Quick & Easy Cannabis Chocolate Recipe

Have you ever tried cannabis chocolate?

Infusing edibles with cannabis is a long-standing tradition. The earliest mentions of cannabis-infused foods go as far back as 2000 B.C! People have used cannabis in food for a long time, be it for recreational or medical purposes, but it’s only recently that the practice has been legalized. 

Back then, mixing cannabis with food and drink was largely reserved for tradition and ritual. These days, it’s coming back in full swing, not in the least because of multiple health benefits and critical popularity that has become associated with the use of cannabis. 

The main problem many have found with using marijuana is the taste. If you’ve ever tasted pure cannabis oil, then you know it has a strong, pungent taste that’s hard to reconcile with. Over time, cannabis enthusiasts came up with a way to improve upon it by reviving the almost-forgotten tradition of infusing edibles with cannabinoids.

And what better product to infuse with cannabis than chocolate!

What is Cannabis Chocolate?

While the term cannabis chocolate sounds pretty self-explanatory at first glance, it’s a tad bit complicated in reality.

Mainly because when people hear cannabis chocolate, they either think of “weed got mixed into the chocolate” or, if they know a bit more about edible infusion, think THC (and associated side-effects – i.e. getting high).

In reality, while edibles are often infused with THC when aiming for purely recreational effects, chocolate edibles can also be infused with CBD and have next to no trace of THC. Unlike THC, CBD doesn’t have the ability to make people euphoric. In other words, you won’t get high when consuming CBD chocolate. 

That being said, chocolate can be infused not only with THC but also with cannabinoids such as CBD, cannabis oils and tasteless THC distillates.

Additionally, cannabis chocolate is also available in a variety of forms. The most popular, of course, is the chocolate bar! This classic confectionary is a time-tested classic that we’ve taken many creative liberties on in the Sugar Jack’s lab. 

However, for those erring on the extra cozy side, cannabis chocolate can also take the form of a hot mug of weed hot chocolate, an impressive hot chocolate bomb or other chocolate-infused cannabis drinks

What are the Benefits of Using Cannabis Chocolates?

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People start using cannabis-based products for various reasons. For example, cannabis chocolate is a good mood stabilizer. It’s chocolate, after all! When has anybody failed to perk up after a few decadent squares?

Additionally, cannabis chocolate is also a tasty way to alleviate depression and anxiety, helps with insomnia and chronic pain, and recent research has shown its potential with certain chronic diseases like multiple sclerosis and diabetes.

But why cannabis chocolate specifically? Why do people choose it over other CBD and THC-based products?

1. Great Taste

The biggest draw of cannabis chocolate is its taste. Many people already love chocolate and consume it with pleasure before adding cannabis into the mix.

And when choosing between the oily hemp taste of pure CBD/THC and sweet chocolate, it’s not unsurprising that people choose the latter. Chocolate taste usually completely covers up the pungent taste of weed, letting consumers obtain all the benefits without any of the strong taste!

2. Dosage Management

To gain maximum benefits from cannabis use, you need the correct dosage. With pure THC and CBD oils, this is simple. You just need to know how many drops to use how many times a day.

But with most other edibles, it can be hard to control the dosage.

However, it is simple with cannabis chocolate! Usually, the package provides accurate information about the amount of CBD or THC in each portion, which lets you know just how much and how many times a day you need to eat for the most optimal results.

For example, our chocolate bars can be easily proportioned into squares for easy dosing and consumption! Each chocolate bar contains 500mg of THC with each square containing 33.3mg per piece. 

It’s the best way to dose for both accuracy, taste and potency! 

3. Portable and Simple

And all you’ll need to do is just put it in your bag and have it on the go whenever.

If you’ve ever had to take medication (especially liquid medication) on public transport or in the street then you know how uncomfortable it can get.

But with chocolate, it is easy! You can just pop it in whenever you want and go on. Not to mention the added benefit of not having anyone judge you over it. 

Cannabis chocolate looks like every other chocolate – no one will look at you funny, and you won’t have to go through any awkward conversations explaining that no, you’re not actually getting high right now but consuming CBD.

How to Make Cannabis Chocolate

Now is the fun part!

Cannabis chocolate is pretty easy to make if you wish to try your hand at it. All you’ll need are either dark or milk chocolate chips (or baking chocolate), some CBD/THC tincture, and a mould.

Melt around 10oz of chocolate in a large bowl over a water bath (double boiler), mixing every once in a while. 

When the chocolate starts getting runny, add your tincture (calculate the amount based on your required dosage), and mix very well while continuing heating the chocolate until it’s fully melted and can be poured into a mould.

Transfer into the mould, let it cool at room temperature and stick it into a fridge until it hardens and can be taken out of the mould without falling apart. Voila! Your cannabis-infused chocolate delight is ready to be enjoyed!

Or, if you want to avoid the DIY process altogether and want to enjoy cannabis chocolate as fast as possible, you can pick some of Sugar Jack THC Chocolate Bars at our partner online dispensary vendor! 

Cannabis Chocolate – A Sweet Way to Medicate

Cannabis-infused edibles are becoming more and more popular these days due to potential health benefits and ease of use.

However, as cannabis oil is known to have a very unpleasant, heavy earth-like taste, people usually prefer to avoid using it by itself and turn to infused edibles to rip the benefits and avoid disadvantages.

Cannabis chocolate is among them, potentially being the most popular cannabis-infused food these days. 

They’re popular for multiple reasons, not in the least due to their convenience in use and consistently dependable good taste. 

In addition, cannabis chocolate is easy to transport, easy to consume, and usually makes it easy for the consumer to control the dosage, which is another benefit, especially when one is on the go.

If you are looking to give cannabis chocolate a try, don’t wait for it anymore! 

We, at Sugar Jacks, created for you an ultimate set of cannabis-infused chocolates to try. We offer five chocolate bar flavours such as white chocolate & praline, milk chocolate, mint dark chocolate, raspberries and cream and finally, Japanese matcha ice cream. 

Each chocolate bar contains 15 pieces of Belgium’s finest chocolate infused with 33 mg of our filtered, house-made THC tincture. Isn’t it delicious? Be sure to check us on our vendor’s website and let us know if you have more questions about cannabis chocolate!

How to Make Homemade Cannabis Cookies

Who doesn’t love cookies? There are few things in this world as wonderful as the smell of freshly baked cookies. What makes them even more special? Add cannabis.

Today, we are going to combine cookies with another one of our favourite aromas – cannabis. 

Discover how to make delicious infused cannabis edibles, and let’s explore together the importance of decarboxylation and picking the right strain.

Without further ado, let’s get started!

Things to Know Before Cooking Cannabis Cookies

Before we get started on the actual baking, there are some important topics to discuss. First, we have to all get on the same page about picking your bud, determining how much to use, and what to do about decarboxylation. 

What is Decarboxylation?

Cannabis flower (dried flower, bud, marijuana) is filled with cannabinoids capable of beautiful things. That said, the majority of the cannabinoids inside your bud are in their inactive form. 

And by inactive, we mean that cannabinoids are not yet capable of acting on our endocannabinoid system. At least not in the way required to produce a cannabis high.

To help you understand, let’s focus on the primary cannabinoid behind the cannabis high, THC. Inside dried flower, what you find are Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) compounds. 

After THCA is decarboxylated, it becomes THC and can potently target our cannabinoid receptors. It’s kind of like how you need to pop your popcorn before you can enjoy it.

What about CBD?

The story is similar for CBD, except without the high. Inside cannabis plant material, we find cannabidiolic acid (CBDA). 

After undergoing decarboxylation, these compounds convert to the more familiar CBD. While CBD does not make us feel high like THC, it affects our central nervous system when decarboxylated.

Practically speaking, you normally don’t need to worry much about decarbing when smoking, vaping, or dabbing. In all of these situations, the heat provided converts the acidic compounds into their active counterparts. 

That being said, if you want to make edibles, you will need to focus on decarboxylation. If you were to eat dried flower, the THCA compounds inside would not get you high. Only after the dried flower has been properly heated, the converted THC is ready to be enjoyed.

To decarb your cannabis, you can lay your bud on a baking sheet and place them in the oven. Here’s a good guide to decarboxylation to make sure you decarb your bud perfectly.

Picking the Perfect Strain

cannabis cookies recipe

Now that we understand why we will be decarbing our bud let’s take a step back. 

What cannabis strain should you use for making infused cookies? 

Picking the right strain is an important step. The quality of your starting material will impact the quality of the final edible product. Furthermore, the cannabinoids and terpenes inside your strain will be what end up in the edibles.

For advanced cannabis cooks, the precise terpene content and how it pairs with food is a big concern. It is incredible how infused foods can be paired, especially regarding the entire meal plan. 

You should also pay attention to the THC and CBD content of your starting cannabis strain. Keep your tolerance in mind, as well as those with whom you may share the cannabis edibles.

Finally, go with your gut when it comes to picking sativa, indica, or hybrid strains.

Generally, there is no best option. It is all about what you prefer. If you are a sativa person, go with a sativa strain. 

On the other hand, go with indica strains if you prefer the deep relaxation that follows. However, the type of strain you choose to use will largely have no effect on the end result as you’re ingesting the THC instead of smoking it. 

How Much Weed to Use

There are a lot of variables at play here. It depends on what you plan to do with your edibles and how long you want to store them. 

For example, when making cannabutter for your cannabis cookies, it is better to decarb and infuse a good amount at once and then use the cannabutter for several recipes. You can also freeze the infused butter until you are ready to use it.

If you’re seeking a dairy-free alternative, find an infused coconut oil recipe online. Cannabis-infused coconut oil goes perfectly with cookies, including peanut butter and sugar cookies. 

For more information, check out our article on how to make edibles such as cannabutter and cannaoil.

What You Need to Make Cannabis Cookies

how to make cannabis cookies

While nothing on this list is complicated, it’s what you’ll need. Thankfully you probably already have all of these things in your kitchen. Here is what supplies you’ll need to make this delicious recipe:

  • Bowls, small and large
  • Whisk
  • Cookie or baking sheet (baking tray)
  • Electric mixer (optional)
  • Oven
  • Parchment paper (optional)

Alright, got all of that? Now, let’s turn to the pot cookies themselves. Here is what you’ll need to make these incredible cannabis chocolate chip cookies:

  • 3 cups of flour (gluten-free alternatives can go here)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-2 cups of chocolate chips
  • 1 cup cannabutter (or infused coconut oil for dairy-free)
  • 1 cup white or granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. hot water
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

There you have it! Now gather up all of your supplies and get ready to bake some awesome cannabis chocolate chip cookies.

How to Make Cannabis Chocolate Chip Cookies

Alright, now to the fun part. It’s time to make some cannabis chocolate chip cookies.

  • Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F or 175 degrees C.
  • Cream the cannabutter and sugars in one mixing bowl. Beat in the eggs, and then stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Dissolve the baking soda in hot water and add to the mixture in your bowl.
  • Grab your larger bowl, sift the flour and salt into it. Now, stir in the butter mixture from the first bowl. Add the chocolate chips.
  • Prepare the baking sheet with parchment paper. Taking large spoonfuls, scoop the cookie dough onto the paper. You’ll want 24 cookies evenly spaced apart (if you want to use a second cookie tray, then go for it).
  • Place in the oven for 10 minutes or until browned as you like it.
  • Let your weed cookies cool, and then enjoy moderately!

Try Sugar Jack’s Cookies

If you don’t want to make cookies or just don’t feel like making any treats today, save yourself some trouble and purchase our cookies instead. 

Our white chocolate macadamia nut cookies are packed with rich macadamia nuts and the perfect amount of white chocolate  – it’s the ideal balance of sweet and salty.

Each cookie is infused with premium THC distillate and offers a measurable and accurate dose of THC to ensure you medicate efficiently.

Looking to try even more cannabis goods? Check us out on our vendor’s website and give a try to our delicious cannabis-infused edibles.

Enjoy!

Cannabis Cookies – Sweet and Delicious

That wasn’t so hard, was it? Now you know how to make some wonderful cannabis chocolate chip cookies. 

Remember to pick the right strain, calculate the THC dosage, and decarb your bud before the actual baking process. And make sure to properly label and store these cannabis cookies to avoid accidental consumption, especially by children.

We hope you enjoy all the delicious weed cookies you can now make!

What are THC Drops? Can You Get High From Them?

If you find smoking or vaporizing cannabis unpleasant or harsh on the throat, liquid THC drops are one of the strongest and easiest options to get high and happy.

They’re commonly referred to as tinctures or oils and are essentially highly concentrated cannabis extracts. 

If you enjoy the effects of a high dosage of THC, the potency you’ll find from THC drops will deliver that kind of high. What’s more, they can even be a great addition to compliment a smoke session.

So, should you start taking THC drops? Do they deserve your attention? You can find the answers to all these questions and more right down below!

What are THC Drops?

thc drops bottle

THC drops are highly concentrated cannabis extracts that come in a liquid form. These carefully crafted products can have potency levels reaching upwards of 90 percent THC and are great for those looking to get a potent kick. 

Their simple dosing makes it easy to find a perfect amount to use, whether you require a strong dose or something on the lighter side.

Most cannabis tinctures are made in state-of-the-art laboratories by professionals. Still, they can also be made at home.

To make THC drops, crafters will use a pure alcohol base or oil for the extraction. First, cannabis flower is decarboxylated, or in other words, heated to activate the cannabinoids in the plant material and later soaked in high-grade alcohol of your choice.

After a few weeks, the cannabinoids will be extracted into the alcohol, and the plant material can be filtered out using a simple device such as a coffee filter.

Benefits of THC Drops

There are quite a few benefits to using THC drops over other cannabis products. Let’s cover some of them below.

Potency

This cannabis product is typically a high-potency item excellent for cannabis users with high tolerances or those who use the plant for medical purposes.

That being said, due to the typically highly concentrated levels of cannabinoids found in drops, it is paramount that you use this product carefully.

Discrete

THC drops are very easy to carry around in a small vial or bottle if you’re looking for something to take on the go.

They can easily be ingested by simply dropping them in your mouth or adding a few drops of THC into your drink.

Finally, they don’t carry much of a scent compared to smoking or vaping, making them a great product to help you stay under the radar.

Non-Smoking Option

Some people who use cannabis don’t like smoking and vaporizing or have conditions like asthma that make it impossible to medicate with cannabis. 

But, just like edibles, tinctures are a great way to get your dose of CBD or THC without needing to put any damage on your lungs or throat.

How to Use THC Drops

how to take thc drops

The key to using THC drops is to figure out your dosage before using them. Knowing how concentrated each drop is will help you figure out how much you want to take each time. 

It’s the same process as figuring out how many mg/ml of THC or CBD there is in the product. 

To find out the number of milligrams of CBD or THC in the entire container, you will divide that by the number of millilitres there are in total, giving the exact amount in each millilitre.

After figuring out how much you need to take, you will simply drop that amount under your tongue. No need to use any state of the art technology like you would with vaporizing or even smoking. Just place it under your tongue and wait for effects to kick into your system.

THC drops can also be taken by adding them to your drink of choice if you want a different way of using them than simply swallowing.

Do THC Drops Get You High?

Yes, THC drops will get you high. 

THC is the most common cannabinoid associated with cannabis, and when activated and consumed, it creates the psychoactive effects most people want out of cannabis. 

That being said, some people want the medical benefits of cannabis without the high, which would lead to searching out a product high in CBD instead of THC. 

In addition, you can find tinctures with mixtures of CBD and THC to create a balanced effect between the two cannabinoids.

THC Drops Alternatives

If you’re searching for an alternative to THC drops, there are plenty of options available. Let’s review some of them below.

Candies

One of the best alternatives to THC drops is taking an edible. Candies and other edibles can be made into highly potent products and allow consumers to use cannabis without smoking or vaporizing. 

Like tinctures, these products are also discrete to take in public, so if you are someone who wants to carry around edibles without getting caught, candies are a safe bet.

For instance, our Sugar Jack’s gummies look like your regular sweet candies. Made with flavourless THC distillate and delicious flavours, our gummies don’t produce a strong smell and can be enjoyed in public.

Vaping

If you want a quick onset time and still want to skip out on smoking, vaporizing is another alternative you can choose. Vaporizers are easy to carry on the go, and they are considerably less harsh on the throat than smoking. 

Whether you choose vaping dry herb or concentrates, you’ll also have complete control of the amount of CBD and THC in the product you are consuming as long as you pick the right strain and vaping item.

Smoking

While a less favourable alternative to THC drops, smoking is always a quick and easy option if you want to get high. 

It’s long been the most common way of consuming cannabis and likely always will be. 

That said, the discretion and negative aspects of smoking are significant when looking at alternatives to tinctures. Still, it is going to deliver the high you would be looking for from cannabis.

Final Thoughts

If you’re looking for something to take on the go, THC drops could be an option worth considering.

They are excellent for cannabis users with high tolerances and those who use the plant for medical purposes, easy to carry around and a great way to get your dose of CBD or THC without needing to put any damage on your lungs or throat.

That being said, if THC drops are not to your liking, Sugar Jack’s gummies can be a safe bet as well. Like tinctures, they are safe to take in public and can be carried around and used on the go.

Enjoy!

Edibles Dosing – 6 Tips & Tricks

Yes, we know. Edibles dosing is tricky. But can you resist delicious, mouth-watering marijuana brownies? Absolutely no! 

Edibles are cannabis-infused products that are almost everyone’s favourite. 

Edible forms of cannabis include various food products like gummies, lollipops, cookies, jellies, capsules and many more. They produce long-lasting effects, so their users become more fond of them. However, using cannabis-infused edibles can be tricky, and you may end up overdosing.  

But we have got your back!

In our guide, we will discuss the accurate dosing of edibles and how it differs from other consumption methods.

Let’s get started!

How Edibles Work in the Body

The active ingredient in cannabis that gets you high is THC. How your body metabolizes THC determines its psychoactive effects, meaning the onset of action and how long its effects last.

Edibles, for instance, are broken in the digestive system with the help of enzymes. First, they enter the liver for metabolism. Then, from the liver, they enter the bloodstream. Finally, THC travels in the blood and binds to its specific receptors to produce mind-elevating effects. 

This whole process of edibles digestion and cannabis supplying its effects takes about 30 minutes or more. For more information, check our guide, ‘How long for edibles to kick in?’

Edibles Versus Smoking Cannabis

Smoking cannabis is different from consuming edibles. When you smoke, cannabinoids such as THC and CBD pass from the lungs directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive tract. 

Due to this process, the onset of action of THC occurs within a few minutes. 

That being said, experts believe that smoking cannabis may increase the risks of developing lung diseases, so marijuana edibles are a good alternative to smoking.

Why do Edibles Produce a Different High?

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Enter 11-Hydroxy-THC.

In the liver, the THC is metabolized into a different compound called 11-Hydroxy-THC. This byproduct can be ten times more psychoactive than smoking cannabis and often result in an intensified high.

Generally speaking, smoking half-gram cannabis is the equivalent of eating 10 mg of THC edible. According to research, 11-OH-Delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol, a metabolite of tetrahydrocannabinol, produces a psychological high within 3 to 5 minutes with marked physiological effects like tachycardia.

Another reason is that the effects produced depend on the individual’s overall physiology and metabolism. For example, a person who hasn’t eaten anything for a few hours will experience comparatively stronger effects from eating cannabis than a smoker who inhales a few puffs of cannabis after a meal.

6 Tips to Nail Your Edibles Dosage

Determining the accurate dose is paramount for a good experience. 

Keep in mind that everyone responds differently to cannabis. It is because the physiology and sensitivity of the endocannabinoid system vary among the users. 

Now, let’s review some valuable tips which you can apply to make your cannabis experience more enjoyable.

Start with Small Doses – Less is More

For newcomers, it is imperative to take your cannabis products slowly. Be patient and wait for your edibles to kick in. 

Start with a low dose, and if you do not feel high, you can later ingest more edibles and increase the dose. 

The optimal amount of an edible is no more than 10mg of THC. You don’t need to take the whole brownie. Instead, take jellies or mints with milligrams mentioned on them.

Follow the Label Guidelines

Edibles from a licensed dispensary contain the dosage information and instructions for use. It is suggested to read the label carefully before consuming the product. 

Reading the label will help you to assess the appropriate dose that works for you. 

Deal Dry Mouth with Hydration

edible dosing tips

Cannabis produces a condition known as cottonmouth. In other words, regular users often feel thirsty without being dehydrated. 

Try to stay hydrated and well-nourished when consuming cannabis. It will also help to tone down any worse effects arising from cannabis consumption.

Taking Edibles on Empty Stomach

New users should avoid taking edibles on an empty stomach. It is because the psychoactive effects of THC are more pronounced, resulting in an uncomfortable high. 

Some individuals also report gastrointestinal disturbances while taking edibles on an empty stomach. 

That being said, small doses with meals are advised for a good experience with edibles.

Sublingual Consumption

If oral consumption is not possible due to any digestive abnormality, placing the product under the tongue can be an option.  The high vasculature under the tongue will help to absorb the product more quickly.

Find a Perfect Environment

Try to find a quiet and calm place to observe the effects. You can also ask your friend to look after you and discuss with them what to do if a bad trip happens.

All in all, try to remain calm and enjoy the experience. And remember, bad trips happen, which is why paying attention to dosage is important.

What to Do if You Eat Too Many Cannabis Edibles

Overdosing is the issue that occurs with regular users, not just the first-timers.  

If you have consumed too many edibles, you are likely to experience the effects of the high dose. Panic attacks, extreme paranoia and headaches are some of the symptoms of too much THC in the blood.

There isn’t any quick solution to reverse the effects. However, a few tips can help you to cope with the situation.

·  Take carbohydrates that are rich in sugar. They may help to hamper the side effects

·  Take a hot bath

·  Stay calm and try to sleep

·  Distract yourself by watching your favourite TV programs

·  Drink plenty of water

·  Try peppercorn balls

·  Lemonade counteracts the dehydrating effects

·  Remember that the effects are temporary and may disappear after a few hours

·  If none of the above works, consulting a doctor or pharmacist is suggested

Final Thoughts on Edibles Dosing

We hope that our guide gave you a better understanding of edibles dosing and what effects edibles produce.

Edibles have long been popular among cannabis users. They can provide long-lasting effects and are the best choice for people who do not like to smoke cannabis.

Next time you are trying edibles, observe how your body responds to edibles and feel the effects. Be patient and let your body adapt to it. Edibles are likely to give you desirable results if you are responsible for dosing.

And if you are looking for some delicious edibles to try, check out Sugar Jack’s massive selection of edibles on our vendor’s website. Made with Manuka honey and cane sugar, our edibles are great for those having a sweet tooth and looking to get a potent THC kick.

Enjoy!

Benefits and Negatives of Smoking Weed Everyday

“Smoke weed everyday” has become a familiar phrase ever since Snoop Dogg released his popular song. But is it actually safe to smoke weed every day?

It’s true that weed is mostly consumed for fun and “high,” but it has medicinal uses as well. Doctors prescribe medical cannabis to manage chronic pain, stress, depression and many other ailments, and many patients rely on cannabis every day to help them manage their conditions.

In this article, we are going to analyze whether you should smoke weed every day and whether it benefits or harms you. Let’s begin!

Should You Smoke Weed Everyday?

For some people, every day is a weed day. That being said, we cannot judge or label regular weed users since it depends on the purpose. For instance, a cancer patient may consume marijuana every day to manage chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. 

Smoking weed daily has both positive and negative impacts that many people are not aware of. However, before getting into the details, we must first understand what marijuana is and what its impacts are.

Weed consists of dry cannabis buds and leaves. It contains chemical compounds called cannabinoids that produce the desirable (or undesirable) effect in the body. 

The most popular cannabinoid is tetrahydrocannabinol, THC, which produces the high we are all familiar with. The other popular cannabinoid you might be aware of is cannabidiol (CBD) that has medicinal uses.

Cannabis is considered a safe substance; however, there are things about using it every day.

Smoking weed regularly has both short and long-term consequences on your brain and body. It relaxes, reinvigorates, re-energizes you, improves appetite and sleep quality, and manages PTSD, anxiety, and depression. 

On the other hand, its excessive use may lead to anxiety, irregular heartbeat, and paranoia.

Now, let’s discuss what happens if you smoke weed every day.

Should You Smoke Weed Everyday? The Benefits

smoke weed everyday benefits

Smoking weed every day has its benefits. It can help certain medical conditions, relax after a busy day and induce creativity when you need it.

That being said, here’re the primary advantages associated with daily cannabis consumption.

Smoking Marijuana Revitalizes Your Body & Helps Weight Loss

Marijuana induces a sense of vitality by sparking wellbeing and creativity. You may feel like dancing, playing music loudly, or cracking jokes. 

It enhances your mood and overall aura. You get out of bed in the morning, leaving your anxiety and depression behind.

What’s more, cannabis also helps you lose some pounds. A study found that cannabis increases metabolic activity that leads to weight loss. 

Cannabis Use Improves Cognition

If you use marijuana or smoke weed everyday, it can help improve your cognition and decline age-related memory loss. 

According to research, long-term marijuana use protects the brain by keeping it physically and functionally intact.

Using weed could also improve the quality of life and lower disease complications in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s patients.

Cannabis Could Lower Hypertension

Persistently elevated blood pressure is called hypertension.

Simply put, hypertension is bad for your health and wellbeing. It is said to be a silent killer as it slowly and gradually takes away your life. So, you should never overlook it.

Smoking weed every day can help keep your blood pressure under control, particularly if you are 60 and above. Researchers theorize that cannabis acts as an analgesic that directly affects blood pressure.

Negatives of Smoking Weed Everyday

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Cannabis’s numerous advantages are undeniable. However, there are also some weaknesses associated with using cannabis every day.

It can alter how your neurons function and even induce uncontrollable vomiting. It can also lead to cannabis use disorder which can later morph into addiction if the user does not stop using marijuana.

The worst of all negative impacts is the addiction that people develop with smoking weed. The transient positive response it produces persuades its users to smoke more and more. 

Is Weed Addictive? Who Gets Hooked & Why?

With daily use, the cannabis receptor sensitivity decreases. Ultimately, receptors do not produce the initial effects, meaning you do not get high.

The result is a strong cannabis tolerance that pushes you to take a higher amount of THC to experience the same effect.

In addition, users may be at risk for developing the following:

Chronic Vomiting

Hyperemesis is the condition where the patient vomits severely and more frequently. Vomiting can last for months with daily consumption of cannabis, and the patient may be eventually hospitalized.

Weed disrupts the normal digestive function of the body, which results in vomiting. It is called cannabis hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) in medical terminology. 

In cases like this, cannabis discontinuation for at least six months is recommended to treat CHS.

Impaired Memory & Poor Brain Development

Next, cannabis consumption can hinder the proper development of the brain. It does so by changing the brain structure in teenagers who smoke every day, dropping their I.Q significantly. 

It can affect your judgment, decision-making, and problem-solving capabilities. 

Studies have also revealed marijuana can result in short-term memory loss.

Sexual Health Issues

Smoking marijuana every day is bad for your reproductive health. It often affects fertility in both men and women and triggers sexual health issues. 

According to a study, increased marijuana consumption can reduce reproductive hormones such as testosterone in males.

Whereas in pregnant women, cannabis use can cause low birth weight.

Should You Smoke Weed Everyday? 

Every individual responds differently to marijuana, so it is not guaranteed they will experience the same positive or negative effect. 

You should be aware of the risk-benefit ratio associated with marijuana use before deciding to smoke it every day. 

The best way to attain its positive effects is to take a break from smoking rather than smoking on a daily basis. It will help you to maintain good health and will be more beneficial financially too.

Look after yourself and stay healthy!

Where to Find THC Oil & How its Different from CBD Oil

THC is dominating the market. Once confined to niche markets and circles, THC and THC oil products are quickly becoming the choice for many looking to both relax and medicate. 

Found in a variety of cannabis products including edibles, tinctures and topicals, THC oil is present almost everywhere. Its versatile nature and strong potency have made it an important ingredient within the cannabis community.

Due to THC oil’s huge popularity, it’s essential to understand the differences between the different kinds of THC oil products to discover the one that works best for you. 

Here’s what THC oil is, its benefits, and how it stacks up against CBD oil! 

What is THC Oil?

The term THC or cannabis oil may seem a tad vague, and we can see why. It is used in several different contexts to describe various cannabis products. 

In short, cannabis oil is an extract made by extracting certain compounds found inside marijuana and imbuing it within an oil.

Some of the confusion rests on specifying whether we are talking about cannabis oil used as an ingredient or cannabis oils (concentrates) made for consumers.  

This distinction will be more evident as we explore butane hash oil (BHO), vape carts, and infused topicals. These products differ from the standard cannabis oil that is used orally. 

Butane Hash Oil (BHO)

Butane hash oil (BHO) is a thick substance that ranges from bright yellow to dark brown. 

The term describes a cannabis extract made using butane as the solvent. BHO is primarily used as an intermediary on the way to other cannabis concentrates. 

For example, cannabis concentrates like shatter, budder, and wax are all examples of butane hash oil extracts

Vaporizer Distillate Cartridges

Vape carts are convenient sources of THC meant for vaping. You can attach them to a battery and inhale the odourless vapour produced. 

Inside the cartridge, you’ll find THC oil. This type of cannabis oil is generally made by combining THC distillate and terpenes. The combination of ingredients is designed to make a potent cannabis oil capable of being vaporized easily.

THC distillate is often referred to as a THC oil product due to its runny texture and consistency. However, distillate is far more potent than the THC oil used to infuse edibles. 

THC Topicals

The final category of products, infused topicals, are made using cannabis oil. 

Generally speaking, topicals may be infused using BHO or THC distillate. Check the product ingredients to determine what type of THC oil has been used to create your topical.

THC Oil vs. CBD Oil

Now that we understand the different types of cannabis oil products, there is another critical distinction. That is the difference between THC and CBD oil. 

Cannabis users may find either version in the various product forms discussed above. But, the similarities end there. CBD and THC are both cannabinoids made by the cannabis plant, but they impact human bodies in significantly different ways.

Generally speaking, THC oil is made using cannabis plants. CBD oil, on the other hand, is often derived from hemp plants. These hemp plants must contain less than 0.3% THC by law. 

Whether you go with THC – CBD oil depends on what benefits you are seeking and your needs.

Here’re some of the benefits of specific cannabinoids to know about.

Benefits of THC oil

THC is psychoactive. In other words, it produces a high. This high does impair basic cognitive and motor functions. 

Consumers take advantage of these effects of THC recreationally and medically. On the recreational side, relaxation, sensory enhancement, and euphoria are common aims.

On the medical side, there are numerous diseases, conditions, and symptoms managed by cannabis oil. While there are too many to discuss here today, we’ll see a few. 

Rigorous research has found high-quality evidence supporting THC to manage spasticity, chronic pain, neuropathic pain. Persistent pain is a massive burden on society and a terrible stressor in our daily lives. Many patients take advantage of the delayed and consistent release provided by THC oil.

CBD Oil Benefits

CBD is non-impairing and does not produce a high. Consumers often describe it as a mild stimulant, more akin to coffee or nicotine. 

Some of the common reasons consumers use CBD oil (or hemp oil) include sleep promotion and alleviation of anxiety. 

Furthermore, CBD has shown some very promising preclinical evidence around inflammation. CBD oil is commonly used to provide sustained relief from inflammation-related symptoms like stiffness and discomfort.

How Long Does THC Oil Stay in Your System?

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Oral formulations of THC take longer to produce effects, but these effects generally last longer. 

With smoking or vaping, THC compounds enter directly into the bloodstream via the lungs. This immediate effect starts and stops with the act of smoking/vaping. 

While smoking or vaping can produce effects in minutes, THC oil must first move through the digestive system. The result is the same: these THC compounds travel through your digestive tract and make their way to your bloodstream.

In the liver, the THC is metabolized into a different compound called 11-Hydroxy-THC. This compound is similar to THC but is able to penetrate the blood-brain barrier more quickly, leading to more potent, long-lasting effects. 

The effects sharply peak at around 45-minutes to an hour. They then quickly fade over the next few hours. In other words, going from smoking to high to sober can take 3-4 hours (possibly more, depending on your tolerance).

On the other hand, with THC oil, it takes longer for the compounds to be absorbed. Furthermore, absorption continues over a period of time. 

In other words, the effects take longer to start, and they gradually increase over a longer period than smoking. It may take an hour for you to feel the first effects. 

These effects can last for several hours, perfect for a more balanced and sustained effect. Overall, going from cannabis oil to high to sober can last 8+ hours (up to 24-48 hours in some cases).

Keep this in mind when dosing your THC oil. Do not take a second dose after waiting for 10-minutes. You may end up making the mistake many people make with infused edibles – overdoing it and experiencing a green out

Consuming too much THC oil can result in excessive effects that take much longer to subside than after smoking/vaping cannabis. 

Novice consumers of cannabis oil who consume too much may find themselves feeling side effects in the longer-range described above (24 hours or more).

THC Drug Testing

So far, the conversation has focused on the high produced by- and perceived effects of consuming THC. We must clarify that asking ‘how long does THC oil stay in your system” requires a vastly different answer regarding drug testing.

When testing the blood, evidence suggests cannabis oil is detectable for at least 2-7 days. Of course, the length depends on the heaviness and duration of usage. These researchers only tested for seven days, so, unfortunately, the timeframe could be longer.

With testing urine, tests may detect prolonged use of THC oil for 1-2 months. Testing of saliva may detect prior THC usage anywhere from 2-days to one month. Hair testing is likely able to detect THC for many months.

Keep in mind that these are only rough estimates. Individuals who face THC drug testing for critical aspects of their life should exercise extreme caution with attempting to game the system. 

In the meantime, thankfully, THC is becoming accepted in society and tested-for far less often.

THC Oil and You

As we’ve learned today, THC oil is a term used to describe many different cannabis products. From BHO and vape cartridges to topicals and edibles, THC oil seems to be present almost everywhere!

However, it would be more appropriate to say that THC oil is a category of products instead of one by itself. For example, BHO, vape cartridges and THC topicals can all be referred to as THC oil items, but they are all very different products with different uses and benefits. 

With that being said, we encourage you to give them a try and let us know which one you enjoy the most!

Are Cannabis Drinks the Next Infused Edibles Hit?

Cannabis drinks are some of the most convenient ways to dose cannabis. They’re affordable, tasty, and you know exactly how much THC you’re taking! Not only that, but cannabis drinks also tend to have a shorter onset of effects compared to other forms of edibles

In spite of their benefits, many people are still hesitant to try them out or are just plain ignorant of their existence. 

So, do cannabis drinks deserve all their hoopla? Should you start drinking your weed instead of eating? You can find the answers to all these questions and more right down below! 

What are Cannabis Drinks? 

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A cannabis drink is a beverage infused with THC or CBD found from cannabis plants, hemp plants, or both. Depending on the cannabinoid used to create the infusion, the drink may have varying effects. 

For instance, something infused with hemp will be more likely to help you relax, given the high concentration of cannabidiol (CBD). On the other hand, plant material with lots of THC will probably give you the “high” marijuana is known for. 

Because of these differences, cannabis-infused beverages have had many ceremonial and medicinal purposes for millennia. 

For example, consider the drink “bhang.” Communities in India have consumed bhang for thousands of years, especially during the religious spring festival, Holi. They make the drink by drying, grinding, and soaking most cannabis plant material 

The best bhang comes from female cannabis plants since these are known for having higher cannabinoid levels, particularly tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). (Cannabinoids are the chemical compounds in the plant.) 

Apart from its ceremonial uses, bhang is also a fundamental component of Ayurvedic medicine. Practitioners use it to heal various sicknesses and symptoms like nausea, vomiting, and pain. 

Today, cannabis-infused drinks vary much more widely and have made their way over to Western cultures. 

Admittedly, the market growth has been a bit slow in Canada. After all, the country only legalized cannabis-infused drinks in December 2019

In any case, people view cannabis drinks much more casually nowadays. Cannabis beverages are rarely treated with the same social significance in many places, and you can buy them easily at an online weed store or make them at home yourself! 

Plus, drinks with THC and CBD are excellent for symptomatic relief. Studies show that a 1:1  THC: CBD ratio helps soothe pain in patients with multiple sclerosis and protects nerve cells! 

What do Drinks Infused with Cannabis Taste Like? 

What your cannabis drink tastes like depends on its ingredients. Unlike traditional bhang, cannabis beverages today typically contain more elements than the plant material alone. For instance, you buy infused teas and sodas.

In some places, you might even be able to find tequila or vodka infuse cocktails – some companies even make cannabis-infused wine! IIn this case, your drink would taste like either of these spirits with just a hint of the earthy, grassy, oddly sweet flavour you’ve come to expect from cannabis. Just be careful to not get crossfaded

On the other hand, some cannabis products are heavily flavoured.

An infused sparkling water or tea might be naturally or artificially flavoured with fruits, sugar, or artificial flavouring. So, your drink might only taste fruity or another flavour the producer intended. Some companies have mastered the art of masking the cannabis flavour entirely. 

All this is to say that having cannabis in your drink does not necessarily dictate its taste. There are countless recipes for making beverages that can either hide or enhance the herb’s presence. 

Here are a few of our favourites for you to try and learn more about! 

How Strong are Cannabis Drinks? 

Like the taste, the strength of the cannabis beverage depends on how much THC has been infused. Since THC is fat-soluble, there needs to be at least one kind of “fat” inside the drink for it to properly bind. This fat can take the form of various food oils such as rapeseed that are infused with THC before being added to the drink. 

Companies that sell ready-to-drink cannabis beverages will have varying cannabinoid concentrations, ranging from 0.05-2 mg of  THC or 10-20 mg of CBD a can. Be sure to look at the label to ensure you’re not buying something too strong for you. 

Most dispensaries will offer drinks with a maximum THC content of 5mg to 10mg. However, you can find stronger weed drinks as well, with some offering 1000mg of THC per bottle! 

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Obviously, this isn’t something you’d want to drink in one sitting, but you always have the choice of downing something a bit more potent if you’re looking for an extra kick! 

How do Cannabis Drinks Work? 

One of the biggest differences between cannabis edibles (which includes drinks) and herbal cannabis is how they behave in the body. 

When you ingest delta-9-THC (aka, THC), it goes through a process known as the “first-pass effect” in the liver. This mechanism breaks down THC, reducing the amount of the compound the body can use by the time it spreads through your system. 

This effect is mostly associated with the liver since that’s what scientists call a “major site of drug metabolism.” However, it can also happen in the lungs, blood vessels, intestines, and other tissues that can break the chemical down, or “metabolize” it. 

After delta-9-THC is metabolized, it becomes 11-Hydroxy-THC or 11-OH-THC. 11-OH-THC is a metabolite of THC created by the human liver it metabolizes cannabis. After its conversion, the metabolite travels to the brain. There, it can more easily penetrate the blood-brain barrier to work its effects.

In other words, it hits harder and way more easily. One of the main differences between 11-OH-THC and regular THC is that the former is magnitudes stronger than the latter.

This can be bad for drinks with THC. 

The effects can take a while to set in, so people might mistakenly drink too much, wondering why they’re not feeling anything. Eventually, it ends up in an overwhelming high – otherwise known as a green out.

On the other hand, some might appreciate the first-pass effect for medical reasons or when using CBD. 

Either way, exercise caution when consuming cannabis-infused drinks, especially if you’ve never eaten (or drank!) infused edibles. The heightened effects can interact with medications and may cause unexpected issues if you’re not careful! 

Medicating Made Easy

Cannabis drinks are an underappreciated segment of the cannabis market and for no good reason other than the fact that most people don’t know they exist! With that being said, cannabis drinks present an easy, accessible and quick way to medicate with cannabis. 

If regular edibles aren’t working for you, consider giving weed drinks a try! We personally think our edibles are better but hey, it’s a free country! 

Happy trails!

What is CBD Isolate and Why is it the Future of CBD?

While many people tend to focus on the psychoactive compound in cannabis, THC, the popularity of CBD only continues to increase. In the last few years, more consumers than ever have started to discover the benefits of CBD isolate.

Unlike THC, CBD does not get you high. That doesn’t mean, however, that there are many other benefits of taking the compound. In fact, not getting high is a good thing for many people to achieve the doses needed to achieve symptomatic relief. Many people have found significant relief of pain, anxiety, and sleep problems by using CBD.

For those seeking the benefits of CBD, there is no purer or more concentrated product offering than CBD isolate. Discover why CBD isolate may be perfect for you here today.

What is CBD Isolate?

what is cbd isolate

Put simply, CBD isolate is the purest form of CBD on the market. Most often sold in powder or crystalline forms, these isolates are 99% CBD or more. CBD isolate is most commonly produced via extraction techniques used on hemp plants.

These hemp plants produce a solid CBD content while creating no more than 0.3% THC. The extraction process used to develop isolates focuses solely on these CBD compounds. With further refining, all other trace compounds are removed, leaving pure CBD.

Depending on the precise extraction and refinement techniques, what is left often comes in large crystals or a fine white powder. Neither of these products has any flavour or taste, which means no terpenes, as well.

This may not sound all that exciting, but the purity of these CBD isolates helps consumers focus on a single medical objective. This allows us to assess the effects more specifically and adjust the dosage as needed.

What are the Benefits of CBD Isolate?

Without a doubt, the purity of CBD isolate is one of its highlights. The reassurance of purity is crucial for those avoiding THC due to drug testing protocols. You can be highly certain that you won’t fail any test after using isolates.

Along the same lines, consumers never have to worry about impairment getting in the way of their daily lives. You can get your CBD and safely perform all the tasks you need to do to have a successful day. Plus, you’ll have no urges to sit on the couch and binge TV while snacking.

No product can deliver as much CBD as effectively as isolates. Without the concern of THC or impairment, consumers are free to increase the dosage until they achieve the desired results. Some medical problems require larger doses than others, and these situations demand CBD isolates.

As far as dosing goes, the math is easy with isolate powder. You don’t have to worry about other cannabinoids. You can get the exact CBD dose you desire, which is a big advantage over other CBD products.

The only disadvantage of this purity relates to the entourage effect. According to this hypothesis, the combination of cannabinoids and terpenes produces more significant results together. 

This synergism leads to results more significant than the sum of its parts. Proponents of this theory would tell you that much larger doses of CBD isolate would need to be used due to the lack of other compounds acting together.

How is it Made?

how is CBD isolate made

CBD isolate is most commonly made using extraction methods like supercritical carbon dioxide (CO2) and ethanol-based extractions. Both of these extraction methods are not only used for CBD isolates, but are also used to make many THC and cannabis products.

These extraction methods are essential for removing unwanted terpenes, cannabinoids, fats, and other plant compounds. By going through additional processing and refining steps, we are left with a THC-free product that’s virtually 99.99% CBD! 

CBD Isolate vs Other CBD Products

cbd isolate capsules

Although isolate consists of almost nothing else but pure CBD, is it really better than other CBD products? Would a full-spectrum CBD tincture be better instead? Is using CBD isolate better than all of these other CBD products? What about CBD edibles?

The answer to this question boils down mainly to individual preferences. 

CBD oil products come in a variety of forms. Some contain traces of other terpenes cannabinoids such as THC – these are called broad-spectrum and full-spectrum products. As we mentioned above, when CBD is combined with THC and other cannabis compounds, an effect known as the entourage effect occurs. 

The entourage effect is said to produce a stronger, more holistic effect than just consuming CBD or THC alone.  In this sense, isolate may not be the best product for users looking for this effect.

Additionally, not everyone will enjoy the powdery, crystalline texture of isolate. For many, CBD edibles make medication fun and tasty, and help remind users to take their daily dose. 

infused cbd edibles

If you’re looking for an easy, versatile way to consume CBD, then isolate is by far your best option. However, if you prefer more conventional dosing patterns or if you’re looking for a full-spectrum effect, you should probably reach for some tasty Sugar Jack’s CBD edibles, instead! 

How to Use CBD Isolate?

On a practical level, consuming CBD isolates is as easy as it gets. You can consume it sublingually by putting the powder underneath your tongue or by infusing it into your favourite foods and drinks! 

Additionally, CBD isolate can be smoked or drabbed as is. All you have to do is sprinkle some on top of your joint, bowl or pipe for an infused CBD kick! 

With that said, here are three ways you can consume CBD isolate with ease.

Sublingual

Just like with CBD oil, you can take CBD isolate sublingually. Place the substance under your tongue and wait at least 60 seconds (up to 15 minutes if you’d like). This placement leads to rapid absorption directly into the bloodstream. The rest of the CBD is then swallowed and moves through the digestive system for further absorption.

Topical

Topical CBD products are often made using CBD isolate, and you can infuse your own products with isolate by simply mixing some in! 

These creams, lotion, ointments, and salves simply need to be applied to your skin to take effect. Do not expect broader results, as these cannabis topicals are best suited for addressing local skin, muscle, and joint concerns.

Food and Beverage Infusion

Since isolate is so pure, you can basically infuse it into just about any food or beverage of your liking. But, you may want to pick something that has some oil or fat in it for better absorption! 

CBD Isolate – The Future of CBD? 

When it comes to deciding which CBD product is right for you, we aimed to provide you with the facts you need to know. The benefits and drawbacks of each make them more or less appealing to different people for different reasons.

CBD isolate is versatile, flavourless and easy to use. These features alone make it more accessible than any other CBD product available today. However, does that mean people will actually use it?

Compared to other more conventional products such as CBD edibles and tinctures, isolate is a bit more involved.

It’s easy to pop a CBD gummy in the morning or have a few drops of a tincture, but portioning out some isolate to add to your water or meal is time-consuming. Many might not want to give up the convenience of conventional products for a more versatile one.

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If you are still undecided, remember that the purity of CBD isolates makes it easy to assess the effects of CBD alone. You can try broad-spectrum or full-spectrum products later to determine the differences. The same goes for anyone who has only used full-spectrum CBD products before. There is little to lose by trying out some versatile CBD isolate.

Taken together, isolate is a perfect option for you if you want a pure, THC-free, functional, tasteless delivery method for CBD compounds. If you find yourself missing the benefits of the entourage effect, you can always combine it with dried flower and terpene mixtures to create the perfect high-CBD mix!

What Does 420 Friendly Really Mean? 420 Friendly Meaning

Are you 420 friendly? 

Despite cannabis culture being widely regarded as friendly, open, and fun, some stigma surrounds cannabis use.

The phrase “420 friendly” is a general term that those in the know use almost like a code to signify to other stoners that they can be at ease and not have to hide their usage from the people they’re interacting with.

Beyond that, though, 420 friendly can mean a wide range of things.

We’ll guide you through the history of the term and what it means in different contexts.

What does “420 Friendly” mean?

420 Friendly can have an extensive range of meanings depending on who or what you are interacting with. Still, generally speaking, it’s an easy enough term to understand that weed is accepted.

The number 420 itself is commonly used now as a holiday for stoners as well. April 20 is marked as a date for celebrating the herb in all its glory across the globe, and even non-stoners know about its significance. 

Where Did the Term 420 Originate?

While nobody can pinpoint its exact origins, the most accepted theory is that the 420 term goes back to a group of California high school students

Known as “The Waldos,” the five San Rafael High School students – Mark Gravitch, Larry Schwartz, Dave Reddix, Steve Capper and Jeffrey Noel – used 420 as a code to know to meet up to sesh together at 4:20 PM. 

Eventually, the word caught on amongst their fellow students, and the rest is history. Its origins date back to the early ’70s, but its original meaning as a meetup code faded as the phrase spread. 

Today, it’s generally used as a blanket term for anything and everything to do with marijuana.

The Waldos first used the term 420 Louis to meet at the school’s statue of Louis Pasteur at 4:20 PM to search for a supposed field of weed plants they never found.

Eventually, this slowly dissolved into simply saying 420, and despite the five students never finding the pot crop, the phrase stuck. 

Where You Might See “420 Friendly”

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You could see the phrase 420 friendly pop up in all sorts of places, but there are some common ones you’ll be more likely to see it.

Whether you’re in public or meeting someone in private, smoking weed becomes a lot more comfortable when you know you’re in a 420 friendly space.

Hotel rentals

If you’re planning your next vacation, choosing a hotel that’s okay with marijuana use can make the trip less stressful when you’re planning to smoke.

This likely won’t come up very often unless you choose to travel somewhere where marijuana is legal or widely accepted. If you’re looking to stay in an AirBnB or a bed and breakfast, this might not be much of an issue. 

Hotels, motels, and resorts are often much more strict regarding cannabis use. Be sure to pick wisely when booking your accommodations if you want to smoke up in your room! 

Apartment rentals

Apartment rentals can be a bit more tricky. Most landlords likely won’t be cool with smoking weed, so finding a place that openly says this is unlikely. Many apartments already forbid smoking tobacco in the apartments and near it, and cannabis is usually prohibited as well.

If you’re lucky, you might be able to find a place that has 420-friendly balconies, though this is rare. Your best bet is to look for a house or a stand-alone unit with a backyard so you can retreat there for a sesh. Otherwise, you’ll have to master how to hide your high!

Dating platforms

From a dating perspective, the question of what does 420 friendly means can vary widely.

Generally, this would be a positive thing since both people would be used to marijuana use, but the degree to which people are comfortable depends on the person.

If you’re a new user or just getting to know someone, ask them about their use! It could be a good bonding experience and also show that people are or aren’t compatible.

One person could smoke a lot of weed while others are weekend warriors. One isn’t better than the other, and how much pot someone smokes can be a factor in matching up well. 

Businesses

If a business is saying that they’re 420 friendly, it means that they indeed are!

Marijuana isn’t looked too fondly upon in most places, so using this wording puts them at risk. If a business is 420 friendly, that means that they not only support tokers blazing up in or near their location, but they’re supportive of cannabis in general. 

You’re more likely to come across 420 friendly businesses in legal states and provinces across the US and Canada that have decriminalized or legalized marijuana. The number of places like this is pretty small, which means finding a 420 friendly spot will be layered in code words and situational awareness.

The number of 420 friendly businesses will likely change drastically with time as more people accept pot smoking. Over the last decade, plenty of places have changed their laws, and more will undoubtedly follow.

What does “710 Friendly” Mean?

Understanding what 420 friendly is all about is one thing, but what does 710 friendly mean?

For new smokers, this seems confusing, but it’s code for people saying they’re down with cannabis as well as explicitly dabbing.

At first, it may sound ridiculous because 710 originated from oil caps on cars. Feel free to see the hilarity in it, but flipped upside down, the word oil looks close enough to 710.

Dabbing cannabis refers to concentrates and oils, which makes sense when using this wording instead of the more typical 420 friendly tag.

Is 710 the New 420?

710 friendly may also become the new 420 friendly as concentrates grow in popularity and the small yet tight-knit dabbing community spreads the word. It’s a new slang, but there was also a day when 420 friendly didn’t mean anything either.

Dabs used to be a very niche product for most stoners and are also intimidating for newbies. Figuring out how to dab is not a difficult thing, though, and for many people can be a better way to smoke.

What if a Place Isn’t 420 Friendly?

If a place or business isn’t 420 friendly, you have to respect the rules. Stoners and tokers already have a bad reputation. Breaking the rules and smoking whenever you please is a good way to reinforce the negative stigma against us!

However, there is a way to respect these rules while still getting high.

One of the main reasons why many places aren’t 420 friendly is because of the smell. Learning how to get rid of weed smell can be a long and arduous process, and many people don’t want to do that work alone just to accommodate some stoners.

With that being said, you can still get high even if you’re not smoking. Unlike smoking, edibles don’t leave behind a pungent cloud of smoke or require combustion. All you have to do is pop a few in your mouth and wait!

With Sugar Jack’s edibles, the process is even faster. Edibles have a reputation for taking a long time to activate, but our nano gummies cut that time down to minutes.

Made with natural flavours and sweetened with real cane sugar and manuka honey, all of our gummies and edibles are naturally flavoured to provide a naturally great time.

420 friendly gummies

Available as chocolate, gummies and even cookies, we have a wide assortment of infused edible products to make every place a 420 friendly place easily and affordably!

420-Friendly with Cannabis 

Using 420 friendly in texts, online dating, travelling or anything else is a quick way to know if it’s the right time to chat about your cannabis use. It was initially just a way to quickly have a few friends meet up to smoke cannabis together, and it still is now but has grown much more prominent than where it started.

Cannabis has become more acceptable with time and will continue to do so. Eventually, phrases like 420 friendly may not be necessary to figure out if you can smoke up, and that can’t come quickly enough for many people.

What is a Weed Grinder and Why are They Essential?

A weed grinder is one of those items you don’t think about all that much. But, if the time comes that you’re without one in time of need, you realize just how important they can be. 

Not only are they an essential part of any weed kit, but they’re also essential for actually smoking and enjoying your weed! If you’re still busting up your bud by hand or with a pair of scissors, allow us to enlighten you on the merits of using one, which one you should get and how to one! 

What is a Weed Grinder?

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While the grinder is not flashy and doesn’t get much attention, it deserves much more. 

These simple devices make grinding weed a breeze – and if you have ever busted up buds by hand, you’ll know just how tiresome it is. 

Even the best weed is useless if you can’t get it ready to be smoked. A weed grinder is one of those items in life that you don’t fully appreciate until you have to manage without one. 

Thankfully, these devices are affordable and accessible to all nowadays. But what are they, anyway? 

Grinders are smoking accessories designed to grind weed into coarser, finer pieces. 

For a joint or a bong bowl to burn smoothly, the weed inside must be uniformly sized with maximum surface area. The more surface area the weed has, the more even the burn. 

After all, there’s a reason why we grind up weed before smoking it! Without sufficient surface area, the weed won’t have enough space to go through decarboxylation properly, the process that “activates” weed. 

Herb Grinder Options

Weed grinders come in all shapes and sizes. Some grinders have more parts and more chambers. The most commonly used designs involve are

  • 2-piece grinder – two chambers with grinding teeth
  • 3- piece grinder – three chambers – one with teeth, one for collecting bud, and one for catching kief. 

In the two-chamber design, ground weed falls from the main chamber into the second lower chamber. The size of the holes impacts the consistency of the final product. Two or three-chamber designs make for the best weed grinders in most cases.

With the three-chamber design, a further layer of filtering is included. You’ll find a third lower chamber, often called a kief-catcher or pollen catcher. 

Between the second and third chambers, you’ll find a fine mesh screen or filter. 

As weed falls from the first to the second chamber, this fine filter lets small particles through. The result is a fine powder called kief

There are many instances of stoners not realizing that their grinder has this chamber – when they finally open it up, they find it overflowing with kief! 

Kief, also known as the dried trichomes from the cannabis plant, is a potent powder packed with THC. Kief can be added during the joint-rolling process, on top of a bong bowl, or collected and compacted into hash if you’re patient enough.  The option to collect kief alone often warrants shelling out a bit extra for a three-piece grinder. 

How to Use a Grinder

When it comes to weed slang, there are some odd terms out there. 

That said, sometimes, the name perfectly describes the product. The grinder is a fantastic example, as it tells you exactly what they do. 

You may also call it a busker. Many stoners have spent at least some hours debating about why one term is better than the other. The good news is that you don’t have to worry about it. Whatever you call these weed-grinders, we’re going to learn how to use them.

No matter the design of your grinder, the first steps are the same. 

Place your bud inside the main chamber (the one with teeth) and close the grinder. 

Next, spin the two parts in opposite directions to grind the bud. Spin the parts to grind your weed until you it’s reached your desired consistency. 

One important note: the more bud you put inside, the harder it will be the break the herb apart. If you have issues with your grip or hand strength, consider less versus more for each grind. Moreover, larger grinders are easier to hold and spin than smaller ones.

What you do next depends on your grinder. 

If you have a one-chamber design, all you need to do is reopen the grinder and pour out the final product. 

With two-chamber designs, you open the second chamber and empty it. In this case, you don’t have to worry as much about whether all the weed has been ground, as it remains in the first chamber.

What about three-piece grinders? 

Herb grinders with a kief-catcher make for a special treat. As kief catchers collect the potent power, you can use it in an assortment of ways. 

Combine kief with some regular bud in joints, pipes, or bongs to increase the potency. Adding some kief creates a potent punch that can make for an extra enjoyable experience! 

How to Clean a Weed Grinder

how to clean a weed grinder

The cleaner your grinder stays, the longer it will last.  Maintaining smooth movement between the parts of your herb grinders is essential for ensuring it’ll last. 

How often you need to clean will depend on how much you use your grinder and the design. 

What You Need to Clean a Grinder

Here is what you need to clean your herb grinders:     

  • A tray   
  • A towel (one you don’t mind getting dirty)   
  • Isopropyl alcohol  
  • A clean brush (toothbrush or others)
  • A toothpick
  • Clean water
  • A plate or bowl
  • Ziploc bag or equivalent
  • Your dirty grinder (completely emptied)

Getting Ready to Clean Your Weed Grinders

Gather up all your supplies before you get started. Once you have everything, make sure you have a good spot to do your cleaning. 

Avoid using surfaces that your grinder or cleaning supplies could damage, and be sure to use your tray as needed.

An important consideration for weed grinders with a kief chamber is not wasting any of it. This valuable powder should be preserved and not washed away. You can clean it out and store the kief in an air-tight container in a cool, dark place.

How to Clean a Grinder

Step 1: Disassemble your grinder – now is the time to take the time to save any extra kief or bud you find inside. After preserving any leftovers, place the parts on your tray.

Step 2: Place your grinder pieces in the Ziploc bag and fill it with isopropyl alcohol. Put enough inside to cover the parts without overfilling the bag. Leave the parts to soak for 20-30 minutes – agitating the bag every once in a while

Step 3: After you’ve waited long enough, take out one part while leaving the rest inside the bag. This way, you can start with the cleanest piece and leave the others to soak longer. 

Use your brush or toothbrush to scrub the part completely clean. Set the part aside and move on to the next. Overall, this is the most important part, so get comfortable and take your time to get it right.

Step 4: Use clean water (warm water works best) to rinse the pieces once they are all clean. Ensure all the alcohol and cannabis residue is washed away. You may notice a need to jump back to step 3, and that’s ok. 

Afterward, dry the parts using your towel.

Grind Your Weed, Not Your Gears

There you have it. You now know everything you need to know about using and cleaning grinders! 

While you might not have thought of weed grinders as being much more than a handy accessory, we hope that this article has helped to change your mind. Grinding weed without one can be a frustrating, gear-grinding experience, and not one you want to go through before enjoying a nicely rolled joint!

If you don’t already have one, we highly encourage you to go out and buy to make your weed rolling and weed experience better!