How To Make and Cook With THC Coconut Oil

Making and cooking with THC coconut oil is not as difficult as it may sound. It is a nifty way to consume cannabis. You can bake cannabis coconut oil into different types of edibles or take it alone. Most cannabis strains complement the flavor of coconut oil. You can use Sativa, Indica, or other higher CBD strains of cannabis to get your desired effect. However, you will often need a canna-butter while cooking with cannabis.

If you have certain dietary restrictions or follow a vegan lifestyle, butter may not be an option for you. Fortunately, when it comes to binding to different types of plant or animal-based fats, cannabis does not discriminate. CBD and THC molecules tether easily to fat molecules since they are fat-soluble and lipophilic. In other words, they dissolve in fats quite easily. When you bind cannabis in this manner, you will enhance its benefits more than when you use alcohol or water bases.

Making THC coconut oil is very easy. It is also a great way to use up hash, kief, or trim from harvest. It is not necessary to overcomplicate the process or simmer it for a long time. The method outlined below will give you fancy, tasty, and potent cannabis coconut oil.

What You Will Need

To begin with, you will need a large measuring cup or bowl, cheesecloth, bowl to store the THC coconut oil, and sieve. You will also need two cups of unrefined coconut oil and 40 grams of decarboxylated cannabis. You can learn how to decarboxylate cannabis by doing a simple Google search.

Dosing, Strains, and Expectations

1.5 grams of trim per one tablespoon of cannabis coconut oil is quite a strong dose. It is ideal for people who suffer from frequent migraines, which require a stronger dose. You can use anywhere from 0.5 to 1.5 grams of hash, bud, or trim per tablespoon of coconut oil. If this is your first time making and cooking with THC coconut oil, 16 grams of cannabis to two cups of coconut oil should serve you well.

If you prefer to use buds instead of trim, using a bit less is okay. This is because there will be more trichomes, which translates to more THC. Therefore, if you choose to use buds in the batch above, you should probably use 0.5 grams of buds for each tablespoon of coconut oil.

If you choose to take cannabis orally, it can take quite a while to feel it. However, the effects will probably linger for much longer. Cannabis coconut oil, on the other hand, it very potent and will likely make you sleepy. Therefore, if you have obligations later, do not take a new dose. Alternatively, you can use only Sativas in your coconut oil to combat sleepiness.

Combine the Cannabis and Coconut Oil and Simmer

Combine the coconut oil and cannabis in a saucepan and simmer over the lowest heat possible. Once the oil melts, let the mixture simmer for an hour while stirring every so often. If it turns out not green at all or too green, it is okay. The color does not have anything to do with the strength of cannabis coconut oil.

You need to use your cheesecloth in a sieve to strain the mixture over your measuring cup. Pour the hot mixture into the cheesecloth and let it drip for about an hour. Afterward, squeeze the rest out by hand. Finally, pour the THC coconut oil into a bowl or glass jar and leave it uncovered to cool. Once it is cool, close the container and store it in a cool dark place or the refrigerator.

Cooking With THC Coconut Oil

If this is your first time using THC coconut oil, try taking a tiny amount by mouth to test its potency. Before taking any more, however, you will need to wait at least three to four hours. This will help you get a baseline for how to use it on food and whether you need to increase or decrease the dose.

If you choose to cook with THC coconut oil, you should use recipes you are familiar with. Knowing how many slices of cake, muffins, or cookies that your recipe produces will help you figure out how much of the cannabis coconut oil you need to use per serving. If you need your edibles to be less potent, you can use half butter and half THC oil.

Maeng Da Kratom: What Is It And Why Is It So Popular?

Whenever it comes to talking about improving the quality of life, using herbs is what occurs as the first thought in our minds. Although herbs have always held immense importance for enhancing human life, some continue to remain in the news for all the wrong reasons. One such herb that is often shunned by critics for its notorious effects is none other than kratom. If you don’t know, it is a tropical tree that stems in Southeast Asia and has over 160 million fans around the globe. The best part about kratom is, it has several strains that are consumed by a lot of people in different parts of the globe. One of the most popular strains of kratom is maeng da. Here, in this article, we will guide you through its details.

What is Maeng Da?

Just like other strains of this plant, maeng da is also a part of the kratom family and one that has successfully wooed many people globally. Maeng da holds immense significance for people because it is known as the purest form of kratom. Keep in mind, other kratom strains are often blended with preservatives to keep the taste alive. However, maeng da is loved in its true form and is often high in demand. This strain has cultural and traditional importance for locals. In countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and China, this strain is infused in drinks and offered to guests.

It is important to note, Maeng da is of Thai origin, as it can be read through its name. The last name of every kratom strain is set according to its origin. The intriguing thing to note about maeng da is, it is less alkaline and easily digestible. Farming this strain is much easier as compared to its sister’s strains. Maeng da tree grows in tropical climates and can easily be considered ripe for the taking after a few months. No one can deny that Maeng da has proved itself as a very stable form of kratom, it is dark green and has a unique smell.

Why is it so Popular?

The reason behind maeng da’s popularity is its unique chemical composition. People who consume maeng da claim it helps in providing relief from stress, cures arthritis, is good for treating depression, improves sexual health, and enhances memory. However, scientific research doesn’t approve of any such benefits. Despite several side effects of this plant, fanatic maeng da consumers don’t seem to come down with their buying decision. In today’s time, online platforms like The Golden Monk Maeng Da offer a frequent discount to the customers so they can afford this strain.

The popularity of this strain is so much so that people infuse it in beverages, desserts, snacks, food items, and make skincare products with it. If you visit a bar in South Florida, you will easily be able to get a cup of kratom tea for as cheap as $7. However, owing to its side effects, doctors suggest fans to keep away from it or at least consume it in little quantity. With the kratom industry thriving today, maeng da is having a major moment.

 

The 5 Best Vendors To Purchase Bulk Kratom Capsules

No one can deny that kratom is having a major moment right now. With so many vendors online, it becomes challenging to choose one. Owing to the controversial legal status of this plant, vendors choose to sell it online so that they can escape any kind of legal trouble with the state. Kratom is a cash crop for business people, which is why they are selling this plant to fans all over the world. Interestingly, kratom fans come up with interesting ways to consume this plant by infusing it in food items. Beverages, desserts, snacks, and skincare products. Another interesting way to consume this plant is in the form of capsules. Following is a list of vendors who sell bulk kratom capsules to customers:

  1. Happy Hippo Herbals

Also acknowledged as a veteran in this field, Happy Hippo Herbals has successfully sold many kratom products to the customers in a short time. It is also one of the most trustable vendors on the web. If you are skeptical about their kratom products, you can go through the client review section. Happy Hippo Herbals has a strong history of satisfying clients with top-notch kratom powder and other products. You can easily purchase kratom capsules in bulk from this vendor by placing your order before the stock runs out.

  1. Kratom Crazy

Second in line with Happy Hippo Herbals, kratom crazy is also a veteran kratom selling vendor on the web. If you visit the customer review section, you will be astonished to read a vast array of blossoming client feedback. You can get kratom capsules worth 5000 grams from this platform. Kratom Crazy Capsules are applauded by customers because of their good quality and excellent packaging. Kratom crazy has been serving customers for the last ten years and has carved quite a good reputation for itself.

  1. Coastline Kratom

Although it is a new player in the field, yet even a few of its customer reviews prove that coastline kratom sells good quality kratom to the clients. The website is simple, and one can easily place an order within seconds. The intriguing part about this vendor is, you can get a wide variety of kratom strain on the web. Another interesting thing to note about this herb is, they ship all orders worth $75 for free. Furthermore, if you are not satisfied with the quality of the product, they also offer a 100% money-back guarantee.

  1. Krabot

Luckily, Krabot is another vendor you can trust for good quality kratom. Surprisingly, they have over 30 different kratom strains, and some are so rare, you will hardly find them online with other vendors. If you’re from the military, this company will offer you discounts and treat you like a veteran. They also have a 100% money-back guarantee and keep personal information of the customers discreet. You will be intrigued to know, if someone places an order before 10 am, they ship their kratom products the very same day. Make sure to avail any discount or coupon code they offer.

  1. Kratom Lounge

If you are looking for good quality kratom at an economical price, Kratom Lounge is a good option to consider. Apart from kratom capsules, they also sell extracts and tea bags of this plant. However, they have few options when it comes to the quantity of kratom being sold from their platform. You can order up to 1000 grams of kratom capsules from their website. However, if you want to order more, you can reorder from their website.

 

Cannabis Use Among Older Adults Has Increased 75 Percent Since 2015

NEW YORK: Cannabis use continues to increase in popularity among adults 65 years of age and older in the United States, according to a new study from NYU Grossman School of Medicine.

Published today in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers estimate that cannabis use in adults age 65 and older increased from 2.4 percent to 4.2 percent in the United States, a significant increase of 75 percent, between 2015 and 2018.

With the legalization of cannabis for medical and recreational purposes in many states, medical professions are studying its use in treating a number of chronic health conditions. Since 1996, 31 states have legalized medical marijuana, while 11 states and Washington D.C. also have legalized recreational use. Previous research has shown cannabis use has been relatively stable in recent years.

“Our study shows cannabis use is increasingly popular nationwide among older adults,” says the study’s lead author, Benjamin Han, MD, MPH, assistant professor of Geriatric Medicine, Palliative Care and Population Health at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. “As more older adults use cannabis, whether for therapeutic or recreational purposes, it is important for health care providers to counsel their patients despite the very limited evidence base on the benefits and harms of cannabis use among older adults.”

For the study, researchers analyzed data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, a nationally representative survey from the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. The survey categorized cannabis use by asking whether marijuana, hashish, pot, grass, or hash oil were either smoked or ingested.

Researchers observed trends in prevalence of past-year cannabis use, broken down by socio-demographic background, chronic disease, healthcare utilization, and other substance use among adults age 65 and older, in the United States, between 2015 and 2018.

Certain subsets of this population saw an even higher rise in prevalence. For example, researchers estimated that past-year use more than doubled by older adults with diabetes, among those who have received mental health treatment, and those reporting past-year alcohol use. Women, and individuals who were married, had a college degree, and/or had higher income also significantly increased their cannabis use.

“We need to continue to study both the risks and benefits of marijuana use, especially among older individuals” says the study’s senior author, Joseph Palamar, MPH, PhD, associate professor of Population Health at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. “This survey also did not ask about vaping of marijuana or THC products, so its possible use was underestimated. We must follow vaping trends closely, among all age groups.”

Researchers say they next plan to acquire more detailed information about how medical marijuana affects older populations, as well as the risks and side-effects. Furthermore, the profiles of other cannabinoids besides THC and CBD in medical marijuana products warrant further research, according to the study authors.

“This study gives us important insights into cannabis use among key groups of older adults, particularly baby boomers,” says Caroline S. Blaum, MD, the Diane and Arthur Belfer Professor of Geriatric Medicine and director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care. “Understanding how our older patients use marijuana and evaluating its risks and benefits is one of the most important questions our field must answer to provide the best care.”

Funding for the study was provided by National Institute on Drug Abuse grants K23DA043651, K01DA038800 and P30DA011041.

‘I Can Still Do That Foundation’ & Tom Pacheco Premiere “Freida’s Secret Garden”

Shot in Humboldt County, the video uses local talent and filmmakers to promote cannabis legalization

NEW YORK: The I Can Still Do That Foundation, a New York City-based non-profit whose mission is to connect people so they can share information and empower each generation to teach the others, launched “Freida’s Secret Garden “  a pro-pot music video based on a song by legendary Woodstock singer-songwriter Tom Pacheco.

“The time to end irrational prohibition of cannabis is now,’  Dan Schneider, Executive Director of the Foundation, announced. “With 33 States now recognizing the benefits of medical cannabis and another 11 States legalizing recreational cannabis, a majority of Americans are in favor of legalization and the end of the irrational and Draconian laws which have stifled research on the potential benefits of cannabis. These laws have had a disparate impact on people of color and restoration of civil rights to those who have been adversely affected is also required to promote equity. The patchwork of irrational and inconsistent federal and state laws must end and the federal law must allow these now legal business to access the federal banking system to that black market producers of questionable products can be replaced by healthy and tested, legal cannabis and CBD products.”

“We want to thank advisor Lelehnia DuBois and her friends in the Humboldt County for helping us make the new music video,” Schneider said. “You can see the new video here in a sneak peek. Please share it with friends. We are trying to help Tom get the recognition he deserves as a legendary singer/songwriter who has written songs for Bob Dylan, The Band, Jefferson Starship, and others. He has a music publishing catalogue of more than 500 songs; “Freida’s” is just one of many great ones.

Still Do That advisor, Curved Papers Founder Michael O’Malley, said, “This song and video bring together the West Coast and East Coast hippie vibes – from Humboldt County to Woodstock – that have given rise to the contemporary cannabis legalization movement. Call it Cannafest Destiny. The fun, the healing compassion and sensible restoration of marijuana’s rightful place in society are all captured humorously in Tom’s lyric and rocking rhythm.

David Rheins, founder of the Marijuana Business Association and Still Do That Advisor agreed: “Marijuana has gone mainstream, and the mainstream media is now getting hip to the power of the plant and the amazing possibilities that legalization brings.  Through the work of artists and activists like  Tom Pacheco,  we are raising cannabis consciousness, and dispelling the dangerous myths and harmful policies of prohibition.”

Still Do That Advisor Melissa Gibson, founder of Hemp and Humanity said, “This folksy and campy musical send-up to the authentic cannabis lifestyle pays homage to the plant, place and people who have championed it for generations. As marijuana use reaches a tipping point in mainstream acceptance, and the cannabis industry has attracted big business, Tom Pacheco take us back to the root(s) of this plant and its essential spirit of connecting humans with one another. What Frieda and her happy, hippy grandson Paul know, is that cannabis has the power to heal, clothe, feed, house, fuel and sustain human’s ability to live on this earth. And that’s worth singing about.”

Still Do That Advisor Lelehnia DuBois, cannabis community advocate and Sensi Magazine publisher, who co-produced the video and played the title role of Freida added, “I come from a culture of Frieda’s. It felt like she was my own mother. It was an honor to play the role”

According to Schneider, an entertainment lawyer by trade, the Foundation plans to produce a weekly TV news series called, “High Hopes”,  to educate people on the history, legal issues, health issues, science and finance surrounding the booming legal cannabis industry.  “We may even use Tom Pacheco’s song as a theme song for our TV series,” Schneider said. “We are currently looking for partners and sponsors for the series and are particularly interested in pro-cannabis celebrities to help demystify the stigma surrounding cannabis.”

5 Marijuana Myths You Need To Debunk Right Now

Whether due to long-standing public misconceptions marijuana’s effects or government propaganda efforts aimed at stirring up moral panic about the substance in a credible population, an enormous number of patently false myths about marijuana have persisted in the public consciousness for generations.

And while no substance in history is more shrouded in myth than marijuana, an increasing number of individuals are finally discovering the benefits of this often-misunderstood plant. Here are just five marijuana myths that are worth debunking, and why getting the facts right on cannabis is an important first step towards understanding the good that the plant can bring to people from all walks of life.

1. Marijuana is a Gateway Drug

Despite the persistent efforts of anti-marijuana crusaders to spread propaganda to the general public over the last four decades, the notion that marijuana use opens the door to hard drugs such as heroin and cocaine has been shown to be patently false. Indeed, during the 1980s, a global rise in cocaine use was actually accompanied by an overall drop in the use of marijuana by the public.

In fact, cannabis use is associated with slower rates of injection initiation among at-risk youth, according to data published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review.  So why has the unfounded and terrible rumor about marijuana’s supposed “gateway” properties persisted in the public imagination for so long? In general, propaganda about cannabis has historically tended to play on fears that any substance other than tobacco, caffeine, and alcohol is immoral to use.

Despite the fact that alcohol use causes far more problems in society than marijuana, cannabis has been demonized as a threat to the general public since at least the early 20th Century.

Screenshot 2019-08-20 16.42.372. Marijuana Can’t be Purchased Online

While marijuana is now legal to purchase in countries such as Canada, there remains a common misconception in the public imagination that cannabis cannot be ordered online. In fact, contacting a mail order dispensary is now easier than ever; the myth about the illegality of online marijuana delivery services may come down to general confusion about the law’s application to substances sent through the mail.

3. Marijuana Robs Users of Their Ambition

As many people will tell you, an age-old stereotype of marijuana users is that they have no ambition or personal drive to succeed. In fact, some of the most successful individuals in history have regularly used marijuana. Astronomer and public intellectual Carl Sagan was known to be a lifelong cannabis smoker and advocate of the plant’s use, for example, and entrepreneur Steve Jobs regularly smoked marijuana prior to founding the Apple computing company.

Like the myth of marijuana as a “gateway drug,” rumors about cannabis taking away the ambition of users originated at a time of moral panic about marijuana consumption in society. In the United States, for example, politicians have cracked down for years on cannabis users in order to build a “tough on crime” reputation with voters. Unfortunately, misinformation spread by unscrupulous or uninformed politicians has allowed many myths about cannabis to flourish throughout the world.

4. Marijuana Use Can Cause Lung Cancer

While cigarettes and marijuana are both typically smoked by users, the similarities between the two seem to stop there. In a recent study at UCLA, in fact, scientists found no link between marijuana use and lung cancer; they even concluded that marijuana may do much to prevent the disease in regular users.

5. Current Marijuana Strains are More Potent

While marijuana growers have certainly had success in creating high-THC crops in recent years, myths about current cannabis strains being much more potent than strains from the 1960s and 1970s may be greatly exaggerated.

Indeed, studies about the potency of marijuana have tended to rely on samples confiscated by police in drug raids; these samples were often left in storage units for prolonged periods of time and undoubtedly lost much of their potency in the process.

While there may be some truth to the notion that current strains of cannabis have a slightly higher THC content than the strains of yesteryear, the general consensus among growers is that wider availability of cannabis and more efficient smoking methods have caused confusion about the strength of current strains.

While more and more people are learning about the benefits of marijuana, the truth is that much misinformation is still being spread about the drug’s effects. However, the legalization of marijuana in countries such as Canada and in US states such as Colorado and Oregon seems to be a sign that the general public is becoming more informed about the benefits of marijuana use.

 

 

Understanding The Medical and Recreational Benefits Of Cannabis

In 2012, the two states of Colorado and Washington sent shockwaves through the United States when they voted to legalize recreational cannabis. With these states legalizing, a domino effect has started around the country. As of 2019, the majority of states now have passed legalizations for recreational cannabis (11 states, including the District of Columbia), or medical cannabis (33 states).

People everywhere benefitted from these laws being passed. Consumers were able to go to the dispensaries for the first time to buy cannabis legally. Business owners set up dispensaries that people would flock to, and these businesses meant new employment opportunities for job seekers. Legal cannabis also saw revenue in cannabis-friendly states go nowhere but up.

With all of these new laws being passed in favor of cannabis comes a new awareness about the plant itself. More research about its medicinal qualities has come out in recent years. Cannabis is non-addictive and offers a variety of benefits for both medical and recreational users alike.

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Cannabis offers many medicinal qualities to patients for all kinds of conditions. Recently, the DEA considered the reclassification of cannabis as a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance. While they regrettably didn’t reclassify cannabis, they did express their support to the further research of the plant, and worked on processes to make it easier for researchers.

Over the years, many studies have been made as to just what sorts of conditions cannabis can treat. Medical cannabis can help people with the following conditions:

  • People with epilepsy: Cannabis (notably the CBD found in the cannabis plant) can be a big helper for people suffering from epilepsy and seizures. Studies done on people taking Epidiolex (an FDA approved drug made of CBD) who were suffering from seizures experienced a mild drop in seizure occurrences.
  • People with severe pain and inflammation: Cannabis can help treat pain, as the effects felt after smoking may help to relieve the feelings of pain people with chronic issues experience.
  • People with eating disorders: Folks with eating disorders can benefit from cannabis, because it can increase a patient’s appetite and encourage them to eat more. 
  • Cancer patients: Not only can cannabis help control the feelings of nausea associated with chemotherapy, but it can also help control the vomiting. Research suggests that cannabis might also be able to reduce or even kill cancer cells, and possibly even slow the growth of tumors.
  • Depression: People who suffer from anxiety or depression can greatly benefit from cannabis. Cannabis can provide a feeling of happiness, and can help someone suffering from depression enjoy the little things more.

As you can see, cannabis offers medical patients a whole lot of healing qualities. What about recreational users, then?

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The Recreational Benefits of Cannabis

Recreational cannabis has taken many states by storm. In some of the states where cannabis is legal, law enforcement has even seen a drop in drug related stops and arrests, as well as drops in drinking and driving incidents and violent crimes.

Recreational users experience several benefits from being able to enjoy cannabis. Not every recreational user is looking to “get stoned,” but rather enjoy the benefits offered by one of the most versatile plants on the planet.

  • Liven up social gatherings. Someone having some friends over to their house might enjoy breaking out some cannabis and sharing it. Many friends and social circles were built on smoking together, and it is still a bonding experience among both friends and families today. 
  • Have a great nightcap! There are many people in the world who start drinking the minute they get home from work to deal with the day’s stress. Recreational cannabis users look forward to going home and sparking up, then just enjoying some music or a good show on the couch. Another bonus: there are no hangovers from smoking cannabis. 
  • Cannabis can bring out your creativity. Anyone who considers themselves creative can reap some benefits from cannabis. A lot of musicians, writers, artists, and actors get inspired after a good smoke. Certain strains can really unlock your creativity and get those neurons firing!

Now that you know some of the benefits offered by medical and recreational cannabis, you have to decide how you’re going to enjoy it.

Luckily, whether you choose to smoke or vape your weed, there are plenty of options around to enhance and personalize your cannabis experience.

Smoking Cannabis

Smoking is the tried and true method. It’s faster and a little cheaper initially than vaping. All you have to do is find your flower and put it in your preferred smoking device, and you’re off to the races.

Speaking of smoking devices, there is no shortage of them on the market. Beautiful glass pipes and water vases of all sorts of different designs, hookahs, and more are on offer for you to choose from at dispensaries and head shops. You can also just roll up a good old fashioned joint and pass it around.

volcano vapingVaping Cannabis

Vaping has been in the public eye for a while in the form of nicotine delivery systems. Lately, legal states have sold a lot of cannabis vapes, too. You can choose from cannabis oil vaporizers or dry herb vaporizers.

Cannabis oil vapes are refillable tanks with batteries. You can buy your favorite type of THC or CBD oil and refill your tank whenever it gets low. These can be super convenient and very discreet.

Dry herb vapes are devices that heat up dried herb. These are perfect for relaxing at home. Just insert some fresh cannabis and press the button, and you’re good to go.

No matter which type of vape you want, you will have plenty of options available at your local dispensary or online. Many reputable and popular brands offer more vapor devices than ever nowadays, with popular kits like the Volcano Vaporizer for sale and more, you’ll find something that will agree with your personality and your wallet!

Puff, Puff, Pass

As we become more and more aware of the medical and recreational benefits of cannabis, more people will have access to it and more states will continue to legalize it. This is good news for anyone who is a cannabis enthusiast, or for anyone who depends on it for medical reasons.

What’s your story with cannabis? Are you a recreational or medical user, or maybe a little bit of both? Do you prefer smoking or vaping, and what are some of your favorite products?

Most Popular Glassware For 2019

Glassware is a staple in every modern day smoker’s arsenal. From one-hitters to chillums and ornate bongs, we all have our favorite smoking devices. With so many choices, how is a toker to make the right selection?  Here to provide a snapshot of what’s hot in 2019 is our look at the most popular glassware for 2019.

Bubblers

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What is a Bubbler?

A bubbler is similar to the bongs we all know and love. It is a water pipe, yet different in a few key ways. Bubblers feature a stem, bowl, mouthpiece, and a chamber that holds the water. Much like a traditional bong, the water acts to filter and cool the smoke, creating a smoother hit for the user. The biggest benefit of a bubbler is that it’s portable (basically a mini bong) that you can take on the go, yet still get the experience of smoking a regular bong.

Popular bubblers and styles in 2019:

  • Sherlock bubblers resemble the tobacco pipe that the classic Sherlock held. These stately pieces come in a variety of colors and designs.
  • There are cute bubblers featuring fun designs like a sea turtle or a commando tank.
  • Bubblers vary widely in shape, size, and color, allowing you to customize your own smoking experience.

The air chamber in a bubbler allows the smoke to cool as it passes over the water, reducing the harshness.

color changing pipeGlass Pipes

Glass pipes come in about as many styles, shapes and designs as you can dream up, making them a classic yet also contemporary addition to any smoker’s accessories.

For example, glass pipes made by Hemper provide fashionable one-hitters to help you express your personality while allowing for portability on the go.

mini peanut pipeSome popular options include:

  • A Double-Scoop Ice Cream hand pipe – This pipe allows you to put a different herb in each pipe or double up on your favorite flavor.
  • Lunar or Diamond pipes – These themed funnels intensify your draw for more powerful hits.
  • Mini Peanut Pipe – This is a classic bowl selection for any smoker.
  • Silicone Ice Cream pipes – A piece from one of Hemper’s collaborative lines, these pipes are made from Food & Medical Grade Silicone. They are easy to clean and hard to destroy.
  • Candy Cane Sherlock pipe – This pipe brings a festive spirit to your holiday smoke sessions.
  • Color Changing pipe – Hemper continues to show its innovative spirit with this pipe that changes from translucent colors to rich ones as you continually use your pipe.

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Find your Perfect Glassware for 2019

2019 has been a year full of surprises. Why not give yourself one more surprise with some new glassware. No matter the occasion, adding unique and stylish glassware to your collection can lift anyone’s spirits.

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From portable yet performance-minded bubblers, to stylish Sherlock showpieces, there’s literally something for everyone and every occasion on the market. Find your special glassware today and let us know how you enjoyed your session.
 

Marijuana Consumption: 5 Different Ways To Use Marijuana

Marijuana use is one of the most heated topics among policymakers, government officials, medical professionals and the general public in the US. The fact that marijuana can be used for recreational as well as medical purpose further aggravates the situation.

Currently, around 33 US states have legalized the use of medical marijuana, and ten states have also legalized the use of recreational marijuana. However, despite the fact that the states are stepping forward to legalize the use of marijuana, the federal government is still reluctant.

This disruptive scene of marijuana usage is not stopping people from consuming it. And when we talk about marijuana consumption, then smoking is not the only way. There are numerous options to consume marijuana, and the list is growing every day.

From eating, inhaling, and drinking, here are given the most popular ways to consume marijuana:

Smoking:

Smoking is the most common way of consuming marijuana in which you roll it into a cigarette, or use in pipe, cigar or hookah. People who want the immediate effect of marijuana prefer this method as smoke containing marijuana components immediately enters the body. And within a few minutes, you can start feeling ‘high’ – the impact of marijuana.

Vaping:

Those who prefer healthy marijuana consumption opt to vape. Grasscity vaporizers don’t produce smoke, so your lungs will not have to suffer the consequences of your desire to get ‘high’. No smoke means no toxic compounds and no toxic compounds mean the healthy experience of marijuana consumption.

There are different types of vaporizers including pens, the desktop version, and the hand-held version. But whatever is the case, they all offer healthy consumption experience.

Dabbing:

It is similar to vaping, but it quickly makes you ‘high’ than vaping. It uses THC extracted from marijuana plant in three types of concentrated forms: oil, soft solid and harsh solid form. Dabbing requires a lot of other gadgets including blowtorch, rig, etc., but those looking to get extremely ‘high’ don’t mind bearing all this hassle.

As concentrated marijuana is more potent, so mostly beginners are not recommended this type of marijuana consumption. However, if you still want to try it, then do it on your risk!

Drinking:

Imagine: what if you can have marijuana coffee, tea or beer? Yes, it is possible! Those who don’t want to smoke or inhale marijuana fumes also have the option to drink marijuana brewed coffee or beer.

Though it is not a popular way, maybe because it is difficult to brew it, but this option does exist to ditch inhaling bitter smoke.

Eating:

Consuming marijuana through edibles is also becoming common as it causes strong psychoactive effects which last for a long time. Edibles can be any food item, but most commonly used forms are bakery items including cakes, pastries, cookies or gums, lollipops, and candies.

You can also find cannabis induced cooking items to make your kind of edible dish with perks of marijuana.

 

No matter which way you opt to consume marijuana, it is better to stay at a moderate end so that you don’t have to face any trouble after getting super ‘high’.

Cannabis Activist Partners with Washington Traffic Safety Commission for Impaired Driving Awareness Campaign

WASHINGTON: Vivian McPeak, the executive director of Seattle Hempfest, has joined voices with Darrin Grondel, the director of the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission, to get a holiday season message out about the dangers of impaired driving. The pair participated in the production of a video promoting safe driving through awareness about the dangers of driving impaired on cannabis, alcohol, or other substances.

Vivian and DarrinPSA Video

“Seattle Hempfest takes a variety of measures in the interest of public safety, so this is just another aspect of that approach. We welcome the opportunity to get a message on impaired driving out farther than we could just by ourselves,” says McPeak. 

A recent survey showed that nine percent of Washingtonians report driving after cannabis and alcohol use. These people were also most likely to believe, mistakenly, that using cannabis after drinking helps sober them up. This combined effort puts a focus on advanced planning and alternative transportation.

“One of my personal pet peeves is folks driving after mixing alcohol and cannabis, which is a recipe for driving impaired,” says McPeak. “Driving under the influence of alcohol or cannabis increases your chance of getting a DUI as well as having a car crash. The smartest approach is to use an alternative mode of transportation,” he adds.

“Safety is no accident, it takes planning and forethought. If people plan before they party everybody wins,” McPeak continued.

Free Lyft Tickets

We are looking forward to distributing free $20 vouchers for Lyft rides on Tuesday Dec 11 at Uncle Ike’s Smoke Shop at 2310 E Union St in Seattle, and Wednesday, Dec 12 at Piece of Mind at 2808 E 30th Ave in Spokane.  “We hope everyone will come down to these stores and get a free Lyft voucher to help them plan before they party this season, “ says McPeak. “A little common sense goes a long way.”