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  Stoner Memes From Around The Web
Posted by: badbojus - 09-19-2017, 01:35 PM - Forum: 420 Discussion - No Replies

Stoner memes are everywhere.
Memes have become a huge part of internet culture. And stoners being the type of people we are, love a great stoner meme. Memes can make us laugh at the best times and are shared amongst stoners every day. We look at 420 stoner memes from across the web starting with the classic Stoner Stanley dank meme to Good Guy Greg.
Stoner Stanley AKA [10] Guy.
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Originally posted on reddit/r/trees entitled “Being at a [10] is not always pretty“, Stoner Stanley has taken the world by storm and is a stable dank weed meme that is a classic amongst stoner memes. Used to descripe any moment when you ultra high or want to express soemthing stupid you would say baked.
Stoner Dog.
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The image of a dog smiling can be found floating around the web from as early as 2006 but in Funny Junk published the dogs face cut out with weed leaves behind it, entitled “Totally man“, instantly shooting the dogs smile to stoner memes sites across the web.
420 Blaze it.
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The 420 Blaze It meme started out when welcometothedankside posted a doctored image of a comic from Belgium Magazine, Humo. The original comic is about a father explaining to his daughter that you cannot get AIDS from a mosquito bite unless the mosquito is homosexual. The comic went viral and soon after ‘420 Blaze It’ was a staple amongst stoner memes.
Rasta Science Teacher.
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The original Rasta Science Teacher stoner meme was uploaded Reddit in April 2011 featuring “Lights His Joint / With a Bunsen”. The meme is a successful 2 liner, that plays on a ‘bait and switch’ style of comedy. You expect one thing, but the second line is anticlimactic.
@ConcernedMom420.
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@ConcernedMom420 is on a serious mission. A mom from Utah with a vendetta against weed. Many suspect @concernedmom420 of  being a troll because of her outlandish statements on twitter. Becuase off all that she has become her very own meme.
Smoke Weed Everyday.
A phrase that comes from Snoop Dogs Hit Single : The Next Episode , ‘Smoke Weed Everyday’ has been used by all of us at some point in our stoner lives. The phrase has been used in remixes and dozens of comedy youtube videos solidifying it as a stoner meme.
Faces of Marijuana.
A parody on Anti-Marijuana campaigns, ‘Faces of pot’ is a series of ridiculous images to make people think how bad drug PSA’s really are. With extremely over the top images and descriptions the faces of pot become a great series of stoner memes and people have been adding to the series ever since.
Stoner Comics.
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A MS Paint style of comics involving common situations stoners find themselves in has been rumored to have started and spread on sites like 4chan. These stoner memes are easy enough to make and are very popular amongst stoners everywhere.
Hits Blunt.
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A now widely known catchphrase, ‘hits blunt’ normally depicts a stoner thinking about something crazy after getting high. The original two-panel version featuring a guy in a hoodie that originally went viral from @JimsJones’ Tweet. ‘Hits Blunt’ is still extremely popular on sites like instagram.
Dude Weed LMAO.
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The trolls love ‘Dude Weed LMAO’. It is often used to mock or depict stoners from a trolls perspective. This stoner meme is often used to make fun of Seth Rogan and his cannabis jokes. So even though not used by many stoners this has still become a widely known meme to many. The origins of most shitposting memes of this nature is naturally 4chan.
We Get it, You Smoke Weed.
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Exactly as the phrase sounds, We Get It, You Smoke Weed started out as a mock towards stoners. As a double mock stoners got hold of this on Instagram and now use it with comic relief by inserting a fictional or nonfictional character wearing green as someone that smokes weed.
Stoner Sloth.
Remarkably stoner sloth is an Anti Drug PSA set up by the global creative firm Saatchi & Saatchi. The videos depict a stoner unable to complete simple tasks and finishes with the words ‘You worse on weed”. Hilariously brilliant and over the top made stoner sloth and instant meme in Austalia. It is now well known worldwide as a stoner meme worth checking out.
Dit is Een Jonko (This is One Joint).
The original above shows a teen smoking a joint at a train station late at night in the Netherlands. In the beginning of the vid the guy pronounces “Dit it een jonko” which means “this is a joint” and then proceeds to smoke it. A high pitched cough follows with him passing the j back to the person filming. Originally posted on the dutch site Dumpert, the video soon became viral on Youtube with many remixes following shortly afterward.
F*ck I’m High.
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The origins of this stoner meme are unknown, though it is thought to have originated with the meme above, it is mostly used on 4chan to troll a post or thought another user has.
Faux Stoner.
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The ‘faux stoner’ meme is largely unknown but pops up every known again on Reddit and /r/saplings. Used to describe those type of stoners that are not really stoners, this meme often users a very hippie looking child or wannabe stoner.
Good Guy Greg.
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One of the most classic stoner memes is ‘Good Guy Greg’. The origins and real identity of ‘Good Guy Greg’ are unknown but in 2011 ‘Good Guy Greg’ was everywhere.
Snoop Memes.
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Snoop Dog has been the celeb face of weed for so long it goes without saying there are thousands of snoop memes online. From the infamous “Smoke weed everyday” to memes about his “izzle”, Snoop Dog stoner memes will carry on and immortalize our favourite stoner rapper.
420.
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More than just a meme, ‘420‘ is the internationally recognized term for smoking weed and a time all stoners love. Also known for being the day in April everyone in the states gets blazed. ‘420’ has become more of a pop culture reference and icon for cannabis.
B*tch High as F*ck.
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Another unknown stoner meme often depicting animated humans talking to animals. We not sure who came up with these and where they keep spreading too, but they sometimes pop up to mock someone that is talking shit on 4chan.
Towlie.
“You wanna get high?”. I bet you just try to say it in Towlies voice. ? Towlie became a cult hit after appearing on SouthPark. Towlie has become an awesome stoner character that is known by all.
…On Weed.
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The guy in the movie half baked that asked if you have done a serious of events always ending with “… on weed?”. This classic depicts stoners that just love asking you if you have done something baked.
A Dab Will Do.
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Originally an ad slogan for Brylcreem in the 50’s, a little dab will do ya has taken on a whole new meaning in the dab world and memes about how one dab is all you need to get really high is starting to take off this year.
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  Weed T Shirts For Every Stoners Collection.
Posted by: badbojus - 09-19-2017, 01:32 PM - Forum: 420 Discussion - No Replies

These weed t shirts will get you looking dank.
Weed t shirts have come a long way from just tie die hippies making their own. Today dozens of brands produce top quality cannabis tees and as proud stoners we should be repping the goods. A good weed tee can also lead to some of the best smoke outs of your life as your fellow stoner will be able to identify you in a crowd. If you in a state that marijuana is still illegal you may way to only wear some of these when you are NOT carrying bud.
Let’s go through some of the top available tee’s for the best prices. Perhaps you will find a stoner gift for him or a stoner gift for her amongst these weed shirts.
I like big blunts and I cannot lie.
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This 100% cotton California Republic tee is classic and starts at only $5 for a small! With the classic blunts and leaf print with the slogan popped across like a dank meme, the “I Like Big Blunts And I Cannot Lie” are all American weed t shirts that will make an awesome addition to your collection.
Addicted.
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Exclusively from shop4ever and starting at $9 these are awesome! Grab one size up though as I bought my usual size and was left with a tee that was way too tight. This shirt is very high quality and mine hasn’t faded for the few months I have had it. Show you addicted to the mary jane with the Addicted weed t shirts. They come in hoodies and sweatshirt designs too!
Just hit it.
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The Nike parody ‘Just Hit It’ is a classic design. And the detail in the ‘tick’ is outstanding. A awesome marijuana t shirt to give as a gift or add to your weed t shirts you already have. The Nike parody shirt starts out at $9.80 with free shipping included.
In weed we trust.
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The American flag has never looked so beautiful to a stoner than this. Replace your stars and stripes with weed leaves and blunts with the “In weed we trust” weed tee. Another American made 100% cotton California Republic makes these top quality weed t shirts a stoner must have!
Best Buds for couples.
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If you want to take your cute couple outfits to the next level try out these “Best Buds” stoner t shirts. They look awesome and are great for parties to always be able to find your partner for a sesh. The detail and prints are stunning and these tees are a steal at around $12 for the pair.
Weed Full Print.
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For those that just don’t give a f*** there is the full printed weed t shirts. Great for anyone that dares to rock it. The reviews are mixed and people say the fabric on this tee is a bit stretchy and low quality so be aware of that before you buy it.
I’d hit that.
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A high quality black t shirt is essential for stoners and this one fits the bill. A great fit at $12.95 makes the “I’d hit that” an affordable quality stoner t that you will end up wearing a lot.
Hanging with my buds.
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We all have a best bud that we smoke with and this marijuana t shirt design will make a great gift for your best bud. Awesome quality and amazing print design, the “Hanging with my buds” starts at $12.99 with free shipping for a small. Everyone will laugh when they open up a gift with one of these inside and will be wearing it shortly afterwards.
The Marijuana Tux.
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Who said dressing like a stoner couldn’t look smart? Grab one of these weed t shirts from DirtyRagz that looks like a tuxedo and pop a blazer over it. You will be the most stylish stoner of them all in this. At $16.95 for this professionally screen printed t that holds its colors makes this an awesome weed tee design.
Smoking Blunt Skull.
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If you looking for a tee with an awesome graphic look no further than the smoking blunt skull. This design has intense detail that pops right off the shirt when you wearing it. Definitely a stoner recommended t shirt, wearing this you will most likely get a lot of comments from the crowd. At $23.95 a bit on the pricier side but well worth the magnificent artwork and high quality print.
Happy Holidaze Ugly Sweater.
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If you hate wearing sweaters on Christmas but your family insists on it grab one of these ugly sweater tees. The ‘Happy Holidaze’ version is embezzled with your favorite leaf and features that Ugly vibe everyone loves so much. A great gag gift for your stoner buddies on Christmas too. At only $13.95, its worth the price just to say “I already have a sweater that I am wearing thanks.”.
Grown in…
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If you live in a legalized state or want to give someone a dank gift from a state that legal grab one of these “Grown in..” cannabis t shirts.  Sure to start a conversion anywhere you go, at only $15.99 with free shipping, these shirts are a great way to show your pride in marijuana legalization.
Backwoods Honey Berry Cigars shirt.
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While not a full on weed tee, this design will sure tell your fellow stoners you smoke. These cigars are often used for blunts and so they sure to start a conversion wherever you go. Loud as f***, this tee will get you noticed for sure so don’t wear it around police if you holding! at $24.99 its not bad considering the quality and full print.
Roll that ish.
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Roll that sh*t, Light that sh*t, smoke that sh*t. I am sure we have all used this phrase sometime in our stoner lives. A phrase to live by really. A high quality tee at $13.99 there is not much to say other than to buy that sh*t.
Sour Diesel weed t shirts.
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High quality tees discounted down to $12.98 and according to the manufacturer:

Quote:Tailored to last through even the fiercest of smoke sessions with the dankest of nugs.
Great for the stoner that doesn’t want to blatently say they smoke weed or get high, the Sour Diesel shirt blends in but every true stoner will understand. Sure fire dank shirt that you can wear anywhere.
Tie Die.
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Ok so if you really want to get yourself a tie die tee there is no need to make it yourself anymore and risk the color seeping into all your clothes each wash. Buy a high quality printed version for $21. The colors will last and leave your tie die looking great. With many styles and colors to choose from, you could stock up if you inclined to go full stoner.
High.
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Kings of New York know how to bring a stoner shirt that is simple yet full of swag. High is understated and yet beautifully stoner. Grab one for $14.99 and rock high.
Let us know your favorite weed t shirts below so we can keep this list updated with the dopest tee designs around!

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  How To Clean The Dirtiest Glass Imaginable!
Posted by: badbojus - 09-19-2017, 01:29 PM - Forum: 420 Discussion - No Replies

Don’t smoke dirty bongs, keep your glass clean!
I’m not one to pass on an opportunity to share a bowl with a friend, but the times I have come closest to have all been due to bad glass hygiene.
Yes, a dirty glass bong will still get you high, but is it really worth having to put up with the acrid smell of a tar caked bowl just to relax?
Owning glass is a responsibility and one of the chief responsibilities all glass owners have is to keep their pipes and bongs clean. Over the years I have tried out many glass cleaning products as well as DIY home methods.
Below are some of the best I have found that consistently leave my glassware fresh.
Formula 420 – Glass, Metal & Ceramic Cleaner.
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Formula 420 cleaner is a great affordable bong and pipe cleaner.
This is a quick acting cleaner making it convenient for use before last minute smoke sessions.
The main advantage that formula 420 cleaner has is that it is affordable. I have found that it works best for cleaning scientific type glass. The main downside I have found for Formula 420 cleaner the slight chemical smell that lingers after using it. But this smell goes away after a couple of uses and is really pretty mild.
Formula 420 All Natural – All Round Cleaner.
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This, in my opinion, is one of the best value cleaners on the market.
It is usually only slightly more expensive than the original Formula 420 Cleaner, but instead of a chemical smell, it leaves a pleasant citrus smell. I also haven’t noticed there being a lingering smell like the original Formula 420 leaves.
It also has the benefit of using Formula 420 All Natural is the ingredients, which I believe lends to the nicer and cleaner smell.
Zen Master Pipe and Hooker Cleaner – Resin and Odor Eliminator.
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Zen Master is a cleaner I always keep a bottle of around. This cleaner is not fast acting and requires a soaking period of one hour. I find this cleaner works really well on heavy glass and soft glass bongs. I have also successfully used Zen Master to clean a hookah as well as the glass pieces from an herbal whip vaporizer. The best use I have found for Zen Master is soaking smaller glass pieces such as
This cleaner is not fast acting and requires a soaking period of one hour. I find this cleaner works really well on heavy glass and soft glass bongs. I have also successfully used Zen Master to clean a hookah as well as the glass pieces from an herbal whip vaporizer. The best use I have found for Zen Master is soaking smaller glass pieces such as
I find this cleaner works really well on heavy glass and soft glass bongs. I have also successfully used Zen Master to clean a hookah as well as the glass pieces from an herbal whip vaporizer. The best use I have found for Zen Master is soaking smaller glass pieces such as
I have also successfully used Zen Master to clean a hookah as well as the glass pieces from an herbal whip vaporizer. The best use I have found for Zen Master is soaking smaller glass pieces such as down stems and bowls.
Resinate – Biodegradable and Alcohol-Free.
Resinate is a high-end version of Formula 420 cleaner.
This is by far my favorite cleaner from a purely aesthetic perspective. The neon green formula always looks stunning swirling around your glass as you see the build up and resin dissolve.
The Resinate Cleaner also has my favorite scent and in my opinion, leaves my glass the freshest smelling.
This cleaner is also environmentally friendly by being bio-degradable.
DIY Methods For Keeping Glassware Clean
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The go-to method, you will find for cleaning pipes and bongs if you search online is isopropyl alcohol and table salt. I have found that this method works best on small handheld pipes when they are placed in a bag with the isopropyl alcohol and salt and then shaken. With larger pieces like
I have found that this method works best on small handheld pipes when they are placed in a bag with the isopropyl alcohol and salt and then shaken. With larger pieces like bongs this method usually removes most of the grime, but often does not get completely rid of larger tar deposits.
This also does not completely eliminate the smoky odor like store bought cleaners do. A way I have found to improve this method is to substitute
A way I have found to improve this method is to substitute Epsom salt for table salt. Epsom salt is larger grained and doesn’t dissolve as readily allowing for a more powerful and thorough cleaning.
You can also add a few drops off citrus essential oils to your glass while cleaning to mask any residule smells.
What Doesn’t Work
Here are some of the methods I have tried to clean my pipes and bongs with that have not worked.
The first is the uncooked rice and water method. On the surface this makes sense that it would work as the hard uncooked rice would cause friction to remove the resin buildup, but in my experience hardly any cleaning gets done, and instead a lot of rice ends up getting stuck in the bong.
I have also tried a mixture of vinegar and water which didn’t do anything besides making my bong smell unpleasantly like vinegar for a half hour.
Ash Catchers – Pre-emptive measures are always best.
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The best advice I can give anyone who wants to really keep a bong clean is to get an ash catcher. An ash catcher is a really cheap investment that keeps glass looking and smelling clean.
Emptying out an ash catcher and refilling it is also a quick and easy task and well worth it since it helps you save money on glass cleaning products and the time and hassle of cleaning.
I hope these methods help. Join in on the conversation and let us know of any other glass cleaning methods or products you like in the comments below!
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  Confessions of a mom that smokes marijuana
Posted by: badbojus - 09-19-2017, 01:28 PM - Forum: 420 Discussion - No Replies

Morning comes like rain, sometimes wanted, mostly not. This is a wanted morning. The kind where one is able to ease into the day right. No hitting the snooze five times for me! No, sir! I am ready to face the day. Even as a mom.
…but first, let me smoke one.
Most times, as a marijuana mom, I am prepared for the morning. Today is not one of those days. It’s early enough not to stress about being late, so I’m good. I turn on my coffee pot and set to work. Adding a little extra to my morning routine. I lovingly choose my nug of sweet mary jane, grind it, and roll it up.
Yes, today I will have a Randy with my coffee, thank you. As a mother, and all I do, I think I deserve it.
The kids are still sleeping. Sipping my coffee with all the extras, I head outside. There is nothing like a nice wake and bake. Watching the sunrise with my two favorite breakfast items is my kind of zen.
I turn my chair towards the sun and prop my feet on the table leg. My first sip of coffee warms my mouth. The aromatics of my breakfast overtakes me as I spark up.
Ah, I love these day. It reminds me you do not have to feel vindicated anymore being a mother that smokes pot.
Inhaling the first hit from my morning doob, I relax into my chair. Birds are chirping and the neighbor’s annoying rooster is vying for his place on the menu.
My friend once said, “you haven’t lived in (our town) unless you have had to yell at a rooster to shut up.” It doesn’t shut up said rooster, but it is funny!
My coffee and herb are almost as essential for me as air. Trust me when I say, it is a public service. I do not even like me when I have not smoked in a while. This happy mom has at least 2 joints in the morning…
The sun crests the copse of trees under which I sit. I give thanks for another beautiful day with which I have been blessed.
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Life is good. I have a job I love and great kids.
With the first joint out of the way, I go to wake my kids. Not long ago this used to be a dreaded time of day. Now, with the proper mindset, I am able to head into every day with a much better attitude.
It wasn’t always so.
Gone are the days of slaving away for “The Man” and barely getting by.
No more angry and abusive housemate {husband) making life difficult. I no longer feel as if my smoking weed makes me a bad parent. It has made me a much, much better one.
Overworked, underpaid, and a general hazard to myself, I have suffered from anxiety and panic attacks for years. Substance abuse and self medicating has been a bigger part of my life than I would care to admit. I figured out that chemicals were very bad. So, I returned to smoking just marijuana.
At different points in my life, I have stopped smoking for one reason or another.
Usually it involved some self serving prick who thought that my smoking pot was the root of all evil. Come to find out, my smoking probably saved their lives in many an ill planned moment.
Have you ever tried to convince a chill person that unnecessary drama is a must? I am real quick to tell someone to cast off with their drama. Not so much when I have to be without herb.
If I was not as chill as I am, people would die.
I would have already used up my “Get Out of Jail Free” pass. My life would be very much not as it is. Ok, so maybe people would not actually die. I just would not be happy about their existence.
One day I decided that I had enough of being uptight. There had to be something I could do to relieve some stress. I tried yoga, meditation, medication, and several other so-so ideas. Nothing worked as well as I had hoped.
Yoga and meditation helped with the mental clarity. There was little to no likelihood I would be stopping -mid panic attack- to assume the lotus position or downward dog. Also, “cleansing breaths” while you are trying not to dismember some fool tends to come off kinda creepy.
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It did not take long for me to remember how much smoking marijuana had helped me when I was younger.
Putting aside my fear of being a bad mom, I decided that it was worth a try.
Finding herb is not necessarily a problem. A good, steady connection who will not rob you blind is not always as easy to find. Luckily, being a fairly well liked person (despite my best efforts) enabled me to quickly make a reliable connection.
The first few times I was a little paranoid and worried about being “busted.” My (now ex) husband was in no way ok with me smoking. This was bound to be an issue, and it was.
He did not seem to accept the fact that, while high, he was not able to rile me into an argument. In reality, I think he enjoyed the conflict.
The more frequently I smoked, the less irritable and panicked I became.
I was finally able to focus on what was important, not what was just in front of me. The feelings of foreboding and fear slowly ebbed into oblivion. I was returning to myself one hit at a time.
Fast forward about two years. The husband is now an ex and I am a full fledged hippie mom.
It took a while to get my life headed back in a mostly positive direction. Determination played a big factor in my success. Marijuana played a big factor in my Finding Inner Peace.
There is no excuse for one to be an ass hat for general purposes. Stress, lack of sleep, diet, and many other factors contribute to one being generally fouled. Instead of accepting irritability and anxiety as a part of life, I took back control.
It was not long before my ability to cope increased as did my productivity.
I was able to concentrate better and handle stress with a greater sense of calm. My life was far from perfect. I was finally able to slow down and appreciate all the great things with which I have been blessed.
The biggest plus I have noticed is how I have been able to develop more of a relationship with my kids. I am no longer as stressed out as I had been. Taking time to help with homework, going to practices, and general parenting are much more enjoyable now. My mind is no longer filled with the day’s stresses. I can be in the moment and not feel overwhelmed.
It is still a struggle to maintain sanity, don’t get me wrong…
Being a single mother is stressful. Having a pageant queen for a daughter and a future linebacker for a son keeps me busy. Now, instead of stressing over the things to come, I take a break and relax with a blunt. It takes the edge off and frees my mind.
Sometimes it is not always feasible for me to smoke, nor is it necessary.
It is just a luxury which I afford myself. I have earned it. My bills are paid. My kids are fed and happy. I do not drink. Well, I do love a good bottle of wine every once in awhile. There again, I have earned it.
I keep to myself and do not have a whole lot of friends.
This is partially due to the fact that, for the most part, people suck. It also has a lot to do with the fact that I have chosen to live a peaceful life. I do not let just anyone in.
People, as a whole, have degraded to a point where friendship is conditional. There are very few good people left in the world. I have learned that I am not everyone’s cup of tea. I am, however, someone’s shot of whiskey. Besides, I would rather pick and choose than let my peace be disrupted.
So, I am civil to everyone, kind to some, and friends with few. My inner circle is small, but it is close. The people who stick around are those who understand that life is a journey best shared with those you love.
My kids, an 8 year old boy and a 17 year old girl, are both aware of my “lifestyle choice.”
I have not gone into detail with my son. Suffice it to say, he understands that what happens in my house does not leave my house. (“What happens in vegas stays in Vegas”) When he gets older we will have that talk. For now, he sees that I have not been nearly as stressed out or uptight in the last year. He sees that mom is enjoying life. When mom is happy, everyone is happy (-ier).
My daughter, my “female spawn”, is fully aware of my choice and supports me. She sees that I have worked my butt off trying to get us all to a place of contentment. She really is my best friend and my strongest proponent.

Quote:I ain’t got a dime, but what I’ve got is mine. I ain’t rich, but Lord, I’m free…
(Amarillo By Morning, George Strait)
“Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose…” (Me and Bobby McGee, Janis Joplin)
I have lost everything and found that freedom is not free. All freedom comes at a great cost.
For me, being free is not about who uses which restroom. Freedom is about the ability to live as one so chooses. Freedom is knowing that one able to choose a path based on what one wants out of life.
I choose peace. Happiness. And I choose to smoke pot. That does not make me a bad person. It helps me be a better mother. My kids are seeing a happy, independent woman who loves her kids. They get a mom who wants to be a good mom.
If that means I smoke marijuana, then I am fine with that. Of all the things out there, I could do worse. I do not flaunt it nor do I hide it. It is part of who I am, and I kinda like me!

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  How To Dab Without a Rig or Torch
Posted by: badbojus - 09-19-2017, 01:27 PM - Forum: 420 Discussion - No Replies

These new styles of vaporizers are for everyone.
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We’ve been seeing a lot of make shift set ups where people are using bobby pins and screws or nails with a straw to work with your wax concentrates. These methods may work a little bit but they are far from being effective.
If you’re looking for the best solution on how to dab without a rig then you should be taking a look at some of the new styles of vaporizers.
Getting higher with concentrated cannabis extracts?
Concentrates are higher in THC than your typical dry herbs. This makes using concentrates more effective and as a result you do not need to take as many hits to achieve the same effect. By not taking as many hits on each session you are helping to limit the amount of smoke and or vapor that goes into your body. Smoke and vapor can contain some harmful tar and carcinogens that are not good for your body.
Using a vaporizer is a step in the right direction and so is using concentrates with higher levels of THC. By using a vaporizer you can typically adjust the temperature while ensuring that you do not exceed a certain limit that you would with a combustion flame method.
How to Dab without a Rig – New Devices
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Some of the best new devices on how to dab without a rig can be found here. You will see that new technology and innovative devices are being introduced to the market that open doors to new and interesting ways to use concentrates. We would like to mention the Dipper Dab Pen, the Yocan eNail, and the CloudV Electro. These are all new cool ways you can enjoy your concentrates that are different than a typical oven packing vape pen.
What are Dabs
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If you are new to the subject we will quickly touch on dabs. Dabs are concentrated cannabis extracts that are higher in potency of THC. Wax dabs are the most popular type of dabs but there are other forms as well. The other types of concentrates typically used are oil, budder, shatter. Even more so there is also concentrates called dust and bubble. They all have one thing in common and that is a high level of THC.
What is a Rig
A rig is the tool used to hold and transfer the smoke. You are able to place your concentrate in it and apply a heat source while you inhale. Dabbing rigs, oil rigs, or any other type of concentrate rig is similar to a bong. They are usually made of glass that has a cylinder to inhale through that has a mouth piece and a small nail made from quartz, titanium, or glass. To accompany the ‘rig’ you would use a lighter or a torch. This is the component that adds a bit of risk to the process and creates an environment where something can go wrong.
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To remove the risk of starting a fire, or burning yourself it is recommended to use one of the newest portable vaping devices. It is suggested to use something that has a regulated battery where the flow of electricity is controlled and the temperature is restricted within certain limits. Most portable vaporizers include this functionality and it is devices known as mech mods that do not. If you are interested in seeing some of the top devices people are using today you can visit this article here.
Hopefully we have helped to answer your question about how to dab without a rig or torch.

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  Celebrity Weed Brands by Celebrity Stoners
Posted by: badbojus - 09-19-2017, 01:26 PM - Forum: 420 Discussion - No Replies

As the race for legalization heats up more and more celebrity stoners are creating their very own celebrity weed brands.
The cannabis movement has taken massive strides in the past few years. Not only are there more celebrity stoners than ever the demand for legal cannabis products has increased exponentially as well. With this boom has come interest from many wanting to create their very own celebrity weed brand. We take a look at a few of the most recent celebrity stoners that have entered the game with their own celebrity weed brand.
#7 – Trailer Park Boys take on Medicinal Celebrity Weed.
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The infamous gun-slinging, dope growing, celebrities of weed. The Trailer Park Boys we have all grown to know and love have partnered up with OrganiGram. OrganiGram is a small producer on the East Coast of Canada and is a nod to their humble beginnings. This is one celebrity weed brand to look out for in your local dispensary soon and these celebrity stoners are sure to make it the next big thing to smoke in Canada. We look forward to what the Trailer Park Boys can put out.
#6 – Master P’s Celebrity Stoners Trees.
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The rapper most well known for his single ‘Pass me da green’, Master P, is joining the ranks of other celebrity stoners with their own celebrity weed brand called Master P’s Trees. With a full range of wax pens and liquid vape products Master P plans to revolutionize the medical vape scene. In an email from hip-hop magazine XXL, Master P claims:

Quote:“It’s a forest fire up in here, and Master P’s Trees are blazing the way. For as long as I can remember, cannabis has been around helping helping medical patients, and now it’s a legal lifestyle.
I’m happy to be an innovator in this movement and to offer a healthier option with our edible grade oils. Pioneering the vape movement is what Master P’s Trees is all about. We don’t just want to promote the cannabis industry, we want to shape it in the direction of health, and to promote its health and healing aspects.”
One thing is for sure is that Master P’s celebrity weed brand will definitely be on the tips of the tongues of other famous celebrity stoners. Master P’s range is luxurious but healthy and is sure to take off in LA.
#5 – Marley Natural
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While grown in the USA, Marley Natural takes roots from strains found in Jamaica. Coming in 4 varieties namely Green Hybrid, Gold Sativa, Red CBD Rich and Black Indica making it an easy choice depending on what type of strain you enjoy best.
With a oil and range of pre rolls as well as being known for bringing herb to the people. Marley is sure to be a treat for any smoker.
#4 – Hunter S. Thompson’s “Gonzo” Cannabis.
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is one of the greatest books of our time. Hunter S. Thompson will go down in history as one of the most out their thinkers and psychonauts in history. His crazy adventures on every drug imaginable are widely known but cannabis remained his favorite drug. Maybe the most well known quote being:
Quote:“I have always loved marijuana. It has been a source of joy and comfort to me for many years. And I still think of it as a basic staple of life, along with beer and ice and grapefruits – and millions of Americans agree with me.”
Now his Widow, Anita Thompson, is creating a line of strains created out of DNA from his old hash! Anita has partnered with a company that plans to legally extract the DNA from ancient bud and recreate the exact strains Hunter used to smoke.
She wrote on Facebook,
Quote:“I have found a legal method to extract the DNA from Hunter’s personal marijuana and hashish that I saved for 12-15 years. I am in the process of making the strains available to those who would like to enjoy the authentic Gonzo strains in legal states.”
So all those Gonzo fans and perhaps those with writers block can soon smoke the ‘Gonzo’ weed by celebrity stoner himself.
#3 – Chong’s Choice Chocolate Bars and Pre Rolls
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Thommy Chong and Défoncé Chocolatier have teamed up to create what will soon be your favorite chocolate! This celebrity weed chocolate will be to die for with flavors such as Dark Daze, Wake n Baken (Bacan and syrup waffles anyone?), Cereal Bowls, Mellow Milk and Crunchy Munchies. – Tommy Chong definetly raves about this chocolatier and is confident in this product:
Quote:“As a swiftly growing and ambitious cannabis company, we work hard to find premium partners – companies that share our passion for cannabis, for paying meticulous attention to detail and quality, and for building thriving businesses.
And in Défoncé, we know we have found a fantastic collaborator. These bars are like rectangles of munchies heaven. “
Chongs chocolates are not his only product his working on. A range of Chongs Choice pre rolled joints, that look kinda like a box of Marlboro have also made their debut.
#2 – Willie Nelson’s Reserve.
Quote:“I decided I had bought so much it was about time to start selling some back” – Willie Nelson.
Selected medicinal strains grown by Willie Nelson and his crew. While not released quite yet Willie Nelson plans to just produce and sell great weed that does what it says on the jar. We don’t need any convincing.
#1 – Leafs by Snoop.
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Anything but new to the celebrity weed scene is Snoop Dog. With his own Cannabis Lifestyle Magazine, MerryJane and various other commercial marijuana projects Leafs by Snoop is bound to be a popular product in the market going forward.
This celebrity stoner knows how to handle his business and Leafs is no different. 8 strains selected by the G himself come in 3 sizes: 1/8 oz, ¼ oz, and 1 oz. Flavors such as, Bananas, Cali Kush, Northern Lights, and Purple Bush, Lemon Pie, Blueberry Dream, Tangerine Man and 3D CDB make these a great selection for any smoker.
After the launch on November the 9th snoop said:
Quote:“Leafs By Snoop is truly the first mainstream cannabis brand in the world and proud to be a pioneer,  LBS (Leafs by Snoop) is blazing a trail for the industry.”
One thing is for sure the future looks bright for celebrity stoners and cannabis products.
As legalization spreads we are sure to see more celebrity stoners enter the game. Which celebrity weed products would you like to see most in stores?

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  Introducing Smoke.Network, A Cannabis Network YOU Control!
Posted by: badbojus - 09-19-2017, 01:25 PM - Forum: 420 Discussion - No Replies

Tired of spending tons of time on social media while corps sell your personal info and spam you with ads?
Well, we are tired of that too and are out to change all that!
After spending the last few years growing 420Smokers.us, at the back of our minds, has always been on how we could grow the community and incentivize everyone to work together to change the world.
Now when you set out to change the world there are always a few concerns. Namely, how do you bootstrap such a change? How do you incentivize the masses to join in? How do you reward contributors? And how do you judge valuable contribution?
We believe we have the answers.
Smoke.Network is an incentivized, distributed social media application for the cannabis community, that rewards users in cryptocurrency for reviewing strains, interacting, creating content and engaging others.
Cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin and Ethereum have allowed people from all over the world to transact with each other securely and cheaply without the need for banks or intermediaries.
Currently, Bitcoin miners have received over $2billion dollars in ‘rewards’ to keep the network operating. This money is largely going to waste. The Smoke.Network utilizes the much cheaper, and faster EOS blockchain. Thus the rewards in the Smoke.Network go to those that contribute the most valuable work directly. At a market cap of even 1 / 100th of Bitcoin, the Smoke.Network would distribute over $50,000 per day to its users.
The Smoke currency has not been released to the public as of yet, and the alpha runs using a currency called Steem. Users can earn Steem that can later be traded for Bitcoin, Ethereum, or SMOKE.
Alpha users are able to post images, review strains, share stories as well us up vote, follow and curate others content via a simple up vote or flag system. Users are pseudo anonymous and reputation is based on social trust. Rewards are issued to users who make a subjective contribution to the community.
Next Steps.
The Smoke.Network contribution period will take place soon. Learn more by going to the website, checking the alpha and earning Steem, or by reading the Smoke.Network White Paper.
Join our Community.
Reach out directly by entering our Discord channel. Subscribe to our newsletter for insider announcements and exclusive content.

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  Cannabis festivals every stoner should experience at least once
Posted by: badbojus - 09-19-2017, 01:24 PM - Forum: 420 Discussion - No Replies

As an avid promoter of marijuana and its recreational appeal, it’s hard not to enjoy going to cannabis festivals.
This year holds a slate of upcoming cannabis festivals on the horizon for you
to indulge in. From the various activities to enjoy, to excellent smokers merchandise to add to
your collection. Each festival provides a different spin on ways to convey marijuana to its
consumer.So have a seat on a blanket, get a nice bowl packed and come out to enjoy a few of
these upcoming festivities.
FREEDOM RALLY
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Clouds cover the Boston freedom rally – Courtesy masscann.org
Have you ever asked yourself the question, why is marijuana illegal? Well by attending
the freedom rally you can become a part of the solution to the legalization of marijuana. Located
in the city of Boston, this daylong event allows people from all over the country to rally in a
peaceful environment. Known by locals as the Hempfest, this rally provides a platform for local
bands to showcase their talents throughout the venue. So if you’re set in your convictions that
marijuana should be legal. Come be amongst your fellow advocates who are pro marijuana and
make your presence known.
HIGH TIMES CANNABIS CUP
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See things you never thought were possible at the cannabis cup.
Probably the world’s most well-known cannabis festival.
If you’re an avid pot smoker, you should be well familiar with High Times publication and
the limitless amounts of knowledge they provide the cannabis culture. This cannabis cup goes
to various locations educating people on the use of marijuana. This celebration of ganja
originally began in Amsterdam but now has blossomed into different cities around the world.
This festival allows you to gain key insight through acclaimed seminars, headliners, and parties.
However, the main event is the marijuana competition, judges award trophies to growers with
the best strains and products determined by several different categories.
CANNABIS IN WONDERLAND
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Hippie Village at Cannabis in Wonderland Sacramento
Nostalgia can be an amazing feeling at times, so allows yourself to travel into the wonderful
imagination of Disney. As well travel into this magical place full of wonders we will bring our
sack of grass as the subject matter. Cannabis in Wonderland is an “Alice in Wonderland” themed
festival that highlights the multiple uses of the marijuana plant. Health conscious vendors are in
abundance selling hemp food, also activist and advocates provide information about cannabis
and its valuable uses in modern society. Being able to speak freely is key for a stoner and this
seems like the right atmosphere to get things off your mind if you need to. In addition, the ability
to network and establish relationships with different people is a huge asset that can prove to be
valuable years down the line.
GREAT MIDWEST MARIJUANA HARVEST FESTIVAL
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Jacki Rickert leads the Great Midwest Marijuana
This Weed festival is a nonstop joyride that fuels the city of Wisconsin with Grade A smoke.
Lasting for three days, this marijuana-minded event is filled with tons of educational
opportunities. Genres of music very as well ranging from rock to reggae. So if you’re in the
mood for a little bit of Bob Marley, but your fellow smoker wants Willie Nelson, this festival
provides a great chance to vibe out to some awesome tunes. Advocates are welcomed to speak
into the mic, also the marijuana vendors provide samples of some of the new strains that are
about to hit the market.
THE EMERALD CUP
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The Emerald Cup
Known to some as the California holy grail of cannabis cups, the emerald cup promises a
triply experience unlike any other cannabis festival around. The live music is constantly going with major and local bands.
Just to display this events celebrity star power, Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube have both attended
this festival in the past few years. Themes of this venue display Caribbean-driven art and
artifacts with an influence of American culture as well. As marijuana continues to grow and
evolve, the emerald cup provides a platform for the most recognized names in the industry. This
is one of the longest going marijuana cups and it’s an enjoyable time for everyone.
One of the coolest things about meeting people is being able to enjoy a nice joint while making their acquaintance.
Most of these festivals focus on educating people about the industry and ways to make money.
Everyone understands the recreational use of marijuana but to provide people with the knowledge of how the industry works can only push the culture forward and allow it to continue to grow.
Also, encourage musicians to use this platform to get their music out to the masses, These cannabis festivals are always looking for new talent to help bring entertainment to their festivals. Also, the ability to be able to establish business relationships with people all over the world is a great way to continue to grow your own brand and product too.
Cannabis festivals are a key instrument in allowing stoners to come together in a peaceful environment and continue to promote the culture and educate people on the ways that marijuana can be used to save lives health wise as well as a lucrative way to make money through merchandise, hemp food, and fashion apparel.
The Holy grail, King’s bread, Girl Scout Cookies.
These are just some of the rare strains of marijuana you can try at these various cannabis festivals, these are highly uncommon plants that you probably won’t be able to experience on a daily basis so take full advantage. Cannabis cup is a cool way to display the competitive side of the culture but it’s all in good competition fun for everyone to enjoy.
So if you find yourself in one of these beautiful cities in the country stop by and trade and take in knowledgeable about an ever growing industry.
One thing for sure, your memory might be a bit hazy, but rest assured that you had an awesome time.

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  Cannabis Products: What can we expect as cannabis is legalized?
Posted by: badbojus - 09-19-2017, 01:22 PM - Forum: 420 Discussion - No Replies

Harkening back to the days before the early 1900’s, when the plant became demonized by government propaganda, cannabis was a massive part of everyday life for an individual living in the United States. Along with its medicinal properties, being cost-efficient, durable, and fairly easy to grow made cannabis and hemp the clear choice in making basic necessities such as medicine, clothing, and paper. With over half of the United States now passing laws legalizing the use and cultivation of medicinal and/or recreational cannabis, it’s not too far-fetched to imagine legal weed becoming a mass-produced staple in our society as it once was. Listed below are just a few of the industries and their products where we are seeing cannabis being utilized, and where we hope to see even more options and availability as legalization continues.
Bud Beauty
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Photo Credit: Apothecanna, Everyday Body Creme Cannabis’s therapeutic, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties position the plant to be one of the next popular beauty treatment trends for combating common skin problems such as puffy, tired eyes and irritated acne. Exciting products like Apothecanna’s and Kush Creams’ body and face treatments are showing promise for the future of cannabis in the beauty industry, and we’re enthusiastic to see what new products arise from legalization to mix up our daily beauty and hygiene routines. Just imagine – cannabis-infused soaps, lotions, toothpaste…talk about a cleansing, refreshing wake n’ bake!
Hip Hemp
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Photo Credit: Denver Hemp Co, 100% Hemp Made in the USA Hat Hemp can be manufactured into countless environmentally friendly items, and we’re eager to see their influx. As we continue to further the legalization of cannabis, as well as the growing of industrial hemp, we are likely to see a dramatic increase in the production and sale of home goods, including linens, furniture, and decor, as well as clothing and accessories made with more sustainable and cost efficient cannabis-based materials. Fibers produced from hemp are quite cheap and resilient, and in time these products will presumably turn more our expensive wood-derived commodities into luxury items. You’ll soon be cozying up with your bowl of cannabis on your cannacouch in your cannapajamas. #Goals.
Ganja Gas
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Photo Credit: Pennsylvania Hemp Industry Council Along with being a viable timber alternative, cannabis has shown promise as a cleaner energy source. Research has shown hemp could be a viable source of fuel, and it could definitely make a dent in our dependence on fossil fuels.
Munchie Madness
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Photo Credit: KIVA Confections, KIVA Minis – Vanilla Chai Milk Chocolate Legalization has raised the bar on snacking to an all time high (pun intended). We’ve already seen the introduction of some great cannabis edibles, condiments, and beverages; amongst many other favorites, KIVA Confections has continued to impress consumer’s tastes with their perfectly packaged and deliciously creamy chocolates. However, the variety of cannabis-infused food is limited; the majority of edible products currently available are sugary treats. We hope to see full legalization bring about a wide array of food and beverage options as consumer demand increases. We’re just waiting for the day where picking up a batch of pot brownies from the bakery or a cannabutter-brushed sandwich from a café is the worldwide norm.
CannaClassics
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Photo Credit: Solstice, Pre-Rolled Headband Lastly, we can’t forget about the traditional toker favorites; in legalized states, there is a plethora of top notch options when it comes to your classic buds and concentrates. Quality brands like Solstice have set a remarkable industry standard, and how full legalization would allow cannabis companies expand on our favorite products is an exciting thought.
We’re likely to see an incredible cannabis-filled future where popular items like dabs, flowers, and pieces have made their way out of dispensaries and head shops and into the mainstream market. Pre-rolled joints will sit proudly in competition as they are stocked beside cigarettes behind every convenience store and grocery counter. Your shopping trip will be far more exciting when your grocery list goes something like “eggs, milk, bread, cannabutter”. What are some of your favorite existing cannabis products, or what industry are you looking forward to having cannabis influence? Do you think more widespread legalization will allow cannabis to return to being a staple item in everyday life?

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  A Cannabis Connoisseurs Guide to Weed
Posted by: badbojus - 09-19-2017, 01:21 PM - Forum: 420 Discussion - No Replies

If you are new to marijuana smoking, or perhaps you have been smoking for many years…
You might have noticed that there is more to marijuana these days than getting high.
Most 420smokers already know about THC as the main ingredient that is responsible for producing the desired effects, but there is much more to the cannabis plant than THC. Marijuana contains more than 400 other chemicals that have an effect on the experience of the user.
The genetics of the cannabis plant have become highly refined, similar to the way in which coffee, tea, wine, and craft beer have been developed for specific characteristics. The following guide will help you to understand some of the terms and characteristics that are considered when choosing the best 420 for your needs.
The Cannabis Cup: A World Class Competition
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Just like wine and craft beer, 420smokers can now gather for an annual competition and tradeshow that celebrates the world’s finest in marijuana. This may have you wondering how one actually judges cannabis for this award. First, you must know that the breeding of cannabis plants has become a highly specialized science. Competitors hybridize cannabis plants in an attempt to maximize the desirable facts and minimize the negative ones. It is not all about THC content in today’s competitive cannabis environment.
The next thing you are probably wondering is where this fine competition is held. It is held in Colorado, but has changed locations over the past several years, so you have to look for it. The location for the next competition in 2017 has not been announced at this time. There have also been competitions held in Michigan, Amsterdam, Jamaica, Southern California, and Northern California. Attendees at these competitions can enjoy entertainment, competitions, and classes.
The World of Competitive Cannabis
You are probably wondering how one goes about choosing the winner of the Cannabis Cup. Some of the marijuana entered into these competitions have pedigrees that would make the most pampered pooch at the Westminster dog show jealous. The first characteristic of marijuana is whether it affects the head, the body, or a balanced combination of both. The second characteristic is how fast the effects can be felt after the first puff. The third major characteristic is how long the effects last.
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After these characteristics, 420smokers get into the finer points of the weed. They rate the flavor and aroma of the cannabis in terms used in wine tastings such as woody, pine -like, lemony, sour, pungent, or perhaps fruity such as containing hints of blueberry or citrus. The aroma and flavor add to the experience of the user. After that, the type of sensations felt are rated. These include relaxation, happiness, euphoria, upliftment, and the ability to produce hunger.
The negative effects are also noted such as dry mouth, dry eyes, paranoia, dizziness, nausea, and headaches. These characteristics are rated on a scale and compared to determine the overall winner. Of course, the winner is the one that has the best overall experience, while minimizing the negative effects.
The medical effects are also noted such as the ability to reduce stress, pain, depression, insomnia, and to improve appetite. As one can see, in today’s cannabis competition, a lot of hard work goes into the breeding of the plants to produce the one that stands out above all the rest.
 
Major Cannabis Strains
Without getting into the specifics of the competitive strains that are now being produced, it is important to know at least the major divisions in the cannabis species. First off, the earliest cannabis comes from the Hindu Kush region of Pakistan.
Strains that use the Kush name are claiming to have lines going back to the original tropical species. These are known as the landrace strains and are the most highly desirable of cannabis genetics today. The strains have undergone thousands of years of adaptation and hybridization, with few of the true genes remaining.
 
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During the 1970s and 80s, stiff federal regulation forced many cannabis growers to develop strains that would fare well indoors under artificial conditions. The original landtrace genetics were not well-suited for this new environment. During this time, growers concentrated on THC content, rather than a balance of characteristics. As they strove to focus on THC content over everything else, some of the strains during developed during this time gave 420smokers some nasty side effects.
It is important to know that although many of the plant’s characteristics are genetically based, growing conditions can change them. The two main strains of cannabis today are the Indica varieties and Sativa varieties. In general, Indica varieties have fatter leaves and are more bushy in form, making them more suitable for growing in indoor environments.
Sativa forms are tall and thin with longer thinner leaves and are more suitable for growing outdoors. Indica species are known for higher resin content and short flowering periods. Sativas are known for the enjoyable and uplifting experience that they give the user. They are considered more “heady” than the Indicas. The goal of hybridization is to develop strains that combine the best of both worlds.
Now for little about today’s highly sophisticated hybridized marijuana strains.
 
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Indica species tend to be sedative and relaxing with effects on the entire body. Sativa strains tend to be uplifting and promote creativity with effects focused in the emotional centers of the brain. In general, for medical purposes, Indica species are used for anxiety, muscle spasms, pain, and insomnia. Sativa species are used for mood disorders, depression, ADD, and fatigue. As one can see, the two main divisions of cannabis species have almost entirely opposite effects and are used for different purposes. This is important to know when choosing the right marijuana for your needs.
Most of today’s hybrids fall somewhere on a spectrum between true Indica species and true Sativa species.
There is almost an endless selection available to today’s users, making it possible to choose just the right strain for you. Today’s strains have catchy names like OG Kush, Blue Dream, Girl Scout Cookies, Green Crack, Chemdawg, Grandaddy Purple, Don Shula, Bhang Super Sour Diesel, Gatekeeper OG, God’s Gift, and Chocolope. Similar to wine categories, varieties are classified as to whether they are Indica, Sativa, a hybrid, or a product made from those varieties. Each of these strains is judged on their potency and characteristics according to its class.
Just as with wine competitions and learning the art of wine tasting, it will take some time for 420smokers to learn to gauge the finer points of their marijuana.
In order to become a world-class connoisseur, one has to try many different varieties. Experience is the best teacher. When examining and judging various varieties, it is best to do it slowly and consciously, taking in the smoke and observing its odor and taste. One should notice the sensations as the strain begins to take effect. With some practice, it is possible to be able to recognize strains by their appearance, odor, flavor, and other characteristics. Marijuana smoking is no longer just recreational. It has developed into a combination of art and science that is quickly gaining popularity as a world-class event. The world of smoking will continue to grow and change, giving cannabis smokers and increasingly abundant source of enjoyment and experience in their craft.

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