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A New Strain of Marijuana?

High Times recently published an article about a new strain of cannabis discovered in Australia’s Blue Mountains. Most stoners could talk your ear off about the benefits of sativa, indica, or ruderalis (which has a lesser THC content so it’s less popular), but a new strain raises a lot of questions. Questions like what does it smoke like? and where can I get it?… Researchers have merely confirmed that it is indeed a new strain but they don’t have any seeds, only the sample of a single plant. Without any seeds we can’t cultivate anything. It’s up to 420-friendly hikers in the Australian Blue Mountains to find a seed and bring it back for the benefit of mankind. So get on it if you’re down under. You gave the world Crocodile Dundee and Steve Irwin, but you haven’t done much for us lately. A new strain of marijuana would make for a great comeback.http://www.hightimes.com/read/new-strain-cannabis-discovered

Critically Rated at 13/17

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Stems

I don’t want to alarm anybody, but I smoke weed. In fact, I’m pretty good at it. I always some bud available at the house. Hit me up if you want to blaze. Anyway, one byproduct of smoking marijuana is that you’re left with an abundance of stems. The stems are the leftover traces of weed once you trim the leaves and smoke the bud. Stems are like sticks or branches. In fact, it smells and tastes like wood smoke when you burn it. It’s not an enjoyable smoke. A lot of people simply throw the stems away, but you can use them in a variety of ways. You can chew on them. It won’t get you very high but you get some of that delicious weed flavor. You can steep them in hot water and make a nice herbal tea. You can use them to make a balm for small cuts or bug bites. You can scrape the THC crystals off of them and make kief. It takes quite a few stems to make something worthwhile, but it’s better than throwing them away. Don’t be wasteful. Be resourceful.

Critically Rated at 10/17

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Hemp

The Green Revolution is upon us and the US Government just passed a bill allowing the cultivation of the plant in ten states thanks to a “federal farm bill agreement” that occurred on Monday. Hemp is also Cannabis sativa, which is a strain of marijuana, but hemp is grown with a reduced amount of THC (and any stoner will tell you that THC is the shit that gets you high). You don’t want to smoke hemp, you want to smoke weed. Hemp is a wonder plant. Hemp was a part of our agricultural industry back in the day. The word “canvas” is derived from cannabis. It does so many things. You can make clothes out of it, you can make paper out of it, you can make rope out of it, you can make food and nutritional products out of it. You can use it to make plastic. It can be used as a source of fuel. You can even make hemp milk (similar to soy milk) out of it. Hemp is amazingly versatile, the only thing you can’t do with it is smoke it.

Critically Rated at 14/17

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Edibles

Why smoke weed when you can eat it? Edibles are culinary cannabis creations that get you high. You can buy premade treats from a dispensary or find appetizing recipes online. You can make almost anything magical: cookies, brownies, rice crispy treats, pasta, dressing, butter, chocolate, etc. You can even improve bacon. Edibles have endless opportunities but smoking weed is more fun. I like rolling it or packing a bowl, I like sparking the lighter, I like taking a hit and holding it in… I like the whole ritual of it all. But edibles are delicious and discrete. You can eat them in plain sight, you can take them on planes, into movies and concerts and get your stoned on without bothering anyone with smoke. They’re called magic brownies for a reason: not only is the brownie delicious but it also gets you stoned. How magical is that?

Critically Rated at 14/17

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Grinders

It’s time for a joint or a blunt and someone has to break up the weed. You can cut it up using scissors or break it up with your fingers but they will get all sticky. Grinders are the way to go. They are little cylinders that open up to reveal jagged teeth. You put the buds in between the teeth and twist the top and the bottom. This shreds the weed, making it the perfect filling your rolling paper or blunt wrap. Some of the better grinders have a keif catcher on the bottom. All the extra THC crystals will make their way into there and you can harvest that to make hash. Grinders are for the more committed stoners. If you don’t smoke regularly, you probably don’t need one. You slacker.

Critically Rated at 13/17

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Vaporizers

The healthiest way to smoke if you want to make a career out of it. Vaporizers don’t actually burn the weed. Instead it heats it to the point the THC vaporizes and so you aren’t technically smoking because nothing is burning.

There are a few types of vaporizers. The cheaper ones are wooden boxes with a tube that you inhale from. The problem with these is that sometimes they aren’t heating properly and you just think you’re getting high but you are getting lightheaded from sucking on a tube for 5 minutes. The more expensive vaporizers are digital. The best one is the Volcano. It uses a giant plastic bag to capture all the THC vapor. Now they even have small portable vaporizers that you can recharge from your USB port. Because you aren’t burning the weed, the smell is hardly noticeable.  They are ideal if you have angry neighbors or if you wanna get high without your roomie trying to get in on it.

The downside is that you aren’t actually smoking weed. I like the act of sparking the lighter and passing the pipe or blunt around. Sucking on a tube and inhaling from a bag just doesn’t feel right.

Critically Rated at 11/17 for wooden box vaporizers.

Critically Rated at 15/17 for digital vaporizers.

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