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Best Way to Smoke Hash

Best Way to Smoke Hash

Best Way to Smoke Hash In this article we’re going to find out the Best way to Smoke Hash. In many parts of the world the Cannabis Buds themselves are often considered an unfinished product, and may people in these area’s may go their whole lives never smoking cannabis flower. In these areas there generally hasn’t been the same focus on marijuana breeding or indoor cultivation to the plant material their working with would be a more crude, and in need of processing to get the best product. Conversely, In places in Like Amsterdam and California growers have worked to isolate genetics with over 30 % THC in ideal indoor conditions. In these cases there’s no need to process your large buds into hash and its generally the trim that gets used for hash and other concentrate production ( pheonix tears, C02 Oil, rosin etc)

 

Countries like Morocco, Afghanistan and Lebanon rank among the biggest hash producing countries in the world, and they of course export to Europe, North America and all over rest of the planet. In fact when I  began smoking weed as a teenager, it was common to get Moroccan/Afgan Hash around summertime when there was usually a flower dry spell as growers focused their energy on their outdoor crops. I always appreciated the floral, musky essence and smooth delicious smoke of those first hash smoking experiences.

How to Smoke Hash

Top 5 Best Ways to Smoke Hash.

 

5. Hot Knives

Before I knew what Bubble Hash was, my friends and I were introduced to the Afghan Variety of Hash. This is the Substance that people generally associate with Hash. Its a soft gummy tar looking substance. Its ideally quite malleable.  You can simply pick off small pieces from the larger hash ball and break them up as small as possible. If its hard you can slowly warm it up with a lighter ( don’t burn it) For Hot Knives you’ll want something about half the size of a grain of rice or slightly bigger. It best to form this down into a tiny little patty.

Take two butter knives and heat just the tips up on a heating element. It should be noted that these butter knives will never be the same, so choose wisely, better to use old ones that no one will miss.

 

Once the knife tips are glowing orange you’re ready for lift off. At this point it should be noted that this is much easier with two people but can be accomplished by yourself as well.

Take the the little hash patty and carefully place it on the tip of the first knife whist holding it out flat. This is the base. Quickly grab the second knife and press it down, once the two hot knives are pressed down on the piece of hash it will quickly burn up so you or your friend need to be ready to inhale the smoke. Some wise stoners will go an extra step and make a mouth piece by cutting off the top of a 2 litre pop bottle so that the hot knives don’t get too close to your mouth and face. I’m going to strongly recommend that anyone reading this tutorial goes ahead and takes this step. The first time I ever heard of hot knives was from a older guy that had been held back a couple grades and was in my high school geography class. He sat next to me, and one morning he came in with a nasty burn mark on his cheek. He explained what he’s been doing and of course it seemed completely ridiculous to me at he time, it wasn’t until a couple years later that I tried it for myself.

I’d rate this method a 2/5. Pros are that its a convenient quick and dirty way to smoke some hash, but because of the danger factor I wouldn’t recommend it if you’re even slightly clumsy.

4. Bottle Tokes

To smoke bottle tokes or BT’s as we called them, you need:

a) A cigarette or a perfectly rolled joint of dry weed* ( needs to burn evenly like a cigarette.)

b) a plastic water bottle or glass beer bottle.

c) bottle cap

d) a penny/sharp object

If you’re going to use a plastic water bottle you can carefully burn a small hole about an 1.5 inches from the bottom of the water bottle. It should about the size of the end of a lighter.

If you only have access to a glass bottle its a little tougher to make the hole and you’ll probably go through a couple bottles to get it right. What you need is a sharp or hard object like a nail, knife or shard of metal. Starting about  1.5 inches from the bottom, start scratching a small area about the size of a dime. The more you scratch it in this isolated area the better.

Next you’ll insert the penny in the bottle, grab it by the neck of the bottle and begin shaking the penny around, it will pop a hole the area that you scratched up and sometimes it will just crack the entire bottle. Ive had a few that worked out perfectly the first time.

Smoking BT’s

Now that you’ve made your plastic of glass BT bottle you’re ready to smoke. Set up a session of small rice size hash pattys just like you would for hot knives. They need to be small enough to rest on top of the burning cherry of the cigarette or joint. (If they’re too big you won’t be able to pick them up with the cigarette). Cigarettes make this process easier as they always burn perfectly, but a really good joint can accomplish the same objective (if you can roll one).

  • Make sure the cap is on the bottle, this holds the smoke in.
  • Start by holding the cigarette between your thumb and middle finger. You can then use your index finger to tap the cherry of the cigarette to the little hash patty. It helps to take a drag and ask the cigarette s its as hot as possible and can easily pick up the hash from the top.
  • Once you’ve accomplished this ( takes some finesse) you turn the cigarette so that the hash is now resting on top of the cherry ( burning ember/tip)
  • Holding the cigarette with the thumb and index finger of your dominant hand, use you other hand to quickly pick up the bottle side down with the bottle facing you.
  • as soon as the hash starts burning a stream of white smoke will start rising from it. It looks obviously thick than the cigarette or joint smoke and will rise in one perfect unbroken stream.
  • Hold the cigarette so that the hash stream is entering the bottle. The bottle should be held at a 60 degree angle.
  • The hash smoke will enter the hole and fill the bottle from the bottom up.
  • When the hash stream subsides quickly take the cigarette away from the hole and cove it with your thumb.
  • When you’re ready to inhale simply remove the cap and bring it to your lips. Take your thumb away as you inhale from the mouthpiece of the bottle.

I’d rate BTs a 3.5/5

Once you get good at this you can get really nice results. If you can properly isolate the hash stream without introducing too much tobacco smoke, you get a perfect toke with the added benefit of the smoke being a much cooler temperture than if you were toking from a short pipe.

Good for – Afghan/Moroccan and pressed Bubble Hash ( if you buy it micro-planed, you can mold it together with your fingers.)

 

3. Spliff

Smoking a hash spliff is a really traditional way to enjoy the product. Typically you’d try to break the hash up as fine as possible and/or roll a string of flexible Moroccan Hash along the length of your spliff. This can be laid in the joint of tobacco or finally broken up weed  (dry) and then rolled as normal.

Micro planed bubble hash is a relatively new variety that works great for sprinkling on top of a bed of tobacco/weed then rolled normally.

Although the traditional tobacco hash version of this is my personal favourite way to smoke hash, I’m trying so really limit the amount of tobacco I smoke / if I’m going to smoke hash I wouldn’t generally mix it with bud  (personal preference) so I’d give this a 4.20/5. 

Good For: Afghan, Bubble Hash, Hash Oil

 

2.Hash Pipe/Bongs

This one is pretty straight forward but sometimes simple is best. From the simple glass pipe to the most intricate bong this is an elegant solution. Its generally best to have a small filter so that finely broken up hash cannot clog the pipe or bong.

What is a Hash Pipe?

The main difference between a Hash Pipe and a regular pipe is that the bowl will generally have small holes to draw the smoke through as opposed to a single hole in regular bowls. You can also just  purchase a glass filter at a head shop which accomplishes the same thing.

Hash Pipe/Bongs are Best Way to Smoke Bubble Hash.

Micro-planed bubble hash is really versatile and can be smoked in almost any format: joints, bongs, certain vaporizers etc . Pressed bubble hash is great in pipes or bongs. I give them 4.4/5

Best for Bubble Hash

 

1) Vaporizers

Vaporizers are a new addition to world of hash smoking. Certain specialized vaporizers have the ability to burn multiple forms of cannabis, dry flower, hash oil, bubble hash etc. These can be an expensive investment upfront, but the convience and discreet nature of vape pens make them a winner in my books. I enjoy bringing a bit of hash up the mountain on hikes and while snowboarding and the convenience of not having to deal with the wind while lighting up is a huge bonus. You can relax on the chair and casually have a nice session with you pals. I give vaporizers a 4.5/5 

 

Best for Hash Oil and Micro-Planed Bubble Hash.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What is Live Resin?

What is Live Resin?

What is Live Resin? The legalization of medicinal and recreational Cannabis has brought to light many tricks and techniques that were previously hidden in the shadows as tightly guarded trade secrets. As larger segments society have began to accept the medicinal and recreational value of this special plant, so to has it began to get a more comprehensive glimpse of the science of cannabis.

 

The vibrant and burgeoning cannabis industry has grown by leaps and bounds in the last decade in this new climate of acceptance and entrepreneurship. New methods of consumption have been developed as the technology advanced ( vaping, dabbing, beverages) In concert with these new methods of consomption amazing new products have risen to the fore ( c02 oil, rosin, diamonds etc)

Now at the cutting edge of technological and scientific advancements in the industry a new product has emerged…That product is Live Resin!

 

But what is Live Resin ? How is it made? How does it relate to other concentrates like shatter, rosin and bubble hash and how can you ingest it. In this blog Canada wide Weed will get the bottom of the question: What is Live Resin?

 

Live Resin is a concentrate just like Rosin, Pheonix Tears and C02 Oil, that has substantially more Terpenes then other Cannabis products. Terpenes are essentially the oils produced by the Cannabis plant that give each strain its signature taste and smell. They’re produced by the same glads as the cannabinoids like THC, CBD, CBG so theirs all sorts of beautiful crystals the plant produces.

 

To date over 100 terpenes have been identified, just like fingerprints, each one is different and as you become more familiar with the scents you’ll notice they tend to signify certain characteristics that given stain will exhibit. Some common examples of Terpenes found in Cannabis are:

  • Limonene
  • Myrecene
  • Alpha-Pinene
  • Beta-Pinene
  • Delta 3 Carene
  • Alpha Bisabolol
  • Linalool
  • Borneol
  • Caryophyllene
  • Eucalyptol
  • Terpineol
  • Cineole

 

Each one is different and as you become more familiar with the scents you’ll notice they tend to signify certain characteristics that given stain will exhibit. For instance, Limonene of often present in high concentrations in energetic and euphoric strains like Super Silver Haze, where as Morecene is often present in more medicinal strains like Rock Star.

How is Live Resin Made?

Live Resin is extracted from fresh or flash frozen Cannabis right after harvesting the plant material. That’s where the ” Live ” part of the name comes from. In general concentrates are all made from Weed that’s been harvested, dried and cured normally. Just like the buds you would roll a joint with. Because Live Resin is produced without that doing process the resulting concentrate is able to capture the terpene profile and other compounds more accurately. The result is a bouquet of aromas and flavours and medicinal effects you’ll of never experienced with more typical extractions. If you’ve ever smelled a live Cannabis plant you’ll know just how intoxicating those aromas can be. awards the end of the flowering cycle I’ll spend house with my mature plants truly just appreciating how beautiful and impressive they are in every dimension.

 

Live Resin cannot be made at home without very specialized equipment. Whereas concentrates like Phoenix Tears only require basic equipment, safety precautions and large amounts of weed, Live Resin requires very specialized and often dangerous equipment that’s operated under high pressure, and this type of process should be left to people that know what they’re doing. I’ve heard stories of high pressure tubes flying off high end closed loop extractors and nearly killing the tech that had the bad luck of being in the room at the time.

For Live Resin, the closed loop extractors work by introducing the solvent ( c02, butane, isopropyl alcohol) under deep pressure then massively cooling it dow- like to cryogenic temperature levels of – 30 to -50 Celsius  ( think Austin powers). The cold liquid solvent is then passed through the fresh frozen cannabis material in the chamber, its here that the solvent bonds with the terpenes , cannabinoids and other compounds and extracts hem from the plant material and fibres.

The solvent now contains all of the desireable compounds that we want to enjoy. From here it passes to the de-wax chamber that will remove all of the fats, lipids and wax. These are important to remove before human consumption and you definitely don’t want to be inhaling them.

Finally the solvent is purged/boiled off . When that process is complete you’re left with a concentrated oil filled with Cannabinoids and delicious aromatic and medicinal terpenes.

The solvent then returns to the storage chamber where its ready for the next extraction ( hence the closed loop)

Live Resin Vs Shatter

 

By this point most cannabis consumers are at least vaguely familiar with Shatter and its intense, concentrated effects. I took my first dab slightly after high school graduation. Living out in the Suburbs my friends and decided to venture into the big city on a warm summer day. We were visiting the great seed and head shops of queen west and by chance stumbled into a head shop with a new invention ( to us ) primed and ready to go on the counter. After a friendly chat with the owner and going over our big plans fo the day he offered a hit off his new ” Rig” To this day all I can recall was taking my hit and then having to sit on the floor of the shop for what seemed like an eternitye, the owners two Rottweilers kept me company as I sat there, in a complete Haze. Shatter and Rosin have been some of the most potent concentrates diehard consumers have been able to access for the last decade. At this point the pros are able to extract 100% Cannabinoid concentrates using specialized methods.

The main difference between Live Resin and Shatter is that with Live Resin, the intention is to preserve as many of those unadulterated terpenes as possible so you can really savour their delicate aromas and flavours. As a result the concentration of Cannabinoids won’t be quite as high, but still strong enough for all but the most diehard Dab Heads. We’re generally seeing THC concentrations around the 75% mark with around 9 % Terpenes.

 

How to smoke Live Resin

The best way to truly enjoy Live Resin is using specialized tools like Dab Rigs and multi function vaporizers. You could also add it to a joint or on top of a bong but your not really going to enjoy all the incredible flavours that way, and as I just mentioned , with Live Resin , its all about the aromas and flavours.

 

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How to roll a joint?

northern lights pre rolled joint

How to roll a joint?

 

Learning how to roll a joint is absolutely a right of passage for all cannabis smokers. These days with the multitudes of devices and methodes to ingest Cannabis, one of the most practical, economical and satisfying ways to get high still starts with your own two hands. It’s easy to get lulled into the convienience that technology and mass production afford, but when the chips are down and its just you , a bud and a paper, Canada Wide Weed‘s here to get you from zero to hero lickity spliff.

J’s, L’s, pre rolled cones, jive sticks, blunts, reefers; there are endless names for these little handmade creations but at the end of the day, they all lead to the same destination ( hopefully) ie You enjoying the end result of a lovingly grown and expertly cured bud. Weed that is too wet often leads to uneven or stalled burning. Generally speaking you’ll want your Cannabis to be on the dryer side of the equation when you’re rolling up, but like anything you can take that idea too far and end up with tasteless un-nuanced smoke that looses a lot of a given stains desired qualities. Thats been one of the major downfalls that discerning consumers have noticed when sampling buds from the Mega Sized Licensed Canadian Producers. Dry tasteless nugs that disintigrate into dust while attempting to break them up. Dealing with more experienced small batch growers that work in smaller quantities of lovingly grown Organic Cannabis gives us here at Canada Wide Weed a distinct advantange and saves you from that dusty ass carbon dated Kush.

 

How To Roll A Joint – Step 1

Break up the Weed

Place you well cured and de-stemmed nugs into a grinder, carefully break up with your fingers, or another great method is to place the bud into a shot glass and snip it up with scissors. Whatever method you choose make sure to break it down to a semi fine constency and don’t leave any large chunks. Those have a tendency to cause uneven burning or as it sometimes called ” canoeing ” * Hot Tip, if you ever encounter this problem a quick dab of saliva or water from your finger on the side that is burning too quickly will even out the burn rate.

 

How to Rolla Joint – Step 2

Make a “Crutch” or Filter or Tip.

Whatever you want to call it most people prefer to have a small piece of cardboard or thick paper as the mouth piece of the joint, it:

1. Prevents having soggy, sloppy, clogging cigarette ends.
2. Conserves your cannabis, no wasted ends.
3. Strengthens your joint and gives if better shape.
4.Prevents weed from going into your mouth (no “PAH-TEWing”)

 

Simply cut a piece of card stock about 4 cm X 1.5 cm and roll it tightly onto itself. When you set it on the paper the natural springiness of the cards stock, will open up air spaces in your ” filter” so that smoke will go through but ground bud will not. Place your newly created or pre made filter lengthwise at the end of your paper. Most people prefer rolling with the filter towards their less dominant hand.

How to Roll a Joint –  Step 3

Place Weed on Paper

Place your broken up weed evenly along the centre of the paper. I tend to place more weed towards the end and less towards the filter which will naturally make a bit of a cone shape. Figuring out how much a certain paper can hold will take a bit of trial and error. If there’s too much weed and you have to overly compress it to get it rolled, its going to be hard to get a good drag and keep it burning. There needs to be the right amount of airflow but no big gaps. Uniformity is the key to success in joint rolling.

 

How to Roll a Joint – Step 4

Forming the Joint

Now you have a paper with a filter at one end and a food amount of weed down the centre. Using your dominant hand, pinch the top and bottom of the paper together using your thumb and pointer finger. Pick this little parcel up and set it in the cradle between your thumb and middle finger of the opposite hand. Now grab the other end the same way so you’re holding the joint between your thumbs and middle fingers of both hands. Begin to slowly form and roll the cylindrical shape of the joint. Your middle fingers should basically be touching at the midway point of the joint. The middle fingers act as a base while your thumbs roll and form the cylinder. As it forms you can work the weed towards the bottom ( thumb side of the paper) so that you can have excess paper at the top where the sticky portion of the paper is. At this point you should have a uniform cylinder or tapered cone with no air gaps.

 

How to Roll a Joint – Step 5

Seal the Joint

Now lick the sticky strip of the paper and using your thumbs and middle fingers wrap the excess top sticky paper around the formed section. While you’re sealing the sticky end pay close attention to the filter. You’ll want to ensure an especially tight seal around the filter so it doesn’t fall out.

 

How to Roll a Joint – Step 6

Finish the Joint

At this point one end in the joint ill be open . Pinch the excess paper together and twist with you fingers making a small paper ” wick “. If your going to save a bunch for later its best to store them like this so they don’t fall apart.  But once your ready to smoke it…If you have scissors or a sharp knife, cut this off, otherwise using your lighter slowly burn it away. Once the wick is cut or burned to a small tip its time to smoke that joint! Place it in you lips and slowly drag/puff without inhaling until the tip is completely gone. The paper wick/tip is not as pleasant to inhale. If you’d prefer to not swap saliva with someone you can hold the filter of the joint in the tips of fingers creating a seal, then pressing your lips to your fingers. You’ll notice as you get towards the filter the smoke with feel a bit thick and start to get harsh right near the end, the key is to stop smoking for the card stock starts burning.

How to roll a joint without a filter?

Sometimes when you want to know ” How to Roll an Joint?” You may be dealing with the bare minimum of supplies. A bud , a paper and a magnifying glass or flint stone. I’ve rolled a ton of joints this way and it just takes a bit more finesse to make sure its tight enough at the tip that you won’t be inhaling little pieces of weed and yet loose enough that the joint still burns well. My previous tip of using a tapered design with less weed towards the mouth end applies here. It also helps to use a bit of a cone technique. As you’re rolling you’ll want to begin wrapping the mouth end first then finish with the lighting end.

How to roll a blunt

If you’ve ever listened to hip hop music or are even vaguely aware of the culture you’ve surely heard the term ” blunt ” before. So how do you roll one of these tasty creations? Well there are just a couple extra steps beyond: How to the Roll a Joint? section.

Step 1 : Buy Cigarello or special Blunt wrap

Traditionally you would buy a pre rolled cigarillo from the corner store.

Step 2 : Rip it.

Remove the plastic wrap from the cigarillo, if it has a plastic tip, rip that off too.

Step 3: Cut it.

Slice lengthwise down the middle of the cigarillo.Empty the contents in the garbage. ( I’ve never know anyone to reserve this tobacco) Using the tobacco leaf shell that you’re left with you’ll…

Step 3: Pack it

Place your broken up weed along the length of the blunt paper.One advantage of rolling with blunt paper is that its thicker and therefore easier to work with for novices.

Step 4: Roll it

Follow the steps of ” How to Roll A Joint ” generally because the blunt wrap is thicker, blunt rollers won’t use a filter and instead just leave a bit of space on the mouth end.

Step 5: Stick it.

If you’re working from a emptied cigarillo you won’t have the benefit of a sticky section of paper, but fear not, using lots of saliva on the upper portion of the wrap will help create a nice tight seal. Blunt rollers definitely end up getting a but more intimate with the paper…

Smoke it.

The tobacco leaf ” paper” itself has quite a bit of flavour and this can be beneficial to cover up off flavours of cheap weed , but may overwhelm  some the fine delicate nuances of connisor grade cannabis.

 

 How to Roll a Joint – How to roll a cross joint

Step 1

Start off by rolling up two joints. One should be much bigger ( 3 or 4 or times the size of the smaller one.) The smaller joint should be rolled with two ends ( as both will be lit)

 

Step 2

Take a pin or paper clip and start boring a hole through the centre of the large joint. It just needs to be large enough that the small joint can snuggly fit through it.

 

Step 3

Poke a small hole through the middle of the small joint. This will allow smoke to pass through the length of the large joint, while also drawing from the two ends of the cross.

 

Step 4

Slide the smaller joint through the large hole and while making sure the tiny hole in the small joint is properly lined up in the centre and facing down the length of the large joint.

 

Step 5

Tear sticky gum strip off of a paper, wet it, then use it to wrap around the middle connections so it’s air tight.

 

Enjoy your Cross Joint! Share with friends, its a classic party trick and a staple of any good easter celebration. There are lots of other variations of this concept but the cross is a great starting point.

How to Roll a Joint ?

How to roll a joint easy

We’ve run through the gamut and really got into the weeds of : How to Roll a Joint? But to finish off we’ll get right to the quick and dirty method of How the Roll a Joint Easy. Often you won’t have all the tools to roll a joint the ideal way. When I think back, the majority of the joints I’ve rolled have been in less then ideal circumstances. No fancy grinders, no RAW hemp papers or scissors and at the most desperate of times no proper papers at all! In this section I’ll explain: How to Roll a Joint Easy.

 

Step 1

Break up the weed as fine as possible with your bare hands. Take off rally small flakes of bud and make sure its as consistent as possible.

Step 2

Assuming you at least have a rolling paper, cradle it between the thumb and middle finger of your less dominant hand. Using you other hand, deposit the broken up cannabis into the paper. If you don’t have a proper rolling paper, other thin types of paper will suffice although I can’t vouch to how well those other options will burn. (Try for something without ink and use lots of saliva to make it seal)

Step 3

Begin to slowly form and roll the cylindrical shape of the joint. Your middle fingers should basically be touching at the midway point of the joint. The middle fingers act as a base while your thumbs roll and form the cylinder. As it forms you can work the weed towards the bottom ( thumb side of the paper) so that you can have excess paper at the top where the sticky portion of the paper is.

Step 4

Now lick the sticky strip of the paper ( or if there’s no sticky strip use lots of saliva so it’ll seal) and using your thumbs and middle fingers wrap the excess top sticky paper around the formed section. Keep the mouth side rolled tight so no bits of weed get in your mouth.

Step 5

Twist the other end up and light it, you’ve now figured out : How to Roll a Joint Easy.

 

 

 

 

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How much is 1 gram of weed?

How much is 1 gram of weed?

How much is 1 gram of weed?

How much is 1 gram of weed? For new users looking to purchase their first gram, 1/8th, 1/4 or more, we here at Canada Wide Weed wrote this quick summary to get you up to speed and into some top quality weed. There are many factors to consider, but in general, 1 gram of weed will range in price from $5 – $15 online in Canada. The main factors that determine how much 1 gram of weed costs are:

 Strain

Strains are essentially different breeds of cannabis that have been developed over the years to highlight certain effects, growing patterns, medicinal compounds, and pest/mold resistance, etc. It’s basically become an arms race to innovate and breed the top tier of Cannabis genetics. Strains that are on the lower end of the price range generally grow the easiest, are resistant to pests/mold and finish flowering the fastest. (Plants that can easily be grown outdoors in Canada are also generally in the low tier price range because they can be cultivated in massive mind-blowing quantities). Conversely, at the high end of the price range, we find the cutting edge of newly bred genetics, exotic flavors, mind-blowing effects, perfect balance; and strains that aren’t possible to easily grow outdoors in the north.

 Potency

One of the main goals in cannabis breeding innovation has been to produce strains with the highest percentage of active compounds. Over the last couple of decades, the focus has been strains with massive amounts of THC and more recently strains containing high amounts of CBD. These are just 2 of nearly 100 Cannabinoids that have been found in Cannabis plants. As the unstoppable wave of legalization moves forward, more research will be conducted to unlock the secrets of this incredible plant!

 Quality

Not all buds are created equal. Experienced growers are able to hone in on the precise needs of a given strain and coax out all of their respective attributes. Producers working in smaller batches are able to stay on top of quality control and don’t have to resort to excessive use of pesticides and fungicides like those massive greenhouse operations of late. How much a gram costs largely depends on the skills of the grower and their eye for quality. Here at Canada Wide Weed, our buyer has over 20 years of experience purchasing Cannabis from some of the top growers in North America.

 Organic VS Artificial

 

Although great results can come from both methods of growing, here at Canada Wide Weed, we’re particularly fond of Organically grown Cannabis. To pull it off in large amounts requires a bit more planning and a more thoughtful system than an artificially grown product, but the effort pays off. How much is 1 gram of Weed? if you’re looking at organic products prepare to pay a little more generally.

 

Bag Appeal

Cannabis can be well grown, perfectly cured and rich with cannabinoids and terpenes but the last factor to look at when asking ” How much is 1 gram of weed? is bag appeal. The best buds come from the tops and they’re also the richest with Cannabinoids. Color, size and glistening trichomes are what you’ll want to see in a top-shelf bud. Ask people from 20 year ago and they can probably recall ” brick weed”, which was homogenous brown masses of ditch weed from Mexico. We’ve come a long way.

What does 1 gram of weed look like?

It depends, factors like strain, quality and whether its a top or bottom bud must be taken into account but generally, 1 Gram will cover the same tablespace as two looneys side by side.

1 gram of weed, how many joints?

 

1 gram of weed will roll you  4 small Joints ( pinners ), 2 regular sized joints ( 1 inch cones ), or 1 big Joint!  ( full-sized cone)

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How Long Does A Weed High Last?

How Long Does A Weed High Last?

How long does a weed high last?

Using Cannabis in it’s many formscan be a wonderful experience, but if you’re new Cannabis, you might be wondering: ” How long does a weed high last? ” Well friends, everyone was new at some point, so today your friends at Canada Wide Wide Weed will give you the scoop. ( and 20% off your first order ; )

 

How Long Does A Weed High Last? – What method do you want to try?

When you want to figure out ” How Long Does a Weed High Last?” the answer mostly depends on the way you consume your THC. (If you’re interested in using CBD products these rules do not apply, as CBD is not a psychoactive substance i.e. it won’t get you high.)

 

How Long Does A Weed High Last? – Smoking (1 to 3 hours)

 

The most pronounced effects of smoking come on almost instantly and typically last from 30 minutes to 1.5 hours. ( usually peaking at about 30 min) After this time the high will generally shift into more of body high that lasts another 1.5 hours. So in general over the course of 1 to 3 hours, you’ll feel the various stages of a weed high and the ensuing munchies. Depending on the strain, this timeframe will change and sometimes end with intense couchlock, where you may watch entire seasons of Planet Earth, in one sitting.

How Long Does A Weed High Last? – Methods of Smoking

 

There are endless ways to smoke herb. Back in the day, I have to imagine its intoxicating effects were inadvertently discovered when some prehistoric person threw a bundle on the fire to keep warm and ended up hotboxing their entire cave. The earliest known example of Cannabis smoking was recently Discovered in a Tomb in western Asia. (Fun Fact, the Tomb was located at the same high elevation that the best THC rich wild Cannabis Grew and charred remnants were found in 9 of 10 bowls at the site) Among my circle of friends, it was seen as a right of passage to invent your own smoking device, and we really progressed from the open bowl technique of 2500 years ago. My personal piece de resistance was a life-sized plastic parking meter that was meant to be used as a massive coin holder. I found it at a thrift store and promptly turned it into a bong to be reckoned with. If you asked my friends back then,” How long does a Weed High Last?” the answer would have been ” Years” ( please enjoy responsibly) Some of the popular formats are:

 

Joints

Blunts

Vape Cartridges/Pens

Bongs

Dab Rigs

Pipes

Traditionally smoking been the main method of consumption for Cannabis products, but with more emphasis on health these days, people have been switching to Vaping and Edibles.

 

 

 

 

How Long Does A Weed High Last? –  Edibles ( 4 – 6 hours)

One of the biggest mistakes people make when consuming edibles is taking a dose ( a cookie, some gummies, chocolate bar, etc) and then getting impatient when they don’t feel the full effects within an hour. When ingesting, the way your body processes THC makes it around 5 times stronger then if you smoked or vaped it. So the 10 mg gummy will give you the equivalent effect of smoking 50 mg. Edibles can take a while ( 45 min to 1.5 hours) to kick in, but the ensuing high lasts considerably longer. In my experience, some of the most pronounced effects really start to kick in after 2.5 hours, with the high slowly building up this point. If you make the mistake of over-consuming, it’s always helpful to have some CBD on hand. Using CBD when you’re ” greening out”  has been shown to counteract the sometimes overwhelming effects of THC overconsumption. So always start with a small amount, and see what effect that amount has over the full 4 – 6 hours, then change your dose accordingly.

Gummies

Cookies

Caramels

Chocolate Bars

Beverages

 

 

How Long Does a Weed High Last? – Sublingual Administration ( 2 – 4 hours)

 

Sublingual  Administration, means to place a drop or pill under your tongue on the floor of your mouth. With this method of consumption, the onset of THC and CDB is considerably faster than swallowing it and the effects also peak and fade away quicker. You’ll generally start feeling the onset within 15 – 30 minutes. This is my preferred method of consuming cannabis. When people ask me, How Long Does your Weed High Last? theyre often concerned with how long it’ll take to kick in. Sublingual Administration cuts to the chase!

 

Tinctures

Pheonix Tears

Oils

Isolate

How Long Does a Weed High Last?  – Suppository (1 -3 hours)

Suppositories are generally usually only used when someone needs to take a  massive dose of THC with feeling the full brunt of the psychoactive effects. This method is usually employed by people that are using high doses of Cannabis as part of a treatment regiment for serious diseases.

How Long Does A Weed High Last? – Topical Application (N/A)

 

Topical Application of Cannabis products is becoming more popular every day. Some methods include:

 

Creams

Rollers

Lib Balm

Patches

 

How Long Does a Weed High Last? Topical applications do wonders to relieve inflammation, arthritis, carpal tunnel and sore aching muscles, but because your skin absorbs the cannabinoids very slowly, no psychoactive effects are felt. Creams and healing balms can be wonderful for people who don’t like the high but would still like to enjoy the healing benefits of this wonderful plant.

How Long Does a Weed High Last? – Personal Lubrication ( N/A)

 

Rounding out the list is a new product on the shelves, Cannabis-Infused Personal Lubricant. While it won’t cause psychoactive effects it does reportedly cause some other incredible sensations. Products like this are great for non-cannabis users who might be otherwise hesitant, to try fun products that might enhance their lives in other ways. I’ve heard many testimonials that Cannabis-infused lubes can help some women who are otherwise unable to experience mind-blowing orgasms! One of my favorite aspects of this plant is how it can really enhance the mind-body connection.

Other Factors that Determine How Long a Weed High Last.

 

1. Quality

 

When someone asks me ” How Long Does a Weed High Last?” The quality of the product is always number 1 on my list. Organically grown and carefully produced buds that are heavy in trichomes, rich with terpenes, cannabinoids and carefully cured are such a huge factor in having a satisfying session. Time and time again I’m reminded that the top growers are able to coax top-shelf results from strains that others would consider generic, and lower-tier growers can have the hottest genetics on the scene and produce completely forgettable Cannabis.

 

2. Thc and Cannabinoid Content.

 

A huge factor in the length of your high is the amount of psychoactive compound THC present in your chosen product. Dry bud regularly registers around 20% THC, while the strongest concentrates are up to 100% these days. Needless to say after a hit that stong you’re going to lit for a while, and after meeting more than a few dedicated dabbers, maybe… permanently. To each their own!

 

3. Strain

 

As previously mentioned, different strains contain different amounts of THC , CBD, Terpenes, and other Cannabinoids. This is part of what makes consuming Cannabis so interesting. As you experiment with more strains you’ll invariably find some that really speak to you, and others that aren’t your cup of Tea. The duration and quality of high can vary widely among different strains and this means that some are more appropriate than others in certain settings. For instance, If I want to have a productive Saturday at home, organizing and working in the garden, I would choose a nice Sative strain like Super Silver Haze. Whereas if I wanted to chill out listening to records all Sunday, relax and watch a movie, I’d be more inclined to spark up a tasty Indica like Platinum Bubba Kush. Its also worth noting that heavy Indica’s have more of a couch-lock effect so that even after the high wears off you’ll be in a comfortable haze of blissful laziness, which can be nice sometimes.

4. Experience

As you become better acquainted with Cannabis your body will get used to the THC and the effect it has on you will change over time. The over the top cartoonish, LOL  effects that are often associated with first-time Cannabis use are rooted in some truth,  but as you get used to it that will change, and the duration of your high will lessen. That said, there are plenty of other more subtle effects that can make responsible cannabis use a really fun and enriching thing to experience throughout your life.

 

5. Amount

 

How Long Does a Weed High Last? The greater the amount you consume, the longer it will last. Always read the label so you don’t inadvertently overdo it.  especially when trying new edibles, start small (like really small) and work your way up. Greening Out is not an ideal way to spend your free time.

 

6. Metabolic System

Each person’s Metabolic system processes things at a different rate. So if you’re at the quicker end of the scale your high will be over quicker, pretty straight forward.

 

In conclusion, how long a strain last isn’t as important as finding the right strains and products that make you feel good. For most people it won’t be the crazy high THC strains and edibles, it will be the well balanced and thoughtfully produced products that keep you satisfied. For more information on our naturally produced products, check us out at Canada Wide Weed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Best Cannabis Strains for Sex?

The Best Strains for Sex Best Cannabis Strains for Sex?

 

What are The Best Cannabis Strains for Sex? Over the years Cannabis has proven to be effective for treating all manner of ailments, but for those in the know, some of its most satisfying effects are realized in the bedroom. ( We’re not talking about insomnia today.)

In this Blog, Canada Wide Weed, answers the question ” What are the Best Cannabis Strains for Sex”

 

Different Types of Cannabis

In this brave new world of wider Cannabis acceptance, people often want to know: What are the Best Cannabis Strains for Sex? These two joys of life are a match made in heaven, but to really get into this subject you’ll need a basic understanding of the main compounds that differentiate the nearly infinite variety of strains available on the market. There’s way more to a strain than the Indica/Sativa classification. Each strain contains a multitude of different compounds that will greatly affect your experience.

Cannabinoids

THC, CBD, CBG, CBN, etc are cannabinoids, which means they bind to the receptors in our body’s endocannabinoid system, specifically the CB1 And CB2 receptors which regulate things like mood and immune functions.

Terpenes

One of the most exciting aspects of consuming and cultivating cannabis is the abundance of flavours and scents that accompany the veritable galaxy of strains. Terpenes are the chemicals that produce these wonderful fragrances, and certain scents correlate with the effects that will be experienced with different strains. In the natural environment, they help protect a plant by repelling insects and critters.  

For instance: Myrcene’s aroma is often described as “ Earthy”, “Herbal”, “Cloves”, and is most often found in Indica dominant strains and is associated with sedating relaxing effects. Linalool’s aroma is described as “Candy”, “Floral” and “Fruity” and is often found in strains with sedation and anxiety relief ( Indica dominant) and Limonene as it name hints at, packs a citrus punch that’s often prevalent in Sativa strains that are known to “relieve stress”, “elevate mood”  “feelings of euphoria.” and arousal…

To Inhale, Ingest or… Insert.

To throw another curveball, the way you consume cannabis will greatly alter the outcome. For instance, when ingesting an edible the THC goes straight to your liver where it’s metabolized to 11 – Hydroxy  – THC. This metabolite “ has five times the activity at the CB1 receptor, the psychoactive one, as THC itself,” says Jeff Raber, CEO of the Werc Shop, a cannabis lab in California. So that 10 mg ingested will have to effect of 50 mg’s smoked or vaporized. The effect of edibles are often felt for a much longer duration then if you inhaled them, but come on much slower. This means a bit more planning if you’d like to introduce edible Cannabis product experimentation into the bedroom, make-out point or public park washroom. Another relatively new type of product on the market is Cannabis-Infused Lube. One benefit it offers is greatly diminished psychoactive effects, while still introducing many other beneficial compounds into the bloodstream.

Obviously just saying “ Cannabis makes sex better” is too generall once you start to explore the wide variety of compounds and variety of effects that each strain can produce. A heavy couch-lock/sedative Indica strain is going to be more likely to put you out for the count and a super cerebral landrace Sativa might have you reorganizing your living room. Not all strains are equal, but with this complexity, we have the chance to identify what compounds and aspects make up  THE BEST CANNABIS STRAINS FOR SEX. In general, we’re going to be looking at well-balanced hybrids that lean towards Sativa dominance. another common theme in The Best Cannabis Strains for Sex is the prevalence of the terpene Limonene. 

 

In The Beginning 

 

Many years ago while most of the planets tokers had been relegated to the few different strains that their dealer provided, the people of Amsterdam had access to a plethora of options at their local Coffee Shops. 

With more choice and variety the people of Amsterdam were able to figure out what strains were best for different applications, even if they didn’t understand how and why. ( The Science has come a long way in the last couple of decades) When it came to The Best Cannabis Strain for Sex, a clear winner stood out. Santa Maria

 

Santa Maria is a Sativa dominant hybrid known for its arousing and energetic effects. An old fixture in many of Amsterdam’s coffee shops, this strain could be seen as the original blueprint for what makes a great strain for sex. An energetic Sativa cross with enough Indica to relax and balance it out. Sant Maria is dominant with the terpenes Linalool and Limonene giving it a fruity and citrus scent. It is one-half of Reefermans  Love Potion #1.

 

Love Potion # 1  was a 2004 Cannabis Cup winner. It was a cross of Santa Maria Gold and G 13. A skunky lemon-flavored beauty that hit all the right buttons. With very pungent aromas of Limonene, it definitely earned its reputation as one of The Best Cannabis Strains for Sex.

 

While these strains are some of the flagships of strains to get you in the mood, many other new varieties have been developed that hit all the right notes.

 

Blue Monkey 

 

A true crowd-pleaser, Blue Monkey has all the traits of The Best Cannabis Strains for Sex. The main Sativa kick in this strain comes from Blue Haze, which is crossed with the potent Indica dominant hybrid, Gorilla Glue. From your first taste of this luscious herb, you’ll be transported to the pleasure dome. The uplifting and joyous Sativa high is perfectly balanced out by the bold Indica traits of GG. Heightened energy and bodily sensations come together to create a real winner under the sheets. Blue Monkey has a really eclectic and balanced terpene profile. Just smelling it might get you in the mood.

 

Phenom 

Phenom is another hybrid of two world-class strains that come together to really spice things up. Its a cross of the legendary Sativa dominant hybrid Jack Herer and the world-famous OG Kush. This strain mixes heightened mind-body awareness with extreme relaxation and arousal. The terpenes Myrcene, Linalool, and Terpinolene really stand out in this hybrid.

 

King Tut 

 

King Tut aka Tutankhamon is a standout as one of the Best Cannabis Strains for Sex. It’s Sativa dominance is very pronounced, but with  Ak 47 as its parent, it also soothes and creates a beautiful feeling of euphoria and arousal. The Limonene terpenes really stand out in this outstanding strain.

https://www.leafly.ca/news/strains-products/how-i-found-the-best-weed-strain-for-sex

 

In Summery

 

There are many more great Cannabis strains out there to enhance your time in the bedroom. This should give you a good idea of the characteristics you should seek out if you’re wondering “What are the Best Cannabis Strains for Sex.”

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Why do we only carry Cannatek Dab Pen co2 cartridges?

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Cannatek co2 Dab Pen cart are the best quality.

Since 2016, Canadawideweed.com has only carried Cannatek Dab Pens.  We tried Flyte.  We tried Alair.  We tried every competitor we could get our hands on.  At CWW we are simply dedicated to only carrying the best quality products.  One thing we have never carried is any kind of butane product.  That is an automatic no for us and in fact the Canadian government has made butane extractions illegal.  We also don’t like distillate extractions because we like to have full spectrum extractions.

What does Full Spectrum oil mean?

Full spectrum oil means that the only thing that is removed during the extraction process is the green plant material.  This is a way of concentrating the cannabis while maintaining the chemical compounds and flavour profiles of the plant.  The chemical compounds are known as cannabinoids.  These are the popular THC and CBD that many of you reading this are familiar with.  Did you know that there is actually 113 different cannabinoids in the cannabis plant? CBG and CBN are just now becoming known for extraction as well as THC-A.  The point of this information is that co2 extraction preserves all these cannabinoids.  The percentages of these compounds work in natural harmony to create the overall medical effect of the plant.  This is commonly referred to as the entourage effect in the cannabis world.  The other part of the plant that is retained in the co2 extraction process is the terpenes.  Many of you have likely seen that companies are listing the terpenes that are present in various cannabis flowers.  Terpenes are what give the cannabis flowers their aroma and flavour.  They too are also important for the medicinal properties of various strains.

Difference between CO2 and Distillate Extracts

CO2

CO2 is used as a non-toxic solvent for extracting cannabinoids. With enough pressure CO2 will maintain a liquid state. During CO2 extraction the liquid CO2 dissolves and separates the cannabinoids and terpenes from the cannabis plant matter.  This process creates a concentrated cannabinoid oil. Any remaining CO2 in the cannabis oil quickly evaporates creating a waxy, solvent free cannabis concentrate. When it is made properly it is a light amber coloured oil, as you can see with Cannatek oil.  Most information online will state that CO2 oil will range in potency from 50% – 70% THC.  Cannatek’s propriety extraction methods and high quality AAAA cannabis flowers ensure that the potency is at minimum 70% THC.  Often they have vape carts available with 75% – 79% THC.  Occasionally they will find a strain that is so potent that it tests at 80%+.   The highest percentage they ever extracted was some years ago, when a Lindsey Kush strain brought back a 95% THC test.

DISTILLATE

Distillate extractions were primarily done to extract a higher % of THC.  The distillation process is used to separate components of plant by knowing their various boiling points.  This is a common practice when making alcohol in which toxic methanol is removed and you are left with concentrated ethanol.  Cannabis distillate can be made in a fairly crude manner, simply by heating the cannabinoids to their boiling point.  The cannabinoid vapour condenses and then is collected in a new container while leaving behind the chlorophyll and other plant materials. Cannabis distillate usually ends up with a purer THC content of 80% t0 90%, but other cannabinoids and terpenes are burned off in the process as well. Often times, people try to “reintroduce” terpenes back into their distillate.  This is essentially like adding food colouring or using artificial or even natural flavours.  It’s never the same as the whole food.

No Propylene Glycol or Vegetable Glycerin

Cannatek CO2 Dab Pen Carts are pure oil.  The beauty of the CO2 extraction process is that it separates the waxes and plant material in the oil well enough that it is viscous enough to be vaped.  Other oil rely on Propylene Glycol (PG) and Vegetable Glycerin (VG) to thin the oil.  This makes the oil viscous enough to be vaped properly.  Many of the health problems and even deaths that you hear from vaping come from the “cutting” agents that are being used in low quality cartridges.  These include nicotine as well as cannabis cartridges.  It is very important that the end user understands that Cannatek is a medicinal formula and is made for that use in mind.   All Cannatek oil is lab tested and certified by MB Labs, a Health Canada certified lab for cannabis.  Other brands claim they are lab tested, but are done by clandestine labs that are not Health Canada certified.

Convenient and classy.

Smoking can be a serious problem for many people.  Cannabis is now legal but that still doesn’t make it socially acceptable to light up a joint just anywhere.  Most Strata based apartments and condos have rules about smoking inside.  When we do deliveries their are constantly messages posted in lobbies about cannabis smoke no a days.  The smell permeates through hallways, lingers on clothes and can honestly be pretty offensive to the non smoker.  This is pretty similar to tobacco, people that don’t smoke it can be quite sensitive to it.  Vape pen carts are the perfect solution to these problems.  The vapour dissipates into the air within seconds and leaves no lingering smell. The vapour doesn’t attach to your clothes.  You don’t get THC crystals or sticky oils stuck to your hands from breaking up and rolling weed.  The shake and crumbs from your failed doobie experiments don’t get lodged into your carpet.  Their is no ash to contend with.  No need to carry around a lighter or constantly be searching for the one that your buddy stole from you for the 1,000th time. Once you try vaping it will open up a whole new world of cannabis consumption for you.

Lots of premium strains to try!

Cannatek has cannabis oil extractions from premium quad A quality strains.  These strains include Indica, Sativa, Hybrid and High CBD strains.  Whatever kind of effect you look for when choosing cannabis flower can be found in their cartridges.  You will be amazed at how much the flavour tastes like your favourite cannabis flowers.  In fact, it often tastes much better and cleaner than smoking.  Cannatek always has a great selection of strains to choose from.  You can find the absolute best selection of Cannatek products at Canadawideweed.com