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What To Do With Vaporized Marijuana

Greenies, don’t you dare throw your AVB away; you are literally killing yourselves if you do. Vaped bud is PERFECT, and I mean PERFECT for cooking with. The process of decarboxylation or activating your weed is already done with vaped bud. Be sure to lightly vaporize your herbs until “toasted”, black vaped bud is no good. Staying between 350-375 degrees F is ideal, this way a lot of the cannabinoids are left in tact. When the vaporizer heats the weed this process decarboxylizes the cannabis converting the inactive THC-A and CBD-A into the psychoactive THC and CBD…ya know, the stuff that gets us high as kites. Using AVB is a very effective and efficient way to make edibles because we can extract the left over cannabinoids and bind them to some dank ass butter. As you can see in the diagram below when heat is introduced the carboxyl group -A (COOH) is removed, turning THC-A into THC. We’ve got activated weed! I’ve given you the knowledge, the challenge is up to you. Make some dank ass butter with your AVB. Send us some pictures, I’ll send you some stickers. Hit me up at Check out my AVB cannabutter post here!

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Wisdom Wednesdays: Cooking with vaped bud and decarboxylation

Bong Of The Day: Porsche Hookah?

We all know Porsche for designing super fast, super expensive, super sexy cars but apparently they are now making bongs high end hookahs. This bad boy is dubbed, “Shisha.”  They can’t really come out and call this a bong because obviously some people may not like it. Instead they make it sound like they are selling you one of their amazingly designed cars.

The extraordinary Porsche Design Shisha combines high-quality materials such as aluminium, stainless steel and glass with the timeless and unique design approach of the luxury brand. Puristic and stylish at the same time. The Porsche Design Shisha is made in Germany and stands at a height of 55 centimetres. It only shows a discreet branding on the aluminium top of the Shisha and comes with a long flexible tube made out of TecFlex material, which is also used for the classic Porsche Design TecFlex writing tools.

The Shisha stands almost 2 feet tall (55 cm), and is made of glass and aluminum. It also features a “long flexible tube” made from Porsche’s custom TecFlex material. This thing is all kinds of badass. I will do my best to follow up on this and make sure I can get one to review for you guys. I will also let you know where you can purchase. Keep an eye out and stay high.

Benefits And Uses Of Portable And Handheld Vaporizers

Portable Vaporizers have become a popular trend in recent years because it allows the user to enjoy flavorful vapor anytime – anyplace. About five years ago, the first Portable Vaporizers that were introduced into the market lacked the proper design to deliver vapor efficiently. They were too big, poorly constructed and built from low-quality materials. For these reasons, Portable Vaporizers initially received a bad reputation amongst vapor enthusiasts. However, that has all changed. Within the last few years, there have been numerous Portable Vaporizers that have made a strong impact on the Vaporizer industry. The Iolite, Vapir NO2, and Magic Flight Launch Box have all made a justified claim as the best Portable Vaporizer.

Probably the most popular of the bunch is the Iolite Portable Vaporizer. This very attractive Vaporizer is manufactured in Ireland by an excellent company called Ogelsby and Butler. The Iolite Vaporizer comes in a variety of colors including blue, red, yellow, white, black, lime green, orange, turquoise, pink and tie-dye (rainbow). It’s small enough to fit inside your pocket and very discreet. Instead of using batteries or flame, the Iolite Vaporizer utilizes butane as its heat source. It uses patented technology that allows the unit to create a catalytic reason between butane and oxygen with an exhaust system that expels the leftover butane. Simply fill the unit with a small amount of butane and you’re ready to start vaporizing within seconds. It holds up to 500 mg of butane gas which should last for approximately 15 minutes of vaporization time. The unit reaches a steady vaporization temperature of 374 F, which is perfect for vaporizing most types of herbs or aromatherapy blends. Each unit comes with a plethora of accessories including a carrying case, moisture condenser, wide cleaning utensil, seven dot herb chamber, hand tool, heater mesh screen, extendable mouthpiece and an instruction manual. This unit is perfect for anyone that is looking for an ultra-portable unit that is discreet and simple to operate.

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Canada: Marijuana Patients Allowed To Vape In Airports, Planes

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Vapes on a plane!
Lisa Mamakind was told that as long as patients aren’t using the devices during the times when passengers aren’t allowed to use electronics, she was free to medicate as needed.
​Health Canada-licensed medical marijuana patients are now allowed to consume cannabis through vaporization both in airports while waiting for their flights, and while on the plane during the flight, according to Lisa Mamakind and Cannabis Culture magazine.
“At the end of May 2011, as a license-holder, I took it up myself to clear up any ambiguities in regard to where and when I’m able to medicate,” Mamakind writes in Cannabis Culture. “Up until this point, we could only speculate as to what exactly were the policies of the corporations and agencies we deal with when we choose air travel.”

According to Mamakind, cardholding Canadian medical marijuana patients have been hassled going through security, as Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA — think TSA) agents haven’t been trained to recognize either medical marijuana cards or licenses.

“The old policy stood that even if the cannabis is legal, if it’s found amongst your carry-on items, a report would have to be made, sometimes involving police stationed in the airport — and it could take up to a good 20 minutes to work through the process,” Mamakind said. “Often insensitive agents pull out bags of medicine to display for the entire security area, remarking at the scent and/or asking what strain it is.
“After the last time this happened to me, the CATSA representative for Calgary International Airport suggested that I file a complaint in order to get the policy changed,” Mamakind said.
According to Mamakind, she was contacted by a CATSA representative this week, informing her that the policy is indeed changing and that a memo to that effect will be circulated nationwide in Canada within the month.
This memo will explain to CATSA agents bout the new policy of recognizing medical marijuana cards and paper licenses, and explain that filing a report when they come across one isn’t necessary.
“There will be special notes made regarding the professional, courteous conduct required when an agent does come across marijuana; this medicine is to be treated as they would any other prescription medication,” Mamakind said. “Agents don’t pull our your Viagra and comment on it, so therefore, the same should be true for your pot.
Mamakind naturally then started wondering: If licensed patients can now bring marijuana with them through airport security, what about medicating in the airport?
“That’s the bailiwick of each individual airport authority, so I called the two airports I was dealing with, YYC (Calgary) and YYZ (Toronto),” Mamakind said. “I asked both if there was any reason why I wouldn’t be able to use my vaporizer once I’m past security and they said, ‘As long as you an find a plug…’ “
Mamakind then wondered if perhaps it might be possible to vaporize medication on the airplane as well, so she called WestJet, explained what a vaporizer is and how it works, and confirmed that as long as the device is battery-operated (as in no plug-in required, and no flames needed), and as long as patients aren’t using the devices during the times when passengers aren’t allowed to use electronic devices — that is, not during take-off or landing — she was free to medicate as needed.
“Once on the plane and in the air, the NO2 vaporizer was packed with the much-needed AK47 and I was able to periodically relieve my nausea throughout the over-three-hour flight, becoming the first person to legally and openly vape on a plane,” Mamakind said. “I suppose high at 30,000+ feet is about as high as anyone’s ever gotten on a commercial airline without medibles.”
Mamakind received somewhat less encouraging news from airline Air Canada after contacting them about their policies on vaporization aboard planes.
“Not only did I wait several hours to speak with an agent, Air Canada claimed that, ‘…it’s not on our list of things you can bring on the plane, so therefore it’s probably not allowed on the plane.’ “
Mamakind is encouraging all Canadian medical marijuana cardholders to contact Air Canada themselves and demand that the same courtesy which is given to WestJet fliers be given to those traveling on Air Canada as well.
“In fact, I encourage everyone to contact any and all domestic airlines and find out their policy about vaping on a plane,” Mamakind said.

A Brief Overview of Concentrates

Concentrates are just that, the active ingredients (THC & Cannabinoids) that has been extracted from the marijuana plant material. There are several methods of extraction. The quality of the concentrate can range from poor to extremely high. Using different types of tools and methods yields different concentrates, viscosities and potencies

Concentrates can be extracted several ways with the three most common being: cold water, BHO (Butane hash oil) and CO2. Medical marijuana patients are using more and more concentrates today mostly because of their high THC and Cannabinoid content and that they are relatively easy to find in collectives at reasonable prices. Below is a brief introduction of the three more popular extraction methods and types of concentrates they produce. Hit the jump for more information on concentrates.

Cold water extraction produces a concentrate that ranges in color from light golden beige to black depending on the purity. Generally the lighter the color, the purer melt you will have (no residue). Cold water concentrates are better known as bubble hash and should be dry. It can come in different consistencies from a powder to putty like texture. The concentrate and process for cold water extraction is all organic because it only uses ice and cold water, which makes it great to use in any culinary dishes.

The second most popular extraction method is BHO or Butane Hash Oil extraction and the process uses butane to pass over the marijuana plant material. Neither the concentrate nor the process is considered organic. Although it’s not organic, BHO concentrates are used in many culinary dishes. It’s easily identified because it’s not oily like the cold water extractions. You may hear BHO’s go by other names such as: goo, earwax, wax, glass, shatter and moon rocks at collectives and dispensaries.

The last method of concentrate extraction mentioned here is CO2 extraction and it’s very similar to BHO extraction except that dry ice isn’t flammable. Dry ice is shaken over the marijuana plant material or added to a bubble hash process to knock off the gland heads from the buds. The heads stay intact because of the cold temperatures. The finished product is a fine crystal powder and must be kept frozen or very cold or else it will liquefy or turn into a big blob at room temperature. The concentrate is also known as Crystals, Gold Dust, 95%THC and Sugars.

Concentrates can vary in strength and completely depend on the quality of the strain used when making them. They can be consumed by either ingesting them, smoking them with flowers or by using any of the custom smoking devices that have been created such as skillets, globes, nails, smashers and vaporizers.

It’s Not Just A Plant

Watch this documentary about marijuana!

Follow me on a 10 Minute Adventure into the world of Medical Marijuana.

My name is Kain Derrick, I’m a 22 year old film maker in the field of the Cannabis Culture.

I made this Documentary as part of my Media Degree.

If you take this message and turn a blind eye and don’t look into this stuff for yourself. you can only blame your own arrogance which is what you should fear the most. It’s you that can make a change by helping spread the word and heal the nation.

Miss Medical Marijuana

The deadline for entering in this contest has arrived, and we’ll now begin taking votes from the public in order to select who will be crowned the first ever Miss Medical Marijuana ambassador, in this Spring 2011 contest. There are some very beautiful women that have participated and we’d like to thank everyone in advance for their support.

This is the first contest we’ve held at PENCIL METHOD since our inception. We are very eager to provide the winners with prizes and see how this contest will help us bring our cause to those who wouldn’t have necessarily been informed about the importance of our cause had it not been for the beautiful women that have taken the chance in submitting their contest entries.

Now that we have all of our contestants, we’ll need you to vote for who you think should be crowned Miss Medical Marijuana, a good will ambassador for our cause. In order to vote, you’ll need to be a registered user on our web site (registration is free and takes less than 10 seconds to complete – CLICK HERE TO BECOME A REGISTERED USER). All you need to do is choose your favorite lady from the voting poll below. Only one vote will be allowed per member, and cheating attempts will not be counted in the end. Voting begins April 1st, 2011 at 1:00 AM and will end April 20th, 2011 at 1:00 AM as well.

The winners will be expected to promote our cause in a wholesome and responsible way. This contest is about promoting the marijuana legalization movement and spreading valuable knowledge to the general public. Please do your part and tell all your friends and loved ones about this contest and our web site. Winners will be officially announced during the afternoon of April 20th, 2011.

Less than two months after the competition was initially announced, online interest for the Miss Medical Marijuana competition has surpassed what anyone at the popular Marijuana news magazine even thought was possible. The contest is taking place as part of ongoing efforts by the Marijuana Legalization movement to gain mainstream support for the cause.

Web site visitors will be given the chance to select who they think should be crowned Miss Medical Marijuana, starting the first of April and ending on the 20th, also known as 4/20 or International Weed Day. Anyone can log on to the web site at and vote for whoever they feel is the best candidate.
“It is our belief that through fun, innovative and interactive campaigns such as this one, we’ll be able to more effectively spread vital knowledge to young adults, many of whom already support our struggle without truly understanding why it’s important,” a representative of the staff said.

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