Golden Apple Cannabis Co. is a boutique medical marijuana collective based on California’s Central Coast. Using the latest industry and horticultural research along with the best technologies, we produce premium medical cannabis products to excite even the most well versed connoisseur.
We are unlike most current dispensaries in that we are vertically integrated – all of our products are produced in house and we control the entire supply chain from seed to sale. We do not sell flowers or products from other growers. This means we can tell you exactly how the cannabis was grown and how each product was made, along with providing trusted third-party lab results for verification of a top quality and safe product.
All of our cannabis is grown at an indoor facility which consists of closed environment grow room systems. The gardens are completely controlled sterile environments with technologically advanced temperature and humidity controls, HEPA air purification, and supplemental CO2 injection. This keeps our flowers free of harmful molds, pathogens, pests, and dust to meet the high standards of truly medicinal, pharmaceutical grade, marijuana. Our flowers are hand trimmed and carefully dried in a controlled environment. Then they are slowly cured before being meticulously packaged with nitrogen to protect against moisture, oxidization, and light.
We perform lab testing at multiple stages of production from container media samples, the source water before and after reverse osmosis filtration, nutrient samples of our custom in-house nutrient line, plant tissue during the growth cycle, and final flower testing after harvest.
We have also proudly partnered with SC Labs to test our harvested flowers for cannabinoid and terpene profiles, pesticide levels, and microbial levels to ensure that we have the highest level of quality products to offer to our members.
With exceptional attention to detail we pour over every facet of our process from strain selection, environmental growing conditions, nutrient and water lab testing, growing methodologies, drying and curing techniques, to packaging. We offer prize genetics based on flavors, aromas, and cannabinoid profiles which bring out unique and specific characteristics.
Golden Apple Cannabis Co from San Luis Obispo talking the new evolution of cannabis. From Tinctures to Terepens, THC to CBDs. Check out the new ways cannabis can treat you.
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Local Brewing Co. from San Francisco sent us some of their beers including “In the Family”, which is infused with cannabis-derived terpenes. Adam and Jeremy were joined by Shawn from Golden Apple Cannabis and to taste the brews and discuss cannabis-derived terpenes with Regan from Local Brewing Co. on the phone. You can stream the entire commercial-free show with the player below.
“In the Family” is made with fresh hops, and is infused with a mixture of cannabis-derived terpenes and sugar. The terpenes do not contain any cannabinoids, but can have an effect on your body the way essential oils do. With prohibition quickly ending here in California, we are starting to learn much more about cannabis and its practical uses across many industries.
Regan also sent over their american stout as well as a “hazy IPA” which was their collaboration with Anchor Brewing called “Anchored at Local”. Local Brewing Co. is changing the game by using cannabis-infused terpenes, and we will certainly see this trend continue when recreational cannabis becomes legal for adult use in California at the beginning of next year. Check out their full line up of beers over at www.localbrewingco.com.
Shawn from Golden Apple Cannabis explained that as legal cannabis is rolled out here in California, we will be seeing a much larger variety of products on the market. Legal restrictions on cannabis have held back research and experimentation with the plant, but with prohibition ending soon we are seeing new innovations every day with what you can do with the plant.
Many people first trying cannabis are worried of consuming too much THC because of some of the extremely potent products available today, but as the industry grows with legalization we will be seeing more products with much lower THC content. Tincture bottles of THC and CBD are becoming very popular as they allow patients to manage their dosages precisely. Shawn also showed us how he mixes rosin and terpenes in his vape cartridges for a tastier and healthier way to medicate.
Adam and Jeremy were joined by Sean Donahoe of the California Cannabis Industry Association and Shawn of Golden Apple Cannabis to talk about how our local government and the state are transitioning into legalization.
The SLO City Board of Supervisors recently had a straw poll in favor of banning physical medical and recreation dispensaries, as well as the manufacturing of edibles. Their justification for this decision is that we need to approach cannabis legalization slowly as to not do it wrong. However, nearly all local cannabis businesses and cultivators disagree with this decision.
California is already producing a majority of the nation’s cannabis, and delaying its availability on the Central Coast will only divert the economic success elsewhere. San Luis Obispo County offers growing conditions like no other place in the world with it’s wide variety of micro-climates, and limiting cultivation in the area would be major waste of potential. The more our city government delays easy access to any locally grown cannabis, the more residents will travel outside the county to shop at dispensaries.
The golden apple is an element that appears in various ethnic folk legends and fairy tales. Golden apples are generally depicted as a source of immortality, or an object of insatiable desire. One of our favorites is a story of Greek mythology and the Judgement of Paris (or as we call it the Original Snub).
On Olympus, home of the gods, Zeus planned a wedding banquet for Peleus and Thetis. However, Eris the Goddess of Discord was not invited, for it was believed she would have made the party unpleasant for everyone. Angered by this snub, Eris arrived at the celebration anyhow with a golden apple from the Garden of Hesperides and inscribed on it the word Kallisti, meaning “for the fairest”.
Naturally, every goddess rushed forward to claim the prize. Soon they were arguing and fighting over the golden apple, but by the end of this chaotic battle, only three goddesses remained: Hera, Athena and Aphrodite. They asked Zeus to judge which of them was fairest.
He decided to delegate that question to someone else, because he knew that whichever Goddess was chosen, the other two were going to inflict some serious revenge. He declared that Paris, a Trojan mortal, would judge since had shown exemplary fairness in another recent contest.
The goddesses then stood before Paris and began to offer bribes.
Hera said. “Select me and you will be among the most powerful men on earth.”
Athena strode forward next. “I shall make you the finest warrior who ever lived.”
Last to step forward was Aphrodite. “Paris,” she said, “I offer you Helen of Sparta, the most beautiful mortal woman in the world.”
Paris accepted Aphrodite’s gift and awarded the golden apple to her. In doing this, he had not only angered Athena the Goddess of War and Wisdom, and Hera the Queen of the Gods, but also the Greeks since Helen was already married to the Greek king Menelaus. He had no idea what he’d gotten himself into. Paris did indeed steal Helen away – but not without cost to both himself and his beloved city. The Greeks’ expedition to retrieve Helen from Paris in Troy is the mythological basis of the Trojan War and the fall of Troy.
Golden Apples… insatiable enough to spark envy, jealousy, and desire, even amongst the Gods.