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!














Should They Even Call it How High 2?

I’m sure you’ve heard by now that the new How High 2 movie won’t be starring the original 2001 cast of Method Man or Redman! So my question is should they even call it How High 2?

Well here’s the facts:

Unlike the plot in the original 2001 How High where Method Man fertilizes one of his homegrown cannabis plants with the ashes of his friend Ivory:

The ghost throughout the movie that only appears when you smoke him and has all the answers. Landing Method Man and Redman in Harvard bringing the hood and the bud on campus with them!  Having everybody from the uptight Dean Cain to the student safety officer:

The Vice President:

And even the ghost of Ben Franklin:

Taking rips off the liberty bong!

This new made for TV, How High 2, in contrast is going to be about two “potrepreneurs,” DC Young Fly and Lil Yachty, on a mission to start-up a munchies delivery service and is not going to be very directly cannabis related because it’s for a television PG-13 audience.

Which makes a lot of sense since we all know and he even stated on VH1’s Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party, Lil Yachty doesn’t even smoke weed! And right there ladies and gentlemen we have our answer:

How High 2” will not star Method Man and Redman. It will never shine high on the big screen and it’s new leading stoner doesn’t even know how to get high either…. What exactly is going to be high about this TV movie?? I don’t actually know and think How High 2 was not a well thought out title.

However, it is set to air on MTV in 2019 and we should still check it out and support the younger generation as Redman says here:

There are rumors that Method Man and Redman may still make a cameo appearance which softens the blow maybe a little. Let me know what you all think in the comments below and as always stay lit!



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!

 

 

 

 

There’s Something About Mary in the Limelight

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!

Want to hear a crazy fact? Even evolution has naturally selected her to be our soul mate. For real, all creatures, except bugs, have an endocannabinoid system housed in their body. (That’s why I could get my dogs high.)

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!

 

 

Damian Marley’s True Poetic Justice

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 :


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.

One Love.



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

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

Cannabutter: Yum

Recently my grandmother asked me for some Mary Jane but she didn’t want to smoke it so I had to find a way for her to have the full effect without having to smoke and so of course that means it was time to make edibles! It took some investigating but quickly it was clear that all one has to do to make edibles is make cannabutter. Once you have the cannabutter anything that you need butter for can be made into an edible. And I do mean anything; lasagna, mac and cheese, lollipops, pancakes, cookies, whatever.  There are other options too such as coconut oil but I took the butter route and this is how I did it:

Initially I followed this instructional video:

But just the cannabutter part and I did do it a little differently.


Things you need:

  • 1/2 oz of weed, buds or trim or both, also important to note here is the better the strain, the better the butter.
  • 2 sticks of unsalted butter

  • A pot and a glass bowl that fits in the pot with a lid
  • cheese cloth
  • strainer

This is how I did it:

  1. Before anything and not mentioned in the video you need to 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.
  2. Next the video says to wrap your weed in a cheese cloth, I’m sure you can but I didn’t. I just put water in a pot on the stove and start heating it on a low flame.
  3. Once my water was boiling I put a glass bowl in the pot with the water still heating under it and I chopped up my 2 sticks of butter and put it in the glass bowl.
  4. Once my butter melted I added one cup of water and my ground decarboxlated weed to the melted butter and put the lid on.
  5. Then I camped out in my kitchen for 2 hours stirring the weed with the butter every now and then, always checking there was water in the pot beneath the glass bowl (and refilling the water).
  6. 2 hours past and I put a cheese cloth on my strainer, then strained my melted bud filled butter into another bowl. I strained it very good, repeatedly and then put that bowl in the frig and went to sleep.
  7. The next day I pulled my solid cannabutter out of the bowl in the frig and used it to make my grandma cookies.

For it being the first time I’ve ever done this, I did very good. I did use real kush bud, not trim and maybe that’s why my cookies were so strong. To say the least everyone, especially grandma felt the nice mellow stoned body high for hours! The next few days after I used what I had left over of my cannabutter to make eggs and pancakes and now I’m planning to figure out how to make coconut oil to make some chocolate covered something or at least some more butter to make a lasagna. For being a weed smoker, I’ve got to say it took a while to kick in but I loved the body high and how long it last. For me it starts with a tingling in my lips… and I feel literally “stoned” for hours. I think the cookie monster has been eating these for years because I can’t get the idea of “Cookiessss” (In the cookie monster voice) out of my mind. Definitely edibles are so worth the time it takes to make the cannabutter.  I highly recommend trying it out! Stay lit!

There’s a lot more to Weed than just Smoking it

Cannabis, weed, ganja, pot, whatever you call it. If you smoke it or not you know it gets you high. And when it comes to drug test all we worry about is THC. But there’s a lot more to weed than just smoking it and THC is only one of the several cannabinoids found in this beauty of a plant….

Our bodies actually house what is known as the the endogenous cannabinoid system: “Endocannabinoids and their receptors are found throughout the body: in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells. In each tissue, the cannabinoid system performs different tasks, but the goal is always the same: homeostasis, the maintenance of a stable internal environment despite fluctuations in the external environment.”

This plant has power! And it is a cure to so many different illnesses that it’s astonishing! And that’s all thanks those these wonderful things called cannabinoids.

THC (Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) the one we are most familiar with has it’s psychoactive properties that get us high but CBD (cannabidiol ) can stop cancer.  

Actually several cannabinoids found in marijuana have demonstrated the ability to stop cancer angiogenesis and metastasis, while inducing apoptosis. Cannabidiol (CBD) has shown to be the most effective so far.

In English, cannabinoids prevent cancer cells from growing and spreading, then makes them commit suicide.

There’s :

  • CBN : Which is actually a breakdown product of the famous THC. It helps us sleep, increases our appetite, is an anti-convulsion, anti-inflammatory, is even an antibiotic, it helps with pain, burns and more.
  • THCA :The precursor to THC and a great reason to try a raw cannabis smoothie!  Because not only does it help you not vomit, not get bitten by bugs and happens to be a great anti-inflammatory, Raw THCA is an antioxidant! And can prevent cancer and possibly Parkinson’s Disease.
  • CBG : With it’s antibacterial effects is known to kill or slow bacterial growth, reduce inflammation, (particularly in its acidic CBGA form,) inhibit cell growth in tumor/cancer cells, and promote bone growth.

And when looking at the medical benefits to marijuana it’s important to know that all it’s components work together to create this wonderful thing known as the “entourage effect” that magnifies the therapeutic benefits of the plant’s individual components.

Consider terpenes for example. There’s an aromatherapy aspect to weed too because the delicious scent it carries is all thanks to the predominate terpenes in its’ strain.

Marijuana’s bouquet of terpenes—that “riot of perfumes,” as the poet (and hashish-eater) Arthur Rimbaud once said—plays another important role.

Terpenoids and cannabinoids both increase blood flow, enhance cortical activity and kills respiratory pathogens. When it comes to choosing which strain is right for you, it’s recommended that “the nose knows.” If you like how it smells, your probably going to like the effect. There are over 200 different terpenes: linalool, myreene, delta 3, etc. My favorite being  Limonene, with it’s citrus smell, found in white widow, along with:

And then we have the concentrates! Rosin, live resin, Co2, Pho…

According to High Times, “The rosin revolution is real”   

Concentrated cannabis products, such as shatter, wax, pre-filled vape pens and related extracts are in incredible demand across the country. And if you have already tried it then you know why! For me I need so little to get such a huge impact! And that’s because buds, typically contain between 10-20 percent THC (getting as potent as about 30 percent, in rare cases), in contrast concentrates can offer between 60-95 percent THC, making for a much more efficient way to get your medicine. For more on concentrates I recommend Mass Roots.

There’s a lot to know about cannabis and how it helps us. I’m not an expert and so I have provided several links throughout this post for you to get more info. In conclusion I hope that what you get out of this is that I put everything together for you. The cannabinoids, terpenes, concentrates, endocannabinoid system, and the entourage effect. I didn’t go into great detail about each, because I’m not an expert, instead I just provided you with the links. Like an all in one everything you should know about weed grocery list in a way. The cannabis movement is something that’s very important to me and I just wanted to put it out there that weed does way more than just get you high and we should all try to educate ourselves to the best of our ability.

 

Stay Lit!

 

Cannabis To Go and Edibles Delivered to Your Door

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