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Best way to smoke weed in August, August marijuana events and best dispensary deals in Denver

by The Savvy Stoner

Summer is waning and August is here, which is a little bit of a bummer for many of us who face back to school time or dread the coming of colder weather. But for now, the sun is still shining in Colorado where there's always a reason to celebrate the season with some super dank marijuana. From August marijuana events in Denver and best marijuana deals to a diy apple pipe just right for this time of year, here are the savvy stoner's top tips for enjoying the best of the Colorado marijuana lifestyle before summer truly comes to an end.

Best dispensary deals in Denver for August

Medicine Man Denver and Livwell have the best dispensary deals in Denver to grab this August. Both Denver dispensaries are offering recreational ounces for $99. At Livwell, the deal is good for select strains, with typically one or two types available. The deal is good at all their locations including Livwell Broadway. At Medicine Man, the deal is good for any single-strain top-shelf ounce and they offer a wide variety of strains to choose from. For the best concentrate deals Denver stoners are heading to The Joint by Cannabis where you can get two grams of wax or shatter for $50, recreational or medical.

Best August marijuana events in Denver

If you're looking for an unforgettable experience and network opportunities galore, check out the CannaCatwalk The Fusion fashion show in Denver that will take place August 22nd at the Denver Performing Art Complex. The show features new and unusual cannabis product lines, vendors, entertainment, a party bus, and of course, fashion. There's also the Cannazaar going on which you can catch on August 14th at Cluster Studios in Denver. With performance art, theatrics, contemporary artists, food vendors, outdoor games, shopping, marijuana party buses, and more, the Cannazaar has a little something for everyone. 

Best way to smoke weed in August

While the savvy stoner knows better than to give this kind of apple to the teacher, a homemade apple pipe is one of the most fun and festive ways to smoke weed in August. The first thing to do is remove the stem from a ripe, delicious Colorado apple. This stem-end is the end you will carve first, and once the apple pipe is complete, this is the end which you will place your mouth on to take your toke. Use a small paring knife or pocket knife to carefully cut around the core of the apple. Dig the core out carefully piece by piece, but take care to not remove too much. You'll want to remove about half of the core, so that the bottom end of the apple is still intact. Now turn your attention to the topside of the apple. You'll want to bore out a small bowl-shaped hole there, being careful to get close to, but not all the way down to, the hollowed out center core. I prefer to use the sharp end of a pencil for this, as it's easy to just poke in the pencil, swirl it around a few times, and you have a nice tapered bowl. Next you'll need to create a path for airflow between the bowl you just carved out and the hollow center. You need the hole to go all the way down to the hollowed out core of the apple, but you have to be careful to not make the hole too big or your weed will fall right through. If the hole is too narrow, you'll make your eyes pop out trying to get a hit. A toothpick is absolutely ideal, as this is just about the exact size hole you want to make. Just line up the toothpick with the middle of the bowl, and push the toothpick through carefully straight down and then up and out again in one smooth move. Now pack up the bowl and enjoy some apple-flavored marijuana.

 

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DaVinci IQ2: Mostly Love at First Hit

DaVinci IQ2: Mostly Love at First Hit

Posted by CANNASaver on Tuesday, 13 July 2021 in Wacky Racky

I am always looking for products that 1. are so easy a squirrel can do it,  and 2. make getting high easier on the ol' lungs. I had been hearing good things about the DaVinci IQ2 so picked one up at my local smoke shop. This unit retails for $295.00, but there is always some sort of special going on, reducing the price by 10-20% on the company's website.

DaVinci IQ2 Vaporizer

Pros

  • Sturdy brushed metal
  • App- has great potential
  • Different customizable heat paths
  • Lots of accessories
  • Great points/loyalty program
  • Fast Shipping
  • 10 yr Warranty

Cons

  • App - while it's also a pro, this baby has some serious bugs (and it's only available for Android).
  • Can get hot *duh!*
  • Boxing/packaging: Frustrating and injurious
  • Accessories: No package/kits for the IQ2 like their Miqro

Unboxing: You apparently need to be Leonardo himself to completely unbox this unit. I was utterly frustrated by the lack of detailed instructions or charging cable. That frustration was quickly replaced by sheer horror when I found the hidden compartment behind the vaporizer, not the drawer under the unit.

Ease of Use: I like products that are so easy even a Squirrel can do it. This is not one of them, well not at first. Even after finding the detailed instruction manual I was extremely confused. Thank gawd for Youtube! However this only partially alleviated my fevered brain as my frustration grew. Many videos later several of my questions still went unanswered. How do you know when to hit it? How do you know when to stop hitting it? How often do you hit it or does that even matter? Let me give you a mental picture of the first time I used this device. Visualize: At the bottom of a milkshake is a thick layer of hot fudge oreo crumble. Now imagine really, and I mean really, wanting to get to the bottom of that milkshake right now, brain-freeze be damned! Needless to say, I got blasted as a result!

The Vape: This unit produces mind blowing flavor! Even though the company makes a HydroTube *which was out of stock when I ordered my unit and still is as of 5-14-21* the smoke was pretty darn cool and easy on the throat and lungs. The strain I tried in it usually sends me on coughing fits. It's usually really rough on the throat as well. Well not with the IQ2! No coughing at all. No sore throat following smoking either. It was just flavor and vape.

DaVinci IQ2

The App: The app does bring this device closer to being "so easy even a Squirrel can do it" but it has a lot of pesky bugs running about it's software. But rest easy there are "easish" workarounds.

Bluetooth Glitch: I always disconnect my IQ2 from the Bluetooth after use to conserve battery of phone and IQ2. If you don't do a "hard close" of the app after use, it will have a brain fart and refuse to connect to your device when you try to use it again. However after about every 4th or 5th session, the app fails to connect to the device period. It's a real PITA when this happens but the fix is "simplish". Pop the battery door open and close it again. Now I hate this battery door because it isn't easy to close and keep closed. So once you finally get it closed you dread popping it open to reset the units brain. *With use, the battery door over time does seem to close easier.*

Heat Paths: I LOVE the app because you can set heat paths. This allows you to start at a lower heat to really appreciate the flavor of the flower and slowly build to a higher temp during the 8 minute session. These paths are all completely customizable too. Just make sure you preselect which heat path you wish to use before hitting "setup". To access this, hit dashboard then in the right hand corner is a lightbulb. This is where your heat paths are located. I would appreciate it if the saved strain data would record and save the heat paths you use. Sadly you have to select your desired heat path before hitting "set up" otherwise it will use an "auto path".

Setup: After selecting your heat path click "setup". Here you add strain name, type, THC and CBD %, target amount of both THC and CBD *this can be left blank*, amount loaded and whether it's a new bowl.

Target THC: Setting a target THC dose you can consume a more precise *estimated* dose per session. Sadly this feature currently works with a new bowl. So if you don't use the dosage pod or spacers and need 2 other sessions to consume your flower, you will not have this THC dosage tracking available. The manual claims this should work with each session but it doesn't. A work around for a second session is to stir your flower *this is what I do* and repack it. Then you have to trick the app by slightly changing the THC percentage. I usually just add a .1 or .2 to the app data for THC amount. For example if I have GMO Cookies loaded and the app has 28% as saved THC amount, I will change it to 28.1% and select new bowl.

Estimated THC Dose Glitch: While I love the estimated THC dosing *different than "Target THC/CBD dose"*, there is a bug with this too. To calculate the THC amount you enter in the name of the strain, what kind it is, THC and CBD percentage and how much you are putting in the oven. This information gets saved for you but the third time you select that same strain, even as a new bowl, it cannot/will not, record your THC dose. Your only work around it, is to create a new entry like "Pound Cake 2" or change the THC % which of course will throw off your estimated dosage a tad. Yep, I love the app that much. I am willing to deal with its erratic, frustrating nature. See why it was on both my pros and cons list? Hopefully the developers will whip out some Raid and get those damn bugs out soon. 

Packaging: Packaging while cool looking still has me a little pissy. I wish companies would box their products in cool branded reusable cases instead of useless cardboard boxes, no matter how cool and confusing those boxes are. Products like the IQ2 come with a lot of extras so having a nice hemp case/holster to carry everything would be really nice. I would also suggest package deals for the IQ2 like offered with the Miqro. I hate nickel and dime shit. Have package deals and à la carte too. I would also suggest buying spacers when you order your unit. The spacers packaging was extremely bad. It took off half my thumb nail *I do not jest either* trying to open the damn thing. I had to even cancel dinner because we were going to have crab legs that night. Crab legs with Old Bay and a new flesh wound aka container battle-scar, would not have been pleasant!

Tip: Is Your Load Spent? When I first started using this vape I did notice that while the app would think my THC load was spent, when dumping it out it didn't look like it was. So I emailed customer service asking how do you know when a load is spent? Their tech support staff have been wonderfully fast and knowledgeable, as this was not the first time I contacted them. Their reply:"when it starts to taste like burnt popcorn." Honestly, I found during the last three weeks this is a great and accurate way to tell. This unit fails every so slightly from earning the WR Seal Of Approval. Only because it does have a bit of a learning curve and the app is buggy.

Check out their website here.

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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.

thc syringe

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.

wax covered joint

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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