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California, Always Setting Trends In All Things That Matter!

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When it comes to setting any “Green” trends, the whole country seemingly looks all the way west… to California!

From electric cars to banning plastic bags to legalizing marijuana, California is one of the states that is in the

lead, if not the one setting the pace for change throughout the country.

 

As if the natural beauty of California isn’t enough, San Diego opened its first legal marijuana dispensary, A Green

Alternative, late last year. The dispensary itself sets the tone for what the industry should follow: you will find a

large selection of medical marijuana products of all types. The environment itself is impressively clean and safe

with guards at the entrance to ensure the safety of their employees.

 

However, the best part is that A Green Alternative took things a few steps further to deliver the ultimate client

experience. Just in case a client doesn’t feel like heading to the shop because they are tired after a long day of

work or perhaps they feel sick… the reason doesn’t matter. Using GoMeadow, the patient can place an order

and have it be delivered to their door… never having to step outside or change out of their pajamas. So, in essence,

the premier San Diego marijuana delivery service, pretty much!

 

Of course, the industry is in its infancy and is already showing great signs of progress. The legalization process is

the first step and with A Green Alternative creating a safe, clean environment for the rest of the city and state to

follow, things are headed in the right direction. But what else is amazing about California?

Health Trends!

Most health trends seem to take root in California before they catch on with the rest of the country. In fact, if you

have lived on the east coast and then checked out California’s cuisine, you will notice a huge difference in the way

food is made there.

 

For instance, east coast’s version of Chinese food is way different than the west coast version in both flavor and

nutrition. The same can be said for Mexican food. Mexican food on the east coast is loaded with sour cream and

cheese (which makes it extremely delicious in a fattening way!) However, order Mexican food on the West coast

and it contains more guacamole, no sour cream if any, and very little cheese. In the same manner, one cannot find

New York style pizza in California (for the obvious reason, but still!) or any marvelous foods such as a stromboli or

delicious cheesesteaks:

delicious cheesesteak

If you are addicted to those foods, it takes a bit of an adjustments. If you start looking at the overall picture,

however, you will realize that most foods in California are prepared in a more health conscientious manner. You

will find more hiking activities (more activities, period!), fruits, avocado/guacamole, fresh seafood, and farmer’s

markets every where.

 

California is all about embracing nature, your body, health, a clean state of mind. While the rest of the country

complains about the housing market, Californians enjoy everything amazing this state has to offer its residents!

Welcome to A Green Alternative

Watch our Introductory Video

Welcome to A Green Alternative, here is our introductory video on our YouTube channel, it already has

more than 18,000 views since April! Please comment and like our video, we would love to hear from you.

With the popularity of this first introductory video, we plan to make more in the future, so feel free to

comment with your suggestions for which topics you would like us to cover. Here is the link to leave

your comment at: https://youtu.be/Hx8osfy0WFU

Desert Rose Nursery clones

Desert Rose Nursery clones

Hello everyone! My name is Ron Chavez, Executive Director and Head Grower for

Desert Rose Nursery. I want to thank Zach and the team over at A Green Alternative for the

opportunity to introduce you to Desert Rose Nursery. Desert Rose Nursery is committed to

bringing patients the best genetics that the world’s most talented growers have to offer. We do

this by searching for the best phenotypes available.

Phenotypes, genetics, what does all of this even mean?

Simply put, we find the cream of the crop and offer them to you. Seeds and clones have their

own distinct advantages and disadvantages. One of the advantages of using seeds is that you

may be able to find that one special phenotype of a certain strain that is superior to others.

It’s sort of like hitting the lottery. With clones, someone has already hit the lottery and we

are sharing the winnings with you. Clones offer uniformity, a true representation of the strain

with the flavor and effect you were looking for.

Now, a pro tip for all of the people who subscribe to this blog. We drop off new clones to

A Green Alternative every Tuesday afternoon. The time varies, but Tuesday is the day to catch

them with the biggest selection and the freshest roots. Spring is here! it’s time to start clearing

out an area in the backyard or find the sunniest spot on your back patio. Get your Desert Rose

Nursery branded clones at A Green Alternative and Happy Farming!

Weekly Discounts at A Green Alternative

We run quite a few discounts here at A Green Alternative in San Diego! Become a member, then take advantage of the deals we have on top of our usual excellent services!

First Time Patients

25% off your entire first purchase – welcome to A Green Alternative!

Saturday & Sunday

Buy one get one free house preroll on Saturday and Sunday each week

Glass Mondays!

20% off all glass on Mondays

Wax Wednesdays!

20% off all wax / dabs on Wednesdays

420 Tuesdays

From 4:20pm – 6:20pm
$10/grams all strains
Limit 3 grams per patient

Ongoing 10% Military Discount

10% Military Discount - A Green AlternativeHere at A Green Alternative, we salute those brave men and women who have served and are serving in our armed forces with a military discount. We provide all medications at a 10% discount for active & retired members of the U.S. Military, including the National Guard, Reservists and the U.S. Coast Guard.

All discounts apply to all in store and delivery purchases and may not be combined with any other discount promotions. A valid Military ID must be presented before the purchase is paid for discount to be applied. Please contact our offices or speak with an associate member regarding any questions you may have pertaining to our military discount program. Discount subject to restrictions and change without notice.

Thank you for your service!

Budtender is Now a Job – AGA on Playboy.com

Budtender is now a job, and this is what they do.

Yoonj and Marshall from Playboy Enterprises visited us in late October and we talked to them about our passion for medical marijuana products and our compassionate delivery. As Dr. Blair puts it, our staff is trained to

…Treat the patient as though they were treating their mothers.

We really enjoyed spending the day interviewing with them, and are very happy to share this video with you. Thank you Playboy!

budtender

Link to the full Playboy piece here.

CBD and San Diego: 3 Questions

The CBD Molecule.

The CBD Molecule.

Where can I find flower high in Cannabidiol, otherwise known as CBD?

If you are a resident of San Diego, CA or Chula Vista, CA, a quick scan of the weedmaps.com menus from the top 3 Chula Vista, Ca, USA storefront marijuana dispensaries will yield you minimal results. You can find the highest lab tested strains reaching a benchmark high of 0.1% CBD in their flowers. It is not only important that a shop carry these high Cannabidiol (CBD) flowers for their patients, it is also important that they are quality assured and lab tested by the shop and the vendor.

Why is Cannabidiol an important component of cannabis flowers and who will gain the most benefit from these breeds of cannabis?

You can find a great discussion of cannabinoids on these two websites: Mary’s Medicinals and the CBD Project. In summary: CBD is a prime ingredient in medical cannabis flowers along with THC. Unlike THC, CBD is non-psychoactive. It has range of medical benefits which have been discovered through testing on animals. They include: suppressing seizures, reducing nausea and combating psychosis and inflammation. It has been also shown to be effective treatment against cancer/tumors, as a general anti-oxidant and finally CBD has been shown as an effective anti-depressant. To highlight the importance of this new and upcoming molecule here is a quote from the Project CBD website: “CBD has demonstrable neuroprotective and neurogenic effects, and its anti-cancer properties are currently being investigated at several academic research centers in the United States and elsewhere.”

Popular strain Pennywise, bred by TGA - Subcool right here in Southern California.

Popular strain Pennywise, bred by TGA – Subcool right here in Southern California.

How easy are these flowers to find?

CBD rich flowers are available in most areas and states where there is a medical marijuana program in place. At A Green Alternative we recognize and embrace this trend in the cannabis industry. We are continually including these lab tested flowers on our menu. Some strains in the past include “Pennywise” and “Medical Mass” which have both tested above 10% total CBD content. We currently have our house strain “Edith G”, a sativa which tested back just under 13% CBD.

As the breeders continue to develop strains that are high in this component, A Green Alternative will acquire the newest and highest quality CBD flowers.  If you are wondering where to find the best CBD flower and products available come see our selection at A Green Alternative!