How to Clean a Vaporizer
Category: Culture | Posted on Sat, October, 26th 2013 by THCFinder
Smoking a vaporizer is a great way to get stoned. The high is completely different than smoking a bong or a bowl. Marijuana that has been through a vape can also be used in food, although you need a lot more of it as compared to unvaporized weed. There are so many different kinds of vaporizers that are sold these days (like the ones produced by davincivaporizer.com) . All of them are unique but most of them are pretty expensive. While it's nice to have an expensive piece of equipment like a vape around, it's something that needs to be cared for.
Cleaning a vape can be a difficult process, especially if you're unsure of what you're doing.Not only that but every vape is different and therefore, every vape has to be cleaned differently. Similar to those available via hazesmokeshop.ca, if you get to buy vaporizers online Canada you have to clean it regularly.. The following steps are a general idea of how to clean most vaporizers and can be adapted in order to clean your personal equipment.
What You'll Need;
A Small Toothbrush
70-90% ISO Rubbing Alcohol
Gloves (There is still resin in a vape and it doesn't leave skin easily)
Put on your gloves and clear the vaporizer of any leftover bud that's left from your last baking session. Using the toothbrush, remove the fine dust that's produced when weed is vaped. Make sure that you thoroughly clean all parts of the vape that you can reach with the toothbrush. Also, if you're cleaning a handheld vape, be sure to remove the batteries before you begin cleaning and be very careful when using any sort of liquid in the chambers.
Every vape has a screen. Find where yours is located. Since these screens are interchangeable, you can remove this piece. Take it out now but be careful. Depending on how long it's been since your vape was cleaned, this piece may be extremely difficult to remove. You may need to use pliers but BE CAREFUL! Squeezing these pieces too hard can result in cracks. Be gentle but firm. Remove the dirty screen.
Take some rubbing alcohol and dip the Q-Tips in. Using the small cotton swabs, scrub every part of the vape carefully. Each piece of this device gets resin on it so be sure that you pay attention to where the buildups are. The alcohol should remove the resin fairly easily. Occasionally, it may seem like no amount of scrubbing will take this stuff off. If this happens, just lightly brush over the spot with the rubbing alcohol and let it sit for a bit. Don't soak any plastic pieces in rubbing alcohol? Only use this Q-Tip method, as sometimes the alcohol can sink in to the plastic and effect your smoking.
After scrubbing the resin from all parts of your vape, make sure to run them under hot water to clear off the remaining rubbing alcohol. If you want, you can fill a small bowl with hot water and Q-Tip the pieces again with that rather than alcohol. Now, set your pieces out to dry on the paper towels. After the vape has dried, reassemble it and you're ready to smoke! Be careful cleaning vapes that have the chambers on the same part as where the batteries are, if you're familiar with that kind of vape. This set of instructions should be done very carefully. A vaporizer is an expensive investment and it's no good if it happens to get flooded with alcohol or water. Just be careful!
What's Wrong With $1.00 A Gram
Category: Culture | Posted on Fri, October, 25th 2013 by THCFinder
Uruguay is on the path to being the first country to legalize cannabis fully and regulate as most believe it should be. The country is implementing it's new plan and is expected to be fully functional halfway through 2014. The best part of the part of the Uruguay marijuana plan? The pot will be sold for $1.00 a gram! Even at that low price, the street cost of a gram from a street dealer in Uruguay is $1.40. But cheaper is cheaper right! $.40 adds up after a while. So what could possibly be bad about this plan?
Of course there's the argument that when lowering the price of pot, there will be an explosive increase in those who use it. However, what happened when alcohol came off prohibition? Not every person alive ran out and started getting hammered. There's no reason to believe that marijuana use would increase. If anything, it may decrease due to the fact that a lot of recreational users smoke because - let's face it - the forbidden is always more appealing because you're not supposed to do it. Also, the usage of marijuana by minors is easily prevented by parents taking a stand and actually talking to their kids about the plant, rather than trusting what's taught in school health classes (We all went through D.A.R.E. We're still smoking).
The quality of the marijuana being produced is also in question. If the pot only costs $1.00, is it going to be filled with stems and seeds? There is no guaranteed quality when weed costs this little. In the US, there is marijuana that is sold for ridiculously low prices, around $3.00 a gram. Bud like this is basically trash and what they were smoking back in the 70s. Seed filled and mostly stem, you definitely get what you pay for when it comes to bud. Paying $1.00 a gram for bud that doesn't get you high, doesn't look good, and doesn't taste good isn't even really worth it. Especially if you spend more time picking the seeds out rather than smoking it.
If keeping the prices low will help people get quality medicine, then I'm all for it. However, if the price will reflect the quality of the bud, patients might have no choice other than to stick to black market dealers. If the low price bud is poor quality, people are going to continue to use street dealers to get quality medicine. People will pay for quality when the only other alternative is schwag.
Five Reasons Why More Women Don't Smoke Weed
Category: Culture | Posted on Fri, October, 25th 2013 by THCFinder
Women often feel that if they smoke weed or open up about weed they will be judged or not as highly regarded. Generally speaking, when men smoke weed or open up about it people usually remain indifferent. There is a double standard at work that devalues women’s experience with weed that men are often free from. Women need to own their experiences and not give a rat’s ass about what other people think.
Because women were blessed/cursed with the ability to make babies, the conversation around marijuana gets complicated. Childless women can experience shame or guilt when opening up about marijuana, but the backlash mothers endure is often much worse. I blame essentialism and the oppressive consequences it can have on mothers who use marijuana due to gender roles. People don’t bat an eye if mommy needs a glass of wine after a long day, but it hits the fan if they smoke weed. There have been countless stories about families being ripped apart by the Child and Family Services Agency because of marijuana, and it is heart wrenching to watch happen.
3.) Lonely stoner-chick problems
As a female habitual smoker of weed, I had a hard time ï¬�nding other women who also smoked. Most of the time I would smoke with my male friends and male dealers and the only women I came into contact with were their wives or girlfriends. I did not know of any female dealers and hardly any of my female friends smoked, so I always felt like the lonely stoner chick. As a woman I felt isolated because hardly any woman I knew smoked, and who likes smoking alone all the time (unless I’m chilling with dudes). It wasn’t until I got picked up and started working at medical marijuana dispensary (Brightside) when I ï¬�nally started meeting other women who smoked. Basically, it sucks feeling like you have no other women to connect to within the cannabis industry except 420 nurses who function under the male gaze. Which brings me to my next point.
4.) For-proï¬�t sexual objectiï¬�cation of women
Walking into a dispensary and seeing a young twenty-something women in a 420 nurse outï¬�t isn’t my idea of a great ï¬�rst impression. No slut-shaming intended because I think women should be able to dress however they want, but the overt sexual objectiï¬�cation of women in the cannabis industry is a big turn-off to a lot of women. When dispensaries shamelessly use women’s bodies to attract business, what kind of message is that sending to potential female smokers and female smokers in general? It’s sad that there are so many great female activists in the marijuana movement that women can relate to, but all we are shown are sexualized women. It makes it seem as if the cannabis industry doesn’t take women and the role we play in society seriously, which doesn’t turn women on to smoking or wanting to open up about it.
5.) It’s Illegal
I probably could have summed up the entire post with this, but where’s the fun in that? If marijuana was legal in the ï¬�rst place, none of this black market garbage would continue to persist. Women wouldn’t feel sketched out about getting in trouble, losing their kids, or losing their freedoms. This isn’t to say that all of our problems will be solved with legalization, but it’s a helluva start. The cannabis industry needs to reevaluate it’s relationship with women and understand the pivotal role women play in the legalization of marijuana.
Appeal Of The Spliff
Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, October, 24th 2013 by THCFinder
Joints and blunts are quite popular among the stoners these days but there's one more roll that doesn't get a lot of attention. But since there are stoners smoking them, then they should be written about. A spliff is a paper filled with not only bud, but with tobacco for those of you who aren't familiar with them. Since the user can decide on what tobacco they want to use in the spliff, they may not be quite as harmful as cigarettes and some smokers believe that the mix has tranquil effects on the user, strengthening the high.
Some stoners think that even by smoking a cigarette while a bowl or joint is in rotation. Their stand on a spliff would be obvious; the added tobacco is an insult to the marijuana. Because cigarettes themselves have an awful name, these particular potheads don't see any benefit to mixing the two plants. It is also said that some people experience a queasy feeling when mixing tobacco and marijuana together.
Those that do enjoy spliffs have nothing but good things to say about this particular roll. In addition to using less weed than a full joint of marijuana, the tobacco causes a slower burn. Your joints will last a bit longer when mixed with tobacco (They also burn slower if they're covered in kief ;) ). Smokers say that by mixing the two, you can conserve your bud. There's also the idea that tobacco enhances the marijuana high, as said above.
Spliffs, while occasionally popular in America, are primarily a European smoking style, although the actual title of the roll is somewhat debated. On one hand, there are people who claim that a "spliff" is just a large joint, purely made of marijuana. On the other, a spliff is the mixture of tobacco and marijuana. The desirable effect of the spliff is up to the person smoking it
Why Kief Pucks Are Worth The Wait
Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, October, 23rd 2013 by THCFinder
It's that golden powder that falls to the bottom of your grinder after you shred a dank nugget. The stuff that every stoner covets and probably has a jar of somewhere in their collection of pot products. It's kief and it's awesome. It's the crystals off of the cannabis buds and it gets you seriously baked! Whether you're putting it in food or smoking it or turning it in to hash, kief is an all time favorite.
Recently, there has been a small explosion of popularity with kief pucks. These are large amounts of kief compressed in to little hockey pucks. Made by putting pressure on the cannabis crystals by adding the golden powder to a pollen press, getting stoned off of these is a great way to get high and stay that way all day. It's best to keep them under pressure for as long as two days. The longer the puck stays in the pollen press, the better it will stick together when it is removed.
It seems that the most common and efficient way to smoke these pucks is to either break them up and place them on top of packed bowls or just place the whole thing on top of the bowl. There are quite a few different ways that are recommended however. These methods include hot knifing, adding the puck in to a joint, vaporizing, and just smoking the puck how it is by placing it in a piece. Putting the pucks on top of green seems to be the best way, however. Be careful when smoking kief, as it is extremely strong.
This product of cannabis is excellent for those in a lot of pain, as the effects of kief are incredibly stronger than just bud. Collecting kief for some people can be a long process and kind of a pain, especially if you constantly run of out weed and smoke all of your bud. Smoking kief is sure to help keep you stoned until you can get your hands on some weed. Even if you're not out of flowers, a kief puck will put you to sleep or keep you on cloud nine for hours. It may take a while to get a lot of kief together to make a puck big enough to enjoy, it's a process that's worth the wait.
Unfortunate Stoner Accidents
Category: Culture | Posted on Tue, October, 22nd 2013 by THCFinder
Potheads are known for being slightly clumsy. We tend to not really pay attention to the finer details as we go about our day to day activities. So when it comes to smoking, there are some really unfortunate things that could (and do) happen when we're smoking. Whether you're a novice smoker or an expert, all of these things can happen when you're getting high.
- Spilling the bong can happen to any one, at any time. Sometimes, there's a clumsy stoner in the group and occasionally, the bong just ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time. This accident is really a buzzkill but easily avoidable. Don't put the bong on the floor or unsteady tables. Also, be sure to keep your bong water clean. If the piece happens to fall over, at least the water won't smell as bad if you're keeping it clean.
- When you ash a blunt or a joint out of the window of a moving car, you better have an iron grip on it. A sunroof seems like a great idea when you're stoned. It's an easy way to ash the blunt. Always remember that there is this thing called wind and it's pretty strong at about 35 mph. It can and will rip the blunt or joint right out of your hand. Depending on where you are, there might not be a chance to go look for it and even if there is, there's not a large chance that you'll find it. It's better to ash in a water bottle or can rather than out of the window while moving.
- Smoking a bowl every so often is a good change but when you volcano the bowl? Forget it. Especially if the hit you're taking is one of the first. Expelling chunks of charred bud (and smokeable bud), as well as hot coals, isn't just a waste of weed, it's embarrassing! Coughing is fine but please pull the bowl away from your mouth before you start choking!
- If you're planning on packing a bong, placing the slide somewhere stable is a good idea. Sometimes, the glass seems to take on a mind of it's own if it's not sturdy enough. By trying to pack a bowl on an unstable surface, you're putting yourself at high risk of spilling the contents of the bowl everywhere. Hopefully, if this does happen to you, it's on a glass table. This will make it much easier to collect the spilled treasure.
- Close the grinder... Always. These little monsters seem to be attracted to the ground if they're carelessly left open on a table or tray. Closing the grinder ensures that when it does fall, you won't have to spend hours picking ground up bud out of your carpet. Nobody likes to smoke weed lint from your carpet. It's best to keep the grinder closed that this doesn't happen. They haven't invented a weed magnet yet!
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