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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Proper Marijuana Smoking Etiquette

This story originally appeared on Caliva Weekly.

Marijuana legalization in California has allowed cannabis enthusiasts to begin stepping into the light and away from the stigma and all the stereotypes. Smoking cannabis with friends isn’t a new type of social activity, but whether you’re a cannabis newbie or a seasoned smoker, a refresher on the rules of weed smoking never hurts.

Yes, there ARE weed smoking faux pas, but here’s how you can avoid them. The following rules have been sourced from cannabis smokers all over the country and selected specially for your education.

Rules for Smoking Joints and Pre-Rolls

  1. No bogarting.  Cannabis can make you chatty, but try to keep the circle moving.
  2. When in doubt, “puff puff pass” is always acceptable.
  3. If you see the joint begin to canoe, it’s your duty to stop it.

Rules for Smoking Pipes, Vapes and Bongs

  1. If you get “greens” – that is, the very first hit of a freshly packed bowl – only light a small portion of the bowl. Torching the whole thing means that no one else gets to taste those delicious terpenes. Don’t be selfish!
  2. When it’s your turn, only hit the pipe or bong once – hitting them twice is like double-dipping your chips in the salsa at a party. Just don’t do it. Vape etiquette varies – two pulls from a pen during a turn is often quite acceptable.
  3. Don’t pass an empty bowl. Let the next person know the bowl is getting close to the end if there’s not much left.
  4. Clear the bong. Don’t leave your smoke in there. You wouldn’t want to inhale someone’s stale leftovers, so don’t do it to anyone else.
  5. Don’t use another person’s lighter to stir the bowl. Paper clips do the job, or you can invest in a pipe tool.

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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!”

Six Musts to Keep Your Dispensary Competitive in 2018

We’ve spent our fair share of time in dispensaries, particularly in the last few months as California neared full legalization. Now that we’ve had some time to go over our notes, here are six musts to keep your dispensary competitive in 2018.

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How to Avoid Being a Sh*tty Customer When Buying Cannabis: California First Weekend Edition

With any luck, you avoided being a shitty customer on Day 1 of legal recreational cannabis sales in California, and came home with a nice little green prize to celebrate – the staff at CaC sure did.

In the last couple of days, we’ve dropped in on a few dispensaries in San Jose, and have updates to the “Don’t be shitty” list. Take a look:

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Budtenders: Five Ways to Support Your Staff

You’ve done your due diligence and hired trustworthy, hardworking budtenders. But what can you do to help your budtenders be successful, knowledgeable employees? Here are five ways you can make sure your budtenders are the kind your customers trust and and are part of the reason they keep coming back.

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How to Avoid Being a Sh*tty Customer on the First Day of Legal Marijuana Sales in California

Yeah, we said it. We’ve all had days where we could have been better customers, whether at the grocery store or yes, even at our dispensary. The new adult use rules go into effect on Monday, and despite the hurdles along the way, Jan. 1, 2018, is going to be a historic and extremely hectic day in California cannabis.

Cannabis and Caffeine wants you to do your part to keep the atmosphere mellow and the lines moving. Here’s how avoid being a bad customer on the first day of recreational cannabis sales in California.

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How to Improve Your Dispensary’s Online Presence

You’ve got great products and a top-notch staff, but how strong is your dispensary’s online presence compared to the strength of your physical location? Advertising can be tricky due to marijuana being illegal at the federal level, and many websites consider cannabis content to go against their terms of service.

You may know a bit about search engine optimization (SEO), but we’re not going to dive into keywords and analytics in this post. Check out this cannabis dispensary SEO guide if you’re looking for tips on how to increase your dispensary’s SEO ranking.

If you want to improve your store’s online footprint, or you’re not quite sure where you’re site’s showing up the Web, we have a few additional tips for boosting your  dispensary’s online presence.

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