5 Predictions for Cannabis Industry in 2022

cannabis products available at Green Goddess Remedies in Portland Oregon

Last month we focused on what we expect to see trending with cannabis products in 2022 but what about the marijuana industry in general? The cannabis industry grows every year with new states allowing the consumption of medical and recreational marijuana with many more adding legalization on their 2022 ballot. With all the growth, there is bound to be more innovation. Here are 5 predictions Green Goddess has for the cannabis industry in 2022.

1. Public Consumption Lounges

With COVID hopefully going to the wayside, this allows for the emergence of public consumption lounges. Many states have legalized cannabis consumption lounges such as Nevada, Illinois and California. We expect more states to allow this in 2022.

2. Cannabis Hospitality

Tourists are tired of the medical feeling of modern hotels with their white and gray palettes. Boutique hotels have been the fastest-growing sector in the hotel industry which outpaces extended stay and upscale hotels. We expect the cannabis industry to pioneer its own version of a boutique hotel that is more cannabis-friendly.

3. Integrated Technology

The cannabis industry wholeheartedly will embrace the Internet of Things which will be aimed to benefit both producers and consumers. An example is the ability to test the potency of a product from the comfort of your home. This will allow consumers to see how strong they made their homemade cannabutter taking out less of the guesswork when baking edibles.

4. Diversification of Cannabinoids and Psychedelics

If you are unfamiliar with the term cannabinoid, it is a naturally occurring compound found in all strains of cannabis. This compound is what gives that “high” feeling when ingesting cannabis. While THC and CBD are the most popular forms, there are over 100 lesser-known cannabinoids such as Cannabigerol (CBG), Cannabinol (CBN) and Tetrahydrocannabiphorol (THCP). These can be used to achieve new highs and treat different conditions.

5. Celebrity Influencers

We see many celebrities creating their own products in the makeup and homeware industries, it is only a matter of time before they try their hand in the cannabis industry. The list of noteworthy celebrities already having a go include Snoop Dogg, Seth Rogen, Jay-Z, Martha Stewart and Justin Bieber.

Which trends are you looking forward to seeing?

The trend we are looking forward to the most is legalized cannabis consumption lounges. Portland has always been at the forefront of trends and this is one we would love to see in our area.

Check out our ever-increasing marijuana menu!

We offer over 75 vendors in our little craft shop located near Multnomah Village. Check out our online menu to see which selections we currently have available. If you have any questions, our knowledgeable staff of budtenders would be happy to assist and offer their recommendations.

5 Trends and Predictions for Cannabis in 2022

cannabis products

It’s always fun to look at each new year and make predictions on what it may have in store for us. Since Green Goddess Remedies’ start in 2013 as a medical cannabis dispensary we have seen the cannabis industry thrive. It has been full of surprises and we always look forward to the new products and different strains that come to market. At our cozy store in Southwest Portland, Green Goddess Remedies has seen trends emerge and leave. We are eager to see what 2022 will bring us and have created a list of some of our cannabis predictions below.

1. The Return of OG Kush

The cannabis market has exploded with exotic new products and users may start craving the famous kush balanced high. Classic strains always have an appeal with long-time cannabis enthusiasts. Much like slipping on a pair of old blue jeans, or putting a beautiful old LP on the turntable, a classic strain is like having an old friend drop in for a visit. At Green Goddess, we like to carry classic strains when we can get’em.   We have a little Maui Waui in stock.  Let us know what you like, and we’ll see if we can get it for you.

2. Lifestyle-Oriented Products

With cannabis becoming more mainstream, it was bound to have a touch of luxury added to its products. This means more facial lotions infused with THC and CBD as well as “cannagars” which are made with premium flower. We are selling a lot of High Desert Pure, lotions and bath bombs and massage oils. We’ve noticed an uptick in the popularity of this brand especially,  High Desert Pure makes outstanding products we’ve listed their bath bomb below on our list of favorites.

3. More Variety of Cannabis Beverages

Edibles have always been a popular substitute for smoking bud but there has been a lack of cannabis beverages. We believe 2022 will bring more cannabis beverage choice to the industry which could include teas, sodas or even THC cocktails. Right now the Goddess carries Magic Number’s Ginger Beer.  If you want your Moscow Mule to really kick, try a little of this as a substitute for your traditional ginger beer.  Again, let us know if you’d like to see more of this kind of product in the store.

4. Low-dose edibles

More people are discovering edibles but they want something that isn’t as potent. Low-dose edibles may see a rise in 2022 as customers want to relax while staying functional.

5. Time-released Cannabis

In the same realm as the low-dose edibles, time-released cannabis capsules may become more popular this year. It offers a more mild experience over time.

What Our Budtenders Recommend at Our Portland Cannabis Shop!

Are you looking to try something new in 2022? Here are some products we recommend to try out!

Our Green Goddess Budtender Holiday Guide

The team at Green Goddess Remedies

It’s that time of the year again in Portland!

The end of the year is winding down which means it’s prime time for the gathering of family and friends. Getting together to relax and chill out should be a top priority to help counteract the stress of the hustle and bustle of the season. While new year’s resolutions are starting to be thought about, it is never too early to try something new at your gatherings. We asked five of our Budtenders what cannabis strains they recommend and they gave a good variety of Indicas, Stavias and Hybrid strains to choose from!

Amberly, , Green Goddess Remedies Intake Manager
Budtender Amberly’s Recommendations:

Winberry Farms – Guava OG cartridge
THC: 85.4% CBD: 1.18%
“Winberry Farms cartridges are botanically infused with natural fruit terpenes and create some of my most loved products. My absolute favorite cartridge is the Guava OG, an indica dominant hybrid that creates a relaxing buzz without being sedating. The flavor is a clean, tropical blend that is smooth and sweet.”

Rock Creek Farms – Dutch Hawaiian flower
Dutch Treat x Hawaiian Sativa
THC: 25.7% CBD: 0.8%
“I am generally an indica connoisseur, but this sativa puts me in a euphoric state with an intense high. The flower has a delightful fruity quality backed up by a little funk. This strain is my go-to for a daytime high where I want a considerable buzz while also keeping me uplifted.”

Viola – Cherry Truffle live resin extract
THC: 48.59% CBD: 5.07%
“I have fallen in love with Viola’s lineup of live resin diamonds. The saucy diamonds of the Cherry Truffle have been my favorite, offering a smooth, milky cloud off my vaporizer that retains a natural sweetness. The effect is a heavy body high while also giving a nice head change, I love using Cherry Truffle to relax after work.”

Kyle, , Green Goddess Remedies budtender in Southwest Portland, OR
Budtender Kyle’s Recommendations:

Rock Creek Farms – Dutch Hawaiian flower
Dutch Treat x Hawaiian Sativa
THC: 25.7% CBD: 0.8%
“Dutch Hawaiian is one of my favorite Sativas that we carry frequently. Being a Dutch Treat and hawaiian cross this flower gives users an uplifting euphoric high that tapers into a light body high / clear headed high. I would recommend this flower for a night watching Netflix or the late night creatives.”

Williams Wonder Farm – Pineapple Express
THC: 25.15%
“Pineapple Express is the perfect worker’s smoke. This piney yet citrusy flower gives a tremendous boost to energy with a fantastic creative euphoria that lasts for hours. I would recommend this flower for day time smokers who like to be engaged in active tasks.”

Halo – Maui Wowie
THC: 23.8% CBD: 1.38%
“Maui Wowie is a classic sativa that offers a solid CBD % compared to the average sativa. With a terpene profile containing Limonene and Linalool Maui Wowie has a citrus/ lemon flavor and provides relief for consumers who suffer with anxiety and depression. I would recommend Maui Wowie for consumers who want a brighter, more euphoric experience without fearing anxiety that typically comes with sativas.”

tori, a budtender at Green Goddess
Budtender Tori’s Recommendations:

Halo – Maui Wowie
THC: 23.4% CBD: 1.38%
“I’m currently loving the high-end euphoria and pineapple flavors that our Maui Wowie has to offer. This strain allows my mind to drift off to creative places while keeping me relaxed. Aside from the initial fruity pineapple, the flavor profile also offers a hint of pine, along with citrus and lavender. It is a strain that leaves me feeling energetic and focused, making it perfect for daytime. Maui Wowie’s uplifting effects are great at melting away symptoms of Chronic Pain, Depression, Anxiety and Stress. All in all, this tropical happy-go-lucky strain is a must try!”

Nebadon Farms – Ice Cream Cake
THC:23.2%
“Ice cream cake is one of my go-to pain relievers. This creamy strain offers some pleasant earthy and fruity notes. Giving off vanilla and lemon aromas, this colorful strain always helps me relax. The steady creep of heavy effects after the first hit seems to allow stress and pain from the day to just melt off, allowing me to get the physical and mental rest I need. I definitely recommend ice cream cake to anyone who likes a classic relaxing body dominant indica high.”

Oregon Roots – Purple Punch
THC: 26.5%
“One of my favorite strains to look at, this gorgeous frosty purple flower is one of my all-time favorites. It helps to manage my sleep, stress, insomnia, and body aches. Reminiscent of purple kool aid, this strain has a very sweet vanilla blueberry taste, with smells of blueberry and grapes. It’s a heavy hitter, making sure you feel its effects right away, starting behind the eyes and sinking into your body and limbs. If you’re looking to improve your sleep, look no further. This strain is recommended for night time use!”

Meg, Green Goddess Remedies budtender in Portland, OR
Budtender Megan’s Recommendations:

Otto’s OG Farm – King Louie XIII OG
THC: 25.95% CBD: .07%
“Louie is regularly stocked on our shelf. Her lineage is OG Kush crossed with LA Confidential. I love OG Kush genetics because of it’s gassy, piney, and woody aroma alongside it’s heavy bodied effects. The top expected terpenes are Limonene, Caryophyllene and Myrcene which makes her the perfect evening toke for relaxing sore muscles, reducing stress, and increasing appetite before dinner.”

Nebadon Farms – Blanco Kush x Bubblegum Chem
THC: 29%
“This strain is unlike anything I have ever smoked before. Starting with her jar presentation, the beautiful bud structure shows off her trichome caked purple and dark green sugar leaves. She hits you in the face with a pungent aroma of pine and gas, followed by notes of funky tropical fruit. Her buds are sticky and grind up perfectly for a hand-rolled joint. The effects of this strain are a euphoric mood boost that is clear-headed enough to focus on a good book or movie while relaxing your entire body. “

Yance Farms – Ultra White Amnesia
THC: 19% CBD: 2%
“I typically don’t smoke sativas because they are too racy. However this strain and other strains in the Haze family are dominant in the terpenes Terpinolene and Myrcene. When those terpenes are paired alongside the typical sativa terpenes, Limonene and Caryophyllene, I have found the experience to be more mellow and creative. I love enjoying this strain to relax my muscles but keep my mind focused and energized before a hike or taking on a creative project.”

Budtender Taylor’s Recommendations:

Nebadon Farms – Peppermint Agave
THC: 23.2%
“I love this one because it’s an Indica that isn’t too heavy. As soon as I took a hit I felt all my muscles relax and I felt much happier and at peace. It has a really clean taste that reminds me of a strain like Lemon Kush even though the genetics are a mystery.”

Nebadon Farms – Sundae Driver
THC: 19.5%
“I love this strain because it feels like a true Hybrid. Not too racy, not too sleepy. It helps me focus when I’m trying to be creative and accomplish a project. It’s also tasty with that Grape Pie cross! Yum!”

Drops – Blueberry Muffin 4:1
“I know this isn’t flower but I LOVE the drops. This specific one only has 2.5mg THC per gummy but I still felt a nice body high because there was so much CBD to complement the THC. Definitely can’t get anything done while high on these but they have me feeling so relaxed, giggly, and heavy. Can’t beat it!”

Michaella, Budtender at Green Goddess Remedies in Portland, OR
Budtender Michaella’s Recommendations:

Oregon Roots – Purple Punch
THC: 18%
“If you are looking for a tasty dessert weed. Look no further. Purple punch has very fruity and milky notes and will relax and decompress you from a long day’s work. Its lineage comes from crossing Larry OG x Granddaddy Purple.”

Fox Barry Farms – Tang Breath
THC: 27.59%
“Sitting at 27.59%, this gassy and light notes of orange citrus will have your body Relaxing body high but your mind in a clear headed mind space. Not sedating but body relaxing.”

Nebadon Farms – Blanco Kush x Bubblegum Chem
THC: 29%
“If you are looking for funk and want an awesome body high with stoney heady effects, this indica dominant hybrid will be the one for you. At 29%, this super sticky bud with lots of trichomes will provide you a flavorful and potent high.”

Want more inspiration for the holiday season?

Check out our recent blog post about what you can give from Green Goddess Remedies as a gift that will pair perfectly with these bud recommendations!

Our budtenders at Green Goddess want to help you make the most of the holidays in Portland!

Head to Green Goddess, located in Southwest Portland’s Ashcreek neighborhood, near Multnomah Village, to see our recommendations and decide which might be a good fit for you! Our menu is always up to date with our current stock of cannabis products from flower, concentrates, edibles and more!

Shop Locally this Holiday Season at Portland’s Green Goddess Remedies

Rose Gold Bubbler - available for purchase at Green Goddess Remedies

‘Tis the Season of Shopping

The holiday season is upon us here in Portland! The Christmas tree in Pioneer Courthouse Square will be shining all season, the Pittock Mansion is decked out in its holiday best, and the Festival of Trees is as gorgeous as ever! If you’re searching for the right gifts for your cannabis-loving friends and family, the incredible team of budtenders at Green Goddess Remedies in Southwest Portland, near the vibrant Multnomah Village neighborhood, is here to help! 

While there might be a scramble to find the perfect gifts due to shipping shortages across the country, there’s no shortage of cannabis products at Green Goddess since our cannabis is locally grown and sourced in Oregon. If you are looking to offer some local flare in your holiday gifts, we have some suggestions for you! These gifts are great for any novice to expert cannabis user. 

 

Rainbow Party Pack - available at Green Goddess Remedies in Portland Oregon

Puff, Puff Pass Our Rainbow Party Pack

Cascade Valley 0.25g Rainbow Party Pack – $25 (pre tax)

Easy to share with friends without having to share germs, our Rainbow Party Pack from Cascade Valley Cannabis has 14 full flower, hand-rolled joints. In this pack are seven strains (two of each) with specific color coding.

The current Rainbow Party Pack strains* include:

  • J1-sativa- 25.9%
  • Tangelo -sativa- 24.2%
  • Mimosa -sativa- 25.2%
  • Tangieland -hybrid- 29.9%
  • Mendo Breath-indica- 20.1%
  • Purple Apricot-indica- 31.1%
  • Wedding Cake-indica- 27.5%

* These are our current strains in our Rainbow Party Pack and they may be subjected to change as the season goes on.

 

About Cascade Valley Cannabis:

Founded by a mother/son duo, Cascade Valley Cannabis was Benton County’s first OLCC licensed producer. This family owned farm employs sustainable growing practices that are clean and ecologically sound.

Give the Gift of Bongs

Whether you know someone who wants to upgrade from a pipe to a bong or craving an addition to their current paraphernalia collection, Green Goddess has beautiful bongs that will make the perfect gift!

6" Black Stem Oil Rig - available for purchase at Green Goddess Remedies
6″ Black Stem Oil Rig
$40
Amber Rolled-Neck Bong - available for purchase at Green Goddess Remedies
Amber Rolled-Neck Bong
$50
Rose Gold Bubbler - available for purchase at Green Goddess Remedies
Rose Gold Bubbler
$25

We look forward to seeing you at Green Goddess!

These are just a few of the locally sourced, incredible gift ideas you’ll find at Green Goddess Remedies! Stop in and visit our cozy little cannabis dispensary for even more cannabis gift suggestions! We’d love to learn more about you and who you’re shopping for, so we can help you select the perfect marijuana gifts.

Cooking with Cannabis for Beginners

Cooking with Cannabis

Here in Portland, October is often called our Second Summer, but as the weather starts to cool down and our days get shorter, we can’t help but start thinking of all the ways to get a little cozier at home. Of course we love the excitement and activity that comes with a busy Portland summer, but there’s just something so rewarding about settling in once the temps drop. One of our favorite ways to welcome fall and winter is to start cooking, and for the Green Goddess team, that often means cooking with cannabis!

If you’re new to making edibles, don’t worry, we’ve got your back! We’ve compiled some of the best insight and advice we wish we’d had back when we started cooking with some of Portland’s best cannabis.

First off, why are edibles so popular?

Edibles are a great option when you’re not in the mood to smoke, or just exploring something new! Making your own edibles allows you to portion out the amount of THC that’s right for you. As you start to explore the world of cooking with cannabis, and perfecting your favorite recipes, you’ll find all sorts of reasons why you may prefer an edible over smoking!

Don’t forget, at Green Goddess Remedies, we offer a variety of pre-made edibles so you don’t have to break out any cookbook or figure out measurements. If you do, however, want to try your hand at cooking with cannabis, keep reading!

What are some of the most popular culinary cannabis recipes?

Some of the OG edibles that probably come to mind are gummies, brownies, and cookies, but the world really is your oyster when it comes to finding the best cannabis-infused recipes for your table! When you’re cooking with cannabis, you need to include fats so that your body can absorb the THC or CBD, because they are fat-soluble. That means any recipe that includes an oil is probably a great candidate for cooking with cannabis! Think French Toast, a saucy pasta dish, infused ice cream, cannabutter with fresh herbs… are you hungry yet?

What do I need to cook with cannabis?

You won’t need any fancy kitchen supplies when cooking with cannabis, other than the tools the recipe calls for, but if you plan on regularly cooking edibles, you may want to buy separate pans since you may start to notice a green hue to your cookware. When you’re starting out, just make sure to give yourself time to experiment, stock up plenty of ingredients, and don’t expect perfection with your first attempt!

As for the cannabis products to use while baking your edibles, we typically recommend cannabutter or infusing oils. You can also soak marijuana in a high-proof alcohol which can be used to make hard candy. When you’re starting out, it’s best to talk through your recipes and ideas with your favorite budtender to get their recommendations and insight based on what you’ll be cooking!

Frequently asked questions about edibles:

Do edibles lose potency?

There have been a few studies done to see whether or not edibles lose any potency over time. The overall consensus is that they are good for a year without any noticeable potency loss.

Can I make edibles hit faster?

Since edibles are digested, it takes between 30-45 minutes before they kick in so plan accordingly. If you are looking for something with a faster high, we suggest trying tinctures – which are oils you can put on your gums.

Do edibles make you hungry?

If your edible is high with THC, you may feel the munchies coming on. If you have more CBD, your edible could act as a hunger suppressant.

How long do highs from edibles last?

This will depend on the dosage of your edible but the typical high from an edible will last between six to eight hours.

Ready to get cooking?

Great! Stop in and see us at Green Goddess Remedies for the culinary cannabis and experienced insight you need to get started! We can’t wait to hear about your kitchen adventures and your favorite edible recipes!

Your Guide to Finding The Best Portland Cannabis Dispensary

Your Guide to Finding The Best Portland Cannabis Dispensary

Portland is known for a lot of things, from coffee and food trucks to art and cycling, but our cannabis scene is a world all its own! Whether you were born and raised here in Portland, Oregon, or you moved here from anywhere else, there are so many reasons to love this amazing city. Everyone has their favorite local spots, but finding the best Portland cannabis dispensary is no easy task. This is a city full of amazing places to discover, each neighborhood is a village all it’s own, with its own personality and vibe.

There are over 90 officially recognized neighborhoods here in Portland, spread throughout the six quadrants (North Portland, Northeast Portland, Northwest Portland, South Portland, Southeast Portland, and Southwest Portland), each with unique restaurants, shops, bars and characters! Finding your favorites in each neighborhood is a fun way to explore and get to know this amazing city.

As one of the first places to legalize marijuana, there are a lot of cannabis shops in Portland. With so much buzz out there about “The 12 Best Dispensaries in Portland”, “Portland’s Best Cannabis Shops”, and “Top Marijuana Dispensary Menus in Portland”, it can be hard to know where to start when looking for your favorite dispensary shop. At Green Goddess, we’re here to help! Let’s take a look at a few of the factors you can use to help you find your favorite Portland dispensary.

How To Find the ‘Best Dispensary Near Me’ in Portland, Oregon

Shopping for the right Portland cannabis dispensary is just as important as shopping for your favorite cannabis strain or pot product. From the moment you walk into a dispensary, you should feel comfortable, but that means different things to different people.

Here at Green Goddess Remedies in Southwest Portland, we’ve created a welcoming, cozy little craft cannabis shop. We’re not one of the big, cold corporate dispensaries. Walking into Green Goddess is more like walking into an old friend’s place than a store or pharmacy. We have the utmost respect for our products and our customers, but we’re not a sterile, aseptic dispensary. Here are a few things to look for as you’re browsing the best Portland cannabis dispensaries near you.

Green Goddess Remedies

Here in Southwest Portland, we’re known for our small-town vibe and being the heart of the city. Green Goddess certainly has a similar feel. Just minutes from Portland’s bustling city center, you feel like you’re walking into a cozy little escape from the world at our shop.

Know Portland’s Marijuana Laws

It’s important to understand the ins and outs of cannabis laws here in Portland as you shop around for your favorite dispensary. Here’s a quick overview.

  • You must be 21 and older and have a valid legal photo ID to buy, possess, and use cannabis.
  • You can purchase marijuana from OLCC-licensed retail stores. You can also grow your own or receive it as a gift.
  • There are limits to how much recreational marijuana you can possess. Possession of more than one ounce on your person (in public), or more than eight ounces in your household is illegal.
  • Driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal.
  • Adults 21 and older can use cannabis at home or on private property, but you can’t use recreational marijuana in public places.
  • When you find your favorite Portland dispensary, you can buy up to one ounce of flower, 72 oz of liquid edible, 16 oz of edibles, five grams of concentrates, four plants and 10 seeds.

Why People Think Green Goddess Remedies Is The Best Portland Dispensary

“I recently moved to the area at the beginning of the year with my boyfriend and we’ve both been going to all sorts of new places to try. I will tell you hands down this (Green Goddess Remedies) is the place to go! We no longer even go anywhere else and just call this “our place” now. The staff is wonderful, friendly and are amazingly helpful. They take their time to see what you’re looking for, and I’ll tell ya they literally found my boyfriend and my “glass slippers” lol. They only carry top shelf products, and get this: I’ve paid more for nothing special, and here I feel like I’m absolutely spoiled! I’ve showed friends how awesome this place is and they now will drive 45 min no problem to come here, it’s just worth it. And to whoever designed the interior, amazing job and I want to steal your interior design skills!” – Reagan L

“Absolutely adore this hidden outpost of canna bliss. The ladies and gents who run this spot are so kind and generous. Love chatting with all the budtenders, they always have a great smile and fantastic farm grown weed.” – Sean M

“One of the best dispensaries in SW Portland! Their house-grown flower has some of the frostiest and chunkiest nugs, and the staff is always down to go the extra mile to educate and inform.” – Matthew M

Getting to Green Goddess Remedies

Green Goddess is located in Southwest Portland at 5435 SW Taylors Ferry Rd, Portland, OR 97219. Conveniently located off of I-5 and SW Barbur Blvd/Pacific Highway in the Ashcreek neighborhood, near Multnomah Village.

If you have questions before you arrive at our Portland dispensary, please contact us or give us a call at (503) 764-9000. We can’t wait to welcome you into our craft cannabis shop here in Southwest Portland!