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!



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 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.

 



Blunt +CBD

The cleanest and safest blunt on the market with no toxic additives or tobacco and it just happens to test positive for CBD! I explain it to my friends as a blunt made out of weed, just to geek them up, but then I explain further that it’s a hemp wrap that naturally contains CBD. And the number one question that I get is what’s CBD….

So: “There’s a lot more to Weed than just Smoking it” 

Cannabiniol (CBD) is the second highest compound to make up cannabis plants, at roughly 40%.  While CBD is similar to THC, it’s composition lacks any psychoactive effects typically associated with THC and is purely medicinal. CBD stands out because it is both non-psychoactive and displays a broad range of potential medical applications. These properties make it especially attractive as a therapeutic agent. CBD can actually cure cancer! For more on CBD I recommend reading this article on : Leafly  where you can find several different therapeutic benefits to CBD.

But I’m not here to talk about CBD, the subject here is definitely Hemp Wraps. Blunt wraps that contain CBD. Yep, but don’t get too excited. During the process of smoking you are exposing yourself to carbon monoxide, which is known to increase your chances of cancer. However if your going to smoke a blunt Juicy Jays or High Hemp Wraps are your best choice because they have eliminated the increased risks of cancer from inhalation of excess chemicals commonly found in tobacco based blunts. And they are so smooth.

Their method of farming hemp is organic from the seed up. And they pride themselves in not using any formulated fertilizers, growth stimulants, antibiotics, or pesticides. Please keep in mind that these hemp wraps are NOT infused with CBD. They are naturally occurring. Below you can see the tested composition a single Hemp wrap:

It rolls like a blunt, looks like a blunt and burns like a blunt. And though neither regulated or tested under the FDA these blunts just taste better and there’s got to be a reason for that!  Definitely you should try out hemp wraps.

 

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!