Welcome to Van der Pop’s new weekly digest!
We’ve been thinking a lot about what women want to know when it comes to weed - to discover the ways that flower can lift your spirit, calm your senses and soothe your body.
You deserve delightful moments. Here’s how to find them.
Dear Vandy - I want to start using edibles as a way to relax discreetly on the daily. Where do I start? - Discreet Eats
Ever peeked into the stash of a dispensary owner? Much like Mary Poppins' magic bag, it's full of medicine and wonder. Heidi, owner of Moss Crossing in Oregon, takes us through her stash and how it has evolved over the years. It's no wonder Moss Crossing is considered the friendliest joint in town. You can never have too much of something good.
Meet the dads of Tokyo Smoke, which includes Lorne Gertner who along with co-founding the company with his son is recognized as a "founding father" of modern Canadian cannabis (read federally legal MED to patients currently and REC for all next summer!). For Father's Day, we pried into the stashes of a dad of four grown children (Lorne), a dad to a pair of pre-school kids (Joel) and a super new dad (Geoff). Mother isn't the only one who needs a little helper.
Olivia Harris, the Chief Creative Officer at LEVO Oil, takes us through her stash, which is why we've convened today. True. But what you should truly take note of is what Olivia is cooking up (cannot let a good bad pun go unsaid) - LEVO's countertop infuser. This is her contribution to making our stash dreams come true. Think great looking espresso machine that infuses, ahem, plant matter with oil for foolproof homemade edibles. VdP believes in Flower Powers so we believe in machines that capture such magic and women like Olivia who bring the magic into our home.
Dear Vandy - I’m concerned about the purity of the weed I'm consuming, and the long-term health effects. That being said I'm also looking for something to help me manage my issues with anxiety - Clean Freak
Greetings! Which will not be followed by an introduction. To get to the point, I'm April and I founded Van der Pop officially last year but, unofficially, the research started this time 2 years ago. So it's fitting that my Stash Check falls on the heels of a solo trip to Amsterdam. Hoping you find a thing or two in my own stash to inspire your next session. xXx April
Check. Check. 1-2-1-2. Jenn Lauder, Co-founder of Splimm, the world's first newsletter dedicated to pot and parenting. Dedicated to creating a community for families whose lives have been enhanced by cannabis, Jenn doubled down on her dedication by moving from Maryland to REC-friendly Oregon. Her stash has certainly evolved. As has her expertise on edibles, thoughts on flower vs. concentrates, and tips for cannabis-consuming parents.
Dear Vandy - I want a good grinder that won't break the bank. I've looked at some online and at some local head shops but I’m not totally sure what I’m looking at, or for. Any thoughts on options, or brands I should seek out? - Grind Inclined
Meet Laurel, Vela Cannabis' Creative Director.
Laurel uses cannabis as creative fuel for her work and her hobbies. Now meet her stash.
A stash that includes dry flower and oil - to vaporize, roll, smoke or eat. The latter requires a bit of time in the kitchen. Or - as Laurel is wise to - a simple purchase of Seattle best edible brand, The Goodship!
Vandy is dandy at the thought of getting an exclusive peek into the stash of America's first cannabis style writer, Katie Shapiro. From The Cannabist to her own documentary featuring the story of The Cannabist's Ricardo Baca's contribution to pot journalism, Katie has made her mark on this industry. Check out her mountaintop paradise. Perfect for finding clouds.
Some people just like to smoke. Some just like to vape. Others like to dabble in everything. Vandy recommends experimenting to find your sweet spot. From joints to dabs to vape pens, Lizbeth from Suncliff gives us a look at her versatile stash.
Remember when we said there are many ways to enjoy cannabis? Ever heard of cannabis sensual oil? You're about to. Duni Disston takes us through her stash and her favorite item in it: Bond.
"Every morning the light comes out of the dark and so does my stash. Check 1-2-1-2." Katy Villa of Native Seed Creations has been a great resource for health + wellness + cannabis. Here is a look at her smoking rituals + medicine cabinet + pro tips.
Jenny was meant to move into the cannabis space from Day 1. And that's exactly what she did. Flying from city to city, you can find her spreading the good word of the green. Sometimes on NPR. Yes, that NPR. We caught up with her between her travels and took a peek at her home-base stash in Portland, Oregon.
Cannabis isn't all about hitting a bong and sitting in a haze of smoke. In fact, cannabis can benefit your body, your health and overall well-being whether you smoke it, vape it, rub it or ingest it. We checked in with Jen Lampe from Deep Cell to see how she uses cannabis to unwind smoke-free.
From running her own PR consulting business to conquering the "Green Space" with Bondi Farms, Grace has to be ready to go at all hours of the day. And her stash is always ready to give her a spark of creativity or that perfect way to unwind. Check out the pieces that make her stash work like she does.
For our third Stash Check, we asked one of our favorite CCC contributors, Kristen Williams, to share what's inside her stash. Kristen is a talented designer using her skills to show the world how cannabis can enhance a healthy and balanced life.