Green Box Message on COVID-19

A message from Green Box on COVID-19

In the wake of the growing public health crisis caused by the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), it’s now more important than ever to take precautionary steps to limit the spread of contagion and reduce the risks of exposure to ourselves and our communities. We all must be proactive in our efforts to stay healthy and avoid the ways in which we come into contact with potential vectors of disease transmission in our daily lives. 

Green Box plans to continue delivery services until advised it is unsafe to do so. 

We have put into place new policies and procedures to ensure the safety of our team and our customers. 

 

  • If any of our employees or anyone in their family is sick, they are required to get checked by a medical professional.
  • Employees must wear gloves while preparing orders. 
  • Drivers are prohibited from shaking hands
  • Drivers must sanitize hands, before and after completion of deliveries.
  • Clean off cellphones phones after every delivery
  • Drivers must keep as much distance as possible from other people
  • Not touching or exchanging IDs or credit cards during transactions 
  • If we can complete payments digitally, (Venmo, Cashapp, Apple-Pay)  that would be much preferred. 
  • If payments must be made using cash, we will thoroughly disinfect all money received.

We understand the severity of this situation, and our team is working as hard as possible to ensure that we continue to deliver safe products for all of our customers. If you have any concerns or follow-up questions regarding this information, please do not hesitate to reach out to us directly. We thank you for your continued support during this difficult time.

Passionfruit Sunrise

passionfruit sunrise recipe

DIY Cannabis Cocktails

Cool off this summer with a delicious and refreshing cannabis-infused cocktail. Our 1st DIY Cannabis Cocktail Recipe is for the delightful Passionfruit Sunrise – a tropical and refreshing glass of sunshine. And for the mojito drinkers – enjoy a blood orange mojito infused with Drink Magic Number’s Blood Orange CBD Magic Drops.

Passionfruit Sunrise Recipe

passionfruit-sunrise

Here's What You Need

  • Passionfruit Sativa Magic Drops from Drink Magic Number
  • Orange Juice 
  • Grenadine
  • Maraschino Cherry

Here's How You Make It

  1. Fill glass full with ice

  2. Pour orange juice into cup filled with ice

  3. Pour in 1 oz of Passionfruit Magic Drops

  4. Mix with mixing spoon

  5. Slowly pour in grenadine and allow it to settle to the bottom of the glass (be patient)

  6. Enjoy 🥂☀️

Pairs perfectly with a Sunday brunch

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Our April Favorites

We spend a lot of time curating some of the best cannabis in Oregon, so you don’t have to waste time sifting through the clutter of the many cannabis products you encounter on your social feed, or in at the counter at your neighborhood shop. Here are some of our favorites. Sure, they’re biased. But it’s what we’ve been enjoying at home ourselves.

Adro’s Picks:

Berries & Cremé cultivated and bred by Certified PDX

“It’s deeply relaxing, but functional, I’ve been using it mostly to mellow out my afternoons. After all the coffee in the morning, I can get jittery sometimes. I few puffs on my Pax and I’m good to go. The flavors are bursting with sweet berry jam notes.”

Nepalese Kush cultivated by Mindful

“I love how this flower looks! It’s literally covered in trichomes! It’s uplifting and happy, earthy and savory flavors, I love rolling a joint just before a long walk with the dogs.”

Grön Dark Chocolate Caramels

“They’re sprinkled with vanilla bean sea salt, which pairs well with the sweet caramel. This classic combo got an upgrade. They literally melt in your mouth. It’s hard just having two. I’ve been enjoying them with a hot cup of coffee.”  

Drink Magic Number Cold Brewed Coffee

“Nothing beats an iced cold coffee on a hot spring day! I don’t usually like sweetened coffee, but this one is just a tad, giving it a nice uplifting boost! My new go to when I have a long to-do list!”

Pineapple Jager 2:1 Pax Era Pod

“My absolute favorite in the box right now. It’s portable, discreet, ultra tasty, and single-sourced from East Fork Cultivars sun-grown CBD flower. No added fruit terpenes or flavors. It provides quick CBD therapy. It has been great for my anxiety.”

A Look Into The Green Box Curation Process

When you sign up with Green Box and start building your first custom order, you might wonder how we decide which vendors to stock. Our mission is to curate an ever-evolving selection of high-quality products so you can feel confident we’ve done all the work to bring you the best. Our process is different from how shops choose vendors in that we have more time to visit each prospective vendor and really dig into their process and methods to make the most informed choice possible. Instead of spending time at a dispensary counter asking questions about the products you might be interested in, you can choose from the comfort of your own home and have any info you might want right there for you to check out as you shop.

One quality that matters greatly in our selection process is Oregon ownership of the brand. We think it’s important to work with locally based brands that cycle their profits back into the local economy and want to highlight brands that believe in maintaining the high quality that Oregon cannabis is known for! We’re always striving to seek out the best and show you, local purveyors, you may not be familiar with but might love.

Premium, organically focused methods, and source materials are also crucial in the selection process. We personally visit the facility or farm of each brand to check out their methods and practices and make sure they meet our standards of quality and cleanliness. It’s also important that the companies treat their employees fairly and believe in upholding high integrity of business practices, and we dig into the history and mission of each brand to really get to know where they’re coming from and what their vision for the future of Oregon cannabis is. Join Green Box today and see for yourself how we’ve taken the guesswork out of not only choosing the best products but the best stories behind each brand as well. 

Intro To CBD

CBD, or Cannabidiol, has become increasingly prevalent along with THC as a cannabinoid of interest. Arguably the most medically beneficial of the known cannabis compounds, CBD is useful for a host of conditions such as pain, neuroplasticity, inflammation, and anxiety. It lacks the intoxicating effects of THC, allowing users to experience the wellness effects without the high.

The body processes cannabis compounds through what’s known as the endocannabinoid system. Two main receptors, CB1 and CB2, are the primary pathways for the body’s absorption of cannabis. CB1 receptors mostly affect the mind, while CB2 receptors act primarily upon the body. CBD mainly acts on the CB2 receptors, unlocking its potential as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-convulsive and mild euphoric. CBD can also moderate the effects of THC-which primarily acts on the CB1 receptors- and a strong dose of CBD can tamp down a too-intense high.

CBD can provide relief of a wide range of symptoms, from depression to PTSD, muscle spasms, nausea, pain, and seizures. It’s not only effective for humans but has also shown to be helpful for similar maladies in dogs and cats, and there are many products designed for domesticated pets.

CBD can be extracted from both industrial hemp and cannabis. Hemp is defined as a plant containing .3% or less of THC, while states with legal cannabis can also extract CBD from cannabis plants. Hemp is also a bioaccumulator, meaning it draws in heavy metals and other potential toxins from the soil, and the sheer volume of hemp required to extract CBD raises the risk of those toxins showing up in your product.

Both THC and CBD work most effectively when in synergy with each other, and consumers may experience different effects from hemp based products verses cannabis based ones. If you are seeking to try CBD for yourself, Project CBD recommends seeking out products made from CBD rich strains for the best results.

Solventless Extracts

When choosing what kind of extracts to consume, it’s helpful to have a basic idea of the methods used to produce them. Solvent-based extracts such as BHO (butane hash oil) rely on a chemical solvent to strip the compounds from the plant material and then purge that residual solvent after extraction.

Solventless extracts are free of any chemical solvents and are made using either ice and water, dry ice, sifting or pressure with heat to draw out the cannabinoids.

Ice wax, a premium grade of bubble hash, is one such kind of solventless product. This concentrate is referred to as full melt hash because it is such high quality that it can be dabbed on a hot nail and leave no residue. Lower grades of bubble hash don’t usually melt as well and are best consumed by crumbling on top of a bowl or mixing into a joint.

The quality of the starting material, as with all extracts, determines the quality of the product. Full melt producers will start with fresh frozen or cured, premium cannabis, and stir or machine agitate the plant material with ice and water, causing the microscopic trichome heads (also known as resin glands) to separate.

The resulting slurry is filtered through a series of finely screened bags. What’s left looks like wet sand, and is dried and then grated with a Microplane into a fine grainy powder. Consumers will take a tiny scoop and press it with low heat in parchment paper to create a patty that is easy to slice up and dab.

Rosin is another popular type of solventless extract. Flower rosin is made by placing cured nugs in parchment and squeezing them with heat and pressure to extract the essential oils, while hash rosin is made by heat pressing bubble hash to extract an even more concentrated and potent oil. ‘Live’ rosin is different in that fresh frozen, whole plant cannabis was the starting material for the bubble hash that is then pressed, rather than cured dry plants. Using fresh material can result in a stronger terpene profile and more preservation of flavor.

Cannabis Valentine’s Gifts They’ll Actually Love

Every February, many of us struggle with choosing the perfect gifts for our sweethearts. Luckily, they love cannabis, and you live in Oregon! Trust the curated Cannabinoid treats selected by Green Box to make this the most memorable Valentine’s yet. Here are our suggestions for a romantic custom box.

Chocolate is always a classic part of the holiday and we’ve put together a special Chocolate Lover’s box just for your special person. You’ll get Fudgy Brownie Bites by Laurie & Mary Jane, each made locally with love and 10mg of THC per brownie. There’s also an assortment of Wyld fruit enhanced chocolates in Sativa, indica and hybrid-specific varieties, mildly dosed with 5mg THC each. Finally, there’s the double dark chocolate bar by Leif Goods, an indulgent vegan and fair trade chocolate infused with 50mg of THC.

Let your significant other pick one of these sweet infused treats for dessert, then lead them to the tub for a hot bath you’ve upgraded with Empower Soaking Salts. This blend of Dead Sea and Himalayan salt is gently infused with both THC and CBD that physically calms and also provides aromatherapy with bergamot and lavender essential oils. Share a Quill Harle-Tsu CBD vape pen during the bath for maximum chill effect without adding additional intoxication after all that delicious THC chocolate!

Take advantage of the post-bath bliss and offer to give them a medicated massage with one of our infused oil selections. You can choose either of the offerings from Medicine Farms Botanicals we’ve stocked in either Sweet Citrus or Evergreen scent. Medicine Farms infuses each high-quality blend with pure essential oils and distillate extracted cannabis for a soothing dose of 150mg of THC per bottle. A few drops massaged into the neck or other areas of tension will relax and offer a gentle warming sensation to soothe and unwind tired muscles.

Know Your Cannabis Workshop | September 27

Do you know when to use a topical vs. tincture? Or how to choose strains and determine the right dosage? Join us at our next Know Your Cannabis workshop to get answers to questions like these and learn about the many different consumption methods available, from edibles to sprays.

You can register for the Sept. 27 workshop (10–11 a.m.) at the Hollywood Senior Center with Sally Alworth of Luminous Botanicals, facilitated by Green Box co-founder Adrian Brown.

Space is limited, so register today by calling the senior center at 503-288-8303!

Know Your Cannabis September | Green Box