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There’s something to be said for a grow store that acts as a seed-to-shelf outfitter, providing all the necessary parts to grow, cure, and even process cannabis. So it is with GrowersHouse, the Tucson-based garden center that just launched their new location in northwest Phoenix, just south of Route 60 on 35th Avenue North.

Sure, the typical grow-tent, hood-and-ballast setup can be found anywhere. But GrowersHouse offers hundreds of options, something for every grower, from the at-home hobbyist, to mid and gigantic corporate facilities. From hydroponics to acreages full of trellis-supported harvests, their staff are ready to provide comprehensive instruction at any scale -- including free commercial irrigation consulting. 

You wouldn’t know they’re a family-owned venture judging by their selection and size -- but it’s obvious in their customer service. They really strive to “to help growers be successful” in any way, evident in their instructional videos and blogs, to their ongoing specials. They routinely offer supplies like tents, nutrients and lights on sale, especially online. You can also buy full extraction machines and presses to create concentrates or edibles, not to mention, the microscopes to inspect for mold and mites.

Cultivating cannabis is really “living the dream” -- what better crop is there? Whether at home, or equipping a dispensary grow, there’s no reason to shoot in the dark, not when there are friendly experts standing by to help you succeed. Make sure to stop in and see for yourself -- or visit GrowersHouse.com.

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Best Strains for PTSD or Anxiety

Posted by CANNASaver on Tuesday, 31 August 2021 in Canna Blog

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that affects many men and women around the world. Though often associated with military veterans, PTSD can also develop after a traumatic experience in one’s life.

PTSD can occur in anyone following a traumatic event. 

Symptoms do vary but are often extremely debilitating. Those affected with PTSD may flashback to the extreme trauma through a hyper-aware brain and nightmares. This can bring difficulty concentrating or sleeping. 

Cannabis usage for those with PTSD or anxiety has become an option for dealing with mental ailments (definitely something we like, vs some of the prescription meds that are handed out).

Let’s look deeper into PTSD and marijuana, with our goal being that we find the best strains for PTSD or anxiety. 

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Why Marijuana For PTSD & Anxiety

The relationship between PTSD and marijuana has more to it than one may think at first. Though THC and CBD don’t occur naturally in our bodies, they interact with our endocannabinoid system which kick-starts a variety of beneficial biological processes.

People dealing with PTSD often have some kind of deficiency in their endocannabinoid system. By consuming marijuana, PTSD symptoms tend to lessen with the introduction of THC/CBD. These cannabinoids gradually bring balance in their thoughts.

So, with that said, let’s get into some of the best strains for combating PTSD.

Best Strains for PTSD

We’ll go through a list of sativa strains and indica strains.

best sativa strains for ptsd or anxiety

Sativas

These are more “uppers” and have you feeling more active, alert, etc. Like a coffee or something in cannabis form.

Golden Goat 

Golden Goat is an incredibly popular strain that was created here in Colorado. The strain has a high THC potency, usually between 23-25%. The smells Golden Goat puts off are definitely unique.  The taste is similar to something tropical but also spicy. 

Golden Goat is known to help treat stress, anxiety, pain, insomnia, and depression.

Harlequin

Harlequin is a delightfully balanced cannabis strain with a high CBD content. Being higher in CBD than THC, the strain has little to zero psychoactive effects. The higher CBD levels help to treat anxiety and pain. 

Harlequin has stinky smells with tropical tastes of mango and pineapple. This strain is able to lift moods with happy feelings as well as providing focus. 

Sour Diesel

Sour Diesel is a strong sativa strain with its namesake being a pungent aroma with diesel gas-like aroma.  This strain is typically pretty high in THC being between 20-25%. 

Sour D has a quick onset time with energizing effects. Consumers state that the strain helps treat stress, depression, and pains. The strain is long-lasting which will leave you stress-free and relieve pain.

best hybrid strains for ptsd or anxiety

Hybrids

These are halfway between “uppers” and “chillers.” A perfect mix, really, although each strain can lean a certain way or other.

AC/DC 

AC/DC is yet another high CBD strain on our list. 

This strain is evenly balanced between indica and sativa. 

AC/DC helps relieve pain without feeling noticeably high. This is often ideal for people with PTSD to ease the way they feel. 

Blue Dream

Blue Dream is a slightly sativa dominant strain that induces euphoria and relaxation. With PTSD often causing the inability to relax, Blue Dream has a rep for lifting moods and boosting social confidence.

OG Kush

OG Kush is a classic strain being the cross between Chemdawg and Hindu Kush. The strain leans to be heavy indica which allows strong relaxation. OG Kush has many layers of flavor and aroma. 

OG Kush is often considered ideal for PTSD sufferers since the high is known to be euphoric with a full-body calm.

This strain is a great option for those suffering from pain, inflammation, and depression.

best indica strains for ptsd or anxiety

Indicas

Lastly, these are the “chillers” or relaxers. They’re usually ones that lay you down softly and tuck you into bed and read you a bedtime story.

Afghan Kush

The legendary Afghan Kush is a pure 100% indica. Afghan Kush has heavy, body-heavy effects that will move your body into bed with ease. With the strain being rich in CBD, Afghan Kush is one of the best strains for managing anxiety symptoms in those who tend to experience anxiety/paranoia when getting high.

Afghan Kush has a pleasant earthy scent and sweet taste undertones of old-school hash. It has dense buds amounting to an abundance of trichomes. This strain will take the distractions/pains you may have accumulated during the day and melt them away like butter.

Granddaddy Purple

Granddaddy Purple is a great strain for people wanting relief from PTSD or anxiety. This strain is made up of the strains Big Bud and Purple Urkle. Granddaddy Purple has pleasant aromas of blueberry and grape. 

Granddaddy Purple is extremely effective in helping with PTSD symptoms such as pain, insomnia, nausea, and anxiety. The strain is a great way to reduce the anxieties you are feeling, causing them to come down to much more manageable levels.

Skywalker OG

Skywalker OG is a great way to bring balance to the force, or eh, PTSD/anxiety symptoms. The way of the Jedi suggests Skywalker OG for full master mode. High and enlightened we will definitely get. 

Skywalker OG is a delightful cross of Blue Dream and Pineapple Express (both great strains as well). The Strain ranges between 20-23% THC. Skywalker OG is a relaxing, pleasant, and clear thinking high. The flavor profile consists of citrus and floral. The strain has the aroma of earthy and citrus scents.  Skywalker OG leaves consumers in a happy/elevated state of being. 

Skywalker OG provides a sleepy kind of high which is great for beating insomnia and allowing for an amazing night's sleep.

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The Worst Strains For PTSD/Anxiety

Green Crack

Green Crack may sound scary for a reason. It is a strain known for maximum energy and thinking. The energy Green Crack provides is incomparable to other strains. Green Crack’s chemical biology means it has the ability to enhance focus, but at the risk of unwanted paranoia/anxiety. For anxiety/PTSD, I definitely say to stay away from this strain. Your demons will encircle you.

Jack Herer

Jack Herer can be an extremely anxiety-inducing strain. The strain’s ability for heightened creative effects can cause those with anxieties to have heightened worries and stresses. 

Trainwreck

For PTSD, you may not want this “Trainwreck”. The high levels of THC can cause extreme head rushes which those who suffer from anxiety disorders can often find unpleasant.  

And there you have it. Now, we most certainly don't want to convince you that cannabis is the cure for PTSD or anxiety, nor should you just get off any prescribed medication, but there are some more natural ways to deal with what you're dealing with.

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420 Trivia Questions

Posted by CANNASaver on Tuesday, 31 August 2021 in Canna Blog

Want to be the biggest weed wiz there ever was? Well, for the sake of getting some good deals at your nearest dispensary, or simply good smoke sesh conversation, here are some 420 trivia questions (and answers).

420 trivia questions

Tokin’ Trivia

Howdy, y'all and welcome to this episode of Tokin’ trivia!

Pack your bongs and get your brains ready because we’re bringin’ ya’ some smokin’ questions so hot they’ll light the joint for ya.

This is meant to be played with some friends while smoking a bowl of your favorite flavor of electric lettuce. 

Maybe it's a bowl of some delicious (The Lodge Cannabis) indoor dankity dank on sale right now

Maybe you’ve stumbled on this article in a high venture into THC trivia. 

Anyhow, we’re glad you’re here.  

This trivia category for this edition is “Stoner Movies.”

Just like any good movie, you’ll probably want to grab some snacks and pack another bowl because it’s time for Tokin’ Trivia.

Check out Golden Meds for a deal on gummy edibles while you're playing.

We're going to give you all the questions with answers at the bottom. 

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420 Trivia Questions

Here we go with our first question.

Question One: In the movie Pineapple Express James Franco plays the role of Saul, a super rad pot dealer who sells bags to Seth Rogen’s character Dale.  In one scene Saul tells Dale that he only saves the best weed for his favorite customers and gives the rest this type of pot.  What does he call the weed he gives to the people he doesn’t like?

A.) The Duff

B.) The Reggie

C.) The Snicklefritz

D.) The Scooby Snacks

Question Two: In the movie Half Baked, Dave Chapelle plays Thurgood Jenkins.  He and his two friends start selling weed to raise money to help their friend bail out of jail.  Thurgood Jenkins also is a rapper that goes by what name?

A.) Mad Marijuana

B.) Benny Bongrips

C.) Sir Smokes-A-Lot

D.) Tommy Twenty Sacks 

Question Three: Marlon Wayans was the stoner dude in this parody film from 2001. Trapped in a haunted house, 'Shorty', feeding his marijuana plant, was attacked by the possessed weed and smoked up. What was the movie?  

A.) Pineapple Express

B.) Stoned in 60 Seconds

C.) Scary Movie 2

D.) Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle

Question Four: In 2004 John Cho and Kal Penn starred in a movie about two stoned dudes who got the munchies and tried to go out to eat.  They really wanted one delicious thing and embarked on one of the most epic journeys to get it.  What were they so hungry for?

A.) White Castle

B.) Sizzler's

C.) McDonald's

D.) In 'n' Out

Question Five: In Cheech and Chong Up in Smoke the two stoned buddies attempt to bring some chronic to a rock show. They go down to Mexico to get the goods and bring them back using an ingenious method.  No one could ever see it coming.  How did they get the weed back into the states?  

A.) They put it in stuffed animals

B.) They flew the weed in an airplane

C.) They drove a van made of the weed

D.) They never got any weed into the country because they smoked it all in Mexico

Question Six: What are the names of the dynamic duo that star in the movies Mallrats, Chasing Amy, and Clerks?  

Okay you trivia turkeys, lock in your answers, and make your bets on what you think are the correct choices. 

We’ve got this month's answers coming up right after this message from one of our favorite dispensaries that supports us down here at Tokin’ Trivia. 

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420 Trivia Answers

Alrighty, and now the moment you’ve been waiting for, the answers to this episode of 420 trivia questions, featuring stoner movies.  

Answer Time:

For question one we asked you what the name of the weed Saul, the weed dealer from Pineapple Express sells to people who he thinks “linger” too long when they come looking for some chronic from him.  The correct answer is C.) The Snicklefritz.

Question two was what about Half Baked. Dave Chappelle’s character is also a rapper named Sir Smokes a Lot

Question three Shorty was feeding his weed plant in Scary Movie 2

Question four Harlod and Kumar went on an epic journey in search of White Castle burgers.

Question five was about a couple of OG stoners named Cheech and Chong and how they smuggled weed into the States from Mexico.  They did it in a van made out of the dankity dank.  If you haven’t seen this classic movie we highly recommend watching it while being highly high.

Our last question was about another dynamic duo that has starred in a ton of funny movies together.  That duo’s names are Jay and Silent Bob, also known as Bluntman and Chronic.  

Well, how did y'all do in this month's game? 

We hope you enjoyed yourselves and would love it if you gave some of our deals a looksee and make yourself at home reading another blog. 

Roll up a joint and enjoy.

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Are Pre Rolls Worth It?

Posted by CANNASaver on Monday, 30 August 2021 in Canna Blog

It’s a special (or maybe just regular ol’) night and you're thinking of picking up something special to bring home and smoke with your friends. 

One of the easier options for you to bring to smoke is a pre-roll joint. 

There are a lot of benefits to pre-rolls. 

A pre-roll joint is affordable, disposable, and can be easily shared. 

But there’s just one problem: Pre-rolls aren’t seen as a quality product. 

They are seen as low-quality cannabis. 

But why? The quality really varies a lot from dispensary to dispensary. 

Some use high-quality buds while others use shake or trim (a combination of stems, buds, and other plant materials).

So, are pre rolls worth it, or are they just getting rid of the ditch weed?

are pre rolls worth it

What Exactly Is A Pre-Roll?

Simply put, pre-rolls are joints that have been rolled ahead of time for you

A regular pre-roll is made up of cannabis, rolling paper, and a small filter or crutch at the end. Sometimes pre-rolls can include other cannabis products to increase the THC potency.

Many pre-roll joints contain awesomely fresh, ground-up buds

Pre-roll cannabis often contains shake, AKA what accumulates at the bottom of marijuana jars. High-quality marijuana provides an amazing experience. 

Unlike with bowls or bongs, purchasing a pre-roll does not require any other equipment except a lighter.

The Benefits of a Pre-Rolled Joint

Don’t pass on the pre-packed puff! There are many reasons pre rolls are worth it!

Pre Rolls are Convenient

A huge benefit of a pre-roll is that it’s incredibly convenient. 

A pre-roll is ready to go right out of the tube. 

No work and no mess for you. 

Their convenience also offers major benefits to medical users whose condition might make it difficult for them to roll joints themselves or pack a bowl. 

Pre Rolls are Affordable

Often in cannabis, prices for high-quality buds/equipment to smoke from can be crazy. 

Pre-rolls are much more affordable and can be bought in singles.

It’s also a great way to try different kinds of strains. The weed is taken from the same jar, we promise! 

Pre Rolls are Portable

Pre-rolls are discreet and easy to transport from place to place. 

No need to carry anything else but a lighter. 

Ditch the tube in the trash/recycle and ditch the crutch of the joint when you’re done.

No glass, no torch, no problem! 

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How To Spot A Quality Pre-Roll

We have looked at what makes a low-quality pre-roll but how do you spot a quality one? 

Smell it: Your nose is a great pre-roll detector. It will tell you a lot. If not sealed, twist open and smell it. If you can smell terpenes and thick aromas, you can expect great things

Look At the Maker: Take a look at the label. Companies like Flower Collective, Willie’s Reserve, and Kaviar won’t risk their reputation by selling underrated pre-rolls. 

Cut it open: Before buying a bunch of specific pre-rolls, consider buying one and cutting it open. Ideally, you should find ground buds and little to no stems/other plant material.

Downsides of the Pre-Roll Life

Pre-rolls may have some great aspects, but like with everything also have their downsides. Here are a couple of disadvantages associated with buying pre-rolls.

Mystery Weed

Not being able to always be able to look at the joint may make things “interesting”. For those who aren’t strain-specific, give it a go.

If a certain strain makes you paranoid, best to stay away. 

Old Product

Some dispensaries use shake and various plant material to fill their pre-rolls. 

Some might even mix in some older product (I’ve seen this happen first hand). 

You’ll typically not know how old it is.

However, with Colorado’s quality of weed available, even shake and “older” weed is still very good quality.

In the end, be your own judge. 

People might try to scare you away from pre-rolls, but for many, pre-rolls are an extremely viable option. 

So, whether or not pre-rolls are worth it for you is a matter of opinion. 

Get out there and try some!

Each dispensary is different, too.

Deals On Pre-Rolls In Denver

Rocky Mountain High has 4 locations spread around Denver

Current deals for pre-rolls include:

RiverRock has a location in downtown Denver

Current deals on pre-rolls are:

Just about any/every dispensary in Denver and in Colorado is going to have some deals on pre rolls, so go and ask your local budtender!

Happy toking, bud!

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THCV Edibles

Posted by CANNASaver on Monday, 30 August 2021 in Canna Blog

There are many health benefits of THCV, but for those wanting to consume cannabis in other ways, edibles are a good option. Here, we break down what THCV is and we talk about how THCV edibles might be the perfect option you're looking for.

What is THCV?

THCV is a cannabinoid

THC and CBD are also cannabinoids but if you’re like most people, you may have never heard of this specific cannabinoid. 

While it is similar in chemical structure to THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol, the effects it can have on the body are much different. 

THCV has a less psychoactive release in the brain than THC. 

People who use THCV report having more energy, less appetite, and feeling less lethargic than consuming something with higher THC. 

This is because the way our bodies are able to process cannabinoids is through our own Endocannabinoid system or (ECS). 

THCV, THC, and CBD all innervate with receptors in the ECS differently which produces the different reactions we have to consume them.  The ECS helps to regulate our physical and mental well-being, appetites, sleep schedules, even hormones can be affected.

thcv cannabinoid

Where is THCV Found?

Certain strains have more THCV than others. 

Most of those strains that possess this unique Cannabinoid come from long-grown, native or landrace, sativa strains found near and around Africa and the Middle East. 

Through strain selective breeding and more advanced growing techniques, growers today have been able to isolate and enhance the levels of THCV in plants today. 

This is great news for weed science and those that can use THCV for health benefits!! 

By being able to isolate individual compounds such as THCV we are able to better explore the different health benefits they can offer from one another.

Here's a list of some strains to check out with potent levels of THCV:

  • Durban Poison
  • Doug’s Varin
  • Pineapple Purps
  • Durban Cheese
  • Skunk #1

health benefits of THCV

What Are the Health Benefits of THCV?

THCV is being explored to help treat many different treatments for different health issues. 

THCV has different effects on the body than those of other members of the cannabinoid family.

Decreased Appetite

Unlike THC, THCV is proven to suppress one's appetite. When taken in small doses (5-10 mg) THCV has been shown to decrease the want to eat food.

In one study by the Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology the results showed a consistent decrease in appetite.  This could be used for people trying to lose weight or control urges to eat.

Diabetes and Glucose Control

THCV has also been shown in early tests to help with the body’s ability to control and manage glucose absorption through a study done on mice with Type Diabetes 2. 

Seizures and Epilepsy

With the wider acceptance of Cannabis use to treat serious medical issues in the recent decades, one prominent use has been the treatment of tremors and seizures due to diseases such as ALS, Parkinson's disease, and multiple sclerosis. 

THCV has also been shown to help reduce and control seizures associated with epilepsy.  In this study THCV was looked at independently to treat seizures. There has been much promising research in the field in the past 10 years. 

Here is another study on cannabinoids that looks at multiple cannabinoids working together to treat seizures and uncontrolled tremors.

Inflammation

The list just keeps growing in positive medical benefits with THCV.  This study shows how THCV can be effective in relieving inflammation in mice. 

With the health benefits of THCV, add those to some of the healthiest ways to consume marijuana and you're set!

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Options for Consuming THCV 

As mentioned earlier in the blog, there are certain strains that have higher levels of THCV than others. 

But what if you aren’t able to find those stains at your local dispensary or your local grower decided to grow a different crop this run than your favorite THCV strain? 

Fear not! There are other methods for consuming THCV!

One of our favorites is through edibles. Yes, THCV EDIBLES!

We love this method because the effects you’ll experience will last longer and be more sustained than just smoking. 

Check out our deals on edibles in your area on our homepage.  

If you want to check out THCV in its purest form, we recommend a full THCV exclusive extract.  

While THCV is much more expensive to extract due to lower levels of it found in plant biomass, the process is largely the same.

Like other cannabinoids, THCV is extracted through a chromatography process that uses superfluid liquid solvents such as CO2 or ethanol to separate the compounds from the plant.

The solution is then evaporated with heat under a vacuum to remove all the gas and leave a high-purity THCV concentrate behind. Once extracted, THCV products should be stored at room temperature and away from direct sunlight to preserve potency.

THCV Edibles

While it may take more flower to extract a good amount of THCV, the process of isolating this cannabinoid for edibles has a great perk. 

The boiling point of THCV is 428 degrees F with the boiling point of THC being 315 degrees F.  That’s a full 113 degrees F difference between the two cannabinoids. 

Essentially, you just have to boil off your unwanted THC and you’ll be left with a higher THCV end result. 

The downside to this is that most terpenes are boiled off at far lower levels than either THC or THCV so you won’t really be left with any of those tasty treats. 

If what you’re after is pure THCV though, you’re in luck.

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Propane Hash Oil

Posted by CANNASaver on Saturday, 28 August 2021 in Canna Blog

We sure love our marijuana concentrates. Cannabis concentrates are a huge staple in the marijuana industry. With marijuana consumption increasing around the country, more people are either aware of “dabbing/dabs” or are currently hitting one.

Marijuana concentrates are made using a variety of marijuana extraction methods. 

Solvents such as butane, CO2, and propane are used to extract desired compounds from marijuana flower.

Concentrates come in several different forms, but today, we’re going to look at my favorite kind of concentrate known as Propane Hash Oil (PHO). 

Propane’s interesting chemical make-up gives this kind of hash oil potential for maintaining terpene compounds found in the trichomes

Let’s look at PHO a little closer (no, not the Vietnamese soup – although that sounds nice, too)...

propane hash oil

Clean Burning Propane: What is Propane Hash Oil?

If we’re anything like Hank Hill, we love our “propane and propane accessories.” 

Marijuana extracted through propane as the main solvent during the extraction process is called Propane Hash Oil or PHO for short. 

PHO is recognizable by its bright yellow color and is often known as “honey.”

It also tends to have a “buddery” consistency. 

PHO is made using only propane as a solvent. 

Propane’s extremely low boiling point, -43.6ºF, allows extraction specialists to separate more of the terpenes during the concentrate extraction. 

It also removes more of the solvent in the end.

PHO is consumed in a variety of ways: oil rigs, pens, or even joints

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PHO vs. BHO: What is the Difference?

Are you a BHO or PHO kind of person? 

What’s the difference? 

Well…

One big difference between PHO and BHO (Butane Hash Oil) is consistency

PHO more often than not will have a buddery consistency (softer) whereas BHO will more likely have a shatter consistency (glasslike, brittle).  

Another difference between the two is the boiling point. Propane has a lower boiling point (43.6º F) than butane (32º F) which means little heat is needed to purge the solvent. 

This temperature difference affects the consistency of the concentrate and makes it much richer in terpenes. 

Propane hash oil is also known for having fewer residual solvents in the concentrate. 

This is a HUGE deal.

PHO Safety

With concentrates, there is always a risk of a gas leak that could spark and cause an explosion. 

PHO extraction tends to be a safer means for companies to operate in a licensed facility. Closed-loop extraction systems ensure propane doesn’t leak. 

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How To Smoke PHO

Unlike smoking a bowl, you are going to need a specific set of tools. Tools that will make any wax concentrate cower in fear of you.

The Tools Needed:

  • A dab rig - A small, bong-like smoking apparatus 

  • Nectar collector - A straw-like smoking device

  • Vape Pen - Concentrate vaporizer

When using a Nectar Collector, specifically designed trays/dishes are a must. 

These kinds of products are made out of glass, quartz, or silicone. 

After putting a small dab onto the container, blowtorch the tip of the collector. 

While heated, drag the hot nail across the wax while sucking through the mouthpiece. 

Deals on Concentrates In Denver

The Lodge has two dispensaries locations in downtown Denver.

Current deals on Concentrates are:

Herbs 4 you is located in the Capitol Hill Area.

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The Stone has two dispensary locations nearby: Denver and Lakewood. 

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Rocky Mountain High has 4 locations spread around Denver.

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Trenchtown Cannabis is located off Sheridan Blvd.

Current deals for ounces include:

Pure Marijuana dispensaries are located throughout the Denver area.

Current deals on Concentrates are:

Chronic Therapy has a location in Wheat Ridge and Cortez.

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RiverRock has a location in downtown Denver.

Current deals on pre-rolls are:

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Delta 8 vs Delta 10

Posted by CANNASaver on Saturday, 28 August 2021 in Canna Blog

Marijuana is one of nature’s most simple-yet-complex plants aiding humankind. Science only continues to unravel the almost limitless helpful compounds in which marijuana is made up of. This includes the set of compounds known as cannabinoids.

We have our ever-popular THC. 

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the most well-known ingredient in the structure of marijuana.  THC is a potent cannabinoid that has mind-altering/hallucinatory effects. It is also known as Delta-9.

Another well-known cannabinoid is CBD. 

Cannabidiol (CBD) is the second most well-known active ingredient in marijuana. 

CBD, by itself, does not have any psychoactive properties and will make someone feel high. It acts more as a sleep aid, relief for depression, anxiety, and PTSD. 

But do you know about Delta-8 THC? What about Delta-10 THC? 

Confused? 

Let’s fix that and look at Delta-8 vs Delta-10 THC.

Delta-9 THC

Delta-9 THC

First, let's start with what we are most familiar with.

Delta-9 THC is the most well-known THC out there. The one everyone flocks to for high percentage numbers

This THC’s full name is Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, but you can see why THC stuck. 

It is a cannabinoid found in marijuana that produces psychoactive effects in a consumer. Usually the association of being “high”.

But this THC is only one of 60 different cannabinoid molecules found in marijuana plants. 

Now let’s look at Delta-8 and Delta-10 THC and compare them to Delta-9.

delta 8 chemical compound

Delta-8 THC

Delta-8 THC is one of the new types of marijuana products gaining popularity with the culture. Consumers love Delta-8 for a calmer high. Delta-8 THC is also legal around the country due to also coming from hemp.

Delta-8 THC has very similar effects to THC, specifically indica strains

People report feeling happiness, euphoria, relief from different pains, and aids with insomnia.

Like regular THC, Delta-8 works intuitively with your body’s natural cannabinoid system. 

The two compounds have a double bond chemical structure. 

That double bond DNA is what is thought to be the producer of “feeling high” or euphoric effects.

Delta-10 THC

Delta-10 THC is an up-and-comer in the marijuana industry. 

Delta-10 is a sativa-like cannabinoid, creating a thought-provoking head high that has a lighter touch than a regular sativa strain

This allows consumers to feel creative/energetic vibes and avoid feelings of paranoia/anxiety that can sometimes come with sativa strains.

Chemically, Delta-8 and Delta-10 THC are cannabinoids that occur naturally in a marijuana plant and even hemp. With variations of THC chemical structures, it all depends on where bonds meet within molecules in the plant. THC (Delta-9) chemically bonds in the 9th carbon chain within the particular molecule. So follows Delta-8 and Delta-10 THC. 

Didn’t know you were going to get a chemistry lesson today, did you?

delta 8 vs delta 10

Delta-8 & Delta-10: Similarities

Delta-8 and Delta-10 THC are both derived from hemp which makes them both completely federally legal. 

They just cannot be above .3% Delta-9 THC, much like CBD.

It’s safe to say that all of the THC family, regardless of Delta variation, will produce a “high” which most are seeking. Delta-8 and Delta-10 will not disappoint in this department. Though neither are as potent as Delta-9.

Delta-8 and Delta-10 THC compounds work and interact with your body’s cannabinoid system.  Both of the compounds when consumed bind to your brain’s CB1 and CB2 receptors. When this occurs, the outcome can produce the ability to maintain your body’s homeostasis.

Delta-8 and Delta-10: Differences

Delta-10 THC produces a sativa-like high. 

It tends to make consumers feel alert, focused, and creative, whereas Delta-8 produces an indica-like effect

Consumers typically feel couch-lock, relaxed/sleepy, and sometimes munchies. Good to know the difference depending on what you're trying to do for the day.

Which is Stronger of the Deltas?

It’s important to understand that intensities between Delta-8, Delta-9, and Delta-10 THC compounds can vary to a certain extent.

Delta-9 THC is well-known to produce psychoactive properties. 

Although, sometimes it can produce unwanted side effects, like paranoia or anxiety.

Delta-8 and Delta-10 are much weaker in comparison to Delta-9 THC.

Delta-8 is known to give consumers an extremely mild high.

With feelings of relaxation and munchies. Only feels like a small buzz, like having a drink or two.

Delta-10 THC is probably the weakest of the THCs.

Delta-10 comes with the benefit of feeling focused and creative, with the feelings of paranoia and anxiety that can typically bring forth.

Hope you took notes because there will be a chemistry test tomorrow!

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Cheap Oz

Posted by CANNASaver on Friday, 27 August 2021 in Canna Blog

Oh, marijuana, how we love thee. Though I’m sure you may get tired of constantly running back and forth to the dispensary. So you say to yourself, “I need to start buying weed by the ounce.”

As the years since legalization has passed, prices on marijuana have continued to decrease in the state of Colorado. 

The cost of weed is lower here than in most other markets. 

Be thankful.

So you’ve decided you are getting an ounce. 

Well, then, let’s explore the wonderful world of Oz – ounces, that is, and we have some cheap oz deals.

I’ll break down ounce pricing for you so you have a better idea of how much you should pay for an ounce (oz) of fine cannabis, as well as locations. 

Let’s find you that cheap oz!

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The Legal Limit

It’s always good for me to start by saying that an ounce (oz) of marijuana weighs 28 grams. Some refer to an ounce as a zip, O, or, as we’ve been mentioning, “Oz”. 

Most importantly, one ounce of marijuana is the legal limit one can possess at any time in Colorado.

Ounce Prices From Not Too Long Ago

In the 2000s, marijuana prices fluctuated very widely. 

You could get an ounce for $50 but you could expect it to be some of the lowest quality you could get. 

These cannabis ounces typically had an abundance of leaves, stems, plant material, and very little quality flower.

For higher grade marijuana, the further you lived from the coast, the worse the prices got. Places in the midwest would expect to pay upwards of $650. 

Thank God for marijuana legalization.

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The Art of Buying in Bulk

It might seem like a “duh, Cannasaver”, but buying more weed at once can save lots of money. Think about it – if you are someone going to the dispensary every day and are only grabbing a gram or two at a time that’s about $20 a run. Not to mention gas, traffic headaches, and so forth.

If you were to only spend about $5 more, you could have gotten an eighth and received 1.5 grams more. Having that much more to save aside. Price breaks increase considerably as weight increases. Save up a little more money and you will get much more marijuana for less money!

Dispensaries love giving discounts for bulk purchases as they help dispensaries move products faster allowing for fresher products to come in.

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Deals On Ounces In Denver

If you’re in the Denver area, we have some cheap oz deals you’ll want to check out…

Herbs 4 you is located in the Capitol Hill Area.

Current deals for shake include:

The Stone has two dispensary locations nearby: Denver and Lakewood. 

Current deals for Ounces include:

Rocky Mountain High has 4 locations spread around Denver.

Current deals for ounces include:

The Lodge has 2 locations in Denver.

Current deals on ounces are:

South Park Farma has two dispensaries located in Commerce City and Grant.

Current deals on shake are:

Trenchtown Cannabis is located off Sheridan Blvd.

Current deals for ounces include:

Doc’s Apothecary has two dispensaries located in Denver and Northglenn.

Current deals on ounces are:

Pure Marijuana dispensaries are located throughout the Denver area.

Current deals on ounces are:

La Bodega is located off Cedar Ave in Denver, hours vary.

Current deals on ounces are:

High West has a dispensaries location in Denver.

Current deals on ounces are:

Lova is located in downtown Denver.

Current deals on ounces are:

Happy blazing, you CostCo cannabis consumers!

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Weed Etiquette

Posted by CANNASaver on Thursday, 26 August 2021 in Canna Blog

Ah yes, the age ol' marijuana smoke sesh. What a delight and how fun!

Friends and family gathering together to let a load off by releasing the daily stresses through the combustion of fine marijuana buds. Such bliss. 

But, like in other aspects of life, marijuana comes with some said and unsaid rules. 

Human culture is surrounded by unsaid guidelines; use the right lane when driving, other than to pass, and cover your mouth when you sneeze. Just to name a couple.

Cannabis culture is absolutely no different. 

Much like with ways to set a dinner table, weed has its own set of etiquette to abide by. 

Let’s remind ourselves to be polite stoners through weed etiquette. 

Our focus is mainly on seshs (sessions) and dispensary trips.

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General Weed Etiquette

To help get your next toke session off without a hitch, here’s the ultimate guide to weed etiquette.

Get it right and your night is certain to be a relaxing journey through a hazy mist, get it wrong and you might find yourself out in the cold. 

Here are our unwritten rules of weed etiquette.

Sharing is Caring

Simple concept really. This is a huge part of acting as a good host; making those around you feel comfortable.

The best kinds of smoke seshs begin an experience which allows people to just be together.

Let Em Know It’s Smoke Time!

Easy. Just holler, “Yo, it's time to smoke!” Simple as that. Just make sure to tell those who are sensitive to smoking whether a strain you are smoking is particularly strong

Add To The Weed Pile

If you are lucky enough to have some stash on you, share! You don’t have to provide all your bud by any means. Maybe just a joint or something similar. 

Feeling Sick? Pass on the Puff!

Marijuana is amazing at helping with many different ailments. Fighting sickness from viruses is not one of them.

Especially in the pandemic era we find ourselves in, keep a distance away from others and don't spread it!

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Juicy Lips? Clean Them Up!

Smoke the joint, don’t suck on it! If you have a case of juicy lips, wipe them. Sometimes pinching the joint with your fingers and inhaling through the fingers is the best way to keep a joint dry and shareable!

Don’t Burn The Whole Bowl

The nice thing about a bong is that you can get multiple green hits from one bowl.

So, if you’re passing glass and are first in line, control your flame and only light a small corner of the precious pot. Don’t “roast” it! That way, the next few tokers can experience the same joy of “greens.”

Left Is Law

Don’t ask me, just the way it is. Pass that dutchie to the left-hand side.

Camping Has A Place & Time

During the sesh, are you constantly yelled at for chilling with the bowl? You’re camping! Also known as bogarting. 

Take a good, deep hit and let her go. 

Puff, puff, pass. 

Tell your story after you’ve passed it.

Treat The Bong Like Something Precious (It Is)

I feel like those who share bongs don’t share this enough. These devices are typically a little on the pricey side. Treat this thing like a baby because chances are, it probably is your friend's loved one.

If Someone Sits Out, Don’t Harass

The most important aspect of weed etiquette is respecting choices. 

Cannabis culture is a compassionate and considerate culture.

It’s also about acceptance/compassion. 

That being the case, leave the peer pressure out of it. 

Everybody is different.

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Etiquette for Dispensary Trips

Now that we’ve reviewed some proper weed etiquette during sessions, let’s have a reminder course on some DOs and DON’Ts while at your nearest dispensary.

Bring Your Government Issued ID and Probably Cash

Like alcohol, marijuana is 21 and up. IDs will be checked, but a state-issued, non-expired license will get you right through those doors.

As for bringing cash, marijuana is not federally legal and therefore doesn’t play nice in the card department, yet (some places they’re accepting debit, though). 

It’s good to look up prices online and get an estimate of the cost beforehand.

Don’t be the person expecting the budtender to cover you with their tips, get cash.

Ask As Many Questions As You Need

Though there are a lot of rules to legal marijuana, most budtenders will absolutely love to set you on your marijuana journey correctly. If you have questions, have them prepared or perhaps written down. They’ll answer every single one you have!

Don’t Be Overly Cocky About Your Knowledge

You may feel insecure because you’re new to dispensaries, but you don’t want to overcompensate. Once again, everyone’s been a greenhorn before, so it’s ok if you’re a little lost.

While you may feel embarrassed to ask “stupid” questions, it’s still a whole lot better than being flippant with a budtender. Walking in and demanding the strongest strain they have can sour the whole experience for everyone in the establishment.

Sure, you may have a good grasp of marijuana, but it’s always useful to chat with the budtender and get their opinion on things. 

Budtenders are there to help, not challenge you. If you try to go past your limits against the advice of budtenders, you’ll just end up feeling foolish — and queasy!

Phones Go Away

Dispensaries have fairly strict “No Camera” policies. Plus, you can probably go 10-15 minutes without it.

Tip Your Budtender!

Like you would a bartender, you should tip your budtender. You can show big appreciation for your budtender with such gestures.

And, Wait to Use Your Weed Products

I know, you NEED to smoke that weed you just bought immediately but laws on public consumption of cannabis still vary. Wait until you're home. 

Happy smoking, you polite stoner, you!

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Most Potent Forms of THC

Posted by CANNASaver on Thursday, 26 August 2021 in Canna Blog

When it comes to consuming cannabis there are many routes one can choose from. There is the tried and true tradition of rolling up a joint, or maybe even cracking a “Backwoods” or “Swisher” down the middle and loading that bad boy up with some tasty, ground flower. Or maybe you’d like to try some of those “fire extracts” your buddy has been raving about. Brownies, cookies, Rice Crispy treats; sometimes it seems like more choices than someone may want to make when all you really want is to unwind after a long day and smoke some jazz cabbage. Well, fear not, friends! We here at Cannasaver are here to sift through scientific reporting and many, many smoke sessions to bring you a guide to THC potency and give you our recommendations on what we’ve been puffing on. Here’s our take on the most potent forms of THC for you big doobie dawgs out there.

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The Testing

If you’ve ever been to a dispensary, I’m sure you’ve seen those percentage numbers on every different strain at the counter.  

What those numbers mean is that the entire crop of whichever strain you are looking at had to be tested by a Colorado Marijuana approved lab before it is able to be sold at a recreational store.  

  • The first things a lab always tests for are residual pesticides, heavy metals, or other contaminants that may have been left behind during the buds growing period.  

This is fantastic for us as cannabis consumers because we know coming from a reputable source that it is clean, green weed!  

  • The second thing a lab will test for is the potency of the cannabis, extract, or edible that the grower wants to sell. 

In most cases, flowers will typically range from 15% THC to as high as 35% in some strains. 

That’s some chronic weed, man.  

Wax, shatter, distillate, and rosin can range from the mid-70s to mid-90s in the percentage of THC.  

Blast off, baby!! These are your most potent forms of THC. 

Edibles are measured a bit differently in the sense that it’s not a percentage of THC per edible, it is milligrams of THC per serving.

The Flower

Just like you and I, every cannabis plant has its own set of genetics that gives it the physical characteristics and potency that it possesses.  

Some strains come in with much higher and potent THC levels than others. 

Here are some of our favorites:

Here's a deal for one of our favorite strains, Cherry Lime Haze -  $59.99 oz of Cherry Lime Haze 20% THC

This strain is a hybrid blend of Sativa and Indica.  

While it’s not one of the most potent forms of THC, it’s a great choice for a midday smoke break because it only has 20% THC levels.  

It gives a great heady high and tastes great!  

This is a great strain for encouraging creativity and relaxing the body. 

One of our favorite stores, Herbs4you, always stocks a great mix of sativas and indicas at great prices.  

Here, you can talk to a trained "bud-ologist" about the different strains they have for sale.

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The Extracts

When it comes to weed and its potency, some have taken the method of getting a “high score” to a new level.  

There are several different ways to consume weed extracts whether it be through shatter, wax, dabs, rosin, distillate, or cartridges.  

All of these products tend to have a much higher level of THC than the flower your grandad used to puff on.  

Wax or shatter is usually made through a hydrocarbon method of extraction giving it a very pure and clean taste.  The rosin is made through a pressure and heat extraction giving it a very terpene-filled earthy taste, and the distillate and cartridges people smoke are a very convenient and tasty way to puff on the go.

Our friends over at The Stone Dispensary have you covered on your wax and shatter needs. 

Right now they have a deal on grams of extract so you can sample a few different flavors and pick your favorite.  

We recommend their ever-potent Wedding Cake.  

As for distillate, one of our favorite, most potent deals is from La Bodega.

They are offering two carts right now for $30.  Cartridges are one of the most potent forms of THC. They’re a great way to smoke high percentage THC on the go.  

They smell great, are discreet, and get you super ripped.

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Edibles

The edibles available today have come a long way since making a double boiler out of a mixing bowl and pot in your friend's kitchen to make some dank cannabutter.  There was always the one batch of cookies that came out way stronger than anyone expected and got everyone catatonically stoned for the night.  There are some great bakers out there who specialize in getting you baked. 

Edible dosage is measured in milligrams per serving instead of THC percentage.  In general, edibles will keep you high longer but creep up slower than taking a bong rip or smoking a joint.  Your body is able to uptake the THC and cannabinoids through the digestive system giving a great body high along with the head high. 

Check out our friends over at AMCH Denver for a smoking mix and match deal. 

They allow you to pick 4 different edibles for $60!  It's a great way to eat and get the munchies at the same time.  The more you eat, the hungrier you get. 

Gummies are a great way to dose out THC in manageable amounts if you need to be productive.  We love to mix CBD with THC in one tasty treat.  Check out Stone Dispensary for some dank deals on some dank gummies.  These aren't quite the same as the old Flintstones gummies we had as kids but they do pack 50 mg of vitamin THC (not actually a vitamin, don’t come at us). 

Thanks for reading our guide to the most potent forms of THC and have fun testing them out for yourselves. 

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CannaSaver is Now in San Diego

Medical marijuana patients in San Diego have a lot of great dispensaries to choose from, and even better, many of those dispensaries are willing to offer great deals on buds and edibles in the hopes of courting your business. From dispensaries that deliver to the dispensaries that dot the streets of the San Diego gaslamp district, you’ll find everything from free 1/8ths to free edibles. The best dispensary deals tend to be for first-time patients, but if you poke around enough you can find a dispensary deal on just about any marijuana product you might be looking for. One great resource for finding the lowest cost of marijuana and dispensary deals in San Diego is CannaSaver, the first website in the world to focus on marijuana deals and based in Denver. Just type San Diego in the search bar, and you'll be shown all the dispensary deals near you. You can also follow the CannaBlog here or subscribe to the latest deals so you'll be sure not to miss out on the best discount marijuana in San Diego. Here is our roundup of the best dispensary deals in San Diego this week.

Best San Diego Dispensary Deals on Weed

The Downtown WC in the San Diego gaslamp district has an FTP (first-time patients) deal on 5 grams of top-shelf marijuana for just $45. Harbor Collective also has a good FTP deal going, with top-shelf eighths only $32.41 with the coupon from CannaSaver. Harbor Collective is a medical marijuana dispensary in the gaslamp district. Another good dispensary deal in the San Diego Gaslamp district can be found at Other Guy's Collective. They have a one-time use, first-time patients deal on two top-shelf grams for only $10. Kush Mart also has an interesting offer, with FTPs scoring a complimentary eighth as a thank you for making a $20 donation.

Free Marijuana in San Diego

Some San Diego dispensaries are enticing new patients with freebies, from free marijuana to free edibles and more. Left Coast Collective, a dispensary that delivers your bud right to your door, is offering a free gram of top-shelf marijuana to first-time patients. Releaf Delivery, another marijuana dispensary in San Diego that delivers, is offering not one, but two freebies to first-time patients. With your first order, you’ll get free marijuana edible as well as a free hand-blown glass pipe.

More San Diego Dispensary Deals

These are by no means the only San Diego dispensary deals. You can find many more marijuana deals like these on CannaSaver. Looking for edibles deals? Just print up the coupon from GC Petals and get two 100mg Edipure edibles for $23. Want a good deal on a gram of weed? Mankind has a coupon on CannaSaver that will give you a 50% discount on your first $20 gram. Need a deal on a half-ounce? San Diego Organics has a discount marijuana coupon on CannaSaver that will get you a top-shelf ½ ounce for $180. The only way to get the best price on weed in San Diego is to stay informed about all the newest dispensary deals and specials on marijuana, and CannaSaver is the easiest and quickest way to do just that.

Happy shopping and stay high, San Diego!

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What is Live Resin?

Posted by CANNASaver on Wednesday, 28 July 2021 in Canna Blog

Oh, marijuana concentrates, how potent ye be. With dabbing culture rising with every legal state, these products tend to match the sales numbers of marijuana flower neck and neck. From wax to shatter, dab-o-holics have a grand variety of products to choose from. So pure. So, 710.

Whether you're just beginning your adventure into THC concentrates or a captain among canna-connoisseurs; live resin is truly a treat that shouldn’t be overlooked. Don't worry, by the end of this, you’ll be drooling for some of this juicy honey. 

Before I get too far ahead of myself, let’s look at what live resin really is.

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What is Live Resin?

Live resin is actually one of the “newer” forms of concentrate; being made originally around 2012. The concentrate also tends to be pretty dang potent. 

It is extracted from plant matter which is quickly chopped then frozen after being harvested. The freezing process preserves as many of the plant’s natural cannabinoids/terpenes as absolutely possible. Live resin contains a much larger cannabinoid/terpene content than cannabis concentrates such as wax or shatter.

The live resin maintains the original aromas and flavors of the harvested plant.

Live resin gets its name as many other concentrates do; by their consistencies and textures. Live resin ranges somewhere between sauce and wax in terms of consistency. A resin if you will. It tends to range from light gold to dark gold in color.

How Is Live Resin Made?

As mentioned before, live resin begins with freshly chopped Mary Jane then flash-freezing the plant materials. Freezing is achieved through a slow dip into liquid nitrogen or by dry ice. This is much like a marinating process with meat. Brings out all the flavor. Flash freezing marijuana ensures that the trichomes, cannabinoids, and terpenes are sealed with satisfaction. 

Much like other concentrates, Live resin plant matter passes through a solvent and is then vaporized out of the final live resin product. Live resin production is a delicate process where professionals in a lab (science, right?) use a specific kind of BHO technique. The final live resin product is purged at lower temperatures than other concentrates which helps make them cleaner to hit.

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Live Resin Vs. The Other Concentrates

Like with live rosin, live sauce, live batter, live resin contains the word “live” in the title based on these particular concentrates having frozen cannabis plants as the main component. 

Live resin uses butane during the extraction process which makes it not solventless. Whereas, something like live rosin is solventless due to using heat and pressure to remove shiny trichomes.

Live resin starts with fresh marijuana straight out of the gates and into the freezer. Whereas, something like a sauce may have cured flower or fresh cannabis matter. This sometimes means sauce lacks the higher levels of tasty terpenes found in live resin products. 

How To Enjoy The Nectar of Gods

Get Your Dab On

Most canna-consumer prefer dabbing live resin. You will most likely want a rig or dab straw.

Vape it, Yo

Another popular way of enjoying concentrates is vaping. You can add live resin to your vape pen. You’ll want to keep your temperatures low between 300-400 degrees Fahrenheit for maximum taste.

Potent Bowl Toppers

Hey, when all else fails or you just want a great way to spice up your joint or bong, sprinkle some live resin in your jay or bowl.

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Best Deals on Live Resin Near Denver

Rocky Mountain High has 4 locations spread around Denver

Current Deals on Live Resin include:

Spark is located in Downtown Denver

Current Deals on Live Resin include:

Doc’s Apothecary has a location in Northglenn and another in Downtown Denver

Current Deals on Live Resin include:

The Lodge has 2 locations in Denver

Current Deals on Live Resin include:

So, now that you're armed with all those juicy facts, isn’t live resin just marijuana’s delightful reminder to enjoy the finer things? Happy dabbing (or however you decide to smoke it)!

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Top Strains in Colorado

Posted by CANNASaver on Tuesday, 27 July 2021 in Canna Blog - Latest News

When consuming the many different forms of marijuana on the market today, consumers tend to find favorite strains along the way. Whether the outcome is productivity, melting into the couch, pain relief, or creativity, we know what we like and want in marijuana’s effects.

We Coloradans know what we like when it comes to how we “choose our own highs”. Innovation in marijuana continues to gain traction at the speed of light. You will see some classics on this list but also note the newcomers. With such innovations come delicious, mouth-watering products with extremely potent results.

With that said, let’s look at the top strains in Colorado.

Do note: strains tend to appear and disappear all the time. You can’t always expect to get these strains but we guarantee if you do, you’ll be all the better for it. You can check here for deals on all bud.

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Top Strains in Colorado

Without further ado, here are our top strains that you can find here in Colorado.

​​99 Problems

“If you're having girl problems I feel bad for you son, I got 99 problems”

Gotta stop you right there, Mr. Z, is it? Or can I just call you Jay? We’ve already got it!

99 Problems is a sativa-dominant strain being the result of breeding Stardawg and White 99. The strain tends to bathe those who live wildly in the strong aroma of sweet fruit/berries. 99 Problems blasts through your senses with positivity, energy, and a grand boost of focus.  This potent strain often hits between 28-30% THC. 

Let it be known, 99 Problems is not for beginners.  

Afghan Kush

The awesome strain needs no introduction!

Afghan Kush is known for being a pure indica strain that can be traced for centuries. The strain is known for having body heavy effects which allow the consumer peace of mind and possibly a visit from the sleep fairy.

Afghan Kush manages sleeplessness in canna-newbies who might be more prone to paranoia when trying to unwind. This comes from the high yield of CBD in the strain.

With a homely earthy aroma and taste notes of old-school hash, Afghan Kush shows proud lineage through dense buds and many shiny trichomes.

Blue Walker

Blue Walker is the beautiful hybrid of the strains Blue Dream and Skywalker OG. This force-yielding strain is almost a pure sativa at 90%. THC percentages tend to stick to 26-30%.

Blue Walker will grant you a long-lasting buzz of euphoria. The strain is known to help with anxiety, pain, depression, nausea, and stress

Bruce Banner #3

AKA The Incredible Hulk is the strain many consumers seek after. The strain has effects of euphoria and happiness, that come quite quickly.  With THC levels between 23-26%, it is easy to see why Mr. Banner is gaining popularity.

Bruce Banner #3 is a sativa dominant hybrid being a cross of  Strawberry Diesel and OG Kush. BB #3 is known for being incredibly relaxing. The sativa head high achieves euphoric greatness, with allowance for creativity and boosting mood. The strain is nice and sweet, with flavors of citrus. 

Chocolate OG

Chocolate OG is an indica dominant strain and is well known for its highly relaxing chemical structure. Chocolate OG is the immaculate cross with Chocolate Rain (Also sounds awesome) and True OG. THC percentages in this strain come close to 30%. 

Chocolate OG delivers flavors with cheesiness and hazelnut but lingers with cocoa aromas. The buds in this strain are nicely capped with icey trichomes. The chocolatey goodness allows you to fall into a euphoric/giggly sensation. 

Chocolate OG effects help to reduce pains, aid in combating insomnia, and other health-filled benefits. Come try this, the Willy Wonka in you is screaming.

Green Crack

Let it be known, you will not become a Dave Chappel skit. Green Crack is only pure energizing sativa. No trace of crack here, whew…

Green Crack is the definition of pure energy, focus, and fun-having good times. Green Crack has incredible cerebral effects and maintains its awe through mouth-watering fruity/mango flavors. Green Crack is a great daytime strain helping fight fatigue and stress. Green Crack is extremely appealing to those needing to get stuff done and have fun doing it.

Grease Monkey

This is an Indica-dominant weed strain resulting from a cross between Gorilla Glue and Cookies and Cream marijuana strains. It is the highest THC percentage flower on our list, with a whopping value of 31%. This value can significantly vary depending on the growth conditions, as already stated.

Grease Monkey has a strong aroma of nutty vanilla and skunky diesel. When smoke, the high effect builds behind the eyes and then spreads to the rest of the body. It drives you to a euphoric high characterized by mental calming effects. Medicinally, this strain is a remedy for chronic pain, nausea, insomnia, loss of appetite, etc.

Hell's OG

Hell’s OG buckles down with a heavy, indica dominant breed of the strains Blackberry and OG Kush. Hell’s OG sounds scary at first, but ends up being a citrus flavored, candy-coated treat.

Hell’s OG is known for its psychoactive effects. The strain is well-known to destress consumers from mind and body, allowing for some timeless bliss. Hell's OG has been used to treat PTSD and insomnia. First-timers beware. This stuff is awesomely potent.

Ice Cream Cake

This is a tasty treat I was able to try recently. Almost as relaxing as ice cream on a hot day.

Ice Cream Cake produces large, dense nuggets of golden green. Ice Cream Cake is the cross of Animal Mints and Triangle Kush. The strain mirrors flavors of vanilla for pure delight. The aroma is a classic skunky one. You can expect your sesh to encounter body relaxation and ease you into dreamland. 

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Jungle Cake

Ohh! More cake! Just remember, in terms of marijuana, anytime you see cake...get it!

Jungle Cake is the cross of the strains Wifi and Wedding Cake. The strain struts in with light smells of sugar/frosting with pungent fuel.

Jungle is also another on the list to reach up to 30% THC potency. The strength ensures a lasting, powerful high.

Sour Diesel

And last, but most certainly not least. A legendary favorite. Sour Diesel, the popular sativa that just doesn’t slow down. Sour Diesel is a perfect addition to a day of adventure. Sour diesel is a long-lasting strain that will leave you stress-free and relieve any pains you may have.

Being a 90% sativa dominant strain, the high you will feel from Sour Diesel can help you access hallways of creativity. This strain is typically pretty high in THC being between 20-25%. Sour Diesel is rich with citrus flavor and robust gassy smells. The strain is known to help anxiety, depression, and fatigue.

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Caviar Weed

Posted by CANNASaver on Tuesday, 20 July 2021 in Canna Blog

You're a high-end "cannaisseur." I can dig that. 

Have you ever pondered in your little thinker about how expensive marijuana strains can get? Have you ever spent $1,000 on an ounce? 

A top-shelf kind of cannabis found in Colorado dispensaries that can hit prices upwards of $1,400 an ounce is known as Caviar marijuana. Caviar buds are not your grandparents' weed, they are the very definition of a one-hitter quitter.

When you think of the term, caviar, it produces thoughts of rich and flavorful elegance.  Like other Mary Jane products, caviar comes in many forms/strains. So let’s look at what makes caviar cannabis so fancy and why you need to try some ASAP.

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What is Caviar Weed?

Sweet Mary Jane is one of the most versatile treats known to the world. It’s no surprise that we made those frosty buds more potent and delicious. Caviar can be known as cannabis caviar, caviar weed, marijuana Caviar; but it all means the same thing.

Cannabis caviar is highly sought after due to its high THC potency. Like its fish egg counterpart, caviar weed is incredibly valuable.

  • Caviar weed is created by thoroughly soaking cannabis flower in hash oil

  • The buds are allowed to dry for weeks, even months.

  • The result is a potent marijuana smorgasbord 

    • high-grade marijuana with 20-23% THC potency 

    • Infused with 60-80% THC potency THC hash oil

    • Slow-burning

This beautiful combination makes for one hell of a smoke sesh.

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How is Caviar Weed Made?

If you’re breaking apart caviar for the first time, let’s break it down layer by layer.

Premium Cannabis

The first and arguably most important ingredient used in caviar production is premium, top-shelf cannabis. A high concentration of trichomes often shows a particular marijuana strain with advanced cannabinoid production over other strains. High potency and terpene production tend to follow these strains. The color of these buds is incredibly vibrant and every cannabis strain is unique in its own terpene profile. 

Concentrate

Cannabis concentrates are oils that are derived from the cannabis plant. Cannabis concentrates often hit between 60-80% in THC potency. Concentrates maintain terpenes from the marijuana plant thus adding to the overall cannabinoids being absorbed, natural taste involved, and controlling your overall high. 

Kief

Kief has much higher levels of THC than you find in regular buds. It can have around 50% THC making it about twice as strong as a regular flower. 

This beautiful concoction of kief, concentrate, and premium cannabis leads to high THC potencies between 50-90%. 

How To Smoke Caviar Weed

Caviar buds have to be consumed differently than your ordinary buds. The wet/stickiness of the caviar caused by added oils makes the buds hard to light and smoke.

  • Glass Pieces: Pipes and bongs are the best way to smoke moon rocks/caviar weed without creating a huge mess. Lightly pack bowls of moon rocks into your favorite glass piece to ensure you lose as little of the moon rock ingredients as possible.

  • Caviar HATES Grinders: It can be difficult to grind up caviar due to them having a juicy coating of concentrate. It will completely gunk up your grinder and likely remove most of the caviar’s kief. Instead, break them up slowly with your fingers or cut off small pieces with scissors. 

  • Use a Hemp Wick: The consistency of moon rocks makes holding a flame to your bowl needed for longer than one would typically hold for a regular bowl of flower. Hemp wick will save you from potentially tasting way too much butane from a lighter and burning your fingers.

The Effects of Caviar Weed

Caviar weed is a highly potent cannabis product. Caviar buds are for consumers who like to indulge in high-quality THC.

The effects of caviar intensify depending on personal tolerance and the strain used in the mixture. Users not accustomed to high levels of THC cannabis tend to have more intense effects like increased heart rate and anxiety.

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Difference Between Caviar and Moon Rocks

Caviar weed and Moon Rocks are relatively new for cannabis consumers and missing out on either product would result in missing extremely powerful effects. So, what exactly is the difference between caviar and moon rocks? 

In all honesty, nothing really separates the two products. Mainly wherever you are from the kind of dictates the lingo.

  • Moon rocks are just about always coated in kief while cannabis caviar might not be.

  • Moon rocks always have a hash oil layer and kief coating.

  • Caviar always has hash oil, but may not have the kief layer.

Best Deals on Caviar Weed near Denver

LaContes is located off Washington in Denver

Current Deals on Caviar include:

Herbs4you is located in Downtown Denver

Current Deals on Caviar include:

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Frenchy Cannoli is gone. And with his passing, a gaping hole left behind in the cannabis community. Born in France is 1956, Frenchy traveled the world learning the art form of hashish of which he shared openly. His journeys took him to such hash-meccas as India, Thailand, Japan, and the Philippines where he studied and perfected their traditional extraction methods. A guru in every right, Frenchy humbly claimed there will always be more to know about this ancient art, & was ever a student of the plant. Complications from surgery he underwent on 7/18 have been cited as the cause of his death. He was only 64.

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Indica Strains for Pain

Posted by CANNASaver on Monday, 19 July 2021 in Canna Blog

If you are one of many Coloradoans who suffer from chronic aches/pain. These types of ailments challenge those who suffer from them daily. 

Modern pain solutions tend to be things such as heavy-duty painkillers. And I promise you, they absolutely can do more negative than positive

Though it should be known, pain relief from marijuana will feel different from person to person. One strain may work better for some than others. Sometimes pain relief isn’t felt enough with consuming cannabis.

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Marijuana vs Opioids

Opioids are medications typically prescribed for pain relief from nerve-related problems. These are often called painkillers. The problem that continues to rise every day in our country is that opioids are extremely addictive. 

But the light does shine...

Our Fair Lady Mary Jane offers a powerful and natural alternative to opioids (for most people, not all). Our bodies naturally make endocannabinoids and are received through our endocannabinoid system. When it comes to pain management, everyone is going to be different in terms of situation and biology. This system acts to maintain balance in our bodies. 

Masterclass Pain-Relieving Indica Strains

Alright, so we've established that marijuana can really help alleviate some of that pain you're feeling – more specifically, indica strains. So these are the best indica strains for pain (in our opinion):

Afghan Kush

Afghan Kush is a great way to begin finding pain-relieving strains. Afghan Kush is known to be amazing at removing deep nerve pains. The strain is ideal for users who prefer using cannabis medicinally while unwinding in the evening. Afghan Kush is an ultimate strain for anyone looking to relax and shake off pains.

Blackberry Kush

Blackberry Kush is a tasty, Indica dominant cannabis strain. Blackberry shines with clusters of trichomes. This strain is the epitome of indicas with a powerful couch-lock feeling. This feeling also provides a happy, relaxed mindset, blissful euphoria, which leads to sleepiness. The delicious strain helps best for those who suffer from chronic pain or insomnia.

Bubba Kush

Bubba Kush is a legend among smokers. This wonderful indica strain has a classic rich flavor when smoked and is well-known for its relaxing full-body effects. For this reason, Bubba Kush is also known as a sleeping pill. Bubba Kush also aids with lowering stress.

Death Star

Fear not, this Death Star will only fire lasers of bliss and relief. Not so sure what those pesky Rebels were yelling about.

Death Star is typically high in THC. Consumers can expect a blast of euphoria which promotes a state of blissful relaxation for hours. This force-yielding strain can also help with depression. 

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9LB Hammer

Like a powerful blow from Thor’s mighty hammer itself, 9lb Hammer is a heavy-hitting sedative, helping those who suffer from insomnia for years now. The strain clocks in between 20-23% THC.

9lb Hammer is a fruity indica that can help alleviate high doses of stress/pain in no time at all. As its name states, 9lb Hammer has heavy effects that last for a while. The strain promotes feelings of euphoria and crushes insomnia like it was nothing!

Master Kush

Master Kush is one of the more known Indica strains for sleep. The experience of Master Kush is often noted as helping with chronic pains in the body. With high THC levels, this strain is extremely potent and can catch you off guard. Not necessarily for first-timers.

Northern Lights

Like a shimmering aurora borealis, Northern Lights is a strain well-known for pain relief/relaxation. The strain is known for giving users a couch-lock and full mental relaxation.  Northern Lights is the perfect strain to unwind after your day. 

Because of its popularity, Northern Lights isn’t typically too hard to find. The strain has the ability to ease insomnia, anxiety, depression, and stress. 

White Widow

White Widow is my absolute favorite strain. Seriously, if you can try it, do it! It’s famous for a reason.

White Widow is typically used by those who have chronic pains, insomnia, or anxiety/depression.  commonly used by patients with pain and also with insomnia and anxiety. White Widow delivers the consumer into a sense of euphoria. This allows you to feel comfortable/happy as you fall asleep.

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Best Deals on Indica Strains near Denver

You're not going to have a hard time finding any variation of the above-mentioned indica strains at ANY of our featured stores, but we will be updating deals on all indica strains below, so check back frequently, as we'll update:

Altitude Organic is located in Colorado Springs

Current Deals on Live Resin include:

Mile High Green Cross is located in Downtown Denver

Current Deals on Live Resin include:

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Wax Edibles

Posted by CANNASaver on Friday, 16 July 2021 in Canna Blog

Homemade edibles have always been made the old-fashioned way - with marijuana flower or trim. The green tint and strong marijuana flavor in cannabis-infused butter are a result of this process.  But cannabis concentrates are the fastest-growing product sector on the cannabis market. Types of concentrates range from BHO to live resin. For some stoners, crafting an edible infusion is a right of passage – wax edibles.

Due to their large THC potency, cannabis concentrates are becoming a popular and effective ingredient in high-potency edibles.

Let’s get our heads in baking mode (pun intended) and look at what exactly wax edibles are.

edibles made with wax

Let’s Concentrate on the Edibles

Edibles rarely make it into the cannabis concentrate conversation. Much like dabs, edibles provide a long-lasting, potent high depending on the dose. The biggest difference between dabs and edibles is the onset time. 

If smoked/vaped, your high will kick in almost instantly. However, eat an edible and your high may take up to two hours to even reveal itself. But, edibles offer a strong, unique marijuana experience. 

Though they have an onset time between 30-90 minutes (depending on your metabolism), these tasty treats can last anywhere from 6-8 hours. Compared to smoking/dabbing lasting between 1-3 hours.  Infused drinks are known to hit much faster between 20-30 minutes. 

It does not take much of an edible to get a desired high. With this, comes a bit of caution. Start with low doses and be patient. Overeating edibles can cause a bad time, especially in those new to cannabis.

When the edible begins to digest, THC forms into a different byproduct in the liver making a chemical 2.5x stronger than regular THC. This chemical is known as Delta-9 THC.

More Potent Edibles? Is That Even Possible?

In 2013, it was reported that cannabis wax contains 80 percent THC with effects so hallucinogenic that consumers have been sent to the hospital from just one dab of the stuff.

Though not too common, you can make edibles with your marijuana concentrates. You can use concentrates instead of cannabutter/oil. Make sure to "decarb" your cannabis concentrates before infusing them. Decarbing is huge for converting THCA into THC. After the decarbing process, THC has its psychoactive effects which we all know and love.

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Best Waxes For Edibles

Alright, if you're going to make wax edibles, here are some of the best concentrates to use for that.

Distillate

Known for its high potency and being decarboxylated, Distillate is the perfect flavorless and scentless concoction for a fat component of your chosen recipe.

RSO

Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) is great for edibles due to its ease of use. RSO requires no decarboxylation step and can be directly added to recipes. 

Sugar Wax

Any entourage-like benefits contained in cannabis oils are not typically present in distillate. More solid-like concentrates such as sauce, live resin, budder, and sugar wax have the potential to contain large amounts of THCA. Which becomes THC.

Concentrate On Your Menu

Most cannabis concentrates can be used to medicate your food, and the main variables of potency, flavor, perfume and viscosity can all be managed with relative ease.

For example, Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) is a full-spectrum extract which means it contains the botanical essence of the whole plant. CO2 and BHO extracts are mainly flavorless.

Certain cooking oils are more effective carriers for THC. For example, dairy fats are less stable than vegetable oil (like olive oil) and are less likely to melt in a way that ensures even dosing throughout. MCT oil is an excellent flavorless carrier but its low smoke point makes it less skillet-friendly than virgin coconut oil or canola. Examine your recipe to learn which oil or infusion method will be most effective.

Cooking With Wax

Alright, Chef...we know you can make some great banana pancakes, but when you introduce cannabis/concentrates to the kitchen, there are a few things to consider:

Decarboxylate Concentrates When Necessary

Before cooking, you’ll want to be sure that your concentrate is decarboxylated. This converts non-intoxicating THCA into the euphoric THC we all know and love.

Higher temperatures are more likely to eliminate valuable cannabinoids and other compounds, so decarbing low and slow is generally the best way to go.

To make cannabutter/oil
Warm butter up to around 200 degrees Fahrenheit and measure the temperature with a probe. Allowing the heat of the butter to heat up the wax, continue to stir until it is fully mixed. If the butter begins to harden too early, add warm water to the mix. Placing the bowl in the fridge, the butter and water will separate as the butter cools, making it easy to remove. 

Dosing

The main goal when consuming highly potent, wax edibles is to have as much fun as possible by taking things slow and low. Edibles are highly known to be difficult to dose.

Things to consider, some numbers for the scientists:

  • The weight of your concentrate (in grams)

  • The potency of the concentrate (% THC or CBD)

  • The number of servings the cooked dish yields (i.e. “makes a dozen cookies”)

edibles made from wax

Benefits of Wax Edibles

It’s time to open your mind up to the potentials of weed — it’s more than just a joint or a bowl. 

  • Higher Potency
    Cannabis concentrates are typically incredibly high in cannabinoid levels. Reaching 90% THC and CBD. They also provide terpenes.

  • Reduced Herb Flavor
    Cannabis tends to have a bit of a grassy/earthy taste when used in edibles. Concentrates in edibles eliminate the issue by adding potency without plant material.

  • Healthiest Option For Your Lungs
    Eating cannabis or using tinctures is always going to be better for your lungs than smoking it is. The fact is, smoking anything creates combustion, and the combustion creates harmful toxins and carcinogens which we then inhale into our lungs. On top of that, 88 percent of the combusted smoke gases from marijuana don't even contain cannabinoids.

In the end, edibles are also a health-conscious way to get high, protecting your lungs from toxins and carcinogens found in smoke.

If you’re interested in your body’s overall health, chances are you are exploring the health benefits of CBD.

With the option to add CBD into your daily diet, you may find relief of pain and anxiety, allowing you to better concentrate on your day’s tasks. 

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Late Night Dispensary Near Me

Posted by CANNASaver on Thursday, 01 July 2021 in Canna Blog

Are you traveling to Colorado? Are you getting off work late? Or did you wait until the last possible second to buy your favorite herbs? 

As the state continues to gather many canna-tourists from around the country or even those interested in giving marijuana a try, “when in Rome”, so to speak. With dispensaries often closing at 8 pm, most people seem to find convenience in that timeframe. But did you know that many dispensaries in the area have a closing time later than 8 pm?

Colorado marijuana laws state that all cash transactions must be completed no later than 12 am on the dot. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the late night dispensaries near you, no matter where you are in Colorado.

Dispensaries Open Late in Aurora

Aurora is second only to Denver in being Colorado’s biggest city. Dispensaries have continued to help Aurora thrive and make marijuana a community helper. Dispensaries found around Aurora typically are open till 10 pm. This gives plenty of time to those needing to find your cannabis a little later in the evening.

Deals on products in Aurora include:

LOVA

Dispensaries Open Late in Boulder

If you happen to find yourself in the Boulder area, a few dispensaries happily await you, staying open until 9 pm.

Deals on products in Boulder include:

High West Cannabis

Dispensaries Open Late in Colorado Springs

Located 60 miles south of Denver is Colorado Springs. If you find yourself in the Springs trying to buy recreational cannabis, you should know that the city is medical purchase only. The closest dispensaries you will find to buy recreational buds are located only 15 mins away in Manitou Springs. These dispensaries are often open until 9 pm. With Maggie’s Farm open until 11:45 pm.

Deals on products in Manitou Springs include:

Maggie’s Farm

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Dispensaries Open Late in Denver

In recent years, The Denver City Council began to allow dispensaries the ability to be open until 10 pm.

The Stone

The Stone Dispensary is open until 9:50 pm every day with some amazing buds to choose from.

Deals Include:

The Lodge 

The Lodge Cannabis is open till 10 pm every day. This is one of the more optimal dispensary locations for those who arrive through DIA. 

Deals Include:

Rocky Mountain High 

Rocky Mountain High can be seen scattered around Denver. Open till 9 pm Monday-Thursday and 10 pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

Deals Include:

Pure 

Pure is open till 10 pm daily, With 4 locations around Denver. 

Deals Include:

Mary Jane’s House

Mary Jane’s House Dispensary is open until 9 pm daily. It is also a dispensary conveniently near the airport. 

Deals Include:

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Dispensaries Open Late in Trinidad

Trinidad is quite the destination for Colorado’s cannabis tourism. Most dispensaries in the area tend to stay open between 9-9:45 pm every day.

Deals on products in Manitou Springs include:

Freedom Road

Faragosi Farms

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Vaping vs. Smoking

Posted by CANNASaver on Monday, 28 June 2021 in Canna Blog

By now, I’m sure you’ve heard of vaping or are vaping as you read this. If not, you’re wondering, what is vaping? Vaping is often seen as the modern alternative to actually burning a bowl. Being a relatively new marijuana byproduct, vaping vs smoking marijuana has become an interesting topic between canna-connoisseurs and newbies alike.

Going head-to-head, we are going to look at the methods of cannabis consumption and decide which is better – Vaping or Smoking? 

vaping vs smoking

The Device Known As A Vaporizer

Vaping has risen high above the clouds in which they were formed, providing a superhero high compared to regular marijuana flower smoking. 

Vaporizers are known as the most efficient way to smoke marijuana. Vaporizing cannabis works by heating THC to a temperature between 250-400 degrees Fahrenheit which creates the titular vapor by creating high concentration cannabinoid steam.

Vaping is an amazing way to enjoy your favorite cannabis with little-to-no smell. 

The Volcano continues to reign supreme as far as dry herb vaporizers are concerned. Though initially expensive (between $250-600), it will help you get the most out of smoking your weed with the ability to re-burn vaped weed a couple of different times. These things also last a long time. 

If you're on a budget, there are plenty of vaporizer accessories and vape deals available through our website.

Vaping vs Smoking: Which Gets You Higher?

Recent studies have found that vaporizing your favorite marijuana does factually provide a grander high than smoking.

People who the studies followed had their health monitored such as blood drawn, blood pressure monitored, and heart rate monitored during different smoke sessions. When vaporized, marijuana can produce grander overall effects than smoked marijuana. Vaping has been reported to make people feel much higher than smoking regularly. 

Dosage for dosage, cannabis buds when smoked doesn’t compare to vaping.  

Vaping vs Smoking: Health Benefits

Though vaping is technically “healthier”, eating edibles is the only true way to consume marijuana without resulting in any bodily damage. Well-built vaporizers are designed to maintain that vapor only passes through materials like quartz or ceramic. They avoid plastics, glues, or rubber near vape heating elements.

Many medical patients have problematic respiratory systems and their lungs may be highly irritated by smoke, so they often find relief in vapor inhalation. 

Disadvantages of Vaping

  • Bit of a learning curve: adjusting settings, general maintenance, and learning about proper temperatures. These can be trickier for older folks due to the curve so discretion is advised. If you are not inclined to learn about a new device, it may be best to stay away.

  • There are concerns about random devices on the market. Do lots of device research and try to stick with well-received brands.

  • Inhalation of smoke of any kind into your body isn’t necessarily good for your lungs. Smoke still contains particles that can create lung issues. 

  • Long-term effects in terms of vaping are still pretty darn new. Long-term effects associated with vaping in any way are yet unknown. Black market/ street dealers don’t always sell up-to-par cartridges. These cartridges are often known as the vapes that killed people containing vitamin E and propylene glycol. 

  • You possibly might get way too high.  Just like with smoking, it is possible to get way too high if you vape too much, which can be incredibly off-putting when wanting a good cannabis experience. Go slow

Smoking vs Vaping: Effects on Lungs

Novice consumers also tend to prefer vaporizing because the vapor can be inhaled in short puffs rather than deep breaths. Additionally, people appreciate the added benefit that it is more discreet to use a vaporizer.

Even though vaping may be considered better for you, whether it be weed, tobacco, or any other smoking substance, inhaling smoke of any kind is bad for your lung health.

The ugly truth about our precious cannabis flower comes in the method needed to activate the glorious THC: Combustion. 

When sparking up a bowl of glorious green flower, many stoners have experienced you tend to cough up unwanted inner mucus. Smoke tends to be harsher than a hit from a vaping device.

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Vaping: Pros Vs Cons

The PROS

  • Discreet: One of the most appealing aspects of vaping marijuana is that it doesn’t produce as much of an odor, especially at lower temps. In addition, vaping smells a lot less than smoke, so it’s a smart option if you’re trying to fly high under the radar.

  • More pronounced flavor: Vaping typically produces a more pronounced flavor than smoking. You taste the individual terpenes and cannabinoid profiles of each strain more distinctly, whereas smoking obliterates the taste and subtle nuances between strains. But, keep in mind that the flavor will significantly diminish towards the end of the sessions.

  • Control over temperature: Most weed vaporizers have adjustable heat settings that give you control over the temperature throughout your session. It takes a bit of trial and error to find the best temperature for vaping weed but it can produce a range of effects from mellow and uplifting to a more intense euphoric experience.

  • Efficiency: Vaporizing weed allows you to extract the cannabinoids from your dry herb slowly and effectively. You can often get multiple sessions from a single pack. Already vaped bud, or ABV, can also be used to create edibles and tea, or even as an emergency smoke or vape. On the other hand, when you combust weed, it turns to ash and is no longer valuable or even a thing.

  • No lighter/matches required: Vaporizers don’t require an external heat source, so you’ll never have an incident where you’re stranded with weed and no lighter. 

The CONS

  • The learning curve: Unlike smoking, there is a significant learning curve with vaping cannabis. It takes experience to learn how to vape weed properly, getting the right grind and pack, learning to adjust the settings, and how to inhale from your device.

  • Requires general maintenance: Vaping marijuana requires a bit of maintenance versus smoking it. Keeping your vaporizer clean and in top shape is essential to its performance. After every few sessions, it is imperative that you clean your vape — but this is similar to having glassware.

  • Typically requires a grinder: Most vaporizers don’t function properly without a medium to fine grind. This calls for a good grinder, especially if you’re using a portable vape that runs on conduction heating (which the vast majority do). Grinding increases surface area and allows all of the cannabinoids and terpenes to be extracted from the plant more efficiently.

  • Not cheap: A solid device for vaporizing cannabis isn’t cheap. There are a few decent inexpensive vapes out there, but they typically run upwards of $100. Luckily, they save you money in the long since vaporization is a more efficient method.

  • The device MUST be charged or plugged in: You won’t need a lighter, but if your device isn’t charged or near a wall socket, then you’re out of luck. The good news is that when it is fully charged, most portable vapes can provide several sessions before needing a recharge.

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Smoking: Pros Vs Cons

The PROS

  • Smoking is a ritual: The entire process of rolling, packing, smoking can become almost ritualistic at times. It can be difficult for some to break this routine.

  • More intense effects: Smoking dry herb can more quickly create intense and euphoric effects. The extreme temperatures of fire immediately release all of the cannabinoids responsible for this more sedative effect such as THC in addition to THCv.

  • Standard investment required: Smoking doesn’t require as much of an investment upfront unless you are buying a big fancy glass piece. It’s so much cheaper to just buy some rolling papers, which prevents a lot of smokers from delving into vaping.

  • No learning curve: Smoking is simple and doesn’t require a lot of practice. Anyone can light up a joint or bowl, and it’s easy to know when your session is over. Vaping pot is more complex and requires a bit of experience and knowledge.

  • Low maintenance: There is some general maintenance involved with pipes or bowls, but they typically don’t require as much effort as cleaning a vaporizer. Joints, on the other hand, are relatively low maintenance, aside from having to roll them.

The CONS

  • Risks associated with combustion: The reality is, although weed smoke is said to be less harmful than tobacco smoke, it’s still smoke! There is a common misconception that although smoking tobacco is bad for you, smoking marijuana isn’t. When any plant matter is combusted it produces tar, carcinogens, and other by-products like toluene, naphthalene, and benzene. This is an unavoidable consequence of smoking, not to mention the hazards of second-hand smoke and using an open flame.

  • Less control: There isn’t much you can do to control the effects of smoking. You can find a strain with less THC, take smaller puffs, or roll your joint a little tighter, but that’s about it. Vaping gives you a lot more control over the overall experience.

  • Not as efficient: Smokers tend to burn through their stash quicker than people who vape it. Once you smoke a joint or a bowl, it’s gone. When you vape it, the herb is cooked much slower, giving you more opportunity to extract every last drop of THC.

  • Stronger odor: Smoke can be detected from much further away and it lingers for longer than vapor. It’s not even close! When you vape weed, it has an aroma, but it doesn’t have the same burnt smell and it dissipates quicker, especially after airing out the room.

The Verdict?

The winner… well, that’s up to you, really. It's all personal preference.

If you’re looking for a safer, discreet way to smoke, or if you are a medicinal marijuana patient, vaping might be best for you. But, if you seek to get completely blazed, smoking is a cheaper route.

Ultimately, the choice is yours my dear friend, but keep an open mind and if you haven’t tried vaping weed, try it.

You may enjoy it.

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Wax Dabs

Posted by CANNASaver on Thursday, 24 June 2021 in Canna Blog

Cannabis concentrates are becoming a staple to the marijuana industry. With marijuana use increasing around the country, more people are aware of “dabbing” or “dabs” With 7/10 around the corner to celebrate marijuana’s “OIL” products such as wax, shatter,  hash oil, and live resin. Whether you're a newer consumer or an old-school consumer being introduced to the term dabbing, you may have questions.

Dabs come in several different sizes, shapes, and ultimately, forms. Dabbing can reference many kinds of THC concentrates; from shatter to live resin. But today, we’re going to look at my favorite concentrate known as a wax dab.  

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The Titular DAB

A dab can essentially be seen as the measurement to which people dose out their marijuana concentrates. Depending on their consistency, these marijuana concentrates are also commonly referred to as wax, shatter, live resin, etc. These kinds of concentrates are heated on a hot surface, a banger/e-nail, and then inhaled through a bong-like device known as a dab rig. The term has been used for about a decade or so. 

Dabs are made by pouring butane over marijuana. This process allows the THC to leave the marijuana plant and dissolve into the butane leaving a gummy, somewhat solid product that contains high amounts of THC.

What is This?! Wax Made From Bees?!

Wax, despite its name, is not made from beeswax. This type of marijuana gets its name from the concentrate’s texture and appearance. Varying between being relatively gooey being incredibly brittle; wax has an opaque appearance that appears throughout.

Depending on moisture, temperature, and techniques used to extract wax; the concentrate can take on many different forms in the outcome. When the wax is a gooier wax, that tends to be a budder. The other end of that breeds consistencies like crumble.

sugar wax

Different Types of Wax

BHO - Butane Hash Oil, extracts various cannabinoids. Extracting wax, using BHO, is a way to cultivate leftover parts on the marijuana plant remaining after trimming; like leaves or stems. This is why it's cheaper and easier to find.

BUDDER - Considered the cleanest and most wanted wax concentrate. Budder closely resembles butter you would put on toast. Budder is smooth in texture and a highly potent concentrate often hitting 90% THC potencies.  The process is a difficult one due to the process requiring strenuous whipping during the extraction process.

CO2 - solvent-free and tends to be pricey. Produced without toxins, while retaining terpene flavors. Extraction is pricey due to needing specialized equipment. But delivers in terpenes and cannabinoids.

CRUMBLE - Crumble is made from BHO. Crumble is made during the process of purging oil in a large vacuum oven. In the process, the extraction develops a soft consistency but maintains an extremely brittle consistency which can crumble when being prepared. Crumble is a favorite for vaporizers.

PHO - Propane Hash Oil, is an extraction method using propane instead of butane. Everything else is pretty much the same. Some people prefer it because it can be made into a pretty good budder (kind of creamy/buttery concentrate) with vigorous whipping. Experienced PHO makers note that, depending on the strain, it’s possible to get more terpenes and fewer residuals by using propane.

WAX -  Resembles honey which is where it gets its name. Wax concentrates have a very high content of THC and other cannabinoids (much higher than regular buds or trim runs) and need to be handled carefully. If you’re not used to vaporizing something so potent, the best advice I can give you is to start slow.

wax dab rig

How To Dab That Concentrated Wax

Unlike smoking a bowl, you are going to need a specific set of tools. Tools that will make any wax concentrate cower in fear of you.

TOOLS:

  • Dab rig - A small, bong-like smoking apparatus 

  • Nectar collector - A straw-like smoking device

  • Vape Pen - Concentrate vaporizer

Some consistencies of concentrate are easier to consume using all the various ways. Brittle/crunchy concentrates, like shatter, are easier to smoke when dropped onto a hot banger. It’s also worth noting that the higher the temperature you burn the nail, the much more harsh your smoke will be. When temperatures remain lower, the more flavor and cloud production.

When using a Nectar Collector, specifically designed trays/dishes are a must. These kinds of products are made out of glass, quartz, or silicone. After putting a small dab onto the container, blowtorch the tip of the collector. While heated, drag the hot nail across the wax while sucking through the mouthpiece. 

Health and Dabbing Wax

Dabbing wax is arguably one of the healthiest ways to smoke marijuana, although there haven't been too many studies quite yet. For us, it is a bit lighter on the throat and lungs (depending on how hot you prefer to dab).

Benefits of Dabbing

Cannabis enthusiasts will find some advantages to dabbing if they maintain clean and tested products. Dabbing is known for its quick onset time and lasting powerful effects on the user. For those who deal with chronic pains, use dabbing as a guaranteed way to obtain swift, effective bodily relief.

When properly made, dabs can be a product that’s much easier on the lungs than a typical cannabis flower. When smoking, burnt buds create resin which isn’t great for your lungs. Concentrates tend to destroy most unwanted resins while providing terpenes and other helpful cannabinoids into your body.

Dangers of Dabbing

Now for the bad news. Dabbing is, in fact, more dangerous than normal for the average smoker. To those unfamiliar with dabbing, heating a banger with essentially a flamethrowing lighter may appear dangerously off-putting. Though as tech moves forward, devices like an e-nail are eliminating the use of crazy torches. And trust me, I’ve burned many things (including my actual body) that I most certainly didn’t want or intend to.

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Deals on Wax In Denver

The Lodge has two dispensaries locations in downtown Denver.

Current deals on WAX are:

Herbs 4 you is located in the Capitol Hill Area.

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Chronic Therapy has a location in Wheat Ridge and Cortez.

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Chronic Creations Wax 4G Bucket for $46
Chronic Creations Wax 4G Bucket for $46
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$6.99 2 Full Gram Joints
$6.99 2 Full Gram Joints
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$26.21 Lebanese / Moroccan Hash
$26.21 Lebanese / Moroccan Hash
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Med - $280/oz Wax & Shatter
Med - $280/oz Wax & Shatter
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