Restaurant Shoutout: Lion’s Lair

Restaurant Shoutout: Lion’s Lair

Lion’s Lair 205 W Riverside Ave Spokane, WA 99201 Late Night Out in Spokane Let’s face it, Spokane’s 10PM curfew can be a bit of a drag when you’re looking for something to do on the weekend. All bars stop serving drinks by 9:45PM and most restaurants are closed by 8....
Restaurant Shoutout: The Gilded Unicorn

Restaurant Shoutout: The Gilded Unicorn

The Gilded Unicorn 110 South N Monroe St Spokane, WA 99201 Late Night Eats in Spokane September has hit and fall season is upon us. It seems like living under loose quarantine rules and early closing times is the new norm since Spokane has been under lockdown for...
Register to vote with Saints Joints

Register to vote with Saints Joints

Election day for 2020 is getting closer and the deadline to register to vote is near. Now more than ever, everyone’s vote matters, and no matter where you stand on the political spectrum, it’s important to take a stand for what you believe in by submitting your...
Beat The Heat With Cannabis Infused Drinks

Beat The Heat With Cannabis Infused Drinks

It’s gearing up to be a hot week in July with temperatures reaching 103 degrees on Thursday (7/30). What better way to beat the heat than by cooling off with a nice, cold beverage.  All Cinder locations have a variety of beverages to choose from including lemonades,...
Welcoming Hygge to Cinder

Welcoming Hygge to Cinder

New farm alert! Today we are introducing top shelf Hygge (pronounced Hue-guh) to all Cinder locations! Hygge is a top shelf, tier 1 indoor producer located in Springdale, WA that was started by Paige Berger and Brandon Park, both of who have a long history working...
Cinder Pride

Cinder Pride

At Cinder, we love all of our patrons despite who you are, where you come from, or how you choose to live your life. As the month of June is recognized as pride month to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community, we are happy to let our customers know that our shops are pride...
What Changes With Phase 2 In Spokane?

What Changes With Phase 2 In Spokane?

On Friday, May 22, Spokane County announced the official launch of phase 2 of the state’s reopening plans. With the advancement into phase 2 of reopening businesses, the main changes that we will see are bars and restaurants restarting dine-in experiences, retail...
How To Enjoy The Sunshine During COVID-19

How To Enjoy The Sunshine During COVID-19

The clouds are gone, the sun is shining and it’s starting to feel like summer. But with the stay-at-home order in Washington state still being enforced, it doesn’t really feel like there’s anything to do these days. With quarantine going on, how do we enjoy the...
What’s 420 Like For A Budtender?

What’s 420 Like For A Budtender?

4/20/20 is over and I’m sure a lot of you are still feeling hazy after smoking up all your holiday purchases, right? Nobody knew what to expect for 420 in 2020 amid the COVID-19 crisis but it ended up being business as usual and business was great! Cinder continued to...
Countdown to 420

Countdown to 420

420 is quickly approaching and it’s less than a week away. Was it just me or did anyone else almost forget it was coming up because you’ve been so distracted with COVID-19? 4/20 is going to be on Monday this year and if you’re worried about visiting us and being...
How To Get High During COVID-19

How To Get High During COVID-19

Some of the main symptoms of the coronavirus is shortness of breath with a dry cough. The coronavirus gets you sick by attaching it’s spiky surface proteins onto the healthy cells in your body (especially the healthy cells in your lungs) and multiplying/spreading from...
Curbside Marijuana Pickup

Curbside Marijuana Pickup

On March 17, 2020, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board announced changes to marijuana regulations. These changes allowed for the execution of curbside marijuana pickup. Implementing curbside pickup will help slow the spread of COVID-19 as it will limit the...
On the Frontlines of COVID-19

On the Frontlines of COVID-19

We at Cinder are so grateful to our employees, our customers and the Spokane community for working and being patient with us during these uncertain times. As I mentioned in a previous blog, all 3 Cinder locations are staying open at this time with our regular business...
How To Keep Yourself Busy During COVID-19

How To Keep Yourself Busy During COVID-19

What are you doing to keep yourself busy during quarantine? Besides smoking a lot of weed and catching up on all your Netflix shows and Hulu movies, what else are you doing to keep yourself entertained? Here are some new activity ideas you can try to keep yourself...
Why Cinder Is Staying Open

Why Cinder Is Staying Open

Cinder is an essential business that is staying open during stressful times All 3 Cinder locations will be staying open during the Coronavirus epidemic. This is because cannabis dispensaries have been ruled as essential business for the time being. Maybe you’ve heard...
A Stoner’s COVID-19 Safety Guide

A Stoner’s COVID-19 Safety Guide

So COVID-19 has hit Spokane and we’re feeling the need to stock up on supplies and stay home to help prevent the spread of the virus. What we know about the virus so far is that it is spread by intaking the germs from someone who may be infected. This could happen by...
What Are Alcohol Extractions?

What Are Alcohol Extractions?

Ethanol is what is called a “polar” solvent, it will be more hydrotropic, meaning it will want to bind to the water-soluble components of the plant, making it a more full-spectrum extract. With hydrocarbon, the solvent is non-polar, meaning it binds to the...
What Are Carbon Dioxide Extractions?

What Are Carbon Dioxide Extractions?

Carbon Dioxide extraction is the method that creates most oil for vape cartridges. It’s made using high temperatures and a high-pressure supercritical form of carbon dioxide as the solvent. The complicated nature of this extraction technique means you’ll...
What are hydrocarbon extractions?

What are hydrocarbon extractions?

Hydrocarbon extraction is the most popular extraction method used to strip the cannabinoids, such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and terpenes from cannabis plant material. The process involves the use of hydrocarbons such as propane or butane as the solvent to extract...
Cannabis Extraction Techniques

Cannabis Extraction Techniques

Cannabis Extraction Techniques Extraction techniques are used to separate the components of cannabis and remove them from the plant matrix. Various methods can divide cannabis plant material into parts, or extracts, that contain different chemicals. What is a solvent...
President’s Day with Vampire Hunters

President’s Day with Vampire Hunters

President’s Day: Stoner Style Presidents Day is coming up and maybe you’ve never seen the day as a reason to celebrate and treat yourself. However today, I’m going to give you some ideas to make this year’s P-Day more exciting. First, here is our list of weed to...
36 Questions That Lead To Love

36 Questions That Lead To Love

I want to find love! Icebreakers can feel cheesy when you’re first meeting someone but how else are you supposed to get to know each other? How are you supposed to fall in love? Asking questions about each other’s lives is one of the best ways to form a connection....
Valentine Strains To Smoke With Your Honey

Valentine Strains To Smoke With Your Honey

Sexy Strains For Valentines Day It’s that time of the year again where everything is pink and you’re expected to impress your significant other with well thought out gifts. Well, what could be more of a perfect present than an 8th of some “sexy time...
Smoke Everyday Like It’s Groundhog Day

Smoke Everyday Like It’s Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day: Let’s Smoke As tradition has it, the fate of our weather comes down to the actions and consequences of a cute little groundhog. When the groundhog emerges from its hidey-hole on February 2nd, the presence (or lack there-of) of a shadow will give...
Introducing Blunt Royale

Introducing Blunt Royale

Introducing Blunt Royale Blunt Royale 1g, 2g, and 4g blunts are the way to go if you’re wanting that slow-burn feeling of a rollie without smoking the tobacco from a swisher or having to roll it yourself. Cinder carries hand-rolled blunts in 3 sizes starting at $15,...
Rage Inside The Big Dipper

Rage Inside The Big Dipper

The Big Dipper in Spokane Spokane’s nightlife scene is growing and it’s getting easier to find fun things to do. One of my favorite places to visit on the weekends is The Big Dipper on Washington and 2nd. This works perfectly for me when I’m clocking off at the...
Christmas Movie Smoking Games

Christmas Movie Smoking Games

Smoking Games: Christmas Edition Christmas time is all about getting together and spending time with your loved ones. What better way to do that than by toking up and watching a Christmas classic? My favorite Christmas classic to tune into every year is Elf (2003)...
Gift Guide for Christmas

Gift Guide for Christmas

Christmas is quickly approaching and you may be starting to scramble to put together a gift. If you can’t order something and expect it to be delivered in time, weed could be the perfect last-minute gift! You can give someone some weed to relax with during the...
Christmas in Spokane

Christmas in Spokane

I love spending the holidays in Spokane. As the year comes to an end, I am finding new reasons every day that demonstrate to me that Spokane is the place to be to celebrate Christmas with your loved ones. There are a lot of things to do and see both inside and...
Introducing SubX

Introducing SubX

SubX SubX (AKA Subdued Excitement) is a tier 2 producer and processor from Ferndale, Washington. Their flower is indoor grown and uses an IPM (Integrated Pest Management) program that they developed for their pest control. Their IPM program is compliant with WA I-502...
Gift Guide For Thanksgiving

Gift Guide For Thanksgiving

It’s the end of the year which means.. The holidays are here! Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner at your place or you’re going to someone else’s house for it, we’re here to help you prepare. Have you ever wondered “what...
A Guide To CBD

A Guide To CBD

What is CBD? The cannabis plant has a naturally occurring chemical compound called CBD. CBD works in a similar way that THC works in that it binds with the CB1 and CB2 receptors found in the endocannabinoid system to create a physiological reaction. CBD was first...
Introducing Gabriel

Introducing Gabriel

Gabriel Gabriel is a tier 3 producer and processor that is located in Issaquah, Washington. They are pesticide-free and indoor-grown. Gabriel places high importance on using recyclable materials and having a strong grip on environment control. In addition, Gabriel is...
Infused Pumpkin Bars

Infused Pumpkin Bars

Infused Pumpkin Bars During October, we need pumpkin flavored everything! Keep reading to learn how to make infused pumpkin bars with Left Handed’s infused sugar! Ingredients: For the pumpkin bars 2/3 cups of white sugar (2 boxes of Left Handed’s 100mg of sugar;...
How To Make Cannabis Butter

How To Make Cannabis Butter

How To Make Cannabis Butter Cannabutter is very simple and easy to make. It does not require a lot of tending to but it is a lengthy process (about 4 hours at the least). Having cannabutter on hand is good because you can include it in many different recipes. Keep...
Infused Caramel Apples

Infused Caramel Apples

Infused Caramel Apples When you’re hungry for a special but easy-to-make snack, caramel apples are the way to go. We use infused sugar and Swift’s caramels to give these apples an extra little kick. Keep reading to find out how to make infused caramel...
Introducing Sugarleaf

Introducing Sugarleaf

Sugarleaf Sugarleaf is a tier 3 producer from Sedro-Woolley, Washington. They are an indoor-grown, pesticide tested brand with 8ths starting at $25 and 7gs at $50. Their motto is “Cannabis Perfected”, ensuring high-quality products in every package. Keep...
Introducing Artizen

Introducing Artizen

Artizen Artizen is a tier 3 producer and processor from Lacey, Washington. They implement an indoor growing system and use a slow curing process. The average grow for their flower is around 9-12 weeks. Keep reading to find out more about this company!   About The...
Introducing Lilac City Gardens

Introducing Lilac City Gardens

Lilac City Gardens Lilac City Gardens is a tier 2 producer and processor that is located in Airway Heights, Washington. They are an indoor grown, pesticide tested, top shelf brand with 8ths starting at $45 and beautiful plants. Keep reading to find out more! Click...
Introducing Budwise

Introducing Budwise

Budwise Budwise (or The Hunt Company) is a tier 1 producer that is located in Spokane Valley, Washington. They are a pesticide tested company that only uses organic sustainable methods of pesticides and pest controls. Budwise in Spokane is grown in organic, living...
Mental Glue by Burnwell – Budtender Review

Mental Glue by Burnwell – Budtender Review

 Mental Glue (terp sugar) – Review A Cinder North’s budtender’s written review of the Mental Glue terp sugar by Burnwell. This is an indica-leaning hybrid that will leave you feeling focused and calm. The Mental Glue comes from a lineage of Gorilla...
Introducing Burnwell

Introducing Burnwell

Burnwell Burnwell (AKA AG Grow) is a tier 2 producer and processor from Pullman, Washington. Their flower is greenhouse-grown with beneficial insects and they also use natural sunlight to help offset the grow lamps. Therefore, Burnwell is able to use less electricity...
Introducing Le Ganja Fairy

Introducing Le Ganja Fairy

Le Ganja Fairy Le Ganja Fairy is a tier 3 producer and processor working out of Spokane Valley, Washington. They are an indoor-grown, pesticide-free producer that has been providing high-quality weed since 2014. As a result of using predatory mites, nematodes, and...
Pesticide Free VS Pesticide Tested

Pesticide Free VS Pesticide Tested

Pesticide Free VS Pesticide Tested There is always confusion when it comes to pesticide use in the i502 industry. The Liquor and Cannabis Control Board screens all products for unapproved herbicides. It also provides growers with a list of pest-control methods that...
Introducing Ceres Gardens

Introducing Ceres Gardens

Introducing Ceres Gardens Ceres Gardens is a tier 3 producer and processor located in Bellevue, WA. They offer wellness products such as CBD tinctures with THC, capsules, topicals and bath salts. No pesticides are used during the growing process and they employ a...
Welcome to the family, Refine Seattle

Welcome to the family, Refine Seattle

Refine Seattle The Cinder family keeps on growing with the addition of Refine Seattle by Xtracted Laboratories. Today we will be introducing Refine Xtract, a top-shelf brand that offers 3 different concentrate types. These include their flagship, loud resin, amplified...
Smoking Resin. Rosin VS Live Resin

Smoking Resin. Rosin VS Live Resin

Rosin VS Live Resin What is the difference between rosin vs live resin and smoking rosin or live resin. Let’s discuss why people prefer to smoke live resin cartridges and the different ways of how to smoke live resin. What is the difference? Live Resin: Live...
The Inlander’s 2019 Best Dispensary In Spokane

The Inlander’s 2019 Best Dispensary In Spokane

A Traveler’s Top Shelf Choice Downtown Cinder 927 W 2nd Ave, Spokane, WA 99201 (509) 241-0110 Spokane, WA continues to grow into a larger and busier city. Now there are people coming to the city to check out the Northwest Museum of Arts, Riverfront Park...
Welcome to the family, Purform Labs

Welcome to the family, Purform Labs

Purform Labs The Cinder family keeps on growing with the addition of Purform Labs. Today we will be introducing this top shelf processor that only extracts from pesticide free input. Customer favorite strains include Sherbert, DJ Short Blueberry and the Panama Red. At...
Lilac City Garden Farm Tour Highlights

Lilac City Garden Farm Tour Highlights

Take an insiders look at Lilac City Gardens. Lilac City Gardens’ products are available at the N. Division and Spokane Valley Cinder locations. Tier: 2 (Mid-sized grow areas ranging from 2,000 to 10,000 square feet) They are currently using half their space and...
Welcome to the family, Royal Tree Gardens

Welcome to the family, Royal Tree Gardens

The Cinder family keeps on growing with the addition of Royal Tree Gardens. Royal Tree Gardens TIER: 2 LOCATION: Tacoma PRODUCT OFFERINGS: Royal Tree Garden prerolls and cannabis flower are available at all Cinder locations. GROWING METHOD: Grown indoors, Royal Tree...
Welcome to the family, Herba

Welcome to the family, Herba

The Cinder family keeps on growing with the addition of Herba. TIER: 2 LOCATION: Concrete (Skagit Valley) PRODUCT OFFERINGS: Flower, Prerolls, Kief, Infused Prerolls, BHO Wax GROWING METHOD: Herba utilizes state of the art Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA)...
Welcome to the Cinder Family: Cyclops

Welcome to the Cinder Family: Cyclops

Spokane’s premier cannabis retailer, Cinder, is getting a new family member, Cyclops Cannabis. Cyclops TIER  Tier 2 (2,000 to 10,000 sqft grow site) LOCATION Found in the Nalley Valley of Tacoma, WA, Cyclops is currently focusing on producing the finest cannabis...
Welcome to the  Cinder family: NW Finest

Welcome to the Cinder family: NW Finest

Spokane’s premier cannabis retailer, Cinder, is getting a new family member, NW finest. TIER: Tier 2 LOCATION: Saint John WA PRODUCT OFFERINGS: Flower, Pre-rolls, Concentrates (sometimes) GROWING METHOD: An indoor grown, NW FInest uses Tupur (coco fiber based...
Driftboat Cannabis; A Cinder OG

Driftboat Cannabis; A Cinder OG

Cinder’s First Top Shelf Vendor Not long after first opening its doors in November of 2014, Driftboat has been a fixture on the shelves of Cinder. Owned and operated by husband and wife team Stan and Theresa, Drifboat is a “ Small Batch Hand Crafted Cannabis...
Welcome to the Cinder family: Heylo

Welcome to the Cinder family: Heylo

Cinder, Spokane’s premier cannabis concentrate retailer, has added a new family member, Heylo Extracts. Heylo “Best Overall Company: Heylo Extracts,” Leafly Operating out of the SODO area of Seattle, Washington, Heylo is creating high-quality...
Mount Rushmore of Cannabis

Mount Rushmore of Cannabis

In celebration of America’s birthday, Cinder is honoring some of the founding father strains of cannabis; Skunk No. 1, Northern Lights, Original Glue and OG Kush, in other words, The Mount Rushmore of Cannabis. Skunk No.1 “I cannot tell a lie; Skunk No. 1...
Reintroducing GLW

Reintroducing GLW

In the foothills of Mt. Spokane, Growing Like a Weed (GLW for short) is producing some of the best cannabis in the Spokane area. A tier 2 farm with a focus on quality and flavor, GLW stands above the competition by taking an artisan approach to cultivating cannabis....
Welcome to the Cinder Family: Plantworks

Welcome to the Cinder Family: Plantworks

The Cinder family keeps on growing with the addition of… PLANTWORKS TIER: Tier 1 (up to 2,000 sqft grow site) LOCATION: North Seattle PRODUCT OFFERINGS: 1 gram for $12.00 $3.5 grams for $40.00 7 grams for $75.00 High-grade flower, priced for regular people...
28 Grams to Freedom

28 Grams to Freedom

Cinder is showcasing ounces from; Le Ganja Fairy, Burnwell, Northwest 7 Point, Virginia Company, and Rootdown. In addition to Cinder’s already low prices, from Friday, May 17 to Sunday, May 19th, all top shelf ounces are 20% off! Le Ganja Fairy White Amnesia...
Cedar Creek Cannabis-Peacemaker Review

Cedar Creek Cannabis-Peacemaker Review

Farm: Cedar Creek Cannabis Strain: Peacemaker – Sativa Top Terpenes: None listed Total THC: 13.49% CBD: 7.92%  THCA: 5.57% Pesticides: None The sun is finally starting to shine again, so it’s time to start shimmy shaking out in the great Pacific Northwest. I...
John Wick and LeafWerx G13 Pax Pod

John Wick and LeafWerx G13 Pax Pod

In anticipation of John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, Cinder, Spokane’s premier cannabis retailer, has found the perfect product for the dog avenging Boogeyman. LeafWerx’ G13 Pax Era Pod Like John Wick, G13’s origin is filled with mystery and...
Stoner Movies: The New Classics

Stoner Movies: The New Classics

In honor of 4/20 and pothead cinema, Cinder, Spokane’s premier cannabis retailer, is listing off some of our favorite stoner movies. (In no particular order) Grandma’s Boy Although its release saw little fan fair in 2006, “Grandma’s Boy”...
Cinder’s 4/20 facts!

Cinder’s 4/20 facts!

The Facts It is that time of year again folks, 4/20. The stoners holiday, and quite possibly our favorite day of the year at Cinder, Spokane’s premier cannabis retailer. To help ring in the ganja gathering, we have compiled a list of 4/20 facts. 4:20 Louis 4/20...