What Are Regs, Mids, Headies, and Beasters?

What Are Regs, Mids, Headies, and Beasters?

Anyone trying weed for the first time might be excited to experience the effects of a widely forbidden plant. Unfortunately, most novice smokers make the mistake of not understanding that not all cannabis is equal. It’s tricky to determine the quality of weed, especially if you haven’t acquired it legally. If you’re lucky enough to get your hands on bud from a dispensary, you’ll hear terms like regs, mids, headies, and beasters, and they all refer to quality. Use the guide below to learn the differences between them and understand what it means to procure high-quality cannabis. Common Names for Cannabis Grades Regs The lowest-quality weed you can buy is regs, which is short for “dregs.” Because the quality is so low, growers usually prepackage the cannabis in large bricks…
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Stages of Being High: The Need to Know

Stages of Being High: The Need to Know

While individuals have unique reactions to marijuana, most weed sessions follow a similar general trajectory. Specifically, there are five distinct stages of being high. Read on as we discuss what to expect at each, but don’t get too hung up about “staying on schedule” or worrying that you aren’t doing it right if your companions seem to be having a different experience than you. Some Factors That Will Influence Your High: The amount and potency of the products you consume The strain you are using Whether you are consuming any other drugs or alcohol Your method of consumption (smoking, vaping, eating, etc.) Your personal experience with weed and tolerance level Your health, age, sex, and unique physiology Remember that not all cannabis products produce a euphoric high. Skin creams and…
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How to Clean a Grinder Safely

How to Clean a Grinder Safely

A fully functioning grinder is a must-have tool for the cannabis enthusiast. A grinder eliminates the time-consuming process of picking your herbs apart by hand. Whether you are rolling or packing a bong, a grinder will give you an even burn, allowing for a pleasant smoking experience – provided that you keep it clean. Why Should You Regularly Clean Your Grinder? Ideally, you should clean your grinder once per month, especially if you’re not a frequent smoker. The stickiness of cannabis plant residue can affect your grinder’s functionality. If you don’t clean your grinder, the fresh product will cling to the old product, and you won’t get a consistent burn. Over time, mold grows on the plant material residue in a grinder, especially if you live in a humid climate.…
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Shatter vs, Wax: What’s the Difference?

Shatter vs, Wax: What’s the Difference?

Many marijuana enthusiasts enjoy consuming cannabis using a dabbing rig. Dabbing rigs use weed concentrates, but there are so many different types on the market it can be hard to keep them all straight. Shatter and wax are two popular types of products suitable for vaping. While they undergo similar techniques for production, the two products look and feel very different. Read on as we explain these differences to help you try to decide which is best for you. Shatter and Wax: Different Butane Hash Oil Products Shatter and wax producers make both substances by pushing butane through marijuana flower. Butane is a chemical that is able to bind with cannabinoids and terpenes, the substances in weed that produce a high and other effects. After extracting these cannabis compounds, the…
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Indica vs Sativa vs Hybrid (What’s The Difference?)

Indica vs Sativa vs Hybrid (What’s The Difference?)

[su_custom_gallery source="media: 1098" link="lightbox" width="900" height="600" title="never"] The world of cannabis strains comprises two broad groups: sativa versus indica strains, each with its unique properties and benefits. There are also sativa-indica hybrids that combine the best of both. Sativa Strains Cannabis Sativa originates in dry and hot climates such as those found in Central America, Africa, and Southeast Asia. The plants are thin and tall, with narrow leaves. Sativa strains are higher in THC, the euphoria-inducing component in cannabis, and lower in CBD. They have an energizing, stimulating, mentally invigorating effect known to improve focus and clarity. Sativas are usually recommended for morning or daytime use. Some examples of popular sativa strains are Haze Berry, Acapulco Gold, and Sour Diesel. Indica Strains Cannabis Indica hails from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and…
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What is Live Resin? Everything You Need to Know

What is Live Resin? Everything You Need to Know

Live resin is a concentrate derived from a fresh cannabis plant. This product, containing only the desirable compounds—namely terpenes and cannabinoids—comes from a plant that is still alive to preserve its terpenes, smell, flavors, and other positive attributes. Live resin is the go-to THC product for those who prefer a high concentration of terpenes, intense aroma, and therapeutic benefits. Learn more about this concentrate below. The Live Resin Process The live resin process consists of several steps: Harvesting: The first step is harvesting the cannabis plant at the peak of its ripeness. Plant materials for live resin are the sugar leaves and flower buds – not the stems and fan leaves. Freezing: Processing the plant materials immediately after harvesting is critical to prevent moisture accumulation, drying, or exposure to light…
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How Long Does Weed Stay in the System of an Athlete?

How Long Does Weed Stay in the System of an Athlete?

If you are an athlete who uses cannabis, sports league drug tests can pose a serious challenge for you. As you probably know, cannabis is a banned substance and you’ll want to get it out of your system before taking a drug test. You might wonder how long you have to refrain from using weed to pass the test. What Do Drug Tests Check? All types of drug tests will be looking for THC, the psychoactive component in cannabis. THC itself breaks down pretty quickly, but the process yields several inactive metabolites. These substances serve as markers of cannabis use and are present in the body long after the high sensation has passed. Types of Cannabis Drug Tests Urine, blood, hair, and saliva tests can detect the presence of cannabinoid…
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Our Top 10 Favorite Indica Flower Strains

Our Top 10 Favorite Indica Flower Strains

The cannabis plant includes three major types: indica, sativa, and hybrids. Indica, originating from the India and Pakistan, is famous for its pain-relieving, soothing, and sleep-enhancing properties. Indica strains have higher levels of CBD and lower levels of THC, which means stronger healing properties and less of an intoxicating effect. Indica plants come in many strains, each with its unique properties. Below we’ve listed our top 10 favorites. 1. Indica Crystal Extreme (ICE) ICE stands for Indica Crystal Extreme, after the white frost-like effect that settles on the leaves of this strain close to harvest time. ICE is a hybrid of Northern Lights and Afghan with an admixture of Skunk. It has a THC content of about 18%, with a spicy, earthy aroma, and gives a moderate high. 2. Granddaddy…
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How to Make Weed Tea (The Right Way)

How to Make Weed Tea (The Right Way)

Making Weed Tea Weed tea is an alternative ingestion method you might want to try if you’d prefer to enjoy the beneficial effects of cannabis without smoking or vaping. Drinking weed tea will give you the same long-lasting impact you’d expect from cannabis edibles, minus the extra calories. The Effects of Cannabis Tea Like edibles, cannabis tea has to pass through your digestive system before it reaches the bloodstream. After that, it gets metabolized in the liver. You will begin to feel the effects of cannabis tea in 30-90 minutes, depending on the cannabis strain, whether or not you have eaten recently, and your individual endocannabinoid system. Since the effect is relatively slow to kick in, you might be tempted to consume more tea. Don’t be in a hurry—wait two…
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How Long Does Weed Stay Good?

How Long Does Weed Stay Good?

Nothing lasts forever, and this applies to cannabis shelf life as well. But how long does weed stay good? More to the point, can you use that long-forgotten bag of weed you discovered while cleaning out your closet? Under good storage conditions, properly harvested, dried, and cured weed will retain its full potency for six to twelve months. Using it after that time won’t do you harm, but the weakness of its effect might disappoint you. Loss of THC THC is what gives cannabis its punch, and as weed sits in storage, the levels of THC will gradually drop. More specifically, after a year in storage, your packet of weed will have lost 17% of its THC content. After two years, its THC will decrease by 27%. After three years…
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