BigHitter Golf Pipes and Golf Ball Pipes
Friday, January 6th, 2017
BigHitter Golf Pipes?
You might be wondering, “Exactly what is a BigHitter Golf Pipe?” I’m glad you asked.
It was a bitterly cold winter in western Illinois in 1982, below zero for almost the whole month of January that year. I was an assistant golf professional at the local municipal golf course. Unless a golf pro goes south for the winter in the Midwest, there isn’t much to do during the winter months. I had learned to repair and refinish golf clubs, so I would tinker with the trade during the cold months.
After firing up a bowl of some commercial brown weed in the ceramic bong (which was about all that was around most of the time), I looked at a couple wooden golf club heads which had seen better days and envisioned a new way to burn the brown seedy stuff. A little sanding, some drilling, a fresh coat of polyurethane and I had just finished my first golf club pipe. Beautiful, durable and very functional the pieces of Kentucky Persimmon became. As Carl Spackler (Bill Murray in Caddyshack) would say “play 18 holes of golf with it in the morning, and get stoned to the bejeesus with it in the afternoon”.
I made a handful of them in the early days, mainly for just my buddies. Everyone thought they were cool as could be. A couple of them floated around the professional mini-tours and very popular with the professional caddies. Years later, running into old golf acquaintances, the subject of are there any of them around anymore. The answer is only the few I made still existed.
In 2008, my wife was reading of people getting instantly rich selling their internet ideas, unique products and businesses for ungodly amounts of money. She says we need to do something like that. My mind started to come out of retirement. I told her what I had made a long time ago. I started looking into the time and cost factors of making my product again. Wooden golf clubs were a thing of the past. I have since sold out of the nostalgic wooden pipes. Everything in the industry was moving away from wooden pipes and into vaporizers, glass bongs and glass pipes. Time to design my own.
I found a golf club casting foundry in China to help me design a large titanium club head which would hold water and began making the BigHitter waterpipe. It looks like a $400 driver from the big golf companies, but my pipe retails for only $79.95 and hits like a son of a gun. Next is the golf ball pipe. A few drill holes and some well fit glass components and now we have easily carried BigHitter Golf Ball pipe. For the smoking, golf enthusiast, these items are as cool as it gets.
All items can be found on my website www.bighittergolfpipes.com
Published at Fri, 06 Jan 2017 01:35:20 +0000
Smokditrots Gas Mask Hookah
Welcome to the SmokDitrots.
Smokditrots Gas Mask Hookah Straight Hose Red Pipe Complete Set(Gift Bronze Skull Grinder)
Only SmokDitrots can guarantee the gift and product quality!
Black Full Face Gas Mask with Adjustable Straps and Tobacco Pipe.
Transparent red straight pipe.
Durable and can be used repeatedly for a long time with Proper care.
Gas Mask & Pipe, two in one, you can just use tobacco pipe or use both gas mask and pipe together.
* Essential information
Material: Acrylic + Silicone.
It is easy to assemble/disassemble, clean, and store away, perfect .
Gas mask bong size:
Full Length 17 inch(43cm).(Contains the full length of the mask and straight pipe combination)
Pipe Length 10.2 inch(26cm), Diameter :1.5 inch(3.8cm), Filtration ball diameter 2.9 inch (7.3cm)
Gas Mask Length 7 inch(18cm), width 6.3 inch(16cm), Adjustable Straps
* Bronze Skull Grinder :
Material: zinc alloy
Size: Height 2.95″,The maximum diameter: 1.85 (7.5cm x 4.7cm)
Double sided magnetic grinding compartment which can be screw-off the skull has a mesh screen bottom that automatically collects pollen
The bottom compartment can be used to store your grounded herb or simply to hold & collect your pollen
Easy to use, easy to carry and easy to clean.
* Package Content:
1 x Gas mask
1 x Red Straight pipe
1 x Bronze Skull Grinder
* Warm Tips
Dear customers, thanks for your business. we will always strive for 100% customer satisfaction. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us directly, we will response in 24 hours, your positive feedback and review will be greatly appreciated, many thanks!
* EPacket to USA, takes 7~12 working days.
Published at Tue, 13 Dec 2016 04:11:14 +0000
Michigan Medical Marijuana Bills Heading to Governor’s Desk
Michigan Medical Marijuana Bills Heading to Governor’s Desk
This afternoon, the Michigan House of Representatives concurred in the Senate changes to HB 4209 (83-22), HB 4210 (93-12), and HB 4827 (85-20). All three bills now head to Governor Snyder, who has 14 days to consider the bills once they are officially presented to him. The bills would then become law 90 days after the Governor signs them. For an analysis of the legislation, please refer to our previous post on the subject.
Assuming that Governor Snyder signs the legislation, as he is expected to do, the coming weeks and months will involve a flurry of activity that will greatly impact the medical marijuana system in the State. The Governor must appoint members to the Marijuana Advisory Panel and Medical Marijuana Board pursuant to HB 4209, and the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs must begin promulgating rules for the operation of the licensing system created by the legislation. For information and analysis on these developments, check back to the Dykema Cannabis Law Blog.
Published at Tue, 13 Sep 2016 16:00:00 +0000
The Top 5 Dry Herb & Oil Vaporizers Of 2016
Thursday, December 1st, 2016
ALL ABOUT VAPORIZERS
2016 has seen so many new innovative products emerge from the cannabis industry and in the world of vaporizers, that goes double. Whether you just like good old herb vaporizers or if you’re an all out oil enthusiast we’ve got you covered.
This Thing Rips! R2 Series Vape Pen Kit
This sleek, discreet concentrate vape is perfect for the discreet smoker. It features a easy to remove top cap and a polycarbonate visual heating chamber for a nice burn all the way through. Coming from the highly respected vaporizer company Smok this is the perfect vape for someone who prefers to smoke on the down low.
Fez Dry Leaf Vaporizer
If you couldn’t already tell by the name, this thing is made for vaping dry herb in style. The Fez has no lack of power and comes equipped with an extremely powerful, 4,000 mVh lithium ion battery that can handle up to 2,000 puffs on a single charge. It also comes with 3 different temperature control settings ranging from 300-464 degrees Fahrenheit . These vaporizers are very discreet, powerful and easy to clean giving you a great vaporizer for a good price.
Entropy Vape Kit With Ceramic Atomizer and Dabber Tool
Coming from Entropy Labs, you know these are going to be quality vaporizers. The heating element and outside housing are ceramic making it easy to clean. Inside is a mounted wick coil for a tasty oil vaping experience. It also comes with a rechargeable 1100 mAh ego battery, a titanium dabber tool, a USB charger and a carrying case!
OG Four 2.0 Lava-Quartz Coil Vaporizer
The OG Four 2.0 is the newest creation from This Thing Rips! It uses lava-quartz technology to give you the cleanest and smoothest hit possible. Inside this beast is a quartz rod single coil atomizer that is perfect for vaping concentrates while providing the best taste possible. For power it’s got a 6500 mAh battery and you also get a dabbr tool, a silicone jar, a usb connector and even an extra atomizer!
The Extreme-Q Vaporizer
What you’re looking at is a table top Extreme-Q Vaporizer from no other then Arizer. You can use it two ways, either with the hose or the collection bags. What makes this vaporizer so amazing is it comes with a lifetime warranty, two cyclone bowls, a hose, an adapter, two food grade high temp-ready collection bags and some other accessories to go along with it. It features a easy-to-use LED screen that makes it easy to control all the settings. This vaporizer is perfect for someone looking to have only the highest quality smoking experience with smooth, great tasting hits.
DID WE MISS ANY?
Do you know of an amazing vaporizer that should be on the list, but isn’t? Let us know in the comments below and it could be added! We’d love to hear what vaporizers our readers like or don’t like!
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Published at Thu, 01 Dec 2016 06:04:49 +0000
Top 5 Marijuana Recipes You Can Try This Weekend
Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
Top 5 Marijuana Recipes you can try this Weekend
Provided by: http://www.thekindland.com/
On Behalf of: PotValet.com
With the various marijuana recipes available today, you don’t have to smoke cannabis any longer. There are better ways to consume your weed if smoking is not your cup of tea. Today, there are different ways that enhance the effective use of cannabis. To make marijuana consumption more enjoyable and convenient, you can now try out different marijuana recipes and get same benefits as you have always had with smoking. The most interesting thing is that, marijuana can be infused into other conventional foods and drinks and still provide you with an awesome relaxing experience. If you have been wondering about this possibility, here are some of the common marijuana recipes that will leave you mesmerized. Try any of them over the weekend for a first-hand experience.
- Weed Ice Cream
Try this great recipe for a weed ice cream over the weekend. Here is how to go about it: Heat 18 ounces of cream in a saucepan. Make sure that it boils. Using a second pan, heat a ¼ of butter stick mixed with about 75 grams of sugar and a portion of salt together. Next, take the melted butter and mix it with a ¼ ounce of marijuana. After that, whisk the cream into the butter mixture. Take a few bananas and mash them thoroughly in a bowl before adding honey and rum. Now, blend the banana paste with the butter-cream mixture and pour out the resulting muddle into a big container. Place this container in a freezer for some hours before using it. After that, you can eat it!
- Marijuana Brownies
Marijuana brownies can easily be prepared from the comfort of your kitchen. For the best tasting cannabis brownies, make sure you have cannabutter with you or maybe you could choose pot-infused butter. Cannabis oil can also be used. For this pot brownies recipe, you will need 2 ½ grams of marijuana per serving, Canola oil and boxed brownie mix. For the full pack of boxed brownies, a ½ ounce of marijuana ground completely into powder will be needed. Use a coffee grinder or a marijuana grinder to make this powder. To get started, add the already ground marijuana and oil into a pot. Simmer this mixture on low temperature for a period between 2- 4 hours. Stir quite often using a wooden spoon during the simmering process. Strain the oil mix using a weed filter and use it following the instructions on the brownies box. In the end, you should be able to get very tasty marijuana brownies.
- Legendary Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
Here is another marijuana recipe for you: the legendary chocolate-dipped strawberries. Ideally, these are strawberries prepared by dipping them in marijuana-inculcated chocolate. You obviously would want to try this recipe if you want to take your choice of dessert to new levels. The legendary chocolate-dipped strawberries produce the magic of marijuana and it is something that is worth trying. To make 4 serves of these legendary chocolate-dipped strawberries, you will need 1 ½ cups of chocolate chips, 2 tablespoons of canna-coconut oil and 12 strawberries attached to their stems. Use a medium, microwave-safe bowl mix the coconut oil and the chocolate chips together. Microwave the mixture on high for about 30 seconds. Take it off and stir. Repeat the microwaving and the stirring in intervals of 15 seconds until they are all melted and smooth. Allow the mixture to settle until the chocolate gets to room temperature. Next, dip your berries into the already melted chocolate. Set your berries on a parchment paper and leave them for about half an hour. As you have seen, your strawberries don’t take too long to prepare. This is one of the best cannabis recipes that you would love to prepare from the comfort of your kitchen.
- Marijuana Tea
Most people take tea as a stimulant. Well, have you ever heard of “marijuana tea?” This could be the thing you are looking for an inspiring weekend. Marijuana tea gives you a chance to enjoy another easy weed recipe. Marijuana is an herb, just like tea and can also be made into a hot drink. To prepare marijuana tea, start by boiling water and then pour it over your marijuana. Allow this hot water in, to seep the weed for about one and a half hours. You need to be patient to get a good marijuana extract for your tea. You will really love it. Next, add a table spoonful of cannabutter or regular butter. Your drink is now ready for drinking. You can choose how you want to take it, either cold or hot. The choice is all yours.
- Peanut Butter Cookies
The peanut butter cookie is yet another marijuana recipe to try out. Carefully follow this procedure and you will get yourself a great snack. Prepare a mixture of ½ a cup of melted weed butter, ½ a cup of peanut butter, a ½ cup of wheat flour, ½ cup of local sugar, ½ teaspoonful of baking soda, ½ cup of brown sugar, an egg, 1 teaspoonful of vanilla and a ½ teaspoonful of baking powder. Using thoroughly mixed paste of all these ingredients, make small bowls and place them on a greased cookie sheet. Next, preheat your kitchen oven to about 375 degrees Celsius. After that, use your already-preheated oven to bake these bowls for about 7-10 minutes. Allow them to cool prior to eating them.
There you have it! If you have challenges smoking your weed, you got options here with these marijuana recipes. They range from marijuana drinks to marijuana-infused candies. All these are DIY products and most of them can be prepared without much hassle. All you need is patience and carefully follow the procedures given using the right ingredients. You can try any of them over the weekend. Taking your marijuana doesn’t have to be challenging any longer. You can make this happen with if you consider making use of these simple recipes. Some are quick to make while others will take you some time to prepare. Either way, they are worth the effort. Make your weekend the best by trying out these marijuana recipes with your stash. You will have a story to tell others!
Published at Sat, 03 Dec 2016 05:43:11 +0000
Governor Snyder Signs Medical Marihuana Bills Into Law
Governor Snyder Signs Medical Marihuana Bills Into Law
Governor Snyder was officially presented HB 4209, HB 4210, and HB 4827 at about 3:30 p.m. this afternoon and almost immediately signed the three bills into law. In his release, the Governor stated that “[t]his new law will help Michiganders of all ages and with varying medical conditions access safe products to relieve their suffering. We can finally implement a solid framework that gives patients a safe source from which to purchase and utilize medical marijuana.”
HB 4209 is now Public Act 281 of 2016, HB 4210 is now Public Act 282 of 2016, and HB 4827 is now Public Act 283 of 2016. All three acts now become effective in 90 days.
For more information on the implementation of the new laws, check back to Dykema’s Cannabis Law Blog.
Published at Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:00:00 +0000
Let Our People Grow – Q&A with Pietro Milici
Pietro Milici is a freelance photographer and visual artist based in New York. His ongoing project titled ‘Let Our People Grow’ is an insightful investigation into the world of cannabis. He says, “Let our people go. Let our people grow”, this was a slogan that the American government circulated during the Second World War. This message, aside from encouraging the population to fight for its country, had the secondary aim to encourage the farmers to plant cannabis. It refers to the growth of a plant that years ago was outlawed, the growth of the people that had to defeat the German navy.”
The idea to research this world was born in January, 2013, when after living in Barcelona for a few months, someone brought Pietro to a social cannabis club. The first club that he approached was in the neighbourhood of Gracia, this is where he had the idea of photographing the members of the club to immortalise them during the action of smoking. He wanted to register the exact moment of symbiosis that is established between the subject and the object.
Q. Have you always wanted to be a photographer?
Actually no. Photography is a passion that I had probably been avoiding for a long time because the real first photo I took was in 1990. I was with my parents in Rome. My father taught me how to take a picture, I was using a Minolta x700, the same I sometimes use now. I was 6 years old, and I was pressing that button for the first time while my parents were hugging and laughing. I still have that photo and the memory it comes with. Only in 2005 I started using that camera again. In my life I have been doing a lot of jobs. I am a marine biologist. And only in the last years of university – while I was working as a photographer – I realised that I wanted to do something more with that. And then I decided to put all of my time and all of myself into this art.
Q. During your time in Barcelona, was there anyone whose story particularly stuck with you?
This is a tough question to answer. I met so many people that it is hard to have just one favourite story; At the same time it would not be fair to all the other people and all the other stories. When I think at all my time there and the people I met, I see it like all these people are making one story, one model they are sharing and taking one step forward everyday.
Q. What are some of your favourite cannabis clubs in Barcelona?
I have a lot of clubs passes, of course my investigation gave me a way into all these clubs. But my favourite is ‘La Maria Gracia Club’. I like ‘Club Fum’ and the ‘StrainHunters Club’ as well. Each one of them is particular in its own way, and what you live and feel in each one of them is very different.
Q. Where did you find inspiration in the city, other than the cannabis communities?
Well the city is full of inspiration, and can give you different points of view. Of course reading and researching gives me the bases to develop my project, but my inspiration was already in me. I mean that in my case it was something I knew, something I was discovering everyday and really close to me. I just used a camera to share it with the world. It was like an insight research, digging in to my world more deeply.
Q. Where will you be for 4/20 next year?
This is a really tough question to answer now. I am constantly travelling, I’m never sure where I’m going to be next. But if I am not working on something in particular, I think next year I will be in Palermo in the South of Italy, I guess enjoying a good batch of marijuana.
Q. Do you have a nemesis?
No! I guess not at the moment! Sometimes I think I am my own nemesis. Sometimes working on artistic projects is hard: finding the inspiration, the right spot to shoot a photo, the right point of view, the right words, the right image, etc…That’s what I challenge everyday. But that is also what gives me the strength to continue to do what I am doing.
Q. What’s the first thing you do when you walk into a party?
It depends of what kind of party is. But most of the time I go near the DJ or group playing to see what they use, what instruments, how they act, etc.. And if I like it I go straight to the bar.
All images by Pietro Milici | Website / Instagram / Behance
Published at Mon, 02 May 2016 12:44:50 +0000
Trailblazers / Tokyo Smoke / Q&A with Josh Lyon
Tokyo Smoke is the coffee shop we’ve been dreaming of. Their impeccable commitment to high quality design drives their entire operation, and the flagship store in Toronto promises to be an emotive experience for both coffee and cannabis lovers alike. In a recent article, co-founder Alan Gertner said, “Tokyo Smoke wasn’t to be a Bob Marley-inspired head shop, or one of the many illegal dispensaries, but instead a home to the creative class. It’s not about the prototypical stoner, we want to build a brand for the contemporary urban citizen—it’s clean and elegant, which signals quality and transformation.”
To find out more, we chatted to Josh Lyon, Head of Marketing & Partnerships while he’s been on tour visiting Portland, Seattle and Denver in the lead up to the launch of Tokyo Smoke’s new series of strains, and a brand new location opening in Seattle.
Q. What can people expect when they visit Tokyo Smoke?
JL – No matter the Tokyo Smoke location, people can expect a delightful and immersive experience. Each location has beautifully roasted coffee beans, a selection of the finest Cannabis paraphernalia and Tokyo Smoke merchandise as well as a special section unique to the location. They can also expect a group of interesting and friendly regulars eager to chat and meet new people.
Q. We’ve heard about the many curious and unusual ‘artefacts’ on display – what are some of your favourites?
That’s tough to say! I’m a big fan of the discontinued architectural lego sets that we have on display. The old medicinal Cannabis merchandise we have is also fantastic. To see where the industry was to where it is now and where it’s going provides such fantastic perspective on the Cannabis movement.
Q. Can you tell us about the special strains you are developing?
Currently, there is no real stratification in the Cannabis space and it’s also lacking a common nomenclature. Our Cannabis will be sold in 4 strains, ‘Go’, ‘Relax’, ‘Relief’, ‘Balance’. Go – energizing Sativa; Relax – calming Indica; Relief – soothing CBD; Balance – consistently crossed Sativa/Indica hybrid. These particular strains have been refined over the past 20 years. Tokyo Smoke will offer a consistent, quality, beautiful experience in the Cannabis space. We are educating consumers through known verticals like coffee and clothing. So, someone can have an energizing ‘Go’ espresso, an experience that will showcase what ‘Go’ means in the Cannabis space.
Q. How has Tokyo Smoke been received by the local community?
We have been very lucky to be embraced by the community, both locally around the shop and those interested in the Cannabis space. The shop is often filled with neighbourhood residents including families, cyclists, people taking their dog for a walk or just those looking for a great cup of coffee. As well, we frequently get Cannabis enthusiasts both new and old, looking through our merchandise or just wanting to have a conversation about the industry and the exciting times ahead.
Q. What advice would you give to other cannabis entrepreneurs, who are hoping to appeal to the creative class?
Recognize that Cannabis itself isn’t the lifestyle, rather it’s a modern lifestyle that includes Cannabis.
Q. What’s the most exciting thing about being part of this brand new, contemporary cannabis industry?
There’s so much! First off, the energy and enthusiasm that the industry has right now is infectious. There’s a genuine feeling of optimism and excitement that is palpable industry-wide. As well, the people and organizations that we get to connect with are truly a pleasure. People are passionate, creative and, for the most part, always looking for ways to further the Cannabis revolution together. For us personally, it’s incredibly gratifying talking to Cannabis users who say they feel at home in our shops and with our products. Understanding that we’re tapping into something meaningful and authentic let’s us know that the space we’re carving out within the industry is one that is both needed and desired.
Q. Do you have a particular favourite strain/product/ritual that you enjoy?
The amazing thing about Cannabis is that it’s so multi-faceted and the experiences can be tailored to your unique needs. For me personally, I can never stop my mind from racing. Tokyo Smoke ‘Relax’, a soothing Indica, before bed allows me to unwind from a long day as well as sleep soundly through the night. I really cherish that little bit of time away from work and the race that is my day to day life.
All images courtesy of Tokyo Smoke | Instagram | Facebook
Published at Wed, 25 May 2016 22:07:27 +0000
Election Night Expands Cannabis Industry
Election Night Expands Cannabis Industry
Amidst the suspense and commotion of the presidential election, the cannabis industry in the United States quietly, but significantly, expanded on Tuesday night. A record number of medical and adult use initiatives were on ballots across the nation, and the large number of victories drastically expands the scope of the industry, while also likely setting the stage for further initiatives in 2018 and beyond.
According to the Associated Press, adult use ballot initiatives passed in three states – California (56 percent of voters approved Proposition 64), Massachusetts (54 percent of voters approved Question 4), and Nevada (54 percent of voters approved Question 2). Proponents of the adult use initiative in Maine are also claiming victory on Question 1, although national media outlets have refrained from calling the proposition, as precincts continue to report and the margins remain razor thin. Overall, the only blemish for recreational ballot measures last night was in Arizona, where 52 percent of voters defeated Proposition 205.
Once the laws approved at the ballot box last night go into effect, more than 64 million Americans will live in states where adults can legally use cannabis under state law. Moreover, while the cannabis movement had been confined to the West Coast, the passage in Massachusetts (and, potentially, Maine) gives adult use marijuana laws a foothold on the East Coast.
In addition to adult use proposals, Arkansas (53 percent of voters approved Issue 6), Florida (71 percent of voters approved Amendment 2), and North Dakota (64 percent of voters approved Measure 5) approved medical marijuana ballot initiatives, bringing the total number of states that have approved such laws to 28.
It remains to be seen whether 2016 will be seen as a tipping point with regard to efforts to legitimize and legalize cannabis in the United States, but last night’s victories establish significant momentum going forward. While concern remains that President-Elect Trump may appoint individuals who are antagonistic towards the cannabis industry to key positions, such as Attorney General, the likelihood that the Department of Justice will amend its Cole Memo-enunciated stance on the enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act (the “CSA”) seems to be diminishing. With more than half the states in the nation having now approved medical marijuana laws and approximately one-fifth of the country’s population now residing in a state that has approved recreational usage of cannabis for adults, the pressure seems to be mounting on the federal government to either address the legal dichotomy directly or, at the very least, to continue to exercise discretion while also beginning to tackle issues such as access to financial services and taxation.
For summaries of these ballot initiatives and information on implementation, check back to Dykema’s Cannabis Law Blog.
Published at Tue, 08 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000
RITUALS: PART TWO – INTENTIONS
Why a Cannabis Ritual?
People engage in all kinds of different, personal rituals every day. Even the smallest rituals are paramount to how we function. If we didn’t practice a daily personal hygiene ritual, we’d probably offend others. Likewise, if we chose to ignore the ritual of waking up at a decent hour and getting dressed, we’d feel uncomfortable and exposed.
Recent research shows that rituals, in all their forms, may be more rational than they appear. Combine this with Cannabis (known for its stress-relieving and anti-anxiety effects) and you can enjoy the benefits of both as part of your wellness routine.
Setting Your Intentions
So let’s consider using cannabis as a ritual act. Allow the ritual act of consuming cannabis with intention help bring meaning to everyday life. In the moment it takes to reflect and re-centre yourself before meditating, or smoking a bowl, give yourself a positive intention. Let go of what no longer serves you on an exhale and on the next inhale, hold it and know that you’re bringing happiness to yourself.
The Vedic priests believed consuming bhang (a marijuana infused almond milk drink) without intent was foolish. If you enjoy enjoying the ‘wake and bake’ ritual, then set an intention that will resonate with you for the rest of the day. A quick simple one from A Course in Miracles is, “What will you have me do, what will you have me say and to whom?” Cannabis is known to allow you to see things from a different perspective, and this can set a positive and receptive tone for you to enjoy the rest of your day. At the end of the day, take time to let go and better understand any problems or emotions that you felt. Why not think about the intent of your action and manifest some good, while you’re loading up your evening bowl? For some, this is the only action or time to reflect.
Rituals help us stay grounded. A practice that is repeated over and over becomes easier as time passes and gives us normality. When everything seems to go wrong and off kilter, a ritual helps you pull back into yourself and become centred as you give your focus to one action and nothing else. There are plenty of times when I forget my practices and have to start over. I often have to refocus and remind myself that these seemingly silly rituals will bring me balance. Rituals take time, that’s the point, but during that time you’re able to reset and recenter. While they make take time to get used to and time out of our already busy lives, rituals bring us a brief moment of simplicity and allow a shift to occur within ourselves when needed.
Sativa or Indica?
There are many cannabis strains you can use in your ritual. In small doses, indicas won’t be overwhelmingly sleepy. Indicas are best for night reflections and for those who suffer from high levels of anxiety. Sativas are more for creative or outdoor activities during the day but be warned that some strains can be overly energetic and racy. Hybrids are a perfect combination, some leaning more sativa or indica heavy, so ask your budtender what they’d recommend for you specifically. I enjoy high CBD strains because they elevate pain but for some it makes them tired. Everyone is different, ask questions and research what consumption methods are right for you.
I have a simple ritual I use for very bad days, or days when I’m overwhelmed and need to get my head straight. As someone who is very accustomed to the depths of my subconscious, I’ve had to learn a few tricks over the years to stop myself from sinking, but it may take some time to get used to.
First, I intentionally load my pipe or vaporizer while I think about what I’m doing and why. Why am I smoking? How can cannabis help me? Do I need to let go of something that’s holding me back from my fullest potential? Then, I focus on the question as I inhale and exhale.
Remember, not everything is going to go away after you finish. Acknowledge any feelings that come up even if they’re tears, pain or a soft sense of peace. There’s no one to judge you on your response because it’s needed in order to move past what’s pulling you down. A ritual has many components, so feel free to incorporate this quick ritual into your own practice.
Written by Aleecia Head / Images by Canna Curious Club
Published at Thu, 02 Jun 2016 21:14:16 +0000