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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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Walnut

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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Seashells

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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New Strains Alert: Chocolate Tonic, Blackberry Fire, Commerce City Kush, and More

Hello! Happy Friday and welcome back to another New Strains Alert!

This week we have four indicas from Rare Dankness and three hybrid strains from Purple Caper Seeds. While these cultivators are representing two of the three convenient categories of cannabis available to consumers, the strains within each category are quite eclectic. For example, the hybrid Chocolate Tonic is a potent 1:1 CBD strain that combines the flavorful terpenes and Kush attributes with the medicinal benefits of Cannatonic, while the indica CBD OX takes a more weighted, sedative approach while also remaining primarily medicinal.

Find these strains and more right here at Leafly. If you’ve gotten your hands on any of these latest additions to our database, share a review and help inform the cannabis community!

CBD OX by Rare Dankness is a 1:1 CBD/THC strain that grows deep green buds with bright orange hairs. This pleasant strain is a 90% indica-dominant cross of Rare Dankesss’s OX male and a CBD-rich cultivar, Shak. CBD OX has a spicy flavor and deep notes of coffee and berry. The breeder recommends utilizing this strain’s calming effects to abate anxiety and diminish physical discomfort.

Commerce City Kush by Rare Dankness is a pungent indica-dominant strain with intense effects. Created by crossing Chemdawg 4 and Rare Dankness #1, this strain delivers fuel-forward aromas and strong physical effects. It hits right between the eyes and lingers, offering a strong cerebral buzz that sinks into the body. Enjoy Commerce City Kush in the early evening or in a place you intend to stay, as the mental and physical effects can be arresting. The breeder recommends utilizing this strain for GI issues, depression, migraines, and nausea.

Pamelina by Rare Dankness is a powerful indica-dominant strain supposedly named for a love interest of one of its breeders. This strain was crafted from the Forum cut of Girl Scout Cookies and Rare Dankness #2, creating a high-yielding, pungent plant with a 58 to 65 day flowering time. Pamelina expresses deep green and purple hues as well as doughy tasting terpenes with touches of windflower and fuel notes. This strain has been known to reduce stress and physical discomfort.

Purple Swish is an intensely fruity indica strain. It’s a cross of Purple Urkle and Rare Dankness #1, and expresses dark buds with deep purple hues. This strain’s deep relaxation is coupled with giggly euphoria that will glue you to the couch with a smile on your face. The grower recommends utilizing Purple Swish for migraines, ADD/ADHD, and stress. Purple Swish also has a snappy 50 to 60 day flowering time.

Grandma’s Batch by Purple Caper Seeds is a cross between Candyland and Girl Scout Cookies. This savory strain emits a sweet gas aroma while tasting sweet and doughy on the palate. The breeder has described the strain as “warm and fuzzy,” offering pleasant and relaxing physical effects suited to a day indoors.

Blackberry Fire by Purple Caper Seeds is a fuel-flavored cross of Blackberry Kush and Fire Lady. This strain was awarded 2nd place at the 2016 HempCon Cup Awards. Its terpene profile is less berry and more gas, offering sour, chemically sweetness with hints of fruit throughout. This strain’s long-lasting buzz lends itself to consumers seeking resilient physical effects.

Chocolate Tonic by Purple Caper Seeds is a 1:1 CBD/THC strain that has helped many medical cannabis patients throughout the West Coast. Created by crossing Chocolate Kush and Cannatonic, Chocolate Tonic harnesses the best parts of both strains and offers soothing relief for inflammation, anxiety, and nausea alongside an enjoyable buzz. Chocolate Tonic has a distinct pine and cocoa aroma while being a bit more herbaceous than sweet on the palate.


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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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The Leafly Guide to Pairing Cannabis With Herbs and Spices

We all know that herbs and spices are the building blocks of a flavorful dish. In your kitchen right now, you likely have an array of them, from basil and sage to cinnamon and black pepper, at the ready to punch up even the blandest of meals.

What you may not know is that herbs and spices owe their flavors (and even some of their health benefits) to terpenes—just like cannabis does. With some freshly ground black pepper (which gets most of its kick from the terpene caryophyllene), you’re ready to enjoy a delicious chicken wing or pile of roasted potatoes bursting with flavor; with a few sprigs of thyme (which owes a portion of its fragrance to the terpene myrcene), you’ve taken your bruschetta to the next level.

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Knowing that cannabis also gains its flavors from terpenes, you have a head start toward pairing the perfect cannabis strain with the perfect meal. Whether you use a tincture made with a specific strain to accentuate specific flavors in a dish, or select a strain to consume alongside your dinner based on how its flavors complement the flavors in your entrée, knowing which strains pair with which herbs and spices will let you take your cannabis and food pairing game to the next level.

With so many options at your fingertips, we’ve created the following easily-referenced pairing guide to help you elevate your food with cannabis, whether via infusion or via consumption alongside the meal. Print it out, post it in your kitchen, reference it often, and enjoy the pairings!

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Recommended Pairings

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It’s not easy to start from scratch, so check out the following for some recipe inspiration to get you started with incorporating the cannabis strains into some delectable dishes and drinks. Create your own infused tincture before diving into the recipes below.

Cinnamon and Tangerine Dream Tea

For a soothing drink after a long day at work, this tea tastes of warm cinnamon, calming chamomile, and juicy tangerine. The super simple recipe is quick and effortless—the notes of cinnamon swirl with citrusy Tangerine Dream to give your taste buds a treat that is both delicious and relaxing. Not only that, cinnamon carries the terpene caryophyllene which is an anti-inflammatory and is said to work as an anti-cancer agent.

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Ingredients:

  • Hot water
  • Chamomile tea bag
  • Tangerine Dream infused tincture
  • Dash of cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Boil water in kettle or on stove and pour over tea bag. Let steep according to package directions.
  2. Add infused tincture (amount added should vary depending on the potency of your tincture and your target dosage).
  3. Top with a dash of cinnamon.
  4. Stir and enjoy!

Cayenne Pepper and Chocolope Chili

For something hearty, we give you a spicy, delectable chocolate chili! The heat in the cayenne brings out the sweeter and darker notes in chocolate, and a Chocolope tincture fits right in. Chocolope is also high in guaiol, which offers anti-microbial properties.

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This recipe is inspired by May I Have That Recipe?

Yields: 4–6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 3 tomatillos, diced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cumin, divided
  • 29 ounces canned diced tomatoes
  • 8 ounces canned diced green chilies
  • Two 15.5-ounce cans red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 5 ounces dark chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Chocolope infused tincture

Directions:

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot. Add the onion and cook over medium heat for about four minutes, stirring often.
  2. Add the tomatillos, chili powder, salt, and half the cumin, and continue cooking for another four minutes.
  3. Add the canned tomatoes, chilies, and beans and cook for 10–12 minutes, stirring often.
  4. Add the chocolate, second half of the cumin, cayenne pepper, and smoked paprika. Stir well.
  5. Cover, reduce the heat to low, and cook for another 10 minutes.
  6. Add infused tincture (amount added should vary depending on the potency of your tincture and your target dosage) and stir thoroughly before serving.

Pro tip: This recipe yields 4–6 servings depending on what size serving you’re looking for, so remember to base the amount of tincture you add on the number of servings you’re planning for.

Apple Kush and Sage Lemonade

Need something sippable to quench your thirst? Sage is an earthy herb that brings out the delicate notes in staple fruits such as apples, so combining Apple Kush and sage into an elevated lemonade is a no-brainer.

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Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 3–4 fresh sage leaves
  • 14 cup hot water
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 34 cup cold water
  • Apple Kush infused tincture
  • Ice

Directions:

  1. Combine the lemon juice and sage in a glass bowl; steep at room temperature for three hours.
  2. In a 16-ounce cup, stir together the sugar and hot water until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Strain lemon and sage mixture into glass and add the cold water.
  4. Add infused tincture (amount added should vary depending on the potency of your tincture and your target dosage).
  5. Fill to the top with ice and serve.

Pro tip: Want to get fancy? Garnish with an extra sage leaf or two.

*Note: Specific volumes of cannabis tincture are not included due to the fact that tincture potency can vary incredibly widely—10mg may mean anything from a few drops to a whole dropper-full. Always familiarize yourself with the potency of your tincture before adding it to beverages or food—the actual amount you use should be modified based on the strength of your tincture and the potency you desire. The best way to verify potency is to start with one portion of a drink or meal, wait one to two hours, then make an informed decision on whether to consume more. Always dose carefully and listen to your body, and never drive under the influence of cannabis or alcohol.


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New Strains Alert: False Teeth, Wookies, Jilly Dawg, and More

Welcome back to Leafly’s New Strains Alert! This week we have strains from Karma Genetics, Dungeons Vault Genetics, Cannarado Genetics, and Bodhi Seeds, plus a Wookies Cookies cross for Girl Scout Cookies fanatics everywhere. Wookies is bred from White 91 and Girl Scout Cookies, not to be mistaken for its counterpart, Wookie, of space-Sasquatch fame. Wookie is a potent hybrid cross of distant opposites, Lavender and Appalachia. This dreamy cross is happy and blissful, like a wookie frolicking through the forests of Endor.

Find these strain and many more right here on Leafly. Also, if you’ve tried any of these great strains, share your experience in a review and help inform the community.

Jilly Dawg is a sativa-dominant hybrid created by Adam Dunn. It’s a genetic cross of the tropical Jillybean and the potent Chemdawg 91. This pairing defines Jilly Dawg’s unique smell, emanating notes of mango, orange, pine, and diesel. Jilly Dawg’s sativa-driven effects make it a perfect strain for creative and social consumers looking to spur good conversation and heady thoughts.

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False Teeth is another Dungeons Vault Genetics strain with Grandpa’s Breath genes. It combines Candyland V2, which is a cross of Platinum Girl Scout Cookies and Granddaddy Purple, with the pungent terpenes of Grandpa’s Breath. This indica-dominant hybrid is a prodigious resin producer and emits fruity, earthy sweetness. Although False Teeth yields an average crop, the potent, sticky buds more than make up for its lack of weight. Enjoy this strain into the evening to maximize its relaxing effects.

Club 69 is a special strain crafted by Josh D of Karma Genetics for Arizona’s own, Sunday Goods. This Kushy cross of Karmarado OG and Biker Kush is a knockout for consumers looking for a heavy, restful indica-dominant strain. The terpene profile is a mixture of gas and pine, leaving the consumer with clean floral notes on the exhale. Enjoy this strain with care as the effects have been known to be powerfully sedative with continued consumption.

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Wookie is a tantalizing cross of Lavender and Appalachia supposedly grown by the renowned seed bank, Bodhi Seeds. This odoriferous combination blends an intensely floral aroma with sour terpenes, creating a unique fragrance that is sure to fill the room. Lavender’s happy, relaxed effects press firmly up against Appalachia’s dreamy, cerebral effects, making Wookie a whimsical escape from stress.

Wookies (not to be confused with the strain “Wookie” or the enormous, sentient space-bears of Star Wars) is an indica-dominant cross of White 91 (The White x Chemdawg 91) and Girl Scout Cookies. Known for its loud terpene profile and high-THC percentage, Wookies grows the Cookies genetic line while standing firmly on its own in terms of effects. It combines the generous trichome production of White 91 with the minty, musky aroma of the GSC “Forum Cut” to create a strain that is potent and pleasing to the senses.

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Rocky Dennis by Cannarado Genetics is terpene-rich cross of two naturally aromatic strains, CO Flo and Sour Dubble. This genetic combination delivers a sweet and sour aroma with distinctly earthy undertones, expressing a chemically taste on the exhale. This unique flavor profile makes it perfect for concentrates and is also alluring to seasoned cannabis consumers looking to challenge their palate. Enjoy Rocky Dennis in small doses to maintain a functional buzz that mutes minor aches while dulling your sense of fatigue and stress.

Josh D OG by Karma Genetics is a handcrafted OG hybrid with a lineage stretching back to Florida, 1991. Josh D and Matt “Bubba” Berger began developing these genetics in Orlando and helped define the OG culture we know today. This strain is a three deep cross of SFV OG x Triangle Kush x Hell’s Angels OG and offers consumers relaxing effects with an amplified Kush flavor. This indica-dominant hybrid is euphoric and happy while still saddling consumers with potent mid-level sedation.


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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

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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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Strain Highlight: Northern Lights, the Indica Legend Up Close

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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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The Spark: How a Curator Matches Art With Cannabis Strains

The world of cannabis packaging is exploding with creative new concepts, and thanks to industry growth, designs are rapidly shifting toward classier and ever more consumer-friendly while striving to truly reflect the particular strain or product within. This is particularly important in states like Washington, where consumers are unable to scrutinize, smell, or otherwise interact with products prior to purchase. At the same time, in the face of rapid evolution, brands still have to consider how to respect classic cannabis culture while moving towards updating cannabis’s image.

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How can a single company stand out from the crowd by producing fresh, eye-catching packaging without alienating the artistic vibes of yesteryear? To answer that very question, we sat down with Burgandy Viscosi—art curator for Washington brand Leaph—to hear about the company’s unique vision for bespoke packaging designs that capture the nuances of their product names and effects.

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Leafly: What is the selection and submission process like for choosing artists to feature on Leaph’s packaging? How many submissions do you usually get?

Viscosi: The selection process has varied. We have made calls out on social media and had at least 50 submissions since we started. I also reached out to the Visionary Arts community, a collective of artists I’ve been working with for the last 10 years, as well as looking for specific animals within art and contacting an artist that way.

How has the selection process changed over time?

Now we are looking into creating contests for artist submissions. This will be our new process going forward because we aren’t always positive the strain will stick and become a permanent part of our collection. This gives a new artist an opportunity to win a contract with us.

Are there any motifs that are common across all of the packaging designs?

Our one motif is an animal theme. As we progress forward, we become more specific about the art relating to strain characteristics, or even its relation to the strain’s name. I feel, in time, this will be the refining of the overall feel of the art connected to the cannabis specifically.

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How do you think modern packaging designs reflect cannabis culture of the past? Is that something you think about when choosing artwork for Leaph?

Absolutely. Our CEO Yossarian Kelley was Alton Kelley’s son. Alton Kelley did many of the Grateful Dead album covers. The art of that generation heavily influenced many of the artists that we have on our packaging. Cannabis has been a huge part of the American Arts movement, but maybe just behind the scenes—until now.

What has been your favorite strain image thus far? What was the strain and who made the artwork?

I try hard not to have favorites … I love all of the art equally. But, of course, I have undeniable appreciation of how it translates onto the package.

However, I specifically created the tiger for Blue Fire, and even worked the logo into the image. Unfortunately, that is one of the strains that we had to phase out. So I must say I miss that particular piece being part of the collection.

What kind of art catches your eye from the get-go?

Personally, I love work that is bright and bold and engages the imagination. The rise of Visionary tends to be my go-to.

Art curator for a cannabis company is an awesome job. How did you get started as a bona fide art curator in the cannabis space?

Art curation seems to be a natural fit for someone who understands the creative process on a personal level, then takes it off the canvas into larger formats, like orchestrating a collective of art.

Cannabis has always been such a Muse of the art and its artist, so this is such a natural fit. I’m extremely grateful to be part of this alignment.


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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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