What is Shake Weed? Can it Get You High?

When you hear about shake, a few odd things might come to mind, like a weed smoothie or the unwanted leftovers from an otherwise solid batch of bud, but what is shake weed, exactly? 

The thing is, shake weed is usually neither of those things, although it definitely can be depending on how it’s handled.

For the most part, almost everyone who knows about cannabis has related shake weed to the same status as the grimy leftovers of last week’s dinner. 

While the two may draw some parallels with one another, is that really a good way to look at shake?

The truth is, there’s more to shake weed than meets the eye. So, if you’re interested in getting a clearer view of what shake weed really is, read on.

What is Shake Weed?

what is shake weed

Simply put, shake weed, also known as shake, is the leftovers of cannabis that accumulate at the bottom of the jar, or so that’s what many people would like to believe. 

However, a better way of looking at shake is to see it as a collection of loose leaves from the regular handling of cannabis. Something that each and every one of us cannabis connoisseurs is sure to take part in.

In today’s modern world, where everyone is obsessed with getting the newest, greatest thing, including the highest quality of weed, shake weed is often left on the back burner and forgotten due to the nature of its creation. 

In fact, an overwhelmingly large amount of cannabis users would consider shake weed to be a lower quality of weed when compared to fully intact buds. 

The truth is, shake can either be a good thing or a bad thing. If stored in the proper conditions and if fallen from high-quality buds, you’ll quickly find that shake can make for a smooth and enjoyable smoking experience. 

However, if left out for too long and if fallen from a lower quality batch of bud, then smoking shake weed may result in an unsavoury coughing fit.

While we agree that shake may not be the prettiest thing to look at, that doesn’t mean that its quality is any less than that of the buds of which it fell off. 

In fact, some could argue that shake could be even more potent than the original buds themselves due to the fact that kief also tends to fall off from the buds during handling. 

When you put two and two together, it’s plain to see that where shake accumulates, so does the kief. 

It also means the so-called “low quality” shake weed at the bottom of the jar has been bathing in trichomes thanks to the kief surrounding it. 

What is Shake Weed Used For?

how to use shake weed

Shake is most commonly found in pre-rolled joints at dispensaries or even sold on its own for a discounted price. Due to the regular handling of marijuana at dispensaries, shake weed is a frequent sight, especially after high-traffic business periods.

To make the most of their weed and not unnecessarily waste anything, dispensaries will thus use shake to create their pre-rolls. This tactic may seem great on paper, especially when it comes to making sure every ounce of bud is put to use. 

However, certain questions arise surrounding the actual quality of these pre-rolls.

As we’ve already mentioned, not all shake is created equally, so it can be a bit of a gamble. Ultimately, figuring out whether or not shake is worth it is up to you and is defined by what you’re looking for in your cannabis. 

If you don’t mind rolling the dice every so often, a fresh batch of shake weed could be an interesting way to spice things up.

Aside from pre-rolls, another method of using shake is by infusing it to create cannabutter or medicated oils. One of the saving graces of cannabis edibles is that the actual quality of the cannabis at hand is not likely to be felt as much as if you were to smoke it. 

When making cannabutter or medicated oils, it doesn’t matter if a few stems get caught in the mix, as you’ll be straining them out later anyways.

That said, at Sugar Jack’s, we pride ourselves on purity and consistency. In this way, we only incorporate the best ingredients, such as organic Manuka honey and cane sugar, into our edibles. 

On top of that, we opt to use only premium nano-emulsified THC distillate in our gummies and cookies to provide optimal flavour and accurate dosing without sacrificing potency. 

The Pros & Cons of Shake Weed

As we said before, there are pros and cons to utilizing shake. Now that we’ve outlined what it is and its various uses, below, we’ll delve deeper into the positives and negatives. 

The Pros:

It’s Cheaper

The most obvious reason to buy shake is because of its discounted price. 

Due to shake being perceived as less potent leftovers when compared to other batches of bud that are fully intact, you can easily snag a batch for a low price. 

While you may not exactly know what type of quality cannabis you’re getting, it’ll be much cheaper than buying different strains.

It Can be Used for Edibles 

One of the saving graces about shake weed and at-home edibles is that they are basically designed for one another. 

Edibles can accommodate the smaller loose texture of shake since much of the actual plant matter will be strained out of the mixture anyways. 

That means shake is an effective and resourceful way to make cannabutter and weed oils without having to dip into stache.

It’s Great for Group Seshes

Needless to say, if you’re going to be supplying cannabis at a large gathering, shake weed is a great way to make a bunch of joints or even blunts without having to take from your primo stache. 

Better yet, you could even mix the two together for a blend of volume and assured high quality. The chances are, people won’t even notice the difference.

The Cons:

shake weed cons

The Quality can Vary Significantly 

As we’ve mentioned earlier, dispensaries use shake in their pre-rolled joints or sell them in large jars for a discounted price. That said, a particular batch of shake isn’t confined to a single strain, but rather it may be a collection of shake from a bunch of different strains. 

In other words, it’s literally and figuratively a mixed bag. 

This fact can either be a good thing or a bad thing. It just depends on what you’re expecting how your luck plays out. 

Not only that, but the overall quality of shake is not that high. Typically, it consists of the dried out, non-potent, and poor-tasting leftovers of various strains. 

It’s Unpredictable 

Piggybacking off of this previous point, since many shake jars will likely comprise multiple different strains, there’s no telling the specific effects. 

So, if you’re sensitive to a particular strain or it causes you to experience adverse side effects, it’s a gamble or whether or not this will happen to you. 

Similarly, if you’re particularly sensitive to THC, it could contain combinations of strains with extremely low or relatively high concentrations, and you won’t know until it’s potentially too late. 

You Get What you Pay For

Ultimately, if you’re looking for a budget-friendly way to get high, shake weed is a safe bet. However, if you can afford to purchase higher quality flower, we would recommend that instead. 

Like with most other things, if you pay low prices for an item, it will be reflected in the overall quality and experience that you’re going to have. Lower cost points mean lower quality, and lower quality typically means less potency. 

Additionally, as we stated above, these low fees also come with a heightened level of risk in not knowing exactly what you’re getting.

Shake Weed – A Penny-Pinching Pot Option

While shake weed is often viewed as the low-quality leftovers from an otherwise high-quality batch of bud, that doesn’t necessarily always hold true. 

In fact, certain batches of shake may actually maintain a similar quality to the original bud it came from. Better yet, cannabis shake can be geared towards creating cannabutter or infused edibles without much of a sacrifice in quality.

That said, our Sugar Jack’s products are created with the best quality ingredients to ensure accurate and reliable quality assurance while providing our customers with the best and safest possible experience. 

Ultimately, whether you decide to buy shake or not will depend on your own risk tolerance and what you are looking for in your weed. If you don’t mind rolling the dice, or just want some cheap weed, go for some shake. 

Happy toking!

Martha Stewart Debuts New Pet-Friendly Line of CBD Edibles

Just when you thought she had cornered the market on all things DIY, home decor and more, American retail entrepreneur, best-selling author and television personality Martha Stewart has shown she has more up her sleeve. 

The mogul is now extending her ever-evolving empire even further by entering the wonderful world of weed for pets! 

That’s right. There is more than meets the eye when it comes to the world’s favourite homemaker. But should we expect anything less from the woman who bridged the gap between homemaker and homie of the infamous veteran rapper Snoop Dogg

So, what motivated Stewart to embark on this new business venture, and what, precisely, does it entail? 

Stick with us, and we’ll let you know exactly that! 

Martha Stewart & Marijuana 

It’s no secret that Martha Stewart is a passionate, albeit unexpected, advocate of the legalization movement and the healing properties of marijuana. After all, she is half of one of the most iconic yet unforeseen celebrity best friendships.

Ms. Stewart and Snoop Dogg at Comedy Central’s 2015 “Roast of Justin Bieber.” Kevin Winter/Getty Images

While Stewart and veteran rapper and entrepreneur, Snoop Dogg, come across as an unlikely pair, the two seem just to click. They even collaborated on their own hit late-night Emmy-nominated VH1cooking show, Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Party Challenge

In her role as headlining guest in the 37th Food & Wine Classic in Aspen in 2019, when asked what her favourite thing to share with Snoop was, Stewart responded, “Well, um, maybe-maybe a little smoke…And not barbecue smoke! He actually does a good job at sharing his smoke with me, and I don’t even smoke!” 

The day after this appearance, she was on a plane from Colorado to Canada, where she served as the keynote speaker at the second annual World Cannabis Congress (WCC) in Saint John, New Brunswick, where she was invited to discuss cannabis, more specifically, CBD. 

Needless to say, it’s no wonder she has received the coveted title of “America’s Cool Weed Grandma,” and we’re here for it! 

Martha the Animal Lover

Martha Stewart cbd edibles for dogs
Martha Stewart with her four dogs. Photo courtesy Martha Stewart

While her support of weed is well-known, it is also no big secret that Stewart is an avid animal lover. 

According to her website, the multi-talented media personality currently has four dogs, three cats, multiple horses, more than 200 chickens, peacocks, canaries, and dozens of geese. 

That’s a lot of clean-up, and it doesn’t end there!

According to an article written by Stewart herself, she has had at least 20 cats, 25 dogs, 10 chinchillas, 2 ponies, 3 donkeys, sheep and goats, turkeys, guinea fowl, quail and homing pigeons over the past 40 years!  

Dedicating that much time and effort to provide a safe, healthy home for such a diverse menagerie of animals is the driving force behind Stewart’s crusade towards animal welfare and improving the quality of life not just for her pets but others as well. 

Where Two Worlds Collide 

With this context in mind, it shouldn’t come as that much of a surprise that Martha Stewart is now spearheading a project that combines her affection for cannabis with a dedicated campaign for animal advocacy. 

According to her website, Stewart’s most recent passion is her new “scientifically-backed” line of CBD edibles, which she created in partnership with famed Canadian cannabis company Canopy Growth

However, Stewart wondered, “why stop there?” and ultimately aimed to create a pet-friendly line of CBD products, too.

“Martha’s decades-long experience with pet ownership has taught her exactly what pets need to live long, healthy, and happy lives,” the article posted on her website explains. 

This fact motivated Stewart to join forces with the Director of Veterinary and Educational Services at Canopy Animal Health, Dr. Bob Menardi, to create CBD products backed by scientific research and evidence to be proven effective for pets. 

“Dogs, too, like to be soothed and calmed and made to feel better,” Stewart explains. “Some dogs are anxious. Some dogs ache from arthritic conditions or aching joints or previous wounds. Some dogs’ anxiety extends to getting along with other dogs. And all dogs just want to feel good.” 

Her focus with this line seems to be primarily on dogs to support their mental and physical well-being. According to a press release from Canopy Growth, the line is “scientifically-backed CBD wellness solutions for canines developed by Martha Stewart with her own beloved dogs in mind.”

Unfortunately, it looks like cats and other non-canine animals may have to sit back and wait for an extension of this line to reap the healing benefits of CBD.

The Martha Stewart CBD for Pet Soft-Baked Chews. Courtesy of Canopy Health Animal Growth

Examples of products featured in this new line include Pet Soft-Baked Chews to promote calmness in a chicken and cranberry flavour, mobility in chicken and blueberry, and wellness in chicken, blueberry, and anise. 

Stewart’s line of pet-friendly CBD products also includes chicken-flavoured “Wellness Drops,” the article explains, which contain 600mg of CBD per bottle and retail for $39.99 US. 

The chews are available for smaller dogs (sized 5 to 35 pounds) and large dogs (sized 36 to 110 pounds) and range in price from $19.99 to $24.99 US. 

CBD for Pets – The Benefits 

While this particular line of CBD products seems to hone in on dogs, specifically, there is evidence to support that it can be beneficial for other animals as well, including our favourite furry felines. 

According to various research studies, CBD can help treat epilepsy and osteoarthritis and cancer in cats. Other sources also indicate that CBD oil can help improve cats’ sleeping patterns, alleviate pain, anxiety and work as an appetite stimulant

Ultimately, we all want what’s best for our pets because we love them and want them to be happy and healthy, and celebrity endorsements, such as this latest endeavour from Martha Stewart, only serve to benefit this natural alternative. 

If you choose to pursue this line of treatment for your animal, be sure that the products you’re purchasing from a reliable and respectable dispensary that supplies pet products.

Humans have reaped the benefits of the healing properties of CBD for years, but the evidence only goes to show that it can also work to increase the quality of life for our pets, as well!

Cannabis Coffee – Start Your Day the Weed Way

What if we told you that cannabis coffee is an excellent wake and bake method that will have you ready to conquer the day? 

There are many ways that people take their coffee, black, with cream and sugar, or even some almond or hemp milk. We see you lactose intolerant friends! 

If you’re looking for a new way to infuse and spruce up your coffee, why not go with a tried and true classic, weed?

Yes, you read that right. There’s a thing such as cannabis coffee, and it might be right up your alley if you want a kick start in the morning to get those productive, creative juices flowing. 

It can also help with early morning headaches and other aches and pains.

So, what is cannabis coffee? Is it safe? Is it hard to make? We’ll answer all this and more if you keep on reading! 

What is Cannabis Coffee?

what is cannabis coffee

Some people know it as the ‘hippie speedball,’ while others simply call it ‘cannabis coffee.’ 

Cannabis coffee is a mixture of two of the earth’s greatest gifts to the human adult – the elixir of the gods, coffee, and our favourite potent plant, cannabis, in one harmonious, beautiful beverage. 

Cannabis coffee is considered a weed edible since you don’t need to smoke or vape it for the cannabis to affect the body. This also means it will likely take longer to be absorbed into the body and experience the effects. If you want to learn more about how long edibles take to kick, check out our guide.

What Happens if you Combine Coffee with Cannabis? 

Coffee is a stimulant. It blocks the chemicals in the brain that promote sleepiness and allows messages to be sent around the body even faster. That’s why you feel more alert in the morning or during the day after having a cup of coffee. 

Cannabis, on the other hand, can be a stimulant and a relaxant depending on whether the strain is sativa or indica dominant. Some are uplifting and can make you more productive (sativa), while others give you a couch-locked feeling and are more sedative (indica).

While the classification of indica and sativa is becoming less relevant with the introduction of hybrid strains, and these characteristics can be found in both plant variations, research indicates that indicas possess more relaxing, body sedating effects while sativas are energizing and cerebral. 

Ultimately, this means that you have to pair the coffee with a strain that will enhance the effects of coffee rather than counteracting them. In this case, a sativa or hybrid strain is the type of cannabis that you should use. In some cases, a high CBD or indica strain will be more suitable for caffeine-induced anxiety and can help to take the edge off.

When coffee is paired with an appropriate strain of cannabis, it could be just what you were looking for to start your day off right.

The Benefits of Cannabis Coffee

cannabis coffee benefits

If regular coffee’s good enough for you, why bother with cannabis coffee? Is there any hidden benefit that’ll make you brew yourself a cup?

There are certain reasons you should consider it, including: 

If you’re a regular user of cannabis, especially cannabidiol oil (CBD oil), you know how the taste of smoke in your mouth might clash with your breakfast and even your cup of coffee. Mixing them is super convenient, especially if you don’t like the taste of your CBD oil.

Coffee might wake you up and get you going first thing, but it will eventually wear off after about 5 hours and cause you to crash mid-day. When your body crashes hard, you may need another cup after lunch, or else you could feel even more tired or groggier than before. 

Cannabis continues to act on your endocannabinoid system, extending your awareness and decreasing feelings of drowsiness to get you through the day for at least 7 hours.

Cannabis coffee is also great for its healing properties. It not only gets you going, but it keeps you going throughout the day like extended-release acetaminophen. If you deal with headaches when you wake up, it could be your replacement to aspirin or the solution you need to deal with your bad back.

Are There any Risks Involved? 

It would only be fair for us to inform you of the risks involved in consuming cannabis coffee instead of regular coffee after touting all these great benefits. 

While there is no inherent risk of severe injury or death associated with consuming cannabis coffee, there are things that users should be aware of. So, rather than calling them ‘risks,’ we’ll call these factors ‘drawbacks.’ 

The first drawback to drinking cannabis coffee is that it can make you too high. Do you remember your first bad trip when you bit off more than you could chew with that edible? Being too high, also known as green out, is no fun, and it’s easy to get the dosing messed up when making cannabis coffee for the first or even second time.

This unfortunate scenario is significantly worse for those who suffer from anxiety, where this could become a concoction from hell.

Another drawback worth mentioning is the pairing of appropriate strains with the coffee. Some might make you feel overstimulated or antsy, making it harder for you to focus at work or when completing errands and tasks on your to-do list. 

Other strains may dampen the coffee’s ability to stimulate, and, well, what’s the point of that? This means that you’ll have to either get the advice of a budtender or go through a period of trial and error to find the right mix of coffee and cannabis.

How to Make Cannabis Coffee – Beginner Friendly

how to make cannabis coffee

Making cannabis coffee at home can be a fun experiment if there are no coffee shops in your area that offer it, or even if you’re just looking for an easy DIY weed edible recipe! All you need is to make cannabis coffee is:

  • Coffee
  • A few drops of CBD oil or hash oil
  • A mug

Here’s the easiest and fastest method there is. Perfect for beginners!

  1. Brew your coffee as normal
  2. Pour the coffee into your mug then add a few drops of CBD oil or hash oil. Adjust accordingly depending on your usual dose.
  3. Stir your infused coffee, and enjoy!

You can also add your own flare by infusing coffee with weed honey, cane sugar or cinnamon sticks. Let your imagination roam free.

If you have dried bud, you will still be able to make your own cannabis coffee. You’ll just have a couple more steps involved. 

Here’s another way to make a delicious cup of cannabis coffee:

  • 3 cups of water
  • Your favourite coffee
  • 0.5g of an appropriate strain – Ground, adjust the amount according to your tolerance level
  • Butter or coconut oil
  • Strainer or cheesecloth
  • Blender (optional)
  1. To start your brew, bring the 3 cups of water to a boil, along with the butter or coconut oil.
  2. Next, add the ground cannabis, and leave for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Using a strainer or cheesecloth, strain your mixture, then let it cool.
  4. Optional – Add the mixture to the blender to allow it to better combine.
  5. Use the water from the pot to brew your coffee as you usually would.

Cannabis Coffee – Stir in Something Special 

If you decide to make your cannabis coffee at home, always remember that this is still an edible which means it can take some time to kick in. This means that you probably shouldn’t have another cup right away because it doesn’t seem to be “working”.

But, hey, it’s a rookie mistake we all make at least once. 

If you’re looking to experiment with a particularly potent piping hot cup of cannabis coffee, just make sure you do it on a Saturday morning when you don’t have anything else to do! 

Whether you want to give cannabis coffee a try or are more partial to a plain, good old-fashioned cup of regular joe, there’s no better partner in crime to go with it than a delicious cookie. 

Whether you prefer sugar, spice, and something extra nice or the classic chocolate chip treat, we’ve got something for you!

Sugar Jack’s 50 mg THC Ginger Molasses and Chocolate Chip Cookies offer the perfect complement to your morning routine or afternoon pick me up by adding just the perfect level of sweetness. 

Try them for yourself and let us know what you think!

5 Reasons Weed Gummies are the Most Popular Weed Edible

Weed edibles have taken over the world by storm, but weed gummies remain the top choice for both recreational and medicinal users. 

What once began as infused, homemade brownies and cookies baked in weed enthusiasts’ kitchens have since grown into an international, multimillion-dollar industry. 

These days, cannabis consumers worldwide can get instant access to marijuana edibles such as THC-infused drinks, weed cookies, and even THC syrups, whether they choose to purchase them pre-made or have their own little DIY project at home!

The future looks bright for weed edibles, but despite all the industry’s innovation, there’s one product format that holds fast as a staple within the cannabis community – weed gummies. 

Weed gummies remain the number one choice of tokers and patients across all experience and tolerance levels for various reasons. 

But just what is the secret behind these chewy, bite-sized morsels of weed goodness? We’re about to tell you! 

Why Weed Gummies are the Most Popular

We were all kids once. Do you ever pass by a candy store and feel your heart get struck by sudden pangs of nostalgic bliss? All those moments spent enjoying a pack of fruity chewy treats during lunchtime, or the times we’ve craved them after dinner? 

Gummies pack a severe nostalgia factor, but the simple truth is – they’re just great! 

Gummies are fun to eat, and their chewy bounciness is part of why we enjoy them so much. There’s no science behind that – it’s just fact! 

But beyond the nostalgia they invoke and their inherently delicious nature, there are a few other reasons why weed gummies are every toker’s top pick.

They’re a Healthier Alternative

We’ve touched briefly on the other kinds of edibles available in the cannabis market today. You have drinks, syrups, brownies, and cookies as the most popular options, with hard candies and lollipops coming in last. 

Weed gummies, as you likely know, occupy a category entirely their own.

On top of tasting great and being fun to eat, weed gummies also don’t have as much sugar, butter, or fat as the other types of edibles we’ve mentioned so far. 

Hard candies don’t either, but when was the last time you reached for a lollipop instead of a gummy?

Not to brag or anything, but we think the gummies we’ve made are pretty great. Sugar Jack’s gummies have all the low-calorie, low-sugar benefits from being a weed gummy, and they’re also naturally sweetened with manuka honey and raw cane sugar

Conventional gummies, infused or otherwise, tend to use processed sugars to give them their sweet charm. We’re all about that au naturel life, so we prefer using natural sweeteners over processed ones!

They Keep Well

Sorry to be ragging on baked edibles so much, but we’re going to be returning to them again in this next little section.

Baked edibles, there’s no doubt that they’re delicious. However, like with any baked good, they can also spoil easily over time. 

When left unrefrigerated, mould can develop quickly, and if you leave it overnight in your car in the hot summer heat? Your plans for getting high are going to go up in smoke, but not in a fun way!

Weed Gummies Won’t Melt (As Easily)

Sorry folks, weed gummies are great, but they aren’t impervious to heat. That said, a package of weed gummies will last longer than, say, a package of space cakes or weed cookies. 

This fact also makes weed gummies the ideal choice for on-the-go medication. Putting a weed gummy into your shirt or pant pocket is infinitely easier than a whole cookie or brownie! You also won’t have to worry about rushing to refrigerate them while you travel. 

However, weed gummies might still melt if exposed to extreme temperatures for long periods of time. However, the worst thing that can happen is that they’ll melt together to form one amorphous blob of medicated goodness instead of becoming completely ruined like baked edibles! 

You Can Dose Them More Effectively

Unlike chocolates, brownies, and cookies, dosing with weed gummies is simple and easy. 

Baked edibles, while delicious, come in one-serving sized portions. It’s either a full cookie, a full brownie, or an entire piece of chocolate. 

Even with the THC amounts listed on the packaging, precisely splitting up a 100mg THC in half is more complicated than it sounds. 

Weed gummies are dosed by the piece, so you’ll never have to worry about biting off more than you can chew – literally.

Each package of our gummies contains 10 gummies at 20mg of THC each. Totalling 200mg of THC per package, you can divide and medicate as needed with ease! 

Everyone Can Enjoy Gummies

Gummies have massive crowd appeal. Not only are they popular as recreational weed edibles, but weed gummies are also prevalent in medications (multivitamins), candies and mints. 

In addition to being delicious, they’re easy (and fun) to eat. 

Caramels can cling to your teeth, hard candy can hurt your tongue, and brownies can be cloyingly sweet. Actually, baked goods in general, run the risk of tasting incredibly pungent. 

On the other hand, weed gummies are infused with flavourless and odourless THC distillate, baked goods tend to be made with weed butter and oil. While potent, these two ingredients really make themselves known! 

The pungent taste could be off-putting for beginners entering into the cannabis world. Some veteran consumers of edibles might also have issues with the strong taste that other edibles have.

With weed gummies, there’s something for everyone! 

Weed Gummies – A Universal Weed Sweet Treat 

The world of weed edibles is diverse and continues to grow each day. 

The beauty of this fact is that no matter your tolerance, experience level or personal preference, you’ll undoubtedly find something to suit your particular weed needs. 

If you’re new to the game and unsure of where to start, weed gummies are a fantastic, easy to use product to reap the many benefits of our favourite herb.

They’re potent, practical, portable and easy to dose to ensure that you know precisely what to expect.

After all, there’s a reason why they’re the most popular type of weed edibles available today!

Weed Slang – Your Go-To Guide for Herb Words

There are countless words and phrases to describe our favourite bodacious bud when it comes to the wonderful world of weed. 

Whether it’s the plant itself, various products, paraphernalia or different consumption methods, each step of the process has its particular phrasing and terminology surrounding it. 

That said, with such a broad vocabulary already in existence and seemingly more terms being added to it every day, it can be tough to stay hip, current and up to date with the latest lingo.

Don’t sweat it. We’ve got you covered. 

We’ve developed a helpful guide to get you up to speed with the most common slang for weed. 

Slang for the Weed Plant 

Weed 

This term is one of the most common slang words for cannabis that’s rooted – quite literally – in the belief that this specific plant grows ‘like a weed’ in any environment with the appropriate warmth and moisture conditions. 

Bud 

Beautiful, bountiful and breathtaking in the best possible way, the term bud is simply used to describe a specific portion of the cannabis plant. However, it has since evolved to represent the entirety of smokable plant matter. 

Nug

Cannabis enthusiasts use this phrase to refer to premium cannabis or the “nugs” of the plant. More specifically, nugs are the flowering buds at the very top of the cannabis stalk that typically contain the highest concentration of captivating cannabinoids

Dank 

Although the term dank weed brings to mind less favourable images, in the context of weed, dank refers to the skunky smell of and quality of premium cannabis. In other words, when you hear or see weed described as “dank,” it’s a good thing. 

Herb

Cannabis is a plant that supplies a broad spectrum of recreational and medicinal properties. It is a natural plant that provides soothing relief for multiple conditions and symptoms in terms of healing. So, many have adopted the term “herb” to describe the smokeable products associated with it. 

Reefer 

Not just used to refer to Reefer Madness, this terminology’s origins come from Mexican slang used to describe those under the influence. It evolved from the term “greefo” and was later abbreviated to reefer. 

Marijuana 

Broadening our scope from Mexico to every other Spanish-speaking country, marijuana is simply the Spanish name for cannabis. However, an increasing number of users request that the cannabis community steer away from this term as it is perceived as outdated with racist implications. 

Chronic 

Another term used to refer to premium weed, chronic, is typically used in the context of typical, ongoing symptoms, such as a chronic cough. 

Flower

marijuana flower

A relatively straightforward term to understand, flower refers to the cannabis plant in its cured form rather than in edibles, extracts or concentrates. It’s all-natural, baby! 

Ganja 

Rooted in the Hindi word for hemp plants, this term is just another word that refers to cannabis. 

Slang for Measuring Weed 

Gram 

Sorry to all our American friends, but when it comes to measuring weed, the metric system is king! Generally, a gram is the smallest amount of cannabis you can purchase. It is also sometimes known as a “dub” or “20-sack.” 

Sack 

In the context of doling out cannabis, a “sack” refers to the size or amount of money used to purchase a bag of weed. As mentioned above, a 20-sack is typically used to mean a gram, and the numbers will increase from there. 

Eighth 

Straight-up, an eighth is 3.5 grams of cannabis. In other words, it’s ⅛ of an ounce. It is widely known as the smallest increment of cannabis. 

Half-Eighth 

While we just said that an eighth is the smallest increment, there are some instances where you may get less. A half-eighth is 1.7 grams of wacky tobacky. The term originates from the size of the bag being half that of an eighth. 

Quarter 

We hope you remember your basic fractions from elementary school! A quarter sometimes referred to as a “quad,” is 7 grams. In other words, as you likely may have deduced, it’s a quarter of an ounce of that good green. 

Half

If a quarter is a quarter of an ounce is, you guessed it, half an ounce! With all this math, we may need to spark one up to reward ourselves!

Quap 

Also referred to as a QP, a quap is a quarter-pound of weed. The term comes from the phonetic sound that results from treating the letters of QP as a word. 

Elbow/Bow/L/Pack 

An elbow is a nice, well-rounded pound of bud. The term comes from the common abbreviation for pound (lb), with bow and L being even shorter versions to reflect this phrase. As for a pack, it is used to refer to a pound in the context of larger quantities. For example, a 10 pack, 20, pack, etc.

Slang for Weed Extracts and Concentrates 

Dabs 

Dabs is a term used to describe the concentrated variations of cannabis compounds extracted from the raw cannabis plant material. 

Solvents 

These chemical ingredients are utilized in multiple extraction methods to remove the cannabinoids from the raw cannabis plant. Common examples of these substances include butane, CO2, ethanol, propane and ice water. 

Solventless

Unlike cannabis extracts and concentrations created using the above solvents, solventless refers to products that only use heat, pressure, water and ice to extract cannabinoids from the cannabis plant. An example of these types of products would be rosin

Cured Concentrates

Cured concentrates refer to cannabis extracts created from plants that went through their complete growing cycle and were then cured and dried before undergoing the extraction process. Examples of these products include budder, shatter, and wax. 

Live Resin

Unlike cured concentrates, where the cannabis plant goes through its entire growing cycle, live resin is made by harvesting cannabis plants before their flowering stage is complete. From there, the plant material is frozen before it can finish the cycle. This process leads to the creation of concentrates with high terpene contents. Examples of these items would be THCA diamonds and terp sauce.

Distillates/Isolates 

If you’re looking for the purest form of cannabinoids, it would be distillates and isolates. These extracts are broken down to contain only a handful, or sometimes one specific, cannabinoid. They typically come in liquid or powder form.  Examples would be THC distillate or CBD isolate

Globs 

A glob refers to a dab that is 0.25g in size or larger. For context, a standard dab size is 0.01-0.1g at a time. 

Stable

This term refers to how stable a cannabis extract is to handle. In other words, how much can I touch it without it leaving residue behind on my hands? For example, many users sing the praises of shatter for how easy it is to handle, break and pack. 

Slang for Weed Accessories/Consumption Methods 

Joint 

We’re going back to basics with this one. A joint is a paper or hemp-wrapped item used to smoke cannabis, sometimes with a filter, but it’s not a necessity. They appear similar to a hand-rolled cigarette and contain at least ¼ gram of weed.

Blunt

weed slang blunt

Blunt is similar to a joint but more oversized and traditionally wrapped with tobacco instead of hemp or paper. Typically, blunts contain at least one gram of weed.

Spliff

If smoking straight cannabis flower is not your jam and you’re looking to spice things up, you may opt for a spliff. A spliff is a joint or blunt that incorporates tobacco as well as cannabis inside. They commonly come in the form of a hollowed-out cigarette. 

Bong 

Put simply. A bong is a water filtration cannabis pipe that is shaped like a tube. They are most popularly made of glass or plastic. These accessories are frequently used to consume larger hits of weed than a blunt or joint can supply with minimal smoke wasted.

Bowl 

Sometimes also referred to as a spoon, a bowl is a spoon-shaped hand weed pipe featuring a top-facing area where users place ground cannabis and a “carb” hold on one side that allows them to clear the smoke from inside a pipe. 

Vape

A vape or vaporizer is a handheld accessory that vaporizes the cannabinoids in your various weed products instead of burning them. Many users use THC vape pens and CBD vape pens as an alternative to more traditional smoking methods to enjoy the benefits of their weed without the irritants associated with smoking.

Chillum 

Also known as “one-hitters” or “bats,” chillums are small hand pipes that resemble the look and size of a cigarette. It’s usually kept in a Dugout, which is a hollow wooden case for packing weed. As the term “one-hitter” implies, a chillum can hold 1-2 hits of cannabis before it will need to be reloaded. 

Rig

A rig is a vaporizing device adapted for the use of cannabis concentrates. These accessories typically feature a device known as a nail instead of a bowl where users place their dabs instead of loading flower. 

Nail 

As outlined above, a nail is a substitute for a regular bowl where users place their cannabis concentrate to vaporize it. This portion of the rig is exposed to high temperatures, allowing the cannabis concentrate to heat up enough to the point when it releases vapour containing various cannabinoids. 

Torch 

This term is used to describe the heat source – namely a heat gun or blow torch – used to heat quartz, titanium or glass nails on a rig to the optimal temperature for vaporizing cannabis concentrates.       

Slang for Weed Culture 

Session/Sesh 

If you’re new to the world of weed and cannabis culture, you’re likely going to hear this term a lot. A session or sesh is used to refer to a group get together where weed is consumed for any given time limit. Typically, the consumption method will be used to describe it – i.e. a smoke sesh, vape sesh, dab sesh, etc. 

Hit

Taking a “hit” of weed means to inhale or consume it in some way. Taking a puff from a vape pen, a drag off a joint or toke from a bong are all classified as “hits.” 

Puff, Puff, Pass

puff, puff, pass

Another old-school classic. This term is one of the pillars of basic weed etiquette and a basic rule of a smoke circle. Puff, puff, pass means that participating users should take no more than two puffs or hit from a joint, pipe, or blunt before passing it to the next person. 

Wood/Dutch/Swisher 

All of these terms are colloquial terms for blunt wraps. Wood refers to Backwood, Dutch (or Dutchie) refers to Dutch Master, and Swishers are the standard cigarillos brand found at most gas stations.

Throw 5 on It

If you plan on going to a sesh or puff, puff passing with friends, it’s customary to share the cost of whatever is being consumed. Remember your manners! The phrase originates from blunts being rolled with a gram of weed, and that gram of weed costing $20. Thus, if four people were to split that cost, each person would throw $5 on it. 

Shatterday 

A trend that originated online, Shatterday is a play on words combining “shatter” and “Saturday.” In this sense, users use it to consume shatter on Saturday. 

Solventless Sunday 

Similar to Shatterday, this trend and hashtag also originated online. It’s used to describe the preference or choice to only consume cannabis oils options created without the use of solvents, such as solventless hash oil, regular flower, and solventless edibles. 

Safety Meeting

weed slang safety meeting

A favoured classic, a Safety Meeting is code for having a short smoke break. It is typically used among coworkers who want to spark up together without drawing attention to themselves by saying it outright. In most instances, it’s used to describe a scenario where there is an opportunity to get in a quick toke before the next task or responsibility. 

Heady 

Your “head stash” is a term used to describe your creme de la creme of weed items, be it your top-quality bud, concentrates, or whatever you have at your disposal. So, “heady” is used to describe pricey, nice, rare, or popular items. This one has multiple meanings depending on the context. Yet, it is often used sarcastically to convey the pricey collections of wealthier weed lovers. 

Wook 

A wook is someone so blitzed out of their mind after using drugs they don’t even know which way is up anymore. This person is the friend that everyone is a little sus about for being a little too far gone. In other words, a wook is an individual that is so intoxicated they require others’ help to ensure their own survival. 

Weed Slang – An Ever-Growing Catalogue 

Whichever terminology you choose to use, the dictionary of weed slang continues to grow as the cannabis community continues to expand. 

It’s a beautiful thing!

It may seem like a lot of information to take in all at once, but don’t get overwhelmed! Find the terms and phrases that work best or make the most sense to you and go from there. 

After some experience and a few puff, puff, pass sessions with other users, you’ll grow your vernacular naturally and will be speaking like a pro-toker in no-time!

Weed Honey – A Natural Weed Sweet Treat

Weed honey is the bee’s knees. It’s naturally sweet, healthier than regular sugar, and can be used to infuse your favourite drinks, desserts, and dishes. 

Winnie the Pooh was on the nose when it came to indulging in this beautiful, amber elixir! 

Honey has numerous beneficial qualities, which is why we opt to include manuka honey as a key ingredient in our gummies.

For thousands of years, honey has been consumed as both a medicine and a delicious treat. It naturally contains antioxidants and is often used as an alternative to sugar to control blood sugar spikes

In the cannabis community, chefs are turning more and more to weed-infused ingredients to help them cater to a growing 420 friendly audience. In fact, weed honey is already being used by some chefs as a glaze and for finishing sauces. 

That said, if you’re looking to indulge your creative side, weed honey is also a fun and simple DIY edible recipe for users looking to try their hands at infusing their own products at home.

If you can’t tell, we are simply buzzing with excitement about today’s topic – weed honey! This article will explain what weed honey is, its benefits and how you can make it at home!

Without further ado, here’s how to get your hands on the elevated nectar known as weed honey. 

What is Weed Honey?

As you can likely guess from the name, weed honey is honey that has been infused with cannabis. It is also sometimes referred to as ‘cannahoney.’ 

Whether you use it for medicinal or recreational purposes, weed honey is an incredibly versatile weed-infused edible with multiple applications that are friendly for your wallet and your waistline! 

Not only that, but did you know that bees and cannabis have a relationship in their own right? That’s right! Outside of weed honey, cannabis plants and bees have proven to be fast friends.

According to a 2018 study published in Crossing Borders: Entomology in a Changing World, bees began visiting hemp fields in the US state, Colorado. 

Although hemp does not produce nectar, the report explains that it does supply a bunch of pollen, which provides nutritional value for bees and promotes honeybee health. 

So, when many crops had completed their blooming, the report states that hemp became a valuable pollen source for foraging bees, speaking to its substantial overall potential for ecological value.

In fact, 23 species of bees living in the state were captured in traps set up in the fields in just one single month! 

Additionally, some research indicates that cannabis ashes mixed with honey may have potentially been used to treat labour pains, according to the Greek Geoponica, a collection of books outlining agricultural lore during the 10th century in Constantinople.

In another instance, researchers found that cannabis may have been burned in a bowl in the Ancient Middle East and administered to a girl to facilitate the birth process.

Who knew that cannabis and weed honey had such a rich history! 

What are the Benefits of Weed Honey?

Since it is lower in sugar, weed honey is an excellent alternative for tokers looking to infuse their edibles or beverages while still maintaining, or improving, their figure. 

This fact is because honey serves as a healthy substitute for sugar and can help decrease the number of unhealthy carbohydrates that enter your body, which can help with managing weight.

Honey in its own right also contains multiple healing properties, including antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and cardioprotective elements. 

Coupled with the healing benefits of medical marijuana, such as anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, and more, combining cannabis and honey to create weed honey could be a health-promoting, medicating powerhouse! 

On top of its potential health applications, weed honey also serves as a safer alternative to more traditional methods of consuming and ingesting cannabis, namely smoking. 

The evidence continues to pile up regarding the adverse side effects and consequences of smoking, including inhaling tar and carcinogens, increasing the users’ risk of developing lung cancer.

In this way, weed honey is a healthier, discreet way of reaping the benefits of cannabis. 

How to Make Weed Honey

Now that we’ve provided the necessary context surrounding what weed honey is and its benefits let’s get to the fun part – learning how to make it! 

Making weed honey is pretty simple, and it’s a lot easier than making other comparable edibles at home.

Here’s what you’ll need to make cannabis-infused honey:

  • Quality cannabis (your favourite strain of choice, at least half an ounce)
  • Baking sheet or pan
  • A saucepan or crockpot
  • Cheesecloth
  • Glass jar or mason jars
  • Quality honey (The amount you use is entirely up to you) 
  • Parchment Paper

Weed Honey Recipe

how to make weed honey

Before we get into the recipe, you’ll first need to decarboxylate our cannabis. 

While it may seem like a complicated term, all decarboxylation means is that you initially need to expose your weed to the necessary temperature to ‘activate’ the THC. 

Don’t worry. We’re not going to ask you to smoke a joint and save the ash – you can decarboxylate your weed in the oven!

For those wondering, the temperature should be 107°C or 225°F, and the buds should be left in there for 45 minutes.

Once your weed is decarboxylated and ready to go, we can move onto the actual recipe.

  1. Take your decarboxylated weed and tie it off in your cheesecloth before placing it in your glass jar. The more you add, the more potent and the more like weed it’ll taste! 
  2. Pour the honey into the jar until the cannabis filled cheesecloth is submerged. Replace the lid to seal the honey.
  3. Fill your pot or crockpot halfway. Place your jar of weed honey into the pot, and then continue filling the pot with water until it’s three-quarters of the way full. Turn on the heat until the water is at a rolling simmer, or just below boiling. 
  4. Be patient and wait! The weed honey will need to “cook” for 6-8 hours to infuse properly. Be sure to remove your weed honey from the water once every hour and open the lid to remove any built-up pressure. Also check that the water never comes to a boil, as this will ruin your weed honey.
  5. After 6-8 hours, remove your honey from the water and strain it through the cheesecloth. Don’t squeeze or press down on the contents too much, as this will release excess chlorophyll and make your weed honey taste bitter! 

What’s great about weed honey is that it can be used in so many ways. 

Since it has such a long shelf life, you don’t have to worry about using it all up in a few days or weeks like you would have to with other edibles. 

Below are some of our favourite ways to use weed honey!

How to Use Weed Honey

In Teas and Drinks

Enjoy some honey in your morning coffee or tea? Have nothing to do that day, or need something to help you through the day? A bit of honey can do wonders in calming the soul (and elevating the mind)! 

Just take a teaspoon or two of our DIY weed honey and add it to your morning tea. And voila, your delicious weed tea is done.

Depending on how much weed you’ve used in the first few steps, a little could go a long way!

Baked Goods and Desserts

baked edibles

Another benefit of weed honey is that it won’t taste as bitter or as pungent as weed oil

Ever eat a weed brownie or cookie and find the first few chews absolutely delicious, only to be greeted by the pungent taste of Mary Jane a little later on? It’s not desirable, and it defeats the whole purpose of edibles! 

With weed honey, the weed flavour is kept to a minimum. If you did a good job straining the honey before jarring it up, the bitter taste will be almost non-existent! 

Use weed honey to make a delicious space cake or infuse it into hemp milk to make a psychoactive beverage. 

Eat Honey as Is

Mary Poppins says that a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, well what about a spoonful of weed honey?

Weed honey is already a combination of 2 traditional medicines so having a little bit a day can actually help you be healthier! 

Weed Honey – Too Good to Bee-Lieve! 

Honey is abundant in antioxidants, is a natural energizer, and contains many antibacterial properties. 

Cannabis can help you relax, destress, and alleviate any anxiety or any other mental discomfort that you may feel.

Put the two together, and you’ve got a match made in heaven!

Weed honey also serves as a safer and healthier method of enjoying weed than smoking while being discreet enough to infuse into various types of edibles or beverages to enhance the overall experience without drawing attention to yourself. 

If you aren’t in the mood for a DIY infused edible project, that’s okay, too!

Sugar Jack’s offers a wide range of delicious, naturally-flavoured gummies and cookies that will have you buzzing with delight at how tasty these treats are without sacrificing potency. 

Enjoy!

Space Bucket – A Compact Cannabis Growing Kit

If this is your first time hearing the term ‘Space Bucket,’ you’re not alone. However, if you are interested in the concept of potentially growing weed at home, it is a crucial tool to familiarize yourself with. 

These new little growth chambers are en vogue right now and can be built by just about anyone who has the will and determination to do it.

With personal space at a premium during the pandemic, it comes as no surprise that weed lovers would be gravitating towards growing their own bud in tight spots. And we’re not just talking about tossing a plant in your closet and seeing how it grows. 

A Space Bucket is a controlled environment for the cannabis cultivator who isn’t looking to harvest pounds upon pounds of their favourite gorgeous green. 

Instead, the purpose of a Space Bucket is to grow small amounts of weed in an efficient but effective manner.

Are you thinking of trying out your green thumb in more ways than one? If you want to learn more about small-scale cannabis cultivation, keep on reading!

What is a Space Bucket?

what is a space bucket

As we outlined above, a Space Bucket is a small, contained environment that houses all of the essential properties of a grow room. They’re typically made from standard 5-gallon plastic buckets and include enough space for at least one cannabis plant to grow and prosper. 

On top of having enough room to fit a plant comfortably, a Space Bucket should also possess enough space for lighting, ventilation, and a power supply.

Thanks to its low cost, a Space Bucket is an excellent option for budget growers or users looking to experiment with growing weed one plant at a time. 

What’s more, Space Buckets do not take up valuable real estate, making them the ideal growing method for those living in condos, dorms, or shared spaces. In fact, you could probably even fit a Space Bucket in the corner of your closet or hidden away in the garage.

We see you sneaky stoners! There’s no shame in it.

How Does a Space Bucket Work?

Saying that the concept of the Space Bucket is cool doesn’t do it justice. A Space Bucket is equally as graceful as it is efficient. 

The truth is, cannabis is a plant that isn’t all that difficult to grow. However, startup costs and equipment can create a barrier to entry.

For reference, the average closet harvest of cannabis requires hundreds of watts of power to operate successfully. A Space Bucket is a lot more systematic and can actually reflect nearly all of the light from the light source to the plant, making it deadly efficient. 

In fact, some Space Buckets have been able to successfully grow weed with only 100 watts of LED lighting, with high efficiency in energy consumption and a minimal increase in the electricity bill.

How to Make a Space Bucket

Think about making a Space Bucket as being similar to building a PC or modifying a car. They come in all levels of sophistication and can be either highly advanced or rudimentary in their function. 

Some Space Buckets have been fine-tuned so well that people have set them up to use their smartphones to track the temperature and humidity within the Space Bucket. 

So, in order to make a Space Bucket, here are some of the things you’ll need:

Equipment

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  • 2-4 x 5 Gallon black plastic buckets (more buckets for a taller and more complex Space Bucket)
  • 1 x 5 Gallon plastic bucket lid
  • 1 x Roll of duct tape
  • 1 x Bottle of glue or other adhesive
  • 1 x Reflective mylar roll
  • 2 x 12 Volt 80mm computer fans (These work best due to them being flat)
  • 1 x 12 Volt power strip
  • 4 x Wire nuts
  • 10 x Small zip ties
  • 3 x Bolts
  • 3 x Nuts
  • 1 x 4-Socket light fixture
  • 4 x 23-Watt compact fluorescent bulbs or an LED grow light
  • 1 x Power drill
  • 1 x Sharpened serrated knife

Step 1: Coat the Interior and Drill Some Holes

To start, drill some holes in the bottom of one bucket to provide a means of drainage. 

Using your glue or adhesive, begin coating the interior layer of one of your buckets with your reflective mylar. 

Once the interior has been coated in mylar and the drainage holes have been drilled, drill an additional 4 holes on the side and use them to attach your power strip using your zip-ties.

Step 2: Installing the Fans

Using your knife, begin cutting 2 slots for your fans in the wall of the same bucket. 

If you choose to opt for a different set of fans than the 80mm computer fans, you will have to measure the fans’ dimensions and create the slots accordingly. 

Once your fan slots have been created, drill a small hole near it so you can secure the fans to the bucket with some zip ties. Now, use some wire nuts to connect your fans to the power supply. 

When installing the fans, you’ll want to use one fan as an intake and the other as an exhaust.

Step 3: Adding Height to Your Space Bucket

Now, you’re going to want to create some spacers to give your Space Bucket additional height. 

If you’re using 3 buckets, grab 1 of your additional buckets. If you’re using 4, grab 2. The more buckets you use, the taller your weed plant will be able to grow.

You’ll need to cut the bottoms of the buckets off (not including the one with the fans) and place them overtop the original one with the fans. If done correctly, no light should be able to enter or exit the Space Bucket. 

You can use the bottoms of the additional buckets to catch the drainage from the Space Bucket.

Step 4: Placing the Light Fixture

how to make space bucket

With your last bucket, cut the bottom off once again in the same way you did the others. 

Now, place it on top of the other buckets and add the bucket lid on top. Using your knife, cut a slot for your light source and then place it there. 

To keep the light fixture in place, use your duct tape to keep it attached to the lid so that the bulbs are able to face the plant.

Step 5: Grow Some Weed

With all that said and done, your Space Bucket should be ready for use. 

As for the techniques behind growing the actual weed, that’s a whole other story.

Options Outside of a Space Bucket

If you’re excited at the prospect of potentially growing your own pot, a Space Bucket is an excellent way to start. It’s cost-effective without blowing all your money on something you may not want to pursue.

Alternatively, if you want to cut out the middle-man and get straight to the good green, there are numerous ways to do that. 

You can buy cannabis flower, concentrates, various types of edibles and more either via a traditional dispensary or online retailers where you can buy weed online and have it delivered straight to your door. 

Sometimes you aren’t looking to take on a DIY project, and that’s totally okay! With the above methods, all you need to do is spark up and enjoy.

Space Bucket – A Practical Pot-Growing Apparatus

For the handy marijuana growers who love to do their own DIY projects, a Space Bucket is a fantastic opportunity to grow some dank weed at a minimal cost of money and space. 

In other words, growing your own bud in a Space Bucket could be a fun and creative way to experiment and source your own cannabis without investing too much time and money into it. 

Granted, you will have to build the Space Bucket on your own, but you can also customize it to whichever level of sophistication suits your fancy. 

What’s more, making a Space Bucket could be an interesting little project to have while we are currently under lockdown.

If growing your own weed doesn’t sound all that appealing, that’s fine too! There are numerous avenues, either at dispensaries or places where you can buy weed online to enjoy your favourite icky sticky and cut out the creation process. 

Enjoy!