Any strain you want – so long as it’s Blue Dream

Vancouver’s two marijuana stores have quite a bit of stock right now – especially if you like Blue Dream.

This week both Main Street Marijuana and New Vansterdam got shipments of Blue Dream from BMF Washington, which seems to be branding under the name Liberty Reach.

(Blue Dream, courtesy of Leafly.com)
(Blue Dream, courtesy of Leafly.com)

The product, which is pretty much it for now at both stores, is 17.46 percent THC and is selling for between $32 and $38 a gram (I think the $38 includes taxes, but call first to be sure).

Ramsey Hamide, a manager at Main Street Marijuana, had this to say on Facebook about the prices: “We are at $32.50 all in price out the door which includes a 25% exicse tax and 8.4% sales tax. We are being told by our tax professionals prices still need to go up. This is an issue that is going to need to be brought up with the state legislature to change the three tiers of 25% taxation at the producer, processor, and retailer level.”

Even at that new high price, though, the product is selling well. Both stores say they’ve had a lot of tourists come by from Portland International Airport and other spots to buy their stock.

I’ve heard through the grapevine that the quality of the product is good, even if the price isn’t ideal. If you’ve tried it, please let us know if you recommend it or not in the comments section.

Alex Redbud, who’s done some reviews for us, had this to say on Facebook about the Blue Dream: “Yes, and its good quality. I bought 1 gram, and it weighed out to 1.6g, almost double. Makes the $38 price point not too bad…Maybe I just got lucky though. Other growers 1gram bags usually range in weight from 0.85g, up to about 1.2g.. Also worth noting, The JuJu vape pens are using oil made from this strain and grower. The grower is Liberty Reach…. I like that the JuJu is strain specific oil, instead of ‘sativa’ or ‘Indica’ as the RIF (vape pen) was..”

Both stores, when I checked Tuesday, have vape pens and plenty of 1 gram, 2 gram and 3.5 gram Blue Dream bags, and New Vansterdam still has some edibles available.

Redbud said the edibles prices are (and I’m not sure if the store still has all of these):

Cookies and cream $105 (6 servings)
Granola $75 (2 servings)
420 party mix $55 (1 serving)
Peanut brittle $55 (1 serving)

(Cookies and Cream Bar -Alex Redbud)
(Cookies and Cream Bar -Alex Redbud)

Redbud bought the cookies and cream bar and had this to say on Monday: ” I”ve never had edibles … I’ve eaten half of it (3 servings) since noon today and I’m feeling it, but its not as strong as I expected. I know I have a pretty high tolerance, but $50 worth in 3 hours? Yikes… This one is ‘high Potency’ but if you look at the medical side, their high potency bars are 200mg (peanut budda buddha, for example) compared to 54mg in Cookies and Cream. Edibles are new to me, so I wasn’t sure what to expect…”

The store actually is selling the edibles at just over cost, manager Don Joling said.

The high prices of edibles are due to the high bud and tax costs everyone in the Washington I-502 industry is facing right now. Especially considering processors have to pay an extra 25 percent tax if they aren’t also growers.

New Vansterdam is expecting some new product deliveries by the weekend – with more strain variety. I haven’t heard back from Hamide at Main Street Marijuana yet about what he’s expecting but when I do I’ll add that in here.

For now, though, consumers in town can get any strain they want – so long as it’s Blue Dream.

-SueVo (sue.vorenberg@columbian.com)

Farmer Tom Lauerman reviewed Blue Dream for us on Saturday. Here’s the post with his review: Tom Lauerman: Blue Dream strain review

Store info:

New Vansterdam:
(360) 597-4739
6515 E Mill Plain Blvd
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Main Street Marijuana:
(360) 828-7737
2314 Main St.
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