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About Katherine

Humboldt Relief Photographer/Webmaster since 7/2010. Katherine is a professional copywriter responsible for all of the content, including photography, graphics, and text, on this website unless otherwise specified. She earned her B.A. in Political Science from California State University, Northridge. Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter and Google+

Collective Status Update September 9th 2013 | Humboldt Relief

Dear Patients,

We met with our legal team today, and we are facing a tough battle. There is still hope for the collective, but not at our current location. As of today, this website and our social media will be the only line of communication with our staff. I will post another update here as soon as I can. Know that our legal team is working on the matter, and that we love you guys. Thank you for your continued support.



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Collective Temporarily Closed | Humboldt Relief

Dear Patients,

HR will be temporarily closed until further notice. Everyone is safe, and we will return to serve the community as soon as possible. We appreciate your support; we’ll do our best to keep you informed. We hope to have more information on Monday of next week (September 9th). In the meantime, we wish you all good health—please stay with us in spirit. Much love from the HR crew!



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Woody OG Honey Bud Poster Design Mock up

Woody OG Kush Honey Bud Strain Poster | Humboldt Relief

Back in June, the HR crew grew a batch of top shelf Woody OG unlike any other. While trimming the beautiful buds the crew noticed an extremely sticky golden sap-like substance on some of the nugs. I snapped photos, and then sampled this natural honey bud. The resin tasted similar to concentrated cannabis, and crackled/popped just like oil when I put the flame to my bowl. I posted the pictures online, and many patients as well as out of state HR fans were equally impressed by the mysteriously dank matter. Your enthusiasm inspired me to design my first poster print using our original marijuana menu pictures.

I got 2 large format posters printed at PrintFirm in Canoga Park, where I work when I’m not volunteering for Humboldt Relief. The company is about as MMJ friendly as you can get in the professional word, and I feel pretty lucky to work for people who support my creative passions. I intended to donate 1 poster to the collective to display in our medication show room and keep the extra copy for myself. One of the prints will be framed and hung up at HR in Reseda, but the grower wanted the second one for his house. Looks like I’ll just have to order another copy of the poster!

Woody OG Kush Tribute Poster Design Mock Up

I’d never made my own poster before because I didn’t think I had any poster worthy pictures. The crew’s very proud to have cultivated the Woody OG dripping with THC, so I saw fit to create a tribute to this exotic medical marijuana grown right here in the San Fernando Valley. We have various posters hanging on the walls in the lobby, and I wanted new patients in particular to be able to see our handiwork. Here’s what my poster design mockup looked like for comparison purposes:

Woody OG Honey Bud Poster Design Mock up

Woody OG in CMYK

I used 3 original high resolution photos from my nug shots along with 2 stock images from Deposit photos. I made sure I picked pictures suitable for commercial printing i.e. hi res at 300 dpi. At first I downloaded the 11” x 17” free poster template from the PrintFirm website. I made the mock up with this Photoshop template, which is already formatted in CMYK color code (as opposed to RGB format for the web) and shows all the important stuff, such as the bleed area and trim lines. I highly recommend using the templates during the design process because they make your life much easier. I showed the crew the finished artwork for approval, and the grower said he dug the design but wanted the poster to be HUGE!

This changed my plans a bit because I was going to get short run posters, which are not available in larger sizes. I measured a big poster I have in my living room, and decided to go with the 24” x 36” large format posters instead. I adapted the design to fit this size, but in order to alter the pictures correctly, I had to perform the dreaded up scale. Anybody familiar with graphic design knows the golden rule for pixel based images: scale down, never up! Unfortunately, there’s no way to increase the size of your pictures without messing them up unless they’re vector based. I noticed a degree of distortion from the stretching when I viewed the image at 100% in Photoshop, but it was nothing I couldn’t live with, so I uploaded the file for the presses.

Printing Service Review

Behold the Official HR Woody OG Strain Poster:

Woody Strain Large Format Poster Print

I’m a perfectionist, so the distortion will always be in the back of my mind. I also think the color came out with too much of a bright green tint; that’s my bad for oversaturating the images. I read somewhere that it’s a good idea to bump up your image saturation to 15 or 20 to compensate for the duller colors in CMYK (4 Color Process) printing. This technique certainly makes the graphic pop from the higher contrast, an element that’s essential to good print design. In the future I will increase the saturation, just not quite that much.

Aside from the saturation issues, the colors are accurate and match what I envisioned. That’s key as far as I’m concerned because I’m totally bummed when the finished product doesn’t look the way I pictured it in my mind. The pictures below show my favorite part of the design, the HR logo on the honey stick.

Natural Honey Bud grown by Humboldt Relief in Reseda.


Humboldt Relief logo in print


The material quality is outstanding, super thick and smooth to the touch with the high gloss poster paper. I didn’t get the optional lamination, and the paper still seems as though it’s covered with a protective coating. I was afraid the posters might get bent from transporting them to the shop in my backpack, but they didn’t get messed up at all.

More Marijuana Strain Poster Designs Coming Soon!

I’m so happy with the results of this print design project that I want to make posters for other strains we grow in house. Jane Doe comes to mind along with Diablo OG, Girl Scout Cookies, Queen Jane, Larry OG, and Popeye OG. I might even get permission from our outside cultivation partners to make prints for other popular strains; I’ve got my heart set on a cute couple nug portrait of Popeye with his ultra-purple girl Olive Oyl. We’ll see what the fall harvest brings. If you want to see your favorite HR strain as a poster, let me know in the comments below! As always, I welcome constructive criticism, so feel free to leave design feedback as well. One Love!

Happy Labor Day 2013 from Humboldt Relief Dispensary

Labor Day 2013 Holiday Hours | Humboldt Relief

Pre ICO Dispensary Hours Labor Day 2013

HR Will Be Closed on Monday, Sept. 2nd, 2013 in Observance of Labor Day.

We Will Resume Our Regular Hours with Lots of Dank New Strains on the Menu Tomorrow, Sept. 3rd.

The Crew Wishes Everyone a Dank Holiday Filled with Good Food, Family, Friends, and Meds!

Happy Labor Day 2013 from Humboldt Relief Dispensary

Enjoy the Fruits of Your Labor this Holiday!

Humboldt Relief Makes the Huffington Post!

Heads up HR Patients! Your favorite Pre-ICO Dispensary is pleased to announce that one of our photos was included in an article on the Huffington Post! This major online newspaper chose to include a picture we posted of our Home Grown Bakery Cinnamon Blueberry Muffins. Our photo is featured as #13 on this photo gallery set of the most creative edible cannabis products:

Home Grown Bakery Edibles on The Huffington Post

Home Grown Bakery Edibles at Humboldt Relief on the Huffington Post

The Fake Hubby Bar Problem

We thank the Huffington Post editorial staff for putting our picture in this awesome article. There’s only one problem with their content—-they accidentally linked to the fake Hubby Bar website! This is an easy mistake to make since their editors probably aren’t familiar with the counterfeit Hubbies situation we’ve posted about before. I wrote a comment setting the record straight, and I’d really appreciate it if our loyal patients who use Hubby Bars would back me up on this! One Love!

SFV OG Kush Pre ICO Dispensary Menu Los Angeles

SFV OG Kush | Pre ICO Collective Discount | Humboldt Relief

Pre ICO Collective Hours Labor Day 2013

Open Saturday, August 31st from 12pm to 4pm

Closed Monday, September 2nd

Please Arrange Your Holiday Visit Accordingly!

Friday Dispensary Discount Marijuana Deal

Top Shelf 1/4 Ounce Prices $80 – Top Shelf 1/2 Ounce Prices $160 – $5 Off Middle Shelf Marijuana

Half Ounce Limit at Sale Price – Full HR Members Only!

SFV OG Kush Middle Shelf Marijuana Menu Pictures

Every Day Low Price $40 per 1/8th for Members, $45 per 1/8th for Temporary Patients

SFV OG Kush Pre ICO Dispensary Menu Los Angeles

Real SFV Kush

San Fernando Valley OG Kush Strain

Original California Kush

SFV OG Kush Reseda Cannabis Collective

Middle Shelf Dank

SFV OG Medical Marijuana Menu Los Angeles

Covered with orange hairs.

Is SFV OG Kush an Indica or a Sativa?

The famous San Fernando Valley OG Kush is a hybrid cannabis strain. Most patients feel it exhibits a stronger Sativa side, so we label it as Sativa dominant. This dense nugs are covered in thick orange hairs, and this is a very smooth smoke. You won’t find a better cheap marijuana strain in the SFV. For a more pure top shelf Sativa, donate for our ever popular Grapefruit strain.

What is the Best Marijuana Strain for Pain and Sleep on Your Collective Menu?

Right now we have 2 different batches of Pre-98 Bubba Kush, which is more or less a pure Indica. The top shelf Bubba is going to be a bit stronger, so patients in need of immediate relief should stick to the highest quality buds we carry. The middle shelf pre-98 is the same donation price as the SFV OG Kush, which means it’s still good quality for a lower price.

Morning Wood Marijuana Strain Humboldt Relief

Morning Wood Pictures | SFV Collective | Humboldt Relief

Pre ICO Collective SFV Menu Updates and Announcements

Restocked on Original Hubbys Chocolate Bars in All 9 Deliciously Medicated Flavors

New Top Shelf Indica Marijuana Strain – Pre-98 Bubba Kush

Free Marijuana Joint Wednesday

Full Humboldt Relief Members Get 1 Free Pre Rolled Joint with 1/8th Donation Up to a Half Ounce

Morning Wood Marijuana Strain Menu Pictures

Morning Wood Marijuana Strain Humboldt Relief

Best Sativa Dominant Hybrid

Morning Wood Marijuana Nug Dispensary Menu

Beautiful Dense Nugs

Morning Wood Reseda Cannabis Menu

Dankest OG Kush in the SFV

Score a Free Jay with Your Medication

Is Morning Wood the Best Sativa Dominant Hybrid on Your Dispensary Menu?

The Morning Wood is an excellent Sativa dominant hybrid OG Kush strain. The Wood is mellow enough for people who are normally sensitive to Sativas. For a more pure Sativa strain, we recommend the top shelf Grapefruit. If you are looking for a more budget friendly option, the SFV OG Kush is currently on special for $40 per 1/8th for our full members or $45 per 1/8th for temporary patients. The SFV is the real San Fernando Valley OG, and it’s covered in bright orange hairs. Do not let the lower donation price fool you—this SFV is very potent.

Will Humboldt Relief be Open on Labor Day?

No, HR will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 2nd. Our volunteers need time to rest just like our patients do. Please note that we will also close early on Saturday, August 31st. This coming Saturday, our hours will be from 12pm to 4pm. Please arrange your visit accordingly.

Follow HR On Twitter!

Tonight we will be live tweeting from the Black Sabbath concert in Irvine, CA. There will be lots of other patients at the show, and we are really excited about seeing the metal gods play together. If you’re going to the concert, too, be sure to tweet our account. Don’t miss the action during the Sabbath show—-follow Humboldt Relief! One Love!

Wax T Vape Pen | Pre ICO Dispensary | Humboldt Relief

Pre ICO Dispensary Smoking Accessories

New Medical Marijuana Vape Pen

Wax T Vape for Flowers, Concentrates, and Tobacco

$70 Donation for Unit; Vape Pack Does Not Include Medication

Wax T Vape Pen Review

Fully Tested for Your Safety

The crew at HR sampled this device on Saturday. We fell in love at first puff, and plan to start carrying these units this week! Here’s what we thought of the device overall:

Size: The Wax T Vaporizer unit is a bit longer than the typical e cig style vape due to the globe attachment. The glass ball easily fits into the unit and there are 3 interchangeable pieces, each for a different substance i.e. flowers, water hash, or tobacco.

Battery: The battery life was hard to judge because we used a sample pen for a few hours. The unit did get hot, but we let it rest and discovered that it didn’t need to be charged again. The package comes with a solar powered charger, which will come in very handy for patients on the go.

Effects: This is where we really noticed a difference between the Wax T and other popular pocket vapes. We appreciate the fact that you can use this for flowers and not just concentrated cannabis. But the glass bowl makes it easy to see how big of a dose you are getting, and the medication comes through in a very smooth way. We all plan on getting one of these for our personal use—big thumbs up from our crew. We are looking forward to getting patient feedback on these as soon as they’re in stock for patient donations. One Love!

Platinum Bubba Best Marijuana for Pain

Platinum Bubba | Legal Dispensary Menu | Humboldt Relief

Pre ICO Dispensary Menu Update and Announcements

New Vape Pen Coming Soon! Review with Pictures Coming Tomorrow

Please Note: We Are Currently Out of Stock on Hubby Bars

We Will Get More of Your Favorite Real Hubbies Chocolate Bars Tomorrow

Platinum Bubba Dispensary Menu Pictures

Supplies Limited – Please Call to Ensure Strain Availability!

Platinum Bubba Best Marijuana for Pain

Natural Pain Relief

Platinum Bubba Kush Pre ICO Dispensary Reseda

Top Shelf Marijuana for Sleep

Platinum Bubba Kush Weed Pictures

Extra Shiny Nugs

Platinum Bubba Legal California Kush Dispensary

Legal Medical Cannabis

Why is Platinum Bubba the Best Marijuana for Pain and Sleep?

As you can see from the pictures above, the Platinum Bubba Kush strain is a gorgeous top shelf bud. The extra frosty nugs on this pure Indica strain have purple streaks as well as glistening trichomes. Since the Platinum is a straight Indica, patients who use marijuana for pain or insomnia gravitate towards it. Naturally, the Platinum Bubba may make you drowsy; for day time pain relief, try mixing this cannabis with a Sativa dominant hybrid, such as our Morning Wood strain.

How Much are the Top Shelf Dispensary Menu Prices?

The Platinum Bubba, Jane Kush, Lucas OG, and the rest of our top shelf marijuana strains are available for the regular donation price of $45 per 1/8th for HR members or $50 per 1/8th for temporary patients on the free 6 month trial membership. For patients interested in donating for larger quantities, our top shelf ounce prices are $325 for members or $375 for temporary patients. We do guarantee our medication, and we will exchange anything we offer, no questions asked. Please note that we are not currently offering any free first time patient gifts. We are working on new specials, and will let you know as soon as the new deals are available. One Love!

Jane Kush Reseda Marijuana Dispensary

Jane Kush | Cheap Dispensary Menu | Humboldt Relief

Pre-ICO Marijuana Dispensary Los Angeles (San Fernando Valley) Friday Special

Top Shelf Menu Prices $80 per Quarter Ounce $160 per Half Ounce

$5 Off Middle Shelf Marijuana Strains

Full Members Only – 1/2 OZ Donation Limit at Sale Prices

New Jane Kush Top Shelf Menu Pictures

Jane Kush Reseda Marijuana Dispensary

Jane Kush Crystal Bud

Jane Doe Top Shelf OG Kush Menu

The Baddest OG in LA

Beautiful Top Shelf OG

Jane Doe Marijuana Strain Close Up Picture

Jane Kush Nug Close Up.

Is Jane Doe Kush the Best Marijuana Strain for Sleep?

Jane Doe OG Kush is a hybrid cannabis strain. Many patients find this famous OG hits like a 50/50 hybrid mix of Indica and Sativa. Some feel the Indica side is more pronounced, so they use Jane as a sleep aid. However, Jane is not the best menu item available for patients with pain or insomnia. Right now, the Pure Kush middle shelf marijuana would be a better fit for these conditions because it’s more of a pure Indica. The Pure Kush is available for the low donation price of $40 per 1/8th for members or $45 per temporary patients. It’s an excellent value and can be blended with Jane to get that nice OG taste.

How Much is the Hubby Bars Price?

Hubbys Chocolate Bars are another good choice for patients looking for the best marijuana for pain or sleep. Edible cannabis usually works well for these purposes, and the Hubbys edibles are the strongest on the market. They are made with hash oil known as Hubby Oil, which is the only way to tell authentic Hubbies from the fake imitations. We carry Hubbies on a regular basis in assorted flavors for $10 per bar.