Stoners Guide to Valentines Day

  • 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:
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    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)

    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.

    Alternative Option:

    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)

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Entourage in Full Effect

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?
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Thanks to Kush Candles now you can!

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:

Myrcenecloves myrcene

  • 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.

Which can find in their Purple Haze or Maui Wowie candles.

Linalool

  • Aroma: sweet, floral, herbal
  • Effects: calming, relaxing
  • Used for centuries as a sleep aid
  • Lessens anxious emotions provoked by THC
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Can significantly reduce lung inflammation

Which you can find in their Blue Dream  or White Widow candles.

a-Pinene

  • Aroma: Pine, fir, earthy
  • Effects: alertness, memory-aid
  • Two types of Pinene (α-pinene and β-Pinene)
  • α-Pinene is the most widely found terpene in nature
  • Used for years as an anti-cancer agent in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Which you can find in their Lavender Jones or OG Kush candles.

Limonene

  • Aroma: strong citrus smell, like lemons and oranges,with notes of sweetness
  • Effects: energizing, uplift in mood and attitude
  • Highly absorbed through inhalation
  • Assists in the absorption of other terpenes

Which you can find in their Pineapple Express  or Peach OG candles.

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!

And as always stay lit!



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Marijuana Justice Act of 2017

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
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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:

Don’t forget to follow the innovative and bipartisan problem-solver  @SenBooker  on twitter.  And always remember this:

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – Barack Obama

Thanks for reading,

Smokette

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Ocean Tokes: Seashell Pipes

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):
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The Phantom

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_

The Coral Reef

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 Goddess

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.

The Ocean Beach

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

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

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 Cyclone

This small chillum Terebra has deep, earthy tones, and is the perfect size for the nature-minded enthusiast who desires a light snap from time to time.

The Tiger’s Eye

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.

And Finally….

The Sea King

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.

Buy 1, Buy 2, Buy all 9 but whatever you do, definitely use Promo Code Smokette at check out!! To save 15% off your entire order!

Remember not only are these shells beautiful but they go to a good cause too. Read: Save the Ocean Smoke a Shell , and as always stay Lit!

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Hollyweed is Finally Legal

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?
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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

Taxes?

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:

City Store Name Address Phone Expected Opening Day
Ben Lomond Central Coast Wellness Center 7932 Highway 9 (831) 704-7340 Jan 1
Ben Lomond Redwood Coast Collective 10090 Highway 9 (831) 336-8795 Jan 1, 10am
Berkeley Berkeley Patients Group 2366 San Pablo Ave (510) 540-6013 Jan 1, 6am
Berkeley CBCB 3033 Shattuck Ave (510) 849-4201 Jan 1, 9am
Boulder Creek Creekside Wellness 12603 Highway 9 (831) 338-3840 Jan 1
Carmel Big Sur Cannabotanicals 26352 Carmel Rancho Lane
Castroville Higher Level of Care 10665 Merritt Street (831) 453-7180 Jan 1
Cathedral City Atomic Budz 68415 Perez Road, Suite A Jan 2
Cathedral City Cathedral City Care Collective 36633 Cathedral Canyon Drive (760) 832-6417 Jan 1
Cathedral City Cathedral City Care Collective North 28201 Date Palm Drive (760) 832-6417 Jan 1
Cathedral City CC Releaf 68444 Perez Road, Suite H (710) 615-5225 Jan 1
Cathedral City Green Cross Pharma 68730 Summit Drive (760) 832-7194 Jan 1
Cathedral City HOTN Cultivation Co. 68945 Vista Chino (760) 832-7614 Jan 1
Cathedral City Mother Earth’s Farmacy 36633 Cathedral Canyon Drive (760) 832-8348 Jan 1
Cathedral City No Wait Meds 68860 Ramon Road (760) 333-1338 Jan 1
Cathedral City Omega Group 6803 Ramod Road #103 (818) 281-7080 Jan 1
Cathedral City P&S Ventures 36380 Bankside Drive Jan 1
Cathedral City West Coast Cannabis Club 68828 Ramon Road (760) 689-2582 Jan 1
Cotati Mercy Wellness 7950 Redwood Drive, Suite 8 (707) 795-1600 Jan 2, 10am
Del Rey Oaks (Monterey) Monterey Bay Alternative Medicine 800 Portola Drive (831) 393-2500 Jan 1
Desert Hot Springs Deserts Finest 12106 Palm Drive (833) GET-KUSH Jan 1
Desert Hot Springs Green Pearl 64949 Mission Lakes Boulevard (760) 894-3146 Jan 1
Hayward Garden of Eden 21227 Foothill Blvd Jan 1
Emeryville East Bay Therapeutics 3620 San Pablo Ave
Eureka Ecocann 306 F Street (707) 572-0850 Jan 1
Eureka Humboldt County Collective 1670 Myrtle Ave, Suite B (707) 442-2420 Jan 2
Hopland Emerald Pharms 13771 S. Highway 101 (707) 669-4819 Jan 1, 10am
Los Gatos Santa Cruz Mountain Herbs 22990 Highway 17 (408) 353-1717 Jan 1, 11am
Mendocino Sol de Mendocino / Love In It 10470 Lansing Street (707) 937-3123 Jan 1, 11am
Modesto The Genezen Project 485 Bitritto Way Unknown
Mount Shasta The Cypress Group 407 Berry Street Jan 1
Mount Shasta Elevate Shasta Wellness 401 Berry Street (949) 212-0055 Jan 1
Mount Shasta Mount Shasta Patients Collective 408 South Mt. Shasta Blvd. (530) 926-6337 Jan 1
Oakland Blum Oakland 578 West Grand Ave (510) 338-3632 Jan 1, 10am
Oakland Harborside Health Center 1840 Embarcadero (888) 994-2726 Jan 1, 6am
Oakland Purple Heart 415 4th Street (510) 625-7877 Jan 1
Palm Springs Palm Springs Safe Access 1247 Gene Autry Trail Jan 1
Palm Springs Desert Organic Solutions 19486 Newhall Street (760) 288-4000 Jan 1, 9am
Richmond Holistic Healing Collective 155501 San Pablo Ave (510) 275-3365 Jan 1, 10am
Rio Vista Delta Roots Collective 21 Richard Brann Drive Unknown
Rio Vista Rio Vista Farms 11 Richard Brann Drive (833) 424-4283 Unknown
Riverbank Pacafi Cooperative 2213 Patterson Road Unknown
Sacramento Abatin Wellness Center 2100 29th Street Jan 1
Sacramento Alpine Alternative 8112 Alpine Avenue Jan 1
Sacramento Alternative Medical Center 1220 Blumenfeld Drive Jan 1
Sacramento All About Wellness 1900 19th Street (916) 454-4327 Jan 1
Sacramento Golden Health & Wellness 1115 Fee Drive Jan 1
Sacramento Horizon Collective 3600 Power Inn Road (916) 455-1931 Jan 1
Sacramento Greendoor Metro 6492 Florin Perkins Road (916) 382-9766 Jan 1, 10am
Sacramento River City Phoenix 1508 El Camino Ave Jan 1
Sacramento Northstar Holistic 1236 C Street (916) 476-4344 Jan 1
Sacramento Sacramento Community Cannabis 2831 Fruitridge Road, Suite E Jan 1
Sacramento A Therapeutic Alternative 3015 H Street (916) 400-3095 Jan 1, 9am
Sacramento Valley Health Options 1421 Auburn Blvd Jan 1
Salinas East of Eden 514 Work Street
Salinas Emerald Skyway 1610 Moffett Street, Suite A Jan 2
San Diego Emerald Courtyard 3455 Camino Del Rio S
San Diego THCSD 3703 Camino Del Rio Street (858) 324-2420 Jan 1
San Diego A Green Alternative Cooperative 2335 Roll Drive (844) 665-0420 Jan 1
San Diego Mankind Cooperative 7128 Miramar Road (858) 247-0953 Jan 1
San Diego Golden State Greens Point Loma 3452 Hancock (619) 268-8035 Jan 1
San Diego Southwest Patient Group 658 San Ysidro Blvd (619) 663-6337 Jan 3, 8am
San Diego Torrey Holistics 10671 Roselle St (858) 558-1420 Jan 1
San Diego Urbn Leaf 1028 Buenos Ave (619) 275-2235 Jan 1
San Jose Airfield Supply Co. 1190 Coleman Ave (408) 320-0230 Jan 1, 9am
San Jose Buddy’s Cannabis 1075 N. 10th Street (408) 298-8837 Jan 1, 9am
San Jose CA Collective 210 Phelan Avenue (408) 809-4301 Jan 1, 9am
San Jose Caliva 1695 South 7th St (408) 297-2615 Jan 1, 9am
San Jose Canna Culture Collective 3591 Charter Park Drive (408) 264-7877 Jan 1, 9am
San Jose Elemental Wellness 985 Timothy Drive (408) 433-3344 Jan 1, 9am
San Jose Harborside Health Center 1365 North 10th St (888) 994-2726 Jan 1, 9am
San Jose Natural Herbal Pain Relief 2121 South 10th St (408) 283-9333 Jan 1
San Jose Purple Lotus 752 Commercial St (408) 456-0420 Jan 1, 9am
San Jose Theraleaf 1014 Timothy Drive Jan 1, 9am
San Jose White Fire 111 Old Tully Road (408) 564-4512 Jan 1, 9am
Santa Ana 10 Spot Collective 3242 S. Halladay Street (800) 836-7768 Jan 2
Santa Ana 55 OC Collective 2911 Tech Center Drive
Santa Ana Bud and Bloom 1327 St. Gertrude Place (714) 576-2150 Jan 2
Santa Ana Cookies OC 2400 Pullman Street, Unit B Jan 1
Santa Ana 420 Central 420 Central Avenue (714) 540-4420 Jan 1, 7am
Santa Ana Evergreen 1320 E Edinger Ave (714) 486-1806 Jan 2
Santa Ana From The Earth 3023 South Orange Avenue (657) 444-7336 Jan 1, 7am
Santa Ana Green Rose Green Leaf 1325 St. Andrew Place Jan 1
Santa Ana MedMen OC 2141 Wright Street (714) 515-8506 Jan 1, 7am
Santa Ana New Generation 3700 W. Segerstrom Ave (657) 900-8200 Jan 3, 7am
Santa Ana OC3 3122 Halladay Street (714) 754-1348 Jan 1
Santa Ana People’s OC 2721 Grand Avenue (714) 582-3446 Jan 1, 8am
Santa Ana ShowGrow Santa Ana 1625 E St. Gertrude Place (949) 565-4769 Jan 1, 7am
Santa Ana Super Clinik 2525 South Birch Street (714) 557-2050 Jan 3
Santa Cruz CannaCruz 115 Limekiln St (831-420-DABS Jan 1
Santa Cruz KindPeoples 140 Dubois (831) 824-6200 Jan 1, 7am
Santa Cruz Capitola Healing Association 3088 Winkle Ave (831) 475-5506 Jan 1
Santa Cruz KindPeoples 3600 Soquel Ave (831) 471-8562 Jan 1
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz Veterans Alliance 2827 Rodeo Gulch Rd (831) 431-6347 Jan 1
Santa Cruz/Aptos Santa Cruz Naturals 9077 Soquel Drive (831) 688-7266 Jan 1
Santa Cruz/Soquel Therapeutic Healthcare Collective 5011 Soquel Drive (831) 713-5641 Jan 1
Santa Cruz/Soquel Treehouse 3651 Soquel Drive (831) 471-8289 Jan 1
Sebastopol Solful 785 Gravenstein Hwy S (707) 596-9040 Jan 1
Sebastopol Sparc Sebastopol 6771 Sebastopol Ave (707) 823-4206 Jan 1, 10:30am
Shasta Lake 530 Cannabis 1550 Locust Ave (530) 275-0420 Jan 1
Shasta Lake Leave It To Nature 5340 Shasta Dave Blvd (530) 691-7199
Shasta Lake The Queen of Dragons 5044 Shasta Dam Blvd (530) 276-9771 Jan 1
Ukiah Kure Wellness 800 Lake Mendocino (707) 621-5390 Jan 1
Ukiah Revolution Emporium 3081 North State Street (707) 484-0248 Jan 1
West Hollywood (Los Angeles) AHHS 7828 Santa Monica Blvd (323) 654-8792 Jan 2
West Hollywood (Los Angeles) LAPCG 7213 Santa Monica Blvd (323) 882-6033 Jan 2
West Hollywood (Los Angeles) MedMen WeHo 8208 Santa Monica Blvd (323) 848-7981 Jan 2
West Hollywood (Los Angeles) Zen Healing West Hollywood 8464 Santa Monica Blvd (323) 656-6666 Jan 2
West Hollywood (Los Angeles) Zen Healing Collective 8464 Santa Monica Blvd Jan 2
Woodlake Valley Pure 132 Valencia Blvd Jan 1

And as always stay lit!

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Smokette.net is One of the Top 100 Marijuana Blogs

Starting the new year off strong! Smokette.net was ranked one of the Top 100 Marijuana Blogs by FeedSpot!

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I’m up there with some of my favorites like:

High Times ranked number 2.

Leafly ranked number 8.

The Weed Blog ranked number 11.

Free the Tree ranked number 60.

And of coarse my favorite of all my blog Smokette.net ranked number 82!!

For the full list and some great feeds to follow this new year visit Feedspot : Top 100 Marijuana blogs!

 

May your 2018 be blessed and as always stay lit!

 

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How Do You Roll: Top Rolling Skills of 2017

2017 is about to come to an end but before that happens let’s make sure we end the year lit by checking out the most creative and unique blunt art skills of the year.
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I’d say the most common image portrayed in blunt art is a gun. And there’s no disagreement on my part that there is definitely nothing hotter than a smoking gun. But of gun blunts Weavers takes the 1st place trophy, just look at this beauty here:

But a gun doesn’t grant you three wishes like this Weavers genie lamp does:

And if I had three wishes one of mines would without a doubt be for a blunt that loves me back as much as I love blunts:

Then after smoking my Weavers I love you blunt I’m probably going to get the munchies. My favorite food period just happens to be pizza so it really wasn’t much of a surprise that when I first saw this pizza blunt with individual slices  by Tony Greenhand I drooled a little bit:

It’s almost a guarantee at this point that Tony and I would totally get along because I refuse to grow up and cartoons, well they are just perfect, especially Futurama. And though Fry and Leela are a great dynamic duo nobody is funnier than Bender. I’m pretty sure Bender would also love to smoke himself! And my second wish from that genie lamp would be to do just that, smoke this Bender blunt with Bender:

Then made catch the last Spiderman flick, possibly still with Bender and light up this Spidey blunt that Tony also rolled:

And then after all that my 3rd and final wish would be to do like Corona says, “Go find my beach,” live there forever and have one of these palm tree blunts by Rob Jet miraculously appear for me every morning:

I hope you enjoyed this post and I’d like to wish everybody a happy and blessed 2018! May you always have everything that you want, and may you always want everything that you have.

 

 

 

 

 

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Save the Ocean Smoke a Shell

Smoke like a mermaid and save the ocean! With a real seashell pipe that started its natural life on the ocean floor just off the coast of the Philippines, India, or Indonesia.
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Ocean Tokes captures the natural essence of the earth by hand crafting beautiful, environmentally friendly sea shell pipes while decreasing waste and protecting the ocean we all share. And makes smoking as organic as your Weed itself!

In buying a pipe you are actually making a donation to the amazing Nonprofit 501-3(C) Ocean Life Line whose committed to the sustainability and evolution of our planet. This September Ocean Lifeline is traveling to Koh Tao, Thailand, to participate in a 3 week long ocean conservation project aimed at rehabilitating a local coral reef. Learn all about the project here.

From the consumer prospective I have to say I find mines beautiful! I adore that it’s actually a real seashell. I grew up swimming in the ocean everyday but now due to my geographical location the same cannot be said however I do feel more connected to the ocean when smoking my sea shell pipe and now knowing more about Ocean Tokes my heart is warmed by their amazing efforts to save our beautiful ocean.

I’m so proud to call myself an Ocean Tokes ambassador. Join the cause and save the ocean by buying a real sea shell pipe today! Use promo code Smokette to save 15% off your entire order and as always stay lit!




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Cuban Tech

This Hialeah raised team is killing it on the west coast with their bad ass hash!

It’s true the Instagram names “Cuban grower” and “Qban hash queen” was what originally grabbed my attention, I am biased and tend to naturally be drawn towards anything with the word “Cuban” in it, being one and all. But these guys have got skillzzzzzzzz…

Seeing is believing so let’s just do a little show and tell here:
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Cookies and Cream single source water hash grown by the Cuban Hash Queen and separated by Cubans Full Melt

Mint Chocolate Chip live resin also grown by the Cuban Queen hashed by the Cuban Grower

Headstash pressed out by the Cuban Grower

And now the Cuban Grower is managing the new Critical 710 California facility  and here it the first ever Critical x Cuban sauce collaboration

These guys are living the dream, or at least my dream.  This year their Cookies and Cream Drysift won 3rd in the High Times SoCal Cannabis Cup for non-solvent hash.  In 2016 their Black Mamba drysift won 2nd in NorCal and Cookies and Cream won 1st in Michigan.  As the Cuban Grower said on Instagram:

damn it feels good to be a gangster

I’d love to join the squad. The day your hiring let me know I’ll pack up and head west asap.

And for all you dab, shatter, live resin, hash fans if you see this face on a banner:

They got fire!

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The Beauty of Weed : Cannabis and Skincare

Skin is the largest organ in our body, and skincare is part of my daily bathing rituals, as I sincerely hope it’s a part of yours. As it turns out cannabis is incredible for the derma. And so I ask, do you know what weed can do for your skin?
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Hemp is one of very few plants that produce GLA’s in their natural oil and these acids are extremely effective in skin care maintenance. Hemp is also rich in vitamins A and E, and contains trace amounts of important minerals such as potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, calcium and phosphorus. It is also high in antioxidants, which are elements that prevent or decrease cell damage. Because of this property, many believe that the regular application of hemp oil slows the aging of the skin. Hemp oil is also a great source of vitamin D, allowing the absorption of calcium that is needed for soft, smooth skin.

CBD is also amazing for your skin, due to it’s natural healing properties,  it’s a phenomenal ingredient to be incorporated into skin care products. Whole plant CBD and hemp-derived CBD are natural anti-inflammatories, which makes them ideal allies for combating acne. And because CBD (and THC) have antioxidant properties, cannabis skin care products can also be used to prevent and treat signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles. CBD is used to treat a multitude of skin conditions as well, from the relatively minor – dry skin, psoriasis, dermatitis, rosacea, acne – to serious skin cancers.

Hemp seed oil works great for skin and hair. Its nutritional value, combined with moisturizing and replenishing EFA’s (Essential Fatty Acids), make it one of the best vegetable body care foundations. Hemp seed oil’s EFA complement includes polyunsaturated fatty acids, omega-3, omega-6, omega-9, linoleic acid, and GLA’s (Gamma Linoleic Acids).

Cannabinoid receptors exist throughout the skin, making your epidermis a perfect entry point for THC absorption. When applied on the skin, it can combat wrinkles and fight fine lines. Want to try some great canna skincare products? HighTimes Magazine has put together a great list: 20 Must-Have Cannabis-Infused Body Products

Not too sure if you want to invest in something without trying it out first? Well, here’s a great DIY face mask you can make yourself in the comfort of your own home?

Ingredients:
1 ripe organic avocado
1/4 cup hemp oil (or marijuana oil, where legal)
2 tsp spirulina powder
Several drops of pure essential oil (optional)
A large makeup brush that you don’t mind getting gooey (optional) 

Preparation:

  • Slice open the avocado, remove the pit, carve out the green meat and put it into the blender.
  • Add 1/4 cup of hemp oil. ( you can either make your own  homemade coconut by distilling some shake the same way you would to make butter, using coconut oil as a base instead. Make sure you keep the flame low, and have some patience, because if you burn it, it’s useless. You want to simmer it, not boil it, for about three hours. Then, strain it. ) Or just brand THC oil, CBD oil or hemp oil.
  • Add the spirulina powder and the optional essential oils.
  • Blend until the mixture is creamy, smooth and resembles frosting on a Saint Patrick’s Day cake.
  • Tie your hair back. To prepare your skin for maximum nutrient and moisture absorption, steam your pores open. You can do this either by applying a hot, wet towel to your face (Not too hot. Don’t burn yourself!), or
  • Heating a pot of water on the stove until near-boiling, pour it into a heatproof bowl and set the bowl in front of you. Put your face over the bowl (but do not put your face in the near-boiling water.. Duh!). Put a towel over your head and the bowl. Sit there, letting the steaming vapor caress your face for about 10 minutes. You can also add a few drops of aromatherapy, or essential oil, such as eucalyptus or lavender.
  • Ten minutes later, with your pores wide open and receptive, spread that mask on. You can use your hands, because covering them in goo is fun, if you’re the tactile type. If you’re more type A, and into less mess, use a makeup brush to apply the mask. Whisk it generously, all over your face, avoiding the eye area, because the skin under your eyes is the most delicate.
  • Let the mask sit for at least 15-20 minutes, while you chill maybe smoke a blunt.
  • Wash it off and reveal your glowing skin.

 

 

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