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Join the War on Expensive Drugs

Posted by CANNASaver on Saturday, 04 December 2021 in Canna Blog

Ok so maybe it's a bit dramatic. But it's true. And it's what CANNAPAGES has been about since our inception 2009 -- saving money on marijuana by sharing dispensary weed deals with the (cannabis) world. None of us are old enough to have voted for Ronald Reagan, but if we had, we would have been pretty pissed at ourselves.

So how do you "Join the War on Expensive Drugs" then, you might ask? To respond, we'd say directly "it's easy as shit". All you have to do is use this website. That's it. Telling your friends about it wouldnt hurt, unless you're that dude with every kind of marijuana strain, wax concentrate, and edible to try under the sun who wants to keep his sources a secret. In that case, you'd also be kind of a dick. But do as you will! We don't judge.

Just to be brutally honest, the goal of this article is so that if you're in Denver at some point over the next few months, and you saw our billboard, and you would google'd "Join the War on Expensive Drugs" you would see something besides semi-lame bootstrapped YouTube docs (you're welcome) about the actual war on drugs. And yes we lumped all concentrates into "wax concentrates" in the last paragraph so we could link to that page -- and typed about it here again so we could link to it again. We also know there are more types of concentrates than wax, but that's not what the majority of you are searching for. Sorry. (We're really not.)

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Lookah Ice Cream Brings On the Toast

Posted by CANNASaver on Thursday, 02 December 2021 in Wacky Racky

Lookah really has cornered the market on smoking for dummies. If you want to dab, they have their Seahorse Pro for dummies. Now they've added a dry herb vaporizer called Ice Cream.

First off, let me tell you, this dummy is apparently blue-purple color blind. Factory preset is Half Baked when I thought it was set to Lightly Toasted. It only took me 10 test sessions to figure out why my eyeballs kept escaping their sockets. Or why my nose and lips had temporarily vacated my face.

Lookah Ice Cream Vaporizer

I gave the Ice Cream to my two toughest vaporizer critics to test. Both Hubby and Thing 1 weren’t quite as riveted. "This still isn't the same as smoking a pipe," they both said.

Here I was, sitting completely blasted, and these two were acting like pipe snobs. If I hadn't been locked to the couch I probably would've bonked them in the heads with my rubber chicken. So I shot them with laser eyes instead and just shook my head.

Once my brain processed a retort I piped up and challenged, "Next time let me crank the heat up to Fully Baked, this is just Lightly Toaaassted. Oh shit, no it's not! No wonder my face has been misplaced, this was Half Baked!"

So for their next session I set it to Fully Baked (white light) and handed it over. Needless to say Thing 1 doesn't want to give my Ice Cream back now. To him it hit just like his pipe without as many coughing fits. He is in love!

Even old-school hubby said, "That's the closest I've seen a vaporizer get to a pipe." And while that may not seem like a glowing recommendation, it truly is, coming from that old man.

Pros:
Easy to use
Easy to change heat setting
Cleaning mouthpiece is easy
Unit outer heat
Price

Cons:
Battery doesn't last long (3 - 4 min sessions on one charge)
Cleaning oven concerns
Clumsy loading

In a Nutshell:
I have mixed feelings about this vaporizer. I love the overall use. Fill it, turn it on, select temp. When it vibrates, start hitting it until it vibrates to turn off. No holding down any buttons or trying to figure out when to start hitting it.

Loading is a little clumsy and it's hard to tell how full it is. Just use a rolling tray to catch any spillage as you fill the oven. Or use an old medicine bottle to dump herb in. I prefer the medicine bottle versus the pinch method.

I was impressed by how quickly this vaporizer reached its set temp. This unit also stays a lot cooler than most I have tested. Even after a few back-to-back sessions with the family.

Changing temperatures is super easy too. Just click the power button once. Click again to go up one more. I start my session on green to get all the wonderful tasting terps. Then after about 90 seconds I change it to purple for that half baked pain relief setting. No complications whatsoever.

My concern is over the cleaning. There is no way to get into the chamber to really clean it between uses or to give it a really good one every other day. So I worry about tar build-up over time clogging up the oven. Personally I clean the oven with an alcohol Q-tip every evening or as needed.

Getting the spent herb out of the oven with the pick tool is a little challenging too. The floating screen in the oven is a little weird to work around. It can sometimes flip the spent herb into what I assume is the heating element? So I end up blowing it out, which sometimes gets spent herb all over! Not fun!

The mouthpiece also has a screen under the plug cap. This screen is removable, while the one on the oven is not.

The mouthpiece screen is probably where most of the tar will land, and thankfully, it’s super easy to clean. I just wish Lookah would've included some replacement screens in the box. Make sure to clean the plug, screen and mouthpiece often (daily or every-other-day depending on how often you use it). It will otherwise clog with tar and some herb that escapes the oven chamber.

The battery doesn't last long. I am sure the number of sessions one can get on a charge also depends on what heat setting you choose. On the highest (White - Fully Baked) it is 3 full sessions. Charge time is 2-2.5 hours. This is not a terrible performance if using solo. 

You need to remember this isn't a Pax or DaVinci IQ2--and it costs a fraction of the price. Comparably, battery life on the DaVinci is phenomenal for instance, and its many features like  easy dosing and sleek app constitute the higher value.

However, at just $80, the Lookah Ice Cream won't break the bank like those more advanced units. This is a sure-fire roast perfect for anyone whether new to medical or recreational cannabis or a seasoned veteran.

Drawbacks were otherwise insignificant. I was hoping the name Ice Cream meant the vape would somehow be cooler than normal but it really wasn't. Overall the unit was cooler (even the mouthpiece) than most others, and that's a huge plus. The manual also suggests the light will turn from red to green when fully charged. My light turns blue. No, not blue-green color-blind either. When you cycle the temperatures note how green the green light is. Nope, my fully charged light is blue. 

What I did find wonderfully surprising about this vaporizer was the taste. Comparing terp taste between the DaVinci and Ice Cream, hands down, Ice Cream is the winner here.

Due to price and ease of use I still give this unit 5 out of 5 stars. It doesn't make the wow list or get the Wacky Racky seal of approval, but it gets pretty darn close.
 

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A Guide to the Different Types of Wax Dabs: What They Are and Why You Want Them 

As research into cannabis accelerates, thanks to changing public sentiment and subsequent legislation, companies are not only discovering new compounds, properties, and uses for this amazing flora, but they’re also finding new and exciting ways to process it for consumption, including various types of wax dabs. 

What Are Wax Dabs?

Although concentrates are thought to have been around since about the 1940s and dabs were first invented back in the ‘70s, this type of consumption remained relatively niche for decades. This was perhaps because dabs are considered difficult and potentially dangerous to produce, depending on the form of extraction used. 

Today, concentrates are considered to be an ideal way to enjoy the many benefits that cannabis has to offer in an incredibly potent, cost-effective way. 

Of course, there are a lot of weed concentrates to choose from, including distillates, oils, live resin, caviar, crystalline, wax, and more. There are also several different types of wax dabs. 

If you’ve heard of dabbing and you’re interested in giving it a try, here’s what you need to know to make an informed decision. 

What is Dabbing?

Even if you’re already familiar with other forms of cannabis consumption, such as smoking flower, ingesting tinctures, or sampling a wide range of edibles (candies, gummies, chocolates, baked goods, and even beverages), you might not have a good understanding of what dabbing entails. 

It starts with several different types of wax dabs, which can range from viscous oils to sticky sugar wax to creamy budder, brittle crumble, and hard shatter. 

If you know anything about cannabis plants, you know that the buds are covered with trichomes, which are tiny, crystalline structures that contain the hundreds of cannabinoids and terpenes the plant is known for. 

Dabs are concentrates created by extracting compound-laden oils from the trichomes using a wide array of processes. 

Common extraction methods involve the application of heat and pressure, washing in a water and ice bath, or via chemical processes involving solvents, like CO2 or butane, for example. 

Butane processing — used to create butane hash oil (BHO) — is among the most popular methods and is often used to create a range of wax dabs. The resulting substances contain incredibly concentrated and potent levels of cannabinoids, like psychoactive THC and terpenes. 

Whereas flower might contain about 10-20% THC, depending on the strain, dabs could have as much as 80% (sometimes more). This means that only a very small amount needs to be heated in a dabbing rig, creating vapors that are inhaled, in order to get the same effects of smoking a significantly higher volume of flower, for example. 

The Benefits of Dabbing

Before you start exploring the wide world of wax dabs, you need to understand that concentrates are incredibly potent. A little goes a long way! 

You should start with very small amounts until you understand the effects that dabbing will produce for you. Wax dabs deliver an intense experience you may not be prepared for, so it’s always best to start low, go slow, and work your way up to your desired effects. 

When you exercise caution and choose safe, tested products, you will likely enjoy several benefits with dabbing. First and foremost, you’ll get a lot of bang for your buck. Dabs may seem like they’re expensive compared to flower — especially for the small volume you receive — but because of their elevated potency, you’re sure to find that you get more for your money. 

In addition, you can get the same experience as smoking a blunt from a tiny inhale of vapor. It’s much quicker and easier than smoking, and you’ll enjoy immediate and substantial effects, such as relief, relaxation, and/or euphoria, depending on the product. 

If you’re worried about the potential health concerns and the social stigma of smoking, you want something more potent than edibles, you’re seeking fast, cost-effective options for relief, or all of the above, wax dabs could be a solution worth exploring. 

The next step is understanding what the different types of wax dabs are and what sets them apart from one another. 

Common Types of Wax Dabs

There are several forms of concentrates to choose from, but if you want to try dabbing, wax is your best option. Powdered kief or dry hash, for example, is not ideal for use with a dabbing rig, as getting it onto the tiny nail to heat it is challenging, to say the least. 

Wax dabs come in a range of consistencies, from thick liquids to hard sheets. It’s always best to try different products to see which you like.

Here’s a quick rundown of the different wax dabs and what makes each one unique. 

Oil Dabs

Cannabis oils may be consumed in a number of ways, depending on how they are extracted and refined. These viscous substances can be used for vaping, turned into tinctures that you can consume sublingually or simply ingest, or made into oil dabs, which are a bit thicker and not ideal for vaping. 

One of the most common forms of extraction is a chemical process using butane, which produces concentrates of great potency. It also preserves terpenes, unlike some other forms of extraction. 

The instrument-grade butane used for this process is purified, pressurized, and delivered at extremely low temperatures, gently separating the oils from the plant. 

When the process is complete, any residual butane is purged from the oil to create a safe, pure product that contains concentrated cannabinoids, along with all of the terpenes that deliver the aroma and flavor of the plant — not to mention the full entourage effect. 

Another reason this method of extraction is so popular is that it creates opportunities for wax dabs of different consistencies, whereas some other methods are more limited in what they produce. 

In addition to BHO, CO2 and propane are other forms of solvent extraction. There are also several forms of solventless extraction (dry-sifting, freeze-drying, ice water bath, a combination of heat and pressure, and so on). Solvent extraction tends to generate the purest, most potent products. 

Sugar Wax Dabs

When you see sugar wax, you’ll understand how it got its name. The consistency is very much like mixing a small amount of water into a pile of sugar crystals. It is much like a sugar scrub you might use on your body, where the sugar is wet, but granular, rather than dissolved. 

Although it is mostly liquid, it is very thick and sticky. This makes it great for dabbing, as it’s easy to place a small amount on the nail head for heating. 

Sugar wax is most commonly made via chemical extraction (BHO), like many other types of cannabis wax. 

THC Budder

Budder Dabs

Budder is among the most popular forms of wax because of its smooth, creamy consistency, often compared to butter. It’s not quite as sticky as sugar wax, which makes it a bit easier to work with, particularly where portioning is concerned. However, it will still stay put when you apply it to the nail in your dabbing rig. 

Budder is sometimes confused with similarly-named “badder.” While the two are actually very alike, badder is slightly more liquid. 

How can you tell the difference? While budder essentially holds its shape, like cake frosting, badder is looser and it will slowly spread. 

There are many shades of wax between viscous oil and hard shatter, and budder and badder are just two of the in-between consistencies. 

Crumble Dabs

Also made from the BHO method of extraction, crumble is far less wet and sticky than some other types of wax. As you can imagine, it gains its moniker from a drier, more brittle consistency than creamy budder. 

Crumble is not entirely dry like a powder, though. It still retains some moisture, making it similar to a crumbly cheese, like feta, cotija, or goat cheese. 

In other words, you can easily flake it apart into smaller pieces, but the crumbled bits themselves will more or less hold together. 

While budder is often considered to be the happy medium between wet products like oil and drier products like crumble, you may find the dry end of the wax spectrum easier to work with. 

It all depends on your personal preferences, which is why it’s a good idea to try different types of wax to discover what works best for you. 

THC Shatter Extract

Shatter Dabs

This BHO product is hard and brittle, like spun sugar, although it’s most often compared to a sheet of glass. It’s called shatter because you can break it into pieces, either by snapping off a corner or simply smashing it. 

Shatter is smooth, solid, stable, and easy to store, which makes it ideal for anyone who plans to make their supply last for a while. Although it’s not quite as easy to dab as budder or stickier products, it does have the distinction of being among the purest forms of concentrate available. 

With so many types of wax dabs on the market and so many appealing benefits associated with dabbing, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t consider giving dabs a try. Just make sure to start slow if you’re new to dabbing so that you can ensure a positive and enjoyable experience!


 

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Fall Weed Strains

Posted by CANNASaver on Sunday, 31 October 2021 in Canna Blog - Latest News

Well, hello again boys and girls. 

As Halloween has slipped right on past us, we arrive briskly at yet another colorful late autumn season. 

Holiday feelers are most certainly in the air, can you feel them? 

Smell them? Taste them? What if we could smoke them?

As the holiday stoners that we are, we have to celebrate robustly! 

After all, what’s the fun in smoking without a theme? Exactly.

smoking weed in fall

Marijuana Strains With That Fall Feeling

Let’s take off our Halloween costumes and look at some strains we absolutely believe will slip you into the fall season just like that pumpkin spice latte you had earlier. Admit it!

Here are our favorite fall weed strains.

Apples N Cream

Just like sipping on a warm cup of apple cider or biting into a piece of that holiday apple pie, Apples N Creme is a strain that could be deemed a dessert itself. 

With genetics from strains like Acapulco Gold, Grape Pie, and Fruity Pebbles OG, Apples N Cream will fill you with warmth.

A whiff from this strain is known to have apple/grape, creme, cinnamon, and pine notes.

fall season weed strains

Cherry Pie

Another lil’ sweetie pie of a strain, or should I say, Cherry Pie of a strain. 

Cherry Pie is a tasty cross of Durbin Poison and Granddaddy Purp. The combination of the two makes a 70/30 hybrid that is creative and relaxing at once. You’ll feel great for social gatherings which is perfect for your holiday needs. 

The high from Cherry Pie usually lasts for 3+ hours and will have you singing the song by Warrant the entire time.

DogWalker OG

This one is great for, you guessed it, taking your dogs for walks with or walks in general. 

It has a little bit of “pep” in it.
With an interesting name, DogWalker OG has a typical skunk smell and earthy classic taste. The cross is between Albert Walker and Chemdawg. 

The high feels tingly with a warm spread of euphoria. Making this strain perfect for activity on crisp, don’t-want-to-leave-the-bed fall mornings.

Ewok

Ah, yes. Everyone’s favorite little Star Wars Teddy bear. These little guys are adorable. 

Well, this warm and cuddly hybrid provides the perfect mix of easy-going vibes and buzzes of euphoria in your head. As the high progresses, Ewok will transition you slowly to more of a couch-lock high.

Gotta rake some leaves? Have a sesh on this strain, feel the buzz, get some work done, then relax as the hybrid does its thang.

Ewok is the cross between Alien Kush and Tahoe OG. This strain is known to allow tranquility to flow in your body easing any aches/pains you may have in your body. This makes this strain also perfect to combat anxiety, depression, and PTSD. 

Golden Ticket

I’ve got the Golden Ticket *Flute whistles*

Quite the strain name, eh? Must be good. 

This Golden Ticket is an evenly-split 50/50 hybrid with citrusy flavors and “skunky” smells. 

This strain is known to raise levels of creativity and will leave you floating in euphoria even on the coldest of autumn days. 

Jack Frost

Reminding us that winter is right around the corner by name, Jack Frost is a perfect strain for staying productive and funky inside.

As a descendant of Jack Herer, White Widow, and Northern Lights; expect nothing but the best. The delightfully tasting buds produce euphoria, energy, and inspiration for hours. 

Topped off with some ice-cold, trichome buds; Jack Frost will keep you going even if the weather out there is frightful.

fall weed strains

Marshmallow OG

Time to get the cocoa brewing, Marshmallow OG is here to help sweeten your fall season. 

With lineage crossed between Bubblegum and OG Kush, how could you have ever gone wrong?

With sweet/nutty tastes, Marshmallow OG has sweet smells to back its namesake. This strain is mostly indica dominant with relaxing/happy effects with some munchies on the side. So make sure you have some actual marshmallows as well. 

Pairs well with those yams that your g-maw always makes during Thanksgiving.

Purple Punch

With all the food, we are going to need something to wash it down with. 

Why not with some Purple Punch.

Purple Punch is a 90% indica strain with THC levels of 25%. The two combined make for a high that is pretty darn stoney and incredibly comfortable. 

Though, maybe not for the newbies.

Vanilla Kush

When you’ve got things being baked, vanilla is essential. This season, give Vanilla Kush a try. 

A crisp cross of Afghani Kush and Hash Plant, Vanilla Kush has sweet flavors and “skunky” smells. Vanilla Kush is known to arouse, lift spirits, and allow users to fly with euphoria. 

On top of it all, Vanilla Kush typically clocks in at higher THC percentages. Give it a try!

White Buffalo

As a pioneer on the prairie, you are in search of your white buffalo, the rare find. 

White Buffalo is oftentimes hard to find strain. 

White Buffalo is a floral/earthy bud. 

The strain is an almost pure euphoric trance with a tornado of energy and delight. 

Maybe the perfect strain just before Black Friday.

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How to Smoke Concentrates

Posted by CANNASaver on Friday, 29 October 2021 in Canna Blog

Howdy, howdy, and thanks for stopping by ye’ ole blog.  

This time on learnin’ stuff with Cannasaver, we’re going to go in on smoking and consuming different types of cannabis concentrates – more specifically, how to smoke concentrates. 

This includes but is not limited to: dabs, hash, hash oil, butane hash oil, Co2 concentrates, bubble hash, kief, shatter, sauce, diamonds, wax, budder, and probably a few more that we may not have even heard of. 

Check out hot deals on some of these different forms of tasty, dankadelic THC concentrates.

Before we tell you about how to smoke these tasty treats, let us explain some of the differences between each form of concentrate

The main difference in each style of concentrate is the way it is extracted from the plant itself.

wax concentrates

Main Extraction Methods 

The history of making dabs has a long history dating back to the earliest of civilization. 

The First Extractor 

The first recorded method of hydrocarbon extraction can be dated back to creating asphalt used in the walls and towers of ancient Babylon.  

Hydrocarbon Extraction

This method of extraction is one of the most popular and efficient ways to turn your trim or flower into a clean, potent cannabis concentrate. You may have heard horror stories of garage hash labs exploding but with the proper equipment, training, and safety protocols hydrocarbon extraction is one of the most efficient and cleanest ways to produce a variety of delectable extracts. This type of extraction is able to make a variety of different types of concentrates from wax to shatter to diamonds.

Ice Hash

This method of extraction is a great choice for producing different types of hash through a temperature and physical agitation combination to remove and collect THC from the plant matter being processed.

Co2 Extraction

Using pressurized Co2 this method of extraction makes a variety of different concentrates as well. The plant matter is placed into a stainless steel tube that is able to withstand high pressure. The Co2 gas is forced through the plant material and the THC and cannabinoids are separated and isolated to be converted into different forms of shatters and hash products.

How to Smoke your Concentrates

With so many different forms and styles of extracts choosing a method of consuming them can be a process. We are here to share some of our favorite ways to smoke those tasty extracts that send your high into orbit.

Cartridges and Batteries

In recent years there has been a major increase in the number of ways to consume Cannabis and Cannabis extracts.  

One of the most popular and convenient ways is by purchasing a cartridge that is filled with potent extracted Cannabis and terpenes. 

There are so many great flavors and potencies for all the different types of weed cartridges that you can pick from. 

Check out our deals on weed cartridges and find something new to try out. 

Using a cartridge is a great way to smoke on the go and avoid making a sticky mess that sometimes comes with other methods of consuming extracts.

Load Some Wax Onto Your Flower

This way of smoking gives you the best of both worlds. 

Tasty flavorful flower and potent terpene-filled concentrates blend together to give you a tasty smoke that is easy to do without purchasing any new smoking equipment. 

Check out our selection of wax and concentrate deals to give this method of smoking a go for yourself.

Nails and Bangers

These are two of the most popular ways that people use to smoke their shatters and wax concentrates

You will need a special glass bowl piece and downstem for your bong or bubbler.  

To smoke your wax you take a torch and heat up your glass bowl. Once the bowl has become hot enough, usually around 200-215 degrees, you place your wax onto the hot nail or glass and smoke away. This is one of the best ways to smoke your concentrates and experience the full flavor profile of the waxes and shatters that we all love so much.

sugar wax concentrates

Roll Some into a Joint

To smoke with this method you can take a piece of wax and roll it out into a small log. 

You then roll the wax log into a joint with your favorite flower and as you smoke down the joint you’ll get puffs of that wax log throughout the whole joint. 

Taking the joint to a concert and smoking down with your friends is sure to get you all higher than a giraffe's bowtie.  

We hope you learned some new information here with us today about smoking concentrates and want to go try some out for yourself.  

If you have any other ways you like to smoke down on your favorite extracts let us know!

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Stoner Birthday Party Ideas

Posted by CANNASaver on Friday, 29 October 2021 in Canna Blog

Do you or a friend have a birthday coming up? 

Are you or your friend cannabis lovers? 

Birthdays can be a fun reminder of how old you’re getting, but just because you are getting older doesn’t mean it can’t be party time!

Marijuana is a great way to get your birthday party going strong. 

These days, a lot of people prefer cannabis over alcohol for partying

You can party with all your fellow cannabis enthusiasts with no hangover in the morning

Throwing a marijuana-themed birthday party will need some time and ideas, however. 

So today, we are going to go over some great stoner birthday party ideas to get your stoner birthday party going.

Cannabis-Themed Birthday Decorations

Okay, for that weed-themed party you’ll need decorations

  • Get some cannabis leaf-shaped ornaments hanging from the ceiling. 

  • Spread out a weed-themed table cloth. 

  • If you send out invitations, send some cannabis-related cards and set the tone for the party. That way, no one will be surprised by the marijuana-themed events.

birthday weed strains

Marijuana Strains To Party With

Maybe leave any strain which causes extreme couch-lock out of the party. It won’t be any fun if everyone is a space case. 

We’re going to look at some hybrids/sativas for maximum party mode.

Some strains allow for an environment of upbeat guests filled with jokes and laughter. Let's roll with those.

Fresh out of weed? Don’t worry, we have some good birthday weed deals here.
Here are some others we recommend bringing to the party:

Chocolope

Oh, what a birthday treat! 

Sweet Chocolope is every bit as wonderful as its namesake. 

Being a cross of Chocolate Thai and Cannalope haze, Chocolope gives a sweet coffee taste with sweet after tones. 

Chocolope causes dreamy, euphoric cerebral shifts and will have the party grinning all night.

Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scout Cookies is a popular, 50/50 hybrid crossed between Durban Poison and OG Kush. Durban Poison adds nice cerebral effects with OG Kush’s mellow, relaxing vibes. 

This makes Girl Scout Cookies the perfect way to get the party dancing.

Super Silver Haze

Super Silver Haze is a fast-hitting, potent strain with long-lasting effects. 

The strain’s effects provide an uplifting and happy mindset. 

Super Silver Haze will have everyone conversing and having a grand ol’ time. 

It’s the perfect stoner birthday party idea.

Strawberry Cough

Strawberry Cough is a potent, sativa dominant strain. 

Strawberry Cough is surrounded by fragrant berry scents and berry flavors. This strain has the ability to leave you and the party as happy-go-lucky as can be. This makes Strawberry Cough ideal for meeting new people. Strawberry Cough has the ability to reduce anxiety/stress in social situations. 

weed birthday cake

Bake A Mind-Altering Birthday Cake

The birthday cake is the mainstay of every birthday party (especially after everyone has the munchies). 

A nice leaf-shaped cake infused with the best cannabis presents the opportunity to get everyone really high with a birthday classic. 

Just make sure everyone knows it has more THC in it! Maybe have another cake that’s not infused with cannabis, too, so people can stuff their faces.

Let The Canna Games Begin!

Weed-themed party games help get the party started. They’re a great stoner birthday party idea. They allow everyone at the party to get up and involved. 

They also are a great way to get everyone laughing.

Smoking Obstacle Course

Set up an obstacle course made of pillows, blankets, and anything else you can think of. 

Space depending, you can make it the size that fits the room. 

Add incentives throughout the course (things to smoke), joints, blunts, bongs, etc. 

Make some time challenges and see how silly things get.

Hotbox a Blanket Fort

Roll back the years by making a fort – AND SMOKING WEED IN IT! As we have out the blankets and pillows, let’s continue to unleash our inner child on this birthday. There’s no better stoner birthday party idea than making the birthday friend feel younger!

Depending on the blankets and pillows at hand, there are a variety of ways you can make this. Do what fits best for your area.

Make a Gravity Bong

These potent devices are easy to make and guaranteed to get everyone super high. 

Get yourself a two-liter bottle, cut off the bottom of the bottle, and unscrew the cap. 

Then, puncture a hole in the middle of the cap. Use a small amount of aluminum foil to create a bowl shape.

Finally, get a large bucket of water and place your bud in the cap bowl.

Submerge the majority of the bottle and light the herb.

stoner birthday party ideas

Have a Rolling Contest

Have some friends that claim they are the best roller? 

Have them prove it. 

For this, you’ll want to get some rolling papers and possibly some trays. 

It will at least be extremely entertaining.

Need to polish your rolling skills? Here, we teach you how to roll in 5 simple steps.

Smoke Gold

It’s your birthday, you should smoke gold if you want to! 

With all of the joints that have been passed around, the golden joint will surely stand out at the party. 

The brand, Shine has a line of smokeable 24k gold rolling papers. 

They come in cone form which makes your joint rolling easier. 

End Of The Night Marijuana Entertainment

As the party winds down, some Netflix or other such streaming will carry everyone into relaxation. 

With shows on Netflix like Disjointed, Weeds, or Shameless, everyone can get a good laugh as they become couch-locked. 

It’s a great stoner birthday party idea, as the party starts to wind down!

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Vaporizer vs Vape Pen

Posted by CANNASaver on Thursday, 28 October 2021 in Canna Blog - Latest News

We are incredibly lucky to have all sorts of devices that help us get the most out of our favorite buds. But for many, the rise of such devices can confuse consumers quickly.

Even with these bad boys existing for years, vaporizers and vape pens are often mistaken for one another. As a past budtender, I definitely have been asked probably thousands of times and it has gotten me confused when a customer is describing one of the products but calling it the others’ name.

With so many different marijuana devices appearing over the years, it may be good to check out the similarities and differences between vaporizers vs vape pens. 

vaporizer vs vape pen

The Benefits of Vaping

Some may not be into smoking flower straight from a bowl or even consuming cannabis, but are still looking for a healthier way of consuming cannabis

Well, vaping is one, for starters! 

Here’s why:

  • Easy to use: By simply hitting a button, both will provide more even doses of THC per session.

  • Less cannabis waste: Vaping typically requires less marijuana to get the kind of high you desire. Seshs are much more potent so will require less marijuana.

  • Cleaner hits: Vaping allows for more potent/cleaner hits. With no combustion, the vapor contains much fewer toxins per hit. 

  • Less smell: Marijuana flower often has a strong, skunky smell that some people cannot stand to be around. Vaping cuts out the smell by 60-75%. They put off more of a terpene smell.

Vaporizers Vs. Vape Pens by Definition

Let’s contrast these two ways of smoking by their definition, shall we?

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Vaporizers

Vaporizers (dry herb vaporizers) are made up of a vapor pathway, a heating oven for the flower, a button for temperature/on and off, and a mouthpiece. 

They are small and handheld, though are bigger than vape pens. 

These devices pack a more powerful punch in terms of energy. Vaporizers use conductive heating which allows for even burning while vaping. 

Brands like PAX and Firefly are dry herb vaporizers.

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Vape Pen

A marijuana vape pen has a defined thin, long design. 

This is why it’s known as a pen. They are made to be discreet. 

The majority of the device is taken up by the actual battery which warms the device. 

A body is there to fire the device and change temperatures.

Vape pens typically will need a cartridge (THC or CBD). The mouthpiece of a vape pen will come with the cartridge you purchase. A variable of the vape pen would be a disposable vape pen with the cartridge and battery all in one. 

When empty, you simply throw the device away. 

Similarities Between Vaporizers & Vape Pens

Now, it’s easy to get the two confused, and here are a few reasons why:

Portable

Vaporizers and vape pens are very portable. 

Being handheld, both devices are great for traveling, break times, or when convenience is needed.

Discreet

Vaporizers and vape pens are incredibly discreet. 

These devices don’t scream that you are smoking weed. This can be useful for some people.

Built To Vaporize

Fundamentally, both vaporizers and vape pens have a power source (battery). 

The battery allows the devices to heat a chamber/coil and vaporize flower, wax, oils, etc. 

Control Of Temperature

Both herb and oil vape devices have an assortment of models. 

Each one offers different temperature control ranges. Some are limited, while others provide a full range of settings.

Rechargeable 

Having lithium batteries, vaporizers and vape pens can be recharged via USB cable in most instances. 

The other type has removable batteries which go into a charging pack. 

Differences Between The Vaping Devices

So, as you can see, they are quite similar. However, here’s how you can distinguish between a vaporizer vs vape pen:

Type of Marijuana Product Vaped

The type of marijuana preparation defines the product you will want to use. 

Vaporizers are typically used for vaping actual buds. Vape pens are used when vaping THC oil cartridges. Though they do make wax/concentrate vaporizers so just be aware of what you are looking for.

Loading Process

With vaporizers, cannabis buds need to be finely ground up and placed into a heating chamber. You will also need to dump and clean out the chamber after each use. 

With vape pens, prefilled cartridges filled with THC oils can simply be screwed onto the battery. On the other hand, oil cartridges come in both pre-filled cartridges and ones you can fill on your 

Vaporizer Heating Chamber vs Vape Pen Cartridges

For the average dry herb vaporizer, a dry herb vape chamber will last forever. It gets packed and cleared similar to bowl packing. Oil vapes, on the other hand, require a battery equipped with a cartridge. Unlike chambers, the cartridge used in oil vape pens is interchangeable and replaceable.

Maintenance of Devices

Both devices are easy to maintain. Charging the battery will be the biggest thing to remember. The vaporizer will need the chamber cleaned out to keep the device vaping with good flavors. 

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Deals on Vape Cartridges In Denver

The Lodge has two dispensaries locations in downtown Denver

Current deals on Cartridges are:

Herbs 4 you is located in the Capitol Hill Area

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Rocky Mountain High has 4 locations spread around Denver

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Infused Dinner Party

Posted by CANNASaver on Monday, 25 October 2021 in Canna Blog - Latest News

 

Well, folks, it’s official – fall is in full swing, the trees are changing colors, hot cups of apple cider flow like rivers into the mugs of eagerly anticipating people, this year’s outdoor cannabis crops have been harvested, trimmed, and cured.  

If you were one of the lucky farmers to harvest a crop this year then you have probably begun to wonder what to do with all that tasty sugar trim and leafy buds that weren’t quite pretty or full enough to make the top-shelf bud jar.  

We have a great selection of weed flower deals here at Cannasaver for you to check out if you’d like to stock up and fill your pantry for the long winter months coming.  

One of the best things about fall is the feeling when you get together with your best friends and family for a tasty meal.  

Sitting around the living room and making jokes, playing games, eating delicious food with one another, these are the types of activities fall is best for.  

We at Cannasaver decided it would be a great idea to throw a cannabis-themed dinner party for just such an occasion.  

In this article, we’re going to tell you how to make cannabutter and oil to use in some of our favorite dishes that will leave you with a full belly and your head in the sky.  

The first step to creating a weed infused food dish is to extract your cannabis into something you can cook with.  

Here’s a method we love to use for making our weed butter for cookies, Rice Krispie treats, brownies, and other tasty weed treats and recipes.

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First Step to an Infused Dinner Party: Making Cannabutter and Oil

The process to make butter we use includes two major steps.  

  1. The first is to decarboxylate your cannabis by baking it in an oven at 225 degrees Fahrenheit.  

This activates the THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids to be able to bind to your oil or butter.  

  1. The second step is to take the baked cannabis and infuse it into a source of fat.  

This could either be butter or your favorite type of cooking oil.   

Follow these simple steps to complete making your infused oil or butter.

  • In a medium saucepan on very low heat, add water and butter.

  • When the butter is melted, add the decarboxylated cannabis. 

  • Mix well with a wooden spoon and cover with a lid.

  • Let mixture gently simmer for 4 hours. Stir every half hour to make sure your butter isn’t burning. If you have a thermometer, check to make sure the temperature doesn’t reach above 180°.

  • After 4 hours, strain with cheesecloth or metal strainer into a container. Let the butter cool to room temperature. Use immediately or keep in the refrigerator or freezer in a well-sealed mason jar for up to six months.

This butter method is tried and true to make some of the dankest, potent butter to be used in any number of recipes.

So now that you’ve made your butter or oil, it’s time to get to work planning a menu.  

We’ve made a sample one for you to take a peek at for some recipe inspiration or just to use for your own infused dinner party.  

So here we go, Chef, let’s dive into our version of a nice weed infused dinner party.  

Infused Dinner Party Recipes

thc infused margarita

THC Infused Margaritas

To make this drink you’ll need to pick up some THC-infused tincture to concoct this tasty beverage.

(Check out these deals on tincture).  

  • Place 1-2 cups of ice cubes in a blender.

  • Scrape 4-8 tablespoons of honey (warming the honey slightly in the microwave can make it easier to pour and distribute) into the blender along with the ice.

  • Squeeze 2-3 large limes for their juice, and add the resulting juice to the mixture in the blender.

  • Free-pour in the alcohol to reach the level of strength you desire in your margarita. Blend sufficiently until smooth. Chill margarita glasses while mixing. 

  • Dampen and dip the rims in salt if a salted rim is desired. Slice the fourth lime into thin half-slices, and put a small notch in the flesh of each slice so that it can be easily slipped over the rim of the glass.

  • Distribute margarita mixture into glasses and grate a small amount of lime zest over the top of each portion. 

  • Add your dosage of THC or CBD tincture and enjoy while they are still frosty!

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Get Baked Mac and Cheese

This isn’t your granny’s classic baked Mac and Cheese, but it will taste just as good.  

For this recipe, you’ll need to use some of the weed butter you made earlier. 

Here’s the list of ingredients you’ll want for your dish:

1/2 pound elbow macaroni

6 tablespoons cannabutter

 1/4 cup flour

 3 cups milk

 1/2 cup yellow onion, finely diced

 1 teaspoon cayenne (optional)

 1 large egg

 12 ounces sharp cheddar, shredded, divided

 1 teaspoon salt

 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 cup panko bread crumbs

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  • In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the pasta to al dente.

  • While the pasta is cooking and in a separate med/large pot, Add the melted cannabutter. Whisk in the flour and keep it moving for about five minutes over very low heat. (Do not let it boil or simmer) Make sure it’s free of lumps. Stir in the milk and onion.

  • Temper in the egg. Stir in 9 oz of grated sharp cheddar cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Fold the macaroni into the mix and pour into a 2-quart casserole dish. Top with another 3 oz of grated cheese of your choice.

  • Melt 3 tablespoons of cannabutter in a saute pan and toss the bread crumbs to coat. Top the macaroni with the bread crumbs. Bake for about 30 minutes or until topping is browned.

  • Remove from the oven and rest a few minutes before serving.

  • Serve up your Dankaroni and Cheese and enjoy! 

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Weed Brownies for Dessert

If you and your guests have made it through the margs and mac and cheese and want to finish your meal with some tasty treats, we’ve snagged a recipe for some really dank brownies to make and share with your guests.  

These are great too because if people are already too high, brownies make great take-home treats.

Here's what you’ll need to make your brownies:

8 tablespoons (1 stick) cannabutter, plus a little softened butter for the pan

3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, roughly chopped

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

Pinch of salt

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)

Chocolate chips (optional)

To cook the brownies just follow these simple steps :

  • Heat the oven to 350°F. Grease an 8- or 9-inch square baking pan with butter or line it with aluminum foil and grease the foil.

  • Combine the butter and chocolate in a small saucepan over very low heat, stirring occasionally. When the chocolate is just about melted, remove from the heat and continue to stir until the mixture is smooth.

  • Transfer the mixture to a bowl and stir in the sugar. Then beat in the eggs, one at a time. Gently stir in the flour, salt, and vanilla. Add chocolate chips. Pour and scrape into the prepared pan and bake until just barely set in the middle, 20 to 25 minutes. 

It's better to underbake brownies than to overbake them. Cool on a rack before cutting. 

  • Top the brownies with your favorite ice cream or a glass of milk and enjoy!

These are just a few suggestions of things you could prepare for a weed infused dinner party.  Our recommendation is that you and your friends do a “Pot-Luck” where everyone cooks and brings their favorite weed dish to the party.  

Stay safe and enjoy!

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Halloween Weed

Posted by CANNASaver on Friday, 08 October 2021 in Canna Blog

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It’s October and you know what that means. 

The spooky season has finally arrived and I know I’m ready to binge-watch some horror movies while smoking some good bud

Cannabis has become a great way to enhance the scary season for people. Whether it’s to enjoy devouring candy bars, watching a horror movie, or strutting around in your well-planned costume; marijuana is only going to enhance the fun you're going to have.

The following strains may sound like ghoulish monsters, but they are only going to help Halloween stay festive and let fun be had. So, looking to stock up some Halloween treats? Let’s look at some weed strains guaranteed to make Halloween a blast.

Halloween weed

Spooky Strains For Halloween

These strains are perfect for “toke or treating”:

Alien OG

Think something is out there, man? Are we alone in this universe? 

Even if you don’t think aliens exist, Alien OG may be something you wanna try as far as Halloween weed strains go. 

Alien OG is a sativa dominant hybrid. It's a perfect balance between having a nice body high and creating stimulating cerebral sensations. Since you may be out and about on Halloween, Alien OG will be a great companion for events/parties. 

Black Widow

This Black Widow’s bite isn’t poisonous. 

Experienced cannabis users will enjoy the euphoria produced by this energy-pumping sativa. Black Widow is a real candy-coated treat with its shiny, kiefy surface. 

Candy Kush

We can’t talk about Halloween without candy! 

Candy Kush is a balanced, 50/50 hybrid. 

This strain is a cross between Trainwreck and OG Kush. Candy Kush is known to produce incredible munchies. Make sure you have a big bag of candy to pair with this Halloween weed strain.

Frankenberry

This strain may just throw you back to your favorite childhood Halloween cereal

Frankenberry has a strong strawberry aroma which will immediately make your mouth water. This hybrid strain is very stimulating and allows your mind to wander. A perfect pairing for Frankenberry would be to watch a horror movie and feel the ghostly sensations of the night. With an average of 15-20% THC potency, Frankenberry is a Halloween smoke that will allow you to enjoy the night and destress. Known to provide chattiness and uplift your mood. Make sure to bring some friends along.

pumpkins smoking on halloween

Ghost OG

Ever wanted to feel like a ghost, but not die first? 

Ghost OG will provide a nice, floaty body high with a strong sense of focus. 

Need a reason to devour candy this Halloween? 

Ghost OG is the perfect strain to get your munchies on. 

Though Ghost OG is an indica dominant strain, it will induce strong giggles, energy, euphoria, and socializing after a sesh of this. 

Ghost OG is truly the perfect Halloween weed strain for telling spooky campfire stories with your friends.

Jack the Ripper

Named after the mysterious serial killer, Jack the Ripper is a sativa dominant hybrid strain. 

Jack the Ripper is the cross between Space Queen and Jack’s Cleaner. 

Jack the Ripper has an enjoyable lemon scent with a creamy and tangy taste. 

On Halloween night, Jack the Ripper will give you cerebral effects to keep you going.

Jack Skellington

This is Halloween! This is Halloween!

And who better to tell you than the Pumpkin King himself, Jack Skellington. 

It is a sativa-dominant strain crossed with Killer Queen and Jack the Ripper. 

Jack Skellington has a surprisingly pungent fuel/earthy aroma and fruity in taste. 

You can count on Jack Skellington to provide increased energy levels. If you’re experienced, this strain will elevate your Halloween experience.

Pennywise

Hello, Georgie! 

This clownish strain is a must for consumers craving a nice sedative/relaxing effect. 

Pennywise may sound quite horrifying if the demonic clown scared you but the indica heavy hybrid is 15% THC and CBD in potency. 

We all float.

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Witches Weed

Witches Weed will put a spell on you. 

And now you’re high.

Witches Weed was certainly brewed in a cauldron. 

Witches Weed’s combination of Chem D, Valley OG Kush, and Cinderella 99 make the strain a strong sativa with yummy fruit flavors. 

With a 22% THC potency, Witches Weed may not be for the inexperienced. 

The high can be unpredictable and for some, this isn’t fun.

Zombie Kush

Brains! Brains! Oh no, here come the Zombies.

Big fan of Resident Evil, Dawn of the Dead, or Walking Dead? 

This potent indica strain is a classic choice for Halloween. 

After a crazy night, Zombie Kush will allow you to just shuffle to a good horror movie, get together your candy bars for a late-night treat.

Zombie Kush will then slowly erase any stress you might have. A couch-locked body high will take control, keeping you nice and comfy until bedtime.

Halloween Weed Deals In Denver

RiverRock has a location in downtown Denver

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420 Friendly Halloween Ideas

Posted by CANNASaver on Tuesday, 05 October 2021 in Canna Blog

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Toke or Treat! A Guide to Halloween in Denver

Howdy, y’all, and welcome to the spookiest season of them all. 

The best time of the year for some and home to our favorite spooktacular, Halloween.  

With things beginning to reopen we at Cannasaver thought it would be a fine idea to inform you of some going-ons around the Denver area.  

We’re also going to tell you about some groovy weed-themed Halloween games and activities if you feel like staying at home and handing out candy to the kids.  

Light up a doobie and get your reading glasses on!

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Parties and Concerts 

If you and your posse are looking to go out and hit the town this Halloween we have tracked down some parties that are sure to be lit!  

Coloween 

This will without a doubt be one of the biggest parties in Denver for Halloween this year.  

With Halloween falling on a Sunday most events are happening on Saturday, October 30th.  

This lets everyone party hearty without having to go to work Monday morning with a hangover.  Although that doesn’t mean you can’t prove us wrong and go hard both nights!  

The theme for this party is Multi-verse.  

A theoretical reality that includes a possibly infinite number of parallel universes. 

When you look in the mirror beyond your reflection, what do you see? 

What does your reflection see? 

An intergalactic superhero? An evil villain? A space cowboy? A naughty librarian? A vampire bunny? A forest fawn?

All are welcomed at Coloween!  There will be live music, a $1500 costume contest, and drinks to be served. 

Get your tickets because this will sell out for this one so get them while you can!  

Paranormal Palace 2021

WOW!! 

Talk about a Halloween party!! 

These guys do it up over at Paranormal Palace!  They have been throwing the party for over 10 years!! The best part?  It’s all for charity.  This party has some very cool attractions.  Multiple live DJs, a $2000 costume contest, a free open bar that is included with your ticket price.  Don’t let the higher than average price tag detour you from considering this party for your Halloween celebrations!  In fact, you could check out some of our smoking hot deals on flower this month to save some money for a ticket.  Check out their event page for tickets and more details on this PARTAY!!

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Dumpstaphunk at Cervantes' Other Side

If live music and groovy boogie get-downs are more your squeeze, we recommend checking out Dumpstaphunk at Cervantes’ Other Side!  

These guys play some really stellar music to smoke to and dance with.  

The venue is smaller so you won’t have to worry about a huge crowd to spoil your high.  

There is a great bar here and it’s encouraged to wear costumes.  

Tickets can be found at the link.

Halloween Bash with the Motley 2 at The Venue

Start growing your hair out now so you can come shake it out this Halloween with Motley 2 at The Venue.  

These guys are one of the best cover bands around!  

Throwback to the ragin’ ’80s and come get down with some drinks and tokes this Halloween at The Venue.  

Costumes are encouraged but not necessary.

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Stay Home and Smoke

Maybe going out to a bar or concert isn’t your jam this year?  That’s cool too.  

There isn’t a single reason you shouldn’t feel chill about staying home and rolling one up by yourself, with some friends, or some spooky spirits that decided to stop by for the sesh.  

One game we like to play is called Sponsor a Trick or Treater.  

In this game, every time you have a kid come to your door and give them candy, you eat a piece too.  

Check out our great deals on edibles this month from Cannasaver.  

Another game you and your friends can play is called “Weed billiards”. 

Here in the game you and your friends take turns to draw the best Pot leaf you can! 

It is much harder than you would think. 

For extra fun, everyone has to ante up one weed nugget and the person who draws the best leaf gets the whole shebang.  

We do this at Cannasaver even on non-holiday celebrations! 

We hope you will enjoy the tradition as well.

Happy Halloween folks!!

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How to Trim Marijuana

Posted by CANNASaver on Monday, 04 October 2021 in Canna Blog

Well, boys and girls, it’s that time again. It’s Harvest Season! 

All that hard work and time you’ve spent growing your marijuana plant(s) to tip-top shape is about to be complete.

It’s now time for the trimming process.

Trimming marijuana flowers allows for a better-looking bud, higher potency, smoother smoke, and can eliminate mold growth.

So, if you are ready to start the next step in your harvesting, this will serve as your guide to the basics of how to trim your marijuana.

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The Importance of Trimming Your Cannabis

There are several reasons why you should trim your weed, but we’ll just tell you the biggest reasons why you should trim.

Appearance

To start, trimming allows your buds to look their best. Buds seen on our website, in dispensaries, magazines, etc. are always trimmed. This is probably how most of your weed looks.

Taste, aroma, and effects are the most important aspects of cannabis.

However, looks don’t fall far behind. After all, nothing feels as good as pulling pristine, manicured buds out of a stash jar. Trimming your flowers will transform them from rugged nugs into those worthy of a spot on the top shelf.

Aroma

Trimming allows for amazing aromas. Different strains offer a blend of unique terpenes which create the bud’s aroma.

Buds that are trimmed tend to gain a stronger/better smell and untrimmed buds tend to have a hay-like smell. 

Smoother Smoke

Trimming your marijuana majorly reduces the harshness you experience when smoking. Leaves and other plant material are much harsher on your lungs. Leaves contain more chlorophyll than buds. Chlorophyll when smoked has a more acidic feel in your throat. Trimming off the extra plant material makes your actual buds go down much smoother. 

THC Potency

Now, what you’ve all been waiting for. Trimming makes your weed stronger! Without sugar leaves, your trimmed buds will have higher potency levels of THC.

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Wet vs Dry Trimming: Which Should You Choose?

When trimming your marijuana plants, there are two ways professionals do it. That’s either wet trimming (before the buds dry) or dry trimming (after the buds dry).

Wet Marijuana Trimming

When you wet trim your marijuana, it will be done all in one sitting.

You cut down the plant, cut buds off branches, trim the buds, and place the buds on a drying rack.

You should choose to wet trim if:

  • You have high humidity (Not a worry in Colorado)

  • You want your buds to dry faster

  • If you are worried about mold

  • If there are a lot of buds drying in a cramped area

Wet trimming is a sticky process. Trichomes will get on your fingers, shears, body, etc. If you wet trim, gloves are recommended. 

Dry Marijuana Trimming

When you dry trim your marijuana, you will cut down the plant and hang the whole batch to dry for several days.

When the buds are dry, you will cut buds off branches then trim those buds. 

You should choose to dry trim if:

  • Mold isn’t a problem

  • You want buds to dry slower

  • You want your buds to be denser

Dry trimming is a lot less messy with the bud’s trichomes hardening as your weed dries. This will reduce mess though keep in mind the trichomes become much more fragile when dry. Handle with care.

Tools You Will Need For Trimming

Gloves

When trimming, gloves are your best friend.

Gloves keep the plant resin off your hands, keeping them from getting incredibly sticky.

The gloves will also keep your hand juices off the cannabis.

Scissors

You will definitely be using a pair of scissors. Any grower will tell you, “get a good pair”.

Fiskars scissors are a common standard in the industry. Fiskars scissors are good (for experience) because they are very sharp, thin, and spring open after each snip.

Containers

You will need 3 jars. These containers will help you differentiate trimmed, untrimmed, and various trim you want for later.

Tray (optional)

Trimming WILL make a mess. Some trays will prevent mess/spillage from getting all over your floor. This is also convenient if you plan on making something out of your trimmings.

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Step By Step: How to Trim Marijuana

  • Set up your weed-trimming area: Give yourself room. This would also be a good time to set up a movie, TV show, or music. Trimming can feel extremely tedious very quickly. You will absolutely want to be comfortable. You will be here for a while. Strap on your gloves and grab your shears.

  • Cut a branch off your plant: Now that you’re all ready to go, cut a branch off your plant and lay it on your tray/table/surface.

  • Trim fan leaves: Fan leaves are those large leaves that have five distinct points. Like a weed logo. Fan leaves can be pulled with your fingers or clipped. 

Note: Some choose to clip fan leaves after the curing process. This will slow down the drying process but will then produce more flavorful buds.

  • Trim sugar leaves: The sugar leaves emerge from the buds themselves. Only their tips are typically visible. Use your scissors to cut these off.

  • Leave to cure: For curing, store your finished buds in a container. You will want an airtight glass jar to preserve flavors and aromas. The curing process typically takes two weeks to a month.

So, now you may think that trimming your buds is an absolutely dreadful experience but to smoke those buds, we have got to trim. With proper trimming, a much bigger yield of smokable weed will be available to you.

Trimming is a skill you will only acquire through practice and more practice.

Hopefully, with this information, you will be able to harvest successfully.

Happy harvesting!

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Ground Up Weed vs Whole Flower

Posted by CANNASaver on Thursday, 30 September 2021 in Canna Blog

To grind or not to grind, that really is the question.

As you turn and turn your grinder with the amazing buds crushing underneath, you may have at one point thought to yourself, “why don’t dispensaries sell my favorite strains ground up?” 

I think at some point or another we have all pondered, should I be grinding my weed? Or maybe should I not be grinding my weed?

Well, that’s exactly what we are going to look at today.

Ground up weed vs whole flower weed – let’s discuss.

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Why Would You Want Ground Up Weed?

Have you ever wondered why someone likes using a grinder?

By breaking down your buds into small pieces allows the marijuana chemicals to burn completely and evenly.

When marijuana burns, it releases terpenes and other cannabinoids allowing them to be ingested via the lungs.

Ground up weed allows bowls and joints to burn evenly. By doing this, you will save yourself from unburnt, wasted weed.

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Pros Of Ground Up Weed

Smoking

Grinding your weed makes it burn more evenly and smoothly than a big piece of flower will. This will allow you to have a much smoother and enjoyable smoke sesh. 

Quick & Easy

Grinding with your fingers can take a lot longer to cut up a gram of weed. Simply just throw it in a grinder. 

Kief

Grinders are amazing little devices. They collect your ground-up buds in one area while collecting trichomes (kief) in another. This allows you to collect high potency kief.

Cons Of Ground Up Weed

Disturbing The Trichomes

Some of the most potent parts of your bud won’t end up being smoked when using a grinder or smoking ground bud.

If you have a kief-catching grinder, they will fall into the bottom and you typically save it for a rainy day.

If you aren’t trying to save the kief for that time, then you lose out on the immediate potency of the smoke sesh.

Go Through More Weed, More Problems

Some smokers swear by finger-grinding their weed. By chopping your weed with your fingers, larger chunks are a result.

This would mean you wouldn’t end up packing too much into a bowl.

Also, full buds are overall fresher. No THC degradation. 

Pros of Whole Flower Weed

Freshness

When grinding your buds, you get hit with the aromas of your strain

The smells are terpenes, the natural oils that give cannabis its specific smells. Like with  Sour Diesel’s fuel smell or Grape Ape’s berry smells. Terpenes are highly volatile and grinding your cannabis expedites quickens the terpenes’ release.

Much like with coffee beans, some prefer ground coffee and some prefer to buy whole bean coffee and grind it when necessary.

Same applies with marijuana. When in full nug form, the flower will remain much fresher when left unground.

Potency

When marijuana is ground up, more of the buds surface area is exposed to light and heat.

Both are responsible for degrading THC and other cannabinoids. When the bud is left alone, the terpenes and cannabinoids remain more intact.

Grinding cannabis also shakes trichomes off the buds. Trichomes are responsible for producing THC, THCA, CBD, etc.

For this reason, waiting until smoke time to grind your weed is the best way to ensure you’ll be able to pick up loose kief in that moment. Grinders with kief catchers are awesome for this. 

Cons of Whole Flower Weed

Smoke-ability

I’m sure you, like myself, have tried stuffing a whole bud into a bowl. The results: not great.

Whole flower buds don’t have as even of a surface area which makes the flower burn very unevenly.

Deals on Flower 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.

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THC Syringe

Posted by CANNASaver on Wednesday, 29 September 2021 in Canna Blog

I’m sure at some point or another you’ve been in a dispensary and saw a syringe-looking device. Or maybe you haven’t and we sound like junkies over here, but trust me, this is 100% THC goodness.

So what is a THC syringe and what exactly is it used for? Let’s take a look at why you may want to try one.

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What Is a THC Syringe?

THC syringes are plastic (needleless) syringes filled with full-spectrum cannabis oil. 

Cannabis oil (RSO) is made from concentrated marijuana into a paste-like substance that is taken sublingually and is incredibly strong. 

Full-spectrum refers to the vast amount of cannabinoids found in cannabis oil. The oil in the syringe is usually extremely dark/thick.

The plastic syringe is used to dispense cannabis oil and allows the ability to dispense cannabis oil to precise amounts exactly the amount you want. 

Syringes are also an easy way to keep the cannabis oil fresh while maintaining ease of dosing.

How Is Cannabis Oil Made?

Cannabis oil is a marijuana extract made utilizing a solvent to extract cannabinoids. The oil has lots of THC with a fine assortment of other cannabinoids. The most common solvent is grain alcohol.

Marijuana flower material is placed in a large container with alcohol added after. 

The mixture is stirred and crushed over and over into the alcohol until the liquid is nice and green. 

Like, Hulk green.

After a little time, alcohol is drained from the remaining plant mixture. 

That mixture will then be heated in a container and the residual alcohol will evaporate.

weed syringe

Why Use A THC Syringe?

Those needing cannabis oil typically need it in precise doses. 

The syringes allow for exact dose measurements marked on the syringe itself. 

This ensures that no cannabis oil is wasted during usage.

Syringes are especially useful for those with impaired motor functions (seizures, tremors, etc.). Syringes can be used to squirt medicine directly into the mouth without any oil spilling.

Syringes are typically used for oral consumption but they can also be used to measure cannabis oils used in edibles. 

The Benefits Of THC Syringes

Cannabis oil is perfect for those that require a full spectrum of cannabinoids at bigger doses throughout the day. It should be noted by patients that cannabis helps you get the full spectrum of cannabinoids that were in the plant matter used to create the oil. 

Concentrates like distillate (also found in syringes) are normally bought for their THC/THCA potency. Cannabis oil is bought for its THC containing plant matter and other cannabinoids. THC, THCA, and CBD are cannabinoids those who use syringes typically are looking for. Distillate only has THC/THCA.

How To Use A THC Syringe

THC syringes can be used in different ways to help an individual’s needs. 

When using a THC syringe be sure to read the instructions. Each dose depends on the person involved. Typically, doses should be about the size of half a grain of rice and should be administered once every eight hours (morning, noon, and night).

I hope I don’t have to say this but I probably do, don’t be a badass! 

My brother, both a major stoner and dealing with major pain from awful brain cancer, couldn’t handle feeling the potent high the oil produced. 

Start low and build to it.

The cannabis oil also has a robust and bitter taste that might not be too enjoyable for some. 

I always suggest taking it with a tasty munchie treat which is high in fats. 

Foods such as peanut butter or yogurt mask its bitter taste and increase THC absorption throughout your body. 

Other Uses For THC Syringes

No worries to those not seeking medical relief. 

THC syringes add an extra kick to your buds

Just a little cannabis oil from the syringe onto the buds can reduce the amount of flower you go through.  

This mostly applies to distillate syringes. Some creative other uses for THC syringes.

Adding Cannabis Oil To Joints 

You simply put small amounts of the distillate onto your marijuana while rolling a joint before smoking it. 

Just know that adding distillate to joints can ruin the durability and can lead to a sticky situation. 

Don’t put too much.

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Distillate Syringe For Dabbing

Distillate syringes can be ideal for dabbing because you can easily dispense a drop of distillate right onto your dab tool. Some syringes come with a metal tip. This can allow you to also directly dab your syringe to a banger/nail. 

Easy dabbing.

So maybe it’s about time you give THC syringes a chance. 

There are so many benefits of THC syringes. 

They come in different sizes and can give accurate doses for those who need them.

Deals On THC Syringes In Denver

The Stone has two dispensary locations nearby: Denver and Lakewood

Current Deals On THC Syringes Include:

Kind Meds has a location in downtown Denver

Current deals for THC Syringes include:

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How to Find the Cheapest Weed Deals in CO

Posted by CANNASaver on Tuesday, 28 September 2021 in Canna Blog

Want your weed, your way?

Of course, you do.

Want it with the best, most competitive deals in Colorado?

Mhmm.

We’ve got you covered. Here at Cannasaver, we can provide you with the best deals on the weed you want, from all the best dispensaries.

Sound good?

OK, enough with the stupid questions. You want to know how to get the deals, right?

Cannasaver.

Memorize it, put it in your phone, bookmark it on your browser, so whenever you need your weed, you’ve got access to our perfect deal machine.

Now – let us walk you through it.

It’s hugely intuitive. We made it that way because we know what it’s like to want our best weed deals. But let’s go through it from the top.

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Geolocated Deals and the Search Facility

The top weed deals are top left. That’s where you find the easiest way to bring up the deals you want.

The search facility will geolocate you, so it will get you the deals that are closest to you.

What do you want today? Edibles? Joints? Resin?

The search facility is your weed genie.

·         Type in as much as you know about what you want. In the mood for a joint? Type “joints.”

·         Need those chewy edibles, type “edibles.” Boom – the search facility will get you the best local deals on the kind of weed you want.

But it’s cooler than that. If you leave the search facility on “All,” you’ll get a list of all the options close to you. But within your results, you can filter down.

·         You can specify Deals, Brands, Stores, and Location, to get the specific deals most appeal to you.

·         Just click the tab you like, and it will filter your results, getting you the best deal as fast as possible.

·         For instance, if you type “joints” into the search bar, you’ll get options like “3 joints for $24.” Clicking on that deal, or selecting “Store” will take you to a deal from Primal LLC, on Iowa Ave, Colorado Springs. That means you can get the same deal several ways.

·         You’ll see all the relevant details of the deal – the store name and location, the price, any necessary disclaimers, and the length of time for which the deal is live.

·         Then you’ll be able to print the coupon to present to the retailer, so you can get the deal for the price listed on the site.

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And lather, rinse, repeat – you can use the search facility to explore all the available deals on all the types of weed you want.

The great thing about www.cannsaver.com is that it’s about growing the local trade, working with local dispensaries all around Colorado, so you can not only find the best deals on the weed you want online, but use the coupons on the website to support your local weed trade.

If you’re not sure what weed you want, you can still use the search facility. Or you can use the options ranged along the top of the page.

How to Find Cheapest Ounce Deals

Let’s come back to Categories.

Next along to the right, you’ll see Ounce Deals. Feel like what you need?

·         Click Ounce Deals. The main body of the page will change to display all the best local deals on an ounce.

·         Browse the visible deals till you find one you like.

·         Among those deals, for instance, you can get $50.83 on an ounce of flower (Strain Specific).

·         Clicking on that deal takes you straight to the coupon page. It will give you all the information you need – it’s a deal from The Stone, in Denver, Westwood.

·         If you decide you want that deal, click on the coupon where it says “Print Coupon” and you’re good to go.

·         Take your coupon to The Stone, and – as long as the deal lasts – that ounce of flower is yours.

Each deal or coupon page also has links to Google Maps, so if you’re driving to collect your deal, you have a precise location and navigation details.

One thing you’ll appreciate is that when the page fills with deals, under “Ounce Deals And Coupons,” a sub-menu appears, with headings like Medical, Recreation, Price, and Store. If you don’t see a deal on the page to tempt you, you can refine your choice by clicking on these options.

·         Got a price range in mind for your ounce? Choose it from the pricing drop-down.

·         Need an ounce of strictly recreational, or strictly medicinal, weed? Select the type you want, and the options narrow, getting you closer to the perfect ounce for you right now.

·         Prefer dealing with specific local stores? You can select those too, so you’re supporting your local supplier.

How to Find Cheapest Recreational Weed Deals

Need some good recreational weed, but not necessarily limiting yourself to the ounce?

Go across the top of the screen and click Rec Deals. The process is the same – the site will sort its content into weed deals that are specifically recreational.

Feel like an ounce of Top Shelf Indoor Popcorn for just $90.97? Not a problem.

That’s a deal from Herbs4You in Denver, Colorado, and it features among the pictured Recreational deals.

Again, the sub-menu lets you select your price range, your type and amount, or your favorite store, to simplify your browsing experience. Click on the deal, get the coupon, go to the store, done.

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How to Find Cheapest Medical Weed Deals

Need some strictly medical weed? You won’t be surprised to learn the process is the same – we made it repeatable so it’s easy and intuitive for you to find the deals you want.

·         Click on Med Deals.

·         Browse the deals.

·         Choose, say, $80 Oz Med Flower, a deal from Magic City Cannabis of Denver South Broadway.

·         Print out the coupon (or screenshot on your phone).

·         Head to Denver South Broadway and claim your deal.

It really is that simple to get the best weed deals in CO these days.

How to Find Newest Weed Deals

Newest Deals is more for the soldiers of fortune out there, the mavericks, the pepperoni fans who suddenly one Friday night go “Screw it, put some pineapple on my pizza, let’s see where this goes.”

·         Click on Newest Deals.

·         Browse what’s brand new.

·         Select, maybe, $34.99 for 2g of Shift Live Resin, a hot new deal from Golden Meds, in Peoria.

·         Print the coupon (or screenshot on your phone).

·         You know the rest.

Featured Stores

This is exactly what it sounds like – it’s a round-up of local stores, but rather than give you yards of boring review text, clicking the link to their listing gives you their latest deals. So you can cut to the chase if you have a favorite store – click on their listing, see what they have on sale right now. We’ve linked you through directly to a few store listings here, but Featured Stores is how you get access to your favorite stores and their latest deals, all grouped together.

·         Just click on the store you like.

·         Browse the deals they have on offer.

·         Click on the one you want.

·         Print the coupon.

·         Use the Google Maps – if you need to!

·         And keep yourself in the weed to which you have become accustomed.

Categories

Categories is a drop-down to make all your best weed dreams come true.

·         First, it gives you a quick-click listing of all the categories we’ve been through – rec deals, medical deals, and so on.

·         Clicking on any of these items in the drop-down will take you straight to the right pages. But Categories is where all the other deals are hiding too.

·         Edible deals? Click the link to see all the edible deals – and as ever, the sub-menu means you can narrow your search by price and store.

·         Vaporizer and cartridge deals? Here too.

·         Live resin deals, glass pipe deals, special holiday deals. They’re all listed in Categories. Simply select the type of deal you want, and you’ll group them all together in a page for you to browse.

·         Then just pick the one you want.

·         Print the coupon.

·         And turn your web browsing into weed browsing – and all with the best deals you can get in Colorado.

We take a lot of the hassle out of finding the weed deals you want, the amount you want, and the price you want, when and where you want them.

That’s why we’re confident it will get you the cheapest weed deals in CO.

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What Dispensary Has the Best Deals?

Posted by CANNASaver on Saturday, 25 September 2021 in Canna Blog

If you’re new to buying marijuana, it can be tricky to know if you’re getting the best value for money if you haven’t browsed a variety of deals before heading to your local dispensary.

However, scrolling through pages and pages of websites can take time and effort, and it’s far less hassle to find a reliable website that is home to multiple dispensaries.

If you’re wondering how to find the best deals before heading to a dispensary, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we will explore different dispensary deals alongside weed coupons that can save you time and money when you’re next stocking up on weed. 

Let’s get started.

Heading to a local dispensary can feel overwhelming – especially when you’re new to them – and if you don’t browse beforehand, you might feel like you don’t know what you’re looking for. 

Browsing for weed coupons and weed deals before you go to a dispensary eliminates this issue. This is where Cannasaver comes in.

Cannasaver is the one-stop place for all of your marijuana savings. 

We offer some incredible dispensary deals and coupons with savings of up to 75% on ounces, edibles, concentrates, shatter, wax, and more!

So, how do you get the most out of browsing on Cannasaver?

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How to Browse on Cannasaver

When on our home page, you can browse by dispensary through the search bar or through a variety of different categories. 

The Cannasaver site allows you to browse different dispensaries to check out all the weed deals. 

This includes the helpful ‘Deals Near Me’ category which helps you locate certain dispensaries that are local to you and the best deals that they have going on before you go in-store. In addition to this, the location dot can be useful for finding good dispensaries near your location.

We also have ounce deals, recreation deals, medical deals, and the newest deals sections where you can easily browse what you are looking for from a wide variety of different dispensaries that are close to you.

We also have a list of featured stores that you can scroll through for ease.

Cannasaver Weed Coupons

When you’re replenishing your stash, it can become expensive very quickly, especially when you’re buying in bulk to get the best value for money. Coupons are great for alleviating this cost, as they provide you with a percentage of money off the original price and can make it much more affordable.

Cannasaver offers a variety of different deals and coupons that are sure to suit you and your preferences depending on what you’re searching for. Weed coupons online can help you save time and money before you visit your local dispensary, and also give you a better idea of what each dispensary offers. These coupons can all be found simply with the search bar and include:

If you’ve never been to a dispensary before, it can feel a little overwhelming coming to terms with the number of products out there. These coupons will help you narrow the search as there’s already an incentive to choose these particular products, while also giving you a reasonable discount for whatever products you decide to choose.

In addition to this, having a look at which coupons and deals are available and where can also save you a ton of time. This means that you won’t have to spend a long time figuring out what you want in the dispensary itself as you will have planned ahead!

Coupons are also a good way of expanding your horizons when it comes to trying new strains of marijuana and opens you up to the vast amount of marijuana products on the market. 

Different coupons allow you to find deals on different types of marijuana products, such as the edibles and concentrates that I go into below.

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Dispensary Daily Deals 

Here at Cannasaver, we have an entire section dedicated to the latest weed deals on various different weed products. Although it’s always changing, it is the first place you should check out. It’s called “Dispensary Daily Deals” under the Categories dropdown.

High West Cannabis 

Mary Jane’s House 

Pre-roll Joint Deals

If you’re new to smoking, pre-roll joints are super convenient and easy to smoke.

Seed & Smith

Peak MJ 

Golden Meds - Peoria 

Natures Medicine Northglenn 

Edible Deals 

Cannasaver has a variety of edibles such as cakes and gummies amongst other products depending on your location. 

Seed & Smith 

The Lodge Cannabis 

The Stone

Mary Jane’s House 

what dispensary has the best deals

Concentrate Deals 

If you’re looking for shatter, wax, or cartridges, the Concentrate Deals section is the place to check.

Seed & Smith 

High West Cannabis 

The Stone 

Natures Medicine Northglenn

Best Weed Deals 

If pre-rolls aren’t your thing, the Best Weed Deals section allows you to browse weed in its simplest form.

Seed & Smith 

Natures Medicine Northglenn

If you’d like to be kept up to date with the deals on Cannasaver, you can always opt to join the mailing list

Signing up to the Cannasaver mailing list means that you can stay well informed as the best weed deals go straight to your inbox without you having to visit our website and browse. 

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Cannabis Seeds and Clones

Posted by CANNASaver on Friday, 24 September 2021 in Canna Blog

Fall is officially here for the year and with its arrival brings many wonderful things.

Leaves changing, pumpkin spice everything, Halloween, cozy nights, corn mazes, and most importantly harvest time for this year’s outdoor crop! 

October, or as we call it here at Cannasaver, ‘Croptober’, is our favorite time of the year. 

For us, it means there’ll be a whole bunch of new weed deals for the month and some brand new strains to test out.  There’s nothing better than getting your hands and fingers sticky from trimming up those tasty buds with your buds before they are hung and dried. 

The smell alone is worth setting some time aside to trim some pot.  But maybe you didn’t have a chance to grow your own crop this year or maybe you didn’t know where to begin your growing journey? 

Well, fear not, friends!

We here at Cannasaver have done our research and are bringing you all the information you’ll need to decide for next year how to begin your garden by starting some seeds or acquiring some already rooted weed clones or cuttings. 

Each option has its own benefits and ranges in level of difficulty to get your baby plants into flowering giants.  

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Weed Seeds 

Has this ever happened to you? 

You get a bag of some dank, dank chronic and while smoking it, you stumble upon a few seeds hidden in the tasty flowers so you set them aside and save them because the ganja was so dank that you want to grow some yourself. 

Great! 

The first step you’ll want to do is to get the seed to germinate and begin its very first root

To germinate and begin your seeds, you’ll want to get a paper towel wet and squeeze out excess water so that it’s damp but not soaking

Next, set your seeds inside the paper towel and place the paper towel between two plates so the paper towel is sitting in a small, dark dome between the two plates.

Put the plates in a warm 70-80 degree area and wait around 3 days to a week, checking the seeds once a day after the 3-day mark and keeping the paper towels wet with a spray bottle of water. 

You should see the husk of the seed break open on one end and a small white root begins to show.  This is called a taproot.  Once this root is present, you can now put your seed into soil or your preferred growing medium.  

You’ll want to start small with your pot size and increase the size as your baby seed grows bigger. 

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Benefits of Weed Seeds

The coolest part of starting your own seeds is that the weed you grow from it and the cuttings that come from your plant are exclusive and no one else will have that exact strain unless you give out the cuttings. 

Some growers take this to heart and protect their signature strains under lock and key. 

The other benefit is you are able to pick the best traits from many different seeds you start and select the most vigorous, healthy, and best yielding strain by testing multiple seeds from the same bag.  

If you’re looking for a great seed deal check out our friends over at Herbs4you!

They have a sale going on with their feminized seeds in some fire flavors for you to choose from.

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Weed Clones

For some though starting from seeds can be too lengthy a process and want to have a faster turnover from start to finish. 

For many, the alternative to starting from seeds is to buy clones or cuttings from a grower or shop.  

A clone is an already-rooted weed plant taken from a "mother" plant. 

This is done by cutting one of the branches off a larger plant or “Mother plant” and placing the stem end down into either rock wool or an aeroponic cloning machine

Both methods require a rooting hormone to be used in order to stimulate the plant's natural ability to grow fresh healthy roots.  

The process usually takes 7-10 days depending on the strain you are taking the cutting from and the conditions that it is being kept in. 

Ideally, the temperature should be around 70 degrees Fahrenheit. 

The newly-taken cuttings must be kept moist and hydrated to prevent them from drying out before the roots have appeared. 

Plants are able to absorb moisture from their stomata located at the leaf nodes.  

Perhaps the best part of getting clones vs. seeds is that you know what you are getting as far as a strain goes.  You have a proven winner and healthy stallion genetics thriving in those babies.  If you can get them from a source such as from a featured dispensary on our site, then you know what you are getting will throw down that hot fire dank dank everyone wants to grow. 

You are also able to skip the Phenotype testing that takes a whole grow cycle to perfect and determine which plant you’ll want to keep for your "mother" plant.  

For many large recreational growers, clones are the way of life. 

Having healthy clones to start a crop is the difference between a high-yielding, vigorous, stanky-danky garden full of thriving beautiful cannabis plants vs. a wimpy garden with some puny nuggets barely producing any sweet trichomes.

When shopping for your new babies we recommend checking out our deals on clones around your area.

Our Suggestions on Seeds and Clones

We recommend starting with healthy established clones for your first garden. 

Generally speaking, you’ll run into fewer health issues down the line starting from genetics that have already been tested by other growers. 

You’ll cut 2-3 weeks off your grow cycle by having already rooted established babies to start your garden rather than waiting for seedlings to sprout. 

Ask your budtender or grower for something mold-resistant, high yielding, and then take your pick of Sativa or Indica that will float your balloon as high as a giraffe's necktie. 

Look at that thumb turn green!

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THCV Strains

Posted by CANNASaver on Saturday, 18 September 2021 in Canna Blog

Maybe you’ve heard of a nifty lil’ cannabinoid called THCV.  Perhaps it was from your cool smoker buddy who always is up on the newest type of dab, extract, edible, and exotic flower there is to offer.  Maybe it was from your crazy uncle Eddie at the family reunion while he was smoking a doobie of high THCV flower at the same time shouting at his overgrown rottweiler to get off the table and eating the snack platter that Gamgams put out for everyone to munch on.  Or, perhaps you’ve never heard of it at all and have no idea what you’re reading about and this article is going to go into. 

If so, then check out our helpful and informative blog about THCV Edibles.

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THCV – What Is It?

THCV is a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis. THCV is a cannabinoid.  THC and CBD are also cannabinoids.  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, and even hormones can be affected.

This article is going to walk through some of the top strains that have higher than average levels compared to other strains.  

Where Is THCV Found?

The origins of high THCV strains can be traced back to some OG landrace strains in Africa and surrounding areas. 

These strains are Sativa dominant and usually average at around 15%-23% THC as well. 

Sativas are known for giving more of a creative head high rather than a lethargic couch-lock that people associate with Indicas. 

People began to notice the differences between smoking different strains and started to seek out sources of the different types of highs.  Sativas became known as "the daytime smoke" because as many people say, it gives them energy, makes them feel more creative, and can do the opposite of munchies and help to curb an appetite.

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Popular THCV Strains

Durban Poison

This is probably the most well-known strain on the list, or at least it was to us.  This strain is super Sativa dominant.  It is popular for a nice afternoon bong snap.  It gives off creativity and energy as for its main side effects.  It puts out a sweet and earthy aroma when smoked. Artists favor this strain for its highly Sativa effects.  It is usually round and chunky in bud structure and covered in trichomes giving it that frosty sugar-coated look.  This strain is one of our favorites down here at Cannasaver.

Pineapple Purps

Pineapple Purps is a strain that has grown in popularity over recent years. This strain has an average of 3:1 THC to THCV giving it highly psychoactive properties.  It has a sweet aroma that smells fruity and gives off a pineapple essence.  When smoked it tastes like sweet berry wine. It gives uplifting energetic effects when smoked and leaves you feeling with a head in the clouds high with bursts of energy.  This high THCV strain is used medically to treat anxiety, appetite loss, and mild cases of depression.  It possesses dark green leaves, slightly purple hairs, and is frosty with trichomes giving it a beautiful look and an even better smoke.

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Power Plant

Power Plant is another African Sativa strain on our list.  This popular strain is a hybrid of Sativa and Indica with a split of around 65% Sativa and 35% Indica.   It has a higher than average amount of CBD making it a perfect blend of all different types of effects.  It will give you energy and also relax you.  Power Plant has light green leaves and a nice rich dusting of trichomes on the outer leaves.  This gives it a sweet and earthy aroma that tastes a bit like limes.  It’s known to give a clear-headed high with lots of energy.  

Red Congolese

With more people smoking cannabis now that it is recreationally legal in many states and medically legal in most of the states in the country, nonpsychoactive strains are at the top of people’s to-try lists.  This stain is no exception to that.  Red Congolese is a strain that gained popularity in California.  When grown it has an Indica like bushy structure but possesses the uplifting creative effects of a chronic Sativa.  It also has uplifting and creative effects when smoked or consumed.  It promotes mental clarity and has been used to help treat Alzheimer’s with promising results shown in this study.  This is a popular afternoon or wake-and-bake smoke for many people that struggle with nausea or tension.  

Doug’s Varin

This unique strain is known to suppress appetite due to its high levels of THCV.  It has been selectively bred over generations to gain the highly Sativa effects it gives.  It averages around 19% THC when tested.  It is a pure Sativa and boy does it smoke like one. Doug’s Varin gives off a piney, earthy smell.  It tastes like sweet citrus when smoked.  It usually flowers in 8-9 weeks making it a great choice for both indoor and outdoor growers. Along with appetite suppression, Doug’s Varin also is used to treat depression, muscle spasms, and stress. 

Thanks for checking out our blog on THCV weed strains. 

We hope you’ll go check out some of these strains at your local favorite dispensary soon!

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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.

Click below for GrowersHouse Hydroponics deals on Cannasaver:
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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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? 

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Roll up a joint and enjoy.

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