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CALIVA WEEKLY 5/30: Memorial Day Edition

CALIVA WEEKLY: The latest news, knowledge and coastal grown culture...

Well friends, here we are on this penultimate day of May: Memorial Day 2016. Today we celebrate all the honorable service men and women who have sacrificed and devoted their lives to our well-being in this country. Sincere gratitude to them, and thanks to you for all that you do too. It seems that cannabis has more relevance on this day now than ever before - with emerging science on the benefits of CBD as a treatment for PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), as well as the ongoing history of cannabis prohibition in the United States. This beautiful and meaningful plant isn't going anywhere in our culture, and it's exciting to nurture it on it's path to acceptance through positive cannabis experiences..

Who knows? Maybe next year on Memorial Day we'll be reveling in the passage of recreational cannabis in California? Maybe we'll be reading the latest science on the benefits of CBD as a potential treatment for our service men and women in need? You never can tell what's coming next in this exciting time.

What we do know though, is that we'll keep driving this train full-speed ahead, building the Caliva Crew far and wide and spreading the good word of well-being and rad lifestyles through responsible cannabis use. 

Thanks to all those being remembered on this Memorial Day 2016, and thanks to all at Caliva who are along for the ride with us. We're stoked to see you soon at the store. Have a wonderful, lifted Memorial Day!

In this week's edition...

  • What's Up with CBD? 
  • Budtender Reviews: Lemon Haze and GDP
  • Latest Shelf Additions
  • Upcoming Vendor Days

All products and special pricing listed in CALIVA Weekly are pre-tax (8.75% California Sales Tax and 10% San Jose MBT are added upon checkout). Don't forget to take advantage of our daily walk-in member specials!


What's Up with CBD?

our take...

Here at Caliva we strive to provide the highest quality, accessible medicine to our patients. That's why we're loving the emerging options in the CBD market. What better day to feature CBD than on Memorial Day, being that CBD is purported to be an emerging treatment for PTSD! So please don't hesitate to ask or call us about our CBD product options, and make sure to ask your doctor is CBD is right for you!

from the experts...

CannaBiDiol is a compound in cannabis that has medical effects but does not make people feel “stoned”. It can counter some of the effects of THC. CBD-rich strains are now being grown by and for medical users (Project CBD).

Research has shown CBD to have analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-anxiety properties without the psychoactive effects (the "high" or "stoned" feeling) that THC provides (Project CBD).

our favorite producers...

Revivid - Recommended when heavy CBD dosage is required. A true medical-grade product. Known for reliability and safety. Ask your doctor about this product, or ask us to put you in touch with the doctor we refer patients to when looking for guidance on heavy CBD products.

Care by Design - Their sublingual sprays are currently unmatched in the industry, and provide a consistent experience for those in need of a quality CBD product.

further reading...

Project CBD
The Biological and Potential Therapuetic Effects of CBD
CBD and PTSD Study by Care by Design

We're extremely excited to witness new developments as the CBD market grows and matures. We'll make sure that you're the first to hear about the latest CBD developments and offerings as they emerge at Caliva!


Budtender Reviews: Lemon Haze and GDP

lemon haze

sativa reviewed by sarah 
looks: green, orange, yellow
feels: sticky, fluffy, loose
aromatics: citrus, crisp, fresh, diesel, earthy, sweet
taste: earthy, citrus, nutty, pungent, woody
effects: happy, relaxed, tingly, sleepy, heady
potency: 4 out of 5

Great taste and smell, with a smooth smoke. No funny stories from consuming this sativa, just funny thoughts! Felt like taking a nap, but overall a great flower.  
final score: 8.5 and a yes


grandaddy purple

indica reviewed by andrew 
looks: purple, yellow, orange/brown
feels: sticky, dense, solid
aromatics: grape, sweet, earthy
taste: light, earthy, grape
effects: relaxed, sleepy, happy, hungry, pain relief
potency: 3 out of 5

Relaxing couch-lock, great pain relief and relaxation. Great to de-stress at the end of the day. Plus, the right nugs of this GDP really have that classic flavor and nose! 
fInal score: 7.75 and a yes


Latest Shelf Additions

Grass Valley Orchards Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Each 1oz bottle contains 90mg of THC in some delicious extra virgin olive oil. The flavor is nutty and very pleasant. This is a new customer giveaway option for those who don’t smoke (conveniently it covers the diabetic base too).

A quick recipe tip - heat a grill to lightning hot, then turn the grill off entirely, wipe the grill with canola oil, then put sear marks on both sides of a nice piece of Ciabatta or other bread. Remove from grill and, while hot, rub a clove of garlic onto the bread. Proceed to drizzle with your medicated olive oil and enjoy! The roasty grilled bread and savory garlic will cover up any hint that your delicious snack is medicated.

Fresh Flower: Medusa

This Cherry Pie and Candyland cross is a beautiful hybrid with an unbelievable nose. As Ronnie put it, the Cherry Pie is prevalent before breaking up the buds, but once they are ground up or broken open they really sing with Candyland! Come try some for yourself and see if you agree.

New Cannabis Beverage: Zasp

This new drink contains 30mg THC per bottle in the following flavors: Black Cherry, Strawberry Lemonade, Tangerine, and Tropical Punch. We'll be following up with some budtender reviews soon, but in the meantime come try one out and see what you think. We have a feeling you'll be pleasantly surprised. 


Upcoming Vendor Days

Kiva Confections: 6/3 from 4PM to 9PM

Kiva Confections will be back with us again on June 3rd 4-9PM. Come say what's up and grab 10% OFF their products while they are in-store!

Big Pete's Treats 6/4/2016 From 12PM-4PM

Big Pete's Treats will be back with us again on June 4th 12-4PM. Come say what's up and grab 10% OFF their products while they are in-store!


have a rad week...

Looking forward to seeing you soon friends. Come on down to Caliva this week to say hello - and don't forget your everyday member benefits. See you soon!  #higherstandards #staylifted