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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 OG Kush Strain Poster Printing Review

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.

Large Format Poster Printed by PrintFirm

Natural Honey Bud grown by Humboldt Relief in Reseda.


Humboldt Relief Logo on Woofy OG Poster

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!

Home Grown Bakery Edibles on The Huffington Post

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.

Wax T Vape Pen Review Humboldt Relief Collective

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

Wax T Vape Pen Review Humboldt Relief Collective

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!

Bill Maher Marijuana Quote

Free Pre Rolled Joints | Bill Maher Marijuana Quote | Humboldt Relief

Pre-ICO Dispensary San Fernando Valley Special

1 Free Top Shelf Pre Rolled Marijuana Joint with Eighth Donation Up to a Half Ounce

Full Humboldt Relief Collective Members Only!

Bill Maher Marijuana Quote for Free Jay Wednesday

Bill Maher Marijuana Quote

Words of Wisdom from cannabis activist Bill Maher.

While we may not agree with all of his political views, we think medical marijuana patients everywhere can appreciate this quote by comedian and cannabis activist Bill Maher. We saw this quote a while ago on his Twitter account. Follow Bill for more gems like this awesome quote. One Love!

Cheap Quarter Ounces | PreICO Dispensary Image Policy | Humboldt Relief

Pre-ICO Dispensary Quarter Ounce Deal

Cheapest Quality Top Shelf Bud in Los Angeles

Humboldt Relief Full Members Pay $80 per 1/4 Ounce Price or $160 per 1/2 Ounce

$5 Off Middle Shelf Donations

Temporary Patients Pay Regular Donation Price

Marijuana Strain Photo Sharing Policy

All marijuana menu pictures on this website are the sole property of Humboldt Relief Collective. We take great pride in bringing you high definition photos of our actual buds, and we work hard to design other fun images at times. We are flattered when other websites want to use our strain pictures, but we ask that you obtain our permission first. At the very least, you must give us credit on your website in the form of a link. Otherwise, we will hold you accountable to stealing our intellectual property. We don’t want to pursue legal avenues over cannabis photography. We are all fighting for legalization, and we are very willing to work with other webmasters. If you have questions about our policy or want to discuss using our content, please use the contact form to your right. One Love!

Willie Nelson Marijuana Drugs Quote

Free Cannabis Joint | Funny Willie Nelson Weed Quote | Humboldt Relief

Los Angeles Pre-ICO Marijuana Dispensary Deal

Free Pre Rolled Cannabis Joint with Eighth Donation

Filled with Top Shelf Bud, Patients’ Choice of Several Strains

Full HR Collective Members Only – Half Ounce Maximum on Free Joint Promotion

Hump Day Wisdom with Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson Marijuana Drugs Quote

Trip out, man.

As you puff, puff, pass, think about this grave injustice. What’s your favorite Willie Nelson quote? Do you know any other funny quotes about marijuana? Tell us in the comments below; we just might turn the quote into a typographic image like the one above!

Dr. Sanjay on CNN Weed Documentary and Eric Holder’s Announcement

The fight against prohibition rages on, but we have a few pieces of good news to share with the MMJ patient community in Los Angeles. In case you missed the exclusive CNN Documentary last night called Weed, here is a link to Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s article about marijuana on the CNN website. You can watch the full documentary commercial free in this YouTube video:

Dr. Sanjay used to be against marijuana, and stated firmly that marijuana had no medical value before. He was nominated for Surgeon General by the Obama administration in 2009, which is when his views on cannabis became a point of public discussion. Since then, he’s had a change of heart, and now believes that marijuana may even cure cancer. Our collective salutes Dr. Gupta’s enlightened view, and his courage in openly recanting his previous statements.

Dr. Sanjay’s CNN documentary serves as an interesting primer to Attorney General Eric Holder’s highly anticipated announcement on criminal justice reform. The details of Holder’s plan remain unclear at this point, but he is expected to make changes on mandatory minimum sentencing in federal drug cases, especially those that involve non-violent offenders. You can read more about this on the Guardian UK. We will update this story as soon as we have more information. In the meantime, we’d love to hear your thoughts on both of these important events in medical cannabis. Share your thoughts in the comments below!