6 Best Weed Strains to Spice Up Your New Year’s Eve Buzz

It’s been a good year for both medical and recreational marijuana. With more states legalizing recreational cannabis in the US, and with Canada to follow soon, we really do have reasons to celebrate. That being said, on the day of New Year’s Eve, you’ll most likely want to get your best strains and hit the party with the right buzz.

Some stoners out there like to smoke or vape weed on their own, while others like to mix it with alcohol to get on the verge. However, although I’m not to judge, going too far with alcohol may make you end up forgetting the whole night you should cherish with your friends and family instead. Given this, if you want to go through the New Year’s Eve with true power while staying in the perfect shape the day after the grand party, it’s high time you met some of the best strains to kick your buzz on this particular occasion.

6 Best Cannabis Strains for the New Year’s Eve Party

Most of these cannabis strains are sativas or sativa-dominant hybrids, although you’re also going to find some of the top-class indica buds for the perfect tranquility should the celebration come to an end.


Laughing Buddha marijuana strain

Source: Green Rush Daily

Laughing Buddha is an outstanding strain for your wake-and-bake ritual. It will keep you focused, uplifted, and clear-headed throughout the day, so you may expect the excellent vibe for the New Year’s Eve preparations. The strain is a sativa-dominant hybrid that provides an upbeat buzz with its soothing effects on the body – that’s actually why you call it the Laughing Buddha. The levels of THC reach up to as much as 18 percent, which makes the plant fairly potent. That being said, novice herb enthusiasts should start with microdosing to avoid anxiety. Other than that, Laughing Buddha is a perfect strain for social interactions.


Green Crack

Source: Weedist

Don’t be fooled by the name. Green Crack contains no crack whatsoever, not to mention that it’s one of the most favorite cannabis strain of the one and only, the godfather of weed – Snoop Dogg. It goes without saying that with such reputation, Green Crack is hands down one of the best weed strains for the New Year’s Eve buzz. But what are the exact effects of this sativa strain? First things first, it provides users with laser-sharp focus and a very long-lasting high, so if you plan to smoke on a budget this year, there’s no better candidate for the job. Another major perk of smoking Green Crack is the unmatched sense of clarity, not to mention that the strain offers an intense burst of creativity, which allows you to shine among your friends with a myriad of legit ideas to spice up the day. More interestingly, even if you get too high with Green Crack, it’s unlikely to experience anxiety or paranoia, so the strain appears to be a perfect fit for both beginners and seasoned marijuana consumers.


White Widow marijuana strain

Source: Marijuana Break

This sativa-dominant hybrid has an award-winning record among many other famous cannabis strains. I have strong feelings for White Widow, as the weed accompanied me and my fiance in Amsterdam during our first stop after the flight – quite a way to celebrate the second anniversary, isn’t it? Anyway, as far as I’m concerned, there’s no better strain to trigger the unstoppable laughter in the middle of the city after hitting the joint or two. White Widow will make your travels feel as if they were endless, but this endlessness is full of creative ideas, fun moments, uplifted spirit, and serious cravings for delicious food. Provided that you’re a cook at the party, or you’re there just to indulge in those hearty goodies, White Widow will take your experience to the next level.


Northern Lights marijuana strain

Source: Canabuds

Feeling the utmost urge to spend the New Year’s Eve with your partner and watch Netflix until the dawn while munching on some of the world’s most sinful meals and desserts? If the answer is positive, you’ve got to try Northern Lights. This all-famous classic indica strain induces euphoric and tranquilizing high, while stirring appetite and providing cannabis consumers with an incomparable feeling of serenity. If, on the contrary, partying is your pair of shoes yet you want to unwind in the blink of an eye when the end of the party draws near, Northern Lights will do the job just perfectly.


Super Sour Diesel marijuana strain

Source: AllBud

Featuring up to 24 percent THC, Super Sour Diesel is considered the perfect choice of all die-hard marijuana enthusiasts. It’s a cross between two super popular sativas, namely Super Silver Haze and Sour Diesel. If I were to compare its potency to, say, coffee, the strain kicks in like a large Americana or a triple espresso. That being said, although the bud is truly incredible, it can cause some paranoia or anxiety when you overindulge in these green and minty buds. Speaking of the appearance, the strain’s buds are coated with a gorgeous layer of resin and almost milky trichomes that carry pungent aromas with noticeable diesel notes. Super Sour Diesel offers certain health benefits, too, as it proves  invaluable for fighting migraines, eye pressure, stress, and fatigue – all of which are associated with alcohol hangover. So, to cut the long story short, if you went nuts the night before and intoxicated yourself with booze, SSD will come in handy.


Blue Cheese marijuana strain

Source: TopDank

Last but not least, one of the most seducing strains in terms the of aroma and flavor profile, Blue Cheese. The name derives from the combination of flavors carried by its terpenes, which are cheese and blueberries. You can literally feel both flavors caressing your palate and allowing you to indulge in cannabis the way wine lovers indulge in the bottle of their favorite chardonnay. The amazing thing about this strain is that at first, you’re introduced to the cheese flavor that becomes perfectly countered by the sweet taste of berries. With that in mind, I suggest you pulled up a decent vaporizer to draw the most of the Blue Cheese’s delightful potential.

As for the anticipated effects, Blue Cheese may induce a full body relaxation and clear-headed vibe that is perfect for both daytime and nighttime use, which makes this indica-dominant hybrid a considerable option for each stage of the party.

What about you, fellow stoners? What’s the name of your strain for boosting the New Year’s Eve buzz?

Pets and CBD


As Medical Cannabis becomes more and more accepted as a viable form of treatment for a variety of ailments; many people are now turning to a new unexpected reason for using Medical Marijuana: their pets. There are few beings in existence that earn more love and affection than our pets! Many of us would do whatever it took to make sure that they lived long, healthy and happy lives; be they dog, cat, horse, bird or anything else! Sometimes this might involve doing something extreme, or spending thousands of dollars, and other times it might mean making sure they have the proper diet, or the right supplements to help support their well being. One of these paths that many pet owners have been taking over the last few years, is that of CBD. “Cannabidiol—CBD—is a cannabis compound that has significant medical benefits, but does not make people feel “stoned” and can actually counteract the psycho-activity of THC. The fact that CBD-rich cannabis is non-psychoactive or less psychoactive than THC-dominant strains makes it an appealing option for patients looking for relief from inflammationpainanxietypsychosisseizures, spasms, and other conditions without disconcerting feelings of lethargy or dysphoria.” according to projectcbd.org. The benefits that CBD can offer to pets, especially those on the more elderly end of the spectrum; improved joint function, health and mobility, improved mood and increased energy , etc. are very attractive to many pet owners. According to many studies, pet owner testimonials, veterinarians, etc. CBD can offer pets many health benefits, and starting them on a CBD regimen of some kind can help improve, and extend the healthy life of your pet.


CBD is fast becoming a popular option among pet owners where Medical Cannabis has become legalized, and the reasons for this are numerous. Many veterinarians and amateur studies show similar results, while no official government studies have been conducted that we could find; there have been many small scale experiments and exposures. It is important to remember before continuing on however, that we are strictly using the term “pet” for a reason, as we are not referring simply to dogs, cats, etc. It is important to remember that how any sort of medication or drug affects an animal (or a human for that matter) greatly depends on the size, age, and general health of the animal, etc. To understand the benefits that CBD can have on our pets, it is important to understand the base, underlying science of Cannabinoids, and the Endocannabinoid System. The Endocannabinoid system, is found in all mammals, and in many vertebrates in general. Now, this is a topic for an entire separate article, but suffice to say the Cannabinoid system is a network of cell receptors in the brain, and throughout the nervous system that are partially responsible for a wide range of sensations; pain, happiness, sleep, mood , etc. These receptors produce and absorb special Cannabinoids. Yes, our body naturally creates, and craves some of the chemicals found in Cannabis. Supplementing ourselves, and our systems with CBD can lead to a wide range of health benefits. This has been proven, and the thought behind it is, since all mammals have a similar system, CBD should function in similar ways in different mammals. So then what benefits can be expected from adding CBD into our, and thus our pet’s systems? “Among chronic conditions, it can help with arthritis, compromised immune systems, stress responses, aggression and digestive issues. There are also studies under way into CBD’s effects on Type 1 diabetes, organ diseases and cancer. Veterinarians are also finding CBD hemp can be useful in treating acute ailments like sprains and strains, torn ligaments, bone breaks and even during post-operative care to reduce swelling, pain and stiffness.” States dogsnaturallymagazine.com. Many users attest to the added vigor that their pets begin to display after being on a CBD regime for a good amount of time. Notably, one woman claimed her twenty-two year old cat was acting like a sixteen year old cat again! Which, of course is not the prime of its life, but it sure sounds like that feline is thankful! Many other users report very similar results, so there seems to defiantly be evidence for a trend!


Lethargy So who are CBD pet supplements for? Well, anyone with a pet! As we discussed earlier, the reason CBD effects our systems so strongly, is because of the natural presence of Cannabinoids in our bodies. Since all mammals are relatively the same in the way in which their body functions, it can be assumed that CBD would function the same way in our dogs, cats, and horses, as it does in ourselves. If this is the case, which it seems to be, then we can rest assured that CBD can be a very beneficial supplement for our pets. So who is it specifically for? Individuals with older pets may see the most benefits from starting them on a CBD regimen, as the benefits of joint health, arthritis , etc., can truly make a difference in an elderly pet’s life. Animals get arthritis, and other degenerative diseases just like we do, but they are not able to express it as we do. Common signs and symptoms of an elderly pet, (or any animal for that matter) being uncomfortable is:

  • Lack of interest in activities previously interested in
  • Loss of appetite

CBD can greatly help with these maladies, and improve the life of an elderly friend. The second largest group of CBD pet supplements, would be those who are trying to help alleviate the symptoms of certain conditions that their pet is suffering from:

  • Skin Conditions
    • Hot Spots
  • Dietary Supplement
  • Fur/Hair issues

Finally, the next group of main individuals who will be using CBD for their pet, are doing so to just give them a little kick, a boost so to speak in life. For those who do not actually need it for anything, there seem to also be numerous positive effects, as could be discerned from the effects on more elderly pets. While CBD may not be the cheapest thing to have your pet on, for those who can afford it, and want to try to provide the best for their pet, even by looking outside of the box, CBD might be something good to look at.


If you’re familiar with Medical Cannabis, then you know how many options there are out there for the actual ingestion of the medication. From smoking, to vaping, cakes and candies, drinks and topicals. We have injections, capsules, tinctures and so much more! However, Cannabis is not the same for pets. Firstly, and most importantly, THC is TOXIC to many animals including cats, dogs, etc., if they receive high enough quantities. We are only referring to CBD here! Despite the wide range of options for human consumption, Medical Marijuana only comes in a few limited forms for pets, generally speaking they are:

  • Tinctures-Liquid drops placed sub orally.
  • Sprays-For skin issues etc.
  • Additions to Food-A liquid, or powder to be added to the food for consumption
  • Treats-For dogs and other animals, etc., small baked goods, etc.


For those looking for the cutting edge in medical options for their pets, be they small and furry, or large and hoofed, CBD seems to be a popular path to take. CBD can offer a wide range of benefits for a variety of pets, and their owners. More and more often CBD is replacing one the counter supplements, and medications for our pets, and for good reason. Of course, be sure to discuss any changes with your veterinarian, but it might be something to give your pet that little extra oomph that they used to have, and you know they still deserve.


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Cannabis For Pain Management

For thousands of years, Cannabis has been used in its various forms for a wide range of reasons. From a construction material, a ritual tool, to a medication, and even a possible cure for a wide range of diseases including cancer and more. Cannabis has been involved with our species for millennia. One of the most purposeful reasons that Cannabis has either been consumed or used over the decades, is to manage the pain and suffering of either ourselves, or of our fellow man. Evidence of Cannabis as a medication can be found dating back thousands of years from various places around the world; Medical Marijuana is nothing new. What is new however, is what we have learned about the Marijuana plant itself over the last few decades, and the advances leading to an explosion in the field of Medical Cannabis since. In today’s world, we have a far wider range of medicinal products available to us now, then ever before. Today more than ever, Cannabis is becoming an ever more valid form of pain management for a wide range of people around the world then many people probably ever imagined.

Evidence of Cannabis as a medication can be found dating back thousands of years from various places around the world, Medical Marijuana is nothing new.

What about my Prescription Pain Killers?

For many people, Marijuana and its users are a taboo, a shameful niche; something to be given its distance or risk very regrettable side effects and life ruining events. However, as we are learning, this could not be farther from the truth! In fact, you may be surprised as to the average Medical Marijuana user; from cancer patients and grandparents, to anxious soccer moms and busy corporate moguls. However, among users, chronic pain sufferers constitute some of the highest percentages around the world, “It’s been known anecdotally. About 10% to 15% of patients attending a chronic pain clinic use cannabis as part of their pain [control] strategy,” says researcher Mark Ware, MD, assistant professor of anesthesia and family medicine at McGill University in Montreal. So why is this? For many, it’s to get away from the list of prescriptions that their doctor may have them on; that they may feel could be exchanged for something else. Those who commonly fall into this category are those who are chronic pain sufferers of one kind or another. Getting away from what can be a host of very dangerous, and powerful opioids, can be a better choice for many individuals. According to leafly.com, “Unfortunately, many treatment options are only nominally effective. Worse, commonly prescribed drugs like opioids are highly addictive and potentially toxic; 28,000 people died (according to the CDC) [in the United States] from an opioid overdose in 2014, more than any other year in history.” Aside from the risks associated with common pain killers such as Vicodin or Percocet, they are often accompanied by many unpleasant side effects. “Common side effects of opioid administration include sedationdizzinessnauseavomitingconstipation, physical dependence, tolerance, and respiratory depression.” According to NCBI.NIH.gov, compared to Marijuana; “altered senses (for example, seeing brighter colors), altered sense of time, changes in mood, impaired body movement, difficulty with thinking and problem-solving, impaired memory” (drugabuse.gov). To many, these side effects coupled with the possible, and often experienced benefits far outweigh those of common opioid pain relievers. Considering that there are no recorded deaths due to a Marijuana overdose, the validity of Cannabis as a treatment for those with long term pain conditions increases with the more we learn.

In fact, you may be surprised as to the average Medical Marijuana user; from cancer patients and grandparents, to anxious soccer moms and busy corporate mongols. So why is this?

Benefits of Medical Cannabis vs. Traditional Pain Management:

According to various studies around the world, Marijuana holds a great deal of potential to be the next big advancement in the field of pain management. As anyone familiar with chronic pain conditions is familiar with, one of the main obstacles is finding a long term way to help the individual cope with or “manage” the pain. This is achieved via medications, physical therapy, pain psychology etc. for the most part by your average clinical professional. “If there is a twenty percent improvement in the pain, then we consider it a success,” says clinical pharmacist Mahshid Seyedkazemi. Unfortunately, many of these conditions used to, and in some places still are treated with narcotic pain relievers that only cover up the symptoms, and do not actually help relieve them. Along with that, it is often the case that narcotic pain killers bring with them many unpleasant side effects that we discussed earlier; especially an incredibly high chance of addiction and dependency. The more you use these drugs, the less effective they become, and the more you need them. It becomes a vicious cycle that far too many people unfortunately fall into. To many, Cannabis is the answer to this. It can be used on a long term basis with few negative long term side effects, has no proven evidence of causing addiction, and comes in a wide variety of consumption methods. According to a study published in the Journal of Pain, they found the following:

  • Cannabis use was associated with 64% lower opioid use in patients with chronic pain.
  • Cannabis use was associated with better quality of life in patients with chronic pain.
  • Cannabis use was associated with fewer medication side effects and medications used.

“We are learning that the higher the dose of opioids people are taking, the higher the risk of death from overdose,” said Dr. Daniel Clauw, one of the main researchers for the study, and a professor of pain management anesthesiology at the University of Michigan Medical School. “[The] magnitude of reduction in our study is significant enough to affect an individual’s risk of accidental death from overdose.” she went on to say. This is by far not the only study, or evidence purporting such information and similar results, and if true, and can be backed up further, Cannabis could truly play a role in improving the lives of chronic pain sufferers.

The more you use these drugs, the less effective they become, and the more you need them. It becomes a vicious cycle that far too many people unfortunately fall into. To many, Cannabis is the answer to this.


Of course, as with anything there are pros and cons, challenges and obstacles to using Medical Cannabis to replace opioid plain relievers in chronic pain patients. From the cost, access, and legality, committing to a Cannabis regime for your health needs may be in fact quite difficult depending on where you are. While Cannabis is becoming a more and more accepted substance, be it for recreational or medical use around the world, many people can still find themselves incarcerated for the rest of their lives for possession of the plant. It all depends on where one is located, and the laws that they must abide by. Social stigma is also of course something to keep in consideration. Certain side effects, albeit short term may be unpleasant to some users: dry mouth and eyes, paranoia, short term memory loss, as well as other intensified feelings and sensations etc. It is important to remember that you are an individual, and your conditions will require individualized care and treatment. Do what is right for you!

While Cannabis is becoming a more and more accepted substance, be it for recreational or medical use around the world, many people can still find themselves incarcerated for the rest of their lives for possession of the plant.


While Marijuana as a treatment for our many ailments is not something new, perhaps the way in which we view it is. As we learn more, and become more accustomed to the science behind Cannabis, we continue to see how perhaps the stigma of the last few decades has been wrong. That perhaps Cannabis has a role to play in the future of medicine, and medical research. So far, studies have been promising, especially in terms of the benefits for those who suffer from churn pain conditions. From here, it seems that Medical Marijuana could be a valuable and effective method of pain management. Please keep in mind that it is of course of paramount importance that you discuss any medical decisions or changes with your medical professionals. But what does the future hold for Medical Marijuana? Only time will tell.


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Can USA Meet The High Demand of Legal Marijuana?

USA is now just less than a year away from making marijuana a legal drug for recreational consumption. It is really important for the Canadian Government at this point is to ensure that come July 1st 2018, there will be a sufficient supply of weed on the legal market to meet the sudden rush of demand that’s expected.


So it was not altogether surprising when Health USA recently announced that it would speed up the licensing process for the production of legal medical weed, in an attempt to ramp up cultivation ahead of next July. Canada needs an estimated several hundred licensed cannabis producers to meet the expected demand from both Canadians and international weed tourists, according to industry players. But, to date, Canada has just 51. Currently, 428 cannabis companies in Canada are waiting for the government to approve their applications for licenses to produce, and hundreds more have been rejected. These existing licensed cannabis producers sustain a $400 million market of 153,000 medical marijuana patients, a number that has doubled in just one year, and continues to grow at a rapid pace.


That’s just users who have registered as medical marijuana patients. A November 2016 report by CanaccordGenuity estimated that once weed becomes legal, the number of recreational users could rise from 1.8 million in 2018, to more than 4 million by 2021, creating a combined market worth a staggering $8 billion.

Supply and demand lessons from Colorado, Oregon and Nevada

As Canada prepares to roll out what’s expected to be the world’s largest legal cannabis market next summer, industry insiders are looking to Nevada as a cautionary tale. Managing the supply-demand dynamics of a new legal commodity that has been operating in an unregulated market is indeed a tricky balancing act. If too many licensed producers enter the market at the same time, supply will surge and prices will plunge, slowing production altogether. If there isn’t enough weed on the market to match the expected surge in demand post-legalization, the illicit market will continue to thrive — a politically damaging scenario that the federal government most certainly wants to avoid.


In short, there’s a lot to be ironed out to be prepared.


In a sign of what might be in store for Canada, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval declared a state of emergency on Friday. Less than two weeks after recreational cannabis sales in the state began on July 1, dispensaries started to run out of product despite stockpiling for months.

The state of emergency will allow officials to ease the regulations around who can distribute the cannabis, but many Nevada dispensaries will likely face cutting staff or shutting down altogether.

Dwindling supply is being blamed on sluggish licensing processes for Nevada’s alcohol distributors, which were granted exclusive rights to distribute cannabis in the state’s first year-and-a-half of legal sales. None of the other four U.S. states that allow recreational sales operate this way — and while some have faced supply glut or mild shortages, market forces and government intervention eventually work them out.


In the first half of 2016, Colorado experienced a glut of pot — prices plunged from $2,106 per pound, to $1,402 in just six months. The growers attracted a ton of capital as everyone wanted to be the Bud Light or the Coors of marijuana industry but there aren’t enough people in Colorado to buy up all this product in real time.

The Canadian marijuana industry is experiencing the same kind of rush of capital that descended upon Colorado and Washington State a few years ago. If you’re a budding cannabis grower, seed money isn’t hard to come by. But in the long-run, will this irrational exuberance lead Canadian weed producers into oversupply territory?


Not exactly, according to experts, the system in Colorado is much more unregulated than it is in Canada. There were 500 licensed producers in Colorado (and a similar number in Oregon) who were all growing for the domestic market and now they are eventually suffering from oversupply. In Canada, you have fewer licensed producers, and a central body that is regulating everything.


Given that distribution will be regulated at a provincial level in Canada, several regional governments, such as Ontario’s, have been toying with the idea of giving liquor stores a monopoly to sell marijuana, although cannabis advocates have pushed back. There are also concerns that, like Nevada, major kinks will occur in each supply chain across the country, especially as, with less than a year to go, no jurisdictions have unveiled their official distribution plans yet.


The Nevada Department of Taxation reported more than 40,000 transactions among the state’s 47 cannabis dispensaries since July 1. Some stores even doubled their sales expectations. In Canada, the stakes are that much higher: The recreational industry is expected to bring in more than $3.8 billion USD in annual tax revenue. Nevada, by comparison, is predicted to bring in $60 million over the next two years.

Baby steps to a balanced market

As mentioned earlier Health Canada pledged last month to speed up its approval process for applicants seeking a license to grow marijuana. The agency has been more responsive but it still takes up to a year for a new producer to ramp up production and get product to market, said Cam Mingay, a senior partner at Cassels Brock who follows the industry.

There’s not much anyone can do about it, for example you can’t force the plants to grow faster. Approving more companies wouldn’t be a silver bullet. Realistically these newly approved companies could probably be in production by the end of 2018 in any meaningful capacity.


The available supply hasn’t kept pace with the growth in medical marijuana patients and it’s unclear what type of products will be available on the legal market next year and the level of taxation.

When the day arrives next year will millions of people go online and start buying legally or will there be a slow transition over the next five years from the black market to the legal regulated market? No one knows and this lack of clear plan concerns several officials.

They feel the timeline is too rushed to implement a legal market for recreational marijuana by July 2018.

They want to make sure that all of Canada can implement and distribute at the same time. Some provinces are still trying to come to grips with how to get it done. Under the existing medical marijuana system in Canada, ongoing supply issues plague the 150,000 patients who purchase their product through the mail.

With all of this still waiting to play out, experts do expect there to be a shortage in Canada and they don’t think things will be ready by the 2018 date. It’s not just the federal government that needs to worry about licensing, cultivating and processing facilities. The proposed legislation also allows people to grow up to four plants at home. If all else fails, consumers will likely be able to get recreational cannabis from their own backyard.

How To Store Weed

To maintain basic precautions, you shouldn’t store your weed in places where the temperature varies between 77 and 86 F, because this is when mildew and other molds tend to grow on cannabis.


On the other hand, excessive heat can dry out the terpenesand cannabinoids, both of which you’ve been earnestly taking care of for months. When your weed is dried out, you may experience a hot, harsh smoke during your green sessions.

To wrap it up, lower temperatures not only are mold-friendly, but they also slow the process of decarboxylation of cannabinoids, which will eventually lead to the degradation of THC-A into the less desired CBN.


But what about, say, humidity?


It’s essential to maintain control over humidity levels of your cannabis storage. When you want to keep mildew and other contaminants away from your herb, store cannabis in a controlled environment that keeps the plant between 59% and 63% RH (relative humidity). This will help you maintain and even enhance the aroma, color, and flavor of your material.


Furthermore, when cannabis is stored where RH levels are below 65% reduces the chances for mold to appear. Alas, if the RH drops too low, the trichomes will start to dry out, significantly reducing the levels of the essential oils.



Source: Cannador

As far as your organic material is concerned, keep your cannabis away from harmful UV rays, as they will break them. It’s just like with grass when it turns brown under the excessive sunlight, or how a paint begins to fade on a car or advertisement.

According to a study conducted at the University of London in the 1970s, light plays the main role in degrading cannabinoids. The same study found that when cannabis is stored properly, cannabinoids have a stability period of up to two years. Besides, avoiding direct light when storing your cannabis will help you control the temperature.



Source: Sunflower Meds


All your cannabis needs to be kept fresh is the right amount of air in your container. Too little air can have impact on the relative humidity, especially if you don’t completely dry your herb before storage.


However, too much air will bolster the process of cannabinoid degradation when being exposed to oxygen. In order to minimize this exposure, you can purchase an electric vacuum pump attachment available for canning jars. They come in different types, so you’ll eventually find the best way to reduce oxygen exposure.


First things first, you must store it out of direct sunlight, in a place that is cool and dry. When it comes to storing equipment, use containers with a neutral charge – glass jars will suffice. In addition, hygrometers come in handy if you want to monitor and control RH levels. Like I said one section above, remember to vacuum seal your jars and containers to reduce oxygen exposure. Last but not least, separate your strains so that they keep their unique terpene profiles.


While it may sound tempting and all, don’t keep your weed in the refrigerators.The temperature and humidity levels – especially the fluctuation by which they’re accompanied – actually increase the chance that mold and mildew will start to grow.


Also, keep cannabis away from the freezer, as fragile trichomes will break off because of freezing temperatures.


Speaking of storage containers, don’t store your buds in plastic bags. The static charge of plastic materials may attract trichomes. If, for some reason, you happen to store your weed in plastic bags, make sure it’s only for short-term storage of small amounts of your precious plant.


Many people store their weed in cabinets around a TV set or near speakers. This is a wrong move, though. Above all, such devices give off heat. Heat rises, so in order to avoid the increase in temperature, keep your weed below any electronic equipment.


Keep your stash away from grinders, pipes, and other paraphenalia. When you keep it there, the ash and resin from used and burnt cannabis stays on it, making your container stink like never before. Practical aspects aside, it’s simply good to keep your stuff separate and neat.


Of course, cannabis infused products, such as edibles, concentrates, and other marijuana products have different guidelines when it comes to storage. Edibles, for instance, shouldn’t be kept for long periods of time. To be honest, it’s best to follow the package directions and store your edibles like you store your ‘normal’ food.


As much as we should all appreciate the durability of alcohol tinctures and other cannabis extractions, I still suggest that you follow the relevant guidelines I handed out to you in this article to protect the potency and minimize any undesired loss in quality of your plant material.


How about you, responsible stoners? What are your best practices for cannabis storage?


10-Must Have Weed Accessories

If you’re a real stoner, you probably know that being ready is important when it comes to smoking weed. No matter if you’re at home or with your friends at the park, you always want to be prepared. You should make sure you have your weed accessories ready anytime and anywhere. Don’t worry though, completing everything a true stoner needs to enhance a smoking session is available at your fingertips. Here is the list of 10 must have weed accessories every self-respecting stoner never go without.

1. Grinder

A grinder is a necessity you should always keep within your hand’s reach. It allows you to beautifully dice up your buds without getting your hands sticky and grimy. One of the most important items any stoner can have is a solid and time-saving grinder. You will be able to broke down your weed properly for the best smoking experience whether you’re using bongs, bowls or rolling a joint. It’s best to choose a grinder that has a kief catcher so that you make the most of your weed.

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2. Joint filter tips and rolling papers

There is nothing worse than bringing your weed home and discovering that you don’t have any joint filters. Joint tips allow your joint to stay together, and provide better airflow through your joint. If you’re going to roll your joint up, you should always keep rolling papers, and it’s best to choose the most natural ones.

3. A good container

For every stoner, his weed is precious, which means it’s vital to have a good method of storing it at home. It’s best to choose an air tight container, which keeps your weed spill-free and fresh. Having good weed is important, but keeping it in a good, hermetically sealed jar is also mandatory if you want to keep your weed in the best condition, masking the smell at the same time.

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4. A lighter or two

You should always keep at least one lighter at home or in your pocket. There is a wide range of different kind of lighters, including multi-tool ones, on the market. You may be surprised by how many gadgets some of these have! And remember, always have one more, just in case you loose the other one. When it comes to lighters, there is a legend about Bob Marley and how he died after using a white lighter. Whether you believe the story or not, it’s best not to take any chances and avoid white lighters.

5. Ash tray and rolling tray

Any indoor smoker needs an ash tray, it’s obvious. You’re a responsible stoner and you want to keep your home clean, so it’s important to keep a good ash tray when you smoke. Another thing is having a rolling tray for rolling blunts, spliffs and joints while keeping the mess away. In order to avoid spilling your weed all over your couch, you should use a rolling tray and keep your stuff all in one space.

6. Bong

If you’re a regular stoner, you probably know that smoking weed with a bong is one of the best ways to enjoy your beautiful, green buds. Sometimes a bong is called bubbles or a water pipe because the great advantage of it is that a bong contains water, which filters and cools the smoke. Plus, a bong minimizes the number of toxins you’re inhaling while smoking. There are many different bongs available on the markets, from simplest basic ones, to really cool, hand crafted beauties.

Bong for smoking weed

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7. Good cleaners and brushes

It is important to keep your gear clean after each smoking session, which means you must keep your bong and pipe sparkling clean to enjoy it much longer. Keep in mind that your weed will taste much better if you use good quality brushes and cleaners in order to keep your gear clean. Needless to say, you’ll inhale clean smoke to your lungs, keeping toxins away.

8. Eye drops

When having a heavy stoner day, you should always keep eye drops in your pocket. If you want to get rid of your red eye effect, choose just the right eye drops to cure your eyes within a moment. It’s important to define what kind of eye drops you need. It depends on the kind of effect you’re experiencing. Notice if you have dry, burning eyes, or red eyes and purchase proper eye drops for your condition.

9. Glass pipe or bowl

When it comes to smoking weed, using a glass pipe or bowl is one of the safest options, as glass won’t release harmful off-gases along with smoke. Smoking weed using a glass bowl or pipe is not only safe but also efficient, easy and probably the quickest way to smoke weed. Fortunately, there are many amazing, high-quality bowls and pipes, which are colored, beautifully designed and come with amazing shapes. Plus, glass bowls and pipes are very portable and easy in use.

Bowl for smoking weed

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10. Vaporizer

Although smoking weed is great, you should learn that vaporizing it is much better for you. Why is that? When you vaporize weed, it emits a vapor, which is 95% carcinogen and smokes free. Vaporizing is a process of heating weed to an estimated temperature in order to release active compounds of cannabis plants in vapor, never lighting the substance itself – not to mention that vaporizing weed increases the number of anti-inflammatory terpenoids and these works miracles for our lungs protecting them from irritation. Vaping weed feels much softer and cleaner, and it’s discreet, too. For weed connoisseurs, tasting the flavor notes is important, and vaporizing your cannabis is the best way to really taste the palette of flavors your bud presents.

Of course, there are more accessories you can buy to enjoy your weed more, but believe me, these 10 must-haves will get you through the best stoner days you can have. Smoking weed is not that complicated, whether you are smoking all day long or just a few times a weekend, preparing all your smoking accessories and keeping them in one place will make things a lot easier for you.

Using Marijuana To Treat Insomnia

Medical marijuana has come a long way in the past several years. One of the major roadblocks for medical marijuana for many years was the lack of studies that showed it was an effective treatment. There were no studies because it was illegal to conduct studies with the drug. Even though more research is now being conducted on marijuana, medical marijuana research is still decades behind research on other substances.

One area where more research is needed is the effects of marijuana on insomnia. There are many thousands of users who report that marijuana is helpful in treating insomnia. This seems to match what is known about the way cannabis and the human brain work.

Ancient Remedy

The use of marijuana to treat insomnia is not new. Many ancient aboriginal cultures in USA and the United States used the cannabis plant as a sleep aid. It also seems that marijuana was commonly used to help people relax and get extra rest in the years before the plant was criminalized.

Understanding Causes of Insomnia

There are two different types of insomnia and studies indicate that marijuana is effective at treating both of them. The two types of insomnia are primary insomnia and secondary insomnia. Secondary insomnia is caused as a side effect of another drug or substance. Many prescription medications can cause insomnia. Marijuana has been found to help cancer patients sleep when they suffer insomnia caused by their chemotherapy drugs.

Primary insomnia is not as well understood. Recent research indicates that insomnia may have something to do with the endocannabinoid system. This system is a series of receptors in the brain and central nervous system. The system increases drowsiness. When it fails to function properly people tend to have trouble sleeping.

Studies show that THC may help correct issues within the endocannabinoid system and helps people fall asleep faster and to stay asleep. Many marijuana users report similar successes with their sleep issues. Promising new research also indicates that marijuana may help with sleep apnea, another common sleep problem.

Issues With Studies

There are three primary issues with the research on marijuana as a treatment for insomnia:

  1. Many studies are 30 years old
  2. There are not enough studies
  3. Few studies have examined individual strains of marijuana

The first two issues are largely a result of the criminalization of cannabis. However, thanks to changing attitudes and a gradual loosening of marijuana laws in Canada and the United States, more research is finally being done on this issue. The third problem with the marijuana-insomnia research is the most troubling.

The chemical makeup of marijuana can vary significantly from strain to strain. Simply using synthetic THC or a generic strain of marijuana will not produce accurate results.

While there is no scientific study of this issue, many users report a big difference in the effects of different strains on sleep. For example, many people claim that the strain Sativa makes them more alert and can make it hard to get to sleep if taken right before bed. Many users also note that the Indica strain does help them sleep when they take it close to bedtime.

It seems likely that many strains of marijuana work well as a sleep aid. However, until more research is done, it will be difficult to know which strains work best and how long before bed is the best time to take marijuana. Without clinical studies, many users will continue to experiment themselves, doing whatever they can to get over their insomnia.

The Top 5 Most Common Indica Strains

There’s nothing like hitting a good indica after an exhausting day at work to drift away from the ordinary struggles. Descended from the Hindukush mountains, cannabis indica is an excellent fit for indoor growers. You can begin the harvest after six weeks, so this more calming marijuana variety is capable of bearing more fruits in shorter time periods. Indica strains come with higher levels of CBD in relation to THC, which is a bliss for medical marijuana patients who don’t want to experience paranoia due to consumption of rich amounts of THC.


In this article, I’m going to highlight the top 5 indica strains every cannabis enthusiast should try at least once in a lifetime.



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Northern Lights is one of the most popular strains ever. A pure indica praised for its beautiful resinous buds and fast flowering period, the strain is also surprisingly resilient during growth. It descends from Afghani and Thai landrace strains and is a parent to some of the top-notch quality hybrids, such as Super Silver Haze or Shiva Skunk. The origins of the breeding of Northern Lights are associated with Seattle and Washington, but it was Holland that popularized this strain in 1985.

Sweet and spicy aromas are noticeable as soon as the nostrils come close to the crystal-coated buds of Northern Lights, which sometimes are seen in the shades of purple. When you consume the first of the top 5 indica strains on this list, you should expect a strong effect throughout the body along with muscle relaxation. As for the mind, you are going to experience a dreamy euphoria combined with a soothing laziness, which proves invaluable in relieving pain

and treating insomnia. Patients who consume Northern Lights on a regular basis claim that this strain improves their mood and helps them fight stress.

The general indoor flowering time of Northern Lights is between 45 and 50 days.





Strong tranquilizing effects have made Bubba Kush extremely popular throughout the U.S. and beyond. This indica strain has sweet flavours with deep chocolate and coffee scents which can be felt through on the exhale. Bubba Kush is one of this sophisticated indica varieties cherished for its delightful taste among stoners. When smoking BK, you’re going to experience a complete muscle relaxation with a strong dreamy euphoria embracing the mind. It crushes stress and improves moods but, above all, comes with pain relieving and anti-depressant properties.


Considering its bulky bud structure and a stocky appearance, we may come to a conclusion that Bubba Kush descends from the Afghani strain, although its genetic origins are still undefined. It’s believed that it came out unexpected just after 1996, when an OG Kush hybrid happened to crossbreed an unknown indica strain from New Orleans, although the rumor has it that the mother plant was probably Northern Light.



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Made known in 2003 by Ken Estes, Granddaddy Purple is a well-recognized indica strain, particularly popular in California. One of the most appealing features of GDP is the strong grape and berry scent which, combined with purple shades of the flower, make this California staple exceptionally attractive.


When smoking Granddaddy Purple, you’re going to experience a strong psychoactive high recognizable by both mind and body. Such a high delivers a combination of cerebral euphoria and physical relaxation. More interestingly, while you may find your body fixed in one place when GDP kicks in, your thoughts are more likely to float in a gentle flow. Granddaddy Purple is used to treat various medical conditions, such as insomnia, appetite loss, muscle spasms, and stress. This particular indica strain bestow massive yields upon commercial growers after as much as 60 day flowering period indoors.




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If you’re looking for some of the strongest indica strains in the cannabis industry, turn your eyes to Kosher Kush, a strain offered in seed form by DNA Genetics. Kosher Kush derives from Los Angeles and has made it to the public in 2010. Once appreciated by regular cannabis users, this indica strain has been crushing its competition by winning multiple marijuana awards, such as High Times Cannabis Cup, as well as Best Strain in 2011. The almost overwhelming levels of THC testing over 29%, Kosher Kush remains one of the most powerful indicas to be ever experienced.


Due to almost-overwhelming sedative effects, Kosher Kush is best to be smoked during night session. The strain will give you a full body relaxation combined with a potent cerebral high. In addition, Kosher Kush is without a doubt one of the best strains for fighting stress, stimulating appetite, and dealing with insomnia.


All in all, Kosher Kush is one of these cannabis strains that you can just pass around and have everyone stoned to the bone. There’s nothing like indulging in the smell of its earthy buds and marveling at the crystal-covered texture of Kosher Kush that leaves the bag resinated in trichomes – a truly sticky and joyful experience.




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This is undeniably gorgeous indica strain with solid purple/black throughout its buds and even deeper stems. In short, it’s a sight you’ll never forget. Sirious Black originates from the Oregon Breeders Group and has a rich terpene profile. The aroma of sweet grapes is what even most savory cannabis connoisseurs will consider unique, let alone the tart palate which is, at the same time, smooth on the exhale.


When smoking Sirius Black, you should anticipate a soothing yet uplifting euphoria which also leaves you with a strong burst of creativity. Looking for experiencing your get togethers in a totally different way? Well, my friends, Sirius Black is here to give you the A-1 high. Moreover, despite its indica dominance, this strain can be consumed throughout the day with no worries of entering the so-called couch potato mode.


The vault of indica strains awaits your arrival. Are you ready to delve deeper in its treasures?


The Side Effects of Using Cannabis

The once beloved cannabis plant has become a miracle medicine in the contemporary medical industry. Both THC and CBD have won the hearts of patients across Canada, and the best is apparently yet to come. And while the health benefits of using cannabis are undeniable, there are certain risks involved if you are a heavy user.


You don’t have to suffer from any health issues to benefit from the positive effects of marijuana. If this sentence has made you nod, you’re probably a recreational cannabis user. A person who is responsible for helping the community to build an image of a responsible stoner. With that said, you should be aware of health risks of the most common methods of using cannabis, namely smoking, eating, and vaping.



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Smoking weed is the least healthy way of consuming marijuana, mainly because of the cancer risk resulting from inhaling the smoke from tobacco. One of the least convenient side effects of smoking cannabis is the tar buildup, which happens when you inhale smoke from the plant material. Although it’s easy to spot it with the eye, smoke from dried herbs has a myriad of small burned plant particles. When these compounds settle in your lungs, they create a resin with tar-like consistency. This can be compared to the black residue on a smoked pipe.


Marijuana tends to increase heart rate in some users for as much as three hours after smoking. When scientifically tested in Boston, it was proved that your risk of having a heart attack within the first hour of smoking weed is 5 times higher than that of a non-smoker. Although alarming on the surface, such a risk looks like a penny when compared to cocaine, which comes with a heart-attack danger 25 times higher than average.


Moving back to plant particles, they can literally be irritating. When you light up a joint, there is a short period of two seconds until the smoke cools down. You can already tell that it’s not enough before you breathe it into your lungs. The heat, combined with these bits of residual

fertilizers becomes irritating to the tissues in both throat and lungs. To defend itself from this irritation, your system starts to collect mucus, a substance that helps your body get rid of the plant particles. Mucus may give you a long series of coughing which usually ends in a minute or so.


Last but not least, the smoke you inhale plays an important role in whether or not you’ll experience any disturbing symptoms. One of such inconveniences is a headache. The headache results from chemicals that deal damage to your cells. Therefore, you should always read the list of ingredients on labels. When selecting the right rolling paper, make sure it’s raw, with no radicals used for manufacturing.



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Ingesting cannabis is undoubtedly safer than smoking. Nevertheless, edibles may be tricky for people who start their journey with cannabis.


To begin with, cannabis gives you munchies. Let’s face it, when you’re on munchies, there is hardly anything that can stop you from enjoying a couple of hot buffalo wings, a Chinese beef stir-fry, or simply a slice of pizza. If you’re thinking of a funny desert, edibles will come in handy. But then again, after an hour after consuming weed this way, you’’ begin to feel the munchies for the second time – and the vicious circle will be spinning for good.


What should be of the greatest concern to a new marijuana consumer is the amount of THC in a strain used for making edibles, as well as the total volume of “working material”. When rolling a joint, it’s you who decide how much you’re going to smoke. On the other hand, if you don’t know your tolerance for weed yet, you’d better start off with smaller chunks of the baked goodness. Some people eat one space cake at a time and can’t wait for the high to kick in, so they add one-half from the second cake to hasten the process. However, this is one of the biggest mistakes when consuming edibles. It usually takes them up to an hour to kick in, but the high is more intense and lasts longer. With that said, eating too much of the cannabis infused food can make you feel anxiety, paranoia, or even nausea, so in order to avoid unpleasant events, don’t try to break your records.


The above mentioned potential overdose on edibles are hands down the major risk of ingesting cannabis. However, you should also pay attention to what you eat when you’re on munchies.


The new science behind cannabis has revealed some interesting facts about the impact of marijuana on metabolism. While these are very promising news, you should still pay attention to what you eat and what your daily routine is. If you load yourself with low-quality food during your munchies and you don’t exercise at all, you’ll start gaining weight. Fortunately, being strong-willed enough to care for your physical condition and to consume self-prepared 5-star dishes, you’ll begin to notice the positive effects of marijuana on your metabolism.



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Among these three methods of using cannabis, vaping is the safest one. Of course, this doesn’t mean that it’s free of any side effects. Luckily, these drawbacks, although real, may appear only at the beginning. Plus, they are far less serious than the side effects of smoking.


Actually, there are many minor side-effects that can be put under a larger category, as all of them are associated with Dehydration. Symptoms may include dry mouth, itchiness, dry skin, dizziness, and allergies. Although a slippery slope, dehydration can be avoided by simply drinking enough water.


Other than that, some cheap vaping devices whose parts may release harmful chemicals when heated, so when approaching the subject of cannabis vaporization, prepare your budget for a more expensive yet long-term investment.


To wrap it up, none of these methods of using cannabis comes without side effect. Nonetheless, if you’re looking for the safest way of consuming the herb, vaping should be your choice. Well, you still can hit a joint or two during the day, or have one canna brownie block, above all, don’t overdo them.

What Happens When You Eat Weed

Any stoner who has ever experienced the beauty of smoking weed must have wondered what it would be like to eat his or her bud instead of inhaling it.


Would it get me high? If yes, how long would I have to wait for its magical power to kick in? How would I feel after ingesting cannabis? If at least one of these questions has ever crossed your mind, It’s high time you got your answers.



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Oh boy, the high given by the edibles is one of the most badass things a stoner can ever experience. Nonetheless, you might want to take a peek at how edibles work.


First and foremost, let’s shed light on how quickly you begin to feel high after eating, say, a space cake. When you ingest marijuana, it can take from 30 minutes to even three hours to start doing its work. When compared to smoking weed, which gives you an almost instantaneous high, the waiting time may seem almost unbearable. Fortunately, the effects can linger up to 10 hours, which is incomparably longer when we juxtapose it with inhaling the herb – in this case, the high disappears within 3 hours.


Furthermore, digestion makes your body react to weed in a different way. Your liver metabolizes delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol into 11-hydroxytetrahydrocannabinol. Wow, that sounds like a big science, doesn’t it? Simply put, the metabolized variant of THC has a greater psychedelic potential. Given this, getting high on edibles is more powerful than puffing a joint.

This, my friends, is where your tolerance comes into play. If your buddies got a little overexcited with their passion for baking with cannabis, you should start with eating small portions – you know, baby steps. Although you won’t die from the overconsumption of weed, your trip will be anything but pleasant, and you may end up with a paranoid high, not to mention the risk of hallucinations. The good news is that these negative effects should disappear within two hours.



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Some health professionals claim that you can benefit from consuming raw cannabis. According to Jessica Aragona, a registered dietician, the cannabis plant, including the seeds, is very likely to be just as nutritious as hemp. It’s a great source of complete protein, rich in Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids and, above all, it’s easy to digest.


With that said, raw cannabis can be used like any other vegetable. Dietitians encourage their patients to put the plant in their smoothies, salads or juices. You may have come across the story of Kristen Peskusky-Courtney, a woman who couldn’t overcome multiple chronic illnesses with any form of pharmaceutical treatments. She eventually ended up debilitated and, in her despair, turned to Dr. William Courtney who told her to use the power of raw cannabis juicing. Guess what? She succeeded in fighting her conditions and continues to live the life of a healthy and joyful woman now.

Nutritional benefits aside, eating raw cannabis won’t get you high at all. In order for its psychedelic potential to be released, marijuana has to go through the decarboxylation process that would turn the non-psychoactive THCA into its psychoactive counterpart (THC).



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As we move closer to finishing our journey through the consumption of weed, we have to take a closer look at ingesting dried weed buds. Going this way is comparable to throwing away all the money you’ve spent on weed. Not only do these buds bring few psychoactive rewards, but they are also very difficult for the body to digest. To cut the long story short, the weed will pass through your digestive system with unpleasant excretion effects. Moreover, because of the pesticides used by commercial growers to keep bugs away, saying that ingesting buds isn’t a good idea sounds like a dead giveaway.


How about you? Are you one of those curious weed adventurers who tried chewing on their buds with hope to enter the new level of high? Or do you prefer your weed in a form of edibles? Come and share your thoughts!