Today’s featured provider is our friends over at NUG, whom we’ve partnered with to provide a plethora of premium flower and concentrates to the Elemental menu! NUG is based out of East Oakland and has been cultivating and manufacturing cannabis for over 10 years, insisting on maintaining complete control over their final products by building a vertically integrated business model.

Aside from providing both top-shelf flower and concentrate, NUG is at the forefront of Oakland’s Equal Equity Program, which helps provide jobs in the cannabis industry to Oakland residents that have been oppressed or unfairly disadvantaged by the government’s War on Drugs.

The company's forward-thinking vision and plethora of high-quality cannabis products, have caught the attention of various news outlets across the Bay Area and even the world -- SF Chronicle, Dope Magazine, Sing Tao Daily have all reached out to NUG for features. Dope noted the "towering kolas and beatific aromas surrounding us as we toured a couple of NUG's indoor facilities, easily the largest I've seen;" a testament to both the quality and scale being handled by the skilled team at NUG.

While their team of cultivators has spent considerable time improving their variety of strains, it’s NUG's Premium Jack that has garnered the most attention, securing a 1st place finish for ‘Best Sativa’ at the 2012 High Times Cannabis Cup.

From NUG: “Premium Jack is coveted for its amazing resin production, immediately uplifting high, and sharp, sweet, pine flavors. While Jack Herer's lineage is somewhat of a secret, it is commonly held that the strain is a cross between Northern Lights, Skunk, and Haze. Its lore, coupled with its quality has long cemented Jack Herer as one of the most popular and prevalent strains on the planet.”

We currently (as of 11/9/2018) have one NUG strain available on the flower menu: Premium Jack (18.09% THC) is $50/eighth while supplies last. Browse here.

In addition to flower such as the Premium, NUG also offers an impressive array of premium concentrates in a variety of consistencies including crumble, shatter, diamonds, sauce, and sugar. A member favorite from NUG currently available is the Headband Cured Shatter, which provides a potent cerebral punch and desirably sticky-n-sappy consistency. Per Leafly, Headband is “the love-child of cannabis’ power couple, OG Kush and Sour Diesel. The smooth, creamy smoke is accented by flavors of lemons and diesel while the long-lasting effects are great for pain relief, helping you to relax, and to combat elevated stress levels. Many report that the effects create a slight pressure around the crown of their head and feels as though they are wearing a headband.”

Currently (as of 11/9/2018), we offer five (5) unique NUG strains on the concentrate menu, all available for just $40-$45/gram while supplies last. Browse here.

We're always working with NUG to bring the newest and freshest strains to the Elemental menu -- if you don't see your favorite NUG strain on the menu right now, it's entirely possible we're working to get it on the menu in the future. Be sure to ask your consultant to check out NUG's products on your next visit!