Making Marijuana Juice for E Cigarette Vaporizers

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Gone may be the days of “smoking carcinogens” in marijuana! As cigarette smokers continue to be hampered by new laws legislating just where you can light up, e-cigarettes have begun replacing the butts. A healthier alternative ( even though the science is still out as to the detrimental aspects which could be attributed to using e-cigs) is most likely to be to buy some juice and fill up a “pen” to get your nicotine fix. But, of course, cannabis connoisseurs the world over all thought the same thing as they gazed at those puffing on vape. “Could you use a vape pen to smoke marijuana?” . Well, the answer turns out to be Yes! And you can even learn how to make your own vape oil yourself! Double win. I know. There are already some pens made especially for waxes, and many of these work great, however I am interested in just making some juice for your run of the mill e-cig you can buy at your local tobacco shop.

So, the juice is generally made from a few commonly available ingredients. They include Propylene glycol, and vegetable glycerin. Use only 100% usp food grade vegetable glycerine! Another fun thing which can be done with making tinctures or vape juiec is to mix your flavors up a bit. For instance you could add some mint to marijuana and get a minty marijuana mix!

So, the first thing you’re going to need is at least 5 grams of weed. Take this and seriously grind it until it’s dust. Sometimes it’s best to actually let the weed totally dry out before grinding it to ensure that you’re essentially turning that weed to dust. If you’ve got access to kief, then even better! After it’s all ground up you can let it sit for another day to get even more dry and allow some of the green matter to fall away. Next you’ll need 2 to 4 ounces of the highest proof alcohol you can find. Like everclear. DO NOT use rubbing alcohol or any shit like this. Make sure it’s drinkable!

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Put everything into a mason jar and then fill it up with your everclear. If your weed starts sucking up some of the alcohol, then simply add more. Shake it like a mad man, and then find a dark place to store it for 2 weeks. Every day you should go and check on it and shake it up again. After two weeks have passed (generally the longer you wait, the better) get a strainer and separate out all the plant matter from the leaves and buds (cheese cloth works well for this. ) Sterilize a new jar to hold your tincture, and now add in 3 parts of your food grade glycerin. Put the lid on tightly and shake vigorously for a few minutes. Now your juice is ready to roll. You can get a syringe or some other sucking device which will allow you to transfer the oil from the jar into a little epen juice bottle. Get a feel for it, usually a few puffs will do the trick, but obviously this depends greatly on your tolerance as well as how potent the mixture you created is. Vape on!

Here’s a video if you still have questions!

Marijuana and Sex

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For years it was believed that marijuana actually inhibited sex. I know, ridiculous right? Sometimes it’s almost as if the scientific community needs a study to confirm what everyone already knows. But thankfully there are peer reviewed journals and some of those peers knew about how ridiculous the early claims were regarding weed and sex. In fact, they might as well have said that marijuana inhibits appetite, since pretty much everyone who has used it in conjunction with sex surely knows that the effects tend to be quite pleasurable.

Marijuana was actually used thousands of years ago as an aphrodisiac. However using marijuana to treat sexual problems is still not considered an option in many states with medical marijuana. Which is insane, because generally there’s no problem with prescribing Viagra and getting it covered under various health insurance programs.

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Much of the values of smoking cannabis prior to sex largely revolve around feelings of inhibition as well as a general increase in euphoria.  The CB1 components of marijuana are widely known to activate the pleasure centers of the brain, and thus one can assume that if one is being pleasured by their partner then this will only increase!

But marijuana isn’t for everyone, in general, more experienced users reported more beneficial effects as opposed to inexperienced users. This is probably due to how the herb can be “handled” by those who understand its effects. Just as experienced cannabis consumers actually do many activities better when stoned, the same can be said for sex. Generally it is assumed that many of the more unpleasant side effects of mixing weed with sex revolve around common “high dosing” problems. You know how people act when they’ve ate one too many brownies? I actually had a friend who refused to allow me to change the channel even though it was playing Lawrence Welk marathon. Needless to say these types are not in the best shape to get ice cream out of the fridge, let alone go down on their partners.

So my advice would be to use marijuana in moderation as an accompaniment to getting down and dirty. Just like a few drinks may relax you a bit, the same can be said for cannabis, just don’t overdo it, or you may end up watching Lawrence Welk instead of your sexy girl/boy undress for you!

Cropping and Topping

Cropping and Topping refers to a marijuana cultivation technique which involves “topping” or pruning the main stalk of the plant early on in life in order to produce two new stalks which will necessitate the growing of more marijuana per plant (essentially you cut off the top), and then “cropping” which refers to a technique which involves bending the top branches of a plant down until they barely snap, and then allowing the plant to heal itself.

First you have to be sure that they are mature enough (they can’t be too little or you may kill them). This video will help you understand how to see when to top your plant.

And once you’ve got mature enough marijuana plants you can then just simply cut off the top of the plant. There’s even another technique called FIMing where you leave some of the leaves. It’s up to you to decide which one you like more, or get bettre results with. Here’s a video that shows you how to do both.

Now, after you’ve topped your plants you’re going to want to give them some time to rejuvenate. A few weeks should do the trick . Or until they are big and strong and a few weeks before the budding cycle will begin. Basically you just pinch a branch, grip it with your thumb and index finger, and roll it a bit as you break the stem of the plant. Here’s a video which shows you how.

 

 

Stiletto Stoners

Gone are the days of the tie dye and hemp necklaces associated with stoner culture, and introducing the new brand of cannabis consumer. Stiletto Stoners. These women often have high powered jobs, and are extremely motivated but that doesn’t stop them from indulging in a few puffs of marijuana every now and then. Successful and “corporate” pot smokers are now on the rise, and are coming out of the shadows due to the legalization efforts across the nation. The stereotypical stoner will soon resemble the town drunk, while more martini inclined cannabis connoisseurs take their place.

In the last year it is estimated that 8 million women toked up, which comes out to about one in every 15 women in the US ( and yes…That includes children and the elderly so the number for 18-40 year old will be much higher. .

Simple and Cheap Hydroponics System

So you’ve decided to get into growing without soil and you’re looking for a simple hydroponics systems which isn’t too complex to set up. Cool, we’ve all been there. You may have done some initial research only to find a variety of different hydroponic methods, and now you’re at a loss as to which one you should choose.  Well, look no further, the answer is here. In my opinion you should simply choose the easiest option, which is called a “Deep Water Culture”. Why? Because it’s simple, and cheap, and will give you all the necessary practice and skill to move on to more advanced methods later.

For this you are going to need to buy a few items.

1. A dark large rubbermaid container ( or equivalent brand )

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5.00 Dollars from Wal Mart

2. An aquarium pump

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12.00 Dollars at Wal Mart

3. Some black tubing to fit on your aquarium pump ( Spray paint is your friend if you can’t find it )

3.00 Dollars

4. Some hydroponic pots

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30 cents each . 2 dollars total

5. A jigsaw

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Your friend or neighbor has one they never use. Ask them to borrow it.

6. Clay Pellets

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5.00 dollars

7. Nutrients

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Vegetative and Flowering combo should run you 40 dollars

8. Light

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Obviously, this varies greatly. I suggest getting one of the Hydrofarm 250w bulbs.

50.00 Dollars

9. Rockwool starter cubes for seeds.

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5.00 Dollars

10. Grow Light Fixture

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70.00 Dollars

10. 5 Seeds

Obviously this can vary. But it’s not impossible to find 5 feminized seeds for a reasonable price.

30.00 Dollars

Total 222 Dollars

So what are you going to do? Well, that’s where your Jedi skills need to come into play. And these obviously vary based upon your critical thinking as well as jigsawing abilities. Anyway, you’re going to cut holes in the top of the rubbermaid container which will allow for the little hydro pots to be fitted into them. Then you’re going to fill up your container with correctly PHd water, and add the proper amount of hydroponic nutrients. You’re going to place the aquarium air pump and the bubbling stones inside the container (cut a hole in the side (..aim high so the water doesn’t leak!…). If you want, you can add a normal aquarium pump to circulate the water more. Then, you’re going to get some seeds to grow. Watch this video for tips on how to germinate seeds, and prepare them for hydroponic growing.

Once you’ve got some roots going, you’re going to transfer your cubes into the growing medium (in this case the pellets). Then you will research the needs of the plant which you are growing and adjust your nutrients according to her life cycle. So mix  vegetative nutes into the water when they are in veg, and mix them flowering nutes when they are flowering. Remember growing is like learning to play an instrument, there will be some pitfalls and successes, however the internet is your friend, and consult her when you are having problems. Gain knowledge. Repeat.

Still confused? Then watch this video. It’s actually much easier to grow hydroponically than most people think.

 

 

Cannabrand and rebranding pot

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Meet the new faces of those who would like to create a new face of cannabis culture. Olivia Mannix and Jennifer De Falco created Cannabrand which is a marketing agency devoted exclusive to promoting marijuana. Mannix stated that “We want to show the world that normal, professional, successful people consume cannabis.” . Allegedly she also stated that her agency wishes to “weed out the stoners” and likened the decor of many cannabis dispensaries to underground abortion clinics.

This has created a bit of a stir (and who could say that’s bad for any brand) across different well known bloggers and marijuana activists. To them it seems that women such as Olivia and Jennifer are cultural intruders, trespassing on their turf. But to me, it seems that those criticizing them should also take a few puffs and learn about inclusion and acceptance.

Listen, I understand that liking something that gets mainstream kind of ruins it. It happened to me with countless musicians I’ve loved throughout the years. And I’m sure you have your own examples. But the thing with weed is that it’s still just a plant in the ground. Nobody should have some sort of cultural ownership of that. And these women don’t have any intentions of taking away the culture that has been developed over the decades. The glory of Cheech and Chong and Bob Marley will live on. Don’t worry about that. In fact marijuana culture has been one of the only mainstays of youth culture over the last 40 years. Seriously, think about that for a moment, if you graduated in 1990, 2000 or 2010 there was always a similar group of “stoners”  who got high on the parking lot, wore music band tshirts, and played hackey sack. That won’t go away.

But there has been a group which has been too frightened to come out of the darkness, simply because of the terrible stigma surrounding cannabis. These people absolutely don’t fit the stereotype of the stoner on the couch, but are rather the IT professional, software engineer, the professor, small business owner or the soccer mom.  And there’s nothing wrong with accommodating these people and their personal desires and tastes.

I’ve been to my fair share of dispensaries. And you know what? A lot of them are total dumps. What’s wrong with getting some paint on the wall, a slick marketing campaign, and knowledgeable bud tenders. Let me ask you this, would you rather sit in a cold and damp room that resembled a motel lobby where you have to drink your coffee, or would you rather go to a nice coffee shop with original art on the walls made by local artists, nice interior design, and a friendly staff? These women are making cannabis consumption something that doesn’t have to make your average soccer mom ashamed of. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Anyone can plant a seed, grow a plant, and enjoy the smoke.

Using Marijuana to treat severe brain trauma

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Startling new research which can be viewed here Science World Report: suggests that severe brain injuries involving trauma from car crashes and other high impact accidents can be treated with marijuana. At a certain point, you’ve got to wonder if cannabis really is the miracle plant. I know it sounds like a stoner thing to say (insert super stoned accent here) “Marijuana will save the world man,,” but in reality the diversity of uses for the plant never cease to amaze. But don’t take my word for it! Read the following excerpts of the students from actual professionals and scientists studying the effects.

The study, led by researchers at Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, surveyed emergency patients for levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), an active ingredient present in marijuana. They found that those tested positive for THC had a lower mortality compared to people who tested negative for the illicit substance.

According to the researchers THC plays a key role in protecting the brain in case of a traumatic brain injury.

The researchers looked at 446 patients with a traumatic brain injury. Urine samples were collected to test the presence of THC in their body. It was observed that 82 of the total patients had THC in their system and out of these 2.4 percent patients had died compared to 11.5 percent deaths of patients who had tested negative for the illicit substance.

“Previous studies conducted by other researchers had found certain compounds in marijuana helped protect the brain in animals after a trauma,” said David Plurad, MD, an LA BioMed researcher and the study’s lead author. “This study was one of the first in a clinical setting to specifically associate THC use as an independent predictor of survival after traumatic brain injury.”