Avoid these mistakes when making marijuana edibles

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The holiday season is upon us therefore it’s time to break out the baking utensils and warm up the oven.  Impress your friends this year with bangin cannabis cookies, cakes, or any other cannabis delicacies you can dream up. Before you start baking up a storm learn about the following common mistakes to avoid while making marijuana edibles. 

Even if you have been making cannabis edibles for years you may be making mistakes you had no idea about.  Just because an edible “gets the job done” doesn’t mean that you have a great product. With these helpful tips you may be able to get a product that tastes nicer, that’s easier to make, and saves you more time and money. There is not one surefire way to make the best edibles; it’s all about experimenting. Although if you avoid some of the common mistakes you will end up a lot happier with your end product.

Grind the bud coarsely with a hand grinder

If your edibles have a grassy taste then you might be making the mistake of grinding your bud too finely.  For some reason many recipes will tell you to finely grind the cannabis bud, but this is   mistake. What you are really trying to extract is the bud’s resinous trichomes which are on the bud not inside it. So what happens when you grind the bud too much is that it will put chlorophyll into your canna oil which gives it an unwanted taste along with turning it green. Another problem is that you will not be able to strain out the unwanted plant material.  The best way to avoid this issue is to grind the bud coarsely with a hand grinder after it has been decarboxylated in the oven. The cannabinoids will bind to the oil with a course grind without adding in unwanted plant material....

The best reasons why you should grow your own marijuana

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As a cannabis consumer you probably have at some point considered growing your own crop. Home cannabis cultivation has become much more popular since new cannabis laws have come into place. More and more states are offering some forms of cultivation provisions and if you live in one of these states then why not pick up growing as a fun hobby. Even if you never grew anything in your life besides a beer belly there are enough resources nowadays that will teach you how to grow a decent marijuana plant.

One of the most obvious reasons why you should start growing your own weed is that you will have an abundance to consume for yourself.  No more desperate trips to the dispensary hoping they are still open or that they have your favorite bud in stock. At the end of harvest you will have kilos to consume. If you have friends that also grow then it is fun to share and trade some of the harvest. Don’t feel like you will be restricted to only growing in the summer. Plenty of home operations take it indoors to have a steady supply all year round.

Do it yourself

You know the saying if you want it done right, do it yourself. Growing your own marijuana plants will put you in total control of the cultivation process. So, if you want organic bud then grow organically. If you desire hydroponically grown bud, then go for it.  You will be the master creator. This may be especially important to those that are concerned with the having pesticides, fungicides, or other chemicals on their bud. Those that are consuming marijuana for medical reasons may have weakened immune systems where it is more important that they consume high quality clean marijuana. You don’t always know exactly what you are getting if you buy cannabis, especially on the black market therefore growing your own bud will be the best way to go....

How to choose the right marijuana vaporizer

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It’s no secret anymore that vaping is one of the safest and best ways to consume cannabis. Using a vaporizer helps you get rid of 95% of the smoke that you would normally inhale. In place of inhaling all that smoke you only get the good stuff like THC and other cannabinoids. Vaporizing may also increase the yield of anti-inflammatory terpenoids that calm the brain, alleviate lung irritation, and reduce inflammation.

You may have already known about the many benefits of vaping cannabis or cannabis oil, but with so many different kinds of vaporizers on the market it can seem like a daunting task to decide which one you should buy that fits your needs. The upside with so many vaporizers on the market is that you are sure to find one that fits your lifestyle and your budget.

The first thing you should decide is whether or not you want a portable one or a desktop vape. If you only consume cannabis at home then a nice desktop unit will do you good. However, if you want a small, portable unit to use on the go then there are plenty of options out there.
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The incredible benefits of microdosing marijuana

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In a cannabis market that seems to be obsessed with increasing the THC concentration in marijuana the idea of microdosing may seem silly.  However, sometimes less is indeed more. Microdosing is a growing trend as consuming cannabis becomes more accepted. Microdosing is simply consuming small amounts of marijuana so that you can still feel perceptible sensations. Because you are not getting a regular dose, you don’t actually surpass the “high” threshold. Thus, you feel on the verge of high and you can still keep your wits about you.

Those practicing microdosing still reap the medical benefits of THC while avoiding psychoactive effects that can interfere with daily life. Michelle Ross, founder of IMPACT network, a nonprofit organization that uses empirical medical research to find new treatments for patients using cannabis, says, “Most people don’t know about microdosing. They just blast their system with cannabis or high amounts of THC, and that is not always the best approach for whatever condition they have.”

Dustin Sulak, an osteopathic physician that treats a lot of his patients with microdoses of cannabis, says, “When you raise the dose sometimes you get diminished benefits, and sometimes you get the opposite of what you are looking for.” An example of this is that a small amount of cannabis relieves anxiety, but taking too much of it can actually cause it.

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Try new ways to smoke marijuana continued

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In the previous post we talked about many ways to consume marijuana, however, there is just so many more ways to consume it that we had to do a follow up. Some are very common, others quite creative. In fact so creative that only a cannabis consumer could have come up with it either while high already or desperate for a toke and with no rolling papers in sight. Not that consuming marijuana one particular way ever gets boring, but it’s fun and exciting to mix things up once in awhile. 

A common alternative to smoking a joint is a using a hand pipe. A hand pipe is one of the most convenient ways to smoke marijuana.  They are small, portable, they look awesome, and they are easy to use. Hand pipes have gone from a simple glass pipe to nowadays where they often look like pieces of art. Some people even collect them because they can be so beautiful and creative.

Buy one or Make one

If you want to see how truly high you can get, like borderline pass out high, then consider trying a gravity bong.  This is the economical stoner’s go-to for getting super blazed without using a lot of weed. Sure, you can buy a gravity bong, but you can also make one. Try it before you buy it. All you will need is a 2-liter bottle, a bucket, water, a bowl piece (like the one from a bong) and your bud of choice. Fill the bucket with water. Cut a bit less than half off the bottle from the bottom and put it right side up into the water. You will use the cap of the bottle as a bowl holder by making a hole in the cap big enough to put your bowl in it to that it sits nicely. Pack then light the bowl while at the same time slowly lift up the bottle from the water. This will trap the smoke inside. Be sure not to pull the bottle out off the water or else all your beautiful marijuana smoke will be lost. Now remove the cap and suck out all the smoke you can handle. Sit back and enjoy the ride.
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