6 Awesome Vegan Cannabis Edibles to Make at Home

By definition, a vegan diet excludes products that are derived from animals. Some of these products include yogurt, milk, eggs, cheese, fish, poultry, and honey, to name just a few. For those who are staunch vegans, it can be daunting to get premade vegan edibles at recreational shops and cannabis dispensaries. What if they accidentally contain something that isn’t vegan? 

For this reason, sometimes it is easier to make them at home. Yet, cannabis edibles are not exclusively limited to baked goods. Cannabis enthusiasts can attest to the fact that you can consume your favorite marijuana product any time with just about any meal, including drinks, and many of these recipes are vegan-friendly. This article focuses on some of these awesome vegan cannabis edibles that you can make in the comfort of your home.

Basics for Cannabis-infused Edibles

Most of the recipes involving cannabis have certain basic foundational ingredients. If you have experience cooking with marijuana, then you are probably familiar with most of them or even already have some of them ready to use. For the sake of interested vegan individuals and newbies, most cannabis-infused edibles use the following ingredients:

  • Cannabis oil
  • Cannamilk
  • Cannabutter

The last two are just milk and butter made using cannabis, and we will explain how to make cannamilk later on. Once you get your hands on these foundational ingredients, you are ready to start making the vegan cannabis edibles below.

1. Cannabis-infused Vegan Vietnamese Rice Noodle Salad

This vegan-friendly midday meal is a Vietnamese classic that packs a substantial dose of pot. If your noodles are already precooked, this salad will not require any further cooking. For the recipe below, preparation will take about 25 minutes and serve about two to three people.


For the dish, you will need:

  • English cucumber – 1 slice
  • Finely chopped red or green cabbage – A wedge
  • Thinly sliced carrots – Two large ones
  • Thinly sliced spring onions – Two large ones
  • Rice vermicelli noodles – 150 mg
  • White or black sesame seeds (optional, for garnish)
  • Wakame rehydrated seaweed (optional) – 10 grams
  • Pickled ginger, thinly sliced (optional) – 20 grams

For the dressing, you will need:

  • Cannabis oil – 1 to 2 tablespoons
  • Sesame seed oil – 1 tablespoon
  • White sesame seeds – 6 tablespoons
  • Rice vinegar – 2 teaspoons
  • Maple syrup – 1 tablespoon
  • Lime juice – 2 teaspoons
  • Soy sauce or gluten-free tamari – 4 tablespoons
  • Hot chili paste (optional) – 3 to 4 teaspoons


  1. Following the package instructions, boil the rice noodles in a large pot. Once the water comes to a boil, these noodles cook quickly. After this, strain and rinse them in cold water and put them aside.
  2. Then, dry roast the white sesame seeds in a small frying pan. Once done, use a grinding device such as a pestle and mortar to grind them into a fine powder.
  3. Mix this powder with cannabis oil, sesame seed oil, rice vinegar, maple syrup, soy sauce/tamari, hot chili paste, and lime juice in a medium-sized bowl. 
  4. To assemble the salad, rinse the rice noodles with cold water one more time to ensure they are cool. Now, combine the rice noodles with the rest of the ingredients in a large salad bowl.
  5. Pour the sauce over the salad and toss it using tongs. Repeat the toss one more time.
  6. Separate the salad into portions in bowls and enjoy your cannabis edible.

Cannabis-infused Vegan Vietnamese Rice Noodle Salad

2. Cannabis Cashew Cream With Avocados

According to nutritionists, avocados pack a myriad of health benefits. They contain numerous minerals, vitamins, healthy fatty oils, and omega-3 and omega-6 acids. For cannabis-loving vegans, this mouthwatering recipe puts a little twist on eating a plain avocado by stuffing it with some delectable cashew cream. This cannabis edible is 100 percent vegan. Here is how to make this exemplary cannabis edible at home and serve at least four people.


To make the cashew cream, you will need: 

  • Avocados – 2 large ones
  • Cannabis oil – 1 to 2 tablespoons
  • Nutritional yeast – 1 tablespoon
  • Lemon juice – 2 teaspoons
  • Purified water – half a cup
  • Garlic – a quarter of a clove
  • Sea salt – an eighth to a quarter of a teaspoon
  • Cashews, soaked for at least four hours and rinsed – 1 cup
  • Tamari – 1 teaspoon
  • Apple cider vinegar – 1 teaspoon

For garnish (optional), you will need:

  • Chopped cloves
  • Finely ground Brazil nuts
  • Balsamic vinegar drizzle or olive oil
  • Chopped cherry tomatoes 


  1. Prepare the avocados by cutting them into halves and removing the pits and the flesh from the skin. You should do this in a single piece with a single big scoop and then set them aside.
  2. Using a blender set on high speed, blend the cannabis oil, purified water, cashews, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, nutritional yeast, sea salt, and tamari until the texture is smooth.
  3. Use a spoon to fill the scooped avocado halves with the cashew cream you just blended.
  4. To make the whole presentation gorgeous, top it off with the optional garnishes mentioned above, and enjoy yet another awesome vegan cannabis edible.

3. Marijuana Chia Seed Pudding

If you are accustomed to waking up with a craving for weed but you are not in the right state to smoke some yet, this awesome breakfast solution is perfect for you. People who have tried this pudding say that it is just like eating a dessert. Furthermore, it is a refreshing way to start your day because this edible gives you healthy calories and nutritious energy. It is easy to make and 100 percent vegan. If you are up for it, you can prepare it before you go to sleep, and it will be ready in the morning. Here is how you can make this sumptuous cannabis edible at home.


For a serving of two to four people, here is what you need: 

  • Soy, coconut, or unsweetened almond milk – 1 cup
  • Non-dairy alternative cannamilk – 1 cup
  • Vanilla extract – 2 tablespoons
  • Chia seeds – half a cup
  • Maple syrup (to taste) – 1 to 2 tablespoons
  • Optional toppings, such as fruits


  1. In a large bowl, start by mixing the non-dairy cannamilk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and chia seeds in a large bowl.
  2. Then, leave it in a bowl or portion it out by placing it in separate containers.
  3. Stir or shake the containers well, cover them, and then refrigerate them. If you have the time, it is advisable to stir the mix every one to two hours for the first few hours. Usually, this dish should be ready in about six hours and can remain in the fridge for about six days.
  4. If you wish, you can serve this pudding with some fruits to top it off, such as pineapple, berries, bananas, citrus, or granola, just to name a few.

Marijuana Chia Seed Pudding

4. Cannabis-infused Creamy Potato Soup

This creamy cannabis-infused potato soup is 100 percent vegan and mouthwatering. Emphasis is on the creaminess and the potent effects of marijuana in this dish. This awesome soup is ideal on a wintry, cool, or autumn day. Yet even in summer, your taste buds will appreciate this amazing cannabis edible.

Here is how to make it at home.


To make this soup, you will need:

  • Cannabis oil – 3 tablespoons
  • Minced garlic – 4 cloves
  • Peeled and chopped potatoes – 3 pounds
  • Peeled and sliced carrots – 3 medium-sized ones
  • Dried thyme – 5 teaspoons
  • Chopped onion – 1 large one
  • Sea salt
  • Full-fat coconut milk – 15 ounces can
  • Vegetable broth – 3 cups


  1. Put the pot over medium heat and add a few tablespoons of the cannabis oil.
  2. Then, add the garlic and onions into the heated pot and fry briefly until the onions are translucent.
  3. Stir with a wooden spoon to ensure the mixture does not burn. If necessary, you can adjust the heat accordingly.
  4. Next, add the thyme, carrots, vegetable broth, and potatoes.
  5. Continue cooking until the potatoes are well done.
  6. After that, place the mix in a high-speed blender and blend until you achieve a smooth texture.
  7. Next, add the full-fat coconut milk and blend some more.
  8. Add some salt to taste, and your creamy cannabis edible is ready to eat.

5. Zesty Cannabis-infused Fettuccine Alfredo

If you want an awesome vegan way to spice up your palate with a cannabis edible that feels like your everyday dinner, this dish is perfect for you. The fettuccine alfredo recipe is quite easy to make and can be an ingenious addition to a dinner party or for one of those days when you just want a cozy night in. Here is how you can make this incredible weed-infused dish in the comfort of your home.


This recipe serves about four people and takes around 35 minutes to prepare. Here is what you need:

  • Egg-free fettuccine pasta – 12 ounces
  • Cannabis oil – 1 to 2 tablespoons
  • Unsweetened non-dairy milk such as coconut, soy, or almond – 1 cup
  • Non-dairy cannamilk – 1 cup
  • Non-dairy cream cheese – 4 ounces
  • Lemon zest – 1 to 2 teaspoons
  • Finely chopped garlic – 3 cloves
  • Chopped fresh parsley – half a cup
  • Nutritional yeast – 3 tablespoons
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Sea salt
  • Blanched and sliced almonds – 3 tablespoons


  1. Add the egg-free fettuccine pasta to a large pot of boiling water and cook as directed on the package.
  2. Set aside about one to two cups of the pasta water.
  3. Then, use a blender to combine the almonds, nutritional yeast, non-dairy cream cheese, cannamilk, non-dairy milk, black pepper, lemon zest, and sea salt. Blend the mixture to a smooth texture.
  4. Put a large skillet over medium heat after adding the cannabis oil and the chopped garlic. Stir until the garlic softens and starts browning.
  5. Next, add the mixture you just blended into the same skillet and stir some more.
  6. Now, you can add half a cup of the pasta water you reserved earlier and continue stirring until it simmers. At this point, the sauce should be creamy and thick. This whole process usually takes about five to ten minutes.
  7. Once the sauce is well cooked, it is time to add the pasta you had prepared earlier. You can top it off with an extra tablespoon of cannabis oil if you want. If the sauce is too thick, add some more of the pasta water and stir a little more.
  8. When the dish is to your liking, you can separate it into four bowls and top it off with some cracked black pepper, nutritional yeast, and/or sea salt.
  9. Enjoy your exquisite cannabis edible.


6. Cannamilk

Vegan cannamilk is also referred to as cannabis-infused non-dairy milk. It is one of the best ways to infuse pot into baked products. The most important point is to use at least three grams of fat for every serving. This is because THC and CBD are fat-soluble and ingesting cannabis this way ensures your body gets the cannabinoids more readily. To make cannamilk, here is what you need:


  • Cannabis – About 9 grams
  • Soy milk or a non-dairy alternative – 1 cup


  1. At the start of every cannamilk making process, you have to do some decarboxylation to activate the THC. To do this, break up the cannabis into small bits the size of rice grains and bake it for 45 minutes at 225 degrees. 
  2. Then, add the milk and dec-carbed cannabis to a saucepan over medium heat. 
  3. Let the mixture simmer for about an hour as you stir occasionally, ensuring it does not boil. This is because temperatures above 250 degrees might degrade the THC in your weed.
  4. Next, use a cheesecloth or strainer to sieve out the plant material.
  5. Pour the ready cannamilk into a jar or glass bottle and refrigerate it. Or you can start preparing one of the cannabis edibles mentioned above, if you have the munchies.

The Final Hit

If you are a vegan and have always wondered about cannabis-infused meals or drinks, there are many options. Vegan marijuana aficionados are always coming up with new ways to consume cannabis without the presence of animal products in the dishes.

To find out more ways you can make awesome vegan cannabis edibles at home, visit Purple Penthouse. Here, you can also find various cannabis products on offer.

How to Choose a Cannabis Vape Pen That Is Right for You

The history of cannabis use goes back centuries, both for medicinal and recreational uses. Now, many regions in the world have begun to recognize those uses as legitimate again. 

This is mainly due to the properties in cannabis that have the potential of managing a variety of illnesses. Research proves that it can help ease chronic pain, cancer, and several other ailments. You can take cannabis in three ways: namely smoking, ingesting, and vaping. You may choose which way suits you best. Today we’ll explore cannabis vaping and how to choose a vape pen that works best for you. 

What Is Vaping?

Cannabis vaping is inhaling a heated portion of the substance via an electric vaporizing device. The cannabis being heated can either be concentrated oil or dry plant material. This may seem safer than smoking since it produces little to no smoke, but scientists need to do further research on the difference in health effects. 

A vape pen is a small handheld electric device. It has a battery for power and a cartridge that contains the concentrate. The vaping pen works by heating the cannabis concentrate instead of incinerating it. This makes its output vapor instead of smoke. The size and lack of smoke when using vape pens are what makes some prefer it over smoking cannabis.

A vape pen consists of four main parts: namely the mouthpiece, atomizer, battery, and cartridge or tank. The battery powers the atomizer. It is rechargeable, therefore encouraging its portability. The activation of the battery works differently depending on the type of vape pen. Some require you to manually press a button, while others activate automatically when you inhale. 

The atomizer heats the concentrate in the cartridge. The cartridge or tank holds the cannabis concentrate that you inhale once heated by the atomizer. Cartridges are sometimes refillable, and you can choose from glass, plastic, or steel options. Prefilled cartridges are not refillable. You use them once and dispose of them once they are empty.

The practice of vaping is not a recent phenomenon. Its use dates back to ancient Egyptians. They had the practice of inhaling vapors from herbs heated by hot stones. This “shisha” was then introduced to India via trade routes centuries ago. 

The current vape pen came as an idea to an addicted tobacco smoker in China. The individual was a pharmacist by the name of Hon Lik. In his attempt to get rid of his habit, he devised a way to vaporize liquid nicotine using high-frequency vibrating ultrasound. He fashioned a device resembling a cigarette to contain this process. The idea first came to the US in 2007.

Why Do People Prefer Vaping to Smoking? Why Do People Prefer Vaping to Smoking

Why Do People Prefer Vaping to Smoking? 

Vaping is not the safest way to take cannabis, but it has its advantages. Some include:

  • Less smell – Smoking cannabis releases a strong odor that might make a non-smoker close to you uncomfortable. Vape pens eliminate the emanation of smoke and minimize the smell a great deal because it heats the concentrate instead of burning it. 
  • Regular doses – Each inhalation of the vapor gives relatively the same dose.
  • Ease of use – Vape pens are straightforward and need simple instructions to use. As long as you have put the concentrate in the cartridge and charged the vape, you are good to go. 
  • Cleaner hits – In comparison to smoking, vape pens offer a more potent and purer hit. Vaporizers also contain fewer toxins as long as the concentrate contains no contaminants.
  • Nil secondhand smoke – Vape pens produce fewer carcinogens to affect anyone near you when vaping. 
  • Less wastage – You need less cannabis to receive the same high as smoking. The potency of the concentrate means you do not need to inhale as much. 
  • Affordability – Initial costs of purchasing the vape pen may seem high, but it will cost you less in the long run. Concentrates last much longer than combusted cannabis herbs.
  • Accessibility – You can conveniently use your vaping device almost anywhere, including public places where smoking may be an issue to others. 

Some argue that the mode of taking cannabis may increase your risk of cancer, not the drug itself. The burning of the cannabis herb concerns them. Vape smoke, they argue, has the same chemical properties as cigarette smoke. These chemicals increase your chances of getting cancer. 

However, they still claim that cigarette smoke is more dangerous than burning cannabis. According to some epidemiological studies, using cannabis lightly or moderately does not increase your risk of cancer. These studies claim that a smoker has a higher risk of cancer than a heavy cannabis user. However, heavy cannabis use may be detrimental to your large airways.

Choosing a Cannabis Vape Pen

When deciding on your ideal pen, you first must consider the type of cannabis you intend to vape. There are three general types of cannabis material that you can vape. These are dry herbs, oils and liquids, and waxes and like concentrates. After settling on this, you also need to decide on whether you prefer a disposable or reusable cannabis vape pen.

Disposable cannabis vape pens have their pros and cons. They are cheap and prefilled and do not need recharging between uses. But you can’t recharge them, so once its charge runs out, it becomes useless. You cannot switch between cannabis strains on the same pen. This option can be expensive in the long run if you use pens regularly. 

Reusable vape pens also have their fair share of pros and cons. The option of recharging makes them ideal for frequent use. They have interchangeable cartridges. This gives you an option of more cannabis strains, as you can just change the cartridge when you want a different strain. 

You can also opt for prefilled cartridges if you run out of your stock. The biggest con of reusable vaping pens is that they are expensive. This will work to your advantage in the future as the overall expenditure reduces. If your battery dies, you will have to buy another one since the batteries can’t be interchanged. 

Factors to Consider When Purchasing a Cannabis Vape Pen

There are some factors you need to keep in mind before purchasing a cannabis vape pen. Below are what to keep in mind.

Temperature Control

Temperature Control

Temperature control is among the most important functions of any vape pen. If the temperature of your pen gets too high without a control function, it can be dangerous. You might end up inhaling carcinogens. 

Another side effect of overheating is the waste of cannabis concentrate. The high temperatures will cause the concentrate to burn. This means that instead of vaping, the pen will just be heating the concentrate. It is advisable to choose one that does not heat beyond 160 degrees Celsius. Alternatively, ensure that the pen has an option of temperature regulation. 

Preferred Size

Cannabis vape pens come in various shapes and sizes. If you are buying one for the first time, deciding at this juncture can be confusing given the wide range of sizes to choose from. Your main aim should be the portability of the device. 

Your lifestyle and intended use of the vape can help you make this decision. You can select one that easily fits in your pocket if you want one to carry around during your daily routine. If you only use it once a day or only at home, you can opt for a larger one.

Consider the Airflow

Without sufficient flow of air, a vaping pen is useless. You need to find a pen whose design supports sufficient intake of air. Quality and sufficient flow of air translate to fewer side effects on your throat. This results in a cooler draw and more vapor when you inhale from the vape pen. 

Check the Battery Life

Like most electric appliances, long life and cost go hand in hand. However, this can work to your advantage once you look past the price tag. A vape pen with long battery life is ideal when you are traveling or are far from somewhere to recharge it. The battery life is usually found on the packaging of the cannabis vape pen or somewhere on its body. 

Your frequency of usage will determine the kind of battery life you should choose. Opt for a 3.3-volt battery instead of anything higher than five volts. This is important for controlling the heating of the device.

The charger type goes hand in hand with battery quality. A vape pen with a USB charger may be your best bet. This kind of charger is compatible with the charging units of most current gadgets. 

Be Keen on Consistency

Be Keen on Consistency

This concerns the cannabis oil in vaping cartridges, which needs to have the right consistency. Consistency refers to the viscosity of cannabis oil. The ideal oil should be a balance between the thinness and thickness of CBD oil. Each of the two extremes has its disadvantages. If the cannabis oil is very thick and sticky, something could go wrong when it’s heated. Thick oil means that some unnecessary plant materials like chlorophyll are present in the solution. These materials could interfere with the heating process. 

Also, if the viscosity of the CBD oil is too liquid and thin, that should raise a red flag, too. Very thin CBD oil indicates the addition of propylene glycol or synthetic flavoring chemicals in the solution. 

How Is the Compatibility?

You need to choose a vape pen that is compatible with more cartridges than the one it comes with. An ideal pen should have 510-thread compatibility. Different cannabis oil brands may use thread in their cartridges that vary in width, so with 510-thread compatibility you’ll have more options to choose from when purchasing additional oil cartridges.

Does It Have a Warranty?

Any quality cannabis vape pen that you buy should come with a warranty. Having a warranty shows that the manufacturer has confidence about their product. A cannabis vape pen is an investment, especially if it is for medical use, and having a warranty to cover repairs could help lower the long-term cost. 

What Is Your Budget?

When purchasing a cannabis vape pen, choose one that offers the best quality according to your price range. Like any other gadget in the industry, the more expensive pens may give better experiences than the cheaper ones, but you can still find quality vape pens at reasonable prices.

What Is Your Budget

In Conclusion

Research on the consequences of using cannabis vape pens is still ongoing, so concrete scientific conclusions can’t be drawn. There is little concerning the carcinogens produced through the device’s heating process, so be aware of the potential safety concerns before you buy a vape pen.

When looking for CBD vape pens, ask for information from any users you know. Gather all the information you can before settling on a choice. Keep in mind that when it comes to vape pens, it is not one size fits all. What may work for someone else may not work for you. Read independent testimonials about CBD use in vape pens to get a feel for what type of pen will be best for you.

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How to Choose the Best Marijuana Strain for Pain

Today, many people suffering from pain are opting to use marijuana products for pain relief. After numerous studies and more open-mindedness toward cannabis products, more people are turning to this solution. Certain marijuana strains are very effective in pain management. These pains include headaches, inflammation, spinal injury, and cramps, to name just a few.

Additionally, these marijuana strains do not have the negative side effects that most prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs have. So, you might be wondering what makes them so effective in treating various types of pain. It is all about the correct blending of cannabinoids in the end product. Since there are numerous different marijuana strains, it can be quite confusing when you go out there to get the best one for pain.

Selecting the Right Strain

According to experts, the ideal cannabis strain for your pain is one that has many phytochemicals. Marijuana’s chemical composition is very similar to that of herbs and vegetables. For this reason, it is fair to conclude that the more cannabinoids the strain contains, the more beneficial it is for you. But the biggest challenge is finding the right one. Here are a few tips to ease your search.

Go for Indica Strains

One of the basics you need to learn from cannabis veterans is that indica strains are more ideal for pain. They help in controlling and soothing pain because they are sedatives. Additionally, it has been said that they can help you sleep better, decrease anxiety, and ease tension. This makes these strains a popular choice for dealing with a wide range of issues besides pain.

Sativa strains might also be beneficial in relieving nerve pain and chronic headaches, but the data to support this theory is anecdotal. If you are an open-minded person, you can try them out too and come to your own conclusion.

Go for Indica Strains

Strains Containing Both THC and CBD

According to weed enthusiasts, cannabis strains that contain both THC and CBD are perfect for relieving pain. For this reason, they advise using the entire plant rather than consuming the isolate. CBD is the main component in cannabis that reduces pain. CBD is also helpful for daytime use and can be beneficial to you if you plan to be active in the morning. On the other hand, THC helps you to forget the nasty sensations. 

Choose Great-smelling Strains

Like most palatable plants, cannabis produces a pleasant fragrance due to terpenes. These healthy compounds contribute to your overall marijuana experience, especially when you smoke them. It has been said that cannabis strains that smell great also have a lot of health benefits.

Know the Different Strains

Now that you have a general idea of how to choose the best marijuana strain, it is time to learn the strains themselves. Although everyone reacts differently to the effects of weed, here are a few strains that are generally used in pain management.

Cannabis Strains for Arthritis

Commonly, whenever inflammation is present, pain usually follows. This is why the inflammation of joints (arthritis) can be quite excruciating. Fortunately, marijuana strains that can treat this condition are available. Some of them include:

  • Blue Widow – This is a somewhat indica-dominant cannabis strain. It is popular among patients because of its anti-inflammatory properties. When you use this strain, veteran stoners say that you will experience a calming and uplifting effect as your pain eases. Additionally, it can be used to put insomniac and anxious people to sleep.
  • Harlequin – As mentioned earlier, sativa strains are not the first choice when it comes to pain treatment. However, there is an exception when it comes to the Harlequin strain. It has a CBD to THC ratio of 5:2, respectively. This means that it can offer pain relief without getting you high. This makes it ideal for medicating during the daytime since you will be clear headed.

Cannabis Strains for Cramps

Cannabis Strains for Cramps

The involuntary contraction of your muscles is also known as cramping. They might become pretty agonizing, keeping you awake all night. Cramps are usually accompanied by soreness and extreme pain. For this type of pain, here are the strains you can use:

  • Dynamite – Due to its high THC levels, weed users report that this indica strain offers you complete pain relief. It has plenty of cannabinoids that help to fight off extreme pain, even from cramps. However, it has been said that it can make you very hungry after use.
  • Redwood Kush – This sedative weed strain is popular among many users because it has been said that it offers a feeling of complete peace. It has very high amounts of THC that give you a spacey feeling as it treats your muscle pain. It is ideal for evening use because its nice pine-like fragrance creates tingly effects on your body.

Cannabis Strains for Generalized Pain

Generalized pain is a condition whereby your joints and muscles experience soreness. Usually, this can lead to fatigue and may last a little while. To deal with the symptoms associated with generalized pain, you can try some of the following marijuana strains:

  • Blackberry Kush – This strain has a strong indica body effect that consumers have said is perfect for easing pain. It has high THC content giving you a strong sedative effect that makes any pain disappear. Because high-CBD strains are rare, this THC-packed strain is a good option. According to weed enthusiasts, Blackberry Kush is much easier to come by than most CBD-high strains. 
  • ACDC – This is one of the most potent pain relievers available due to its high content of CBD and THC. It is a sativa-dominant strain that is perfect if you want to remain active during the day. It has a 1:20 ratio of THC:CBD, meaning you will enjoy its benefits without getting intoxicated.

The Final Hit

Since different people experience the effects of cannabis differently, it is advisable to try various strains and discover which one best suits you. Also, vaporizing and smoking are reportedly the most effective ways to consume weed for pain. However, you can also get these effects from patches, edibles, and oils.

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What Is Weed Shatter? What to Know Before You Smoke

The legalization of marijuana is happening in more and more places in the United States. This is making it increasingly easy to purchase very potent cannabis concentrates, such as shatter. This product is growing in popularity among marijuana users. However, before you purchase or order any cannabis product, you need to understand what it is and how it differs from other marijuana products. 

Do you know how to smoke weed shatter? Many cannabis enthusiasts do. Shatter may not be your favorite method of cannabis consumption, but it is a good idea to learn how to drive both manual and automatic transmission vehicles. In the same way, you might want to learn how to consume all and any forms of cannabis, in case you might need or want to one day. 

Types of Cannabis Concentrates 

Marijuana concentrates come in various forms, including:

  • Shatter
  • Budder
  • Wax
  • Crumble
  • Honeycomb, and others.

When it comes to CBD and THC potency, there is no significant difference between these weed concentrates. All of them provide a long-lasting high, and the only difference is in their form and appearance. Many cannabis users looking for a stronger hit believe that shatter is the future of cannabis. 

Often, shatter is brittle and relatively clear, while weed wax is more solid than liquid and looks like cold coconut oil. What determines the difference in appearance is the arrangement of molecules within the concentrate. 

What Is Weed Shatter

What Is Weed Shatter?

This is a translucent or transparent cannabis concentrate that looks a lot like a Jolly Rancher or rock candy. It has a glassy appearance and tends to shatter when snapped into two. It is a favorite among dabbing enthusiasts. 

Visually, all cannabis shatters may appear similar. However, the physical characteristics of individual weed shatter products can vary from snap-and-pull, taffy-like quality to extremely brittle. Weed shatter with a higher THC content will have more oil or sap. Shatter with a higher THCA content, on the other hand, will be more brittle and glass-like by comparison. 

Weed concentrate makers produce various kinds of concentrates by soaking weed material in various solvents. These solvents include ice water, butane, high-proof drinking alcohol, isopropyl alcohol, or carbon dioxide. 

These efforts result produce an amber liquid that solidifies into the final product once cooled. This product tends to have the consistency of tiny peanut brittle. The transparent quality of weed shatter will depend on the temperatures applied during the extraction and finishing processes and other factors. 

To make the process more understandable, think of the amber liquid’s molecules as Lego bricks. These bricks, when it comes to shatter, stack up neatly, as if you just built a wall. This neat alignment allows light to pass through, which gives the product a clear and brittle appearance.  

With a THC content of around 80 percent, shatter is legal for recreational use in several states. Users can purchase it or request home delivery from licensed marijuana dispensaries. However, drug officials in many states are still unsure of how to deal with cannabis concentrates. 

Now that you have a better idea of what weed shatter is on a molecular level, you need to learn about other important factors before you try it out. These include:

Difference Between Shatter and Wax

As stated above, the arrangement of molecules within shatter is nice and neat, just like Lego blocks stacked neatly in rows. The arrangement of molecules in wax, on the other hand, is a chaotic mess. It is as if you dumped out your Lego blocks into an untidy pile. Since the arrangement of molecules is so jumbled, weed wax tends to be opaque. 

Nevertheless, weed wax is just as potent as shatter. Just ask Miley Cyrus, who once thought she had a close encounter with a UFO while traveling with a friend through Southern California. Or, as she admitted, maybe it was the wax she purchased beforehand from a guy in a van.

This difference in molecule arrangement within these two types of weed concentrates leads to other differences, such as:

  • Shatter is quite finicky and difficult to produce.
  • Wax is easier to measure, produce, and handle since it is firm and pliable.
  • Shatter tends to last longer and is more stable.
  • Wax tends to degrade faster and is less stable.

CBD in Shatter

Weed shatter is most famous for its high THC content. However, you will also find a variety that is very low on THC and high in CBD. Concentrate makers who produce this type of cannabis shatter market it primarily to users who want the potential therapeutic and medical benefits of marijuana without the intoxicating effects.

CBD in Shatter

How to Use Weed Shatter

Like other types of cannabis extracts, consumers often use a dab rig to smoke shatter. This is a special type of bong designed to burn concentrates instead of dried and cured weed. However, unlike the regular bong, it contains a dome and a nail, which are essential for smoking shatter. 

To use it, you first need to heat the nail and then place your weed shatter on the heated nail before covering it with the spherical glass piece or dome. The hot nail will vaporize the shatter, which will turn it into smoke. The purpose of the dome is to keep all the smoke from floating off into space. 

You inhale through the dab rig’s mouth, which draws the vapor through the water chamber and into your lungs. Instead of a dome, some dab rigs feature a carb cap that you place over the hot nail. The carb cap creates a tiny oven that allows users to vaporize the shatter at lower temperatures. Some prefer this method since they believe that it produces a more enjoyable and smoother dabbing experience. 

Other ways to smoke weed shatter include:

  • Spliff, blunt, or joint
  • Vape pen
  • Bong

The Bottom Line

Some cannabis shatter can contain a whopping 80 percent or even higher of THC. That is more than three times the content in some of the strongest traditional marijuana strains. That is a lot of power in a small package. Many users report almost instantaneous effects and intense highs. Therefore, if you are new to cannabis concentrates and are considering trying weed shatter, do not inhale too deeply. Also, you do not want to hold the vapor too long in your lungs. This will prevent you from experiencing a bad trip.

9 Ways People Consume Marijuana Without Smoking

The Marist College did a survey in 2017 that found out over half of all American adults have experimented with CBD products. Of those who tried them, they found out that 44 percent still use them on a regular basis. However, since then, many states have legalized the use of these products, and the number of regular users of the products continues to rise.

As the popularity of marijuana and CBD-infused products increases, the industry has adapted to the changes to accommodate all the users. One of the most popular trends involves using these products without smoking. Many people, especially newbies, want to use CBD products but do not want to smoke. This is due to a number of reasons. Some have medical conditions, others do not want to be a nuisance to other people, and others may be sensitive to the smell. All these are valid reasons to consume CBD products without having to smoke them.

Using these products in a safe and relaxing way that does not affect others is quite important. You can consume your cannabis concentrates or oils in different ways that do not involve smoking. You should never feel distressed to consume your cannabis product in a manner that befits you. It is also important to be around a community that supports and understands you and your life choices.

Health Risks of Smoking CBD Products

Just like smoking a cigarette, smoking cannabis products is equally harmful to your health. There are numerous health issues that are associated with doing so. Some of these conditions range from causing minor inconveniences to being potentially fatal such as lung cancer. Some smoke-related conditions include:

  • Emphysema
  • Chronic lung cancer
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Premature aging
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Cancers of the head, neck, and others
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Gum disease

However, it has been said that smoking cannabis products is not as harmful to your health as smoking cigarettes. This does not mean the consequences are less dire. Just like cigarettes, smoking CBD products can cause cancer. However, it has been thought that other compounds present in cannabidiols offset this effect, decreasing the risk factor.

After all has been said and done, smoking anything is not good for your health. It causes lung and throat irritation. Additionally, if you have respiratory conditions such as asthma, you are better off not smoking at all. Rather than smoking, it is advisable to try out some of the options listed below. They are good for beginning or veteran users, as well as for recreational or medicinal purposes.

Here are a few ways that people consume cannabis products without smoking.

Cannabis-Infused Food

1. Cannabis-Infused Foods and Beverages

One of the best options for consuming these products involves incorporating marijuana in your foods or drinks. These are also known as edibles. It is a very popular alternative for people who do not relish the smoking experience because it is virtually odorless. They are available in the market in different forms such as:

  • Chocolate bars
  • Gummies
  • Brownies
  • Cannabis-infused drinks

They are available in licensed dispensaries all over the world. If you want to enjoy marijuana without having to smoke it, edibles are a viable option. However, there are some things to consider if you are trying weed-infused foods and drinks for the first time.

You should ensure you have consulted on the proper amount of dosage you should ingest. Most of these products have a high concentration of CBD or THC—thus, the name “concentrates.” It is prudent to consume them with caution or following instructions from experts. Also, different products have different concentrations of CBD and THC. For this reason, you should ensure to ingest just the right amount. Your tolerance level is also a big factor. If your body cannot handle certain amounts of CBD or THC levels, you should tread carefully. Veteran users of the products suggest you take a small portion and wait to see how you feel after about 90 minutes.

It has been said that many users of cannabis-infused products are more inclined to purchasing edibles such as brownies or gummies because they are odorless and discreet. This is a move that is both practical and convenient. However, if you want to take it up a notch, you can infuse cannabis into your foods and drinks at home using approved weed products. One of the better options is infusing it in your butter since it is a common kitchen essential that blends quite well with cannabidiols. It is also available in distillates and oils.

Yet, you cannot get rid of marijuana concentrates’ smell completely, but you can lessen them. There are odor-removing candles that are available in the market. They are odorless and offer a natural way to get rid of odors in the air. Also, they are made from environmentally safe ingredients that do not have harmful compounds or perfumes that would hurt your health as you indulge in a bake session.

2. Consumption Through Cannabis Topicals

CBD products carry numerous health and wellness properties that can benefit you through CBD-infused topical medications. This does not involve any vaporizing, eating, or smoking of the products. Moreover, it is a good way to use these CBD products in an odorless way. It has been said that there are many benefits of using CBD-infused products such as salves, lotions, and balms, just to name a few. According to avid users, specialists in the field recommend these products to patients who are suffering from conditions such as:

  • Muscle cramping
  • Bodily inflammations
  • Skin irritations

This type of CBD consumption is distinctive because they do not come into direct contact with your bloodstream. As a result, you do not get the psychedelic effects that smoking a joint brings because your brain will be less affected, as your body enjoys the health benefits of cannabidiols.

When consuming it, you should let it soak up for a while before using it. The smell levels are mostly dependent on the type of CBD product you are using. However, if you want to get the benefits of CBD products and bypass the euphoric effects that come with smoking, topicals are perfect for you.

Consuming by Dabbing

3. Consuming by Dabbing

In the recent past, dabbing has gained a lot of popularity. This method uses flash vaporization; you apply your cannabis dab to a heated waterpipe attachment and inhale the vapor. This method can give you one of the most potent hits you can get. In most cases, the attachment is made from a metallic or glass nail that you can heat up using a butane torch or other lighting methods. Dabbing enthusiasts prefer this method because of a few main reasons:

  • Refinement – cannabis concentrates offer a more refined and clean consumption that is free of plant materials.
  • Vaporization – As opposed to smoking, the dabbing process culminates in a vapor. It has been suggested that it is a viable option for people who are starting their experience but not very popular among veteran users.

4. Consuming via Lozenges

CBD lozenges have similarities with edible candles. They offer a discreet way to consume your CBD products as you relish the various flavors they come in. 

Additionally, they are quite popular among recreational and medicinal users. This is mostly because you can feel their effects faster than when you use conventional CBD edibles. When you place CBD lozenges under your tongue, it sublingually gets absorbed into your body quickly. It takes about 30 to 20 minutes to experience the effects of your favorite CBD lozenge. 

Again, this is another odorless way to consume CBD-infused products without smoking. These lozenges are available in most dispensaries and 420-friendly facilitates. They are also very convenient because you can get your buzz on anywhere you are without the bothersome effects that smoking has. The variety of flavors is a plus, too.

5. Consumption via Tinctures

In a nutshell, tinctures are cannabis-infused liquid products. The method they use involves soaking your CBD composites in alcohol and applying the outcome under your tongue. These tinctures get to your bloodstream faster than traditional ingestible oils or infused foods. This ensures you get the effects of CBD quickly and in a manner that you can monitor the dosage levels. You can get several flavors, potencies, and quality of tinctures. This depends on your preferences as a beginner or an long-time user. The preference is dependent on your recreational or medical needs, too.

6. Consumption via Vaporization

You do not have to torch and smoke your marijuana to enjoy is benefits. At an optimal temperature, they vaporize without combusting. According to experts, most CBD compounds have composites that are less harmful at a lower, optimal temperature. It means that your product vaporizes rather than combusting into smoke. It is a more preferable way of ingesting your cannabis flower instead of smoking it.

Additionally, you can get one of the best vapors and experience by using top-notch vaporizers that are tabletop-oriented. This does not mean that other vaporizers are not up to the task. Some handheld and portable options are available, too. The best thing about all these options is that they give you a consumption choice that is lung-friendly and reduces the risk if smoke-related diseases. Moreover, there are different types and sizes of vaporizers that will suit your budget, lifestyle, and preferences.

Consumption via Vaporization

7. Consuming via Prescriptions

Consumption of CBD products is not limited to recreational use only. Experts have been known to prescribe them as medication to treat certain conditions. CBD prescriptions come in the form of capsules, tablets, and pills. If you require medicinal CBD options, this is a pretty viable option. Even if you are skeptical about getting a hit from smoking, this option can be helpful to you. You will be able to reap the benefits of cannabidiols just like any other patient without having to smoke your prescription. However, it is important to consult your budtender or medical doctor before commencing CBD use to ensure your overall health is optimal before you ingest it. 

8. Consumption via Ingestible Oils

In this context, most cannabis products that you ingest orally are known as ingestible oils. More often, they come in the form of plastic applicators or capsules. They can either be consumed by adding them to your foods or drinks or by consuming them directly. They can induce beneficial and powerful effects just like concentrates. However, they take a little bit longer to kick in, so you must ensure you are careful while consuming them.

9. Consumption Through Transdermal Patches

Transdermal patches facilitate the delivery of cannabidiol to your body through your skin and into your bloodstream. These patches have specific amounts of CBD compounds for different users. They are placed on your skin, releasing cannabidiols into your bloodstream. It is one of the best methods of consuming your favorite CBD product without smoking. Yet, it has been said that it is less common among most users. This might be because there is little research covering CBD transdermal patches in relation to their effects. However, this delivery method has been shown to have more advantages over other methods, such as oral consumption. These advantages include:

  • Potential increment in bioavailability
  • Improved compliance in patients
  • Prolonged drug release duration in users

Using transdermal patches is beneficial in avoidance of your CBD hit getting degraded in your gastronomical tract. This is more common when you consume CBD orally. Additionally, you can easily remove these patches if you begin noticing any side effects. They also maintain the effects of your CBD product in your bloodstream longer than other methods.

Consuming cannabis

The Final Hit

The popularity of cannabis-infused products has been on the rise in the recent past. This is thanks to the availability of different CBD and THC products, as well as the increased number of dispensaries. With these options, more ways to enjoy your cannabidiol-infused products rather than smoking are available. Innovators in the industry are still coming up with better and safer ways to consume these products.

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How To Choose the Best Marijuana Vaporizer

Vaporizers have rapidly become among the leading devices used for consuming CBD products. These include CBD oils, concentrates, and other botanical dry herbs. Most people who are looking to enjoy benefits from the remarkable properties of CBDs tend to be health-conscious. For this reason, they turn to vaporizers because it has been suggested that they offer an efficient yet lung-friendly and safe way of consuming your CBD products. Since it came onto the scene, vaping has revolutionized the way smokers consume their botanical materials.

With the rapid growth in the CBD industry, the demand for accessories such as vaporizers has shot up. To try and satisfy the demand, the market is full of different types of vaporizers with different features. Hence, figuring out which vaporizer is the best for you can be quite daunting.

To make your search less overwhelming, here are some tips on how to choose the best vaporizer that gives you a memorable hit, every time.

What Are Vaporizers?

They are personal inhalation devices that are used to evenly and precisely heat your CBD products to produce the vapor that you inhale. Some of the CBD products that you can use with your vaporizer include waxes, juices, flowers, oils, and concentrates, just to name a few.

 During the heating process, the vaporizers do not reach temperatures that are too high to result in the combustion of the concentrates. This effectively eliminates the risky toxins that are produced when you are smoking. A vaporizer uses conduction or convection heating methods. These methods ensure that your herbs, oils, or concentrates are safely heated up to their vaporization points to release their composites in vapor form.

Vaporizers come in many shapes and sizes, giving you a good number of options to choose from. On-the-go vaporizer designs that are more portable are available, as well as bigger units that offer better precision and functionality. The latter is generally preferable for use as in-home units.

Benefits of Using a Vaporizer

If you are looking to discreetly relish the natural benefits of CBD in an efficient and safe way, vaporizers are a perfect solution. This is because they offer the following benefits:

You Get Quick Effects

A vaporizer gives off the same yield of active composites to your bloodstream and levels of biological effects. Inhaling vapor is an ideal way of getting all the benefits and effects of CBD products as quickly as possible. Inhaling the clean vapor from a vaporizer ensures that the active compounds in the concentrates are quickly absorbed. This happens via the alveoli in your lungs, which let the concentrates almost instantaneously reach your bloodstream. The compounds then interact with the endocannabinoid receptors, and you start feeling the effects.

They Are Lung-friendly

They Are Lung-friendly

Vaping has emerged as one of the best methods to consume CBD products among stoners who are health conscious. This is primarily because vaporizers heat botanical materials and other concentrates only to their respective vaporization points. This means they do not get to combust. In doing so, a clean and pure vapor is released, rather than harmful smoke. 

If you are a health-conscious consumer, you can relish the health benefits associated with natural CBD products without worrying about harmful compounds. These include carcinogens, toxins, and other irritants that harm your lungs and respiratory system as a whole.

They Offer Discretion

If you want to enjoy consuming your cannabidiol product without disturbing those around you, vaporizers are more discreet than outright smoking. Vaporizers produce a vapor that dissipates quickly and is almost odorless. This ensures there are no smells that will stick to your clothes, linger in the air, or stink up your house.

Different Types of Vaporizers

As mentioned earlier, vaporizers are available in a wide range of designs. They have different features that align with different consumers’ lifestyles, budgets, and needs. However, there are three main categorizations of vaporizers: vape pens, portable, and tabletop vaporizers. Here is a closer look at them.

Vape Pens

Vaporizer or vape pens are usually slim and are arguably the best choice if you want to achieve ultimate discretion and portability. Their popularity is likely due to their ease of use and mobility. Battery-powered vape pens are also available at a reasonable price. They consist of the vaporizer’s battery and a mouthpiece on one end. However, more often than not, vape pens are limited to working with CBD oils and concentrates. 

Portable Vaporizers

These vaporizers are designed to fit in your palm, and you can use them on the go. They are also battery-powered, unlike the tabletop models, and have drawn tubes for inhaling the vapor. Additionally, they also feature a chamber that can be used with waxes or herbs. This chamber has better temperature control. Furthermore, portable vaporizers are more affordable than their tabletop counterparts.

Portable Vaporizers

Tabletop Vaporizers

These are the largest of the three types of vaporizers and need a power source to work. They typically use the convection heating method. This gives them superior and more precise temperature control. These vaporizers are top-quality, and you will have to spend a tad more on them. In exchange, however, you get to enjoy unmatched precision, efficiency, and functionality.

The design of these vaporizers comprises a detachable balloon bag for collecting the vapor to inhale over some time or a hose-like draw tube referred to as a whip. Others are a hybrid of both. Additionally, these premium vaporizers can handle producing vapor from a wider range of botanical materials. These include waxes, concentrates, and dry herbs. If you are looking for the most reliable vaporizer that will give you the highest quality vapor, tabletop vaporizers are the best.

Vaporizing Materials

When choosing the best vaporizer, you must ensure you go for one that is in line with the form of botanical material you use. Some vaporizers can handle all the vaporizing materials, but some are limited to only one type.

Vaporizers can work with the following CBD products, depending on their model and design:

As the name suggests, dry herbs are dried and cured materials from plants. In most cases, they require some grinding to get some consistency. If you want more potent effects, try the dry herbs’ extracts, known as wax oils. E-juices are a combination of CBD oil extract and certain types of vegetable glycerin. When choosing the best vaporizer for your use, remember some have a cartridge that is refillable with concentrates, herbs, and liquids. Vape pens, on the other hand, only use prefilled waxy oils or e-juice cartridges.

Choosing the Best Vaporizer

After considering all the above, you have to ask yourself a few questions before settling on a particular vaporizer for your CBD products.

  • What CBD products will you be vaporizing? Are they e-juices, dry herbs, or concentrates?
  • What are your major considerations? Is it the vaporizer’s performance or price?
  • Where will you be using your vaporizer? On the go, at home, or both?

Having considered these questions, here are a few suggestions that would make some of the best vaporizers for your cannabidiol products.

Best Handheld Vaporizer

Best Handheld Vaporizer

One of the best handheld vaporizers is the Launch Box Vaporizer from Magic-Flight. It is an affordable and portable device that vaporizes dry herbs only. It can also be used on the go or at home. It is a well-known vaporizer, and users say it has remarkable vapor production, fast heat-up time, and is quite easy to use. It uses alkaline batteries for superfast heating instead of the traditional butane. If you wish to put your vapor through a water filtration system, it also has a water pipe adaptor. It is a high-performing dry herb vaporizer that is user-friendly, economical, and has an attractive compact design.

Best Tabletop Vaporizer

After doing a bit of research, the Volcano Digital from Storz & Bickel is arguably one of the best tabletop vaporizers for your CBD concentrates and dry herbs. It has superior performance and is designed for home use. One distinctive feature of this vaporizer is its fully digital screen for temperature control. You can control the production of vapor by selecting the exact temperature using the controls on the digital display.

It uses a distinctive 100-watt electromechanical heating element to vaporize your CBD products by convection heating. The end result is a clean and pure vapor that is free of dangerous toxins. With all these features, experienced users put it at the top of the list of the best tabletop vaporizers around.

Best Portable Vape Pen

According to vape pen users, the Gravity Vaporizer from KandyPens clearly stands out from the rest in the overcrowded vape pen market. This pen is both very affordable and offers portability. It is primarily designed for use with solid CBD concentrates. It boasts features such as:

  • Ease of use, thanks to having a single button to switch on the heating element and control the heat by toggling
  • Has interchangeable, coil-less ceramic and quartz crystal chambers
  • Has settings that include four presets for temperature control
  • Has a superior system that promotes better airflow, thereby preventing clogging and leaking

For health-conscious users who like to vaporize on the go, this portable and slim vape pen is a good fit. Experienced users say that it is probably the best in the market presently.

Best Budget Vaporizer

Best Budget Vaporizer

If you a strapped for cash but still want a quality vaporizer for your CBD dry herbs, the K-Vape vaporizer from KandyPens is an excellent choice. You will get a high-performance pen with a pocket-friendly price tag. It uses the unique True Convection Technology and has a fast heat-up time of about 30 seconds. This gives you a well-trusted and dependable vaporizing experience that is enjoyable for both vaporizing veterans and beginners.

This remarkable portable vape pen has a stainless-steel heating chamber that can hold up to an impressive 0.6 grams of CBD dry herbs. It also has three temperature presets that ensures just the right amount of heating of the dry herbs. It is elegantly housed in an all-black rubber and plastic design that is easy to clean. As most vape veterans attest, this fast-charging vaporizer is one of the most trusted, affordable, and high-performing vaporizers in the market.

Best Vaporizer for Oils and Concentrates

If you are searching for a portable and versatile vaporizer that is reliable, look no further. The Firefly 2 from Firefly is an impressive vaporizer that is feature-packed. It has a sleek handheld design and an on-demand instant convection heating system. This vaporizer is very lightweight and durable because it is made from aerospace-grace materials.

The Firefly 2 has touch sensor activation and can easily vaporize dry herbs. However, its remarkable performance can be witnessed when vaporizing waxes and concentrates. It has three concentrate pads that are reusable and help to evenly distribute the dab. The resulting vapor is usually very fresh, flavorful, and clean. Additionally, it has a mobile app that helps in precise temperature control.

The Takeaway

The most important thing when choosing the best CBD products vaporizer is to have a clear idea of what you want to achieve. If you already have a favorite type of CBD product that you use or want to start consuming, you must get a vaporizer that is compatible. Also, it must not only vaporize but do it in the most efficient and safe way. For portable models, look for one that offers the best convenience. 

Yet, in all your endeavors to find the best vaporizer, you should not settle for lesser quality. Many good-quality vaporizers are available in the market even if your budget is lean.

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Top 7 Cannabis Indica Strains Revealed

When you visit any cannabis dispensary in any legal state, you will find a wide range of cannabis strains. All of them have varying ratios of THC and CBD to give users a unique feeling that caters to their specific needs. The variety of strains is one of the biggest selling points for the marijuana industry. 

The use of marijuana for both recreational and medical purposes is becoming legal in more states. Consequently, there is increasing interest in the difference between the strains of cannabis. These strains fall into three distinct categories: sativa, indica, and hybrid. 

Are you planning to visit a marijuana dispensary or requesting a delivery? If you are, it is important to understand the difference between these three groups. According to experts in the cannabis industry, there are strains for people seeking a creative high to remain more functional. There are those for people looking to relax at the end of a hard day and others designed to provide a feeling of well-being. 

However, the different strains of cannabis contain relatively similar amounts of CBD and THC. The two most popular strains of cannabis are indica and sativa. They share many similar features but have some distinct and specific differences. 

According to some marijuana dispensaries and anecdotal evidence, indica provides a more calming effect, while sativa is more energizing. Such assumptions, however, are misleading. When it comes to creating the medical and recreational effects of cannabis, more factors come into play than the strain alone. This article will focus on the top cannabis indica strains on the market. 

Indica Vs. Sativa 

Botanists consider the physical differences to identify each plant strain. These include the shape of the leaves, branching patterns, and variations in height. Cannabis indica plants tend to be shorter than sativa plants. They also grow faster than sativa plants and have a woody stalk rather than a fibrous one. 

The indica plant has originated in places in the Middle East such as Afghanistan, Tibet, and Pakistan. Generally, this species has a higher CBD content than sativa. However, its THC to CBD content is almost 1:1. Most users’ perception is that it effectively relieves pain and provides a relaxing and flat high. 

This is why many medical marijuana products contain a hybrid form of this cannabis strain. However, it is important to understand that little scientific evidence supports these claims. There are many variations within the indica category. Therefore, you should not generalize the effects of different indica variations. 

Some of the top cannabis indica strains to know before you request for delivery include:

Northern Lights

This strain stands out among the famous variations since most users consider it a pure strain of indica. Growers value it for its resilience during growth, gummy buds, and quick flowering. It is a direct descendant of indigenous Thai and Afghani strains. It gave birth to hybrids, such as Shiva Skunk and Super Silver Haze. 

It has crystal-coated buds that sometimes develop a purple hue. It has a spicy and pungent sweet aroma, and, according to most users, it pacifies the mind and relaxes the muscles. It is famous for providing a comfortable lethargy, which is why people use it to relax and achieve a feeling of well-being. 

Northern Lights


This is another favorite indica strain. ICE means Indica Crystal Extreme. This is because it looks as though the plants have an icy frost covering once harvest time rolls around. This strain matures its sparking, bountiful buds in as little as eight weeks of bloom. 

Many growers, however, prefer to wait for 10 weeks before harvesting. This strain is a hybrid of Afghani, Northern Lights, and Skink. This combination culminates in an herbaceous, earthy, and spicy aroma, in addition to providing a decadent high.


This is a potent strain originating from the Middle East, which is where the earliest strains of cannabis came from, according to many people. It has a sweet yet earthy flavor and aroma and delivers a sedating and deep relaxation and euphoria. Afghani is most famous for its amazing resin production, which makes it one of the most popular marijuana strains. 

Sweet Zombie

According to proponents of this indica breed, Sweet Zombie is a hybrid that will wipe your mind clear of any stressful thoughts to help you relax. It is a hybrid of the legendary Black Domina and Zombie Virus. When in full bloom, it presents a bouquet of striking colors, ranging from dark green, black, and purple. 

Growers can start harvesting a bumper crop in as little as eight weeks. Furthermore, it is one of the easiest strains to grow. It seems to grow itself. It has a hashish, coffee, and chocolate flavor and will send your body into a thick cloud of relaxation. 

Hindu Kush

This indica strain is a popular choice for both expert and novice growers alike. One of its benefits is that it grows exceptionally well indoors and has a relatively quick flowering time of six weeks. 

It is a pure strain from the mountain range of Hindu Kush and is reliable and fast-growing once you give it plenty of light and nutrients. You can also grow it outdoors, as long as you bring it indoors before the weather changes. This strain produces dank flavors with dense, sticky buds. It provides an uplifting and calm high.

Granddaddy Purple

Granddaddy Purple

Also referred to as GDP, Granddaddy Purple is one of the most popular cannabis strains on the market. Characterized by lavender-hued and purple buds, this strain has a great grape and berry flavored smoke. Its parent strains are Purple Urkel and Big Bud. It is famous for its potent effects on the body and mind and combines mental euphoria with physical relaxation. 


This strain has been around since the 1970s and is a hybrid of Purple Thai and Afghani. Thanks to its Thai genetics, this indica strain can grow quite tall, especially outside. If you choose to grow it indoors, you will need to bend or prune your plants and make the most of your lighting.

At times, however, it can be quite fussy to nurture; however, it can produce yields of more than 350 grams per plant when you grow it outside. What makes it so popular is the smell. As its name suggests, it smells like fresh blueberries and provides an energetic and uplifting effect. 


If you are planning to visit a marijuana dispensary or request a delivery, therefore, you need to have a clear idea of what you are looking for in a cannabis product. As discussed above, not all cannabis indica strains are the same. Even the best strains differ. Therefore, you need to know exactly what you are getting yourself into when you purchase a new variety to try. 

CBD and Sleep: Does CBD Work As a Sleep Aid?

Sleep is one of the most important aspects that determine your overall well-being and health. Most experts agree that an average adult should have seven to nine hours of sleep every night. This ensures you are well-rested and have ample energy for the day ahead. Additionally, people who have a good sleep also have better memory formation. It helps your muscles and tissues to revitalize and grow. This leads to the prevention of sickness.

However, sleep can be elusive for many people. Though the causes may vary, solutions to this problem are beneficial to your everyday life. You can improve the quality of your sleep and avoid sleep debt using various solutions. Some of them include prescription sleep aids, sleep hygiene, and natural sleep aids. One solution that is gaining popularity is the use of cannabidiol (CBD).

About CBD

Many users suggest that cannabidiol (CBD) is an effective method of decreasing anxiety and improving your sleep. However, CBD regulation in the U.S. is limited. Experts say that more research is needed to ascertain the exact impact that CBD has on your sleep. This also includes the effects on your mental and physical health. 

There are more than 100 cannabinoids in cannabis, but researchers mainly study two of them that seem to have greater effects on humans. They are CBD and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). After extraction, CBD can be legally marketed and sold in the U.S. according to regulations.

As opposed to THC, CBD is not psychoactive. This means it does not give you a “high” as THC does. Additionally, it does not have addictive properties that may result in potential dependency.

Effects of Using CBD

It has been said that using CBD calms your nervous system and can also alter your mood. This is because it has an impact on your serotonin system. However, the effects of CBD vary from person to person. It also depends on the type of CBD product you are using and the dosage. Most importantly, you will not get psychoactive effects even if you use large doses. Other studies show that short-term use of CBD does not result in withdrawal issues and can even reduce the effects of THC.

Effects of Using CBD

Sleep Disorders and CBD

Most research concerning the effects of CBD on sleep is still preliminary. However, people who use this solution report having better sleep. It has not been conclusively substantiated if this is a direct result of CBD usage. This is because CBD is a huge factor in pain relief which contributes to better sleep.

In other studies, CBD has been shown to address sleep disorder issues. But this cannot be generalized to all CBD users. Different dosages and product types play a big role in the outcome. 

It has been reported that using some CBD products in low doses can have a stimulating effect. On the other hand, using high doses might lead to sedation. Also, the method of administering CBD can lead to variances in how every person reacts to it. In this scenario, experts agree that additional research is necessary.

CBD and Anxiety

Although anxiety is not a sleep disorder, it can be a huge contributing factor to the condition. If you are experiencing insufficient or poor-quality sleep, it could be because of anxiety. CBD has been known to have calming effects on your nervous system. Early research into the matter suggests that CBD can treat disorders that result from anxiety. By treating anxiety, this treatment improves the quality of your sleep and overall health. Patients have reported that CBD does just that.

CBD and REM Sleep Behavior Disorder

Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior can manifest itself when you make aggressive movements or be verbal when sleeping. It is rampant in patients that are elderly and have neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s disease. In a study, CBD was able to manage the symptoms of REM sleep behavior disorder. The participants in the study used to have two to seven disorder symptoms every week. However, the symptoms disappeared or occurred just once a week after using CBD. Researchers indicated that further studies were necessary to determine if CBD is a viable treatment for sleep disorders.

CBD and Insomnia

Insomnia is a condition where you experience difficulty staying or falling asleep at night. It affects your ability to stay awake during the day, your mood, and your concentration. Due to this, you may experience anxiety about lacking sufficient sleep, leading to sleepless nights. Having ascertained that CBD has some potential in treating anxiety, it is thought that it might treat insomnia as well. Moreover, a new pilot study is underway probing the effects of THC and CBD for people experiencing insomnia. This will offer better insights regarding insomnia and CBD usage.

CBD and Insomnia

CBD and the Excessive Daytime Sleeping Condition

This is a condition where you have a hard time staying awake during the day. CBD users have reported that it is a viable option for the condition. According to researchers, CBD also functions as a wake-inducing solution. Yet, other studies categorize CBD as a sedating drug. Because of these discrepancies, further research is important to determine the methods and CBD dosages that can affect sleepiness or wakefulness.

CBD and Other Prescriptions

CBD is considered safe to use if you are on other prescription drugs. It has been known to slow your liver’s ability to break down certain medications. Also, using CBD with supplements or natural herbs can make your sleep come easier. However, it is important to consult your doctor about using CBD while on other medications. This reduces the risk of adverse reactions and complications.

In Conclusion

Sleep disorders such as insomnia, excessive daytime sleeping, and others are a menace. Specialists may recommend solutions such as behavioral changes in combination with prescription drugs. However, researchers agree that using CBD has fewer long-term effects compared to conventional drugs. There has not been a conclusive study that shows CBD directly improves the quality of your sleep. Yet, there is some evidence that it can achieve this by treating causes of the issue such as anxiety. It is a matter that will definitely require more studies.

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8 Factors That Affect Your Cannabis High

Consuming cannabis brings on an enjoyable, relaxing high that’ll heighten your mood, enhance your senses, and relax your body. However, while it’s likely that pretty much everyone will experience these effects after smoking a joint or hitting a Bong, there are many factors that affect your cannabis high.

Cannabis hits everyone differently. That means that even if you and your friend smoke the same amount of the same strain at the same time, the effects of cannabis might hit one of you harder than the other. Even when it comes to personal use, you might feel more high one day than the next depending on a variety of factors.

It helps to know about the factors that can impact how high you get. For some users, it can help them manage their high to avoid unwanted side effects. Of course, you might also want to use these factors to your advantage if you have a high tolerance and want to get extra high. Here are 8 of the main factors that affect your cannabis high.

1. How Much You Consume

One of the most obvious yet important factors that can affect your cannabis high is how much you consume. Beginner users often make the mistake of smoking too much before they’ve built up a tolerance to cannabis, which can quickly result in an overwhelming high. Even experienced users sometimes smoke more than they should.

Although it can be tempting to overindulge when you’re smoking weed, it’s best to take it easy. If you’re rolling a joint, try not to use more weed than you need to get high. The same applies to packing the bowl of a Bong or Pipe. When you’re smoking, smoke as much as you need to get on a good level then stop until you feel you need more.

The same applies to other methods of consumption. For example, if you’re vaping Cannabis Concentrates then start with a small amount to gauge your tolerance. If you’re using Cannabis Edibles or Tinctures, then start with a small dose of around 10mg before you try taking more. This is especially important as these products can get you extremely high.

Once you know your limits, it becomes much easier to control how high you’ll get. As such, seasoned smokers will be much better at controlling their dosage to ensure they get the perfect high without overdoing it.

2. How Fast You Consume

It isn’t just how much cannabis you smoke, vape, or eat that’ll affect how high you get. How fast you consume it can also make a significant difference. Even if you roll a small joint, smoking all of it quickly can result in you getting high out of your mind within a few minutes.

It’s best to take time between hits to avoid getting too high. For instance, if you’re smoking a joint, take your time between each puff. If you’re vaping marijuana, then take one hit at a time and stop once you feel high enough. Even if you’re using a particularly flavorful strain, it’s best to avoid going too fast.

While smoking or vaping quickly can have an impact on how high you get, holding in your hits for longer won’t make a difference. Despite popular belief, most THC is absorbed within a couple of seconds. A 1989 study found that holding a hit for 10 or 20 seconds made no discernible difference to the intensity of the effects.

You should also keep in mind that different products can take longer to hit you. For instance, while the effects of smoking or vaping weed generally hit you within seconds, the effects of Cannabis Edibles can take 30-90 minutes to kick in. As such, you’ll want to avoid eating more before the effects hit you.

How Fast You Consume

3. The Product You Use

Another one of the biggest factors that’ll affect how high you get is the exact product you use. Marijuana now comes in a wide variety of forms, and each will hit you differently. Not only that, but each product comes in various strains, brands, and potencies, all of which can make a difference to your high.

When it comes to using Cannabis Flower, each strain is different. For instance, indica strains are said to give you more of a physically soothing high, sativa strains are said to be more mentally uplifting, and hybrid strains usually offer a balance of both. Strains also differ in how potent they are, meaning some will hit you harder than others.

Other types of products also have major differences. For example, Cannabis Concentrates have much higher levels of THC than Cannabis Flower and, as such, even a small amount can give you a seriously strong high. Each type of concentrate is also different. For example, Shatter is generally much more potent than Hash or Kief.

Every type and strain of cannabis product will hit you differently, so it helps to know what you’re getting into. If you’re looking for a milder high, then opt for milder strains of Cannabis Flower. Those who want a stronger high might be better served by products like Concentrates and Edibles.

4. The Method Of Consumption

No matter what kind of cannabis product you use, the method of consumption you use can also make a difference. When it comes to smoking and vaping weed, your experience can differ based on the device you use. There are also alternative methods of consumption, such as eating Cannabis Edibles.

Smoking Cannabis Flower in a joint is one of the most popular options, especially as you can buy Pre-Rolls for extra convenience. With that said, some users find that smoking their ground weed with a Glass Pipe, Bubbler or Bong leads to harder-hitting effects. According to research, vaping Cannabis Flower can offer even stronger effects.

Cannabis Concentrates can also be used in various ways. For instance, some users mix them with weed in a joint or bowl for a hard-hitting high. However, using a Concentrate Vaporizer will make your cannabis high stronger. You can also use Cannabis Concentrates with a Dab Rig, which offers some incredibly intense and powerful hits.

Using Cannabis Drinks or Edibles can also offer a significantly different experience to other methods of consumption. When you consume cannabis orally, your body converts THC into a stronger form. While you’ll have to wait longer for the effects to kick in, they’re much stronger than smoking cannabis. The high will also last for much longer- usually anywhere between 4-12 hours.

5. Frequency Of Use

Another major factor that impacts how high you’ll get from using cannabis is how frequently you use it. While your tolerance for cannabis depends on a variety of factors, how often you use it is arguably the biggest contributor. In other words, those who use cannabis less will likely be hit harder by its effects.

The first few times you use cannabis, it won’t take much to get high. Many users won’t even need a full joint to feel the intense effects of THC. However, your body will begin to build a tolerance to the effects of cannabis. As such, you’ll soon find that you need to use more to get to the same level.

Those who smoke weed frequently often have a hard time getting as high as they want. As time goes on, the same things that used to get you extremely high will begin to feel milder. When it gets to this point, you usually have to smoke more, use a stronger product, or even try a different method of consumption.

In contrast, those who only smoke occasionally won’t notice a significant difference in their tolerance to weed. Some can even smoke or vape the same amount and still get just as high provided they don’t do it too often. Sometimes, those with high tolerance levels even take a break from using cannabis for a while to reset their tolerance.

Frequency Of Use

6. Your Surroundings

The kind of experience you’ll get when using cannabis can also vary significantly depending on your environment. The best approach is to get high somewhere where you feel comfortable and at ease, as this will result in a much more positive high. Adversely, getting high when you feel anxious or nervous can result in an uncomfortable high.

When you use cannabis, it enhances your mood and senses. If you’re in a good mood before you smoke, you’ll likely feel better after and vice versa. That’s why it always helps to pick the right surroundings before you start using cannabis.

Some users find that they have a better experience when using cannabis around friends. Having people to talk to and laugh with can often have a positive impact on your mood. However, introverted users may find that they have a better experience when they smoke alone at home.

You might even want to make some changes to ensure that your surroundings are as comfortable as possible. For instance, putting on some of your favorite music or a TV show before you get high can make for a better experience. Sometimes all you need is some air conditioning and a few cushions to ensure you’re as comfortable as possible.

7. Cannabinoids and Terpenes

When you smoke, vape, or use cannabis in any other way, it isn’t the plant itself that gets you high. Cannabis contains a wide range of cannabinoids and terpenes that are absorbed into your system when you ingest it. These compounds are responsible for the kinds of effects you’ll experience.

The sole psychoactive cannabinoid in cannabis is THC. This is the chemical that gets you high by interacting with your body and brain. Cannabis strains and products with higher levels of THC will hit you harder than those with lower levels and, as such, it’s important to check the THC levels of your chosen product before you use it.

Other cannabinoids can also have an impact. For instance, CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that’s said to tame the effects of THC and enhance its benefits. Strains and products with higher levels of CBD are said to counteract some of the side effects of THC, such as anxiety and paranoia. CBD is even extracted and used in standalone CBD products for those who don’t want to get high.

Terpenes are aromatic oils that can be found in all plants, including cannabis. Each cannabis strain has a different makeup of terpenes and these are what give each strain its unique aroma and taste. Terpenes also work in conjunction with cannabinoids to enhance their benefits and provide an entourage effect.

8. Food and Drink

Much like with alcohol, consuming cannabis on an empty stomach can result in stronger effects. This stands to reason since being hungry or thirsty can result in you feeling lightheaded and lethargic. However, research also suggests that THC is absorbed quicker when you consume cannabis on an empty stomach.

A 2012 study compared the effects of a THC/CBD spray on both fasted and fed subjects. The study found that the cannabinoids were absorbed quicker by those who hadn’t had anything to eat or drink. What’s more, food seemed to delay the time to peak concentration by up to 2 and a half hours.

Water can also have a significant impact. Being dehydrated can impact your mood and make you feel less physically energetic. If you get high without drinking anything, you’ll likely feel much more sedated and might even experience increased anxiety. Water also helps counteract dry mouth- a common side effect of cannabis.

It’s best to stay hydrated before, during, and after getting high. However, those who want harder-hitting effects might want to wait until they’re high to eat. After all, eating is even more enjoyable when you’re high, and certain foods such as mangoes and chocolate can even enhance the effects of cannabis.

Food and Drink


Each time you get high, the experience can differ significantly depending on factors such as the product used, how much you use, your chosen method of consumption, and even your surroundings. Whether you’re looking for stronger or milder effects, keep these factors in mind next time you’re planning to get high.

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How to Plant Cannabis Seeds Indoors

The good news for marijuana lovers is that it’s now easier than ever to get all the high-quality weed they need. Marijuana users in certain states can now order weed online and, in some cases, you can even grow marijuana yourself. While there are numerous approaches to growing, the best for beginners is to learn how to plant cannabis seeds indoors.

You’ll need to be aware of the rules and limitations that come with growing marijuana at home. Each state has rules on who can legally grow and how much you can grow- which is usually limited to a few plants in each home. However, if you’re legally able to grow weed yourself, it’s well worth learning about indoor growing as you can end up with an impressive stash of homegrown weed.

Growing indoors is the best option for beginners as it allows you to control the growing conditions of your plants, which is especially useful for those who live in states where the weather is often unpredictable or unsuitable for growing. It’s also surprisingly easy to grow quality plants, provided you know how to treat your plants. Here’s a guide on how to plant cannabis seeds indoors.

What You Need Before You Start Growing Indoors

Before planting any cannabis seeds, it’s important to ensure that you have everything you need for growing. Of course, you’ll need plant containers and soil. You’ll also need to provide your plants with certain nutrients to ensure they grow as successfully as possible. To plant cannabis seeds indoors, you’ll also need equipment that allows you to control the temperature, light, and humidity your plants are subjected to.

Artificial lights are used for controlling the light your plants get. Growers usually use either LED, HID, or CFL lighting when it comes to growing marijuana plants indoors. LED lighting is recommended for indoor growing, especially as LED lights are energy-efficient and don’t emit excessive heat.

You’ll also need to invest in air conditioning to keep your plants at an appropriate temperature. Although you can use windows or air conditioning units for this, the cheapest option is to use small fans. You can even get clip-on fans to use for your plants. You should also have a dehumidifier to keep your growing space at the ideal relative humidity (RH).

You might want to use nutrient-enriched “super-soil” to ensure your plants get the nutrients they need. Alternatively, you can water your plants using water that’s been infused with nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.

Ideally, you should have an enclosed growing space for your plants. Some users use a grow tent or even a grow box, making it easier to control the temperature and light for small growing operations. Alternatively, you can use a closet, the corner of a room, or even an entire spare room if you have space.

Types Of Cannabis Seeds

Types Of Cannabis Seeds

Buying cannabis seeds can be confusing for beginners, especially as there are multiple types of seeds. Not only can you find seeds for various strains, but seeds are available in either regular or feminized varieties. You can also get auto-flowering seeds, either regular or feminized. Here’s a breakdown of the types of cannabis seeds.

Regular seeds – When you buy cannabis seeds labeled as “regular seeds,” it means that your plants may be either male or female. It’s important to note that female cannabis plants grow THC-rich marijuana flowers whereas male plants don’t. Male plants can sometimes pollinate female plants and prevent them from growing marijuana, so growers often avoid these.

Feminized seeds – Feminized cannabis seeds are ideal for marijuana growers as they have been genetically enhanced to ensure that 95% of them will produce female plants. This gives growers peace of mind that they’ll end up with THC-rich female cannabis plants and that their growing operation won’t be ruined by too many male plants.

Autoflowering seeds – Autoflowering seeds are enhanced seeds made by crossing indica or sativa cannabis plants with cannabis ruderalis plants. These seeds inherit the fast growth of ruderalis plants along with the effects of the indica or sativa plant used, resulting in seeds that can grow impressive cannabis plants within 8-10 weeks.

You can usually find cannabis seeds in seed banks or cannabis stores. You can also buy cannabis seeds online for convenient home delivery.

How To Germinate Your Cannabis Seeds

To ensure that your plants grow as successfully as possible, you’ll want to germinate your cannabis seeds before planting them. Germinating your seeds causes them to sprout and begin developing before you transfer them to a plant pot or container. Luckily, it’s easy to germinate your seeds with a few household items.

All you’ll need to germinate your seeds is a couple of dishes and some paper towels. Soak two sheets of paper towels and place them on a dish. Place your seeds on top of these paper towels, spreading them out to give them plenty of space. You can then soak two more sheets of paper towels and place them on top. Finally, put another dish over the top to sandwich the seeds.

You can leave the seeds at room temperature and check on them every couple of days to see if they’ve germinated. You’ll know your seeds have germinated when a small root sprouts through the surface. Some seeds will germinate faster than others and you might want to apply extra water when the paper towels become too dry.

Once all of your seeds have germinated, you can transfer them to your plant pots or containers. This involves making holes around a quarter-inch deep into the soil to apply each seed. It’s best to use tweezers for this as germinated seeds are sensitive. Keep these containers in a warm area and spray them with water- within a week you’ll notice a seedling sprouting.

How To Grow Your Cannabis Plants Indoors

How To Grow Your Cannabis Plants Indoors

After you’ve germinated your seeds and they’ve begun to sprout seedlings, you’ll want to transfer them to your growing area. This usually involves placing them in containers in a grow box, grow tent, closet, or a space in your room where you can control the heat, light, and humidity.

For the first four to six weeks of growing your plants, you’ll want to give them around 18 hours of light a day. It’s best to do this with artificial LED or HID lighting. You can either use timers for your lights or manually turn them off after 18 hours. You should water your plants when the soil becomes dry- check this by placing your finger around 2 inches into the soil.

You’ll also want to measure the temperature of your growing area and keep it at around 70-75°F. Humidity levels should start at around 60-70%, but you can lower the humidity by around 5% each week. Using air conditioning fans and a dehumidifier can help you control these conditions.

When your plants start to flower, you’ll need to lower the levels of light, heat, and humidity. Give them around 12 hours of light each day and keep the temperature at around 65-70°F. You’ll also want to lower the humidity to around 40-50%. You can lower the temperature and humidity further around 1-2 weeks before harvest.

It can take around 2-3 months until your plants are ready to harvest. How long they’ll take largely depends on the strain, the type of seed used (autoflowering seeds will grow quicker), and the conditions they’re exposed to.

When To Harvest Your Plants

It’s important to regularly check your plants so you know when they’re ready to harvest. Although it can take a few months for your plants to fully mature, you can check how close they are to being ready by examining the bulbous trichomes and pistils (hairs) on the flowers of your plant.

After your plants have begun to flower, you’ll want to regularly examine the flowers using a magnifying glass to get a closer look at the trichomes and pistils. At first, the trichomes will look cloudy and translucent. This indicates that they haven’t developed many cannabinoids and need more time to develop.

As the trichomes develop, they start to become cloudy. At this point, your cannabis buds will be rich in cannabinoids and will produce a smooth and stimulating high. It’s a good idea to harvest your plants when the trichomes have become cloudy and around 60-70% of the hairs on your cannabis flowers have darkened.

Some growers prefer to wait longer. When the trichomes start to turn amber, they’ll be at the peak of their THC production. This is also a great time to harvest. Just make sure not to leave it for too long or you’ll lose some of the THC. 

It’s also important not to harvest your buds too early as this gives less time for the cannabinoids and terpenes to develop and will leave you with weak and unsatisfying buds.

Harvesting Your Plants

Harvesting Your Plants

Once your plants are ready to harvest, you’ll need to trim the plants until you’re left with just the THC-rich cannabis buds. You’ll then need to dry them and cure them before using them. Drying them will ensure that they’re ready to smoke or vape whereas curing helps bring out the full potential of your buds.

Start by trimming the stems of your plants away until you’re left with just the buds. It’s best to use small trimmers or even scissors for this, and wear gloves to avoid contaminating the plants. Once you have your cannabis buds, you’ll need to dry them either by placing them on a dry rack or hanging them on a line.

It’s best to leave your buds in a dedicated drying area or room where you can control the humidity and temperature. Keep the area at around 70°F with a humidity level of 45-55%. Give them a week or two to dry out. You’ll know they’re ready when the buds become slightly paler and the stems are brittle enough to snap with your fingers.

After drying your buds, you might want to cure them for a few weeks. This will enhance their potency and flavor. Start by filling airtight glass jars with your dried cannabis buds until they’re nearly full. Leave the containers in a cool, dry place and “burp” the containers around once a day for 30 minutes to release excess oxygen. After a couple of weeks, you’ll only need to burp the containers every few days.

Curing your buds for around 2-4 weeks is usually enough to give you satisfying results. However, some users like to cure their buds for a few extra weeks or even months to make them even more potent and flavorful. You may want to take out a small amount of weed when you need it and leave the rest to continue curing.

Is Growing Cannabis Seeds Indoors Better Than Outdoors?

When it comes to growing cannabis seeds, growers can choose between growing indoors or outdoors. Growing outdoors requires less effort and might even seem better for some users, but indoor growing is generally recommended for most growers.

Outdoor growing is suitable for certain strains, especially if you live somewhere with a good climate. However, in many cases, you’ll have to compete with unpredictable weather conditions as well as the possibility of pests or other outside forces ruining your plants.

In contrast, indoor growing allows you to control the exact conditions your plants are exposed to. Not only will this prevent various hazards from ruining your plants, but you can also make your plants grow faster this way. 

Although you’ll need to invest in some growing equipment, indoor growing is easy and efficient once you get the hang of it. After your first grow, you’ll want to buy more cannabis seeds to continue growing satisfying cannabis plants.

Is Growing Cannabis Seeds Indoors Better Than Outdoors


Growing cannabis indoors is a great idea for anyone who wants to enjoy homegrown weed. You’ll need to invest in some growing equipment and buy cannabis seeds, but you can grow a satisfying stash of weed in the comfort of your home.

Of course, growing cannabis isn’t the best idea for everyone, especially as it can take a few months. Fortunately, it’s easier than ever to get all the high-quality cannabis you need at affordable prices. Check out Purple Penthouse for convenient weed delivery in the NY and DC areas.