Is it how she makes you smile, her intoxicating scent or just how you feel when your together? What is it about Mary Jane? I swear I’m in love with her and as her popularity grows so is everyone else too!
I don’t live in a recreational state yet. But things are changing and it’s mind blowing how fast it’s actually moving. How more and more people are giving Mary the thumbs up! Even my Dad, who believes a frying egg is your brain on pot, voted yes for recreational marijuana in our primary a few weeks ago. In fact, he was the one who told me about the vote in the first place. “You better go vote,” he said. Of coarse I did and spread the word. I was even sending mass text messages the day of as a reminder:
Vote Yes 4 Weed!
Everybody pretty much said in their own words, “I got you! ” or “Most def.” Actually, I’m pretty sure more people voted yes on marijuana than actually voted for a governor. And it came as so surprise that the candidates that will be moving on through the election also support the legalization of marijuana. Which is so awesome!
It’s not exactly where we need to be yet. For example, on the day of the election the thought of standing outside the polling place for a few hours with signs and stickers did cross my mind. But then the thought of being harassed by the police and definitely searched.. and that the polling place was a school…then me with my track record.. It just wasn’t worth the risk. But progress is progress and the vote passed with a YES!
Sooner or later we’ll get out of the nose bleed section:
Truth is, I like the nose bleed seats better because up there you can get away with things, like smoking a blunt. But once we go recreational I’m thinking I’ll be vaping right behind home base.
Don’t do what I do, they say I’m a bad influence and all, but already in the grocery store when that shopping cart road rage kicks in…I’ll sneak puff or two of my cannabis oil cartridge..lol! And man does it really chill me out! To the point where ramming the dumb ass who’s blocking the entire aisle while in la la land with absolutely no manners or concern for the rest of the world, doesn’t seem important anymore. That says a lot right there. Even though never have I actually rammed anyone with a shopping cart, well not on purpose anyway. To chill, hit a vape and remove the thought is a blessing. If we all just passed blunts (or vape pens) it’s possible we’d find world peace. No, I’m not running for Miss America, but maybe world peace can be a reality? And if is, trust me, it’ll all be thanks to Mary Jane!
This system was first seen in sea squirts 600 million years ago. The endocannabinoid system uses the cannabinoids in cannabis to give us that good high feeling, but the cultivation and preservation of the endocannabinoid system by the evolutionary process has nothing to do with weed. Evolution has selected the endocannabinoid system on it’s own. Which means cannabis must make living here on earth easier. Since that’s why life cultivates and retains all mutations. And it just so happens life has chosen weed! Which makes a lot of sense because there’s just something about Mary and she’s sparkling in the limelight right now!
Spring has sprung and 4/20 is right around the corner which means we’re going to start smoking outside, beach side, poolside and of coarse at all those rocking summer fests and concerts. Weed is legal in a lot of places now too! But we can still get into some trouble if caught smoking it in public so it’s time to go into stealth mode! Here are some of the sneakiest, most unidentifiable pipes and stashes on the market: Read More
My new favorite toy! Picked this one up at The Daily High Club. Looks like just an anklet, a must have at the beach for style purposes alone. But as your laying there catching some rays, listening to the sound of the waves crashing along the shore this little beauty can provide you with a smooth rip of our favorite girl, Mary, and no one would be the wiser. The metal part is the bowl. When wearing it, it can serve as a stash too. And you just roll the last bead back to find the mouth peace as seen here:
The danklet comes in 3 colors; red, white and black. It is hand-made from premium materials and for $8.99 it’s a steal! While your still at The Daily High Club you can also go pick yourself up a ….
With a built in odor and waterproof protective stash capable of holding 1/4 ounce of herb. It has a 2 inch retractable pick to clear out the one hitter that’s included. And on the bottom you can fit a mini bic lighter (not included)! It comes in green, black, pink, silver, blue or orange. The best part, it fits in your pocket! For me it’s a perfect all in one tool for an incognito sesh! Pick it up with the danklet at the club or directly from the source: Lighter Pick. The price ends up being about same so it’s really up to you where you’d like to buy it.
Also at The Daily High Club. This is just the cutest and makes me think of my grandfather who always told me to smoke all the weed so they have no evidence to used against you. Well this takes it one step further. I can’t say I’ve tried it yet, but I fully intend to. It’s a fully functional pipe that you can eat when your done with it. Talk about leaving no evidence, pretty cool!
This ones not great for smoking on the down low but it is great at hiding in plain sight. Throw it in your car, purse, where ever. It’s got a great chance at not being detected as anything more than a simple highlighter. You can pick one up at The Pirate Girl Smoke Boutique and while you there grab yourself a lipstick pipe too:
Smoking this 2 inch discreet metal pipe can look like your simply reapplying some lipstick with the mouth piece being on the right end! They also have these at Smoke Day along with a bunch of other really nice pipes you might like checking out.
Eleaf Mini iStick
Love this one because it’s tiny. As you can see it fits in the palm of my hand. Really these cannabis oil cartridges have become a real stealth favorite for me. I have been at the grocery store shopping, secretly hitting my vape and no one has noticed. Eleaf has different models too that can completely hide the cartridge so you can’t see it like you can here. And you also have what I like to call deniability. “It’s an e-cigarette officer.”
For more tips on dealing with the cops check out one my favorite articles that I wrote back in June 2017, “ DashCam and Waze to Avoid Legal Ramifications.” I hope everyone goes out and enjoys the good weather this spring and summer to come. Smoke a lot of weed on 4/20, stay safe and as always stay lit!
I was first introduced to yoga back in 2006. I was in a bad car accident and my chiropractor told me the pain was never going to go away unless I strengthen my back, and he recommended yoga to do so. And so I did and it did work! It was a negative turned into a positive. I didn’t go into my first class a happy camper but I still go to class because I love it.
Yoga teaches you so much about yourself and how your body and breath are connected. It heals your body and mind. Similarly but also in a completely different way from Mary Jane. You have to do a lot more work when it comes to yoga. But when I’m “moody,” it probably means I’ve been away from my mat for too long or am in need of a blunt. Which is why it comes as no surprise that people are combining the two. I have for years (secretly of coarse) but then again I do almost everything a little stoned, you know…
Now weed and yoga is a trending topic. Lots of states are going recreational and me and hopefully you have our fingers crossed that in the near future the entire country will follow in suit. Regardless, right now in Venice, California you can go have a yoga sesh at a Lit Yoga class where you begin class with a tea and cannabis ritual. In Aspen Canyon Ranch, Colorado you can go on a Ganja Yoga retreat. It’s such an exciting time to be alive!
With all that said here are my: Tips when it comes to Weed and Yoga.
First, you must try it! It can even be your 1st class ever. Just make sure the class you pick matches your beginner-intermediate-advanced skill set. Because trust me, yoga is hard. And you will fall but that’s all part of the practice.
The strain you smoke should be sativa instead of an indica. You want to stay active. It’s called a yoga flow because you never stop moving, making a sativa strain best because it doesn’t cause that couch-lock effect that an indica strain will give you, leaving you feeling too stoned for yoga.
As for the class, sun salutations work great. And kind of make a lot of sense because who better to salute during a cannabis yoga class than the sun that helps the plants grow. Hmm.. maybe something to mediate on. Personally, Vinyasa is what I’m all about. Here’s one of my favorite flows that I wake and bake to often with Heather (check out her blog Dashworthy and show her some love too while your at):
Finally, your mind state. Yoga is all about connecting the mind and body so take it seriously. Come into it with an open mind, feel the effects of the cannabis flow through your blood stream with every breath. Respect, enjoy and embrace the experience.
Damian Marley knows how to send a message of true poetic justice. So many of us have been criminalized and prosecuted for cannabis possession, sale and “manufacturing” and some have even served time. Time because nature is being called illegal. And we know when that happens justice does not exist. But here’s a message from the youngest of Bob Marleys son’s : Read More
He has purchased the 77,000 square foot Claremont Custody Center, located in Coalinga, CA and has transformed it into a cannabis grow site in collaboration with Ocean Grown Extracts.
He said the marijuana facility would turn
“a negative place with a negative vibe into something positive”
Some real rehabilitation unlike what the prison was used for prior. For more on the grow facility visit The Guardian
In addition to his full-scale cannabis farm in California, Damian has also recently opened a 3,000 square foot dispensary called Stony Hill (named after this new album) in downtown Denver, Colorado (1269 Elati St, Denver, CO 80204 to be exact).
And has his own line of cannabis oil cartridges called Speak Life OG being sold at 99 High Tides and several other dispensaries.
Named after this new song off his Stony Hill album:
In all Damian Marley has done he is definitely Speaking Life! I pray we all take notes.
Flowers, Chocolates, and Love are essentially the Valentine’s Day classics and with it just around the corner let me “ganga-fy” this holiday for you all: Read More
Flowers-Give her the Flowers she REALLY Wants:
Cannabis has got to be the sexiest flower and there are actually some strains that are known to improve your sex life. For example, Girl Scout Cookies has a mood-boosting high that is known to cause arousal. So if your on your fifth date with someone, looking to cook them a romantic candle lit dinner and have a great deep conversation. This strain will transport you somewhere hot and exotic. The perfect combination to take things to the next level, if you know what I mean. (5 Cannabis Strains For 5 Specific Types of Sex)
And how you wrap those flowers can be very important too! If your in the LA area I highly recommend stopping by the Hitman Coffee Shop, 659 South La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036 and grab your Valentine a heart shaped blunt by the infamous Weavers.
The Hitman Coffee Shop will also be having a popup shop Feb 10-15th featuring artistic blunts, pendents, paintings, pipes and more. Maybe something to do on Valentine’s day or at least a great stop to pick up that heart blunt!
Chocolate-Cannabis Infused Chocolate Covered Strawberries (or bananas work too):
There’s not a girl in this world who doesn’t appreciate a man who cooks! And lucky for those who don’t cook, to make infused chocolate covered strawberries isn’t rocket science.
First things first, you need to make some cannabis coconut oil. I recommend 1 cup coconut oil to 1 cup cannabis but you can add more cannabis to make it stronger or less for a lesser effect. Whatever you choose this is how to make it : (Directions complements of Leafly)
Infused Oil Directions: (It’s like making cannabutter but with coconut oil)
Grind the cannabis. You can include the entire plant, just the flower, a little bit of both — this is all a matter of preference. Just keep in mind that anything small enough to fit through the strainer will end up in your finished product, so again, do not grind your cannabis to a fine powder.
Combine coconut oil and cannabis in your double-boiler or slow cooker, and heat the two together on low or warm for a few hours. This allows for decarboxylation (activation of THC) without scorching (which destroys the active ingredients). Cooking can be done a variety of ways: in a slow cooker on low for 4-6 hours, stirring occasionally; in a double-boiler on low for at least 6 hours (8 is better), stirring occasionally; or in a simple saucepan on low for at least three hours, stirring frequently (a saucepan is most susceptible to scorching). In all cases, a small amount of water can be added to the mixture to help avoid burning. Note: whatever method you choose, temperature of the oil should not exceed 245°F.
Strain and store the oil. Do not squeeze the cheesecloth; this will simply add more chlorophyll to your oil. All remaining plant material can be discarded or used in other dishes if you have the wherewithal. The oil’s shelf life is at least two months, and can be extended with refrigeration.
On a side note here, once you have your oil you can use it for so many things. Even a lubricant in the bedroom, seriously!
Chocolate Covered Strawberries Directions:
But now back to the strawberries. The oil is the most time consuming part of this recipe. Once you have your infused coconut oil all you need is some chocolate chips and some some strawberries.
2 Steps left:
1. Melt your chocolate chips and infused oil together. You can do stove top or microwave (I think stove top is better, but to each his own). Once melted let it sit til it reaches room temp.
2. Dip the strawberries (or sliced bananas, I actually like those better) into the melted chocolate. And stick them in the frig.
You can go even simpler and make some Canna Lovers Popcorn to munch on for the “Nexflix and Chill” style date!
Love-Setting the Mood :
Finally the love. Just by remembering the day I’d say you pretty much got the love covered! What to do on the day, where’s it all going to go down?…well damn there are so many options. The classic dinner and a movie is always great ( just don’t go see the new fifty shades of grey, it sucks, they all suck) Laying outside looking up at the stars, classic romantic make out point stuff. Renting a hotel room, staying home?? It’s up to you. Like I said doing anything your pretty much good.
But if your trying to go above and beyond when you do end up back indoors eventually, light up a terp infused candle. As I explained in my last post Entourage in Full Effect these candles magnify the therapeutic benefits of the cannabis, in other words they get you higher! And who doesn’t wanna do that?
If you do a hotel or stay home, nothings sexier than a bubble bath for two and if you just happen to have yourself a CBD bath bomb that bubble bath can be oh so much better! With some intense relaxation that just melts all stress away.
By now I’m sure we are getting the picture here? Infused strawberries (maybe with some champagne), Terpene infused candle lit CBD bubble baths, heart shaped blunts containing a strain known for arousal?? Yeah, your getting it. Do one of them, do them all, just do something, even if it’s nothing on my stoner guide. That’s all a girl really wants. And if your single? This advice is still good. There’s way more room in the bathtub when your alone and sharing is something I’ve never been good at anyway, so why do you have to be? Spoil yourself!
Hope this post helps and you have yourselves a highly successful Valentines Day! ( Feb 14th)
Aromatherapy has been around for at least the past 6000 years. And as we know from my post, “There’s a lot more to Weed than just Smoking it,”there’s an aromatherapy aspect to cannabis thanks to the predominate terpenes in each strain. So what if you could light a terp infused candle the next time you light up for a sesh? Read More
Kush Candles were created with the cannabis community in mind. Each candle has a unique combination of essential oils and terpenes to truly capture the essence of each strain.
Terpenes are great for aromatherapy. For example, Myrcene, known to not only help the effects of THC take effect more quickly, but also allows your body to absorb more of it! Because the entourage effect magnifies the therapeutic benefits of the cannabis plant’s individual components so that the medicinal impact of the whole plant is greater than the sum of its parts.
Kush Candles are infused with the 4 most commonly found terpenes in cannabis:
Aroma: earthy, musky, herbal
Effects: “couch-lock” effect, relaxing
Most commonly found terpene in cannabis
Lowers the blood to brain barrier. In the case of consuming cannabis, it allows the THC to take effect more quickly
Shown to increase the maximum saturation level of your CB1 receptor, leading to much stronger effects of THC.
And with Valentines day around the corner I couldn’t think of a better way to set the mood than with a terpene infused candle. You can find a great article for more information on terpenes here on Leafly. But definitely put your order in with Kush Candles sooner than later because I ordered my white widow and grandaddy purp candles for Christmas and they did not arrive on time. Another option for terp candles comes from Hemper, their aroma candles collection is about to launch but you can order candles right now here from Hemper for just $9.99 which is cheaper than Kush Candles set at $14.99 (both plus shipping). Not sure how fast Hemper ships but I’d keep them in mind to reach an entourage in full effect. Be sure to check out my Stoners Guide to Valentines day on February 1st here at Smokette.net!
Politics is one of those things, along with religion and sex, that can be very controversial to discuss. However every now and then exceptions have to be made and there is currently a bill that we, the cannabis smoking / supporting/ advocates of this country, need to actively put our unalienable American rights to work for: The Marijuana Justice Act of 2017 Read More
With life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness in mind, The Marijuana Justice Act, in relation, will put an end to federal vs state on the issue of cannabis. The problem we are currently facing is while states are currently legalizing the use, sale and cultivation of the plant that’s going to change the world, Cannabis. Federally it remains on the controlled substance list and is illegal and will always be illegal on the federal level unless this bill becomes law.
The bill was introduced to the Senate on August 1, 2017 by Senator Cory Booker from the state of New Jersey. And as of December 18, 2017, Senator Ron Wyden from the state of Oregon became it’s first co-sponsor.
The bill, also known as S.1689, will take marijuana off the federal controlled substances list. Making the possession, sale and cultivation federally legal. Allowing those with possession charges to expunge their records, those currently incarcerated on marijuana charges to file appeals and most importantly will put an end to marijuana arrests in this country. Which, if you have ever been there, is completely unjust. To say cannabis is a controlled substance is ridiculous. A more appropriate title would be to call it simply a plant, which it is, and that’s not even giving it any justice either. This plant is a gift from above, there’s a lot more to weed than just smoking it. And to put someone in prison for a plant is in complete conflict with our unalienable American rights. If nature is illegal then freedom does not exist and that’s why we must get political!
Currently our bill is just sitting on capitol hill: (Iol)
But we can help get The Marijuana Justice Act of 2017 passed if we really try. How? By calling your states congressmen and asking them to support and co-sponsor S.1689.
A list of all the current Senate members with their contact information can be found here: US Senate
A list of all the House of Representatives with their contact information can be found here: US House
You can search by name or state and a phone number to call will be right there. I plan to contact mine but I am just one person and so I urge you to do the same. The Marijuana Justice Act of 2017 would fix this country in so many ways. Why not here it from the man who wrote it in the first place Senator Cory Booker:
We must stop Jeff Sessions' backwards actions. There is now great urgency to pass the Marijuana Justice Act to legalize marijuana on the federal level.
All the little mermaids out there got gadgets and gizmos a-plenty, they’ve got whozits and whatzits galore, but natural seashells to smoke out of? There’s nine in total us real mermaids need to collect (sorry I couldn’t keep the song going lol): Read More
A beautiful choice for a beautiful soul. The Phantom is Ocean Tokes best selling piece that over 3,000 happy mermaids are happily using from coast to coast! It’s an authentic, ocean-grown white tibia sea shell hand crafted into a fully functional smoking pipe. And you will love it, I do! In fact I do so much that I’m going to bless one of my Instagram followers with one free as my 1k giveaway. To get in on my giveaway go to my Instagram @Smokette_
This beautiful piece of Fibonacci wonder is 100% Authentic Tibia Curta sea shell. Born on the sea floor, the delicious inner mollusk was consumed by locals of southern Asia and it’s discarded exoskeleton was sent to the US to be sustainably re-purposed and recycled. It is now a truly unique smoking pipe that I guarantee you will love – or your money back.
The most unique of OceanTokes collection, The Goddess originates in the waters of India and has an elegant tip extending away from the bowl for a truly unique experience. Holding the tip of the shell instead of clasping the bowl – it’s quite fancy.
Named after Ocean Beach, San Diego, where OceanTokes was born, the OB is an authentic sea shell hand crafted into a beautiful, fully functional smoking pipe chillum, and is the perfect size for the nature-minded enthusiast.
The Barnacle is the most durable pipe we offer! This palm sized shell has a naturally rough texture and lots of interesting knobs. It also has the most recognizable “bowl” shape of all OceanTokes shells. Perfect for taking hiking!
Take it to the beach for a nice walk or pack it up in the signature OceanTokes piece pouch and catch some waves. The Barnacle is durable, long-lasting and a perfect companion for all of life’s adventures.
The Driftwood is the largest of Ocean Tokes smaller shell chillum collection – sometime as large as their full size pipes. It’s truly a beauty; an authentic earth toned Terebra shell hand crafted into a fully functional smoking chillum. This piece rivals glass hand chillums in both durability and smoothness.
The Tiger’s Eye has a cool and smooth feel that’s as satisfying as the hit it offers. It will arrive at your door in a recycled paper mache box. Inside you’ll find a vial of authentic southern California beach sand, a natural linen piece pouch, and of course, your beautiful, ready to smoke Tiger’s Eye seashell pipe by OceanTokes.
The Sea King is the BIGGEST, BADDEST pipe that Ocean Tokes sells. They guarantee your jaw will drop. This thing deserves it’s name and is usually around 6-9 inches and weights close to a pound! A well deserved nickname for this beautiful shell.
It is a 100% authentic Terebra Maculata-Marlin Spike seashell and by far the largest of the OceanTokes collection. The members of this family (Terebridae) usually live in coral line sands in the Indo-Pacific region.
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As of January 1st the state of California is now the 6th state where you can buy and sell “legal” also known as recreational marijuana thanks to Proposition 64. But how “legal” is it really? How much more will you have to pay with the government taxes placed on cannabis? And what can you now do and not do with your “legal” marijuana? Read More
How legal is it?
The recreational use of marijuana is for adults aged 21 years or older, permitting smoking in a private home or at a business licensed for on-site marijuana consumption. Smoking is to remain illegal while driving a vehicle, anywhere smoking tobacco is, and in all public places. Up to 28.5 grams of marijuana and 8 grams of concentrated marijuana are legal to possess under this measure. However, possession on the grounds of a school, day care center, or youth center while children are present remains illegal. An individual is permitted to grow up to six plants within a private home as long as the area is locked and not visible from a public place. Prop 64
Here’s what your looking at in taxes:
This I personally predict will in fact cause 1 of two outcomes. 1 more people are going to get their MMJ card. How to do so is right here in one of my older post: Green Rush. 2 people are going to start down grading their weed. Top shelf will become a privilege because a 34.5% is no joke. Say top shelf cannabis goes for $40 (which is low balling) an 1/8, with the new taxes you’ll be looking at $53.80 at check out. Or everybody is going to just grow their own, which is now “legal.” Well, the first 6 plants are anyway.
What you can’t do:
The state has more than 1,300 pot dispensaries, but only 94 have been granted temporary licenses to sell marijuana for non-medical use. State rules dictate that these retailers will not be able to sell weed between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
You cannot smoke in public places or in your car. Which is just another way for the cops to catch you with a DUI, so read this to save your ass with them: How to Avoid Legal Ramifications. And you must be 21 or older.
Penalties include: Individuals under age 18 convicted of marijuana use or possession are required to attend drug education or a counseling program and complete community service. Selling marijuana without a license is punishable by up to six months in a county jail, a fine up to $500, or both.
Cool new things you can do:
On the upside there are some cool things about “legal” weed like lit yoga! Lit Yoga Studios is LA’s first plant practice yoga studio and definitely something to check out! You must pre- register here: Lit Yoga
And if your in the Long Beach area, home to Snoop Dogg, you need to visit a Jack in the Box to try out a weed-themed- Merry Munchie Meal. The meal will only be available in Snoop Dogg’s hometown of Long Beach from January 18-25 and will include a half serving of curly fries and onion rings, two tacos, five mini churros, three crispy chicken strips and a small drink. For more details on that visit: here
There are going to be a lot of changes, good and bad, and it will take some time to adjust but if your looking for recreational cannabis in Cali head over to Green Rush and use promo code Smokette to save some cash on these new taxes.
Dispensaries on Green Rush Offering recreational weed: