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Beyond Brownies: Unique Weed Recipes for Beginning Cannabis Cooks

Weed is going to be legal around the US within a year.

Well, that’s if you listen to the pundits and look at the industry. For instance, Canopy Growth just bid $3.4 billion for Acreage Holding.

That’s a Canadian cannabis industry giant making a deal with a New York-based competitor, respectively, on the basis of federal law changing. The respective CEOs are betting that it happens within a year!

Clearly, it’s an exciting time for pot smokers around the country.

Newfound freedom always calls for an era of experimentation. Novel ways of cannabis consumption are called for. Food-infused concoctions are on today’s menu. Are you a budding weed smoker looking to experiment with cannabis cookery?

Want to add to your cannabis cookbook?

Keep reading for some great weed recipes to do just that.

4 Awesome Weed Recipes to Enhance Your Cannabis Cookbook

Edibles combine your love of cooking with your love of weed. Here are some foundational recipes to begin your cannabis cooking journey.

1. Canna-Oil

Canna-oil is often a basis for your weed cooking. Infused with marijuana, you can use the oil as you wish to enhance your food with a nice high! Remember, canola oil and vegetable oils are better for sweet stuff; olive oils work well with savory.

Here’s how to make it:

Ingredients:

  • Good quality marijuana – approx. 5 grams
  • Oil of choice – 2 cups

Guide:

The first step is to decarboxylate your marijuana. Spread it out on a baking sheet in one even layer. Next, put the sheet in a preheated oven at 220 degrees Fahrenheit for around 30-45 minutes. Keep an eye on it though. Don’t let it burn!  

With the weed successfully decarboxylated you want to store it away for a couple of months. Yes, months! Put it in a container so air can’t get to it, and place it somewhere cool, dark and dry.

Let’s assume you’ve waited two months, or already have 5 grams of decarbed weed lying around.

It’s time to heat your oil of choice in a saucepan. Don’t get it too hot. Medium-low is probably best. Add the weed and cook for around 40 to 45 minutes. Again, don’t let it get too hot (too hot would be over 200 degrees Fahrenheit).

With that done, remove from the heat. Allow the lovely weed-oil combo to stand and cool for 10-15 minutes. Finally, use a sieve to strain out the oil, using a spoon or some other implement to press through as much oil as possible.

And voila! A fresh batch of potent canna-oil.

Pro Tip: Prefer butter to oil? Use exactly the same process to make canna-butter. Just swap out the oil with butter…obviously. Use it in your cooking and baking as required.

2. Canna-Tea

This one’s self-explanatory. Want a brew? Want to get high? Want to kill two birds with one stone? Canna-tea is what you need.

Ingredients:

  • Tea of choice
  • Cannabis tincture
  • Milk, honey, sugar

Guide:

You could probably figure this one out for yourself. But in the interest of consistency, here’s the quickest how-to going.

Boil your water and make your tea. Then add a dose of your cannabis tincture (whichever one you prefer). Finally, sweeten with honey and/or sugar, and add milk (if that’s your preference).

3. Canna-Mac-n-Cheese

Who doesn’t love mac-n-cheese? It’s the ultimate in hearty, feel-good, binge food. It’s time the traditional recipe was brought into the 21st 420 century.

Ingredients (serves 5…depending on your munchies):

  • 0.5lb macaroni
  • 1 tablespoon of canola oil
  • Seasoning (salt/pepper)
  • Cannabutter (5 tablespoons)
  • 0.5 cups flour
  • 3 cups warm milk
  • 12 oz cheese of choice
  • Spices (smoked paprika, nutmeg)

Guide:

Cook your macaroni as normal, then drain and set it aside.

With the mac sorted, it’s time for the cheese. Melt your cannabutter in a saucepan and add your flour. Be sure to keep stirring every so often until smooth. When it’s combined, add your warm milk and cook until the sauce is thick enough.

Now it’s actual cheese time. Put your cheese into the sauce along with the seasoning and spices. Stir it all in and add your macaroni. Place into ramekins or small dishes of choice.

Pro tip: Trying to impress a mate? Want to make it fancier? Add a breadcrumb, canna-oil and cheddar cheese mix to the top of the mac n cheese.

Finally, bake in a preheated oven (375 degrees Fahrenheit) for half an hour.

4. Canna Mug Cake 

Weed brownies are old news. Enter the chocolate mug cake. Oh, and it only takes 5 minutes to make. That’s good news for any impatient aspiring stoners out there.

Ingredients:

  • Softened canna-butter (As required)
  • Cocoa powder (2 tablespoons)
  • Flour (4 tablespoons)
  • Sugar (4 teaspoons)
  • Chocolate chips (lots)
  • 1 egg

Guide:

Find a mug that’s safe for the microwave. Oh, and find a microwave.

Next, put everything into your mug. Yep, all at once. Mix it all up until well combined. At this point, you can add anything else you might want to make it yours. Blueberries, nuts, and/or marshmallows come to mind.

Finally, cook in the microwave for around 2 minutes or until the center is done.

Time to Get Cooking

There you have it! Four awesome weed recipes to get you started with your cannabis cooking skills.

As the promise of legalized weed grows, so do the possibilities for alternative forms of consumption! There’s no more hiding in the shadows. You can do as you please with ease. Cooking with marijuana is one fun way to make the most of this new found freedom.

Hopefully, the recipes here have sparked your culinary imagination!

Looking to buy weed for your next cooking session? Click here to read about the finest quality strains to get hold of.

Cannabis or Alcohol: Which One Brings the Fun on the Vegas Strip?

Every year, around 40 million people visit Vegas. Although so-called “Sin City” has more to offer than just partying, for many visitors, consuming their favorite substances is part of the attraction.

Now that weed is legal, Vegas tourists have a choice: cannabis, alcohol, or cannabis and alcohol at the same time?

However, there’s more to making the decision than you might realize at first glance. Cannabis and alcohol don’t always mix well. And when it comes to deciding between the two, the best choice might surprise you.

We’ve put together this guide to help you have the time of your life in Vegas. Keep reading to learn which substances will help you have the most fun with the least worry!

What’s Worse: Alcohol or Weed?

When you consume recreational substances, you’re usually doing so under the assumption that you’re causing some harm to your body. After all, hangovers certainly show that your body doesn’t love lots of alcohol.

But are alcohol and weed equally bad for you? And if not, what’s the difference? Let’s break it down by taking a look at how the two substances impact you. 

How Does Alcohol Affect You?

When you drink alcohol, it gets metabolized by your liver. But your liver can only handle so much, so fast. So if you drink more than one drink per hour, you’ll typically start to feel the effects of intoxication.

Of course, for a lot of people, the intoxication is the whole point. Alcohol’s effects often feel positive, especially when you first start drinking. 

You’ll notice that you feel more relaxed and confident, with lowered inhibitions. Your reaction times gradually slow down as you drink more (that’s one major reason drinking and driving aren’t safe). 

As you continue drinking, you’ll also become more clumsy, and you might slur when you talk. Physically, your skin may become red and your pupils might dilate. You’ll probably feel tired as you drink more and more, and your senses will become less clear.

That’s why drinking feels great when you first start but has fewer pleasant effects as you keep drinking more and more. However, because it has the power to lower your inhibitions and reduce your good judgment, it becomes harder to recognize that it’s wise to stop after a certain point.

The day after you drink, you’ll suffer the consequences of the alcohol even more. A hangover is mostly caused by serious dehydration. 

However, alcohol also comes with more serious effects than poor judgment calls and hangovers. Drinking too much in one night can lead to alcohol poisoning or even death. And drinking lots over a long period of time can have negative long-term effects, causing liver damage, cancer, and more. 

How Does Weed Affect You?

Now, let’s take a look at how weed compares.

Like alcohol, the effects of weed grow as you consume more of it. However, the amount of time it takes for you to process cannabis isn’t as easy to measure as with alcohol. It depends on how much you take, and the form you take it in.

That’s why it’s usually advised to start with a small dose and see how you feel before consuming more. 

However, it’s pretty easy to limit how much weed you consume, as long as you start with a small dose. Although it might slow your reaction time and impair your judgment, it won’t lower your inhibitions as alcohol does. Once you feel high enough, you can easily decide not to consume more.

As you get higher, you’ll often find that you have difficulty with your memory (like with alcohol). You may also feel less depressed or less anxious than you did before. However, some people respond to THC with more anxiety, rather than less, so it all depends on the strain.

Since some strains have more THC, while others have more CBD and other compounds, the effects of weed can vary depending on what you smoke. THC gives you the “high” feeling, and CBD can offer relief from pain, anxiety, and other issues. It’s less clear what the other compounds in marijuana do.

Getting high can actually increase your sensory perception, while alcohol decreases it. It also stimulates appetite and can help reduce nausea. 

One of the best things about using cannabis is that even when you smoke a lot, there’s no hangover. At worst, you might feel a bit more drowsy than usual the next day. But if you consume moderate amounts, you’ll feel nothing at all the day after.

Weed also doesn’t have the same short- and long-term risks that alcohol does. No one has ever overdosed and died from weed. And in the long term, marijuana use isn’t associated with any troubling health effects.

The primary risk of smoking marijuana often is that smoking isn’t great for your lungs (although weed is better than tobacco). However, you can also use cannabis without smoking it. 

Mixing Weed with Alcohol: What You Need to Know 

As you can see, cannabis is the clear winner when it comes to treating your body well. But what about mixing the two together?

Typically, when you use both alcohol and weed, the effects of both will be enhanced. There’s no rule that says you can’t mix the two, but you should be careful because the effects will be stronger.

If you want to use alcohol and weed at the same time, start slow, such as with a small drink and a low-THC strain. Give yourself time to feel the full effects before you keep drinking or smoking. 

And, if you want to play it safe (and avoid alcohol), just stick to cannabis solo.

Making Cannabis and Alcohol Part of Your Vegas Trip

You don’t have to have a Vegas trip with cannabis and alcohol—but for many people, the “vices” are part of the fun. We encourage you to get high and enjoy yourself. Just remember that if alcohol is in the mix, you need to treat it with more caution than weed alone. 

Looking for the cannabis products to help you get the buzz you want? We can help — learn more about ordering here.

How to Buy Cannabis on Your Vegas Vacation

Cannabis tourism is on the rise growing 51% since 2014 in the state of Colorado alone. Over the years, legalization has allowed Americans to enjoy cannabis tourism in a number of destinations. If you’re planning on enjoying a recreational cannabis trip to Las Vegas it’s important to know how to buy weed legally and safely during your trip.

Here you’ll find everything you need to know, from finding dispensaries to current state laws, in order to start your cannabis vacation off on the right foot.

What is a Recreational State

Over the years marijuana has seen a massive upturn as states throughout the country have legalized its use. While most of the states only allow medicinal marijuana use, some states are opening up to the recreational use of the plant. Fortunately, Nevada is one such state.

What to Know About Weed Laws in Las Vegas

While Nevada may be a recreational state, that doesn’t mean that there are not laws in place for the usage of marijuana.

In the state of Nevada, you must be at least 21 years old to enjoy marijuana recreationally. There is also a limit on the amount of marijuana you may possess. Those looking to enjoy marijuana may hold up to 1 ounce of flower marijuana or 3.5 g of concentrated marijuana.

It’s also important to note that there are regulations as to where the public ingestion of cannabis can take place. For enjoying marijuana in a public place you can be hit with $1000 maximum fine and even jail time. This is a stark difference from the minor hundred dollar infraction you would receive in California.

You are also unable to drive or ride in a vehicle while using or holding an open container of cannabis.

What to Expect in Las Vegas

While you may have visions of cannabis cafés and Amsterdam inspired night clubs, it’s important to know that there are still strict restrictions on the public consumption of marijuana in the state of Nevada. Cannabis consumption can only take place within a private residence.

However, that doesn’t mean you won’t find a number of 420 friendly businesses and destinations. It’s important to do the research beforehand to know exactly where you can and cannot partake to avoid running into any trouble.

How to Buy Weed on Your Vegas Vacation

Now that you are aware of the various laws pertaining to marijuana usage in Las Vegas you can begin to go about buying and enjoying cannabis on your vacation.

Read on to learn more about how to obtain and enjoy cannabis on your next trip.

Finding a Cannabis Dispensary

It’s never been easier to find dispensaries near you. There are a number of online store locators and even apps that can point you in the direction of the nearest marijuana dispensary. Some apps even offer reviews, sales, and menus.

Knowing the Basics

If it’s your first time buying or enjoying cannabis in a recreational state feel free to speak to your budtender and request a recommendation.

Your budtender is there to help and will happily suggest a strain based on your personal taste preference.

It’s helpful to know what type of cannabis you’re looking for (like whether you want edibles or to smoke) and how long you plan on being high for. There’s nothing worse than an unexpected high that lasts too long and cuts into the rest of your vacation.

Purchasing Products

Finally, you want to purchase your products and whatever you may need to enjoy those products. For example, you may need to purchase a pipe, a vaporizer, or paper for rolling.

If you’re unsure about a specific method to enjoy your cannabis, simply ask your budtender if they can recommend one.

Returning Home

It’s important to know the laws of import and export pertaining to each recreational state. In the state of Nevada, it is illegal to take any of the marijuana purchased during your trip out of state. In some cases, there may be an exception, such as key Cases in which your products hold only CBD and no THC.

It is highly recommended to check in on the current status of all marijuana-related laws prior to taking a trip. What happens in Vegas could result in a trip to the Vegas prison system.

Sorry to say, cannabis souvenirs for your friends back home is out of the question.

Cannabis Tourism

Thanks to the legalization of recreational cannabis in several states throughout the country we have now seen a rise in cannabis tourism and cannabis tourism businesses. Connecting with a cannabis tourism agency is a great way to enjoy the recreational use of weed during your trip to Las Vegas.

You can now stay in 420 friendly Airbnb’s, dine on cannabis-based cuisine, or even have a guided tour of local dispensaries. If the sole purpose of your trip to Las Vegas is to enjoy the recreational use of cannabis, this is a sure-fire way to enhance your experience.

The Very Best in Cannabis Tips and News

Now that you know how to buy weed in a recreational state it’s important to stay aware of any changing laws and regulations.

 

What’s the Difference Between Medical and Recreational Weed in Vegas?

2017 was the first full year Nevada had legal marijuana. Nevada’s party central Las Vegas alone received $700 million in sales throughout the whole year. But were these sales from medical marijuana or recreational marijuana?

Medical marijuana is marijuana cultivated specifically for different ailments.

You need a qualifying condition to buy medical marijuana. However, recreational marijuana is legal in Nevada, so any adult can buy and use marijuana in the state.

Is medical and recreational marijuana different? Do users consume either for different purposes?

There are some key differences even seasoned marijuana consumers may not understand. Here’s the difference between medical and recreational weed.

How Nevada Treats Medical and Recreational Marijuana

Nevada has different standards for medical and recreational marijuana consumers. Here’s a breakdown of both.

Medical Marijuana

As with all states, Nevada requires patients to obtain a medical marijuana card before purchasing medical marijuana. This is done by filling out an application and visiting a doctor to ensure you have a qualifying condition.

From here, the process of buying medical marijuana is similar to buying recreational marijuana. You visit the marijuana dispensaries in Las Vegas, tell the budtender what you want, and you walk away with your purchase.

Medical marijuana consumers can purchase 2.5 ounces of medical marijuana every two weeks.

Medical marijuana patients have an advantage that other states don’t have — patients from other states can use their medical marijuana card from their home state to purchase medical marijuana in Nevada.

In other words, you don’t need to only obtain a Nevada medical marijuana card to buy medical marijuana. You can have a card from Pennsylvania, Florida, or other states that issue medical marijuana cards.

Patients can also grow their own marijuana. They can grow up to 12 plants.

Unfortunately, health insurance doesn’t cover medical marijuana in Nevada.

Patients aren’t above the law for certain factors. For example, driving while under the influence of marijuana can result in a DUI. You also can’t use medical marijuana on the job, even with a card. If it’s necessary, ask your employer.

Recreational Marijuana

Recreational marijuana consumers don’t need a specific card to purchase marijuana. Adults 21 years or older can enter a dispensary and immediately buy marijuana.

There are some restrictions. Recreational marijuana users can only buy an ounce at a time. Public consumption is illegal, meaning you can only use marijuana in your own home.

Recreational marijuana users can grow marijuana in their own home. Their limit is six plants.

The Shopping Experience Is Different

One of the unlikely differences between recreational and medical marijuana is the overall shopping experience. Here’s what either consumer can expect.

Medical Marijuana

After you receive your medical marijuana card, you’re ready to purchase medical marijuana. But there’s a specific process to know.

First, you’ll have to bring your card to the dispensary. Next, you have to wait until you can meet one-on-one with the budtender.

While the budtender can help you select the best products, it’s best you do some research on your own.

Unlike recreational consumers, medical consumers use marijuana to treat their ailments or alleviate their symptoms.

All marijuana strains and products are different. Marijuana products are available in dry herb, concentrate, and even edibles.

Medical marijuana strains are formulated to treat specific conditions; i.e., a strain formulated for pain may not help someone who’s trying to relieve their anxiety.

When you know what you want, simply purchase your products with the budtender.

Recreational Marijuana

Purchasing recreational marijuana is similar to purchasing medical marijuana in Nevada. Depending on the dispensary, the budtender may need to take each patient one at a time.

It’s also best to research the marijuana products you want. Unlike patients, recreational marijuana consumers are likely purchasing marijuana to get “high.” It’s important you know which marijuana products you want.

For example, seasoned marijuana users may benefit from high-THC strains or potent edibles or concentrates. But beginners shouldn’t use these powerful products.

You should also know if you want to purchase an energizing sativa, a calming indica, or a hybrid of both types.

If you’re unsure, the budtender can always make recommendations.

From here, purchase your products and start using recreational marijuana!

The Difference Between Medical and Recreational Weed: Facts You May Not Know

While Nevada has its own process of handling medical and recreational marijuana, there are some additional differences between the two. Here are some further differences you should know.

Taxation

Nevada charges an 8.25% tax on medical marijuana purchases. This number increases to 15% tax for recreational marijuana consumers.

Strain Differences

As mentioned previously, medical marijuana strains are cultivated for specific ailments. While these strains differ, they have one main aspect in common — they contain a high amount of cannabidiol or CBD.

CBD is the cannabinoid that helps treat many ailments and decreases the symptoms of these ailments. These strains may contain psychoactive THC, but the high CBD content will offset the “high” you’ll experience.

Recreational marijuana strains contain higher amounts of THC since users consume these products to “get high.”

Product Differences

The marijuana administration method also varies between both. For example, many patients would rather not smoke or even vape medical marijuana. That’s why medical marijuana is commonly sold as a tincture or an edible.

While recreational marijuana comes in many forms, users still prefer smoking it. This is either done with dry flower or marijuana concentrate.

Age

Remember when we said recreational marijuana consumers need to be 21 years old? Medical marijuana consumers are only required to be 18 when signing up for their medical marijuana card.

Are You Looking for a Marijuana Dispensary in Las Vegas?

Now that you know the difference between medical and recreational weed, are you certain recreational marijuana is right for you? You need to choose the best dispensary that offers the highest quality cannabis products.

Our dispensary sells dry herb, concentrate, and other popular marijuana products. We also delivery, online ordering, and always have great deals. Take a look at our menu.

Do you have any questions? Don’t hesitate to contact us.

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5 Tips to Find the Correct Edible Dosage

The cannabis edibles industry is projected to become a $5.3 billion market over the next few years.

This method of marijuana consumption is growing more and more popular every day, and for good reason. Users who consume cannabis-infused edibles experience a new kind of high, even if they’re used to smoking.

However, as with any other substance, your tolerance level will determine the enjoyment you get from any amount of edibles. In order to get the best experience, you need to determine the proper edible dosage for yourself. This may require some trial and error, but it’s guaranteed to be worth it in the end.

Read on for our top 5 tips to find the correct edibles dosage.

Start with a Small Edibles Dosage

Although 10mg THC content is the standard dosage for consuming marijuana edibles, you may want to start smaller than that if you’re a beginner. Try taking a 10mg edible and eating half of it at first, then allow yourself a couple of hours for the effects to take place before you consume any more.

In addition to starting small with your edibles dosage, you should also start slow with where you decide to be while you do it. If it’s one of your first times taking edibles, you don’t want to overwhelm yourself by venturing out somewhere crowded or far from home.

Be sure to stay home or somewhere quiet and comfortable when you’re first figuring out your edibles dosage. Even if you’re a seasoned marijuana smoker, you may be surprised at the varying levels of potency in different consumption methods. That way, you’ll be somewhere safe if you end up consuming a greater edibles dosage than you should have.

Follow the Dosage Guidelines on the Package

Checking out the guidelines on the packaging of your edibles is a great place to start when you’re figuring out your edibles dosage. This will tell you how many milligrams of THC are in each serving and will give you a general idea of how much to take. Again, you may want to lower their suggested edibles dosage if you’re new to taking edibles.

By following the edibles dosage guidelines, you’ll be given a good “jumping off” point before you take your initial dose. Then, by figuring out your tolerance, you’ll be able to determine the edibles dosage that’s right for you.

Get to Know Your Tolerance

Just like with any other drug, everyone’s tolerance level with edibles is different. You shouldn’t compare yourself to anyone else when you’re figuring out your proper edibles dosage, especially if they use edibles more frequently than you do.

Commercially produced edibles typically contain a specific edible dosage based on each individual piece. For instance, one edible might contain a 10mg THC level.

If you consume one of those 10mg THC edibles, you’ll have a basis for comparison when deciding on your future edibles dosage. You’ll just ask yourself, “how strong is a 10mg edible?” and use that to determine your tolerance for a 5mg edibles dosage, 15mg, or any other specific level you’re looking at.

Once you’ve gotten to know your tolerance levels, it’s much easier to get the most out of your edible experience. As mentioned before, just start slow and pay attention to your edible dosage while you’re doing it.

Be Patient

Unlike smoking weed, an edible dosage will not take effect immediately. Especially if you’re used to smoking, it can be difficult to wait it out.

You may be tempted to keep snacking on your edibles until you start to feel the high, but it’s important to restrain yourself. Once you start consuming compulsively and losing track of your edible dosage, you can easily run into trouble and set yourself up for a bad trip.

Realistically, an edibles dosage can take up to two hours to take effect, continuing to peak for another two hours afterward. Compared to smoking, which averages 10-15 minutes before peak high, these two methods have drastically different timelines of effectiveness.

Be sure to keep this all in mind when you’re figuring out your edible dosage. Allow yourself a least a couple of hours before you decide to increase the amount you consume.

Be Mindful of Factors That Affect Your Tolerance

When it comes to your tolerance for an edible dosage, you may find that it varies depending on other factors at play.

For instance, how much did you eat today? An empty stomach can digest edibles at a higher rate than normal, so you may want to take it easy if you haven’t had much food beforehand.

As with other substances, your edibles dosage tolerance can fluctuate for a variety of other reasons as well. These can include your stress level, how much rest you’ve had, and how long it’s been since you last consumed any edibles.

When you figure out your dosage, try not to think of it as a flat number, but more like a guideline that can vary day by day. It’s best to start on the lower end of your typical edible dosage and work your way up from there.

What If I Overdo My Edible Dosage?

Since the effects of consuming edibles take so much longer than traditional smoking methods, even heavy marijuana smokers run the risk of overdoing it when trying to figure out their edible dosage. While this might lead to an uncomfortable experience, you won’t have to worry about dying from an overdose as you would with other drugs.

Marijuana is non-toxic to healthy cells in animals and humans, even if high levels are consumed. However, consuming too high of an edible dosage can still be an unpleasant experience that should be avoided if possible.

If you find you’ve consumed too high of an edible dosage, just stay somewhere safe and try to relax. Don’t call an ambulance and definitely do not drive a car. Just try and stay calm and the effects will calm down on their own.

Try Marijuana Edibles Now

Consuming marijuana edibles is a new and enjoyable experience for newbies and seasoned smokers alike. Once you’ve figured out your proper edible dosage, you are fully set to enjoy their fun effects.

If you’re in the Las Vegas area, check out our Downtown dispensary and North Las Vegas Dispensary Menus or contact us today for delivery and pickup options on marijuana products.

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The Top 3 Best Sativa Strains to Try in Las Vegas

What did the marijuana plant say to the Las Vegas tourist?

Weed go well together!

Las Vegas hosts over 40 million visitors every year. Their recreational marijuana industry is booming. Tourists are flying in from all around the world, ready to take things to a higher level.

They’ve already brought in $305 million since they legalizing recreational cannabis in 2017. Visitors are finding out recreational marijuana can make the brightest city on Earth shine even brighter.

There are thousands of different strains available. Each type offers a unique opportunity for enhancing your visit. Do you know how to choose the best one for you?

Choosing the wrong type of marijuana can leave you feeling stuck. For example, Indica will leave you with the sink in-da-couch feeling.

On the other hand, sativa cannabis is a wonderful way to enhance your energy and experience. As you partake you’ll enjoy a euphoric journey with increased serotonin levels.

Take a moment to learn why this flowery plant is a must-have on your vacation. We’ll also give you a list of the 3 best sativa strains, guaranteed to make you smile. Let’s look at the absolute best choices for an adventure you’ll never forget.

Sativa Strains Overview

First, it’s important to appreciate the benefits of this type of cannabis. Marijuana has two main plant families. They are cannabis indica and cannabis sativa.

  • Cannabis indica
  • Cannabis sativa

These two plant families look different and act differently than each other. Sativa plants are tall, lean and light green colored. The leaves are narrow and fanlike. It’s believed this plant originated in countries close to the equator.

Indica will make you feel “stoned” but sativa will get you “high”. You could explain the high as a mind high instead of a body high.

This ideal for when you want to be alert, present and able to socialize. These features cause this strain to be most popular for creating a non-stop party.

The mind and mood-lifting stimulant are also considered to be the most psychedelic. The psychedelic effects of marijuana come from THC. Sativa cannabis typically has a considerably higher THC count than it’s indica sibling.

The energizing effects make this species of marijuana plants the perfect addition for a dazzling Las Vegas show. Some users even report feeling inspired, similar to losing your inhibitions after a few drinks.

After a quick smoke session, karaoke suddenly isn’t scary anymore. This is the ideal plant for the following activities:

  • Socializing
  • Performing
  • Being creative
  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Watching anything visual

A combination of breeding and environment affects the potency of your strain. It’s easy to see why this plant is the preferred choice among partiers. Now we can look at the top 3 sativa strains to use on your Las Vegas adventure.

1. Maui Waui Is Perfect for Beginners

Make your trip to Las Vegas international by adding a little Maui Waui. This cannabis plant is ideal for first-time users. The effects are mild without being unnoticeable.

You’ll feel in control and still be able to articulate your thoughts and feelings. Users say they experience a slightly heightened sense of awareness and creativity.

2. Headband Has the Best Pot Parents

The headband is a mixture of two different sativa strains. A first time user will definitely be feeling the effects of this one. The two famous plants headband originates from are sour diesel and OG Kush.

We’ll be explaining the legendary effects of those two master mighty strains in just a moment. First, we have to tell you about this popular hybrid. Headband is the one to choose when you want to feel like a kid on Christmas morning.

You’ll feel unexplainably joyous and full of bliss. The THC content is extremely high and has a variety of terpenes.

Terpenes are what gives each cannabis strain it’s own delicious flavor and smell. You’ll never forget the intoxicating way Headband smells.

3. Sour Diesel vs OG Kush

The parents of headband are Sour Diesel and OG Kush. These two rivals cannabis celebrities are hands down the strongest strains in their family. Here is a breakdown of what makes these two strains so well known in the industry.

Effects of Sour Diesel

First, we’ll start with Sour Diesel or in slang terms Sour D. The strong smell alone is almost enough to get a buzz from. Here are some of the “high” lights of this competitor.

  • Pungent smell
  • Energizing
  • Stress relief
  • Pain relief

One great benefit of Sour D is its ability to act quickly. The feelings you’ll have will be energizing and dreamlike. If we had to describe Sour D in one word we’d say it’s invigorating.

Benefits of OG Kush

OG Kush is an as an almost god-like legend among marijuana users.

High Times listed OG Kush as the #1 greatest strain of all time. This plant has one of the highest THC counts available. To put it in perspective, marijuana plants with 20% THC counts are highly potent.

OG Kush weighs in at a whopping THC count of 23%. This plant is the foundation for thousands of different hybrid strains. The popular benefits include:

  • Cabaret blend of aromas (lemon, pine trees, and earth)
  • Among the highest THC content
  • Strong psychoactive effects
  • Perfectly blended hybrid
  • Intense euphoric feelings

OG Kush gives you a taste of both worlds. As a hybrid, it has both sativa and indica properties. The blends can vary but are usually split 50/50 between indica and sativa elements. You’ll feel uplifted and relaxed at the same time.

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We are happy to answer any of your cannabis questions. We have more articles under our blog tab just for you on all things marijuana-related. Please feel free to contact us to learn more about our favorite sativa strains and other available products.

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What to Do When High: Get Off Your Couch and Have Some Fun After Smoking

Roughly 25% of Americans live in an area where recreational marijuana use is legal. And that number is only expected to grow.

If you live in (or are visiting) an area where cannabis is legal, you may be wondering if you’re spending your time well while stoned. After all, there’s no need to hide in yourself indoors anymore. You can finally go out and explore the world, even if you’re high as a kite.

So, that leaves the question, “what to do when high?” Luckily, there are tons of options at your disposal, whether you live in a small town or a big, bustling city like Las Vegas.

Do you need some inspiration? Keep reading to discover the top activities that are best enjoyed with a little pot.

Try a New Food

It’s no secret that food tastes out of this world when high. But why settle for the same-old snacks time and time again?

This is your chance to go out and try something completely new. If you’re feeling adventurous, you could try escargot or pate.

Of course, you don’t have to spend a ton to go on a culinary experience. If you’ve never had key lime pie or sushi before, now’s your time to try it! You could also seek out an over-the-top, Instagram-worthy meal from a local restaurant.

Play a Friendly Game

If you’re the competitive type, there may be no such thing as a “friendly game” when you’re sober. But pot can help you relax and just go with the flow.

So being high is a great time to play a friendly game of mini golf, volleyball, touch football, basketball, or tennis with your friends. You’ll have a blast, and you can work off some of those extra calories you ate when you had the munchies.

Try Something New

Is there something in your city that you’ve always wanted to try but never got around to doing? This could be anything from go-karting or playing paintball to trying your hand at an escape room.

While mind-based games, like escape rooms, may not seem like the best idea when stoned, you’d be surprised at how well you can do. They often require you to think outside the box and look at things in unique perspectives, which can be easier to do when high.

Plus, the point is to have fun! So, even if you don’t win, you’ll have a night filled with amazing memories and funny stories.

Do Some Yoga or Meditate

Yoga and meditation both work to help you relax and focus on your breathing. Marijuana can help take this to the next level.

One of the greatest benefits of meditating with marijuana is that it becomes easier to clear your mind. Try meditating or doing yoga in your backyard or the local park, and let your body and mind fully relax.

Get a Massage

What could possibly be more relaxing than getting a massage? While meditating and practicing yoga are great ways to soothe your mind and release some tension in your body, a massage will help to release any overly-tight muscles and pent-up tension that’s been building up in your body.

Don’t be worried about falling asleep. Although massages feel great when you’re awake, your body will still get all the amazing benefits of a massage if you take a quick nap.

Go on a Hike

Have you ever noticed that everything seems so much more vibrant and beautiful when you’re stoned? Even if you’re not typically a hiker, you’re sure to enjoy being surrounded by nature after smoking a little pot.

Find a local hiking trail and just have fun exploring. If you live in a city, look for a park or botanical garden. Not only will you enjoy your surroundings, but it’ll be relaxing to finally step away from all the noise associated with city living.

Hit the Club

When was the last time you went to a club? If it’s been a while, you’re overdue to cut loose on the dance floor.

While you may normally feel embarrassed or self-conscious about your dance skills, being high will help you feel more at ease. You’ll be able to cut loose and dance like nobody’s watching. Not only is this freeing, but it’s also a great workout!

Hear Some Live Music

If you’re not a fan of dancing, you can still go out and enjoy some music. But instead of hitting a club, seek out live music in your city.

This could be at a local concert, a bar, or even a street performer. While any music will work, a more relaxing genre, like jazz, stoner-rock, or indie can feel very soothing when high.

Just let the music surround you and when a particular song grips you, pay extra attention to the lyrics and meaning behind it.

What to Do When High

Don’t sit at home watching TV every time you get stoned. If you live in an area where recreational cannabis is legal, take the opportunity to go out into the world and enjoy life.

Just follow the list above to get some ideas on what to do when high. From meditating and getting a massage to listening to live music, the possibilities are endless.

Just remember to have a loved one or trusted friend pick you up, drop-off or have them join you!

Looking for your favorite products? Visit our marijuana dispensaries in Las Vegas else place an order for some of our high-quality marijuana for pick up or delivery today

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Good Vibes Only: A Stoner’s Guide to Weed Etiquette and Manners

With so much talk about the health benefits of marijuana and the continued push for legalization dominating the news cycle, it’s no wonder you want to try it out for yourself.

But if you’re new to cannabis — or if you usually just smoke on your own — you might have a few questions about how to behave when smoking weed with friends or with a group on vacation.

Consider this your ultimate guide to all things weed etiquette.

Read on to learn how you can have a positive, respectful, and chill experience — and fully establish yourself as a member of the 4/20-friendly set.

1. The Roller Goes First

Rule number one of weed etiquette?

Whoever rolled the joint gets to go first. Yes, this the case even if the person who brought the weed isn’t the same person who rolled the joint.

If you’re taking edibles with a group of friends, then you should definitely let the person who made them divide them up into equal parts. They know how much cannabutter they used in the recipe, so you’ll likely eat a much smaller amount than you might think.

2. Know When to Pass

Another huge part of smoking etiquette that everyone needs to know?

You should never take more than two puffs of a joint before you pass it to someone else. It will always come back around to you, so don’t deny anyone the chance to enjoy a little green.

Also, when it’s your turn to smoke, take a break from the conversation. You don’t want to waste any of the weed, and this keeps the circle moving quickly.

Hogging the weed is commonly known as “bogarting,” and trust us when we tell you that no one else in your group will appreciate you doing it.

Of course, never skip anyone in the circle, unless that person lets you know they’ve had their fill.

3. Don’t Pressure People

No guide to smoking weed would be complete without a gentle reminder that peer pressuring someone into smoking isn’t cool.

Weed is meant to help everyone relax and enjoy the moment — but it’s tough to do that if someone is pressuring you to try weed when you really aren’t into it. Let the person know that they’re still welcome to chill with the group while you all smoke, and don’t make a big deal out of their choice to abstain.

Also, if someone is smoking a joint in public for the first time, don’t be afraid to help them learn the ropes.

They’ll appreciate your help and input, and you can even help them to light it if need be. If you’re new to weed in general, you should absolutely feel comfortable asking for help.

After all, we were all beginners once!

4. Light the Right Way

If you’re smoking from a bowl as opposed to a joint, where you choose to light it matters.

After all, no one in your circle will be thrilled about smoking a bowl that’s been pretty much been killed before it got to them.

To make sure you leave enough of the green stuff, light your bowl from the corner, not the center, to avoid torching the bowl.

5. Pass to the Left

Not all the rules of weed etiquette have to be complicated.

To help everyone to keep track of where the joint is going next, the general rule of thumb is to pass the joint clockwise (to the left.)

No one really knows how this got started, but it definitely helps to keep everyone straight about who gets the joint next when the weed starts to take effect.

6. Smoking a Joint in Public the Right Way

If you decide to smoke in public, make sure you’re 100% familiar with the legal status of marijuana in the state first.

Also, be respectful of the space. Don’t leave trash behind, and try not to disturb anyone else around you. If you sense you’re making people uncomfortable, just move to another spot.

7. Set the Scene

Finally, whether you’re smoking indoors or outdoors, in public or in private, we always suggest that you take the time to properly set the scene.

This can include choosing the right music, having plenty of munchies on hand, or even making sure that everyone has a space to sit or lie down.

If you’re enjoying a little bit of weed on a vacation, you can make an event out of smoking.

Go to a local weed dispensary and ask for a bit of advice on the kind of strains you should try. Your budtender will be able to make sure you get a couchlock effect if that’s what you’re looking for, or guide you towards a strain that will give you more of a cerebral high.

Then, you and your friends can take in the sights and sounds — we’re sure they’ll look better than ever.

You’re Now a Master of Proper Weed Etiquette

We hope that this post has helped you to better understand the basics of weed etiquette.

Above all, it’s about enjoying the moment and celebrating the good things in life. Keep the vibes upbeat, positive, and community-focused to enjoy the experience.

Also, be sure to check out our online ordering service to make getting the cannabis you need while in Las Vegas easier than ever. You can choose to pick up your weed or have it delivered to you.

We hope that you’ll come to check out our downtown dispensary to learn more about marijuana and to connect with other like-minded individuals.

It’s time to make this a vacation you’ll never forget.

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Roll It Up, Light It Up, Smoke It Up: A Beginner to Advanced Guide for Rolling a Joint

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Looking to roll a joint for the first time? Or perhaps you’re still trying to pull off that perfect roll?

Though you may consider smoking weed as mainstream, not everyone who smokes knows how to roll a joint properly. There are certain steps that both beginners and advanced smokers need to consider.

There are key factors that influence the burning rate of your joint.

So what are these considerations for rolling a joint? Continue reading below and learn the essentials, regardless if you are a newbie or a veteran.

Rolling a Joint and Doing It Right

Before enjoying a joint, you will first go through a process. This involves using the right elements and preparing them for rolling.

Though ordering marijuana is as easy as a few clicks, you still need to put some work. You need to do your part when it comes to prepping your joint. Here are the key steps that will guide beginners and veterans on how to roll the perfect joint.

Start with the Paper

The paper that you choose is crucial when it comes to the quality of your joint. Generally, there are three types of rolling paper materials out there. There is wood pulp, rice, and hemp.

Among the three, it is the wood pulp that you must avoid. If you are a beginner, go for hemp paper. It is easier to roll and it burns quite well.

If you are a veteran smoker and you want something that burns slowly, go for rice paper. It is also the top option for rollers who want something flavorless.

Grind It Right

After selecting the rolling paper, you can now start grinding your cannabis. You have two options for grinding: a grinder or your finger. For beginners, it is best to experiment to find out which method you are most comfortable with.

The key is to grind your cannabis evenly. If you are using a grinder, go for the metal type. This will yield a smoother and consistent result.

Crutch Matters

One of the worst experiences you may encounter is smoking a joint with a soggy end. To avoid this, use a crutch or filter. This is a glass or wooden mouthpiece that helps you come up with a perfect cylinder.

You can also use this after the rolling process. The crutch will allow you to enjoy your joint from end to end.

Arrange Gently

Now fill your joint with your freshly-grinded cannabis. Since you are using a crutch, place the cannabis at the other end of the joint.

The ideal amount for a single joint is around half a ground. If you want to attain precision, you may consider using a small weighing scale.

Hold the paper with one hand. Use your other hand to shape the joint. Your goal is to move the cannabis around.

You want to evenly distribute the cannabis across the rice or hemp paper. Practice patience until you reach that perfect balance.

Roll It Up

Most beginners may find the rolling process a tricky one. Move the paper back and forth between your fingers. Continue doing so until you shape the bud into a straight cylinder.

The key lies in using a gentle touch.

In case the bud doesn’t hold its cylindrical shape on its own, continue with the rolling and compressing. Take your time in this step.

After reaching a perfectly cylindrical shape, you can now seal the joint. When tucking the joint, you need to let the crutch initiate the process. You need to eliminate any slack to ensure a tight roll.

For beginners, you can use both of your thumbs to tuck the paper’s first inch. Your crutch should serve as your support.

After tucking the entire flap, continue rolling. Now seal the deal by licking the glue strip and sticking it down.

Keep in mind that the tighter you roll, the smoother and slower the burn will be.

Inject Some Creativity

If you are an avid smoker who wants to level up your joint-rolling, you can inject some creativity in the process. Check out these three creative joints that will add more fun in the experience:

The Braid

Do you think braiding only works on long hair? Take out the paper of your choice and pick a width of your preference. Now roll-up three joints that are fairly loose and filter-free.

Make sure the joints are open on both ends. Now roll and seal each one of them. Gently massage them one by one.

You want to make the joints pliable enough to manipulate without the risk of breaking them.

Now get a pencil and poke down the bud at one end of each joint. Do so until you leave about ¼ of an inch empty.

Now pinch the three empty ends. Twist them all together until you combine the three joints. What you want to achieve is a look that resembles that of hair braiding.

Get some heavy cardstock and lock the open ends. Get some of your spare paper and cover the ends. Make sure the glue strip is away from your direction.

The Pinner

If you want something lighter, consider the pinner.  A pinner is a thin joint that contains fewer amounts of cannabis.

Get some paper that is not wider than 1 ½ inch. Your best bet is a single wide paper measuring about 1 ¼ inch.

Start grinding one half to three-quarters of the usual amount of bud that you smoke. As you sprinkle the bud, keep the filling in a thin and straight line.

Roll the paper tightly using the very tips of your fingers as close to your nails.

Inside-Out

This type of joint allegedly has a huge following in Amsterdam. Prepare your paper as you normally do. But this time, flip your paper with the glue strip facing down.

The glue strip must be the side that is closest to you. Sprinkle your cannabis and place your thumb directly against the glue strip. Now roll the paper tightly.

Once the glue strip touches the inner part of the paper, lick the outer part of the joint where it aligns with the glue strip. Now seal the joint and enjoy.

Enjoy Fine Cannabis, Today!

Whether you are rolling a joint for the first time or smoking your nth joint, you need to ensure the quality of your cannabis.

In line with the booming cannabis trends, we invite you to check our offerings. We carry different varieties of cannabis that don’t fall short in terms of quality.

If you are looking to enjoy marijuana in Las Vegas, feel free to get in touch with us. Our Las Vegas dispensary is open 24/7 and cater to people in need of medical or recreational marijuana.

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