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Girl Scout Cookies Strain Patient Review | Humboldt Relief

The crew at Humboldt Relief Pre-ICO collective wants to give a special shout out to loyal patient member Randy Sherry for sharing his experience with our Girl Scout Cookies strain. Here’s Randy’s patient testimonial:

Girl Scout Cookies Los Angeles Dispensary Strain Review

Epic Hybrid Medical Marijuana

That’s right, our GSCs made Randy’s face numb. Our work here is done.

My GSCs Story

Randy posted his comments on our Facebook page—thanks for the love bro! I took Randy’s recommendation and tried this potent hybrid last night. It smokes really smooth with a strong, sweet aftertaste. I believe that’s the Cherry Pie part of its genetic makeup.

Anyway, the cookies hit me pretty hard. I felt a definite Sativa kick, and my eyes opened to the beauty around me. I couldn’t pass the sunset below without capturing the scene. When I reviewed the first shot, I noticed the blurry lights from passing cars at the bottom of the image. The Cookies inspired me to try chase their headlights instead of the backdrop with long exposure photography, an exercise in patience I highly recommend. All told, I walked away with several decent pictures. Here’s my favorite photo taken on the bridge at Reseda park…

City lights, oh so bright.

I pass this spot at least twice a week. Under normal circumstances, I wouldn’t describe the view over the LA River as anything special. My fellow SFV natives likely agree that the wash is pretty nasty. The colors in this sunset drew me in, but the cars presented a real challenge. The image above shows a trail of light from a car that already left the frame. I didn’t crop out the vehicle; the movement occurred by chance. I hope the rest of our patients give this strain a try and get inspired like I did.

Do you have a Girl Scout Cookies review to share with the community? Tell us in the comments below!

Humboldt Relief Dispensary Closed Today 8/10/13

IMPORTANT COLLECTIVE ANNOUNCEMENT!

HR Will Be Closed, Saturday, 8/10/13, in Honor of a One Time Only Family Event.

We Will Resume Regular Dispensary Hours on Monday, 08/12/13.

We apologize for any inconvenience. We are a family operated shop, and today the staff attended an event that comes along once in a lifetime. Please join us in wishing the happy couple many years of health, laughter, and love!

Congrats to the Happy Couple!

Purple Haze Marijuana | Dispensary Near Woodland Hills | Humboldt Relief

IMPORTANT COLLECTIVE ANNOUNCEMENT!

Humboldt Relief Will be Closed Saturday August 10th, 2013! We Apologize for Any Inconvenience; Please Arrange Your Visit Accordingly. This is a One Time Only Family Event.

Purple Haze Strain Pictures Los Angeles

Marijuana Menu Donation Prices $45 per Top Shelf 1/8th for Full Members, $50 per 1/8th for Temporary Patients

All in Your Brain

Best Sativa Dominant Hybrid

Summer Purple Marijuana

Trippy Head High


What is the Purple Haze Marijuana Strain?

Purple Haze is a top shelf Sativa dominant hybrid. The genetics are supposedly Thai Haze x Dutch Skunk. Most of the time, Purple marijuana strains exhibit pure Indica characteristics, which means they’re mellow and provide pain relief. The Purple Haze is different because cannabis from the Haze family tends to feel racier and concentrated in the head. Purple Haze is best smoked during the day time; patients who are sensitive to Sativas should careful as Haze strains are known to cause paranoia due to their trippy effects.

Why Can’t I Find A Lot of Purple Weed in Los Angeles?

For whatever reason, purple marijuana strains are more popular in Northern California than in Southern California. Los Angeles patients prefer OG Kush strains, so many collectives cater to their choice of medications. The purple shortage is more evidence during the summer than in the winter. We don’t see many summer purps, and their color usually isn’t the deep, rich shade of winter or spring batches of Olive Oyl.

Is Humboldt Relief Pre-ICO Dispensary Near Woodland Hills, CA?

HR is one of the few remaining pre-ICO cannabis collectives in the San Fernando Valley. We are located in Reseda, which is roughly 7 miles away from nearby Woodland Hills. We welcome patients from all over the Los Angeles area; as long as you have a current recommendation and ID, you are invited to join our dispensary. If you are coming from Woodland Hills, you just need to travel southbound on the 101 freeway and get off at the Reseda Blvd. exit. Make a right at the exit and take Reseda Blvd. up to Kittridge street, which is between Victory and Vanowen near Reseda park. We look forward to meeting you! One Love!

Puff Puff Pass Wednesday

Best Valley Dispensary Deal | LA Prop D News | Humboldt Relief

Best Valley Pre-ICO Dispensary Deal

1 Free Top Shelf Pre Roll Joint with Eighth Donation

Full Members Only! Half Ounce Limit on Free Joint Special

IMPORTANT NOTICE! HUMBOLDT RELIEF WILL BE CLOSED SATURDAY, AUGUST 10th, 2013 DUE TO A FAMILY EVENT.

Puff Puff Pass Wednesday

Free Medical Marijuana Joints All Day!

What are your California Dispensary Menu Prices?

Our pre-ICO Collective offers medical marijuana strains to suit every patient’s budget. Our top shelf caps at $45 per 1/8th for full members or $50 per 1/8th for temporary patients on the free 6 month trial program. Middle shelf donation prices range from $40 per eighth to $30 per eighth depending on the quality. We also offer value options, such as shake for $20 per 1/8th while supplies last. Hubbies edibles prices are $10 per bar and our house edibles are $5 per package.

What is the Latest News on Proposition D and Pre-ICO Dispensaries in Los Angeles?

According to the latest update from the Daily News, Measure D is facing legal challenges from several cannabis collectives. We do not know what took place during the City Council meeting mentioned in the Daily News article, but we will keep you informed as details come to light. We are thankful to be included in the list of eligible dispensaries under Prop D, and look forward to working with the city. One Love!

How to Take HD Marijuana Pictures | Humboldt Relief

After 3 years of honing my skills as a nug pornographer, I thought it was time to share some tricks of the trade. When I started out in July of 2010, I didn’t even own a camera. HR needed help, so I got a Canon Powershot SD980 IS and started snapping. The pictures sucked ass for several months, and I would take anywhere from 75- 100 nug shots of each strain to get 4 satisfactory photos. In January of 2011 I invested in a Promaster portable tabletop Studio, a recommendation from the salesman at Hooper Camera in Chatsworth; this fairly inexpensive piece of equipment improved my results substantially. I still use this lightbox, although I plan to move on as soon as I have the extra cash.

The macro setting on a point & shoot camera isn’t really meant for heavy duty use, and it crapped out on me about a year after the purchase date. At that point I felt ready to upgrade my setup, and the boss, Big A, agreed to split the cost of a Canon Rebel t3i with me. For those who aren’t familiar, this Canon series is the perfect intro to DSLR. The capabilities are definitely not pro level, but I highly recommend this machine for amateurs looking to get their feet wet. It took a few weeks to get used to the system, and I didn’t dare touch Manual mode until I sat down with fashion photographer Tal Karasso who kindly showed me the ropes.Now I get good shots most every time, and I’ll show you how to take nug shots like a pro.

Cannabis Photography Tips

The setup:

  • Promaster tabletop studio
  • tabletop tripod
  • Canon Rebel t3i w/ 18-55mm lens
  • 2 perimeter lights w/ 150 watt daylight bulbs (lights are positioned facing the bud at a 45 degree angle.
  • 1 ghetto desk lamp w/ 100 watt daylight bulb (positioned on the left hand side of the shooting tent, facing a white t-shirt that serves as a reflective surface)
  • 1 glass curing jar w/ mirror on top
  • Postproduction editing Photoshop CS5

The Secret to Shiny Nug Shots

A lot of people assume that there’s a trick to getting the trichomes to pop in a picture or that the shine comes from artificial touch ups. In fact I do very little editing after the fact. The bud looks beautiful because I’m lucky enough to be exposed to the finest quality bud in Los Angeles. Sure makes my job easy! But you won’t get the kind of image clarity I do without shooting in manual mode. I shot in Aperture priority for a long time, which gave the buds a soft, glowing appearance.This method works and it’s faster in the sense that you don’t need to make many adjustments between shots.That said, you need to manipulate the shutter speed to get that sparkle. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, here’s a nice photography cheat sheet for ya:

I’ve heard about plenty of other weed porn shooting methods ranging from microscopes to scanners, but this is how I handle the HR menu pictures. If you have any tips to share or questions about cannabis photography, by all means, leave a comment below! I’m especially interested in macro lens recommendations in the hopes that someday I’ll be able to afford real pro tools. Donations are welcome!

Dispensary Member Discount | Pre ICO Collective Info | Humboldt Relief

Medical Cannabis Collective Discount San Fernando Valley

Friday 1/4 Ounce Top Shelf Special: Donation Price $80 for full HR members; 1/2 OZ Donation Price $160; $5 Off Middle Shelf

Pre-ICO Marijuana Dispensary Menu Pictures

Skywalker OG Kush Strain Picture:

Premium Quality Hybrid

Yoda OG Kush Strain Picture:

Wise OG


Does Your Dispensary Carry Edibles?

Yes! Many patients have heard of hubby’s edibles and wonder where can you buy hubby bars in the San Fernando Valley. We carry the full line of hubby’s chocolate bars; the donation price on genuine hubbies is $10 per bar. Note: the label on our hubby bars says that they are made with hubby oil. If you see medicated chocolate at a local dispensary in a foil wrapper, make sure the ingredients say hubby oil, not hash oil.There are still fake hubbys circulating around the greater Los Angeles area.

Is Your Pre-ICO Dispensary Near Northridge?

Humboldt Relief is located in the San Fernando Valley by Northridge, CA. We are in the city of Reseda on Reseda Blvd/Kittridge St., which is only about 4 miles from Northridge.

What is the Best Sativa Strain for Pain?

Sativa marijuana strains may help some patients with pain management, but cannabis Indica is usually the preferred type of bud for physical ailments. One exception to this rule is the Harlequin strain, which is a Sativa that is very high in CBDs. In general, patients seeking pain relief should go for marijuana strains that are low in THC and high in CBD, such as purple varieties. Right now our top shelf Platinum Bubba would be the best choice for patients in pain.

Pre ICO Dispensary Deal | Free Pre Rolls | Humboldt Relief

Pre ICO Marijuana Dispensary Weekly Discount

HR Patient Member Appreciation

Donate for a Top Shelf 1/8th, Get a Free Top Shelf Pre Roll Joint!

Half Ounce Limit on Free Joint Promotion

Full Collective Members Only! Must Show Cannabis Rec and ID

Click Here for Our Full Marijuana Menu

Patient Appreciation Deal

Free Marijuana Joints at Humboldt Relief

Free Pre Roll Joints | Pre ICO Collective Los Angeles | Humboldt Relief

Pre ICO Marijuana Dispensary Los Angeles Members’ Weekly Special

Free Joint Wednesday Patient Member Appreciation

Get 1 Free Pre Rolled Joint with Eighth Donation

Half Ounce Limit on Free Joints

Full Members Only – All Patients Must Show Rec and ID at Every Visit

Click Here for Medical Marijuana Dispensary Menu

Free Marijuana Joints at Humboldt Relief

Humboldt Relief Abides.


How Much are Your Dispensary Menu Prices?

Our collective caps at $45 per 1/8th for HR members and $50 per 1/8th for temporary patients on the free 6 month trial membership. Our members receive automatic discounts on top shelf quarter ounces, half ounces, and full ounces as well. Please click on the menu link above to see the donation price breakdown for Humboldt Relief members.

Is Humboldt Relief Collective Legal Under PreICO Laws?

Yes! Our Reseda shop opened in 2006, long before the moratorium went into effect. We’ve kept up to date on all of our paperwork with the city of Los Angeles, and we are in compliance with Measure D so far. This means our patients can relax because we’re here to stay.

Are Your Hubby Bars Made with Hubby Oil or Hash Oil?

There are a lot of fake hubby bars floating around the San Fernando Valley and surrounding areas. We have a long standing relationship with the creators of the real hubby bars, and we know for a fact that we have the original medicated chocolate bars patients crave. If you read the labels on our hubby’s chocolate bars, they say “Hubby Oil”, not “Hash Oil”. If you see a medicated candy bar with the hubby name that does not say “Hubby Oil” on the label, beware!

Free Marijuana Joints | FAQs About PreICO Dispensaries | Humboldt Relief

Pre ICO Marijuana Dispensary Members’ Special

Free Jay Wednesday

Get a Free Top Shelf Pre Rolled Marijuana Joint With 1/8th Donation!

Full Members Only! Half Ounce Donation Limit on Free Joints


FAQs About Los Angeles Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

What is Pre-ICO?

Humboldt Relief is one of the few remaining Pre-ICO shops in Reseda. PreICO means that we registered with the city of LA before the 2007 moratorium on cannabis collectives. We’ve been serving San Fernando Valley 215 patients since 2006, so we are permitted to operate under Measure D.

Is there a list of Pre-ICOs staying open in 2013?

There are a few lists of preICO dispensaries floating around. To the best of our knowledge, the city attorney’s office has not released an official list of collectives permitted after Prop D passed earlier in 2013. Rumor has it that there are only 135 shops who will be eligible to comply with the new dispensary regulations, and some of these stores are no longer in business. There is some speculation that approximately 70-80 of the original pre moratorium stores are left.

How much is your marijuana menu donation price?

Humboldt Relief caps at $45 per 1/8th for our full members and $50 per 1/8th for temporary patients on the 6 month trial.Our full collective members get specials and discounts, such as free joints on Wednesdays, and discount quarter ounces on Fridays.

Quarter Ounce Pre ICO Dispensary Discount Price | Humboldt Relief

Pre ICO Marijuana Dispensary Discount

Friday Quarter Ounce Special

$80 Top Shelf 1/4 Oz Donation – $160 1/2 Oz Donation

Full Collective Members Only – Half Ounce Limit at Discount Donation Price


Popeye OG Kush Dispensary Menu Picture

Bulky Weed Nugs

What is the Popeye OG Kush Strain?

Popeye OG Kush is one of our top shelf house marijuana strains. Popeye is an Indica dominant hybrid strain, and this particular batch contains extra bulky, dense nugs. Popeye and the rest of the top shelf menu goes for $45 per 1/8th for members or $50 per 1/8th for temporary patients, unless you take advantage of today’s sale price. Then the price drops down to just $40 per 1/8th when you donate for a quarter ounce. You may pick any combination of medications for the special, so feel free to mix & match. One Love!