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Top 4 Cannabis Tips

By John Clarke

CannabisWhether can­nabis is hard to come by for you, or you don’t like asso­ci­at­ing with crim­in­als to get hold of it, or even if can­nabis has lost its allure as tol­er­ance slowly creeps in, these four tips will help you get the most from your stash.

#1 - Store It Wisely

If you keep your weed in ziplock bags, or a tobacco tin, or safely secreted under the garden gnome with the green hat, then you’re storing it wrong! Well, not wrong, but you’re cer­tainly not making the most of it. Most of the THC in can­nabis is found in the micro­scopic trans­lu­cent hairs, or trich­omes, cov­er­ing the buds. Since these are on the outside of the plant, they have a habit of falling off, or stick­ing to the bag your weed is kept in, which is bad news for you. For­tu­nately, the solu­tion is eleg­antly simple — store your can­nabis in a pot with a mesh screen at the bottom, like this Alu­minium Mesh Stash Box. In no time, you’ll have a respect­able amount of trich­omes col­lec­ted in the bottom com­part­ment. If you’re lazy, you can roll a joint with a pinch or two, but if you’re a ded­ic­ated pothead, you can press several grams of it into your own incred­ibly potent hash.

#2 - Weigh It

Truweigh Digital ScalesWeigh­ing out exactly how much can­nabis you put into a joint brings a number of bene­fits. Sounds boring, but you’d be sur­prised at how much this tip could save you. Firstly, you prob­ably need much less weed than you think. Start out by weigh­ing out the amount of weed you’d nor­mally smoke and write it down some­where. Then, when you come to roll another joint, reduce that amount by 10 or 20 mg and see if it still gets you to where you want to be. Keep going with this until the last joint you’ve smoked isn’t quite enough. The pre­vi­ous com­fort­able amount of weed is now your stand­ard amount, which will almost def­in­itely be less than when you started out. The second benefit is that you can now be sci­entific with your joint rolling. Each joint you smoke will be as strong as the last, and as strong as the next one. You know exactly what to expect.  Rolling for more people than usual? Then just mul­tiply up the amount. Going out for some­thing import­ant later on? Smoke 10mg less than your stand­ard weight. The final benefit is only achieved if you have scales with a little plastic lid on. When you’re done weigh­ing it out, you can push it all up against the side of the lid into a line, which can then be dropped straight into your rolling paper. What’s the point in that, I hear you ask? Well, then you have direct control over the dis­tri­bu­tion of pot in your joint. Want to put more pot in the front? Then make your line thicker at one end. Are you rolling for loads of people? Then you might want to make your line as con­sist­ent as pos­sible to benefit the most people. The pos­sib­il­it­ies are endless! Kind of.

#3 - Potentiate Your Pot

There are a couple of per­fectly legal and cheap things you can use to max­im­ise the effects of your weed. These work espe­cially well if you’ve been smoking non-stop for years and rolling on the floor pissing your pants at the latest cat macros is only a distant memory. They might be a bit much for the novice smoker, but that’s the flip side — you need to smoke less, stretch­ing out your weed supply as much as pos­sible. The first is 5-Hydroxy­Trypto­phan, a bio­lo­gical pre­cursor to sero­tonin (5-HT) and melatonin. Taking 50 — 100 mg of 5-HTP about an hour or so before you smoke has a very notice­able effect. The second is a smoking mixture called Cahoots. I’m not sure exactly which ingredi­ents are respons­ible for this poten­ti­ation, but the words “Twice as long… Twice as strong” on the front of the pack cer­tainly sound reas­sur­ing.

#4 - Create Your Own Smoking Mixture

This is a great tip for those heavy smokers who want to tweak their smoking exper­i­ence slightly, or simply cut down on the amount of tobacco they get through. The idea is to add some other smok­able herbs to your tobacco, without making it taste hor­rible or too harsh. Here’s a quick recipe, but please feel free to adapt it however you like. Please post any sug­ges­tions for improv­ing it in the com­ments.

HerbQuant­ityNotes
Tobacco25gThe least harsh thing to smoke, so it makes a great base
Calea zacat­echi­chi5gAKA Mexican Dream Herb. This keeps on working after the high is gone. If smoking on a regular basis, dreams will be incred­ible
Nymphaea caerulea3gAKA Blue Lotus. In this quant­ity, any psy­cho­act­ive effects will be a minimum, but this is used here as more of a great tasting filler
Salvia divinorum5 or 6 leavesAdds a slightly trippy edge to it, and also keeps the mixture nice and light
Generic Smoking Mixture3gThis adds a bit of a kick! It can be any of the premium smoking mix­tures that cost around £20 for 3g. Try not to use any with a par­tic­u­larly strong flavour like Smoke. Instead, go for some­thing like Genie, Yucatan Fire, Scope, Sence, Caneff, or Bombay Blue.

This can then be rolled with your (weighed out) can­nabis just like tobacco on its own. For extra points, you could even mix in some Cahoots men­tioned in point #3.

If you follow these tips, I guar­an­tee you’ll save money, save weed and have a much more inter­est­ing exper­i­ence.

Got any tips you’d like to share?.

8 Responses to Top 4 Cannabis Tips

  1. max says:

    Save your stems — make ISO hash with them! easy enough to find various methods of doing this on google. just crucial that the iso­p­ro­pyl alcohol con­tains nothing but the alcohol and water at as high a con­cen­tra­tion as you can find, and that you are extremely careful not to do this any­where near any pos­sible source of igni­tion and in an extremely well vent­il­ated area.

    If you don’t fancy that then you can always cook the stems in oil, and use that to cook with. again easy to find instruc­tions on google — basic prin­ciples are to heat the can­nabis to over 108c in the oil, but way under 180c (i tend to keep it at 150c or slightly lower), for a good 2 – 3 hours, simplist way to cook with this is to just use packet brownie mix (remem­ber to cook it at a lower tem­per­at­ure like 150c just for a slightly longer dur­a­tion — dis­reg­ard the packet instruc­tions)

    For both of these methods i’d use about an ounce of stems, if you are impa­tient then you can always add some trim­mings or bud as well. you could even use your kief but the best way to get the most out of that is to smoke it!

  2. Potter Dee says:

    White sage or cooking sage is a super­ior smoke, tasty and by far the smoothest smoke out there, not active, but WAY nicer then tobacco.

    Skullcap, Damiana, and Pas­sion­flower, are also rather good admix­tures

  3. Synchronium says:

    Thanks for the tips, guys.

    Max: Saving your stems would have been number 5 on my list if only I’d have remembered to include it! You could always shred your stems and include it in with your smoking mixture. Too much and it might get a bit harsh though.

    Potter: Kanna (Sce­le­tium tor­tuosum) might also be great for a smoking mixture, since it also poten­ti­ates can­nabis. I’ll keep an eye out for some common sage!

  4. YangombiUmpakati says:

    Hello syn­chronium, I must recom­mend smoking weed with pure leonotis leonorus.. we (all the testers here) expiri­ence much stronger, deeper and more precise weed.. I suggest you try it.. (best com­bin­a­tion is wild dagga (leonotis), tobbaco (amer­ican spirit), some salvia leaves (can be even 5x extract in small amount) and weed.. makes perfect mixture, great to smoke, rich effects, etc.

    nice blog anyway, keep it up, gl&hf

  5. Dragon says:

    Thanks for all the great mixes. I don’t smoke can­nabis anymore, but have regressed to some old inges­ted methods of teas and altern­at­ive smokes.

    I have found Nico­tiana Rustica to be super­ior to regular tobacco (tabacum) in that the nicot­ine levels are quite high. Oddly, 1 smoke blend cigar­ette with rustica relaxes and doesn’t leave that edge to chain smoke like tabacum.

    I have used the fol­low­ing for blends to enjoy at home and also at work and when out and about. You will need to learn your own tol­er­ance due to activ­it­ies like driving etc.

    Rustica as a base. Add Wild Dagga Flowers. Add Salvia D as leaf or even extracts to your desired level of edge. Other blends: add amanita mus­caria, Calea dream herb, Mother­wort, White Sage, or kratom.

    There are so many blends at dif­fer­ent % mixes that the sky is the limit. Pun inten­ded.

    Kava in a morning cock­tail can be a great combo with the blends and can replace the mundane rut of caf­feine.

    Happy blend­ing.

    Green­Light­salvi­aEx­tractsCom

  6. Cakes says:

    salvia is said by some users to impart stronger effects the more times a smoker uses so using it as Innoc­u­ous addit­ive may be con­train­dic­ated depend­ing on someone’s long term plan for Sally.

    about tobacco, since nicot­ine is water soluble, con­cen­trates can be extrac­ted from Or impar­ted to blends without affect­ing bulk.

  7. Cakes says:

    about poten­ti­at­ing pot. the tip about knowing how much pot you consume can also help with knowing your pro­jec­ted usage when it comes time to plan a grow. pro­ject­ing yield will allow you to grow enough to last until next harvest.

    re weigh­ing Exactly. mois­ture content can matter a lot and it only takes a few times opening a baggie before air has a not­ic­able affect.

  8. Ninja Cat 09 says:

    I find that storing in a glass jar helps “cure” (for the lack of a better word) the can­nabis, mois­ture isn’t affected as much, and finally keif can be col­lec­ted by using a 4-piece grinder.

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