Oakland-based Chemistry and the 420 Waldos once again invite you on a most righteous journey back in time on 4/20 with this years 1971: A Vintage Cannabis Experience special release full-spectrum vape cartridge.
Not familiar with the Waldos? Theyre the group of wisecracking Northern California teenagers who originally coined the term 420 Louis? (eventually dropping the Louis) back in the early 70s. And while a handful of 420 origin stories exist, the Waldos version has been verified by several credible news organizations over the years.
Heres the abbreviated version: In 1971 the Waldos gathered everyday at 4:20 p.m. to hatch a plan. And there at the foot of the Louis Pasteur statue on the campus of San Rafael High School in Marin County, they embarked on a legendary mission to harvest a secret garden of coastal grown grass and forever left their mark on Spaceship Earth.
The Waldos never found that mythical patch of weed, but dont trip because this year the Chemistry team jumped in their time machine to bring back a legendary cannabis strain: Panama Red.
Back in 1971, the Waldos were discovering stronger types of weed and one of them was Panama Red, said Waldo Dave Reddix. Now almost 50 years later were revisiting the good times we had with this fantastic strain back in the day.
Mention Panama Red in front of any baby boomer who enjoyed an occasional youthful toke and their ears will perk up and a story (or two) will follow, said Trevar Mazza, one of Chemistrys founders and its Chief Marketing Officer. We were so stoked to find this particular strainit’s a true old school classic.
Chemistry manufactures hand-selected, small batches of unique cannabis strains from some of Northern Californias best cultivation teams into a variety of different full-spectrum cannabis products, including vape cartridges. The company strives to stay true to the plant, taking only what it gives during the proprietary manufacturing process. In other words, Chemistry thoughtfully captures all the biomolecular goodness responsible for lighting up your brain in interesting waysand gently refines out all the other stuff.
What’s really interesting about this batch is its cannabinoid profile, said Paul Roethle, Chemistrys other founder and its Chief Executive Officer. We were expecting to see elevated levels of CBD if the genetics were a true Panama Red lineage, but were amazed to see the profile come back with a nearly one to one ratio of CBD to THC.
Most cannabis back in the ˜70s had much higher levels of CBD because that particular moleculesame one that’s all the rage nowhadnt been removed via selective breeding techniques to achieve the crazy high THC-dominant cannabis seen in todays market. The seeds used to grow Chemistrys Panama Red were brought back by a Peace Corps volunteer in the early ˜70s after a mission to the strains namesake. And this particular phenotype was selected because of its balanced cannabinoid profile.
I really love the story this release animates, said Mazza. Its a stellar education on the history and evolution of this wonderful plant.
It gets you pretty high too, added Waldo Dave. Panama Red might not be the strongest vape on the market, but dont underestimate its euphoric effectsit may just rob your head.
Dont miss your chance to meet the founding fathers of 420 on weeds high holiday! Join Chemistry and the Waldos on their safari around the Bay Area on April 20th. Schedule below.
Hi-Fidelity 1:30 – 2:15pm
2465 Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA
Apothecarium Castro 3pm – 3:45pm
2029 Market Street San Francisco, CA
Vapor Room 4pm – 4:45pm
79 9th Street San Francisco, CA
1971: A Vintage Cannabis Experience can be found at the following licensed California retailers:
Solful (Sebastopol) Apothecarium Castro (San Francisco) Apothecarium Marina (San Francisco) Apothecarium SOMA (San Francisco) MaryGold Delivery (East Bay) SCVA (Santa Cruz) F Street Dispensary (Davis) Dixon Wellness Center (Dixon) Sespe Creek (Ojai) Buds & Roses (Los Angeles) Exhale Med Center (Los Angeles) Herbarium (Los Angeles) Buds & Roses (Los Angeles) Erba (Los Angeles) 99 High Tide (Malibu)