Whether you’re a weekend warrior, an athlete that competes for a spot on the podium, or someone new to running, cycling, or another sport, cannabis is worth exploring. You might be surprised how many athletes, especially those who engage in long-distance races or...
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PTSD and Cannabis
It’s a fact—trauma is all around us. Maybe it’s always been the case, but the 24-hour news cycle lives in the palm of our hands, making it seem even more relevant and real. With trauma comes Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD, and we want to explore how...
All About 420
If you’re new to weed or even consider yourself an expert you might not know the details about the high holiday of 4/20. We’ve got the dope on the special number so you’ll be in the know. A Few Not-True Things About 420 Have you ever heard these things about 420? Bob...
Cannabis for Pain
Pain happens to everyone at any given point in life, regardless of age, fitness level, or health status. When doing something new, different, or repeatedly, we’re subject to pain. Pain also can come after a medical procedure or an accident. Regardless of how pain...
Cannabis and Anxiety
If you know anything about cannabis, you’ve probably heard about or experienced the relaxation that ingesting the plant provides. It’s one of the aspects of cannabis that most people are drawn to and appreciate. Cannabis may also help those who suffer from anxiety,...
3 Overlooked Ways to Enhance Your High
Do you ever feel like your cannabis routine is getting old and boring? Whether a beginner or a pro-consumer, at some point in our personal cannabis history, we may find that the high no longer provides the same satisfaction. The good news is that there are a few...
Is Medical Marijuana Still a Thing?
Here in Michigan, medical marijuana has been part of the landscape since 2008. If you’re a card-carrying med patient, you know that fewer and fewer cannabis provisioning stores are carrying medical marijuana products. So it’s a bit of a chicken-and-egg situation how...
Pharmhouse Wellness’ Cannabis Holiday Gift Guide
It’s almost that time of year again—Hanukkah* is just around the corner, and Christmas is speeding our way, too. If you’re inclined to give cannabis gifts, we have some ideas for you with our annual cannabis holiday gift guide. So check out our suggestions and head...
A Dozen Reasons to Shop Local for Cannabis
We’re proud that Pharmhouse Wellness is Grand Rapids’ only 100 percent locally-owned cannabis dispensary. Being local matters to us, to the community and you! We know you have many Grand Rapids cannabis stores to choose from, but we believe local is best. So we’re...
Cannabis For Sleep—How Marijuana Can Help Bring More Rest
A good night’s sleep is a treasure many people struggle to achieve. Without quality sleep, our emotional and physical well-being declines. There’s mounting evidence that cannabis for sleep can help you achieve better rest.
Top Must-Have Weed Accessories in 2022
Over centuries, especially the last decade, cannabis and its accessories have evolved. The hookah originated in India, the wooden pipe in Europe and now there are various options for each accessory diverse as the individuals that use them. It is more important than...
Puff ‘n Paint
On Saturday, August 27th, Pharmhouse Wellness hosted two free art classes with the cannabis community. Da Fakto cannabis sponsored this event and gifted each participant with two pre-rolls to enjoy during the class.
Social Equity in Cannabis Matters
Walking the talk in cannabis social equity isn’t an easy task. Everyone involved in cannabis has an opinion about what social equity means and what needs to be done to right the wrongs done by cannabis prohibition and overzealous policing. As we see it, social equity acknowledges that systemic inequalities exist in our industry and community. A successful social equity plan and program works to eliminate the inequities and ensures that everyone has access to opportunities and positive outcomes.
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Cannabis and Outdoor Adventuring
The hot summer sun, majestic fall colors, glistening winter snow, and the rebirth of spring give us SO much opportunity to enjoy outdoor adventuring with cannabis. There’s nothing like getting outside and moving your body with a nice clean high. Since you’ll be in a different environment, the rule to follow is “start low, go slow” with any type of consumption. We believe outdoor adventuring is more pleasurable with cannabis, but getting too high could make you the main character in a cautionary tale.
Bike ‘n Blaze
Throughout the summer, the Pharmhouse Pham puts together a Bike ‘n Blaze! On a beautiful Saturday morning, we meet at the Pharm, toke and mingle, then hit the Kent trails. As a group, we ride through Millenium Park to enjoy the beautiful scenery with a great mellow...
The Indica vs. Sativa Paradigm Is No Longer Relevant
“Indica or Sativa?” This question about cannabis has dominated weed conversation for quite some time. People often use these plant references when discussing the type of experience desired from your flower. However, when describing a cannabis strain’s effects, the sativa or indica comparison is flawed; sativa and indica only represent the physical plant, and plants don’t necessarily determine the psychoactive effects of the strain.
LGBTQ Pride Month and Cannabis
You’ve probably noticed that we proudly fly a Pride flag from the front porch of Pharmhouse Wellness, and for us, it’s more than an expression of support for the LGBTQ community. It’s our way of saying thanks to the queer community for what it has done for us.
Make Your Own Cannabis Edibles
There’s no time better to make your own cannabis edibles—flower in Michigan is inexpensive right now and there are so many interesting strains to choose from. While we always have many edibles to choose from in our store, sometimes it’s fun to experiment and make your own. We’re all for people trying new things with cannabis, and in this blog, we’re going to talk about how to make cannabutter, that’s a key ingredient to use in your favorite recipes.
Select Cannabis Strains for Spring Serenity
There is a time of year that every Michigander looks forward to, and it’s finally here. The snow has melted, the sun is rising earlier and setting later, and people are spending more time outside as the temperature rises and new growth emerges.