Responsible Recreational Cannabis Adventuring

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Responsibility Is Your Mindset

 

In Canada, cannabis is legal from a medical standpoint, and is promised to be one day recreationally legalized under the new Liberal Government of Justin Trudeau. Also, throughout 23 states, cannabis is legal for either recreational and/or medical, and is ever growing. But let’s be honest here,  having a valid medical marijuana “prescription” doesn’t mean much anymore these days. People will always have a desire to be free, and they will always throw caution to the wind when it comes to law, personal freedoms, and liberty. This especially is true when it comes to the use of cannabis and the laws that encompass it globally. This brings us to the underground use of recreational weed, and all it’s taboo. Who ever thought that in America that recreational weed would be legal (not federally, only per state)? I certainly didn’t. But I suppose my guess was as good as anyone else’s. Whether it’s legal or not, medical or not, people consume it. If you have pondered exploring recreational marijuana and are needing some guidance, then you are at the right blog. Staying safe, mindful and AWARE of your environment and experience is important.  Therefore, getting high “recreationally” means preparing ahead of time.

Prepare Ahead of Time

Planning ahead will get you prepared better for those OOPS I FORGOT moments, and for those HOW DO I GET HOME moments, because we are responsible for our own safety and wellbeing. If you are planning some good old fashioned adventuring, try setting up a carpool of friends with one designated driver. If you don’t have a ride and don’t mind transit, plan your route and destinations ahead of time and make sure to put the correct information on your smartphone. Remember that if you aren’t a chronic toker, not to drive while high. New laws are forming in North America, and have huge repercussions if are caught. It just isn’t worth it.

 

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Arrange a ride for your peace of mind.

Never rely on others to have bongs and papers for you, honestly, it’s lame and you should always bring your own gear even if you only adventure casually. And hey ladies, PLEASE invest in a Hurley backpack or a Pelican for your gear because it just works better on many levels. And these work great for glass and dab gear on the go, and it fits personal things like a wallet, keys and lip balm. Another tip for you beautiful sisters out there is not to wear heels when adventuring on cannabis because you will soon realize how uncomfortable you feel. Dress comfortable head to toe and always pack a hoodie just in case. When it comes to packing devices like torches, make sure you pack a full can of butane for easy refills as your day turns to night. You’ll be the one who remembered to bring the tane 😉

When you are out adventuring, you can bring your wallet, but always also bring a realistic budget. Cannabis is expensive unless you know people, in which case, good for you! Leave your credit card at home if you can help it. One tends to blow more money when they are high and besides, you don’t want to be kicking yourself in the ass the next day over a THC hangover. Recreational cannabis, means sticking to your budget. And don’t forget that weed makes you hungry, so bring enough cash for munchies and food fan fare.

Socializing & Cannabis Etiquette

Germs aren’t cool, but we can’t always escape them. When you do share, try the cupping technique where lips only touch your hand. Mindful toking like rolling and smoking your own without sharing, is becoming more popular with illnesses and seasonal virus’. What has become more popular recently is known as bud swapping. Trading a friend a nug for a nug is a socially acceptable fair trade deal that creates dialogue among its admirers and fans. Trading buds also means you don’t have to share it right away, but roll it for when you want it, or pop it in your bong and pass it around!

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A toke is taken without directly placing mouth on the joint by doing a hand cupping technique. This is popular for hygiene and for stopping the spread of germs.

When it comes to sharing glass, and tools, it’s best to keep alcohol wipes and a lighter handy to sterilize your mouthpiece after you’ve opted to share it. If you don’t want to share your stuff, do not expect others to share, but if they do, maybe learn to share too. Besides, we often learn by setting better examples for each other. This doesn’t mean you have to give your shatter or weed all away, but be positive and offer out if others offer you the same. Reciprocation means a happy experience and establishing good relationships within your community.

When you get home safe, remember to check in with your friends if you used transit, and text them to let them know you made it home safely. If you drop someone off, text them when you get home. Being mindful enough to let someone know you made it home safe will end the night with everyone at ease. Remember tokers, you can get high, but can be responsible doing it. Happy responsible recreational cannabis adventuring everyone!

 

 

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Feel Dabtastic! Your Safe Guide to Cannabis Concentrates

If you haven’t tried cannabis extracts yet, take it upon yourself to read this article as your guide to researched information and educational information based on my personal experiences. I have progressively dissected a plethora of feedback in regards to the makers of these products and by people who consume them. This has shown me that dabbing is not only a culture of like-minds, but that it is also used for optimizing overall inner balance and wellness. I myself dab everyday to correct my anxiety, and to align a clear path of awareness and consciousness. However, I did not dive into “dabbing” just overnight. Just like respecting any other drug, weaning into dabs is far safer than diving into them. Doing too much concentrates can have scary yet harmless adverse side effects like vomiting, paranoia, anxiousness and low blood pressure to name a few. This could potentially scare you away from ever wanting to try it again. So respect the decision to dab and respect the drug for what it is, concentrated. I always say this: your first experience in anything should ALWAYS be a positive one. My first dabbing experience was budder concentrates, that came from my dear friend Neil Magnuson. A pinch of this amazing extract sent my entire body into a pillowy cloud where I felt physically and spiritually connected within myself. It was the beginning of something quite wonderful for me and I haven’t looked back with any regret. Today, I enjoy a variation of cannabis extracts, and decided to write this for anyone who may be interested in learning how to enjoy concentrates and dabs safely.

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Types of Cannabis Concentrates and Their Processes.

As a rule, I prefer only clean, quality made/derived cannabis concentrate products. They look, feel and taste different, and are made in different variations. For instance, cannabis oil is sometimes also referred to as hash oil, RSO” a.k.a. “Rick Simpson Oil “,  honey oil, or  Cherry oil.  But remember to leave the extraction methods to the EXPERTS!

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Cannabis THC Oil

And then there is cannabis hash or hashish, that was believed to have originated in Morocco. Hash is the most natural THCA cannabis available.  This amazing cannabis concentrate is usually made from cannabis flowers being agitated and then dry sifted, and is sometimes pressed. OR instead, the flowers are ice water extracted and poured through different sizes of micron bags. This results in the collection of strictly the  trichome heads and resin glands, unveiling the purest medicine of the flower. This collection is then cured and dehydrated by being carefully placed on cardboard, or special dehydrating mats. There a plethora of hash variations available to enjoy and sample, and I personally and highly recommend that it be tried at least once.

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Moroccan Brick Hashish

A newer type of concentrate is Budder or Wax, made mostly from butane sources, and sometimes propane and other fuel like applications. These are usually NOT clarified or purged after the main process. About this wax…..this is wax residue that is found in canned butane and is used as an aerosol transportation application in most butane cans. The waxiness is often the leftover wax from that butane directly after the initial processing of the cannabis flowers. THIS is what leaves that “waxy” feel and appearance. It is not directly harmful, but can be harsher and be harder on the lungs for sure. Budder in medibles is not good either as it cannot be digested  due to the fact it is not food grade wax. However, when dabbed on a nail, it somehow leaves behind the amazing terpenes and natural cannabis oils  which is an absolute delight to hit.

Shatter, Pull and Snap (viscosity difference, soft to hard, you can pull and then snap it), and/or Glass (harder and much more solid, it usually goes flying if it’s picked at the wrong way) are also made from butane or propane cannabis extraction just like the wax and budder are, BUT are then immediately purged through commercial grade chamber ovens with attached vacuums for clearing out the wax residuals. It is processed this way for a stable 72-96 hours. This processing results in high grade cannabis concentrates and is much cleaner on the hit. These varieties have stepped up the game in this particular culturally driven dab lifestyle market.

Sugarwax was best explained to me as when the terpenes become separated from it’s other cannabinoid compounds, during the process of an unstable and longer 120 hour oven and vacuum purge (C/O WOW Concentrates Purveyor), rather than the previously mentioned normal 72-96 hour oven and vacuum purge that makes shatter and pull and snap. It appears shiny, crystally and sugary and it also smells and tastes amazing.

Rosin is the newest of concentrates, and is resulted when cannabis oils are collected through heat and severe pressure (a.k.a. flat iron and clamp method or t-shirt press method). It is considered to be one of the purest extraction methods and a great DIY hobby if you eventually can get into it.

Live Resin is when the fresh harvested cannabis is extracted with BHO and immediately made into concentrate, rather than using dried, cured flowers. Considered to be the freshest cannabis concentrate that is readily available.

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Shatter/Pull & Snap

How to Obtain Cannabis “Anything” (in North America).

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Necessities, Utilities, & Dab Tool Essentials.

Basically you need a few big things, and then a few little things to follow as you become more into dabbing. First important investment is glass. Glass, as in, a water percolator style bong or pipe that can accommodate just about anything you decide to feed it. Versatility is key in a first glass purchase. You can save cash and buy a Red Eye or Hoss style manufactur made one until you can afford a locally blown collector piece or more expensive factory made one. You should buy one that is portable, and make sure to buy it a good durable case as it’s home when not in use. You may spend a little more on a case than the glass, but believe me, it is worth the investment long term. You can always use it for more expensive future glass you may purchase and it will protect your glass from almost any environment. These two go hand in hand, so be prepared to spend a few bucks. Secondly, you will need a proper sized TITANIUM or QUARTZ nail for the glass piece you are buying. If you already decided that you don’t like torches because it perhaps intimidates you, I might suggest to try an electric nail. They come in titanium and ceramic. They are known to be pricey, but are genuinely safer than a hot blowing flame, and you would never need butane either if you purchased one. You simply just need electricity to get it hot. Ask your local head shop retailer what nails are best and which one would work for your new glass piece, so you can customize your dab gear. In addition, it’s VERY IMPORTANT to properly “season”  your nail before you first use it. Click on the word “season” to learn how. If you don’t get an electric nail, then you will need a blowtorch. A chef’s blowtorch is cheaper than an electric nail by far, and can be purchased at almost any hardware store or local head shop. Oh btw, you will need butane for it, and a lot on hand, always. Quartz nails are great and are now more affordable. They also compliment terpenes so beautifully. You can also buy glass and ceramic nails, but in all honesty, glass nails are poor quality as they don’t retain heat for a long period and don’t get hot quite enough. Ceramic is nice, but can also be expensive.

The last thing you will need are concentrate application tools, like a dental style pic, spoon, carb-cap or dabber. This will allow you to apply different types of the concentrates onto the heated nail. These tools come in various styles,  and in metals  such as stainless steel and titanium. I personally, prefer carb caps for the extra punch it gives. Never hit off a red hot nail, as it should never be more than 710 degrees as a rule.

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Your First Dab Should Be A Little One.

Here’s a question for you. Where are you with cannabis in your life? Do you use it once in awhile (1-2 times per month)? Or are you using it more often than not (1-2 times a day)? Our physical and mental systems have cannabinoid tolerance levels, like anything else, and to ensure we do not overdo cannabis concentrates, we need to examine the cannabis usage within ourselves, prior to our first concentrate dab. I recommend to try it with someone who has experience in dabbing. Make sure you trust them not to feed you a huge first dab. It’s not called slabbing afteral, it’s called dabbing. Keep them tiny until you get use to the effects. And make sure to take your time when dabbing, taking breaks. NEVER operate any machinery high on dabs! Don’t drive if you don’t have to either. This is responsible recreational. Dabs hit hard and can make you feel heavier. As you get use to them, you will balance. Have a dabtastic time!

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Just a Dab’ll do Ya 🙂

Cannabis, Psychedelics & Sex

How To Easily Intensify Your Sex Life

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When we think of sex, some of us obsess over it, some of us just love it when we can get it, and some of us just don’t care for the marital-like “chore”. But when we look at the days when sex was good in our lives, those reflections in time possibly included smoking a joint and then unleashing the inhibitions, surrendering to our sexy selves. Well, at least this was my experience.

In my later teens, 16+, some of the best sex I explored was high on cannabis, psilocybin and LSD. And some of that remarkable sex also included amazing wall climbing orgasms that put me outside of myself, in a good ways of course. But low and behold, nothing is quite as good as having sex while high on cannabis along with a partner that is also high on cannabis. Heightening pleasures mesh with one another that fiercely escalate into beautiful releases of gripping satisfaction. So how does cannabis make this so? In my earlier blog, I wrote about how humans are naturally cannabis deficient and wrote about CB1 & CB2 receptors in the brain. It literally and scientifically has to do with this. Due to the fact that the receptors with cannabis can allow natural brain hormones to function normally, that marriage of cannabis and our receptors also allow us to optimally feel relaxed, uninhibited, comfortable and sexy within ourselves. This then paves way for the splendid explorations of each other’s desires without any tensions and/or mental roadblocks, which can lead to the biggest, intense orgasms known to us.

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When I later explored psilocybin and LSD, I also found that it peaked my sexual arousal levels and I would often find myself hot and bothered if I had enough in my system. The difference than cannabis is though other than the obvious hallucinations, is that the “sex-trip” experience needs to be explored with someone who is very experienced with them, and obviously with someone you really trust. Or, masturbation is also amazing to try. As a first experience, I recommend to try “cannabis-sex” first, and then having at least five good normal “trips” on psychedelics before exploring actual “trippy-sex”. Keep also in mind, that trippy-sex is not for everyone…….but it is for me 😉

 

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Why Cannabis Might Be Right for You

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A Beginner’s Guide to Exploring Cannabis

If you aren’t sure if cannabis is right for you, and are curious about trying it, here are a few things to consider before trying it for the first time.

  • Medical conditions that need aiding.

If you are seeking the use of cannabis for medical purposes, cannabis might be a candidate for your ailment(s). Research has proven cannabis to be an effective pain reliever, anti-nauseant, anti-inflammatory, appetite enhancer, sleep inducer, libido enhancer, mood enhancer as well as possessing anti-cancer properties. THCA (tetrahydrocannabinolic acid) and CBD (cannabidiol) are compounds found in cannabis that when heated  (when heated, turns THCA to THC or tetrahydrocannabinol) or ingested, have known medicinal values. Our human anatomy responds to the use of cannabis through our CB1 and CB2 receptors in our brain, which allow the body to feel balanced and connected as a whole. Cannabis is fitting to our bodies anatomy because it is natural and makes us feel good. In theory, we really are cannabis deficient and need it to fit our receptors in order to feel optimized.

  • Sick of taking pain pills.

Do your prescribed pain pills cause you to nod off, black out, or have you suffered liver damage from pharmaceutical pain pills? Cannabis can replace the pain pills and, can be easily managed by ingestion for optimal pain relief. Small low doses ranging from 10mg THC to 20mg THC is recommended for the first time when eating cannabis because it behaves different than smoked, and can leave you nodding off, throwing up, or becoming dizzy if you ingest too much too soon. Moderation, low doses or small portions, are the keys to enjoying medible delights. If you discover eating cannabis treats doesn’t suffice, try increasing the dose 10 mg every four hours. If it’s too much, drink real orange juice to reverse any negative effects, and then try to lay down until you feel better. Also, vaporizing cannabis in a vaporizer at a medium-high heat for the first time ( at approximately  300 Celsius), will set up up comfortably. This temperature and method will guide you as to where you are going for a head high without getting you too stoned, too quickly. The key is to go low and slow so you don’t get adverse effects like paranoia or an unexpected rapid heart rate. This should be a pleasant first time cannabis experience that you can build on for a long term therapy regime. In addition, unlike pain pills, cannabis come in a variety of strains that if you change them up daily, will jog the effects of unstable pain control. So you can always stay on top of your pain just by simply using a variety of different cannabis  strains.

  • Mental Health is serious.

Life is hard, let’s face it, we aren’t wired to cope properly. Things happen in life, situations, events, losses, gains, trauma, and we find ourselves ultimately defeated by our own managing system, our mind, our thinking mule. Coping debilitates us, shuts us down, builds up walls, ruins relationships, jobs are lost and sometimes even homelessness. Without a proper state of mind (an optimistic one if you will), one could get beaten down by their own mental battles. Cannabis helps nourish and uplifts dopamine and serotonin levels naturally and easily. When using cannabis daily, the suffering, grievances, and emotional pain are no longer magnified, and the heavy dead weights become diminished. Cannabis helps clear away mental clouds so one can regain their ability to see light again. It allows one to focus on self-healing and wellness, as the stresses start to dissipate. It is a perfect tool for finding one’s self again.

  • Gardening is a natural healer too.

Growing cannabis can be the most rewarding experience one can endure. Minus the laws in other countries, in Canada 40,000+ patients have a legal garden in which they can grow their prescription. I have had the pleasure of growing cannabis and know first hand how wonderful it can be. From seedling, to sexing, to flower to cure to the ritual smoke, the whole cannabis growing experience is one to truly experience. It initiates a relationship between human and flower where things like love, feeding, watering and harvesting can become a mothering bond. This allows a lot of brain hormones to function, warding away any negative headspace. It is also somewhat time consuming, so it also makes a good distraction.

  • Become a part of the global cannabis movement because activism is good for the soul.

Cannabis brings people together like no other thing in this universe. There’s nothing like showing up to a protest at 7 a.m. with all of your friends smoking a big fat joint. Cannabis undeniably bonds friendships, and engages people to come together for so many reasons! Rallies, protests, fundraisers, and cannabis contests are just a few things we do as cannabis activists. Cannabis itself, draws its fans together to celebrate it’s attributes, reigning in so many countries across the world. But unfortunately cannabis is mostly illegal globally. The good news is, is that there is real power in numbers. Unity can be loud voice for political cannabis resistance. Until cannabis is fully legalized globally, we must help one another create awareness, educate our politicians and communities, and set good examples for the changes we want to see on a global scale. The only true crime about cannabis is the fact that it’s mostly illegal. Fighting cannabis prohibition is spiritually uplifting because it is doing something good for our future generations, and gets us back to what’s right.

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