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Meet Laurel, Vela Cannabis' Creative Director.
Laurel uses cannabis as creative fuel for her work and her hobbies. Now meet her stash.
There are many ways to consume cannabis and in Washington State there are so many products out there to satisfy anyone's needs. Laurel can choose to vape dry flower or oil, smoke out of a pipe or a joint, or relax with an infused chocolate bar. She shared with Vandy some of the pieces that make her sessions complete.

"Suncliff makes some delicious strain-specific oils. I especially enjoy their Lamb's Breath for those days where I need to take on the world. The new glass and metal cartridges are perfect."

"Puffing on a Sherlock style pipe always makes me feel like a groovy wizard.
I dig this particular piece for its party sized bowl, it’s large enough to create a masterpiece of kief and concentrates on top.

As for grinders, I use a Sharp Stone! I dig the unicorn vibe, with its sweet purplish hue.
It has stellar kief catching abilities & a very consistent grind. I keep my little scissors in my stash for when I need to open a package or trim off a piece of bud."

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"While I love a natural unbleached paper, I can’t help but nerd out over how cute Juicy Jay’s are! They’re lightly flavored and have adorable patterns on them." 

What is your favorite flavor of Juicy Jay rolling papers? Vandy has only tried blueberry so far. 

"If I’m smoking a joint I try to use my pack of matches from Vela Cannabis. I prefer tiny Bics for most other fire related needs. They’re just cute, I guess! I’m always trying new things, so I rarely use a stash jar. I tend to buy flower in grams to keep my stash fresh and interesting. This week I’m smoking on Durban Poison from Raven Grass, Oregon Silver Haze from Leaph, and Nine Pound Strawberry from Clandestine."

Luckily, Laurel has access to a huge selection of strains at Vela (see below), so keeping new strains in the rotation is easy. Thank you, legal recreational cannabis! 

"I’m a huge fan of ceramics!
This little beauty I found at a thrift store."

"The Pax 2 is an essential tasting tool I use working for Vela Cannabis. I vaporize the flower at various temperatures so I can suggest specific terpene profiles to our customers.
Since we can’t smell through the bags here in Washington, we memorize the best we can!"

Learn more about terpenes + cannabis here.


"The Goodship’s Deep Dark Chocolate Bar is my absolute favorite edible. Period.
The crisp snap alone is enough to send one into 10mg cocoa bliss.
Seriously, Goodship creates some damn fine treats and I can’t get enough!"


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Laurel's favorite post-SESSION activities?

Hula Hoop

Chill with a sunset

Toes in the grass

Vibe to the tunes

Vandy approves! Be sure to check out Laurel's wonderful work on Vela's Instagram.
Vela was recently named by Leafly as one of America's most beautiful dispensaries. You can also check out Laurel's personal page to see some of her art and follow her hula hooping adventures.
Got a stash to share? Vandy wants to see yours! 

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