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Ashley Robins

September 11, 2023

ANJA Presents: Do You Know Your Terpenes? Linalool Edition

When you think of a calming, floral aroma, linalool might not be the first word that comes to mind. Yet, this terpene is responsible for some of the most soothing and familiar scents in nature. Let's embark on a journey to explore the widespread influence of linalool in both our everyday lives and our cannabis experiences.

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Ashley Robins

August 21, 2023

ANJA Presents: Cannabis's Impact on the Brain and Body

Whether you're a first-timer or a seasoned enthusiast, there's always something new to learn about this remarkable plant. Let's embark on a journey to explore the delightful intricacies of cannabis, from its interaction with our brains to the role of genetics in shaping our experiences.

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Ashley Robins

August 14, 2023

ANJA Presents: Best Strain Pairings for Classic Stoner Movies and Songs

Cannabis and pop culture have always shared a unique bond. But have you ever wondered which strain of cannabis would perfectly complement your favorite classic stoner movie or song? We've curated a list of iconic movies and songs, paired with strains that will elevate your viewing or listening experience.

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Ashley Robins

August 07, 2023

ANJA Presents: Cannabis-Infused Mac & Cheese (ft. Vegan Substitutes!)

Even without the infused aspect, this staple is a crowdpleaser at any get-together, as well as a pleasure trip for any solo muncher. Whether you enjoy cooking this classic for others or for yourself, we are happy to ensure that your next bowl of cheesy macaroni results in a cheesy smile. Today, ANJA Presents: Infused Mac & Cheese!

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Ashley Robins

July 31, 2023

ANJA Presents: A Sneak Peak Behind ANJA's Construction

We're ecstatic to announce that our trailblazing cannabis dispensary, ANJA, is currently under construction and will soon be ready to serve our community. We will initially open with delivery and pickup options, and once construction is fully complete, we will also offer in-store retail experiences.

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Ashley Robins

July 31, 2023

ANJA Presents: What Are Hybrid Strains?

Hybrid strains have carved a special niche for themselves, offering a balanced blend of effects from their parent strains. Today, we delve into the fascinating realm of hybrid strains, exploring their origins, characteristics, and why they might just be the perfect choice for your next cannabis experience. ANJA Presents: What Are Hybrid Strains?

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Ashley Robins

July 24, 2023

ANJA’s Presents: What is the Persona Quiz?

This journey of self-discovery extends to all aspects of our lives, including our relationship with cannabis. Regardless of whether you're a seasoned enthusiast or a curious newcomer, our MBTI-style stoner quiz is here to illuminate your path. Whether you've taken the quiz before or you're new to ANJA, read on to learn more about our methodology!


Ashley Robins

July 24, 2023

ANJA Presents: Energizing Strains - Famous Strains for Energy

The invigorating power of cannabis is well-known, with certain strains celebrated for their ability to energize consumers and enhance focus. Last week we honored iconic sleepy strains; this week, ANJA Presents: "Energizing Strains - Famous Strains for Energy"! Read on to learn the science behind some of the most famous Sativa strains.


Ashley Robins

July 17, 2023

ANJA Presents: Sleepy Strains - Famous Strains for Sleep

The transformative power of cannabis is no secret, with select strains renowned for lulling consumers into a tranquil state of relaxation and sleep. Relieve your weary eyes and embrace the soothing lullaby of Mother Nature with our top classic strains recommended for sleep.

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Ashley Robins

July 10, 2023

ANJA Presents: Medical vs Recreational Dispensaries in NJ

Today, we're focusing on ANJA’s home state - New Jersey, which has embraced both medical and recreational cannabis. Whether you're unsure of the difference between medical and recreational dispensaries, looking for a new way to relax, or just want to learn more about cannabis, this guide has got you covered.

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Ashley Robins

June 26, 2023

ANJA Presents: The Ultimate Guide for Cannabis Beginners

Today, we're diving into the basics of cannabis, perfect for those of you who are new to this fascinating plant. We'll be discussing what you need to know before making your first cannabis purchase, from understanding different strains to knowing how to choose the right product for you. We've also included a cannabis FAQ in case you had questions.


Ashley Robins

June 19, 2023

ANJA Presents: How to Make Cannabis Infused Pastrami

Welcome to today’s cannabis culinary journey: Cannabis-Infused Pastrami. This unique recipe marries the time-honored art of pastrami preparation with the innovative use of cannabis-infused olive oil, promising an elevated gastronomic adventure. We're about to redefine the boundaries of edible creativity with our savory and irresistible Pastrami. 

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Jordan Bruseloff

June 12, 2023

ANJA Presents: Our GM's Journey through the Cannabis Industry

In 2020, I started my career in cannabis at a medical dispensary in New Jersey. This job provided me with the tools to self-educate and find my voice in the cannabis space. Through numerous counseling sessions, two things became evident: there was a glaring lack of general cannabis education and a persistent, outdated stigma surrounding cannabis.

Different Strains

Ashley Robins

June 05, 2023

ANJA Presents: A Journey Through Popular Cannabis Strains in New Jersey

In the world of cannabis, each strain offers a unique blend of effects, flavors, and origins that create a harmonious experience for cannabis enthusiasts. Join us as we explore NJ's top strains, taking you on a captivating ride through the highs of Blue Dream, Jack Herer, White Widow, Sour Diesel, Girl Scout Cookies, Gorilla Glue, and Purple Kush.

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Ashley Robins

May 22, 2023

ANJA Presents: Understanding Head and Body Highs

In today's entry, we're exploring the enigmatic realm of cannabis effects, specifically focusing on the intriguing contrasts between 'head highs' and 'body highs'. Demystifying these distinctive cannabis experiences will not only ignite your curiosity but also equip you with invaluable insights for informed cannabis consumption decisions.

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Ashley Robins

May 15, 2023

ANJA Presents: Debunking Indicas and Sativas

The stringent categorization of cannabis strains as either indica or sativa may not consistently predict their effects accurately. Instead, A better approach lies in understanding the specific concentrations of cannabinoids and terpenes. Stay curious, explore various strains, and relish the journey of discovering your unique cannabis relationship!

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Kirill Satanovsky

February 06, 2023

ANJA Presents: A Definitive Guide to Edibles

For those looking for an alternative to smoking, edibles are one of the most popular and safest ways to consume Cannabis when dosed correctly. With recreational Cannabis booming in NJ, ANJA is here to help with a Definitive Guide to Edibles.


Ashley Robins

May 01, 2023

ANJA Presents: ANJA FEST 2023 - an event recap!

ANJA Fest was a day filled with fun, community and a shared love for cannabis. From the wide range of activities to the fantastic food, company, and the opportunity to connect with the ANJA team, we couldn't have asked for a better celebration.


Ashley Robins

April 17, 2023

ANJA Presents: Why You Should Clean Your Bong

Just like a fine wine glass or a delicate teacup, a clean bong is key to fully appreciating the unique flavors and effects of your best strains. In this blog, we'll discuss the importance of regular bong maintenance & the benefits of a clean bong.

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Ashley Robins

April 10, 2023

ANJA Presents: Indoor versus Outdoor Flower

In this blog post, we'll explore the differences between indoor and outdoor cannabis flower, touching on growing techniques, final form and shape, and how the overall qualities vary between these two cultivation methods.

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Ashley Robins

March 27, 2023

ANJA Presents: The First Annual ANJAFest!

Mark April 22nd, 2023 as "Busy" because we're hosting the ultimate 420 celebration: ANJAFest! We've got a day full of good vibes, amazing activities, and of course, plenty of like-minded herb hobbyists to meet.


Ashley Robins

November 01, 2022

ANJA Presents: An Introduction to Terpenes

Cannabis contains something called “terpenes”, which are responsible for the taste, smell, and effect of the cannabis strain. Terpenes can also be found in other herbs, such as sage and thyme.

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Ashley Robins

April 05, 2023

ANJA Presents: How to Make THC-Infused Matzah Balls

Matzah ball soup is a classic Jewish comfort food.  Whether you're celebrating the Passover Seder or are just curious about matzah ball soup, there's one twist you may not have considered in the past: Cannabis-infused matzah ball soup.

Blunt and Joints

Ashley Robins

April 03, 2023

ANJA Presents: Joints and Blunts - What's the Difference?

What exactly sets joints and blunts apart? Is one healthier than the other? In this blog post, we'll dive into the specifics of joints and blunts, so you can make an informed decision about which one to spark up next.

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Ashley Robins

March 20, 2023

ANJA Presents: Standard versus Ratioed Edibles

In this blog post, we will discuss the key differences between ratioed edibles and “standard” edibles, who should consider ratioed edibles, why they are better suited for certain circumstances, and how the experience differs.

Tolerance Break

Ashley Robins

March 13, 2023

ANJA Presents: Tolerance Breaks

Are you finding that your usual amount of cannabis isn't cutting it anymore? You're not alone! Regular cannabis users can build up a tolerance to THC over time, which can make it harder to experience the desired effects.

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Ashley Robins

March 06, 2023

ANJA Presents: The Saintly Pot Brownie Activist

Rathbun saw the suffering of AIDS patients and believed that they should have access to any treatment that could help them. She saw the benefits of cannabis firsthand, including its ability to stimulate appetite, reduce nausea, and relieve pain.


Ashley Robins

February 27, 2023

ANJA Presents: What are Concentrates, Oils, and Tinctures?

If you're new to the game, you may be wondering: what exactly are these Oils, Concentrates, and Tinctures, and how do they differ from one another? Read on to learn!


Ashley Robins

August 15, 2022

ANJA Presents: How Does Cannabis "Work"?

It’s no secret that cannabis has a psychological and physiological effects on its users. Some users may feel relaxed after using cannabis, while others may feel even more anxious than before.

ANJA Dry Herb Vape

Ashley Robins

February 13, 2023

ANJA Presents: The Difference Between Vapes and Dry Herb Vapes

Dry herb vaporizers and cartridges are two popular options for cannabis consumption, each with its own unique benefits and drawbacks.

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Ashley Robins

January 09, 2023

ANJA Presents: Why Don’t (Licensed) Dispensaries Sell Delta 8?

You’ve heard of it, but you aren’t exactly sure what it is. It’s in your convenience stores, delis, and gas stations. But you don't see it at dispensaries... why? Today, ANJA Presents: Why Don’t Licensed Dispensaries Sell Delta 8?

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Ashley Robins

November 07, 2022

ANJA Presents: History, Hemp, and American Independence

The history of cannabis isn’t widely taught in United States history class, so allow us to nerd out and share how this wonderful plant has been celebrated since the inception of this beautiful country.

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Padmaja Malladi, M.D.

November 07, 2022

ANJA Presents: Cannabis Through the Eyes of an ER Physician

In medicine, we often approach therapeutic decisions with a risk-benefit ratio. Does the medicine or choice I am providing have a greater benefit than the risk to the person I am attempting to heal?


Ashley Robins

January 30, 2023

ANJA Presents: Do Topicals Get You High?

In this blog, we'll be exploring the science behind THC topicals, their use cases, and answering the burning question on everyone's mind - "Do THC topicals get you high?"

ANJA Presents: What Are Strains?

Ashley Robins

January 23, 2023

ANJA Presents: What Are Strains?

Think of cannabis strains like different types of coffee beans. Just like coffee beans can have different origins, levels of roasting, and flavor profiles, cannabis strains also have unique characteristics.

Edibles + Bud

Ashley Robins

February 06, 2023

ANJA Presents: Exploring Consumption Methods

Whether you're a fan of the classic smoking methods, the ease of screwing in a THC cartridge, the sneaky satisfaction of a tincture, or the scrumptious delight of an edible, the options for finding your ideal high are endless.

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Ashley Robins

January 16, 2023

ANJA Presents: Coffee, Cannabis, and Cannabis Coffee

Cannabis and coffee are two beloved plants that have been enjoyed for centuries, but did you know that they have something in common?


Ashley Robins

January 02, 2023

ANJA Presents: The Difference Between Rosin, Resin, and "Live" Products

There are many products, categories, and preferences that can be found in a dispensary. On top of that, there are terms such as “live” and “solventless” thrown into the mix, making choice overload a reality for many consumers.


Ashley Robins

December 19, 2022

ANJA Presents: How to Make Cannabis Butter (Cannabutter)

Baking to get baked is a classic stoner pastime and is easier than you may think. If you’re looking for a way to consume cannabis without smoking, look no further than making your own edibles. Today, ANJA Presents: How to Make Cannabis Butter.

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Ashley Robins

ANJA Presents: Is My Cannabis Safe?

Every product sold at ANJA comes attached with a Certificate of Analysis (COA), which is a third-party verified document that details the testing lab, the brand and product question, and the potency of the ingredients in the product. Learn More Now!


Ashley Robins

December 12, 2022

ANJA Presents: Does New Jersey Still Drug Test for Cannabis?

Now that cannabis is legal in New Jersey, one might assume that the days of THC drug testing are finally in the past. Unfortunately, this is not the case for all employers. We want our consumers to know all of the risks and benefits of the plant.

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Ashley Robins

October 17, 2022

ANJA Presents: Four Things You Should Know About Biden's Cannabis Announcement

As you may have heard, the Biden administration recently (Oct. 6, 2022) announced one of the most enormous federal drug policy shifts in American history. Is weed legal now? We have answers.

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Ashley Robins

December 05, 2022

ANJA Presents: Comparing Apples to Cannabis

Picture this: you’re at a farmer’s market on a beautiful morning. In front of you are two stalls- both selling apples. 

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Ashley Robins

October 31, 2022

ANJA Presents: How to Make a Pumpkin Bong

A pumpkin bong is, well, a combination of a pumpkin and a smoking device. Specifically, it is a hollowed-out pumpkin with three holes. The pumpkin bong will require a hole for the mouthpiece, a fix for the carburetor, and a spot for inhaling.

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Ashley Robins

November 07, 2022

ANJA Presents: Presidents, Pot, and Politics

What is the War on Drugs, and why was cannabis caught in the crosshairs? The Nixon administration first declared this war in June of 1971, when Nixon stated that drug abuse was “public enemy number one” and greenlit a dramatic change.

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Ashley Robins

September 05, 2022

ANJA Presents: Our Love for New Jersey Cannabis

In 2020, voters chose to legalize cannabis in New Jersey via a ballot referendum. Change doesn’t come slowly, however; adult-use cannabis sales only began on April 21, 2022.

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Ashley Robins

November 28, 2022

ANJA Presents: How to Make a Squash Pipe

2022 has been unconventional. As November comes to a close and 2023 and becomes a reality, we at ANJA have decided to celebrate these changes and adaptations in the best way possible: creating unorthodox and replicable DIY smoking devices. 

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Padmaja Malladi, M.D.

November 14, 2022

Founders Series: Medicine, Motherhood, and Marijuana

I remember the first time that I tried cannabis in the same way that one does when one loses their virginity. Losing my pot virginity was an equally monumental moment for me, since I had guarded them both so voraciously.

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Migna Guzman

November 07, 2022

Founder Series: Cancer and Cannabis

My passion and intention in entering the Cannabis space are twofold: for the medical and the holistic benefits of the plant, and to help destigmatize marijuana. After my beloved sister was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer...

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Ashley Robins

November 07, 2022

Founder Series: Cornell to Cannabis

Cannabis has had a deep interplay with my personal roots, but it was not until recently that I was able to appreciate and explore this. My name is Ashley Robins, and I am the child of two South-African Jewish immigrants

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Alexandra Verello

October 03, 2022

Founder Series: The Eager Greenthumb

As I trotted to my class in the greenhouse, I was all too eager to embark on my new major of Plant Science at Rutgers University. I sat giddily, with color coordinated pens and highlighters at my disposal for note taking.

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Kirill Satanovsky

November 21, 2022

Founder Series: Calm, Clarity, and Cannabis

My whole life I have been told to "chill", "settle down", and "mellow out". Well, I cannot! I was (and still am) an incredibly high-energy person who struggles with anxiety.

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Julio Casado

July 18, 2022

Founder Series: A Battle Cry to Spark Up

With legalization, I join the next generation of Cannabis entrepreneurs. I’m grateful to operate legally and happily carry the responsibility and weight of this opportunity. This is the biggest opportunity of my life and is one where I feel at home.


David Kang

July 28, 2022

Founder Series: Cannabis, Career, and Progress

Marketing in the Cannabis Industry provides many challenges, but that’s what makes it exciting. This is not a space or time to rely on best practices; this is a phase of discovery and experimentation.