Hello Best Friends,
We all know smoking weed doesn’t make you cool, but if you’re smoking weed, you’re probably cool. At least that’s what a meme I saw once said.
But cool people don’t fumble with a grinder or splash bong water all over. At Pacific Green, we know that cool people are actually just normal people who know how to handle their weed, and the beginning to that road can be found in the following top ten list.
1. DON’T GET ARRESTED
This is key. Do not get arrested. Live in a state where cannabis is legal, or make everyone else in your state vote for legalization. We’re not sure if you’ve ever been arrested, but it’s as bad as they all say.
2. HAVE PLENTY OF SNACKS
You are going to get hungry. Make sure you have plenty of the good stuff you want.
3. FIND YOUR FAVORITE DISPENSARY
There are every different kind of dispensary in Portland, find the one that suits you best. The Budtenders should be helpful and informative, and know their product. The environment relaxed, and the prices reasonable.
We here at Pacific Green strive to have the most popular and best strains, as well as work to help you get exactly what you’re looking for. We have daily deals and take care of our regulars.
4. INFUSE YOUR HERBS WITH HERBS
Add chamomile tea to your weed and smoke it all up. You can get extra sleepy times.
6. ALWAYS BRING NUGS TO THE PARTY
If you are going to a party where you know there may be other cannabis smokers, make sure you bring some greens to share. If no one else brought any, you get to be the fun weed friend at the party.
5. HOLD THE BONG LIKE YOU OWN IT
If you are right handed, hold the bong with your left. Cradle the base with your palm, or hold it by the stem, whichever feels more comfortable. Either way, keep the piece mostly level so the water doesn’t spill out. That water is gross.
Be confident like you own the bong.
6. BE A POLITE SMOKER
It smells good and amazing to us, skunky and earthy and perfect, but the neighbor sitting next to you on their porch isn’t as into it. And it is every good weed smoker’s duty to be polite about our fumes.
7. KNOW YOUR STRAINS
Every true pothead knows the difference between indica and sativa, and though it’s been explained to us a thousand times, we will never remember the science behind it.
All you need to remember is that indica strains will give you a nice sleepy body high, and the sativas will be more of a clear-headed, excited feeling. Indica will put you in da couch, while sativa will start you up.
Hybrids are generally a nice mix between, where you get the best of a body high and a nice heady experience.
Try them all out. In the end, it’s all weed, and it will all get you nice and stoned.
8. KNOW YOUR LIMITS
It’s no fun being too high. Just remember, you won’t die as a direct result of being too high. Just don’t do anything. At all.
When it comes to edibles, take it slow. It can take an hour or more for some cannabis infused consumables to take effect. Remember the old saying, “You can always eat more, but you can’t eat less.”
As with all things, when it starts getting uncomfortable, stop.
9. GRIND YOUR FLOWER
Of course you can shove entire buds into your pipe and smoke it immediately, but you won’t get the best experience out of your marijuana stash.
Ground cannabis smokes more evenly and cleanly, ensuring you are effectively smoking all of your good stuff. You also have less chance of smoking any stems or seeds, which don’t get you high and only harshen the toke.
You can buy specific cannabis grinders at your favorite dispensary or head shop. They come in various sizes and features. The nicer ones have screens that filter out the stems and keef.
The other option is using a classic mortar and pestle. It’s an ancient technique that works as well as ever.
10. CLEAN YOUR PIECE
Nobody ever wants to clean anything ever. Especially if you’re going to get resin all over the place and stink like you’ve been cleaning bongs. Gross. But a clean pipe can make all the difference in your smoking experience. You spent your money on that top-shelf dank, now you’re going to shove it into that filthy glass?
No. Not today. Today, you’re going to taste the weed you bought, like the royalty you are.
All you need is:
– Isopropyl Alcohol – preferably 91%
– Epsom salt
– Pipe cleaners
Soak your piece in the alcohol and Epsom salt. Pour the salt into the stem and swish it around, holding your fingers over the holes to avoid splashing. Leave it for a few hours.
Come back and rinse it with more alcohol. Hold it under the sink with hot water, rinsing out the black chunks of resin. This usually takes a few minutes.
Use pipe cleaners to scrape out the last of the residue. Rinse with more alcohol and shake salt through it until it’s all clean.