Dry Herb Vaping: A Simple Guide

Vaping cannabis oil is rapidly increasing in popularity, but dry herb vaping is nothing new; people have vaped cannabis flower for thousands of years. Indeed, the first modern dry herb vaporizers appeared in the early 1990s, and the Volcano, possibly the most well known dry herb vape in the world, has been around for nearly 20 years.

Despite this established history, most cannabis enthusiasts still stick to pre-rolls, joints and bowls – aka, methods that require combustion (i.e., flame from a lighter) to “activate” cannabinoids and terpenes. If you’re not familiar with dry herb vaping and its benefits, we’ve created this quick, simple guide to vaping marijuana.

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Storing Cannabis Properly: Why and How

In California these days, you can be confident you’re buying quality marijuana – heck, the testing standards could be higher than actual food items – but are you properly storing cannabis once you get it back home?

You may be thinking, “What’s wrong with storing it in the package it came in? I kept my bud in a baggie back in the day.” There are actually several compelling reasons to ditch the bag. Here are our top 5 reasons for proper cannabis storage – and how to do it. Continue reading “Storing Cannabis Properly: Why and How”

THC. CBD. WTF?

This story originally appeared on Caliva Weekly.

You’ve probably heard of THC, the “active ingredient” in cannabis that gets you high. Perhaps you’ve also heard of CBD and its use for pain relief. But these are just two of more than 100 natural compounds – known as cannabinoids – that are found in cannabis. If you’re a little lost when it comes to all those acronyms, don’t worry: here are a few of the major cannabinoids and what you can generally expect when consuming each one. Continue reading “THC. CBD. WTF?”

Sativa! We Need Ya!

This story originally appeared on Caliva Weekly.

We recently wrote about sativas, indicas and hybrids and how to choose which strain is right for you. Though sativas accounted for only 18% of total cannabis sales in California last year, there are plenty of great reasons to choose a sativa – whether you want to kick butt at your workout or clean out your attic, here are a few scenarios where sativas can really shine. Continue reading “Sativa! We Need Ya!”

The Low-Down on Terpenes

This story originally appeared on Caliva Weekly.

There’s nothing like sticking your nose into a jar of fresh cannabis and enjoying the aromas within. The citrus of Lemon Haze, the pine of Jack Herer, the pungency of Sour Diesel: each strain has its own distinct scent. That’s because each strain has its own mix of what are known as terpenes.

You’ve probably heard of THC and CBD, but if you’re not familiar with terpenes, here’s what every cannaseur should know about these crucial elements of quality cannabis. Continue reading “The Low-Down on Terpenes”

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