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420 Deals

Posted by CANNASaver on Friday, 16 April 2021 in Canna Blog - Latest News

'Tis the year for green. Like, everywhere. We're talking about people partaking in the glorious ganj, the grass is green again, the trees are starting to bud new leaves, and you're saving cash on weed. 4/20 is a great time to celebrate the green!

420 deals

As people gather at their nearest dispensaries on/around April 20th for the best 420 deals, it's best to save some time beforehand (especially in a year where things like lines are already slow, given the circumstances).

You might already know, but 4/20 in Colorado can get pretty busy, so you're probably trying to get in and out of your dispensary with some awesome weed deals as fast as you can. Luckily, you can save time with some 420 deals online.

We've paired up with a ton of different dispensaries in Colorado to give you the best deals you can find, in-store or online.

The busiest day for the cannabis industry, also known as 420, is right around the corner, and everyone is gearing up for marijuana’s annual holiday. Due to the COVID-19 global health crisis, 420 is going to look a little different with fewer live celebrations and more virtual ones. Despite the restrictions placed on this year’s 420, there is no doubt that weed lovers everywhere will still be celebrating their favorite plant (they just might not be passing their pieces and joints this time around). 

An exciting part about 420 this year is the number of online deals offered by dispensaries to help you stock up for your celebrations and festivities. Whether you’re a flower child, an edible lover, CBD enthusiast, or a vaping master, we have some great online deals for all types of cannabis consumers

Like, a lot of 420 deals that we've just updated recently, with a ton of new dispensaries and locations, so find your nearest dispensary. 

420 Deals at Your Nearest Dispensary

As one of the first states to legalize the recreational and medical use of cannabis, Colorado is home to hundreds of dispensaries -- It’s also the epicenter of 420 celebrations on this side of the globe. To get you excited for this year’s 420 festivities, dispensaries in the area are offering incredible deals on some of your favorite products, and it’s just the beginning. 

On the website, you can actually sort through our 420 deals by category. That means to say, you can select your favorite types of weed products (wax, flower, edibles, etc.) and search all the 420 deals we have going on with those category filters.

First, click on Categories and select "420 Deals". Then, once the 420 Deals filter has been selected, you can select all stores that have 420 deals.

Here, we'll start with some dispensaries in the Denver area that are offering some of the best online 420 deals:

The Lodge Cannabis on High St. and Federal Blvd. is offering deals on a selection of wax, shatter, pre-rolls and edibles.

Peak MJ is offering 2g Harvest Wax for $30! 

Check out Pure Marijuana Dispensary’s deals on distillate, wax, and shatter, like 25% off all edibles and 40% off all apparel.

The Stone has a variety of shake, pre-rolls, and live resin on sale!

1136 Yuma is offering $1 pre-rolled joints with any edible purchase! 

The Little Brown House in Denver is coming in clutch with deals on Spectra cartridges and live budder. 

Doc's Apothecary is offering $50 ounces, OTD (out the door) on 4/19 and 4/20 only. So go!

420 Weed Deals by Category

On the website, you can actually sort through our 420 deals by category.

That means to say, you can select your favorite types of weed products (wax, flower, edibles, etc.) and search all the 420 deals we have going on. 

Simply just select the "420 Deals" category under the Category (or Categories) dropdown.

From there, you'll see all of the deals we're featuring, from a very large list of dispensaries. It's definitely worth checking out.

420 deals online

Here, we'll help give you a head start with a few examples of some different categories you can expect to save on, from flower to edibles and everything in between.

Flower

There's nothing like enjoying a good nugg on 420, so we've given you a few examples of some deals on flower:

Pure Marijuana Dispensary

The Stone Dispensary

Doc's Apothecary

Pre-Rolls (Joints)

Sometimes buying by the joint can really help you save money on weed. Some of our featured stores are offering great deals on prerolls right now, like:

Golden Meds

Pure Marijuana Dispensary

1136 Yuma

Concentrates

When you buy wax, you're spending a lot less and getting a lot more (when it comes to grams, etc.). You can really make wax go a long way, so here are some of the best 420 deals on wax – and holy cow, do we have a good list of deals on concentrate:

Peak MJ

Golden Meds (Med Only)

The Lodge Cannabis

Three Rivers Dispensary (Pueblo, CO)

Edibles

If you're not looking to inhale your weed, you can always ingest it! Edibles are a safer, "healthier" alternative to smoking weed. Here are some great 420 deals on edibles:

Pure Marijuana Dispensary

The Stone

Golden Meds

More Deals on Cannasaver

Who doesn’t love a good deal?

Especially when it comes to a variety of cannabis products.

Here at Cannasaver, we want to light up your 420 celebrations by offering you the latest deals from local dispensaries.

These aren't the only deals on things like wax, edibles, and flower. Go and select "420 Deals" under the Categories to see all the weed options you can save on.

Make sure you browse the category and store selections from the dropdown menu, as there are so many more 420 deals you don't want to miss. 

Happy blazing!

 

 

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What 420 Friendly Means

Posted by CANNASaver on Thursday, 15 April 2021 in Canna Blog

You may not realize it, but next week there is a stoner holiday.

On April 20th every year, marijuana lovers around the world gather to celebrate the beautiful, majestic cannabis plant in their favorite ways. 

You may have heard the term used in many different ways, but whether it connotes a time of day, a day of the year, or an entire lifestyle for you, 420 is what binds the cannabis community together. 

The story of the roots of 420 friendliness in the United States, much like many things involving cannabis, is pretty hazy (get it?). However, there are some commonly believed theories that can help us understand what the term 420 means in a historical context. 

If you are not familiar with the term “420” as it is used in the marijuana culture, here’s a look at its origins and its meaning. Before examining the type of 420 friendly services available across America, let’s briefly discuss where the term 420 came from, the history behind it and why it is embedded in America Culture. 

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What 420 Means

If you’re passing the pipe of that sweet Mary Jane, 420 is all you’ve got to say to let people know that you partake as well. The term "420" was first associated with marijuana use in 1971 and has been very much used since. 

With marijuana being illegal, consumers had to partake in secret, shop in dark alleys, and speak in code. Though it originally spread as an internal clock for a single group of smokers, the term now refers to the ongoing fight for nationwide legalization and the spread of accessible information within both the medical and recreational communities. 

Today, the term 420 and references to marijuana are all over the social media, games, music, and websites that people are using every day.

Origin Story of 420 

Cannabis is a plant of many names: weed, ganja, marijuana, kush, etc. In today’s legalization of marijuana in Colorado, we can call cannabis whatever we would like without the worry of police interference. But things were not always so rosy. 

In the early 1970s, weed was still highly illegal. The term 420 originated with a group of high school kids at San Rafael High School in California. The group who called themselves “The Waldos” started using 4:20 as the time of day they would meet to go seek out a secret stash they would leave in various places. Rather than announce they were going to get high, they used the code 420. 

The ritual spread, and soon 420 became code for smoking marijuana. Eventually, 420 was converted into 4/20 for calendar purposes, and the day of celebration was born. 

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What Being 420 Friendly Means 

You will ultimately need to ask the person if they themselves smoke, though it is usually implied that they do if they have this in their profile. 

Since its origins back in the 70s, 420 has stuck as a pretense for cannabis culture. 4:20 is the hour to partake, and April 20th has become the international stoner holiday to celebrate cannabis culture and progress. The term 420 and its usefulness as a discrete codeword lives on today, particularly on different sites. How will you know if your future girlfriend, roommate, or houseguest is down to smoke? Drop a 420 friendly in there. 

The term 420 friendly essentially means that the person smokes marijuana or is open to smoking it. This term can also mean that the person doesn’t smoke themselves, but they are okay with those who do.

420 friendly is seen quite often with advertisements for housemates, tenants, or dating apps. It simply means that the person or place is accepting of people who smoke weed and probably do it themselves. 

In the past, 420 friendly has meant that a business or hotel won’t call the police on you if you spark up. However, given the shaky legal status of pot in the past, the term was only as reliable as the person in charge of wherever you were staying. 

That said, with the rapidly changing weed laws that are currently rocking the country the definition of what is 420 friendly is changing pretty rapidly. Now the possibility of finding places with actual legal policies in place to ensure that you are able to smoke undisturbed. 

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Why is Colorado Known for Being 420 Friendly? 

People have always used pot to socialize throughout the centuries. With marijuana legalization popping up everywhere, stoners around the country now have lots of options when it comes to herbal socializing (though slowed due to COVID). 

Being the first to blaze the trail, Colorado is well known for being 420 friendly. Colorado was afterall one of the first states to legalize. Safe to assume we have some cannabis consumers in this state. Also, Colorado is slowly unveiling pot coffee shops, smoking lounges, and hotels coming in the future.

Colorado is very 420 friendly.

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420 Friendly Colorado

Posted by CANNASaver on Wednesday, 14 April 2021 in Canna Blog - Latest News

April is here and weed lovers everywhere are getting ready for 420, which is arguably every stoner's favorite time of day, and/or year. 

The phrase “420” has become synonymous with cannabis culture and with marijuana users all over the world. Cannabis enthusiasts usually like to smoke at the time of 4:20 or they use the term to refer to April 20th, the time of year cannabis-centered events and celebrations take place globally. April 20th is also known as “marijuana’s biggest holiday.”

420 is celebrated all over the world, but it is especially loved here in Colorado. With 420 just around the corner, locals and visitors are getting ready to celebrate marijuana for all its euphoric and therapeutic properties. 

It’s important to note current health and social distancing protocols, as 420 celebrations might look a little different this year. Remember to be mindful of your surroundings and the safety protocols that are set in place, so everyone can have a safe 420. 

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Colorado, The 420 Epicenter

When thinking about 420-friendly places, you can’t help automatically think about Colorado. The state, being the first in America to legalize medical and recreational cannabis, is one of the largest cannabis hubs in the country, making it a great place for marijuana tourism and 420 events.

Colorado has been the home base for 420 celebrations and activities since 2014. Every April you’ll find numerous events that cater specifically to the cannabis community. This year, cannabis lovers are forced to celebrate a little differently but you can still expect there to be celebrations all over the state and in Denver. 

In pre-pandemic times, dozens of festivals and major events take place in Denver and all over Colorado. The Mile High 420 Festival is one of the most popular and brings approximately 50,000 people to Civic Center Park. The festival includes vendors, music, and entertainment. Big-name artists like Lil Jon and Jermain Dupri have even made appearances. The festival is gearing up to return in 2022.

420 is not just limited to festivals, there is an endless list of cannabis cantered activities to partake in. Denver and Colorado are home to over 500 types of dispensaries and grow-ops.

Additionally, cannabis-centered tours are a great way to immerse yourself in all things cannabis, you can even learn more about your favorite strains and how they’re grown and cultivated while offering a safe and socially distanced experience.

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What Does 420-Friendly Mean?

Generally, if a place or business is 420-friendly - it means that the person or place is accepting of marijuana users. It’s important to distinguish 420-friendly spots in Colorado from others because there’s still a slight taboo around marijuana consumption, so it’s best to be mindful of the places and people you encounter and the rules surrounding marijuana. 

With progressive marijuana laws continuing to roll out, 420-friendly places are emerging all over the state and country - allowing cannabis users to consume their beloved plant with minimal discretion.

If you are someone with a medical marijuana card, the circumstances are a little different. It’s important to check in with your hotel or accommodation to see if they can provide you with a smoking room or a designated smoking area. 

420-Friendly Accommodations in Colorado

In Colorado, marijuana laws allow hotels and private rental properties such as Airbnbs to individually decide if guests are allowed to consume marijuana on the property. 

Many chain hotels are smoke-free, which means any type of smoking, whether tobacco or marijuana. Additionally, smoking/vaping cannabis is not permitted anywhere smoking is banned.

If you find a smoke-friendly hotel, they can accommodate your smoking needs with designated smoking areas or outdoor amenities such as patios and balconies.

Bud and Breakfasts is another option for those looking for 420-friendly accommodations. These are safe and legal accommodations for travelers who also happen to enjoy marijuana and want to do so openly on their trip. Some 420-friendly bnb’s even offering activities centered around cannabis, such as paint nights or cooking with cannabis classes.

Other accommodations allow you to smoke openly with minimal discretion like 420-friendly hotels. These accommodations allow visitors to consume marijuana openly.

Check out this list for some 420-friendly accommodations in Colorado.

If you want to smoke and be more discreet, it’s recommended to stick to vaping as they produce less odor than smoking from a joint, pipe, or bong.

420 in Colorado

420 Must Go On in Colorado

Despite roadblocks caused by COVID-19 this year and last, stoners all over the world are going to find their ways of celebrating. In Colorado, the options of activities and events to choose from are far from limited for both locals and visitors alike. 

Maybe there's not much sharing of joints, pipes, etc, but no pandemic is stopping cannabis lovers all over the country from lighting up in celebration of the beloved plant.

Don’t forget to check out our latest deals on Cannasaver.

Happy 420!

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Colorado Moon Rocks

Posted by CANNASaver on Wednesday, 14 April 2021 in Canna Blog

Looking to blast off into outer space and bounce on the moon with the ultimate weed high? Well, if you're not Elon Musk, you're probably wondering how you can space travel. The ticket to ride: Moon rocks.

Moon rocks are some of the most expensive marijuana products that you’ll find on your dispensary menu. It is like the caviar of weed. They are considered one of the most potent ways to smoke marijuana out there.

But what are they exactly?

Colorado moon rocks

What are Moon Rocks?

Moon rocks originate from rapper Kurupt bringing them to fruition in 2014. The name comes from the way this particular brand of cannabis actually looks; like moon rocks.

Moon rocks are not a type of marijuana strain, but more of a cannabis experiment gone oh, so well. Moon rocks in Colorado (as well as anywhere else, for that matter) are made up of different cannabis products rolled into one very potent product admired and very desired for smoking.

They are premium marijuana buds, around a quarter width in size, that get dipped in hash oil, rosin, or live resin.

Moon rocks are then finished by rolling concentrate dipped, premium bud in beautiful golden kief.

Simply put, moon rocks are one big nugget covered in concentrate upon concentrate. Because of this, moon rocks can contain more than 50% THC. 

What Exactly is in Moon Rocks?

If you’re breaking apart a moon rock for the first time, it’s a lot like being a kid eating the perfect ice cream cone. Beginning with the most important, a premium base.

Premium Cannabis

The first and arguably most important ingredient used in moon rock production is premium, top-shelf cannabis. Moon Rocks are produced using any of the hundreds of premium strains out there.

A high concentration of trichomes often shows a particular marijuana strain with advanced cannabinoid production over other strains. High potency and terpene production tend to follow these strains. The color of these buds is incredibly vibrant and every cannabis strain is unique in its own terpene profile. 

But what ice cream cone is any good without some syrupy drizzle??

Concentrate

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

Then, to top everything off, a nice cherry on top.

Kief

Kief is that precious goodness collecting in the bottom of your weed grinder. Dried buds are rubbed over a screen to separate the trichomes. Back and forth, this turns surrounding trichomes into a pile of THC crystals or kief.

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

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

high astronaut on moon

Fly Me to the Moon, Already!

OG marijuana buds can be hit from a bong, or added to a pipe, vaporized, or even smoked out of an apple. But when it comes to consuming these delicious moon rocks, things get trickier and quite a bit stickier.

Attempting to roll up a joint of moon rocks just doesn’t really work all too well.

Moon rocks are made up of an assembly of different marijuana ingredients, the rocks have to be consumed differently than your ordinary buds. The wet/stickiness of the moon rocks caused by added kief and oils make the buds hard to light and to, therefore, smoke those delightful rocks.

Short Guide To Smoking Moon Rocks

  • Hand-break moon rocks, don’t grind: It can be difficult to grind up moon rocks due to their juicy coating of concentrate. It will completely gunk up your grinder and likely remove most of the moon rock's kief. Instead, break them up slowly with your fingers or cut off small pieces with scissors.

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

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

  • And finally: you should avoid rolling moon rock joints or blunts. Moon rocks are far too sticky to be rollable or anywhere near smokeable. Also, don’t pack bowls of moon rocks too tight. Too tight and the bowl will be incredibly difficult to light.

What Are the Effects of Moon Rocks?

Moon rocks are POTENT cannabis products. These are for people who have indulged in high-quality THC products. Since moon rocks contain much higher levels of THC, effects are stronger than regular cannabis products.

Effects intensify depending on some factors including the strain used in the rocks and your personal tolerance. Someone who’s not used to high THC cannabis tends to have more intense effects. Some of the common effects of moon rocks are:

  • Increased heart rate
  • Anxiety
  • Sleepiness
  • Impaired memory
  • Cough
  • More, non-life-threatening effects, like red/dry eyes, dry mouth, etc.

So maybe for the first-timers, try some other products first. If you know what you're getting yourself into, check our deals below.

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Current Locations and Deals For Moon Rocks In Colorado

Herbs 4 you is located in the Capitol Hill Area

Current deals on Moon Rocks include:

Pure Marijuana dispensaries are located throughout the Denver area

Current deals on Moon Rocks are:

So if you get the opportunity to try some moon rocks for yourself, do it!

They offer a strong and unique cannabis experience for the canna-connoisseur.

Moon rocks will have you hopping on the moon.

You will not be disappointed.

Say hello to Frank Sinatra!

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Get Free Weed

Posted by CANNASaver on Tuesday, 13 April 2021 in Canna Blog

Everybody (well, a lot of people, at least) loves smoking weed. Not everyone loves the price point. Typical weed prices at a dispensary can get pretty high. Being a pothead can be expensive, so anytime you can save some money, it’s worth it.

Getting free weed can sometimes be as simple as having a friend who will smoke you up. But mooching off of your friend isn’t really what this article is about. Getting free weed isn’t always easy. But if you look in the right places, sometimes you’ll find ways to ‘cheat the system’ and grab some free ganja. 

Here are some of the easiest ways, or "hacks" if you will, to get free weed and avoid the high weed prices in Colorado.

how to get free weed

First Time Deals

So, yeah, if you’re reading an article about how to get free weed, then you’ve probably already been to the dispensary – but this doesn’t mean this trick still won’t work. Some local dispensaries will have deals for first-time customers. So consider trying out a dispensary you haven’t been to before to check for first-timer deals.

Membership & Reward Programs

Dispensaries will often offer first-time customers some good deals – but what about their loyal customers? Most dispensaries will have some sort of loyalty program for returning customers. It can be as simple as a card that gets hole-punched with every purchase or a much more elaborate system like an app or online tracking. Ask your budtender at your favorite dispensary about any reward or loyalty programs offered.

Daily Weed Deals

Dispensaries aren’t unlike any other businesses – deals and sales are good for business and customer loyalty. Some dispensaries will have daily weed deals (for instance, Rocky Mountain High in Denver has a good Sunday deal) that you should be taking advantage of.

Search around our website for the newest weed deals before you head in – maybe tomorrow there’s a better deal on exactly what you were looking for.

Weed Coupon Websites

Essentially Groupon for marijuana, sites like Cannasaver will help you find deals on weed. It might take some searching, but you can find some killer deals that can help maximize your trip to the dispensary. Cannasaver is localized in Colorado, so our website can help you avoid the high weed prices in Denver or anywhere else in Colorado. 

Research Studies on Weed

These are a little more few and far between – but not impossible to find. Marijuana is a fascinating plant with a multitude of psychoactive and health effects. As it’s been illegal until fairly recently, it’s gone relatively unstudied by modern science. Sometimes universities or other research groups will have marijuana-related studies and will offer volunteers some free weed in exchange for participation – sometimes you even get paid. Do some research of your own online to see if there are any studies near you.

Weed Giveaways

Rare as well, weed giveaways are like stoner Christmas. Maybe it’s a new store opening, or a celebration, etc. – check on social media and Google for any giveaways that are happening near you.

They are more likely to be around on holidays – specifically 4/20

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Grow Your Own Weed

This may sound like a difficult solution, but a well-kept marijuana plant will pay for itself. There are tons of resources online to help you through the growing process, as well as how to make it ready to smoke. You can buy seeds at dispensaries (the current deal in Capitol Hill) and then grow weed in the comfort of your own home. Can’t get more free than nature.

Celebrate 4/20

One of the best chances you’ll have at getting free bud is doing some weed shopping on a weed holiday. Try out a couple of different dispensaries – most likely they’ll all be doing some sort of promotion for 4/20. Look on Cannasaver to see if there are any upcoming 4/20 deals near you.

The Best Way to Save Money

Opportunities to get truly free weed are scarce – after all, it’s a popular product sold by a business trying to make money – free doesn’t jive with that.

The best way to lower your expenses when buying weed is to look for the best deals. A Buy One, Get One deal still requires you to pay money, but the ‘Get One’ part of it is essentially free weed. Always check sites like Cannasaver before you head into the dispensary – you don’t want to be spending more money than you need to.

It’s hard to consider deals as free. But depending on how you look at it, a 50% off deal is essentially like getting 50% of your weed for free.

Check out some of these deals to make the most of your money when weed shopping:

·         Pure Marijuana Dispensary has locations across Colorado. Every Wednesday the entire store is Buy One, Get One 50% off. Cash in using this coupon.

·         At Herban Underground you can grab one Cousin Eddie’s Baked Goods (either cookies or brownies) and get another one free.

·         Rocky Mountain High Dispensary in Stapleton has a Munchie Monday deal – Buy One, Get One 50% off their selection of high-end edibles.

·         For medical cardholders – you can get a flower ounce for $100 OTD when you pay full price for the first ounce at Altitude Organic Medicine in Colorado Springs.

·         At Trenchtown Cannabis in Denver all vape cartridges are Buy One, Get One 50% off with this coupon.

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The Reality of Getting Free Weed

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a reliable, consistent way to get free weed – that’s if you find a way to get any at all. Marijuana is such a popular substance that finding it for free is likely never going to be easy. Using the tips and tricks mentioned above will help you – but there are no guarantees.

If you’re looking for free weed, then your end goal is likely to save money. Your best bet to lower your weed expenses is by finding the best deals. It’s not free – but it will save you a lot of money in the long run.

Think if you could be Buy One, Get One deals every time you visited the dispensary – that money you saved will start to add up.

Always make sure to find the best deal – use Cannasaver to keep your wallet full. 

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Southern Colorado Weed Deals

Posted by CANNASaver on Tuesday, 13 April 2021 in Canna Blog

Cannasaver by Cannapages, Colorado’s #1 spot for weed deals and coupons, is taking action to help those located in Southern Colorado find killer deals on everything marijuana. From flower to concentrates to edibles – Cannasaver.com has the best weed deals and coupons any stoner could hope for.

The employees over at Cannapages have been working to make these deals more accessible to those living or visiting south of Denver. As of right now, Colorado Springs still only has medical marijuana available due to the county’s jurisdiction.

Other than medical weed deals in Colorado Springs, Cannasaver is announcing deals in places like Manitou Springs, both East and West Pueblo, and Trinidad.

If you live in or near any of these places, make sure to visit our homepage before heading to your nearest dispensary. You could find some insane deals that will make sure you don’t break the bank.

For those who don’t feel like searching on their own – no worries. In this blog, we’ll include some of the best weed deals in Southern Colorado. The deals will be listed by town followed by dispensary location.

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Colorado Springs Weed Deals

Again, Colorado Springs only offers medical marijuana at the moment, but nonetheless, here are some deals you can find in the Colorado Springs area:

Native Roots (all locations) is offering a few good deals, like:

·         Buy 1 Get One Free on 1906 Pure Drops

·         Crumblin' Herb is $50 for an oz!

·         Mix & Match an oz of weed for $70

·         2 live resin cartridges for only $30

·         5 grams of wax or shatter is $60

Altitude Organic Medicine (all locations) is offering some great deals on weed:

·         Member pricing on flower up to 1 oz, as well as 20% off on non-flower items

·         2-HIGH CBD, 500-mg cartridges for $50 OTD

·         4 grams of flower for $20 OTD

·         BOGO 1 oz at regular price, get the 2nd oz at $100 OTD

·         BOGO half off, live resin 

The Epic Remedy (all locations) also offers some great medical weed deals:

·         Epic Remedy syringes are $25

·         1 gram of wax is $16! SHUT UP!

·         On all green-label flower, it's 2 oz of flower for $240

·         2 grams of live resin/diamonds is $40

·         Get 2 live Epic Remedy cartridges for $75

Maggie's Farm (all locations) is also doing some cool deals:

·         Get 20%, 25%, or 30% off your total purchase

·         Member pricing for all first-time patient purchases

·         15% off total purchase on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday

·         $100 REC Popcorn flower Ounce & $60 MED Popcorn Flower Ounce

Docta Rasta CBD (that's so fun to say) has some good weed specials:

·         25% OFF ALL Docta Rasta CBD Oils

·         25% OFF ALL Docta Rasta CBD Pain Tinctures

·         20% OFF ALL DELTA-8-THC Edibles & Vape Cartridges

Holy cow, there are so many good weed deals in Colorado Springs. You can check out all of them here (just type Colorado Springs, or any location for that matter, into the search bar).

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Manitou Springs Weed Deals

Maggie’s Farm on Manitou Avenue has several new deals on Cannasaver.

They include:

·         The Wake & Bake coupon – 15% off total purchase on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.

·         The Happy Hour coupon – 25% off total purchase between 9:00 am and 11:45 am.

·         A killer deal where you get 20% off purchases of $75, 25% off of purchases of $100, and 30% off purchases of $150.

·         Flower ounce savings – $100 for recreational popcorn ounce, $60 for medical popcorn ounce.

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Trinidad Weed Deals

The Other Place is Greener on West Main Street recently had some deals uploaded to Cannasaver:

·         Flower deal: $25 for an eighth of any flower.

·         Concentrate coupon: $130 will get you $160 worth of either wax or shatter.

·         Pre-rolled joint coupon: 4 one gram house pre-rolls for $20.

Lucky Monkey Buds on West Cedar Street also has some fantastic deals going on right now:

·         Concentrate deal: Eight grams of wax or shatter for only $88.

·         $15 for a gram of live sugar.

·         Grab an ounce of high-quality flower for $65.

·         If an ounce is too much, they also have a coupon for top-shelf flower – 3.5 grams for $25 OTD.

Faragosi Farms has some impressive deals just uploaded to the Cannasaver website:

·         Green Shelf Concentrate Bundle: $70 OTD for four grams.

·         Get $5 off a 1.5-gram moonrock joint with this coupon.

·         They’re currently selling eighths of flower for only $10 while supplies last.

·         Vape cartridge deal: Buy any four cartridges and get 10% off all of them.

Rooted Dispensary on Sante Fe Trail has got some new deals for customers:

·         Eighth deal: $19.92 for an eighth of premium flower with no limits.

·         Cartridge coupon: Eight 500mg vape cartridges for $119.52, can purchase up to sixteen cartridges.

·         Pay $11.98 for one gram of wax or shatter.

·         If one gram of wax and shatter isn’t enough, you can grab eight grams for $99 with this coupon.

Elevate 6010, located on East Main Street, has several new deals on Cannasaver including:

·         Buying an ounce of flower? Get $20 off of any flower ounce using this coupon.

·         Non-marijuana deal: Grab any one accessory from the store – t-shirt, pipe, rig, etc. – for 15% off.

·         Flower coupon: Bronze and Silver shelf flower eighth for $20.

·         Joint deal: Don’t forget to use this coupon! Get a $1 joint with any purchase.

Freedom Road Dispensary, also on Main Street, has some great new deals for their customers:

·         Mix & Match deal: Two 100mg edibles of either Koala Bars, Firefly Yummies, or Chaos Crispies for $21.

·         Pre-roll Special: 15% off all pre-rolls.

·         You can get Freedom Road concentrate grams at a steal for only $12 with this coupon

Check out the new deals at Trinidad’s Higher Calling U Dispensary located on Independence Road in northern Trinidad:

·         Ounce deal: $99.60 for an ounce of flower.

·         Concentrate deal: $99.60 for eight grams of THCU House wax or shatter.

·         Edible deal: $99.60 for eight house-selected edibles.

·         Mix It Up Special: Grab a ½ ounce of flower, four grams of THCU House wax or shatter, or four house-selected edibles for $99.60.

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Pueblo Weed Deals

Maggie’s Farm in Pueblo has the same killer deals as the location in Manitou Springs. Check the beginning of this article for those coupons.

The Green Solution on Southgate Place has recently started some new specials (You can also find these at the Trinidad location):

·         $15 off when you spend $75.

·         $25 off when you spend $100.

·         $40 off when you spend $150.

The Cannabis Depot right off of I-25 recently uploaded some specials to Cannasaver:

·         Quarter deal: $10 off any quarter once of flower, making it $30 OTD.

·         Joint special: Grab seven top-shelf, one-gram joints for $35.

·         You can get four grams of select concentrates for $55 OTD with this coupon.

·         Cartridge coupon: Four 500mg 1856 vape cartridges for $79.

Three Rivers Dispensary has locations in both Pueblo and West Pueblo, these deals will apply to both of them:

·         Flower deal: Green Label flower grams for only $5.95.

·         Premium flower deal: Red Labe flower grams for $6.95.

·         Concentrate coupon: Select shatter or wax for $12.95 a gram.

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Pueblo West Deals

Rocky Mountain Blaze on North Precision Drive uploaded some deals for Pueblo West customers:

·         $99 Ounces.

·         Grab grams of high-quality Colorado Best Dabs Live Resin for $28 using this coupon.

·         Concentrate deal: $15 grams of wax or shatter.

·         Vape deals: Four Juicy 500mg cartridges for $75.

The deals in Southern Colorado will always be growing and changing as Cannasaver begins working with more and more dispensaries and within more cities.

If none of the deals above really grabbed your eye – that’s fine! There are a lot more deals on our website than the ones mentioned here.

Now servicing more of the state than ever before, Cannasaver is truly Colorado’s #1 spot for weed shopping.

Always make sure to check the site before heading to your dispensary and make sure to get the most of your money.

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Cheap Vape Pens for Weed

Posted by CANNASaver on Monday, 12 April 2021 in Canna Blog

Vaping has gained a ton of popularity over the last couple of years – remember when everyone was using a JUUL (we still see a lot of these)? Now we don’t advocate for nicotine vapes here, but vape pens for weed are an entirely different story.

Vapes are among the most convenient and discreet ways to get high. They’re handheld, portable, and – depending on what you put in them – they pack a punch. Weed vapes are getting more and more popular – you probably either know someone who has one or have one yourself.

There are three main types of weed vape pens:

1)  A vaporizer that you fill with flower or concentrates.

2)  Vape pens that are only a battery and pre-filled distillate cartridges.

Both have pros and cons. Vaporizers can be filled with whatever you choose – whether it’s bud or wax or whatever. Vape pens are strong and insanely easy to use. Both are discreet and portable.

Unfortunately, vape pens can get expensive. And you might be intimidated by the price point if you’re considering buying one. No worries, we’re here to help. You can find plenty of cheaper options that work just as well as the high-end ones.

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Weed Vape Pens That Won’t Break the Bank

You can find vape pens at any dispensary and it won’t hurt to ask the budtender for help when deciding what to buy. But it also helps to go in with an idea of what you’re looking for. We’ll break down some of the best, cheapest options in this article, separated by type. If you see one you like, check out weed coupon websites like Cannasaver to see if there are any deals on the product.

Herb & Concentrate Vaporizers

Herb & concentrate vaporizers do exactly what you think they do – they vaporize flower or concentrates. You fill the cartridge with marijuana and the temperature-controlled device will make it possible to vape. They’re very user-friendly and allow for a lot of customization. Here are some of the best options that won’t hurt your wallet: 

Black Mamba Vaporizer – $48.99

The Black Mamba Vaporizer is a slick-looking with a conduction oven that can hold about 0.65 grams of flower. It’s a different shape than your average vaporizer and the conduction oven slightly changes the vapor you get. At just under $50, it’s a good vaporizer to purchase.

Yocan Evolve Plus XL Vaporizer – $49.99

The Yocan Evolve Plus XL is the newest version of Yocan’s fantastic vaporizer line. The new line is slightly bigger and has several quality-of-life improvements. The vaporizer is now easier to fill and take apart and they’ve added a way to adjust the airflow intake for the perfect vape hit.  

Kind Pen Bullet Vaporizer – $49.99

The Kind Pen Bullet Vaporizer gets its name from its – you guessed it – bullet-like shape. This vaporizer is used only for concentrates. Its shape allows for easy portability and discretion. The pen is also manufactured so that any leftover concentrate gets turned to vape on the next use.

Jump Atmos Dry Herb Vaporizer – $64.99

The Jump Dry Herb Vaporizer is a perfectly designed vaporizer that is both durable and easy to use. Simply pack the cartridge with flower and vape away. The cartridge should keep its heat for a short while, so you can take multiple hits quickly.

Honey Dabber II - $49.99

The Honey Dabber II is a concentrate vaporizer created by Honey Labs. The cherry wood sleeve gives the vape an authentic, natural look and doesn’t lower structural integrity. The piece is about five inches long, so the vapor will be cooled and mostly odorless by the time it hits. This cheaper option gives the look of a high-end vape and works just as well.

AirVape XS Go Vaporizer – $69.95

The AirVape XS Go Vaporizer is a small, portable concentrate vape. This vaporizer is also extremely light so it makes for the perfect on-the-go vape pen. The pen comes with five temperature options and a ceramic oven for easy cleaning. The mouthpiece is detachable so it can be cleaned in alcohol easily.

 Vapium Lite Vaporizer - $79.00

The Vapium Lite is a dry herb vaporizer with eight temperature settings for maximum control. The ceramic conduction oven produces good flavor and vapor. The chamber holds up to 0.33 grams of flower for a nice, short vape session.

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Distillate Vape Pens

Distillate vape pens differ from herb and concentrate vaporizers in that they need a specific pre-filled distillate cartridge. These are generally cheaper than vaporizers – but there’s a catch. Depending on how often you use the pen, the distillate cartridges may not last long. Unfortunately, they can sometimes be expensive, so make sure you’re getting a good deal.

Honey Stick Elf Auto Draw Vape – $24.99

The Honey Stick Elf is a small, buttonless distillate ‘pen.’ Its boxy shape allows for easy transportation. The magnetic connector piece for the cartridge allows for easy access and detachment. The Honey Stick Elf is compatible with most of the cartridges you’ll find at a dispensary.

Kandypens Slim Oil Vape - $34.95

Kandypens is known for its impressive selection of many different vaporizers. The Slim is just that – slim. It’s an elegant and simple design that will fit in your pocket and take up very little space. It’s compatible with all pre-filled cartridges from dispensaries. This vape is also buttonless and activates and you take hits. 

HoneyStick BeeKeeper – $39.95

The HoneyStick BeeKeeper is a higher-end vaporizer that works with pre-filled cartridges. The vapor is both flavorful and great in quality. This vape pen has a button that must be pressed in order to draw in, but no temperature or heat controls are needed.

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Cheap Vape Pens on Cannasaver

If you’re in Colorado and looking for an affordable vape pen, check out Cannasaver. They’ve got great deals on both pens and pre-filled cartridges to help you get vaping. Here are some of the current deals.

Pax Era Vape Pen

You can pick up the slim, easy-to-use vape pen for $29.99 at Herbs4You in Denver. This pen uses unique, pre-filled packs from Pax.

Airopro Vape Pen

Also available at Herbs4You, the Airopro is a high-end vaporizer now available for $30.

EvoLabs Disposable Vape Pen

Right now you can grab two of these pens for $48. Each comes with a different flavor and hits very strong.

So What Vape Pen Should I Buy?

We’ve given you the information, now it’s just time to make a decision. Truthfully, it’s hard to go wrong with a vape as the end game is usually the same – getting high. All of them should be able to do that for you.

Let us know which vape you picked out and how it works!

Happy vaping!

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Rick Simpson Oil Colorado

Posted by CANNASaver on Tuesday, 06 April 2021 in Canna Blog

Rick Simpson Oil is something I’m very thankful for in the cannabis industry. The miracle oil gave my little brother some of the best relief and quality of life in his struggle with brain cancer. But my brother isn’t the only one. I have seen hundreds of people being healed up the power of RSO. But for those new to the terminology, what is RSO?

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What is Rick Simpson Oil?

The beauty that is Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) is a full extract cannabis oil meant to be taken orally or applied topically. RSO is a marijuana extract made utilizing a solvent to extract cannabinoids. RSO has high levels of THC with a fine medley of other cannabinoids. The most common solvent used in making RSO is grain alcohol. No prohibition coming with this stuff

Seriously though, this stuff helped my brother live with a better quality of life as he was dying of cancer. I’m a fan.

Cannabis material is placed in a large container with alcohol then added after. The mixture is stirred and crushed into the alcohol until the liquid is nice and 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.

High potency oil, often dark in color and a thick deep green consistency, is the ultimate result of the process and can be siphoned into a syringe-style applicator for dosing. When buying, consumers of RSO should use indica cannabis strains to intake the oil for maximum healing. Indica strains are well-known for their subdued, relaxed highs which is a fundamental key to assist in healing.

Rick Simpson Oil

How RSO Got Its Name

Rick Simpson was born in the pot nation known as Canada. In 2003, he was diagnosed with skin cancer. Doctors weren’t prescribing him medicines “made from marijuana” known to help with cancer. 

Rick Simpson decided to make his own, despite legality at the time. In the past, he had used cannabis to treat medical issues, so he made a cannabis oil to treat his skin cancer topically. 

He decided to attempt treating his cancer with full extract cannabis oil by applying it directly to the area affected with skin cancer and giving it a good bandage dressing. Simpson grabbed this idea after reading studies from the National Cancer Institute, which THC had been found to kill cancer cells in mice.

After several days, the bandages were removed, and found the affected area of his body had cleared right up.

Even with Simpson’s cancerous growths disappearing completely, his doctor still refused to acknowledge cannabis as a treatment alternative. Boo!

After his recovery, Simpson began to produce the full extract cannabis oil for those who were/are in need. This brought popularity to Simpson and the extract and thus full extract oil became known as Rick Simpson Oil.

How to Get Incredible Benefits From Rick Simpson Oil

There is a method that the man himself suggests when using an RSO regimen.

The goal is to consume 60 grams of RSO over the course of 90 days.

  • Week 1: Start with three doses every day

  • Weeks 2 through 5: Double your dose every four days

  • Weeks 5 through 12: Take one gram of RSO daily until you’ve consumed the full 60 grams

In the first week, three doses should be taken each day, once in the morning, afternoon, and night. RSO is very potent. The beginning dose should be the size of half a grain of rice. After the first week, the measured dose should be doubled every four days. It will take approximately three to five weeks before the dosage reaches a full gram of RSO in a day. 

Continue to take a full gram in a day until the full 60 grams are consumed. The most common side effects when undertaking an RSO regimen are excessive tiredness and/or psychoactivity. Over time, the body will adjust to the higher dose of RSO; this typically takes three to four weeks.

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Dosing RSO For Max Effectiveness

Thankfully, RSO is an activated formulation, meaning no heat needs to be applied to the product when consuming it. Because of this, patients have many options on how to administer it. 

When taken effectively, Rick Simpson Oil has been known to treat medical conditions such as:

  • Cancer

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Arthritis

  • Asthma

  • Chronic Pain

  • Inflammation

  • Depression

  • Insomnia

  • High Blood Pressure

Each dose should be about the size of half a grain of rice and should be administered once every eight hours (morning, noon, and night); the first dose will be about ¼ drop of RSO. 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, sometimes couldn’t handle feeling the potent high. Start low and build to it.

RSO has an incredibly robust and bitter taste that can be a little too clingy on the ol' throat. I always suggest taking it with a tasty treat high in fats of your absolute choosing. My brother was a big stoner and still couldn’t stand the taste every single day. Don’t be brave.

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

Where to Find Rick Simpson Oil in Colorado

Kind Meds is located off Santa Fe in Denver

Current deals on RSO include:

But if you or anyone you know are hurting and can't find RSO available near you, it is incredibly easy to make at home. And perhaps we’ll be able to break it down for you soon.

Check out Cannasaver for the buds to get you started on your healing path. And for real guys, if you or anyone you know needs good knowledge on a better way to relieve what ails, RSO is the way to go.

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Birthday Weed Deals

Posted by CANNASaver on Monday, 05 April 2021 in Canna Blog

Got a big day coming up? Maybe you don’t know what to get a friend or your partner for their birthday. For those of you who don’t know what exactly constitutes a good birthday present – look no further. You know what pairs well with birthday cake? Birthday Cake Kush. Here are some birthday weed deals that are sure to make your or your loved one’s day special.

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Birthday Deals on Flower

·         LOVA Dispensary in Aurora has a $79 ounce deal on select strains.

·         1136 Yuma Dispensary in Denver has a $49 half-ounce deal on premium flower.

·         The Stone Dispensary off of Morrison Rd in Denver is selling select strains for $60.92 an ounce.

·         Herbs 4 You Dispensary has a deal on top-shelf flower for $142 an ounce.

·         Mary Jane’s House on Quentin St is selling $18 eighths on select strains.

·         Pure Dispensary also has a deal on top-shelf flower for $109 an ounce.

·         Reefer Madness Dispensary has a deal for $100 ounces on multiple different strains.

·         Spark Dispensary in Denver is selling quarter-ounces for $40.  

Birthday Deals on Shatter/Wax

·         The Lodge Cannabis on Federal Blvd has a deal on champagne wax for $17 per gram.

·         Rocky Mountain High on Wazee St in LoDo is selling seven grams of wax or shatter for $99.

·         Karmaceuticals Dispensary in Denver is doing a 10 percent off deal on all shatter on Saturdays.

·         Local Product of Colorado is selling four grams of Nectar Bee wax or shatter for $54.

·         Herbs4you has a deal on mix-n-match shatter, wax, and budder at $99 for eight grams.

·         Kind Meds Dispensary downtown is selling $15 wax/shatter grams.

·         Trenchtown Dispensary is selling a $55 Dab Party Pack – this includes two grams of wax or shatter, a silicone or glass nectar collector, a dab tool, and a torch.

·         Denver Dab Co’s current deal: eight grams of select wax/shatter for $90 OTD. 

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Birthday Deals on Edibles

·         All edibles at the Lodge Cannabis in Denver are Buy One Get One 50% off.

·         AMCH Denver has a mix-and-match deal on edibles – four 100mg edibles for $48.

·         The Stone Dispensary is selling Gas Factory 50 mg gummies for $6.35.

·         Pure Marijuana Dispensary in Edgewater is selling all edibles for 25% off with this coupon.

·         Mary Jane’s House is selling Chaos Crispies for $13 OTD.

·         Reefer Madness has a deal on Mile High Cake Pops - $18 for 150mg and $25 for 300mg.

·         Krystaleaves Dispensary is Commerce City is selling N-Fuzed gummies for $10 OTD.  

·         South Park Farma has a deal on Wyld Gummies for $18 OTD – elderberry flavor is excluded.

Birthday Deals on Live Resin

·         Rocky Mountain High in LoDo is selling two grams of premium live resin for $55.

·         Chronic Creations in Wheat Ridge is currently selling eight grams of Chronic Creations live resin for $180 OTD.

·         Herbs4you has a mix-and-match deal on live resin – multiple strains at $174.73 for eight grams.

·         Golden Meds on Santa Fe has a deal on Viola Live Resin at $55 for two grams.

·         Krystaleaves Dispensary is selling their homemade live resin for $25 per gram.

·         Sano Gardens currently has a deal on their premium live resin – $45 a gram OTD.

·         High West Cannabis in Denver has an eight-gram for $175 deal on premium live resin.  

Birthday Deals on Pre-Rolls

·         Golden Meds on Santa Fe is selling $4 gram joints.

·         Rocky Mountain High in Stapleton has a deal on pre-rolls – twelve half-gram joints for $49.

·         Mary Jane’s House’s deal on joints – 5 for $25 OTD.

·         The Stone Dispensary on Morrison Rd is selling 1.5-gram Kaviar joints for $17.47 pre-tax.

·         The Lodge Cannabis has a mix-and-match deal on king-size joints – four joints for $20 OTD.

·         AMCH Denver Dispensary is selling five Bubble Hash joints for $44 pre-tax.

·         Berkeley Dispensary in Arvada is selling house pre-rolls for $3.

·         Pure Marijuana Dispensary has a deal on Infused Wonder Joints for 25% off every Tuesday.

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Birthday Deals on Medical Marijuana

·         Little Brown House on South Broadway is selling Special Lazercat Crystal Water Hash for $1,200 an ounce.

·         Reefer Madness Dispensary has a deal on twenty grams of wax or shatter for $250 OTD.

·         Little Brown House also has a deal on Viola Live Resin – $800 per ounce OTD.

·         Spark Dispensary has a killer deal on mix-and-match concentrates – one ounce of wax or shatter for $350.

·         Reefer Madness Dispensary is selling top-shelf medical flower for $130 an ounce.

·         Little Brown House’s edible deal – 1000mg Coda Coffee & Doughnut Chocolate Bar for $35 OTD.

·         La Bodega near Glendale is selling top-shelf ounces for $80 a pop. Call ahead for availability.

·         Kind Meds Dispensary has a deal on premium live resin for $461 an ounce.

Birthday Deals on CBD

·         Pure Marijuana Dispensary has a 25% off all CBD and skincare products every Friday.

·         AMCH Denver is selling quarter-ounces of CBD for $30 OTD.

·         Herbs4you Dispensary in Capitol Hill a 2,000mg CBD and 100mg THC tincture for $87 a bottle.

You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who wouldn’t be happy with some weed for their birthday. Whoever you’re buying for, the deals listed above are sure to make them happy.

If none of those fit your style of gift-giving, check out other deals on the Cannasaver website.

Happy Birthday!

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Shake Deals Denver

Posted by CANNASaver on Friday, 02 April 2021 in Canna Blog

My canna-friends, you know how I like to keep you in the know, right? So what do I want you to know about this time? A grand little present known as "shake." If you know, then you know. But for those who think I sound like a stoner stereotype, hear me out: while shake usually gets a bad rap, as the quality of weed is better these days, so is the shake...and there really are some good-quality shake deals in the Denver area that you should know about.

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What is Shake?

It can vary in definition from person to person, but shake can be an extremely cost-efficient alternative to whole bud marijuana flower for those who like to consume marijuana in larger quantities or for those who go through their stashes fast.

By definition, marijuana shake describes the small pieces of flower left at the bottom of a storage device. These leftovers come from larger cannabis nugs. Shake typically forms when bumped or “shaken” around during transportation or harvesting. It does tend to dry out fast, so keep that in mind.

Dispensaries tend to sell these leftovers at a lower price than the flower it was shaken from because their effects and potency are often pretty unknown. 

Shake is Definitely Not Trim

Trim is what gets removed from cannabis buds after harvest. Trim often contains much more sugar leaves and stems than shake.

Trim is typically used in making concentrates and not much else.

If smoked on its own, trim will most likely not get you high.

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Shake’s Bad Reputation

Shake has been looked down upon in the past as being an inferior quality to actual, intact cannabis flower buds. This often comes with people who probably bought trim thinking it was shake, most likely weak or not having any effect.

Shake that comes from a strain with a larger concentration of trichomes can be just as good as the original bud.

That shake sitting in a dispensary jar, then rolling around in tasty trichomes adds a lot of flavor and potency.

Unfortunately, trichomes are fragile and are not always found in high concentrates. In this case, the quality of this kind of shake may be lower quality than those with larger amounts of trichomes present.

When looking for quality cannabis shake, look for cannabis shake that still has a decent amount of shiny trichomes present.

How You SHOULD Look at Shake

In the past, shake was just a random ratio of leaves, stems, and maybe some buds. I imagine most people think that this gross assortment of marijuana turns anyone off of buying shake. But rejoice, for it is 2021, and recreational/medical weed is the best it's probably ever been! 

Sweet Mary Jane only continues to grow (pun absolutely intended) in potency and availability as the country continues to legalize. This being the case, marijuana shake can only get better as well.

Some dispensaries even use the term “shake” to actually describe popcorn (fully-formed, but small) buds. 

Here are 3 popular ways shake is used:

  • Edibles and tinctures: Use shake with any edible or tincture recipe instead of wasting full buds. You gather cannabinoids from about any form of cannabis. So for edibles, prioritizing quality in the ingredients you’re combining with the shake is more important. This makes edibles or tinctures a great way to use up your lower-quality shake.

  • Pre-rolls/Joints: Using shake for joints is a common practice for dispensaries. Some cannabis consumers will tell you they prefer the mellow and toned-down high that shake provides. Shake joints/pre-rolls are a good solution for those who experience negative effects from high potency buds though this isn’t always the case.

  • Blunts: These XXL joints take a lot of Mary Jane to fill up. Shake is a wonderful solution for the "bluntists" out there. Mix these with premium flower, hash and/or kief for extra mindful delights.

Shoot, I bought shake just the other day during one of my own dispensaries runs. The shake was from a platinum shelf bud at half the cost. Though, do look at it first. Some batches of shake are far better than others.

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Deals on Shake in Denver

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

Current deals for shake include:

The Lodge has two dispensaries located in downtown Denver

Current deals on shake are:

Herbs 4 you is located in the Capitol Hill Area

Current deals for shake include:

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

Current deals on shake are:

Trenchtown Cannabis is located off Sheridan Blvd

Current deals for shake include:

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

Current deals on shake are:

Some Last Cautions When Buying Shake

  • Buying shake can be a literal mixed bag of different cannabis strains and following high from a particular batch of shake isn't always going to be consistent. Shake also dries out quickly, so you'll want to smoke it fast.

  • Some dispensaries carry cannabis shake in tightly packed jars for weeks. Make sure you check that the shake isn’t too moist. This can make marijuana a perfect breeding ground for mold. No one should smoke mold.

  • Medical marijuana patients should try to steer clear of shake. Medical patients often do require consistent doses and results of quality accurate potency flower. With shake, neither is guaranteed. 

In the end, it's up to your personal cannabis budget and preferences.

Due to its ever-growing popularity, finding consistent deals on premium shake can often be tricky, even in Denver.

With so many different shake deals around Denver, Cannasaver will help you find the best deals. With great shake comes great responsibility and Cannasaver has found some of the best flowers around the Denver area.

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Best Edibles In Denver

Posted by CANNASaver on Friday, 26 March 2021 in Canna Blog

There are a few good reasons you’re probably looking for the best edibles in Denver. For whichever reason that is, we don’t blame you. Edibles are tasty, they’re a healthier way of getting high, they don’t smell like weed (as potent as bud), and they’re efficient

So, whether you’re only visiting Colorado for a small period of time, or you’re a local and just new to the edibles world, here are some of the best edibles and THC-infused beverages that Denver has to offer. Just remember to use marijuana edibles and beverages in moderation and follow recommended dosing instructions and guidelines, as they could take a while to kick in.

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Best Marijuana Edibles in Denver

Honestly, you can’t go wrong with almost any edible, and everyone has their own preference on taste, consistency, etc. That being said, there’s a reason you’ll find certain edibles at almost any dispensary in Denver (or Colorado, in general).

Wana (Brands)

Wana Brands is one of the better-known brands when it comes to edibles. In Colorado, they have a good variety of products, including:

  • Fast-acting gummies (4 varieties and flavors)

  • Quick tinctures (2 varieties, a 1:1 CBD/THC and a 10:1 CBD/THC)

  • Sour gummies (10 different varieties and flavors)

  • Tart candies (3 different varieties and flavors)

  • CBD-only gummies ( 12 different varieties and flavors)

What we love about these edibles is that they taste great, they have the traditional, sugar-sprinkled gummy, and they have a soft, tender consistency. You don’t have to bite down super hard and they’re almost always in stock, because of “high” demand (see what I did there?). You’re likely to find Wana almost everywhere.

Coda (Signature)

Okay, Coda is really starting to catch fire with how awesome their edibles (and tinctures, for that matter) are. Depending on what type of activity you’re looking to do, there is a tasty treat for you. They feature a few different edibles, like:

  • Truffles (made with South American cacao)

  • Gummies (7 different varieties and exotic flavors, like, lychee/cucumber, mango/chile lime, etc.)

  • Chocolate bars (7 different varieties and exotic flavors, like caramel/corn, snap pea/spice, coffee/doughnuts, etc.)

These edibles are vegan-friendly, gluten-free, and naturally and ethically sourced. They’re probably one of the most “exotic” edibles when it comes to taste and flavor. You also have a wide variety of mg THC you can choose from, from 5 mg to 25 mg per package. My mouth is watering just thinking of these edibles. 

Wyld

Wyld (Canna) is an edible company that comes from the Pacific Northwest, and really does a good job of representing everything we love about that area of the nation, in its packaging and product. Great branding, made for the active stoner and lifestyle, all-natural, real fruit, perfect for sharing, vibrant colors, ok, we’re done. They have really tasty products, like:

  • Gummies (7 different varieties and flavors)

  • (White) Chocolates (3 different varieties and flavors)

They may seem like any other edible company/product, but what sets them apart is the feeling you get when you eat them. Duh, it’s a high one, but it’s super clean. It feels natural. It feels subtle. It feels right. It feels….WYLD. My personal favorites are the Elderberry THC: CBN ones that have dark, midnight blue packaging. It’s like if you were tucked into bed, read your favorite bedtime story, and kissed on the cheek by your mom or something. Oh, and they are soft and they taste amazing. 

1906

1906 is changing the game when it comes to edibles, in the sense that there’s something for everyone, every sort of mood, every sort of variety. It’s in the ingredients that pair with the CBD/THC. Let us explain.

Need help with that essay? There’s an edible for that. Like, specifically. Need help going to sleep? Yep, one for that, too, with the help of corydalis (an herbal ingredient, used in Chinese medicine). Here’s what you can expect to find:

  • Genius - A pill-like edible, with herbal ingredients, caffeine, and THC that help you write like 12 pages for that paper due tomorrow at midnight.

  • Midnight - A chocolate edible, for when you’ve turned in that paper and now you wanna go “night night.”

  • Go - A chocolate edible blend, perfect for getting shit done, out and about, etc. A bit different from “Genius” kinda like that coffee blend you go for when you’re in this mode.

  • Love - Little chocolate candies that are perfect for feeling those sensual, love-enhancing vibes (no, it’s not going to work like Viagra).

  • Chill - A dark chocolate blend of herbal ingredients, CBD, THC, for that time after work, after a long day, to calm yourself (L-theanine, magnolia, etc)

  • Bliss - Going to a social event but not feeling social? This helps promote being bubbly and extroverted. They’re chocolate peanut butter cups with theobromine in them. Blissful.

Happy Chews

Happy Chews seriously are the closest thing I’ve ever gotten to a Starburst-like consistency and flavor. Almost identical, really, only with THC, so maybe actually better. There’s not a ton of variety in products, but they know what they’re doing and they do it right.

  • Taffy - Again, kinda like Starbursts (3 different flavors and varieties)

They’re so tasty, think of like a Laffy Taffy meets Starburst, but then you keep laughing ‘cuz you’re high now. Happy Chews. They come in 100 mg packages.

There are a few other edibles worth mentioning, like Ripple, Blue Kudu (now Curaleaf), Incredibles, and a few of these edible companies include beverages, too, to mix things up. Companies like Wana actually include “mocktails” you can make with tinctures and beverages they provide!

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Marijuana Beverages

Marijuana beverages aren't as popular or as well-known as the pot brownie or good ol’ fashioned bong rip, but they're delicious, different, and definitely one of the most unique offerings you'll find at our Denver dispensaries

Marijuana drinks also called cannabis beverages or THC-infused beverages, are cannabis-enhanced drinks that will get you high while quenching your thirst. 

Like other varieties of edibles, marijuana beverages are a great choice for marijuana tourists, as they don't smell and you can discreetly enjoy them just about anywhere. 

The variety of marijuana drinks is vast, so we've highlighted some of the best cannabis beverages that you'll definitely want to try when you travel to Denver, and don’t forget to check out the marijuana edibles deals on CannaSaver before you hit the dispensary. 

Marijuana beverages are one of those must-try 420 novelty items every Denver traveler on a marijuana tour should experience. 

There are many brands to choose from, and varieties range from sodas to teas to punches and even coffees.

CannaPunch

One of our favorite brands is CannaPunch, a non-carbonated cannabis-infused beverage that comes in refreshingly fruity flavors like Watermelon Nectar and Juicy Grape. 

The punch is made with organic ingredients and is 100% vegan, making it a good choice for the health-conscious Denver 420 traveler

CannaPunch also makes a product called Mota Energy Citrus Blast, a citrus-flavored, cannabis-infused, caffeine-enriched energy shot that will give you a heavy buzz without weighing you down. There’s also a popular flavor, Black Cherry Fusion, which you can find in our list of edibles.

Many edibles make you drowsy, and these energy shots are a good alternative if you want to get a good high and also stay awake to enjoy it. You can pick up some CannaPunch at many Denver dispensaries.

Dixie Elixirs

Another marijuana beverage line to try is Dixie Elixirs. They offer fruity, fun, THC-infused marijuana beverages in flavors such as Watermelon Cream, Sparkling Pomegranate, Sparkling Blueberry, Peach Iced Tea, and their limited edition Wild Berry Lemonade. Each bottle contains a total of 90 mg THC, with a 5 mg recommended serving size. Dixie Elixirs are great for marijuana tourists and Denver travelers from out of state who aren't experienced with THC-infused beverages. Each bottle features a dosing cap so you can easily measure out the recommended amount without having to do any guesswork. In addition to their fruity soda line, Dixie Elixirs also makes a beverage, especially for coffee-lovers. If you're looking for coffee in Denver and some cannabis to go with it, check out Dixie's Mint Coffee Lift. In addition to THC, coffee, and a touch of mint flavor, Mint Coffee Lift also contains Quercetin, Resveratrol, and D-Ribose, three ingredients reputed to help improve cellular metabolism. MMJ America offers 35% off Dixie Elixirs and all other marijuana beverages every Thursday.

Keef Cola

Colorado-based company Keef Cola makes a wide range of edibles, but it's their sodas that have made them famous among Colorado pot enthusiasts and Denver marijuana tourism travelers alike. Each soda contains 10 mg of THC, and the flavors are named for the cannabis strain with which they are made. 

Varieties include:

  • Blue Dream

  • Flo

  • Cherry Bomb

  • Orange Kush

  • Bubba Kush Root Beer

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Other Marijuana Edibles to Try

Marijuana beverages are but one of many marijuana edibles products you can find at recreational dispensaries in Denver. There are also chocolates, gummies, pastries, granolas, snack mixes, cookies, candies, mints, and more—and we're just scratching the surface here. We'll cover some of those other edibles in future blog posts, but to really see what all is out there, you'll just have to travel to Denver, visit our dispensaries, and see for yourself. 

You'll likely say what many marijuana tourism seekers say when they first step into a well-stocked recreational dispensary: “I feel like a kid in a candy store!” 

When you see the countless sparkling jars of beautiful buds and the plethora of candies, marijuana beverages, and other incredible edibles, you'll know exactly what they mean.
 

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Kief vs Hash

Posted by CANNASaver on Thursday, 25 March 2021 in Canna Blog

Frazier vs Ali. Coke vs Pepsi. Red Sox vs Yankees. Kief vs Hash.

Fortunately, there is no rivalry between kief vs hash – just some key differences.

Both are great ways to get high, though there are changes in composition, production, and ingestion that make each unique.

By the end of this article, you’ll know everything there is to know about both hash and kief.

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Definitions of Kief and Hash

·         Kief – an accumulation of trichomes sifted from cannabis flowers with a mesh screen.

If you’ve ever used a grinder, odds are you’ve already run into some kief on your own. Kief is the small, powder-like substance you’ll find in a kief catcher. Most grinders are equipped with one on the bottom third portion. When using the grinder to break down flower, the smaller cannabis particles fall down to the kief catcher. These are among the strongest parts of the cannabis plant – kief can get you really high. Kief contains the highest concentration of cannabinoids (THCA, CBD, etc.) in the entire plant.

·         Hash (hashish) – a concentrate created by pressing the resin glands of the cannabis plant together.

Hash is essentially pressed and heated kief. When pressed, the composition of the kief changes. Kief itself is like a powder – hash is more akin to soft brick. This hash can be ingested on its own or used to make other concentrates. All concentrates – wax, shatter, oils – are essentially made from hash. Hash can be many different colors but is typically brown, green, or tan.  

History of Kief and Hash

Kief: Comes from an Arabic word meaning “pleasure.” This makes only makes sense, as kief holds some of the highest amounts of cannabinoids of the entire marijuana plant. It’s hard to track down the first time kief was ever used – wherever someone was breaking down marijuana, kief was being made. Old civilizations had been known to sift marijuana plants in order to obtain kief. As cultivation of weed has been traced back to as early as 500 BCE, one can assume kief was being used as well.

Hash: Hashish is really the original concentrate. Yes, kief is technically a concentrate – but that’s just collected, vs pressing/heating. Hash requires a process to be made. It’s been used both recreationally and medically for thousands of years. A reference to hash can be found in the book 1001 Arabian Nights, which was first published in 1775 – but the contents are likely from much earlier, somewhere between the 8th and 14th Centuries. There are also stories that link the use of hash to Haydar, the founder of the Sufi order. Hashish was widely used among ancient civilizations in the Middle East, Asia, and Europe. The concentrate even began to be studied for medical purposes in the early 1900s.

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How Kief and Hash are Made

Kief: Kief isn’t as much of a making process as it is a collecting process. It’s really quite simple – use your grinder. The frequently you grind up flower, the more kief you will collect. Kief can also be collected using a sifter.

Hash: The process of making hash is slightly more labor-intensive. Kief is needed to get started on production. The higher the concentration of cannabinoids, terpenes, and trichomes, the stronger the hashish will end up.

The most common way of making hash at home uses a flat-iron or hair straightener, some parchment paper, and kief. Kief goes in the parchment paper, then it is pressed and heated with the iron or straightener. After a short amount of time, the kief will turn into an solid/liquid that can be dabbed or smoked.

Another common way to make hash is by just using the hands. Called charas, and popular in India, flowers are rolled in the hands until a paste-like solid is formed.

The production of hashish has a rich history and is different among many cultures. Still, the end result is the same – a strong concentrate rich with cannabinoids and terpenes.

How To Use Them

Kief: Kief can be used in a variety of ways. Since it’s so commonly collected among stoners, many people have found great ways to utilize all of the cannabinoids located within.

·         Top Off a Bowl or Joint: Kief is pretty strong by itself. It is possible to smoke it on its own, but its powdery texture often leads to incredibly strong hits and coughing fits. Kief really is strong enough that most people don’t need to smoke it by itself. Topping off a bowl or a joint is a great way to make your weed much more potent.

·         Make Cannabutter: Cannabutter is exactly what it sounds like. This product can be used to make stronger edibles than those made with just flower.

·         Spike Your Coffee: That’s right – a popular way to consume kief is by putting it in the morning cup of coffee. The heat of the coffee will activate the cannabinoids in the kief, leaving you with an ultra-relaxing cup of joe.

·         Make Concentrates: Kief can be used to make a variety of concentrates – hash, live resin, shatter, and others. A good way to use your kief is to make moon rocks. These are a combination of flower, hash oil, and kief and are an accepted form of homemade concentrates.

Hash: Hash can be used like most other concentrates – but also like flower as well.

·         Put It In a Joint: You can roll up hash in a joint like you would with kief. The hash will up the potency of your joint.

·         Smoke a Bowl: Hashish itself can be put into a bowl and smoked just like flower. Hash is typically very strong, so not as much will be needed as flower.

·         Dab: If made correctly hash can be dabbed like other concentrates. With enough heat, the hash will be melted into a liquid that can then be dabbed.

Kief vs. Hash

In the end, whichever you like better is really personal preference.

Though both kief and hash have distinct differences, the end result is the same – you’ll be high.

Check out Cannasaver to get great deals on kief, hash and other marijuana products. 

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Stoner Terms

Stoner Terms

Posted by CANNASaver on Wednesday, 24 March 2021 in Canna Blog

Stoners have many different words for different aspects of marijuana. If you're new to the game or have heard some words you don't quite understand, having a stoner dictionary may help in understanding marijuana and its many stoner terms.

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The Unofficial Stoner Terms of Cannabis, etc.

Here are a few stoner terms that may help you out in your next "sesh."

Baked

The warm and fuzzy feelings from marijuana, “ Being high”. Someone found baked might be red-eyed and giggly. 

Blunt

A blunt is a hollowed-out cigar filled with ground weed. Blunts hold more marijuana than regular rolling papers from joints. They also burn slower and more evenly. Just a reminder: cigars are wrapped with actual tobacco leaves, meaning that they do hold the potential for nicotine addiction.

Bogart

The act of selfishly keeping a joint/bowl/blunt to yourself without passing it to the next person in your circle. The reference is from actor, Humphrey Bogart, being known to always have a cigarette in his mouth.

Bong

A classic glass device used for smoking marijuana. A bong uses water to cool down the inhaled smoke. They come in all kinds of sizes, shapes, and styles. 

Bowl

Can be used in two different ways:

  1. A bowl is a glass pipe used to smoke cannabis. It contains a small to medium carb which allows air and smoke to pass through. 

  2. A separate, detachable part on a pipe or bong designed to hold marijuana. 

Bubble Hash

Bubble hash is a classic, high potency THC concentrate. The hash is made when cannabis is submerged in ice-cold water and vigorously agitating the flower to filter out the plant material. The byproduct is a golden solventless delight that is safe for anyone to try making

Bubbler

A bubbler is kind of like a cross between a regular glass pipe and a bong. It uses water and percolators to filter out smoke, allowing for tasty hits and thankful lungs.

Budtender

Dispensary employees from which customers purchase marijuana products of all kinds. They have a duty to inform consumers of the best ways to use products. 

Carb

A tiny hole on the side of a typical hand pipe. The pipe user covers and quickly uncovers the hole to control the regulation of airflow. 

Cashed

When your cannabis has been smoked through during your session. A cashed bowl is typically nothing but ash and black resin leftovers. The residue should be removed before next smoke time.

Cherried

A fire ignited bowl that stays lit instead of needing to be constantly reignited. This term describes the warm, red glow that a burning bowl of cannabis tends to take on. 

Cottonmouth

Dry mouth, which comes after ingesting marijuana. The term comes from your mouth getting so dry, it feels as though it has been stuffed with cotton. The best way to keep cottonmouth away is to have your favorite drink of choice near you while smoking.

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Couch-Locked 

A sedative feeling often associated with the body high effect of strong Indica strains. The term comes from the feeling of being stuck or locked in your couch, unable to move. You won't want to leave the couch for hours.

Cross Joint

This type of joint became popular in the 2008 movie Pineapple Express. A cross joint consists of two joints shaped together forming a cross. Three ends form which can be lit, and you get to enjoy the interesting experience of smoking two joints, combined into one.

Crutch

A small rip of stiff paper, which then makes a mouthpiece for a joint. A crutch is awesome for preventing burnt plant matter from reaching your body by providing a buffer. You can buy crutches that are perfectly shaped or just use a thin piece of cardboard instead (it also prevents "scoobs" – see below).

Dab

A term used to describe intaking marijuana concentrates. Dabs are portions of THC concentrates that you vaporize using a heated means, “dabbing”. This concentrated form of cannabis is much more potent than regular marijuana flower.

Dugout

 A small, wooden two-compartment container. One compartment has space for a small one-hitter and the larger compartment is used to store cannabis. These are very portable and discreet. 

Hotboxing

The act of smoking marijuana in a small, enclosed area.  Hotboxing fills the small space with smoke results being that each breath gets you a little higher. Popular places to hotbox: bathrooms and cars.

Joint

A very common way of consuming marijuana. A joint is a rolled cigarette but instead of tobacco, cannabis is used. A crutch is typically thrown in as a mouth filter. A crutch helps create a lighter joint smoking experience.

Kief

Kief is a solventless extraction known as dry sifting. The extraction separates trichomes from marijuana plant material. This is created by the use of extremely fine micron screens and some good ol' elbow grease. This is what accumulates in the bottom of your grinder.

Marijuana

This is a general term for female cannabis plants and their flowers. Marijuana is a drug that is often smoked either in a bowl, a bong, a joint, or other devices.

OTHER NAMES USED: Mary Jane, weed, pot, reefer, ganja, herb, chronic, bud, and the list goes on and on

Moon Rocks

Moon rocks are a relatively new way to enjoy marijuana in a solventless concentrated form. This beautiful combination leads to potencies between 50-90% THC. Mon Rocks are high quality marijuana buds which were dipped in hash oil and rolled in a fine layer of kief. 

Munchies

Smoking cannabis activates our inner starving pig, deep within our stomachs. Sometimes once you've smoked and started eating, it can be hard to stop.

Pack a Bowl

The act of loading an amount of marijuana flower into a glass bowl of a hand pipe or bong. Make sure your bowl isn’t too densely packed to allow plenty of airflow.

Pinner

A purposefully small joint made to save flower or to reach a small high. Pinners are named for the pin-like nature of the roll. These are great for rolling up for a quick break from work or sharing a favorite new strain with a buddy.

stoner lighting a joint

Pre-Roll

These are pre-assembled and ready-to-smoke joints sold in dispensaries. Pre-rolls sometimes come in the form of caviar (coated in kief/hash oil) and secured in a plastic tube. Pre-rolls are great for those who are unable to roll joints. 

Roach

The end of the joint, the dirty part of a joint. A roach usually has a strong-flavored resin that is accumulated there. Doesn't taste great but good for a rainy day.

Re-up

The process of obtaining more cannabis products. This can be used by a distributor to refer to obtaining the product to sell (“re-up supply”) or consumers looking to restock. Depending on your experience and tolerance level, a re-up can occur anywhere from every two weeks to every month. Some stoners prefer to buy in bulk (such as in halves or ounces) to last them longer, while others tend to buy as much as they need for a small amount of time. In prohibition states, the amount you re-up depends on how much your dealer has.

Sesh

A term used to describe a smoking session, the term is short for session. This is marijuana consumption over a joint, pipe, blunt, etc. Any time you spend smoking weed.

Scoobs

When you inhale from a joint or a pipe too hard and get weed crumbs or ash in your mouth.

Sploof

A device used to hide odors of marijuana smoke. A sploof is a toilet paper tube stuffed with dryer sheets to exhale into that turns smoke smell into a dryer sheet aroma. hopes that the smoke will come out the other end with the aroma of dryer sheets. This prevents any residual odor from the smoke from sticking around. 

Terpenes

Biological aromatic compounds found in many different plant species. In cannabis, they are responsible for the various flavors and aromas each strain obtains. The terpenes produce citrus, pepper, pine, and floral tastes/smells gathered within the buds or more specifically in the trichomes. 

I know speaking with a stoner about marijuana can seem like you're speaking a second language. With your unofficial stoner terms of slang, I hope you understand a bit more of the language that is marijuana and that you can feel more comfortable speaking about it.

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Medical vs Recreational Weed

Posted by CANNASaver on Tuesday, 23 March 2021 in

Many countries and US states are legalizing cannabis for both medicinal and recreational use. If you’re wondering what the difference between recreational vs. medical cannabis… the biggest difference is ultimately the needs of the user.

When talking about medical marijuana, it’s about using the whole plant or the cannabinoids within it to alleviate or help improve symptoms of certain medical issues such as epilepsy, rheumatoid arthritis, and even cancer.

On the other hand, recreational marijuana is used for reasons that are not medical. Recreational users use marijuana for personal pleasure and enjoyment, or to relieve stress and anxiety. Although recreational users may also seek the therapeutic benefits of cannabis, they don’t require it in the same sense as medical users. 

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Differences Between Medical vs Recreational Weed

THC/CBD levels

Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC is the psychoactive compound in marijuana. Recreational marijuana usually has more THC content than medical cannabis. Those who use cannabis for recreational purposes usually seek the ‘high’ that comes with smoking cannabis. This is why you’ll find that recreational strains tend to have a higher THC content compared to medical strains. But that’s not to say recreational users don’t love CBD. 

Medical cannabis contains a higher Cannabidiol or CBD content than the recreational type. This compound found in the cannabis plant doesn’t make you ‘high’. CBD is popular for relieving pain and easing symptoms from various medical conditions. CBD is also scientifically proven to have anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties. It can also produce a calming effect that can balance the anxiety-inducing effects of THC. 

Legalization

Today, fourteen states have legalized cannabis for recreational use with sixteen states decriminalizing the substance. The public understanding of cannabis has led to a decrease in the stigma associated with it, especially around medical usage. However, it’s important to know the rules surrounding cannabis for specific states as cannabis is fully illegal in some states such as Alabama and Kansas. Getting caught with cannabis in these states can come with hefty fines and even jail time. 

To obtain medical marijuana, you must obtain a recommendation from your doctor. The doctor must determine if you have a qualifying condition to access medical marijuana. This recommendation must be renewed regularly and you must be 18 to purchase medical marijuana from a dispensary. In some cases, legal access is granted for minors who suffer from chronic illness. Patients may also be allowed to grow their own cannabis plants.

Washington and Colorado were the first states to legalize recreational cannabis for some adults. Today recreational cannabis is legal in several states including Alaska, Arizona, and Maine. In the states where it is legal, you need to be over 21 to purchase recreational cannabis from dispensaries. Recreational users, (depending on where you live) can also choose to grow their own cannabis plant. However, the allowed scale of crops is much smaller than those of medical users.

Price

When it comes to the price difference between medical and recreational cannabis, many factors come into play. Although In most cases, medical marijuana users will pay less than their recreational counterparts. 

Medical cannabis is usually priced and taxed lower than the recreational kind. Because medical cannabis is not assisted or covered by most insurance companies, legal states keep taxes low to ensure it’s accessibility to those who need it. Additionally, medical cannabis doesn’t experience the same retail markup as the recreational kind. Cannabis sold for recreational use is subject to price fluctuations depending on market conditions and supply.

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Quality

When talking about quality, it’s all about where you’re getting your weed from. You can find both quality recreational and medical cannabis from reputable dispensaries or growers. 

Medical and recreational cannabis undergo the same growing process, the differences are in its cultivation and production. Medical cannabis undergoes a strict and controlled process before it’s available to patients and is usually grown indoors. 

Recreational cannabis can be grown indoors and outdoors, however, the environment is less controlled and monitored. Additionally, some recreational plants might have higher levels of pesticides, as it is not strictly regulated like medical cannabis. This is not to say recreational cannabis isn’t safe, you just need to get your weed from a reputable and trustworthy source.

Benefits and Availability

There are a variety of products emerging from the cannabis industry, both medical and recreational. From topicals, oils, candies, and beverages. There are so many new options for users to consume cannabis without actually smoking it. 

One thing about the medical cannabis industry is that it offers a wider scope of products because many of those who use medical marijuana usually opt for smoking alternatives. Alternatives include tinctures, capsules, topicals, and food products. Medical products also have higher concentrations of CBD because of their pain-relieving effects.

Although many recreational users enjoy the ‘high’ they get from cannabis, they also realize the benefits of products with higher CBD levels. Many recreational users turn to cannabis to ease symptoms of anxiety or depression and seek products with CBD to offset the psychoactive effects of THC, which can be known to induce symptoms of anxiety.

Cannabis overall can produce feelings of calm and ease, so no wonder why those who have trouble relaxing turn to the plant to alleviate their symptoms. As recreational cannabis usage becomes less stigmatized, the scope of products offered for recreational is also broadening. It won’t be long from now until we start seeing an influx of new and innovative products hit the shelves at our local dispensaries. 

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Recreational and Medical Weed Deals from Cannasaver

Despite slight differences, there is a tremendous overlap between recreational and medicinal cannabis. The biggest one being that we all love the plant, whether it’s for therapeutic or euphoric effects - or even both! Make sure to check out our latest deals on BOTH medical and recreational marijuana in a variety of product types. Here at Cannasaver, we always have the right kind of deals for you.

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How to Pick Weed at a Dispensary

How to Pick Weed at a Dispensary

Posted by CANNASaver on Monday, 22 March 2021 in Canna Blog

The use of cannabis has been documented throughout history, dating back more than 2000 years in the human story. Yet, for all the years it has been available in our human history, the world has never dealt with the plant as it does today. Dispensaries have 10’s if not 100’s of products, including strains, concentrates, edibles, and topical cannabis products. This large amount of options can easily overwhelm, which is why we thought a guide on how to pick weed at a dispensary is in order. 

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Tips to Ease the Process

Choosing weed at a dispensary is both old and new. It is new in that many of us have never been able to visit a dispensary. It is old as the industry is architected to feel familiar, with sales counters and friendly staff ready to help with any questions. In some ways, it is akin to choosing jewelry; glass cases filled with products and (sometimes) a magnification glass atop to look more closely.

For new-to-novice consumers and patients, picking a marijuana product will first come to a process of elimination. Here are a few questions to keep in mind:

  • Do I have the proper smoking equipment to consume this?

  • How much do I want to spend?

  • How long will this quantity last for me?

These questions can help to focus the purchase by removing the question of product type and total amount to spend. This leaves but one question - and it is full of choices as well - what product do I want?

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How To Pick Weed At A Dispensary: Choosing A Strain

Smoking weed is among the most popular ways around the world to consume this carefully curated crop. Marijuana is an agricultural product and like our fruits and veggies, can vary in size, flavor, and - in the case of marijuana - the effect it produces. 

To pick a weed strain at a dispensary, it is important to consider three general ‘buckets’ that cannabis strains find themselves: 

Is It An Indica, Sativa, Or Hybrid?

“Sativa”, “Indica”, and “Hybrid” are all terms used in dispensaries as a basic barometer for the effects the strain will have. 

“Sativa” strains are known as energizing, day-time strains that inspire creative thought. “Indica” strains are known for mellow, relaxed, and even sleepy experiences. “Hybrid” strains are somewhere in the middle. 

Much like craft beer, these neat buckets allow for stores to organize their inventory and streamline sales tactics. 

While it is this writer’s belief these three designations - Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid - are much less important to consumers than we want to believe, one of the questions nearly every budtender will ask is about the type of strain you are seeking. 

That is not to say these designations are never appropriate when you pick weed at a dispensary. These distinctions can help growers know if the plant will be tall with long branches or short and bushy but communicate less about the effects than this writer has come to believe. 

The Two Things You Should Always Review

In truth, the main things to consider when you pick weed at a dispensary are as follows:

  • What is the cannabinoid profile?

  • What terpenes are present?

Not all budtenders will have both pieces of this. Colorado requires the cannabinoids present in flower to be measured as a percentage of dry weight. It is not required in Colorado for labs to disclose the terpene profile, but some companies do anyway. Other states vary in requiring terpene content to be stated on the label. 

Terpenes are molecules producing both the flavor and aroma of the strain and have been shown to interact with cannabinoids to create unique experiences for consumers and relief to patients.

Cannabinoids are the molecules found in the cannabis plant that produces much of the unique effects cannabis is known for. For instance, the “high” is attributed to THC while CBD helps with relaxation. 

Because both the cannabinoid and terpenes present in a strain can vary plant by plant, each strain has different effects and flavors. 

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How To Pick Weed At A Dispensary: Choosing A Concentrate

Several US states and countries around the world have loosened laws regarding cannabis consumption, both recreationally and medically. As a result, the production of many cannabis products that were either scarce before or didn’t exist, coupled with emerging technologies and tools such as vape carts and batteries, has caused seismic changes to how cannabis is grown, processed, sold, and consumed. 

Whereas it may have been uncommon to be able to purchase hash before, it is now sold conveniently. Unlike choosing between edibles and smoking, there are a dozen methods to consume and hundreds of ways to process or utilize the plant. Emerging as a hero in the legal cannabis industry, concentrates have taken ground from smoked flower for numerous reasons. Some include: 

  • The potency

  • The refinement of the terpene profile

  • The separation of different cannabinoids

  • Relative cost-benefit compared to smoked cannabis (In some circumstances)

When picking marijuana concentrates, the following can help frame the decision:

  • Color: is it honey or amber-hued?

  • Texture: is it liquid? Is it supposed to be?

  • Aroma: does it smell waxy or predominately like terpenes?

Finished Choosing Your Weed Products? Don’t Forget the Tools! 

Learning to pick weed at a dispensary can be a time-consuming process, and it doesn’t have to be. Identifying before you go some potential options can help guide the conversation when you arrive. Using the above information or diving into some product research and dispensary menus and deals near you can help guide you to the products you want, but it can take a bit of a time investment to learn the lingo and differences. 

Knowing your budget and a potential quantity you are seeking can additionally guide the conversation upon arriving at your dispensary of choice. 

But forgetting papers, glass, or a vaporizer or dab rig is always frustrating - especially if you have already reached the couch, shoes off. 

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Stoner Birthday Gifts

Stoner Birthday Gifts

Posted by CANNASaver on Friday, 19 March 2021 in Canna Blog

It's your best friend’s/significant other’s/family member’s – we'll just play it safe by saying loved one's birthday coming up but you have no idea what to get them. Birthdays are hard. With this guide, you will be able to find something to make your birthday person’s day special but what exactly can you get them to make their special day, extra special?

Let us explore!

Birthday Gifts for Your Favorite Stoner

What better way to celebrate a birthday than with some weed!?

Here are our top picks on stoner birthday gifts:

grinder birthday gift

Grinders

If the person you are buying a gift for doesn't have a grinder, get them one! The grinder is a stoner’s best friend. Throwing whole nugs or hand-broken nugs into a pipe often won’t burn very well. This brings uneven burning on your poor ol' cannabis. By grinding cannabis, you are increasing the surface area of your stash. The increased surface area allows for more bowls gained out of your buds and will burn very evenly. You also have the added bonus of kief accumulating at the bottom of your grinder. Kief is a great rainy day treat.

Stoner Films

Everyone enjoys a good stoner flick! Pick out a great film for a stoner film enthusiast. Here is a list of some classics to choose from:

  • Cheech and Chong: Up in Smoke (1978)

  • Pineapple Express (2008)

  • How High (2004)

  • Dude, Where's My Car? (2000)

  • Half Baked (1998)

  • The Big Lebowski (1998)

  • Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)

Smoke Buddy

A Smoke Buddy is a modern-day "sploof" for adults. A classic "sploof" consists of a toilet paper tube stuffed with laundry sheets. Now enters the buddy.

Smoke Buddy is a long-lasting choice. Made of various colored plastic, Smoke Buddies have a good design, effective, and not a toilet paper tube. These things are awesome.

vaporizer birthday gift

Vaporizers

Vaporizers are known as the most efficient way to smoke marijuana. They are easy to use and extremely discreet. They are one of the healthiest ways to consume due to producing no tar byproducts. 

Vaporizers also reduce the amount of odor being emitted while maintaining flavor. Companies like PAX and GreenDot have cartridges that you would swear were actual bud hits. 

In terms of the best herb vaporizer, the volcano reigns supreme. Though initially expensive, it will help you get the most out of smoking your weed. You can even re-burn vaped weed a couple of times, adding to its efficiency. 

A Big Bag of Weed

Everything's better with a bag of weed, right? Get the birthday person a bag of their favorite strain of marijuana. Nothing is better than a surprise bag of weed.

stoner birthday gifts

Concentrates

Concentrates such as wax, shatter, and live resin were made for the modern stoner. Any concentrate would make a birthday much grander  Cannabis concentrates often hit between 60-80% in THC potently. The higher potency maintains a longer high. Great for the birthday boy/girl.

Edibles

Edibles are the longest-lasting way to enjoy cannabis. These tasty treats can last anywhere from 4-6 hours with smoking lasting much shorter in length. It does not take much of an edible to get a desired high. Edibles are also a health-conscious way to get high, protecting your lungs from toxins and carcinogens found in smoke. Another great way for the birthday person to enjoy a sustained high.

A Better Bong

The beautiful, classic bong. How we love thee. Bongs are often beautiful and could even be pieces of art. The bong is ever so trusty when getting you high and getting you high really fast. 

With water pulling gross toxins from entering your body, it cools the smoke in your lungs allowing for bigger hits. Use a smaller bowl when using a bong to get maximum efficiency when smoking your weed. 

Get them a more artistic/stylish bong!

Bong Cleaner

Sometimes all the birthday person needs is a way of cleaning their dirty piece.
Formula 420 is a non-toxic, quick cleaner. The formula allows you to skip the scrubbing and soaking processes. The cleaner is also biodegradable and will leave your bong deodorized.

Orange Chronic is a cleaner made from natural substances such as oranges. This cleaner has a refreshing smell while kicking your resin’s butt. All this while you know your piece is getting cleaned.

Resinate has a cleaning mixture that is just right, taking the guesswork out of making solutions yourself. It sterilizes while leaving your bong squeaky clean. It also comes in various cleaning phase bottles and grinder cleaner.

DeBowler

Anyone who smokes out of a pipe or out of bowls knows that the bottom gets caked with loose ashes. This eventually leads to the pipe getting clogged. The DeBowler clears the problem away by giving stoners an easy way to clean out their bowl between sessions.

Wraparound Sunglasses

The sun can be absolutely awful on a stoner’s dry, red eyes. Get them a good pair of sunglasses. Both stylish and those eyes will burn no longer.

Roast & Toast Mug

Perfect for the stoner who loves smoking a bowl while enjoying their morning cup of coffee. The mug includes a fully functioning bowl in the handle. It’s good for when you want to drink coffee and enjoy some marijuana without having to carry so many things to the breakfast table.

Cannabox

Cannabox offers an assortment of unique gifts for stoners starting at $13.99 a month. This box is packed with 6-9 essentials each month you subscribe. Not only does it have lots of goodies, but it’s also extremely easy to sign up. You can prepay and have it shipped directly to your birthday person.

Fancy Stash Bags and Devices

Stash bags can get about as designer as you want them to be. They are absolutely amazing and necessary. They typically have room for the stash, pipe, lighter, and if lucky, your grinder. Stash bags absorb strong weed smells by using activated charcoal. Leaves no odor behind.

Shopping for a stoner can sometimes be fairly tricky. With this list, you can start your journey at least with some ideas. Make sure to note the stuff they have vs. the stuff they need. But foremost, have fun with it! Everyone enjoys personalized birthday shopping.

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Naming Weed Strains

Naming Weed Strains

Posted by CANNASaver on Friday, 12 March 2021 in Canna Blog

Spending time around cannabis is a much different thing when a dispensary is involved. As more and more states legalize cannabis, it occurred that many would-be legal or medical marijuana consumers and patients would have to learn the strains and products they are interested in and that provide the most benefit or experience. Naming weed strains is not always a good indicator for the experience or benefit, but in most cases, it can offer some clues. 

In this guide, we provide an overview of the top five things that can impact the naming of a cannabis strain: 

  • Genetics

  • Aroma

  • Color

  • The Year

  • The Region

naming weed strains

How Weed Strains Are Named

There are hundreds if not thousands of different strains. Some can be informative and others exist to be random or silly. There are more clues in the names as to what you can expect from certain strains than most people realize. These clues allow patients and consumers to approximate the experience or benefit a particular strain will have.

The Genetics of the Weed Strain

Naming a strain most often comes from a reference to the genetics of the two parent plants. By crossing or splicing the genes of two-parent plants, more robust flavors, complimentary experiences or benefits, and, in several cases, can contain larger amounts of THC and/ or other cannabinoids.

For instance, several strains can be found with “Kush'' somewhere in their name. This acts as a sort of suffix that can tell you a few different things. Generally, these strains are descendants of a subset of Indica plants that originally grew in the Hindu Kush mountain ranges between Afghanistan and India. Strains with the “Kush” qualifier will generally be more on the Indica side of the spectrum, known to produce a relaxed, euphoric side experience. 

This leads us to the question: What if a “Kush” strain was mixed with a Sativa strain, which is known for being energizing and uplifting. For example, the name of the strain “Lemon Kush” implies that both the strain has ‘“Kush” genetics, but that the strain Lemon G was crossed with it. 

This allows the strain to take on, for some consumers and patients, a relaxing yet uplifting, focused experience. This is what is known as a hybrid strain. 

how to name weed strains

The Aroma of the Strain

While we are on the topic of Lemon G, a Sativa strain, let’s begin the conversation on flavor as an aspect of naming a weed strain. 

In the strain Lemon G, the strain is named based on genetics, with the “G” comes from the strain “G13” and the “Lemon” comes from an unknown cross strain. But what is also very apparent is that lemon is a citrus fruit. Just by association, one could deduce the strain will have a citrusy, lemon-like aroma. 

While the aroma and flavor of a strain is entirely the work of the terpenes in the strain, these common associations to fruit, berries, and even candy are common in naming weed strains. And in most cases, you can smell and taste a bit of the fruit or food mentioned.

There are some less sweet-sounding strains as well. Sour, Diesel, Skunk, and Chem are common prefixes and suffixes of cannabis strains. 

These are some of the most common modifiers used in naming cannabis strains, as they imply a blend of earthy, pungent, and a “definitely going to fill the room with some funky” aroma. Moreover, these terms are largely references to strain genetics and can be (accurately) used as a selling point due to potency. These strains generally carry a high THC content and a bit more of an uplifting effect than some other strains, whether they lean more on the Indica or Sativa side. 

The Color of the Strain

Both genetics and terpenes impact the color of a strain. Color is not necessarily correlated to the aroma but can draw some inspiration. In the case of Grand Daddy Purple, known as “Grand Daddy Purp”, the leaves and buds are hued with the lush of lavender yet the aroma is something else entirely: a robust mix of earth, pepper, and berries or grape. 

In naming weed strains, the color is among the top modifiers. It allows for easy visual differentiation and is generally unique to each strain. However, only certain strains express purple or blue characteristics.  

different weed strains

The Year the Strain Was First Created

This is rare, but one popular strain that comes to mind is Pre-98 Bubba Kush. This hybrid strain utilizes the “Pre-98” to communicate to consumers and patients the strain has roots in cannabis history as one of the best strains around. While many strains consistently outmatch Pre-98 Bubba Kush, it is still a favored strain for its heavy body high and relaxing effect. 

The Region the Strain Was Grown

Concerning “OG”, as is seen in California OG, OG Kush, and many other strains, the most commonly pointed reason for naming marijuana strains with “OG” is that landrace Afghani genetics were grown in the climate of California, managing to grow in a much different climate than the Afghan mountains. 

Much like how wines, scotch, and other foods or beverages must be from a region to be considered authentic, OG is thought to explain the plants were not mountain-grown, as Afghani had been traditionally, but were “Ocean Grown”, relaying details, not about the strength of the strain, but the environment which it was grown. 

A Blend Of Terms Make Up Modern Strain Names

As noted above, naming marijuana strains is often a blend of not only genetics but generally several other factors.

And other good news: YOU CAN BLEND YOUR VERY OWN MIXES OF STRAINS!

Whether choosing to grow your own or buying a few different strains of dry flower from a local dispensary to mix to your flavor, color, aroma, and effect preference is what the legal market for cannabis allows. So we encourage you to shop not just based on any one single quality, but on many of the above naming criteria. 

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Cannabis Topicals

Cannabis Topicals

Posted by CANNASaver on Monday, 08 March 2021 in Canna Blog

You might be familiar with the traditional types of consuming cannabis such as smoking, vaping, and eating. But did you know that you could also reap the medicinal benefits of cannabis by applying it topically to your skin?

Topicals are cannabis-infused creams are designed to provide localized relief from inflammation when absorbed through the skin. Cannabis topicals come in the form of lotions, creams, and balms; topicals are a prime example of how the cannabis industry is revolutionizing with new and innovative modes of consumption. 

Infused balms, lotions, or salves are great to have on hand as they are known to effectively provide relief from localized pain or inflammation.

Topicals do not get you high, so they’re great to use at all times of the day.

cannabis topicals

How Do Cannabis Topicals Work?

Cannabis-infused topicals work by interacting with your body’s endocannabinoid system, binding to CB2 receptors in your body. Your CB2 receptors are then activated by cannabis compounds (cannabinoids) like THC and CBD, which help reduce pain, inflammation, and irritation.

Because they are non-intoxicating, they are often recommended to those who want to experience the medicinal benefits of cannabis without getting high. Even if a topical contains the ingredient THC (the psychoactive component in cannabis), you will not experience any psychoactive effects when you apply it to your skin. 

Unlike smoking and orally ingesting cannabis, the THC from topicals can’t be delivered to the bloodstream. Instead, they only penetrate through the system of CB2 receptors. THC needs to enter the bloodstream for you to feel the high that you would feel from smoking and eating cannabis.

Therapeutic Usage

Topicals are just like other skin and body care products, however, oftentimes topicals are only applied to areas that experience pain or irritation. They are also popular for those who experience muscle soreness and tension, or inflammation. 

Cannabis within itself is known for its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, making topicals perfect for surface-oriented pain associated with conditions such as arthritis, eczema, and psoriasis. 

Other conditions that topicals can help relieve:

  • Rashes

  • General inflammation

  • Carpal tunnel

  • Irregular cell growth (i.e., Cancer)

Topicals are also great for muscle pain and soreness associated with strenuous activities such as exercise and general labor, making them great for everyday use as well. 

A Transdermal Patch is another form of cannabis-infused topicals but this type of product can produce psychoactive effects. Transdermal patches are medicated adhesives that are placed on the skin, they deliver a specific dose of cannabis through the skin and into the bloodstream.

cannabis transdermal patch

Do-It-Yourself Cannabis Topical

The ingredients in cannabis topicals are similar to the ones you’ll find in regular skin and body care products. It’s even possible to make your own cannabis-infused topical or salve. If you’ve ever made your own cannabis-infused oil or butter, the process is fairly similar. 

Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • Ground, dried cannabis flower

  • Coconut oil

  • Beeswax

  • Your choice of essential oils

Now for making the cannabis topicals:

  • The first step is to decarboxylate your cannabis. You can do this by baking ground-up flower in the oven for 25-30 minutes at 240 degrees Fahrenheit. For this recipe, 7-10 grams of cannabis is recommended.

  • Place 1 ½ cups of coconut oil in a saucepan and stir over low heat until melted.

  • Combine your decarboxylated cannabis and mix it into the melted coconut oil under low heat for 20 to 25 minutes.

  • Remove from heat and pour your mixture through a strainer or cheesecloth and set aside. 

  • In the same saucepan, melt the beeswax. As it’s melting, slowly add your infused coconut oil. During this step, you can add in your essential oil of choice (a few drops is enough). Popular oils include lavender, tea tree oil, and peppermint. 

  • Once the beeswax and infused coconut oil are thoroughly mixed, remove from heat and transfer it into a jar or container of your choice.

Remember to keep the heat low when using a saucepan or you risk burning off the THC, decreasing your product’s potency.

cannabis lotion

Where to Find Cannabis Topicals in Colorado

It might seem like too much trouble to make your own homemade cannabis topicals, but you could always leave it to the experts are your local dispensary.  420-friendly Colorado is filled with some of the nation’s top dispensaries.

If you’re interested in the immense benefits of cannabis-infused topicals, you could also check out the latest Cannasaver deals from your favorite Colorado dispensaries.

Here are a few:

Pure Marijuana Dispensary Colfax - 25% Off All CBD and Skin Care Products

Organix -  25% Off All CBD and Skin Care Products

 Pure Marijuana Dispensary Edgewater - Buy any one thing get one thing half off

Overall, topicals are a great way to reap the benefits of cannabis without getting ‘tripping out’ from the high. If you’re someone who experiences localized pain, topicals might provide you with the relief you’re looking for. Don’t forget to keep checking Cannasaver for the latest deals on topicals.

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What Is a Preroll?

What Is a Preroll?

Posted by CANNASaver on Monday, 01 March 2021 in Canna Blog

Before the days of legalization, stoners would roll their own joints and blunts. This wasn’t a huge issue – some people enjoy the task. Many people still choose to do so today. 

But with legalization came an easier solution – pre-rolls.

A pre-roll is a joint that’s been made by a dispensary or other cannabis vendor for the customer’s convenience. They’re comprised of flower, rolling paper, and a filter.

They take the hassle out of rolling a joint at home. Instead of grinding down the weed and struggling to roll up the joint, you can just buy a pre-roll and get toking.

The joint is a pothead classic. Though there are many ways to consume marijuana, the joint remains one of the most popular forms. But some people just can’t get good at rolling them.

 For this reason, the pre-roll was invented. Convenient, quick, and relatively cheap, the pre-roll has become a dispensary staple.

They’re often recommended for newcomers as an easy way to get into weed. Typically not as harsh or strong, pre-rolls also have a longer-lasting shelf-life than joints rolled at home.

what is a preroll

So What's the Deal with Pre-rolls?

It used to be a fairly common belief that pre-rolls were made with "shake" or low-quality weed. Pot smokers often found them to be dry, weak, and overall not a good way to spend your money.

It’s not always entirely untrue. Sometimes pre-rolls are made with low-quality weed, and it’s hard for the consumer to tell beforehand. The rolling paper can hide possible faults with the flower.

The problem is that some companies use trim – the excess stems, seeds, and leaves that get cut off the flower before curing – to stuff their pre-rolls with. The trim is notoriously less potent than the flower, leading to a lesser high.

Another issue for consumers is the use of shake in pre-rolls. Shake is scraps of the marijuana plant that have fallen off of larger pieces of bud during handling of the product.

Shake has a negative connotation among many stoners. People find it dry and less potent. This can sometimes be true, as the shake dries much quicker once it’s loose from the bud. But in reality, the shake comes from the same place as the rest of the flower. Whether or not shake is actually bad is really just personal preference.

 Dispensaries often use shake to roll their joints because this allows them to not waste any marijuana. When handling jars or baggies of weed, shake inevitably falls off the bud. To toss perfectly good weed would be a waste, so it’s rolled into joints for consumer convenience. If the shake didn’t get to dry beforehand, it’s still a potent product.

Bad pre-rolls will likely always be somewhat of an issue. But, nowadays, they’re much rarer. Dispensaries and marijuana companies see the value of high-grade pre-rolls.

preroll joints

So, Why Should I Buy Pre-rolls?

The simplest answers are convenience and price point.

Everyone who has ever rolled a joint knows that it can be tough to get right. Sure, you can Google how to do it and give it your best shot, but that doesn’t mean you’ll get it right.

A pre-roll eliminates any issues with rolling. It’s right there, ready to smoke.

Pre-rolls are usually inexpensive as well. They’re usually a better deal per gram than the flower the joint contains. Obviously, you get what you pay for. A five-dollar pre-roll will likely not stack up to a twenty-dollar one.

That’s not to say that a five-dollar pre-roll is a bad purchase – it’s cheap and still bud. Ask your budtender about what went into the pre-roll, how it’s made, if it’s any good, etc. They should be willing to answer any questions.

You can also find high-quality pre-rolls if you’re willing to look. Just because a joint is pre-rolled doesn’t mean the quality is bad. In fact, many marijuana companies have started to produce high-grade pre-rolled joints for their consumers. This combines the ease of a pre-roll with the potency of high-quality flower.

Pre-rolls also have a longer shelf-life than their homemade brethren. A pre-rolled joint can last up to about a year if stored correctly.

Why Pre-rolls are Different

More often than not, pre-rolls will be in the form of joints. They’re the most popular, the easiest to make, and the easiest to consume. A joint, as you know, is made up of rolling paper and a filter, and is relatively light and fast to smoke. A pre-roll typically comes in half-gram of full-gram sizes.

Pre-rolls differ from similar blunts and spliffs because they contain only marijuana.

A blunt is very similar to a joint, but instead of rolling paper, a cigar wrap is used. Cigar wraps – made from tobacco leaves – contain tobacco, and therefore nicotine. The sale of nicotine is banned in Colorado dispensaries, so you won’t find many pre-rolled blunts. The exception is that some can be made from dried hemp leaves, which contain no tobacco.

A spliff is a joint that combines marijuana and tobacco. Rolling both substances together produces interesting effects. The combination of the two leads to an energizing high, due to the nature of the tobacco.

Pre-rolled joints also differ from a newer type of pre-roll – the cannagar.

A cannagar is basically what it sounds like – a marijuana cigar. Cannagars are made using marijuana leaves as the cigar wrap and then packed full with flower.

Unlike pre-rolled joints, cannagars are usually expensive, as there’s a huge amount of bud that goes into making one.

a jar of preroll joints

Where to Find Pre-rolls

Just about every dispensary in Colorado is going to have a variety of pre-rolls. They’re a big money-maker, and consumers love them.

Local Preroll Deals

·         Rocky Mountain High Dispensary in Denver is offering two-gram joint packs for ten dollars right now.

·         Canna City Dispensary has a deal on full-gram joints for three dollars.

·         Pure Dispensary in Denver is selling five full-gram joints for $22.50.

Check out Cannasaver for the best deals on pre-rolls in your location.

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Cannabis Tinctures

Cannabis Tinctures

Posted by CANNASaver on Friday, 26 February 2021 in Canna Blog

Marijuana is a wonder plant. Yes, it’s great for smoking. But it can be used in a variety of other ways – from concentrates to edibles.

Somewhere along the line, some genius created cannabis tinctures.

cannabis tinctures

What is A Cannabis Tincture?

A tincture is a medication made by dissolving cannabis in alcohol. Alcohol is used as a solvent to extract the cannabinoids – like THC and CBD – to create an alcohol-based cannabis product.

Tinctures are similar to marijuana oils in that the cannabinoids and terpenes are extracted to make the end product stronger. Where it differs, though, is in the final product.

Marijuana and hash oils don’t contain any alcohol – in tinctures, it’s one of the main ingredients.

Tinctures are often found in small, dropper-capped bottles for easy dosing. Typically the tincture will be taken sublingually, or under the tongue. Tinctures contain all of the terpenes, cannabinoids, and trichomes that give weed its trademark psychoactive effects.

Tinctures have a long shelf life given their alcohol content and storage process. Combined with the ease of consumption, tinctures used to be a primary way to use marijuana.

 Because of the ease of making and ingesting, tinctures are now being considered as a good entry point for new marijuana users.

The History of Cannabis Tinctures

The use of tinctures is not a new development. The science behind it isn’t new technology either. A tincture itself doesn’t need to contain cannabis, just alcohol. The use of tinctures can date all the way back to the ancient Egyptians.

Up until the marijuana prohibition of the 1930s, cannabis tinctures were available even in American pharmacies. They were the main form of cannabis medicine up to that point. It earned the nickname ‘the moonshine of marijuana’ for its use of alcohol. Cannabis tinctures were even found in the United States Pharmacopeia.

 Tinctures were easy to make and safe to digest, so they were popular until outlawed. Now, with marijuana legalization happening across the US, tinctures have made a comeback.

How Tinctures Are Made

The process of making a cannabis tincture is quite simple when compared to other products such as rosin or moon rocks. 

Alcohol is a solvent – a substance which other materials dissolve in to make a solution. In this case:

·         Alcohol = solvent

·         Marijuana = other materials

·         Cannabis tincture = solution

Almost any part of the plant that contains cannabinoids are terpenes can be used to make a cannabis tincture. Some products use kief, others use trim. Naturally, the strength of the marijuana that goes in affects the strength of the tincture that comes out.

Alcohol content also has an effect on the end product. High-proof alcohol will extract more cannabinoids and terpenes than a low-proof one.

DIY cannabis tinctures

Types of Cannabis Tinctures

For the most part, cannabis tinctures are consumed sublingually, or under the tongue. Since the tinctures typically come with a dropper similar to eye drops, the process is quick and easy. While underneath the tongue, the tincture is dissolved and ingested through osmosis. The cannabinoids are then absorbed through osmosis directly into the bloodstream.

This process generally doesn’t take that long for one to feel the effects – somewhere between fifteen and forty-five minutes. If swallowed instead, the process can take up to about two hours.

Tinctures can also be orally ingested, but the results vary greatly from sublingual consumption. Think of oral ingestion like taking an edible – the effects take a long time, the dosage is hard to perfect, and you may take too much before you realize it.

You can also take tinctures topically, like a lotion. The cannabinoids are absorbed through the skin through osmosis. Topically taking a tincture is good for general pain relief, such as a bruise. The cannabis tincture can also be mixed with cannabis lotion for a stronger effect.

Though there are other ways to consume tinctures, sublingually remains the most popular. 

The Benefits of Cannabis Tinctures

Tinctures are certainly among the most uncommon ways to consume marijuana. In fact, they’re probably behind everything else.

But that doesn’t mean tinctures are worthless. Many cannabis enthusiasts think that tinctures are the most underrated way to use marijuana.

If you’re on the fence about trying tinctures, consider these benefits:

·         Ease of Consumption: No smoking, no eating, just a drop or two under the tongue. Boom, you’re done. Smoking is fun, but it can harm the lungs. Edibles are great, but they take longer to set in. Tinctures are as easy as they come.

·         Potency: Tinctures can also be pretty strong. Because of the way they’re created, cannabis tinctures are packed to the brim with cannabinoids and terpenes.

·         Dosage Control: A huge and often overlooked benefit of tinctures. There’s no better way to control exactly how much marijuana you’re ingesting. With tinctures, you can measure that down to the milliliter.

·         Discretion: There’s no worrying about getting caught taking a tincture – the process is over and done with in seconds.

·         Shelf-Life: Tinctures will last significantly longer than flower or other marijuana products.

·         Health Considerations: Tinctures have fewer calories than edibles. You also don’t need to inhale smoke and harm the lungs to take a tincture.

using cannabis tinctures

THC vs CBD Tinctures

Obviously, what you put into the tincture is what you get out of it. A tincture made from marijuana with a high THC content will act differently than one made with a high CBD content.

THC tinctures will get you high. THC is the cannabinoid that gives weed its trademark psychoactive effects. They offer the same benefits as CBD tinctures, but they also produce a high.

CBD tinctures are usually derived from hemp, not marijuana. These products have all the positive effects of THC tinctures – minus the high. A CBD tincture is used specifically for medicinal purposes. 

How To Make a Cannabis Tincture

Yes, you can make cannabis tinctures at home – and it’s easier than you think.

You’ll need high-proof alcohol, cannabis flower, a mason jar, and some coffee filters. Keep in mind this process takes time – so if you’re in a hurry, grab some from your dispensary.

First, you’ll need to decarboxylate the marijuana. This simply means heating it up so the THCA turns into THC. If you skip this step, the tincture won’t produce a very strong high.

 After decarboxylation, combine the flower and alcohol in the mason jar. Once closed, give it a good shake.

After that, store for about three weeks, making sure to shake it once a day. Once the time is up, strain the liquid through a coffee filter to catch the loose cannabis.

And that’s that. You’ve just made a cannabis tincture at home.

Congrats! 

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