What Are Cannabis Oil, Shatter, and Wax Extracts?

 

Shatter, wax, honeycomb, oil, crumble, sap, budder, pull-and-snap…these are some of the nicknames cannabis extracts have earned through their popularity, prevalence, and diversification. If you’ve heard any of those words before, they were likely used to describe BHO (butane hash oil), CO2 oil, or similar hydrocarbon extracts. This list of descriptive subcategories might lead you to believe that there are stark differences between each one, but the division between glass-like shatter and crumbly wax is more superficial than you’d expect. Continue reading “What Are Cannabis Oil, Shatter, and Wax Extracts?”

The Best Meditation Posture

When we practice meditation we need to have a comfortable seat and a good posture. The most important feature of the posture is to keep our back straight. To help us do this, if we are sitting on a cushion we make sure that the back of the cushion is slightly higher than the front, inclining our pelvis slightly forward. It is not necessary at first to sit cross-legged, but it is a good idea to become accustomed to sitting in the posture of Buddha Vairochana. If we cannot hold this posture we should sit in one which is as close to this as possible while remaining comfortable. Continue reading “The Best Meditation Posture”

Traveling to California for Legal Cannabis? Here’s What to Know

Sorry, Los Angeles won’t be one of the cities where stores are open when the state-regulated market launches on New Year’s Day. (TriggerPhoto/iStock)

It’s been a strange year. You’re forgiven if you don’t feel quite ready for 2018. But if you’re traveling to California for New Year’s Day and the state’s launch of adult-use cannabis sales, take heart! We’re here for you.

Sales Don’t Begin Everywhere on Jan. 1

If you’re counting on cannabis stores to be open near you on Jan. 1, don’t. Many parts of the state, including major cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco, won’t see legal sales begin until days or weeks after New Year’s Day. Others have decided to ban retail sales entirely. To help you plan, we’ve been putting together a list of cities where dispensaries are expected to be up and running.

Why the uneven rollout? In the months leading up to Jan. 1, state and local officials scrambled to put rules in place. Not everybody finished in time for sales to start on Day One. Continue reading “Traveling to California for Legal Cannabis? Here’s What to Know”

Perfectly Fluffy Vegan Biscuits

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Perfectly Fluffy Vegan Biscuits

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 6 tablespoons Earth Balance (vegan margarine), cut into  medium sized pieces
  • 3/4 cup non-dairy milk
Directions:

1. Preheat your oven to 400. In a medium bowl combine the flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder.

2. With your fingers or a pastry cutter cut in the Earth Balance pieces until they are the size of peas.

3. Take 1 tablespoon of milk out of the 3/4 cup and set it aside. Pour the rest of the milk over the flour and stir gently with a spatula until it comes together. Continue reading “Perfectly Fluffy Vegan Biscuits”

Strain of the Week: Gypsy Kush

Gypsy Kush

What is Gypsy Kush?

What Are Moon Rocks and How Do You Smoke Them?

 

Have you ever been so high that you couldn’t feel your eyebrows, even when you physically touch them? If not, try smoking Moon Rocks and I guarantee you’ll get there. I recently smoked them for the first time ever, and two months later, I’m still unable to locate my facial features. (Worth it, by the way.)

What Are Moon Rocks?

Said to be originally created in 2015 by legendary West Coast rapper Kurupt (and trademarked as Kurupt Moonrock), Moon Rocks are a THC megazord. They’re essentially cannabis buds (historically GSC, but any strain suffices) dipped in or sprayed with hash oil, then rolled in kief. Though the potency of each batch of Moon Rocks varies and depends on how it’s made/who produces it, the general consensus is that they hover around 50% THC. Continue reading “What Are Moon Rocks and How Do You Smoke Them?”

What’s the Right Dose of CBD?

 

This article is sponsored by Tilray, one of the largest and most sophisticated producers of medical cannabis in the world. Tilray is dedicated to providing safe, consistent, and reliable products to patients and furthering clinical research.


As research into the medical applications of cannabis compounds steadily increases, scientists and doctors are shedding new light on how cannabinoids interact with not only the human body, but with other cannabinoids. New studies are providing further insight on why these substances work, how they can be used most effectively, and what new applications they may have in the future. Continue reading “What’s the Right Dose of CBD?”

Herbed Hummus

This year, revamp party food with recipes that make it easy to have the gang over and keep your resolutions intact. Jazz up purchased hummus with a combination of fresh herbs that add bright flavor to this green dip.Recipe: Herbed Hummus

This year, revamp party food with recipes that make it easy to have the gang over and keep your resolutions intact. Jazz up purchased hummus with a combination of fresh herbs that add bright flavor to this green dip.

LEVEL: EASY
SERVES: 8

INGREDIENTS

  • 16 oz. store-bought plain hummus
  • 1 c. roughly chopped mixed fresh herbs, such as parsley, chives, cilantro, and dill

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a food processor, combine hummus and herbs; process until herbs are finely chopped, about 1 minute.

Strain of the Week: Burnt Cookies

Burnt Cookies

What is Burnt Cookies?

Burnt Cookies is another flavorful Cookies cross from Rebel Spirit Cannabis of Oregon. This strain is a cross of Fire OG and Girl Scout Cookies that expresses tight, vibrant flowers frosted in delicious trichomes. Burnt Cookies has a pleasant and unique aroma of citrus, mint, and ginger which translates nicely to the bud’s flavor. It prefers to grow indoors and yields tight, dense nugs that speak to the strain’s GSC lineage. This strain’s buzz is functionally cerebral and easy on the body, making it an enjoyable and flavorful choice for all day consumption.