Step up your WEED GAME

OP by Charles Deluvio /

Because everyone wants to be the best stoner they can be, right? I was sixteen the first time I got stoned. A friend and I smoked out of a makeshift Dr. Pepper can and it was heavenly. I took a few hits at best. We laughed, ate cookies, and then watched Oprah. Rebels in the making. My anxieties were gone and the world was a little brighter. Since then, I have smoked nearly every day because it simply makes life more fun. Over the years, the options on how to get high have increased exponentially. No more soda cans or carved out apples. I’m also lucky to live in Oregon where it’s legal for recreational sale and use. Needless to say, I am one happy stoner chick. Here are a few ways to take it to a new level;

Vaporizing: This has been around a while and trust me I’ve explored all the options. The EZ Vape, PAX, and multiple pens. My favorite is the Volcano. You’ve all heard of it, and few can afford it. I have never owned one but I’ve used friends. This is a melt in the couch experience. You shred the herb, put it inside, then hook the device up to a plastic bag that inflates with vapor. This is an intense high. Personally, I was stoned for hours and loved every second. Perfect for kicking back and watching movies, or hanging with friends. If you have the money to spare, or win the lotto, don’t hesitate to treat yourself!  Then invite me over please.

Edibles: I have eaten many edibles over the years. I still get excited every time I eat weed. This is my go to for work, or family functions. I occasionally buy them at dispensaries but there is nothing more satisfying than making your own. It’s cheaper too! I have learned through trial and error the best way to make cookies, muffins, or whatever your little stoner heart desires, is coconut oil. Put in equal amounts coconut oil to shredded herb in a crockpot for at least 6 hours. I prefer the low setting to avoid burning. You simply stir it a few times while its cooking and strain the oil through cheesecloth when you are done. A few layers of cheesecloth will keep all the herb out. The oil should be bright green. Then store it in a mason jar in the fridge until you cook or bake with it. Word of advice- Always test your edibles for potency before sharing them with anyone. Second word of advice- the crockpot method will make your place smell like a marijuana grow house.

Dabbing: Holy crapola! This is a fun one. Not something I would do daily as it’s a lot of work. You basically vaporize wax concentrate (torch heated) and inhale the vapors from a rig. The rig is similar to an old school water bong. There are tons of great videos on YouTube if you are beginner. Beginners should be cautious as this high is fierce. You will cough, you may cry, and you will trip hard.  Yes please!

Wake N’ Bake: My favorite. For those who have not smoked right after waking up in the morning, know that you are truly missing out. On your next day off, smoke first. Coffee second. For some reason this is always the best high of the day. We’re all groggy when we first wake up. Or at least I am. Getting baked amplifies that hazy feeling. Depending on what strain you smoke, this could make you lazy or it could give you energy. And the good news is, this applies to naps as well.

ABV: Already. Been. Vaped. If you vaporize often, you know you end up with used brown weed. Instead of throwing it out, try saving it in a jar. I promise it has not lost all of it’s potential. You can use it for making coconut oil. Or butter, if you prefer. I tried olive oil once and it worked well. It won’t be as potent as using shredded fresh flower but they will get you high. The oil/butter will obviously be darker green (almost brown) with this method.

Now let’s get high!





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