming later.

We’ll see you there. yeah?!

Cannabis Classic Ballots Now Open!

Visit gocannabisclassic.com/vote to vote now!

Aloha PakaBloggers! We have now moved passed the nomination period and into official voting for the Cannabis Classic awards to be presented May 20 down in Anchorage, AK.  Since that is the case we wanted to dive into more detail about what exactly the Cannabis Classic is and how Pakalolo Supply Company will be participating in this awesome event.  Lets start out by giving you the official description found on their website at gocannabisclassic.com:

“The Cannabis Classic is the premiere blind-tasting, consumer-judged US cannabis competition.  The Cannabis Classic was created to provide a platform for cannabis breeders and growers to gain the due and proper recognition they deserve for their hard work, skills and talent.  The goal with enlisting consumers as judges was to bring the people who regularly consumer these products together to decide which products deserve this prestigious recognition. We set out to create a fair competition by enlisting judges from all demographics, conceiving an event that cuts to the core of public opinion as a starting point, rather than an afterthought, in branding and product development.”

Just reading that puts a smile on my face thinking to myself, “We are in a weed competition in Alaska!”  It doesn’t get much cooler than that.  But it does, because this is more than just a competition.  It’s a celebration.  We are now about half of a year past the first legal cannabis sale in Alaska (which was here at PSC on 10/28!) and we get to celebrate all the hard work of individuals and companies have already accomplished by dedicating their life to cannabis after a lifetime of it being very illegal.  Other schedule 1 drugs include heroin and bath salts and share the characteristic that they have zero medical potential.  If you are reading the PakaBlog right now then you know that putting marijuana in that classification is, for the lack of a better term, asinine (maybe even asiten).

We have come a long way since that classification was made and our mission of fighting that nonsense by normalizing the sale and consumption of cannabis involves participating in events like the Cannabis Classic. That’s why we decided to be the “Presenting Sponsor” which is why our beautiful logo can be seen smack dab in the middle of their new banner pictured above.  Those behind the scenes of the Cannabis Classic have been working diligently for two years since cannabis was legalized in Alaska to make this the premier marijuana event in Alaska. We appreciate their determination and faith in the industry as we have had and for that reason we are going all out at the Cannabis Classic and we want to involve our patrons as much as possible.  We will be updating the PakaBlog regularly with news going forward as well as lighting up the social media lines with pics and info tidbits.  However, we still have plenty to get into today!

 

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As the presenting sponsor we are going to be rolling deep with our entire team and will be involved in and sponsoring every event at the Cannabis Classic. We will have the feature booth bringing the aloha, sharing our mission and goals for the future,  showcasing our product lineup, making connections and handing out swag such as shirts and stickers like the one above.  We want to be spreading the aloha spirit across our state while also politely and intelligently showing that Fairbanks, The Golden Heart City, is also the heart of the new cannabis industry in Alaska.  Our growers will be presenting at the educational seminar talking about our natural growing methods, KNF practices and no-till farming techniques.  We will also cover terpenes, the compounds that give our cannabis its onolicious smell and taste, and how they raise marijuana to a whole new grade of quality in appearance, smell and taste.  We will be present at every event going related to the Cannabis classic and are looking forward to meeting others in the industry to learn as much as possible. A few of our signature strains will be entered into the contest and we will see if we have what it takes for the judges to agree that we have the best marijuana in the state! While we are representing Fairbanks and the industry down at the Classic, we will likely have one Saturday (May 20th) here in Fairbanks with closed doors or a skeleton crew manning the shop.  If you won’t be down there make sure to stock up on Friday for the weekend.  If you are considering the trip down to Anchorage to check out everything the event and the Alaskan cannabis industry has to offer, then you will:  A. undoubtedly run into the Pakalolo team at Cannabis Classic events, and B. be able to find different Pakalolo products in select stores in the Anchorage area for the weekend!

At its heart this Cannabis Classic has a purpose to bring the industry together to make connections, learn and promote cannabis business.  However, the driving force to make it actually happen with a big turn out is the competition.  The chance to be recognized as the best in all of Alaska’s Cannabis industry will bring almost every related business to the event and following will be all the people who love to support this industry and want to have their say in voting for their favorites.  The voting is done by the consumers so it really shows which business has really impressed the public so get out and vote! And don’t forget you can vote once a day!  It’s really a brilliant idea so once again cheers to the Cannabis Classic and their hard work.

Here are the numerous awards that can be voted for at gocannabisclassic.com/vote:

  • Best Cannabis Retail Store
  • Best Budtender
  • Best Retail Product
  • Best Retail Packaging and Design
  • Best Testing Laboratory
  • Best Garden Supply Store
  • Best Glass Shop
  • Best Cannabis Reporter

Big mahalos to our awesome patrons, we have been nominated for every award applicable in this years Cannabis Classic Industry Awards Apparently some of you were even thinking about yours truly when you voted for nominees because the PakaBlog was even nominated for the Best Cannabis Reporter.  I was pleasantly surprised and from everyone here we are sincerely grateful for the support you have shown to our company with nominating us for a number of awards… THANK YOU SO MUCH!  Let’s talk a little bit about the specific nominations.

Best Cannabis Store of the Year

Starting off we are nominated for Best Cannabis store of the year which is our most desired award.  As our main goal being to normalize the industry, we have put a lot of work into creating a friendly, safe, comfortable and educational environment for our customers to come to and confidently purchase marijuana 100% legally.  Our store is roomy and well lit.  There are 4 registers and budtenders at any given time to eliminate any long waiting.  We have high definition flat screens displaying our menu so if you end up having a short wait at our peak hours you can be looking at what we have available for you before you get up to the register.  Once you do get to the register there is a physical menu and our budtenders are very knowledgeable and eager to help with any questions or concerns you might have.  We have display cases with smell jars, pipes, bongs, vaporizers, rolling papers, wraps, apparel and more.  We have been putting a lot of work into making our packaging have a consumer feel with our pop tops and some of our new products which I will touch on here shortly.   We haven’t taken any shortcuts in our cultivation either as we use Korean natural farming methods and no-till farming giving our flower the highest terpenes (flavor and aroma) in Alaska.  If you agree help us get this award by voting every day for Pakalolo Supply Company at gocannabisclassic.com/vote.  Let’s try to bring that trophy home to Fairbanks!

Many of you have met and even become acquainted with our budtenders here at PSC. They are all fantastic people and I’m very happy to now call them my friends.  Here are small profiles on each of our budtenders that got nominated for Best Budtender:

Chris Ray

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Recent Favorite Strain:

Hulk Breath from his personal cultivation.

Chris loves spending time with his rascal of a doggy.  He also enjoys cultivating cannabis and smoking the final product.  “I’m excited, my crop almost done!”

 

Kayelayn Brendel

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Recent Favorite Strain: Mauna Kea White Fire OG

Kayelayn loves family time with her husband and daughter.  She also enjoys crafts, music and movies. “Anyone that knows me also knows i’m the Pop-culture Queen!”

 

Lexii Griefe
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Recent Favorite Strain:

Mixing Aloha CBD and Mauna Kea Whitefire OG

Lexii spends a lot of time with her friends and family.  “I like to just be outdoors in the sun, blowing trees.”

Jordan Hollister

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Recent Favorite Strain:    Shiva Sativa

Jay loves Spending time with his family on the beach of Hawaii, where they lived until December, having a barbecue.  “I’m Hawaiian man!”

 

David Castro

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Favorite Strain: Alaskan Blueberry

Hobbies: Gaming (Overwatch) and trying new strains with friends. David recently moved to Alaska from Pennsylvania after finishing earning his bachelors in psychology.  He enjoys pizza.

“Cannabis is important to me because I truly believe that it helps people and I really like to help people.”

Now that you’ve learned a little more about the budtending team here at Pakalolo, you can go vote for our all star staff daily at Cannabisclassic.com/vote.

Best Packaging and Design

As I mentioned before our product design and packaging is something we really put a lot of thought into.  We are constantly thinking about how to present something in a way that makes it exciting, convenient and fun to purchase.  While the majority of the cannabis for sale in Alaska is packaged in the same super cheap and quickly thrown in the trash mylar bags,  Here at Pakalolo, the way you receive your final product matters to us and we just couldn’t let your buds get mangled like that.  That led us to our pop tops! The pop tops are colorful and fun but more importantly they are very durable and can be recycled here at the front entrance at Pakalolo!  For that matter, all of our packaging is recyclable.  You don’t want to hang on to those new glass tubes from the Maninis or Palms, or your even the box from the edibles kit, bring it back to us on your next visit and we’ll handle it for you instead of letting it fill up a dumpster!  We put a lot of thought into this and are really excited that we were nominated for Best Packaging and Design. We hope that we’ve earned your vote in this category as well.

 

 

Best Retail Product

Once again we are incredibly honored by each and every one of your nominations and so stoked to have received multiple nominations for Cannabis Classic Product of the Year.  The nominations are for our, Mauna Kea (strain), Shiva Sativa (strain), Pakalolo Palms, Supajoints, and The Incredible Edible Kit.

The Incredible Edible Kit, an all inclusive kit for making your own delicious Hawaiian flavored infused cookies.  The kit comes with the needed items that can help you successfully make you 12-18 cannabis infused Hawaiian cookies at your desired potency at a fantastic value.  So far the legal market has really lacked quality and distribution in the edibles realm.  Typically we’ve seen that a cookie/brownie/etc. is going to run you around $25-35 at a retail store.  The Incredible Edible Kit, at $125, will get you much more for a lower price per cookie.  You also have the ability to make some now/some later, dial in the potency to exactly how YOU want it, rather that what the regulations allow for premade edibles. The box is perfect for putting the finished cookies back in to give as a gift, as it is high quality, durable, pretty, and has a magnetic closure flap (what cool packaging, they should get an award for that 😉 )

Another Pakalolo Supply Co. item that has earned a nomination for product of the year is our Pakalolo Palms.  A one of a kind product, available exclusively Pakalolo Supply Co. Pakalolo Palms are pre-rolled, pre filled palm leaf wraps that are actually real palm tree leaves with a corn cob crutch in the mouth piece that spreads, smooths and cools the smoke as you inhale.  They don’t have any tobacco taste like regular cigars so you can truly taste the Pakalolo grown, craft cannabis that is hand packed inside each Pakalolo Palm.  The palm leaf wraps are grown organically and are 100% tobacco and chemical free, just like our cannabis, leaving you with the tastiest, smoothest, most luxurious cannabis cigar you can find anywhere.  The cigar itself is unique but so is the way we package it in a glass test tube so you can see the beauty of these babies, with a cork stopper to seal in the freshness and its own logo that further matches our Hawaiian spirit.  We absolutely love them and are confident that if you haven’t tried one and fallen in love yet, you will soon!

 

Many of you are familiar with our SupaJoint line up including the original SupaJoints, that will start to be called Big Kahuna’s and now the new Manini joints (tiny two packs) that are also packaged in smaller reusable glass test tubes with cork stoppers.  We are adding a new team member to the SupaJoint lineup that will release this Saturday and we think it is gonna knock it out of the park (It’s finally baseball season)!  This is the most practical and normalizing product we have thought up yet.  Introducing the Supa Sidekick Sixpack!  A child safe plastic container that looks similar to those old school metal cigarette cases with 6 medium sized SupaJoints inside it.  Chances are you will keep it right by your side hence the name SupaSidekick, not to mention every SupaHero needs a sidekick.  We feel like this is absolutely perfect for summertime in Alaska! They are perfect for taking with you on a long hike, fishing trip, golf course, hunting….I could go on and on and on but I think you get my drift.  mini logo 4

 

If you enjoy any of these products please go show us your support at gocannabisclassic.com/vote by casting your votes for Pakalolo Supply Company, Pakalolo budtenders, Pakalolo Packaging and Pakalolo Products.  We also have many of our flagship strains such as Mauna Kea White Fire OG and Shiva on the Best Product list so if you are more of a straight flower person you can still vote!

We are also nominated for Cannabis News Reporter of the Year in the form of the PakaBlog that you are currently reading.  We couldn’t believe that our humble little blog earned a nomination alongside such awesome real life journalists as DJ Summers, Whitney Branshaw, Laurel Andrews and Fairbanks own, Sarah Dubowski from Channel 11, not to mention everyone’s favorite podcast, Far North Tokers with Mid Toker.  All of these are amazing journalists/reporters/broadcasters that have worked alongside the industry to keep the Alaskan people informed.  Ever since our opening day, we have strived to stay in touch with our customers.  This industry took off like a rocket, but as you all know there were bumps in the road and setbacks for the entire industry.  This made it extremely important for us to cut out the middle man and get information about what is going on behind the scenes at our shop and as a new industry as a whole straight from us to you.  We weren’t sure if anyone would read it, but decided to put the info out there.  It really feels good to get recognized for your hard work especially when you weren’t suspecting it.  We have grown a following of those who like to check back regularly and check out what is new in our world of cannabis and we wouldn’t have it any other way.  We are glad that what we give you to read is worth your time and it’s shown by the nomination.  Mahalo! However, before we were nominated we were actually pushing for a great experienced (actual) reporter here in Fairbanks that works for KTVF-11 to win Best Cannabis Reporter.  Sarah Dubowski has reported on cannabis industry news throughout the last couple years through the legalization process, all while following nearly every non cannabis story in Fairbanks simultaneously.  She has reported on all the different facets ranging from the setbacks and the successes of individual cannabusinesses such as ours to the latest information from the Marijuana Control Board, Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly, Fairbanks City Council or wherever else the local happenings take her.  Her stories are reported to the whole town of Fairbanks on Channel 11 each night and cannabis is only one very small part of all the news brought to the Fairbanks community by our friend.  Thanks Sarah we have already put our vote in for you! (sorry Whitney, Laurel, Mid, DJ, et al, but we know Anchorage has your back, us folks up North have to stick together to survive!)

As you can probably tell we are very pumped about the Cannabis Classic.  It is something that helps to cement the normalization of retail marijuana and we are more than happy to be able to play such a big roll in it. Once again thank you for all your support and we will continue to drop news here on the PakaBlog and our social media outlets as well.  We hope to see some of you down at the Classic on May 20 because it is going to be a pivotal moment in the history of cannabis in Alaska. Don’t forget that you can go vote for the Cannabis Classic Industry Awards daily at gocannabisclassic.com/vote so go vote often so we can bring some hardware home!  Thanks for stopping by da PakaBlog. Mahalo!