Article by The Fresh Toast via Growth Op,
Cannabis users who have enjoyed the plant for some time and even those who consider themselves to be experts on all things weed might be surprised by these marijuana hacks.
No matter how long a person has been toking, there are always new things to try and learn. Add that modern technology keeps on creating better methods for consumption.
Here are a few tips worth checking out.
Spice jars make great nug containers
Have an empty cinnamon or garlic powder jar available? Specifically, those with two separate lids: one with little holes and the other a regular lid? These can make great containers for weed, especially if they are made of glass. They can help keep nugs fresh longer, a kind of MacGyver-ish humidour. Here’s how:
Get a small square of paper towel (or napkin) and wet it (distilled water is preferable) ever so slightly. Then place the paper between the two lids.
That’s it. The cannabis won’t dry out.
Tip: Remember not to return the jar to the pantry or spice cabinet where actual spices are kept.
Make ice cubes from cannajuice
If fortunate to live in a U.S. state that allows cannabis beverages, or if you make your own weed tea, this trick is great. Simply pour the fluid into the ice cube tray. That will provide access to cannabis whenever needed. They can be used to make a smoothie, or get inventive and create a favourite cocktail.
Tip: Remember that it is not advisable to mix cannabis with alcohol.
Variety is the spice of life — especially when it comes to music.
Music and marijuana go together like peanut butter and jelly. Before any sesh, make sure to select a playlist. This may not be as easy, or successful, if choosing the music follows consumption. Doing so beforehand can guarantee having your favourite tunes available.
Having multiple playlists depending on mood may also be a good idea: Wake and Bake List, Chilling List, Workout List, In The Bedroom List, among others.
Eat a mango
Eating a mango 45 minutes or so before a cannabis session allows THC to be absorbed into the body more quickly and may help the high last longer. Some even say the intoxicating feeling will be slightly more intense.
The sweet tropical fruit is packed with myrcene, a terpene that interacts with THC. It has also been said that myrcene helps to lower the resistance across the blood to brain barrier, allowing it and other chemicals, including THC, to cross more easily and quickly.
Added bonus: Not only are mangoes delicious, they are packed with vitamins and nutrients. It’s a win-win.
Do-it-yourself kief pellets
A person who is an advanced cannabis consumer is sure to know what kief is. Buying kief pellets can be pricey and supply in the U.S. can be spotty. No worries. Consumers can make their own kief pellets as long as they have kief, scissors, two pencils, a sheet of paper and tape.
First, cut a piece of paper into a strip about two inches (five centimetres) wide by six inches (15 cm) long and wrap it firmly around one pencil. Affix the tape on the paper so that it remains shaped like a tube. Remove the pencil. Carefully fill the paper tube with kief. Use the other pencil to tightly pack the kief inside the tube.
Curling irons are not just for hair
Armed with the kief pellets, a user can now make some homemade hash using a regular curling iron. Using pressure and heat, some say kief can be transformed into hashish.
All that’s needed is kief, parchment paper and a hair iron. Place the kief inside folded parchment paper. Apply pressure and heat with the iron for about five to 10 seconds. The kief will compress into a more solid form. Small pieces can then be broken off to smoke or vape, or be added to tea.