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7 Gorgeous Pipes Made From Natural Materials

From juicy apples to artistic shapes derived from the animal kingdom, the cannabis pipe has a long and colorful history—and today, one-of-a-kind cannabis pipes are a sought-after commodity. Luckily, thanks to a boom in the market, these specialty pieces are breaking new ground and finding their way into the hands of new and eager customers.


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What better way to enter the world of cannabis smoking devices than by exploring all the unique and creative materials that go into making one? The list below showcases a number of pipes crafted from natural components that will make your smoking experience completely individual. Which one is your favorite? Tell us in the comments!

The Woods

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Curly Maple

Handmade wooden pipes are a specialty at Pipe Dream Arts, and each piece is specially created for you by natural design. They’re made with different cuts of wood, which ensures that each varies from its sister pieces. The durable Curly Maple Smoking Pipe by Pipe Dream Arts is both discreet and affordable, and will take you back to days spent hiking in the woods or camping under the stars.

Price: $21


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If you’re looking for a natural wooden pipe with a touch of artistic flair, check out Treebuddiesdesign’s Walnut Smoking Pipe. This little number is not only convenient and travel-friendly, it’s also beautifully crafted. Try not to get too mesmerized by the artistic design while you light up with this gorgeous piece.

Price: $37

The Clays

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Pink Porcelain

In search for something simple yet stunning? Enter Stonedware Company’s pretty-in-pink GeoPipe. This porcelain creation boasts vivid colors reminiscent of a summer sunset, so feel free to float off to warm, dreamy landscapes in your mind’s eye as you pack another bowl.

Price: $90


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Colorful Ceramics

With a variety to choose from, these colorful Gradient Pipes by Easy Tiger Goods are the perfect companions to smoke sessions among friends. Each person can choose a favorite color as they pass around these pretty pipes.

Price: $110

The Crystals

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Labradorite Crystal

Crystal pipes are making waves in the pipe scene, and with each one made by hand, consumers know they’re getting a piece unlike any other. SkyBlueStore is one company dedicated to specialty crystal pipes, and their Handcrafted Natural Labradorite Crystal Pipe is an excellent example of beauty, creativity, and functionality all in one original piece.

Price: $27.99


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Raw Amethyst

If you prefer a more natural cut of crystal—or your birth month happens to be in February—then you’ll love the XL Raw Amethyst Pipe by BohoGypsyBaby. This pretty purple piece will speak to the hippie heart in you and is durable enough to throw in a bag and jet off.

Price: $89

The Ocean

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If you’re a beach baby missing the sounds of the sea, take a step onto the sand with the Phantom Seashell Pipe by OceanTokes. This whimsical piece will make you think of seaside vacations and take you back to the beach as you toke, and not only will you receive the pipe, you’ll also get a little vial of authentic San Diego beach sand to complete the purchase.

Price: $29

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California Bill Would Ban Cannabis-Branded Hats, T-Shirts, Other Merchandise

Go to a California cannabis event and you’re likely to walk away with a free hat—or a bumper sticker, or a t-shirt, or tote bag emblazoned with a cannabis company’s logo. But under a bill being considered in the state Legislature, all that branded merchandise would go up in smoke.

Senate Bill 162, by state Sen. Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica), would prohibit state-licensed cannabis businesses from advertising “through the use of branded merchandise, including, but not limited to, clothing, hats, or other merchandise with the name or logo of the product.” It’s a measure aimed at reducing children’s exposure to cannabis ads, but some in the industry say it amounts to legislative overreach and could end up doing more harm than good.

Last month the Senate passed the measure unanimously, 40–0, and it’s now parked in an Assembly committee.


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Advertising has been a thorny issue as the Golden State works to bring its multibillion-dollar cannabis industry out of the shadows and into a legal, regulated marketplace. Concerns over advertisements that might appeal to minors have already led to restrictions on the use of certain music, language, shapes, cartoon characters, and other content known to capture kids’ attention. In addition to staying away from schools, daycares, and youth centers, advertisements can be served only to audiences that are at least 71.6% composed of adults 21 and over.

“SB 162’s restriction on ‘advertising’ generally would give enforcement authorities the ability to shut down all cannabis merchandising.”

Rebecca Stamey-White, attorney

Branded merchandise is also currently restricted, with distribution allowed only at “an industry trade show or other similar venue where the attendees are required to be 21 years of age or older.” SB 162 would remove that allowance, barring branded merchandise completely.

As written, the law would apply only to commercial speech by state-licensed cannabis companies. Nonprofits and noncommercial speech would be exempt.

The proposal, as LA Weekly’s Dennis Romero reports, has some cannabis businesses up in arms:

The Southern California Coalition, the largest trade group of marijuana businesses in Los Angeles, is … opposed to the proposal. “To ban small businesses from advertising, marketing and branding is ridiculous,” the organization’s executive director, Adam Spiker, said via email.

“The bill would materially hamstring small business owners’ ability to grow in the land of opportunity,” Spiker said. “We are firmly against it, and will work to ensure lawmakers are aware of the harmful ramifications it would have.”

A letter sent to Sen. Allen by the California arm of the American Academy of Pediatrics says the bill “would ensure that children and youth are exposed to a minimal amount of marijuana advertising,” according to the LA Weekly report. “This would help protect children from the dangerous health effects of marijuana use in a manner consistent with tobacco regulations.”


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The limits of the bill’s restrictions on merchandise aren’t immediately clear. In other legal states, employees of cannabis businesses regularly wear branded apparel and other merchandise. But because the law is phrased so broadly—”advertise through the use of”—it’s conceivable that even branded bags or employee t-shirts could run afoul of the proposed law.

“SB 162 is broad enough in its language that it could cover branded merchandise worn by employees or even merchandise produced by an unlicensed third party if it was done so for the licensee,” Rebecca Stamey-White, a San Francisco-based lawyer who works with the cannabis and alcohol industries.

Other states, such as Washington, have similar restrictions on branded merchandise, although the details are more clearly defined. According to a Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board FAQ page, licensees may create branded merchandise such as apparel for internal or employee use. Those items can’t be sold or given away directly to consumers, but they can be sold by the licensee’s parent company or a separate-but-related business. Strangely enough, branded paraphernalia—such as pipes, bongs, and storage containers—is not considered “branded merchandise” in Washington and may be sold by licensees.


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“The [California] bill does not have the appropriate limitations that Washington has on their restrictions, which only prevent licensees from selling or giving away branded products from their licensed premises or on their website, but makes no attempt to regulate non-licensees producing or selling these products,” Stamey-White said. “SB 162’s restriction on ‘advertising’ generally would give enforcement authorities the ability to shut down all cannabis merchandising, including all kinds of branded products that do not contain cannabis, so this is a bill the industry should be actively opposing or working toward more precise language here.

In Colorado, cannabis laws don’t discuss branded products specifically. Instead, restrictions on advertising focus on “mass market campaigns that have a high likelihood of reaching” minors, including internet and in-app advertising.

Restrictions on alcohol, which is directly or indirectly responsible for thousands of youth deaths every year, are allowed considerably more leeway. “Restrictions on consumer alcohol merchandising are limited to what products may be given away to consumers, but there are not blanket prohibitions on the sale of branded products or restrictions on where these products can be sold as advertising,” Stamey-White said.


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“This bill is an attempt to restrict commercial free speech without a substantial state interest in doing so,” she added. “I believe in restrictions on overly aggressive marketing (which is the constraint on giveaways) and marketing that is appealing to minors, but I think this goes too far.”

The full text of SB 162 is available on the California Legislature’s website.

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Elevation Gain: 5 Cannabis Smoking Essentials to Take on the Trail

Summer is upon us and that means longer days to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you’re looking for adventure under waterfalls or through an arid desert, there’s a trail out there for everyone—and what better way explore them all than with cannabis close at hand?


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We all know fumbling with a fragile favorite pipe while navigating through fallen trees can be pretty inconvenient—and thanks to the rise of innovative outdoor-ready products designed with the nature-lover in mind, there’s no reason to bother. Need some all-natural rolling papers, the perfect cushioned carrying case, or a lightweight, compact bong that won’t break as you clamber over boulders? With the products below, you’re ready for anything.

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For big, smooth hits without having to lug around a full-blown glass bong, meet the super-compact, rollable Roll-Uh-Bowl. This genius device was designed for adventure seekers on the go, and it’s made with non-toxic silicone for your peace of mind.

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Simply fold your Roll-Uh-Bowl up and you can take it anywhere—it unfolds quickly and easily for when you need a fast break and a good smoke.

Price: $34.99

I’ve always thrown my cannabis supplies in a little sandwich bag—pipe, flower, grinder—and tossed it into a camping backpack. By the time my trips were over, everything would smell like cannabis. But, thanks to Anonymous Bags, my cannabis aroma now keeps to itself.

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This handy pouch is large enough to contain everything you’d possibly need, yet small enough to settle comfortably into a satchel or backpack. Not only that, it’s lined with scent-suppressive foil that will keep even the most aromatic flower discreet.

Price: $14.99 

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The folks at 7GreenGold took the busy work out of smoking—gone are the days of scooping out ash. With this nifty necessity, simply twist your burnt cannabis away as you toke up. The Twisty Glass Blunt holds up to 1.5 grams of ground flower, and is small and sturdy in spite of its glass casing, which makes it perfect for group camping. Light it up while you sit around the fire and pass it to the left as you swap hiking stories.

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Not only is this device user-friendly, it’s also gorgeous. The internal gold screw is encased in clear, 2mm-thick glass, meaning you’ll feel like a million bucks as you reach an elevated state of mind. Load it up and throw it in your hiking bag—you won’t need anything else but a lighter and a trail.

Price: $64.99 

To pair with your fresh air, you’ll want a touch of a buzzy sativa hybrid to kick-start your adventures. OG Sour by Artizen Cannabis is the perfect match for a day in the sun.

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This energizing strain will keep you alert as you pass through rivers, mountains, and hills. Not only that, you’ll feel relaxed at rest points as its soft body-buzz effects come into play. Regardless of whether you’re using the Roll-Uh-Bowl, twisty blunt, or papes, you’re going to want to pack this strain.

Price: Varies by retailer.

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RAW’s rolling papers, cones, and tips are a no-brainer for the outdoors enthusiast. All their Natural Rolling Papers are made with unrefined materials including pure hemp, and they pride themselves on their eco-friendly practices. What better way to respect nature than by supporting sustainable brands?

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Additionally, RAW’s Classic Cones let you pack freshly ground cannabis with ease for a super speedy joint. No need to roll from scratch—just load it up, twist the top, and you’re good to go.

Price: Varies by product. 

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How to Keep a Cannabis Strain Health and Wellness Journal

Keeping a cannabis journal is a great way to help you maximize the power of cannabis consumption, particularly if you’re utilizing cannabis as part of your wellness or medical regimen. Individual strains impact everyone differently, and remembering whether it was Blue Dream, Blue Cheese, or Blueberry that you liked so well on your last trip to the dispensary can get a little hazy—particularly when different growers’ strains will have different characteristics, too.

Not sure where to start? Check out the following insight, tips, and tricks to make keeping a cannabis journal as easy as updating your status.


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Step 1: Get Behind the Concept

How to Keep a Cannabis Strain Health and Wellness Journal | Leafly(Julia Sumpter for Leafly)

Why is keeping a cannabis wellness journal so important? First, it makes it easier to keep track of things that don’t agree with you. Have you ever vaped something that made you feel totally lethargic and found yourself wondering whether you should have known to avoid this strain? With a cannabis journal, you can simply flip back and reference whether you’ve tried a certain strain before and how you felt about it.

It also makes it easier to see patterns. Perhaps you’re experiencing cannabis-induced paranoia only on the days that you also consume coffee, but unless you write those things down over the course of several days or weeks, it can be hard to decipher those connections.

Furthermore, you’ll have a record that you can go over with your budtender or even your doctor if need be. They might, with objective eyes, see things that you miss, which can help them modify their recommendations to better suit your personal experiences.

Finally, journaling is good for your overall health. Studies have found that journaling helps to improve self-confidence, hone communication skills, and even increase your IQ!


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Step 2: Figure Out Your Medium

Are you the kind of person who prefers to write things longhand or utilize a memo app on your phone? Perhaps the more important question is: What type of journal will you keep up with every single day? The biggest and perhaps most difficult part of keeping any sort of journal is keeping up with it daily.

If you prefer digital journaling, find an app that will remind you during the day to keep up with your notes. If you prefer an old-school approach, consider investing in a nice physical strain journal such as Goldleaf’s Patient Journal or The Chronnoisseur’s Complete Tasting Journal. Keep it by your bed or somewhere that you won’t be tempted to ignore it. Writing longhand can be beneficial—studies have shown that it keeps your mind sharp and helps you learning—but it’s not convenient for everyone, so choose the medium that works best for you.

Step 3: Decide What to Write

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Cannabis journals can be a great way to help you make sense of your favorite strains and how they can complement your lifestyle, but what sort of things should you be writing about?

  • Starting state of mind. How were you feeling before you smoked, vaped, or had an edible? Were you stressed about work? Tired from a long day? If you were experiencing anxiety, was it unusually pronounced? Be sure to note anything out of the ordinary.
  • Cannabis intake. Keep track of the strain and brand, the consumption method you used (be specific—“One half-gram pre-roll” is better than “Smoking”), when you consumed (time of day as well as things like whether it was before or after a meal), how quickly you started to feel effects (particularly with edibles), and so on. Be sure to note the dispensary you picked the product up from so you can track it down again if you loved it.
  • Cannabis effects. How intense were the effects? When did they start to taper off? What did you like or dislike about your experience? Maybe you found a strain that you loved for the most part, but that gave you dry mouth—if so, you can ask your budtender for something similar with less likelihood of causing dry mouth next time.
  • Food and water intake. Did you have a huge brunch? It might have been the eggs benedict making you sleepy all afternoon, not the Golden Goat. Keep track of whether you ate less or more than average, whether you ate anything unusual, whether you drank coffee, tea, or alcohol, whether you felt dehydrated, and so on.
  • Pain, illness, or allergies. This could include allergies to food, environmental allergies (pollen, dust, pets), sharp or dull pain, or symptoms of any illness that you experience. If you’re taking medications or supplements besides cannabis, list those as well.
  • Sleep. How many hours of sleep are you getting? Are you sleeping straight through or waking frequently? You can use an app such as Sleep Cycle to help you keep track of how well you’re sleeping.
  • Exercise. Record your physical activity, whether that means workouts or just the step counts on your fitness tracker.
  • Hormone changes. For women, this should include menstrual cycles.

Try to record all the same items every single day, even if you don’t consume any cannabis. You might not need to record everything that we’ve listed here—these are just suggestions. A cannabis wellness journal is something that’s exclusively yours, so feel free to modify it as you go.


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Step 4: Schedule Your Journaling Time

Schedule your journaling time each day, whether you choose to spend just a few minutes or a half-hour at a time. Writing in your journal first thing in the morning is a great way to analyze your sleep and to see how you’re feeling before you’ve consumed any cannabis. Meanwhile, journaling in the evening allows you to look over the day, analyze any mood shifts, and see how your intake of cannabis, caffeine, food, water, and other medications affected you throughout the day. If you like, you can even do both. If you forget to journal for a few days, don’t give up—start back in and keep trying until you solidify the habit.

Wellness journals are invaluable tools in making sense of this crazy thing we call life, particularly when we have such a wide world of cannabis strains and products at our disposal. Try writing in a cannabis wellness journal for a few weeks to see the kind of difference that it can make in your life.

Keeping a cannabis journal already? Share your experiences and advice in the comments!

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The Best Cannabis Gifts for Father’s Day 2017

Whether he was cheering you on at the big game, clapping the loudest at the school play, or smoking a joint with you after you graduated college, fathers play a truly indispensable role in our lives. He’s seen you grow from an infant to a bona-fide adult, and taking the time to let him know you appreciate his influence on the person you’ve become is one of the best gifts you can give him.


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Show some admiration for your pot-friendly pop with the following gift ideas that are guaranteed to impress.

How are you spending time with your dad this Father’s Day? Let us know in the comments below!

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It can be difficult to keep track of strains, their effects, and how they impact your wellness goals on a day-to-day basis—especially if you want it all in one easily-accessible place. Cue the Goldleaf Patient Journal, which can help patients and recreational consumers alike track cannabis’s effects to help maximize potential benefits. If your dad is a medical cannabis patient or simply someone who likes to keep things organized, this classy journal is the perfect gift.

Price: $16

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If you spent the majority of your childhood glued to Bill Nye the Science Guy with your dad right by your side, check out this uber-cool water pipe by Dankstop. The gorgeous piece is perfect for science-buff fathers—particularly if you load it up and enjoy it together on Father’s Day. Go, science!

Price: $149.99


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For dads on the go, SilverStick has created a beautiful leather travel kit to hold everything he’ll need for a quick hit now and again. The compact kit is packed with all the essentials—we recommend setting it out at his place at the table before breakfast, giving him the option to enjoy a quick wake and bake before you both head off to celebrate Father’s Day in full.

Price: $75

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The Hakuna Supply Locking Atlas Book Box Bundle has everything a dad could possibly need for the perfect smoke session, save the flower. Not only does this set come with all the fixings, it’s so discreet that he could leave it out on the family room table with no one being any the wiser to what’s inside.

Price: $69.95

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Achy joints are never fun, and if you’ve noticed an occasional complaint escaping your pop, consider a salve to help ease his pains. The Hemp Comfort Balm by Restorative Botanicals is a warming salve that puts inflammation at bay.

Price: $14.99–$79.99 depending on size

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Magic-Flight collaborated with talented artist Matt Manson to create the Molecule. This handsome vape comes in Maple, Cherry, or Walnut wood and is perfect for dads who prefer the ease of use and health benefits provided by vapes.

Price: $125


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The fan favorite indica Northern Lights is one of the most popular strains on the market thanks to its dreamy effects and prevalence in pop culture. If your dad is someone who always keeps it on hand, then let him know you’re thinking of him with the perfect T-shirt—and be sure to pick up a couple of grams of NL on your way home to complete the gift.

Price: $30

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Why Don’t Many Dispensaries Sell Pre-Ground Cannabis?

As you painstakingly turn your grinder against the resistance of sticky resin, you may have at one point thought to yourself, “why doesn’t my dispensary sell cannabis that’s already ground?” If you pack a lot of joints or vaporize your flower, it would certainly be convenient. After all, most grocery stores offer both whole bean and ground coffee–so why is it so much harder to find these options in cannabis?

The reason is twofold: freshness and potency.

Cannabis Freshness

When you grind cannabis, you’ll notice that the bud’s aroma bursts out, filling your nose with all the nuanced fragrance the strain has to offer. What you’re smelling are terpenes, or aromatic oils that give cannabis its spectrum of smells from Sour Diesel’s fuel to Granddaddy Purple’s berry. Terpenes are highly volatile and evaporate readily, and grinding your cannabis expedites their release.


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This is also true when grinding coffee beans, which is why some coffee cuppers prefer to buy whole bean and grind it only when they’re ready to drink it. Just as whole bean coffee tastes better when freshly ground, so does cannabis.

Cannabis Potency

The second reason producers typically don’t grind whole cannabis flowers is potency. When cannabis is ground, more surface area is exposed to light, oxygen, and heat, which can degrade THC and other chemical compounds. When a bud is left intact, terpenes and cannabinoids remain better protected.

Grinding cannabis also knocks precious trichomes off the buds, which are responsible for producing THC, terpenes, and other cannabinoids. For this reason, waiting until the last possible moment to grind your cannabis is wisest to ensure you’re able to pick up all that loose kief and add it to your bowl (a grinder with a kief catcher is especially helpful here).


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Most growers wouldn’t dare to pre-grind whole cannabis buds unless they were being processed into high-quality pre-rolls, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find ground cannabis at your local dispensary. Some locations sell loose cannabis called “shake,” which is basically cannabis crumbs and plant material that are separated from the main terminal buds (or colas). Though less potent than whole buds, shake is often sold at a much lower price and works great for rolling joints and blunts or for cooking into cannabis oil.

Maybe one day when cannabis is as commonplace as coffee, more dispensaries will accommodate consumers who value time over the freshness of their buds. But for now, the general consensus winces at the thought of pre-grinding beautiful, quality flowers for the sake of convenience.

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Cannabis Product Deals: Grow Guides, Lights, and Tents

Marijuana Grower’s Handbook by Ed Rosenthal

Marijuana Grower’s Handbook by Ed Rosenthal
Are you a first-time grower looking to get the lowdown on how to cultivate cannabis at home? The Marijuana Grower’s Handbook written by Ed Rosenthal is perhaps one of the most concise and well-written texts ever written on the subject. With this book you will learn everything about cultivating cannabis, from basic anatomy to garden setup and beyond. Rosenthal has done an exemplary job of creating a cultivators handbook that is digestible and easy to follow.

Check out a few of his other texts, such as Beyond Buds: Marijuana Extracts—Hash, Vaping, Dabbing, Edibles and Medicines on sale at Amazon.com!

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32″ x 32″ x 24″ Grow Tent

32" x 32" x 24" Grow Tent
For home growers, using a pre-fabricated indoor grow tent is one of the most efficient and controllable ways to provide a proper habitat for your plants. This 32″ x 32″ x 24” reflective grow tent from Yield Lab is the perfect size for the beginning grower to use for the early vegetative stages of the cannabis life cycle.

With 24” of overhead, this is the perfect amount of room to toss in a small LED light. Made with heavy-duty Oxford cloth and 100% reflective inner mylar coating, this durable tent should be everything you need to get several small plants started.

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LED Vegetative Bar Grow Light

LED Vegetative Bar Grow Light
Outfitting your grow with proper lighting may be the most important step when starting your new hobby. If you plan on growing in a confined space such as a tent or closet, it’s highly recommended to use grow lights that emit the least amount of heat possible, making LED lights the perfect solution.

For smaller tents designed to host cannabis plants through their vegetative state, these Kind LED vegetative bar lights will do just the trick. Coming in at between 27-33 watts, these lights are incredibly efficient and specialized to cover intimate canopies ( 2.5-4.5’ x 1’). LED Grow Lights Depot has these lights on sale now!

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E-Nails for Dabs: Are They Worth It?

When it comes to dabbing cannabis concentrates, the name of the game is all about achieving temperature consistency. Too cold, and the dab will pool at the base of the nail, giving off little to no vapor. Too hot, on the other hand, and one will be left with a dab that tastes and smells like hot melted plastic, scorched in a print of its own carbon dust.


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Traditionally, achieving optimal temperatures has been a job left to the butane torch, the most popular of dabber nail heating mechanisms. Torches work great at heating nails; however, they fail to provide a consistent temperature. This often leaves the dabber to play a waiting game each time, carefully trying to avoid a mistimed disaster. Perhaps the most intriguing answer to this dilemma has been the emergence of a piece of technology known as the e-nail, a device that harnesses electricity to ensure the perfect dab every time, no matter what.

What Is an E-Nail and How Do You Use One?

Commonly referred to as “electronic nails,” e-nails have been around for several years now, coming into existence shortly after the cannabis concentrate scene began taking off. However, popularity has been stagnant until recently as they used to be very pricey and difficult to come by.

The technology behind the electronic nail is simple. Units are typically comprised of a controller box which delivers heat through a coil that connects directly with the nail itself. These boxes allow for the controlled manipulation of temperature to the nail, granting its user the ability to regulate heat to their rig with the touch of a button.


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With an e-nail, dabbers can simply turn the unit on, set a desired temperature, and wait for the unit to indicate that it has reached said temperature before dabbing an unlimited amount of times without worrying about heat variability of any kind. E-nails function by providing an added level of control to the dabber, allowing them to use their rigs optimally to deliver consistent results.

The Benefits of Using an E-Nail

Aside from offering unprecedented temperature control, e-nails can also provide several other benefits. For one, they virtually eliminate having to rely on butane as a regular input. Although butane is relatively easy to come by, having to consistently maintain a supply is far from sustainable. In most cases, access to electricity is far more common than to a can of refined butane to fill a torch with.


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E-nails require very little power to operate and can last for hours, delivering endless dabs in the interim. For those who have been to cannabis festivals, most vendor booths that offer samples will do so with the accompaniment of a dab rig/e-nail setup. No other device can handle the sheer volume of dabs in such a short time frame, especially not a torch.

Potential Dangers of Dabbing With E-Nails

E-nails are not for everyone. In fact, there are times when having one is not recommended. These units are responsible for harnessing extremely high temperatures, upwards of 1000 degrees F and beyond. Operating an e-nail requires a certain level of responsibility and presence from the user. It is not recommended to leave these units on and unaccounted for, especially when around pets or other animals, children, or anyone who is not familiar with the technology.


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These devices should also be used with extreme caution outside when exposed to the elements. E-nails are a fire hazard and should not be used around other flammables (including torches). All in all, these devices must be treated with the utmost respect and safety.

The Portable E-Nail for Dabs

Portability is another factor to consider when looking into e-nails. Although many units will travel easily, they are almost all restricted to electrical outlets (excluding portable vaporizers). In other words, you wouldn’t want to haul one of these out into the woods for a dab retreat. Save these occasions for the torch.

Lastly, although there has been a major shift in pricing recently that has made this technology more affordable to the everyday dabber, owning an e-nail still isn’t very cheap up front. On the low end, electronic nails sell for around $150 for analog units. High-end digital nails can easily cost over $700, with premium models reaching into the low $1,000’s. These higher-end models tend to offer greater temperature control and consistency. If you can get over the initial overhead, however, these units can save you much more money over time in butane cost alone.


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Should You Buy an E-Nail? 

After weighing the facts, the question remains: is owning an e-nail right for you? Answering this will be a matter of personal preference. The technology is highly recommended for anyone who plans on enjoying cannabis concentrates long-term, and for those who wish to save money on butane costs over time.

E-nails are also terrific for social dabbers who plan to distribute lots of dabs over a long time span. For gatherings and events where there can be a supervised tasting station (such as festivals or trade shows), electronic nails are perfect to have around in order to keep the dabs coming.


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Flavor fans will also find incredible value in the temperature-maintaining consistency of an e-nail. There simply isn’t a better mechanism in existence for ensuring optimal temperatures.

On the other hand, these nails are not recommended for negligent dabbers, and should always be respected and used with caution. E-nails can also be costly up front and aren’t very portable. If you’re a novice looking to get into cannabis concentrates for the first time, it’s highly recommended you first outfit yourself with a torch. Although the e-nail deserves its place in every connoisseur’s dab station, one should always start with a torch and slowly work your way up the technological ladder.

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We Tried the Suicide Girls’ New Cannabis Vape Line

Building on their already widespread brand and lifestyle recognition, the erotic modeling and online community website Suicide Girls recently launched a cannabis brand. Their product line is built on three distinct vape cartridges focusing specifically on the effects most beloved by their models—Chill, Hustle, and Zero.

Originally founded and still operating as an “alt-pin-up-girl” Tumblr-style blog site, Suicide Girls is all about meeting consumer preferences where they’re at. The same is true of their product line. The sleek metal vape pens that comprise the line are a great indicator of the ways in which thoughtful design is becoming a priority in the cannabis space, and at 65% THC per pen, they are powerful without being overwhelming for the average consumer (though I would still caution the casual user to start with one small hit and build incrementally from there). They’re also a great value, at $55 for a one-gram cartridge.


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Chill and Hustle are true to their namesakes. Chill was great for both movie watching and going to the meditation gardens in Encinitas, giving me a nice mellow high without drowsiness. I also enjoyed sharing this with my lover before a cuddle. I gave some to a friend who was feeling a little anxious about an upcoming project and she noted that it helped her feel more at ease.

Hustle is definitely a productivity-focused sativa. I tried it with a few friends and one described the experience as “active, focused, and present” while another found it “too cerebral to the point of anxiety.” I personally found this pen to be useful when trying to stave off the afternoon slump and stay clear and focused.

Zero is the Suicide Girls’ unique entry point into the cannabis market. The name speaks to its anti-munchie effects. Thanks to the presence of THCV, a cannabinoid that has been found to suppress appetite and regulate blood sugar, this is one of the few cannabis products I’ve tried that doesn’t leave me wanting to devour the refrigerator.

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Suicide Girls Cannabis Vape Cartridge Product Review | Leafly

It’s not a leap to see why body-conscious Suicide Girls see THCV-intense strains, such as Durban Poison, as go-to’s, and why Zero is an on-target product for them. According to the company’s director Dominic Grech, “We noticed a significant number of Suicide Girls smoking strains that were high in THCV … that is where we came up with the idea for Zero, a THCV-infused hybrid.”

They’re definitely on to something with the concept behind Zero. I also found this to be the best-tasting of the three pens, with a light citrus flavor coupled with a candy sweetness—almost like drinking a lemon-lime soda. But the reasons I love the THCV-predominant strain have less to do with ‘dieting’ and more to do with how it gives me even more control over my cannabis experience. Munchies are a side effect a lot of us want to avoid, and it’s past time that we have an option that suppresses that impulse.

Furthermore, for most of us, it’s less because of a desire to stay thin or meet a certain shape goal, and it’s not about being on a diet. It’s about being mindful of what we put in our bodies. It’s because, and let’s be honest, mindlessly mowing down a bag of chips may not leave you feeling particularly sexy or in control of your body. And both of those are paramount to enjoying a healthy lifestyle. As our cultural understanding of cannabis and the amazing number of ways it can contribute to a healthy lifestyle grows, consumers being able to better direct their experience with the plant is becoming more and more tailored.


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Overall Product Impressions

While a little more holistic, empowerment-focused marketing would really turn me on, I’m thrilled that Suicide Girls has come out with some high-quality vapes. I love the metal on metal design with the logo branded battery. The tube mouthpiece is also unique—it has more airflow than the thinner mouthpieces on other vapes I’ve used. And I especially appreciate the brand’s commitment to transparency: The website includes information about the organic sourcing of the product from Lowell Farms, plus testing information for cannabinoid content and results for residual solvents, pesticides, and molds. They’re also propylene glycol-free. Overall, these vapes are designed for savvy consumers who care about what goes into their bodies—no matter their shape or size.

Suicide Girls Cannabis Cartridges At a Glance

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Product Info: Suicide Girls Zero (Hybrid) Cartridge

Manufacturer: Suicide Girls

Cannabis content:  84% Cannabinoids:

THC 65%

CBD 2.98%

CBN 1.62%

CBG .99%

CBC .84%

Verols .76%

THCv > 1%

Non-Active Ingredients: Natural flavors and terpenes

Available in: California


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Product Info: Suicide Girls Hustle (Sativa Dominant) Cartridge

Manufacturer: Suicide Girls

Cannabis content:  84% Cannabinoids

THC 65%

CBD 2.98%

CBN .38%

CBG .99%

CBC .84%

Verols .76%

Non-Active Ingredients: Natural flavors and terpenes

Available in: California

Manufacturer: Suicide Girls

Product Info: Suicide Girls Chill (Indica Dominant) Cartridge

Cannabis content: 84% Cannabinoids:

THC 65%

CBD 2.98%

CBN 6.7%

CBG .99%

CBC .84%

Verols .76%

Non-Active Ingredients: Natural flavors and terpenes

Available in: California

Have you tried the Suicide Girls product line? Share your thoughts in the comments?

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Cannabis Product Recommendations for First-Time Consumers

With cannabis legalization moving full-speed ahead, you might find yourself becoming curious about trying it for the first time (or for the first time in a long time). Or maybe you have a friend or family member asking about cannabis as they flirt with the idea of partaking. As a first-timer, you likely have lots of questions you want answered before you pick up a product to try, such as:

To help you better understand what you should buy if you’re using cannabis for the first time, allow us be your virtual budtender before you even step foot in a dispensary. Each product delivers a unique experience, so let’s review a few different product types based on common concerns of cannabis beginners.

‘I want to try cannabis, but I’m afraid of getting too high’


Product Recommendation: Vape pens

The first thing I typically recommend to first-time cannabis consumers are portable pen vapes with a cannabis oil cartridge. These pens require no setup beyond attaching the cartridge, and activating one can be as easy as pressing a button and inhaling. The vapor is easy on the lungs, and it’s easy to dose conservatively (simply take small puffs). In addition to being inconspicuous in design, these pens don’t leave much in the way of lingering aroma.


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Pro-tip: I always ask for cartridges without PG (or propylene glycol). This is an additive used to make the oil more viscous, but I’ve found that it carries a harsh chemical flavor and may cause stomachaches and headaches. Many stores have pivoted away from PG products for health and safety reasons, but you may want to ask to be sure.

‘I don’t like to smoke and edibles are scary’


Product Recommendation: Tinctures

Many people are drawn to edibles for their smoke-free delivery of THC, but their effects can sometimes feel too intense for the cannabis initiate. Instead, try a sublingual tincture.

Tinctures are a cannabis extract that uses alcohol to pull THC and other compounds from the plant, resulting in a liquid that can be dropped under the tongue. The effects kick in quicker than an edible, making them easier to dose. Simply put a drop on your tongue and wait for the slight buzz to kick in. Add another drop if you’d like a more noticeable effect.


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Looking for purely medicinal effects without the high? Find a non-psychoactive tincture high in CBD to help with pain, anxiety, inflammation, and other conditions. Or try a low-potency THC tincture for a subtle and functional buzz.

‘I like the idea of edibles, but I don’t want to be that high for that long’

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Product Recommendation: Low-dose edibles (5mg or less)

Not all edibles will send you to the cosmos. A “standard dose” is considered 10 mg, but even that can be a bit too much for novices and first-timers. Try instead an edible with a minimal amount of THC–as few as a couple milligrams. I’ve managed to find edibles with as little as 2.5 mg of THC, and while the euphoric effects are undetectable for heavier, long-time consumers, it can be the perfect amount for the cannabis-timid.


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This practice of using small doses is called “microdosing,” and more consumers every day are learning that this is the most enjoyable way to consume cannabis. While many enjoy the dizzying euphoria that comes with high-potency cannabis, others may prefer subdued effects that promote calm relaxation over anxiety, functionality over couchlock, and focus over brain-haze.

For novices and new users, look for edibles with a small amount of THC–we’re talking 5 mg or less–and see if that’s the preferred experience for you.

‘I want to harness the medical effects of cannabis without the smoke or high’


CBD-infused cannabis soft gels(Courtesy of Care by Design)

Product Recommendation: CBD topicals or capsules

Here’s a game-changer for many people treating symptoms and medical conditions: you don’t have to smoke it, and you don’t have to get high. This is how so many cannabis consumers have convinced their parents and grandparents to give it a try, especially if they’re suffering from aches, pains, arthritis, or other aging-related discomforts.


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CBD is a non-psychoactive compound in cannabis that can be isolated to treat a myriad of conditions without any noticeable high. It can be rendered into a variety of forms, like tinctures, ingestible capsules, or topical creams.

Cannabis-infused balms, lotions, and gels are particularly useful for treating pain and inflammation, and they provide an easy route of introduction to cannabis skeptics; they can be incredibly effective and completely non-psychoactive in effect.

‘I like smoking, but I hear the cannabis is much stronger these days’

Cannabis rolling papers and cones(Courtesy of Care by Design)

Product Recommendation: Low-THC/High-CBD flower or pre-rolls

It’s true that cannabis today can be quite potent, sometimes pushing the 30% watermark in THC. However, as legalization rolls in with a new demographic of consumers, so does the demand for lower potency flower.

If you’re nostalgic for the low-torque cannabis of yesteryear, it’s a good idea to look for cannabis with a balanced THC-to-CBD ratio. It can be hard to find cannabis that’s just low in THC; for instance, you don’t see many folks advertising a 7% THC strain, but what you will find is products with, let’s say, 7% THC and 7% CBD.


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These THC/CBD mixed strains are mellow in effect, and perfect for individuals looking to jump back into cannabis after a decades-long hiatus. Some popular mixed strains to look for include Harlequin, ACDC, Sour Tsunami, and Pennywise. Note that CBD:THC ratios may vary between producers, so always check the product’s tested cannabinoid contents before purchasing.

Which specific strains, products, and brands would you recommend to a first-timer? Let’s hear your suggestions in the comments section below.

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