The Oldies (Lesser Known) Marijuana Songs

Marijuana and music are a natural combination. Countless musicians have either used cannabis to help unleash their creativity to write and compose music or to help them let go and perform at their best.

Here are some of the best songs ever written about cannabis. Note: I left out songs that aren’t explicitly about marijuana.

Every marijuana connoisseur knows all the ‘classic’ weed songs by groups like Cypress Hill, or Kotton Mouth Kings. Here are some from a little deeper in the bargain bin.

Number 10:

Sweat Leaf by Black Sabbath. I always wondered if the makers of Sweat Leaf tea know about this song? I think that granny on the bottle rocking out to Sabbath is an awesome image.

Number 9:

Don’t Bogart that Joint by Little Feat. I really like the message of sharing in this song.

Number 8:

Muddy Waters Champagne and Reefer. Classic blues with a pro-legalization slant.

“ Well you know there should be no law

on people that want to smoke a little dope.

Well you know it’s good for your head

And it relax your body don’t you know. ”

Number 7:

When I get low I get High by Ella Fitzgerald. Sure sounds like a good idea to me!

“ But I’m not gonna holler

’cause I’ve still got a dollar

And when I get low

Oooo I get high “

Number 6:

Fats Waller The Reefer Song. Nobody did it like the jazz artist of the 30s and 40s.

Number 5:

Seeds and Stems (again) as Commander Cody says “are you ready for the saddest song ever?”

Number 4:

Don’t Step on the Grass, Sam by Steppenwolf is call for legalization of marijuana and condemnation of the government.

“ Well it’s evil, wicked, mean and nasty

(Don’t step on the grass, Sam)

And it will ruin our fair country

(Don’t be such an ass, Sam)

Well, it will hook your Sue and Johnny

(You’re so full of bull, Sam)

All will pay that disagree with me

(Please give up you already lost the fight alright) “

Number 3:

Roll Another Number (for the road) by Neil Young is perfect for karaoke. It’s deliciously twangy and easy to sing along to.

Number 2:

Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 by Bob Dylan. Who can forget being a young kid and hearing this song for the first time and giggling their butt off? I can’t remember for sure, but I’m thinking the first time I heard this song, Cheech and Chong were involved somehow.

Number 1:

Nobody is cooler than Cab Calloway and his song Reefer Man is a swinging classic. Depending on your point of view it might not be the most pro marijuana song ever, but it sure is catchy.

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How Long Does Marijuana Stay in Your System?

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THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) can stay in a person’s body for as long as 3 to 90 days after smoking a bong or being ingested orally.

There are numerous determining factors for how long drug toxins stay in your body that differ from person to person, such as the method of use, your health, your body weight, metabolism, fluid intake, the type of drug, and the level of exposure to the drug toxin.

THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)

Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, one of nearly 400 chemicals in a cannabis plant, accounts for most of marijuana’s psychoactive mind-altering and medicinal effects. The potency of the drug is determined by the amount of THC it contains which varies from plant to plant. Marijuana stays in your system for different amounts of time depending on how often you smoke it, how much you smoke, and the composure of each individual.

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If you smoke cannabis occasionally, it can remain in your system for up to 10 days. If you smoke marijuana on a regular basis, it can remain in your system for as long as 45 days. If you are a chronic cannabis smoker then THC can stay inside your system for up to 90 days.

Why is that?

Because marijuana is fat soluble. It stores in the fat cells of the body, the brain, the liver, the kidneys, and most other significant organs.

Delta-9-THC enters your bloodstream rapidly after smoking (in just few short minutes) or more slowly when ingested orally (40 minutes to 1.5 hours). It’s rapidly metabolized into inert molecules known as metabolites. These chemicals also have the word Tetrahydrocannabinol in them and are known as THC, which can be quite confusing.

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Delta-9-THC is detectable in your blood for a couple of hours, but none of the active chemicals can found in your urine and none is stored in the fatty tissues like the liver and brain.

What most drug tests look for is not the lingering delta-9-thc, but the metabolites created as a byproduct. These usually linger around in your body fluids and organs for some time until it is disposed of when you go to the bathroom.

It is those metabolites that are detected in the body organs and urine, long after the effects of Delta-9-THC have worn off. These metabolites can even linger over 90 days. For occasional users, an average of 13 days was recorded. Some individuals had metabolites detectable for only three days. Others found the substances still in their urine after up to 30 days.

The only way to figure out how long cannabis stays in your system is to test it yourself. You would need to go and purchase tests kits at your local CVS. The ones at the Dollar store are worthless. You then enjoy a bowl and start testing yourself.

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Many people would believe this is a waste of their time. Fortunately, I have been able to test myself and secure a job multiple times after smoking cannabis. I figured out that cannabis stayed in my system for 15 days. It is better to know for sure than to guess. That way you can control your usage in a better way and still have a good time!

Everyone is different and some may have more cells metabolites can attach to. I’ve personally known friends who have passed tests the same day as smoking. This is just an example and I highly suggest you stay away from trying to pass a drug test after smoking the same day. I believe he happened to pass the test because he was very thin had little to no extra fatty tissues.

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How To Clone Your Marijuana Plant Made Simple

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There is no better way to keep the quality and integrity of an exceptional marijuana plant, than to create an exact duplicate of it. Luckily, in her infinite wisdom, Mother Nature provided the means of doing that. I’m going to teach you how you can start with Marijuana Cloning!

The basics of cloning marijuana plants

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I’m not going to go over the fundamentals of the botanic reproduction cycle, nor do I plan on explaining the process of regeneration at the molecular level. I also will not bore you to tears outlining things like oxygen and soil conditions. Today I will tell you how I clone my favorable marijuana crops.

Go buy the materials needed.

To begin with, there’s a couple of things you want to pick up prior to cloning cannabis. The best places to go would be either a Walmart, Lowes or Home Depot. Make sure to grab some extra more miracle-gro moisture control potting soil while you’re there. Can never have enough.

Grab plant rooting hormone

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For cloning cannabis, we need to grab some plant rooting hormone. You can find it in the plant section or the garden center, which all stores should have. Most will be on the side of the store. Look for a fence and flowers, that’s where you can find most of your growing supplies.

If you have any problems finding it, you can always ask the clerk. On the other hand, if you don’t want to call attention to yourself, you can find it by spending some time and looking.

Grab peat pellets

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Now you need some peat pellets for cloning your cannabis. Most garden centers seem to supply trays of twenty-five. You want to look for the larger pellets. These will be used with the soil to create an enriched grow medium. Check out the image below so that you can get an idea what it is where looking for. You can also do a simple Google search for peat pellets to see if local shops sell any locally.

Anyway, they usually put the peat pellets with the pots and planters. Sometimes they have a display at the checkout counter (in the garden center) so be sure to check there as well.

Mixing the soil for cloning cannabis

Now, head on home, and follow the directions below to create your cloning cannabis in grow medium:

First you need to gather a few household items and prepare a few things:

  • Razor blade: Any kind will due as long as it is sharp and clean, and by clean I mean not rusty or dripping with oil. If it looks clean just wash it off carefully with a paper towel and use it.
  • Planter or container: seven or eight inches in diameter, and seven or eight inches high. Whatever you decide to use will probably work, but you’ll want to fill it with potting soil same as you would for any start or transplant. You will need one per clone.
  • Shallow dish or bowl: Filled with some water, deep enough to dip the stem in without touching the base of the container.
  • Peat pellets: These you’ll need to wet down and expand completely, it should look like a tiny brown blown up saucer, or whatever, when they are fully saturated. Just follow the instructions that comes on the packaging. You’ll use one of these per clone.
  • Plant rooting hormone: The best thing to do would be to pour or scoop appropriate amount into a clean and dry small container and place it next to the bowl of water.

Cloning your cannabis plant

Now you are ready to clone your marijuana crops. It is always best to work on a desk or a flat surface. Make sure you have everything in reach since it’s important to get a freshly trimmed clone to its grow medium as quickly as possible.

Using a toothpick or small poker, clear a small hole about a quarter inch deep into the tops of each peat pellet. The hole has to be just as wide as the stalks of the clippings.

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Assuming your marijuana plant is doing well and has lots of new growth, carefully pick a small branch. Estimate at least a quarter to half inch distance from the stem and cut it off on a slight angle from the host plant.

cut it off on a slight angle from the host cannabis plant

Without touching the cut end of the marijuana clone dip it into the water and then into the plant rooting powder.

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Now carefully insert your clone into the hole you’ve prepared in the peat pellet. Try not to disturb the power, which has stuck to the cut end.

Gently press the top of the pellet to close the hole around the stem. Finally, bury your marijuana clone within a quarter inch of the top of the pellet. The plant into the awaiting planter.

Cloning marijuana success

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You can look at your new marijuana clone as a new beginning. At first you will see your cannabis clone wither and sag within the first ten to fifteen minutes. There is nothing to worry about as long as you see the clone spring back to life in a few hours. This is the best part of cloning your own cannabis plant. You get to see life spring up in front of you, literarily.

Here is a helpful hint for the serious growers: If you are cloning from multiple plants be sure to index and identify the clones. You always want to be able to match your plant to their prospective hosts.

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What to do When You Have the Munchies

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It’s 8pm on a rainy Wednesday evening and you’ve invited friends over to kick back, smoke a bowl, and Netflix-and-chill.

Like that’s never been done before?

Right around 15 minutes after the last joint smoked the subject of food comes up. The question is: do you order a pizza or check the kitchen cabinets? Most of us would steer clear of the kitchen, especially if there’s no food that would satisfy your munchies.

You know what I mean, the stuff that instantly pops out at you with bright colors and high sugar content. These foods are quite high-friendly. Some examples might be: Tombstone Deluxe Frozen Pizzas, Strawberry Pop-Tarts, or Sour Cream and Onion Pringles. Sure, you could go through all 64 individually wrapped slices of Kraft American cheese, but what you really want is a meal to satisfy your munchies.

You don’t have any good food you say? Quit crying and take a closer look. Most of us have lots of food in our cabinets that’s been there for several months. This could amount to a feast in most third world countries. We’ve just been too finicky, or too lazy, to actually cook something, or just hit the bong too much.

How do I know? Because I’ve been there, man.

Below you’ll see a few pictures taken of my fridge and cabinets. Below them, in no particular order, is a basic description of their contents. Use your imagination and create the best meal possible. Entries will be judged on menu depth, creativity, and overall yumminess. Just e-mail us your meal with a breakdown of how each dish is put together. Make sure you use only ingredients specified below.

Good Luck!

FRIDGE – MAIN

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FRIDGE – SIDE

food to eat when you have the munchies

(Yes, wayyy too many condiments.)

CABINET

whats the best thing to do when you have the munchies

Condiments:

Hellmann’s Mayonnaise

Worcestershire Sauce

Pickle Relish

Louisiana Hot Sauce

Yellow Mustard

Soy Sauce

A1 Sauce

Tartar Sauce

Heinz Ketchup

Plochman’s Premium Stone Ground Mustard

Chicken Broth

Apricot Preserves

Grape Jelly

Strawberry Jelly

Hershey’s Syrup

Quart of Picante Sauce

Roasted Garlic & Herb Prego Sauce

3 1/2 Tomatoes

Semi-Fresh Cilantro

Horseradish

1 Gallon Margarita Mix

Loaf of 7 Grain Bread

5 Eggs

Gouda Cheese

Havarti Cheese

7 Slices of American Cheese

Romano/Parmesan Cheese

Whipped Cream

Newman’s Dijon Lime Salad Dressing

Western Dressing

Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing

Dill Pickles

Vlasic Sweet Gherkins

Stuffed Queen Olives

Two Bottles Champagne

One Bottle Bordeaux

Minced Garlic

4 Sticks of Butter

1/2 tub Philly Cream Cheese

3 Split Chicken Breasts

1 1/2 lbs. Ground Turkey

Cabinet:

Box of Thin Spaghetti Pasta

1/2 Box of Rotini Pasta

3 Bottles of V8

2 Boxes of Stove Top Stuffing

Jar of Honey

6 Boxes Sugar Free Jello

Ramen Noodles

Smoked Pasilla Salsa

Lipton Onion Soup Mix

Corn Bread Mix

Rice a Roni Chicken Flavored

Rice a Roni Broccoli Au Gratin

Uncle Ben’s Wild Rice

Dry Package of Italian Herb Risotto

Zatarains Black-eyed Peas and Rice

1 small brick of Velveeta (Mexican Mild)

Fancy Smoked Oysters

Crawfish Shrimp and Crab Boil in a Bag

Easter M&Ms

Aunt Jemima Syrup

Lipton Pasta Packets:

Roasted Garlic and Olive Oil

Chicken

Creamy Pesto

Alfredo

1 Can VegAll Mixed Vegetables

1 Can Geisha Bamboo Shoots

1 Can Whole Potatoes

Wyler’s Soup Starter

1 Can Green Beans

1 Can Fancy Sweet Peas

Cans of Soup:

Cream of Mushroom

Minestrone (3)

Tomato

Olive Oil

Canola Oil

London Pub Vinegar

Jamaican Style Jerk Sauce

Frontera Grilling Sauce (Hot Smoky Chipotle Tomato)

French Fried Onions

Cream of Coconut

Chicken Gravy

Taco Seasoning

Three Bananas

Herbs and Spices:

Cumin

Coriander

Chili Powder

Red Pepper

Curry

Oregano

Celery Salt

Garlic Powder

Onion Powder

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Impress Your Friends with Your Joint Rolling Skills

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Here is a great way to impress your friends with your joint rolling skills:

Rolling a joint is easy, and if you put a little bit of time into it you can roll a perfect joint. Here are a few ideas for rolling cannabis joints that will impress your friends! So, take a hit of your glass bong and start rolling.

How to roll a normal joint:

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Tip: If you put down tobacco, spread it a little bit so when you start rolling your Joint, the excess falls around your buds and burn it better.

How to roll a Super Joint:

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Tip: Get some good quality Rolling paper and make sure your roach isn’t to narrow. It’s nicer to make it a little bit wider. This makes the smoking a much nicer experience. The extra rolling paper at the tip allows you to load up a good amount of your buds.

How to roll a Tulip Joint:

Tip: Throw your buds into the tulip bulb on step 2 and then twist the ends to hold it in place while you attach the stem. The stem is just a hollow tube that the smoke will travel through, almost like a pipe.

Use your joint rolling skills to impress your friends. There are many more different unique and amazing things you can roll with tobacco and cannabis. It’s always fun to show off your skills in a social environment. People will be asking if you can teach them your rolling skills. Up next, does cannabis have any withdraws?

Send us some pictures of the joints you’ve rolled!

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How To Make A Homemade Apple Bong That Works

Water bong, water pipe, chillum, glass piece. These are all terms that different cultures use to describe glass art pieces for smoking cannabis. Using a water pipe has the advantage of drawing THC laden smoke through water, both cooling the smoke as well as filtering out and purifying some of the carbon associated with any kind of organic combustion.

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(Fig 1) From top: Erlenmeyer flask, green apple, cinnimon, pipe & bowl, tubing.

Personally, I like to smoke from a small, thick glass dab rig, but for entertainment, it’s always better to have something festive; something that all your guests can share. The apple bong we’ll be building today was specifically designed for social entertainment- for the small, friendly gatherings that make this season that much more bearable for you and those close to you. All sessions should include regular social bong smoking etiquette to ensure everyone is happy when testing your new homemade bong! We’re going to start out by gathering the pieces you will need.

First grab a flask, available online from Edmund Scientific. Many times, eBay has interesting laboratory glass and antique glassware clear or colored, which adds a festive aura to any gathering. It’s best to use a Pyrex bottle; Pyrex is pretty much unaffected by heat or cold, and tends to be stronger glass than some of the other brands. Most flasks are available in a variety of sizes. We want the 2000 ml size.

An apple is also required, as some cinnamon, both fresh as well as grated. (fig. 1)

A small section of .25″ pipe, threaded at one end to accept a brass bowl, will be required. So will several feet of plastic tubing, available at most hardware stores. (fig. 1)

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(Fig 2) Sizing the apple to fit the flask.

We’ll begin by sizing the apple in relation to the neck of the Erlenmeyer flask. (fig. 2) The apple will likely need to be carved to fit; I like to use a paring knife, but any will do. It is important that the apple form a tight seal at the top of the flask, but not sit so deep as to obstruct the opening of the intake tube.

After the apple has been sized to the neck of the bottle, place it on a maple cutting board; be sure that the side you just carved is facing up. Carefully push the section of pipe through the bottom of the apple. The pipe should be off centre- not through the core. After pulling the pipe free, you’ll have a single hole going from the bottom of the apple all the way through to the top. You can clean the apple bits that you find lodged in the pipe with a bamboo skewer or a swizzle stick. Repeat this procedure so that you have two holes in the apple, one on either side of the core.

making the holes in apple bongNow that you have the apple prepared, drive the pipe through the first hole, being sure to leave the threads at the top of the apple, and clear of any apple bits that may have stuck to the metal. Depending on the size of your pipe, you may need to attach a bit of plastic tubing. (fig. 4) The pipe, with or without the tubing, should reach to the bottom of the flask. It’s important to draw the smoke through as much cold water as possible. A shorter pipe will require more water in the flask, leaving less room for the chilled smoke to expand.

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(Fig 4) Inserting pipe and adding extension.

Attaching a two to three-foot length of plastic tubing to the air intake on the flask will give the pipe a range of use that will be ideal for a useful centerpiece. I like to decorate the hose with ribbon and raffia. This is the secret to the best bongs and it will make it seem that much more special.

Your bong is nearly ready to fill, now. Go to your sink and carefully fill your centerpiece. You want to fill the flask with an inch or two of water, just above the tubing inside the piece. Try to experiment with ice cubes, cold water or other beverages to change the taste of the smoke.

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The more volume occupied by water, the less space available for the cooled, expanding smoke. If your guests are inexperienced smokers, or if your cannabis is particularly harsh, more water may be needed. Make these calculations in advance. No one likes to have to make adjustments once the festivities have begun.

The rastafari often ad a mint leaf or two to their chillum to gently flavor the smoke, but we’re going to use cinnamon, in keeping with the theme. Stir about a half of a teaspoon of powdered cinnamon into the icy water contained in the flask. Perhaps a stick of fresh cinnamon bark could be added, but be careful not to go overboard. Carefully fit the apple, pipe and all, onto the mouth of the flask. For holiday parties, I like to pin a sprig of holly to the apple.

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The final work of art. Feel free to add any decorations or garnishes to fit the special occasion.

Upon proper setting of the apple, prepare a brass bowl with a fresh screen. Keep extra cannabis nearby but keep the portions small. You can always replenish the stash throughout the evening. Leaving just a few bowls on your table keeps your guests from being flippant with your greenery.

I like to keep a barbecue lighter nearby; this too can be decorated with raffia and ribbon to match your waterpipe.

To use your pipe, carefully cover the hole on the top of the apple with your finger. Placing the intake tube into your mouth, gently hold the flame of the lighter about an eighth of an inch over the top of your bowl. Inhale gently. You’ll see the smoke from your bowl travel down the pipe, through the fresh water, and into the open area above the water. When you can no longer see through the flask, extinguish the flame. Inhale the smoke. You’ll notice the slightest taste of apple pie as you exhale the smoke through your nose. Exhaling though your nose is the best way to saturate your mucus membranes, allowing the cannabis‘ active ingredient THC into your blood stream.

Ideally, your bong should still be holding several dozen cubic inches of smoke; carefully pass the intake tube to someone special – they should not need to light the bowl, and they will benefit from the extra time the smoke has been cooling for. Warn them that the cooler temperature of the smoke will increase their lung capacity. They may feel a tendency to choke due to the cold smoke.

Spending time creating an interesting and awesome custom bong is always best when you share the moment with your friends. With your new bong, you will create memories that will last a lifetime.

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Top Responses When Your Stoned and Out at a Bar

Top Responses When Your Stoned and Out at a Bar

We’ve all been there. You’re at a party, in a weed bar, or on the couch and you’re in a big conversation, high as hell on cannabis. For a while, you’ve got it under control. Both parties are making their points and everyone is on the same page. But then it gets awful.

Suddenly you realize you don’t know what the hell the other person is talking about. You momentarily put down the pot brownies and think. Did they make a weird segue a few moments ago that you missed? Maybe they were talking about the first time they had tried cannabis? Or the time they lost their lighter? Who cares, you can’t even remember what you were talking about.

cannabis barAt about this time the other person is staring at you. It becomes apparent they’ve said something that requires some sort of response. In these situations, you can do one of two things. The most immediate reflex is to raise the white flag and retort, ‘Dude, I’m so high. What are you talking about?’ But we are more refined than that.

That’s why we’ve created this post with the top responses that will fit into any social high conversation. Even if they don’t make sense, they’re abstract enough to confuse the listener. When that happens, the person will think that they’re the ignorant/high one. At that moment, you’re in the clear.

Don’t trust us? Try some for yourself.

TOP TEN RESPONSES FOR A STONER:

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1: Yeah, you really got to know what you’re doing.

2: Aren’t you a little high for that attitude?

3: Dude, I’m a physicist…not an engineer.

4: I had a puppy, once.

5: Wow! Really?

6: That reminds me of a movie I saw.

7: You’ve GOT to tell that to Barry. (At this point, pull Barry into the conversation.)

8: Man, it’s all ball-bearings these days.

9: I’ve got a guy for that.

10: ‘Tis a crazy world we live in.

11: Yeah, I heard something similar like that before.

12: Excuse me, an old friend just waved to me (now bolt!)

13: I’m sorry, what did you say, your voice was echoing in my noggin for a second or two.

14: I hate to interrupt, but do you have a mint or any eye drops?

15: Sounds cool, dude.

16: Yeah, that’s like that movie with that actor, in that foreign country, with that girl… what’s his name again?

17: Oh, fer real?!?

18: Totally!

19: Dude did you bogart my Lighter?

20: Ohh, good lord!

21: You’re telling me!

22: Would you like a drink of water?

23: Yo, we need some more weed!

24: What? Who? Me? I thought you were talking to Barry…

25: Life is too short to drink cheap wine.

26: Did you ever wonder how magnets work?

27: Dude, where’s the bong at?

Got any more? Lets us know in the comments!

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How To Find Your Lighter in an Emergency! A Step-by-Step Guide

Realizing you’ve lost your lighter can be a frightening experience. One moment you’re in bliss, the next moment you’re in a world of crazed pandemonium. The shock and confusion has even made people seek help through grief counseling. We want to help you through this painful ordeal with our easy-to-follow guide.

Step 1.

remember your lighter

Remember what your lighter looks like.

Step 2.

try not to panic

Try not to panic.

Step 3.

check your pockets

Carefully check all pockets

Step 4.

look under the couch

Look under all couch cushions near the bong.

Step 5.

check with your friends

Accuse friends of stealing your bic lighter.

Step 6.

Check under couch cussion

Check under the cushions again, careful for your water pipes!!

Step 7.

check your left hand for lighter

Look in your left hand.

Let us know where you found your lighter!

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What is Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome And How To Cure CHS

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Have you been feeling extremely nauseous, throwing up, or experiencing any abdominal pain after you smoke Cannabis? You might have something called Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome.

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS), discovered in 2004, is a condition usually found with heavy marijuana smokers that leads to extreme nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. If you smoke at least 20 days in one month you can be considered a heavy cannabis smoker and you should be looking out for this symptom because it may affect you.

A recent New York cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome study of heavy cannabis smokers found that about one third of smokers reported symptoms pointing to CHS. The study also reported that users were able to relieve their symptoms with a simple trick—a hot shower.

If this study is valid, and it can be replicated, then an estimated 2.7 million Americans could be experiencing cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome. This cannabis syndrome could be the reason why you are feeling sick.

This almost unheard-of syndrome has doctors hypothesizing the causes of CHS and why hot showers relieve people’s symptoms.

“Essentially, patients who use marijuana very frequently for long periods of time—usually at least six months, probably most of them have been using for several years—develop sort of intractable abdominal pain and vomiting that sort of comes and goes over the course of days to weeks.” Dr. Kennon Heard told WBUR.

Dr. Heard is a professor of emergency medicine and pharmacology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

“CHS is concerning for people who have it, but it is not a major public health hazard.” Dr. Heard explains to WBUR.

Doctor Heard believes the frequent use of cannabis in high doses are to blame for cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome. Dr. Kennon Heard said the high doses causes changes to receptors in our body, making them dysfunctional, eventually leading to pain.

What is Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome?

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CHS is a relatively new syndrome related directly to cannabis and needs to be studied further before any conclusions can be made.

Doctors have always known that any long-term use of drugs can result in nervous system and brain changes. In fact, it is common knowledge that endogenous cannabinoids, the compound inside our bodies that is very similar to compounds found in cannabis, are important for regulating and controlling the body’s pain system.

One idea for the cause of cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome is the long-term consumption of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. The long-term use of THC alters your body’s pain system enough to cause symptoms of CHS.

“Something in the pain system is disturbed by having THC around all the time,” Heard told Live Science.

This is still just a hypothesis. In fact, most doctors don’t know the exact cause of cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome. This is somewhat alarming because medicinal marijuana is usually prescribed for cancer patients, who are undergoing chemotherapy, that suffer from nausea and vomiting.

This condition will never be a serious threat, but it can really limit your experience and cause unwanted ER visits.

“something we see in our ER several times a week, if not on a daily basis,” Herd told Live Science.

Fifteen years ago, Dr. Kennon Heard was skeptical if CHS was a real condition. Now he believes cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome is a condition everyone should be aware of.

If you are suffering from CHS and would like immediate relief, don’t be worried, there is a simple solution—a hot shower.

How to Cure Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome

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If you’re feeling the symptoms of CHS it could be because you just smoked some Cannabis. If your nauseous or have any abdominal pain, its time to jump into a hot shower. This is the only known cure for cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome right now.

So why does a hot shower cure CHS?

Hot showers always leave you feeling relaxed and fresh due to the water temperature and sensory signals set off. This is the main reason why a hot shower is a good cure for CHS. The hot water produces different sensory signals that then interfere and distract your body from other pain signals.

Hot showers are a distraction for your CHS symptoms, providing you with instant relief. This of course is not a permanent cure for your conditions.

If you are looking to permanently cure your cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome then put down the bong and STOP SMOKING CANNABIS. This is the only known permanent cure. In fact, Dr. Heard’s co-workers discovered that nighty seven percent of patients had stopped experiencing CHS symptoms after they had quit smoking marijuana.

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Glow Art Graffiti Party For Stoned People High On Cannabis

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Tired of the same old casual routine of getting high and staring at the TV? Learn how to turn a normal night of pot-smoking into a social event. You don’t have to host a fabulous dinner party for a get together with friends. Let us entertain you with our glow art idea.

Ok, I know what you’re thinking. Why does everything involved with smoking marijuana have to end in the viewing of florescent colors? Well… why not? I mean you’re here so you obviously enjoy the consumption of weed. And, as smokers, we all know how enjoyable bright lights and fun colors can be. So, sit back and relax. Bake your pot brownies, munch down and come along. That’s right, come join me in our high idea of Glow Art Graffiti.

Supplies that will be needed:

  1. Black Light
  2. Variety of florescent paints (large bottles)
  3. Paint brushes, sponges or whatever you like to paint with
  4. Large roll of white paper
  5. Tape
  6. Stereo
  7. Drinks
  8. Lots of Cannabis
  9. An empty room to play in

The Basic Glow Graffiti Idea

glow body art high idea

Oh.. you’ll love this.  Basically, this involves you and a group of friends getting together and creating some high art!  Lock yourselves in a room and paint the walls, the floor and each other.  What could be better!

(Okay, I’m sure there are many answers to that but bear with me here. You have to admit… it sounds pretty fun.)

Now let’s get onto the steps to glow art graffiti

Step 1

Make a guest list of 5-8 friends to join you.

When creating this list, you always need to take into consideration the personalities of the people who should be invited. People with a wild sense of adventure are ideal. Invite guests who play nice with one another.

Step 2

Create your invitation.

Make sure you tell your guests to come wearing all white clothes that they don’t mind getting dirty. Or, you could be a very gracious host and provide white t-shirts for everyone. You make the call. Remember, the clothing can be part of the art.

Another tip here is the element of surprise. This is my personal favorite. Tease your guests in your invite as to the night’s activities. But don’t tell all. This will allow them to relish the anticipation. You’ll also benefit from the ‘teasing element’ as you spend hours creating the ‘fear of god’ factor in your friend’s minds. Okay, that was a little evil.

Step 3

Now it’s time to head on down to the art store. Go nuts. Acrylic works best. Think florescent, bright. Choose colors that look good under normal light as well as black light. Get a variety of brushes and painting implements. Sponges work well for texture. Think big too. You have a lot of paper to paint. If you have the cash, be creative and buy a few cheap bongs that you can paint with your friends.

Step 4

The big night!

The night has come. Before your guests arrive, prepare the paint room. You’ll need to tape up sheets of the white paper. Where? Everywhere you stoner! The walls and the floor are the most important areas to cover. Double-check the room to make sure you didn’t miss anything.

Step 5

Prepare the refreshments.

Now you need to figure out where the stereo and bar area should be. You could just prepare a cooler with a variety of drink options. More serious bar connoisseurs might want to create a small bar with glasses, ice, and all the necessary mixers and liquors. If you go this route though, don’t be cheap. Bring on the shots. I’ll take a chilled Jägermeister!

Step 6

Set up the lighting.

Find a good spot to place the black light. Paint, brushes and sponges should be placed in all areas of the room for ready access to all participants.

Step 7

Get dressed you fool!

Just in case you’re stoned right now… I’ll include this important direction: Put your pants on. Remember… wear white!

Step 8

Greet and prepare your guests.

When your guests arrive, make sure they’re properly prepared for the evening’s activities. Smoke a fatty… have a drink… locate all the lighters… whatever feels right.

Step 9

Introduce The Glow-Art Room.

If you’ve taken my suggestion on the surprise element, now is the time to describe the idea to your friends. I’d do this once they’re in the room.

Make a group decision on what type of music is preferred. Usually, your baked guests won’t want to make any major decisions at this point in the evening. Neither will you. This shows us how important pre-party planning is. So… prior to your guest’s arrival, select some music options to present to them. This will shorten the decision-making process and allow your party to reach the next level… so to speak.

Step 10

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Do it!

Ok, must I have to tell you everything? Get the stereo cranking, pour another cocktail and get paintingGo nuts.

Step 11

Drop the brush, Picasso.

When done, you and your guests will be able to marvel at the work you’ve created. Here’s a tip: let it dry before you take it off the walls.

The next day you must make a judgement call: Does this look as great now as it did while high? If so, cut apart the most elegant pieces of the work. You can then frame them as gifts for your guests. High Art!

Please send us pictures from your party. Show everyone your high art.

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Best Pot Brownies: Peters Secret Cannabis Brownies Recipe

peters best pot brownies

So I have this friend, his name is Peter. He lives a pretty interesting life and makes the best pot brownies. I wouldn’t say he makes a living selling his pot brownies, but on several occasions, I’ve seen him show up at parties with a freshly baked pan in his hands. He usually sets up his makeshift brownie stand in the corner. It looks like he’s selling grilled cheese sandwiches at a Dead show, but he can liven up any crowd. His secret? The amazing pot brownies he makes with his homegrown cannabis.

Lots of my friends have eaten one of his brownies whole and ended up sitting on my front porch, head in their hands, completely couch locked. They experienced the true power of Peter’s brownies.  A mere half brownie is more than enough to keep you happy for a few long hours.

The next time I saw Peter, I mentioned our site and asked him to submit his famed recipe. He, of course, said no. I told him that we couldn’t find any pot-brownie recipe close to his on the Internet. We wanted to be the ones who got to share his secret recipe. He still declined, stating that it’s not the ingredients but how they were brought together.

Well thanks a lot, man. Seeing as though you believe you’re the only one who can cook the best brownies, I’ll take my business elsewhere.

From what I could gather, the core of Peter’s secret lies in the butter. I heard he sifted the weed down to shake sized particles and emulsified it into the butter, or something like that.

Finally, we decided to approach Peter once more. This time we would implement an exhaustive search to find more information on his famous pot brownie recipe.

After some few days, and many long hours we actually got us some results. Below is Peter’s Secret Pot Brownies recipe.

How to cook canna butter for pot brownies

Best Pot Brownies with canna butter

1lb of real butter for 1 oz of weed (or 1/2 lb of real butter for 1/2 oz of weed).

First grind up the herbs as fine as you can. It is advised to dry your nugs by allowing them to sit inside a cardboard box for one day. This will take most of the moisture out and will allow you to break up the nugs into a fine powder. Using a regular hand grinder is also just as effective. Just make sure the flower is grinded well.

Put butter and weed into a crock pot with lid on for 1 day (24hrs) on low setting. Stir every 3 to 4 hours. You don’t want to stir too much and you want to keep the lid closed as much a possible.

Your house and all surrounding areas will be filled with a nice cannabis aroma. After the 24-hour period, let the pot cool to room temperature.

How to bake pot brownies

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Find the best brownie recipe you like: Grandma’s old-fashioned, double fudge, with or without nuts, or even one from an instant box will do just fine.

Make the recipe as instructed. When it says to add the butter, add your ‘canna butter’ instead as a replacement – do not attempt to add more butter than the recipe calls for, as you will have greasy brownies. The measurement that is called for in your recipe will be the right amount. These brownies will be very potent, I promise.

You will have plenty of leftover canna oil so put it in an airtight container and keep it in your refrigerator for the next batch you decide to make. You should get at least 6 pans of brownies per pound of butter. This canna oil also works with anything that requires butter for baking. You can use it for cakes, cookies or muffin recipes.

Best Cannabis Brownies
It is our duty to advise responsible consumption, we suggest the following:
  1. Make a second pan of brownies that does not include any canna oil, so that when you have the craving for more brownies, you can eat some without getting any higher. Just be sure to mark each pan accordingly and don’t get them mixed up.
  2. Drinking plenty of water is best while you are digesting the brownies. Avoid any alcohol because this can make you sick really fast.
  3. When you’re ready to test your first batch, eat just ½ a brownie. Be patient and wait at least 2.5 hours before you decide to consume the other half. Never eat more than 2 of these brownies.
  4. Do not eat a brownie after you have eaten a meal, eat the brownie on an empty to a semi-empty stomach, it will kick in faster and you will get the full effect. If you have eaten prior then it may take longer to feel the effects, and you may need to eat more.
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Enhance Your Social Bong Smoking Sessions With These 5 Tips

You’re out drinking, enjoying the beautiful night, and a friend pulls out his latest coolest bong. This thing is gigantic and has at least two percolators. The bong looks super trippy because of the intense colorful glass art inter laid inside the bong.

That’s great, your ready to join your friends, but your social bong smoking rituals are a bit rusty. How much should you smoke? How hard do you inhale? Do you break up the cannabis before loading it? Who do you pass next to after taking bong rip?

If you are not too familiar with social bong smoking, we have created this post to help you remember the top 5 things when you’re out smoking a bong with friends.

Corner the bowl

Corner the bowl

For those who don’t know what cornering is, it means lighting a small portion, or a corner, of the packed bowl, to preserve the ‘greens’. You do this because you want to give everyone in your smoke session the chance at a flavorful and tasteful bong hit.

Cornering is usually only done on glass bongs and glass bowls. When you corner the herb, you make sure the flame stays on the edge of the cannabis, on one side of the bowl, while you are inhaling. This will cause only a portion, or a corner, of the finely ground buds to light up, leaving plenty of ‘greens’ for your friends to burn.

Cornering also allows the bowl to last much longer, as apposed to torching the bowl, where you could possibly, in one hit, leave nothing but ashes for your friends.

Use hemp wick

Use hemp wick

Hemp wick is also known as hemp string, hemp wire, hemp line, and beeline. This was recommended to me by a chronic smoker who I have been friends with for many years. He uses hemp string for every smoke session and stands by it.

Hemp wick is made with a coat of bee wax, preventing it from burning quickly. This allows you to have a constant candlewick-like flame always lit and ready to be passed around with the bong. Not only does this make it much easier than a lighter, it also gives you a much better tasting bong rip.

When your ready to share that fruity delicious blueberry haze or that bubble hash with your friends you’ll want to use hemp wick. It definitely gives you a smoother hit and it makes your hit much tastier.

Check your bong water level

Check your bong water level

If you’re about to sit down and rip the bong, please check to make sure you have the right amount of water in your bong. This is easily done by filling up the bong with some water and inhaling as if you were about to smoke.

If you didn’t get any backsplash of small water droplets add some more water. When you start to feel the small water droplets as you are inhaling then you know this is the max the bong can be filled with water.

Keeping just the right amount of water in your bong is important for the best and smoothest rips. If you add too little you will leave everyone coughing up a lung or two, too much and everyone will have some great tasting bong water in their mouth.

Get a grinder

Get a grinder

When you have to sit there and dedicate one person to break up the buds it can be quite annoying, especially in a social situation. Everyone is excited and pumped to taste this new buds you hyped them up with, but now they have to wait while you break up the flowers.

Breaking up your buds is important when smoking out of a bong because it allows the buds just enough oxygen to fully burn through, and burn quicker, when you take a rip. This means you don’t have to be sucking the life out of the bong and it is much easier to corner the bowl.

A grinder is handful in social situations because it can break up your flowers in just a few seconds. There are many different grinders available, plastic or metal they all get the job done much faster than a person can. Grinders also break up the buds consistently and allow you to collect the crystals that drop when the buds are grinded.

Save your lungs

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You don’t need to kill yourself in one hit. Inhale lightly, obey your limits and don’t give yourself a headache. If you have ground the flowers then there should be no need to inhale very hard.

If you are having a hard time inhaling then this means either the bong is clogged, or most often, that you just threw a nug into the bowl. A dense nug has virtually no oxygen flowing through it, how do you expect it to light?

You need to break up, or better yet grind up, your buds before you pack the bowl. When you inhale too hard, it makes it much harder to clear the bong when you finally pull the slide. Don’t take every hit like it’s your last.

Keep your bong clean

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Bongs are designed to filter the smoke with water. When you smoke a bong, the water breaks up the smoke particles and holds back the dirty and unhealthy parts. This is the source of the dirt and grime your bong has only a few uses.

The slide eventually develops gunk and can cause trouble when clearing hits. To prevent this, you will need to keep your bong clean. After all smoke sessions, it is always good to clean your bong. Do not be lazy and allow the grime to collect, this will only make it harder for you to clean it later.

If you let the grime collect you will also notice that your bong hits are extremely harsh. This is because, when you take a hit, some of the grime detaches when you are inhaling, changing the taste of the smoke. This means it is time to give your bong an iso bath.

Enjoy the session

best bong smoke session

Great, now that you have caught up on your old bong smoking habits, it’s time for you to go find some friends and share your amazing buds or oils. Bong sessions have got to be one of my most favourite things to do with friends, I hope you get the chance to share such an experience yourself.

Share within the comments what you recommend for others when they are out smoking with their friends.

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Let’s Be Logical – Is There A Legitimate Risk of Laced Cannabis?

dealer really sell you laced marijuana

Would a dealer really sell you laced marijuana?

Sometimes I find it interesting that drug dealers are portrayed as some sort of evil-charity… seemingly existing only to try to kill or harm as many people as possible. Let’s think about this all this laced cannabis reasonably.

Realistically, people deal drugs to make money. Just like so many other businesses, it is in their best interest to make as much profit as possible with the finite amount of product they have. Above all else, they require good relationships with their customers to increase their business (be it by word of mouth, or simply return customers).

So, logically, why would a drug dealer secretly “lace” their product with something such as crack cocaine? If there is a demand for marijuana (which there obviously is), there is no need to put other substances into the marijuana which:

  1. Cost more money than the product itself
  2. Has the potential to anger your customers who are looking to purchase an unlaced product; thus, potentially causing lost sales.

The cost of lacing your cannabis with cocaine or crack

Current cost for one gram of cannabis

According to a June 28th, 2007 publication of the Economist (source), a gram of cocaine in the United states costs about $110. And while “crack” is indeed not exactly the same as “cocaine”, according to a 1998 publication from the White House Drug Policy website (source), a gram of crack cocaine is upwards of $70 to $100 depending on the area.

Current cost for one gram of cannabis

Is my cannabis laced with fentanyl

According to a 1994 report by the Office of National Drug Control Policy in the United States, a gram of marijuana, on average, costs only about $10.16. More recent reports from marijuana smokers themselves puts prices in the United States anywhere from $10 a gram to $20, depending on where you live (source).

Government view on laced cannabis

Below I talk about the statements released from our trusted government and pro-prohibition researchers on the risks of laced cannabis. Much of the war on marijuana is filled with government propaganda, in fact, it is well known the government put out misleading advertisement to discourage marijuana use as past of the ‘War on Drugs’ campaign.

National Institute on Drugs Abuse on laced cannabis

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Most users roll loose marijuana into a cigarette (called a joint or a nail) or smoke it in a pipe. One well-known type of water pipe is the bong. Some users mix marijuana into foods or use it to brew a tea. Another method is to slice open a cigar and replace the tobacco with marijuana, making what’s called a blunt. When the blunt is smoked with a 40 oz. bottle of malt liquor, it is called a “B-40.” Lately, marijuana cigarettes or blunts often include crack cocaine, a combination known by various street names, such as “primos” or “woolies.” Joints and blunts often are dipped in PCP and are called “happy sticks,” “wicky sticks,” “love boat,” or “tical.” – National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Even in a student’s essay, attempts to make any similar claims would require the addition of a source. So, where are the facts to support these statements? From the people I know that smoke cannabis, they do so with vaporizers; a method not listed here.

The statement I find truly sad is the claim that, “marijuana cigarettes or blunts often include crack cocaine”. That is a powerful statement that hooks two very different substances together. Since the NIH is unwilling to show me the facts, I can only provide research that counters their claims.

Center for Substance Abuse Research on laced cannabis

laced cannabis

According to the Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR) at the University of Maryland:

“Though reports of laced marijuana are infrequent, and most lacing of marijuana is done at user-level, it is important to remember that with unregulated drugs such as marijuana, the user has no way of knowing what other types of substances have been added.” – CESAR UMD.

While this, again, does not cite any research to where it got its numbers to make a claim towards the frequency of laced-marijuana cases, it does, however make the point that the reason there is any risk of lacing is due to the drug being unregulated (illegal). Regulation has proven itself as a major contributor to the increased quality, as well as safety, of many products throughout history.

Is my cannabis laced with fentanyl?

Research on laced cannabis

“There are some marijuana dealers that will tell their clients that I have no doubt there is fentanyl in it and some of the more addictive folks, especially folks that also use other drugs, will get that marijuana laced with fentanyl in hopes of getting a better high. The bottom line is, anyone, anywhere could mix fentanyl and marijuana and there’s no way of knowing it until it’s too late.” – Tennessee District Attorney Matthew Stowe.

Once again, we have a government official stating that marijuana is being laced with Fentanyl, with no facts or data to back up his claims.

The best line from this quote is ‘the more addictive folks, especially folks that also use other drugs, will get that marijuana laced with fentanyl in hopes of getting a better high.” Not only is this inaccurate it is completely offensive to all smokers. Stowe has correlated a stoner to a heroin addict, something that you really cannot compare.

So is there laced cannabis being sold on the streets?

Does marijuana sometimes get laced with other substances such as crack cocaine or fentanyl? Of course. Like any unregulated substance, many things can happen. The reality is, however, that most drug dealers are just salesmen looking to trade their products for your cash.

The study by the NIH also makes it seem more like a game of Russian roulette when purchasing marijuana. Perhaps to a new user with no one to help them find a provider, there are increased risks, however–like with any products–when a customer finds a provider of a product he or she likes, they will continue to go back to them rather than risk going to another dealer.

There are no “linkable” facts to this piece besides the sources provided. My opinions stated in this post have developed due to my own relationships with people whom use cannabis, as well as from reading forums and other blogs of cannabis users.

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How To Blow O’ Rings With Thick Smoke Or Vapor

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Blowing smoke rings is a complex art which requires a great deal of practice and control in order to master. Once you do, you can be the life of the party (just convince yourself of that and perhaps you won’t mind practicing so much).

There are primarily three parts of the body which you must have excellent control of in order to blow smoke rings:

  • The Lips
    I’ll assume most people have decent control of their lips. You will need to keep them in a proper “O” shape in order to form the ring. The size of this will vary depending on the individual, see below for specifics.
  • The Diaphragm
    The diaphragm is the muscle which controls breathing. You will need to be able to maintain precise control of this muscle, even if the smoke in your lungs is beginning to burn. The diaphragm is one part of a coordinated effort which is required to create an air pulse through your smoke-filled mouth which will cause a ring to form.
  • The Epiglottis
    The epiglottis is a flap of cartilage which you can pull shut over where your trachea (i.e. wind-pipe) meets your esophagus (the tube that connects your mouth and your stomach). It’s primarily used to prevent food/liquids from entering your lungs when swallowing.

Blowing large O’ rings using your lungs

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After filling your lungs with smoke, you will need to contract your diaphragm as if to exhale but use your epiglottis to only let a small amount of air out. This will fill your mouth with smoke. This should be so slow as if to be subdued, with no real noise produced by the action.

Next, with your diaphragm still contracted, let loose a short gasp while dropping your jaw and keeping your lips in an “O” shape approximately 1″ – 2″ in diameter. The sound of a gasp you are going for is not the typical “aaaaah”, it’s more of a whispered version of Butt-head’s “huh” (as in “Huh huh huh huh, that was cool, Beavis”).

You should close your epiglottis immediately after you finish making the sound, which will create a small air pulse through the smoke in your mouth. This will force a small amount of smoke through the “O” shape you should still be making with your lips, creating a smoke ring.

If you create a disorderly puff of smoke rather than a ring, chances are the “O” you are forming with your lips is either misshapen or too small; vary the diameter and find the size that works for you.

Blowing small O’ rings using your mouth

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The secret to this method is to push the smoke in your mouth out with your tongue, while making the slightest inaudible puff from your lungs. This will push some of the smoke out, creating an O’ ring. This method requires much more precise control in order not to push too much smoke out, as well as incredible tongue control.

If you struggle to products rings using this method, you can also try curling your tongue upward on both sides and curling your lips inward then back out as you exhale the smoke to produce the same effect. The lip movement is similar to the way a goldfish maneuvers its mouth to eat or search the water for food fragments.

One thing you want to keep in mind is that you don’t want to pucker your lips like the dreaded duck face. Instead you want your mouth and lips to be wide and firm, but not tense as you complete the motion.

Once you have mastered this method or the other, you can start playing around with the size of the ring by adjusting the amount you keep your mouth open. When going for mini rings make the mouth opening small and use small jaw movements to help form the rings as you carefully blow each ring out.

How to successfully blow perfect O’ rings

Blowing smoke rings

Thick smoke is key, especially for blowing large rings. If you are attempting to blow smoke rings with a cigarette, your best bet is to puff off of it quite a bit without inhaling, filling your mouth, at which point you can push small smoke rings out.

Cigars will provide a substantially better source of smoke than cigarettes, and the same applies to herbal sources of smoke, which are much less harsh on the lungs and are probably the ideal candidate for blowing smoke rings.

Spice up your O’ ring blowing techniques

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The velocity at which you exhale controls their speed. Beware that not all ring configurations will be stable, for example larger rings need to move slower to remain stable. Practice making different sizes of rings and you can do some fun tricks, for example blowing a large, slow moving ring then blowing a small fast moving one through the middle of it.

Blow your O’ rings away from faces

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Please – for the love of all that is good – do NOT blow your O’ rings in someone’s face. This is giving blowing O’ rings such a bad reputation. We’ve seen it on social media on more than one occasion.

People are venting about inconsiderate smokers that blow smoke into or at the person they are having a conversation with. Not only is second-hand smoke a real thing, it extremely offensive when someone blows it straight in your face. Turn your head and exhale in the other direction so you don’t offend people around you.

Just because you can blow O’ rings doesn’t mean you’re a celebrity

how to blow o ring

Don’t act like you are better than all smokers just because you now know how to blow O’ rings. Remember that you used to be just like them and just because you learned this new trick, you are not superior.

While you might passionately try to teach your friends how to blow O’ rings, you won’t be able to make anyone practice enough to master the skill. Practicing blowing O’ rings is one of the main things you have to do to conquer the art.

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Cannabis Smoking Culture Terms & Lingo

This post contains a list of several terms and lingo used in current smoking culture. For those who are new to the scene, this is a great starting point to understand what we are talking about when we use certain terms or lingo.

If you have any suggestions of terms to be added, or definitions that you think should be altered or added to, please use the contact page to let us know.

what is a bong

Glass Bong – A smoking device that uses liquid to filter out some of the harmful particles in smoke. A mouthpiece is used to draw smoke through water contained in the base of the bong, smoke bubbles up through the water and into the smoker’s mouth and lungs. All cool bongs usually come with percolators for better filtration.

What is a bong bowl

Glass Slide– Sometimes used to describe a hand-held pipe. Generally, this a glass bowl is the removable piece of glass on a bong that is shaped like a bowl with a small hole in the bottom. On a bong this is where the blend to be smoked is placed and then burned.

water glass bongs pipes bowls

Glass Bowl – Hand-held device used for smoking. Does not involve any active filtration. Generally glass pipes are made out of glass or metal and has a hole on one end that acts as a mouthpiece, and a hole on the other end that acts as the bowl where the smoking blend is placed. Many bowls have carbs on them.

what is bong carb

Carb / Rush – Short for carburetor. A finger sized hole on a bong or pipe that allows the smoker to regulate whether they want to continue burning the bowl or if they want to inhale the remaining smoke without burning any more of the smoking blend.

what is bong stem

Stem – Sometimes known as the female piece. It is the tube that connects the bowl to the base of the bong. On some bongs it is integrated into the wall, while on others it is a removable piece. The stem is partially submerged under the water which causes the bubbling effect when air is drawn.

bubbler - best bongs

Glass Bubbler – Very similar to a bong, uses water filtration but can be operated with just one hand. Bubbler’s are much smaller than typical bongs and are generally one piece as opposed to a bong which has removable pieces.

glass zong bong

Zong – A bong that has kinks or curves in the neck allowing more smoke to fit without the height of the bong increasing.

what is a gravity bong

Gravity Bong – (aka. bucket bongs, g-bongs, depth-charges, or turbos) A smoking device that uses water to help slowly draw smoke into a chamber rather than using water to filter the smoke. The water exiting a gravity bong generates a steady constant pull that allows the chamber to fill with very dense smoke, helps to conserve smoking blends.

what is weed vaporizer

Vaporizer – One of the healthier ways of “smoking“, rather than burning the smoking blend, a vaporizer heats it enough so that constituents are secreted from the herbs and turned into vapor. Since the vaporizer doesn’t produce smoke or nearly as much heat as traditional smoking methods, it is much less harsh to inhale and much of the harmful particles in smoke are eliminated.

what is a bong diffuser

Diffuser – A diffuser is an optional accessory for bongs, it is an upgraded stem that has several slots or holes towards it’s end. The multiple holes cause several smaller bubbles to be created instead of single large bubbles, these smaller bubbles help to filter the smoke and make it much smoother.

Ash Catcher – An ash catcher is another optional accessory for bongs, it is an extra chamber that is added onto the bong between the bowl and the stem and helps to catch ash and other impurities. It helps keep solid waste out of your bong that can be difficult to clean out.

what is a bong ice catcher

Ice Catcher – An ice catcher is a feature that is integrated into some bongs. Several pegs are formed into the shaft of the bong close to the base reservoir and is used to hold ice cubes in the shaft to prevent ice from falling into the reservoir. Ice in the shaft helps to cool the smoke and make it more enjoyable and is highly recommended.

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