What Are Pre-Rolled Blunts?

More than pipes, bongs, edibles, oils, dab rigs, or any other means of consumption, the joint remains an icon. It may be the only method that, when pantomimed, says to the rest of the world “cannabis!” A joint is cheap, discreet, disposable, and easily shared among friends. It requires neither the financial investment of a bong nor the time commitment of an edible. But unless you’ve got nimble fingers or hours to spend practicing, it can be tough to learn how to twist one up. Enter the pre-roll. Before legal, regulated markets, consumers themselves were the ones rolling joints. But as medical dispensaries and recreational shops emerged, demand grew for ready-made smokeables. By now, pre-rolls are almost everywhere, serving as go-to gifts and common suggestions to cannabis newcomers.

There’s just one thing: A lot of people think they’re junk.

“Out of maybe the 50 pre-rolls that I’ve got from dispensaries, two of them have been smokeable,” laments one cannabis-focused YouTuber.“The rest have just been disgusting. They’ve gone in the trash, they’ve gotten broken up, they’ve just not been smoked. It’s pretty gross.”

He’s not alone. Many in the cannabis community steer clear of pre-rolled joints because of the perception that they contain low-quality cannabis. But where did that reputation come from? Is it deserved? And does it really mean pre-rolls aren’t worth it? We spoke to budtenders, producers, dispensary owners, and cannabis enthusiasts to find out.

The biggest takeaway? When it comes to pre-rolls, it’s hard to generalize. But at least in some markets, they don’t always deserve the bad rap.

“The quality really varies a lot,” said Lauren, who spent three years working in a Seattle medical dispensary and who requested anonymity in order to preserve her industry ties. While some producers use higher-quality flower, she said, others add what’s called trim — the leaves and stems that are cut away from the bud before curing.

How Pre-Rolled Joints Are Made

Here’s how most pre-rolls are made: As budtenders in dispensaries shift nugs of cannabis in their jars, smaller bits of flower, known as shake, fall off. “The jars get shifted all the time,” explained Corey Schwartz, who manages Coast to Coast Collective in Los Angeles. “As you’re dispensing to patients, they want certain buds. After a day or a half a day, that strain gets broken down.” The shake gets collected for use in pre-rolls, which in Coast to Coast’s case are rolled on-site.

Coast to Coast and some other producers also add nugs themselves to their pre-roll mixture. “When it comes to the nugs, we break them down and we actually grind them down in a grinder,” Schwartz said. From there the mix is loaded into pre-rolled paper cones. A machine shakes the joints to help settle the mixture and remove air pockets. Once the joints are filled, an employee gently tamps down the contents of each one to make sure it’s not too tight or too loose, which could cause it to burn poorly. With a twist of the tip, the pre-roll’s ready to go.Read More..

What Are Moon Rocks?

Moon rocks are one of the most expensive nugs you’ll find on the menu of your dispensary, and for a good reason. It’s the most potent way to smoke weed. If you’ve got a decent supply of flower, kief and hash oil, it isn’t hard to make a moon rock. When a moon rock is done right, you should hardly be able to see what your nug originally looked like. You can’t treat them exactly like regular weed when its time to smoke. So we’ll go over everything you need to know about making and smoking moon rocks.

What Is A Moon Rock?

Moon rocks are a form of cannabis that shouldn’t be underestimated. They were made for connoisseurs looking for a way to elevate their smoking experience. Unless you consume concentrated cannabis on the regular, smoking some moon rocks is bound to be a trip. You’ll want water, snacks and good vibes around if you’re trying them for the first time.

The moon rock was brought into popularity by the rapper Kurupt who was signed to Death Row Records in the early 1990s and his partner Dr. Zodiak. Now the original moon rock products are called Dr. Zodiak’s Moonrock. It’s worth noting that not all moonrocks are made the same. While Dr. Zodiak’s brand is well-known for winning High Times Cannabis Cup awards, another moonrock could be the complete opposite quality.

The potency and quality of your moonrock will depend on the materials used to make them. Some shady suppliers might hide their worst nugs and low-quality oil under kief. If you’re not close to any reliable producers of moon rocks, you’re better off learning to make your own.

How To Make Moon Rocks

Besides smoking it, making a moon rock is the best part. It’s the best way to combine one of your favorite flowers and flavorful extracts with the big stash of kief that you’ve been saving just for this moment. Since you’re making it yourself, you can alter the potency by choosing stronger or weaker flowers, oils and kief.

Moon rocks tend to be a product only connoisseurs seek out. As a result, most people making moon rocks are aiming to get the potency, flavor and quality as high as possible. If this is the case for you, you’ll want to use freshly cured premium-quality indoor flowers. You’ll also want clean, potent extracts like live resin or flower rosin. As for the kief, a full melt dry sift or bubble hash is the best highest-quality product you can coat a moonrock in.

If you want the potency to be somewhere in between, you can use high CBD strains, concentrates or add isolated CBD powder in the place of kief to help balance out the psychoactive effects of the THC in the oil and flower.

What You’ll Need To Make Moon Rocks:

Start by grabbing a fresh whole nug that isn’t dry and won’t easily fall apart. Have your kief in a jar set aside for the end.Read More…

How To Store Your Weed!

If you don’t know how to store weed properly, it can end up drying up or growing mold. Dry weed will have lost a good portion of the flavor and potency while moldy weed is unsafe to smoke.

If you’ve got quality weed and you want it to stay that way, you’ll have to try harder than a jewelry or sandwich bag. Especially if you’re planning to make it last for a while. Leaving the job to a bag alone will turn your sticky buds brittle within a weeks time.

A few simple measures will ensure your stash is still smokable the next time you reach for it. There are a few ways to better store weed for extended periods of time.

Airtight Glass Containers

To protect your weed from the various external forces that work against it, we recommend an airtight glass container. There are plastic airtight containers but plastic can make buds to sweat moisture out.

A glass mason jar is your best friend when it comes to cost-effective long-term storage. However, any airtight glass container will do. The top should have a complete seal to completely protect your buds from exposure to the air. Once your buds have made it into a glass jar, you just need to keep it out of light and away from heat.

There are also blacked-out ultraviolet airtight glass jars that can help to protect your weed from light. Even if its left somewhere with heavy-lighting. In an airtight ultraviolet glass jar, the only element you’ll have left to worry about is temperature.

As long as you’re not storing it in a cabinet above your stove or somewhere hot, your buds should stay fresh in a UV jar.

Humidity Packs For Longer Term Storage

If you deplete your stash within a week or two, an airtight glass container in a cool dark place should be all you need to keep your weed fresh for every smoke. However, to ensure your buds stay sticks for even months, you can introduce a humidity pack to your airtight storage container. They come in varying humidity levels, already dried out material will need a higher relative humidity to come back to life. However, with fresh properly cured cannabis, you can use a 58 percent Boveda humidity pack to preserve the quality and prevent mold.Read More..

How to make Canna-Cafe

For some people, this is the most enjoyable way to start or end the day, combining two products they love: coffee and cannabis; the science concludes that coffee consumption increases the desire to consume cannabis. We discuss how to prepare this combination and its effects, among other things. A few days ago, I met a friend on the street. He barely noticed I was there. He was painting one of his paintings, but with particular dedication. I didn’t want to disturb him, but I was curious to know what he was painting. The first thing he said to me was when I approached him: God bless coffee with cannabis! Cannabis coffee? I didn’t understand anything. He and I share our passion for cannabis, so the first thing I thought was that it was a new product he bought. Finally, he told me that he had tasted cannabis coffee for breakfast and that he felt really inspired. Then I understood everything. Some time ago, a common friend told us about the benefits of having breakfast or finishing the day with a cannabis coffee. I had tried to take cannabis herbal teas (How to Make Marijuana Infusion), but it wasn’t the same thing.

Coffee with milk and cannabis

Since I haven’t told you yet, you may be wondering if cannabis coffee should be used as a coffee only or if other ingredients like milk can be added to make a recipe for coffee with milk and marijuana. The answer is clearly yes.. Café au lait et cannabis Café au lait et cannabis However, you will need to use whole milk and cow’s milk because it is the one that contains fat. If you don’t tolerate this feeling, you can use others, but you should add fat, such as butter.Read More