Here’s a quick overview of the cooperative.
Here’s a quick overview of the cooperative.
It looks like Vice likes them too. They’ve produced the latest in the series called “Kings of Cannabis”. This time they are in Columbia. It’s awesome to see the fine Vice production values applied to this fantastic series. It’s also fantastic for Strain hunters to get the huge exposure Vice can offer.
Check it out below.
I stumbled upon this superb gem the other day. Kog is a land owner in Australia. Growing cannabis in the bush allows him to live as a free man, despite spending 2 years behind bars. Locked up he learnt how to stay out of jail and he wrote a book and made a movie to share his knowledge with others. In his words, “if this movie helps one person stay out of prison then it’s a success”.
Here’s some more of Kog explaining his background and philosophy on life. My new hero!
Vice takes us on a tour of weed 2.0. This is essential viewing and by far the greatest pot documentary I’ve seen. Watch it, then tell all your friends to watch it too.
What is the difference between vaping or smoking pure bud from a pipe? There are obvious health benefits in vaporizing but effect wise how does it differ? After years of smoking I’m more or less switched to vaporizing, but I still do both. Here are some of my thoughts on the matter.
I’ve smoked cannabis in various ways since I was 16. I’m 38 now. Brought up in the UK my introduction to cannabis was via “spliffs”. A spliff is the same concept as a joint only it is mixed with tobacco.
In the 90s in the north of England most cannabis was smoked in resin form. The resin would be softened, then broken and mixed with tobacco and smoked. This horrible habit is still popular despite the fact that most cannabis is now smoked in the dried flower form. I cannot think of a more disgusting and wasteful thing to do with your bud.
In 2000 I moved to Belgium. I stopped mixing with tobacco and switched to smoking pure from a pipe. I had easier access to great weed thanks to being next to the Netherlands. This allowed me to kick the tobacco habit. I still occasionally smoke from my pipe despite owning a vaporizer.
A vaporizer high is a lot more subtle than smoking pure from a pipe. It is a clearer high, on my FlashVape I take several hits before I feel “high enough” for relaxing in the evening. It also takes longer to kick in. I like to think of this as sipping, you can control your dose better. I frequently take a “sip” from my vape before heading off to work. For me it takes the edge off the day nicely.
Smoking from my pipe hits quicker and stronger. If there is a way of “sipping” from a pipe I have not mastered it. I tend to use a pipe when I’m out; say at a concert or party or when I want a knockout strong Indica before bed. Also, nothing beats burning a freshly bought bud in a clean glass pipe. Trouble is, I’m a bit slack on keeping my pipes clean.
I don’t think of either as better, just different. One good thing about the vaporizer is that it is cleaner and creates no smell. To slap a crude alcohol analogy on it, pure from a pipe is the tequila slammer and using my vape is like sipping a nice red wine.
That’s just my thoughts, does anyone else use a vaporizer? How do you think it compares to smoking?
I’ve been listening to Snoop Lion‘s latest album Reincarnated for a few weeks now.
I toyed with the idea of writing a review, then figured what’s the point? I’ll just share it so you can make up your own mind whether to buy or not. I like it enough to listen to at least once a day for the last 2 weeks and am still enjoying it.
Check out the excellent Vice’s B.C. Bud documentary.
Here’s four Snoop Lion official videos for his imminently dropping Riencarnated album. I’m liking what I hear so far.
I had my first vape experience a couple of months ago whilst in Amsterdam. It went something like this. I passed Noon coffeeshop and grabbed 5g of my favourite weed, blueberry. I then dropped by the Hash Museum, which is like walking through the pages of Jack Herer’s “Emperor Wears No Clothes” in the middle of a red light district.
After the museum, I stopped by the Cannabis College which is about 3 doors away and run by the same people. It was staffed by two red eyed guys from the UK. Their job appeared to be to smoke and talk about cannabis – a cool gig if you can get it. I arrived 30 minutes before closing so they were partaking more in the former than the latter. A table next to them displayed “the best vaporizer in existence”, a wood and glass contraption that looked like it belonged in a 1950s school chemistry lab. It was called a de Verdamper and was filled with water and plugged into the wall. It had a sign above it saying “Ask us about vaporizers”. So I did.
To cut a long story short, the blueberry ended up in the plug-in bong and I had a Mark Haskell Smith’s “Heart of Dankness” moment.
I was sold on vaporizers.
FlashVape is my first vape. I’ve smoked in various ways for 25 years, finally settling on a trusty glass spoon pipe. I’ve been interested in vapes for a few years now, mainly to avoid inhaling combusted plant matter, but held off. A plug-in is not practical for me. I really don’t have anywhere to put one. Non of the portable ones I’d seen appealed to me. Ugly plastic things with electronics that are way too complicated for their own good. I wanted a design classic.
FlashVape “silver bullet”. Also available in black.
The FlashVape is the first portable that made me think, “want one”. This is the Maglite or Zippo lighter of portable vapes. Best of all, it reminds me of a light sabre and matches my MacBook Air.
I bought direct from FlashVape. I’m in Europe (them in Canada) and they said they’d honour their free shipping as non were available to buy in Europe at that time. How’s that for customer care? Super friggin’ awesome I’d say.
It arrived as quick as you would expect from the other side of the globe. Packaging was well beyond what I’d expected, these’s guys are pro. It’s solidly built. Stick batteries in the bottom, press button like a flashlight and suck on the glass tube after a few seconds. Doesn’t get more complicated than that. Spare glass tubes and other parts are available on the site. I cannot imagine breaking any other part of this thing.
The simplicity leads you to get creative on the timing of your button pressing and sucking. Even down to the speed of your draw. I tend to press and hold, then slowly suck after 3-4 seconds for as long as feels comfortable. It’s like sipping from a wine glass. This thing requires technique and this is what makes it so wonderful. Maybe having to learn how to do it is not for everyone but it is everything for me and I appreciate it wildly. Judging by the reviews others feel the same way.
I’m about a month into owning mine and I still think I can learn more techniques and master those I’ve got to grips with. Sometimes you fail. I managed to combust an old nug of mine that I had kept aside for a special occasion. Everything tastes so much better with a vape. Alas, it was stone dry and started to burn earlier than my fresh stashes. I guess I should’ve just smoked the smoke out of the thing but it felt wrong and nasty after vaping for a few weeks. It only happened the once, and this thing has had plenty of use.
I’d recommend one, if you trust someone’s advice on a vape who’s only ever used 2 models of vaporizer. That said, they could well be the two best vapes on the planet.
You can find out where to get one on FlashVape.com.
In an incredible turn of events, teen pop icon Justin Bieber (@JustinBieber) calls on his 37,301,164 twitter followers to help end the war on drugs. His tweet from 9 April reads.
“shoutout to @UncleRUSH . gotta support him to #EndTheWarOnDrugs and show that we the youth have a voice. hashtag and support the cause”
@UncleRUSh is Russell Simmons an American businessman who was one of the founders of hip-hop label Def Jam.
Simmons’ #EndTheWarOnDrugs campaign is sweeping the twittersphere and beyond in it’s call to ask President Obama to end the war on drugs for good.
19 year old, Bieber has been the topic of several reports in which he is accussed of smoking marijuana. Let’s face it very few artistic young adults do not. This is the first time that he has openly voiced an opinion on the topic of drugs.