My Amsterdam Review

When we’re talking vapes The Amsterdam Company is the real deal. These vapes are smooth, taste great and there’s a extensive selection with several varieties to choose from. And vapes aren’t the only thing The Amsterdam Company does great! They also offer edibles, pre-rolls, flower, concentrates and other accessories. Personally, I’ve been blessed to try out quite a few and here’s what I think about them:

Vanilla de Barcelona

I really love my indica strains and The Amsterdam Company’s Vanilla de Barcelona is like a vanilla ice cream on a hot day, with being a mixture of Vanilla Kush, Cream Caramel and  Animal Cookies it kind of makes a lot of sense. You feel the effect instantly because this oil cartridge is strong but smooth, solventless and I just love the pen too, being long and elegant, like a cigarette holder in an old movie!

Super Sour Apple

Super Sour Apple is a sativa oil vape with live rosin and has 99% THC! So this one gets you touching clouds in seconds to say the least. Or as they say, you get “Amsterdam High in the USA!” Personally I love sour flavors and The Amsterdam Company always delivers on flavors that justify their name! Taste great and for me, it creates a creative high in a haze of bliss. Delicious pen for sure.

Pineapple Girl

Pineapple Girl has to be my favorite of all The Amsterdam Company’s vapes. It taste just as it’s called like a sweet pineapple. Being an indica this one does cause what I like to call the “couch-lock effect,”which is perfect to enjoy after a long day or while couch-gating on your off days, which happens to be one my favorite activities…right!?!

THC Gummies

Being the type to make my own edibles with cannabutter, which I thought gave me some tolerance to edibles, proved to not be true because these THC gummies made from cannabis tincture packed a whole different punch! Like a straight knock out to be exact. And like all things Amsterdam Company, they taste great too.


I’ve only personally tried the gummies which contain 200mg THC but The Amsterdam Company does offer a wide variety of options from brownies to fruit roll ups to macaroons and so much more.

Pineapple Express Pre-roll 

The white ash says it all! Above is the the Pineapple Express pre-roll I tried out too! Also tasted The Amsterdam Company’s Blue Dream pre-roll. Both taste, burn and were rolled perfect. With pre-rolls and flower available, along with concentrates, pen charges, grinders and all sorts of other swag I have to say I’m really loving The Amsterdam Company. They offer free, fast, discreet shipping throughout the US. If only they sold the cartridges without the pen since I have a lot of pens already, but hey the more the merrier! For more about them or to order some goodies to try out yourself go straight to the source here: The Amsterdam Company

And as always stay lit!














That Legal Weed

Ever wonder what it’s like to buy legal weed in Nevada and Cali? Personally I had to find..and what I found out was…

It’s awesome! Literally like a dream come true! A potheads paradise! To tell you a little about it, I’m just going to answer the questions I’ve been getting here at home like:

Where did you buy the weed?What did you get? How much did it cost?

I bought everything from dispensaries. The 1st one that popped my cherry was Jenny’s in Las Vegas, Nevada. When you first walk in you give them your ID. An out of state ID is not an issue. While they verify it’s real you’re asked to sit on the couch and wait a few minutes.

Those few minutes I’ll never forget. We already know I’m not use to buying “legal” weed and usually this transaction is way more secretively handled, you know?!?! Not to mention I had eaten some THC gummies on the plane ride over a few hours earlier:

So while I’m sitting there waiting, I see a cop! And in my mind I’m thinking, “This is a set up!”

But then they called my name and I walk through the doors to the candy store! It was as if the gates of heaven had just opened before my eyes! They have everything!!

On this, my 1st experience, I picked up some White Widow, Purple Trainwreck, 6 pre-rolls and some Space Ghost live resin crystals:

All labeled telling you how much THC, CBD, who grew it, where, when and so much more! I love that part, being able to know exactly all the details about what your smoking.

The next morning, bright and early, was time to ride out for Cali while smoking on some Vegas White Widow:

There I went my favorite of all the dispensaries, One Love Beach Club in Long Beach, California. Where I got some Under Dog:

OG Crumble:

Some pre-rolls:

And my absolute favorite this Extreme-Lee live resin cartridge:

I did go to a few other dispensaries where I also picked up some Lucid Oils Dab Syrup , other weed strains, edibles and some shatter!

As for pricing and finding dispensaries in which ever parts of Nevada or California you might like to visit. I’ll say this, I spent on average around $80 at each stop. What I did, being a tourist out of my element, was I made an account with GreenRush and used my own promo code:

Which uses your location to tell you what’s in the area, where are the deals and it took $20 off my first order. I saved some cash and time by ordering online a few times. Other times, like my 1st time, I was just a walk-in and I do recommend being a walk-in a few times too because it’s an experience that I absolutely loved!

The entire trip was lit! If you haven’t visited a recreational state yet, you totally should. It’s so freeing of an experience and I just can’t wait for everybody to legalize nationwide!



Stoners Guide to Halloweed Pumpkin Carving

Just 15 days until Halloweed!! Who’s excited?? Or better yet, who’s ready to carve a pumpkin!?!? Or maybe even smoke it? Yeah…here’s everything you need, from stoney pumpkin carving stencils to my favorite instructional video on how to make a pumpkin bong and tips on keeping that carved pumpkin fresh until Oct. 31st.

So before you do anything your going to need a pumpkin. Once you got one I’d smoke it before I carve it, you know two birds one stone! And for all you visual learners like me, here’s the best pumpkin bong how to video out there from the Smoke Cartel:

That was fun! OK now you got all the hard stuff done, like gutting the pumpkin so lets carve! I don’t know about you but I’m no artist and so the easiest way to carve a dope pumpkin is with a stencil. Here’s the one I used last year:

Just right click view image, print it out, cut it out and trace the image on your pumpkin with a pen or marker. Then you know the rest, carve it out!

Here’s a stencil I’m thinking of using this year:

Same instructions as with the cannabis leaf. Then I have a few inspirational ones I found online like this 420 pumpkin:

Which looks pretty simple to just free hand being lettering and all! Then I have the challenging one where your going to need to have some real pumpkin carving skills that I don’t have and sure as hell can’t teach you:

Wish I knew who did it so I could give them credit..but this is one of those over shared images so the original source is anyone’s guess. But it sure is a dope pumpkin carving job!

Then once you smoke it and carved it and are ready to set it out to rot. Here’s a few tips on keeping it fresher longer:

  1. Rinse out the pumpkin in water to get rid of any gunk.
  2. Fill a tub or large bucket with 3 gallons of water.
  3. Add 3 teaspoons of Clorox (bleach) to the water.
  4. Dunk your pumpkin is this mix.
  5. Then just let your pumpkin air dry.

This should extend it’s liveliness by a week or so! With that said I hope you all have a killer Halloweed and I’d love to see your pumpkin carvings, slide in my DM @smokette_ on Instagram or Twitter!



DIY Hemp Wraps/Blunts

When you think about it, what is a blunt or a hemp wrap really?

Back when I first started smoking weed my favorite blunts were Garcia Vegas’ because you could actually see the veins of the tobacco leaf:

And they are easy to roll but now I’ve turned over a new leaf (pun intended) and switched to a healthier alternative with hemp wraps. My favorite being Juicy Jays which clearly states on the package are “made from natural toasted hemp.”

Making it become clearer and clearer that really a blunt or hemp wrap is really just a leaf! So if you’re like me and have gotten sick of dealing with the “plugs”and went on to grow your own cannabis:

With Croptober right around the corner, then you should have plenty of cannabis leaves (fan leaves) laying around right?

So why not use them to roll!?!?!

To be honest I was surprised that it actually worked but it did!

And here’s how I did it:

Directions:

  1. Set your oven to broil.
  2. Grind the herb that your going to use to fill your DIY blunt with and set it to the side.
  3. Grab your cannabis leaf that your going to roll. Put your fan leaf (you only need one of the 5-7 points) in the oven for 15 seconds. You want to dry it out some but not completely.
  4. Now go ahead and fill with your herb and roll as normal. It’s kind of thin but totally doable.
  5. Once rolled place your rolled blunt back in the oven for another 15 seconds to set.
  6. Now light it up and enjoy!

It smokes just like a regular roll and naturally contains CBD! I will say that it turns off a lot but I had the same compliant about Vegas’ so it’s not really that big of a deal and that’s what’s up! Stay lit fam!


 

 

The Best Part of Waking Up is THC in my Cup

My morning routine always includes a cup of coffee. And it’s even better with a little THC in it! Want to join me in a Cannabis Infused Coffee? Well here’s step by step how to make your own:

Cannabis Infused Coffee (oh and cereal too)

The simplest way to infuse your coffee

And when I say coffee I mean cafe con leche. Which is espresso made in a percolator:

Followed by adding heated, on the stove not the microwave, milk and sugar too it. Anything else is not coffee by my standards. And if you’ve never tried it, you’re welcome in advance.

Back to the Infusion

The simplest way to infuse your coffee is to add cannabis milk to it. Which you can also add to your cereal or whatever else you add milk to like milkshakes! Best part? It it so simple to make too!

Making cannabis infused milk is very similar to making cannabutter. You’re going to need:

  • 1 cup of milk. (You can use which every milk you like but keep in mind that THC  binds to fat, so whole milk will create the strongest infused milk. )
  • 2 -3 grams of your favorite ganja
  • saucepan
  • container to pour your milk into and later refrigerate

Instructions

  1. Decarboxylate the bud by grinding it, putting it on a parchment paper and then in the oven at 220 degrees for 30 minutes to pull out the terpenes and activate the THC.
  2. On the stove top heat your milk in the saucepan at on a low flame. Do not allow it to boil.
  3. Add the ground decarboxylated cannabis to the heating milk.
  4. Let the two cook together, uncovered on the stove for at least 30 minutes. Stirring every now and then to prevent from boiling, burning on the bottom and stopping the milk from forming a skin on top. If a skin does form stirring will remove it.
  5. Remove from heat and let it cool with the cannabis still in the milk. While it cools it will still infuse, so it doesn’t hurt.
  6. Once cool strain through a strainer or cheesecloth into the container you’re planning to store the milk in.
  7. Finally refrigerate.

The milk taste great in coffee and cereal. And if you happen to be lactose intolerant or only like black coffee you could always add a tincture to your coffee to get the same effect.

 

Hope you enjoy! Let me know how it goes when you try it out in the comments below!

 

Wake Bake and Brunch with CannaBrunch Burgers

Back when I first made cannabutter last year it occurred to me that anything can be make into an edible. After all these years of having my free spirit killed by domestication, now I wake up everyday and start breakfast. Last year, the day after making my first batch of cannabutter actually, I woke up to make some eggs but I didn’t have any real butter just cannabutter, so I thought to myself, “what the hell,” and just fried up some eggs in the cannabutter. To realize later that those eggs had us laid out on the couch watching TV all day seriously baked. And so since then, this has turned into a thing. Saturdays now, when there’s time to couchgate all day, are for Waking, Baking (with the morning smoke sesh) and Brunching! And in my house this CannaBrunch Burger is a fan favorite:


Serving portion: 4 Burgers

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 6 eggs
  • Adobo (with the red cap)                                        
  • 4 burger buns
  • 4 slices of Sargento sliced cheddar cheese
  • 8 strips of bacon
  • minced garlic (I use the one in the jar)   
  • 4 rectangular frozen hash browns
  • 1 1/2 sticks of cannabutter

Directions:

  1. This is really pretty quick so the first thing I do is set my oven to 420 degrees.
  2. Then I grab the ground beef and put 2 egg yolks in. Then 2 tablespoons of diced garlic. And season with Adobo.
  3. By now the oven beeped so I put my 4 frozen hash browns in the oven.
  4. Then I get my hands dirty and massage the ground beef mixing the garlic, yolk and seasoning in while forming 4 patties and then placing them in the freezer.
  5. Next take those 8 strips of bacon, cut them in half and in a frying pan I fry up the bacon with 1/4 stick of cannabutter.
  6. While the bacon is frying I take another 1/4 stick and butter my burger buns.
  7. By now the bacon is done. So I take them out add another 1/4 stick of butter to the bacon grease and use that bacon butter mix to fry up the burgers. I can only do 2 at a time and I only flip them once. So by the time to make my second set of patties I add another 1/4 stick for the 2nd round. And yes here is where you melt the cheese onto the patty too.
  8. Next I take my hash browns out. They are nice and brown my now and I cut them up into strips.
  9. All while in another frying pan I using cannabutter to fry up 4 eggs over easy.
  10. Last part just stack your buttered bun, burger patty with cheese, hash brown strips, 2 strips of bacon cut into four, the fried eggs and the top bun. Boom! CannaBrunch is ready to serve!

I like to serve these with some fruit and french fries on the side but you can do whatever you want really. I do promise you however that all who indulge in this brunch is sure to have a baked, stoney day! Hope you enjoy!

Weed and Popcorn

It’s July! And even though I haven’t been in school for years now, summer still makes me think of summer vacation. Aside from going out and enjoying the nice weather, which I highly recommend. It’s also fun to stay out of the heat, chill, smoke and stay up late binge watching TV! Here are my top shows, movies and munchies for these long summer nights:

Cartoons

First things first, cartoons are the best! Right? And no I’m not talking about kiddie cartoons, even though I will still totally sit there and watch Scooby Doo any day. But I’m actually talking about these funny, stoner inuendo filled adult swim type cartoons. Far, far, far away from Beavis and Butthead, being actually smart cartoons. That just happen to be better while smoking on some ganja.  Number 1 being:

American Dad :

Where everyone from the hard core Republican CIA dad Stan:

To Mom, Francine, homemaker de jour:

Daughter/activist Hailey and their pet alien Rodger:

Can all relate to having some heavy smoke sessions and the enviable pothead munchies.

I can literally watch this cartoon a billion times and never get tried of it and with that said on to the TV show you’ll never get tired of…

TV Shows

When there’s not a thing to do but hang out down the street and talk with your besties. You better be watching:

That 70s Show

Because people get so high in this 70s based world with daily smoking circles:

That even the infamous Tommy Chong tries to light candy canes for Christmas:

And in the midst of love triangles, high school prank wars and awkward growing pains your sure to laugh your ass off:

Martha and Snoops Potluck Dinner

And if you really want to laugh Martha and Snoops Potluck Dinner airing again Aug. 1st on VH1 is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Edibles, Martha Stewart quality munchies and guests like Post Malone, Rick Ross and so many more….a must watch for sure:

They say laughter is good for the soul. Which leads me to a teddy bear that actually came to life..

Movies

And he’s not just a living, breathing soul having teddy bear. But he uses those lungs to life his best life and enjoy plenty of bong rips!

Ted

Which first came out in 2012, where co-star Mark Wahlberg, living the dream with his pot smoking teddy bear has to make some big choices. Followed by the sequel Ted 2 which came out short after in 2015 where Ted and his lawyers have to fight the system to legalize Ted as a real person. Kinda like how we’re all fighting to legalize cannabis. (Ted compares himself to Kunta Kinte rather than weed in this legalization scenario, but I’m think I’m more accurate with my comparison)

These two movies need to be on every stoners must watch list! Followed by:

Sausage Party

Which I’m pretty sure they were high while making this movie! With writers like Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill, they must have been. The movie came out in 2016 and it’s hilarious! About some food that definitely won’t give you the munchies since the movie is about how they come to the realization they are all going to get eaten, portraying us (humans) as straight up monsters. Definitely not a kids movie with some strong sexuality but for sure a great one to watch baked.

 

Munchies

And finally while your sitting there binge watching this great line up of my top 3 stoner TV guide for July you’ll most definitely enjoy them better with my own creation Canna Lovers popcorn.

The worlds easiest edible to make. Salty, buttery deliciousness that is the perfect pairing, being cannabis infused, for a long night and long smoke sessions.  Full directions available here: Canna Lovers Popcorn.

I hope you enjoyed this article and if you disagree with any of my top 3 stoner TV guide for July or think I left an important one out let me know in the comments below!

As always stay lit and I hope your enjoying your summer!


For the Love of Weed

Whether it’s poolside, camped out by an exotic new beach in the Caribbean, or just grilling outside my own house I will be representin’ this summer and so should you! The more we rep our cannabis activist, supporter, user, and lover brand the more we normalize marijuana and the better our chance for legalization! Yes, we are telling on ourselves a bit, but who cares? It’s just weed.

Here are some my favorite weed lover accessories this year:

Cannabis Leaf Float

Nothing says Free the Leaf more than an actual weed leaf floating in the pool. Just love this float so much actually! Last year,  I was chasing my giant swan float up and down the beach all day. That mofo just doesn’t understand the “sit” command. And getting on…forget about it. I swallowed way to much water falling off of that swan.  But this year I’ll be sitting pretty in my marijuana leaf doughnut/tire style float. My favorite cause all you have to do it stick your butt in and you’re good to go. I picked up mine from Urban Outfitters for $50 bucks. (only available online)

Another less expense option on the floats that I saw while searching was this one in the link for under $30 with free shipping at Amazon.  But since it’s more of a raft I don’t really like it, can already see myself sliding off but to each his own and maybe it’s perfect for you.

Cannabis Leaf Nail Charms and Chokers

Much less out there than the in your face float, these nails charms still scream, “I’m a stoner.” And totally reps our cannabis activist goals! The chokers are super sexy too:

 

All from Bong Beauties. Where you can also find a ton of really cute apparel like weed leaf leggings, body suits and t-shirts. I know for a fact everybody loves it when I rock my nail charms on the gram but no apparel real compares to these..

Kush Aviators

From Spencers and at $12.99 I can’t think of a better way to catch some rays this summer. Well except for grilling out with a:

Marijuana Leaf Apron

Cause it’s not really a BBQ if there’s no weed right? So instead of rocking some food, fake abs or a dumb ass quote such as, “May the Fork be with You,” on your apron. Let’s grill and tell em’ what we’re really on. Which is relaxing with Mary Jane and grilling out in preparation for the munchies to come.  Highly (literally) recommend you order this from Amazon sooner than later because it’s an import so it takes a few weeks to deliver.

There are truly so many cute and fun ways to be representin’ if I missed any good ones let me know in the comments below. Hope you all have a litty summer and don’t forget to subscribe , follow and retweet so you and your stoner fam stay up  to date on all my shenanigans.

 

 

Free your Mind One Puff at a Time

Do you ever notice the littlest things when your high? Yesterday I saw my first butterfly of the year and if I wasn’t smoking I probably wouldn’t have seen it. It was sitting on the building next door and was of similar color. It got me thinking, what do butterflies do all day? You know besides fly and sit on things…I don’t know but I do know it’s very relaxing to smoke and watch the world around us. With the weather being nice now and summer coming soon I invite you to get outside and free your mind one puff at a time.

As for where, when and how? I’ve got a few suggestions :

Hiking

And when I say hiking I do mean walking around and smoking a lot of weed in the woods. When hiking however one must come prepared. Have all your blunts or joints pre-rolled before you get there. Or at least before you get out the car because it can be windy and there is no greater cannabis crime than losing your weed. Bring snacks, sandwiches, water and bug spray. You don’t want to be 2 hours away from civilization with no food when the munchies kick in.  And you didn’t hear it here but get off the trails. I know, I know, they say you can’t, your not suppose to…blah blah blahh…get off the trails, just watch out for poison ivy. One of my favorite kick it spots involves jumping a fence hiking about a mile in from there to the top of this waterfall. And when I sit there and smoke with the sound of the water, the view that makes you feel like your on top of the world…that’s when you realize that it’s these little moments that we live for.

Jet Ski/Kayak/Boating

Water is just one of those things I love and combining it with my other love, Mary Jane, well that’s the best! Here’s the trick to this. In a boat or jet ski you’ll have a water tight stash spot somewhere by the steering wheel/handle usually.

In a kayak you won’t but either way I highly recommend putting your pre-rolled blunts/joints in a ziplock baggie. Then if you have the stash, put it in there too and if not just secure it in a pocket or in my case the inside lining of my bikini top. You don’t want your weed to get wet. Then get out there. Make some waves, circle around and hit those same waves you made. Trust me it is so fun! Then cut the engine. Just sit out there like a buoy and spark up. Your probably thinking why not just smoke on the beach? Well I’m not saying don’t do that too. But try this out, I’m not sure why but when you smoke on the water and you are swaying with the waves it feels like you’re on air.

Drive-In

There aren’t many left out there but they are out there. There is only one in my area. To find one in your area check out this directory where you can search by state: Drive in Movies.

So picture it. You and your significant other sitting in the car in the dark. The windows are tinted and you have some dank ass herb while watching a horror or two? What do you thinks gonna happen?

Truly it feels like you’re in a movie watching a movie hot boxing to the max. You can go in your PJ’s if you want. They sell the munchies right there or you can bring your own. I’m not sure if all drive-ins do it but mines shows two movies. It’s a private setting for the most part. They are always located in very dark areas so you can see the stars on the screen and in the sky. And maybe you get a little lucky too (if you know what I mean).

And last but not least…

Camping

There is no better why to connect with nature than going out to the middle of no where, lighting a campfire and smoking some ganja. Being off the grind, with no cell service, no neighbors, nothing except nature and all of it’s beauty is a perfect setting to inhale nature’s medicine, clear your mind and free your soul.

 

 

Lead by Example: Healthy Smoking Habits for the Kids

The question isn’t will my kids smoke weed, it’s when and how? Because we all know it’s inevitable. My hope however is that the new generation strictly vapes. Because vaping is healthier. And we want the best for our kids don’t we?

 

These are the facts, cannabis isn’t bad for you, it’s actually great and has lots of benefits. But the act of smoking is. When one smokes harsh toxins are released that can damage your lungs and cause cancer. Haven’t you ever felt like a blunt was harsh on you?

I’ve smoked a lot of blunts, and still do.  But I’ve switched to hemp wraps instead of tobacco blunts because all those Phillies, Swishers and Garcia Vegas were getting too harsh on my throat. Though I do see a significant difference with hemp wraps, there are motivating reasons for the new generation to want to vape instead of smoke:

  1. The cannabis oils and concentrates, which is what you’d vape, are stronger and more potent. Giving you that high feeling faster and more efficiently.
  2. There’s barely any odor which means vaping weed makes it less likely you’ll get caught.
  3. You don’t need a lighter meaning no risk of breathing in any butane or noxious gases from your lighter, starting a fire or worse yet someone stealing your lighter. (joking on that last part)
  4. Vape pens deliver clean vapor packed with THC eliminating the smoking risks.
  5. And you save money because vapes last much longer.

Vaping is the way to go for sure. But this how I see things going down with my kids. They are going to want to try smoking. Their mother is Smokette after all and they’ll probably try to smoke my stash.

My plan? To have plenty of hemp wraps to roll, hemp wick to light and vape pens to “smoke” right there along side my stash that definitely includes cannabis oils. Because we can’t control other people, not even our own kids, but we can lead by example, preach and share healthier pothead habits. And most importantly, love them no matter what.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the stoner mommies out there and as always stay lit!