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Top 3 Ways to Infuse Your Danksgiving Feast

The holidays are just around the corner, and if your friends and family are cannabis connoisseurs like yourself, you may be looking at ways to infuse your feast. If so, you will be happy to know that there are many different ways that you can incorporate cannabis into your Danksgiving festivities. Not only are these tips and tricks for infusion great for the holiday season they will work with almost any food all the year through.

Cannabutter Canna be Your Best Friend

One of the most common ways of infusing foods is simply substituting butter for cannabis-infused butter or adding it to the recipe. Making cannabis-infused butter is simple to do at home. If you are not familiar with the process, you can check out a quick method that requires no special tools here. With cannabutter on hand infusing your holiday meal is easier than ever. Just add some to your mashed potatoes instead of regular butter, top off your sweet potatoes with cannabis-infused butter, or you can even pack the inside of the skin of your turkey with cannabis-infused butter and allow it to soak into the meat while cooking. If the recipe calls for butter, you can just replace it with cannabutter for an easy cannabis-infused danksgiving meal.

Oil it Up and Call it a Day

Just like butter, there are many recipes that we love to enjoy around the holiday seasons that call for oil. Whether is oil to sauté something or oil in a recipe for your favorite dessert if you have cannabis infused coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil on hand you can just substitute your canna oil instead of using plain boring oil! Some of my favorite ways to use this method of infusion is to use canna oil in my turtle brownie recipe and basting the turkey throughout its cooking cycle. If you’re not sure how to make cannabis oil to use in recipes check out the guide here.

A Some Bud to the Salad- Be Sure to Decarb First

Of course, there is always the method of merely adding fresh bud to your recipes. While this isn’t going to create the best texture in many foods if you are having a salad pre-dinner aside from the salad in your bowl to toke adding fresh cannabis leaves or decarbed cannabis buds ground up with perhaps some extra virgin olive oil drizzled on top would make a great addition. Be sure that your cannabis is decarbed however otherwise the individual enjoying the salad isn’t going to get the effects they might expect! To learn more about decarbing check out this article!
These are just three simple ways to infuse the feast. Do you have a favorite way to infuse your holiday dinners or foods throughout the year? Do you have tools or products that you can’t live without when it comes to infusion? If so, let us know in the comments below!
 

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Stoned for the Holidays

The holiday season has once again found its way to our calendars. Before we know it that festive time of year will be here. This means larger crowds and more time with family and friends. For many people, this also means going home for the holidays. If you’re going to be at home for the holidays, you might as well be stoned for the holidays.
If you’re looking for some great cannabis strains to be stoned for the holidays this holiday season, you’re in luck. Thanks to cannabis legalization happening in so many places there is a more beautiful selection of delectable cannabis than ever before.

Indicas

Ice

This intense Indica can help you sit back relax and chillax when things start to get a little bit hectic. Be careful if you go to light this stuff up around anyone who doesn’t smoke as they will smell it within the first toke.

Jack Frost

Jack Frost is usually known for nipping at your nose and your toes, but this time he’ll be biting at your lungs if you get you some of this incredible cannabis strain. Sit back and relax in front of the fireplace sipping hot cocoa relaxing with Jack Frost this holiday season for an elevated experience.

Northern Lights

This strain will treat you just right with all the stress of the holidays. Relax and take a load off with a big joint or freshly packed bowl to soothe your soul. Northern Lights pairs delectably with seasonal holiday cookies along with coffee, tea, or cocoa.

God’s Gift

God’s Gift is the perfect strain to enjoy around the holiday season especially in America. No matter what religion you are one of God’s gifts is definitely cannabis. God’s Gift will help get you in the spirit of the holidays in no time at all.

Lavender

Everybody knows that lavender helps to soothe and relax even restless babies. With that in mind, the Lavender cannabis strain took a rise to fame having the same calm, soothing effects on adults. If you’re looking to relax and get away from the stress of the holidays take a few puffs of this funky stuff and your troubles will float away.

Sativas

Strawberry Cough

This is just the strain you need to get you off and help you cough to block out the gut-wrenching sounds of arguing family and annoying in-laws this holiday. The extra spunkiness you’ll get from this Sativa might just give you the energy needed to get up and walk away to a happier place.

Jack Herer

This legendary strain named after the iconic cannabis activist, advocate, and author himself Jack Herer is one that will make you shake your derriere. This earthy strain has an immaculate flavor profile with a buzz to boot.

Super Silver Haze

Silver bells don’t have anything on Silver Haze especially when it’s Super Silver Haze. You can find yourself in a haze for days with a few puffs of Super Silver Haze. When you got to stay up all night to make presents come out just right Super Silver Haze may be the friend that sticks with you till the end.

Lamb’s Bread

Lambs are synonymous with religions around the world and during the holiday season what better strain to enjoy than Lamb’s Bread? This sweet, delicious tasting cannabis strain is rumored to have been the favorite of legendary music performer and cannabis supporter Bob Marley. Then there was Mary. Mary had a Little Lamb…that was until she sparked it up and shared it with her fam. Because of this festive treat, they all had the best holiday ever.

Durban Poison

If your family and friends start to become a little bit troublesome this holiday season just poison them. No, don’t actually poison them with poison give them some Durban Poison or even enjoy some Durban Poison yourself. This spunky sativa has a euphoric body buzz and frequently helps facilitate the giggles.
Between these five Indica cannabis strains and five Sativa cannabis strains, you’re sure to find a way to be stoned for the holidays. Now the only thing left to do is make sure you’re home for the holidays.

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5 Strains That are Spooktacular for Halloweed

Looking to reach new heights this year while you take in the freights on Halloweed? If so, turn Halloween into Halloweed. It won’t take much with these spooktacular, eerie, and outright frightening strains of ganja! Remember not to overconsume though or the only thing scary about the night could be your overwhelming high.

Voodoo

Start the night off right with a Sativa dominant strain by the name of Voodoo. This strain won’t leave you feeling like someone is playing with a voodoo doll version of you. Instead, it will have you uplifted and ready to take in the freights of the night. This beautiful Sativa delight is a descendant of a Thai landrace.
Consumers describe the flavor of Voodoo as being pungent and tropical with hints of a nutty undertone and aroma. The most common effects from Voodoo tend to be happiness, euphoric, energetic and overall uplifting. She is also known for providing a spark of creativity which makes her perfect for enjoying while you are bringing your Halloweed costume to life.

Ghost OG

Ghost OG is a spooktacular strain that may just sneak up on you like a ghost. Be careful with this hybrid as she is known to produce a potent long-lasting heavy high that might just knock your socks off. Ghost OG comes from none other than the notorious OG Kush.
Her flavors, aroma, and effects are perfect for Halloweed, as well as every other day of the year. Consumers describe the taste of Ghost OG as being earthy with hints of citrus and pine throughout. The most common effects from Ghost OG tend to be relaxation, happiness, euphoria, and sleepiness.

White Widow

White Widow is a notorious hybrid cannabis strain that has been enjoyed by individuals on Halloweed for many years. This infamous strain is a combination of two amazing landraces being a South American Sativa and a South Indian Indica. This combination makes for the perfect pair and won’t give you a scare.
Instead, she will have you wanting to eat treats and playing tricks on your friends. Consumers describe the flavor of White Widow as being earthy, woody and a bit flowery in the aftertaste. The most common effects from White Widow tend to be happiness, relaxation, and euphoria.

Killer Queen

Killer Queen is a dream strain for Halloween. This hybrid cannabis strain is a combination of G13 and Cinderella 99. Be careful with Killer Queen, she’s used to being the belle of the ball, and if you aren’t careful, she just might give you a fright with just how quick she will hit you.
Consumers describe the flavor of Killer Queen as being pungent and sweet with an earthy aroma and undertone. The most common effects from Killer Queen tend to be euphoria, creativity, happiness and an overall sense of being uplifted making her perfect for toking on during your Halloweed festivities.

Zombie Kush

To top off your Halloweed partake in a few tokes of Zombie Kush. Be careful because this potent Indica dominant strain may just knock you on your tush. Zombie Kush is a combination of two heavy-hitting potent strains, Amnesia, Bubba Kush, and Lavender.
Consumers describe the flavor of Zombie Kush as being pungent and earthy with a hint of grape. The most common effects from Zombie Kush tend to be relaxation, happiness, hunger, and sleepiness making it the perfect strain for winding down on fright night.
How will you be celebrating Halloweed? Will you be partaking in a toke? If so, do you have a favorite fright night strain? If so let us know in the comments below!

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Infusing Yoga with Cannabis – What You Need to Know

Despite cannabis just becoming “legal” in many places, it’s existence dates back more than 10,000 years. Before prohibition began just less than a century ago and still today, cannabis is utilized for many different reasons in a plethora of cultures globally. One of those reasons is for spiritual purposes and enlightenment.
Another ancient practice that is believed to be one component of an overall enlightened lifestyle is yoga. In the publication titled “Yoga Sutras” which was penned roughly 2,000 years ago by an Indian Sage named Patanjali there are references to the utilization of herbs as one of the 5 paths to enlightenment.
Many believe these references are about cannabis. This is due to the history of cannabis in the Indian culture. For example, in India, it’s tradition to honor the deity Shiva with cannabis elixir. India has also referenced cannabis sativa in texts from the Vedic period regarding an intoxicating ritual drink known as Soma.
Today many individuals are choosing to combine the two ancient components in what the masses refer to as Ganja Yoga. Cannabis-infused yoga if you will is, in fact, becoming quite the hit in cities around the world as the movement to legalize the herb once more continues to be victorious.

The Synchronicity of Combining the Cannabis and Yoga

Many people are familiar with the benefits of Yoga and the benefits of cannabis, but are the two better together? According to individuals such as Lu Pancini, a certified yoga instructor that runs The House of Yoga where yogis and consumers can partake in cannabis-infused yoga sessions, and her husband Joey, cannabis could be the key to allowing individuals the ability to “enjoy the full benefits of yoga.”
Here are some of the benefits of combining cannabis and yoga!

  • Cannabis relaxes both the mind and body which in return will allow you to become more mindful and eliminate pain points.
  • Cannabis helps to relieve both pain and anxiety. These are two factors that could otherwise reduce the effectiveness of yoga.
  • It is believed that cannabis consumption even in small doses before a yoga session can help students to become more in-tune with the philosophy that the body, mind, and spirit are one, an essential philosophy of yoga.
  • Cannabis for many also lowers inhibitions allowing students to try poses they may not have tried previously.
  • The practice of yoga tends to help reduce stress and decrease blood pressure. It can also increase metabolism and support your overall immune system. Coincidentally, cannabis can also help with all of these aspects, so it only makes sense that the two would work even better together.

From Ancient Text to Modern Times

One of the earliest texts of spiritual guidance known to man as The Vedas references the use of yoga and cannabis together dating back as far as 2000-1400 BC. The first U.S. pairing of the two in the modern day, however, was in 2009, and the two were brought together by Dee Dussault.
Dee has more than 20 years of experience as a hatha yoga instructor. She is also the author of Ganja Yoga: A Practical Guide to Conscious Relaxation, Soothing Pain Relief, and Enlightened Self-Discovery. This publication provides guidance on how to best incorporate cannabis into your yoga routine.
Speaking of how to incorporate the herb into your yoga practices best, here are a few tips for combining the two for the most elevated and enlightened experience possible.

Tips for Incorporating Cannabis into Your Yoga Routine

When it comes to incorporating cannabis into your yoga routine, there are a few things you will want to remember. One is you know your body better than anyone, and you know what works and what doesn’t. Never deny your self-knowledge. Consume and proceed only as you feel comfortable. It is only then that you will truly be at one and benefit the most from this experience. With this in mind, here are a few other tips for combining cannabis and yoga.

  • Start your routine with a Sativa strain or a Sativa dominant hybrid. These types of strains tend to provide an energetic and uplifting effect. If Sativas are known for making your mind race or increasing your anxiety, it may be best to start with a hybrid. You know your body best. Find what works for you and go with the flow.
  • Indica strains are recommended towards the end and even after your routine as they relax the body and mind. This allows you to remain in a state where you can best reflect on your practices.
  • Ganja yoga isn’t just about smoking cannabis either. In fact, many people who combine the two actually prefer to utilize different consumption methods. Methods such as consuming edibles, infused drinks, and vaping as opposed to or even in combination with smoking.

Do you incorporate cannabis into your yoga routine or have you ever attended a Ganja Yoga type class? If so, we’d love to hear your thoughts and suggestions in the comments below!

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Study Shows Cannabis Impairs Memory

Study Shows Cannabis Impairs Memory

A joint study recently released by two Universities recently provides new insight into how cannabis impairs memory. They discovered that habitual use of cannabis impairs memory in lab rats. The scientists dosed rats with the descriptively named WIN 55,212‐2 cannabinoid and they began struggling to identify and remember objects.
Universidade de Lisboa in Portugal and the University of Lancaster in the United Kingdom conducted the study. They looked into the long-term effects of cannabis consumption for new insights into reducing the side effects of cannabis. After analyzing the data, they recently published their results in the Journal of Neurochemistry.
The peer reviewed paper is part of a new wave of research looking into the effects of cannabis. It is part of a larger initiative to uncover the mysteries hidden in cannabinoids and our own bodies. The authors of this study also conducted another that shed light on how cannabis impairs the ability to recall memories.Readers interested in more information can check out their current white paper at onlinelibrary.wiley.com or their previous research at squ.pure.elsevier.com.

Habitual Use May Pose Risk

The study found that rats dosed with WIN 55,212‐2 didn’t recognize objects they had previously seen. But the drug didn’t affect their motor functions or anxiety level. Brain tissue tests also showed structural changes in brain regions important to memory and cognition.
This means that heavy or habitual use can have long-lasting impact on users. Most people understand that cannabis impairs memory. But this is one of the first times that scientists have proven the link between cannabinoids and memory.
The discovery adds to what we know about cannabis interacts with the functional mechanisms in the brain. It also sheds new light on the importance of the serotonin system in processing cannabinoids. This is one more step forward for patients suffering from a variety of diseases that affect memory.

Cannabis isn’t perfect

Despite the claims of hippies and spiritualists, cannabis can provide negative side effects. Not everyone wants to be blazed while using cannabinoids. Many patients prefer CBD instead of THC because it doesn’t produce a noticeable “high”. Finding a way to counteract the high could allow high THC consumption without the normal negatives.
One of the most iconic side effects of cannabis is how it impairs memory. Yet the mechanics of how this happens are complex and difficult to study outside the lab. With so many countries changing their stance of cannabis, researchers are finally able to see what all the fuss is about. The complex nature of cannabinoids means that single cannabinoids interact with a variety of brain systems simultaneously.
The study author Ana Sebastião cited the growing cannabis market and therapeutic use of cannabis as a main consideration as reported by Medical News Today. The author claims we should consider the downsides of therapeutic cannabis use and try to find ways to address them. After all, only understanding the nature of the risks of cannabis use will allow us to take action to avoid or prevent them.

The information in this article is designed to provide helpful information. It is not meant to diagnose or treat any medical condition. These are opinion pieces based on trusted sources.

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Study Finds Cannabis Effective for Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia study sheds new light

A new study coming out of the University of New Mexico shows potential of cannabis to treat an especially difficult mental disorder. This is welcome news for sufferers of schizophrenia since there is little good news about the disease in the press. As one of the most complex neurological disorders known, there is precious little known about it.
Despite the poor understanding most people have of schizophrenia, teams across the world work to discover the mechanisms of the disease and try to find new treatments. The journal Medicines published a report recently on new research performed by two departments of the University of New Mexico. Jegason P. Diviant and Jacob M. Vigil lead the study testing the effectiveness of phytocannabinoids in treating schizophrenia.
The Department of Psychology and Department of Economics collaborated for the study and published their findings together last week. They looked at how neurotransmitters in the brain work in the presence of cannabis. Diviant and Vigil used a systemic approach instead of a targeted one and observed significant changes.

This is big news

For decades, doctors and patients alike believed that consuming cannabis reduced control over episodes. But it seems that at least some cannabinoids reduce neuroinflammation, a prime component of schizophrenic delusions. Cannabis also eased several other key components of the disease with no added health risks.
The big news is that the groups findings indicate that cannabinoids may provide effective control and relief from schizophrenic episodes. They even found evidence that it works when used in conjunction with certain standard treatments. But the researchers stopped short of declaring it an outright cure for schizophrenia.
The medical establishment is still coming to terms with the reintroduction of cannabis. Progress is slow but research like this is moving forward, offering the promise of new hope to suffering people. But these results contribute to a growing library of diseases that are treatable with cannabis.

More research is needed

According to the study authors, schizophrenia affects about 0.5% of the population and most sufferers are on chemical medications. But the complex nature of schizophrenia means that researchers and medical doctors have to look at the environmental, autoimmune, and neuroinflammatory causes simultaneously. When they do, cannabis proves to be an effective method of treatment by interacting with the endocannabinoid system.
Similar to a master network of chemical signals, the endocannabinoid system promotes mental and physical homeostasis. By infusing our bodies with specific cannabinoids (in this case phytocannabinoids) we can bolster our natural abilities and promote balance. As more research becomes public, it highlights the overall impact of the endocannabinoid system on an individuals health.
There is significantly more to learn about schizophrenia and how cannabis helps treat it. But we can all appreciate what this means for the medical world. For patients suffering from the various forms of schizophrenia, this is wonderful news. There may be a cannabis based treatment developed and released in the near future.

The information provided in this article is designed to provide helpful information. It is not meant to diagnose or treat any medical condition. These are opinion pieces based on trusted sources.

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Canadian Government Marijuana Sales

The use of cannabis is gradually increasing in many countries. With over nine states in the USA legalizing it, the number is likely to increase. Other states have started following suit by voting for its legalization.
Canada has not been left behind and it will make history on October 17, 2018. The Federal Government will legalize recreational marijuana. The push has been there for years. Medical marijuana has been in use since 2000. However, there would be laws that’ll govern the sales, possession, and usage of marijuana.
The marijuana prices have already become a talk of the town with every investor stretching their hands to this soon to be gold-mine. However, the government has stepped in to regulate the sales.
I am going to discuss three important factors about Marijuana legalization in the country.
The Effect Marijuana Sales Will Have on the Economy
The marijuana business is a guaranteed huge payday to the Canadian Government. According to statistics, over C$6 billion was spent on marijuana in 2014. Remember, at this time marijuana was not legalized. The government was able to generate a tax of over C$400 million. Now the drug is about to be legalized. The number is likely to double or even triple.
Bloomberg.com has stated that the weed sale has exceeded what the largest plane manufacturer produces. Statcan – a statistics agency company – has conducted a research and found that legalization would greatly boost the country’s GDP.
The agency has also gone a step further to find out how much the weed will cost. The agency wants to compare the cost of marijuana while it’s legalized and when it was still under the black market. The drug price is likely to reduce but users will increase. If you do the math well, the overall sales will be higher.
Tourism
Canada is the home to rich culture and incredible wonders of nature. The Rocky Mountains and cities of Victoria, Calgary and Vancouver are mainly dominated by itineraries. These are just but a small number of attractions professed by the country.
The government marijuana sales are likely to hit this sector in a positive way. Canada is trying to compete with the industry in the USA which is considered to be abnormal. According to the CEO and co-founder of Cannabis Data Firm BDS analytics, all the pharmaceuticals industries are interested in the sales. The move is likely to welcome many visitors to the country. This is so because it seems like the government is backing up the sales. Many European countries are closely monitoring the legalization with the aim of starting to tour the country. With the expansion of tourism, the economy is likely to be boosted.
The measure of weed consumption
The Canadian government is obviously going to reap quite a fortune from the sales. Upon legalization of weed in Colorado, the state government was able to collect over $76 million and $87 million in the first and second year respectively. Canada is the second largest country in the world and one of the most populated countries in the world. The sales are likely to be more.
To get the data straight, the government came up with models to measure the amount of weed consumption. The data collected will help in establishing the amounts of dollars the government would be able to raise.
The government came up with these guidelines to help in getting the average weed consumption.

  • The number of people consuming the drug.
  • The number of grams each individual is likely to consume.
  • The number of days each individual can take consuming the weed in a year.
  • The price of each gram.

Let’s assume that 150,000 people consumed 2 grams for a year daily. Let’s also say the price of a pop is C4$.  If you do the math well, the overall amount spent would be over C$3 billion. This is an assumption. We have also not counted the kilograms of weed smuggled overseas or out of Canada.  This is likely to boost the GDP of Canada.
The mathematics we’ve done above only reflect recreational marijuana, we’ve left out medical marijuana.
The Takeaway
The Canadian government did a lot of calculations before they opted to legalize the drug. Many people support the move and are optimistic that the plan will strengthen the economy. However, there will be some disadvantages in the social sector since many people will be addicts to the drug which can lead to an increase in criminal activities. However, for now, all the eyes are on the said date with the weed-lovers waiting for their big day.

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The Puffco Peak: The Pinnacle of Dabbing [Review]

A staple in the concentrate consumption scene, Puffco is behind some of the best vaporizers we see today. Being in the industry for only 5 years, Puffco immediately managed to be one of the foremost brands in the concentrate consumption platform. With products like the Puffco Plus and the Puffco Pro 2, this Los Angeles-based vaporizer company quickly gained a strong foothold in the portable vaporizer market, and with their latest offering, they plan to take your portable vaping experience to a whole new level.
The Puffco Peak was unveiled in the previously held International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) sometime around January earlier this year. It was then made available to wax concentrate consumers a few months later. During its release, the Puffco Peak was dubbed as the most advanced vaporizer ever made and was presumed to have cutting-edge features making it the smartest portable dab rig on the market.
First Impressions
With all the hype it was getting, the Puffco Peak swiftly became the talk of the town. Said to have been the future of dabbing, the Peak by Puffco is equipped with some of the most advanced features, the likes of what you’d see and expect from a top-tier rig.
Users found it hard to classify the Peak and later decided that it needed a classification of its own – and e-rig. The Peak brings together the elements of two of the best tools in concentrate consumption (an e-nail and a dab rig) very much like how its founder and CEO, Roger Voladarsky, brought together the “disciplines of design, technology, and engineering,” the principles and the elements that made Puffco the brand they are today. Quickly becoming an icon, the Puffco Peak sports a distinguishable triangular shape, a stable and firm figure, representing reliability and steadfastness, something dabbers are looking for in an e-rig. The Peak also boasts four unique heat settings giving you a wide array of temperature profiles, heats up in as fast as 20 seconds, features haptic feedback, and charges fast with low discharge rate. But what separates the Puffco Peak from the competition is its Intelligent Temperature Calibration (ITC), it’s what makes the Puffco Peak smart. It automatically remembers and adjusts the temperature and calibrates it with that of the ceramic bowl’s which ensures you’re getting the same level of heat – and high.
Could the Peak really be worth all the hype and all the money? It doesn’t come cheap, it’s placed under the $300+ mark making it not only a vaporizer of premium quality but one that sports a premium price tag.  
Getting To Know The Peak
Puffco products are known to uphold the core belief of the company – the virtue of purity. The Peak follows suit and is probably the epitome of this standard having components that are specifically designed and engineered to faithfully preserve the qualities of your select concentrates. The physical components of the Puffco Peak mainly compose of ceramic and medical-grade glass pieces, intended to ensure the preservation and retention of the distinct flavor notes and the unmistakable aroma of cannabis concentrates. The glass pieces are made from hand-blown borosilicate glass giving it high resistance to thermal shock and very low coefficient of thermal expansion, perfect for demanding and intense vaping sessions. The glass attachment also features percolation water filtration, giving you moisture-conditioned hits for draws that are smooth both on the throat and on the lungs.
The Puffco Peak also features high-grade ceramic bowls that are perfect for both low-temp dabs and high-temp hits. The ceramic bowls are designed to evenly heat your concentrates regardless of the Peak’s heat settings. Ceramic is inert by nature, compared to quartz and titanium, ceramic holds heat the longest. Even on high temperatures, the ceramic bowls will gradually heat your favorite concentrates without getting to the point of combustion. Moreover, ceramic is pure and because of its inert properties, will not react chemically to heat and will not change or alter your material in any way. True to its promise, Puffco products like the Peak, delivers the best results and lets you experience and enjoy your concentrates in its purest form.
Both the ceramic bowls and the borosilicate glass attachments can effortlessly be removed for easy cleaning and upkeep.
Using The Peak
Surprisingly, while the Puffco Peak is chock full of features making it sophisticatedly high-tech, it operates and steers like the average vaporizer. It could well be because the underlying technology behind the Puffco Peak basically stems from portable vape pens – Puffco’s bread and butter.
This principle makes the Puffco Peak relatively easy to use. Here’s how.

  1. Make sure that the Puffco Peak is fully charged to get optimum results. Generally, the Puffco Peak charges more or less in two hours and will yield an average of 30 dabs before the battery goes low.
  2. Remove the glass chamber from the base and fill it with water, just enough that the water barely touches the air holes.
  3. Replace the glass attachment and hold the power button on the Puffco Peak to turn the device on.
  4. To toggle between the temperature profiles, simply tap the same button thrice till you get to your desired temperature level.
  5. Check and open the carb cap to expose the ceramic bowls where you’ll be loading your materials.
  6. Using the loading tool, drop desired amount of concentrates onto the ceramic bowls and tap the power button twice to begin heating the concentrates.
  7. Start vaping and enjoy.

With just a few easy steps, even beginners will be able to use the Puffco Peak like a pro. The water filtration effectively cools down the vapors as well as sift any irritants giving out subtle vapors – the kind that doesn’t make you cough.
Final Thoughts
There’s no wonder why the Puffco Peak is seen as the best in its class, it’s really worth every penny. With top-tier features like unique heat settings and smart temperature calibration, the Puffco Peak indeed is the pinnacle of dabbing.

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Locked and Loaded: The Yocan Loaded Vaporizer

Yocan devices have been known as an industry standard for affordable and practical vaporizers that can perform as well as other devices twice its price. With their latest offering, The Yocan Loaded, they introduced new and revolutionary features like an extendable mouthpiece and a new way to remove and replace coils for quick and effortless transition from one vaping style to another. It’s a wax pen vaporizer built with the daily, on-the-go dabber in mind. Whether you’re a casual or a medical consumer, you’re sure to find that the Yocan Loaded is an ideal companion for your daily wax concentrate consumption needs.  
The Loaded Design – What’s New
Like most of Yocan’s products, the Yocan Loaded wax pen vaporizers are simple, minimalistic, and straightforward. A single power button simplifies operation leaving little to no learning curve and using the Loaded comes as natural as breathing.  
Atop the Loaded sits the extendable mouthpiece, one would simply have to turn the mouthpiece counterclockwise to extend the mouthpiece. Extending the mouthpiece provides a slightly longer vapor path and funnels the vapors to allow better cooling which helps remove some of the irritants from the vapor. Not only does the extendable mouthpiece enhance and improve the quality of the vapor, it also helps keep your vaping session clean as it keeps the actual mouthpiece hidden inside keeping it away from dust and dirt. This is perfect for those who keep their devices inside their pockets or in their bags when not in use.
Apart from the retractable mouthpiece, one of the new features from the Yocan Loaded is its atomizer base. The atomizers can be accessed in a chamber with a door-like hatch. Opening the hatch exposes the atomizer; the atomizer is connected to the battery via magnetic links allowing ease of use and quick removal and replacement of atomizers depending on your needs.  
Both features aren’t exactly new to Yocan products, however, the way they were applied and executed opened a whole new experience to vaporizer users, especially the ones who prefer vaping on their feet.
Premium Coils
The Yocan Loaded comes with two premium atomizers both are quartz-based giving the Yocan Loaded the capability to respond immediately and provide on-demand heating without affecting the quality of the material in terms of taste, aroma, and potency. Quartz is inert by nature and it does not react chemically to heat which means it’s one of the safest means of heating your concentrates without getting to the point of combustion.  
The quad coil boasts four quartz rods wrapped in high-quality coils. That means four times the fun, four times the vapor production. If you want to blow huge clouds of vapor that are highly visible and are dense they closely mimic the viscosity of real smoke then the quad coils are your best choice. Not only is it aesthetically appeasing, the heightened temperature level brought by the four coils also increases the intensity of the concentrates. The hotter the coils get, the more potent the vapors are. The vapors may come harsh and a small amount of dab on the quad coils will be enough to put you down for a good amount of time.  
The dual coils, on the other hand, are the perfect balance of flavor and vapor. The output of the quad coils isn’t as visually stunning as the quad coils but they yield better tasting vapors compared to the quads. The two quartz coils create vapors that preserve the flavor profile of your favorite concentrate and minimizes the harshness that you will otherwise experience from the quad coils, the vapor output of the dual coil is smoother and provide subtler upshots – perfect for those seeking mild euphoria.
Overall, both atomizers allow the user to experience the full spectrum of their wax concentrates and the intuitively designed hatch perfectly complements both atomizers.  
Yocan Staples
While the Yocan Loaded features new concepts and design applications, it still retains and embodies what we loved about Yocan products.  
One feature that’s become a Yocan staple, especially for their wax pen vaporizers is the wax container or wax stash located just below the vape pen. Those who like to vape on-the-go will no longer have to worry about carrying excess baggage since the Yocan Loaded allows you to keep an extra stash of concentrates for that much needed reload. What’s the point of having two atomizers if you have too few materials?  
You no longer have to worry about leaving home with just enough wax on you. You can now take on extended sessions and not worry about coming up short on wax. The bottom wax container is also magnetically latched onto the battery and like the atomizers, they can easily be removed and replaced. Yocan brings its design on a whole new level with the Loaded. The wax container’s interior is lined with medical-grade silicone so it’s safe to keep your wax concentrates in there. The container also features a dual compartment design which allows you to store two kinds of concentrates in one small container. This design and engineering are also rooted in the fact that the Loaded can be used with two atomizer coils. If you prefer to use different strains for each atomizer coil, then the wax storage discreetly hidden at the bottom of this wax vape pen is the perfect tool for keeping those waxy and oily substances.  
Another principal feature seen on most Yocan products is the generous battery. The Loaded is outfitted with 1400mAh batteries that’s enough for more than just the usual, casual sessions. The decision to incorporate a larger, more powerful battery is based on the atomizer coils. A 1400mAh battery is the prime choice to power up the Loaded’s quad coils, the larger the atomizer, the more demanding its requirements are.  
Final Thoughts
Overall, the Yocan Loaded is the embodiment of a modern classic. A piece of technology that molds tried and trusted brand staples together with brand new innovations that are designed to help improve the user’s overall experience. Yocan Loaded is available at yocanvaporizer.com.

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What are the Top Cannabis Strains for Pain?

Many people use medical or recreational cannabis to remedy pain. Marijuana is definitely a great choice but it’s also a very diverse drug. The properties of the bud will decide how effective it will be for relieving your pain. Most importantly, whether it’s an “indica” or “sativa” strain will serve as a telling factor of what you can expect.
Let’s evaluate the top indica & sativa strains for pain relief…

Indica Strains for Pain Relief

Indica is often joked as being “in da couch” because it gives a full body high that essentially shuts off your brain’s ability to send pain signals. For the most severe cases, indica weed is the way to go — many medicinal users religiously stick by indica for its strong pain relief effects.
Some top-rated indica cannabis strains include:

  • Blue Cheese
  • Critical Mass
  • Granddaddy Purple
  • Hash Plant
  • Hindu Kush
  • Master Kush
  • Northern Lights
  • Purple Kush
  • Sensi Star

Notice a recurring theme in that list?
“Kush” is included in many of the names. If you’re new to marijuana, you might believe people use this term loosely — as if it’s a codeword in the streets like “green” or “herb”. The truth is, kush is always either an indica or indica-dominant hybrid strain.
Therefore, most users seeking pain relief results will find happy results from one of the kush strains. The other strains on that list are also very effective choices for pain relief. Many of these strains have very high THC levels as well, such as Purple Kush which measures in at 17 to 27 percent.

Sativa Strains for Pain Relief

The problem with sativa strains is that they provide more of a head high than a body one. The result is more relief to head-related pains such as chronic headaches or migraines. However, general pain relief in the body does occur when using sativa strains. Further, if you medicate through a vaporizer — even if it’s sativa, the pain relief impact will be long-lasting.
Even so, users seeking pain relief symptoms are highly recommended to focus their medicating experience on indica-based strains. If you wish to avoid the “energy dragging effects” that sometimes happen, go ahead and use an indica-dominant strain instead. That said, if your pain symptoms are minor — and supposing you like the head high effect — a sativa or sativa-dominant hybrid strain would be a solid choice.
Some top-rated sativa cannabis strains include:

  • AK-47
  • Amnesia Haze
  • Green Crack
  • Hawaiian Snow
  • Jack Herer
  • Laughing Buddha
  • Sour Diesel
  • Strawberry Cough

If you do go the sativa route, try microdosing first. Some users find that a high THC sativa strain can cause pain relief without any cloudiness when taken at lower levels.
One more note — if you go for a hybrid strain, remember there are two types: indica-dominant and sativa-dominant. For pain relief purposes, an indica-dominant will typically provide superior results. If you still find the body effect to be too much, the sativa-dominant alternative will at least keep some of the major pain relief benefits due to the partial indica content.

Final Verdict

Both medical and recreational marijuana heals pain in such a fashion that prescription painkillers are no longer required. Being dependent on a natural, herbal remedy like cannabis is a game-changer.
The opiate addiction epidemic our world is facing right now is well-known. You don’t want to become another statistic — but if you keep smoking a strain that doesn’t effectively provide pain relief, it’s possible you’ll give up on a weed as your painkiller and look for something else.
Don’t be afraid to explore the strains out there before you decide what works.
Use coupons and watch for marijuana deals and promotions to do a small bulk order on different strains. Research them beforehand and keep track of their effects on you, while noting their measurements, so you can figure out what strains relieve your pain the most.
A great tip: Find a few marijuana strains that work for you. Keep switching between them every so often so your body doesn’t fully adapt to the effects. The changeup will keep the pain relief symptoms working strong instead of weakening over time.
Note:
This post is meant to help users find and understand general information on cannabis strains for pain. Please get professional advice from your doctor before using any cannabis strain.  
Sources:
https://greencamp.com/marijuana-for-migraines/